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“Please look after this Bear. Thank You.” For those of us who grew up reading the Paddington Books, get ready for the little bear to make his debut on the big screen.
Set for Oscar Season 2014 and a December release date, here’s the first teaser for the forthcoming family adventure Paddington.
The first ever live action film inspired by Bond’s best-selling books, will star BAFTA Award- nominee Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Iris, Notting hill) as Mr Brown, Academy Award-winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man, Bridget Jones’s Diary) as the voice of Paddington Bear and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Rabbit Hole, Moulin Rouge) as the evil taxidermist determined to wreak her revenge. The cast are joined »
- Michelle McCue
NBC has found their John Constantine for their television adaptation of the DC comic, and it's Matt Ryan. No, not "Matty Ice," the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. This Matt Ryan is a Welsh actor, probably best known for playing Mick Rawson in television's Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and for voicing Edward Kenway in the video game Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. The actor has also appeared in several movies, such as Layer Cake, Flypaper, and »
- Jesse Giroux
News Louisa Mellor 23 Feb 2014 - 09:44
One of the prayers of Swamp Thing and Hellblazer fans has been answered in NBC's choice of John Constantine for its forthcoming series: the actor in question is from the UK. Specifically, the Welsh bit.
Matt Ryan, announced this weekend to be donning Constantine's mac in the new pilot, kicked off his acting career with a small role in 2004's Layer Cake, before going on to appear in The Tudors and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour. He also provided the voice of Edward Kenway in Assassin's Creed IV.
Ryan will appear as occult detective/conman/magician Constantine in the David S. Goyer-produced pilot, written by The Mentalist's Daniel Cerone and directed by The Descent's Neil Marshall. According to Deadline, that pilot has the following premise: »
Our Oscar coverage continues. Here we overview the best acting and best directing award nominees.
Best Actor Nominees
Previously Best Known For:
Bruce Wayne/Batman – Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy
Patrick Bateman – American Psycho
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
Interesting Fact: If he plays an American character, he will use an American accent in all the interviews related to the film. He says he does this so the audience isn't confused
Previously Best Known For:
Freeman Lowell – Silent Running
Asa Watts – The Cowboys
Previous Oscar Nominations/Wins:
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The DC television universe is looking to expand with NBC's Constantine pilot, a project that sees Matt Ryan (Layer Cake) finalizing a deal to play the lead role of John Constantine. For those who are unfamiliar with the character from the comics or the 2005 film starring Keanu Reeves, Constantine is "an enigmatic and irreverent con man-turned-reluctant supernatural detective who is thrust into the role of defending us against dark forces from beyond." Ryan's John Constantine is described as "a working-class Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager." The plot, co-written by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer, sees the daughter of a late friend targeted by demons, forcing Constantine to step in to save her. (Via Deadline) »
- Dave Trumbore
While DC seem unable to compete with Marvel on the big screen, they continue to assert their dominance in the world of television with Arrow and upcoming adaptations Gotham, iZombie, The Flash and Constantine. The latter will air on NBC, and it has now been revealed that the role of John Constantine will be filled by Welsh actor Matt Ryan. Keanu Reeves previously played the character in the 2005 movie.
Ryan has appeared in Criminal Minds, Vikings and Layer Cake, but is perhaps best known for providing the voice and movements of Edward Kenway in Ubisoft’s hit video game, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Constantine centers on master of the occult John Constantine, a man who struggles with his faith as he is haunted by the sins of his past and is suddenly thrust into the role of defending humanity from the gathering forces of darkness.
