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Daisy Ridley stars in UK trailer for Ophelia

Blue Finch Releasing has unveiled a UK trailer for Ophelia, a re-imagining of the William Shakespeare classic Hamlet. Directed by Claire McCarthy, the film stars Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s Daisy Ridley in the title role alongside a cast that includes Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, George MacKay, and Tom Felton; watch it here… See […]

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‘The Forest of Love’ Review: Sono Sion’s Hyper-Violent Netflix Epic About School Girls and Serial Killers

After shooting 15 movies and two TV shows this decade alone, hyper-prolific renegade filmmaker Sono Sion was rushed to a Tokyo hospital in February, where emergency surgery was performed to save his life. The gonzo auteur behind the gleefully demented likes of “Suicide Circle” and “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?” had just finished work on an unhinged Amazon Prime series called “Tokyo Vampire Hotel,” which may have been his wildest project thus far; high praise for someone whose previous career highlights include the likes of “Love Exposure” (a four-hour epic about a teenage Catholic who falls in with a secret cult of up-skirt panty photographers) and “Tokyo Tribe” (a hyper-violent rap opera about a gangster who torches an entire city to the ground to compensate for his micro-penis).

Needless to say, the only thing less surprising than the fact that Sono suffered a heart attack is the fact that
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Timothée Chalamet’s Eloquent Appreciation of ‘Hamlet’ Would Make Any English Major Blush

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Timothée Chalamet’s Eloquent Appreciation of ‘Hamlet’ Would Make Any English Major Blush
Academy Award nominee, red-carpet fashion slayer, and, now, literary savant Timothée Chalamet currently rules “The King,” director/co-writer David Michôd’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry” plays.

Starring in the film as a wayward prince who suddenly finds himself heading the throne after his father’s death, Chalamet recently sat down with IndieWire’s Eric Kohn in an interview to discuss the making of the film, which takes from Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1,” “Henry IV, Part 2,” and “Henry V.” Naturally, the bookish actor (who next appears in Greta Gerwig’s Louisa May Alcott adaptation “Little Women”) knows his Shakespeare, and if he had to pick a favorite, it’s “Hamlet.” And he explains it with an eloquence that would send any English major back to the books.

“You can make the case that all of Shakespeare’s plays lay the groundwork for the narratives we see to this day,
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‘The King’ reviews: Is Timothee Chalamet ‘hypnotic’ in Shakespearean Netflix epic, or too ‘droopy’ for the crown?

‘The King’ reviews: Is Timothee Chalamet ‘hypnotic’ in Shakespearean Netflix epic, or too ‘droopy’ for the crown?
The King” opened on October 11, taking the audience back in time to the era of King Henry V (played by Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet), whose rise to power was explored by William Shakespeare in a trilogy of plays: “Henry IV, Part I,” “Henry IV, Part II” and “Henry V.” But according to critics, it’s not entirely beholden to the Bard’s historical tales. You can currently find the film in limited release, or stream it on Netflix starting on November 1.

As of this writing “The King” has a MetaCritic score of 63 based on 24 reviews counted thus far: 11 positive and 13 mixed, though none outright negative according to the review aggregator. Over on Rotten Tomatoes, which rates films on a pass/fail basis, the film is rated 70% fresh based on 50 reviews: 35 positive, 15 negative. The Rt critics’ consensus says, “While ‘The King’ is sometimes less than the sum of its impressive parts,
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‘The King’ is a showcase for Timothee Chalamet but watch out for scene stealer Robert Pattinson

‘The King’ is a showcase for Timothee Chalamet but watch out for scene stealer Robert Pattinson
Timothee Chalamet was determined not to be typecast after his breakout, Oscar-nominated performance in “Call Me By Your Name” two years ago. Since then he has appeared in an eclectic mix of films, each different from the last. His latest, David Michod‘s “The King,” is based on on several plays from William Shakespeare‘s historical plays, collectively referred to as the “Henriad.” It recently screened as part of the BFI London Film Festival and will be released stateside by Netflix on October 11 before it streams starting on November 1.

As Henry V, Chalamet shows a steely brutality mixed with measured strength in a physical role that presents him as a leader amongst much more experienced men. He redeems himself in a part played on-screen previously by Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh. Those knighted actors headlined straightforward adaptations of Shakespeare’s play “Henry V.” This new film, which was written by
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Joel Edgerton Praises Korea’s Top Film Directors

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Joel Edgerton Praises Korea’s Top Film Directors
Joel Edgerton, star of “The Great Gatsby” and “Star Wars,” heaped praise on South Korea’s top film directors Tuesday during a visit to the Busan International Film Festival.

Edgerton, Timothee Chalamet and director David Michod are in Busan for a public screening of Michod’s “The King.” They were accompanied by producer Dede Gardner.

Edgerton said that ahead of the trip to Korea he had re-watched Bong’s 2003 crime classic “Memories of Murder.” “Two weeks ago I watched it (Bong’s ‘Memories of Murder’) again because I’m making a movie about a true crime in Australia next year,” he said

“The ending of the movie is so excellent. I’m a big fan of movies that end on ambiguity. When (leading Korean actor) Song Kang-ho looks into the camera it can be taken in many different ways.” (Song plays an intuitive and sympathetic detective.)

