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Jeff Pope , Danny Baker - Celebrity guests came to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Stan Laurel's birth. Special celebrity screening, featuring a one-off double bill of classic Laurel & Hardy films, Towed in a Hole and Way Out West. at Vue Cinema Regent Street - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 20th October 2015

Jeff Pope and Danny Baker
Jeff Pope and Danny Baker

Jeff Pope - GREAT British Film Reception to honor the British nominees of the 86th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 28th February 2014

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Jeff Pope

Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan - British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Press Room - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 16th February 2014

Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan

Jeff Pope and Guest - The London Critics' Circle Film Awards held at The May Fair Hotel - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 2nd February 2014

Jeff Pope and Guest
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Philomena Review


Excellent

Based on a true story, this warm drama uses sharp humour to keep from tipping over into sloppy sentiment. It's still hugely emotional, but in a shamelessly entertaining way. And it gives Judi Dench and Steve Coogan characters they can really sink their teeth into as the twists and turns of the real events unfold.

In 2002, cynical London journalist Martin Sixsmith (Coogan) has just been sacked from his job as a government spin doctor, so his editor suggests he try a human interest story to get back to work. He hates the idea until he meets Philomena (Dench), a retired Irishwoman who was raised by nuns in a workhouse, where she was forced to give her baby son up for adoption some 50 years ago. She'd like to know what happened to him, so Martin accompanies her back to Ireland and then on to America, where the babies were sold. But their search doesn't go as expected, and what they discover is startlingly moving.

As he did with The Queen, director Frears gives the film a gentle, light tone that helps balance the intensely serious subject matter. He also encourages his cast to deliver understated performances, which is especially effective for the usually broad Coogan. And of course Dench is simply wonderful as a feisty straight-talker who isn't thrown by anything she encounters. Gurgling under everything is an astute look at religious heritage: Martin is a lapsed Catholic who can't understand why Philomena still has a devout faith, because of what the church has done to her. And as the story continues, he begins to understand the strength this gives her.

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Endless Love Trailer


Jade Butterfield is a wealthy and beautiful young teenager who loves to read and has never experienced an intimate relationship with a boy before. However, that begins to change when she meets David Axelrod; a handsome young man who works at the inn where the Butterfields stay on their summer vacation. Jade's parents notice her suddenly becoming distracted as she embarks on a reckless adventure with her mysterious boy. On meeting David, her parents are unimpressed, with her father attempting to show up any flicker of dishonesty that he might exhibit. Undeterred, he takes Jade on a passion-fuelled adventure of parties, road trips and fervent love-making, but when Mr Butterfield digs into his past he becomes obsessed with trying to unveil the dark truths about him, and becomes desperate to take David out of Jade's life by any means possible.

'Endless Love' is the dramatic romance re-make of the 1981 movie of the same name starring Brooke Shields and Martin Hewitt. It has been directed by Shana Feste ('The Greatest', 'Country Strong') who co-wrote the screenplay opposite Joshua Safran ('Gossip Girl'). This harrowing film about an ill-fated youthful romance is set to hit movie theatres in the US on Valentine's Day, February 14th 2014.

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Jeff Pope - BFI London Film Festival: 'Philomena' film premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 16th October 2013

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First Look At Judi Dench And Steve Coogan In 'Philomena' [Picture]


Judi Dench Steve Coogan Stephen Frears Jeff Pope Sophie Kennedy Clark Charlie Murphy

Stephen Frears' new film Philomena stars Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. The first picture of the film was released yesterday (Monday 16th July) and shows the two British actors in an evidently emotional scene. Coogan looks at Dench with a concerned expression as she holds a photograph.

Steve Coogan and Judi Dench

The film, directed by Frears, follows one woman's journey to discover a son she was forced to give up fifty years before. Young Philomena Lee (played by Sophie Kennedy Clark), according to the BBC's synopsis, fell pregnant in Ireland in 1952: she was then taken to a convent as a 'fallen woman'. As a consequence of her strict surroundings, Philomena was encouraged to offer her baby for adoption. 

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Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman Review


Good
Also known as The Last Hangman, director Adrian Shergold's film about the most famous executioner in England during the World War II war crimes trials and hangings follows the long lineage of English droll drama. Though performed behind closed doors these days, Albert Pierrepoint was the man who killed off key members of the Nazi party and therefore was seen as some sort of macabre hero to the masses of England. As a celebrity, however, he was an uncomfortable fit.

Pierrepoint, here played by the great Timothy Spall, was an unlikely public figure. In reality, Pierrepoint looked much older, skinnier and fatigued than Spall does but Spall gets the other part down: efficiency. Following in his father's and uncle's footsteps, Albert took up the job of a hangman to help supplement the wages he got for doing deliveries for the local supermarket. The grocery was also where he met his wife Anne Fletcher (a dazzling Juliet Stevenson) who would be his main supporter in his work. Albert would go on to perform hundreds of hangings, including a major batch of German World War II criminals, until he quit due to the backlash over capital punishment and his arguable celebrity status.

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Pierrepoint Review


Good
Also known as The Last Hangman, director Adrian Shergold's film about the most famous executioner in England during the World War II war crimes trials and hangings follows the long lineage of English droll drama. Though performed behind closed doors these days, Albert Pierrepoint was the man who killed off key members of the Nazi party and therefore was seen as some sort of macabre hero to the masses of England. As a celebrity, however, he was an uncomfortable fit.

Pierrepoint, here played by the great Timothy Spall, was an unlikely public figure. In reality, Pierrepoint looked much older, skinnier and fatigued than Spall does but Spall gets the other part down: efficiency. Following in his father's and uncle's footsteps, Albert took up the job of a hangman to help supplement the wages he got for doing deliveries for the local supermarket. The grocery was also where he met his wife Anne Fletcher (a dazzling Juliet Stevenson) who would be his main supporter in his work. Albert would go on to perform hundreds of hangings, including a major batch of German World War II criminals, until he quit due to the backlash over capital punishment and his arguable celebrity status.

Continue reading: Pierrepoint Review

Dirty Filthy Love Review


Good
I love to laugh at people with mental illnesses as much as the next guy, but watching them have problems with their love life? That's where I draw the line.

But seriously, Dirty Filthy Love is a generally engaging and sometimes funny look at how society's dysfunctionals get by in a world of romance, despite their proclivity to bark like wild dogs. Michael Sheen's Mark has both Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Syndrome -- though somehow he made it to the top of the architecture field and landed a gorgeous wife while yelling fuck! tits! at everyone.

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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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