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Josh Brolin Confirmed To Play Cable In 'Deadpool 2'


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Deadpool is without a doubt one of the most popular superheroes of the modern day. Lighting up the big screen in 2016 with his first solo movie - where Ryan Reynolds took up the role of the mischievous anti-hero - he's garnered more fans than ever before, and will return to movie theatres next year in a second solo outing.

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Written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, Deadpool's second solo film will introduce the future mutant soldier son of X-Men leader Cyclops, otherwise known as Cable. For months there's been speculation as to who would step into that role, but now it's been confirmed that Josh Brolin has snagged the role.

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Corvus Glaive Confirmed As Second Villain In 'Avengers: Infinity War'


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Rumours have been floating around for some time as to what exactly will go on in upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, 'Avengers: Infinity War'. Though we know the titular crime-fighting team will be taking on Thanos (Josh Brolin) with the help of the Guardians of the Galaxy, what we don't know is whether or not he would be the only villain causing chaos in the movie. That is, until now.

Ultron served as the primary villain in 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'Ultron served as the primary villain in 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron'

Whilst Thanos is trying to bring together the Infinity Stones for a gauntlet that would give him the ultimate power over reality, space and time, we now know that he'll be helped by none other than second-in-command, the dangerous warrior Corvus Glaive.

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Hail, Caesar! Review

Excellent

An intelligent ode to a time when Hollywood made wildly inventive movies without pressure from focus groups, there's a serious edge to what superficially looks like a madcap comical romp. But this isn't one of Joel and Ethan Coen's nutty comedies. It's a pointed exploration of the collision between art and commerce, assembled as a sprawlingly entertaining ensemble movie packed with lively, often hilarious characters.

It's set over 24 hours at Capitol Pictures in 1951 as studio minder Eddie (Josh Brolin) tries to keep several movies in production despite a series of hitches, while twin gossip columnists (two Tilda Swintons) try to get a scoop. Top movie star Baird (George Clooney) has been kidnapped by communist writers from the set of his Roman epic. Water-ballet diva DeeAnna (Scarlett Johansson) is pregnant and unapologetically unmarried. And rising-star Hobie (Alden Ehrenreich) is struggling to make the transition from Western action hero to chamber room drama, clashing with his demanding new director Laurence (Ralph Fiennes). Meanwhile, song-and-dance man Burt (Channing Tatum) is up to something on the set of his sailor musical. With all of this, Eddie begins to think that maybe he should take the offer of a job outside the film industry.

As the movie darts between these various productions, the Coens gleefully reinvent this series of genres that have essentially died out. Yes, the film is a pointed depiction of how Hollywood used to make a wide array of movies for much broader audiences. Each sequence is written and directed with witty details that perfectly catch the way the chaos of a film set can be transformed into a glamorous motion picture in time for the starry red-carpet premiere. And the entire cast rises to the challenge. Clooney is terrific as the dim-witted star who hasn't a clue what's happening around him. Ehrenreich shows real charm as a smart kid struggling in an insane situation. Brolin holds things together in a surprisingly sympathetic role, while Swinton, Johansson and Fiennes add plenty of spark, and the film is stolen by Frances McDormand as a spiky film editor.

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Hail, Caesar! Trailer


Ever since his wonderful appearance in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, we've been waiting for Ralph Fiennes to take up a similar role that shows a completely different side to the actor, now it looks like the Coen Brothers have given the actor such a role. Laurence Lorenz is an eccentric film director who finds himself caught up in a fiasco when Hollywood superstar Baird Whitlock is kidnapped.

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Josh Brolin - Inherent Vice LA Premiere at TCL Chinese Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Kathryn Boyd and Josh Brolin - Los Angeles premiere of 'Inherent Vice' - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Josh Brolin - AFI FEST 2014 Premiere Of Inherent Vice - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 9th November 2014

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Josh Brolin - Photographs from the 2014 American Film Institute's Festival and screening of 'Inherent Vice' which was held at The Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 8th November 2014

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Video - Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Greet Each Other At The New York Film Festival Premiere Of 'Inherent Vice' - Part 1


Stars of forthcoming crime comedy 'Inherent Vice' Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin were among the guest arrivals at the movie's premiere held during the 52nd New York Film Festival. The movie follows a detective forced to take on a case more personal in nature than he's used to.

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Kathryn Boyd and Josh Brolin - Many stars attended and were photographed at the 52nd New York Film Festival in New York, United States - Saturday 4th October 2014

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Kathryn Boyd and Josh Brolin - Many stars attended and were photographed at the 52nd New York Film Festival in New York, United States - Sunday 5th October 2014

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A Week In Movies: Stars Turn Out In New York, Cruise Shoots In London And Trailers For Interstellar, Inherent Vice, Taken 3 And Blackhat


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Gone Girl

A week before it arrived in cinemas, the anxiously awaited thriller Gone Girl had its world premiere at the New York Film Festival, where Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry and more turned up to walk the red carpet.

Video - Neil Patrick Harris Photographed On The Red Carpet During 'Gone Girl' Premiere - Part 1

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Joaquin Phoenix Plays A Crooked Cop In The Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"


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Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson are back with another team effort. The trailer for Inherent Vice dropped on Monday and, going on that alone, we’ll call this a must-see. It’s an adaptation of Thomas Pichon’s novel of the same name and follows stoner P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s (Katherine Waterston) wealthy boyfriend. Besides Phoenix himself, the film stars Josh Brolin as the stuffy LAPD detective Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornson, while Reese Witherspoon plays deputy DA Penny Kimball. Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, and Benicio Del Toro round out an all-star cast.

