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Girl On The Train Trailer


The protagonist Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) in The Girl On The Train is a troubled woman who isn't coping with the divorce from her ex-husband and subsequently becomes involved in the investigation to the murder of Megan Hipwell. In this chilling thriller based on Paula Hawkins' bestselling novel we follow the story of Rachel and her internal battle of being afraid of herself and what she is capable of doing.

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The Friends 'Reunion' Happened And Director James Burrows Spoke About Ross And Rachel


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The much anticipated reunion of everyone’s favourite 1990s sitcom stars finally arrived with the cast of Friends getting back together for NBC’s Tribute to James Burrows on Sunday. All of the Friends minus Matthew Perry, at least.

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston led the tribute to James Burrows alongside her Friends co-stars

Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer and Lisa Kudrow all appeared together in the two-hour tribute that included clips from the respected director’s large roster of shows.

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The One Where They Reunited: What Happened During The 'Friends' Reunion


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Last night the cast of ‘Friends’ (minus Matthew Perry) reunited for a one-off special honouring director James Burrows. While it might not have been the full reunion that fans wanted, Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc and David Schwimmer were all on hand to spill secrets from the series, over a decade after they said goodbye for good.

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Neighbors: Sorority Rising Trailer


Mac and Kelly's lives have moved forward a lot since the problems they had with the fraternity house next door. Their daughter Stella is growing up and Kelly is pregnant with another baby. Their little family is growing and it's time to move to a bigger house. However, their new neighbours (a small sorority house who have big plans to ditch the usual implied, sexist sorority rules and prove that they can party just as hard as the boys.

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'Friends' Reunited: See The Show's Cast (Minus Matthew Perry) Pictured Together For The First Time In Years


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The cast of ‘Friends’ have been pictured together for the first time in years, as part of an NBC event to honour TV director James Burrows. David Schwimmer, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox were all present, with only Matthew Perry notably absent. However the group did find three interesting replacements for their missing cast member.

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'Friends' Co-Creator Says There Will Never Be A Reunion Movie


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When news that the cast of ‘Friends’ would be reuniting next month broke, many fans of the mega-popular 90s sitcom thought their reunion dreams were finally coming true. But not only is the upcoming ‘Friends’ reunion not really a reunion at all, it’s also definitely not a precursor to a ‘Friends’ movie or even a Netflix-style reboot.

Marta Kauffman‘Friends’ co-creator Marta Kauffman.

The cast of ‘Friends’ (minus Matthew Perry) will all be together for an NBC special on Sunday, February 21st to honour TV director James Burrows. The fivesome will be appearing alongside cast members of other sitcoms that Burrows worked on, however Perry is unable to attend, as he will be working on a play in London.

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'Friends' Cast Set For TV Special Reunion


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More than a decade since it went off air, ‘Friends’ is set to get a long-awaited cast reunion, as the stars have announced they will get together for an NBC special in honour of the comedy’s director, James Burrows.

NBC made the exciting announcement on Wednesday (January 13th) at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, California. Burrows, who directed 15 ‘Friends’ episodes as well as a number of other comedy favourites like ‘Taxi’, ‘Cheers’, ‘Frasier’ and ‘Will & Grace’, recently wrapped the 1,000th episode of television he’s filmed in his career.

Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow will be joining the NBC special

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The One Where Jennifer Aniston Was Replaced: 'Friends' Fan Notices Stand In During Season Nine Episode


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Most of us could probably recite episodes of ‘Friends’ word for word, but one keen-eyed fan has made a startling discovery while revisiting the classic sitcom on Netflix recently. In the season nine episode titled ‘The One With The Mugging’ there’s a split second where Rachel Green is NOT played by Jennifer Aniston and the internet’s mind is blown.

Jennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston played Rachel Green on ‘Friends’ (most of the time).

During one scene in the episode, Joey is enthusiastically ranting about the potential of a monkey also being at his audition, while Rachel stands behind him in a printed shirt. But when the camera pans back that’s not Jennifer Aniston standing behind Matt LeBlanc and she’s not even wearing the same shirt.

