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The Master Builder

30 December 2010 4:04 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

In roles large and small, in theater and onscreen, Jim Broadbent is a masterful actor. Thanks to impeccable credentials—training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, rising up through Britain's National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, and continuing to ply his craft from his days in Britain's repertory system through today—he is superb in every role he takes on.Imprinting his work with his characteristic mix of truthfulness and colorful details, whether appearing in period comedies or wrenching dramas, he can play an astonishing variety of characters. The kinetic manager in "Moulin Rouge!" and the devastated husband in "Iris" reflect only two of the many extremes of his work. The straight-and-narrow judge in "Vera Drake" gives smooth way to Bridget Jones' placidly patient dad. And Broadbent deftly leaps from portraying a star in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway" to playing the Duke of »

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Gwyneth Paltrow To Star As Marlene Dietrich In Epic T.V. Biopic?

29 December 2010 9:51 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

On the surface at least, Gwyneth Paltrow seems a weak choice to portray legendary sex symbol, exotic actress and husky-voiced singer Marlene Dietrich in an ambitious 180 minute made for t.v. biopic.

Paltrow, a solid mid-level actress who is sleight-figured with a squeaky clean image, more likeable than sexy, never portraying a cent of a darker side beyond those eyes like Dietrich (the above left shot of Paltrow in the period film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is her attempt at looking thoughtful), should stay well clear.

Eva Green would be a better choice or better yet, and perish to even consider the thought, perhaps a German actress to portray a German icon?

Luc Besson’s Europacorp TV, BBC and HBO then are joining forces for the mammoth, 180 minute biopic of the legendary German actress and performer. Titled Marlene, the t.v. film will be told in two »

- Matt Holmes

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Gwyneth Paltrow to Play Marlene Dietrich in Two-Part TV Movie?

27 December 2010 1:24 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Gwyneth Paltrow is rumored to be kicking off the New Year as “The Blue Angel”, Marlene Dietrich. She is reportedly set to portray the legendary German actress and chanteuse in a two-part TV movie produced by Luc Besson’s newly-acquired EuropaCorp TV. The project was initiated by the BBC and HBO and is based on Marlene Dietrich, the biography written by Dietrich’s daughter and closest confidante, Maria Riva, according to French magazine Télé 2 Semaines. More details after the jump. Adapted by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’ Diary), Marlene will recount the major turning points in Dietrich’s career, from her early days on the Berlin stage to her collaborations with director Josef Von Sternberg (The Blue Angel, 1930, was her most famous movie) and her subsequent Hollywood success. From the 1950s until 1975, Dietrich launched a career as a cabaret artist, performing in major cities worldwide. No doubt Paltrow, »

- Talia Soghomonian

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Top Ten Movies for the Holidays

21 December 2010 11:47 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

10. With Honors (1994)

Not a film that pops up on most holiday lists, however, With Honors exudes the quintessential holiday spirit with a memorable final act, thoroughly laced with virtue, love and friendship. With Honors is the story of smug Harvard student; Montgomery Kessler (the name aptly characterizes Brendan Fraser) who meets squatter Simon (the one and only Joe Pesci) in the basement of the school library after his computer crashes jeopardizing his ticket to success – his final thesis. The one hard copy lands in Simon’s hands, and here’s the hook – for every day’s shelter and food that Monty provides, Simon will give him on page of his thesis back. A ransom of sorts that climaxes with Monty’s realization of what is truly worth striving for in life. This early 90’s film feels like a hiccup to the mastery of the great John Hughes’ movies of the 80’s. »

- Jen

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Miramax Announces Potential Sequels from 'Rounders' to 'Shakespeare in Love'

16 December 2010 1:30 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Miramax and The Weinstein Company announced a new agreement today that will see them partner on the production of sequels to some of Miramax's best-known properties. The first films listed under the agreement are sequels to Bad Santa, Rounders and Shakespeare in Love. But it doesn't end there.

Other potential projects are film or television projects branching off from Bridget Jones's Diary, Copland, From Dusk Til Dawn, Swingers, Clerks, Shall We Dance and The Amityville Horror. The two companies have already been working together on the impending releases of Scream 4 (April 15, 2011), Spy Kids 4 (August 19, 2011) and Scary Movie 5. They'll also be collaborating on new special edition materials for Blu-ray releases of films from Miramax's back catalogue, which has me thinking the Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair may finally see the light of day.

