After 100 years, is it time to remove
The GuardianAfter 100 years, is it time to remove 'empire' from UK honours system?The GuardianOther decliners, who have not made their reasons public, include: Alan Bennett, playwright; David Bowie, singer; Danny Boyle, director; Albert Finney, actor; Henry Moore, sculptor; and Graham Greene, writer. Artist LS Lowry holds the record for the ...
Posted on 21 May 2017 | 10:27 am
British screenwriters speak out on
The GuardianBritish screenwriters speak out on 'pathetic' treatment by HollywoodThe GuardianHarwood's successes include The Dresser, a play about an ageing Shakespearean actor and his devoted dresser, which starred Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay in the film version, and the 2007 film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. He won the best ...
Posted on 21 May 2017 | 4:56 am
NEW ON DVD: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter off
NEW ON DVD: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter off to save the world in 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'Daily Local NewsTwo For The Road (1964, Twilight Time, unrated, $30): Stanley Donen's dramedy might examine a marriage under siege but thanks to the charming turns by Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn as well as the sparkling Henry Mancini score, the end result is a ...
Posted on 19 May 2017 | 8:49 am
Erin Brockovich - What's On TV
What's On TVErin BrockovichWhat's On TVJulia Roberts grabs hold of one of her best roles as the sassy real-life heroine of the title who triumphs over apparently insurmountable odds. Divorced, broke and with three kids, she wangles a job with Albert Finney's law firm. Soon she finds medical ...
Posted on 17 May 2017 | 5:31 am
Rick Winston Film Talk: When Movies Go to
Seven DaysRick Winston Film Talk: When Movies Go to the TheaterSeven DaysThe theme of life imitating art is also present in The Dresser (1983), featuring Albert Finney as an aging Shakespearean actor who descends into madness before a final, tragic turn as King Lear. The most obscure clip in Winston's talk is also the most ...
Posted on 10 May 2017 | 10:37 am
Skyfall Isn't The Best Bond Flick, But
There's no good answer to the "What's the best James Bond movie?" question, since the best James Bond movie will always be the first one you saw when you were a kid. (I ride for Live and Let Die until death.) And there's no good answer as to which James Bond is the best James Bond, since everyone just seems to rank the Bonds based on how Sean Connery-esque they are. (Sean Connery himself tends ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 12:20 pm
The 29 Greatest Car Movies Ever
With the release of Furious 7 this week and the impending release of Mad Max: Fury Road next month, car movies have suddenly taken center stage. Of course, a “car movie” can mean many things — from a racing flick to a road movie to, well, a film that’s just set among cars in ... More »
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 10:16 am
‘MST3K’ skewers turkeys, 5 vintage
Four vintage movies are roasted by “Mystery Science Theater 3000,” and five other titles make their DVD/Blu-ray...
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 5:46 pm
Talking Pictures: 'Orient Express'
Sidney Lumet directed the 1974 film release based on Agatha Christie's acclaimed novel, "Murder on the Orient Express.
Posted on 18 March 2015 | 4:51 pm
Annie, latest Hunger Games, Maude box set
This week's reviews of what's new on Blu-ray and DVD by Matt Brunson (View From The Couch is a weekly column that reviews what's new on Blu-ray and DVD. Ratings are on a four-star scale.)… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Posted on 18 March 2015 | 11:09 am
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are
we follow the orphan Annie, whose search for her birth parents is eventually aided by initially opportunistic politician Oliver Warbucks. With Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Bernadette Peters, and Tim Curry.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:31 pm
Sean Connery’s birthday: 85 facts about
82: He was once stopped for speeding by an officer named Sergeant James Bond. 83: Sam Mendes confirmed that Connery was considered for the Kincaide role taken by Albert Finney in Skyfall, but said the idea was shelved as being distracting to the film.
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:47 pm
Tributes to Brent House Carvery founder Max
Max served many famous customers, including Brian Forbes, Albert Finney, Anthony Quayle, and Harry Secombe. By far his most famous customer in London was Marilyn Monroe, who specifically asked for Max to serve her when she visited. In 1959 Max worked his ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:31 pm
TV Thursday: Hilarious comedies have
It’s a great story, beautifully told; Julia Roberts won an Academy Award, with nominations for the movie, the script and Albert Finney. •“Bones,” 9 p.m., Fox. The victim may have been bullied, causing Brennan to recall her own girlhood.
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 2:24 pm
Oscars: Who Are the Candidates for Governors
or the still active Max von Sydow (legendary international actor), Martin Sheen (still-active star of classics Badlands and Apocalypse Now), Albert Finney (star of 1963's best picture Tom Jones and many other memorable pics), James Caan or Donald Sutherland.
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 12:35 pm