10 items from 2013
A trailer is out for the new Romeo and Juliet movie. This adaptation is directed by Carlo Carlei (Flight of the Innocent) and stars Douglas Booth (The Pillars of the Earth) as Romeo and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Juliet.
My initial reaction while watching the trailer for this honest adaptation of Romeo and Juliet was why bother?
- Alex Corey
Shout! Factory have finally made use of their North American distribution rights for that of Matthias Hoene's British comedy horror flick 'Cockneys vs Zombies'. The amusing little zomedy is set to hit a select number of theatres across the Us from 2 August, almost a year after it originally arrived in UK cinemas last Summer. The flick revolves around two cockney brothers who bring together a group of criminals in order to carry out a bank robbery for money to help save their Grandad's retirement home. Only an ancient virus has been unleashed making the task all the more hilarious. 'Cockneys vs Zombies' stars Rasmus Hardiker ('You Highness'), Harry Treadaway ('City of Ember'), Ashley Thomas, Jack Doolan ('Cemetery Junction'), Honor Blackman ('Goldfinger'), Alan Ford ('Snatch'), Richard Briers ('The Good Life'), Dudley Sutton ('The Football Factory »
Finally some release news for Cockneys vs. Zombies has arrived and we have the skinny for you right here! Look for the flick in limited theatrical release on August 2, 2013. Ah, the smell of it!
Cockneys vs. Zombies is the story of Andy (Harry Treadaway) and Terry (Rasmus Hardiker): two hapless cockney brothers who try to save their grandad’s (Alan Ford) care home by robbing a bank. At the same time a virus sweeps across East London, turning all the inhabitants into flesh-eating zombies. Faced with hordes of undead zombies, the challenge is »
- Uncle Creepy
Catherine Tate Set For ‘Big School’ The Office’s Catherine Tate is set to star in a new BBC One sitcom created by David Walliams, who’ll also star. Big School is a six-part comedy set in a secondary school about a dysfunctional staff room, unrequited love and interactive white boards. Walliams will play a chemistry teacher who has taught at Greybridge School for years, Tate plays the school’s enthusiastic new recruit, who despite being a French teacher has never actually been to France. Also starring are Life On Mars’ Philip Glenister, The History Boys’ Frances de la Tour, The Thick Of It’s Joanna Scanlan and Cemetery Junction’s Steve Speirs. Big School is a BBC Production in association with Bert Productions. Jo Sargent is producing and Mark Freeland is exec producer. Ka-Ching: Tom Stoppard Pens Radio Play Based On Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
It might be March, but it's still feeling a little chilly - which is why we're very glad that BBC One's got a creepy 1930s-set psychological thriller to warm us up with on Sunday night!
The Lady Vanishes is all about a socialite trying to track down a missing woman on a train, but we needed a bit more information than that. So we got on the phone with Tom Hughes - who you might know from Cemetery Junction, Silk or Dancing On The Edge, to name just a few - to find out more about his character, possible romance in the film, why he felt claustrophobic during the shoot and why we might get "sweaty palms" while watching...
"No, no I didn't really, no. »
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Despite a very shaky start where everything seemed set be very average- again following the revolting Kev, an underdeveloped Derek an and underused Dougie going on silly excursions- tonight’s episode of Derek was exactly what I’ve been hoping for the series. Despite not being particularly funny, this was the best episode so far, and emotionally satisfying.
First and foremost, I have gone completely off Kev- there is no point to him but just generally being dislikeable. Gervais would have been better off not including the character at all, and developing a much stronger family unit between Derek, Dougie and Hannah, and perhaps Tom and Vicky to an extent, with the residents providing further emotional heft, and comic relief.
Everyone who has passed through Broadhill’s doors has brought something to the show, be they volunteers or outsiders, but Kev is disgusting and one-dimensional, »
- Oscar Harding
Marvel has found their leading lady for Captain America: The Winter Soldier! Emily VanCamp is the lucky girl who will be making her leap from the small screen to the big screen. The actress is best known for her role in ABC's drama thriller Revenge.
There's no confirmation on what character she'll play, but it's been speculated that it will be Sharon Carter, the niece of Margaret "Peggy" Carter who was played by Hayley Atwell in the first Captain America film. At one point Anna Kendrick (Scott Pilgrim, The Twilight Saga), Felicity Jones (Like Crazy, Cemetery Junction, The Tempest), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abby), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Alison Brie (Community) and Imogen Poots (Fright Night, 28 Weeks Later) were all rumored to be up for the lead female role.
- Joey Paur
News Simon Brew Jan 18, 2013
Shooting is set to start imminently on the new Muppets film, and Ricky Gervais has been chatting about it...
Production is due to start imminently on the follow-up to the massively successful return of The Muppets, with James Bobin back in the director’s chair. And as you more than likely already know, Ricky Gervais has signed up to play the human lead in the new movie.
Gervais’ appointment has been divisive certainly, but we’re big fans of his work particularly in Ghost Town and Cemetery Junction, and remain upbeat about the movie. As is Gervais, as he appeared on This Morning and talked about The Muppets 2.
"I'm in awe of The Muppets”, he said. “I've loved them for like 35 years. I actually can't wait, I'm really excited. I was there yesterday on set and honestly, I'm like an eight year old at Christmas. »
Felicity Jones has to be one of the most talented young actresses in British cinema at the moment.
During the last few years she’s impressed in the likes of Cemetery Junction, Hysteria and Albatross, while scoring mainstream success with Chalet Girl and being met with great critical recognition for her part in the Sundance breakout Like Crazy.
This month she can be seen in the lead role in Cheerful Weather For The Wedding (Out Now) which she stars in alongside an impressive British cast which includes Elizabeth McGovern, Luke Treadaway, Ellie Kendrick and MacKenzie Crook. We spoke to Felicity about her new film and some of the other projects she’s been working on.
You play Dolly in Cheerful Weather For The Wedding. Could you tell us a little bit about her and the situation she finds herself in?
Dolly is a young woman and we find her on »
- Joe Cunningham
Burn Gorman has won a role on Revenge. The Torchwood star will play the recurring role of Trask, a member of the sinister Americon Initiative, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gorman is best known for playing Owen Harper in the first two seasons of Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood and will next be seen opposite former Who star David Tennant in BBC Four drama Spies of Warsaw. The 38-year-old's film credits include 2010 comedy Cemetery Junction and superhero blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises. (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
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