#Hollywood

Celebrating The Man Without Whom Easter Just Wouldn't Be Easter

Paul Marshall | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

He was put on this Earth to inspire, influence, spread happiness and bring joy to the masses. People flocked to witness the miracles he created. Oft...

Intimacy And Isolation: The Power Of Elevators On Screen

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

The humble elevator has been used to create new levels of intimacy, drama and anticipation in some of Hollywood's most memorable movies. So what is it...

KONG: Still King Of Hollywood?

Edward Dyson | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Edward Dyson

In 1933, two men, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, faced a monster task: how do you make a film about a giant ape that climbs the Empire Sta...

#OscarsSoMale - It's Time For An Academy Awards Makeover

Jay McCarthy | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jay McCarthy

As a representative of the movie industry's highest and most prestigious accolade, Oscar should be sent back to wardrobe and given a complete Hollywood makeover.

Moonlight Oscar Chaos Amidst Record TV Advert Revenue

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Dan Ehrlich

What was scripted to be a Hollywood ending at the 89th annual Academy Awards turned into chaotic scene from an old slapstick comedy as the wrong film ...

It's Gone La La Land

Rachel Hobday | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Hobday

At the 89th Academy Awards 2017, 21st century Hollywood musical La La Land was announced as the winner of the coveted Best Picture award, having been ...

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 19.05.2017 | 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...