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Hugh Grant is offering a £1,000 reward for the return of was medals belonging to a blind WWII veteran. The medals, belonging to 95-year-old Alfred Barlow, went missing at an auto service station during a pilgrimage to Normandy, France. Related: Hugh Grant Recreates His ‘Love Actually’ Dance Scene For ‘Red Nose Day Actually’ Trailer A D-Day veteran […] »
- Corey Atad
Ryan Gosling, Christopher Nolan, Luc Besson, Tom Holland, Jack Black and Nick Jonas were among those that hit the stage today for the kickoff of CineEurope, the European exhibition convention here in Barcelona. Others, such as Dwayne Johnson, Hugh Grant, Nick Park and Jk Rowling, appeared via video message to promote upcoming projects. The studios presenting today included Studiocanal, Sony and Warner Bros. Meanwhile, as a sign of the changing times, Amazon has its first… »
Four more reader questions to kick off the weekend. Wheeee. As ever, I'd love to hear your answers to these questions thrown my way.
Matt St Clair: Is there an unseen awards contender this year that you are hoping doesn't fail?
Nathaniel: My "please let this be successful" hopes reside with Blade Runner 2049 (because the original's reputation being tarnished would be such a pity), The Greatest Showman (because musicals Must continue to thrive) and Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (because it's infinitely annoying that Annette Bening doesn't have an Oscar yet and didn't even get nominated for such gorgeous work in 20th Century Women). While we're well- wishing please let Wonderstruck, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and The Florida Project could be bigger hits than usual for Todd Haynes, John Cameron Mitchell, and Sean Baker, since they're three of our most distinctive American auteurs. I could »
- NATHANIEL R
Kumail Nanjiani is having a banner year. Not only is he a Silicon Valley highlight with exciting projects on the horizon, he’s also the co-writer and star of an acclaimed new romantic comedy, The Big Sick (which we loved). In the wake of this success, Nanjiani took on a moment on Twitter last night to reflect on his favorite childhood movie and how he came to revisit it upon the release of The Big Sick.
It’s a beautiful, affirming story that serves as a symbol of the role art can serve in our lives, the ways in which a single movie/song/book can come to shape our sensibilities and provide an emotional resonance that ripples throughout adulthood.
- Randall Colburn
Despite its title, “My Cousin Rachel” is not a family comedy set over a Bat Mitzvah weekend in New Jersey, though it might yield similar audience demographics. Rather, it is a moody period romance from “Notting Hill” director Roger Michell starring Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin, and one of a diminishing breed of mid-budget studio dramas.
Of course, the title wouldn’t have been so funny when the novel came out in 1951, written by Daphne du Maurier. The twentieth century British author and playwright’s work has inspired many great films over the years, including Nicholas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now” (1973), starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie, as well as two from Alfred Hitchcock (“Rebecca” and “The Birds”). Lesser known is 1952 version of “My Cousin Rachel,” starring Richard Burton and Olivia de Havilland. Though classified as a romance novelist, her stories are more about the darker side of love and its obsessive qualities, »
- Jude Dry
Bella Hadid had the right sized uniform, but oversized equipment, as she took in some French Open action. Bella rocked a miniskirt in her tight white Nike tennis outfit Saturday at Roland Garros Stadium while watching the Women's Singles Final. Jelena Ostapenko staged a huge comeback to beat Simona Halep. Serena Williams didn't compete this year -- she's a little bit pregnant in case you haven't heard -- but was on hand to watch this »
- TMZ Staff
Do you not think that Maurice’s moustache would be the making of him?
No. It’s revolting.
This exchange about an hour into Merchant-Ivory’s 1987 classic gem Maurice, made me laugh so hard. There are so many moustaches in Maurice. It must’ve been the fashion in Edwardian England. But Hugh Grant’s Clive Durham is right, Maurice’s is revolting. But then how come later on he grows one even more revolting. In the world of Maurice, moustaches are the ultimate boner killers.
Maurice (James Wilby) and Grant’s Clive meet when they are students at Cambridge in 1909 and fall in love. Their relationship means a bit more to Maurice, he’s so smitten. And who wouldn’t be infatuated with Grant at the height of his floppy haired gorgeousness. Clive though always keeps him at an arm’s length, never succumbing to carnality. And we »
- Murtada Elfadl
Now more than ever, the world could use a laugh. This bizarre, in-progress century has already produced any number of great comedies, which is to say that many of your (and our) favorites were left out: sorry, “Toy Story 3”; sorry, “Knocked Up.” As we tend to lean toward the indie side — and away from certain men-behaving-badly movies — there are also some titles on here that you might not have seen.
