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ITV Studios Global Ent. Buys Minority Stake in Route 24

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has acquired a minority stake in fledgling TV drama shingle Route 24.

The newly-established outfit was founded by indie film producer Marc Samuelson and co-directors Robert Cheek and Josie Law. Writer and producer Matt Delray will also work with the team as a consultant development producer.

Route 24 will focus on high-end drama with Itvs Ge exclusively distributing all of its content. The shingle currently has several series in development with broadcasters and has rights to a number of projects with the John Wyndham Estate, providing access to the celebrated author’s IP.

Samuelson has had a career in film production for more than 20 years with credits including Oscar-nominated “Tom & Viv” and “Chico & Rita” as well as Stephen Fry and Jude Law starrer “Wilde” and U.K. clicks “Stormbreaker” and “TT3D: Closer to the Edge.” He also exec produced BBC series “The Shadow Line.”

“Marc has an exciting
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Road Review

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Michael Hewitt and Dermot Lavery’s emotionally charged documentary Road, is one not too far removed from that of TT3D: Closer to the Edge, which hit our cinema screens back in just 2011. However to cover this territory again is by no means a bad thing, as it makes for such intrinsically absorbing cinema. These racers are courageously dancing with death and this is no fictional account, these are not written characters. It may seem like a movie, or a video game, but Road serves as a painful reminder that this is real life.

In this instance, we’re exploring motorcycle road racing through the Dunlop family, who have dominated the headlines in the sport for the past four decades. The story begins with Joey Dunlop, who rose to prominence in 1970s, going on to achieve much success across an illustrious career in the sport. His younger brother Robert was also unusually gifted,
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Fastest Blu-ray Review

  • HeyUGuys
Who’s fastest? That’s the question explored in the latest MotoGP documentary from filmmaker Mark Neale, his follow-up to Faster and The Doctor, The Tornado and the Kentucky Kid. Motorsports have been featured in a few docs recently, with TT3D: Closer to the Edge and Senna having been released in the last year or so. Great timing, then, for the release of Fastest.

The film opens with a breathtaking final lap from a MotoGP race. The two lead riders enter the final lap neck and neck. Trading the lead several times, they keep the crowd guessing until the very final corner. To a viewer more accustomed to Formula 1, where races are generally won through tactics and track conditions, and overtaking is a rare and precious thing, it is a revelation.

Fastest revolves mostly around aging superstar Valentino Rossi. Known as The Doctor, he is the sport’s biggest icon,
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Isle of Man set to acquire nearly 20% in Pinewood Shepperton Studios

Deal would see home to James Bond films take on role of adviser for island's £25m film and TV investment fund

The government of the Isle of Man is to acquire a stake of up to 19.9% in Pinewood Shepperton Studios for £24m.

Part of the deal would see Pinewood, home to productions including Wrath of the Titans and the new James Bond film, Skyfall, take on the the role of adviser for the Isle of Man's £25m film and TV investment fund for an initial five year period.

The Isle of Man has been active in film and television production since 1995, investing £170m in 97 productions.

Among recent films made on the Isle of Man are Richard Linklater's Me and Orson Welles, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, directed by J Blakeson, and the 3D documentary TT3D: Closer to the Edge about the annual motorcycle race on the island.

"It is
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Salmon Fishing in the Yemen reels in older viewers at the UK box office

The Paul Torday adaptation wins over Middle England audiences, while Kevin Macdonald's Marley proves a documentary hit

The winner

It was hardly a hit with the upscale critics and is saddled with a title that's not exactly multiplex-friendly, but Salmon Fishing in the Yemen nevertheless is the top new release at the UK box-office, opening with a highly creditable £1.17m. In a week where a record 17 new releases competed for the attention of cinemagoers, this adaptation of the Paul Torday novel proves once again the power of the older, middle-class, Middle England audience that has already proved so potent this year with the success of The Iron Lady and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. While Salmon Fishing lacks older cast members equivalent to Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, or Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, it was clearly pitched at this market, with newspaper ads including endorsements from Woman & Home,
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Beyond Time – DVD Review

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William Turnbull is a painter and sculptor, now approaching his 90th birthday, whose life and work is evaluated in this documentary by his son, Alex. Narration by Jude Law.

