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Patel reprises his role as Sonny, the overeager young owner of a hotel for British retirees, while Dame Maggie Smith stars as Muriel, Sonny's new co-manager.
Describing the on-screen partnership with Dame Maggie, the 24-year-old actor told Digital Spy: "It's still an ensemble cast but Sonny is at the centre of it and I'd say Maggie is too. They run the hotel together. I mean talk about chemistry - it's some of the best chemistry I've ever had in a movie.
"They're quite an odd couple but they're put together really well. It's quite beautiful because she not only becomes a business partner doing damage control, but he also looks at her as a kind of mother figure."
The Austin Film Society kicks off a busy week of programming at the Marchesa tonight with the Agfa Endangered Fest II. The event will feature four films from the vaults of the American Genre Film Archive. Everything Is Terrible! is swinging by the Marchesa on Saturday night on their new "Legends" tour to bring you the best discoveries from the VHS era.
From Elizabeth: "Afs is also bringing back 'The Sepia Screen' this weekend, a showcase for some of the movies made for black audiences during America's segregated past. The films shown in July were from Smu's collection; the selections for this month are not part of that bunch. Series co-programmers Lars Nilsen and Dshanya Reese are certain to talk about the historical relevance of the works they selected and the people involved. The show starts at 2 pm on Sunday [tickets. Perhaps this would be a good option for counterprogramming on the day when the whitest Oscars in years occurs."
Over at the Alamo Drafthouse, multiple quote-along screenings of The Princess Bride »
- Matt Shiverdecker
Miley Cyrus is rich, y'all, but even she gets the stink eye from those snooty salespeople on Rodeo Drive! That's part of the reason why, the 22-year-old singer tells Australia's Sunday Style, she lets her stylist shop for her clothes. "You've seen Pretty Woman, obviously," she says. "Well, they [the high-end sales associates] are actually like that." "If you walk in, they give you the worst look you've ever seen," she says, "and I am too outspoken to deal with those kinds of people." Generally, though, Miley's more than happy to deal with other "females," she says, exclaiming, "I f--king love them." "Someone came up to me »
"Big mistake. Big. Huge!" Rodeo Drive is one of the most famous shopping destinations in the world — a storied enclave of luxury goods and extravagance — but Miley Cyrus, for one, could take it or leave it. And she'd rather leave it. Speaking with Australia's Sunday Style magazine recently, the "Adore You" chanteuse, 22, said that while she loves dressing up, she hates shopping — especially on the famed stretch of high-end stores in Beverly Hills. "You've seen Pretty Woman, obviously," she said, referencing the Julia Roberts-Richard [...] »
If the on-screen chemistry between Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey leaves you more bothered than hot, don’t fret, there’s plenty of other sexy movies out there to watch instead.
From steamy rom-coms (Pretty Woman, Love and Other Drugs) to swoon-worthy classics (Titanic, The Notebook) to those movies that definitely put the adult in adult drama (Unfaithful, Ghost) we’ve picked out some of the sexiest films — and their sexiest moments — of all-time to suit your every need. Who needs Fifty Shades when you’ve got these 15?
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Sexiest Moment: The lovers sneak away to the steerage and get it on in the back of a car. Steamy, both literally and figurative.
- Aly Semigran
This review originally appeared in Nathaniel's column at Towleroad. It is reprinted here with a couple of minor adjustments.
Spoiler Alert: Nothing happens in 50 Shades Of Grey. Nothing at all. The property’s idiot savant genius may be how well it achieves this tabula rasa narrative and aesthetic zen state. Its slate is so blank that the audience is free to project whatever they’d like on to it including the drama. Byoe: Bring Your Own Everything. Perhaps this accounts for its enormous “event” like status at the box office.
We begin with an embarrassingly botched interview between a young woman who we're supposed to think of as a frumpy plain jane, an unstylish deer in the headlights if you will, and the snappily dressed über intimidating businessperson who will decide her fate. (Think The Devil Wears Prada plus sexual tension minus jokes). Naive and beautiful young Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson »
- NATHANIEL R
Valentine's Day tends to split people into two camps - the lovers and the haters. It's doesn't just break down into couples and singles - there are a hundred reasons why you might be a fan or foe of Valentine's Day.
Not wanting to leave anyone out, here are our top picks of films - all available to watch now on Netflix - for anyone who wants to celebrate or forget Valentine's Day:
Sometimes the obvious choice is the best one. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts star in this modern day Pygmalion as the uptight businessman and the hooker with a heart of gold, as if we had to tell you.
