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Terry Gilliam's Man Who Killed Don Quixote Is Almost Ready After 20 Years

Terry Gilliam's Man Who Killed Don Quixote Is Almost Ready After 20 Years
More than 17 years after first trying to get his passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, off the ground, director Terry Gilliam is finalizing his cut of the movie, and it may be ready to hit theaters next year. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote wrapped production in June, with one of its cast members, Oscar Jaenada, revealing in a September interview that they're planning a world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. While that debut has not yet been confirmed, director Terry Gilliam revealed in a new interview that he has almost finished assembling the cut. Here's what he had to say below.

"Well, we've almost finished the cut. We're just fiddling now, figuring out a few things here and there so it's pretty much what it is. We've got still months of work to do on visual effects, sound, music. But as far as the tale, it's
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10 Actors to Watch: Daniel Kaluuya Goes From ‘Get Out’ to ‘Black Panther’

10 Actors to Watch: Daniel Kaluuya Goes From ‘Get Out’ to ‘Black Panther’
Daniel Kaluuya is one of Variety‘s 10 Actors to Watch for 2017. For the full list, click here.

British actor Kaluuya says he knew almost instantly after reading “Get Out” that Jordan Peele’s social commentary masked as a horror film would “shake things up.”

“In the original ending, basically he kills everybody,” Kaluuya says of his lead character, Chris, whose girlfriend (Allison Williams) has ulterior motives when she takes him to meet her family. “I knew then that this is going to be a thing.”

Kaluuya, whose credits also include TV’s “Black Mirror” and “Skins,” says he knew Peele’s work with Keegan-Michael Key in Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” and that he has a habit of creating works that “really resonate with the public consciousness.” He remembers returning to London after “Get Out” was released and walking down Warren Street while on the phone when a black woman suddenly “looked at me, hugged
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W1A review – the Way Ahead is behind, and it’s brilliant, hurrah, joyous

The returning mockumentary send-up of the BBC is very funny at times, if a bit smug. Perhaps it should sharpen its daggers and look at Auntie’s pay gap …

‘It’s Monday morning and a new week at the BBC’s new Broadcasting House headquarters somewhere in central London, as head of values Ian Fletcher arrives in order to begin it.” So says narrator David Tennant, in a new series of the BBC’s self-parody W1A (BBC2), in order to begin it.

It is not just Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) arriving, but also director of strategic governance Simon Harwood (Jason Watkins) and dim intern Will (Hugh Skinner), all on their foldy bicycles – a trident of mediocrity, a three-pronged, six-wheeled attack on the week ahead. By 9am, Ian, as someone whose job it is to steer the corporation confidently towards whatever it is that is going to happen next, is chairing a
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‘There are ways to get through it’: Jason Watkins on the death of his daughter Maude

Even when you lose a child, there are still bills to pay and other relationships to nurture. The actor and his wife, Clara Francis, talk to Julia Hall about life after Maude, who died suddenly, aged two and a half

The actor Jason Watkins has a prominent tattoo on his left forearm; people he meets, he says, are often surprised about it. “When I’m getting ready for a part, the makeup artist will often say something like: ‘Oh, you don’t seem the type for a tattoo.’”

The tattoo spells out his daughter’s name: Maude. His wife, Clara Francis, has the same tattoo, only hers is on her right arm. “When we hold hands,” explains Jason, “we like to think Maude is right there with us.”

We asked the counsellor how we’d cope. ‘What is death?’ he said. We wanted to kill him

However desperate you are feeling,
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Taboo: FX Series Creator Planning Only Two More Parts

What's next for Taboo? Recently, creator Steven Knight spoke with HuffPost UK about the future of the FX TV show.Set in the early 19th century, the historical drama follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), an adventurer who returns to England after spending 10 years in Africa. The cast also includes Oona Chaplin, Jefferson Hall, Jonathan Pryce, Jessie Buckley, Jefferson Hall, Scroobius Pip, Edward Hogg, Leo Bill, Christopher Fairbank, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Richard Dixon, Jason Watkins, Nicholas Woodeson, and Franka Potente.Read More…
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Movie Review – Hampstead (2017)

Hampstead, 2017.

