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Alicia Witt helping out at the Los Angeles Mission's Easter Celebration For The Homeless - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th April 2017

Alicia Witt and Frances Fisher
Alicia Witt and Frances Fisher
Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt and Frances Fisher

Alicia Witt attending the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies And Mysteries Winter 2017 TCA Press Tour held at The Tournament House in Pasadena, California, United States - Saturday 14th January 2017

Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt
Alicia Witt
Pascale Hutton and Alicia Witt
Pascale Hutton and Alicia Witt

Ben Folds and Alicia Witt - MusiCares 2014 Person Of The Year Tribute honoring Carole King held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. 24.1.2014 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th January 2014

Ben Folds and Alicia Witt
Ben Folds
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt
Ben Folds
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt

Ben Folds and Alicia Witt - The Art of Elysium's 7th Annual HEAVEN Gala Presented By Mercedes-Benz At Guerin Pavilion at the Skirball Cultural Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 11th January 2014

Ben Folds and Alicia Witt
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt
Ben Folds and Alicia Witt

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Trailer


Mabel 'Madea' Simmons is an enormous, rude and often violent grandmother who is displaying an unusual amount of holiday spirit this year by becoming Father Christmas for a night for five dollars per child. This year she is also getting roped into her best friend Eileen's efforts to visit her daughter in the country as a surprise during the holidays, but things don't go smoothly on their arrival as secrets are unveiled and friendships and family bonds are challenged as the town prepare for their annual Christmas Carnival. Will Madea manage to save Christmas for the family? Or will holiday spirits drop to an all time low as the New Year approaches?

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Alicia Witt Saturday 14th January 2012 2012 Art of Elysium Heaven Gala at Union Station - Arrivals

88 Minutes Trailer


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Last Holiday Review


Good
Queen Latifah and LL Cool J often do great work in bad movies - she elevates unnecessary Barbershop spin-offs; he convincingly flexes his acting muscles in action-centered junk like S.W.A.T. and Mindhunters.

Wayne Wang's Last Holiday might be the first film to allow both bright spots to shine in support of a good feature. Essentially a remake of a 1950s Alec Guinness comedy, Holiday casts Latifah as Georgia Bird, a kind-hearted department store sales clerk who is too shy to ask out her dream man, Sean (Cool J), and too timid to pursue her dream career as a chef. After receiving a brutal bump on the head at work, Georgia is diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and told she has three weeks to live. This shocking truth jolts the homebody out of her mundane existence. She drains her bank account, books a flight to Prague, and proceeds to splurge on life's finer points before her time runs out.

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Bodies, Rest & Motion Review


Good
The early '90s were a bonanza for indie filmmakers. Digital video hadn't hit the scene yet, so producers had to raise a lot of money to buy film and equipment, and they often got access to indie-friendly celebs to help them with the picture. Bodies, Rest & Motion is a high-end indie archetype, and it's populated by nothing but stars. The story is also proto-'90s-indie: Four aimless slackers, each with a spurious agenda, couple, de-couple, and go nuts at random. The driving force, if you can call it that, is Tim Roth's sudden urge to leave Arizona for Butte, Montana ("The city of the future!"), which culminates in his girlfriend (Bridget Fonda) sleeping with the guy (Eric Stoltz) who comes to paint their house. Because in 1993, that's just what you did. It's overall well-acted but often too stupid to bear.

The Upside Of Anger Review


Excellent
There's an upside to Mike Binder's intelligent film about the torrent of anger one woman feels toward life. And depending on who you ask, you're likely to get a different response on exactly what that upside is. Easily characterized as a "chick-flick," The Upside of Anger deals mostly in the complicated world of relationships. My wife found it powerful and enlightening; I found it tedious and long. She yearned for more Joan Allen; I prayed for more Kevin Costner. And yet, despite our differences, the one thing we could agree on is that Anger packs an undeniably genuine, emotional punch.

In yet another robust female role, Allen plays Terry Wolfmeyer, a mother of four grown daughters who is consumed with anger after her husband mysteriously abandons his family. Terry's convinced that he's left her for his younger, more beautiful Swedish secretary. Paralyzed by her outrage, the only way Terry is able to deal with the situation is by drinking. Each day, from the time she takes her morning shower to the time goes to bed, Terry has a glass of vodka in her hand ready to drown her sorrows.

