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In Theaters Today: The Imitation Game

In select theaters today is The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Go see this movie today and this Thanksgiving weekend!

The Imitation Game

English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

Also starringMatthew Goode,Allen LeechRory KinnearCharles Dance, and Matthew Beard, the film opens in US Theaters November 21st November 28th, 2014.

Watch the official UK trailer for The Imitation Game below...

Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my fellow American P&P Fans, readers, and visitors of this blog who are celebrating Thanksgiving aka Turkey Day (the traditional U.S. Holiday) today, just want to wish you all a very...

Watch: the first trailer for Joe Wright's 'PAN' starring Levi Miler and Hugh Jackman

The first trailer for Pride & Prejudice director Joe Wright'supcoming film, PAN starring newcomer Levi Miller (as Peter) and Hugh Jackman (as Blackbeard) has just been released today via Warner Bros. along with a few character posters and couple promo stills.
From Warner Bros. Pictures comes, “Pan,” a live-action Peter Pan feature directed by Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”). Offering a new take on the origin of the classic characters created by J.M. Barrie, the action adventure follows the story of an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland. There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny—to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan. The film also stars Garrett Hedlund as Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, Amanda Seyfried as Mary, as well as Adeel AkhtarJack CharlesTaejoo NaNonso AnozieKathy BurkeKurt EgyiawanLewis Macdougall, and Leni Zieglmeier
Pan opens in 3D and 2D in theatres and IMAX® on Jul…

Box Office Weekend: Mockingjay - Part 1 at #1 with $123 million and claim 2014 BO record; Gone Girl remains at top 5 for 8 straight weeks!

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1(Donald Sutherlandas President Snow and Jena Maloneas Johanna Mason co-star) easily tops this weekend's US Box Office with an early estimate of $123 million (though it is off 22 percent from last year's Catching Fire). It's foreign Box office is doing even much better with $152 million (on its opening weekend) than its domestic total with a worldwide total of $275 million. Meanwhile, Gone Girl (starring Rosamund Pike andBen Affleck) continued to have an impressive legs at the box office and remained at the top 5 for 8 straight weeks in row with $2.8 million this weekend and a domestic total of $156.8 million. Its foreign total is now $170.9 million and worldwide total of $327.7 million.

Here's the top 10 US Box office chart this weekend via Collider...

Watch: Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene in the first teaser trailer for 'Far From The Madding Crowd'

As previously posted here last May, Carey Mulligan, who's upcoming period film (one of her 3 films slated for 2015 release: Far From The Madding CrowdSuffragette, and Hold On To Me), Far From The Madding Crowd gets a May 1st, 2015 theatrical release date from Fox Searchlight, according to Box Office Mojo. Now, the firstFar From The Madding Crowd teaser trailer featuring Carey singing "Let No Man Steal Your Thyme" (with co-star Michael Sheen) in the background has been released today (on its 140th anniversary of the classic Thomas Hardy novel of the same name) through UK's The Telegraph. Carey plays the lead role, Bathsheba Everdene (Not related to The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen...)

Far From The Madding Crowd
The story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a ha…

Rosamund Pike to receive Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress for 'Gone Girl' at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards!

The lovely Miss Rosamund Pikeis getting recognition for her impressive acting work in Gone Girl. She will be receiving the 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival's Breakthrough Performance Award, Actress at the Festival Awards Gala on January 3rd, 2015. Hopefully, this will be the start of many awards and recognition she'll be getting as she so deserves for her amazing work for this movie, once the awards season start in full swing next month.

Here's more info. via Palm Springs Life...

Happy Birthday Jena Malone!

Today (November 21st), marks the 30th birthday of Jena Malone (aka Pride & Prejudice 2005's own Lydia Bennet). Jena was born on November 21, 1984 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Follow the lovely Jena Malone and wish her a very happy birthday today on the following social media. You can follow and tweet her on her officialTwitter: @MaloneJena. On Instagram here: @jenamalone. And Like her official facebook page here: Jena Malone.

Go see Jena as Johanna Mason (with Donald Sutherland reprising his President Snow role), one of the returning cast/characters in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which is opening in nationwide release today!

In Theaters Today: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Now showing in theaters nationwide isThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1(Donald Sutherlandas President Snow and Jena Maloneas Johanna Mason co-star). Go see this movie today or this weekend. I'll be seeing this later today!

Mockingjay: Part 1, the penultimate chapter of the third film (from The Hunger Games trilogy) will be opening in theaters nationwide November 21st (Jena's birthday!). The film also stars Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, and Julianne Moore.

Watch the final trailer and more below via Lionsgate...

Movie Casting News: Rosamund Pike circling to star in 'The Mountain Between Us' film

According to Deadline, Rosamund Pike, who is currently having a huge box office success of her career with Gone Girl (which remains at the top 5, with a current domestic total of $152.9 million and foreign total of $166.2 million and a global total of $319.1 million as of November 17th, 2014 viaBox Office Mojo, for the 7th straight weeks in a row), is in early talks to star inThe Mountain Between Uswith Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Nicholas Nickelby) in the male lead and filming is said to start in late 2015. This isn't confirmed yet, of course. We'll find out soon...

