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See the life of a royal dog in trailer for ‘The Queen’s Corgi’

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Ever wondered what the life of a Royal Corgi would be like? Why not find out with a new trailer from Lionsgate UK for ‘The Queen’s Corgi’.

Directed by Ben Stassen (A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures, Thunder and the House of Magic) and Vincent Kesteloot (The Wild Life), written by Rob Sprackling and John R. Smith (Gnomeo and Juliet), and produced by nWave Pictures.

Voice cast includes Jack Whitehall is Rex, Ray Winstone is Tyson, Julie Walters is The Queen, Sheridan Smith is Wanda, Matt Lucas is Charlie and Tom Courtenay as The Duke of Edinburgh.

Also in trailers – Sophie Turner loses control in trailer for ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’

The film is released on July 5th

The Queen’s Corgi Synopsis

Rex is the Queen’s Top Dog – a spoilt little corgi who lives a life of luxury in Buckingham Palace. But when Rex winds up in a London Dog’s Home,
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Let’s Get Weird! Cinematic Oddities

Tom Jolliffe looks at the weird wonders of cinema…

There are pretty standard films when it comes to cinema. It could be straight horror (masked killer stalks teens) or Die Hard formula. Sometimes a film lowdown tells you everything you need to know about what you’re about to watch. To an extent this brings comfort to cinema goers. Look at the Top 100 highest grossing films and you’d be hard pressed to find anything hugely unconventional.

Of course you can have alien characters in strange alien worlds, but it’s still told in a conventional way. Star Wars for instance which at its core is pure, Kurosawa infused Samurai cinema or a film like Guardians of the Galaxy despite its talking raccoons and Groot, is a recognisable adventure formula. However, sometimes a film defies explanation, logic or understanding. Look at David Lynch’s career. He’s made a name
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Guy Ritchie’s ‘Toff Guys’ Gets New Title, Chadwick Boseman In ’21 Bridges’, ‘Bad Moms’ Moms’ & More: Stx At CinemaCon

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Chairman of Motion Picture Group Adam Fogelson began Stx’s CinemaCon session this morning heralding the mini-major’s progress with female-driven fare.

“18% of our films are directed by women, and 64% have had women in the lead role. 14% have had entire female led teams” and how the mini-major is an “artist friendly studio…that attracts star talent not once, but brings them back again and again.”

“We know there is still work to be done and we applaud the 4% initiative, we know as an industry we can do better,” added Fogelson.

They showed trailers for this Friday’s Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell drama The Best of Enemies, about Civil rights activist Ann Atwater school integration face off with C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina.

Also, shown a trailer for their geriatric $8M+ Afm pick-up Poms starring Diane Keaton who creates an elder
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Bo Report: ‘Captain Marvel’ to the rescue, a triumph for female creatives

Brie Larson in ‘Captain Marvel’ (Photo credit: Disney).

After a terrible start to the year with grosses down 12 per cent on the same period last year, Australian exhibitors had something to cheer about last weekend thanks to Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel.

Starring Brie Larson as the first female Marvel character to front her own movie, the sci-fi fantasy co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck notched the biggest debut of 2019 and an all-time record for March.

The estimated Us launch of $US153 million ranks as the third biggest in March behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Warner Bros’ Batman v. Superman. The global total of $US455 million was the sixth highest ever and the second best for a superhero film behind Avengers : Infinity War.

It is a triumph for many women behind the camera including co-director and writer Boden, co-screenwriter Geneva Robertson-Dworet, story credits for Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman,
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Michael Caine in King Of Thieves Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital March 26th

A star-studded cast pulls off one of the biggest bank heists in history when King of Thieves arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital March 26 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Based on the unbelievable true story of the Hatton Garden Heist, this hilarious and thrilling crime caper stars two-time Oscar® winner Michael Caine, Oscar® winner Jim Broadbent, two-time Oscar® nominee Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, with Golden Globe® nominee Michael Gambon, and Ray Winstone. From director James Marsh (The Theory of Everything) and from producer Michelle Wright (Baby Driver), the King of Thieves Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Check out this trailer:

A famous thief in his younger years, widower Brian Reader, 77 years of age, pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot an unprecedented burglary at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit. The thieves, all in
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Bo Report: Post-Oscars bump for ‘Green Book’ as ‘Greta’ tanks

Green Book.’

