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About Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.

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Straight to Streaming: 10 of the Best Online-Only Movies

Everything about Mute — out today (February 23) — suggests a blockbuster movie: it stars a triumvirate of acting talent in Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux, it’s made by big-name director Duncan Jones, and its neon-drenched aesthetic is reminiscent of Blade Runner. And yet there won’t be lines around the block to watch Mute. Not because it isn’t very good, but […]

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First Look: Simon Pegg as Ogden Morrow in ‘Ready Player One’

We’ve finally got sight of Simon Pegg in the movie of best-selling sci-fi novel Ready Player One, thanks to set photos released exclusively through Empire on Monday (February 19). The Mission: Impossible star plays inventor Ogden “Og” Morrow, who works with the maverick James Halliday (Mark Rylance) to create the OASIS, a virtual reality game where people in the […]

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First Look: Jenna Coleman is a Grieving Mother in ‘The Cry’

The BBC has released two photos from child abduction drama The Cry, giving us our first look at Jenna Coleman in the lead role. As we reported last month, the former Doctor Who star plays a young mother called Joanna, whose life and marriage is overturned when her newborn baby goes missing while she’s visiting family in Australia. The story reminds […]

Presenter Emma Thompson speaks onstage during the 71st Annual Golden Globe Award at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

10 of the Most Memorable Moments From Award Shows

The 71st EE British Academy Film Awards take place in London this Sunday (February 18), with proceedings presided over by new host, the ever fabulous Joanna Lumley. Watch from 8/7c on BBC AMERICA to see who the big winners are, not to mention who makes the best speech and who gets the biggest laugh, of course. Below is […]

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Michelle Gomez Will Play the Villain in ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Reboot

Her time as Missy might have come to an end, but Michelle Gomez isn’t finished playing arch villains just yet. Variety reports the Doctor Who actress will play Mary Wardell, an evil teacher possessed by the devil in Netflix’s upcoming reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The new role certainly sounds familiar: One of Sabrina’s favorite teachers […]

Dev Patel visits the IWC booth during the Maison’s launch of its Jubilee Collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) on January 16, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. #IWC150

Dev Patel to Star in New Adaptation of ‘David Copperfield’ from the Creator of ‘Veep’

BAFTA winner Dev Patel is set to play David Copperfield in a new film by Veep creator Armando Iannucci. No, not that David Copperfield, silly. The one at the heart of Charles Dickens‘s 1850 novel, who suffers an impoverished and miserable childhood, before eventually becoming a successful and famous author. Dev is in good company. The character has been played in the past […]

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England.

Benedict Cumberbatch Narrates Classic Children’s Book Live on Stage

We’ll finally get to see Benedict Cumberbatch as the fearsome tiger Shere Khan when Mowgli opens later this year, and by the look of things he’s been getting in some practice for the role. Yesterday (February 13), the Sherlock star delighted audiences at a London book event by appearing on stage to read the classic British children’s book The Tiger Who Came to Tea. […]

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