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Layton Williams plays the flamboyant Stephen in the BBC comedy, and he will return alongside his madcap friends in the movie version. The actor and dancer told Digital Spy that shooting the film was an emotional experience.
He said: "We were so used to coming together now like once a year, so I think this time it was a little bit like, 'Oh my god, this actually probably could, well, we never know, be like the last time we're all gonna be filming and working together!'
"So it was a bit sad saying goodbye, but we'll go onto other things, and we're definitely friends forever, really."
When asked if he ever expected Bad Education to be such a big hit, »
Yes, even Kingsman: The Secret Service, one of the most surprisingly entertaining movies of the past year, is not without its faults. And that’s the job of this new video, to dissect the film and pinpoint everything that didn’t make sense, was just plain silly, or was too close of a Fifty Shades reference. Without further adieu, here’s everything wrong with Kingsman in under 11 minutes. Be warned of Spoilers from the film. This video from CinemaSins points out all the flaws a missteps. We ignored all of these grievances at the time because the film was straight-up fun to watch. A movie about a group of British teens vying for a spot on a super suave team of secret agents could’ve been a drag, but Matthew Vaughn delivered an action film that was unique and inappropriately, hilariously funny. Taron Egerton »
Since 2006, Tom Cruise has been reduced to, for lack of a better phrase, a global joke; a quick source for derision, slander, and mockery among the A-List Hollywood performers for the masses to prod at. There was his Jumping the Couch moment on Oprah, the uncomfortable Scientology interview, his termination with Paramount studios, and M:i:iii underperforming at the box office. In short, 2006 was not a good year for the iconic A-Lister.
Despite such set-backs Cruise still produces and stars in critically and financially successful movies, which proves his presence in Hollywood is unscathed. One needs only to look at 2011’s Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which would become Cruise’s highest grossing film to date, or the last few films that have received critical acclaim i.e. Edge of Tomorrow. Further, when one looks at Cruise’s career, one gets a sense that »
- Matthew Lee
R-rated super hero movies, or anti-super hero films, aren’t the norm. In fact, you can count on one hand how many restricted super hero movies there are and about the closest you’re going to come is Matthew Vaughn’s foul-mouthed and violent “Kick Ass.” He then arguably perfected the irreverant R-rated actioner model with his hyper violent and vulgar “Kingsman: The Secret Service” which grossed more than $400 million worldwide this year. Next up in this mold of irreverent, flippant, f-bomb laden and stylistically violent R-rated super films is “Deadpool.” Ryan Reynolds been campaigning for this film for years, even though he’s basically disavowed the character from “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” and he said at Comic-Con the main reason “Deadpool” was green lit by 20thCentury Fox was because of the boisterously positive online response to the test footage that leaked last year (which still should never be justification to leak anything, »
- Edward Davis
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. The Fantastic Four reboot stars Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch, Kate Mara as Invisible Woman, and Jamie Bell as the Thing. Directed by Josh Trank and produced by Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn. Fantastic Four is scheduled for release on August 7, 2015 in North America. A sequel is scheduled to be released on June 9, 2017. »
Since breaking out in 2010 thanks her her performance as Hit-Girl in Matthew Vaughn's violent comic book adaptation Kick-Ass, Chloe Moretz has grown from being a child actor to a full-fledged star. This rise has largely been thanks to her roles in dramatic movies like Let Me In, Hugo and Carrie, but now she's preparing to flex her comedy muscles in a big way by taking a part in director Nicholas Stoller's upcoming Neighbors 2. News of this casting comes from Deadline, which sadly doesn't have any specific details regarding the plot of Neighbors 2 or what Chloe Moretz's character's role will be within what. What the trade does confirm is that the young actress is joining a cast full of stars returning from the first movie, including Seth Rogen as Mac, Rose Byrne as his wife Kelly, and Zac Efron as former frat house president Teddy. Andrew Jay Cohen »
The closing chapter of the Lethal Weapon movie saga was a film that, tonally, was a long way away from the movie that started the series.
In the original Lethal Weapon back in 1987, the character of Martin Riggs - as played by Mel Gibson - was on the verge of suicide, working uneasily alongside Danny Glover's Roger Murtaugh. By the end of Lethal Weapon 4, as the song Why Can't We Be Friends played out, it was all happy families. With babies. Riggs had a wife and child, any hints of suicide were long gone, and the film feels a lot more like a comedy than an action thriller.