Three Academy Awards including best film and for supporting actor Mahershala Ali gave Green Book a sizable bounce in Australian cinemas last weekend while the best actor Oscar for Rami Malek has helped prolong Bohemian Rhapsody’s marathon run.

In other respects it was another bleak trading session as family adventure A Dog’s Way Home had a mediocre opening, well ahead of the other wide new releases, English heist caper King of Thieves and gory thriller Greta.

Flying the Nest, an animated family film which follows a young bird who sets off on a journey through a harsh and unrelenting winter in order to reunite with his true love, had minimal impact as an alternate content release.

Cinemas are marking time until the arrival this Thursday of Disney/Marvel’s Captain Marvel. The top 20 titles collectively generated $9.7 million, 6 per cent down on the previous weekend according to Numero.
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BritBox Boards Jeff Pope Dramas ‘The Barking Murders’ & ‘The Hatton Garden Heist’ – TCA

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BritBox, the U.S. streaming service operated by ITV and BBC Studios, has boarded two British crime dramas from Jeff PopeThe Barking Murders (w/t) and Timothy Spall-fronted The Hatton Garden Heist.

The digital platform, which recently surpassed the half million subscriber mark, revealed the new originals at TCA.

The Office co-creator and Hello Ladies star Stephen Merchant will star in The Barking Murders with The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Cleaning Up star Sheridan Smith and Donkey Punch star Jaime Winstone. The BBC One drama tells the story of the notorious Essex crime spree. Merchant plays serial rapist and killer Stephen Port, while Smith plays Sarah Sak, the mother of Anthony Walgate, his first victim. Winstone, daughter of Ray Winstone, plays Donna Taylor, sister of victim Jack Taylor.

Meanwhile, The Hatton Garden Heist is a four-part drama that takes a look inside the London jewelry heist. The ITV series,
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Stephen Merchant, Sheridan Smith & Jaime Winstone To Star In BBC Crime Drama ‘The Barking Murders’

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Stephen Merchant, Sheridan Smith & Jaime Winstone To Star In BBC Crime Drama ‘The Barking Murders’
The Office co-creator and Hello Ladies star Stephen Merchant will topline British crime drama The Barking Murders.

Merchant, who is also starring in forthcoming wrestling feature Fighting with My Family, will star alongside The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Cleaning Up star Sheridan Smith and Donkey Punch star Jaime Winstone in the factual drama. Deadline understands a U.S. deal is set to be revealed imminently. The series, which will commence filming this spring, is written by Jeff Pope and Neil McKay, the team behind The Moorside and Appropriate Adult.

The BBC One drama tells the story of the notorious Essex crime spree. Merchant plays serial rapist and killer Stephen Port, while Smith plays Sarah Sak, the mother of Anthony Walgate, his first victim. Winstone, daughter of Ray Winstone, plays Donna Taylor, sister of victim Jack Taylor.

The series, which is directed by David Blair (Reg), tell the story from the point of view of the families of Port’s victims
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Studiocanal’s Elizabeth Trotman turns down London promotion

Elizabeth Trotman

Studiocanal Australia/New Zealand CEO Elizabeth Trotman is staying put after turning down the offer to run the company’s UK’s operations.

Instead, Anna Marsh, Studiocanal’s executive VP of international distribution, has been named as UK MD, starting on March 1. She will continue to run international sales out of London.

Trotman’s appointment was announced last October, filling the position vacated by Danny Perkins, who departed to set up his own business. Subsequently she decided not to make the move due to family-related visa issues.

Currently en route to the Berlin International Film Festival, she has been in that position since 2016 after serving as general manager sales and marketing. Previously she was in charge of marketing for Hoyts Distribution in Nz, and has also worked for BBC Worldwide, Warner Bros and Disney.

