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One of the most Our Kind of Shows-friendly networks, The CW, has done us a few more favors, bless ‘em. They’ve given us not only the dates for the season finales of all Our Kind of Shows that they broadcast – that’s Arrow, The Tomorrow People, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Star-Crossed, and The 100 – but tacked on a new one as a bonus!
Well, it’s not a new series, but Labyrinth is a four-hour miniseries, and it stars so many familiar faces. The War Doctor! The Winter Soldier! Draco Malfoy! Defiance‘s Datak Tarr! Winter’s Tale‘s Beverly! More info about that below, along with the season finale dates and times. The SciFi Mafia Calendar (see the Calendar tab above) has also been updated.
- Erin Willard
Films about Nazi stolen art seem to be all the rage right now! After the recent release of The Monuments Men, it now seems that another movie will be tackling a rather similar issue of stolen art, although from a less action-oriented and more courtroom focused perspective.
The Woman In Gold is set to star Dame Helen Mirren, who just over a week ago received the BAFTA Fellowship award, and joining her will be none other than The Amazing Spider-man 3′s biggest star Andrew Garfield. Under the direction of Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn), the film follows the story of Maria Altmann, a woman who worked with lawyer Randol Schoenberg to take legal action against the Austrian government in order to recover art works that once belonged to her family and were stolen by the Nazis. And if this cast was not spectacular enough, it is rumoured that Daniel »
- Tina Baraga
Along with the news that The Amazing Spider-Man 3 will be directed by Marc Webb, there were rumblings that Sony Pictures intends on releasing some sort of Spider-Man film every year starting in 2016, with spin-offs like Venom and The Sinister Six coming between the staple franchise films. That means Andrew Garfield is going to be pretty busy over the next few years, and in between these blockbuster roles, he's taking on smaller dramas. Garfield is already on board Silence from Martin Scorsese and 99 Houses with Michael Shannon, and now The Daily Mail reports he'll star in The Woman in Gold with Helen Mirren. The film comes from director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn), and follows the story of Maria Altmann, a woman who worked with lawyer Randol Schoenberg (Garfield) to take legal action against the Austrian government to recover art works that once belonged to her family but were stolen by the Nazis. »
- Ethan Anderton
Even the star of a major action franchise has to take off his spandex every once in awhile, and Andrew Garfield is no exception. While Sony has plans to stretch The Amazing Spider-Man far into the future, Garfield is supplementing his web-slinging with some good, old-fashioned, serious roles. The latest project he’s attached himself to is The Woman In Gold, which he will star in alongside Helen Mirren.
The Woman In Gold features Mirren as Maria Altmann, a woman in her 80s who attempts to track down five paintings that were looted by the Nazis. The real-life Altmann was a Jewish refugee and the niece of Ferdinand Bloch-Bauer, whose wife Adele posed for Gustav Klimt’s “The Lady in Gold.” Altmann fought hard to locate and restore the looted paintings, leading to conflict with the Austrian government. Garfield will play her lawyer Randol Schoenberg, who goes up against the »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Recovering art pilfered by Nazis is trending on the big screen. The Weinstein Company is on board period drama "The Woman in Gold"; the film is set to star Helen Mirren as Jewish refugee Maria Altmann who, along with her young lawyer, went head-to-head with the Austrian government in order to take back a series of Gustav Klimt paintings that had been stolen from her family by the Nazis during World War II. One of these paintings inspires the film's title: Klimt's "The Lady in Gold," which is worth over $130 million. Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn") will helm, and playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell ("Bracken Moor") has penned the script. The production is eyeing a start later this year. TWC is handling international sales (with sights set on Cannes) and Us distribution. »
- Beth Hanna
TWC has boarded prestige drama The Woman in Gold, the Origin Pictures-BBC Films period drama ripped from the headlines about a Jewish refugee who took on a government to recover art treasures that belonged to her family.
According to ScreenDaily sources, TWC will handle international sales, Us distribution and has been across the production of the project.
Helen Mirren is attached to play Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, with her young lawyer Randol Schoenberg, took on the Austrian government to reclaim a haul of prized Gustav Klimt paintings that were stolen from her family by the Nazis during the Second World War.
The haul includes Klimt’s The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, itself worth more than $130m.
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Whilst we can look forward to seeing Sam Mendes return to the helm for the as-yet-untitled Bond 24, one person that will sadly be missing from the shoot is Mendes’ frequent cinematographer, Roger Deakins.
