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Richard Curtis helped leading man Nighy perfect wedding speech

October 3rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Richard Curtis
Actor Bill Nighy will be forever grateful to writer/director pal Richard Curtis for helping him deliver one of the best wedding speeches ever.

The British actor, who has teamed up with Curtis for The Girl in the Cafe, Love Actually and Pirate Radio, among other movies, asked his friend to help him with a "pivotal speech" he was asked to deliver at another pal's wedding - and the filmmaker delivered perfection in just 24 hours.

Nighy tells WENN, "I could do the serious bit but I knew I had to have some jokes. I texted Richard Curtis and he said, 'Tell me a couple of things about the groom'...

'Two Jews' Review 'Wrath Of The Titans' And Don't Feel The Magic (Video)

March 29th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Wrath Of The Titans
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: So what's a demigod to do when all he wants is to live a quiet life with his son, and do a little fishing, but his daddy has other plans for him?

That's the predicament Perseus (Sam Worthington) finds himself in, when a war breaks out among the gods. Families... Can't live with them... Can't live without them.

Seems Perseus father, Zeus (Liam Neeson) has been kidnapped by his brothers Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston) and he's being held captive in the underworld, where his bad-ass dad, Kronos, is sucking the life out of him.


Check Out 'Rango' On Blu-ray & DVD July 15

July 9th, 2011 7:30am EDT
A pet chameleon who has lived his entire life in the confines of a cozy glass terrarium discovers adventure beyond his wildest imagination in the animated Western adventure "Rango" from Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski.

When we first meet Rango (voice of Johnny Depp), the sheltered pet chameleon is safe in his terrarium, and embarking on epic adventures through the power of imagination. Then, suddenly, his safe existence is irrevocably upended thanks to a bump in the road that sends him soaring out of a car window and right onto the searing-hot asphalt of a desert h...

'Rango' Comes To Blu-ray & DVD Friday, July 15

May 22nd, 2011 3:30pm EDT
"An animated comedy for smart moviegoers" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) that is "like nothing you've ever seen" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), the hilarious and imaginative Rango saddles up in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack with Digital Copy and on standard DVD on Friday, July 15, 2011 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

The incomparable Johnny Depp voices Rango, a chameleon living as an ordinary family pet who dreams of being a fearless hero and is challenged to become just that when he inadvertently becomes the sheriff of a lawless desert town called Dirt.

Directed by Gore Verbinski, the v...

Anti-Smoking Crusaders Fuming Over Johnny Depp's 'Rango'

March 11th, 2011 11:41am EST
Johnny Depp
Anti-smoking campaigners are rallying against Johnny Depp's animated movie Rango, branding the film a health hazard for depicting smoking on screen.

The movie, which features the voices of Depp, Isla Fisher and Bill Nighy, follows a group of chameleons searching for water that has been stolen from a town called Dirt. Throughout the film "at least 60 instances of characters smoking" have been counted, according to Kori Titus, CEO of non-profit organisation Breathe California.

Anti-smoking activists are now claiming the images of animated lizards and birds puffing on cigarettes pose a ris...

Review 'Harry Potter - Deathly Hallows Part 1' 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Find The Magic (Video)

November 19th, 2010 9:40am EST
'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1' is the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, told in two parts. It's directed by David Yates and written by Steven Kloves. The crew is back...Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter) Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) Helena Bonham Carter (Death Eater) and the unrecognizable, Ralph Fiennes as the super evil Lord Voldemort. Bill Nighy joins the cast as The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour. Of all the Harry Potter films, for this one in particular, it helps if you read the book. Basically things are not g...

