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Daily Podcast: Robert Pattinson as Batman, His Dark Materials, Back to the Future Musical, and More

On the May 17, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including some possible new Batman casting, a Back to the Future musical, the His Dark Materials trailer, another Stephen King adaptation, and more. In The News: HT – Robert Pattinson Will Play the Caped Crusader in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ [Updated] Chris – 3 Reasons Robert Pattinson is an In...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, London, Movies, Stephen King, Robert Pattinson, Batman, Hulu, Chris, Ben Pearson, Pattinson, Matt Reeves, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume


Great Scott! That ‘Back to the Future’ Musical is Finally Happening, Will Open in London Next Year

We’ve been hearing rumblings about a Back to the Future musical for about seven years, but after a long wait, the show has finally ramped up to 88 mph and is ready to make its debut. Robert Zemeckis, the film’s co-writer/director, and Bob Gale, its co-writer/producer, are still involved in this musical, as is the movie’s composer, Alan Silvestri. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming stage show. Back to the Future Musical Playbill.com reports that Back to the Future: The Musical will...
Tags: Comedy, London, Movies, Sci-fi, United States, Adaptation, Musical, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J Fox, Marty Mcfly, Alan Silvestri, Gale, Dobson, Marty, Manchester Opera House, Silvestri


‘Years & Years’ Trailer: Emma Thompson is a Divisive Politician in HBO’s Dystopian Drama

A powerful political leader who stokes anti-immigrant fears and weaponizes an increasingly polarized community? Where have we heard that before? Years & Years may be a new HBO limited series that depicts a dystopian near-future in which Emma Thompson plays a charming and controversial government leader who threatens to tear Britain apart, but it feels alarmingly relevant to today’s political landscape. The limited series even begins in 2019, before venturing decades into the future to examine w...
Tags: Hbo, London, Television, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Britain, Emma Thompson, Thompson, Political, Russell T Davies, Amazon Prime Video, Years And Years, Golden Globe, Lyons, Rory Kinnear


No home birth: Harry and Meghan’s Archie born in a hospital

LONDON (AP) — The birth certificate for the son of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, reveals that Archie was born in a private hospital in London. The certificate filed Friday makes clear that Meghan did not give birth to the child in the couple’s Frogmore Cottage home, as had been rumored. Archie […]
Tags: London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Harry, Sussex, Meghan, Archie


‘Kinky Boots’ to star in movie theaters, coming full circle

NEW YORK (AP) — If anyone is kicking themselves that they missed seeing the musical “Kinky Boots,” relax — it’s coming to a movie screen nearby this summer. Fathom Events plans to show a performance from the London cast in nearly 500 movie theaters across America on June 25 and again on June 29. The […]
Tags: New York, London, Movies, News, America, Ap, Nation, Fathom Events


Critic’s Pick: ‘The Souvenir’ Review: A Great Movie About a Bad Boyfriend

Honor Swinton Byrne plays a film student navigating love and ambition in 1980s London in Joanna Hogg’s oblique and exquisite new film.
Tags: London, Movies, News, David, James, Burke, Joanna, Byrne, Hogg, Swinton, Joanna Hogg, Tilda, Spencer Ashworth, Swinton Byrne, The Souvenir (Movie, Honor Swinton


Angel Has Fallen Trailer: Gerard Butler Returns as Mike Banning

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Angel Has Fallen Trailer: Gerard Butler returns as Mike Banning Lionsgate has revealed the trailer for the action film Angel Has Fallen, the third film starring Gerard Butler (300) as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning. Check out the Angel Has Fallen trailer below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: London, Movies, White House, Olympus, Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Thompson, Mike Banning, Ric Roman Waugh, Movie News, Creighton Rothenberger, Angel Has Fallen, Mark Gill Matt O'Toole Alan Siegel, Trevor Short, Piper Perabo Covert Affairs


