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'Ocean's 8' actor Awkwafina to star in China-set project for Big Beach Films (exclusive)

'Ocean's 8' actor Awkwafina to star in China-set project for Big Beach Films (exclusive)
Marc Turtletaub discusses Big Beach upcoming slate at Edinburgh Film Festival.

Rising Us actor and rapper Awkwafina, now on global screens in Ocean’s 8, is set to star in Lulu Wang’s as-yet-untitled feature set in China for Us production outfit Big Beach Films.

The film is based on the experiences of a Chinese-American woman and her Chinese grandmother and will shoot in Los Angeles and in China. Tzi Ma and Diana Lin are also in the cast.

The feature is being produced by Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf and Dani Melia of New York outfit Big Beach, Chris Weitz and
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Eiff 2018: ‘Puzzle’ Review: Dir. Marc Turtletaub (2018)

Puzzle review: Opening this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is Marc Turtletaub’s Scottish drama about a suburban mother who finds a new life solving jigsaw puzzles.

Puzzle review by Awais Irfan.

Puzzle review

To kick off this year’s Edinburgh Film Festival and our own coverage of the fest here on the site. Scotland’s very own Kelly Macdonald brings her latest starring role as the timid Agnes in Marc Turtletaub’s Puzzle for the Opening Gala film but is it worth your time?

Agnes (Macdonald) lives for her husband Louie (David Denman) and two sons Gabe (Austin Abrams) and Ziggy (Bubba Weiler); she works to routine, so much so that she is able to count down her alarm and predict every word her husband says as he asks for 5 more minutes in bed every morning. Her life is a content but restricted one as Agnes lives to
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Puzzle Review – Eiff 2018

In his debut feature as a director, producer Marc Turtletaub offers a slow-paced, charming and hugely engaging story about a downtrodden housewife who finds a new lease of life when she discovers that she has a talent for completing jigsaw puzzles with greater ease than most. Adapted from Natalia Smirnoff’s much-loved 2009 Argentinian movie of the same name, and from a script by Oren Moverman, Puzzle offers a rare starring role for British actress Kelly Macdonald who is as fantastic here as anyone who has seen her turn in the critically acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire, would have hoped.

Agnes (Kelly Macdonald) has never been anything but a docile suburban housewife from the moment she married mechanic Louie (David Denman). For years, the mother of two teenage boys spent every waking hour at the beck and call of her brood and their loving, yet ungrateful, father. The daughter of Catholic Hungarian immigrants,
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Kelly Macdonald finally finds her purpose in life in trailer for Puzzle

Sony Pictures has debuted the trailer for the sweet-natured Puzzle starring British actress, Kelly Macdonald.

Macdonald plays the role of Agnes, a Puzzle enthusiast who for years has been putting her husbands and children’s needs before her own. After meeting Robert, a fellow Puzzle nut, the timid mouse finally finds her voice.

Read our glowing review from Edinburgh right here.

Directed by Marc Turtletaub, the film stars Kelly MacDonald, Irrfan Kahn, Austin Abrams and more.

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The film is coming to UK cinemas soon.

Puzzle Official Synopsis

Agnes, taken for granted as a suburban mother, discovers a passion for solving jigsaw puzzles which unexpectedly draws her into a new world – where her life unfolds in ways she could never have imagined.

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Puzzle review – Kelly Macdonald sees the big picture in jigsaw indie

A suburban New York mother hemmed in by chores finds unfashionably analogue freedom in jigsaw puzzles in this modest yet touching drama

Compare how vital Kelly Macdonald was to 1996’s Trainspotting with her cursory presence in 2017’s boysy sequel, and you’ll have some sense of how the British film industry has underestimated her. Macdonald has always been a supremely sympathetic performer, but her mousy air may have been seen as a big-screen limitation. She scuttled round in subservient roles, before escaping pantry duty via HBO’s Boardwalk Empire: a wife part, yes, but one that proved steelier than first imagined over that five-season run. TV arcs bend towards their own form of justice.

