Stories about Helen Mirren

Can Hobbs and Shaw live up to Fast and Furious’ hype?

The first Fast and Furious film had a bunch of street racers ripping off trucks carrying expensive televisions while the last Fast and Furious offering saw our heroes being chased by a submarine. Hence, it is sufficient to say that the franchise has gone nuclear since its debut. Their box office collection is a testament to the worldwide appeal of this action-fuelled franchise. Furious 7 and Fate of the Furious are the highest grossing movies of the franchise. What made these two instalments stand out amongst the rest was the fact that these movies had Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs come face-to-face ...

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Can Disney live up to its own fantasy standards with ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’?

Over the decades, Disney has mastered the art of recycling popular stories and fairy tales and turning them into either animated or live-action cinematic adventures that charm audiences while also dominating the box office. After all, some of their highest grossing ventures, such as Frozen (2013) and Beauty and the Beast (2017), have been inspired in a similar fashion from existing works. Their latest foray into the fantasy adaptation is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a live-action reimagining of a Christmas classic. Directed by Swedish filmmaker Lasse Hallström, the movie is based on both, ETA Hoffmann’s story The ...

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Will The Fate of the Furious pass the test of loyalty?

The Fast and the Furious franchise has cemented itself deep into the billion dollar club. It’s last iteration (Furious 7) grossed well over a billion dollars just 17 days after its release. The franchise’s latest installment is set to make it as big as its predecessor. The Fate of the Furious (Fast 8) is hitting the theatres on April 14, 2017. From the trailer, we can note that this movie is going be more ambitious than the previous ones. It’s jam-packed with action, deaths, and logic-defying car stunts that make the viewers believe it will turn out to be a great movie. Charlize Theron and Vin Diesel ...

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I was 32 when I met the love of my life. She was 92

I remember the first time we met. I listened to the wheels of her walker rolling down the old carpet of her 1970s redwood bungalow and, moments later, rounding the corner was a spiffy 92-year-old woman who stood up straight, scanned the room like a curious little bunny rabbit, and settled on the new guy, “And you must be Gregor.” She said it with the most delightfully lilting Viennese accent I had ever heard. It was love at first sentence, something I never thought existed. I was 32 at the time, and an actor. A friend convinced me to interview for a ...

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