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Meet Hollywood's New Heartthrob: After's Hero Fiennes Tiffin on His Harry Styles-Inspired Role

Meet Hollywood's New Heartthrob: After's Hero Fiennes Tiffin on His Harry Styles-Inspired Role
Get ready to meet Hollywood’s new heartthrob.

21-year-old British actor/model Hero Fiennes Tiffin is starring in After as Hardin Scott, a mysterious and sulking senior who catches the attention of innocent freshman Tessa Young, played by Josephine Langford. And his performance is bound to get some hearts beating when the movie opens in theaters on Friday.

Though some fans might recognize the movie due to its connection with One Direction and Harry Styles — the story was originally written as fan-fiction with Styles as the main character then later evolved into Hardin — After takes Hardin in a different direction
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Michael Gambon joins Aidan Gillen in James Joyce film 'James & Lucia' (exclusive)

Michael Gambon joins Aidan Gillen in James Joyce film 'James & Lucia' (exclusive)
Film to chronicle the last years of Irish writer Joyce’s life.

Michael Gambon has boarded the cast of James & Lucia, Robert Mullan’s drama about the final years of Irish writer James Joyce.

Aiden Gillen (Game Of Thrones) was previously announced to play Joyce back in 2017 and is still attached as the project aims for production in November 2019.

The film is a co-production between Ireland, Belgium and the Us. Producers are director Mullan through his Sisyphus Films, with Michael Garland for Grand Pictures, Morris Ruskin, Mark Andrews of MugShot Films, and UMedia.

The story tells of the final years
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2500 Hours Of The Jim Henson Company’s Catalogue Is Now On Amazon Prime

I received an email late last night informing me that around 2500 hours of original content from The Jim Henson Company has been released on Amazon Prime Video. Right now.

The Jim Henson Company

Yes, you can now view the likes of Fraggle Rock, The Storyteller, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, and Pajanimals on the streamer as part of your subscription.

The press release states that the following is now available.

Available in up to 68 territories including the Us, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the Nordics, the collection includes:

– Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series (13 x 30’): Based on the original, live-action puppet show, this animated series features new stories and songs.

– Doozer Music (1 x 15’): Features popular songs sung by the hardworking Doozers of Fraggle Rock.

– Fraggle Songs (1 x 60’): Showcases favorite songs from the first season of Fraggle Rock.

– The Song of the Cloud Forest (1 x 30’): A blend of music,
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Michael Caine in King Of Thieves Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital March 26th

A star-studded cast pulls off one of the biggest bank heists in history when King of Thieves arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital March 26 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Based on the unbelievable true story of the Hatton Garden Heist, this hilarious and thrilling crime caper stars two-time Oscar® winner Michael Caine, Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent, two-time Oscar® nominee Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, with Golden Globe® nominee Michael Gambon, and Ray Winstone. From director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) and from producer Michelle Wright (Baby Driver), the King of Thieves Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Check out this trailer:

A famous thief in his younger years, widower Brian Reader, 77 years of age, pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot an unprecedented burglary at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit. The thieves, all in
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Saban Films Acquires North American Rights to Richard Bates Jr.’s Tone-deaf

Ahead of its premiere at SXSW later this month, Saban Films announced that they've acquired North American rights to Tone-Deaf, from Excision, Suburban Gothic, and Trash Fire director Richard Bates Jr.

Los Angeles – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Richard Bates Jr.’s horror thriller Tone-Deaf. The film stars Robert Patrick and Amanda Crew, and is produced by Circle of Confusion’s Lawrence Mattis, Brad Mendelsohn and Matt Smith, and Best Medicine ProductionsBrion Hambel and Paul Jensen. Tone-Deaf will make its World Premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.

