Latest David Thewlis Stories

2008-09-19 21:00:22

By Kate Whiting DISNEY films are usually more associated with fairytale happy endings than stories about the Holocaust. However the company, through its subsidiary Miramax, has taken the brave step of releasing The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, which deals with the horrors of a Nazi death camp as seen through a child's eyes. The film, an adaptation of John Boyne's award-winning novel, stars British actor David Thewlis as the Nazi commandant of the camp, whose son Bruno befriends a...

2008-09-12 18:00:21

The Women 12A, 114 mins ***** The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas 12A, 94 mins ***** Pineapple Express 15, 111 mins ***** A REMAKE of the 1939 George Cukor classic, The Women, which chronicles sisterly rivalry in Manhattan society, features an all- star cast. Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Debra Messing, Bette Midler are just a few of the big names in the new movie. It tells the story of Mary Haines (Ryan) a successful, fashion designer with a handsome husband called...

2008-09-12 03:00:15

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS (12A) STARS: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Jack Scanlon, Rupert Friend, Sheila Hancock. DIRECTOR: Mark Herman. BASED on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas relives the horrors of the Second World War from the perspective of an eight-year-old German tyke, who is blissfully unaware of the vital role played by his Nazi officer fatherin the unfolding tragedy. The subject matter is incredibly bleak and the final act of this...

2008-09-11 06:00:25

By Steve Pratt, Damon Smith; Damon Smith The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (12A, 94mins) ***** Stars: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Sheila Hancock, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Jim Norton, Cara Horgan THE friendship of Bruno and Shmuel is both unexpected and touching. One is the son of a Nazi commandant, the other is a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. They get to know each other separated by a barbed wire fence. They are...

2006-03-30 22:25:51

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - You can't keep a bad woman down. With a worldwide box office gross of $350 million and a career-transforming role for Sharon Stone as the seductive and possibly deadly novelist Catherine Tramell, work on a sequel to 1992's "Basic Instinct" has been under way for years. What finally comes together in "Basic Instinct 2" is a case of more of the same -- but not the same thing. The original film, a giddy pulp-fiction stew of sex,...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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