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Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Sep 4 2013, 8:06am CDT | by Bang Movies

Paul Greengrass says it's a ''big honour'' to open the BFI London Film Festival with his new movie 'Captain Phillips'. The BAFTA Award-winning director will launch the 57th annual movie gala on...

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Paul Greengrass 'honoured' to open BFI London Film Festival

Sep 4 2013, 8:06am CDT | by Bang Movies

Paul Greengrass says it's a ''big honour'' to open the BFI London Film Festival with his new movie 'Captain Phillips'.

The BAFTA Award-winning director will launch the 57th annual movie gala on October 9 with his Tom Hanks-starring high-stakes thriller about the 2009 hijacking of US Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates, and he is delighted by the distinction, especially as it will allow him to fly the flag for his home country.

Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the press launch of the London Film Festival today (04.09.13), he said: ''It's a very, very big honour. It's an absolute thrill. I'm a British filmmaker, I've always made films here, including this one. Although it wasn't shot here, it was a largely British crew. I believe passionately in British filmmaking and British talent, in front of and behind the camera, so to be asked to open the festival is a huge, huge honour.''

'Captain Phillips' leading man Tom Hanks will have the unique role of opening and closing the festival, as his Walt Disney biopic 'Saving Mr. Banks' will serve as the closing night gala on October 20.

Other films set to screen at this year's 12-day extravaganza include Alfonso Cuaron's breathtaking space adventure 'Gravity', starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney; Joel and Ethan Coen's 'Inside Llewyn Davis' with Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, which took home the Grand Prix award at Cannes earlier this year; Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' starring Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender; and 'The Dark Knight Rises' actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, comedy 'Don Jon'.

The 57th annual BFI London Film Festival is set to be the biggest yet, boasting 22 world premieres and 29 European premieres, and many of the films being shown will be vying for acclaim in the lead-up to the BAFTAs and Oscars.

BFI CEO Amanda Nevill told BANG: ''Producers want their films to be in the London Film Festival because it is very close to the awards season and it is the perfect opportunity to get that really important spotlight on the films.''

The BFI London Film Festival takes place between October 9 and 20.

For more information and the full festival line-up visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff.

Source: Bang Movies

 
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Amy Ryan & Alan Alda Joining Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller

Jul 22 2014 12:47am CDT | Source: First Showing

By the time the next film from Steven Spielberg hits theaters, it will have been nearly three years since Lincoln hit theaters. That just goes to show you how hard it is to find the right project or even get one made, regardless of whether you're an iconic filmmaker or not. But Spielberg is hard at work on getting an untitled Cold War thriller off the ground, aiming to begin shooting this fall, with Tom Hanks reuniting w ...
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Matthew McConaughey May Be THE COMPANY MAN; Four More for Spielberg & Hank’s UNTITLED COLD WAR THRILLER; Naomi Watts Joins DEMOLITION

Jul 21 2014 8:33pm CDT | Source: Collider

A few casting items crept up in today’s second half.  In short: Mathew McConaughey is said to be in talks to join The Company Man.  The former Black List script is currently looking for a director. Amy Ryan, Eve Hewson, Alan Alda and Billy Magnussen look to be joining Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Thriller starring Tom Hanks. Speaking of talks, Naomi Watts is apparently in them to join Jake Gyllenhaal in Demolition, the new picture from Dallas Buyers Club-director Jean-Marc Vallée ...
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Behold Mike Mignola’s TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT San Diego Comic Con Poster!!

Jul 21 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

To be issued at a panel on Thursday July 24. Read the full article on AICN From TVLine comes this look at the San Diego Comic Con poster for the upcoming TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT TV special.    This image is from Mike Mignola - who Geeks may know as the creator of HELLBOY.       TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT…  …in which Buzz (voiced by Tim Allen), Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when “the coolest set of a ...
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11 Awesome Movie Jobs That Don't Exist In Real Life

Jul 21 2014 5:52am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Real life jobs can be a real drag, such that it’s no surprise we often retreat into the world of film for escapism, and if the awesome explosions and brilliantly imaginative stories aren’t enough, you might end up wondering what it’d be like to live in this world; to walk around, talk to people, and even have a job.And I’m not talking about being a secretary at Stark Towers or something – though as far as secretarial positions go, that’d be pretty damn ...
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SyFy’s ’12 Monkeys’ TV Series Trailer: I’ll Be Erased

Jul 16 2014 11:09pm CDT | Source: Screen Rant

Back in the 1990s, when superhero movies were mostly a punchline, Quentin Tarantino had really only two movies under his belt and the idea of Tom Hanks winning back-to-back Oscars seemed insane, the great Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam was still struggling to get his films made within the Hollywood studio system. Then came the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys. Based very loosely on a 1962 French short film called La Jetée, Twelve Monkeys f ...
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Academy Museum Receives $12 Million In Gifts From Dolby

Jul 15 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: Deadline

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has received a $7 million gift from Dolby Laboratories to provide cutting-edge audiovisual technology in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ movie theaters. Additionally, the Dolby family has made a $5 million gift to the Academy Museum’s capital campaign. In recognition of this gift, the Academy will name the Museum’s rooftop terrace the Dolby Family Terrace. “Dolby ...
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Movie News: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Villain Photo and New Trailer, Plus More Spielberg Movies Coming

Jun 17 2014 8:03am CDT | Source: movies.com

Guardians of the Galaxy: Marvel has not released much information about the villains in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, due out on August 1, but a new photo gives Korath the Accuser (Djimon Hounsou) his moment in the spotlight. Additionally, you can watch a new trailer for the film below. [Marvel]   Steven Spielberg: When can we see more movies directed by Steven Spielberg? Release dates have now been set for two previously-announced projects that will be helmed by ...
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Spielberg's next two films get release dates!!!

Jun 16 2014 9:34pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

Steven Spielberg seems to finally have settled on his next two projects and they now have release dates just nine months apart. Read the full article on AICN Hey Yo, Draven here. Steven Spielberg seems to have finally decided on not just his next project, but the one after that as well. The untitled Cold War drama that we heard about a few months ago, is scheduled to be released October 16th, ...
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Steven Spielberg's Next Two Films Dated

Jun 16 2014 2:29pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Release dates have been locked down for Steven Spielberg's next two directorial efforts. DreamWorks Pictures has announced an October 16th 2015 release for his untitled Cold War thriller starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance. Spielberg is now confirmed to be directing the project about an American lawyer recruited by the CIA to negotiate the release of a U.S. spy plane pilot from Russia in 1960. DreamWorks has also announced a July 1st 2016 release date for ...
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5 Excellent Chick Flicks

Jun 12 2014 9:50am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Recently, I posted the 5 Best Chick Flicks for Guys. Here is another list of great chick flicks worth catching. A couple of them are the same because there are really only so many "good" chick flicks to go around.1. Waitress (2007)Who would have thought a movie about a waitress could be so entertaining? Keri Russell plays a waitress who is trying to escape the clutch of her redneck husband after she discovers she is pregnant. Did I mention she makes delicious pies? ...
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