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Blu-ray Review: 'Pride And Prejudice - Keepsake Edition'

January 17th, 2014 11:10am EST
P and P
Six Jane Austen-esk episodes not enough for you and you crave more?  Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray "Pride And Prejudice – Keepsake Edition" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  We see if the product can win us over Mr. Darcy style with our review below!



   Title: "Pride And Prejudice – Keepsake Edition"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle, Susannah Harker

   Director: Simon Langton

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 322 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment



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Colin Firth makes time for romance

November 18th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth always makes time for romance with his wife.
The 'Gambit' star has been married to his spouse, Italian film director Livia Giuggioli, for 16 years and although his acting career means he has to spend a lot of time away from her, Colin always makes sure they spend quality time together as a couple.
Colin told Britain's HELLO! magazine: "There's no formula but you need to be attentive to not getting distracted by the routine things of living together and fine time for romance."
He added: "We make sure we take time for ourselves where we enjoy each other's company without worrying...

Sir Sean Connery is America's most popular Brit

October 27th, 2013 9:30pm EDT
Sean Connery
Bond icon Sir Sean Connery has topped a new poll to find the most popular British actor in the U.S.

The 83-year-old Hollywood veteran has seen off competition from Colin Firth and Daniel Craig to take first place in this year's (13) Q Score chart, based on opinion polls conducted in America.

Silence of the Lambs' Sir Anthony Hopkins comes in second and Liam Neeson third, while David McCallum and Daniel Day-Lewis rounded out the top five.

Henry Schafer, executive vice president of Q Scores Company, says, "Awareness of Sean Connery and his appeal was strong across the country and with all...

Jeremy Irvine agreed to waterboarding for The Railway Man

October 4th, 2013 6:20am EDT
Jeremy Irvine
Jeremy Irvine agreed to endure waterboarding torture while filming 'The Railway Man'.
The 22-year-old actor - who stars alongside Colin Firth in the film about a real-life World War II hero - opted to re-enact the terrifying torture method, which dates back to the 16th century and involves water being poured over a cloth covering a captive's face causing them to experience the sensation of drowning.
Jermey refused to fake the pivotal scenes, or use a stuntman to do the shot involving his character Eric Lomax, who became a prisoner of war after being captured by the Japanese and forced to b...

Colin Firth To Play Paddington Bear

September 13th, 2013 6:09pm EDT
Colin Firth
British actor Colin Firth is to show off his softer side by playing beloved British children's character Paddington Bear in a new film.

The King's Speech star will give voice to the cuddly character in a new movie based on the books by English author Michael Bond, about a bear from Peru who is adopted by a family who find him lost and alone at the London railway station which gave him his name.

Firth will reunite with his The Railway Man co-star Nicole Kidman, who plays the movie's villain, and Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville as head of the family which adopts Paddington.

He tells Britai...

David Beckham wanted for villainous film role - report

August 5th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
David Beckham
Soccer superstar David Beckham has been targeted for a villainous new movie role in The Secret Service.

Director Matthew Vaughn and producers of the film are hoping to persuade the recently retired player to make his proper character acting debut in the film alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth and Michael Caine.

A source tells The Sun newspaper, "Becks was asked by Colin Firth if he'd like to be in the movie but he is yet to fully commit. He loves movies and fancies appearing on the big screen - but just as a one-off, not a full-time career."

The movie is based on Dave Gibbons and M...

David Beckham Offered A Villainous Movie Role

August 4th, 2013 4:30pm EDT
David Beckham
David Beckham has been approached to play a bad guy in a new movie.

The retired soccer star - who announced he was quitting the sport earlier this year - has been asked by Colin Firth to star in 'The Secret Service' and director Matthew Vaughn is so confident he will agree to appear, he has already had a villainous part written for him.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Becks was asked by Colin Firth if he'd like to be in the movie but he is yet to fully commit. He loves movies and fancies appearing on the big screen -- but just as a one-off, not a full-time career.

The film - which is b...

12-Foot Statue Of Colin Firth From 'Pride And Prejudice' Appears In London Lake

July 8th, 2013 9:29pm EDT
Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy
A giant statue of actor Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice has appeared in Serpentine Lake in London's Hyde Park.

The 12-food sculpture was created to celebrate a new channel in the U.K. called, simply, Drama.