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Josh Brolin - Stars turned out on mass for the Premiere of 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th August 2014

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"Sin City" Stars Talk A Big Game Of Female Empowerment, But Will The Movie Deliver?


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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For isn’t out until this coming Thursday, August 21, but promotion has been going on for months. Maybe you’ve noticed that this time around, it’s mostly (if not all) focused on the ladies – from Jessica Alba’s no-longer damsel-in-distress Nancy, to Rosario Dawson’s dominatrix with a deadly attitude Gail, to the Dame herself – Eva Green as Ava Lord. These are no-nonsense, cliché-free female characters. Well, technically they’re all cliché, but that’s the point – it’s all very post-modern and ironic and noir-inspired, etc.

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Yes, ok, the women are still strutting around in their underwear. But this time they are empowered, apparently.

 

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Jessica Alba, Frank Miller, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson and Robert Rodriguez - Jessica Alba, Frank Miller, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson und Robert Rodriguez at a Sin City meet and greet and photocall at the 2014 San Diego Comic Con - San Diego, California, United States - Sunday 27th July 2014

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Marvel's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" Trailer Debuted At SDCC And Looked Awesome, Probably.


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Marvel kicked off promotion for Avengers: Age of Ultron early at SDCC and, as with everything else related to the franchise, they made a massive production of it. The usual suspects were there – all of the primary cast, except for Scarlett Johansson, who is close to giving birth. Director/nerd king Joss Whedon also skipped the convention, since he couldn’t fly out from London after his knee surgery.

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The stars of The Avengers are basically Comic-Con royalty at this point.

The panel included a short Q&A, Robert Downey Jr. throwing roses to the audience and Josh Brolin walking in as Thanos, as well as heaps of Guardians news, but the main event had to have been the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer – the first of several, if the studio follows its usual model.

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The Goonies 2: Can The Original Cast Reunite For Another Adventure?


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Its been a long, nearly thirty year wait for fans of 1985’s The Goonies, but now it seems a sequel is in the works with director Richard Donner, and what’s more, he wants to reunited the original cast. Donner made the announcement in a rather unspectacular fashion whilst he was filmed by gossip site TMZ signing autographs. Donner was asked if he ever planned to do another comic book movie and he replied, "if you call Goonies a comic book. We’re doing a sequel.” Then, when asked if any of the stars from the 1985 movie were going to return he said "hopefully all of them".

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Goonies director Richard Donner confirmed a sequel to TMZ

Rumors of a Goonies sequel have been floating around for the best part of a decade. Back in 2004 the rumors started but it then seemed Warner Brothers studio just wasn’t interested in giving The Goonies another outing. Next the rumors resurfaced in 2009, but this time things seemed a lot more likely, with talk of Richard Donner being on board. Once again though nothing happened and Goonies fans became used to constant talk of sequels and remakes, with original cast members divided on whether or not the gang would ever hit the big screen again. Sean Astin always seemed positive, but Corey Feldman was less than certain, at one point saying, "NO! There is no Goonies 2! I'm sorry but it's just not gonna happen,” though he did also add, “...course now that I've said that, they'll do it." Director Richard Donner seemed to be the most in favor of a sequel saying it was a “definite thing” back in 2010.

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'The Goonies' Director, Richard Donner, Unofficially Confirms A Sequel Is In The Works


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Director Richard Donner announced to an unsuspecting photographer that he is making a sequel to the hit 1985 children's adventure film, The Goonies.

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Richard Donner with his wife Lauren Shuler Donner at an AFI event honouring Mel Brooks in 2013.

Donner was signing autographs in Beverly Hills when a photographer bombarded him with a series of questions regarding comic book and superhero films, but Donner took the opportunity to express his interest in making The Goonies 2. Although there have been rumours circulating about the possibility of a sequel to the children's classic, this is the first time it appears to have been unofficially confirmed by the director.

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Hunger Games Rules, But 'Oldboy' Remake Could Be Biggest Flop Of 2013


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The big news from the weekend's box-office was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire reasserting its superiority with an impressive second week total of $74.5 million. That's a huge increase in the $58 million that the original film made in its second week. The Jennifer Lawrence-starring sequel as now taken an incredible $573 million worldwide and looks on-course to become the biggest grossing movie of the year

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Though Catching Fire was the big winner at the box-office, it was Spike Lee's completely unnecessary remake of Chan-wood Park's 2003 classic Oldboy that made the headlines. The film - which cost $30 million to make - bombed with just $850,000 in takings from 583 theaters. The film has considerable draws in the form of Samuel L. Jackson and Josh Brolin, though the publicity tour was almost non-existent and reviews were terrible.

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Diane Lane and Josh Brolin - Los Angeles Premiere of the 'The Guilt Trip' shown at Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Tuesday 11th December 2012

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Tonight In Cinemas: Oldboy, Philomena, Frozen, Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Pick A Winner?


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Thanksgiving weekend represents a real mix of genres should you venture out to the pictures. From animated Disney musical action in Frozen, to hyper-violent revenge seeking in Oldboy, there’s truly something for everyone. But what are you going to pick? Well we can start by ruling something out: Oldboy.

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Spike Lee seems to have missed a trick with this remake of the South Korean cult classic, which sees a man trapped for several years without explanation, only for his revenge trip to be colored by further torment. Josh Brolin stars, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, but despite an admittedly impressive cast, the film falls short on many levels.