Tone-Deaf follows millennial Olive (Crew) who, after losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, leaves the city for a weekend of peace in the country, only to discover the shockingly dark underbelly of rural America. She rents an eccentric, ornate country house from Harvey (Patrick), an old-fashioned widower who's struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies.
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Saban Films Acquires Rights to Horror-Thriller ‘Tone-Deaf’ Ahead of SXSW

  • The Wrap
Saban Films Acquires Rights to Horror-Thriller ‘Tone-Deaf’ Ahead of SXSW
Saban Films announced on Friday that it has acquired North American rights to the horror-thriller, “Tone-Deaf,” ahead of its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.

The film, directed by Richard Bates Jr., stars Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”) and Amanda Crew (“Silicon Valley”).

Tone-Deaf” follows millennial Olive (Crew) who, after losing her job and imploding her latest dysfunctional relationship, leaves the city for a weekend of peace in the country, only to discover the shockingly dark underbelly of rural America. She rents an eccentric, ornate country house from Harvey (Patrick), an old-fashioned widower who’s struggling to hide his psychopathic tendencies. Soon two generations collide with terrifying results in this home invasion horror film that is also a darkly comedic critique of the bizarre cultural and political climate that currently exists.

The
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Daniel Craig To Star In One-Night-Only Stage Reading For Off Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop

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Daniel Craig To Star In One-Night-Only Stage Reading For Off Broadway’s New York Theatre Workshop
Daniel Craig, the once and future James Bond, will star in a one-night-only benefit reading next month of Caryl Churchill’s A Number as part of New York Theatre Workshop’s 40th anniversary.

Directed by Sam Gold (Tony Award winner in 2015 for Fun Home), the reading is set for Sunday March 10 at 7 pm at Nytw. Tickets go on sale today, and the reading will benefit Nytw’s Artist Workshop and Education programming.

Craig, who is set for the upcoming installment of the James Bond movie franchise Bond 25, appeared in the world premiere London production of A Number in 2002. This one-off reading reunites the actor with director Gold after their sold-out 2016 production of Othello at Nytw. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Churchill’s A Number is set in the near future when cloning has become commonplace. The story focuses on a 60something man who, having regretted his neglectful parenting of his only son,
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‘Russian Doll’ Creators on the Show’s Origins, Keeping Things Secret, and Season 2

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‘Russian Doll’ Creators on the Show’s Origins, Keeping Things Secret, and Season 2
[Editor’s note: The following contains mild spoilers for “Russian Doll” Season 1.]

It takes eight episodes of repeatedly dying for Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) to learn how to live. That’s the basic premise of “Russian Doll,” the new existential Netflix dramedy created by Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland.

Directed by Lyonne, Headland, and “But I’m A Cheerleader” helmer Jamie Babbit, the show boasts a compelling supporting cast, including Chloe Sevigny, Elizabeth Ashley, Rebecca Henderson, and Charlie Barnett as Alan, another person who shares Nadia’s complicated relationship with life and death. But more importantly, it’s filled with huge ideas came from years of big sky conversations between friends.

For Lyonne, “Russian Doll” is a deeply personal story that reflects her complicated relationship with living in this world. As she told IndieWire, “Big and small, we’re constantly struggling with that dynamic of ‘How do I go on participating in life?’ It’s kind of a moment-to-moment choice to not
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Review: Robert Altman's "Gosford Park" (2001); Arrow Academy Blu-ray Special Edition

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"Altman’S Downton Upstairs Abbey Downstairs”

By Raymond Benson

The magnificent Robert Altman whodunnit, Gosford Park, has received a top-class Blu-ray restoration and re-issue from Arrow Academy, and it is a gem.

Originally released in 2001, Gosford Park took its cue from the immensely popular BBC television series, Upstairs, Downstairs—about the dramas that exist in a stately British manor between the “upstairs” folk—the wealthy upper-class family that owns the property, and the “downstairs” people—the servants and staff who run the household. Throw in a dash of Agatha Christie, and a heaping helping of Robert Altman’s ensemble improvisatory magic, and you have the director’s only full-fledged British production. Interestingly, the screenwriter, Julian Fellowes (who won the Oscar for Original Screenplay) went on to create and write the next immensely popular BBC television series, Downton Abbey, which resembles Gosford Park in many ways.

