He didn't find it too hard of a challenge.
Justin Theroux has entertained audiences for two seasons of 'The Leftovers' to-date in the leading role of Kevin Garvey, Jr., and it's fair to say that his character has been through a lot during his journey on the show.
Justin Theroux in 'The Leftovers'
Somewhat a hero, Kevin struggles with his life so much so that he's more than willing to kill himself if he deems it time to go. Because of that, every few minutes of the series are tense and packed full of suspense. This is a man who has been shot and poisoned, drowned and more; in fact, we'd be surprised if he managed to make it to the end of season 3 without facing some of his biggest challenges so far.
Continue reading: Justin Theroux Discusses Saying Goodbye To 'The Leftovers'
When a young women finds herself with amnesia following a car accident on Mulholland Drive, she adopts the name Rita and joins forces with an actress named Betty to try and re-discover who she is and where she was going with a strange blue key and a bag full of money. Meanwhile, a filmmaker named Adam Kesher gets roped into a mob deal, and other characters are being stalked by a mysterious and terrifying figure. Doppelgangers, betrayed love and murder line the plot as bit-by-bit Rita makes connections to her memories. Blurring the lines between illusion and reality, dreams and wakefulness, David Lynch gets into the core of the human condition with this surreal mystery.
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Lloyd is a young ninja still in high school who is trained alongside five other martial arts experts named Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya by the master warrior Master Wu. While by day they are faced with the evils of teenage life, by night they are death-defying heroes whose job it is to take down all manner of enemies with the help of a few state-of-the-art machines. They and the people of their island Ninjago face a terrible threat in the form of the war-mongering villain Garmadon - who also happens to be Lloyd's father. It's safe to say their relationship is a tense one. He wants revenge on Wu, who is actually Lloyd's uncle, but for what we are yet to discover...
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The HBO series returns for its final season on April 16.
The end is near for ‘The Leftovers’, as HBO have released the teaser for the show’s third and final season. Season three will premiere on the network on April 16, and judging by the promo things are looking pretty grim for Kevin Garvey and the rest of the show’s main characters.
Justin Theroux as Kevin Garvey in ‘The Leftovers'
Continue reading: The End Is Near For The Leftovers
Aniston's name has been trending on social media consistently in the week following the 'Brangelina' divorce bombshell.
Courteney Cox has stepped in to defend her former ‘Friends’ colleague Jennifer Aniston from the media spotlight and speculation that’s surrounded her ever since the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce came to light, saying “it’s not about her”.
The ‘Brangelina’ split has been the dominant news story for the past week and, one day after the divorce story came out, social media was flooded with gifs and memes of 47 year old Aniston cheerleading and celebrating Ang and her ex-husband Brad’s misery. #JenniferAniston even briefly became the second most popular topic on Twitter, behind #Brangelina itself.
Jennifer Aniston, now married to Justin Theroux, has been unceremoniously dragged into the 'Brangelina' divorce
The couple have recently found themselves dragged into the Brangelina divorce and even forced to deny split rumours.
As the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce continues to dominate headlines, Jennifer Aniston’s husband Justin Theroux has revealed the secret behind their happy marriage. Theroux's comments come less than a week after a rep for Aniston was forced to deny that the couple will soon be following Brangelina to the divorce courts.
Justin Theroux has revealed why his marriage to Jennifer Aniston works
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Theroux said: "We appreciate each other's sense of humour, we respect one another and we get along. I know it sounds simple but it's true!”
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Aniston split with Pitt 11 years ago, but for some reason no one can let it go.
When the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce broke it seemed as if the internet had been ready and waiting with memes featuring Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston. A sea of Aniston gifs flooded Twitter on Tuesday, dragging her unwittingly into the middle of Hollywood’s biggest divorce and reportedly leaving her fleeing LA for New York.
Jennifer Aniston, who hasn't been married to Brad Pitt since 2005
On Thrusday Aniston was pictured arriving in New York, with reports stating that she had to get out of Los Angeles because of the press attention ever since Pitt and Jolie announced their marriage was over.
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston Leaves LA After Being Dragged Into Brad Pitt's Divorce
The protagonist Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) in The Girl On The Train is a troubled woman who isn't coping with the divorce from her ex-husband and subsequently becomes involved in the investigation to the murder of Megan Hipwell. In this chilling thriller based on Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel we follow the story of Rachel and her internal battle of being afraid of herself and what she is capable of doing.