'Wild Target' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Love Those Brits In 'Wild Target' (Video)

October 27th, 2010 11:45am EDT
Wild Target
'Wild Target' directed by Jonathan Lynn, is a British comedy about an uptight hit man (Bill Nighy), his intended victim, a free spirited thief (Emily Blunt) and his young, naive apprentice (Rupert Grint). Rounding out the cast is the wonderful Eileen Atkins as Nighy's mum who's taught him everything he knows and Rupert Everett as a gangster art lover who hires Nighy to do the hit on Emily. 'Wild Target is a brilliant, funny, off beat comedy that only the English could pull off. It opens in theaters, Friday, October 29th, 2010 and is definitely bagel worthy.

Clint Eastwood Tries To Save UK Film Council

August 8th, 2010 4:08pm EDT
Clint Eastwood
Actor/Director Clint Eastwood is the latest star to fight a decision to shut down the UK Film Council (UKFC) - he's written a personal letter appealing against the plan.

The UKFC, which was established to develop and promote British cinema, has fallen victim to massive spending cuts as the country's new government attempts to curb spiralling debt.

More than 50 British actors, including James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Bill Nighy, have signed a letter calling for a reversal of the decision, and now Eastwood has penned his own appeal to British politician George Osbourne.

He writes, "I cannot...

The (New) Doctor's Finest Hour

July 29th, 2010 12:34pm EDT
Well, the latest season of Doctor Who has come and gone, and we've now all met the eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith), his Scottish hottie companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan), and her boyfriend/ fiance/ husband/ 2,000 year old plastic man Rory (the brilliant but often overlooked Arthur Darvill). Together they've faced the revamped Daleks, saved 16th century Venice from vampire-alien-fish, and even used Amy's memories and the universe's greatest prison to restart all of creation and bring the Doctor out of the abyss of non-existence.

In all, it was a very good season: Matt Smith added a new energy ...

Kate Beckinsale Has An Amazing Backside

May 21st, 2010 8:30pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale
A sexy Kate Beckinsale wore a silver Dior crystal gown at the "2010 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS" gala held near Cannes on Thursday. We know the draped, jeweled part of the dress is supposed to be the focal point, but we can't our eyes off her shapely backside.

The actress is set to star in "Underworld 4." Co-starring Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy, the fourth installment of the popular franchise is scheduled to be ready for theaters in 2011.

Her most recent films include "Whiteout" and "Everybody's Fine."

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April DVD Releases: 'Avatar,' 'Crazy Heart' & More

March 30th, 2010 9:04am EDT
Fans around the world will soon be able to discover every detail and relive every moment of James Cameron's "Avatar" in the comfort of their own homes. But there are plenty of other new DVD releases this month:

April 6

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - Buy it.

Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Apparently this is one of those "Good" Nicolas Cage movies. Worth a watch to see why everyone is so excited about his appearance in the upcoming Kick-Ass.

The Collector - Skip it.

Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Juan Fernandez, Andrea Roth

Lord of the Rings Tril...

Celebrity Matchmaker: 5 Valentines For Susan Boyle

February 13th, 2010 9:58am EST
Susan Boyle
Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. It's a day when lovers treat one another to flowers, chocolates, cute stuffed animals and other unmentionable goodies.

It’s such a lovely day for those who have that special someone in their lives, but what about those who have no one? For instance, 48 year-old Susan Boyle. When she appeared on "Britain’s Got Talent" she admitted that she had never been kissed!

Boyle is an amazing singer and has a quirky yet charming personality. She is truly one of a kind and really deserves the best. In light of it being Valentine weekend, we thought it fit to p...

'Valentine's Day' & Other Movies With Star-Studded Casts

February 12th, 2010 2:50pm EST
Ah, Valentine's Day weekend, the perfect time for Hollywood to embrace the mainstream audience by giving them cheesy and wonderful romantic comedies to prepare for the big day of love. This year the aptly named "Valentine's Day" is perfectly timed to get big notice, but one of the first things that impresses viewers is seeing the celebrity cast involved. It seems like almost every major actor is involved with this project, including Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, and on and on with at least ten other ...

