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Movie Review – Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

Sherlock Gnomes, 2018.

Directed by John Stevenson.

Starring 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.

Does anybody really remember Gnomeo & Juliet? Released back in 2011, it was a strange story that adapted Shakespeare through the medium of talking garden gnomes and Elton John music. It’s not a movie that begged for a sequel and it has taken seven years to get there, but the garden ornaments are back and taking on Arthur Conan Doyle’s most iconic creation in Sherlock Gnomes, which is an enjoyable, rainbow-coloured adventure carried along on a strong current of slapstick and puns.

Those wondering how
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Sherlock Gnomes Cast Interviews – James McAvoy, Stephen Merchant, Jamie Demetriou & more

Yesterday as the capital bathed in some unseasonable sunshine giant garden gnomes invaded Leicester Square for a family gala screening of Sherlock Gnomes, the follow up to the most acclaimed clay-based Shakespeare adaptation Gnomeo and Juliet.

The film stars Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Mary J. Blige, Stephen Merchant, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ashley Jensen, Matt Lucas and Dexter Fletcher. Sir Elton John also has contributed music and voice to the project, although in a slightly more family friendly take than his role in Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

In this film two garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit the renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. The director John Stevenson talked passionately about respecting the characters from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the number of Sherlockian Easter Eggs which are present in the film.

You can see his interview,
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Should Little Britain and The Simpsons change with the times?

David Walliams says Little Britain would be unrecognisable if he made it today, while The Simpson’s creators have doubled down on their stereotypical depiction of Apu. Should some shows have their comic licence revoked?

In an interview with the Radio Times, David Walliams has admitted that Little Britain would probably be unrecognisable if it were made today. Following Matt Lucas’s claim that the show featured “a more cruel kind of comedy than I’d do now”, Walliams said that he would approach sketch comedy differently in 2018 because “it’s a different time”.

Of course he would. Little Britain’s first series came out in 2003 – light years ago in public tastes – and it has aged spectacularly badly. There isn’t a broadcaster in the land now that would now commission a comedy featuring two privately educated white men in blackface or playing a Thai bride called Ting Tong or
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New Us Trailer for Cult Sci-Fi 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties' from A24

"They must be from California..." A24 has debuted another trailer for John Cameron Mitchell's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's How to Talk to Girls at Parties, even though we've seen a few international trailers previously. HtTtGaP is totally wacky cult sci-fi film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this summer to mixed reviews. The film stars Tony-winner Alex Sharp as Enn, a boy from the dreary London suburb of Croydon. Set in the late 70s, it's a punk rock-infused, horny-adventure about a group of punk kids who discover a secret convent of aliens visiting planet Earth. The cast includes Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Matt Lucas, and Tom Brooke. I did not care for this film at all, and while this is a good marketing push from A24, it's going to be forgotten, which is cool because it will be a cult classic even faster. Here's the
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New Punk British Comedy "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" Trailer Drops

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Strange sexy alien Latex customes and Punk Rock, What could go wrong???

The awkward silences, the struggle for conversation topics, the strange sexy aliens in latex suits growing extra fingers, the struggles of talking to girls at Parties.

“How to Talk to Girls at Parties” directed by John Cameron Mitchell and Staring Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson and Matt Lucas, from what I can tell from the trailer at least, looks to be a trippy romp through the 1970’s British Punk Rock world.

As many stories begins the trailer starts out with some Teenager boys sneaking out to go to after hours punk rock parties. They find one and all of the teenagers there are sexy and out of this world. Literally they are from another planet for reasons unknown. Naturally One of the boys falls in love with Zan (Eli Fanning) and Zan wants to know about this “punk.
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties gets a new trailer and poster

A new trailer and poster have debuted for John Cameron Mitchell’s upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s short story How to Talk to Girls at Parties. The sci-fi rom-com features a cast that includes Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas; check them out here…

From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (“American Gods,” Coraline) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shortbus) comes the electrifying and singular pop extravaganza film, How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet, visiting Earth to complete a mysterious rite of passage. That doesn’t stop Enn
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Film Review: ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

Film Review: ‘Sherlock Gnomes’
Sherlock Gnomes,” the sequel to “Gnomeo & Juliet” (which came out in 2011 — how on earth did we manage to keep our anticipation under control for this long?), lists Elton John as its sole executive producer, just as the earlier film did. The new movie not only features Elton John’s music (though there’s significantly less of it than there was in “Gnomeo & Juliet”) but a smattering of cutely over-obvious Elton John in-jokes.

When Gnomeo (James McAvoy), the far too square and colorless hero who still looks like the son of C. Everett Koop, tries to infiltrate a flower shop, his comrade, Benny (Matt Lucas), speaks to him over a walkie-talkie using Gnomeo’s code name, Tiny Dancer. During a news report about how the garden gnomes of London are being mysteriously snatched, a photo montage of missing gnomes includes an Elton John gnome seated at a glittery piano.
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Jennifer Saunders, Matt Lucas, Alison Steadman Join Moomins Animated TV Series

Jennifer Saunders, Matt Lucas, Alison Steadman Join Moomins Animated TV Series
Jennifer Saunders, Matt Lucas and Alison Steadman have joined the upcoming animated TV series centered on the Moomins, the central characters in a series of hugely popular Scandinavian children’s books.

