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Okonedo Shamed At Buckingham Palace Ceremony

18 December 2010 6:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

British actress Sophie Okonedo was left red-faced during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace after dropping her Order of the British Empire (OBE) medal in front of Prince Charles.

The Hotel Rwanda star was presented with the honour at the royal residence in London on Friday by Charles, Prince of Wales, but the ceremony ended in embarrassment for the 41 year old.

Just moments after the Prince pinned the medal to her dress, the catch came loose and the prize fell to the ground, leaving Okonedo scrambling to retrieve it in front of the baffled royal - and the moment was captured on camera.

She said after the ceremony, "It feels good to get the OBE, but I dropped it on the floor!" »

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Don Cheadle joins Showtime pilot

14 December 2010 3:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Don Cheadle is to play the lead role in forthcoming Showtime pilot House of Lies. TV Guide reports that the actor will play a ruthless consultant named Marty in the project, which is based on the book by Martin Kihn. Cheadle recently played James Rhodes / War Machine in Iron Man 2 and was Oscar-nominated for his role in 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. His past television work includes a recurring role on ER. Showtime President (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Showtime Picks Up Don Cheadle Comedy

14 December 2010 2:36 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

It seems as if it's not just middle aged actresses who are seeing the potential benefits of a jump to television. As reported on deadline.com, Don Cheadle's comedy House of Lies has received a pick up from Showtime, joining the Mandy Patinkin/Claire Danes terrorism drama Homeland as the first two major moves of the David Nevins administration.

I'm quite surprised that someone of Cheadle's caliber has made the transition to television at this stage of his career, as he's still getting regular work in quality projects, but it must say something about the project he chose to make his return with. Cheadle has previously starred in Picket Fences for two seasons and has had assorted guest starring roles, including an Emmy nominated turn on ER. This is a project that I have a feeling we'll be talking about in decidedly glowing terms come this time next year »

- Shilo Adams

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George to return to Aus for TV role

9 December 2010 5:34 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Melissa George is returning to Australia for a television role. The actress, who used to play Angel in Home and Away but now lives in Los Angeles, will play the lead role in an ABC adaptation of Christos Tsiolka novel The Slap alongside Hotel Rwanda star Sophie Okenedo and Jonathan Lapaglia. The book tells the story of a group of friends who are torn apart when one man slaps another person's child. ABC head of fiction Carole Sklan said: (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Exclusive: Roger Spottiswoode on 'Shake Hands With the Devil'

10 November 2010 9:01 PM, PST | CinemaSpy | See recent CinemaSpy news »

On a given day, weeks after the genocide waged by Hutu extremists against Tutsis and Hutu moderates had begun in the streets of Kigali, General Roméo Dallaire, the Canadian Force Commander of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Rwanda (Unamir), slowly walks down a empty road, littered with debris left by people fleeing for their lives. The only sound is that of a piece of plastic he is kicking aimlessly with the side of his boot—and the distant sound of gunfire. Behind him a fellow office warns him not to stray ahead of the rest of the troops, not to make himself an open target. But it seems Dellaire is beyond caring and he continues to stroll without purpose down the road. Death by a sudden bullet would be a relief.   

But how much of what happened in Rwanda that April in 1994 could Dallaire have prevented? So asks Roger Spottiswoode »

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Director Boll Attacks Hollywood Stars For Snubbing His Darfur Film

8 November 2010 2:06 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Moviemaker Uwe Boll has lashed out at Hollywood's Darfur devotees for failing to help him land a proper release for his harrowing film about the massacres in the Sudan.

In an open letter, printed in industry magazine The Hollywood Reporter, the much-maligned Boll targets George Clooney, Matt Damon, Mia Farrow and Hotel Rwanda director Terry George for refusing to back his film Attack on Darfur.

Angry Boll, the director of movie flops In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale and Bloodrayne, claims he has reached out to those celebrities who seem to share his concerns for the troubled African nation, for help in getting his film on the big screen - but no one wants to help.

He writes, "I have tried unsuccessfully for 10 months to show this movie to George Clooney, Matt Damon and many others. I have tried to get people with influence and conviction to watch my movie, because we couldn't get normal cinemas or theatrical distributors to release it. We needed them urgently to get the word out."

