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Meryl Streep - Film premiere Florence Foster Jenkins held at Odeon Leicester Square at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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Meryl Streep , Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins UK Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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Meryl Streep , Hugh Grant - The European Premiere of 'Florence Foster Jenkins' held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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Meryl Streep - Premiere of Focus Features' 'Suffragette' - Arrivals at Samuel Goldwyn Theater at AMPAS - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 20th October 2015

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Meryl Streep Named As Berlin International Film Festival 2016 Jury President


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Meryl Streep has been appointed as the president of the jury at next year’s Berlin International Film Festival, the first time that the Hollywood heavyweight has served on any film jury.

The announcement was made on Wednesday (October 14th) that the Suffragette and Ricki And The Flash actress would be heading up the jury at the 66th edition of the annual film festival, which will be determining the award winners at the 10-day event that runs from 11th-21st February 2016.

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'Suffragette' Premiere Disrupted By Feminist Protestors


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Dozens of feminist protestors have staged a demonstration at the red carpet reception for the movie Suffragette, which held its premiere at Leicester Square in London on Wednesday afternoon.

Activists from the feminist group Sisters Uncut, who campaign against domestic violence, used the glitzy red carpet event to stage a vocal protest against funding cuts to domestic violence services, with nearly 100 demonstrators clambering over the barriers and lying down on the walkway, while their comrades shouted slogans such as “cuts kill” and “dead women don’t vote”.

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Meryl Streep's 'Suffragette' T-Shirts Provoke Angry Online Backlash


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A publicity photo featuring Meryl Streep and her Suffragette co-stars in T-shirts bearing a feminist slogan has sparked a social media backlash.

Streep, Anne-Marie Duff, Romola Garai and Carey Mulligan were photographed for the front cover of Time Out London last week, with all four of them wearing white T-shirts featuring the phrase ‘I’d rather be a rebel than a slave’, which is an excerpt from an Emmeline Pankhurt speech urging reform of the law to allow women the right to vote.

While many have praised the feminist sentiments, a large number of critics have claimed that the use of the slogan on the T-shirts was insensitive of the historical context of the word ‘slave’. The photoshoot was also accused of inappropriately using four white, privileged women to invoke the struggles of slaves in the Confederate south.

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Ricki And The Flash Review

Very Good

Meryl Streep is having so much fun playing an ageing rocker that the audience only barely registers that this film isn't nearly as deep as it's pretending to be. There are some very nice observations about the messy ties that hold families together, as well as the fragility of dreams, but the real draw here is seeing Streep tearing up the screen, whether she's singing rock-n-roll classics or indulging in some spirited on-screen drama with her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer.

Streep plays Ricki, who has ended up singing in a shady Los Angeles bar with her on-off boyfriend Greg (Rick Springfield) and their band The Flash. Then she gets a call from her ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline) saying that their daughter Julie (Gummer) has fallen into a deep depression and needs her mom. So Ricki heads home to Indianapolis, where she also has to face her two sons (Nick Westrate and Sebastian Stan), both of whom feel like they've been ignored by their childish mother and don't want much to do with her. So as she helps Julie cheer up, she's dealing with her sons, clashing with Pete's wife Maureen (Audra McDonald) and wondering why she's so reluctant about settling down with Greg.

None of this is terribly complicated, but the script is by Diablo Cody, who won an Oscar for Juno and also wrote the similarly themed Young Adult. She packs the dialogue with barbed wit that slices right to the core of these characters, bringing out crisp insights and dark emotions. The character interaction is often magical, including Streep's reignited chemistry with Kline (they first sparked together more than 30 years ago in Sophie's Choice). Her scenes with Gummer have an effortless crackle of authenticity, as do her biting chats with McDonald. In fact, the only weak moments are her off-stage scenes with Springfield, who expresses himself better with a guitar in his hands.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Male Actors Make 119% More Than Top 10 Female Actors


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Jennifer Lawrence has been named as the highest paid female actor in the world in Forbes’ 2015 list. Lawrence made $52 million over the past year, pre-tax and fees. Whilst Lawrence’s grand fortune is certainly something to be marvelled at, the list and its counterpart for male actors show the extent of the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

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Read More: Jennifer Lawrence Pays Surprise Visit To Montreal Children's Hospital.

