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Chris Sarandon and Joanna Gleason - On The Town Opening Night - Arrivals at Lyric Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 16th October 2014

Chris Sarandon and Joanna Gleason
Chris Sarandon and Joanna Gleason

John Rubenstein and Joanna Gleason - John Rubenstein Sardi's portrait unveiling held at Sardi's theatre district eatery. - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 31st July 2014

John Rubenstein and Joanna Gleason

The Skeleton Twins Trailer


Maggie and Milo are a twin brother and sister who have been living apart for ten years. Milo has been desperately trying to follow his Hollywood dream of stardom, while Maggie is struggling to keep hold of her marriage to Lance. The pair are reunited expectedly after both narrowly avoiding a fatal accident on exactly the same day, and Maggie offers Milo a place to stay. Their relationship is rocky at best, but it soon becomes clear that they need each other's guidance if they want to overcome their troubles; Maggie can't bring herself to tell Lance that she's not ready for the baby they've been trying to conceive, and Milo simply can't let go of a past heartbreak. Can these twins reconnect and fix each other, or is it too late to work things out?

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Last Vegas Review


Very Good

An almost ridiculously strong cast and a witty script by the writer of Crazy Stupid Love make this silly film a lot more entertaining than it should be. As it playfully explores long friendships and the struggles of ageing, it turns into a four-sided bromance. So even if the film feels a little under-powered, it's still thoroughly charming.

At the centre are four lifelong buddies who are determined not to grow old. Paddy (De Niro) is trying to recover from grief over his wife's death, while Archie (Freeman) is tired of being fussed over by his son (Ealy) and Sam (Kline) hates living in a retirement community with his spirited wife (Gleason). So they jump on the chance to travel to Vegas for a stag weekend for their pal Billy (Douglas), who is marrying a woman (Blair) in her 30s. And getting together sparks their youthful sense of mischief as they plan a lavish party. Especially when two of them begin to fall for lounge singer Diana (Steenburgen).

Having five Oscar winners in the lead roles gives considerable oomph to the whole project, as these seasoned veterans bring out engaging details of their characters. Douglas has the safest role as a hapless lover-boy, while De Niro does the emotional heavy lifting and Kline endures the cheapest jokes (because his wife has given him a "free pass" for the weekend). Meanwhile, Freeman is clearly having the most fun: cool and relaxed with a naughty glint in his eye. And Steenburgen provides some badly needed female feistiness.

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Randy Harrison, Jonathan Tolins and Joanna Gleason - 'Buyer and Cellar' star Michael Urie celebrates his birthday with a portrait unveiling at Tony's Di Napoli restaurant in Times Square - New York City, NY, United States - Wednesday 7th August 2013

Randy Harrison, Jonathan Tolins and Joanna Gleason

Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon - Opening night of 'Buyer and Cellar' at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Wednesday 3rd April 2013

Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon

Joanna Gleason - Chip Zien and Joanna Gleason Thursday 9th August 2012 Opening night after party for the Public Theater production of 'Into The Woods' at the Delacorte Theater

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Joanna Gleason

The Rebound Review


Good
A charming and observant tone helps lift this above most romantic comedies, at least until the formula kicks in during the final rather contrived act. But until then, it keeps us happily smiling and sighing along.

After she catches her husband cheating, 40-year-old Sandy (Zeta-Jones) takes her two kids (Gould and Cherry) and moves into Manhattan. She finds an entry-level job and a flat above a coffee shop, where recently divorced 25-year-old barista Aram (Bartha) is happy to watch the kids. Meanwhile, Sandy's pal Daphne (Grant) urges her to get back out on the dating scene, but after a few disastrous nights the babysitter starts to look like a possibility.

But can they overcome their age difference and recover from their bad past relationships?

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The Rebound Trailer


When Sandy discovers her husband is cheating on her she decides it's time to make a break and leave her suburban life for a new start in the city.

Freshly divorced, Sandy and her two kids move into an apartment and it doesn't take long for Sandy to employ a nanny for the kids. Aram is a 25 year old waiter currently working in a coffee shop. Still uncertain of his future, Aram agrees to start looking after the kids. One thing leads to another and it doesn't take long for Sandy and the nanny to form a bond and eventually a relationship; but with such an age difference and Sandy's recent divorce, what really can come from their future together?