More info. about the movie and Rosamund's possible role below...

Photos: Keira Knightley at 'The Imitation Game' New York Premiere!

Keira Knightley(looking gorgeous, as usual) attended The Imitation GameNew York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater hosted By Weinstein Company on Monday, November 17, 2014 in New York City.

The Imitation Game
English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch,Matthew Goode,Allen LeechRory KinnearCharles Dance, and Matthew Beard, the film opens in US Theaters November 21st November 28th, 2014.

See new photos of Keira here from the NYC premiere of TIG below...

Photos: Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland at 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Los Angeles Premiere

FormerPride & Prejudicestars Jena Malone (looking radiant in red) and Donald Sutherland were both in attendance at another premiere of Lionsgate'sThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1(Donald Sutherlandas President Snow and Jena Maloneas Johanna Mason co-star) at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Mockingjay: Part 1, the penultimate chapter of the third film (from The Hunger Games trilogy) will be opening in theaters nationwide November 21st (Jena's birthday!). The film also stars Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, and Julianne Moore.

Check out new photos of Jena and Donald from the LA premiere of their new film, Mockingjay - Part 1 below...

Photos|Videos: Keira Knightley wins Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for 'The Imitation Game' at 2014 Hollywood Film Awards; 'Gone Girl' wins top Hollywood Film Award!

Keira Knightley won Hollywood Supporting Actress Award for The Imitation Game at tonight's The 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards (HFA) at The Palladium on November 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. She was presented the award by her A Dangerous Method co-star Christoph Waltz. Also, The Imitation Game won 3 more HFAs including Hollywood Actor award for Benedict Cumberbatch.

Unfortunately, Rosamund Pike was neither in attendance (she's pregnant and is probably due to give birth any day now...) nor did she win an award (she should've...she was amazing Amy in the film!), but her movie  Gone Girl won three awards including the top award of the night, Hollywood Film Award! Her co-star Ben Affleck accepted the award in behalf of the cast and crew.

Check out several newKeira Knightley photos from the HFA's red carpet arrival and show, backstage and press room, and HFA's winners list below...

In US Theaters Today 9 Years Ago: Pride & Prejudice starring Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfadyen

Exactly 9 years ago (November 11, 2005) today, the 6-time BAFTA (including a WIN for directorJoe Wright, which he won the Carl Foreman Award for the Most Promising Newcomer and a Best Supporting Actressnomination for Brenda Blethyn), 2-timeGolden Globes (including Best Actressnomination for Keira Knightley), and 4-time Oscar nominated film (including Best Actress in a Leading Rolenomination for Keira Knightley) Pride & PrejudicestarringKeira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen was released in U.S. theatersin select cities (New York and Los Angeles), which it debuted at #10 in limited release of 215 screens in a few select cities)with a strong $2.8+ million on its first opening weekend, and according to Box Office Mojo (with an average of $13,325). Its production budget was reportedly $28 million (estimated). Twelve days later, on the 23rd of November, it expanded to a nationwide US theatrical release with an even more impressive $7,158,119 (#7, rank, 1, 299 theaters, $5,510 average).…

P&P NewsBits: Jena Malone and Donald Sutherland attend 'Mockingjay - Part 1' UK Premiere, Keira Knightley attends Governors Awards, Rosamund Pike's 'Gone Girl' returns to top 3 in US Box Office Chart and crosses $300 Million+ In global BO total, Homeland gets Season 5 Renewal, and more!

Some new movies, casting, release dates, and filming news info. featuring some P&P actors here that I thought I'd post them all in the same post...

Here's today's quick news round up of TV and film news (including casting calls, a film synopsis, trailersrelease datesfestival newsetc.) of the following P&P (2005) actors: Matthew MacfadyenKeira Knightley,Rosamund PikeRupert Friend,Donald Sutherland, andJena Malone), all in one post!

First up...

Movie Casting News: Emily Blunt in talks to join The Young Victoria co-star Rupert Friend in his feature film directorial debut!

Almost a year ago (December 2013), Rupert Frienddid a Q&A - Homeland star Rupert Friend on his WhoSay account and in one of the fan questions he answered that he will be working together again and reuniting with his The Young Victoriaco-star . This got me excited as I loved them in TYV movie. I haven't heard anything about this project in a long time though until today as it's finally happening and it's been reported that Emily Blunt is in talks to join and co-star with Rupert again in the feature film Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill, which he wrote, is co-producing, and is directing.

Here's what he said on his Q&A via his WhoSay account:
@Roz Cole What are you doing besides Homeland, and when will you let your lovely British accent loose?Writing music with Kairos 4tet, thinking about a music video for Chris Garneau with director Daniel Stesson, prepping the feature I wrote in which Emily Blunt and I will act together and I will direct, …

Keira Knightley gets Best Actress BIFA Nomination for 'The Imitation Game', to attend Hollywood Film Awards, to make Broadway debut in 'Therese Raquin,' and will be featured on Variety's 'Actors on Actors' conversations series!

