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The Establishing Shot: Week 46 Film News Round-up

Friday, November 18, 2011 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

The Establishing Shot Film NewsThis week on The Establishing Shot: UK Top 10 Films, The Establishing Shot is shortlisted for a RAFA in The Richard Attenborough Film Awards for Best UK Film Blog site 2012, The Establishing Shot: The Pedro Almodóvar Archives Launched this week, Analysis of exclusive Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol footage, 50/50 Mini Review, Trespass Mini Review, How to Stop Being a Loser Premiere, Made In Chelsea End of Season Party at Under The Bridge & Made In Chelsea soundtrack playlist, Autobots, engage! Transformers: Dark of the Moon joins forces with the Science Museum for Robotville EU Festival, Thandie Newton Introduces UK Premiere of An African Election, A Sunday Afternoon with Danny Boyle, Snowtown screening and QA with Actor Daniel Henshall, The Deep Blue Sea and QA with Director Terence Davies, UK Jewish Film Festival catchup, Titan Books release special edition Chris Foss books, Crispin Glover Returns to The Phoenix this December, cinovu are looking for film-makers, The Casting Collective are looking for extras for Les Miserables, UK Cinema Staff Rewarded For Preventing Piracy, Metrodome presents the London Premiere of Resistance Sunday 20th November at the Curzon Mayfair, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol to open 8th Dubai International Film Festival, My Week With Marilyn UK Release Date: Friday 25 November, 2011, Simon Pegg Stars In A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, Orange Film Night Live

UK Top 10 Films Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November, 2011- from Digital Cinema Media
1. Immortals 3D
2. Arthur Christmas 3D
3. The Adventures Of Tin Tin: Secret Of The Unicorn
4. In Time
5. Tower Heist
6. The Rum Diary
7. Johnny English Reborn
8. The Help
9. Paranormal Activity 3
10. The Ides Of March

The Establishing Shot is shortlisted for a RAFA in The Richard Attenborough Film Awards for Best UK Film Blog site 2012
Wow! Being in the running for a Richard Attenborough Film Award is quite a compliment. Previously I have shied away from blog award competitions but I am honoured to be considered for a RAFA. Read More here!

The Establishing Shot: The Pedro Almodóvar Archives Launched this week.
Taschen added a rather snazzy addition to their film Archives hard cover collection with The Pedro Almodóvar Archives More about the launch and the book itself can be found here!

The Establishing Shot: Paramount shows us exclusive footage of Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and my thoughts.
Early on Friday I accepted the challenge and made my way to the BFI IMAX the biggest screen in the UK to see some exclusive and never before seen footage from this year's mega action blockbuster and fourth in the series Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Read More here!

This week’s recommended viewing:

50/50 Review 50/50 Review
From the makers of Superbad (don’t hold that against it) the bitter sweet tale of a young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) coming to terms with cancer. 50/50 was way better than I thought it was going to be with exceptional performances all round and a fairly fresh and engaging look at a young man and his circle of relations coming to terms with his life threatening disease.

At times it felt a little choppy like characters popped up to move the story line along but by and large it was great tale with  Joseph Gordon-Levitt pulling a touching performance out the bag and Seth Rogen moving further away from frat boy humour to surprisingly charming as the comedic sidekick. You’ll laugh out loud as well tear up at times.

50/50 release date: 25 November, 2011

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centred on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer: Will Reiser
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick

Trespass Review Trespass Review
First off - I am not a Nicholas Cage fan at all. I haven’t really enjoyed much he has been in and progressively enjoyed his films less. Apart from Drive Angry which was complete bubble gum but there were moments when his performance transcended the film as well as his usual I don’t need to act I’m cool - persona. So I wasn’t expecting much from Trespass. But I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be very entertaining, with good performances all round, taught set ups and a clever storyline, a lot less predicable than similar films in the gang home invasion/family tension genre.

Trespass is pure Hollywood but a good addition to Joel Schumacher’s resume with some great performances especially from Nicholas Cage who seems to be getting better with more mature roles.

