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Idris Elba's 'Bastille Day' To Be Pulled From French Cinemas


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Idris Elba’s latest film Bastille Day is to be pulled from French cinemas at the request of production company StudioCanal. After Thursday’s terror attack in Nice, which left more than 80 people dead and more than 50 injured, the studio had pulled ads for the film, which had been released in cinemas the day before.

Idris Elba in Bastille DayIdris Elba’s Bastille Day has been pulled from French cinemas.

But now Studiocanal have asked French exhibitors to remove the movie from their theatres altogether. The film’s story involves a terrorist plot to bomb Paris and also stars ‘Game Of Thrones’ actor Richard Madden.

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Branagh Live: Romeo & Juliet Trailer


The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of unconditional love that shows how far two people will go in order to be together for eternity. The two families the Montagues and the Capulets are at war with each other and both Romeo the son of Montague and Juliet the daughter of Capulet fall in love with each other which is strictly forbidden because of the family's ongoing feud.

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Bastille Day Review

OK

An attempt to muscle in on Luc Besson's Taken-style of thriller, this is an odd mix of French setting, American characters and British cast and crew. The inclusion of hugely current issues like immigration, terrorism and capitalistic excess adds the illusion that the movie is actually about something. So while the plot is preposterous, the film has an edgier, more jaggedly comical sensibility that makes it entertaining.

It's set in Paris, where the gifted American pickpocket Michael (Richard Madden) becomes a terrorist suspect when he inadvertently steals a bomb from a the hapless young Zoe (Charlotte Le Bon), roped into planting it by her anti-fascist boyfriend. On Michael's trail is the bullheaded CIA operative Briar (Idris Elba), who has just been transferred to Paris due to his insubordinate attitude. His new boss (Kelly Reilly) is an old friend who vouches for him, then quickly regrets that decision when he goes rogue and teams up with the fugitive Michael to track down the real villain. They're pursued all over the city by local police chief Victor (Jose Garcia) and his fearsome sidekick Rafi (Thierry Godard), oblivious to the fact that the men they're chasing are actually trying to save Paris from something catastrophic.

The plot itself is fairly simple, but the film is assembled in a way that makes everything look far more complicated than it actually is. Action mayhem breaks out at every turn, with impressively full-on stuntwork, crashing chase scenes and lots of shootouts. A fistfight in the back of a careering van is particularly rough and tumble, as it were. And with such villainous baddies, the filmmakers believe they are justified in killing off dozens of faceless henchmen. One dares to show a glimmer of a conscience, but that doesn't save him.

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Bastille Day Trailer


Paris is known to have problems with pickpockets and Michael Mason is one of the cities sneakiest thieves and now he's accidentally led himself in more trouble than he can deal with.

When Mason lifts a bag from someone, he opens it to discover it contains a whole world of trouble - a bomb. Hot on Mason's tale is a CIA field agent by the name of Sean Briar. The CIA's records show that there's far more to Mason's criminal record than just pickpocketing people but Briar soon learns that there's far more to this case than Mason and he is probably just a fall guy. 

Together the thief and CIA operative must go off the books and find the real culprit behind a terrorist threat. As the duo dig deeper into the criminal underworld, they soon find themselves with ever increasing amounts of enemies - on both sides of the law. Whatever unfolds, we know this Bastille Day won't be a usual one.

Cara Delevingne Hits Back At Richard Madden After He Calls Her 'Ungrateful' And 'Unprofessional'


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Cara Delevingne wasn’t going to let actor Richard Madden getting away with calling her out over that awkward 'Good Day Sacramento' interview which went viral in July. Taking to twitter, Delevingne has called the Cinderella actor ‘desperate’ after he branded her ‘ungrateful’ and ‘unprofessional’ in an interview with Style magazine.

Cara DelevingneCara Delevingne has responded to Richard Madden’s comments on twitter.

Writing on Twitter, Tuesday, the former model said, ’@_richardmadden I have no idea who you are but I think it's little desperate for a grown man to be bad mouthing someone they don't know. If you really want attention that badly, try focusing on your own work and not other people’s."

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Royal Academy Summer Preview Party

Richard Madden - Royal Academy Summer Preview Party 2015 - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd June 2015

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Royal Academy Summer Preview Party

Richard Madden - Royal Academy Summer Preview Party - Arrivals Where: The Royal Academyl, United Kingdom When: 3rd June 2015 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 3rd June 2015

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Lily James' Dream Came True With 'Cinderella' Casting


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After their postmodern live-action remakes of 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Sleeping Beauty' (as 'Maleficent'), Disney has taken a much more traditional approach to the diamond in the crown, 'Cinderella'. This includes hiring an actress who looks like a princess.

Lily James and Richard Madden in 'Cinderella'
Lily James and Richard Madden in 'Cinderella'

Best known as 'Downton Abbey''s rebellious young Lady Rose, 25-year-old English actress Lily James is still thrilled to have played such an iconic role. "The first Disney movie I saw I think was 'Snow White'. I loved all the Disney princess movies," she said. "I was completely infatuated with all of them. I had the little slippers and would parade around the house before my brothers sort of beat me up and shattered my dreams of being a princess!"

