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Warwick Davis Exec Producing ‘Master Moley’ Special; Jetpack Boards Series (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Jetpack Distribution has snagged the rights to “Master Moley” and will sell the animated series internationally. There is both a one-off “Master Moley” special and an accompanying series.

The special has a standout voice cast including Warwick Davis (“Harry Potter”), who will also executive produce. Signature Entertainment is selling the special and handling U.K. distribution, while Jetpack is handling the 52-part 11-minute series.

Other stars lending their voices to the special include Julie Walters (“Mamma Mia!”), Gemma Arterton (“Their Finest”), Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), Togo Igawa (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”).

Davis voices the titular mole character. The property was created by James Reatchlous and based upon an original idea conceived as a bedtime story. It follow the adventurous Master Moley, who uncovers a magical book that has the power to bring peace between humans and moles. Davis exec produces alongside Reatchlous,
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Movie Trailers This Week: 'Dark Waters,' 'The Rhythm Section,' 'In The Tall Grass'

Movie Trailers This Week: 'Dark Waters,' 'The Rhythm Section,' 'In The Tall Grass'
Dark Waters, the Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway drama from director Todd Haynes, released its first full trailer this week, along with The Rhythm Section, starring Blake Lively from director Reed.

In the Shadow of the Moon from director Jim Mickle stars Boyd Holbrook, Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman. Sam Worthington stars in Brad Anderson's Fractured.

Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville star in Ordinary Love. Colin Firth, Dixie Egerickx, Maeve Dermody and Julie Walters star in the latest adaptation of The Secret Garden from director Marc Munden. Vincenzo Natali's horror In the Tall Grass debuted its first trailer as well.

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Trailer for The Secret Garden Gives Us a Beautiful New Take on the Classic Story

When I saw there was another remake of the classic story The Secret Garden, I rolled my eyes because I, just like you, am tired of the remakes, and we already have a bunch of this particular story. My favorite being the 1987 TV movie version, featuring a very young Colin Firth, that my mom recorded for me on a VHS tape that I watched over and over. It was a really good movie. Then there was also the 1993 version, which was pretty good too. But upon watching this trailer, I was won over. It’s so beautiful, and an exciting new version my kids will like. Fun fact: this new film also features Colin Firth. My husband says he just can’t escape that damn garden!

The film stars Dixie Egerickx (The Little Stranger) as Mary Lennox, with Firth as her uncle, Archibald Craven. Mrs. Medlock is portrayed by Julie Walters
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Teaser trailer for The Secret Garden lets you believe in magic once again

  • JoBlo
Children have been reading Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden" for well over a century, and it looks as though we've got another feature-film adaptation of the classic novel in our future. Starring Dixie Egerickx (Patrick Melrose), Edan Hayhurst (Genius), Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), and Julie Walters (Paddington), the film tells the story of Mary Lennox (Egerickx), an orphaned girl who is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire after the…
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‘The Secret Garden’ Teaser Trailer & First-Look Image

Studiocanal

A first-look teaser trailer for The Secret Garden, a new film set for cinemas next April, has landed online. StudioCanal, who will release the film, has also dropped the first glimpse of young star Dixie Egerickx as Mary Lennox.

The film tells the story of Mary Lennox, a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor. A magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.
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First trailer for The Secret Garden starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx

StudioCanal has released the first trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel The Secret Garden which features a cast that includes Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth, Edan Hayhurst, Julie Walters, Amir Wilson, and Isis Davis; watch it here…

The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor. A magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.
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‘The Secret Garden’ Trailer: Colin Firth Revives A Classic Story For Children Of All Ages

Some stories gently fade from our memories—others refuse to go away thanks to countless adaptations; “The Secret Garden” seems to fall into the latter category. Now—as if on cue—it’s time again for the classic tale to pop back into theaters. It falls on heavyweights of British cinema, Colin Firth and Julie Walters, to carry the dramatic weight. While more than capable on their own, together they feel like the perfect team for a much-needed reinvigoration.

Continue reading ‘The Secret Garden’ Trailer: Colin Firth Revives A Classic Story For Children Of All Ages at The Playlist.
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Charming teaser trailer for ‘The Secret Garden’ released

  • HeyUGuys
Studiocanal has released a first look image and teaser trailer for the adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett classic children’s novel ‘The Secret Garden’.

BAFTA-winning Marc Munden directs this new adaptation which stars Dixie Egerickx as Mary Lennox, Colin Firth as Archibald Craven, Julie Walters as Mrs. Medlock and Amir Wilson.

Also in trailers – Rosamund Pike stars as Marie Curie in teaser trailer for ‘Radioactive

The film hits UK cinemas April 17th 2020.

The Secret Garden Synopsis

The film tells the story of Mary Lennox, a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents.