Puzzle, the offbeat Us indie opening this year’s Edinburgh film festival, finds Macdonald tending house yet again – though here it’s an acknowledgement of wasted potential, a corner from which her character Agnes needs to be sprung.
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Puzzle – Irrfan Khan Releases New Poster plus we have stills!

Irrfan Khan‘s much anticipated new film Puzzle has just released its new theatrical poster. Khan has also taken to social media to promote the film and has posted this newly released poster. He stars opposite three-time Golden Globe nominee Kelly Macdonald and acclaimed actor David Denman. Their new film has already earned a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Puzzle is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very good at it.

Stepping out of her domestic bubble to pursue her new hobby, Agnes meets Robert (Irrfan Khan), a wealthy,
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Eiff highlights by Amber Wilkinson

As Edinburgh gears up for its 72nd year, we select six of the best at this year's fest, which kicks off with Puzzle, featuring a magnetic central performance by Kelly Macdonald as a housewife who decides to expand her horizons. The choices I've put in this article are films I've already seen and can recommend wholeheartedly - tell us about your favourites over on our Facbeook page.

Loveling Karine Teles and Otavio Muller in Loveling Photo: Bianca Aun This hopeful and observant celebration of Brazilian family life was one of my favourite films at Sundance this year.

Featuring a finely calibrated performance from Karine Teles (who co-wrote the screenplay) as a mum facing up to the fact her eldest son is leaving home, it captures the highs and lows of motherhood and the emotional swings that can sometimes happen within minutes of one another.

Teles told me: "Bottom line, the message we wanted to convey.
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2018 Emmy awards nominations ballot: See all 34 Best TV Movie contenders from ‘The Beach House’ to ‘Zombies’

The made-for-tv movie was a programming staple for the broadcast networks in the 1970s and 1980s. While it fell out of favor in the 1990s and was even dropped as an Emmy Awards category for three years beginning in 2011, it has been on an upswing as of late. This year, 34 telefilms are in contention for the five nominations that will be revealed on July 12.

All 22,000 plus voting members of the TV academy have until June 25 to cast their ballots for their favorite TV movies. In the past, voters were limited in the number of telefilms that they could put forth. Last year, that cap (which was usually 10 per category) was lifted. And, as opposed to the Oscars, voters for the Emmys do not rank their choices and nominees are determined by a simple tally.

Unlike comedy and drama series, which are simply listed on the ballot by name, the television
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Full Trailer for Disney's 'Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2'

"What kind of a princess are you?" Disney has debuted a full-length official trailer for the animated sequel Wreck-It Ralph 2, titled in full Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. This is the latest big movie from Disney Animation in Burbank, and it looks like so much fun, of course. John C. Reilly returns as the voice of Ralph, the "bad guy" who is really a good guy, from the first Wreck-It Ralph released in 2012. This time he follows Vanellope, voiced again by Sarah Silverman, into the internet and there they meet the "netizens", getting in all kinds of trouble and, as the title says, they wind up breaking the internet. The full cast features Taraji P. Henson, Kelly Macdonald, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Alan Tudyk, Jane Lynch, Idina Menzel, Jack McBrayer, and Jodi Benson. This looks like a worthy sequel, going bigger and better but still maintaining the heart
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Vanellope Meets Disney Princesses in New ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Trailer

Disney has dropped a new trailer for “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2″ with all the Disney Princesses making an appearance.

The footage, released by Walt Disney Animation Studios on Monday, finds John C. Reilly’s titular hero and his friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman) leaving Litwak’s Family Fun Center and Arcade in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, Sugar Rush.

The trailer is highlighted by Vanellope meeting all the Disney Princesses including Auli‘i Cravalho (“Moana”), Kristen Bell (Anna in “Frozen”), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in “Brave”), Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in “Tangled”), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahontas”), Linda Larkin (Jasmine in “Aladdin”), Paige O’Hara (Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”) and Jodi Benson (Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”).