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Meryl Streep Learns A New Skill For Ricki And The Flash


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At age 66, Meryl Streep continues to add to her bag of acting tricks. For her role as an ageing rocker in Ricki and the Flash, she took a crash course in guitar playing from none other than rock legend Neil Young.

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And what was his best advice? "He said crank it up to 11," she laughs. "You've got to turn it up, turn it up loud!"

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Ricki And The Flash - International Trailer


Ricki Rendazzo is a rock star who gave up everything to pursue her dream of stardom. But when her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Chicago and help their estranged, divorced daughter Julie through a difficult time, she's given a chance to make amends with the family she abandoned for a life of fame and fortune. Taking her shot at redemption, Ricki faces the music and tries to make up for lost time. Meryl Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer for the third time. They previously starred in Heartburn (1986) and Evening (2007) together.

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Ricki And The Flash - Teaser Trailer


Ricki Rendazzo is a veteran rockstar as part of her band Ricki And The Flash. She's adored by so many people in the world apart from the people who matter the most; her family. While on tour (as usual) she gets a call from her ex-husband Pete telling her that her daughter Julie has been dumped by her partner Max for another woman. Realising finally that her presence is needed, she drops everything and rushes to her daughter's aid - though, as it turns out, Julie is far from grateful. She and her brother have been forced to spend their most cherished memories without Ricki there, with their stepmother Maureen taking on the role as a proper mother to them. Ricki's son doesn't want her at his forthcoming wedding either, so it seems Ricki has a lot of making up to do if she wants to have a hope of re-connecting with her loved ones.

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Suffragette - Teaser Trailer


Throughout the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, a secret war took place on the streets of England. For years, women of all ages and classes had fought for their right to vote, although they used politics and reason as their biggest weapon. When no clear results were seen, a specialist group formed a more radical idea - to take the political campaign out of the shadows and into the streets, with protests and fighting to gain what was theirs by right. But as the government fights back even harder, desperate times call for desperate measures. 

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MTV Movie Awards: 'The Fault In Our Stars' Leads 2015 Winners


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It's difficult to argue with the results of this year's MTV Movie Awards victors, who took home their much-deserved accolades on Sunday (April 12th 2015). The top prize of Movie Of The Year went to Josh Boone's adaptation of the John Green novel 'The Fault In Our Stars' - but who else won big at the 2015 ceremony?

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Shailene Woodley took home a couple of awards herself; first for Best Female Performance in 'The Fault In Our Stars', and second for Best Kiss with Ansel Elgort. 'The Maze Runner' star Dylan O'Brien also won big, landing Breakthrough Performance, Best Hero and, of course, Best Fight with Will Poulter. O'Brien will reprise his role in the upcoming sequel 'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'. Meanwhile, Zac Efron's abs in 'Neighbors' predictably won him Best Shirtless Performance, while his onscreen chemistry with Dave Franco made them Best Duo. 'Neighbors' was also the winner of Best WTF Moment, with Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne taking home the award.

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'Suffragette' Stars Meryl Streep And Helena Bonham Carter Join Emmeline Pankhurst's Family For International Women's Day


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Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Carey Mulligan and Anne Marie Duff have joined relatives of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst to mark this year’s International Women’s Day. The three actresses were joined by Pankhurst’s great-grand-daughter Helen and great-great-granddaughter Laura as well as director Sarah Gavron, screenwriter Abi Morgan and producers Alison Owen and Faye Ward who are behind the upcoming Suffragette movie.

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Patricia Arquette's Oscar Acceptance Speech Divides The Internet


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Patricia Arquette’s Oscars acceptance speech has set the world of social media alight in the last twenty four hours. After she used her time at the microphone to call for wage equality and equal rights for women, opinion has been polarised as to validity of her argument.

