Downton Abbey film: 14 things you need to know

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe cast of Downton Abbey discuss going from the small to the big screen It’s been talked about for years and now, finally, Julian Fellowes’ hit ITV period drama is transferring to the big screen. All your favourite characters have returned – get ready for those famous Dame Maggie one-liners – along with a few high-profile new faces, including Imelda Staunton and Killing Eve’s David Haig. The film centres around a visit from the King and Queen, which has got both the Downton household and the village all aflutter. Reviews have been warm if a little underwhelming, with many publications, including The Telegraph, The Sun, The Guardian and the Daily Mail, giving …

‘Hustlers’ Oscar Buzz Brings Jennifer Lopez To Tears

Jennifer Lopez has been waiting forever to land in Hustlers” just might be the vehicle to get her there.  The singer became emotional when she heard that critics were drumming up the Oscar buzz ― a first for Lopez in her decadeslong career ― during a sit-down with “Today” host Hoda Kotb on SiriusXM radio Tuesday. “I was literally sitting in my bed yesterday and they were sending me all the reviews. I could not believe it,” she continued. “I was crying, me and my girlfriend of 20 years were sitting there and she was trying to film me. I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ You work hard your whole life and you wonder if anybody notices in a sense, on that …

Rare footage of 1972 IRA Queen’s attack revealed

Last week, the Troubles series showed previously unseen footage of Martin McGuinness carrying weapons and taking part in a car bomb attack in Londonderry in 1972. Image caption Two men carrying the bomb used in the attack on the Queens University’s sports hall The documentary also captured IRA attempts to shoot down helicopters in Derry, a Belfast IRA meeting led by Seamus Twomey, who later became the organisation’s Chief of Staff, and the funeral of member Colm Keenan. The IRA killed more than 800 people during the period covered by this week’s episode (1972-78) in which the overall death toll climbed tenfold, from just over 200 dead to more than 2,000. Episode Two of Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret …

Jenny Slate Gets Engaged: ‘I screamed YES’

Jenny Slate took amour to the next level in France. “He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES,” she wrote on Instagram. The “Venom” star shared photos of their trip, concluding with a solo shot of her flashing the engagement ring. The Hollywood Reporter noted. Shattuck, a curator at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, also posted about their big announcement. RELATED… Jenny Slate To Give Graduation Address To Just One Student The First 'Venom' Trailer Is Here, And Spider-Man Better Be Scared To Better Understand Herself, Jenny Slate Endured Goat Poop And 'Ghost-Daddies' REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of …

Steve Carell helped Kelly Clarkson start her talk show with an epic homage

(CNN)Kelly Clarkson knows how to start a talk show with a bang — well, a scream. His bellow of Clarkson’s name comes from a scene in the film where his character gets his chest waxed and screams the “American Idol” winner’s name in pain. Carell’s cameo was not announced prior to the show’s airing. So, if this brings you half as much joy as it seemed to bring the audience, happy Monday. “The Kelly Clarkson” show airs weekdays in syndication. Original Article : HERE ;

‘It: Chapter Two’ has big weekend, but doesn’t match record opening of the original

New York (CNN)“It: Chapter Two” had a monster weekend, but it came up short of the record-setting success of its predecessor. “Chapter Two” had a strong opening, but its lengthy run time could have held back its ticket sales. The film clocks in at two hours and 49 minutes, roughly 35 minutes more than the first. Longer films usually mean fewer showtimes and that can mean less money at the box office. “The original set the box office bar so high for the horror genre, so that’s hard to live up to,” Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore (SCOR)told CNN Business. “And just as a practical matter, it likely had less showtimes due to its length. That hurts its …

Michael B. Jordan Says He Felt A ‘Huge Responsibility’ With His ‘Just Mercy’ Role

Michael B. Jordan knows just how powerful it is to portray social justice activist and attorney Bryan Stevenson in the upcoming film  The actor Jordan said that when he was first approached about the project four years ago, he “sadly” didn’t know much about Stevenson’s work. Equal Justice Initiative in 1989 to defend the wrongly convicted and condemned. The Warner Bros. film “Just Mercy” is based on Stevenson’s 2014 best-selling memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” The stars of “Just Mercy” include Brie Larson, who plays Eva Ansley, the Foxx The film, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, is slated for a limited release on Dec. 25 before it’s widely released in January 2020.  Michael B. Jordan Fights For …

Gangster John Dillinger’s body was set to be exhumed from a cemetery. Here’s why it might not happen

(CNN)Is the notorious American gangster John Dillinger really buried at a cemetery in Indiana? That’s the question his relatives want answered. The permit was granted by the department of health and it was set that Dillinger would be exhumed on September 16 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. The History Channel was even set to film the exhumation as part of a documentary. Now less than a week from the dig, a lawsuit filed by Mike Thompson against the cemetery is halting the project. Last Wednesday, Thompson’s lawyer filed a proposed motion with the Marion County court saying that the cemetery is not to interfere with plans to exhume Dillinger. A hearing in that case is set for October 1, …