The animated TV series Moominvalley already has Rosamund Pike, Taron Egerton, Kate Winslet, Warwick Davis and Matt Berry in its voice cast. The latest additions to the small-screen adaptation, set for two seasons of 13 22-minute episodes and set to air in spring 2019, will have Saunders voice the character of Mymble, while Steadman and Lucas will lend their voices to Emma the Stage Rat and Teety-Woo, respectively.

Katie Leung...
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Missy Could Return to Face Jodie Whitaker in Doctor Who

Actress Michelle Gomez thinks that Missy could return to Doctor Who and face Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor. The upcoming 11th season of Doctor Who has had a number of shakeups. A new showrunner, new female Doctor, and new group of companions means that the new season could be totally unexpected and wildly different from anything that came before.

Not only have Peter Capaldi and companion actors Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas left the show but so has Gomez.
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Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick and Matt Lucas join Mads Mikkelsen in graphic novel adaptation Polar

Back in October it was announced that Mads Mikkelsen had been cast as the lead in Polar, an adaptation of Victor SantosDark Horse graphic novel Polar: Came From the Cold from Netflix and Constantin Film.

Well, cameras have now officially started rolling on the project, which is being directed by Jonas Akerlund (Spun) from a script by Jayson Rothwell (Silent Night), and we have word that Mikkelsen is being joined in the cast by Vanessa Hudgens (Powerless), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Matt Lucas (Doctor Who).

Polar will see Mikkelsen playing Duncan Vizla, a.k.a. the Black Kaiser, the world’s top assassin. As he settles into retirement, his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he soon finds himself being hunted by an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced. Having no choice but
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Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Kindergarten Teacher’ Sells to Netflix

Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘Kindergarten Teacher’ Sells to Netflix
In today’s film news roundup, Netflix buys Maggie Gyllenhaal’s drama “The Kindergarten Teacher” and production starts on Mads Mikkelsen’s “Polar” and the horror film “irl.”

Acquisition

Netflix has bought North America rights to Maggie Gyllenhaal’s drama “The Kindergarten Teacher” a month after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Sara Colangelo won Sundance’s directing award in the dramatic film category. Gyllenhaal plays a Staten Island kindergarten teacher who becomes obsessed with a gifted 5-year-old in her class.

The movie is a remake of the Israeli film written and directed by Nadav Lapid. The cast includes Parker Sevak, Rosa Salazar, Anna Baryshnikov, Michael Chernus, and Gael Garcia Bernal.

The film was financed and co-produced by Pia Pressure, Farcaster Films, Imagination Park Entertainment, Manhattan Productions, and PaperChase Films. Producers are Gyllenhaal, Talia Kleinhendler and Osnat Handelsman-Keren of Pie Films, and Trudie Styler and Celine Rattray of Maven Pictures.

Production Starts
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Netflix's Polar Graphic Novel Adaptation Begins Shooting

Netflix is bringing the graphic novel Polar to life and the streaming service has announced the start of production on the movie. The announced comes out of left field, but represents yet another big project for Netflix as the company has been investing heavily in original content in recent years. This also represents an example of an increasing number of comic book adaptations outside of the Marvel and DC universes, as studios look to other publishers for stories to (hopefully) turn into successful franchises.

Netflix and Constantin Film, along with Bolt Pictures have teamed for the co-production, in association with Dark Horse Entertainment. Polar is based on the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel Polar: Came From the Cold, written by Victor Santos. The series made its debut in the world of Dark Horse Comics in 2012 and is both written and illustrated by Santos. The movie is set to be directed by Jonas Akerlund,
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Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick & Matt Lucas Join Mads Mikkelsen In The Action-Thriller ‘Polar’

Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick & Matt Lucas Join Mads Mikkelsen In The Action-Thriller ‘Polar’
High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick of the History Channel series Vikings, and Matt Lucas (Alice In Wonderland) have signed up to co-star in Polar, an action-thriller directed by Swedish filmmaker Jonas Ã…kerlund and starring Mads Mikkelsen. The pic, based on the Dark Horse action noir graphic novel Polar: Came From the Cold by Victor Santos, hails from Constantin Film and Netflix, which will distribute it sometime next year. Written by Jayson…
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Lindsey Vonn Is Looking For a Valentine's Day Date at the Olympics — and Twitter Has Her Covered!

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Lindsey Vonn Is Looking For a Valentine's Day Date at the Olympics — and Twitter Has Her Covered!
Lindsey Vonn is single and ready to mingle on the most romantic day of the year — and she isn’t shy about turning to Twitter for help finding a Valentine.