Trespass release date: 11 November 2011

As they're held for ransom, a husband and wife's predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Writer: Karl Gajdusek
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman and Cam Gigandet

Things I missed out on this week:
I have been fairly busy and had to miss a couple of things this week like the:

Premiere of Dominic Burns’ latest film How to Stop Being a Loser.
From the growing independent production house Hawthorn Productions the team behind Sci Fi / horror/ thrillers like The Last Seven, CUT and the Jack Series comes their first rom-com How to Stop Being a Loser which seems to star every gorgeous actress in Britain (Gemma Atkinson, Keeley Hazell, Sheridan Smith, Stephanie Leonidas, Sophie-Larissa Houghton) as well as talent like; Richard E. Grant (who has an absolutely hilarious cameo How to Stop Being a Loser), Colin Salmon, Simon Phillips and host of up and comers. In How to Stop Being a Loser we follow James (Simon Phillips) as he tries to transform himself from a zero to a hero to win the heart of Hannah (Gemma Atkinson).

We missed the premiere and another chance to try get some sound bites from COD’s Captain Price himself Billy Murray, we also tried to chat with Billy Murray at the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launch party but he was too tied up in conversation with Martin Kemp, both star in How to Stop Being a Loser Hopefully we’ll catch up with Dominic Burns before he heads to LA again and chat with him about How to Stop Being a Loser and his upcoming Sci - Fi film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme called U.F.O.

How to Stop Being a Loser release date: 18 November, 2011

How to Stop Being a Loser
James is useless with women, but his luck changes under the tutelage of pick-up artist, Ampersand. As James learns the art of seduction he begins to wonder about Ampersand's intentions and questions what would truly make him happy in life.

Director: Dominic Burns
Writers: Chris Grezo, Rupert Knowles, Alexander Williams
Stars: Billy Murray, Richard E. Grant and Simon Phillips

Autobots, engage! Transformers: Dark of the Moon joins forces with the Science Museum for RobotvilleEU Festival
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are getting ready to engage as Transformers: Dark of the Moon comes to the Science Museum, sponsoring RobotvilleEU between 30th November and 4th December.

RobotvilleEU Festival will celebrate the most cutting-edge in robot design and innovation and explores the cultural significance of robots, with the Science Museum playing host to over 20 unique robots, many of which will be on show to the British public for the first time.

As part of RobotvilleEU, Transformers: Dark of the Moon – released on Blu-ray triple play and DVD on 28th November – will be offering museum-goers the chance to get an exclusive insight into the highest grossing robot film of all time, Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

Throughout RobotvilleEU there will be exclusive Transformers: Dark of the Moon behind-the-scenes footage being screened around the Science Museum. Museum-goers will also have the chance to get up close and personal with an 8ftstatue of Optimus Prime created out of hundreds of blocks of futuristic KRE-O Lego and experience the might of the Transformers for themselves!

RobotvilleEU begins on 30th November at the Museum’s late night opening for adults and is open for five days. The festival opens the Science Museum’s month long celebration of robots throughout December, consisting of talks with experts, robot workshops, Q&As with curators, art installations and multimedia and much more all the way up to the New Year.

For more details, visit:

Thandie Newton Introduces UK Premiere of An African Election
Join BAFTA-winning actress Thandie Newton (Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness) for the UK première of An African Election. This special screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Jarreth Merz. For tickets!

What value does democracy offer, particularly in the tumultuous region of West Africa? For Ghana, democracy may mean the difference between peace and prosperity - and murderous chaos under military coup. Follow the key players of the 2008 Ghanaian presidential election as the countrymen's fate lies precariously in the balance.

The Rich Mix Cinema - Sunday 20 November, 18:00

An African Election will then enjoy an additional preview at The Notting Hill Gate, Tuesday 22 November (Plus Director Q&A) before going on general release, 25 November at Empire Leicester Square.

Catch up on An African Election Facebook  and Twitter

An African Election Release Date: 25 November, 2011

An African Election
An African Election is a political documentary that exposes the never-before-seen, nitty-gritty of political electioneering in Africa. It captures the intrigues of political campaigns; the almost carnival like atmosphere that is laced with fear of the unknown and the danger that lurks behind-the-scenes.

