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"By Grabthar's hammer, you shall be avenged!"
The late Alan Rickman's famous Galaxy Quest war cry was likely on the minds of the fans who laid their eyes upon the trailer for Fox's new star-spanning sitcom The Orville. The upcoming series, created by and starring Family Guy architect Seth MacFarlane, focuses on a crew of space travelers aboard a ship called — you guessed it — The U.S.S. Orville, with Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) serving as an unlikely and untalented starship captain.
This week, Fox released the first official trailer for The Orville, a show that clearly wears »
- Josh Wigler
Sometimes Emily Hampshire slips into character during dates.
Things get awkward, the Canadian actress tells Et, when her courter suddenly realizes that she's not Stevie Budd, the deadpan, buttoned-up motel clerk she hilariously portrays on Pop TV's Schitt's Creek, which just finished airing a critically acclaimed third season earlier this year. In fact, Hampshire, who frequently breaks into uproarious giggle fits during our freewheeling interview, couldn't be more infectiously giddy and refreshingly forthcoming.
"I feel bad that I'm not Stevie for them, that I'm not as cool as Stevie," the 35-year-old actress says. "They meet me and they're like, 'Oh, you're way more animated than Stevie is.' I can hear the disappointment in their voice."
That's when, she acknowledges, "I try to overcompensate for not being Stevie."
So then they get Jennifer Goines, the brainy but unhinged heroine she plays on Syfy's 12 Monkeys. If you know Jennifer, you know this means Hampshire's dates end with »
After a string of disappointments in the early 21st century, Guy Ritchie redeemed his box office credentials by reimagining Sherlock Holmes as a superheroic, super-stylish buddy cop franchise. Since that IP has established its more urbane form on TV, the maestro of lad culture turns his attention to another Great British legend. The first of a proposed six-film series, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword has “shared universe” written all over it. It’s Avengers in chainmail. Loosely adapted from an even looser array of myths, Ritchie delivers a basic rags-to-riches tale, full of cheeky cockneys and slow-fast-slow action. As if we expected anything else.
After a mini Battle of Pelennor (don’t skip the opening or you’ll miss those giant elephants from the trailer), Arthur’s parents »
- Rupert Harvey
What the world needs now is love.
After making its debut in the U.K. in March for British Red Nose Day, the mini sequel to Love Actually is making its way to the States this month. Ahead of its broadcast, Universal Pictures released the official trailer for Red Nose Day Actually, which proves that Hugh Grant's Prime Minister David still has the moves – well, sort of.
Watch: 'Love Actually' Cast Recreates Iconic Scene in Epic Trailer for 'Red Nose Day' Reunion Special
"Seems to me that love is everywhere, often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy. But it's always there. If you look for it, I have a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around," Grant says off-camera as scenes from Richard Curtis' 2003 rom-com flash across the screen.
Sequels to twenty year old movies have not fared well at the box office. So writer-director Richard Curtis is setting out to have his cake and eat it, too. Instead of giving us a true feature-length follow-up to his 2003 romantic comedy favorite Love Actually, he's giving fans a new short film sequel that will appease those wanting to know what happened to their favorite characters while not proving to be a box office disaster. Today, we have a poster for this comedy short, which is titled Red Nose Day Actually.
Red Nose Day Actually darn near managed to bring back the entire original cast of Love Actually, giving everyone the true sequel they wanted without any of the blowback of failure. In fact, this was, as the title attests, all done for a good cause. Richard Curtis returned to mastermind this epilogue of sorts to the 2003 rom-com that has become »
Bill Nighy gets to play leading man for a change in Juan Carlos Medina’s Victorian serial killer thriller The Limehouse Golem. Based on the 1994 Peter Ackroyd novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, the film tracks a serial killer stalking the squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880 — eight years before Jack the Ripper would make infamous headlines. Nighy plays Detective Inspector John Kildare, who is tasked with tracking down the mysterious murderer who slaughters several unconnected victims and leaves cryptic messages written in blood. The film, like Ackroyd’s novel, blends fact and fiction, mixing historical figures like Karl Marx and music hall comedian Dan Leno, all set against a dreary, blood-soaked backdrop.
