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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 […]

HFPA DISPENSES GLOBES ALL AROUND

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread their kudos around to a variety of movies and television shows Sunday night. The Descendants and The Artist each received two Golden Globe awards, best drama and best actor (George Clooney) for The Descendants and best comedy and best actor (Jean Dujardin) for The Artist. Solo awards went to […]

M:I EXPECTED TO CRUISE TO ANOTHER BOX OFFICE WIN

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With no new films opening wide this weekend, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol should have no difficulty climbing to the top of the box office again over the New Year’s weekend, according to box office pundits. They’re predicting that it will earn about what it did over the Christmas holiday — $44.1 million — it […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE IRON LADY

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meryl Streep is receiving high praise for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady; the movie itself, not so much. Consider the closing paragraph of Betsy Sharkey’s review in the Los Angeles Times: “What helps elevate the film is the searing insight Streep brings to Thatcher’s aging; she catches […]

NY FILM CRITICS CIRCLE NAMES THE ARTIST BEST PICTURE

November 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Film Critics Circle, the first major film group to announce its selections for best picture and performances each year, has given its top honor to The Artist, a black-and-white silent film. Its director, Michel Hazanavicius, was named best director. Meryl Streep received the best actress award for The Iron Lady, in which […]

MERYL STREEP’S THATCHER HAILED BY BRITISH CRITICS

November 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Any worries about whether the British moviegoing public would accept an American actress, Meryl Streep, playing former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher were laid to rest today (Tuesday) as the first U.K. comments about The Iron Lady appeared in the London press. The London Daily Mirror had already commented that Street plays Thatcher “to perfection.” Xan […]