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TIFF Review: 'The Railway Man' Starring Colin Firth & Nicole Kidman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 8, 2013 9:14 AM
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"The Railway Man" tells the true story of a World War II veteran mentally broken by his experiences in the war, living a lonely, isolated life, and trying to come to grips as best he can with the terror and memories that still haunt his mind. But you'd be forgiven after watching the opening portion of the film for mistaking it with a Colin Firth romantic comedy, set against the backdrop of England's lovely countryside.

Bella Heathcote And Emma Watson In Running For 'Secret Service' Female Lead, Unknown Taron Egerton Set For Lead

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2013 6:45 PM
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Well, it looks like "The Secret Service," the next Matthew Vaughn-directed adaptation of a Mark Millar comic book, is almost fully staffed with secret agents. According to a Variety report, newcomer Taron Egerton has landed the lead role of a young street tough who is turned into a super spy, in a story Millar has described as "My Fair Lady" meets James Bond. Meanwhile, the hunt for a female lead is still on, with Bella Heathcote and Emma Watson looking like frontrunners.

TIFF First Looks: Liam Neeson & Olivia Wilde In 'Third Person,' Colin Firth In 'Railway Man' & Joel Edgerton In 'Felony'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2013 2:25 PM
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Yes, more today coming from the bounty that is TIFF, with organizers unveiling an unbelievable fest of films coming in September. So let's keep diving in and see what's on offer...

Colin Firth To Star In & Produce Spy Flick 'A Foreign Country'

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 17, 2013 12:30 PM
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Not content with signing for Matthew Vaughn's “The Secret Service” (guess what it's about), Colin Firth has just been cast in another spy flick, “A Foreign Country”, based on Charles Cumming's so-named novel and produced by Silver Reel and Raindog (who are also behind another of Firth's upcoming pictures, “The Railway Man”). Handily, Raindog is Firth's own company, run with former Sony exec Ged Doherty.

Colin Firth Joins Emma Stone In Woody Allen's Next Film; Says 'Bridget Jones 3' Not Happening Anytime Soon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 29, 2013 10:18 PM
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Colin Firth pretty much classes up the joint whenever he appears on screen, so no surprise the actor is in high demand. Hell, this morning we learned he was making a rare blockbuster move, and lining up a role in Matthew Vaughn's "Secret Service." But when Woody Allen comes calling, you clear your schedule, and Firth certainly has.

Colin Firth To Lead Matthew Vaughn's Spy Blockbuster 'The Secret Service'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 29, 2013 7:16 AM
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As an actor, Colin Firth has proved remarkably resilient over his thirty-year career. After breaking through in 1984's "Another Country," a series of strong performances followed that never quite saw him become a huge star. But suddenly, 1995's TV version of "Pride & Prejudice" made him a heartthrob, and led to roles in Oscar-winners "The English Patient" and "Shakespeare In Love." Just as the roles started to dry up again, he played another seminal romantic lead in "Bridget Jones' Diary." And then, as his career seemed to creep into self-parody with the likes of "Mamma Mia" and "St. Trinian's," he got back-to-back Oscar nominations for "A Single Man" and "The King's Speech," winning for the latter.

Colin Firth, Emily Blunt & Adam Sandler Will Solve A 'Murder Mystery' With Charlize Theron

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2013 8:43 AM
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So, there's two ways to look at this story: as a reteaming between Colin Firth and Emily Blunt who star in "Arthur Newman" opening today or as the rare non-Happy Madison outing by Adam Sandler. We'll let you decide which one you want to go with, but the bottom line is this is a pretty good, and unexpected cast for this upcoming comedy.

Review: 'Arthur Newman' An Intentionally Listless Story About A Boring Everyman

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • April 24, 2013 4:59 PM
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What if we are all Arthur Newman? This is the question that director Dante Ariola and screenwriter Becky Johnston raise in "Arthur Newman," their tepid, imaginatively uninvolved drama about two strangers that fall in love while trying to escape their banal past lives. Ariola and Johnston’s film follows a rag-tag couple, played by Colin Firth and Emily Blunt, who bond when they discover that they both want to run away from their respective families and create new lives for themselves.

Watch: First 10 Minutes Of 'Arthur Newman' Starring Colin Firth & Emily Blunt Plus Lots Of New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 22, 2013 7:50 PM
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BitTorrent, perhaps one of few words that can strike fear in the hearts of movie executives, has long been synonymous with piracy. But Cinedigm are hoping to change the game. Today they tried out a new marketing tactic, one that embraces the filesharing tool and tries to use it promotion, and while time will only tell if the industry and movie viewers dig this kind of personalized touch, it has resulted in a pretty generous look at "Arthur Newman."

Watch: Colin Firth Golfs & Loves In Trailer For 'Arthur Newman' Starring Emily Blunt

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 28, 2013 9:39 AM
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Outside of “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and the upcoming “Gambit,” Colin Firth has been missing from the big screen since picking up a Best Actor Oscar for his work in “The King’s Speech.” But he can soon be seen in the upcoming “Arthur Newman” alongside Emily Blunt. And the first trailer for the film has arrived, along with the new poster.

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