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Fantastic Four will arrive in UK cinemas on August 6 and in the Us on August 7.
We've got a whole new take on Marvel's First Family
In case it wasn't clear from the fresh faces of the cast (and the uniformly bad memories of the 2005 and 2007 films), this movie will reboot the franchise based on Marvel Comics' very first comic book series.
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Emmerich, who also produced the film, says, “I was always interested and passionate about telling this important story, but I feel it has never been more timely than right now.” Less than 50 years ago, in 1969, being gay was considered a mental illness; gay people could not be employed by the government; it was illegal for gay people to congregate, and police brutality against gays went unchecked. Today, thanks to the events set in motion by the Stonewall riots, the gay rights movement continues to make incredible strides towards equality. In the past several weeks alone, the »
- Michelle McCue
Director Roland Emmerich took a break from otherwise high-octane action tentpoles to shoot "Stonewall," his labor-of-love set in the gay civil rights milieu of 1969. Adapted from Jon Robin Baitz's script, the film will be released on September 25, 2015 from Roadside Attractions. It stars Jeremy Irvine, Jonny Beauchamp, Caleb Landry Jones, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman, alongside a cast of newcomers. Shot in and around Montreal and Quebec, "Stonewall" depicts the 1969 Stonewall riots, an Lgbt turning point that launched a fight for equality still waging today. Emmerich and his crew recreated the village in Manhattan circa 1969, including the Christopher Street neighborhood where the riots went down. Read More: Cast Shakes Out for Roland Emmerich's "Stonewall" The film finds Irvine, breakout star of "War Horse," playing Danny Winters, who's kicked out of his parents' home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, and »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Jaimie Alexander’s Lady Sif has played an important supporting role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in 2011’s Thor, 2013’s Thor: The Dark World and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but it appears that her character may have an even bigger role in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Alexander stated, “Marvel, I think on purpose, they don’t tell me certain things. Because they know I’ll be like, ‘So here’s what’s gonna happen.’ But I do know I will be in Thor 3 and that Sif will have a very pivotal part in that movie. I just can’t tell you what because I’ll get shot.”
- Justin Cook
Principal photography for the film, directed by Simon Aboud, starts this week in London.
Ambi Pictures’ Monica Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino and Christine Alderson of Ipso Facto Productions have greenlit This Beautiful Fantastic, Simon Aboud’s contemporary fairtytale set in the heart of London.
Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) has been announced in the lead role. Other members of the cast include Tom Wilkinson (In The Bedroom), Andrew Scott (Pride), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) and Anna Chancellor (What A Girl Wants).
Findlay plays Bella, a young woman with dreams of writing and illustrating children’s books, who forms an unlikely friendship with a reclusive widower and horticulturalist (Wilkinson).
The film’s funding comes from Medinah, the UK tax credit, Head Gear, Lip Sync Post, The Project Post, and private investment. Ambi Distribution will handle global sales. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Madison Antus)
London — “Downton Abbey” actress Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, who was Oscar nominated for “In the Bedroom” and “Michael Clayton,” and Andrew Scott (“Sherlock,” “Pride,” “Spectre”) have joined the cast of Simon Aboud’s “This Beautiful Fantastic,” which starts to shoot this week in London.
Others in the cast include Jeremy Irvine (“War Horse,” “Now is Good,” “The Railway Man”), Anna Chancellor (“What a Girl Wants,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) and Sheila Hancock (“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” “3 Men and a Little Lady”).
“This Beautiful Fantastic” is a contemporary fairy-tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful »
- Leo Barraclough
Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Tom Wilkinson (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Andrew Scott (Spectre), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), Anna Chancellor (What A Girls Wants) and Sheila Hancock (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas) have boarded Simon Aboud’s The Beautiful Fantastic. Ambi Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi are teaming with Christine Alderson and her Ipso Facto production banner to finance and produce. This Beautiful Fantastic is a contemporary… »
Spooky sequel The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death is out to buy this week. One of the noteworthy aspects on the disc is an interview with Jeremy Irvine, the film’s male lead and an up-and- comer who is being watched with great interest.
Thn parted the ether for a chat with Jeremy about the world of Gothic horror, his surprising personal connection to the character and what it’s like to step through the infamous doors of Hammer Studios…!
Thn: Tell us a bit about your character in the film.
