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Gary Oldman Got ‘Serious Nicotine Poisoning’ By Smoking 400 Cigars To Play Winston Churchill In ‘Darkest Hour’

Sir Winston Churchill has been portrayed by numerous actors over the years, ranging from Albert Finney’s portrayal of the British Prime Minister in HBO’s “The Gathering Storm” to John Lithgow’s Emmy-winning portrayal in Netflix series “The Crown”. The most recent actor to play Churchill is Gary Oldman in “Darkest Hour”, yet Oldman can lay claim […]
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SAG Awards: Big Little Lies, Glow, Stranger Things Lead Nominations

SAG Awards: Big Little Lies, Glow, Stranger Things Lead Nominations
Nominations for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday morning, and HBO’s just-renewed Big Little Lies, Netflix’s rookie dramedy Glow and Netflix crowdpleaser Stranger Things led the TV field with four nods apiece.

HBO’s Game of Thrones followed with three nods.

Related Golden Globes: Big Little Lies, Feud, Fargo, This Is Us and Handmaid’s Tale Lead TV Nominations

Couple key takeaways: This Is Us landed a Best Drama Ensemble nod after getting snubbed last year; Netflix’s freshman drama Ozark put up a strong showing with nominations for leads Jason Bateman and
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SAG Awards 2018 Full TV Nominations List: Netflix Dominates, While HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ Leads

SAG Awards 2018 Full TV Nominations List: Netflix Dominates, While HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ Leads
Netflix binged on Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, winning four of the eight major TV awards — including both drama and comedy ensemble prizes (for “The Crown” and “Orange is the New Black”) — and it appears destined to repeat in 2018. The streaming service dominated the 24th Annual SAG Awards nominations roster on Wednesday morning, cleaning up with 19 nods overall — ahead of second-place HBO (12).

Netflix’s nominees were spread out among some of its most critically acclaimed series, including “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” on the drama side, and “Glow” and “Orange is the New Black” in comedy. The streamer also landed multiple nods with “Ozark” and “Grace and Frankie,” while SAG favorite Robin Wright, now the sole star of “House of Cards,” scored a nod.

Also in the hunt: Hulu, which entered the SAG derby with “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But just like the Golden Globe nominations earlier this week,
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Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson Have Their Final Riff-Off as Barden Bellas in Pitch Perfect 3

Anna Kendrick & Rebel Wilson Have Their Final Riff-Off as Barden Bellas in Pitch Perfect 3
Let’s talk-apella about the Barden Bellas’ final get-together in Pitch Perfect 3!

In this exclusive featurette from the upcoming third installment, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp lead their a capella group in a challenge against their Uso tour competitors in the best way they know how — with a riff-off.

“Guys we’ve never competed against bands that actually have instruments, so what’s the plan?” Kendrick’s character Beca tells the Bellas before Hailee Steinfeld reassures them saying, “Let’s just do what we do.”

But the Bellas have three tough rivals to face, including
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SAG Awards TV Predictions 2018: Why ‘The Deuce’ and ‘Glow’ Could Disrupt the Race

SAG Awards TV Predictions 2018: Why ‘The Deuce’ and ‘Glow’ Could Disrupt the Race
The Golden Globes are traditionally TV’s awards disrupters. With so many new shows nominated, it elevates them long enough to (potentially) make a difference at the Emmys. But the SAG Awards are a more telling barometer of industry enthusiasm.

Actors make up a large chunk of the TV Academy membership — much more so than the 80-odd members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which means seeing what they’re rewarding in December can often predict what might be a player when Emmy season begins next spring.

With so many shows launching in April to take advantage of Emmy voting, series that premiere in the fall need Globes and SAG Awards love to keep buzz alive through the winter and into the spring. Shows like “The Deuce,” “Glow,” “Ozark,” “Mindhunter,” “Godless,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “Smilf” are aiming for a little extra attention right now.

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When good TV goes bad: how bad twists and incest fantasies put Dexter on death row

For five seasons, it marshalled its absurdities to deliver a unique, darkly funny show. Then it tangled with the Doomsday trope – and saw its world end

It began with a lethal formula of black comedy and revenge-killing procedural, but bad twists and incest put Dexter on death row. It had a good run: from its debut in 2006, Showtime’s adaptation of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter novels expertly marshalled its own absurdities to deliver a confident, darkly funny show like nothing around at the time. It was television’s first serial-killer procedural: a monster of the week format where Dexter assessed, tracked and killed whichever rapist, spree killer or assassin was in his sights. Rooting for the villain was nothing new, of course, but this took fanboying the bad boy to the next level.

Working as a blood-spatter analyst for Miami-Dade police offered Dexter the intel and expertise to carry out his campaign.
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Pitch Perfect 3 In St. Louis

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas Uso tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins all return and are joined by additions including John Lithgow and Ruby Rose.

