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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jeremy Irvine

Jeremy Irvine became famous for the part he played opposite Dakota Fanning in the critically acclaimed film “Now Is Good.” Since this time, the young star has amassed quite a following of fans. One thing that we know for certain is that he is a fine young actor who appears to have a bright future in film. He’s a handsome guy who has become immensely popular and if you don’t believe it, check out his fan page. Since followers are always happy to find out more about their favorite celebrities, here are five things that you didn’t know about Jeremy

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jeremy Irvine
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (aka Dead Men Tell No Tales) movie review: yo ho no

MaryAnn’s quick take… The franchise finally overstays its welcome with this cacophony of CGI spectacle, a contrived and confusing plot, and a newly cruel and stupid Jack Sparrow. I’m “biast” (pro): loved the original trilogy…

I’m “biast” (con): …but started to lose a little patience with the fourth film

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Okay, make it stop. This amusement-park ride has gone on long enough. It is no longer any fun. I’m feeling a bit nauseated, in fact.

I adored the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy: they were smart, fun popcorn flicks that worked as clever updates on the classic Hollywood swashbuckler, all adventure and movie-movie romance and total, wonderful nonsense. With the third installment, 2007’s At World’s End, the series even managed to whip up some satirical zing, in its plot about gig-economy independent-contractor pirates versus
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Mamma Mia 2 Is Coming in 2018, Original Cast Will Return

Universal Pictures is finally moving forward on a Mamma Mia sequel, which will be called Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. The studio has brought on Ol Paker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) to write and direct this musical sequel. Original cast members Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsg&#229rd, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski will all return. Littlestar's Judy Craymer and Playtone's Gary Goetzman, who produced the original, will return as producers for the sequel, which will hit theaters next summer.

Variety reports that Universal has set a July 20, 2018 release date, which as of now will put this musical sequel up against 20th Century Fox's sci-fi action thriller Alita: Battle Angel, and an untitled DreamWorks Animation/20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation production. The site reports that Universal has been kicking around ideas for how to make a follow-up work for years, with
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'Full Monty' director, 'Marigold Hotel' writer team with Monumental for 'Alex Woods'

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'Full Monty' director, 'Marigold Hotel' writer team with Monumental for 'Alex Woods'
Exclusive: Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker team on novel adaptation developed with BBC Films.

The Full Monty director Peter Cattaneo and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel writer Ol Parker (both pictured) are teaming up on a feature adaptation of UK novel The Universe Versus Alex Woods.

Alison Owen and Debra Hayward’s UK film and TV outfit Monumental are producing the feature, which has been developed with BBC Films.

The team is currently in discussion with cast and is aiming for a summer shoot on the project, which could be Monumental’s first feature to go into production.

UK writer Gavin Extence’s debut novel, a poignant mystery-comedy, charts the story of a teenage science nerd who is hit by a meteorite, strikes up a friendship with a pot-smoking Vietnam veteran and who may or may not be involved in his death.

The novel was nominated for the National Book Award in 2013.

The film would mark Cattaneo
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Sony Removing Support For Ps Now On Most Devices

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If you are one of the few that enjoy Ps Now and you enjoy it on anything other than  PC and PS4, you might want to take a look!

Via the PlayStation Blog, Sony announced that Ps Now will no longer be supported on multiple devices this coming August. The devices losing support include PlayStation Vita, Ps TV, Smart TV's (Samsung and Sony), and all Blu-ray Players. Some 2016 model Sony TV's will only have access until this coming April.

Sony notes that the focus on PS4 and PC only will allow them to enhance the user experience and build a better service. Those that don't want to subscribe anymore should cancel auto renew by April 1st so they don't run into any issues.

Personally I'm not a fan of the service for many reasons, but this seems like a total gut punch to some uses. Why PlayStation products were also
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Win Urban Hymn on iTunes download and soundtracks

Urban Hymn from Bulldog Home Entertainment is coming to DVD and Digital HD from 30th January 2017, and to celebrate the release, we have 5 copies of the film on iTunes download and 5 copies of the soundtrack to win.

Michael Caton–Jones’ Urban Hymm, is released on DVD and Digital HD from 30th January.

