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2014-01-17 12:24:17

Paramount Pictures' JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT is Awarded First Seal HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP today announced the launch of the AARP Movies for Grownups® Seal, which recognizes films that have a special appeal to 50+ audience members. The first film to receive the Movies for Grownups Seal is Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions' JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT, starring Chris Pine and directed by and co-starring Academy Award®-nominee...

2011-05-03 05:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buena Vista Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for Thor on May 3, 2011. The album features the original music composed by Patrick Doyle ("Henry V," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire") marking the ninth time Doyle has teamed with director Kenneth Branagh. The score was recorded at Air Lyndhurst Studio in London, and was performed by The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Shearman. Patrick Doyle's long-time...

2010-02-01 07:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: From Richard Curtis, director of Love Actually, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary and Four Weddings and a Funeral, comes the musically charged, feel-great comedy about rock and roll in the 1960s. Called "A rip-roaring comedy" by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone and inspired by true events, Pirate Radio follows a band of hilarious rogue deejays who boldly defied the British government by playing the music that defined a...

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2009-09-28 21:17:18

Jaimie Alexander and Colm Feore have signed up for roles in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen Hollywood adaptation of the Marvel comic book, Thor. Alexander is to play Sif, a skilled Asgardian warrior and one of Thor's love interests, while Feore is to portray a villain whose identity is being kept tightly under wraps, The Hollywood Reporter said. Chris Hemsworth is to play the titular Norse god and Natalie Portman his human love, Jane Foster. The movie is slated for U.S. theatrical release May...

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2009-07-14 10:20:26

Israeli-born U.S. actress Natalie Portman has signed up to play Jane Foster in Thor, the Marvel superhero picture Kenneth Branagh is to direct next year. Portman has previously starred in the three most recently released installments in the Star Wars franchise, as well as Beautiful Girls, Garden State, V for Vendetta and The Other Boleyn Girl. Variety.com said she will play the Norse warrior's love interest in Thor, which is slated for theatrical release May 20, 2011. The Internet Movie Data...

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2009-02-16 15:22:31

David Tennant's return to the British stage as Hamlet after back surgery has been named the theater event of the year by participants in an online poll. The BBC said 35,000 people took part in the Whatsonstage.com Theatergoers' Choice Awards survey. The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Hamlet, which transferred to London's West End from Stratford-upon-Avon, also won the best regional production award. Tennant completed the Stratford-upon-Avon run of the play, but was forced to sit...

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2008-12-17 08:41:12

More than 100 members of the British film and television industry have banded together to urge their government to crack down on illegal downloading. The group said in an open letter in The Times of London that the government should take legal action regarding the unlawful sharing of copyright films and TV shows via the Internet if placing pressure on Internet service providers to confront the problem doesn't work. Among those to sign the letter were actor-writer-director Kenneth Branagh,...

2008-09-29 09:00:34

Northern Irish actor-director Kenneth Branagh reportedly is in talks to direct the upcoming Marvel Comics superhero movie "Thor." Branagh has starred in and directed "Henry V,""Dead Again,""Hamlet,""Much Ado About Nothing,""Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" and "Love's Labour Lost." Variety.com said he is in negotiations to direct "Thor," which is about a disabled medical student who has an alter ego as the hammer-wielding Norse god Thor. The movie is slated for release in 2010. The...

2008-09-16 00:00:21

By Alice Jones The star of the Donmar's 'Ivanov' specialises in playing damaged women - yet off stage, Gina McKee seems coolly confident. Alice Jones meets her Elegant, alabaster-pale and with a measured murmur of a voice, Gina McKee is, initially at least, regally inscrutable. But every so often you catch a chink in the actress's unruffled exterior. More than once she breaks off from one of her thoughtfully evasive answers to say, with a hefty hint of Geordie, "blether, blether" or "I...

2008-09-08 12:00:24

By ANNIE COLLINGE Cover story Autumn is the busiest, and most exciting, time of year in the arts calendar. But which new stars are set to shine as the nights draw in? On the following pages, we train our telescope on this season's brightest young things. Prepare to be dazzled... Metronomy Musicians Joseph Mount (right) is Metronomy -or at least he is when he's in his studio. Live, the act morphs into a three-piece band, with Gabriel Stebbing (centre) and Oscar Cash (left) cooking up...


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