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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in 'Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses'

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First Look: Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in 'Hollow Crown: Wars of the Roses'
Benedict Cumberbatch is mounting up as Richard III. The "Sherlock" star sports long locks as the English monarch in the first image from "The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses" (embedded below), a followup to 2012's BAFTA-winning BBC telefilms "The Hollow Crown." This new installment of Shakespeare adaptations will feature filmed versions of the playwright's first tetralogy of historical plays: "Henry VI, Part I," "Henry VI, Part II," "Henry VI, Part III" (the three of which will be released in two parts) and "Richard III." Principal photography on the films began Wednesday in the U.K. In addition to the image, a round of new cast members have been announced for the adaptations including Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson.
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"Hollow Crown: War of Roses" Begins Production

Principal photography is now underway on "The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses," the upcoming second set of telemovies based on Shakespeare's historical plays. Neal Street, Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen are producing the project for BBC Two with shooting to take place in locations around the UK.

The three film adaptations cover Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III. Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge are already set for the project which will be transmitted on PBS.

Also announced today are Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfield, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson.

The first official image is also out of actor Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in the production. You can see that below:

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First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown'

First Look at Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Hollow Crown'
Principal photography has begun on The Hollow Crown: The War of the Roses, a Neal Street co-production with Carnival/NBCUniversal and Thirteen for BBC Two, filming in locations around the UK.

In the Us, the series will be transmitted on PBS by Great Performances, produced by Thirteen Productions LLC for Wnet.

Following an outstanding critical and audience reaction to the BAFTA Award-winning The Hollow Crown series in 2012, Neal Street Productions and Carnival Films/NBCUniversal bring the concluding part of this ambitious cycle of Shakespeare's History plays to the screen in three further filmed adaptations, Henry VI (in 2 parts) and Richard III.

Assembling some of the UK's finest acting talent and, in addition to the stellar cast recently confirmed - Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge - new names revealed today are - Michael Gambon as Mortimer, Philip Glenister as Talbot,
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First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Richard III In The Hollow Crown

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Richard III In The Hollow Crown
Now is the winter of our Benedict content, made glorious summer by this new look at Sir Cumber of Batch playing Richard III as part of the new cycle of the Beeb’s The Hollow Crown. For this second set of Shakespeare adaptations – subtitled The Wars Of The Roses – we’ll see Richard’s tale plus Henry VI, in two parts rather than three.In addition to Cumberbatch, the cast for this new set of films features a rich assortment of talent including Judi Dench, Sophie Okonedo, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Keeley Hawes and Tom Sturridge, Michael Gambon, Philip Glenister, Andrew Scott, Jason Watkins, Samuel West, Stanley Townsend, Adrian Dunbar, Geoffrey Streatfield, Ben Daniels, Ben Miles, Sam Troughton, Stuart McQuarrie, Anton Lesser, Kyle Soller, Phoebe Fox, James Fleet and Lucy Robinson. That’s quite a gathering of Equity, right there. And yes, it means that with Scott’s inclusion, Moriarty
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The Sunshine Boys; AirHotel; Detroit – review

Savoy, London; Holt Hall, Norfolk; Cottesloe, London

On the screen in 1975 it was Walter Matthau and George Burns. In a 1996 television adaptation it was Woody Allen and Peter ("Columbo") Falk. Now it's Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths. It will always be the casting that draws audiences to The Sunshine Boys. That's just as well: Neil Simon's play is a wheezy old thing.

Griffiths and DeVito look right – which is to say mismatched – as a resurrected (just) vaudeville comedy duo who were once dependent though bickering, and are, in old age, estranged. It's not just the sheer difference in size – the Mountain and the Molehill – but the gait, the gestures, the speed across the stage, that makes the two men appear to have crash-landed from different planets.

Griffiths presides over his huge bulk like a kindly ruler quelling a potential revolution: even when flustered he moves with a light-footed grace.
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Contest: Trainspotting (1996) Blu-ray: Danny Boyle, Ewan McGregor

Trainspotting Blu-ray Contest Giveaway Sweepstakes. This Trainspotting Blu-ray contest, giveaway, sweepstakes illustrates Trainspotting‘s release on DVD and Blu-ray on September 13, 2011.

Danny Boyle‘s Trainspotting stars Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Kevin McKidd, Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Peter Mullan, James Cosmo, Eileen Nicholas, Shirley Henderson, Stuart McQuarrie, and Irvine Welsh.

Trainspotting‘s plot synopsis: “based on the novel of the same name by Irvine Welsh, the movie follows a group of heroin addicts in a late 1980s economically depressed area of Edinburgh and their passage through life…Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.”