‘Pushing the boundaries’ of immersive theatre

Dale expresses admiration for the work of the Punchdrunk company, especially the immersive show Sleep No More seen in London in 2003. It’s been a hit in New York for eight years and opened in 2016 in Shanghai. Sleep No More is Macbeth reinvented as intense film noir which you walk through. It was the show which proved immersive theatre could make very large amounts of money. Image copyright Tom Grace Image caption “From the moment you step into this world the hunt is on,” says producer Dalton M Dale “Creatures emerge as you move through. From the moment you step into this world the hunt is on and someone wants to catch you. Oh, and always bear in mind: …

Disney to take over Pinewood Studios

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Star Wars: The Last Jedi set at Pinewood Studios The house that Mickey Mouse built is the biggest force in the film world, taking almost four times as much at the global box office as its nearest rivals in the first half of 2019. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Craig showing Prince Charles around the James Bond set Pinewood is 007’s spiritual home, with most of the franchise’s films made there. The complex even has the 007 Stage, which was built in 1976 for The Spy Who Loved Me. The latest Bond film, No Time To Die, has been filmed there recently, and in June an explosion damaged part of the …

‘Joker’ wins Best Film at the Venice Film Festival

(CNN)Let’s put a smile on that face: A “Batman” prequel scored big Saturday at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival. Phoenix gives Gotham’s grinning villain a new face. The character was previously played by Jared Leto in “Suicide Squad” and Heath Ledger in “the Dark Knight.” During his acceptance speech, Phillips thanked “Warner Bros. and DC for stepping out of their comfort zone and taking such a bold swing on me and this movie,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Phillips also thanked Phoenix, who joined him on stage. “There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is the fiercest and brightest and most open-minded lion I know. Thank you for trusting me with your insane talent,” said Phillips. Previous Golden …

Mya-Lecia Naylor died by misadventure says coroner

She was pronounced dead at Croydon University Hospital shortly afterwards. The inquest heard she was found hanged. She had spent the evening before her death watching a film with her family and had been planning for the future. Her family said she had been grounded and stopped from going to a party and had some worries about her GCSE results being worse than expected but added nothing had suggested she wanted to take her own life. The coroner said Naylor had no alcohol or drugs in her system and her father Martin Naylor added he had seen her two hours before she was found, and felt it was “a spur of the moment” act and she had not intended to …

Mum’s legal action over autistic son’s college place

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Inside Out film from earlier in the year showed Zak Mohamed learning to shop independently The mother of a severely autistic man is taking legal action after a BBC film showing him learning to shop was used to assess him for a college placement. Zak Mohamed was given a place at City of Bristol College, which his mother said would be unsafe for him and others as classes were too big and too noisy. In a document seen by the BBC, the city council said the film showed he “can achieve good progress in independence”. His mother Nura Aabe said she was “sad they would use the film against me”. In …

Air ambulance in near-miss with ‘illegal’ drone

Crew members were returning from Bradford when they spotted the drone, the charity said. It went underneath the helicopter when the ambulance pilot lifted high into the air to avoid it. “The consequences don’t bear thinking about if a direct strike had occurred,” said Mr Waudby. “We’d be telling a very different story today if it had.” Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

Mick Jagger slams Trump over environmental policy

(CNN)Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger took on President Donald Trump’s environmental policies and slammed him for leaving the Paris climate agreement at the Venice Film Festival this weekend. In a sharp departure from former President Barack Obama, the Trump administration has attempted to remove many of the prior guardrails that were installed to limit greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to declaring its intention to leave the Paris agreement, the Trump administration has weakened fuel economy standards, replaced the Clean Power Plan and opened public lands and waters offshore to oil and gas drilling. Earlier on Saturday, hundreds of activists staged a sit-in at the Venice Film Festival’s red carpet to demand a ban on large cruise ships in Venice and …

How Paul Walker Cracked Open The ’90s ‘Golden Boy’ Schtick

Lance Harbor, the golden-haired quarterback of the West Canaan High School football team, tips his blue and white Coyotes hat as . “I was lying in bed last night,” he starts, high-pitched screams erupting in the auditorium. A smile flashes across his face. Harbor licks his lips and jokes about his dream, in which his team crushes their upcoming competition. Fans cheer with excitement. He throws up the “love” sign, walks off stage and gets an approving pat from his coach.  While casting the 1999 teen flick “Varsity Blues,” director Brian Robbins looked long and hard for an up-and-coming actor who could encompass all aspects of Harbor, a star athlete who suffers a heartbreaking injury mid-season.  Soon enough, strolled into …