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‘Sherlock Gnomes’ Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Dates and Details

Paramount Home Entertainment is bringing the animated comedy adventure Sherlock Gnomes to home video this June.

The first stop for Sherlock Gnomes is a June 5th arrival on Digital HD. The Sherlock Gnomes Blu-ray and DVD release date is set for a week later on June 12th.

Sherlock Gnomes features a very recognizable voice cast including Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy and Mary J. Blige. It has earned approximately $71.3 million at the worldwide box office thus far from an estimated budget of around $59 million.

The home video versions of Sherlock Gnomes include roughly 45 minutes of bonus features. Here's a breakdown:

Gnome is Where the Heart Is – Go behind-the-scenes with the all-star cast

All Roads Lead to Gnome: London Locations in Sherlock Gnomes

Miss Gnomer: Mary J. Blige and the Music of Sherlock Gnomes

Stronger Than I Ever Was – Enjoy the brand new music video performed by Mary J. Blige
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Terry Gilliam’s Epically Troubled ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote:’ A Brief History

Terry Gilliam’s Epically Troubled ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote:’ A Brief History
Terry Gilliam has tried to make his film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” for two decades, and it finally screened on the closing night of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

It’s the quintessential production from hell, complete with on-set injuries, lost funding, natural disasters and outsize ambitions worthy of the hero of Cervantes’ classic novel. Even after it wrapped, a lawsuit threatened to derail the film from screening at Cannes, and Amazon Studios pulled out of a deal to distribute the film in the U.S.

So the irony isn’t lost on anyone that Gilliam’s quest to make a movie about Don Quixote has been nothing if not quixotic. Here’s a not-so-brief timeline of every step on the road to Gilliam getting his film made.

Also Read: 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' Film Review: Terry Gilliam Finally Delivers Messy Fun

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’
Delusions of grandeur, old-fashioned ideals of romance and justice, the eternal clash between cynicism and dreams — these are the themes of not just comic hero Don Quixote but also the career of director Terry Gilliam, for whom a film about the ostentatious knight-errant seemed like the perfect match of artist to material, to the extent that he devoted a quarter century of his life to getting “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” made. After setbacks more epic than anything described in the novel itself, Gilliam’s magnum opus exists at last, and the sad truth is, the reality can never live up to the version that has existed in his (and our) imagination for so long. If anything, it’s what the director’s fans most feared: a lumbering, confused, and cacophonous mess.

Opening with a wink — “And now … after more than 25 years in the making … and unmaking” — the film
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‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Review: Terry Gilliam’s Long-Delayed Passion Project Is Sloppy, But Not a Total Disappointment

‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Review: Terry Gilliam’s Long-Delayed Passion Project Is Sloppy, But Not a Total Disappointment
At this point, the very existence of “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is a triumph, and Terry Gilliam knows it. “After 25 years of waiting,” announces an opening credit for the director’s completed version of his Spain-set odyssey, which faced a pileup of production woes over the decades. “Finally … a Terry Gilliam film.” He could have rolled the rest of the credits right there and moved on.

As chronicled in the 2002 documentary “Lost in La Mancha,” Gilliam’s initial 2000 attempt to bring the project to fruition fell apart in several ways, from location shooting issues to injured star Jean Rouchefort dropping out, transforming the project into a catastrophe of mythic proportions. As it turns out, “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” sits alongside much of Gilliam’s late period work as a messy but singular achievement that strains to make its disparate parts fit together, but there’s a
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Could the Dark Universe rise from the dead? “Monster things” apparently in the works

It’s alive! Or at least, it might be. A recent social media posting from an artist has suggested that Universal might still be searching for life in the rigid corpse of its Dark Universe, hinting at “monster things in the works”.

The wheels have continued to come off the Dark Universe ever since Tom Cruise starrer The Mummy limped to poor critical reviews and a fairly disappointing box office return. It made a decent $409m globally, but only managed a domestic haul of $80m against its $125m budget.

Since then, talent has flitted in and out of the franchise’s movie slate, with Bride of Frankenstein pushed backwards and the screenwriter penning Johnny Depp’s Invisible Man movie stepping aside.

See Also: Guillermo del Toro was offered the reins of Universal’s Dark Universe, regrets turning it down

Producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, who were hired to shepherd the franchise,
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Terry Gilliam's Three-Decade 'Don Quixote' Odyssey: A Comprehensive Timeline

Terry Gilliam's Three-Decade 'Don Quixote' Odyssey: A Comprehensive Timeline
It would be all too lazy to compare Terry Gilliam and his attempts to make a movie about Don Quixote to its main character – an old man foolishly picking fights with windmills. A better comparison might be Sisyphus, the mythological Greek king whose deceitfulness was punished by forcing him to roll a boulder uphill repeatedly, arduously and monotonously. It's an analogy Gilliam has made himself over the decades since he first got the idea to make the movie.

