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How To Be Single Review

Very Good

There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life are a nicely updated twist on the Sex and the City formula. The film is also often very funny, keeping the energy levels high while refusing to go down the usual narrative route in each of the loosely intertwined plot-strands.

It's set in New York, of course, where Alice (Dakota Johnson) is newly single and starting a new job. Her colleague Robin (Rebel Wilson) takes her under her wing, teaching her how to be single in the big city. Alice's sister Meg (Leslie Mann) is a maternity doctor who's suddenly feeling the need to have a child of her own. Then just as she becomes pregnant using a sperm bank, she meets the outrageously charming Ken (Jake Lacy), who she thinks might be too young for her. Meanwhile, Alice's neighbour Lucy (Alison Brie) is flirting with the womanising local barman Tom (Anders Holm) as she looks for her perfect man.

Yes, this is another movie in which women define themselves by their aching need for a man. This kind of undermines the "you have to be happy on your own" message, although at least the three main romantic-comedy plots don't fit into the usual cliched structure. The film is packed with frank, girly conversations, exploring how it feels to be single in a society in which coupling up is seen as the ultimate goal. So while commenting on every possible aspect of sex and relationships, the script also tries to say that it's perfectly fine to remain happily unattached. Thankfully, the cast is grounded enough to balance the comedy and romance in realistic situations. Johnson, Brie and Mann all deliver funny, revealing performances as smart women who make silly decisions. Wilson, by contrast, is mere comic relief in the same role she always plays.

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When Alice finds herself single after her last relationship comes to an end, her friend Robin takes it on herself to remind Alice how to play the field and have fun! Robin knows if Alice gets caught up in a lul it'll take her much longer to recover, so she teaches Alice a few tricks to have fun and cheap nights out.

Whilst Robin means well, Alice's views on how to get over her breakup differ to her friends but eventually she comes to realise that Robin might have a point - so much so that her new way of life might just help a few more of her friends too. How To Be Single is a lighthearted take on a group of female friends who are all trying to deal with different life issues.

How To Be Single is produced by Drew Barrymore and is directed by Christian Ditter.

Damon Wayans Jr. Set To Leave 'New Girl' After Season 4


Damon Wayans Jr.

Damon Wayans Jr. is fast becoming one of television's most desired comedic stars, and it seems receiving so many offers has proven just too tempting. The 32-year-old will depart from the cast of 'New Girl' once filming of the Fox Comedy's current forth season is complete in May.

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Wayans will leave the cast of 'New Girl' at the end of season 4

Wayans, who will not return to the show if as a regular next series if it gets renewed for Season 5 as expected, appeared on the very first pilot of 'New Girl' as the third roommate but unexpectedly had to leave because ABC surprisingly renewed another season of 'Happy Endings'.

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Big Hero 6 Review


Good

Fans of bright, flashy things will love this colourful, kinetic animated adventure, although anyone seeking originality or involving characters should probably look elsewhere. This is the first Disney animation based on a Marvel comic book, although they have essentially only retained the title and a vague semi-Asian setting. The result is a film that feels like something you've already seen before, with the usual Disney plot formula, characters and action beats, plus lots of sentimentality. At least it's witty and fast-paced enough to keep us entertained.

The futuristic setting is San Fransokyo, a slightly more Japanese version of San Francisco in which 15-year-old computer-geek orphan Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) lives with his Aunt Cass (Maya Rudolph). Both are shaken when Hiro's brother Tadashi dies in an explosion Hiro thinks he might have caused. Then he meets Tadashi's health-care robot invention Baymax (Scott Adsit), a cuddly inflatable creature who just wants to take care of Hiro. He goes along with Hiro's plan to turn him into a fighting machine that helps find the masked man who stole Hiro's microbot invention and actually caused the explosion. Baymax also helps Hiro assemble the Big Hero 6 team, adding Tadashi's nerd-inventor pals: goofy Fred (T.J. Miller), rebellious Go Go (Jamie Chung), nice-guy Wasabi (Damon Wayans Jr.) and girly Honey Lemon (Genesis Rodriguez). Together they set out to stop the villain before he enacts his nefarious plan.

All of this is animated with bright colours and a snappy sense of the technology. There are several exhilarating set-pieces along the way as the young heroes work out their special powers by inventing all sorts of gadgets. But nothing about the script meaningfully deepens these characters. Each person on-screen is essentially one personality trait, while potentially colourful side roles (including Aunt Cass) are left badly undefined. What holds the interest is the superb interaction between Hiro and Baymax, mainly because of the obvious affection between them. And also because Baymax has all of the film's funniest lines.

