#Hollywood

Will The Culture That Paved The Way For A Reality TV Star President Be The Culture To Bring Him Down?

Juno Lily Kelly | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Juno Lily Kelly

During Saturdays' Screen Actors Guild Awards, Mahershala Ali and the 'Stranger Things' cast joined the trope of Hollywood actors who have spoken out against Donald Trump's authoritarian leadership. Despite being stereotypically preoccupied with gold-plated awards, fashion shows and film premiers, dozens of influential public figures have recently exhibited their political zeal, triggered by the 'inhumane' and 'un-American' actions of the United States 45th President.

How Mark Wahlberg Became One Of Hollywood's Biggest Go-To Men

Phillip Othen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Beyond making it in the first place, the greatest challenge for a movie star is to endure in the business. “You only last if you’ve got something ...

Why Bringing Tragedy To Life Through Film Is Important

Phillip Othen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

On Patriots’ Day, April 15, 2013, a pair of homemade pressure cooker bombs exploded near the finish line of America’s annual Boston Marathon, kill...

The Death Of DVD Will Haunt Us

Jon Spira | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jon Spira

The figures are in for 2016, revealing that streaming and download services have finally overtaken physical media as the prime format for home film-wa...

Why La La Land Is A Film That Hollywood Golden Age Actresses Would Be Proud Of

Katie Gatens | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Katie Gatens

By rewriting the Hollywood musical, Chazelle has given us an alternative ending - one that does justice to the female character, and feels a lot less like 'La La Land' and a lot more like real life. Not sewn into a leather catsuit. Not half-naked. Not airbrushed. It's a 2016 musical that 1950s leading ladies would be proud of.

Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher: Their Legendary Mother-Daughter Moments

Jay McCarthy | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

The mother-daughter dynamic between Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher was both hilarious and heart-rending. We've all had those toe-curling "Mom, noooooooo!" moments, but Debbie took it to a whole new level when it came to embarrassing her daughter.

Dustin Lance Black Slams Actors Who Lie About Their Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment

Dustin Lance Black has slammed Hollywood’s homophobia problem, specifically discussing the issue of LGBT+ actors remaining in the closet. Describing...

Iconic Hollywood Sign Altered To 'Hollyweed' By New Year's Prankster

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK

New Year’s pranksters have struck in Hollywood - altering the iconic sign towering above the town to ‘Hollyweed’. The marijuana-inspired vandali...

You Really Aren't As Unattractive As You Think You Are

Amanda Elias | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I know I'm guilty of it, my 13 year old is guilty of it, heck I know my mother is guilty of it, we can't help it. This is something that we HAVE to work on, the TV isn't going to disappear, we can't avoid all of the glossy magazines

Lifting The Veil On Hollywood Journalism

A.L. Gaylin | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
A.L. Gaylin

In truth, there were lines we weren't allowed to cross, not so much because The Star had any particular moral compass or even because the powers-that-be were afraid of getting sued. It was more a matter of sales: there were certain stories people simply didn't want to read.

Let History Judge The Vandalism Of Trump's Star

Janet Awe | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Janet Awe

A talented music composer and lovely friend of mine, Stuart Wood, moved to LA from London, three years ago. It's been very interesting to follow his a...

Why There's A Lot Wrong With The Internet's Reaction To Brangelina's Split

Roisin Kelly | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roisin Kelly

With jokes about Jolie getting the karma she deserves and how smug Aniston 'must' be feeling being plastered all over the internet, we have to ask: is our reaction to the split slightly cruel?

Top Five Things to Do In Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Hollywood is home to the rich and famous. As someone who has grown up watching the city on screen, there's something very magical about visiting Tinseltown in person. It has a vibe like nowhere else in the world - with a culture that is very much its own and sprinkled with a long history in film and television. After recently spending a week in Los Angeles and taking in the array of sights the city has to offer, I can now bring you my Top 5.

Connie and Ted's, Los Angeles

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Before travelling somewhere, I always like to hit up friends for recommendations, so this was no different when travelling to Los Angeles. On a list filled with the obligatory trips to the Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame, one eating spot made multiple appearances - Connie and Ted's

Warner Bros. Studio Tour, Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I've always been a fan of classic films, film making in general has always been magical to me. And nowhere does it's history lie more deeply engrained than Hollywood. I remember watching the That's Entertainment series as a child and being completely entranced by the snapshot into the archives and insights into what happened behind the camera.

Muhammad Ali Had the Name He Deserved

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Lauren Booth

Muhammad Ali, the man loved by people of all faiths, nations and walks of life, is laid to rest. The Islamic funeral service in his hometown, Louisvil...

How to Watch Films as a Feminist

Kate Delaney | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Delaney

With great feminist knowledge, comes great responsibility. No longer will subliminal sexism go unnoticed in your favourite TV series, no longer can you re-watch childhood movies with ignorance at their underlying misogyny and no longer can you appreciate a cheeky rom-com without feeling like you've betrayed your own kind.

Robin Wright's Equal Pay Fight Deserves Praise, But it's a Move Only the Most Privileged Can Make

Rachel McGrath | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

Claire and Frank - and both her and Kevin Spacey - are equals. Both actors also write and produce, while their on-screen alter-egos each give as good as they get. So why does Robin still have to fight for the same wage packet as her co-star? If she still has to fight for equal pay, what hope is there for the rest of us?

George Clooney Finds Fame 'Suffocating' But He's Using It To Underline A Global Problem

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK

George Clooney has explained that despite finding his fame "suffocating" at times, he believes it could give a voice to those who can't be heard. Spea...

Diversity Issue Boosts Oscar Telecast Ad Revenue

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dan Ehrlich

The average cost of a 30-second spot in this year's three-hour-plus telecast to be $1.9 million to $2 million, a double-digit bump versus last year and an all-time record, per Kantar Media figures. In the end, the total is expected to reach $114 million.

The Best Ever Film Awards

Julia Wagner | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

As I consider this year's winners, I think about how the they compare to previous years' nominees, as well as to overlooked and under-appreciated performers and filmmakers. So I compiled a list of my all-time, greatest, Best Ever Film Awards - the BEFAs. How have I compiled this list? Well, it's based on the impact of these films on my life...

Are Awards More About the Red Carpet Than Artistic Achievement?

BritChick Paris | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
BritChick Paris

Awards season is upon us, culimating with the Oscars on Sunday. Inevitably there is a rush of excitement: who will take best film, best director but what sends the media into an absolute frenzy is the best and worst dressed.

The Oscars Comes to Town - View From a Brit in Hollywood

Caroline Feraday | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Feraday

Winning an Oscar does bring that box-office boost and for the winners it means that Important People will take your call. Box-office hits are rarely nominees, and much less often winners. Frankly, Hollywood seems to be making Marvel movies but awarding great stories which don't get bums on seats in the same way.

Why I Wanted to Love The Film 'Joy' But Didn't

Rosanna Savone | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rosanna Savone

Joy is a success story about a female entrepreneur. What woman couldn't use a little more direction and guidance in business? We have so few female role models to learn from regarding success to Joy's magnitude

Why I Won't Be Watching the Oscars This Year

Alice Charles | Posted 28.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

President Barack Obama had just weighed in on the debate over the #Oscarssowhite Twitter campaign, saying that Hollywood needed to make sure that everyone had a chance. Equality of opportunity is, after all, one of the principles America was founded on. Nominated for an honorary award, director Spike Lee has said he won't be attending. Neither will Jada Pinkett Smith. I wonder how many others will choose to sit this one out?