Boll claims to have had positive feedback from director Ron Howard, but Terry George, Farrow, Sir Richard Branson, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have all received screener copies of the film and have failed to respond to the German's request for a response.

But he admits efforts to reach Matt Damon while he was shooting Invictus in South Africa were the most absurd, writing, "We invited him to the set. The Sudanese Refugees, who made up our cast would have been happy to meet him and (the) press would (have) come because of him, but Matt Damon never answered.

"The foundation that Matt Damon supports (onexone) said they would watch the movie and if they liked it, they would forward it to him... Three weeks later I called their office. Nobody had watched the movie."

Several other efforts to reach out to Damon have also failed.

Boll insists he made it clear to the celebrities that he wasn't looking for investment - just interest, adding, "All I was asking that these people take 90 minutes out... to keep this important issue in the spotlight.

"The end result is that my movie didn't attract wide attention and will now come out only on DVD. More importantly, the rapes and murders continue in Darfur and nobody seems to care." »

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Films in schools are inspiring children with the joy of learning

29 October 2010 4:08 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Teachers find that classic movies supplied free by the charity Filmclub are sharpening the critical skills of their pupils

It may seem unlikely, but E.T. and Wall-e are being credited as playing an important role in aiding the educational development of today's schoolchildren.

The alien and the pixelated robot star in two of the most popular films now being watched by schoolchildren as part of a groundbreaking project that teachers say is yielding results in the classroom.

The films are part of a 1,800-strong cinematic library supplied free of charge to UK schools by the charity Filmclub, which claims movies help disengaged pupils to connect with their lessons.

Founded in 2007 by Beeban Kidron, the director of Bridget Jones Diary: The Edge Of Reason, the charity says some 172,000 pupils in 5,552 schools now participate in the project, which is part funded by the Department for Education and the DVD distributor Love Film. »

- Jamie Doward

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Hotel Rwanda manager accused of funding terrorism

28 October 2010 7:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Man who inspired Hollywood film denies government claims that he sent money to rebels

The real-life character who inspired the film Hotel Rwanda after saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide has been accused of terrorism by the country's prosecutor general.

Paul Rusesabagina is alleged to have funded the "terrorism activities" of the Fdlr, a rebel group led by Rwandan Hutus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Martin Ngoga, Rwanda's prosecutor general, said that Rusesabagina would be summoned by the courts on charges linked to those against Victoire Ingabire, an opposition leader who was arrested two weeks ago.

"We have evidence that Paul Rusesabagina is one of those others who have been financing the same genocidal rebels of the Fdlr," Ngoga said.

Rusesabagina, 56, who now lives in the Us, rejected the allegations as "baseless" and said they were part of a smear campaign launched against him because of his strident criticism of President Paul Kagame. »

- Xan Rice

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Hotel Rwanda Hero Accused of Funding Terrorism

28 October 2010 3:36 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

In 2004, Don Cheadle received an Oscar nomination for his role in "Hotel Rwanda" in which he portrayed Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who saved over a thousand Tutsi refugees from genocide during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. Now comes word that the real-life Rusesabagina is facing charges over allegations that he sent money to opposition commanders in order to help finance terrorist activities. The prosecutor has asked the Us for help in gathering evidence on some financial transactions that he said originated in San Antonio, where Rusesabagina has a home. The former hotel manager has denied the allegations, stating that he had not sent any money to Rwanda in years. "It is the latest step in a campaign against me by the Rwandan government that has included public insults, lies and physical harassment," he said. After "Hotel Rwanda" was released, Rusesabagina was hailed as a hero around the world. »

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Killer Talent: A David Fincher Profile (Part 2)

13 October 2010 10:04 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With his latest film The Social Network in cinemas this month, Trevor Hogg profiles the career of director David Fincher in the second of a three part feature... read part one here.

