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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!

September

The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip.
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Watch Jimmy Fallon and Ethan Hawke Perform Bob Dylan Lullabies

Watch Jimmy Fallon and Ethan Hawke Perform Bob Dylan Lullabies
Bob Dylan is a legendary singer-songwriter and folk/rock icon. But his easily parodied voice doesn't exactly scream "lullaby crooning." Jimmy Fallon and Ethan Hawke proved that fact during Tuesday's Tonight Show, performing a handful of classic children's songs in Dylan's signature Sixties style.

"We both have young kids," Fallon says to open the clip. "They're great, so much fun. But, you know, bedtime can be pretty tough." Hawke suggests an alternative – singing the songs as Dylan – and he cites "scientific research" to prove the method works.

"We're like the Smothers Brothers,
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Ben Whishaw Replaces Sacha Baron Cohen As Freddie Mercury

Since Sacha Baron Cohen pulled out of the film in July there have been several big names linked to the new Freddie Mercury biopic, but last night sources close to the movie confirmed that Ben Whishaw has landed the part as the flamboyant member of Queen.

The Skyfall star’s casting has ended months of speculation about who would replace Baron Cohen as Mercury, with actors such as Dominic Cooper (Summer In February) and Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman In Black) both being linked with the role. Baron Cohen pulled out of the film in July due to creative differences with the surviving members of Queen, who are said to have disagreed with him on the film’s direction and thought his association with his controversial characters Ali G and Borat may distract from Mercury’s achievements.

Interestingly, this won’t be the first time Whishaw has portrayed a rock star,
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Briefs: Erotic Lives of the Superheroes, Hans The Incredible Unicorn, and Matt Bomer in Leather

Danny Lopes (above), who is 31, Geri Halliwell is 41, and Vera Farmiga is 40.

I have no idea what to make of this.

Batman And Robin Go Gay in new Erotic Lives Of The Superheroes book, which “portrays the Dark Knight not only as an aging gay man, but also a narcissist who occupies a seat next to Elton John during New York charity dinners and cruises other gay men for one-night stands.”

Lucy Lawless On How She’d Bring Back Xena.

But who cleaned up all the brontosaurus crap?

Pre show shower time! pic.twitter.com/546H4OZAPx

Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) July 31, 2013

17 Gay Superhero Power Couples.

Below you can see a very sweet marriage proposal that took place at GaymerX (h/t VeryCutePanda)

Hudson Taylor talks to CNN about ensuring athlete safety at Sochi.

Hans The Incredible Unicorn just wanted a drink of water. Then Nsfw things happened …

Here’s the
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Confirmed: Ben Whishaw To Play Q In Skyfall

Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of Skyfall., the 23rd James Bond adventure, confirmed that the character of Q will be making a welcome return to the Bond franchise and the role will be played by Ben Whishaw.

Whishaw becomes the fourth actor to play Bond.s quartermaster affectionately known as Q. The role began with Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No, followed by Desmond Llewelyn (in 17 Bond films between 1963-1999), and John Cleese (who appeared as Q.s assistant, R, in The World is Not Enough and was later promoted to Q in Die Another Day).

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented, .It.s a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in Skyfall. played by the enormously talented Ben Whishaw. We are delighted to have this beloved character back in the series..

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming.s James Bond
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First look at Ben Whishaw as Q on set of new James Bond film Skyfall

James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli confirmed today that the character of Q will be making a welcome return to the 007 franchise in new film Skyfall - with the role played by Ben Whishaw.

The first official image of Whishaw on set, with Daniel Craig in the background, has been sent to us and is featured below. The image above shows Ben at a BAFTA awards ceremony in London.

Whishaw becomes the fourth actor to play Bond's quartermaster affectionately known as Q. The role began with Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr No, followed by Desmond Llewelyn in 17 Bond films between 1963 and 1999. After that, John Cleese appeared as Q's assistant R in The World is Not Enough before his promotion to Q in Die Another Day.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented: "It's a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in Skyfall,
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Sony And Eon Productions Confirm Ben Wishaw Will Play "Q" In "Skyfall"

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Cinema Retro has received the following press announcement from Sony and Eon Productions.

Culver City, Calif., July 12, 2012 – Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of Skyfall™, the 23rd James Bond adventure, confirmedtoday that the character of Q will be making a welcome return to the Bond franchise and the role will be played by Ben Whishaw.

Whishaw becomes the fourth actor to play Bond’s quartermaster affectionately known as Q. The role began with Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No, followed by Desmond Llewelyn (in 17 Bond films between 1963-1999), and John Cleese (who appeared as Q’s assistant, R, in The World is Not Enough and was later promoted to Q in Die Another Day).

