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Los Angeles Premiere For Season 6 Of HBO's "GAME OF THRONES"

Amanda Peet - Los Angeles Premiere for season 6 of HBO's "GAME OF THRONES" at TCL Chinese Theater - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 10th April 2016

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Premiere Of 'Game Of Thrones' Season 6 - Arrivals

Amanda Peet - Premiere of 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th April 2016

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68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards

Amanda Peet - 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Century City, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Amanda Peet and David Benioff

68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 - Arrivals

Amanda Peet - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Arrivals at DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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DGA Awards 2016 Arrivals

Amanda Peet - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Arrivals at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Amanda Peet Considering Divorcing David Benioff, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Showrunner, Over Her Favourite Character’s Death


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Amanda Peet is considering divorcing her husband, Game Of Thrones showrunner David Benioff, because he did not forewarn her of the death of one of her favourite characters on the show (spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen season 5).

Amanda PeetAmanda Peet at the 87th Academy Awards Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles, February 2015.

Read More: Game Of Thrones: New The Winds Of Winter Released Online By George R.R. Martin.

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Video - Amanda Peet Arrives At The Opening Of Her Play 'The Commons Of Pensacola'


'Wonderful World' star Matthew Broderick and Amanda Peet from 'The Good Wife' are spotted arriving at 'The Commons of Pensacola' opening night in New York.

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The Way, Way Back Review


Extraordinary

An especially strong script gives actors plenty to chew on in this comedy-drama, in which writer-directors Faxon and Rash (The Descendants) take an observant look at the awkward connections we make with each other. Using sparky humour and emotion, the filmmakers and cast create vivid characters we can't help but identify with, even when they do all the wrong things.

At the centre, Duncan (James) is a 14-year-old who dreads spending the summer at a beach house owned by Trent (Carrel), the cruelly critical new boyfriend of his mother Pam (Collette). When they arrive, they meet gossipy neighbour Betty (Janney), who has a whole season of neighbourhood parties planned. And her daughter Susanna (Robb) looks just about as miserable as Duncan does. As he tries to escape, Duncan finds a local water park run by colourful misfit Owen (Rockwell), who takes Duncan under his wing and offers him a summer job. And being on his own gives him the badly needed self-confidence to talk to his mother honestly, take on Trent and maybe even ask Susanna out on a date.

Even though this is essentially a standard coming-of-age movie, the script never falls into the usual cliches. For example, when Duncan's first kiss comes along, it plays out in an unexpected, realistic way. This is a generous, honest comedy packed with terrific characters and resonant situations. Supported by the all-star cast, James delivers an impressive performance as a sullen teen struggling to face the world around him , growing up while remaining awkward and likeable. Meanwhile, Stockwell keeps us laughing with a lively party-boy turn that's underscored with sympathy. Collette beautifully layers the repressive, conflicted Pam. Carell goes nicely against type as the cruelly passive-aggressive Trent. And Janney steals the show with the most hilarious lines.

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2012 Review


Excellent
Gleefully over-the-top, this film takes the disaster movie pretty much as far as it can go, drawing on the Mayan prophecy that he world will end on 21 December 2012. Emmerich deploys all the genre elements (solid cast, detailed back-stories, gigantic set pieces) to give us a raucously enjoyable ride.

While on a camping trip in Yellowstone, novelist-turned-chauffer Jackson (Cusack) stumbles across a secret military operation and a raving nutcase (Harrelson) who claims the end of the world is nigh. Sure enough, top government scientist Adrian (Ejiofor) is advising the President (Glover) and his Chief of Staff (Platt) about preparations for impending natural catastrophes. By the time Jackson gets home to Los Angeles, the pandemonium has begun, and he barely gets his kids, his ex (Peet) and her new husband (McCarthy) out. But where do they go now?

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Body Shots Review


Weak
Again, Hollywood has taken creative marketing to new heights with Body Shots. Judging by the trailers, the ads, even the tagline ("There are movies that define every decade!"), one would be led to believe that Body Shots is an incisive drama/comedy about twentysomething relationships, emphasis on the comedy.

Body Shots is not that movie.

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Track Down Review


Weak
For this film review, we begin with a history lesson. Kevin Mitnick stands as probably the most famous, the most notorious, and the most successful computer hacker of all time. After nearly 15 years of hacking (alternating with jail and probation time), he was finally apprehended for the last time in 1995, for a collection of tech crimes. and was released from prison in early 2000. (The story of his questionably legal incarceration is itself enough material for a book and a movie.) I interviewed Mitnick shortly after his release; today he's a computer security consultant (though he's not allowed to touch a computer as a term of his release).

Track Downwas produced shortly before Mitnick's release amid much controversy. Mitnick, as you might expect, is a cause celebre among the hacker community, while he's been vilified by the corporate and legal communities. The story of his long career as a hacker was the subject of two major books -- The Fugitive Game, written mainly from Mitnick's point of view, and Takedown, written by the man who captured him. The latter book (widely dismissed by the hacker community as propaganda) got optioned by Miramax, and against all odds, the Kevin Mitnick story became a movie, starring Skeet Ulrich as Mitnick and Russell Wong as Tsutomu Shimomura, the man who "captured" Mitnick and the co-author of Takedown.