‘Angel Has Fallen’ Trailer: Gerard Butler’s Mike Banning is Back For More Action

Mike Banning, aka Dirtbag John McClane, is back yet again in Angel Has Fallen. The third entry in the Fallen franchise has Gerard Butler‘s ever-capable Secret Service agent framed for attempting to kill President Morgan Freeman. Now Banning has to clear his name, and blow up a lot of people in the process. Watch the Angel Has Fallen trailer below. Angel Has Fallen Trailer  I enjoyed 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, in which Gerard Butler had to save the White House after it was seized by terr...
Tags: London, Movies, White House, Fbi, Sequels, Secret Service, Movie Trailers, Gerard-Butler, Nick Nolte, Butler, Ric Roman Waugh, Action/Adventure, Morgan-Freeman, Allan Trumbull Morgan Freeman, Angel Has Fallen, Mike Banning aka Dirtbag John McClane


Gerard Butler is Back in Action Sequel 'Angel Has Fallen' First Trailer

"The President's top guardian angel has fallen." Lionsgate has debuted the first official trailer for Angel Has Fallen, the latest action sequel following up Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen before it. Gerard Butler returns as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning, who is framed once the President comes under attack, and must figure out what's really going on. Isn't this the exact same plot as the other two? The cast includes Morgan Freeman as the President, with Piper Perabo, Lance Redd...
Tags: London, Movies, Lionsgate, Trailer, Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, To Watch, Chris Browning Danny Huston, Michael Landes


Why the south of Westeros is the north of Ireland

The fantasy world of Game of Thrones was inspired by real places and eventsBut the map of Westeros is a good example of the perplexing relation between fantasy and realityLike Britain, it has a Wall in the North, but the map only really clicks into place if you add Ireland A world of "goblin porn" Warning: if you haven't caught up, mild spoiler ahead."Hell is other people talking about Game of Thrones," writes Arwa Mahdawi in The Guardian this week. A few days more, and the eighth and final seas...
Tags: Europe, Video, London, Entertainment, Aberdeen, History, Britain, Ireland, Innovation, Manchester, Storytelling, Game Of Thrones, Map, Staten Island, Middle Earth, King


A play about Boris Johnson tries to find humor in Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Is Brexit a tragedy, a comedy — or is it too soon to tell? A new play running in London tries to grapple with the Brexit drama, and wring laughs from it at the same time. “The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson ” centers on a key figure in the saga: Britain’s […]
Tags: London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Britain, Nation, Boris Johnson, Brexit


The Souvenir Is a Haunting Portrait of Young Love

People who want to tell the story of their youth usually write memoirs; seldom do they make movies. With The Souvenir, English filmmaker Joanna Hogg re-creates some version of her own experience as a film student in early 1980s London. Yet the movie feels less autobiographical than simply lived-in, a burnished tilting mirror reflecting the…
Tags: London, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Joanna Hogg


Prince Harry accepts apology for intrusive images

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry has settled privacy and data protection claims against a news agency that hovered over his home in a helicopter, taking photos directly into his living room and bedroom. Buckingham Palace says Thursday that Harry accepted substantial damages and an apology from Splash News and Picture Agency. The figure was not […]
Tags: London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Buckingham Palace, Harry


RAJAR Q1 2019: Regional and local radio facts and figures

Whilst the national news is all about new radio stations and breakfast shows, the main headlines in the regions are about one of Bauer’s latest brands. The first results for Greatest Hits Radio in England show a mainly downward trend following the rebrand from City 2 stations last quarter. GHR E.Yorks & N.Lincs (Viking 2) down from 56,000 to 32,000 (was 83,000 a year ago) GHR Lancashire (Rock FM 2) down from 46,000 to 28,000 (was 44,000 a year ago) GHR Liverpool (City 2) down from 218,000 to...
Tags: UK, England, London, Top, Scotland, City, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Devon, West Midlands, North Yorkshire, David Green, Voice, Lake District


RAJAR Q1 2019 – Zoe & Chris plus national and London radio round-up

Chris Evans and Virgin Radio both reached over a million listeners in the first quarter of 2019. The digital station’s audience has almost trebled compared with the last period of 2018 thanks to the arrival of Evans from Radio 2. In Q1/2019 it posts a weekly reach of 1.3m and total hours of 7.765m. A year ago those figures were 427,000 and 1.632m. Last quarter they were 447,000 and 1.686m. Chris’ breakfast show – which also goes out on new digital spin-offs Virgin Radio Anthems and Virgin Rad...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Global, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Manchester, Virgin, Evans, Harry Kane, LBC, Lauren Laverne, James Purnell, Ashley Tabor, Chris Evans