The 46 year old won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olivia Evans in Boyhood. Having produced a sheet of paper and thanked her family and fellow cast members, she went on to deliver a rousing finale: “It's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”

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Patricia Arquette's Oscars acceptance speech was a hot talking point of the evening

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Meryl Streep - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201

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Meryl Streep - Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th February 2015

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Meryl Streep and Don Gummer - Meryl Streep and husband Don Gummer attend an Oscars after party held at The Palm restaurant in Beverly Hills at Beverly Hills, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015

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Patricia Arquette Wins Best Supporting Actress At 2015 Oscars


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Patricia Arquette has won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She starred in Richard Linklater’s epic Boyhood, playing the role of Olivia Evans.

The 46 year old fended off strong competition from Laura Dern (Bobbi Grey in Wild), Keira Knightley (Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game), Emma Stone (Sam Thomson in Birdman) and Meryl Streep (‘The Witch’ in Into The Woods).

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2015's Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette (L) with her 'Boyhood' colleagues Ellar Coltrane and Richard Linklater

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There's Something About Meryl: Streep Makes History With 19th Oscar Nomination


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For most Hollywood stars an Oscar nomination is a once in a lifetime achievement, something they’ve been working towards their whole career. But for Meryl Streep, having her name read out amongst the list of Oscar nominees must now feel a little less special, after all it’s happened 19 times.

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The 65 year old has long held the record for the most Academy Award nominations in history, with Jack Nicholson and Katharine Hepburn trailing behind with 12 nominations each.

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A Week In Movies: Awards Handed Out In Los Angeles And New York, Plus New Trailers For Ant-Man And The Snoopy And Charlie Brown Movie


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In London, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone and Tracey Ullman were on hand for the UK premiere of Into the Woods this week. The film has been a box office hit in America over the past two weeks, and opens in Britain this weekend.

Photos - 'Into The Woods' Premiere Held At The Curzon Mayfair, London

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Globes Photobomb: The Oscar Selfie Of 2015


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These days, it’s not an award show without an official selfie or photobomb or whatever image-related bandwagon Hollywood is hopping on that week. I’m talking, of course, about Benedict Cumberbatch, that painstaking “penguin” pronouncing pun producing pharaoh of the internet (feel free to pitch in a synonym starting with “p”).

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Benedict Cumberbatch: the most awkward Brit in showbiz?

Here’s the backstory. Displaying the typical Hollywood amount of cultural sensitivity, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were doing a bit on North Korea. Meanwhile, Meryl Streep was posing for a photo-op with an in-disguise Margaret Cho. Oh, and guess who was behind the camera? A treat for older viewers – it was Michael Keaton. It kind of begs the question - is BC's photobomb this year's Oscars selfie?

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Hollywood actress Meryl Streep who has recently starred in the Disney musical 'Into The Woods' was photographed as she arrived at her hotel in London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 7th January 2015

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First Weekend Of 2015 Sees The Hobbit Still Dominating The Box Office


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This week’s box office confirmes what we’ve already suspected for a while: people love to watch fantasy over the holidays. The first weekend box office of the year was dominated by The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies with $21.9 million. This raised its total haul in the U.S. and Canada to $220.8 million, according to The LA Times. The fourth and final instalment in the Peter Jackson-directed franchise is also the most critically acclaimed one (61% on Rotten Tomatoes), so if you’re still not sure what to go see next weekend, Five Armies is definitely a solid choice.

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Battle of the Five Armies might be the best Hobbit film to date. 

Then there’s Into the Woods, which is kind of a winter classic – you have fairy tales, singing and Meryl Streep, it’s no wonder the film pulled in $19,1 million over the weekend. The Rob Marshall adaptation of the classic Sondheim musical came in second at the box office, followed closely by Unbroken with $18,4 million, as per The LA Times' report.

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Into The Woods Review


Excellent

It's taken a long time for this stage musical to make it to the big screen, and while director Rob Marshall once again fails to give the story a sharp focus (see also Chicago and Nine), he at least lets the music and characters shine. Originally staged on Broadway in 1987, this musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a gleeful mash-up of fairy tales that continues on past the "happily ever after", eventually turning rather dark and emotional.

