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Four Weddings and a Funeral: Hulu Orders Mindy Kaling (Mindy Show) Comedy Anthology Series

About a month ahead of high nuptial season, Hulu has ordered the Four Weddings and a Funeral TV show to series. Based on the 1994 feature film starring Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Charlotte Colement, the new series is a limited anthology. A scripted Hulu comedy, Four Weddings and a Funeral comes from writers Mindy Kaling and Matt Warburton. The duo will executive produce along with Jonathan Prince, Howard Klein, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner. The cast and TV series premiere date are Tbd. Read More…
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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Review

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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Review
The Man Who Invented Christmas Bleecker Street Director: Bharat Nalluri Screenwriter: Susan Coyne Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 12/11/17 Opens: November 22, 2017 Perhaps the biggest difference between movie critics and an ordinary audience is that most people probably prefer sentimental stories, whether comedies […]

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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Review

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The Man Who Invented Christmas Movie Review
Title: The Man Who Invented Christmas Director: Bharat Nalluri Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Morfydd Clark, Justin Edwards, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, Anna Murphy, Eddie Jackson, Neil Slevin, Paul Kealyn, Aleah Lennon, Ger Ryan, Ely Solan. Charles Dickens is synonymous with Yuletide, as attested by his ‘A […]

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Review: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ is a Charming Look Behind a Beloved Story

As Les Standiford’s book would tell it, Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) found himself in somewhat of a creative rut after a lengthy and expensive tour of America post-Oliver Twist. He had published three flops since buying a new London home in need of wholesale remodeling and began watching his pocketbook dwindle along with his confidence. It was as though the autumn of 1843 presented him a make or break moment wherein he wasn’t certain he would ever write again. And then inspiration struck with the voice of a new maid (Anna Murphy’s Tara) telling the children Irish ghost stories before bed. This idea of Christmas Eve providing a doorway of sorts to the spiritual world planted itself in Dickens’ mind. Soon after Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer) was born.

The last thing anyone needs in 2017 is another adaptation of A Christmas Carol — especially since none have ever come
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Movie Review – The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

The Man Who Invented Christmas, 2017.

Directed by Bharat Nalluri.

Starring Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Morfydd Clark, Miriam Margolyes, Donald Sumpter, Bill Paterson, Cosimo Fusco, Ian McNeice, Annette Badland, Justin Edwards, Ger Ryan, Miles Jupp, and Valeria Bandino.

Synopsis:

The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

There aren’t enough variations of A Christmas Carol *sarcasm* so here’s another one dubbed The Man Who Invented Christmas, directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day) exploring the creation of the widely celebrated holiday fable. Beauty and the Beast‘s Dan Stevens stars as revered author Charles Dickens (previously known for the beloved book Oliver Twist before penning arguably the greatest and most important Christmas story ever told), going through a writing career slump while continuing to deal with the falling out between
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UK Trailer Arrives For Festive Treat ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

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There’s no getting away from it – it’s getting closer and closer to Christmastime, and with it comes the flurry of Yuletide movies that will be lighting up your cinema screens over the next couple of months. One of them is The Man Who Invented Christmas, a film which tells the incredible story of how Charles Dickens came to write one of the most well-known stories in history, ‘A Christmas Carol’.

Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Miriam Margolyes and Simon Callow, which tells the incredible story of how Charles Dickens came to write one of the most well-known stories in history.

In 1843, Dickens was a literary rock star, but struggling financially after the slow sales of his previous novel, Martin Chuzzlewit. Seized with the vision of a story that would fire the hearts of humanity, Dickens pitched his publishers, ‘A Christmas Carol’, but they passed. Desperate,
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Full UK Trailer for 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' with Dan Stevens

"How do you make a world come alive?" Thunderbird Releasing has launched the UK trailer for the new holiday drama titled The Man Who Invented Christmas, telling the story of Charles Dickens and the creation of the character Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Dan Stevens stars as Dickens, and Christopher Plummer plays Scrooge, in this tale that mixes reality and imagination to tell us the story of how Dickens created this characters that would "forever change the holiday season into the celebration we know today." Also starring Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, and Justin Edwards. We already featured the first Us trailer last month, and while this looks intriguing, I'm not too sure it's going to become the next holiday classic. Watch below. Here's the brand new UK trailer for Bharat Nalluri's The Man Who Invented Christmas, on YouTube: You can
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Othello

