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The Happy Prince movie review: in the gutter, looking at the stars

MaryAnn’s quick take… Writer, director, and star Rupert Everett’s labor of cinematic love, about the last years of Oscar Wilde, is a small wonder of contradictions: nightmarish yet sanguine, a bit sordid yet full of grace. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

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Actor Rupert Everett’s labor of cinematic love — he makes his debut here as writer and director, and is his own leading man — is a small wonder of contradictions: nightmarish yet sanguine, a bit sordid yet full of grace. Already a literary legend in his own time, Irish playwright and poet Oscar Wilde is forced, in the late 1890s, to leave London in ignominy when he is released from two years’ hard labor in prison after a conviction of “gross indecency”. Exiled in France,
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The Happy Prince Review

In his directorial debut The Happy Prince, actor Rupert Everett offers a spellbinding, honest and hugely compelling account of a lesser known period in the life of one of the most iconic literally figures of our times. Charting the life of Oscar Wilde shortly after his release from prison on charges of homosexual activity, and all the way up to his untimely death 3 years later, the film offers a rare chance for audiences to reconcile themselves with a life destroyed by prejudice and bigotry, and which culminated in the heartbreaking demise of a man who deserved way more than to live out his final days in abject poverty and squalor.

The year is 1887 and Oscar Wilde (Rupert Everett) is finally free and looking forward to starting afresh away from the stuffiness of London and its treacherous high society. Arriving in France to a warm welcome from his long-suffering friends Robbie Ross
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Top 5 Football-Themed Movies

The football World Cup kicks off today over in Russia and the sport is expected to dominate our TV screens and bars for the next month.

Millions of pounds are expected to be spent in the bars and pubs around the world and on merchandise branded with the official World Cup logos, not to mention football strips. There will also be hundreds of thousands of pounds laid on the best online betting sites throughout the tournament too.

As the football frenzy grips the nation, we though we’d take a look at five of the very best football-themed movies that have graced our screens over the years.

Escape To Victory

The film that starred the likes of Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone and even football pros Pelé, Bobby Moore, Ossie Ardiles, Escape To Victory was set during the height of WWII as a some of our boys took on the German national team in Nazi-occupied France.
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Reboots and Rebrands and Remakes, Oh My! What’s with the lack of originality these days?

Sade Green on reboots, rebrands and remakes…

There is a distinct lack of originality in the film industry at the moment. Perhaps that’s too harsh actually; there is a distinct lack of originality in Hollywood. The market is over run with sequels, spin-offs, reboots, rebrands, films-that-are-now-television-shows and the dreaded ‘late-sequel’. You know, that sequel that the studios have decided that we need over a decade after the first came out – it’s essentially pointless, but it makes them good money.

If we tried to devise a list of all of the pointless sequels, franchises, spin-offs and reboots, we could easily have a list of over a hundred films (way more actually), and of course, it is all a matter of opinion. Some may argue that the Rocky franchise, the Terminator franchise, The Fast and the Furious franchise, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the Marvel franchise, the Jurassic Park/World franchise,
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Interview: Rupert Everett On Writing, Directing & Starring In ‘The Happy Prince’

Rupert Everett’s ten year passion project at last comes to fruition this week with the arrival in cinemas of The Happy Prince, the story of the final years of Oscar Wilde. Everett not only stars as the declining playwright and author, but wrote the script and directed the film, an undertaking which he remembers with affection. Especially when it came to directing himself. Our Rupert Everett interview for The Happy Prince, which is out in the UK on June 15th, is below.

The Happy Prince arrives in cinemas this Friday The film is a ten-year passion project for director, writer and star Everett It is based on the final days of Oscar Wilde

Rupert Everett Interview For The Happy Prince

The film picks up where many others about Wilde have left off, focusing on his life after release from prison and his subsequent years in exile in France and Italy.
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The importance of being Oscar: how Rupert Everett found a cause

The Happy Prince, the acclaimed biopic of Oscar Wilde, is more than a career-reviving film for the actor and director, it is an avowal of an enduring literary love

The surprised delight that met Rupert Everett’s second volume of memoir, Vanished Years, six years ago was a hint of what might be to come. The calibre of the writing matched any living diarist, according to a broad cross-section of reviewers, from Julie Burchill in the Guardian to the Telegraph’s Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, who awarded five stars and revelled in the way the author “repeatedly slips the gears of genre, moving between scenes of farce, elegy and melodrama”. He predicted more “seriously good books” ahead, if only Everett would take himself “seriously enough”.

Well, now we know exactly what Rupert wrote next – a screenplay. And his new film biography of Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince, has wowed film critics in much the same way.
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3 More Kingsman Movies and a TV Series Are Coming

3 More Kingsman Movies and a TV Series Are Coming
In a shocking move, director Matthew Vaughn has announced his plans to seriously expand the Kingsman franchise with three more movies on the way, and also a TV series to be based on the British spy series. These movies will be part of Vaughn's expansion of his production company, Marv.

