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If all you wanted for Christmas this year was a bunch of people arguing about the film Love Actually, then you’re in luck. Partially owing to the fact that the holiday-themed rom-com had its ten-year anniversary this year, conversation about the film has kept at a steady hum because (a) it’s almost Christmas! and (b) none of us realized just how evenly (and passionately!) the line was drawn between Love Actually lovers and Love Actually haters. Vulture has to shoulder some of the blame, as this site did point out that when the now-beloved movie was released, a lot of critics hated it. Perhaps we didn't realize how many people still agree with them, and how many people consider this ten-year-old blasphemy. The Atlantic’s Christopher Orr, whose 2003 pan we featured in our roundup of original reviews wanted to let us know that, yes, he still hates it: »
- Lindsey Weber
Spreading Christmas cheer (or something like it), Amy Poehler took to the streets of NYC to sing Christmas carols, forcing strangers to finish the songs with her. And when they couldn't remember the lyrics? Well, she wasn't happy. Meanwhile, fellow funny lady Kristen Wiig returned to the Saturday Night Live stage, Love Actually got a (fake) sequel, and a girl's reaction to her friends' engagements had us laughing out loud. See all that and more with this week's funniest photos and videos. Amy Poehler's Christmas Carols In Funny or Die's latest, Billy Eichner and Amy Poehler ambush New Yorkers while singing Christmas carols, asking the strangers to complete the lyrics. Hilarity ensues. Kristen Wiig in The Sound of Music Following last week's The Sound of Music Live! special, Kristen Wiig returned to the Saturday Night Live stage to bring her character Dooneese to the show's spoof. It's pretty perfect. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
Christmas is almost upon us, and with the festive season already in full swing (since about October), settling down to a good Christmas movie at the end of the night is always a good way to celebrate.
Richard Curtis’ Love Actually is an undeniable classic of the niche genre. Curtis made one of the best directorial debuts in recent memory, marking an incredibly smooth transition from being a writer to a writer-director.
The film has everything you need for the perfect holiday: A lot of laughs, a little drama, and plenty of romance. Not to mention perhaps the greatest ensemble cast a British movie has ever had.
Whilst Love Actually 2 may not actually be on the cards for us, the good folks over at Official Comedy have made a brilliant parody trailer of what a sequel might offer, and if you haven’t already, it will make you want to »
- Kenji Lloyd
It's the most wonderful time of the year: time to watch as many Christmas movies as you can until you're physically unable to continue! We've decided it might be best to ease you into it, so instead of making you watch the films in their entirety, we've rounded up the most Gif-worthy moments of 12 classic, wonderful Christmas movies. 12. Love Actually There are so many different story lines in Love Actually, which means at least one of them is going to mirror your own holiday experience. Basically, it's fitting for any mood you're in, from down in the dumps to head in the clouds. 11. Elf There's no way you're going to get through this movie without laughing. And if you do somehow manage to make it through chuckle-free, then you're just a regular Scrooge. 10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Aside from the fact that the terrifying abominable snowman gave me years and years of nightmares, »
- Ryan Roschke
Christmas is coming and that means crappy TV commercials, awful festive songs and snotty nosed sprogs banging on your front door with a half-hearted version of We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and hoping to make enough money to buy a cheap bottle of wine! All this is interspersed with eating and drinking too much, and pretending to be grateful for the ill fitting Rudolph sweater Aunt Florence bought especially for you.
Okay I’m a Christmas misery, especially when it comes to festive films on TV. I’m not knocking It’s a Wonderful Life (1943) and Miracle on 34th Street (1941), but they are filled with too much sentiment for a cynical old sod like me.
So me being me, here are ten alternative efforts to keep us grumpy old men happy.
Cash on Demand (1962)
He is in reality a smooth talking thief who has kidnapped Fordyce’s family so »
With Christmas and holiday vacations right around the corner, it's the perfect time to hunker down and watch "Love Actually." But what if that beloved 10-year-old romcom had a sequel?
The lovely folks at Official Comedy put together the hilarious above trailer parody that shows where all the movie's characters would be today based on their film and TV roles. According to this spoof, Andrew Lincoln's lovelorn Mark ended up being a zombie killer. Martin Freeman's actor nude stand-in John headed to Hobbiton and January Jones' sexy Wisconsin-te Jeannie got herself knocked up.
