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Xoxo Review

26 August 2016 7:07 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Nightlife has notoriously been tricky for Hollywood to capture on film. Lean too hard into the chaos of it all, and you wind up with a nonsensical mess that barely hangs together as a coherent narrative. Steer too clear of the debauchery that it entails, and the resulting film is a toothless, flaccid imitation. More than most, Xoxo – the latest “Netflix original film” to hit the streaming service – tows that delicate line, delivering a fun (albeit lightweight) ensemble comedy/drama.

Like an Edm version of Love Actually, the film follows a disparate group of strangers as they make their way to Xoxo, the nation’s biggest festival devoted entirely to electronic dance music. Though a disclaimer at film’s end declares that its production is not affiliated with the real-life Portland-held event, it’s clear that this atmosphere was likely the inspiration for filmmaker Christopher Louie’s directorial debut.

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- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Hugh Grant to Receive Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Icon Award

16 August 2016 1:16 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hugh Grant, whose performance in comedy drama “Florence Foster Jenkins” has been gathering steam as an awards contender, is to be feted at the Zurich Film Festival.

The British actor will receive the Swiss festival’s Golden Icon Award, which is awarded in recognition of lifetime achievements. As well as picking up the award, Grant will present Stephen Frears’ “Florence Foster Jenkins,” in which he stars opposite Meryl Streep.

Festival heads Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht commented: “His uncanny charm and charisma have fueled memorable performances for decades, but in watching his amazing body of work, the depth of his acting is unmistakable and equally as memorable.”

Grant’s films have grossed more than $2.5 billion combined worldwide. Credits include “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “Love Actually” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” He was nominated for Golden Globes for his performances in “Notting Hill” and “About a Boy.”

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- Leo Barraclough

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Hugh Grant to receive Zurich fest honour

16 August 2016 3:26 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Florence Foster Jenkins to screen in Zurich.

British actor Hugh Grant is to receive the Golden Icon Award at this year’s Zurich Film Festival (Sept 22-Oct 2), where his latest feature Florence Foster Jenkins is set to be screened.

Grant, known for romantic comedies such as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill, will accept the lifetime honour on Sept 27 at Zurich’s Corso Cinema. Previous recipients include Diane Keaton, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gere and last year Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Grant will also present his latest film, Stephen Frears’ comedy drama Florence Foster Jenkins, in which he stars opposite Meryl Streep. Pathé Films is releasing the film in Switzerland.

Zff directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri said in a joint statement: “Hugh is as beloved a star as there is in the world of film. His uncanny charm and charisma have fuelled memorable performances for decades, but in watching his amazing body of work, the depth of »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Could ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Land Hugh Grant His First Oscar Nomination?

11 August 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

This week, Paramount bows “Florence Foster Jenkins,” the true story of a very nice woman who happened to be a very bad singer. Many will talk about the fact that it’s likely to land star Meryl Streep her 20th Oscar nomination, which is staggering. But perhaps even more surprising is that her co-star in the film, Hugh Grant, has never even been nominated.

Maybe it’s not that shocking, considering Grant doesn’t usually make movies that compete in the Oscar race; with the exception of “Sense and Sensibility” in 1995, his work tends to be more populist than “prestige.” But “Florence Foster Jenkins,” directed by Stephen Frears, is the perfect combination of both. It’s a big crowd-pleaser, a period piece, and a true story. It also helps that the central characters are artists – something the Academy loves. The film itself is the first entry of the year that »

- Jenelle Riley

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Match the wedding to the movie – quiz

9 August 2016 8:19 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This week sees the release of the rather self-explanatory Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, a crude comedy with Zac Efron and Adam DeVine, but how well do you know other movie nuptials?

