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33 Celebrity Godparents You Had No Idea About

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33 Celebrity Godparents You Had No Idea About
When it comes to choosing godparents, people often pick those closest to them to inspire and provide guidance to their child. So it's no surprise that most celebrity kids end up with very big stars influencing their upbringing. Steven Spielberg is godfather to a pair of huge stars, Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow, and Nicole Richie's got two superstar goddads of her own. Michelle Williams's little girl, Matilda Ledger, calls Jake Gyllenhaal and Busy Philipps her honorary parents, while Courteney Cox looked to Bff Jennifer Aniston to take the role of godmother to her daughter, Coco Arquette. See more sets of surprising celebrity godparents, including Elton John, Hugh Grant, and Lady Gaga, when you scroll through now.
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Is Hugh Grant Right About Movies Being Too Loud These Days?

There’s a saying that Hugh Grant should be paying attention to ‘if it’s too loud, you’re too old’. Y’know, Ted Nugent might have been on to something when he spoke these words and it might be that Hugh Grant is simply being an old fuddy duddy at this point since the 59-year old isn’t the only one that’s remarked about the volume in movie theaters, but so far he’s the only one that’s being listened to about it at this time. The complaint from Grant, as shown by Kevin Burwick of MovieWeb, is that the dialogue in movies seems to

Is Hugh Grant Right About Movies Being Too Loud These Days?
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UK Edging Closer To Brexit Deal? Local Biz Holds Its Breath

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The UK’s biggest and longest-running drama could be heading for its season finale. Reports emerged today that the UK could be edging closer to agreeing a Brexit deal with the European Union after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made concessions regarding a customs border down the Irish Sea, which has been a key sticking point to date.

According to The Guardian, sources close to the EU and Downing Street said an agreement could be published as early as tomorrow if the UK government gives the final Ok to terms being discussed ahead of the European Council summit beginning on Thursday (October 17).

Earlier today, it was widely reported that Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, had given Johnson a deadline of midnight UK time Tuesday to propose a deal which could be signed off at the upcoming summit.

If talks do proceed positively, the possibility remains that a Brexit
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Queer Short With Oscar Prospects Tackles Toxic Masculinity and Parallels ‘Joker’ — Watch

Queer Short With Oscar Prospects Tackles Toxic Masculinity and Parallels ‘Joker’ — Watch
If “Joker” explores the genesis of a villain, “Balloon” — in which a young boy develops superpowers to fight his bullies — depicts the making of a hero.

Superhero movies have dominated mass media for the last 15 years, with no sign of slowing down. While Todd PhillipsJoaquin Phoenix vehicle would like to position itself as an outsider of the genre, there’s no denying that its connection to DC Comics’ pre-existing intellectual property played a large part in the movie’s massive box-office success. In his emotionally vivid and delicately rendered short, queer filmmaker Jeremy Merrifield has crafted a timely critique of the superhero mythos, offering an alternative world that prizes softness and sensitivity over brute strength.

The film follows a 14-year-old boy named Sam (Jonah Beres) who is being bullied in between his school’s surreal active shooter drills. Amidst pressure to “hit back” and his closest friend abandoning him,
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Hugh Grant Complains the Cinema He Saw Joker in Was Way 'Too Loud': 'Unendurable'

Hugh Grant Complains the Cinema He Saw Joker in Was Way 'Too Loud': 'Unendurable'
Hugh Grant found the terrifyingly sinister Joker “unendurable” — but not for the reasons you may think.

The actor, 59, went to see Todd Phillips’ origins story about the Batman super-villain at a local cinema in London last week, and complained that his trip had been “pointless” due to the theater’s deafening volume.

“Am I old or is the cinema Much Too Loud? Unendurable. Pointless. @vuecinemas,” Grant wrote on Twitter during the screening.

