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Wilmer Valderrama seen at the 'People's Choice Awards' Nominations Press Conference held at The Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 15th November 2016

Wilmer Valderrama, Piper Perabo, Jordana Brewster, Jamie Chung, Ken Jeong, Molly Shannon and Boris Kodjoe
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Norm Of The North Trailer


Norm is a polar bear frequently laughed at by his Arctic neighbours for his friendly disposition and inclination to hug rather than hunt. However, life becomes no laughing matter for the other polar bears, reindeer and orca that exist in their icy habitat when humans start visiting with cameras, boats. and plans to settle there. Norm is enlisted by a wise seagull to take to the city, flanked by three invincible lemming cohorts, to persuade the mastermind behind the new housing plans of Greene Homes that he really doesn't want to build on the chilly retreat, but unwittingly becomes his furry mascot. Norm does, however, meet a young girl who agrees to help publicize the issue, and save his family and friends. But if he ever wants to return to his own home, he's going to have to do some serious undercover research

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Ride Along 2 Trailer


These guys give a new meaning to the term brother-in-law. After an eventful case that left James and Ben lucky to be alive, James relaxes his attitude about Ben and finally gives him his blessing to marry his sister Angela. Not only that, but Ben is now officially able to join James in Atlanta's police department having just graduated from the police academy. However, Ben hasn't changed much, and still makes dumb decisions, bringing a lot of embarrassment on to James. He's as jumpy on the trigger as always, with his nerves making him a bumbling but formidable partner, but you can't really blame him this time around when he's got a wedding to plan. If life wasn't stressful enough, the soon to be brothers are forced to team up with Miami PD to uncover a major drugs operation. The only question is, can Ben keep his cool long enough to solve the case? Or will his mistakes screw everything up this time?

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The Duff Review


Excellent

Astute and genuinely funny teen comedies don't come along very often; this one starts with a smart script and lets the spirited cast run with it. Director Ari Sandel and writer Josh A. Cagan also acknowledge their debt to high school classics like The Breakfast Club (30 years ago) and Mean Girls (10 years ago) as they poke fun at the various types of teenagers within the school hierarchy. Of course, the focus here is a postmodern type, the "designated ugly fat friend", also known as the duff.

It's 17-year-old Bianca (Mae Whitman) who is horrified to learn that she's a duff. She's neither fat nor ugly, but her casual appearance makes her the most accessible one alongside her hot friends Casey and Jess (Bianca A. Santos and Skyler Samuels). Yes, she's the third Charlie's Angel. So Bianca sets out to change her status, enlisting the advice of sexy jock-next-door Wesley (Robbie Amell) in exchange for helping him with his chemistry homework. Her real goal is to build up some confidence so she can pursue the sweetly sensitive musician Toby (Nick Eversman). But Wesley's on-off girlfriend Madison (Bella Thorne) is the campus queen bee, and doesn't like him hanging out with a duff.

The cast and filmmakers have a great time playing with adolescent stereotypes, constantly undermining expectations while pointing out that of course everyone is actually a duff in one way or another. This sharply observant approach gives every hilarious exchange of dialogue a pointed kick. We can't help but laugh simply because we see ourselves in the characters, remembering that when you're a teen everything seems overpoweringly important. Whitman is superb as the brainy, cute girl who has refused to unleash the hottie within, and her spiky chemistry with the energetic Amell is great fun to watch. Although it's the adults who shamelessly steal their scenes, including Allison Janney in a layered role as Bianca's too-helpful self-help guru mother and an unusually restrained Ken Jeong as her journalism teacher.

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Ken Jeong's Wife Urged Him To Take 'Hangover' Role Over Cancer Diagnosis


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Actor Ken Jeong - best known for his memorable Mr Chow character in The Hangover movies - says he took the role in a reaction to his wife's fight against breast cancer. His role in the comedy movie won him an MTV Movie Award.

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However, in a short film to accompany the new PBS documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, Jeong said he was caring for his wife and their one-year-old twins as she was undergoing chemotherapy.

