In the new comedy Nine Lives, Kevin Spacey plays a workaholic company CEO who suddenly finds himself trapped in the body of his family's new pet, a Siberian forest cat called Mr Fuzzypants.
While Spacey provides the voice - and the attitude - his fellow cast members Jennifer Garner and Christopher Walken are required to act opposite a furry costar. Garner loved diving into a premise this ridiculous. "This movie is incredibly watchable, funny and warm," she enthuses. "Kevin plays a jerk who doesn't pay attention to his family or his daughter. He's a little bit of an egomaniac! And then his soul pops into this cat. Kevin's voiceover is hilarious. He had something funny to say about every single moment of every single day."
So how did it feel to perform opposite a cat? "It was very funny," she laughs. "You're working so much with the animal handlers, which I had done but never to this extent. And everything is done to keep the cats focused, in a good mood, happy, looking camera-ready. They are definitely the star, the diva! And they are the centre of the universe when they're on set. I'd be getting a touch up on my make-up, and they'd say, 'Jennifer, Fuzzypants is ready!' And we'd all hurry because Fuzzypants was in a better mood."
Continue reading: Garner And Walken Went Catty For Nine Lives
Garner shed some light onto the co-parenting arrangement she has with Ben Affleck when she appeared on the 'Today' show.
More than a year after they separated amid allegations of cheating, Jennifer Garner has spoken about the current status of her relationship with her estranged husband Ben Affleck as it relates to their three children, describing the situation as “definitely a modern family”.
The couple, who had been married for ten years and have daughters Violent, 10, Seraphina, 7, and four year old son Samuel together, separated in June 2015. However, they set out to remain on friendly terms for the sake of their offspring – nothing strange there, you would say.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner in 2015
The couple are still planning on divorcing.
If you're wondering what exactly is going on between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, you're not the only one. It's been more than a year since the couple of 10 years decided to call time on their marriage, but so far we still haven't seen a single divorce document.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have not yet reconciled
That doesn't necessarily mean they're getting back together. Divorce proceedings can take a long time to get through and both parties have a busy enough work schedule without having to worry about their home life too. However, sources have recently revealed that the silence regarding the impending divorce could be down to a reconciliation.
Continue reading: Nothing's Changed Between Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner
The couple announced their split last year after 10 years of marriage.
Fomrer couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have reportedly not moved further with their divorce despite announcing their split a year ago. US Weekly reports that neither party has filed divorce paperwork yet and they are still living together.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation last year.
“Jen mentioned that the divorce was going through very soon, and then a few weeks ago, things changed,” a source close to Garner told the magazine. “It does not seem to be moving in that direction.”
Continue reading: Is Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner's Divorce On Hold?
The pair have been spotted in Paris enjoying a family vacation
When Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation after ten years of marriage last July, many were left shocked by the news and even more surprised when rumours of infidelity began to circle. Despite parting ways, however, the couple still lived in the same house, spent time together with their three children and, now, reports have surfaced claiming Affleck wants to save their marriage.
Ben and Jen announced their separation last July
The estranged pair, who have Violet, 10, Seraphina, seven, and Samuel, four have been spending time together in Europe and the MailOnline has reported that the Batman vs Superman star wants his ex-wife back.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Is Hoping To Win Estranged Wife Jennifer Garner Back
Exes Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lopez had mocked Affleck for the questionable ink, but it turns out it’s not real after all.
The massive back tattoo that Ben Affleck was spotted sporting late last year has been confirmed as a fake by the man himself. During an interview with ‘Extra TV', the actor revealed that the questionable looking ink was fake and done for an upcoming movie role, causing us all to breathe a sigh of relief.
Continue reading: Phew! Ben Affleck's Massive Back Tattoo Is A Fake
Garner opened up on her split from Affleck in a tell-all interview with Vanity Fair last month.
Last month Jennifer Garner spoke candidly to Vanity Fair about the breakdown of her decade-long marriage to Ben Affleck. Now the Batman v Superman star has spoken about his ex’s tell-all interview for the first time, saying he understood why she did it.
Ben Affleck has spoken about ex-wife Jennifer Garner’s Vanity Fair interview.
Speaking to The New York Times, Affleck said: “Jen’s great. She’s a great person. We’re on great terms. I just saw her this morning, so that’s the reality that I live in.”
