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‘Jungle Cruise’ Spoiler Review: Steamboat Disney Plots a Familiar Course Down the Blockbuster River

You’ve seen the backside of water in Schweitzer Falls on Disney’s Jungle Cruise attraction, and now we’re coming out the back of the Jungle Cruise movie’s opening weekend. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, it’s the latest live-action Disney feature to capitalize on the brand recognition of an existing theme park ride or animated film. On Friday, Jungle Cruise had its simultaneous release in theaters and on Disney+ (with $30 Premier Access), so now it’s ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Asia, London, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Africa, Disney, America, Indiana, Features, Metallica, Brazil, South America, Scarlett Johansson, Cinderella

Lily Allen: from chart-topping handbag kid to the heart of London’s West End

The singer is back in front of a live audience this week, playing ‘a woman with a real point of view’ in a spooky new play, 2:22 – A Ghost StoryThere, in the background, wearing drop pearl earrings, is 13-year-old Lily Allen dressed up as a little lady-in-waiting. Cinema audiences watching Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth when the film of that name came out in 1998 might have been concentrating on the queen’s courtly dancing in the middle of the frame, but yes, it really was Allen playing a mini roya...
Tags: Music, London, Celebrity, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Stage, West End, Lily Allen, Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth, Allen, Shekhar Kapur

‘Jungle Cruise’ Ending Explained: Will There be More Cruising in the Jungle?

Disney’s Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt sails into theaters and Disney+ Premiere Access today. It’s a fun flick, one that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and packs in a lot of spectacular surprises. One of the surprises takes place toward the end of the film and has implications for potential future movies. Read on for our breakdown of the ending. And be warned: there be major spoilers below. The Jungle Cruise Ending In the last third of the movie, we find out ...
Tags: London, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Features, Cambridge, Johnson, Emily Blunt, Lily, Frank, Proxima, Blunt, MacGregor, Jungle Cruise, Lily Houghton, Frank Wolff

7 Disneyland rides made into movies, and 7 more possible projects

While many Disneyland attractions are based on films, a few have made the journey in the opposite direction — starting as theme park rides that became major motion pictures. The upcoming “Jungle Cruise” is the latest entry in Disney’s ever-growing catalog of attempts to turn theme park attractions into film franchises — with most of them until recently becoming fabulous flops rather than breakout hits. The new “Jungle Cruise” debuting Friday, July 30 will bring the classic 1955 Disneyland ride t...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Abc, China, Amy Schumer, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United Nations, Amy Poehler, Guillermo Del Toro, New Orleans

Superhero Bits: Starro Invades London for ‘The Suicide Squad’, ‘Marvel Future Revolution’ Coming in August & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition of Superhero Bits: Jeffrey Wright discusses Chadwick Boseman‘s performance in What If…? Do you want to meet a Stan Lee impersonator down in Florida? Get the lowdown on the upcoming open wor...
Tags: Florida, Hbo, TV, London, Movies, News, Marvel, Disney, Dc Comics, Features, Suicide Squad, John, Disneyland, James Gunn, Stan Lee, Cw

Searchlight’s All-Star Murder Mystery Pic Gets Title & First-Look Photo

Searchlight Pictures has finally revealed the first official photo from Tom George’s upcoming directorial debut feature, which has now been titled See How They Run. In addition, the full cast and character details have also been announced, confirming that the film is currently slated for a wide theatrical release in 2022. “Making my debut feature with a company like Searchlight and this incredible cast has been a total dream,” George said in a statement (via Variety). “I’m so excited to bring th...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Bbc, David, Ethan Hawke, Oscar, West End, Grand Budapest Hotel, David Oyelowo, Clifford, Ruth Wilson, Adrien Brody, Dennis, Wilson, Henderson

‘See How They Run’ First Look Features Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan Wearing Hats, Solving Crimes