The first movie announced, that a number of fans already expected, is Kingsman 3. Technically, this movie had already been announced about a year ago, but many people were doubtful that it would ever come to be. This confirmation from Matthew Vaughn casts out that doubt, and is certainly a bit of exciting news for fans of the franchise. According to Vaughn, Kingsman 3 will be "the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship." Actor Colin Firth has previously confirmed that he would be open to returning to the franchise should another sequel occur, so there will hopefully be no bumps in the road for this project.
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Matthew Vaughn Reveals There Are Three Kingsman Movies And A TV Show In The Works

The Kingsman franchise started out as a Mark Millar comic book before becoming a surprise smash hit spy movie in 2014. Due to the commercial and critical success of The Secret Service, a sequel titled The Golden Circle arrived in 2017, which opened up the Kingsman universe in some major ways, introducing their American cousins the Statesman and resurrecting Colin Firth’s Harry Hart. Unsurprisingly, then, a Kingsman 3 is now in the works.

However, it turns out that this closer to the trilogy is just the tip of the iceberg. Director Matthew Vaughn, who also writes the films alongside frequent collaborator Jane Goldman, revealed to Empire that, though Kingsman 3 will serve as “the conclusion of the Harry Hart-Eggsy relationship,” fans shouldn’t fear that the franchise is coming to an end any time soon, as there are three other projects in development. These will take the form of two movies and a spinoff TV series.
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The Happy Prince Premiere Interview: Colin Morgan, Rupert Everett & more

Last night the capital saw the premiere of Rupert Everett’s The Happy Prince, telling the last days of Oscar Wilde. The film stars Everett as Wilde, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan and Edwin Thomas. The supporting cast includes Tom Wilkinson, Anna Chancellor, Beatrice Dalle and Julian Wadham.

We were on the carpet to chat with writer/director (and Oscar Wilde) Rupert Everett alongside his cast including Merlin star Colin Morgan and Edwin Thomas.

Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet for us, here’s how they got on.

The Happy Prince Synopsis

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humour.

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Penélope Cruz 'Not Clear' About Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations

Penélope Cruz 'Not Clear' About Woody Allen Sexual Abuse Allegations
Penélope Cruz is speaking out about the decades-old sexual abuse allegations against Woody Allen.

“The only answer that I can give you with common sense that is not about a headline is, the case has to be looked at again,” Cruz told Vanity Fair at the 11th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park on Saturday.

“The important thing is, if there is a case anywhere in the world that isn’t clear, then why not look at it again? I am in favor of that,” she added.

Cruz, who won an Oscar for performance
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Woody Allen Says He Should Be 'Poster Boy' for the #MeToo Movement

Woody Allen Says He Should Be 'Poster Boy' for the #MeToo Movement
Woody Allen is wading deep into the conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement that has rocked Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal — by saying he should be its “poster boy.”

The 82-year-old director told Argentinian news program Periodismo Para Todos that he was a “big advocate” of the #MeToo movement, according to Quartz.

“I feel when they find people who harass innocent women and men, it’s a good thing that they’re exposing them,” he explained. “But you know I, I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement. Because I have worked in movies for 50 years.
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Woody Allen Thinks He ‘Should Be the Poster Boy for the Me Too Movement’

Woody Allen Thinks He ‘Should Be the Poster Boy for the Me Too Movement’
Despite being the subject of criticism in the Me Too era, Woody Allen believes he should be the “poster boy” for the women’s movement because no actresses have accused him of any wrongdoings.

In a new interview with Argentinian news outlet Periodismo Para Todos, the director says he’s a “big advocate of the Me Too movement,” and goes on to explain, “I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement. Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out — have ever ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I’ve always had a wonderful record with them.”

Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow has publicly alleged for years that he sexually abused her as a child, which Allen has repeatedly denied. In the interview, Allen also says that
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What’s Coming to Netflix in June 2018

Several national treasures are coming to Netflix in June, but only one stars Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger. Other gems set to hit the streaming service next month besides “National Treasure” include Disney animated classics “101 Dalmatians” and “Tarzan,” as well as Colin Firth-starrer “The King’s Speech” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Incoming television shows include Season 8 of “Portlandia,” Season 14 of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Season 5 of Marvel’s “Agents of Shield.” “Queer Eye” Season 2 and “The Break With Michelle Wolf” Season 1 are among the original series set to debut on the streaming platform.

Check out the
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What’s Coming to Netflix in June 2018

Several national treasures are coming to Netflix in June, but only one stars Nicolas Cage and Diane Kruger. Other gems set to hit the streaming service next month besides “National Treasure” include Disney animated classics “101 Dalmatians” and “Tarzan,” as well as Colin Firth-starrer “The King’s Speech” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Incoming television shows include Season 8 of “Portlandia,” Season 14 of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and Season 5 of Marvel’s “Agents of Shield.” “Queer Eye” Season 2 and “The Break With Michelle Wolf” Season 1 are among the original series set to debut on the streaming platform.

Check out the full list of incoming titles below.