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Talks Jennifer Garner Vanity Fair Interview
Jennifer Garner - World premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Miracles From Heaven' at ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals at ArcLight Theaters Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th March 2016
The couple, who are going through a divorce, are still on good terms for the sake of their three children.
While Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s 10 year marriage is sadly over, the actress has no problem sharing what a great dad her ex-husband is. Speaking while promoting her emotional new movie Miracles from Heaven, Garner shared Affleck’s ‘best dad moment’, which featured him dressing up as superhero Batman.
Jennifer Garner has described Ben Affleck’s best dad moment.
Last weekend the former couple reunited to celebrate son Sam’s fourth birthday, with a special superhero themed bash. "We all dressed up, I dressed up as a ninja and Ben dressed up as Batman for Sam, which was the best dad moment in history,” Garner told Extra.
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Jennifer Garner had basically said the same thing a few days beforehand.
Ben Affleck’s tattoo of a phoenix on his back hasn’t gone down well with either of his exes, as Jennifer Lopez echoed recent comments by his former wife Jennifer Garner by describing the actor’s ink as “awful”.
Affleck, about to star in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and currently filming his new movie Live By Night, was seen sporting an enormous piece of body art on his lower back last summer when he was photographed bending over looking into his car, later revealed to be a phoenix rising from the ashes.
Ben Affleck filming 'Live By Night'
Jennifer Garner - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Garner has spoken for the first time about her split from Affleck and even addressed rumours about his infidelity.
Jennifer Garner has finally broken her silence on her divorce from Ben Affleck, after the couple announced the end of their 10 year marriage in June. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Garner said that Affleck was still the love of her life, despite their shock split.
Jennifer Garner has opened up about her split from Ben Affleck.
“It was a real marriage,” Garner told Vanity Fair. “It wasn’t for the cameras. And it was a huge priority for me to stay in it. And that did not work. I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him.”
Continue reading: Jennifer Garner Gets Candid About The End Of Her Marriage To Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has a very busy schedule filming 'Live By Night' and promoting 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', and it's helping with his healing process.
Since separating from Garner last June, the 43 year old actor has been immersing himself in his work as part of his healing process. He’s recently been photographed on the set of his new movie Live By Night, and his new blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is released at the end of March, so he has had a busy schedule at the moment.
Ben Affleck on a break on the set of 'Live By Night'
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Throwing Himself Into His Work After Jennifer Garner Split
Tom Brand has always been a workaholic and his company is in the fanal stages of one of their biggest projects to date. As with a lot of people who have high flying careers, Tom's family have taken somewhat of a backseat in his life. Particularly his wife Lara and 10 year old daughter Rebecca.
Living in a luxury city apartment, Tom isn't often found with his family but as it's Rebecca's birthday, he knows that he can't miss it. With no gift to give his daughter and knowing that he's spent such little time with her recently, Tom decides to stop off and get her a gift that's sure to make her happy - something she's asked for for years. A cat.
The store where Tom picks up the cat (called Mr. Fuzzypants) is run by an eccentric man called Felix Perkins and as soon as Mr Perkins and the newest member of the Brand family become part of Tom's life, odd things start to happen. Soon Tom's life is turned upside down and he's experiencing family life in a way that he - nor anyone else - has ever experienced before.
Jennifer Garner, Samuel Garner Affleck, Violet Affleck , Seraphina Rose Affleck - Jennifer Garner out and about in Brentwood with her three children at Brentwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th January 2016
Jennifer Garner , Samuel Garner Affleck - Jennifer Garner carries her son, Samuel, back to her car after taking him to play in Brentwood at Brentwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 3rd January 2016
Jennifer Garner, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck , Samuel Garner Affleck - Jennifer Garner taking the kids out for the morning in Brentwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th October 2015
Jennifer Garner - Jennifer Garner treats her daughters Violet and Seraphina Affleck to ice cream from Sweet Rose Creamery in Brentwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 6th October 2015
Jennifer Garner - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner take their children to the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market. Ben could be seen without his wedding ring. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 20th September 2015
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Violet Affleck , Samuel Garner Affleck - Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner take their children to the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market. At one point during the trip, the Hollywood couple appeared to be having a tense discussion. Ben could be seen without his wedding ring. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 20th September 2015
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were spotted together in Los Angeles on Thursday (28th May). The couple have been under scrutiny of late after rumours regarding the nature of their relationship surfaced earlier this week.
