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Trailer Talk: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Could Be This Summer's Next Big Blockbuster & More

June 4th, 2012 1:02pm EDT
Prometheus
Arriving in theaters this week are Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi vehicle “Prometheus,” the silly computer animated sequel “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” the coming-of-age comedy “Lola Versus,” the indie time travel comedy “Safety Not Guaranteed,” the period piece drama “Bel Ami,” the family relationship dramedy “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” and Todd Solondz’s drama “Dark Horse.”

Unfortunately my pick from last week, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was plagued by bad acting, lackluster action scenes, and farfetched concepts even for a fairy tale. Not only was it diff...
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Top 10 Body Swap Movies

August 5th, 2011 8:33am EDT
change up
This weekend, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will add their names to the long and distinguished list of actors who have tackled the “body swap” movie. In “The Change-Up,” Bateman and Reynolds play friends with drastically different lifestyles: Bateman is the devoted husband and father, Reynolds is the philandering playboy. After a night of drinking, the two wake up in each other’s bodies, something neither of them really wanted.

Body swap movies have been around for a long time and are usually quite entertaining, if formulaic and predictable. Here’s our list of the Top Ten Body Swap Movi...
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David Schwimmer Refuses To Change Contentious 'Trust' Scenes

December 21st, 2010 1:19pm EST
David Schwimmer
David Schwimmer is refusing to alter his controversial new film Trust even if he loses his fight to secure the movie a lower age rating, insisting regulators need to update their "old" system.

The Friends star steps behind the camera to direct Clive Owen and Catherine Keener in the harrowing film about a teenager lured to a motel for sex by an online predator old enough to be her father. The swearing and adult themes landed the movie a restrictive R-rating in America, meaning viewers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Schwimmer and his team are fighting for a lower age...
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David Schwimmer Left Unsettled After Sex Predator Research

September 14th, 2010 8:18pm EDT
David Schwimmer
Former "Friends" star David Schwimmer was stunned to find many sex predators are family men while researching his creepy new movie "Trust."

The actor directs Clive Owen and Catherine Keener in the harrowing film about a teenager lured to a motel for sex by an online predator old enough to be her father, and he trawled through FBI records to learn more about the sick minds he was dealing with.

But he didn't expect to find fathers and husbands in among the sickos prowling for sex with minors in cyberspace.

Schwimmer, who is a longtime activist with the Rape Foundation in Santa Monica, Cali...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Please Give,' 'A Nightmare on Elm Street,' & More

April 26th, 2010 9:16am EDT
Nightmare on Elm Street 2010
I saw “The Losers” last Monday, which I did not particularly care for. The cliché action movie had all the wrong stereotypical aspects of the genre and none of the right ones. The only things that caught my interest were the actor Chris Evans who was the only one of the protagonists with a personality, a certain special song by the band Journey, and the dastardly villain played by Jason Patric. My Grade: C-

Since Thursday night I have been attending screenings of movies and documentaries for the Boston Independent Film Festival. I have seen some fantastic films including “Cyrus,” “Bass...
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Independent Film Festival Boston Review: 'Cyrus'

April 24th, 2010 3:21pm EDT
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Every once and a while, you can find a film that exceeds your expectations and pleasantly surprises you; “Cyrus” starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and Marisa Tomei definitely qualities as one of those movies. A tender romantic comedy that encompasses the importance of family, “Cyrus” is funny and complex at the same time, something that is quite uncommon.

John C. Reilly plays a sad sack divorcee conveniently named John, who has spent the last few years romantically dormant while his ex-wife (Catherine Keener) moved on. The unusual thing about their relationship though is that it’s ...
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'(500) Days Of Summer' & Other Films With Great Impromptu Music Scenes

December 21st, 2009 10:15pm EST
500 Days of Summer
(500) Days of Summer was one of the best movies of the year. The Golden Globe nominated film will be released on DVD on December 22nd

, and for those who haven't seen it - we recommend you check it out.

