Way back in March 2012 when Emma Watson learned she’d scored the role of
Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the Superman reboot that will open in New Zealand next week, is quite possibly the most feminist action movie of the year. Striking for its absence of naked ladies, it also features a tough Amy Adams performance as Lois Lane and women all over newsrooms and the military, not just in the bedroom.
Emma Watson has never been in a “terrible rush” to be “sexy”, and would rather just wear a sports bra.
Landing a role in the modern Sherlock Holmes series Elementary was a chance to revisit childhood for Aidan Quinn. The Chicago-born actor, who plays Captain Tommy Gregson in the TV series, says he remembers reading Sherlock Holmes stories as a youngster
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (M) (102 min) Directed by Stephen Chbosky Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller American teen comedy/dramas set around an intelligent misfit’s first year in high school were once a very common genre. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, based on the cult novel, and written and directed by the novel’s author, is a very informed throwback to those times.
While Hobbit actor Martin Freeman is earning millions, his long-time partner Amanda Abbington has declared herself bankrupt.
One day last week bustling little Sociology Professor Ernest Watson Burgess adjusted his spectacles and began to read a long, technical paper to his class at the University of Chicago.
Not very long after James Watson finished his Nobel Prizewinning work on the structure of DNA in 1953, he started firing off some eyebrow-raising comments about his fellow man: that fat people don’t get hired because they lack ambition; how sunlight is the source of the “Latin lover” libido; what he found distasteful in the appearance of his female research collaborator, Rosalind Franklin. But as the great geneticist slunk back to the U.S.
On October 26, a court in the Netherlands will decide whether 13-year-old Laura Dekker is allowed to fulfill her dream of sailing around the world — solo.
Padraig Harrington may have missed out on the British Open title but the mischievous Irishman showed how much the Claret Jug means to him by stealing the trophy from current holder Stewart Cink.