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With virtually the same blend of wit and idiocy as the 2001 original, this fashion-scene comedy is funny enough to spark some solid laughter in between the gags that fall flat. The punchlines are simple and the characters paper thin, but this world is so ripe for parody that the rather awkward mix of in-jokes and satire can't help but hit the bullseye every now and then.
Things haven't been great for top supermodel Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) over the past 15 years. His reading school collapsed in tragedy, sending him to live as a "hermit crab" in the wilds of northern New Jersey. And with a facial injury, his cohort Hansel (Owen Wilson) has retired in the wasteland of Malibu. Then Italian designer Atoz (Kristen Wiig) summons them to Rome, just as Interpol agent Valentina (Penelope Cruz) is investigating a series of popstar murders that seem linked to Derek's past. Teaming up with Valentina, Derek and Hansel track down their old nemesis Mugatu (Will Ferrell), reconnect with Derek's long-lost son (Cyrus Arnold) and discover a sinister conspiracy.
Stiller directs the film as if it's the next instalment in the Da Vinci Code saga, complete with shadowy secret rituals and ominous chase sequences. But the dialogue remains utterly ludicrous, as this "ridiculously good-looking" duo go through their individual existential crises, clueless that the world has moved on without them. Stiller and Wilson reprise the hang-dog charm that made the characters so likeable the first time round. Although this time Derek gets some emotional depth, while Hansel plays the action hero. Ferrell and Wiig camp it up to the rafters in their colourful roles, while Cruz vamps through the film in bombshell love-interest mode. Her deadpan performance might actually be the funniest thing in the movie. And each scene is packed with big-star cameos, some of which are genuinely amusing.
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An online petition has called for a boycott of the film, which features Cumberbatch as an androgynous model named Ali.
Zoolander 2 co-writer Justin Theroux has the defend the film against critics who have called for it to be boycotted over Benedict Cumberbatch’s character. Cumberbatch’s character Ali was accused by some of being ‘transphobic’ when the film’s trailer hit last month and an online petition was launched calling for a boycott of the film.
Zoolander 2 co-writer Justin Theroux
Speaking to The Wrap about the petition, which has so far received over 21,000 signatures, Theroux said: “I don’t even know what to make of it, because it hurts my feelings in a way. I take great care in the jokes I write, and the umbrage being taken is out of the context of the scene.”
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston - Hollywood's biggest stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the 87th Annual Oscars awards ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 201
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd January 2015
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th January 2015
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th January 2015
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston - 16th Annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe After Party - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel, Golden Globe - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015
Jessica Chastain, Dakota Fanning, Eddie Redmayne, Kate Mara, Mary J Blige and Justin Theroux - Photos of the audience and arrivals at Alexander Wang's X H&M collection Launch in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 16th October 2014
The Leftovers season 2 is confirmed.
Fans of Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers – and for those who are yet to try it out – can sigh a breath of relief: a second season is coming, meaning all those unresolved plot tangles will, probably, be straightened out. Although we are talking about the co-creator and showrunner of Lost here...
Justin Theroux stars in HBO's The Leftovers
Set in the suburbs outside New York, The Leftovers centres on a group of people trying to piece their lives together after an event dubbed “The Sudden Departure” – a day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, or scientific explanation. Paranoia, religious cultist fanaticism, suicide and downright madness are just some of the things the population of this now uncertain world are subject to.
Continue reading: More 'Leftovers' For HBO As Network Orders Second Season
Nora has a dark past. And a dark present. And future, judging by this episode.
Let’s talk about The Leftovers, which came back this week with a particularly depressing episode. We got a look inside Nora’s everyday life, which we already knew included torturing herself by interviewing people in her situation – those, who have lost loved ones in The Departure. It turns out that Nora isn’t freelancing at all. In fact, she’s working for the government, ostensibly trying to suss out who actually deserves money from the government for their tragedy. It wouldn’t be a pleasant job for anyone, but for Nora, who lost her husband and children in The Departure, it takes on a particularly creepy masochistic undertone.
Justin Theroux in The Leftovers.
Speaking of masochistic and creepy, this episode also sees Nora paying a prostitute to shoot her. No, don’t worry, she does this all the time. Ok, but it’s completely normal, she’s wearing Kevlar and has a mattress laid out. What do you mean that doesn’t make it any better? Angel, the panicked hooker that Nora wants to pay for the “service”, also doesn’t think it’s normal, but she takes the money anyway and shoots. After a tense moment, Nora rises up, alive and relatively unscathed. We’ll leave the amateur psychoanalysis to anyone else, who wants to open that can of worms.
