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Blu-ray Review: 'I Love You Philip Morris'

April 13th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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Continuing the love of all things Blu-ray (we’re purists!), here is a review of the recently released Jim Carrey/Ewan McGregor man-love comedy fest "I Love You Philip Morris."

Title: "I Love You Philip Morris"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

Director: John Requa & Glenn Ficarra

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: Right off the bat you can tell that this film was written by the guys who wrote the vile and hilarious Terry Zwigoff flick "Bad Santa." Both are brutally revealing, total...
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Singer Chely Wright Nominated For GLAAD Award

January 20th, 2011 9:55am EST
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Lesbian country singer Chely Wright has been tipped to take the top music prize at the upcoming Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

The singer rocked the world of country music in May by becoming the genre's first openly gay star, and now GLAAD bosses have recognized her with a nomination in the Outstanding Music Artist category for her album Lifted Off the Ground.

She'll go up against Scissor Sisters (Night Work), Antony and the Johnsons (Swanlights), Big Freedia (Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1) and Kele Okereke (The Boxer).

Cher and Christina Aguilera's movie Bu...
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The Oscar Race: Any More Clear With PGA and WGA Nods?

January 5th, 2011 1:43pm EST
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The Oscar race just got a little more clear – but barely. The Producers Guild of America announced their nominees yesterday, with 10 nominees for the Best Picture Award. The only real surprise is that ‘Winter’s Bone’ – thought to be a possible Best Picture Oscar contender – was left off the list. Here’s a rundown of the movie nominees:

'127 Hours'
Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson

'Black Swan'
Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver

'Inception'
Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

'The Fighter'
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg

'The K...
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'Black Swan,' 'Inception' & 'Fighter' Land Top Movie Nods For Writers Guild Awards

January 4th, 2011 2:24pm EST
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Ballet drama "Black Swan" is set to face off against sci-fi thriller "Inception" and sporting drama "The Fighter" at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards after earning nominations in the top feature film category.

The movies will also battle family dramas "The Kids Are All Right" and "Please Give" for the best original screenplay prize.

Meanwhile, writer Aaron Sorkin earned a nomination for best adapted screenplay thanks to his work on Facebook.com-inspired film "The Social Network." "True Grit," "127 Hours," "I Love You Phillip Morris" and "The Town" will also compete in the category.

Earning ...
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'Two Jews On Film' Pick Their Top 10 For 2010 (Video)

January 3rd, 2011 4:05pm EST
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2010 was truly a year for amazing films. We had The Coen Brothers' fantastic remake of the classic western, True Grit. Films about people overcoming great obstacles...'Frankie & Alice', 'Conviction', 'The Fighter' '127 Hours' and of course, one of the 'Two Jews On Film' favorites...'The King's Speech'. We had movies about a dancer's obsessed with perfection...Darren Aronofsky's brilliant, twisted tale, 'The Black Swan', and a film about a man obsessed with money and power 'Casino Jack'...And then there was that movie about a guy that changed our lives forever...'The Social Network'...one...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Tron: Legacy,' 'Yogi Bear,' & More

December 13th, 2010 9:29am EST
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Last Thursday I saw “I Love You Philip Morris” starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. This film, which is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and Jon Requa, the team behind “Bad Santa,” advertises itself as a funny movie; however it leans more dramatic than expected. Most of the hilarious lines are spoiled by the trailer, so when you get a chance to see the whole product, you’ll find yourself a bit let down.

Both Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor are incredibly convincing as a gay couple from the manner of their speaking down to the body language that they use. Their story is one that pull...
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Jim Carrey Took Big Pay Cut To Star In 'Phillip Morris'

December 1st, 2010 8:09am EST
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Jim Carrey had no problem with taking a big salary cut to star in I Love You Phillip Morris - because he loves tackling "extreme and interesting" movies.

In the film, inspired by true events, Carrey stars as jailed con artist Steven Jay Russell who falls in love with his cellmate, Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor.

