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Enough Is Enough: Nicole Scherzinger And Others Star In Moving Charity Video Addressing Conflicts In Syria


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Nicole Scherzinger, Jude Law and others band together for an emotional video for the charity War Child, telling the story of 17-year-old Syrian girl Fatima and her traumatic experiences at the hands of terrorists in her hometown. The promo is part of the new Enough Is Enough campaign.

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Celebrities including actors Jude Law and Carey Mulligan, comedian Michael McIntyre, and musicians Sam Smith, James Bay, Marcus Mumford and Nicole Scherzinger recount the story of one teenager living in Syria who was forced to uproot with her family and move across the border in a new video for War Child UK.

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King Arthur Legend of the Sword Trailer


Arthur might have an extraordinary destiny, but after his birthright was taken from him at a young age, he has grown up an agent of the streets of Londonium and now the idea that he has royal blood is almost laughable. That is until he manages to unsheath the mighty sword of Excalibur from a stone; a feat that can only be achieved be he who is worthy of the throne. This forces him to make a choice, he can ignore the destiny that is pressing in around him or he can seize it once and for all. He joins the kingdom's resistance and it's there he meets the beautiful Guinevere who encourages him to learn of the power that he wields and defeat the tyrannous Vortigern, avenging his parents and ending his rule for good.

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Yes Jude Law Has Seen Those 'Young Pope' Memes


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‘The Young Pope’ premieres in the US tonight on HBO, but before the series has even started the internet has been flooded with memes about the show’s very precise title.

But the series’ star Jude Law is taking all the internet tomfoolery in his stride, because after all, any publicity is good publicity.

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Jude Law Wants A Papal Revolution In Upcoming Drama 'The Young Pope'


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The trailer for Jude Law's upcoming TV drama 'The Young Pope' has finally arrived, portraying the British heartthrob as the world's first American Pope and, indeed, the youngest to have ever been elected. It's an eight-part mini-series that's due to hit UK screens in the Fall.

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Jude Law will be playing the fictitious Lenny Belardo, Pope Pius XIII, in 'The Young Pope'; the television debut of Academy Award winning Italian director Paolo Sorrentino ('The Great Beauty'). It's a co-production by the UK's Sky Atlantic, France's Canal+ and the US' HBO, and it's set mostly in Rome.

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Sienna Miller Says She Still Cares About Ex Jude Law 'Enormously'


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Sienna Miller has opened up about her ex fiancé Jude Law, revealing that she still cares about him ‘enormously’. Speaking to Porter magazine Miller, who split from actor Tom Sturridge last year, said that though her exes might be a ‘motley crew’ they all have one important quality in common, ‘intelligence’.

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Genius Trailer


Thomas Wolfe was a writer who was used to rejection. His constantly lengthy novels didn't seem to appeal to the vast majority of publishers out there and most editors were fazed by his compulsion to write hundreds of pages.

Not willing to give up on his talent, Wolfe send his pages to Maxwell Perkins, the man who originally published Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When Thomas is summoned to Maxwell's office, he presumes he's once again about to be told that he's been unsuccessful but the chance to meet a man who's had so much literary influence is too much to pass up. The meeting begins as Wolfe thinks it would but he's soon informed by Perkins that the company will take on Wolfe's latest book.

Wolfe and Perkins form a close relationship, Wolfe still delivering copious amounts of words and Perkins seemingly the only man capable of editing them.  As their personal and professional relationship deepens, Perkins is taken in more and more by the acclaimed genius.

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Jude Law Fights For Unaccompanied Child Migrants To Be Transported From Calais


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Jude Law has branded the Jungle camp in Calais as a 'dangerous' place for children as he urges the UK government to help suffering youngsters be reunited with their loved ones before the camp is bulldozed. He was accompanied by such stars as the playwright Sir Tom Stoppard in a literary reading organised by Letters Live and Help Refugees foundations.

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Law joined a variety of stars in a short performance for the migrants living in the Jungle camp on Sunday (February 21st 2016) ahead of the proposed eviction on Wednesday. This comes alongside his recent petition to British Prime Minister David Cameron asking to allow children in the camps to be taking to Britain to be with their families while awaiting their asylum cases. It's already achieved 100,000 signatures including those of Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Idris Elba.

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Paul Feig On Writing And Directing Movie Parts For Women


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Paul Feig, the director of the new movie Spy starring Melissa McCarthy, has spoken about his desire to write realistic roles for women, rather than conform to the usual rom-com rubric where all that female characters talk about are their relationships with men.

The 52 year old director, who has previously helmed movies such as Bridesmaids and Knocked Up, told The Huffington Post on Monday: “I want to write to the things I want them to be discussing and not be discussing. I have no desire to do, at this point in time, a romantic comedy where it's all about… talking about a guy or this and that. I love to be able to pass the Bechdel test.”

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Guy Ritchie and Jude Law - 'Knights of the Round Table:King Arthur' movie filming in Wales - Conwy, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th April 2015

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Jude Law and Jude Law - Screening of Fox Searchlight Pictures' 'Dom Hemingway' hosted by The Cinema Society And Links Of London - Arrivals at Landmark Sunshine Theater - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 27th March 2014

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Jude Law and Jude Law - "Black Sea" New York Screening - Outside Arrivals - New York City, United States - Wednesday 21st January 2015

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Wait, Is Jude Law's 'Black Sea' The Best British Movie Of 2014?


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Do we have a late entrant for best British movie of 2014? We're not actually running a competition - the BAFTA's sort of are, and Black Sea might win. On the face of it (of from the trailer), Kevin Macdonald's movie appears to be a formulaic adventure thriller. Sort of Das Boot-lite. And the makers managed to club together to pay Jude Law, for the posters.

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Law plays a rogue submarine captain who pulls together a misfit crew to go after Nazi treasure on-board a sunken U-Boat at the depths of the Black Sea. However, as greed and desperation begins to set in on the team's claustrophobic vessel, the men turn on each other and begin fighting for their own survival. It's brilliant. 

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Jude Law Joined The Navy! (To Prepare For 'Black Sea', Of Course)


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Next month, Jude Law returns to our screens in Black Sea, which see the actor star as submarine captain Robinson, who leads his crew on a quest to find a treasure-filled Nazi vessel lost at the bottom of the ocean. But in order to prepare for the challenging role of a submarine captain, the actor actually spent time with the Royal Navy, taking part on a two day mission.

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Speaking to Esquire, the actor said he, “was very lucky to be invited by the Royal Navy to go off on a submarine mission, so I went off for a couple of days with them. To be honest, more for a life experience than any sort of research.”

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Jude Law - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 Studios at BBC Portland Place - London, United Kingdom - Friday 21st November 2014

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Jude Law and Colin Firth - Filming takes place on the set of 'Genius' - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 20th October 2014

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5 Things You Need To Know About Catherine Harding, The Woman Pregnant With Jude Law's 5th Child


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Jude Law is set to become a father for the fifth time. The 41-year-old British actor is expecting a child with his ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding, his representative confirmed to People.

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Jude Law is expecting his fifth child.

