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Orlando Bloom Returning To 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' For Fifth Film


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Great news for fans of Pirates Of The Caribbean as Disney has confirmed that Orlando Bloom will be returning to the cast for the fifth instalment. The announcement was revealed at Disney’s D23 expo on Saturday (August 15th) after the star himself had previously expressed uncertainty as to whether he would get the nod.

Bloom, of course, was missing from the fourth movie On Stranger Tides back in 2011, having played Will Turner, one of the franchise’s central characters, in the first three movies dating back to 2003. But it seems now that his role will be revived in some way for the 2017 release Dead Men Tell No Tales alongside Johnny Depp’s eternal favourite Captain Jack Sparrow.

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom will be taking part in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'

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Johnny Depp Visits Children's Hospital Dressed As Captain Jack Sparrow


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Johnny Depp surprised patients at a children’s hospital in Australia with a flying visit dressed in his full Pirates Of The Caribbean costume, delighting the staff and young patients as his flamboyant, swashbuckling character Captain Jack Sparrow.

Taking a leaf out of fellow Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt’s book, the 52 year old actor dropped in dressed as one of his movie characters in order to raise spirits at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, according to ABC Australia on Tuesday (July 7th).

Johnny Depp Jack SparrowJohnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on set

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Get Santa Review


Excellent

Solidly entertaining Christmas movies are so rare that when one comes along it feels like the best gift ever. Perhaps more horror filmmakers should turn their hand to family-friendly action comedies. This one is written and directed by Christopher Smith, the British filmmaker behind freak-outs like Severance and Triangle. But this movie is a pure joy, deploying a warped sense of humour that will have adults laughing a bit more than the kids, who will be caught up in a terrific wish-fulfilment adventure of their own.

In London, Steve (Rafe Spall) has just been released after two years in prison, and his first priority is to see his 10-year-old son Tom (Kit Connor), who lives with Steve's ex Alison (Jodie Whittaker) and her new husband. That same night, Tom finds a beardy man (Jim Broadbent) in the garage who claims to be Santa Claus and needs Steve's help. Steve is more than a little skeptical, but wants to spend time with Tom so heads off on a rescue mission that gets increasingly complicated with every passing moment. Mainly because Santa gets himself arrested while trying to liberate his reindeer after they were caught roaming around the city streets. Coincidentally housed in Steve's old prison, he gets some help from Steve's former fellow inmates (including Stephen Graham, Warwick Davis and Nonso Anozie), while Steve discovers that maybe something magical is going on after all

This may be one of those "find your childhood love of Christmas" movies, but Smith never pushes the sentimentality. Instead, he keeps the story moving with brisk momentum, piling on some hilariously deranged gags along with madcap action set-pieces that include chases, dress-up silliness and, yes, a prison break. The script is tight and funny, including the requisite poo and fart jokes, as well as some more sophisticated movie sight-gags and clever character detail. These people may be faintly ridiculous, but the actors dive in headlong and bring us with them.

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Boardwalk Empire Season 5: A Peek At The Depression Era As "All Empires Fall"


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HBO have given us a first peek at Boardwalk Empire’s fifth and final season, which is set to air this September. A menacing sense of violence tingles through the 38-second trailer as Nucky, Chalky, Al Capone, Luciano, George Mueller all play a central role.

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And if the stakes could get any higher following season 4’s finale, then the great depression certainly goes a long way towards raising them. Michael K. Williams has already confirmed that HBO’s period gangster drama will take place 7 years after season 4’s ending. Watch the teaser here.

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Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham - 'Hyena' after party at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh - Arrivals - Edinburgh, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th June 2014

Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham
Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham

(l-r) Melanie Blatt, guest, Nicole Appleton, Vicky McClure, Stephen Graham and Guest - JD Diamond Charity Ball hosted by JD Sports at the Hilton Hotel Manchester - Arrivals - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 7th February 2014

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Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton
Nicole Appleton

Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham - Emeralds & Ivy Ball held at the Old Billingsgate - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 30th November 2013

Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham
Hannah Walters and Stephen Graham
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Blood Review


Good

Finely detailed acting and stylish direction are somewhat undermined by a script that can't resist overstating its moral themes. Without any sense of ambiguity, we are never able to engage with the dilemma facing the central characters because, as things get messier and messier, we never really doubt what each person will do. But the actors make it fascinating to watch.

Set in the Wirral, the story centres on two second-generation detectives: Joe (Bettany) and his brother Chris (Graham) live in the shadow of their legendary dad Lenny (Cox), who's now drifting into senility. Their current case involves the brutal killing of a teen girl, and working with fellow cop Robert (Strong), they close in on creepy loner Jason (Crompton) as the chief suspect. But with no evidence linking him to the crime, he's quickly released, raising memories of a similar case from the past that resulted in a horrific murder. On a drunken night out, Joe and Chris decide to make sure that doesn't happen again. But it isn't easy to live with what they've done.