The distributor’s release slate includes Grant Sputore’s I Am Mother, which has
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‘King of Thieves’ Film Review: Michael Caine Leads a Charming Crew of Retired Gangsters

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‘King of Thieves’ Film Review: Michael Caine Leads a Charming Crew of Retired Gangsters
James Marsh’s heist-caper “King of Thieves” reunites beloved British actors for a story that’s familiar yet still surprising. In a rat pack that includes Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Ray Winstone, these mild-mannered gents play retired criminals who unite for one last tantalizing score: the chance to steal over £200 million in jewels and money.

Brian (Caine) is the reluctant leader of this grizzly pack, breaking his promise to his late wife to leave his notorious days behind him. But he knows a score too good to pass up, and when timid, but criminally minded whippersnapper Basil shows him a way into a high-security vault holding millions worth of goods, Brian rallies his troops for one last show. Basil ingratiates his way into their company as an expert in wiring and as the person who knows everything there is to know about their target.

Their crew is a motley one.
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King of Thieves Review: All-Star Cast Overshadows England's Biggest Heist

King of Thieves Review: All-Star Cast Overshadows England's Biggest Heist
King of Thieves is based on the infamous burglary of the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company in 2015. It was a crime that mesmerized Great Britain for the hundred of millions stolen, and the advanced age of the perpetrators. A geriatric gang of career criminals pulled off the heist. They are portrayed in the film by a venerable all-star team of British actors. King of Thieves fascinates more as a character study than true crime story. The bickering, greed, and backhanded nature of thievery takes center stage from the robbery.

The great Michael Caine stars as Brian Reader, a recent widower with a lifetime of criminal activity. The loss of his wife has him despondent and aimless. He hangs around an old crew of gangster pals. His best friend is Terry (Jim Broadbent), who's kind looking face hides a nasty brute. A smidge younger is Danny (Ray Winstone), a cocky extrovert
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‘King Of Thieves’: Not Even Michael Caine & A Murderers’ Row Of Amazing British Actors Can Rescue This Heist Film [Review]

“One last job” takes on new meaning in the heist film, “King of Thieves,” populated by septuagenarians, octogenarians, and a sprightly 61-year-old Ray Winstone. Led by Michael Caine, the crew features more of Britain’s finest aging actors, providing a masculine alternative to every Anglophile’s dream movie, “Tea with the Dames.” His co-stars include Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, and Tom Courtenay, with “Daredevil” star Charlie Cox bringing down the arithmetic mean.

Continue reading ‘King Of Thieves’: Not Even Michael Caine & A Murderers’ Row Of Amazing British Actors Can Rescue This Heist Film [Review] at The Playlist.
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“King of Thieves” Is A Royal Disappointment

It’s a huge bummer when a movie wastes incredible talent. Any film that boasts a cast like this, with Michael Caine at the top in a starring role, teaming up with Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Michael Gambon, and Ray Winstone, the final product should be way better. Throw in a quality director like James Marsh at the helm and this sounds like the talents behind an Oscar contender. Well, opening this week, King of Thieves is not that. This heist tale is slowly paced, dull, and a shall of what it could have been. Alas, this was a big time letdown. The film is a “based on a true story” crime drama. Centered on infamous true events in England, we follow a famous thief named Brian Reader (Caine) as he gets back in the game. Mourning the loss of his wife, he begins to pull together a
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King of Thieves – Escape Room Review

Matthew Lee tries out the King of Thieves Escape Room…

Escape rooms have really taken off among millennials and Gen Z’s in the last few years. The concept is generally pretty simple: solve clues, riddles, and puzzles to unlock certain parts of the room to advance to the next stage. Do this within 1 hour and you’re free to go.

So the notion of creating an escape room based on the British crime film King of Thieves makes sense.

