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Tribeca Film Festival: 9 Buzziest Titles From Sarah Jessica Parker to Ansel Elgort

Tribeca Film Festival: 9 Buzziest Titles From Sarah Jessica Parker to Ansel Elgort
Tribeca Film Festival may not rival the bidding wars of Sundance or studio tentpoles at SXSW. But it has cornered the market on cast reunions and Q&A sessions. This year is no exception, as the festival has lined up the makers of “Schindler’s List” (including Steven Spielberg), “Scarface” (Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer) and conversations from Bradley Cooper and John Legend. And then there are the movies playing throughout Manhattan, from April 18 through 29. Here are nine titles that could break out on the indie scene.

Mapplethorpe

The Crown” star Matt Smith trades Buckingham Palace for the world of Bdsm with a turn as Robert Mapplethorpe, the famous photography who drew acclaim and provoked controversy for his graphic depictions of underground sex. The film covers Mapplethorpe’s rise from the outer edges of New York’s arts scene to the center of high culture, ending with his tragic death
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Film Review: ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’

Film Review: ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’
If your first instinct upon seeing the title “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” is to say, “Well, that’s a mouthful,” rest assured that Mike Newell’s film has you covered, for a secondary character does the very same. Indeed, pretty much everyone in this crumbly oatmeal biscuit of a movie does and says exactly what you’d expect of them: based not on the logic of real life, of course, but the cozy conventions of umpteen twee heritage Britpics before it. For Sunday-afternoon comfort-viewing purposes, it’s no problem that “Guernsey” — which follows the post-wwii escapades of a winsome London writer (Lily James) on the eponymous isle — doesn’t stray from its inevitable course as a town-versus-country love triangle. That it offers no surprises as a nominal wartime mystery, however, is rather more bothersome, particularly as what should be a perky trifle trudges past the two-hour mark.
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‘Baby Driver’ Honest Trailer Mocks Edgar Wright’s Portrait of a Nonchalant Criminal — Watch

‘Baby Driver’ Honest Trailer Mocks Edgar Wright’s Portrait of a Nonchalant Criminal — Watch
Three-time Oscar nominee “Baby Driver” received the dubious honor of an “Honest Trailers” parody. Tuesday’s four-minute montage teases writer-director Edgar Wright for laboring 22 years on what became his highest-grossing film ($227 million worldwide), and calls out his namesake hero (Ansel Elgort) for criminal oversights and “white-boy dancing.”

Narrator Jon Bailey is less playful when reminding viewers that action and music-infused plot also features “the creepy, bank-robbing ringleader Doc, who’s even more creepy because he’s played by a pre-scandal Kevin Spacey … who’s even more creepy because he carries around a little box of kids’ toys,” and professes to his decades-younger getaway driver, “You are my lucky charm.”

Spacey has been accused of sexual misconduct against 30-plus men and boys since late October, news that caused Ridley Scott to swap Spacey for Christopher Plummer in “All the Money in the World.” Plummer’s face is superimposed onto Spacey’s
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Danny Boyle's Music-Themed Comedy With Lily James and Kate McKinnon Nabs Release Date

As far back as 2010, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle talked about his desire to make a full-fledged, original musical. In 2016, he was touted to direct a film version of the popular stage musical Miss Saigon, though that didn't work out. Last month came word that he was teaming with writer Richard Curtis to make a music-themed comedy, reportedly set in the 1960s or 1970s. Now we hear that the film is moving full steam ahead and has secured a theatrical release date. It's still not titled, but Variety reports that the movie will open in theaters on September 13, 2019, via Universal Studios. Boyle plans to start shooting the film by early summer. The cast is also shaping up nicely; Lily James, Himesh Patel and...
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Exclusive: Esteemed director Mike Newell on tackling The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

We’ve never tried a Potato Peel Pie, and to be honest, we don’t really want to either. Turns out neither has Mike Newell, the director of The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. Who can blame him?

We sat down with the director, who once brought us Four Weddings and a Funeral, to discuss the project, and his passions; what sort of societies he would be inclined to join? We also discuss what it means to filmmakers to have their productions shown on Netflix (where this is being released in the States) – accessible, yes, but depriving audiences of that big screen experience.

For British audiences though this will be in cinemas as of April 20th – and it’s worth going to see for Lily James along. Newell sung her praises, and tells us what changed about the character and film, when Kate Winslet and Rosamund Pike dropped out
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Exclusive: Glen Powell on The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society – and Ews!!

Glen Powell is one of very few non-Brits that make up the cast in Mike Newell’s The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, playing a romantic partner for the film’s protagonist, played by Lily James. We had the pleasure of sitting down with the charming Yank to discuss what it was that attracted him so greatly to this project.

The main answer, unsurprisingly, was Newell, as Powell discusses what a joy he had collaborating with this venerable filmmaker. He also speaks about the book the film is based on, and the spirit of the people during the Second World War. On the subject of spirit, we couldn’t help but ask about the cast of Everybody Wants Some!!, desperate to know if they all meet up and hang out in real life. They do. They have a group chat – how do we get invited in?

