Sean Spicer still has not conceded #DWTS
Peter and Kyle Reynolds have always been close brothers, not only are they twins but a family loss at a young age also made them closer. The man are now grown up now and their mother (Helen) is about to re-marry. Her two sons travel to her wedding and she decides to tell her boys the truth behind what happened to their father.
From a young age Peter and Kyle have both believed that they lost their father to colon cancer and as such, Peter even formed his career around his father's illness as a way of dedication to his memory. What their mother tells them takes them both by surprise; she doesn't actually know who their dad is, he could be one of many people that she had a relationship with.
The brothers set off on a mission to find out who their dad really is, there's a famous sport star and a tattooed hothead (who Kyle feels is quite similar to Peter) both of whom might tell the brothers more information about their mom than they ever need to know.
This may look like it's going to be a zany Christmas romp, but it's really a warm exploration of family connections, essentially an American take on Love Actually's multi-strand comedy-drama. At least it has an unusually strong cast and moments of hilarity scattered throughout the story. And while it's never very deep, the themes are strongly resonant.
The Cooper family is gathering for what Charlotte (Diane Keaton) hopes will be one last perfect Christmas together. She knows that her 40-year marriage to Sam (John Goodman) is on the brink, but is ignoring that to plan a massive dinner. Their son Hank (Ed Helms) is stinging from divorce and unemployment, while daughter Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) has picked up a hunky soldier (Jake Lacy) in the airport and asks him to pose as her boyfriend so her family will stop asking about her love life. Meanwhile, Charlotte's father Bucky (Alan Arkin) is trying to cheer up his favourite waitress (Amanda Seyfried), and Charlotte's sister Emma (Marisa Tomei) is delayed when a cop (Anthony Mackie) arrests her for shoplifting.
Narrated with wry joviality by Steve Martin, the interwoven stories are fairly simplistic, but each touches a raw nerve. And the above-average cast brings out the underlying themes without overplaying their scenes. Keaton and Goodman add subtle shades to the slightly undemanding central roles, while Arkin finds a couple of new textures to his usual twinkly grandad persona. Helms and Wilde strike the right balance in their intriguingly unlikeable roles, while Tomei gets the most complex character as a woman who feels like she's merely watched her life drift along. By contrast, the outsiders played by Seyfried, Lacy and Mackie are much less defined, but each actor brings just enough magnetic energy. The most wasted performer is June Squibb, as a ditzy old aunt who's little more than the requisite gross-out relative.
Continue reading: Love The Coopers (aka Christmas With The Coopers) Review
The stars turn out for the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival, while Tomorrowland holds a child-friendly premiere in California, and Miles Teller and Jonah Hill are on location in Miami. Trailers arrive for Woody Allen's Irrational Man, the long-awaited Vacation sequel, Meryl Streep's musical Ricki and the Flash, and the Hathaway-De Niro comedy The Intern...
The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the French Riviera this week with acting icon Catherine Deneuve, who stars in the opening night film Standing Tall. She was joined on the red carpet by a glamorous line-up including Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller and Jane Seymour.
Catherine Deneuve at Cannes Film Festival
As well as director Rawson Marshall Thurber, cast members including 'The Office' star Ed Helms, and 'Son of Rambow' actor Will Poulter all arrived on the red carpet at the 'We're The Millers' New York premiere held at the Ziegfeld Theater.
Watch carefully to see if you can notice anything unusual going on in Mumford & Sons' new music video.
The video begins just like any other Mumford & Sons vid; nothing to suspect here. Rays of sunlight obscure the banjo twanging members as they play in the middle of a country field. There's out of focus striding through long grass and slow motion walking up a dirt track with their folk instruments. There's no reason to believe the band on video could be any other performers than the British folksters themselves.
The Group Let Themselves Be Parodied.
That is, until the sun-streaked dust clears and our suspicions are aroused. Is that really Marcus Mumford? Isn't Ted Dwane's beard looking a bit raggier than usual? Wait a minute - that worn, rustic, wooden instrument isn't really being played. They're fakes!
The Cannes Festival winds down this weekend with Steven Soderbergh, Alexander Payne and the Coen Brothers all pleasing the critics.
The big global release this week is The Hangover Part III, and the cast has been jetting around the world for premieres in Los Angeles and London, where fans screamed at actors Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Ken Jeong as they paraded up the red carpet. The critical response hasn't been quite as positive.
The 66th Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend in France. Critics are praising new films by Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelabra starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon), Alexander Payne (Nebraska with Bruce Dern) and the Coen Brothers (Inside Llewyn Davis with break-out actor Oscar Isaac). They weren't so thrilled by Ryan Gosling's reunion with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn for Only God Forgives, although they praised costar Kristin Scott Thomas for going far against type.
Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis are interviewed about the last instalment of 'The Hangover' comedy series. They talk about their feelings on leaving the movie, first impressions of each other and laughing on set.
Ed Helms - Celebrities leaving 'The Hangover Part III'' Afterparty held at Roka restaurant. Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis then headed for a house party in Chelsea - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, Todd Phillips, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis - 'The Hangover Part III' - European film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd May 2013
It's not looking pretty for this hangover.
It seems the Hangover franchise is still hung-over from its initial outing; it simply hasn’t been able to recreate the magic of the first film. The reviews are in for the Wolfpack’s third outing, and it’s not looking pretty.
There will have been one goal for this film, okay maybe two: be better than the second film, which was awful, and make loads of money. According to the reviews, you can kiss that first objective goodbye. Having said that, the second film was really awful. “Bad scripting, bad plotting, terrible joke formulation, and not a single character actually having a hangover until part-way through the end credits. What kind of a Hangover movie is this?” ponder The Telegraph in their review. “Tonally a complete departure from the rest of the series, which is at once laudably brave and disappointingly unfunny,” write film magazine, Empire, while Stefan Pape of HeyUGuys writes: “So as we bid farewell to Phil, Stu and Alan once and for all, it's just not quite the riotous comedy you had hoped it would be."
Continue reading: Hangover III Reviews – Wolfpack Fail To Say Goodbye In Style
This is the third and final Hangover film, so it's time to say goodbye
It started as a joke; a low-budget, quirky movie about three guys who have the night of their lives, and then have the time of their lives sorting out the mess they’ve made. Now, it’s a multi-million dollar franchise, and this weekend, it enters its third and final movie, The Hangover Part III.
“We just stumbled on that one thing and thought it would be an interesting thing to explore as far as what that meant and what it's about. So we didn't do it like that, but I do know the movies pretty well,” says Director Todd Phillips on how the Hangover idea was born.
Take a look at Yahoo's new venture
Yahoo are taking part in an initiative called Digital NewFronts. This is where leading digital media companies host give presentation of their new shows. The bottom line? Advertising bucks.
"Tonight is about three things: innovation, premium content and advertising performance," said Meyer at the opening, disagreeing with our bottom line statement. The true goal of the evening was to tempt high-paying advertisers. But what are the shows about, that’s what we want to know. Well there’s Tiny Commando, which was created by The Office star Ed Helms, who’ll be teaming up with Chuck's Zachary Levi and Community's Gillian Jacobs to star the series about a four-inch-tall private investigator. "I don't just play a nerd in the Hangover movies," said Helms. "I am a nerd. I grew up playing with radio-controlled cars. It allows me to get into the fantasy world." Then there’s Losing Your Virginity With John Stamos, featuring the actor interviewing celebrities about their first sexual experiences. "I was going to pitch it to a network," said Stamos. Spurlock responded that "there was only one place that would put that on," before belting out a "Yahoooo" yell. "We're going to do re-enactments (of celebrity first sexual experiences) with puppets, Barbies, animation," said Stamos.
Yahoo are making competitive strides into the TV market. They’re hosting all 38 seasons of Saturday Night Live starting in September. And beginning this summer, Yahoo will join up with WWE to host a Monday Night Raw pre-show.
Time magazine releases details of this week's Time 100 issue.
The annual list of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people is being published this week, previewed today (April 18, 2013) on USA Today. This year, the magazine will be publishing seven different covers, each with a different person on the front. On the domestic issues, Jennifer Lawrence, Jay-Z, Elon Musk (CEO and founder, SpaceX; co-founder, Tesla Motors and PayPal), Sen. Rand Paul and teen activist Malala Yousafzai each landed a slot, whilst the international covers were split between Aamit Khan and Li Na.
Each of the people on the list is profiled by another celebrity or well-known figure. Jodie Foster wrote about Jennifer Lawrence, saying “You'll remember where you were when you first felt it, how you were stuck to one spot like a small animal considering its end. The Jennifer Lawrence Stare. It cuts a searing swath in your gut. A reckoning. I remember going to the cutting rooms of Winter's Bone. I thought, Sure, this girl can act. But, man, this girl can also just be." The comic actress Mindy Kaling was profiled by her Office co-star Ed Helms, who said “Mindy Kaling embodies the trifecta of being brilliant, wonderful and hilarious. Because that is statistically impossible, it can mean only one thing: she was created by an evil scientist to lull us into a giddy stupor in order to control our minds. … To be made fun of by Mindy is to feel special. I've learned so much from working alongside her, and I'm proud to call her a friend. I just wish she hadn't been created by an evil scientist.”
