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The girl from "My So-Called Life" is pregnant. Anyone else feeling really old?
Claire Danes is now most definitely all grown up with news that she's expecting her first child with husband Hugh Dancy, according to People.
The "Romeo + Juliet" star (still not feeling old?) gave something of a vague teaser for her pregnancy last fall when she told the publication that she's open to expanding her immediate family. "There's definitely a chance, no plans yet," she said when asked if a baby could be on the way shortly. "But yeah, that'd be fun." Get More »
If you never thought you could watch a movie about vibrators with your whole family, the fun new period romp "Hysteria" will prove you wrong.
Starring some of Britain's finest (Hugh Dancy, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett) and one Yank (Maggie Gyllenhaal), "Hysteria" is a romantic comedy based on the surprising true story behind how the first mechanical vibrator was invented. If that doesn't intrigue you, then we can't help you. Get More »
Blockbuster season is upon us and with the theater packed to the gills with dystopian futures, rampaging supervillains and alien invaders, it can be pretty hard for smaller films to stand out. But there's one thing that might just do the trick: Making a romcom about the invention of the vibrator.
And we've got a brand new trailer proving that the "Hysteria" has already begun. Get More »
The 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards earlier this week honored some of the year's best independent films at Cipriani Wall Street … and was the place to be to meet the stars.
I made my way to the restaurant shortly after arrivals had ended and the ceremony had begun in hopes that the crowd would have dissipated and I'd be able to catch the celebrities as they left the big event. Unfortunately, I was wrong. After the crowd continued to grow, security put up some barricades, of which I'm actually a fan. Even though they can be over-crowded and make your pictures a little awkward, they create a safer environment for the stars to greet the fans, and that only encourages them to do so. Get More »
"Of all time? I love a wide variety of movies, but 'Bringing Up Baby' is a favorite movie of mine. I have a soft spot for that sort of screwball comedies.
"The performances, the story, everything from beginning to end in that film just fits together. Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant are an incredible pair. The comedy just-- it just works. It's just absolutely perfect. Unfortunately, it's pretty hard to comment on much because it's so perfect."
Hugh Dancy currently stars opposite Elizabeth Olsen in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and will soon be heard as the voice of Marshall Mallow in the animated adventure "Dorothy of Oz."
Plenty of romantic comedies sneak in a snide few jokes about sex toys, like that unfortunate scene in "The Ugly Truth" when Katherine Heigl's panties start buzzing during dinner. But what about how the vibrator was created? Hmmm? Ever wondered about that?
Well, if you haven't, it's time you started. This trailer for the Victorian romantic comedy "Hysteria" takes a rather breezy look at the so-called condition ladies suffered from and the rather unique ways doctors treated it. Specifically, with their hands. And eventually, with a crazy new machine that had the high-society ladies lining up around the block for their turn, or so "Hysteria" would have us believe.
When a fresh-faced doctor, played by Hugh Dancy, takes on a job with an older doctor who specializes in pleasuring, uh, "relieving" women, he has to learn a whole heckuva lot. "Not enough hands to do the work," quips his employer (Jonathan Pryce). Luckily, the good doc and his buddy (Rupert Everett) come up with a special doodad that make things happen a lot faster for their patients and give their carpal tunnel syndrome a break.
Of course, what would a comedy about the invention of the vibrator be without a little romance? Well, Maggie Gyllenhaal plays the rebellious daughter of the older doctor. She is, apparently, a prime candidate for the treatment since she's outspoken and punches someone at a fancy ball. Can Dancy's young doctor make her feel fancy?
Take a look at the trailer, and let us know what you think. "Hysteria" will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September.