*****

Documentaries have always had an important place in the world of film and although there are plenty of high quality examples of the genre going back over the decades, in recent years their profile and success have grown and grown, to the point where films such as Hoop Dreams, Farenheit 9/11 and An Inconvenient Truth garner critical and commercial acclaim and box office success measured in nine figures. Lately the format has found a real niche in the area of alarming polemics about the environment, financial markets and nuclear weapons (Enron, Inside Job, Countdown to Zero, An Inconvenient Truth) and has also given us thrilling drama through Tt: Closer to the Edge and Senna.

Sadly, Beyond time gives us no thrills and nothing much especially engaging either.
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Christopher’s Top 10 Trailers of 2011

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Christopher’s Top 10 Trailers of 2011
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? I'll get this out of the way now: Harry Potter is not on this list. I only mention this as I was excoriated back in
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Your Complete Guide to 2011-2012 Awards Season! Winners, Nominees Take the Awards Avenue!

As we walk down towards the Super Bowl of the movie awards season aka the Academy Awards aka the Oscars, all the various critics associations and guilds release their own kudofest. It can get confusing and beguiling, so I created a nifty package for you -- I compiled all the nominees, winners of various award-giving bodies so you can make informed decision when it comes to predicting the Oscars.

Come and take the Awards Avenue with me!

And here we go (click on each link):

AFI Awards

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

British Independent Film Awards

Cinema Eye Honors

Critics' Choice (Broadcast Film Critics Association)

Detroit Film Critics

European Film Awards

Gotham Awards

Houston Film Critics Awards

Ida Awards

Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Indiana Film Critics

Las Vegas Film Critics

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

National Board of Review

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

New York
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Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur takes top honours at the British Independent Film Awards

Just last week the Gotham Awards and Spirit Awards honoured the best in indepedent cinema from the past twelve months, and last night it was the UK's turn as the winners of the 14th Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced in London. Taking the ceremony's top honour - Best British Independent Film - was Paddy Considine's acclaimed directorial debut Tyrannosaur, which also picked up Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Debut Director (Considine), with its haul of three accolades making it the most celebrated film of the evening.

In the other main categories, Lynne Ramsay was named Best Director for We Need To Talk About Kevin, while Michael Fassbender took home Best Actor for Steve McQueen's Shame and Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus) and Michael Smiley (Kill List) were honoured in the supporting categories. Ralph Fiennes was also presented with the coveted Richard Harris Award for his outstanding contributions
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The best films of 2011: Peter Bradshaw's choice

Despite the UK Film Council's golden age, 2011 was very much a mixed bag of events

In some ways, 2011 was the strangest year in living memory for British cinema. The UK Film Council was officially wound up at the end of March, a showy act from this coalition government, annulling a Labour creation on the grounds of high salaries and cronyism, but transferring much of its budget and responsibilities to the British Film Institute. And this at a time when the Film Council was having a golden age: a bag of Oscars for The King's Speech and a feeling that it had fostered real talent. Something was going very right for British cinema. Lynne Ramsey's We Need to Talk About Kevin premiered at Cannes; Steve McQueen's Shame and Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights made waves at Venice.

Two film-makers from Iran showed that cinema was able to address
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Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur Wins Big At The Moët British Independent Film Awards

The cream of British independent film stepped out in London this evening for the annual Moët British Independent Film Awards. The gongs are now in their 14th year, and this evening were hosted by none other that Chris O’Dowd. The big winner on the night was Tyrannosaur, which picked up not only Best British Independent Film, but also nods for Paddy Considine for Best Debut Director, and Olivia Colman for Best Actress.

Best Actor went to Michael Fassbender for the upcoming Shame, with supporting actor nods going to Michael Smiley for Kill List and Vanessa Redgrave for Corolianus. Best Director went to Lynne Ramsay for We Need To Talk About Kevin – its only award on the night, with Best Foreign Film going to A Seperation. Best Documentary went to Senna.

