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Kate Moss Leads an A-List Girl Gang as She Opens London's Coolest New Store

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Kate Moss Leads an A-List Girl Gang as She Opens London's Coolest New Store
Designer Stella McCartney opened her new global flagship store in London on Tuesday, and the guest list was seriously A-list. Idris Elba and his fiancée, Sabrina Dhowre, rubbed shoulders with Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, and Mindy Kaling, who arrived in London fresh from her appearance at Popsugar Play/Ground over the weekend. The stylish gang mingled in the Bond Street store, nibbling on canapés served by a Gordon Ramsay lookalike (seriously!) before heading out to the balcony, where Kate, dressed in her signature color, did the honors cutting the ribbon. See all the pics from the stylish event now.
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John Ridley’s ‘Needle in a Timestack’

John Ridley’s ‘Needle in a Timestack’
Bron Studios has come on as a producer of Oscar® winner John Ridley’s Needle in a Timestack. Zanne Devine, David Thwaites and Bron’S Aaron L. Gilbert are producing. Tony and Grammy Award winner Leslie Odom Jr., BAFTA nominee Freida Pinto, Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner Cynthia Erivo, and SAG award winner Orlando Bloom will star. Ridley will direct and is adapting from a short story by Robert Silverberg where a couple work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating.

Matt Kennedy also produces, and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media, Christopher J. Conover, Hope Farley and John Ridley are executive producers.

John Ridley’s critically acclaimed documentary about the Los Angeles uprising, Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992, premiered in theaters and aired on ABC in 2017 and is currently available on Netflix. He is
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Trailer Round-Up: ‘Orange Is The New Black’, ‘Witch’, ‘McQueen’, ‘The Children Act’, ‘Yardie’, ‘Insecure’

Trailer Round-Up: ‘Orange Is The New Black’, ‘Witch’, ‘McQueen’, ‘The Children Act’, ‘Yardie’, ‘Insecure’
We’ve cast our nets into the sea of content and hauled in a fresh batch of movie trailers, just for you. In this trailer roundup, you’ll see trailers for the new season of Orange Is The New Black, the Korean supernatural action flick Witch, the documentary McQueen, the courtroom drama The Children Act, the Idris Elba-directed Yardie, and Insecure season 3. […]

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Bo Burnham's 'Eighth Grade' wins 2018 Sundance London audience award

Bo Burnham's 'Eighth Grade' wins 2018 Sundance London audience award
Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham’s film about a 13-year old girl navigating friendships in the social media age, won the Audience Favourite award at this weekend’s Sundance London film festival.

The film, which had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January, was voted as the most popular by festivalgoers who attended the Picturehouse Central event from May 31-June 3.

Burnham, who also presented a comedy masterclass called ‘Make ‘Em Laugh’ as part of the festival, was present to accept the award for his directorial debut.

At
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Viola Davis and Liam Neeson star in trailer for Steve McQueen’s Widows

Following on from the first look images from Steve McQueen’s heist movie, Widows, on Friday the first trailer has now arrived.

Based on a script by McQueen and Gone Girl’s Gillian Flynn, the movie is about a group of Chicago women who conspire to settle a debt from their dead husbands’ criminal activities.

The cast list runs like an Oscar nominations rundown with Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, and Cynthia Erivo star as Veronica, Alice, Linda, and Belle, respectively.Liam Neeson stars in his first non-action role since The Commuter as Mr Rawlins, ”Veronica’s husband”, whilst Robert Duvall plays Mr. Mulligan, the father of politician Jack Mulligan who is played by Colin Farrell. Also starring in the film is Daniel Kaluuya, Carrie Coon, Jon Bernthal, and Lukas Haas.

Also in trailers – Main trailer arrives for Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie

The film is to be
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Sundance London 2018 Review – Yardie (2018)

Yardie, 2018.

Directed by Idris Elba.

Starring Aml Ameen, Stephen Graham, Calvin Demba, Naomi Ackie, and Shantol Jackson.

Synopsis:

Broken by the murder of his older brother, Dennis turns to a life of crime in the backstreets of Kingston, Jamaica circa 1973. A decade later, he’s sent overseas to London, where he reunites with lost family and sets off on a revenge mission after finding his brother’s killer.

Hollywood heavyweight Idris Elba finally stepping behind the camera, and the promise of Jamaican gangsters tearing up East London in the 1980s – on paper, Yardie feels worth every ounce of buzz it received through production. A Caribbean Goodfellas with whispers of City of God, Guy Ritchie, and Elba’s own Hackney-born roots, its exciting new blood alone should make it a straight win right off-the-bat. So why instead, does the whole experience of sitting through it feel nothing less than exhausting?

