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'American Hustle' Is The Best Film Of 2013

12/19/2013 8:27am EST
American Hustle
From the first second of the first scene, this film had me hooked.  I knew I was in for an incredible ride, and that’s exactly what ‘American Hustle’, directed by David O. Russell (‘Silver Linings Playbook’) is… one fantastic cinematic ride.

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The film, which opens with the disclaimer, ‘Some of this actually happened, takes place in the late 70’s and 80’s and is loos...

'Gangster Squad' Trailer Has Ryan Gosling And Tommy Guns - What Else Do You Need?

5/10/2012 4:03pm EDT
Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad
The latest trailer for Gangster Squad has hit the Internet, and with it come a lot of bullets and snazzy suits. The film follows a group of L.A. cops that drop their badges and hunt Mafiosos that come in from the East Coast.

Based on a true story, Brooklyn born Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) heads to L.A. to become the drug and prostitution kingpin. After buying his way out of lawful troubles, the police department creates a secret group of officers. They work without rules, red tape, or badges - and the department will refuse they exist.

The trailer features plenty of action and sexy-times w...

Blu-ray Review: 'Tower Heist'

2/22/2012 12:10pm EST
Tower Heist photo
Is legendary funnyman Eddie Murphy still, well, funny? We’re gonna answer that one with a review of his latest outing that teams the comedian with a wry Ben Stiller in "Tower Heist," out Feb. 21 from Universal Home Video. Check out the stolen goods below!

Title: "Tower Heist"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick

Director: Brett Ratner

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: While not one of Eddie Murphy’s most amazing outings, "Tower Heist" is by far his bes...

Bijou Phillips And Danny Masterson Tie The Knot

10/19/2011 8:02am EDT
Bijou Phillips
Actor Danny Masterson and his long-term girlfriend, actress Bijou Phillips, have wed in Ireland.

The stars, who appeared together in movies including Made for Each Other and The Bridge to Nowhere, married at a private castle in the Tipperary countryside on Tuesday, in honor of Masterson's Irish heritage.

Phillips wore a Zac Posen bridal gown as she walked down the aisle in front of close family and friends, including actors Ben Foster, Mike Pena and Ethan Suplee, their representative confirms to

Masterson's actor brother Chris served as best man.

The pair, been dating fo...

Blu-ray Review: 'Everything Must Go'

9/9/2011 2:12pm EDT
Everything must go photo
Ready to dive head first into a life that’s probably worse then yours? Then head on over to the life yard sale on the front lawn of one Will Ferrell where whether he wants it or not, "Everything Must Go." (On Blu-ray Sept. 6 from Lionsgate!) Check out the base price skinny below!

Title: "Everything Must Go"

Grade: 4

Cast: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Michael Pena

Director: Dan Rush

Rating: R

Runtime: 97 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate


The Flick: Is it just me or does the drama of Will Farrell just keep getting better and better?...

Jake Gyllenhaal Goes Bald For New Movie 'End Of Watch' (Photos)

8/2/2011 11:30am EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
We spotted a bald Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena filming a scene for their new movie "End of Watch" in Los Angeles yesterday. The actors were in South Central Los Angeles filming near a burned down van.

The film is about the long-term friendship and partnership between two cops.

Jake has several films in production, including "Nailed" opposite Jessica Biel and "Now You See Me" about two magicians.

We hope he grows his hair back for his upcoming films. What do you think?

Will Ferrell: 'Everything Must Go' Was A New Challenge That I Really Wanted To Try'

5/11/2011 6:00pm EDT
Will Ferrell Everything Must Go
Will Ferrell’s new movie is a bit more dramatic than his usual comedies. In Everything Must Go, he plays a man who comes home to find all his belongings on the front lawn after his wife leaves him. He is also an alcoholic so has a few binges in the movie, and Ferrell plays it straight.

“I’m getting the question, were there moments you were tempted to make them funny,” Ferrell said. “I don’t think you can sit down to read a piece of material like this and start earmarking it with ‘Ah, this would be funny. I should barf on myself here. I know how to spice that up.’”

There are funny moments ...

Review: 'Everything Must Go' 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Go For Will Farrell's Dramady (Video)

5/11/2011 11:29am EDT
Everything Must Go
'Everything Must Go' is based on a short story by Raymond Carver. The film is directed and adapted for the screen by Dan Rush and stars Will Ferrell as Nick Halsey, a man who's definitely on his way down.

Nick is a career salesman who has always been on the top...but not anymore. The film opens with Nick being fired. If that isn't bad enough, Nick arrives home to find that his wife has changed the locks and thrown all his possessions out on the front lawn. What's a guy to do? Well since Nick is an alcoholic, the answer is beer...a lot of beer.

