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Melissa McCarthy brings another of her improvisational alter-egos to the big screen with this energetic comedy. The first cause for pause comes because this is a reteaming with her filmmaker husband Ben Falcone, with whom she made the bizarrely unfunny Tammy, as opposed to the filmmaker Paul Feig who directed her to box office triumph with Spy and The Heat and an Oscar nomination in Bridesmaids. Yes, there's a significance difference.
This time she plays hugely popular financial guru Michelle Darnell, whose stardom ends abruptly when she is sent to prison for four months for insider trading. When she's released, everyone she stepped on as she rose to the top turns their back on her, and her nemesis/ex Renault (Peter Dinklage) is still determined to get revenge. The only person who will talk to her is former assistant Claire (Kristen Bell), so Michelle moves in with her family. Unable to restart her business, she also takes over the Dandelion Scout troup of Claire's daughter Rachel (Ella Anderson), pushing the girls to take aggressive measures to sell their cookies.
As always, McCarthy throws herself into the role, creating a vivid character who indulges in a lot of outrageously silly slapstick. As with Tammy, the humour centres more on abusive interaction and humiliation than actual wit. McCarthy and Falcone strain to get laughs from physical wackiness rather than anything based on the character, so the movie only ever feels mildly amusing thanks to its high energy. But there's nothing engaging about Michelle, and it's only in a few cute-warm scenes with the terrific Bell that the film springs to anything resembling life. Thankfully, her scenes with the likeable Tyler Labine (as a potential boyfriend) have a loose humour to them. And Dinklage is surprisingly amusing as the sputtering cartoonish villain, while Kathy Bates generates a few sparks as Michelle's sassy mentor.
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Bell was ‘not thrilled’ at her husband’s quick snip decision.
Hollywood couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell won’t be having any more children, after Shepherd decided to have a vasectomy after a pregnancy scare last year. Appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', the comedian described how he rushed to get the procedure when he thought his wife could be pregnant again.
Dax Shepard has revealed he’s had a vasectomy.
When Kimmel asked Shepard if the parents of two were hoping to add to their family Shepard gave a firm ‘no’ and added: “Last year, my wife was working in Atlanta. We were there and she all of a sudden goes, 'Oh, my gosh! I’m so stupid. I’ve been sick for 10 days and ignoring it. I’m definitely pregnant.’”
Michelle Darnell is one of the most successful businesswomen of her age. She's loud, boisterous and upset MANY people on her way to the top.
To Michelle, she's made it. She's made billions and she has everything -materialistic - that she needs. However, when the businesswoman is arrested for insider trading, she can't even begin to grasp the changes that are going to happen in her life.
Penniless, sent to jail and alone, Michelle's life has gone from an all-time high to the lowest point she's ever experienced. After being released from jail, she's sure that she'll be ready to reinvent herself as America's latest reformed sweetheart but having offended so many people in the past, finding people to help her along the way won't be easy.
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Jeremy Allen White, Shanola Hampton, Kristen Bell, Emma Kenney, Donis Leonard Jr, William H Macy, Alicia Witt, Emily Bergl and Steve Howey - 'The cast of Shameless and House of Lies were on hand to help out at the Greater Los Angeles house build for the Non profit organisation 'Habitat for Humanity' at Magnolia Blvd in Lynwood, California, United States - Saturday 25th October 2014
Kristen Bell - Stars of new film 'This Is Where I Leave You' were photographed on the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 15th September 2014
It may not be a sequel, but at least 'Frozen Fever' is something for fans of the Disney classic.
Disney is keen to capitalize on the monumental success of the Oscar-winning 'Frozen' - now the biggest grossing animation in history - and will release a short sequel in spring 2015. Fans of Frozen have been campaigning for a sequel since last year, though producers confirmed there are "no plans" to release a full-length follow-up.
'Frozen' was a huge hit for Disney
Instead, the original team will reunite in 'Frozen Fever', which sees Elsa and Kristoff throwing a birthday party for Anna. The movie will also feature a new original song from Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the song-writing duo behind 'Let It Go'. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck will return to direct the short, which is being produced by Peter Del Vecho.
Continue reading: Disney To Follow 'Frozen' With Short Sequel In 2015
'Play It Again, Dick' is complete and ready for the lift-off.
New details have emerged about the Veronica Mars web-series Play it Again, Dick. The show was first announced in January, with creator Rob Thomas teasing a series that was tonally similar to Party Down but focused on a version of Ryan Hansen deciding to capitalize on the renewed popularity of Mars.
Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars in the recent crowd-funded movie
Fans could be forgiven for forgetting about the show in recent months - we haven't heard much since Thomas's announcement, until now. This week, BuzzFeed dished out a slew of details now filming on the eight-episode series is complete.
Continue reading: What The 'Veronica Mars' Web-Series Means For You. Yeah, YOU
The hit Disney movie 'Frozen' is to receive a sequel, but it's not quite what we expected.
Fans of Frozen rejoice! Looks like there's plenty more adventures in store for the characters from the animated blockbuster. Publishing company Random House has announced that they will release two children’s books that continue the story of Frozen heroines Anna and Elsa.