Publicists for the cinema company responded to the star the next day writing: “I’m so sorry for any disappointment felt with the volume levels in our venues Hugh,
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Hugh Grant Thinks Movies Are Too Loud, Calling Joker Volume Unendurable

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Hugh Grant Thinks Movies Are Too Loud, Calling Joker Volume Unendurable
Hugh Grant found Joker to be "unendurable." However, it isn't for any reasons you might be thinking of. Grant found the controversial movie to be too loud in the theater, which is a common complaint these days. If it isn't the loudness as a whole, it's the dialogue being much too quiet and everything else being ridiculously too loud. So, is Grant getting old like he thinks, or are movie theaters engaging in their own loudness wars like the music industry?

"Am I old or is the cinema much too loud? Unendurable. Pointless," said Hugh Grant on social media, while tagging the U.K.'s Vue Cinemas. The company promptly reached out, thinking it might have been an isolated incident, but the many replies to the actor's original tweet agreed with him. Vue responded by stating that they, "regularly checked to ensure they comply with health and safety standards." This
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Hugh Grant Called His Recent ‘Joker’ Theatrical Experience “Unendurable” & “Pointless” Due To The Volume Of The Film

There’s an old customer service saying that goes “A satisfied customer might tell one person about their experience, but a dissatisfied customer will tell a dozen.” That’s true of restaurants and retail, but also, apparently, at the movie theater. Except in the case of Hugh Grant, a dissatisfied customer tells over 451,000 people.

Recently, Grant was going to see “Joker” on the big screen, but couldn’t help but leave disappointed.

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Are Movies Too Loud? Hugh Grant Says ‘Joker’ Screening ‘Unendurable’ Because of Sound

Following the September 2017 release of horror blockbuster “It,” IndieWire’s Chris O’Falt criticized the movie for turning up the volume in order to create jump scares. “Back in the day, scary movies made frightened viewers cover their eyes,” O’Falt wrote. “Today, younger audiences know better: They cover their ears.” O’Falt’s “It” criticism asked whether or not movies are getting too loud for their own good, a question that is once again on moviegoers’ minds because of Hugh Grant and the record-breaking comic book movie “Joker.”

Grant, whose career has bounced back lately thanks to roles in “Paddington 2” and “A Very English Scandal,” took to social media after seeing “Joker” to say he was unhappy with his experience because the film’s sound was unbearable. As Grant put it, “Am I old or is the cinema Much Too Loud? Unendurable. Pointless.”

The actor took his complaint to Vue Cinemas,
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‘SNL’ Reimagines Oscar the Grouch as ‘Joker’-Esque Antihero Origin Story

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‘SNL’ Reimagines Oscar the Grouch as ‘Joker’-Esque Antihero Origin Story
Did we need a dark take on Oscar the Grouch? That’s the question posed by a new “SNL” skit that pokes fun at the hotly controversial new film “Joker,” which remains a topic of conversation as the film concludes its second weekend at the box office.

On last night’s episode of “Saturday Night Live,” host David Harbour (star of “Stranger Things”) hilariously plays a garbageman named Oscar, wherein “the once friendly neighborhood of Sesame Street has now become a haven of crime and corruption.” Many of your favorite “Sesame Street” characters make appearances, including Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, the Count, the Cookie Monster, and Elmo — all of whom appear in dressed-down, gritty fashion. Cast members Heidi Gardner, Chloe Fineman, Kenan Thompson, and more are all game to send up the Joaquin Phoenix-starring thriller that has set the world ablaze.

The skit impressively recreates the look and feel of “Joker” with,
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Deafening cinema sound is ruining films, claims Hugh Grant

Star’s complaint to Vue has provoked an outpouring of disgruntled filmgoers

Joker, the sinister hit starring Joaquin Phoenix, is dividing film critics. Hailed as a masterpiece by some, it has left others balking at its violence. For the actor Hugh Grant, the experience of watching at his local London cinema last week was “unendurable”, but not because of Todd Phillips’s menacing vision as director.

Grant felt high noise levels in the auditorium had made his trip to see Joker at the Vue in Fulham “pointless”, he complained on Twitter, adding: “The joke was on us”. “Am I old or is the cinema Much Too Loud?” the film star asked.
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Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam Defend a Drug Empire in the Trailer For The Gentlemen

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Guy Ritchie has a new action-comedy on the way, and as usual, it's packed to the brim with A-listers, chase scenes, quotable dialogue, and jump cuts.