Imagine Me & You

About Time

Definitely Maybe

Love Actually

Muriel's Wedding

Four Weddings and a Funeral

My Best Friend's Wedding

Three Men and a Baby

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Just Married

Old School


The Princess and the Frog



Terms of Endearment

Sixteen Candles

The Jewel of the Nile



I Saw the Light

The Good Shepherd

American Sniper

Working Girl

Blind Date

Who's That Girl

Raising Arizona

Naked Gun 33 1/3

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Wayne's World II

A Very Brady Sequel

Father of the Bride

Addams Family Values

The Burbs

Runaway Bride



Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Blue Valentine

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- Benjamin Lee

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Hugh Grant Says He ‘Went Mad’ In 2007, ‘Couldn’t Stop Crying For Three Weeks’

5 August 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Hugh Grant couldn’t turn off the water works. During a Thursday night appearance on The Late Late Show, the British actor opened up to host, James Corden, about a difficult time in his life. After Corden recalled Grant telling him his entire life story the first time they met, the Love Actually star said, “I […] »

- Will Reid

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Love Is in the Air! Taylor Swift Celebrates Her BFFs' Relationships During Star-Studded July 4 Party

5 July 2016 4:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Love was definitely in the air at Taylor Swift's star-studded July 4 party. Over the holiday weekend, the singer stuck close to her new boyfriend Tom Hiddleston. But Swift, 26, also celebrated the romances of her closest friends including Ed Sheeran and childhood Bff Abigail Anderson. As seen in new karaoke photos shared on Instagram, Swift decorated her Watch Hill, Rhode Island home with personalized banners to commemorate the milestones in her pals' lives. Just like old times @teddysphotos !! A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Jul 5, 2016 at 2:41pm Pdt we had The time A photo posted by Claire Winter »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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'Game of Thrones': Complete Guide to Musician Roles and Cameos

22 June 2016 6:28 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Since its inception, Game of Thrones has had deep ties to real-life musicians. Kristian "Hodor" Nairn has a lengthy career as a guitarist and DJ. The Hold Steady's version of the popular-in-Westeros song "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" appears in the Season Four episode "Walk of Punishment." And Alfie Allen, who plays everyone's favorite humbled eunuch Theon Greyjoy, is the brother of pop star Lily Allen.

But the show has gone beyond that, casting actual recording artists as regular cast members or occasional superfan guests for the benefit of eagle-eyed music fans. »

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19 Divorced People Answer 'What Was the Final Straw?'

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Some relationships slowly fizzle out with a whimper, while others come to an explosive end when it's suddenly clear that the good times are too far bygone. The Redditors below can pinpoint the exact moment their marriages imploded thanks to these couldn't-be-overcome last straws. "My wife put on 170 lbs. over 10 years. I never said anything and supported her attempts at weight loss. One day I was trying on an old Steelers jersey that didn't fit, because I had gained 15 lbs. in 10 years. I said, 'Well, i guess it's time to buy a bigger jersey.' Her response: 'We're not blowing money on a stupid jersey. »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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19 Divorced People Answer 'What Was the Final Straw?'

15 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Some relationships slowly fizzle out with a whimper, while others come to an explosive end when it's suddenly clear that the good times are too far bygone. The Redditors below can pinpoint the exact moment their marriages imploded thanks to these couldn't-be-overcome last straws. "My wife put on 170 lbs. over 10 years. I never said anything and supported her attempts at weight loss. One day I was trying on an old Steelers jersey that didn't fit, because I had gained 15 lbs. in 10 years. I said, 'Well, i guess it's time to buy a bigger jersey.' Her response: 'We're not blowing money on a stupid jersey. »

- Lydia Price, @lydsprice

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Emilia Clarke Describes Her 'Ideal Man': 'Dad Bod' Dudes, Rejoice!

2 June 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Careful now. "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke just gave hope to millions of guys with "dad bods," but it may be a trap. What if she's just telling you what she knows you want to hear, and once you are hooked, she smiles and says, "Dracarys," and then you go up in flames? Still worth it? Trick question, of course it is! There's really no better way to go.

Emilia plays the Mother of Dragons on GoT and what looks like a manic pixie dream girl in the romantic drama "Me Before You." In real life, she has topped many Sexiest Women Alive polls, but she is currently single, and not looking for a perfect 10 guy like her GoT love interests played by Jason Momoa or Michiel Huisman, or Sam Claflin in "Me Before You."

