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Review: 'Doctor Who: Day Of The Doctor' Is A Fitting & Hugely Enjoyable 50th Anniversary Tribute

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 24, 2013 1:23 PM
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Writing for a pop culture institution like long-running British sci-fi series "Doctor Who," you're bound to feel a certain degree of pressure. Generations of children (of any age) have grown up on the series, it's now bigger than ever, with a growing audience in the U.S, and capable of making headlines at home and abroad. But to write a special episode to mark the 50th anniversary of the series (making it by far the longest running science fiction show in the world)—one that would be broadcast simultaneously around the globe (including special 3D screenings in movie theaters), one that would satisfy fans both new and old, casual and hardcore, and one that would justify the acres of hype that have led up to the screening last night—requires even more delicacy.

Watch: Get All Kinds Of Goosebumps With Outstanding Teaser Trailer For 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 30, 2011 9:41 AM
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Wow. Maybe it's just the way our brains are wired, but we just saw more fireworks from 70-odd seconds of middle-aged British character actors than we got across two-and-a-half-hours of empty spectacle in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." The Guardian just debuted the first international teaser trailer for one of our most anticipated films of the rest of the year, Working Title's adaptation of John Le Carre's spy classic "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," the English-language debut of "Let The Right One In" director Tomas Alfredson, and it's easily one of the best trailers we've seen in an age.

John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick & Ray Stevenson Round Out Cast For 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 14, 2011 10:43 AM
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Geez, with all the testosterone flying around this film, you might get pregnant just from reading the cast list of Billy Bob Thornton's next effort behind the camera, "Jayne Mansfield's Car."

Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton & Mia Wasikowska To Star In Vampire Film From Jim Jarmusch

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 16, 2011 11:38 AM
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John Hurt Also In CastThe idea of the vampire, that of the undead creature that survives by feeding off the blood of living people -- is an enormously resilient, resonant one, so it makes sense that there continue to be dozens of stories about them -- barely a year has gone by in the history of cinema without at least one example. But the last few years, it's gotten ridiculous: from blockbusters like "Twilight" and the upcoming "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," to indies like "Let The Right One In" and its American remake, to TV series like "True Blood" and "The Vampire Diaries," the damn things are everywhere, and we can't be the only people who are sick of them. At this stage, it would take a really, really interesting line-up of talent to make us interested in a vampire flick again.

IFC Picks Up Rowan Joffe's 'Brighton Rock' Starring Sam Riley & Andrea Riseborough

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 18, 2011 6:36 AM
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IFC Films has announced that they've picked up the rights to Rowan Joffe’s feature debut “Brighton Rock” for distribution in the US. Joffe, known for writing films such as “28 Weeks Later” and Anton Corbjin’s “The American," penned the adaptation from Graham Greene’s 1939 novel of the same name. The film stars thespians Sam Riley and Andrea Riseborough, with supporting roles played by John Hurt and Helen Mirren.

Watch: Trailer For Rowan Joffe's 'Brighton Rock' Starring Sam Riley & Andrea Riseborough

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 24, 2010 3:09 AM
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After only recently pondering the prospects for screenwriter Rowan Joffe's adaptation of Graham Greene's classic underworld thriller "Brighton Rock," the first trailer for the film has now been unveiled in preparation for its upcoming theatrical release in the U.K. and recent premieres at the London and Toronto Film Festivals.

New Photos & Clip From Rowan Joffe's Adaptation Of Graham Greene's 'Brighton Rock'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 18, 2010 2:27 AM
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At this point, we're not sure what to make of writer Rowan Joffe's directorial debut with an adaptation of Graham Greene's underworld thriller "Brighton Rock."

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