Hollywood

Bruce Dern Hits the Road in Nebraska

Stephen Applebaum | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Applebaum

Veteran Hollywood actor Bruce Dern discusses his Oscar-nominated performance in Alexander Payne's melancholy road movie, Nebraska

The Tom Cruise Effect

Roger Crow | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

So, 30 years of watching Cruise on screen, 23 years writing about him condensed into five seconds of thanks in one hand shake.

'Under the Chin'

Sadie Brown | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sadie Brown

Yes, I regularly take an index finger and push my chin fat to the side whilst explaining to my friends, 'without finger - Elephant and Castle chin, with finger - Hollywood chin. Without, with.' They laugh of course, but can't disagree that with a lean side profile I could take on the world.

LOOK: Le Mans Star Steve McQueen Would Have Been 84 Today

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

Steve McQueen, one of the world's greatest actors and the man who brought the Le Mans 24 Hours to the silver screen, would have been 84 today. The ...

Driving the World Insane

Jackson Bliss | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jackson Bliss

Inside our cars, we stop valuing human life and simultaneously overvalue our own time and importance. And because many people who work in the city drive back to the suburbs where they spend all of their money (becoming agents of urban sprawl), cars have become the standard accessory of urban economic divestment.

Martin Scorsese Doesn't Live Here Anymore and More's the Pity

Jason Holmes | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

The question is, where has he gone? These words don't come easy, but Martin Scorsese, at this current juncture in cinematic history, has disappeared. Once a maestro film-maker who advocated anarchy of the soul - see De Niro's Johnny Boy in Mean Streets or Joe Pesci in GoodFellas - Scorsese delighted in holding up a mirror to America's underbelly, and he did so with that most subversive of narrative tools: humour.

'Noah' Exposes Hollywood's Uneasy Relationship With Religion

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

NEW YORK -- It must have sounded divinely simple for executives at Paramount: take one of the Bible’s most beloved parables, cast it with stars, thr...

Hollywood Retreats: Sunset Marquis

The Spa Spy | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Steeped in history, the Sunset Marquis has been a renowned Rock n' Roller's destination since its doors opened off the Sunset Strip in 1961. A stone's throw from many of Hollywood's top music venues - it's been a home from home for many a rock royalty...

Lights, Camera, Attraction?

Mike Taylor | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mike Taylor

It's not hard to see how affairs can happen between actors - in many ways it's the same setting as an office romance only with the glitz and glam of Hollywood. Both people have a lot in common from the start: the same career, ambitions and motivations, coupled with playing intense and sometimes sexual roles - it's like a volcano waiting to explode!

Why '12 Years a Slave' and 'Roots' are Inadequate Representations of Slavery

Ewa Zubek | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

To those who have not seen Roots, the plot may still read like a familiar story. The recent release by black British director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, may start differently, but it follows a very similar trajectory of blood, whips and brutality.

On The Set of '24'

Fez Sayed | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Fez Sayed

Uniquely set in real time, the show initially ran from 2001-2010 but is currently in production (in London in fact), for a new miniseries entitled 24: Live Another Day, airing in May this year.

Male Film Tropes You'll Never See

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Lindsell

I enjoyed this Cracked article so much, I thought I'd explore a bit further. The article cheekishly suggests that Hollywood doesn't need more Strong ...

From Perivale With Love...

Fez Sayed | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Fez Sayed

This may come as a surprise to you, but did you know that there is an almost secretive, physical effects company hidden behind a bleak, cheeky corner near Perivale tube station in North West London? I recently went there to speak to the CEO and SFX (Special Effects) Supervisor, Mike Kelt, to see what the place is all about...

The Preparation for Oscar

Amal Fashanu | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amal Fashanu

The Academy Awards are closing up on us... it's time to bring on the glamour. February is indeed preparation month as talent gear up to look their sharpest for their arrival at Hollywood's Kodak theatre for the March 2nd event.

The Original Diva Dishes All - One Night With Joan Collins

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

At the intimate Leicester Square Theatre, Joan guided us through the story of her life, accompanied by precious old film footage, photos, shared stories and secrets of her celebrated life and career, as one of the world's most glamorous and intriguing personalities.

Don't Reject the Movie Remake, Sometimes It's Worth it

The Conversation UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
The Conversation UK

Should we worry about these remakes, or just enjoy the opportunity to see new versions of some of our favourite stories? If we listen to the vast majority of film critics, it seems we should be rather more than worried.

An Injection Of Glamour For The West Country

Huffington Post UK/ SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

The landscape of Bristol has received an injection of glamour in the form of its very own iconic 'Hollywood' style sign. 'Bristoland' has been spe...

California Dreamin': Brits in LA

Larry Jaffee | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Larry Jaffee

Scores of Brits have crossed the ocean since Winston Churchill declared a special relationship between the UK and its former colony. As air travel advanced and offered direct flights to LAX, many expats just skipped New York and Florida's Disney World for sunny California.

The Golden Days of Hollywood Rediscovered

Amal Fashanu | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amal Fashanu

With the fanfare and build up to the Oscars, it seems timely to take a trip back to Hollywood's Golden Age. The release of the magnificent "I Used to be in Pictures", by twins Austin and Howard Mutti-Mewse, intoxicatingly takes us back to this sumptuous, glorious era.

Oscar Winners (Leaked)

James Thomas | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Comedy
James Thomas

I have here before me the complete list of this year's Oscar winners. Please don't ask me where I got them. I'll never tell*.

The Real Reason We Lost The Ashes - We're A Sycophantic Clique

Grant Feller | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

I doubt Michael Cimino has ever watched a game of cricket in his life - nevertheless the Oscar-winning director who imploded in a fireball of arrogance, sycophancy and self-obsessive control-freakery more than three decades ago is the perfect mentor for England's beleaguered cricket captain, Alistair Cook.

Paranormal Activity - Hollywood vs. Real Life

Daniel MacDonald | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel MacDonald

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, due to release January 1st, is the fifth film in this successful franchise - which has built it's success on playing with the fear of the unknown.

Joy of Sly: Stallone's Six Best Films

Paul Drury | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Drury

Now approaching his 70th birthday, Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone is heading to Britain for an exclusive "Evening With" event, taking place on Saturday January 11th at the iconic London Palladium. Stallone is a true heavyweight of the silver screen - but what are his top six films..?

On Books and a Giant of a Man, Nelson Mandela

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

On books As I get older, I tend to read very old books. Centuries old. Modern writing has become something of a mystery to me and I eschew best seller...

An Animated Debate on Furthering the Scope of Animation

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

We need to ask ourselves why is it that animation studios in the west do not take risks like they do in Japan.