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Movie Review – Spy (2015)

22 May 2015 8:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Spy, 2015.

Written and Directed by Paul Feig.

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Bobby Cannavale and Morena Baccarin.

Synopsis:

A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

Martin Scorsese has Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro, Tim Burton has Johnny Depp, and Paul Feig has Melissa McCarthy. Some actor/director combinations fit like a glove, and for the third straight outing (Bridesmaids and The Heat) we have another success with Spy.

Unexpectedly, there is also an admirable amount of unexplored range channeled from Melissa McCarthy, not portraying the sassy, loudmouthed, obscene character right out of the gate that we have grown accustomed to. Instead, she plays Susan Cooper, a CIA field operative assistant of 10 years with low self-esteem that decides to jump into the heart of the action when her good friend Bradley Fine »

- Robert Kojder

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The rise of Alicia Vikander

22 May 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

2015 has undoubtedly been Alicia Vikander’s breakthrough year with fantastic lead parts in the thought provoking sci-fi thriller Ex Machina and the harrowing World War I drama Testament Of Youth, which is now available digitally and will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD from 25th May. However, this rise to the fore is by no means out of the blue for Vikander, who showed promise as a leading actress in A Royal Affair in 2012 and then went on to hold her own opposite the likes of Keira Knightley in Anna Karenina and Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate. In this feature we take a look at the very best of Alicia Vikander.

Anna Karenina (2012)

Anna Karenina is a bold, theatrical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The film was the third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with acclaimed director Joe Wright, but »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Sadie Frost to play stripper on West End

21 May 2015 2:58 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Sadie Frost is to play a stripper in a West End play. The 49-year-old star has revealed she will play the late American burlesque entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee in the play, which will tell the story of composer Benjamin Britten, who was one of Gypsy's friends. She exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''I'm doing a play in the West End playing Gypsy Rose Lee. It's called 'Britten', and is about Benjamin Britten and his life.'' The 'Dracula' actress - who has a son, Finlay, 24, from her relationship with Gary Kemp, as well as Rafferty, 18, Iris, 14, and Rudy, 12, from her marriage to Jude Law - continued to say she ''can't wait'' to take to the stage for the production to show the world her talent as a performer. Speaking about her character, she added: ''She sings, she strips and she has proper amazing lines. I can't wait.'' »

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Spy: Jason Statham Steals the Show in 5 New Clips

20 May 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

20th Century Fox has released five new Spy clips for Paul Feig's (Bridesmaids, The Heat) upcoming espionage comedy. The film stars Melissa McCarthy as a desk-bound CIA agent who must go into the field for the first time when the identity of the agency's premiere assets are compromised. Jason Statham, who co-stars in the film as rugged top agent Rick Ford, is a consistently underrated performer who's long been relegated to shoot 'em up action films. Don't get me wrong, I love those movies, but I'm excited to see Statham finally get a chance to flex his comedy skills. If these clips are any indication, he's going to kill it. While he's definitely still playing to type as the brawny badass, Statham's bringing a self-awareness and utterly crass delivery to the character. Perri singled Statham out as a one of Spy's highlights in her SXSW review, and early »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Melissa McCarthy Reveals Her Lethal Skills in New ‘Spy’ Clip

20 May 2015 12:13 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Comedy fans need only wait just a few more days to see the hilarious Melissa McCarthy in action as desk jockey – turned – super spy Susan Cooper in Twentieth Century Fox’s eagerly anticipated upcoming comedy Spy, but in the mean time, you can get to grips with McCarthy’s more savage side in this latest sneak peek from the upcoming movie.

The latest collaboration between director Paul Feig and his Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, Spy co-stars Jude Law and Jason Statham, and will be sneaking in UK cinemas May 23rd. »

- Nick Martin

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50 Cent Breaks Down What Makes Melissa McCarthy’s Spy So Funny In Nsfw Videos

20 May 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The summer comedy Spy has turned Melissa McCarthy into a CIA Agent, Jason Statham into a comedic tour de force and now 50 Cent into… a Professor of Funny?

Starting today, after every clip from director Paul Feig’s Spy goes online, you can watch 50 Cents of Humor, a scientific breakdown of the comedy of Spy hosted by co-star 50 Cent.

Watch the “50 Cents of Humor” Nsfw videos on YouTube Here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfPBohF1uFwrsKiPRKHcj8uK_c9rg7wGv

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

The film also features Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, »

- Melissa Thompson

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Spy: new clip from the incoming comedy

19 May 2015 9:05 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Allison Janney and Jude Law star in Paul Feig's Spy. Here's a taster...

