As you can see the series is set in England during the Edwardian era, which is the same era that Downton Abby is set it. I absolutely love that fact that this series will be a period piece! After all, the book itself was written during that time. This is the era that I wish Steven Spielberg would have set it his movie in.
The three-part series was adapted by Peter Harness, who is the screenwriter worked on The Zygon
The three-part mini-series will be the first adaptation of the classic novel since Spielberg’s Tom Cruise blockbuster in 2005, and will focus on Spall and Tomlinson’s relationship, which goes against the conventions of 1900s England, only to take a back seat when the invasion begins. Joining the resistance will be Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting) and Rupert Graves (Sherlock).
Throughout the years there have been so many iterations of The War of the Worlds, including the infamous 1938 radio transmission, which was read by Orson Welles,
Unlike Steven Spielberg’s movie adaptation, the series is true to the classic novel’s English setting and follows George (Spall) and his partner, Amy (Tomlinson), as they attempt to start a life together. Graves is Frederick, George’s elder brother,
Filming has begun in Liverpool on BBC One’s The War Of The Worlds, starring Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) and Rafe Spall (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom).
The three-part drama is produced by Mammoth Screen and adapted by Peter Harness (Wallander).
It is the first UK TV adaptation of Hg Wells’ 1898 sci-fi novel, following Steven Spielberg’s 2005 film version starring Tom Cruise.
Set in Edwardian England, the series follows Amy (Tomlinson) and partner George (Spall) as they try to defy both the prejudices of society and an alien invasion to start a life together. Also in
Native review, Kat Hughes.
Two scientists; a young female, Eva (Ellie Kendrick), and older man, Cane (Rupert Graves), are hurtled through space. Their mission, to establish contact with the source of a distant musical transmission. As they venture further into the outer ranges of space, Cane loses contact with his psychic link to his home planet and begins to spiral out of control. It is then left to Eva to bring Cane back in line and stop the mission from going awry.
Native is a product of Liverpool-born first-time feature director, Daniel Fitzsimmons, and seeks to add a healthy amount of philosophical pondering to the genre. The movie is released in selected cinemas across the United Kingdom from Friday 26th February and offers a distinctly different take on what we
Director and co-writer Daniel Fitzsimmons makes his interesting feature debut with a smart lo-fi sci-fi. It’s a claustrophobic chamber piece, occasionally opened out into weird interplanetary dreamscapes.
Fitzsimmons is making his production budget count, and he’s getting the most from his two actors: Ellie Kendrick and Rupert Graves, giving intelligent and committed performances. There are derivative touches here, taken from any and every post-Kubrick sci-fi you’ve ever seen, but the influences are capably absorbed and it reminded me very agreeably of the 70s TV show The Tomorrow People.
Science Fiction is one of the longest standing genres across all art forms, and over the years it has gone on quite a journey in the film world. It’s one of the few genre’s that gives the creator an immense amount of freedom, allowing them to create whole world’s, societies, galaxies even, of their own imagination in a bid to wow audiences. The latest filmmaker to unleash his vision upon cinema-goers is writer and director Daniel Fitzsimmons.
The film in question is Native. Starring Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Ellie Kendrick (Game of Thrones) and Pollyanna McIntosh (The Walking Dead), the film is Daniel’s feature debut. Set primarily aboard a spacecraft, Native tells the story of two scientists travelling across a vast universe as they seek to investigate the source of a distant transmission. It being a space-set film, problems inevitably
Brydon stars as an accountant who is trying to win back his wife (Jane Horrocks) and who stumbles upon a surprising solution in the form of a male synchronized-swimming team.
The film co-stars Rupert Graves, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Thomas Turgoose, Daniel Mays and Charlotte Riley. It is directed by Parker from a screenplay by Aschlin Ditta and produced by Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch for MetFilm Production and Maggie Monteith for Dignity Film Finance.
The U.K. deal was negotiated between Gabrielle Stewart for Hanway and Ed Caffrey for Vertigo.
Oliver Parker’s Rob Brydon-starring comedy Swimming With Men has been picked up for UK distribution by Vertigo Releasing from sales agent HanWay Films.
HanWay’s MD Gabrielle Stewart negotiated the deal with Ed Caffrey on behalf of Vertigo Releasing. The UK release is being set for May-June this year.
In the film, comedian and actor Brydon plays Eric, who believes he can win back his wife Heather (Jane Horrocks) by diving into the world of male synchronised swimming. Joining his local team, Eric finds an unlikely brotherhood in his fellow swimmers as they train for the world championships in Milan.
Rupert Graves, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Thomas Turgoose, Daniel Mays and Charlotte Riley also star. Oliver Parker directs from a screenplay by Aschlin Ditta. Producers are Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch from MetFilm Production with Maggie Monteith from Dignity Film Finance.
Gabrielle Stewart commented:
The Madness of King George
1994 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 111 min. / Street Date October 31, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98
Starring: Nigel Hawthorne, Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Amanda Donohoe, Rupert Everett, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter, Rupert Graves, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Anthony Calf, John Wood, Robert Swann, Peter Woodthorpe.