In Contention’s Kris Tapley recently took to Twitter to reveal that he’d had dinner with Deakins and learned that Deakins will sadly not be shooting the anticipated next Bond film.
The plot details are understandably being kept tightly under wraps, but we do know that John Logan is returning to write the script, with Daniel Craig of course taking the lead once more for what could be his penultimate outing as the eponymous agent.
Fast forward four years, and he was earning his »
- Kenji Lloyd
We’re less than two weeks away from the Oscars, and that means it’s once again time for my favorite activity: griping about the past!
One of my biggest Oscar pet peeves is when actors who portray real-life roles garner more attention — for no good reason — than actors who portray fictional characters. The Academy has long been too pleased with big-named thespians who prove they can imitate recognizable figures. Sometimes the attention is justified (Sean Penn in Milk and Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose come to mind), but often real-life roles become filler nominees in the supporting categories. Here are nine examples of Oscar-nominated performances that caught fire with the academy simply for being based on a known personality.
Melvin and Howard is a movie that teaches you to appreciate its examination of a Utah man’s humdrum lower-middle-class existence, »
- Louis Virtel
Mirren will take on the role of Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who launched a legal battle in the 1980s to reclaim five paintings by Gustav Klimt which were stolen by the Nazis.
These included The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which alone is priced at over $130 million (£78 million).
Mirren accepted the BAFTA Fellowship at the 67th British Academy Film Awards last night.
The Queen star said last week that she feels "attached to [Elizabeth I] in some invisible way".
Alexi Kaye Campbell is working on the screenplay about Altmann, who died in 2011 at the age of 94. »
If the box office results for "The Monuments Men" prove anything, it's that there's a mature audience eager for stories about art being recovered from the Nazis. And it certainly doesn't hurt if there's some recognizable faces in there, and another project is brewing with a veteran star bringing a major piece of art back to its rightful owner. Baz Bamigboye reports that Helen Mirren is in early talks to star in "The Golden Lady." In the story penned by Alexi Kaye Campbell, and set to be directed by Simon Curtis ("My Week With Marilyn"), the actress will play "Maria Altmann, a Jewish refugee who, in her 80s, took on a government to recover art treasures she believed rightfully belonged to her family," among them Gustav Klimt's "The Lady In Gold, Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I," itself worth over $130 million dollars. An elderly lady fighting for her family's legacy and »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Emma Watson hasn't rushed into making any really big moves post-"Harry Potter," instead seemingly careful in considering each choice. Indeed, she's mostly decided to go in for supporting roles or for very tiny turns in stuff varying from "My Week With Marilyn" or even "The Bling Ring," to a great performance in "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" and a memorable cameo in "This Is The End." This spring she'll have a bigger part in the water-ready "Noah," and it seems Watson is sticking with auteurs for the moment. Having already notched Sofia Coppola and Darren Aronofsky on her belt, Watson has now joined "The Others" and "Open Your Eyes" director Alejandro Amenábar's upcoming thriller "Regression." All we know so far is that she'll co-star with Ethan Hawke, and The Weinstein Company's offshoot label Dimension will release it in 2015, which suggests something strictly in the genre vein. Indeed »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A high-profile Grace Kelly biopic which stars Nicole Kidman as the Hollywood icon turned European princess has been dramatically removed from the release schedule just two months prior to its planned debut in cinemas.
Grace of Monaco has been plagued by rows between director Olivier Dahan and Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein over the final cut, with the former reportedly refusing to make suggested alterations ahead of the film's release. Now it appears the impasse has reached crisis point, with distributor The Weinstein Company, owned by Harvey and his brother Bob, finally admitting the biopic will not be finished in time for its planned March release date.
Dahan was fiercely critical of a version of the film apparently re-edited by Weinstein in October, labelling it a "pile of shit" and vowing not to agree to its release. »
- Ben Child
Sunday night was a big one for new and returning British dramas in the UK. The Season 2 premiere of Jeremy Piven-starrer Mr Selfridge on ITV had an average 5.27M viewers for a 20.5% share, according to the overnights. That’s about 2M less than last year’s Season 1 bow of the department store period series. Season 2 kicks off in the States on PBS on March 31, the same day that Season 3 of Call The Midwife starts. That hit period medical drama returned to BBC One on Sunday night with a record 9.61M viewers and a 36.1% share. It was the most-watched program of the weekend in the UK and also the highest-rated episode ever of the show’s career. Midwife provided a strong lead-in for new BBC One series The Musketeers in its debut, which was up against Mr Selfridge. The updated spin on the classic tales of Alexandre Dumas stars new Doctor Who, »
- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor
The film is directed by BAFTA winner Amma Asante, written by Misan Sagay and produced by Damian Jones whose previous credits include Oscar-winner The Iron Lady. It marks Asante’s second feature after A Way of Life in 2004.
