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Original Crow Director Wants the Remake Shut Down

Original Crow Director Wants the Remake Shut Down
After years of delays, the long-awaited reboot of The Crow is finally moving forward, with production starting in early 2018. Jason Momoa is set to star as Eric Draven, under the direction of Corin Hardy, but filmmaker Alex Proyas, who directed the original 1994 adaptation of The Crow, doesn't think this should happen. The filmmaker recently took to social media to deliver an impassioned plea about why he thinks this Crow reboot should be shut down, since he thinks The Crow is still Brandon Lee's movie.

"I was privileged to know Brandon Lee, he was a young, immensely gifted actor with a great sense of humour and a bright future ahead of him. I was also privileged to have been able to call him a friend. Our working relationship as actor/director went beyond mere collaboration. We crafted a movie together which has touched many people. I did not take a
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Every ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Ranked, From Worst to Best

Every ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Ranked, From Worst to Best
Comparing installments of an anthology like “Black Mirror” is an inherently tricky prospect. Most of the entries have a certain “We’re all doomed” streak that runs through them, but whether hopeful or defeatist, there’s something distinctly different animating each of these episodes.

Arranging them in quality doesn’t necessarily make for the ideal viewing order either. Want to bit of uplift with your futurism? Bent on basking in the futility of trying to avoid a planet without dangerous automated attacks against nature? The rhythms of this series rise and fall more on their themes than the wallop each of these stories delivers.

But if you’re a die-hard fan or just wading into Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones’ murky sci-fi waters, a new season is on the horizon, so we’re adding our rankings to the mix.

Read More:‘Black Mirror’: Why Charlie Brooker Wrote ‘San Junipero
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Every ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Ranked, From Worst to Best

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Every ‘Black Mirror’ Episode Ranked, From Worst to Best
Comparing installments of an anthology like “Black Mirror” is an inherently tricky prospect. Most of the entries have a certain “We’re all doomed” streak that runs through them, but whether hopeful or defeatist, there’s something distinctly different animating each of these episodes.

Arranging them in quality doesn’t necessarily make for the ideal viewing order either. Want to bit of uplift with your futurism? Bent on basking in the futility of trying to avoid a planet without dangerous automated attacks against nature? The rhythms of this series rise and fall more on their themes than the wallop each of these stories delivers.

But if you’re a die-hard fan or just wading into Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones’ murky sci-fi waters, a new season is on the horizon, so we’re adding our rankings to the mix.

Read More:‘Black Mirror’: Why Charlie Brooker Wrote ‘San Junipero
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First image and trailer for ‘Monster Family’

Altitude Film Distribution have announced that original family comedy Monster Family will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on 2nd March 2018.

Monster Family follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan, Frank, Emma and their kids Max and Fay – under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats. When they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their own monstrous party costumes, they must pull together to battle real-life beasts; reverse the curse; and prove that even a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster can eventually form one big happy family.

Featuring an all-star voice cast, including Emily Watson (On Chesil Beach), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Nick Frost (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey), Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’s Diary) and Catherine Tate (Doctor Who); Monster Family is based on the best-selling novel by David Safier.
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Animated comedy Monster Family gets a trailer

A teaser trailer has arrived online for the upcoming animated comedy Monster Family which features a voice cast that includes Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs, Nick Frost, Jessica Brown Findlay, Celia Imrie, and Catherine Tate; watch it below…

Based on David Safier’s best-selling novel, Monster Family follows the very much unhappy Wishbone clan, Frank, Emma and their kids Max and Fay – under pressure and constantly at each other’s throats.

When they are cursed by an evil witch and transformed into their own monstrous party costumes, they must pull together to battle real-life beasts; reverse the curse; and prove that even a vampire, a mummy, a werewolf, and Frankenstein’s monster can eventually form one big happy family.

