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Meryl Streep in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’: A look back at her 14th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome

Meryl Streep in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’: A look back at her 14th Oscar nomination, the competition and the outcome
This article marks Part 14 of the 21-part Gold Derby series analyzing Meryl Streep at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at Meryl Streep’s nominations, the performances that competed with her at the Academy Awards, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the contenders.

The three years following “Adaptation” (2002) did not produce an Oscar nomination for Meryl Streep – her longest drought since the early 1990s, following “Postcards from the Edge” (1990). That is not to say, of course, that these years were without substantial Streep contributions to the big and small screens and stage.

Sans a brief cameo portraying herself in the Matt DamonGreg Kinnear conjoined twins comedy “Stuck on You,” Streep did not grace the silver screen in 2003. She did, however, hit the television circuit in a big way with her reunion alongside filmmaker Mike Nichols on the HBO production of Tony Kushner‘s “Angels in America.
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Film News Roundup: ‘Bernie the Dolphin’ Movie Backed by Ambi Group

Film News Roundup: ‘Bernie the Dolphin’ Movie Backed by Ambi Group
In today’s film news round-up, “Bernie the Dolphin” finds backing, Michelle Johnson returns to Hollywood, and Constantin Film picks up rights to “Danger Girl.”

Project Backing

Ambi Group is teaming with Fairway Film Alliance to finance and produce live-action feature “Bernie the Dolphin,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Lola Sultan (“This Beautiful Fantastic”) has been cast in the lead role, alongside Kevin Sorbo, Patrick Muldoon and Stelio Savante. Kirk Harris will direct “Bernie the Dolphin” from a screenplay written by Terri Emerson and Marty Poole.

Producers are Fairway Film Alliance partners Poole and Harris and Ambi principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, as we well as Tony Armer, film commissioner for St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fl. Executive producers are Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb with Stelio Savante as associate producer.

Sultan has appeared in more than 20 commercials including the Frito-Lay “Trade you” national spot, which has aired more than 15,000 times. She can be seen next in “Monsters at Large
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What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime in November 2017
November may mean the end of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that the creepy fun has to end as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon continue to add some freaky films to November’s list of streaming content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those who looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive, and will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Hulu will also keep the frights coming with offerings like “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Beowulf,” but will also get a headstart on the winter holiday season with “Christmas with the Cranks,” Happy Christmas,” and collection
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What’s Coming to Netflix in November 2017

What’s Coming to Netflix in November 2017
October may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the chills and thrills have to end as Netflix continues the autumn spooktacular with more creepy content.

Netflix will start the month off with films like “Oculus” and “Silent Hill” for fans of big scares and “Casper” and “Scary Movie” for those looking for a milder way to keep the Halloween spirit alive. It will also add in “9” and “Piranha” later in the month. For those who would rather leave the October spookiness behind, science-fiction comedies like “Chappie” and “Men in Black” or family-friendly films like “Charlotte’s Web” and “The Boss Baby” should make for fun movie nights.

Also hitting the streaming platform later in the month: Netflix’s latest Marvel series, “The Punisher,” starring Jon Bernthal.

See the full list of movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in November 2017 below.

Nov. 1




Charlotte’s Web

Field of Dreams

Men in Black

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Red Dwarf: creating the pop culture of the future

Andrew Moir Oct 26, 2017

Andrew takes a nerdy dive into the pop culture real and fictional that's made its way into the world of Red Dwarf...

Creating culture within science-fiction can be tricky. It’s potentially alienating, with the audience required to understand allusions without a reference point. Then again, if you throw in too many contemporary references, the future starts to look dated pretty quickly. Red Dwarf has walked that fine line, building its own stars and entertainment but chucking in the familiar, just to keep the world grounded. We take a look at humanity’s future culture as seen through the eyes of Lister, Rimmer, Cat, Kryten and Holly.

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Red Dwarf set out its fictional musical world early on with the opening scenes of the first episode
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Based on a True Story: Why So Many Biopics Create Oscar Buzz But Become Box-Office Flops

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Based on a True Story: Why So Many Biopics Create Oscar Buzz But Become Box-Office Flops
Fall is the season of Real-People movies — the biopics that often fuel Oscar hopes. Recent weeks brought “The Battle of the Sexes,” “Stronger,” and “Victoria & Abdul” and there’s more than a dozen to come, including “Marshall,” “The Post,” “Darkest Hour,” and “The Current War.” There’s good reason to believe that a biopic might produce awards. In the last five years, 28 of the 100 Oscar acting nominees played real-life characters, as did four of the 20 winners. But when it comes to the box office, the odds aren’t as kind.