Jeremy Irvine: I play Harry. He is, or he appears to be, an Raf bomber pilot… but like all the characters in the film he has his own ghosts and demons, and isn’t quite who he appears to be. At the beginning he’s like the archetypal young hero airman, but then all is not quite what it seems. »
- Steve Palace
Jack Whitehall’s Alfi Wickers is heading to the big screen this summer for The Bad Education Movie, and Entertainment Film Distributors has announced today that the feature version of the hit British sitcom is set to arrive in UK cinemas on Friday August 21st. Here’s the official poster…
Alfie Wickers is probably the worst teacher to (dis)grace the English education system, but no one cares about their pupils quite as much as Alfie does. Having completed their GCSEs, Alfie is keen for his class to join him on one last hurrah and what follows is a coming of age story like no other, the best school trip ever!
The Bad Education Movie sees Whitehall reuniting with Harry Enfield (Kevin & Perry Go Large), Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey), Sarah Solemani (Him & Her) and his class of pupils Ethan Lawrence, Layton Williams, Nikki Runeckles, Kae Alexander, Weruche Opia, Jack Binstead and Charlie Wernham, »
- Gary Collinson
In Beyond the Reach, Jeremy Irvine (best known for playing the lead role in War Horse) stars as Ben, a young tracker who has taken on the “family business” of serving as the one-man search and rescue operation of a small town on the borders of the unforgiving Mojave Desert. Rather than join his girlfriend, Laina (Hannah Mangan Lawrence) in Denver where she is starting college on a swim team scholarship, Ben remains behind--and is soon enlisted by the local sheriff to take a brash big-game hunter named John Madec out into the desert to hunt bighorn sheep. Unfortunately for Ben, he doesn’t immediately realize how dangerous of a predator Madec truly is.
- Lee Jutton
From The Andromeda Strain to Jurassic Park to Prey and beyond, the late Michael Crichton offered readers numerous gateways to intelligent escapism on the printed page. Published posthumously, 2011's Micro is no exception. DreamWorks Studios seems to agree, as the company has picked up the film rights to the thriller.
Press Release: "Los Angeles--(Business Wire)--DreamWorks Studios has acquired the film rights to the Michael Crichton novel, “Micro,” it was announced today by Michael Wright, CEO of DreamWorks Studios. Frank Marshall is on board to produce, with Sherri Crichton and Laurent Bouzereau set as executive producers for CrichtonSun LLC.
The high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company—only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
"Micro" was unfinished when Michael Crichton passed »
- Derek Anderson
Max is an Afghanistan War-set battlefield adventure and a look at the unbreakable bond between a Marine and his military working dog ……. for about the first ten minutes! What’s left for another long hour and a half, despite some moments of bravura and lazy tugs at the heart-strings, is a poorly-written, Texas-set melodrama that I can’t recommend. The end credits for Max play over vintage photos of dogs in combat, from the Civil War to Wwi and WWII to Iraq. Dogs have been trained by the military as scouts, sentries and trackers for centuries and I wish that was the story that the producers of Max had tackled. A kind of canine War Horse might have made for a stirring adventure. On the surface, Max is an old fashioned throwback to more innocent family fare which may seem like a good antidote to the violent and defeatist thrillers »
- Tom Stockman
Shakespeare adaptation will become the first ever live 4K broadcast to multiple cinemas under Sony, Vue and Nt Live partnership.
National Theatre Live, Vue Entertainment and Sony Digital Cinema 4K have unveiled the next two Nt Live productions to be captured in Sony 4K.
On Oct 15, Lyndsey Turner’s Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, will become the world’s first ever multi-site live 4K transmission in selected Vue cinemas across the UK. Hamlet is already the fastest-selling show in London’s theatre history.
Prior to Hamlet, Simon Godwin’s 18th Century comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem will be shot in Sony 4K and delivered for exclusive ‘encore’ screenings across Vue’s 84-site estate in September, after the show’s Nt Live broadcast on Sept 3.