We especially love the musical scene where Joseph Gordon-Levitt charms the audience with his dance moves to Hall & Oates "You Make My Dreams Come True." His character, Tom, falls head over heels in love with Zooey Deschanel's character, Summer, and what better way to express his love than in song? When he thinks about her he wants to sing and dance and everyone else is as happy as he is...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 20th, 2009 9:44am EDT
The Soloist
This week is fairly busy at the box office, with seven movies arriving. Four of them are general release, while the other three are limited release. I will be going over "Obsessed," "Earth," "Fighting," "The Soloist," "Tyson," "Mutant Chronicles," and "The Informers."

OBSESSED

Successful asset manager Derek Charles (Idris Elba) has everything a man could want. He just received a promotion at work and he has a happy marriage, but when an obsessed temp in his office (Ali Larter) starts stalking him, his picture-perfect life is placed in serious danger.

"Obsessed" is the first fe...
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Review: Synecdoche New York

October 27th, 2008 9:52am EDT
Synecdoche New York
I'm inclined to think that "Synecdoche, New York" is one of the most fantastically depressing films made in the past several years. By that, I don't mean that it's a tear-jerker (it's not, quite), but it has a whimsical way of pulling out emotional strings, much in the way that Paul Thomas Anderson's "Punch Drunk Love" did. Make no mistake, Charlie Kaufman (the writer of "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") has a shtick, a sort of Gabriel Marquez way of turning out extraordinary details from otherwise ordinary lives. If you become famous and want an Oscar-worthy biopic ...
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America Ferrera's Emmy Wardrobe Malfunction

October 2nd, 2008 3:37pm EDT
America Ferrera
Ugly Betty Star America Ferrera almost flashed the entire audience at the Emmy Awards after a wardrobe malfunction left her feeling exposed. The actress' designer gown fell apart as she sat waiting to take the stage to present an award with her TV show co-star Vanessa Williams at last month's glitzy ceremony.

She explains, "I was sitting in my seat and they (planners) come out and get you when it's your turn to go backstage. I was wearing this dress with a bustle underneath to make it fluffy. I stood up and it just slipped out from me, the whole skirt. I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm naked ...
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Interview: Comedian Steve Coogan Rocks Sexy Jesus Character in 'Hamlet 2'

August 27th, 2008 3:36pm EDT
Hamlet 2
(HollywoodChicago.com) – Steve Coogan is a British comedy icon. Forging a career from creating an array of characters, though, he’s not as well known in America (except to BBC cultists).

He brings this talent for characterization to the lead role of an American high school drama teacher in the new film “Hamlet 2”. Coogan adds some peculiar quirks to the depiction of the clueless soul who seemingly will do anything to project his dramatic “vision”.

“Hamlet 2” star Steve Coogan in Chicago on July 30, 2008.

Photo credit: Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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Sundance Hit 'Hamlet 2' Debuts In Theaters August 22

May 18th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Hamlet 2
A world premiere at-– and the comedy smash of-– the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In the irreverent comedy, Hamlet 2, A failed actor-turned-worse-high-school-drama teacher (Steve Coogan) rallies his Tucson, AZ students as he conceives and stages a politically incorrect musical sequel to Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Written by Andrew Fleming and Pam Brady ("South Park," "Team America"), Hamlet 2 stars Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Amy Poehler, David Arquette and Elisabeth Shue. Hamlet 2 opens August 22 in select cities and August 29 nationwide.

"Hamlet 2" Trailer: QuickTime High | Low...
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Top Big-Screen Couples Of The Decade

February 27th, 2008 2:00pm EST
How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
There have been many memorable onscreen pairings in the new millennium, but these couples top our list:

Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Playing against type, with Winslet sporting day-glo punk hairstyles and Carrey slouching with a sad hound dog face, these two captured love in all of its inglorious, impossible-to-get-along shapes. A movie that begins with two people hoping to erase all traces of each other from one another's minds potentially heralded two hours of mud slinging. Instead, Winslet and Carrey work wonders together as a c...
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Jennifer Aniston Bombarded With Marriage Questions

April 6th, 2006 9:40am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has stayed tight lipped after being bombarded with questions about rumors she is planning to marry Vince Vaughan. The former 'Friends' star looked stunned as entertainment reporter Jill Rappaport dogged her about the nuptials live on TV. Catherine Keener - Aniston's co-star in new movie, Friends With Money - jumped in saying: "I thought you weren't going to go there... but you did."

