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Joss Whedon’s HBO series The Nevers adds Olivia Williams, Nick Frost, James Norton and more

Rather than announcing just a couple of names, HBO has instead revealed a dozen actors who have joined Joss Whedon’s sci-fi drama The Nevers. The latest cast members are Olivia Williams (Counterpart), James Norton (Grantchester), Tom Riley (Dark Heart), Ann Skelly (Death and Nightingales), Ben Chaplin (The Children Act), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds), Amy Manson (Torchwood), Nick Frost (Fighting With My Family), Rochelle Neil (Death in Paradise), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) and Denis O’Hare (This Is Us).

The dozen new cast members join the previously announced Laura Donnelly (Outlander), who is set to take on the role of Amalia True, a member of a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world. The following are character descriptions for who each actor will play:

Williams will play Lavinia Bidlow, a “wealthy spinster and champion
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‘The Nevers’: Joss Whedon’s HBO Sci-Fi Drama Series Adds 12 To Cast

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‘The Nevers’: Joss Whedon’s HBO Sci-Fi Drama Series Adds 12 To Cast
HBO is rounding out cast for The Nevers, its straight-to-series drama from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator and The Avengers writer/director Joss Whedon. Joining lead Laura Donnelly are Oliver Williams (Miss Austen Regrets), James Norton (Grantchester), Tom Riley (Dark Heart), Ann Skelly (Death and Nightingales), Ben Chaplin (The Children Act), Pip Torrens (The Crown), Zackary Momoh (Seven Seconds), Amy Manson (Torchwood), Nick Frost (Fighting With My Family), Rochelle Neil (Death in Paradise), Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) and Denis O’Hare (This Is Us).

Co-written by Whedon and Buffy alums Jane Espenson and Doug Petrie and directed by Whedon, The Nevers is an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

Williams will play Lavinia Bidlow. A wealthy spinster and champion of the “Touched”, Lavinia funds the Orphanage (where Amalia and many
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Maisie Williams Comic Book Adaptation ‘The Owners’ Begins Shoot, Adds Cast — Cannes

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Maisie Williams Comic Book Adaptation ‘The Owners’ Begins Shoot, Adds Cast — Cannes
Production is underway in the UK on Maisie Williams thriller The Owners.

Joining Williams (Game Of Thrones) in the cast are Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who), Rita Tushingham (A Taste of Honey), Ian Kenny (Sing Street), Jake Curran (Spotless), Andrew Ellis (This Is England) and Stacha Hicks (The Children Act).

The 90’s-set thriller is directed by Julius Berg, with a screenplay by Berg and Mathieu Gompel, based on the comic book from artist Herrmann and written by Yves H. Producers are Alain de la Mata at UK-based Bluelight and Christopher Granier-Deferre, with Nate Bolotin and Maxime Cottray executive producing for Xyz Films.

Co-producers are Brahim Chioua for Wild Bunch, Frédéric Fiore and Eric Tavitian for Logical Pictures and Pape Boye for Versatile. Versatile will continue pre-sales on available international territories, while Xyz will handle North American sales, at the upcoming Marché du Film at Cannes.

Shooting is currently underway in Kent,
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Maisie Williams Movie ‘The Owners’ Rounds Out Cast

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Maisie Williams Movie ‘The Owners’ Rounds Out Cast
Sylvester McCoy and Ian Kenny are among several new cast members to have signed on for Maisie Wiliams-starrer “The Owners,” the 1990s-set thriller helmed by Julius Berg from a screenplay by him and Matthieu Gompel.

McCoy is best known for a stint as the Doctor in sci-fi series “Doctor Who.” He joins Williams and Kenny (“Solo: A Star Wars Story”), as well as Rita Tushingham (“A Taste of Honey”), Jake Curran (“Spotless”), Andrew Ellis (“This Is England”), and Stacha Hicks (“The Children Act”) in the film.

Shooting is currently underway on the film in an isolated Victorian mansion near London. The movie is based on a comic book from renowned artist Herrmann and written by Yves H.

