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After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver a radio-address that inspires his people and unites them in battle.

Based on the true story of King George VI, The King's Speech follows the Royal Monarch's quest to find his voice.
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The King's Speech Scribe Adapting Alexander Pushkin's Queen Of Spades The King's Speech Scribe Adapting Alexander Pushkin's Queen Of Spades
Published in 1833, the plot follows a Russian officer's obsession with uncovering the secrets of a "money-spinning card cheat." Sounds little like the obsession-driven The Prestige, a Christopher Nolan film which also uses obsession and magic as the basis for a morality play.

The King's Speech Scribe Adapting Alexander Pushkin's Queen Of Spades

UK Prime Minister Declares Film Funds Will Focus On Projects With Commercial Potential UK Prime Minister Declares Film Funds Will Focus On Projects With Commercial Potential
Beyond being frightfully naïve, Cameron's plea is an absolute slap in the face to Britain's independent film community. Ironic, considering the 2010 government-funded independent biopic The King's Speech not only won international acclaim—including four Oscars and seven BAFTAs—but also earned more than $414 million worldwide.

UK Prime Minister Declares Film Funds Will Focus On Projects With Commercial Potential

Grace Kelly Latest Hollywood Icon To Receive The Big-Screen Biopic Treatment Grace Kelly Latest Hollywood Icon To Receive The Big-Screen Biopic Treatment
THR notes that much like Marilyn, the film will zero in on a brief, six-month stint in Kelly’s life where, in 1962, she’d left Hollywood and assumed a political position in Monaco and had to work behind the scenes to avoid a potential coup. With the ball rolling on a Kelly biopic, now we’re excited to see who’s hired to direct the feature, and who’ll be cast in the sure-to-be-coveted leading role.

Grace Kelly Latest Hollywood Icon To Receive The Big-Screen Biopic Treatment

Tom Hooper Will Direct The Les Miserables Movie Musical Tom Hooper Will Direct The Les Miserables Movie Musical
The 1998 movie Les Miserables was only a take on the original Hugo story, which would make Hooper's film the first movie adaptation of the musical that's been running seemingly continuously worldwide since it opened in 1985. The epic story revolves around the French Revolutio

Tom Hooper Will Direct The Les Miserables Movie Musical

PG-13 King's Speech Gets April 1 Release, Plan Your Boycott Here PG-13 King's Speech Gets April 1 Release, Plan Your Boycott Here
Well its happening. The Weinstein Company has officially announced release date for their censored, PG-13 version of The King’s Speech. Start painting your protest signs and planning your boycotts right now. Here’s the title of the press release, just to add some fuel to that fire

PG-13 King's Speech Gets April 1 Release, Plan Your Boycott Here

Colin Firth's Eco-Friendly Oscar Outfit Colin Firth's Eco-Friendly Oscar Outfit
Oscar winner Colin Firth and his wife Livia both wore environmentally-friendly outfits to the Academy Awards on Sunday (27Feb11) in a bid to raise awareness of recycled clothing. The star's partner founded Fairtrade boutique Eco Age and she donned a paneled gown recycled from old dresses for the red carpet. She tells Britain's The Sun, "It defies what you normally see on the red carpet. It's really beautiful - it's pretty but also has a message." And

Colin Firth's Eco-Friendly Oscar Outfit

Oscar Eye: Everyone's A Winner At Academy Awards Version Of A Group Hug Oscar Eye: Everyone's A Winner At Academy Awards Version Of A Group Hug
I choose to see it as the only logical result in a year that was crammed with great movies, all of them worthwhile for their own reasons and all of them deserving of their moment. Even films that didn't take home a single prize felt well-honored by tonight's ceremony

Oscar Eye: Everyone's A Winner At Academy Awards Version Of A Group Hug

Help Save The King's Speech By Refusing To See It Help Save The King's Speech By Refusing To See It
We’ve been talking for several weeks now about The Weinstein Company’s disturbing plan to censor the Oscar nominated film The King’s Speech in order to curry favor with the MPAA, receive a PG-13 rating, and re-release the film in the hopes that the lesser rating will help make them more money. That plan became a reality last week

Help Save The King's Speech By Refusing To See It

Edited Version Of The King's Speech Gets A PG-13 Rating Edited Version Of The King's Speech Gets A PG-13 Rating
As of last night The King's Speech has earned $106,891,271 in domestic box office sales. For those that don't know, the $100 million mark is typically seen as the ultimate mark of success, and it's even better when a movie made for only $15 million hits that same mark.

