14 posts tagged with HelenaBonhamCarter.
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Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Children are lured into a secretive factory worked by slaves. They come to horrible ends at the hands of the factory's unbalanced and mercurial owner. [more inside]
Movie: Planet of the Apes
After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade (Tim Roth). Tim Burton directed this early-aughts attempt at a reboot. [more inside]
Movie: Howards End
A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film revolves around the bookish and idealistic Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with the wealthy, conservative industrialist Henry Wilcox, his wife Ruth, their three grown children, and the downwardly mobile working-class Leonard Bast and his mistress Jackie. [more inside]
Movie: Enola Holmes
When Enola Holmes-Sherlock's teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord. [more inside]
The Crown: Cri de Coeur Season 3, Ep 10
As her marriage falls apart, Princess Margaret finds solace in the arms of a much younger landscape gardener. The Queen and the nation celebrate Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee. (Season finale)
The Crown: Bubbikins Season 3, Ep 4
Left without a home by a political coup in Athens, Philip's eccentric mother, Princess Alice of Greece, is invited to live in Buckingham Palace by the Queen. [more inside]
The Crown: Aberfan Season 3, Ep 3
A horrible disaster in the Welsh town of Aberfan leaves scores of children dead, but when the Queen takes a week to decide to visit the town to offer solace to its people, she must confront her reasons for postponing the trip.
The Crown: Margaretology Season 3, Ep 2
While Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon visit the USA, the queen, at the bidding of Harold Wilson, asks them to make a side trip to Washington, D.C. to ask President Johnson for financial assistance for the United Kingdom.
The Crown: Olding Season 3, Ep 1
The royal family mourns the passing of Winston Churchill. The United Kingdom ushers in a new prime minister, the Labour Party's Harold Wilson, whom Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth hear might be a Soviet spy.
Movie: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
From the director of Amélie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the title character is a 10-year-old boy from Montana whose mother (Helena Bonham-Carter) is fascinated with insects and whose father (Callum Keith Rennie) is a cowboy. T.S. Spivet's experiments with trying to invent a perpetual motion machine result in a call from the Smithsonian Institute. [more inside]
The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. [more inside]
Movie: Corpse Bride
When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. [more inside]
Movie: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest. [more inside]
Movie: The King's Speech
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. [more inside]