January 23, 2017

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

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"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when … [Read more...]

Monty Python Stars Reuniting for ‘Absolutely Anything’

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Terry Jones is aiming to reunite the surviving Monty Python team for his latest movie. The comedy troupe, who last appeared together 14 years ago, are being lined up to provide voices for an animated sci-fi film, Absolutely Anything. The star told entertainment industry newspaper Variety that former Python pals John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin were signed up. And he is hoping Eric Idle will also take part. "It's not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that … [Read more...]

Nicol Williamson dies aged 75

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Stage and film star Nicol Williamson has died after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. He was 75. The unpredictable English actor earned raves for the intensity he brought to his roles, but his erratic behavior scared off many film and theater producers. He is best known for his wild-eyed portrayal of Merlin in John Boorman's 1981 film "Excalibur." Other roles of note include a Tony-winning role in John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" and a highly acclaimed title role performance … [Read more...]

Irvine Welsh adaptation Filth cast led by James McAvoy

Principal photography on comedic thriller "Filth" is set to start next week. Based on the novel by Irvine Welsh ("Trainspotting"), "Filth" is written and directed by Jon S. Baird, and the cast includes James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt and Imogen Poots. Story is centered on an Edinburgh police detective who manipulates everyone in his path to secure a promotion and win back his wife and daughter. Writer/director Baird said: “Filth is filled with … [Read more...]

Acts of Godfrey (2012)

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Acts Of Godfrey is a truly original new British film from writer/director Johnny Daukes which began as a poem, progressed into a story and then a full-length screenplay, making it the first feature film written entirely in verse. Described as a modern twist on Shakespeare, Acts Of Godfrey mixes humour with revenge, betrayal, love and magic. The result is a sharp and witty black comedy full of clever word play. … [Read more...]

Her Private Hell (1967) from BFI Flipside

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Her Private Hell A film by Norman J Warren This cautionary tale of an innocent girl abroad caught up in London’s sleazy world of modelling was Britain's first narrative sex film. Previously unreleased, it finally comes to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on 20 February 2012 in a Dual Format Edition on the BFI’s celebrated Flipside label. The new, director-approved High Definition transfer is accompanied by a wealth of rare and fascinating extra features and a comprehensive … [Read more...]

Sweeney sequel in the works

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With the new big screen contemporary version of TV police classic The Sweeney due in cinemas later this year, its director Nick Love is already planning a follow-up. Screen Daily, which broke the story, says that Love is in negotiations with his stars Ray Winstone and Ben Drew (aka singer Plan B) to reprise their roles as detectives Jack Regan and George Carter of the Metropolitan Police branch the 'Flying Squad'. Given the age of Winstone it remains to be seen how he could partake in a … [Read more...]