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Review: Another Year

This is the review of Another Year, directed by Mike Leigh and stars Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley, Karina Fernandez, Martin Savage, Michele Austin, Phil Davis, Stuart McQuarrie and Imelda Staunton. The film opens with an uncomfortably tight close-up of Imelda Staunton’s scowling face. The ruddy, thin lipped grimace, panicky aversion to eye contact, deep-set frown lines all paint a picture of hounded unhappiness. It’s an unnerving start. Just a few minutes in the doctor’s room with Janet - a sleep starved, middle-aged, depressive - and already a hefty dose of our sympathy has unwittingly been tapped. And Leigh begins as he means to go on. The experience of watching this film feels a bit like giving blood, so exhausting and draining are the lines of pathos that he channels from us. This is not to misrepresent the film, as it is,
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Clybourne Park – Stage Play Review

If you’ve ever seen Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin In The Sun, or watched the 1961 film adaptation starring Sidney Poitier, and wondered what made the unseen white family sell their home, in a nice all-white neighbourhood, to a black family in late 1950s America, then you may want to consider seeing Clybourne Park, a 2010 play written by playwright Bruce Norris and directed by Dominic Cooke.

Clybourne Park, you may or may not recall/know, is the name of the neighbourhood in Hansberry’s play to which the black family, the Youngers, move from their cramped tenement rooms in search of a brighter future and better standard of living. You do not have to have seen A Raisin In The Sun to watch and/or appreciate Norris’ play but, if you have, midway through the first act, you’ll sense a vaguely familiar feeling when one character, Karl Lindner
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Jim Broadbent stars in 'Another Year.' New clips,from the Sony Pictures Classics release.

There are 5 new clips in from Sony Pictures Classics' "Another Year" which finds venues on December 29th. The talented cast includes Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen and Imelda Staunton. Also in the cast are Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman, David Bradlet, Karina Fernandez, Martin Savage, Michele Austin, Phil Davis and Stuart McQuarrie. Mike Leigh directs and writes the dramedy. In the Spring, happily married Gerri, a medical counselor, and Tom, a geologist, tend their allotment. They entertain Gerri?s lonely work colleague Mary, who gets very drunk, and bemoans her disastrous love life. Gerri and Tom enjoy a warm relationship with their community lawyer son Joe, aged 30, who reports that although his friends are getting married, he is still without a partner...
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Daily News – Day 6

This is the daily news vodcast from the London Film Festival on Pure Movies covering the gala premiere of Another Year, screening at London Film Festival. Another Year is a film by Mike Leigh and stars Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley, Karina Fernandez, Martin Savage, Michele Austin, Phil Davis, Stuart McQuarrie and Imelda Staunton. In the Spring, happily married Gerri, a medical counsellor, and Tom, a geologist, tend their allotment. They entertain Gerri’s lonely work colleague Mary, who gets very drunk, and bemoans her disastrous love life. Gerri and Tom enjoy a warm relationship with their community lawyer son Joe, aged 30, who reports that although his friends are getting married, he is still without a partner.
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Trailer: Another Year

This is the Pure Movies trailer for Another Year, screening at London Film Festival. Another year is a film by Mike Leigh and stars Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen, Peter Wight, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley, Karina Fernandez, Martin Savage, Michele Austin, Phil Davis, Stuart McQuarrie and Imelda Staunton. In the Spring, happily married Gerri, a medical counsellor, and Tom, a geologist, tend their allotment. They entertain Gerri’s lonely work colleague Mary, who gets very drunk, and bemoans her disastrous love life. Gerri and Tom enjoy a warm relationship with their community lawyer son Joe, aged 30, who reports that although his friends are getting married, he is still without a partner.
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Film4 FrightFest 2010 Releases Schedule

The UK's most amazing horror film festival Film4 FrightFest has released what could very well be another one of the best horror line-ups we've seen ever for its latest show taking place from Thursday the 26th of August to Monday the 30th of August, brimming with films we've been salivating over Stateside!

From the Press Release

This year there are eight British films in the main programme (another record) including Monsters, Gareth Edwards’ sensational post-Apocalyptic debut, The Ford Brothers’ Cannes-hyped African Zombie flick The Dead and Johannes Roberts F – in which a school gets a lesson in horror! Other home-grown titles are Dead Cert (East-End gangsters meet Eastern European vampires), Isle Of Dogs (nasty gangland horror), Paul Andrew Williams’ harrowing Cherry Tree Lane and werewolf thriller 13Hrs. Plus, Jake West will be presenting his in-depth documentary Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship And Videotape, which will be followed by a Q & A panel discussion.
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Complete Film4 Frightfest Lineup Announced!

The complete lineup for the 2010 edition of the Film4 Frightfest has just been announced and, as usual, it is a quality selection of the best in horror film from the UK and around the world. The program splits into two programs - the main lineup and sidebar Discovery program - and you'll find both below!

