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Grudge Match Review


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It's a little annoying that this high-concept marketing project (Rocky vs Raging Bull!) is as entertaining as it is: we want to hate it, as tired actors are sending up their own faded images. But while the script never even tries to be something interesting, it at least gives the stars some engaging scenes to work with. And we can't help but cheer for them in the end.

The film stars with a bit of history (and digital trickery), as young bucks Henry "Razor" Sharp and Billy "The Kid" McDonnen (Stallone and De Niro) battle it out back in 1982. Local fans in Pittsburgh are divided between them and are hugely disappointed when, at the peak of their fame, Razor suddenly retires before a climactic rematch. Now some 30 years later, a young promoter (Hart) decides to finally get them back together in the ring. But this stirs up an old feud involving Kid's affair with Razor's wife Sally (Basinger), which resulted in a son BJ (Bernthal), who's now a father himself. Can these two men possibly work together to promote their epic grudge match?

Silly question. Of course they start off gruffly snarling at each other but eventually find the expected mutual respect. And that's about the extent of the acting required of these two iconic stars. Add some fast-talking comedy from Hart, veteran battiness from Arkin, steely femininity from Basinger and soulfulness from Bernthal and the film at least has a veneer of complexity. But aside from wondering whether the filmmakers will fudge the final match so no one loses (they don't), there isn't much to worry about.

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Josh Brolin Is Crazy For The Storm


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Josh Brolin is in talks to star in Sean Penn's 'Crazy for the Storm'.

The 'Men In Black 3' actor has entered negotiations with Warner Bros. about the prospect of appearing in the big screen adaptation of keen surfer and skier Norman Ollestad's memoir of the same name.

The book reveals how the skills Norman's father - who Josh will portray in the movie - taught him when he was young helped him to survive a plane crash which left him stranded alone on a mountain at the age of 11.

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Fred Willard Fired After Arrest


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U.S. funnyman Fred Willard has been fired from his job as a narrator at U.S. TV network Pbs following his arrest for lewd conduct.

The Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy star, 72, was taken into custody on Wednesday night (18Jul12) after undercover vice officers allegedly caught him masturbating while watching a porn film at adult movie cinema Tiki Theater in Hollywood.

He was booked for the misdemeanour and released.

Willard's headline-grabbing bust has already had a negative affect on his career - Pbs bosses have dropped the actor as the narrator of the network's Market Warriors reality show. The programme is a spin-off of the popular Antiques Roadshow.

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Beyonce Knowles' Pregnancy To Delay Star Is Born Remake?


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Beyonce Knowles' pregnancy could delay production on 'A Star Is Born'.

The 'Halo' singer announced she is expecting her first child with husband Jay-Z during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (28.08.11) and while filming of the Clint Eastwood directed remake about an aspiring singer who falls for an older rock star was set to begin in February, her pregnancy could push back filming to later in the year.

However, this will allow Clint to find a co-star for Beyonce after his first choice Leonardo Dicaprio turned down the part.

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Leonardo Dicaprio To Star With Beyonce In A Star Is Born?


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Leonardo Dicaprio could join Beyonce Knowles in the remake of 'A Star Is Born'.

The 'Inception' star is currently working with Clint Eastwood on the biopic 'J. Edgar' but the Oscar winning director is hoping to persuade Leonardo to appear opposite Beyonce in the movie about an aspiring singer who falls for an older rock star, Deadline.com reports.

Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and 'Mad Men's Jon Hamm have all previously been linked with the role.

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Clint Eastwood To Direct Beyonce In New Movie


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Clint Eastwood is to direct Beyonce Knowles in a remake of 'A Star Is Born'.

The Oscar-winning actor-and-director is in talks with the stunning star to take on the role of an aspiring singer who falls for an older rock star in the movie.

No announcement has been made on the male lead but Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and 'Mad Men's Jon Hamm have all been linked with the role.

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Beyonce Knowles In Talks For A Star Is Born


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Beyonce Knowles will star in a remake of 'A Star Is Born'.

The 29-year-old star is in talks to take on the role of an aspiring singer who falls for an older rock star in the movie, which will be directed by Clint Eastwood and his producing partner Rob Lorenzo.

No announcement has been made on the male lead but Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr. and 'Mad Men's' Jon Hamm have all been linked with the role.

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The Dukes Of Hazzard: The Beginning Review


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It seems that all bad movies deserve a direct-to-DVD sequel, so why not a sloppy prequel to the film version of The Dukes of Hazzard, purporting to tell the "beginning" of the Duke boys story?

Along this 95-minute ride we'll find out where the General Lee came from (dredged from a lake), why everybody hates Boss Hogg (because he's a money-grubbing jerk), and how Daisy got so hot (she just had to take off her glasses and give her wardrobe a trim). If these are burning questions that keep you up at night then, by all means, purchase this DVD immediately.

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The Dukes Of Hazzard Review


Weak
I have no problem admitting that the main reason I wanted to review The Dukes of Hazzard was to see Jessica Simpson strutting her stuff in some ass-cheek-hugging short shorts. Yummy! Much of the film's early buzz has been on Simpson's big screen debut as bombshell Daisy Duke. Yet what's been lost amongst all the discussions of Simpson's rump are the even bigger questions surrounding the reasons for reviving this small, unsubstantial television relic from the '80s that few of us remember.

Now, I know I'm not the only one seeing Hazzard because of Simpson, and quite frankly, she's the film's biggest draw. This is her Crossroads. But let me caution that while you'll come to see Simpson, it's really the zoom-zoom of that little orange 1969 Dodge Charger that will make you stay. When the film is all said and done, I'm guessing that you'll leave the theater wondering what all the fuss over Simpson was about to begin with.

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What A Girl Wants Review


Weak
Don't be fooled by the title. Despite being named after a Christina Aguilera song, What a Girl Wants is not a movie about a good-girl-turned-trashy-ho. Rather, it's the story of a sweet, all-American girl who generally enjoys her life but can't get past one thing: She's never met her father. As her high school days come to an end, young Daphne Reynolds (Amanda Bynes) decides it's time to meet this mysterious man who managed to woo her mother so many years ago, and so she throws her passport into her backpack and heads off to London.

What ensues is a standard fairy tale: Daphne quickly finds her father, Henry (Colin Firth), but is hindered in her attempt to forge a meaningful relationship thanks to an evil stepmother and debutante stepsister who are only interested in Henry's status and wealth. Fortunately, Daphne's got her American charm on her side and, with the help of her wise grandmother and cute new boyfriend, she's able to win Henry's heart and even manages to get him back together with mom. They all live happily ever after, as we are told at the end.

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