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One of the most iconic performances of the Sam Raimi "Spider-Man" movies was current Oscar frontrunner J.K. Simmons' turn as Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson. The character did not appear in the subsequent "The Amazing Spider-Man" reboot, but it now looks like the possibility of Jameson making a big screen return is there.
In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Simmons was asked if he was every going to do another "Spider-Man" to which he responded: "I just heard that we...that's a possibility". Stern followed that up by asking if he wants to revisit the role to which Simmons replied "Absolutely".
"Casino Royale" set the precedent back in 2006 of a franchise reboot that, nevertheless, retained a key supporting actor. In that case it was Judi Dench who took on the same role she played in previous films, even though the new films are not connected to the old ones. »
- Garth Franklin
20. Dead Man Walking
Directed by: Tim Robbins
Susan Sarandon earned herself an Oscar for her work in “Dead Man Walking,” a film directed by her then husband, Tim Robbins. She plays Sister Prejean, a nun who befriends a death row inmate named Matthew (Oscar nominated Sean Penn) as they confide in one another and build a convincing relationship as the days and hours tick down until his execution. Robbins intercuts the scenes with Sarandon and Penn with moments of the actual crime taking place, creating a storytelling rift that both supports and contradicts moments within the film, creating two very carefully drawn and developed characters. In addition to visiting him regularly, Prejean begins the crusade to find him a lawyer to make an appeal, doing all she can to delay his sentence being carried out. But, as she meets the families of the victims, she finds herself torn between right »
- Joshua Gaul
February 6, 2015
Director: The Wachowskis
Running time: 127 mins
Running time: 112 mins
Director: Ava DuVernay
Running time: 128 mins
Shaun the Sheep: The Movie
Running time: 85 mins
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Running time: 124 mins
Director: Michael Mann
Running time: 133 mins
Director: Daniel Barnz
Starring: Jennifer Anniston, William H. Macy
Running time: 102 mins
Running time: 95 mins
Director: Dean Israelite
Running time: 106 mins
Director: Jeremy Garelick
Starring: Kevin Hart, »
Everyone agrees that Julianne Moore is an Oscar shoe-in for her work as a woman diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the sad if predictable Still Alice. Moore is a respected and dependable actress and it’s her fifth nomination so this is her year – but she’s lucky that Still Alice wasn’t released a year earlier. Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, and Sandra Bullock all starred in much stronger films in 2013 and any of them would likely have beat Moore, whose excellent performance is the only thing that elevates the mediocre Still Alice one step above its disease-of-the-week made-for-tv trappings.
At the age of fifty, Alice Howland (Julianne Moore) is enjoying a busy but fulfilling life. She is an acclaimed linguistics professor and a distinguished researcher happily married to a doctor (Alec Baldwin) and the mother of three grown children – Anna (Kate Bosworth), Tom (Hunter Parrish), and Lydia (Kristen Stewart »
- Tom Stockman
When Cressida Bonas and Prince Harry ended their on-again, off-again romance last spring, she might have shrunk into the background like many ex-girlfriends of royals. Not Bonas. The 25-year-old, blue-blooded beauty stepped out at glamorous parties, often with her royal chum (and Harry's cousin) Princess Eugenie. Within two months, Bonas had landed her first film role, in Tulip Fever, as part of a star-studded cast headed by Dame Judi Dench. Now, as a new year has taken off, so too has her career. She has been wooed at Hollywood parties, where, as the new muse for Mulberry, she sported two »
- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag
Dame Judi Dench has spoken about the prospect of getting a tattoo.
Speaking to Good Housekeeping, the actress said that she had a design in mind, but wasn't sure if it was "unbelievably rude".
She said: "I am tempted to have a tattoo to mark my birthday. [My daughter] Finty's very keen on me having one.
"There's an Indian symbol that I like which supposedly represents life and love and everything. One of the cameramen who worked on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel told me what it meant, but I'm a bit nervous in case I'm being set up… It might be unbelievably rude!"
She spoke about turning 80, saying: "All I wanted was the people I love around me, I didn't want a fuss. The words old, eight-oh and retire are banned in my house."
