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Trailer Watch: A Family’s Life Goes to the Dogs in Marianna Palka’s “Bitch”

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“We thought you’d be home. I postponed dinner as long as I could,” Jill (Marianna Palka) says as she leaves a message for her husband, Bill (Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”), in the new trailer for “Bitch.” “There’s a dog watching me,” she adds in a trembling voice.

You see, Jill’s having a hard time of it. Bill is never at home, is cheating on her, and doesn’t listen when she talks to him. She takes care of their four kids on her own, and they are sort of terrible (“Mom! Can we go in this century, please?”). Growing more and more desperate, Jill finally cracks — and begins behaving like an aggressive dog. Literally.

“I read and heard a story that Scottish doctor R.D. Laing had a patient who had empty nest syndrome when her kids grew up and left the house and it was so fascinating to me,” writer-director-star Palka told us when “Bitch” screened at Sundance. With Laing’s patient in mind, she decided to explore what it would mean if an unhappy woman acted like an actual bitch.

“Women deserve all of their civil and human rights,” Palka stressed. “No one needs to use the term ‘bitch’ against anyone else, unless they’re literally talking about a female dog. Because no one is actually that term. So let’s find a better word.”

Along with appearing in projects like “Glow,” “Girls,” and “Scottish Mussel,” Palka has helmed and acted in the features “I’m the Same,” “Good Dick,” and “Always Worthy.” Frequent collaborator Ritter also appears in the latter two. Palka’s next project, the dark motherhood comedy “Egg,” is in post-production. It stars Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Alysia Reiner (“Orange Is the New Black”), and Anna Camp (“Pitch Perfect” franchise).

Bitch” hits theaters and VOD November 10.

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Trailer Watch: A Family’s Life Goes to the Dogs in Marianna Palka’s “Bitch” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan begins filming her directorial debut – Tupperware Party

Author: Jon Lyus

Karen Gillan is increasingly busy of late. The Scottish actress, known primarily for her time with Matt Smith’s Doctor in the guise of Amy Pond, has just completed the second of her Guardians of the Galaxy film as well as a leading role in the new Jumanji film with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. She starred in the underrated TV show Selfie, and has had small roles in films such as The Big Short and Ti West’s In a Valley of Violence. Now she takes on another challenge – her first film as director.

Tupperware Party, which she will star in as well as being the writer and director, is filming in Scotland right now, with Mt Hollywood Films producing. Gillan explains the film,

Tupperware Party follows the story of a girl called Lucy who lives in Inverness. She is dealing with the suicide of her best friend.
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Giveaway – Win props from Swallows and Amazons, a signed poster and Blu-rays

To celebrate the release of Swallows and Amazons on both Blu-ray and DVD we have some fantastic prizes to give away courtesy of Studiocanal which include props from the film, Blu-rays and a signed poster.

Adapted from the classic children’s tale by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the Walker children, along with their mother (Kelly MacdonaldBrave, Anna Karenina), who embark on a summer trip to the beautiful Lake District. Desperate to escape the tedium of the holiday they sail out on their own for the first time aboard the marvellous Swallow. On their explorations they land ashore a seemingly deserted island and claim it as their own. However they soon realise that they are not alone, with two other children who captain their own vessel; Amazon, claiming the island to be theirs, leading to a battle of wits to determine who will triumph and
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Scottish Mussel Review

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Talulah Riley, best know to many for her smaller, supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s Inception (or from St. Trinian’s 2), dives behind both the laptop and the camera here as she makes her debut as writer/director with Scottish Mussel, as well as playing one of the film’s leads. The film, which was an idea she […]

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Exclusive Interview: We talk to Talulah Riley about making her feature debut Scottish Mussel

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There’s a fair chance you’ve seen Talulah Riley on screen before. She cut a striking presence in Joe Wright’s Pride and Prejudice and the two St. Trinian’s movies before dipping her toes in films across the pond, with Inception and Thor: The Dark World among them. Today her debut film as a writer and director […]

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Film Review: Scottish Mussel

