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6 Things We Know About The 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special


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Christmas Day will see thousands of families gathering on the couch in front of the television in the evening for the eagerly anticipated new episode of 'Doctor Who'. The Doctor is struggling to come to terms with the death of Clara, but his wife seriously needs his help.

Alex Kingston and Peter Capaldi in Doctor WhoHusband and wife are reunited in the first look at the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas special

Yes, the December 25th episode brings with it a lot of twists and turns and some thrilling guest appearances. Here's what we know so far about the show:

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Alex Kingston To Return As River Song In 'Doctor Who' Christmas Special


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Alex Kingston will reprise her role as River Song in this year’s ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas special, the actress has confirmed. It will be the first time the character has met Peter Capaldi’s incarnation of the Doctor, after last being seen in season seven opposite Matt Smith.

Alex KingstonAlex Kingston plays River Song in ‘Doctor Who’.

“To be honest, I did not know whether River would ever return to the show, but here she is, back with the Doctor for the Christmas special,” Kingston said, while also hinting that the upcoming special will contain more "surprise guest castings”.

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Alex Kingston - Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" At TCL Chinese Theatre at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 15th January 2014

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Kenneth Branagh, Alex Kingston, Elihu Rose, Adam Flatto and Rob Ashford - Macbeth opening night party at the Park Avenue Armory - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 5th June 2014

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Elihu Rose, Kenneth Branagh and Adam Flatto
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Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston - Los Angeles Premiere of 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit' at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 15th January 2014

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Alex Kingston

Alex Kingston - 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th November 2013

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Alex Kingston Lands Lady Macbeth Role Alongside Kenneth Branagh


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The actress Alex Kingston has been cast as Lady Macbeth, to star alongside Sir Kenneth Branagh in a new production of the Shakespearian tragedy. The new production of the play will be co-directed with the Emmy and Tony award-winning director Ron Ashford. Kingston, aged 50 is perhaps best known for her roles as Dr Elizabeth Corday in ER and River Song in Doctor Who.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, she revealed “I’m excited - and a bit terrified, as well - about being given the challenge and being pushed… It’s going to be a workout, that’s for sure. Emotional things are already starting to percolate.” She also explained how she came to be working with Branagh; they met in Los Angeles for tea and discussed the not-so-happy Macbeth couple. Kingston and Branagh saw eye to eye when it came to approaching the characters and their development throughout the play. “it’s more interesting if you don’t consider them sort of quintessentially evil at the beginning of the play, because then, ultimately, you’re only playing one note,” said Alex. “There are references in the play that their castle is very pleasant; it’s not some sort of terrifying, glowering place that has an evil presence.”

Co-director Ron Ashford explained that he wanted an actress of Alex’s “stature” to carry off the complexities of Lady Macbeth’s character and highlight her vulnerabilities. 

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Like Crazy Review


Weak
With a deliberately wistful style, this romantic drama never quite convinces us that its central couple is actually in love. There are several wonderfully telling moments along the way, but the over-constructed plot and too-cute cuddle fest just get increasingly annoying.

Furniture designer Jacob (Yelchin) meets aspiring writer Anna (Jones) at university in Los Angeles, and their adorable romance develops over their final year studying before Anna has to return to Britain for a wedding. But she has overstayed her American visa, so when she tries to return she's deported. Over the next few years they see each other whenever they can while getting on with their lives and careers. Jacob starts a relationship with Samantha (Lawrence), while Anna flirts with her neighbour Simon (Bewley). But they can't get each other out of their hearts.

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Anna and Jacob are college seniors in Los Angeles. Jacob is studying design, while Anna is a British exchange student. Anna is instantly attracted to Jacob and so takes the risky first step of asking him out. She does this by placing a note on the windshield of his car. Jacob likes what he reads and later that night the pair embarks on an awkward first date.

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Alex Kingston Saturday 30th July 2011 Last night of Schillers 'Luise Miller' at the Donmar Warehouse London, England

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Sweet Land Review


Good
There are slow movies, and there is Sweet Land. Glacial in pace, the film's plodding plotting is purposeful: This is a lazy love story set in unhurried times (post-World War I Minnesota), when the only things one had to worry about were the bank foreclosing on the family farm and keeping those nasty, unprincipaled Germans out of the region.

In a vaguely present time, we meet old Inge (Lois Smith), mourning the dealth of husband Olaf. After much wringing of hands, she remembers back to the time of their meeting in 1920. Fresh of the boat from Deutschland, young Inge (Elizabeth Reaser) is picked up as a mail-order bride by young Olaf (Tim Guinee) and best pal Frandsen (Alan Cumming), and they head straight to the church to get married. When the preacher (John Heard) finds out she's German, he refuses to marry them. This becomes the central conflict of the film: Inge is shunned in town, can't return home, and can't live with Olaf out of wedlock (darn society!!!). They're soon both outcasts, and harvest time approaches...

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Croupier Review


Very Good
Mike Hodges, best known for the lean and mean Get Carter (1971), returns to form with Croupier. This polished throwback to the wit and economy of British thrillers from the late '60s and early '70s certainly has style to spare, but like its smooth operator protagonist, it lacks a soul.

Down on his luck novelist Jack Manfred (Clive Owen, handsome and angular as a young Sean Connery) is forced to make ends meet by taking a job at a high stakes casino. He's a croupier, or dealer, operating with cold precision. He sizes up gamblers who line up as the roulette wheel to try their luck.

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The Essex Boys Review


Weak
I like a Reservoir Dogs homage as much as the next guy, but my rip-offs need to be comprehensible -- if not in English, then at least with a few subtitles.

The Essex Boys is a thriller in the style of Payback, wherein we are encouraged to root for the bad guy -- or at least feel a little pathos for the bad guy's driver, poor Billy (Charlie Creed-Miles). When Jason (Sean Bean) gets out of jail after doing time for his mates, he decides to get a little revenge on those who figured he could run things without him. What follows is a rather wandering ride through the streets of Essex (yes, that's a city in the U.K.), with plenty of nudity courtesy of E.R. starlet Alex Kingston to break up the monotony of gun- and fistfights. It's interesting enough to watch even if you can't make sense of it.

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Like Crazy Movie Review

Like Crazy Movie Review

With a deliberately wistful style, this romantic drama never quite convinces us that its central...

Like Crazy Trailer

Like Crazy Trailer

Anna and Jacob are college seniors in Los Angeles. Jacob is studying design, while Anna...

Croupier Movie Review

Croupier Movie Review

Mike Hodges, best known for the lean and mean Get Carter (1971), returns to form...

The Essex Boys Movie Review

The Essex Boys Movie Review

I like a Reservoir Dogs homage as much as the next guy, but my rip-offs...

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