Matthew McConaughey stars in The Gentlemen as American expat Mickey Pearson, who's spent years building up a marijuana empire in London. Just when he decides that he'd like to cash out of the business for good, all hell breaks loose. Along with his close friends and associates, Mickey proceeds to face off against a "millennial firework" of a rival (Crazy Rich Asians alum Henry Golding) through schemes, bribery, kidnapping, and blackmail. Sounds like a party, no?

Rounding out the Robin Hood director's film - which he cowrote with Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies - are actors Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, and Hugh Grant. Check out the slick, action-packed trailer for The Gentlemen above before it explodes into theaters on Jan. 24.
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Prince Harry Whacks Rupert Murdoch-Owned Tabloid & Others With Phone Hack Claims

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Prince Harry Whacks Rupert Murdoch-Owned Tabloid & Others With Phone Hack Claims
Three days after Meghan Markle sued The Mail on Sunday and its parent company Associated Newspapers in the UK for publishing one of her private letters, it has be revealed that her husband Prince Harry is taking on Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun and the owners of fellow tabloid The Daily Mirror.

The September 27 filed claims from the fourth in line to the British throne have to do with “the illegal interception of voicemail messages,” Buckingham Palace confirmed of the sealed suit. Earlier this week, after his wife’s suit was made public, Prince Harry released a letter online decrying how some in the press were “waging campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences” – words one could assume he would intend for this matter too.

The usually loud volume Mirror and their Reach plc owners are keeping quiet for now on the matter, saying they have not been
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"The Gentlemen"

Sneak Peek "Snatch" director Guy Ritchie's newest action comedy feature "The Gentlemen", starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Colin Farrell and Hugh Grant, opening January 24, 2020:

"...a Brit drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires..."

Cast also includes Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Jason Wong, Brittany Ashworth, Eliot Sumner, Lyne Renée, Chris Evangelou and Eugenia Kuzmina.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Gentlemen"...
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The Gentlemen Trailer: McConaughey Is Up to No Good in Guy Ritchie's Ensemble Action Movie

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Stx Entertainment has released the first trailer for The Gentlemen. This is the latest from Guy Ritchie, who seems to be back to his old ways after having spent the last decade making big studio blockbusters, such as last year's King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and this year's live-action Aladdin remake for Disney. Not to mention his pair of Sherlock Holmes movies, as well as The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Here, the filmmaker has assembled an A-list ensemble, led by Matthew McConaughey, in what looks to be a crime flick in the vein of some of his early works, such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Right off the bat, this trailer makes it clear Guy Ritchie is very much back to his old ways. It feels cut from the same cloth as Snatch. What we're seeing here positions this as a criminal power struggle between Matthew McConaughey and
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Trailer Lands For Guy Ritchie’s Next ‘The Gentlemen’

Having already launched Aladdin to $1 billion-plus earlier this year for Disney, filmmaker Guy Ritchie has another movie coming to cinemas within the next few months, The Gentlemen.

The film stars the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant.

Yes, that’s Hugh Grant.

It sounds awesome and looks like a throwback to some of Ritchie’s first couple of movies; Lock, Stock and Two Smokin’ Barrels and Snatch. Love those movies.

Here’s the official synopsis.

The Gentlemen follows American expat Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey) who built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

The movie is set for cinemas on 1st January. Here’s the new promo.
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Matthew McConaughey Is a Marijuana Kingpin in Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ Trailer

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Matthew McConaughey Is a Marijuana Kingpin in Guy Ritchie’s ‘The Gentlemen’ Trailer
Matthew McConaughey is back in the weed business in Guy Ritchie’s star-studded, action-packed crime-comedy “The Gentlemen.”

The trailer, released by Stx Entertainment on Wednesday, shows McConaughey as a London-based crime lord. His character Mickey Pearson is on the verge of retiring, thereby sparking a battle for his empire.