Directors: Jarreth J. Merz, Kevin Merz
Writers: Erika Tasini, Shari Yantra Marcacci

A Sunday Afternoon with Danny Boyle
Join Positive East for an exclusive afternoon with Academy Award winning Danny Boyle, hosted at the iconic Stratford Picturehouse by BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo.

Danny Boyle will show his celebrated movie Millions, before taking a Q&A session with his audience and hosting a fabulous drinks reception. Ticket sales are in support of East London's HIV charity Positive East for World AIDS Day.

Positive East is the leading community-based HIV charity in London, providing services and support to improve the physical, psychological, emotional and social needs of individuals and communities affected by HIV in East London.

For tickets and more information:

Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.

Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce
Stars: Alex Etel, James Nesbitt and Daisy Donovan

Snowtown screening and QA with Actor Daniel Henshall
Curzon Soho will be welcoming lead actor Daniel Henshall for a Q&A on Friday 18 November 6.15pm, after a special screening of his impressive debut feature Snowtown. The film was screened as part of Critic's Week selection of this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Friday 18 November 6.15pm -

When 16 year-old Jamie begins a friendship with a charismatic man, his world becomes threatened by his loyalty and fear of his newfound father figure, John Bunting: Australia's most notorious serial killer.

Director: Justin Kurzel
Writers: Justin Kurzel, Shaun Grant
Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Bob Adriaens and Louise Harris

Snowtown release date: 18 November 2011

The Deep Blue Sea and QA with Director Terence Davies
To celebrate the release of his new film, Terence Davies will join both Curzon Mayfair (Friday 25 November at 6.10pm) and Curzon Richmond (Sunday 27 November at 5.00pm) on stage to discuss his adaptation of Terence Rattigan's stage play -

The Deep Blue Sea
The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Director: Terence Davies
Writers: Terence Davies, Terence Rattigan
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale

The Deep Blue Sea release date: 25 November, 2011

UK Jewish Film Festival catchup
The 15th UK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL opened in style on November 1st with Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘This Must Be The Place’, starring Sean Penn. On November 5th Bank Leumi UK sponsored the showing of ‘Footnote’ which won the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes this year for writer/director Joseph Cedar; guests of honour included Daniel Taub, Israeli Ambassador to the UK and Lawrence Weiss CEO of Bank Leumi UK.

On November 6th the mystery drama ‘Lipstikka’ screened at the Tricycle and was attended by the writer/director, Jonathan Sagall who gave a post-film talk with UK Jewish Film Festival Executive Director, Judy Ironside.

November 8th saw the unmissable documentary ‘Mordechai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews’ about the brilliant Canadian Jewish author, essayist, thinker and opinion maker. Presented in association with the Canadian High Commission, the film was introduced by Richler’s daughter, Martha Richler.

A gripping USA documentary ‘Crime After Crime’, about the battle to free Deborah Peagler who spent 26 years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit, enthralled audiences at the Tricycle.

UK Jewish Film is a committed supporter of short films and this year’s Pears Foundation Short Film Fund winners included ‘The Squirrel and the Penguin’ written and directed by Anna Benner and Jens Blank and ‘The Other Side’ directed by Khen Shalem.

On November 12th the Coronet cinema in Notting Hill ran a late night screening of Israel’s first ever horror flick, ‘Rabies’; its second showing will be at the PeckhamPlex on Thursday November 17th at 8.30pm.

On Sunday November 13th the UKJFF hosted the Emerging Filmmakers Workshops at Soho House while four episodes of the award winning TV series, the Fame-inspired ‘Mary Lou’ screened at the BFI. ‘Chariots of Fire’ took centre stage at the Tricycle for its 30th anniversary. Director Hugh Hudson took part in a post-film Q&A and there was a filmed greeting by the film’s producer and Oscar winner, Lord Putnam of Queensgate.

Next up!! – ‘.Eichmann's End’ (Germany/Israel 2010) at the Tricycle November 16th at 7pm – is a rare collaboration between Germany and Israel; a rollercoaster drama about the intrigue leading up to the sensational capture and trial of Adolf Eichmann...

