Saturday, November 18News For London

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Review: Deadpool

Culture, Film
108 minutes of pure unadulterated violence, sexual montages and fourth wall destroying monologues. Yes, this is Deadpool and he is Marvel’s new antihero... Screencap from Deadpool. Credit: Fox Movies Marvel's Deadpool is not your average superhero film nor does it conform to the norms of general filmmaking. From the offset it strives to remind you of this with the inclusion of unconventional credits stating that it is written by 'the real heroes here' and is directed by 'an overpaid tool'. And the slow motion action underlaying this launches you straight into the promised unadulterated violence which certainly starts the film with impact. #Deadpool is *not* a movie to take your kids to, unless your kids are 21 and 17 like mine are. We enjoyed it. :D — Rick Riordan (@camphalfblood

Hugh Grant to play Meryl Streep’s husband in an upcoming biopic

#breakingnews, Film
Hugh Grant is going to play an aristocrat in his next film 'Florence Foster Jenkins'. The movie is based on a true story of a terrible opera singer played by Meryl Streep.  The London based actor is working with the Oscar winning actress for the first time. Grant is going to play the role of St. Claire Bayfield, Jenkins' manager and husband. His character is supportive of his partner's dream of becoming an opera singer, despite her lack of talent. While Streep believes that she is the epitome of vocal talent, Grant desperately hides the ugly truth from reports The Wrap. Grant was last seen in 2015, in the film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. The actor recently became a father for the fourth time. Florence Foster Jenkins is being directed by Stephen Frears who has directed films like 'The Que

Stephen Fry deletes Twitter account after facing flack over BAFTA ‘Bag Lady’ joke

Culture, Film, Social media
Stephen Fry has removed his twitter account after arguing online with some of his critics over a joke he made during the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award.   Fry, who has been hosting for the BAFTA's since 2001, commented on the appearance of costume design award-winner Jenny Beaven at the event on Sunday. He stated "only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to an awards ceremony dressed as a bag lady".   Vine.   The majority of the BAFTA audience laughed at the gag.   However, online some people were offended by the host's remarks. https://twitter.com/jamesgoley/status/698987720006373376 https://twitter.com/jo_elvin/status/698987768886784000 https://twitter.com/LadyM_McManus/status/6989879...

Daniel Craig to quit playing James Bond

#breakingnews, Film
Daniel Craig is said to leave the James Bond franchise according to The Sun. The actor is set to join the cast of American TV show 'Purity'. Before the release of 'Spectre' in 2015, the 47 year-old actor said that he would rather 'slash his wrist', rather than reprise the role of Agent 700. War and Peace actor James Norton is his probable replacement. Other possible candidates for this role are: Idris Elba, Hardy and Henry Cavil reports The Independent. After playing the character for 10 years, Craig will make his debut on American television. He is starring in the TV series 'Purity', which is an adaption of the novel of the same name. The book was written by American novelist Jonathan Franzen. The series consists of 20 episodes and will be co-written by Franzen and Todd Field, who

Revenant wins big at 2016 BAFTAs

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Battle scene featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Photo credit: 20th Century Fox. The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy has scooped up many of the awards in the major categories at the BAFTAs this evening. The film took best director, best picture, best sound, best cinematography and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. The BAFTAs, one of the most prestigious awards ceremony ahead of the Academy Awards, honoured Alejandro González Iñárritu's the Revenant with five big awards at the ceremony this evening. The film, based on true events, focuses on a wilderness survival tale with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as the main character Hugh Glass. DiCaprio's harrowing portrayal of the character was rewarded with a best actor award and with The Telegraph calling it his "b

Jennifer Lawrence to play Fidel Castro’s lover

Film
Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is all set to play another real life character in the upcoming film ‘Marita’.   The script is said to be written by American Hustle writer Eric Warren Singer. Lawrence plays German-born American Marita Lorenzo, Fidel Castro’s lover, who subsequently becomes a spy for the CIA. The romantic spy drama revolves around Lorenzo’s illustrious journey from being the Cuban dictator’s love interest, to becoming his assassin. Lorenzo, who began her affair with Castro in 1959, fled the nation and joined the anti-communists in the United States. She was also allegedly involved in the assassination of former American President John .F. Kennedy reports Variety. After American President Barack Obama lifted the embargo on Cuba, the Caribbean Island

Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, to play Michael Jackson

Film
Michael Jackson fans are outraged that London based actor Joseph Fiennes is set to play the singer on a TV programme to be aired on Sky Arts. Jackson fans made their disapproval of the casting evident on social media. Fiennes' casting was discussed on social media using the hashtag #whitewashing. Just as Fiennes' new role was announced, U.S. and Canada are celebrating Black History month. https://twitter.com/cag419/status/692124759878975489 British news anchor Piers Morgan used his sarcasm to state his opinion on Twitter. https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/692660719775584257 African American talk - show Trevor Noah made a joke about this news as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-SV8YL4Fmg Sky Arts, which airs TV shows dedicated to the highbrow arts, claims

Deadpool to be rated 15 in the UK

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Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Photo credit: 20th Century Fox.  Marvel's new film Deadpool is to be rated 15 in the UK for "strong bloody violence, strong language and sexual references" states the British Board of Film Classification. Ryan Reynolds is set to star as Deadpool in the new unconventional comic book film hitting UK screens on 10th February. The film, which according to the BBFC offers strong violence and language, is the first Marvel cinema adaption to gain an age rating of 15. Marvel's previous films such as The Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America have generally been rated around the 12, 12A mark. It seems that 20th Century Fox and Marvel are stepping away from the child friendly super-hero film style with this new film. In comparison, as The Independent states th
On The Big Screen This Weekend

On The Big Screen This Weekend

Culture, Film
The last weekend in January is upon us and the silver screen is a buzz with lots of big hits to keep you occupied this weekend. Some films to take note of as we gear up for February are: 1. Goosebumps - R.L Stine's best selling children's horror tales are finally being brought to life and with a twisted sense of humour thanks to the main star, Jack Black. Rolling Stone's magazine mentions the movie as a 'good time', but will only adhere to the goosebumps audience. If you did read these tales in your younger years, this film should be your top choice this weekend. Watch the trailer here. Opening night - 30/01/2016. 2. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - This film is about the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic mission in Libya. An action movie based on a true story i...

The Force will not awaken in four London cinemas…

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Regent Street cinema. Credit: Madi Davis  Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be one of the biggest cinematic releases of all time. Yet four independent cinemas in the heart of London are not showing the film on its day of release, if at all. The new installment in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, has had some of the biggest hype surrounding a cinematic release in recent years and is set to be a huge hit over Christmas. With such a highly anticipated film release it would be expected that every cinema in London whether independent or not would be set to screen the film. And at first look, this would appear to be true with many of the popular independents offering multiple screenings. However, four cinemas have excluded Star Wars from their releases. Regent Street Ci