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Wilkinson) and his wife (Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, but the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.
Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
To mark the release of Last Passenger on 27th January, we’ve been given 5 copies to give away on Blu-ray.
Lewis (Dougray Scott – My Week With Marilyn, Mission: Impossible 2) jumps on the last train leaving London, heading home after a long day’s work. Striking up a relationship with the flirty and beautiful Sarah (Kara Tointon – The Sweeney), he soon realises this is going to be a journey to remember, but for all the wrong reasons.
In the sleepy and abandoned carriages stop after stop are missed and Lewis, with five other remaining passengers, end up on a ride of a lifetime as the train hurtles relentlessly down the track. Hijacked by a vengeful sociopath who is hell-bent on crashing the speeding train, all six strangers must work together if any of them are going to survive this death ride which is destined for destruction.
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Being touted as “A thrilling world of action, adventure and romance inspired by Dumas’ legendary characters” by the BBC, tonight is the premiere of its’ latest historical action drama ‘The Musketeers’. If you don’t know the plot already the series will follow the fortunes of The Musketeers - an elite band of soldiers operating in 17th century Paris. D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino), Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and Porthos (Howard Charles) fight for what is right against Cardinal Richelieu, the main enemy of the Musketeers, played by none-other than 12th Doctor Peter “Kidneys!” Capaldi.
The 10-part series has a cracking cast, top quality writing in the form of My Week With Marilyn writer Adrian Hodges and, if the trailer is anything to go by, some serious action to keep us entertained. Watch the trailer below and don’t forget to tune in to BBC1 tonight at 9pm.
- Victoria Bull
Opening this weekend in theaters and IMAX is director Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Based on the Tom Clancy character, the original story follows Jack Ryan (played by Chris Pine) as he uncovers a financial terrorist plot. Starring alongside Pine is Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley with Branagh as the film’s antagonist. A few days ago I landed an exclusive phone interview with Branagh. Since I recently did a video interview with him, I tried to ask all new questions. We talked about acting while being the director, whether there was anything cut for budgetary reasons, why he always works with composer Patrick Doyle, if he has seen Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing since he also directed a feature based on the material, whether he's thinking about doing another Shakespeare movie, which Shakespeare work he would recommend someone to start with, his next film, Cinderella, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations (photo: Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’) The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Thor: The Dark World and Snow White and the Huntsman actor Chris Hemsworth — whose Rush was completely shut out — made the announcements, including that of Best Actress contender Meryl Streep, in the running for her performance in John Wells’ August: Osage County. Streep’s competitors are her Doubt and Julie & Julia co-star Amy Adams for David O. Russell’s American Hustle, Sandra Bullock for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Judi Dench for Stephen Frears’ Philomena, and likely winner Cate Blanchett for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. (Emma Thompson’s absence from the Best Actress roster — for her performance in John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks — was quite a surprise. »
- Steve Montgomery
The Hollywood producer explained that he had hoped to secure the British actress to promote The Weinstein Company, which he runs with his brother Bob.
He told Shortlist magazine: ''For whatever reason, somehow, we've done controversial movies and you end up being the face of your company.
"We desperately tried to get Keira Knightley to be the face of our company, but so did Chanel, and they paid better.''
He said: ''Michelle Williams got two Oscar nominations in the last two movies I did with her, and she chose Louis Vuitton. We couldn't find anybody else so me and my brother do it. We work for cheaper - not for free, »
Films such as Lincoln revitalised the genre by focusing on short periods, but are too many made, too soon?
For a genre that's been dismissed so many times, the biopic is in impertinently rude health. In the past six months in the UK – and only counting the ones about major public figures – we've had Behind the Candelabra, Renoir, Lovelace, Rush, Diana, Hannah Arendt, The Fifth Estate, One Chance, Saving Mr Banks, Kill Your Darlings, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The next few weeks alone will grant us audiences with Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave), Charles Dickens (The Invisible Woman) and Grace of Monaco.
Somewhere down the line, though, the biopic tightened up its act. The Mandela picture's cradle-to-the-grave trudge looks positively old-fashioned now; even 12 Years a Slave is a bit copperplate. The new-school, high-definition biopic goes for the essence, rather than a chronicle of events, focusing on a galvanising »
- Phil Hoad
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