8 items from 2016
“I can’t go back and keep on making the same mistakes when I can make new ones,” she writes in her diary. Emma Thompson, portraying her Obgyn, tells her to try to figure out which man is the father — “It’s like the final of the ‘X-Factor'” — but each man still believes it’s him by the time that they carry an about-to-deliver Bridget into the hospital.
- Dave McNary
Academy Award winner Judi Dench will star as Queen Victoria and Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears (The Queen) will direct Working Title Films’ Victoria And Abdul, to which Focus Features will hold worldwide rights as part of the company’s renewed global initiative. The movie is slated to go into production this year for a 2017 release. Focus will release the movie domestically and Universal Pictures International will distribute the film around the world. Victoria And Abdul is being co-financed by Focus in association with BBC Films.
The screenplay of Victoria And Abdul is by Lee Hall, an Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner for Working Title’s Billy Elliot; and is based on Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.
- Michelle McCue
Bridget is back. Oscar winner Renée Zellweger returns to the big screen after a six-year absence with “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” Bridget (Zellweger) is still single, but she loves her life and she’s thriving in her career as a top news producer. Bridget is seen navigating her past romance with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), while entertaining a new man in her present—Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey). However Bridget becomes pregnant, and as luck would have it, the baby could either be Mark or Jack’s. “There’s at least a 50 percent chance,” Zellweger says as Bridget when asked if the baby is Mark’s. “Bridget Jones’s Baby” marks Zellweger’s third time portraying Bridget after 2001’s “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and 2004’s “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.” Zellweger won a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination for the first film. The first two “Bridget Jones” films are adapted »
The Oscar-winner’s first starring role in six years is in a belated third instalment of the romcom
Bridget Jones is back, and the good news is that she looks pretty much like Renée Zellweger, rather than the unrecognisable impostor who emerged a couple of years ago. A decade older than when we last time we saw her, in 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, everyone’s favourite calorie-counting media muppet is still juggling blokes (Patrick Dempsey joins Colin Firth to form the new instalment’s love triangle), but this time has a bun in the oven to boot.
Having been jilted at the altar, Bridget is still working in TV, hanging out with bezzie mate Sally Phillips, scandalising mum Gemma Jones and cuddling up to dear old dad Jim Broadbent. Her music tastes might have been updated a little, however. Out with Céline Dion, in with Ed Sheeran, »
- Ben Child
It.s been over 10 years since we.ve had a run in with Bridget Jones. Renee Zellweger played the title role in two films from the early 2000.s. The first film Bridget Jones. Diary was a massive hit, and the sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason... wasn.t a total failure. While it.s been a long time since we.ve seen Bridget Jones, we can guess what she.s been up to from the title of the new film Bridget Jones. Baby. Check it out. If you were a fan of the first two films, there.s quite a bit to enjoy here in the trailer, courtesy of Ellen. There was a charm to the previous films, the first one especially, that was undeniable and at least some of that is on display here. Is Renee Zellweger.s English accent ridiculous? Of course it is, but it.s »
Our favorite wanton sex goddess is back … and pregnant in the first trailer for “Bridget Jones’s Baby.”
Zellweger’s iconic character Jones is now a fortysomething single woman working as a news producer with a baby on the way. In typical Bridget Jones fashion, she’s not sure who the father is. It could be her now ex-husband Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), who she has an awkward encounter with in the teaser, or her new love interest, Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey).
“Did you have a three-way?” her mom (played by Gemma Jones) asks, in shock, when Bridget says “there’s at least a 50% chance” that Mark is the father.
She even goes as far as booking separate ultrasound appointments with each suitor. “So this is dad I presume? »
- Maane Khatchatourian
The gang is back! Well, sort of. Hugh Grant has opted out of making another 'Bridget Jones' movie, but the franchise must soldier on, and over a decade since "Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason," the next chapter is coming with "Bridget Jones' Baby." And as usual, our heroine, played by Renee Zellweger, will find her heart fluttering elsewhere, this time catching the attention of Patrick Dempsey. “He’s a very different kind of rival,” Colin Firth told EW about his of his onscreen rival. "He's not somebody I've known since we were kids. He's an outsider and he threatens Mark Darcy in a very, very different way than Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) did.” And it seems the stakes this time around go beyond love. “There are various mysteries to be resolved,” Firth said. "Who does she end up with? Whose baby is it? You can resolve »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The love story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy has been told again and again onscreen, and each adaptation has in its own way addressed themes of class, social etiquette and romance that Jane Austen wove into the 1813 classic, Pride and Prejudice. But now Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, in theaters Feb. 5, introduces a whole new slew of themes: the undead, for example, and martial arts and lots and lots of blood and gore. The film has Cinderella star Lily James playing Elizabeth, who in this version just happens to be leading a small army of sword-toting society women in »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
8 items from 2016
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