Once upon a time, there was a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) who learn that they can't have children because the Witch (Meryl Streep) next door has cursed them. She offers to break the spell if they collect a cow, a cape, a slipper and a lock of hair. Meanwhile, Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) annoys his mother (Tracey Ullman) by selling the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans; Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) dodges a leery Wolf (Johnny Depp) following her through the woods; Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) sneaks to the festival to meet the Prince (Chris Pine) against the wishes of her nasty stepmum (Christine Baranski); and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) defies her mother by letting her hair down for a Prince (Billy Magnussen). After knotting together, each plot strand resolves happily. Until the next day.

This is very much a story of two halves, with the sharp, snappy, hilarious first act contrasting strongly against the rather disturbingly grim and grisly second act, as everyone's story unravels to reveal each character's deep neediness. What makes this show so clever is the way it undermines the usual fairy-tale happiness of most stories, cautioning that this artifice is actually a problem for children. While the songs are all clever and thoroughly engaging, none of them is particularly hummable on first listen, but each is packed with witty wordplay and serious subtext that gets under the skin.

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"Into The Woods" Got A Bunch Of Golden Globes Nods. Anyone Surprised?


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Oh my gosh, where did the time go? It’s been another year and it’s Golden Globes nods time again. So some of them are pretty predictable. Meryl Streep and Into the Woods nabbed several nods, among them Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Actress for Emily Blunt who plays the Baker's Wife, and Best Supporting Actress for Meryl Streep for playing the Witch.

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We know Meryl Streep is great in Into the Woods, because... come on. It's Meryl Streep.

So the movie hasn’t really been out long enough for the moviegoing masses to have their say, but the critics have been praising it left and right.

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Anna Kendrick On 'Into The Woods' Co-Star Meryl Streep: "She's Just Kind Of A Bro"


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Anna Kendrick was a guest on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday (21st December) in order to discuss her latest role in the soon-to-be released Disney movie Into the Woods.

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Anna Kendrick at the New York premiere of Into the Woods in December.

Read More: Why Anna Kendrick Was Talking Sex Toys With David Letterman?

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Meryl Streep: I Learned About 'Into The Woods' Character Through Costume


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Meryl Streep didn't have the most comfortable costumes on the set of 'Into The Woods', playing the wicked witch who leads everyone to their fate - but she admits that her character couldn't have been completed without the help of the behind the scenes crew.

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Meryl Streep admits her witch costume stuck into her

Costume designer Colleen Atwood is a legend in the movie industry, having worked on a magnificent variety of outfits on a never ending list of films. She has won numerous awards including three Oscars: for Tim Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland' and director Rob Marshall's 'Chicago' and 'Memoirs Of A Geisha'. Now she teams with Rob Marshall yet again for the Stephen Sondheim composed fairytale musical 'Into The Woods', and the film's star Meryl Streep couldn't been more thrilled to be working with her.

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Contactmusic.com’s 10 Most Anticipated Films Of 2015


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As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but some of them might actually be good. Of course, release dates are subject to change...

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10) Shaun The Sheep Movie - The British TV hit becomes a charming stop-motion feature (Feb). Other anticipated animations: Pixar's Inside Out (Jul), Despicable Me spin-off The Minions Movie (Jun) and Snoopy & Charlie Brown (Dec). Watch the trailer for Shaun The Sheep Movie here.

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Subversively Witty 'Into The Woods' Was Worth The Wait


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Nobody was quite sure about Into the Woods - a modern twist on several of the best-loved Brothers Grimm fairy tales. It has the big name stars - Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick - and a big-budget to match, but Into the Woods is a very intelligent musical adaptation that appears to have been worth the wait.

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Early attempt to adapt Stephen Sondheim musical occurred in the early 1990s with a reading held that included Robin Williams, Goldie Hawn, Cher, Danny DeVito, Steve Martin and Roseanne Barr. 

