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Toronto: Keira Knightley Ditches the Corset for ‘Laggies’

12 September 2014 8:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Keira Knightley does shots, cheats on her boyfriend and dances around with one of those oversized signs used to advertise strip mall accountants in “Laggies.” But there’s one thing audiences won’t get to see the actress do in a ballsy performance that detonates her image as one of the most proper of leading ladies.

The script for “Laggies” called for Knightley to perform an elaborate skateboarding trick, but there were issues with the location, and at any rate, the insurance wouldn’t cover the actress, who was by her own admission no Tony Hawk.

“I got really lucky with that,” said Knightley. “There was supposed to be this big trick where I did this ollie, but I was to sort of jump up and twist it. If you’d given me a year with me breaking every bone in my body, I could have done it. But with two weeks to prepare, »

- Brent Lang

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Jessica Chastain & James McAvoy bring Eleanor Rigby to life

10 September 2014 4:09 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

James McAvoy says that when he showed up to work on The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, he didn't realize the film would be broken up into two perspectives - a husband and a wife's version of how tragedy affects the trajectory of a relationship.

"We started rehearsing and I've got my hard copy of the script," said McAvoy, seated with Jessica Chastainduring a recent interview. "My hard copy was incredibly thick, so I thought, 'That's strange. They must be using both sides of the paper.' Then we started and I thought, 'This thing's massive.' ... And then we started the read-through and I realized ..."

"Perhaps your agent should've told you!" laughed Chastain.

"Nobody really told me. ... I don't think she knew," argued McAvoy.

"She knew! She's at the same agency as (director) Ned (Benson)!" cried Chastain, still laughing.

So, there are various perspectives to a story - and that's the point of Eleanor Rigby. »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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'Mr. Holmes' Starring Ian McKellan Lands at Miramax

3 September 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Global film and television studio Miramax announced today that it has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Mr. Holmes and will partner with Roadside Attractions on domestic theatrical distribution of the film. Directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Kinsey), Mr. Holmes stars Academy Award nominees Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings franchise, X-Men franchise) and Laura Linney (Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, The Savages).

The film, based on the novel "A Slight Trick of the Mind" by Mitch Cullin and adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher (The Duchess, Casanova, Stage Beauty), is currently in post-production.

Thomas J. Barrack, Jr., Chairman of Miramax, had this to say in his statement.

"Mr. Holmes is a smart, exciting film that has attracted the highest caliber director, cast and producers, and it is a perfect fit for Miramax. We are very pleased to acquire U.S. »

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‘Imitation Game’ Demands Oscar’s Attention (Analysis)

29 August 2014 11:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Imitation Game” is clearly an awards contender: Complex, impeccably executed and unique. The film’s offbeat approach to an oddball character will be its greatest strength — and its challenge.

A historical drama about WWII cryptographer Alan Turing, “The Imitation Game” is a kudos candidate in multiple categories, including the superb performances of Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley (lead or supporting? She could go either way). Artisan contributions seem like shoo-in contenders. And the film, direction and screenplay are clearly in the Fyc category.

The big challenge to both mainstream audiences and awards voters: selling it. Based on Andrew Hodges’ biography on Turing, the British mathematician who cracked the Nazi’s code, “Imitation Game” demands that the audience work to keep up. When awards voters have a stack of DVDs and invitations to screenings, they’ll need a lot of buzz to lure them to a film about a WWII-era »

- Tim Gray

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Keira Knightley Goes Topless for Interview Magazine -- See the Pics!