Following San Diego Comic-Con last weekend, 20th Century Fox is pulling the covers back just a little on next summer's X-Men: Apocalypse. Bryan Singer's movie is expected to close the narrative that began with Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, and the core cast of Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult are at the heart of the new movie.
Furthermore, a whole bunch of new additions to the X-Men IMDb pages are also on board. Olivia Munn is the new Psylocke (and we're going to meet her below), Oscar Isaac is Apocalypse, Alexandra Shipp is Storm, Tye Sheridan is Cyclops, Sophie Turner is Jean Grey and Kodi Smit-McPhee takes on the part of Nightcrawler.
Entertainment Weekly has released a collection of new images from the film, and it »
She made her big screen debut with this year’s Kingsman: The Secret Service, and actress Sophie Cookson is busy trying to capitalise on the healthy reviews she got for her work on Matthew Vaughn’s spy action comedy. She’s now in negotiations to star in Xavier Gens’ supernatural thriller The Crucifixion.Developed by The Conjuring’s writers Chad and Carey Hayes and overseen by that film’s producer, Peter Safran, The Crucifixion has its roots in the true story of a priest who was convicted of murdering a nun after he performed an exorcism on her. Cookson will be playing a journalist investigating the case, trying to dig up the truth of whether he murdered an innocent, mentally unstable woman or if she was truly possessed by a demon. All involved will be hoping the new movie is as successful as The Conjuring, itself based on real events, »
On the heels of a breakout turn in Matthew Vaughn’s hit spy movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Sophie Cookson is in negotiations to star in Xavier Gens’ supernatural thriller “The Crucifixion,” TheWrap has learned. The film is based on the true story of a priest who was convicted of murdering a nun after performing an exorcism on her. Cookson will play a young journalist investigating the bizarre case. The movie reunites “The Conjuring” producer Peter Safran with sibling writers Chad and Carey Hayes. The trio are also producing the genre project, which is being financed by Lotus Entertainment. Also Read: 'Kingsman: The. »
- Jeff Sneider
The X-Men movies took comic books seriously, exploring themes of isolation and prejudice present in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's Marvel creations. It's fair to say that without the X-Men movies there'd be no Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy.
To mark X-Men's birthday, Digital Spy dived back through all seven franchise instalments to present a (non-definitive) ranking:
7. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
Oh, Fox. If this is how you try to make up for The Last Stand, we need to have a serious talk. Logan's origin story proves, at best, an unnecessary and forgettable outing that could have been so much more.
For all his hard work, Hugh Jackman couldn't elevate this film above its poor script, by-the-numbers storytelling and laughably bad CGI. Now »
After some footage of Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool shooting thugs, cracking jokes, and doing a little dance to Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” leaked at last year’s San Diego Comic Con, fan anticipation has increased for Deadpool, which got an official release date and a supporting cast in the past year.
For those not in the know, Deadpool is a mercenary character created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld in an New Mutants issue as a villainous parody of DC Comics’ Deathstroke. (Wade Wilson, Slade Wilson, see what they did there.) Over the past two decades, Deadpool has become a fan favorite character thanks to work by writers like Joe Kelly, Gail Simone, Daniel Way, and most recently Gerry Duggan and Brian Posehn, who gave him a daughter and an even sadder backstory in the 2013 “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” arc. He has picked up a wide variety »
- Logan Dalton
20th Century Fox
It didn’t look good for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men franchise there for a while after Bryan Singer’s second movie back in 2003. When the director left to make Superman Returns, the third instalment was helmed by Brett Ratner, and though it’s probably not quite a bad as its reputation suggests it certainly marked a pretty major dip in quality.
Credit must be given to Matthew Vaughn for giving things a burst of fresh energy with First Class, but many would argue that things didn’t really get back on track until Bryan Singer returned with X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Now, Singer is promising the “true birth of the X-Men” with next year’s Apocalypse, and it’s shaping up to be something very special indeed.
Some of today’s most talented young thesps will bring life to fan-favourite characters we haven’t seen »
- Mark Cassidy
Paramount tried a few approaches in the new Terminator reboot. But if a franchise hits the doldrums, how can a studio resurrect it?
