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Blu-ray Review – The Grifters (1990)

The Grifters, 1990.

Directed by Stephen Frears.

Starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, Annette Bening, Henry Jones, Sandy Baron, Michael Laskin, Pat Hingle, and Xander Berkeley.

Synopsis:

A small-time con man is caught between his professional criminal mother and conniving girlfriend.

Released as the first in 101 Films’ new Black Label range, highlighting cult movies from different genres and giving them an HD upgrade, 1990s The Grifters is a defiantly independent production despite its high profile cast and crew. John Cusack (Con Air) plays Roy Dillon, a small-time con man and hustler who earns his living fooling barmen into giving him change for a 20 when he pays with a 10 and other sleight of hand tricks. After his latest con floors him – literally – he is visited by his estranged mother Lilly (Anjelica Huston – The Addams Family) who gets Roy to a hospital where he then gets a visit from his girlfriend Myra (Annette
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Thousands Descend on Windsor for Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Thousands Descend on Windsor for Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Updated: The eyes of the world turned to Windsor in the British county of Berkshire on Saturday for the wedding of Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle, with millions of people across the globe expected to tune in to the pomp and ceremony of the much-anticipated royal occasion. The BBC said an estimated 1.9 billion people were expected to watch around the world.

The couple will become the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after Prince Harry’s new official title, conferred on him by Queen Elizabeth II, was announced Saturday morning. Prince Harry will become His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex,
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This British Singer Wrote a Wedding Song For Prince Harry, and the Lyrics Are Hilariously Spot On

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Back in 2012, British singer Tom Fletcher (of the band McFly) went viral with his wedding speech, which was seen over 19 million times on YouTube. For the occasion, Tom rewrote the lyrics of some of his band's most famous songs, tailoring them to his wife, the wedding party, and his family. Now, Tom and BBC Radio 1 presenter Matt Edmondson have decided to come to Prince Harry's help by turning the original speech into something that the groom-to-be could potentially use on his big day.

To really inspire Harry, the British star took things one step further by dressing up in a wig and army uniform and singing in front of a whole host of royal look-alikes. With lyrics such as "And obviously, my grandma's The Queen, she thinks you're a honey, and she's on the money," we're not sure this hilarious song would go down too well at Windsor Castle,
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Hugh Grant on Completing "Trilogy" of Narcissists in Amazon's Real-Life Gay Political Drama

Hugh Grant is returning to the small screen for his first major TV role in 20 years.

Coming later this month from the BBC and Amazon, A Very English Scandal is a three-part drama that details the brief homosexual affair between British politician Jeremy Thorpe (played by Hugh Grant) and young stable hand Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) in the 1960s.

Written by Russell T. Davies (Doctor Who) and directed by double Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears, the miniseries documents the real-life events which rocked the U.K. political scene and saw an end to Thorpe’s career.

Speaking...
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Trailer Watch: Fact and Fiction Blur in Andrea Riseborough-Starrer “Nancy”

“Nancy”

Parents receive a phone call they’ve been waiting three decades for in a new trailer for Christina Choe’s “Nancy.” After appearing on the news, they hear from a woman claiming to be their child. “I think that I might be your daughter Brooke,” Nancy (Andrea Riseborough) tells them when she calls from another state. “It’s not a joke. My name’s Nancy. I think my mother may have kidnapped me 30 years ago. It’d explain a lot of things in my life.”

It’s unclear whether Nancy is Brooke or impersonating her — or if she herself knows the difference. The eerie spot suggests that Nancy may be unstable, and she is definitely full of secrets. “There are things that you don’t know — that I haven’t told you,” we see her telling someone.

Brooke’s parents (Steve Buscemi and J. Smith-Cameron) wisely hire a private
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The One And Only Ivan Begins Production – Produced By Angelina Jolie And Stars Helen Mirren And Sam Rockwell

Production has commenced at Pinewood Studios outside London on “The One and Only Ivan,” a live-action/CG hybrid adaptation of the children’s book by Katherine Applegate directed by Thea Sharrock (“Me before You”). The screenplay is by two-time Independent Spirit Award winner Mike White based on Applegate’s award-winning book and the producers are Oscar® and three-time Golden Globe® winner Angelina Jolie, the late Allison Shearmur and Brigham Taylor.

The One and Only Ivan” stars Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee and four-time Emmy® winner Bryan Cranston; Ramon Rodriquez; Arianna Greenblatt (“A Bad Moms Christmas”); Indira Varma; and Eleanor Matsuura.

