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‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ Review

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson, Kevin Eldon, Adam James, Noah Spiers, Kendra Mei, Alfie Kennedy, Michael Gambon, Adam Greaves-Neal, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Charles Dance, Edward Fox, Miranda Hennessy | Written by William Davies | Directed by David Kerr

Rowan Atkinson returns as the titular character of now-retired Johnny English in Johnny English Strikes Again, the latest and hopefully final installment as the quirky, farcical British spy in what has bizarrely become a trilogy of films. Johnny English Strikes Again is the typical venture we’ve all come to know and suspect. The pinnacle of juvenile comedy. An exact carbon copy of each installment before it. Atkinson’s latest does so little to entertain or excite, yet ironically and poetically, does equally as much in terms of effort to stop it becoming a definitive disaster.

To suggest that Johnny English Strikes Again is “funny” would be to fall into a
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Rob Brydon Takes A “Synchronized” Male Bonding Trip In ‘Swimming With Men’ Trailer

Best known for chumming it up with Steve Coogan in The Trip To Italy and The Trip to Spain, Rob Brydon bonds with an entirely different group of dudes in the upcoming feature Swimming With Men.

Directed by Oliver Parker, the narrative centers on Eric (Brydon), an accountant who is [...]

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‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ Review: Rowan Atkinson’s Latest Bond Parody Isn’t Even as Funny as Spy Movies It’s Spoofing

Like the monarchy, the metric system, and the inexplicable desire to refer to Madonna as “Madge,” the “Johnny English” franchise is one of those British things that’s never really made it across the Atlantic. Hatched from an ad campaign that remains considerably funnier than any of the feature comedies that have derived from it, these doddering James Bond spoofs are reliably massive draws on the other side of the pond, but American moviegoers don’t seem to have any interest in seeing Rowan Atkinson wreak havoc as a braindead spy who always manages to save the day. If nothing else, the limp and lifeless “Johnny English Strikes Again” serves as final confirmation that America was right to reject these moldy imports — consider it a pyrrhic victory for our paranoid new border policies.

More of the same, but also just a little bit less, “Johnny English Strikes Again” may not
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"Johnny English Strikes Again"

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Sneak Peek the slapstick Brit comedy feature "Johnny English Strikes Again", directed by David Kerr as a sequel to "Johnny English Reborn" (2011), produced by actor Rowan Atkinson ("Black Adder"), who reprises his role as a bumbling 'M17' superspy, opening October 2018:

"When a cyber attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving 'Johnny English' as the last hope of the 'Secret Service, he is called out of school teacher retirement, to dive head first into action to find the mastermind hacker.

"As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success..."

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Rowan Atkinson Struggles With Vr Headset in New ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ Trailer (Video)

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Rowan Atkinson Struggles With Vr Headset in New ‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ Trailer (Video)
Rowan Atkinson is back as secret agent Johnny English in “Johnny English Strikes Again,” and in the new trailer, he is struggling with a Vr headset on a new mission.

“Not sure I’ve ever met a man quite like you,” English gets told by a beautiful woman at a bar.

“You haven’t,” he responds.

Also Read: Universal Makes Original 'Johnny English' Available to Foreign Facebook Users

In the trailer, English gets introduced to virtual reality and is warned not to lose sense of his actual reality — which, of course, he does. And he wreaks havoc, which includes throwing someone off a city tour bus and setting a restaurant on fire.

Directed by David Kerr, “Johnny English Strikes Again” also stars Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson, Jake Lacy and Miranda Hennessy. The screenplay was written by William Davies.

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"Johnny English Strikes Again"

Take a look at the Brit comedy feature "Johnny English Strikes Again", directed by David Kerr as a sequel to the 2011 film "Johnny English Reborn", produced by actor Rowan Atkinson ("Black Adder"), who reprises his role as the bumbling 'M17' superspy, opening October 2018:

"When a cyber attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, leaving 'Johnny English' as the last hope of the 'Secret Service, he is called out of school teacher retirement, to dive head first into action to find the mastermind hacker.

"As a man with few skills and analogue methods, Johnny English must overcome the challenges of modern technology to make this mission a success..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Johnny English Strikes Again"...
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See-Saw Films Hires Film4’s Nicky Earnshaw As Head Of Production UK

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Iain Canning and Emile Sherman’s See-Saw Films has appointed Nicky Earnshaw as Head of Production for the UK film and TV divisions. The exec is moving to the Lion and King’s Speech producer from Film4 where she has been acting Head of Production. At See-Saw, she is replacing Amy Jackson who is moving into independent producing and will continue to collaborate with the company on various projects.

