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This much more light-hearted sequel reinvigorates the franchise after Disney's quirky but murky 2010 reboot of Lewis Carroll's classic, which sent the heroine into Underland (not Wonderland) for a dark adventure that spiralled into a Lord of the Rings-scale battle. Thankfully this time the odyssey remains personal, centred on lively characters rather than overwrought plotting. And Alice's time-travelling quest is both pointed and engaging.
After captaining her late father's ship on a global journey, Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to 1875 London to bad news: her mother (Lindsay Duncan) has made decisions that take her future out of her hands. As she struggles to respond, she is summoned back to Underland to help her friend Hatter (Johnny Depp), who is emotionally devastated by the fact that his entire family has been killed. So Alice decides to help by confronting Time (Sacha Baron Cohen) and stealing a device that will allow her to travel back to help the younger Hatter. But she also becomes entangled in the early life of the White and Red Queens (Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway), and the feud that grew between them as young sisters. Meanwhile, Time is terrified that Alice is unravelling the fabric of reality.
The emotional nature of Alice's mission adds a surprising layer of suspense to the entire film, while director James Bobin (The Muppets) adds a breezy comical tone to Tim Burton's stunningly visual designs. Some of the more wacky flourishes don't quite work (such as the "sea of time" imagery or Time's hand-powered vehicle), but the film more than makes up for these with wonderful character details. This lets the actors relax into their roles while cranking up the surreal touches. Wasikowska is great as the plucky heroine fighting for her right to control her own life, a strong point that's made without preaching.
Continue reading: Alice Through The Looking Glass Review
The teenager is always a baby to her parents.
Just adorable. Kate Beckinsale has enlisted her ex-partner and close friend Michael Sheen to recreate the 1999 birth photo of their daughter Lily Mo - despite said child now being 16 to 17-years-old. Sometimes even the biggest of stars can get a bit silly where their children are concerned.
Kate Beckinsale hasn't changed much since 1999
The photo sees Lily cuddling up to her mother with her eyes closed in a perfect mirroring of her birth shot. Beckinsale posted the photo alongside the original on Twitter and Instagram today (May 18th 2016), captioning it: 'Always a baby to me #Lily'. However, she did allude to it being a joke by adding: 'See more tonight on 'The Late Late Show'' (a comedy show hosted by British presenter James Corden).
Continue reading: Kate Beckinsale And Michael Sheen Recreate Daughter's Birth Shot
As Alice is once again taken into the magical and mysterious world that she's somehow connected to, Alice finds herself with her friends on the other side of the looking glass. Through Alice doesn't really know why, she's attached to the peculiar world and its inhabitants but her latest visit will put the young girl in grave danger.
The Red Queen has gained a dangerous new ally who is out to find the young blonde haired girl. As the clock ticks and tocks, the game of kings becomes a whole new reality and Alice must find a way to beat her opponents.
Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is based on the characters from Lewis Carroll's novel and is produced by Tim Burton. The Muppets director James Bobin directs the feature film.
Since Nemo and his father were reunited, the residents living in the coral off the great barrier reef have been the best of friends but Dory keeps on finding herself questioning her past. Now, everyone's favourite forgetful fish is about to set out on a mission to find her own parents.
As Nemo and Marlin are both all too aware of Dory's lack of oceanly experience, they feel that accompanying her on her mission is the only way to make sure she's safe. The two little clown fish and the blue tang soon find themselves in water that they're unfamiliar with.
Dory's search takes her to new locations outside of the ocean too, whilst at the Monterey Marine Life Institute the forgetful fish meets up with some friends - new and old.
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Michael Sheen, Sir Tom Jones and Sian Philips are among the stars cast in the BBC Wales TV adaptation of Dylan Thomas' play 'Under Milk Wood'.
Michael Sheen, Sir Tom Jones and Sian Phillips have been cast to star in an upcoming BBC Wales TV adaption of Under Milk Wood, a 1954 radio drama written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. The news comes a month before the centenary of Thomas’ birth and 60 years after the play was first aired on BBC radio.