Set against the backdrop of the 2011 British summer riots, Michael Caton–Jones’ Urban Hymn is a redemptive coming-of-age story set in South-West London and follows wayward teen, Jamie (Letitia Wright). Encouraged by inspiring and unconventional care worker Kate (Shirley Henderson) to use singing as a release from her troubled life, Jamie’s loyalties soon become torn between Kate and her possessive and volatile best friend, Leanne (Isabella Laughland).

Michael Caton-Jones makes a welcome return with the heart-warming Urban Hymn which won Best Film in the Generator +18 category at the Giffoni Film Festival and screened at the 2015 Toronto International
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Win Urban Hymn on DVD

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Author: Competitions

To mark the release of Urban Hymn on 30th January, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Michael Caton–Jones’ Urban Hymn, is released on DVD and Digital HD from 30th January,.

Set against the backdrop of the 2011 British summer riots, Michael Caton–Jones’ Urban Hymn is a redemptive coming-of-age story set in South-West London and follows wayward teen, Jamie (Letitia Wright). Encouraged by inspiring and unconventional care worker Kate (Shirley Henderson) to use singing as a release from her troubled life, Jamie’s loyalties soon become torn between Kate and her possessive and volatile best friend, Leanne (Isabella Laughland).

Michael Caton-Jones makes a welcome return with the heart-warming Urban Hymn which won Best Film in the Generator +18 category at the Giffoni Film Festival and screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and Glasgow International Film Festival earlier this year. Shirley Henderson (Southcliffe, Filth, Trainspotting
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Poster and trailer for coming-of-age drama Urban Hymns

Ahead of its UK release later this month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for director Michael Caton-Jones’ coming-of-age drama Urban Hymn; take a look below…

Set against the backdrop of the 2011 British summer riots, Michael Caton–Jones’ Urban Hymn is a redemptive coming-of-age story set in South-West London and follows wayward teen, Jamie (Letitia Wright). Encouraged by inspiring and unconventional care worker Kate (Shirley Henderson) to use singing as a release from her troubled life, Jamie’s loyalties soon become torn between Kate and her possessive and volatile best friend, Leanne (Isabella Laughland).

Michael Caton-Jones (Memphis Belle, The Jackal), makes a welcome return with the heart-warming Urban Hymn which won Best Film in the Generator +18 category at the Giffoni Film Festival and screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and Glasgow International Film Festival earlier this year. Shirley Henderson (Southcliffe, Filth, Trainspotting) gives an incredibly moving performance as
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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl review – clever take on tragicomic teen narrative

What might have been the mawkish tale of a geek getting to know a leukaemia sufferer is lifted by its offbeat tone

The prospect of a Sundance-wowing indie take on the themes of The Fault in Our Stars or Now Is Good sounds irksome beyond words, but Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s very likable film confounds both expectations and prejudices. Thomas Mann is dorky geek Greg, instructed by his mum to spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) who has just been diagnosed with leukaemia, a task that turns from burden to blessing in time-honoured fashion. But, as Greg’s deadpan voiceover keeps telling us, this is not a love story; rather, it is a tale of mismatched friendships of the kind that once fired John Hughes’s teen movies.

Greg and Rachel rattle along, but the most intriguing character is Rj Cyler’s titular Earl, the “co-worker” (Greg is scared of the
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‘Downton Abbey’s’ Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson Join ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’

‘Downton Abbey’s’ Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson Join ‘This Beautiful Fantastic’
London — “Downton Abbey” actress Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, who was Oscar nominated for “In the Bedroom” and “Michael Clayton,” and Andrew Scott (“Sherlock,” “Pride,” “Spectre”) have joined the cast of Simon Aboud’s “This Beautiful Fantastic,” which starts to shoot this week in London.

The feature project has been greenlit by Ambi Group principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, with Christine Alderson and her Ipso Facto production banner.

Others in the cast include Jeremy Irvine (“War Horse,” “Now is Good,” “The Railway Man”), Anna Chancellor (“What a Girl Wants,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) and Sheila Hancock (“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” “3 Men and a Little Lady”).

This Beautiful Fantastic” is a contemporary fairy-tale revolving around the most unlikely of friendships between a reclusive young woman with dreams of being a children’s book author and a cantankerous widower, set against the backdrop of a beautiful
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The Voice UK live quarter-finals watched by 7 million on BBC One

The Voice UK earned more than 7 million viewers last night (March 21), according to overnight figures.