Starring: Catherine Zeta Jones, Justin Bartha, Megan Byrne, Joanna Gleason, John Schneider, Lynn Whitfield, Art Garfunkel


Directed by: Bart Freundlich

The Women Trailer


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Wedding Daze Review


OK
I've come across some absurd premises for movies in my day, but Wedding Daze (now bearing its third title) has to be one of the strangest.

Here's the setup: Hopeless romantic/loser Anderson (Jason Biggs, playing his usual persona yet again) proposes to his girlfriend so elaborately that she has a heart attack and dies on the spot. He mopes endlessly until his best friend (Michael Weston) goads him into getting back in the game. Anderson misunderstands... and proposes to the next girl he sees, Katie (Isla Fisher), the waitress at the diner where they're eating. It just so happens that Katie was proposed to the very day before all this happens; she doesn't want to marry that guy, so she agrees to marry Anderson on the spot. Who'd a thunk?

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Crimes And Misdemeanors Review


Essential
After Annie Hall, this is categorically Woody Allen's best film. A great ensemble production, Allen's primary tack follows a successful opthamologist (Martin Landau, perfectly cast), who reluctantly decides to murder his mistress when she threatens to blow the whistle to his wife. A parallel story follows a putz documentarian (Allen), who is roped into making a documentary about a boorish sitcom producer (Alan Alda). In the end, everybody loses, but Allen's neurotic outlook on life has never been presented with more clarity.

The Wedding Planner Review


Weak
Ah, welcome to San Francisco, the place I call home. It's a city of exorbitant housing costs where we're facing two years of electricity blackouts, and it's home to some of the most ridiculously magical romances ever conceived. (See also: The Bachelor.)

In what is either a sassy updating of the fable of marriage or a vicious lambasting of its sanctity, depending on your point of view, The Wedding Planner presents us with Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey as an unlikely pair who somehow manage to get together -- against all odds, of course.

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The Wedding Planner Review


Unbearable

Jennifer Lopez must have an iron stomach to have been able to read even the first five pages "The Wedding Planner" script without losing her lunch.

After a Vaseline-lensed prologue flashback showing a little girl playing wedding with Ken and Barbie, the first scene of this saccharinely half-witted, cutesy-poo, allegedly romantic alleged comedy finds a Miss Lonelyhearts wedding coordinator (Lopez) calmly delivering a client's nuptials from the jaws of chaos.

With a counterfeit Tinkerbell twinkle in her eye and a fairy dust spring in her step, she reassures a nervous bride with an insincere go-get-'em speech, produces a clothespin to save a bridesmaid from a cleavage crisis and sobers up the father of the bride, all the while dictating this and that detail to subordinates through an ear-piece walkie-talkie.

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Bruce Springsteen will release music from 1966 in new album

Bruce Springsteen will release music from 1966 in new album

Bruce Springsteen will release rare tracks from 1966 in new album 'Chapter and Verse', which will accompany his autobiography 'Born To Run'.

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Joanna Gleason Movies

The Skeleton Twins Trailer

The Skeleton Twins Trailer

Maggie and Milo are a twin brother and sister who have been living apart for...

Last Vegas Movie Review

Last Vegas Movie Review

An almost ridiculously strong cast and a witty script by the writer of Crazy Stupid...

The Rebound Movie Review

The Rebound Movie Review

A charming and observant tone helps lift this above most romantic comedies, at least until...

The Rebound Trailer

The Rebound Trailer

When Sandy discovers her husband is cheating on her she decides it's time to make...

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The Women Trailer

The Women Trailer

Watch the trailer for Women The Women is led by an all-star cast, it's about...

The Wedding Planner Movie Review

The Wedding Planner Movie Review

Ah, welcome to San Francisco, the place I call home. It's a city of...

The Wedding Planner Movie Review

The Wedding Planner Movie Review

Jennifer Lopez must have an iron stomach to have been able to read even the...

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