Q&A

Q: Is "Doc Martin" coming back for another season?

You'll have to wait a little longer still, but your patience will eventually be repaid -- Season 10 of "Doc Martin" is in the works. Fans have been pretty tense since the end of the most recent season, and that's not a familiar feeling for them. Most fans and critics argue that the appeal of "Doc Martin" is that it's basically televised comfort...

Q: Did "Shaun of the Dead" have to get any special permission to use the title, since it is very clearly a play on "Dawn of the Dead"?

It looks like the producers of the modern-classic, groundbreaking zombie comedy did not run it past anyone first. It's likely they figured the movie fell under the fair-use exemption in U.K. copyright law. Fair use is a concept that exists in many countries -- it's basically a list of reasons that copyrighted material can be used without permis...

Q: Did Joely Richardson take the role in "Return to Me" because of her sister?

In a dark and eerie coincidence, no, the film actually came first. In the 2000 romance "Return to Me," Joely Richardson plays a young woman who dies of head trauma after a car accident. Her heart is donated to another young woman in need of a transplant, which kicks off the film's story -- Richardson's character's husband unknowingly falls in l...