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★☆☆☆☆ Talulah Riley plays three roles in rom-com Scottish Mussel, acting as star, writer and director. Sadly, her feature debut is as vacuous as they come, without so much as a morsel of skill on display and lacking both drama and humour. Ritchie (Martin Compston) is a chancer who spends his days hanging around at the pub with best mates Danny (Joe Thomas) and Fraser (Paul Brannigan). Disillusioned with their poor lifestyle, Ritchie sees money in mussel farming and volunteers at a wildlife centre in the Highlands. As he schemes to sell mussel pearls he falls in love with conservationist Beth (Riley).
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First trailer for Talulah Riley’s Scottish Mussel

Ahead of its release later this month, a first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Talulah Riley’s upcoming comedy Scottish Mussel which sees Riley starring alongside Martin Compston, Joe Thomas, Morgan Watkins and Paul Brannigan; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Scottish Mussel tells the story of Ritchie (Martin Compston), a Glaswegian chancer with low hopes and no prospects. Disillusioned with city‐life, he goes undercover at a Highland conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl fisher with the help of his two hapless and accident-prone mates, Danny (Joe Thomas) and Fraser (Paul Brannigan). But his plan goes awry when he meets Beth (Riley), a pretty English conservationist passionate about saving endangered mussels from the clutches of pearl thieves, and falls for her instantly…

Scottish Mussel is set for release on September 23rd.
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Watch: Trailer for Conservationist Romantic Comedy 'Scottish Mussel'

"Scallops. You've got a bath full of scallops." Check out this quirky trailer for a very odd indie comedy called Scottish Mussel, which is an awkward play on words considering this is a romantic comedy and yet it's also about mussels, meaning molluscs. Scottish Mussel is the directorial debut of actress Talulah Riley, who also stars in the film as the conservationist beauty who falls for an an illegal pearl fisher. Martin Compston plays a "Glaswegian chancer" who head to the Scottish Highlands to make money diving for pearls with his two friends. The romance angle is extremely cliched, with the obvious aspect of the two of them hating each other before she convinces him that mussels are worth saving. The cast includes Morgan Watkins, Joe Thomas, Harry Enfield, Rufus Hound, Camille Coduri & Marianna Palka. Dive in. Here's the official trailer (+ UK poster) for Talulah Riley's Scottish Mussel, direct
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Jean Reno hitman thriller 'The Last Step' pre-sells to Germany

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Jean Reno hitman thriller 'The Last Step' pre-sells to Germany
Exclusive: Upcoming hit-man thriller The Last Step co-starring Sarah Lind sells for Moviehouse.

Moviehouse Entertainment has struck a German pre-sale with Ascot Elite for upcoming Jean Reno (Leon) thriller The Last Step.

The France-Canada-uk co-production is due to be shot in Saskatchewan, Canada, this November with Sarah Lind (The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford) on board to co-star.

The deal was negotiated by Ascot Elite’s Stephan Giger and Moviehouse’ Gary Phillips.

Turning Tide writer Frédéric Petitjean will direct the feature from producer Laurent Tolleron (Frontier(s)) of Seven 52 and Corrinne Benichou and Florence Moos of Eight 35. Mark Montague, James Fler and Michael Paszt produce for Berserker in Canada and Mark Vennis and Phillips produce for Moviehouse.

Set in the wilds of northern Canada, Reno will play the worlds’ most wanted and anonymous hitman, now retired and hiding away in a remote cabin whose solitude is violently interrupted by the arrival of a young
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Elon Musk and Talulah Riley to Divorce Again, Four Years After Ending First Marriage

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Elon Musk and Talulah Riley to Divorce Again, Four Years After Ending First Marriage
Billionaire Elon Musk and actress Talulah Riley are divorcing for the second time. The Inception actress filed to divorce the tech mogul on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Associated Press reports. Musk had previously filed for divorce on New Year's Eve in 2014 before withdrawing the request seven months later. Musk and Riley first tied the knot in 2010 before divorcing in 2012. They remarried in July 2013. According to a statement obtained by AP, the pair have been living apart for the past six months and will remain friends. As with their previous split, the former couple say they remain on
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Elon Musk and Talulah Riley to Divorce Again, Four Years After Ending First Marriage

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Elon Musk and Talulah Riley to Divorce Again, Four Years After Ending First Marriage
Billionaire Elon Musk and actress Talulah Riley are divorcing for the second time. The Inception actress filed to divorce the tech mogul on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Associated Press reports. Musk had previously filed for divorce on New Year's Eve in 2014 before withdrawing the request seven months later. Musk and Riley first tied the knot in 2010 before divorcing in 2012. They remarried in July 2013. According to a statement obtained by AP, the pair have been living apart for the past six months and will remain friends. As with their previous split, the former couple say they remain on
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Eiff announces Best Of The Fest by Amber Wilkinson - 2015-06-25 19:32:48

Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced its Best of the Fest line-up for the last day of the festival on Sunday June 28. Tickets go on sale at noon on Thursday June 26 from the official site.