‘The Rescuers’ (USA 2011) at the Tricycle November 17th at 6.30pm – a documentary by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Michael King. The film traces the journey of Stephanie Nyombayire, a Rwandan anti-genocide activist who teams up with Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian, to travel across 15 countries interviewing survivors and descendants of the diplomats who rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazi death camps.

Titan Books release a number of special edition Chris Foss hardcover books
To celebrate the release of Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss, Mr. Foss has created 100 unique individual original art pieces, to be sold with the Ultra-Limited Edition of the book.

The luxuriously designed Special Edition of Hardware, which includes an exclusive 8-page cover gallery is presented inside an exclusive slipcase and comes with a bound-in signature sheet and print, both signed by Chris Foss.

For more info:

Crispin Glover Returns to The Phoenix this December
Crispin Hellion Glover is returning this December for a two-day stint at The Phoenix. On both nights, Glover will be performing a one-hour dramatic narration of his profusely illustrated books followed by a screening of one of the films from his ‘It’ trilogy, a QA session and a book signing.

On Wednesday 21st December, we will screen The Big Slideshow Part 2 + It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE, the second film in Glover’s ‘It’ trilogy.

On Thursday 22nd December, we will screen The Big Slideshow Part 1 + WHAT IS IT?, the first film in Glover’s ‘It’ trilogy

If his show here back in February is any indication, these special performances will sell out. To guarantee your chance to see Crispin Glover live and in all his glory, book your tickets now! Tickets are £18 for individual shows or £30 for both.

cinovu are looking for filmmakers of animation, experimental, fiction & documentary films - short or long.
Stock-up on your microwave popcorn, because you’ll be getting cosy by the warm glow of your computer screen, with a revolutionary new online film experience. Cinovu is a project in the making, which isn’t only great for people interested in seeing films, that break the Hollywood blockbuster mould. It’s also a platform for independent filmmakers, to share their movies with the world.

Most Independent films fall through the cracks, failing to get noticed by studios, film festivals, sales agents and distributors. And the ones that do, including art house films that are Oscar nominated, have limited distribution, only being screened in certain parts of the world.

So cinovu is bridging the gap, providing a website for all kinds of independent films. Short or long – documentary, animation, fiction & experimental. You’ll have the option to search by country or language, with movies available to entice even the quirkiest movie tastes.

Cinovu is currently calling on Indie filmmakers to get involved, and avid online movie watchers to get excited about a project that’s going to revolutionize film distribution. Check out for more information and register as a test filmmaker today!

The Casting Collective are looking for extras for Les Miserables
The Casting Collective are starting work on a major new film adaptation of ‘Les Miserables’ starting in the New Year starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crow & Anne Hathaway.

There are some very specific requirements on the film that require them to source additional people from outside our main 2012 Casting Book to help with this film if you fit the brief, or be able to pass this onto anyone suitable you know who may also fit the criteria.

You must apply using one of the three specific links below only:

We are looking for:
Experinced singers & dancers (you must fit ALL criteria to apply.)
• Caucasian Men & Women age 16 to 75
• You MUST have GOOD SINGING &/or DANCING experience
• Women must have shoulder length or longer natural hair
• Men must have hair at least 3 inches long or longer
• No dye, No Highlights (men & women)
• Legally allowed to work in the UK (will will ask for evidence in due course)
• Can be available to work in the London & South East area between Jan & June (not every day!)

*If you sing AND dance use the SINGERS link only
Singers apply online here:
Dancers apply online here:

Gaunt looking thin men & women (you must fit ALL criteria to apply.)
• Caucasian Men & Women age 16 to 75
• You MUST be very skinny with a gaunt looking face
• Women must have shoulder length or longer natural hair
• Men must have hair at least 3 inches long or longer OR HAVE A SHAVED HEAD (or possibly be prepared to shave your hair off!)
• No dye, No Highlights (men & women)
• Legally allowed to work in the UK (will will ask for evidence in due course)
• Can be available to work in the London & South East area between Jan & June (not every day!)

Apply online here:

Uk Cinema Staff Rewarded For Preventing Piracy
11 employees from cinemas across the UK have been presented with awards totalling £7,000 for their efforts in preventing illegal recordings (so called ‘camcordings’) taking place.

