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Stephen Woolley & Elizabeth Karlsen To Receive BAFTA For Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema

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Carol and Colette producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, co-founders of Number 9 Films, are to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the 72nd BAFTAs on Sunday 10 February in London. Previous recipients of the prestigious BAFTA award include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title, John Hurt and BBC Films.

Producing duo Woolley and Karlsen are among the most prolific indie film producers working in the UK today. Woolley began his career in the mid-70s before owning and running iconic repertory cinema, the Scala. Alongside Nik Powell, he founded Palace Pictures, distributing more than 250 films from the likes of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach as well as international hits like Paris, Texas, When Harry Met Sally and The Evil Dead. On the production side, 1983 marked the beginning of his collaboration with Neil Jordan. The Company of Wolves was their first film together, which was nominated for four BAFTAs.
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Comes to Blu-ray for the First Time in January

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Comes to Blu-ray for the First Time in January
Shout Factory! Select will release the classic con-men comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in a collector's edition Blu-ray set for the first time on January 22nd, 2019. This release is mastered from a brand-new 2K scan of the film and comes complete with bonus features including a new interview with writer Dale Launer, behind-the-scenes featurette, and audio commentary with director Frank Oz.

In the south of France, two rival con men - suave and sophisticated Lawrence and third-rate American hustler Freddy - make a wager. The first one to extract $50,000 from the next woman they meet wins ... and the other leaves town. The bet is on, the stakes are high and the blows are low in this hysterically funny, ruthlessly witty, dirty, rotten comedy!

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Special Features:&#8226 Mastered from a Brand-New 2K Scan of the Film&#8226 New Interview with Writer Dale Launer&#8226 Audio Commentary with Director Frank Oz&#8226 Featurette&#8226 Trailers
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Hatton Garden heist film King of Thieves gets a U.S. trailer

As King of Thieves gets ready for release in North America next month, a new U.S. trailer for the true crime story of the Hatton Garden heist has been released. From director James Marsh with a script by Joe Penhall, the film stars Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, Paul Whitehouse and Ray Winstone as a group of thieves on their final job gone wrong. Watch the trailer below….

From the producers of Legend and Baby Driver, and featuring an all-star cast of homegrown legends led by Sir Michael Caine, King of Thieves is the darkly funny, incredible true story of the Hatton Garden robbery, the most daring heist in British criminal history.

Here’s our exclusive interview with James Marsh, Charlie Cox and Joe Penhall…

King of Thieves is set for release in North American theaters and On Demand January 25, 2019.

The post Hatton Garden
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A Hostless Oscars? The Last Time the Academy Tried That, Things Got Ugly

A Hostless Oscars? The Last Time the Academy Tried That, Things Got Ugly
As the Academy goes into late December without a host to replace Kevin Hart at the helm of the 2019 Oscars show, talk has turned to the idea of having a show without a host. It has been done a few times in the past, both in shows in the late ’60s and early ’70s and then again as recently as 1989.

But be careful what you wish for, all you who are proposing a hostless Oscars.

After all, the last Academy Awards show that didn’t have a host, the 61st Oscars in 1989, is widely considered the worst Oscars ever. No, the lack of a host didn’t really have much to do with the show’s multitudinous failures. And no, this year’s producer, Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director, Glenn Weiss, aren’t likely to make the kind of mistakes that Allan Carr made back then.

But looking at that show,
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Michael Caine Orchestrates London Jewelry Heist In “King of Thieves’ Trailer

Michael Caine, still an acting workhorse at 85, headlines King of Thieves, the true story of a group of retired crooks who pulled off a jewelry raid at London’s diamond district. Caine plays Brian Reader, the mastermind behind the operation, with Ray Winstone, Charlie Cox (Daredevil) and Jim Broadbent rounding out the ensemble. James Marsh, [...]

