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Dustin Hoffman had taken aim at Hollywood, saying that the film industry is in a bad state.
In an interview with The Independent, the actor said that the movie industry in its current state is driven purely by profit.
"I think right now television is the best that it's ever been and I think that it's the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I've been doing it, it's the worst."
He went on to say that he isn't "getting much" directorial work, which he explained as being purely for financial reasons.
"I don't think that has anything to do with whether you are good or not, it's just about whether your films make money or not."
Glenda Jackson: Actress and former Labour MP. Two-time Oscar winner and former Labour MP Glenda Jackson returns to acting Two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson set aside her acting career after becoming a Labour Party MP in 1992. Four years ago, Jackson, who represented the Greater London constituency of Hampstead and Highgate, announced that she would stand down the 2015 general election – which, somewhat controversially, was won by right-wing prime minister David Cameron's Conservative party. The silver lining: following a two-decade-plus break, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting. Now, Jackson isn't – for the time being – returning to acting in front of the camera. The 79-year-old is to be featured in the Radio 4 series Emile Zola: Blood, Sex and Money, described on their website as a “mash-up” adaptation of 20 Emile Zola novels collectively known as "Les Rougon-Macquart." Part 1 of the three-part Radio 4 series will be broadcast daily during an »
- Andre Soares
Fox Home Entertainment's hit sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is currently available on Digital HD formats, before its release on Blu-ray and DVD July 14. With any tourist destination like The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, travelers will post their reviews of the hotel on sites like Yelp and other travel websites. Today we have three exclusive photos which shows the reviews of this establishment by main characters Douglas (Bill Nighy), Evelyn (Judi Dench) and Guy (Richard Gere).
Check in again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast - including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel - returning for this heartwarming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny (Dev Patel) is busy juggling plans for a second resort...as well as his own wedding. But his efforts »
DramaFever is getting an infusion of classic British entertainment. The New York-based streaming platform, popular for its focus on international TV and movies, has closed a licensing deal with BBC Worldwide North America for the U.S. streaming rights to 18 BBC titles.
DramaFever added five BBC titles to its streaming platform on July 1, 2015, and will add the remaining 13 shows over the next few months. The online video service’s premium subscribers now have access to the first five titles: Tess of the D’Urbervilles (starring Eddie Redmayne), Pride and Prejudice (Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth), Upstairs, Downstairs (Keeley Hawes), Little Dorrit (Claire Foy), and Miss Austen Regrets (Olivia Williams).
Here’s a list of the remaining BBC titles DramaFever will start streaming in the upcoming months:
- Bree Brouwer
'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl': Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl' review: Mostly an enjoyable romp (Oscar Movie Series) Pirate movies were a Hollywood staple for about three decades, from the mid-'20s (The Sea Hawk, The Black Pirate) to the mid-to-late '50s (Moonfleet, The Buccaneer), when the genre, by then mostly relegated to B films, began to die down. Sporadic resurrections in the '80s and '90s turned out to be critical and commercial bombs (Pirates, Cutthroat Island), something that didn't bode well for the Walt Disney Company's $140 million-budgeted film "adaptation" of one of their theme-park rides. But Neptune's mood has apparently improved with the arrival of the new century. He smiled – grinned would be a more appropriate word – on the Gore Verbinski-directed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, »
- Andre Soares
I interviewed Pierce Brosnan in conjunction with his third outing as James Bond, in Michael Apted's The World Is Not Enough, in 1999. Brosnan was alternately charming, erudite, thoughtful and intense during our two hour chat. His native intelligence shone through it all, as did a sense of decency which many people seem to acquire after enduring and surviving hardship in their formative years.
Bonding With Brosnan
There are several dangers in becoming a cultural icon, not the least of which is the stigma that your public will forever keep you imprisoned in the mold of your iconography, allowing the recipient a privileged, if imprisoned, existence, particularly if that person is an artist. Sean Connery faced just such a dilemma during the height of James Bond-mania in the mid-60's. A serious actor, Connery desperately wanted to break out of the action hero mold that was British Superspy James Bond, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
She may have had an acting career that spans almost 60 years, but Dame Judi Dench has confessed she has watched barely any of the dozens of films she has made over her lifetime.