Films Fun-Filled Family Adventure 'G-Force' Comes To DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 15

November 20th, 2009 9:30am EST
Charging home on December 15th comes Walt Disney Pictures' actionpacked comedy-adventure G-Force. Packaged as an exciting Disney "Combo Pack" (a Blu-ray + DVD + DisneyFile Digital Copy of the movie in a single package), families can finally look forward to enjoying this thrilling story about a covert group of feisty furball Guinea Pigs anytime, anywhere and on a compatible format of their choice - DVD player, Blu-ray player, car, PC and/or portable device.

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, G-Force takes audiences on a deliriously entertaining thrill ride with a whole new breed of hero, feat...

Bill Nighy Set To Join Cast Of 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows'

July 1st, 2009 3:15pm EDT
Bill Nighy
Actor Bill Nighy is trading in his pirate's hat for a magician's wand - he's reportedly set to join the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

The Brit starred as Davy Jones alongside Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley in Pirates of the Caribbean franchise's second and third installments.

But he's now being linked to the role of Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour for the last movies in the boy wizard series, according to British newspaper The Independent.

If the reports are true, Nighy won't need to spend too much time in the make-up chair as he already shares so...

Obama Named The World's Most Stylish Man

June 17th, 2009 10:03am EDT
Barack Obama
America's leader Barack Obama has beaten out Brad Pitt and David Beckham to top a new poll to find the world's Most Stylish Man.

The movie star came in second and soccer stud Beckham was third on the list, which was compiled by top shirt makers Thomas Pink. The company asked 3,000 men visiting their stores around Europe and America for their style guru opinions - and the majority opted for Obama.

The top 10 style icons on the list are:

1. Barack Obama

2. Brad Pitt

3. David Beckham

4. Daniel Craig

5. Al Pacino

6. George Clooney

7. Bill Nighy

8. Andy Warhol

9. Cli...

Best Space Movies

June 12th, 2009 9:53am EDT
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...

Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Stars In 'The Boat That Rocked'; In Theaters Aug. 28

April 24th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
The Boat That Rocked
In the late 1960s, American radio stations blasted rock and roll 24 hours a day. But in the home country of the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the only way 25 million people could hear their music was to tune in…to a boat.

Celebrated filmmaker Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually) brings the incredible story of a band of rogue deejays who captivated British radio listeners in the '60s, playing the music that defined a generation and boldly defying the government that tried to shut them down - The Boat That Rocked.


Actor Bill Nighy Refuses To Do Sex Scenes

March 29th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Bill Nighy
British actor has never filmed a sex scene for a movie - because he is too embarrassed by his body to ever strip off on camera. The 59-year-old star has enjoyed a long and varied career, beginning in theater and going on to land high profile roles in movies including the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and 2003's Love Actually.

But Nighy admits he has always shied away from roles as the romantic lead - as he would never be brave enough to bare all for cinema audiences.

He says, "I'm too shy and I didn't want to take my top off, as I've got a difficult body. I didn't want to sh...

'Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans' Soundtrack Out Now; Win It!

January 28th, 2009 6:00pm EST
Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans
Like the other two films in the series, the soundtrack for Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans boasts a top-notch lineup of rock, goth, and industrial acts remixed by the album's producer, Danny Lohner. Lohner is a former member of Nine Inch Nails and has performed with many of the artists who appear on the soundtrack including Puscifer and Black Light Burns. As a remixer Lohner uses the moniker of Renholder (re d.lohner backwards).

Another familiar artist returns to the Underworld series. Puscifer -- the alias of Tool and A Perfect Circle's Maynard James Keenan, contributing the tune "L...

Tom Cruise Stars In 'Valkyrie,' In Theaters Dec. 26; Watch The Trailer Here

November 5th, 2008 11:23am EST
In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

Click the 'play' button to watch the trailer for "Valkyrie"

Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) re-teams ...

'Valkyrie' Release Date Changed To December

August 14th, 2008 10:57am EDT
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced today they will be releasing the suspense film, Valkyrie, from Director Bryan Singer, on Friday, December 26, 2008. The film was last slated for release on Oct. 3, and then it was moved to President's Day weekend starting Feb. 13. It was originally slotted for June, 2008.

