A Futile and Stupid Gesture Studio/Distributor(s): Netflix Logline: The tragic story of Doug Kenney, co-founder and editor of the National Lampoon magazine and a major force in 1970s comedy, who tragically died at a young age.Production Company(s): Principato-Young Entertainment, Darko Entertainment, Abominable Pictures Producer(s): Peter Principato, Jonathan Stern Writer(s): Michael Colton, John Aboud Director(s): David Wain Cast: Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Joel Mc Hale, John Gemberling, Thomas Lennon, Seth Green, Matt Walsh Details: Based on the book “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” written by Josh Karp and published by Chicago Review Press in 2006.There were laughs, tears and stumbles at an awards dinner famed for its sense of fun and lack of pomposity.Young actor James Floyd blubbed endearingly as he picked up a prize for Most Promising Newcomer for his role in ‘My Brother The Devil’; Andrea Riseborough expressed regret at wearing a revealing dress as she collected the Best Actress prize for ‘Shadow Dancer’ (‘I’ll just get them out,’ she said of her notes for her speech, sending the room into giggles); and Jude Law did his best to make some sense while talking about the importance of ‘creativity’ while picking up an achievement award for his career so far.Nesbitt was hosting the night for the seventh time and began the evening by casually singing a rewritten version of ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, Frank Sinatra-style, in which he pulled off the impressive coup of rhyming ‘Idris Elba’ with ‘peach melba’.Hats off to the winners – and to the Bifas organisers for pulling off the best night in the British film calendar for the fifteenth year in a row.
‘s Trey Parker will voice Gru’s villain, Balthazar Brat, a has been ’80s kid pop star turned bad. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas Logline: The infamous Grinch tries to destroy Christmas by dressing as Santa and stealing all the gifts, trees and holiday food in Whoville. Studio/Distributor(s): Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Production Company(s): Original Film, One Race Films Producer(s): Neal H.
O’Flynn is a burst of unaffected fresh air that has made her such a joy to watch on stage and screen, from her debut film co-starring with Sally Hawkins in Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky (they played sisters), to her award-winning turn in the National Theatre’s revival of Simon Stephens’ Port in 2013.
Reviewing the production for the Daily Telegraph, Dominic Cavendish wrote: “I’d happily walk to Stockport and back if that was the only means of catching Kate O’Flynn’s mesmerising central performance as Racheal.
Studio/Distributor(s): Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Production Company(s): Illumination Entertainment Producer(s): Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri, Scott Mosier Writer(s): Michael Le Sieur Director(s): Peter Candeland, Yarrow Cheney Voice Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch Details: Based on the children’s book “How The Grinch Stole Christmas! Moritz, Vin Diesel Writer(s): Chris Morgan Director(s): F.
Gary Gray Cast: Vin Diesel, Lucas Black, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood Details: Eighth film in the franchise, beginning with “The Fast and the Furious” (2001) directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.