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Is This Fan's Dark, Alternate Ending For 'Friends' Better Than The Real Thing?


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If you’re still mourning the loss of ‘Friends’ after all these years, then one fan’s bizarre (and kind of believable) take on how the sitcom could have ended might give you something to think about. What if 'Friends' hadn’t ended with them all leaving Monica’s apartment? What if all 10 seasons were instead revealed to have happened inside the imagination of Phoebe Buffay, who didn't actually have any friends at all?

Lisa KudrowLisa Kudrow played Phoebe Buffay in the classic sitcom.

Writing on twitter ‘Friends’ fan Gareth Stranks shared his idea for how the show could have bowed out and it quickly went viral, because, well it’s pretty extraordinary. Stranks wrote that he wanted the series to be revealed as the ‘meth-addled fantasy of Phoebe Buffay as she stared through the windows of Central Perk.’

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Lisa Kudrow's 'The Comeback' Makes A Comeback On HBO


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It may have been nearly a decade since we last cringed at Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Parish. But be prepared to do it all over again, as 'The Comeback'  is finally making its big comeback on HBO, nine years later. 

Lisa KudrowKudrow at the premiere of 'The Comeback's' second season

The cult comedy, which was first cancelled in 2005, starred Kudrow as Valerie Parish, a has been sitcom actress desperately trying to revive her career at any cost. But now both Kudrow and Parish have been given a second chance, with the series long awaited second season premiering on HBO Sunday (November 9th) at 10pm.

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HBO Renew Lisa Kudrow's 'The Comeback' For Second Season


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Lisa Kudrow is returning to the small-screen in 'The Comeback.'

The show had a 13-episodes run back in 2005, and will return to HBO for a further six episodes that are slated to air this coming fall.

The television network confirmed this news just after announcing the return of another old show, 'Project Greenlight,' which last aired 11 years ago.

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Courteney Cox Has Said It, 'Friends' Reunion Is Not Going To Happen


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It must be hard for the former cast members of our favourite 90’s sitcom ‘Friends’. It seems wherever they go and whatever they might be doing now, the big question still is, will there be a 'Friends' reunion? Courteney Cox was the latest victim of the oh so familiar question when she appeared on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman' on Monday. Unsurprisingly the answer was “it’s not going to happen”

Courteney CoxIs a 'Friends' reunion happening? Absolutely not, says Courteney Cox

Whilst it might break the hearts of many ‘Friends’ fans, Courteney did her best on ‘The Late Show’ to try and put the reunion rumors to bed once and for all. When quizzed by the chat show host the actress firmly stated, “it’s not going to happen”. The former Monica also added that if she did say she’d like it to happen then all the other cast members would have to be contacted and told “well Coutneney’s into it” and she just doesn't want to be responsible for that headache.

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A Week In News: A Ghostbusters' Departure, TV Sleuth Gets Another Shot, And Celebs Re-Shuffle Relationships


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So Long Harold Ramis: This week, the world lost the comedy talent known as Harold Ramis: Ghostbusters actor and the man behind many a funny comedy film. Ramis died after complications associated with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. Ramis' fellow industry figures and his league of fans across the globe have clamoured to pay tribute to the legendary filmmaker, with even Barack Obama dropping a Caddyshack joke to honour the star. Stacks of twinkies have been left outside the Ghostbusters fire station in Tribeca, as an ode the wonderful Ramis and his cinematic legacy. RIP Harold Ramis: 1944 - 2014.

Katy Perry Dominates The News: Katy Perry has single-handedly made sure the pap lens of the world hasn't strayed from her this week. From announcing her Prismatic European tour then making out with Miley Cyrus to delivering a baby and even angering the world's Muslim population with her "blasphemous" new music video, the pop star has kept herself busy. However, Perry's relationship with singer-songwriter John Mayer has made headlines after it was strongly rumoured that the pair had broken up.