Dench was speaking to Prince Edward in St James’s Palace on 23 June at an event celebrating the organisation Films Without Borders, a charity that teaches young people around the world the skills to make and produce films, and offers international internships on major film sets. George Lucas, Sam Mendes and Whoopi Goldberg spoke to the prince at a similar event in Windsor Castle last year.
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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen
Available now on Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital Download, we’ve got this new clip from The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Check out the clip below:
Unexpected Visitors from Ebba Blakeborough-Tait on Vimeo.
See Also: Details for the Blu-ray release of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel announced
Check in again for more love and laughter as new arrival Richard Gere joins an all-star ensemble cast — including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Dev Patel — returning for this heartwarming sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel! Now that his first venture has been proven successful, ever-confident Sonny (Patel) is busy juggling plans for a second resort…as well as his own wedding. But his efforts are constantly hampered by hilarious complications, and in order to pull it all together, he’ll need a little help and encouragement from his resident friends.
Directed by John Madden, the comedy sequel stars »
- Luke Owen
It's the most bizarre mating of two diverse talents since Ernest Borgnine thought it would a good idea to marry Ethel Merman, though hopefully this one will have a happier ending. Cult movie director Rob Zombie has announced that he will bring a Groucho Marx biography to the screen. The film will based on the memoir "Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House" by Steve Stoliar, a fan who worked for the legendary actor and comedian as his personal secretary and archivist in the last years of his life. (Marx died in 1977 at age 86). Turns out the esteemed Mr. Zombie is a life long Groucho admirer. Who knew? We look forward to Zombie directing Dame Judi Dench in a biopic of Gracie Allen. For more click here »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Ovation TV has partnered with the Actors Hall of Fame Foundation to air the Actors Hall of Fame induction ceremony — marking the first time the event will be televised.
“This will not be a ‘traditional award show.’ There are enough of those already!” said Actors Hall of Fame president Rusty Citron, who made the announcement with Liz Janneman, Ovation’s exec VP of network strategy. “We wanted to partner with Ovation TV because, as the foremost arts broadcast network, they understand that an actor who has achieved this level of success deserves the respect and honor worthy of their accomplishments.”
The special, which will air in October, will honor 15 as-yet-to-be-announced actors for their career achievement in film, TV and theater. Past recipients have included Gene Hackman, Meryl Streep, William H. Macy, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Julie Andrews, Anthony Hopkins, Robert DeNiro, James Earl Jones and Hal Holbrook. »
- Whitney Friedlander
The deal includes home media, digital and TV. It includes Peter Hall’s adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” starring Helen Mirren and Judi Dench, and the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, including “The Gospel According to St. Matthew,” “Oedipus Rex” and the documentary “Love Meetings.”
Other titles include the coming-of-age drama “Like a Brother”; Mark Rappaport’s documentary on gay Hollywood, “The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender”; the romance “La Leon”; and “A Very Natural Thing.”
“We’re ecstatic to be distributing these incredible films from the Water Bearer library,” FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher said. “For decades, they have been instrumental in nurturing and promoting Lgbt-oriented filmmaking, from Pasolini to the New Queer Cinema, and we are honored to »
- Dave McNary
It was nearly two years ago that the first image from Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong movie "The Program" arrived. since that time a number of festivals have come and gone where we might've expected it to show up, and when any movie is off the grid this long, one does begin to wonder about its quality. Today the first international trailer has arrived, and though it's dubbed in German, it gives you an idea of the picture. Read More: Venice Review: Stephen Fears' 'Philomena' Starring Judi Dench & Steve Coogan Ben Foster takes the lead role as the disgraced cyclist in the story penned by John Hodge ("Trance," "The Beach," "Trainspotting") and based on David Walsh's book "Seven Deadly Sins: My Pursuit Of Lance Armstrong, about the journalist's work in exposing Armstrong's misdeeds. Yes, that's Chris O'Dowd taking a dramatic co-starring role, with Guillaume Canet and Jesse Plemons among. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We've got more logos for you! Steve is busy walking the floor at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas and just sent in images for War of the Planet of the Apes and Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is returning to helm the upcoming installment and he'll also pen the script with Mark Bomback as well. We don't have an official synopsis yet, but Reeves told us that War will be "about [Caesar] becoming the seminal figure for ape history." Burton began shooting the big screen adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel in February. Asa Butterfield leads as Jacob, a teen who follows clues to a mysterious island and finds the title location in ruins. Jacob explores the abandoned building and soon discovers "its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers." Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children »
- Perri Nemiroff
It's pretty much unheard of (unless you count Dame Judi Dench's M returning for the Daniel Craig era Bond flicks) for an actor to reprise a role once the movie they originally appeared in has been rebooted, but that doesn't stop fans wishing it would happen from time to time. Sure it'd mean continuity/canon issues - but who wouldn't like to see J.K. Simmons back as J.J. Jameson in Marvel's new Spider-Man movie for example? The same could be said for Mark Strong's Sinestro, who was praised as one of the only positive aspects of Warner Bros.' first Green Lantern attempt. In an interview with MTV, Strong says he was proud of what he achieved with the performance, but doesn't think there's be a place for him in the Dccu as that character. He's right of course... but if they do decide to revisit Sinestro »
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was off this Memorial Day Weekend, but, like a fourth hot dog eaten long after the BBQ has ended, the show satiated fans' cravings with a bonus web clip featuring selections from its trove of unused graphics.
