Hollywood

Are Film Festivals Dying?

Derek Malcolm | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Derek Malcolm

More and more the question being asked is "is to all worth it?" The cynics suggest that a big, starry American film will make its way at the box-office whether or not it wins a Festival prize. And an art movie from a small country will be bought and shown all over the world if it is good enough.

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You: My Love/Hate Relationship With Reboots

Simon Thompson | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

You also don't have to watch it if you don't want to. You could just avoid it. Personally, and being a geek, even if it turns out to be a stinker I still like to see the new version so I can compare them and look and see what they kept in and what they changed.

The Stars Of Hollywood's Golden Age Have Been Given Superhero Makeovers

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

If you’d ever wondered what comic book films would have looked like back in the golden era of Hollywood, wonder no more. This fab Tumblr page, '...

Emma Thompson On Sexism In Hollywood: 'I Think It's Completely S*** Actually'

PA | By Kerri-Ann Roper, Press Association Entertainment Editor | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Actress Emma Thompson has spoken out about ageism and the lack of opportunities for women in the acting industry, and has revealed that “sexism and ...

California Dreaming

Michael P. Clarkson | Posted 12.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael P. Clarkson

I've been offered a place at the world's top film school in Hollywood - the University of Southern California (USC). USC is the most prestigious film school in the world and has launched the careers of top Hollywood talent like George Lucas (Star Wars) and Bryan Singer (X-Men). I am the only British student offered a place in the class of 32 from over 10,000 applicants.

For Style, Classic One-Liners and Sheer Legend, 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Wears the Crown

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

Whole industries and commercial ventures have been based on the 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's. From posters, to copycat film promos, to ...

Scientists Want Hollywood To Teach Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Physicists are urging schools to use the movie Interstellar to teach students the science underlying general relative theory. Papers published in ...

Simon Says: 'There Aren't Enough Female Voices In Film'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's no secret that gender equality in Hollywood is about as equal as a set of weighing scales holding a feather and a brick. And now, Simon Pegg ...

The Connection (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

From the opening sequence featuring two men speeding along a coastline highway on the back of a speeding motorcycle, you know this is going to be a go...

Hopelessly Hollywood Book Review

Douglas McPherson | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

It's clear that Mike's problems were within himself. Hollywood was the backdrop to his downward spiral, not necessarily its cause. Mike's story nevertheless symbolises the fate of many Hollywood dreams.

Anthony Gilardi: Acting Coach Training Hippos in Southern California

Kay Smythe | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kay Smythe

In my experience, all the best stories start with a central character. All great ensemble casts need leader and in the lives of many, acting coach Ant...

Let's Dissect L-O-V-E!

Deirdre Collins | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

What is love? What does it mean to be 'in love'? Is it different for different people? Well individuals by their nature are different so it follows that no two people's experiences are exactly the same, right?

Hollywood I've Got a Bone to Pick With You (Part 2) - Hollywood Fairy-tale Brainwash - Harmless or Damaging?

Elizabeth Sullivan | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Sullivan

One of my clients had a kind, loving, sexy boyfriend, yet she couldn't work out if they should be together. She expected a Disney moment - they would look at each other, the sun would set at that moment and then she would just know that he was 'the one'.

Faith, Hope, and Crisis Management: The Agent-Actor Relationship

Julia Wagner | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The relationship between agent and actor is a peculiar one. Agents and their clients have mutually loyal and steadfast relationships, requiring a dynamic which is much more pastoral than is usual between employer and employee.

Dementia: No Hollywood Ending For Anyone

Paul Marshall | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

This weekend, tens of thousands of people will be flocking to the cinema to see Still Alice with Julianne Moore portraying a woman with early onset Alzheimer's. They'll undoubtedly be able to identify and sympathise with what's happening on the screen because even if dementia is not directly affecting them...

Garden Variety Creepiness - Romantic Heroes or Abusive Men

Tom Meagher | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Meagher

n Fifty Shades, we see the egregious result of every Hollywood 'ending as beginning' in a way that still lionises the abuser. Hollywood's classic arc is to portray a controlling man only up to the point where he 'gets' the girl.

Why Patricia Arquette's Motherhood Is a Small Victory for Feminism in Hollywood (Spoiler Alert)

Hanna Gunnarsson | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hanna Gunnarsson

Arquette confirms my fear of becoming a mother. A fear that has led to my non-normative decision in not having children; a decision that is constantly contested by society, my mother every time we Skype, and none the least by myself.

5 Reasons I'm Loving The All-Female Ghostbusters Cast

Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natasha Hinde

Director, Paul Feig, revealed the all-female cast for the new Ghostbusters film. And I practically whooped when I saw the tweet that confirmed his decision. If you missed it; Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are to don proton packs and scout for ectoplasm in what will undoubtedly be a hilarious re-make of the original.

This Gender-Correct Reworking Of 'Ghostbusters' Is An Act Of 'Melissa McCarthyism'

Brendan O'Neill | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Brendan O'Neill

The thread tying together all this excitement about the new Ghostbusters is the idea that it's good for old culture to be remade in a more politically and morally acceptable way. But is it? Heaven help anyone who thinks movies should be fun (and that classic movies should be left alone) rather than being turned into fat adverts for sexual equality.

Hollywood Arrives at the UK's House of Commons

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

It is now time for Parliamentarians to start backing more education in animal welfare in the school curriculum at home and abroad. Ignorance does no favours for companion animals or vulnerable people especially as there is now a proven link between animal and human cruelty.

'American Sniper' - Evidence of the Swamp of Moral Depravity in Which America Is Sinking

John Wight | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

If American Sniper wins one Oscar, never mind the six for which its been nominated, when this annual extravaganza of movie pomp and ceremony unfolds in Hollywood on 22 February, it will not only represent an endorsement of US exceptionalism, but worse it will stand as a grievous insult to the Iraqi people.

Richard Cabral talks to Kay Smythe about Hollywood, celebrity and American Crime

Kay Smythe | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Kay Smythe

In our last article, Richard talked about his tough upbringing on the streets of East Los Angeles. At the age of 12 he was jumped into a gang, by 14 he was addicted to crystal meth and even did time before evolving into the soon-to-be leading man he is today.

Taken 3: The Action Movie as Self-Help

Tim Witherow | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Witherow

Neeson now seems to play roles that combine the everyday concerns of middle-age men (being a father and husband), a 'particular set of skills' (black-belt upf**kery), and under-the-radar sexism (women either need to be saved or simply don't feature) to box office success.

Oscars Outrage As Not A Single Woman Is Nominated For Best Actor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Comedy

Industry experts and film fans have expressed their disappointment that the best actor categories in the 2015 Academy Awards do not feature a single w...

Memo to Hollywood - You're Still Sexist

Jessie Thompson | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

Hi Hollywood. It's me. I know this is a bit awkward, but I just wanted to drop you a line to remind you that women exist. Yes, I KNOW you really like Meryl Streep, but there are other ones. No, seriously. They even speak and move around and do things. Some of them even do films.