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New Us Trailer for Old Guys Heist Ensemble Comedy 'King of Thieves'

"Which side are you on?" Saban Films has unveiled a new official Us trailer for heist comedy The King of Thieves, the latest film from British filmmaker James Marsh. We featured two other UK trailers for this through the year, but it's finally getting released in the Us in late January. The film tells the "incredible true story" of the Hatton Garden diamond robbery in London, which took place in April of 2015. A group of retired thieves decide to pull off one of the biggest heists ever in London robbing safe deposit boxes - and they got away with roughly £200 million, but were eventually caught. Michael Caine leads the fun cast, with Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, and Ray Winstone. I've been waiting to see this all year! Glad it'll be out soon. Here's the full Us trailer (+ new poster) for James Marsh's The King of ...
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Quiz: Are you a festive film fanatic?

So, you fancy yourself as a bit of an authority on Christmas cinema … but do you know your Elf from your Snowman? Or how Gonzo, Kermit et al line up in the Muppet Christmas Carol? Test yourself with this fun festive quiz

What is the first booby trap “wet bandits” Harry and Marv encounter when they try to gain entry to the McCallister residence in Home Alone?

They both get shot with a Bb gun

Marv stands on glass Christmas ornaments after climbing through the window

Harry burns his hand on the front door knob

They both slip on the frozen stairs

Who plays Charles Dickens in the Muppet Christmas Carol?

Fozzie Bear

Kermit the Frog

Gonzo

Miss Piggy

In the film Elf, what is Buddy’s job growing up in the north pole?

Looking after reindeer

Toy testing

Wrapping up presents

Making the tea

The Polar Express was based
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Sean Connery and Michael Caine's The Man Who Would Be King Is the Best Movie You've Probably Never Seen

In 1975 director John Huston released a passion project of his called The Man Who Would Be King, which is an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1888 adventure novel.

The movie starred Sean Connery and Michael Caine as two former British soldiers named Daniel Dravot and Peachy Carnahan who decide to set themselves up as kings in Kafiristan, which is a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great. As you might imagine, things start out better than they could’ve imagined, but then their story takes a turn for the worse.

I was introduced to this film by my dad when I was a kid and it’s a favorite film of mine. We used to watch it all the time, but I hadn’t seen the movie in years. Then I noticed that it recently popped up on Amazon Prime, so of course, I had to
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Harry Potter And Game Of Thrones Stars Join Kingsman Prequel

The Kingsman franchise continues next year not with Kingsman 3 but a prequel movie set a hundred years ago that’ll tell the story of the founding of the upper class secret service. Rumored to be titled The Great Game, the pic’s already cast Harry Dickinson and Ralph Fiennes in the Eggsy/Galahad-type roles and now, three more stars have been announced to be signing up for Fox’s spy movie.

Rhys Ifans, known for the Harry Potter films and The Amazing Spider-Man, is in talks to portray a character described as “a dangerous and manipulative Russian mystic.” Story leaks have pointed to real-life figure Grigori Rasputin, often associated with mysticism, being the main villain of the piece, so it stands to reason that this is who Ifans is in line to play.

What’s more, Captain America: Civil War’s Zemo Daniel Bruhl and Game of Thrones star
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Henry Cavill-Led Psychological Thriller ‘Nomis’ Picked Up by Saban Films

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Saban Films announced on Wednesday that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Nomis,” a psychological thriller starring Henry Cavill and Oscar winner Ben Kingsley.

The film, written and directed by first-time feature film director David Raymond, follows Marshall (Cavill), a weathered police lieutenant who’s investigating a string of female abductions and murders linked to an online predator. As new leads emerge and the case unravels, Marshall teams with local vigilante (Kingsley) in pursuit of vengeance.

“Nomis” had its world premiere at the closing night of the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Also Read: Saban Films Acquires Us Rights to Michael Caine's 'King of Thieves'

Along with Cavill and Kingsley, “Nomis” also stars Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci, Alexandra Daddario, Minka Kelly and Nathan Fillion.

Raymond also produced alongside Robert Ogden Barnum, Arise PicturesChris Pettit and Buffalo Gals’ Jeff Beesley, and Rick Dugdale.