A poll was held in England for the channel's launch, and fans voted the classic Jane Austen character's scene the most iconic moment in British drama.

According to E! News, the fiberglass likeness was created by three different sculptors over the course of two months.

After Mr. Darcy comes out of the lake and dries off he'll go on tour before being ins...

Kate Middleton Tops Vanity Fair's Best Dressed List

July 31st, 2012 2:44pm EDT
Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton, known more formally as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is the best dressed woman in the world, according to Vanity Fair.

Magazine editors recently compiled their annual list of male and female trendsetters, and Prince William's wife unsurprisingly made the number-one spot.

Even before she made waves in her wedding gown in the spring of 2011, she was already on many people's list of fashion mavens.

Kate makes sophistication look sexy. And she's even gotten away with wearing pantyhose (which is so '90s.)

Check out who else made the best dressed list...

Alicia Keys


Colin Firth's Green Building Plans Rejected

June 3rd, 2012 1:51pm EDT
Colin Firth
Oscar winner Colin Firth and his eco-campaigner wife Livia have lost a bid to make their London home a little greener.

The King's Speech star and his environmental activist partner wanted to install a large solar panel at their home in the posh Bedford Park suburb of the British capital, where homes sell for upwards of $6.4 million.

However, their application, filed by Livia, has been rejected by planning officials as the Firths' property is located in an architectural conservation area.

Planning inspector Roger Shrimplin insists the electricity-saving device would be "unduly large" and ...

Universal Pictures President Wants 'Love Actually' Sequel

May 13th, 2012 4:35pm EDT
Love Actually
The president of Universal Pictures has urged British director/writer Richard Curtis to come up with a follow-up to hit 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually.

The British film, which focused on several different characters trying to find love, was a big hit at the box office, and now Universal chief Eddie Cunningham is hoping to convince the film's mastermind to pen a sequel.

He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I think there should be a Love Actually 2. I'd give it a green light. I think many American movies try to emulate that brilliant format where the stories interweave and no one's on sc...

Check Out 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' On Blu-ray, DVD & On Demand March 20

March 18th, 2012 7:03am EDT
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Director Tomas Alfredson takes the helm for an adaptation of John Le Carre's novel "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" about an ex-British agent who emerges from retirement to expose a mole in MI6.

England, 1973: British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) head Control (John Hurt) and his top-ranking lieutenant George Smiley (Gary Oldman) are both forced into retirement after a mission involving respected secret agent Jim Prideaux (Mark Strong) turns unexpectedly deadly. As the Cold War continues to escalate, suspicions of a Soviet double agent begin to grow within SIS.

Subsequently summoned by U...

Nicole Kidman Replaces Rachel Weisz In 'The Railway Man'

March 5th, 2012 8:40am EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has stepped in to replace Rachel Weisz in upcoming movie The Railway Man after the British actress dropped out.

The Mummy star was due to play Colin Firth's onscreen wife in the new drama about a prisoner of war who reunites with one of his Japanese captors 30 years later.

However, Weisz was forced to exit the project to complete extra filming on upcoming action movie The Bourne Legacy, and Kidman has stepped up to take her place, according to

The Railway Man will start shooting in Scotland later this year, before moving to Australia's Gold Coast. It is due ...

Helena Bonham Carter Honored With CBE

February 22nd, 2012 11:23am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
The King's Speech star Helena Bonham Carter met real-life royalty on Wednesday as she was honored with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal at Buckingham Palace in London.

The actress played the late Queen Elizabeth in the 2010 movie and she was the guest of honor at her daughter Queen Elizabeth II's royal residence, where she was recognized for her services to drama.

Bonham Carter, who wore a striking Vivienne Westwood tartan dress, was given the award to recognize her career achievements.

Colin Firth, her co-star in The King's Speech, received the same honor la...

Colin Firth Lands CBE Honor

January 26th, 2012 11:24am EST
Colin Firth
The King's Speech star Colin Firth came face-to-face with a real-life prince on Thursday as he was honored with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) medal at Buckingham Palace in London.

The actor was the guest of honor at Queen Elizabeth II's royal residence, where he was recognized for his services to drama.

He was given the award by the monarch's son, Charles, Prince of Wales.

Firth was accompanied to the ceremony by his wife Livia, who had earlier 'tweeted' a picture of the couple in their smart clothes ahead of the prize giving.

