August 17, 2007
"The Last Legion," a historical fantasy-adventure starring Colin Firth, Aishwarya Rai and Ben Kingsley, also opens today in general release. Because the Weinstein Co. did not screen it in advance for critics, The Times' review will appear in Monday's Calendar and online as soon as it is available.
December 25, 2011 |
Geraldine James' face — those high cheekbones, sky-blue eyes and, what one London theater critic called her "Titian locks" — might look vaguely familiar. James is 61 now but still recognizable as Sarah Layton, the pivot point and conscience of "The Jewel in the Crown. " The 14-part "Masterpiece Theater" drama on the last days of British rule in India drew wide acclaim and a huge U.S. audience when it aired in 1984, thrusting the then-thirtysomething actress to the top rank of her profession.
November 20, 2011 |
Alan Rickman is aroused from a heavy-lidded languor recognizable from so many of his performances when the talk turns to a longtime crush. No, it's not Rima Horton, the economist he's lived with in London for 34 years. Nor is it the stage, which he still finds terrifying. What really excites him — truly, madly, deeply — is the English language. "It's so rich and cruel and beautiful, like a fireworks display, and yet it can be so subtle and so crude," says the 65-year-old classical actor and director.
November 24, 2010
The Early Show Jake Gyllenhaal. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Colin Firth; Kings of Leon perform. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America The final couples from "Dancing With the Stars" perform. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Bobby Flay. (N) 9 a.m. KCBS Live With Regis and Kelly Colin Firth; Elton John and Leon Russell perform. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Navy Adm. Mike Mullen; the "Dancing With the Stars" winners and runners-up perform.
November 4, 2010
MOVIES The American Film Institute Festival kicks off Thursday with a week's worth of cutting-edge screenings in Hollywood at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Egyptian, Mann's Chinese 6 and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. With David Lynch serving as guest artistic director, the festival will showcase anticipated films such as "Blue Valentine," with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams; and "The King's Speech," with Colin Firth. Locations, times and ticket prices vary. Thursday-Nov. 11. http://www.
September 9, 2005 |
The producers of "Where the Truth Lies," a film with Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth and Alison Lohman that is due to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival next week, have lost an appeal to change its explicit rating, a development that will severely limit its distribution in the U.S. The Motion Picture Assn. of America gave the film, which contains several explicit sex scenes, a rare NC-17 rating about a month ago. The rating means no one age 17 and under can see the film in theaters.
February 15, 2011
Conventional wisdom says the races in the top Oscar categories are all but locked. Colin Firth and Natalie Portman will win the leads, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo provide the support and "The King's Speech" cleans up for picture and director. But judging from how the three academy members we polled ? a writer, an actor and a director, all men ? marked their ballots, upsets could still occur. Which is why, of course, we tune in on Oscar night. Because in that moment between the opening of the envelope and the winner being announced, anything remains possible.