We have Kenneth Branagh’s Poirot series. We have Rian Johnson’s Knives Out trilogy. And now we have See How They Run, another star-studded murder mystery movie. Is this a trend? If so, I like it. Due out in theaters in 2022, See How They Run stars Sam Rockwell as a weary inspector and Saoirse Ronan as an eager rookie constable who team up to find out who killed a crew member on a film shoot in 1950s London. The first official image from the film is here, along with the full list of cast members...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Bbc, David, Brooklyn, West End, Kenneth Branagh, Grand Budapest Hotel, David Oyelowo, Rian Johnson, Ruth Wilson, Adrien Brody, Dennis, Saoirse Ronan, Don

TIFF 2021 Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery Lineup Announced

The first wave of Toronto International Film Festival 2021 titles dropped last week, and now we have even more movies joining the festival. The titles announced today are part of the TIFF Contemporary World Cinema and Discovery lineup, and include new films from Jane Campion, Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky, Joachim Trier, and more – including a heavy dose of debut features from filmmakers on the rise. The Toronto International Film Festival is back this year for its 46th edition, and whi...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Hbo, Usa, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Keira Knightley, Mexico, France, Russia, India, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles

Dilse Radio to be rebranded as retro service Lyca Gold

Lyca Media will phase out its Dilse Radio branding soon in favour of creating a Gold service for Lyca Radio. Lyca Gold will launch in September on 1035AM in London and digital following a Format change from Ofcom allowing Disle to switch from a speech heavy service to playing oldies. The company’s new CEO, Raj Baddhan, has been working on the changes since his appointment in January this year. He says: “Since I joined the Lyca Group at the beginning of this year, my vision has been clear. I ...
Tags: UK, London, Industry, Radio, Ofcom, Lyca Group, Raj Baddhan, Lyca Radio, Lyca Media, Dilse Radio, Lyca Gold, Lyca Radio Lyca Gold, Atif Aslam Lyca Gold

‘The Saint’ Reboot Casts ‘Bridgerton’ Star Regé-Jean Page, Replacing Chris Pine, Who Replaced Chris Pratt

Regé-Jean Page, who broke out in a big way in the first season of Netflix’s steamy romantic period drama Bridgerton, has locked down another movie role. Page will play the title character in Paramount’s The Saint reboot film, which is loosely based on a 1920s book series that sparked a 1960s TV series and a 1997 Val Kilmer movie about a master of disguise who serves as a modern day Robin Hood figure, robbing the rich and redistributing wealth to those in need. Deadline reports that Regé-Jean ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, News, Robin Hood, Netflix, Evans, Chris Pratt, Robert Evans, Chris, Page, Val Kilmer, Seth Grahame Smith, Vic, Dexter Fletcher, Kwame Kwei Armah

Jo Brand to host new four-part series on Scala Radio

On Tour with Jo Brand is a new four-part series to be broadcast by Scala Radio throughout August. The programmes will celebrate the best UK classical music as the comedian takes a musical trip around the country. Jo commented: “It is great to be back out On Tour, albeit in a slightly different way to what I am used to. “I am looking forward to exploring the wonderful of classical music the UK has to offer, whilst reminiscing about some of the fun memories I have had whilst out on the comedy...
Tags: UK, England, London, Scotland, People, Radio, West, Liverpool, South West, Lake District, Jo Brand, South East, Jo, North Wales, Mendelssohn, Bruch

‘The Princess Bride’ fans at the Hollywood Bowl will hear live score for the first time

When the Los Angeles Philharmonic plays the opening notes of the score of “The Princess Bride” at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, fans in the amphitheater will be the first in the world to watch the beloved film with live orchestral accompaniment. And somewhere in the crowd — which will include director Rob Reiner who will introduce the film — orchestrator Mark Graham will be listening to the orchestra that will be playing his adaptation of Mark Knopfler’s original score, and to the reaction of ...
Tags: England, London, Movies, La, Matt Damon, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, Long Beach, James Bond, Graham, Slipknot, Lake District, Tribeca

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Director Teases Hideous Rabbit Return