There
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‘Yardie’ Trailer: Idris Elba’s Directorial Debut Wades into the Gangster Genre

Studiocanal UK has released the Yardie trailer. Directed by Idris Elba, the movie follows a young Jamacian man in 1970s Kingston who witnesses the murder of his older brother but still gets drawn into a life of crime that sends him to 1980s Hackney, England where he must wrestle with breaking free of his past or confronting the man responsible for his brother’s death. The trailer makes the film looks surprisingly solid, and a confident debut for Elba behind the camera. Although it seems to be leaning heavily on tropes of the gangster genre, the setting and the characters …
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‘Yardie’ Trailer: Idris Elba Makes His Directorial Debut With This Intense Crime Thriller

One of the most talked-about films that premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is the directorial debut from Idris Elba, titled “Yardie.” The film follows the life of a young Jamaican man who finds himself deep in a life of crime after witnessing a brutal act of violence as a kid. Since the film’s premiere, we haven’t heard much about the film, until now.

The first full trailer for the film was recently released, and in it, you see the intensity that Ebla has brought to his film.

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New Full-Length UK Trailer for Idris Elba's Directorial Debut 'Yardie'

"This is a story about the path I chose..." Studiocanal UK has released a new full-length official trailer for the film Yardie, the feature directorial debut of actor Idris Elba. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and went on to play at the Berlin Film Festival as well. The first teaser trailer dropped earlier this year, but this full trailer gives us a better look. Elba's Yardie, based on the novel by Victor Headley, is about a young Jamaican boy who moves to London in the 80s and gets involved in gang war in Hackney. Aml Ameen stars as D, and the full cast includes Everaldo Creary, Stephen Graham, Mark Rhino Smith, Akin Gazi, Fraser James, Deepak Anand, Naomi Ackie, and Shantol Jackson. The film looks better than it is, unfortunately, since the reviews from the festivals haven't been great. I'm glad Idris Elba is getting into directing to tell stories like this,
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Main trailer arrives for Idris Elba’s directorial debut Yardie

Tonight see’s Idris Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie receives it’s Sundance Film Festival UK Premiere. To celebrate Studiocanal has released the full main trailer alongside some new images from the film.

Adapted from Victor Headley’s cult novel of the same name, Yardie follows the story of a young Jamaican named ‘D’ (Aml Ameen) who, on arriving in early 1980s London, unexpectedly finds the young man who assassinated his revered brother back in Jamaica ten years before. His quest for justice explodes into a violent street war that could end up killing him and his loved ones.

The film stars Aml Ameen, Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson and Stephen Graham.

Also in trailers – Shaquille O’Neal & Tiffany Haddish go old school in trailer for Uncle Drew

The film is scheduled for a UK release in 2018

Yardie Official Synopsis

Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the
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New trailer and images for Idris Elba’s Yardie

Ahead of its UK premiere tonight at the Sundance Film Festival, a new trailer and batch of images have arrived online for the upcoming adaptation of Victor Headley’s novel Yardie. The crime drama marks the features directorial debut for Idris Elba and stars Aml Ameen, Sheldon Shepherd, Shantol Jackson, and Stephen Graham; take a look here…

Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew,
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New UK Trailer For Idris Elba’s ‘Yardie’

Idris Elba’s crime movie Yardie gets its big UK premiere at the Sundance London festival tonight, and to coincide with the event, a brand new UK trailer for the film has just been released by Studiocanal, along with some brand new images.

Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby. He also hooks up with a soundclash crew, called High Noon. But before he can be convinced to abandon his
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‘Adrift’ Review: Shailene Woodley Rescues a True Life Survival Thriller from Drowning at Sea

‘Adrift’ Review: Shailene Woodley Rescues a True Life Survival Thriller from Drowning at Sea
Stories of people stranded in the wilderness have always been natural fodder for movies, as ideas of being lost in the jungle or shipwrecked at sea tap into a natural anxiety about the smallness of our place in the world, and the uneasy need for co-dependence that it inspires. And yet, without diminishing some formative examples, or paving over the past’s most hideous aberrations (George C. Scott’s “The Savage Is Loose” springs to mind), it seems as though the whole “lost adventurers” genre is just starting to find itself. “Adrift” may be the first of these movies that actually explains this recent phenomenon.

And it’s been a long time coming: In just the last eight years or so, we’ve seen mainstream American movies about a dude getting wedged beneath a rock (“127 Hours”), an older dude getting stuck in wolf country (“The Grey”), and an even
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Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney Reportedly Have a Very "Natural Friendship" and Share "Many Interests"

One is a former actress who is married to British royalty and another is a world-renowned human rights lawyer hitched to an actor. It may not seem like Meghan Markle and Amal Clooney would be dear friends, but according to a new report, the two have a ton in common and a very "natrual friendship!" "Meghan and Amal have known each other for a while [and share] many interests," a source recently revealed to People, adding that the two women previously met through mutual friends. "Amal has been helping Meghan settle into London life. It was a very natural friendship from day one." Amal and her husband, George Clooney decided to reside in England full-time after the pair tied the knot in Venice, Italy back in September 2014. One month after their wedding, it was reported that the Clooneys bought the Mill House on an island in the River Thames at Sonning Eye in England for around $13.2 million.
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Warp Films to Produce Film of Hit Musical ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

Warp Films to Produce Film of Hit Musical ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’
Warp Films is set to produce a feature adaptation of hit West End musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” the independent British production company has confirmed. It marks the first musical from the Sheffield-based Warp, whose recent productions include Idris Elba’s directorial debut, “Yardie,” which saw its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s horror anthology, “Ghost Stories.”

