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Mr Holmes - Teaser Trailer


The year is 1947. Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) is 93 years old and living in almost total solitude in a farmhouse in Sussex. Here, he tries to keep himself to himself and tend to his bees, but is plagued by the fact that his once great mind has withered away to nothing. He remembers the final case he took, and how he was incapable of solving it. But now, with the help of his housekeeper's son, Sherlock Holmes shall once again solve a mystery.

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Mr Holmes - Clip


Time makes a fool of all of us; even the greatest minds will become blunt and lose their power as the years roll on. By the year 1947, Sherlock Holmes (Ian McKellen) has reached the age of 93, and lives in solitude in a small Sussex farmhouse, dividing his time between read through his journals and tending to his bees. But when his housekeeper and her son begin to ask questions about his final, unfinished case, Holmes is forced to battle his own deteriorating mind in order to solve a mystery that would once have posed no problem to him. 

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Bill Condon - 65th Berlin International Film Festival - 'Mr Holmes' - Premiere - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Bill Condon - 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Mr. Holmes' premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals - - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Sir Ian McKellen, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bill Condon, Milo Parker and Laura Linney - 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Mr. Holmes' - Photocall - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Anthony Van Laast, Henry Krieger, Bill Russell, Bill Condon and Cast - Shots from the curtain call on the Opening night for Broadway's 'Side Show' which was held at the St. James Theatre in New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 18th November 2014

Anthony Van Laast, Henry Krieger, Bill Russell, Bill Condon and cast
Anthony Van Laast, Henry Krieger, Bill Russell, Bill Condon and cast
Anthony Van Laast, Henry Krieger, Bill Russell, Bill Condon and cast
Anthony Van Laast, Henry Krieger, Bill Russell, Bill Condon and cast
Anthony Van Laast, Henry Krieger, Bill Russell, Bill Condon and cast

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Henry Krieger, Bill Condon and Darren Bagert - Cocktail party celebrating Broadway's Side Show held at the Library at the Public Theater - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th September 2014

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After 'Fifth Estate' Failure, Bill Condon is Directing 'Beauty and the Beast'


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Twilight director Bill Condon is back in the blockbuster business after the disappointment of WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate and will director Disney's live-action movie Beauty and the Beast. The news comes after the studio scored a major success with Maleficent, which earned $170 million worldwide during its opening weekend. 

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Disney has also released live-action versions of Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland to huge success, and has Cinderella pencilled in for 2015, as well as Jon Favreau's Jungle Book movie.

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'The Fifth Estate' Is Stinker Of The Year In Movie Flop List [Trailer]


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It's been a slippery slope for Bill Condon's The Fifth Estate: first Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denounced the movie, then critics refused to be convinced, it disappointed at the box office and now it has been slapped with a great big 'flop of the year' sticker, courtesy of Forbes.

The Fifth Estate
Sadly, Even Cumberbatch Couldn't Rescue 'The Fifth Estate.'

The topical movie, covering the rise of news-leaking website Wikileaks and set in a thriller format, initially seemed to be a shoo-in for success with actor-of-the-moment Benedict Cumberbatch as Assange and the Oscar-winning Condon at the helm.

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Creepy Twilight Doll Cut From Movie REVEALED. Scariest. Thing. Ever.


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The creepy Twilight doll known only as Chuckesmee was supposed to serve as the love child of Bella and Edward in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final chapter in the vampire franchise.

Fans have speculated over the doll for months, which was first mentioned by cast-members around the time Breaking Dawn came out though never made it into the final cut of the film - which is jyst as well, because it's without a doubt the most terrifying thing we've ever seen. 

Now, thanks to special feature from the Twilight Blu-Ray/DVD collection that's out this week, Chuckesmee is finally unleashed on the innocent public. Named after a combination of evil doll Chucky and Renesmee Cullen, the doll was said to have genuinely terrified cast-members and director Bill Condon called it "a giant misfire" and "a horror show," instead casting Mackenzie Foy to play the real life daughter of Edward and Bella.

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Was Julian Assange Right About Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Fifth Estate'?


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Julian Assange has become pretty annoying. There was a period when the WikiLeaks founder was an intriguing guy. People started calling him a rock and roll star. Now, he's holed away in the Ecuadorean embassy, demanding $1 million for interviews, getting visits from Lady Gaga and being mean to Benedict Cumberbatch.

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It was revealed in a leaked email this week that Julian Assange refused to meet with the British actor while he was preparing to play the whistleblower in The Fifth Estate, describing Bill Condon movie as "toxic" and "distorted," and forebodingly urging Cumberbatch to "reconsider your involvement in this enterprise."

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The Fifth Estate - Featurette


'The Fifth Estate' stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Laura Linney, Daniel Bruhl and Stanley Tucci along with director Bill Condon talk about the upcoming movie in short featurette. The film tells the shocking story of WikiLeaks founders Julian Assange and Daniel Domscheit-Berg and their quest to share classified information with the world.

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Ian McKellen Goes From Sorcerer To Sleuth In Upcoming Sherlock Movie


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Sir Ian McKellen is due to star as an elderly Sherlock Holmes in the movie adaptation of 'A Slight Trick of the Mind', a 2005 novel by Mitch Cullin.

'The Hobbit' star has been signed on to portray the world famous sleuth which is set to be directed by Bill Condon, who he previously worked on in Oscar winning 1998 biography drama 'Gods and Monsters', with a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher.

The Holmes film is about the detective as an old man, partially crippled and only able to walk with a cane, and with an increasingly poor memory. He must crack a case that has stumped him for 50 years before his almighty mind finally fails him.

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Ian McKellen Steps Into Sherlock Holmes' Shoes to Solve His Hardest Case Yet


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It’s official, screen legend Ian McKellen has signed on to play a retired Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's A Slight Trick of the Mind. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Mitch Cullin while the screenplay is being adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. Anne Carey will produce.

The plot: a retired Holmes racks his brain for the answers to an unsolved case 50 years prior. His brilliant yet fading mind can’t handle the lack of closure, so, stripped of his once-impenetrable logic, he sets out on his hardest case yet.

It’s not often you can say this about a role – just ask the fans of 50 Shades of Grey – but McKellen is literally perfect to fill this role. Credits for that sentence go to the Oxford online dictionary for changing the meaning of “literally.” But, jokes aside, we can’t think of a better man to take on the part.

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The Fifth Estate Trailer


When Julian Assange began to leak damaging governmental information online through WikiLeaks, he was praised as a hero by many for finally showing the truth about unethical military operations such as the famous 'collateral murder' video showing an AH-64 Apache taking aim at some unarmed Iraqi journalists. One supporter, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, became good friends with Julian and eventually worked with him in his truth and justice exploits. However, when hundreds of names of government informers were under threat of being leaked, the pair were at a conflict as Daniel understood that many people's lives were at risk if the information got out while Julian remained determined to enlighten the public.

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