Although reports suggesting the two are leading separate lives have surfaced over the past few days, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner showed a united front when they were snapped enjoying each other’s company in Los Angeles on Thursday (28th May). The couple, who have been married for a decade next month, were spotted near their home in Brentwood, L.A. and in Santa Monica with their two of their three children.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner photographed together last year.
1970s rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) has earned a reputation for himself as a sell-out. He hasn't written a song for years, and his family has been left behind while he embarks upon the life of a true rock star. But when his manager reveals a previously lost handwritten letter from John Lennon, instructing Collins to remember who he is and not lose himself. Wondering what could have happened if he had actually received the letter 40-years-ago, Collins embarks on a journey to rediscover his family and find out just what made him famous in the first place.
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The Hollywood power couple seem rather old fashioned in this digital age.
Just because Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck may seem old fashioned doesn't mean their marriage isn't exciting! Although we live in a digital age, the 42 year-old actress recently revealed that herself and husband Ben Affleck have a secret stash of "sexy Polaroids," instead of racy photos.
Garner and Affleck apparently have a stash of "sexy Polaroids"
This confession came when Garner was being interviewed at the Toronto International Film Festival with Vanity Fair to promote her new film 'Men, Woman and Children,' in which she attempts to portray how social media, including Facebook and Twitter, alter personal relationships with one another.
Continue reading: Jennifer Garner Joking Reveals She And Ben Affleck Have "Sexy Polaroids"
One group of very different people - including popular high school teens and their less popular peers, and a married couple struggling in their relationship - is explored in a telling story of how social media has taken over various areas of people's lives. From love lives and infidelities to body image, the world of social networking has become a hub for public scrutiny and lack of privacy as the world flock to the net in order to gain acceptance and admiration, to meet potential partners, become famous, or even bully each other. 'Men, Women & Children' looks at the dangerous rise in the sharing of sexually explicit content, cyberbullying and other disastrous effects that the web has had on the Western world.
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No, they don't have one on the way.
The public’s fascination with famous women’s bodies was taken to an alarming degree this week, when a rumour began circling that Jennifer Garner was pregnant with her fourth child. The rumour has now been debunked, apparently.
Jennifer Garner wore loose clothes over the weekend. Why is this news again?
Over the weekend, rumours started circulating of a fourth pregnancy for Garner, who is already mother to Violet (5), Seraphima (4) and Samuel (2). Allegedly, the whole thing started when the actress was spotted over the weekend, rocking some loose tops around town. Yes, that really is all it takes for the rumour mill to start churning.
Continue reading: Jennifer Garner Wears Loose Clothes, Sparks Pregnancy Rumours
Mark Ruffalo spoke about his former co-star Jennifer Garner whilst appearing on 'Watch What Happens Live'. He attributed their lost friendship to her husband Ben Affleck who, host Andy Cohen, joked doesn't allow his wife to have male friends.
Mark Ruffalo appeared on WWHL alongside Keira Knightley.
The 46-year-old actor appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live alongside Keira Knightley in order to promote their movie Begin Again. WWHL host Andy Cohen asked Ruffalo about Garner and their friendship which appeared to bloom following the 2004 romantic comedy. Of Garner Ruffalo said "We had a great time together and I think we would then Ben came on the scene and that was the end of that."
Alexander is an 11-year-old boy who experiences a series of disastrous events in just one day, from waking up with chewing gum stuck in his hair and tripping over in front of the girl he likes to someone at school sending round embarrassing photos of him and him setting fire to the science lab. His family seem to be having the best day ever though with his father looking at an impressive new job and his brother looking forward to getting his driver's license. The next day, however, the tables have turned as everyone sleeps in, his father seems out of his depth in his job interview, the baby eats felt tip pen and his brother crashes the family car during his driving exam. While everyone wallows in their own bad luck, it's up to Alexander to realise that he's not the only one who has bad days - and remind his family of that too.
Night Before The Oscars will have to find a new venue for 2015, due to a conflict of values with the Beverly Hills Hotel.
