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Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn , Mila Kunis - 2016 Billboard Music Awards arrivals at T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena, Billboard Music Awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 22nd May 2016
Kristen Bell , Wallis Annenberg - The Annenberg Space For Photography Presents 'Refugee' - Arrivals at Annenberg Space For Photography - Century City, California, United States - Thursday 21st April 2016
Annie Mumolo, Kathryn Hah, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis , Christina Applegate - CinemaCon Bi Screen Achievement Awards held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nv on April 14, 2016 at Caesars Palace - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 14th April 2016
Kristen Bell - STX Entertainment Presentation Following CinemaCon's "State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future at Caesar's Palace Resort and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016
Kristen Bell - STX Entertainment Presentation Following CinemaCon's "State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future at Caesar's Palace Resort and Casino at Caesar's Palace - Phoenix, Arizona, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016
Kristen Bell - Los Angeles Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios' 'Zootopia' held at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals at El Capitan Theater, Disney - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 17th February 2016
Kristen Bell - Launch of Target Wonderland event held in the meatpacking district of Manhattan - Arrivals at Target Wonderland Store - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 7th December 2015
Kristen Bell - Actress Melissa McCarthy wears a neck brace for a scene in her new movie "The Boss" with co star Kristen Bell and wrestler Dave Bautista. Melissa was also joined on set by her husband Ben Falcone who is the director of the comedy flick. - Pasadena, California, United States - Monday 12th October 2015
Delta Bell - Kristen Bell takes a stroll through Griffith Park in Los Angeles with her daughters Lincoln and Delta. The family walked through the park before heading to the trail Cafe for breakfast - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015
Kristen Bell - 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, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell - 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
Who knew there was a magical story hiding behind Disney's 'Frozen'?
Disney’s icy adventure ‘Frozen’ can now call itself the highest grossing animated film of all time after surpassing ‘Toy Story 3’ by taking over $1.072 billion at the world wide box office. That’s quite an achievement for Disney, but what makes it all the more remarkable is the real story of how ‘Frozen’ made it to the big screen. A journey which took nearly 70 years until a seemingly small idea was mentioned.
Frozen has overtaken Toy Story 3 to becoming the highest grossing animated film
The origins of 'Frozen’ lie in the Hans Christian Andersen tale ‘The Snow Queen’, a story which had been the subject of a major Disney headache for nearly 70 years at the time of ‘Frozen’s’ inception. Back in 1943 Walt Disney saw the potential of the Danish author’s stories, which included 'The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ and ‘The Snow Queen’. The original plan was for Walt to collaborate with Samuel Goldwyn to produce a biographical piece on Andersen and incorporate some of his famous works into the story, using Disney animation. Eventually the project fell through and Goldwyn went on to do his own movie on Andersen in 1952, leaving the animation part out. Despite the setback, Disney never lost sight of the potential of Andersen’s stories, most notably ‘The Snow Queen’.
Continue reading: The Long, Cold Story Behind Disney's 'Frozen'
Disney's latest animation has become the most successful to date.
Frozen has finally overtaken the sales of Toy Story 3 to become the highest grossing animated movie of all time. The Oscar-winning musical comedy dominated the box office over the winter period. The last big push for the film's release came as it opened in Japan this weekend - one of the world's largest and most influential film markets. The hugely popular Disney flick hit has since reached $1.072 billion in box office revenue, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
'Frozen' Has Finally Surpassed 'Toy Story 3' To Become The Biggest Animated Movie Of All Time.
Since Frozen's release late in 2013, it has made $398.4 million in the USA alone with an extra $674 million coming from other markets around the world. The movie's popularity was boosted by its chart-smashing soundtrack, strong presence on social media and awards success at high profile ceremonies including the Oscars, the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes.
The Oscar-winning animation is now in 10th place on the highest grossing films of all-time list.
Disney's 'Frozen' was released last November (2013) and has now become the highest grossing animation of all-time, beating the $1.063 billion mark which was set by the Disney/Pixar movie 'Toy Story 3' in 2010.
