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'About Time' Trailer: Rachel McAdams Finds a New Time Traveler to Love

It's an age old question, debated by sages and philosophers for centuries: What would happen if you put "Harry Potter" stars Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson together in a time travel caper? And now, thanks to The Telegraph, we finally know the answer: You'd get the first trailer for the new indie rom-com "About Time."

You would also get solid confirmation of Rachel McAdams' time travel fetish. Get More »

Did You Know Bill Nighy's in Everything You Like?

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Back in the 1980s, Harrison Ford became an international superstar by headlining two of the biggest franchises of all time, "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones." And in the '90s, it was Samuel L. Jackson who became a ubiquitous presence in just about every major blockbuster, from "Pulp Fiction" to "Die Hard with a Vengeance." So which of today's stars can boast a similar resume?

Would you believe Bill Nighy? Get More »

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Our 5 Favorite Old British Folks in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

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It's no secret that we're fond of old British people here, whether it's the red-hot "Red" star Helen Mirren or the icy-cool brilliant Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." But the upcoming piece of summer counter-programming known as "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is an absolute Anglophile's delight.

Based on the 2004 novel "These Foolish Things" by Deborah Moggach, the film revolves around a group of retirees attracted to the newly refurbished Marigold Hotel in India. When they arrive, things are not as idyllic as they imagined.

Already a major hit overseas, "Marigold" has an all-star cast led by Dame Judi Dench, who reteams with director John Madden after he helped earn her Oscar gold with "Shakespeare In Love." But she's going to have to wait in line with four other amazing Brits for her senior citizen discount. Get More »

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The Idiot's Guide to 'Underworld'

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Long before "Twilight," there was one vampire vs. werewolf franchise that stood above all others: "Underworld."

Launched by Len Wiseman -- a former music video director and protégé of Roland Emmerich who would go on to helm the fourth "Die Hard" and the "Total Recall" remake -- these action-horror hybrids take a few cues from the "Blade" and "Matrix" films to create their own unique blend of B-movie bliss.

On the eve of the fourth film, "Underworld: Awakening," we're giving you a quick primer on all the things that go bump in the blue-tinted night and look sexy doing it. Of course, it goes without saying that this guide will feature SPOILERS galore, so consider yourself duly warned. Get More »

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My Favorite Movie: Bill Nighy

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"It's tough, but I do really, really, really like 'Punch-Drunk Love' by Paul Thomas Anderson. It went straight in at #1, it's everything I like. It's romantic in the extreme, but in a messed up, tolerable way. I have nothing against romanticism, I'm all for it, helpless in the face of romance, but it's funny, REALLY funny. The two central performances by Adam Sandler and Emily Watson are marvelous.

"I made a film shortly afterwards called 'The Girl in the Café' and I wrote 'Adam Sandler' inside the front of the script so I wouldn't forget, because I wanted it to be a kind of undercover comedy performance. I wanted it to be buried and disguised.

Billy Nighy can be heard in this week's animated holiday treat "Arthur Christmas."

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Trailer For 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Features Old People Being Awesome


Old people kick ass.

Okay, not all the time and maybe not most of the time, but some of the time they do, especially if they happen to be British actors. Actors like, say, "Harry Potter"'s Maggie Smith or "Pirates of the Carribean"'s Bill Nighy or "Casino Royale"'s Judi Dench or "The Debt"'s Tom Wilkinson. All old. All kicking ass.

And now all starring together in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Will you still be putting out trailers this cool when you're 70? Get More »

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'Page Eight' Trailer: Scrimgeour vs. Voldemort, Round Two


In the "Harry Potter" films, Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour (Bill Nighy) attempted to fight back against the menace of the deadly Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) with the help (kinda sorta) of Professor Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) -- and failed.

Looks like he's about to get a second chance.

Yes, the first trailer for the new espionage thriller "Page Eight" has just hit the internet -- and considering it stars Nighy and Gambon apparently working in concert against Fiennes, well, let's just say this might have more of an audience than your usual festival flick. Get More »

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Eleanor Tomlinson Set To Be Rescued by 'Jack the Giant Killer'

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Every good fairy tale needs its princess, and Deadline reports that the epic summer tentpole "Jack the Giant Killer" has found its own: newcomer Eleanor Tomlinson.

Director Bryan Singer has been laying low since his "Superman Returns" garnered mediocre reviews and performed so-so at the back office, but now his latest "Jack the Giant Killer," is finally picking up steam with the addition of the young Tomlinson.

The actress' previous work includes a bit part in "Alice in Wonderland," the "Doctor Who" spin-off "Sarah Jane Adventures," and playing the young version of Jessica Biel in "The Illusionist," but "Jack" is her most prominent role to date. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Kelly Macdonald To Lend Her Big, Beautiful Eyes To Final ‘Harry Potter’

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Oh Kelly Macdonald, you're so pretty.

The adorable Scottish lass first caught our eye in "Trainspotting," then with memorable supporting parts in bigger films like "Gosford Park" and "No Country For Old Men." We really, truly fell in love with her, though, in her Emmy-winning turn in the 2005 BBC TV movie "The Girl in the Café."

With her sweet, mousy voice she brilliantly juggled didactic monologues about world poverty with zingy lines such as, "If you don't let me sleep on the couch, I'll ring hotel security and accuse you of a sex crime." Sigh.

Now Vanity Fair reports Macdonald will be reuniting with "Café" director David Yates and co-star Bill Nighy (a.k.a. Rufus Scrimgeour) in part 2 of series finale "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vanity Fair

McAvoy, Laurie and 'Potter' Alum Join 'Arthur Christmas' Voice Cast

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Next holiday season, all the secrets behind Santa's operation will be revealed. 

Sony Pictures Animation is preparing to show us what really goes on at the North Pole with the 3-D animated fantasy adventure, "Arthur Christmas." Get More »

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