Early word on Paul Feig's third film as director, Spy, is already suggesting that he has another hit on his hands. Furthermore, we're hearing whispers that the mighty Statham steals the show in this one. We're looking forward to finding out for ourselves.

This special taster clip we've got for you though showcases another name on our list of legends, the wonderful Allison Janney. So instead of us banging on about it, here it is...

Spy arrives in cinemas on June 5th.

Movies Trailer Den Of Geek 19 May 2015 - 18:00 »

- simonbrew

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Casting: Law, Gallagher, Root, Sizemore

19 May 2015 6:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Young Pope

Jude Law is set to star in Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's TV series "The Young Pope" at HBO, Sky and Canal Plus. The story deals with an imaginary conservative American pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history and has been recruited by a Vatican fed up with liberals. Trouble is, they're not ready for how hard-line he is.

Production on the eight-episode series is set to begin this summer with filming to take place predominantly in Italy with additional locations in the United States, Africa and Puerto Rico. Sorrentino will helm all eight episodes and penned the scripts with the help of Tony Grisoni, Umberto Contarello and Stefano Rulli. [Source: Variety]

The Belko Experiment

John Gallagher ("The Newsroom") is set to star in Greg McLean's thriller "The Belko Experiment" at MGM Studios. James Gunn will produce and penned the script with filming to begin shortly in Bogota, »

- Garth Franklin

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Jude Law Will Play The Young Pope In Paolo Sorrentino’s HBO Series

18 May 2015 10:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s official: Jude Law will become the latest A-lister to head to the small screen, with news that he’s signed on to topline Paolo Sorrentino’s first-ever television series The Young Pope. Confirmation of Law’s involvement coincides with HBO picking up the show for broadcast in the U.S.

Law will portray a fictional American pope named Lenny Belardo who, upon being selected as the next leader of the Catholic Church, reveals himself to be the most conservative one in the history of the faith. Even the Vatican’s most prominent figures are not prepared for many of the hard-line policies Belardo sets out to implement. The series will take place in both the U.S. and the Vatican. Its timing is intriguing, given that the real-life Pope Francis is widely considered to be one of the most modern and liberal leaders the Church has had in many years. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jude Law To Star In Paolo Sorrentino's TV Series 'The Young Pope'

18 May 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last year, hot off the success of "The Great Beauty," you may have forgotten that director Paolo Sorrentino had already started to make his move toward television. It was announced he would write and direct an eight-episode TV series titled "The Young Pope." Not much has been heard about it since then, but a year later, things are now moving forward and the lead for the show has been found. Jude Law takes the title role in the show that will track the controversial story of the beginning of Pius Xiii’s Pontificate, who was born Lenny Belardo. He's a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor. He is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications to his authority. During the series, Belardo will »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jude Law To Star In Paolo Sorrentino's TV Series 'The Young Pope'

18 May 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last year, hot off the success of "The Great Beauty," you may have forgotten that director Paolo Sorrentino had already started to make his move toward television. It was announced he would write and direct an eight-episode TV series titled "The Young Pope." Not much has been heard about it since then, but a year later, things are now moving forward and the lead for the show has been found. Jude Law takes the title role in the show that will track the controversial story of the beginning of Pius Xiii’s Pontificate, who was born Lenny Belardo. He's a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion towards the weak and poor. He is a man of great power who is stubbornly resistant to the Vatican courtiers, unconcerned with the implications to his authority. During the series, Belardo will »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Jude Law Confirmed For Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’, Co-Pro Between HBO, Sky And Canal + – Cannes

17 May 2015 5:39 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

As Deadline first reported two months ago, Jude Law has now been confirmed for Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope. The long-rumoured casting comes as the eight part series is confirmed as three way co-production between HBO, Sky and Canal +. The project tells the story of the beginning of the Pontificate of Pius Xiii, born Lenny Belardo (Law). He was a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion… »

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Jude Law Confirmed For Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘The Young Pope’, Co-Pro Between HBO, Sky And Canal + – Cannes

17 May 2015 5:39 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

As Deadline first reported two months ago, Jude Law has now been confirmed for Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope. The long-rumoured casting comes as the eight part series is confirmed as three way co-production between HBO, Sky and Canal +. The project tells the story of the beginning of the Pontificate of Pius Xiii, born Lenny Belardo (Law). He was a complex and conflicted character, so conservative in his choices as to border on obscurantism, yet full of compassion… »

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Paolo Sorrentino set to direct Jude Law in Young Pope mini-series

17 May 2015 3:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Oscar-winning director will team up with Law for a HBO show about a fictional American pope

Just before his new film Youth premieres at Cannes, it’s been announced that Paolo Sorrentino will be heading to the small screen next along with Jude Law for a show called The Young Pope.