Pitch Perfect 3
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The Crown: Is the Netflix TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Three?

Vulture Watch Will God save the Queen? Has The Crown TV show been cancelled or renewed for a third season on Netflix? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Crown, season three. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the Netflix paid subscription platform, The Crown stars Claire Foy, Matt Smith, John Lithgow, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby, and Dame Eileen Atkins. The historical drama unfolds during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Foy). Inspired by creator Peter Morgan's 2006 feature film, The Queen and 2013 stage play, The Audience, it centers on two of the most famous addresses in the world -- Buckingham
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‘The Crown’ Season 2: Episode 2 Tackles the Philip Problem Head-On and Proves His Story’s Relevancy — Spoilers

‘The Crown’ Season 2: Episode 2 Tackles the Philip Problem Head-On and Proves His Story’s Relevancy — Spoilers
Though serialized overall, “The Crown” is a notable Netflix series in that it regularly delivers impeccably strong episodic arcs. Episodes stand out on their own and often feel constructed as a time capsule for that specific story. Season 2 continues this tradition, and IndieWire will explore select episodes via individual reviews. After all, the best standalone episodes deserve standalone analyses. Below, we take a look at Episode 2, “A Company of Men.”

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Crown” Season 2.]

Just because a character is unlikable — or downright repugnant — doesn’t mean he’s a bad character. The soon-to-be Prince Philip, after the third episode of Season 2, is the epitome of this conundrum. Many viewers complained about Matt Smith’s character in the first season, though few were mad enough to fault the actor’s performance (and they shouldn’t, given how wholly Smith gives himself to the role). They just didn’t like him, especially compared to the vastly
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‘The Crown’ Season 2: Episode 2 Tackles the Philip Problem Head-On and Proves His Story’s Relevancy — Spoilers

‘The Crown’ Season 2: Episode 2 Tackles the Philip Problem Head-On and Proves His Story’s Relevancy — Spoilers
Though serialized overall, “The Crown” is a notable Netflix series in that it regularly delivers impeccably strong episodic arcs. Episodes stand out on their own and often feel constructed as a time capsule for that specific story. Season 2 continues this tradition, and IndieWire will explore select episodes via individual reviews. After all, the best standalone episodes deserve standalone analyses. Below, we take a look at Episode 2, “A Company of Men.”

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Crown” Season 2.]

Just because a character is unlikable — or downright repugnant — doesn’t mean he’s a bad character. The soon-to-be Prince Philip, after the third episode of Season 2, is the epitome of this conundrum. Many viewers complained about Matt Smith’s character in the first season, though few were mad enough to fault the actor’s performance (and they shouldn’t, given how wholly Smith gives himself to the role). They just didn’t like him, especially compared to the vastly
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Watch eight clips from Pitch Perfect 3

With just two weeks to go until Pitch Perfect 3 arrives in cinemas, eight new clips have been released from the hotly-anticipated musical comedy threequel which you can check out here…

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas Uso tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Pitch Perfect 3 is set for release on December 20th in the UK and
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‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot with Jordan Peele Heads to CBS All Access

You may now enter The Twilight Zone! The beloved classic series has been handed a series order with Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men) leading the way.

The reboot will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Kinberg’s Genre Films for the subscription video on demand service CBS All Access. Peele, Kinberg and Marco Ramirez (The Defenders) will executively produce the series and collaborate on the premiere episode.

Peele went on to say:

Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,

Kinberg added:

The Twilight Zone was a touchstone in my life. The opportunity to continue its lineage is a dream come true, and I’m so thrilled to be doing it with Jordan, Marco and the team at CBS All Access.
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It's Official: 'Twilight Zone' Reboot With Jordan Peele Is Coming to CBS All Access

It's Official: 'Twilight Zone' Reboot With Jordan Peele Is Coming to CBS All Access
The Twilight Zone lives again.

The classic horror anthology series, which originally ran on CBS from 1959 to 1964 and spawned several revivals, as well as a movie, will be rebooted once again as a new series for CBS All Access, CBS’ subscription streaming service announced Wednesday.

Get Out director Jordan Peeleand his production company, Monkeypaw Productions, will spearhead the latest revival, alongside Simon Kinberg and Marco Ramirez. The trio will serve as executive producers and collaborate on the first episode.

“Too many times this year it’s felt we were living in a twilight zone, and I can’t think of a better moment to reintroduce it to modern audiences,” Peele said in a statement.

