New Clips from The Hollow Crown

I love the BBC’s Shakespearean history play adaptations that are collected together as The Hollow Crown, and while I haven’t yet seen a date for the new season airing in the U.S., the Beeb has kindly put a bunch of clips on YouTube, so at least we can enjoy those!

Queen Margaret strikes the Duchess of Gloucester:

Edward IV is captivated by Elizabeth:

Richard III dreams of the throne:

Richard III and Richmond rally their troops for battle:

Paddington Featurette: From Page to Screen

PaddingtonProducer David Heyman, director Paul King, animation director Pablo Grillo, actors Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, and Julie Walters, and author Michael Bond’s daughter Karen Jankel talk about bringing Paddington to the screen. I remain dubious about this whole thing, but this video did make it look slightly better than the original trailer did. It’s interesting how they talk about Ben Whishaw being their perfect Paddington voice given that he was in fact a last-minute addition and not their first choice.

Trailer: Paddington

PaddingtonWell, we’ve finally got a full trailer for the new Paddington movie, set to hit theaters at Christmas. But I’m disappointed to see that despite the classic source material and amazing cast – Colin Firth! Hugh Bonneville! Nicole Kidman! Sally Hawkins! Peter Capaldi! Julie Walters! – this looks . . . kind of terrible. Sigh.

Teaser Trailer: Paddington

PaddingtonHere’s a delightful first look at the Paddington movie, based on the books by Michael Bond. Unfortunately, since it’s just a teaser, we don’t get to hear the voice of Colin Firth as Paddington or to see Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, or any of the other actors. But still! The movie will be in theaters in December.

New Monuments Men Trailer: Together

Monuments MenMonuments Men will finally be in theaters in a few weeks, on February 7th, and Sony has released a new trailer called “Together.” The movie stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, and more.

Monuments Men Trailer: “Treasure”

Monuments MenHere’s a new trailer, “Treasure,” for Monuments Men, which will arrive in theaters in February. Based on a true story, it stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville, Jean Dujardin, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, and John Goodman.

New International Trailer for The Monuments Men

The Monuments MenThanks to The Daily Mail, we have a new international trailer for The Monuments Men, a drama based on Robert Edsel’s book about museum directors and art historians tasked by FDR to steal art back from the Nazis. The all-star cast includes George Clooney, Matt Damon, Hugh Bonneville, Jean Dujardin, Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, and John Goodman. The movie is set to hit theaters on February 7th. Can’t wait!

Movie News & Links: Paddington, The Hobbit, Fifty Shades of Grey, & More

  • Paddington, starring Colin Firth, Hugh Bonneville, and Nicole Kidman, will hit theaters Christmas 2014.
  • In other Colin Firth news, he’s set to star in an adaptation of French thriller Three to Kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
  • Javier Bardem is reportedly in talks with Warner Bros. to play lead villain Blackbeard in their Peter Pan origin story Pan, from Joe Wright and Greg Berlanti.
  • You can listen to clips from 29 soundtrack tracks of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at Entertainment Weekly.
  • Also at Entertainment Weekly: E.L. James talked about her feelings about the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.