John is described »
- Josh Wilding
(Cbr) It looks like NBC may have filled a certain occult anti-hero's trenchcoat. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is close to casting Matt Ryan as the title character in "Constantine," a Warner Bros. Television drama based on DC Comics' John Constantine. Ryan, who is originally from Wales, has previously appeared in such films as "Layer Cake," "Armistice" and "Flypaper," as well as the TV shows "The Tudors," "Criminal Minds" and its spinoff, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior." He also voiced the lead character Edward Kenway in the video game "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag." According to THR, Daniel Cerone ("Dexter") will pen »
- JK Parkin, Comic Book Resources
While Tom Hardy was known to film fans for his turn in movies such as Layer Cake and RocknRolla, he came to the attention of a larger audience with his leading role in 2008′s Bronson. He soon followed that up with performances in films such as Inception, Lawless, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Warrior, with his selection in a project raising its profile. His newest feature, titled Locke, is written by Eastern Promises screenwriter Steven Knight, who also takes on directing duties. Hardy will be joined onscreen by Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, and Olivia Colman, and the first trailer for the film has now been released. The trailer can be seen below.
- Deepayan Sengupta
You’d think it would be self-evident that there’s no way to tell whether a movie is good or bad until actually seeing it, but it’s not always the case. Although it’s increasing in fervor lately, the anticipatory intensity leading up to a movie’s release has always swayed movie fans’ perception one way or the other. Sometimes the pre-conceived notions of a movie’s quality are accurate, sometimes things thought to be sure-thing masterpieces are anything but. Sometimes, things everyone spends months dreading turn out to be terrific; the stellar reviews for The Lego Movie indicate that it may very well be one of them, and even the Robocop remake, getting some positive early notices, might be one as well. Here are five more movies we all covered our heads for before seeing the light. Casino Royale Pierce Brosnan’s tenure as James Bond yielded one legit Bond classic (Goldeneye) and a handful »
- Danny Bowes
- Michael Stevens
Sienna Miller and Ryan Reynolds were all smiles when they met up on the set of Mississippi Grind in New Orleans on Monday. Sienna returned to work after her personal life got thrust into the spotlight last week. During a phone hacking trial for News of the World reporters, it was revealed that Sienna had cheated on her then-boyfriend Jude Law with Daniel Craig back in 2005. There had been rumors that the Layer Cake costars had had a fling, but the trial forced Sienna and Jude to admit that the rumors were true. Both Jude and Sienna testified in the case, where she referred to her romance with Daniel as "a very brief encounter" and Jude admitted to having an angry phone conversation with Daniel after he had found out about their romance. In addition to watching the affair creep back into the headlines, Sienna also admitted that her behavior »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Sienna Miller appeared in a London court on Friday to testify in the ongoing News International phone hacking trial. The actress was called on to answer some personal questions about her 2005 relationship with Jude Law, including allegations that she cheated on him with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig. It was revealed earlier this week that Jude learned of Sienna's affair with her Layer Cake costar through News of the World reports based on hacked voicemails, including one where she allegedly said, "Hi. It’s me. Can’t speak. I’m at the Groucho with Jude. I love you." Answering questions via video, Sienna told the court that she "probably did" leave the message but explained, "The thing that's been slightly misconstrued about this is the fact that I said 'I love you' and that this was some incredibly important declaration of love. I've always ended my phone calls to Daniel saying 'I love you. »
- Brittney Stephens
The British actress told Esquire magazine that she was too naive earlier and deliberately "sabotaged" her original bid for stardom because she was not "behaving the way you should," the Daily Star reported.
Miller added that becoming a mother has made her more grounded and this will help her successfully launch her movie career second time around. (Ani) »
- Rahul Kapoor
To mark the release of A Belfast Story on 20th January, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on DVD.
After 30 years of street warfare, A Belfast Story, starring Colm Meaney (Layer Cake, Con Air, Law Abiding Citizen) and Malcolm Sinclair (Casino Royale, V for Vendetta), is a smart, vicious romp through a city with character like no other focusing on the struggle to discover what’s worth fighting for.
Combining a unique authentic story, stellar Irish cast, and a top notch Hollywood production team (24 Oscar® nominations amongst them), the film tells a tale of innocence lost, and violently regained. Gripping characters, fiercely intelligent action, and a deadly twist, A Belfast Story, is about the passing of a way of life and the danger that brings.
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