‘Catherine The Great’ Trailer: All Hail Helen Mirren In HBO’s New Period Drama Series

If December is too long to wait for “The Crown,” HBO has the fix for you. Their four-part limited series “Catherine the Great” will be gracing our screens this fall. Oscar-winner Helen Mirren steps ...

‘Catherine the Great’ Trailer: Helen Mirren Is a Ruthless Ruler in HBO Limited Series

‘Catherine the Great’ Trailer: Helen Mirren Is a Ruthless Ruler in HBO Limited Series “Game of Thrones” might be over, but HBO doesn’t seem quite ready to give up its coverage of controversial female leaders who fancy themselves the kind of royals who can break the very chains the ...

Sam Mendes’ ‘1917’ Nears Production: Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch & More Join Cast

DreamWorks Pictures and Universal Pictures announced today that Sam Mendes’ 1917 will start shooting on April 1 on location in England and Scotland. The film follows two young British soldiers ...

Howard the Duck U.K. Collector's Edition Blu-ray Arrives This Spring Loaded with Extras

Howard the Duck U.K. Collector's Edition Blu-ray Arrives This Spring Loaded with Extras Like everyone else on Earth, I was delighted as all Hell when Howard T. Duck showed up at the end of writer-director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy. Needless to say, I'm a fan of the character. ...

Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAs?

Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAs? “The Favourite” reaped a leading 12 nominations for the BAFTA Awards. Among these are bids for both Best Picture and Best British Film. But these two categories could cancel each other out in the ...

Playing a British Monarch Is a Step on the Road to Oscar Glory – Again

Playing a British Monarch Is a Step on the Road to Oscar Glory – Again “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” Shakespeare wrote of Britain’s care-burdened monarchs. Try telling that to the Academy. Once again, playing British royalty has proved to be a ...

Watch at Home: 1985, Roma, A Simple Favor

What's newly available for home viewing this week? Herewith a very quick survey of new releases and/or great deals DVD/Blu-Ray • All About Nina -Festival critics loved it (and Mary Elizabeth ...

Smackdown '94 Finale: "Pulp Fiction" and "Bullets Over Broadway"

The Smackdown In Three Parts • Written Blurbs & Reader Votes • Podcast Pt 1: Tom & Viv and The Madness of King George ...and now the finale! Finale (40 Minutes) The group discusses Jennifer ...

Smackdown '94 Companion: "Mrs King" and vague 'Women's Troubles'

Nathaniel R welcomes Erik Anderson, Nick Davis,  Itamar Moses, and Alfred Soto to talk 1994 movies The Supporting Actress Smackdown of 1994 has just gone up and the panelists have gathered for a ...

2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ breaks Best British Film curse

2018 BAFTA Awards: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ breaks Best British Film curse “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the very first BAFTA Award of the evening on Feb. 18 when it was named Best British Film. And it ended the night by claiming the Best Picture prize. ...

2018 Baftas: Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘Darkest Hour’ or ‘Three Billboards’?

2018 Baftas: Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘Darkest Hour’ or ‘Three Billboards’? “Darkest Hour” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” each reaped nine nominations for the 2018 BAFTA Awards. Among these are bids for Best British Film. While that nomination for the former ...

Helen Mirren to Receive Career Achievement Honor at Aarp The Magazine's Movies For Grownups Awards

Aarp The Magazine announced today that Helen Mirren will receive the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award. The Aarp Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to ...

The Madness of King George

It’s great when a fancy costume picture really has something to say — Alan Bennett’s crazy tale of a king’s episode of mental illness becomes a highly entertaining comedy of errors, but with serious ...

The Furniture Index

Can we have a random break for applause for Daniel Walber's The Furniture column. It was Daniel's birthday this weekend so he has the day off. He's already 69 episodes in to this incredible series ...

The Furniture: The Cluttered, Musty Madness of King George

"The Furniture" is our weekly series on Production Design. You can click on the images to see them in magnified detail. by Daniel Walber Play adaptations are frequently criticized for not being ...

Exclusive Portraits: Helen Mirren & Taylor Hackford Honored at Cinema/Chicago Gala

Chicago – There ain’t nothing like Dame Helen Mirren, international star and Oscar winner for “The Queen.” She, along with her husband Taylor Hackford (director of “Ray” and “An Officer and a ...

The myth of The Madness Of King George

Simon Brew Jun 19, 2017 The Madness Of King George is a film that was sold off the back of a story that wasn’t true… Nominated for four Oscars, and bringing the late, great Nigel Hawthorne to the ...

Films people agreed to make to get their dream projects made

Simon Brew Oct 7, 2016 From Demolition Man and James Bond through to Speed 2 and Steven Seagal: the movies filmmakers took on to get other projects made. One for the studio, one for yourself? That’s ...

Bob & Co partners with 'Shakespeare In Love' producer David Parfitt

Trademark Films’ Parfitt will act as a creative consultant for the UK production and financing outfit. UK producer David Parfitt (Shakespeare In Love) is set to partner with London-based media ...

Best Royal Movies

Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation by Cecil Beaton This week marks the 90th birthday of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was born in 1926. The Queen celebrates two birthdays ...

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