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Review: James Wan Continues Good And Bad Streak With 'Insidious: Chapter 2'

September 13th, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Insidious 2
What’s really uncanny about James Wan as a director is how consistent he is creating films with both good and bad moments.  With the exception of the horrible misfire "Death Sentence," virtually every Wan film for me contains some real bits of genius alongside some daft story turns that give pause.  It’s no clearer than in his latest horror opus "Insidious Chapter 2," a meaningful and at the same time inane follow up to his much more even-toned first film.  Can sincere and stupid exist in the same movie – it can if you’re James Wan.

For those who remember from the first film (and those who...
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Katherine Heigl Heads To 'North Of Hell'

March 27th, 2013 10:39am EDT
Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl will star in dark comedy North of Hell.

The Knocked Up actress is due to play Patrick Wilson's obsessive wife who controls every aspect of his life in Darko Entertainment's new film, Deadline.com reports.

Wilson will portray Don Champage, a successful business tycoon who appears to have it all, but lives in fear of his manipulative wife. Skateland's Anthony Burns is on board to direct and is also writing the script based on a story by Carlo Allen, Ted Elrick and Tom Lavagnino.

'North of Hell' will be produced by Burns, A.J. Buckley, Jeff Culotta and Sean McKittrick, with ...
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Check Out 'Young Adult' On DVD & Blu-ray March 13

March 10th, 2012 7:00am EST
Young Adult
In "Young Adult," divorced young adult fiction author Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) returns to her small Minnesota hometown to win back her high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson), now a happily-married father.

She winds up forging an unexpected bond with another former schoolmate (Patton Oswalt) who's had a particularly difficult life.

"Juno" collaborators Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody re-team for the Paramount Pictures production.

Fun fact: The dog Hummer from the film was nominated for a Golden Collar Award, and Quentin Tarantino listed the movie as one of his favorites of...
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Patrick Wilson Recruits Brothers To Form Van Halen Cover Band

February 23rd, 2012 8:46am EST
Patrick Wilson
Actor Patrick Wilson has teamed up with his brothers to form a Van Halen tribute band.

The Watchmen star is such a big fan of the rock group, he recruited his musically-inclined siblings to take up guitar so they could perform at fundraisers and parties as Van Wilson.

He tells People magazine, "It's always been this hilarious passion."

And Wilson's two children with actress wife Dagmara Dominczyk love his new gig.

He adds, "I tell my wife, 'You don't have to stay the whole time.' At the end of the night, she's still there! And my sons like seeing Daddy, Uncle Paul and Uncle Mark act...
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Charlize Theron Shows Off Her Sexy Shoulders At L.A. 'Young Adult' Premiere

December 16th, 2011 11:00am EST
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron attended the "Young Adult" Los Angeles premiere yesterday in a black and white asymmetrical
dress. The slender blonde star looked lovely, particularly when compared to the poster behind her!

Charlize was just nominated for a best actress Golden Globe award for "Young Adult."

The film centers on a woman (Theron) who returns to her small Minnesota hometown to win back her high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson), who is a happily married father. The divorced young adult fiction author forges an unexpected bond with another former schoolmate (Patton Oswalt) who's had a partic...
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Review: 'Young Adult' Is Immature

December 9th, 2011 11:21am EST
Poster
I have a superstition that a studio's confidence in a film can often be determined by length of the movie's Wikipedia page. Young Adult's Wikipedia is about 800 words long if you subtract links and other website jibba jabba. The recent Muppets has about 5000 words. The reason for invoking this completely unscientific ponderment of mine is because I'm a big fan of Director Jason Reitman, so this short wiki, not a week out from the release, was a bit odd to me.

And now I know why. “Young Adult” is shallow and awful, and, ha ha, has all the depth of a young adult novel about vampires. Except ...
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Review: 'Young Adult' 'Two Jews On Film' Applaud Charlize Theron's Tour De Force Performance (Video)

December 7th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Young Adult
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Mavis Gary, (Charlize Theron) 37, has a very pretty face and very pretty hair...except for the bald spot on the back of her head...Seems Mavis has a nasty little habit of pulling out her hair, whenever the mood strikes her.

She also has a high-rise apartment overlooking the Minneapolis skyline and an adorable Pomeranian (are there any other kind) named Dolce.