Edited Version Of The King's Speech Gets A PG-13 Rating

Photographic Evidence That The King's Speech Was Shot On The Same Set As A Gay Porn Photographic Evidence That The King's Speech Was Shot On The Same Set As A Gay Porn
It's hilarious, yes, especially because director Tom Hooper and stars Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush have frequently joked that the movie is kind of a bromance between the King and his therapist. But it also raises some questions about the film's art direction, which could quite possibly win an Oscar for production designer Eve Stewart.

Photographic Evidence That The King's Speech Was Shot On The Same Set As A Gay Porn

The King's Speech Is Only A Frontrunner Because It's Manufactured Oscar Bait The King's Speech Is Only A Frontrunner Because It's Manufactured Oscar Bait
Last year the Academy Awards expanded its Best Picture category to have ten nominees instead of five, something not done since 1943. This move made it possible for films with more populist appeal to get nominated in the biggest category without degrading the standards of the ceremony. But why was the move necessary?

The King's Speech Is Only A Frontrunner Because It's Manufactured Oscar Bait

The King's Speech Dominates BAFTA Awards The King's Speech Dominates BAFTA Awards
The BAFTA’s are, for all intents and purposes, the British Oscars. They were held tonight and, in the process of handing out their annual awards, they confirmed what everyone already knew about the Oscar race: There are only two contenders. The King’s Speech won nearly everything that the Orange British Academy Film Awards had to offer, and whatever it didn’t win The Social Network nabbed. The King’s Speech won seven awards in total.

The King's Speech Dominates BAFTA Awards

The King's Speech Clears Up Animal Rights Issues The King's Speech Clears Up Animal Rights Issues
The King’s Speech was threatened with a lawsuit by animal rights group The American Humane Society over its use of the phrase “No animals were harmed” during the closing credits

The King's Speech Clears Up Animal Rights Issues

Oscar Eye: Does The King's Speech Really Have The Race Locked Up? Oscar Eye: Does The King's Speech Really Have The Race Locked Up?
You mean the ensuing SAG and DGA Awards caused nearly every Oscar pundit to set their hair on fire last weekend, while I was still trying to figure out how to get my snow boots back in my suitcase? Christ, OK

Oscar Eye: Does The King's Speech Really Have The Race Locked Up?

Oscar Contender: The Kings Speech DVD And Blu-Ray Announced Oscar Contender: The Kings Speech DVD And Blu-Ray Announced
Colin Firth speaks, Helena Bonham Carter wears normal clothing

Oscar Contender: The Kings Speech DVD And Blu-Ray Announced

Tom Hooper Will Not Cut The King's Speech For A PG-13 Rating Tom Hooper Will Not Cut The King's Speech For A PG-13 Rating
Last week I was - for lack of a better word - outraged when it was reported that Harvey Weinstein has intentions to censor The King's Speech in order to achieve a PG-13 rating. Without

Tom Hooper Will Not Cut The King's Speech For A PG-13 Rating

Weekend Box Office: The Real Winner Isn't Number One Weekend Box Office: The Real Winner Isn't Number One
It was another sleepy weekend as a few low budgeted weak releases were sluffed into theaters during the last gasp of a very disappointing January. The good news?

