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Lainie Kazan - New York premiere of 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 Theater - Arrivals - New York, United States - Tuesday 15th March 2016

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - First Look Trailer


It’s been fourteen years since Toula Portokalos-Miller had her Big Fat Greek Wedding, but now it’s time to round up the family and do it all over again. Except this time there’s a difference.

When we join Toula and Ian again, they’re now parents to a teenage daughter who’s all set to go to college (as far away from her family as possible).

As they struggle to find the balance between being good parents and making time for each other, the couple still must deal with Toula’s ever-present, overbearing Greek family.

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Lainie Kazan - World Premiere of 'Pixels' at Regal E-Walk - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Saturday 18th July 2015

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Pixels - Extended Trailer


Back in the eighties, NASA sent a time capsule up into space to connect with possible life forces on other planets. But when neighbouring aliens discover a feed of classic arcade games such as Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede and Space Invaders, they interpret it is a threat of war. Fearing for the safety of their planet, they send pixelated monsters in the shape of beloved video game characters to Earth to destroy mankind, and the only people who can stop it are record-breaking gamers Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant. Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten is also on the team, providing a set of creative weapons to defeat the characters. But can this group of gaming experts really stop Pac Man eating up the city?

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Pixels Trailer


In 1982, Earth created a time capsule of popular culture from the era, and sent it into space in order to establish contact with extra-terrestrial life. Somehow, an ancient race of alien lifeforms that have never had any other contact with mankind did not understand the meaning of the 'message'. They especially take offence to the inclusion of 'Pac Man' and 'Donkey Kong', and assemble an army of pixelated, murderous 1980s video game characters and send them back to Earth to destroy the humans. With the world on the brink of destruction by a giant 'Pac Man', mankind has just one hope: a hodgepodge collection of retro gamers, using their old techniques to defeat the greatest video game boss of all time.

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Lainie Kazan - 23rd Annual Night Of 100 Stars Black Tie Dinner Viewing Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013

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Lainie Kazan - Jekyll and Hyde premiere - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 12th February 2013

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Lainie Kazan Tuesday 5th October 2010

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Lainie Kazan and Bette Midler
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My Favorite Year Review


Excellent
Here's a funny little number based, as it happens, on a night in the life of Errol Flynn, when he showed up drunk to appear on Sid Caesar's variety show. O'Toole plays a Flynn-esque swashbuckler, Bologna is faux Sid, and Linn-Baker (pre Perfect Strangers) is their go-between. Touching and altogether happy, this is an easy Favorite.

If You Only Knew Review


Good
Where else in the world do crazy, wacked-out romantic comedies invariably involve nutty roommate situations? Well, New York City, and If You Only Knew is no exception to the rule, following on the heels of some of its more capable brethren like Addicted to Love and Ed's Next Move. This time out, writer Johnathon Schaech is hot in pursuit of painter Alison Eastwood in a Village romance... ah, if only she didn't think he was gay! Moderately entertaining and certainly better than a lot of attempts at the genre.

Beaches Review


Terrible
In the history of men going to the movies, there are few horrors as singularly terrifying as the movie Beaches. With its combination of precious tragicomedy plot, copious singing, and Bette Midler, the horror trifecta is already complete. But there's plenty more: Not only is Midler heard here singing about her tits (her words), Mayim "Blossom" Bialik plays the 11-year-old version of brazen Bette. Chills don't get much colder than this.

Watching the 1989 movie today, it's not just an unabashed chick flick, it's also revealed as a plain-old Bad Movie. For starters, it's not really about anything, instead preferring to work (or not) as a collection of loose scenes that illustrate the ups and downs of two friends (Midler and Barbara Hershey) from their pre-teens to the grave. Things happen, but not much. The film's only real plot point comes in the last act (spoilers ahead if you care), when Hershey's character croaks on us, sticking Midler with her daughter.

