Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn

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Walt Disney says it is to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn (£39bn).

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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Finds New Director After Bryan Singer’s Firing

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Fox has tapped Dexter Fletcher as the new director of “Bohemian Rhapsody” to replace the fired Bryan Singer.

Production will resume next week in London. Fletcher’s directing credits include “Eddie the Eagle,” which Fox distributed, and “Wild Bill” along with acting credits on “Kick-Ass” and “Stardust.”

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Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer

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“There was an idea…” Avengers: Infinity War.
In theaters April 27th

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Campbeltown Picture House returned to former glory

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One of Europe’s most historic cinemas has been returned to its former glory after a £3.5m restoration.

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Jon Favreau’s Lion King Cast Is Set and Yes, It Features Beyoncé

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For several months rumours have swirled that Jon Favreau’s remake of Lion King would feature one of the biggest stars on the planet, Beyoncé, and now we know that’s true. The Queen B took to her Facebook to not only announce her own involvement, but the rest of the cast too.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official)

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Watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and see it in theatres December 15

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INDY Partnership with the EIFF 2017

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It was a real pleasure working with the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year and bringing the magic of cinema to more venues around the city than ever before.

This Partnership Report extract (PDF) highlights the success of our joint venture.

(note – the report can be downloaded and opened in a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat).

 

 

 

 

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The much-anticipated sequel to the worldwide hit family film finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief… A Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production, Paddington’s return to the big screen is helmed by BAFTA nominated director Paul King (PADDINGTON, COME FLY WITH ME, THE MIGHTY BOOSH) written by Paul King and Simon Farnaby (PADDINGTON, YONDERLAND and MINDHORN).

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Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody first look

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There are few people in music history as recognizable as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury — and not just his face, but his four-octave voice and flamboyant physicality. Rami Malek is well aware of that fact.

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Darkest Hour – Official International Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD

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DARKEST HOUR, a Focus Features presentation of a Working Title Films Production. A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

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Avatar Sequels: First Look At The New Young Cast

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James Cameron finally started actual production this past Monday on the four Avatar sequels, which will be shot concurrently in two blocks. And while some of the original cast are back, the focus will be on a new, younger set of characters. You can see them below, admittedly just as a cast line-up.

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THE DEATH OF STALIN – OFFICIAL TRAILER [HD]

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The internal political landscape of 1950’s Soviet Russia takes on darkly comic form in a new film by Emmy award-winning and Oscar-nominated writer/director Armando Iannucci.
In the days following Stalin’s collapse, his core team of ministers tussle for control; some want positive change in the Soviet Union, others have more sinister motives. Their one common trait? They’re all just desperately trying to remain alive.
A film that combines comedy, drama, pathos and political manoeuvring, The Death of Stalin is a Quad and Main Journey production, directed by Armando Iannucci, and produced by Yann Zenou, Kevin Loader, Nicolas Duval Assakovsky, and Laurent Zeitoun. The script is written by Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin, with additional material by Peter Fellows.

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Campbeltown Picture House revealed as one of Scotland’s hidden gems’ in public vote

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Six “hidden gems” from across Scotland have been revealed after a nationwide search.
The public vote was co-ordinated by Dig It! 2017, the year long celebration of the country’s archaeology.In total, more than 12,000 votes were cast over two months for the 28 nominated locations in the poll.

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San Diego Comic-Con Trailers 2017

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It’s that time of year again.  In the sweaty Hall H of the San Diego Conference Centre a plethora of geeky delights are unleashed.
And this year didn’t disappoint!
We thoughtfully put all the best trailers in one nerdy playlist, for you to enjoy.
We included the Latest trailer for Thor: Ragnarok,
a first glimpse at Steven Speilberg’s VR adventure Ready Player One,
a four minute sneak peak at DC’s Justice League,
a down right insane trailer for The LEGO Ninjago Movie,
more tech noir in the new trailer for the eagerly awaited sequel Blade Runner 2049
and the latest offering from Guillermo del Toro The Shape Of Water.

Just Click the link below and Enjoy!

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James Bond Will Return In 2019

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First things first… To head off the expected replies and questions: No, Daniel Craig has not yet been confirmed as returning to the role. But Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have announced that a new 007 movie will be on the way in 2019.

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Hull Film Festival programme revealed and it includes an outdoor screening of La La Land

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The two-week-long celebration of world-class film is now in its fourth year and will open at the end of the month with exclusive previews of feature length films, documentaries and short films, including an outdoor screening of smash hit La La Land.

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JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE – International Trailer

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In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

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INDY At The EIFF 2017

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INDY Cinema Group was thrilled to be once again part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
This year we helped bring a wide a varied range of films to various locations around the Scottish capital.
We screened three films from cult British director Edgar Wright as part of the EIFF: Play season.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World at Teviot, Shaun Of The Dead at The Biscuit Factory and Hot Fuzz in the Church Hill Theatre.

The crowd went wild for Talking Heads at our outdoor screening of the late great Johnathan Demme’s pioneering concert film Stop Making Sense.

We we’re also back in Usher hall with the RSNO as they played John Williams amazing score to the classic Raiders Of The Lost Ark.

And to finish it all of we hung our 20 foot screen over the tank at the FloWave centre as they created waves to go along with Michael Powell’s seminal film about Scottish island life The Edge Of The World.

All in all a great festival, bring on 2018!

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Mobile cinema Screen Machine back on the road after refit

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The UK’s only full-time self-contained mobile cinema has returned to the road after being given a refit.
The Screen Machine is operated by Regional Screen Scotland and brings a cinema experience to communities across north and west Scotland.

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INDY teams up with RSNO

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INDY Cinema Group was thrilled to team up with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for two screening of  Milos Forman’s 1984 classic Amadeus in Edinburgh’s Usher Gall and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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Murder on the Orient Express | Official HD Trailer #1 | 2017 | Starring Kenneth Branagh

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What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

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PADDINGTON 2 Trailer – Official First-Look

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Featuring an all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington and Imelda Staunton as Aunt Lucy and joined by new cast members Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson.

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A Mamma Mia movie sequel is actually happening – and it’s called Here We Go Again

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Amazing news for fans of ABBA and Pierce Brosnan’s dodgy singing: Mamma Mia! 2 is finally happening.

Universal has said Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! to the sequel, which will reportedly star the original film’s cast of Brosnan, Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth.

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