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New trailer & poster for ‘Monster Family’

Altitude Film Distribution have announced that original family comedy Monster Family – based on the best-selling novel by David Safier – will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 2nd March 2018.

Monster Family follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan, Frank, Emma and their kids Max and Fay – under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats. When they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their own monstrous party costumes, they must pull together to battle real-life beasts; reverse the curse; and prove that even a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster can eventually form one big happy family.

Monster Family features an all-star voice cast, including Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Nick Frost (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who). Check out
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Saoirse Ronan: teen talent that grew into true stardom

The Irish-American actor has been tipped for Oscar glory in Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed comic drama

Film stars frequently rise to their place in the showbusiness firmament trailing a glittering series of lead roles and fiery celebrity feuds behind them. Others, like Saoirse Ronan, appear there suddenly, twinkling down benignly.

The Golden Globe-winner, now an A-list performer despite being only 23, is the open-faced, unpretentious Irish-American actor whose starring role in the acclaimed new film Lady Bird, along with forthcoming lead parts in the films Mary Queen of Scots, On Chesil Beach and The Seagull, is about to heavily underline her arrival in the first rank of talent. Yet reaching the top of the casting directors’ wishlists has been quietly achieved, through a succession of carefully delineated roles in unusual and complex films, such as Brooklyn, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Atonement.

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New trailer for animated monster caper, Monster Family, bows in

Author: Zehra Phelan

An all-new trailer for the animated monster caper, Monster Family, starring the voices of Emily Watson and Jason Isaacs has been released by Altitude Film Distribution.

Related: Previous Monster Family Trailer

Adapted from the novel Monster Family by David Safier, the story follows one family’s adventure to become normal again after being cursed by a witch.

The Monster adventure features an all-star voice cast, including Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Nick Frost (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who).

The film will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 2nd March 2018.

Monster Family Official Synopsis

Based on David Safier’s best-selling novel, Monster Family follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan, Frank, Emma and their kids Max and Fay – under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats.
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Saoirse Ronan Will Be Honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Ronan in “Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan’s chances of nabbing a third Oscar nomination are getting stronger by the day. She’s already received an Indie Spirit nod, a Gotham Award, and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for her turn as Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” And now she’s been named the recipient of the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (Psiff) Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress for her work in “Lady Bird.” A press release announced the news.

Lady Bird” sees Ronan playing a rebellious Catholic high school senior who dreams of leaving Sacramento and attending college in New York City. The film recently overtook “Toy Story 2” as the best-reviewed movie ever and was named Best Film by the New York Film Critics Circle.

Saoirse Ronan delivers one of the most outstanding performances of this year as an outspoken high
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First image and trailer for ‘Monster Family’

Altitude Film Distribution have announced that original family comedy Monster Family will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 2nd March 2018.

Monster Family follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan, Frank, Emma and their kids Max and Fay – under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats. When they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their own monstrous party costumes, they must pull together to battle real-life beasts; reverse the curse; and prove that even a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster can eventually form one big happy family.

Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Nick Frost (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who); Monster Family is based on the best-selling novel by David Safier.
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Film News Roundup: Disney Channel’s Mollee Gray to Star in ‘A Night to Regret’

Film News Roundup: Disney Channel’s Mollee Gray to Star in ‘A Night to Regret’
In today’s film news roundup, Disney Channel star Mollee Gray lands the lead in “A Night to Regret,” Sentient Entertainment signs an output deal with Italia Film, and Bleecker Street dates five movies.

Casting

Disney Channel’s Mollee Gray will star in the upcoming film “A Night to Regret,” opposite Marguerite Moreau, Variety has learned exclusively.

Tom Shell is directing from Christine Conradt’s script. Liz Vacovec is producing and Chris Lancey is the executive producer.

Gray will portray a pre-law college student and aspiring filmmaker who makes a careless choice one night that could cost her her life. When she goes missing, her mother and friends band together to do everything in their power to bring her home.

Gray is best known for her role as Giggles in the Disney Channel original movie “Teen Beach Movie” and its sequel, “Teen Beach 2.” She also starred in Lifetime movie “Double Daddy,” and the indie
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Bleecker Street Sets Release Dates For ‘What They Had’, ‘Disobedience’ & More

Bleecker Street Sets Release Dates For ‘What They Had’, ‘Disobedience’ & More
Bleecker Street has set its first five film releases for 2018. The lineup includes What They Had, Elizabeth Chomko's debut film, based on her Nicholl-winning screenplay, starring Hilary Swank and Michael Shannon, which will bow in theaters March 16. Also dated are two Jon Hamm-starring films, Beirut and Nostalgia, as well as Tiff acquisition titles, Disobedience, with Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, and On Chesil Beach starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle. See the list…
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61st BFI London Film Festival Review – On Chesil Beach (2017)

On Chesil Beach, 2017.