In recent years, besides the glamour, celebrities and red carpet fashion at the Oscars, the show’s ethics have also been put into the spotlight. This year, The Night Before The Oscars, the biggest charity event related to the ceremony, has pulled out of the Beverly Hills Hotel because the venue is owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The event is being held by the Motion Picture And Television Fund, and the decision to stop collaborating with the hotel comes directly from the organization. The charity event does not want to appear to support or endorse the Sultan’s recently instated anti-LGBT penal code, based on Sharia law.
Supporters of the event include Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith.
Officials from MPTF, have met with executives from both the hotel and the Dorchester Collection, owner of the Beverly Hills Hotel, to inform them of the decision, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Night Before party, which draws Hollywood’s biggest stars and every top executive in town, has been held at the Beverly Hills Hotel since its inauguration in 2003. It was originally started by Dreamworks’ CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and has since raised over $60 million since its beginning. The party is regularly attended and supported by A-list talent – the 2013 committee, for example, included Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Camila and Matthew Mcconaughey, Jamie Foxx, Sandra Bullock and Octavia Spencer.
Affleck's alleged blackjack ejection has put the spotlight back on the tricky game.
Ben Affleck has allegedly been banned from playing Blackjack at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Casino after he was told by security guards "you are too good." TMZ reports that the Argo actor was caught counting cards, a technique used to determine the probability of the next hand.
Ben Affleck Was Allegedly Ejected From A Blackjack Game For Card Counting.
Affleck was in Vegas last week with his wife, the actress Jennifer Garner, on a reported romantic getaway before he heads to Detroit to start filming as Batman in the sequel to Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Affleck and Garner headed to the Hard Rock Casino, which is quite the honeypot for celebrities.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Card Counting Barring: A Boon For Vegas?
'Dallas Buyers Club' star Jennifer Garner is seen signing autographs for fans outside the New York studios where she will appear on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart'. She then removes her coat so that the awaiting photographers can get a clearer fashion shot.
What would you do if you were given just 30 days to live? For Ron Woodroof, he knew he couldn't spend it how he'd previously been spending his days; working as a rodeo cowboy and drinking, smoking, fighting and seducing his way through life. When he is diagnosed with HIV, he rejects doctor's calculations that he only has a month left to live, and instead researches ways in which he can be treated. He discovers that Mexico may hold the answer to his prayers and smuggles huge dosages of 'unapproved' alternative treatments over the border in order to set up a business: the Dallas Buyers Club. Alongside a transgender woman named Rayon, with whom he becomes friends despite his homophobic views, they go about attempting to cure the nation of this killer disease with the illegal selling of possibly life-saving medicine.
'Dallas Buyers Club' is the shocking true story of a real life AIDS victim put to screen by director Jean-marc Vallee ('C.R.A.Z.Y.', 'Cafe de Flore', 'The Young Victoria') and writers Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack ('Mirror, Mirror', 'Bill'). It is the movie we've all been waiting to see since lead actor Matthew Mcconaughey lost a dramatic amount of weight during the filming in order to fulfil the role to his its full potential. It is due to hit UK cinemas on February 7th 2014.
Affleck's bio could make a movie in and of itself
Ben Affleck has been handed the keys to the Batmobile, picking up the torch from the excellent Christain Bale to portray Gotham’s troubled hero. At 41-years of age, the road to one of Hollywood’s most prestigious roles – made so by director Christopher Nolan and Bale – hasn’t been a smooth one for Affleck, who endured his fair share of bumps and crashes along the way.
Affleck proudly weilds his Argo Oscar for Best Picture
"We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular super heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill and then some," Warner Bros President Greg Silverman said in a statement. "(Affleck) has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne," said Snyder. "I can't wait to work with him. (BBC)
Continue reading: For Ben Affleck, The Road To Batman Was Long And Winding
Jennifer Garner gave a tearful testimony on the dangers of the paparazzi this week.
Oscar winner Halle Berry isn't ready to back down in her war against the paparazzi, turning up to speak in front of a panel of legislators in Sacramento, California this week. The actress has long campaigned to shackle the paparazzi, though this time she brought reinforcements in the form of Jennifer Garner - the Hollywood actress and wife of Ben Affleck.