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STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 30TH JULY 00:01 BST 30th July 2014: JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL, the leading luxury Blended Scotch Whisky, as per IWSR 2013, today launches on global release a short film starring actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. Directed by British director Jake Scott, the film tells the story of a wager between two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience. 'The Gentleman's Wager' sees Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, challenges himself to strive for something he wants that money can't buy. Shot in The British Virgin Islands, Caribbean and London respectively, the story begins with Law and Giannini sipping JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL whisky on a truly unique hand-crafted boat as they look out across a stunning ocean seascape. We hear Law's character state that he wants to buy the boat, but it is not for sale and the only way he can get it, is by putting on a truly unique performance. The wager begins. Commenting on his role and involvement in the film, Law says: "The film is about improvement and progress and this is something I try to do in my work and my everyday life. I had to learn new skills shooting this film and that combined with the places we visited and shot in, alongside working with Jake and with Giancarlo, made it a truly rare experience." James Thompson, Managing Director, Diageo Reserve says: "We are delighted to be launching 'The Gentleman's Wager' film today. To us, Jude embodies the progressive spirit that the JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL brand identifies with and celebrates, so we're thrilled he has taken on the lead role of the film and we're looking forward to continuing to work with him in the future." 'The Gentleman's Wager' short film is available to view online now at: http://youtu.be/kQ7kWpTrtJw JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL - the height of our blending expertise from the world's foremost whisky artisans - Tuesday 29th July 2014

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Launches Short Film Starring, Jude Law and The Gentleman's Wager

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 30TH JULY 00:01 BST 30th July 2014: JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL, the leading luxury Blended Scotch Whisky, as per IWSR 2013, today launches on global release a short film starring actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. Directed by British director Jake Scott, the film tells the story of a wager between two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience. 'The Gentleman's Wager' sees Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, challenges himself to strive for something he wants that money can't buy. Shot in The British Virgin Islands, Caribbean and London respectively, the story begins with Law and Giannini sipping JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL whisky on a truly unique hand-crafted boat as they look out across a stunning ocean seascape. We hear Law's character state that he wants to buy the boat, but it is not for sale and the only way he can get it, is by putting on a truly unique performance. The wager begins. Commenting on his role and involvement in the film, Law says: "The film is about improvement and progress and this is something I try to do in my work and my everyday life. I had to learn new skills shooting this film and that combined with the places we visited and shot in, alongside working with Jake and with Giancarlo, made it a truly rare experience." James Thompson, Managing Director, Diageo Reserve says: "We are delighted to be launching 'The Gentleman's Wager' film today. To us, Jude embodies the progressive spirit that the JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL brand identifies with and celebrates, so we're thrilled he has taken on the lead role of the film and we're looking forward to continuing to work with him in the future." 'The Gentleman's Wager' short film is available to view online now at: http://youtu.be/kQ7kWpTrtJw JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL - the height of our blending expertise from the world's foremost whisky artisans - Thursday 6th March 2014

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Launches Short Film Starring, Jude Law and The Gentleman's Wager
Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Launches Short Film Starring, Jude Law and The Gentleman's Wager
Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Launches Short Film Starring, Jude Law and The Gentleman's Wager

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 30TH JULY 00:01 BST 30th July 2014: JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL, the leading luxury Blended Scotch Whisky, as per IWSR 2013, today launches on global release a short film starring actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. Directed by British director Jake Scott, the film tells the story of a wager between two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience. 'The Gentleman's Wager' sees Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, challenges himself to strive for something he wants that money can't buy. Shot in The British Virgin Islands, Caribbean and London respectively, the story begins with Law and Giannini sipping JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL whisky on a truly unique hand-crafted boat as they look out across a stunning ocean seascape. We hear Law's character state that he wants to buy the boat, but it is not for sale and the only way he can get it, is by putting on a truly unique performance. The wager begins. Commenting on his role and involvement in the film, Law says: "The film is about improvement and progress and this is something I try to do in my work and my everyday life. I had to learn new skills shooting this film and that combined with the places we visited and shot in, alongside working with Jake and with Giancarlo, made it a truly rare experience." James Thompson, Managing Director, Diageo Reserve says: "We are delighted to be launching 'The Gentleman's Wager' film today. To us, Jude embodies the progressive spirit that the JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL brand identifies with and celebrates, so we're thrilled he has taken on the lead role of the film and we're looking forward to continuing to work with him in the future." 'The Gentleman's Wager' short film is available to view online now at: http://youtu.be/kQ7kWpTrtJw JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL - the height of our blending expertise from the world's foremost whisky artisans - Wednesday 26th February 2014

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Launches Short Film Starring, Jude Law and The Gentleman's Wager

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 30TH JULY 00:01 BST 30th July 2014: JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL, the leading luxury Blended Scotch Whisky, as per IWSR 2013, today launches on global release a short film starring actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. Directed by British director Jake Scott, the film tells the story of a wager between two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience. 'The Gentleman's Wager' sees Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, challenges himself to strive for something he wants that money can't buy. Shot in The British Virgin Islands, Caribbean and London respectively, the story begins with Law and Giannini sipping JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL whisky on a truly unique hand-crafted boat as they look out across a stunning ocean seascape. We hear Law's character state that he wants to buy the boat, but it is not for sale and the only way he can get it, is by putting on a truly unique performance. The wager begins. Commenting on his role and involvement in the film, Law says: "The film is about improvement and progress and this is something I try to do in my work and my everyday life. I had to learn new skills shooting this film and that combined with the places we visited and shot in, alongside working with Jake and with Giancarlo, made it a truly rare experience." James Thompson, Managing Director, Diageo Reserve says: "We are delighted to be launching 'The Gentleman's Wager' film today. To us, Jude embodies the progressive spirit that the JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL brand identifies with and celebrates, so we're thrilled he has taken on the lead role of the film and we're looking forward to continuing to work with him in the future." 'The Gentleman's Wager' short film is available to view online now at: http://youtu.be/kQ7kWpTrtJw JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL - the height of our blending expertise from the world's foremost whisky artisans - Friday 7th March 2014

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Launches Short Film Starring, Jude Law and The Gentleman's Wager

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 30TH JULY 00:01 BST 30th July 2014: JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL, the leading luxury Blended Scotch Whisky, as per IWSR 2013, today launches on global release a short film starring actors Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini. Directed by British director Jake Scott, the film tells the story of a wager between two men striving for personal progress through the quest for a truly rare experience. 'The Gentleman's Wager' sees Law in the role of a man who, despite having it all, challenges himself to strive for something he wants that money can't buy. Shot in The British Virgin Islands, Caribbean and London respectively, the story begins with Law and Giannini sipping JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL whisky on a truly unique hand-crafted boat as they look out across a stunning ocean seascape. We hear Law's character state that he wants to buy the boat, but it is not for sale and the only way he can get it, is by putting on a truly unique performance. The wager begins. Commenting on his role and involvement in the film, Law says: "The film is about improvement and progress and this is something I try to do in my work and my everyday life. I had to learn new skills shooting this film and that combined with the places we visited and shot in, alongside working with Jake and with Giancarlo, made it a truly rare experience." James Thompson, Managing Director, Diageo Reserve says: "We are delighted to be launching 'The Gentleman's Wager' film today. To us, Jude embodies the progressive spirit that the JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL brand identifies with and celebrates, so we're thrilled he has taken on the lead role of the film and we're looking forward to continuing to work with him in the future." 'The Gentleman's Wager' short film is available to view online now at: http://youtu.be/kQ7kWpTrtJw JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL - the height of our blending expertise from the world's foremost whisky artisans - Friday 28th February 2014

Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Launches Short Film Starring, Jude Law and The Gentleman's Wager

Jude Law - 2014 Formula 1 Santander Silverstone British Grand Prix - Race Day - Celebrity Sightings - Silverstone, United Kingdom - Sunday 6th July 2014

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Bernie Ecclestone and Jude Law - Silverstone F1 Grand Prix, race day. - Silverstone, United Kingdom - Sunday 6th July 2014

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Jude Law - Johnnie Walker Blue Label launches 'The Gentleman's Wager', a short film starring Jude Law - Wednesday 2nd July 2014

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Jude Law and Jessie J - Peace One Day Monaco Gala in support of Peace One Day's Education work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Great Lakes region - Monaco, Monaco - Thursday 22nd May 2014

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Jude Law Almost Unrecognisable As A Hot-Tempered Safecracker In 'Dom Hemingway'


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Jude Law is considered one of Hollywood's hottest heartthrobs, with his chiselled cheekbones and English charm, but now the 41 year-old actor looks nearly unrecognizable as a hot-headed, alcoholic, ex-convict safecracker in the new gritty British crime drama 'Dom Hemingway.'