The BBC One singing competition attracted 7.04m (32.8%) for its live quarter-finals from 7.30pm. The results show managed 5.76m (30%) from 9.35pm.

The numbers are an improvement year-on-year, with last year's quarter-finals drawing 6.21m (27.6%) for the main show.

Elsewhere on BBC One, The National Lottery Live was watched by 5.12m (26.4%) from 9.25pm.

On BBC Two, a repeat of Dad's Army entertained 1.35m (6.2%) from 7.45pm. The Dakota Fanning film Now Is Good averaged 470k (2.6%) later on.

Over on ITV, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway continued with 5.47m (25.9%) from 7pm, before You're Back in the Room and The Jonathan Ross Show garnered 3.85m (18%) and 2.23m (12%) respectively.

Channel 4's The World's Weirdest Weather was seen by 740k (3.4%) in the 8pm hour, with Richard III: The Princes in the Tower managing 1.22m (6%) afterwards.

On Channel 5, the latest episode of CSI intrigued 824k (4.9%) from 10pm.
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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie review: return visit

There’s not much of a story, just a chance to spend more time with the gang of classy sexy randy oldsters. And that’s just fine. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Well, what else were they going to call the sequel? At least there is an actual “second best” iteration of Sonny Kapoor’s (Dev Patel: The Last Airbender) residential hotel in the works: he is ready to expand into a new location in Jaipur, thanks in part to the steady business hand of his partner and one-time first guest (back in the previous film, that is), Muriel (Maggie Smith: My Old Lady). There actually isn’t much of the way of story this time around, just some gentle dramedy, as everyone is prodded to settle into the ex-pat retirements they chose in
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Gogglebox: 17 reasons why following Sandy & Sandra on Twitter is great

We love Gogglebox, so it was only right and proper that we decided to follow a whole bunch of the cast on Twitter. Admittedly, most of them don't quite match up online, but recently we decided that following Sandy and Sandra was probably one of the best decisions we've ever made.

It's Sandra who's in charge of the @sandragogglebox account (the clue's kind of in the name), and it always makes us smile when we see her tweets popping up. Below, here are just 17 reasons why she has such good tweet game - and this is all just from the last month...

Gogglebox: The definitive ranking of this series' families

1. She is very fond of her fans.

Have a godly weekend, love u all like cow foot lol sandragogglebox xxx

— Sandra&Sandy (@sandragogglebox) September 19, 2014

2. Like, really, really fond.

can I say a quick tank u 2 all gogglebox fans , u r the best,
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Caton-Jones drama begins shoot

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Caton-Jones drama begins shoot
Exclusive: Shirley Henderson, Letitia Wright, Isabella Laughland star; Metro International to sell.

Shoot is underway in London on Michael Caton-Jones drama Urban Hymn, Nick Moorcroft’s (St. Trinian’s) script about the relationship between a young female offender and a determined social worker during the 2011 UK summer riots.

Shirley Henderson (Southcliffe) will star opposite Screen Star of Tomorrow Letitia Wright (Top Boy, My Brother The Devil) and Isabella Laughland (Now Is Good).

Additional cast includes Ian Hart, Steven Mackintosh and musician and activist Billy Bragg.

The coming of age story set in south-west London follows a wayward teen with a talent for singing who becomes torn between her loyalties towards an inspiring, unconventional care worker and her possessive and volatile best friend.

Caton-Jones commented: “I’m tremendously excited with the potential of Urban Hymn. Nick Moorcroft’s heartbreakingly beautiful screenplay perfectly captures a tale of hope and humanity and examines the transcendental nature of music in a cold
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Dakota Fanning Talks The Last Of Robin Hood, Working with Kevin Kline, Her ‘Database’ of On Set Experiences, Brain On Fire and More

Dakota Fanning’s been busy. She’s been working steadily all her life, but in the past three years alone, she’s delivered Now Is Good, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, The Motel Life, Very Good Girls, Night Moves and now she’s got The Last of Robin Hood on the way, too. She stars in that one as Beverly Aadland, the young actress who winds up catching the eye of superstar Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline). Ultimately, she falls for him too and the two indulge in a passionate affair while Beverly’s mother, Florence (Susan Sarandon), tags along to supervise. With The Last of Robin Hood making its way into select theaters on August 29th, we got the chance to sit down with Fanning and discuss how she’s been choosing her roles lately and what it was like jumping into this true story. Hit the jump to
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Anthony Mackie To Play 'Jimi' Hendrix, Robert De Niro Drives 'Bus 757' & More