The two women testified before the Assembly Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that its supporters say would protect celebrities from harassment by photographers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"We're moms here who are just trying to protect our children," said Berry, who has several run-ins with the paparazzi over the past year. She was also caught up in a very public confrontation involving her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry and fiancé, now husband, Olivier Martinez, "These are little innocent children who didn't ask to be celebrities. They didn't ask to be thrown into this game and they don't have the wherewithal to process what's happening. We don't have a law in place to protect them from this," she added.
Ben Affleck continued his winter dominance of awards season at the Directors Guild Of America Awards on Saturday (February 2nd) as he picked up the event's top prize to further cement his film Argo's reckoning as the favorite for the much-coveted best picture prize at the Oscars this month (February 24, 2013). Affleck has been on an absolute sweep since the disappointment of missing out on the shortlist for the Oscars best director category; Argo has won the best picture at the Producers Guild of America Awards, best picture at the Critics Choice Awards and best picture at the Golden Globes. Affleck himself meanwhile has picked up a couple of best director gongs at the Critics Choic and the Golden Globes.
It was Ben Affleck and Argo who stole the headlines after the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Santa Monica this weekend, with the Iranian hostage movie taking the evening's top award. The SAG's are usually more casual than the Academy Awards though are generally considered a trial run for the Oscars, perhaps more so than the Golden Globes. Should the SAGs predict the winners on February 24, 2013, then Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence will be among the triumphant nominees.
Anyway, let's not concern ourselves with awards, because the Screen Actors Guild Awards attracted a fine flurry of stylish dresses and elegant gowns. Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on how nasty you are) most of the movie stars got it right with their ensembles, with Marion Cotillard, Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence making it a successful night for the big-hitters. The latter suffered a minor wardrobe malfunction when taking to the stage to collect her award, though her Dior gown was one of the evening's showstoppers.
Ben Affleck. Now here's a man with an odd career in the movie business. After arriving on the scene in 1997 with Good Will Hunting (still considered by many to be his best movie, and a film he also co-wrote), the 40-year-old followed it up with solid turns in Armageddon, Shakespeare in Love and the superb Dogma.
Then things went a little awry. Affleck entered alcohol rehabilitation in 2001 and began dating Latin superstar Jennifer Lopez one year later. It was around this time that Affleck - tipped as a multiple Oscar winner - agreed to roles in the likes of Pearl Habor, Daddy and Them and Jersey Girl. He split with Lopez just days before their planned wedding and the negative press meant his movie 'Gigli' was a huge box-office failure. However, after striking up a relationship with Jennifer Garner (to whom he is now happily married), Affleck appeared to find the confidence to begin writing and directing serious, hard-hitting roles, and his turns in The Company Men and most recently The Town were critically acclaimed. Now, he returns with 'Argo', a serious contender for Best Picture at the Oscars in February and the most talked about movie of the awards' season so far. A thriller-cum-comedy about the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-1981, Affleck had some pretty heavy material to work with though appears to have carried it off with aplomb. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine was effusive in his praise for the flick, writing, "Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct Argo, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense. There's no doubt he's crafted one of the best movies of the year."
Though it'll have to beat Spielberg's 'Lincoln' and the Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master' to win Best Picture, we think Argo may well be this year's Hurt Locker. Watch it gather pace as the Oscars draws closer.
Ben Affleck's Argo premiered at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills yesterday evening (October 4th), but even though it was her husband's film, it was Jennifer Garner who was taking all the plaudits after looking stunning when walking down the red carpet. The Daily Mail reports that the 40 year-old mother of three isn't seen as glammed up as she used to be now she's busy looking after her kids, however last night proved that Garner still has the star power when she wishes to use it.
Laura Pickler is the proud and doting wife of long-time butter carving champion Bob Pickler. When Bob is forced to relinquish his title for that year's butter carving competition (an annual event in their small town in Iowa), Laura determinedly decides to step up and submit her own talents in order to keep the title in the family. However, her confidence is diminished when an unusual opponent also enters the competition. That opponent is 10-year-old adopted girl Destiny who is allowed to participate by her accepting but fairly sceptical foster parents Julie and Ethan. If that wasn't enough to spur Laura's determination then what comes next certainly will be. It is revealed that Bob has become hopelessly infatuated by a gorgeous stripper named Brooke who goes by the stage name of Tokyo Rose and who also happens to be entering the competition in a bid to snatch the butter carving champion title from Laura's reach. While the competition initially was created to represent the excellence in butter, it now becomes about power, politics and sex.
