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This weekend just gone saw two critically-reviled movies top the box office charts of the Us and the UK. In America, Michael Bay's fourth and longest Transformers movie, Transformers: Age Of Extinction, hit the number one spot, eating up around $100m of business in its opening weekend. And that's just in America. The film has hit $300m worldwide, and it lands in British cinemas this weekend.
It might find unexpected competition, however. For over the weekend here in Blighty, Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie, a far more economical enterprise than Mr Bay's latest opus, helped itself to a staggering £4.3m in its first weekend. It crushed The Fault In Our Stars, the previous number one, and outperformed any number of blockbuster films in their opening weekend. Mrs Brown's Boys is a genuine movie smash hit. »
At the time of its release, Tim Henman was the UK's biggest hope, but it had got to the point where we were so desperate to see a British champion, we had to make a movie about it just so we can pretend what it's actually like.
I say 'we', but the film was actually written by two Americans and a Canadian, and that does explain a lot when it comes to classic British stereotypes and fantastical depictions of London. However, it was directed by a Brit, Richard Loncraine.
The movie shows just how highly regarded and romanticised the Wimbledon Tennis Championships are around the world. It's hard to imagine a similar film titled French Open.
People aren’t perfect—and famous people are no exception. Every now and again, an actress will utter an insulting slur. An actor will get caught in a sex scandal. A politician won’t be able to keep it in his pants. Things happen. And yet, as Gary Oldman discovered this week, being in the spotlight means having to ‘fess up about your lesser moments in the court of public opinion. The public mea culpa has become a form of performance art (and not just because Shia Labeouf once tried to turn it into actual performance art).
What’s the »
- Jackson McHenry
East End Film Festival has unveiled its 2014 award winners, bringing 13th edition to a close.
White Shadow has won the Best Feature award at this year’s East End Film Festival (Eeff).
Noaz Deshe’s debut feature is set in Tanzania and, focusing on a young albino, is an exploration of folk religion.
The film was chosen by a jury comprising of Eeff’s director-in-residence Sebastian Hofmann, Screen International chief film critic Mark Adams, BFI director of partnerships Eddie Berg, English photographer and video artist Gillian Wearing and screenwriter Peter Straughan.
Deshe will be invited to the festival in 2015 as director-in-residence.
In addition, Tom Berninger’s Mistaken for Strangers was named Best Documentary by a jury comprising British film-makers Iain Forsythe and Jane Pollard, director Emad Burnat, documentary film-maker Tristan Anderson and BBC Storyville’s Shanida Scotland.
The inaugural Accession Award, championing the art of cinematography, was judged by Barry Ackroyd and awarded to Jonathan Fairburn’s [link »
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Kissing-in-the-rain scenes are nothing new to film, but the wet smooch in The Notebook is one of the most iconic of its kind. Audiences went nuts for Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling when the film came out in 2004, and the fever has continued through today. The pair’s chemistry is palpable, so much so that they dated in real life. Even today, women everywhere demand the “Notebook kiss” of their boyfriends (or was that just me?).
But the rain kiss in Nick Cassavetes’ romance to end all romance films is not alone. So, in honor of the film’s 10th anniversary, »
- C. Molly Smith
Blessed with more stars than a clear night in the Arctic, comedy writer Richard Curtis completes the romantic hat-trick that began with Four Weddings and Notting Hill. A mostly London-based collection of loosely interweaving vignettes, it gathers together lonely hearts from all over London - including the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) - while Colin Firth provides a little French diversion. Bill Nighy scores the most laughs as an ageing rocker. »
Kate Winslet stepped into the spotlight nearly two decades ago with films like Sense and Sensibility with Hugh Grant and Titanic with Leonardo DiCaprio, and her impressive career has wowed us ever since. In addition to her big-screen fame, she's also made many glamorous appearances, and her most recent event prompted us to look back at her many glitzy red carpets through the years. Kate is a star who basically doesn't age; in fact, she's only gotten more stunning over time. Take a look at her red carpet rewind below, including some sweet snaps with Hugh Jackman and Johnny Depp and plenty of sexy moments. »
- Alyse Whitney
Growing links between Hollywood and China were in focus as the Shanghai Film Festival opened over the weekend, with Nicole Kidman, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Hugh Grant, John Cusack and Gong Li adding glamor and a fistful of deals were announced. As around 400 film celebrities from China and overseas gathered in the country’s biggest city, there were deals going on between Hollywood and China behind the scenes. Exclusive Photos Johnny Depp's First Trip to China Cusack and Adrien Brody were unveiled as cast members in the most expensive Chinese-language movie ever to go into production, Jackie Chan's $65 million
- Clifford Coonan
The 17th edition of the festival got under way on a warm Saturday night at the city’s Grand Theater.