The story follows childhood friends Nathan (Kenney) and Terry (Ellis), who are spurred on by sociopath Gaz (Curran) to rob Huggins (McCoy), an elderly local doctor and his wife (Tushingham). Williams plays Nathan’s girlfriend,
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Nathaniel's "Extra" Prizes: Musical Moments, Action Sequences, and Best Endings

As the Oscar aftermath is just about over, we return you to the in-progress Film Bitch Awards. We hate to not be done with these before the Oscars - argh - but these things happen. We'll finish up soon as there's now just 5 (gulp) categories left. 

Scene Awards

Musical moments, thrilling action sequences, opening scenes and great endings, and the like. There's lots to reminisce about but obviously there are spoilers for some 2018 scenes, particularly given the "endings" category. Films honored include but are not limited to: Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Children Act, Cold War, Eighth Grade, Isle of Dogs, Old Man and the Gun, Paddington 2, Vice, and You Were Never Really Here. Check it out.
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Win The Children Act on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of The Children Act, out now, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

The Children Act sees Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson), a renowned judge in the Family Division of the High Court, making daily decisions about complex family issues. Fiona’s workload is heavy, and her marriage to American professor Jack (Stanley Tucci) is at breaking point.

In a dark moment of personal crisis, Fiona is asked to rule on the case of Adam (Fionn Whitehead), a brilliant and beautiful teenager who is refusing on religious grounds the blood transfusion which will save his life. Wanting to hear from Adam before making her decision, Fiona goes to his hospital bedside. Their extraordinary meeting releases strong emotions, with momentous consequences for both of them as Fiona decides whether Adam should live or die.

Watch our exclusive The Children Act interviews here:

Please note: This
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Variety Announces 10 Brits to Watch for 2019

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Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Brits to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 2013.

For the third year, Variety is partnering with the Newport Beach Film Festival to recognize those selected at the fifth annual Newport Beach U.K. Honours evening, to be held at the Langham Hotel in London on Feb. 7. Talent selected include writers, actors, and singers appearing working in all mediums.

“The health and vitality of the U.K. filmmaking scene can be measured in many ways, from the unprecedented boom in physical production in London and across the British Isles, to the abundance of U.K. talent at the center of awards season,” said Steven Gaydos, VP and executive editor of Variety. “In movies such as ‘The Favourite,’ ‘A Private War,’ ‘The Children Act’ and in the many individual performances by brilliant British screen talents such as Richard E. Grant, Olivia Colman,
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Fionn Whitehead, Anya Taylor-Joy & more: 2019 Critics Circle Winners and Red Carpet Interviews

This evening the 2019 Critics Circle Award were held at the May Fair Hotel in London. Each year the ceremony brings together the finest in modern film and 2019 continues to focus a wider spotlight than the glitzier events.

Yorgos Lanthimos’ cruelty-saoked period drama The Favourite is rightly, well – the favourite for many of the awards. Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War joins Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince with five nominations apiece.

As well as the winners (indicated in Bold) below we were on the red carpet to speak with the nominees and guests at the event.

We spoke to Richard E. Grant (Star Wars Episode IX), Anya Taylor-Joy, Fionn Whitehead (Back Mirror Bandersnatch, Dunkirk & many more this evening the 2019 Critics Circle Award, which were held at the May Fair Hotel in London. Each year the ceremony brings together
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Roma named Film of the Year at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

The 39th annual London Critics Circle Film Awards took place in the capital this evening, with Alfonso’s Cuaran’s Mexican drama Roma named as Film of the Year and Cuaron collecting the Director of the Year award.

Yorgos Lantimos’ blackly comical period film The Favourite won four awards including British/Irish Film and Screenwriter, Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz). Other winners included Ethan Hawke (Best Actor for First Reformed), Richard E. Grant (Best Supporting Actor for Can You Ever Forgive Me?) Jessie Buckley (British/Irish Actress for Beast) and Rupert Everett (British/Irish Actor for The Happy Prince).

Check out a full list of the winners here…

Film Of The Year

BlacKkKlansman

Cold War

The Favourite

First Man

First Reformed

The Happy Prince

Leave No Trace

Roma

Shoplifters

You Were Never Really Here

Foreign-language Film Of The Year

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Cold War

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The Favourite leads nominations for 39th annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

Yorgos LanthimosThe Favourite leads the nominations for the 39th annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, with the acclaimed black comedy racking up 10 nominations in total including Best Film, British/Irish Film of the Year, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz).

