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Kelly Macdonald: ‘I’m beyond sex scenes now. I just play detectives’

Kelly Macdonald: ‘I’m beyond sex scenes now. I just play detectives’
She shot to fame in Trainspotting, and has starred in Gosford Park, Boardwalk Empire and even as a Disney princess. So why did the Scottish actor panic about her new role in Line Of Duty?

Kelly Macdonald’s roles are typically quiet, fraught with internal conflict and entailing journeys that are more reflective than active. As a grieving mother in The Child In Time, a gangster’s wife in Boardwalk Empire and the titular role in The Girl In The Cafe, the 45-year-old has, over the last 25 years, become known for the kind of thoughtful performances signified by the image of a woman staring out of a window. All of which makes our encounter today doubly surprising; that Macdonald, appearing via Zoom from her home in Glasgow, is here to talk about Line Of Duty, possibly the least reflective TV show ever made. And that she is a complete hoot.
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Kelly Macdonald: ‘I’m beyond sex scenes now. I just play detectives’

Kelly Macdonald: ‘I’m beyond sex scenes now. I just play detectives’
She shot to fame in Trainspotting, and has starred in Gosford Park, Boardwalk Empire and even as a Disney princess. So why did the Scottish actor panic about her new role in Line Of Duty?

Kelly Macdonald’s roles are typically quiet, fraught with internal conflict and entailing journeys that are more reflective than active. As a grieving mother in The Child In Time, a gangster’s wife in Boardwalk Empire and the titular role in The Girl In The Cafe, the 45-year-old has, over the last 25 years, become known for the kind of thoughtful performances signified by the image of a woman staring out of a window. All of which makes our encounter today doubly surprising; that Macdonald, appearing via Zoom from her home in Glasgow, is here to talk about Line Of Duty, possibly the least reflective TV show ever made. And that she is a complete hoot.
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

5 Ways Requiem For A Dream Is The Most Powerful Addiction Film (& 5 It's Trainspotting)

5 Ways Requiem For A Dream Is The Most Powerful Addiction Film (& 5 It's Trainspotting)
The new movie Cherry from the Russo Brothers stars Tom Holland as a former soldier who battles drug addiction. There have been many movies based on this subject with Requiem for a Dream often being singled out as one of the most powerful examples.

Related: Darren Aronofsky: 5 Ways Requiem For A Dream Is Better Than Black Swan (& 5 Why Black Swan Is Better)

The drama by Darren Aronofsky stars Jared Leto and Ellen Burstyn in a movie showing multiple stories of addiction. While it certainly leaves an impact on audiences, some prefer Danny Boyle's similarly acclaimed movie Trainspotting. Both movies address heroin addiction though with quite different approaches. Each film is excellent, but which is the more powerful story of addiction?
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Line of Duty Series 6 Cast: Who are the New Characters and Who’s Coming Back?

Line of Duty Series 6 Cast: Who are the New Characters and Who’s Coming Back?
Adrian Dunbar, Vicky McClure and Martin Compston are to Line of Duty what the ravens are to the Tower of London; if they ever leave, the kingdom will surely fall. Luckily for us, those three are going nowhere for the new seven-episode run which is due to start on BBC One from Sunday the 21st of March at 9pm.

Superintendent Ted Hastings, Detective Inspector Kate Fleming and Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott will return as AC-12, investigating a brand new, possibly bent copper as played by Kelly Macdonald. Here’s what we know about her and the other new and familiar faces we can expect to see in series six.

Kelly Macdonald – Dci Joanne Davidson

Scottish Black Mirror, Boardwalk Empire and Trainspotting actor Kelly Macdonald will play “the most enigmatic adversary AC-12 have ever faced” according to Line of Duty creator Jed Mercurio. In the official press release, Dci Joanne Davidson
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‘Cherry’ Film Review: Tom Holland Addiction Drama Unfolds in an All-Too-Familiar Way

‘Cherry’ Film Review: Tom Holland Addiction Drama Unfolds in an All-Too-Familiar Way
Some of the roles that attract rising young performers wanting to be taken seriously as adult actors include a) traumatized combat veteran, b) suffering drug addict, and c) desperate bank robber, and “Cherry” gives Tom Holland the opportunity to play d) all of the above.

As a showcase for Holland, “Cherry” absolutely offers the chance to stretch and expand his talents to places that the “Spider-Man” franchise would never allow. Beyond that, however, this is a distressingly familiar tale of trauma and addiction that often plays like a cover version of older, better movies about war and drugs.