Organizers promised some 400 stars from Greater China. Those leading the pageant included Jackie Chan, Shanghai festival jury president Gong Li, Lin Chiling, John Woo, Liu Yifei, Gao Yuanyuan, Nicholas Tse and Wang Jingchun.
At the opening ceremony itself Kidman received an outstanding contribution award, presented to her by Grant and Woo. Director Jiang Wen, whose upcoming “Gone With The Bullets” is expected to be a year end hit, received a prize for his contribution to Chinese cinema.
- Patrick Frater
More than 400 international and local film celebrities will descend on China’s financial hub and most cosmopolitan city on June 14 for the opening ceremony of the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival. Nicole Kidman will receive an outstanding contribution award from Hugh Grant and John Woo at the opening ceremony, while artist Qin Yi will honor Jiang Wen with the Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Film Award. Among other names expected at the opening ceremony are Kirsten Dunst, John Cusack, Hayden Christensen, who features in Nicholas Powell's Outcast, Wolf Totem director Jean-Jacques Annaud and Yukisada Isao, as well as Korean stars
- Clifford Coonan
The salacious docu-series Hollywood Scandals is coming back to Reelz with all new episodes premiering July 10th. In honor of the series' return, we’ve calibrated our gerbil-powered awkward meter and put together a list of the hottest celebrity scandals to ever hit the headlines.
The Richard Gere Rumor
Everyone has heard the rumor about Richard Gere and a small, domesticated, and possibly de-clawed rodent, but it’s one of those stories that no one really has an actual, credible source to cite. We're guessing Gere isn't pleased about it, but this likely fictitious scandal seems to have stuck.
Back in 2010, Schwarzenegger was a semi-retired action star who was married to a member of the unofficial American Royal Family and had started a rather successful new career in politics. Then in 2011 the story broke that he had fathered an illegitimate child with the family’s longtime housekeeper. Though »
- REELZ staff
"The Fault in Our Stars" writer John Green is the latest best-selling Ya author to have his novel adapted from page to screen, and the results are overwhelmingly positive. Although not all of his peers have have been quite as lucky, the Ya community is filled with writers hoping their work -- which has been optioned, is in development, or is just a month or so away from hitting the big screen -- will manage to satisfy both existing fans of the book and moviegoers who've never heard of the book.
We caught up with several young adult authors at the annual Book Expo America, and found out which adaptations are their personal favorites, and the results range from childhood classics ("A Christmas Carol") to newer, trippier fare ("Adaptation"). Here are 11 Ya authors' picks for best adaptation.