'Frozen' has become the most successful animation of all-time
The plot is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Snow Queen, follows 'Princess Anna' (Bell), the future Queen of Arendelle, along with mountain man 'Kristoff' (Groff) races against time to prevent her sister, 'Elsa' (Menzel), from unwittingly turning the kingdom into an eternally icy realm, along the way 'Anna' meets new friends and learns vital life lessons.
Continue reading: Disney's 'Frozen' Becomes Highest Grossing Animation Of All-Time
Funded by fans, this follow-up to the cult TV show feels a lot like an extended reunion episode. But even those unfamiliar with the series will enjoy the twisty plot and smart dialog, plus the sparky Kristen Bell in the title role. And while there are rather too many characters for a stand-alone movie, they all feed nicely into the central mystery.
After escaping from the run-down seaside town of Neptune, California, nine years ago, Veronica (Bell) has become a New York lawyer. But just as she's on the verge of landing her first proper job, an old friend is murdered back home, waking her investigatory instincts. The worst of it is that her ex Logan (Dohring) is the prime suspect, so Veronica heads home to help him clear his name. Her private eye dad (Colantoni) just rolls his eyes when she slips back into her old mystery-solving role, working with her pals Mac, Weevil and Wallace (Majorino, Capra and Daggs). But three other classmates - Gia, Cobb and Dick (Ritter, Starr and Hansen) - are also involved. And the fact that she keeps putting off her return to New York annoys her boyfriend Piz (Lowell).
The most refreshing thing about this film is the way filmmaker Thomas refuses to play by the usual rules. Bell may have been offered a dream job, but we fully understand why she's blowing it off to help her friends. And the whodunit plot is just intriguing enough to hold our interest: we don't really care who the villain really is, but it's fun to watch Veronica dig through the clues and challenge every level of authority. And the script gleefully stirs in red herrings, side-plots and lots of suspicious-looking characters.
Continue reading: Veronica Mars Review
Four days into the conference, there's already a lot to be excited about.
For those who care about films in the slightest, South by Southwest is the place to be this week. The conference, which runs March 7th through March 16th in Austin, Texas, is the place for enthusiasts to see the latest films, get album previews and generally have tons of fun. So, four days into SXSW, what are the highlights?
The VM cast was out in full force at SXSW.
First of all, there was Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s Neighbors, which pits Rogen against Efron in a battle for dominance over a suburban street. In this comedy, directed by Nicholas Stoller from a script by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, Rogen plays one half of a newly married couple, who are just settling into their cozy suburban nest. Efron and his band of frat boys, however, are there to ruin everything. According to THR, Neighbors got big laughs at its Paramount Theater premiere, so it might be one to look out for later in the year.
It's official. The Veronica Mars movie exists and the people at SXSW have already seen it.
It wasn’t enough that SXSW attendees get to see and hear the latest music and films earlier than anyone else – they have Veronica Mars too. The film about the plucky high school detective (not so plucky, but still high school now) premiered at the Austin, TX festival this Saturday. The cast could not be more excited as they walked the red carpet at SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival, chatted with fans, took a couple of selfies (as is traditional) and generally shared the love.
Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) March 9, 2014
Continue reading: The "Veronica Mars" Cast Have Their Selfie Game On Point At SXSW
Disney's 'Frozen' has joined two pretty exclusive clubs.
The folks at Disney will be pretty happy with Frozen’s performance; not only did the film clinch a first Animated Picture Oscar on Sunday night (March 2, 2014), but it surpassed the $1 billion mark in the global box office standings, and with the DVD yet to be released and a Japanese market to exploit, the story doesn’t finish there.
According to Disney, Frozen is the 18th all-time highest grossing movie and their 2nd best performer after Toy Story 3. Not bad for a film that reportedly cost $150m to make and market. That’s a tidy profit for sure. Other Disney movies that have reached $1 billion globally include The Avengers, Iron Man 3, the second and fourth Pirates of the Caribbean films, and Alice in Wonderland.
Continue reading: 'Frozen' Joins The $1 Billion Club, While Disney Joins The Oscars Club
Disney's 'Frozen' was the favorite to win the Academy-Award.