Mavis is a writer of a once popular series of Young Adult, aka teenage books featuring, a girl named Kendra. The series is coming to an end...that is if Mavis can ever finish the last and ...
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TV Spotlight: Check Out 'A Gifted Man' Tonight

September 23rd, 2011 8:00am EDT
A Gifted Man
In "A Gifted Man" Patrick Wilson plays Michael Holt, a talented surgeon who lives a life of luxury and privilege. Then he starts having visions of his dead ex-wife.

Under the guidance of his ex, Holt winds up taking over the medical clinic she worked at that serves those in need.

Jennifer Ehle, Julie Benz, Liam Aiken, Margo Martindale and Afron Williamson also star. The series kicks off tonight at 8/7 central on CBS. Will you tune in?
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Liv Tyler Liked Being Tied Up & Gagged For New Film

June 24th, 2011 8:35am EDT
Liv Tyler
Liv Tyler spent a day tied to a chair with a ball gag in her mouth filming her new movie - and liked it.

The star insisted on being there for co-star Patrick Wilson, who plays her religious fanatic husband in The Ledge, and enjoyed the experience of just watching the film getting made around her.

She tells WENN, "There was quite a hard day because this whole production was a very small budget and we didn't have many days. The subject matter was quite intense and dense and quite tricky to navigate. That day was hard because we only had a couple of hours to shoot that scene in a hotel room ...
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CBS Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

May 18th, 2011 11:57am EDT
Blue Bloods
CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI and The Good Wife to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup.

The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: "Person Of Interest," a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; "Unforgettable," starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every det...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Source Code,' 'Insidious' & More

March 28th, 2011 9:25am EDT
Source Code
Given the strength of director Zack Snyder’s previous films “300” and “Watchmen,” his first original work “Sucker Punch” is a surprising disappointment. From a visual standpoint the movie is rock solid, with excellent art direction and an intense soundtrack to buttress it.

However Snyder claims that one of the story’s major goals is to comment on the objectification of women, which frankly it fails at in major ways. If you have not done so already, check out further thoughts in my review of “Sucker Punch.”

Arriving in theaters this week are the Jake Gyllenhaal thriller “Source Code,” ...
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Review: 'Morning Glory' Is Cloudy With Hints Of Sunshine

November 11th, 2010 10:45am EST
Morning Glory
Devotion to your work is generally a positive quality, however when that dedication consumes your life, it becomes a negative one because you have difficulty maintaining healthy relationships with others. The frustrating part is that most of the time you do not receive accolades in your career to compensate for the human connection you miss out on for being a workaholic. These are important lessons our protagonist Becky (Rachel McAdams) learns at the outset of “Morning Glory.”

Becky labors as a television morning show producer day after day, living and breathing the news. She can barely...
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Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Agree On 'Barry Munday' (Video)

September 30th, 2010 9:59am EDT
Barry Munday
"Barry Munday" a quirky, very funny, and heartwarming film stars the wonderful Patrick Wilson, (playing against type), Judy Greer, Chloe Sevigny, Colin Hanks, Cybill Shepherd, Jean Smart, Emily Proctor, Missi Pyle and Malcolm McDowell. Barry Munday is a wanna be suburban Don Juan and your typical man-child. He gets viciously attacked in a movie theater one day and wakes up in a hospital bed. He quickly discovers that he's lost something very precious...his testicles. On top of that he finds out he's impregnated a woman (the marvelous Judy Greer) that he can't remember having sex with. S...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Social Network,' 'Let Me In,' & More

September 27th, 2010 9:28am EDT
Let Me In
For those who did not catch “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” you missed a pretty entertaining sequel. If you have not had the chance, check out my review of the film here.

Last week, I attended an early screening “The Social Network” (the movie about Facebook) and I spoke with its stars Armie Hammer and Jesse Eisenberg as well as its writer Aaron Sorkin. Keep an eye out in a day or two for my interviews and for a review. While I can’t officially make a comment on “The Social Network,” according to my agreement with the studio, I can say I plan on attending another screening of it.

I...
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Overlooked Films #1: 'Hard Candy'

June 23rd, 2010 3:58pm EDT
hard candy
When “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” is released on June 30, fans will be introduced to the third director to tackle an adaptation of Stephanie Meyers’ popular series of books. Director David Slade will follow in the steps of Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”) and Chris Weitz (“The Twilight Saga: New Moon”) to interpret the vampire love story that has led to a craze of die hard followers.

