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Celebrating the movies of Keanu Reeves

Kirsten Howard Feb 17, 2017

Keanu Reeves, as much as any actor of his generation, has left a legacy to be proud of. We take a look back at his career.

Much like his character in the John Wick films, Keanu Reeves is a man with very little to lose.

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Often maligned for his lack of range as an actor, or dismissed as merely a vaguely goofy action star, every misstep that Reeves has taken throughout his career has come from an enviable ability to consistently take risks. Despite every effort to pigeonhole him, Keanu Reeves just won’t be told what he can and can’t do.

Born in Beirut to a showgirl and a geologist, Reeves is also a rabid
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Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' cast revealed as shoot begins

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Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' cast revealed as shoot begins
Ensemble cast includes Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale and Paddy Considine.

Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin has begun principal photography today, with filming to take place in England and Ukraine.

Based on graphic novel The Death of Stalin by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin, the drama is set in the days following the Russian leader’s stroke in 1953 as his core team of ministers tussle for control.

The film stars Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Simon Russell Beale (Into the Woods), Paddy Considine (Macbeth), Rupert Friend (Homeland), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion), Michael Palin (A Fish Called Wanda), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman), Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) with Adrian McLoughlin (Thunderpants) as Stalin.

The Death of Stalin is a Quad, Main Journey production, in co-production with Gaumont.

Iannucci, the Oscar-nominated writer behind HBO satire Veep and feature In The Loop, has written the screenplay with David Schneider and Ian Martin with additional
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‘Homeland‘s’ Rupert Friend Joins ‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death of Stalin’

‘Homeland‘s’ Rupert Friend Joins ‘Veep’ Creator Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Death of Stalin’
Homeland” star Rupert Friend has joined the cast of “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s movie “The Death of Stalin,” which toplines “Boardwalk Empire’s” Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale (“Into the Woods,” “My Week with Marilyn”), and Paddy Considine (“Macbeth,” “The World’s End”). Pic is shooting in England and Ukraine.

Also in the ensemble cast are Jason Isaacs (“Fury,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”), Olga Kurylenko (“Oblivion,” “Quantum of Solace”), Michael Palin (“Life of Brian,” “A Fish Called Wanda”), Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman,” “Oblivion”), Paul Whitehouse (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent,” “Arrested Development”) with Adrian McLoughlin (“Thunderpants”) as Stalin.

Iannucci said: “‘The Death of Stalin’ has everything: comedy, tragedy, truth, lies, life, death, bravery and cowardice. All under the shadow of Stalin’s Terror. So I’m really pleased we have an amazingly multifaceted cast who can give us all these things and more.
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‘The Heist’ Review

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, William H. Macy, Joseph McKenna, Wynn Everett, Marcia Gay Harden, Breckin Meyer | Written by Michael LeSieur | Directed by Peter Hewitt

Originally titled The Maiden Heist and debuted in the UK way back in 2009 at the Edinburgh Film Festival, The Heist comes from director Peter Hewitt who helmed one of my all-time favourite films, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, but who has been stuck in kids movie purgatory ever since, directing The Borrowers, Garfield, and Thunderpants amongst others.

The Heist sees Hewitt team with three of Hollywood’s best actors: Morgan Freeman, Christopher Walken, and William H. Macy in what can best be described as a modern-day Ealing comedy. The film tells the story of art gallery security guard Roger who spends his days transfixed by a painting called The Lonely Maiden. When he discovers that the gallery has sold the entire wing of art to
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Rupert Grint: Stephen Fry Cast In Super Clyde!