Directed by Dominic Cooke.

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough, and Bebe Cave.

Synopsis:

Young newlyweds Edward and Florence arrive at their seaside hotel for their honeymoon in the 1960s, full of anticipation as to what married life has in store for them. As they grapple with a lack of intimacy and communication, flashbacks reveal how they met.

There’s something very British about Ian McEwan novels, and whether it’s details of dress, decor, mannerisms or vibe, his stories always sit very comfortably in their assigned period. In On Chesil Beach, this is testament of course not only to McEwan’s writing (he is the author of the screenplay, too), but also to director Dominic Cooke and production designer Suzie Davies. The accuracy is admirable, but there’s also that extra, hard-to-define essence that utterly convinces the viewer of its 1960s rural Oxfordshire setting.
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Lff 2017: ‘On Chesil Beach’ Review: Dir. Dominic Cooke (2017)

On Chesil Beach review: Ian McEwan adapts his own book; a period piece about two newlyweds attempting to consummate their marriage in a hotel on the south coast of Dorset.

On Chesil Beach review by Paul Heath.

On Chesil Beach review

The second of Ian McEwan’s books to hit the big-screen in as many months on the global film festival stage (following The Children Act at Tiff), On Chesil Beach is his self-penned adaptation of the Booker prize shortlisted novel from 2007.

Set in 1962, the film opens to Edward and Florence Ponting, two newlyweds from different backgrounds – Edward (Billy Howle) is a graduate student of history, while Florence (Saoirse Ronan) is from a more affluent upbringing, and is a violinist in a musical string quartet. They have come to Chesil Beach on the south coast of England for their honeymoon, staying in a nearby hotel where we see them enjoying
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New poster for On Chesil Beach starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle

Lionsgate has released a new poster for Damien Cooke’s feature directorial debut On Chesil Beach. Based on Ian McEwan’s 2007 novella of the same name, the drama stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson, and Anne-Marie Duff; take a look at the poster here…

It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. We first encounter Florence and Edward, a young couple in their early twenties, on their wedding day. Now on their honeymoon, they are dining in their room at a stuffy, sedate hotel near Chesil Beach in Dorset.

Their conversation becomes more tense and awkward, as the prospect of consummating their marriage approaches. Finally, an argument breaks out between them. Florence storms from the room and out of the hotel, Edward pursues her, and their row continues on Chesil Beach.

From a series of flashbacks,
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Oscars Shuffle: Why Many Potential Contenders Are Getting Pushed to 2018

Oscars Shuffle: Why Many Potential Contenders Are Getting Pushed to 2018
To make a bid for Oscar this year or wait until 2018?

That was a key question that complicated the film acquisitions market at the year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where most sellers were looking for deals that included a 2017 release for their films so that they would qualify for Academy Award consideration this awards season. But not everyone got one.

A number of films with strong acting performances — from The Children Act, starring Emma Thompson, to The Wife, starring Glenn Close, and On Chesil Beach, starring Saoirse Ronan — found buyers but won’t get an awards-qualifying birth...
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'Carol' Producer Says Young Miramax Staffer Told Her of Naked Harvey Weinstein Encounter

'Carol' Producer Says Young Miramax Staffer Told Her of Naked Harvey Weinstein Encounter
As fresh allegations continue to mount against Harvey Weinstein in the aftermath of the New York Times' bombshell exposé, a major producer in London has come forward with a story she heard first-hand from an alleged victim nearly three decades ago.

Elizabeth Karlsen, the acclaimed Oscar-nominated producer behind films such as Carol, Youth, The Crying Game and this year’s Toronto International Film Festival entry On Chesil Beach, says she was approached by a young female exec who had been working for Miramax as the company expanded its operations in the U.K. in the late 1980s and early '90s.

"She came...
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Karyn Kusama’s New Film Destroyer to Star Nicole Kidman

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She welcomed viewers to one of the most unsettling dinner parties put to film with The Invitation, and now Karyn Kusama is getting ready to introduce viewers to a new kind of cult in Destroyer, her upcoming thriller that has now added Nicole Kidman in a lead role:

Press Release: Los Angeles (October 4, 2017) – Academy Award® and Emmy® Award Winner Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies,” The Hours) will star in Destroyer, a modern Los Angeles crime thriller to be directed by Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight) from an original screenplay by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (The Invitation,Ride Along). 30West will fully finance the film. Academy Award® Nominee Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik is producing alongside Hay and Manfredi, who also wrote and produced Kusama’s critically acclaimed film The Invitation. Rocket Science is handling international sales and helped arrange the financing, while ICM Partners and CAA are
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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Fresh off her Emmy wins for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman is staying true to her commitment to making movies with women directors: She will star in director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer.”