Film historians will certainly recognize
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Kit Harington and Natalie Portman star in trailer for ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan’

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A new trailer has emerged for Xavier Dolan’s English language debut ‘The Death and Life of John F. Donovan featuring an all-star cast fronted by Game of ThronesKit Harington and Natalie Portman.

Directed by French filmmaker Dolan the cast also includes Jacob Trembley, Thandie Newton, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Ben Schnetzer, Michael Gambon and Sarah Gadon.

Jessica Chastain also initially starred in the film as a villain but was cut after Dolan had to make cuts to the film which was originally 4 hours long.

Also in trailers – New trailer for Ralph FiennesThe White Crow swirls in

The film is released in France in March.

The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Synopsis

Set in the early 2000s and centres on the tribulations of an American TV star in his late twenties (Kit Harington) and his correspondence with Rupert Turner (Jacob Tremblay), an eleven-year-old actor-to-be living with his mother in England.
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Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan gets a trailer

After a critical drubbing following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, we now have the first trailer for Xavier Dolan’s long-gestating English language feature debut The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. The drama sees Game of Throne star Kit Harington leading a cast that includes Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon, Jacob Tremblay, Natalie Portman, Jared Keeso, Susie Almgren, Thandie Newton, Sarah Gadon, Michael Gambon, Amara Karan and Ben Schnetzer; watch it here…

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

As yet, there’s no word on a release date for The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, but we’ll keep you posted.

The post Xavier Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
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‘King of Thieves’ Film Review: Michael Caine Leads a Charming Crew of Retired Gangsters

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‘King of Thieves’ Film Review: Michael Caine Leads a Charming Crew of Retired Gangsters
James Marsh’s heist-caper “King of Thieves” reunites beloved British actors for a story that’s familiar yet still surprising. In a rat pack that includes Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Ray Winstone, these mild-mannered gents play retired criminals who unite for one last tantalizing score: the chance to steal over £200 million in jewels and money.

Brian (Caine) is the reluctant leader of this grizzly pack, breaking his promise to his late wife to leave his notorious days behind him. But he knows a score too good to pass up, and when timid, but criminally minded whippersnapper Basil shows him a way into a high-security vault holding millions worth of goods, Brian rallies his troops for one last show. Basil ingratiates his way into their company as an expert in wiring and as the person who knows everything there is to know about their target.

Their crew is a motley one.
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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Goes to Saban Films, All-Star Cast Teased

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Kevin Smith's highly-anticipated Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. Jason Mewes and Smith are reprising the lead roles, alongside a number of returning players from the star-studded cast of the original movie, as well as a fresh new crop of cameos from the worlds of movies, TV, music and podcasting. Saban Films has committed to a substantial theatrical release. Jordan Monsanto of Smodco is producing alongside Destro Film's Liz Destro. Production is currently underway.

Jay (Jason Mewes) and Silent Bob (Smith) were first introduced 25 years ago in Smith's directorial debut, Clerks. The unlikely stoner icons have subsequently appeared in Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks II, as well as the animated film Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. The new movie will skewer reboots,
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‘King Of Thieves’: Not Even Michael Caine & A Murderers’ Row Of Amazing British Actors Can Rescue This Heist Film [Review]

“One last job” takes on new meaning in the heist film, “King of Thieves,” populated by septuagenarians, octogenarians, and a sprightly 61-year-old Ray Winstone. Led by Michael Caine, the crew features more of Britain’s finest aging actors, providing a masculine alternative to every Anglophile’s dream movie, “Tea with the Dames.” His co-stars include Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, and Tom Courtenay, with “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox bringing down the arithmetic mean.