Marvel Studios has big plans for its upcoming slate of films, and one of the bigger ones has just begun, with director Peyton Reed announcing that Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania has officially started filming.   RELATED: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Begins Production in the UK In a message sent out on Twitter, Reed shared the news that the official first day of principal photography has started, commemorating the announcement with a photograph of a very terrifyingly ugly stuffed bunny t...
Tags: UK, London, Movies, Marvel, Disney, Action, Michael Pena, Marvel Studios, Michael Douglas, Ant-man, Comic Book, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Morty, Kurt, Rick, Luis

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

By MARK KENNEDY | Associated Press NEW YORK — Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93. Mason died Saturday at 6 p.m. ET at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan after being hospitalized for over two weeks, the celebrity lawyer Raul Felder told The Associated Press. The irascible Mason was known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about the differences b...
Tags: Europe, Comedy, New York, London, Celebrities, News, America, Sport, Ap, Britain, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Obituaries

Grid Legends Announced, Launching in 2022

During Thursday’s EA Play Live event, developer Codemasters showcased its newest entry in the Grid racing series, with Grid Legends, a game that seems to center heavily on the cinematic and narrative aspects of racing.  It’s unknown what systems Grid Legends will be launching on, but the website showcases the logos for all major consoles, so expect PlayStation, Xbox, and PC owners to get the chance to play it. Grid Legends is set to launch sometime in 2022.  RELATED: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: ...
Tags: Games, London, Movies, Netflix, Paris, Konami, Electronic Arts, Video Game News, Codemasters, Ncuti Gatwa, Creed Valhalla, EA Play Live, Grid Legends, Alpina Moscow

Classic FM Live returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall

Classic FM will be back at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 22nd September for the first time in two years The concert will be hosted by Classic FM’s morning presenter Alexander Armstrong, and Margherita Taylor, presenter of the weeknight Smooth Classics. For more than two decades, Classic FM has been staging classical music concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. September’s concert will be recorded for broadcast on Classic FM on ...
Tags: London, Global, Radio, Classic Fm, Alexander Armstrong, Royal Albert Hall, Nigel Kennedy, Station News, Margherita Taylor, Philip Noyce Classic FM

Week of July 20 New Releases | 4K, Blu-ray, Digital and DVD

Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s week of July 20 new releases column! We’ve highlighted this week’s Blu-ray, Digital HD, and DVD releases below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon or other retailers!  Movies on Blu-ray/DVD 32 Malasana Street Inspired by true events. The Olmedo family decides to leave their village behind for a fresh start in the city and buy an old apartment at 32 Malasana Street for a suspiciously reasonable price. But soon after they’ve unpacked their bags,...
Tags: Amazon, TV, London, Movies, New York City, Amc, Digital, TV News, Duke, Billy Crystal, Jakob, Sakurai, Olmedo, ComingSoon, New Releases, Movie News

High School Drama Nerds Slumber Party Comedy 'Dramarama' Trailer

"Boys are so emotional." 1091 Pictures has released an official trailer for an indie coming-out comedy titled Dramarama, from writer / director Jonathan Wysocki making his feature directorial debut after years of work in the industry. This premiered at festivals last year including at Outfest Los Angeles and BFI Flare in London, and will be out on VOD in August. Set in 1994, a closeted teen struggles to part ways with his four high school drama nerd friends at their final slumber party befor...
Tags: London, Movies, Trailer, BFI, Gene, Indies, John Hughes, To Watch, Nico Greetham, Outfest Los Angeles, Jonathan Wysocki

Netflix's top 10 original TV show hits of all time, including 'Bridgerton' and 'Sweet Tooth'

"Sweet Tooth." Netflix Netflix said in its Q2 earnings report on Tuesday that "Sweet Tooth" was watched by 60 million households in its first 28 days. "Bridgerton" is still the biggest Netflix original series ever though, with more than 80 million. Insider ranked Netflix's biggest originals based on how many member households watched each in the first 28 days. Netflix counts a view if an account watches at least two minutes of a show or movie. Visit Business Insider's homepage for ...
Tags: TV, London, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Spain, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, Streaming, Npr, Penn Badgley, Chicago Sun Times, Phil, Newsday, Detroit News

