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Look, the jig is up: Josh Gad has been whiling away the hours on the set of Murder On The Orient Express by trying to trick Daisy Ridley into divulging plot details of her other gig, a science fiction series about wizards and talking dogs called Star Wars. While first his ruse was pretty transparent, Ridley has continued to get tricked by him, and he even summoned the spectral presence of Dame Judi Dench to coerce her. Apparently none of it worked, so he has now pulled out the extremely big guns.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Penelope Cruz, Chris Pratt, Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams, and many more are now in the action. For what it’s worth, Chris Pratt does not actually get around to asking her any questions, mostly just mentioning other film series that he happens to be in. Realistically, though, the time has come ...
- Clayton Purdom
Forthcoming novel chronicles real life story of the man who was the inspiration for the character M in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.
The ITV-owned indie optioned the rights to the spy book from Gemma Hirst Associates on behalf of the Jonathan Conway Literary Agency.
M tells the story of MI5’s Maxwell Knight, a spymaster who helped break up British fascism during the Second World War.
The book will be published Preface in the UK on 4 May and by »
2002 was a huge year for Halle Berry. The star won the Oscar for Best Actress for her work in Monster's Ball, making history as the first black woman to win the award in that category. It was a monumental occasion for the award show and Berry, who faced off against Renée Zellweger, Nicole Kidman, Sissy Spacek and Judi Dench. She was so shocked that she couldn't contain her tears onstage, where she heartwarmingly failed to begin her speech. Her overwhelming emotions made everyone in the room cheer harder, which most likely brought you to tears if you watched. So many emotions, so little time. "This moment is so much bigger than »
Josh Gad and Daisy Ridley are currently in production on the upcoming remake of The Murder on the Orient Express. So, Gad decided to use his friendship (and proximity) to the Star Wars star to try and pry out a few coveted spoilers about Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
The efforts began in earnest in late January when he invited Ridley into his trailer on the pretense of discussing their film, and then ambushed her with Star Wars questions.
Watch: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Title Confirmed to Be Plural and Fans Are Freaking Out
"I had an important question to ask you, I'm so sorry. I meant to call you last night, but it's about today's scene," Gad asks off-screen as he films his co-star on his phone. "Um, who are the last Jedi? Like, is it one [Jedi]? Or is it more than one?"
"No, were not doing this," a smiling-yet-annoyed »
Gad – who is currently filming the Murder on the Orient Express remake with Ridley – has been peppering the British actress with questions about Star Wars: Episode VIII, even enlisting some other famous faces to help out.
In his first attempt – recorded and released on social media – Ridley came by Gad’s trailer clad in her robe.
“I had an important question to ask you, I’m so sorry, I meant to call you last night »
- Lindsay Kimble
It’s already February, and we have few to no details regarding the next entry of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. For comparison, by November of 2014, we’d already seen a teaser of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which eventually released on December 18, 2015. In short, we’re about four months past that moment. Admittedly, it’s all a bit expected. The Force Awakens was the first flick of the franchise since 2005, and a continuation of a story fans have been waiting for for thirty years. By comparison, The Last Jedi is merely the next chapter, and as such, Disney and Lucasfilm need to save their cash monies for a date closer to its release.
But that hasn’t stopped eager fans like us from trying to pull details from every little scrap of information the studio releases — just look at all the theories that have »
- Joseph Medina
The Weinstein Company has delayed the release date of “Tulip Fever” — again. The period drama starring Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz had previously moved from July 15, 2016 to February 24, 2017. The company confirmed Monday that the movie will now be released later in the year, but declined to comment further or specify when in the year the film might hit theaters.
Adapted from Deborah Moggach’s novel of the same name, “Tulip Fever” stars Vikander as a young woman who falls in love with an artist (Dane DeHaan) who has been commissioned to paint her portrait. Zach Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Jack O’Connell, Holliday Grainger, Cara Delevingne and Tom Hollander all co-star in the film, which takes place in the 17th-century.
The film’s release date in other territories — including the UK, where the film was shot — remains unknown. »
- Graham Winfrey
The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including Josh Brolin accidentally revealing an Avengers: Infinity War character, the new Batman director being announced, Star Wars Land and more…
The Week in Movies is an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday.
These weekly Batman movie updates are getting more and more like the 1966 television show.
Next Week! The Evil Warner Bros. takes on BatFleck! Can our caped hero escape his contractual agreement alive!? Find out same Bat Time, same Bat Channel!
- Oli Davis
Let’s kick things off this week with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and although Josh Gad and Judi Dench have been unable to get answers about the mystery behind the title [see them try here and here], Disney’s Bob Iger has shed some light on the subject. After seeing an advanced screening of the movie, Iger said it was “a great chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga”. Now, does this confirm that Rey is in fact Luke’s daughter, or is this a hint that Mark Hamill will be the focus of the film..?
- Luke Owen
Despite the best efforts of Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley seems to be keeping any and all details on Star Wars: The Last Jedi close to her chest. However, that hasn’t stopped Ridley and Gad’s Murder on the Orient Express co-star and British screen legend Dame Judi Dench from taking a crack at prising some info from the young actress; take a look for yourself…
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set for release on December 15th 2017 and sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb), Simon Pegg (Unkar »
- Gary Collinson
Look, Josh Gad is fucking trying. The latest in his ongoing series of duplicitous attempts to get Daisy Ridley to reveal Last Jedi plot details has come out, and he has called in no higher authority than Dame Judi Dench for help. The three all have supporting roles in Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming adaptation of Murder On The Orient Express, but Gad does not give a shit about that movie. Dench appears in the video suddenly, with the hushed, omniscient presence of a Bene Gesserit witch, but uses her powers here for good, asking Ridley, point blank, if she is the titular last Jedi, if Snoke is Palpatine, and more.