'Butter' is set to become a huge hit with its hilarious all-star cast, ridiculous subject matter and humour that is set to win the hearts of movie lovers everywhere. Directed by Jim Field Smith ('She's Out of My League') and the screenwriting debut of up and coming star Jason A. Micallef, you won't have to wait for 'Butter' any longer with a release date that couldn't be any nearer on October 5th 2012.
Pampered rich boy-man Arthur Bach (Brand) has finally pushed his mother (James) too far. Head of a multinational conglomerate, she tells him he'll lose his inheritance if he doesn't marry the shark-like Susan (Garner), daughter of a property tycoon (Nolte). In a perpetual state of womanising drunkenness, Arthur is propped up by the only two people who like him: long-suffering nanny Hobson (Mirren) and patient chauffer Bitterman (Guzman). Then as he agrees to marry Susan, he finds himself falling for quirky tour guide Naomi (Gerwig).
Continue reading: Arthur Review
Arthur Bach is a man who's always had everything he wants, from driving around in the Batmobile to his floating bed and music lessons with Kanye West whatever Arthur wants he gets. Many would say, Arthur is a child stuck in a man's body and he would be if it were not for his faithful lifelong carer, Hobson, who's his best friend and perhaps the only one who truly believes in Arthur's potential. There's also Bitterman, Arthur's driver who is his general partner in crime when it comes to getting up to things a billionaire shouldn't be seen doing.
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In an alternate reality in which humanity hasn't developed the ability to lie, Mark (Gervais) is a loser who accidentally discovers dishonesty and quickly realises the power of his words in a world where everyone believes him. Lying his way to fame and wealth is easy, but things start to spiral out of his control when people develop a religion based on his tall tales. And his biggest problem is that he wants Anna (Garner) to fall in love with him. But lying to her would be cheating.
Continue reading: The Invention Of Lying Review
Not Connor Mead. McConaughey's latest egocentric womanizer has bedded thousands of girls in the name of casual sex, and they all come back to haunt him on the eve of his kid brother's (Breckin Meyer) wedding in Mark Waters' Ghosts.
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When this Argento-loving firecracker gets knocked up by Paulie Bleeker (the invaluable Michael Cera), her rhythms don't change much; a big cookie consumed simultaneously with a lamb kebob seems like something she'd eat even if her hormones weren't all akimbo. After chatting up an ex-pill popper/current pro-lifer, her attempts to procure an abortion are thwarted by the thought of her baby's tapping fingernails and the sterilized miasma of the clinic's waiting room. Hastily, she opts for an old-fashioned, at-birth adoption with no frills. Her parents, played lovingly by J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney, are concerned but surprisingly level-headed, even if they wished she had just gotten a DUI instead of getting knocked up.
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Why will people be so divisive, you ask? Well, in The Kingdom, a compound of Americans in the Saudi Arabia capital of Riyadh are bombed. Subsequently, the reaction team, led by Agent Manner (Kyle Chandler), falls victim to a much larger, hidden bomb that is disguised as an ambulance gurney. Berg employs Jamie Foxx to seduce, threaten, and charm his way into Saudi airspace as Agent Fleury, fighting to get his team of quickdraws into Riyadh to get all forensic with the crime scene. No such luck, Honcho: Seems that the local fuzz won't have any of it and keep a real vice on Fleury and his team's "oo-rah" attitude. That is until Prince Thamer gives tactical command over to the pandering Colonel Faris Al Ghazi (Ashraf Barhom), who sees eye-to-eye with the FBI team and their American-outlaw brand of badassery.
Continue reading: The Kingdom (2007) Review
I use the word "nice" because the characters come close to having personalities, but back away politely; their lives are so caught up in this admittedly life-changing event that the outside world doesn't seem to exist. The movie is realistic enough to show Gray moving out of her new house because she can't afford to pay the rent on her own, but not so unsparing that any of the characters, rich or poor, have employment that qualifies as anything other than a mild distraction. For a few movie-days, the free time looks like mourning; an hour in, it begins to resemble, well, one of those movies where no one has a real job.
Continue reading: Catch And Release Review
So, imagine my horror as I sat alone in the cavernous theater, trying to muster a chuckle or a titter. Ornery ostriches didn't do the trick. Neither did a transsexual stripper, a pot-smoking dog or an appearance by Fabio.