There are even some you may not consider to be straightforward comedies. You may not think of “Lost in Translation” or “Mistress America” as laugh riots, but we felt it best to be broad in our approach — any movie that balances its darker shades with cathartic humor was eligible. You’ll notice that we like women and Working Title (the British production company responsible for several titles on this list), which is to say: This is less a definitive »
- Michael Nordine and Anne Thompson
Logan Lucky, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mountain Between Us, and more make our weekly movie newsLogan Lucky, Murder on the Orient Express, The Mountain Between Us, and more make our weekly movie newsZachary Dent6/2/2017 2:41:00 Pm
This week we got a pile of new trailers thrown our way! We've got those, plus a couple of posters and clips in this week's movie news!
A new trailer and poster dropped for Logan Lucky this week! This one's from director Steven Soderbergh who brought us classics like the Ocean's franchise and Magic Mike. Logan Lucky follows two brothers (Channing Tatum and Adam Driver) who attempt to pull off a heist during a Nascar race in North Carolina. It's got a star-studded cast with the likes of Daniel Craig, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Katherine Waterston, and Seth MacFarlane. The trailer is an absolute blast and we already suspect some award »
- Zachary Dent
Louisa Mellor Jun 1, 2017
Some exciting new UK drama and comedy commissions are making their way to TV over the next year or so…
We know, we know. You still have two episodes of Fargo season two before you can think about starting season three. You’ve already fallen behind on American Gods. Your planner memory is chock-a-block with Big Little Lies and that Oj Simpson thing and some Spanish prison series your workmate bullied you into recording. You’re struggling to make time for Twin Peaks. New Game Of Thrones is just around the corner. And guess what, Netflix UK have just added a whole new season of It’s Always Sunny, those sods. You need a list of new TV show recommendations like you need a hole in the head.
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And yet, as long as they keep making them, we’ll keep recommending them. »
Trailers, trailers, trailers are coming at you in our daily movie news!
The first trailer just dropped for Paddington 2! Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. For anyone who saw the first Paddington, it looks like there's more wholesome family fun coming your way. This one stars Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington. Check out the trailer below and see Paddington 2 in Cineplex theatres on January 12th, 2018!
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- Zachary Dent
Just days after The Weinstein Company set a January 2018 release date for the upcoming sequel Paddington 2, the studio had unveiled the first teaser trailer for this upcoming sequel. Along with the trailer, The Weinstein Company has also unveiled the first nine photos featuring Paddington Bear, along with a first look at new characters Knuckles McGinty (Brendan Gleeson), Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant) and the returning members of the Brown family.
The Weinstein Company debuted this new trailer earlier today, which opens with Paddington Bear starting his new job as a window cleaner, but it doesn't go too well. After realizing that he can't lift the bucket of soapy water needed to clean these windows up the ladder, he devises a pulley system of sorts, which doesn't work out as planned for this beloved bear. This trailer also gives us a glimpse of Peter Capaldi's Mr. Curry, who returns from the original movie, »
When it comes to choosing godparents, people often pick those closest to them to inspire and provide guidance to their child. So it's no surprise that most celebrity kids end up with very big stars influencing their upbringing. Steven Spielberg is godfather to a pair of huge stars, Drew Barrymore and Gwyneth Paltrow, and Nicole Richie's got two superstar goddads of her own. Michelle Williams's little girl, Matilda Ledger, calls Jake Gyllenhaal and Busy Philipps her honorary parents, while Courteney Cox looked to Bff Jennifer Aniston to take the role of godmother to her daughter, Coco Arquette. See more sets of surprising celebrity godparents, including Elton John, Hugh Grant, and Lady Gaga, when you scroll through now. »
- Brittney Stephens
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In the film, based on a series of children’s books by Michael Bond that launched in 1958, Grant plays a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years. Meanwhile, Gleeson plays a notorious safecracker and strongman who becomes Paddington's unexpected ally.
