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DVD Review – The Wicked Lady (1983)

The Wicked Lady, 1983.

Directed by Michael Winner.

Starring Faye Dunaway, Denholm Elliott, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Glynis Barber, Oliver Tobias, Joan Hickson and Prunella Scales.

Synopsis:

A woman marries into high society after stealing her sister’s fiancé but becomes bored with country life so she turns to highway robbery to get her kicks.

If you caught the Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films documentary from a couple of years back you may remember a sizeable section devoted to 1983’s The Wicked Lady. It may seem odd that a production company like Cannon – mostly known for action, martial arts and horror B-movies such as American Ninja, Invasion U.S.A. and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – would delve into a period drama remake of a 1945 film but this was no ordinary period piece as The Wicked Lady was adapted and directed by Michael Winner, fresh from his success with
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Dad’s Army trailer; A new look at the comedy coming in 2016

Dad’s Army trailer

The new Dad’s Army trailer has been released, and gives us a more detailed look at the movie adaptation of the classic TV sitcom, which arrives on our shores in February. The much-loved TV series was originally transformed into a feature back in 1971, but with the new 2016 version, obviously featuring a brand new cast, looks likely to delight as much as the originals, with some decent-looking performances from its all-star cast.

Here’s the synopsis, followed by the new Dad’s Army trailer.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits,
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Dad’s Army character posters introduce the new cast

Just yesterday we brought you two magnificent UK posters for the upcoming movie version of the much-loved British sitcom Dad’s Army. Today, we can share four new character posters for the film, which will open next February (watch the trailer here).

Here’s the synopsis, courtesy of Universal:

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake,
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New Dad’s Army Poster; The British Empire Strikes Back

New Dad’s Army Poster: Captain Mainwaring an co. are back in the big-screen version of the classic British sitcom. New Dad’s Army Poster

Universal have shared the first one-sheet poster for the upcoming big-screen version of the classic British sitcom, Dad’s Army. The new Dad’s Army poster comes with the tagline ‘The British Empire Strikes Back,’ no doubt cashing in on the new Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer that debuted earlier on this morning.

We’ve already seen a few bits from the film, which arrives on British shores in February, including a superb first teaser, as well as an initial poster for the film.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the
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Collins' Sex Novels Have Enjoyed Unexpectedly Few Film Versions (The Stud, The Bitch)

Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC is to be believed (nowadays, Wikipedia has become a key source, apparently), every single one of them – 32 in all – appeared on the New York Times' bestseller list. (Collins' own site claims that a mere 30 were included.) Sex
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Don’t Panic! The Dad’s Army trailer is here

I’m not sure how well the upcoming Dad’s Army movie will fare anywhere other than the UK, but the TV show on which it is based is absolutely loved here, and judging by the first teaser trailer for the film, which has just been released, we’re all in for a treat.

The teaser doesn’t feature much footage, but from what we can see, the cast, particularly Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring and Michael Gambon, who is absolutely spot-on with Godfrey.

Here’s the synopsis:

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits,
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First look at Dad’s Army as first teaser poster is released

Dad’s Army Teaser Poster: First look at the upcoming comedy starring Bill Nighy and Toby Jones, which arrives in cinemas in February 2016. Dad’s Army Teaser Poster gives us our first look at the upcoming comedy

It’s been a bit quiet of the Dad’s Army movie front of late. The film is well in the can ahead of its February release in the UK, but don’t panic, as today we can bring you the first teaser poster for the film, which is based on the popular TV show of the same name.

We’ve also got an official synopsis for the film, which you can read below.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol
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Fascinating Life: The English Lord Who Went from Victim of Anti-Gay Persecution to Successful Entrepreneur

'Lord Montagu' documentary. 'Lord Montagu' documentary: Anti-gay persecution victim became successful entrepreneur and National Motor Museum founder On first blush, the life of a Lord of the Realm, a Peer to the English monarchy, a child born with an actual silver spoon in his mouth and an ancient estate to inherit, would seem wholly irrelevant to a commoner such as myself – and an American, no less. Yet the life of the man once known as Little Lord Montagu, as captured in director Luke Korem's titular documentary, Lord Montagu, is one that fascinates both for its storied historical context and for the way the Little Lord lived it. Which required a good deal of bravery, ingenuity, and affection for the “common people” and the things we love. At this writing, Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, is 88 years old. The film about his Lordship begins when he is only two years old,
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Take Your First Look At The ‘Dad’s Army’ Movie

I must admit that I cringed a little when news reached us that they were going to turn classic British sitcom Dad’s Army into a motion picture in 2015, but after seeing these first images from the film, I feel more than a touch of nostalgia and excitement in my anticipation for it.

