Love Actually: Watching the Film for the First Time

Last night I watched Love Actually for the first time. I’ve had it on DVD since forever — I bought pre-owned from the EB Games store I managed back in 2005; I still had the price stickers with the date we took it back in trade inside the case — and I’ve never watched it.Continue reading “Love Actually: Watching the Film for the First Time”

On Emma Thompson and House

Emma Thompson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, flanked by Nanny McPhee costar Maggie Gyllenhaal and Cambridge classmate and House star Hugh Laurie. Seeing Thompson and Laurie together reminds me, besides Peter’s Friends (which I’ve not seen in far too long), of a House story I would love to see.Continue reading “On Emma Thompson and House”

On Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing

Steve Mollmann wrote in the comments, ” I figured out who Robert Sean Leonard [was]. He’s the guy who ruined Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing. OK, so it was Keanu Reeves who ruined it. But Leonard didn’t exactly help.” Ah, Branagh’s Much Ado. Visit Target and you’ll probably see the DVD cheap. Five orContinue reading “On Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing”