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Film Stars Don’T Die In Liverpool – Review

Annette Benning as Gloria Grahame and Jamie Bell as Peter Turner, in Film Stars Don’T Die In Liverpool. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics ©

Film Stars Don’T Die In Liverpool is based on Peter Turner’s memoir of the same name, about his relationship with 40s Hollywood star Gloria Grahame. If one is expecting a biopic on the Oscar-winning Grahame’s career, you won’t find it here. Instead, this is about love and friendship that grew out of a chance meeting and unlikely love affair between an older woman and younger man. Although the affair didn’t last, the fondness did.

Aspiring young actor Peter Turner (Jamie Bell) did not even know who Gloria Grahame was when he met her at a British boarding house the catered to actors. Grahame was appearing in a local theater and although middle-aged, still beautiful. When she asked the young actor to help her practice her dancing,
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The Collider Podcast: Episode 125 – Sundance 2018 Roundup and Oscar Nominations

This week on The Collider Podcast, we're covering two topics. First up, we look back at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, talk about how it was kind of a mediocre year for the fest, some of the standout movies, the disappointments, and more. Then we move on to talking about the Oscar nominations, the snubs, the surprises, and the state of the race. We finish up with a reader hot take regarding Lucky Number Slevin which leads us to just start talking about Josh Hartnett's career. Listen to the latest episode of The Collider Podcast below; click here …
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Movie Review – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, 2017.

Directed by Paul McGuigan.

Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Stephen Graham, Leanne Best, Frances Barber, Kenneth Cranham, and Vanessa Redgrave.

Synopsis:

A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Apparently, getting Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool off the ground and into production has been a long-gestating process upwards to nearly two decades, which is quite a shame considering how tender, genuine, and unique a romantic story it is, playing with generational gapped relationships, Hollywood fading star insecurities, life-threatening cancer, and conflicted emotions. More importantly, Annette Bening taps into some classical Golden Age actress beauty portraying Oscar-winning Gloria Grahame with an appropriately seductive voice, in turn, pulling off an irresistible charm. It’s all crucial to the performance as she locks into an intimate, semi-serious rapport in 1979 with Peter Turner, a 28-year old lad half her
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Win 6 Below on DVD

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To mark the release of 6 Below on 15th January, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett; TV’s Penny Dreadful, Lucky Number Slevin) is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him.

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‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ Trailer: Annette Bening Plays a Classic Film Star

Sony Pictures Classics has released a new trailer for the true story drama Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film revolves around the relationship between Academy Award-winning Oklahoma! and The Bad an the Beautiful actress Gloria Grahame (Annete Bening) and Turner (Jamie Bell) in 1978 Liverpool, at which point Grahame had been diagnosed with breast cancer and was trying to come to terms with her dwindling career. Lucky Number Slevin and Victor Frankenstein filmmaker Paul McGuigan directs this intriguing drama, and the trailer does a fine job of showcasing Bening’s …
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‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ Trailer: Annette Bening Enters the Race for Her First Oscar

‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ Trailer: Annette Bening Enters the Race for Her First Oscar
It’s hard to believe that Annette Bening has never won an Oscar. The 59-year-old actress has been nominated four times and got incredibly close to landing her fifth nomination last year for her wonderful lead role in Mike Mills’ “20th Century Women.” The Academy snubbed her, but she’s not wasting any time out of the awards season. Bening is back with “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.”

“Liverpool” is based on the memoir by British actor Peter Turner and recounts his romance with the legendary and eccentric Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame during the last years of her life. Grahame won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 1952’s “The Bad and the Beautiful” and appeared in films alongside Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum, and Kirk Douglas.

Bening takes on the role of Grahame, while Jamie Bell plays Turner. The supporting cast includes Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave.
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1 of Your Favorite Disney Movies Is Disappearing From Netflix Next Month

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December is the month of giving, but that hasn't stopped Netflix from taking away some of our favorite shows and movies. While there are some great titles heading our way next month, we'll also have to part ways with a number of classics, namely those scary movies you binge-watched in October. See what's leaving below. Related46 New Titles Are Coming to Netflix in November to Help You Survive Thanksgiving Dec. 1 All I Want For Christmas Bedazzled Black Snake Moan Compulsion Cousin Bette Hoffa La Viuda Negra, season one Picture Perfect Practical Magic Rebelde Scary Movie 2 Scary Movie 3 Super Size Me Terriers, season one The Crucible The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus The Man from Snowy River Touch, season two Toys Two Girls and a Guy Waking Life Young Frankenstein Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, seasons one-two Dec. 5 Holes Dec. 9 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, seasons 1-11 Dec.
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Watch an exclusive clip from 6 Below starring Josh Hartnett

The survival thriller 6 Below opens in UK cinemas and on demand tomorrow, and we’ve got an exclusive clip from the film starring Josh Hartnett, which you can watch below courtesy of Signature Entertainment; take a look…

See Also: Watch the trailer for 6 Below here

Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett; TV’s Penny Dreadful, Lucky Number Slevin) is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him.

6 Below is set for release on October 13th.
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New trailer & poster for ’6 Below’

A recreational trip to the mountains becomes a test of human endurance and a fight for survival in 6 Below, arriving in cinemas and on demand on October 13th courtesy of Signature Entertainment. Based on a true story, the film stars Josh Hartnett as Eric LeMarque, a snowboarder that went missing during a storm in the High Sierra Mountains.

Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett; TV’s Penny Dreadful, Lucky Number Slevin) is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him.

Directed by Scott Waugh (Need For Speed, Act Of Valour), 6 Below also stars Sarah Dumont (Don Jon, TV’s The Royals) and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino (Summer Of Sam,
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UK poster and trailer for survival thriller 6 Below starring Josh Hartnett

Ahead of its release next month, a UK poster and trailer have arrived online for the upcoming survival thriller 6 Below. Based on a true story, the film stars Josh Hartnett as Eric LeMarque, a snowboarder that went missing during a winter storm in the High Sierra Mountains; take a look below…

Eric LeMarque (Josh Hartnett; TV’s Penny Dreadful, Lucky Number Slevin) is a thrill-seeking snowboarder with a weight of personal demons on his back. When he gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierra Mountains, LeMarque is pushed to the limit and forced to battle those demons head-on as he fights against the worst the elements can throw at him.

6 Below is set for release on October 13th.
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Tiff 2017: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ Review: Paul McGuigan (2017)

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool review: Paul McGuigan (Gangster No. 1, Lucky Number Slevin) brings this stunning portrait of love in the late 70s to screens. Will it be this year’s runaway Oscar success?

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool review by Paul Heath.

Eon Productions choose their projects well. The company behind the James Bond movies rarely venture outside of that franchise, but when they do, you know you’re in for something special – and that is exactly what you get from Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, an absolute masterpiece in film-making.

Annette Benning plays Gloria Grahame, an ageing Oscar-winning actress who we meet in her dressing room preparing for a performance in a theatre somewhere in the north of England, Elton John’s ‘Song For Guy’ playing over the soundtrack. However, all is not well as she attempts to head to the stage,
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Why the 2018 Best Actress Oscar Race is Crowded, Again

For the second year in a row, the Best Actress Oscar race looks more competitive than Best Actor. Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman could score for her canny schoolmarm in Sofia Coppola’s Civil War drama “The Beguiled,” while Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) is superb as a southern farmer’s wife in Dee Rees’ Sundance hit “Mudbound” (Netflix). Coming up this month is Sundance musical “Patti Cake$” (Fox Searchlight, August 18), starring Australian breakout Danielle Macdonald.

As the make-or-break fall festivals loom, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) could land an eighth nomination for either Woody Allen’s Nyff closer “Wonder Wheel” (Amazon Studios) or for survival drama “The Mountain Between Us” (Fox, October 6), opposite Idris Elba. Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”) also has two plummy roles, as an arthritic artist (Spc’s in-release “Maudie”) or a mute (Fox Searchlight’s festival entry “The Shape of Water,” December 8). Also performing in
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Why the 2018 Best Actress Oscar Race is Crowded, Again

Why the 2018 Best Actress Oscar Race is Crowded, Again
For the second year in a row, the Best Actress Oscar race looks more competitive than Best Actor. Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman could score for her canny schoolmarm in Sofia Coppola’s Civil War drama “The Beguiled,” while Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) is superb as a southern farmer’s wife in Dee Rees’ Sundance hit “Mudbound” (Netflix). Coming up this month is Sundance musical “Patti Cake$” (Fox Searchlight, August 18), starring Australian breakout Danielle Macdonald.

As the make-or-break fall festivals loom, Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) could land an eighth nomination for either Woody Allen’s Nyff closer “Wonder Wheel” (Amazon Studios) or for survival drama “The Mountain Between Us” (Fox, October 6), opposite Idris Elba. Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”) also has two plummy roles, as an arthritic artist (Spc’s in-release “Maudie”) or a mute (Fox Searchlight’s festival entry “The Shape of Water,” December 8). Also performing in
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Is Sherlock director set to take on James Bond 25?

Author: Scott Davis

New rumours this morning on the return of Bond – James Bond…

Out of all the franchises and sequels in and around the multiplexes during this year – whether it’s superheroes, car racers or apes taking over the planet – there’s one big series that is missing: 007. Yes, England’s greatest spy has been away from cinemas for almost two years now and while that’s not unusual, everything in regards to the future of James Bond is up in the air.

First, star Daniel Craig has been decided cryptic about whether or not he will be returning for Bond 25 (his fifth outing as the title character) and has yet to say one way or another. Then, a bigger reason for the uncertainty about the series is to do with the rights, which have expired with MGM and Eon Productions and the company, headed by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson,
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Sherlock director rumored to be in running for Bond 25

According to rumours, Eon Productions may have identitied Sam Mendes’ successor for Bond 25, with Paul McGuigan said to be in consideration for the coveted position.

“Word is, the producers are so pleased with Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, directed by Scotsman Paul McGuigan (Sherlock, Lucky Number Slevin,” Victor Frankenstein), that he too is under consideration,” reports Indiewire. “Barbara Broccoli has long preferred to hire directors with arthouse cred over mainstream action specialists, from Oscar-winning American Beauty director Sam Mendes (Spectre and Skyfall) to Monster’s Ball director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace). Based on his tenure with the BBC One Sherlock series, and his handling of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson, McGuigan would be a prime choice for a quirkier yet still compelling spin on Bond.”

Take all of this with a huge grain of salt. As one should with any rumor that starts with : “Word is…
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Has the next Bond director been found?

Well, in short, no. However, it looks like new directors are being considered and one of them is at the forefront of conversation is none other that Gangster No. 1, Sherlock and Lucky Number Slevin helmer Paul McGuigan.

The news of the Scottish helmer’s potential consideration comes via the pages of Indiewire who say that the producers are really rather impressed with McGuigan’s latest Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. The film, which will be released by Lionsgate, stars Annette Bening and Jamie Bell and revolves around a romance which sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

According to Indiewire, the director, whose last work was Victor Frankenstein, is reportedly ‘under consideration’ for the high-profile Bond gig, following on from Sam Mendes, who helmed the last two films in the series, the massively successful Skyfall and Spectre. Obviously, there has been no word from
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James Bond 25: Paul McGuigan linked with directing

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Sherlock and Gangster Number 1 director Paul McGuigan is reportedly on the James Bond shortlist...

Amongst the many questions that need resolving where James Bond 25 is concerned is who’s going to be sitting in the director’s chair. Sam Mendes, who helmed the last two 007 adventures – Skyfall and Spectre – has long since confirmed he wouldn’t be back. And with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade putting together a script for an assumed shoot later this year, the identity of the new director is likely to need resolving sooner rather than later.

We might just have our first candidate, too.

Paul McGuigan, whose big screen work has included Lucky Number Slevin, Gangster Number 1 and Victor Frankenstein, is reported to be on Eon Productions’ list. This is off the back of strong early word for McGuigan’s next film, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool.
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James Bond 25 Targets Luke Cage Director Paul McGuigan

James Bond 25 Targets Luke Cage Director Paul McGuigan
As fans wait to see who'll control the James Bond franchise next, with a bidding war recently starting between five different studios, Eon Productions is trying to lock down their next director, as they also wait for Daniel Craig to commit to the movie as well. With Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes long since bowing out, the producers are meeting with filmmakers, including Irish director Paul McGuigan, who is considered to be a top candidate for the job. Nothing is set in stone at this point, but writers Neil Purvis and Robert Wade are currently working on the script.

IndieWire broke the news of Paul McGuigan being in contention for the directorial gig, but it isn't known at this time what other contenders are also being considered. Eon Productions was reportedly so impressed with his work in the upcoming Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool with Annette Bening and Jamie Bell,
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Sherlock Helmer Paul McGuigan Reportedly In Contention For Bond 25

If Ian Fleming’s world-famous spy developed a curious case of stage fright in the immediate aftermath of Spectre – ongoing issues with the James Bond film rights and Daniel Craig’s contract have resulted in a prolonged and, frankly, perplexing pre-production process for Bond 25 – we’re beginning to see the early signs of a 007 comeback.

There are still obstacles to overcome, but now that MGM and Eon have sparked a creative bidding war over the franchise’s rights – a bidding war that reportedly involves five parties: Warner Bros., Universal, 20th Century Fox, Annapurna and Sony – fleeting morsels of information are beginning to infiltrate the interwebs. IndieWire has the latest report, one which claims that longtime series producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have drawn up a shortlist of potential directors. So far, only one name has emerged online: Paul McGuigan, the filmmaker best known for Lucky Number Slevin and Victor Frankenstein,
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‘Bond 25’ Reportedly Eyeing ‘Lucky Number Slevin’ and ‘Sherlock’ Director

‘Bond 25’ Reportedly Eyeing ‘Lucky Number Slevin’ and ‘Sherlock’ Director
What kind of filmmaker is the perfect match for the James Bond series? On one hand, it seems like it should be a journeyman, the kind of director who is comfortable working alongside protective producers, a capable craftsman who knows how to deliver productions on time and on budget. But on the other, it seems […]

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