Monster Family is set for release on March 2nd.
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Harlots: Liv Tyler Joins Season Two of Hulu Series

Liv Tyler is headed to Hulu. Deadline reports the Leftovers star has joined season two of Harlots.The historical drama follows the rivalry between two houses of prostitution in 18th century London. The cast includes Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Eloise Smyth, Kate Fleetwood, Danny Sapani, Douggie McMeekin, Hugh Skinner, and Edward Hogg.Read More…
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Liv Tyler Joins Second Season of “Harlots”

Tyler in “The Leftovers”: Paul Schiraldi

Liv Tyler is swapping the all-white attire of the Guilty Remnant for the vivid corsets and powdered wigs of Greek Street. According to Deadline, the “Leftovers” actress has joined the next season of “Harlots” as a series regular. Tyler will reportedly portray the aristocrat Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam.

“Long-held secrets keep [Tyler’s character] in the thrall of Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), and she is an increasingly desperate victim of Lydia’s blackmail,” the source summarizes. “Trapped in a loveless marriage, Lady Fitz will find an unexpected friend and ally in courtesan Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay).”

Created, written, directed, and exec produced by an all-women team, “Harlots” follows the rivalry between two madams in 18th century London, Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton) and Lydia Quigley, as well as the lives of the women they employ. The May finale of the Hulu/ITV drama’s first season saw Margaret’s daughter Charlotte, the most revered harlot in the city, defect to Lydia’s brothel.

Coky Giedroyc (“The Sound of Music Live”) and China Moo-Young (“Call the Midwife”) helmed three installments each of “Harlots’” inaugural eight-episode season, and Jill Robertson (“Last Tango in Halifax”) directed two. Per Deadline, Giedroyc will serve as lead director on Season 2, which is expected to debut sometime in 2018.

Tyler starred as Meg Abbott, a grieving daughter turned cult leader, on the HBO dystopian series “The Leftovers.” The show ended after three seasons in June. You can catch Tyler next in “Wildling,” a fantasy drama currently in post-production. She’s also filming “Gunpowder,” a BBC miniseries about Guy Fawkes and his followers.

Liv Tyler Joins Second Season of “Harlots” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Liv Tyler Joins Hulu's Harlots

Liv Tyler Joins Hulu's Harlots
The LeftoversLiv Tyler is going to mix it up with Hulu’s Harlots, as a Season 2 cast member.

Written, directed and produced by women, Harlots centers around two feuding brothels and the bustling sex trade in Georgian London, but in a way that flips the script on a profession shrouded by female objectification.

Tyler has been cast in the series regular role of Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam, an aristocratic social butterfly whose long-held secrets keep her in the thrall — and under the blackmailing thumb — of Lydia Quigley (played by Lesley Manville). Trapped in a loveless marriage,
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Liv Tyler Joins Hulu Drama ‘Harlots’ As Series Regular For Season 2

Coming off her co-starring turn on The Leftovers, Liv Tyler has joined the upcoming second season of the ITV/Hulu period drama Harlots as a new series regular. Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots follows the Wells family, led by matriarch Margaret (Samantha Morton). When her daughter Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay) places herself in the home of arch-rival bawd Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville), their toxic and deep-set rivalry is taken to a…
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Liv Tyler Joins the Cast of Hulu's 'Harlots'

Liv Tyler is returning to the small screen.

The Leftovers grad has joined Hulu's Harlots as a series regular for its upcoming second season.

Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots follows the Wells family, led by matriarch Margaret (Samantha Morton). Tyler will play Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam, the aristocratic social butterfly whose long-held secrets keep her in the thrall of Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville). She is an increasingly desperate victim of Lydia’s blackmail. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Lady Fitz will find an unexpected friend and ally in courtesan Charlotte Wells (Jessica Brown Findlay).

The role marks the latest TV part...
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From Michelle Dockery to Joanne Froggatt, Where to Catch the ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast This Fall

Nearly two years after Downton Abbey went off the air, most of the beloved ensemble cast is back in action on screen and stage, with Michelle Dockery, Dan Stevens and Joanne Froggatt leading several high-profile projects coming out this fall.

