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Ian McKellen webchat – post your questions now

2 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The British acting legend, now starring in Mr Holmes, is joining us to answer your questions in a live webchat on Friday 5 June – post yours in the comments below

1.34pm BST

It requires an actor of some gravity to take on yet another portrayal of Sherlock Holmes but if anyone has the chops, then it’s Ian McKellen. From Richard III to The Da Vinci Code, Gods and Monsters to Coronation Street, McKellen’s ability to swing from Beckett to Hollywood marks him as one of Britain’s greatest actors.

His new film Mr Holmes, in which the detective frets over an unsolved case in the twilight of his years, contrasts with the wisecracking recent incarnations by Robert Downey Jr and Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s a chance for McKellen to take centre stage on screen, after years adding ensemble ballast to the Lord of the Rings and X-Men films - »

- Guardian Staff

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‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ Review (Arrow Video)

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Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi, David Oxley, Francis De Wolff, Miles Malleson, Ewen Solon, John Le Mesurier, Helen Goss, Sam Kydd, Michael Hawkins, Judi Moyens, Michael Mulcaster | Written by Peter Bryan | Directed by Terence Fisher

I’ve always been a Sherlock Holmes fan, and my horror leanings turned me to The Hound of the Baskervilles, a story I grew to love. It is evident by all different movies based on the tale and their popularity, that I’m not the only one.  One of the best has to be Hammer’s with Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes.  This is why when Arrow Video revealed their Blu-ray release I looked forward to seeing it, especially with the amount of behind the scenes material on the disc.

When Charles Baskerville is found slain on Dartmoor, the next in line Sir Henry Baskerville (Christopher Lee) inherits the estate, and »

- Paul Metcalf

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Ian McKellen featured on new poster for Mr. Holmes

2 June 2015 3:41 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release later this month, a new poster has arrived online for Mr. Holmes featuring Ian McKellen as the legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes, although it’s pretty much just the first poster brightened up a bit, with the addition of a few quotes…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Mr. Holmes here

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Magneto' Is 'Sherlock Holmes'

1 June 2015 12:42 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ 'Magneto' actor Sir Ian McKellan as aging super-sleuth 'Sherlock Holmes', with Laura Linney as Holmes' housekeeper, 'Mrs Munro', in director Bill Condon's new crime feature, "Mr. Holmes" based on the 2005 novel, "A Slight Trick Of The Mind" by author Mitch Cullin:

"...in 1947, 'Sherlock Holmes', long retired, lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper, 'Mrs Munro' and her amateur-sleuthing son, 'Roger'.

"But far from living out a peaceful retirement, Holmes is haunted by an unsolved case from fifty years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband and a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

"With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without sidekick 'Watson', Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life — a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart..."

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- Michael Stevens

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Why The Green Lantern Reboot Won't Use Mark Strong's Sinestro

1 June 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Despite the 2011’s Green Lantern earning mostly negative reviews, one of film’s high points was Mark Strong’s portrayal of Sinestro. With plans for a sequel to this film being trashed in favor of a reboot set in the DC Cinematic Universe, Strong was asked whether he would be up for reprising the role. Unfortunately for fans of this version of the character, it doesn’t look like that will ever happen. Serving as one of Hal Jordan’s mentors, the pre-villain Korugarian’s strict training and tough love helped Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan defeat Hector Hammond and Parallax. Speaking with MTV, the Sherlock Holmes actor admitted that it’s unlikely he will be asked to play Sinestro in any of the upcoming Dccu movies, believing that his Sinestro belonged strictly to the world seen in the 2011 film. Strong »

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Jurassic World, Spy, Minions: 5 must-watch June cinema releases

1 June 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Despite the weather heating up for the summer months, there are still plenty of excuses to duck into the shade thanks to this month's big movie releases. For starters, you won't want to miss out on Jurassic World, the eagerly-awaited sequel to the beloved franchise. Not only that, there's Melissa McCarthy's Spy and the Despicable Me Minions getting their own film.