The best moments in the trailer come when Liam Neeson goes all "The Grey" and tries to have a face off with a "Game of Thrones"-esque Thomas Brodie-Sangster, while Keira Knightley gets real intense in a "Domino"-era get up. My, how times have changed since their first run-in with love, actually.
There was once a lovelorn boy named Sam in a little film called Love Actually who told his grieving father, “Let’s go get the sh– kicked out of us by love.”
Judging by this trailer for the sequel, it looks like they certainly did.
Fine — it’s a parody. The video, a masterful compilation of some of the ensemble’s post-Love Actually work, weaves a storyline that sees Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson at a certain school for witchcraft and wizardry, a profanity-loving Colin Firth, and an Andrew Lincoln battling the zombie apocalypse (which the actor himself outlines »
- Shirley Li
Is the Christmas rom-com a classic or an abomination? Record your opinion with our fun new video tool
Ten years after its release, the Love Actually wars rage on.
Our early research suggests that this might be yet another a cross-cultural rift between the British and Americans, with the Guardian's Stuart Heritage remarking: "If all British people were like the characters in Love Actually, Britain would have to be drowned in the sea." But maybe it's not that simple.
Some viewers believe it to be one of the greatest romantic comedies ever made and the ultimate Christmas film, while others think it's disingenuous, sexist, and about as interesting as a lump of coal.
Yesterday, Twitter was divided over the poll we put to our reader's via the Us's Guardian Whiteboard (@gdnwhiteboard) account. Now, we'd like to give our readers the chance to sound off on the Guardian.
The box to »
- Kayla Epstein
Remember in Love Actually when Andrew Lincoln's character raised the bar on romantic gestures by telling Keira Knightley how he felt using cue cards? His name was Mark. Well, now Mark is killing zombies. And not one but two characters ended up as wizards. This is all according to the trailer for Love Actually 2, which tells us where the folks from the beloved Christmas classic ended up after the credits rolled. Obviously it's a fake trailer that uses footage from the films and TV series that the actors from Love Actually appeared in after the movie was released, but it's still lots of fun to imagine this being real. So according to Love Actually 2, this is how everyone ended up: Billy Mack (Bill »
The Flickering Myth writing team count down to Christmas by discussing their favourite festive movies; next up is Robert D. Spake with Love Actually...
It’s been a tradition for a number of years now that I watch Love, Actually every Christmas Eve. It’s not just a film about Christmas, but about love as well, and it’s probably the most feel-good film in existence. It never fails to bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. It sparks with magic and that makes it the perfect Christmas film for me.
With these type of films where there are many different stories happening it can be the case that one or two of them are more interesting than the others. Here though they’re all well-balanced and I like all of them, especially when they interconnect in sometimes major, and sometimes minor, ways. There isn’t »
- Gary Collinson
I’m one of the insane who watches Love Actually every year around Christmastime. Richard Curtis’ 10-year-old flick has lost none of its charm on repeat viewings, the laughs all still land and it makes a hell of a double feature with Die Hard. So naturally I think Christopher Orr is dead wrong about it. Up until four days ago, I had no idea there were people that hated the ensemble romantic comedy. In the grand sense that not everything is for everyone, sure, of course there were going to be people that didn’t care for it, but my eyes were opened to just how deep the irritation goes when Orr lambasted it as the least romantic movie of all time. I’m assuming Saw and Ichi the Killer weren’t up for consideration, but even strictly within the genre (and ignoring the trolling headline of the piece), it’s a pretty outrageous claim. It »
- Scott Beggs
Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find an honest trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey; a trailer for Love Actually 2; looking back at the year 1994; the best Family Guy moments from seasons 10-12; and a sweded Family Guy intro. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!
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- Justin Vactor
It has been ten years since Love Actually warmed hearts and entered permanent rotation for romantic comedy fans everywhere and in the meantime many have wondered when a sequel would happen to the ensemble flick. Well, with it looking unlikely to gather the same massive British and American cast again, some intrepid fans has assembled a what if trailer for the movie that may never be. It is easy to forget how many big names were in Love Actually such as Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh »
- Alex Maidy
As Winter sets in, all we really want to do is make some hot cocoa and navigate to Netflix, which has a great crop of seasonal favorites to enjoy. Hoping for some holiday classics? Look no further, because we've rounded up the best of Netflix's Christmas-themed movies. Whether you're looking for nostalgia, animation, or something slightly spooky, take a look at what Netflix has to offer! The Nightmare Before Christmas Source: Disney Once upon a time, Tim Burton created Jack Skellington, and a holiday hero was born. The Nightmare Before Christmas is a great film, because you get to watch it twice a year: once on Halloween and once on Christmas! National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Source: Warner Bros. No one does Christmas quite like Clark Griswold, and nothing says "holidays" quite like a viewing of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. Learn from Clark's mistakes; make sure your family brings its own trailer to sleep in. »
- Maggie Pehanick
The holidays are in the air, from the twinkling lights lining the streets to the smells of cinnamon and pumpkin in every grocery store. We know, it seems to come earlier and earlier every year. But don't be a Scrooge, just give in to that Mariah Carey Christmas song blasting everywhere you go -- you know you want to.
