You can’t get more British than this: very British actors Claire Foy (The Crown) and Paul Bettany (WandaVision, almost on The Crown) are set to star in BBC One and Amazon Studios’ A Very British Scandal, a limited series based on the divorce of a duke and duchess who are presumably much more famous (or maybe infamous) in the U.K. than in the U.S.
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James McAvoy (Split, The Chronicles of Narnia, Wanted) is set to star in a new version of My Son, a French missing person thriller which initially came out in 2017. Here’s the interesting part: McAvoy won’t be given a script or any lines of dialogue, so he’ll essentially be blindly making his way through the narrative in real time on the set. Read More »
Claire Foy‘s reign as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown has come to an end, but we haven’t seen the last of her. While Olivia Colman has taken over the role of the older Elizabeth, Foy will be returning for a flashback scene next season. The third season of the Netflix series about the monarchy recently premiered, and season 4 is currently in production.
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A new Saturday Night Live aired over the weekend, the first of three episodes closing out 2018 with a bang. First-time host Claire Foy (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, First Man) was a satisfying guest during a solid episode of the series, which featured two sketches that were very much lined up with our interests and deserved to be singled out.
First up, SNL created a commercial for Netflix and their seemingly endless creation of new streaming content each and every day, including a tease at some of their upcoming projects. But the real treat is a new take on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which explores the more disturbing side of living with in a house where all four of your grandparents sleep together in the same bed. Read More »
Claire Foy has only recently found fame in the United States thanks to her starring role in The Crown, not to mention leading The Girl in the Spider’s Web and a pivotal supporting role in First Man. But she brought her acting skills to Studio 8H in an impressive way for her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, doing what great hosts do by blending in with the rest of the cast. She wasn’t always given much to do in some of the sketches, but the ones that did benefited greatly from her presence.
So let’s dig into the best and worst sketches of the Claire Foy hosted Saturday Night Live.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the prestigious 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Plus, take a look back at some of the original cinematic universes that came together before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and listen as Claire Foy takes a look back at the memorable characters she’s played in her career so far. Read More »
There are only three more episodes of Saturday Night Live to come in 2018, and NBC has announced the final three hosts of the year, and it’s quite the line-up of talent.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web star Claire Foy was already announced to host this weekend’s December 1 episode, but two more hosts for the December 8 and December 15 episodes have been announced, and they should be pretty fun. Read More »
First Man isn’t an average biopic. Damien Chazellle‘s drama is not a collection of CliffsNotes or an aggrandizing portrait of its subject, the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, who’s played with steel and vulnerability by Ryan Gosling. For a story as sprawling as the race to the moon, Chazelle and screenwriter Josh Singer crafted a thrillingly stripped down, point of view-driven, and as Singer says, repetitive and frustrating story more about loss than victory.
The emphasis on character and mood, not just major events and facts we all know, is a breath of fresh air in the time of the year where we generally sit through mind-numbing and by-the-numbers bio films. Those movies tend to be very easily digestible and risk-adverse stories, but First Man, on the other hand, is uncompromising in its vision and willing to challenge its audience. The journey for Neil Armstrong wasn’t easy, so why would the movie be? It’s another unshakable experience from Chazelle and screenwriter Josh Singer, who won an Academy Award for co-writing Spotlight.
Singer recently told us about his collaboration with the La La Land director, his tireless research and depicting the moon landing, and the haunting final image of First Man.
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Even though the end of the year brings plenty of awards season titles to the table, that doesn’t mean everything else goes into hiding. There are still plenty of movies coming over the next couple months bringing chills, thrills, excitement and laughs. The release of Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, might be a little light on the latter when it hits theaters in a couple weeks. But a new clip shows it will have plenty of suspense and action. Plus, who knows, maybe there’s a chance Claire Foy could land an Oscar nomination.
Watch The Girl in the Spider’s Web clip below. Read More »
The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. Director Fede Alvarez, who captivated audiences with the suspenseful thriller Don’t Breath a couple years ago, is behind The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a sequel to David Fincher’s 2011 Dragon Tattoo remake. This time, The Crown star Claire Foy plays hacker Lisbeth Salander, and she’s earning much of the praise from critics in the first batch of reviews.
Find out what they’re saying about the film in our early buzz round-up below. Read More »