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"Afternoon Delight" - Los Angeles Premiere

Erik Palladino - "Afternoon Delight" - Los Angeles Premiere - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 20th August 2013

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Afternoon Delight Premiere

Erik Palladino - Afternoon Delight Premiere - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Tuesday 20th August 2013

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2013 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash

Erik Palladino - 2013 Baby Buggy Bedtime Bash sponsored by Johnson & Johnson and the Britax 'B.O.B' held at the Victorian Gardens,Central Park - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 6th June 2013

Picture - Rachael Taylor, Samantha Logan, Helena... , Monday 24th September 2012

Rachael Taylor, Samantha Logan, Helena Mattsson, Mercedes Masohn, Vanessa Williams, Terry O'Quinn, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley and Erik Palladino - Rachael Taylor, Samantha Logan, Helena Mattsson, Mercedes Masohn, Vanessa Williams, Terry O'Quinn, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley and Erik Palladino Monday 24th September 2012 '666 Park Avenue' series premiere party at Crosby Street Hotel - Arrivals

Rachael Taylor, Samantha Logan, Helena Mattsson, Mercedes Masohn, Vanessa Williams, Terry O'Quinn, Dave Annable, Robert Buckley and Erik Palladino

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Erik Palladino Monday 24th September 2012 '666 Park Avenue' series premiere party at Crosby Street Hotel - Arrivals

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Buried Review


Weak
A high-concept premise with a fiendishly claustrophobic setting, this film at least has the courage of its own convictions. And Reynolds delivers a relentlessly effective performance. So it's a shame that it's not more involving than it is.

After being ambushed while working as a driver in Iraq, private contractor Paul (Reynolds) wakes up in the dark, and his lighter shows him that he's inside a coffin-shaped wooden box. There's also a mobile phone in there, and soon Paul is communicating with the kidnapper (Perez), who demands that he make a video plea for ransom. Paul also contacts both his company's emergency manager (Tobolowsky) and a government agent (Paterson) who promises to help. But time is running out as Paul uses up both the breathable air and his phone battery.

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U-571 Review


OK
It's finally time to reassess the submarine movie to see if it's outlived its useful life. I was skeptical enough when Crimson Tide came out in 1995, feeling like a knockoff of The Hunt for Red October, itself an homage to Das Boot, it something of an homage to Run Silent, Run Deep. They even made Down Periscope, which four years of therapy have not helped me to forget.

U-571 takes the Das Boot path, starring a dozen of the sweatiest men in Hollywood (the makeup department working overtime on this one), all led by everyone's favorite naked bongo player, Matthew McConaughey. Loosely based on real events, U-571 involves a WWII mission to capture a German Enigma encryption device from a sinking German submarine adrift in the middle of the Atlantic. Skipper Bill Paxton and his 2nd in charge McConaughey hop to the task, dressing up their wreck of a sub to look just like a German U-boat. One guy on the crew speaks German, so there shouldn't be a problem in posing as a rescue ship, right?

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Latter Days Review


Weak
It's not Angels in America, but Latter Days takes a stab at covering some of the same ground, namely what happens when a closet-case Mormon finally decides to let his freak flag fly and suffers the confusion and uncertainty (not to mention the damnation) that inevitably follows.

Call it fate (or call it the grinding gears of C. Jay Cox's screenplay) that plops a quartet of young Mormon missionaries including the tormented Aaron (Steve Sandvoss) into the LA apartment complex where shallow West Hollywood superstud and overall gay Adonis Christian (Wesley A. Ramsey) just happens to live across the way. Christian, his roommate Julie (Rebekah Johnson), and the other waiters at the restaurant where they work are highly amused by these uptight guys in white shirts and ties who seem to have landed from another planet. A bet is quickly made (grind, grind goes the screenplay): If Christian can bed a Mormon and snag his "sacred underwear," he'll win $50. It shouldn't be tough for a sexually magnetic guy who seems to have left a trail of satisfied one-night-stands from Santa Monica to San Bernardino.

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U-571 Review


Weak

Waiting for the "U-571" screening to begin the other night, I got into a conversation with a couple other reviewers, wondering aloud if there's any such thing as a bad submarine movie.

Somebody brought up "Down Periscope," a near-laughless 1996 military comedy with Kelsey Grammar, so we narrowed our discussion to submarine dramas.

"Gray Lady Down," someone else suggested, referring to a 1977 Charleton Heston sinking-survival yawner.

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