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Alec And Hilaria Baldwin Attend Star-Studded Ripple Of Hope Awards

On December 13, The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights hosted the annual Ripple of Hope Awards dinner at the New York Hilton that raised over $3 Million.

Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Attend Ripple of Hope Awards dinner

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Ethel Kennedy presented Harry Belafonte, Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, and Hamdi Ulukaya, founder of Chobani with the Ripple of Hope Award, an award that celebrates leaders of international business, entertainment, and activist communities who have demonstrated a commitment to social change.

Alec Baldwin acted as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies for the dinner, which was hosted by Ethel Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Philip W. Johnston, B. Scott Minerd, Marvin S. Rosen, Robert & Hope Smith, Pedro Torres-Mackie and Donato Tramuto.

Other notable guests included: Hilaria Baldwin, Tony Bennett, Kenneth Cole & Maria Cuomo Cole, Thomas Dinapoli, Kathryn Erbe, D’Brickshaw Ferguson, Peter Frampton, Pamela Frank, Whoopi Goldberg,
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Should actors be allowed to omit their age from IMDb?

The actor Patrick Kennedy, whose work includes Boardwalk Empire and Atonement, talks about the new California law and why stars deserve to retain their mystique

Actors, like Donald Trump, prefer to remain “semi-exact” when it comes to the facts. Perception is our domain, not to be undermined by actuality. A fact like an actor’s date of birth stands in the way of our dreams at some point in all our working lives – we’re no different from anyone else in this – but it’s notoriously true that actors contend with age in unequal ways. Without a doubt, since I’ve left my twenties the roles have become more interesting. Maybe that’s just art reflecting life. Young men are never as interesting as they think they are. Demetrius is no match for Helena, Lysander for Hermia, nor that dolt Romeo for the wry and cogent Juliet.

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Movie Review – London Has Fallen (2016)

London Has Fallen, 2016

Directed by Babak Najafi.

Starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Patrick Kennedy, Robert Forster, Melissa Leo, Charlotte Riley, Shivani Ghai, Mehdi Dehbi, Waleed Zuaiter, Alon Aboutboul, Jackie Earle Haley, and Michael Wildman.

Synopsis:

In London for the Prime Minister’s funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

It’s easy to see why London Has Fallen is quickly drawing passionate ire from many film critics and moviegoers around the world; it is unabashedly patriotic ‘America, fuck yeah’ propaganda, but to embrace the movie as a serious political statement is absurd. Is there really no room left for a dumb action movie anymore? Has political correctness really run that rampant, to the point where a movie depicting a Middle Eastern Isis reminiscent villain acting out as a terrorist is offensive? Even when that movie is really nothing
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Mr. Holmes

This one's a keeper, a film that generates a meaningful emotional charge. Ian McKellen and director Bill Condon re-team for an intensely felt portrait of Sherlock Holmes in his sunset years, holding on to his intellectual capacities as he reappraises a tragic case from years before. Laura Linney is his housekeeper, who fears Holmes is a bad influence on her son -- but the relationship is mutually beneficial. Mr. Holmes Blu-ray + Digital HD Lionsgate/Miramax 2015 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date November 10, 2015 / 24.99 Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker , Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Philip Davis, Frances de la Tour, Charles Maddox, Takako Akashi, Zak Shukor, John Sessions, Nicholas Rowe, Frances Barber, Colin Starkey, Sarah Crowden. Cinematography Tobias A. Schleisser Film Editor Virginia Katz Original Music Carter Burwell Written by Jeffrey Hatcher from a novel by Mitch Cullin from characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Produced by Iain Canning,
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‘Mr Holmes’ DVD Review

Stars: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Philip Davis, Frances de la Tour, John Sessions | Written by Jeffrey Hatcher | Directed by Bill Condon

In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement.

I had high hopes for Mr. Holmes. After all, not only does the film star Ian McKellan in the central role but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character is, typically, guaranteed to provide some intriguing crime-solving action. Not so here.