The question came moments after Aniston had said she didn't mind giving interviews as long as the topic was about her movies, and not her love life. The tough grilling was sparked by report...
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And The Oscar Goes To ...

March 6th, 2006 9:45am EST
George Clooney
Although Brokeback Mountain wound up walking away with a few Academy Awards last night, the big winner was Crash, which took home statues for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Original Screenplay and Best Achievement in Editing. Thrice-nominated George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syriana. Read more for a complete list of winners ...

78th Annual Academy Awards Winners:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote

Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow

Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain

Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line

David S...
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Courtney Love Canoodles With Capote Director

March 1st, 2006 9:29am EST
Courtney Love
Courtney Love is reportedly romancing Oscar-nominated director Bennet Miller. The troubled rocker, the widow of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, was spotted canoodling with the 'Capote' director at the Chateau Marmont hotel and bar, in Hollywood. A source told The Sun newspaper: "They're crazy about each other.

They clicked after they were introduced at a party by 'Capote' star Catherine Keener. They are officially an item." Love's new romance follows her disastrous relationship with British actor Steve Coogan.

The former Hole singer and the comic star had a short-lived and temp...
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Complete List of 2006 Oscar Nominations

January 31st, 2006 10:58am EST
Best Actor nominee Heath Ledger
As expected, Brokeback Mountain is a favorite among Oscar voters, rounding up eight nominations, including those for best motion picture, director, actor, and supporting actor and actress. Crash and Good Night, And Good Luck follow with six nominations each. Walk the Line was surprisingly shut out of the best motion picture category, but the film earned five nominations, as did Capote, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Munich. Continue reading for a complete list of Oscar nominees...

78th Annual Academy Awards Nominations:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Philip Seymour Hof...
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'Brokeback Mountain' Garners Most SAG Nominations

January 5th, 2006 11:15am EST
Brokeback Mountain
Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2005 in five film and eight primetime television categories were just announced. Brokeback Mountain leads the pack in film with four nominations, followed by Capote and Crash (each with three nominations).

The film nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Russell Crowe / CINDERELLA MAN – Jim Braddock

Philip Seymour Hoffman / CAPOTE – Truman Capote

Heath Ledger / BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – Ennis Del Mar

Joaquin Phoenix / WALK THE LINE – John R. Cash (

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New Movies on DVD, Dec. 13

December 13th, 2005 8:00am EST
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The 40-Year-Old Virgin and The Island are now available on DVD. In The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Steve Carell plays Andy Stitzer, a man who's done quite a lot of things in his life but has never had sex. When his friends find out, they consider it their duty to help Andy change his circumstances. Nothing proves effective until Andy meets Trish (Catherine Kreener), a 40-year-old single mother. His friends are excited about the possibility until they learn Andy and Trish have a relationship based on a mutual no-sex policy.

In "The Island," Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor) lives in a containe...
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'Brokeback Mountain,' Others Get LAFCA Awards

December 12th, 2005 10:50am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal from Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain was voted "Best Picture of the Year" by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was A History of Violence. LAFCA's 31st annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles.

Other award winners are:

DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

- Runner-up: David Cronenberg, A History of Violence

ACTRESS: Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone

- Runner-up: Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents

ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

- Runner-up: Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain

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Sundance Film Festival To Feature Films With Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake

December 1st, 2005 1:44pm EST
Jennifer Aniston
The Sundance Institute just announced the line-up of films screening in the out-of-competition Premieres Section of the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, taking place January 19-29, 2006, in Park City, Utah. The Festival opens with the world premiere of Friends With Money, written and directed by Nicole Holofcener and starring an ensemble cast that includes Jennifer Aniston, Scott Caan, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener and Frances McDormand.

“Holofcener is one of the finest independent filmmakers and this film is perhaps her most accomplished and appealing work to date,” said Geoffrey Gilmor...
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