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You pick up a lot of baggage when you live to be 100, a sentiment confirmed by the long, long movie career of Bob Hope. His unofficial status as the preeminent entertainer of the 20th century is open to debate but he was without a doubt that era’s most conspicuous comedian. Marlon Brando’s infamous dismissal, “He’ll go to the opening of a market to receive an award”, was mean-spirited but it had the sting of truth; for over eighty years Hope was everywhere, for better or worse.
Living up to his nickname, “Rapid Robert”, the 31-year old Hope shot out of the gate in 1934 with a series of quick-on-their feet comic shorts revolving around his unique presence as a leading man and comical sidekick rolled into one. It wasn’t long before he was starring in pleasantly prosaic musicals like The Big Broadcast of 1938 and handsomely mounted »
- Charlie Largent
Limited series and television movies have significantly fewer hours to tell their stories than traditional drama or comedy series. But this doesn’t stop their creators from exploring rich worlds or crafting complex characters and sprawling ensemble casts.
“I’m always attracted to an ensemble. I just find that the story itself is best served with multiple points of views, with creating empathy — especially on ‘Fargo’ where we have characters on a collision course and we know violence is imminent,” says creator Noah Hawley. “I think it’s more interesting and more compelling for you to go into those moments of conflict a little bit torn about who you’re rooting for.”
The writing process for FX’ limited series is also complicated but enriched by its high-profile cast — Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon and David Thewlis — and day players that Hawley says are just as important in servicing the story. “There really are no minor characters,” he »
- Danielle Turchiano
Guy Ritchie will receive Auteur Award Photo: Courtesy of Raindance Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie - whose live-action remake of Disney's Aladdin starts shooting later this year - will receive the second Raindance Auteur Award, in recognition of his achievements in filmmaking and ongoing contribution to the film industry.
The award will be presented by Raindance Festival founder Elliot Grove on August 15 at an evening to celebrate the festival's 25th anniversary.
Grove said: “We could not be more thrilled that Guy Ritchie will be the recipient of this year’s Raindance Auteur Award.
“Guy has always been a great supporter of ours, having attended Raindance back in the early 90s. Guy has gone onto become a prominent figure in film, breathing new life into the British »
- Amber Wilkinson
Lock, Stock director to follow in the footsteps of Ken Loach.
The award will be presented to Ritchie on August 15 by Raindance founder Elliot Grove at an event to mark the festival’s 25th anniversary.
The auteur award is for Ritchie’s achievements in filmmaking and ongoing contribution to the film industry. Last year’s recipient was Ken Loach.
Ritchie’s films include Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, RocknRolla, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and the Sherlock Holmes films. His next project is a live-action version of Aladdin for Disney.
The 25th Raindance Film Festival will take place from September 20th – October 1st in London’s West End and will screen over 200 feature films, documentaries, web series, music videos and virtual reality experiences.
Elliot Grove said: “Guy has always been a great supporter of ours, having attended »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Orlando Parfitt)
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The director, who premiered his debut hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels at Raindance in 1999 and went on to helm Snatch, RocknRolla, the Sherlock Holmes franchise, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and this year's box-office disappointment King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, is currently prepping Disney's live-action Aladdin, to be shot at Pinewood later this year.
"Guy has always been a great »
- Alex Ritman
Matthew Schuchman Aug 10, 2017
Noomi Rapace has no urge to go back and play Lisbeth Salander again...
If Star Wars taught us anything, it is the fact that no one wants the end to come to something they love. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when more books were eventually written in the world of the Millennium Series (aka The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo/Lisbeth Salander novels) by Stieg Larsson - even though the author passed away in 2004. It’s nothing new in the world of publishing, and even Larsson’s death came before the original books were officially released. However, it is not every day you get to speak with the person who embodied the main character of such an iconic series.
Are you as excited as we are for the 69th Emmy Awards? On Sept. 17, TV’s biggest bash will recognize the best of the best, including the actors below who appeared in limited series and movies. Backstage is breaking down each nominee: why they’re great, why they deserve the trophy, why we can’t stop thinking about their astonishing performances. Between “Feud,” “Big Little Lies,” “The Night Of,” and more, the stars below provided master classes in great acting. Which performance is your favorite? Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”In the year that’s passed since HBO’s perspiratory “The Night Of” premiered, the double-nominated Ahmed has become a bona fide star. As such, it’s difficult to recall that his first real introduction to U.S. audiences was as this miniseries’ ill-fated Naz. Descending with horrific rapidity into a world of drugs and violence, »
He joins Naomi Scott, who will play Jasmine, Mena Massoud, who will portray the title character, and Will Smith, who will voice Genie (a role made famous by Robin Williams in the animated classic). Nasim Pedrad has also joined the cast as a handmaid and friend to Jasmine.
