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Bill Nighy Eyeing Total Recall Remake

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Bill Nighy is close to signing on for the remake of 1990's Total Recall, The Hollywood Reporter says. He would take on the role of Quatto, whose counterpart in the original film hosted a parasitic twin that led the mutant resistance...
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Movie News: Travolta Takes Pelham, Underworld 3

John Travolta will claim the Robert Shaw role and lead The Taking of Pelham One Two Three in the Tony Scott-directed remake of the 1974 film. As previously reported, Denzel Washington is making like Matthau.... Also per Variety, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy and Rhona Mitra are onboard for Underworld 3: The Rise of the Lycans, a prequel tracing the origin of the feud between the Death Dealers and their onetime slaves. read more

At the Movies: Who Woos Cruise Next?

Tom Wilkinson, Pirates of the Carribean's Bill Nighy, The Riches' Eddie Izzard and classically trained theater vet Carice Van Houten (as Tom Cruise's love interest) have joined the cast of Bryan Singer's Valkyrie, a fact-based account of German generals' plot to assassinate Hitler during WWII.... Jack Black is a schoolteacher who discovers he has witchlike abilities, then (unwittingly) joins an all-girls coven in Man-Witch.... Wild Hogs director Walt Becker is at work on a sequel to the wildly successful comedy. read more

As the Globes Slowly Spins

I sure hope you didn’t skip 24’s literally explosive Night 2—seriously (as Shonda Rhimes would say), how dark is this new season already?—for the Golden Globes Monday night. All the flowing wine seemed to have loosened and thickened nearly everyone’s tongue, resulting in long speeches that combined with a sluggish pace and an epic number of ads to push the show beyond the 11 pm/ET cutoff time. (You know an awards show is badly time-managed when the seriously big winners are forced to hurry through their speeches.)Anyway, to have had a good time, it looks like you really did have to be there this year. And partake of the bubbly.Imagine the collective yawns and groans across the land when that international bummer Babel (this year’s overly contrived Crash) took home the best drama trophy, handed out by Arnold Schwarzenegger on crutches that could have been a symbol for the whole wobbly though star-studded evening.But enough about movies, with this except... read more

The 2007 Golden Globes: All the Backstage Buzz!

Ugly Betty's America Ferrera and Salma Hayek

It's often said that the Golden Globes is the most fun and relaxed of all award shows, but does that prove especially true backstage, where reporters from around the world question the newly crowned winners? Indeed, unlike the red carpet, the press room is where inquiries can go beyond, "How excited are you?" But how far can the journos go? Read on to find out. 7:50 pm/ET: I have just left the red carpet, and I can't believe they are letting me meander so freely around the hotel. I see Steve Carell and his wife Nancy Walls; Naomi Watts fixing her hair; Michelle Trachtenberg coming in through the back door. It looks like the party is ready to begin. 8:14 pm: A coo read more

He Knew He Was Right March is...

He Knew He Was RightMarch is Women's History Month, folks, and Masterpiece Theatre has given us a present: Besides having that delightfully declarative sentence for a title, He Knew He Was Right is also a big, fat, Victorian middle finger to tyrannical husbands everywhere. (Yes, dearies, we know you're still out there.) Louis Trevelyan is madly in love with his free-spirited, fresh-from-the-Tropics wife, Emily, who pours into his dusty Mayfair manse like a shot of Mandarin Stoli at teatime. Within months, however, he has driven himself to madness with jealous suspicions that Emily's having an affair with her elderly godfather, a swaggering ex-Lothario played to prurient perfection by Bill Nighy. (How fitting that Part 1 opens with a shot o read more

In the opening scene of Love ...

Question: In the opening scene of Love Actually, an aging rock star is singing a song that starts, "I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes; Christmas is all around me.… " Where can I buy that song? I absolutely love it, as well as the guy who played the singer. Who is he, by the way?


Answer: The actor playing rock 'n' roll burnout Billy Mack is 56-year-old Bill Nighy, a versatile English character actor who's been working steadily since the early 1980s. He works constantly, and while I can't claim to have seen everything he's ever done, I can honestly say I've never seen him give a bad performance. The song "Christmas Is All Around" is a reworking of the Troggs' hit "Love Is All Around." You remember that in Love Actually (2003) it's supposed to read more

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