2017 Fall Preview: Et's Complete Coverage

Even though the period drama ended in 2015, this year can definitely be dubbed “2017: Life After Abbey.” And to think, all we care about is a Downton Abbey movie!

Check out what’s coming up (and highlights of a few things you may have missed):

Michelle Dockery

Good Behavior (TNT)

Premieres 10/15

Godless (Netflix)

Premieres 11/22

Photo: PBS / Getty Images / TNT / Netflix

Dockery, aka Lady Mary, was one of the first cast members out of the gates with a decidedly un-Downton-like character, playing con artist and recovering drug addict Letty Raines on TNT’s Good Behavior. “I was very fortunate when it came along,” Dockery told Et. “I wasn’t
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Jason Momoa's Crow Remake Gets Revived at Sony

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Jason Momoa's Crow Remake Gets Revived at Sony
After languishing in development for years at Relativity Media, which has been going through bankruptcy proceedings, The Crow reboot has finally found a new studio home. Sony Pictures has acquired the distribution rights, which comes almost a year after Samuel Hadida's Davis Films teamed up with the Highland Film Group and Electric Shadow to finance the film. Despite the project changing studios, it is believed that star Jason Momoa and director Corin Hardy may still be involved in the project.

Deadline reports that this reboot, which was given the new title The Crow Reborn last year, is expected to keep star Jason Momoa attached as Eric Draven, with Corin Hardy, who has been attached to direct since December 2014, reportedly still on board as well. While nothing is official regarding the director and star remaining on board, Corin Hardy sent out a photo on Instagram earlier this month with Jason Momoa,
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Review: Young Morrissey Biopic ‘England is Mine’ Leaves Us Asking, Little Man, What Now?

Throughout the decades, Morrissey has remained one of the most private celebrities in show business. The way he guards his private life is almost the exact opposite of the manner in which he pours his heart out in his songs, which cover themes like existential crises, anti-monarchy sentiment and politics. Even his most fervent fans, who call him Moz, know little about him beyond the fact that he’s a vegan and has remained mostly celibate throughout his adult life, at one point even declaring “I hate sex.” If one were to believe anything in Mark Gill’s debut feature England is Mine, which focuses on six years in Morrissey’s youth, is that the reason why he is so private, other than his right to do so, is because his life is extremely dull.

Jack Lowden stars as Steven Patrick Morrissey, a 17-year-old living in Manchester with his Irish family.
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‘England Is Mine’ Review: Maybe the World Didn’t Need a Young Morrissey Biopic

‘England Is Mine’ Review: Maybe the World Didn’t Need a Young Morrissey Biopic
A handsome little biopic that’s sopping wet with the same clichés that its whiny hero so adamantly disavows, Mark Gill’s “England Is Mine” distills the early days of one Steven Patrick Morrissey into an anonymous coming-of-age story that — if not for its keen sense of place — could really be about any mopey white boy whose talents are dulled by torpor. The film begins in the late ’70s, when young Steven is still living in his family’s splintered Stretford council house and writing flippant concert reviews for some local music rags; it ends a few years later, before he and Johnny Marr have yet to record their first track as The Smiths. This isn’t a portrait of an iconoclastic rock god, but of a brooding artist who thinks he’s far too good for such a boring town, and resents the fact that he should ever have
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Morrissey Meets Johnny Marr, Billy Duffy in 'England Is Mine' Clip (Exclusive Video)

Morrissey Meets Johnny Marr, Billy Duffy in 'England Is Mine' Clip (Exclusive Video)
Jack Lowden is a young Morrissey in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive clip of England Is Mine.

The Dunkirk actor portrays the frontman of The Smiths in the Mark Gill film, which takes place long before his career takes off. In the music drama, Steven Patrick Morrissey is just a restless young man who dreams of escaping his working-class roots by being in a band. He soon finds a friend and confidant in Linder (Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay).

