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Great Conversations: Pierce Brosnan

Alex Simon | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I interviewed Pierce Brosnan in conjunction with his third outing as James Bond, in Michael Apted's The World Is Not Enough, in 1999. Brosnan was alternately charming, erudite, thoughtful and intense during our two hour chat.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Is First Rate Entertainment

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

There is nothing remotely second best about the highly anticipated sequel to the charming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which was released in 2011. The cast of that movie included Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Dev Patel and Maggie Smith.

Movie Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel -- Checking out

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one wants to be deemed second-best, yet there it is, right in the title of the film: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The result when you succumb to sequel-itis: Let's take this delightful little surprise hit and try to duplicate its success without doing anything original. 

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Ol Parker is back as the screenwriter, and John Madden returns as the director. Both try to give this sequel the same feel as the first, but they've run out of ideas. Buying a new hotel seems like a giddy capitalistic exploit.

'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Stars' Quotes On Aging

Next Avenue | Sue Campbell | Posted 02.27.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sue Campbell No one expected a movie about down-on-their-luck retirees — some broke, some heart-broken — to beco...

Silver Actors on the Silver Screen

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.25.2015 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The best art is that which holds a mirror to our lives. So if we as a society are aging, so too should the talkies. And here Hollywood teaches us one of the most critical lessons about turning global population aging into a sustainable source of economic growth.

The Rudest Word In Judi Dench's Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty

We all have trigger words -- you know the things that send us flying over the top. And for 80-year-old Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench, that trigger ...

Are British Actors Superiorly Talented and More Desirable, Than American Actors?

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.01.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

It took watching a recent Academy Award nominated film to put forth the following question. Are British actors superior in both talent and desirability, in most cases, than American actors? And it is such a question, which certainly is not the first time it's ever been asked.

Yep, Judi Dench Considered Getting A Tattoo For The Big 8-0

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.28.2015 | Fifty

A tattoo for your 80th birthday? Dame Judi Dench certainly considered it. The award-winning British actress opened up to Good Housekeeping U.K. ah...

Mad About the '60s ... Goldfinger at 50 and Bond Beyond

William Bradley | Posted 01.03.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

There is no more quintessential product of 1960s movie culture than the James Bond franchise, and Goldfinger is the film that shot the series into the stratosphere of global entertainment.

Yagana Shah

5 Reasons Judi Dench Is Our Favorite Dame On Her 80th Birthday

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Judi Dench! The Dame was born on Dec. 9, 1934, meaning she turns 80 today -- and yet she couldn't be hotter in Hollywood. Though we'll...

Where 13 Famous Women Were At 25

Bustle | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Bustle

Not quite young enough to consider yourself "just out of college," yet still not quite old enough to spend all your free time worrying about back pain, 25 is the first age where everyone seems to expect you to have figured it out, and you may be quietly losing your mind if you haven't.

'Sherlock' Has Never Looked Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.02.2014 | Entertainment

Thank goodness our ancestors couldn't get along. If not for past European conflicts, we may have never seen this first look at "Sherlock" star Bene...

'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Is Up And Running Again

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.07.2014 | Entertainment

Attention all sequels coming out in 2015: Don't even try to be clever with your titles. "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" already has you beat. ...

The Unbearable Lightness of Prague

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

If Prague were a planet, circling and spinning past the sun, it would be one that sends back light to those who take the time to look. A Mercury or Mars, let's say. Rich and purple and alert for steps upon its soil.

Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Won Something!

Posted 03.25.2014 | Celebrity

Leonardo DiCaprio's inability to win an Oscar (despite his numerous qualifying performances) has become somewhat of a joke in the entertainment commun...

Life After Loss Resonates in Film

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.11.2014 | Entertainment
Jen Grisanti

The universal idea moving forward after loss is something that resonates and connects with people on a very deep level.

Everyone You've Ever Dated, By 2014 Oscar-Nominated Roles

Em & Lo | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

This year's crop of best acting nominees in the lead and supporting roles somehow manage to represent the archetypes of every person you've ever dated. To wit...

The Academy's Celluloid Ceiling

Martha Burk | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Martha Burk

If you look only at the categories for acting, women come in for an equal share of the Oscars, and are often held in higher esteem than the men. But peeking behind the velvet curtains, the scene shifts.

Weeklings!: Why Every Oscar-Nominated Movie Is Terrible (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-02-28-weeklingsoscarnoms2014small.pngIn this edition of Weeklings!, I tell you everything that's wrong with the Oscar-nominated films of this year. We've only got a week until the big event! Catch up on cynicism now!

POLL: Who Do You Hope Wins The Oscar For Best Actress In A Leading Role This Year?

Posted 02.24.2014 | MarloThomas

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How Close Are This Year's Oscar Nominees To EGOTs?

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.18.2014 | Entertainment

Ah, to be an EGOT. It's one of the most coveted standings among Hollywood's elite. Only 11 stars have achieved recognition by winning an Emmy, Grammy,...

Meryl Streep Deserves to Win Her Fourth Oscar

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

In a perfect world Meryl Streep would win her fourth Academy Award for ‎"August: Osage County." If the Oscars were awarded for pure performance, I don't see how she could not win.

How Judi Dench Is Impacting Adoption Laws

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philomena Lee wistfully described losing her son to adoption and her search for him 50 years later, a quest depicted in the Oscar-...

Big Lessons That Transcend the Movie: There Are Philomenas All Around Us

Adam Pertman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Pertman

The reality is that during the mid-20th century and beyond, severe religious, social and familial stigmas against unwed motherhood were the norm far beyond Ireland.