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Lisa Kudrow Loses $1.6M Lawsuit, Former Manager Wins Payout After Court Hearing


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Lisa Kudrow has been sued for $1.6 million after her former manager, Scott Howard, won a lawsuit in which he claimed that the Friends actress owed him residuals from her days starring in the sitcom. Howard, who was Kudrow's manager from 1991-2007, claims the pair made an oral agreement that Howard would receive a 10 percent cut of Kudrow's income she obtained or performed while he was her manager.

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Lisa Kudrow Must Pay $1.6 Million To Her Former Manager In A Lawsuit.

Howard said that after 16 years of working together, Kudrow stopped paying him and now owes him a percentage of what she earns from Friends repeats and her other projects. Kudrow's attorneys have argued that he was not her agent and therefore is not entitled to any commission payments. In court documents via ABC News, Kudrow claimed she had "no obligation to pay Howard."

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Lisa Kudrow - Express Yourself 2013 event to benefit P.S. Arts held at Santa Monica Airport - Red Carpet Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 17th November 2013

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Neighbors - Red Band Trailer


Mac and Kelly Radner are filled with enthusiasm when they learn that the house next door is up for sale and can't wait to welcome their new neighbours into the area. However, watching the arrival of a removal truck and a bunch of college kids clutching a sign made up of Greek letters, they realise that it has in fact been sold to the local school's fraternity which could spell big trouble due to their party-heavy reputation, but, nonetheless, they do their best to greet the young owners. Soon, though, they become the neighbours from hell when Mac and Kelly's newborn baby is exposed to frequent episodes of debauchery and even the couple themselves become a target for chaos. They decide it's time to get their own back and vengefully strike out against the frat house - but that only makes their lives worse.

'Neighbors' is an over-the-top but nonetheless hysterical new comedy directed by Nicholas Stoller ('Forgetting Sarah Marshall', 'Get Him to the Greek', 'The Five-Year Engagement') and written by Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien in their screenwriting debuts. Touching on the very real anxieties about college antics and new neighbours, it is set for release on March 7th 2014.

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Lisa Kudrow Fell For Friends Reunion Rumor, Feels Bad For Disappointing Fans


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Friends fans might have had their dreams squashed by NBC adamantly denying any rumours of a reunion, but so did Lisa Kudrow. During her appearance on Conan this week, Kudrow admitted to having fallen for a false report and a rather convincing graphic. In fact, the Friends actress claimed the graphic was so good, that she began wondering why no one at NBC had spoken to her about joining the project.

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Kudrow herself was fooled by reports.

"Okay, first of all. The graphic for this one thing was unbelievable. It looked really real," Kudrow told Conan O'Brien. "And then they were posting this article and the headline was like, 'NBC Confirms 5 out of 6 of the Friends Are In,' and I went, 'Oh my God. They didn't ask me.'"

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Don Roos, Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky - CW, CBS and Showtime 2013 Summer TCA Party - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 29th July 2013

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Lisa Kudrow - Celebrities outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' - NYC, NY, United States - Tuesday 23rd July 2013

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Friends Movie? "There Was Never A Friends Movie" Says Lisa Kudrow


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Fans of hit U.S comedy Friends (or F.R.I.E.N.D.S because, why not?) were either horrified or gasping with excitement when rumours of a Friends (F.R.. alright fine) movie were bandied around. A Friends reunion, though, is not on the cards, according to everyone’s favourite kooky New Yorker, Phoebe Buffay (although she’s a real person and she’s called Lisa Kudrow.

Lisa KudrowToo old? Kudrow thinks the time has passed for a reunion

Talking to CNN about her current work, Kudrow was dragged back into a Friends chat, as she so often is.

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Don Roos, Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky - Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky discuss their cult web hit show 'Web Therapy' at The Paley Center - Beverly Hills, CA, United States - Tuesday 16th July 2013

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Lisa Kudrow - 16th Annual EIF Women''s Cancer Research Fund's 'An Unforgettable Evening' presented by Saks Fifth Avenue at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Thursday 2nd May 2013

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Lisa Kudrow - Annual Los Angeles Modernism Show Opening Night Party - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th April 2013

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Lisa Kudrow - Actors on the set of 'Townies' filming in Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Wednesday 17th April 2013

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Friends Reunion 2014: So, Is It Happening Or Not?