Some interesting Keira Knightleynews to post here to get you going this Friday morning/afternoon (depending on which location or time zone you're in)...First of, the fourth movie (the previously 3 wereJack Ryan, Begin Again, andLaggies) for Keira Knightley to be released in US theaters this year is The Imitation Game, which will be opening in select theaters later this month. Previously scheduled for November 21st, it has recently been pushed back a week for November 28th. Also, Keira is nominated for Best Actress in her supporting role for The Imitation Game. She's confirmed to attend next Friday's Hollywood Film Awards, and will be featured in Variety's "Actors on Actors" conversation series. Plus two new The Imitation Game promotional images of Keira. Scroll down below to read more...

The Imitation Game
English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.

Also starringMatthew Goode,Allen LeechRory KinnearCharl…

Then & Now: The Many Faces of Elizabeth Bennet (Part 5)

Updating here with a new post (frommy last four previous posts, which I've started about 6 years ago or so back in 2008!) about  to add as Elizabeth Bennet (in the long list of actresses who played EB since 1940) from the upcoming 2015 release, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a parody adaptationof Jane Austen's classicPride and Prejudicenovel. So, I've created another new post here and updated the previous post.
Elizabeth Bennet (later Elizabeth Darcy) is the protagonist in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. She is often referred to as Eliza or Lizzy/Lizzie by her friends and family.

Elizabeth is the second child in a family of five daughters. Though the circumstances of the time and environment require her to seek a marriage of convenience for economic security, Elizabeth wishes to marry for love.

Elizabeth is regarded as the most admirable and endearing of Austen's heroines.[2] She is considered one of th…

Downton Abbey, Gone Girl, and Heaven Is For Real nominated for 2015 People's Choice Awards!

The 2015 People's Choice Awards nominees has been announced and Downton Abbey ( co-star as Isobel Crawley), Gone Girl (starring Rosamund Pike), and Heaven Is For Real (Kelly Reillyco-stars)each got a nomination. Interesting Gone Girl got a nomination for FavoriteThriller Movie and Ben Affleck for Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor, but Rosamund Pike didn't get a nod for her amazing Amy role. Hmm, okay...

Speaking of Gone Girl, according to Box Office Mojo, 'Gone Girl' Leads Record-Setting October at Domestic Box Office!

People’s Choice Awards will air live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

Here's a few People's Choice Awards categories that Downton Abbey, Gone Girl, and Heaven Is For Realwere nominated for...

Downton Abbey renewed for a 6th Season! Plus new Season 5 Cast Promo and BTS Photos featuring Penelope Wilton

Season 5 for Downton Abbey ( co-star as Isobel Crawley) in the UK is almost over with its finale airing this Sunday (plus a special Christmas Episode with guest star George Clooney), while in the US, we still have a long two months wait to go before it premieres in January 4th, 2015 on PBS Masterpiece. For now, there's a nice new Season 5 cast promo photo (see image above ^ via ITV) to tide us over while we wait and a great news today that the series has been renewed for Season 6!
Here's an article via Deadline...
‘Downton Abbey’ Renewed For Sixth Season

ITV and Carnival Films confirmed today that Downton Abbey is returning for a sixth season with production beginning early next year on the hit drama. The announcement was made ahead of this Sunday's season finale in the UK. Season 5 will premiere in the U.S. on PBS on Sunday January 4. Downton Abbey is a Carnival Films/Masterpiece co-production.  Read more here!  Also, check out a S5 behind the scene phot…

Then & Now: The Many Faces of the Bennet Sisters (Part 3)

An update here on Then & Now: The Many Faces of The Bennet Sistersto add the latest group of actresses playing the Bennet sisters from recently aired Death Comes To Pemberley and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a parody ofJane Austen's classicPride and Prejudice novel.
Check out the new additions (Death Comes To Pemberley and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) of The Many Faces of The Bennet Sisters below...

On TV Tonight: Watch the final Episode 2 of Death Comes To Pemberley on PBS Masterpiece Mystery!

Death Comes to Pemberley starringMatthew Rhys(as Mr. Darcy) andAnna Maxwell Martin (as Elizabeth Darcy...née Bennet) concludes tonight with Episode 2at 9 pm ET on PBS Masterpiece Mystery

Death Comes to Pemberley
Episode 2(120 mins)
Darcy buckles under the burden of his honor, his defense of Wickham, and the security of his ancestral home, retreating into his former severity and shutting out Elizabeth's comfort and convictions. Wickham, with his prison cell view of the gallows, holds close a secret whose disclosure may finally seal his fate. It's now up to Elizabeth to root out the darkest truth at Pemberley. Death Comes to Pemberley comes to MASTERPIECE Mystery! in two thrilling episodes, Sundays, October 26 and November 2, 2014 on PBS.  


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