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Sundance Review: Michael Winterbottom's Swinging 'The Look Of Love' Fails To Titillate With Shallow, Empty Story

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 20, 2013 1:40 PM
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While stylishly capturing the verve, exotica, and free-spirited mojo of swinging '60s London, uber-prolific English director Michael Winterbottom's portrait of legendary U.K. smut impresario Paul Raymond is otherwise a shallow misfire.

First Look At Steve Coogan In Michael Winterbottom's 'The Look Of Love' Plus New Poster & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 11:16 AM
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There are a few filmmakers as prolific and diverse working these days as Michael Winterbottom, and even though he just dropped his latest effort "Everyday" on the festival circuit this fall, he's already getting ready unleash his next film, "The Look Of Love."

Judi Dench & Steve Coogan To Star In Stephen Frears' 'Philomena Lee'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 28, 2012 4:46 PM
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Stephen Frears is on a goddamn tear right now. He kicked off 2012 by heading to Sundance to premiere "Lay The Favorite," spent the spring shooting "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," and now will get another movie in front of cameras this fall. Damn. Who does he think he is, Terrence Malick?

Armando Iannucci Says Alan Partridge Will Face Off Against A Media Giant In Upcoming Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2012 11:36 AM
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The bits and pieces of the upcoming "Alan Partridge" movie -- the first big screen outing by one of Steve Coogan's most well known and beloved character creations -- have been coming in fits and starts for the past year or so. But here's what we know thus far: "Little Britain" and "Cruise Of The Gods" helmer Declan Lowney will get behind the camera for the film, the plot of which has been kept under wraps, with Coogan only teasing thus far that "...there's quite a large event in a small town. And Alan is not the protagonist. He's...an unwilling participant." Well, a more rounded picture of what to expect is beginning to take shape.

Imogen Poots Joins Nick Hornby Adaptation 'A Long Way Down,' Steve Coogan Returns To '70's Brit Music Scene In "Northern Soul' & More

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 17, 2012 9:39 AM
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Rising starlet Imogen Poots has joined the film adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel "A Long Way Down," which has Pascal Chaumeil at the helm. She'll star along side Toni Collette, Pierce Brosnan and Emile Hirsch, who previously joined the tale of four disparate individuals who meet one another on a London rooftop on New Year's Eve, all with the same intention to commit suicide. Instead of jumping, these complete strangers make a pact to stay alive and stay together until at least Valentine's Day. Lensing begins this September in London from a script by Jack Thorne, whose debut film "The Scouting Book For Boys" earned major praise.

Abigail Spencer To Climb 'Kilimanjaro' With Brian Geraghty; Steve Coogan Lends His Voice For 'Despicable Me 2'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 2, 2012 9:25 AM
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It seems we hear more about rising talent Abigail Spencer than we actually see of her onscreen but, as fans of "Mad Men" may attest to, she's certainly someone to keep an eye out for. In the near future, the actress will feature in Curtis Hanson's surfing drama "Of Men And Mavericks," appear in the upcoming 'Oz The Great And Powerful," and will star in and co-produce (with James Franco) the drama "Wrong Number."

'Little Britain' & 'Cruise Of The Gods' Helmer Declan Lowney To Direct Alan Partridge Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 30, 2012 3:12 PM
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Of the many characters he's played over the years, Steve Coogan's Alan Patridge remains the most beloved. The consistently lame, earnestly insecure and narcissitic talk show host has spawned two radio series, three TV stints, a book and more recently the new webseries "Mid Morning Matters." Since last year, Coogan has been promising that the anticipated Alan Partridge feature film would shoot in 2012 and it looks like the pieces are coming together for that to happen.

Set Photos Of Michael Winterbottom's 'King Of Soho' Unveil Steve Coogan As Porn Baron Paul Raymond

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 16, 2012 12:03 PM
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After unveiling "The Trip" last year and with "Trishna" arriving this summer, the prolific and versatile Michael Winterbottom shows no sign of slowing down, and is currently-lensing "The King Of Soho," his biopic of porn baron Paul Raymond that'll reunite the helmer with regular collaborator Steve Coogan. Courtesy of some set photos, we now have our first look at the actor as Raymond as well as first glimpses at Tamsin Egerton and Anna Friel as Raymond's mistress and wife, respectively.

Imogen Poots, Anna Friel & Tamsin Egerton Join Steve Coogan In Michael Winterbottom's 'The King Of Soho'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 17, 2012 9:03 AM
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He might be coming off one of the more unsatisfying films of his career, in the shape of "Tess of the D'Ubervilles" adaptation "Trishna" with Frieda Pinto and Riz Ahmed, but given his career so far, we're always going to be keenly watching what Michael Winterbottom is up to.  And that goes double for anything he's working on with British comic/actor Steve Coogan, who he's previously teamed with on "24 Hour Party People," "Tristam Shandy: A Cock And Bull Story" and "The Trip." And the good news is they're on the verge of getting going on another collaboration, and  a trio of actresses has just joined them.

Steve Coogan Says 'Alan Partridge' Movie Will Shoot This Summer For 2013 Release; Teases Concept For 'The Trip' Sequel

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2012 2:11 PM
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While American audiences are only now getting a taste of the talents of Steve Coogan, over in his native U.K. the actor/comedian has been killing it for years. And it all started with his comic creation Alan Partridge. The character became a sensation with British audiences, and while to try and describe him without having actually seen it is an exercise in futility -- he's a consistently lame, earnestly insecure yet narcissitic talk show host -- he spawned two radio series, three TV stints, a book and more. And while Coogan moved on to other characters since, including Tommy Saxondale and a dark version of himself in "The Trip" (more on that in a second), Alan Patridge is coming back. He's currently back in the form of a new webseries "Mid Morning Matters" and the much talked about feature film is around the corner.

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