Headed by partners Dan Friedkin (chairman and CEO of automotive, hospitality and entertainment consortium The Friedkin Group) and ex-caa agent Micah Green with offices in New York and Los Angeles, new company 30West is financing “Destroyer,” with Rocket Science handling foreign sales. Automatik’s “La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing alongside co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Kusama’s “The Invitation”). ICM Partners and CAA are selling North American rights.

Read More:Nicole Kidman Wins Her First Emmy Award and Continues to Dominate 2017

Kusama directs from Hay and Manfredi’s original screenplay about an Lapd detective (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cultish gang in the California desert.
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Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’

Nicole Kidman and Karyn Kusama Join Forces for L.A. Crime Thriller ‘Destroyer’
Fresh off her Emmy wins for HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman is staying true to her commitment to making movies with women directors: She will star in director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming Los Angeles crime thriller “Destroyer.”

Headed by partners Dan Friedkin (chairman and CEO of automotive, hospitality and entertainment consortium The Friedkin Group) and ex-caa agent Micah Green with offices in New York and Los Angeles, new company 30West is financing “Destroyer,” with Rocket Science handling foreign sales. Automatik’s “La La Land” producer Fred Berger is producing alongside co-writers Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Kusama’s “The Invitation”). ICM Partners and CAA are selling North American rights.

Kusama directs from Hay and Manfredi’s original screenplay about an Lapd detective (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a cultish gang in the California desert. Years later, when she encounters the gang’s leader,
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Saoirse Ronan’s ‘On Chesil Beach’ Bought by Bleecker Street

Saoirse Ronan’s ‘On Chesil Beach’ Bought by Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street has bought U.S. rights to the romantic drama “On Chesil Beach,” which stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle.

Bleecker Street plans a 2018 release for the film, which premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival. Dominic Cooke directed the movie and Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, and Adrian Scarborough also star.

On Chesil Beach” is adapted by Ian McEwan from his novel and revolves around a young couple honeymooning on the English seaside.

Variety’s Peter Debruge gave the film a strong review at Toronto: “It’s a lyrical and rapturous film — a repressed passion play, funny, delicate and heartbreaking. It has an intoxicating quality of emotional wonder it shares with the acclaimed (but not yet released) Sundance hit ‘Call Me by Your Name,’ as well as a talky intimacy that recalls Richard Linklater’s ‘Before’ films. But it also has a quality all its own, a
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Bleecker Street Lands Toronto Title ‘On Chesil Beach’

Bleecker Street Lands Toronto Title ‘On Chesil Beach’
Exclusive: Bleecker Street has a deal for U.S. rights to On Chesil Beach, the Dominic Cooke-directed drama that stars Brooklyn‘s Saoirse Ronan and Dunkirk‘s Billy Howle, with Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West and Adrian Scarborough also starring. Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the 1960s-set drama centers on a young couple honeymooning on the English seaside. Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley produced the BBC Films-backed drama. The film won…
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‘Strong Women’ at the Fore at London Film Festival

‘Strong Women’ at the Fore at London Film Festival
The 61st BFI London Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 4-15, is one of the few top movie events to be headed by a woman, but female-directed films only represent 25% of the features in the program.

That is far from where festival director Clare Stewart would like it to be, although it is up from 20% last year, and includes some stellar movies, such as Dee Rees’ story of two families in the Deep South, “Mudbound”; Lynne Ramsay revenge thriller “You Were Never Really Here”; and Clio Barnard’s “Dark River,” in which two siblings struggle to come to terms with their inheritance following the death of their father.

Several films reflect the theme of “strong women” behind and in front of the camera that Stewart has worked to emphasize in recent years. Examples of robust parts for women this year include Emma Stone as Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes.”

“We
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Can Benedict Cumberbatch make Ian McEwan work on TV?

The Child in Time, starring Cumberbatch, kicks off a trio of adaptations that may make the author the most screen-friendly novelist of his generation

Three decades after it won the Whitbread prize, Ian McEwan’s The Child in Time has become a TV film. It will be screened this weekend in the coveted Sunday 9pm drama slot on BBC1, with Benedict Cumberbatch playing a children’s writer whose daughter vanishes on a shopping trip.

This transmission launches an unofficial festival of McEwan adaptations: Dominic Cooke’s On Chesil Beach (in which I play a minor role) will be shown at the London film festival next month before a general release next year, soon followed by Richard Eyre’s movie of The Children Act.

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