Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Judi Dench “M” Character from James Bond: Not So Dead After All


“Philomena” is a lovely movie starring Judi Dench. It couldn’t be more benign. It’s also won audience prizes at a lot of film festivals. Dame Judi is a shoo-in for a Best Actress nomination. But “Philomena” is also being released by The Weinstein Company. So, of course, there’s a controversy. Apparently two uses of the “F” word have resulted in an “R” rating. Rather than remove one of the expletives, Harvey Weinstein has decided to appeal the ruling. He went on CBS This Morning just now. And here’s a video he’s made of stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, with Dame Judi playing her “M” character from the James Bond movie. It’s just like the “controversy” over the title of “The Butler.” Genius!


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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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