At one point a few years ago, Paul Greengrass was looking to make a biopic on legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix with Anthony Mackie in the lead. But when the Hendrix estate wouldn't sign off on the project, it fell apart and everyone moved on. But now, things are moving again. Mackie is back to play the axeman, with Ol Parker ("Now Is Good") at the helm of the movie "which chronicles the last nine days of Hendrix's life." Thandie Newton is on board to play Hendrix's wife, with Noomi Rapace eyed to play his ex-girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham. The project is currently being shopped at Cannes, no production start has been tabled, and we'll see what the Hendrix family has to say about this. Let's just hope the filmmakers get clearance to use his actual music. [The Wrap] Aubrey Plaza is using her break from "Parks and Recreation" to join "The Driftless Area" with Anton Yelchin,
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Anthony Mackie Will Play Hendrix In Jimi

For the past decade, Anthony Mackie has been quietly working hard in supporting roles that have steadily grown in size, within increasingly more prestigious projects. He appeared in no less than six films released in 2013 – including The Fifth Estate, Runner Runner and Gangster Squad – and has kicked off 2014 with Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Things are about to go very loud, very fast, for the talented young actor, however, as he takes the lead role in Jimi.

Originally titled Crosstown Traffic, the film was firmly on the slate of Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) until problems arose regarding approval from the Hendrix estate. Such approval is vital to the authenticity of projects such as these, as the use of the artist’s back catalogue hangs in the balance. A rival Hendrix project – John Ridley’s All By My Side, starring Andre 3000 – seems to be proceeding without that all-important approval, which may
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The Railway Man review: a derailment on the line

Almost entirely ignores the amazing aspect of this true story that makes it worth telling, and even the very good performances point us in another direction than the intended one. I’m “biast” (pro): like the cast; enjoy stories about WWII

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The Railway Man starts out like a sweet little romance, when Colin Firth meets Nicole Kidman, somewhere near Edinburgh in 1980, on a train he’s only on because his encyclopedic knowledge of train schedules is allowing him to compensate for an unexpected delay in his travel plans. “I’m not a trainspotter,” he assures her — and us — not that most prototypical of British nerds; “I’m a railway enthusiast.” Later, he is able to contrive a second meeting with her because of his, yes, trainspotting superpower.
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Eerie & Intense First Teaser Trailer For Leigh Janiak’s ‘Honeymoon’

There’s nothing like a good teaser trailer that gives you that eerie feeling in just a minute but this first look at Honeymoon completely hits the spot.

The indie chiller-thriller is Leigh Janiak’s directorial and writing debut that follows newlyweds Paul (Harry Treadaway – Fishtank, Control) and Bea (Rose LeslieNow Is Good, Games Of Thrones) as they travel to a remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behaviour increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.

The first trailer drags you into the possibly disturbing elements of things to come but with it, a definite interest. Janiak has co-written this debut with Phil Graziadei and it’s set to premiere at SXSW tomorrow! Check it out:

Source: SXSW

The
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Tom Hardy Joins BBC's Period Gangster Drama 'Peaky Blinders,' Starring Cillian Murphy

Tom Hardy Joins BBC's Period Gangster Drama 'Peaky Blinders,' Starring Cillian Murphy
Some day the BBC series "Peaky Blinders," which was recently acquired by the Weinstein Company for U.S. distribution, will make its way here to some network or streaming platform. For now, fans will be pleased to learn that the critically acclaimed gangster drama has added Tom Hardy ("Inception," "The Dark Knight Rises") to its already stellar cast. Hardy, who reunites with the show's creator Steven Knight after their collaboration on the upcoming feature film "Locke," will play a charismatic leader who presents a unique opportunity to protagonist Tommy Shelby, played by Golden Globe nominee Cillian Murphy ("Batman Begins," "28 Days Later"). Season two of the show will see the Shelby family expanding their empire as the 1920s begin to roar. In addition to Hardy and Murphy, the cast includes Paul Anderson ("Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"), Joe Cole ("Now Is Good"), Iddo Goldberg ("Defiance"), Sophie Rundle ("Great Expectations") and Sam Neill ("Jurassic Park,
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