Fingers are being crossed at Skydance and Paramount Pictures that the critical mauling handed out to Terminator: Genisys last week won't be reflected fully in the box office numbers. So far, the plan for a new trilogy of Terminator films is arguably just about alive, courtesy of a total gross for the new film of $131m worldwide. That's below expectations, but if it can eventually crawl its way to $400m, that's probably enough to move ahead with a Genisys sequel (it'd be more than the hugely-acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road).
But even if a new film gets greenlit, it's clear that things have to change again. As many have pointed out, the consensus is now that there have been more bad-to-middling Terminator films than good ones, »
Bryan Singer has been teasing the future of the X-Men movies, as he reveals Apocalypse is "a kind of conclusion"...
Over in Canada, director Bryan Singer is continuing to shoot next summer's X-Men: Apocalypse, which is said to round off the trilogy of films that began with Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class back in 2011.
According to a new interview with Singer, though, X-Men: Apocalypse reaches back just a little further. He describes the film as "a kind of conclusion of six X-Men films, yet a potential rebirth of younger, newer characters".
You don't have to look far to see who those younger, new characters are either. X-Men: Apocalypse introduces a new Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee). We already know that Jennifer Lawrence is unlikely to return again after this one, and it's fair bet that the contracts of James McAvoy, »
Next year’s X-Men: Apocalypse is going to be absolutely massive, even by X-Men standards, and the latest issue of EW is shedding a little light on the anticipated superhero sequel. Above, check out some concept art of the tomb said to house ancient mutant Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), a being of staggering power whose re-emergence threatens the entire world.
Suiting up to battle the mutant, whose abilities afford him godlike might, are X-Men members Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence). Joining them for the pic, which is set in 1983, are teen incarnations of familiar mutants including Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee).
As Apocalypse threatens the entire world, other mutants also come out of the woodwork, including powerful psychic Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), Angel (Ben Hardy), Jubilee (Lana Condor), Havok (Lucas Till) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult »
- Isaac Feldberg
Four New Character Posters for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Have Been Released. The new film by Guy Ritchie has four new character posters. The Man From U.N.C.L.E.‘s core cast is made of Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, and Elizabeth Debicki, all of whom now have their own, personal one-sheets. I recently watched Matthew Vaughn‘s Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). It’s a slightly cartoonish take […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
Salma Hayek essentially plays a sexy punchbag in this crude, contrived, reprehensible film
A gruelling gimmick thriller, pitched at dead-eyed graduates of the Matthew Vaughn school of cinematic sociopathy. Working girl Salma Hayek scrabbles to save her daughter while confined to a Yakuza-run cathouse; she does so in kitten heels and a push-up top that gets clingy when the sprinklers go off.
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- Mike McCahill
Daniel Craig’s James Bond a little too brooding for your tastes? Matthew Vaughn’s got you covered – his Kingsman: The Secret Service is the most entertaining and riotous spy flick in years, as well as one that’s unquestionably made for adults. Unrepentantly ribald, delectably blood-soaked and filled with more genre in-jokes than you can shake a martini at (with gin, of course, stirred for ten seconds while staring at an unopened bottle of vermouth), Kingsman is a blast of gleeful filmmaking exuberance from first frame to last, clever enough to up-end spy movie conventions while simultaneously serving as a high-flying, rip-roaring adventure that stands among the genre’s best.
On paper, the movie shouldn’t work at all. Its humor is thoroughly low-brow, its premise a bit of a stretch and its characters incredibly over-the-top – but Vaughn, maestro of mayhem that he is, pulls it off with an »
- Isaac Feldberg
While the first Star Wars spinoff, titled Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, seems to be moving along just fine, the second planned Star Wars Anthology movie, long believed to center on bounty hunter Boba Fett, hit a major snag when director Josh Trank exited the project. Not too long after the news was made official, a rumor circulated fast that both Jon Favreau and Matthew Vaughn were wanted for Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie. But now, one of those names is definitely out of the running. Jon Favreau isn't just saying no to Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett Movie. He's saying no to all Star Wars movies. The director tweeted his non-involvement last night.
"Not directing any Sw eps. Just a fan...Not involved with any Sw films. Can't wait to see them, though."
It's easy to see why Jon Favreau may have been considered. He kick-started the Marvel »
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