“The original The Twilight Zone bridged science-fiction, horror and fantasy together to explore human nature and provide social commentary in a way that audiences had never seen before,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content at CBS All Access. “Under the auspices
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Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

This year has been a great movie year, so many unexpected highs and very few legitimately crushing lows (despite what the unnecessarily hate-filled comment sections of many places say). So good a year in fact, that the bad films of 2017 have made an extra effort to be bad, films like King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Fifty Shades Darker and the magnum opus of woeful The Emoji Movie. Well, now we can add another name to the pile in this comedy sequel to the unmemorable 2015 hit Daddy’s Home.

Daddy’s Home 2, like this year’s practically as bad A Bad Moms Christmas, adds more parents to the fray but subtracts all of the laughter. To put it in perspective, the best gag in this cruelly unfunny little film is about a thermostat, which is revealing of the level we are on here. The concept is achingly familiar, as the
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Strictly Come Dancing quarter-final – as it happened

It’s musicals week – and Alexandra Burke danced the Charleston to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. But who sang in tune… and which dancer’s duff notes saw them leave the competition?

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Next week it’s Two Dances, which means approximately half the rehearsal time/dance quality. So that’s something to look forward to, no?

Kick off is at 6.45pm, so join me here then – in the meantime you can find me @heidistephens on Twitter If you want to come and give me a wave. Thank you all for joining in and being entirely splendid – have a fab week, and I’ll see you next week! Hx

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Davood and Nadiya dance their final dance to So Long, Farewell from The Sound Of Musical. Quite hard to bum lift to, but Davood gives it a go anyway, and promptly drops Nadiya to gasps from the audience. Well that’s one way to go.
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Daddy’s Home 2 movie review: the father away, the better

MaryAnn’s quick take… Goes well beyond the typical mindless array of slapstick and humiliation to reach disgusting new depths of coarseness. Not just appalling, but actually dangerous. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): hated Daddy’s Home; this one looked worse

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I was going to skip Daddy’s Home 2. The first one was appalling, and did not demand a sequel, and this one looked worse. Life is too short, even for a film critic, to give in and see every idiotic movie. But then a critic friend asked me to attend a press screening with her — you know, as moral support — so I did. As my self-sacrificing good deed for the day. And I’m actually glad I ended up seeing the movie after all. Not because it’s good: dear god in heaven, no.
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Mark Wahlberg Admits ‘Shrek’ Makes Him Cry: ‘I Get Very Sentimental’

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He may act like a tough guy on-screen, but Mark Wahlberg made a rather surprising confession during an appearance on Friday’s “The Graham Norton Show.” Wahlberg, 46, appeared on the UK talkshow alongside “Daddy’s Home 2” co-stars, Mel Gibson, 61, John Lithgow, 72, and Will Ferrell, 50. The group were chatting about what films made […]
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Review: Daddy’s Home 2

This is the Pure Movies review of Daddy's Home 2, directed by Sean Anders and stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson. Family dynamics around the festive period are ripe for the comedy picking. Everyone can relate to the age-old saying “you can’t choose your family” when faced with spending the requisite time with them. Indeed, even the most cynical of us will cherish at least one memorable moment – event if it’s at the expense of a loved one. The thought of comedy duo Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg - who had a natural flow in The Good Guys – returning as Brad and Dusty respectively for a second Daddy’s Home instalment, and trying to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas does prick the interest. Such enormous comedy potential, considering all was at peace with dad and stepdad at the end of the
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Daddy's Home 2 review – Mel Gibson puts the freeze on Christmas reboot

There’s plenty to like as co-dads Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell spend the holiday with their fathers, but Gibson irradiates the film with his unfunniness

It’s a funny thing – or rather an intensely and overwhelmingly unfunny thing – but this can be a moderately successful film until Mel Gibson shows up and opens his mouth. Or even just smiles. Then he’s a kind of grinning death’s-head of unfunny, toxically irradiating the entire film with poison rays of conceited non-charm. Like the recent and rather better movie A Bad Moms Christmas, this sequel franchises a hit comedy by bringing in the older generation. Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) are the father and stepfather, who have agreed to be co-dads for their kids. But now their own fathers show up for the Christmas holidays. Naturally, reformed tough guy Dusty has an unreformed alpha dad: Kurt, played by Mel Gibson.
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Seven Christopher Nolan films hit 4K Ultra HD this December

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced that seven acclaimed films from director Christopher Nolan will be available for the first time on 4K Ultra HD on December 18th in Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Dunkirk, The Prestige and Interstellar.

“4K Ultra HD with Hdr is an incredibly exciting new home video format that allows a much closer recreation of viewing the original film print,” said Christopher Nolan. “The deeper colour palette comes closer to matching the analogue colours of film and we’ve restored the original theatrical mixes for this release. If you can’t rewatch these films in the theater, this is the best experience you can have in your own home.”

Batman Begins

Batman Begins” explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned
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