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Of these films, which is your favorite?

  • X-Men: First Class
  • Arthur Christmas
  • The Conspirator
  • The Last Station
  • Gnomeo & Juliet
  • Atonement
  • Becoming Jane
  • Wanted
  • Starter For 10
  • Penelope
  • The Last King of Scotland
  • Other-Inside I'm Dancing, Wimbledon, CON, etc

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Votes: 4
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Category: Film

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 Film: Film Updates
Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 05:33 PM - 1375 Reads

Band of Brothers A UK release date of 27 March 2013 has been announced for Trance. There's an article about the film in the February issue of Empire magazine. A few images from the article can be seen at Bleeding Cool. A new photo gallery is up at USA Today along with an article where director Danny Boyle talks about the film.

Also online from James' upcoming films are the trailer for Welcome to the Punch and photos from Filth. An interview with James is in the February issue of Total Film magazine. Excerpts from the interview are at Total Film and Comic Book Movie.

X-Men: Days of Future Past has had several updates. Bryan Singer will be directing the film. Some of the cast members from the earlier X-Men films are possibly returning, including Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman.


And Happy New Year! :D


Extra updates:

A new poster for Welcome to the Punch is at the Empire website.
An exclusive trailer for Trance is at MSN UK.

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 Film: Film Updates
Monday, October 01, 2012 - 04:13 PM - 1661 Reads

TV Welcome to the Punch has a release date of 15 March 2013 in the UK. The thriller was written and directed by Eran Creevy. James and Mark Strong star as a detective and criminal that get drawn into a conspiracy. There's an article in this month's Empire magazine about the film with a portion of the article available to read at the Empire website. James describes the film as rip-roaring entertainment. :)


The X-Men: First Class sequel will be called X-Men: Days of Future Past. The First Class director Matthew Vaughn and writers will be involved in the sequel, as well as Mark Millar as a creative consultant. There are also rumors of Patrick Stewart being in the film. The film will have a release date of 18 July 2014 which is the same release date as the third Hobbit film. Could be an interesting weekend.

Arthur Christmas will be released on DVD and Blu-ray this November. James has a voice role as Santa's youngest son Arthur. Reported supplements to the film are Un-Wrapping Arthur Christmas, Progression Reels and an Elf Recruitment Video.

James can also be heard narrating the documentary Born in the USSR: 28 Up which is part of the Up Series. The series started in the UK and follows the lives of several people in different countries by interviewing them every seven years. This film has been televised on various stations this year.

Trance and Filth are two films to watch out for in 2013! You can see some on-set photos from Trance on Danny Boyle's facebook page. (Warning: the photos are a little graphic.) For Filth, there is a release date of 4 April 2013 announced for Germany. The film is based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. More in the future...

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 Film: Filming in New York
Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 10:06 PM - 1733 Reads

exclusive James has begun filming The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby in New York City. Jessica Chastain is co-starring. Other possible cast members are Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, Jess Weixler, William Hurt, and Nina Arianda.


Sources:
Screen Daily
We Got This Covered

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 Film: Frederick Aiken Marker Project
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 05:16 PM - 2394 Reads

press In the process of doing research about Frederick Aiken, the person that James portrayed in The Conspirator, Surratt Society member Christine Christensen discovered that Aiken has been buried in an unmarked grave since 1878. Working with the Surratt House Museum, she initiated a project to have a headstone placed at his gravesite at Oak Hill Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

If you're interested in donating towards this project, you can find more information at the Surratt House Museum website or by contacting the Museum at 301-868-1121.

Inscribed on the headstone will be Aiken's opening lines from his summation speech for Mary Surratt's trial:

For the lawyer as well as the soldier, there is an equally pleasant duty –
An equally imperative command.
That duty is to shelter from injustice and wrong the innocent,
To protect the weak from oppression.


Sources: Surratt House Museum, The American Film Company

Thanks to charity!


Update:

A headstone has been placed at Frederick Aiken's gravesite and a dedication ceremony was held on June 14, 2012.

An article by the Surratt House Museum about the project:
History Remembered – And Marked
Christine's biography Finding Frederick is also available at this link.

A related article by John Kelly in The Washington Post:
A tip of the hat to a former Post editor

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 Film: New films with James
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 02:35 PM - 2713 Reads

Wanted James will be starring alongside Jessica Chastain in two films called The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her. From Deadline:

Ned Benson (In Defiance of Gravity) wrote the two scripts and will direct both films. The love story explores how a married couple in New York City deals with an emotional, life-altering experience, from the two different perspectives of the husband, Conor, (McAvoy), a restaurant owner, and of the wife, Eleanor, (Chastain), who goes back to college. Cassandra Kulukundis (A Late Quartet, In Defiance of Gravity) is producing. Kulukundis is also casting director (There Will Be Blood, Shattered Glass).


Filming is reported to begin in July.

Source

There is also sequel talk for several of James' films, including X-men: First Class, Wanted and Gnomeo & Juliet. Some of the latest news is that the sequel to X-Men: First Class could begin filming next January. We'll have to wait and see.

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