Fraternal filmmakers Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, coming off the worldwide success of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame,” obviously have the clout to write their own ticket, and they’ve opted to move in the opposite direction, making a film about life-sized human beings in everyday distress. Still, this adaptation
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Sky Cinema: What’s New in March 2021?

Sky Cinema: What’s New in March 2021?
It looks like we still won’t be going anywhere too exciting in March, so it’s a good job that Sky Cinema has, as always, lined up a slate of new films for us to plough through while we’re waiting to get back out there!

See if anything takes your fancy in our handy guide to what’s coming up on Sky Cinema in the month ahead…

Premieres

The Witches – 5th March on Sky Cinema and the Sky Cinema Pass on Now TV

Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis takes on Roald Dahl in this reimagining of one of his most beloved books. In The Witches, an orphaned lad gets much more than he bargained for when the world’s Grand High Witch gathers her contemporaries together to plot a scheme against children everywhere. Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and narrator Chris Rock lead the cast.
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Amazon & Universal To Release Documentary ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’ From DNA & Passion Pictures

Amazon & Universal To Release Documentary ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In’ From DNA & Passion Pictures
Exclusive: Amazon and Universal have boarded UK rights to soccer documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In about the iconic former Manchester United manager.

The anticipated film heralds from blue chip UK firms DNA Films, known for Oscar-winning movies The Last King of Scotland and Ex Machina, and Passion Pictures, known for Oscar-winning documentaries such as One Day in September and Searching for Sugarman. Today we can reveal a first look image from the film.

Amazon will launch the doc on its Prime service in the UK and Ireland from May 29. Universal Pictures International is lining up a theatrical run in UK-Ire from May 27 and the studio has world rights apart from North America.

The film, directed by Ferguson’s son Jason, sees Ferguson recount the most important stories of his life, both in and out of football. He made the film while recovering from the life-threatening brain hemorrhage he
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Amazon, Ficción Bow ‘3 Caminos’ as Spain’s Navarre Hikes Tax Credits

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Amazon, Ficción Bow ‘3 Caminos’ as Spain’s Navarre Hikes Tax Credits
Shot partly in Navarre, Northern Spain, TV drama “3 Caminos” bowed Jan. 22 on Amazon Prime Video, as the region, a burgeoning film-tv hub and shoot locale, has just hiked its already substantial incentives for the audiovisual industry.

A six-episode TV drama, “3 Caminos” turns on five people of different nationalities that forge their friendship along the St. James Way in three particular moments of their lives. Laced with comedy, the three different pilgrimages, framing problems, conflicts and tensions of the ordinary world, also reveal the Way as a spiritual as well as physical journey.

For La Coruña-based Ficción Producciones, “3 Caminos” marks a first international TV drama foray. Set up at Ficción, the series was structured as a co-production with Amazon Prime Video, top European producer-distribution powerhouse Beta Film, South Korea’s 239 Studios and Portugal’s Cinemate.

Released as an Amazon Exclusive series in Spain, “3 Caminos’” German, French and Italian
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Trainspotting & 9 Other Classic Movies About Drug Use

Trainspotting & 9 Other Classic Movies About Drug Use
Drug use has been a popular subject matter for movies since Hollywood was just starting out. 1936’s Reefer Madness is a hilarious-in-retrospect propaganda piece about the devastating effects of marijuana use. As society has lightened up and drug use has become more accepted, cinema has given way to more sympathetic portrayals of addicts. Not all drug movies are mindless endeavors like Dude, Where’s My Car?.

Related: M*A*S*H & 9 Other Classic Comedies About War

Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting, chronicling the ups and downs of a group of heroin addicts in Edinburgh, is a prime example of a movie about drug use that’s been praised by critics as a respectable work of cinema.
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Schemers Review

Schemers Review
A few months ago, Madonna announced that she would direct a biopic of her own life. It came after Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody,which were produced by Elton John and Queen’s Jim Beach respectively. Joining this musical canon – albeit as a footnote – is Dave McLean’s Schemers,in which the shrewd promoter tells his origin story of hustling through the music scene of 1980s Dundee.

McLean begins his adaptation with a dubious nod to Trainspotting, showing a cuckolded thug chase young Davie (Conor Berry) down a cobbled Scottish street. This glaringly hackneyed reference is followed by many more, yet the strength of Berry’s carefree performance manages to cut through the threadbare pastiche on occasion.