Now, 29 years after he secured financing for the picture for the first time,
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Terry Gilliam’s ‘Don Quixote’ Victory Lap Couldn’t Be Stopped By Lawsuits, Health Scares Or The Loss Of Amazon – Cannes Q&A

At the start of Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a title card appears. "And now, after more than 25 years in the making… and unmaking… a Terry Gilliam film." The history behind the director’s tortured attempt to adapt Miguel de Cervantes' seminal novel is the stuff of legend, beginning in 1989. He first got it into production in 2000, when Jean Rochefort and Johnny Depp were cast as Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza. The derailing of that shoot…
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Is Universal's Dark Universe Rising from the Dead?

Those who had high hopes for Universal's Dark Universe may not be totally out of luck, despite the fact that it seemed like the the studio's plans for a monster movie cinematic universe were all but dead. Indeed, some newly surfaced evidence online suggests that the Dark Universe may be on a path to resurrection following the disastrous release of The Mummy last year. Though, we must admit, this isn't exactly a lot to go on.

This bit of Dark Universe hope comes from artist Robert Vargas who recently made quite the interesting post to his Instagram account. Apparently, Vargas had a meeting with some of the folks at Universal who are in charge of what's left of the Dark Universe, whatever that may be. In any case, they may have Vargas do some artwork for them related to "monster things." Here's what Vargas had to say in his post.
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Ciro Guerra's 'Waiting For The Barbarians' to be financed by Ambi Media Group

Ciro Guerra's 'Waiting For The Barbarians' to be financed by Ambi Media Group
Johnny Depp circling political thriller.

Ciro Guerra’s forthcoming political thriller Waiting For The Barbarians will be fully-financed by Ambi Media Group, Screen can confirm.

Screen reported yesterday that Johnny Depp is circling the Colombian director’s project, which already has Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson and could shoot in autumn this year.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi will also produce the film alongside Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura.

The film will be Guerra’s English-language debut and is based on a novel by Novel Prize winner Jm Coetzee. The story follows a British magistrate in a small
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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Johnny Depp’s Son, Jack

In terms of being the child of a famed celebrity it can’t be easy going out in public at times. Jack Depp, son of legendary actor Johnny Depp, has known this since he was old enough to understand why the cameras were so focused on him as they followed his every step. Be that as it may however he’s been doing his best to lead a rather calm and normal life no matter how much attention is levied towards him and how many people want to know every detail of his day. Right now he’s still a teenager so there’s

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Johnny Depp’s Son, Jack
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Sauvage’

New Wave godmother Agnès Varda has been laden with any number of honors and tributes in recent years, but she hasn’t received a better one, albeit indirectly so, than “Sauvage.” Even the title of Camille Vidal-Naquet’s tough but invigorating debut feature recalls the unmoored, asphalt-pounding energy of Varda’s seminal 1985 character study “Vagabond,” though the feral human subject here is a gay male prostitute, as hardened by the elements and the travails of his profession as he is vulnerable to them. Played with potent, unpredictable abandon by Félix Maritaud, he’s a protagonist you fear and fear for by turns, as he recklessly roams the streets, nightclubs and backwoods of Strasbourg in search of more than just the physical contact he’s freely selling. Though hardly revolutionary in form, the frank, sometimes violent queerness of its perspective makes his Cannes Critics’ Week entry genuinely bracing: Distributors inclined towards
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Johnny Depp circling Ciro Guerra's 'Waiting For The Barbarians' (exclusive)

Johnny Depp circling Ciro Guerra's 'Waiting For The Barbarians' (exclusive)
Depp would join Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson in the film, which is being lined up to shoot this year.

Johnny Depp has reached out to Colombian director Ciro Guerra to work with him, possibly on his next film, Jm Coetzee adaptation Waiting For The Barbarians.

Guerra’s Birds Of Passage opened Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival this year. He also directed the Oscar-nominated Embrace Of The Serpent.

Depp would join Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson in the project. The producers include Michael Fitzgerald (Three Burials). The film will be Guerra’s English-language debut and was first announced in
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Lost in La Mancha sequel to chronicle Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

This coming week will see the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Terry Gilliam’s passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, with the filmmaker and former Python finally achieving his ambition of bringing the movie to the big screen after almost 30 years of trying.

Giliam first began shooting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in 2000, with Jean Rochefort and Johnny Depp starring, only for the production to encounter a host of setbacks which ultimately saw it shutting down. After several more failed attempts, Gilliam finally got things moving last year with Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver, with the completed movie set to premiere this coming Saturday as the closing film at Cannes.