When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin, who has been shut away in a wing of the house.
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Dixie Egerickx in First Teaser Trailer for New 'The Secret Garden' Film

"This garden - it's capable of extraordinary things. Now will you believe in the magic?" Studiocanal UK has unveiled the first teaser trailer for another lovely movie adapted from the beloved book titled The Secret Garden. This new take on the classic is directed by Marc Munden, and stars Dixie Egerickx as Mary Lennox. We all know the story, of course. It's about a young British girl born in India who returns to England as an oprhan and discovers a magical garden hidden in her uncle's mansion. The book was adapted once before in 1993 into a mvoie starring Kate Maberly & Maggie Smith. The full cast of this new adaptation includes Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody, Julie Walters, Jemma Powell, Amir Wilson, Sonia Goswami, and Edan Hayhurst. It's only a teaser for the 2020 release, so there isn't much to see yet, but it's looking good ...
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‘Wild Rose’ DVD Review

  • Nerdly
Stars: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson, Lesley Hart, Carol Pyper Rafferty | Written by Nicole Taylor | Directed by Tom Harper

Written by Nicole Taylor (Three Girls) and directed by Tom Harper (The Scouting Book for Boys), Wild Rose tells the raw tale of Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley), a young Glaswegian woman with troubles she has yet to deal with, who seeks a life in Nashville among the Country Music scene. Unable to claw her way out of the life she finds herself in, she finds herself desperately looking towards a world she feels unable to reach.

This is a relatable and rough-around-the-edges story of finding yourself and coming to terms with life and all its torn pages and sharp corners. Rose-Lynn is troubled and immature, unsure of how to handle her children, the relationship with her mother, Marion (Julie Walters), or how to deal with life. She
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‘Ready or Not’ Film Review: The Game of Hide and Seek’s Afoot in Twisty, Violent Dark Comedy

  • The Wrap
‘Ready or Not’ Film Review: The Game of Hide and Seek’s Afoot in Twisty, Violent Dark Comedy
A tale of the nefarious plots of a diabolical family that made its wealth off board games, “Ready or Not,” at its best, calls to mind some devilish delights of the 1970s, from the antique-toy-stuffed manor of the original “Sleuth” to the jet set’s homicidal party games in “The Last of Sheila” to the ever-resilient final girl of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Some of its turns are better than others, but since this is the kind of twisty, hard-r comedy of gamesmanship and survival that Hollywood never seems to make anymore, fans of the genre are better off celebrating the film’s triumphs than picking over its occasional disappointing rolls of the dice.

Australian actress Samara Weaving, giving what can be legitimately termed as a “star-making performance,” plays Grace, who’s about to marry Alex (Mark O’Brien), scion of the rich and powerful Le Domas family. Just before the ceremony,
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PSA: Why You Need To Watch ‘Wild Rose’

Wild Rose delighted audiences when it came into cinemas earlier this year, but did you manage to catch it? So if you missed it in cinemas we’ve pulled together the five top reasons of why you need to see Wild Rose, or indeed watch it again if you’ve already seen it, to celebrate the release of the film on DVD August 19th.

The Music

Courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Jessie Buckley took the world by storm as the star of the heart warming Wild Rose, performing all her own songs in the film. The film features original country songs written by Jack C Arnold and are honest and poignant; capturing longing and loss. Wild Rose focuses on the transformative power of music to change lives and the music within the film gives Rose- Lynn a purpose, setting her free.

Jessie Buckley

One of the best reasons to
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Win Wild Rose on DVD

  • HeyUGuys
After delighting audiences in cinemas, Wild Rose is now coming to DVD August 19 and Digital Download August 5, courtesy of Universal Home Entertainment UK, featuring a breakout performance from 2019 BAFTA Rising Star nominee Jessie Buckley. To celebrate the release, we are giving 3 of you the chance to win a copy of Wild Rose on DVD!!

Rose-Lynn Harlan (Jessie Buckley), is overflowing with talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Her mum Marion (Julie Walters) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (Sophie Okonedo).

Jessie Buckley performs her own songs in the film, all of which are featured on the official soundtrack which has been released by Island Records.
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Wild Rose – Review

How about some music in your movie this weekend? Yes, it’s a comedy/drama all about an unknown talent ready for their turn in the spotlight (and the recording studio). Sure, we just had a musical fantasy a couple of weeks ago with Yesterday (though it has a solid footing in the real world). And earlier this Summer we were treated to the musical biography of Sir Elton John in Rocketman, just a few months after the story of the band Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, nabbed a quartet of Oscars. Yes, those flicks are really set in the rock and roll/pop world. So how about some other music genres like country/western? Here’s a sweet fiction film about a young woman chasing her Nashville dream. Now, here’s the unique twist: it’s set across the pond, too! The film’s lead is an aspiring singer from the poor side of Glasgow,
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Movie Review – The Queen’s Corgi (2019)

The Queen’s Corgi, 2019.

Directed by Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot.

