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"The Hungover Games" - Los Angeles Premiere

Chanel Gaines and Jamie Kennedy - "The Hungover Games" - Los Angeles Premiere - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 11th February 2014

Hank Baskett and Jamie Kennedy
Hank Baskett and Jamie Kennedy
Tara Reid and Jamie Kennedy
Tara Reid and Jamie Kennedy
Teddy, Tara Reid and Jamie Kennedy

Premiere of 'The Hungover Games' - Arrivals

Farrah Abraham and Jamie Kennedy - Premiere of 'The Hungover Games' held at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th February 2014

Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham and Jamie Kennedy
Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham

The Reef 2: High Tide Review


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An improvement on 2006's The Reef, this underwater adventure doesn't hold a candle to big studio animation, but its deeply ridiculous plot is charmingly scruffy. Compared to Pixar or DreamWorks, the animation here is fairly ropey, mainly in the design stage as the artists place human faces on the fish, but the surprisingly deranged humour keeps us smiling.

In the first film, plucky little Pi (voiced by Bell) managed to banish nasty shark Troy (Logue) from the reef. But Troy has now escaped from his human captors, who beefed him up with bulking-up drugs. During low tide, he can't get into the reef, so he sends the tiny shark Ronny (Kennedy) in disguise to prepare for his grand return at high tide in four days. Ronny's main job is to prevent Pi from teaching the other fish how to harness the "power of the sea" to defeat Troy, so Ronny distracts them by staging an elaborate variety show. This disrupts Pi's bootcamp, sparking the hammy performer in his wife Cordelia (Philipps), so Pi turns to his guru, the wise turtle Narissa (Schneider), for help.

Clearly, Ronny's undersea stage show was conceived as a way for the animators to go completely wild with music and colour, and it works. These scenes are hilariously silly, packed with breakdancing prawns and jellyfish choreography. There are also movie references and watery puns (like a reference to "Buoyancé Knowles"), plus a stream of military gags, as everyone prepares for battle. Most of these jokes are funny in a way the imagery can't live up to. Animated in Korea, the direction is often awkward and the imagery sometimes plasticky.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Pregnant To Boyfriend of 15 Months; Who Is He?


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Jennifer Love Hewitt has fallen pregnant with her first child, just 15 months after meeting boyfriend Brian Hallisay. The 34-year-old Client List star confirmed the news to Us Weekly, saying, "We're so thrilled and happy to start a family."

The couple met on the set of their Lifetime shit show and appear to have clicked, pretty quickly. Love Hewitt was previously engaged to the Scottish actor ROSS MCCALL, whom she began dating in 2005. The pair split in late 2008 and Hewitt went on to date her Ghost Whisperer co-star Jamie Kennedy between 2009 to 2010.

The actress has always been pretty vocal about her desire to get married and start a family. "I would love to to have babies. . . one day," Hewitt told Us Weekly in 2010. "I'm obsessed with babies!"

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Picture - Jordenn Thompson and Jamie Kennedy , Tuesday 14th February 2012

Jamie Kennedy - Jordenn Thompson and Jamie Kennedy Tuesday 14th February 2012 Lionsgate's Good Deeds Premiere held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live

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Picture - Jamie Kennedy , Tuesday 14th February 2012

Jamie Kennedy Tuesday 14th February 2012 Lionsgate's Good Deeds Premiere held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live

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Good Deeds Trailer


Wesley Deed's life is perfect. He is a fifth generation Ivy League graduate, trained by his father to be a businessman and trained by his mother to be a gentleman. He is engaged to a beautiful woman, Natalie and he has his entire life mapped out for him.