Here’s the list of the winners and nominees in full (winners in bold).

Best British Independent Film

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British Independent Film Awards Winners Announced

  • HeyUGuys
It has been a fantastic year for British independent film with Steven McQueen’s Shame, Ben Wheatley’s Kill List and the directorial debut of Paddy Considine, Tyrannosaur, heading up a fine list of nominees.

There was a particularly strong set of nominees competing for the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director with Richard Ayoade’s wonderful coming of age love story Submarine and Joe Cornish’s Attack the Block being firm favourites here. Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin made for a fine return for director Lynne Ramsay and there’s a lot of love for Andrew Haigh’s Weekend, which was represented tonight in two categories.

It’s great to see Paddy Considine’s film do so well, not least the award for Olivia Colman, and the awards represent a very promising time for the British film industry, with some very strong voices emerging in the last year.
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"Tyrannosaur" Tops the British Independent Film Awards 2011

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Live streaming of the British Independent Film Awards this evening came off much more smoothly than last night's hiccuping and lurching feed from the European Film Awards, which is a damn fine thing, considering that the show was far, far more entertaining. Particularly since host Chris O'Dowd became increasingly inebriated as the evening wore on.

So, the full list of winners and nominees:

Best British Independent Film: Tyrannosaur.

Also nominated: Senna, Shame, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Best Director: Lynne Ramsay for We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Also nominated: Ben Wheatley for Kill List, Steve McQueen for Shame, Tomas Alfredson for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur.

The Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director: Paddy Considine for Tyrannosaur.

Also nominated: Joe Cornish for Attack the Block, Ralph Fiennes for Coriolanus, John Michael McDonagh for The Guard and Richard Ayoade for Submarine.
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Tyrannosaur, Michael Fassbender, Olivia Colman: British Independent Film Award Winners

Peter Mullan, Tyrannosaur Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Four British Independent Film Award Acting Nods Best British Independent Film Senna Shame Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy * Tyrannosaur We Need To Talk About Kevin Best Foreign Independent Film Animal Kingdom Drive Pina * A Separation The Skin I Live In Best Director Ben WheatleyKill List Steve McQueenShame Tomas AlfredsonTinker Tailor Soldier Spy Paddy ConsidineTyrannosaur * Lynne RamsayWe Need To Talk About Kevin The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director] Joe CornishAttack The Block Ralph FiennesCoriolanus John Michael McDonaghThe Guard Richard AyoadeSubmarine * Paddy ConsidineTyrannosaur Best Actress Rebecca HallThe Awakening Mia WasikowskaJane Eyre MyAnna BuringKill List * Olivia ColmanTyrannosaur Tilda SwintonWe Need To Talk About Kevin Best Actor Brendan GleesonThe Guard Neil MaskellKill List * Michael FassbenderShame Gary OldmanTinker Tailor Soldier Spy Peter MullanTyrannosaur Best Supporting Actress Felicity JonesAlbatross * Vanessa Redgrave
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Watch – British Independent Film Awards Live Stream

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This evening, London hosts the British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) 2011. I’ve placed the nominees below the live stream which you can watch below courtesy of LOVEFiLM.

We’ll be on the red carpet at backstage for this evening’s event so keep your eyes peeled for live updates and interviews.

The event should kick off at 18:00 GMT.

Watch live streaming video from lovefilm at livestream.com

Bifa Nominees

Best British Independent Film

Senna Shame Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tyrannosaur We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Director

Ben WheatleyKill List Steve McQueenShame Tomas AlfredsonTinker Tailor Soldier Spy Paddy ConsidineTyrannosaur Lynne RamsayWe Need To Talk About Kevin

The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]

Joe CornishAttack The Block Ralph FiennesCoriolanus John Michael McDonaghThe Guard Richard AyoadeSubmarine Paddy ConsidineTyrannosaur

Best Screenplay

John Michael McDonaghThe Guard Ben Wheatley, Amy JumpKill List Abi Morgan,
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The Moët British Independent Film Awards Are Tonight! Watch It Live!

