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‘Les Miserables’ composer John Murphy hasn’t seen the musical, so his score is more Velvet Underground than Broadway [Exclusive Video Interview]

‘Les Miserables’ composer John Murphy hasn’t seen the musical, so his score is more Velvet Underground than Broadway [Exclusive Video Interview]
John Murphy composed the score for the new adaptation of “Les Miserables,” but competing with the iconic music from the Broadway version wasn’t an issue for him because, perhaps surprisingly, he’s “never actually seen the musical.” He did read Victor Hugo‘s original novel while he was on a concert tour through Europe in his early 20s, and then again a decade later. “Maybe that’s why I never went to see the musical,” he says, “because I didn’t want to be disappointed.” So when he was enlisted to work on this six-part PBS retelling of the novel, he jumped at the chance because it was so “personal” for him. Watch our exclusive video interview with Murphy above.

See Robert Downey, Jr. will be next ‘Avengers’ superhero to win an Oscar [Poll Results]

The series stars Dominic West as Jean Valjean, a convicted thief who’s mercilessly pursued by Inspector Javert (David Oyelowo). Meanwhile,
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First trailer for 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' starring Domhnall Gleeson

First trailer for 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' starring Domhnall Gleeson
The film co-stars Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald.

The first trailer for Simon CurtisGoodbye Christopher Robin has been released.

Watch the trailer below or Here on mobile device.

The film tells the story of the relationship between beloved children’s author A.A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Wil Tilston), whose toys inspired the world and characters of Winnie the Pooh. Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald also star as Milne’s wife and Robin’s nanny, respectively.

The film is written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Millions) and Simon Vaughan (War And Peace), and is produced by Damian Jones (The Lady In The Van) and Steve Christian (Belle). Curtis and Vaughan also serve as executive producers.

The film will be released in the UK on September 29, 2017. Fox Searchlight Pictures produced and will distribute the film worldwide.
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Directors' Trademarks: Danny Boyle

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Directors’ trademarks is a series of articles that examines the “signatures” that filmmakers leave behind in their work. This month, with the release of T2 Trainspotting, we’re looking at the trademark style and calling signs of Danny Boyle as director.

After almost deciding to become a priest early in his teens, Boyle instead found something else that sparked his interest; drama. He studied English and drama in college, and upon graduating worked for several theatre companies. Eventually, he began to direct productions, something he still does to this day between film projects. In 1987 he left theater to work for BBC in Ireland and became a producer and director of television shows. He directed several TV movies before making his first feature film in 1994, Shallow Grave. That film found widespread appeal in audiences and critics alike, and became the highest grossing British film in 1995. The success of that film allowed
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The Weekend Warrior 3/17/17: Beauty And The Beast, The Belko Experiment

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. And if you're into box office and how movies might do, come play some of the box office games at EZ1 Productions including their new Pick 5 game!

This Past Weekend:

As expected, Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island won the weekend, and honestly, the Weekend Warrior’s original prediction of $61.6 million was pretty darn close to the movie’s opening weekend which ended up at $61 million. (Unfortunately, I chickened out on Thursday because my prediction was so much higher than all others and lowered it to $58 million, which was Still closer to than every other prediction last weekend.) Also, as expected (at least by me), Hugh Jackman’s Logan took a 2nd weekend tumble as has been the case with most X-Men movies,
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Afm: Bill Nighy to lead comedy 'Triple Word Score'

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Exclusive: Ddi to launch sales on feature from The Railway Man screen-writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Double Dutch International has boarded worldwide sales rights to UK comedy Triple World Score starring Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually).

Carl Hunter’s directorial debut is being produced by Sunset Song and A Quiet Passion duo Sol Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter under their Hurricane Films banners along with Sarada McDermott.

Andrea Gibson and Mary McLeod from Gibson & MacLeod serve as executive producers.

The original screenplay, which comes from The Railway Man and Millions screen-writer Frank Cottrell Boyce, follows Alan (Nighy), a tailor who closes up shop to move in with his surly son Peter and grandson Jack. There is distance between Alan and Peter as he blames his father for the disappearance of his brother Michael.