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Josh Brolin Is The Latest Celebrity To Check Into Rehab, This Time Its For Alcohol Abuse


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American actor Josh Brolin has checked into rehab for alcohol abuse.

Us Weekly reports, the 45 year-old has entered a facility in Northern California following a string of alcohol related incidents that have occurred recently.

"He realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety," an insider tells Us.

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Rehab Is A Thing That Happens Sometimes. This Time, It Was Josh Brolin


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Josh Brolin has reportedly made the difficult move and checked into rehab. According to Us Weekly, the 45-year-old has checked into a rehab facility in Northern California. This admirable move by Brolin may have been prompted by his decidedly less admirable than the drunken bar fight that he was reportedly involved in on Saturday, November 2. It's a well-established path for celebrities, but let's hope that this is Brolin's first and only time needing the facility.

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After a turbulent month, Brolin might be taking control.

According to TMZ, the No Country For Old Men actor got into a fist fight at the popular O’Brien’s Pub in Santa Monica, California. The fight took place, as per tradition, in the wee hours of the morning outside the entrance of the pub. Video of the incident, shared by TMZ, shows Brolin and the unknown male eventually ending the fight and hugging it out, but that was not the last incident of the actor’s eventful past few weeks.

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Josh Brolin - Celebrities at the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' - New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 9th January 2013

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Josh Brolin In Drunken Brawl With Bouncer In Beach Bar


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Actor Josh Brolin may be used to playing tougher characters in his movies but it seems that he blurred the lines between fiction and reality when he got into a bar fight last Saturday night with a member of the venue's security team in Santa Monica, L.A.

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Josh Could Still Be Hungover After A Heavy Night's Drinking That Ended Violently.

The very drunken 45 year-old had been drinking heavily at the O'Briens Irish Pub in the Californian beach town when he reacted violently to being asked to leave by a bouncer at approximately 2am, TMZ reports. TMZ's footage show Brolin taking swipes at the bouncer with few punches actually landing on the man.

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'Labor Day' Is A Tearjerker, Though Maybe Not An Awards Winner [Trailer]


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Much of the talk ahead of the Telluride Film Festival earlier this year focused on Jason Reitman's drama Labor Day, starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet as a struggling mother and her son who accidently brings an escaped prisoner into their lives.

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In his review of the movie, Gregory Ellwood of HitFix.com wrote, "Reitman is assisted by another strong performance by Winslet who once again proves she might be the second best living actress on the planet after Meryl Streep (and she is likely the film's strongest awards player)."

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A Week In Movies: Stars Come Out In London, We Get A Glimpse Of The New Jack Ryan, And Keanu Brings Us A Japanese Fantasy


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A very pregnant Kate Winslet joined Josh Brolin on the red carpet to present Labor Day

The stars continue to be out in London in the second week of the 57th London Film Festival. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan were on-hand with their new film Philomena, Joseph Gordon-Levitt got the crowd screaming outside the cinema before the screening of his writing-directing debut Don John, and. Click here for Philomena trailer and pics, or here for pics and the trailer for Don Jon and you can browse through our photo gallery of this week's Labor Day premiere in London.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was also at the festival with filmmaker Nicole Holofcener for the UK premiere of their intelligent, offbeat romantic-comedy Enough Said, which features one of the final performances from the late James Gandolfini. It opens in British cinemas this weekend. You can read our Enough Said review here.

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Josh Brolin Takes On Another Dark And Tortured Character In 'Oldboy' [Video + Pictures]


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Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson and director Spike Lee team up for the upcoming psychological thriller Oldboy, which stars Brolin as an advertising executive, who gets kidnapped, imprisoned and has his life taken away from him. The film is a heavy exploration into human terror and coping, based on a 2003 Korean movie of the same name. When Joe Doucett finds himself in solitary confinement with little more than a bed at his disposal, this turns out to be only the beginning of his troubles. Joe is accused of the brutal murder of his ex-wife, with whom he has a daughter.

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Brolin stars opposite Jackson in this intense thriller.

Now, twenty years later, he finds himself free, with a wad of cash and no idea who granted him his freedom or why. Once free, Joe has little to do outside of working out, searching for his daughter and trying to unravel the mystery of his captor or his subsequent release. But things are just about to get a whole lot more complicated and dangerous.

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Oldboy - Clip


The latest clip from 'Oldboy' featuring a very unstable and mentally damaged Joe Doucett on his release from his 20 years imprisonment is now available to watch online. When Joe finds himself trapped in a cell with no window and barely more than a bed, a TV and a bible, it's only the beginning of a nightmare that would potentially be endless. He discovers that he is wanted as the prime suspect in the brutal murder of his ex-wife who leaves behind a daughter. All he can do is work out, grieve over her death and ponder the whereabouts of his beloved little girl. Eventually, 2 decades later, he is released with a wad of cash in his jacket though it seems he is not free from the taunts of his captor who forces him to wonder just why he was released.

'Oldboy' is a twisted thriller based on the original 2003 South Korean movie of the same name which was written by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi. This adaptation has been directed by the Oscar nominated Spike Lee ('Malcom X', 'Do The Right Thing') and written by Mark Protosevich ('I Am Legend', 'The Cell'). It is due to be released on November 27th 2013.

