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Terence Stamp: English is a foreign language in London

20 July 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Icon of swinging 60s complains English speakers can ‘barely get by’ in capital and laments struggle to purchase fruit from East End market stall

The Oscar-nominated actor Terence Stamp has queried the multicultural identity of London and complained that no one speaks English in the capital city.

The 76-year-old star of Superman 2, Billy Budd and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert told the Daily Mail he now struggled to buy his beloved mangoes from a favourite East End stall because of a language barrier.

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- Ben Child

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Over 30 New Images & An International Poster For 'Life' Starring Robert Pattinson & Dane DeHaan

17 July 2015 11:55 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Robert Pattinson’s career makeover is going… reasonably. Even before the “Twillight” series wrapped up, he was making an admirable move to work with people like David Cronenberg. Since it finished, he’s doubled-down on that, with “The Rover” and “Maps To The Stars” following in quick succession last year, and both proving pretty good, if a little divisive (he’s very good in the former, a bit forgettable in the latter).  This year, Pattinson appeared in Werner Herzog’s “Queen Of The Desert,” and also has “Life” coming up for Anton Corbijn, with each movie premiering at Berlin. Verdicts on both were a bit muted, but we’re definitely more intrigued by the second, which follows the relationship between Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and the legendary, ill-fated movie star James Dean (Dane DeHaan).  Read More: Review: Anto Corbijin's 'Life' Starring Robert Pattinson And Dane DeHaan »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Fantasia 2015: ‘Tangerine’ may just be the most important film of 2015

16 July 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Directed by Sean Baker

Written by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch

USA, 2015

Director Sean Baker (Starlet, Prince of Broadway, Take Out) was reportedly inspired to make Tangerine, after observing the customers of a donut shop in Hollywood’s red-light district. Tangerine’s stars are a pair of first-time actresses, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor. They play two trans sex workers – Sin-Dee, who’s just been released from a 28-day stint in prison for drug possession – and her best friend Alexandra who prepares for a gig singing at a local nightclub. The film follows the duo over the course of a day – opening on a donut shop which serves as one of the key locations the two transitioning male-to-female call girls hang out. It’s the morning of Christmas Eve at the sketchy intersection of Santa Monica and Highland in Los Angeles and Alexandra and Sin-Dee are sharing a red-and-green sprinkled donut. »

- Ricky

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Bill Hunter bio in the works

14 July 2015 7:03 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Actor-director-writer David Field plans to pen a biography of his great mate Bill Hunter.

Field revealed his plans on Facebook, prompting numerous offers of help from colleagues and friends of the much-loved actor who died in 2011, aged 71.

Close buddies for more than 25 years, Hunter and Field often discussed co-writing a book but never got around to it.

.We were having too much fun,. Field tells If. He may use the title suggested by Hunter, which trades on one of the actor's favourite expressions, .Stand Where and Say What?.

Field first met Hunter, whose credits include Newsfront, Gallipoli, Strictly Ballroom, Muriel's Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, Road to Nhill, Crackerjack, The Pacific and The Cup, at the Belvoir Theatre.

They worked together twice, in Laurie McInnes. 1993 black-and-white drama Broken Highway and in Alkinos Tsilimidos.s 2004 film Tom White, which starred Colin Friels as an architect whose life unravels after a nervous breakdown. »

- Don Groves

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Greek film industry reeling from Eurozone crisis

12 July 2015 3:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Greek distributors and exhibitors face uncertainty as the country’s financial future hangs in the balance.

As the future of Greece in the Eurozone and the EU itself acquires ever more dramatic dimensions, local distributors are bracing for the worst. Contracts signed with international sales agents are being closely scrutinised to decide whether renegotiations are possible in cases of need.

According to Rosebud 21’s Zinos Panagiotides, who consulted with other key distribution outlets such Odeon, Feelgood Entertainment and Spentzos before speaking to ScreenDaily, the distribution market will remain under control through mid-August in spite of the dramatic decline in admissions since the start of the year.

Industry forecasts for 10 million admissions for 2014-15 (an increase from under 9 million the previous three years) have been shelved in the wake of the current crisis.

While 70,000-80,000 admissions are an average for Greek weekends, this figure plummeted 47,000 in the first weekend of July, as the crisis »

- alexisgrivas@yahoo.com (Alexis Grivas)

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Sand, Sun And RPattz Star In This Full 'Queen Of The Desert' Trailer - MTV

8 July 2015 5:31 PM, PDT | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

The full trailer for Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert” is here, which means Robert Pattinson fans need to go ahead and push play to catch a longer glimpse at his T.E. Lawrence impression. But don’t expect him to be the one swinging with the swoons in “Queen” because the romantic spotlight has actually gone instead to Nicole Kidman and James Franco (and sort of Damian Lewis, too). The pair portray Gertrude Bell and her lover, and while Franco might be the multi-hyphenate Irl, it’s her character that does all the things in the movie, including writing, archaeology, exploring, cartography, an . »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Screen Australia pumps $1.6 million into eight new projects

7 July 2015 9:22 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Screen Australia has injected almost $1.6 million in funding into eight new projects through its Multiplatform Drama program..