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The Duff Trailer


The social pecking order of high schools has to be hard enough without discovering that, without your knowledge or consent, you have received a less than flattering label. When high school senior Bianca (Mae Whitman) is at a party, she discovers that she is supposedly a DUFF, or Designated Ugly Fat Friend. The revelation comes as a shock as she is neither ugly nor fat, and soon she discovers that she is in fact simply being labelled as such because she isn't as popular as some of the other members of her high school. Thus begins Bianca's popularity revolution, in which she fights to clear the name of anyone previously landed with the title of DUFF.

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Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich Penguins of Madagascar Video Interview


With the upcoming release of 'The Penguins of Madagascar', Benedict Cumberbatch and John Malkovich who star in the film. Cumberbatch plays Classified, an arctic wolf and leader of the team The North Wind, while Malkovich plays Dr. Octavius Brine - a villainous octopus. The two actors quiz each other on the animals that they play in the film, with Cumberbatch answering questions like 'how many members are in the average wolf pack?', and Malkovich being asked 'how many hearts do octopi have?' In between questions and answers, the interview contains clips of the upcoming film.

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Penguins of Madagascar Trailer


Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private return from Madagascar with their own adventure as formidable and super sharp espionage agents. Their world is under threat from a dangerous octopus villain named Dr. Octavius Brine who plans to dominate the Earth with his sea-dwelling cronies and the penguins are the only things standing in their way - well, them and elite crackforce The North Wind. The organization, led by the dashing wolf Agent Classified, are on a mission to stop Brine in his tentacle-y tracks using Classified's formidable presence, Eva's analytical power, Short Fuse's explosives expertise and Corporal's terrifying brawn. Together with the penguins they may have a chance at saving the world from whatever dreadful scheme Brine has on his mind - though his ignorance of modern technology lessens his menace potential just a little.

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Justin Bartha Ties The Knot With Lia Smith


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The Hangover star Justin Bartha said "I do" this weekend, tying the knot with long-time girlfriend Lia Smith in front of family and friends in Smith's native Hawaii. The pair exchanged vows in a quiet ceremony on the island of Oahu - the island state's third largest but most populous island - just before sunset on Saturday, 4 January, evening, People first reported.

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Bartha and Smith have been together for over a year

Details on the wedding are scarce at the time of writing, with their union only becoming wide-knowledge today (5 Jan.), however it is known that the ceremony wasn't lacking in any form of star power. The wedding ceremony itself was attended by a select few, however the reception at Kualoa Ranch saw Justin's Hangover co-star Ken Jeong among the attendees. Jesse Eisenberg, Reese Witherspoon and her partner Jim Toth were also among the celebrity guests attending the reception do, partying into the night after the tender ceremony.

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Ken Jeong - GQ Men Of The Year Party at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th November 2013

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Ken Jeong and Tran Jeong

Turbo Review


Very Good

Whizzy and superficial, this isn't the most complicated animated film ever made, but it's a lot of fun if you can buy into its silly premise about a snail who moves at super-fast speed. Aside from its riotous sense of energy and thrilling action sequences, the script is also packed with enough deranged humour to keep the adults laughing along with the kids.

It starts in a normal garden, where Theo (voiced by Reynolds) dreams of racing his human idol, the Indy champ Guy Gagne (Hader). Theo even calls himself "Turbo", annoying his pragmatic brother Chet (Giamatti). Then a freak accident involving nitrous-oxide gives him lightning speed. In search of a chance to race, he meets another dreamer with a practical-minded brother: Tito (Pena) is a man who owns a taco truck with his grumpy sibling Angelo (Guzman). And it's Tito who works with local business owners (Jenkins, Jeong and Rodriguez) to help Turbo achieve his goal to enter the Indianapolis 500 and race against his hero. On the track, Turbo is assisted by a pit-crew of Tito's pet snails (Jackson, Rudolph, Dogg and Schwartz).

Yes, the plot is preposterous, but the script openly acknowledges the insanity of the "snail vs car" race, maintaining the dizzying size discrepancy as all of the characters are just as incredulous as we are. The filmmakers also create a hilarious snail underworld packed with running gags about the perils of being so little. Although they haven't included much slime, which is a strange omission for a movie aimed primarily at pre-teen boys. Still, each snail (and each human too) is such a bundle of big personality traits that we don't really mind the gender and ethnic stereotypes.