Directed by Joel Hopkins.

Starring Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville, Jason Watkins and Phil Davis.

Synopsis:

Widow Alice (Diane Keaton) lives in a mansion flat opposite Hampstead Heath when property developers announce their intention to build new apartments. She discovers that, smack bang in the middle of the land they want to develop, there’s a shack, occupied by Donald (Brendan Gleeson). The property company tries to evict him but, as Alice encourages him to fight for his home, she and Donald become closer.

Grey Market Movie Alert! Ok, so the words aren’t actually scrawled across the posters for Joel HopkinsHampstead, but they might as well be. It makes no bones about aiming itself at older cinema goers – American tourists will go for it as well – but it has aspirations in other, potentially more thoughtful, directions. And they’re decidedly mis-judged. It just doesn’t know when to stop.
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Film Review: ‘Hampstead’

Film Review: ‘Hampstead’
It’s a situation that has flummoxed many a casual matchmaker. You have two single friends — both sweet, smart, eminently dateable people — whom you’re determined to bring together. Yet when they come face-to-face over dinner, there’s no spark, no lighting-up of the eyes, just amiable, slightly awkward propriety: It turns out these two fine catches have nothing in common but your own affection for them. The cinematic equivalent of this frustrating scenario unfolds in “Hampstead,” a gentle, attractively appointed and phonier-than-thou Britcom in the Richard Curtis mold, in which the individually delightful Brendan Gleeson and Diane Keaton try their damnedest to convince us they’re made for each other. Their odd, ensuing shuffle might modestly engage the “gray pound” audience on home turf, though Stateside prospects for this Weinstein Co. release are dimmer: At any rate, residents of the film’s eponymous North London locale needn’t fear
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Win ‘Taboo’ on Blu-ray! Tom Hardy leads the cast of the TV drama

To coincide with the home release of Taboo, the superb 1800s-set TV series led by the remarkable Tom Hardy on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD, we have a bunch of box-sets to give away to three lucky readers.

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and returns irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories and assemble his very own delinquent league of the damned to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

The
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Win Line of Duty Series 4 on DVD

The critically acclaimed BBC crime drama Line of Duty returned for its fourth series this year and it’s released on DVD 8th May alongside the Line of Duty 1-4 Complete Box Set from Acorn Media International. To celebrate we have 2 copies of series four to giveaway on DVD.

Thandie Newton plays Dci Roz Huntley, under pressure from her superiors to apprehend a serial murderer after months of fruitless investigation. When another young woman is abducted, Roz is on the scene to track down and charge a 24-year-old man. But doubts around the young man’s guilt lead the chief forensic investigator (Jason Watkins) to the police anti-corruption unit AC-12.

With suspicions that Roz is ignoring forensic evidence that might prove the young man’s innocence, Superintendent Hastings (Adrian Dunbar) places DS Kate Fleming (Vicky McClure) undercover inside Roz’s team to dig deeper into the case. With DS Steve Arnott
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John Cleese To Woo ‘Edith’ In BBC Sitcom; Cannes Sets Short Films – Global Briefs

John Cleese is returning to a BBC sitcom for the first time since Fawlty Towers — after having previously lobbed criticism at the broadcaster. But, he says, the scripts for six-part comedy Edith are “the most enjoyable” he’s been sent “in the last 100 years." Written by Charles McKeown (Brazil) and produced by BBC Studios for BBC One, Edith also stars Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) and Jason Watkins (Line Of Duty). The story centers on Edith (Steadman) who’s been a…
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John Cleese To Woo ‘Edith’ In BBC Sitcom; Cannes Sets Short Films – Global Briefs