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Speculation that the cast of Friends were ready to reunite for a 2014 reunion reached fever pitch last week. Jennifer Aniston, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox were apparently ready to commit to another season of a show, with a graphic featuring the Friends 'sofa' and 'The One With the Reunion' began circulating online.

The apparent silence of the key stars only added to the rumors, though Friends creator Marta Kauffman finally spoke up at the Call me Crazy premiere in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (April 16, 2013). "I'm going to clear this up-it's not happening!" she said, deflating the hopes of thousands of Friends fans. "Friends was about that time in your life when your friends are your family and once you have a family, there's no need anymore." Funnily enough, Kauffman said she first learned of the rumor when overhearing some people talking about it at a bar. Nevertheless, representatives for NBC and Warner Bros are yet to comment, though a source at NBC told E! Online the rumor was "not true."

Last year, Aniston - who played Rachel Green in the long-running series - played down a reunion, especially on the big-screen. "I can't imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now.I can't imagine what that would be. It's not normal. Friends is in your living room; Friends is not in a movie theater. It doesn't make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self."

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Lisa Kudrow - Family Equality Council's Awards Dinner Los Angeles California United States Saturday 9th February 2013

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Courteney Cox Reunion With Matthew Perry Set For 'Go On'


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Courteney Cox's reunion with her F.R.I.E.N.D.S co-star Matthew Perry will air in April, when the actress, 48, appears on an episode of Perry's freshman sitcom Go On. Cox and Perry - who played husband and wife Monica Geller and Chandler Bing on the NBC sitcom - will reunite nine years after the Friends finale in 2004.

Go On focuses on a sports talk radio host (Perry) who finds comfort and several new pals in a support group after his wife's death. Cox will play a new love interest for her former on-screen husband. It's the latest mini-Friends reunion, following Cox's cameo on Lisa Kudrow's Showtime series Web Therapy. Jennifer Aniston and Kudrow have also both appeared on Cox's show Cougar Town. She recently spoke about her 10-year run on the beloved NBC sitcom, telling US Weekly, "I catch reruns of Friends and I don't even remember being there. I'm like, 'That is funny! I'd love to see the rest of the cast," she added, referring to Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer.

Perry has tasted moderate success with Go On, while Matt LeBlanc won acclaim for his BBC series Episodes. Schwimmer remains busy as an actor, producer and director. 

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Lisa Kudrow Wednesday 5th December 2012 The Hollywood Reporter "Women In Entertainment Breakfast" held at The Beverly Hills Hotel

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Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky and Emmy Awards - Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky Saturday 15th September 2012 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held at Nokia Theatre - Arrivals

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Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky and Emmy Awards

Lisa Kudrow Monday 27th August 2012 Lisa Kudrow out shopping and going to see a movie at The Grove

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Dan Bucatinsky and Lisa Kudrow - Dan Bucatinsky, Lisa Kudrow and guest Sunday 29th July 2012 CBS Showtime's CW Summer 2012 Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals

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Lisa Kudrow and Beverly Hilton Hotel Sunday 29th July 2012 CBS Showtime's CW Summer 2012 Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals

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Matt Le Blanc and Lisa Kudrow - Matt LeBlanc and Lisa Kudrow Tuesday 19th June 2012 Showtime celebrates Season Two of 'Episodes' at The London Hotel

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Lisa Kudrow Tuesday 12th June 2012 at The Grove on entertainment news show 'Extra'.

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Video - Lisa Kudrow Arrives Casually Dressed At A Beverly Hills Medical Building


Casually dressed, 'Friends' star, Lisa Kudrow, smiles at photographers on her arrival at a Beverly Hills medical building.