Release diary: What movies are coming out in 2015?

Digital Spy rounds up the five films you have to watch this June below...

1. Spy

Release date: June 5

Why you should see it: Melissa McCarthy proves that not all spies are effortlessly cool as a rather unconventional undercover CIA agent in her reunion with director Paul Feig. Alongside Jude Law, Miranda Hart and Jason Statham, she takes on a villain (played by Rose Byrne) attempting to sell off nukes to terrorists. Think of this as Miss Moneypenny finally getting her own moment to shine. »

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Blu-ray Review – The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

1 June 2015 1:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1959.

Directed by Terence Fisher.

Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, André Morell, John Le Mesurier, Helen Goss, David Oxley, Marla Landi, Francis de Wolff and Miles Malleson.

Synopsis:

Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are called upon to investigate the Baskerville family curse as the aire to the estate moves into the family home.

A quick glance at the cast and crew credits for Hammer’s 1959 version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles shows that all the right people are present and correct; there’s the now-established double act of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee heading up a cast that features a few faces that would be familiar to UK audiences, director Terence Fisher – who had helmed Hammer’s previous horror successes The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Revenge of Frankenstein and also their version of The Mummy that would »

- Gary Collinson

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Easy A Director Will Gluck to Helm Disney’s Untitled Lottery Project

29 May 2015 12:33 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Easy A and Friends with Benefits helmer Will Gluck has signed on to direct Walt Disney Studios' untitled lottery project with Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes) attached to produce. Gluck will also oversee Martin Hynes' re-write of the script, originally titled Lucky Guy, converting the formerly male-led script to a female-centric film. Per THR, "The project centers on a consistently unlucky woman whose streak of bad continues when everyone in her small town wins a lottery except for her. But it turns out to be a blessing in disguise that will ultimately allow her to save the town from ruin."  I'm fascinated that Disney is converting a previously male-led script to a female-centric project. Actresses, writers, and audiences have been actively campaigning for more female-led films in recent years, and looking at the heaps of cash pulled in by films like The Hunger Games, Maleficent, Frozen, and Gravity, »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Lucy Liu to Direct ‘Graceland’ Episode

28 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Lucy Liu is making more moves behind the camera. She’s been tapped by USA Network to direct an episode on the upcoming third season of “Graceland.”

Liu made her television directorial debut in CBS’ “Elementary,” where she plays Watson to co-star Jonny Lee Miller’s Sherlock Holmes, helming two episodes of the whodunit. Her first turn behind the lens was directing the 2014 short film “Meena.”

Liu said that she’s eager to be on the production side of the USA detective drama.

“ ‘Graceland’ is a truly gripping drama series with strong, dynamic characters and a knack for shedding light on the ‘human element’ of some very provocative storylines,” Liu said. “As a fan of the series since its launch, I am so excited to be a part of this production and direct an episode for season three.”

Liu’s episode is set to air on Aug. 27. The third »

- Mannie Holmes

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Ciara McAvoy: The Hollywood Interview

27 May 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Sweet Painting Lady: Ciara McAvoy Resurrects the Art of the Movie Poster

By Alex Simon

“Art is not just a part of my life. It Is my life. It gives me breath. We are eternally entwined.” This is the mantra of Scottish artist Ciara McAvoy, a painter renowned for her stunning oil work, which the Glasgow-born artist has used to create some of the most iconic movie posters in modern times. Inspired by her French grandfather, a pre-ww II portraitist who gained fame at Montmartre, McAvoy’s interest in drawing and painting film-related subjects began after her first viewing of Star Wars as a child.