And in a post on her blog for Vog...

Colin Firth Believes Gary Oldman Is Hung Like 'A Water Buffalo'?

January 19th, 2012 10:14am EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth is still desperate to know if his Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy co-star Gary Oldman is really well hung after his fellow Brit appeared to boast a large manhood in the Spandex outfit he wore for A Christmas Carol.

Oldman played Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and Tiny Tim in the motion capture film, opposite Oscar winner Firth - who portrayed Fred, and both stars had to wear specially-made, unflattering black rubber suits so animators could transfer their facial expressions and actions onto the screen.

Nevertheless, while Firth tried to pad his "manhood-cancelling" Spandex bodysuit so...

Colin Firth's Wife Wore A Gown Made Of Plastic Bottles To Golden Globes

January 19th, 2012 8:47am EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth's stylish wife wore the first recycled gown Giorgio Armani has ever made to the Golden Globes on Sunday.

The Oscar winner's eco-warrior wife Livia created the Green Carpet Challenge three years ago in an effort to make the world's biggest fashion houses less wasteful and she debuted her latest initiative - made out of plastic bottles - at the Globes.

She gave top designers like Armani, Tom Ford and Paul Smith the challenge to dress her for the awards season using only recycled materials and vintage couture.

Her first outfit wowed everyone at the Globes on Sunday, including h...

Colin Firth Meets Wax Likeness On Ellen DeGeneres' Show (Video)

January 18th, 2012 7:42pm EST
Colin Firth
Oscar winner Colin Firth came face-to-face with himself during a recent TV appearance when comedienne Ellen DeGeneres had his new Madame Tussauds waxwork shipped in from London for her show.

The actor confessed he had yet to see his likeness - because he found the idea a "little creepy", prompting the chat show host to reveal she had it backstage.

Firth put his fears aside and looked himself in the eye, admitting it was a great honor to get waxed.

He says, "Madame Tussauds was one of the first tourist attractions I visited, I think, when I went to London. That was a big deal for me, eve...

Colin Firth's Wife To Dress Green For Awards Season

January 12th, 2012 8:30pm EST
Colin Firth
Oscar winner Colin Firth's eco-warrior wife has given the world's top designers a challenge for the awards season after asking them to create one-off gowns for her using only recycled materials and vintage couture.

Her husband's A Single Man director Tom Ford, and top designers from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Paul Smith and Valentino have agreed to dress Livia Firth for the red carpet in eco-friendly gowns as part of the 2012 Green Carpet Challenge.

Firth tells Vogue magazine, "Over the last three years, the Green Carpet Challenge has become an all-consuming passion of mine. This part of...

2011 - The Year In Review, February

January 1st, 2012 10:00am EST
2011 - The Year In Review
As awards season got into full swing, The King's Speech was the toast of Hollywood after scooping four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor for the movie's star, Colin Firth, and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Natalie Portman fought back tears as she walked away with the Best Actress honor for her role as a tormented ballet dancer in Black Swan. It was a different story at the Independent Spirit Awards, where Black Swan trounced its rivals, picking up four honors including Best Director for Darren Aronofsky.

In the world of music, Lady Gaga's incredible rise continued as she pick...

Review: 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Slow, Drawn-Out And Distinctively Drab

December 6th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Tinker photo
I’m all for films that take their time. There’s nothing quite like the bravery of a picture that dares to engage by fleshing out those quiet moments and infusing character insights that longingly linger. In his previous film "Let The Right One In," Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson wielded this delicate bravado like a master swordsman, bringing his slow and methodic style to the done-to-death tale of vampires to illicit freshness. Problem is that in his latest outing "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" the long book and material upon which the film is based and the unrushed pacing of Alfredso...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' 'New Year's Eve,' & More

December 5th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk Dec. 9
Things pick back up again this week with the release of the espionage thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the Garry Marshall ensemble piece New Year's Eve, the Charlize Theron dramedy Young Adult, the raunchy Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter, the Madonna directed romance W.E., the middle age drama I Melt With You, and the tragic tale We Need to Talk About Kevin.

MY PICK FOR THE WEEK: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


During the dark days of the Cold War, George Smiley (Gary Oldman), a veteran spy, is called out of retirement to help expose a Soviet mole within MI6.