Gilliam’s troubles with his 2000 shoot were chronicled in 2002’s documentary Lost in La Mancha, and now Variety is reporting that filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe are set to finish the story with the sequel He Dreams of Giants.
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Review: Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

“Who remembers Gnomeo & Juliet…?”. A casual question, uttered by a fellow film critic, as we waited in line at the Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Family Gala held at the newly refurbished Empire cinema in London’s Leicester Square. Well, I’ll admit it passed me by, the Bard’s classic tale of two ill-fated lovers from warring households – reimagined as a back-garden family adventure between bickering red and blue ornamental figurines. And Mankini, a garden gnome who’s all about tanning his bum cheeks. Oh, what would the Swan of Avon say? But it was memorable enough for Sir Elton John and David Furnish’s Rocket Pictures to crack open the Apple contacts again and get the band back together for a silly, gag-laden, back-garden mashup, riffing from the literary works of detective Sherlock Homes.

The star-crossed lovers are back. Gnomeo and Juliet, and a football team’s worth of British film
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Jessica Chastain’s ‘355’ Sparks Bidding War in China

Jessica Chastain’s ‘355’ Sparks Bidding War in China
At least three major Chinese companies are competing to board “355,” the spy thriller from Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films that is one of the hottest new projects on the market in Cannes. But for one of these well-established firms to secure the rights means overcoming a major challenge from a host of cashed-up newcomers.

Simon Kinberg is set to direct the film from a script by Theresa Rebeck, based on an original idea by Chastain. The film is being pitched at the Cannes Film Festival by FilmNation Entertainment and CAA Media Finance Group. Universal picked up the U.S. rights for more than $20 million Saturday. CAA is spearheading the sale of Chinese rights.

Bona Film Group, Wanda and Huayi Brothers are all looking to become equity investors in the female-driven picture and to secure the distribution rights in Greater China, sources say.

The film’s high-concept action genre would appear
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‘Lost in La Mancha’ Sequel to Capture Terry Gilliam’s Most Recent Struggles Making ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s early-aughts documentary “Lost in La Mancha” chronicled the time Terry Gilliam assembled a star-studded cast for “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” shot footage, and failed to complete the film. Yet the director had almost two decades of Sisyphean struggles ahead of him, which continued into this very week: Gilliam suffered a stroke shortly before learning that a Paris court — overriding objections from his former producer — had granted him the right to premiere the epic as the Cannes Film Festival’s May 19 closer. As “Quixote” saga winds down, the documentarians have announced plans to expand their version of what happened.

Variety reports that a second documentary, “He Dreamed of Giants,” is in the editing phase. The second film includes dispatches from the final “Quixote” set, where production wrapped in June. “The conflicts raging around Terry right now of making the movie are not nearly
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Johnny Depp Gets Shaved and Braided for Hollywood Vampires

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Johnny Depp's shaved off a lot of his famous flowing locks, and what's left is his new take on the mohawk 'cause ... rock 'n' roll, baby! Johnny's taken the sides all the way down to his scalp but, instead of just rocking your standard mohawk, he's braided the tail end of it. Maybe a cool tip of the hat to Captain Jack Sparrow. He also ditched his mustache and goatee. He'll be debuting the new look with his band,
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Movie Review – Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Sherlock Gnomes, 2018.

Directed by John Stevenson.

Featuring the voice talents of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Demetriou, Ashley Jensen and Matt Lucas.

Synopsis:

When all of their friends are kidnapped right out of the garden, Gnomeo and Juliet join forces with a backyard-based sleuth to track down the culprit behind a crime wave of ornament disappearances across London.

Though it grossed more than five-fold its budget worldwide, how many people – kid or otherwise – were really clamouring for a follow-up to 2011’s not-bad, not-great animated romp Gnomeo and Juliet? It was an adequate babysitting tool that wasn’t especially painful for adults to sit through, but little else. Seemingly in spite of itself and everyone involved, however, Sherlock Gnomes is here, and its algorithm-programmed “delights” make the original seem positively soulful and effervescent by comparison.

Throwing a gnome version of
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MTV Movie & TV Awards: Chris Pratt to Be Honored With This Year’s Generation Award

MTV Movie & TV Awards: Chris Pratt to Be Honored With This Year’s Generation Award
Star Lord is finally getting the recognition he craves. Chris Pratt is being honored with the Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, which will kick off a very long Emmy season next month. Past winners include Will Smith, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Wahlberg, Sandra Bullock, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, Tom Cruise, and Jim Carrey.

Pratt most recently appeared in “Avengers: Infinity War,” reprising the character he introduced in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and its sequel — two films that have grossed a combined $1.6 billion at the global box office. He also headlines the upcoming “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom,” a sequel to 2015’s continuation of the prehistoric franchise launched by Steven Spielberg.

The actor first came to prominence with his role as Andy Dwyer on “Parks and Recreation” and has also appeared in “Moneyball,” “Her,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.” Tiffany Haddish
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Watch An Exclusive Clip From This Week’s New Opener ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

Coming to UK cinemas this week after previewing across the country this past weekend is the animated feature Sherlock Gnomes, the follow-up to the hugely popular Gnomeo and Juliet, and to celebrate the release, we have a brand new, exclusive clip to share. The film features the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Ashley Jensen, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant, Mary J. Blige and Johnny Depp, and opens across the UK from Friday.

The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomesall over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call…
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