28 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Keira Knightley isn't afraid to bare it all!The "Atonement" star is gracing the pages of the latest issue of Interview Magazine, where she poses topless in an artistic black and white photo shoot snapped by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier.In one pic, the 29-year-old beauty sports nothing but lace opera gloves and black pants. Click Here to see the uncensored, Nsfw photo!When the actress wasn't half-naked, she was lounging around in gorgeous black evening gowns, which looked stunning against her porcelain skin. The "Begin Again" starlet recently opened up about the pressure of growing up in the public eye. The actress told Elle UK that if she had a daughter, she would discourage her from going into the acting business.  "Oh, 100 percent, I'd absolutely tell her not to," she said. "I would 150 million trillion percent be totally discouraging of [her] doing anything like that."  "Teenage years should be done privately, »

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Below the Line Bookings

8 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Mirisch Agency has booked production designer Stuart Wurtzel (“Hope Springs”) on Jonathan Demme’s “Ricky and the Flash.” Also booked: editors Dan Lebental (“Thor: The Dark World “) on Peyton Reed’s “Ant-Man,” Lisa Bromwell (“The Sessions”) on season 3 of Netflix’s “House of Cards” and Virginia Katz (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) on Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes”; and line producers Joe Iberti (“When in Rome”) on season 5 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and Guy Louthan (“The Call”) on Spike TV miniseries “Tut.”

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. booked editors Nancy Richardson (“Divergent”) (pictured top left) on Robert Schwentke’s “Insurgent” and Paul Tothill (“Atonement”) on Joe Wright’s “Pan.” Also booked on Pan: visual effects supervisor Chas Jarrett (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”). Another Marsh client, production designer Jim Clay (“Red 2”), is working on Simon Curtis’ “Woman in Gold.”

Innovative Artists booked production designer Laurence Bennett »

- Peter Caranicas

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Below the Line Bookings

8 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Mirisch Agency has booked production designer Stuart Wurtzel (“Hope Springs”) on Jonathan Demme’s “Ricky and the Flash.” Also booked: editors Dan Lebental (“Thor: The Dark World “) on Peyton Reed’s “Ant-Man,” Lisa Bromwell (“The Sessions”) on season 3 of Netflix’s “House of Cards” and Virginia Katz (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2”) on Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes”; and line producers Joe Iberti (“When in Rome”) on season 5 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and Guy Louthan (“The Call”) on Spike TV miniseries “Tut.”

Sandra Marsh & Assoc. booked editors Nancy Richardson (“Divergent”) (pictured top left) on Robert Schwentke’s “Insurgent” and Paul Tothill (“Atonement”) on Joe Wright’s “Pan.” Also booked on Pan: visual effects supervisor Chas Jarrett (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”). Another Marsh client, production designer Jim Clay (“Red 2”), is working on Simon Curtis’ “Woman in Gold.”

Innovative Artists booked production designer Laurence Bennett »

- Peter Caranicas

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Maleficent Comes Home On Blu-Ray And DVD Nov. 4th Packed With Extras

7 August 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent managed to take the world by storm, and the Disney effort is hitting on Blu-Ray November 4th with a lot of bonus features for fans.

Despite the fact that the movie eventually started catching varying degrees of backlash, it still won over audiences everywhere, and most critics, and fans are getting the treat they deserve with the release. Check the full release info below for the full list of extras.

Disney’S Greatest Villain Comes To Life

In The Wickedly Fun, Fantasy Adventure Starring

Academy Award®-Winner Angelina Jolie Disney’S “Maleficent

Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,

DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!

Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, »

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'Maleficent' Blu-ray and DVD Releases November 4th

1 August 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film." Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene »

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Trailer: The Imitation Game

27 July 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing is to open this year's London Film Festival

The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s Sherlock) as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV’s Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey »

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UK Release Date Announced For Shelton’s ‘Say When’

25 July 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Say When (being released in the Us under its original title Laggies) is set to open across the UK through Icon Film Distribution on 10th October. Directed by Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’S Sister; Hump Day; Touchy Feely), Say When received its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Keira Knightley (Begin Again; Atonement; A Dangerous Method), Chloe Grace Moretz (If  Stay; Kick-ass; Kick-ass  2) and Sam Rockwell (The Way, Way Back; Moon; Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind).