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Since 2012, there have been about 100 biopics including hits like “The King’s Speech,” “The Social Network,” and “Julie and Julia.” But while recent years featured real-life characters and stories in some of the biggest non-franchise hits, the format may have reached a saturation point.

Last year,
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Bollywood celebs Kriti Sanon, Bhumi Pednekar, Vaani Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Dia Mirza, Shamita Shetty at IIJW2017

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Bollywood actresses Kriti Sanon, Bhumi Pednekar, Vaani Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Dia Mirza, Shamita Shetty and Rouble Negi unveiled a stunning collection of amazing jewellery to dazzle the packed hall at St Regis Hotel, Mumbai. The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (Gjepc), apex body of the gems & jewellery sector, presented the 7th edition of the India International Jewellery Week (popularly known as Iijw) powered by Gia (Gemmological Institute of America); co-partnered by Forevermark and Platinum Guild International on 23rd and 24th September 2017 at St. Regis, Mumbai. Iijw 2017 was a By Invitation exclusive annual event to showcase or launch enticing jewellery collections. Bright Outdoor Advertising is the Outdoor Partner.

Mr. Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, Gjepc, inaugurated Iijw 2017 in the presence of Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Hon. Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr. Devendra Fadnavis; Ms. Nirupa Bhatt (Managing Director – Gia in India & Middle East), Mehul Choksi (Chairman, Gitanjali Group) and Shailesh Sangani (Convener,
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TV Review: ‘Transparent’ Season 4 on Amazon Prime

TV Review: ‘Transparent’ Season 4 on Amazon Prime
This year’s Emmy Awards provided a potent reminder of how fickle voters can be. After collecting multiple statuettes in key categories over its first few years, Amazon Prime’s “Transparent” got shut out in 2017. What once seemed as buzzy as a TV show can get has cooled off, as if the snubbed third season was indication of a show past its peak.

But diehard fans of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed dramedy can take heart in its fourth season: “Transparent” is as strong as it’s ever been, judging by the 10 episodes the streaming service released Friday.

A good chunk of this year’s episodes take the Pfefferman clan to Israel, where the baggage they unload doesn’t stop at Ben Gurion Airport. Three generations of Pfefferman get to squabble when Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) discovers the father (Jerry Adler, who played Hesh Rabkin on “”The Sopranos”) he was told had died is actually alive and very well
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TV News Roundup: ‘Broad City’ Season 4 Premiere Scores in Ratings; James Corden to Host amfAR Gala

TV News Roundup: ‘Broad City’ Season 4 Premiere Scores in Ratings; James Corden to Host amfAR Gala
In today’s roundup, “Broad City” Season 4 made impressive ratings gains, Adria Arjona has joined the cast of Amazon’s “Good Omens,” and James Corden set to host annual amfAR gala.


Broad City’s” 4th season premiere on Comedy Central was up 14% among total viewers compared to the 3rd season premiere and was up 42% compared to the full Season 3 total viewers average. Among adults 18-49, the gains were even bigger, with the Season 4 premiere up 18% versus the Season 3 premiere and 49% over the full Season 3 average. The premiere also scored a 0.72 rating in adults 18-49, making it the second highest-rated episode in series history, behind only the series premiere, which registered a 0.73 rating. Among women 18-49, the Season 4 premiere set a new series high 0.57, a gain of 57% verus the Season 3 premiere. The critically-acclaimed series was created by and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson.


Adria Arjona has joined the cast of Amazon‘s “Good Omens,” adapted
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‘One Mississippi’ Review: Season 2 Tells 3 Beautiful Love Stories with One Profound Point

‘One Mississippi’ Review: Season 2 Tells 3 Beautiful Love Stories with One Profound Point
One Mississippi” is more than the sum of its parts, because it loves each and every part of itself so very much.

