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50 Experts Sign Letter As Parliament Prepares To Debate UK Fur Ban

As Parliament prepares to debate a UK ban on fur imports next week, 50 veterinary and animal behaviour experts including Un Ambassador of Peace and world renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, have joined with #FurFreeBritain campaigners from animal charity Humane Society International/UK in writing to Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

In a letter to the Minister they express their “concern at the severe animal welfare deficiencies inherent to the fur trade” and point to the “worrying, even distressing evidence of persistently poor welfare conditions”.

Wildlife expert Chris Packham has also sent MPs an impassioned video message to support #FurFreeBritain, in which he says the fur trade is “entirely repugnant” and urges them to ignore welfare-washing by the fur trade which he calls “nonsense”.

Fur farming was banned in the UK in 2000, but since that time Britain has imported animal fur worth more than £650 million from countries such as Italy, France, Poland,
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Scottish Parliament Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban

Animal Defenders International (Adi) congratulates the Scottish Parliament for being the first nation in the UK to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. MSPs today unanimously voted through the ban at the final Stage 3 debate for The Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill, which now awaits Royal Assent.

Jan Creamer, President of Animal Defenders International, said: ""The public called for a ban, and the Scottish Government and Parliament listened, banishing travelling circuses with wild animals forever. Meanwhile, England continues to sit on its hands, and a bill nearly 5 years old – no more delays, it’s time to stop circus suffering."

The Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Bill was introduced in May 2017 following a government consultation, held in January 2014 but the findings of which were not published until June 2015, which revealed a huge distaste for such acts amongst the public. 98% of respondents backed a ban, mirroring
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New Halloween Release Date & Special Features for Dawn Of The Dead (2004) and Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition Blu-rays

  • DailyDead
Earlier this summer, Scream Factory got down with the sickness with they announced new Collector's Edition Blu-rays for the Dawn of the Dead remake and George A. Romero's Land of the Dead. Now they've announced a new Halloween release date for both Blu-rays, as well as a bunch of new bonus features, including interviews with James Gunn, makeup effects artists David Anderson and Heather Langenkamp Anderson (who also played Nancy in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies), actor Ty Burrell (see a tease of that interview here), and much more:

Press Release: This Halloween, get ready for a double dose of zombie apocalypse mayhem and trips to hell! On October 31, 2017, Scream Factory™ is proud to present Dawn Of The Dead Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray andGeorge A. Romero’s Land Of The Dead Collector’s Edition2-Disc Blu-ray. These two definitive collector’s editions boast new 2K transfer,
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New to Streaming: ‘Louder Than Bombs,’ ‘Neon Bull,’ ‘By the Sea,’ ‘Zero Days,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A War (Tobias Lindholm)

In only his second outing as sole director after 2012’s acclaimed A Hijacking, Tobias Lindholm is commanding unusual levels of respect and anticipation with A War – undoubtedly earned with the establishing of a very personal brand of filmmaking, rooted in observation, deliberate pacing and a terse directing style. Viewers familiar with his previous film, a hostage drama detailing the hijacking of a
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Interview: Marc Abraham

  • CineVue
Marc Abraham's career has known box office success as well as critical lionising, with films such as Children of Men and Spy Game standing out for attention on a resume which covers over twenty years in the business. Having made the transition from producer to director with 2008's Flash of Genius, his latest film I Saw The Light is a study of country legend Hank Williams. He spoke with CineVue's Tom Duggins, making his infectious passion for William's writing apparent from the get-go in an interview that focused on the folklore of country and the difficulty of representing pop stars on screen.
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Exclusive interview with I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham: “Hiddleston looked just like Hank Williams”

With the eagerly anticipated release this week of I Saw The Light, the biopic of legendary country musician Hank Williams, Flickering Myth’s Scott J. Davis sat down with its director Marc Abraham to talk about the film and all things Tom Hiddleston.

I Saw The Light marks the sophomore directorial effort from Abraham, who is a renowned producer of such films as Children of Men, The Commitments and Air Force One, and it was his love of Williams that made him grab the opportunity to direct with both hands to make a slightly different biopic:

“I loved Hank Williams’ music from the early times so I was really interested in it…I never wanted to make a cradle to grave movie and it’s interesting that many people didn’t understand what I was doing and say ‘Why didn’t you show him as a little boy?’… What I
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Exclusive Interview: Director Marc Abraham on collaborating with Tom Hiddleston in I Saw the Light

With the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light finally hitting screens across the UK, we had the pleasure of speaking the man at the helm, writer/director Marc Abraham. In London to promote the release of this endeavour, the director discusses the joy in working with his leading man Tom Hiddleston and what he makes

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Exclusive interview: Writer/ Director Marc Abraham For ‘I Saw The Light’

In U.K. cinemas from today is the music biopic of Hank Williams, I Saw The Light. The film stars Tom Hiddleston as the legendary country star, and Elizabeth Olsen as his wife Audrey.