In recent weeks Korean
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Sandman Presents: The Dreaming Gets New Writer

Marc Buxton Oct 7, 2019

Fans of DC Comics and Sandman can sleep easy because the realm of the Dreaming is in good hands.

At the DC House of Horror panel at New York Comic Con, it was announced that the new creative team of Sandman Presents: The Dreaming will be none other than G. Willow Wilson and artist Nick Robles. Sandman Presents: The Dreaming launched a year ago with writer Simon Spurrier and artists Bilquis Evely, Matt Lopes, and Simon Bowland. But with Spurrier departing The Dreaming to write Sandman Presents: Hellblazer, Wilson and Robles will soon take up residence as proprietors of Dream’s realm.

Wilson told an appropriately surreal story on how she found out that Neil Gaiman and DC were handing her the keys of the Dreaming.

"I was on book tour for The Bird King," Wilson told the Nycc crowd. “Chris Conroy called me to put in contact with Neil Gaiman.
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‘The King’ Director David Michôd on Robert Pattinson’s Transformation Into the Dauphin of France

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‘The King’ Director David Michôd on Robert Pattinson’s Transformation Into the Dauphin of France
How much direction did Robert Pattinson need to play the heir to the French throne in “The King”?

As it turns out, not much — just let him be.

“Pretty much in ways that I fully 100% endorse and love, that character is a Robert Pattinson creation,” the film’s director, David Michôd, said on this week’s episode of Variety and iHeart’s “The Big Ticket” podcast. “A lot it was kept under wraps.”

Michôd continued, “The great fear always is that you end up with ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ and ridiculous French accents. But at the same time, I kind of needed his character to be kind of absurd.”

In the film, based on several William Shakespeare plays, Pattinson portrays the son of the French king who instigates war with Henry V (Timothée Chalamet). The “Lighthouse” star appears with long, blonde hair and is adorned with jewelry. He provokes Henry V with insults,
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‘West Side Story’ Filming Wraps, Steven Spielberg Pens Goodbye Letter

20th Century Fox is marking the end of filming on Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story with a heartfelt Twitter post complete with photos and a letter from the director. Spielberg's West Side Story brings to life the musical from Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Transported to the mid-century Upper West Side, West Side Story follows star-crossed lovers Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (newcomer Rachel Zegler) whose romance is threatened by the ongoing feud between the gangs at the heart of their respective communities. Based …
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‘West Side Story’ Filming Wraps, Steven Spielberg Pens Goodbye Letter

20th Century Fox is marking the end of filming on Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story with a heartfelt Twitter post complete with photos and a letter from the director. Spielberg's West Side Story brings to life the musical from Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Transported to the mid-century Upper West Side, West Side Story follows star-crossed lovers Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (newcomer Rachel Zegler) whose romance is threatened by the ongoing feud between the gangs at the heart of their respective communities. Based …
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WWE Smackdown Live – Sept 24th 2019: Results & Review

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Welcome to this week’s review of SmackDown Live, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this is the last SmackDown on USA, if my memory serves me well. Like William Shakespeare always used to say “Canada rocks!” I hope this is good/I already know.

Match #1: Erick Rowan def. Daniel Bryan The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Erick Rowan kicked off the blue brand by insisting that “might makes right” and that he and Luke Harper’s destruction of Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan in recent weeks has changed the perception of him and struck fear into the entire WWE locker room. Bryan interrupted Rowan and cut right to the chase: He wanted a fight right here and now. A match between the former friends was quickly made official, and Rowan wasted no time imposing his will. Bryan fought back into the match by targeting Rowan’s leg.
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Update: Alexandra Daddario and Diego Boneta to play star-crossed lovers in Die in a Gunfight, Travis Fimmel also cast

Alexandra Daddario (Night Hunter) and Diego Boneta (Terminator: Dark Fate) are set to star in Die in a Gunfight, an action-romance which puts a modern spin on William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Directed by Collin Schiffli (Animals) from a script by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Ant-Man and the Wasp), the film follows “a young man (Boneta) who falls for the daughter (Daddario) of his father’s nemesis in New York City” and is set against a backdrop of corporate espionage, revenge, and a long-standing feud between the two families.

“This is the time for a film like Die in a Gunfight,” said producer Tom Butterfield of Culmination. “It is a classic love story wrapped in an electric, modern action/thriller setting. With this terrific creative group, we are excited to make the True Romance of this generation.”

Kaya Scodelario (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
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Venice Review: Timothée Chalamet Holds Court in David Michôd’s ‘The King’

Oh, for a muse of bowl-cut hair that would ascend / The brightest heaven of invention!

A newly groomed Timothée Chalamet stars as Henry V in David Michôd’s latest film The King, a post-modern, mud-and-guts reworking of William Shakespeare’s trilogy of plays on the reluctant ruler. As indebted to the mood and visual language of Game of Thrones as it is to the Bard’s texts, Michôd provides finely worked entertainment with a compelling and significant central performance from Chalamet–who frankly hasn’t had to carry a film in quite this way before.