 

Josh Brolin - BFI London Film Festival: 'Labor Day' premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 14th October 2013

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Josh Brolin - BFI London Film Festival: 'Labor Day' premiere held at the Odeon Leicester Square - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 1st January 2000

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Jason Reitman, Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin - BFI London Film Festival 2013 - Labour Day- photocall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th October 2013

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Josh Brolin - BFI London Film Festival: 'Labour Day' photocall held at the May Fair Hotel. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 14th October 2013

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Josh Brolin and Guest - Los Angeles premiere of 'Machete Kills' held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 2nd October 2013

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Oldboy - Featurette


'Oldboy' is an intense mystery thriller about a man who is locked up for 20 years before being suddenly released with a pocket full of cash and no explanation. Main star Josh Brolin, his co-star Michael Imperioli, director Spike Lee and screenwriter Mark Protosevich among others talk about the flick in a short featurette.

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Kate Winslet Takes On A Dangerous Fugitive In 'Labor Day'


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Set in 1987, Labor Day follows a mother’s unwilling entry into the criminal world by harbouring a fugitive that comes to her, bleeding, asking for help. Another film propelled into the news by its screening at the Toronto Film Festival, director Jason Reitman won’t be enamoured by the critical response so far.

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The Telegraph ponder the question: “Jason Reitman's latest film Labor Day has craft, care and sensitivity. So why does it feel so counterfeit,” before going on to answer it. “Here, adapting a 2009 novel by Joyce Maynard, he lapses instead into a sun-kissed emotional monotone, and more or less sets up camp,” they say.

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Labor Day - Clip


Adele Wheeler is the single mother of 13-year-old Henry and suffers from depression, rarely leaving her house except for reasons she can't avoid. One of those reasons arises when she has to take Henry last minute school shopping over the Labor Day weekend at the end of the summer. Whilst out, they bump into Frank; a not so cuddly looking man who is bleeding profusely and asks for their help. Adele and Henry are hesitant to come to his aid, but eventually drive him to their home where the situation takes a strange turn when they become his hostages. It turns out that Frank is a convicted killer who has escaped jail and is desperate to get on the move in spite of his injuries. Initially terrified, Adele and Henry soon realise that they are not in any danger and help him win freedom once again.

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Kate Winslet (Understandably) Ducked Out Of "Labor Day" TIFF Premiere


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Kate Winslet honored the unwritten Hollywood tradition of stars not staying to watch the premieres of their own films and skipped out on the Toronto Film Festival showing of Labor Day. However, while many actors are simply not interested in seeing themselves on screen, Winslet not attending was intentional and related to the actress’s own pregnancy, as she revealed during a rather awkward exchange at the post-screening Q&A.

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Jason Reitman's Labor Day premiered at TIFF this weekend, but not without some controversy.

The film, directed by Jason Reitman, stars Winslet as the troubled and reclusive Adele. Her character in the film is pregnant and, without giving too much away, the intense drama features some childbirth-related moments, which quickly became the subject of discussion after the screening. While most were hesitant to bring up the topic around the visibly pregnant Winslet, one apparently foreign journalist broached the question rather indelicately. According to Entertainment Weekly, the interviewer asked: “In the screen, the pregnancies go so bad. Had you ever thought about you such a hard story in real life.”

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Josh Brolin - Toronto International Film Festival 2013 - 'Labor Day' - Photocall - Toronto, Canada - Saturday 7th September 2013

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Gattlin Griffith, Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin - 2013 Toronto International Film Festival - Labour Day - Photo call - Toronto, Canada - Saturday 7th September 2013

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Josh Brolin - Celebrities attend the 2013 US Open Tennis Championships game between Caroline Wozniacki and Camila Giorgi at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center - New York, United States - Saturday 31st August 2013

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Early Predictions Peg Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin As Possible Options Warner Bros.' Next Batman


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Advance planning for “Man of Steel 2” is well underway and that can only mean one thing – Warner Bross and DC are looking for their next Batman. Sure, they could have teamed up Kale-El with, say, Wonder Woman for their next step towards the franchise to end all franchises – Justice League. As it stands, though, the list of contenders is largely male, white and around the age of 40.

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Predictions abound as to Henry Cavill's co-star in Man of Steel 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, quite a few actors have been considered for the part – from Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles and The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln (could you imagine Rick Grimes as Superman?) to trending names such as Ryan Gosling and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. More outlandish rumors have even pegged Simon Pegg (ha!) and Daniel Dae Kim as being in the running. As of yet, however, no one is actually in the running.

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A Week In Movies: The World's End Premieres, Mendes Returns To Bond, Oldboy Teases


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The Worlds End

This week's big world premiere was in London for The World's End, where Simon Pegg and Nick Frost walked a blue carpet alongside costars Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine and Rosamund Pike. The apocalyptic pub crawl comedy opens next week in Britain. The cast and crew talk to the press about it. As well as Simon Pegg And Nick Frost Discussing The Talents Of Edgar Wright.

Meanwhile in New York, stars turned out for a gala screening of the Sundance winner Fruitvale Station. Lead actor Michael B Jordan was joined on the red carpet by Cuba Gooding Jr, DJ Moss and his wife DJ Kiss, and Tony-winning actress Patina Miller. The true drama costars Octavia Spencer and opens in America this weekend. Watch the Cuba Goodling Jr video or the Brian d'Arcy James and DJ Mos video here.

