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Why Emma Thompson Won't Be Returning For 'Love Actually' Sequel

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment

Grab the tissues. Emma Thompson won’t be returning for the upcoming “Love Actually” mini-sequel, and her reasoning is heartbreaking: It’s bec...

'Love Actually' Sequel Won't Include Alan Rickman Or Emma Thompson

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.20.2017 | Entertainment

Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson’s storyline was perhaps the most heartbreaking of the 2003 ensemble “Love Actually.” When Harry (Rickman) attract...

New ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Character Posters Will Truly ‘Move’ You

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment

Once upon a time, it was announced that Emma Watson would star as Belle in a live-action version of Disney’s beloved animated film “Beauty and the...

Fighting Child Sex Trafficking in India, Award-Winning Movie SOLD Goes Digital

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.10.2017 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it's probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it. - Bank...

I Made My BF Watch 'Love Actually." These Are His Unvarnished Thoughts.

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 12.22.2016 | Women

It’s the most wonderful time of the year ― when everyone watches our favorite problematic Christmas movie, “Love Actually!” I mean that “fav...

'Bridget Jones's Baby' Misses By Not Discussing Abortion

Laura Goldman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Women
Laura Goldman

Renee Zellweger proves in "Bridget Jones's Baby," the third in the Bridget Jones trilogy, why she is the queen bee of romantic comedies easily surpass...

Michael Caine Slams Young Actors Who Just Want To Be 'Rich And Famous'

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 12.19.2016 | Entertainment

Michael Caine may be a famous celebrity, but he's also an actor. A great one, at that. And if you ask him, he wouldn't say the same thing about today'...

Robert Carlyle is Barney Thompson

Jeff Rivera | Posted 03.12.2017 | Home
Jeff Rivera

He's best known as Rumpelstiltskin from Once Upon a Time, and his career-defining roles in Trainspotting and The Full Monty. The film and television ...

This Week In Normalization: A Top Exec Gets #OscarsSoWhite But America Doesn't

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment

The entertainment industry is timidly embracing a long-overdue discussion on what we'll call "normalization" -- allowing directors, screenwriters, pro...

A Brief Ode To Alan Rickman And Emma Thompson's Friendship

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.14.2016 | Women

I was first introduced to Alan Rickman when I watched 1995's "Sense and Sensibility." Rickman brought a raw sweetness to OG Nice Guy Colonel Brandon, ...

Here’s What Happened With Those Two ‘Love Actually’ Characters

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.15.2015 | Entertainment

In between never-ending debates over whether it's a delightful modern classic or dreadful tripe, "Love Actually" has become the Christmas movie that w...

'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. "If you ...

Bradley Cooper Wields a Hot Knife in Burnt

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.26.2016 | 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 10.22.2016 | 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 09.05.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 Hold...

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 industry ...

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

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.29.2016 | 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.