Featuring the voice talents of Jack Whitehall, Sheridan Smith, Ray Winstone, Julie Walters, Tom Courtenay, Matt Lucas, Jon Culshaw and Debra Stephenson.

Synopsis:

After a misunderstanding involving the President of the United States, the Queen’s favourite corgi escapes from the palace and finds it harder to get home than he expects.

There are a lot of odd things about The Queen’s Corgi. This is a film featuring caricatured versions of Donald Trump and the Queen, as well as talking dogs and an underground puppy fighting club. But perhaps the strangest thing about it is that it isn’t British. Despite being steeped in English iconography, it’s made by Belgian studio nWave Pictures, who also make the A Turtle’s Tale franchise. No, me neither.

As the title suggests, the focus of the story is the adorable
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Podcast: MidSommar & Wild Rose

with Murtada Elfadl, Nathaniel R, and Chris Feil

Index (56 minutes)

00:01 A spoiler-filled discussion of Ari Aster's new horror film MidSommar starring Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor. We have three different opinions about its value.

38:10 Tom Harper's Wild Rose. You've seen this musical drama before but three performances by Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, and Sophie Okonedo and the music (the finale song is by Mary Steenburgen!) elevate it.

50:00 Lots of randomnees including Almodóvar movies, bad television, and future movies we're looking forward to including The Farewell and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunes. Continue the conversations in the comments, won't you?

Reading Assignments

• Chris Feil's MidSommar review

• "The End of Empathy" -Andrew Kendall on MidSommar

• Halfway Mark Actresses - Nathaniel's fav performances of 2019

• Nick's Vor ratings -an explanation
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UK box office preview: will 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' ignite the summer?

UK box office preview: will 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' ignite the summer?
Ari Aster’s ‘Hereditary’ follow-up ‘Midsommar’ also out this weekend.

This weekend in the UK will see Spider-Man: Far From Home try to light up this year’s summer box office with a blockbuster opening session.

The Marvel film, released by Sony Pictures (which retains ownership of the Spider-Man franchise), follows the recent success of fellow Marvel title Avengers: Endgame, which has taken a goliath £88.3m in the UK, making it the country’s fifth highest-grossing release of all time.

Disney put Endgame back into cinemas last week (including some bonus content featuring the cast and crew) to capitalise on
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‘Wild Rose’ Opens On Muted Weekend for Indie Box Office

  • The Wrap
‘Wild Rose’ Opens On Muted Weekend for Indie Box Office
Neon’s “Wild Rose,” a music drama starring Jessie Buckley that opened in New York and Los Angeles on four screens, lead the way in this weekend’s relatively quiet indie box office.

The film opened decently at $56,183 for a per screen average of $14,046, but Neon had paid a hefty sum for the film at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, with reports putting the price at around $4 million. That’s roughly what the distributor paid for their first Oscar-winning release, “I, Tonya,” which had a $66,039 average in its limited release en route to a $53.9 million global run.

Directed by Tom Harper, “Wild Rose” follows an ex-convict and single mother played by Buckley who pursues her dreams of being a country singer despite still being under curfew house arrest. Sophie Okonedo and Julie Walters also star in the film, which has been a hit with critics with a 93% Rotten Tomatoes score.
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No Place Like Home: Final Trailer for 'Wild Rose' with Jessie Buckley

"Why country?" "Because it's three chords of truth." Neon has released a final "No Place Like Home" trailer for Wild Rose, the film about a country singer that just opened in theaters this weekend (full trailer). This first premiered at the Toronto & London Film Festivals last year, and stopped by SXSW this year. Acclaimed Irish actress Jessie Buckley plays a young mother from Glasgow, fresh out of prison, who decides to give up everything and move to Nashville to chase her dreams of becoming a country singer. An "uplifting story with an original soundtrack about family, dreams and reality, and three chords and the truth." The full cast includes Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, Gemma McElhinney, James Harkness, and Ashley Shelton. This has excellent reviews, saying it's "crowd-pleasing" with an "unbelievably great" performance from Buckley. It just started playing in theaters - check your local art house cinema to catch it.
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‘Wild Rose’ Review: A Breakout Turn and Honest Script Elevate Overt Sentimentality

Tom Harper’s Wild Rose is a film whose fixation on authenticity is directly at odds with its own craft. A corrective to the recent spate of self-absorbed superstar narratives, this is an underdog-musician story that’s appealingly as much about responsibility as sex and drugs, even as it’s repeatedly hamstrung by overly sentimental direction– a saccharine tone all the more disappointing given the strength of an alternately brittle and soulful script from TV veteran Nicole Taylor.

With cowboy boots high enough for Dolly Parton, pipes like Loretta Lynn, and a chip on her shoulder a mile wide from a half-lifetime of bad choices, the crimson haired Rose-Lynn (meteoric star Jessie Buckley) is the picture of Country’s outlaw spirit. In house arrest after being picked up for a less-than-legal delivery job, she’s now poorly acclimating to her old life as a mother of young son and daughter.
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