Disney is back on the animation map after their latest project, 'Frozen,' wins an Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy-Awards. This marks the first time Walt Disney's entertainemnt company has been honored with this prize since it was created back in 2001.
'Frozen' has proved to be hugely successful since its release
The retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, The Snow Queen, follows 'Princess Anna' (Bell), the future Queen of Arendelle, along with mountain man 'Kristoff' (Groff) races against time to prevent her sister, 'Elsa' (Menzel), from unwittingly turning the kingdom into an eternally icy realm, along the way 'Anna' meets new friends and learns vital life lessons.
She's back! Get ready to relive your teens.
Get ready to check out the trailer for the upcoming Veronica Mars movie ahead of the film's release in just a few short weeks. After an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign, pretty much the entire team from the 2004 was rounded up for another murder mystery. Rob Thomas ('90210'), the TV series creator, directs the reboot, teaming up with co-writer Diane Ruggiero.
The Fan-Funded 'Veronica Mars' Movie Is Almost Here!
The film sees Kristen Bell reprise her role as the unbeatable Veronica Mars, only she has walked away from the crime-solving part of her life by becoming a top-notch lawyer and making her father very proud. However, her new start is interrupted when she is summoned to her hometown of Neptune to attend a high school reunion.
Veronica Mars spent her teenage years as a private eye alongside her detective father. Despite achieving a private detective's license at the age of 18, she plans to walk away from that part of her life now having seemingly had her fill of solving grisly murders. Now older and wiser, she has made it as a formidable New York lawyer, to the immense pride of her father. However, her new start is interrupted when she is called back to her hometown of Neptune during a high school reunion. Her former boyfriend Logan Echolls has been accused of murdering someone for a second time, despite her proving his innocence to a first murder as a teenage sleuth. Will her eye for detail and supreme intelligence prevail once again and help her solve another mystery, or has she lost her touch?
Continue: Veronica Mars Trailer
NBC say the surprising return is 'shrouded in secrecy'
'Heroes' was one of the most talked dramas on television when it aired in 2006, initially being well received as an original concept, then because of the stark dip in quality, which became an in-joke for the media’s more satirical outlets.
Remember 'Heroes'? Well, It's Back.
Now, it seems, Heroes is back for more. The studio plan to bring the show back in 2015 as a miniseries - imaginatively titled: 'Heroes Reborn.' NBC aired a teaser during its Olympics coverage on Saturday, giving fans of the cult hit a real thrill.
Continue reading: 'Heroes' To Return On NBC In 2015 With Miniseries
The Disney singer will perform the hit ballad 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen' at the Oscars.
Idina Menzel will bring her rendition of the Disney Frozen's hit song 'Let It Go' to the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony in March. The former Broadway singer will sing the song during the live telecast of the Academy Awards, Oscars show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today, via Billboard.
Idina Menzel, Singer Of The 'Frozen' Song 'Let It Go,' Will Perform At The Oscars.
It has been speculated that Idina's key role in the Oscars' entertainment means that 'Let It Go' is practically a dead cert to win the Best Original Song, as evidenced by Adele's performance of the James Bond Skyfall track, 'Skyfall,' last year. If 'Let It Go' wins, the prize will go to the songwriter and the composer, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
An online spin-off has been commissioned by The CW's digital platform
With the crowd-funded Veronica Mars movie heading to cinemas in the very near future, there is a fever surrounding the amateur detective not seen since the show first debuted back in 2004. In an effort to cash in on this renewed interest in the show, a spin-off web series has been commission by The CW, to be aired on their digital platform CW Seed.
Kristen Bell filming scenes for the upcoming VM movie
Continue reading: 'Veronica Mars' Spin-Off Green Lit For CW Seed
'Frozen' has been hugely successful for Disney since its release, and now they have plans to turn the animated movie into a Broadway musical.
Disney's hit animation movie 'Frozen' will be turning into a Broadway musical after having a hugely successful run since its release on November 20th 2013.
'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.
Kristen Bell voices 'Princess Anna'
Continue reading: Disney's Hit Movie 'Frozen' Destined For Stage Production On Broadway
Disney's 'Frozen' soundtrack finally knocks Beyoncé's self-titled album off the top of the Billboard 200 chart after a three week reign.