However, in Hollywood, Slade needs no introduction. In 2005, his film “Hard Candy” exploded onto the indie film scene, the catalyst being a disturbing screenplay by Brian Nelson and a startlingly strong pe...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The A-Team,' 'The Karate Kid,' & More

June 7th, 2010 9:18am EDT
Karate Kid
Last week’s “Get Him to the Greek” turned out to be much funnier than I expected it would be. Jonah Hill plays a naïve record company intern tasked with watching the wild rock star Aldous Snow, portrayed by Russell Brand. It’s clear right from the beginning that Hill’s character is unable to fathom the mess he has gotten into taking care of Snow, and he quickly gives in to Snow’s party lifestyle.

Most of the film’s humor is based in the awkward interactions between Hill’s Aaron and Brand’s Aldous, with typical lowbrow laughs. However this formula just seems to fit very well for the mov...
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Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.

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Review: A Fan's Reaction to 'Watchmen'

March 5th, 2009 11:09am EST
Watchmen
I grew up in a comic book store, so most of my days after school were spent sitting in a beanbag chair reading graphic novels. It has been a fairly exciting few years for comic fans with the emergence of the mainstream embracing what used to be considered a nerdy habit. With big blockbuster movies like Spider-Man, X-Men, and The Dark Knight taking over the Entertainment industry, it is easier to forgive bad comic movies like Catwoman or Daredevil because at least they're getting these stories out there. At least people are starting to know and love what we've known and loved for decades. Ye...
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My Chemical Romance Debuts New Video For 'Watchmen'; See It Here

February 3rd, 2009 9:46am EST
My Chemical Romance
The music video for My Chemical Romance's "Desolation Row" has finally made its North American debut. The song, a reinterpretation of the Bob Dylan classic, was recorded specifically for the upcoming feature film Watchmen. Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, which contains the song, is due from Warner Sunset/Reprise Records on March 3rd, three days before the film hits theaters nationwide.

The video, which was helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder, transports the viewer into the world of Watchmen in an alternate 1985. My Chemical Romance is performing at a dive bar, reigning as...
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The Best And Worst Of Kate Winslet

December 22nd, 2008 10:18am EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is one of the most respected actresses of modern day, and she is also remarkable in her excellent list of film roles from start to finish. There were very few movies that could even be considered 'bad' on her resume, and even the less successful ones garnered praise for her performance alone. Beautiful, intelligent, picky, and somewhat of an indie film darling, Winslet has a wicked sense of humor to go along with her sweet smile. Just watch her guest appearance on "Extras!" This British spitfire has been nominated for five Oscars with no wins ... yet. We'll have to see what the...
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Susan Minot's Novel 'Evening' Hits The Big Screen June 29

May 20th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Evening
A truly extraordinary cast breathes glorious life into Susan Minot and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham's adaptation of Minot's beloved novel Evening. The film is a timeless, universal, and deeply emotional story about the secrets we share and the defining moments of connection between mothers and daughters, family and friends, and the loves of our lives.

An outstanding cast unites for a drama exploring the romantic past and emotional present of Ann Grant (Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave) and her daughters, Constance (Tony Award winner Natasha Richardson) and Nina (Academ...
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Opening October 6: Little Children

October 3rd, 2006 9:52am EDT
Little Children
The movie is centered on a group of suburbanites, played by Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson, who have an affair, and a creepy child molester who returns from prison to live with his mother, played by Jackie Earle Haley.

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Country Stars, Broadway Actors To Perform for Charity

October 28th, 2005 12:42pm EDT
Trisha Yearwood
On Nov. 12, country music and Broadway superstars are joining together at Madison Square Garden in a cabaret-like setting, performing classic country and Broadway selections. Proceeds will benefit The Actors' Fund of America and The American Red Cross. The show will be co-hosted by country music superstar Lee Ann Womack and Tony Award winner and Broadway leading man, Brian Stokes Mitchell.

The line-up includes country music's Trace Adkins, Glen Campbell, Billy Currington, Raul Malo, Richie McDonald, Jamie O'Neal, Julie Roberts, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood, as well as Broadway'...
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