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Whipped Review


Excellent
The time is the present, and the setting is New York: where everyone has game... or at least thinks they do. Brad (Brian Van Holt) thinks he's got game but is really an unabashedly sexist pig. Zeke (Zorie Barber) thinks he's got game but all he has are physical shortcomings. Jonathan (Jonathan Abrahams) knows he doesn't have game, but is forced to ante up stories as if he did because Zeke and Brad constantly brag over Sunday breakfasts about how they scammed during the week. And Eric (Judah Domke), a man who was designed to "jump on the grenade" at parties and ended up marrying the grenade, just wants to escape from his utterly pitiful life.

Enter into the story Mia (Amanda Peet), a girl who appears to be innocent but who we quickly discover to be playing all sides against the middle. Mia meets Brad, Zeke, and Jonathan one week, then schedules dates for the next week, only to be surprised by all three on the same night. Knowing that she is found out, she decides that it will be impossible to do a relationship with any single one of them because she likes them all too much and offers them the choice of each one having a relationship with her or having them all leave. Because all of them are too cocky to let Mia go, they all end up dating her... alternating nights, bumping into each other on the way out, and generally growing to hate each other rather quickly.

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Saving Silverman Review


OK
Saving Silverman is a film you pray for. With its hilarious trailer, you beg and plead with the Hollywood Gods that, no, all the funny scenes can't be in the previews -- they had to have saved something for the movie, right? Please make this another sophisticated-yet-subversive comedy like Meet the Parents.

Alas, my prayers were not answered. Saving Silverman is an often-funny farce -- and probably the best comedy we're going to see until the summer -- but it's a poor imitation of some much better movies, desperately longing to be Woody Allen while ending up as Adam Sandler.

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Southie Review


Bad
Rose McGowan? Thumbs up! Donnie Wahlberg? Thumbs way down. This shallow, vapid tale about a minor south Boston gang rivalry gets points for the cuties but thanks to a plot that is at turns utterly incomprehensible and breathtakingly stupid Southie is nigh unwatchable. Nice try with the Boston accents, and I'm giving Southie half a star for one of the best lines of dialogue in recent memory: "Take your panties and get outta here!" Does art imitate life or what!?

Something's Gotta Give Review


OK

While blessed with entertaining performances and uncommon earnestness (for a Hollywood movie) about the tribulations of middle-aged romance, there's something a little too artificial about "Something's Gotta Give."

Taking place largely in a Hamptons beach house (that is quite obviously a soundstage) where a divorcee playwright (Diane Keaton) has been duped into acting as nurse to an aging playboy (Jack Nicholson) after he's had a heart attack while fooling around with her flighty daughter (Amanda Peet), the film's snappy sense of humor is all too often undercut by affected romantic chemistry and by the overuse of facile cinematic conventions, like musical montages of characters laughing, talking and drinking wine while the camera circles them in the candlelight.

As written and directed by Nancy Meyers ("What Women Want," "The Parent Trap" remake), the unlikely love story that forms between Nicholson (who prefers "the complete, uncomplicated satisfaction of the younger woman") and Keaton (who has been adjusting to independence and getting over old-fashioned notions of spinsterhood) is a source of sophisticated laughs -- with the occasional low-brow guffaw thrown in for good measure (say, Nicholson's posterior peeking out of a hospital gown).

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Amanda Peet

Date of birth

11th January, 1972

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.70


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The Way, Way Back Movie Review

The Way, Way Back Movie Review

An especially strong script gives actors plenty to chew on in this comedy-drama, in which...

The Way, Way Back Trailer

The Way, Way Back Trailer

Duncan is a 14-year-old boy struggling to fit in anywhere and dealing with all the...

Identity Thief Movie Review

Identity Thief Movie Review

There's real potential in this premise for a ripping screwball comedy anchored by two likeable...

Identity Thief - Trailer Trailer

Identity Thief - Trailer Trailer

Sandy Bigelow Patterson is a successful businessman who lives in Denver, Colorado but his world...

Gulliver's Travels Movie Review

Gulliver's Travels Movie Review

Jonathan Swift's 1726 novel is given the Jack Black treatment in this lively, colourful romp,...

Gullivers Travels Trailer

Gullivers Travels Trailer

Gulliver works in a mail room, he's got big dreams and ambitions but he's never...

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Writer-director Holofcener cleverly keeps the emotions gurgling right under the surface of this engaging interpersonal...

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Kate and her husband Alex own a trendy furniture store on Fifth Avenue; the products...

Battle For Terra Movie Review

Battle For Terra Movie Review

Made two years before the similarly themed Avatar, this original, vividly designed sci-fi animation makes...

2012 Trailer

2012 Trailer

Watch the trailer for 2012It is said the apocalypse will happen in 2012, they world...

The X-Files: I Want to Believe Movie Review

The X-Files: I Want to Believe Movie Review

Apparently the lamentable last season or two of The X-Files and the 1998 mega-episode film...

Martian Child Movie Review

Martian Child Movie Review

Who's your daddy? John Cusack, from the looks of things.In films released this year, the...

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