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Video - Eva Longoria Wows In White Dress At 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation - Part 3


'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria was among the star arrivals at the 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. She looked typically stunning in a calf-length, slim-fitting white dress, her long hair slicked back.

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Dumb and Dumber To Review


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Be warned: this is a movie meant only for hardcore fans of the 1994 original, and other moronic comedies in which plot, character and filmmaking coherence aren't important. If any fart joke makes you laugh, don't miss it. Everyone else probably already knows that they should avoid this movie, which is even more idiotic than it looks. Although for those forced to suffer through it, there's at least a strand of witty, absurd comedy faintly running through each scene.

After an utterly pointless 20-year practical joke, old buddies Harry and Lloyd (Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey) are once again a team, causing chaos everywhere they go due to their inability to understand pretty much anything that's happening around them. Now Harry needs a kidney transplant, just as he discovers that he fathered a child with Fraida (Kathleen Turner) nearly 23 years ago. So he and Lloyd head off to find his daughter Fanny (Rachel Melvin). She has been raised by a Nobel-winning scientist (Steve Tom) and his money-grabbing wife (Laurie Holden), who's plotting with the handyman (Rob Riggle) to steal his millions. All of them converge on an inventors' convention in El Paso, where Harry is mistaken as a genius, Lloyd falls in love with the wrong woman and everything climaxes in a vortex of mistaken identity and wacky slapstick.

While absolutely everything about this film is painfully stupid, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have learned from making solid comedies (like There's Something About Mary and Stuck on You), and the script has an underlying wit to it that hints at a much better movie screaming to get out. But the Farrellys simply leave everything as mindless as possible, using a strangely clunky directing style that feels cheap and underplanned. While there's a steady stream of amusing throwaway gags, the plot and characters never develop into anything engaging, mainly because both Carrey and Daniels are encouraged to overplay every moment so badly that we begin to wonder how anyone could think this was even vaguely funny.

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"Dumb And Dumber To" - Los Angeles Premiere

Laurie Holden - Shots from the red carpet as the stars arrived for the Los Angeles premiere of "Dumb And Dumber To" at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States - Monday 3rd November 2014

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"Dumb And Dumber To" - Los Angeles Premiere

Laurie Holden - Shots from the red carpet as the stars arrived for the Los Angeles premiere of "Dumb And Dumber To" at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States - Tuesday 4th November 2014

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Dumb And Dumber To Trailer


After getting held hostage and nearly killed in 'Dumb and Dumber', the only trauma Lloyd Christmas appears to be feeling is from the rejection of a beautiful woman. Or not, as the case may be. After a 20-year long prank on Lloyd's part, he and Harry Dunne are back in action and return to their home in Rhode Island. Soon, though, Harry gets the shock of his life when he finds out that he has a 23-year-old daughter after finally opening his mail and the pair excitedly decide to track her down. However, it seems the mother gave her up for adoption a long time ago so their search becomes more difficult than they imagined. Lloyd will do anything to help Harry find her though, after falling in love once again when he claps eyes on her photo. The question is, does she really want to be found? And, if she does, how does she feel about having a father who barely knows how to take care of himself?

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AMC Will "Spread The Dead" By Expanding 'The Walking Dead' Universe


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The Walking Dead will have a companion as AMC intends to "Spread the Dead". In a press release, issued on Monday 16th September, the network announced they will be developing a separate series involving Robert Kirkman, comic book author and creator of The Walking Dead.

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Andrew Lincoln at the premiere of The Walking Dead's third season in L.A.

The Walking Dead chronicles the life of police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) as he attempts to survive and protect his family during a zombie apocalypse. The show also stars Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (Silent Hill) and new-comers Steven Yeun and Chandler Riggs.

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Fan Expo Canada Day 4

Laurie Holden - Day 4 of Fan Expo Canada 2013 at Toronto Metro Convention Centre. - Toronto, Canada - Sunday 25th August 2013

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2013 Saturn Awards

Laurie Holden - The Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films' 2013 Saturn Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 26th June 2013

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From Game of Thrones to Star Wars! Chicago's Entertainment Expo Brings Together Stars and Fans of Every Walk of Life [Photos]


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Fans dressed as Stormtroopers at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013
Fans dressed as Stormtroopers at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013

Chicago's Comic & Entertainment Expo has always brought together a diversity of stars and artists from a range of films, TV shows and comic books every year and 2013 has been no different!