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Oldboy Trailer


When Joe Doucett suddenly wakes up one morning to find himself imprisoned in a cell with little more than a bed, a TV and a bible, his first thought is some sort of terrible nightmare. But things get worse when a news broadcast states that he is the prime suspect in the murder of his ex-wife and mother of his child Donna Hawthorne, and his daughter has been subsequently adopted. He spends his hours dwelling on Donna's death, working out, boxing, self-harming and talking to stray mice until one day, 20 years later, he finds himself climbing out of a trunk in a field very well-groomed and dressed smartly with a wad of cash in his jacket. He embarks on a mission to kill the man who took his liberty while falling in love with the beautiful Marie, who tries to help him re-build his life. However, he soon releases that he is less free than he thought as his captor continues to taunt him with questions of why he imprisoned him and why he let him go.

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Oldboy American Remake Starring Josh Brolin – First Poster Revealed


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Spike Lee’s version of the South Korean classic Oldboy, which was released in 2003, finally has a poster. This American remake – starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley – finally has a poster to whet the appetite of revenge-loving film goers.

Old Boy poster

The plot of Oldboy, which anyone who wants to see the film will already know, centres around Oh Dae-su, who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughters birthday. After years of confinement, he sets about finding his revenge, only to find out he’s still embroiled in a web of intrigue and lies.

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Josh Brolin and Diane Lane split Hollywood stars Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are heading for divorce. The actors, who wed in August, 2004, quietly parted ways late last year (12). Representatives for the couple have confirmed the sad news to UsMagazine.com, simply stating, "Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage." They were last pictured together in December (12) at the Los Angeles premiere of The Guilt Trip, which starred Brolin's stepmum, Barbra Streisand. It will be the second failed union for both actors - Lane split from her first husband Christopher Lambert in 1994, the same year that Brolin broke up with actress Alice Adair, the mother of his two children Trevor, 24, and Eden, 18. Lane has a 20-year-old daughter from her first marriage. (MT/WNWCUW/KL)** Diane Lane and Josh Brolin 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala presented by Starz held at The Beverly Hilton hotel Beverly Hills, California - 25.10.10 : FayesVision/ When: 25 Oct 2010

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Josh Brolin And Diane Lane Divorce Imminent, But Movie Careers Look Bright


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Josh Brolin and Diane Lane's divorce looks imminent after the pair split following eight years of marriage. The revered actors called it quits, with representatives telling Us Weekly, "Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage." The high profile couple married in 2004 though took a break shortly afterwards when Brolin was arrested for spousal battery, according to TMZ.com.

"It was a mutual decision. It is very amicable. It's not ugly, it's just over," a source told the Los Angeles Times of the breakdown of the marriage. The previously inseparable Brolin and Lane have kept up appearances on the red-carpet in recent years, constantly photographed together at premieres in Los Angeles and New York. It will be the second divorce for both, with Brolin, 45, previously married to the actress Alice Adair and Lane, 48, divorcing actor Christopher Lambert in 1994. 

News of the split comes as both stars continue to enjoy high profile roles in Hollywood. Oscar nominated Lane will next appear in the Superman movie Man of Steel, with Henry Cavill, before starring in crime-drama Every Single Thing with Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Banks. Brolin, also an Oscar nominee, will next appear in Jason Reitman's Labor Day, starring multi-Academy Award winner Kate Winslet and Tobey Maguire. He's also signed on for Spike Lee's Oldboy and Sean Penn's Crazy For The Storm.

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Josh Brolin And Diane Lane To End Eight-Year Marriage


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Sin City star Josh Brolin is divorcing his wife of eight years, Diane Lane, Sky News report. It is said a representative for the couple confirmed the split.

Sad news, or certainly news anyway; another celebrity marriage is facing the bitter end as Brolin and Lane call it quits. In other news, Brolin and Lane, ironically, sounds like a law firm that caters for the stars. Anyway, here’s a brief background on their eight-year stay in married-land: they tied the knot back in 2004 (any maths wizards might have already worked that out) after each having one previous marriage. They don’t have any kids together, so there’s one awkward court case out of the way, but they both have children from previous relationships. Brolin has an 18-year-old daughter and a 24-year-old son from his marriage to Alice Adair, which ended in 1994. And Lane has a 19-year-old daughter from her marriage with Christopher Lambert, which also ended in 1994. We can just see how the conversation went on their first date. Four years after dramatically calling off his engagement to Minnie Driver, Brolin put a ring on Lane’s finger, and on Independence Day too!

Video - Josh Brolin Says Hi To Radioman Outside The Late Show Studios


'Gangster Squad' star Josh Brolin is snapped chewing gum while signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans outside the New York City studio for 'The Late Show with David Letterman'.

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Ryan Gosling Brings His Mother, Emma Stone Brings The Glamor: Gangster Squad Premiere (Pictures)


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Is Ryan Gosling just too perfect? Here he is arriving to the Gangster Squad premiere with his mother

It was almost certainly the first real big premiere of 2013, and the cast and crew of Gangster Squad certainly didn't disappoint, the bulk of the Ruben Fleischer-directed stars all turning out at the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles for the premiere. Ryan Gosling led the way, as he tends to, after bringing on his mother. What a good egg. 

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Gangster Squad: A Sneak Peak At Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, In Ruben Fleischer's Flick (Pictures)


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Ruben Fleischer's long delayed movie Gangster Squad finally hits theaters worldwide this week, chronicling the LAPD's fight to keep the East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s. It's a big subject to tackle, though the Zombieland filmmaker has acquired quite the cast, with Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone all lining up in the gritty drama.

