*** Read my 3-star review of The King *** The King, a Netflix Original Film starring Timothée Chalamet, will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2019. It’s a new-look Henry V, his new look being Season 1 of The Black Adder, and so far we’ve got an image and a synopsis: “Hal (Chalamet), wayward… Hal yeah! “The King” offers a new Henry V Read More
Kenneth Branagh should have his own edition of the kids’ game Guess Who? (Clockwise from top left: Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets / William Shakespeare in All Is True / Hamlet in, er, Hamlet / Dr Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein / Hercule Poirot in Murder On The Orient… Ken Who? Read More
*** UPDATE – my I, Tonya review! *** We haven’t got I, Tonya on release in the UK yet, but I’m really looking forward to seeing it. Partly because I can actually remember the events that took place (we Brits were glued to figures skating competitions for about 25 years thanks to John Curry, Robin… I, Deirdre Read More
Take That, Mr Getty!
Could it be magic? Well could it? I saw All The Money In The World today, the quickly re-shot movie about the 1973 kidnapping of the grandson of miserly billionaire J Paul Getty. Playing Cinquanta, one of the kidnappers, is actor Romain Durias. He’s wonderful in the film – a mix of jerky nerves and… Take That, Mr Getty! Read More
Henry Ford Can Be Played By Anyone As Long As It’s Steve Martin
Has Steve Martin played Henry Ford yet in a biopic* and if not why not. *I’m still not sure how to pronounce this. Biopic, not Steve Martin. So don’t bother commenting that “It’s stEEEV MAHtin”.
Ye Olde Lookalikes – It’s A Fair Cop
I thought it was Keanu Reeves who was immortal but it turns out it’s Gerard Butler. I now want to see him wield his truncheon provocatively at me in a Keystone Cops reboot, maybe Scotland Yard Has Fallen. “Police Constable Mike Banning at your service, SIR!” (Found in a pub near me. The photo not… Ye Olde Lookalikes – It’s A Fair Cop Read More
Santa’s Soggy Bottom
Christmas Lookalikes: As if delivering a billion presents around the world on Christmas Eve wasn’t stressful enough, Steve Claus – militaristic son of Santa himself in Aardman’s animated Christmas caper “Arthur Christmas” – now has Paul Hollywood’s soggy bottom to contend with too.
Matt Damon Starring as Luke Hemsworth in Westworld
I’ve finally started watching Westworld several weeks after everyone else in the whole world. And head of security Ashley Stubbs at the Westward theme park, played by oldest Hemsworth brother Luke, looks remarkably like that intergalactic liability, Matt Damon. If you haven’t seen Westworld yet, it’s a TV show about a wild west theme park… Matt Damon Starring as Luke Hemsworth in Westworld Read More
One Never Had Any Bill Money And One Is Bill Murray
One of these repeatedly made the same mistakes in his private life day after day. And the other is Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day. And the other is Bill Murray, star of Groundhog Day.
Actors With Even Longer Careers Than Kevin Bacon
Sometimes I look at a Hollywood actor and I think “dear god you’ve been around since FOREVER!”. Well you know what, it seems some of them really have. Back in the mists of time, in Ancient Rome, some politicians needed new publicity statues and went for a carving. Several weeks later they emerged, covered in chippings,… Actors With Even Longer Careers Than Kevin Bacon Read More
Don’t Lose your Head Over Henry, Scarlett
England’s King Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Scarlett Johansson, in 1540. After sending Ryan Reynolds to the Tower where he languishes to this day, let out only once a year for London Comic Con when he gets to cosplay Ryan Gosling.