Tig Notaro’s semi-autobiographical Amazon series has a laid-back Southern pacing that sucks you in, like the warm waters of the river it’s named after; the episode arcs are deliberate, clear, and eloquent, much like the radio show Tig’s character hosts and the real-life Tig contributed to (“This American Life”); but most of all, the six-episode sequel season is beautiful in its intentions and construction — a loving ode to a life made better by acknowledging the past to improve upon the future.

Read More:Tig Notaro Says Louis C.K. Should ‘Handle’ the Sexual Misconduct Rumors Surrounding Him

Season 2 picks up with Tig settled into her new life in Mississippi. She’s still living with her step-father, Bill (played with endearing attention to detail by John Rothman), and brother,
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Fall 2017 Movie Preview . Oscar Edition

From Venice to Toronto, film festivals signal the beginning of the movie award season. Here are the upcoming movies we.ll be talking about come Oscar time:


.mother!. . A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream), mother! stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in this riveting psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. (Paramount Pictures) Release date: Sept. 15th wide

.Victoria & Abdul. . The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an
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Strange New Trailer For Philip K. Dick’S Electric Dreams Anthology Series

In the new trailer for the Bryan Cranston-produced anthology series based on the work of Philip K. Dick, everything seems to be coming a little unglued.

Electric Dreams will be available on the Australian streaming service Stan, in the trailer we see all kinds of characters trying to deal with their worlds seemingly falling apart. There are aliens, masked men, and a weird looking guy with a pig face.

The show is produced by Bryan Cranston and written by a list of talented people including Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Michael Dinner (Justified). The show will air in the UK later this year, and a while after that it’ll be available for streaming on Amazon Prime. The show features a pretty impressive cast as well, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard among others.

You can watch the trailer below.
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First promo for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams

Australian streaming service Stan has released the first promo for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. The 10 episode sci-fi anthology series is based on several of the author’s works and features a cast that includes Bryan Cranston, Juno Temple, Janelle Monae, Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Mireille Enos, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Timothy Spall, Richard Madden, Holliday Grainger, Jack Reynor, Benedict Wong, Maura Tierney, Annalise Basso, and Geraldine Chaplin; take a look at the promo here…

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams will air on Stan in Australia, Amazon Prime in the U.S and Channel 4 in the U.K later this year.
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Game of Thrones: Of Course You Know Who Plays Archmaester Marwyn!

Game of Thrones added a new face to its already very large cast of characters with Sunday's season seven premiere. At the Citadel, Samwell Tarly is training to be a maester, learning at the hand of Archmaester Marwyn, played by award-winning star of stage and screen Jim Broadbent. Broadbent got his start over 40 years ago, but his first big role came in the 1985 sci-fi classic Brazil, where he played plastic surgeon to Katherine Helmond's vain Mrs. Ida Lowry in the fictional dystopian urban setting. The 68-year-old actor would go on to appear in some of the biggest films of the 1990s, including Enchanted April, The Crying Game, and Bullets Over Broadway, before his critically acclaimed turn as W.S. Gilbert (of the famed musical theater pair Gilbert and Sullivan) in Topsy-Turvy, a role that earned Broadbent a BAFTA nomination. On the heels of Topsy-Turvy, Broadbent had a big year in
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The First Hascon Puts The Toys In Your Hands

If you are interested in getting your holiday shopping done early this year, then start planning your trip for the very first Hascon. During September 8-10 at Providence, Rhode Island Hasbro is hosting a new type of convention that has never been seen before. Hasbro is giving ticket holders the opportunity to see and interact with all the latest products the government has to offer, as well as a sneak peek at upcoming products from the company. Attendees at the convention will have the opportunity to see thousands of products and meet some of their favorite celebrities.

You can check out all the Hasbro brand experiences below and if you are interested in buying tickets to the event you can click here.


Immerse yourself in the world of Transformers where things are “More than Meets the Eye”! We take you behind-the-scenes through the latest entertainment from movies to animation to comics,
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Karlovy Vary Film Festival Honors Talent Working in Front of and Behind the Camera

Karlovy Vary Film Festival Honors Talent Working in Front of and Behind the Camera
Casey Affleck

President’s Award

An Academy Award-winner for his role in “Manchester by the Sea” (2016), Affleck will receive his kudo prior to a screening of “A Ghost Story,” in which he stars. Affleck, along with helmer-writer David Lowery, will introduce the film. Affleck starred in Lowery’s debut film “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” (2013) and recently completed production on Lowery’s “The Old Man and the Gun.”