The Academy Award winning film took the world by storm last year and still hasn't stopped
Entitled 'Anna & Elsa #1: All Hail the Queen' and 'Anna & Elsa #2: Memory and Magic', the stories promise to pick up where the film left the young princesses, and build on their relationship as they get to know one another again, and will be published in January 2015.
Continue reading: Frozen To Get A Sequel, In Book Form Anyway
The ABC fantasy series embarks on a new theme with two actors already confirmed for the roles.
Once Upon A Time has cast Elizabeth Lail and Scott Michael Foster as Princess Anna and Kristoff in the ABC series' fourth season Frozen spin-off plotline. The events of the season will reportedly pick up where the Oscar-winning Disney musical left off, meaning ice cutter Kristoff will be seen adjusting to life at the castle.
Californication star Foster and newcomer Lail have both been cast in the lead roles, leaving only Princess Elsa still to be cast. Whether the team has a star in mind but casting news has been delayed to eke out fan antipipation a little longer or whether creators are still deliberating over the actress best placed to play the winter Princess is not clear.
Series creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis said that it had been hard for them to to get the rights to the Frozen characters as Disney didn't contact them with an offer. "We fell in love with the movie 'Frozen' when we saw it," Horowitz told TVLine.
Continue reading: ‘Once Upon A Time’ Casts ‘Frozen’ Anna And Kristoff: What About Elsa?
It has been confirmed that the couple are expecting their second child.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are going to be new parents for a second time, it has been announced. The film stars have confirmed that they are expecting a baby and a sibling for their 15 month-old daughter, Lincoln Bell.
Bell, 33, and Shepard, 39, are taking the next step to expand their young family after Lincoln's birth in March 2013 and their marriage in October last year. "I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln. The whole family is beyond excited," a rep for the family told Entertainment Tonight.
Only days before the couple's big news broke, the Frozen actress had joked about adding a new member to the family on Twitter but posted a picture of their new dog. "The newest member of our family comes in the form of this little black man," Kristen tweeted, along with a photo of the fluffy black dog that the couple recently adopted.
Most little girls dream about becoming a Disney princess, but for Anna Faith Carlson the dream isn't too unrealistic.
We think everyone can agree when we say that Disney’s Frozen has been pretty successful. Since its release in 2013 it’s earned around $1.2 billion and is the fifth highest grossing film of all time, not to mention the highest-grossing animated film and Disney’s highest-grossing release.
Frozen has stormed ahead of the rest to become Disney's highest-grossing film of all time
The figures speak for themselves but what’s more important is how loved the characters have become in such a short space of time. Sisters Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, and Anna, by Kristen Bell, are the heart of the film, and have enthralled little girls (and grown ones) and offered up a new mould for the typical Disney princess - a more believable and relatable one.
Continue reading: Who Is Anna Faith Carlson, The Real Life Elsa From 'Frozen'?
Parents across the globe are being faced with the prospect of logging into their eBay accounts, searching for "Frozen dress" and shelling out a cool $1,600 to keep their Disney obsessed kids happy. Stores across the U.S. have sold out of the replica dress worn by Princess Elsa in the most successful animated movie of all time, leaving parents to trawl through the auction site in the hope of getting somewhere near the $225 face value.
'Frozen' Was A Huge Hit For Disney
"Every mom in the world is dying for this dress," said Costello, a Los Angeles marketing consultant with a "Frozen" obsessed 4-year-old. "The lucky moms who have found this dress for their daughters brag about their success and unanimously proclaim how their kid can't stop wearing it."
Continue reading: Parents Dismayed As Disney's 'Frozen' Dress Hits EBay For $1,600
There are news for nearly every Disney fandom - from Star Wars to The Incredibles, even Frozen was not left out.
In news you didn’t know you needed until right now, Disney has confirmed the development of two new Pixar flicks. One is a third Cars movie, but before you cringe and ash “Why?”, the other project is a sequel to The Incredibles! So said Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger during a sort of “State of the Disney Union” address on Tuesday, during Disney’s annual meeting of shareholders, in Portland, Ore.
jJ Abrams is bringing back Luke, Leia and Han... maybe.
There was also some Star Wars info casually dropped into the conversation. Iger revealed that the next Star Wars movie will pick up 30 years after the events in 1983's Return of the Jedi. This means that the speculation about Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher returning to play aging versions of their original characters might have been spot on or at least it works within the time frame. Iger was careful not to reveal too much, however and only hinted at the possibility.
Continue reading: State Of The (Disney) Union: Cars 3, Incredibles 2, In The Pipeline
Were you one of the unlucky backers?
A number of Veronica Marsfans who helped the record breaking Kickstarter campaign with donations of $35 upwards are to receive refunds from Warner Bros after their promise of a digital copy of the film days after release wasn’t realised.
Veronica Mars investigates again...
The film hit cinemas recently and was a success, with die-hard fans of the franchise praising the effort for sticking to the ethos of the TV show that made it famous. But some unlucky users weren’t able to download their digital copy, leading to Warner Bros promising some refunds, but most, they suggest, were able to retrieve their copy without any problems.
Continue reading: Kickstarters Are Refunded Following 'Veronica Mars' Screw Up
Backers of the Kickstarter funded Veronica Mars movie encountered problems when attempting to view the pre-paid movie on Friday (14th March). The movie was available for streaming online via Flixter but a number of fans were left disappointed when they were unable to view the film.
