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Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders celebrate their win of the 2017 Aardman Comedy Legend Award - The Colston Hall, Bristol, United Kingdom - Thursday 22nd June 2017

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Dame June Whitfield
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Dame June Whitfield
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Dame June Whitfield

Jennifer Saunders at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - Berkeley Square Gardens, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Adrian Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

Adrian Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders
Adrian Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders

Ade Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

Ade Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders
Ade Edmondson and Jennifer Saunders
Ade Edmondson

Joanne Lumley and Jennifer Saunders in the winners room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

Joanne Lumley and Jennifer Saunders
Joanne Lumley and Jennifer Saunders

Sing Review

Very Good

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of likeable animals through a variety of plots and adventures, there's plenty for everyone in the audience to connect with. So even if the climactic action mayhem gets a bit ridiculous, the movie keeps us laughing. And it also makes us want to get up on that stage and belt out a few numbers.

It's set in a city populated by animals. Buster (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who has been obsessed with musical theatre since he saw the diva Nana (Jennifer Hudson then Jennifer Saunders) perform when he was a child. So he grew up and bought the theatre. Now with audiences waning, he stages a musical competition to save the theatre. In the auditions, he selects his finalists: anarchist porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), jazzy mafioso mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane) and silky voiced gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton). He also teams up two pigs as a double-act: frazzled housewife Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and German dancer Gunter (Nick Kroll). There's also golden-voiced elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), who's too shy to face the audience so takes a role backstage. Of course, nothing goes as planned.

The key conflict comes from Buster's frantic efforts to avoid bankruptcy, plus rather half-hearted action subplots involving a gang of bears and Johnny's criminally minded relatives. These generate quite a bit of tension that erupts into rather outrageously destructive slapstick along the way. More interesting are the personal journeys of the various contestants, especially as Ash, Meena and Johnny all discover their voices and Rosita finds inventive ways to balance her long-lost career with her role as a mother to 25 rambunctious piglets. Yes, the film is rather crowded with characters and storylines, and the animation looks plasticky, but everything comes together cleverly,

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Real-Life Eddie And Patsy Ejected From 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' Screening For Laughing Too Loud


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Two grandmothers, who describe themselves as the real-life Eddie and Patsy, have claimed they were thrown out of a screening of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie for laughing too much. Cindy Amass and Jacqueline Cox told The Mirror that staff at Islington’s Vue cinema told them to "laugh on the inside” or get out.

Absolutely Fabulous: The MovieTwo women say they were ejected from Ab Fab: The Movie for laughing too much.

"The film is so funny, obviously that's why we went,” Cindy said. "I had a heart attack and Jacqui's daughter bought us the tickets, as I'm like her aunt and she wanted to do a nice thing for me. I hadn't been out for over a year and I was really looking forward to it. It was an early showing at 6pm so there wasn't many people in the cinema.”

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'Absolutely Fatuous'? 'Ab Fab' Movie Sparks Race Row With 'Yellowface' Character


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The announcement of Eddie Monsoon and Patsy Stone returning in an 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie was met with a huge amount of enthusiasm, but now that's become somewhat muted by an uncomfortable controversy that could potentially set the film back a few decades in regards to political correctness: introducing, yellowface-gate.

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders is returning in Absolutely Fabulous

The show sees the return of former guest actress Janette Tough, who's best known TV role was as Wee Jimmy Krankie; one-half of comedy duo The Krankies. She's reported to be playing a Japanese fashion designer named Huki Muki in the upcoming 'Ab Fab' movie, a move that has been slammed by comedian Margaret Cho.

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Absolutely EVERYTHING You Need To Know About ‘Ab Fab: The Movie’


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Sweetie darling! Filming for The Absolutely Fabulous Movie is underway in the south of France and the first image from the film was released earlier this week. In case you’ve been hitting the Bolly hard recently, here’s a reminder of everything you need to know about the upcoming movie.

Absolutely Fabulous MovieJoanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders in the first image from the Ab Fab movie.

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Is Kim Kardashian Going To Join Kate Moss In 'Absolutely Fabulous' Movie?


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Kim Kardashian is reportedly lined up to make an appearance in the upcoming 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie, which begins filming next month. According to The Mirror, Kardashian joins the list of celebs who have already signed up, including singer Lulu, former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and supermodel Kate Moss.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian will reportedly appear in the ‘Ab Fab’ movie.

A source told the newspaper, “Kim is a huge name, and she’s in town for fashion week and loved the idea of being involved. Getting her on board is a massive coup for the film, but also a big deal for Kim - Absolutely Fabulous is an iconic name around the world, so it’s an honour to be part of it.”

