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Harry Shearer: Why My 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Affects All Creators

Harry Shearer: Why My 'Spinal Tap' Lawsuit Affects All Creators
A little over three decades ago, This Is Spinal Tap perfectly parodied hard-rock excess with a pint-sized Stonehenge, amps that go "one louder" and the unforgettable phrase "Hello Cleveland." The mockumentary, which Ozzy Osbourne has said felt all too realistic, was written by its stars, comedians Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, and director-actor Rob Reiner. "The closer we dared to get to the real thing, the closer the real thing dared to get to us," Shearer once told Rolling Stone. "It's like reality is calling our bluff at every step along the way.
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New trailer for My Cousin Rachel starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin

A new trailer has arrived online for director Roger Michell’s (Notting Hill, Changing Lanes) adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel My Cousin Rachel, which stars Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, and Iain Glen; watch it below after the official synopsis…

A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

My Cousin Rachel is set for release on June 9th.
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Rachel Weisz Casts a Dark Spell in My Cousin Rachel Trailer

Rachel Weisz Casts a Dark Spell in My Cousin Rachel Trailer
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming thriller My Cousin Rachel, which stars Rachel Weisz as the title character and Sam Claflin as Philip Ashley. This film will mark the third time that the timeless original novel by Daphne Du Maurier will be adapted, with the first big-screen adaptation debuting in 1952, starring Olivia de Havilland as Rachel Ashley and Richard Burton as Philip Ashley. The novel was then adapted into a 1983 mini-series starring Geraldine Chaplin and Christopher Guard as Rachel and Philip.

My Cousin Rachel is a dark romance that tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The original novel was first published in 1951, and also spawned a few other types of adaptations.
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My Cousin Rachel: first trailer and poster

Simon Brew Jan 26, 2017

Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin star in My Cousin Rachel, based on Daphne du Maurier’s book. Here’s the first trailer…

Heading into cinemas in June is My Cousin Rachel, an adaptation of the novel by Daphne du Maurier. This one stars Rachel Weisz in the role of Rachel, with Sam Claflin co-starring as Philip. It’s been directed by Roger Michell, best known still for Notting Hill, but also Changing Lanes, Titanic Town and Venus, amongst others.

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We’ve got a trailer, poster and synopsis for My Cousin Rachel, and here’s a taste as to what’s in store…

Here’s the synopsis…

A dark romance, My Cousin Rachel tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he
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TV pilot based on the Biggie & Tupac murders gets an order

A TV pilot based on the 1990s murders of Biggie Smalls (aka the Notorious Big) and Tupac Shakur has got an order from USA Network Stateside.

Anthony Hemingway, known for his work on CSI:ny, Treme, True Blood and Shameless, as well as the George Lucas movie Red Tails, and the underrated Changing Lanes, is behind the planned show. Hemingway also directed five episodes of the recent The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, who’s success, according to Deadline who broke the news, inspired the Biggie/ Tupac project.

The pilot, titled Unsolved, will be based on the experiences of former Lapd Detective Greg Kading, author of the book Murder Rap: The Untold Story of Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations, and will be written by Suits scribe Kyle Long.

Biggie Smalls, also known as Christopher George Latore Wallace, was gunned down in 1997, just six months after Tupac Shakur was killed in Las Vegas.
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"My Cousin Rachel" Begins Production

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced today that filming is slated to begin April 4th and will run through mid-June on "My Cousin Rachel" for Free Range Films.

The dark romance follows a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Based on the classic novel by "Rebecca" and "The Birds" author Daphne du Maurier and adapted by filmmaker Roger Michell ("Notting Hill," "Changing Lanes"), the film stars Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Iain Glen, Holliday Grainger and Simon Russell Beale.

Kevin Loader will produce and filming will take place in England and Italy.