Instead Conan Doyle’s iconic detective
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Mr. Holmes movie review: the case of the missing myth

It looks lovely and Ian McKellen is amazing, of course, but it’s not very Holmesian. I suspect Holmes himself would snort in derision at its sentimentality. I’m “biast” (pro): big fan of Sherlock Holmes and Ian McKellen

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I love Sherlock Holmes in all his many incarnations, and when I heard that director Bill Condon was making a movie about an elderly Holmes played by Ian McKellan, I cheered. The two had previously collaborated on the wonderful Gods and Monsters — about the classic Frankenstein filmmaker James Whale in his later years — so this new film was bound to be great, wasn’t it? I was a tad sorry to learn that Mr. Holmes, though based on a novel, was not based on the fabulous Mary Russell
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‘Mr. Holmes’ ages an iconic hero to give him new life

Mr. Holmes

Written for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher

Directed by Bill Condon

UK, 2015

Sherlock Holmes is a character so ingrained in our cultural imagination that it’s hard to think up any new spin on him. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle invented a character who became an archetype, even for procedural television, as the airwaves are still littered with brilliant assholes who owe their very existence to the original detective of 221B Baker Street.

Mr. Holmes, the latest depiction of Holmes, directed by Bill Condon and based on Mitch Cullin’s novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, manages to find new ground by emphasizing the character’s vulnerability and, thus, his humanity. Ian McKellen plays an aged Holmes past his mental prime, struggling against encroaching senility to remember the conclusion to his final mystery. The enigmatic case unfolds only as quickly as Holmes can remember it, which is to say,
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Movie Review – Mr. Holmes (2015)

Mr. Holmes, 2015.

Directed by Bill Condon.

Starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada and Patrick Kennedy.

Synopsis:

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.

In a period where remakes, reboots, sequels and any other chance to bring an internationally recognised character back to the big screen, what a delight it was to watch this latest incarnation of the legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes. As even the title acknowledges, this is a film about respect for Holmes as an older man, and with that comes respect from the film makers; A third version of Guy Ritchie’s superman this is, thankfully, not.

Mr. Holmes does what so many revisionist tales of popular fiction dare not do; it deconstructs not only the character and the world we believed to be true. We’re told by Holmes
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Watch the Mr. Holmes press conference with Ian McKellen and Laura Linney

Ahead of its release next Friday, Ian McKellen and Laua Linney were in London this week for the official press conference for Mr. Holmes, which you can watch right here…

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

Mr. Holmes also stars Laura Linney,
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Ian McKellen featured on new poster for Mr. Holmes

Ahead of its release later this month, a new poster has arrived online for Mr. Holmes featuring Ian McKellen as the legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes, although it’s pretty much just the first poster brightened up a bit, with the addition of a few quotes…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Mr. Holmes here

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement,
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New trailer for Mr. Holmes arrives

A new trailer has been released for director Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes, which stars Ian McKellen as Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes, and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.
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Ian McKellen’s Mr. Holmes Investigates His Final Case In New Trailer

Opening in Us theatres on July 17, here’s a look at the new trailer for Mr. Holmes.

In his Berlinale 2015 review, Alex Billington (First Showing.net) writes Ian McKellen, “is absolutely magnificent in this film, taking on the role with complete authority and differentiating himself (from anything he has done before) with minor quirks and physical mannerisms. He does give us a Sherlock Holmes that we have never seen before, both likable and unlikable, but still traditional and nevertheless wise. Through his charm, and the impressively conceived narrative built around emotion, this film left a strong impression on me that will likely last for a long time.”

McKellen leads a stellar cast including Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Frances de la Tour, Phil Davis and newcomer Milo Parker in Bill Condon’s Mr Holmes. The film reunites McKellen with director Bill Condon after their collaboration
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'Mr. Holmes' Trailer #2: Ian McKellen Tells Sherlock's True Story

'Mr. Holmes' Trailer #2: Ian McKellen Tells Sherlock's True Story
Following the Mr. Holmes teaser trailer released back in March, Roadside Attractions has released the full trailer for this upcoming drama, which offers a new twist on the world's most famous detective. Ian McKellen stars as Mr. Holmes, who is now retired and, as we can see in this trailer, has some issues with the stories being written about him by his former partner Watson. As Holmes contemplates writing a story of his own, to correct the misconceptions created by Watson, a case from his past begins to haunt him.