Continue reading: ""The Leftovers" Recap: What's Eating Nora? EVERYTHING.
‘The Leftovers’ premiered last night on HBO.
The Leftovers has premiered on HBO, giving viewers their first look at Damon Lindelof's disturbing new show and adaptation of by Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel. If you are a complete newcomer to the concept of the series - no, it's not a sitcom about the perils of dating in later life, it's a dark and mysterious drama about the aftermath and enduring confusion following a rapture-like occurrence.
Justin Theroux Takes Centre-Stage In 'The Leftovers,' A Dark, New Drama About Life After An Apocalypse.
The latest post-apocalyptic drama from the Lost writer focusses on a core cast lead by Justin Theroux as police chief Kevin Garvey and his wife, Laurie Garvey, who is played by Amy Brenneman. Lindelof's reputation may be overshadowed by his poorly-received Lost ending but it seems like The Leftovers may just be worth riding out.
Continue reading: ‘The Leftovers’ Premieres: Stick It Out, This Dark Drama Is Worth It
'The Leftovers' could be the next big thing.
Fans of Game of Thrones who bothered to pay attention to the ads before last night's season premiere were treated to a preview for HBO's new show The Leftovers, which looked pretty awesome. The handy work of Lost's Damon Lindelof, the forthcoming drama series is based on the bestselling 2011 novel by Tom Perrotta.
Justin Theroux Stars in 'The Leftovers'
It stars Justin Theroux as police chief Kevin Garvey who attempts to maintain calm in the wake of a global Rapture that causes two per cent of the world's population to suddenly disappear. The show focuses on the members of Garvey's suburban community, who are left confused, angry and traumatised by the disappearance of their loved ones.
Continue reading: Is HBO's 'The Leftovers' The New Breaking Bad, True Detective, Etc?`
The 'We're The Millers' star opened up in a new interview on matters close to her.
Jennifer Aniston has featured in a candid new interview in which she discusses, amongst other things, the challenges and pressures facing an actress in Hollywood. The 45 year-old former Friends star was honest when she admitted that she'd happily swap her body for a day, but feared she'd be reluctant to give it back.
Jennifer Aniston Spoke Of Body Envy In A New Interview With Self Magazine.
Asked who she'd trade bodies with for a day, Jennifer replied "Would I really want to give it back?" adding, via Self, "I'd love to be able to ski like a crazy person, like Lindsey Vonn. Then I'd also like to have Gisele Bündchen's body, just 'cuz, why not?"
Justin Theroux, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky Stern and Emily Blunt - Jennifer Aniston and fiancee, Justin Theroux spend time on holiday in Los Cabos with celebrity friends, Emily Blunt, Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky Stern - Los Cabos, Mexico - Saturday 28th December 2013
A spokesperson for the actress has denied the tabloid rumours surrounding Jen that say she's pregnant.
Jennifer Aniston is not, repeat NOT pregnant! After various rumours had emerged across different media outlets stating that she and fiancé Justin Theroux are pregnant with their first child, a spokesperson for the actress has flat out denied the rumours and said that the actress in definitely not expecting a delivery from the stork any time soon.
Just to verify, Jen isn't pregnant.
The reports first emerged when Us Weekly published their latest issue with the front page story boasting a "big secret" from the Aniston/Theroux camp. The report was soon shot down though, and soon Jen's rep came to the fore to deny the rumour completely. The rep told the New York Daily News, "The entire story is a fabrication. Jennifer is not pregnant!"
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston Denies Stork Speculation - She Ain't Pregnant Yet!
Actress Jennifer Aniston is none too pleased that rumours have been stirred up that she had become a nudist and publically scolds TV presenter Katie Couric for digging info about her wedding.
Jennifer Aniston has spoken out over rumors that she has been "converted" to nudism by her fiancé, Justin Theroux. The Friends actress has sought to firmly put a stop to tabloid talk that she and her man routinely strut about in the nude by disparaging the remarks in the tabloids that have led to the apparently false stories.
Aniston Has Been Angered By Rumours Surrounding Her Love Life.