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented, “It’s a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in Skyfall™ played by the enormously talented, Ben Whishaw. We are delighted to have
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The First Look at Ben Whishaw as Q in Skyfall

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Sony have officially released the news that we all knew anyway that Ben Whishaw is set to play the role of Q in the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall. As well as releasing the news, they’ve also given us our first look at Whishaw in the obligatory white coat! If you look carefull, you can also see James Bond (Daniel Craig) loitering in the background.

Whishaw becomes the fourth actor to play Bond’s quartermaster affectionately known as Q. The role began with Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No, followed by Desmond Llewelyn (in 17 Bond films between 1963-1999), and John Cleese (who appeared as Q’s assistant, R, in The World is Not Enough and was later promoted to Q in Die Another Day).

Skyfall hits cinemas 26tyh October. Full press release is below. Click the image to enlarge.

Culver City, Calif., July 12, 2012 – Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli,
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What To Buy This Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for May 14th

Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, May 14th 2012.

Pick(S) Of The Week

The Sitter (DVD/Blu-ray)

When the world’s most irresponsible babysitter takes three of the world’s worst kids on an unforgettable overnight adventure through the streets of New York City, it’s anyone’s guess who’s going to make it home in one piece. Starring Jonah Hill (Knocked Up, Get Him To The Greek) and Sam Rockwell (Moon & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), The Sitter is a new level of twisted and debauched hilarity from the director of Pineapple Express, David Gordon Green.
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The Walking Dead Casts David Morrissey as the Governor

Anglophiles continued to follow the career of British actor and filmmaker David Morrissey thanks to his roles in various series like State of Play, Blackpool and a guest role on Doctor Who. Morrissey also built up something of an art-house following with roles in specialty dramas Nowhere Boy, the Red Riding Trilogy, Stoned and Hilary and Jackie. Morrissey received his biggest stateside role to date landing the colorful character the Governor on the hit AMC drama The Walking Dead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrissey signed on to play the villainous Governor, leader of a small community of survivors known as Woodbury, who becomes an adversary to the Sheriff-turned-group leader, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).
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The Walking Dead Casts David Morrissey as the Governor

Anglophiles continued to follow the career of British actor and filmmaker David Morrissey thanks to his roles in various series like State of Play, Blackpool and a guest role on Doctor Who. Morrissey also built up something of an art-house following with roles in specialty dramas Nowhere Boy, the Red Riding Trilogy, Stoned and Hilary and Jackie. Morrissey received his biggest stateside role to date landing the colorful character the Governor on the hit AMC drama The Walking Dead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrissey signed on to play the villainous Governor, leader of a small community of survivors known as Woodbury, who becomes an adversary to the Sheriff-turned-group leader, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).

The Walking Dead Casts David Morrissey as the Governor

Anglophiles continued to follow the career of British actor and filmmaker David Morrissey thanks to his roles in various series like State of Play, Blackpool and a guest role on Doctor Who. Morrissey also built up something of an art-house following with roles in specialty dramas Nowhere Boy, the Red Riding Trilogy, Stoned and Hilary and Jackie. Morrissey received his biggest stateside role to date landing the colorful character the Governor on the hit AMC drama The Walking Dead. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Morrissey signed on to play the villainous Governor, leader of a small community of survivors known as Woodbury, who becomes an adversary to the Sheriff-turned-group leader, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln).
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New poster and trailer for 'East London Western' crime drama Wild Bill, starring Charlie Creed-Miles with Andy Serkis, Jason Flemyng, Olivia Williams

Billed as an "East London Western", the already-acclaimed British crime drama Wild Bill will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on March 30, 2012.

A hit at the London Film Festival, where it screened to rave reviews, Wild Bill is Dexter Fletcher's directorial debut from the producers Tim Cole (Everywhere and Nowhere) and Sam Tromans (Dead Man Running).

In addition, it was nominated for Best Achievement in Production at the 2011 British Independent Film Awards,

The official poster has been released today and is included above (click on it for a larger version). The trailer and an official still are below.

Starring are Charlie Creed-Miles (Hereafter, Harry Brown), Will Poulter (Son of Rambow), Liz White (The Woman in Black, Life on Mars) Andy Serkis (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Tintin), Jaime Winstone (Made in Dagenham, Anuvahood), Jason Flemyng (X-Men: First Class, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Olivia Williams (An Education,
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The Postman Always Rings Twice: Letters To Cinema Retro

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Cast a Giant Shadow: can young Ben Whishaw overcome Desmond Llewelyn's indelible portrayal of Q?