Cinematography: Andrew Dunn
Film Editor: Tariq Anwar
Production Design: Ken Adam
Written by Alan Bennett from his play
Produced by Stephen Evans, David Parfitt
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Every few years the
Do you not think that Maurice’s moustache would be the making of him?
No. It’s revolting.
This exchange about an hour into Merchant-Ivory’s 1987 classic gem Maurice, made me laugh so hard. There are so many moustaches in Maurice. It must’ve been the fashion in Edwardian England. But Hugh Grant’s Clive Durham is right, Maurice’s is revolting. But then how come later on he grows one even more revolting. In the world of Maurice, moustaches are the ultimate boner killers.
Maurice (James Wilby) and Grant’s Clive meet when they are students at Cambridge in 1909 and fall in love. Their relationship means a bit more to Maurice, he’s so smitten. And who wouldn’t be infatuated with Grant at the height of his floppy haired gorgeousness. Clive though always keeps him at an arm’s length, never succumbing to carnality. And we
Can you believe Maurice came out 30 years ago? James Ivory’s film adaptation of E.M. Forster’s novel was released in the fall of 1987, a year after the Oscar winning A Room with a View. While it was never as celebrated as the former, throughout the years it’s come to be more highly regarded for its groundbreaking Lgbtq romance, and as the film that launched Hugh Grant’s screen career.
The tale of forbidden love between the title character (played by James Wilby) and a male servant (Rupert Graves) is filled with pithy dialogue, handsome actors and a then unparalleled sensuality when it comes to conveying gay romance. Its influence can be seen in countless films that came after it, yet for decades it remained the happiest of Lgbtq screen romances. That's a position I discussed with Mr. Ivory as the film is being re-released in
Screen can reveal the first look at Dad’s Army director Oliver Parker’s comedy Swimming With Men, produced by Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch (The Infidel) of Met Film and Maggie Monteith of Dignity Film Finance (Brotherhood), in association with Amp Film.
Aschlin Ditta wrote the screenplay.
Exec producers include Paul Webster (Atonement) and Guy Heeley (Locke) of Shoebox Films and Al Morrow (Sour Grapes) and Jonny Persey (Little Ashes) of Met Film. Umedia are also on board as co-producers and financiers
The picture depicts (from left) Thomas Turgoose (This is England), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Daniel Mays (Rogue One), Adeel Akhtar (The Night Manager), Rob Brydon (The Trip) and Rupert Graves (Sherlock).
Also starring are Charlotte Riley (Edge Of Tomorrow) and Jane Horrocks (Little Voice).
HanWay handles sales on the movie, currently in production, about a man (Brydon) who finds new meaning in his life
Rob Brydon has squeezed into those budgie smugglers he has tucked at the back of his drawers to start filming on the upcoming British comedy Swimming with Men alongside a pretty decent cast which includes Charlotte Riley ad Daniel Mays.
The production which is underway today in pools across London, Hertfordshire and Essex, is said to be a heart-warming comedy about a man in the throes of a mid-life crisis who finds meaning in the most unlikely of places: an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronised swimming team.
At the heart of the story is Eric, a 40-something stuck in a rut. With his marriage in tatters and his life generally going to pieces, Eric finds unexpected refuge in the company of a motley crew of middle-aged, slightly saggy men, who meet up once a week at the local municipal pool literally and figuratively to tread water together.
The cast also includes Adeel Akhtar, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley, Thomas Turgoose, and Nathaniel Parker. Principal photography started Tuesday in London, Hertfordshire and Essex.
The film tells the story of a man suffering a mid-life crisis (Brydon) who finds new meaning to his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronized swimming team.
“‘Swimming With Men’ has the DNA of some of our most beloved British comedies, from ‘The Full Monty’ to ‘Calendar Girls,” said HanWay’s managing director Gabrielle Stewart. “If just half of the fun we have seen in practice in the pool these last few weeks translates onto the screen,
Starring James Wilby and Hugh Grant as two undergraduate students at Cambridge University, it follows the two characters, Maurice and Clive, as they fell in love at the University during a time when homosexuality in England was a punishable offense by the law. Judging from the preview, it looks to be a gorgeous restoration following recent previous Ivory re-releases.
Check out the trailer and poster below via Indiewire.
Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster’s Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one’s sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding.
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Based on E.M. Forster’s 1971 novel by the same name, “Maurice” followed the story of two undergraduate Cambridge students, Maurice (Wilby) and Clive (Grant), who fall in love at a time when any reference of homosexuality at the English university was omitted and same-sex relationships was punishable by the law.
The film also starred Rupert Graves and Ben Kingsleyco.
That said, Euros' story, or the execution of it, might have been too much for Sherlock's own good. The plot itself left us as many questions as it did answers, which makes it much less satisfying than if it had been a simpler but more compact story.
Let's start with what was great about Sherlock Season 4 Episode 3. This installment was one of the best ones to allow us to dive into who these people are, who they have become. Practically every moment, every scene revealed something about these characters.
We learned that the Holmes family can't just have a conversation, but resorts to experiments on each other to learn the
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