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10 Most Dysfunctional Onscreen Families

April 25th, 2013 8:00am EDT
The Big Wedding
Dysfunctional families are frequently portrayed in varying film genres, including comedies, dramas, horror and action films. The upcoming romantic comedy “The Big Wedding” brings an all new dysfunctional brood to the silver screen, with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton portraying a divorced couple faking their marriage during their son’s impending nuptials. The film features an all-star cast with the likes of Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried. In honor of the film’s release on April 26, here are 10 of the most dysfunctional families ever to grace the big screen.

1. The H...

Gene Hackman Questioned By Police For Allegedly Slapping A Homeless Man

October 31st, 2012 8:07am EDT
Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman was quizzed by cops on Tuesday after allegedly slapping a homeless man who swore at his wife.

The Royal Tenenbaums star lost his temper after a man, identified by editors as Bruce Becker, approached Hackman and his wife Betsy Arakawa in an aggressive manner outside a restaurant in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns confirms the 82-year-old star lashed out and smacked Becker across the face after he called Arakawa a derogatory name and made the couple fear for their safety.

Becker reported the incident to cops, who interviewed Hackman and Arakawa and d...

Gwyneth Paltrow Wants You To Get Some Sleep

March 4th, 2010 6:52pm EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is urging readers of her online health and lifestyle website to get some sleep - because a good rest is tantamount to good health.

The actress has teamed up with her doctor, Frank Lipman, to get the message across with a list of sleep tips on

She writes, "Everyone I know is knackered (tired), me included. But I didn't imagine that there could be health problems associated with not getting a good night’s rest.

"I recently read a book called Light’s Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival by T.S. Wiley, which talks about the negative cumulative effects of sleep deprivation...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '2012,' 'Pirate Radio' & More

November 9th, 2009 9:52am EST
At some point this week I hope to catch the wacky comedy "The Men Who Stare at Goats." While I have read some bad reviews of the film, I believe my tendency to disagree with the mainstream, could be a wild card for my own appraisal of the movie.

I'm having difficulty believing the collection of George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges could contribute to a horrific film considering I how much appreciate their abilities on screen.

Roland Emmerich destroys the world yet another time this week with his apocalyptic tale "2012." The quirky animation of Wes Anders...

Famous Celebrity Brothers

November 18th, 2008 12:07pm EST
Owen Wilson
Celebrity families are quickly making headlines throughout Hollywood. From the Kardashian's to the Lohan's, stargazers are reading up on celebrities, their families and their crazy antics. For decades, celebrity brothers in particular have caused a craze for fans across the world. To celebrate the familial wonders, here are three pairs of celebrity brothers that have had fans screaming for one reason or another at one point in time.

Ben and Casey Affleck: Three years Casey's senior, Ben is often known as the more famous of the two. However, both have played big parts on screen and in t...

Owen Wilson's Best & Worst Films

October 21st, 2008 9:21am EDT
Owen Wilson
The Frat Pack has been a powerful force in the new Millennium, and for awhile it was like we could not see a comedy without Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. These comedic geniuses are quirky, timely, and have a lasting power that will keep them in movies for years to come. The goofy, charming Owen Wilson has proven himself not only as an actor, but as an Oscar-nominated screenwriter. There's a lot more going on beneath those blonde surfer bangs than one might expect, and with "Marley & Me" coming out this Christmas, let's take a look at some of the fine...

Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....

Wilson, Brody And Schwartzman Star In 'The Darjeeling Limited,' On DVD Feb. 26

February 10th, 2008 10:00am EST
The Darjeeling Limited
A magical train ride through India brings three brothers closer together despite their family baggage in The Darjeeling Limited, a powerful story of self-discovery debuting on DVD February 26 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Featuring an amazingly talented cast including Owen Wilson (You, Me and Dupree, Wedding Crashers) Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist), and Jason Schwartzman (Marie Antoinette, Shopgirl) as estranged brothers who plan a trip through India to rediscover their familial bond a year after their father's death. A comedic series of unexpected twists and turns in...

Wes Anderson To Fulfill Childhood 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Dream

November 12th, 2007 11:04am EST
Wes Anderson
Director Wes Anderson is on course to fulfill a childhood dream - after getting the green light to make a big-screen version of Roald Dahl classic, Fantastic Mr. Fox. The Royal Tenenbaums movie maker was desperate to adapt the 1970s children's tale, and after a lengthy battle, has finally begun work on the animated movie in London.

He says, "It was one of my favorite books as a child. I have been trying to make this film for eight years. There's a whole new bit at the start and a new section at the end. But we've tried to do something that Roald Dahl would love."

Amanda Conquy, ...

Owen Wilson Criticizes Monkeys

October 29th, 2007 8:33am EDT
Owen Wilson
Troubled movie star Owen Wilson has slammed his The Darjeeling Limited monkey co-stars in his first interview since an August suicide attempt.

The actor was interviewed by pal and longtime collaborator Wes Anderson - who directed "The Darjeeling Limited" - for the MySpace Artist On Artist series, with the chat posted on the social networking site on Friday at midnight.

He told Anderson, "At first you think, gosh, monkeys, that's so kind of incredible... But they didn't have your best interests at heart. They weren't these adorable little creatures. They want to replace you."