Source: Fox Searchlight
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Ryan Reynolds In Negotiations To Star In Roger Michell’s Truth In Advertising

Ryan Reynolds (The Proposal, Woman In Gold) is in final negotiations to star in dramedy Truth In Advertising, to be directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Hyde Park On Hudson, Changing Lanes), it was announced today by The Solution Entertainment Group’s co-founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel who are financing and producing the film alongside Lynn Hendee (Summit Entertainment’s Ender’S Game) and William Chartoff (Warner Bros.’ upcoming Creed).

The Solution is handling the international rights to Truth In Advertising, which is one of the most highly sought after properties in the independent film market, and will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. Wme is representing North American rights and arranged the financing.

Set to start principal photography Q2 2016, the screenplay was written by John Kenney, who adapted the script from his critically acclaimed debut novel of the same name.

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What's Leaving Netflix in November 2015

Halloween is ending abruptly on Netflix: You only have until midnight on October 31st to stream "Scream" and several "Saw" installments as these horror films are all expiring on November 1.

And if you want to watch "Fargo" (1996), "Rudy" (1993), "Stand by Me," or "The Blues Brothers" (1980), they're also vanishing on November 1.

Here's the complete list of what's leaving Netflix streaming in November 2015.

Leaving November 1

"1492: Conquest of Paradise" (1992)

"America in Primetime" (2011)

"Bali": Season 1 (2006)

"Balto 3: Wings of Change" (2004)

"Batman & Robin" (1997)

"Best Kept Secret" (2013)

"Best Laid Plans" (1999)

"Changing Lanes" (2002)

"Cleopatra" (1963)

"Conspiracy Theory" (1997)

"Death Warrant" (1990)

"Fargo" (1996)

"Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon" (1982)

"Funny Games" (1997)

"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" (2012)

"Hero and Terror" (1988)

"House of Flying Daggers" (2004)

"Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie" (2002)

"Lunopolis" (2009)

"Move Over, Darling" (1963)

"Norman" (2010)

"Pajanimals": Season 1 (2010)

"Rudy" (1993)

"Saw" (2004)

"Saw II" (2005)

"Saw III" (2006)

"Saw IV" (2007)

"Saw V" (2008)

"Scream" (1996)

"Secrets of Mary Magdalene" (2006)

"Soul Plane" (2004)

"Stand by Me
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Best and Worst of Ben Affleck: 'Argo,' 'Chasing Amy,' 'Jenny from the Block'

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Best and Worst of Ben Affleck: 'Argo,' 'Chasing Amy,' 'Jenny from the Block'
It goes without saying that Ben Affleck has had an incredible career. After winning a screenwriting Oscar for "Good Will Hunting" Affleck focused on his acting and tried the Hollywood leading man routine in hits such as "Armageddon," "Pearl Harbor," "Changing Lanes" and "The Sum of All Fears."  After three films in 2003 his career began to crash. "Gigli" become a pop culture touchstone because it was such a bomb and so disliked, but besides a minor success with "Paycheck" Affleck started on a major string of bombs that no one thought he'd recover from.  By 2006 he was on the comeback trail with a critically acclaimed performance in the indie "Hollywoodland" and followed that up with his directorial debut, the well received "Gone Baby Gone." The past seven years have completed the comeback with Affleck directing and starring in the hit thriller "The Town" and capping it off with a miraculous Oscar run for "Argo.
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Le Week-end – The Review

Review by Kathleen Kaiser

Director Roger Michell, who brought us such films as Notting Hill, Changing Lanes and Morning Glory, takes us along for a “joy ride” of sorts with his new film – Le Week-end.

As we meet Meg (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick (Jim Broadbent), they are attempting to rekindle their relationship and save their marriage by returning to the ambiance and breathtaking beauty of gay Paris’. Having honeymooned there, they are both consumed by the notion that once back in Paris’, they can reconnect and their lives will return to the way they used to be…..