'Frozen' is repeating its success at the box office as the animated film's soundtrack storms into the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Disney's music set sold 165,000 copies in the week ending January 5th, beating huge names in the process.
Billboard reports the album climbed from No.4 to take the top spot after seeing a sales increase of 55%.
Continue reading: Disney's 'Frozen' Storms Billboard Chart As Soundtrack Earns No.1 Spot
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have always been a little out of the ordinary, but they are raising their daughter in a very different way. They said they plan to hide nothing from 10-month-old Lincoln.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard pulled off a wedding under $150, and recently welcomed a daughter into the world. The couple may be one of the most adorable of the past few years, and their parenting styles are understandably going to be a little different than others.
Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and her growing baby bump
Bell appeared on Chelsea Lately, and talked about how she and her new husband are raising their daughter, Lincoln, who is now 10 months old.
Kristen Bell is back as the private investigator in this fan-funded big screen turn
The official theatrical trailer for the Veronica Mars movie has gone viral after the official YouTube page for the movie uploaded it to the video hosting site this week. The highly-anticipated big screen leap from Kristen Bell's character has been a long time coming, but the fan-funded major screen adaption is drawing ever-closer, with this trailer the latest sneak peak for fans.
Kristen Bell on set filming the Veronica Mars movie
Continue reading: 'Veronica Mars' Is Back With New Movie Trailer [Watch]
'Frozen' might be the safest bet for kids at Christmas this year.
Things are a bit thin at the cinema for kids this Christmas. The only new release for the holidays is the 3D adventure Walking With Dinosaurs, which is oddly aimed at very, very young viewers and will drive their parents crazy with its inane dialogue. Read our full review of the movie here.
Disney's 'Frozen' Is A Safe Bet for Christmas
Much more appealing, Disney's Frozen still sits near the top of the box office chart even though it's been out for several weeks now. So everyone's seen that by now - probably two or three times - but it's worth planning a return visit this coming weekend (it's definitely a better bet than those dinosaurs). And in a pinch, the still-lingering Free Birds at least offers some mindless laughter.
Disney's 'Frozen' dethrones Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' to secure the top spot at the box office in its second week of release.
Disney's princess fairy-tale 'Frozen' finally dethrones the dystopian epic sequel 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' at the box office after earning an impressive $31.6 million in its second weekend of release.
Kristen Bell voices 'Princess Anna'
Lionsgate's 'Catching Fire' has dominated the box office for the past two weeks but it slid to the second position, taking in $27 million.
Disney learns a lesson from Pixar's Brave, giving these orphaned princesses some feisty purpose that doesn't depend on a man. Everything else about this movie is fairly formulaic, including the requisite goofy sidekick character. But the frosty animation adds a stately, dramatic tone that's picked up by Broadway-style songs and just a hint of moral complexity in the story, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen's story The Snow Queen.
With her ability to freeze anything at a touch, young Queen Elsa (voiced by Menzel) has spent her life hidden away in the castle. No one can know her secret, including her restless little sister Anna (Bell), who meets her dream man in Hans (Fontana) on the day of Elsa's coronation. But Elsa's startled reaction to this news triggers an ice age in the kingdom, which sends Elsa fleeing to hide in the mountains. So Anna decides to track her down. She enlists help from local delivery boy Kristoff (Groff) and his pet reindeer, and as they head into the hills they encounter one of Elsa's newest creations: a singing, dancing, scatterbrained snowman named Olaf (Gad).
The winter wonderland setting gives the animators a lot to work with, and the imagery is spectacular. We actually shiver at the gleaming ice and snowy landscapes, which are so detailed that they make us want to see the film again. The characters are also sharply rendered, although they're designed without much subtlety, including the usual Disney physicality in the girls' big-eyed Barbie-like figures. But the plot keeps us off balance by, for example, giving Anna two eligible men to choose between. And also by making Elsa so internally conflicted about her unwanted powers.
Continue reading: Frozen Review
'Frozen' looks to be a frontrunner for the Oscars.
