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Crazy Rich Asians: You Might Not Recognize Nick Now, but You Will

Crazy Rich Asians: You Might Not Recognize Nick Now, but You Will
Josh in Clueless. Joe in You've Got Mail. Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Diary. Rom-com heroes are some of the biggest fan favorites in film. More and more, they're played by established actors with built-in fan bases, although that's not always the case: some of your favorite characters were played by actors before they were famous! With the upcoming release of Crazy Rich Asians, it looks like we might have a new leading man to love.

Actor Henry Golding plays Nick Young, the handsome and brilliant history professor descended from Singaporean wealth who's one half of the film's central couple. If you're wondering why he doesn't look too familiar, well, that's because he's a relative newcomer. But not to worry, we've put together all the info we can on your new Summer movie crush.

Crazy Rich Asians is, it turns out, Golding's first feature film role! But it won't be his last.
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Crazy Rich Asians: You Might Not Recognize Nick Now, but You Will

Crazy Rich Asians: You Might Not Recognize Nick Now, but You Will
Josh in Clueless. Joe in You've Got Mail. Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones's Diary. Rom-com heroes are some of the biggest fan favorites in film. More and more, they're played by established actors with built-in fan bases, although that's not always the case: some of your favorite characters were played by actors before they were famous! With the upcoming release of Crazy Rich Asians, it looks like we might have a new leading man to love.

Actor Henry Golding plays Nick Young, the handsome and brilliant history professor descended from Singaporean wealth who's one half of the film's central couple. If you're wondering why he doesn't look too familiar, well, that's because he's a relative newcomer. But not to worry, we've put together all the info we can on your new Summer movie crush.

Crazy Rich Asians is, it turns out, Golding's first feature film role! But it won't be his last.
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Forget Being a Tall Glass of Water, Colin Firth Is Our Cup of Tea

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Forget Being a Tall Glass of Water, Colin Firth Is Our Cup of Tea
There are plenty of lovable English actors in Hollywood, but there's just something about Colin Firth that makes him extra dreamy. The 57-year-old first stole our hearts when he played Mr. Darcy in the BBC series Pride and Prejudice, and our obsession only intensified when he starred in movies like Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually, and Mamma Mia!. Aside from being a critically acclaimed actor, Colin is also a devoted family man. He's been married to his wife, Livia Giuggioli, since 1997, and together they have two sons, Luca, 17, and Matteo, 14. Colin is also father to son Will, 27, with ex Meg Tilly. As he gets ready to reprise his role as Harry in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, look back at his best moments over the years.
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Official top 10 UK DVD/Blu-ray franchises of 2017 announced

Kirsten Howard Feb 9, 2018

You think you're ready to know how many copies of Mrs Brown's Boys people bought on DVD last year. But you are not ready...

The annual entertainment franchise report, commissioned by the Official Charts Company, has now been released, and it seems as though 2017 was a predictably great year for brands like Star Wars, Game Of Thrones and Paw Patrol, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story helping the Disney-owned franchise streak well into the lead in terms of overall DVD and Blu-ray sales, at 1.19 million units sold. Add that release to the consistently-selling likes of previous outing The Force Awakens and you've got yourself a combined figure of 1.49 million units - certainly nothing to sniff at these days, as streaming slowly becomes the more popular option for lots of geeks.

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Horror The Rizen gets Us release – Trailer and Photos

The Rizen Invades VOD This January! Featuring Sally Phillips, Bruce Payne and Adrian Edmondson A door to unspeakable horror opens this January. Laura Swift (The Snowman), Sally Phillips (the Bridget Jones series), Bruce Payne (Warlock III, Passenger 57), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Tom Goodman Hill (Everest) and The Young OnesAdrian Edmondson star in writer-director Matt …

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An Exclusive Clip Rises for The Rizen

The government, man! You just never know what on earth they’re gonna be pulling next! One second they’re pardoning turkeys, and the next – Bam – they friggin’ unleash The Rizen. Laura Swift (The Snowman), Sally Phillips (the Bridget Jones series), Bruce Payne (Warlock III, Passenger 57), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Lucy), Tom Goodman Hill (Everest), and The […]

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Please Watch A Christmas Prince, Netflix's Unintentionally Hilarious Holiday Romance

When it comes to watching cheesy romance movies, I like to think my tolerance is fairly high. Sure, I cherish Never Been Kissed and Bridget Jones's Diary, but I also have a soft spot for . . . Beauty and the Briefcase. And From Prada to Nada. Oh, and Pizza My Heart (Yes, Pizza My Heart). There's something comforting about sinking into the couch and getting wrapped up in the pure fluff of these movies' romantic entanglements, and I won't apologize for it. Some people meditate or go for a run to let off steam; I like to watch B-list actors get themselves into relationship problems that would be solved in real life with a single text message. That's why, upon spotting Netflix's new original holiday movie, A Christmas Prince - Note: not to be confused with My Christmas Prince or A Princess For Christmas - I was ready to shut off my
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Renee Zellweger Denies Trading 'Sexual Favors' for Career Advancement

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Don't believe what you hear about Bridget Jones's Diary star Renee Zellweger. Apparently a class-action lawsuit against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein claims that both Zellweger and Charlize Theron traded sex with Weinstein in return for help with their careers. Zellwegger says Weinstein is "full of sh*t" if that's what he's claiming.