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In 1987, gawky teen Jenna can't see the girl-next-door beauty that exists beyond her braces. She keeps best friend Matty - her pudgy and unbearably sweet admirer - at arm's length. After a major disappointment involving a rigged game of "Seven Minutes in Heaven" at her 13th birthday party, Jenna makes a fateful wish to be older. With the help of some potent fairy dust, 13-year-old Jenna becomes 30-year-old Jenna (Garner), a Manhattan magazine editor pushing copy for Poise, a struggling fashion rag.
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So goes Catch Me If You Can, Steven Spielberg's second film of the year after the darker, more imaginative Minority Report. The director's cat-and-mouse game draws from Abagnale's autobiography and begins with the criminal's capture at the hands of FBI agent Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks). The film then slowly backtracks six years to explain both how and why these two men wound up at this point. Part of it has to do with Frank's father (Christopher Walken), a smooth-as-silk seller with tax troubles. But most of it has to do with Frank's need to test his wits against inferior playmates.
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It's those same sympathetic souls who'll most appreciate director Mark Steven Johnson's Daredevil, a lackluster introductory installment that remains faithful to the character's origins but drops the ball whenever the hero dons his fetishistic leather mask.
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Steven Spielberg's best movie in at least a decade, "Catch Me If You Can" is a capricious, invigorating, infectiously jaunty caper about one of the most extraordinary con men in United States history.
In the mid-1960s, Frank Abagnale Jr. passed himself off as an airline pilot and fooled Pan Am, as a doctor and got a job as a Georgia hospital's graveyard-shift emergency room manager, and as a lawyer, becoming an assistant prosecutor in Louisiana under the wing of his unsuspecting fiancée's father.
And when he was finally caught -- after cashing millions of dollars in bogus checks to boot -- Frank Abagnale Jr. was all of 20 years old.
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Scantily clad action heroine with a sexy-tough pout? Check. Supernatural bad-guy gang of tattooed, Goth-punk clowns? Check. Hard-to-follow kung-fu fight scenes flash-edited to disguise actors' martial arts deficiencies? Check. A complete lack of adherence to its own internal logic? Double-check.
"Elektra" is the latest Marvel Comics superhero flick to roll off the assembly line, and it's such a half-hearted, prefabricated effort that even the normally charismatic Jennifer Garner can't save it.
Reprising her role from 2003's disastrous "Daredevil" adaptation (which she almost did save), Garner plays the title character -- a stereotypically brooding, ninja-trained super-assassin with a conscience who has been brought back from the dead by a generic, mystical army of good that is fighting a generic, mystical army of evil.
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Jennifer Garner's chameleonic acting abilities have given veracity and weight to the outlandish goings-on in "Alias," the espionage drama that made her a hot commodity. In the C-grade, three-ring superhero circus of "Daredevil," she acted circles around Ben Affleck and added surprising emotional weight to her kung-fu butt-kicking performance. In just one scene as a come-hither high-priced hooker playing hard to get in "Catch Me If You Can," Garner made herself as memorable as Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks.
And now in "13 Going On 30," Garner follows Hanks' career template, proving herself a potential superstar in a magnetically ingenuous performance as Jenna Rink, a frustrated late-'80s 'tweenager who makes a careless wish around some "wishing dust" and wakes up 17 years later in the va-va-voom body and the chaotic career-girl life of herself at age 29.
Yes, it's basically "Big" with boobs (a physical attribute that has pubescent-on-the-inside Jenna Rink just tickled pink) -- and like its opposite-sex predecessor, this movie is fueled by the irresistible exuberance of its star's inner child.
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A funny concept that gets too dumb in too much of a hurry, "Dude, Where's My Car?" is a low-brow comedy about two stoners trying to find one dude's beat-up Yugo the morning after a night of partying so awesome they can't remember a thing about it.
Desperately tying to retrace their steps because they left presents for their bimbo girlfriends in the trunk, the two stoned boneheads discover their previous 12 hours apparently included strippers, jock bullies, getting tattooed, boffing Kristy Swanson ("Big Daddy") in the back seat, and five "extremely hot chicks with large breasts" in leather jump suits who turn out to be aliens looking for something called the Continuum Transponder.
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