Megan (Knightley) is 28 going on 14. Whilst her oldest friends are settling down and starting families, Megan prefers to be the bridesmaid to the bride, the godmother to the actual mother. When her boyfriend Anthony proposes to her, Megan runs away from grown up life for a while and hides out with her new friend, high school student Annika (Moretz). There follows a week of reliving the ups and downs of teenage life, »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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The Imitation Game Gets A Riveting First Trailer

21 July 2014 7:25 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Update: Two very different trailers, one for the U.K. and one for the U.S., have been released, and I’ve included both below.

One of the films I’m most excited to see this fall is The Imitation Game, a dramatic thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a British cryptographer who helped crack Nazi codes during World War II but was later prosecuted for homosexuality, then a crime. The subject matter is obviously fascinating, and Cumberbatch is a highly talented actor, so all signs indicate that The Imitation Game may arrive as one of the year’s best films. Now, a teaser trailer has been revealed by Studiocanal, giving us our first real look at the tense historical thriller.

As the trailer shows, Turing’s main challenge is deciphering the German Enigma code, considered by many to be unbreakable. To this end, he enlists the help of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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More Sign On For Condon's "Mr. Holmes"

10 July 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A bunch of great British talent has signed on for supporting roles in Bill Condon's retired Sherlock Holmes drama "Mr. Holmes" at AI Film, Archer Gray, See-Saw Films and BBC Films.

Set in post-war England, the story sees a retired Holmes (Ian McKellen) troubled by both his diminishing mental faculties and the devastation he witnessed on a recent trip to Japan. The great detective attempts to solve the case that forced him into retirement.

Already announced are Laura Linney as Holmes' housekeeper Mrs. Munro and Hiroyuki Sanada as Umezaki. Joining them are Hattie Morahan ("The Bletchley Circle," "Outnumbered"), Roger Allam ("V for Vendetta," "The Thick of It"), Phil Davis ("Whitechapel," "Vera Drake"), Frances de la Tour ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "The History Boys"), Patrick Kennedy ("Boardwalk Empire," "Atonement"), and newcomer Milo Parker ("Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails") who will play Mrs. Munro's son.

Jeffrey Hatcher adapted the »

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First Image of Ian McKellen in Bill Condon’s ‘Mr. Holmes,’ Further Cast Revealed

10 July 2014 6:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bill Condon’s “Mr. Holmes” has started to shoot, with additional cast announced, and the first image released of Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the age of 93.

The movie, which will shoot for seven weeks on location in London and on the south coast of England, also stars Laura Linney as Holmes’ housekeeper, Mrs. Munro.

Additional cast announced Thursday includes Hattie Morahan (“The Golden Compass,” “The Bank Job”), Patrick Kennedy (“War Horse,” “Atonement”), Hiroyuki Sanada (“The Wolverine,” “47 Ronin”), Roger Allam (“Tamara Drewe,” “The Book Thief”), Phil Davis (“Vera Drake,” “Notes on a Scandal”), Frances de la Tour (“The History Boys,” “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”), and Milo Parker (“Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails”), who plays Mrs. Munro’s son.

“Mr. Holmes,” which was formerly known as “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” is based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin. It has »

- Leo Barraclough

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Expectation vs reality: Sherlock, Hannibal and 5 more surprise TV hits

5 July 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Some television shows feel like they're going to be smash hits before anyone's seen a frame of footage; usually because of the writers working on it, the network's reputation with its genre, or the popularity of the actors involved.

Other programmes even feel like they're simply too big to fail; such as HBO's Game of Thrones and AMC's The Walking Dead, which also benefit from having rich source material to mine and a ready-made, evangelical audience.

But what about the TV shows that felt like bad ideas before they'd aired - or even during their debut season - yet managed to overcome widespread uncertainties and grow into well-regarded programmes it's hard to imagine we were ever unsure about?

Let's take a look at some recent examples of popular TV shows that didn't initially feel like they'd work, but proved the doubters wrong...