Michael Sheen will be lending his voice to the omnipotent narrator in Under Milk Wood.
Set in Llareggub, a fictional Welsh village, Under Milk Wood explores the dreams and thoughts of the village’s inhabitants via an omnipotent narrator. A notable 1972 film adaption starred iconic couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, while the play has also been performed in theatres.
The two drama series will be returning to the network for at least one more season each
Showtime has renewed two of it's most popular shows, Homeland and Masters of Sex, for additional seasons past their current run. The network announced their plans to continue each series by at least one more season by a public statement, released via Entertainment Weekly, on Tuesday, 22 October.
The cast of Homeland won't be going anywhere soon
David Nevins, President of entertainment on Showtime, said in the statement, “Homeland continues to prove its strength for Showtime, and is one of television’s most exciting, provocative and widely-discussed shows. It has grown its audience significantly in each of its three seasons. The critical and audience reaction to Masters of Sex since its great launch has been incredibly gratifying. It’s a privilege to get to work with such talented and creative people as Alex Gansa and Michelle Ashford, as well as their tremendous casts. They have each created truly original shows, with distinctive voices that are among the most admired series on television.”
Continue reading: 'Homeland' & 'Masters Of Sex' Picked Up For New Seasons By Showtime
The Showtime drama has been receiving more and more plaudits as it enters it's second week, but what makes it so good?
Showtime's newest series, Masters of Sex, is only two episodes old, but already the series is being routinely heralded as one of the network's best shows on offer. And it isn't just the critics who are falling for the new drama series, as audience numbers are on the up too, making the series look more and more like one of the year's brightest newcomers.
According to the Nielsen ratings, as reported by Variety, the show managed to draw in 1.1 million viewers during last night's episode, which seems like a much more impressive number when placed alongside the already-successful Homeland's 1.8 million viewer numbers. At it's peak, the show amassed as many as 1.5 million viewers, 100k more than the peak it attained in it's first week. Being placed right after Homeland in the listings may have worked to it's benefit, but there must be more to the shows success than a million people too lazy to turn their televisions over when Homeland ends. So what is it that make Masters of Sex so good?
Continue reading: How 'Masters Of Sex' Is Turning Into One Of This Year's Best TV Shows
The new Michael Sheen drama dissects sex: all in the name of science.
Brand new drama Masters of Sex aims to get between the sheets by looking at the two 1950s researchers who played a key part in the sexual revolution of the 20th century. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan play William Masters and Virginia Johnson, two unlikely colleagues who go in search of the rhythm and reason behind the sex lives of American couples.
The Show Is Slick, Stylish, Funny & Employs A Phenomenal Cast.
Airing on Showtime in the US and set to air soon on the UK's Channel 4, the show will focus on a pivotal time in human behaviour research where the subject of sex was still taboo and sexual therapy didn't exist as it does today.
Continue reading: 'Masters Of Sex': Can You Feel The Excitement?
Masters of Sex has some of the strongest reviews of 2013.
TV is where it's at. It just is. With Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead thriving and the likes of Robert De Niro and Matthew McConaughey turning to television roles, the small-screen is beginning to match its big brother for sheer quality and in most cases, provides far more in terms of character and story. Can you imagine Walter White unfolding over just 2 hours of cinemas?
Michael Sheen and Lizzie Caplan in 'Masters of Sex'
And that brings us on to Masters of Sex, a 1950s set drama based on the book by Thomas Maier and stars the Welsh actor Michael Sheen as a pioneering human sexuality researcher. Bolstering Showtime's fall offering (it will premiere Homeland season three on Sunday), Masters of Sex is easily one of the best reviewed TV shows of the year.
Continue reading: Is Michael Sheen's 'Masters Of Sex' The Finest TV Show Of The Year?
