12 items from 2017
Queen of the Desert, 2015.
Written and Directed by Werner Herzog.
A chronicle of Gertrude Bell’s life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Movies right here like Queen of the Desert are why directors such as Quentin Tarantino have stated they’re entering retirement after a set number of films. Werner Herzog (who wrote and directed the film) is obviously one of the most revered and iconic filmmakers of all time, but there comes a point where you lose your touch and start pumping out junk. Furthermore, no one wants to see prestigious directors churning out terrible offerings that are slight blemishes on an otherwise outstanding resume.
It’s a shame Queen of the Desert »
- Robert Kojder
The Hatton Garden Job, 2017.
Directed by Ronnie Thompson
Over the Easter weekend in 2015, a small team of experienced burglars broke into the basement vaults at The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company and stole millions of pounds in gold, cash and jewellery. Based on true events.
Since a group of what the media gleefully described as “diamond geezers” raided the contents of up to 70 safety deposit boxes at The Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company over Easter 2015, the rush has been on to bring one of the most audacious crimes in British history to the big screen. The first attempt, Hatton Garden The Heist, sank without trace last year. Signature Entertainment no doubt had a twinkle in its corporate eye when it decided to release the second one, Ronnie Thompson’s The Hatton Garden Job, this Easter weekend. »
- Freda Cooper
The Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary in 2015 was the largest in English history, carried out by ageing veterans. When news of this caper broke, I – along with every other film journalist in the country – speculated about what the inevitable film version would look like and, in a spasm of sentimental optimism, I even invoked Jonathan Glazer’s masterpiece Sexy Beast, also about a safe deposit job.
A Working Title production with Michael Caine and Jim Broadbent is in the works. In the meantime here is another film – and it’s a most-expense-spared production, ropey and depressing, which fails to keep faith with the grey power ethos by inventing a sexy young crim leader for the older crew: Matthew Goode roughens up his vowels for the part. »
- Peter Bradshaw
An attempt at a super cool, stylish crime caper, a la Guy Ritchie, The Hatton Garden Job falls flat on its face because, well, Guy Ritchie didn’t make it. Imagine a Vauxhall Nova with a very expensive body kit, big noisy exhaust and go faster stripes down the sides. To the driver it might feel and sound like they’re driving a car from The Fast and the Furious franchise but to everyone else, it just looks like a Vauxhall Nova with some money thrown at it. And thrown in all the wrong places.
Based on the real life events that took place in April 2015 – Ronnie Thompson is the first, and unlikely to be the last, director to bring this remarkable story to the silver screen, of when four elderly men pulled off the heist of the century – stealing over £200m worth of items.
There are some »
Author: Stefan Pape
When watching the news back in April 2015, to watch on as the events surrounding the Hatton Garden heist unravelled – where four elderly men pulled off one of the most ambitious robberies of all time – it was impossible to not envisage a movie. Lo and behold, barely two years on, and the first cinematic endeavour depicting this astonishing tale is set to hit our screens – and HeyUGuys were fortunate enough to be invited on to the film’s London set.
The set was notable for its commitment to authenticity, with real life equipment – such as a monumental drill – being used to reenact the break-in sequences, to not only enrich the experience for the actors, but for the viewers too. However director Ronnie Thompson told us that he’s blending realism with a more overtly cinematic approach, vying to find the humour within this ordeal, and play up to it accordingly. »
- Stefan Pape
Coming to cinemas in April is the latest version of the story of the famous Hatton Garden heist, The Hatton Garden Job, and we have a brand new clip to share with you. The film stars Matthew Goode (The Imitation Game, TV’s Downton Abbey), Larry Lamb (TV’s EastEnders, Gavin & Stacey), Phil Daniels (TV’s EastEnders, Quadrophenia), Mark Harris (Riot, Anuvahood), Joely Richardson (Snowden, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), David Calder (Rush, The Lady In The Van), Clive Russell (TV’s Game Of Thrones, Ripper Street) and Stephen Moyer (Concussion, TV’s True Blood).
A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; The Hatton Garden Job follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history. With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and »
- Paul Heath
Title: Queen of the Desert Director: Werner Herzog Cast: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis, Robert Pattinson, Jay Abdo, Jenny Agutter, David Calder, Christopher Fulford. Werner Herzog returns with an incredible story about a Victorian woman who became an inspiration for pioneering and influential females, by pursuing a different path than the one set by […]
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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Ahead of its release next month, a poster and clip have arrived online for the upcoming British heist thriller The Hatton Garden Job. Directed by Ronnie Thompson, the film is based on the true story of the 2015 London Hatton Garden Vault robbery and features a cast that includes Matthew Goode, Larry Lamb, Phil Daniels, Mark Harris, Joely Richardson, David Calder, Clive Russell, and Stephen Moyer; check them out below…
See Also: Watch the trailer for The Hatton Garden Job here
A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; The Hatton Garden Job follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history. With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and just plain old – villains set about achieving the seemingly impossible, drilling into a steel-and-concrete secured safety »
- Amie Cranswick
The first trailer has arrived online for The Hatton Garden Job. Based on the true story of the 2015 London Hatton Garden Vault robbery which was planned and carried out by four elderly men who are believed to have stolen items up to the value of £20o,000,000, the films stars Matthew Goode, Larry Lamb, Phil Daniels, Mark Harris, Joely Richardson, David Calder, Clive Russell, and Stephen Moyer; take a look below after the official synopsis…
A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; The Hatton Garden Job follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history. With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and just plain old – villains set about achieving the seemingly impossible, drilling into a steel-and-concrete secured safety deposit vault in London’s well-to-do Hatton Garden jewellery quarter. »
- Amie Cranswick
Author: Zehra Phelan
Back in 2015, Britain witnessed a robbery that could have been straight out of the movies. It was a throwback crime to the days of the Great Train Robbery of 1963, a crime which made the likes of Buster Edwards and Ronnie Biggs household names. It was only a matter of time before this new story was adapted for the big screen and The Hatton Garden Job is just that film.
The Hatton Garden Job is directed by Tower Block and I Am Soldier writer and director Ronnie Thompson, though looking at the new trailer anyone would think this has a touch of Guy Ritchie about it. The cast is none too shabby either; the gang of aging criminals is lead by Brian Reader who is played by Larry Lamb who may be most recognisable as Gavin’s Dad in Gavin and Stacey. He also had the evil role »
- Zehra Phelan
Watch The Hatton Garden Job trailer below.
Coming to cinemas in the UK later this year from Signature Entertainment is the true-story of The Hatton Garden Job, one of the most remarkable heists in British crime history which took place back in 2015. Ahead of the film’s release in just a couple of months time, we have the latest trailer to share with you.
A remarkable true story set over one long Easter weekend; The Hatton Garden Job follows four ageing East End criminals – led by 76 year-old Brian Reader – and one mystery man who pull off the largest heist in English legal history. With everyone from the Hungarian mob to Scotland Yard on their tail, these old-school – and just plain old – villains set about achieving the seemingly impossible, »
- Paul Heath
Louisa Mellor Apr 7, 2017
Filming is well underway on the fourth series of the brilliant Inside No. 9. Here's who to expect among the guest cast...
Series one and two of Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith's consistently inventive, continually surprising anthology strand Inside No. 9 have recently landed on Netflix UK, which will hopefully bring it to the attention of those who didn't catch it on the first run. If you're among them, then run, don't walk, etc. It's simply one of the best shows around.
And thrillingly, more of it is incoming. Hot on the heels of the recently aired third series, filming is already well underway on a fourth, to comprise six new standalone stories.
As soon as there's a sniff of an official broadcast date, »
12 items from 2017
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