June 1

Assassination Games

Blue Jasmine

Busted! (Season Finale)

101 Dalmatians

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

He Named Me Malala

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Just Friends

Miracle

National Treasure

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

November 13: Attack on Paris

Outside In

Righteous
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Nicky Earnshaw to Head U.K. Production for See-Saw Films

See-Saw Films has hired veteran executive Nicky Earnshaw as head of production for its U.K. film and television divisions, effective July 9.

Earnshaw will be responsible for the production and day-to-day operations of See-Saw’s film and TV slate developed and produced out of the U.K. office. In addition, she will oversee productions greenlit through the recently announced first-look deal with New Regency, as part of See-Saw’s increasing presence in the U.S.

Managing directors Iain Canning and Emile Sherman said: “Nicky is undeniably one of the most experienced and respected production executives in the business, with extensive industry knowledge particularly in the U.K. and excellent relationships with globally renowned filmmakers and talent. We are excited to have her join our team and have no doubt she will be an extraordinary asset to our growing film and television business.”

Earnshaw takes over the role from Amy Jackson,
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Your Chance To Go To The Premiere Of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again And Meet The Cast

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Go to the Premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again & Meet the Cast

You’re going to dance, jive and have the time of your life at the premiere of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Pack your favorite pair of overalls, because you and a friend are off to London to hang with the cast and see the highly anticipated sequel before anyone else. First, your very own hair and makeup squad will get you red carpet ready. Then, you’ll share a celebratory toast with Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Dominic Cooper and more of the cast. After that, you’ll catch the premiere with writer Richard Curtis, hopefully dance in the aisles, and meet up with Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. One more thing:
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‘Valerian’ Boosted EuropaCorp’s Annual Revenue During Last Fiscal Year

‘Valerian’ Boosted EuropaCorp’s Annual Revenue During Last Fiscal Year
Although Luc Besson’s $180 million “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” fell short of box office expectations, the science fiction film drove the annual revenue of Besson’s company EuropaCorp to reach €223.7 million ($262.2 million), a 60% year-on-year increase.

EuropaCorp’s consolidated revenue figures for the financial year 2017-2018, which ended on March 31, were reported today by the company which is listed on the Paris stock exchange. Results have yet to be audited. EuropaCorp did not address the recent rape allegations filed against Besson in its official statement.

The company’s international sales business increased by 57.1% to €76.7 million ($90 million), representing about 34% of the total turnover for the last fiscal year.

“Valerian” boosted the company’s revenue from theatrical distribution, as well as video and VOD sales in France and in the U.S.

EuropaCorp’s TV and subscription-based VOD sales in France and the U.S. also rose by 35% to
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U.S. Deals in Cannes 2018

Fifty-one films have thus far been acquired by U.S. distributors out of Cannes. The following show these titles, linked to IMDb. To buy the quarterly and annual reports on all U.S. distributors and their films, go to http://www.sydneysbuzz.com/rights-reports

A24 acquired Gaspar Noé’s Acclaimed Drug Trip Movie Climax, winner of Directors’ Fortnight Art Cinema Award for No. America from Wild Bunch. Read the Indiewire review here.

Amazon picked up Best Director Prize Winner in the Competition, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, last August. Based on his own parents’ love story, this gorgeously shot, Robert Doisneau-esque (when in Paris) black and white period piece takes a slice of your heart away in its retelling. Read Indiewire review here.

Best Director Prize to Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War starring Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot

Archstone acquired No. American rights to The Big Take from Bleiberg.

Bleecker Street acquired No.
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Cannes Film Market ‘Healthy’ as New Players Fill Streaming Giant Void

Predictions of the Marche du Film’s death were greatly exaggerated. While indie film prices have come back to earth after big-spending streaming giants rattled the ecosystem a few years back, industry players told TheWrap, the market at Cannes was buzzing this year from start to finish.

“A lot of times, people associate activity with the big players spending a lot of money and buying movies for big price tags,” Saban Films President Bill Bromiley told TheWrap from France on Friday.

“That can be a little misleading,” said the executive, whose company brought home five films — more than any other distributor to visit the festival this year.

Also Read: The Cannes - Oscar Connection: How Strong Will It Be This Year?

It was a polarizing year at Cannes, with no shortage of hemming and hawing about the state of affairs in the coastal haven. The headlines and soundbites came in
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The New Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Trailer Will Fill You With So Much Joy

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Donna and the Dynamos are back in a new trailer for Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. We already knew that the sequel to 2008's huge musical hit looks back at how Donna (Meryl Streep) met the three men who could have been her daughter Sophie's father, and the first trailer gave us a look at the young Donna (played by Lily James) and her suitors for the first time. It also revealed an extraspecial cameo from Cher and set our minds whirring as to the fate of Donna. Is Streep's character really dead in the sequel? The signs seem to point that way, and the latest trailers do nothing to dispel our fears.

The new footage, above, only seems to feature Streep in flashbacks (and potentially one dream sequence with the Dynamos), but it has a whole lot of Cher! The icon will be playing the grandmother to Sophie
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