Showtime's 'Masters of Sex', starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, has received positive reviews ahead of its premiere on Sunday (29th September).
Masters of Sex has received impressive reviews from the critics ahead of its premiere on 29th September. Some critics have found certain issues with the dialogue and plotlines, nevertheless overall the response has been positive.
Michael Sheen stars as William Masters.
Showtime's Masters of Sex is based on the lives of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, two sex researchers working during the 1950s. The pair's research centred on the theory that physical relations could lead to more intimate feelings, testing their theory by watching and monitoring couples having sex. The series follows the early working relationship of Masters and Johnson, drawing from Thomas Maier's non-fiction book Masters of Sex.
Expectations are high for Caplan's latest endeavor.
Lizzy Caplan is one actress, whose career has been a joy to watch through the years – from a sour rebel highschooler on Mean Girls, through a droll caterer on Party Down, through to her hilarious/outrageous/endearing take on a bridesmaid in Bachelorette. Every role Caplan has done has benefited from her trademark wit and snark and now, the actress lends those same qualities to sex researcher Virginia Johnson on Masters of Sex.
The new Showtime series follows researcher William Masters and his assistant, Johnson, as they venture to explore the largely unknown field of human sexuality back in the 1950s – a time when talk of anything vaguely sexual was virtually taboo in most circles. But we know from her previous work that Caplan in particular has no problem with bending and breaking taboos. She has appeared nude in some of her other roles and is, in fact, not even interested in the question of nudity anymore.
Will we see some of that snark show up in Masters?
Continue reading: How Masterful Is Lizzy Caplan In Showtime's 'Masters Of Sex?'
The Welsh actor will star in the adaptation
The movie version of Thomas Hardy’s 19th-century literary classic Far From the Madding Crowd will star Michael Sheen and Carey Mulligan. Production started this week, and the film will be shot in rural British locations like Dorset, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Michael Sheen is a busy man
Directing the film will be Thomas Vinterberg, the Danish director who gained notoriety by co-founding the avant-garde filmmaking movement: Dogme 95. He received critical acclaim for his 2012 feature The Hunt, about a man wrongly accused of paedophilia. Allon Reich and Andrew Macdonald of DNA Films are producing with Christine Langan of BBC Films stepping into the role of exec producer.
The legendary broadcaster, journalist and writer Sir David Frost passed away following a suspected heart attack over the weekend
The revered British broadcaster Sir David Frost has passed away following a suspected heart attack. Aged 74, the TV icon, perhaps best known internationally for his revealing, post-Watergate interview with former US President Richard Nixon, tragically passed away whilst travelling aboard the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship on Saturday, 31 August, after giving a speech to some of the passengers.
Sir David Frost was a mainstay on British TV for much of his lifetime
The news of his death came as a shock to many and has evoked an emotional response from individuals from all fields. His sudden death on board the cruise liner on Saturday night was completely out of the blue as Frost had not been complaining of any serious medical problems prior to his unfortunate passing, making his death all the sadder. A statement from his spokesperson reads, "His family are devastated and ask for privacy at this difficult time. A family funeral will be held in the near future and details of a memorial service will be announced in due course." (The BBC)
Continue reading: Broadcasting Icon Sir David Frost Passes Away, Aged 74
Actors Sheen and Caplan will star as key players in the 'Sexual Revolution'; two researchers helping patients by studying couples in the bedroom.
Showtime's Masters of Sex will focus on the relationship between two sex researchers who devote their careers to putting others' sex lives under the microscope. William Masters and Virginia Johnson were two unlikely partners who worked together during the middle of the 20th century in a period of time now recognised as the sexual revolution. The pair, played by Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, began studying human sexual behaviour in the late 50s when the subject of sex was taboo and sex therapy didn't exist as it does today.
Michael Sheen Will Play US Sexologist William Masters.