Via Us Weekly.

Fighting back. Renee Zellweger is denouncing allegations that she had inappropriate encounters with Harvey Weinstein in order to escalate her career.

The claims came to light in a class-action lawsuit that six unnamed women recently filed against Weinstein, alleging that Zellweger, 48, and Charlize Theron both ascended in their professional endeavors by performing “sexual favors” for Weinstien, 65.

“If Harvey said that, he’s full of shit,” a rep for the Bridget Jones actress, who has starred in several
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The BBC Is Working On A Les Miserables TV Series

One of the biggest musicals of the decade is 2012’s Les Miserables, an adaptation of the hugely successful stage production featuring an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen and many more. It was an awards magnet, too, achieving a whopping eight nominations at the Oscars that year and earning Hathaway a Best Supporting Actress gong.

You’d think that no one would attempt to top this surely definitive version of the story so soon then, but actually, you’d be wrong. According to industry insider The Knowledge, the BBC is working on a new TV series based on the original 19th century novel written by Victor Hugo. Screenwriter Andrew Davies – whose past credits include House of Cards and Bridget Jones’ Diary (so he’s clearly versatile) – is set to adapt the book, and the hunt for a cast has now begun.
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Why Freddy Got Fingered Isn't the Bomb Everyone Remembers

Why Freddy Got Fingered Isn't the Bomb Everyone Remembers
At the height of his fame, Tom Green was allowed to make his first standalone movie as a leading man. But by all accounts, 2001's Freddy Got Fingered was a substantial bomb, and decimated his future in film. Case in point, he hasn't been in one for a long while. But as Tom Green sees it, the movie didn't bomb. In fact, according to him, it was a financial success and could have done a lot better in theaters had it not be rated R. He has his own theory on why the numbers weren't bigger. He places the blame on Crocodile Dundee.

People probably haven't been thinking much about Freddy Got Fingered. It enjoys its own limited cult cache, and it made the news in early 2016, when a man was arrested for not returning his VHS rental of the asinine comedy after 14 years. But the movie has pretty much
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Awkward romance for beginners: what will a school run by the makers of Love Actually teach?

Working Title, the film company behind Four Weddings and Bridget Jones, plans to open a school in London. Just imagine what could be on the Curtis-icculum

The films of Working Title offer an uncannily accurate depiction of exactly how life in the UK isn’t. Love Actually, Four Weddings, Bridget Jones, Notting Hill – all charming little pantomimes of townhouses in leafy Zone 1 streets, plummy accents, inexplicable affluence and dithery and apologetic lovemaking. No one in London has ever lived like this, partly because no one knows how to. This makes news that Working Title plans to open a school for 16- to 19-year-olds in 2019, training a diverse new generation of filmmakers, quite intriguing. Could it also teach us how to achieve a life as seen in Working Title’s films? Could you finally lead an existence Richard Curtis himself would be proud of? The answer, dear reader, is an emphatic “perhaps.
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Paddington 2 movie review: wrap yourself up in this bear hug

MaryAnn’s quick take… There is such kindness here, such humanity, such warmth and optimism. This is a fantasy of unique scope and astonishing emotional depth beneath the silliness. I’m “biast” (pro): adore the first movie, love the cast

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have read the source material (and I am indifferent about it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Is Paddington 2 actually better than its predecessor, a feat of sequelism that is shockingly rare? Or is it simply that the world has gone so much to sh– well, an angry, naughty word that a polite young bear such as Paddington would never use — in the three years since the first film was released that 2’s gentleness and optimism is so much more necessary, so much more welcome, so much greater a contrast to reality?

Coming soon to a theater near
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Blue Sky’s ‘Ferdinand’ Gets A New Trailer

Following on from Peter Rabbit and Sherlock Gnomes, both of which got a brand new trailer today, Blue Sky has released a new promo for their upcoming animated adventure Ferdinand, which lands in UK cinemas this December.

After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover.

