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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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Join Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ as a Background Performer

Few studios have more in the works right now than Disney, which has projects shooting all over the world, but Atlanta, Georgia–based actors have the chance to be part of a project shooting in their backyard. “Jungle Cruise,” a new Disney film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place”), and Jack Whitehall (“Bad Education”), is looking for background performers. The story, which is based on Disneyland’s popular theme park ride, follows a small group of adventurers traveling by riverboat through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles. The production is seeking background performers for key scenes shooting over a 10–20 day period. These fun scenes are set in South America and feature natives of the continent. Male and female Latino and Hispanic performers, aged 0–80, are needed to portray people who live in the traveled areas. The shoot takes place this summer during July and August in Atlanta,
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Media Mogul Byron Allen Is Betting Billions on an Empire Anchored by The Weather Channel

Entertainment Studios Motion PicturesByron Allen will take center stage at CinemaCon April 25. He’s scheduled to welcome the National Association of Theatre Owners to the 28,000-square-foot Palace Ballroom for an early breakfast and keynote address.

Unless, you know, he doesn’t.

“I think I’m going to go,” said Allen April 17 from the Culver City set of “Funny You Should Ask.” He produces the gameshow that’s broadcast on his Comedy.TV, one of eight 24-hour networks he owns. That afternoon, he served as audience cheerleader and unofficial director, not only anchoring its quintet of comedian-panelists but also instructing “Baskets” Emmy-winner Louie Anderson and “Saturday Night Live” veteran Jon Lovitz to deliver their set-ups and punchlines again, from the top.

Presuming he does find himself in Vegas, he should find a rapt audience. People want to hear from Allen, if only to figure out what the hell he’s driving at.
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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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2019 Oscars: Best Actress Predictions

Breaking out of Sundance, Netflix-produced Tamara Jenkins drama “Private Life” (Metascore: 81) stars Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn as a couple struggling with a midlife infertility crisis. They turn to their beloved niece (Kayli Carter) to consider donating some of her eggs to the cause, to the horror of her mother (Molly Shannon). Netflix plans a fall festival break for the movie as an awards season launch.

Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette” (Metascore: 74) is a conventional arthouse play, predictably picked up by Bleecker Street (partnering with 30West). The charming British-accented biopic stars Keira Knightley as a smart young French beauty plucked from the country in Burgundy to marry a sophisticated older Parisian, womanizer Henri Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West). She ghostwrites his “Willy” potboilers for him until she eventually grows into her own identity as a woman writer, stage performer and lover of women. Knightley and West are both superb in the well-mounted period movie,
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Weekend Box Office Report: April 20-22, 2018

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A Quiet Place makes more box office noise! The hushed thriller A Quiet Place sneaked back into first place at the box office this weekend with an estimated $22 million! Traveling on strong word-of-mouth, director-star John Krasinski's PG-13 horror movie has now collected a $132.3 million domestic total on its third weekend in theaters. Krasinski's and Emily Blunt's... Read More...
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Weekend Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Top Spot in Third Week

After a lively, unpredictable weekend at the box office weekend estimates have A Quiet Place edging out Rampage to reclaim the top spot with $22 million 3,808 locations. John Krasinski's horror hit has been a doozy at the box office, opening to an impressive $50+ million before falling behind the blockbuster appeal of The Rock's Rampage in its second weekend. A Quiet Place roared back to the top spot this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $132 million. The film stars Krasinski alongside real-life wife Emily Blunt as a pair of parents trying to keep their …
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Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Back on Top, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Smokes Projections

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Back on Top, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Smokes Projections
A Quiet Place” had another noisy weekend at the domestic box office, reclaiming the No. 1 slot in its third frame.

John Krasinski’s thriller co-starring Emily Blunt continued on its stellar run, earning $22 million from 3,808 locations. “A Quiet Place” had another impressive holdover, declining only 34% to bring its domestic tally to $132 million. That was enough to top Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” and Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty.”

Bumped down to No. 2, Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” collected $21 million in 4,115 theaters in its second weekend. So far, the film has made $66.6 million at the North American box office. Luckily, “Rampage” has been able to justify its expensive price tag with a strong international showing. It has crossed the $200 million mark overseas, claiming $57 million this weekend. That brings its global tally to $283 million.