Both productions will be captured using Sony F-Series 4K cameras which deliver four times the resolution of Full HD. Hamlet will be transmitted with 4K resolution at 50 frames per second to ensure »
- email@example.com (Ian Sandwell)
Should you ever be tempted to wax nostalgic for an age in which wars were fought according to the laws of cause and effect and for reasons that may confidently be labeled “rational,” pick up Vera Brittain’s World War I memoir Testament of Youth or steel yourself for James Kent’s mournful, very fine new film starring Alicia Vikander as Brittain. The “Great War” made so little sense relative to its cost in lives that it gave birth to a new era in literature and art and a new breed of tragedy; after this, nothing would be expected to happen according to divine logic. Despite a centennial and such recent works as War Horse, the horror of the war has faded, at least on this side of the Atlantic. It’s time for the testament of Brittain and the Brits to be reheard.The beginning of Testament of Youth »
- David Edelstein
Here is something a bit different for Rope of Silicon. Sure, we have award predictions for the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, but that makes sense, considering this is site is 95% about movies. But there are plenty of other stories out there being told in theaters that get plenty of respect. Except these are stories performed live right in front of your face. So, I took it upon myself to comb through the absurd amount of categories of the Tony Awards, which is this Sunday June 7, to give you my predictions on what will win. I am doing this not just because it is fun to predict things and hope I get them all right, though that is certainly part of it, but I also want to shed light on these projects that a lot of people don't know about. Film and television people often have on blinders when »
- Mike Shutt
Kit Harington can’t seem to stay out of war. He landed the starring role of Albert in “War Horse” while still in his final year of school at Britain’s Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008 when he landed the coveted role of Albert in the National Theatre’s production of “War Horse,” an experience he says “still stands as the biggest moment of my career.” Of course, he regularly goes into battle as Jon Snow in HBO’s hit “Game of Thrones,” such as this week’s epic battle at Hardhome. And now he can be seen on the big screen in “Testament of Youth,” an adaptation of Vera Brittain’s beloved memoir set during World War I.
- Jenelle Riley
While even the clearest frontrunners retain some degree of uncertainty until they get their hands on the gold, it's hard to find a prognosticator in town who hasn't already decreed Simon Stephens' The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time the winner of this year's Tony Award for best play. Likewise, nobody is betting against Marianne Elliott, a previous directing winner for War Horse, to notch up a repeat victory for her imaginative staging of Curious Incident. That hyper-kinetic jolt of visceral theatrical storytelling places us inside the dizzying thought process of a 15-year-old boy with
- David Rooney
In the shadow of war, one man showed the world what we stand for. And that is? We'll find out in October, I suppose. Disney has debuted the first official poster for Steven Spielberg's latest film Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks as an undercover CIA agent during the Cold War. It's a very basic, very stark poster, with Tom Hanks' face front and center flanked by the American flag and Soviet symbol. Yes, he's stuck in the middle, we get it. That's all there is though, no other context or imagery. Kind of weird. Anyway, I hope this means we'll see a trailer soon because the footage for this better be a heck of a lot better than the poster. Here's the first official poster for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, found via IMPAwards. Your thoughts? Bridge of Spies, originally titled St. James Place, is directed »
- Alex Billington
Richard Curtis, the screenwriter behind "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Mr. Bean," "Bridget Jones' Diary," and "War Horse," will script a biopic of Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb—the brothers who formed the Bee Gees in 1958—according to a report by The Tracking Board. Barry Gibb, the lone surviving member of the group, and MGM's Gary Barber are set to produce. Read More: "Review: New Collection Celebrates 25 Years of 'Mr. Bean,' Comic Outlaw" Born to English parents and raised primarily in Australia, The Bee Gees achieved international fame in not one but two distinct periods in music history, first as a Beatles-inspired pop trio and later as mainstays of disco. Their iconic soundtrack to 1977's "Saturday Night Fever," starring John Travolta, was the best-selling album of all time until it was supplanted by Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame notes that »
- Matt Brennan
Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg on the Oscars' Red Carpet Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Steven Spielberg and daughter Destry Spielberg arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards, held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Spielberg has taken home two Best Director Oscars: Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Schindler's List also won Best Picture, but Saving Private Ryan lost to John Madden's Miramax-distributed Shakespeare in Love. There was quite a bit of animosity at the time, as some felt that Miramax, owned by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, overdid its Oscar campaigning – while still managing to sway enough Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to vote for its film. Somewhat ironically, at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony Steven Spielberg presented the Best Picture Award to The King's Speech. Toplining Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush, Guy Pearce, and Claire Bloom, this British production was »
- D. Zhea
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