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Jimmy Kimmel Takes The Emmy For "Lame" Maggie Smith After She Fails To Appear For The Ninth Time


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Dame Maggie Smith won her fourth Emmy award last night and once again the British actress failed to turn up to collect her trophy. It was the ninth time Smith had been nominated for an award at the annual ceremony and she’s never once made an appearance. But this year host Jimmy Kimmel wasn't going to let her get away with it.

Dame Maggie SmithMaggie Smith has had nine Emmy nominations and four wins, yet she’s never attended a ceremony

During his opening monologue Kimmel called out the ‘Downton Abbey’ actress for her perceived lack of interest in the Emmy awards. “This year there's a new rule,” he began. “For the first time ever, you must be present to win. If we call your name and you're not here to accept, the Emmy goes to the next name on the list. It's called the Maggie Smith rule.”

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Minnie Driver - Keep Memory Alive Rolls Out The Red Carpet For 20th Annual Power Of Love Gala Honoring Tony Bennett - Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Minnie Driver - Keep Memory Alive's 20th Annual Power Of Love Gala held at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016

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Minnie Driver - 2016 ABC Upfront at David Geffen Hall - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 17th May 2016

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Minnie Driver - 2016 ABC Upfront at David Geffen Hall - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 18th May 2016

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Minnie Driver - 2016 ABC Upfront at David Geffen Hall - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 17th May 2016

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Minnie Driver - The Film Is GREAT reception at Fig & Olive - Arrivals at Fig & Olive - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 26th February 2016

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Minnie Driver - Special Screening Of Open Road Films' 'Spotlight' - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd November 2015

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Minnie Driver - Los Angeles screening of Broad Green Pictures' 'I Smile Back' on at the ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Hollywood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 21st October 2015

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Minnie Driver - Minnie Driver goes shopping in Beverly Hills wearing mirrored sunglasses and short white dress - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 27th August 2015

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Minnie Driver - Celebrities at Memorial Day Party hosted by Joel Silver - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th May 2015

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Minnie Driver - Minnie Driver talks on her cellphone as she goes shopping in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 4th May 2015

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NBC's "About A Boy" Isn't Your Average Silly Sitcom, Say Stars


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NBC’s About a Boy is yet to get its official verdict from critics and viewers, but so far, the outlook is good for the new NBC comedy. About a Boy stars David Walton as Will, an irritating 30-something manchild and Benjamin Stockham as Marcus, his 11-year-old new neighbour. When fate (and housing prices) pushes the two together, along with Marcus’ neurotic, controlling mother.

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Ben Stockham stars in this NBC comedy as the aforementioned boy.

"Marcus really needs a dad and a man in his life and, through this sort of twist of fate, it's this ill-equipped 'child,'" Walton said in an on-set interview with USA Today recently.

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Ryan Kavanaugh and Minnie Driver - 71st Annual Golden Globes - Red Carpet Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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A Week In News: Tributes For Lee Thompson Young, Samantha Shannon's Bright Future And One Direction Assert Their Dominance


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The Only Way Is Up: As if it ever needed confirming that One Direction are the biggest pop group in the world, 80,000 fans turned up at the premiere of the boys' new movie This Is Us, directed by a one Mr Morgan Spurlock. Diehard followers had jostled for position up to 48 hours in advance in central London. Check out which of the band is now an engaged man!

Lights Go Down: It was with great regret that we reported the sad news that Friday Night Lights star Lee Thompson Young had died this week, having apparently taken his own life. Tributes are predictably pouring in for the talented young actor, though colleagues are still in shock at such a devastating loss to the acting community. Read the tributes to Lee Thompson Young here.

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Minnie Driver - I Give It a Year Premiere London England United Kingdom Thursday 24th January 2013

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Video - Minnie Driver Pets A Dog Outside Joans On Third


British actress Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, The Phantom of the Opera) pets a dog outside Joans on Third

Barney's Version Review


Very Good
Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, this film traces some 35 years in the life of its central character. More observational than plot-driven, its real strengths lie in performances that vividly draw out everyday emotions.

Barney Panofsky (Giamatti) has had an event-filled life that not many people quite understand. His first marriage to Clara (Lefevre) in 1970s Rome was short, but his second back home in Montreal (to Driver) was even briefer, as he met wife No 3, Miriam (Pike), at the reception. His later years are haunted by a detective (Addy) who's determined to prove that Barney killed his best friend (Speedman) back in the 80s. And then there's his feisty dad (Dustin Hoffman), smart kids (Jake Hoffman and Hopkins) and a too-friendly neighbour (Greenwood).

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Conviction Review


Very Good
An extremely strong true story is told with emotion and skill, but never really rises above the level of a decent TV movie. This is perhaps due to unambitious writing, which never quite gives us an engaging point of view.