After the production turmoil associated with his directorial debut Alien 3 (1992), American moviemaker David Fincher had given up on the idea of a career in Hollywood; his attitude changed when he received a script composed by an employee of Tower Records in Los Angeles. “I didn’t like my time in New York, but it’s true that if I hadn’t lived there I wouldn’t have written Se7en [1995],” revealed Andrew Kevin Walker (Sleepy Hollow) who, despite being told by the assistant to writer-director David Koepp (Ghost Town) that unsolicited screenplays were not accepted, pitched his idea about a serial killer who commits his murders according to the seven deadly sins. Intrigued by the concept, Koepp’s »

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Trailer: I’m Still Here – Snow Angels

25 September 2010 9:00 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is a clip from I'm Still Here. The film is directed by Casey Affleck and following Joaquin Phoenix, the Oscar-nominated star of Gladiator, Walk The Line, Two Lovers and Hotel Rwanda. The film also stars Sean Combs, Antony Langdon, Ben Stiller, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Mos Def and Danny DeVito - whether all of them are acting or not is up to you. The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, I'm Still Here is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, I'm Still Here follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, »

- Dan Higgins

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Trailer: I’m Still Here – P Diddy Clip

24 September 2010 8:52 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is a clip from I'm Still Here. The film is directed by Casey Affleck and following Joaquin Phoenix, the Oscar-nominated star of Gladiator, Walk The Line, Two Lovers and Hotel Rwanda. The film also stars Sean Combs, Antony Langdon, Ben Stiller, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Mos Def and Danny DeVito - whether all of them are acting or not is up to you. The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor Casey Affleck, I'm Still Here is a striking portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of internationally acclaimed actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, I'm Still Here follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. Sometimes funny, sometimes shocking, and always riveting, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, »

- Dan Higgins

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Jimmy Smits gets legal with it (again) in Outlaw

16 September 2010 9:01 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Jimmy Smits as Cryus Garza on Outlaw

With all the talk of more seemingly popular shows there’s one that I’ve been waiting for that finally premiered Wednesday night – Outlaw.

In Outlaw, Jimmy Smits finally gets another show, playing a character with some real brass to him. As Cyrus Garza, the most conservative justice on The Supreme Court, he has a gradual change of heart in his politics after his father, a lifelong ultra-liberal activist, dies in a car accident in which the younger Garza was the only survivor. This change in his thinking, coupled with an illicit gambling habit, leads Garza to resign from the Supreme Court after his tie-breaking ruling that a man on death row named Beals, played by Wu-Tang Gang’s The Rza, gets a new trial.

Garza then joins a super law firm in which he gets to pick his own cases and decides »

- Curtis the Media Man

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Toronto Film Festival Report: The King's Speech with Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush

10 September 2010 2:14 PM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

It's not uncommon for Oscar buzz to begin at the Toronto Film Festival — such was the case for Slumdog Millionaire, Precious, Crash, and Hotel Rwanda. This year, one of the movies that's being mentioned as an awards contender is The King's Speech, which tells the story of England's King George VI (Colin Firth) and the speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) who helped him overcome his impediment. As part of our coverage of the festival, ReelzChannel correspondent Matt Mauro sat down with both actors.

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Hollywood Dailies | Geoffrey Rush | Colin Firth | The King's Speech »

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Tiff 2010 Buyer's Club: #19. Steven Silver's The Bang Bang Club

28 August 2010 6:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#19. The Bang Bang Club The Gist: Starring Ryan Phillippe, Malin Akerman, Taylor Kitsch, Neels Van Jaarsveld and Frank Rautenbach, the Bang Bang Club was the name given to four young photographers, Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and Joao Silva, whose photographs captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa and the final demise of apartheid. The film tells the remarkable and sometimes harrowing story of these young men – and the extraordinary extremes they went to in order to capture their pictures. Director: Steven Silver (Diameter of the Bomb)Sales Agent: E1Selling Point: The film packages fact based events, with good looking cast and thriller elements.  Suited For: Debuted at the Cannes market, this is suited for a distributor looking to grab the moviegoer segment who are inclined to read/watch the world news and would have paid to have seen Hotel Rwanda or The Devil Came on Horseback. »

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Take Three: Peter Lorre

11 July 2010 5:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Craig here with another Take Three

Today: Peter Lorre

Take One: When you're strange...