Berry cuts an endearingly insouciant figure as Davie, with a long, skinny frame and a neat mop of hair.When a broken leg dashes his football dreams, Davie organises a gig to impress local
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Danny Boyle to Direct Sex Pistols Limited Series for FX

Danny Boyle to Direct Sex Pistols Limited Series for FX
Danny Boyle is giving iconic punk rock band the Sex Pistols the limited series treatment at FX.

FX announced on Monday that Boyle, the director behind praised films such as “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Steve Jobs,” and “Trainspotting,” will direct and executive produce “Pistol,” a six-episode limited series about the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. The series is created by Craig Pearce, who serves as co-writer alongside Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Pistol” stars Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn (“Derry Girls”) as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler (“Don’t Worry Darling”) as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”) as punk icon Jordan.

Per FX, “Pistol,” which is based on Jones’ 2018 memoir, will move from West London’s council estates, to Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren’s notorious Kings Road Sex shop,
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FX Orders Sex Pistols Series ‘Pistol’ From Danny Boyle

FX Orders Sex Pistols Series ‘Pistol’ From Danny Boyle
FX has ordered Pistol, a six-episode limited series on the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. The show will be directed and executive produced by filmmaker Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire, Yesterday).

Based on Jones’ 2018 memoir Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol, the series will star Toby Wallace as Steve Jones, Anson Boon as John Lydon, Louis Partridge as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler as Chrissie Hynde, Emma Appleton as Nancy Spungen, and Maisie Williams as Pamela Rooke,
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Danny Boyle To Direct FX Limited Series On Sex Pistols Guitarist Steve Jones; Maisie Williams & Toby Wallace Among Cast

Danny Boyle To Direct FX Limited Series On Sex Pistols Guitarist Steve Jones; Maisie Williams & Toby Wallace Among Cast
Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting helmer Danny Boyle is collaborating with FX on a limited series based on the memoir of Steve Jones, the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist who helped usher in a punk revolution in Britain.

Boyle will direct and executive produce the six-part series, which is titled Pistol and was created by Moulin Rouge! writer Craig Pearce and is co-written by Frank Cottrell Boyce (24 Hour Party People). Babyteeth actor Toby Wallace stars as Jones, while Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams has joined the cast as punk icon Jordan.

Other cast includes Anson Boon (Crawl) as John Lydon, Louis Partridge (Enola Homes) as Sid Vicious, Jacob Slater as Paul Cook, Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) as Glen Matlock, Dylan Llewellyn (Derry Girls) as Wally Nightingale, Sydney Chandler (Don’t Worry Darling) as Chrissie Hynde, and Emma Appleton (The Witcher) as Nancy Spungen.

Produced by FX Productions, Pistol is anchored by Jones’ book,
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Film Review: Jakarta, City of Dreamers (2020) by Robby Ertanto Soediskam

Film Review: Jakarta, City of Dreamers (2020) by Robby Ertanto Soediskam
Probably the most difficult, and occasionally the most defining film in the career of any filmmaker is the second one, particularly after a successful debut. Robby Ertanto Soediskam found himself in that exact position, after his rather successful first feature, “Ave Maryam” a title that we included in our Best Asean films of 2019. Those credits included Joko Anwar and Chicco Jerikho in the cast and Ical Tanjung and Wawan I. Wibowo in the crew, and an overall visual approach that seemed to wink at Wong Kar Wai. Unfortunately, the only thing that was left for “Jakarta, City of Dreamers” is Jerikho, and even he, just for a cameo of sorts.

The story focuses on Dom, a young man who tries to make it in the movie industry of Jakarta, but his temper frequently gets the best of him resulting in a number of failed opportunities. Out of coincidence, he meets a couple,
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ITV developing The Ipcress File series with Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton and more

ITV developing The Ipcress File series with Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton and more
Just last month, Tom Jolliffe posted a feature here on Flickering Myth calling for the return of Harry Palmer, and now comes word that the iconic Cold War spy is indeed set for a resurrection courtesy of ITV. As reported by Deadline, the British broadcaster has tapped writer John Hodge (Trainspotting) for an adaptation of […]

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ITV Turns ‘The Ipcress File’ Into TV Series Penned By ‘Trainspotting’s John Hodge; Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander Star

ITV Turns ‘The Ipcress File’ Into TV Series Penned By ‘Trainspotting’s John Hodge; Joe Cole, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander Star
Exclusive: Here’s a hot one: ITV is turning Len Deighton’s spy novel The Ipcress File, which inspired the 1965 Michael Caine film of the same name, into a television series — and the UK broadcaster has assembled a stellar on- and off-screen team to make the drama a reality.

