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Kenneth Branagh

Student Harvesting and the Dilution of a Discipline

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 04.01.2015 | College
Domino Renee Perez

While what a film does matters as much as how it is made, the richness of film study is found in a dialogue between the two, a dialogue formal film studies fosters and explores.

Cinderella - Cinderella is a Magical Ride for Everyone!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 05.20.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This modern rendition is powerful with a great cast that will keep you entertained. It's simply stunning!

Movie Review: Cinderella Will Steal Your Heart and Then Some

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Magnificent! We all knew the story, yet director Kenneth Branagh still had the audience eager to see it unfold as witnessed by the applause at the end of this masterpiece. The regal sets, bizarre costumes and jaw dropping special effects make this fairy tale almost a reality.

Disney's 'Cinderella' Debuts With $70.1M At Box Office

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — "Let It Go" may be Walt Disney's anthem these days, but "Everything's Coming Up Roses" might be the more accurate theme song for the...

Disney Finally Tackles Grief in Cinderella

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Claire Bidwell Smith

We just need to acknowledge it more openly, which is exactly what heartens me about Disney's new Cinderella.

Lily James Has A Problem With The Way People Are Discussing Her Body

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.10.2015 | Entertainment

Lily James is ready to stop talking about the size of her waist in Disney's new adaptation of "Cinderella." The actress previously defended her fi...

Shakespearean Master Kenneth Branagh Picks The Bard's Most Mysterious Play

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.06.2015 | Books

While discussing his new film with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani, Kenneth Branagh paused to marvel at the layered nature of Shakespeare'...

Kenneth Branagh Stands By Lily James' Controversial 'Cinderella' Waist

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.06.2015 | Entertainment

Director Kenneth Branagh set the record straight on the controversy surrounding the size of Lily James' waist in his new adaptation of "Cinderella." ...

It's Disney. It's Cinderella. But Is It For kids?

Anastasia Basil | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Anastasia Basil

In the latest trailer for the film, the swoony prince slips his big, strong hand around Cinderella's and draws her close. His eyes burn with purpose, his passion palpable. My husband gets the same look in his eyes when the Thanksgiving turkey is set before him in all of its basted glory.

Kenneth Branagh and Macbeth in Manhattan

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.10.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Now, for a measured review of the new production of William Shakespeare's brief, brutal, beautiful tragedy of Macbeth, on through June 22 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City.

Aisle View: Branagh's Monumentally Masterful Macbeth

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

New York has seen recent Macbeths by the handful, including two star-topped Broadway productions in the last year, but they are best forgotten. Now we have Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth -- starring Branagh and Alex Kingston as his lady, directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford -- and it is monumental.

5 Terrifyingly Treacherous Hosts In Literature

James Heffernan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
James Heffernan

Macbeth is surely one of the worst hosts ever dreamed up by a playwright, but he has plenty of company in literature as a whole.

William Shakespeare at 450

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

How can any of us find the words to wish a happy 450th birthday to the single most significant, elegant, funny, wise and human writer ever to use the English language? That's what I, and countless others, have thought and think of Shakespeare.

Zaki's Review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Zaki Hasan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

While Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is the latest manifestation of Hollywood's current vogue of restarting storied franchises from the ground up, the prev...

Jack Ryan Reboot Points Up Problems of Franchise Management

William Bradley | Posted 01.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While Paramount says the next movie will be released in 50th anniversary year 2016, it still has no director attached and no release date. But why worry after seeing how well the Jack Ryan franchise is being handled?

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Has a Perfect Leading Man in Chris Pine

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

In Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Chris Pine is the fourth actor to take on the role of Jack Ryan. He follows in the footsteps of Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck. In many ways the best has been saved for last.

Mike Ryan

Is Chris Pine The 'Perfect Casting' For Jack Ryan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The last Jack Ryan movie was released in theaters back in 2002, with Ben Affleck's starring role in "The Sum of All Fears" -- a film that made a lot m...

Emma Thompson Breaks Her Silence About Ex-Husband's Affair

Posted 11.12.2013 | Celebrity

Emma Thompson is finally speaking out about the reported affair that ended her six-year marriage to Kenneth Branagh. Thompson and Branagh married ...

Movie Review: Thor: The Dark World

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Kenneth Branagh's Thor had a certain playfulness that pitted the ultra-serious world of Asgard, land of the Norse gods, against 21st-century USA. Now director Alan Taylor has taken the reins of the franchise and, with Thor: The Dark World, drains the fun from it.

First Trailer For New Jack Ryan Movie Debuts

Posted 10.03.2013 | Entertainment

While "Mission: Impossible 5" still a ways off, Paramount may have the next best thing lined up for this holiday season in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,...

First Look At 'Downton Abbey' Star's Cinderella Role

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment

The first glimpse of Lily James as Cinderella is here. The 24-year-old actress is set to star in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic fairy ...

Movie Review: Much Ado About Nothing

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I want to applaud Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing for all the things it does right, and I will. But Whedon's side project -- between his various TV and Marvel-related entertainments -- gets one thing unfortunately wrong: It's never very funny.

Fits Like A Glass Slipper? Emma Watson Circles Iconic Role

Posted 02.28.2013 | Entertainment

Emma Watson may get fit for a glass slipper after all. Four years after Watson was loosely attached to star in a musical version of the classic fairy ...

Face Front! It's Stan Lee's Big Birthday Weekend!

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Friends and heroes, let us celebrate a truly great man of American letters: the one and only Stan Lee.

The Queen's Latest Knight

AP | Posted 11.09.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON -- Kenneth Branagh, who has played royalty on stage and screen, has been made a real-life knight by Queen Elizabeth II. The British actor said...