Earnshaw, who at Film4 oversaw physical production on such titles as Disobedience, Beast and I Am Not A Witch, will be responsible for the production and day-to-day operations of See-Saw’s expanding film and TV slate developed and produced out of the UK office. In addition, she will oversee productions greenlit through the recently announced first look deal with New Regency, as part of See-Saw’s increasing presence in the U.S.

She will report to Co-Managing Directors Canning and
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Florence Pugh and Josh O’Connor lead the 2018 BAFTA Rising Star nominees – see the full list

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Author: Zehra Phelan

This morning, at BAFTA headquarters, Edith Bowman and 2013 Ee Rising Star Award winner Juno Temple revealed this year’s coveted list of nominees for the 2018 Ee Rising Star award.

Let’s face it, competition has been pretty tough from the numerous outstanding performances delivered in 2017. The judges – which included jury chair Marc Samuelson, actress Georgina Campbell, broadcaster Edith Bowman, BAFTA award-winning director, Philippa Lowthorpe, casting director Lucy Bevan and other leading industry specialists and entertainment journalists. – had an unenviable job whittling down the list of five actors and actresses who have shown exceptional talent on the big screen over the past 12 months and have captured the attention of the public and film industry alike.

The nominations for the 2018 Ee Rising Star Award is as follow’s;

TIMOTHÉE Chalamet

Chalamet wowed critics last year in his standout performance in the rustic and beautiful gay love story Call Me By Your Name,
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Johnny English 3 begins production

Back in May it was announced that Rowan Atkinson would be returning to the role of Johnny English for a third movie in the spy comedy series, and now Working Title has officially announced that production is underway with David Kerr (Inside No. 9, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) directing.

A spoof of James Bond, Johnny English began life as a character called Richard Latham in a series of Barclaycard adverts in the 1990s. Atkinson would reprise the role on the big screen in 2003, with a sequel Johnny English Reborn following in 2011. Both proved successful at the box office, grossing a combined $320 million worldwide.

Johnny English 3 is slated for a UK release in October 2018.
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Johnny English 3 announced, Rowan Atkinson returning

Simon Brew May 22, 2017

Rowan Atkinson will return for a third Johnny English movie, that's expected to be in cinemas in 2018.

Rowan Atkinson is heading back to the big screen, and he’s set to reprise the role of Johnny English in a third movie adventure.

Currently going by the title of Johnny English 3 (although expect that to change), Atkinson’s character is a spoof of James Bond, originating from credit card commercials. But 2003’s Johnny English and 2011’s Johnny English Reborn both did solid box office, and a third movie is now due to start shooting before the year is out.

Pre-production has already begun on the movie, although the full cast has yet to be locked down. Johnny English 3 is expected in cinemas in October 2018.

As we get further details on the movie, we’ll pass them your way…

Chortle.
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Rowan Atkinson returning for Johnny English 3

It looks like Rowan Atkinson’s bumbling British spy Johnny English is set for a return to the big screen, with Chortle reporting that pre-production is underway on a third movie, which will start shooting in the autumn ahead of a cinema release in October 2018.

The character of Johnny English, a spoof of James Bond, originated in a series of adverts for Barclaycard, albeit under the name of Richard Latham. The character made the jump to the big screen with 2003’s Johnny English, which was followed in 2011 by the sequel Johnny English Reborn. Both films grossed $160 million apiece during their theatrical runs.

Atkinson had previously said that he was hoping to revive the character, stating that: “He’s fun and he’s rather human. I think he’s a rather realistic character. Perhaps he’s a more realistic and believable character than James Bond, in many ways. James Bond is just a superman.
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The name’s English, Johnny English… Rowan Atkinson to reprise his role as buffoon spy in Johnny English 3

Author: Zehra Phelan

Just when you thought it you was safe from that buffoon of a spy from ever making a return – no not Bond but his parody counterpart, Johnny English is marking a return to the big screen as its rumoured pre-production has already begun.

Related: Johnny English Reborn news and premiere interviews

Making his return as English is the comedy stalwart Rowan Atkinson in the titular role but for now that’s all we’re getting as a plot or full cast list are yet to be announced. However, what we do know is that filing is due to commence in the autumn with a release slated for October 2018.

