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Oscar Winning Composer Steven Price Fury Movie Score Available October 14

13 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Oscar winning composer Steven Price (Gravity) scores Columbia Pictures’ World War II epic Fury, in theaters October 17th, 2014. The film will be closing the 58th BFI London Film Festival this year.

Directed by David Ayer, Fury stars Brad Pitt as “Wardaddy,” a Sherman tank commander who must guide his men into the heart of Nazi Germany during the last month of World War II. The film features a star-studded cast, including Shia LeBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal. Fresh off of his Oscar win for Gravity’s high-energy, out-of-this-world score, Price strikes a musical balance with an emotionally resonant, action-packed score for Fury.

The Fury Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be available on Varèse Sarabande Records October 14th, 2014.

Steven Price was drawn to Fury in the script stages, sensing the power of the characters and their plight, and how it portrays the heroism of World War II veterans. »

- Michelle McCue

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Dench Joins Cumberbatch In "Richard III"

21 August 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Judi Dench is set to play Cecily, Duchess of York opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of The BBC's upcoming TV adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard III".

The telemovie will be part of the second series of "The Hollow Crown," following on from 2012's successful four telemovie adaptations of Shakespeare's historical plays. That series, starring the likes of Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston and Ben Whishaw, adapted "Richard II," "Henry IV Part 1," "Henry IV Part 2" and "Henry V".

"The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses" will adapt the other famed historical tetralogy of Shakespeare - the three parts of "Henry VI" and "Richard III". One difference this time out is that the telemovies will be trilogy with "Henry VI" being shrunk from a three-part play into a two-part telemovie.

Tom Sturridge ("On the Road," "The Boat That Rocked") has been cast as Henry VI in both parts of that production. »

- Garth Franklin

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A Guide To Every Philip Seymour Hoffman Movie Streaming on Netflix

25 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

It’s been nearly six months since Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose, and yet his presence is still heavily felt throughout Hollywood. In addition to a lengthy and acclaimed filmography, the Academy Award winner kept up a busy work schedule until the time of his death. He had three films slated for 2014 release: John Slattery‘s directorial debut, God’s Pocket, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and A Most Wanted Man. With the latter hitting theaters today, we thought we’d give you a look every Psh film currently available for your streaming pleasure. Whether as cynical music writer Lester Bangs in Almost Famous or hopelessly lonely boom mic operator Scott J. in Boogie Nights, Hoffman managed to steal the scene in each one of his films. If you have a Netflix account, log in and get caught up on some of the greatest performances in the last 20 years. »

- Emily Exton

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Small films released on the same day as major blockbusters

8 July 2014 6:54 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Some great films were released on the same day as such recent hits as The Dark Knight Rises and Frozen. Here are a few of them...

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The 3rd July 2013 saw the release of Disney's The Lone Ranger, its larger-than-life western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. Its theatrical debut marked the end of a lengthy and difficult production, stories from which had been hungrily served up by the media - the previous summer was dominated by news stories of its spiralling budget, which was thought to have crossed $250m. Nevertheless, the 2013 blockbuster season should, in theory, have marked a fresh start for Disney, as it spent a reported $150m on marketing The Lone Ranger. But the House of Mouse hadn't counted on the popularity of another film launched on that exact same day in July: Universal's animated sequel, Despicable Me 2.

The Lone Ranger, a film with an »

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Nick Frost On Cuban Fury, His Career and More

10 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Ahead of the home entertainment release of Cuban Fury this week, HeyUGuys sat down with its star Nick Frost – who also came up with the idea for the film – about any memorable reactions, mementos from the set, improvised scenes and more…

The film has obviously been out for a while now. Has there been any reaction that has been particularly memorable?

I think people had lots and lots of Twitter traffic from people saying that dancing had broken out in screenings and people saying that there’d been a flash mob of salsa dancers! Is there a deeper meaning about aesthetic beauty in the film? Maybe, but essentially the film is about love and dancing. If even a thousand people came out of that cinema feeling happy, it’s a win.

In Cuban Fury, Bruce discovers what he wants to do with his life at a very early age. When »

- Amon Warmann

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Win a prize bundle from Cuban Fury

5 June 2014 1:48 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Cuban Fury on 9th June, we’ve been given 5 of the following to give away; DVDs, Sound Track CDs, T shirts and Flashdance poster bundles.

Cuban Fury stars Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul), Rashida Jones (The Social Network, I Love You, Man), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, The Boat that Rocked), Olivia Colman (Hot Fuzz, “Broadchurch”), Ian McShane (Snow White and the Huntsman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Sexy Beast) and Kayvan Novak (Four Lions, “Fonejacker”).