After a tough childhood in rural Massachusetts, Betty Anne Waters (Swank) has always been very close to her hot-headed brother Kenny (Rockwell). So when he's arrested for a vicious murder, she refuses to believe that he's guilty. After all of the appeals fail, she enrols in law school as a mature student and, with the help of fellow lawyer Abra (Driver) and evidence expert Barry (Gallagher), seeks to challenge Kenny's conviction with new DNA evidence. But this isn't nearly as simple as it sounds.

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Finding love has never really been a problem for Barney. Having been married once before, he thinks his marriage to 'the second Mrs P' is going to be it, he's finally ready to settle down. After all, you couldn't hope for more when you're marring a beautiful princess with 'a wonderful rack'; however when Barney lays eyes on Miriam, a guest at his wedding, he knows his marriage is a total sham and a huge mistake.

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Minnie Driver Saturday 11th September 2010 The 35th Toronto International Film Festival - 'Conviction' premiere arrival at the Elgin theatre Toronto, Canada

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Uma Thurman - Motherhood Trailer


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Minnie Driver - Minnie Driver with boyfriend Craig Zolezzi Friday 16th October 2009 at Santa Monica Pier California, USA

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Take Review


Good
Minnie Driver's Ana is all stillness and poise, but there is something tentative about the depths of her eyes, the cool, sad look of a person who can see the cloud of tragedy overtake her. She is balanced on the edge of a blade.

In Charles Oliver's terminally bleak Take -- a crime victim's tale about a mother's worst nightmare, the violent murder of her young child in the heat and confusion of a supermarket holdup and her obsession with confronting the murderer -- the smell of desperation pervades the emotion of the film like a third character. In spite of the sadness that befalls Ana over the course of this sorrowful film, Driver maintains Ana as a regal presence in this kingdom of gloom. When Ana objects to her son, Jesse's (Bobby Coleman) grade school principal informing Ana that her son will be shipped out to a special school and is told after her protests, "I am sorry, but you no longer have a choice in the matter," it is almost as if an underling is defying the Virgin Queen.

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Hope Springs Review


Weak
Not to be confused with Hope Floats, the Hope in Hope Springs is a small town, and the springs in question is a noun.

Hope Springs brings us the direct-to-video story of a U.K. artist (Colin Firth), who recently has been dumped by stuffy fiancee Minnie Driver. He jets to the U.S. to seek solace in the town of Hope, promptly finding the much different, free-spirited Heather Graham as his new muse. It's only a matter of time before Minnie's back in the picture... who will he end up with?

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South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut Review


Excellent
I'll say it up front: This is not your classic four-star review. South Park is definitely an acquired taste, but it's one I've picked up, despite the series' lackluster performance over this season.

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut certainly makes up for it, taking the comic adventures of four boys in the "redneck town" of South Park, Colorado to new highs, er, lows, in their feature debut.

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Big Night Review


Excellent
One reality in this world is certain: nice guys finish last. And while the case can be made that Primo and Secondo aren't the nicest guys around, it's pretty clear from the beginning of Big Night that they are doomed to be taken advantage of.

This little gem, a darling of the festival circuit and cause for a huge rebirth in star, co-writer, co-producer, and co-director Stanley Tucci's career, tells the beautiful and touching story of two brothers (Tucci as Secondo, and Wings cab driver Tony Shalhoub as Primo) trying to make it as restaurateurs, straight off the boat from Italy.

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Beautiful Review


Very Good
Few things simultaneously sicken and seduce the feminist spirit in quite as thorough a way as an American beauty pageant. Now an inextricable fixture on our cultural landscape, the pageant defines, glorifies, and objectifies Woman as a prescription for all time. An evening spent watching the Miss America proceedings on TV is like a psychosexual time warp, dragging us back to a kinder, simpler time when the female of the species need not worry itself over difficult issues like voting or wearing shoes. So it was not without a sense of irony that I walked down the cinema for a screening Sally Field's Beautiful.

Irony is the central force of Field's representative pageantry, and in the tradition of Drop Dead Gorgeous, it is no disappointment. But this is also a human story, about women in search of identity and belonging.

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The Governess Review


Good
Minnie Driver nipple alert! Sometimes there's nothing more painful than a forbidden 19th-century romance, filled with chest beating and cries of "This is madness!!" Nonethelss, Sandra Goldbacher ushes in yet another take on The Piano, only without much of the real, underlying emotion. Set in the lonely Scotland manse of a photographic pioneer (Wilkinson), Driver arrives on the scene from London to care for the family's child. Hiding the fact that she's a Jew, she quickly falls for her charge's father. Hair-tearing ensues, thanks to Driver's rebellious influence on the family. A really dull ending disappoints, but the film on a whole isn't unpalatable if you're looking for something a little more contemplative (read: slow).