Bromiley and Jonathan Saba
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‘Medieval’: First Stills Of Ben Foster & Michael Caine In Historical Action-Drama Shooting In Czech Republic

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‘Medieval’: First Stills Of Ben Foster & Michael Caine In Historical Action-Drama Shooting In Czech Republic
Exclusive: Here are some striking first look stills from the production of Medieval, the historical action-drama starring Ben Foster, Michael Caine, Til Schweiger, Sophie Lowe, Matthew Goode and William Mosely.

Currently shooting in Czech Republic, director Petr Jákl’s feature is inspired by the origin story of 14th century warlord Jan Zizka of Trocnov (Ben Foster), who along with his band of mercenaries became entangled with an heiress and battled a rival King in a struggle for greater freedom for the Czech people.

Caine plays Lord Boresh who is the right hand of the Czech King Wenceslaus IV and Goode plays King Sigismund of Hungary and Croatia.

Jákl wrote the screenplay and is producing alongside Cassian Elwes, and Double Tree Entertainment LLC. The film is produced with the support of private investors, the Czech Film Fund, the Prague Film Fund and Creative Europe – Media. Additional support comes from Middle Bohemia Region,
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The Five Best Michael Caine Films of his Career

Michael Caine is one of those old actors that has lived a very long and interesting life to say the least. He served in the British Army, was knighted by the queen, and has been nominated every decade for an Academy award along with Jack Nicholson. To say that he’s led an impressive life is kind of selling him short but it’s also summing it up in a very simplistic manner. The movies he’s been in stretch way back to when he was a much younger man, but those that have come in the last few decades have been just

The Five Best Michael Caine Films of his Career
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‘Rebecca’ Starring Lily James and Armie Hammer Goes to Netflix

Netflix and Working Title confirm that British director Ben Wheatley has signed on to direct “Kingsman” screenwriter Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic romantic thriller.

Lily James (Working Title’s “Baby Driver” and “Darkest Hour”) stars as a young married woman (played by Joan Fontaine in Hitchcock’s 1940 classic) who arrives at Manderley, the bleak English coast estate of her new husband Maxim DeWinter (“On the Basis of Sex” star Armie Hammer takes on the Laurence Olivier role). There she battles the shadow of his dead first wife Rebecca, as well as her imposing housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.

More details to come. James most recently starred in the worldwide blockbuster “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” while Hammer is coming off the acclaimed “Call Me by Your Name” and a role in the upcoming Rbg biopic “On the Basis of Sex.”

This is not Working Title’s
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‘Rebecca’ Starring Lily James and Armie Hammer Goes to Netflix

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Netflix and Working Title confirm that British director Ben Wheatley has signed on to direct “Kingsman” screenwriter Jane Goldman’s adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic romantic thriller.

Lily James (Working Title’s “Baby Driver” and “Darkest Hour”) stars as a young married woman (played by Joan Fontaine in Hitchcock’s 1940 classic) who arrives at Manderley, the bleak English coast estate of her new husband Maxim DeWinter (“On the Basis of Sex” star Armie Hammer takes on the Laurence Olivier role). There she battles the shadow of his dead first wife Rebecca, as well as her imposing housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers.

More details to come. James most recently starred in the worldwide blockbuster “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” while Hammer is coming off the acclaimed “Call Me by Your Name” and a role in the upcoming Rbg biopic “On the Basis of Sex.”

This is not Working Title’s
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5 Horror Sequels With Surprisingly Famous Stars

Good news for fans of pint-sized horror – The Boy is getting a sequel. And surprisingly it stars Katie Holmes.

With all due respect to original lead Lauren Cohan, this is heavyweight casting. Cohan gave a strong performance and is world famous through The Walking Dead. But you’d kinda expect things to be the other way around for The Boy 2, right?

There must be something that drew Holmes to the follow-up – guess we’ll find out when it lands. In the meantime here are some other cases of big names who raised eyebrows appearing down the list of a fearsome franchise…

5. Michael Caine – Jaws The Revenge (1987)

Let’s start with one of the most famous pieces of casting in horror history. The great Roy Scheider starred in the first two Jaws movies (reluctantly in the case of the 2nd).

But for some reason, the franchise’s biggest name appeared in Part 4… Michael Caine!
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Douglas Rain, Voice of Hal 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90

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Douglas Rain, Voice of Hal 9000 in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Dies at 90
Douglas Rain, who voiced the soft-spoken Hal 9000 robot that went rogue in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” has died. He was 90.