Meanwhile, Alan and Jack begin to bond over their favourite game. Conflict builds to a tipping point when Alan is convinced that an online
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Fox Searchlight’s Untitled A.A. Milne Project With Domhnall Gleeson & Margot Robbie: First Look

Fox Searchlight’s Untitled A.A. Milne Project With Domhnall Gleeson & Margot Robbie: First Look
Fox Searchlight's Untitled A.A. Milne Project directed by Simon Curtis has begun shooting on location in and around London, the company announced on Thursday. It's set Will Tilston to star as a young Christopher Robin alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald. Additional cast includes Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Frank Cottrell Boyce (Railway Man, Millions) writes…
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Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie to star in A.A. Milne biopic

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Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie to star in A.A. Milne biopic
Cast rounds on director Simon CurtisGoodbye Christopher Robin, from Fox Searchlight, Damian Jones and Steve Christian.

Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will play Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne with Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street) on board as Milne’s wife Daphne in director Simon Curtis’ (Woman In Gold) upcoming biopic Goodbye Christopher Robin from Fox Searchlight.

Script is from Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions) and Lookout Point CEO Simon Vaughan (War And Peace). Damian Jones (The Lady In The Van) and Steve Christian (Belle) will serve as producers.

The film, first announced by Screen at
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Fox Searchlight Confirms Domhnall Gleeson And Margot Robbie To Star In Winnie The Pooh Creator Pic ‘Goodbye Christopher Robin’

Exclusive: Fox Searchlight today confirmed the news that Deadline previously broke about Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie being set to star in Simon CurtisGoodbye Christopher Robin. Gleeson, who scared the bejeezus out of kids worldwide as the evil General Hux in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will play Winnie the Pooh creator A.A. Milne. Robbie plays his wife Daphne. Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) directs with the script written by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Millions) and…
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25 underappreciated family movies of the last 20 years

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From Flushed Away and Hunchback to Titan A.E. and Sky High - the family movies that don't get the love they deserve...

When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar.

A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy
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Danny Boyle Talks His David Bowie Project

Speaking with the guys at the Happy Sad Confused podcast, "Steve Jobs" filmmaker Danny Boyle has confirmed that his long gestating film about The Thin White Duke himself - Mr. David Bowie - is still a dream project for him even as it faces several major hurdles before it could go into production. Chief amongst them, from the sounds of it, is permission from Bowie himself to use his music:

"It's a wonderful script, by Frank Cottrell Boyce. It's a sort of musical, but we couldn't get the music rights. I didn't want it to go down the route of 'Velvet Goldmine,' which couldn't use the music, and used different music, and fictionalized it and stuff like that. So, we had to put it away for the moment."

Boyce previously penned the script for the likes of "24 Hour Party People" and Boyle's own "Millions". Boyle adds that one
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Venice And Telluride Film Festivals Reveal Awards Season Contenders

For some, Labor Day signals a Monday off from school and work, the final hurrah of the summer and college football games galore.

But for Oscar watchers, the three day break heralds the beginning of the Awards Season with film festivals being held at Venice (Sept. 2 – 12) and Telluride (Sept. 4 – 7).

Getting a shot in the arm from the weekend festivals were Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Black Mass and The Danish Girl. Below is a sampling of the films in play this awards season that screened over the busy holiday weekend.

The Danish Girl (Nov. 27)

Synopsis:

Based on the book by David Ebershoff, The Danish Girl is the remarkable love story inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener (portrayed by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne [The Theory of Everything] and Alicia Vikander [Ex Machina]), and directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables). Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve
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Wamg’s 2015 Fall Movie Preview

As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.

The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.

Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!

September

The Visit (Sept 11)

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal PicturesThe Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip.
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'The Martian' and Michael Moore lead 2015 Toronto Film Festival selections

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'The Martian' and Michael Moore lead 2015 Toronto Film Festival selections
The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered
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Did the 2005 Oscars get it right?

With the 2015 Oscars coming up this weekend, we go back ten years to see if the 2005 awards still hold up today...

It was during an interview with Mark Kermode that I asked him how long someone really needs to gestate on a film, and come up with a proper review. "About ten years", he said. I get his point. Each awards season, it's about, at best, what feels like the best film right then. Not the one that settles over a period of time, or shows you new things each time you watch it. But the one that you watched once, and affected you once. It's the only way, anyway, I can think of why A Beautiful Mind won a Best Picture Oscar.