While some of the casting for "Super Clyde" has been low key, very exciting news has just hit the web. Stephen Fry has been cast as Randolph who is also the butler. (He has also been described as the handy man and uncle that lives with Clyde, Duke and Faith.) You can read all about this exciting casting news here at Deadline. For those who are keeping score, Stephen Fry and Rupert have crossed paths in some way quite a few times. Mr. Fry was in Thunderpants and also appeared in the commercial for the come visit Britain campaign. He also narrated the British version of the Harry Potter books. Fans of the TV show Bones will also remember him as the lovable Gordon Gordon.
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Rupert Grint suiting up for Super Clyde TV pilot

The CW has Arrow, ABC is developing Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D., and now CBS is looking to get in on the superhero act with Super Clyde, a new single-camera comedy pilot from Greg Garcia, the creator-producer of shows such as Yes, Dear, My Name Is Earl and Raising Hope.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harry Potter star Ron Weasley Rupert Grint has signed on to star as the title character, who is described as a "well-meaning and sweet yet slightly neurotic guy who never really feels like he fits in." THR goes on to offer the following plot synopsis:

"The avid comic book reader considers himself a borderline agoraphobic with mild-to-severe anxiety issues who wishes he were a superhero himself. When Clyde gets a $100,000-a-month inheritance from his long-dead eccentric Uncle Bill, he decides that the cash will be his secret superpower and will use it only
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Rupert Grint leaves Ron Weasley behind in Into the White trailer

Harry Potter’s best friend, Ron Weasley, could use a little magical assistance these days because Rupert Grint is having a rough time in the new trailer for Into the White.

Unfortunately (in a sense) for the three leads in the Harry Potter franchise, the movie series about the boy who lived catapulted Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint into the spotlight in a major way during their childhood years, making a large part of society forever see them as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley.

Now that the Potter storyline has wrapped up, the three stars have set off to see if there’s a career beyond Hogwarts. Radcliffe discovered the easiest way to distance himself from the boy with the lightning-shaped scar was to get on a Broadway stage and take his clothes off, and roles in The Woman in Black and the upcoming Horns seems
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Harry Potter's Rupert Grint Is All Grown Up In Into The White Trailer

As the Harry Potter franchise drew to a close, its three young stars were striving to pave a way out of being forever typecast as Harry, Hermione, and Ron. Daniel Radcliffe did this by taking daring roles on Broadway, showing his singing chops and, well, more. Then he proved to be a box office draw with 2012's The Woman in Black. For her part, Emma Watson blossomed into a fashion icon and branched out into period dramas with My Week With Marilyn and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. But playing the gawky goofball of the Harry Potter heroes has made things harder for Rupert Grint. Despite headlining several features throughout Harry Potter's run.including Thunderpants, Driving Lessons and Cherrybomb. Grint hasn't gained any traction as an ingendude in the States. But all is not lost, since Grint has two releases due to hit the U.S. this year. Preceding
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Gary Barlow To Sing For Postman Pat

Ivory tinkling, talent show botherer Gary Barlow has signed on to be the singing voice of Postman Pat in his feature film debut.

In September last year, we reported that the most famous postman in Christendom would make the leap, or rather pleasant drive, to the silver screen in Postman Pat: You Know You’Re The One. It’s a surprising title, and will presumably be abbreviated to PP3D, as Greendale and all its residents will be animated in three glorious dimensions.

The name refers to the talent contest in which Pat participates, where our hero sings it louder, sings it clearer. For this, Take That’s lead man will provide the crooning, while Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Green Wing) will be delivering his voice for Pat the rest of the time. The X Factor judge will record several songs with a posty theme for the soundtrack, such as ‘Wait a Minute,
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Grown-up glory

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are rich enough to never work again – but who has the talent and ambition for adult success?

Three weeks after its release, The Woman in Black has claimed a remarkable achievement: it is by some distance the most successful homegrown horror film ever released in Britain.

Equally significantly, perhaps, it marks the transition of the Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe – playing the lead role of widowed solicitor Arthur Kipps – from one of the most successful, well paid child stars of all time to something approaching a grown-up acting career.