Right at the business end of the year, Disney appear to have snatched away the Oscar for Best Animated Feature from the competition. We, the movie writers, have been nervously looking at each other trying to figure out which overblown cartoon will scoop the honor in March 2014 after some weak efforts, though the studio's latest release, Frozen, appears to be the one.
'Frozen' Is One Of The Best Animated Movies of the Year
The comedy-adventure follows the story of Anna (Kristen Bell), a fearless optimist, whose kingdom is trapped in eternal winter. She teams up with an extreme mountain man for an epic journey to find Anna's sister, The Snow Queen (Idina Menzel) . Along the way, the team encounter mystical trolls, a funny snowman named Olaf, and magic at every turn.
Continue reading: Why Disney's 'Frozen' Will Win Oscar For Best Animated Feature
It will be a close-fought contest between the latest Disney animation and the second 'Hunger Games' film this weekend
Frozen is the latest animated effort from Disney Studios and a movie that has so far proved a huge hit with critics and audiences alike. The wintry tale has all the hallmarks of a box office number one, however there is one thing standing in its way of reaching box office glory: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Can the enchantment of Frozen out-do Catching Fire
The second instalment of the Hunger Games series stormed to success upon its release last week and is still enjoying considerable returns from cinemas across America, and looks as though it could potentially become a record breaker should its impressive returns continue to deliver. According to Box Office Mojo, whilst Frozen is enjoying some promising box office activity, this doesn't look promising enough to oust Catching Fire from the top spot.
Animated musical v blockbuster book adaptation: it's going to be a big weekend
The Hunger Games has enjoyed a lucrative stint atop the box office mountain, breaking records and – pretty much – living up to its expectations both critically and fiscally. But the Thanksgiving weekend usually sees family films prevail, and it doesn’t get more nuclear, sociologically speaking, than an animated musical from Disney.
Can Disney's Frozen usurp the powerful Hunger Games?
Today, (Wed 28 Nov) is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’s sixth day of release, and the day we expect it to move past the $200m mark domestically, bringing it’s global haul up to the $350m mark. It’s been a triumph, no doubt, but could Frozen change the aesthetic of the box office this weekend?
Critics are blown away by the wintry fairytale 'Frozen'
It looks like Disney have hit the jackpot once again, as their latest animation, the festive Frozen, is a hit with critics and looks as though it could be a hit in cinemas too. Starring Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Kristen Bell and directed by Chris Buck, the film follows Anna, the future Queen of Arendelle, as she races against time to prevent her sister from unwittingly turning the kingdom into an eternally icy realm, meeting some new friends and learning some important lessons on the way.
The film is being commended for its visuals
"This is an icy, snowy world that Disney has never done before," director Chris Buck insisted in a recent featurette for the movie. Stars Kristen Bell and Josh Gad both gushed over the extent of the visuals on offer, with producer Peter del Vecho adding, "We did draw a lot of inspiration from Norway, in fact we sent our art direction team to Norway as the jumping off point."
Continue reading: What Makes 'Frozen' So Good? Review Round-Up Of Disney's Latest Hit
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell married in the "the world's worst wedding."
No, Shepard and Bell - who prolonged their engagement three years until the Supreme court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act - finally married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in a ceremony that cost just $142.
"It was just Kristen and I at this lonely courthouse so they brought us this cake afterwards," Shaprd explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live this week. The actor said that scrawled across the cake was the message, The World's Worst Wedding though the newlyweds weren't offended. "How many people can say they threw 'The World's Worst Wedding?'" he joked.
Continue reading: "The World's Worst Wedding" Dax Shepard Married Kristen Bell For $142
Anna is set to be the fearless Queen of Arendelle, but when her sister Elsa starts suffering the effects of her powers to create snow and ice and manages to cloak the entire city with a bitter winter, Anna realises that it's up to her to deal with it. It's only July, but it's bound to be unseasonal for eternity unless Anna can find her sister - now known as the Snow Queen - and get her to break the spell. She sets out on a treacherous mission to look for her alongside her best friend Kristoff, an ice breaker (quite literally), and his super-friendly reindeer Sven. Along the way they meet the bumbling, nasally challenged snowman Olaf as well as several unwelcome mountain dwellers - but that's the least of their worries when it turns out that Anna's beloved sibling is being seen as a ruthless monster, which she knows, deep down, she isn't.