Hugh Grant (who plays Fletcher) and Charlie Hunnam (Pearson’s confidant) kick off the trailer with a tongue-in-cheek chat about the future of Pearson’s legacy. Fletcher says an “antagonist” (played by Henry Golding) is interested in making an offer for Pearson’s business, seemingly at all costs.

“The plot begins to thicken,” Fletcher says to Hunnam. “Now I can’t be specific about the heroes and zeroes, but our protagonist is a hungry animal. There’s a lot of money hanging in the balance. Our antagonist explodes on the scene like a millennial firework, and has indirectly started a war.
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The Gentlemen trailer – how ridiculous can Guy Ritchie's new movie get?

The director goes back to his crime caper roots, firing Matthew McConaughey and Colin Farrell at Downton’s Michelle Dockery and a cockney Hugh Grant. Sort that out

Guy Ritchie is course-correcting. After spending the last few years churning out largely anonymous big-budget Film seemingly to order, he has now returned to his roots. The Gentlemen is a Guy Ritchie film in the classic sense, in that it looks like a better-executed version of something that Danny Dyer would have starred in seven or eight years ago. It’s a crime caper, it’s set in London, and it stars everyone.

No, really, it stars everyone. And better yet, if the trailer is any indication, everyone gets to do doing something that’s differently but equally preposterous. Here, for your pleasure, is a ranking of all them from least preposterous to most.
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Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant Navigate the London Drug Business in The Gentlemen Trailer

Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant Navigate the London Drug Business in The Gentlemen Trailer
Guy Ritchie is at it again — and this time he’s got Matthew McConaughey in the driver’s seat.

The famed British director (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) has assembled yet another cast of heavy-hitters for his latest crime thriller, The Gentlemen. The movie is set in London and stars McConaughey alongside Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant.

The movie centers on McConaughey’s American ex-pat Mickey Pearson’s impending retirement from the weed business in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the industry forever it triggers plots,
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Guy Ritchie Reportedly In Talks To Write & Direct Upcoming Crime Thriller ‘Vigilance’

Guy Ritchie Reportedly In Talks To Write & Direct Upcoming Crime Thriller ‘Vigilance’
Fresh off his $1 billion blockbuster, “Aladdin,” it appears that Guy Ritchie is going to hit the ground running with new projects coming one right after another. First, as seen in the trailer, the filmmaker is returning to his crime film roots with the upcoming “The Gentlemen.” And according to a new report, it appears that he’s already got his next project lined up.

Read More: ‘The Gentlemen’ Trailer: Guy Ritchie Returns To Crime Comedy With Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell & More

Discussing Film is reporting that Ritchie is in talks to write and direct the upcoming film, “Vigilance.” The filmmaker is expected to reteam with his ‘Gentlemen’ studio partner, Miramax, for his latest crime thriller.

Continue reading Guy Ritchie Reportedly In Talks To Write & Direct Upcoming Crime Thriller ‘Vigilance’ at The Playlist.
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The Gentlemen Trailer: Matthew McConaughey Stars in Guy Ritchie Actioner

Joseph Baxter Oct 2, 2019

Director Guy Ritchie’s crime actioner, The Gentlemen, has Matthew McConaughey leading a stacked cast.

The Gentlemen is an upcoming feature that will see director Guy Ritchie return to his gritty tongue-in-cheek gangster movie wheelhouse after recent genre detours with this past May’s Aladdin and 2017’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The Hertfordshire-hailing helmer worked here off a script that he wrote, which was conceptually co-conceived by Ivan Atkinson and Marn Davies.

While the Miramax-produced, Stx-distributed film, which touts Matthew McConaughey as its headliner, brandishes a classic gangster movie premise focused on an honorable rogue who’s looking to get out of his dangerous trade, the ensuing implications of this proverbial pin-pulling creates chaos – well, Guy Ritchie movie-type chaos.

The Gentlemen Trailer

The first trailer for The Gentlemen has arrived!

Video of The Gentlemen | Official Trailer [HD] | Coming Soon to Theaters The Gentlemen Release
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