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Odeon to screen low-budget UK indie 'Together' (exclusive)

Odeon to screen low-budget UK indie 'Together' (exclusive)
Writer-director Paul Duddridge describes his film as ’Romeo & Juliet for the over-60s’.

UK exhibition chain Odeon has lined up screenings of romantic drama Together, in 96 theatres on June 19.

Made for £850,000, Together was written and directed by Paul Duddridge, and stars Sylvia Syms (The Queen) and Peter Bowles (Victoria) as an elderly couple who are separated into different care homes against their will after 60 years of marriage. The film takes in their fight against a frustrating system to be together again.

The cast also includes Cathy Tyson (Band Of Gold), Amanda Barrie (Benidorm) and Nina Wadia (Bend It Like Beckham
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Odeon to release low-budget UK indie 'Together' (exclusive)

Odeon to release low-budget UK indie 'Together' (exclusive)
Writer-director Paul Duddridge describes his film as ’Romeo & Juliet for the over-60s’.

UK exhibition chain Odeon has picked up UK rights to local romantic drama Together

It will be released in 96 theatres on June 19.

Made for £850,000, Together was written and directed by Paul Duddridge, and stars Sylvia Syms (The Queen) and Peter Bowles (Victoria) as an elderly couple who are separated into different care homes against their will after 60 years of marriage. The film takes in their fight against a frustrating system to be together again.

The cast also includes Cathy Tyson (Band Of Gold), Amanda Barrie (Benidorm) and
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Odeon to release low-budget British indie 'Together' (exclusive)

Odeon to release low-budget British indie 'Together' (exclusive)
Writer-director Paul Duddridge describes his film as ’Romeo & Juliet for the over-60s’.

UK exhibition chain Odeon has picked up UK rights to local romantic drama Together

It will be released in 96 theatres on June 19.

Made for £850,000, Together was written and directed by Paul Duddridge, and stars Sylvia Syms (The Queen) and Peter Bowles (Victoria) as an elderly couple who are separated into different care homes against their will after 60 years of marriage. The film takes in their fight against a frustrating system to be together again.

The cast also includes Cathy Tyson (Band Of Gold), Amanda Barrie (Benidorm) and
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Will Allison Janney (‘Mom’) ride her Oscar win to a record-tying eighth Emmy?

Will Allison Janney (‘Mom’) ride her Oscar win to a record-tying eighth Emmy?
It’s been three months since Allison Janney won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “I, Tonya” and in another three months, she could find herself holding another gold statuette: the Best Comedy Actress Emmy for “Mom.”

As she’s been all season, the seven-time Emmy winner is in second place in our combined odds to take the prize, behind Golden Globe champ Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). After two supporting victories for “Mom,” Janney, like she did with “The West Wing,” moved to the lead category last year, losing to Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), who’s sitting this year out. If Janney does win her eighth Emmy this year, she will tie Louis-Dreyfus and Cloris Leachman as the Emmys’ most decorated performers.

See 2019 Emmys comedy queens showdown: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (‘Veep’) vs. Candice Bergen (‘Murphy Brown’)?

The Oscar afterglow should theoretically help her, but recent Oscar champs haven’t been
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Second Opinion – Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Ocean’s 8, 2018.

Directed by Gary Ross.

Starring Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, Richard Armitage, Dakota Fanning, and James Corden.

Synopsis:

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.

As George Clooney’s Danny Ocean passes the franchise torch to his estranged sister, Gary Ross’ Ocean’s 8 aims to prove million-dollar heists aren’t just a man’s game. Ladies can be Ghostbusters now, after all. Why not notorious thieves? Ross and co-writer Olivia Milch downsize from luxurious Las Vegas casinos to New York City’s historical museums, which also reduces “wow” factors a dabble. Danny’s plans were always extravagant, intricate and recklessly showy, and that’s not to say Debbie is any less talented – but it’s a different snatch game this time around. Ross doesn’t showcase
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The Queen And The Duchess Of Cornwall Meet Medical Detection Dogs

In the presence of The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of Medical Detection Dogs, attended its 10th Anniversary celebration and a demonstration by the charity’s bio detection dogs to showcase their ability to detect the odour of human disease.

The Queen and The Duchess Of Cornwall Meet Medical Detection Dogs

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The Duchess of Cornwall has been the charity’s patron since 2014. She has previously hosted Medical Detection Dogs at a reception in St James’s Palace and she has also paid a visit to their headquarters just outside Milton Keynes.

Last December, Her Royal Highness participated in the Icap charity day to support charities including Medical Detection Dogs and in 2015 donated the proceeds of her limited-edition honey from her private home in Wiltshire to the charity.

Medical Detection Dogs is a charity at the forefront of medical research. It aims to transform disease detection
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Movie Review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom , 2018.

Directed by J.A. Bayona.

Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, James Cromwell, Justice Smith, Toby Jones, Bd Wong, Ted Wheatley, and Jeff Goldblum.

Synopsis:

Four years have passed since the Jurassic World theme park was closed, but now a volcano on Isla Nublar has become active and it’s threatening to wipe out the remaining dinosaurs. Owen Grady and Claire Dearing are re-united in an effort to save the creatures but find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that could threaten the entire planet.

Twenty five years have passed since the original Jurassic Park changed special effects – and, indeed, dinosaurs – for ever. Now we’ve reached the fifth instalment, also the second of the Jurassic World spin-offs. So what’s left for them to say? In truth, not much.

Ok, there’s the dinosaurs, there’s action and there’s adventure in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ & ‘The Crown’ Bosses on Sophomore Slumps, Writing for Women and Pay Parity

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ & ‘The Crown’ Bosses on Sophomore Slumps, Writing for Women and Pay Parity
“It’s like finally meeting the other person who’s the only other fan of a certain obscure comic book, or the only other member of the same asylum,” says Bruce Miller (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). Echoes “The Crown” creator Peter Morgan: “Or two victims of terrorist’s hijacking. We have both been in separate safe houses.”

From the moment they first met at Variety’s offices (“Finally our captors have put us together!” quipped Morgan), Morgan was peppering Miller with “350 million” questions about process, managing budgets and working in this era of “cinematic television,” as Morgan dubbed it.
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Latest Screen Queen Saoirse Ronan Promises Heady Sexual Politics In ‘Mary, Queen Of Scots’

It's a given of the movie business that there will be a queen somewhere in the mix. Lately, we've seen a tilt toward Victoria, broad-minded and firm, as in Victoria & Abdul and The Young Victoria. Earlier, there was a vogue for Elizabeths, both I and II. Cate Blanchett twice played Elizabeth I in Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Helen Mirren played Elizabeth II in The Queen. Between and around those, among others, have come The Other Boleyn Girl, Marie Antoinet…
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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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