Apr 17
2021

On Tuesday, a new trailer dropped for F9, the next installment, which arrives in theaters on June 25 – most probably. We actually got our first look at F9 well over a year ago, when the first trailer dropped at the end of January 2020. Family has been a central theme to the F&F movies, and that continues here. Dominic Toretto (played by Vin Diesel) and the gang have to confront his younger brother Jakob (John Cena), described as “the most skilled assassin and high-performance driver they’ve encountered.” He’s working with criminal mastermind Cipher (Charlize Theron), who sports a much more flattering haircut than in Fate of the Furious, the movie where she improbably hacked a bunch of old cars to drive themselves. Based on this second trailer, the plot for F9 appears to involve magnets, and at one point Tej Parker (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) don makeshift pressure suits and take to the skies in what might be a DeLorean with rocket boosters strapped to the roof. Helen Mirren returns in her third appearance in the F&F franchise. New posters and screencaptures from the trailer have been added to the photo gallery.

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Apr 05
2021

Helen Mirren has been among the pre-taped presenters at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was featured in a series of brief interview clips throughout the show and presented the pivotal Outstanding Cast category to “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. Screencaptures and a portraits session have been added to the photo gallery. The segment of her presentation can be found in the video archive.

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Dec 19
2020

The Curt Bergfors Food Planet Prize was established to find, recognize, and support initiatives and projects that can help us shift to resilient food systems and achieve food security already within this decade. This inaugural year, we received 650+ nominations, illustrating a diverse global community devoted to re-imagining food in all its complexity. Reshaping the food system requires an abundance of ingenious ideas and a broad range of approaches and solutions, some of them disruptive enough to radically cut through value chains and confront current perceptions of what food can be – and how it can be sourced. The challenge is global, this is why the solutions must have the potential to scale, preferably globally. To make it happen requires political will, ample funding, and consumers taking responsibility. It requires insight, and it will take courage. The prizewinners – and finalists – represent some of the many areas we need to explore to save the Food Planet. Responding to the ever-louder emergency calls from both People and Planet, the Curt Bergfors Foundation is doubling its stake in the rescue mission. This year, we’re awarding four – instead of two – US $1 Million prizes. At the recommendation of the Food Planet Prize Jury, one of the Prizes will be shared as the two recipients already collaborate on a key area: alternative sourcing of food and feed.

Oct 29
2020

Sarah Cooper’s new comedy special on Netflix includes a skit in which she and Helen Mirren parody Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood tape. In 2016, an Access Hollywood outtake from 2005 resurfaced, in which the future president boasted about his ability to sexually harass and assault women, saying: “Grab them by the p***y.” The show’s co-host Billy Bush could be heard laughing along. In the new Netflix special, Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine, Cooper offers an “exclusive look” at Trump and Bush’s conversation. The skit sees Cooper lip-sync the role of Trump, while Bush is played by Mirren. In a review for Vanity Fair, Yohana Desta said Mirren “gamely embodies the weaselly Bush, egging Trump on”. The LA Times’s Robert Lloyd, meanwhile, called the re-enactment “somehow even more disturbing than the real thing”. Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine is out now on Netflix. (article courtesy The Independent).


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Oct 03
2020

The only thing better than finding a really great old television appearance you’ve been looking for is finding one that you didn’t even know existed. The Dick Cavett archive has posted a clip this week of Helen’s appearance on the show in 1995. It was a banner year in Helen’s career, having just appeared in the fourth cycle of “Prime Suspect”, being an Academy Award nominee for “The Madness of King George” and about to make her Broadway debut in “A Month in the Country”. In the clip above, they talk about all of the mentioned projects and lots more. The appearance has been added to the video archive with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery. Enjoy.

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