Weekend Box Office: The Real Winner Isn't Number One

The Weinstein Company Wants To Censor The King's Speech The Weinstein Company Wants To Censor The King's Speech
Last month, Harvey Weinstein did something incredible for the film industry. After seeing one of his company's best films, Blue Valentine, get slapped with an unjust NC-17 rating by the MPAA

The Weinstein Company Wants To Censor The King's Speech

Nicole Kidman's Connection To Stuttering King Nicole Kidman's Connection To Stuttering King
Nicole Kidman had a special connection to Colin Firth's new film The King's Speech - because she grew up with a stammer. In the film, the actor plays

Nicole Kidman's Connection To Stuttering King

Oscar Nominations: 2011 Academy Award Nominee List Announced Oscar Nominations: 2011 Academy Award Nominee List Announced
The 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations are being announced this morning. I’ll be here with you every step of the way as Academy President Tom Sherak and last year’s Best Supporting Actress

Oscar Nominations: 2011 Academy Award Nominee List Announced

The Social Network And Inception Take The Critics Choice Awards By Storm The Social Network And Inception Take The Critics Choice Awards By Storm
In only 11 days the nominations for this year's Academy Awards will be announced. Thanks to the ridiculous politics of the whole awards show, it's nearly impossible to determine precisely which

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The Most Memorable Movie Moments Of 2010 The Most Memorable Movie Moments Of 2010
Maybe the rest of the movie doesn't really work or maybe you're in the middle of watching one of the year's best films. Whatever the movie, in that moment, for those seconds, you're carried away

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Josh's Top 10 Movies Of 2010 Josh's Top 10 Movies Of 2010
I'm not wimping out. This list has the heart of a lion. What you'll get here is my list, an ordered list of the movies I believe to be the ten best released in the United States of America this year

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Listen To The Actual Speech From The King's Speech Listen To The Actual Speech From The King's Speech
I find this amazing not only because it's cool to hear how similar Firth's performance is to the real thing, but that that's the actual King's voice, coming from the past and suddenly seeming not so far away at all.

Listen To The Actual Speech From The King's Speech

The Fighter And The King's Speech Lead The SAG Award Nominations The Fighter And The King's Speech Lead The SAG Award Nominations
As always, there are some surprises, including a Best Actress nod for Hilary Swank in Conviction (a performance that has been recognized virtually nowhere else), including John Hawkes

The Fighter And The King's Speech Lead The SAG Award Nominations

Monty Python Star Palin Hopes The Upcoming Film The King's Speech Helps Stammer Sufferers Monty Python Star Palin Hopes The Upcoming Film The King's Speech Helps Stammer Sufferers
Monty Python star Michael Palin hopes new movie The King's Speech will help real-life stammer sufferers by highlighting the devastating effects of a speech impediment. The veteran

Monty Python Star Palin Hopes The Upcoming Film The King's Speech Helps Stammer Sufferers

Finally, The King's Speech Gets The Quality Poster It Deserves Finally, The King's Speech Gets The Quality Poster It Deserves
The Weinstein Company has finally gotten it together and released a poster that doesn't make its truly excellent film look like a third-rate Masterpiece Theater snooze

Finally, The King's Speech Gets The Quality Poster It Deserves

Interview: Colin Firth Finds His Royal Voice In The King's Speech Interview: Colin Firth Finds His Royal Voice In The King's Speech
Firth plays King George VI--known to his family and unconventional speech therapist Lionel Logue (Rush) as Bertie-- as a man bottled up and frustrated after a lifetime of brutal stammering, but also deeply committed to his family

Interview: Colin Firth Finds His Royal Voice In The King's Speech

Interview: The King's Speech Director Tom Hooper Makes History Modern Interview: The King's Speech Director Tom Hooper Makes History Modern
Hooper proved that it takes whip smarts, careful consideration of everything and a willingness to embrace humor to make a film as engaging and enjoyable as The King's Speech

Interview: The King's Speech Director Tom Hooper Makes History Modern

The Weinstein Company Lawyers Up To Fight The MPAA The Weinstein Company Lawyers Up To Fight The MPAA
In a press release the company has announced their plans to fight the MPAA on both ratings, lumping together two films that might otherwise have to struggle on their own, and probably lose

The Weinstein Company Lawyers Up To Fight The MPAA

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