The reviews are mixed, though Gangster Squad is likely to trouble the Box Office analysts this weekend and could find itself sitting pretty in the No.1 spot by Sunday. The movie's biggest draw is clearly Oscar winner Sean Penn playing Brooklyn mobster Mickey Cohen. In 1949 Los Angeles, Cohen ran the show on the West Coast too, reaping the financial rewards from drugs, guns and prostitutes. Though he intimidates just about everyone in the city, a team of LAPD outsiders led by John O'Mara (Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Gosling) come together to bring Cohen down, for good.

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Bad News For Cartoonish Gangster Squad - Strong Cast Hasn't Saved Film Noir Melodrama


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After a delayed release, the first major review of Gangster Squad has hit the web.

Unfortunately for the movie’s execs, Hollywood Reporter’s resident film critic has deemed it not to be worth the wait. It looks as though this film noir crime thriller is going to fall flat in comparison to leading movies of the genre, such as the excellent LA Confidential, with which this movie has many aesthetic similarities.

Gangster Squad, starring Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, Emma Stone and Giovanni Ribisi alongside Sean Penn and Nick Nolte, is set in 1949, an adaptation of Paul Lieberman’s book about the LA mob leader Mickey Cohen. It was originally pulled to re-shoot some scenes in the wake of the Aurora Colorado shooting tragedy last year but nonetheless, its arrival has been highly anticipated not least by virtue of its stellar cast. For McCarthy, though, Gangster Squad is lacking in dimension and whereas Mickey Cohen was widely held to be a charming man who kept his dark side under wraps as far as possible, Sean Penn “lays him exclusively as a raving homicidal maniac who might even have given the Nazi hierarchy pause.”

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Actor Josh Brolin Gets Busted For Having "Too Much Fun"


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Josh Brolin must have had a fun New Years, with an abrupt ending, as he was busted on New Year’s Day for public intoxication, of all things.

Apparently, he had “too much fun”. Isn’t that a nice way to put it? The actor was arrested just before midnight on January 1st in Santa Monica and he was booked into jail just before 3AM on the 1st. The actor was released just four hours later, according to TMZ and was given a citation, meaning that there will be no further charges and the incident is over and done with. Still, that will make for a pretty good party story later on, we bet.

Brolin himself hasn’t commented on the incident, but a source close to the actor has come forward to explain that it was just a case of getting a bit carried away with partying. Brolin apparently rang in the new year with a few guy friends (or was going to, anyway) and the drinking got out of hand. Isn’t that how it always goes? Luckily, the incident will have no long-term consequences for Brolin and he’ll be able to go back to... what exactly is Josh Brolin doing now?

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Mickey Cohen is a dangerous Mafia boss with power over the police and the people of Los Angeles in 1949. His mob and his world revolves around drugs, firearms, prostitutes and casinos with power and money being the only consequence in their criminal misdeeds. However, it's not long before some members of the LAPD begin to question their own methods and power and start to realise that they must be the ones to take down Mickey and his gang but to do so they must hang up their LAPD badges and go into this war without mercy. All they need is five or seven men willing to put their lives on the line against this ruthless mob of forty. But it's not just their own lives threatened in this conflict.

'Gangster Squad' is based on the true story of the real infamous Mickey Cohen which was put into the novel 'Tales from the Gangster Squad' by Paul Lieberman. The crime flick has been directed by Ruben Fleischer ('Zombieland', '30 Minutes or Less') and written by Will Beall ('Castle') in his feature film screenplay debut. It was originally meant to be released in September 2012 but it was pushed back to January 11th 2013 following the tragedy of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. It was deemed inappropriate for it to be released so soon after given that one scene in the movie was to involve a similar theater massacre.

Director: Ruben Fleischer

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Men In Black 3 Trailer


Agents K and J work for the Men In Black, an organisation specialising in hunting down aliens. Agent J used to be known as James Darrell Edwards III and was recruited by Agent K, after the latter observed the former hunting down an alien in disguise while working for the NYPD.

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True Grit Review


Excellent
The Coen brothers return to the Charles Portis novel (rather than remaking the 1969 John Wayne movie) for this lean and riveting Western. It's a thoroughly involving story, with feisty characters and a wicked sense of humour.

Mattie Ross (Steinfeld) may be only 14 but she's determined to avenge the murder of her father by the outlaw Chaney (Brolin), who has fled into Indian territory. She tenaciously convinces gruff US Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Bridges) to take the case, rejecting the help of Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Damon), who's been hunting Chaney for months. She also refuses to sit back and wait, riding out with Cogburn to chase Chaney down. Sure, this is no undertaking for a young girl, but Mattie may have more true grit than everyone else combined.

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True Grit Trailer


True Grit is a 1968 Western book by author Charles Portis, Ethan & Joel Coen now lend the story and re-work it into a film adaptation. They are not the first directors to turn this book into a film as it was also attempted by Henry Hathaway in 1969 and starred John Wayne.

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Review


Very Good
Michael Douglas returns to his most iconic role for this 20-years-later sequel to Oliver Stone's 1987 hit. Of course it couldn't be much more timely, as it dips into the current financial chaos and the drama behind the scenes.

Jake (LaBeouf) is a rising-star broker working for a Wall Street veteran (Langella). His girlfriend Winnie (Mulligan) is the estranged daughter of the legendary Gordon Gekko (Douglas), who recently completed his prison term for insider trading. But Jake's idea to reunite Winnie and her dad takes a turn when they begin a kind of teacher-student relationship. Jake then takes a job for an archrival investor (Brolin) to orchestrate his downfall. But this is 2008 and banks are starting to collapse around them. And maybe Gekko is up to his old tricks.