Kudrow, who played the 'Friends' hippy Phoebe Buffay, has recently revealed that she doesn't believe a reunion of the popular 90s American sitcom will ever happen. 'I don't think it will ever happen whether any of us want it to happen or not,' Lisa told E! Online. The actress has also appeared in a number of films including 'Romy and Michele's High School Reunion', 'Analyze This' and 'P.S. I Love You'

Lisa Kudrow Tuesday 15th May 2012 out and about in Beverly Hills

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Lisa Kudrow Friday 4th May 2012 P.S. Arts and David Yurman Evening of Modernism at the Barker Hangar

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Lisa Kudrow and Beverly Hilton Hotel Wednesday 18th April 2012 Unforgettable Evening Benefiting EIF's Women's Cancer Research Fund held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

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Lisa Kudrow Monday 30th January 2012 appears on 'Extra' at The Grove

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Lisa Kudrow Monday 30th January 2012 Lisa Kudrow makes an appearance on 'Extra' at The Grove in Hollywood

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Video - A Cheerful Lisa Kudrow Arrives At A Hair Salon


Friends star Lisa Kudrow (Analyze This; Romy and Michele's High School Reunion; Bandslam) arrives at a hair salon in Los Angeles. The actress looks cheerful and she smiles at the photographers as she enters the salon.

Lisa is perhaps best known as Phoebe Buffay in the phenomenally popular sitcom Friends, which ran from 1994-2004. She also starred in Web Therapy as Fiona Wallice, which originally started life as a web series in 2008 before becoming a TV show in 2011

Easy A Review


Very Good
Smarter than your average teen comedy, this snappy movie knows how to keeps us laughing. But while the plot touches on some truths about teen sexuality, it feels constrained by the genre to be rather moralising about it.

To clear up confusion, 17-year-old Olive (Stone) is doing a live webcast outlining the chain of events that began when she inadvertently started a rumour that she'd lost her virginity. After letting the gossip grow, she's now known as the school slut; in the process she loses her best pal (Michalka) and wages war on the class goody-goody (Bynes). Her parents (Clarkson and Tucci) know the truth, as does her favourite teacher (Church), although the hearsay is about to upset his marriage to the school's guidance counsellor (Kudrow).

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Bandslam Review


Good
With its squeaky-clean characters and simplistic plotting, this film is clearly targeting the High School Musical audience. It even has the same lead actress.

And it's just bright and sunny enough to work.Will (Connell) is a nerdy music obsessive who is thrilled when his mother (Kudrow) announces that they're moving from Cincinnati to New Jersey. He plans to reinvent himself at his new high school, and quickly gets caught up in the upcoming BandSlam competition, helping hot girl Charlotte (Michalka) turn her talented but scruffy bandmates (Saxton and Jo) into a first-rate band with the addition of a few more members (including Donowho, Yost and Chung). Meanwhile, Will is falling for his moody study partner Sa5m (Hudgens). The 5 is silent.The formula dictates the plot, as we know things will fall apart before they come together in the end. And where this film surprises us is in the way it approaches teen life with a blast of intelligence. The characters are recognisably complex, with some pretty serious issues in their lives and relationships that feel relatively organic and real. And the conflicts feel vaguely authentic as well, even though we know the smiles will be back before too long.

These teens are all overachievers with a lot of talent, and it's clear that the same can be said about the cast, although the rampant overacting may grate on older audience members. It's mainly Michalka's show; Charlotte is by far the most interesting, magnetic character. But everyone else gets a chance to cut loose as well, including Porter as Charlotte's cool-kid ex. Meanwhile, Kudrow adds class, and some fine comic timing, to the whole thing.Of course, this is a Disneyfied fantasy version of high school, where everyone is virginal and straight, and even the geeks are cute. And this blanding-down makes the whole thing feel less like a proper film than a pilot for a TV series that combines harmless adolescence with an introduction to rock history. But the music is terrific, and director-cowriter Graff resists the temptation to indulge in the usual hackneyed moralising. He also stirs in some terrific moments along the way that subvert the genre just a little bit.