There's plenty of scope to explore the power of guilt and regret in this multi-generational story, and the screenplay pushes the brothers into some seriously strained situations as they're forced to consider the fallout from their actions. And all of this stress begins to affect their relationships too: Paul with his wife and daughter (Little and Battrick) and Chris with his fiancee (Tapper). All of the actors are terrific, with Bettany and Graham especially solid as they create a believably mercurial sibling camaraderie. Other characters remain a bit on the edge of the film, but add to the tension.

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Zoe Tapper, Nick Murphy, Stephen Graham and Paul Bettany - Zoe Tapper, director Nick Murphy, Stephen Graham and Paul Bettany Thursday 11th October 2012 56th BFI London Film Festival - 'Blood' - Premiere

Zoe Tapper, Nick Murphy, Stephen Graham and Paul Bettany
Zoe Tapper, Nick Murphy, Stephen Graham and Paul Bettany
Zoe Tapper, Nick Murphy, Stephen Graham and Paul Bettany
Zoe Tapper
Zoe Tapper, Nick Murphy, Stephen Graham and Paul Bettany
Zoe Tapper

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Review


Excellent
It's rare to see a film in which writers, director and cast all respect the intelligence of their audience. So when it happens, it's something to savour.

Especially when it shows as much audacious skill as this British thriller does.

In the Cold War paranoia of 1973, there's a Russian mole in British intelligence. And the top boss Control (Hurt) has narrowed it down to four top colleagues (Firth, Jones, Hinds and Dencik). He asks faithful George Smiley (Oldman) to root out the spy, so he and Peter (Cumberbatch) begin a complex investigation that involves a discredited agent (Hardy) and a murdered operative (Strong). But the truth only seems to get more elusive the further they descend into the rabbit hole.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review


Very Good
Captain Jack Sparrow is back for another high seas romp and, despite the long running time, this is more freewheeling comedy than action adventure. And while it's hilarious fun, it's also so meandering that it's a bit dull.

In London, Jack (Depp) is brought before George II (Griffiths) so he can help the Brits beat the Spanish to the Fountain of Youth. But after an elaborate escape, Jack ends up in the crew of the ship captained by the evil Blackbeard (McShane) and his daughter Angelica (Cruz), with whom Jack has a past. So now Blackbeard, the Spanish and the British, led by Jack's old nemesis/pal Barbossa (Rush), are racing to the Caribbean to find the secret of immortality. And their first task is to capture a mermaid.

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Season Of The Witch Review


Weak
It's not easy to understand why anyone agreed to fund this film, as the box office drawing power of Nicolas Cage is a bit suspect after a string of stinkers like this bizarre, unscary medieval thriller.

After 12 years murdering men, women and children in the Crusades, Behman (Cage) and Felson (Perlman) have a crisis of conscience and desert the army. They end up in a remote town, where they agree to escort an accused witch (Foy) to a distant monastery that has the only incantation that can destroy her and halt the Black Death. They're accompanied by a resolute priest (Moore) and his sidekick (Thomsen), then joined by an altar boy (Sheehan) determined to become a knight. Of course the journey is fraught with surprises.

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Get Santa Movie Review

Get Santa Movie Review

Solidly entertaining Christmas movies are so rare that when one comes along it feels like...

Get Santa Trailer

Get Santa Trailer

'Twas nights before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring. until...

Blood Movie Review

Blood Movie Review

Finely detailed acting and stylish direction are somewhat undermined by a script that can't resist...

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Movie Review

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Movie Review

It's rare to see a film in which writers, director and cast all respect the...

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Trailer

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Trailer

In the 1970's, former spy George Smiley (who is in forced retirement), is called in...

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Review

Captain Jack Sparrow is back for another high seas romp and, despite the long running...

Season of the Witch Movie Review

Season of the Witch Movie Review

It's not easy to understand why anyone agreed to fund this film, as the box...

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Trailer

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Trailer

The trailer for the fourth instalment from The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise has arrived!...

Season Of The Witch Trailer

Season Of The Witch Trailer

Watch the trailer for Season Of The Witch Behmen is a knight who's battled for...

Awaydays Trailer

Awaydays Trailer

Watch the trailer for Awaydays Set in Liverpool during the late 70's Awaydays is a...

Public Enemies Movie Review

Public Enemies Movie Review

Combining artful filmmaking with a true story, this internalised thriller keeps us thoroughly involved in...

Doghouse Trailer

Doghouse Trailer

Watch the trailer for Doghouse2009 is a year that will be associated with British black...

Public Enemies Trailer

Public Enemies Trailer

Watch the trailer for Public Enemies.Public Enemies was a name given to bank robbers and...

The Damned United Trailer

The Damned United Trailer

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