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'Love Actually' Actually Had A Lesbian Storyline

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment

In the voice-over that opens the now classic rom-com "Love Actually," Hugh Grant waxes poetic about what it means to love in our current age. ...

Bradley Cooper Wields a Hot Knife in Burnt

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bradley Cooper has been prepping for the role of Adam Jones in the film Burnt from the time he shucked oysters in a New Jersey restaurant back in the ...

Emma Thompson, Gillian Anderson, David Arquette Unite on Award-Winning Trafficking Film

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The taut drama becomes even more chilling with the knowledge that it is re-enacted everyday in some form in countless brothels in India and beyond -- more often than not, without the intervention that saved Lakshmi.

Redford and Nolte Plod Through the 'Woods'

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte co-star in the film "A Walk In the Woods," which is based on a book of the same name by Bill Bryson. It is an aimless film about two disparate men who team up to walk the Appalachian Trail, a trek of some seventeen hundred miles.

How Emma Thompson Responds To Anyone Who Says She's Too Old

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty

When 36-year-old Emma Thompson starred alongside 35-year-old Hugh Grant in 1995's "Sense and Sensibility," there were comments made about the relative...

Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods -- Amblin'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

More than 15 years in the making, A Walk in the Woods is an entertaining and enjoyable film, if a formulaic one.  Adapted by Rick Kerb and Bill Ho...

Emma Thompson Says Hollywood Sexism Is Only Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment

Though some have called 2015 "the year of the woman" in cinema, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson says that sexism in the ind...

What Does it Take to Make a Movie? Wisdom from Effie Gray Producer Donald Rosenfeld

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Since the the 1980s, Rosenfeld has been producing great movies like Howards End, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, Remains of the Day, Surviving Picasso, Tree of Life and Jodorowsky's Dune. And just last month, he debuted the film Effie Gray starring a stellar cast of actors.

Popcorn Preview: Effie Gray

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

n depicting the events of John and Effie's marriage, the movie is quite reserved and beautifully nuanced. Many of the filmmakers come from Merchant Ivory Productions, and Effie Gray is very much in that tradition. It's hard to know with certainty what went on in the marriage, but there are letters and written accounts that served as source material.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Decisions Decisions... What Song Changed Your Mind?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 04.21.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Thank you Joni. Thank you Neil. Thank you Carpenters. Thank you Carly Simon. Thank you Santo and Johnny. Thanks to Music Supervisors who get it right. Thank you to everyone who wrote a song that changed my life or changed my mind.

A Rabbinic Take on 'Last Chance Harvey'

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 04.01.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

Last Chance Harvey reminds us that it is never too late to find love, never too late to begin again, never too late to shift one's priorities. Kate and Harvey are role models of love developing out of honest conversation as well as physical attraction. Kate and Harvey meet in the mind and in the heart.

With the Churchills in London

Barry Singer | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

Lo (and behold), I found myself in London last month, standing before The Great Door to St. James Palace at dusk, more or less expecting to be let in. Which I was! Straight off, I took a wrong turn, gravitating toward a bunch of bobbies and a man with a clipboard.

Watch Meryl Streep, Robin Williams And Others Salute Mike Nichols

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

"I do hope you've had a good time," actress Emma Thompson told Mike Nichols while saluting him during AFI's Life Achievement Award ceremony in 2010. P...

Theater: Jane Austen On Stage? Bedlam Ensues!

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's theater that exults in the marriage of their talents and your imagination to create something special that needs no elaborate sets or frippery. The Chekhov is good (no small feat). The Austen is delightful and near masterful. And I will be certain to see whatever they do next.

Climate Change This Week: Coal's Creepy Cancer, Saving Capitalism From Polluters and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.01.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!

Movie Review: Men, Women & Children -- Save yourself

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a novel by Chad Kultgen,  Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children is a multi-character film that wants to deliver a message about how our burgeoning electronic connectivity -- through phones and computers -- has actually distanced us from each other.

Climate Change This Week: Energy Efficiency Saves Trillions, US Birds at Risk, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 11.20.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the U.S. is experiencing well above normal warmer temperatures; the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, sending it into further drought.

Climate Change This Week: Stormy Constipation, Solar Utility Comeback, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Upcoming Award Show -- Honoring Celebrities: Film and Television

Pamela Glasner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.

Emma Thompson: 'You Can't Be A Great Mom And Keep Working All The Time'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents

Emma Thompson does not think constant working is the secret to successful motherhood. The 55-year-old "Saving Mr. Banks" star told the Daily Mail ...

Week in Film: X-Men, Love Punch, Words and Pictures

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you're keeping score at home, of the three Marvel comic-book movies so far this summer (a term I use advisedly for a season that technically doesn't start for another month), X-Men: Days of Future Past outranks Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is about on a par with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

12 Reasons Why You Should Go Barefoot

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 04.24.2014 | Style

Who needs shoes? Because really, walking around in heels or even sneakers can sometimes... suck. But, there are some celebrities who give the fing...

Aisle View: The Demon Barber of Lincoln Center

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There is always a place for a production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd, especially one that gives us an oversized orchestra filling the hall with Sondheim's masterful score.

Best Game Of Charades EVER? | Posted 02.20.2014 | Celebrity

Bradley Cooper and Emma Thompson play a game of charades on the third episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (February 19) at ...

7 Romantic Films Men Love

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment
James Russell Lingerfelt

Common threads of a romantic movie a man will watch: The screenplay is written by men, the film is told from the man's perspective and the male lead behaves like a man would in real life and the ending of the film is redemptive.