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BBC America Co-Producing Anthology Series Responding To 50th Anniversary of The UK’s The Sexual Offences Act!

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BBC America will co-produce Queers, a series of eight short films in which eight established writers respond to the 50th Anniversary of The Sexual Offences Act – which partially decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK.

Curated and directed by Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), the films star award winners Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead. The series will premiere on October 14th at 10/9c.

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Romance, Death and Justice – London Spy Premieres In The New Year!

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Chance encounters can be problematic – especially on a London night after feeling that a night of clubbing is somehow unfulfilling.

Danny’s chance encounter with a jogger named Alex leads to romance and complications beyond comprehension when Alex is found dead – in a scenario that has clearly been staged. Alex is/was a spy – and now Danny is seeking justice for him.

London Spy premieres on BBC America on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Follow the jump for further details.

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Mounting Tension Trailer: NBA Spectre Spot!

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If you didn’t catch Game Three of the NBA Finals last night, there’s a good chance you missed this lovely, tension-packed teaser for James Bond #24, Spectre – and I don’t care what name he’s using, Christoph Waltz’s villain is Blofeld (a stinkweed by any other name…).

Check it out after the jump. Spectre explodes into theaters November 6th.

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Suffragette Teaser Released To Get Out The Vote In The UK!

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A teaser for Suffragette – the story of the fight for women’s voting rights – has been created to help stress the importance of voting in the May 7th General Election in the UK.

Suffragette will be in theaters on October 23rd. Check out the teaser following the jump.

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First Look: London Spy’s Ben Whishaw!

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London Spy is a five-part miniseries created by Tom Rob Smith, writer of the bestselling novel Child 44 and directed by The Fall’s Jakob Verbruggen.

In London Spy, Danny, a young man who is part of the club scene, falls for Alex – who just might be his soul mate. When Alex is found dead, Danny suddenly finds himself in a world in which he is ill-equipped to survive.

London Spy will run on BBC America later this year. Check out the first photo of Ben Whishaw as Danny after the jump.

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Paddington Is A Complete Delight!

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It’s January – which means time for studios to dump all the crap they couldn’t release during the more competitive times of the year. But someone forgot to tell TWC-Dimension/eOne – they released what is almost certain to be a family classic this week: Paddington.

Based on the children’s books by Michael Bone, Paddington is a complete delight from start to finish.

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BBC American Announces London Spy Co-Production with Stellar Cast!

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BBC America and BBC Two are co-producing a five-part miniseries, London Spy, created by the bestselling author of Child 44, Tom Rob Smith.

The tale of an innocent drawn into the world of espionage will star Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Oscar®-winner Jim Broadbent Moulin Rouge, Harry Potter), Charlotte Rampling (Restless) and Edward Holcroft (Wolf Hall).

London Spy is directed by Jakob Verbruggen (The Fall, The Bridge) and slated for an April, 2015 premiere. Details follow the jump.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Campion’s Bright Star Chronicles Doomed Love With Wit and Melancholy!

Jane Campion may not have cornered the market on melancholy, but she has definitely shown both a mastery of and a predilection for films that showcase that mood/tone. With Bright Star, however, she infuses the tragic love of Romantic poet John Keats [Ben Whishaw] and Fanny Brawne [Abbie Cornish] with the kind of wit, humor and charm that one expects from a Joe White [Pride & Prejudice].

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Keats died at the age of twenty-five, thinking he was a failure, though he is now considered one of – if not the greatest of the Romantic poets. He met Brawne during a fallow period in his writing and, as their mutual attraction grew into love, he regained his creativity. Bright Star is the title of a poem that was, very specifically, about her.

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