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Your guide to movies currently streaming March 27-April 3

“1917” (R, for violence, some disturbing images and language; available to buy on Amazon Prime, Fandango Now, Apple TV and Vudu) Director Sam Mendes, has similarly taken top technology — and the best cinematography, courtesy of Roger Deakins — to give us a compelling look at World War I through the eyes of two ordinary soldiers asked to perform an extraordinary task. The special sauce here, which you may have heard about: “1917” appears as if it were shot in one seamless take — or two, if you in...
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Patrick Stewart Is Reading Every Shakespeare Sonnet on Instagram: One a Day “to Keep the Doctor Away”

  View this post on Instagram   It has led me to undertake what follows. When I was a child in the 1940s, my mother would cut up slices of fruit for me (there wasn't much) and as she put it in front of me she would say: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." How about, “A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away”? So...here we go: Sonnet 1. A post shared by Patrick Stewart (@sirpatstew) on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:28pm PDT After receiving...
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Your guide to movies currently streaming March 20-26

Editor’s note: Beginning this week, the film guide will feature movies that have recently become available on streaming services. “1917” (R, for violence, some disturbing images and language; available to buy on Amazon Prime, Fandango Now, Apple TV and Vudu) Director Sam Mendes, has similarly taken top technology — and the best cinematography, courtesy of Roger Deakins — to give us a compelling look at World War I through the eyes of two ordinary soldiers asked to perform an extraordinary task. ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Taylor Swift, Los Angeles, Sport, Amazon Prime, Things To Do, Soccer, Food Network, New York Times, Wes Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Broadway, Jane Austen, Judi Dench


Seth Rogan got stoned and live-tweeted while watching ‘Cats’ and it was glorious

View this post on Instagram Why do I look like I’ve been self isolating for three years? A post shared by Seth (@sethrogen) on Mar 17, 2020 at 6:40pm PDT Like many Americans, Seth Rogan is currently cooped up in his house with nothing to do except get high and watch movies. Last night, he decided to smoke a bowl and live-tweet his response to 2019’s Cats because, well, why not? Related: Hollywood...
Tags: Twitter, Hollywood, Cats, Life, Lifestyle, Tweets, Broadway, Judi Dench, Seth Rogen, Dame Judi Dench, Ian Mckellen, Seth Rogan, Ian Mckellan, Ad Friendly, Queerty, John Smith


Patrick Stewart got married in a Mexican restaurant, with Ian McKellen officiating

On "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Patrick Stewart revealed that he married Sunny Ozell in a Mexican restaurant, with Ian McKellan officiating.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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The incredible life and career of Sean Parker, who got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding Napster and becoming a Facebook billionaire (FB)

Sean Parker got his start as a teenage hacker before cofounding the file-sharing service Napster in 1999. Parker later joined Facebook in the company's early days, becoming the founding president of the site at 24.  These days, the 40-year-old billionaire is funding philanthropic programs in life sciences, global public health, and civic engagement, and is working to solve economic challenges throughout the US.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sean Parker found massive suc...
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The Morning Watch: Rian Johnson Breaks Down a ‘Knives Out’ Scene, History of the Matterhorn Bobsleds & 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, Rian Johnson provides a 23-minute breakdown of a scene from Knives Out where nearly the entire all-star ensemble cast appears. Plus, take a look back at the history of the Matterhorn Bobsleds, the long-runni...
Tags: Movies, Disneyland, Patrick Stewart, Vanity Fair, Ian Mckellen, Rian Johnson, Picard, Video Of The Day, The Morning Watch, Knives Out, Ransom Chris Evans, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Patrick Stwart


Terry Jones, the Late Monty Python Actor, Helped Turn Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales Into a Free App: Explore It Online

People’s eyes tend to glaze over when they hear the phrase “digital humanities.” Granted, it’s not the most thrilling combination of words. But when you show them what’s possible at the intersection of technology and the arts, the glaze turns to a gleam: a Shazam-like app for scanning, identifying, and learning about fine art? Yes, please…. An iPad app introducing the works of Shakespeare, with contextual notes, summaries, essays, and videos featuring Sir Ian McKellen? Fascinating…. The possibi...
Tags: Google, Technology, Education, College, Literature, Monty Python, Shakespeare, Ian Mckellen, Peter Robinson, Jones, Dante, Robinson, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, University of Saskatchewan, Terry Jones


Ian McKellen Recalls Last Day Of Filming On Lord Of The Rings In Recently Revealed Diary

The actor who played Middle Earth's most meddlesome wizard recalls what it was like to wrap on one of cinema's greatest trilogies.
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Ian McKellen Shares Journal Entries From His Time Working on THE LORD OF THE RINGS

Ian McKellen is giving fans a peek into what his life was like while working on Lord of the Rings. He took to Twitter yesterday to share a link to some journal entries, during his time working on the film franchise over 20 years ago. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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Cats Will Likely Lose $100 Million at the Box Office

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Cats Will Likely Lose $100 Million at the Box Office Yikes! Variety is reporting that Tom Hooper’s ambitious big screen adaptation of Cats will likely lose $100 million at the box office when all is said and done. This, despite recent updates to the visual FX after its $6.5 million opening weekend. As it turns out, the marketing and overall design of the film just didn’t score well with audiences, who flocked to see The Rise of Skywalker instead. The trade notes that Uni...
Tags: London, Movies, Taylor Swift, Cats, Fox, Broadway, Box Office, Idris Elba, Musical, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Ian Mckellen, Steven Spielberg, Wilson, Jo, Tony


Who’s Up And Who’s Down In Oscar Predictions?

