Tag Archives: Movies

Meryl Streep Nails a British Accent…Again

Meryl Streep has been earning raves for her performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, which opened in New York and Los Angeles last weekend and arrives on British screens this Friday (Jan. 6).

Bill Nighy: Occupying Wall Street, Christmas and a New York Subway

On a visit to New York, British actor Bill Nighy has come to the defense of Occupation Wall Street — and the wider related protests against corporate greed.

Henry VIII Ruled the Screen Even Before ‘The Tudors’

A couple of years back, while visiting England with two then 13-year-old nieces, I took them to see Hampton Court, where Henry VIII and other British rulers lived and frolicked. When I suggested that we view a special temporary exhibit ...

Buff Henry Cavill, Minus Superman’s Spandex,Takes on ‘Immortals’

American moviegoers will get their first good look at the dashing Englishman who would be the Man of Steel when Immortals opens this Friday (Nov. 11).

‘Johnny English’ and the Not-So-Secret Formula of the Spy Film Spoof

English funnyman Rowan Atkinson once again bumbles and mumbles his way across the screen as an incompetent British secret agent in a sequel to his 2003 spy spoof, Johnny English. The latest chapter, Johnny English Reborn, opens today ...

Five Youthful, Offbeat Movie Adaptations of Shakespeare

No one ever accused William Shakespeare of being a loafer. During his lifetime, he wrote at least 37 plays, plus sonnets and poems.

Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz Follow Tradition of Reel-to-Real Romance

Whether Dream House is fabulous or a total turkey – and the fact that the studio didn’t screen it for critics would point toward the latter – for newlyweds Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, it will always be the movie that ...

‘Machine Gun Preacher,’ ‘Killer Elite,’ ‘Abduction’ – Loaded with Brits

There’s an old chestnut about a famous actress of a certain age being asked how she likes her men. “The same way I like my coffee: straight,” she replies.

Can Sports Movies Like ‘Moneyball’ Play on Both Sides of the Pond?

Baseball is to Britain as chalk is to cheese. The same is true for much of the rest of the world beyond the U.S.

Early Dish on UK Oscar Contenders: What’s the Next ‘King’s Speech’?

The Oscars are still months away – February 26, 2012 is awards night – and nominations don’t even come out until January 24, but the race for golden guys has already begun.