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Exclusive Clip: Florence Foster Jenkins

13 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Watch this exclusive brand new clip from the upcoming Stephen Frears film, Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. In this clip, Cosme McMoon (Simon Helberg) tells St »

- Jazz Tangcay

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Win ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Goodies – In Cinemas Now

10 May 2016 7:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Florence Foster Jenkins starring Oscar winner Meryl Streep and British Icon Hugh Grant is in cinemas nationwide now, and to celebrate we’ve got 5 sets of limited edition Florence Foster Jenkins goodies to give away; including a copy of the film’s soundtrack, character postcard sets and branded ear plugs.

Starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, this comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere. The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her »

- Paul Heath

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Bo Report: Bad Neighbours 2 barely makes a dent in the Civil War juggernaut

8 May 2016 4:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in Bad Neighbours 2.

Captain America: Civil War rang up more than $6 million over the weekend, dropping fifty-seven percent in its second week to bring its cume to $23.3 million.

The superhero extravaganza's closest competitor was Bad Neighbours 2, starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron, which debuted with $2.4 million on 251 screens.

Mother's Day, starring Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson, came in third, dropping sixty-nine percent for around $2 million over the weekend. Garry Marshall's film has pulled in around $4.1 million after two weeks.

Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book dropped forty-one percent in its fourth week, racking up $1.4 million over the weekend to bring its total to $26.5 million.

eOne's Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep, debuted on 261 screens to the tune of $896,976, while Fox's Eddie the Eagle dropped only thirty-nine percent in its third week to bring its cume to $6.8 million.

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Florence Foster Jenkins review – all the right wrong notes

8 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant are on top form as the ‘diva of din’ and her dutiful manager in an enjoyable biopic from Stephen Frears

As Les Dawson proved with such precision, any fool can play the piano badly, but it takes real skill to play it brilliantly badly. Similarly, Morecambe and Wise knew that the perfect way to mangle “Grieg’s piano concerto by Grieg” was to play “all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order”. Now, to the august list of superbly maladroit comedic musicians we may add Meryl Streep, who takes centre stage in this very likable, frequently hilarious, yet still poignant tragi-comedy from director Stephen Frears. Streep plays the titular songbird, a New York socialite and eager patron of the arts whose enthusiasm for a good tune is matched only by her inability to sing one. Not that it stops her from trying. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Florence Foster Jenkins review – all the right wrong notes

8 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant are on top form as the ‘diva of din’ and her dutiful manager in an enjoyable biopic from Stephen Frears

As Les Dawson proved with such precision, any fool can play the piano badly, but it takes real skill to play it brilliantly badly. Similarly, Morecambe and Wise knew that the perfect way to mangle “Grieg’s piano concerto by Grieg” was to play “all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order”. Now, to the august list of superbly maladroit comedic musicians we may add Meryl Streep, who takes centre stage in this very likable, frequently hilarious, yet still poignant tragi-comedy from director Stephen Frears. Streep plays the titular songbird, a New York socialite and eager patron of the arts whose enthusiasm for a good tune is matched only by her inability to sing one. Not that it stops her from trying. »

- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

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Florence Foster Jenkins movie review: don’t worry that it’s not good enough for anyone else to hear

6 May 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

When Ffj sticks to farce, it works wonderfully, like something P.G. Wodehouse might have loved. But the longer it goes on, the more maudlin it gets. I’m “biast” (pro): like star Meryl Streep and director Stephen Frears; desperate for stories about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Typical. You wait forever for a movie about Florence Foster Jenkins, and then two come along at once. Actually, I’m pretty sure I’d never heard of Jenkins before this film entered my radar a few months back, but it’s easy to see what drew multiple filmmakers to her: She’s a great story. Jenkins was a real person, a rich socialite and music lover who lived in New York in the early 20th century and enjoyed performing amateur operatics, which is all well and good, except she was a terrible singer: always off-key, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Movie Review – Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

6 May 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Florence Foster Jenkins, 2016.

Directed by Stephen Frears.

Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg and Rebecca Ferguson.