Men are wimping out of seeing Little Women‘s award showings, which is tanking its chances; despite the awfulness of Cats, Ian McKellen’s chances are up; and more. – Vulture
Tags: Art, Media, Ian Mckellen, 12.20.19


Cats Getting a VFX Upgrade After Less Than a Week in Release!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Cats getting a VFX upgrade after less than a week in release! In a virtually unprecedented move, Universal Pictures has announced to theaters that the movie Cats will be getting a visual effects upgrade beginning this Sunday! In a memo obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the studio informed theaters that the new version made at director Tom Hooper’s request will be available to download via satellite on Sunday. Those theaters with no access to the server will be provided w...
Tags: London, Movies, Taylor Swift, Broadway, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Ian Mckellen, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures, Wilson, Jo, Tony, Golden Globe, Jennifer Hudson, Hooper, Eliot


CS Sings: Our Singing Cats Movie Review!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Sings: Our Singing Cats Movie Review! With Universal Pictures‘s movie adaptation of the hit musical Cats hitting theaters this weekend, ComingSoon.net is bringing you the first edition of CS Sings , where talented musicians review a film… with a song! For Cats we recruited talented New York performer Camille Harris, who sings about some of the big changes director Tom Hooper made. Check out the video in the player below! Click here to purchase Camille Harris’ acclaimed...
Tags: New York, London, Movies, Taylor Swift, Broadway, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Ian Mckellen, Steven Spielberg, Wilson, Nyu, Jo, Tony, Golden Globe, Jennifer Hudson, Hooper


BWW Exclusive: Ian McKellen & Laurie Davidson Open Up About Their Favorite Moments of Making CATS!

The Magical Mr. Mistoffelees and Gus the Theatre Cat walk into a room... That's what happened last week when BroadwayWorld chatted with two stars of the Cats film, which hits theatres tomorrow, December 20. Why should you see it [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Ian Mckellen, BroadwayWorld, BroadwayWorld TV, Laurie Davidson


The Most Savage Things Critics Are Saying About Cats

Cats, the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical adaptation of the T.S. Eliot poetry collection, hits theaters tonight. It promises advances in "digital fur technology" and the trailer broke the internet because it was so disturbing. More »
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Cats, Idris Elba, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Ian Mckellen, Rebel Wilson, Jason Derulo, Sounding Board, Jennifer Hudson, Eliot, Francesca Hayward


‘Cats’ Review: There is No Good or Bad, There is Only ‘Cats’

There is a thin line between idiocy and genius, and Cats pukes a hairball on it and rubs its ass all over it. This is a movie where a cat version of Rebel Wilson wears a halter top underneath a fur skinsuit that she takes off with a zipper, before leading an army of cockroaches in a song and dance number alongside mice with human baby faces. And yet there are flashes of gonzo brilliance throughout the Tom Hooper-directed musical — although it’s unclear whether they’re intentional or accidental....
Tags: Movies, Taylor Swift, Cats, Movie Reviews, Sony, Idris Elba, Victoria, Musical, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Ian Mckellen, Wilson, Jason Derulo, Hayward, Jennifer Hudson, Hooper


VIDEO: Ian McKellen Accepts the Editor's Award at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Ian McKellen recently accepted the Editor's Award at the 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Awards. When accepting his award, he gave a speech that had the audience on its feet. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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What to Watch: Singing twinks, Ian McKellen’s spilled tea, Mr. Rogers & Mark Ruffalo on a crusade

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Stepping out on a movie date this weekend? Netflix and chillin? Whatever your entertainment needs, we got your back (and hopefully your mind) with Queerty’s weekly “Culture Club” column with some of the highlights of new releases, streaming shows, classics worth revisiting, and what to drink while you watch. The Step-Out: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Director Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me) continues her winning streak with this new film tha...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Dolly Parton, Mark Ruffalo, Ian Mckellen, Rogers, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Todd Haynes, Cooper, Ian, Haynes