TIFF 2021 Gala Line-Up Includes ‘Last Night in Soho,’ ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ and…’Clifford the Big Red Dog’

The Toronto International Film Festival just announced the Gala & Special Presentation programs, including Opening & Closing Night films, for 2021. The list includes the world premiere of the musical Dear Evan Hansen; a movie where Benedict Cumberbatch loves cats; Jessica Chastain undergoing a massive transformation for The Eyes of Tammy Faye; and, uh…Clifford the Big Red Dog. The lineup comes on the heels of the news that Canada will begin allowing vaccinated Americans to cross the border star...
Tags: Japan, Jessica Chastain, Usa, London, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Julianne Moore, Jamie Dornan, France, Germany, Toronto, Rome, Canada, Jake Gyllenhaal, United Kingdom

Sue Perkins to host Just a Minute on BBC Radio 4

Broadcaster, comedian and writer Sue Perkins is the next host of BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute programme. As a recent guest host and 58-time panellist, Sue takes the host’s chair for the 87th series of Just a Minute, to keep in check fellow long-time participants Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth and many more all bringing their linguistic A-game to proceedings. Sue follows in the footsteps of the late Nicholas Parsons who presided over the programme for over 50 years. Sue Perkins says: “I’m beyond...
Tags: London, Bbc, People, Radio, Sue, Bbc Radio 4, Perkins, PAUL, BBC Radio, Nicholas, Sue Perkins, Gyles, Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons, Annie Parsons, Paul Merton Gyles Brandreth

Superhero Bits: Jason Momoa is Going Blonde for ‘Aquaman 2’, Ahmed Best Wants to Play Mr. Fantastic & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition of Superhero Bits: Why did Frog Thor get cut from the first episode of Loki? Check out alternate designs of the new Man of Steel for Superman and the Authority Watch a teaser for a fan film...
Tags: TV, London, Movies, News, Superman, Dc Comics, Features, Thor, James Gunn, Man Of Steel, Jason Momoa, Frog, Authority, Zaki Hasan, Loki, Holt

‘Black Widow’ Could’ve Featured an Iron Man or Hawkeye Cameo, But “She Doesn’t Need the Boys”

Marvel’s Black Widow takes place between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, allowing for a number of potential cameos from other members of The Avengers. Since the movie takes us back to Budapest, famously mentioned in banter between Black Widow and Hawkeye, many fans expected Jeremy Renner to pop up at some point. Meanwhile, another rumor pointed at a possible appearance by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark. While both options were discussed, writer Eric Pearson...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Robert Downey Jr, America, Budapest, Black Widow, Avengers, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Pearson, Tony, Natasha, Tony Stark, Comicbook, Kevin -LSB- Feige

Interview: Composer Natalie Holt Discusses Her Work on Loki

The hit Disney+ series Loki featured a great soundtrack by composer Natalie Holt. ComingSoon’s Jeff Aames spoke with her to figure out how she came up with that incredible theme for the titular villain. Holt received an Emmy Award-nomination for PBS’ Victoria, which she co-composed with Ruth Barrett and Martin Phipps, for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, and performed at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. RELATED: Black Widow Featurette Teases Film’s Role in the Fu...
Tags: TV, London, Movies, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Soundtrack, Kate, John Williams, Tom Hiddleston, Rochdale, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Wagner, Martin Phipps, Hans Zimmer

Bridgerton Season 2 Production Pauses Due to COVID-19 Issues

Filming for Bridgerton’s second season has been underway, but things have recently come to a halt according to a recent report from Deadline.   RELATED: Rupert Evans Cast as Bridgerton Patriarch in Netflix’s Bridgerton Season 2 The second season for the highly praised show has had to stop shooting twice this week, after two positive COVID-19 tests hit the drama set. Deadline reports that Netflix has paused production for an indefinite period of time as the producers involved try and find a way ...
Tags: England, TV, London, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Anthony, Julia Quinn, Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey, Simone Ashley, Kate Sharma, Bridgerton Season, Shelley Conn Liar, Edwina Sharma Calam Lynch Benediction