During a recent interview on E!'s Chelsea Lately, hosted by Chelsea Handler, on Wednesday (31st July) night, Jennifer was quizzed about a few aspects of her love life. In response to questions regarding the nudist rumours, Aniston said "we do when it's appropriate," clarifying, "He's comfortable enough in his skin." The 44 year-old also dismissed the stereotypical earth-loving image of nudists whilst also denying that she is one: "This is absolute B.S.[...] What are we like, collecting eggs naked and walking around the lawns naked?"
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston Lashes Out At Journo Kate, "What's Kate Couric?"
Ouch. Actress Jennifer Aniston has had her toe broken after her clumsy fiancé Justin Theroux stepped on it in his big boots.
Jennifer Aniston has been limping around recently after her husband-to-be Justin Theroux gave her a rather painful broken toe. Speaking to E! Online, the former Friends actress admitted "I have a broken toe. Not to out my sweet, sweet fiancé but he has big feet and wears these boots. He stepped on my toe. Broke it. I felt it."
"Why Lord, Why Did My Lover Stomp On My Toe?"
Despite her injury, 44 year-old Aniston has dismissed rumours that her engagement was on the rocks or that wedding plans had been scrapped. Instead, Friends' Rachel told the Associated Press (reported by Sky News) how the couple, who have been dating for two years, are taking it slow: "We have yet to set any dates. There have been no cancelled weddings. There have been no postponed weddings," adding "There have been no arguments about where to get married. Just clearing all that up."
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston's Fiancé Justin Theroux Puts His Foot Down, On Her Toe
The pair tied the knot in a huge ceremony this Saturday.
This Saturday, Jimmy Kimmel married his longtime partner and the co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Molly McNearney. According to Us Weekly, both the 45-year-old host and his ladylove, 35, chose very classic looks for their special day – he in a black and white tux and she in a flowing white strapless gown with a diamond-encrusted sash.
The couple have been together for several years.
The diamonds weren’t the only sparkling thing at the star-studded wedding, however. The reception was attended by a slew of A-listers, including Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon and wife Luciana, Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux, Ellen Degeneres and wife Portia De Rossi, Emily Blunt and husband John Krasinski, Howard Stern and Johnny Knoxville were all on the guestlist of some 300 of Kimmel and McNearney’s closest friends and family.
Poor Jen, playing second fiddle to Brangelina again
Ever since Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie, Aniston seems to have played second fiddle to the ever-so-slightly-more-interesting Brangelina couple. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Except, this time, she IS going to be the bride, as she’s planning to marry her beau Justin Theroux. However, even her wedding plans have been scuppered by her ever-so-slightly-more-famous ex and his own wedding. According to Us Weekly, Jennifer and Justin have had to push back their own nuptials, so that they don’t clash with the wedding that Brad and Angelina have planned. Jennifer’s so desperate for there not to be any connection between the two events, that she’s shifted her own big day back so that there’s no clash.
An insider told the magazine “She does not want her day associated with them.” Initially, she’d planned to move the date forward, but “Justin got weirded out by all the rushing.” Instead, the weddings been put on hold for now. “Nothing has happened on that front in a month” said the insider. It’s all taking its toll on poor Jen though, it seems. “She’s been cranky from this stress; Justin’s never seen her like this,” revealed the source.
The couple got engaged on Justin’s 41st birthday last August after just over a year of dating. They got together when they were both cast in the rom-com Wanderlust.
Whether he's being a complete Focker, has semen hanging from his ear, or suffering terribly after eating a curry, Ben Stiller has delighted us all with laugh-out-loud roles and movies for decades (yeah, we are that old! Reality Bites... is almost 20 years old). So it seems apt that he be awarded and congratulated for all that he's done for comedy. On hand to celebrate him personally were celebrity power couple, Justin Theroux, who has worked with Stiller for a long time, and his new fiancée Jennifer Aniston.
Aniston showed off her enormous engagement rock to her friends when they showed up, reports E!. Aniston gave a tribute in person, as well as appearing in her husband-to-be's own tribute, but comedically refusing to comment on the video that Theroux had made, saying that she'd be there in person- which she was, as reported by People. Aniston's own offering was a montage of Stiller's romantic scenes.
Introducing the video she said: "All right, I'm here to introduce what every lady in this room has been waiting for. And that would be Ben Stiller's lover package. Ben's package is surprisingly large, very expansive, and its lasting power speaks for itself. It spans the length of his manhood - from boyish rogue in Reality Bites, to tender husband and father in the Focker flicks." Continuing, "He is adorable. He's sensitive. He's shockingly ripped. And if you don't believe me, I'd suggest pulling out your iPhone and Google-ing 'Stiller Hawaii beach.' Trust me, it's intense." We googled. He's totally ripped.