After The Favourite’s 10 nominations, the next most nominated films are Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, each of which earned five nominations. These five films are in contention for Film of the Year alongside BlacKkKlansman, First Man, First Reformed, Leave No Trace and this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters.

Meanwhile, Pedro Almodóvar has also been announced as the recipient of this year’s top honour, The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film.

Check out the full list of nominations here…
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Bo Report: Solid starts for ‘Creed’ sequel and ‘The Grinch’

Creed II’ (Photo: Warner Bros).

MGM/Warner Bros’ Creed sequel and Universal/Illumination’s The Grinch understandably didn’t pack the punch of their stellar Us debuts in Australian cinemas last weekend – but the former opened far better than the original and the latter is positioned to trade strongly as school holidays approach.

Mks Retail’s science-fiction thriller 2.0. attracted plenty of Bollywood fans but it will need to make a motza given the reported budget of ₹543 crore ($A106 million).

Among the limited releases, Palace’s Normandy Nude and Transmission’s Lean on Pete struggled and Universal’s zany comedy Sorry to Bother You resonated strongly on just four screens.

Louis Theroux admirers turned up for Sharmill Films’ alternate content release Love Without Limits at upscale venues such as Cinema Nova but in lesser numbers at other locations.

The top 20 titles harvested $14.8 million, virtually flat with the previous weekend, according to Numero.
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Bo Report: ‘Robin Hood’ barely quivers while ‘Widows’ skews upscale

‘Robin Hood.’

Lionsgate’s $100 million Robin Hood reboot is shaping as one of the biggest busts of 2018 while See-Saw Films/Regency Enterprises’ female-led heist movie Widows had a respectable debut on the back of rave reviews.

Among the other openers last weekend, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms mirrored its weak Us bow while the ethical and legal dilemma at the heart of Roadshow’s The Children Act proved too challenging for mainstream audiences.

Given the lacklustre new entries, takings for the top 20 titles unsurprisingly slumped by 16 per cent to $14.7 million, according to Numero.

Warner BrosFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald easily retained the top spot, commanding $4.2 million in its second weekend, elevating its total to $15.8 million.

The David Yates-directed adventure fantasy scripted by J.K. Rowling has hauled in $117 million in the Us and $322.6 million in the rest of the world, for a global total of $439.7 million.
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Amazon Prime Video schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in November 2018

Amazon Prime Video has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in November, including the first season of the Julia Roberts drama “Homecoming” and the sophomore edition of “Patriot.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime Video including those featuring Oscar-winning turns by Nicolas Cage (“Leaving Las Vegas”), Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton) and Shirley Maclaine (“Terms of Endearment”).

Unlike Netflix, Amazon does not disclose the shows and movies leaving the service in any given month. We’ve done some digging and unearthed a few titles that will be exiting Amazon Prime Video in the first week of November. News of these is detailed at the bottom of this post.

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in November

Available November 1

21

2001 Maniacs

Alice

Assault on Precinct 13

Candyman: Day of the Dead

Child
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Emma Thompson joins adaptation ‘How To Build A Girl’

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The Children Act and Nanny McPhee actress, Emma Thompson is certainly not short for work in recent years. The British actress has signed up to star in the adaptation of coming-of-age comedy, ‘How To Build A Girl’.

Thompson will be joined by Bridesmaid’s Chris O’Dowd on the cast which also includes Lady Bird’s Beanie Feldstein in the lead, Game of Thrones, Alfie Allen, Journeyman’s Paddy Considine and Bridget Jones’ Baby’s, Sarah Solemani.

Adapted from Caitlin Moran’s novel of the same name, the story is set in 1993 and sees Feldstein play Johanna Morrigan, a smart, opinionated and overweight 16-year-old. Hormones raging, she is desperate to get out of her hometown and make a name for herself — which she does, reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde, a rock music critic. Gaining notoriety as an enfant terrible, she finally figures out “how to build a girl.” But is
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'Night School' lands top of UK box office

Slow week at UK box office sees no titles gross more than £2m.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate - 1.30

Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (Sept 28-30) Running gross Week 1 Night School (Universal) £1.6m £1.6m 1 2 The House With A Clock In Its Walls (eOne) £1.5m £5.5m 2 3 A Simple Favour (Lionsgate) £1m £3.4m 2 4 Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros) £729,000 £4.8m 3 5. The Nun (Warner Bros) £657,000 £10.6m 4 Universal

Night School debuted top of a slow UK box office this weekend with a £1.6m bow from 452 locations.