The adaptation will be penned by BAFTA-winning Trainspotting writer John Hodge, while the cast will be led by Gangs Of London and Peaky Blinders star Joe Cole, alongside Bohemian Rhapsody actress Lucy Boynton, and The Night Manager’s Tom Hollander. The Crown and Rush producer Andrew Eaton will serve as an executive producer, while the six-part Berlin-set series will be helmed by McMafia and Black Mirror director James Watkins.

The Ipcress File is the first major project housed at Will Clarke and Andy Mayson’s Altitude Television, a production arm of the British film and TV company Altitude Media Group,
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Brian Eno Drops ‘Decline and Fall’ Video from ‘O Nome da Morte’ Soundtrack

Brian Eno Drops ‘Decline and Fall’ Video from ‘O Nome da Morte’ Soundtrack
Ahead of his new compilation Film Music 1976-2020, Brian Eno has released a dark new video for “Decline and Fall” from the O Nome da Morte soundtrack.

The 2017 Brazilian film translates to Tarnished Land. It was directed by Henrique Goldman, who also directed Eno’s new video. The clip opens with a man being buried alive, followed by burning forests and the trail of an assassin, whose victim later floats in the waters of the Amazon.

“Our video juxtaposes two cinematic narratives set in Brazil, one of the main frontiers
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Keith Allen, ‘Love Island’ star Chris Hughes join ‘Rise Of The Footsoldier: Origins’ (exclusive)

Keith Allen, ‘Love Island’ star Chris Hughes join ‘Rise Of The Footsoldier: Origins’ (exclusive)
Production started this week on the fifth title in the ’Footsoldier’ series.

UK actors Keith Allen and Chris Hughes have joined the cast of franchise title Rise Of The Footsoldier: Origins as shooting got underway in Southend-on-Sea this week.

The pair join previously announced cast Craig Fairbrass and Vinnie Jones in the fifth title in the Rise Of The Footsoldier series, which began in 2007.

This outing takes the story back to the late 1980s and early 1990s, showing how three men united to form their own football hooligan gang in Essex.

Allen will play the owner of nightclub Raquel’s,
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Ewan McGregor Says He Can’t Wait To Throw On His Jedi Robes In Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ewan McGregor Says He Can’t Wait To Throw On His Jedi Robes In Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Prequel Trilogy isn’t regarded as the high point of the Star Wars franchise, but most fans are in agreement that Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the standouts across Episodes I, II and III. Ever since Revenge of the Sith ended, folks have wanted the actor to make a comeback, although it seemed impossible for the longest time.

However, Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in 2012 brought Star Wars roaring back to the big screen, and now the Mouse House’s streaming service has blown the doors wide open in terms of the continued expansion of the mythology. Luckily the studio felt the same way as the fanbase did, and one of their first orders of business was to start developing an Obi-Wan series for Disney Plus.

The show may have hit a couple of major setbacks already, but construction is well underway for the exterior sets,
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Competition: Win a ‘Dog Soldiers’ 4K iTunes voucher!

Competition: Win a ‘Dog Soldiers’ 4K iTunes voucher!
To celebrate the 4K Digital release of Dog Soldiers, we’re giving away an iTunes voucher.

Things are getting hairy as Vertigo Releasing re-release the classic British troops-versus-werewolves horror Dog Soldiers, with a superb 4K restoration, and stunning, newly-commissioned promotional artwork by legendary illustrator Chris Malbon, in UK cinemas and available on digital platforms this October. One of the great British horror films, and certainly one of the best werewolf films ever, Neil Marshall’s debut grossed £5 million at the box office when it was first released in 2002, and quickly became a bona fide fan favourite.

It’s The Howling meets Ultimate Force, with an irresistible mix of foul-mouthed squaddies taking on vicious werewolves, combined with plenty of blood and gore, and brilliantly effective action set pieces. With a cracking cast, including Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon) and Kevin McKidd (Trainspotting), special effects to make your hair stand on end, and endless quotable lines (“Sausages…
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