Contributors to the Veronica Mars movie have been disappointed after they encountered problems watching the movie on an online platform, Flixter. Warner Bros, the studio behind the film, have promised disappointed backers a refund but this may be too little too late.
Kristen Bell at the L.A. premiere of Veronica Mars.
Some unlucky backers aren't able to get their copy
This wasn’t part of the plan. Following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and a great critical reception, the Veronica Mars movie has faced its first hiccup: backers who are in line to receive a digital copy of the film have faced technical difficulties, meaning they’re unable to download it.
Here's Veronica trying to download the film...
The perk was part of the backing deal, and for those who paid $35 in support of the venture were left disappointed when technical issues blocked their paths.
Continue reading: Veronica Mars Kickstarters Facing Tech Issues For Digital Copy Of Film
Muppets Most Wanted and Need For Speed premiere in L.A., while Veronica Mars opts for Austin and Noah holds its world premiere in Mexico City. Captain America: The Winter Soldier wows critics, and new clips promise laughs in Chef and eye-catching action in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And five actors contend to be Star Wars' new hero...
Two new films held their premieres in Hollywood this week. Muppets Most Wanted's world premiere was attended by stars Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Kermit and Miss Piggy. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper and Imogen Poots walked the red carpet for Need for Speed, which also hits cinemas this weekend. Take a look at photos from the colorful if not slightly odd 'Muppets Most Wanted' Premiere. Or the marginally more grown up premiere for 'Need for Speed' and you can read the 'Need for Speed' Movie Review here.
Following its world premiere at the South by South West Festival, Veronica Mars also held red carpet premieres in Hollywood and New York with Kristen Bell and the cast. You can see the 'Veronica Mars' cast have their selfie game on point at SXSW for the premiere. Or you can read our 'Veronica Mars' Movie review here. And in Mexico City, Darren Aronofsky turned up with cast members Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth for the world premiere of his new film Noah, which also released a new extended trailer ahead of its release in two weeks. Here the detail on the 'Noah' movie making first waves in mexico despite religious controversy. And here's that 'Noah' extended trailer.
The Veronica Mars movie is a triumph.
A lot of films have been made from TV series, but very few have come together quite like Veronica Mars, a grassroots project funded by fans through a Kickstarter campaign. Writer-director Rob Thomas and star Kristen Bell led the charge, which saw more than 90,000 backers come on board with nearly $6 million. It's the largest Kickstarter project to date.
Kristen Bell in the Veronica Mars movie
The TV series ran from 2004 to 2007 and earned positive reviews, decent ratings plus numerous awards for its 64 episodes following a crime-solving teen in the seaside town of Neptune, California. Originally written as a young-adult novel with a male protagonist, Thomas changed the gender because he thought the noir mystery would be more interesting with a female at the centre.
Continue reading: Fan-Funded 'Veronica Mars' Is A Triumph For Kristen Bell And Co
With Veronica Mars out today, Kristen Bell will soon be free to do pet projects.
Disney’s Frozen is one of those films that would just make sense as a Broadway musical. You know it, we know it, Kristen Bell knows it too. The star of Disney’s Oscar-winning flick recently told EW that she would love to reprise her role as princess Anna in a stage version. She also made a valid point. “I certainly hope that they try!”
Bell is currently on Veronica Mars duty, but she would love to do a Frozen stage play, given the chance.
Bell said about whether Disney would ask her to return. “Everybody in Frozen is a Broadway veteran so I certainly hope they try and wrangle us.”
The fans made it happen, but will they be happy?
The Veronica Mars movie wouldn’t exist without the Internet. It gave fans the perfect forum in which to discuss their favourite show, and eventually provided a platform on which funds could be raised for the movie. Now, after the Kickstarter campaign proved successful, have they managed to replicate the TV version’s quality on the big screen?
Veronica Mars investigates once again...
The film, of course, focuses on Veronica Mars – played by Kristen Bell, who returns to reprise her role. She’s interviewing at a high-end New York law firm on the even of graduating law school. With Neptune behind her, she’s looking forward to long and fruitful career, but a phone call from her ex-boyfriend (Jason Dohring) who has been accused of murder changes that.
Continue reading: After All That, Is The 'Veronica Mars' Movie Any Good?
Fans have long awaited the release of the new Veronica Mars movie, but how have the critics received it?
To put it lightly, fans were not at all happy when The CW series Veronica Mars was abruptly cancelled in 2007. The series launched Kristen Bell’s career, who has since gone on to star in Forgetting Sarah Marshall alongside Mila Kunis and Jason Segal, as well as providing the voice for Anna in Disney’s smash hit animation movie Frozen.
Kristen Bell has starred in a string of successful projects since she played Veronica Mars
Cue six years of fan-led protests and the most shocking thing of all. They actually won. It’s such a rare occurrence and impressive achievement that we’re still in disbelief that they managed to pull it off! Veronica Mars fans really are dedicated to their cause.
Continue reading: A Welcome Return? Critics Divided On 'Veronica Mars' Movie
Sunday's Academy Awards look like they may be the least predictable in years, although we know Lupita Nyong'o will wear the best frock. This week's new trailers offer a glimpse of Godzilla, a snappy return for Veronica Mars, and Michael Cera terrifying Juno Temple in Chile...
