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Nintendo's 'Splatoon Mess Fest' at the Santa Monica Pier

James Marsden - Nintendo's 'Splatoon Mess Fest' at the Santa Monica Pier celebrates the launch of the new video game 'Splatoon' at Santa Monica Pier - Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica Pier - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 15th May 2015

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James Marsden and Mary Marsden

A Week In Movies: Tribeca Wraps In New York, 'Madding Crowd' And 'D Train' Hold US Premieres, A New Trailer Drops For 'Mad Max', And There Are First Looks At 'Legend', 'Black Mass' And 'Strangerland'


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The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.

Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin CorriganPaul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Corrigan

Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here. 

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Los Angeles premiere of 'The D Train'

James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jack Black - A variety of celebrities were snapped as they arrived for the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The D Train' which was held at the ArcLight in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th April 2015

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James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jack Black
James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jack Black
James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jack Black
James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jack Black

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Review


Excellent

Like The Wind Rises, this Oscar-nominated Studio Ghibli animation is a proper cinematic epic, telling a sprawling story with artistry, invention and vivid characters that leave most Hollywood animated movies in the dust. It's based on a 10th century Japanese folktale that's packed with resonant themes, and it's been animated in a way that makes it look like a childhood storybook come to life. So even if it feels rather long at 2 hours 17 minutes, the visual minimalism is relentlessly beautiful.

The story begins in the countryside, where farmer Okina (James Caan in the English-language version) finds a tiny girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) in a bamboo stalk. Believing her to be a princess, he raises her with his wife Ouna (Mary Steenburgen). When he finds silk and gold in his bamboo grove, Okina decides that the gods want them to raise the now-teen girl in a more regal setting, so they all move to the capital, where she's officially named Princess Kaguya and becomes the most eligible girl in the kingdom, attracting offers from five wealthy men, plus His Majesty (Dean Cain) himself. But Kaguya is longing for the quieter life in the country, and misses her childhood pal Sutemaru (Darren Criss).

As it develops, the story becomes deeper and richer, offering hints as to where the events are headed, although nothing prepares us for the final-act sequence, which feels almost anachronistic in its surreally eclectic splendour. But by then, we have become completely engulfed in Kaguya's story, identifying with her longing to reconnect with the friends who used to call her "L'il Bamboo" because she grew up much more quickly than they did. This tension between sophisticated high society and rural simplicity adds an extra layer of meaning to the entire film, as does the running commentary about Japan's gender politics. And the hint of romance between Kaguya and Sutemaru offers further subversion of the social order.

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Unfinished Business Review


Unbearable

More than just a misfire, this attempt at a rude comedy goes so spectacularly wrong that it actually contradicts its own jokes even as it's telling them. But then it undermines everything as it goes along, for example indulging rampantly in comical cruelty before trying to say something meaningful about the dangers of bullying. The real question is how the cast members could have agreed to make a movie in which they all come across as incoherent idiots.

The story opens as Dan (Vince Vaughn) clashes with his boss Chuck (Sienna Miller) then quits dramatically, taking newly retired Tim (Tom Wilkinson) and airhead newbie Mike (Dave Franco) with him to start a new sales company. But after a year, business isn't good, and the future hinges on making a massive deal with Bill and Jim (Nick Frost and James Marsden). The problem is that Chuck is also bidding for the business, so Dan, Tim and Mike fly off to Maine and then Berlin to seal the deal with a handshake. Impossibly they arrive in Berlin at the same time as Oktoberfest, the marathon, a gay S&M festival and the G8 Summit, with its accompanying anarchist protest. Meanwhile back home, Dan's wife (June Diane Raphael) is having problems with the kids.

Frankly, there is so much going on in this film that it's exhausting. It's as if screenwriter Conrad just threw everything he could think of onto the page and didn't worry if it made even a lick of sense. Every scene feels interrupted by a bit of random chaos that isn't remotely amusing. And despite making a movie that's obsessed with sex, the filmmakers are unable to decide whether they want to make fun of it or are terrified of it (so they end up being both at the same time). Each time something interesting or funny threatens to happen, it's sideswiped by something so breathtakingly bungled that we don't know where to look.