The spoof spy advantage seems to be following a pattern of releasing sequels eight years apart from one another. We last saw Atkinson as English back in 2011 in Johnny English Reborn where After a disastrous mission in Mozambique, he
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Get Out trailer will make you rethink meeting the parents

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Author: Zehra Phelan

Your madly in love with your girlfriend, You dote on her every whim, so you agree to accompany her to her parents for the weekend to meet the people who gave this wonderful specimen life, it’s all hunky dory, we live in the 21st century right, what could possibly go wrong for this interracial young couple?

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Looking at the trailer quite a bit could go wrong and especially with Get Out having been produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, Bad Words) a visit to the more sinister, creepy and downright frightening town upstate could be one romantic weekend away with girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) would wholeheartedly regret. A predominately white town, run by a white cult with a strange control of the African-American’s of the town… Could Chris be next on their list?
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HanWay boards Rob Brydon-starring synchronised swimming comedy

HanWay boards Rob Brydon-starring synchronised swimming comedy
Film is inspired by male synchronised swimming doc Men Who Swim; Icon takes UK rights.

HanWay Films has acquired world sales rights for Swimming With Men, which stars Rob Brydon as a man who joins a synchronised swimming team in a bid to win back his estranged wife.

The comedy is based on a screenplay by Aschlin Ditta inspired by the acclaimed documentary Men Who Swim. Oliver Parker (Johnny English Reborn) is directing.

Icon Film Distribution has already snapped up UK and Ireland distribution rights.

Oliver Parker’s ability to combine laughs and touching performances seamlessly with incredibly funny physical comedy, should mean anyone who enjoyed Johnny English Reborn will love Swimming With Men,” said HanWay managing director Gabrielle Stewart referring to the director’s 2011 picture.

The production is due to start shooting in London in Spring 2017.

Stewart le Maréchal and Anna Mohr-Pietsch of Met Film are lead producing alongside Maggie Monteith of Dignity Film Finance.

“Oliver
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Rob Brydon Dives Into ‘Swimming With Men’

Rob Brydon Dives Into ‘Swimming With Men’
Rob Brydon has boarded new comedy Swimming With Men, which HanWay Films will be shopping to buyers at the American Film Market this week. The film, based on the acclaimed documentary Men Who Swim, is directed by Johnny English Reborn helmer Oliver Parker from a screenplay by Aschlin Ditta. Story sees Brydon's character, Eric, search for a way to win back wife Heather by diving into a world of male synchronized swimming. Icon Film Distribution will be handling UK and Irish…
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Film4 hires Pinewood Pictures executive

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Exclusive: Pinewood’s former head of production appointed production finance executive.

Film4 has hired former Pinewood Pictures head of production Nicky Earnshaw as production finance executive.

Earnshaw, head of production at Pinewood for three and a half years, joined the broadcaster last week.

In her new role she will supervise physical production on a number of projects, reporting to Film4’s head of production Tracey Josephs.

Three Film4 backed projects commence production in the Us in the next month: Andrew Haigh’s Lean On Pete, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.

At Pinewood Pictures, Earnshaw oversaw production on films including Lone Scherfig’s forthcoming Their Finest, Spooks: The Greater Good and Belle.

Prior to joining Pinewood, she freelanced for 13 years in various production roles including production manager and line producer, on films including Cuban Fury, Berberian Sound Studio and Johnny English Reborn.
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‘The Women of Walmington’ featurette for the Dad’s Army movie

Ahead of its release this Friday, a new featurette has arrived online for the Dad’s Army movie focussing on the Women of Walmington. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

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It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls
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‘Legacy’ featurette for the Dad’s Army movie

Ahead of its UK release next week, the first featurette has arrived online for the Dad’s Army movie which see’s the cast and crew discuss the legacy of the classic TV show. Watch it below after the official synopsis…

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It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of
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Giveaway – Win a Dad’s Army merchandise pack!

To celebrate the release of Dad’s Army on February 4th, we’ve got a merchandise pack to give away to one lucky reader courtesy of the lovely people at Universal.

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

See
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Watch: New Trailer For 'Dad's Army' Goes On Patrol With Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, And More

How deep you roll with classic British television comedies will likely weigh on how much interest you have in "Dad's Army." It's the big screen, semi-star studded take on the series which ran in the late '60s and '70s, and there's no doubt that the humor is in a very particularly English strain. But if you vibe with it, then it looks like the movie will deliver. Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta Jones, Toby Jones, Daniel Mays, Michael Gambon, Bill Paterson and Tom Courtenay suit up for the Oliver Parker ("Johnny English Reborn") directed movie which finds laughs as World War II is closing out, and a bumbling contingent of the home guard have to find a spy in their midst. Here's the official synopsis: It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But
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