“I started drawing at eight and painted and sold my first oil, entitled Cops, when I was only twelve years old, so I guess I can say that I was born to be an artist," McAvoy recalled in a 2014 interview with David Bateman of Stv Glasgow. »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Fox Rebooting 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen'

27 May 2015 12:03 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Joining the long list of recent remakes and reboots, Variety is reporting Fox has decided to move forward with plans to make a new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen film. Normally, I would be weary of a reboot of a film that was released so recently, but in this case, I'm all for it. Just give me something to help remove the bad memories I have from the disastrous 2003 Sean Connery movie, a film that, consequentially, would serve as Connery's last live action feature. "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" has always been a property full of potential. The series features a group of legendary Victorian-era literary heroes joining forces to combat evil. Created in 1999 by legendary comic writer Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), the League battled Moriarty (sworn enemy of Sherlock Holmes), aliens from "War of the Worlds," and experienced the fall of the Big Brother government (from "Nineteen Eighty Four »

- Charles Dean

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‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ is getting a reboot because the time is nigh for steampunk Victoriana

27 May 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

2003 was a rough year for comic books fans. No less than four properties were adapted for film and every last one of them was awful. It was the year of “Hulk,” “Daredevil,” “X-Men 2” (arguably the best of the bunch), and “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Before the days of Marvel’s shared universes of DC’s gritty Nolan trilogy, comic book movies were little more than pulp to churn out to the masses for a quick buck at the expense of narrative structure. Basically superhero flicks were the Transformers franchise of the early aughts. But in true comic book fashion, each and every one of those films has been retconned and replaced with something better and arguably more complex. Everything but “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.” Until now. According to Tracking Board, Fox is giving it the old college try to resurrect Alan Moore’s critically-acclaimed comic book series. Details »

- Donna Dickens

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The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reboot In The Works At Fox

27 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Alan Moore will be delighted! After one disastrous movie and a TV series attempt back in 2013, Fox is having another crack at the notoriously grouchy writer's The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. According to Variety (confirming a report from The Tracking Board), the studio is planning another big-screen outing for Allan Quatermain, Mina Harker, Dr. Jekyll and the rest of the motley crew of Victorian-era literary icons. There are three full volumes of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and several accompanying miniseries too, so Fox will have plenty to mine from. The later stories saw the introduction of characters as diverse as Sherlock Holmes, Mary Poppins, and even a demonic incarnation of Harry Potter. John Davis is producing through his Davis Entertainment banner, with Ira Napoliello and Matt Reilly overseeing production of the reboot. »

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Ciara McAvoy: The Hollywood Interview

24 May 2015 4:48 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Sweet Painting Lady: Ciara McAvoy Resurrects the Art of the Movie Poster

By Alex Simon

“Art is not just a part of my life. It Is my life. It gives me breath. We are eternally entwined.” This is the mantra of Scottish artist Ciara McAvoy, a painter renowned for her stunning oil work, which the Glasgow-born artist has used to create some of the most iconic movie posters in modern times. Inspired by her French grandfather, a pre-ww II portraitist who gained fame at Montmartre, McAvoy’s interest in drawing and painting film-related subjects began after her first viewing of Star Wars as a child.

“I started drawing at eight and painted and sold my first oil, entitled Cops, when I was only twelve years old, so I guess I can say that I was born to be an artist," McAvoy recalled in a 2014 interview with David Bateman of Stv Glasgow. »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Not So Elementary: Miramax Sued By Conan Doyle Estate Over "Mr. Holmes" Feature Film

24 May 2015 3:17 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

The estate of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Miramax for damages regarding its forthcoming feature film "Mr. Holmes" which stars Ian McKellan as Holmes in retirement. The estate claims that the screenplay has borrowed from elements of the ten stories that are still under copyright control by Doyle's ancestors. A court ruling in the USA declared that all but ten of Doyle's works are in the public domain, meaning the story elements can be used without payment of licensing or royalty fees. However, the Doyle estate jealously guards key elements of the Holmes legend that appear in the ten works that are still under their control. The estate points out in their lawsuit that the producers of the recent Sherlock Holmes feature films and the hit BBC series "Sherlock" have paid licensing fees and accuse Miramax of trying to avoid doing the same. For more click here. »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes is being sued by Sherlock Holmes creator's estate

22 May 2015 7:48 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate is suing Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon over the upcoming Mr Holmes.