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Vince Vaughn Handprints and Footprints Ceremony

Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and James Marsden - American comedy actor Vince Vaughn was photographed as he was awarded with a Handprints and Footprints Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 4th March 2015

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Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and James Marsden
Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn
Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and James Marsden
Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn and James Marsden

James Marsden goes shopping in Beverly Hills

James Marsden - James Marsden goes shopping in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 11th February 2015

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James Marsden arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport

James Marsden - James Marsden arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 17th January 2015

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Video - James Marsden And Emma Roberts Are Radiant Red Carpet Goers At The Valentino Sala Bianca 945 Launch - Part 5


'X-Men' star James Marsden and Emma Roberts from 'American Horror Story' were some of the more well-known faces at Valentino's latest fashion event, the Sala Bianca 945 launch in New York.

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Ouch. 'The Best of Me' Scores a Lowly 8% on Rotten Tomatoes


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Making its case for worst Nicholas Sparks adaptation ever in The Best of Me - one of this weekend's cinematic offerings and easily one of the worst movies of the year. This sort of stuff usually sells - Safe Heaven, The Last Song, Dear John and, of course The Notebook - but there's a theory that The Best of Me won't be the guaranteed earner that Relatively probably assumes it is.

James Marsden Michelle MonaghanJames Marsden [L] and Michelle Monaghan [R] in 'The Best of Me'

Based on Sparks' novel of the same name, the book tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Billed as an "epic love story", The Best of Me appears to contain every cliché in the book. That's the book of movie clichés, not the book The Best of Me - although that probably contains just as many platitudes.

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James Marsden Opens Up About Being The Movie Industry's Pretty Boy


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James Marsden has made a career out of being the unassuming good-looking star, especially for his roles in films such as 'Enchanted' and 'The Notebook,' and even though he still looks youthful despite turning 41 years-old last month, the talented actor knows he can't rely on his handsome features forever.

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Marsden admits he can't rely on his good looks forever

In the latest addition of L.A. Confidential, in which he graces the front cover of, Marsden opened up about the prospect of aging, future projects and how he has never considered himself a "cool guy."

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A Week In Movies: Fans Line Up For If I Stay, Big Films Shoot In London And L.A., And Trailers Arrive For New Movies Starring Banderas, Renner, Marsden And Mara


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If I Stay

Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley have been out and about promoting their new teenage tearjerker If I Stay over the past week. First they premiered the film in New York, at which they were filmed chatting with fans, taking selfies and signing autographs. Then Blackley headed to London for more of the same this week. Watch the video - Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Greet Fans At 'If I Stay' Screening.

Also in London, Mia Wasikowska, Ed Speleers and Lindsay Duncan were filmed while shooting a sequence for the Alice in Wonderland sequel Through the Looking Glass in what looks like a bustling Victorian market. Clearly this scene is part of the framing story rather than Wonderland. Watch the video of Mia Wasikowska Seen Filming For 'Alice In Wonderland: Through The Looking Glass'.

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James Marsden Lands Role in HBO's 'Westworld'


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HBO is known for big budget television series featuring high calibre stars, and it looks like their latest project is no different. 'Westworld' is based on the 1973 sci-fi film of the same name which featured a western-themed amusement park full of mysterious androids. The film starred Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin (father of Marvel's Thanos, Josh Brolin). 

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Anchorman 2 actor James Marsden is signed on to join HBO's new series

Not much is known about HBO's new version, aside from the fact sci-fi director extroardinaire and 'Lost' creator Jj Abrams will serve as an executive producer and Jonathan Nolan, creator of 'Persons of Interest' and brother of The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, has written the script alongside his wife, Lisa Joy. Nolan will also direct the pilot episode.

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Video - The Cast Of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Arrive At The World Premiere In New York - Part 6


Among the cast of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' that were spotted at the world premiere held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City were Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters, Josh Helman and James Marsden, who play the roles of Mystique, Quicksilver, Stryker and Scott Summers respectively.

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Video - Jennifer Lawrence And Michael Fassbender Among World Premiere Arrivals For 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - Part 5


Jennifer Lawrence was a picture of elegance as she swished up and down the red carpet in a classic style blue velvet gown at the New York premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' in which she stars as Mystique. She flashes paparazzi a few funny faces in between the sultry looks.

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