UK tabloid talk show canceled after death of guest

LONDON (AP) — British broadcaster ITV has canceled a long-running and popular daytime reality show after the death of a guest who failed a lie-detector test during a recording. ITV chief executive Carolyn McCall said Wednesday that “The Jeremy Kyle Show” was being scrapped “given the gravity of recent events.” The tabloid-style talk show, which […]
Tags: UK, London, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Itv, Carolyn Mccall, Jeremy Kyle Show


‘Bond 25’ Suspends Shooting After Daniel Craig is Injured On Set

Daniel Craig doesn’t need Rami Malek to defeat him: just his own body. The Bond 25 production has been temporarily suspended after its star took a tumble in what is just the latest in an icky history of scrapes, knocked-out teeth, and sliced-off fingertips. And it seems even in Craig’s swan song as James Bond, he can’t catch a break. It’s no wonder that Craig is eager to hang up the gun and suit — the poor actor has endured all manner of injury ever since he took on the mantle of Agent 007, ...
Tags: London, Movies, Sequels, James-Bond, Danny Boyle, Daniel-Craig, Jamaica, Quantum of Solace, Craig, Jeffrey Wright, Cary Fukunaga, Rami Malek, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Pinewood Studios, Action/Adventure, Bond 25


Historian Rick Atkinson digs deep into Revolutionary War

NEW YORK (AP) — As he researched the first volume of his planned American Revolution trilogy, Rick Atkinson traveled from the battlefields of Massachusetts to London’s Windsor Castle, where he looked through the papers of King George III. “I was there for a month and every day would show my badge at Henry VIII Gate, […]
Tags: New York, London, News, Entertainment, Massachusetts, Ap, Nation, Windsor Castle, George III, Rick Atkinson, Henry VIII Gate


Listen to the daily Radio Audio Week podcast here

Every day this week, a new podcast is being recorded and released covering Radio Audio Week in London. The podcast team is backstage at events including Radio Festival, Tuning In and the British Podcast Awards, speaking to the biggest stars and industry professionals. Catch-up each morning with the previous day’s Radio Audio Week action, as hosts Beth, Joel and Liberty bring you coverage. Episode one features British Podcast Awards judging chair and feared critic Miranda Sawyer, Radiocentre C...
Tags: London, Top, Events, Industry, Radio, Alerts, Miranda Sawyer, Flora Williams, Radiocentre, Siobhan Kenny, Radio Audio Week, Beth Joel


Mandatory Streamers: George Clooney Returns to TV for Catch-22

Mandatory Streamers: George Clooney returns to the small screen for Catch-22 Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of May 13, George Clooney returns to the small screen for the first time in a decade (having last starred in the medical TV drama ER) to help bring to life the classic comedy-drama Catch-22. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal ann...
Tags: UK, TV, London, Gabrielle Union, Movies, Los Angeles, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Showtime, TV News, Streaming, George Clooney, Emmy, Damian Lewis, Hulu, Staten Island


Alfred is Done with Violence in New Pennyworth Promo

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Alfred is done with violence in new Pennyworth promo After years of violence in service to the Queen, Alfred Pennyworth now wants to live a peaceful life. Check out the newly released promo teaser for Epix’s upcoming Batman prequel series in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Video, UK, TV, London, Movies, Rome, Gotham, TV News, CSI, Sas, Alfred, Bruce, Epix, Benjamin Button, Harwood, ComingSoon


UK halts export of ‘Lady Chatterley’ copy from famous trial

LONDON (AP) — The British government used its powers to preserve the nation’s cultural treasures on Monday to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” The copy of the once-scandalous book was used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of Penguin Books. Penguin was prosecuted in 1960 for […]
Tags: Books, UK, London, News, Entertainment, Ap, World, Penguin, Lady Chatterley