While striking images, such as Paul Giamatti dressed as a mango, have appeared on Last Week Tonight, Oliver showcased a slew of nixed graphics without noting their accompanying jokes. To start, he trotted out a parade of arbitrary animal images such as a panda king, a blind »
The Weinstein Co.’s Cannes presentation is always an early launching pad for fall awards season. But on Thursday afternoon at the Majestic Hotel, Harvey Weinstein actually started handicapping the 2016 Oscars race from the South of France.
Joined by Jake Gyllenhaal onstage, Weinstein said it was an outrage that the star was snubbed for his performance in “Nightcrawler,” which was released by Open Road Films last fall. “We’ll get revenge,” Weinstein said. “This transformation in ‘Southpaw’ is amazing,” Weinstein added about the upcoming summer movie directed by Antoine Fuqua, where Gyllenhaal plays a professional boxer. Weinstein revealed that “Southpaw” had been selected for Cannes, but it couldn’t play in competition because Gyllenhaal is a member of the jury.
- Ramin Setoodeh
Whether you adore swoony British period dramas like "A Room With a View" or prefer a Cockney crime drama like "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," there's something for every stripe of Anglophile on Netflix.
You can revisit a favorite comedy like "Four Weddings and a Funeral," discover a new British indie such as "Fish Tank" or "My Brother the Devil," and get your fix of Dames Helen Mirren and Judi Dench as the royalty they were born to play. Just don't wait too long since film availability is subject to change. »
- Sharon Knolle
A spokesperson for Burton told Metro that the filmmaker picked up minor injuries which required medical attention, but did not sustain any breakages. Further details of the incident have not been made public.
The filmmaker's assistant reportedly asked the hospital to corner off a private area for him as he waited to be seen by medical staff.
There is live coverage of the election on BBC1, ITV and Sky News, while Channel 4 offers an Alternative Election Night with David Mitchell and Jeremy Paxman, and Dave goes on the campaign trail with Al Murray to follow his progress running against Ukip’s Nigel Farage. Meanwhile, a live broadcast from the Donmar theatre offers a fictional version of events, The Vote, starring Judi Dench
The indefatigable consumer crusaders launch a new series with a special episode celebrating 30 years of vengeance upon cowboy builders, rogue retailers, miscreant mechanics and other ne’er-do-well tradesfolk. A lengthy cast of current and former hosts will offer their reflections, among them John Stapleton, Nicky Campbell, Alice Beer and Julia Bradbury. Narrated by Nigel Havers, who is a more pertinent choice than might be instantly apparent: he wrote to the programme about his landlord in 2013. Andrew Mueller
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- Andrew Mueller, Jack Seale, Jonathan Wright, Hannah J Davies and Gwilym Mumford
Donmar Warehouse, London
Few plays are more topical than The Vote. Conceived by James Graham and Josie Rourke for both theatre and television – where it is broadcast on election night on More4 at 8.25pm – it deals with the frantic last 90 minutes in a polling station in a key London marginal. As written by Graham, it is a buoyant farce that testifies to the durable eccentricity of the British voting system and also charts the potential for disaster.
Related: Judi Dench and the anarchists: why British theatre has gone election mad
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- Michael Billington
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