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- Sandie Angulo Chen
It's called the Guys Choice Awards, but Spike TV's 2014 show is all about Hollywood's sexiest women. With the support of former costars Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock took home the decade of hotness award when the show took place last Saturday. As for the most desirable woman honor, that trophy went to none other than Rihanna, who got silly with Aaron Paul backstage. Meanwhile, Cameron Diaz was all smiles with her Sex Tape costar Jason Segel, and Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, and Jessica Alba formed a trifecta on stage and behind the scenes. Keep reading to see the best pictures before the show airs on Spike TV today at 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central! »
- Nick Maslow
David Walton plays successful songwriter and bachelor Will Freeman on NBC's single camera sitcom "About a Boy." During our recent webcam chat (watch below), the actor talked candidly about the unexpected growth of his character over the first breakout season of the show: “Will on the outside is this very selfish, very self-involved immature guy who doesn’t admit he really cares about anything, but on the inside, he’s slowly waking up and he’s actually got quite a big heart that he never really realized.” -Break- Join the heated Emmy discussions going on right now in the Gold Derby message boards The show centres on Walton's character, whose perfect world is turned upside down when single mom Fiona (Oscar and Emmy nominee Minnie Driver) and her 11-year-old son Marcus (Benjamin Stockham) move in next door. It is based on the 1998 Nick Hornby book and the 2002 film starring Hugh Grant. »
Sandra Bullock is a beautiful actress and the sexy brunette has turned on guys for decades and gets a nod of appreciation at Spike Guys' Choice Awards. Sandra was honored with the Decade of Hotness prize and the 49-year-old actress was joined on stage by three of her past co-stars, Hugh Grant, Keanu Reeves and Matthew McConaughey at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California, as she was presented with the antler trophy, a tiara, a sash, and a bouquet of roses. After receiving her award, she quipped: ''I feel like I'm at my funeral. Decade of Hotness ... My question was what decade? I have several under my belt. It should really be Decade of Hot Mess. That I can own and I do that well and I'm still convinced I'm up here because someone dropped out and they needed someone quickly and we know I'm home on Saturdays. »
Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will receive the 28th American Cinematheque Award this year. The award will be presented at the Cinematheque's annual benefit gala on Oct. 21, when colleagues will pay tribute to the actor who won an Oscar for “Dallas Buyers Club” this year. See video: Matthew McConaughey, Keanu Reeves, Hugh Grant Give Sandra Bullock ‘Decade of Hotness’ Award “Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of what a Hollywood star should be — an adventurous, joyous and evergrowing talent combined with matinee-idol looks and an unshakeable sense of who he is and what he stands for,” American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita. »
- Alex Reed
Taped last Saturday, June 7, Spike Guys Choice 2014 will air on the network June 11 at 9pm Et/Pt. This is the eighth annual installment of the ceremony that celebrates all things “guy.” Among the notable honorees at Guys Choice 2014 are Sandra Bullock, who is awarded the “Decade of Hotness” honor — “one of the night’s highest honors,” according to a Spike TV release. As you can see from the photo of Bullock here, she and other Guys Choice honorees receive an award known as “mantlers.” Bullock received her award on Saturday from Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant and Keanu … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
Sandra Bullock has amassed a long list of leading men in her life since launching her showbiz career over 26 years ago, and three of them showed up at Spike TV's Guys Choice awards to present the Oscar winner with the prestigious prize for a “Decade of Hotness.” Hugh Grant, who co-starred with Bullock in the 2002 rom-com “Two Weeks Notice,” kicked off the presentation before handing the microphone over to her “Speed” and “Lake House” co-star Keanu Reeves. Also read: Sandra Bullock's House Broken Into, Suspect Booked for Residential Burglary “You are one of a kind, and you are most definitely, »
- Greg Gilman
The 49-year-old Oscar-winning actress was presented with the golden 'mantlers', a bouquet of red roses and a diamond tiara by former on-screen (and rumoured off-screen) love interests Keanu Reeves, Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey.
She starred opposite McConaughey in John Grisham's A Time to Kill in '96, with the pair going on to date for two years. She also shared the silver screen with Grant in 2002's romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice.
Spike boss Casey Patterson has revealed that the network has long wanted to give Bullock the Decade of Hotness prize, explaining: "We've »
Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles on Sunday evening. While this was a celebration of men, the event quickly turned into ladies' night. Sandra Bullock, who is about to turn 50, was presented with a big honor from previous costars Matthew McConaughey, Hugh Grant, and Keanu Reeves. Rihanna and Victoria's Secret models Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen were also given a coveted Mantler Award. Check out the video to get the full scoop! »
- Becca Frucht
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