Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson: If I See Another ‘Spider-Man’ Movie, I’ll Hang Myself

by Mike Sampson September 3, 2015 @ 9:27 AM
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We love Spider-Man. If pressed, we might say that he’s our favorite superhero. We also love superhero movies, as evidenced by this very site and our coverage of such movies. Yet…we can’t help but agree a little bit with two-time Oscar-winner Emma Thompson who admitted that if she has to sit through another Spider-Man movie, she’s going to hang herself.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Adds Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline, Sets Release Date

by Britt Hayes March 16, 2015 @ 2:53 PM
Following their surprisingly delightful live-action version of Cinderella, it’s fair to say that our interest in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast has grown quite a bit. Emma Watson and Dan Stevens have been cast as Belle and the Beast, respectively (although…), with a supporting cast that already includes Josh Gad and Luke Evans. And now two more great names have signed on for the fairy tale retelling: Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline.

'Men, Women and Children' Trailer: Jason Reitman on Surviving the Internet Age

by Nick Romano August 19, 2014 @ 8:32 AM
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The internet, coupled with other technological advances, changed our lives in ways many of us don't even consider, and director Jason Reitman is tackling these issues and struggles in his upcoming film, 'Men, Women and Children.' The first trailer, appropriately void of dialogue in favor of online and textual interactions, is a dark look at what's to befall his cast of characters -- and potentially the rest of us -- in the internet age.

Let It Flow: Watch The Best Moments From the 2014 Golden Globes!

by Nick Romano January 13, 2014 @ 10:00 AM
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The 2014 Golden Globes were a night to remember, not because of the actual awards -- although, it was nice to see films like '12 Years a Slave,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'American Hustle' walk away with some of the biggie titles -- but because of host Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and, of course, all the drunken shenanigans one expects from this particular awards show. The night was packed with big-name celebrities who mostly followed the advice P. Diddy gave when he presented an award, "Keep drinking! It's almost over." So, in case you were watching the premiere of HBO miniseries 'True Detective' or the season 3 premiere of 'Girls,' here's all the best moments from the 2014 Golden Globes that worth watching.

'Saving Mr. Banks' Review

by Jordan Hoffman November 14, 2013 @ 8:30 AM
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I can't do it. I can't remove myself from the reality of my surroundings and engage with 'Saving Mr. Banks' on pure moviegoing terms.
Maybe it's a fault within me. Maybe I cling to cynicism too much. But if John Lee Hancock's film met me just halfway – if this were a roman a clef and the names of P.L. Travers, Walt Disney and Mary Poppins were changed – perhaps I could get over the hump and care about this picture more. But at the end of the day, this is a movie about Disney, made by Disney, in which a Disney business deal is presented as a transformative good. When the big emotional breakthrough happens at freaking Disneyland that was when I had to get off the ride.

'Saving Mr. Banks' Trailer: Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson in a Showdown Over 'Mary Poppins'

by Jacob Hall July 11, 2013 @ 12:04 PM
The 'Saving Mr. Banks' trailer has arrived via our friends at Moviefone, giving us the first footage of what promises to be one of the most talked about movies this awards season. We'd expect nothing less from a movie about the making of 'Mary Poppins,' with the great Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney and the equally great Emma Thompson playing P.L. Travers.

'Beautiful Creatures' Review

by Jordan Hoffman February 13, 2013 @ 11:00 PM
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“Define good.”
It's a challenge young Lena (Alice Englert) asks Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) when they first meet and when they say their goodbyes. On the surface it's a response to whether or not the book she's reading (a collection by Charles Bukowski) is worthwhile. On a deeper (but not too deep) level it comments on the true nature of a young woman born into a family of “casters cursed to the dark side.” But from my vantage point, that of a critic readying his review, it was a plea.

Tom Hanks is Up to Play Walt Disney in a Film About 'Mary Poppins'

by Damon Houx April 9, 2012 @ 7:14 PM
Tom Hanks could be playing Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' which is not a sequel to the Hanks-starring 'Saving Private Ryan,' but a film about the making of the film 'Mary Poppins.' 'Banks' will be directed by John Lee Hancock, and the role of P.L. Travers - the author of 'Mary Poppins' - has been offered to Emma Thompson.