Owen Wilson, 'The Darjeeling Limited,' & Wes Anderson's Monster

October 26th, 2007 12:21pm EDT
The Darjeeling Limited
On the night The Darjeeling Limited opens, Owen Wilson's suicide attempt makes him a Tenenbaum for life (Aquatic).

There is a place in every human psyche reserved for the dark, brooding thoughts associated with death. There is even a sleeping monster that may ponder what holding a dead man would be like, or what people would say at one's funeral, or what sort of effort it takes to kill oneself? For most this dark spot of the brain remains largely inactive, awaking in nightmares and freak daydreams, only to be quickly pushed out of the mind until the next time it is unwillingly rejuven...

Owen Wilson Gives First Interview Since Suicide Bid

October 26th, 2007 9:06am EDT
Owen Wilson
Troubled movie star Owen Wilson has given his first interview since his suicide attempt - to his longtime friend, director Wes Anderson. The interview, to be posted online on Friday at midnight, sees the actor talk candidly to the director of his latest film, The Darjeeling Limited, as part of the MySpace Artist on Artist series. It will be Wilson's first public airing since he rushed to hospital after slashing his wrists at his Santa Monica home two months ago.

At the time, the Wedding Crashers star asked for privacy with a statement saying, "I respectfully ask that the media allow m...

Director Denies Owen Wilson Contributed To Suicide Character

September 26th, 2007 8:39am EDT
Wes Anderson
Movie director Wes Anderson has denied reports Owen Wilson's troubled private life contributed to his latest film character - a man with suicidal tendencies.

A depressed Wilson allegedly slashed his wrists in an apparent suicide attempt at his home in Santa Monica, California last month. And, in a bizarre coincidence, his latest movie character is involved in a deliberate motorcycle accident in The Darjeeling Limited.

But filmmaker Anderson insists Wilson had no hand in writing the role.

He says, "It (suicide theme) comes more from me than Owen. He is just playing a role. ...

Luke Wilson Praises Drew Barrymore's Professional Nature

June 14th, 2007 12:11pm EDT
Luke Wilson
Actor Luke Wilson has praised his ex-girlfriend Drew Barrymore for casting him in hit movie Charlie's Angels after their split - because he could never do the same for her. The Royal Tenenbaums star dated the actress in the late 1990s, and despite their failed relationship, the stars are still the best of friends - with Barrymore casting Wilson in the 2000 film as Cameron Diaz's on screen boyfriend.

While admiring Barrymore's professionalism, Wilson admits he wouldn't have done the same if the roles were reversed.

He says, "Drew is one of my best friends. The fact she hired me for...

Owen Wilson Re-Teams With Wes Anderson in 'The Darjeeling Limited'

August 16th, 2006 3:47pm EDT
Owen Wilson
Director Wes Anderson is re-teaming with pal Owen Wilson for a comedy about brothers searching for enlightenment in India. "The Darjeeling Limited" will also star Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman.

Anderson, who wrote the film with Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, will shoot the film entirely in India beginning in December. Wilson, Schwartzman and Brody will play three brothers who take a spiritual trek through India following the death of their father.

Anderson and Wilson have co-written Bottle Rocket, Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums and Wilson regularly features ...

Owen Wilson Surprised By Funnyman Persona

July 11th, 2006 9:30am EDT
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson is stunned he has carved a successful film career by starring in comedies because he was serious during high school. The actor has starred in a string of comedies, including Wedding Crashers, The Royal Tenenbaums and Shanghai Noon, and admits he is often cast in the 'stupid' role.

He tells the New York Daily News, "It's kind of funny that I ended up working in a lot of these comedies. I wasn't the class clown in school. I didn't come from a stand-up background. It puts me on edge, that kind of machine gun (style), always looking for jokes. I haven't played too many busines...

Owen Wilson Misses Rooming With Brother Luke

July 10th, 2006 8:58am EDT
Owen Wilson
Owen Wilson often regrets kicking brother Luke out of his Hollywood home because he misses his sibling and the boar's head he brought with him. Owen admits his place hasn't felt the same ever since his actor brother moved out following a fight about tidiness.

He explains, "He told me that I wasn't keeping the place tidy enough. Luke can be a little bit of a type A personality. But what's funny is, as soon as he moved out, I kind of missed him. When he moved in he brought a stuffed boar's head that he got from The Royal Tenenbaums. I was like, 'Of all the props you could've gotten why ...

And the Best Movie Dads Are ...

June 17th, 2006 10:32am EDT
Steve Martin
Eugene Levy, Sean Connery, Steve Martin, Gene Hackman and Alec Baldwin have been handed Father's Day honors for their comical portrayals of dads on the big screen. The quintet form half of Entertainment Weekly's “Funniest Movie Dads” poll.

Levy gets a nod for playing Jim’s Dad in the American Pie movies, Martin for Gil Buckman in Parenthood and Connery is a top pop thanks to his portrayal of Indiana Jones’ father. Meanwhile, Hackman's comedic role as Royal Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums and Baldwin's portrayal of Dunphy in Outside Providence also made the list.

The remaining ...

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