Earlier on this week, we caught up with the film’s writer, producer and director Marc Abraham to talk about his new film. As well as I Saw The Light, Abraham is the producer behind films like Air Force One, the remake of The Thing, Children Of Men, and Dawn Of The Dead (amongst many others).

Catch our exclusive interview below. I Saw The Light is in U.K. cinemas from today, Friday May 6th, 2016. You can read our review here.

I Saw the Light,” the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric
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I Saw The Light review: “Involving, though quite unremarkable”

I Saw The Light review: Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olson headline the biopic based on the short life of the legendary country singer Hank Williams.

The film opens in U.K. cinemas from May 6th. Check out our I Saw The Light review below.

Writer, director and producer Marc Abraham brings the story of Hank Williams to the screen in our second music biopic in about as many weeks following Don Cheadle’s impressive, attitude laced Miles Davis piece Miles Ahead back in April. It’s very much a different tempo with Abraham’s picture, with British actor Tom Hiddleston bravely taking on the role of Williams, a country artist who is regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century.

Sourced from the book ‘Hank Williams: The Biography‘ by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwen, I Saw The Light
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'Twilight' Creator Stephenie Meyer To Produce Thrilling New Ya Project 'Anna Dressed In Blood'

From the producer and creator of the blockbuster Twilight film series comes a newfeature film franchise, the young adult supernatural romance Anna Dressed In Blood. Fresh faces Maddie Hasson (ABCFamily series 'Twisted', I Saw The Light) and Cameron Monaghan (Showtime Networks series "Shameless', Fox series'Gotham') have been cast in the new film from Fickle Fish Films producers Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett, it wasannounced today by The Solution Entertainment Group's Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.

Nestel and Wilson are producing with Meyer and Hibbett and are financing the project. The Solution will introduce the film to buyers and handle international sales at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group represents theUS rights and packaged the project.

Meyer optioned the book Anna Dressed In Blood, the first book in a successful two-book series, from acclaimed author KendareBlake and developed the project
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Interview: Tom Hiddleston, Director Marc Abraham on ‘I Saw the Light’

Chicago – The legacy of country music singer Hank Williams is embraced in every lonesome twang you hear in any song. The actor Tom Hiddleston (“Thor”) transcends his Loki roots to embody the 1950s songster in a way that is otherworldly, working from the script and direction of Marc Abraham.

Hank Williams was a bright wattage bulb that burned like a thousand suns, and was extinguished instantly at the tender age of 29. The influence of his short time within the country music scene, from about 1946 through to his death in 1953, was through the music chart statistic that Williams had an astounding 35 singles reach the country and western Top Ten (five after his death). His signature style and easy-going hit making continues to be heard in the heart of C&W (and all pop) music, and he can easily qualify as one of the Olympus-like gods of that particular brand of musical faith.
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I Saw The Light Review

Tom Hiddleston gives a remarkable performance, with some fine singing, as country music legend Hank Williams but it is not enough to rescue I Saw The Light, which reduces the singer/songwriter’s skyrocket career and brief life into a grim slog, plodding towards his death at age 29.

Any doubts that Hiddleston, a classically trained British actor who perhaps is best known to American audiences as Loki in the Thor and Avengers movies, could play the country music legend are immediately dispelled at the start of the film. The problem is writer/director Marc Abraham’s script, coupled with uninspired direction.

Hank Williams was a pivotal figure in country music, who changed the genre and also laid the foundation for rock and roll. Like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams burst onto musical charts like a skyrocket, blazed brilliantly, then suddenly vanishing, but left a lasting legacy that changed the nature of country music.
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Review: I Saw The Light, Cheatin', Drinkin', And Singin'

Twangin' Tom Hiddleston lights up the screen whenever he sings as country music legend Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw the Light, which plays like a dramatization of a Wikipedia entry. A sense of doom hangs over the picture, since it's no secret that Williams died young in the early 1950s. Rather than focusing on the bright spots of Williams' life and career -- as nicely handled in The Buddy Holly Story (1978) and La Bamba (1987), to cite two of many examples -- filmmaker Marc Abraham furthers the bleak impression by choosing a curiously dry path that is rarely compelling. Drawing from Colin Escott's book Hank Williams: The Biography, this is the first produced screenplay by Abraham, a veteran producer who made his...