All eyes are on Hollywood this weekend as the Academy Awards take place this Sunday night. The least predictable Oscars in years, there are multiple possible winners in most of the major categories, as Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle vie for Best Picture and Alfonso Cuaron and Steve McQueen contend for Best Director. We relive some of the the biggest upsets in Oscars history here.
Other too-close races include actor (Matthew Mcconaughey vs Chiwetel Ejiofor), supporting actor (Jared Leto vs Barkhad Abdi) and supporting actress (Lupita Nyong'o vs Jennifer Lawrence). The only sure thing is Cate Blanchett for Best Actress. And that Gravity will mop up all the technical awards. Here is more detail on the best supporting actress Oscar battle between jennifer lawrence and lupita nyong'o being too close to call.
As well as dominating at the box office, 'Frozen' is also storming the album charts, and the animation's soundtrack has reached No.1 on the Billboard 200 for the fifth time.
The soundtrack for 'Frozen', Disney's hugely successful animation flick, has reached No.1 on Billboard 200 chart for the fifth time. With 'Frozen's' latest chart topping week, the album has now earned most weeks at No.1 for a movie soundtrack since 'Titanic' in 1998, Billboard reports.
'Frozen' has garnered huge amounts of success
The animation, starring Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, was expected to reach the milestone after dominating the music charts since the film's release back in November (2013).
Disney's 'Frozen' will be re-released at the end of this month, in a special sing-along version, giving fans the opportunity to join in on their favorite tracks.
'Frozen' has garnered huge success since its release back on November 20th (2013), and now fans will get a chance to sing-along to their favourite tunes as the studio takes a special version on the road, hitting 1,000 theatres nationwide on January 31st.
'Frozen' fans will have the chance to sing-along with Kristen Bell's character 'Princess Anna'
'Frozen' is based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Snow Queen, and stars the voices of Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Idina Menzel and Josh Gad, with Chris Buck directing.
Continue reading: Disney's 'Frozen' Set To Hit 1,000 Theatres With Sing-Along Version
Disney's animated comedy has staying power
Possibly influenced by the freezing weather, American cinemagoers have propelled Disney’s Frozen to the top of the box office charts, 7 weeks after the animated film was released. It took $20.7m over the weekend. Frozen - a fresh twist on Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen – originally enjoyed a strong start back on Thanksgiving weekend, when it was unleashed to families across America.
Frozen is back on top
With its gross now standing at more than $640m worldwide, Frozen’s success has surpassed expectations, and it’s rare for a film to regain box office supremacy 7 weeks after its debut – the last one to do so was The Passion of the Christ in 2004.
In 'Frozen's' sixth week of release the Disney animated film regains the No.1 spot, freezing over the debuting horror 'The Marked Ones'.
'Frozen' ices the rest of its competition at this weekend's (Jan 3rd-5th) box office by regaining the No.1 position. The Disney animated adventure film, which acquires the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, brought in an impressive $20.7 million in its sixth week of release.
'Frozen' is Disney's biggest animated movie of the year
'Frozen' has now earned a domestic total of $297.8 million and is expected to reach the $300 million mark in the next couple of days.
Continue reading: Disney's 'Frozen' Cools Off All Competition At The Weekend's Box Office
The fans rallied to make this happen
It’s fair to say that the people behind Veronica Mars wouldn’t have seen this coming then they called a wrap on the final episode of the cult series seven years ago. But due to the power of the crowdsourcing format, Kickstarter, a Mars film is out in March, and a brand new trailer has hit the web.
Kristen Bell reprises her role as Veronica Mars
The trailer sees Mars – once again played by Kristen Bell - ‘out of the game’, working as a high-powered lawyer in the big city. She doesn’t investigate things anymore, but when a case affects her ex-boyfriend, Logan Echolls (played by James Dohring), she’s forced to spring into action.
Continue reading: Veronica Mars Trailer Hits, Seven Years After The Final Episode
In an unusually poetic box office match, "Catching Fire" has lost its lead to "Frozen".
After Frozen’s landslide (or should that be avalanche) success before the weekend, it should come as no surprise that the film has easily topped The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at the box office. After two weeks on top, Catching Fire was knocked over by the Disney animated feature, which raked in $31.6 million in weekend sales alone. Since its release on November 22, Frozen has earned $190.2 million, according to Rentrak.
Besides being very seasonally appropriate, Frozen also boasts beautiful animation.
Frozen is a re-imagining of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Snow Queen. The film, which tells the story of two estranged princesses in an icy kingdom, topped the box office in its second week of release, while Catching Fire fell behind with just $27 million earned in the Friday – Sunday period, according to Businessweek.
Months of promotion culminate in today's release of "Frozen".
Today marks the wide release of Disney’s animated feature Frozen and, after months of promotion, the revamped version of a Hans Christian Andersen fairytale is already generating Oscar buzz. Frozen tells Andersen’s story of the Snow Queen, only with a slight twist. In the original, a young girl, Greta has to use her optimism to save her friend Kai from the curse of the Snow Queen. This version tells the story of two princesses (this is Disney, we’re talking about after all), one of whom is born with the power to control weather. When Princess Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel) is paralyzed with fear and unable to control her power, perpetual winter sets over the Norwegian kingdom of Arendelle. It is then up to her sister Anna (Kristen Bell) to help Elsa and save the kingdom.