Like his older brother, multi-hyphenate Ben, Casey Affleck has a parallel career as a writer-producer-director. He is in post on his second feature as a helmer-writer, “The Light of My Life,” in which he also stars.


Future Frames Showcase at Karlovy Vary Casts the Spotlight on Promising Creative Talent

James Newton Howard

Crystal Globe

American composer and songwriter Howard will conduct the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his music for the film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in front of Hotel Thermal on June 30, during the fest’s opening. Howard is currently preparing for his first live concert tour, a celebration of career highlights, with music, spoken word and video, that will visit 20 European cities.

Howard has composed music for more than 120 films, including Academy Award-nominated scores for “Defiance,” “Michael Clayton,” “The Village,” “The Fugitive,” “The Prince of Tides” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” — not to mention Oscar-nominated songs for “Junior” and “One Fine Day.”

In addition to his contributions to film and television music, the Emmy- and Grammy-winning Howard has also composed concert pieces for the Pacific Symphony.

Paul Laverty

Crystal Globe

Laverty wrote the scripts for 12 features and two short films directed by Ken Loach, beginning with “Carla’s Song” (1996). Their most recent collaboration, “I, Daniel Blake” (2016), won the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

Laverty wrote the screenplay for Loach’s first Palme d’Or winner, “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” (2006). His credits with Loach include “My Name Is Joe,” (1998), a Cannes lead actor-winner for Peter Mullan and Cannes screenplay winner “Sweet Sixteen” (2002).

He also writes screenplays for his partner, the Spanish director and actress Icíar Bollaín.

Ken Loach

Crystal Globe

An activist as well as one of Britain’s most celebrated directors, Loach worked briefly in theater before starting as a director for BBC television in the early 1960s. There, he helmed ground-breaking dramas such as “Up the Junction” and “Cathy Come Home.” The impact of the latter led to a change in Britain’s homeless laws. Acclaimed early features such as “Poor Cow” (1967) and “Kes” (1969) brought his trademarks of social realism and compassion to the big screen.

Even though Loach’s 50-plus-year career includes a dark period when he couldn’t get a project off the ground and he directed commercials to support his family, he has been extraordinarily prolific. Undoubtedly, this is due in part to his on-going collaboration with producer Rebecca O’Brien and long-term partnerships with screenwriters including Barry Hines, Jim Allen and perhaps most fruitfully, Paul Laverty. Loach is also known for introducing exciting new acting talents.

Jeremy Renner

President’s Award

Actor, producer, musician and two-time Oscar-nominee Renner will receive his kudo at the fest’s closing gala on July 8. Renner will also introduce the crime thriller “Wind River,” directed by Taylor Sheridan.

Known for his intensity and ability to fully embody the characters he portrays, Renner received early critical acclaim as a serial killer in “Dahmer” (2002). He later established himself through roles in action and war movies, garnering an Oscar nomination for lead actor in Kathryn Bigelow’s war tale “The Hurt Locker” (2008). A supporting actor nom followed two years later for Ben Affleck’s bank heist drama “The Town” (2010).

Renner’s extensive filmography balances big-budget blockbusters such as “The Avengers” and “Mission: Impossible” series with more complex roles in “American Hustle” and “Arrival.”

In 2012, he formed the production company The Combine, with partner Don Handfield, to create, develop and produce high-quality, character-driven content for mainstream audiences.

Uma Thurman

President’s Award

The sensual, statuesque American actress and producer Uma Thurman will receive her honor on June 30, during the fest’s opening night. An Oscar-nominee for Quentin Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction” (1994), Thurman’s memorable acting career is notable for her collaboration with iconic helmers.

Thurman was only a teenager when she made an impact in Stephen Frears’ “Dangerous Liaisons” (1988) and Terry Gilliam’s surreal “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” (1988). However, the part of Mia Wallace in Tarantino’s sensational “Pulp Fiction” marked a turning point, garnering her numerous awards and nominations. Another successful Tarantino collaboration followed nearly a decade later with the cult double-header: “Kill Bill: Vols. 1 and 2” (2003, 2004). She received two Golden Globe nominations for her role as The Bride.

Thurman ultimately nabbed a Golden Globe for for her role in Mira Nair’s made-for-tv feature “Hysterical Blindness” (2002). She produced “The Accidental Husband” (2008) and the forthcoming “Girl Soldier.”

Václav Vorlíček

President’s Award

Renowned for his work for younger audiences, director-writer Vorlíček, 87, will receive an honor for his artistic contribution to Czech film.

Vorlíček teamed with writer and director Miloš Macourek, to form an original creative partnership responsible for a distinctive chapter in the development of Czech film. Their poetic vision, in which real life comes up against elements of fantasy, remains unique to this day.

Prime examples of Vorlíček and Macourek’s work include the “comic book” comedy “Who Wants to Kill Jessie?” (1966); the sci-fi comedy “You Are a Widow, Sir!” (1970).

Another comedy that employs fairytale motifs in contemporary Prague titled “How to Drown Dr. Mracek, the Lawyer” (1974); the TV series “Arabela” (1979-80); and “Rumburak” (1985).

Vorlíček is also known for his fairytale films, especially the comedy “The Girl on the Broomstick” (1971) and “Three Wishes for Cinderella” (1973), now a perennially popular Christmas classic on Czech television.

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PBS’ Independent Lens Announces Season 16 Slate (Exclusive)

PBS’ Independent Lens Announces Season 16 Slate (Exclusive)
Despite the fact that President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget calls for the eventual elimination of government funding for public TV, Independent Lens isn’t going anywhere… at least not for the next 12 months.

The long-running documentary series that airs on PBS will launch its 16th season on Nov. 6 with John Scheinfeld’s “Chasing Trane.” About John Coltrane, the film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last September followed by a screening at Toronto Intl. Film Festival. Pic includes interviews with Wynton Marsalis, former President Bill Clinton, and Common, with Coltrane’s own words spoken by Denzel Washington. Abramorama
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The Netflix juggernaut continues to grow

Netflix seems unstoppable in Australia, with more than 2.7 million homes subscribed to the service at the end of March.—.a penetration rate of 29 per cent, according to a new survey.

Roy Morgan Research (Rmr) estimates Netflix posted a 20 per cent gain in subscribers in the first quarter, reaching nearly 7.1 million people aged 14-plus, up from 5.8 million in the previous quarter.

Those findings may be conservative, as some pay-tv executives believe Netflix has close to 3 million subs and that its universe will continue to grow despite the relaunch and rebranding of Foxtel.s streaming service Foxtel Now.

Rmr.s study looked only at Netflix and did not include other Svod players such as Stan (which has more than 600,000 paying customers), Amazon Prime, Hayu and NBA Season Pass.

Nor did it include Fetch TV, Australia.s largest Ott platform, which also offers Netflix and Stan and has more than 500,000 subs.

In February
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Screen industry ponders where two inquiries might – or should – lead

With two parallel yet overlapping inquiries under way into the Australian screen sector, what can the industry realistically hope will be the outcome?

Perhaps a requirement on Netflix, Stan and other streaming services to screen a specified amount of local content? .The long-sought raising of the location and TV producer offsets, despite the entrenched opposition of Treasury?.

Could a plan emerge to replace the local content quotas with a more flexible regime which does not threaten the current levels of children.s, drama and documentary production?

Or might both inquiries amount to a waste of time and effort whose reports will gather dust on a shelf, the fate of the 2012 Convergence Review commissioned by the Labor government, as some industry pessimists fear?.

Communications and Arts Minister Mitch Fifield has said the content review being jointly conducted by the Department of Communications and the Arts, Screen Australia and Acma will aim
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4 Great British Political Dramas (To Keep You Entertained on Election Night)

Graeme Robertson with 4 great British political dramas to keep you entertained on election night…

Election fever has gripped the British people once more, with the country going to the polls to decide who will walk into Number 10.

Will it be “strong and stable” leadership of the incumbent Conservative leader and u-turn master Theresa May and her brilliant plan for Brexit, even if she still won’t really tell us the plan apart from “Brexit means Brexit”? Or will it be the very left-wing humourless dour faced haunted scarecrow that is Labour’s divisive leader Jeremy Corbyn and his plan to renationalise everything including the very air we breathe?

Well regardless of who will win, you can be guaranteed it’s going to be a long night of inconclusive exit polls, boring analysis from pundits, politicians arguing about whose party has more unlikable arseholes in their ranks and a near
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