The musical, which was nominated for five awards at this year’s Olivier Awards, including best new musical, is based on the true story of Jamie Campbell, which came to public attention in a BBC documentary, “Jamie: Drag Queen at 16,” in 2011. The coming-of-age tale tells the story of an openly gay teenager, living on a council estate in Sheffield, England, who is nervous about revealing his ambitions to be a drag queen to classmates at school. But with the support of friends and his mother,
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6 New Horror Movies Hitting Netflix, Because Who Needs Sleep?

Halloween may be half a year away, but you can be scared all year long with these great horror offerings from Netflix!

If you want straight-up slasher flick with a whole lot of laughs, revisit Scream 2, which is an excellent horror sequel. For some horror with a side of religion, try the supercreepy The Reaping with Hilary Swank and Idris Elba. Or if stranger-in-the-woods, tension-filled stalker movies are your horror subgenre of choice, give Desolution a look. There's something new on Netflix for every type of horror movie fan!

Related: 24 Horror Movies That Scared the Sh*t Out of Us
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Learn Sir Ian McKellen’s Acting Secrets + More London Events This Week

We’ve got yet another brilliant Bank Holiday to enjoy, meaning you’ll no doubt be raring to go and make things happen this week. The sun is shining, hopes are high, and it’s time to focus on what’s important. But why not also have some fun along the way with our top picks for getting the most out of the week ahead. Get inspired around town.Exploding into the capital this week is the biannual Lift Theatre Festival, bringing an assortment of weird and wonderful theatrical events across London, from the South Bank to Tottenham. Whether you want to be guided around east London by a gang of teenagers using street dance and parkour or watch 1,500 pigeons carrying tiny LEDs soar over the Thames or maybe just meet creative like-minded people, Lift 2018 is for you. (Ticket prices vary) Sundance comes to London.Want to see the very best of U.
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Idris Elba Is Starring in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, So Quasimodo Is Hot Now

Idris Elba Is Starring in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, So Quasimodo Is Hot Now
Idris Elba is famously handsome. Even so, the 45-year-old actor is set to portray Quasimodo - yes, of The Hunchback of Notre Dame fame - in an upcoming film for Netflix. Elba will not only star as the titular character, but will also direct and produce the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In case you happened to miss the acclaimed 1996 Disney adaptation, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is centered on an ostracized bell-ringer who falls for a street dancer named Esmeralda, all the while living under the thumb of a ruthless archdeacon. Oh, and there are songs! The upcoming modern adaptation will reportedly be a "sonic and musical experience," with Elba even producing original music. (Fun fact: Elba was a DJ long before he got into acting.)

Related: Idris Elba Has an Excellent Idea For Who the Next James Bond Should Be: "A Black Woman"

Michael Mitnick, who worked
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Netflix ‘Evil Genius’ Directors Weigh In: Was Murdered Pizza Guy in on the Heist?

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Netflix ‘Evil Genius’ Directors Weigh In: Was Murdered Pizza Guy in on the Heist?
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you haven’t watched “Evil Genius”)

While Netflix’s “Evil Genius” ends with unanswered questions, directors Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri have clear thoughts on who they think was behind the big heist, and who wasn’t.

Evil Genius” tells the story of the “pizza bomber heist” and the murder of Brian Wells in 2003. The 46-year-old from Erie, Pennsylvania, was a pizza delivery man who got involved in a bank robbery that included a scavenger hunt and a homemade bomb strapped around his neck. When he was arrested after robbing the bank, the bomb went off and killed Wells.

In the 15 years since the incident happened, there was been debate over Wells’ involvement and who the real mastermind was — or who the masterminds were — in the crime. Prosecutors claimed Wells was in on the heist but thought the bomb was a decoy.

Also
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It's Official: Daniel Craig Is Dusting Off His Tux and Reprising His Role as James Bond

It's Official: Daniel Craig Is Dusting Off His Tux and Reprising His Role as James Bond
Following 2015's Spectre, Daniel Craig has been cagey about his potential return to the James Bond franchise. Not only did he (in)famously tell a reporter that he'd "rather slash [his] wrists" than ever play 007 again, but there have been numerous campaigns for other actors to take up the mantle, from Idris Elba to Charlize Theron. Though the Logan Lucky actor has refused to confirm one way or another if he'll play the titular spy in the next Bond film, that all changed on Friday.

In a press release, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli officially confirmed that the 50-year-old actor will reprise his role as James Bond for the fifth time after starring in Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. "We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th installment of the franchise,
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