Tag Archives: Lasse Hallstrom
Nicholas Sparks has built himself a nice little romance empire, and he's about to add yet another leading man to his cause. This time around, it's Josh Duhamel who has landed the lead in the next Sparks adaptation, entitled "Safe Haven."
The story follows a young North Carolina woman who is determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into a relationship with a widowed store owner with kids (Duhamel). Hey, we probably wouldn't be able to resist him either. As she begins to fall in love, however, she struggles with a dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her. No word yet on what that secret actually is, but we bet Duhamel will find a way to make it all better. Get More »
Hey, remember back when Keira Knightley was a big superstar? Once upon a time, you couldn't go to the theater without seeing her face on one poster or another thanks to films like "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Pride and Prejudice." And then she went down the art house rabbit hole and only people who wear berets have seen her since.
Chemistry is something not even the best of actors can fake. Either an on-screen couple has it, or they don't. Lucky for the romantic dramedy "Salmon Fishing in Yemen," stars Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor have it. Their inspired pairing makes this oddball tale entertaining and, best of all, endearing.
In the Lasse Hallstrom ("Chocolat")-directed film, Blunt plays Harriet, representative to a visionary sheik who will spare no expense to bring the sport of salmon fishing to the desert (yeah, you heard that right). McGregor gives a funny turn as Fred, Britain's leading fisheries expert (yes, that's a title), who is enlisted to make the sheik's dreams a reality. Get More »
Welcome to the first trailer for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," a British comedy about journalism, politics, love, and introducing non-native species into ecosystems.
Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt star as a stodgy scientist and U.K. government representative, respectively, who are at odds over a sort of goodwill plan that, as you might guess from the title, involves fly-fishing in Yemen. Specifically, as a goodwill gesture of sorts, the Prime Minister's spokesperson (Kristin Scott Thomas) decides that one Sheikh's desire to enjoy his hobby closer to home would be a great human interest story during a time of turmoil. Get More »
"Absolutely, hands down, number one, my favorite movie of all time is 'My Life As a Dog.'
"It's by Lasse Hallström and it is just -- it will make you cry like crazy. It's about this kid growing up in Scandinavia, but that's not why you cry.
"I saw it after I read Alec Guinness' autobiography which is called 'My Name Escapes Me.' In that book, someone asked him what the best film ever made was, and he said, 'My Life As a Dog.' And I thought, okay, well, if Alec Guinness says the best film ever made is 'My Life As a Dog,' I should probably be seeing that.
"And then I saw it, and I agreed with him, because it's amazing. That's the end of that story." Get More »