So in between guzzling...

Tribeca Review: Will Ferrell Shows Us He Can Do More Than Comedy In 'Everything Must Go'

4/28/2011 11:15am EDT
Everything Must Go
A few years ago, funnyman extraordinaire Will Ferrell gave us Stranger Than Fiction, a serious movie that just happened to be funny. This time he teams up with writer/director Dan Rush for Everything Must Go, a funny movie that just happens to be serious. Ferrell plays Nick Porter, an excellent salesman who gets fired from his cushy job because of a little drinking problem. Well, a big drinking problem. He arrives home to find that his luck hasn’t changed—his wife has changed the locks on the doors to the house, and to boot she puts all of his stuff out on the front lawn. (We’re talking all...

Review: 'The Lincoln Lawyer' 'Two Jews On Film' Give Opposing Verdicts For This Legal Thriller (Video)

3/16/2011 10:21am EDT
The Lincoln Lawyer
'The Lincoln Lawyer' is a gripping legal thriller starring Matthew McConaughey. Matthew plays Michael 'Mick' Haller, a slick, charismatic Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Continental sedan.

Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime: defending a rich Beverly Hills playboy Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe) who is accused of attempted murder. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money pay-off swiftly develops into a deadly match b...

Review: 'Battle:LA' 'Two Jews On Film' Thinks This SciFi Flick Misses The Mark Big Time (Video)

3/10/2011 10:53am EST
Battle LA
'Battle: LA' is the story of what happens when the Earth is attacked by aliens. One by one the cities of the world fall until there's only left...Los Angeles...Who would ever have thought that the City of Angels would be the last hope for mankind.

Now it's up to a burnt out, guilt ridden, Marine Staff Sergeant, Nantz (Aaron Eckhart) and his platoon which includes Michelle Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Michael Pena, Ne-Yo to take on the aliens and hopefully wipe them out. Along the way, the Marines have to rescue several civilians hiding out in a Police Station in Venice of all places.


Tim Robbins & Rachel McAdams Star In 'The Lucky Ones,' On DVD Jan. 27

1/23/2009 5:30pm EST
The Lucky Ones
From the director of The Illusionist, The Lucky Ones, starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook) with Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, 2004) and Michael Peña (Crash), is the humorous, yet gripping drama about three soldiers on leave who take an unexpected road trip across the United States. An Official Selection of the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, The Lucky Ones was called "Spellbinding" by Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) and "a sharply observed, smart road movie" (Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News) with "sharp, heartfelt performances" (Philadelphia Inquirer). The DVD contains ...

Interview: Writer, Director Neil Burger Follows Iraq Soldiers on Leave in 'The Lucky Ones'

10/1/2008 10:52am EDT
The Lucky Ones
(HolywoodChicago) – In his short career as a writer and director, Neil Burger has taken on the John F. Kennedy assassination in “Interview with the Assassin” and the mysteries of magic in “The Illusionist,” which starred Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti and Jessica Biel.

With his new film “The Lucky Ones,” Burger tackles the dichotomy between the fighting soldiers in Iraq and a country that can’t equal that sacrifice on the home front during wartime.

Tim Robbins as Cheever in “The Lucky Ones,” which is directed by Neil Burger.

Photo credit: James Bridges

In a recen...

Robert Redford Directs/Stars With Meryl Streep & Tom Cruise in 'Lion For Lambs'

2/22/2007 9:42am EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford's Lions For Lambs will be released in North America on Friday, November 9, 2007, with the remainder of the world to view the release in subsequent months.

Principal photography began on January 29 with Robert Redford directing and starring alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Pena, Andrew Garfield and Peter Berg.

Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the original screenplay and produces alongside Redford, Tracy Falco and Andrew Hauptman.

"Robert Redford has a remarkable ability to tell moving stories and capture the essence of the human experience...

Hispanic Group Honors John Singleton, Wilmer Valderrama & Others

10/2/2006 11:33am EDT
Wilmer Valderrama
Acclaimed film director John Singleton, actor Michael Pena of World Trade Center, Wilmer Valderrama, of Fast Food Nation, and singer/songwriter Fanny Lu will be the featured guests at the Tenth Annual "Noche de Gala" dinner benefiting the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) in Washington, D.C., on October 3.

Film director, producer and screenwriter, John Singleton will receive the NHFA's 2006 Raul Julia Award for Excellence. Named after the late actor and activist, the award is presented each year to the individual or organization whose work most advances the presence of L...