This weekend, then, is the Academy Awards once more. And I thought it'd be worth rewinding ten years, to see whether the Academy's choices on February 27th
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Trash review – a likable kid’s adventure with a grownup angle

Three kids from a Rio favela are on the trail of corruption in this watchable thriller from Stephen Daldry and Richard Curtis

Nothing to do with Andy Warhol’s movie from 1970. This is a fast-moving and likable children’s adventure with a fiercely grownup angle, mainly because the kids involved have had to grow up quickly. Screenwriter Richard Curtis has adapted a Ya novel by Andy Mulligan, and Stephen Daldry directs. Raphael (Rickson Tevez), Gardo (Eduardo Luís) and Rato (Gabriel Weinstein) are three Brazilian street kids from the favelas, who scratch a living from mountains of trash at the city limits. One day they come upon a wallet containing some cash and, more importantly, photos and documents. It all relates to corrupt politicians and vicious cops who badly want this wallet back. The boys find themselves way out of their depth, but they have some friends in the form of a cantankerous whisky priest,
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Five Obscure Christmas Movies You Totally Have to Watch

Had it up to here with Ralphie and his rifle? Need a break from George Bailey and Clark Griswold and John McClane? Sometimes, you’ve just gotta take even the most beloved Christmas movies out of the rotation so you can love them all the more next year after a little break. If you’re looking to switch up your holiday viewing habits, check out these terrific flicks from my film guide Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas that might have traveled beneath your radar. You might like them enough to make them a new part of your annual traditions. Millions (2004) Between his breakout hit Trainspotting and the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, director Danny Boyle gave us this charming and offbeat tale about two motherless brothers and their holiday...

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New Who Review: “In the Forest of the Night”

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A great actor once said “never work with children or animals.” This episode features both, and once again, the axiom proves true. The students of Coal Hill School have a sleepover in the museum of natural history, and wake up…

In The Forest Of The Night

By Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Directed by Sheree Folkson

London, and indeed the whole world, ha been engulfed by dense, fireproof forests overnight. The Doctor assumes it’s an act of aggression, but with the help of the kids of Coal Hill School, including one very sensitive girl, the real threat to Earth is identified. But are they too late to realize they’ve been attacking the wrong side?

This is another episode where the main plot and the threat of the week is almost overwhelmed by the staggering character work. Wonderful camera work from the director (the steadi-cam run around the top deck of the
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Doctor Who series 8: In The Forest Of The Night review

Doctor Who series 8 heads towards its close with In The Forest Of The Night. Here's our spoiler-filled review...

This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.

8.10 In The Forest Of The Night

"You need an appointment to see the Doctor"

So this one's a bit different. Coming off the back of a run of Doctor Who episodes where new monsters, big jumps and horror undertones have been regular features, In The Forest Of The Night heads off in the other direction. In doing so - and this is its gamble - it sacrifices things that generally matter to a Doctor Who episode.

Firstly, there's no strong monster, although Who has managed without those in previous stories and still come up trumps. Secondly, it doesn't have a tangible threat, that feels like something to push against. That's an obstacle that In The Forest Of The Night has more trouble with.
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Doctor Who series 8: In The Forest Of The Night spoiler-free review

Series 8's winning streak continues with a Frank Cottrell Boyce-penned episode that has a great deal to say...

In The Forest Of The Night brings to an end a run of four Doctor Who series 8 episodes from writers who'd never penned an adventure for the show before before. On the basis of all four stories they came up with, every one of them should be warmly welcomed back in the future.

This latest comes from Frank Cottrell Boyce, whose extensive and hugely impressive writing career to date has taken him from Coronation Street and the wonderful, wonderful Millions, through to Welcome To Sarajevo and Code 46. And it would be fair to say that by the time he sat down to write In The Forest Of The Night, he had plenty of things he wanted to say. To his credit, he's squeezed a great many of them into a 45 minute Doctor Who adventure.
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Dad's Army film cast revealed

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Universal Pictures on board film adaptation of classic British series; cast to include Billy Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones and Toby Jones

The cast of a long-rumoured film based on classic British comedy series Dad’s Army has been revealed.

Toby Jones, best known for roles in The Hunger Games and Harry Potter franchises, will take the leading role of Captain Mainwaring, a stiff-upper-lipped veteran who oversees the Home Guard in a small village toward the end of the Second World War.

His right-hand man, Wilson, will be played by Bill Nighy, known to international audiences for his roles in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Love Actually.

Both were previously rumoured to be attached to the project, an adaptation of a BBC comedy series than ran from 1968-77, but Catherine Zeta Jones is newly attached to the film as journalist Rose Winters.

The all-star British cast will also include Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Harry Potter
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