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Jude Law and Richard E. Grant in 'Dom Hemingway'

The flick, which hit cinemas in the UK in November of last year (2013), is destined for the US theatres on Wednesday (April 2nd) and only time can tell if cinemagoers from across the pond will take to Law's aggressively emphasised cockney accent, while playing the selfish and corrupt titular character.

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Jude Law - Jude Law on the filmset of an unknown production in Central London - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 26th February 2014

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Jude Law - The Box 3rd birthday party - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 12th February 2014

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Sienna Miller Brushes Off Daniel Craig "I Love You" Message In Phone Hacking Trial


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Sienna Miller has testified in the phone hacking trial brought against NOTW's former editor Rebekah Brooks and others. Appearing via videolink this afternoon, the actress said that it was "likely" that she had left a voicemail message to fellow actor Daniel Craig that ended with "I love you" but this that this phrase was not used as an "important declaration of love."

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Sienna Miller Has Said That It's "Likely" She Left An "I Love You" Message For Daniel Craig.

Miller was called to be questioned on the matter after her ex-boyfriend and actor Jude Law told the court that he had had no knowledge that any of his close relatives had sold stories to the tabloid newspaper based on the rumour of Miller and Craig's affair. Mr Law was challenged on his relationship with the paper and whether he had ever tried to directly influence stories.

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Jude Law - Jude Law mobbed by fans outside the Noel Coward Theatre after playing on stage Shakespeare's Henry V - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 30th January 2014

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Jude Law - Jude Law leaves Groucho club in a brown leather jacket and pin-stripe trousers - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd January 2014

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Jude Law - Jude Law leaving the Noel Coward Theatre in a denim jacket after his performance in 'Henry V' - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th January 2014

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Jude Law - Jude Law signs autographs for waiting fans as he leaves the Noel Coward Theatre, having appeared in a production of 'Henry V' - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 9th January 2014

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Jude Law - Jude Law leaves The Noel Coward Theatre after appearing on stage in Henry V carrying a brown paper bag holding a book - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th January 2014

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Jude Law - Jude Law mobbed by fans outside the Noel Coward Theatre after playing on stage Shakespeare's Henry V - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th December 2013

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Jude Law - Jude Law signs autographs for waiting fans as he leaves the Noel Coward Theatre, having appeared in a production of 'Henry V' - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 10th December 2013

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Jude Law Nails Henry V, According To The Critics


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Jude Law is famously rather inconsistent on the big screen – his performances have both delighted and infuriated people, from Enemy at The Gates, to Contagion and Dom Hemingway. But he seems to have found his home on the West End, even if his receding hairline lends itself to the part of the English king. His performance as Henry V at the Noel Coward theatre has endeared fans, while the critics have lavished praise upon the 40-year-old actor.

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"This is one of the richest and most detailed performances of Henry V that I have ever seen," said The Telegraph's Charles Spencer in his five-star review, and he wasn’t the only critic enamoured with the Lewisham-born actor’s turn in the iconic Shakespeare play.

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Oh Right, Turns Out Don Hemingway Isn't As Good As We Thought


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When the early reviews of Dom Hemingway were released, things were looking pretty rosy for Jude Law n co. The critics were praising his performance as the larger-that-life criminal, and we had every reason to believe that Hemingway would hark back to the Lock Stock/Snatch/Layer Cake days.

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In the beginning, Rotten Tomatoes had ol’ Hemingway at something like 80% - a respectable aggregate for any film, let alone one with Mr. Inconsistent, Jude Law in a starring role. But after a week of review-filing, the truth has come out: Dom Hemingway is average at best.

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UK Movie Reviews Special: Dom Hemingway, The Butler, Don Jon, The Counsellor


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It’s a big weekend for the UK box office, kicking off tomorrow (Fri Nov 15), when Jude Law’s Don Hemingway, Forest Whitaker’s The Butler, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Don Jon and Michael Fassbender’s The Counsellor all coming out.

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Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Joseph Gordon Levit and Michael Fassbender are all hoping to dominate the box office this weekend

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A Week In Movies: Meryl Streep Takes Action! Daniel Radcliffe Runs! And We Get New Trailers For X-Men, Budapest Hotel And More


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News from the Star Wars universe had fans nervous, as screenwriter Michael Arndt left his Episode VII draft to be rewritten by director Jj Abrams and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan, who wrote 1980's The Empire Strikes Back. Arndt hinted that the film's release might be delayed until 2016 as a result. Read the full story here.

The biggest rumour this week was that Meryl Streep may join the cast of The Expendabelles, the female spin-off from Sylvester Stallone's Expendables franchise. Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich are also up for roles in the adventure thriller. But this would be Streep's first action movie since The River Wild, 20 years ago. See who else is rumoured to join the cast here!

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Jude Law - Celebrities outside the BBC Radio 1 studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 1st November 2013

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Jude Law - U.K. film premiere of 'Dom Hemingway' held at the Curzon Mayfair - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 28th October 2013

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A Week In Movies: Awards Buzz Continues To Build, Hemsworth Hits New York, Divergent Teases


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Awards season is cranking up a notch as some attention-grabbing performances land in cinemas. Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal are getting praise for their gritty work in the unnerving thriller Prisoners, now showing in both America and Britain. And Cate Blanchett is radiant in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, which finally opens in the UK this week. Click here to read the Prisoners movie review or here for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine review.

Fans of less high-brow entertainment may enjoy Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck in the online gaming thriller Runner Runner, which has just opened in the US and UK. You can read the Runner Runner movie review or go here for the Runner Runner trailer.

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A Week In News: Breaking Bad Wins Emmy, Miley Cyrus In Rolling Stone, MIA Takes On NFL.


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About Time: It was Breaking Bad's evening at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (September 22, 2013). The ABC cable series - about a chemistry teacher who turns to a life of crime after being diagnosed with cancer - won the top drama prize at the ceremony. Check out the other winners here.

Like A Rolling Stone: Miley Cyrus continues her campaign to shock or offend everyone on the planet this month with a topless appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. In the accompanying interview she talks twerking, Kanye West and that VMA's performance. Read it here!

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'Dom Hemingway' Could Be Jude Law's Tour-de-Force [Trailer + Pictures]


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Jude Law. He's a bankable movie star. He's also a well-respected movie star, with two Academy Award nominations and a BAFTA. The Talented Mr Ripley, Cold Mountain, Road to Perdition and Sherlock Holmes form his finest moments, though all could be eclipsed by Dom Hemingway - a new dark comedy-cum-gangster flick from Peter Watson, the producer behind Sexy Beast, perhaps the last classic of its genre. 

Jude Law Richard E GrantJude Law [L] as Dom Hemingway and the superb Richard E. Grant [R] as Dickie

Law plays a washed up lothario safecracker who refuses to leave behind his life of crime after getting released from prison. He tries to gain revenge on his former boss (the Oscar nominee Demian Bichir) and teams up with his former partner (Richard E. Grant) to do it. He's also trying to reconnect with his daughter, played by Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, which appears to make for an interesting and comic subplot.

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Soderbergh's Side Effects Bounces Back From Box Office Disappointment To Leave Berlin Film Festival Purring


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Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects didn’t fair quite as well as hoped on its opening weekend on the US Box office charts, opening with $2.8 million takings on a weather-hit chart to languish behind critically derided Identity Thief, which took $11.2 million.