Watch the full interview below…
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Video Interviews: Mike Newell, Jessica Brown Findlay & Annie Barrows For ‘The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society’

The current number one contender for the longest film title of 2018 arrives in cinemas on Friday. Based on the best seller of the same name, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society puts a lesser-known corner of World War II in the spotlight, the German occupation of The Channel Islands.

Veteran director Mike Newell (Four Weddings And A Funeral) brings a story of literature, love and survival to the big screen, with Lily James as a London-based writer who is contacted by the literary society of the title after the war. It’s a correspondence that leads her to visit the group on Guernsey, thinking it might make a good story, but she forms a close bond with them, one that helps her resolve a dilemma in her own life. The film’s cast also includes Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton, Jessica Brown Findlay and Matthew Goode.

The Hollywood News
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‘The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society’ Review: Dir. Mike Newell (2018)

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society review: Charming but predictable wartime drama.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society review by Freda Cooper.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society review

Sometimes a title leads you right up the garden path. Aside from probably being the longest film name so far this year, The Guernsey Literary Society And Potato Peel Society sounds like it should be a comedy, something akin to last year’s Their Finest. But no. The only common ground between the two is the World War II setting. After that, they’re chalk and cheese.

Mike Newell’s first feature film for six years is set partly during the War and partly in the aftermath, with author Juliet (Lily James) receiving a letter from a member of the society of the title. She’s been looking for something meaningful to write about and
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Danny Boyle comedy gets Universal release date close to 'Bond 25'

Danny Boyle comedy gets Universal release date close to 'Bond 25'
Lily James, Himesh Patel, Kate McKinnon to star.

Universal Pictures has set a September 13 2019 release date for Danny Boyle’s comedy for Working Title that sets up intriguing proximity to Bond 25.

Boyle has been linked to the next James Bond film, which Eon Productions and MGM have set to open on November 8 2019 through an as-yet-unannounced distributor.

Boyle’s rumoured involvement as director on Bond 25 is still to be confirmed, although if as seems likely he will take the reins, the filmmaker is looking at an extremely busy production schedule over the next 18 months.

Bond star Daniel Craig did
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Most Anticipated Movie Releases For April

The month of April is always one of the most interesting on the Hollywood release calendar. After the early part of the year that tends to be limited to awards-friendly releases, and the generally quiet time of March comes the time of year when the biggest films of the year start to roll out. April sees the summer blockbuster tent poles start to arrive in cinemas, and APril 2018 is one of the best movie-going months for absolutely ages – particularly if you’re a superhero fan. Here, we look at the three biggest movies coming to cinemas this month.

Avengers: Infinity War

Forget this being one of the biggest films of the month – Avengers: Infinity War is one of the biggest films of the year. Featuring dozens of superheroes, including the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, the entire Guardians of the Galaxy crew, Thor and many more, this, the
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Danny Boyle’s Kate McKinnon Comedy Gets Fall 2019 Release

Danny Boyle’s Kate McKinnon Comedy Gets Fall 2019 Release
Universal Studios has set a Sept. 13, 2019, release date for its untitled comedy with director Danny Boyle and stars Kate McKinnon, Lily James, and Himesh Patel.

Boyle will be directing from a script he co-wrote with Richard Curtis. The Irish writer-director said last month that he’s also been working on script for the 25th James Bond movie with plans to shoot the comedy first, followed by the 007 film at the end of the year.

The McKinnon comedy will be produced by Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner alongside Matt Wilkinson and Bernie Bellew. Curtis and Boyle will also produce, while Nick Angel and Lee Brazier serve as executive producers. Most plot details are being kept under wraps, but it will be music-themed and set in the 1960s or ’70s.

The McKinnon comedy is the first title to be dated for Sept. 13, 2019. It opens a week after the launch
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Danny Boyle's Lily James-Kate McKinnon Comedy Lands Fall 2019 Release

Danny Boyle's Lily James-Kate McKinnon Comedy Lands Fall 2019 Release
Director Danny Boyle's untitled comedy starring Lily James and Kate McKinnon will hit theaters in the U.S. on Sept. 13, 2019, Universal announced Monday.

Working Title is producing the film, written by Richard Curtis (Love Actually, Notting Hill). The cast, which is still being rounded out, also includes Himesh Patel.

Richard Curtis wrote the script, which is keeping its logline close to the vest. It is known to be musically themed and set in the 1960s or '70s. McKinnon will play a talent agent. James is playing a teacher.

Universal is eyeing a summer shoot for the project.

Working Title's...
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Exclusive: Michiel Huisman on The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society and Game of Thrones

Dutch actor Michiel Huisman takes a starring role in The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, and to mark the release of the film we sat down with the man himself.

We began by discussing Lily James, and what a pleasure she was to collaborate with on this project. It wasn’t just her too, as Huisman also explains how imperative it is to work opposite actors such as Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton, and how he’s always learning while on set.

He also discusses whether he’s ever tried a potato peel pie, whether he’s ever been to Guernsey, and finally we end with a brief chat about Game of Thrones, and what an incredible experience it has been for all those involved as it approaches its very final season.