Hotel For Dogs Review


Weak
Recently, film critic Roger Ebert has been bemoaning the fact that even bad movies look good. If he were putting together a list of such flicks, Hotel for Dogs would surely make the top five. It looks great. And it's bad. Really bad.

Hotel for Dogs clearly wants to rank alongside films such as Anna to the Infinite Power, The Goonies, E.T., and Radio Flyer, films that balanced lighthearted playfulness with a darker, grittier reality. Like the recent Spiderwick Chronicles, Hotel for Dogs plays all the same Spielberg/Donner riffs (a cast of doe-eyed youngsters wise beyond their years dressed in corduroy and plaid, moments of adult menace cut with "oh, thank goodness" relief) and even apes the look of these early '80s flicks. Yet for all its nostalgic bravado, the film never feels more than surface, more than flash.

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Kabluey Review


Very Good
Kabluey is an anthem for hard times.

Just look at the poster (or DVD cover). It's got a giant blue guy, his head hung low, standing in the middle of a highway in the middle of nowhere. Consider as well the title. No way is anything good going to happen to anyone in this film.

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P.S. I Love You Review


Weak
Several times a year, greeting cards clutter up a mantel -- their words are filled with sentiment, but they don't really say anything and mean even less to others who idly pick them up, flip through them, and put them down without a second thought. P.S. I Love You is no different from the flimsy, forgettable cards that quickly pile up when stuffed away in a drawer. The film is a variation on the rom-com theme, but instead of pining over an attainable man, our female heroine stews about in the murky emotional aftermath of her husband's death.

Opening with an annoying, clichéd fight between Holly (Hilary Swank) and husband Gerry (Gerard Butler), P.S. I Love You quickly takes a turn for the worse with Gerry's death right after the opening credits. Of course, Gerry was the perfect man and devised a plan to send several letters to his widowed wife to help her through her grief after he's passed away. But the film wheels these emotions with no regard for the impact on the characters. Holly's grief is dealt with the same way the film approaches the couple's happy flashbacks -- barely scratching the surface and relying on the sentimental, such as personal trinkets and highlights from their relationship.

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Wonderland (2003) Review


Very Good
It takes a bold filmmaker to splash the legend of John Holmes (aka porn star Johnny Wadd) up on the screen before his film has even started, giving the hard-to-believe basics of Holmes' legend (1,000 films made, slept with 14,000 women), and then say that the movie to follow isn't about all of that, it's about what happened to John afterward. One imagines many an aging porn connoisseur ducking out the theater door upon that announcement. But director James Cox has made a solid bet, for the events of the summer of 1981 on Los Angeles's Wonderland Avenue make anything that could have happened before in Holmes's life seem like the most inconsequential trivia.

On July 1 of that year, four people were savagely beaten to death in a Laurel Canyon apartment that had long been a party hangout and drug-dealing haven; a fifth person was put into intensive care. Holmes (Val Kilmer) was at the center of the tangle of paranoia, greed, and confusion that led to the massacre. Always hanging out at the apartment scamming drugs for his vacuum-like habit, Holmes incurs the enmity of the hard cases living there (played by Tim Blake Nelson, Dylan McDermott in a frighteningly unconvincing biker beard, and Josh Lucas). To make it up to them, Holmes acts as their inside man for a robbery of the palatial home of his buddy Eddie Nash (Eric Bogosian), who just happens to be one of the biggest club-owners in Southern California and a bona-fide gangster, to boot. Things go poorly after the robbery, to say the least.

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Lucky Numbers Review


Weak
The tagline for this movie reads, "When they put their heads together... it's a no-brainer." I'd say that about sums it up, but I feel obliged to add that this witticism might aptly be suited not only to the film, but to the entire cast and crew of Lucky Numbers.

This is the story of two lovers. Well, except that they don't really love each other, but isn't that always the way? Russ Richards (John Travolta) and Crystal Latroy (Lisa Kudrow) are two self-absorbed local television celebrities looking for a little respect. And money. You see, Richards is more than just a locally renowned weatherman with his own private booth at Denny's. He's also a snowmobile dealer. Or would be, if only it would snow.