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Meryl Streep - Celebrities outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Meryl Streep - Photographs from the red carpet as a vast array of stars arrived for the World Premiere of Disney's film musical 'Into The Woods' which was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th December 2014

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Chris Pine Compares 'Into The Woods' Co-Star Anna Kendrick To A Martial Artist


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Chris Pine likens seeing 'Into The Woods' co-star Anna Kendrick singing to 'watching a martial artist', as he admits that the musical task for the production of the film was nowhere near as simple as it would appear.

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Chris Pine plays Cinderella's Prince Charming

It seems that none of the cast of 'Into The Woods' were particularly overwhelmed with confidence at the prospect of singing Stephen Sondheim's spectacular tunes - except perhaps Meryl Streep, who showed off her fabulous pipes back in 2008 with 'Mamma Mia!' Being more focused on acting than singing, it was nerve-wracking for the stars to say the least, and according to Chris Pine it didn't appear to get any easier once inside the studio.

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James Corden: Meryl Streep Singing Experience Would Go For Millions At Auction


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James Corden admits he was awestruck by Meryl Streep's spine-tingling vocals demonstrated in Stephen Sondheim's showstopping soundtrack for 'Into The Woods'. And we really can't say we blame him.

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James Corden and Emily Blunt play the cursed Baker and his wife in 'Into The Woods'

Ok, so we already knew Meryl Streep had some pretty impressive pipes on her following her spectacular performance in 'Mammi Mia!' which, understandably, was then nominated for a Grammy award for Best Soundtrack, but 'Into The Woods' is something else. It's one thing being able to knock out a pop hit, it's another to reach impossible heights in emotional show tunes; co-star James Corden insists she's done just that.

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Johnny Depp 'Daunted' By Into The Woods Role


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There's an enormous buzz surrounding Rob Marshall and Stephen Sondheim's stage to film musical 'Into The Woods' with it's spectacular ensemble cast and vibrant setting, but even a super A lister like Johnny Depp couldn't help but feel a little nervous.

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Johnny Depp is the wiley Wolf in 'Into The Woods'

Being surrounded by award-winning movie stars like Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick is scary enough without the prospect of singing in front of them. While you'd think Johnny Depp would be used to it, having starred in Stephen Sondheim's Oscar winning film adaptation of 'Sweeney Todd' back in 2007 and appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters with the likes of Morgan Freeman, Helena Bonham Carter, Angelina Jolie, Christian Bale and John Malkovich. However, he admits he found his role as the Wolf 'daunting' even if it was a 'joy' to be involved. 'It's one of those moments that you realise you will never in your life have an opportunity like that again, as an actor or as a musician', he confesses, in the run-up to the film's release.

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At Early Screening, "Into The Woods" Screen Adaptation Already Gathering Oscar Buzz


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We’ve all been waiting for a film version of Into the Woods for approximately forever now and who better to play the beloved part of the witch than God... sorry, I meant Meryl Streep. Not that there’s a big difference anyway. 

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Meryl Streep as The Witch. Is this the best thing ever? Yes. Yes, it is.

The Disney flick screened on both coasts on Saturday, in Los Angeles and Burbank. It was just a press screening unfortunately, but just to reassure any desperate musical theatre fans among our readers – Into the Woods is coming to a screen near you as soon as Christmas Day. Or soon thereafter, if you live outside the US.

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Into The Woods - Extended Trailer


When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are unable to have children due to a curse, they are advised by a witch (Meryl Streep) to venture into the woods in order to find a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold. Along the way, they become intertwined in the stories of 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Rapunzel', and 'Cinderella', in this original story based upon Grimm's classic fairy tales.

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The Homesman Review


Very Good

Strong characters and a vivid sense of life in frontier America give this film a kick of authentic energy that makes it a gripping journey. While it may be a little too serious for its own good, the movie is strikingly shot and played to bring out the gritty tenacity of people who dare to live in such a foreboding place. And a couple of shocking twists in the tale keep us on our toes.