Synopsis:

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Are we to laugh with, or laugh at Florence Foster Jenkins, a question proposed and rather crudely dismantled in the aptly titled Florence Foster Jenkins. Somewhere deep beneath the saccharin, tooth-achingly sweet exterior, there’s an interesting study of sadness of which director Stephen Frears struggles to locate. Instead, we have a charming, if breezy tale of musical delusion.

Meryl Streep stars as the titular Florence, a patron of the arts with delusional dreams of being a great soprano, an issue her entourage, filled with the most vanilla of the aristocratic bourgeoisie, refuse to acknowledge. Enabling her lies is St Clair Bayfield – played with aplomb by Hugh Grant – and »

- Amie Cranswick

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Exclusive clip from Florence Foster Jenkins featuring Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg

6 May 2016 3:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its release today, we’ve got a word exclusive clip from Florence Foster Jenkins, featuring Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg; check it out here…

Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

Florence Foster Jenkins is out today in the UK and features a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson and Nina Arianda.

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- Gary Collinson

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Florence Foster Jenkins: Exclusive Costume Sketches

4 May 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Friday 6th May sees the release of Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1944 set true story of a woman, Ms. Foster Jenkins herself (played by Meryl Streep) who heard nothing but sweet angels in her head, yet couldn’t actually sing for a toffee. Her manager and husband St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) hides the truth during the private recitals, but when Florence agrees to sing live at Carnegie Hall, things begin to get a little tricky…

Costume designer for Florence Foster Jenkins is Consolata Boyle, a BAFTA award winner probably best known for her work on The Queen (2006), The Iron Lady (2011), and more recently Philomena (2013) – and yes there is definitely a ‘real life’ theme here. For this project, however, everything had to be even larger than real life. This is mid-forties New York (even if the film was actually shot in Liverpool) with Foster Jenkins a full-on society dame enabling an eccentricity ingrained since childhood. »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Exclusive: Hugh Grant on Florence Foster Jenkins & why Meryl Streep is like the Lionel Messi of film

4 May 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Having sung (badly) with Simon Helberg, we reverted back to something of a more traditional interview set-up, when interview the aforementioned actor’s co-star, Hugh Grant – to mark the release of Florence Foster Jenkins. Grant, who plays Bayfield – the compassionate husband of the eponymous figure – discusses the challenges in portraying a real life

The post Exclusive: Hugh Grant on Florence Foster Jenkins & why Meryl Streep is like the Lionel Messi of film appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Stefan Pape

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Florence Foster Jenkins: exclusive clip from Meryl Streep comedy – video

29 April 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stephen Frears’ film about the notoriously appalling New York singer Florence Foster Jenkins in the 1940s stars Meryl Streep in the title role with Hugh Grant as her devoted husband, St Clair Bayfield. In this clip, Streep concludes a lesson with David Haig’s supremo, to the horror of her newly-appointed piano accompanist, Cosme McMoon (Simon Helberg)

The film opens in the UK on 6 May and in the Us on 12 August Continue reading »

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New trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep

27 April 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s character posters [take a look here], a trailer has arrived online for Stephen Frears’ upcoming biographical comedy drama Florence Foster Jenkins which stars Meryl Streep in the titular role as the American socialite and amateur operatic soprano. Watch it below after the official synopsis…

Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

Florence Foster Jenkins is set for release on May 6th in the UK and features a cast that also includes Hugh Grant, »

- Amie Cranswick

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New Trailer + Featurette for 'Florence Foster Jenkins' with Meryl Streep

27 April 2016 2:19 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Music is my life!" Paramount has debuted a new trailer and a new featurette for the upcoming Meryl Streep movie Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Streep as the legendary Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of being a singer despite having a terrible voice (her story is similar to the one told in the film Marguerite). We've featured at least one teaser trailer for this previously and now we get a look at the full trailer with more footage of her horrifying crowds at Carnegie Hall. Hugh Grant also stars, and the cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, John Kavanagh, Simon Helberg, and plenty others. I'm not sure how popular this will be with younger people, but it does look amusing. And Meryl Streep is always fun. Here's the newest Us trailer for Stephen Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins, via Paramount's YouTube: And here's the follow-up Making of Featurette for Florence Foster Jenkins, »

- Alex Billington

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Meryl Streep Stars In New Poster, Trailer And Featurette For Florence Foster Jenkins

27 April 2016 1:21 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Multi-Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep is featured in the brand new poster and trailer for director Stephen FrearsFlorence Foster Jenkins.

Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer.

The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

Catch a peek behind the scenes and see how this story was brought to the big screen.

The film also stars Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda.

Florence Foster Jenkins will open in theaters August 12, 2016.

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- Michelle McCue

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Meryl Streep Is a Terrible Singer in 'Florence Foster Jenkins' Trailer

27 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Meryl Streep can sing. The character she plays in "Florence Foster Jenkins" cannot. Like, really cannot. "It defies medical science," someone else says of Florence's terrible singing voice.

Paramount released the trailer for the movie, which is based on the true story of a New York socialite in the 1940s. Florence loves singing, and declares "music is my life." The problem is that she can't hit a note. Her husband, British actor St. Clair (Hugh Grant), is determined to help her fulfill her dream of performing at Carnegie Hall -- all while shielding her from scathing reviews. The trailer is quite sweet and gently humorous, and the love story between Florence and St. Clair is very touching. It's nice seeing Grant play a stand-up guy, and Streep looks like she's having a ball screeching off key.

"Florence Foster Jenkins" opens in theaters August 12.

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- Kelly Woo

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Meryl Streep thinks she can sing in new trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins

27 April 2016 11:13 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Never give up on your dreams.

Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) certainly didn't. Despite not being able to sing in the slightest (imagine one of those super bad American Idol auditions), she manages to float on by to a major performance at Carnegie Hall on pure confidence, will and charisma. We kind of love her for it.

The film tells the true story of Jenkins, who dreamt all her life of becoming an opera singer. With St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) by her side and encouraging her all the way, she manages to win over the hearts of everyone who listens to her terrible singing voice.

It's an inspirational story that is making us want to go back and try to succeed at all those things we failed at. Maybe we can be whatever we want to be! Jenkins certainly found a way.

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- Adriana Floridia

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Meryl Streep shows how Oscars are won in the Florence Foster Jenkins trailer

27 April 2016 10:42 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins tells the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor,... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Meryl Streep Dreams Big In New Trailer For 'Florence Foster Jenkins' With Hugh Grant

27 April 2016 7:47 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Before William Hung became a national sensation for one hot minute, there was "Florence Foster Jenkins." It's a true story of a socialite, who had dreams just as big as the "American Idol" star,  and just as much talent. And while we have yet to get the William Hung biopic, Florence Foster Jenkins' story is coming to the big screen. Read More: Watch: First Trailer For 'Florence Foster Jenkins' Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, and Simon Helberg Meryl Streep takes the title role of the enthusiastic opera singer with zero talent, with Hugh Grant as her devoted, enabling butler/manager/"husband," and Simon Helberg as the man tasked with accompanying Florence on piano. Here's the official synopsis:  Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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When Prince Charles Met Prince: Relive Their 1999 Charity Gala Run-In

24 April 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

British and music royalty collided back in 1999, when late pop star Prince met Prince Charles. Walking the red carpet with then-wife Mayte Garcia, Prince met the Prince of Wales at the De Beers and Versace "Diamonds Are Forever" charity fashion event on June 9, 1999. The star-studded shindig helped raise money for several organizations, including Charles' Prince's Foundation, which benefits architecture and the environment. Prince, who had celebrated his 41st birthday just two days before the event, was wearing a black and gold turtleneck and greeted the tux-clad Charles, then 50, on the red carpet. Should We Expect New Music From Prince? »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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How Harry Potter was nearly been very, very different

20 April 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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It's the small decisions along the way that shape major successes - and Harry Potter had lots of potential turning points...

Spanning a series of books, films, merchandising prospects, an amusement park and - soon - a spin-off film and West End show, Harry Potter is one of the most iconic franchises in the history of fandom.

But things could have been very, very different…

Spoilers lie ahead for the Harry Potter series.

1. What if Harry Potter had never been published?

It’s been well-documented that J K Rowling struggled to get her first book published.

Almost a dozen houses, including Penguin, TransWorld and Harper Collins, rejected Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone outright.

When a first chapter arrived at Bloomsbury Publishing, it was destined to remain in the slush pile until its curious black binding caught the eye of a lowly assistant. On a whim, »

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