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Based on the best-selling novel by Lissa Evans, the delightful and heartwarming period piece, Their Finest, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD on July 11 from Lionsgate; Digital HD on June 30 and On Demand on July 11 from EuropaCorp.
Now you can own Their Finest Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring Gemma Arterton (mine is Hansel And Gretel – Witch Hunters!). It’s so easy!
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- Tom Stockman
Based on the best-selling novel by Lissa Evans, the delightful and heartwarming period piece, Their Finest, arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD on July 11 from Lionsgate; Digital HD on June 30 and On Demand on July 11 from EuropaCorp. From the producers of Brooklyn and Carol, Their Finest takes place in Britain during World War II and tells the story of a film crew as they create a movie to boost the country’s morale after the Blitz. Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (2007, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, Gideon’s Daughter) lead an all-star cast in what Andrew Barker at Variety considers “a relentlessly charming romantic comedy.” Directed by Lone Scherfig (An Education, One Day), the Their Finest Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
1940, London, the Blitz. With England’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, works under fire with a makeshift cast and crew to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits, and inspire America to join the war. Catrin and a fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), reluctantly joins forces with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy) on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American public.
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- Tom Stockman
To celebrate the release of Moonlight on DVD and Blu-ray on June 19th, we have three copies of the film to give away on DVD.
Moonlight features an amazing cast of fresh and upcoming talent, including an Academy Award winning performance from Mahershala Ali (House of Cards,) and former athlete Trevante Rhodes (Westworld). The film also stars André Holland (The Knick), Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures), Naomie Harris (Skyfall), Ashton Sanders (Straight Outta Compton) and Jharrel Jerome (Monster).
A film that should be included on everyone’s favourite film of the year list, Moonlight has received a wealth of critical acclaim across the board for its restrained and emotional power. An immediate hit with critics at its premiere at Telluride and subsequent festival presentations at the Toronto and London film festivals, Moonlight’s stature has gone from strength to strength with Jenkins being seen by many as a vital creative voice in contemporary cinema. »
- Paul Heath
The swimming pool is a surprisingly common motif in the movie world. Not only does water look great on camera (see Daniel Craig in Casino Royale), it also serves as the perfect metaphor. Whether it’s suggesting that a character is out of their depth, shallow as a paddling pool, or set to take a trip into their own subconscious, the act of swimming is a potent symbol. Hollywood movies are filled with watery scenes, with everything from Sunset Boulevard to Jaws, The Graduate, Skyfall, and Spring Breakers throwing their characters in at the deep end. Arthouse cinema is similarly fixated
Five Amazing Swimming Scenes in Movies »
- Nat Berman
"Must have some weakness, something we can use against them." A full-length trailer has been unveiled for an indie sci-fi project titled Revolt, from director Joe Miale making his feature debut. The film stars Lee Pace as a Us soldier in Africa attempting to fight back against a brutal alien invasion. This kind of seems a bit like a mash-up between District 9 and Transformers, with robot-like alien creatures taking over. Also with Bérénice Marlohe (who was also in the sci-fi Kill Switch, as well as Skyfall and Song to Song), plus Amy Louise Wilson, Alan Santini, and Tom Fairfoot. This has some solid VFX work and it seems like it could be a fun under-the-radar sci-fi film, I just hope it's better than it looks. This trailer is worth a watch. Here's the first international trailer for Joe Miale's sci-fi Revolt, found on YouTube (via Quiet Earth) The »
- Alex Billington
Acclaimed English actress Dame Judi Dench is back in the new trailer for “Victoria and Abdul”. An unlikely friendship between royalty and a servant is the focus of this biographical drama. Dench (“Shakespeare in Love”, “Skyfall”) plays the role of Queen Victoria opposite “Furious 7” actor Ali Fazal as her servant Abdul Karim. Related: Channing […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Chances are, even if you’ve never heard of him, you’ve probably seen some Roger Deakins’ work. The legendary cinematographer, hailing from Torquay in Devon, who has been working within the film industry for over forty years, has over 75 credits to his name since he exploded onto cinema screens back in the late 1970s.
Over the years, Deakins has worked on the likes of Sid and Nancy, Barton Fink, Fargo (in fact, most of the Coens’ stuff), The Village, Jarhead, Prisoners, Sicario, The Shawshank Redemption and Skyfall. Obviously there are dozens of other examples, most of which you can take a squint at in this excellent video which has just made it onto YouTube.