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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression

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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression
How does Tom Hiddleston, an Oxbridge man who went to Eton with Prince William, score a role playing Hank Williams, the twangy legend of the Nashville's Grand ole Opry? Apparently by looking just like him and doing his best Owen Wilson impression for the director. "I saw him in War Horse, and thought he looked a lot like Hank Williams," I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham said of Hiddleston. "And my casting director said, 'You've got to make sure he can do the accent,' and over a three-hour dinner [HIddleston] showed me his imitation of Owen Wilson." He immediately
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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression

  • PEOPLE.com
Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression
How does Tom Hiddleston, an Oxbridge man who went to Eton with Prince William, score a role playing Hank Williams, the twangy legend of the Nashville's Grand ole Opry? Apparently by looking just like him and doing his best Owen Wilson impression for the director. "I saw him in War Horse, and thought he looked a lot like Hank Williams," I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham said of Hiddleston. "And my casting director said, 'You've got to make sure he can do the accent,' and over a three-hour dinner [HIddleston] showed me his imitation of Owen Wilson." He immediately
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“I Saw the Light” is another would be Oscar biopic

Back in the midst of 2015, it seemed like the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light was all set to be a big Academy Award player. Considering how small this week’s platform release of the film is, as well as its middling festival circuit reception, that seems less than likely, but it is somewhat interesting to take note of. The main point of consideration was going to be Tom Hiddleston as Williams, as well as potentially Elizabeth Olsen as wife Audrey Williams, though now I suspect they’re fringe players at best. I’ll return to their Oscar hopes later on in this article, but I just wanted to cite this film today since it’s one of a ton hoping to be a biopic contender in 2016. The movie is a fairly standard biopic. Of course, the subject is legendary country-western singer Hank Williams and his life that was cut short.
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Exclusive Video Interview: Elizabeth Olsen Talks I Saw The Light

Who knew Tom Hiddleston could sing? In I Saw the Light, the British actor lends his considerable vocal talent to play the legendary country singer/songwriter Hank Williams and simply shines in the role.

The biopic from writer/director Marc Abraham focuses on Williams’ rise to fame in the 1950s, from a local radio show personality to a Grand Ole Opry staple. It also examines his relationships with the women in his life, particularly first wife Audrey, played by Elizabeth Olsen.

Hank and Audrey were actually married and divorced twice and had a difficult time of it, mostly because Audrey wanted a singing career of her own and resented Hank’s constant absence while she stayed home with the children. However, things really go from bad to worse when Hank’s battle with alcoholism sends him into a spiral downwards – a battle Williams lost in 1953 when he died from heart
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Exclusive Video Interview: Tom Hiddleston Talks I Saw The Light

Who knew Tom Hiddleston could sing? In I Saw the Light, the British actor lends his considerable vocal talent to play the legendary country singer/songwriter Hank Williams and simply shines in the role.

The biopic from writer/director Marc Abraham focuses on Williams’ rise to fame in the 1950s, from a local radio show personality to a Grand Ole Opry staple. It also examines his relationships with the women in his life, particularly first wife Audrey, played by Elizabeth Olsen.

Hank and Audrey were actually married and divorced twice and had a difficult time of it, mostly because Audrey wanted a singing career of her own and resented Hank’s constant absence while she stayed home with the children. However, things really go from bad to worse when Hank’s battle with alcoholism sends him into a spiral downwards – a battle Williams lost in 1953 when he died from heart
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‘I Saw the Light’ Review: Tom Hiddleston Croons Sad Songs in Subpar Hank Williams Biopic

  • The Wrap
‘I Saw the Light’ Review: Tom Hiddleston Croons Sad Songs in Subpar Hank Williams Biopic
I Saw the Light” opens with Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams, sitting on a stool in a spotlight, his face downward and obscured by his ever-present cowboy hat. He’s singing “Cold Cold Heart” a cappella. It’s hauntingly beautiful; there likely won’t be a peep in the theater. It’s also a highlight of a film that proceeds to nose-dive fast. See Video: Tom Hiddleston Channels Hank Williams' Dark Life in First Trailer for 'I Saw the Light' Writer-director Marc Abraham‘s second feature as helmer — he previously gave us “Flash of Genius,” a paean
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Tom Hiddleston on going country for I Saw the Light

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Giving the role of American country music legend Hank Williams to English actor Tom Hiddleston is pretty much the antithesis of typecasting.

Hiddleston is a Royal Academy-trained thespian who won the Laurence Olivier Award for his turn in a 2007 stage production of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. He’s best known to North American audiences as Loki, the eloquent villain of Marvel’s cinematic universe.

Williams, on the other hand, is the twangy Alabama country icon who produced the classics “Hey, Good Lookin’,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Yet there’s Hiddleston southern-drawling his way through classic Hank Williams tunes in director Marc Abraham’s bio-pic I Saw the Light.

How did he transform?

“It actually all started here in Toronto,” recalls Hiddleston during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival where I Saw the Light had its world premiere.
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