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston And Others Show Up To Celebrate Ben Stiller
Jennifer Aniston pregnant with twins? We practically heard the tabloid editors drooling onto their crumby keyboards after reading the headlines online early on Tuesday (September 18, 2012).
Well it seemed Aniston had everyone fooled (for about 3 seconds), before it became apparent that she and SmartWater had made another viral video in promotion of the water company. The latest effort actually pokes fun at the many rumours that frequently circulate about the star’s personal life and is designed to look like security footage. The former Friends star shows off her knack for comedy in the clip, taking several shots at her own expense and showing off her collection of wigs as well as debuting her grown-up son named, err, Jimmy Kimmel. The clip begins with Ryan Seacrest delivering the “breaking news” that Aniston’s home security tapes had been stolen and “leaked online by an unknown source”. The actress – sporting a large baby bump – says, “How are my little triplets doing? You must be so thirsty,” before chugging down on a bottle of – you guessed it – SmartWater. The clip ends with Aniston saying “Good night, Rachel,” to herself in the mirror.
Aniston – now engaged to screenwriter Justin Theroux - is currently shooting the forthcoming comedy ‘We’re The Millers’, about a veteran pot dealer who creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.
Is Jennifer Aniston pregnant? Well, after surveying new footage we can say that if she is then, boy, those babies have grown big and fast! Aniston pregnant rumours have been strong for some time now, with the press convinced that the actress is going to be having children with her current fiancé Justin Theroux. It looks like the game might be up, as footage reported by E! Online suggests that she is showing.
But before you all get excited, it turns out it’s all a spoof! That’s right, amused at the constant scrutiny surrounding her womb, Aniston has teamed up with Smartwater to make up some spoof home security tapes that see the star refer to herself as Rachel, shows herself to be “pregnant” with triplets and, distressingly, has Jimmy Kimmel and an alien toddler for sons.
Other highlights in the clip involve the 43-year-old being rude, showing off her less-than-enthusiastic workout techniques and even admitting that her much fawned-after locks are nothing more than a wig. It’s a good move by Aniston, who in the past has found herself stressed by the constant media scrutiny on her life. After all, it was the constant attention that led her and Ben Affleck to break up in 2004; now older though she seems to have a different outlook on it all, and is constantly the first to laugh at herself.
Small-town girl Sherrie (Hough) takes the bus to 1987 Hollywood to become a rock star. There she meets Drew (Boneta), who has the same dream and works in the famed Bourbon Room on the Sunset Strip. He convinces the owner (Baldwin) to hire her as a barmaid just as diva-rocker Stacee Jaxx (Cruise) comes to play a major gig. Buzzing around him are a Rolling Stone journalist (Akerman) wanting an interview and a right-winger (Zeta-Jones) trying to protect the children from the evils of rock-n-roll.
Continue reading: Rock Of Ages Review
When their over-extended Manhattan lifestyle falls apart, George and Linda (Rudd and Aniston) head to Atlanta to regroup at the home of George's rich brother (Marino) and his medicated wife (Watkins). But on the way they stop at a B&B in Elysium, a countryside commune that sparks their imagination of a possible new life. Led by forgetful founder Carvin (Alda) and self-important guru Seth (Theroux), George and Linda are surprised at how well they fit in.
But this free-spirited, free-loving society starts to strain their relationship.
Continue reading: Wanderlust Review
George and Linda are the ultimate urban couple. Living in New York, they both lead hectic lifestyles and are used to running into the bonnet of a taxi on a regular basis (don't worry, they always walk away unscathed). One disadvantage of their fast paced jobs is their tiredness in the evenings. Whenever George and Linda plan on having sex, they find themselves falling asleep on each other.
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Thadeous (McBride) is the second son of the King (Dance), living in the shadow of his golden boy big brother Fabious (Franco), who has just returned from a quest with a bride, Belladonna (Deschanel). But on their wedding day, the evil wizard Leezar (Theroux) kidnaps her to complete his nefarious world-conquering plan. So Fabius and his loyal knights, along with Thadeuos and his esquire (Hardiker), set off to rescue her. Along the way they face treachery from within their ranks and team up with the fierce Isabel (Portman).