John August, whose credits include “Big Fish,” wrote the new “Aladdin” script. Dan Lin, who produced Ritchie’s two “Sherlock Holmes” movies for Warner Bros., is also producing “Aladdin” through his Lin Pictures company. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.
The original animated movie was a comic take on the Arabic folk tale about a young man granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp.
“Aladdin” was the highest-grossing film of the year in 1992, and won Oscars for best score and best song for “A Whole »
- Justin Kroll
Marwan Kenzari is in talks to join Disney’s “Aladdin” remake as the villain Jafar, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap. Johnathan Freeman voiced Jafar in 1992 original animated film. Guy Ritchie is set to direct from a script by John August (“Big Fish”). Dan Lin (“Sherlock Holmes”) is producing. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing. Disney announced at the recent D23 Expo in Anaheim that Will Smith has officially been cast to play Genie. Read More See Marwan Kenzari's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 7477 The studio also announced that »
- Umberto Gonzalez
“Anne With an E”: Netflix
The chattiest, most precocious redhead on TV is sticking around for a while. Netflix and CBC have renewed “Anne with an E” for a ten-episode second season, Deadline confirms. Season 1 of coming-of-age story included seven eps. Series creator Moira Walley-Beckett (“Breaking Bad”) will return as showrunner.
Based on L.M. Montgomery’s classic series of novels, “Anne with an E” centers on Anne Shirley (Amybeth McNulty, “Morgan”), a loquacious, dramatic, and imaginative orphan who is mistakenly sent to live with a middle-aged sister (Geraldine James, “Sherlock Holmes” franchise) and brother (R.H. Thomson, “Chloe”). The siblings wanted a boy to help them work on the farm. While Anne is not at all who they were expecting, the pair eventually come to accept and embrace her.
Scheduled to shoot this fall, Season 2 “will add new characters and storylines, and continue to explore themes of identity, prejudice, feminism, bullying, gender parity, and empowerment through the lens of its 14-year-old protagonist,” Deadline writes.
Three-time Emmy winner Walley-Beckett penned every episode of Season 1, and five of seven eps were directed by women, including Niki Caro (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”) and Patricia Rozema (“Into the Forest”).
“Anne With an E” Renewed for Season 2 was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
Titan Comics launches its new Sherlock series The Great Game this coming Wednesday, and we have a preview of the first issue for you here; check it out…
Someone is causing trouble for Sherlock Holmes and John Watson – and innocent victims are caught in the middle…
A mysterious villain is setting a series of deadly puzzles for the crime-solving duo, and failure to solve each riddle is deadly… who is the villain and what is his link to Sherlock and John?
Sherlock: The Great Game #1 is out on August 9th, priced $4.99. »
- Amie Cranswick
A Utah woman was found dead on the floor of her Alaska-bound cruise ship on Tuesday — and authorities suspect her husband killed her.
According to a federal arrest affidavit obtained by People, Kristy Manzanares, 39, was found dead in her cabin. The affidavit states that there was blood “spread throughout the room on multiple surfaces.”
Kristy’s husband, Kenneth Manzanares, was allegedly covered in blood. He has been charged with federal murder. He has not entered a plea and bond has not yet been determined.
Here are six things to know about the case.
1. Kristy Manzanares Died in an Alleged ‘Domestic »
- Steve Helling
A passenger aboard the Princess Cruises ship on which a Utah woman was allegedly murdered Tuesday by her husband has recounted to a local newspaper the chaos and horror on the boat that night.
Passenger Natalie Beckstrom met Kristy Manzanares and her family during breakfast in a hotel in Seattle, from which their cruise ship departed on July 23 en route to Alaska, Beckstrom told the St. George News of Utah.