The pair married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office last week and the novelty or married life is still wearing strong
Kristen Bell and her long-time hubby Dax Shepard tied the knot in a low key ceremony on 17 October, and when we say low key, we really do mean it. The two went for a completely no-frills ceremony, nipping to the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office to apply for a wedding license, where they decided to just tie the knot there and then.
Kristen Bell is "still on a high " after marrying Dax Shepard
As the days have flown by, People Magazine recently caught up with Kristen to ask her about life as a married woman, and she insisted that life is still as good as ever. Just over a week after the 'ceremony,' the magazine managed to ask her about her union at a press junket for Frozen - the upcoming Disney animation which she provides her voice for and also sings on - where she revealed that she is "still on a high" from the wedding.
Continue reading: Kristen Bell Stil Riding "High" After Quickie Wedding To Dax Shepard
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard married in a low-key ceremony.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard arrived at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office last week to apply for a marriage license - though it all happened a little too quickly. In fact, when a court employee offered to marry them on the spot, they agreed, and the rest - as they say - is history.
In an extremely no-frills ceremony at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office, Kristen and Dax were married with only a photographer present - apart from the officials. According to eyewitnesses who spoke with TMZ.com, Bell was weepy in the courtroom.
The low-profile marriage is hardly a surprise given Kristen has talked about wanting a courthouse marriage in the past. "I feel like we get enough attention in our daily lives and we just want something sort of private that involves pen and paper," he said.
Comic-Con 2013, held at the San Diego Convention Center in California, begins today (18th July). The annual event attracts thousands of fans and hundreds of guest speakers, including a number of A-List celebrities.
Comic-Con 2013 starts today, Thursday 18th July, and will continue until Sunday 21st July. The San Diego event is expected to attract more than 125000 fans over its long weekend. The event, held at the San Diego Convention Center, features numerous events, talks and demonstrations from the world of superheroes; comic books and video games.
Hugh Jackman at the London premiere of The Wolverine.
The event is 43 years old, as it was first held in 1970. Since then, thousands of fans have flocked to the event, using it as an opportunity to dress up as their favourite character and mingle.
Where funny people play party games, while you sit at home and watch.
At the tail end of her run as Mrs Hannigan in Annie, Jane Lynch is launching her brand new endeavor – Hollywood Game Night. It’s pretty much what it sounds like – a night of party games, banter and lots of competitive spirit. What makes this different to your average Friday night is that on this show, six of the eight contestants are celebrities.
Jane Lynch loves a good game night.
When you have Fred Armisen and Matthew Perry competing in a mutant version of charades, it’s bound to be a funny experience, but what Lynch thinks is so special about this show is that the viewer at home gets to feel like part of the action – especially if they have a drink or two while watching Game Night. When she was asked by TIME Magazine whether contestants should come in caffeinated, Lynch answered: “Or slightly tipsy. Either way” In one promo she even suggests that viewers at home invent a make a drinking game out of watching the show.
Continue reading: Hollywood Game Night - A Glorified Game Of Charades?
Have you ever seen the question popped on Twitter?
In the wake of all the positive news surrounding gay marriage in the U.S – unfair walls are being knocked down all over the place – Kristen Bell has proposed to her boyfriend… via Twitter. These really are modern times.
"@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove" the Veronica Mars star tweeted, before posting her support for today's ruling, saying, "You're damn right DOMA is unconstitutional!! #equalitymatters” Bell also told CNN, "I don't believe in standing in the way of love and I want to stand up for that right." She added, "We're not going to have a party when half of our friends…can't do that thing we're doing. We're not goig to ask them to come celebrate a right they don't have. That's just tacky!" Obviously, the marriage decision doesn’t rest on Twitter, and we’re pretty sure the couple, who started dating back in 2010, have talked about their nuptials in person. Still, the fact that Dax Shepard hasn’t responded is a little awkward.
He did tweet out about gay marriage, though, saying: "DOMA is dead. Prop 8 is dead. Now let's bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!" With all the celebrity support, the barriers involved in gay marriage are slowly getting demolished. Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure in California that outlawed same-sex marriage has been abolished.
Continue reading: Kristen Bell Proposes To Her Fiancé Dax Shepard Via Twitter
In a rich week for celebrity news, Kim Kardashian finally gave birth though opted for one of the weirder baby names in recent years, while partner Kanye West released his new album to mixed reviews. Oh, and Nigella Lawson was choked in broad daylight by husband Charles Saatchi.
Kaidence Kardashian? The day finally arrived. Kim Kardashian - seemingly pregnant since the beginning of time - gave birth to her first child this week. Rumors suggests she and Kanye West have decided on Kaidence Donda for their baby girl, which both keeps alive the Kardashian's 'K' tradition and pays tribute to the rapper's mother.
Yeezus Christ: It's been a huge week for both Kim and Kanye, with the rapper also releasing his hugely anticipated new album Yeezus. It's packed with the usual mix of great tunes, not so great tunes, and controversy - so what's the final word?
Shooting has finally begun on the long anticipated film.