December Movie Preview

December 3rd, 2011 9:00am EST
December Movie Preview
Well, we’ve made it. December is finally here and with it, as always, comes the biggest push for awards season glory. This December is packed with films that are vying for Oscar attention, some of which are the most anticipated films of the year.

December 9

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There is so much to be excited about for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” that it’s hard to list everything. For starters, the cast is amazing: Gary Oldman (in the role that will most likely finally win him an Oscar), Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Aside from a group of some of the ...

Colin Firth Still Getting Used To Fame

November 27th, 2011 6:30pm EST
Colin Firth
Oscar winner Colin Firth is still coming to terms with life in the spotlight because he doesn't want to appear to whine about fame.

The King's Speech star admits he's often targeted by the paparazzi and he finds it tough to handle all the attention all the time.

He tells WENN, "I've been photographed when I don't want to be. I've been listened to when I don't want to be and I've been followed. It's a perfectly banal observation to make; it just happens in my job.

"I think it's all crossing the line. I don't think any of it is legitimate. It's very unseemly for those of us in this busines...

Attend A Movie Premiere & Afterparty With Colin Firth

November 23rd, 2011 3:37pm EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth is set to raise money for charity by auctioning off a night out with him at his latest movie premiere in Los Angeles.

The British actor has offered up tickets to the L.A. screening of his espionage drama "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" next month for an Oxfam America sale.

The lucky winner will meet Firth at the event and attend the film's afterparty at the glitzy Chateau Marmont hotel.

The auction takes place on and on Wednesday, bidding had reached $2,425.

'Shakespeare In Love' Headed For The Stage

October 22nd, 2011 9:30am EDT
Shakespeare In Love
Celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard has teamed with Disney bosses to adapt his Oscar-winning Shakespeare In Love script into a theatrical blockbuster.

Stoppard, who dabbled with Shakespeare in his play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead," is to revamp his screenplay for the stage, according to Variety.

The play is expected to premiere in London, although no dates have been announced.

There are also no casting details available.

Gwyneth Paltrow won her only Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a cross-dressing noblewoman chasing Joseph Fiennes' Will Shakespeare.

'The King's Speech' Awarded Humanitas Prize

September 18th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
The King's Speech
Oscar-winning movie The King's Speech continued its award streak by landing a prestigious Humanitas Prize on Friday.

Screenwriter David Seidler was handed $10,000 at the 37th Annual Humanitas ceremony for the historical drama, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor for Colin Firth in February.

Writer/director Thomas McCarthy also scooped a $10,000 prize for his sports drama Win Win, starring Paul Giamatti.

The writing team behind Modern Family and Friday Night Lights also took home honours at the bash, held at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel in California.

The Human...

Third 'Bridget Jones's Diary' Film Confirmed

August 14th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Bridget Jones's Diary
Studio bosses at Working Title Films have confirmed they are working on a third movie about homely literary heroine Bridget Jones.

The first Bridget Jones's Diary film, starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, debuted a decade ago and a sequel arrived in 2004.

Firth recently let slip about the plot for the third film in an Entertainment Weekly interview, revealing, "Bridget and (his character) Mark can't have children; I think that's the way it goes on, so then she makes the huge mistake of going back to Daniel Cleaver (Grant) for long enough to get pregnant. And I think he d...

Lady Gaga & Justin Timberlake Are The Best Dressed People In The World

August 3rd, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga & Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga have topped Vanity Fair's 2011 "International Best-Dressed List." The singers were selected as part of the magazine's annual list of the most stylish celebrities.

Also among this year's winners are Johnny Depp, English actress Carey Mulligan, "The King's Speech" star Colin Firth, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton and "The Social Network's" Armie Hammer.

Hollywood celebrities weren't the only ones to receive recognition - a number of other public figures made the cut, including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Madonna's 'W.E.' Considered An Oscars Contender

July 1st, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has high hopes for Madonna's directorial debut after announcing plans to release the drama in time for the awards season.

The pop superstar's new movie W.E. partly chronicles King Edward VIII's romance with American divorcee Wallis Simpson, which forced him to abdicate the British throne to his brother.

And Weinstein is so impressed by the project, which stars James D'Arcy and Andrea Riseborough, he is planning to release the film in America in December - when studios traditionally offer up their best efforts for Academy Awards.

He says, "Madonna beautiful...

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