May 4, 2012 |
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"is an affectionately told comedy about a bunch of English retirees who trade a bleak British future for an elegant retirement hotel in the middle of India, one that promises to make those final years truly golden - and for a fraction of the price at home. Sounds like a dream, or a scheme, and in truth it's a bit of both as neither life nor the "Marigold Hotel" turn out exactly as one might wish. But when the bags are packed with pride, prejudice, problems and prospects by some of Britain'sbest - including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith - it makes the trip worth taking.
January 16, 2007
Here are the Golden Globe winners not listed on the cover: MOTION PICTURES Foreign-language film "Letters From Iwo Jima" (USA/Japan), Warner Bros.
May 26, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. And your 2011 "American Idol" is ... Scotty McCreery! ( Los Angeles Times ) And lo, the sun arose on Thursday to find that "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was no more. And the angels wept. And the afternoons stretched on into infinity. ( Los Angeles Times ) Justin Bieber doesn't want to be your baby-faced teen heartthrob anymore. To prove it, he's getting tatted up. ( Los Angeles Times ) Oscar winner Jeff Bridges is now picking up Zach Galifianakis' abandoned roles.
May 21, 2010
SERIES Medium: The supernatural drama starring Patricia Arquette presents its season finale (9 p.m. CBS). Kitchen Nightmares: Some of the restaurants where chef Gordon Ramsay attempted to work his makeover magic get a return visit from the hot-tempered host in the season finale (9 p.m. Fox). The Ricky Gervais Show: The comedy series featuring animated versions of the titular comic and his cronies ends its freshman season (9 p.m. HBO). Miami Medical: An alligator attacks a young golf phenom on this hospital drama's season finale (10 p.m. CBS)
July 2, 2006 |
MOLLUSK-FACED Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) and the sea phantoms that crew the ghostly Flying Dutchman in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" are part human, part sea bottom creatures brought to life by a new generation of motion capture and computer-generated special effects.
January 8, 2005 |
One sometimes hears it said, in order to assert that what appears to be the collapse of civilization is in reality progress, that if Mozart were alive today he'd be writing Broadway musicals, and Rembrandt drawing comics, and Shakespeare writing sitcoms, and so on.
January 26, 2009 |
Michael Sheen has made his name playing famous people in films -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair in "The Queen," talk-show host David Frost in "Frost/Nixon" -- and for his return to the "Underworld" franchise, his stylists seem to have taken Harry Shearer's "This Is Spinal Tap" rock 'n' roller for inspiration. Except here, Sheen's pants are tighter.
January 19, 2001 |
Jessica Lange, the two-time Oscar-winning film star, received her first Olivier nomination Thursday, while two little-known Irishmen, bound for Broadway in the same play, are both up for best actor. Winners of the 25th annual Laurence Olivier Awards--London's nearest equivalent to Broadway's Tony--will be announced Feb. 23.
June 15, 2005
Romantic comedies are not known for conveying powerful humanitarian messages, but that might all change once the Hollywood community sees "The Girl in the Cafe," the latest offering from writer-director Richard Curtis.
October 13, 2006 |
The first film adaptation based on Anthony Horowitz's series of young-adult adventure novels, "Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker" feels like a contrived attempt to jump-start a franchise along the lines of "Spy Kids" or the "Harry Potter" series. Recognizable British actors appear in every conceivably sized role, and the film ends with a decidedly "on to the next adventure" moment.