In the Nebraska Territory in 1853, life was so difficult that three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto and Sonja Richter) in a small community are driven mad by the isolation, desperation and harsh weather. Their husbands are too busy surviving to do anything about it, so the local pastor (John Lithgow) arranges for the strong-willed spinster farmer Mary Bee (Hilary Swank) to escort them back east to civilisation. She needs a "homesman" to help make the arduous five-week journey, so she drafts in drunken scoundrel George (Tommy Lee Jones). During their long trek across the plains, they have a series of potentially life-threatening encounters with the likes of well-armed Native Americans, an interfering opportunist (Tim Blake Nelson) and a cruelly dismissive hotel owner (James Spader).

The characters are strikingly feisty, starting with Swank's fiercely no-nonsense, self-sufficient Mary Bee, who one local observes is as good as any man around. She's also rather annoyingly holier-than-thou, which explains why she's has so much trouble finding a husband to help her. And these three women really push her to the breaking point: Gummer's Bella is consumed by grief, Otto's Theoline moans day and night, and Richter's Gro is a delusional menace. So it's a good thing that Jones provides some comic relief as the rapscallion George, a snarky realist who's the only likeable person on-screen.He also emerges along the way as the true protagonist of the tale.

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Into The Woods - Alternative Trailer


When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods in order to recover the magical objects required to break the spell and allow them to begin a family together. Over the course of their journey, they encounter iconic fairy-tale characters and motifs from stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. They also steadily learn valuable lessons about responsibility and being careful what they wish for.

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Meryl Streep - Stars attend the premiere of the social science fiction film 'The Giver' starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swift in New York at the Ziegfeld Theater on the corner of 54th Street Manhattan - Arrivals - New York, United States - Monday 11th August 2014

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Mamma Mia, Meryl Streep and Donna - Mamma Mia - Meryl Streep as Donna Wednesday 17th October 2012 Hollywood Costume - press view held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Mamma Mia, Meryl Streep and Donna
The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep and Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep and BAFTA Saturday 14th January 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles 18th Annual Awards Season Tea Party held at the Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals

Meryl Streep and Bafta

Meryl Streep Thursday 30th October 2008 AFI Opening Night Screening of 'Doubt' - held at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome Theatre in Hollywood.- Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Meryl Streep

Date of birth

22nd June, 1949

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.68


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Meryl Streep Movies

The Post Trailer

The Post Trailer

At a time when there's so much incertainty in the US political climate, a film...

Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Review

Florence Foster Jenkins Movie Review

Although this comedy-drama seems to have been written specifically to give Meryl Streep a chance...

Florence Foster Jenkins Trailer

Florence Foster Jenkins Trailer

The shows Florence Foster Jenkins put on were true spectacles but there were only a...

Florence Foster Jenkins Teaser Trailer

Florence Foster Jenkins Teaser Trailer

Florence Foster Jenkins was never what you might call a 'naturally' talented opera singer, however...

Suffragette Movie Review

Suffragette Movie Review

Based on real events a century ago that still resonate loudly today, this movie takes...

Ricki and the Flash Movie Review

Ricki and the Flash Movie Review

Meryl Streep is having so much fun playing an ageing rocker that the audience only...

Ricki And The Flash - Drift Away Featurette Trailer

Ricki And The Flash - Drift Away Featurette Trailer

It's well-known that Meryl Streep has an extraordinary singing voice as well as being a...

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Ricki And The Flash - International Trailer

Ricki And The Flash - International Trailer

Ricki Rendazzo is a rock star who gave up everything to pursue her dream of...

Ricki And The Flash - Teaser Trailer

Ricki And The Flash - Teaser Trailer

Ricki Rendazzo is a veteran rockstar as part of her band Ricki And The Flash....

Suffragette - Teaser Trailer

Suffragette - Teaser Trailer

Throughout the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, a secret war took place on...

Into the Woods Movie Review

Into the Woods Movie Review

It's taken a long time for this stage musical to make it to the big...

Into The Woods - Extended Trailer Trailer

Into The Woods - Extended Trailer Trailer

When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are unable to have children...

The Homesman Movie Review

The Homesman Movie Review

Strong characters and a vivid sense of life in frontier America give this film a...

Into The Woods Trailer

Into The Woods Trailer

When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch...

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