Warning: spoilers ahead, so no moaning please (unless of the art film kind) It’s been called a love letter to Hollywood, though with that title, Tarantino’s ninth movie also plays into our – and Hollywood’s – love of re-booted fairy stories that have lost their original callous brutality and now finish with everyone living happily ever… Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood Read More
I knew the clothes would be terrific when I spotted Handbags by… in the opening credits. And it’s the outfits (along with the unintentionally fevered atmosphere) which stretches this film up to two stars. Small town girl turned New York secretary turned Hollywood model Anne Welles is elegant in a yellow maxi dress, a tight… Valley Of The Dolls Read More
The short and bouncy teaser (below) is (mostly) much more lighthearted than I was expecting – featuring Bruce Lee (Mike Moh) fighting stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) dancing, and a snippet of a joint interview with Cliff and actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio). We also get a very brief glimpse of Charles Manson (Damon Herriman). Robbie… TEASER TRAILER: Once Upon A Time In…Hollywood looks bright ‘n’ breezy Read More
Technologies based on Hedy Lamarr’s invention are now so ubiquitous, and have had such huge effects on our lives, I rather feel that a little Hedy avatar should pop up before we email, tweet, or indeed go to war, that says “are you SURE you want to do this?” Think how many hot-headed, post-1990s wifi-enabled… Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Read More
In any 1970s-set movie, it’s easy to rely on the obvious props (though actually wallpaper was hideous, kitchens were green Formica and TVs were fat boxes that you had to walk over to if you wanted to watch another of the three available channels). But often it’s tiny background details that most sum up a… Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool Read More
Whenever I see this Doctor Strange picture I always think it’s Keanu Reeves having a moment, like he’s just realised he’s left the oven on. Or forgotten that he was supposed to be making Bill & Ted Hit Up The Middle Ages. (See what I did there x 2).
I’ve finally started watching Westworld several weeks after everyone else in the whole world. And head of security Ashley Stubbs at the Westward theme park, played by oldest Hemsworth brother Luke, looks remarkably like that intergalactic liability, Matt Damon. If you haven’t seen Westworld yet, it’s a TV show about a wild west theme park… Matt Damon Starring as Luke Hemsworth in Westworld Read More
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONE OF THE RYANS!! Sorry but I still can’t tell you guys apart. And I’m still convinced that either you’re both the same Ryan, or one Ryan is the Hardest Working Man In Hollywood making a film a week, and the other Ryan does sod all and sits around on his arse all… Either Ryan Reynolds Or Ryan Gosling is 40 Today Read More
Sometimes I look at a Hollywood actor and I think “dear god you’ve been around since FOREVER!”. Well you know what, it seems some of them really have. Back in the mists of time, in Ancient Rome, some politicians needed new publicity statues and went for a carving. Several weeks later they emerged, covered in chippings,… Actors With Even Longer Careers Than Kevin Bacon Read More
Do you ever look at the TV or cinema screen and do a double-take? When you see a TV or film actor who looks quite a lot like your fave Hollywood A list heartthrob, but not quite enough? Like being given a free trip on a perfectly nice 737 when you secretly really think you deserve Dreamliner… Dreamliner v McDreamy Read More
England’s King Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Scarlett Johansson, in 1540. After sending Ryan Reynolds to the Tower where he languishes to this day, let out only once a year for London Comic Con when he gets to cosplay Ryan Gosling.