Check out the video below. »
- Paul Heath
Pack the finest marmalade sandwiches and prepare for another grand adventure – the legendary little bear is back in today’s first-look teaser for Paddington 2.
Heralding the return of writer-director Paul King – who crafted a heartfelt sleeper hit two years ago, when the original Paddington charmed its way to a global cume of $268 million – StudioCanal’s CG/live-action sequel opens at a time when Paddington Bear is considered a permanent member of the Brown family. But there’s trouble brewing in Windsor Gardens. While moseying around a London antique shop, our fuzzy, pint-sized protagonist happens across a unique pop-up book, one which he deems to be the perfect present for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday.
So far, so Paddington. But when the book is stolen by a mystery thief, our kind-hearted lead is forced to scramble across the four corners of London. Skyfall and Spectre‘s Ben Whishaw is back in the voice booth, »
- Michael Briers
Disney Pictures has definitely have been on a roll taking their beloved animated classics and turning them into live action films. In 2012 they stared with Alice in Wonderland, then came Cinderella in 2012, Maleficent in 2015, The Jungle Book in 2016 and this year we got Beauty and the Beast. This list of films has become some of Disney Pictures most successful films to date. With that said, it's easy to see why they are bringing back other beloved animated classics like The Lion King which will be directed by Jon Favreau and Mulan which will be directed by Niki Caro.
Now thanks to Variety we know that one of the next films in line is Pinocchio. For a little background Pinocchio was based on Carlo Collodi's 1883 children's book called The Adventures of Pinocchio about a puppet and a woodcarver. This was the second animated feature film made by Disney following the »
- Emmanuel Gomez
Over the weekend Constantin Films and Sony Gems announced they would rebooting the Resident Evil franchise following on from Paul W.S. Anderson’s swansong Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Producer Samuel Hadida had mentioned the possibility of this back in 2012 so it should come as no surprise, and it has been announced that James Wan (The Conjuring) will produce it with his Mortal Kombat reboot writing partner. Not only that, but a whopping six films are currently planned. Read more here.
Following on from that news, Flickering Myth posted an exclusive preview from Lights, Camera, Game Over!: How Video Game Movies Get Made, which featured comments from Paul W.S. Anderson about the idea of rebooting the series. Read more here.
There Are No Strings On Him
- Luke Owen
Pinocchio: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct a live-action adaptation of Pinocchio for Disney. Chris Weitz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) wrote the most recent version of the script, which is inspired by the animated classic, first released in 1940 (above), about a puppet who is transformed into a little boy. Mendes directed Spectre and Skyfall, the two most recent James Bond spy adventures. [Deadline] Untitled Buddy Movie: Rihanna (This Is the End, above left) and Lupita Nyong'o (Non-Stop, above right) are in talks to star in a movie to be directed by Ava DuVernay. Issa Rae, who created HBO's Insecure, is in talks to write the screenplay The idea for the untitled project, which is under development at Netflix, originated...
- Peter Martin
Sam Mendes has been spending his time post “Skyfall,” peeking in at various projects, but not quite committing to anything yet. Well, that’s not entirely fair as “The Voyeur’s Motel” essentially fell apart over potential issues with the source material and a competing project, but though the filmmaker has eyeballed “Beautiful Ruins,” “My Favorite Thing Is Monsters,” and “James And The Giant Peach,” nothing has really stuck.
- Kevin Jagernauth
It looks like Disney may have found a director for its live-action Pinocchio remake, with Deadline reporting that Skyfall and Spectre helmer Sam Mendes is in talks to join the project, which has been scripted by Chris Weitz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).
Pinocchio is one of many animated classics that Disney is remaking; production is gearing up to get underway on Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and Tim Burton’s Dumbo, while Jon Favreau is also directing The Lion King and a sequel to The Jungle Book. Other projects on the horizon include Mulan, The Little Mermaid and Cruella De Vil.
Mendes, who has opted against a 007 return for Bond 25, was slated to direct The Voyeur’s Motel with Steven Spielberg producing, although the project was scrapped in November. He is currently directing the stage play The Ferryman, which just opened in London.