We’ve not really spoken too much about the Moet Independent Film Awards have we? Well, we’re going to now as they take place in London tonigh (Sunday 4th December). This event truly kicks off the 2011/ 2012 awards season for us, and it’s going to be a beauty.

We have high hopes for Senna, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Gary Oldman (below in the aforementioned movie), Drive for foreign indie film, We Need To Talk About Kevin… We want them all to win really as there is such a fantastic short list this year.

The action all kicks off tonight at 8pm and the event will be hosted by the truly talented star of The I.T. Crowd and this year’s Bridesmaids, Chris O’Dowd. You can watch the whole thing live and exclusive through LOVEFiLM, with the build up kicking off at 6pm. We’ve embedded the stream below,
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DVD Review - TT3D: Closer to the Edge (2011)

TT3D: Closer to the Edge, 2011.

Directed by Richard De Aragues.

Narrated by Jared Leto.

Synopsis:

A documentary covering the fast-paced action of the world famous Isle of Man Tt.

The Isle of Man... a small island in the Irish sea, birthplace of the Bee Gees and home to the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy - the celebrated international motorcycle road race better known as the Tt. For two weeks every year, legions of racing fans descend upon the Isle to watch as the world's best motorcycle racers chase their dream of becoming 'King of the Mountain' by gaining victory in what is regarded as one of the most prestigious - and dangerous - races in the sport, and its this quest for glory which is the subject of acclaimed commercials director Richard De Aragues' first feature - the documentary TT3D: Closer to the Edge.

As you’d expect from such a film,
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What To Buy This Week: Blu-ray and DVD releases for November 28th

Well it’s the start of another week, so you know what that means – yet more DVD and Blu-ray releases hit the high street, ready and waiting to swallow up all your hard-earned cash! So here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, November 28th 2011.

Picks Of The Week

Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon (DVD/Blu-ray)

A mysterious event from Earth’s past threatens to ignite a war so big that the Transformers alone will not be able to save the planet. Sam Witwicky (Shia Labeouf) and the Autobots must fight against the darkness to defend our world from the Decepticons all-consuming evil in the smash hit from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Review.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (DVD/Blu-ray)

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series.
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DVD Review: Tt – Closer to the Edge

TT3D: Closer To The Edge

Stars: Guy Marting, John McGuinness, Ian Hutchinson, Conor Cummins | Directed by Richard De Aragues

Every motorbike enthusiast knows the Tt – it’s the world’s most dangerous race, a mountain course which has claimed 231 lives in its 103 year history. For the rest of us The Isle Of Man’s Annual Superbike Death Race is something that always been on the TV at around 2am on EuroSport. For the racers involved it’s a way of life – something that the participants spend the rest of the year preparing for and 100% of their lives dreaming about.

We follow Guy Martin, a mechanic by day but a superbike racer in his spare time as in his attempt to win his first Tt. So far, he’s had eight podium places but no wins.

Guy’s a fantastic character. He talks about as fast as he races – sentences leaving
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Win TT3D: Closer to the Edge on DVD

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To mark the release of TT3D: Closer to the Edge on DVD and Blu-ray 28th November, Entertainment One have given us three copies of the awesome movie to give away on DVD.

Get ready for the ultimate 3D experience of 2011 with TT3D: Closer To The Edge available on DVD and 3D Blu-ray Combi Pack from 28th November 2011 courtesy of Entertainment One.

Following the fast-paced action of the world-famous Isle of Man Tt Races, TT3D: Closer To The Edge tracks the competitors of the 2010 race as they speed at up to 200mph in search of the ultimate thrill ride and examines their need to go to the extreme to feel truly alive.

Racing along public roads on bikes just inches apart, this moving story unites the drama, tension, excitement and tragedy of the yearly event and provides unique behind-the-scenes access to the friends, families and riders of the Tt who risk
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