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Romy And Michele's High School Reunion Review


Good
With more Go-Go's songs than any other film this year, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a treat if for no other reason than to hear the 80s soundtrack. The plot? Simple: Romy and Michele have gone nowhere in the ten years since high school, so they create themselves into seriously unbelievable "businesswomen" in an attempt to impress their fellow graduates at the reunion. Much like Grosse Pointe Blank, though, too much emphasis is placed on nostalgia and not enough is placed on the script. Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow prove to be a powerful duo on-screen, but with jokes that hit about 50 percent of the time, not even the shiniest of outfits can pull them through the low points of this film. Janeane Garofalo disappoints here, also, reprising the stereotypical, crusty, chain-smoker she has played a hundred times. It all boils down to a fair-enough experience... you know... like, whatever.

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Analyze That Review


Weak
Analyze This was a very successful 1999 comedy starring Robert De Niro as a mob boss on the verge of a nervous breakdown and Billy Crystal as his unwilling shrink. The movie pulled off a few laughs, most notably by demonstrating De Niro's ability to turn his tough-guy movie persona on its head. Analyze That is a superfluous sequel representing little more than an opportunity to cash in on that prior success.

The new movie picks up with legendary Mob boss Paul Vitti (De Niro) nearing the end of his term in Sing Sing and Dr. Ben Sobol (Billy Crystal) dealing with the recent death of his legendary father. After a series of attempts on his life, Vitti puts on a semi-catatonic act to avoid the general prison population and save his own life. The FBI, baffled by this turn of events, brings in Sobol, his former psychiatrist, to consult on the case, ultimately releasing Vitti into Sobol's custody. Thus, the reluctant doctor is forced to once again try to mend Vitti's fractured psyche, in addition to housing him and finding him an honest job. Needless to say, this wreaks havoc with the poor doctor's already troubled personal life.

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Sink Or Swim Review


Good
Also known as Hacks, which I think is a much better name. This little number went practically straight to video, despite its star-studded cast (just take a look!). Why? Because movies about making movies practically never work, and even when they do, it's hard to make yourself care. Sink or Swim tweaks the genre a little -- with Rea as a haggard writer who can't get his arms around an enormous task facing him down. When his "friends" swoop in to stab him in the back... well, it's a curious little picture, like I said.

Marci X Review


Terrible
Better than having your wisdom teeth removed, sans anesthesia, and worse than just about anything that doesn't involve actual physical violence being done to your person, Marci X is a supposed comedy that starts out merely unfunny and progresses into a truly shocking level of unctuous incompetence.

Spawned by the evil pen of Paul Rudnick, Marci X is about Marci (Lisa Kudrow), the rich daughter of a billionaire media tycoon who has to rescue the family empire from a boycott against rapper Dr. S (Damon Wayans, frighteningly unfunny), who's on a Death Row-esque record label owned by Marci's daddy. It all starts with Marci's dad getting a heart attack after receiving word of the boycott - led by Christine Baranski in yet another of her humorless harridan roles - and having to convalesce for a couple weeks. Marci then goes, with her three debutante friends, of course, to a Dr. S concert in order to plead with him to apologize for his profane lyrics, end the controversy, and end daddy's stress.

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All Over The Guy Review


Excellent
All Over the Guy doesn't tackle the issue of homosexuality, it simply accepts that its characters are gay. And it's refreshing to see homosexual relationships and straight relationships treated equally. This isn't another one of those annoying gay rights movies -- it just wants to have fun.

Screenwriter Dan Bucantinsky -- who also stars in and produced the film -- has a lot of fun with his script. The ingenious dialogue occurs in quick, humorous spurts. The characters speak in a witty, candid, spontaneous style as the dialogue cleverly directs the story in unexpected ways. With amusing references to In & Out, Gone With the Wind, martinis, sex, and family history, it's difficult not to like the film's many quirks. How can you dislike a movie that has so much fun with the "fuzzy wuzzy was a bear...." rhyme?