The film stars Bill Nighy as Wilson, Catherine Zeta Jones (pictured) as Rose, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker, and Bill Paterson as Fraser. Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman , Mark Gatiss , Annette Crosbie, Felicity Montagu, Julia Foster, Holli Dempse, Oliver Tobias and Emily Atack also appear.

Here’s the plot.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low.
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Dad’s Army first look

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The first images from comedy reboot Dad’s Army have been released as well as fresh cast details.

Universal Pictures, Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films have released the first images from British comedy reboot Dad’s Army.

The ensemble playing the Home Guard during the Second World War includes Bill Nighy as Wilson, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Michael Gambon as Godfrey, Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker and Bill Paterson as Fraser.

The other image shows Jones as Mainwaring leaning against a car with Catherine Zeta Jones, who plays journalist Rose.

Other previously announced cast includes Sarah Lancashire, Alison Steadman , Mark Gatiss and Annette Crosbie.

New cast announced today includes Felicity Montagu (Bridget Jones’s Diary), Julia Foster (Alfie), Holli Dempsey (Derek), Oliver Tobias (Arthur of the Britons) and Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners).

Oliver Parker directs the new take on the classic British sitcom, which ran from
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Exclusive: Mark Hartley Talks Patrick: Evil Awakens' Chilling Tone, Thrilling Finale, Crack Cast, and Much More

Mark Hartley's reimagining of cult '70s shocker Patrick hits UK DVD shelves today, 11 August, titled Evil Awakens. With this in mind, we recently cornered Hartley as he took a break in London to pick his brain about the film, his feature helming debut.

Until now, Mark has been most widely known for his directorial work on music videos and documentaries such as Not Quite Hollywood and Machete Maidens Unleashed. When quizzed about the circumstances that led to finally getting in the director's chair for a narrative feature film, he tells us, "Well, I had never ever planned, or had any ambition, to make documentaries."

He elaborates, "That kind of happened by accident... I had always intended to make narrative features, and it was just a very difficult process. My background is actually music videos – I’ve made like a hundred and fifty music videos in Australia prior to
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Lord Montagu goes to Electric Sky

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Lord Montagu goes to Electric Sky
Exclusive: Electric Sky has acquired international broadcast rights to Luke Korem’s documentary and will launch sales at Mipcom in October.

Lord Montagu offers what the filmmakers claim to be the inside story of one of Britain’s more controversial 20th century aristocrats, Lord Edward Montagu of Beaulieu.

Oliver Tobias narrates the film, which looks at Montagu’s entry into Parliament at the age of 22 and his imprisonment three years later in 1954 for “homosexual offences.”

The sole heir to a 7,000-acre English estate emerged from the scandal of “The Montagu Case” a year later and revived his fortunes when he turned his estate into a tourist attraction.

The film features commentary from Prince Michael of Kent, the Duke of Devonshire, historian Sir Roy Strong, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and former F1 champion Sir Jackie Stewart.

Lord Montagu delves into a seemingly privileged, glamorous lifestyle, offering a glimpse into the world of the aristocracy that so many
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The Devil Rides Out with Bai Ling

Aleister Crowley. When it comes to being infamous, few names come to mind more than his. Let's face it; the dude was evil and batshit nuts! The perfect fodder for a horror film, and there's indeed a new one on the way!

Directed by Richard Driscoll, The Devil Rides Out stars Steven Craine (Highway to Hell, Return of the Jedi, HeadHunter), Bai Ling (The Crow, Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow), Lysette Anthony (Krull, Jack the Ripper), Sylvester McCoy ("Dr Who," The Hobbit), Oliver Tobias (The Stud, Arabian Adventure), Robin Askwith (U571, Flesh & Blood Show, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), and Dudley Sutton (The Devils, Football Factory).

Synopsis

Dealing with the loss of his family to his murderous brother, Vincent (Robin Askwith), George Carney (Steven Craine) is already a man on the edge of life. Three stories merge from the mind of a writer trapped in a coma in hospital,
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The Forgotten: Stain-Resistant

Giuseppe Patroni Griffi deserves attention. His chic revenger's tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1971) is one possible way in: you get Charlotte Rampling, an Ennio Morricone score that's just a Jacobean riff on his spaghetti western stylings, lashings of sex and gore, and a design sensibility which pays some kind of lip service to period while being deliriously seventies at all times, so that it would not be too surprising if Oliver Tobias donned a set of sixteenth century tinted shades, or a tie-dyed doublet.