From Carlos Saldanha (The Ice Age and Rio franchises) and inspired by the beloved book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, “Ferdinand” is a heartwarming animated comedy adventure from Blue Sky Studios that tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. John Cena (Trainwreck, Daddy’s Home) leads an all-star cast that includes Kate McKinnon (Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, The Angry Birds Movie), Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon,
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Four Weddings and a Funeral Series Eyed at Hulu, With Mindy Kaling as EP

Four Weddings and a Funeral Series Eyed at Hulu, With Mindy Kaling as EP
Get your tux out of storage, and brush up on your sign language: Hulu is developing a series based on the 1994 romantic comedy Four Weddings and a Funeral — and there’s a big name on the guest list.

Mindy Kaling — famously a rom-com aficionado — and her fellow Mindy Project writer Matt Warburton are onboard to write and executive-produce the series, according to our sister site Deadline, which would be an hour-long anthology, following a different group of friends and their matrimonial adventures each season. Richard Curtis, who wrote the original film, is also an Ep of the prospective Hulu series,
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First image and trailer for ‘Monster Family’

Altitude Film Distribution have announced that original family comedy Monster Family will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 2nd March 2018.

Monster Family follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan, Frank, Emma and their kids Max and Fay – under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats. When they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their own monstrous party costumes, they must pull together to battle real-life beasts; reverse the curse; and prove that even a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster can eventually form one big happy family.

Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Nick Frost (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who); Monster Family is based on the best-selling novel by David Safier.
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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic

Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic
Path&#233 and Calamity Films have set a February 2018 start date for principal photography on Judy, based on the true story of Judy Garland's final concerts in London. Actress Renee Zellweger, Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee (Bridget Jones's Diary, Cold Mountain and Chicago), will play Judy Garland; and celebrated British stage director, Rupert Goold (a Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner) will direct. No release date has been set at this time and it remains to be seen how many more roles need to be filled out.

The story is set in Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show,
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Renée Zellweger will star as Judy Garland in new biopic

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Six years ago actress Renée Zellweger decided to take a long hiatus, and last year returned to the big screen in Bridget Jones’S Baby. Now the actress is back to work, and after putting out several new movies has just landed her most high-profile role in years as one of America’s most beloved starlets of the Golden Age of movies: Judy Garland. The news broke... Read More...
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Renee Zellweger Will Play Judy Garland

Somewhere over the rainbow, Bridget Jones is playing Judy Garland in a feature film about her final years. Now, it’s going to happen and we should expect it to hit the cinemas soon. This is going to be an exciting film for fans of the legend and Bridget Jones. It’s going to be a tough act to follow for her. Renee Zellweger will star in the movie Judy, playing the role of the legendary actress. The story of the film is set in winter 1968. Garland arrives in London to perform a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town.

Renee Zellweger Will Play Judy Garland
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Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Biopic About Icon's Last Years

Renee Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in Biopic About Icon's Last Years
The tragic end to Judy Garland’s glamorous life is getting the screen treatment.

Renee Zellweger is set to star as the icon in Judy, a biopic about Garland’s final concerts in London in 1968, according to Variety. Filming will reportedly start in February 2018 in the British capital.

The movie will follow the Wizard of Oz actress as she heads to London for a five-week tour and explore her fragile state at the time. According to the outlet, the movie will also focus on her management problems and her various relationships.

The script, written by The Crown‘s Tom Edge,
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Renée Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in “Judy”

Zellweger in “Bridget Jones’s Baby”

It’s been over a decade since Renée Zellweger starred as Roxie Hart in “Chicago,” but the actress seems poised to show off her impressive pipes in the near future. The Oscar winner has signed on to play Judy Garland in an upcoming drama about the “Wizard of Oz” star, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. Titled “Judy,” the film is based on the true story of the Hollywood legend’s final concerts in London, held in 1968. While THR doesn’t specify whether or not the pic will feature Zellweger on the mic, it seems likely that she’ll sing given “Judy’s” subject matter.

The project takes place “30 years since ‘the world’s greatest entertainer’ shot to global fame in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and as she prepares for the concerts, she battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, while also embarking on a courtship with Mickey Dean, her soon-to-be fifth husband,” the source summarizes. “Yet Garland is also fragile, and having spent 45 of her 47 years working, is haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and a desire to be back home with her kids.”

Written by Tom Edge (“The Crown”) and directed by Tony nominee Robert Goold, the project is backed by Pathe and Calamity Films and production is slated to kick off February 2018.

Zellweger won an Academy Award in 2004 for “Cold Mountain.” She’s also received nods for “Chicago” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” Earlier this year she was honored at Greenwich International Film Festival for her work off-screen: supporting research on Als and collaborating with an Austin-based org that aids individuals in the music industry who are affected by depression and mental health issues.

When asked about aging in Hollywood, the actress has responded, “I’ve never seen the maturation of a woman as a negative thing.” She explained, “I’ve never seen a woman stepping into her more powerful self as a negative.”

Renée Zellweger to Play Judy Garland in “Judy” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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