Nighy’s part was originally intended for the late Alan Rickman, who had to leave the part due to his deteriorating health. Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Eddie Marsan round out the cast. After a Tiff premiere »
- The Film Stage
Patrick Dempsey will appear in the widely anticipated “Love Actually” reunion sequel “Red Nose Day Actually.” The short film will air during the live “Red Nose Day Special” on NBC May 25 at 10 p.m., after the two Red Nose Day specials “Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day” and “Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day.”
Dempsey will join Laura Linney in a scene in the 10-minute piece catching up with the characters 14 years later. He is one of the few cast members of “Red Nose Day Actually” who did not star in the original “Love Actually.” Kate Moss will also be joining the cast despite not having acted in the original film.
“Red Nose Day Actually” was written by Richard Curtis, writer-director of the original rom-com and co-founder of Red Nose Day. Returning cast members include Rowan Atkinson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Laura Linney »
- Erin Nyren
May 2 is an important date for fans of the Harry Potter franchise, be it the books or the movies. As many know, it is the date that the Battle of Hogwarts takes place, which makes today the anniversary of that very important and deadly event in the Harry Potter universe. This year, in honor of the event, author J.K. Rowling took some time to finally apologize for killing off one of the most important characters in Harry Potter; Severus Snape.
J.K. Rowling took to Twitter today in order to issue the formal and public apology for killing off Snape, both in the Harry Potter books and later in the movies. This is the first time she has apologized for killing off the fan-favorite character, which makes it a pretty big deal. Though, she did have a pretty light-hearted tone about the apology, while still understanding that fans will view it »
Directed by Jared Cohn.
Starring Sara Malakul Lane, Eoin O’Brien, Alex Winters, Kelly B. Jones, Russell Geoffrey Banks, Jon Nutt, Asia Marie, Byron Gibson, Harold Diamond, Jack Easton, Eilidh ‘Ailey’ MacQueen, Tanja Keller, and Ron Smoorenburg.
In this modern retelling of the classic tale, facing certain defeat, Merlin banishes the evil enchantress Morgana and her son Mordred to the ends of the universe. Vowing revenge, Morgana and her son return to Earth, hell-bent on destroying every last descendant of King Arthur and his Knights.
In the face of the blockbuster King Arthur: Legend of the Sword that nobody asked for, we’re also treated to a mockbuster that nobody knew that wanted. This particular mockbuster feels more meta than usual, as though it’s poking fun at the unwantedness of the actual blockbuster. Nonetheless, they both exist and we »
- Matthew Lee
Tony Black on how Fast & Furious owes a debt to 80s and 90s action movies…
You may have avoided the Fast & Furious franchise. I did, for ages. To me it was nothing more than ‘car porn’, full of slick machismo, bad dialogue and poorer plot choices. 2008’s semi-reboot Fast & Furious began a steady change across the next decade which stands as one of the most remarkable in any franchise in blockbuster cinematic history – what started as a B-movie car film from a Z-grade director, taking a title from a little known 50’s B-picture, evolved into a blend of The Italian Job, James Bond, and every single 80’s & 90’s action film with a cheesy hero and a shit ton of explosions you can imagine.
- Tony Black
Fourteen years after starring in ‘Love Actually’ as widower Daniel, Liam Neeson is reflecting on his late wife, actress Natasha Richardson, and the parallels between the classic role and his own life’s “tapestry”. “It’s 14 years ago now and we’ve all lived lives. Some of us have died. Oh, my dear old friend Alan Rickman, […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
This is no festive prank, these movies are hilarious.
Let’s face it, the world is a wreck. Every day things look bleaker than they did the day before. It’s gotten to the point where, if you can’t learn to laugh at our misery, you’re finished. If you need some help figuring out how to find humor in even the worst bits of the human experience, dark comedies work, Netflix has them, and we’ve made a list of the good ones. Click on the films’ titles to be taken to their Netflix pages.
Pick of the Month: This Must Be the Place (2011)
I can’t think of another movie in recent times that’s been so good and gotten so little love and attention in return. Maybe that’s because the concept of a former 80s glam rocker who still wears his makeup (Sean Penn) tracking down the Nazi concentration camp guard who »
- Nathan Adams
Just six years after the film’s debut, Neeson’s own wife – actress Natasha Richardson – died following a ski accident.
