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Did you mark some movies as ToDo’s on CircleMe (or you just did a Like for them)? Well, if you did… good job!

By doing this, you get lots of cool benefits as a consequence. You can find the movie in your Personal Calendar (here an example for the CircleMe Team user), when it’s releasing in your city. You can receive news on the actors, sequels, little scoops and gossip, and so on. Last, but surely not least, thanks to a great integration with Rotten Tomatoes(tm) now you can also get a great review of the movie, from the public and the critic, with some specific viewers comments and of course a link to Rotten Tomatoes(tm) to read more about the motion picture.

As an example, here is the review card for the movie The Devil Wears Prada:

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Sean Connery America’s favourite Brit

74415869BM009_Al_Pacino_RecHe is often considered the quintessential “James Bond” and now Sean Connery has proven that he also has staying power after being considered the greatest British actor of all time in a recent survey of Americans.

Connery, 83, starred in his last movie in 2003 in the film “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” came out on top of the biannual survey, a pool which looks at the most popular screen actors.

The Scotland born actor came out ahead of Sir Anthony Hopkins and Irish actor Liam Neesonwhile David McCallum of the 1960s series ”The Man from U.N.C.L.E” was fourth, three time Oscar winner Daniel Day Lewis, who won this year’s Academy Award for playing American president Lincoln, was fifth while Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe was 20th.

Other Bond film stars who emerged on the poll were current star Daniel Craig in eighth andDame Judi Dench in sixth. Connery has topped the list in the past in 1998 and 2003 but “House” star Hugh Laurie won the accolade in 2008.

Dench is one of only four females on the list. The others are Maggie Smith, “Frasier” star Jane Leeves, and “Bad Teacher” actress Lucy Punch.

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King’s Speech top UK real life film

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King George VI was one of the UK’s favourite kings and now the movie about his life is the top British real life film.

The King’s Speech, which won British actor Colin Firth the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2011, has been named the top UK real life film in a poll conducted by American Express.

The film, directed by Tom Hooper, won 28 per cent of the votes.

The 2008 movie The Boys in the Striped Pyjamas which was directed by Mark Herman was the runner up while Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film Lincoln which tells the story of the American president was third.

Mark Zuckerberg’s story The Social Network which told about the emergence of Facebook was also in the running with 127 Hours, the story of a man trapped while mountain climbing was also in the running in fifth.

The poll was conducted at the end of last week’s London Film Festival which had several real life movies making their premiere.

The top ten in that order are 1. The King’s Speech, 2. The Boys in the Striped Pyjamas, 3. Lincoln, 4. The Social Netwrok, 5. 127 Hours, 6. Argo, 7. The Impossible, 8. The Blind Side, 9. Valkyrie, 10. Zero Dark Thirty.

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Guardian’s Top 10 crime movies

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These days it seems that most movies are being recycled and oftentimes the remake isn’t half as good as the original. The UK Guardian has counted down its top 10 crime films in history. Some of them are American made but their appeal crosses borders and oceans.

The films include three from the 1980s and 1990s and one Japanese (“Rashomon”) which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and one French (“Hidden”) and three which were made before 1970 ( Vertigo, Touch of Evil, and Double Indemnity).

Interestingly, the list does not include any of The Godfather films and it includes only one film directed by Martin Scorsese. It does include a classic by the great British suspense/thriller director Alfred Hitchcock.

The top 10 in that order are 1. “Chinatown”, 2. “Touch of Evil”, 3. “Vertigo”, 4. “Badlands”, 5. “Rashomon”, 6. “Double Indemnity”, 7. “Get Carter”, 8. “Pulp Fiction”, 9. “Hidden”, and 10. “Goodfellas”.

There are a lot more great films in the genre that couldn’t make the list.

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English actor Hunnam lands lead in 50 Shades of Grey

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English actor Charlie Hunnam (read here more info about Charlie Hunnam) has landed the lead role of Christian Grey in the much-anticipated movie “50 Shades of Grey” based on the best-selling novels of the same name.

Dakota Johnson, the daughter of actress Melanie Griffiths and actor Don Johnson will play his leading lady Anastasia Steele.

Hunnam stars in the series “Sons of Anarchy” as Jax and was a regular playing a gay character in the British series “Queer as Folk”. The actor is also due to star in the film “Crimson Peak” alongside Academy Award nominated actress Jessica Chastain.

Hunnam has said the sex scenes will not be a problem and that his girlfriend Morgana McNelis won’t have an issue with his role but that she won’t be watching.

Meanwhile, another British actor, Daniel Radcliffe, known for playing Harry Potter in the seven-film franchise has refuted rumours that he missed out on the role of Christian Grey and has denied that he ever wanted the role.

The movie, to be directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is to be released in cinemas next August.

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British actors the hottest of 2013

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Some of the hottest young actors of 2013 so far have one thing in common – they are all British. According to UK Glamour, Andrew Garfield, Alex Pettyfer, Eddie Redmayne , Henry Cavill, Jack O’Connell, Jamie Bell, Jim Sturgess, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Hardy, Jamie Bower Campbell, Tom Sturridge, Tom Hiddleston, Max Irons, and Douglas Booth have rocked the television and film world so far this year.

Some of these actors have made the big time in the United Kingdom and America. Garfield, who was born in Los Angeles to British parents, was nominated for his role in the 2010 movie “The Social Network” and later won the title role in the 2012 movie “The Amazing Spiderman”.

Cavill has also played a super hero as this year’s Superman in “Man of Steel” after heating up TV screens as a Tudor in “Game of Thrones”. He will wear his cape again in the upcoming film “Justice League”.

Hoult hit screens as a young man alongside Hugh Grant in the film “About a Boy” before starring alongside Academy Award-winner Colin Firth in “A Single Man”.

Jamie Bell was introduced to and won the heart of a generation in the dance flick “Billy Elliot”. Now 27, Bell and his American wife, Evan Rachel Wood, welcomed their first child this year.

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Adele makes cameo in new movie

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She conquered the music world and now she is about to take on the film world as Adele makes a cameo in the new film The Secret Service.

Adele, who won the Academy Award earlier this year for Best Original song for Skyfall from the James Bond film of the same name, will star alongside British actors Colin Firth and Michael Caine and the American Samuel L Jackson, in the spy-flick.

The movie will be directed by Matthew Vaughan who also directed Kick Ass.

Twenty-five year old Adele will reportedly play a villain in the film which is also expected to feature British icons David Beckham and Sir Elton John. She previously made her acting debut in the television series Ugly Betty back in 2009.

The singer/songwriter has been busy in the last year, having a baby and working on her new album.

Adele, who became a mom in October, has been back in studio working on her latest album since April with producers James Ford and Kid Harpoon.

The album will be a follow up to her last hit record 21. She has also won a Grammy and a Brit Award for Skyfall.

The album, which is reported to be ready to hit the shelves mid-2014, is said to be edgy .

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