Among the Spotlight Guests from this year's Entertainment category were Natalie Dormer and James Cosmo of the Emmy award winning fantasy series 'Game of Thrones' who sat in for a Q&A session on the Sunday (April 28th). Vampire drama 'True Blood' star Janina Gavankar was spotted at the Photo Op Booth where fans could get their picture taken and bag the actress' autograph. Fans of the zombie series 'The Walking Dead' got a lucky deal too with a 3 hour signing session following a Q&A from stars Chad Coleman and Laurie Holden while the Golden Globe winning Ron Perlman was available on the Saturday (April 27th) for those bursting with questions about his roles in 'Hellboy' and 'Sons of Anarchy'. Creator and star of the sitcom web series 'The Guild' Felicia Day appeared at the Expo on the Friday (April 26th) for any loyal fans willing to pay $25 for an autograph from this avid gamer.

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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013

Laurie Holden - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013 (C2E2) - Chicago, IL, United States - Friday 26th April 2013

The Walking Dead Recap: Focus On Woodbury


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The third season of The Walking Dead rumbles on, with Collider pointing out that some 11 zombie kills were made during the course of the latest episode, with about 15 casualties on the side of the live ‘uns. It was nothing outstanding in terms of the body count compared to some episodes of the show, and allowed the plot to focus heavily on Andrea and Michonne (played by Laurie Holden and Danai Gurira).

The first surprise of the episode – titled Walk With Me – came when our old friend Merle’s voice was heard off-screen, before it became apparent that he’d aligned himself with that dastardly Governor! Gosh. Andrea and Michonne discover this after seeing a helicopter crash into some trees and heading to check out what’s gone on. It’s there they meet the Governor who takes them to a settlement that looks almost too good to be true – Woodbury. In typical fashion, Andrea seems swept up in this relative utopia among the decay of the wider world, though Michonne is more suspicious, and we’re pretty sure she has good reason to be.

What was interesting about this episode was that the entire hour unfolded in Woodbury; you might remember that the season kicked off back at the prison the previous week, but those characters have been left out this time round, which means only one thing – we now get to wait until the two camps become aware of each other. Then things are going to get really interesting. 

The Mist Review


Excellent
If I didn't know better, judging by the title, I'd say a new horror film called The Mist might just be a throwback to the campy slasher flicks of the early 1980s. It sounds suspiciously like a new name for yet another remake of John Carpenter's classic, The Fog. Well, The Mist is neither cheesy nor remade. In fact, it's a very simple title for a complex and intriguing tale that's more about humanity than a bunch of monsters.

Based on a novella by Stephen King, the worst electrical storm on record has a small coastal Maine town assessing the damages to their homes and businesses. Locals have flocked to the town's only grocery store to stock up on supplies while police, fire, and military personnel blanket the surrounding area. As a result of the storm, everything is out -- power, phones, and radios; the town is cut-off from the rest of the world. Oh, and the storm has also left behind an ominous mist that quickly shrouds the town, trapping those inside the grocery store when it appears that bloodthirsty, inhuman monsters are lurking outside.

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The Majestic Review


Excellent
As a film lover, I've always been enamored with the magic of the modern American moviegoing experience. Unlike the beer-between-breaks mentality of television programming or the solitary confinement of DVDs, the cinema is a communal experience. The theater itself is a gateway into new worlds; the ticket, a simple price paid for magic. But while The Majestic promises to grace the screen with the joys of cinematic glory, it chooses instead to chase a Communist "red herring."

Set in 1951, The Majestic stars Jim Carrey as Peter Appleton, a blacklisted actor struck by a mishap, endlessly seen in its trailers, that erases his memory. As so many amnesiacs before him, Carrey wanders around aimlessly until someone tells him who he is. Unfortunately, that someone mistakes him for his son, dead seven years, a brutal casualty of WWII. Even more coincidentally, Peter looks exactly like the long-dead hero Luke Trimble, and soon the entire town, having lost nearly all it's young men to the war believes as well, rallying around Luke and his re-opening of their local movie theater "The Majestic" as a source of rejuvenation.

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The Majestic Review


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A heartfelt and surprisingly successful revival of the cinema-idyllic world of Frank Capra movies, "The Majestic" stars Jim Carrey as a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter with amnesia who stumbles into a small coastal hamlet where he's mistaken for a long-lost native World War II hero.

Affable alchemy is the specialty of director Frank Darabont -- the man behind the affecting sentimental sincerity of "The Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile" -- and he's just about the only big-budget, soft-sell director in the business who could pull off this kind of potentially cloying picture without sending it into sugar shock. Capra's legacy is in good hands for these 150 minutes.

Darabont opens "The Majestic" with a terrific establishing shot of Carrey's melancholy mug as he listens to off-camera studio executives castrate his latest script. Despite his fresh-off-the-bus enthusiasm for Tinsel Town, Peter Appleton (Carrey) is already weary of being a B-movie hack after just one picture, the cheesy "Sand Pirates of the Sahara" (which Darabont shows us in delightfully authentic snippets featuring Bruce Campbell as the swashbuckling, pith-helmet hero and Cliff Curtis as an evil, wild-eyed sheik).

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