She’s quizzed as to whether or not she’s a princess with the key question being,
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New trailer for Wreck-It Ralph 2 – Ralph Breaks the Internet arrives

Only last week, we were honoured with a few images from Wreck-It Ralph 2, Ralph Breaks the Internet in which an collection of Disney Princess makes their cameos in the film. Today, we have a brand new trailer to share from Rich Moore’s latest caper.

In the new adventure, Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) and Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) leave the arcade world behind to explore the uncharted and thrilling world of the internet. In this image, Vanellope and Ralph have a breathtaking view of the world wide web, a seemingly never-ending metropolis filled with websites, apps and social media networks. On a quest to save Vanellope’s game, how will these two misfits ever succeed in this vast new world?

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Rich Moore directs the movie
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Zany New Trailer For Wreck-It Ralph 2 Journeys Into Uncharted Territory

The vast expanses of the Internet await in today’s new and rather zany trailer for Wreck-It Ralph 2, Disney’s animated sequel that heralds the return of everyone’s favorite dynamic duo: Ralph (John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman).

The elevator pitch? Sugar Rush, Vanellope’s homeworld, is beginning to crash, and in order to save the video game from total oblivion, Silverman’s wide-eyed protagonist joins Ralph as they journey through the world wide web in search of a MacGuffin replacement part to restore Sugar Rush to its former glory.

To do so, they must call upon the help of local citizens – or netizens, as they’re known in Wreck-It Ralph 2 – to plot a course for “BuzzzTube,” a hit trend-making site powered by Yesss, Taraji P. Henson’s newcomer who is about to beckon Ralph and Vanellope into uncharted territory. Buckle up, folks, it
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First look image of Disney Princesses feature in new images from Ralph Breaks the Internet

Disney have released a new set of images for the upcoming sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet. The images feature the first look at the Disney Princesses making their own cameos in the movie.

In the new adventure, Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) and Wreck-It Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) leave the arcade world behind to explore the uncharted and thrilling world of the internet. In this image, Vanellope and Ralph have a breathtaking view of the world wide web, a seemingly never-ending metropolis filled with websites, apps and social media networks. On a quest to save Vanellope’s game, how will these two misfits ever succeed in this vast new world?

Also in the news – Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reunite as production starts on Maleficent II; new details revealed

Rich Moore directs the movie which features the voices of Taraji P. Henson as
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Ewan McGregor is Christopher Robin In Delightful New Trailer And Poster

Disney has released a darling new poster and trailer for the upcoming film Christopher Robin. The film opens on August 3, 2018. Perfect way to end the summer!

In 2017 Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, was released and starred Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald. The story was about the lives of Winnie-the-Pooh creator A. A. Milne and his family, especially his son Christopher Robin. (Review)

The new fantasy film, from director Marc Forster, stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Giles Winslow, Robin’s boss. Christopher Robin also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney’s Christopher Robin, the young boy
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May 25, 1979 – A Look Back At Ridley Scott’s Alien

Friday, May 25th, 1979. A cinema anniversary I celebrate every year with a screening of Ridley Scott’s Alien.

Since my initial revisiting of the movie in 2014 for the 35th anniversary, 20th Century Fox continues the franchise with more prequels including Alien Covenant in 2017 (Trailer), and more to follow in the timeline leading audiences right up to Alien. Prometheus (2012) starred Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba, was well received by critics and subsequently a box office hit.

The marketing of Covenant invoked spine-tingling chills when the initial posters were released. The tagline from the 1979 film, “In space no one can hear you scream” is still foreboding, but “Run” and Hide” with images of the Xenomorph and Egg were terrifying and a warning of whats to come.