2019 search for ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 launched

The annual search for 30 people under the age of 30 working in radio got underway at this year’s Radio Festival in London today. Each year, the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 celebrates the UK radio and audio industry’s most promising young professionals. Now in its eighth year, the national search identifies the most talented and exceptional future stars spanning all areas of the industry. ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 Under 30 alumni; Grace Hopper, Louisa Wells, Reece Parkinson and Becca...
Tags: UK, London, Top, Awards, Industry, Radio, 30 Under 30, BBC Radio, BBC Radio Leicester, Radio Academy, Bfbs, ReelWorld Radio Academy, Jo Bucci, Becca Bryers, Anthony Gay ReelWorld, Grace Hopper Louisa Wells Reece Parkinson


CS Interview: Stephen Merchant Talks Fighting With My Family

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Stephen Merchant Talks Fighting With My Family MGM and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have provided ComingSoon.net the opportunity to speak 1:1 with director Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras) about the film Fighting with My Family, which is now available on Digital HD and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 14. RELATED: Fighting with My Family Trailer Brings the True Story to Life PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = ...
Tags: England, Hollywood, London, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Rock, My Family, Broadway, States, Johnson, Stephen, Steve, Dwayne, Paige, Stephen Merchant, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment


‘Killing Eve’ slays the competition at British TV awards

LONDON (AP) — Sharp-edged spy thriller “Killing Eve” has won three major trophies at the British Academy Television Awards, including best drama series. Jodie Comer was named best actress for her performance as ruthless assassin Villanelle. She beat co-star Sandra Oh, who plays Villanelle’s secret-agent nemesis Eve. Fiona Shaw was named best supporting actress on […]
Tags: London, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Sandra, Jodie Comer, British Academy Television Awards, Villanelle, Eve Fiona Shaw


Bafta television awards red carpet 2019 – in pictures

Actors pose in the sunshine as they arrive at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank Continue reading...
Tags: London, Television, Media, Celebrity, Culture, News photography, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, BAFTA, Baftas, Southbank Continue


Lucha Libre wrestler Silver King dies at London performance

LONDON (AP) — A well-known Mexican wrestler who co-starred in the comedy “Nacho Libre” has died of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on stage in London. Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron, the lucha libre star known as Silver King, performed Saturday night at The Roundhouse. The venue said Sunday on Twitter that he died during […]
Tags: London, News, Entertainment, Sports, Ap, Nation, Nacho Libre, Lucha Libre, Silver King, Cesar Cuauhtemoc Gonzalez Barron


‘Judy’ Trailer: Renée Zellwegger Takes You Somewhere Over the Rainbow as Judy Garland

In the twilight of Judy Garland‘s career, she would perform a five-week sold-out show in London, right before her last concert appearance in Copenhagen in 1969 and right before her tragic death mere months later. The upcoming biopic Judy centers on that week-long show, while touching on her bright career and a life marked by ecstatic highs and depressing lows. Renée Zellwegger transforms into the legendary actress and singer in the Judy trailer. Judy Trailer Somewhere over the rainbow i...
Tags: London, Movies, Drama, Bbc, Anne Hathaway, Movie Trailers, Copenhagen, Michael Gambon, Rupert Goold, True Story, Judy, Judy Garland, Garland, Liza Minnelli, Finn Wittrock, Peter Quilter


Watch Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in the Teaser Trailer for Judy

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Watch Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland in the teaser trailer for Judy Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment have released the first teaser trailer for Judy, the new biopic about legendary actress Judy Garland starring Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger. Check it out in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; goog...
Tags: Video, London, Movies, Renée Zellweger, Judy, Judy Garland, Tony, Olivier, ComingSoon, Movie News, Mickey Deans, Jessie Buckley Beast, Rupert Goold Zellweger, Michael Gambon Harry


Princes William and Harry back UK mental health text support

LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry and their wives, Kate and Meghan, are joining forces to back a text messaging service to help people experiencing mental health problems. Their Royal Foundation will provide a 3 million-pound ($3.9 million) grant to back the initiative called Shout. The service is designed to help people with a […]
Tags: Health, UK, London, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Harry, Kate, William, Meghan, Their Royal Foundation



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