Othello

Blu-ray

Criterion

1952 / Black and White / 1:33 / Street Date October 10, 2017

Starring Orson Welles, Suzanne Cloutier, Micheál MacLiammóir

Cinematography by G.R. Aldo, Anchise Brizzi, George Fanto, Alberto Fusi, Oberdan Troiani

Written by William Shakespeare (Adapted by Orson Welles)

Edited by Jenö Csepreghy, Renzo Lucidi, William Morton, Jean Sacha

Produced by Orson Welles, Julien Derode

Directed by Orson Welles

Shakespeare didn’t invent Orson Welles but he did define him; it can be said that if any one director took arms against the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, it was the man behind Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil and Chimes at Midnight. The 1952 production of Othello is exhibit A.

Filmed over a turbulent three year period in and around Morocco, Venice and Rome, Welles was bedeviled by an ever-changing cast and crew resulting in reshoots by five different cinematographers and assembled by four different editors. The sound recording was a joke.
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Trailer for Dan Stevens' The Man Who Invented Christmas about Charles Dickens' Creation of A Christmas Carol

We are now getting our first look at the official trailer and poster for a holiday drama about Charles Dickens titled The Man Who Invented Christmas. The movie follows Dickens and the creation of his iconic character Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas CarolDan Stevens stars as Dickens, and Christopher Plummer plays Scrooge. As you know, The Christmas Carol has become a major part of Christmas culture.

The film is directed by Bharat Nalluri (The 100) and is written by Susan Coyne. The cast includes Jonathan PryceSimon CallowDonald SumpterMiriam MargolyesIan McNeiceBill Paterson, and Justin Edwards

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for The Man Who Invented Christmas, which is set to be released on November 22nd.
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Dan Stevens is Dickens in 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' Trailer

"I'm the author here!" Bleecker Street Media recently released the first official trailer for a holiday drama titled The Man Who Invented Christmas, about the story of Charles Dickens and the creation of the character Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Dan Stevens stars as Dickens, and Christopher Plummer plays Scrooge, in this tale that mixes reality and imagination to tell us the story of how Dickens created this characters that would "forever change the holiday season into the celebration we know today." The full cast includes Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Donald Sumpter, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Bill Paterson, and Justin Edwards. This reminds me of the other film Goodbye Christopher Robin, about an author and his creation, but this one seems much more dark and fantastical. Have a look. Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Bharat Nalluri's The Man Who Invented Christmas, on YouTube: The Man Who Invented Christmas
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Blu-ray Review – The Ghoul (2016)

The Ghoul, 2016.

Directed by Gareth Tunley.

Starring Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Geoffrey McGivern, Rufus Jones, Paul Kaye, Niamh Cusack, and Dan Renton Skinner.

Synopsis:

A cop goes undercover as a patient in order to investigate a psychotherapist involved in a strange murder case.

With Ben Wheatley (A Field in England/Kill List) credited as executive producer you can guarantee that The Ghoul, the directorial debut feature from Gareth Tunley, isn’t going to be an easy or straightforward viewing experience. Opening on a police investigation of a double murder in a suburban house in London, the story centres on Chris (Tom MeetenSightseers), a burned-out homicide detective no longer on the force but brought in by his friend Jim (Dan Renton SkinnerHigh-Rise) to help out as Jim cannot figure out how two people were shot three times each and still managed to walk towards the front door of the house.
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Outlander: Your Quick Guide to Catching Up Before Season 3 Starts

Sure, you were planning to get up to speed on Outlander‘s second season ahead of the drama’s Sept. 10 return (Starz, 8/7c), but the entire summer — just like the 200 years that (Spoiler alert!) now separate Jamie and Claire — flew by in an instant.

Dinna fash: You’ve got more than a week until the Season 3 premiere, and TVLine is here to help.

Below is an ultraquick recap of each Season 2 episode. If you’re super busy, keep it handy on Sept. 10 as the new episodes begin. And if you happen to have a little leisure time this holiday weekend,
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Review: Mindhorn (2016)

The Isle of Man is famous for a few things – cats and the Tt Races among them – now it’s the setting for this independent comedy starring The Mighty Boosh‘s Julian Barratt. Unfortunately for Mindhorn/fortunately for the island, it will probably become a distant memory.