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Dune (1984) Review


Very Good
Did you know David Lynch at one time considered directing Return of the Jedi? Legions of George Lucas fans are probably delighted that he never got the shot, because for better or for worse (probably for worse) it might have turned out like the bizarre sci-fi experiment Dune. I've sometimes been accused of defending Lynch even when he's not working at his best. That's clearly the case here, resulting in a compromised megabudget effort where Lynch attempts to indulge his graphic art sensibility and please a mass audience at the same time. It just doesn't fly.

But Lynch fans might find stuff to enjoy in Dune anyhow. After all, there's a floating bug monster that parlays with Jose Ferrer's space emperor in the early going, flanked by legions of somnambulant slaves in black raincoats that probably inspired the villains in Dark City. This is followed by Kenneth MacMillan's puss-faced Baron Harkonnen floating around on wires, plucking out the heart of an angel-faced boy-toy (who was planting Blue Velvet-style pastel flowers only moments earlier), and sharing some homo-erotic blubbering with his nephew Feyd (played by Sting, who can't act but lends the film his charismatic rock star presence). Even when the plot is difficult to follow -- some nonsense involving a trade war over different planets that all made sense in Frank Herbert's original novel -- there's enough giddy comic book theatrics to keep Dune interesting as it meanders along for nearly three hours.

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Fun Review


Excellent
I find it amazing that two films about teenage girls slaughtering an older woman would be released within a year of each other. I find it even more amazing that both turned out to be compelling, exceptional films.

Fun, the more recent of the two films, is the story of two American middle-class teens, one (Renee Humphrey's Hillary) is the victim of an abusive father, the other (Alicia Witt's Bonnie) is an ultra-hyper compulsive liar. The two discover an instant bond and after one fun-filled day of adventure, they decide to end the day's games with the brutal murder of a local grandmother whose primary preoccupation is with BINGO. For "fun."

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Bongwater Review


Weak
Unfortunately poorly realized, this tale of a pot dealer/artist (Luke Wilson) who ends up going all goofy for a local crazy (Alicia Witt) never really works -- throwing a pile of nutty character actors like Brittany Murphy, Andy Dick, and Jack Black at us in the hopes of making us forget there's no story here. That works from time to time, and Witt is always a charmer, but otherwise this one's a throwaway. Dig that video cover!

Confessions Of An American Girl Review


OK
When a movie opens on a teenager's repeated attempts to kill herself, well, you know we're in for some wild comedy!

A darkly black comedy of the trailer trash variety, Waking Up in Reno director Jordan Brady mostly misses with this study of working class malaise, the prison system, teen pregnancy, and closeted homosexuality. Well, Brady gets an A for effort in trying to get across such a broad collection of social messages, but his execution is merely a solid C.

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Cecil B Demented Review


Good

If John Waters' last few gentler and (slightly) more commercial movies ("Pecker," "Serial Mom," "Cry-Baby") had his fans thinking the once-warped director had lost his edge, that perhaps he was inching toward mainstream repeatability, they need not fear. It was all a ruse.

It seems Waters was only lulling the cinematic establishment into a false sense of security so he could turn around and bite them in the ass with "Cecil B. Demented," a hilarious -- and very much old-school John Waters -- anti-blockbuster romp that chews up and spits out the kind of pandering Hollywood conventions that to toothless, cookie-cutter box office hits.

Cecil B. Demented (Stephen Dorff), you see, is an independent filmmaker of the purest order. His goal: cinematic revolution by any means necessary. If that includes kidnapping one Honey Whitlock (Melanie Griffith), Hollywood's biggest spoiled bitch/aging bimbo star, and forcing her at gun point to play a lead in his guerilla movie about celluloid terrorists (much like himself), so be it.

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Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Trailer

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Trailer

Mabel 'Madea' Simmons is an enormous, rude and often violent grandmother who is displaying an...

88 Minutes Trailer

88 Minutes Trailer

Watch the trailer for 88 Minutes.Any person who is tasked with giving crucial evidence in...

Last Holiday Movie Review

Last Holiday Movie Review

Queen Latifah and LL Cool J often do great work in bad movies - she...

The Upside of Anger Movie Review

The Upside of Anger Movie Review

There's an upside to Mike Binder's intelligent film about the torrent of anger one woman...

Two Weeks Notice Movie Review

Two Weeks Notice Movie Review

After starring in just a few comedies, Sandra Bullock has established herself as the go-to...

Urban Legend Movie Review

Urban Legend Movie Review

A Scream knock-off? Yes. A good Scream knock-off? No.Sadly, Urban Legend will...

Four Rooms Movie Review

Four Rooms Movie Review

I wish I could say I was let down by Four Rooms, but given the...

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