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Lupus LA's Orange Ball: A Night Of Superheroes

Joelle Carter - Lupus LA's Orange Ball: A Night Of Superheroes at Fox Studio Lot - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th June 2015

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An Evening With FX's 'Justified' presented by The Paley Center for Media

Joelle Carter - An Evening With FX's 'Justified' presented by The Paley Center for Media at The Paley Center for Media at The Paley Center for Media - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 8th April 2015

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Premiere of FX's 'The Comedians' - Arrivals

Joelle Carter - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to the Premiere of FX's 'The Comedians' which was held at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California, United States - Monday 6th April 2015

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2015 Fox All-Star Party

Joelle Carter - 2015 Fox All-Star Party at Langham Hotel - Pasadena, California, United States - Saturday 17th January 2015

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Video - Billy Crystal Makes An Appearance At Media Presents: 'Fargo' In New York - Part 3


'Monsters University' star Billy Crystal was spotted at the Media Presents: 'Fargo' event held at The Paley Center in New York, alongside 'The Lord of The Rings' actor Sean Astin and a series of stars across the FX Network.

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FX Networks Upfront Premiere Screening Of 'Fargo'

Joelle Carter - FX Networks Upfront Premiere Screening Of 'Fargo' at SVA Theater - Arrivals - NYC, New York, United States - Thursday 10th April 2014

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Swimming Review


Good
Lauren Ambrose can do no wrong in coming of age stories. Her naïve charm worked to her advantage in Can't Hardly Wait and it's probably why she's playing a teenager to such raves in the HBO hit Six Feet Under, despite being perilously close to her mid-twenties. In her newest movie, Swimming (which actually premiered in 2000), Ambrose scores again as a bored young woman looking for herself and some excitement in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Ambrose's character, Frankie, dresses and acts like a woman who's entrenched in middle age without any hope of escaping. She runs the family restaurant with her older brother, Nick (Josh Pais), and she shares their parents' old house with Nick's wife and kids. Frankie's best friend, Nicola (Jennifer Dundas Lowe), apparently keeps her around so she can look more vivacious by comparison.

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Suits Review


Terrible
Phew, what's that smell? It's Suits, a lowly spoof on the advertising industry (have any of these kind of films ever been funny?) featuring a whole host of bad actors, and headlined by Robert Klein as the film's sole "star." I don't have much to say (the plot revolves around developing a maxi-pad campaign) except it's just plain bad -- better than watching commercials, maybe -- but not quite as good as leaving the TV off.

Just One Time Review


Weak
Just One Time has that Sex in the City feeling -- if only they never left the East Village.

A New York indie romantic comedy in the classic vein, Just One Time is writer/producer/director/star Lane Janger's fifth time around as a filmmaker but is his first major in front of the camera. To my surprise, he's not bad -- which probably means the source material is ripped from his personal headlines (but who am I to say?).

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It Had to Be You Review


OK
Sweet and inoffensive, It Had to Be You probably didn't deserve to be unceremoniously dumped on the direct-to-DVD market, but here it is.

The cute tale is reminiscent of Sleepless in Seattle and Serendipity, with a star-crossed couple (Natasha Henstridge and Michael Vartan) meeting unfortuitously on the eve of their respective weddings to other people. Well, the eve before that, anyway -- they happen to be registering for gifts at the same time. While everyone around them tries to convince the two that their respective betrotheds are total idiots, they maintain their faithfulness, despite a near-miss-kiss in Central Park.

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High Fidelity Review


OK
There's nothing more annoying than a music geek. You know, the kind of guy who hangs out in record stores reminiscing about Camper Van Beethoven, Stereolab, and the roots of Green Day.

As such, a movie full of music geeks may seem a little unbearable, and in a lot of ways, High Fidelity is. That it manages to often redeem itself is the biggest surprise in the movie, and not for the reasons you might think.

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High Fidelity Review


Good

John Cusack plays the bitterness of being dumped with droll aplomb in "High Fidelity," an observant and acerbic dark comedy in which he is our overly-reflective tour guide through the farcical misery of a bad breakup.

Cusack adapted the screenplay himself from Nick Hornsby's underground best-seller about a London slacker who opened a used record store in his 20s and has employed it as an excuse to never grow up.

For the film, the action is moved to Chicago (the star/screenwriter's old stomping grounds), where Rob Gordon (Cusack) hangs out all day in his shop full of tattered record bins plastered with radio station stickers, composing musically pretentious Top Five lists (Top Five Side-One First Tracks, Top Five Formerly Great Sell-Out Musicians) with his equally idle and smug clerks (Todd Louiso and Jack Black).

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American Pie 2 Review


Terrible

Back from their freshman year at college, the sex-crazed gang from "American Pie" rent a beach house and party hardy for the summer in the inevitable assembly-line sequel "American Pie 2."

Pastry-plugging loser Jim (the insufferable Jason Biggs) is waiting for a visit from Swedish exchange sexpot Nadia (the vapid Shannon Elizabeth), whose interest in him still isn't adequately explained. Loud-mouthed lecher Stifler (Seann William Scott) is still obsessed with nailing anonymous bimbos. Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is still obsessed with bedding Stifler's mom (Jennifer Coolidge).

Oz (Chris Klien) is still hopelessly devoted to Heather (Mena Suvari), who only shows up about three times in the movie, calling on the phone from Europe. Freaky flutist Michelle (Alyson Haningan) is back at band camp, where Jim pays a visit for sexual advice. Former virgin Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is pining for former virgin Vicki (Tara Reid), who has moved on.

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Just One Time Review


Grim

Stop me if you've heard this one before: "Just One Time" is a "romantic comedy" about a guy who acts like a selfish idiot through the whole movie, then makes an insincere 30-second apology just before the credits roll. The girl takes him back, no questions asked, and that's the happy ending.

Is anybody else sick of these movies that insult women by implying that they shouldn't look for a man who treats them right, but just settle for one who apologizes when he treats them badly?

The twist in "Just One Time" that's supposed to make it unique is the way in which the guy (co-writer/director Lane Janger) acts like an idiot -- he pressures his fiancée (Joelle Carter) to have a threesome with another woman when she's clearly not at all interested.

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