Continue: Frozen Trailer
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard tie the knot in a low-key ceremony held inside a courtroom at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office.
The post came just one day after the couple tied the knot on Oct 17th at a ceremony held in Beverly Hills, LA.
Bell shared, "Wife coffee tastes way better than regular coffee in the morning :)" whilst tagging Shepard's twitter handle.
Continue reading: Kristen Bell Annouces Her Marriage To Dax Shepard Via Twitter
The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony this week
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are officially man and wife. The long-time couple tied the knot in a low key ceremony in California earlier this week, exchanging vows in a courtroom free from prying eyes and any real attention at all. The couple of six years have been engaged since 2010, but decided to hold off their marriage until now in support of same sex marriage.
As initially reported by TMZ, the two had a very low-key ceremony, getting hitched at the Beverly Hills County Clerk Office in front of a minuscule crowd of unspecified attendees. There was a photographer present to capture memories from the special occasion, but little else, as the two wanted as low-key a ceremony as possible.
Continue reading: Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Are Married!
It was Justin's birthday this weekend and Jen was keen to make sure her hubby had a memorable bash, inviting a whose-who of Hollywood celebs
Amidst reports that their relationship is on the rocks, Jennifer Aniston was on hand to throw one heck of a distraction as she lavished her hubby Justin Theroux with gifts and visits from his famous friends as the actor celebrated his 42nd birthday this weekend.
The couple celebrated Justin's birthday and their one year anniversary as an engaged couple
There was no shortage of celebrity guests either, with famous faces dotted all around Jen and Justin's Bell Air mansion to wish Justin a happy birthday. Although Jen's BFF Courtney Cox couldn't attend the birthday bash, as the actress is reportedly recovering from a broken wrist still, reports state that among the attendees at their Los Angeles home were Ben Stiller, Tobey Maguire and Jason Bateman. Fellow actors Don Cheadle, Will Arnett, Malin Ackerman, Kristen Bell and her fiance Dax Shepard and Isla Fisher and her husband Sacha Baron Cohen were also in attendance, as were comedians Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres and their partners.
Continue reading: Jennifer Aniston Throws Star-Studded Birthday Bash For Justin Theroux
Neil LaBute adapts his bracingly astute play into a series of scenes that make us question how men and women ever come together to make a relationship work. The central idea is that we hurt each other even when we don't mean to, and through a series of face-offs between a man and his ex-girlfriends, the film leaves us wondering what we might have done to our own partners along the way.
At the centre is a writer (Brody) in his 30s, who wants to clear away his relational baggage before he gets married. He flies first to Seattle to meet his school girlfriend Sam (Morrison). She's now married with kids, and he wants to talk about their break-up. "You ended it," she corrects him. And he finds his memories equally unreliable as he visits Tyler (Maestro) in Chicago, Lindsay (Watson) in Boston, Reggie (Kazan) back in Seattle again and Bobbi (Bell) in Los Angeles. While zig-zagging across America he begins to realise that he was always the problem.
As the scenes unfold, Brody's unnamed character reveals himself as weak, shallow and self-absorbed, but also relentlessly charming. it's a brave, transparent performance that takes on resonance as he begins to understand that he's flawed and, even worse, ordinary. Opposite him, the women are all variations on a fantasy: the good girl, the sex pot, the experienced older woman, the flirty little sister of his best friend, the brainy hottie. They're superbly well-played by these actresses; Watson's piercing honesty is the stand-out, while Kazan's role is the most haunting.
Continue reading: Some Girl(s) Review
In the case of Veronica Mars, it's what you do AND who you do it with.
Veronica Mars at Comic-Con – just a year ago it would have sounded like a Marshmallow’s pipe dream, but after the movie Kickstarter campaign got enough backers to begin the project (or 2.5 times that) the wheels have been turning faster than ever for the project. Mere months after the Kickstarter ended, the movie shoot begun, with cast, production team and most of all the brains behind the operation, Rob Thomas, keeping fans constantly in the loop with frequent updates. On Saturday, fans finally got their first real taste of the film, with the very first official trailer being played for the crowd in SDCC’s Hall H.