The Veronica Mars movie is one of the most fan-driven Hollywood projects of all time, so it would only make sense that the cast and production team would grace the fans with frequent progress reports. The first ones came with the release of several images from the set at the movie’s kickoff last week. One of the stills, obtained by MTV shows star Kristen Bell, behind the wheel of a convertible, wearing her the classic “Who, me?” expression that fans of the show are ever so familiar with.
The car is parked in front of what is described as “Neptune’s hottest nightclub” – 09ER, a callback to the “rich kids” clique in the first series. The social divide between the rich and the lower class in Neptune was a key theme in the first and second seasons of VM and we can only assume this means that Rob Thomas and co. will be bringing it back for the movie.
Meanwhile, everyone on set has remained Instagram active as well. Kristen Bell recently instagrammed a photo of herself, holding what looks like a script for the film and a bunch of VM merch, while the official production Instagram kicked off the festivities with a snap of a clapper board, accompanied by the caption: "Annnnnnnnd.... ACTION. @TheVeronicaMarsMovie has now started shooting!"
Continue reading: Veronica Mars Stars Offer First Glimpse Into Behind-The-Scenes Action
Disney has released a teaser trailer of their upcoming animated musical adventure Frozen. Based on a fairy tale, featuring cutesy animations and a host of former Glee actors, Frozen will be Disney's major winter release and likely to be highly successful.
Frozen is due to be released on 27th November in the US and on 20th December in the UK, just in time for Christmas. The film will feature the voices of Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Idina Menzel (Enchanted), Jonathon Groff (Glee), Josh Gad (Ice Age: Continental Drift) and Santino Fontana (Submissions Only). Frozen will see two actors reunited: Jonathon Groff and Idina Menzel who appeared together in the musical seriesGlee.
The movie is directed by Disney veterans Chris Buck (The Little Mermaid) and Jennifer Lee (Wreck-It Raph) whilst many of the actors have experience with animation films. Gad provided the voice for Louis the molehog in Ice Age: Continental Drift and Menzel as Nancy in Enchanted (a sequel is currently in production also featuring her voice).
Frozen is based on Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale The Snow Queen. It follows the story of Anna (Bell), who teams up with love interest Kristoff (Groff), in order to find her sister Elsa (Menzel), the Snow Queen, whose magic has caused the kingdom to have turned into a wintry and dangerous wonderland. Helping is a clumsy and buck-toothed snow man named Olaf (voiced by Gad).
Continue reading: Disney Release Teaser Trailer For New Animation 'Frozen' [Trailer]
Far too tidy to be believable, this multi-strand romance holds our attention with a warmly comical tone and a watchable cast. But it's only entertaining as a bit of escapism, because the various relational entanglements are far too contrived for us to identify with them. A looser, messier approach would have made it a lot more involving.
The action takes place over the course of a year. Bill (Kinnear) is a noted novelist who stopped writing when his marriage to Erica (Connelly) ended. Even though she's now married to a fitness instructor (Joiner), Bill is waiting for her to come back to him. Although he's engaging in a mindless fling with a married neighbour (Bell) in the mean time. Bill and Erica's daughter Samantha (Collins) has just published her first novel, but has sworn off romance. Then she meets the persistent nice-guy Lou (Lerman). Meanwhile, her teen brother Rusty (Wolff) is finally working up the nerve to speak to his crush Kate (Liberato), who has both a cocaine problem and a bully (Schwarzenegger) of a boyfriend.
Writer-director Boone lets each character introduce themselves with the first line from the book of their life, and the litrary theme continues in almost every scene as they continually discuss their writings and their favourite books. Very quickly, this begins to get on our nerves, as if Boone is reminding us that nothing we're watching is actually happening: it's carefully orchestrated fiction that draws on real-life emotions to tell a series of implausible love stories. Aside from Kinnear and Connelly, who are strong enough actors to convince us of almost anything, none of the interaction feels remotely realistic.
Continue reading: Stuck In Love Review
William Borgens was once a highly regarded novelist, however after a heart-breaking divorce with his wife Erica who left him for a younger, more handsome man, he hasn't been able to write a single word. He just spends his days thinking about the time they had together and spying on them through their windows. His pretty friend-with-benefits, Tricia, who is also divorced, does her best with her sometimes overly honest opinions to force him to get back to dating. Meanwhile, his promiscuous and cynical daughter Samantha is having her first book published while struggling to come to terms with the idea of love and still refusing to speak to her mother after she left her father, and his son Rusty, who is also an aspiring writer, tries to show one troubled and vulnerable girl that he is the guy for her.
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The green-lighting of the Veronica Mars movie in just 24 hours opens up endless possibilities for the way the movie business is run.
The CW's acclaimed teen noir drama 'Veronica Mars' is coming back with a bang. When showrunner Rob Thomas announced a Kickstarter project to find $2 million for a feature film, many fans of the best-loved series were probably quietly optimistic, though little more. However, by 8.30am on Thursday, the prospect of a Veronica Mars movie starring original stars Kristen Bell and Amanda Seyfriend was a very real proposition having collected $2.5 million from pledgers.
Getting funding through Kickstarter is becoming a viable option for creative types looking to make their first movie, or record their first album, though Veronica Mars is the largest film the website has ever helped launch. The show's star, Kristin Bell was unequivocal, "If we reach our fundraising goal, we'll shoot the movie this summer," she said. In the pitch video for the movie, the original stars of the series wander around Bell's Hollywood home, wondering how they would make a Veronica Mars movie.