In a twist ending, Ridley cannot say no to Dame Judi Dench; it is unclear if anyone could deny the Dame. She gets what she wants, and in this case, it is plot details about The Last Jedi. Perhaps in »
- Clayton Purdom
Star Wars The Last Jedi has wrapped up filming which has lead to an obscene amount of speculation and people trying to get as many spoilers as possible. Some of the key plot points people are trying to find out are Rey’s parentage, the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke, and Kylo Ren’s future destiny in the franchise. This means that all cast members, including star Daisy Ridley, are getting barraged with questions. In an ongoing video series that Josh Gad has with Daisy Ridley, he brought in one of the most powerful actresses in the world, Dame Judi Dench, to grill
- Nat Berman
Unlike Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi hasn't suffered from any major plot or concept art leaks, and while we've seen a handful of set photos, they shed no light whatsoever about what we should expect. It's understandable then that Josh Gad is trying to uncover some answers as he shoots the Kenneth Branagh helmed Murder on the Orient Express alongside actress Daisy Ridley. Well, after trying and failing twice to learn more about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the actor has now enlisted Dame Judi Dench to quiz the young actress on what exactly is going on with the movie. Seeing the iconic Brit push Ridley for answers on who the Last Jedi is and whether Emperor Palpatine is downright hilarious (and bizarre), and by the time all is said and done, it looks like she succeeds! Unfortunately, it's then that the video cuts off, »
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Josh Gad has enlisted some help in his ongoing quest to get Daisy Ridley to spill the beans about this winter's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This time, the actress who plays Rey has to face off against not only Gad's all-seeing camera, but the steely glare of none other than Dame Judi Dench.
The latest video — the third to date in a series that started last month — ups the ante in the war of wills between the two stars of the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express, by bringing in a third actor from the Kenneth »
- Graeme McMillan
The plot of the upcoming “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is one of most tightly kept secrets in Hollywood.
But that hasn’t stopped “Star Wars” superfan Josh Gad from grilling (on camera) his “Murder on the Orient Express” costar Daisy Ridley about the plot details. (Ridley plays one of the main protagonists, Rey, in the new “Star Wars” films).
Gad’s first attempt to extract information Episode VIII began two weeks ago. He invited Ridley into his trailer.
“Who are the last Jedi,” Gad asked, referring to the film’s title.
“We’re not doing this,” a flustered Ridley responded. “I can’t ask you about ‘Frozen 2’,” she added, referencing the upcoming sequel to Disney’s 2013 hit in which Gad voices Olaf.
Last week, Gad invited Ridley over again, under the guise or rehearsing lines for “Orient Express.” She quickly realized that it was another attempt by him to »
- Lawrence Yee
For the last few weeks, fans have been treated to a pair of hilarious videos from the set of Murder on the Orient Express, where Josh Gad tries to trick his co-star Daisy Ridley into answering his questions about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The first video surfaced on Josh Gad's Instagram two weeks ago, just after the announcement that Star Wars 8 will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with Josh Gad using a supposed script meeting to grill Daisy Ridley with questions about what the title means, and if her character Rey is in fact The Last Jedi. Last week, he tried again, with another video on Facebook, but he had no such luck in getting his questions answered. Today, the actor brought in some help, with Dame Judi Dench asking the questions this time around.
This week, Josh Gad posted the video to Twitter, which starts »
After the eighth episode of the Skywalker saga was announced as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Frozen star Josh Gad began posting videos on Facebook jokingly grilling Daisy Ridley, his co-star in the currently filming Kenneth Branagh remake of Murder on the Orient Express, about who is the titular Last Jedi. These videos have gotten such a great response that […]
- Peter Sciretta
As great as movies are, sometimes the best part about the whole experience is the waiting. It gives audiences time to revisit other films to mine for details, as well as speculate as to what’s to come. It also gives fans time to pore over every last detail of every single reveal pushed out by the studio. Without about, the Star Wars franchise is one of these films that capitalizes on this experience, as there are few franchises that would get as much traction over something as trivial as a silly title reveal.
In the time since Star Wars Episode VIII was revealed as Star Wars: The Last Jedi, fans have been treated to a couple videos of actor Josh Gad prodding actress Daisy Ridley for details regarding the upcoming film. In a constant display of her professionalism, Ridley has remained tightlipped on the subject, and so far Gad’s efforts have revealed nothing. »
- Joseph Medina
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced that legendary actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks is set to be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship at the Ee British Academy Film Awards this Sunday, February 12th.
Brooks, who began his career in the 1940s, is one of only twelve people to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award, and his C.V. includes the likes of The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
“I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honor,” said Brooks. “To be included among such iconic talents is absolutely humbling. In choosing me for the 2017 Fellowship I think that BAFTA has made a strangely surprising yet ultimately wise decision.”
“Mel Brooks is a truly unique and multi-talented filmmaker,” added Amanda Berry, Chief Executive of BAFTA. “We are absolutely thrilled to award him the Fellowship, »
- Gary Collinson
The contestants can belt out a tune but can they cut it in musical theatre? The stage show cast from the BBC1 series will fall flat if it doesn’t find acting talent
Reality TV and talent shows don’t seem to like theatre very much. On The X Factor, nothing is more likely to make Simon Cowell sneer than a performance that he deems too “musical theatre”. Last autumn, E4’s Stage School, set in a performing arts college, was a reality show that had absolutely no grasp on the reality of theatre training. The programme’s fame-hungry prima donnas seemed to believe that making a career in theatre has nothing to do with talent and hard work and everything to do with pouting and behaving badly.
Such shows reinforce the idea that acting is easy and that talent, training and technique don’t matter. As if anyone can »
- Lyn Gardner
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