The program is intended to support unorthodox projects released on a variety of platforms.

Screen Australia senior investment manager, Tim Phillips, said the new slate demonstrated the fund.s twin goals of supporting exciting new teams and finding fresh ideas from established talent..

"Funding from Screen Australia helps deliver on the promise and potential of these ideas, and assists content makers release and market their stories worldwide,. he said.

Screen Australia head of production, Sally Caplan, said the fund was both creator and audience focused.

.Adelaide.s RackaRacka and Triptych Pictures are the latest team supported under the fund to deliver views in the many millions with their Versus series," she said..

"For brave local content which is connecting with audiences globally, you need look no further than our Multiplatform fund..

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- Brian Karlovsky

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Nicole Kidman journeys across the Middle East in breathtaking Queen of the Desert trailer

7 July 2015 5:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nicole Kidman completely embodies the writer and traveller Gertrude Bell on a journey across the Middle East in a trailer for Queen of the Desert.

The latest film from iconic German filmmaker Werner Herzog chronicles the traveller's exploration of Bedouin communities in the Middle East at the turn of the 20th century.

Throughout her journey, she charms historic figures like archaeologist Te Lawrence (Robert Pattinson), the politician Henry Cadogan (James Franco) and military leader Charles Doughty-Wylie (Damian Lewis).

Herzog wrote the sweeping epic, before shooting it on location in both Morocco and Jordan.

Queen of the Desert had a high-profile screening earlier in 2015 as part of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival.

The film will open in the Us on September 15. A UK release is yet to be confirmed. »

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New trailer for Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman

4 July 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new trailer has arrived online for Werner Herzog’s upcoming biographical drama Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman as Gertrude Bell, and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. As an educated young woman, for whom no suitable husband can be found in England, she journeys to Tehran. After a tragic love affair with diplomat and inveterate gambler Henry Cadogan, she decides to give up on her private life and discover the region as an explorer. Before the backdrop of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire she learns languages, translates literature, meets with Muslim dignitaries in Cairo, Basra and Baghdad and earns their trust through her pluck and respect. »

- Gary Collinson

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Nicole Kidman Fiery, Fearless in New Queen of the Desert Trailer (watch!)

3 July 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Nicole Kidman is featured in all her glory as Gertrude Bell in a new trailer for Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” a sweeping film about the early 20th century explorer who helped redraw the map of the Middle East following World War I. The emphasis in this clip is on sweep. Robert Pattinson plays Lawrence, Damian Lewis plays Charles Doughty-Wylie and James Franco plays Henry Cadogan. ...Read More »

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New Trailer Introduces Nicole Kidman As Werner Herzog’s Queen Of The Desert

3 July 2015 5:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The gender gap in Hollywood may be something that is only now being openly discussed, but it has never really been much of a secret. While progress can be seen, slowly creeping into many genres, it is perhaps the biopic that seems to be desperately clinging on to an unconscious love of white men. Every year, we are bombarded with tales of heroic, interesting and complex men – towering historical figures that have shaped and influenced the world we live in. In fact, if you drew your information from cinema only, you could be forgiven for believing that women have contributed very little – such is the extent of erasure on display. You might even get quite excited about the latest film from writer-director Werner Herzog, titled Queen Of The Desert.

Starring Nicole Kidman, the film tells the story of Gertrude Bell, and her fascinating life spent travelling and working as a »

- Sarah Myles

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Full Us Trailer for Herzog's 'Queen of the Desert' with Nicole Kidman

2 July 2015 4:08 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"It is something that you in your world would never understand..." Atlas Distribution has debuted a new Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman as the legendary Gertrude Bell, who was an important figure in Middle East relations in the early 1900s. This isn't the first trailer we've featured, however the other trailer was an international version, this new one has a much more epic, Lawrence of Arabia-esque feel. Which is what they're really selling it like, with Robert Pattinson playing T.E. Lawrence and everything, but it's really a story about Bell's life. The cast includes James Franco, Damian Lewis and Jenny Agutter. This trailer does really give everything its got to try and sell tickets. Here's the official Us trailer for Werner Herzog's Queen of the Desert, found on Atlas' YouTube: The film tells the story of Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) who, »

- Alex Billington

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‘Queen of the Desert’ Trailer: Werner Herzog Sends Nicole Kidman to the Middle East

2 July 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

After several documentaries, Werner Herzog returns to narrative features this year with Queen of the Desert. Nicole Kidman stars as Gertrude Bell, an English explorer sometimes described as the “female Lawrence of Arabia.” Along with the male Lawrence of Arabia (played here by Robert Pattinson), she helped shape the Middle East region as we know […]

