Prior to his untimely death in September 2021, director Roger Michell (“Notting Hill,” “Tea With the Dames”) wanted to make good use of his time spent cooped up in COVID-19 isolation. So, he called on a few fellow brilliant minds and got to work on a documentary about Elizabeth II. But…how to make a documentary that isn’t like all the others? [Read more…]
When I first learned that Kristen Stewart was playing the late Princess of Wales in Pablo Larrain’s “Spencer,” I wasn’t disappointed, nor was I excited. I was curious to see how Stewart, she who managed to move away from the “Twilight” phenomenon and build a respectable acting career for herself, would fare playing one of history’s most popular women. Many have tried, few have succeeded.
When the film premiered in November 2021, “Spencer” screenwriter Steven Knight insisted he hadn’t watch any movies about the late Princess of Wales, nor had he been following “The Crown.” He’s just a Brit following British things. [Read more…]
Today, the second official trailer for Netflix’s original series, The Crown was released, delving further into the early days of Elizabeth II’s reign.
The preview opens in February 1952 with a royal aide asking Her Majesty what her “regnal name” will be as monarch.
“Let’s not overcomplicate matters unnecessarily,” Elizabeth, played fantastically by Claire Foy, said brusquely.
On September 18th, the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles. Among the nominees was Dame Maggie Smith, who played the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey for six seasons.
At the start of the show, host Jimmy Kimmel made up a new rule for any winner who wasn’t present to receive his or her Emmy.
“If you don’t know, Maggie Smith, she’s been nominated for the Emmy nine times. She’s won the Emmy three times,” Kimmel told the audience. [Read more…]
If you’re never seen an episode of Absolutely Fabulous, then shame on you.
You can find the entire series on Hulu, so take that blanket of shame and binge on one the greatest comedy duos of our time.
Jennifer Saunders is taking the show to the big screen, and in the film’s second official trailer (just released today), Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon find out that Kate Moss is looking for a new publicist.
It seems like only yesterday when I awoke before 4am ET to cover the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
April 29th will mark five years since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in a spectacular ceremony, seen by 2 billion people worldwide.
On April 18th at 10pm ET, REELZ Channel will premiere a four-part special on the royal couple, titled William & Kate: The Journey. [Read more…]
Last night, the highly-anticipated ITV documentary on Her Majesty aired in the UK, and now international audiences are able to watch it in full. Well, whoever can find it, I guess.
Members of the royal family spoke affectionately about the Queen, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and her oldest grandchild, Peter Phillips.
First off, let me just say “Hurrah!” for the third installment of my favorite franchise (more so the books, because the movie version Bridget Jones’s Diary: The Edge of Reason was slightly crap. Love the first film, though).
Second, the movie doesn’t appear to follow the same storyline as Helen Fieldings’ book, Bridget’s Jones: Mad About The Boy. This may well be because of Mark Darcy’s fate in the book would have deterred audiences from seeing a movie version. [Read more…]
Cousin Violet is a sage and stable port in the storm, according to me.
When we were first introduced to the Dowager Countess in 2010, many of us saw a stuffy, outdated old broad who was too stuck in her ways.
Not so, we’ve discovered. Her Ladyship was perhaps one of the show’s most forward-thinking characters; shse assisted Lady Edith with her unplanned pregnancy, helped Dr. Clarkson soften the blow to Lady Cora regarding the cause of Sybil’s death (even though it was all Robert’s fault for trusting a new doctor), and told Lady Mary to stop being an a–hole and confess her true feelings to Cousin Matthew. [Read more…]
Oh, Margot Robbie. Gurl, we have so much to discuss.
The Australian (who is clearly not a monarchist, if the video below proves anything) appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon March 1st to promote her new movie, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Fallon likes to per-interview his guests before the show in an effort to find something interesting to talk about on air.
It just so happened that Robbie had a very entertaining story about a certain royal. [Read more…]