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Jonah Hex Trailer


Jonah Hex is a brand new comic book adaptation directed by Jimmy Hayward and starring Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox.

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Trailer


23 years after Gordon Gekko's incarceration for insider trading, he finds himself being released into the outside world. He may have no family to meet him but he's ready to once again take his place in the business world. His soon to be son-in-law Jacob contacts Gordon in the hope that together they will reunite father and daughter. Winnie has always been wary of her father, especially his business dealings to which she warns her fiancé but when Jacob finds himself taken under the wing of Gordon, the offer is too good to turn down.

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Women In Trouble Trailer


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W. Review


Terrible
As President Bush's second term winds down and the race for 2008 spins at fevered pace, now is the time to make a statement -- reflecting on the failures of the current administration and projecting our hopes for the next.

Oliver Stone's W. is not that statement.

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No Country For Old Men Review


Excellent
The only good man to be found in Joel and Ethan Coen's No Country for Old Men is a sheriff by the name of Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones). Every morning he has bacon and black coffee with his eggs and he'll take any chance he can to ride horses with his wife in the canyons of California's border territory. In a jarring opening monologue, Bell says that to know the kind of evil going on these days would require a man to put "his soul at hazard" and to say "OK, I'll be part of this world." He doesn't find appeal in conceding to either.

Bell's troubles kick off when a deputy makes the fatal mistake of arresting a pale man with a terrible bowl cut, properly named Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem). Chigurh strangles the deputy while his flailing boots leave a trail of scuff marks on the jail floor. As he makes his way back to his meeting spot, Llewelyn Moss (a near-stoic Josh Brolin) has come upon a massacre of drug runners in the California canyons and prairies. He leaves the drugs but takes a bag full of money for his own. Within hours, he is sending his wife to live with her mother and plotting the best way to shake the trail of dead that is left in his wake. A cocky fixer (Woody Harrelson) makes nothing but a blip on Chigurh's radar as he rifles through hotels and hospitals to find his money and the man who has "inconvenienced" him.

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In The Valley Of Elah Review


Excellent
Although Paul Haggis' gut-punch of a story, In the Valley of Elah, is the first truly great narrative film about the Iraq War, it only spends a total of maybe five minutes there. The rest of the time, Elah is back in the U.S., dealing with all the stomach-churning consequences of what the country has sent young men over the sea to do. For this war story, combat -- that terrifying adrenaline high that changes many soldiers forever -- would be a distraction. The film comes at the war elliptically, immersing viewers in a world of soldiers, veterans, military bases, and civilian hangers-on, where President Bush is always pontificating from a nearby radio or television and everyone gets their check, directly or indirectly, from the Pentagon.

Elah is set in late 2004, when previously pro-war segments of the population started seeing cracks in the official flag-waving rhetoric, and ugly rumors started flying about what was actually going on Over There. Haggis' hard-boiled script -- closely based on Mark Boal's harsh, eye-opening article, "Death and Dishonor," published in Playboy in 2004 -- takes the form not of a war film but of a mystery, hiding its disquieting revelations in a familiar structure. Retired military policeman Hank Deerfield (Tommy Lee Jones) finds out that his son Mike (Jonathan Tucker, from Haggis' short-lived TV show The Black Donnellys), currently serving in Iraq, went AWOL not long after coming home on R&R. Having already lost his other son to combat in Afghanistan, and convinced he's getting some sort of runaround from the army, Hank hops in his winded old pickup and heads to Mike's base looking for answers.

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Into The Blue Review


Terrible
I wonder what went through the studio exec's head when he found out about the release schedule of Into the Blue. It's a movie about fun in the Caribbean sun that's coming out while the Caribbean is in hurricane season. It's an extended swimsuit ad that's coming out when people won't be buying swimsuits. That alone should start the pissed off product reps lining up at his door with baseball bats. But if he thinks that beating is bad, he should wait until the people that saw the movie show up.

Into the Blue isn't just a bad movie. It's an endless font of implausibility and boredom whose only redeeming quality is watching the his and hers sex symbols on the screen.

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Nightwatch Review


Weak
Back when Nightwatch opened on the big screen, the studio had a contest: whoever could stay awake for 6 straight showings of the movie through the night won some big prize. Turns out that's a tough contest. I couldn't even stay awake for one showing. Ewan McGregor stars as the night watchman at a morgue, who starts right after a rash of serial killings. Too bad they never get him, though they try -- but only after putting the audience under.

Into The Blue Review


Terrible
I wonder what went through the studio exec's head when he found out about the release schedule of Into the Blue. It's a movie about fun in the Caribbean sun that's coming out while the Caribbean is in hurricane season. It's an extended swimsuit ad that's coming out when people won't be buying swimsuits. That alone should start the pissed off product reps lining up at his door with baseball bats. But if he thinks that beating is bad, he should wait until the people that saw the movie show up.

Into the Blue isn't just a bad movie. It's an endless font of implausibility and boredom whose only redeeming quality is watching the his and hers sex symbols on the screen.

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Best Laid Plans Review


Good
Straight-to-video movies usually do so for a reason, but Best Laid Plans just may have gotten a bum rap. Centered around a complicated scheme between Nivola and Witherspoon (fiesty as ever, here) to steal a valuable Civil War artifact in order to pay back the subject of an earlier crime, things get progressively more complicated until the enexorably uninspired conclusion. While it's a relatively tepid thriller, Best Laid Plans actually had me sit up on the edge of my seat once, and any chance to see Witherspoon in handcuffs is certainly an opportunity not to be missed.