It seems that while incredibly excited about their travels, the idiosyncrasies that each have over-looked for many years, seem to be exacerbated in their new surroundings. Meg’s love of the “good life” is being tested, as Nick tries to stay on budget with their accommodations, sending her over the edge. As Meg
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Interesting directors who dropped out of a blockbuster movie

Feature Simon Brew 5 Feb 2014 - 06:48

Directing a massive blockbuster is the dream, isn't it? Not always, it seems. Here are some directors who've dropped out of big projects...

The explosion of the DVD market, and of the current generation of American and international independent cinema, has sent movie bosses scouring the shelves and the planet for interesting directors. Said studios then try and pair those interesting directors with blockbuster movies (a trend that continues later this year with the rather excellent decision to give Gareth Edwards Godzilla to make). But things don't always work out, and ways are parted before a single frame of footage has been shot.

So then: what we've looked at here are examples of where interesting directors were hired for blockbuster movies, only for them to leave the project before the film in question was complete. We've avoided stories of directors not returning for sequels
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2006

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 23 Jan 2014 - 05:44

Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2006, and a further 25 overlooked gems...

With all the major films that elbow their way into their cinemas every year, there's bound to be some casualties among the big hits. And just like any other year, 2006 was dominated by the likes of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Da Vinci Code and Ice Age: The Meltdown. But in tandem, there were dozens of lesser-seen films which shuffled in and out of cinemas (or occasionally, didn't get a release in cinemas at all) without very many people noticing.

As we're sure you're aware by now, these lists aim to redress the balance a little, and hopefully introduce a few films from any given year that you may have missed. There are also one or two films that, although
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2004

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 9 Jan 2014 - 06:25

We head back a decade to look at a few films that deserve more attention. Here’s our list of 25 underappreciated movies of 2004...

Think back to 2004, and you might dredge up hazy memories of the computer-generated fairytale sequel Shrek 2, Alfonso’s Harry Potter installment, The Prisoner Of Azkaban, or maybe Mel Gibson’s phenomenally successful Passion Of The Christ.

It’s rather less likely that you’ll remember some of the films on this list. You’re probably aware of the drill by now: we’ve gone back into our distant, beer-addled memories to find 25 of the less commonly-lauded movies from the year 2004.

Some of them did reasonably well at the time, but appear to have been forgotten since (especially the one eclipsed by its own internet meme), while others were coolly received by the public or critics (and sometimes
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The underappreciated movies of Ben Affleck

Odd List Simon Brew 22 Nov 2013 - 06:34

Ben Affleck's enjoyed a career resurgence as well as internet ire of late. Here's a look at a few of his underappreciated films...

Ben Affleck doesn't need us. He's got a directorial career of three strong movies from three outings. He has a movie star spouse. He has two Oscars, one for both his downstairs and upstairs toilet, and he gets to tell his kids that he's Batman without having to lie. Furthermore, it's scary to think how good the boxset of his directorial work is going to be in 30 years' time.

But the resurgence of the Affleck, culminating in his Best Picture winning movie Argo, and his casting as Batman in Batman Vs Superman, overlooks the fact that his CV is hardly short of really good films, really good choices, and some really good performances. Whilst most of the press he's
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Ellie Goulding stars in short film 'Tom & Issy' - watch

Ellie Goulding stars in short film 'Tom & Issy' - watch
Ellie Goulding has premiered her new short film online.

The singer stars alongside Dylan Edwards in Tom & Issy, which was shot entirely on a Nokia Lumia 1020.

It was directed by Roger Michell, whose past directorial credits include 1999's Notting Hill and 2002's Changing Lanes.

The film features tracks from Goulding's latest album Halcyon Days, including her current single 'How Long Will I Love You'.

The song has been released as this year's official Children in Need single and is currently within the Top 10 in the UK midweek chart.

Watch the official music video for Ellie Goulding's 'How Long Will I Love You' below:
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Ellie Goulding Stars In Roger Michell Directed ‘Tom And Issy,’ Shot Entirely On A Mobile Phone

Following her recent sold-out UK tour and Q Award for Best Solo Artist, Ellie Goulding stars in a new short film – ‘Tom And Issy’ – which premiered on her Vevo channel on earlier on today.