However, with the US done and dusted, the attentions of Soderbergh move towards Europe, with the film currently playing at the Berlin Film Festival ahead of large scale European release – including the UK on March 8 – from February 22 onwards. So far it’s received cautious critical appraisal from European critics, with The Independent cryptically offering “if audiences stop trying to unravel the very tangled plot and don’t mind have the carpet pulled from under their feet again and again, they should find plenty here to relish.” That suggests another Soderbergh brain-twister, and indeed it seems to be the case, given that the film is about the Rooney Mara-playing Emily Taylor, who takes a prescribed experimental drug, causing all manner of mental twists and turns. Jude Law plays Jonathan, her psychiatrist whose life is gradually falling apart, whilst Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum also star.

The Telegraph were far more impressed than The Independent after coming away from Berlin.“When all’s said and done, it’ll go down as minor Soderbergh – clever sleight-of-hand, really – but it reminds you of so many Soderberghy virtues as to be an oddly compendious pleasure.” It’s said that this might be Soderbergh’s last film, it could well be that he’ll be going out on a high yet.

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If Soderbergh's Bowing Out With 'Side Effects,' It's An Impressive Swansong


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Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects stars Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara and is another fine example of Soderbergh’s masterful storytelling. Fans of Soderbergh will do well to relish this one as it may be his last. The director has said that he’s tired of making films now and may well make Side Effects his last effort. The movies has garnered a slew of great reviews and could well out to be the most respected role that Channing Tatum has been attached to, for quite some time.

Side Effects is a thriller, telling the tale of a suicidal wife, a husband just out of jail, an under-pressure psychiatrist and the troubles with personality-suppressing drugs. Performances from Catherine Zeta Jones and Jude Law supplement those of the central characters. As is typical with Soderbergh’s movies (Traffic, A Scanner Darkly), the plot is many-faceted and eventually, the dramatic potential of the movie explodes. Kenneth Turan, writing for Los Angeles Times explains “It would ruin the fun to detail exactly what kind of hell, but rest assured this top-notch cast has great fun working out all the fiendish ramifications of this potboiler plot. If this does prove to be Soderbergh's final film — and I wouldn't hold my breath — he picked a heck of a one to go out on.

The movie has racked up a highly respectable score of 82% on Rotten Tomatoes – usually a decent indicator of how a film will fare. Side Effects is in US movie theaters this weekend.

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Steven Soderbergh Signs Off With 'Side Effects': But Does It Hit The Spot?


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Steven Soderberg's psychological thriller Side Effects - his final movie before retiring from movie directing - is winning high praise from critics. The movie - boasting an all-star cast including Jude Law, Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta-Jones - follows a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist has unexpected side effects. Ok, so it might sound a little bit too much like Soderbergh's 2011 thriller Contagion, but give it chance.

The general consensus amongst critics is that Side Effects is a little silly in places, though great fun, with dashes of genius. A.O Scott of the New York Times said, "While the plot may be predictable (and more than a little preposterous) in retrospect, Mr. Soderbergh handles it brilliantly, serving notice once again that he is a crackerjack genre technician." Roger Ebert paid homage to the director, writing in the Chicago Sun-Times, "Soderbergh came, he saw, he conquered, and now he's moving on." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone continued the high praise, writing, "Side Effects is a hell of a thriller, twisty, terrific and packed with surprises you don't see coming," while other critics praised Soderbergh's slick filmmaking and storytelling techniques. All-in-all, it's pretty good news for the director on his final outing. 

The film's screenwriter Scott Z. Burns spoke to the Huffington Post of Soderbergh's decision to leave Hollywood behind and concentrate on his painting.  "It's a little bit heartbreaking, for all sorts of selfish reasons.If he doesn't come back, it'll be because the other things are so rewarding for him that he doesn't need to come back," he said.

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Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke To Appear In Broadway ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’


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Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is set to star in a new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's, which will be shown at the Shubert theater in New York City in February 2013. The world premiere will be directed by Sean Mathias, reports USNews.com

"The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone — still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember," Pulitzer Prize-finalist and Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg said in a statement. The new stage adaption of Truman Capote’s classic 1958 novella will star Emilia Clarke as the eccentric party girl Golightly, a role Audrey Hepburn played in the 1961 movie. A 1966 adaption famously didn’t quite work out; there were a handful of previews but never it officially opened at the Majestic Theatre. The producers of this show will be hoping it actually makes it to the curtain this time. Alan U. Schwartz of The Truman Capote Literary Trust, said in a statement published on Broadwayworld.com , "I am delighted New York audiences will be the first to see this new adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's. That (the) story continues to inspire artists and capture imaginations all these years later speaks to the timeless quality of Mr. Capote's unforgettable prose. Mr. Greenberg has beautifully translated everything that is glorious about this story and its characters to the stage."

Clarke is currently filming season 3 of Game of Thrones; the fantasy drama that has won many fans in its first two outings. She will also soon begin filming the UK feature Dom Hemingway opposite Jude Law and Richard E. Grant.


Common Assault: Sadie Frost Cautioned Over Bust-Up With Boyfriend James


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Sadie Frost has been cautioned for common assault, against her boyfriend James Gooding. The British actress, 47, was reportedly involved in a “bust-up” with Gooding after having dinner with him on Sunday (October 7, 2012), according to The Sun. A spokesperson for the police confirmed “A woman, aged 47, was arrested on suspicion of common assault. The man did not need hospital treatment.” James is 10 years Sadie’s junior and they have been dating since the summer; though it doesn’t seem that all is going to plan if Sadie is resorting to violence against him?

Both Sadie and James have previous form when it comes to high profile relationships. Sadie was once married to the Spandau Ballet star Gary Kemp and has a son, Finlay, from her relationship with him. She was also married to the actor Jude Law for six years and has three children with him, Rafferty, Iris and Rudy. James, on the other hand once dated Kylie Minogue, for three years. When they split, he sold his story to The Sun, publicly revealing that he had cheated on her with the model Sophie Dahl.

The actual details of James and Sadie’s spat have not been confirmed, though it is thought that Sadie visited the police station on Sunday, where she received a caution for common assault. She was spotted returning home later on Sunday evening. According to the Daily Mail, Sadie’s pal Kate Moss has already taken a dislike to James and “banned him from attending a holiday with them on their yacht in Mallorca and the south of France.”


Anna Karenina Trailer


Anna Karenina is the young wife of senior statesman Alexei Karenin. Theirs was more of a marriage of convenience rather than love and soon Anna's eyes begin to wander elsewhere as her desire for romance becomes ever more intense. She meets Count Vronsky, a handsome cavalry officer with whom she enters into a passionate adulterous affair. When people find out about their involvement, Anna's honour is crushed in the eyes of the Russian noble men and women and she is forced to make a choice; to leave her loveless marriage and family and lose all honour and dignity, or end her affair with her possessive lover and be potentially forgiven.

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Rise Of The Guardians Trailer


Rise of the Guardians is a spectacularly vibrant CGI motion picture that tells the story of four powerful guardians. Bunny is a cool Australian protector of nature who places Easter eggs around children's gardens for them to find; the Sandman is the dream guardian - he doesn't ever speak but it extremely wise; North is the Christmas guardian and a fierce tattooed warrior; and the Tooth Fairy is an elegant, half-human, half-hummingbird tooth collector - she collects childhood memories and returns them only when they are needed most. All the guardians must unite when the evil boogeymen known as Pitch threatens to take over the world spreading fear in the hearts and imaginations of children.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Review


Good

Ritchie, Downey and Law are back with another manic romp that feels more like a Victorian James Bond adventure than anything about the famed Conan Doyle characters. While it has the same comical energy, it's not quite as fun as the first go-round.

Brilliant Cambridge professor Moriarty (Harris) is up to no good, taking on Holmes (Downey) by messing with those around him, including his girlfriend-nemesis Irene (McAdams) and his partner Watson (Law), who plans to retire after his upcoming wedding to Mary (Reilly). But nothing goes as planned, and Holmes and Watson are propelled into a vicious game of intrigue that sends them to Paris where they team up with a sexy gypsy (Rapace). They also get help from Holmes' brother Mycroft (Fry) as they head to a climactic showdown in Switzerland.