Stx’s “I Feel Pretty” bowed in third with $16.2 million from 3,440 theaters. The Schumer-led comedy also features Michelle Williams,
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SXSW Exclusive Interview – Director Sebastian Gutierrez and stars Carla Gugino and Abbey Lee discuss Elizabeth Harvest

Rafael Motamayor chats with writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez, and stars Carla Gugino and Abbey Lee on folktales, directing your partner, fainting in the theater and more…

Where did you get the idea for Elizabeth Harvest?

Sebastian Gutierrez: Well, the film is based on the tale of Bluebeard, which is a French folktale. It is not very well known in the U.S., here they go “is that like the pirate?” but in Europe and Latin-America it is very well known, I new it as Barba Azul. It was always in the back of my mind as a very scary thing, you know. It is kind of like The Shining, with the person you love going crazy and trying to kill you, and that really resonates with me [his partner, Carla, laughs]. I always thought about that character and I was always interested in how it was portrayed sort of a likeable monster, with the
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Edgar Ramirez and Jesse Plemons to play villains opposite Dwayne Johnson in Jungle Cruise

As casting continues on Disney’s Jungle Cruise, it has been reported that the Dwayne Johnson-headlined adventure movie has cast Edgar Ramirez (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and Jesse Plemons (Game Night) in villainous roles.

The movie, an adaptation of the Disney theme park ride, is being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) and sees Johnson as a riverboat captain cursed with immortality who takes Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) down river on her quest to search for the Tree of Life. Jack Whitehall (Bad Education) is also on board as Blunt’s brother.

Ramirez is said to be playing a man with a conquistador background who is one of the story’s villains. As yet, there’s no word on Plemons’ character, save for the fact that he’s also a bad guy.

Jungle Cruise is set to begin shooting this summer, with Collet-Serra directing from
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‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations

‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations
John Krasinski’s surprise hit “A Quiet Place” has returned to its No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the domestic box office with $20 million from 3,808 theaters, up 219 sites from last weekend.

In second is last weekend’s box office topper, Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” with about $18 million from 4,115 theaters. The action film opened to $35 million last weekend, narrowly beating out “A Quiet Place’s” second frame.

A Quiet Place” stars Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt as a couple trying to keep their family safe in a world populated by aliens that hunt based on sound. The Paramount film has grossed a respectable $116 million through Friday, including $56 million from foreign markets.

In its first seven days, Warner Bros.’ “Rampage” has earned $187 million globally to a $120 million production budget, with $141 million from overseas. Directed by Brad Peyton and also starring Naomie Harris, the film follows Johnson’s scientist David Okoye, who
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Emily Blunt on taking over from Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins Returns

Following her role in husband John Krasinski’s acclaimed horror A Quiet Place, Emily Blunt will next be seen taking on the iconic role of Mary Poppins in Disney’s upcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns.

Speaking to Variety, the actress has been chatting about stepping into the shoes of Julie Andrews and what drew her to the film, which reunites her with her Into the Woods director Rob Marshall.

“Rob Marshall called me a couple of years ago and pitched it to me,” said Blunt. “The script hadn’t been written and they hadn’t written the songs, they were just crafting a narrative. He explained that this was much more in the same world as the books. It’s set in the ’30s during the Great Depression, which is when P.L. Travers wrote them. It was the idea of having a darker backdrop in which hope could reappear from the skies.
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Director Jon Krasinski Explains How Farts and Coughs Work in “A Quiet Place”

The title of the project is a literal exaggeration of the piece. A Quiet Place is meant to be quiet. If you don’t know yet, the basic plot of the story involves a family that must survive in silence, as they hide from a creature that hunts primarily by sound. It’s a project that many people might not consider associating with the movie’s star/director Jon Krasinski. Krasinski also stars in the film alongside his real-life spouse, Emily Blunt After learning more about the film, we get the association to Krasinski because it’s actually a brilliant and creative thought. There are

Director Jon Krasinski Explains How Farts and Coughs Work in “A Quiet Place
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Dwayne Johnson's Jungle Cruise Movie Has Found Its Villain: Jesse Plemons

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Disney has recruited Dwayne Johnson to lead its film adaptation of the Jungle Cruise ride (à la Pirates of the Caribbean), and now production on the movie is really starting to heat up. In April 2017, the Baywatch actor shared a photo of him on the Disney World ride, above, noting that he was "diving head first" into researching the role and that "this is such an amazing, fantastical and cool world to build out." Now a full year has passed, and plenty more details have come out about Jungle Cruise since then. Here's what we know!

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The Cast

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Disney is not messing around when it comes to lining up an A-list cast. Johnson is starring as a 1920s riverboat captain who ends
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Was The Americans Way Too Dark? Did Scandal Evoke Obama? How Meta Was Lucifer/Bones Xover? And More TV Qs!