Watch the Veronica Mars sneak peak below.
Continue reading: Comic-Con Conquered By The Charming Cast Of "Veronica Mars"
The fan-funded movie adaption of the hit TV series is definitely getting made and at Comic-Con this week, we got our first look at the movie
On the second day of the San Diego Comic-Con International (Friday 19 June), the team behind the fan-funded Veronica Mars film adaption were on hand to answer questions from fans and press as well as discuss some insider information from behind the scenes of the long-awaited leap to the big screen. If that wasn't enough, fans were treated to their first glimpse of the movie, which you can see for yourself below.
The show's creator Rob Thomas, it's star Kristen Bell and the rest of the cast chaired a panel for the movie to debut the first teaser trailer for the film (which features a surprise casting in the shape of Jamie Lee Curtis) and gave praise to the financial backers of the film, which was fan-funded through Kickstarter. Before the panel could be introduced though, fan were treated to the above video, which essentially doubled up as the first teaser trailer.
Continue reading: First Footage From The Veronica Mars Movie Shown At Comic-Con [Watch]
Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
Continue reading: Comic-Con 2013: 10 Things You Really Don't Want To Miss
Jimmy Kimmel had to content with TWO brides turning up to his wedding day. But which one did he marry?
TV host Jimmy Kimmel must have had the shock of his life to find two ladies in veils and white dresses were in attendance at his wedding, narrowly mistaking his fiancé Molly McNearney for mischievous guest and Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe, according to Yahoo! OMG. Kimmel and his girlfriend of two years MollyMcNearney married in a romantic Californian ceremony, packed with A-list guests, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski who all turned up the exclusive Ojai event.
Gabourey Sidibe Showed Her Sneaky Side By Arriving At The Kimmel/McNearney Wedding In A Bridal Gown.
Kimmel and McNearney hadn't planned on another bride turning up to their nuptials but this didn't stop Gabourey Sidibe, clad in white veil and bridal train, from making an entrance to remember when she stepped out of her black limo with a girlfriend as her 'bridesmaid' to help her with the flowing white gown. The Jimmy Kimmel Live host and his new wife Molly - the head writer on his show - showed their sense of humour, welcoming their prankster guest with laughter as both clearly enjoyed the stunt. So as not to hog the limelight from beautiful bride Molly, Sidibe changed into a tight red dress and flat white shoes after the surprise had rippled through the wedding party.
Continue reading: Gabourey Sidibe Pranks Jimmy Kimmel On His Marriage To Molly McNearney
TV host Jimmy Kimmel was surprised to find two ladies in veils and white dresses were in attendance but only one of whom was his fiancé Molly McNearney.
Jimmy Kimmel and his long-term lover MollyMcNearney have married in a romantic Californian ceremony. The star-studded ceremony was packed with A-list guests, including Matt Damon, his wife Luciana, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck, Ellen Degeneres, Portia DeRossi, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Stanley Tucci and John Krasinski who all turned up the exclusive Ojai event.However, all eyes turned to the drive as a guest dressed in an elegant white wedding gown stepped out of a black limo and made her way towards the reception to be greeted.
Was Jimmy Kimmel Confused When Two Ladies In White Dresses Approached Him?
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Actress Kristen Bell and her fiancé, comedian Dax Shepard have been named as PETA's sexiest celebrity vegetarians, but are they a truly meat-free couple?
In an accolade of meat avoidance, Kristen Bell and fiancé Dax Shepard have been crowned animal rights activist PETA's sexiest celebrity vegetarians, in a campaign to spread the word about the benefits of cutting out meat. 32 year-old Bell, who's best known for her titular role in the Veronica Mars television series, revealed that she's been veggie since she was a teen: "I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with-dogs and cats, for example-from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat." This isn't the first time she's been recognised by PETA for her dietary choices - in 2006 she was selected as their 'World's Sexiest Vegetarian' and now it seems she's lifting the crown again with her fiancé and father of her child, Dax Shepard.