Who needs logic when the action is this wildly exhilarating? And much of it is drastically slowed-down so Ritchie can show us Holmes' powers of deduction as well as whizzing bullets, explosions and other cool-looking things. The dialog is the same mix of faux intelligent banter and shameless innuendo, which gives the actors something to play with, especially as Downey and Law amusingly move beyond bromance into Brokeback territory.

But we do need some logic. This plot is so messy that it never engages us. And as it builds to a climax in a crazy cliff-perched Alpine castle, we begin to lose interest. Even with the bigger action, zingy dialog and colourful characters, this film barely works up any steam. Whenever Holmes isn't being mischievous, Downey actually looks bored. And Rapace is so sidelined that it's difficult to understand why she's here at all; the filmmakers never give her anything interesting to do.

It's a shame the screenwriters never push the characters further. But at least Ritchie keeps things moving briskly, filling the screen with comical nuttiness and big-gun mayhem. Even if Moriarty makes no sense (would someone this intelligent resort to such a ridiculous plan to make his fortune?), Harris adds heft in the role, including some jagged chemistry with Downey. Let's just hope that the requisite third film lets us in on the joke.

Hugo Review


Excellent

Based on the Brian Selznick novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Scorsese's first family movie combines a young boy's adventure with a cinematic history lesson. It's a celebration of wide-eyed wonder that's a joy to watch, although the title isn't the only thing that's dumbed-down.

In early 1930s Paris, the orphaned Hugo (Butterfield) lives in Montparnasse station, where he scurries through forgotten passageways maintaining the clocks. He learned this skill from his late father (Law), but an automaton they were fixing is his only reminder of his happier childhood. Dodging the tenacious station inspector (Baron Cohen), Hugo worms his way into the life of grouchy shopkeeper Georges (Kingsley), and has a series of adventures with his goddaughter Isabelle (Moretz). When they learn that Georges is forgotten pioneer filmmaker Georges Melies, they decide to help bring him back to life.

Scorsese tells this story with bravura moviemaking trickery, from whooshing tracking shots to wonderfully inventive uses of 3D. He also peppers the screen with witty references to film history from Modern Times to Vertigo, clips from early cinema and flashbacks to the Lumiere brothers' exhibition and Melies' busy studio. Meanwhile, the main plot unfolds with a warmly inviting glow, sharply telling details and a colourful cast of memorable side characters.
Intriguingly, everyone is a bit opaque; like the automaton, the gears turn but we never really understand them.

Butterfield's Hugo may be consumed by an inner yearning, but he's always on guard, providing a watchful pair of eyes through which we see the drama, romance and slapstick of the station. And it's in these details that Scorsese and his cast draw us in. Standouts are Baron Cohen, who adds layers of comedy and pathos to every scene, and McCrory (as Mrs Melies), with her barely suppressed enthusiasm. As usual, Kingsley never lets his guard down: he invests this broken man with a bit too much dignity.

As the film progresses, the passion for the movies is infectious. Scorsese's gorgeous visual approach and writer Logan's controlled cleverness never overwhelm the human story. And even if Melies' life and Paris' geography are adjusted for no real reason, the film's warm drama and delightful imagery really get under the skin, making us fall in love with the movies all over again.

Contagion Review


Excellent
Soderbergh applies his brainier brand of filmmaking to the global outbreak thriller genre, and the result is a hugely gripping blockbuster that never talks down to its audience. It's also terrifyingly believable as we watch a deadly flu virus spread around the world.

In Minneapolis, Mitch (Damon) is horrified when his wife (Paltrow) comes home from a business trip to China, collapses with the flu and dies. But she's only the first of a series of similar cases around the world, and soon officials from the Centers for Disease Control (Winslet, Fishburne and Ehle) and the World Health Organisation (Cotillard) are on the case, trying to manage emerging clusters while tracing the disease back to its source. Meanwhile, a blog hack (Law) is pestering a San Francisco scientist (Gould) for a cure.

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Hugo is a twelve year old boy who lives in Paris and loves mysteries. One day, in 1930, his father presents him with a wind up figure. His father tells him it's a music box that a magician probably built. The only thing missing is the key used to wind up the music box. The keyhole is in the shape of a heart. Hugo and his father want to find the heart shaped key - whose whereabouts is a mystery - so they can make their music box work.

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows Trailer


In 1892, the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead; his death is ruled as suicide, according to Scotland Yard detective Inspector Lestrade. But Sherlock Holmes knows that this isn't true: all the evidence suggests that the Crown Prince was murdered, by one Professor Moriarty, whose genius is matched only by Holmes'.

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Contagion Trailer


When Beth Emhoff returns home after visiting an opening ceremony for a new factory, she complains of jet lag and her husband, Thomas Emhoff, thinks nothing of it. He becomes concerned when she falls ill, even more so when she has a seizure in front of him and has to be rushed to hospital. It comes as a shock to Thomas when she dies; her cause of death: a highly contagious and rapidly mutating bird flu virus that spreads via human contact. The virus is spreading so fast there is no vaccine or cure for it.

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Jude Law And Forest Whitaker Interview


Jude Law And Forest Whitaker Interview

We talk to Jude Law and Forest Whitaker about their latest film Repo Men.

Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, A.I: Artificial Intelligence) and Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Ghost Dog) star in the all-out action, adrenalin fuelled fest, REPO MEN - available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD from 23rd August.

In the near-future, people can enhance their bodies, replacing any damaged organ with state-of-the-art artificial replacements from The Union, headed by Frank (Liev Schreiber). There's one catch; it's expensive and if you can't keep up with the payments, your body parts will be repossessed by the REPO MEN. with painful and bloody results.


Q: Tell me how did you both get involved in this?
JL: I was involved early on. It's the usual story - I was sent the script. I'd never read anything as original in my life - it made me laugh and I like the themes that seemed very relevant yet set in this amazing world. You know, a lot of people say 'it's a futuristic film.' I think in a way it's more about an alternative, parallel universe and there are certain things about it that are more advanced in terms of socially and with technology. To me it's more a fable about where we are already in regards to health care, vanity, indulging one's body and being able to replace everything if you want to on credit; plus the idea these guys are able to come and repossess your car or house and in this particular world they can come and repossess you.

FW: For me there's a dark humour to it that I enjoyed when I first read the script. There's humour in this odd universe and it doesn't feel like it's too far in the future. That allowed us to look at all these little issues that are going on in this crazy and mad world. It was also appealing to get a chance to work with Jude because I like his work.

Q: Did you see it as a buddy movie in a funny kind of way?
JL: At its heart it's really a film about friendship and about former military men. It's about men who are taken into the military, trained up, encouraged to kill and then sort of spat out. And then what do they do with themselves? Where do they go? They can't enter into normal society as such, so they find a role that uses those skills and if you like, excuses those skills.

FW: It's also about a change in a friendship. As far as Jake is concerned he would like to stay like this forever but Remy starts to grow and move away and that's a frightening thing. It's about what happens to my world when it changes and I'm left by myself.

Q: There are several themes in the film - the way society lives on credit, what happens to military men when they leave the service and of course, health care which are all very topical. Did you feel that there is a message in the film?
JL: I didn't personally go in saying 'This is relevant' I liked the themes and I saw that they were cleverly interwoven into the story. Honestly, I look at a script in a slightly more polarised way. I liked its heart, its humour and I liked the fact that it was a film about friendship. Then as we made the film all of these relevant themes grew and none more so than health care, so yes, they are all relevant.