1987:  Poised to sweep the floor at the UK Junior Salsa Championships, 13-year-old Bruce Garrett has fire in his heels and the world at his feet… Until a freakish bullying incident robs him of his confidence and his life is diverted down a very different path.  So it is that 22 years later, having locked away his boyhood dreams, Bruce finds himself out-of-shape, unloved and »

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Fox Releases Red Band Society Trailer

26 May 2014 7:46 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Fox is taking a risk with a unique teen based show, Red Band Society. The show will follow a group of teen who live at the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital. It will follow their laughter and struggles, along with the staff who work with the kids. The show will certainly hold laughter and tears, but should hit all of the right notes for everyone. You can check out the trailer for the series that premiers this fall down below. Here is the official description for the series.

What if a hospital was your high school, boarding school and summer camp rolled into one? What if it was the place where you fell in love for the first time and made friendships that lasted a lifetime? And what if it was all weirdly hilarious and the most fun you ever had in your entire life? This is the world of Red Band Society. »

- Sarah Peel

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Fox fall schedule revealed: 'Gotham' on Mondays

12 May 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Less animation, plenty of reality, and another two-hour comedy block reduced — those are some of the quick take-aways from Fox’s 2014 fall schedule announcement.

First up: On Mondays, the network will launch perhaps fall’s most-anticipated new drama, the Batman prequel series Gotham at 8 p.m. followed by the sophomore return of Sleepy Hollow at 9 p.m. Fox has ordered 16 episodes of Gotham and 18 episodes of Sleepy Hollow. On Tuesdays, ambitious new reality show Utopia, in which contestants try to build a perfect society over the course of a year, will open for New Girl and The Mindy Project (which »

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Cannes: First Image from Omer Fast’s ‘Remainder’ Starring Tom Sturridge

9 May 2014 3:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — The first image has been released of “Remainder” (above), which was penned and is being helmed by visual artist Omer Fast. Pic, which stars Tom Sturridge, is being sold by The Match Factory.

Pic shoots over six weeks on location in London and Berlin this spring, and post-production will take place in Hamburg.

The story, which is based on Tom McCarthy’s novel, follows a young man who tries to reconstruct his past out of fragmented memories. His obsessive efforts are funded by a large financial settlement for an accident he cannot remember, but neither his friends nor he can anticipate the extremes he will go to in realizing his quest.

Fast said the film is “an elliptical thriller about a person whose past catches up with him when he’s most vulnerable: in absolute control.”

Remainder” is produced by Natasha Dack of Tigerlily Films, in co-production with Malte Grunert »

- Leo Barraclough

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"Mad Men": Enter January Jones

6 May 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ Nsfw images of actress January Jones, who returns as the character 'Betty Draper' in AMC's "Mad Men" Season 7:

Jones has had supporting roles in "Anger Management" (2003), "Love Actually" and "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights".

In 2005, she appeared as a U.S. border guard's wife in the feature "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" directed by Tommy Lee Jones

In "We Are Marshall" (2006), she played the role of 'Carol Dawson', wife of football coach 'Red Dawson'. She played a supporting role in the film "The Phantom" (1996).

Jones played the lead female role in the movie "Love's Enduring Promise" as a pioneer family's oldest child.

She currently appears in the AMC original series "Mad Men" as young suburban housewife and mother 'Betty Draper Francis'.

She is also known for her role as 'Cadence Flaherty', the love interest in the 2003 comedy "American Wedding", the third installment of the "American Pie" film series. »

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"Mad Men": Enter January Jones

29 March 2014 4:32 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek Nsfw footage, plus images of actress January Jones, who returns as the character 'Betty Draper' for AMC's "Mad Men" Season 7:

Jones has had supporting roles in "Anger Management" (2003), "Love Actually" and "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights".

In 2005, she appeared as a U.S. border guard's frustrated wife in the film "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones

In "We Are Marshall" (2006), she played the role of 'Carol Dawson', wife of football coach 'Red Dawson'. She played a supporting role in the film "The Phantom" (1996).

Jones played the lead female role in the movie "Love's Enduring Promise" as a pioneer family's oldest child.

She currently appears in the AMC original series "Mad Men" as young suburban housewife and mother 'Betty Draper Francis'. 

She is also known for her role as 'Cadence Flaherty', the love interest in the 2003 comedy "American Wedding", the »

- Michael Stevens

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About Time Blu-ray Review

12 February 2014 1:20 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Time travel is a tricky concept to pull off in any medium, especially film.  If the movie is “about” time travel, it can easily get bogged down in trying to explain the mechanics and paradoxes involved in said time traveling.  The best time travel films (like Back to the Future and Looper) aren’t really about time travel at all, but instead put the focus on the characters and story so that any specifics regarding how it all works become secondary.  This is true of writer/director Richard Curtis’ third directorial effort About Time, which is a surprising turn from the director behind Love Actually and Pirate Radio that manages to balance humor, heart, and time travel in equal measures, resulting in an effectively emotional gut punch.  Read my review of About Time on Blu-ray after the jump. The Film As I said, the best time travel movies are the »