Continue reading: Your Highness Review
An orphan from a destroyed planet, Megamind (voiced by Ferrell) has been pushed into the role of the villain of Metro City. His only superpower is his intellect, with which he creates outrageous gadgets to battle his lifelong nemesis, the publicly adored Metro Man (Pitt). When one plan actually succeeds, Megamind and his sidekick Minion (Cross) take over the city, but are bored without someone to fight. So he decides to create a new superhero. Meanwhile, he starts to fall for Roxanne (Fey), a journalist who hates him.
Continue reading: Megamind Review
After saving the world, cocky arms-maker Tony Stark (Downey) is riding on his laurels and fending off attacks from his smarmy competitor (Rockwell) and a pushy senator (Shandling). Then a mysterious Russian (Rourke) nearly kills him with technology that matches his own. But Tony has another secret problem: his mechanical heart is killing him. He won't confide in his faithful assistant Pepper (Paltrow) or his best pal Rhodes (Cheadle), but he prepares to leave everything to them. Then the shady Nick Fury (Jackson) offers him another option.
Continue reading: Iron Man 2 Review
For three Hollywood heavyweights, the film adaptation of Vietnam vet Four Leaf Tayback's (Nick Nolte) war bestseller is rapidly spiraling out of control. Action hero Tugg Speedman (Stiller) is having a hard time digging up the requisite emotion, while Australian Method actor Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.) actually has some "controversial" plastic surgery to up the authenticity. Pulling up the rear -- literally -- is fat funnyman Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black). After appearing in a collection of crude yet profitable comedies, the borderline junkie wants to go legit. Along with rapper Alpa Chino (Brandon T. Jackson) and bit player Kevin Sandusky (Jay Baruchel), these celebrities fall victim to Tayback and director Damien Cockburn's (Steve Coogan) scheme to add realism to the project. The plan? Take everyone into the Asian jungle and shoot it, guerilla style. The problem? A deadly drug cartel.
Continue reading: Tropic Thunder Review
Nora (Posey) is a thirty-something hotel concierge specializing in VIP guests, but her life has little glamour. When not tending to the VIPs, she's home drinking red wine, popping sleeping pills, and wondering why she can't find just one nice man. A fifth-anniversary party for her best friend Audrey (Drea DeMatteo) adds insult to injury, even as her own mom (Gena Rowlands, director Zoe Cassavetes's mother) tries to cheer her up.
Continue reading: Broken English Review
With a few celebrities on board, the group assembles (with a few exceptions) for key member David Wain's The Ten, a foul-mouthed, dirty-as-diapers, Republican-baiting retelling of the Ten Commandments. The stories are stitched together by a loose narrative thread involving a man (Paul Rudd) serving as narrator who is leaving his wife (Famke Janssen) for a younger ditz (Jessica Alba).
Continue reading: The Ten Review
The notorious David Lynch has always held a rather slippery grip on narrative construction and a rather absent grasp on convention. At last we left him, his surreal dreamscape was the city of L.A. and a pair of lesbian lovers who may or may not have broken up because of a brash film director, and that's just the peripheral story. Mulholland Drive was Lynch at his very best, using Los Angeles as a canvas to purge all his hallucinatory digressions and woozy dreams into a noir-tinged love story. Lynch now returns to L.A. once again for Inland Empire, a 180-minute, digitally-shot nightmare that culls together the absolute worst attributes of Lynch and his personal style.
Continue reading: Inland Empire Review
Thus we have the three immutable laws of the reinvented Charlie's Angels, that most improbable crossover hit from the 1970s TV show. Alas, what made the original film such a guilty pleasure wears thin in this rehash.
Continue reading: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Review
With a cast largely composed of non-gay men, you'd be surprised how convincing the likes of Timothy Olyphant and Dean Cain are at playing it fey. Olyphant stars as a likeable photographer/waiter looking to focus his life away from destructive one-night relationships and into something more meaningful. His roommate (Cain) is no help, a pretty boy actor who lands anyone he wants in the sack. Coupled with a half-dozen other characters, the fellows hang out at a restaurant & bar called Jack's Broken Heart (run by none other than a hilarious John Mahoney, who spends Saturday nights crooning in an ill-advised drag costume and the weekends managing the worst softball team in West Hollywood).