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Picture - Jamie Kennedy , Saturday 14th January 2012

Jamie Kennedy Saturday 14th January 2012 Hallmark Channel's Winter 2012 TCA Press Tour Evening Gala at Tournament House - Arrivals

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Heckler Review


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As a critic, one approaches Heckler with a sense of dread. The brainchild of perennial whipping boy Jamie Kennedy -- whose movies are savaged by the press, each one rated worse than the last -- it is a film in which Kennedy gets his chance to fire back at the critics who have hounded him his entire career. At 38 years old, he is now on the Rob Schneider trajectory, destined never to make a critically loved or even artistically interesting film. He makes goofball comedies that appeal to the PG-13 crowd (if that), and for years Kennedy has been unapologetic about that fact.

When one reviews a Kennedy movie, a critic rarely thinks about Kennedy sitting on the other side of that review, reading your comments and perhaps reacting emotionally to them. Who would've thought that, deep inside, Kennedy was the proverbial clown that cried.

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Kickin' It Old Skool Review


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Haven't I seen this movie before? More to the point: Haven't I seen Jamie Kennedy make this movie before?

Well, not exactly. While Malibu's Most Wanted featured a goofy white guy obsessed with rap culture -- to the extreme annoyance of everyone around him -- Kickin' It Old Skool gives us Kennedy as a goofy white guy obsessed with... breakdancing culture. The key difference? In Old Skool Kennedy is a coma victim who awakens 20 years after a junior-high talent show (after breakdancing his way to a concussion, of course), only to find a world that's unlike the '80s. Wait, haven't I seen this movie before?

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Bug (2002) Review


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It's a cute little indie, but I feel like I've seen the interlocking-stories-based-on-unintended-consequences bit a few too many times already. In Bug it's played mainly for goofs, as a kid squashes a roach, gets a lecture from a stranger, who gets a parking ticket, and so and and so on. It becomes more absurd as we go along, though its earnestness will make you squirm a bit. The best moments are the little touches, which happen any time Jamie Kennedy is on screen.

Scream Review


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My review notes for Scream consist of three whole words:

Totally.F***ing.Scary.

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Pretty When You Cry Review


Terrible
Whoa, is that Jamie Kennedy playing a "businessman"? Yes it is, and Sam Elliott wants to know why his wannabe girlfriend's husband is dead! Carlton Elizabeth (known as Carlton Lynx when she was doing softcore porn) steals the show as said girlfriend (she's been being abused, natch) with her trashy good looks and willingness to throw her body into the role, literally, but on the whole this is one hell of an awful movie.

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Malibu's Most Wanted Review


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Presenting the Hollywood theme of the month: dumb white boy poses as street thug at an all-black nightclub. First, it was Steve Martin as an uptight lawyer in Bringing Down the House. Now, it's Jamie Kennedy (TV's The Jamie Kennedy Experiment) in the race relations comedy Malibu's Most Wanted. The major difference: Kennedy's creation, white gangsta wannabe B-Rad, isn't just posin'. He really thinks he's down. In his mind, he ain't playin'; he's the real shiznit.

That's the crux of director John Whitesell's semi-parody on ethnic and societal stereotypes, and while suffering from being too thin and silly at times, the idea is pulled off better than one might expect. B-Rad is really Brad, as in Brad Gluckman, a super-privileged white Jewish boy who is forced to see what life in the 'hood is really like -- and finds that he actually fits in a little.

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William Shakespeare's Romeo Juliet (1996) Review


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Setting Shakespeare's tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to music by the likes of the Butthole Surfers probably has The Bard rolling in his grave, but what the hell, it's open season on the classics these days. I won't even pretend that I understand all the nuance and symbolism of Luhrmann's instantly popular retelling of the tale, but I will say that this is one of the most entertaining renditions of any Shakespearean work I've seen to date.

Closer to an update of West Side Story than anything else, what makes this rendition of the "two star-crossed lovers" saga stand out is dialogue which is largely faithful to the text set against a post-modern backdrop frighteningly reminiscent of Los Angeles. While it's a thrill to watch (if you can avoid a headache), it's maddeningly hard to follow and considerably self-conscious. Plus there's the issue of a soundtrack that's probably sold more copies than the film did tickets.... Will this version survive the test of time? Probably not, but it will forever stand out as an amazing and powerful experiment in filmmaking.

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