The Sexy Faces Of Vegetarianism: Dax Shepard [L] And Kristen Bell [R] Crowned By PETA.
Shepard spoke of the benefits of a vegan diet, after being encouraged to follow Bell's example by documentary Forks Over Knives, which advocates a plant-based diet: "I have fewer body aches, my skin looks better, I'm never starving, and I never need to ride the couch feeling completely full and disgusting" he explained to Playboy magazine when he was following a strict no-meat diet. However, it seems that it's only Bell who can truly feel proud of the title:"I'm really flattered to be named 'Sexiest Vegetarian' with ?@IMKristenBell, but sadly I can't accept in good conscience because I eat chicken," Shepard tweeted. In a shock for PETA, who had been using the publicity as part of their campaign to encourage more people to be vegetarian, Dax added: "I was vegan for a year, but that ended 6 months ago. I aspire to be more like ?@IMKristenBell, but I'm not there yet," he said in a follow-up tweet. Oops.
Continue reading: Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Are PETA's 2013 Sexiest Vegetarians
Disney goes back to the classics with 'Frozen' loosely based on the fairytale 'The Snow Queen'.
Olaf meets Sven in 'Frozen'
Fairytales are definitely becoming popular again with some of the world's favourites being transferred to stunning, high-energy and often grisly live action flicks, among them being 'Jack the Giant Slayer', 'Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters', 'Snow White and the Huntsman' and not to mention the TV series 'Once Upon a Time' which is now in its third season. However, Disney has brought the delight back to children and reverted to what they are known for with their (albeit vague) rendition of Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Snow Queen' in an animated adventure entitled 'Frozen'. Starring Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Broadway sensation Idina Menzel, it tells the story of Anna's quest to undo her sister Elsa's power over the kingdom of Arendelle, which she has cursed into eternal winter, accompanied by her friend Kristoff, his reindeer Sven and a snowman called Olaf.
Anna is a young girl determined to save the world as she sets out with her best friend Kristoff, a burly mountain dweller, and his friendly pet reindeer Sven on a mission to restore warmth to the kingdom of Arendelle. Her wicked sister, Elsa, also known as the Snow Queen, has cursed the realm to suffer a never-ending winter, forcing Anna and Kristoff to brave freezing conditions unlike any they've ever experienced as they set out to stop Elsa. But the bitter winds and endless snow fields become the least of their problems as they encounter creatures such as trolls along the way. They also meet the nasally challenged snowman Olaf, who joins them on their trip after becoming confusedly acquainted with Kristoff. Will Anna save the frosty kingdom? Or will Elsa's power prove much too strong?
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Zach Braff has hit back at some critics who suggest he has enough money to fund Wish I Was Here.
Zach Braff looks to have secured the full $2 million to make his Garden State follow-up Wish I Was Here, though the actor and director has spoken on the need for crowd-funding websites like Kickstarter to get movies made in the current climate. Braff is one of the most recognisable television actors in the U.S having spent years as the star of Scrubs, though he is quick to play down his financial successes. Thousands of crowd-funding users had donated their cash to get Braff's new project off the ground, though some commentators on Twitter have accused the actor of cynically leveraging free money whilst having to adhere to his creative demands.
Users on the social aggregating website Reddit wondered why the star of the Scrubs couldn't put up the $2 million himself, though Braff responded "People seem to think I have Oprah Winfrey money. I've done well in my career, but I am not sitting on $22 million. I'm doing this so that one negative audience comment in a test screening won't force me to change the end of my movie." Braff also suggested he isn't asking something for nothing from his fans - the Kickstarter website is based on benefits for those who donate and those funding Wish I Was Here will receive invites to screenings and after-parties. $10,000 donors will receive a speaking role in his film. "Even the most entry-level backer will get access to an online magazine about the making of the film. If David Fincher, who I'm a huge fan of, had a video blog of the making of one of his movies, I would have been the first one there."
The Kickstarter success comes just weeks after a Veronica Mars movie attained $5.7 million on the crowd-funding website. Kristen Bell will star in the film, with production scheduled to begin this summer.
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