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Ironically, Vera Farmiga of A&E's "Bates Motel" and her younger sister Taissa Farmiga of American Horror Story: Coven play mother and daughter in At Middleton. Farmiga plays Garcia's love interest. Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga star as parents taking their teens to a college tour at Middleton when the two strangers decide to play hooky instead and relive their own days at university. Academy Award® nominees Andy Garcia (Ocean's 11, City Island) and Vera Farmiga (A&E's "Bates Motel", Up in the Air) star as straight-laced George and eccentric Edith, who fail to connect with their kids. But what begins as an afternoon of fun soon becomes
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No trickery, no mind control – this time Derren's just schooling a group of pensioners in the art of grand larceny
He's the UK's mindbender-in-chief, a seer of the realm whose status as national treasure was rubber-stamped after being namedropped in The Day Of The Doctor. "What's our cover story for this?" wondered Unit boss Kate Stewart as the Tardis was airlifted into Trafalgar Square. "Um, Derren Brown," replied her scarf-rockin' sidekick. "Again?" sighed Stewart. And therein lies the rub. Beloved mesmerist or not, Brown needs to keep turning tricks to remain on the telly, and while everyone enjoys being bamboozled once in a while, getting hornswoggled repeatedly by the same impish know-it-all can get a little wearying.
So in Derren Brown: The Great Art Robbery (Friday, Channel 4, 9pm), the magus of meticulously staged outrageousness parks his uncanny abilities and puts the spotlight on four lovely pensioners he intends »
- Sarah Dempster, Graeme Virtue
Director George Clooney and writer Grant Heslov (Good Night, and Good Luck, The Ides of March) have teamed up again for a new WWII film The Monuments Men. In a sort of Dirty Dozen meets Ocean's Eleven storyline, The Monuments Men follows a group of respected historians and museum curators enlisted by the United States Army to help recover priceless works of art stolen by the Nazis. Led by George Clooney, the movie also stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett and Jean Dujardin. »
"Mr. President, we are at a point in this war that is the most dangerous to the greatest historical achievements known to man." If you've watched the trailers for The Monuments Men and thought that this feels like Ocean's Eleven heads to World War II, this new trailer from the UK will only strengthen that observation as it includes a recognizable track from the first heist film that also starred George Clooney and Matt Damon. While the film still looks fantastic, we just wish it hadn't been delayed to February 2014, therefore completely shaking up the Oscar race this season. At least we don't have to wait another year. Here's the new UK trailer for George Clooney's The Monuments Men from The Daily Mail: The Monuments Men is directed by George Clooney (Good Night and Good Luck, The Ides of March) who co-wrote the script with his producing partner Grant Heslov. »
- Ethan Anderton
Georgle Clooney's Monuments Men looked like it could be a player in this year's awards race, but it had to be pushed back to February in order to work on the special effects and find the tone of the story. For those who are unfamiliar with the film, it’s based on a true story about soldiers and historians who have to go to Germany during World War II to rescue artistic masterpieces before they’re destroyed by the Nazis. The first trailer made the film look confused and mediocre, but now an international trailer has gone online, and the movie looks like it's in much better shape. The humor is sharper, the story is better laid out, and the stakes are more clearly defined. There's even a little grin about the premise having a bit of an Ocean's Eleven vibe when Matt Damon's character asks Clooney, "Aren't you a little old for this? »
- Matt Goldberg
The elevator pitch for The Monuments Men is basically Ocean's Eleven but with Nazis, so it was only a matter of time before the trailers caught up. Is that the actual Ocean's Eleven music you hear? Why yes, it is! And director/co-writer George Clooney is finally in Danny Ocean mode, explaining complex "we're gonna steal the thing" plans to a band of funny misfits. Then it gets all emotional, because World War II and Nazis and Art, but anyway, this is the The Monuments Men we were imagining. »
- Amanda Dobbins
It's immensely difficult to strike the balance between earnest and funny when it comes to movies about World War II, but if anyone can, it's probably our man George Clooney.
Clooney, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay, creates a funny "Ocean's Eleven"-style heist vibe as an art conservationist who enlists a group of international experts to save art from Hitler's clutches. Roosevelt himself has given the marching orders for the platoon to seek out the irreplaceable artworks stolen by Nazi goons from museums across Europe.
This gang includes Matt Damon (naturally), John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, and Cate Blanchett, who each have their own specialty and stake in getting to the most precious works of art before they go into Hitler's archives or are destroyed.
