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Behind the scenes of the Red Nose Day Love Actually ‘sequel’ short

British charity Comic Relief is getting the Love Actually band back together for a short film that will revisit the characters from Richard Curtis’ 2003 romantic comedy and see what they’re up to in 2017. The short, Red Nose Day Actually, is being made in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day fundraiser, which airs March 24 on BBC One.

The cast members returning include Hugh GrantKeira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Andrew Lincoln, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Martine McCutcheonOlivia Olson and Rowan Atkinson.

Obviously times for many people have got harder, and people are nervous and fearful. And it’s not just in politics that things are tough. Usain Bolt has run his last Olympics, the Harry Potter films are finished, Piers Morgan's still alive. But, let’s look at the other side of the coin. Metallica’s new album is an absolute cracker. And on a deeper level, I’m optimistic. Wherever you see tragedy, you see bravery too. Wherever you see ordinary people, you see extraordinary ordinary people come to their aid. Today’s Red Nose Day and people are giving their hard-earned cash to people who they’ll never meet, but whose pain and fear they feel and want to fight. So, it’s not just romantic love which is all around. Most people still everyday, everywhere, have enough love in their heart to help human beings in trouble. Goods going to win. I’m actually sure of it.
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Prime Minister Hugh Grant being extremely on point given the events of this week

“Wherever you see tragedy, you see bravery too.”

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“Madame Vastra in Doctor Who could be considered a female equivalent of Sherlock.” - Mark Gatiss, Women of Sherlock at the Radio Times Festival (x).  

This scene from The Snowmen (Dec. 2012) written by Steven Moffat - thank you moriartys-minion (x) for suggesting!  See also scenes from Sherlock and Deep Breath.

theguardian.com
Maurice at 30: the gay period drama the world wasn’t ready for
‘...we’ve been thrown a curveball. Maurice, undervalued in 1987 and underseen today, is getting the digital makeover, hitting cinema screens in time for its 30th anniversary. It’s a surprise, but a welcome one.’
By Guy Lodge

‘…It’s a film that exquisitely queers the stiff-upper-lip emotions so central to the Merchant Ivory oeuvre. … few films have expressed quite so sweetly and nakedly the challenges of simply being a gay man…’

Sweet and naked indeed. ;-)

More great coverage for Maurice’s 4K restoration and US cinema re-release (starting tonight at the newly restored Quad Cinema, NYC: release schedule here).

I needn’t add that there’s plenty to take issue with in Lodge’s piece – from the headline claim, to ‘a tame entry it may be in the LGBT canon’ – but people in the Guardian’s comments thread have already done some of that good work

In particular, the background to Maurice’s ‘undervaluing’ in 1987 is more complex than anyone will glean from Lodge’s explanations. We’ll be hearing more on that subject in the discourse to come – including from Jim Ivory himself. But it’s genuinely nice to see the Guardian making 30th-anniversary amends for its own role in reducing Maurice’s chances of ‘reaching the audience it deserves’. In July 1987, they hired top critic Richard Roud to throw cold water over Maurice before it had even premiered.

Band of Brothers Headcanons

This something for Thirsty Thursday ;))

                    Hickey Headcanons

Richard Winters- He only leaves one at a time and makes sure you can cover it up my lord.

Lewis Nixon- Intertwines his fingers with yours and pins you up against the wall and leaves like 5 dark hickeys.

Carwood Lipton- He leaves them down your chest, right between your collarbones. That a way it’s easy for you to cover up but he can spot them when you’re switching in and out of uniform.

Denver “Bull” Randleman- He starts really soft and gentle and then he gets rougher and so much more passionate (not enough to hurt you).

Joe Toye- Drags his tongue all over your neck, his teeth will find old marks and he will leave like 20 on your neck I kid you not.

George Luz- He does it just to make you laugh and then a moan slips out and all hell breaks loose. He continues and continues until you’re a mess for him and he makes sure he has some so you can ‘match’ as he says.

Eugene Roe- He will literally leave a hickey in the shape of a heart don’t fight me on this.

Joseph Liebgott- Makes sure people can see them and he smirks, “yeah thaTS ALL MINE”. He takes his time, makes sure to make you whine.

Lynn “Buck” Compton- Will do it in the shape of a L so evERYONE KNOWS and they’re all like ‘ooookaY I see you Buck I see you, hold it down”.

Donald Malarkey- Very very faint little marks. He doesn’t want to get you into trouble but makes sure he can still tell their still there.

Warren “Skip” Muck- He’s so playful it starts off very jokingly and then he actually ends up leaving a few hickeys around your collarbone and you’re both like “oops lmao”

William “Bill” Guarnere- “I can do this duh pft” but he’s so nervous and ends up leaving small marks littered all around your neck in a mess.

Darrell “Shifty” Powers- He will literally ASK if he can give you hickeys like just to e sure and he does it closer to the back of your neck so you can hide it if you need to.

Frank Perconte- Does not give a shit, he leaves huge hickey marks like diagonally across your neck. You were gonna cover them up?? haha you can try.

Ronald Speirs- He leaves them on your thighs omg. Ron wants to be sure it’s something intimate just between the two of you. Besides, if the guys knew they would tease him endlessly.

Edward “Babe” Heffron- Leaves small hickeys but their super dark bc he swol and everyone calls him out and he just sits there like a tomato.

Chuck Grant- Will give you hickeys in front of people he wants to make sure everyone knows that you’re his.

Floyd Talbert- He makes a long trail of them down your neck some he spends more time on than others because he likes to create a ‘masterpiece’ that doof.

David Webster- You do it to get his attention and then he starts to get his revenge by doing it back and you’re both having a competition on who can give the other more.

Harry Welsh- A gentleman bean, hickeys aren’t his forte but when he does leave them he makes sure they don’t hurt you. He leaves them in places very hidden because it’s a secret just for the both of you.

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Red Nose Day Actually: The Love Actually Reunion