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HISTORIC MOVIE STUDIO SAVED FROM WRECKING BALL

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Britain’s famed Twickenham Studios has been saved. Twickenham — where such films as the Beatles’ Help and A Hard Day’s Night were filmed (as well as such classics as The Private Life of Henry VIII, Alfie, The Italian Job (1969), Blade Runner, A Fish Called Wanda, An American Werewolf in London, Interview with the Vampire […]

MELANCHOLIA WINS TOP HONORS AT EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

December 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lars von Trier’s Melancholia beat out a host of impressive contenders, including Oscar winner The King’s Speech, as it was named Best European Film at the 24th European Film Awards. The award caps a roller-coaster year for the Danish director, who was declared persona non grata by the Cannes Film Festival last May when, at […]

U.K. SPY THRILLER HAILED AT VENICE FILM FEST

September 6, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

Critics have poured gushing praise on the movie version of John Le Carré’s spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, which was presented in competition Monday at the Venice Film Festival. “The film is a triumph,” wrote David Gritten in the London Telegraph. “It’s the film to beat at this year’s festival,” said Xan Brooks of […]

CRITICS ON 83RD OSCARS: SAME OLD, SAME OLD

February 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One would be hard-pressed to blame Deadline.com’s Nikki Finke’s early release of the full run-down of Sunday night’s Oscar telecast for the fact that not a single surprise materialized during the entire show. “Predictable” was the description used by many TV columnists in their assessment of the affair. Virtually all of the favorites won: best […]

THE KING’S SPEECH BIG WINNER AT U.K.’S BAFTAS

February 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The King’s Speech dominated Sunday night’s BAFTA awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. The film, which also is touted as a probable big winner at the Oscars in two weeks, received seven awards, including best film and best British film. Colin Firth was presented the leading actor award for his performance as the stammering King […]

SAG CROWNS THE KING’S SPEECH

January 30, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The King’s Speech increased its lengthy lead in the Oscar race Sunday night as the Screen Actors Guild awarded the movie trophies for best ensemble acting (equivalent to Oscar’s best picture award) and bestowed its best male actor award on the film’s star, Colin Firth. Natalie Portman received the best female actor award for her […]

WEINSTEIN MAY WASH FOUR-LETTER WORDS FROM KING’S SPEECH

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein is considering reediting The King’s Speech to remove scenes in it in which Colin Firth, who plays the stammering King George V, is encouraged to shout obscenities by his speech therapist, played by Geoffrey Rush, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Wednesday). The scenes resulted in the film being hit with an R […]

SOCIAL NETWORK, KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT TOP WINNERS AT GLOBES AWARDS

January 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Social Network won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film Sunday night, while The Kids Are All Right won for best comedy or musical. Social Network’s David Fincher also collected the Golden Globe for best director. In the acting categories, Natalie Portman and Annette Bening won for best actress in a drama and best […]

THE KING’S SPEECH LEADS GLOBES’ NODS

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harvey Weinstein’s famed talent for capitalizing on the awards season to market his films was once again on prominent display this morning (Tuesday) as The Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech garnered seven Golden Globes nominations, leading all other films. They included best dramatic picture, director (Tom Hooper), actor (Colin Firth), screenplay (David Seidler), supporting actor […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE KING’S SPEECH

November 26, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Amid all the hoopla surrounding an abundance of big-budget movie titles occupying theater marquees this weekend, a small film called The King’s Speech, being released only in Los Angeles and New York, is quietly garnering much of the season’s Oscar buzz — and some of the most enthusiastic reviews of the year. “The film is […]

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