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The Legend of Barney Thomson review – falling flat on its farce

26 July 2015 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut fails to hit the funny bone, with only Emma Thompson’s foul-mouthed matriarch supplying the laughs

Based on the first of a series of novels by Douglas Lindsay, Robert Carlyle’s directing debut stars the actor as a hapless Glasgow barber caught up in a farcical imbroglio involving a plague of severed body parts. Shot with brio by Fabian Wagner, designed with an anachronistic 50s/60s look, and with a similarly retro soundtrack steeped in whammy-bar guitar, Barney Thomson strains after more fun than it can manage. Either Carlyle as Barney, permanently a-quiver with panic, doesn’t have a funny bone, or he just can’t direct himself funny. Ray Winstone’s irascible English copper all but blows steam out of his ears, and Ashley Jensen chews whatever scenery hasn’t already been trampled. Improbably redeeming the overall mirthlessness is Emma Thompson, briskly profane as Barney’s elderly, »

- Jonathan Romney

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The Legend Of Barney Thomson, film review: Emma Thompson steals the show in wry comedy

23 July 2015 9:45 PM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Robert Carlyle's debut feature as a director is galvanised by a brilliant comic performance from Emma Thompson as the hapless hero Barney's formidable, chain-smoking, fur-coat-wearing harridan of a mum. Imagine Dame Edith Evans crossed with Rab C Nesbitt and you'll come close to Cemolina. A former prostitute in her 70s, she is strident and domineering; she loves bingo but has a dark side. »

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The Legend of Barney Thomson review – chaotically brutal comedy noir

23 July 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ray Winstone stars in Robert Carlyle’s capable directorial debut that has some smart touches and a scene-stealing Emma Thompson

Related: Robert Carlyle: ‘Big films don’t feed your soul’

Robert Carlyle makes a capable directorial debut, serving up this chaotically brutal comedy noir with some very broad gags. He plays Barney Thomson, a middle-aged Glasgow barber, depressed about his job and getting bullied by his terrifying mother, uproariously played by Emma Thompson, who has an outrageous line when a bit of dunked biscuit falls off into her tea. A ferocious argument at work concludes with a gruesome accident and poor Barney finds himself prime suspect in a serial killer case, with a malevolent Cockney copper played by Ray Winstone all over Barney’s case like a cheap suit. He is himself feeling the heat from his superior officer: a nice cameo from Tom Courtenay. The Tarantino-esque finale doesn »

- Peter Bradshaw

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New Images From The Legend Of Barney Thompson

22 July 2015 9:38 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut, The Legend of Barney Thompson, comes our way this Friday, and we have some new images from the movie, featuring Carlyle in the lead role and the haunting image of Emma Thompson aged twenty years to play his domineering mother. Check them out below. Released: July 24th Synopsis: Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer. »

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Kendall Jenner Shares the Sweetest Video of Rob Kardashian

22 July 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kendall Jenner's Instagram of Rob Kardashian will make you smile - Us Weekly Miley Cyrus may have gone too far with the armpit pictures this time - HuffPost Celeb Find out new details on Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's divorce - Et How Britney Spears lost 12 pounds! - Ok! Whose look do you like more? Lea Michele's or Emma Roberts's? - Gossip Girl Amy Schumer and Vanessa Bayer play "never have I ever" - BuzzFeed Cara Delevingne takes St. Vincent to the Paper Towns premiere - People Prince Albert's oldest child is featured in Harper's Bazaar - Lainey Gossip Emma Thompson opens up about sexism in Hollywood - The Frisky »

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Emma Thompson: Sexism in Hollywood Is "Disturbing" and Just Getting Worse

22 July 2015 8:27 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

She is woman, hear her roar! Emma Thompson sounded off on sexism in Hollywood in a new interview, reflecting on the status of actresses in her decades in the industry. "I don't think there's any appreciable improvement," Thompson, 56, told Radio Times of the way that Hollywood treats women now, as compared to 30 years ago. "I think that, for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young... I am not impressed, at all. I [...] »

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Emma Thompson Firmly Believes Sexism Has Only Gotten Worse in Hollywood: "It's Still Completely S--t"

21 July 2015 7:47 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Is sexism finally beginning to disappear in Hollywood? Not so according to Emma Thompson! The A-list actress recently sat down with a British magazine to discuss the unpredictable industry she resides in. As it turns out, Thompson really wishes the world would improve for the sake of women. "When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world and when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women and I find that very disturbing and sad," she told Radio Times (via The Guardian). "I don't think there's any appreciable improvement and I think that, for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I »