Masters was a socially awkward doctor who had trouble persuading his patients to open up about their private lives; that's where Johnson came in. Virginia had been pursuing a difficult career as a country singer but her talents lay in that she was able to make people feel comfortable enough around her to share their sexual experiences and troubles.
Continue reading: Michael Sheen & Lizzy Caplan Are 'Masters Of Sex' In New TV Show
Showtime's 'Masters of Sex', starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, follows the true story of William Masters and his partner Virginia Johnson as they research issues of sex and intimacy in 1950s America.
Showtime's latest drama Masters of Sex follows the lives of two sex researchers in the 1950s. Based on the lives of William Masters and Virginia Johnson the series will depict their life and work. As sex sells it's likely to be successful, if not somewhat controversial for more conservative viewers.
Michael Sheen at the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's (BTJA) 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, Beverly Hills.
Masters of Sex will follow the early working relationship of Masters and Johnson. It draws heavily from Thomas Maier's non-fiction book of the same name which documents the pair's research into sex. Their research centred on the theory that sex could lead to more intimate feelings which they attempted to test whilst monitoring and observing couples in coitus.
Actress Kate Beckinsale has jetted back to the UK to be with her family to commemorate her father Richard Beckinsale in a special blue plaque ceremony.
Chilwell in Nottinghamshire received a touch of Hollywood glamour yesterday after actress Kate Beckinsale landed to pay her respects to her late father, English comic actor Richard Beckinsale. There must be an acting 'gene' in the Beckinsale family with Kate's mother, Judy Loe, an actress as well as her sister, Samantha, who has starred in ITV's London's Burning. The Porridge actor's family were joined by fellow stars Michael Sheen and David Walliams in a plaque-unveiling celebration at Beckinsale's family College House Junior School in Chilwell.
Kate Beckinsale Broke Down With Emotion Upon Unveiling Her Father's Plaque.
College House headmaster Mark North spoke of the school's pride for its ex-pupil and the benefit of the plaque: "It's a real honour for the school to be a part of this special occasion, dedicated to the memory of Richard Beckinsale. It was a once in a lifetime experience for us all. We are honoured to have hosted such distinguished guests.We place a high priority on the performing arts in school, and hope that pupils will continue to be inspired by Richard's career for many years to come."
Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen might just be taking a break from their relationship.
The 'Midnight In Paris' stars broke up this week after three years of living hundreds of miles apart. McAdams previously admitted to The Sunday Telegraph's Stella magazine, 'Michael and I never spend more than three weeks apart - we rack up a lot of air miles - but you have to be quite adaptable in this business whether you are in a relationship or not.' And while her adaptability seems to be on the wane, new reports suggest that they are just taking a break. 'It's likely not permanent', a source told E! Online. 'Temporary hiccup.'
Given that Rachel has developed a habit of dating her onscreen lovers in her many romance flicks (Ryan Gosling, for example, who she was engaged to after 'The Notebook'), we were worried that she might've just fallen for a new co-star having recently completed filming for the romantic comedy 'About Time' alongside Domhnall Gleeson. PerezHilton.com suggested a second reunion with Gosling could've been on the cards, though now it seems neither are true. It would be shame not to see them together again especially after Sheen told E! Online at the premiere of 'Midnight in Paris', 'I will be forever grateful that it was where I met Rachel.'
Michael Sheen and partner Rachel McAdams have reportedly split after over two years together
Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen have split after two years in a relationship together. Us Magazine confirmed the news that 34 year-old Rachel and 44 year-old Michael have decided to call it a day, according to a source. McAdams had previously revealed that although they never spent more than three weeks apart, the very nature of their working lives meant that they had to do a lot of travelling to keep the relationship going.
“Michael and I never spend more than three weeks apart - we rack up a lot of air miles - but you have to be quite adaptable in this business whether you are in a relationship or not,” she had previously told Stella magazine. She also revealed that the key to a strong relationship is communication: “You need to trust each other and be able to talk to each other and be best friends.” The pair met when they both starred in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, though Adams has been keen to stress that they did not get together whilst they were working on the movie: “Michael and I didn't get together while we were filming Midnight in Paris, which I feel strongly about not doing when I'm working. We became quite good friends, which I think is a great way to start.”