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Pain & Gain Review


Good

Spirited and very funny, this movie should actually be rather disturbing since it's a true story about torture and murder. But director Michael Bay is so slick with the action and comedy elements that he lulls audiences to sleep, entertaining us with events that really should send chills down our spines. So the movie feels rather tasteless when you begin to think about it.

Wahlberg stars as Daniel, an obsessive bodybuilder in 1990s Miami who works as a personal trainer at a local gym. But he's becoming increasingly annoyed by the fact that his clients are much wealthier than he is. So he convinces his steroid-addicted colleague Adrian (Mackie) to help him kidnap a customer (Shalhoub) and steal his fortune. Realising that they need some help, they enlist born-again ex-con Paul (Johnson) in their plan. But none of them is very smart, and the kidnapping goes badly wrong from the start. Still, they manage to steal quite a lot before a tenacious private detective (Harris) notices something isn't right.

For a story that deals with such intensely serious themes, this is an oddly broad comedy. Bay never even tries to find dark irony here; he just focusses on how stupid these criminals are, convinced that they are as cool as the characters from their favourite movies and eerily unbothered by the fact that they are inflicting pain and even death on people for their own greedy ends. The actors inhabit the roles with a disarming naivete, so we can't help but laugh at their idiotic actions. Wahlberg plays Daniel as a muscle-head so focussed on getting what he wants that he doesn't notice the carnage in his wake; Mackie at least gives Adrian a sense of self-doubt, plus some comical romance (with scene-stealer Wilson); and Johnson has a tricky role as a religious guy with a weakness for drugs and women.

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Ken Jeong and wife Tran Jeong - Los Angeles premiere 'The Hangover Part III' held at the Westwood Village Theatre - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 20th May 2013

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Ken Jeong and Tran Ho - Los Angeles Premiere of 'Pain & Gain' held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 22nd April 2013

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Ken Jeong and Dr. Tran Ho
Ken Jeong and Dr. Tran Ho
Ken Jeong and Dr. Tran Ho
Ken Jeong and Tran Ho

Ken Jeong - Ken Jeong and Tran Ho Hollywood, California - Variety's 2nd Annual Power of Comedy Award held at the Hollywood Palladium Saturday 19th November 2011

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Ride Along 2 Movie Review

Ride Along 2 Movie Review

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart reteam for a sequel no one really asked for, following...

Norm Of The North Trailer

Norm Of The North Trailer

Norm is a polar bear frequently laughed at by his Arctic neighbours for his friendly...

Ride Along 2 Trailer

Ride Along 2 Trailer

These guys give a new meaning to the term brother-in-law. After an eventful case that...

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The Duff Movie Review

The Duff Movie Review

Astute and genuinely funny teen comedies don't come along very often; this one starts with...

The Duff Trailer

The Duff Trailer

The social pecking order of high schools has to be hard enough without discovering that,...

Penguins of Madagascar Trailer

Penguins of Madagascar Trailer

Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private return from Madagascar with their own adventure as formidable and...

The Penguins Of Madagascar Trailer

The Penguins Of Madagascar Trailer

The newest addition to the 'Madagascar' franchise arrives in the form of spin-off 'The Penguins...

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Turbo Movie Review

Turbo Movie Review

Whizzy and superficial, this isn't the most complicated animated film ever made, but it's a...

Pain & Gain Movie Review

Pain & Gain Movie Review

Spirited and very funny, this movie should actually be rather disturbing since it's a true...

Despicable Me 2 Movie Review

Despicable Me 2 Movie Review

With the same teams of writers and directors, this sequel sticks closely to the winning...

Turbo Trailer

Turbo Trailer

Turbo has big dreams for such a small garden snail; dreams that stretch beyond his...

The Hangover Part III Movie Review

The Hangover Part III Movie Review

For the final instalment of the trilogy, filmmaker Todd Phillips takes a sharp left turn,...

Turbo Trailer

Turbo Trailer

Turbo might be just your average garden snail but there's one thing that sets him...

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