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- Angie Han

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Extended U.S. Trailer For ‘Queen of the Desert’ Starring Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson & More

2 July 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Werner Herzog‘s first narrative feature in quite some time will finally be arriving this fall, following a premiere at Berlin this year. Queen of the Desert tracks the story of legendary cartographer Gertrude Bell, a diplomatic explorer, who negotiated with Arab nations and helped establish the countries of Iraq and Jordan. Led by Nicole KidmanRobert Pattinson, James Franco, and Damian […] »

- Jordan Raup

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New 3-Minute 'Queen of the Desert' Trailer Starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson

2 July 2015 1:34 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Similar to today's movies, even the trailers for them are getting too long as domestic distributor Atlas Distribution has released a three-plus minute trailer for Werner Herzog's new movie Queen of the Desert starring Nicole Kidman as historian, novelist and member of the British secret service, Gertrude Bell, who played a decisive role around 1920 in setting the course for the new political order in the Middle East. Along with Kidman, the film co-stars Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis and James Franco and as of right now does not have a planned release date as I expect Atlas will try and screen it at a couple of the upcoming Fall festivals before deciding where to ultimately place it. Give the trailer a watch below. sb id="1540441" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Epic New Trailer For Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' With Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, & More

2 July 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There's no date yet for the U.S. release of Werner Herzog's "Queen Of The Desert," but with the domestic distributor Atlas unveiling an epic, 3-minute-plus new trailer, we imagine one is just around the corner. This promo is the best look yet at the sweeping period piece from the filmmaker, which is something different than we're used to from the auteur. Read More: Review: Werner Herzog's 'Queen Of The Desert' Starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, And Robert Pattinson Nicole Kidman leads the film as Gertrude Bell, a British explorer, traveler, archaeologist, and political officer who made her influence known in the Middle East during the 1920s, helping to shape its future. She's joined by James Franco, Damian Lewis, and Robert Pattinson in the historical drama and this lengthy synopsis have everything you need to know about the flick:  A true story of the life of British explorer and adventurer, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Michael Fassbender looks nothing like Steve Jobs: 7 actors who don't resemble real-life counterparts

2 July 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Say what you like about Ashton Kutcher's Jobs movie, but it did hold one ace up its sleeve that the Danny Boyle-directed biopic doesn't - an actor who actually resembles the character they're playing.

We take a look at a handful of stars who don't look anything like the real-life people they played.

1. Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

As brilliant an actor as the Shame star is, it's clear from the trailers for Danny Boyle's biopic that little has been done to make Fassbender look like the man he's portraying. Ashton Kutcher has him beat in that department (as does Noah Wyle if you go all the way back to Pirates of Silicon Valley), but with the talent involved here we're expecting Steve Jobs to be a cut above Jobs.

Intriguingly, prior to Fassbender's casting Christian Bale was circling the role before bowing out due to worries »

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Exclusive: A dust storm won't stop Nicole Kidman in new 'Strangerland' clip

1 July 2015 2:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Nicole Kidman could have taken her career in a number of different directions, but after dipping her toe in some studio misfires in the mid-2000's she continues to make daring choices that many other actors with her notoriety would shy away from.  In the past two years she's starred in the polarizing "Stoker," the art house hit "The Railway Man," took on "Grace of Monaco" (a film that had a dramatically different original screenplay), made kids tremble as the villain in the family blockbuster "Paddington" and played Gertrude Bell in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert" which debuted at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival.  But, wait.  There's more. Kidman has already finished shooting the big screen adaptation of "Lion," has a significant role in Billy Ray's remake of "The Secret in Their Eyes" and stars opposite Jason Bateman in his highly anticipated drama "The Family Fang" (which has »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Guy Pearce Bio

29 June 2015 5:29 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Guy Pearce (born October 5, 1967) is a British-Australian actor and musician. Pearce is well-known for his work on both film and television. In Australia, his breakout performances came in the series Neighbours and the film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. International audiences recognize him from L.A. Confidential, Memento, The Hurt Locker, […]

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- Ryan McDonnell

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In Which Matt Bomer Compares Magic Mike Xxl to Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

29 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You may have just drooled over those recent Matt Bomer shirtless pictures, but come Friday, you'll get to see him take it off - take it all off yet again - in the sequel Magic Mike Xxl. I visited the set last year with a few other reporters, and when we chatted with Bomer, we made sure to find out if his character, Ken, would be talking this time around - you know, more than one line. The sexy star opened up about what else we'll learn about his character, as well as the unlikely movie he compares this one too. Check out Bomer's interview, then find out what Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello had to say on the set. Considering your character, Ken, doesn't have many lines in the first Magic Mike, how much more will we hear you speak this time? "Well, I mean, more, but it is »

- Shannon-Vestal

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