For all the fame and money the bespectacled Hogwarts schoolboy has brought Radcliffe over the eight-film franchise, he could provide a straitjacket for the 22-year-old actor. Radcliffe's Potter co-stars, Emma Watson, 21, and Rupert Grint, 23, face a near-identical dilemma. All three spent their teenage years in front of the cameras, becoming solidly identified with a single character.
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Forgotten Action Cinema: Thunderpants

How anyone on God’s greenish earth could despise a motion picture built solely around a child who cannot stop farting is simply beyond my limited means of comprehension. Apparently a lot of people do, as “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” director Peter Hewitt’s underrated 2002 butt blasting action classic “Thunderpants” currently holds a particularly awful score over at Internet Movie Database. Naturally, one must approach such a crude, uncouth comedy with their absurdity cap pulled snugly around their otherwise discerning craniums, especially if they hope to see those precious end credits roll. Thankfully, when the relentless adolescent flatulence becomes too much to endure, you still have Rupert “Don’t Call Me Ron” Grint and an out-of-place Paul Giamatti to keep you company for the duration. But let’s be brutally honest with ourselves for a moment: “Thunderpants” isn’t high art, and it’s definitely not going to appeal
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'Harry Potter' Star Rupert Grint: What's Next?

'I'm not sure I'm going to miss it,' actor tells MTV News of 'Potter.'

By Terri Schwartz, with reporting by Josh Horowitz

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Rupert Grint has always been the comic relief when it comes to the Big Three actors in "Harry Potter," but with the final film opening in theaters Friday (July 15), he is ready to spread his wings and try out some new projects.

"Anything really different, really," Grint replied when MTV News asked him what his plans are next. "Playing the same character for 10 years really does give you this thirst for new things. I'm not sure I'm going to miss it. I am looking forward to this kind of newfound freedom. Just see where it takes me."

He certainly seems to be trying to get away from "Potter" as much as possible. Grint's next project is his anti-war film "Comrade," which began filming March 28 in Norway.
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Pre-Order That Magazine With Rupert Grint Cover!

A few months ago we announced that Rupert Grint would be in France's That Magazine's July issue. Today you can start pre-ordering that issue. They will have a few covers to offer so you'll have to chose Rupert's cover when you go to the site to pre-order. For those wondering other covers include Jared Leto and Jenna Malone. The magazine will be 8 pounds (not counting shipping and handling). You can pre-order here. Incidentally, Anna Popplewell will also be in this particular issue. What's the Rupert connection? She played opposite of him in Thunderpants! Here is a nice shot of what the magazine cover will look like: Continue reading →
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The Evolution Of Rupert Grint: Photos Of The 'Harry Potter' Star Through The Years

The Evolution Of Rupert Grint: Photos Of The 'Harry Potter' Star Through The Years
It's been 10 years since Rupert Grint landed the life-changing role of Harry Potter's ginger-haired best pal Ron Weasely in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Needless to say, a lot has changed since the then 12-year-old actor dazzled Chris Columbus and the "Harry Potter" producers with an audition tape in which he rapped about why he should get the part.

Grint has developed from a goofy, skinny preteen -- whose extracurricular movie work consisted of starring in "Thunderpants," a film about a boy with a talent for farting (seriously) -- into a robust 22-year-old with legions of swooning female fans, some serious acting chops, and a budding post-"Potter" film career that includes the upcoming buzz-worthy comedy-thriller "Wild Target."

And so we're reaching into our Harry Potter Week bag of tricks to pull out a special treat for fans of Rupert/Ron: a photo gallery chronicling Grint's metamorphosis from awkward
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Sharon Stone and Adrien Brody to Join Sweet Baby Jesus?

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We brought you the news last month that Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2) and Kim Cattral (The Ghost) were in talks to star in the comedy film, Sweet Baby Jesus. It seems those talks didn’t lead to anything as Deadline are reporting that Adrien Brody (Predators) and Sharon Stone (Casino) could take on Rockwell and Cattral’s respective parts. If cast, they will join already cast members Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus), Sean Brosnan (Surveillance) and Pixie Lott (a UK pop-singer).

