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Watch Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet as a bisexual vampire

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Have you ever wondered if Juliet Capulet would make a good vampire? Or whether she was absolutely heterosexual? Yeah… Me neither… But it seems those questions will be answered anyway.

With a Kiss I Die is a new film directed by Ronnie Khalil. The Shakespearean classic has been reimagined as a vampiric romp, answering that age-old question of ‘what if Juliet Capulet was turned into a vampire and discovers her bisexuality?’

It is set 800 years after the death of Romeo and the death of Juliet as a mortal… Juliet (played by Ella Kweku), meets Farryn (Paige Emerson) who captures her heart much like Romeo had all those centuries ago.  Once again it seems the lovers are star-crossed as the ruthless head of Juliet’s vampire family does not approve of the lesbionics. Juliet finds she must choose between her love and her family, and is understandably nervous that she will be repeating her past and inviting tragedy once more.

With a Kiss I Die is released on August the 28th 2018 and you can preorder the film on iTunes.

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Unfinished Jane Austen Novel to be Adapted for Television

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Jane Austen’s final novel, which has sat unfinished since her death is to be turned into a ‘lavish’ new drama series for ITV. The eleven chapter Sanditon is based along the themes she was best known for writing about, class divides, ambition, power play and matters of the heart and will be turned into an eight-part series made up of 60-minute episodes. Read More

Watch the latest Winnie the Pooh live action movie trailer here

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Winnie the Pooh is starring in his own live-action movie, Christopher Robin, starring Ewan McGregor as the boy child all grown up, this Summer.

We first had a teaser trailer for it back in March’18 and Disney are treating us to another while we wait for the movie’s release.

In this latest trailer we get to see Tigger, Piglet, and the rest of Pooh’s friends!

Release date is August 3rd 2018- and we cannot wait!

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Season 6 of OITNB is Coming – and the Trailer is Here!

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The new season of Orange is the New Black (OITNB) is coming and the release date is announced as 27th July. The Netflix series which follows the life of Piper Chapman and the other prisoners at Lichfield Prison is based on the memoir of the same name, but fans of the memoir and the show will be aware that the show has gone ‘off page’, meaning it’s no longer true to the memoir.

That isn’t stopping us from lapping it up of course and if you’ve been eagerly awaiting season 6 then here’s the trailer.  Read More

Meryl Streep Cast in Upcoming Little Women Adaptation

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It was recently announced that a Hollywood film adaptation of Louisa May-Alcott’s classic novel Little Women is set to be filmed. The movie is going to be directed by Greta Gerwig, who recently received acclaim for directing the 2017 film Lady Bird. The film already has a star-studded cast, but now it has been announced that three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is also on board. Read More

Game of Thrones’ Final Season Will Be “More Emotionally Torturous Than All the Years Before,” Says Sophie Turner

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Since its first season aired back in 2011, Game of Thrones has become one of the most watched and most successful TV shows of all time. The show is based upon George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and, though it’s set in a fantasy land, includes all the violence, sex, political intrigue, and morally grey characters our own real world history features. Read More

Vanity Fair is coming to ITV and Amazon

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ITV are pulling no punches with their latest televisual spectacle: Vanity Fair.

Vanity Fair has been adapted for screen by Gwyneth Hughes (Dark Angel) and directed by James Strong (Broadchurch). The classic novel by William Makepeace Thackeray for a seven-part series on ITV and Amazon will be brought to life by an all-star cast of great British actors. Joining Olivia Cooke as Becky Sharpe are Michael Palin, Suranne Jones, Francis Delatour, Martin Clunes, Johnny Flynn, and Tom Bateman.

Filming commenced last year and has no ended- a release date has yet to be confirmed but it will definitely be on our screens before 2018 is over.

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Reese Witherspoon brings us female led literary adaptations

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Reese Witherspoon’s company Hello Sunshine was set up with the intention of producing and celebrating women in literature and film.

The company has brought us literary adaptations such as Gone Girl and Wild, and Big Little Lies for HBO. The next major project has been announced as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, with the announcement of the release coinciding with the US publication of the novel.

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The Official Trailer for The Hate U Give is Here

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It’s a while now since we heard the news that the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller The Hate U Give was to be turned into a movie and now the first official trailer is here!

The Hate U Give (THUG) follows the story of Starr Carter who is growing up in a poor, mostly black neighbourhood but goes to a rich, mostly white prep school. As Starr is torn between two worlds, they collide as her childhood best friend is killed at the hands of a white police officer.
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