“We saw and tested the movie,” says Clark Woods, President of MGM Distribution. “and we believe a strong movie deserves a strong playdate.”

Tom Cruise stars in the suspense thriller, "Valkyrie," based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the da...

'Rubicon' Co-Star Defends Tom Cruise

August 1st, 2007 10:04am EDT
Tom Cruise
Bill Nighy has defended his co-star Tom Cruise's religious beliefs after filming on their new movie was jeopardized by German authorities' Scientology concerns. Cruise is playing World War II hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg - who led an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler - in Rubicon.

However, efforts to shoot the movie on military sites were thwarted in July by Germany's Defence Ministry, allegedly because Cruise's Scientology beliefs are viewed as a "money-making cult" instead of a legitimate church by the German government.

But Nighy - who has alr...

A Teenage Bill Nighy Considered Pimping Himself Out To Earn Cash

July 25th, 2007 2:51pm EDT
Bill Nighy
British actor Bill Nighy contemplated selling his body to achieve his dreams of becoming a famous novelist. Nighy fled England for Paris as a youngster to carve out his dream career and follow in the footsteps of writing heroes Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

But the 57-year-old was without cash and considered trading sex for money in a seedy establishment called Madame Cuckoo's - but was too shy to go through with it.

He says, "The problem for me, was at that stage, I had never actually made love to a woman. When I was a teenager I was so paralyzed with shyness and se...

'Valkyrie' Begins Principal Photography In Berlin

July 19th, 2007 12:06pm EDT
United Artists Entertainment LLC announced the start of principal photography in Berlin on the international production of "Valkyrie," a suspense thriller based on the true story of the daring German officers' plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944.

Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. Also starring are Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel, Thomas K...

The Hilarious, Action Packed 'Hot Fuzz' Blasts Its Way To DVD July 31

July 2nd, 2007 11:19am EDT
Hot Fuzz
A full-throttle action comedy that packs as many laughs as it does punches, Hot Fuzz comes to DVD and HD DVD Combo Disc on July 31, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

From Rogue Pictures and Working Title Films, and created by the same off-the-wall team that produced the wildly successful zombie laugh-fest Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz puts a wickedly witty spin on action films. An exciting and hilarious homage to buddy cop movies, Hot Fuzz reteams Shaun of the Dead stars Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible III) and Nick Frost alongside a stellar acting ensemble that includes ...

Bill Nighy Warms Up To His 'Pirate' Villain Role

May 22nd, 2007 11:36am EDT
Bill Nighy
Pirates Of The Caribbean star Bill Nighy has warmed to playing octopus-faced villain Davy Jones after initially feeling the character was a "clown." The British actor admits he's quite fond of his over-the-top pirate character, and hopes there are more Pirates of The Caribbean films.

He says, "Once I got over the idea that I had to walk around in pajamas, looking like a sad clown... and they ran out of jokes, you kind of get into it. It's kind of liberating; you can act at a level that you wouldn't get away with under normal circumstances, so you pitch the performance at a kind of re...

MTV Announces Nominees For '2007 MTV Movie Awards'

April 30th, 2007 10:09am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man
The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers as MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Dominating the pack is 300 with 5 nominations followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with 4 nods.

Also vying for the much sought-after statue is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Blades of Glory, and The Devil Wears Prada with 3 nominations each.

The 16th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett. Airing LI...

'Shaun Of The Dead' Creators Return With The Hilarious 'Hot Fuzz'; Watch Clips Here

March 30th, 2007 8:30pm EDT
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz is the action-packed new comedy from the makers of the hit movie Shaun of the Dead. With the same razor-sharp combination of humor and attention to detail they used to breathe new life into the undead, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have set their sights on Action Movies for their next uniquely funny vision.

Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so emba...

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