Screen Junkies » judi dench http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:20:35 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Ian McKellen And Judi Dench Agree To Be In ‘The Curse Of The Buxon Strumpet’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ian-mckellen-and-judi-dench-agree-to-be-in-the-curse-of-the-buxon-strumpet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ian-mckellen-and-judi-dench-agree-to-be-in-the-curse-of-the-buxon-strumpet/#comments Wed, 18 May 2011 17:30:57 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=212645 Along with a cast of really polite zombies.

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For whatever reason, the big trend in Hollywood now seems to be zombies in period attire. It started with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and is continuing with The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet, which gets my vote for Most Bizarre Title of the Day, British Category. It’s set to star Ian McKellen and Judi Dench, along with Gillian Anderson and Mark Williams. The movie is based on the director Matthew Butler’s 2010 short film “E’gad Zombies,” which also had an appearance and narration from McKellen. Here’s what it’s about, and if it makes you feel ill, simply retire to your fainting couch:

“The film is set in the 18th century, and follows a struggling poet, William Filthe, in love with an unattainable woman, Vanity Banks, who has to fend off a zombie infestation in their small village of Upper Trollop.”

It’s quite a cast for a movie that came from such humble beginnings. Perhaps this movie will be the thinking man’s answer to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies – the Phantom of the Paradise to its Rocky Horror Picture Show, if you will. (Screen Daily)

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Stephen Root Is An FBI Cooperator http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/stephen-root-is-an-fbi-cooperator/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/stephen-root-is-an-fbi-cooperator/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:04:26 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29547 Stephen Root should be in more movies, so this is good news.

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Character actor Stephen Root (Red State) has a way of turning up in unlikely places, especially now that he’s escaped from the comedy ghetto of his earlier work. Now, he’s been added to the already-in-production J. Edgar from drama ghetto denizen Clint Eastwood.

He’s joining a pretty impressive cast, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the titular role of FBI head J. Edgar (Hoover), The Social Network‘s Armie Hammer as J. Edgar‘s “companion” Clyde Tolson, and Judi Dench as J. Edgar’s mother.

All right-thinking film fans should be excited about this, because Stephen Root is one of the most fascinating people to watch in movies today. And if you’re skeptical about his ability to be in serious dramas, see his recent work in No Country For Old Men and the TV series”Justified.” (via The Playlist)

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Judi Dench And Michelle Monaghan Together At Last! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-and-michelle-monaghan-want-better-living-through-chemistry/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-and-michelle-monaghan-want-better-living-through-chemistry/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:22:00 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26682 Judi Dench and Michelle Monaghan want 'Better Living Through Chemistry'.

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This weekend, unbeknownst to you, there were movie deals being signed in blood over at the European Film Market in Berlin. One of these deals involves a neo-noir thriller entitled Better Living Through Chemistry, which is now set to star Judi Dench and Michelle Monaghan. They’re joining Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Garner, who have been attached for a few months now. Here’s what the movie’s about:

“[A] pharmacist (Renner) who begins a prescription drug-fueled affair with a trophy wife (Garner) that leads to the two plotting to kill her husband.”

That sounds pretty cool, actually. The movie is to be written and directed by David Posamentier and Geoff Moore, probably during a 4-month prescription drug binge. I hope there’s Cialis involved! (The Playlist)

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Judi Dench To Collect Her Seventh ‘Bond’ Paycheck http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-to-collect-her-seventh-bond-paycheck/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-to-collect-her-seventh-bond-paycheck/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 21:20:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=22826 Good news! James Bond still has a stern boss!! Husky-eyed, aristotle, British old lady, Dame Judi Dench will once again reprise the role of M in Sam Mendes's take on the material.

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Good news! James Bond still has a stern boss!! Husky-eyed, aristotle, British old lady, Dame Judi Dench will once again reprise the role of M in Sam Mendes‘s take on the material. Originally joining the franchise along with Pierce Brosnan with GoldenEye, Bond 23 will mark her seventh performance as the character. M is Bond’s commanding officer within British Intelligence. She knows he’s always the man for the job, even if she doesn’t approve of his actions.

When approached for the role, Dench probably responded, “Of course, dear child. Why the heavens wouldn’t I? I did appear in The Chronicles Of Riddick after all.” (MI6)

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Eastwood Confirms Dame Judi Dench for Dame ‘J. Edgar’ Biopic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eastwood-confirms-judi-dench-for-j-edgar-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eastwood-confirms-judi-dench-for-j-edgar-biopic/#comments Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:00:20 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=13608 Clint Eastwood has confirmed that Dame Judi Dench will star in his upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic, J. Edgar. The director also claims that Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron are likely to appear in the film.

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Clint Eastwood has confirmed that Dame Judi Dench will star in his upcoming J. Edgar Hoover biopic, J. Edgar. The director also claims that Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron are likely to appear in the film.

“The script is a very good script and we were all preparing it and he [DiCaprio] liked the script. He actually volunteered for it… We think she [Theron] will be in the film. And Judi Dench is definitely in the film and there we are.”

I guess it should come as no surprise that Dench is on board. After all, who else could pull off such a convincing Hoover? Yeah, I know that was a cheap shot, but the Roy Cohn joke I had planned would have flown straight over your heads, so let’s just put it behind us and call it a day. (Latino Review)

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Judi Dench Joins ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-joins-pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-joins-pirates-of-the-caribbean-on-stranger-tides/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 17:00:04 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=6954 Dame Judi Dench has signed on for a cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Not surprisingly, Latino Review is reporting that Dame Judi will play a noblewoman.

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Dame Judi Dench has signed on for a cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Not surprisingly, Latino Review is reporting that Dame Judi will play a noblewoman.

Director Rob Marshall asked Dench to play a cameo role in which Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) escaped into a carriage with a noblewoman (Dench). As Sparrow used his charm, he also managed to rob her.

This entire “carriage of a noblewoman” setup is very reminiscent of a scene from the classic 2005 adult film, Pirates, staring Jesse Jane and Evan Stone. Will Dench be in the running for AVN’s “Best New Starlet” award this year? Only time will tell.

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