I have been writing about international film for various print and online publications for the past decade, and currently edit bi-monthly UK film mag movieScope. Dedicated to the craft of filmmaking and the art of cinema, it's a must-read whether you're a movie maker or film fan.
I have loved films ever since I saw Gone With the Wind on TV one Sunday morning, and while studying cinema at Leicester University I became a reviewer for the student paper, Ripple, taking over as Film Editor in my final year.
After graduating I got a job at the UK's longest running movie mag Film Review where I worked my way up from producation assistant to becoming the first female Editor in its history. I have written about film and culture for a variety of magazines and websites, including BBC Online, Little White Lies, Filmstar and Kodak's In Camera, and am a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and British Society of Magazine Editors.
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Nikki Has Just Watched...
Written by Nikki Baughan Wednesday, 08 July 2009 14:24
You could never accuse Brit comedian Ricky Gervais of being lazy. He always seems to be involved with something, whether it's overseeing the American version of his hit creation The Office or keeping his hand in his stand-up comedy roots. Gervais has also seemingly conquered Hollywood; his recent roles in Ghost Town and Night at the Museum 2 were very well received, and he is currently working on two movies - Cemetery Junction and The Invention of Lying - which are already generating a huge buzz. And we've got trailers for them both!
Cemetery Junction, which has recently starting shooting in London, is a very British affair. It's set in the 1970s, and focuses on three men working in an insurance company. Co-starring Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter), Emily Watson (Synecdoche, New York) and Matthew Goode (Watchmen), it's due for release next year. You can keep up to date with the film's production by checking out Ricky's Blog, and you can see the brand new teaser trailer, which debuted today on MSN, below...
Gervais not only stars in The Invention of Lying, but he also co-written and directed the film with Matthew Robinson. Although it's still in post-production, those in the know - including Star Trek director JJ Abrams who has raved about the movie - are predicting big things for the biting comedy, with the word 'Oscar' already being bandied around. Co-starring Jennifer Garner (TV's Alias), Jonah Hill (Superbad) and Jason Bateman (Hancock), The Invention of Lying is set in a world where human beings don't know how to lie. It's set for release in October, and the trailer's below