Was The Americans Way Too Dark? Did Scandal Evoke Obama? How Meta Was Lucifer/Bones Xover? And More TV Qs!
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Supergirl, Lucifer, The Americans and Scandal!

1 | In Lost in Space Episode 7, why didn’t they dig out the pinned-down guy versus lift the tanker off him? Or, at least take any step to plug up the fuel hole once it was exposed? And in Episode 8, while quietly trying to elude the blind cave creatures, did you half-expect John Krasinski and Emily Blunt to show up?

2 | What does Hawaii Five-0‘s McGarrett mean that
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Box Office: ‘Super Troopers 2’ Tops Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ on Thursday Night

Fox’s “Super Troopers 2” has topped Amy Schumer’s comedy “I Feel Pretty” with $1.4 million at 1,850 North American locations on Thursday night.

STXfilms’ “I Feel Pretty” took in $1 million from 2,600 sites during Thursday previews.

Super Troopers 2” reunites the five stars of the original 2001 film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Erik Stolhanske, collectively known as Broken Lizard. The quintet plays profane Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks and feuding with other local law enforcement officers. The sequel, which was crowd-funded in 2015 with an impressive $4.4 million from fans of the original, is forecast to finish the weekend with about $6 million.

Super Troopers 2’s” preview earnings indicate that it may outperform forecasts as it nearly matched the $1.5 million from R-rated “Blockers,” which went on to open with $20.6 million on its April 6 launch weekend. The film, which is expanding Friday to 2,038 venues, carries a 32% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Jesse Plemons Is Also Playing A Villain In Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’

Following the news that Edgar Ramirez has signed up for the new live-action Disney movie Jungle Cruise, we hear that Breaking Bad star Jesse Plemons has also joined the cast. Both will play villains in the soon-to-start-production movie, which will be released in 2019.

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, and Jack Whitehall lead the cast of the Disney film, which is based on their hugely popular Disneyland ride of the same name.

Jaume Collet-Serra, is directing.

Johnson is a boat captain who takes a sister (Blunt) and her brother (Jack Whitehall) on a mission to find a tree believed to posses healing powers. Wild animals and a competing German expedition figure into the proceedings.

Plemons was last seen in the hilarious comedy Game Night.

Shooting kicks off in May. More as we get it.

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‘Jungle Cruise’ Adds ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Jesse Plemons as Another Villain

‘Jungle Cruise’ Adds ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Jesse Plemons as Another Villain
The Jungle Cruise cast continues to be grow, and it’s getting even stronger. Jesse Plemons is the latest addition to the Disney film, which also stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. How many villains does Disney’s Jungle Cruise need? At least two, it seems, because Variety reports Breaking Bad, Game Night and Fright Night Lights actor Jesse Plemons has joined […]

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Jesse Plemons Joins Dwayne Johnson in Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'

Jesse Plemons Joins Dwayne Johnson in Disney's 'Jungle Cruise'
Jesse Plemons, who starred in Black Mass and Bridge of Spies, is boarding Disney's Jungle Cruise, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

He joins Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall and Edgar Ramirez in the feature adaptation of Disney's own theme-park ride. Jaume Collet-Serra, the filmmaker behind The Shallows and Liam Neeson films such as The Commuter and Non-Stop, will helm the project, which is set in the early 20th century in the Amazon jungle.

Plemons will play a villain in Jungle Cruise, with Johnson in the role of a boat captain who takes his sister (Blunt) and her brother...
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Jesse Plemons Lands Villain Role Opposite Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ (Exclusive)

Jesse Plemons Lands Villain Role Opposite Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ (Exclusive)
Jesse Plemons is setting sail with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s “The Jungle Cruise,” sources tell Variety.

Plemons will play one of the film’s villains. As previously announced, Edgar Ramirez and Jack Whitehall are also on board.

Jaume Collet-Serra is directing the movie based on the classic theme park attraction, which operates in several Disney Parks across the globe and takes guests on a guided tour through the rivers of the world. Michael Green (“Logan”) penned the most recent draft of the script, rewritten from screenplay by J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

Disney plans to develop the film as a possible franchise in the vein of its billion-dollar “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.

John Davis and John Fox will produce via Davis Entertainment; Beau Flynn will produce with his FlynnPictureCo. banner; and Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia will produce through Seven Bucks Productions. Scott Sheldon is co-producing the movie,
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