Princess Mononoke Review


OK
Every once in a while a movie comes along that is downright frustrating. No matter how badly you want to enjoy it, you end up walking out of the theater feeling deprived. Such is the case with Princess Mononoke (aka Mononoke Hime). Packed with an abundance of creativity and an innovative albeit complicated plot, the movie is almost recommendable. To its credit, it succeeds in captivating the viewer for a good hour, the downside is that the film lasts for almost two and a half. And believe me, that downside is a long slow, slipping down ride.

Based upon Japanese folklore, Princess Mononoke is the animated story of the war between the encroachment of civilization and the beast gods of the forest. While the forests are being devastated by the Tatara clan, producers of iron, the Great God of the Forest gives power to the other forest gods to protect their domain against the humans in the form of giant animals. Sound confusing? That's just the beginning.

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Grosse Pointe Blank Review


Good
John Cusack returns to film after a string of disappointments (City Hall, Money For Nothing) with... yet another disappointment! Grosse Pointe Blank is full of possibilities (a great hook, a sharp cast, and a wry cynicism that is shamefully lacking from film these days) but comes up short on all sides. As Martin Blank, Cusack had the chance to portray a hitman coming to terms with his own mortality on the eve of his high school reunion. And while he performs with characteristic charm and sly sarcasm, as do his compatriots (including Joan Cusack, Jeremy Piven, and the object of his affection Minnie Driver), it's the blown opportunities for hit-it-home funniness that really make the whole experience somewhat lackluster. Apart from that, Grosse Pointe Blank is really a poorly made movie on a technical level. Editing, cinematography, and continuity are all just plain bad, and together they give the impression of an amateurish rush job, despite the fact that the film is already dated (taking place in 1996). Let's hope Romy and Michele have more to offer next week....

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High Heels And Low Lifes Review


OK
If you're at all intrigued by the idea of High Heels and Low Lifes, I recommend seeing it as soon as possible, because this little movie will be gone from theaters in two weeks -- at most -- and that means you'll have to wait at least 90 days before it hits video.

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Two crazy girls overhear a crime going down, then decide to turn the tables on the criminals by extorting some cash for themselves. Hilarity ensues! Oh, you have heard it... well this time it's different -- you see, one girl is British and one is American.

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Circle Of Friends Review


Very Good
Circle of Friends is the story of three Irish teenage girls, Eve, Nan, and Benny, and their respective quests for love. In 1957 Dublin and nearby Knockglen, we return to a time before the world lost its innocence, before our uncontrollable obsession with physical beauty took hold, and before we had any idea about how a relationship was supposed to work.

As the story opens, the three characters are entering their freshmen year at a Dublin college. Eve (Geraldine O'Rawe) is an orphan, living with the nuns in a convent. Nan (Saffron Burrows) is a gorgeous and wicked socialite with ulterior motives. And Benny (Minnie Driver) is a Plain Jane heroine, plagued by overbearing parents and a trollish suitor (Cumming), and is still trying to overcome her adolescent awkwardness. Chris O'Donnell plays Jack, "the cutest boy in school" who becomes the eventual point of contention in the story, developing a deep love for Benny, but perpetually confused and torn between those competing for his affections and attempts to control his future.

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Return To Me Review


Good
Let's cut to the chase; the Weekly World News could have given us a better story about a man and a woman united by a heart transplant. It's not for lack of talent, either, that this flick stumbles. If anything, Return to Me hosts almost as overqualified a cast as Brian De Palma's lame duck blockbuster, Mission to Mars. The real problem here seems to be lack of directorial focus. After a career of feature film supporting roles, television walk-ons and cartoon voiceovers, Bonnie Hunt somehow convinced MGM to let her sit in the folding chair. The result is a charming romantic comedy tragically bogged down by the uncomfortable avoidance of its central plot point.

The drama of this film is the elephant in the room that everyone pretends to ignore. Bob Rueland (David Duchovny--The X Files) is a successful Chicago architectural engineer who is emotionally crushed when his gorilla-training wife (a role apparently inspired by real-life Gorilla Foundation president Dr. Penny Patterson), Elizabeth (Joely Richardson--101 Dalmatians), dies in some unspecified accident that we never really see. I guess they thought it might bring us down. Fortunately, Elizabeth filled out her organ donor card, affording local waitress Grace Briggs (Minnie Driver--Good Will Hunting) a second chance to live.

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Princess Mononoke Review


OK

Some foreign films should never be dubbed. Reading an elementary translation in subtitle while hearing the passion and emotion in the inflection of the original voices is often more honest and more engrossing than hearing the same words spoken in English.