Rachel was previously engaged to the actor Ryan Gosling, though they ended their engagement in 2007. Sheen has a daughter Lily (aged 14) from a previous relationship with Kate Beckinsale.
Portia Nathan is a prim and proper admissions officer for the prestigious Princeton University and finds herself living a consistent, routine life with rules and specifications that she is uncomfortable to veer from. During a visit to recruit possible admissions to the college, she calls at a rather unconventional countryside high school headed by John Pressman, a classmate of hers that she met when she was in college. While he is determined to steer Portia towards some rather gifted students of his, he also wants to introduce her to a boy named Jeremiah who he believes is a prodigy and also the he was the child that she gave up for adoption after an unplanned pregnancy in college. John and Portia find themselves falling for each other and while John is happy to let things take their course, Portia is adverse to the idea of romance but she soon finds her life moving towards the kind of happiness she never knew she could have while at the same time doing everything in her power to get her biological son to college - even if that means breaking rules to do so.
'Admission' is a wonderfully heart-warming romantic comedy directed by comedy genius Paul Weitz ('About a Boy', 'American Pie', 'Little Fockers') and written by Karen Croner ('One True Thing', 'Cold Sassy Tree') and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz in her screenwriting debut. It is set for release on March 8th 2013.
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Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart reunited at the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 premiere in Los Angeles on Monday evening (November 12, 2012), with co-stars Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz also on-hand to settle the gathered crowds (or was that send them into a frenzy?).
Nice! Michael Sheen Showing Superb Moustache-Growing Ability
In recent times Kate and Bill's marriage has been a little fragile. Both are committed to their jobs and their 18 year old son, Sam, is spending less and less time in the family home; the Carroll's aren't the family they once were. When Bill and Kate wake up one morning to hear on the news that someone at their son's college has gone on a shooting rampage, they fear for the safety of their son. With the campus on lock down, the only thing they can do is try and call Sam and check everything is OK, as they wait for confirmation of their sons safety, they are greeted by a knock at the door. Not only was Sam killed, he was the one who took the lives of seventeen people.
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Breaking Dawn is the final chapter from the Twilight series and picks up where Eclipse ended. Bella and Edward are deeply in love and they have decided to make a commitment to one and other and wed. As Jacob looks on from the side-lines the newlyweds embark on their honeymoon.
Tinker Bell just can't help herself when it comes to exploring. Whilst on the mainland Tink's tricks land her in more trouble than usual when she is discovered by a little girl. Vidia and the other fairies lead a brave rescue mission to save Tink and take her back to safety. As Tink's bond grows stronger with the little girl the strong fairy decides she's going to risk everything and help the little girl reconnect with her father who's often very distant.
Actress Kate Beckinsale has praised her husband Len Wiseman and the father of her child Michael Sheen for not letting their pride interfere with the welfare of her daughter LILY.
The English beauty had Lily in 1999 while she was in a relationship with her Underworld co-star Sheen - but she ended their longterm romance in 2003 after falling for the vampire film's director Wiseman.
Beckinsale and Wiseman married a year later (04) and they now live in Los Angeles with nine-year-old Lily.
And the 34-year-old is glad both she and Wiseman have remained on good terms with Sheen, because it means her daughter can enjoy the best of both worlds with her parents.
She tells Britain's OK! magazine, "I've been very lucky to have two marvellous men in Len and Michael, they've got no awkward feelings about parenting Lily and working things out.
"It's so sad when adults can't find it in themselves to get along for the sake of a child. I'm very proud of both of them that they haven't let any potential awkwardness or strangeness affect our little family. I kknow some women who aren't so fortunate and whose children suffer as a result."
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