An alternative entry point is Identikit (1974), Aka The Driver's Seat, from the novel of that name by Muriel Spark. It's the tale of a mysterious woman wandering through a nameless city, hoping to rendezvous with "a friend" whom she's apparently never met. In a parallel plot thread, apparently taking place a day or two later, the police are interrogating everyone she's come into contact with.
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Win! The Tragedy Of Macbeth on DVD

The Hollywood News has teamed up with the producers of the new DVD release The Tragedy Of MacBeth, which hits the home formats on Monday (12th March). We have two copies of the film to give away.

Marek Oravec (Captain America: The First Avenger), Hannah Taylor Gordon, Hal Fowler Oliver Tobias star in the Daniel Coll directed film, which set in 11th Century Scotland, but casts Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as a pair of eager twenty-somethings thirsty for fame and fortune.

We will pick two names out of the virtual hat once the competition closes, and those two peeps will each bag a copy of the film. To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the question below and email the answer, along with your name and home town and MacBeth in the subject bar to competitions@thehollywoodnews.com by the closing date, which is Friday 16th March 2012.

The Question…
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Trailer For The Tragedy Of Macbeth: Out On DVD Monday 12th March

Released on DVD next Monday (12th March) is a new telling of Shakespeare’s work The Tragedy Of MacBeth from director Daniel Coll. Marek Oravec (Captain America: The First Avenger), Golden Globe nominee Hannah Taylor Gordon, Hal Fowler and the legend of such films as The Stud and The Wicked Lady Oliver Tobias star.

The film is set in 11th Century Scotland, but casts Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as a pair of eager twenty-somethings thirsty for fame and fortune.

We have the trailer for the film below. You can check out more information on the production over at the official site and its Facebook page. The Tragedy Of MacBeth is available to pre-order on Amazon now.
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Richard Carpenter obituary

Actor and children's television writer known for Catweazle, Robin of Sherwood and The Borrowers

Richard Carpenter, who has died of a blood clot aged 82, brought intelligent, imaginative entertainment to generations of young television viewers through the fantasy series he created. After almost two decades as an actor, he found his first success as a writer with Catweazle (1970-71), starring Geoffrey Bayldon as a dishevelled, eccentric, 11th-century magician transported to the 20th century. Comic misunderstandings were mixed with slapstick as Catweazle befriended a farmer's son, Carrot (played by Robin Davies), who unravelled for him modern-day mysteries such as "electrickery" and the "telling-bone".

In the second series, Carpenter had Catweazle searching for symbols of the 13 signs of the Magic Zodiac and being taken in by another boy, Cedric (Gary Warren), at his parents' country estate. "I've always been interested in the person who is outside society," said Carpenter in a 1990 interview with the magazine Time Screen.
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Richard Carpenter obituary

Actor and children's television writer known for Catweazle, Robin of Sherwood and The Borrowers

Richard Carpenter, who has died of a blood clot aged 82, brought intelligent, imaginative entertainment to generations of young television viewers through the fantasy series he created. After almost two decades as an actor, he found his first success as a writer with Catweazle (1970-71), starring Geoffrey Bayldon as a dishevelled, eccentric, 11th-century magician transported to the 20th century. Comic misunderstandings were mixed with slapstick as Catweazle befriended a farmer's son, Carrot (played by Robin Davies), who unravelled for him modern-day mysteries such as "electrickery" and the "telling-bone".

In the second series, Carpenter had Catweazle searching for symbols of the 13 signs of the Magic Zodiac and being taken in by another boy, Cedric (Gary Warren), at his parents' country estate. "I've always been interested in the person who is outside society," said Carpenter in a 1990 interview with the magazine Time Screen.
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Once A Stud, Always A Stud

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Once A Stud, Always A Stud
Actor Oliver Tobias looks set for a second marriage - to a woman 27 years his junior. Tobias, 53, is best known for his role opposite Joan Collins in trashy 70's flick Stud, The (1978), where he played a toyboy waiter who sleeps with the wife of his rich boss. But Tobias insists his relationship with 26-year-old model Araballa Zamoyska has nothing to do with age - in fact the age difference is "totally irrelevant" to him. He says, "She has an old head on young shoulders and I find it disrespectful when people comment on it." And the actor, currently starring in hit London West End musical "La Cava", would definitely consider marriage to the blonde bombshell. He admits, "I'd like to get married again and I'd like to become a father again, but I want to do it properly... I think it's great to get down on one knee and ask your good lady if she will marry you."

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