John Cleese To Woo ‘Edith’ In BBC Sitcom; Cannes Sets Short Films – Global Briefs
John Cleese is returning to a BBC sitcom for the first time since Fawlty Towers — after having previously lobbed criticism at the broadcaster. But, he says, the scripts for six-part comedy Edith are “the most enjoyable” he’s been sent “in the last 100 years." Written by Charles McKeown (Brazil) and produced by BBC Studios for BBC One, Edith also stars Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) and Jason Watkins (Line Of Duty). The story centers on Edith (Steadman) who’s been a…
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John Cleese to Star in a British Sitcom for First Time in Nearly 40 Years

John Cleese to Star in a British Sitcom for First Time in Nearly 40 Years
John Cleese is set for a return to a BBC sitcom for the first time since “Fawlty Towers,” the broadcaster said Tuesday. The “Monty Python” legend will co-star alongside actress Alison Steadman in new six-part comedy series “Edith,” which has been commissioned for BBC One.

Created and written by Charles McKeown, who was Oscar-nominated for 1985’s “Brazil” directed by Cleese’s fellow Python Terry Gilliam, “Edith” will also star Jason Watkins, Jessica Hynes, Anne Reid, Rosie Cavaliero, James Cosmo and Peter Egan. The show re-teams Cleese and Steadman, who played husband and wife in Christopher Morahan’s 1986 film “Clockwise.”

“If you had carte blanche on your fantasy BBC One comedy cast then you’d not be far off the ‘Edith’ line-up,” said Shane Allen, controller of comedy commissioning at the BBC. “It’s also a huge pleasure to welcome John Cleese back to the land of BBC sitcom – his last one did all right.”

Cleese
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Line of Duty recap: series four, episode one – get back on duty!

Jed Mercurio’s twisty crime drama returns, and just one episode in, our sense of right and wrong has already been turned on its head

Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching series four of Line of Duty (it also contains spoilers from earlier series). Don’t read on unless you have watched episode one.

I don’t know about you, but I would certainly think twice before agreeing to take a starring role in Line of Duty. After Gina McKee in series one, Jessica Raines in series two and Daniel Mays last year, this time around it was Thandie Newton’s turn to meet an uncomfortable end early on, thanks to a clever final scene that saw a straightforward work confrontation between Newton’s Dci Roz Huntley and seemingly mild-mannered forensic coordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) swiftly spiral out of control. Or did she? As ever with the
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Line Of Duty series 4 episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Mar 26, 2017

Line Of Duty series 4 hits the ground running with a terrifically confident opening episode. Major spoilers ahead…

This review contains spoilers.

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A confession: when Thandie Newton’s head hit that kitchen worktop my faith wavered. Line Of Duty’s heavily trailed new lead isn’t going to make it past episode one again? Surely not?

Surely not, and shame on me for entertaining the idea that writer Jed Mercurio (who also directed the first two episodes of series three) didn’t have this all wrapped up as tightly as Ted Hastings’ sandwiches. Newton’s eyes flicked open as Jason Watkins loomed over her with that reciprocating saw and all doubt vanished from my mind.

It was the most breath-taking cliff-hanger yet.
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Rachel Weisz Casts a Dark Spell in My Cousin Rachel Trailer

Rachel Weisz Casts a Dark Spell in My Cousin Rachel Trailer
Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for their upcoming thriller My Cousin Rachel, which stars Rachel Weisz as the title character and Sam Claflin as Philip Ashley. This film will mark the third time that the timeless original novel by Daphne Du Maurier will be adapted, with the first big-screen adaptation debuting in 1952, starring Olivia de Havilland as Rachel Ashley and Richard Burton as Philip Ashley. The novel was then adapted into a 1983 mini-series starring Geraldine Chaplin and Christopher Guard as Rachel and Philip.

