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“Homeland” star Rupert Friend has joined the cast of “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s movie “The Death of Stalin,” which toplines “Boardwalk Empire’s” Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale (“Into the Woods,” “My Week with Marilyn”), and Paddy Considine (“Macbeth,” “The World’s End”). Pic is shooting in England and Ukraine.
Also in the ensemble cast are Jason Isaacs (“Fury,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion,” “Quantum of Solace”), Michael Palin (“Life of Brian,” “A Fish Called Wanda”), Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman,” “Oblivion”), Paul Whitehouse (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent,” “Arrested Development”) with Adrian McLoughlin (“Thunderpants”) as Stalin.
Iannucci said: “‘The Death of Stalin’ has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin’s Terror. So I’m really pleased we have an amazingly multifaceted cast who can give us all these things and more. »
- Leo Barraclough and Elsa Keslassy
The silly season is underway with aliens invading, superheroes saving and orcs doing whatever they’re doing in Warcraft. But can you match the zoomed in movie poster to the summer blockbuster of years past?
Batman & Robin
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Lilo & Stitch
7 and above.
You're a cinematic universe!
4 and above.
You're the sequel no one wanted
0 and above.
You're not getting a sequel
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- Benjamin Lee
Watching movies outside gives you more than a breath of fresh air -- the experience combines all the best aspects of camping, picnicking, and family movie night into one unforgettable summertime experience. When it comes to the best kids' movies to screen outdoors, there are some seemingly made to be watched under the stars.
Get your blankets, s'mores, popcorn, and (for the grownups) a glass of wine -- and get comfortable.
'Mary Poppins' (1964)
Disney's 1964 classic musical about the stern yet softhearted British nanny who brings the Banks family together again never goes out of style. Julie Andrews is unforgettable as Mary, and Dick Van Dyke is sweet and hilarious as Bert. "Mary Poppins" is a sing-a-long movie perfect for children of all ages -- guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Who can forget that amazing animated sequence when Mary and Bert take the children into the English countryside? Just »
- Ferozan Aziz
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.
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, »
It sounds like The Royals‘ Liam has finally found his new Ophelia, after all.
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Genevieve Gaunt, introduced during the E! drama’s second season as Wilhelmina, a love interest for the pouty prince, has been promoted to a series regular for Season 3, TVLine has learned exclusively. Equal parts polo player and party girl, Wilhelmina — affectionally referred to as “Willow” — first appeared in the Season 2 premiere.
The Visual Effects Society bestowed “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with four awards, including the top prize of Best Visual Effects in a Feature Film. Among the other honorees at these kudos were two other Oscar contenders for Best Visual Effects: “The Revenant” walked away with three, and “Mad Max: Fury Road” took home one. So, which will win the Oscar? -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions Since the Ves Awards began in 2002, the winner of the top prize has gone on to repeat at the Oscars nine times. The four exceptions were: 2004: Ves goes to “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” Oscar goes to “Spider-Man 2” 2007: Ves goes to “Transformers,” Oscar goes to “The Golden Compass” 2011: Ves goes to “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” Oscar goes to “Hugo” 2014: Ves goes to “Dawn »
The world is a much darker place since Alan Rickman passed away at the age of 69 on Thursday. But while movie fans across the globe will be wrought with agony over the death of such a tremendous acting talent the best way to cure these blues is by re-watching his greatest achievements. Or, instead, you can watch this clip of Alan Rickman and Michael Gambon pranking Daniel Radcliffe on the set of Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by making everyone think that he.s flatulent. Awesome stuff. Michael Gambon was actually making his debut as Albus Dumbledore in The Prisoner Of Azkaban, replacing Richard Harris who had portrayed the beloved wizard in The Sorcerer.s Stone and The Chamber Of Secrets. Ever the hellraiser, Michael Gambon took it upon himself to prank his youthful co-stars, and clearly Alan Rickman was instantly in cahoots with his counterpart as the »
Alan Rickman may have been the funniest person on the set of Harry Potter. Following the sad news of Rickman's death, thoughtful tributes from his Harry Potter castmates rolled in on Thursday as the actors remembered their friend. Their memories touched on Rickman's softer side and sense of humor, echoing the sentiments Daniel Radcliffe shared in a Reddit Ama last year when he talked about the hilarious prank Rickman and Michael Gambon pulled on him while filming Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. To appreciate Rickman's sense of humor, watch the funny footage of their prank in the clip above, then see Radcliffe's moving tribute to the late actor and Rickman's farewell to the Harry Potter films. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
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