The 33-year-old world champion is gearing up to make her debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday. And she admitted in a tweet on Wednesday that in the midst of all the Olympics fun, she forgot it was Valentine’s Day.

“So apparently it’s Valentine’s Day…. I forgot all about it because I’m at the #Olympics and I’m single,” she wrote in
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‘Peter Rabbit’ Director Will Gluck on Last-Minute Changes and the Film’s Unexpected Music

From co-writer/director Will Gluck, Peter Rabbit tells the story of the mischievous and adventurous rabbit hero in the blue jacket that was made famous in the books by Beatrix Potter. Peter (voiced by James Corden) is playful and charming, and so driven to get his hands on the vegetables in the McGregor garden that it not only puts his family – which includes triplets Flopsy (voiced by Margot Robbie), Mopsy (voiced by Elizabeth Debicki) and Cotton-tail (voiced by Daisy Ridley), as well as cousin Benjamin (voiced by Matt Lucas) – at risk, but jeopardizes the budding relationship between new …
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‘Peter Rabbit’ Cast on Why Rabbits Wear Jackets, and Improvising in the Recording Booth

From co-writer/director Will Gluck, Peter Rabbit tells the story of the mischievous and adventurous rabbit hero in the blue jacket that was made famous in the books by Beatrix Potter. Peter (voiced by James Corden) is playful and charming, and so driven to get his hands on the vegetables in the McGregor garden that it not only puts his family – which includes triplets Flopsy (voiced by Margot Robbie), Mopsy (voiced by Elizabeth Debicki) and Cotton-tail (voiced by Daisy Ridley), as well as cousin Benjamin (voiced by Matt Lucas) – at risk, but jeopardizes the budding relationship between new …
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Peter Rabbit Review: A Delightfully Dark and Funny Bunny Tale

Beatrix Potter's classic bunny hero gets a winsome update for the twenty-first century. The blue jacket wearing, mischievous Peter Rabbit will have you smiling from ear to ear. The film is live action with state of the art 3D animation. It is wickedly funny with just the right amount of heart. There are slapstick shenanigans galore, but cleverly tongue in cheek with multiple asides for grownups. Writer/director Will Gluck (Easy A) adds a heaping spoonful of romance. The result is an engaging storyline with wide audience appeal.

Peter Rabbit (James Corden), his three sisters, Flopsy (Margot Robbie), Mopsy (Elizabeth Debicki), and Cottontail (Daisy Ridley), live with their cousin Benjamin (Matt Lucas) in a burrow on mean old Mr. McGregor's (Sam Neill) farm. They live to raid his garden, indulging in the scrumptious array of fruits and veggies. Stealing from McGregor is dangerous business. Peter's poor father was killed
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The Gnomes go on a detective adventure in new trailer for Sherlock Gnomes

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Those adventure-loving Gnomes are back and featuring in a brand new trailer from Sherlock Gnomes from Paramount Pictures.

Related: Sherlock Gnomes First Trailer

Directed by John Stevenson with Sir Elton John serving as Executive producer (John also provides an original soundtrack alongside his writing partner Bernie Taupin) Sherlock Gnomes has an all-star voice cast with James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Ashley Jensen, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant, Mary J. Blige and Johnny Depp.

Sherlock Gnomes Official Synopsis

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 gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in
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Movie Review – A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)

A Futile and Stupid Gesture, 2018.

Directed by David Wain.

Starring Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Martin Mull, Joel McHale, Thomas Lennon, Josh Gemberling, Matt Walsh, Rick Glassman, Jon Daly, and Seth Green.

Synopsis:

In the 1970s and ’80s, National Lampoon’s success and influence creates a new media empire overseen in part by the brilliant and troubled Doug Kenney.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture, adapted from Josh Karp’s 2006 book about the rise and fall of legendary comedy outfit National Lampoon, above all else can’t be faulted for its affectionate approach to its subject matter. While Lampoon die-hards won’t learn much new, those with only a cursory knowledge of the publication’s history should find plenty to enjoy here.

Director David Wain (Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models) is certainly a game choice to tackle the material, given the distinctly Lampoon-esque tone of much of his comedy work, resulting
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Jenna Coleman’s Doctor Who Christmas Cameo Was Almost Totally Different

Issues with scheduling almost resulted in a totally different Doctor Who cameo for Jenna Coleman, whose Clara Oswald briefly returned for the festive special, “Twice Upon a Time.”

Rubbing shoulders with Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas), Coleman’s involvement had been long rumored, though it’s been revealed that the star’s stacked schedule – you can thank ITV period drama Victoria for that one – almost led to a completely different role for her former companion.

As detailed in the pages of Doctor Who Magazine (h/t Radio Times), Coleman was originally earmarked to appear alongside Mackie and Lucas. However, the stars never quite aligned, as Rachel Talalay reveals:

It would have been such a loss if Jenna hadn’t been able to appear. God knows she’s busy. This wasn’t like, ‘I don’t want to do it.’ This was like ‘I’m the star of a huge show,
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