The Stratford Festival, which Rain, who was a dedicated Shakespearean actor, co-founded in 1952, said that Rain had died of natural causes in Stratford, Ont. in Canada.

The festival said Rain performed at the festival for more than 45 years.

“Canadian theatre has lost one of its greatest talents and a guiding light in its development,” the festival’s artistic director, Antoni Cimolino, said in a press release Sunday, according to CTV.

“Douglas Rain was that rare artist: an actor deeply admired by other actors.”

Rain was born in Winnipeg, Man. in 1928, studied at the Old Vic in London, and performed at theaters and festival across Canada. He received a Tony nomination in 1972 for his role in Robert Bolt’s production of “Vivat! Vivat! Regina!”

All of Rain’s
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30 Classic World War II Movies, From ‘Battleground’ to ‘Dunkirk’ (Photos)

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Looking to look back on some history this Memorial Day? Critics and audiences alike didn’t think “Pearl Harbor” did WWII justice, but here are 29 other films that scored a 7/10 rating or higher on IMDb.

Pearl Harbor” (2001).

The Michael Bay-directed film starred Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale and follows the story of two best friends as they go off to war.

Saving Private Ryan” (1998).

Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore and Edward Burns, the film follows a group of U.S. soldiers that go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper.

The Thin Red Line” (1998).

Terrence Malick‘s adaptation of James Jones’ 1962 novel stars Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn and Nick Nolte, and focuses on the conflict at Guadalcanal.

A Midnight Clear” (1992).

The film starring Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon and Arye Gross tells the story of the American intelligence unit which finds a German platoon wishing to surrender.
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Movie Poster of the Week: Antonio Stella’s Top 10 Favorite Movie Posters

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Above: Tony Stella’s illustration for an alternative poster for Suspiria for Alphaville.One of my favorite working movie poster illustrators is the Italian-born, Berlin-based artist Tony Stella, a true connoisseur of cinema as well as a prodigious and prolific artist. I profiled Tony in this column a few years ago. Tony recently joined forces with the designer known as Midnight Marauder to start the boutique movie poster design agency Alphaville, and since I recently asked Mm for his ten favorite movie posters it was only fair that I ask Tony too, a task he took up with alacrity.So, without further ado, here are Tony Stella’s ten favorite movie posters of all-time, in ascending order, with his own comments. His choices take us on a tour through some of the best movie poster illustration of the past 50 years.10. Get Carter (1971)“The number ten spot was a toss-up between
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Jim Gaffigan Thriller ‘American Dreamer’ Lands At Saban Films

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Saban Films has acquired North American rights to American Dreamer, Derrick Borte’s thriller starring Jim Gaffigan as a down-on-his-luck rideshare driver who gets in way over his head with drug dealers and a kidnapping. Saban plans a theatrical release for the pic, which had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Gaffigan plays Cam — who, in addition to driving, makes extra cash chauffeuring a low-level drug dealer around town. He soon finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer’s child, and tension grows as he escorts the man in search of the child. Robbie Jones, Isabel Arraiza, Alejandro Hernandez and Tammy Blanchard co-star. Borte wrote the script with Daniel Forte.

Scott Lochmus produced for Storyland Pictures in association with the Virginia Film Office and Old Dominion University. Jonathan Gray, Mary Vernieu, Xyz Films and Sugar Studios executive produced. Ness Saban and
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Saban Films announces deal on thriller 'American Dreamer'

Xyz Films represented filmmakers in deal.

Saban Films announced at Afm on Monday (5) it has acquired North American rights to London Town and The Joneses director Derrick Borte’s thriller American Dreamer starring comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan from Chappaquiddick.

Gaffigan makes his debut as a leading man in the story about a down-on-his-luck ride share driver who makes cash on the side chauffeuring a low-level drug dealer around town. When he finds himself in financial dire straits, the driver kidnaps the dealer’s child.

American Dreamer premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and also stars Robbie Jones, Isabel Arraiza,
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