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2009-08-17 12:04:46

Warner Bros. is denying a British report Brad Pitt is reuniting with his Snatch director Guy Ritchie for Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movie. The Daily Mirror said Pitt is expected to arrive in London this week to begin playing Holmes's nemesis Moriarty. Pitt reportedly was called to help out on the film, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, after Ritchie was displeased with his first edit of the movie. However, Warner Bros., the studio behind the film, disputed the claim in a statement to...

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2009-07-31 11:50:00

Hollywood's Twentieth Century Fox is working on a prequel to the 1979 film Alien with Ridley Scott set to return to the director's chair. Variety.com said science-fiction screenwriter Jon Spaihts has been hired to pen the prequel, while Scott's Scott Free production company will produce the movie. The classic film Alien was followed by three sequels, none of which were directed by Scott.

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2009-07-24 16:01:42

British actor Gary Oldman, who co-starred in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, says the next film about the Caped Crusader will hit theaters in 2011. Although The Dark Knight was an enormous blockbuster last year and won an Oscar for Oldman's late co-star Heath Ledger, plans for the next Batman movie have not officially been announced. EW.com said Oldman told the crowd at Comic-Con in San Diego Friday the next installment in the Batman franchise will begin shooting next year. You didn't hear...

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2009-07-22 19:19:25

British film and TV actress Joely Richardson has joined the cast of the drama series, The Tudors, for its fourth and final season, Showtime announced. Richardson will portray Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's sixth and last wife, in five episodes of the 16th century-set series, which is currently filming in Dublin, Ireland. Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Henry in the show. The new season of the series is slated to premiere next year. Best known to American audiences for her celebrated work during...

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2009-04-24 19:41:06

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the late Australian actor Heath Ledger's last movie, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, organizers said. Ledger had been working on the movie at the time of his death of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008. He was 28. The BBC said director Terry Gilliam's fantasy picture -- for which Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell all helped complete Ledger's unfinished role -- will premiere out of competition, as will the Disney...

2009-04-24 19:16:32

British-born film director Ken Annakin has died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., his daughter said. He was 94. Annakin's directing credits include Swiss Family Robinson, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, The Longest Day, Battle of the Bulge, The Call of the Wild, The Fifth Musketeer and The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. He was nominated, with co-writer Jack Davies, for a screenwriting Academy Award in 1965 for Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. The Los...

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2009-03-27 11:38:29

Joely Richardson has returned to the London set of her TV remake of The Day of the Triffids just days after burying her late sister Natasha Richardson. British-born actress Natasha Richardson died last week after suffering a head injury during a skiing accident. She was buried Sunday in upstate New York. People.com said her younger sister, Joely, went back to work on the science fiction miniseries Thursday after taking a break to grieve and be with her family. Filming on the small-screen...

2009-03-21 13:51:04

A group of friends and family of Natasha Richardson gathered in New York to remember the late British film actress, an attendee said. People.com said among those at Friday's wake at the American Irish Historical Society in New York was Richardson's husband, actor Liam Neeson, and her mother, actress Vanessa Redgrave. Mathilde Krim, a friend of Richardson, said the somber affair that included a viewing of Richardson's body was conducted respectfully. Richardson, know for her roles in movies...

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2009-03-20 13:55:33

British actress Vanessa Redgrave sang the song Edelweiss to her dying daughter Natasha Richardson, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Richardson died Wednesday in a New York hospital at the age of 45. She had suffered a fatal brain injury during a skiing accident in Canada Monday. The Telegraph said Redgrave, 72, stroked Richardson's face and sang to her film and stage star daughter as her life ebbed away. The Daily Mail said Redgrave had sung the same song at her daughter's first wedding...

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2009-03-20 12:06:29

British actress Vanessa Redgrave sang the song Edelweiss to her dying daughter Natasha Richardson, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday. Richardson died Wednesday in a New York hospital at the age of 45. She had suffered a fatal brain injury during a skiing accident in Canada Monday. The Telegraph said Redgrave, 72, stroked Richardson's face and sang to her film and stage star daughter as her life ebbed away. The Daily Mail said Redgrave had sung the same song at her daughter's first...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.