Carrey agreed to lower his fee to appear in the $15 million budget movie - but he was determined to play Russell because he resonated with the character's dedication to finding real love.

He tells Parade magazine, "There are very few scripts that I would come across t...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Black Swan,' 'All Good Things,' & More

November 30th, 2010 9:33am EST
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I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving filled with good food and excellent company. As part of a tradition in my family, we watched the movie “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” starring John Candy and Steve Martin. This road trip comedy which no doubt influenced this year’s “Due Date,” tells the story of a man (Martin) racing home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family.

His journey is terrorized by an obnoxious stranger (Candy) he can’t seem to shake. The odd couple is forced to travel together, enduring a comical series of catastrophes, while unwittingly forming a frien...
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Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Believe Jim Carrey's 'I Love You Phillip Morris' Performance Is Oscar Worthy

November 29th, 2010 11:00am EST
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'I Love You Phillip Morris' stars Jim Carrey as real-life con man, Steven Russell. Steven is a happily married man living in Texas with his Christian wife (Leslie Mann) and their baby. Steven is an ex policeman, working in the produce business. He plays the organ in church, sings with the choir and is living the perfect life....Except for one thing...Steven is gay. After getting into an automobile accident, Steven realizes it's time for him to come out of the closet. And does he ever. Steven leaves his family, moves to Miami, hooks up with a gorgeous hunk (Rodrigo Santoro) and begins ...
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Ewan McGregor Grounded By Monsoon

November 26th, 2010 11:00am EST
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Ewan McGregor was forced to miss a movie screening in New York this week after he was trapped in Thailand during a monsoon, according to a U.S. report.

The Scottish actor was due to attend the I Love You Phillip Morris showing on Monday but heavy rain left him grounded in Asia.

McGregor is currently in Thailand filming forthcoming tsunami disaster movie The Impossible, reports New York Post gossip column Page Six.

His co-star Jim Carrey - who plays McGregor's onscreen lover in the comedy - was in attendance at the event, as well as the real Phillip Morris, whose life story inspired th...
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'I Love You Phillip Morris' Finally Gets Release Date

August 27th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor's heavily delayed film "I Love You Phillip Morris" is finally set to hit cinemas following the resolution of a long-running legal battle over the movie.

The comedy tells the story of a married man, played by Carrey, who discovers he's gay and embarks on a crime spree that lands him in jail where he falls in love with a fellow inmate, played by McGregor.

The film has been hit with a series of delays as movie bosses became embroiled in legal wrangling over the film's finances, but a lawsuit between executives at French film studio EuropaCorp, which produced the ...
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'I Love You Phillip Morris' Turns The Rom-Com Genre Upside-Down (Video)

March 22nd, 2010 10:11am EDT
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In "I Love You Phillip Morris," Jim Carrey plays a family man that plays the organ at the local church and prays every night. He's also on a quest to find his estranged mother and reconnect with her. Oh, and he's secretly gay.

After leaving his family to live as his true self, Carrey finds that living the high life in Miami costs quite a bit of money and turns to a life of crime. In jail, he finds the love of his life (played by Ewan McGregor). Unfortunately, he's set to leave jail, leaving the lead character alone - unless he can break out.

Doing everything for love is nothing new for th...
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Ewan McGregor: 'I Like Kissing Boys On Screen'

February 18th, 2010 8:30am EST
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"I like kissing boys on screen. As a straight guy, it's quite an interesting proposition. Anything on a film set that takes you by surprise like that, that gets your blood up, is good." Ewan McGregor likes testing his sexuality on film sets.

Ewan stars in the upcoming film "I Love You, Phillip Morris," which centers on a lovesick prison inmate (Jim Carrey)who goes to great lengths to reconnect with his old cellmate, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). The prison-breakout black comedy comes from first-time helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, the screenwriters of Bad Santa.

McGregor marr...
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