The Federation Against Copyright Theft (‘FACT’) and the Film Distributors’ Association (‘FDA’) operate a training, prevention and reward scheme for all UK cinemas. Illegal recordings of films are the primary source for pirate copies worldwide - recordings are uploaded to the internet and made available within hours to millions of people. Film piracy in the UK alone costs legitimate businesses over half a billion pounds a year and directly threatens the jobs of tens of thousands of people who work across the film sector.

FACT works closely with cinema operators to ensure that staff are trained to detect and prevent such recordings, as well as assisting in raising awareness with police on this issue so they are able to assist when called to an incident.

FACT/FDA programme has engaged the support of exhibitors UK-wide. It has achieved great success in reducing the number of recordings taken from UK cinemas, making the UK one of the best protected countries.

Awards summary
11 cinema employees are due to receive awards for their actions
All the incidents were reported to the police
5 incidents led to arrests (6 people arrested)
3 led to formal cautions in police custody
1 led to a landmark first ‘camcording’ conviction in Scotland in July 2011
1 is still on bail and pending further action by police
A first-ever reward is being made to an employee (chief projectionist) from an Independent Cinema – The Regent at Leven, Fife.

At a specially-convened ceremony at Paramount Pictures, London, each received a cheque for several hundred pounds for their part in thwarting attempts to record films at their cinema.

All present received a warm welcome and congratulations from FDA Chief Executive Mark Batey who thanked all the award recipients for their vigilance and use of night vision devices, especially when digital recording devices are not easy to spot.

Metrodome presents the London Premiere of Resistance Sunday 20th November at the Curzon Mayfair
Talent and film-makers attending (including Michael Sheen and Andrea Riseborough)
D-Day has failed, Britain is under Nazi occupation.

Sarah Lewis, a 26-year-old farmer’s wife, awakes one morning to find that her husband has disappeared along with all the men in the valley. Assuming they have joined the Resistance, the women of this tiny community pull together, taking on the running of the farms, and wait, desperate for news. A German patrol arrives in the valley, the purpose of its mission a mystery. When a severe winter forces the two groups into co-operation, Sarah begins an acquaintance with the patrol’s commanding officer, Albrecht. Cut off from the surrounding war, the lines between collaboration, duty, occupation and survival become blurred.

Resistance features sensational lead performances from British rising star Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock, Made In Dagenham) and Tom Wlaschia (Enemy At The Gates, Valkyrie, Brideshead Revisited), and co-stars Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, The Damned United). RESISTANCE is the feature film directorial debut of Amit Gupta, and is based on the critically acclaimed novel by Owen Sheers.

Resistance will be released in the UK on 25th November 2011

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to open 8th Dubai International Film Festival
Tom Cruise to lead cast and crew on red carpet in Dubai homecoming

Adrenaline, ambition and A-list star power will converge in one of the world’s fastest-rising cities next month, when the highly anticipated blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol debuts to the world as the opening film of the 8th Dubai International Film Festival on December 7, 2011.

Directed by Oscar® winner Brad Bird and featuring an all-star cast including Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Josh Holloway, Anil Kapoor and Léa Seydoux, the fourth installment in the mega-successful Mission: Impossible franchise has been described as the most inventive, action-filled and visually arresting yet.

Dubai will reprise its own starring role in the film when Cruise, Bird and the film’s co-stars take to the Festival’s opening night red carpet alongside the city’s leadership at the Madinat Jumeirah, The Arabian Resort – Dubai, home to the Dubai International Film Festival. Today’s joint announcement from Paramount Pictures and the Festival celebrates the Mission: Impossible team’s return to Dubai after extensive filming in the city, including shoots spanning its old town, downtown financial hub and offshore Palm island development.

With incredible stunt sequences featured throughout the movie, including the now iconic scene of Cruise scaling the world’s tallest tower, Dubai’s stunning Burj Khalifa, the movie also features Dubai footage shot in high-definition IMAX®, promising crystal-clear imagery, powerful audio and a fantastically immersive experience.