The comedy stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in the story of a group of adults who
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The Film Stage Show Ep. 310 – Mandy and The Children Act

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I turn on some mood lighting and talk about Mandy, the newest film from Panos Cosmatos. Then, Michael and I spend a brief amount of time going over our feelings regarding The Children Act and the adaptations (actual and hypothetical) of Ian McEwan.

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Emma Thompson Learned 'A Lot More From Failing' In Her Career Than Succeeding (Exclusive)

She doesn’t turn 60 until next April 15, but Emma Thompson is already embracing her age. "I look my age, and I don't mind that — being old is heaven," the Oscar winner recently said at a fundrasing event in London. "I want to enjoy every minute and use the wisdom I've accrued," Emma — who is currently co-starring with Stanley Tucci in the legal drama The Children Act — recently told Vulture. Her greatest life lesson? "Always remember to bring a jacket!" she exclusively joked to Closer Weekly at a recent TimesTalk Q&A in NYC. But seriously, "just remember you're going to learn a lot more from failing than you are from succeeding, and evaluate it accordingly." Emma and her husband, Greg. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Emma spoke from her own experience and noted at the London event that, "I had my heart very badly broken by Ken [Branagh]," her first husband. But
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'The Nun' holds off 'The Predator', 'Crazy Rich Asians' at UK box office

Four new films land in the top five.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate - 1.31. *P = previews

Rank Film / Distributor Three-day gross (Sept 14-16) Running gross Week 1 The Nun (Warner Bros) £1.8m £7.7m 2 2 The Predator (20th Century Fox) £1.7m £2.6m 1 3 Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros) £1.6m £1.6m 1 4 King Of Thieves (Studiocanal) £1.5m £1.5m 1 5. The House With A Clock In Its Walls (eOne) £1.1m £1.1m P* Warner Bros

Us horror The Nun retained its place at the top of the tree this weekend, adding a further £1.8m for a cume of £7.7m after two weeks. The film is a spin-off of The Conjuring franchise,
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Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny’s ‘Lizzie’ Creeps to Solid Start at Indie Box Office

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Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny’s ‘Lizzie’ Creeps to Solid Start at Indie Box Office
The indie box office is slowly starting to pick up again, with Roadside Attractions and Saban Films leaving the biggest footprint with Craig W. Macneill’s period thriller “Lizzie.” Released on four screens, the film made just under $50,000 for a solid per screen average of $12,474.

Starring Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, “Lizzie” tells the story of Lizzie Borden, who was tried for and acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892. Sevigny plays Lizzie, with Stewart playing the maid with whom she develops a dark friendship. It has a 73 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also Read: 'The Predator': Why $24 Million Box Office Opening Might Be a Letdown

Below “Lizzie” is a flurry of new releases that struggle to stand out. Among them is A24’s “The Children Act,” which made $20,362 from three screens for a $6,787 per screen average. The film stars Emma Thompson as a London judge who
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‘Lizzie,’ ‘Science Fair’ & ‘Museo’ Surface in Pool of Numerous Newcomers; ‘The Wife’ Dutiful in Expansion: Specialty Box Office

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‘Lizzie,’ ‘Science Fair’ & ‘Museo’ Surface in Pool of Numerous Newcomers; ‘The Wife’ Dutiful in Expansion: Specialty Box Office
The weekend was packed full of specialty roll outs, and audiences appear to have divided their dollars, though a few titles grabbed their share. Chloë Sevigny’s Lizzie went to four theaters, grossing just under $49K with a $12,473 average.

On its heels was National Geographic Documentary Film doc Science Fair, with an exclusive showing at $12,250, but Vitagraph’s Museo with Gael Garcí Bernal topped out at $17,500 from one location reporting numbers.

On the opposite end, doc American Chaos, went down in 26 locations with $7,963 for a slight $306 average. Screen Media opened Bel Canto with Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe two theaters for $14K.

Abramorama bowed The Public Image is Rotten about Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) with an exclusive run, taking in $8,485.

A24’s The Children Act with Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci took in $20,362 in three theaters, while Cinema Guild doc Hale County,
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