Written by Stefan Georgiou and Sam Bern, who have recently finished their debut feature film Dead Car and been selected as Screen Internationals Stars Of Tomorrow, Tom And Issy follows the titular flatmates as Tom whisks Issy away from her unappreciative boyfriend to drive around London for the day daring each other to do things they’ve never done before. It culminates in an open mic night in a rooftop bar where Issy hopes to find it within herself to sing in public for the first time. It’s a story that captures the intricate complications and excitement of falling in love.

Shot entirely on a Nokia Lumia 1020, it was directed by Roger Michell, whose previous credits include Notting Hill,
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Short Film Cinema: Tom & Issy

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Shot entirely on a Nokia Lumia 1020, this short film is rather fab and may even bring a tear to your eye! It stars singer / songwriter Ellie Goulding who plays Issy, wannabe music artist who lacks confidence and is egged on by her flatmate Tom. Her boyfriend is far too engaged in his own business to show any interest and it’s Tom who helps her find the form that he knows she can deliver.

The short film was helmed by Notting Hill / director Roger Michell who we interviewed recently for his movie Le Week-End which you can see here. It shows just how event Hollywood’s best and brightest can make a really effective short film with nothing more than a camera phone so if you’re inspired to make your own movie, get out there and do it!

Title: Tom & Issy Director: Roger Mitchel Writers: Stefan Georgiou and Sam Bern Cast: Dylan Edwards,
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Samuel L. Jackson And Michael Caine To Headline Harry And The Butler

Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction) and two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah And Her Sisters) will star in the heartwarming drama, Harry And The Butler, to be directed by George C. Wolfe, winner of the Directors Guild Award for “Lackawanna Blues,” it was announced today by producers Philippe Rivier of Spirit Films and Colin Callender of Playground Entertainment.

The film, written by Damian F. Slattery, will start shooting on location in Louisiana in spring 2014.

Harry And The Butler is the story of Harry (Sam Jackson), a one-time jazz virtuoso living in New Orleans who has given up on his dreams and now spends his days as the mechanic for a derelict rollercoaster and his nights in his makeshift home – a converted train caboose. When his former mentor bequeaths him a large sum of money, Harry – in a drunken celebration –decides to hire himself an aging,
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Sander/Moses Sells Two Projects, Including Turkish Drama Adaptation With Peter Horton

Exclusive: Turkey is being tipped as one of the potential new hot destinations for formats. Now the country, which straddles Europe and Asia, is making a big entrance into the Us marketplace with the first scripted format set up at a network by American producers, Ghost Whisperer alums Ian Sander and Kim Moses. The project, The End, to be directed and executive produced by Peter Horton and written by feature writer Michael Cooney (Identity), is one of two dramas sold by Sander/Moses Prods., along with The Edge, written by another feature scribe, Chap Taylor (Changing Lanes) and produced by Mark Roberts (Strangers With Candy). Sander and Moses are executive producing both projects while also prepping their midseason CBS drama series, Reckless. The End, which is set up at Fox with 20th TV producing, centers on Lauren Marks who believes she is leading a perfect life — she has a loving husband,
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5 Reasons Ben Affleck As Batman Is A Good Idea

August 22, 2013 will forever be known as the day the internet exploded. After announcing the Man of Steel sequel would include Batman in a surprise announcement at Comic-Con, geek speculation began: Who would portray the Caped Crusader in said film? Would Christian Bale accept a small island as payment and return? Would it be an unknown? An established name? Well-known Bat-film mainstay,, broke the news that the studio was looking for an actor in their forties. This fueled the flames even more so and, for a moment, it seemed as though Josh Brolin was the man to beat.

Brolin seemed to be a solid choice. He certainly has the acting chops and the blockbuster experience as well as fitting the older mold that the studio was looking for. However, speculation on the negative press that his recent divorce from returning Man of Steel cast member, Diane Lane, began to circulate.
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