Here's what she told People:

"Genuinely my ideal man is someone who, I know »

- Gina Carbone

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TNT Orders Young-Shakespeare Series ‘Will,’ Casts Niecy Nash in ‘Claws’ Pilot

18 May 2016 5:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TNT has given a series order to “Will,” a drama about the exploits of young William Shakespeare, the network announced Tuesday. The network also has cast Niecy Nash (“Scream Queens”) in the Rashida Jones-produced drama pilot “Claws,” and has ordered another drama pilot, “Civil,” about a second U.S. Civil War.

A period drama told in a contemporary style, “Will” stars newcomer Laurie Davidson alongside Olivia DeJonge (“The Visit,” “Hiding”), Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Hell on Wheels”), Mattias Inwood (“The Shanara Chronicles”), Jamie Campbell Bower (“Sweeney Todd,” “The Twilight Saga”) and Ewen Bremner (“Transporting,” “Snowpiercer”). TNT ordered a pilot for the series in January. Craig Pearce (“The Great Gatsby”), “Shekhar Kapur” (Elizabeth), Alison Owen (“Elizabeth”), Debra Hayward (“Love Actually”), Vince Gerardis (“Jumper”), Howard Braunstein (“The Informant!”) and Louise Rosager serve as executive producers. The series begins with Shakespeares arrival in the raucous London theater scene of the 16th century. »

- Daniel Holloway

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Top Gun’ premiered, ‘Seinfeld’ killed Susan

16 May 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

30 years ago today, Navy fighter pilot hotshots Maverick, Iceman, and Goose first flew across big screens around the world. It was on May 16, 1986 that Top Gun opened in theaters. Already well on his way to becoming a household name thanks to 1983’s Risky Business, Tom Cruise became a certified movie star with the release of Top Gun. It was also the first hit for director Tony Scott, who went on to direct other action flicks and thrillers like Crimson Tide, Man on Fire, and Déjà Vu (which reunited him with Top Gun star Val Kilmer) before his death in 2012. Top Gun, a slick, upbeat, Reagan-era ode to masculinity, boasted a memorable soundtrack (with Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”), impressive dogfights, an endlessly quotable though often goofy script, and, upon its release, immediate box office success. It became the highest grossing movie of 1986. Also on this day, »

- Emily Rome

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Four Kids And It Starring Michael Caine, Bill Nighy And Matthew Goode To Begin UK Photography In August

15 May 2016 3:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Two-time Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, The Dark Knight, Youth), BAFTA Award Winner and Golden Globe Winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates Of The Caribbean) and Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, The Good Wife, Downton Abbey) will star in the family action adventure film Four Kids And It directed by BAFTA Award nominee Andy De Emmony (Father Ted, West Is West), it was announced today.

Produced by Dan FilmsJulie Baines and Anne Brogan of Kindle Entertainment, the screenplay is written by Simon Lewis and adapted from the novel “Four Children and It” by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson. Additional writing is provided by Mark Oswin.

The film is slated to begin principal photography in August on location in the UK.

13 Films is handling worldwide rights to the project outside of the UK and is actively selling the film to buyers at the Cannes Market. »

- Michelle McCue

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Isabel Coixet drama 'The Bookshop' readies for August shoot

11 May 2016 11:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson check in to The Bookshop.

Emily Mortimer (Hugo), Bill Nighy (Love Actually) and Patricia Clarkson (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) are due to star in writer-director Isabel Coixet’s (Endless Night) drama The Bookshop, which is due to get underway this August.

Coixet has adapted the story from Booker Prize-winning novelist Penelope Fitzgerald’s well-received novel of the same name.

Set in a small town in 1959 England, The Bookshop charts the story of a woman (Mortimer) who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.

Celsius Entertainment will be cooking up deals in Cannes on the period project, which has pre-sold to Spain (A Contracorriente), Australia/Nz (Transmission), Greece (Odeon), Airlines (Jaguar) and Turkey (Filmarti).

Producers are Joan Bas and Jaume Banacolocha from Diagonal and Adolfo Blanco from A Contracorriente. Executive producers are Manuel Monzon, Albert Sagales and Fernando »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Teachers: funny, honest, unglamorous comedy drama

7 May 2016 2:14 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




A fond look back at UK comedy drama Teachers, starring a pre-The Walking Dead and post-This Life Andrew Lincoln...