Q: Clearly they are both very physical roles. How did you prepare?
FW: We trained hard and we had a lot of fun with it. That's also how Jude and I got to know each other through training and working out the fight sequences.

JL: It's tiring but you know, in all honesty the whole job then becomes about staying in shape, in the right mindset and taking precautions because you don't want to get injured and hold the film up. So it's a challenge. But it's a fun challenge.

Q: The film has some graphic scenes, especially when they are repossessing organs. It looks very realistic but did you get squeamish at all when you were doing that stuff?
FW: You know, we didn't get squeamish.You get into the right mindset.

JL: Another important part of this film is making the gorier and more violent elements based in a reality. And it's important that you believe these guys go about it in a very matter of fact manner. A few people have said that it's a very violent film - quite shockingly so - and I personally am very glad that they said that because I think we have seen too many films with action and violence where it washes over you. I think that's quite questionable. I think in a film like this where you do go 'whooa! That's graphic...' is a good thing because I think it means you care about the story and we've not been desensitised to blood, guts and gore.

FW: That's part of the message, the personalised violence. Because at first we are going through it all and taking body parts but then you think 'will it happen to you?' And you have been laughing at the black humour, but now it could happen to this guy, Remy, that you care about, and they are going to come to take his heart.

Repo Men Is Out On Blu-Ray And DVD On 23rd August

Repo Men Review


Weak
This action movie misses the two big chances here: to play with the absurdities of its premise and to make a comment on corporate greed. Instead it's just brutally violent and staggeringly stupid.

Remy (Law) is a tough guy working with his childhood pal Jake (Whitaker) for The Union, a company that mercilessly repossesses artificial organs when people fail to make the payments. While their heartless boss (Schreiber) gleefully encourages their violent excesses, Remy's wife (van Houten) wants him to change to a desk job for the sake of their young son (Canterbury). Then there's an accident, and Remy becomes a client as well. So when he falls behind on his payments, he goes on the run with another renegade client (Braga).

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Sherlock Holmes Review


Excellent

Raucous, rough energy infuses this film from start to finish, carrying us along even when the slightly over-egged script starts to feel somewhat slender. And it's the terrific chemistry between Downey and Law that makes the film worth seeing.

In Victorian London, private investigator Sherlock Holmes (Downey) is about to lose his partner John Watson (Law), who's moving out to marry his fiancee (Reilly). But the case they've just finished, involving a series of secret-society murders carried out by Lord Blackwood (Strong), just won't end.
Now Holmes' ex Irene (McAdams) is on the scene as well, and things are getting increasingly freaky with more murders and a conspiracy that could lead to a takeover of the whole government. But Holmes' fierce powers of observation are on the case.

The producers blast new life into fusty cinematic stalwarts with their canny choice of director and stars. In many ways this feels more faithful to Arthur Conan Doyle's stories than the dry, cerebral films we're used to. Downey perfectly combines the character's edgy physicality, brainy powers of deduction and sardonic wit. And he and Law are like an hilarious bickering married couple that has lived together just a little too long.

No one else in the cast quite registers. McAdams and Reilly at least play strong-minded women, while Strong glowers satanically from the shadows and Marsan (as the chief inspector) tuts amusingly. The script is mostly smoke and mirrors, weaving in all manner of Holmes' lore, from the original story details to playful references to previous film incarnations (although Holmes never says "elementary", and he never wears a deerstalker).

And if the script isn't nearly as smart as it thinks it is, at least it contains a few nifty twists, including one of the more enjoyable resolutions in recent blockbuster memory. But what we're here for are the fireworks between Downey and Law, a couple of feisty-sexy women and Ritchie-isms like nasty slo-mo fight sequences, witty editing and suggestive lighting. He also offers plenty of refreshingly abrasive vigour to go with the cool effects and a zingy Hans Zimmer score. Bring on the next case.

The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus Review


Very Good
Returning to the florid visual style of Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Gilliam takes us on a whimsical flight through his imagination with this scruffy, messy movie. The plot doesn't really hang together, but the cast and imagery are magical.

Travelling showman Parnassus (Plummer) performs on the backstreets of London with his lively troupe: his elfin daughter Valentina (Cole), the eager Anton (Garfield) and the tiny Percy (Troyer). One night they encounter an amnesiac, Tony (Ledger), who joins the gang and suggests modernising the show to attract a better audience. What Tony doesn't know is that Parnassus has made a pact with the devilish Nick (Waits), buying immortality in exchange for Valentina's soul on her 16th birthday, which is coming soon. And Tony has some secrets as well.

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Sherlock Holmes Trailer


Arthur Conan Doyle's tales of Sherlock Holmes are known all over the world, both him and his partner Dr. Watson are his most famous characters. In this new film from director Guy Ritchie, a new side to Sherlock Holmes is revealed, one where his fighting skills are just as strong as his celebrated intellect.

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My Blueberry Nights Review


Very Good
It's always a tightrope when foreign filmmakers, particularly those from the Hong Kong market, come to American shores to ply their trade. Though it doesn't appear that Wong Kar Wai is going to be setting up shop permanently in Hollywood (nobody's going to be after him to direct the next Die Hard installment), My Blueberry Nights marks his first English-language film, with an entirely American and British cast. It shows that the director is not just a foreign-language specialty, his gifts are quite apparent even when the veil of mystery is lifted for English-speaking audiences once the subtitles are gone. However, My Blueberry Nights also shows that for all Wong's rightly vaunted abilities and passionate sense of cinema, there are some glaringly obvious rough patches in his approach, brought into sharp relief by transplanting the action from the teeming streets of Hong Kong to the wide open spaces of America, where his instincts for actors seem less sure.

An odd road movie of sorts that spends most of its time hanging around in diners, bars, and casinos (and precious little of it on the road), My Blueberry Nights will be noted in many quarters for it being the feature film-acting debut of jazz chanteuse Norah Jones. To put it briefly: No actress is she. Playing a lovelorn young woman named Elizabeth, she first shows up in a Brooklyn diner run by Jeremy, a charming Manchester immigrant played with the expected lighthearted dash by Jude Law. In the middle of a breakup, Elizabeth moons about the café, eating the excellent pie (best in the city!) and chatting with Jeremy, winning his heart even as hers is breaking over somebody else. Then Elizabeth ups and skips out, landing next in Memphis, where she waitresses at a café and a bar, telling everyone she's working two jobs to save up for a car.

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Sleuth (2007) Review


Weak
Postmodern, sadomasochist, Darth Vader furniture and artwork adorn the house and main setting of Kenneth Branagh's update of Sleuth like the aftermath of a smart bomb. Yet, author Andrew Wyke (Michael Caine) walks around it as if all its missing is the crocheted picture of "Home Sweet Home" over the fireplace. His wife's wardrobe and his self-immortalizing library of books are revealed like secret passages that hide mangled corpses and the man seems to drink expensive, straight vodka exclusively. By all means, Wyke could buy and sell a good portion of the English back country that he inhabits; the man takes an elevator to his bedroom for Chrissakes.

When an honest-to-goodness scallywag named Milo Tindle (Jude Law), an Italian hairdresser with designs on acting, comes to Wyke's estate announcing his plans to marry Wyke's estranged wife, the author seems pleased to have an opponent than enraged by the open deceit. And that in a nutshell is how this cat-and-mouse whirligig operates: two men more excited about the idea of a nemesis than their money or their beautiful mistress respectively.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events Review


Good
This film lives up entirely to its title. The events are as follows: Death of parents by fire, three siblings turned into victims of their closest relative, deception, escapes, disguises, greed, murder attempted and accomplished, evil genius, egomania, abduction, forced marriage, and more wickedness than we might want to witness.

It also has the genius of a multi-disguised Jim Carrey, the narrative voice (and silhouetted presence) of a finely articulated Jude Law, and a basis in a best-selling series of books, 18 million copies of which have been sold since 1999. The movie has seamless effects, inspired inventiveness, and a serious dramatic "problem." More on that below.

