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2008-10-11 18:00:21

MAMMA Mia! star Julie Walters was in Liverpool yesterday to promote her new book That's Another Story: The Autobiography. The 58-year-old actress greeted fans at the Bold Street branch of Waterstones. The multi-talented BAFTA and Golden Globe-winner is one of the country's most popular actresses and comediennes. After school, she studied drama in Manchester before joining Liverpool's Everyman theatre. Walters graduated to the London stage and won small parts on TV. She starred...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By JESSICA MELLOR Kidulthood may have been a small urban British film boasting unknown actors, but it hit UK cinema screens like a swift jab to the ribs. Now comes its bigger, bolder and better big brother Adulthood - and this belter of a drama has the ferocity of a Mike Tyson uppercut. Noel Clarke returns as Sam, who's just got out of prison after serving six years for killing Trife in the first film. Determined to put right some of his wrongs, he is forced into confronting the people...

2008-10-08 06:00:26

By Harlan Jacobson TORONTO -- British writer/director Mike Leigh has made films about ordinary working-class families coping with bulimia, abortion, interracial adoption, Gilbert & Sullivan and all sorts of ordinary madness. Almost all of Leigh's 17 movies, 20 plays and many TV shows have driven right into the heart of family secrets and laid it all out on the table to let everyone start healing. But no dramatic moment is safe from Leigh's sense of fun -- the same way real...

2008-10-07 15:00:25

The British big-screen comedy "A Bunch of Amateurs" has been selected as this year's Royal Film Performance, organizers said. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was initially slated to be screened at the event; however, the film's release date was postponed and planners had to choose another film to show in its place. Starring Burt Reynolds, Imelda Staunton, Derek Jacobi and Samantha Bond, "Amateurs" will debut at a gala to be attended by Queen Elizabeth II at London's Odeon...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

By David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer The veteran musical "Oliver!" is packed with memorable songs and the national tour that's at Popejoy Hall today has toplevel performers from top to bottom who sing them. And the production presents with dramatic punch the dominant stories of the sympathetic orphan boy Oliver Twist, who's in search of love, and the villainous Fagin, who is in search of wealth through his pickpocket gang. Oliver is under the thumb of a series of odious Dickensian...

2008-10-05 15:00:15

By Michael Janusonis For Dominic Cooper, the up-and-coming British actor who plays the third part of a romantic triangle that threatened to upset 18th- century London society in The Duchess, the movie, which opens Friday, was an awakening to his country's past. The sexy romantic film about behind-the-scenes boudoir shenanigans more than two centuries ago is already a hit in England, where, Cooper says over the phone from New York, "They seem to love it. They always say they're sick and...

2008-10-02 15:00:37

British actor Jude Law has signed on to play Dr. John Watson in the upcoming movie "Sherlock Holmes," director Guy Ritchie said at a London news conference. Robert Downey Jr. is to play the titular sleuth in the film, which also is to co-star Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Kelly Reilly and which is to open in theaters next October. Law is best known for his roles in "The Talented Mr. Ripley,""Alfie" and "Cold Mountain." Ritchie's credits include "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking...

2008-09-26 21:00:21

By Ann Murphy There was no sweet sorrow in parting Thursday night as the curtain came down on Mark Morris' "Romeo and Juliet." Clocking in at nearly three hours, this was the iconic Shakespeare tragedy of young love, and it was set, as usual, amid Verona's warring clans. The difference? This "Romeo" has a happy ending. It also didn't know when to quit. Morris' "Romeo" is an honorable, often sweet paean to the power of hope in the face of war and fear. He makes use of composer Sergei...

2008-09-22 00:00:21

By Ian Burrell INTERVIEW ALAN YENTOB Alan Yentob, the creative director of the BBC, sips champagne with superstars like Jay-Z and hangs out with rock heroes like The Edge - but he is a serious documentary maker and knows the BBC must take risks to prosper. He tells Ian Burrell his stories It is one-third of a century since Alan Yentob made Cracked Actor, his stunning Omnibus documentary on David Bowie in the wake of the "killing off" of the singer's alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, yet the man...

2008-09-16 09:00:33

A FILM which features a sadistic game of hide and seek played through the course of a night in Edinburgh will be premiered at The Times BFI London Film Festival. Writer-director Richard Jobson's New Town Killers tells the story of two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who get their kicks by victimising those who live on the margins of society. Starring Dougray Scott and Alastair Mackenzie, it will be shown on October 28 at the Odeon West End in Leicester Square. (c) 2008 Evening...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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