In the clip, Morrissey finds himself meeting a young Billy Duffy, who becomes the famed guitarist of The Cult. He also...
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Film Review: The Morrissey Biopic ‘England Is Mine’

Film Review: The Morrissey Biopic ‘England Is Mine’
England Is Mine” is a biopic about the early days of Morrissey, the lead singer of the Smiths, that features two minutes of Morrissey singing and 97 minutes of Morrissey moping. There are Morrissey fans who would swear that makes it one of the most accurate biopics ever made. Yet even for some of us who are Smiths believers, the movie is a bit much. At certain points in the middle of it, you may think “I’m miserable now,” though not in the way that Morrissey had in mind.

In the ’80s, everyone loved to talk about how Morrissey was the most sensitive and misunderstood guy on the planet. He had quite an image: exquisitely depressed, a swooning (but celibate!) gay vegetarian wallflower, awash in the poetic romance of self-pity. I was shocked when I finally saw him onstage, because he was every inch a rock star — like a statue by Michelangelo who swayed, his
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England is Mine Review

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Author: Linda Marric

As with any biopic centring around a popular public figure, a certain amount of artistic licence is to be expected from its makers no matter who the subject maybe. In the case of Mark Gill’s England Is Mine, the stakes are somewhat stacked even higher than usual. With an army of hardcore adoring fans, and a near God-like status amongst the music press over the last thirty years, Morrissey has had countless unauthorised biographies written about him, but until now nobody had even dared dream of basing a film on his life, and judging by the negative reaction from some of his more ardent fans, it’s easy to see why.

With a title taken from one of The Smiths most loved songs “Still Ill”, Gill and co-writer William Thacker wear their hearts on their sleeves from the get-go as two people who clearly know their Smiths mythology inside out.
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‘England Is Mine’ Review: Dir. Mark Gill (2017)

England Is Mine review: Mark Gill directs this portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in 1970’s Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 80’s band The Smiths.

England Is Mine review by Scott Davis.

The Smiths – something of an ordinary name for a band that many believe are the most influential music group of the 1980’s or indeed of all time, depending on who you believe. Their music revolutionised the British independent music scene and at the forefront was their enigmatic front man, Morrissey, once voted one of the greatest living British icons so it’s something of a surprise that a film about his legacy and influence hasn’t been made before this one. But finally, we have a glimpse into the mind of the artist with England is Mine, a look at the early years of this legendary musician.

Manchester, 1970. With
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“Harlots” Renewed for Second Season

Harlots”: Hulu

Hulu has renewed “Harlots” for a second season, Variety reports. The series, which is set in an 18th-century London brothel, is set to return to the network in 2018.

Harlots” centers around brothel owner Margaret Wells (Samantha Morton, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”) and her daughters Charlotte (Jessica Brown Findlay, “Downton Abbey”) and Lucy (Eloise Smyth, “The Frankenstein Chronicles”). The first season of the show saw Margaret’s livelihood — and that of her two daughters’ — put in jeopardy by the machinations of a rival madam (Lesley Manville, “Maleficent”), as she struggled to fulfill her ambition of serving a better class of patron.

Very much a woman-driven production, “Harlots” is the brainchild of Moira Buffini (“Jane Eyre”) and actress Alison Newman (“EastEnders”), who also executive produce the show along with Alison Owen (“Saving Mr. Banks”), Debra Hayward (“Atonement”), and star Manville. The show’s first season was written, directed, and produced exclusively by women.

“It was very important to us from the beginning to make it about the female gaze,” Owen has said. “We were determined to make something different. Our hope from the beginning was, ‘Everything from the whore’s eye view.’”

Harlots” Renewed for Second Season was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Harlots: Season Two Renewal for Hulu TV Series

Hulu is headed back to the 18th century. Deadline reports the streaming service has renewed Harlots for a second season.The historical drama follows the rivalry between two houses of prostitution in 18th century London. The cast includes Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Eloise Smyth, Kate Fleetwood, Danny Sapani, Douggie McMeekin, Hugh Skinner, and Edward Hogg.Read More…
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