The story is set in 1947, where an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son,
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'Mr. Holmes' UK Trailer: Ian McKellen Takes One Last Case

'Mr. Holmes' UK Trailer: Ian McKellen Takes One Last Case
Following the first domestic trailer released back in March, Entertainment One UK has debuted a new British trailer for Mr. Holmes. This upcoming drama takes a different look at Sherlock Holmes' story then we've ever seen before, with Ian McKellen playing the aging detective, who has now retired and is living a quiet life. The drama will be released in UK theaters June 19, and in U.S. theaters July 17.

In 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes has returned from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances
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New UK trailer for Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen

A new UK trailer has arrived online for Mr. Holmes, director Bill Condon’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes mystery, which stars Ian McKellen as Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary sleuth. Che it out below after the official synopsis…

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.
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New trailer for Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen

A new international trailer has arrived online for Mr. Holmes, which is based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind and sees Ian McKellen as a 93-year-old Holmes who is lured out of retirement thanks to a 50-year-0ld unsolved case. Check out the trailer below after the official synopsis…

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement,
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Ian McKellen is Sherlock Holmes In New Trailer For Bill Condon’s Mr Holmes

Ian McKellen leads a stellar cast including Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan, Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Frances de la Tour, Phil Davis and newcomer Milo Parker in Bill Condon’s Mr Holmes. The film reunites McKellen with director Bill Condon after their collaboration on the Academy Award-winning Gods And Monsters.

Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, the intriguing premise for Mr Holmes reimagines Sherlock Holmes as a real person whose adventures have been turned into best-selling novels by his friend and partner Dr John Watson. Now old and in failing health, the famously rational detective is forced to engage for the first time with his emotions as his mental powers dwindle.

One of the key elements that made Mr Holmes such a pleasure for Bill Condon was the opportunity of reuniting with Ian McKellen after the success of Gods and Monsters. In both films,
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Watch the first trailer for Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen has played Magneto, Gandalf and now he’s portraying the world’s greatest detective (no, not Batman) Sherlock Holmes. Check out the first official trailer for Mr. Holmes below…

Mr. Holmes is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective.1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

McKellen joins the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch,
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'Mr. Holmes' Trailer: Ian McKelllen Is Sherlock Holmes

'Mr. Holmes' Trailer: Ian McKelllen Is Sherlock Holmes
After taking on such iconic roles as Magneto in X-Men and Gandalf in The Hobbit, Ian McKellen is ready to take on the role of his lifetime as he assumes the identity of an aging super sleuth in Mr. Holmes. The film reunites Ian McKellen with his Gods and Monsters director Bill Condon, who went onto helm the Oscar nominated Dreamgirls and will next tackle the Disney live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast. Opening summer 2015, Miramax and Roadside Attractions have now debuted the first teaser trailer for Mr. Holmes.

Mr. Holmes brings a new twist on the world's most famous detective.&#160It is 1947, and an aging Sherlock Holmes has returned from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees,
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Berlin Film Review: ‘Mr. Holmes’

Berlin Film Review: ‘Mr. Holmes’
After hitting a couple of commercial highs (“Dreamgirls,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”) and one major artistic low (“The Fifth Estate”) in the major-studio trade, Bill Condon makes a welcome return to more intimate, character-based fare in “Mr. Holmes,” an elegiac portrait of the once-great detective as a senescent old man — arthritic of body and foggy of mind, yet unwilling to go gently into that good night. A graceful film that seems happy to proceed at roughly the pace of the honey that drips from its central character’s apiary, this faithful adaptation of Mitch Cullin’s 2005 novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” may disappoint audiences seeking a ripping good Sherlock Holmes mystery, but should delight genre buffs fond of such earlier revisionist Holmes yarns as “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution” and “Young Sherlock Holmes,” and even attract some younger viewers curious to see the old guy from “Lord of the
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