The film stars Ian McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes who travels to Japan in an attempt to solve a 50-year-old cold case - however, the lawsuit claims that Sherlock Holmes creator Conan Doyle's heirs still own the rights to the detective's days in retirement.

Mr Holmes was adapted from the 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, which is also named in the lawsuit, The Wrap reports.

The estate claims that Cullin appropriated elements of a late Sherlock Holmes story - The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier - making the ensuing novel and film adaptation in breach of copyright.

In a statement, Benjamin Allison, an attorney with Sutin Thayer & Brown, which represents the estate, said: "There's clearly a lot of creativity in the book - »

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Sherlock Holmes Creator’s Estate Sues Miramax Over Ian McKellan’s ‘Mr. Holmes’

22 May 2015 2:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The estate of Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon, claiming that the upcoming movie starring Ian McKellen in the story of the later life of the famous sleuth, “Mr. Holmes,” infringes on stories that still remain under copyright.

The lawsuit also names writer Mitch Cullin and Penguin Random House, publisher of Cullin’s “A Slight Trick of the Mind” — a new Holmes tale on which the movie “Mr. Holmes” is based.

The movie, set to open on July 17, depicts an aged, retired Holmes looking back on his life and getting involved in an unsolved case.

“Reviews of its early screenings, together with trailers released in the United States, reveal that the motion picture uses the same elements from Conan Doyle’s copyrighted stories,” the estate’s lawsuit says.

The estate notes in its lawsuit that although many of Conan Doyle’s »

- Ted Johnson

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‘Mr. Holmes’ Lawsuit: Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Sues Bill Condon & Distributors

22 May 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

What would the Great Detective have Dr. Watson and the Baker Street Irregulars do with this case? On the eve of the 156th anniversary of the birth of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author's often litigious estate this week hit director Bill Condon and co-distributors Miramax and Roadside Attractions in federal court with a copyright and trademark infringement complaint over the upcoming Mr. Holmes. The estate wants a plethora of unspecified damages… »

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Dennis O’Neil: Happy Endings

21 May 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

For a while, my favorite way of paying the bills was by writing Batman stories for DC Comics. But that was over. I’d accepted a job with Marvel, DC’s arch rival, and so the story I was working on would be my final visit to the Batcave. Well, no  problem.  I was a pro and a pro, I probably thought,  keeps emotions away from the workdesk.

As the splendid Alfred Bester said, “Among professionals the job is boss.”  But still…farewell to Batman? Forever? So I wrote a final panel with a final caption that could have ended the Batman saga, which had been going on for decades.  I knew that it wouldn’t, of course.  Editor Julius Schwartz would  employ another writer and Batman would continue with nary a beat missed. But I would know that my Batman, the only one that counted, would have ended his career with that closing caption. »

- Dennis O'Neil

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Briers and Brett, archetypal English fashion for men: from the archive, 20 May 1975

19 May 2015 9:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actors Richard Briers and Jeremy Brett typify two versions of the classic English look - comfortable and clueless versus fashion and flair

When I first moved to England in 1968 I couldn’t wait to meet the ultimate Englishman. He would be a cross between Sherlock Holmes and a university don, and he’d be wearing an old tweed jacket with a leather patch at the elbow, baggy trousers and maybe even mismatched socks. He would be a comfortable kind of man - a sort of loveable shaggy dog. Perhaps a bit eccentric but someone you could depend on.

I found him soon enough - on stage in a West End production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound. His name was Richard Briers and he was a dead ringer for the man in my English daydreams. I kept a sharp look-out for other men like Briers during the next few days, »

- Nancy Mills

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