‘Cats’ May Not Be Done in Time to Qualify for Golden Globes, SAG Awards & More

UPDATE: Variety reports Cats will be screened for the Hollywood Foreign Press in time to qualify for the Golden Globes, but it remains to be seen how it will shake out for other awards voting bodies, but since the Golden Globes deadline was December 4, it shouldn’t be a problem for many of them. Our original story from November 10 follows below. As the year comes to an end, we’re getting into the heart of awards season. This is the time of year when studios release most of the movies they hope ...
Tags: Movies, Taylor Swift, Cats, Awards, Golden Globes, Tom Hooper, James Corden, Screen Actors Guild, Rebel Wilson, Universal Pictures, Jason Derulo, National Board Of Review, Indiewire, Hollywood Foreign Press, New York Film Critics, Idris-Elba


New Cats Trailer: Many Will Compete, But Only One Cat Can Win

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Cats trailer: Many will compete, but only one cat can win Universal Pictures has released the official Cats trailer for Tobe Hooper’s upcoming fantasy musical adaptation. You can check out the trailer now in the player below! RELATED: Taylor Swift Drops New Single Beautiful Ghosts From the Cats Soundtrack The film stars Tony- and Emmy-winning actor and host James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors, The Late Late Show with James Corden), Academy Award-winning actress Judi Den...
Tags: Video, UK, London, Movies, Taylor Swift, United Kingdom, Paris, Royal Ballet, Oscar, Broadway, Pharrell Williams, James Corden, Ian Mckellen, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures, Wilson


‘Ford v Ferrari’ Speeds to the Top of the Box Office, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Falls to Hell, ‘Joker’ Crosses $1 Billion Globally

The reboot of Charlie’s Angels from Sony Pictures crashed and burned in its opening weekend, which allowed the high octane biopic Ford v Ferrari to speed into the top spot, giving 20th Century Fox a much needed box office victory after a series of disappointments since being acquired by The Walt Disney Company. Find out how the rest of the weekend box office played out in our rundown below. Ford v Ferrari had no problem taking the #1 spot at the box office. The film raked in an estimated $31 ...
Tags: Movies, China, Ferrari, Ford, Box Office, Sony Pictures, Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen, John Cena, Joker, Charlie, Box Office Mojo, Charlie's Angels, CinemaScore, Playing With Fire, Last Christmas


'Good Liar' reviews: Critics call Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen's thriller 'underwhelming'

Ian McKellen stars as Roy Courtnay, a career con-artist who has his eyes set on his next target: Wealthy widow Betty McLeish, played by Helen Mirren.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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WATCH: Queerty readers reveal the biggest lies they’ve told at ‘The Good Liar’ advance screening

Ahead of its November 15 theatrical release, Queerty hosted a crowd of queer creators and readers for an advance screening of The Good Liar at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles. And at the expense of spoilers (we would never!), this film has more twists and turns than Britney Spears and Drew Barrymore’s careers combined. Acting gods Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star in the new thriller, from Oscar-winner Bill Condon. The Good Liar follows a con-Juan named Roy (McKellen) who romances a wealthy ol...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Drew Barrymore, Roy, Britney Spears, Helen Mirren, Ian Mckellen, Bill Condon, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Juan, Downtown Los Angeles, Betty, LA Live, YouTuber Michael Henry, Zach Noe Towers


Taylor Swift Drops New Single Beautiful Ghosts From the Cats Soundtrack

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Taylor Swift drops new single Beautiful Ghosts from the Cats soundtrack 10-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift has officially released the full lyrics video for her newest single titled “Beautiful Ghosts” from the soundtrack of Universal Pictures’ upcoming film adaptation of Cats. Co-written by Swift and Oscar and Tony winner Andrew Lloyd Webber, you can listen to the powerful ballad song in the player below and download it by clicking here! RELATED: Go Behind The Sce...
Tags: Video, London, Movies, Taylor Swift, United Kingdom, Paris, Royal Ballet, Oscar, Broadway, Pharrell Williams, James Corden, Swift, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ian Mckellen, Steven Spielberg, Universal Pictures


Helen Mirren tells Ian McKellen about that time she was friends with a con man

Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen star in "The Good Liar," a film about a career con man named Roy, played by McKellen, who sets his sights on the recently widowed Betty, played by Mirren, in order to swindle her out of millions.
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Photo Coverage: Ian McKellen and More Walk the Red Carpet at ONLY MAKE BELIEVE

Only Make Believe OMB,a non-profit organization and children's theater company, hosted its 20thAnniversary Gala event,Make Believe on Broadway, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre last night. [Author: Jennifer Broski]
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Wake Up With BWW 11/5: IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE Performs One Night Only on Broadway, and More!

Today's top stories Ian McKellen brings his one man show to Broadway for one night only, and more [Author: Stephi Wild]
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Ian McKellen Defends Cats' Viral CGI

Do not be too eager to deal out scorn and ridicule over the look of the cats in Tom Hooper's film.
Tags: Religion, Tom Hooper, Ian Mckellen


Photo Flash: Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren Stopped by FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Helen Mirren stopped by Freestyle Love Supreme on Sunday night while in New York promoting their new movie The Good Liar. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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