Fifteen years ago, Andrew Lincoln wasn’t the guy from The Walking Dead. He wasn’t even the creepy guy from Love Actually (the one with the signs. Not any of the other creepy guys). No, he was the guy from This Life that was getting a show all of his own in which to charm the viewing masses. That show was Teachers. And charm us he did.

Set in a secondary school in Bristol, Teachers was good enough to make us actually want to go back to school – or, for those of us who were still at school when it started, to wonder if some of the ridiculous rumours we were making up about the staff shagging each other might actually be true after all. »

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'Love Actually' Director Richard Curtis on Characters' "Less Lovely" Life, Montclair Film Festival Tribute

30 April 2016 12:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In its fifth year, the Montclair Film Festival is presenting its first filmmaker tribute, to Richard Curtis, and the New Jersey festival, which counts Stephen Colbert among its most enthusiastic entertainment industry supporters, is devoting an entire day to the Love Actually director. Today Curtis is participating in three high-profile events: Providing a director's commentary to accompany a screening of Love Actually, talking to Colbert about his career and receiving the filmmaker tribute.  Colbert's wife, Evelyn, who has been involved with the festival since its early days and serves as president of its board of trustees, says that

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'Whisky Galore!' world premiere to close Edinburgh

21 April 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.

The 70th edition of the Edinburgh Film Festival (Eiff) (June 15-26) will close with the world premiere of Scottish comedy remake Whisky Galore!.

A remake of Alexander Mackendrick’s 1949 feature of the same name, the story follows a group of Scottish islanders who enjoy a windfall of whiskey during the Second World War.

The original was based on Sir Compton Mackenzie’s novel of the same name, which was inspired by the shipwreck off the Scottish coast of a ship sailing for America with a cargo of export-only alcohol during World War II.

The home-grown production was filmed on location in Scotland and features Scottish actors including Gregor Fisher (Love Actually), James Cosmo (Braveheart), Kevin Guthrie (Sunset Song), Sean Biggerstaff (Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets), and Eddie Izzard (Valkyrie).

Gillies Mackinnon (Regeneration, Hideous Kinky) directed from Peter McDougall’s screenplay. Iain Maclean »

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BFI Film Academy to receive $1.4m funding boost

8 April 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Announcement coincides with the unveiling of six films by BFI graduates.

The UK’s Department for Education has announced it will invest $1.4m (£1m) of funding to support the BFI Film Academy in 2016-17.

The boost is on top of the $5.6m (£4m) the Dfe has invested in the Academy’s residential and regional programmes since 2012.

The move came on the day that 66 young filmmakers from the BFI Film Academy unveiled six short films to British film industry figures including producers Alison Owen (Suffragette, Saving Mr. Banks), Faye Ward (Suffragette, Jane Eyre) and Duncan Kenworthy (The Pass, Love Actually).

The screening and graduation ceremony, held today at BFI Southbank in London, showcased films created as part of the BFI Film Academy course at the National Film and Television School.

BFI CEO Amanda Nevill said: “Talent is everywhere but opportunity is not, and the BFI Film Academy is designed to change that. If UK film »

- (Michael Rosser)

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Chloe Grace Moretz Defends Rey, Slams 'Squads,' Updates on 'The Little Mermaid'

24 March 2016 9:29 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Chloe Grace Moretz gives the best interviews. She's smart, opinionated, and not afraid to say things that may be controversial, while also admitting she Does care what you think. She wants be be "America's Sweetheart," as she told Complex magazine, but the "Kick-Ass" star is always going to be the kind of sweetheart who takes a stand.

Moretz, 19, opened up on a lot of subjects in her Complex interview, including the topic of her live-action "Little Mermaid" movie. Here's that section of the talk, where she promises to flip the "regressive" story on its head:

"...So don't worry that the live-action Little Mermaid will reinforce the misogyny of the original, in which a girl sacrifices her essence for the mere shot at gaining a man's favor. Moretz is on it. 'We want to make this good for girls," she says. 'We can't make this regressive tale in a modern world. »

- Gina Carbone

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