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Damien Wayans and Damon Wayans Jr - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the World premiere of Screen Gems comedy film "The Wedding Ringer" starring Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Alan Ritchson and Josh Gad among others. The premiere was held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 6th January 2015

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Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone and Damon Wayans Jr - Zooey Deschanel filming a new episode of the hit FOX tv show 'New Girl' on a rainy day in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th December 2014

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Zooey Deschanel and Hannah Simone
Zooey Deschanel and Hannah Simone
Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone and Damon Wayans Jr

Damon Wayans Jr - FOX Eco-Casino Fall Party 2014 - Arrivlas - Santa Monica, California, United States - Tuesday 9th September 2014

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Damon Wayans Jr

Samara Saraiva and Damon Wayans Jr. - 'Let's Be Cops' Los Angeles premiere - Arrivals - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 8th August 2014

Samara Saraiva and Damon Wayans Jr.
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Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson
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Damon Wayans Jr.
Samara Saraiva and Damon Wayans Jr.

Rob Riggle, Keegan Michael Key, Nina Dobrev and Damon Wayans Jr - Comic-Con International: San Diego - 20th Century Fox presentation at San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, California, United States - Friday 25th July 2014

Rob Riggle, Keegan Michael Key, Nina Dobrev and Damon Wayans Jr
Rob Riggle and Keegan Michael Key
Rob Riggle, Keegan Michael Key, Nina Dobrev and Damon Wayans Jr
Rob Riggle, Keegan Michael Key, Nina Dobrev and Damon Wayans Jr
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Big Hero 6 Trailer


Hiro Hamada is a young robotics virtuoso whose best friend is a large, balloon-like humanoid machine named Baymax which he designed at the San Fransokyo Institute Of Technology. However, having such expert knowledge in this kind of scientific field is bound to be dangerous and soon enough they find themselves under attack from a vicious enemy who sends his army of miniature robots after them. Going to the police proves fruitless, and so Hiro decides he must fight back. He designs a powerful suit for Baymax and joins a team of like-minded vigilantes who have been appointed by the government to save the world; they are Wasabi-No-Ginger, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago and Fred and together they form the ultimate superhero team. Hiro and his friends must uncover the villain's plot of destruction – without breaking curfew.

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Video - Lea Michele Turned Heads With Plunging Neckline At FOX Upfronts - Part 8


'Glee' star Lea Michele turned heads in a very short, green, silky dress with an extremely daring plunging neckline at the FOX Upfronts presentation at The Beacon Theater in New York.

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Video - 'New Girl' Stars Hit The Blue Carpet At FOX Upfronts - Part 7


The cast of American sitcom 'New Girl' including Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris, Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson hit the blue carpet at 2014 FOX Network Upfront presentation which took place at The Beacon Theater in New York. Main star Zooey Deschanel was also present at the event.

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Let's Be Cops Trailer


A pair of best pals are at the point where they are contemplating why nothing in their lives seems to have turned out right so far. To take their mind off their money issues, however, they decide to attend a life-changing costume party - dressed as cops. Everyone seems to assume that they really are law enforcers and they decide to abuse their position by executing their 'power' over party-goers for various minor issues. Hooked on their so-called status, they decide to purchase an old police car despite the risk of being sent to jail for several years for impersonating officers of the law. They are soon favoured by the neighbourhood for their laid-back attitude, but as their fame starts to spiral out of control, they find themselves caught up in the real life criminal underworld with no easy way out.

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Damon Wayans Jr. Will Star In 'New Girl' For Rest Of Season 3


Damon Wayans Jr.

Damon Wayans Jr. will feature in the rest of the 3rd season of Zooey Deschanel's 'New Girl'.

According to E!News, Fox announced that they have signed the actor for the remainder of the season as a "special guest star".

Wayans appeared on the very first pilot of 'New Girl' as the third roommate but unexpectedly had to leave because ABC surprisingly renewed another season of 'Happy Endings'.

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Remember 'Coach' From The 'New Girl' Pilot? Well He's Back


Zooey Deschanel Damon Wayans Jr. Max Greenfield

After appearing once in the pilot episode of Fox comedy New Girl, Damon Wayans Jr. was nowhere to be seen in the succeeding episodes and even seemed to have been replaced by Lamorne Morris' Winston Bishop. Two and a half years later and Damon made his triumphant return to the apartment to reunite with his old friends for six episodes.

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Coach Returned To 'New Girl' During Last Night's Episode.

His character disappeared after Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moved in to the LA apartment with Nick (Jake Johnson) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield). However, Coach's return has ramifications for Nick and Jess' newly kindled relationship and his presence harks back to a time when all the flatmates were living as single guys together.

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How to Be Single Movie Review

How to Be Single Movie Review

There isn't much originality in this rude female-led comedy, but its observations on single life...

How To Be Single Trailer

How To Be Single Trailer

When Alice finds herself single after her last relationship comes to an end, her friend...

Big Hero 6 Movie Review

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Fans of bright, flashy things will love this colourful, kinetic animated adventure, although anyone seeking...

Big Hero 6 Trailer

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Let's Be Cops Trailer

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