1. Sherlock

Expectation: A modernisation of a literary character »

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‘Pan’: Hugh Jackman Reveals His Blackbeard Look

11 June 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

With Disney’s Maleficent a certified box office hit, it looks like audiences are still eager to see their favorite fairy tales come to life in a darker, grittier fashion than the animated musicals of years past. The Mouse House too has an Alice in Wonderland sequel on the way, and for its part, Sony has been developing Pan, its Peter Pan origin story from director Joe Wright (Pride & Prejudice, Atonement).

That film has been making its way through development, with Levi Miller set to play the title character and Garrett Hedlund and Hugh Jackman as Hook and Blackbeard, respectively. However, fans who are anxiously awaiting the film’s summer 2015 release date now have their first look at one of ...

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First Look At Jackman's 'Pan' Transformation

11 June 2014 8:36 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

In the latest entry of an increasingly popular trend, actor Hugh Jackman has taken to social media to send out a behind-the-scenes image from his next film, Pan. The shot gives us our first look at how his character, the pirate Blackbeard, will look in this latest big screen take on Peter Pan.

It's a markedly different look than he had while hosting Sunday night's Tony Awards.

Pan is set to arrive July 17 of next year, will be directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Hanna), and will also feature Amanda Seyfried, Rooney Mara, & Garrett Hedlund.

Mario-f. Robles Down by 24 in your own building. A sea of fans in white shirts, silent, with their arms crossed. Looking at down 3-1 in series. #Awkward about 2 hours ago »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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First Look: Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard in Peter Pan Prequel Pan

11 June 2014 1:56 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Earlier this year, it was reported that Hugh Jackman will play Blackbeard in Warner Bros' upcoming big-budget "Peter Pan" prequel, called "Pan." And now, the actor has unveiled the first photo of what he'll look like in the film. Check it out below. "Pan" tells the untold story of how a young orphan boy from London is spirited away to the magical Neverland where he finds grand adventures that shape him into the hero known to generations as Peter Pan. The new movie is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement) and co-stars Amanda Seyfried as Mary, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Garrett Hedlund as Captain Hook. It's set to hit theaters on July 17th, 2015. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Hugh Jackman reveals a bald look for Blackbeard role in Pan

10 June 2014 2:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hugh Jackman has taken to his Instagram to reveal his new bald, bearded look for his upcoming role as the villainous pirate Blackbeard in director Joe Wright’s (Atonement) live-action Peter Pan original tale Pan

Pan is set for release on July 17th 2015, with Levi Miller (The Spectacular Now) set to play the boy who never grew up alongside a cast that also includes Garrett Hedlund (Inside Llewyn Davis), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions), Amanda Seyfried (A Million Ways to Die in the West), Nonso Anozie (Game of Thrones), Kathy Burke (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Jack Charles (Mystery Road), Taejoo Na (The Kick), Kurt Egyiawan (Skyfall), Lewis MacDougall and Leni Zieglmeier.

The post Hugh Jackman reveals a bald look for Blackbeard role in Pan appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

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Hugh Jackman Shaves It All Off For Peter Pan Role

10 June 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

You know who looked crazy dapper at the Tonys on Sunday? Hugh Jackman. He rocked slicked back hair and a full beard with a tux, and made it look sensational. But as you can see from the shot he shared above, his thick head of hair has been sacrificed for his upcoming role in Pan. Hugh Jackman shared this image on his Instagram, giving us all a first look at his Blackbeard--as in the character he plays in Pan, not his literal black beard. Here's a handy before and after his Pan transformation: Warner Bros. is producing Pan, a gritty re-imagining of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. This family-friendly adventure will be angling for the same audiences that made Alice In Wonderland and Maleficent such formidable hits, but earning this commercial pic some prestige is director Joe Wright. Best-known for bringing to life dense novels like Atonement, Pride & Prejudice and »

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