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About Time: VOD Spotlight

4 February 2014 3:00 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson, Anna Karenina) discovers he can travel in time. Tim’s father (Bill Nighy, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life. The idea for About Time came from a conversation that director Richard Curtis (Pirate Radio, Love Actually) had with a friend about what they would do if they were told that they had only 24 hours left to live. … Continue reading →

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Philip Seymour Hoffman obituary

3 February 2014 4:32 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor and director who could imbue the many wretches, prigs and braggarts he played with a wrenching humanity

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died aged 46 of a suspected drugs overdose, had three names and 3,000 ways of expressing anxiety. He was a prolific and old-fashioned character actor, which is not a euphemism for "odd" – it means he could nail a part in one punch, summoning the richness of an entire life in the smallest gesture. And, yes, he could also look splendidly odd, with his windbeaten thatch of sandy hair, porcine eyes and a freckled face that would glow puce and glossy with rage. His acting style was immune to the temptations of caricature. His rise in the 1990s coincided with the emergence of a new wave of American film-makers, and his versatile, volatile talent became integral to some of the most original Us cinema of the past 20 years.

He was »

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DVD Review: 'About Time'

3 February 2014 2:58 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆Touted as the final film in British filmmaker Richard Curtis' sparse directorial career, About Time (2013) is his third and perhaps most considered feature: a sci-fi-inflected romantic comedy that very much slots into - but arguably attempts to depart from - the storytelling techniques Curtis has become known for. Typically schmaltzy, optimistic and sincere, this third outing bypasses the near-total worthlessness of sophomore feature The Boat That Rocked (2009) and returns to the relentlessness of Love Actually (2003), where life's simplicities were easily ironed out and romance was romanticised all out of proportion.

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R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967 - 2014)

2 February 2014 10:22 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead at his home in New York of a suspected drug overdose, aged 46. Born in Faripoint, New York in 1967, Hoffman began his career in the early 1990s with a guest role in Law & Order, but enjoyed his breakthrough in 1992 when he appeared in four films, including Scent of a Woman.

During the 1990s, he enjoyed film roles in the likes of The Getaway and Nobody's Fool, as well as making a small appearance in Paul Thomas Anderson's feature debut Hard Eight. He would reunite with Anderson on a further four films in Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love and The Master, as well as earning acclaim for a string of performances in films such as Happiness, Flawless, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous and Capote - the latter of which saw him receiving the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Following his Oscar success, »

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5 Times Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Better Than the Movie

2 February 2014 5:50 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When People asked Twitter and Facebook users what their favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movie was, the result was pretty unequivocal: Twister. That gave us pause, but then we started thinking about some of the actor's less-valued films. Even when the film might not have been great, Hoffman always was. Twister (1996) Someone so loved Hoffman's Dusty from this film that they created a tribute video to him. Would it be a stretch to call his performance the best thing about Twister? Probably not. Pirate Radio (2009) A heavily fictionalized account of the "pirate radio" ships broadcasting then-banned rock and roll to England in the 1960s, »

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Movie News Cheat Sheet: Rip Philip Seymour Hoffman

2 February 2014 2:28 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

It’s with a very heavy heart that we begin this week’s Movie News Cheat Sheet with the news that Philip Seymour Hoffman has died of an apparent drug overdose. As reported by the New York Times, Hoffman was found in his West Village apartment at about 11:30am with a syringe in his arm. He was clean for 23 years, but just last year did admit to “falling off the wagon.” Hoffman’s got an Academy Award and a slew of unforgettable titles to his name, but personally, the standouts will always be “Twister” and “Pirate Radio,” “Twister” having been a film I grew up with and still watch repeatedly and “Pirate  [ Read More ]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

2 February 2014 10:49 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Very sad news has been confirmed today as the tremendously talented actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead at the much too young age of 46. No cause of death is currently known, but Hoffman has struggled with substance abuse in the past and an overdose is suspected here. Few in the business had a more diverse filmography than him, so as tragic a loss as it always is whenever an entertainer is taken from us, this one just seems all the more depressing and hard to process due what he still had left to share with the world. A Best Actor Oscar winner for his lead performance in the biopic Capote, Hoffman was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his scene stealing turns in Charlie Wilson’s War, Doubt, and last year for The Master as well. Along with multiple BAFTA, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit, and Screen Actors Guild citations, »

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The 10 underrated film performances of 2013

3 January 2014 5:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Top 10 Mark Harrison 6 Jan 2014 - 06:29

As ever, some spectacular performances were overlooked in last year's rush of movie releases. Here's Mark's pick of the most underrated...

Here on Den Of Geek, It's become something of a tradition that when the end of the year rolls around, and the big awards bodies almost determinedly overlook genre cinema, and that we compile a list of the underrated and underappreciated performances by actors in the last cinematic year.

We've tried to pick out turns that either went unnoticed in most reviews, or simply should have gotten more praise. It's less about the great performances that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences are sure to overlook, than it is about giving praise where it's due.

It's unusual that this is either the most wide-open race in a while, or there aren't nearly enough people talking about who will definitely win »

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