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‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review: ‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish Returns With a Perfectly Fine Family Adventure

An old-fashioned streak of adventure runs throughout The Kid Who Would Be King , a riff on the King Arthur legend gussied up for modern times. It’s a decent enough family film, largely dependent on the charm of its young cast, that manages to be slightly disappointing only if you recognize the name of its writer/director. That would be Joe Cornish, whose directorial debut Attack the Block was a blast of fresh air back in 2011. Inexplicably, it’s taken Cornish the better part of a decade t...
Tags: England, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Britain, United Kingdom, Merlin, Patrick Stewart, Alex, Joe Cornish, Andy, King Arthur, Kay, Arthur, Cornish, Lancelot


Well-Planned Retirement

Funny, but untrue story: Outside England's Bristol Zoo there is a parking lot for 150 cars and 8 buses. For 25 years, its parking fees were managed by a very pleasant attendant... The fees for cars ($1.40), for buses (about $7). Then, one day, after 25 solid years of never missing a day of work, he just didn't show up; so the zoo management called the city council and asked it to send them another parking agent. The council did some research and replied that the parking lot was the zoo's own res...
Tags: England, France, Spain, Italy, Humor, Bristol Zoo


The Mummy – review

Director: Alex Kurtzman Release date: 2017 Contains spoilers This was the second false start of the Universal monsters’ reboot (dubbed Dark Universe). The first attempt, Dracula Untold, was so unsuccessful that it was allegedly dropped from the continuity. This did not set the cinematic world alight and the Dark Universe again looked unlikely. One issue was the push in both of these films at the action adventure, rather than horror. Whilst they can be used in various ways, the classic monsters ...
Tags: Amazon, England, Movies, Iraq, US, Egypt, Universal, Vail, Tom Cruise, NICK, Morton, Tom, Jekyll, Dracula, Cross, Amazon UK


Witness says prince was helped out of car after crash

LONDON (AP) — A witness has described how he helped Queen Elizabeth II’s husband out of his car after it rolled over in an accident on a busy road known for safety issues in eastern England. Motorist Roy Warne told the BBC on Friday that he helped Prince Philip out of his Land Rover through […]
Tags: England, London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Bbc, Nation, Elizabeth Ii, Prince Philip, Roy Warne


Writer’s Room: The Most Anticipated New TV Shows of 2019, Part 1

On the January 17, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to decide the most anticipated new tv shows of 2019. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter: Brad g...
Tags: Hbo, England, New York, London, Television, Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Abc, Mexico, France, China, Boston, New York City, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Neil Gaiman


Britain’s Prince Philip, queen’s husband, in car accident

LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says the 97-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, has been in a car accident but wasn’t injured. The palace said the two-vehicle accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate, the queen’s country retreat in eastern England. The Norfolk Constabulary says officers responded to a reported collision and […]
Tags: England, London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Britain, Nation, Buckingham Palace, Norfolk Constabulary, Philip, Sandringham Estate, Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip


Now Scream This: ’90s Horror Gems, the Greatest Horror Comedy Ever, and the Best ‘Resident Evil’ Movie

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: This week on “Now Scream This,” our theme is “Matt’s Really Tired And Needs Something Easy.” Jetlag is for real, and 2019 is already becoming a workload avalanche, so Chris graciously agreed to another freebie selection entry. Thank you, Chris. My sanity and throbbing exhaustion headache are in you...
Tags: Amazon, England, London, Movies, Horror, Features, Jon Stewart, Robert Rodriguez, Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Alice, Chris, Clea DuVall, Matt, Shaun, Faculty


Anne Hathaway Joins Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches Adaptation

Anne Hathaway joins Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches adaptation Oscar winner Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, Ocean’s 8, Serenity) will be starring in Robert Zemeckis’ The Witches adaptation for Warner Bros. Pictures as the Grand High Witch, Variety has confirmed. Zemeckis will be directing the project, based on Roald Dahl’s novel. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandA...
Tags: England, Movies, Horror, Roald Dahl, Alfonso Cuarón, Anne Hathaway, Steve Carell, Robert Zemeckis, Nicolas Roeg, Toro, Guillermo, Warner Bros Pictures, Dahl, Zemeckis, Rowan Atkinson, ComingSoon


Helen Thomas announces leadership structure changes

BBC Director of England Helen Thomas says BBC Local Radio will “own local conversations and reflect life in modern England” as part of changes announced to staff today. The leadership of BBC England will also be reworked to a structure based around platforms rather than geography. A Head of News and Head of TV Commissioning will be appointed alongside the Head of Audio and Digital with an overall reduction in the number of senior managers. The BBC says it will “reinvent and refresh” its offe...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Digital, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Alerts, South East, Local Radio, Helen Thomas, Bbc Local Radio, Chris Burns, Head of News and Head of TV Commissioning, North the Midlands, South West Chris Burns