Watch the full interview below…

Synopsis

In 1946 a London-based writer begins exchanging letters with residents on the island of Guernsey,
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Tribeca 2018: 11 Must-See Films at This Year’s Festival, From Zombies to Tessa Thompson and the Rachel Dolezal Story

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Now in its seventeenth year, New York City’s own Tribeca Film Festival kicks off every spring with a wide variety of programming, from an ever-expanding Vr installation to an enviable television lineup, but the bulk of the annual festival’s programming is movies. This year’s festival offers up plenty of familiar faces with new projects alongside newcomers. While Tribeca’s documentaries tend to be its high point, there are plenty of narratives features worth checking out this year as well. We’ve culled this list from a program that consists of 96 titles.

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18 – 29. Check out some of our must-see picks below.

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

One of the most influential, prolific, and flat-out enjoyable composers of the last 30 years, Ryuichi Sakamoto exploded onto the scene by writing unforgettable scores for films like “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” and “The Last Emperor,
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Ed Sheeran in negotiations to star in Danny Boyle’s untitled musical comedy

The British superstar musician, Ed Sheeran, is currently said by a British tabloid to be in talks to star in Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis’s upcoming untitled musical comedy.

Based on the music of The Beatles, the project has a script by Love Actually’s Richard Curtis. If casting plans go well – Himesh Patel, the actor who played Tamwar Masood in EastEnders, has been cast to play the up-and-coming musician, Also on board is The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie star Lily James and potentially Kate McKinnon – executives are looking to film this summer. Boyle has made it no secret that he wanted to be involved in a musical, only stating last year that it is the purest form of cinema.

As well as featuring musical material from The Beatles’ vast catalogue of hits, new music will also be written for the film which Sheeran is also said to be involved with.
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Ed Sheeran Is In Talks To Star In The New Richard Curtis/ Danny Boyle Musical Movie

Hot off the presses comes news this morning that superstar musician Ed Sheeran is set to join the Richard Curtis scripted and Danny Boyle directed musical comedy currently in development. The news comes from the pages of the Daily Mail in the UK, who say that Sheeran is set to play the new comedy – tentatively titled All You Need Is Love.

The film revolves around am a man who wakes up one day to realise that he’s the only one who remembers the music of The Beatles. Sheeran is said to be ‘in talks’ to join the production, which will be directed by Danny Boyle. Sheeran will apparently write new songs, while tracks from the legendary British group will also feature in the film.

A source close to Working Title, the studio that is making the film, said: “Everything Ed touches turns to gold.”

“He is the biggest hit-maker on the planet.
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Ed Sheeran In Talks For Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Music-Themed Comedy Movie

Ed Sheeran In Talks For Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Music-Themed Comedy Movie
After cameo roles in Game Of Thrones and Bridget Jones’ Baby, Brit singer Ed Sheeran is in talks to make an appearance in Danny Boyle’s upcoming music-themed comedy movie, we can confirm. No word yet on whether he will contribute to the movie’s score though the singer has previously expressed interest in doing more of this. The Working Title pic, backed by Universal, is due to star Cinderella actress Lily James alongside actor Himesh Patel, known for his work in popular…
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Lily James, Cardi B and More Top This Week's Best Dressed Looks

Lily James, Cardi B and More Top This Week's Best Dressed Looks
Major style inspiration ahead! While many celebrities are headed to Coachella this weekend to embrace their inner boho, there was still tons of great fashion this week that channeled more polished vibes and red carpet glam. Case in point: Lily James showed us how to do spring formal right at the world premiere of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, wearing an off-the-shoulder floral Emilia Wickstead dress. Her emerald-green earrings added the perfect touch.  On the flip side, Cardi B, Gabrielle Union and Kerry Washington proved that more is more (in terms of layers and accessories) when it comes to street style.  To see the best dressed stars of the week, keep...
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'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society': Film Review

'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society': Film Review
Mike Newell made his name with a story of lovable English eccentrics in Four Weddings and a Funeral, and his latest mines a familiar seam of hot-toddy Britannia. Based on the posthumous novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society stars Lily James as Juliet Ashton, a writer on the promotional hustings in 1946 London. With a commission from The Times to write about reading, Juliet decides to visit Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands invaded by the Germans during the war, after receiving a letter from a dishy pig...
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Tribeca-Bound Western ‘Little Woods’, Starring Tessa Thompson & Lily James, Scores International Sales Deal

Tribeca-Bound Western ‘Little Woods’, Starring Tessa Thompson & Lily James, Scores International Sales Deal
Exclusive: Tribeca-bound ‘modern Western’ Little Woods, starring Tessa Thompson and Lily James, has been picked up for international sales by UK outfit Independent. In the debut from writer-director Nia DaCosta, Thor: Ragnarok and Creed star Thompson and Cinderella and Baby Driver star James play two estranged sisters who are driven to work outside the law to better their lives in a fracking boomtown in North Dakota. The film will debut in Tribeca’s Us Narrative…
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