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series

21 July 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Frances McDormand: an Oscar winner with a slew of other nominations and accolades earned throughout her prestigious career. Maggie Gyllenhaal: a young, well-respected talent who already has a Golden Globe, an Oscar nomination and now her first Emmy nod. Felicity Huffman: an Oscar nominee with a Golden Globe and Emmy win, as well, Huffman is a beloved member of the thespian crowd. Queen Latifah: an Oscar nominee (sensing a theme, here?) popular with the public as well as her peers. Emma Thompson: two Oscars; two Golden Globes; one Emmy, and that's excluding all of her additional nominations. Jessica Lange: two Oscars, three Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG Award. Read More: Maggie Gyllenhaal on 'The Honorable Woman' and Why 'The Indie Film Community is Working in TV' Perhaps the most stacked competition when it comes to the awards history of its contenders, whoever receives »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series

21 July 2015 12:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Frances McDormand: an Oscar winner with a slew of other nominations and accolades earned throughout her prestigious career. Maggie Gyllenhaal: a young, well-respected talent who already has a Golden Globe, an Oscar nomination and now her first Emmy nod. Felicity Huffman: an Oscar nominee with a Golden Globe and Emmy win, as well, Huffman is a beloved member of the thespian crowd. Queen Latifah: an Oscar nominee (sensing a theme, here?) popular with the public as well as her peers. Emma Thompson: two Oscars; two Golden Globes; one Emmy, and that's excluding all of her additional nominations. Jessica Lange: two Oscars, three Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG Award. Read More: Maggie Gyllenhaal on 'The Honorable Woman' and Why 'The Indie Film Community is Working in TV' Perhaps the most stacked competition when it comes to the awards history of its contenders, whoever receives »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Sexism In The Movie Industry Is Getting Worse, According To Emma Thompson

21 July 2015 9:37 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With the topic of sexism in the movie industry continuing to become more prevalent than ever, an increasing number of prominent voices are speaking up on the matter. Veteran actress Emma Thompson recently contributed to the conversation, publicly condemning the astonishingly sparse state of female film roles, holding little back. In an interview with Radio Times, Thompson wastes no time in letting it be known that she thinks very little of what the industry is currently offering female actresses. Oddly, as much as attitudes towards women have evolved over the years, she says things have worsened in this particular arena. According to Thompson: I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement, and I think that, for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young. So no, I am not impressed, at all. I think »

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Emma Thompson Says Hollywood Sexism Is Worse Than Ever

21 July 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Emma Thompson thinks that the movie industry has regressed when it comes to its treatment of women.

Thompson, who’s never one to mince words, said Hollywood sexism is “still completely s—.”

“I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement, and I think that, for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young,” Thompson said in an interview with U.K. magazine Radio Times. “So no, I am not impressed, at all. I think it’s still completely s—, actually.”

Thompson, whose roles range from “Nanny McPhee” to “Saving Mr. Banks,” said she used to be hopeful, but has since come to realize that the situation is grim.

“When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world,” she said. “And when I look at it now, it is in »

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Emma Thompson Says Hollywood Sexism ‘Is Worse Than It Was Even When I Was Young’

21 July 2015 8:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Emma Thompson does not think there has been any progress on ending sexism in the entertainment industry. In fact, she says, “It’s still completely shit actually.” “I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement and I think that for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young,” Thompson told the Radio Times. “So, no, I am not impressed at all.” “When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world and when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than. »

- Joe Otterson

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Emma Thompson on Sexism in Hollywood: "I Am Not Impressed at All"

21 July 2015 7:58 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Emma Thompson had a few words for Hollywood in a recent overseas interview with Radio Times. Regarding opportunities for women in the industry, the Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter said "I think it’s still completely s*** actually," going on to say "I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement and I think that for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young. So, no, I am not impressed at all." Thompson, who's doing press rounds for her role in Scottish thesp Robert Carlyle's directorial debut "The Legend of Barney Thomson," said that even her casting was "a bit ageist," since she's only 56 and playing a 77-year-old. “It would be really nice to get someone who is actually 77 to play her, but it’s a wildly comic role and I couldn’t resist.” Thompson joins a slew »