‘State Like Sleep’ Star Katherine Waterston on Balancing Indies and Blockbusters [Interview]

Over the past decade, actress Katherine Waterston has built up a solid filmography of work that had made her one of the most eclectic and reliable performers around. After years of theater work and taking meaty supporting roles in such films as Michael Clayton (her first film), Taking Woodstock, Robot & Frank (as well as a semi-regular role on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), she made an impressive showing as Shasta Ray Hepworth in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2014 marvel Inherent Vice, whic...
Tags: Hbo, England, New York, Movies, Interviews, Digital, Toronto, Features, Danny Boyle, Steven Soderbergh, Paul Thomas Anderson, Joan Didion, Brussels, Meredith, Jonah Hill, Caribbean


‘Stan and Ollie’ Star Steve Coogan on Bringing the Iconic Comedy Duo to Life [Interview]

There are few things more satisfying than having modern-day actors pay worthy tribute to their legendary predecessors, and the easily lovable biopic Stan & Ollie, from director Jon S. Baird, is almost nothing but that, with Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly (along with some awards-worthy makeup) portraying arguably the greatest comedy duo in film history, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The movie documents a period in the later years of their career, during which the two are having less success...
Tags: Europe, England, Hollywood, Movies, Greece, Drama, Interviews, Nike, Features, United Kingdom, Rob, Pope, John, Shirley, Steve-Coogan, Alan Partridge


The Morning Watch: ‘The Favourite’ Featurettes on Production Design, Costume Creation & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, take a look behind the scenes of the Golden Globe nominated and likely soon-to-be Oscar-nominated film The Favourite. A batch of featurettes take a closer look at the film’s intricate and elegant production ...
Tags: England, Comedy, Movies, Drama, Emma-Stone, Olivia Colman, Fox Searchlight, Rachel-Weisz, Abigail, Anne, Golden Globe, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire England, Yorgos Lanthimos, Sandy Powell, Video Of The Day


Global’s local guidelines changes revealed by Ofcom

Ofcom says it is ‘minded to approve’ a request by Global Radio to change the ‘approved areas’ under the updated localness guidelines. The biggest radio group wants to change the South of England, East of England and West of England areas to ‘Meridian’, ‘Anglia’ and ‘South West and West Country’ areas. Changes announced last year mean larger approved areas for which minimum ‘local hours’ requirements apply. RadioToday reported in November that Global had asked for changes to create a better fi...
Tags: England, Top, Wales, Scotland, Global, Industry, Radio, West, Southampton, Ofcom, Northampton, Brighton, Capital, Heart, Bournemouth, South Wales


The Beatles in Comics!

Review by KC Carlson People tend to forget that the Beatles (as a group) were only together for 10 years and only recorded together for eight. But once they got started, they composed and recorded more than 200 songs, and at least 12 albums, throughout the 1960s. (The album count is a little dicey, since many of their albums in England differed from their albums in America in both content and number of songs.) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, [...]
Tags: Comics, England, America, John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison, NBM / Papercutz, KC Carlson People


Hidden Streams: Werner Herzog, Paul Schrader, and Other Streaming Gems

(Welcome to Hidden Streams , a column focused on the best older movies available to stream on your favorite services, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more.) The death of FilmStruck might make it harder for cinephiles to dig those older hidden gems out of the overwhelming piles of streaming titles. From lesser-known classics to cult favorites, we’ve put together a handy guide to some of the best older films you can stream on the various platforms. In this edition of Hidden Streams, yo...
Tags: Amazon, England, Texas, Movies, Abc, California, Features, David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder, Quentin Tarantino, Seattle, Jay, Denver, Antoine, Alice, Bell


The Star Wars News Roundup for January 11, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of January 11, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars†news from the week of January 11, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars†fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, England, TV, Movies, Disney, Mark Hamill, Winnie, Luke Skywalker, Matthew Wood, Jim Cummings, Kessel Run, Kaz, The Star Wars News Roundup, Chewie, Kieron Gillen


BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry dies after short illness

Former Radio 1 and BBC Radio Manchester presenter Dianne Oxberry has died aged 51, after recently being diagnosed with cancer. News of Dianne’s death was announced by BBC North West, where she has been the main regional TV weather presenter for the past 23 years. In the early 90s, she was a household name across the UK for her role on the Radio 1 breakfast show alongside Simon Mayo and also as a presenter on the summer 1991 series of Saturday morning kids TV show ‘The 8.15 From Manchester’ on...
Tags: UK, England, Top, Bbc, People, Radio, Manchester, Rip, Met Office, North West, Alerts, Ian, BBC Radio Manchester, Steve Wright, Dianne, Roger Johnson