Framed for a terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, Impossible Missions Force operative Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his entire remaining team (Renner, Patton, Pegg) are disavowed along with the rest of the agency when the president initiates “Ghost Protocol”, essentially erasing the agency from existence. Left with no resources or backup, the team must find a way on their own to clear their names and prevent another attack. To complicate matters further, Ethan is forced to embark on this mission with a team of fellow IMF fugitives whose personal motives he does not fully know or trust.

The film’s return to Dubai, following shoots done in Prague, Moscow, Mumbai and Vancouver, is a coup for the emirate, its film festival and the region’s film industry. Under the patronage of UAE Vice President and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai International Film Festival has steadily built its reputation as a global launching pad for Arab, Asian, African and other world cinema and as a facilitator of cultural exchange through film.

For more and updated information about DIFF, please visit or join DIFF on Facebook Twitter and YouTube

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol
The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in the bombing of the Kremlin, causing Ethan Hunt and his new team to go rogue to clear their organization's name. No help, no contact, off the grid. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is directed by Brad Bird, in his live action film debut, and written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec and Christopher McQuarrie. Cruise, who produces the Mission: Impossible films, is joined by producers J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. The film will be co-financed by Skydance Productions. Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Paul Schwake and Dana Goldberg are the executive producers.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol release date: 26 December 2011

My Week With Marilyn  UK Release Date: Friday 25 November, 2011
The highly anticipated My Week With Marilyn will release on Friday 25th November in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.  Starring an award-winning all-star cast and based on the diaries of Colin Clark, the film captures a love affair with the world’s most famous woman, Marilyn Monroe.

Academy Award®  nominee Michelle Williams stars as Marilyn Monroe(Blue Valentine, Shutter Island, Brokeback Mountain) and is joined by a stellar cast including Eddie Redmayne as Colin Clark (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Good Shepherd), Kenneth Branagh as Sir Laurence Olivier (Thor, ‘Wallander’), Dame Judi Dench as Dame Sybil Thorndike (Quantum of Solace), Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh (Che, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Dougray Scott as Arthur Miller (Mission Impossible II), Zoe Wanamaker as Paula Strasberg (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Dominic Cooper (Tamara Drewe, An Education, Mamma Mia), Derek Jacobi (Gosford Park), Toby Jones (Frost Nixon, Infamous), Miranda Raison (Spooks), Philip Jackson (Little Voice), Geraldine Somerville (Harry Potter) and Michael Kitchen (‘Foyle’s War’).

My Week With Marilyn is the true story of a star-struck boy who falls in love with the biggest celebrity in the world, Marilyn Monroe.

23 year-old Colin Clark was determined to break into the film business and his first job was The Prince and The Showgirl - the film that was set to be the smash hit of the year famously uniting the biggest stars of the day, Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier.  On honeymoon in Britain with her new husband, Arthur Miller, Marilyn is excited about the project but quickly becomes desperate to run away from her Hollywood entourage, the pressures of work and the press who hound her.  For Marilyn, Colin is a welcome antidote and he offers her everything she craves when, together, they escape the film set to get closer in an idyllic Britain.

Simon Curtis’ director credits include the BAFTA and Emmy-winning, ‘Cranford,’ the International Emmy-winning, ‘A Short Stay in Switzerland,’ and the Golden Globe nominated ‘Five Days.’  The film is produced by Academy Award® and BAFTA winner David Parfitt (Shakespeare in Love, The Madness of King George, I Capture the Castle) and the screenplay is by Adrian Hodges (Tom and Viv, ‘The Ruby in the Smoke’ and ‘David Copperfield’).  The film is produced by Trademark Films and is financed by The Weinstein Company.  BBC Films and Lipsync Productions also financed the picture.  It was developed in association with the UK Film Council and BBC Films.

Entertainment Film Distributors will release the film in the UK and Ireland.

My Week with Marilyn
Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.