One of the best parts of the holidays is of course cuddling up and watching your favorite holiday movies. Whether you go for the romantic "Love Actually," the goofy "Elf," or the staple Christmas film "It's a Wonderful Life," one thing you'll certainly need is a TV to watch them on. You can cross a smart TV off your holiday wish list since Movies On Demand wants to give you a brand new one!
Movies On Demand is giving away a 55" smart TV along with a Warm & Cozy prize pack, including $20.00 of Cable Cash, »
- Moviefone Staff
The holiday romantic comedy classic Love Actually was released in theaters ten years ago. The movie's tagline promised that it was the "ultimate romantic comedy" and the flick truly lived up to that description. In honor of this holiday-season movie must, we decided to reminisce about all the lessons this flick has taught us over the years.
Never let Rowan Atkinson wrap your gift if you’re in a hurry.
Though he will do a lovely job — with a sprig of holly and everything — if you do have some time to spare.
Preteen love is total agony.
Of course, we had already learned that when we were twelve. This was more of a reminder.
Milwaukee is a great place to meet women of easy virtue.
And in a related note, the women of Milwaukee love a guy with a British accent. Also, this one might not be true, actually.
Claudia Schiffer is like Beetlejuice. »
- Mandy McAdoo
If you're getting in the Christmas spirit, you'll want to head over to the Paramount on Sunday for 35mm screenings of Love Actually. They've got two afternoon matinee showings. If that doesn't work for you, it's also a Girlie Night booking at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz on Tuesday, but that appears to be a digital screening (for those of you, like me, who care about such things).
Speaking of the Ritz, they've got a Kung Fu Double Feature on Sunday night from the American Genre Film Archive, Richard Donner's Superman in 35mm on Monday and Sweet Smell Of Success on Wednesday night. If you've got six hours to spare on Thursday evening, they're also showing a double feature of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug in 35mm. If you want to forgo the high frame rate/IMAX/3D options, it's a rare opportunity to see new releases on film. »
- Matt Shiverdecker
Love, actually! Keira Knightley recycled her wedding dress -- or selected a strikingly similar frock -- for Paul Newman's SeriousFun London Gala on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The Love Actually actress, 28, attended the charity event with husband James Righton (whom she married back in May in a low-key ceremony in the south of France), wearing a strapless, tulle, ivory dress from Chanel's spring 2006 couture collection. The dress looks similar to a strapless, tulle Rodarte dress Knightley wore back in 2008 for a pre-bafta party, while she [...] »
Welcome to The Hollywood News Advent Calendar! Join us for the next 24 days as we run down the top Christmas movies and guide you to the perfect festive viewing. Featuring some of your favourite Christmas movies and some you’d probably forgotten (maybe even on purpose), but hey, it is Christmas after all… to see the calendar so far, click here.
You may scorn and you may call it cheesy but I can’t get through the festive season without a sneaky watch (or 5) of Richard Curtis’ Love Actually. No really, I can’t; it’s on ITV2 on repeat for the entire month of December.
Released in 2003; writer, director and all-round champion of the love story Richard Curtis brought us the trials and tribulations of interconnected couples in the frenzied weeks leading up to Christmas day in London town.
Ancient rock-and-rollers and their managers, Prime Ministers and their serving staff, »
- Victoria Bull
We said a few days ago that news from the Batman vs. Superman camp has been quiet while talking about the Kent Farm photos, so it's about time someone came out in an interview to talk about the "controversial" casting of Ben Affleck as The Dark Knight.
"I’m sure he’ll be fantastic, above all else, and as a filmmaker he’s got his own style, you know, he’s not copying anyone else. And he’s also sort of been tenacious in his career. He’s had ups followed by downs and now he’s very up again and I think that requires and shows a very special strength of character, and it’s something I enjoy working with because jobs »
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