My Cousin Rachel is a dark romance that tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. The original novel was first published in 1951, and also spawned a few other types of adaptations.
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Taboo: Tom Hardy Drama Renewed for Season Two on FX

It seems Tom Hardy and Steven Knight's confidence was well placed. Their Taboo TV show has been renewed for a second season on FX and BBC One. Hardy and Knight executive produce the series with Ridley Scott, Kate Crowe, and Dean Baker.An 1800s period drama, Taboo stars Hardy as James Keziah Delaney. The FX cast also includes Oona Chaplin, Jefferson Hall, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Graham, Michael Kelly, Jessie Buckley, David Hayman, Tom Hollander, Jason Watkins, Franka Potente, Ed Hogg, Leo Bill, Christopher Fairbank, Richard Dixon, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Woodeson, Lucian Msamati, and Robert Parker.Read More…
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Diane Keaton & Brendan Gleeson in First Trailer for 'Hampstead' Film

"They really don't want you here." "It's a shame, if only they'd got to know me." An official UK trailer has debuted for a romantic drama titled Hampstead, taking place on Hampstead Heath, a large grassy public park in London. The film stars Brendan Gleeson as a man living in the wild in a hand-built shack in the park. An American woman, played by Diane Keaton, meets and falls in love with him and joins in his fight to save his home. The full cast includes James Norton, Jason Watkins, Lesley Manville and Alistair Petrie. This looks like a quirky, charming, totally-British romantic drama that may win over a few people. Here's the first international/UK trailer for Joel Hopkins' Hampstead, direct from YouTube (via Tmb): An American widow (Diane Keaton) finds unexpected love with a man (Brendan Gleeson) living wild on Hampstead Heath when they take on
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First trailer for Hampstead starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson

Entertainment One has released the first trailer for director Joel Hopkins’ upcoming comedy drama Hampstead which stars Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Simon Callow, Jason Watkins, Lesley Manville, Will Smith, Phil Davis, and Hugh Skinner; watch it below after the official synopsis…

American widow Emily Walters (Diane Keaton) lives beside the picturesque Hampstead Heath. Despite her seemingly idyllic existence, she doesn’t want to admit that she’s drifting through life without much thought to her future, finance or relationships. One day, Emily stumbles upon the reclusive Donald Horner (Brendan Gleeson), who has lived quietly in a shack on the Heath for seventeen years. But now his home and lifestyle are under threat from property developers who want to build luxury apartments on the land. When Emily discovers that it’s her friend Fiona (Lesley Manville) who is leading a community initiative in support of the developers, she bravely
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Taboo: Season Two? Tom Hardy & Steven Knight Are Confident

Will the Taboo TV show on FX be cancelled or renewed for season two? Co-creators Tom Hardy and Steven Knight seem quite confident a second season renewal is on the way and are already planning the new installment. The season one finale just aired on February 28th.An 1800s period drama, Taboo stars Hardy as James Keziah Delaney. The FX cast also includes Oona Chaplin, Jefferson Hall, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Graham, Michael Kelly, Jessie Buckley, David Hayman, Tom Hollander, Jason Watkins, Franka Potente, Ed Hogg, Leo Bill, Christopher Fairbank, Richard Dixon, Mark Gatiss, Nicholas Woodeson, Lucian Msamati, and Robert Parker.Read More…
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Hampstead trailer: Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson lead the cast

From Entertainment One, comes the first trailer for the upcoming film Hamstead, starring Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, and James Norton. The film releases in cinemas later this year.

Here’s the official synopsis:

American widow Emily Walters (Diane Keaton) lives beside the picturesque Hampstead Heath. Despite her seemingly idyllic existence, she doesn’t want to admit that she’s drifting through life without much thought to her future, finance or relationships. One day, Emily stumbles upon the reclusive Donald Horner (Brendan Gleeson), who has lived quietly in a shack on the Heath for seventeen years. But now his home and lifestyle are under threat from property developers who want to build luxury apartments on the land. When Emily discovers that it’s her friend Fiona (Lesley Manville) who is leading a community initiative in support of the developers, she bravely steps up to take Donald’s side in the escalating battle,
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