Other success stories on the fundraising website include Amanda Palmer - the lead singer of The Dresden Dolls - who raised over $1 million to cut her Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra album, despite seeking just $100,000. Elsewhere, video-game Wasteland 2 was funded by Kickstarter, to the tune of $2,933,252. The post-apocalyptic game - originally released by Electronic Arts - is set for release later this year.
The Kickstarter project for Veronica Mars: The Movie smashes records, reaching the $2 million goal in less than 24 hours.
The Veronica Mars movie is happening!
We’d love to say “told you so”, but really, did anyone have any doubts? With a funny campaign video, some pretty awesome perks and an extremely devoted cult following, it was pretty much certain that the Kickstarter campaign, which went online yesterday, would reach its goal of $2 million. What people didn’t expect though, was that it would happen in less than 24 hours. This makes it not only the biggest and most ambitious Kickstarter project to date, but also the fastest to reach its goal. So, the moral of the story? All hail the awesome power of the internet. And devoted fans, of course.
Now Kristen Bell just has to take care of all those personal phone call perks. It’s probably good that they didn’t say “home visit” or something. People really do miss the feisty teenage detective and the whole VM crew, whose on-screen lives were cut short after just three seasons. So now the show’s creator Rob Thomas, along with what's left of the talented cast, face the difficult task of making a film that will please the hardcore marsmallows. You guessed it, that’s the affectionate name for the VM fandom. With the budget taken care of, you can expect the film on a screen near you sometime in 2014. Can we get three cheers?
Continue reading: Veronica Mars Kickstarter Smashes Records, Reaching Its Goal Overnight
Kristen Bell has been pretty tight lipped about her pregnancy; not giving the press a sniff of any details, but appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show, she may have let the baby's gender slip.
The actress told how her fiance Dax Shepard, 38, was excited about "all the off-roading he'll have in this tiny partner." And when asked if that meant there was a little boy coming, she coyly replied, "Maybe?" before attemption an evasion. "Do you have to be a boy to off-road? Absolutely not! I think [Dax]'s going to force [the baby], even if it's a sloth, to off-road," she explained, probably not managing to fool anyone. Bell also opened up on the fear of pregnancy and giving birth. "I feel like, when I arrive at the hospital, I want a glass of whiskey, I want the epidural in my back and I want to get hit in the face with a baseball bat and wake me up when it's over because I've seen the videos -- and it looks terrifying," she told DeGeneres.
For someone dead set on not revealing much about her pregnancy, Bell has sure been talking to a lot of big players. She told Entertainment Weekly, "This is without question the biggest transition I'll make in my life to date," she told the magazine.
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Next year’s Sundance Film Festival will reflect an on-going trend in the movie world, for big name actors to seek out challenging and rewarding roles in independent films. The competition line-up for Sundance 2013 has been announced and Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Daniel Radcliffe, Jessica Biel and Kristen Bell are all amongst the big names headlining next year’s festival, which is considered a highlight of the international film festival calendar.
John Cooper, the director of Sundance, told The Hollywood Reporter “It’s a reflection of the landscape… We notice that there's a very, very vital community of actors taking roles in independent films - well-known actors in particular.” There are 27 films in competition at the 2013 festival, which will be screening 113 feature-length movies in total. These were whittled down from 12, 146 submissions – an increase of 429 from last year.
Taking a look at those big names in competition, then; Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara both appear in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, a story about two outlaws, situated in the hills of Texas. Daniel Radcliffe, meanwhile, continues his attempt to break free of the clutches of Harry Potter, by playing Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, which brings together the great beat poets of the 1940s. Elizabeth Olsen and Jennifer Jason Leigh also star in this movie, centered on David Kammerer’s murder by Lucien Carr. Kristen Bell stars in The Lifeguard and Jessica Biel leads the cast in Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes, a dramatic thriller directed and written by Francesca Gregorini.
Rumor has it that Kristen Bell will be appearing in Gossip Girl before the season’s out.
The 32 year-old actress is currently pregnant, expecting her first baby with partner Dax Shepard and according to TV Line, she filmed her cameo earlier this year. Kristen has narrated Gossip Girl since the program began in 2007 and the whole premise of the programme is that nobody knows exactly who the gossip girl is.
As fans send themselves clinically insane trying to piece the clues together and uncover the true identity of the Gossip Girl, these rumours will of course send dedicated viewers into a frenzy. What is the purpose of Bell’s sudden on screen appearance, right in the last episode, when she has maintained an off-screen presence all these years? Warner Bros would not be drawn into commenting on the rumours, though they did reveal last month that the blogger behind Gossip Girl would be revealed in the final episode. However, viewers can’t necessarily assume that Kristen Bell’s character is actually the one tat they have been waiting to meet for so long.
When Charlie Bronson, a bank robbery getaway driver on a witness protection programme, jeopardizes his life to take his beloved fiancée to Los Angeles, his past comes knocking at his door in the form of his old best friends who want their money after being released from an 8 month prison sentence. Charlie's abrupt escape leads to a frenzied sequence of car chases involving his former friends, gangsters and the police, not to mention Charlie's fiancée's shock and rage at finding out that he hasn't been honest with her.