Of course, there are some kooky moments, like when Damon's character finds himself standing on an unexploded land mine, or when »
- Jenni Miller
While it won't be in the Oscar mix both because it won't be ready and for the fact that it's, as George Clooney calls it, "a commercial, non-cynical piece of entertainment," "Monuments Men" still has the kind of star power to attract a red carpet. And indeed, it will be making its international premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in just a couple of months. And with that in mind, a brand new overseas trailer has arrived. Featuring lots of new footage, but the same "Ocean's Eleven"-meets-wwii vibe, this new spot features dashingly handsome men, real history, genuine emotion and all told, promises a pretty decent couple of hours at the movie house. MIssion: accomplished, Clooney? Based on Robert M. Edsel's book, the movie chronicles the true story of a specially commissioned platoon who are tasked with recovering stolen artwork before the end of WWII, and a bunch of magazine ready faces — Matt Damon, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Of all Paul Walker's career accomplishments, there's one very curious to award nuts like us: Back in 2003, Walker and his zesty lime car won a Teen Choice Award for Best Movie Chemistry in "2 Fast 2 Furious." Together they beat Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in "Daredevil," Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore in "X2," Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman in "Bruce Almighty," Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson in "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" and Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs in "Brown Sugar." One year earlier, Walker starred in the first "Fast and Furious" film, and picked up the Best On-Screen Team popcorn bucket with co-star Vin Diesel at the MTV Movie Awards. They beat the teams from "Ocean's Eleven," "Rush Hour 2," "Shrek" and "Zoolander." Walker died in a single car accident on Saturday at age 40. The handsome leading man mixed up mainstrea »
Of all Paul Walker's accomplishments, there's one very curious to award nuts at Gold Derby: Back in 2003, Walker and his car won a Teen Choice Award for Best Movie Chemistry in "2 Fast 2 Furious." Together they beat Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck in "Daredevil," Anna Paquin and Shawn Ashmore in "X2," Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman in "Bruce Almighty," Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson in "Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd" and Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs in "Brown Sugar." One year earlier, Walker starred in the first "Fast and Furious" film, and picked up the Best On-Screen Team popcorn bucket with co-star Vin Diesel at the MTV Movie Awards. They beat the teams from "Ocean's Eleven," "Rush Hour 2," "Shrek" and "Zoolander." Walker died in a single car accident on Saturday at age 40. The handsome leading man mixed up mainstream movies -- »
Film-makers have tried sex, murder and intrigue, and yet that most intellectual of spectator sports remains remarkably difficult to depict on screen
• Computer Chess: watch the trailer
Throw a rock at the sports genre and you'll hit a film about baseball or football, or hockey, or racing. Odds are, you won't strike a film about chess. Chess isn't generally considered a stadium filler (although it can be). It's perceived as a game for eccentric intellectuals and elderly historians. It doesn't have the glamour or sex appeal of more sedentary sports, such as pool, as demonstrated by Paul Newman in The Hustler. Chess won't even fit snugly in to other genre films, where the banality of cards, for example, naturally lends itself to a seedy, gambling gangster underworld (Rounders), the exotic highlife of a casino (Casino Royale), or even more piquant, a combo »
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is poised to cross the $500 million mark globally this weekend, making it the biggest box office hit for its two stars Sandra Bullock (previous best Speed on $350.2 million) and George Clooney (previous best Ocean's Eleven on $450.6 million).
At the time of writing, Gravity has brought in $235.9 domestically and $261 million overseas. Last month, Gravity broke an October record for the highest grossing live-action feature with $400 million worldwide. With a $100 Million budget this is a huge success for Warner Bros., thanks in no small part tos IMAX and 3D surcharges, as well as repeat viewings.
Gravity delivered more thrills than all the blockbusters came out this year and its earned every penny. If there was ever a reason to buy a 3D television this is it. This and Life of Pi have really shown what 3D can do for storytelling and immersion, and this is one time I'd »
- Gary Collinson
Even with the plethora of celebrities (including the ones that have said "it's complicated") sharing their personal lives on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter you'd be surprised at how many other stars are foregoing social media completely, either due to confusion, lack of interest, or just plain fear. Just this week, a trio of A-listers - George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Kate Hudson - all spoke out against social networking. George communicated the dangers of drunk-tweeting while Julia likened to it a sugar high, and Kate admitted to being "scared" of the whole concept. Read on to see 10 stars that are so not about social media. George Clooney In a recent sit-down with Esquire, George Clooney spilled all of his feelings about social media, primarily Twitter. The actor said, "Why on God's green earth would you be on Twitter? Because first of all, the worst thing you can do is make yourself more available, »
- Brittney Stephens
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th Novemner 2013...