Continue reading: The Broken Hearts Club Review
I feel for you. I thought the same thing. But it's only a few short minutes into Duplex when you realize just how wrong you were. Two things clue you in to the lackluster experience to come. First is an animated pre-credits sequence that shows a cartoon Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore haplessly looking for a home. One knee-slapper vignette even puts them in a shack in the Sahara desert! Man, that's funny!
Continue reading: Duplex Review
The guy in question here is Elliot Sherman (Showalter), a dishwater dull C.P.A. whose grandmother had a word for nice guys like him who never got the girl: a Baxter. Played by Showalter as a nerdy bore with a basically decent disposition, Elliot is on the verge of starting a minor flirtation with Cecil (Michelle Williams), the temp filling in for his sick secretary, when in walks his WASP-ily gorgeous new client Caroline (Elizabeth Banks), who promptly sweeps him off his feet with her Ralph Lauren-ad-ready looks. Although it's difficult to see why such a bombshell as Caroline would fall for a guy the film spends so much time trying to make look like a first-degree schlub, the oddball pairing does make for some decent comic contretemps, and easily sets up Elliot's downfall when Caroline's ex-boyfriend, Bradley, shows up. A darkly handsome, adventurous, and wealthy scientist who likes to quote Keats and isn't afraid of showing his sensitive side, Bradley (Justin Theroux, slyly magnificent) is like kryptonite to a Baxter, and the rest of the film is just biding time until the inevitable happens.
Continue reading: The Baxter Review
Christopher Null, not overly impressed
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"American Psycho" could be called a personality sketch of a serial killer, but Patrick Bateman doesn't have a personality. His entire existence is a facade.
"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman," he says in a chillingly apathetic voice over, "But there is no me. I simply am not there."
What is there in this icy, incisive adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial and bloody psychological thriller -- published in the wake of the Reagan-Bush era -- is an extremely black satire of 1980s aggressiveness and indulgence with a succulently twisted wit.
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For a gay movie that purports to be about real people -- as opposed to melodramatic stereotypes or comedy caricatures -- "The Broken Hearts Club" comes across pretty contrived.
Not only do the ensemble players include such stock West Hollywood denizens as the bimbo hunk and the queeny cry baby with a jones for redecorating, but these clichés are also introduced immediately following a coffee shop gripe session scene about how gays in the movies are always sex maniacs, confidants to lovelorn women, AIDS victims or friends of AIDS victims.
Writer-director Greg Berlanti (a producer on "Dawson's Creek") doesn't seem to realize he's contributing to this very problem. And he's far too green a filmmaker to be passing judgment anyway. This is his first film and it's riddled with nagging script deficiencies (most of these "real people" don't seem to have jobs) and bad technical calls, like the gratuitous, intrusive and annoying overuse of hand-held cameras.
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I have only one complaint about the latest of David Lynch's B-movie noir flicks for cinema intellectuals, but it's a big one.
The first 90 minutes of "Mulholland Drive" give no hint where the story might be headed. Instead of sticking with his primary story -- about a pretty, fresh-off-the-bus actress getting mixed up in a dark, esoteric phantasm of a Hollywood mystery -- Lynch drags his feet by running several tangential subplots up the flagpole, then leaving them flapping in the wind.
The argument could be made that these episodes are for atmosphere. One dead-end thread unfolds in the ominous offices of a movie production company, where a cryptic, crippled, mobster midget (good ol' David Lynch!) manipulates the lives of susceptible industry denizens from inside a dark, velvet-flocked room. Another follows a cocky, arrogant young director (Justin Theroux) who is being forced by the midget's men to cast a particular blonde starlet in his next film. He crosses paths with our heroine, but only in a superficial way.
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The first "Charlie's Angels" movie was a lightning strike of sexy, silly, butt-kicking-babe action-flick fun. But at least it made an attempt to have an intelligible plot with genuine stakes, cool twists, clever campiness and memorable characters.
Lightning does not strike twice in the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," which only bothers with a minute or two of story in each reel, as it tries to skate by on cheap wisecracks and surprise cameos (Bruce Willis! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen! TV "Angel" Jaclyn Smith!) while spending the bulk of its time mired in over-produced, three-ring-circus-like, exclamation-point action scenes.
The Angels drive a military truck off the top of a Mongolian dam, and out pops a helicopter in which they escape from an army of bad guys! The Angels enter a motocross race in which bikes collide and explode during mid-air back flips! The Angels fight off two dozen punk-poser Irish gangsters at the San Pedro harbor in slow-mo/fast-mo uber-choreographed kung fu!
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