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Dementia: No Hollywood Ending For Anyone

Paul Marshall | Posted 04.03.2015 | 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 01.03.2015 | 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 27.02.2015 | 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 29.01.2015 | 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 29.01.2015 | 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 28.01.2015 | 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 24.01.2015 | 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 23.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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 16.01.2015 | 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.

Are Movies Dead?

Daniel Johnson | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Johnson

We have a flourishing independent film scene. Micro-budget projects being built from the ground up, mostly through crowdfunding. And we have the huge superhero movies, but the in-betweens, the films that people really care about, have vanished.

The Real Golden Globes: A Drab Evening Pepped Up by Mother Nature

Sammy Sultan | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

So much of this night was predictable and formulaic, that my mother's commentary on female breasts soon became the highlight. And there was much to chew over in that regard. It's moments such as these, where we mourn the loss of Joan Rivers, who you sense- would have had a field day!

New Sex Symbols Of 2014 Really Sizzle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Some new faces emerged on the scene in 2014 to challenge the old guard on the list of Hollywood's hottest leading men and women. Check out the vid...

Build Your Own $70m Hollywood Mansion, In Minecraft

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Tech

In a fitting tribute, a fan has rebuilt Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson's $70m mansion within the very game that made him so wealthy. The ...

Clooney Saw The Sony Pictures Hack Coming

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech

Sony Pictures recently suffered a hugely debilitating hack which saw gigabytes of data leaked and its employee's privacy torn to shreds. No-one saw it...

Exodus: Gods and Kings and why Hollywood white-washing needs to end

Roobla | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roobla

The recurring controversy over white actors being cast as other ethnicities has surfaced once again in recent days, as the release of Exodus: Gods and Kings looms on the horizon.

Shane Abbess: Method Director and Rattlesnake

Adam Hamdy | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I got to know Shane Abbess in 2009, when we started collaborating on my graphic novel series, The Hunter. Anyone who's ever read anything about Hollywood will know the movie business demands that people earn their stripes.

Call Of Duty Has Made A Staggering Amount Of Money

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Call of Duty games have reached a historic milestone making over $10 billion in sales. Call of Duty was first released in 2003 and has since th...

Pick Up Artistry? Exploitative and Fraudulent

Dr Mark Silvert | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Silvert

I sometimes meet some of those that attend these seminars in my psychiatric clinic. I take it seriously because a lot of people think it's a bit of fun and it's not - what it is - is exploitation of people with low self worth and often extreme naivety coupled with the hope that it's the answer to their dreams.

So, You Don't Look Like a Hollywood Glamour-Puss?

Becky Hopper | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Hopper

If a model, UK size 10 is considered a plus-sized figure, then there's literally no hope for the majority of women in Britain as the average clothes size for a UK woman is a 16! Oh no, what unattractive monsters we must all be!

Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Nightcrawler' Is as Much Our Own Creation as It Is Hollywood's

Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Tamblyn

The immediate after-thought from seeing Dan Gilroy's superb debut Nightcrawler is that the media is generally capable of some pretty terrible things. Read Steve Rose's excellent history of how the media is portrayed in cinema and television and you'll find that there are plenty of films that endeavour to do the same thing.

Six Catalysts That Increase Stress Levels

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Stress is highly personal and something that can be attributed to one or more factors. It's these factors that can bring about stress in varying speeds, environments and locations. The following six catalysts are considered to be the most common, and can be attributed to the main causes of stress.

Why Hollywood Destroys Lives and Causes Suicide..

Danny Bowman | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Danny Bowman

Hollywood; the place were dreams are made supposedly but what is the truth of the harm it causes and the deaths it so carelessly shrugs off in the pages of a tabloid?

Gidget, Trestles, Mavericks, the Hollywood Music Supervisor and a Surfing Serendipity

Gregory Borne | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Gregory Borne

Before you reach the contest area the importance of film is clear, as you cross the threshold into the competition space - you become part of this virtual world. And with millions watching the action in the water from the comfort of their homes as well as those that had travelled to the contest, all kinds of sustainability related issues come to mind.