After wowing North American audiences for the past few weeks, Alfonso Cuaron's acclaimed sci-fi thriller Gravity finally arrived on UK soil this past weekend, with the Sandra Bullock / George Clooney starrer comfortably taking top spot in the box office chart with a hefty £6,234,375, including £619k in Thursday previews.Gravity's opening haul marked a UK record for both Sandra Bullock (previous best Two Weeks Notice with £2.64 million) and George Clooney (previous best Ocean's Eleven with £5.1 million), although the debut falls some way short of Cuaron's biggest bow, with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban raking in £23.9 million in its first weekend back in 2004.With Gravity cutting into its takings, Thor: The Dark World dropped almost 50% in its second weekend, although its cumulative gross of £13.9 million means the Chris Hemsworth-headlined solo »
- Gary Collinson
• Review of Gravity
Competitors stampeded away from the release date in panic, giving director Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity a clear run at the UK audience. The result: an impressive £6.24m, including Thursday takings of £619,000. This is the biggest opening for lead actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Bullock's biggest debuts were this summer's The Heat (£2.5m, including £910,000 in previews), the punctuation-challenged Two Weeks Notice (£2.64m), and Speed (£2.31m). Clooney's previous best openings were Ocean's Eleven (£5.1m), and Batman and Robin (£4.94m). Cuarón's previous best is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which achieved a mighty debut of £23.88m thanks to an aggressive preview strategy.
Comparisons with films that occupy a similar market positioning are tricky, »
- Charles Gant
Met with mixed reviews and a love-it-or-hate-it response from audiences, the Will Ferrell-starring, Adam McKay-directed comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" didn't make much of a splash when it was first released in 2004. Now, nearly 10 years later, the comedy has legions of fans, is one of the most quoted movies of the last decade, and is marking its hard-won success with a sequel: "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." In the follow-up, venerable newsman Ron Burgundy confronts the future of television journalism, leaving San Diego with the Channel 4 News Team for a stint on the spankin' new, 24-hour cable news network, Gnn, in New York City.
Everyone from the original cast is back. This time, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David, Koechner, Christina Applegate, and Ferrell are joined by some familiar faces. Harrison Ford, Kristen Wiig, Liam Neeson, James Marsden, and Meagan Good are just some of the »
- Tim Hayne
Washington, Nov 12: George Clooney has called Typhoon Haiyan terrible and claimed that denying the existence of climate change is ridiculous.
The 52-year-old actor, who was honored at the Britannia Awards in Los Angeles, said that he was following the news, Fox News reported.
As many as 10,000 people were believed to be dead in one Philippine city alone.
The 'Ocean's Eleven' star added that the terrible disaster is heading towards Vietnam now and will see what happens there. (Ani) »
- Lohit Reddy
Julia Roberts gave awards watchers something to talk about all right. Appearing at the BAFTA Britannia Awards in L.A. Saturday night, the 46-year-old actress couldn't resist being wheeled out onstage barefoot to fete her old pal George Clooney with one of the evening's most prestigious honors. Roberts looked absolutely radiant as she showed off her 10 little pedicured piggies replete with black nail polish to match the black mini dress she was wearing. The Pretty Woman star then stood up, showing off her signature long legs, and took to the podium where she delivered a funny shtick poking fun at her friendship with her Ocean's Eleven costar. "I'm normally in my second Rem cycle »
The 49-year-old has been close friends with Clooney for 20 years but she has confessed she never falls for him, reports contactmusic.com.
She also declares there are other women who would also turn down the "Ocean's Eleven" actor despite his dashing looks.
Bullock, who stars with Clooney in new movie "Gravity", tells morning TV show "Daybreak": "We've known each other for so long, sexy is gone. Not that he's not sexy because he is very, very handsome.. »
- Leon David
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 1 Nov 2013 - 06:28
Next year’s full of potentially great films, so to help, here’s a list of 25 movies we're most looking forward to in 2014...
These lists of anticipated forthcoming movies have become an annual fixture by now, and as ever, our selection has been tricky to whittle down. In restricting our list to just 25, we've tried to create a mix of the high-profile and the less obvious. Movies such as Non-Stop, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Big Hero Six and Edge Of Tomorrow came close but didn't quite make the cut, even though they have much to offer for their own reasons.
Furthermore, given the number of films competing for space, we've left the latest chapters of The Hunger Games and The Hobbit off the list. We're keen to see both, but we're wary of taking up slots with movies »
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