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Cinderella Review


Excellent

The thing that makes this Disney live-action remake so wonderful is the same thing that might put off some audience members: it's a pure fairy tale. This time, the studio has resisted the snarky, post-modern spin that threatened to turn previous live-action remakes (Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent) into pointless Lord of the Rings-style action epics. Instead, this is a genuinely beautiful, surgingly romantic, exquisitely made fantasy.

With only a few minor tweaks, this is the classic story of Ella (Lily James), whose widowed father (Ben Chaplin) marries Lady Tremaine (Cate Blanchett). She arrives with her two spoiled daughters Drizella and Anastasia (Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger), and when she is also widowed, Ella ends up running the household just to keep things from falling apart. But Lady Tremaine and her daughters taunt her with the nickname "Cinderella" and treat her like a slave, refusing to let her attend the ball thrown by the Crown Prince (Richard Madden). He had met Ella before, and is hoping to see her at the ball, but she only gets a chance to go when her fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) turns up with some magic to make that happen. And after dancing with the Prince all night, her sudden disappearance sends him on a desperate quest involving a single glass slipper.

To spice things up, screenwriter Chris Weitz has included a conspiratorial sideplot in which the increasingly wicked stepmother plots with a royal advisor (Stellan Skarsgard) to thwart the Prince's wishes. But otherwise, the film hews closely to both Charles Perrault's 1697 folktale and Disney's 1950 animated classic. This includes lavish sets and costumes that continually take the breath away, giving the characters the same silhouettes as their cartoon counterparts. And within this extravagant design work, the actors are able to create surprisingly textured characters. James' Ella isn't a simple farm girl in need of a man. Madden's Prince is looking for real love. And Blanchett's riveting Lady Tremaine is eerily sympathetic even in her darkest moments.

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'Cinderella' Photocall

Lily James and Richard Madden - 'Cinderella' photocall at the Cinderella Exhibition in Leicester Square at Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Friday 20th March 2015

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Lily James
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Lily James
Holliday Grainger, Helena Bonham Carter and Lily James

Cinderella UK Premiere

Lily James and Richard Madden - 'Cinderella' UK Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London at Odeon Leicester Square - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th March 2015

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Holliday Grainger and Lily James
Holliday Grainger and Lily James
Kenneth Branagh, Lily James and Richard Madden
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Lily James

Celebrities At The ITV Studios

Richard Madden - Richard Madden outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 20th March 2015

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"Cinderella's" $70 Million Debut Is Just A Part Of The Well-Oiled Disney Machine


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Cinderella’s super successful release this weekend proves two things.

1.    People will watch almost anything, if it’s colourful, loud and features Cate Blanchett and

2.    There is still money to be made from the fairytale genre.

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A Week In Movies: Chappie And Cinderella Premiere In New York And L.A., Ethan Hawke Is Snapped On-Set, And New Trailers Arrive For Movies Starring Veterans Ian Mckellen, Ben Kingsley And Maggie Smith.


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Chappie

Neill Blomkamp's new film Chappie held its world premiere this week in New York, just a day before before it opened around the world. Blomkamp (who previously made District 9 and Elysium) was present along with stars Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley and Dev Patel.

Photos - World film premiere of 'Chappie' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - NYC

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Chappie And Cinderella Premiere In New York And L.A., Ethan Hawke Is Snapped On-Set, And New Trailers Arrive For Movies Starring Veterans Ian Mckellen, Ben Kingsley And Maggie Smith.

Cinderella - Extended Trailer


Cinderella is an uncommonly kind young woman, overcome with the loss of her dear father. Her kindness extends to rescuing a stag from the woods, who's being hunted by the Prince and his men. Her resolute opinions strongly affect the Prince, who's life and sense of self begins to change following their frosty first meeting. But as determined and feisty as she may be, she still finds herself unable to stand up for herself back home, where she is forced into doing the cooking and cleaning by her wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters. That is until she is invited to a ball at the Prince's palace. With the help of her mysterious Fairy Godmother, she transforms into a Princess for the day and, lo and behold, the Prince falls heavily in love with her and will do everything he can to find her after she disappears. But, alas, there are others determined to stand in the way of their happiness.

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Branagh Live: Romeo & Juliet Trailer

Branagh Live: Romeo & Juliet Trailer

The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of unconditional love that shows how far...

Bastille Day Movie Review

Bastille Day Movie Review

An attempt to muscle in on Luc Besson's Taken-style of thriller, this is an odd...

Bastille Day Trailer

Bastille Day Trailer

Paris is known to have problems with pickpockets and Michael Mason is one of the...

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Cinderella Movie Review

Cinderella Movie Review

The thing that makes this Disney live-action remake so wonderful is the same thing that...

Cinderella - Extended Trailer

Cinderella - Extended Trailer

Cinderella is an uncommonly kind young woman, overcome with the loss of her dear father....

Cinderella Trailer

Cinderella Trailer

Following her mother's death, Cinderella was faced with a lonely existence while her beloved father...

A Promise Movie Review

A Promise Movie Review

When a French filmmaker travels to Belgium to film a German story in English, it's...

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Cinderella Trailer

Cinderella Trailer

Everyone is familiar with the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. Cinderella lives a mundane life...

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