5 items from 2015
Call the Midwife topped the ratings on Sunday (January 25), according to overnight data.
The BBC One period drama attracted an average audience of 9.04 million viewers (34.1%) at 8pm, adding around 700,000 viewers on last week's premiere.
Earlier, Countryfile attracted 7.62m (35.1%) at 6.30pm, while Still Open All Hours aired to 7.85m (34.1%) at 7.30pm. Last Tango in Halifax continued with 6.32m (25.8%) at 9pm, while Match of the Day's Fa Cup round-up scored 2.43m (19.8%) at 10.30pm.
ITV's Get Your Act Together dipped to 2.49m (10.9%) at 7pm (108k/0.4% on +1), before All Star Family Fortunes entertained 2.58m (9.8%) at 8.15pm (93k/0.4%).
The new series of Mr Selfridge opened to low ratings in comparison to previous years. The first episode of the period drama was watched »
The movie in question is Chappie, and far more promising than a sequel to that Shawn Levy film, it's actually the latest film from Neill Blomkamp- the man that gave us District 9 and Elysium. This original sci-fi action film will tell the story of an android named Chappie that is able to feel and think for itself. Shortly after his "birth" he is kidnapped by two criminals and raised as part of a dysfunctional family. Chappie suddenly finds himself in the crosshairs of Jackman's Vincent, who sees the robot as a threat to humanity.
Below is the latest TV spot for the film:
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Atlanta-based Giant Studios has sold the proprietary performance-capture technology used in Avatar, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and The Polar Express to James Cameron and Jon Landau’s Santa Monica-based Lightstorm Entertainment and will shutter soon after 15 years in operation.
Giant’s research and development team will continue to develop the technology under Lightstorm’s purview as Cameron dives into production on Avatar 2, 3, and 4, the company announced.
“The company and its shareholders are pleased that Jon Landau and James Cameron have acquired the technology and will be dedicating their resources and talents towards its continued development,” Giant’s CEO and executive producer Candice Alger said in a statement posted to Giant’s website. “I am confident that James Cameron will take the technology far beyond our wildest imaginations.
“He has already had a tremendous impact in the field of virtual production, and his use of the technology on »
- Jen Yamato
Greg Ellwood recaps a recent Q&A that he moderated with Julianne Moore, the Best Actress frontrunner for "Still Alice." "The recent Cannes winner revealed that early on she told co-directors Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer that she wasn't going to perform anything she hadn't actually witnessed. 'I feel like even if I've read it about it and haven't seen it I don't know how to be completely accurate,' Moore says. 'All the behaviors in the movie were things I had seen or things had discussed with me.'" HitFix -Break- Updated: Experts' Oscars predictions in 24 categories In his intro to an in-depth interview with "Nightcrawler" writer/director Dan Gilroy, Pete Hammond writes: "After spending his career as a writer of such screenplays as 'The Bourne Legacy,' 'Chasers,' 'Real Steel' and many others, Gilroy, in his fifties, finally made his debut behind the c. »
Though this fanmade trailer will be as close as we get to seeing Marvel vs. DC on the big screen, that won't stop Batman from meeting Loki. That's because Deadline reports Michael Keaton, fresh off his meta role in the much buzzed about Birdman, is finalizing a deal to join the cast of Kong: Skull Island, the Legendary Pictures production starring The Avengers and Thor villain Tom Hiddleston. There's no specifics on the characters they will play, but the film has been said to head to the mysterious and dangerous home of the titular king of apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. And let's not forget that another Oscar-buzzed actor, Whiplash star J.K. Simmons also has a role in the film that will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kings of Summer, Nick Offerman: American Ham) with a script by Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein »
- Ethan Anderton
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