The sequel also stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Madeleine Harris, as well as Ben Whishaw as the voice of the titular bear. Paul King again directs the Heyday Films and StudioCanal follow-up, »
- Ashley Lee
Paddington is back with his usual slapstick as a less-than-successful window washer in the first teaser trailer for the sequel.
The well-intentioned bear faces the task of getting a heavy bucket of water up a ladder, but winds up with the bucket on his head. “You’re aware that a bear is on your roof?” a constable inquires of a local resident.
“Paddington 2” stars Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, and Brendan Gleeson. Ben Whishaw and Imelda Staunton, who provide the voices of Paddington and Aunt Lucy, also reprise their roles.
The original “Paddington” opened in late 2014 and grossed nearly $270 million worldwide, including $76.2 million in the U.S. and $59.5 million in the U.K. The much-loved talking bear, who comes from Peru and loves marmalade, is based on a series of children’s books by Michael Bond that launched in 1958.
The sequel follows the bear, »
- Dave McNary
2014’s Paddington was a witty, charming little romp, delighting families the world over with the modern adventures of everyone’s favourite marmalade loving bear. You’ll be happy to hear a sequel is on it’s way, and we have the first trailer, as lovable and charming as the first movie. Ben Whishaw is back as the voice of Paddington, alongside the returning High Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters, with newcomers Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson coming on board for the tale of thief running amok in Winsdor Gardens. Check out the trailer below. Paddington 2 lands in cinemas this side of the pond on November 10th, before coming to the U.S. in early 2018. »
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Re-injecting the “family film” genre with some wit, joy, and all-around delight, Paddington emerged as one of the biggest surprises of the last few years. Thanks to the success of the adorable bear-led feature, a sequel is now around the corner and ahead of a U.K. release later this year and a U.S. release in early 2018, the first teaser trailer has now arrived.
Featuring newcomers Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson, along with the returning Ben Whishaw, Imelda Staunton, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Madeleine Harris, and Samuel Joslin, director Paul King has returned to direct. This time around, we follow our favorite bear as he attempts to purchase a present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, but when it gets stolen, he goes to track down the thief.
In this first teaser, we can see some more lovable hijinks ensue as the cast of characters, »
- Jordan Raup
"The hunt begins..." He's back! One of the surprise hits of 2014 was the live-action Paddington bear movie, which many critics said is actually much better than expected. So, of course, they whipped up a sequel in no time and now it's hitting theaters later this year. Paddington 2 opens in the UK in November and the first teaser trailer has arrived. Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. The very British cast includes Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Peter Capaldi, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Hugh Bonneville, with Ben Whishaw returning as the voice of Paddington, and Imelda Staunton as the voice of Aunt Lucy. This looks a bit zany and cheesy, but still lots of fun. Enjoy. Here's the first teaser trailer »
- Alex Billington
Author: Jon Lyus
Let’s start the day with a heart-warming story about an immigrant who contributed greatly to the happiness of those who took him in. Paddington 2 is coming, and director Paul King’s second blend of Movie-London live action and the genuinely impressive CG bear appears to be just as lovable and enticing as the first.
Two new cast members join the gang, namely Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson who will be appearing along with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington. Here are the studio-approved descriptions of the new players in this tale of Peruvian immigrance.
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Hugh Grant plays Windsor Gardens’ local celebrity, Phoenix Buchanan, a vain, charming acting legend whose star has fallen somewhat in recent years.
Brendan Gleeson plays “Knuckles” McGinty, a notorious »
- Jon Lyus
Pack the finest marmalade sandwiches and prepare for another grand adventure – the legendary little bear is back in today’s first-look teaser for Paddington 2.
Heralding the return of writer-director Paul King – who crafted a heartfelt sleeper hit two years ago, when the original Paddington charmed its way to a global cume of $268 million – StudioCanal’s CG/live-action sequel opens at a time when Paddington Bear is considered a permanent member of the Brown family. But there’s trouble brewing in Windsor Gardens. While moseying around a London antique shop, our fuzzy, pint-sized protagonist happens across a unique pop-up book, one which he deems to be the perfect present for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday.
So far, so Paddington. But when the book is stolen by a mystery thief, our kind-hearted lead is forced to scramble across the four corners of London. Skyfall and Spectre‘s Ben Whishaw is back in the voice booth, »
- Michael Briers
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