While most of these projects seem pretty pointless to me, I think a Bad Santa sequel could be pretty fun. »

- Kevin Blumeyer

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'Clerks,' 'Shakesepeare In Love,' 'Bridget Jones' Sequels Announced... Yes, Seriously

16 December 2010 12:28 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Oh hey, did you hear? The Weinstein Company and Miramax came up with a totally genius idea to take a bunch of their best-loved and critically acclaimed movies and churn out unnecessary sequels (some that will likely go direct-to-dvd) or TV-spinoffs for them. First on the list are "Shakespeare in Love," "Rounders" and "Bad Santa," which will soon be followed by a third "Clerks," and third "Bridget Jones's Diary," and yet another "From Dusk Till Dawn," in addition to many, many other terrible ideas. I think I'm going to let "Clerks" creator Kevin Smith take it away from here for a little while.

"I sold the movie to [Miramax] in 1994," Smith wrote on his Twitter account. "But I guess if someone was going to exploit the library for sequels, remakes, TV, I'd rather it be the devil I know. Nice to know there's a home for 'Clerks III' if I ever wanted to make it, »

- Terri Schwartz

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The Ghost of Miramax Will Go On In Unnecessary Sequels

16 December 2010 12:02 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Back in January, Miramax closed up shop, prompted many to muse over its marking the end of an era. And an announcement this morning of a deal made involving the company's library of films suggests we're moving on to a new era. A lamer era. The Weinstein Company has reached an agreement in which they'll be creating sequels for some of the better known titles belonging to the company the Weinstein brothers built.

From the press release:

The first films to be produced under the agreement will be sequels to Bad Santa, Rounders and Shakespeare in Love. The other potential sequels and TV projects are Bridget Jones's Diary, Copland, From Dusk Till Dawn, Swingers, Clerks, Shall We Dance, and The Amityville Horror. This partnership augments an existing relationship between the companies on such franchises as Scream 4 (to be released April 15, 2011), Spy Kids 4 (to be released August 19, 2011) and Scary Movie 5.

Yes, »

- Alison Willmore

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Miramax & Weinsteins Developing Bad Santa, Rounders & Shakespeare In Love Sequels

16 December 2010 10:00 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Bob & Harvey Weinstein’s desperation to relive former glories continue. The struggling production company are banking on the return of the Scream and Spy Kids franchises next year to get them out of a financial hole, and now comes the surprising announcement of a deal with Miramax, the company they founded, left & recently lost a battle to re-purchase, to develop sequels to three of their highest profile hits.

Announced today in a press release are sequels to Bad Santa (which they have been trying to make for a while), the 1998 poker drama Rounders and most bizarrely of all, the Oscar winning Shakespeare in Love. What?

Let’s look at them one at a time…

Bad Santa 2 is probably the least surprising. Billy Bob Thornton has wanted to reprise his much loved drunken & offensive lout for years and recently mentioned to Collider that sequel talk had been ramping up again. Bad Santa »

- Matt Holmes

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More Amityville , From Dusk Till Dawn Sequels Coming

16 December 2010 | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

The Miramax library is in new hands and under the direction of Mike Lang, if you haven't been following the business-side of things occurring in Hollywood. The transition of the films that fall under the Miramax brand is the reason why you haven't seen the release of Blu-Ray titles like Pulp Fiction or the Scream films here in the U.S. But that's all going to change now that the Miramax deal is closed. Today, Lang's Miramax announced they are partnering up with The Weinstein Company to create sequels to some of the films in the Miramax library. The first films to be produced under the agreement will be sequels to Bad Santa , Rounders and Shakespeare in Love . The other potential sequels and TV projects are Bridget Jones's Diary , Copland , From Dusk Till Dawn , »

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'Bad Santa', 'Shakespeare in Love', 'Swingers' Sequels Being Planned (Updated)

16 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

Miramax and The Weinstein Co. have announced plans to team up on producing sequels to many of Miramax's biggest films. Obviously we're already seeing the beginnings of this with the upcoming 'Scream 4' and 'Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World', but now we can add a whole bunch more sequels to that mix, including 'Bad Santa' (which Billy Bob Thornton talked up recently), 'Rounders' and 'Shakespeare in Love'.