Continue reading ‘King Of Thieves’: Not Even Michael Caine & A Murderers’ Row Of Amazing British Actors Can Rescue This Heist Film [Review] at The Playlist.
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“King of Thieves” Is A Royal Disappointment

It’s a huge bummer when a movie wastes incredible talent. Any film that boasts a cast like this, with Michael Caine at the top in a starring role, teaming up with Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, and Ray Winstone, the final product should be way better. Throw in a quality director like James Marsh at the helm and this sounds like the talents behind an Oscar contender. Well, opening this week, King of Thieves is not that. This heist tale is slowly paced, dull, and a shall of what it could have been. Alas, this was a big time letdown. The film is a “based on a true story” crime drama. Centered on infamous true events in England, we follow a famous thief named Brian Reader (Caine) as he gets back in the game. Mourning the loss of his wife, he begins to pull together a
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King of Thieves – Escape Room Review

Matthew Lee tries out the King of Thieves Escape Room…

Escape rooms have really taken off among millennials and Gen Z’s in the last few years. The concept is generally pretty simple: solve clues, riddles, and puzzles to unlock certain parts of the room to advance to the next stage. Do this within 1 hour and you’re free to go.

So the notion of creating an escape room based on the British crime film King of Thieves makes sense.

For the uninitiated, King of Thieves is based on the true story of the Hatton Garden jewellery heist over Easter weekend in 2015. A band of aged-crooks, along with a young, tech-savvy insider, go for one last heist. Having stolen £200 millions worth of jewels, money, and gold billions, it is regarded as the biggest burglary in UK legal history. It is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download, and you
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Charlie Cox on ‘King of Thieves’ and His Reaction to ‘Daredevil’s Cancellation

Directed by James Marsh and written by Joe Penhall, the crime drama King of Thieves is based on the real-life story about a crew of retired crooks in their 70s who pull off a major heist in London’s jewelry district. What starts off as a seemingly easy smash-and-grab turns into a nightmare when greed gets the better of them. The film stars Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone and Charlie Cox. During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actor Charlie Cox (who plays Basil, the youngest and most mysterious …
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King Of Thieves: Michael Caine Knows His Diamonds in Exclusive Clip

James Marsh's (the other one) crime film King of Thieves will be in theaters and On Demand and Digital HD this Friday, January 25th. Screen Anarchy has an exclusive clip from the flick to share with you today. In it, Michael Caine gives Charlie Cox a lesson in diamond quality. Check it out, along with the trailer, below.    A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.   King of Thieves stars Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse with Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Review: ‘King of Thieves’ is a Jovial Heist Film Featuring UK’s Finest

It’s not about the robbery. King of Thieves wouldn’t be worth telling if it was just watching these senior actors ranging from 60 to 85 fictitiously accomplish the “biggest jewel heist in British history” since there obviously won’t be any foot-chases or complex wire-suspended acrobatics. No, the reason this tale (adapted by Joe Penhall from a Vanity Fair article by Mark Seal) proves interesting is due to the characters they portray. How do diabetes, incontinence, and hearing loss affect their chances of success? What incentive do these seasoned criminals have to avoid using their wiles to take advantage of the others regardless of any notions of friendship they might possess? And exactly how menacing can their jovial smiles turn once a million quid is put on the line?

Good on director James Marsh and the producers for seeing what must have been a huge news reveal back in 2015 (the
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‘King of Thieves’ DVD Review

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Michael Caine, Ray Winstone, Charlie Cox, Francesca Annis, Tom Courtenay, Kellie Shirley, Paul Whitehouse | Written by Joe Penhall | Directed by James Marsh

Based on infamous true events, a famous thief, Brian Reader (Sir Michael Caine), pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot the biggest bank heist in British history. The thieves manage to escape with allegedly over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and money. When police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the eccentric gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other.

James Marsh’s King of Thieves, at its fingertips, has jocular and theatrical cockney crime caper in the same vein as Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Utilising what’s an all-star British cast, primarily made of
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