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Alexandra Holden - Lifetime and US Weekly's Premiere Event for New Drama 'UnREAL' - Inside at The SIXTY Hotel Rooftop - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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In A World... Review


Essential

After playing comical sidekicks in rom-coms like No Strings Attached and What Happens in Vegas, Lake Bell emerges as a rising-star filmmaker with the smartest, funniest comedy of the year. Winner of the screenwriting award at Sundance, this script is painfully hilarious, drawing on the characters' personalities to take us into a previously unseen side of the movie industry. It's also a rare Hollywood movie that refuses to shy away from anything.

We're talking about voiceover artists here, specifically those who provide the rumbling commentary for movie trailers. The late Don LaFountaine was the voice behind all of those iconic "In a world..." trailers, and now a studio wants to revive them for a new epic quadrilogy. The top contender for the job is Sam (Melamed), a veteran who decides to let his protege, the egotistical womaniser Gustav (Marino), have the job. Then Sam's voice-coach daughter Carol (Bell) throws her hat in the ring, which is unthinkable because a woman has never narrated this kind of trailer. She prepares for the audition with the help of a love-struck sound engineer (Martin), but is distracted by issues between her sister and brother-in-law (Watkins and Corddry) and the fact that her dad's new girlfriend (Holden) is younger than she is.

Bell juggles all of these plot strands brilliantly as a writer, director and actor, generously giving her costars the most riotously funny dialog while Carol pings around between them. And since we see everything through her eyes, she emerges as a hugely engaging woman who is smart, skilled and also likeably flawed. Every performance is natural and amusing, with the kind of astutely witty dialog actors can really sink their teeth into. And there are some uproarious cameos along the way, including Offerman as a wry colleague, Davis as a studio head, Longoria as a vocal client and Diaz as the star of a Hunger Games-style saga.

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Carol is a successful vocal coach with an extraordinary talent for accents, even training the likes of Eva Longoria for acting roles. However, her one ambition remains practically unattainable - to become a voiceover star. With her father, a talented master of voiceovers himself, showing little confidence in her because of the fact that she is a woman along with her own struggle to sound foreboding and intimidating, Carol seems destined to coach people on accents for the rest of her career.  Can Carol coach herself to become one of very few voiceover legends, or will her own talent fail her at the last hurdle?

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Lovely Molly Review


Weak
Eerie and atmospheric, this is yet another pointless point-of-view ghost thriller, like The Blair Witch Project (which was co-written and co-directed by Sanchez). There are some intriguing ideas here, but the script never makes anything interesting of them.

After their wedding, Molly and Tim (Lodge and Lewis) move into her creaky old family home. Her parents have died in a car crash, and Molly is clearly still unnerved, hearing loud noises in the basement and having bizarre dreams.

Combined with Tim being away for work, this strains their young marriage.

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Newlyweds Molly and Tim move into the old house of Molly's father to the deep unease of her sister Hannah who believes they should have sold the place when he passed away. A dark and malevolent force starts to terrorise the highly disturbed Molly who believes it's the spirit of her abusive father in the house trying to hurt her. Tim is less convinced to begin with and becomes concerned for his increasingly unhinged wife. As the terrifying disturbances in the house escalate, Hannah tells Molly that they have to leave the house.

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Alexandra Holden - Alexandra Holden, Gretchen Lodge Friday 24th February 2012 5th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party held at Cecconi's Restaurant

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Alexandra Holden Wednesday 14th September 2011 36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival - 'Lovely Molly' premiere arrival at the Ryerson Theatre. Toronto, Canada

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American Gun (2002) Review


OK
James Coburn's final film went straight to video, and alas it's nothing special. American Gun tells the story of Martin Tillman, whose daughter (Virginia Madsen) is suddenly shot and killed. (On Christmas, no less.) He then does possibly the least sensible thing on earth: He goes on a nationwide journey to find out where the gun that killed her came from, and whose hands it passed through on the way to his neck of the woods. This leads him from the gun factory to the dealer to various thugs until he gets all the way back home. Putting aside the fact that it would be next to impossible to follow such a chain of ownership, we immediately wonder how a geriatric like Coburn is going to handle all this travel -- and it ain't exactly to the most scenic parts of the country.

Never mind all that, this is a journey of self-discovery, as Martin has some demons he's obviously trying to exorcise. He's got a granddaughter to atone with, a wife who's a bit distant, and a dead daughter, of course. By the end we've got a whopper of a secret in store, but still it's a little hard to swallow this Twenty Bucks-style road trip.

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Everything You Want Review


Weak
Shiri Appleby will forever be to me the mousy girl in that awful film Swimfan, where she played the girlfriend to the dude that was getting stalked by the psycho. At the time, I wondered why the dude wouldn't dump her useless self and go for the hot, psychotic blonde. I'm even more confused now, only Everything You Want doesn't pit Appleby against another girl. This time she's got a couple of guys fighting over her, one of whom is imaginary. Why, we haven't had a film this ridiculous since Drop Dead Fred.