That's not all, though, as the recently-released press release -- which also mentions the fact that some (or most) of these could be direct-to-video -- lists a few more films under consideration, like 'Bridget Jones's Diary', 'Swingers', 'From Dusk Till Dawn', 'Shall We Dance', 'The Amityville Horror', 'Clerks' (which already has a sequel, though Kevin Smith »

- Erik Davis

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'Bad Santa', 'Shakespeare in Love', 'Swingers' Sequels Being Planned (Updated)

16 December 2010 2:05 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Movie News, Cinematical

Miramax and The Weinstein Co. have announced plans to team up on producing sequels to many of Miramax's biggest films. Obviously we're already seeing the beginnings of this with the upcoming 'Scream 4' and 'Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World', but now we can add a whole bunch more sequels to that mix, including 'Bad Santa' (which Billy Bob Thornton talked up recently), 'Rounders' and 'Shakespeare in Love'.

That's not all, though, as the recently-released press release -- which also mentions the fact that some (or most) of these could be direct-to-video -- lists a few more films under consideration, like 'Bridget Jones's Diary', 'Swingers', 'From Dusk Till Dawn', 'Shall We Dance', 'The Amityville Horror', 'Clerks' (which already has a sequel, though Kevin Smith »

- Erik Davis

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Firth Turns His Back On Political Party

15 December 2010 12:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Colin Firth has withdrawn his support for Britain's Liberal Democrat party after they helped push through a controversial rise in U.K. student tuition fees.

The Bridget Jones's Diary actor supported the party's leader Nick Clegg throughout his campaign to become British prime minister in May and was one of the group's most famous celebrity backers.

The Liberal Democrats formed a coalition government with the Conservative party after the election, and recently put forward a huge rise in the amount students will pay for a university education - even though Clegg promised fees would be scrapped if he came to power.

The U-turn has seen mass student protests in London, many of which have ended in violence.

Firth insists he is also angry with Deputy Prime Minister Clegg and his party for their changing views - and reveals he has turned his back on them.

He says, "I'm without an affiliation now. My compass hasn't stopped spinning. I think it's profoundly disillusioning if you are a student who has registered to vote simply because of what the Liberal Democrats were promising - and many, many did simply because of what the Liberal Democrats had to say about tuition fees and things. It's one of the reasons I went in that direction." »

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Alfred Dunhill BAFTA Life in Pictures – Colin Firth

13 December 2010 7:30 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Last week HeyUGuys were invited to attend the Alfred Dunhill BAFTA A Life in Pictures event and in an extended interview on stage at BAFTA Headquarters along with critic, writer and broadcaster Francine Stock, was BAFTA Award Winner and Academy Award Nominee Colin Firth. Greeted with rapturous applause, Firth’s appearance had the audience on tenterhooks as we were privy to a thoroughly engaging evening dedicated to one of Britain’s most respected, versatile and beloved actors.

Having appeared in a variety of critically-acclaimed television, film and theatre productions, Firth’s career shows no signs of slowing down at the age of 50. Much like a fine wine, his body of work just keeps on getting better and better. From his humble family roots in Grayshott, Hampshire, Firth’s journey into acting began as a sprightly 5 year old, whose determination to act was made touchingly clear by his penchant for playing »

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Best Firth Forward

8 December 2010 6:04 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

If it seems like Colin Firth was attempting to break away from the romantic image of Mr. Darcy of "Pride and Prejudice"and his modern-day namesake in the two "Bridget Jones" films with his heartbreaking portrayal of the lonely English professor in last year's "A Single Man," he goes even further in "The King's Speech," in which he plays to perfection the future King George VI of England. Firth amazingly re-creates the crippling stutter of the shy prince who assumes the throne after his brother abdicates in order to marry an American divorcee. Industry buzz has it that Firth will reap a bumper crop of award nominations this season. Given the winning track record of actors playing disabled characters, he'll have an excellent shot at collecting some of the major acting prizes as well.When asked if "The King's Speech" and "A Single Man" were conscious choices to depart from the realm of romantic comedy, »

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Firth's Wife Keeps Him Down To Earth

7 December 2010 11:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Colin Firth credits his wife Livia with keeping him grounded throughout his Hollywood career, insisting his stable home life helps him "remain sane as an actor".