Manzanares, 39, was traveling with extended family members and her three daughters, ranging in age from 13 to 22, family spokeswoman Miranda Barnard told People. Authorities say she was found dead in her »
- Greg Hanlon and Harriet Sokmensuer
Image Source: HBO This week's episode of Game of Thrones reintroduced a character who fans haven't seen on the show since season five: Tycho Nestoris, a man who works for the Iron Bank of Braavos. Tycho is played by Mark Gatiss, and if you're currently questioning why the actor looks so familiar, it's because Game of Thrones isn't the only series you've seen him on. In fact, if you regularly watch a certain popular BBC series, you're likely already a fan of the British actor's. He currently stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch on Sherlock as Sherlock Holmes's older brother, Mycroft Holmes. He's also been on a few episodes of Doctor Who, and he's currently in the midst of filming a miniseries called Gunpowder. Image Source: Everett Collection The character of Tycho Nestoris works for the Iron Bank, aka the richest and most powerful bank in Westeros: the bank that funds »
- Danielle Jackson
Elementary has some new company. Deadline reports Desmond Harrington has joined season six of the CBS TV show.The crime procedural follows eccentric detective Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Doctor Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) as they help solve crimes in modern-day New York. Aidan Quinn and Jon Michael Hill co-star in the series.Read More… »
Some passengers on the Alaska-bound cruise on which a Utah woman was allegedly murdered by her husband thought the killing was make-believe, and part of a musical Sherlock Holmes-themed murder mystery trivia program, one passenger told Inside Edition.
Kristy Manzanares, 39, was found on July 25 on the floor of her cruise ship cabin with blood “spread throughout the room on multiple surfaces,” according to a federal arrest affidavit obtained by People. Some passengers reportedly heard screams coming from the cabin and thought it was part of the show.
A Princess Cruises spokesperson tells People there was a “music murder trivia” game going on that evening. »
- Harriet Sokmensuer
The mystery and intrigue surrounding the as-yet-unconfirmed fifth season of Sherlock is becoming so complex – so frustratingly complex – that even Benedict Cumberbatch’s legendary sleuth would struggle to crack the case.
Not too long ago, Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott hinted that the as-yet-unconfirmed season 5 was around two years away due to complications with scheduling, though co-creator Mark Gatiss believes Scott was a little conservative in his estimations. Speaking to Radio Times, the series showrunner, who also plays the part of Sherlock’s elder brother Mycroft, stated in no uncertain terms that the show’s latest instalment won’t premiere until 2020 – if it premieres at all. The game may still be afoot, but you’d be best settling in for the long haul.
That’s something which co-creator Steven Moffat echoed at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, telling Deadline that he honestly doesn’t know what the future holds for the beloved series. »
- Matt Joseph
Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has revealed this week that the next season of the BBC’s hit detective drama is “even longer” than two years away. If and when it does return, though, the writer has teased that anything could happen. In fact, he doesn’t rule out another one-off, alternate universe special like the 2015 episode “The Abominable Bride,” which deposited the detective and the doctor in the Victorian era.
“Who knows? Well, the Victorian special kind of started out as a joke and then became a real thing and we have joked about doing one in black and white where they fight the Nazis so, you know, maybe that’s what we’ll do.”
Moffat and Gatiss »
- Christian Bone
From the moment the credits rolled on “The Final Problem” six months ago, Sherlock fans have become fixated on the possibility of a fifth season involving Benedict Cumberbatch’s sleuth and his literal partner in crime, John Watson (Martin Freeman).
Much of that interest has been funnelled toward Steven Moffat (Doctor Who) and Mark Gatiss, co-showrunners on the hit BBC detective series, who have been badgered with all sorts of questions relating to Sherlock Holmes and his immediate future on the network. It all boils down to one thing, though: when, if ever, will Moffat and Gatiss welcome viewers back to 221B Baker Street?
Last we reported, Sherlock co-star Andrew Scott hinted that the as-yet-unconfirmed season 5 was around two years away due to complications with scheduling, though Gatiss believes Scott was a little conservative in his estimations. Speaking to Radio Times, the series showrunner, who also plays the part of Sherlock’s elder brother Mycroft, »
- Michael Briers
While promoting writer/director Anurag Basu’s “Jagga Jasoos,” leading man Ranbir Kapoor offered a vibrant description of the multi-year process of making the film: “It was like we were fleas on the back of a mad dog who was trying to cross a very busy highway.”
The accuracy of Kapoor’s statement comes into sharp focus about two hours into the 182-minute feature, as the action-comedy-adventure Disney co-production hurtles us from Purulia and Ukhrul in India, to Moombaka and Shundi in Africa, and we begin to feel increasingly overwhelmed as we try to work out exactly how we got from place to random place. Basu’s exceedingly ambitious storytelling vision is the kind that most creatives in Bollywood might never even dare (let alone carry out), but it’s a double-edged sword responsible for the film’s most memorable moments, but also for often losing grasp of the narrative »
- Anisha Jhaveri
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