Lorre did Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) because he owed Rko Pictures two days work; just enough time to fit in a slippery six-minute cameo role, though top-billed, as the titular stranger. Boris Ingster's B-movie has been long thought to have kick-started Film Noir - though some point to The Maltese Falcon, also starring Lorre - and the long, angular and accusing shadows from M have certainly followed Lorre to '40s New York; he's hiding in them again, under stoops, around stairwells, sporting a foppish white scarf and fixing passers-by with his signature beady glare (think Steve Buscemi playing Quentin Crisp). Lorre's cypher-like stranger could just be the real killer responsible for several throat-slit murders witnessed by reporter Mike Ward (John McGuire), the blame for which has landed at cabbie Joe Briggs' (Elisha Cook Jr.) feet. »

- Craig Bloomfield

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Win a Brooklyn's Finest on Blu-ray!

2 July 2010 9:05 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Director Antoine Fuqua.s searing crime drama Brooklyn.s Finest comes to Blu-ray and DVD on July 6th from Anchor Bay Entertainment and M&C.s giving away a copy on the Blu-ray edition. Golden Globe winner Richard Gere (Amelia, Internal Affairs), Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash), Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (Training Day, Before the Devil Knows You.re Dead), and Wesley Snipes (Blade, New Jack City) star in the Overture Films crime drama which follows three conflicted New York City police officers, whose lives are dramatically transformed by their involvement in a massive drug operation over the course of one chaotic week. Synopsis: Experience the volatile and deadly world of one of New York.s most dangerous precincts through the eyes »

- Patrick Luce

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Marc Forster To Become ‘Preacher,’ With Principal Players In Tow

21 June 2010 2:41 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The cast for the upcoming Machine Gun Preacher has been confirmed: Michael Shannon (Jonah Hex), Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Source Code), Madeline Carroll (the upcoming Rob Reiner joint Flipped), Kathy Baker (Revolutionary Road) and Souleymane Sy Savane (Solo in the incredible Goodbye Solo) will all star alongside Gerard Butler in the Marc Forster-directed adaptation of the much-talked about Jason Keller screenplay.

The film tells the “based on a true” story of Sam Childers, “a once violent drug-dealing biker who went on to spend time in the most dangerous parts of Sudan and Uganda rescuing the youngest victims of war.” [Variety]

Shooting will start on July 5th, in Detroit then South Africa.

That title is something, eh? One can imagine a world in which Keller went into a pitch meeting with the title alone, and sold the thing. Hopefully it’s not this world, but hey, hope’s cheap these day. »

- Dan Mecca

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Cheadle and Pinto For Rise of the Apes?

17 June 2010 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Strictly to be filed under unconfirmed, Bloody Disgusting are reporting that Don Cheadle and Frida Pinto have both been offered roles in Rise of the Apes, Fox's in-development Planet of the Apes reboot.If true, they'd join the already-cast James Franco in director Rupert Wyatt's prequel, formerly known as Caesar and based to some extent on the fourth movie in the original series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. It's set in present-day San Francisco, where genetic engineering experiments lead to the creation of intelligent apes, and an eventual war for supremacy. No clue as to who Cheadle and Pinto might play. Scientists? Politicians? Either way both are interesting choices, bringing dramatic chops and blockbuster cred (and in Pinto's case, hotness). Cheadle's CV takes in Hotel Rwanda and Iron Man 2. Pinto likewise, went straight from Slumdog Millionaire to Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, »

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Filmclub takes world news into schools

14 June 2010 8:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director of Afghan Star tells of impact on young audience

"Usually at screenings people ask questions which include a statement about what they believe, and then they don't bother listening to your answer," says Havana Marking. "What was great about the kids was that they actually wanted to know what you were going to say."

As the director of Afghan Star – a documentary about Afghanistan's version of Pop Idol and its eventual winner, 21-year-old Rafi Naabzada – Marking is used to Q&As about her More 4-funded film. She has accompanied it around the world from Stockholm to Sundance and faced interrogation from audiences ranging from human rights workers to indie film buffs. Recently, however, her audience was 150 kids, aged 11 or 12, sprawled in the gym at St Augustine's School in Kilburn, north London, just before lunch hour.

"The most obvious difference was that every other screening has the audience asking you, »

- Stephen Armstrong

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