There are few films with more memorable moments than this: the shopping scene, the cutlery, the day at the races and the dental floss. If you want something straightforward and heart-warming for Valentine's Day, you can't do much better. »
The kind of action extravaganza only a truly fallen civilization can produce, Kingsman: The Secret Service will both entertain you and send you running to the shower. Adapted (loosely) from Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons's gleefully brutal 2012 comic book The Secret Service with in-your-face visual bravado by Matthew Vaughn (who also turned Millar's Kick-Ass into a similarly deranged and beautiful killfest), this tale of a young tough getting introduced into a clandestine espionage network takes a familiar setup and upends it with comically stylized brutality. The film knows its story is an obvious one. "Have you seen Trading Places, Nikita, Pretty Woman?" Colin Firth's Harry Hart (code name: Galahad) asks our hero Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a council estate kid with a chip on his shoulder. Eggsy hasn't heard of those films, but he has heard of My Fair Lady, one of Kingsman's less intuitive reference points. Due to »
- Bilge Ebiri
Irina Shayk is dishing on her Valentine's Day plans! We chatted with the 29-year-old Russian supermodel recently at a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models party in NYC to catch up with the brunette beauty. So does Cristiano Ronaldo's ex have V-Day plans ready for this weekend? "Not yet but you know, maybe it's going to come up," Shayk joked, adding, "Maybe today here I'm going to fine the plans, you never know." As for what makes the perfect Valentine's Day date, Shayk said, "A lot of food, expensive bottle of champagne, because I'm Russian. I love an expensive bottle of champagne. Chocolate and [a] cool movie. Like yesterday I saw Pretty Woman and that felt like »
Watch out, Justin Theroux -- Eddie Redmayne might steal your girl!The "Theory of Everything" star stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday, where he revealed that he still gets starstruck and even "stalked" Jennifer Aniston. "My wife and I love 'Friends,'" he explained. "We saw Jennifer Aniston at a party, and we were just incredibly inappropriate. We so wanted to meet her that we just sort of literally stalked about four meters behind her for an entire evening." "And eventually, she was sort of like, 'Ok?' and we got to meet her," he added.Check out the clip below to see if the "Cake" star was equally excited to meet Eddie and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe!Not only does Redmayne admire Jen, but he also recalled the "pretty breathtaking" moment at the SAG Awards when Julia Roberts presented him his Best Actor award."My dad's favorite film is 'Pretty Woman, »
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Eddie Redmayne may have won a Screen Actors Guild award on Sunday, but he told Jimmy Kimmel the real prize was a slew of star encounters that came with his new hardware. Visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, The Theory of Everything star compared himself to a "a kid in a candy store" at this year's SAG festivities. The biggest treats of the night? Meeting Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts.The night began when Roberts, 47, handed Redmayne, 33, the statuette for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role. After watching Pretty Woman, one of his father's favorites, "at an inappropriate age, »
- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard
Eddie Redmayne isn't one of those actors who is too cool to get starstruck. In fact, on Tuesday's Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Oscar nominee and Theory of Everything star said he feels "like a kid in a candy store" at all the celeb-packed awards shows he's been frequenting lately. The 33-year-old Brit added that it's "endlessly exciting" and "completely surreal" coming face to face with "all these people you've long admired." Of course, some celebrity encounters are more exciting than others. Eddie recalled the "pretty breathtaking" moment at the SAG Awards when Julia Roberts presented him his Best Actor award. "My dad's favorite film is Pretty Woman, so »
Pretty Woman—once and forever! Julia Roberts attended the 2015 SAG Awards in L.A. on Jan. 25, where she debuted a fierce—and very familiar—hair hue: Vivian Ward red! The Normal Heart actress, 47, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Move, popped on the red carpet thanks to her rust-hued tresses—nearly an identical match to the reddish brown hair color she rocked as everyone's favorite big-hearted hooker in 1990's Pretty Woman. To complement her new hue, celeb makeup artist Genevieve Herr kept the beauty look simple [...] »
In Kingsman: The Secret Service, secret agent Harry Hart (Colin Firth) tries to give a second chance to his juvenile delinquent nephew Eggsy (Taron Egerton), by offering him the opportunity to become a Kingsman agent. A new clip from director Matthew Vaughn's comic book adaptation has been released, where Harry tries to explain how transformative this experience can by for a young man by dropping references to movies such as Trading Places, La Femme Nikita and even Pretty Woman. As you can see in the footage below, Eggsy is full of surprises with an unexpected reference of his own.
Based upon the acclaimed comic book by Mark Millar and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. »
Mindy Kaling is the invisible woman -- or so she thinks.
In the new Super Bowl Xlix commercial for Nationwide Insurance, The Mindy Project star starts to think no one can see her and takes advantage of her newly discovered super power.
Photos: Stars Who Love Sports!
To the tune of "Pretty Woman," Mindy lays out nude in a New York park, eats a tub of ice cream and walks right through a car wash without being interrupted. But is the 35-year-old TV star actually invisible?
Videos: The 7 Sexiest Super Bowl Commercials of All Time
The full-length #InvisibleMindy ad will air on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.
In the meantime, check out what some are calling the sexiest Super Bowl commercial ever made.
With a dopey title like “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” it’s tempting to write off Matthew Vaughn’s new film as another wannabe franchise-starter. But its release draws closer next month, the more it appears as fun as early reviews —including our own A- review— have suggested. So on the heels of the advanced screenings last week, the studio has released a slew of new clips and TV spots to help stoke excitement for the very British spy comedy here stateside. First up is a pair of clips from the first act of the film, when Taron Egerton’s streetwise Eggsy gets recruited by Colin Firth’s posh secret agent Harry Hart. Both clips are from sequences that have been glimpsed in previous trailers: namely, the pub fight and Eggsy being impressed by Hart’s pair of oxfords. Next up is a short featurette laying out the premise of the »
- Cain Rodriguez
Jamie Dornan stuns in Detail magazine's February issue, sporting a white tee and blue hues. The Irish model-turned-actor is no stranger to the camera, and in the interview, he talked about preparing for the role of Christian Grey, his newfound fear, and his favorite romantic comedies. With Fifty Shades of Grey's release coming soon, find out how Jamie remains grounded and why he thinks he's funnier than Dakota Johnson, who plays his love interest, Anastasia Steele. And if the photos below aren't enough eye candy, check out Jamie's hottest pictures and watch the sexiest sneak peeks from the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. You can also read the entire Jamie Dornan feature at Details, and don't miss the behind-the-scenes video. On being labeled a sex symbol: "What does that even mean? When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls. »
17 items from 2015
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