There are currently several other versions of Pinocchio in the works, »
- Gary Collinson
Sam Mendes began his film career tackling all-caps serious dramas like American Beauty and Revolutionary Road, but has swerved to franchise blockbusters as of late with the Bond movies Skyfall and Spectre. Now Disney might enlist him to helm its live-action remake of Pinocchio: according to Variety, Mendes is in “early talks” for the project. Previously it was reported that he was in the same stage of negotiations for a new James And The Giant Peach movie, but Variety reports that’s off the table.
While Pinocchio still might not seem like a perfect fit for Mendes, keep in mind that he did direct a London stage production of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. Disney also recently hired Guy Ritchie to make Aladdin, so its choices have been relatively offbeat. And Pinocchio could be pretty juicy material. Who wouldn’t want to tackle a parable about lying in this day »
- Esther Zuckerman
Deadline has the scoop, revealing that Mendes has now entered early talks to pull the strings on the live-action feature, one that’ll be ushered into a growing collection of revamped fairytales that already includes the likes of Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book and Bill Condon’s box office smash, Beauty and the Beast. As for the story involving the iconic puppet – a puppet who longs to be viewed as a real boy after his master’s wish is inexplicably granted – we understand Chris Weitz is the brains behind the latest draft of Pinocchio‘s script, and is also expected to produce via his production banner.
And though it’s important to stress that Sam Mendes is yet to sign along the dotted line, this potential development looks »
- Michael Briers
Author: Zehra Phelan
Skyfall director Sam Mendes looks to have ditched one Disney remake, James and the Giant Peach, with a view to jump on board another. News today links him to one of their live-action adaptations, Pinocchio, as he hits very early stages of talks to helm the upcoming production.
Don’t get too excited, a source close to Mendes has revealed that the director isn’t committing himself to anything just yet and is keeping his options open as he concentrates his efforts on his West End Play The Ferryman where he makes his Royal Court debut at the Gielgud theatre in London.
Mendes, who is looking to bulk out his film schedule, was attached to The Voyeurs Motel, a project based on an article in The New Yorker by Talese. The film focused on a Colorado voyeur who bought a motel and renovated it to allow him »
- Zehra Phelan
Simon Brew May 23, 2017
Right now, Disney’s live action fairytale slate is in rude health. Beauty & The Beast’s takings, for instance, have hit $1.2bn and counting (it's now one of the biggest movies of all time at the box office). Mary Poppins Returns is currently filming, meanwhile, and Tim Burton is set to start shooting Dumbo imminently. And then Guy Ritchie will be directing Aladdin for the studio, which also starts production soon.
Coming up soon behind that little lot? Pinocchio, and Sam Mendes is now said to be in talks to direct the movie. Mendes, whose last film was Spectre, won an Oscar for directing American Beauty, and would work in »
Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes is in talks to take the helm of Disney live-action remake of Pinnochio. The Mouse House is in active development on the planned motion picture, based on their 1940 film, which itself was taken from the 1883 children’s book about a puppet and a poor woodcarver. The news is reported by Variety.
Peter Hedges (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) is writing the screenplay for the film.
Warner Brothers also have a ‘rival’ Pinnochio movie in the works, one which is written by Paul Thomas Anderson. That movie, which is in active development, has Robert Downey Jr. slated to star as Geppetto.
More on both projects as we get it.
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- Paul Heath
Pinocchio: Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sam Mendes is in early talks to direct a live-action adaptation of Pinocchio for Disney. Chris Weitz (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) wrote the most recent version of the script, which is inspired by the animated classic, first released in 1940 (above), about a puppet who is transformed into a little boy. Mendes directed Spectre and Skyfall, the two most recent James Bond spy adventures. [Deadline] Untitled Buddy Movie: Rihanna (This...
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Sam Mendes is in talks to take on Disney's live-action adaptation of Pinocchio. The monster box office success of Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book is sure to have been a deciding factor to continue rehashing the animated stories for Disney. The live-action adaptation of The Lion King is in the works and now the long rumored live-action Pinocchio may have found a director. The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Mulan are rumored to be coming next from the Mouse House.
Deadline reports that Mendes (American Beauty, Spectre) is currently in very early talks to direct the live-action Pinocchio for Disney. We'll take this news with a grain of salt because about a year ago it was reported that Mendes was in early talks to direct a live-action remake of James and the Giant Peach, which has yet to come into fruition. But it will be pretty interesting to »
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