Hit shows and sitcoms are notoriously unsuccessful when transferred to the big screen, but sometimes they are just trying to give the fans what they want. Mindhorn cannot even lay claim to this as an excuse for its shortcomings. It bears many of the hallmarks many of the big comedies of the 2000s, but is not a spin off of any of them, making this a rather pointless exercise.

The premise is promising enough, even if it does sound reminiscent of some pictures that have come before it. A washed-up actor, by the name of Richard Thorncroft (Barratt) is assigned by his agency
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First Official Trailer for Drama 'Viceroy's House' with Gillian Anderson

"You think India is ready to rule itself?" IFC FIlms has debuted an official trailer for the drama Viceroy's House, telling the story of Lord Mountbatten's trip to New Delhi in 1947 to help transition India from British rule to independence. This is a story that has been told before in many other films previously, but we have another new take on it this year. Viceroy's House features Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Huma Qureshi, Michael Gambon, Lily Travers, Simon Callow, Manish Dayal, and Om Puri. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, and also played at the Belgrade Film Festival. It's goal is to focus on the division of India, and the creation of Pakistan, more than anything and how this destroyed the lives of so many different people. It's a good film, just not very memorable, but that's my take. Here's the first official trailer
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Win Viceroy’s House on Blu-ray

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Based on the true story of the final months of British rule in India, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’S House will release in the UK on Digital Download 24 July 2017 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 7 August 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 Blu-ray copies!

The release coincides with the 70th Anniversary of the Independence of India and the founding of Pakistan. After 300 years of British rulers, the last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten, was charged with handing India back to its people. It is a story that is deeply personal to Gurinder, whose own family was caught up in the tragic events that unfolded as the Raj came to an end.

The film’s story unfolds within the great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten, his wife, Lady Mountbatten and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim, Sikh servants. As the political elite – Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi – converged on the House to wrangle
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Diane Keaton: 'People in London drink in the afternoon ... wow!' – video interview

Diane Keaton’s new film is set in, and named after, the prosperous London district of Hampstead; she co-stars with Brendan Gleeson in a romantic comedy about an American woman who strikes up a relationship with an eccentric itinerant who lives in a shack on Hampstead Heath. Directed by Joel Hopkins and also featuring Simon Callow and James Norton, Hampstead is released on 23 July

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IFC Films Picks Up U.S. Rights to Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Viceroy’s House’

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IFC Films has acquired the U.S. rights to “Viceroy’s House,” a film about India’s transition to independence in 1947 directed by “Bend it Like Beckham’s” Gurinder Chadha. The movie is set for an early September release. “Viceroy’s House” stars Hugh Bonneville as British Lord Mountbatten and Gillian Anderson as his wife, Edwina, who were sent to New Delhi to oversee India’s move from British rule to independence. The film also features Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Simon Callow and Om Puri. Chadha wrote the script along with Paul Mayeda Berges and Moria Buffini. The film was produced by Chadha,
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IFC Films acquires 'Viceroy’s House'

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Pathe International represents international sales on Hugh Bonneville starrer.

IFC Films has acquired Us rights to Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House.

Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson star alongside Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Simon Callow and Om Puri.

Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges and Moria Buffini co-wrote Viceroy’s House, which takes place at the birth of modern India in 1947 as Lord Mountbatten is dispatched with his wife to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence.

Taking his place in the resplendent titular mansion, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transition. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by religion and culture proves challenging, setting off a struggle that threatens to tear India apart.

Chadha, Berges and Deepak Nayak served as producers and Cameron McCracken, Shibasish Sarkar, Christine Langan, Natascha Wharton and Tim O’Shea served as executive producers.

IFC Films plans a September release.

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Hugh Bonneville-Gillian Anderson’s ‘Viceroy’s House’ Lands at IFC

Hugh Bonneville-Gillian Anderson’s ‘Viceroy’s House’ Lands at IFC
IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to Gurinder Chadha’s historical drama “Viceroy's House,” starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson.

Icf is planning a release in early September. “Viceroys’ House” premiered in February out of competition at the Berlin Film Festival in February.

Bonneville portrays Lord Mountbatten and Anderson plays his wife Edwina in a story set in 1947 as Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power from British colonial rule to Indian self-governance. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart.

Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Simon Callow and Om Puriare also star. The script was written by Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges and Moria Buffini.

The film was produced by Chadha, Berges and Deepak Nayak. Executive producers are Cameron McCracken, Shibasish Sarkar,
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