Director: Simon Curtis
Writers: Adrian Hodges, Colin Clark
Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh

My Week with Marilyn release date: 25 November, 2011

Simon Pegg Stars In A Fantastic Fear Of Everything
Keel Films, in association with Universal Pictures, Indomina Releasing and Pinewood Studios Group, is delighted to announce start of production of psycho-comedy A Fantastic Fear of Everything, starring Simon Pegg. Shooting commenced on 6th July 2011, production is shooting on location in London and at Shepperton Studios.
A Fantastic Fear of Everything is written and directed by musician-turned-filmmaker Crispian Mills, marking his feature debut. He is joined by co-director and animator Chris Hopewell as part of a collaboration with Collision Films, whose award-winning work includes Radiohead’s There There and The Killers’ Smile Like You Mean It.  A Fantastic Fear of Everything is produced by Geraldine Patten. 
Universal Pictures will release the film in the UK, as well as Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America. Indomina will release the film in the U.S. and handle sales for all other territories worldwide. Indomina is also providing production financing.
Jack (Simon Pegg) is a children’s author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered.  When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his ‘big break’ rapidly turns into his ‘big breakdown’, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.
Starring Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible 4, Star Trek) as Jack, and introducing Alan Drake, A Fantastic Fear of Everything also stars Amara Karan (The Darjeeling Limited), Clare Higgins (Hellraiser) and Sheridan Smith (Hysteria). 
A Fantastic Fear of Everything is the first film to receive backing from ‘Pinewood Films’ - a new finance initiative for small budget independent British films by the Pinewood Studios Group.

A Fantastic Fear of Everything
Jack is a children's author turned crime novelist whose detailed research into the lives of Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, persecuted by the irrational fear of being murdered. When Jack is thrown a life-line by his long-suffering agent and a mysterious Hollywood executive takes a sudden and inexplicable interest in his script, what should be his big break rapidly turns into his big breakdown, as Jack is forced to confront his worst demons; among them his love life, his laundry and the origin of all fear.

Directors: Chris Hopewell, Crispian Mills
Writer: Crispian Mills
Stars: Simon Pegg, Clare Higgins and Amara Karan

A Fantastic Fear of Everything release date:  8 June, 2012

Orange Film Night Live
Every Thursday at 8pm Orange & Empire Magazine run the Orange Film Club Film Night Live hosted by comedian Peter Serafinowicz and Empire magazine’s resident critic Chris Hewitt. Film Night Live has been designed specifically for film lovers and includes interviews, exclusive clips, prizes and lively chat around the weekly Orange Film To Go download.

Past Film Night Lives include The Ghost, Che: Part One, The Losers and Coco Before Chanel and have featured interviews with actress Olivia Williams and comic creators Andy Diggle and Jock.

To join in or see what Orange Film Night Live is all about head here!

Made In Chelsea End of Season Party at Under The Bridge
Sadly we also missed E4’s Made in Chelsea End of Season Party at Under The Bridge but never fear for I have made a YouTube playlist from the rather good soundtrack of  Made In Chelsea's Season 2 Episode 9.

Video: Listen to the Made In Chelsea soundtrack

This week on The Establishing ShotUK Top 10 FilmsThe Establishing Shot is shortlisted for a RAFA in The Richard Attenborough Film Awards for Best UK Film Blog site 2012, The Establishing ShotThe Pedro Almodóvar Archives Launched this week, Analysis of exclusive Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol footage, 50/50 Mini Review, Trespass Mini Review, How to Stop Being a Loser PremiereMade In Chelsea End of Season Party at Under The Bridge & Made In Chelsea soundtrack playlist, Autobots, engage! Transformers: Dark of the Moon joins forces with the Science Museum for Robotville EU Festival, Thandie Newton Introduces UK Premiere of An African Election, A Sunday Afternoon with Danny BoyleSnowtown screening and QA with Actor Daniel Henshall, The Deep Blue Sea and QA with Director Terence DaviesUK Jewish Film Festival catchup, Titan Books release special edition Chris Foss books, Crispin Glover Returns to The Phoenix this December, cinovu are looking for film-makers, The Casting Collective are looking for extras for Les Miserables, UK Cinema Staff Rewarded For Preventing Piracy, Metrodome presents the London Premiere of Resistance Sunday 20th November at the Curzon Mayfair, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol to open 8th Dubai International Film FestivalMy Week With Marilyn UK Release Date: Friday 25 November, 2011, Simon Pegg Stars In A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, Orange Film Night Live