Bed Of Roses Review


Weak
Stalker guy delivers flowers to girl he spies late one night. No, it's a romantic comedy! Short on comedy, but still a romance, I suppose. Bed of Roses, starring the badly mismatched Christian Slater and Mary Stuart Masterson, tries so hard to be that Very Special Date Movie but fails all around. The dramatic moments are scary, the characters are unbelievable, their "problems" are pathetic. Only the soundtrack makes much of an impact.

Hollow Man Review


Good
Okay, Kevin Bacon! You're invisible and you can't go back to being visible -- what do you do!?

Well, you spy on some naked chicks, right? That's what I'd do! That's what every guy would do, right!

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Melinda And Melinda Review


OK
Woody Allen's deliberately uneven Melinda and Melinda begins with a restaurant dinner conversation between two writers whose topic is near and dear to the director's heart - what's the essence of life: comedy or tragedy? For a filmmaker whose comedies have always been, to varying degrees, laced with frustration and anguish, and whose dramas are often cast in the Ingmar Bergman school of oppressive austerity, it's no surprise to find Allen ruminating on the indistinct line between the funny and the sad. The filmmaker's latest tackles this symbiotic relationship by bifurcating his narrative - the turbulent tale of Melinda (Radha Mitchell), a woman who comes between an unhappily married couple, is presented in "comedic" and "tragic" versions that share many peripheral details but exhibit a decidedly different tone. What's missing, unfortunately, are both laughs and tears.

Allen recounts both sides of his story concurrently, flip-flopping back and forth between his serious and lighthearted editions in order to highlight how the same basic plot outline can be molded for divergent purposes. In the film's solemn segment, Melinda is a neurotic, chain-smoking warning label against adultery, having lost her husband, custody of her children, and fragile hold on sanity because of a fling with a dashing Italian. Arriving on the Manhattan doorstep of her friends Lee (Jonny Lee Miller) and Laurel (Chloë Sevigny) during a get-together between friends and business associates, Melinda is a high-strung, near-anorexic mess, and her appearance eventually leads not only to a doomed romance with a dashing pianist and aspiring composer (Chiwetel Ejiofor, radiating intellectual charm), but also to the infidelity-incited end of struggling actor Lee and shopaholic Laurel's supposedly perfect marriage.

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The Goonies Review


Very Good
The Goonies has convinced me that sterility might not be such a bad thing.

The Goonies stars Sean Astin and Corey Feldman in their formative years, as leaders of a ratty group of kids who live in the boondocks. When wealthy developers threaten to move in, they discover an old treasure map, and set off in search of "the rich stuff" to save their admittedly pathetic way of life.

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Melinda & Melinda Review


Good
Woody Allen hit upon a plucky, imaginative concept for "Melinda andMelinda": The same story, of a woman at loose ends, imagined as bothcomedy and tragedy by two playwrights (Wallace Shawn and Larry Pine) arguingin a Manhattan cafe whether life is inherently funny or inherently sad.

While these bookend scenes are uncharacteristically clunkyand deliberate, full of exposition designed to set the fictional stage,the two parallel stories are pure Woody Allen at his ironic, neurotic,romantic, poignant and peculiar best -- and they're deftly woven togetherto compliment and play off each other.

The underappreciated Radha Mitchell (she played wives in"FindingNeverland," "PhoneBooth" and "Manon Fire") may now get the recognition shedeserves with her remarkable performances in the dual title role as a flighty,suicidal beauty who arrives in each story by crashing a dinner party.

One Melinda is a new downstairs neighbor who knocks onthe Upper East Side door of wannabe filmmaker Amanda Peet (who flirts withrich men hoping they'll fund her independent movie "The CastrationSonata") and her husband, neurotic out-of-work actor Will Ferrell(the picture's requisite Woody surrogate, although with unpredicted nuanceFerrell makes the role his own). Pratfalling into the dining room, Melindaannounces she's just taken two dozen sleeping pills. The comical chaosthat ensues leads to friendships, infidelities and unrequited love, allorbiting around Melinda -- although she's largely unaware of the upheavalshe's wrought.

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The Mod Squad Review


Weak

That fact that "The Mod Squad" opens with a dictionary definitionof "mod" appearing on the screen -- altered to include GenerationY hipsters -- did not bode well for the intelligence level to which thismovie was aiming.

The fact that this definition was followed by another forthe word "squad" left me with little hope that the pic wouldhave anything going for it besides 90 minutes of Claire Danes in tummytops.

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The Hollow Man Review


Bad

As a movie critic, nothing is more frustrating than watching a film like "Hollow Man," a film ripe with potential that succumbs completely to trite and tepid Hollywood convention.

A slick, initially disquieting but ultimately silly update of the invisible man scenario, re-envisioned for a CGI world, "Hollow Man" stars Kevin Bacon as a mad scientist for the new millennium -- an egoist with an aggressive sex drive, few ethics and a burgeoning God complex that stems from his groundbreaking successes in DNA manipulation.

Having already cracked the mystery of invisibility with experiments on dogs and apes, Bacon opens the picture in his top secret, super-hero-style underground lab as he and his team of researchers struggle with perfecting a formula designed to bring test subjects back from transparency.

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