Articles tagged helen mirren

From ‘The Queen’ to Sofya Tolstoy, Helen Mirren plays it naturally

LOS ANGELES — When Helen Mirren was a girl growing up in England, she’d often saunter out onto local sidewalks, idling, hoping to be discovered. “

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17 Apr 2009 // 5:10 AM

State of Play

In this new universe where facts are mutable and ends are means, so-called ethical triumphs can only be short-term.

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Michael Powell Double Feature

‘Age of Consent’ is a rather unfortunate swan song, but ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ makes this DVD set well worth it.

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26 Jan 2009 // 1:00 AM

Inkheart

The screenplay follows a listless episodic structure, in which one barely connected segment follows another without cumulatively charging the overarching story.

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16 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The primary draw in the National Treasures is Nic Cage, odd and spasmodic, undeniably charismatic.

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20 Dec 2007 // 3:10 AM

`National Treasure’ sequel was Helen Mirren’s dream

The fame from TV’s “Prime Suspect” was useful; the glory from her Oscar-winning turn as “The Queen” was gratifying. But only if those achievements

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10 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.

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22 Aug 2007 // 6:07 AM

Hugh Laurie BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—This coming season on network television, the sun will never set on what remains of the British empire. While English,

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29 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Queen (2006)

When acting the part of a living icon, the aim is to achieve "likeness" rather than the "like", to interpret rather than replicate.

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10 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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9 Nov 2006 // 6:42 PM

Helen Mirren’s final bow goes out with a bang

Helen Mirren is finally burying Detective Superintendent Jane Tennison. But the irascible Scotland Yard detective of PBS’ “Prime Suspect,” as gifted as she is damaged,

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4 Oct 2006 // 3:04 AM

The Queen (2006)

The several shots of Elizabeth II driving her SUV over bumpy roadways are quite the highlight in The Queen.

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20 Jul 2006 // 11:00 PM

Shadowboxer (2005)

While their profession is both odious and familiar, Mikey and Rose's sexual relationship is less commonplace.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

For all its possibilities -- and its crazily pleasant animations --the movie takes a more or less conventional narrative shape.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Ford Prefect (Mos Def) wanders into the film of Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a little late, and in no hurry.

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29 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Clearing (2004)

The kidnapping sets in motion a thriller that doubles as a character study, delving into Wayne and Eileen's strained marriage.

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13 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Raising Helen (2004)

'Raising Helen's a happy, peppy picture, with Kate Hudson and her legs,' says Garry Marshall.

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2 Jul 2004 // 12:00 AM

The Clearing (2004)

As wealthy, world-weary Pittsburgh businessman Wayne Hayes, Robert Redford is typically low-key.

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28 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Raising Helen (2004)

Helen's initial efforts to maintain her previous life are as glib as her inheritance of the children.

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