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'The Queen' Is Film Fans' Favorite Movie Monarch

January 18th, 2011 7:05am EST
The Queen
Helen Mirren's portrayal of The Queen is movie fans' favorite royal role, according to a new online poll.

In anticipation of Colin Firth's Best Actor win at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday for The King's Speech, and his assured Oscar nomination, websites WENN and Fandango.com staged a weekend vote to find the best movie monarch.

Mirren topped the poll with 47 per cent, while Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth I came in second with 31 per cent of the vote.

Judi Dench came in third and fourth with her portrayals of Elizabeth I (Shakespeare in Love) and Queen Victoria (Mrs. Brown), and Nigel Hawt...
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Spotlight On Films In Which Technology Has Gone Awry: Our Grim Future Awaits

September 23rd, 2009 12:43pm EDT
Surrogates
As we look forward to the future, we are hopeful that technology and the overall standard of living will continue to improve. Many films set in the distant or even in the more immediate future paint it as a grim place where our dependence on technology has blinded us to our own humanity.

We are reminded that technology yields great power and that great power can corrupt our souls. Films portraying this version of our future are meant to provoke commentary about the ethical dilemmas the characters face and to help steer humanity in a more thoughtful direction.

With the movie "Surroga...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 5

April 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pharrell
Happy Birthday to Neptune Pharrell Williams (1973), Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready (1965), fmr. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (1937), British actor Nigel Hawthorne (1929; d. 2001), director/producer Roger Corman (1926), "Mr. Belvedere" star Christopher Hewett (1922; d. 2001), "To Kill A Mockingbird" star Gregory Peck (1916; d. 2003), "James Bond" producer Albert R. Broccoli (1909; d. 1996), and legendary thespians Bette Davis (1908; d. 1989) and Spencer Tracy (1900; d. 1967).
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 5

April 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Bette Davis
Happy Birthday to Neptune Pharrell Williams (1973), Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready (1965), fmr. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (1937), British actor Nigel Hawthorne (1929; d. 2001), director/producer Roger Corman (1926), "Mr. Belvedere" star Christopher Hewett (1922; d. 2001), "To Kill A Mockingbird" star Gregory Peck (1916; d. 2003), "James Bond" producer Albert R. Broccoli (1909; d. 1996), and legendary thespians Bette Davis (1908; d. 1989) and Spencer Tracy (1900; d. 1967).
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