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Breaking And Entering Review


Weak
Bathed in browns and tans and coursing with pent-up socioeconomic ponderings, Anthony Minghella's gentrification hiccup Breaking and Entering joins a rather terminal genre of films that want to have their cake and eat it too. Balancing a fumbling love triangle and a plethora of misconceived notions on class structure, Minghella has confined himself to an intimate story that betrays his often loftier ambitions.

A string of robberies has plagued the ghetto of King's Cross in London. The thievery seems to be centered on an architecture firm that (no surprise) is trying to clean up and reconstruct the famed slum into something more suitable for London's middle-class. Headed by pretty boy Will (Jude Law) and scruffy Sandy (Martin Freeman), the company has an internal conflict on whether it was a member of the cleaning staff (that Sandy is sweet on) or outside burglars that committed the crimes. While attempting his own makeshift stakeout, Will spots the young robber and jumps out of his posh SUV to chase him. It leads him to the home of Amira (the luminous Juliette Binoche), a survivor of the horrors of Bosnia who yearns to return to Sarajevo with her son Miro (Rafi Gavron), the thief in question.

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Breaking And Entering Review


Weak
Bathed in browns and tans and coursing with pent-up socioeconomic ponderings, Anthony Minghella's gentrification hiccup Breaking and Entering joins a rather terminal genre of films that want to have their cake and eat it too. Balancing a fumbling love triangle and a plethora of misconceived notions on class structure, Minghella has confined himself to an intimate story that betrays his often loftier ambitions.A string of robberies has plagued the ghetto of King's Cross in London. The thievery seems to be centered on an architecture firm that (no surprise) is trying to clean up and reconstruct the famed slum into something more suitable for London's middle-class. Headed by pretty boy Will (Jude Law) and scruffy Sandy (Martin Freeman), the company has an internal conflict on whether it was a member of the cleaning staff (that Sandy is sweet on) or outside burglars that committed the crimes. While attempting his own makeshift stakeout, Will spots the young robber and jumps out of his posh SUV to chase him. It leads him to the home of Amira (the luminous Juliette Binoche), a survivor of the horrors of Bosnia who yearns to return to Sarajevo with her son Miro (Rafi Gavron), the thief in question.While he is away from his wife Liv (Robin Wright Penn) and borderline-autistic stepdaughter Bea (Poppy Rogers), Will takes coffee with a Russian prostitute (Vera Farmiga) while warming up for a rather awkward affair with Amira. The affair is about bourgeois guilt and escape for him, but for her it's a way of securing her son from a life in jail and keeping him away from the local coppers, led by the reliable Ray Winstone.Replacing regular cinematographer John Seal, the masterful Benoît Delhomme (The Proposition, What Time Is It There?) gives this panorama of class and relations an inebriated tone of mystique. That's half the problem: King's Cross has no real sense of danger or of any sort of differentiation of class, visually speaking. Catcalls of "better watch out" or "shouldn't be wearing those duds round here, mate" become rather pathetic signals of danger when Will chases Miro through the underbelly of the "slum." This also puts a lot of stress on Binoche and Gavron: If their surroundings don't communicate the class difference, the actors have to. Binoche has become an actress so malleable in her talents and appearance that it's often hard to categorize her. The fit, stressed mom in Michael Haneke's superb Cache has given way to a slightly chubbier, East-European-accented mother hen with drab clothing and a strongly felt love for her son and his future.Binoche is the heart of the film, and the scenery and mood matches her, ironically, up until Amira and Will's affair begins. The dazed atmosphere of the film becomes gelatinous, giving the class struggle a somewhat hollow resonance. The descents of all the characters (Liv is Scandinavian) becomes a point of order in the film's context but it's never given any sort of importance to offer the narrative a sense of intricacy. Even more so, Sandy's yearning and ultimate disappointment with his lower-class cleaning lady hints at a more developed and poignant representation of bourgeois ethos, but it's never developed past the films first 30 minutes. So, instead, the cultural clash is restricted to pale shades of white, and any sort of challenging critique of modern status and stratum is widely averted. Not quite a misdemeanor, but definitely nothing to celebrate.Is your refridgerator running?

The Holiday Review


Good
Nancy Meyers officially displaces Sleepless in Seattle director Nora Ephron as the crown-wearing queen of winsome, middle-concept romantic comedies.

Granted, the writer-director has been staffing a cache of headstrong and heartfelt female characters since she penned Private Benjamin in 1980. But it's the back-to-back-to-back musings of What Women Want, Something's Gotta Give, and her current affair The Holiday that elevate her to the summit of palatable sap.

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All The King's Men (2006) Review


Good

"What you don't know won't hurt you," Jack Burden narrates in the opening scene, as he contemplatively stares at the ceiling. "They call it idealism, in a book I read."

Idealism was the force that shaped the 20th century, and post-WWII Louisiana was not immune from its allure. But idealism rarely survives its first bad winter, and it's then that revolutionaries must question when the ends no longer justify the means.

This doubt pervades Steven Zaillian's well-played but often tedious adaptation of Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men, a Pulitzer-winning novel that had already seen screen time three years after its publication in 1946. Based on the life of Gov. Huey Long, one of America's most colorful populists and egomaniacs, Zaillian's version follows a people's revolt through the eyes of a man romanced by a cause that compels him to bring down everything that was ever important to him.

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Existenz Review


Excellent
Well, Cronenberg is back, and after a couple of misfires like Crash, M. Butterfly, and well, pretty much the last ten years of his oeuvre, he's got a solid flick with eXistenZ. In fact, I'd say it's his best work since 1983's Videodrome.

The story is straight outta modern/near-future pop culture: Using a "bioport," you can jack your body and mind into an immersive game world--a world served up by a handheld bio-engineered creature called a "game pod" that is essentially a blood-pulsing Nintendo. There are no computers in the film: just the mutated organisms that are Cronenberg's trademark. And oh does he put them to good use.

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I Heart Huckabees Review


Very Good
In David O. Russell's I Heart Huckabees, everyone talks a little bit like they're in a play -- the dialogue is unusually dense and abstract for a film, even an artsy one, even an "existential comedy," as this one purports to be. Huckabees is like a screwball comedy filtered through a student thesis project, but it's nothing if not original.

Five years have passed since Russell's crowning achievement so far, the Gulf War comedy-drama Three Kings, and the ensemble cast for his new film suggests he's spent a lot of that time collecting even more talent to act out his socio-comedic semi-political statements. Jason Schwartzman leads as Albert, a young environmental activist suffering a professional and personal meltdown, as his "coalition" is invaded by smarmy account executive Brad Stand (Jude Law) from the Wal-Mart-like chain store Huckabees (Albert wants to save a local marsh; Stand has his eye on good PR for his company). Albert hires the Jaffees, a pair of "existential detectives" (Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman) to help solve the "case" of his messy life. Half private investigator and half new-age therapist, Tomlin commences the investigation by asking, "Have you ever transcended space and time?"

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Gattaca Review


Very Good
I'd been looking forward to Gattaca since its clever promotions began several months ago, promising a story of a future-gone-wrong, a time when ethnic prejudice has given way to something even more frightening: genetic discrimination. It's in this setting that the genetically-inferior Vincent (played by Ethan Hawke) tries to advance his station by assuming the identity of Jerome (played by the creepy Jude Law), and putting the moves on the also-flawed Irene (Uma Thurman).

Everything goes well for awhile, and just as Vincent is about to realize his dream of going up as part of a space mission, the web starts to untangle. Here's where the problems of Gattaca start: you see, as a mystery, it really isn't much of one. The investigation into the murder of the mission director who may have known Vincent's secret is never very focused, and Alan Arkin's Columbo-type flatfoot seems to uncannily know where to go at every turn. By the time the investigation is over, the whole thing has felt like a put-on to waste an hour of screen time.