The film features the vocal talents of Angelina Jolie, Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell and Critics’ Choice Award winner Brooklynn Prince (“The Florida Project”). Oscar® and three-time Golden Globe® winner Helen Mirren and Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito have also signed on to voice characters in the film.
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The Crown: Season Two Viewer Votes

Do viewers get the royal treatment during the second season of The Crown TV show on Netflix? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show The Crown is cancelled or renewed for season three. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of The Crown season two episodes below. A Netflix historical drama, The Crown stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Dame Eileen Atkins. The historical drama unfolds during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Foy). Inspired by creator Peter Morgan’s 2006 feature film, The Queen and 2013 stage play, The Audience, it centers on two of the most famous addresses in the world —
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The Crown: Is the Netflix TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Will God save the Queen? Has The Crown TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Crown, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, The Crown stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Dame Eileen Atkins. The historical drama unfolds during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Foy). Inspired by creator Peter Morgan's 2006 feature film, The Queen and 2013 stage play, The Audience, it centers on two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham
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Production Is Underway On Bill Condon’s ‘The Good Liar’

Principal photography begins today on location in London, on the New Line Cinema drama The Good Liar, pairing Oscar winner Helen Mirren (The Queen) and two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen on the big screen for the first time. Bill Condon, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Gods and Monsters will direct and produce from a screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher (Mr. Holmes), based on the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Searle.

Career con artist Roy Courtnay (McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Mirren) online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.

The Good Liar also stars Russell Tovey (TV’s “Quantico”) and Jim Carter (TV’s “Downton Abbey”).

Condon produces alongside producer Greg Yolen. Serving as executive producers are Jack Morrissey,
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2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards: Behind the scenes at these precursor prizes

2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards: Behind the scenes at these precursor prizes
Low-key is the phrase which comes to mind when attending the 2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards on April 22, especially when compared to the BAFTA Film Awards several months back. Low-key, undoubtedly more relaxed but yet, just as classy. It’s also looser, so to speak.

It’s currently 22 degrees Celsius here in a rather sticky in London – that’s roughly 72 Fahrenheit to you guys over in America. And it is not a good day to be wearing a suit. We’re used to complaining about rain, so it’s tricky for us Brits to adjust and complain about heat. But we manage.

Everyone still manages to look glamorous despite the heat, with tonight’s nominees clad in their best frocks, gowns, suits and the occasional kilt. I’ve just seen “Game of Thrones'” Hannah Murray (Gilly) step out of her car in a gold dress and she looks lovely. Gold
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Angelina Jolie Wows Viewers as She Expertly Pilots a Plane Over Namibia

Angelina Jolie Wows Viewers as She Expertly Pilots a Plane Over Namibia
Angelina Jolie is going to great heights for her latest conservationist project.

The actress, environmentalist and all-around Renaissance woman, 42, impressed fans around the world this week when she was filmed nonchalantly piloting and landing a small plane over the Namibian desert in the ITV special The Queen’s Green Planet.

For the new documentary, which she appeared in with Queen Elizabeth and Sir David Attenborough, Jolie spent time in the African nation highlighting forest conservation.

“For us to come here and say to the children, ‘This is why it’s important to plant a tree,’ that’s the biggest message I can teach my kids,
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Jimmy Kimmel Tricks Strangers With Ridiculously Made up Royal Baby Names — Watch!

It's safe to say Prince William and Kate Middleton won't be giving their third royal child any of these baby names. On a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the late night talk show host aired another segment of "Lie Witness News," this time featuring a "reporter" interviewing people on Hollywood Boulevard about the name the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chose for their baby. Even though Kate has yet to give birth, and the royal family hasn't confirmed a name, fans were quick to believe the soon-to-be parents-of-three had actually chosen one of these ridiculous monikers for their newest prince or princess. The first fake name was the lengthy "Treacle T. Winterbottom," and one woman thought it was great. "I think that Treacle T is a good way to be! Baby T!" she exclaimed. Another girl believed that the couple had actually decided to go with Thomas — but used
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‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Rips Off ‘Mad Max,’ But Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu Could Save the Day

‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Rips Off ‘Mad Max,’ But Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu Could Save the Day
Following the success of “The Disaster Artist,” James Franco will star in the sci-fi thriller “Future World,” which he co-directed. Using a color palette and costume design that bears an uncanny resemblance to both the original “Mad Max” as well as 2016’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Future World” features car chases, cyborgs, and at least one reference to “the perfect woman.” Commence eye roll.

The movie stars Suki Waterhouse as a cyborg assassin known as a “synthetic,” who is coveted by the likes of Franco, Milla Jovovich, and Snoop Dogg for her powers. Though it’s unclear exactly what’s going on, she begins to malfunction and goes renegade in an effort to save a potential love interest. The film also stars Lucy Liu as a character known only as “The Queen.

Future World” is co-directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung, the cinematographer who lensed Franco’s previous directorial efforts, “In Dubious Battle,
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‘The Queen’s Green Planet’: First-Look At Conservation Doc Featuring Angelina Jolie & David Attenborough

Angelina Jolie is to star in a landmark documentary about the conservation efforts of The Queen. One-off doc The Queen's Green Planet, which will air on British broadcaster ITV, features a unique conversation between Her Majesty and Planet Earth's David Attenborough. The network has offered the first glimpse of the doc, above, which features Queen Elizabeth and Attenborough talking as they walk around her garden at Buckingham Palace. The film, produced by ITN Productions
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‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Rips Off ‘Mad Max,’ But Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu Could Save the Day

‘Future World’ Trailer: James Franco Rips Off ‘Mad Max,’ But Milla Jovovich and Lucy Liu Could Save the Day
Following the success of “The Disaster Artist,” James Franco will star in the sci-fi thriller “Future World,” which he co-directed. Using a color palette and costume design that bears an uncanny resemblance to both the original “Mad Max” as well as 2016’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Future World” features car chases, cyborgs, and at least one reference to “the perfect woman.” Commence eye roll.

