First Fan Encounter: Steve Coogan
Coogan reacts to BAFTA nomination
Oliver Hardy was terrifying, inspiring for John C. Reilly
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Playing Oliver Hardy, the large comic with the even larger persona, was a burden that became a mission for John C. Reilly.
The actor had early misgivings about becoming the man whose legendary partnership with Stan Laurel is explored in "Stan & Ollie," which will be released Friday in the United States by Sony Pictures Classics.
Review: Laurel and Hardy movie ‘Stan & Ollie’ is a joy
There are lot of movies in theaters right now trying to grab your attention, and dollars, from big superhero spectacles and musical extravaganzas to awards darlings and wannabes. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the options in the multiplex (and, frankly, at home) and when something like, say, a late-career Laurel and Hardy biopic comes along, you'd be forgiven for thinking it easy to dismiss, or at least put off for a little while.
Finding Stan and Ollie
Laurel and Hardy return to cinema screens
Worldwide stars shine at International Emmy Awards
Branagh, Coogan, Friel honored at International Emmys
UK stars Steve Coogan, Sienna Miller get damages from Mirror
LONDON (AP) — British actors Steve Coogan and Sienna Miller have received financial damages and apologies from Mirror Group Newspapers in the settlement of long-running phone hacking cases.
The damages were not made public but Coogan said outside London's High Court on Tuesday that it was a "six-figure" sum, the bulk of which would be distributed to charity. He said the settlement meant "vindication" for him.
The windmills of Steve Coogan’s and Rob Brydon’s minds are whirling at full tilt in “The Trip to Spain.” The third in the series of “Trip” films directed by Michael Winterbottom (“Code 46”) and featuring the twice Academy Award nominated (as he likes to remind us) Coogan (“Philomena”) and thrice BAFTA nominated Brydon, the film takes the two voyagers to Spain, where it doesn’t take long for the subject of Miguel Cervantes and his immortal Don Quixote and Sancho Panza to come up just in time for Coogan and Brydon to be outfitted in costumes of the two (Guess who gets to be who?) and posed in front of, yes, windmills.
"The House" NEW
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star as a couple who lose their daughter’s college fund and launch an illegal gambling operation in their basement. With Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman. Written by Brendan O’Brien & Andrew Jay Cohen. Directed by Cohen. (1:28) R.
It’s a formidable quartet that gathers without much appetite in “The Dinner.”
Richard Gere’s Stan Lohman is the suave politico who has called for a family gathering in an unnamed city’s ultra-fashionable place to see and be seen.
Stan is so plugged into his imminent race for the governorship that he’s never without his shadow, a nearly silent but never distant assistant (Adepero Oduye).
“The Dinner,” a well-acted psychological drama in which four people at a high-end restaurant struggle with family matters, is an interesting meal with too many courses. It’s not always easy to savor.
Gere on Steve Coogan: ‘He’s incredible’
Summer Movie Preview: Highlights from May through August
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This summer at the movies there will be aliens, evil and friendly, pirates, scantily-clad lifeguards, ladies letting loose, some classic superheroes in fresh suits, an evil mummy, two King Arthurs and a few very different war films.
Here's a monthly rundown some of the summer's highlights. Dates are subject to change.
NEW YORK (AP) — Documentaries about Whitney Houston, Gilbert Gottfried, Elian Gonzalez and Frank Serpico will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
With ‘Rules,’ Collins takes a Hollywood walk of fame
LOS ANGELES — For Lily Collins, who stars in “Rules Don’t Apply” opposite legendary Hollywood icon Warren Beatty and a host of famous faces, what was cooler — being there for this once-in-a-lifetime happening or the movie itself?
“They’re both really exciting, to be honest with you, but I think it was more me taking it in as Lily, being on a set with everybody,” she answered.