Made by ABC Family, this is romantic comedy with a bare minimum of either. Appleby, we learn, developed an unhealthy interest in art at an early age and drew herself her dream boyfriend, a geeky dude that looks like Screech from Saved By the Bell. When a real suitor comes along (after an appropriate amount of the usual they-hate-each-other-at-first antics), our darling bookstore employee and art student must decide between a real live boyfriend or her imaginary friend.

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How To Deal Review


Terrible
You could take a camcorder to the mall, videotape strangers at random, and end up with a better movie than Mandy Moore's How to Deal. Soggy and melodramatic, this mess aims to address the obstacles we encounter en route to romance. But a pessimistic mood causes the picture to drag its feet. Staged without an ounce of genuine sentiment, Deal makes Britney Spears' dismal Crossroads look like Casablanca.

Screenwriter Neena Beber draws inspiration from two separate Sarah Dessen novels, but can't squeeze one decent movie out of the material. In only her second starring role, Moore plays Halley Martin, a disillusioned high schooler learning how to deal with a lifetime's worth of problems. Halley's divorced dad (Peter Gallagher) has a new fiancée, while her mom (Allison Janney) is still coping with the split. Her best friend, Scarlett (Alexandra Holden), is pregnant, and her older sister's pending nuptials appear doomed from the start. Out of the blue, Halley is falling for a detached hunk (Trent Ford) who might be able to convince her that true love exists.

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American Gun Review


OK
James Coburn's final film went straight to video, and alas it's nothing special. American Gun tells the story of Martin Tillman, whose daughter (Virginia Madsen) is suddenly shot and killed. (On Christmas, no less.) He then does possibly the least sensible thing on earth: He goes on a nationwide journey to find out where the gun that killed her came from, and whose hands it passed through on the way to his neck of the woods. This leads him from the gun factory to the dealer to various thugs until he gets all the way back home. Putting aside the fact that it would be next to impossible to follow such a chain of ownership, we immediately wonder how a geriatric like Coburn is going to handle all this travel -- and it ain't exactly to the most scenic parts of the country.

Never mind all that, this is a journey of self-discovery, as Martin has some demons he's obviously trying to exorcise. He's got a granddaughter to atone with, a wife who's a bit distant, and a dead daughter, of course. By the end we've got a whopper of a secret in store, but still it's a little hard to swallow this Twenty Bucks-style road trip.

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Sugar & Spice Review


Terrible
We all have a threshold of tolerance. With Sugar & Spice, it took about 30 seconds before this was breached for me. A gaggle of five bright smiling high school cheerleaders are introduced through cute snapshot close-ups which describe each of them with such monikers as "the Brain," "the Virgin," and "the Mastermind." The pop-fizz music, pretty-ninny faces, and anorexic bodies immediately shouted: This is not your kind of movie.

I'm willing to accept that. The teenybopper genre is meant to appeal to a younger, less cynical audience. However, it's painful to think that a high school crowd might actually flock to this irresponsible goofball comedy about the ditzy blonde captain of the cheerleader quad, Diane (Marley Shelton), who marries the star quarterback (James Marsden, X-Men) and is pregnant with his baby. Perhaps I'm underestimating teen standards. I sure hope so.

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How To Deal Review


OK

Having seen her parents divorced, her pouty perfectionist sister engaged to a bland country-club preppie and her knocked-up best friend suffer a terrible romantic tragedy, Halley Martin is one high school girl very wary of love.

As played by pop- princess- cum- promising- actress Mandy Moore, she's also a credible Everyteen with a good head on her shoulders, which is what makes her determination to guard her heart a sound basis for "How to Deal," a fluffy slice-of-teen-life drama that strives to raise the bar a little for its often eye-rolling genre.

Adapted from the youth novels "Someone Like You" and "That Summer" by Sarah Dessen, the film is an admirable step up from the superficial, soundtrack-driven tripe usually targeted to the MTV demographic, and Moore's appealing, unaffected authenticity buttresses the story in its weaker passages.

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In a World... Movie Review

In a World... Movie Review

After playing comical sidekicks in rom-coms like No Strings Attached and What Happens in Vegas,...

In A World Trailer

In A World Trailer

Carol is a successful vocal coach with an extraordinary talent for accents, even training the...

Lovely Molly Movie Review

Lovely Molly Movie Review

Eerie and atmospheric, this is yet another pointless point-of-view ghost thriller, like The Blair Witch...

Lovely Molly Trailer

Lovely Molly Trailer

Newlyweds Molly and Tim move into the old house of Molly's father to the deep...

How to Deal Movie Review

How to Deal Movie Review

You could take a camcorder to the mall, videotape strangers at random, and end up...

Sugar & Spice Movie Review

Sugar & Spice Movie Review

We all have a threshold of tolerance. With Sugar & Spice, it took about...

How To Deal Movie Review

How To Deal Movie Review

Having seen her parents divorced, her pouty perfectionist sister engaged to a bland country-club preppie...

Sugar & Spice Movie Review

Sugar & Spice Movie Review

Until the bank-robbing cheerleaders actually get around to the heist in the stereotype-askew teen comedy...

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