The US president Barack Obama was included on the list for the eighth time – that’s more than any other person currently on the list. 35 women were included on this year’s list.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Amongst Time Magazine's Time 100 Cover Stars
Alan Garner is going through real emotional trauma when his beloved father passes away. Following the funeral, his friends Stu, Phil and Doug decide to take him back to Las Vegas to recuperate with the hope that previous experience and lack of upcoming weddings will prevent them from getting into any major trouble again with gangs or escaped wild animals. However, that hope is soon shattered when they are jumped by a brutal gang who demand to know where they can find their flamboyant gangster friend Leslie Chow who has allegedly stole $21 million dollars. As expected, the Wolfpack end up in enormous, but hilarious, trouble yet again which leads them to question their friendship ties and vacation choices. Will the foursome survive Sin City this time round? And will Alan find the peace he's looking for?
The Wolfpack returns in the last instalment of this side-splitting trilogy. Academy Award nominated director Todd Phillips ('Road Trip', 'Due Date') returns once more with the co-writer from 'Part II', Craig Mazin ('Identity Thief', 'Superhero Movie', 'Scary Movie 4'). It looks to be a spectacular end to the film series as the foursome's previous alcohol-fuelled vacations come back to haunt them. It is scheduled for release in UK cinemas on May 24th 2013.
The Wolf Pack are back on the hunt in The Hangover Part III
After months of waiting, the first official trailer for Todd Phillips' 'The Hangover: Part III' is finally here - and guess what? The boys are heading back to Las Vegas. The promo promises that "it all ends here," which is probably just as well given the dismal critical reception of the sequel.
Phil, Stu and Alan - aka Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis - are all back for one last drunken adventure. The trailer begins with the sounds of Franz Schubert's 'Ave Maria' - though it's not some Italian tenor singing the words, it's Alan pouring his heart out at a funeral! "My god - he has the voice of an angel," Phil observes, "It's breath-taking!" says Stu.
Stu, Phil, Alan and Doug return to Las Vegas in the hilarious third instalment of 'The Hangover' movie series. Nobody's getting married this time, but if you think the absence of a bachelor party will calm this lot down, you are so wrong. Following the events of 'The Hangover' which saw them get attacked by gangsters, mauled by a tiger, tasered by cops and inadvertently married, and of course the events of 'The Hangover Part II' which took them to Thailand where they got tattooed, shot by Russian mobsters and had sex with transgender hookers, the conclusion to this trilogy doesn't look to fare much better as these wild boys set out for one last mayhem-fuelled weekend in Sin City.
Continue: The Hangover Part III - Teaser Trailer
The Hangover III trailer has finally arrived with plenty of action and intrigue. It should prove to be a great conclusion to a successful franchise.
The Hangover franchise has been enormously successful fiscally and critically. It's crude and fairly disgusting at times with a few nice twists to keep audiences entertained, plus it's launched the career of Bradley Cooper to the upper echelons of actorly stardom in his Oscar nominated movie Silver Lingings Playbook. The trailer for the third and final movie in the series has just been released. Despite the fear that the gang's returning to Las Vegas would feel like a rehash of the original, by the looks of the trailer like we're in for a brand new ride.
The first surprise is Alan's uncharacteristically beautiful voice (yes, just like Tom Hooper's epic Les Mis, Zach Galifinakis sang that live too. We hope.) singing Ave Maria at someone's funeral. The second surprise is that this story returns to Las Vegas. The Hangover II's Bangkok setting could have been the beginning of an enormous franchise that toured the world's best cities and the potentially insane adventures in each one. But the writers and producers have played smart by taking it back to the scene of the crime.
Continue reading: The Gang Returns To Las Vegas In The Hangover 3 Trailer
In the all-fake town of Thnead-ville, presided over by a greedy corporate-boss mayor (Riggle) who sells breathable air in bottles, nerdy pre-teen Ted (Efron) is trying to impress a girl (Swift). So with the encouragement of his grandmother (White), he sneaks beyond the town's walls to find an extinct real tree. There the outcast Once-ler (Helms) tells him the story of the Lorax (DeVito), an orange fur-ball who speaks for the trees and finally gave up hope.
Unless there's a change of heart and people recognise that they need the trees after all.
Continue reading: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Review
At 30, Jeff (Segel) is wasting his life in his mother's basement. Frustrated that he's not more ambitious, like older brother Pat (Helms), Mom (Sarandon) sends him out on an errand. But everything that happens when he's outside reinforces his belief in some sort of cosmic destiny that's guiding his every step. He also gets involved with Pat, who's showing off his new Porsche just as he learns that his wife (Greer) might be cheating on him. Meanwhile, Mom is perplexed by the fact that she has a secret admirer at work.