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Minions Review

Very Good

Utterly charming, this silly prequel rewrites the origin story of the minions and sends them on a series of adventures that are gently anarchic and refreshingly low-key for an animated blockbuster. The film has an unusually gentle tone, with some real visual artistry to it rather than the cookie-cutter story structure and imagery in most summer movies. And while it's not riotously funny, children will be mesmerised and adults will be smiling.

It opens at the dawn of time, as minions evolve into yellow pill-shaped sidekicks who serve their evil masters throughout history. When they find themselves without a leader, they try to build a society in an arctic cave, but something just isn't right. So Kevin, Stuart and Bob (voiced in Esperanto-style gibberish by director Pierre Coffin) head off to 1968 New York to find a villain to work for. There they hear about ruthless baddie Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), so they head to Villain-Con in Orlando to meet her. She's impressed by their loyalty and takes them to London to work with her inventor husband Herb (Jon Hamm) on a nefarious plan to steal the British crown from the Queen (Jennifer Saunders). But nothing goes quite as planned.

Since it's set in the 1960s, the filmmakers give the film a groovy vibe, with sun-drenched animation and hilariously colourful details in every scene. Adults are more likely to catch references to things like the Monkees, Hair or Bewitched, but kids will enjoy the general silliness, including lots of chances to sing along with the minions as they babble through classic tunes. Thankfully, directors Coffin and Kyle Balda resist temptation to use the standard animation formula, opting instead for a meandering pace, a less pushy moral message and action scenes that emerge from the plot, settings and characters. And the starry voice cast refreshingly disappears into the characters.

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Paul McCartney Almost Guest Starred In 'Friends'!


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An extraordinary piece of might-have-been casting news has emerged: the people behind the smash sitcom ‘Friends’ came close to getting Sir Paul McCartney to guest star in an episode!

In a new interview with The Huffington Post, the NBC show’s casting director Leslie Litt revealed that she tried extremely hard to get the ex-Beatle to star as Ross’ would-be father-in-law in a 1998 episode, but it conflicted too much with his recording and touring schedule for him to fit in.

Litt envisaged McCartney as playing Ross’s (David Schwimmer) English fiancée Emily’s (Helen Baxendale) father in the two-part finale to season 4.

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Minions Trailer


Since the dawn of time, the Minions have been desperately looking for a master. From dinosaurs, to cave men, to Dracula, to Napoleon, the Minions have sought out the biggest and best of masters from around the world. The trouble is, their optimism and perseverance - while commendable - is nothing compared to their utter ineptitude. The Minions have a terrible problem with either killing their boss, or letting their bosses die in some way. But with the 1960s in full swing and the Minions currently unemployed, they travel to a villain convention to find a new master, and uncover a conspiracy to steal the crown from the Queen of England. 

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Minions - International Trailer


It's a wonder why the prehistoric tribe of Minions have managed to survive so long with limited access to their staple diet of bananas and very little in the way of intelligence. But they make it their life's work to follow and serve the most despicable of villains in return for their care - though, as time goes on, it seems there are fewer and fewer baddies left in the world, ever decreasing down to the Minion's own ineptitudes. From dinosaurs to vampires, Minions have always been loyal to the evil they serve, but after each tragic and accidental death, they are forced to move on. Stuck in a tight spot with no master to serve, they find themselves bored and depressed; that is until head Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide it's time to set out on an adventure. Through blizzards and mountains, never-ending fields and deadly oceans they travel until they reach New York in 1968. They hitchhike to Orlando's annual Villain-Con and it's there they find their new mistress, Scarlet Overkill, and their only hope of saving Minion-kind.

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Minions Trailer


The Minions are a prehistoric race with a love of bananas and not the biggest brains individually. Together, their life's mission is to serve the deadliest villain around - but they are not very good at keeping them safe. From the scariest dinosaurs, Egyptian kings, Napoleon and even vampires, Minions have been around to assist the world's tyrants with their dastardly deeds, but it wasn't long before they tragically ran out of baddies to aid. Bored, desolate and miserable, three Minions named Kevin, Stuart and Bob decide enough is enough and set out to find a new master. Trekking through freezing mountains, sprawling pastures and never-ending oceans, they finally arrive in 1968 New York - 42 years before they met their future partner Gru. It's their they meet Scarlet Overkill - an evil mistress with whom they must band together to save their kind.

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Sing Movie Review

Sing Movie Review

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar...

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Movie Review

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Movie Review

Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen...

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen...

Sing Trailer

Sing Trailer

Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life...

Minions Movie Review

Minions Movie Review

Utterly charming, this silly prequel rewrites the origin story of the minions and sends them...

Minions Trailer

Minions Trailer

Since the dawn of time, the Minions have been desperately looking for a master. From...

Minions - International Trailer

Minions - International Trailer

It's a wonder why the prehistoric tribe of Minions have managed to survive so long...

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Minions Trailer

Minions Trailer

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