This seems to be especially true of "Princess Mononoke," an animated, fairy tale allegory about mankind's exploitation of nature set in feudal Japan and created by anime master Hayao Miyazaki.

Redubbed for American release, this handsome, stirring movie looks and feels spectacular with its incredible watercolors of forest landscapes, its giant and intelligent wild animals and its ancient, epic mythology.

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Beautiful Review


Terrible

"Beautiful" is such a sappy, pandering, overly sincere, paint-by-numbers feel-good movie it's almost a surprise Robin Williams doesn't play its central character, an absurdly determined wannabe beauty queen.

OK, so Robin Williams is far too hairy to pass as a beauty contestant and he isn't even female. But that's never stopped him before.

Instead it's Minnie Driver who swallows her pride for the role of this repellantly shallow and insecure outcast from a broken white-trash home, who takes 15 years to learn a trite Sunday school lesson about how there are more important things in life than being pretty.

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High Heels & Low Lifes Review


Weak

I have two things I need to get off my chest right off the bat about "High Heels and Low Lifes." The first is, I'm dumbfounded that nobody at Hollywood Pictures was bright enough to catch and correct the grammatically erroneous title. Call it a pet peeve, but "Lowlifes" is one word, for cryin' out loud.

The second is, despite the fact that I'm about to rip into this picture for its non-stop, intelligence-insulting assault of idiotic clichés, plot holes, predictability and common sense chasms, "High Heels" has such an infectious, lively spirit that I wish it could have been better.

Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack play ditzy post-feminist pals living in London, who inadvertently overhear the coordination of a overnight bank heist on surveillance equipment belonging to Driver's lousy live-in boyfriend. (He's a wannabe avant-garde artist working on an "urban noise symphony" that includes snippets of intercepted cell phone calls.)

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Ella Enchanted Review


OK

Following in the footsteps of the "Fractured Fairy Tales" cartoons, "The Princess Bride," "Ever After," "Shrek" and "A Knight's Tale" -- but never quite matching any of their wit or novelty -- "Ella Enchanted" is an amusingly self-aware fable of handsome princes, evil kings and one very plucky heroine caught up in a magic spell.

Aiming at the tween-ager crowd that made a hit of "The Princess Diaries," 2001's more modern twist on such girlish daydreams, light-hearted director Tommy O'Haver ("Get Over It," "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss") enlists "Diaries" charming star Anne Hathaway in the title role as a medieval teenager who was hexed at birth with an obedience spell by an irksome but well-meaning fairy (Vivica A. Fox, stuck in a mock-ghetto-fabulous stereotype).

Having grown up quite stubborn yet unable to resist any demand upon her, Ella manages to get through life keeping her curse on the QT until her widowed father brings home a wicked stepmother (Joanna Lumley) and two even worse and obnoxiously over-played step-sisters (Lucy Punch and Jennifer Higham), who quickly and cruelly figure out that they can make Ella their plaything.

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Ideal Husband Review


Good

Showing even more cheek than he did in reinterpreting Shakespeare's "Othello"as an erotic thriller in 1995, screenwriter-director Oliver Parker's second feature film is an audaciouslyre-written -- and in some ways improved -- version of "An Ideal Husband,"Oscar Wilde's drawing room comedy of politics, marriage and blackmail.

A view askew English Lit redeaux that will likely gallpurist, enchant those who don't know the difference, and at least amuseeveryone in between, Parker's perfectly-cast "Ideal Husband"may not be pure Wilde -- the director adds his own subplots and createswhole scenes from events only implied in the play -- but it preserves what'simportant: The playwright's unmistakable insight and always delightfulwit.

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I Give It a Year Movie Review

I Give It a Year Movie Review

Not so much a rom-com as an anti-romance comedy, this brightly amusing British film makes...

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Hunky Dory Movie Review

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Barney's Version Movie Review

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Conviction Movie Review

Conviction Movie Review

An extremely strong true story is told with emotion and skill, but never really rises...

Barney's Version Trailer

Barney's Version Trailer

Finding love has never really been a problem for Barney. Having been married once before,...

Uma Thurman - Motherhood Trailer

Uma Thurman - Motherhood Trailer

Watch the trailer for Motherhood What Does Motherhood Mean to Me? A question all mom's...

Take Movie Review

Take Movie Review

Minnie Driver's Ana is all stillness and poise, but there is something tentative about the...

Ella Enchanted Movie Review

Ella Enchanted Movie Review

Ella Enchanted is a familiar fairytale: a young woman must overcome an extreme set of...

Hope Springs Movie Review

Hope Springs Movie Review

Not to be confused with Hope Floats, the Hope in Hope Springs is a small...

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Movie Review

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut Movie Review

I'll say it up front: This is not your classic four-star review. South Park...

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