The Bridget Jones's Diary star shuns glitzy showbiz parties and instead prefers to spend his free time with his Italian film producer/director wife, who he married in 1997, and their two sons.

And he admits he would struggle with fame without his family.

He tells Britain's Ok! magazine, "I appreciate the smiles I receive on occasion from rather beautiful women. But my heart is reserved for my lovely wife Livia. I believe that if you're going to remain sane as an actor you have to build a strong home life for yourself or you're going to wind up very lost.

"It's not an accident that many people in my profession struggle with all the temptations and the havoc that wreaks upon you. You need your wife and children to keep your head from exploding. You need to feel calm and stable away from your work as an actor...

"Livia does an outstanding job of keeping me calm and centred. She keeps my feet on the ground and helps me deal with all the ups and downs that actors experience in terms of the great roles you don't get." »

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Colin Firth Relished Making a Fool of Himself in 'Mamma Mia!'

29 November 2010 1:50 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Colin Firth "relished making a fool" out of himself when filming "Mamma Mia!". The British actor appeared alongside other A-list stars including Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep in the romantic musical film, based on the songs of Swedish pop group Abba, and said he enjoyed making it because none of them ever took it too seriously.

"I think dignity can be a little overrated. I just relished making a fool of myself, really, along with all these rather serious actors," he told NJ.com. "There was a fantastic kind of recklessness to it; every time we finished a take, we would look at each other and blanch. What on earth were we doing? Committing career suicide? That audiences liked it was very gratifying. Really, it's one of the experiences I regret least in my life."

Colin, who has starred in blockbusters including "Bridget Jones's Diary", "Love Actually" and "The English Patient", added, »

- celebrity-mania.com

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Colin Firth Says He Wanted To Be Keith Richard

26 November 2010 12:46 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Colin Firth continued to earn rave reviews and gain momentum as a shoo-in for a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in “The King’s Speech,” playing George "Bertie" VI who enlists a unique speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to help him with his stammer. According to “The Los Angeles Times,” Firth also confessed that while he’s best known for his roles in light-hearted romances like the “Bridget Jones” movies and “Love Actually” he would prefer more serious drama like “King’s Speech” and his previous film “A Single Man.” “If I can get a role as good as these last two, I’m all over it,” Firth said. »

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Colin Firth Says He Wanted To Be Keith Richard

26 November 2010 12:46 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Colin Firth continued to earn rave reviews and gain momentum as a shoo-in for a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in “The King’s Speech,” playing George "Bertie" VI who enlists a unique speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) to help him with his stammer. According to “The Los Angeles Times,” Firth also confessed that while he’s best known for his roles in light-hearted romances like the “Bridget Jones” movies and “Love Actually” he would prefer more serious drama like “King’s Speech” and his previous film “A Single Man.” “If I can get a role as good as these last two, I’m all over it,” Firth said. »

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King Colin: Firth stammers eloquently as George VI

23 November 2010 10:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Academy Awards voters love a great performance as a British monarch. And they love a great performance embodying a disability.

Colin Firth, who earned his first Oscar nomination for last year's A Single Man, the directorial debut by former Gucci fashion head Tom Ford, this season delivers on both counts in The King's Speech, playing King George VI as he reluctantly ascends to the throne amid a lifelong battle to overcome a debilitating stammer.

Often playing glib characters with a biting tongue, as he did in the Bridget Jones romances and the comedy Easy Virtue, Firth is the utter opposite of eloquent as George VI »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Rewind TV: Miranda; The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret; Accused: Willy's Story; Garrow's Law

20 November 2010 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Miranda Hart used every trick in the comedic book in the triumphant opening episode of her new series

Miranda (BBC2) | iPlayer

The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (More4) | 4Od

Accused: Willy's Story (BBC1) | iPlayer

Garrow's Law (BBC1) | iPlayer

How to describe Miranda Hart's style of comedy? Certainly, she throws everything into it – panto, slapstick, a little social satire, bad singing, malapropisms, farting. Whatever works. Of course, the biggest thing she throws into it is herself. And if she lands on her backside, well, hey – job done! The second series of Miranda started as her fans hope it means to go on, with a taxi whipping off her party dress and roaring away with it caught in the door. Magnificent.

If this had been the Carry On team, they'd have chosen saucy little Babs Windsor to be stranded in the street in her smalls. I'm not suggesting that »

- Phil Hogan

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