For the uninitiated, King of Thieves is based on the true story of the Hatton Garden jewellery heist over Easter weekend in 2015. A band of aged-crooks, along with a young, tech-savvy insider, go for one last heist. Having stolen £200 millions worth of jewels, money, and gold billions, it is regarded as the biggest burglary in UK legal history. It is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download, and you
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Charlie Cox on ‘King of Thieves’ and His Reaction to ‘Daredevil’s Cancellation

Directed by James Marsh and written by Joe Penhall, the crime drama King of Thieves is based on the real-life story about a crew of retired crooks in their 70s who pull off a major heist in London’s jewelry district. What starts off as a seemingly easy smash-and-grab turns into a nightmare when greed gets the better of them. The film stars Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse, Michael Gambon, Ray Winstone and Charlie Cox. During this 1-on-1 interview with Collider, actor Charlie Cox (who plays Basil, the youngest and most mysterious …
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King Of Thieves: Michael Caine Knows His Diamonds in Exclusive Clip

James Marsh's (the other one) crime film King of Thieves will be in theaters and On Demand and Digital HD this Friday, January 25th. Screen Anarchy has an exclusive clip from the flick to share with you today. In it, Michael Caine gives Charlie Cox a lesson in diamond quality. Check it out, along with the trailer, below.    A true crime film about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.   King of Thieves stars Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse with Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone....

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Review: ‘King of Thieves’ is a Jovial Heist Film Featuring UK’s Finest

It’s not about the robbery. King of Thieves wouldn’t be worth telling if it was just watching these senior actors ranging from 60 to 85 fictitiously accomplish the “biggest jewel heist in British history” since there obviously won’t be any foot-chases or complex wire-suspended acrobatics. No, the reason this tale (adapted by Joe Penhall from a Vanity Fair article by Mark Seal) proves interesting is due to the characters they portray. How do diabetes, incontinence, and hearing loss affect their chances of success? What incentive do these seasoned criminals have to avoid using their wiles to take advantage of the others regardless of any notions of friendship they might possess? And exactly how menacing can their jovial smiles turn once a million quid is put on the line?

Good on director James Marsh and the producers for seeing what must have been a huge news reveal back in 2015 (the
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‘King of Thieves’ DVD Review

Stars: Jim Broadbent, Michael Gambon, Michael Caine, Ray Winstone, Charlie Cox, Francesca Annis, Tom Courtenay, Kellie Shirley, Paul Whitehouse | Written by Joe Penhall | Directed by James Marsh

Based on infamous true events, a famous thief, Brian Reader (Sir Michael Caine), pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot the biggest bank heist in British history. The thieves manage to escape with allegedly over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and money. When police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the eccentric gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other.

James Marsh’s King of Thieves, at its fingertips, has jocular and theatrical cockney crime caper in the same vein as Guy Ritchie’s Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. Utilising what’s an all-star British cast, primarily made of
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Win King of Thieves on DVD

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To mark the release of King of Thieves on 21st January, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on DVD.

King Of Thieves is the incredible true story of the spectacular Hatton Garden diamond heist, the biggest and most daring in British history, humorously told through career best performances from a stellar cast; Sir Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay and Charlie Cox.

King Of Thieves is written by Joe Penhall and directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents only

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Open to UK residents only The competition will close 24th January 2019 at 23.59 GMT The winner will be picked at random from entries received No cash alternative is available To coincide with Gdpr regulations, competition entry information will not be stored once the competition has ended and the winners have been chosen and prizes sent out.
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Do I amuse you?! Martin Scorsese’s Six Best Hits

Arguably the finest filmmaker of the modern era, Martin Scorsese has continued to entertain and thrill fans with his cinematic brilliance and gripping storylines. The Italian-American has enjoyed a career spanning five decades, generating a reputation that has seen him credited with making some of the best films in history. Although he won’t be in the running for the Oscars best director in 2019, Scorsese has won over 140 awards during his illustrious career and remains one of the most poignant directors in Hollywood, often accumulating praise from the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio and Robert De Niro.

With over 20 films to his name, Scorsese has enjoyed his success after venturing into somewhat unknown territory with his unique style and risky approach to a range of genres. Here, we take a look at Scorsese’s six best hits, and if truth be told, it’s not easy to define them.

6. Shutter Island
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