I don't care if Ben Whishaw is considered one of the best young English actors of his generation; he is all wrong for the part of Q precisely because he is too young and handsome. I'm not expecting a clone of Desmond Llewelyn or John Cleese or Alec McCowen to reprise the role of Bond's sarcastic old gadget provider in Skyfall, but Whishaw's delicate features and tousled hair are more suited to decadent poets and rock and roll stars (you may remember his young Keith Richards in Stoned/2005). Whishaw would also make an excellent Dr. Who. (I think 70-year-old Jon Finch – once considered to play James Bond – would have been an interesting choice for Q.) I have a bad feeling about Whishaw's taking on the role.
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Ben Whishaw will equip James Bond for 'Skyfall' as the new Q

Ben Whishaw will equip James Bond for 'Skyfall' as the new Q
As the new James Bond 007 film, "Skyfall," starts to come into focus, we're getting some idea about what to expect just based on the casting in the film.  And by far, one of the most exciting details to emerge for old-school Bond fans is the idea that we're finally going to see the return of Q branch in this new film in the form of Ben Whishaw. I really dug Whishaw in "Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer," and he's been interesting in things like the TV series "Nathan Barley" and the film "Stoned," where he played Keith Richards.  I'm...
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Ben Whishaw to Play Q in Next Bond Film

As you can probably imagine, U.S. Thanksgiving is a pretty slow time for movie and entertainment news. It would appear that the biggest story of the day is the casting of Q for the upcoming James Bond movie Skyfall... yawn. But wait, there's a twist! According to the BBC, the role has gone to 31-year-old Ben Whishaw, which means that for the first time ever, Bond's gadgets will be designed by someone much younger than him. It might be cause for outrage among Bond purists, except for one thing... having a young gadget guru actually kind of makes sense. Whisaw is not yet well-known to those outside of the U.K., but he did play the lead character in Tom Tykwer's Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. He also had smaller roles in I'm Not There and The Tempest, and he played Keith Richards in the Brian Jones biopic Stoned.
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Paddy Considine's "Tyrannosaur"

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When Paddy Considine brought Tyrannosaur to New York for New Directors/New Films in March (reviews), Graham Fuller met up with him to interview him for Film Comment, noting that, as an actor, "Considine, 37, has blessed a range of downbeat British films with his lugubrious, sometimes volatile presence, among them his friend Shane Meadows's A Room for Romeo Brass (99) and Dead Man's Shoes (04), Pavel Pawlikowski's Last Resort (00) and My Summer of Love (04), Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People (02), Stoned (05), and Red Riding: 1980 (09). He has also made the odd foray into Hollywood for Cinderella Man (05) and The Bourne Ultimatum (07). As a writer-director, Considine cranks up the volatility with his outstanding feature debut, Tyrannosaur, which he took a dry run at with his 2007 short, Dog Altogether."

The film "opens with Joseph (Peter Mullan) taking out his rage and self-loathing on the last thing he loves, his dog, kicking the animal to death,
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Ben Whishaw rumoured to be in new James Bond film

British actor Ben Whishaw is reported to have joined the cast of the next Bond film.

The 30-year-old has landed an undisclosed role in the as-yet-untitled Bond 23, according to Coming Soon.

Whishaw, who was in 2008's Brideshead Revisited and is currently in BBC2 drama The Hour (see picture above), appeared with Bond star Daniel Craig in the films Layer Cake and Enduring Love, both released in 2004.

Among his other credits, he played Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in 2005's Stoned, which tells the story of the band's co-founder Brian Jones who was found dead in a swimming pool at the age of 27. He starred as the poet John Keats in the 2009 movie Bright Star.

The report on his latest role adds that the new Bond girls will be a "beautiful British agent" and a "beautiful Asian woman named Severin". No casting news on either of those roles has yet been revealed.
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First Poster & Storyboards from Grace and Danger

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As many of you we here at HeyUGuys love to do our bit for British Independent films as much as we can. We’ve made good friends with multiple productions teams because of it and the latest group of guys we’ve met through the lovely medium of film are those currently creating Grace and Danger, which is both written and directed by Rhys Hayward.

This is Rhys’ first feature but nonetheless, has a great cast attached to the project which includes Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan), Leo Gregory (Stoned), Tom Hopper (Tormented), David Leon (RocknRolla), Joel Beckett (Eve) and Anna Langner (Dog Fight).

Grace and Danger has the following overview:

WWII France. 7 Allied soldiers rescue a young woman from a village massacre, and promise to escort her to safety. When Nazi S.S. officers pick up their trail, the journey becomes a savage battle for
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The greatest film scenes ever shot

We all have film sequences that stick in our minds. Some are shared by many – such as the shower scene from Psycho – others are particular to us. Here our film critic and a panel of leading movie-makers reveal their favourites. What are yours?

Who will ever forget the first time they saw the 45-second shower-room murder in Hitchcock's Psycho? I remember 1959 and 1961 as the years when my first two children were born. But the first thing that comes to mind about the year in between was seeing Psycho, which I'd been looking forward to since a radio programme I'd produced the previous October, when Hitchcock had enticingly described Psycho as "my first real horror film". Entering the Plaza, Lower Regent Street, the day the film opened, I passed the cardboard cut-out of Hitchcock in the foyer, from which a tape recording of the Master's familiar Leytonstone undertaker's voice warned us
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