Related: Youth: watch first trailer for new Paolo Sorrentino film with Michael Caine

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- Benjamin Lee

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Jude Law Will Topline Paolo Sorrentino’s TV Skein ‘The Young Pope’, HBO On Board

17 May 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jude Law will topline Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s TV series, working-titled “The Young Pope,” about an imaginary pontiff who is the first Italian-American pope in history. Rupert Murdoch’s Sky paybox and Canal Plus will co-produce with HBO, marking the first multiple-player production of this type in Italy.

The series is being produced by Wildside, and co-produced by Haut et Court TV. Executive Producers for Wildside are Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani together with John Lyons. Executive producers for Haut et Court TV are Caroline Benjo, Carole Scotta and Simon Arnal.

Production on the eight-episode series is set to begin this summer and continue through early 2016. The show will film predominantly in Italy with additional locations to include the United States, Africa and Puerto Rico.

Law will play Lenny Belardo, a conservative American pontiff recruited by a Vatican fed up with liberals. “No one, even at the Vatican, is »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Spend Saturday With These Two New ‘Spy’ Clips

16 May 2015 6:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids did wonders for American female comedians. The comedy let a group of funny women take the lead and showed the likes of The Hangover that sisters really could do it for themselves. The breakout star of the piece was Melissa McCarthy who, up until that point, was more well know as the sickly sweet best friend in The Gilmore Girls.

Capitalising on her success in Bridesmaids the last few years have seen McCarthy throw herself into every and any comedy film going. Her latest venture is Spy, a comedy film about an intelligence agent who finds herself playing spy alongside big names like Jason Statham and Jude Law.

Ahead of it’s imminent release we have two snippets to share with you, our loyal Thn followers. The first clip showcases British funny lady Miranda Hart’s Hollywood debut. The second sees an expletive laden Jason Staham »

- Kat Smith

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Meet Karen Walker in new clip from Paul Feig’s Spy

16 May 2015 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Another new clip has arrived online from Paul Feig’s upcoming comedy Spy , which sees Nancy (Miranda Hart) and Susan (Melissa McCarthy) talking about what it’s like to be Karen Walker (Morena Baccarin)…

See Also: Read our review of Spy here

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Spy is set for release on June 5th, and stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Morina Baccarin, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Miranda Hart.

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- Gary Collinson

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Enter Our Giveaway and Win Jason Statham’s Face

15 May 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of my favorite films from this year’s SXSW was director Paul Feig’s action-comedy Spy. The potential franchise-starter features Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who goes into the field for the very first time after her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid. Loaded with an all-star cast (Jason StathamRose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale,  Allison JanneyPeter Serafinowicz, and Morena Baccarin), one of the main reasons Spy is so great is that each supporting character has a moment to shine, and Statham completely knocks it out of the park in his first big studio comedy. During the premiere, the crowd was laughing so loud I missed lines of dialogue between Statham and McCarthy. Trust me, this is a very funny movie that you should definitely see in a theater when it’s released June 5th. For more on Spy, read Perri’s review or watch the trailers. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Good Kill's Ethan Hawke and director Andrew Niccol on flying over Afghanistan with a joystick

14 May 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

In 1997, Ethan Hawke – fresh off of Before Sunrise with regular collaborator Richard Linklater – jump-started another decades-spanning (less Earth-bound) relationship with filmmaker Andrew Niccol.

Together with Uma Thurman and Jude Law, the pair made Gattaca, a film that concentrated heavily on the ideas of relentless ambition, the limitations of our own humanity, and the opportunities – or rather shortcuts – that can be unearthed with technology. After eighteen years, Hawke and Niccol return to these themes for this weekend’s Good Kill.

Hawke is once again a pilot, but this time, it’s Afghanistan and not outer space in his sights. Unfortunately, Hawke doesn’t need to pretend to be Jude Law to get ahead, which is always a favourite reoccurring film happenstance of mine (Gattaca, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and all my future screenplays).

In Good Kill, Thomas Egan (Hawke) is a microcosm of the unprecedented situation facing modern drone pilots. Egan »

- Sasha James

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New Face/Off Mission clip from Spy

14 May 2015 2:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month a new clip has arrived online from director Paul Feig’s upcoming comedy Spy, which you can watch below…

See Also: Read our review of Spy here

Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Spy is set for release on June 5th, and stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Miranda Hart.

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- Gary Collinson

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