11 items from 2008
Music and Lyrics (2007)
American Dreamz (2006)
Travaux, on sait quand ça commence... (2005)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Love Actually (2003)
Two Weeks Notice (2002)
About a Boy (2002)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Small Time Crooks (2000)
Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Notting Hill (1999)
Extreme Measures (1996)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Nine Months (1995)
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)
An Awfully Big Adventure (1995)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Night Train to Venice (1993)
Bitter Moon (1992)
The Big Man (1990)
Remando al viento (1988)
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
White Mischief (1988)
Nuit Bengali, La (1988)
The Dawning (1988)
You'll recognize the hair before you recognize the shell-shocked face of Kristin Scott Thomas as she plays Juliette in I've Loved You So Long. Her eyes are ravaged from seeing something no one should have to see. Her mouth is almost desiccated from lack of something — the chance to talk, enjoyment of life, perhaps even nourishment? As the story unfolds, we watch Juliette slowly return to a hint of daily normalcy after 15 years in prison, while we start to guess, and then learn, what she did to her child to land herself there. Some of us have indeed loved Scott Thomas so long. Perhaps it has been since The English Patient, in which she played the roiling-beneath-the-icy-surface Katharine. Perhaps our admiration grew out of Four Weddings and a Funeral, when she stole our hearts as the poshly quippy friend who didn't get the guy. Or, if you noticed her work »
- Dany Margolies
Did you watch Almost Famous and wish that Philip Seymour Hoffman would do a full retro film that has him chatting on the radio? Have you ever wished that you could see Nick Frost lounging lasciviously on a bed? Do you like/love Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, and/or Notting Hill? If you can answer yes to any of the three, watch the clip above.
This is the UK trailer for Richard Curtis' The Boat That Rocked, which follows rogue DJs in the '60s who fuel a pirate radio movement from the most logical and appropriate place -- a ship at sea. (Arr!) The idea itself sounded good, but seeing it ... man, 2009 cannot come fast enough!
However ... this is making me wish for a remake of Pump up the Volume with Hoffman as Hard Harry. He's too old, and it would be ridiculous, but I »
- Monika Bartyzel
Rowan Atkinson has criticised his big screen career, claiming that he has only been in one decent film. The 53-year-old played the title character in two Mr Bean films and has appeared in a number of other movies including Johnny English, Keeping Mum, Love Actually, Scooby-Doo, and Rat Race. Despite their box office success, Atkinson told The Times that he is only completely happy with 1994's Four Weddings And A Funeral. He said: "My problem is that, although the films have undoubtedly been commercially successful and some will be looked on in 20 years' (more) »
- By Sarah Rollo
Filed under: Comedy, Romance, Casting
He's been through Four Weddings and a Funeral, traversed the world of Jane Austen, learned what life's like when it's About a Boy, and canoodled the likes of Andie MacDowell, Julia Roberts, Renee Zellweger, and Drew Barrymore. Now Hugh Grant's getting the woman of Manolo Blahniks -- Sarah Jessica Parker.
The Hollywood Reporter posts that Columbia Pictures has pulled the pair together for Marc Lawrence's new, untitled romantic comedy. Refreshingly, there's a slight spin on this puppy to keep it from the usual man, woman, drama, and romantic happy ending rut -- witness protection. It seems the pair will play "an estranged high-powered New York couple who witness a murder and are placed in a witness-protection program in a small Wyoming town." I wonder if they choose to be together so at least they both know someone, or if the powers that be »
- Monika Bartyzel
Grant had signed on to play the lead role in new romantic comedy Lost For Words but abandoned the project last week (begs06Oct08), after production had already begun, because he wanted the screenplay changed, according to British reports.
The star's withdrawal has allegedly infuriated executive producer Curtis, who wrote the British star's previous hit films Four Weddings And A Funeral, Notting Hill and Love Actually, and whose younger brother Jamie had worked on the script.
A source tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "Grant wanted changes made to the script. A compromise could not be agreed."
A spokesperson for the movie's production company, Working Title, confirms Grant's departure, adding: "The film will go on. We are now in talks about who will replace him as the leading actor."
Grant, 48, had been cast in the movie as a womanising English actor who becomes entangled in a love triangle with a Chinese actress, played by Ziyi Zhang, and her translator. »
Liz Hurley's famous "safety pin" dress has been voted the most iconic garment in a new poll. The black Versace outfit, showcased by Hurley at the 1994 premiere of Four Weddings And A Funeral, beat the Givenchy gown worn by Audrey Hepburn at the 1954 Oscars into second place. The Debenhams survey asked 3,000 women to rate the best celebrity dresses of all time. Other stars to make the top 20 included Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Keira Knightley, Kate (more) »
- By Sarah Rollo
British model/actress Elizabeth Hurley has topped a poll to find the best red carpet star of all time - for wearing a dress held together by safety pins at a film premiere.
Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn came second in the survey for her appearance at the 1954 Oscars wearing a white Givenchy dress.
Rounding out the top five of the poll, by U.K. department store Debenhams, was Jennifer Lopez with a plunging green frock she wore at the Grammy Awards in 2000. »
The twenties have roared... the thirties have yet to swing. John Whittaker, a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy and glamorous American woman, and they marry impetuously. However when the couple returns to the family home, his mother Mrs Whittaker has an instant allergic reaction to her new daughter-in-law. Larita tries her best to fit in but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother-in-law. Larita quickly realizes Mrs Whittaker.s game and sees that she must fight back if she.s not going to lose John. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly. Mrs Whittaker manipulates every situation to undermine her, while Larita remains frustratingly calm and engineers sassy counter attacks. Before long, Mrs Whittaker »
The 1994 film, which launched Grant's Hollywood career, topped the poll, closely followed by Monty Python's religious satire Life Of Brian.
HBO has partnered with the Weinstein Co. and the BBC on the drama series, ordering 13 hourlong episodes to begin filming in the summer. That's in addition to the two-hour pilot that Minghella recently shot in Botswana from a script he wrote with Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral).
HBO has obtained U.S. and Canadian television and home video rights, and the BBC
has taken U.K. television distribution. TWC, which controls all other international territories, is planning to take the project to MIP in April.
Agency stars Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe, the proprietor of the only female-owned detective agency in Botswana. Anika Noni Rose plays her quirky secretary, Mma Makutsi, and Lucian Msamati stars as Ramotswe's devoted suitor, JLB Matekoni. »
11 items from 2008
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