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‘Ticket to Paradise’ Review: Julia Roberts and George Clooney Contemplate a Second Chance at Love in an Old-Fashioned Romcom

Romantic comedies have never gone away, but mainstream examples with A-list stars have been pretty thin on the ground since the glory days of the ’90s and early 2000s, when “Pretty Woman,” “Notting Hill,” “Love Actually” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary” ruled at the box office. Bucking the trend is “Ticket to Paradise,” a glossy piece […]

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Julia Roberts Says Her 20 Year Rom-Com Absence Was Due To Poor Scripts

Actress Julia Roberts has long been considered the queen of romantic comedies starting with “Pretty Woman” and continuing with 1990s hits like “Notting Hill” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” Many have been confused about why Roberts has seemingly avoided the genre entirely over the last two decades and it looks like we got an answer.Roberts […]

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Julia Roberts Turned Down Rom-Coms for 20 Years Because a Good Script ‘Didn’t Exist’

When the Julia Roberts and George Clooney-starring “Ticket to Paradise” opens in theaters later this year, it will mark Roberts’ first time leading a romantic comedy in more than 20 years. The genre made Roberts a global superstar in the 1990s, from her Oscar-nominated performance in “Pretty Women” to rom-com classics “My Best Friend’s Wedding” […]

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The Duke review – Jim Broadbent excels in true tale of ​art-stealing pensioner

Roger Michell’s final feature film brings good-natured, Ealing-style brio to the 1961 theft of Goya’s portrait of the Duke of WellingtonAs with so many of cinema’s most successful practitioners, the South Africa-born British film-maker Roger Michell, who died last September aged 65, was not an “auteur” with a singular distinctive style. On the contrary, he […]

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The Daily Stream: ‘Starstruck’ is ‘Notting Hill’ for the ‘Broad City’ Crowd – And It’s Wonderful

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Series: Starstruck Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Jessie (writer and series creator Rose Matafeo) is your typical millennial who lives in […]

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Universal, Working Title renew first-look deal through 2025

Partnership started with Notting Hill in 1999.Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Working Title have renewed their first-look deal through 2025, creating a relationship that will have lasted more than 25 years.Working Title also has a long relationship with NBCUniversal International Studios covering television.The partners first collaborated on Hugh Grant rom-com Notting Hill in 1999 and […]

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‘The Duke’ Director Roger Michell: Endangered BBC Is ‘Great Rainforest’ of Film Business

Roger Michell, the British director behind Venice competition title “The Duke” and films such as “Notting Hill” and “Venus,” says he feels “great sympathy” for the BBC and its ongoing tensions with the U.K. government.Speaking at a press conference for “The Duke” in Venice, alongside star Jim Broadbent (co-star Helen Mirren did not make the […]

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‘The Witches’ Star Vincent Marzello Dies at 68

Actor Vincent Marzello, best known for his roles in “The Witches,” “Superman” and “The Spy Who Loved Me,” died on Tuesday. He was 68.Marzello’s wife, “Notting Hill” actor Lorelei King, tweeted the news.“The love of my life, my darling husband Vincent Marzello, died this morning,” she wrote. “To those who knew him, I am sorry […]

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Hugh Grant To Reflect On His Career In BBC Documentary ‘Hugh Grant: A Life On Screen’

Hugh Grant, the star of A Very English Scandal and Notting Hill, is to reflect on his career as an actor in a special BBC Two documentary over the Christmas period.Entertainment One-owned production company Whizz Kid Entertainment and BAFTA Productions will make the 60-minute film, Hugh Grant: A Life On Screen, which will include an […]

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