The movie stars Suki Waterhouse as a cyborg assassin known as a “synthetic,” who is coveted by the likes of Franco, Milla Jovovich, and Snoop Dogg for her powers. Though it’s unclear exactly what’s going on, she begins to malfunction and goes renegade in an effort to save a potential love interest. The film also stars Lucy Liu as a character known only as “The Queen.

Future World” is co-directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung, the cinematographer who lensed Franco’s previous directorial efforts, “In Dubious Battle,
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Offset Meets WWE's Charlotte Flair, Shows Off His 'Ric Flair Drip'

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Before Offset took the field for Quavo's charity football game in Georgia, the Migos Mc was stylin', profilin' and Drippin' with Ric Flair on the sidelines ... and TMZ Sports has the video.  Wooooo!!! Fyi, Offset Loves The Nature Boy -- and his track paying tribute to Naitch's swag, "Ric Flair Drip," has been blowin' up. Flair's got love for Offset, too ... so, he crashed "Huncho Day" at Berkmar High and got the rap star
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Helen Mirren Wants Stunt Performers to Be Eligible for Oscars

Helen Mirren Wants Stunt Performers to Be Eligible for Oscars
Dame Helen Mirren wishes the “craftsmen” of the stunt world could join her in the Academy Award winner’s circle. “There really should be an Oscar for stunt work,” she told the UK site Female First. “These guys are incredible and they’re so careful and so professional. And they’re artists. They do amazing things.”

This decade, Mirren has shaken up her 50-year career with roles in a pair of action films — “Red” and “The Fate of the Furious” — an opportunity she credits to winning her own gold statuette for “The Queen” in 2007. She’d had the desire to kick literal onscreen ass for quite some time: “I put it out there and then I begged. That was one of the wonderful advantages of winning an Oscar. I got to be in action movies!” Her tentpole collaborators Robert Schwentke and F. Gary Gray “love having Oscar winners in their action movies,
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5 More Actresses Who Could Replace Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars 9

5 More Actresses Who Could Replace Carrie Fisher as Leia in Star Wars 9
The Last Jedi landed like a meteor this past December. And it went on to become the most profitable movie of 2017, earning $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. The Rian Johnson directed space opera offered staggering reveals that have divided an entire fanbase of devotees. Some absolutely love it. Even more seem to hate it. But a strange thing has happened for its home video debut. A new petition was launched. And suddenly some fans decided they needed to see General Leia's arc finished. Now, they are calling for Meryl Streep to come in and finish the role.

If Carrie Fisher were to get recast, this seems like the pure fantasy choice. Meryl Streep is the greatest actress of the last forty years. She doesn't look anything like Carrie Fisher and is taller at 5'6". But think of the buzz her casting would generate. Streep has never done science fiction.
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Queen Elizabeth Will Ring in Her 92nd Birthday With a Star-Studded Concert — Get the Details!

British monarch Queen Elizabeth may be in her 90s, but that doesn't mean she's giving up on having fun! In fact, the Queen is gearing up to ring in her milestone 92nd birthday on April 21 with a star-studded concert, Buckingham Palace has revealed. The live music event will reportedly include performances by Sting, Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Craig David, Shaggy, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Anne Marie, and Shawn Mendes and is set to take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday, April 21. Queen Elizabeth and singer Kylie Minogue. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) According to the Buckingham Palace statement, "many members of the royal family" will attend the Queen's birthday concert though it is not known at this time which royals specifically. (Here's hoping our favorites Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle are in the stands!) Tickets will also allegedly be available for public purchase. The fun
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The Royal Family Has Some Pretty Interesting Nicknames — Find out Who Goes By "Cabbage!"

The British royals go by many names. Queen Elizabeth, for example, isn't just Her Majesty — she's also Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith. But what about pet names and other informal appellations? Buckingham Palace isn't exactly forthcoming on the topic, but we've rounded up the nicknames of some of the highest-profile royals. Scroll down to read more about royal nicknames! Queen Elizabeth (Photo Credit: Getty Images) When she was a little girl, the future Queen of England called herself Tillabet, according to Hello!. As the years went on, that nickname morphed into Lilibet. So what about "Cabbage"? In the 2006 film The Queen, Prince Philip gets into bed next to Elizabeth and says, "Move over, cabbage." Screenwriter Peter Morgan said he heard "on very good authority" that is indeed the duke's nickname for his wife, and biographer Robert Lacey corroborated that claim, as The Sunday Times reported. Princess Diana
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