The Batman’s Colin Farrell Says He Appears in a Few Scenes As Penguin

Back in March, director Matt Reeves announced that The Batman wrapped filming. While we still have to wait until next year to see it, The Batman’s Colin Farrell is already shedding some light on the film. Farrell is playing Oswald Cobblepot a.k.a. The Penguin. But according to Farrell, his part in the reboot is very small (via SuperHeroHype). Via CBR, Farrell shared the details during his appearance on the Happy Sad Confused podcast. “I’m only in it for five or six scenes [as Penguin], so I can’...
Tags: London, Movies, Drama, Action, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Jeffrey Wright, Comic Book, Reeves, Farrell, Ferrell, Zoe Kravitz

‘Surge’ Trailer: ‘Paddington’ Star Ben Whishaw Stuns in the Sundance Darling

No one will ever accuse Ben Whishaw of not having range. How could they? He’s constantly flipping the script on us, going from a literal serial killer in Perfume: The Story of Murder to the epitome of childhood as the lovable voice of Paddington. One second he’s the picture of nerdy charm in Daniel Craig’s James Bond films and now he returns to us as Joseph, a reckless man who’s finally cracked from the monotony of his every day and finds himself on a wild crime spree. Paddington would not appr...
Tags: London, Movies, James Bond, Trailers, Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Joseph, Whishaw, Rupert Jones, Aneil Karia, Ian Gelder Jasmine Jobson, Muna Otaru Surge, Joseph Ben Whishaw

‘Roadrunner’ Features Some Anthony Bourdain Voiceovers Created Using Artificial Intelligence [Interview]

Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef, author, and acclaimed host of shows like No Reservations and Parts Unknown, died by suicide in 2018. Filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet From Stardom, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?) was approached by CNN to make a movie about the iconoclastic TV personality, and the result is Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, a new documentary that hits theaters tomorrow. I spoke with Neville about combing through thousands of hours of footage, trying to capture the “rea...
Tags: Cook, London, Movies, Wikipedia, Cnn, Features, George Orwell, Paris, Anthony Bourdain, Tony, Neville, Sunset Boulevard, Bourdain, William Holden, Chateau Marmont, Morgan Neville

Harry Potter New York is Debuting Two Magical Virtual Reality Experiences — And We Got to Try Them

It’s hard to imagine wandering through the cavernous halls of Hogwarts in the tiny, cramped block where the Harry Potter New York store resides. There is a line around the block to get into the recently opened Wizarding World flagship store, and even more people inside, almost shoulder-to-shoulder as they browse the chocolate-covered frogs or pick out custom-made wands. But there it is, in the corner: a doorway to another world. Or, if we’re sticking by Harry Potter metaphors, a red brick wall ...
Tags: New York, London, Movies, Features, Harry Potter, King, Cool Stuff, Universal Studios, Wizards, Hogwarts, Dobby, Cross, Hogwarts Great Hall, Cedric, Hagrid, Ford Anglia

AudioUK makes case for audio production tax relief

AudioUK has today published a report outlining the case for an audio production tax relief (APTR). The proposed tax relief would aim to take advantage of the growing investment in podcast and audiobook production by international brands, broadcasters and others, which has led to a rapidly growing market. A tax relief would directly reduce the amount of tax paid on a production that met certain criteria. The government already has a number of other creative sector tax reliefs in areas such a...
Tags: UK, London, Production, Radio, Treasury, Melanie Harris, Tim Hammond, TBI Media, Phil Critchlow, Steve Ackerman, Audiouk, Sparklab Productions, Andrew Mark Sewell, APTR, Communications Chambers, Budget Kellie While Chair of AudioUK

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