After reuniting with Love Actually‘s star-studded cast for a Red Nose Day special, Neeson opened up to Entertainment Weekly in its newest issue about how re-visiting the past on-screen allowed him to reflect off-screen. (For more revelations from the past four decades of entertainment, visit ew.com/untoldstories. »
- Lindsay Kimble
Are you feeling the love yet?
Just ahead of the highly anticipated U.S. debut of the 10-minute sequel to Love Actually — which premiered last week in the U.K. in honor of Red Nose Day — the original stars are spilling secrets about the beloved 2003 romantic comedy. (The mini-sequel will air in the U.S. on May 25 as part of NBC’s Red Nose Day telecast.)
Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln and more members of the cast sat down with Entertainment Weekly for its newest issue to reflect on some of their favorite behind-the-scene memories from the film. »
- Jodi Guglielmi
Most people don’t know this about Alan Rickman but his very first movie was Die Hard. Every single role he had before playing Hans Gruber was on television. He’d hopped around from show to show from 1978 all the way up to 1988 when the role Gruber changed his entire life, and he changed ours. It’s pretty hard to top the performance he made in Die Hard, and honestly I still think it goes down as his best movie performance ever. Rickman would go on to put together an impressive body of work in his career and I don’t think
Cool Photo of Alan Rickman In High School in London, 1964 »
- Nat Berman
The trailer promoting their special reunion -- titled Red Nose Day Actually -- was released on Wednesday and paid homage to one of the film's most iconic scenes, in which Andrew Lincoln's Mark silently professes his secret love for Keira Knightley's Juliet with a series of hand-written cue cards (in spite of the fact that Juliet just married Mark's best friend, Peter, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor).
Watch: 'Love Actually' Cast to Reunite and Film a Mini Sequel for Charity
This time, the cast got to hold up hand-written signs as a touching orchestral accompaniment stirred up all the feels. Lincoln, Knightley and Ejiofor were among a score of the original stars featured in the trailer, which also saw »
With the memories of Hugh Grant boogieing around Downing Street to the Girls Aloud cover of “Jump (for My Love)” still very clear in many fans’ minds, the cast of “Love Actually” gathered together in a trailer for their special Red Nose Day reunion titled, “Red Nose Day, Actually.”
The trailer begins with the original Brit rom-com’s soaring instrumental score, and features a group of the old cast, including Keira Knightley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Bill Nighy, holding up a series of signs giving an idea of what to expect from their return and asking exactly which cast member has aged most gracefully.
The trailer recreates an iconic scene from the original in which Andrew Lincoln’s Mark declares his love for Knightley’s Juliet, despite her recent marriage to Mark’s best friend Peter (Ejiofor), only this time, the cast are asking the audience to “tune in to see… »
- Will Thorne
Are you feeling the love yet?
In a nod to Andrew Lincoln‘s iconic scene in the 2003 rom-com where he professes his love for his best friend’s wife (played by Keira Knightley), actors such as Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant and more hold giant poster boards promoting the special reunion.
On top of finding out what each of the film’s character are up to, Knightley teases »
- Stephanie Petit
For the romantically and/or rom-com inclined, the news that the cast of “Love Actually” will be back in a semi-sequel was quite welcome. However, there’s two parts of the ensemble who won’t be returning: the late Alan Rickman, and his on-screen partner in Richard Curtis‘ film, Emma Thompson.
“Richard wrote to me and said, ‘Darling, we can’t write anything for you because of Alan’, and I said, ‘No, of course, it would be sad, too sad.’ It’s too soon.
- Kevin Jagernauth
R2-D2 and C-3P0 are the most recognisable droids in Star Wars. They’re antagonistic but ultimately deeply caring relationship is told over decades and shows no sign of stopping. Personally though, I find the golden half of the pair rather annoying. Not Jar Jar levels, but bar his story telling on Endor I find him grating. So if one half of the team is letting them down, is there space for another pair to usurp them?
Double Agent Droid takes an opportunity before the series ramps up for its finale (much like last season) to give us a droid based tale that not only gives a great look at Rebels’ odd couple but also an interesting look into the Empire. This might not be an episode that will thrill or wow like last week’s but it’s still worth your time. »
- Chris Cooper
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