The director adapted the script with the help of his fellow countryman and frequent collaborator Joel Edgerton. The Australian actor also costars here as the boozy, gregarious Falstaff in a performance that echoes Orson Welles’ take on the same character in Chimes at Midnight but later shifts away from the source material and into something
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Peaky Blinders Series 5 Episode 2 Review – ‘Black Cat’

Liam Hoofe reviews the second episode of Peaky Blinders series 5…

‘Heavy is the head that wears the crown’ said William Shakespeare and no-one knows that better right now than Tommy Shelby. The head of the Peaky Blinders is facing it from all angles in the second episode of the show’s fifth season. As normal, the show wastes little time in chucking us right into the thick of it after an exciting opening episode.

The episode opens with a thrilling sequence which sees Tommy discover an effigy on him nailed to a crucifix. What follows is a wonderful tense and beautifully shot sequence where Tommy realises the field he is in is surrounded by mines. He briefly considers punching one and blowing himself to bits before his son makes a dramatic appearance. It’s the second time we’ve seen Tommy consider suicide in as many episodes and it set
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The King (2019) Movie Trailer: Timothée Chalamet Doesn’t Know Whom He Can Trust as King

The King Trailer David Michod‘s The King (2019) movie trailer has been by Netflix and stars Timothee Chalamet, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, and Lily-Rose Depp. Plot Synopsis The King‘s plot synopsis: inspired by William Shakespeare‘s Henry IV (Parts 1 and 2) and Henry [...]

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The King Trailer: Timothee Chalamet Wears the Crown for Netflix This Fall

Netflix have released the first official trailer for their upcoming medieval drama, The King, starring Call Me By Your Name and Academy Award nominated star Timoth&#233e Chalamet in the title role. The film is based on the plays of literary icon William Shakespeare, and specifically those of Henry IV Part 1, Henry Part 2 and Henry V, as we follow Chalamet's young, stubborn prince, Henry V, as he is suddenly thrust into power after the death of his father. The King will center around Chalamet's Henry as he learns how to navigate through the violent, intense world, and quickly learns how heavy hangs the head that wears the crown.

Regional British and several different European accents abound as we get our first look at the star-studded cast as they bring the Bard's story to life for the streaming service. Alongside the put-upon monarch played by Timoth&#233e Chalamet, The King features
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Timothee Chalamet is Henry V in first trailer for David Michod’s The King

Following last week’s poster, Netflix has debuted the first trailer for David Michod’s upcoming William Shakespeare adaptation The King which features Timothee Chalamet in the title role as Henry V alongside a cast that also includes Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn, Robert Pattinson, Lily-Rose Depp, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie; watch it here…

Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince and reluctant heir to the English throne, has turned his back on royal life and is living among the people. But when his tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he had previously tried to escape. Now the young king must navigate the palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life — including his relationship with his closest friend and mentor, the ageing alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel Edgerton).

The post
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‘The King’ Trailer: Timothee Chalamet Reluctantly Takes Throne as King Henry V

‘The King’ Trailer: Timothee Chalamet Reluctantly Takes Throne as King Henry V
Timothée Chalamet’s reluctant Prince Hal assumes the throne as King Henry V in the wake of his father’s death and soon questions his loyalties and duties in the teaser trailer for Netflix’s The King.

“Already I can feel the weight of this crown I wear,” he confesses as tensions brew between members of his court. When he confides to Knight John Falstaff (portrayed by Joel Edgerton) that he is looking for people to trust, Falstaff gives him foreboding advice: “A king has no friend. A king only has foes.
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Timothée Chalamet Demands Loyalty as Henry V in ‘The King’ Trailer – Despite the Bowl Cut (Video)

Timothée Chalamet Demands Loyalty as Henry V in ‘The King’ Trailer – Despite the Bowl Cut (Video)
Bow down to your king. Timothée Chalamet is the boy monarch Henry V searching for men he can trust in the first trailer for the Netflix drama “The King,” and his intense performance demands loyalty and respect — despite the period bowl cut he sports.

The historical drama is a different side for Chalamet, whom we’re used to seeing as brooding, messy-haired, intellectual charmers in things like “Lady Bird” and “Call Me by Your Name.”

But here he takes on a role that Laurence Olivier and Kenneth Branagh made famous in film adaptations of William Shakespeare’s play about the 15th-century monarch, and he’s backed up by a great cast that includes Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, Robert Pattinson and Ben Mendelsohn.

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David Michôd, known for “The Rover,
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‘The King’ Trailer: Timothée Chalamet Leads Netflix’s Star-Studded New Film

Netflix has released the first The King trailer for the streaming service's upcoming historical drama film. Timothée Chalamet stars in this adaptation of the William Shakespeare plays Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V, which was written by David Michod and Joel Edgerton. Michod directs, making this the Rover filmmaker’s second Netflix movie after the Brad Pitt-fronted satire War Machine. The King was originally in the works at Warner Bros. before moving over to Netflix. The story revolves around a wayward prince who ascends the English Throne upon his father’s death, at which …
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