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The Aviator Review


Excellent
The mythology of Howard Hughes is quite possibly bigger than the man could ever live up to. Already the subject of a handful of movies and over 100 books, the particulars of the Hughes legend are widely known. But leave it to Martin Scorsese to spin the eccentric's life into a more coherent -- if sprawling -- mass.

As its title would imply, The Aviator focuses Hughes through the lens of the airplane, his greatest passion in the world. Hughes is known for many things -- business, movies, his women, hypochondria, political scandal (the lattermost is barely touched in this film) -- but it's his love of and scientific advances with aircraft that have had the most lasting effects on society.

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Love, Honour And Obey Review


OK
A gangster movie with a sarcastic slant, Love, Honour and Obey seeks to entertain without mental stimulation. It's not The Godfather or The Sopranos, but instead a loose string of scenes brought together in bits and spurts to tell a simple story.

Ray (Ray Winstone, Nil By Mouth and The War Zone) is the boss of the south London mob. Jude (Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley and eXistenZ) is his obedient nephew, and Jonny (Jonny Lee Miller, Afterglow and Trainspotting) is Jude's buddy who wants a piece of the action. Once Jude gets Jonny invited to take part in the proceedings, he gets a little big for his britches, causing trouble with the north London blokes.

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Cold Mountain Review


Weak
Masterpiece Theater meets Mayberry in Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain, a stodgy and superfluous adaptation of Charles Frazier's Civil War romance novel that's every bit as unconvincing as it's meant to be epic. Frigid and detached to the point of numbness, the passionless period piece is too staged, too dry, and too silly to matter, though Minghella earns bonus points for staying consistently dishonest and uneven from start to finish.

Minghella tells Mountain in two parts that fail to complement each other. In one, wounded Civil War soldier Inman (Jude Law) reaches his breaking point on Virginia's blood-soaked battlefields and decides he can't spend another day without his true love, Ada (Nicole Kidman). So he puts down his rifle and begins the long walk back to Cold Mountain, N.C. Meanwhile, back home, Ada struggles to maintain her father's house after the man passes away in a disgustingly symbolic rainstorm. She accepts help from the town tomboy (Renée Zellweger) and learns a thing or two about patience, hope, and independence in the face of danger.

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Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow Review


Extraordinary
Good science fiction is so hard to come by. Usually reserved for big Memorial Day and Independence Day releases, what are the odds that a film snuck into the middle of September is going to be a great one? Pretty good, as it turns out: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow isn't just the best sci-fi flick since Minority Report, it's also one of the best films of the year, making wannabe event movies like Spider-Man 2 look like chump change.

Drawing from pulp, noir, and classic comics for his inspiration, director Kerry Conran - in his film debut - creates an entire new universe for us to soak up, based right here on earth. Ostensibly set in an alternate version of the late 1930s/early 1940s (and notably pre-WWII), the film is filled with the technological promises of many a World's Fair. Planes can turn into submarines. Entire cities can float in the sky. Robots 100 feet tall can parade through the streets. And everyone wears a hat. (As an aside, Conran really wants to disorient you with the setting; look closely at the newspaper in the beginning and you'll see it's clearly dated sometime in the 2000s.)

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Alfie Review


Weak
With his insatiable appetite for the opposite sex, his cockney British chirp and his healthy confidence in his own good looks, Jude Law's modern-day Romeo romping through Alfie is a smoother-talking Austin Powers without the adolescent giggles.

How much is too much when it comes to Law? Before the female readers answer, consider this: The handsome Brit has his well-manicured hands in three current projects and will release three more films between now and year's end. Needless to say, your tolerance for Law's antics will determine how much you'll enjoy Alfie. Director Charles Shyer's mixed bag of tricks includes a continuous conversation through the imaginary fourth wall and a camera lens that's terrified to let Law wander too far out of frame.

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Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events Review


Good
This film lives up entirely to its title. The events are as follows: Death of parents by fire, three siblings turned into victims of their closest relative, deception, escapes, disguises, greed, murder attempted and accomplished, evil genius, egomania, abduction, forced marriage, and more wickedness than we might want to witness.

It also has the genius of a multi-disguised Jim Carrey, the narrative voice (and silhouetted presence) of a finely articulated Jude Law, and a basis in a best-selling series of books, 18 million copies of which have been sold since 1999. The movie has seamless effects, inspired inventiveness, and a serious dramatic "problem." More on that below.

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Road To Perdition Review


Essential
Murder is a cold and senseless act. Those who make it their life must by necessity be hard and brutal men. Road to Perdition never flinches away from that, but somehow, in the emotionally empty lives of mafia killers, finds warmth, depth, and soul.

This second film from American Beauty director Sam Mendes presents a highly stylized and muddied look into the world of the Irish mob. Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks) is at the center of it, as mob boss John Rooney's (Paul Newman) personal "Angel of Death." Raised as Rooney's son, Sullivan and his family have been given an idyllic life, marred only by the secrecy of Sullivan's dastardly work. But when his oldest son Michael Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin) witnesses dad taking care of business, their world is shattered, as mob boss Rooney's overeager son murders Sullivan's wife and youngest child in response. Now, Sullivan must put his loyalty to the test to protect his oldest son Michael and buy a life for them both.

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I ? Huckabees Review


Good

The one philosophy behind the existential screwball comedy "I ? Huckabees" (pronounce the ? as "heart") is that there is no one philosophy. A satire of spiritual gurus, self-help and other psychological gimmickry, it makes its point by being so esoteric and cerebrally akimbo that it will likely divide audiences between those who find its deliberately abstruse discombobulation amusing and to the point, and those who find it just abstruse and discombobulated.

Written and directed by David O. Russell, the observant and darkly comical wit behind the Gulf War derision "Three Kings," the ensemble storyline whirlpools around Albert Markovski (Jason Schwartzman), an unhinged and obsessive young environmentalist who has seen the open-space preservation group he chartered slip through his fingers and into the hands of a snake-oil-charming corporate stooge named Brad Stand (Jude Law). Brad is, in fact, an executive at Huckabees -- a slick, corporate retailer with a habit of moving into small towns and building megastores where there had once been open space.

With his failure causing him to question his whole life, Albert seeks metaphysical peace of mind from Bernard and Vivian Jaffe (Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin), a pair of unconventional, off-kilter and out-of-sync private eyes who specialize in solving the mysteries of their clients' inner turmoil. Soon they are, quite conspicuously, following Albert to work, peering through his windows, digging through his trash, and pairing him up with another lost soul as a partner in intellectual recovery -- Tommy (Mark Wahlberg), a blue-collar lug of a firefighter whose eye-opening visit inside his own head has rapidly become a slide into bemused Nihilism.

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Alfie Review


Good

Playing an inveterate womanizer as a sympathetic hero didn't work especially well for Michael Caine in 1966's "Alfie." He was Oscar-nominated for the performance, but his title character was a misogynistic, egomaniacal cad -- taking advantage of vulnerable women, then disposing of them offhandedly. Even when a vague health problem became a plot point meant to turn his life around, there was still nothing redeemable about the jerk.

On the other hand, in this year's "Alfie" remake, the irresistible Jude Law plays a more credibly charismatic and playful playboy whose contented superficiality steadily gives way to emerging self-awareness and perceptible depth -- which surprises even Alfie himself.

As the wily rake admits -- frankly, charmingly and direct-to-camera -- his concurrent affairs with a bevy of Manhattan beauties are a product of good looks, practiced flattery, an upscale metrosexual wardrobe, his English accent and the fact that he drives a limo.

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Jude Law
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Jude Law

Date of birth

29th December, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.82


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