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Ali is a girl who's desperate to break away from her small-town life. Seeking a new start she buys a one way ticket to LA and lands a job waitressing at a club called The Burlesque Lounge, the club owner and headline act is a lady called Tess, though she was willing to give Ali a break by offering her the cocktail waitress job, all Ali wants to do is perform on stage. Enamoured by the lavish and flamboyant costumes and striking choreography Ali is sure she would be a perfect addition to their troupe. Tess doesn't see her potential but a few other of the club workers know Ali's secret; she can sing - a small girl with a big voice.
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Aaron (Hill) works at a Los Angeles record label that's struggling to make money, so he proposes restaging the iconic Greek Theater gig by fading rock star Aldous Snow (Brand) 10 years ago. Then his intense boss (Combs) sends Aaron to London to accompany the notoriously unreliable Aldous back to L.A. by way of New York and Las Vegas. And of course nothing goes as planned, all coloured by trouble both guys are having with their girlfriends (Moss and Byrne). Will they make it to the Greek in time?
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Guggenheim curator Beth (Bell) is organising an important museum event when she has to dash to Rome for her sister's sudden wedding, where she begins to fall for best man Nick (Duhamel), who rescues her from a few embarrassing moments but lets her down romantically. In a funk, she swipes some coins from a fountain then ends up being stalked back in New York by the lovelorn guys (painter Arnett, wannabe model Shepard, street magician Heder and art patron DeVito) who threw them into the water.
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When Beth attends her sisters sporadic wedding in Rome, she expects to fulfil her duties as maid of honour and return to her job focused life in New York. Sick of waiting for love to take its natural course, Beth takes matters into her own hands and jumps into the Fontana di Amore from which she takes a few of the coins to bring her luck on her quest to find love.
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In the distant future, Metro City has broken away from the rubbish-strewn earth to float above it. Robots help in every part of life there, thanks to the inventive Dr Tenma (voiced by Cage), whose son Toby (Highmore) is also a science whiz. After Toby dies in an accident, Tenma rebuilds him as a robot with some extra features. The power-hungry General Stone (Sutherland) wants to get his hands on Toby's superpowers, but Toby escapes to the surface, where he's renamed Astro and must figure out his own destiny.
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Jason and Cynthia (Bateman and Bell) are a workaholic couple approaching their marriage as a business, so they propose to their friends a couple-building holiday in a tropical paradise. Dave and Ronnie (Vaughn and Akerman) need a break form their busy lives, Joey and Lucy (Favreau and Davis) hope to spend as much time holidaying apart as possible, and Shane (Love) brings along his new, young girlfriend (Walsh). Despite the spectacular location, it's not remotely what any of them expect, especially when love guru Marcel (Reno) starts his workshops.
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The film is set in what must now be looked at as a golden age of fanboy anticipation: 1998, with the 1999 release of Episode I drawing ever tantalizingly closer. But not close enough: Lifelong friends and Star Wars megafans Linus (Chris Marquette), Windows (Jay Baruchel), Hutch (Dan Fogler), and somewhat estranged (which is to say somewhat more socialized) Eric (Sam Huntington) hatch a plan to drive across the country, break into Skywalker Ranch, and see an early cut of the prequel. They need to do this because Linus has movie cancer, which is just as fatal as regular cancer but much less messy, never prohibiting him from, say, embarking on a zany cross-country road trip.
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Of course, it helps that season three of Veronica features a healthy portion of the show at its best, alongside the weaker. In previous years, Veronica would be working on a single over-arching case throughout the season, even as each episode brought a new mystery-of-the-week. This format was dropped in season three in an effort to bring a new audience to the ratings-challenged show. While these 20 episodes lack the long build and unity of purpose afforded to previous story arcs, the experiments with format -- shorter arcs at first, and then "stand-alone" episodes which are nonetheless rich in both story and character development -- reveal Veronica Mars as a sturdy enterprise, entertainment value intact across structural changes.
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Dad's lost his job, too, and both his parents think he's gay (thanks to what turns out to be the movie's funniest single moment), so Darren scrambles back to the dorms to figure out how to raise another $1000 so he can stay in school. (Naturally, he's also in love with another resident named Gracie (Kristen Bell), but he can't profess him affections to her.)
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David Mamet's "Spartan" is Tom Clancy without the pop-literature pretense. It's "24" for those who like more of a cerebral challenge -- a tense, tightly paced political action-thriller with provocatively elusive twists that don't feel contrived for shock value.
It's a movie in which intellect trumps exposition to the point that most of the characters aren't clearly identified, making all of them seem more shadowy and dangerous. The story counts on your ability to think for yourself and draw your own conclusions about evidence trails, incidents, alibis, motives and intentions -- then pulls those conclusions out from under you more than once with substantial surprises that make you think even harder. And it has a palpable atmosphere of pressure-cooker urgency, kept doggedly in check by government agents for whom eye-on-the-prize callousness is compulsory.
Val Kilmer stars as a terse military espionage operative called in by the Secret Service to work with a clandestine team searching for a missing -- likely abducted -- First Daughter before the headline-hungry press gets wind of the notoriously rebellious girl's disappearance.
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