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Emma Thompson: Sexism in Hollywood Is Getting Worse

21 July 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Just like Ta-Nehisi Coates, Emma Thompson wants you to know that progress is a myth and there is no moral arc to the universe. Speaking to the U.K.'s Radio Times, Thompson noted that, despite her best efforts, the movie business was even more sexist today than when she started acting. "I think it’s still completely s*** actually," Thompson told the magazine. "I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement and I think that for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young." Thompson, who is about to play a 77-year-old woman in The Legend of Barney Thompson, explained that her views have been shaped by conversations with younger colleagues: "I get behind as many young female performers as I can and actually a lot of the conversations I have with them are about exactly »

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Disney plans live-action Sword in the Stone

21 July 2015 3:53 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Disney is developing a live-action 'Sword in the Stone' movie. The remake of the 1963 animated film - based on T.H. White's novel of the same name - is being penned by 'Game of Thrones' writer Bryan Cogman, with Brigham Taylor set to produce the movie, Variety reports. The proposed live-action movie is the latest Disney has scheduled, following on from 'Beauty and the Beast' and 'The Jungle Book', which has a cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o and Bill Murray. Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Ewan McGregor will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Watson and Emma Thompson. The 44-year-old actor will be playing Lumiere, the butler-turned-candlestick, while Emma Watson will be starring as Belle and Emma Thompson will be playing Mrs. Potts. Sir Ian, meanwhile, will play Lumiere's sidekick, the mantelpiece clock Cogsworth. Elsewhere, »

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Emma Thompson: 'The world for women is worse than when I was young'

21 July 2015 3:44 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Emma Thompson has hit out at sexism in the movie industry

The actress told Radio Times that the problem is worse than when she was starting out.

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"I think it's still completely s**t, actually," she said.

"I don't think there's any appreciable improvement and I think that for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young. So, no, I am not impressed at all."

She added: "When I was younger I really did think we were on our way to a better world and when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women and I find that very disturbing and sad.

"Nothing has changed, and that some forms of sexism and unpleasantness to women have become more entrenched and indeed more prevalent. »

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Robert Carlyle blasts American actresses

21 July 2015 3:28 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Robert Carlyle thinks American actresses shy away from ''monstrous roles''. The 54-year-old actor - who starred in 'Trainspotting' and 'The Full Monty' - has argued that Americans, unlike their British counterparts, are reluctant to take on such roles. He said: ''You don't see too many American actresses taking on monstrous roles. You offer that sort of part to a Hollywood actress and they wouldn't want to be seen in that light. ''But any actor worth their salt should look to confound audience expectations. It's why I asked Emma Thompson to play a crazy, psychotic part in 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' [which Carlyle stars in and directs].'' According to Robert, the actress' willingness to play the part exemplified the differences between British and American performers. He told the Independent on Sunday newspaper: ''I knew she was a brave actress - she was a beautiful woman until we got that make-up on her. ''I »

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Emma Thompson: sexism in acting industry is worse than ever

20 July 2015 4:01 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar-winning actor says sexism and ‘forms of unpleasantness to women have become more entrenched and more prevalent’

The Oscar-winning actor Emma Thompson has spoken out about ageism and the lack of opportunities for women in the acting industry, saying “sexism and unpleasantness” was worse than ever.

The Sense and Sensibility and Nanny McPhee star said the world was in a “worse state than I have known it, particularly for women”.

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Announcing the 2015 Emmy Nominations!

17 July 2015 | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »

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Emmy nominations 2015 - as it happened

16 July 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Mad Men and Game of Thrones were the big nominees

British shows and actors did well with nods for Downton Abbey and DerekTransparent and Jeffrey Tambor were also recognised

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We’re bowing out with a final piece that wraps up Hannah Ellis-Petersen’s piece about the UK success at the Emmy nominations, and Brian Moylan’s piece:

Once again, Downton Abbey received the most nominations of any British drama, continuing the series’ long-running awards success in the Us. The fourth series saw nominations for Jim Carter for best supporting actor and Joanne Froggatt for best supporting actress.

The ITV show, which has earned the most Emmy nominations of any non-us show in history, will again compete against glossy American dramas such as House of Cards, Game of Thrones and Mad Men for the accolade of outstanding drama series.

The biggest surprise at the announcement of the 2015 Emmy »

- Lanre Bakare and Brian Moylan in New York

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