A pregnant girl named Mary (Lott) goes back to Bethlehem Maryland at Christmas time, Her older boy friend Joe (Brody) is not the father of the child. Soon, rumors swirl that the birth is Jesus second coming.

Stone will play Mary’s protective mother, Darlene, while Brosnan’s role has yet to be revealed. Brosnan has been attached to the film ever since it was initially announced in 2008.

Sweet Baby Jesus
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Is Rupert Grint the new Leonardo DiCaprio?

Is Rupert Grint the new Leonardo DiCaprio?
Martin Scorsese thinks that Rupert Grint is the real star of the Harry Potter films and would like to direct him in a 'badass' role. Is he right?

Growing up has been eventful for the Harry Potter stars. Daniel Radcliffe has trod the boards naked. Only this weekend the paparazzi chased Emma Watson around the Glastonbury festival. Yet, according to Martin Scorsese, public attention has been focused on the wrong actor – for the celebrated auteur, it's all about Rupert Grint.

"I thought he was great in the Harry Potter movies – in a lot of scenes, the boy stole the show," opined the director. "He will always have respect for the movies that gave him such a huge break, but at his age it's important he doesn't become typecast. He has to do something really out of his comfort zone in the next few years – play a gangster, play a dirty cop,
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Rupert Grint Feature In Nylon Magazine!

As previously reported, Rupert Grint was to have a spread within the May 2010 issue of Nylon Magazine which is dedicated to Young Hollywood. We finally have a scan of his spread thanks to Team Twilight. In the article that accompanies the picture Rupert discusses his miniature farm which his mom and sister are really into. Alan Rickman and Julie Walters' impact on him. Plus the fact that he continually gets scripts for geeky roles which he says he passes by! We also get a nice little blurb about "Thunderpants" which he loved doing and we hear a little more about his ice cream van! You can view the scan in our gallery here.
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Happy 21st Birthday, Rupert Grint!

Rupert Grint celebrates his 21st birthday as midnight has approached the UK! We have watched Rupert grow for the past 10 years and it's been a fun ride! Going from the young boy in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", to playing a funny nerd in "Thunderpants" and going back to the rest of the Harry Potter movies, to finally seeing a more adult role in "Driving Lessons". He continued his role in the Harry Potter films until he branched out with gritty Irish drama "Cherrybomb" and expanded his comedic talents with "Wild Target" starring Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt. We'll watch him continue on as he continues his role as Ron Weasley in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"! Don't forget to leave your birthday wishes for Rupert!
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Deathly Hallows II To Begin With Malfoy Manor!

Red alert Rupert Grint and Harry Potter fans! Several Harry Potter websites report this morning that actor Joshua Herdman, who plays Gregory Goyle in Harry Potter movies (and who was also in Thunderpants with Rupert Grint) attended a fan convention Muggle Mayhem a few weeks ago, and revealed that the ending point for "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I" would be the scene just after Harry, Ron and Hermione are captured by the Snatchers. Thus, "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II" would begin with Malfoy Manor scenes. Of course, it is too early for an official confirmation, because the director David Yates and the producers might decide to change this decision later on. Still, what do you think, is this the best place to split Deathly Hallows? Join our forum discussion here (so far we have 369 pages worth of Dh debates)!
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Rupert Grint: More Film Reviews On Half Blood Prince And Thunderpants!

It has been a very eventful year so far for Rupert Grint who has completed three film projects and is still getting positive reviews about his performance in the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This one coming from moviemoxie. But the trouble making isn't left to just Harry, the trio is completed with strong performances by both Rupert Grint as Ron finding his own feet and Emma Watson as the head and heart strong Hermione. With success comes curiosity, so it seems many people are now discovering some of his early work. Several reviews are now popping up about Thunderpants. And as an extra gain you will find great Rupert Grint from Harry Potter, as Alan A. Allen, a genius kid with no sense of smell. Taragana.com.
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