The Favourite Review

If you’ve managed to become a fan of Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer), you probably weren’t expecting his next feature to be from the realm of “based on true events,” or set in the throne room of 18th century England. You also might not expect him to be directing something he didn’t write. On the other hand, once you hear that The Favourite is an often bizarre, always discomforting, morality play focusing on sexuality, mental illness, manipulation and cha...
Tags: England, Featured, Movies, Movie Review, Shakespeare, Sarah, Great Britain, Abigail, Anne, Nicholas Hoult, Lear, Newsline, Queen Anne, Weisz, Lanthimos, Yorgos Lanthimos Dogtooth


talkSPORT wins more exclusive cricket rights

talkSPORT has bagged the exclusive rights for England’s tour of India in 2020-2021. Every ball of the tour will be broadcast live on talkSPORT 2 including all T20s, ODIs and Test Matches against the current World number one Test side. This means the station will now exclusively broadcast all of England’s major overseas tours until 2021. Former England cricketer and talkSPORT presenter Darren Gough told us more: “Watching India’s performance against Australia has whetted my appetite for when ...
Tags: England, Australia, India, Radio, South Africa, Bradford, Yorkshire, Wireless, Joe Root, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Talksport, Barmy Army, Barbados, Adam, Adam Dean


Greatest Hits Radio launches with new line-up

Greatest Hits Radio has launched on FM, AM and DAB in a number of regions across England, with Mark Goodier joining the network for a daily programme. The former BBC Radio 1 and Smooth Radio presenter will present the mid-morning show, and joins a team of presenters already established on the network. Here’s how the schedule looks each weekday in England: 6am -10am – Rossie aka Simon Ross 10am – 1pm – Mark Goodier 1pm – 4pm – Andy Crane 4pm – 7pm – Drivetime with Darren Proctor; Rachel New...
Tags: England, Top, Scotland, Industry, Radio, Liverpool, Ofcom, David Bowie, West Midlands, Metro, Alerts, Bowie, Clyde, Rachel, Bauer, BBC Radio


The 13 Funniest Movies of 2018: Sex, Death, Racism, Drugs, and Superpowers

Every awards season, there are a lot of comedies that get swept under the rug simply because they’re trying to make people laugh. Most comedies aren’t “good enough” to be considered for Oscars, and even the Golden Globes ignore many of the real comedies in favor of movies pretending to be comedies, like The Martian or Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. This past year brought us a wide array of comedies, but rather than merely classifying them as your average comedy, we wanted to just count down The 1...
Tags: England, Comedy, Movies, Washington, America, Washington Dc, Anna Kendrick, Armando Iannucci, Spike Lee, Paul Feig, Thor, Yemen, Joseph Stalin, George W Bush, Adam Driver, Dick Cheney


Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

Several people have told me they thought 2018 was a disappointing year for movies. I say: nuts to that. Any year that gives us Nicolas Cage fighting with a chainsaw, Ethan Hawke having a crisis of faith, and Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman in a power-grabbing love triangle is a-okay in my book. Below you’ll find my top 10 movies of the year – a list I struggled with, because there were so many films competing to make it into these top spots. In addition to the 10 below, let me just t...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Movies, Fbi, Nicole Kidman, Mexico City, Ethan Hawke, Olivia Colman, Hereditary, Roma, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicolas Cage, Sarah, Bell, Joe, Nicholas Britell


Sir Alastair Cook joins BBC Radio 5 Live’s cricket team

BBC Radio 5 Live has signed Sir Alastair Cook to be part of the team reporting from England’s 2019 tour of the West Indies. Sir Alastair retired from international cricket with a century in his final Test match against India in September 2018, and will now join Jonathan Agnew for the second and third Tests in the West Indies, providing updates and analysis for BBC Radio 5 Live, the BBC Sport website and the TMS podcast. He will also feature regularly on BBC Sport’s online magazine show, The C...
Tags: England, India, Bbc, People, Radio, Alastair Cook, Programmes, Sri Lanka, Caribbean, West Indies, Jonathan Agnew, Alastair, TMS, BBC Sport, BBC Radio, Bbc Radio 5 Live