Programme = Screen 1

Thursday Aug 26

6.30pm Hatchet II  (World Premiere)

FrightFest continues its strong relationship with Adam Green by hosting the world premiere of the sequel to his 2006 slasher sensation. Picking up right where the splatter-tastic original ended, Marybeth escapes the clutches of the deformed, swamp-dwelling iconic killer Victor Crowley. After learning the truth about her family's connection to the hatchet-wielding madman, Marybeth returns to the Louisiana swamps along with an army of hunters to recover the bodies of her family and exact the bloodiest revenge against the bayou butcher. Delivering unapologetically unrestrained gushers of gore,
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Sony Pictures Classics gets 'Another Year'

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up distribution rights to Mike Leigh's "Another Year." Set in North London, the drama looks at the lives of an interconnected group of family and friends in North London. Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent star in the film which is competing for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. "Another Year" is the first film to be distributed via Sony Pictures Classics. Miramax distributed "Happy-Go-Lucky" and Fine Line (New Line's indie arm) sent out "Vera Drake" Also in the cast are Peter Wright, Stuart McQuarrie, David Bradley, Ruth Sheen, Oliver Maltman, Martin Savage and Michele Austin.
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Cannes 2010: Mike Leigh’s Another Year

Another Year, the latest project from British director Mike Leigh, returns him to this year’s Cannes Film Festival to compete for the event’s top prize.

Leigh brings together a familiar cast – including Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville and Phil Davis – for this film which he shot in London in summer and autumn 2009.

If you like this director, best known for his work on Naked and Secret & Lies movie, than you should definitely check out the rest of this report…

As usual, Leigh’s stories are really difficult to pin point, so no wonder we already had a chance to hear this kind of description instead of synopsis: …using his trademark production method of improvisation, Leigh will once again deliver a moving and detailed portrait of his characters’ inner lives.

This process has yielded some of the finest performances ever put on film, and it has generated an
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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Ten

St. Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold

Opens: 2010

Cast: Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, David Tennant, Gemma Arterton, Talulah Riley

Director: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson

Summary: A rollercoaster-style treasure hunt for the legendary Fritton’s Gold ensues as the feisty and ever-resourceful schoolgirls of St Trinian’s face their most fearsome establishment rivals yet - the villainous Pomfrey and his sidekicks from the women-hating secret society known as AD1.

Analysis: While it didn't travel much beyond the UK, 2007's reboot of the "St Trinian's" franchise nearly doubled its £7 million production budget in sales in the UK alone - making it one of the top grossing independent British films of the past decade. Reviews were decidedly mixed but generally pretty weak at the time, so the greenlighting of a sequel surprised quite a few.

Despite a critical drubbing, the core audience of young British teenage girls seemed to be satisfied by
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London Calling: Mike Leigh Shooting for 2010

[/link] films must be like the back to school experience. You are surrounded by friends you made the year film before. I don't think he has gone from one film to the next without rehiring some of the same cast - and as Screen Daily points out, Leigh who begins filming with a cast of twelve this week, has ten returning actors/actresses (only David Bradley and Stuart McQuarrie are first timers). Much like how Woody Allen commences a new project, we have no title to work with, and no plot details. What we do know is that Sally Hawkins has spread her wings and won't be returning, and that the Vera Drake pairing of Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent are top-lining. I'd be curious to know if Leigh will return to the comedy format. Filming on the untitled project will takes place in London for nine weeks,
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Mike Leigh starts work on his next film

Variety reports the news that award-winning fimmaker Mike Leigh has started work on his next film, his first since the Academy Award nominated Happy Go Lucky. The untitled film will star Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent and Philip Davis, according to the trade. David Bradley and Stuart McQuarrie will round out the cast.

The flick is shooting in London for the next nine weeks.
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Filming Starts On Mike Leigh's Latest

Shooting has begun, in London, on the masterful Mike Leigh’s new movie – his first since last year’s acclaimed Happy-Go-Lucky.As ever, no title has been revealed for the movie, nor a storyline, but the cast has been announced, and it’s chock-full of Leigh regulars. Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Phil Davis and Lesley Manville are all returning for the unique Leigh experience (where, traditionally, he workshops characters with the actors, forming a screenplay and story from the results).Only David Bradley – Filch in the Harry Potter movies – and Stuart McQuarrie are making their Leigh debuts.It’s the first film for Leigh since the death of his long-time producing partner, Simon Channing-Williams, in April of this year. The new movie will be produced Georgina Lowe, while Focus Features are co-financing with Film 4 and The UK Film Council’s Premiere Fund.Shooting began yesterday and will continue for the
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Mike Leigh is Up to His Same Old Tricks

Mike Leigh is an interesting writer/director. For example, with his Oscar-nominated film Happy-Go-Lucky he worked one-on-one with star Sally Hawkins to create her character as he has been quoted saying he begins his films with nothing more than an idea and through work with the actors, research and improvisation a story and the characters begin to emerge. When I spoke with him last October I mentioned how hard it must be to get funding for a film with no script, he told me, "It always is. I'm the guy with no script, I won't talk about casting and I won't talk about the content. You give us the money and we go away and make the film and don't interfere with us. Not all backers are interested in that proposition." Well, he's got the money and he's back to work. Gregg Kilday at The Hollywood Reporter brings word that
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