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Kimberly Review


Bad
Here's the story of the world's biggest slut. When the titular Kimberly (Anwar) comes to America for a spell, she takes on four sad sack best friends to teach them how to row (you know, boats). In a matter of weeks, she's sleeping with all of them, and before long, she's pregnant. And get this: The four guys agree to share parenting duties (nah, she won't bother to find out who the father is). The story is completely asinine and baffling (the qualifying race for an annual regatta occurs nine months before the race?), but what's really special is just how insulting Kimberly is, no matter how progressive your mindset might be. Atrocious.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding Review


Good

Sometimes a movie's success stems more from spirit, charm and perseverance than from any originality or artistry involved in its creation. The unabashedly confectionery ethnic comedy-romance "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" is a shining example of just that phenomenon.

Of the same feel-good disposition as the Aussie sleeper hit "Strictly Ballroom," it's a low-budget, ugly duckling fairytale that is predictable and brimming with clichés -- but so earnest, funny and joyful that it's a complete delight all the same.

Adapted by Nia Vardalos from her own one-woman stage show, the movie also features Vardalos in the starring role as 30-ish Toula Portokalos, a frumpy, lovelorn waitress in her father's Greek restaurant. A shy girl who's fed up with her huge family's amusingly, exasperatingly intrusive hounding about finding a husband, she seeks self-empowerment by enrolling in community college computer classes, getting a make-over and taking new job at a relative's travel agency. In the process Toula discovers her assertive, flirtatious side -- just in time to meet Mr. Right.

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The Crew Review


Weak

Too many crooks spoil "The Crew," and I'm not talking about the "grumpy old mobsters" played by Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Reynolds, Dan Hedaya and Seymour Cassel in this withering wiseguy comedy.

I'm talking about the throng of sardine-packed subplots that rob these good actors of all their quality screen time.

This facetious foursome play mobsters retired to South Florida who wind up in the middle of a drug war by trying to keep the run-down hotel they live in from going condo in the wake of all the Porsche-driving 20-somethings moving to town.

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What's Cooking? Review


OK

A talented ensemble cast brings an extremely authentic family dynamic to "What's Cooking?," a satisfying four-course cross-section of ethnic American clans gathering for their Thanksgiving dinners.

Conceived by director Gurinder Chadha as a celebration of diversity, the film opens with an ironic shot of an advertisement on the side of a Los Angeles bus featuring an airbrushed white-bread family carving a turkey. Chadha then moves inside the bus to show the rainbow of races living together in the area, then on into a grocery store, where she picks up her first story in which a young Mexican-American man (Douglas Spain) bumps into his exiled father (Victor Rivers) and invites him home for Thanksgiving dinner.

This doesn't sit too well with his mother (Mercedes Ruehl), who had kicked Rivers out after discovering he'd had an affair. But she's prepared to make the best of it as her huge family gathers for their traditional daylong holiday preparations, mixing turkey with a cornucopia of Latino delicacies.

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - First Look Trailer

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - First Look Trailer

It’s been fourteen years since Toula Portokalos-Miller had her Big Fat Greek Wedding, but now...

Pixels - Extended Trailer

Pixels - Extended Trailer

Back in the eighties, NASA sent a time capsule up into space to connect with...

Pixels Trailer

Pixels Trailer

In 1982, Earth created a time capsule of popular culture from the era, and sent...

You Don't Mess With the Zohan Trailer

You Don't Mess With the Zohan Trailer

'You Don't Mess With the Zohan' trailer. 'You Don't Mess With the Zohan' is Adam...

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Beaches Movie Review

Beaches Movie Review

In the history of men going to the movies, there are few horrors as singularly...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie Review

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie Review

It's well known that Greeks are ethnocentric. Most of their men will probably brag...

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie Review

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Movie Review

Sometimes a movie's success stems more from spirit, charm and perseverance than from any originality...

Gigli Movie Review

Gigli Movie Review

In what may go down as the most embarrassing, imprudent attempt at cleverly sexy dialogue...

The Crew Movie Review

The Crew Movie Review

Too many crooks spoil "The Crew," and I'm not talking about the "grumpy old mobsters"...

What's Cooking? Movie Review

What's Cooking? Movie Review

A talented ensemble cast brings an extremely authentic family dynamic to "What's Cooking?," a satisfying...

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