The 10 Best Movie Capes of 2018

Capes: They’re not just for superheroes. And they never were, thank you very much. Throughout the history of film , capes have been giving high drama to every genre, from historical epics to horror films to character-based dramas to high-fashion romps to, yes, the superhero movie. They’re dramatic, impractical (yes, Edna Mode, “no capes!,” we know ), and too, too damn cool. The cinematic capes of 2018 were no exception. Join me, please, as we traipse together down this cape-lined road of...
Tags: Fashion, England, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Ocean, Freddie Mercury, Sandra Bullock, Emma Stone, Anne Hathaway, Rachel Weisz, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Coogler, Emily Blunt, Kaling, Mindy Kaling


Sacha Baron Cohen Won’t Make ‘Who Is America?’ Season 2

After stirring up all sorts of controversy and creating problems for plenty of politicians and pundits, Sacha Baron Cohen‘s comedy documentary series Who Is America? will not be returning for a second season. No, the show hasn’t been canceled, but instead, Cohen simply doesn’t see a way to easily continue the show and deliver the same kind of shock and hilarity. The Hollywood Reporter recently had an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen on their Awards Chatter podcast, and thankfully, he wasn’t p...
Tags: Hbo, England, Comedy, Television, Movies, Documentary, America, Georgia, United States, Showtime, Kazakhstan, Borat, Sacha-Baron-Cohen, Cohen, Da Ali, Da Ali G Show


First Look at Catherine of Aragon in The Spanish Princess Revealed

First look at Catherine of Aragon in The Spanish Princess revealed The first look at the Starz series The Spanish Princess has been revealed. Entertainment Weekly got a look at star Charlotte Hope in her role as Catherine of Aragon in the historical drama. Exclusive: Get your first look at Catherine of Aragon in The Spanish Princess https://t.co/z4wgPgZiB1 — Entertainment Weekly (@EW) December 20, 2018 PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandA...
Tags: England, London, Movies, TV News, Starz, Graham, Mars, Wiltshire, Frost, Catherine, Entertainment Weekly, Isabella, Oviedo, Rosa, Aragon, Philippa Gregory


The Rabbits Try a Daring Escape in the New Clip from Watership Down

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The rabbits try a daring escape in the new clip from Watership Down The BBC has released a new clip from their upcoming adaptation of the classic novel Watership Down. In the clip, the rabbits, lost on a voyage to find a better home for themselves, end up trapped, leaving them no choice but to attempt a death-defying escape. You can check out the clip in the post below! Set in the idyllic rural landscape of southern England, this tale of adventure, courage and survival fo...
Tags: England, TV, Movies, Bbc, Netflix, James McAvoy, Dublin, Ben Kingsley, John Boyega, Nicholas Hoult, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, TV Clips, Watership Down, Sandleford Warren, Tom Bidwell Bafta, Noam Murro


ComingSoon.net’s Top 10 Movies of 2018 Lists!

ComingSoon.net’s Top 10 Movies of 2018 Lists! The writers and staff at ComingSoon.net are proud to present our lists of the Top 10 Movies of 2018! You’ll find ranked lists below from Managing Editor Spencer Perry, Associate Editor Max Evry, and reviewers Alan Cerny, Kalyn Corrigan, Joshua Starnes and Scott Chitwood. As always we encourage our readers to debate the rankings (or post lists of their own) in the comments! Check out all six lists below! PB = PB ||...
Tags: Japan, England, Viola Davis, Movies, Horror, Orson Welles, US, America, Los Angeles, Paddington, Nicole Kidman, Alaska, Bradley Cooper, Mexico City, Ethan Hawke, Alfonso Cuarón


CS Interview: John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan on Stan & Ollie

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: John C. Reilly & Steve Coogan on Stan & Ollie Sony Pictures Classics invited ComingSoon.net to interview acclaimed actors Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly about portraying Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in the Stan & Ollie biopic. Check out the insightful interview below! Stan & Ollie is a drama that follows the legendary comedy duo Laurel & Hardy during their 1953 variety hall tour of Britain which began with low attendance and eventually became a hit with old...
Tags: UK, England, Hollywood, Movies, America, Britain, Ireland, Watson, John, States, Sony Pictures, Oliver, Steve Coogan, Great Britain, Santa Monica, John C Reilly


First Look at Traitors Spy Drama from Channel 4 & Netflix Released

BEGIN SLIDESHOW First look at Traitors spy drama from Channel 4 & Netflix released Channel 4 and Netflix have released a first look at the spy drama Traitors. You can check out the photo below in the gallery (via Deadline). PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeM...
Tags: UK, England, TV, Movies, Jerusalem, Civil Service, Netflix, Britain, Ireland, Labour, Channel 4, TV News, Peter, Traitors, Michael Stuhlbarg, Dearbhla Walsh



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