Artistic director Mark Adams said: “We are thrilled to be able to add a selection of additional screenings for some of the hit and buzz films of this year’s Festival. It is a great chance to catch the films everyone has been talking about.”

Screening at Filmhouse:

12:20 - Scottish Mussel: Mussels a-plenty in this Highland comedy from debut director Talulah Riley.

21:10 - The Messenger: Irish actor Robert Sheehan stars in this supernatural thriller.

Screening at Cineworld:

13:30 - (Saturday 27) The Road Within: Zoë Kravitz, Dev Patel and Robert Sheehan star in this road-trip tale that unfolds to become a journey of self-discovery

Sunday, June 28:

13:00 - 45 Years: Charlotte.
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Karen Gillan on Edinburgh Film Fest jury

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Karen Gillan on Edinburgh Film Fest jury
Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils juries and guests for 2015 edition.

The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) (June 17-28) has revealed the juries that will judge its five award categories - The Michael Powell Award for Best British Film; Best Performance in a British Feature; Best International Feature; Best Documentary; and Best Short Film.

Jurors include:

Karen Gillan, actressNatascha McElhone, actressKenneth Turan, film criticAmy Berg, directorArchie Panjabi, actressKyle Patrick Alvarez, directorJessica Hynes, actressDenis Lawson, actorJacqueline Lyanga, AFI film festival directorDolly Wells, actress.

Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy star Gillan will see her dirctorial debut - short film Coward - screened at the Festival.

Us director Berg’s films Prophet’s Prey and Every Secret Thing will screen at Eiff while Alverez will see his feature, The Stanford Prison Experiment, shown at the Festival.

Wells stars in Black Mountain Poets, 45 Years and Doll & Em 2, all showing at this year’s festival.

Other awards
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Eiff unveils further Scottish titles

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Eiff unveils further Scottish titles
New additions to programme include Karen Gillan’s directorial short debut Coward, Hector starring Peter Mullan and music documentary Big Gold Dream.

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has announced a number of Scottish titles for its upcoming edition, running June 17-28.

Alongside the previously announced Opening and Closing Galas of The Legend of Barney Thomson and Iona, this year’s festival will also screen Jake Gavin’s Hector, starring Peter Mullan, Karen Gillan’s directorial short debut Coward and the world premiere of music documentary Big Gold Dream, which will be followed by an exclusive live gig from singer/songwriter Vic Godard and friends.

Other Scottish titles include The Shammasian Brothers’ Pyramid Texts, Colin Kennedy’s directorial debut feature Swung, Martin Radich’s Norfolk, Talulah Riley’s writer/directorial debut feature Scottish Mussel, Karen Guthrie’s The Closer We Get and Vicky Matthews’ documentary Andrew Carnegie: Rags to Riches, Power to Peace.

Joining Gillan
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Elon Musk and Actress Wife Split Again

Elon Musk and Actress Wife Split Again
When Elon Musk split up with wife Talulah Riley for the first time, he told the whole world. "It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever," the entrepreneur Tweeted to the British actress in January 2012. "You will make someone very happy one day." Eighteen months later, that happy person apparently was him, as they tied the knot again in July 2013. But the rekindled romance didn't last. On Wednesday - the day many people make vows for the coming year - the couple officially broke their marital vow. Musk filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court on New Year's Eve.
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Elon Musk and Actress Wife Split Again

Elon Musk and Actress Wife Split Again
When Elon Musk split up with wife Talulah Riley for the first time, he told the whole world. "It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever," the entrepreneur Tweeted to the British actress in January 2012. "You will make someone very happy one day." Eighteen months later, that happy person apparently was him, as they tied the knot again in July 2013. But the rekindled romance didn't last. On Wednesday - the day many people make vows for the coming year - the couple officially broke their marital vow. Musk filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court on New Year's Eve.
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