Fans have seen the birth of Alien Day, celebrated on April 26 and a new Aliens story with the recent comic book series “Aliens: Dust to Dust.
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The Evolution of Kelly Macdonald From Trainspotting to Now

Kelly Macdonald has come a long way from her role as underage seductress Diane in Trainspotting. Back then it might have been believed that she would find a few roles and then move on out of Hollywood’s spotlight, perhaps being seen as little more than a flash in the pan. But Kelly managed to hold onto her career and continued onward towards other roles that will be mentioned in just a bit. Initially she was working as a barmaid in Glasgow when she happened to notice a leaflet that had information about an open casting session for Trainspotting. That was

The Evolution of Kelly Macdonald From Trainspotting to Now
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Anna Paquin’s ‘The Parting Glass,’ ‘Incredibles 2’ Make Edinburgh Fest Lineup

Anna Paquin’s ‘The Parting Glass,’ ‘Incredibles 2’ Make Edinburgh Fest Lineup
Films starring Anna Paquin, Steve Coogan, Guy Pearce, Margot Robbie, and British comic actor Rob Brydon are among the 121-title lineup of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Paquin and and director Stephen Moyer will be in town with their movie “The Parting Glass,” which will be the People’s Gala film. Continuing the festival’s tradition of having a big international family picture, “Incredibles 2” will screen in Edinburgh, following in the footsteps of “Cars 3” last year and “Finding Dory” in 2016.

Puzzle,” with Kelly Macdonald, and “Swimming with Men,” with Brydon, had already been announced as the opening and closing night movies, respectively, of the 72nd edition of the Eiff.

“From the best of up-and-coming British filmmakers to striking new cinema from around the world, we offer something for everyone: from rare access to filmmakers, live events to experience and the opportunity to see films that may never appear in the country again,
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Scotland first for Eiff by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-05-15 10:51:11

There will be a retrospective of the work of animator Elizabeth Hobbs, whose shorts include The Emperor Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced further titles from this year’s festival that feature films shot in Scotland or which feature homegrown filmmakers or actors.

Among the films set in Scotland are comedic horror/musical Anna And The Apocalypse, which was largely shot in and around Glasgow and Matt Palmer’s debut thriller Calibre, which is set against the backdrop of Beecraigs Country Park acting as the Scottish Highlands, stars Scottish actor Jack Lowden.

Shauna Macdonald, will be among the Scottish stars on the big screen, in horror/thriller White Chamber, directed by Paul Raschid, while Tommy Flanagan appears in Michael Noer’s crime drama Papillon and James Cosmo stars in Anthony Byrne’s In Darkness alongside Natalie Dormer and Emily Ratajkowski. As has been previously announced, Kelly Macdonald stars in the festival’s opening film Puzzle.
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Edinburgh Film Festival announces Scotland celebration for 2018 edition

Edinburgh Film Festival announces Scotland celebration for 2018 edition
The programme will showcase features filmed and set the country, including ‘Calibre’ with Jack Lowden.

Edinburgh Film Festival (Eiff) has announced a celebration of Scotland for its 72nd edition.

The festival will showcase talent and locations from the country via a selection of features, shorts, documentaries, animations and events.

Included amongst these will be comedy horror-musical Anna And The Apocalypse, shot largely in and around Glasgow; and the world premiere of Jack Lowden-starring thriller Calibre, the debut feature from Matt Palmer, set in the Highlands and filmed at Beecraigs Country Park, which will get a worldwide release on Netflix the
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: PBS ‘Masterpiece’ categories for ‘Little Women,’ ‘The Child in Time’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for PBS under their legendary “Masterpiece” umbrella. For this season, the public network has TV movie “The Child in Time” (Benedict Cumberbatch), limited series “Little Women” (Angela Lansbury) and drama series “The Durrells in Corfu” (Keeley Hawes), “Poldark” (Aidan Turner) and “Victoria” (Jenna Coleman) as their 2018 campaign.

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Below, the list of “Masterpiece” lead and supporting submissions for these programs. Keep in mind that other shows and specials not under the “Masterpiece” label will also be submitted. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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