When asked if she'd ever consider retiring, she said: "The thought of putting my feet up »
Shakespearean actor Barrie Ingham has died at the age of 82.
The British star - who was a leading performer in many West End and Broadway productions - passed away on Friday (January 23) at his home in Palm Beach Gardens.
He was known for providing the voice for main character Basil in Disney's 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective, and appeared in several other films and TV shows.
Ingham co-starred in 16 plays with close friend Dame Judi Dench, while he also performed in 11 roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and had five leading roles on Broadway.
Barrie Ingham is survived by his wife Tarne, »
"Lost in the Awards Rush" is a new weekly series Slackerwood is running during the awards season, to suggest lesser-known but excellent alternatives to popular frontrunners for big movie awards.
Upon its Broadway debut in 1987, Into the Woods was praised as an innovative, dark, bold and musically astounding work that, to this day, remains unequaled. Naturally, a movie version had to follow of this re-imagining of classic fairy tales and what happens after "happily ever after." Though there were plans for a Rob Reiner-directed movie adaptation featuring Cher, Goldie Hawn, Elijah Wood and Robin Williams in the early '90s, that sadly fell apart -- the notion of bringing a project so well regarded and towering in both story and scope seemed virtually impossible.
Enter Rob Marshall, who successfully brought Chicago (2002) (another seemingly un-adaptable Broadway sensation) to the screen and had set out to work similar wonders with what »
- Frank Calvillo
Ten years ago, Knightley and Pike turned heads playing the eldest Bennet sisters, Elizabeth and Jane, in the beloved 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen’s romantic tale Pride & Prejudice. Other members in the impressive ensemble included a fresh-faced Carey Mulligan, Jena Malone, Donald Sutherland and Dame Judi Dench.
Pride & Prejudice was universally praised in the U.K. ahead of its U.S. release, and a then-19 year old Knightley was hopeful the British film would resonate in the States.
“It was so fantastic that it was received so well in England -- obviously it's my home country so I like that but yeah, I just hope people like it here! I’m sure »
There's a longstanding Hollywood rumor that Judi Dench has Harvey Weinstein's name tattooed on her butt—and Weinstein himself recently revealed to BBC's The Graham Norton Show that the rumor is basically true. As the Hollywood Reporter notes, Dench stuck to television and stage roles for quite some time, until Weinstein persuaded her to take on her first big-screen role, as Queen Victoria in 1997's Mrs. Brown . She was nominated for an Oscar, and then got four more Academy Award nods as she continued to work in the movies with Weinstein. Feeling she owed her film career to him, Dench »
- Evann Gastaldo
Of all the actresses to have Harvey Weinstein.s name tattooed on her ass, we would never have thought it would be Judi Dench. There.ve been rumors going around for a while that the Oscar-winning actress had gotten this particular piece of work done, but the man to whom she owes a great deal has transformed this gossip into fact. And you.ve gotta hear the story. Judi Dench admittedly owes her later career as a big-screen actress to the head of The Weinstein Co. and she wanted to honor him in the only way she knew how: with a memorable tattoo. Weinstein went on The Graham Norton Show and revealed this pretty hilarious tale of how he found out about her new ink. Dench had taken him to the Four Seasons Restaurant and said, "I.ve got a surprise. You.re a guy who has everything. I don »
Dame Judi Dench was mostly working in British television before kingmaker Harvey Weinstein cast her in the lead role of Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, for which she earned the first of seven Oscar nominations. How could she thank Weinstein, the man who had everything? Well, Dench got him the best gift she could think of: his name on her ass. Specifically, she got "Jd Loves Hw" tattooed. Weinstein relayed a delightful story of when she first showed the tattoo to him at the Four Seasons Grill on The Graham Norton Show. "What can you say to see Judi Dench's name stenciled on your ass?" Weinstein mused. And he's not the only one she has shown it to publicly: Dame Dench also showed the tattoo off to Oprah Winfrey at the BAFTAs last year. »
- E. Alex Jung
Following her Oscar nomination for Mrs Brown in 1998, Dench reportedly dedicated a tattoo to the producer, who had worked with her on a number of her nominated performances.
Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, Weinstein said: "After she received her Oscar [nomination] for Mrs Brown she took me out to dinner and said, 'I can't thank you enough, I've got a surprise for you. I didn't know what to get you, the guy that has everything.'
"She then dropped her trousers and revealed a tattoo on her bum that read 'Jd loves Hw'. I didn't know what to do or what to say!"
Speaking in 2009, Weinstein said that the tattoo wasn't permanent and could easily be washed off.
Also appearing on the show, Jessie J admitted that »
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February 2015 sees the return of Dev Patel and the stellar cast from the 2012 smash hit, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in the highly anticipated sequel – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It follows the original cast members; Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Tina Desai and Lillete Dubey, who reprise their roles, with some surprising additions to an already superbly rich international ensemble, including Richard Gere and Tamsin Greig. The film has been selected for the Ctbf Royal Film Performance on 17th February 2015.
To celebrate this honour, Fox Searchlight Pictures »
- Press Releases
2015 Globe Necessities: Predictions | Nominees | Winners Welcome to our live blog of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards where myself and Laremy Legel will be providing running commentary and up-to-the-minute winner announcements over the course of three straight hours of Golden Globe excitement. This is the ninth year in a row we have provided a live blog of the events and, as always, we're hoping to do better than the last time out. If you'd like to check out how we do things around here you can check out previous installments at the following links: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006. Over the course of the evening expect commentary, winners and anything else that comes to mind. I will be breaking things up on an hourly basis, providing a page break at the end of each hour to hopefully keep things manageable and in the right hand column you will notice I have placed a list of the winners, »
- Brad Brevet
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the »
- Gary Collinson
[This article tries to avoid any major spoilers, and so provides more of a general overview. Most specific plot points are implied, so while the article is not guaranteed to be 100% spoiler-free, it covers things which are generally considered common knowledge, and so most of the main plot points should be left intact.]
In the UK, both Skyfall and The Avengers (or Avengers Assemble) are being shown on television tonight on different channels at overlapping times, so fans will only be able to watch one. (That would seem to provoke a reaction like, 'I'm not going to choose between my favourite actor to play James Bond and my favourite writer! That's insane troll logic!')
Bond and Marvel are two of the biggest franchises in the world at the moment, with each set to release their next instalment this year (Spectre and Avengers: Age of Ultron). This being the internet, the default response would be to pit the two against each other, as if one could only be a fan of one franchise, not both. The prepondance of alternative viewing options, like DVDs, TV repeats, etc. ultimately render such a discussion moot, in the colloquial sense of the word, meaning redundant. However, it's »
A welcome return to India is shown in the new trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
New cast member Richard Gere is set to shake up the dynamic of the hotel's guests returning from the first film.
The Fox Searchlight film is based around Dev Patel's character Sonny's attempts to create the second in what he hopes will become a chain of hotels for British retirees, with Muriel (Dame Maggie Smith) as the new co-manager of the hotel.
More romance is also in the air as Sonny's marriage to Sunaina (Tena Desae) is in the works.
While "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was remarkable in its focus on a group of older characters, played by legendary actors like Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celie Imrie and Ronald Pickup, the sequel -- aptly titled "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" -- seems to focus a bit more on Dev Patel's character and the younger crowd. There's a wedding, lively dancing and…wait a minute is that Richard Gere shimmying his hips?? Here's the synopsis for the sequel, courtesy of Fox Searchlight: "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only »
- Casey Cipriani
Following 2012’s global blockbuster comedy hit, the loveable cast reunites for the much-awaited follow-up The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which releases in North American theaters just in time for Holi on March 6. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey and the rest of the gang are back together along with Richard Gere who joins the fun for an all-new adventure set in India. Director John Madden, whose hit Shakespeare in Love won the Best Picture Oscar, returns as well.
The second theatrical trailer has just made its world premiere on iTunes. Watch the New “Trailer 2” here:
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny »
- Stacey Yount
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