Continue reading: Jeff, Who Lives At Home Review
Jeff could not be more different from his brother Pat. Where Pat is a successful businessman in a happy marriage, Jeff lives in his mother's basement all day, smoking weed and watching his favourite film, Signs. Drawing deep significance from the film, Jeff starts to believe that everything in life has a purpose. This takes its toll on his mother, who is tired of Jeff staying indoors all day. Also becoming irritated by his brother's behaviour is Pat, who has much better things to do than pick up after his brother.
Continue: Jeff, Who Lives At Home Trailer
Ted is a young boy who lives in the perfect town: everything is clean and perfectly manufactured. Plastic flowers spring out of the ground when you go past and they come complete with mechanical, chirping birds. The one thing that the town doesn't have is trees, something that is completely alien to Ted but not to his crush, Audrey.
Continue: The Lorax Trailer
Underneath the famous Muppet Theatre, oil has been discovered. Tex Richman, an oilman, finds out and plans to demolish the theatre so he can start drilling. Walter, Gary and Mary are three friends who also happen to be huge fans of The Muppets. They plan to stage what they call 'The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever', so they can raise $10 million to stop the destruction of the Muppet Theatre.
Continue: The Muppets Trailer
Having finally put the embarrassment of "that" weekend in Las Vegas behind him, Stu (Helms) is ready to settle down with fiance Lauren (Chung), who's planning their romantic wedding in Thailand. But after a night drinking on the beach, Stu wakes up in a Bangkok flat with fast-thinking friend Phil (Cooper), nutcase Alan (Galifianakis), an eerily smart monkey and Mr Chow (Jeong), the criminal who caused such chaos in Vegas. The problem is that Lauren's 16-year-old brother Teddy (Mason Lee) is missing. But what exactly happened last night?
Continue reading: The Hangover Part II Review
Best friends Phil, Alan, Stu and Doug reunite for yet another wedding, this time, it's Stu's turn to tie the knot and he and his fiancé decide the perfect location for their marriage will be in Thailand. After experiencing Doug's pre-wedding rituals in Las Vegas, Stu has opted for a far more civilized stag do, he's arranged for he and his boys to have brunch. The guys are joined by Stu's wife-to-be's (teenage) brother, after all they're only going for brunch, four grown men should be able to look after him.
Continue: The Hangover: Part II Trailer
In Brown Valley, Wisconsin, Tim (Helms) is an earnest mid-30s insurance salesman in love with his 7th-grade teacher (Weaver), who's only using him for sex. Oblivious to the moral failings of people around him, Tim heads to an insurance convention in Cedar Rapids, the biggest city he's ever seen. There his worldview is smashed by the outrageous antics of his colleagues, including party boy Dean (Reilly), married but flirty Joan (Heche) and repressed nice guy Ronald (Whitlock), as they all contend with insurance president Orin (Smith) for coveted Two Diamonds status.
Continue reading: Cedar Rapids Review
Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) is getting married in two days, and his best friends Phil Wenneck (Bradley Cooper) and dentist Dr. Stu Price (Ed Helms) are taking him to Vegas for his bachelor party. Unfortunately, the groom's freakish future brother-in-law Alan (Zach Galifianakis) is tagging along as well. With their villa at Caesar's Palace secured, they head up to the hotel roof for a round of shots before hitting the strip. The next morning, Doug is gone and the remaining "party" members awake in a sea of destruction. Stu has lost a tooth. There's a newborn baby in the closet. And there's a real man-eating tiger in the bathroom. Hoping to track down their pal, Phil, Stu, and Alan begin searching. Eventually, they run into Asian gangsters, Mike Tyson, and Stu's quickie stripper bride Jade (Heather Graham), but no Doug. And time is running out before the groom has to walk down the aisle.
Continue reading: The Hangover Review
For the tiny extraterrestrials from the planet Nil, Earth seems like the perfect solution to their problems. With their homeland long depleted of its main energy source -- salt -- the aliens plan on using an ocean-draining orb to replenish their supplies. In their humanoid-shaped and -sized starship piloted by a courageous captain (Murphy), they will infiltrate Manhattan, locate the missing device (it crash landed there three months earlier) and complete their mission. Along the way, the newly-named vessel Dave Ming Chang (Murphy, again) will befriend a young widow (Elizabeth Banks) and her son Josh (Austin Lynd Myers). As the police try to track down the man-shaped craft, a mutiny among the crew puts all in danger.
Continue reading: Meet Dave Review
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