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Dr. Dolittle 2 Review


Good
Sequels just never measure up to their predecessors. Every now and then it happens -- a la Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Rescuers Down Under -- but those are the exceptions.

The original Eddie Murphy comedy Dr. Dolitte was a lukewarm and tepid yet entertaining movie filled with cheap laughs, terrible acting, and a painful reminder of Murphy's slow decent into another slump. But alas, the studio gods spoke and a sequel became unavoidable when the original Dr. Dolittle (er, the original Eddie Murphy Dolittle, itself being a remake) grossed over $290 million dollars worldwide -- not including sales from the hip-hop soundtrack.

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Bark Review


Bad
Peter's got a big problem: His wife is barking!

That uproarious setup gives way to a black comedy -- if you can call it that -- that is so bizarrely unfunny that it's a miracle stars like Lisa Kudrow, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Hank Azaria ever agreed to do it. Maybe they didn't see the script.

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Analyze This Review


Extraordinary
Abbott and Costello. Matthau and Lemmon. Crystal and De Niro? It sound odd but Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro play perfectly with each other in Analyze This. The story revolves around psychiatrist Ben Sobol (Crystal) who runs a small place with a small client list. One day, one of New York's biggest mobsters (De Niro) has a panic attack and strolls into Sobol's office. You can imagine where it goes from here.

Analyze This is comedy at it's best. I like how Crystal (the comedian) plays the straight man, and De Niro (the dramatic actor) plays the funny man. We explore De Niro's various problems such as crying when seeing heartwarming AT&T commercials. Lisa Kudrow and the fantastic Joe Viterelli are thrown in for supporting laughs. Kudos to De Niro for doing comedy, he's a talent that rivals some of today's comics. Classic scenes and hillarious lines make this one of the year's best movies. Go see this one with the family.

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Clockwatchers Review


Very Good
List of great unsolved mysteries in the universe at the present time. Number one: Who/What created it. Number two: All other questions associated with creation. Number three: What inspires people to create?

The creation instinct tends to be downplayed in relationship to the other two. Perhaps this is because of the fact that the creation instinct has very little impact upon the modern world. It really, unless you happen to be a curious person or a psychoanalyst, doesn't concern you why a writer wants to write, a painter wants to paint, etc. However, even the writers and painters often do not have much of a clue where their ideas come from. However, when one sees a movie like Clockwatchers, the question that hits your mind is "why would anyone wish to do a movie about stealing office supplies?"

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Happy Endings Review


Very Good
It's easy for a talented filmmaker to get high on his own talent and fall head over heels in love with his story and characters, to the point where the audience is left somewhat on the outside, peering in through the filmmaker's structural window dressing and trying to figure out what the hell is going on. Don Roos (The Opposite of Sex) has the ability to be one of those guys, and comes close to it in his Short Cuts-esque panoramic comedy Happy Endings but avoids temptation - for the better enjoyment of everyone involved.

The title is a joke, sort of, like much of the film. It starts with a panicked Lisa Kudrow running frantically through a residential neighborhood, dashing out into the street and getting hit by a car. Then a split screen informs us that she's actually not dead, that "no one dies in this movie," and the film proceeds, in the same jokey, needling manner, to introduce us to the rest of the players in this Los Angeles smashed relationship derby. Kudrow plays Mamie, a tense woman emotionally scarred after that time in her adolescence when got pregnant and gave the baby up for adoption. That memory comes smashing back into her life when wannabe documentarian Nicky (Jesse Bradford, gloriously clueless) shows up, claiming to be friends with her son, and saying he'll reunite them, but only if Mamie helps him make his debut film. Mamie's contribution to said project is the participation of her masseuse boyfriend Javier (Bobby Cannavale), pretending to be a gigolo for the sake of Nicky's awful excuse for a documentary.

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Analyze This Review


Weak

Yes, "Analyze This" has many generous burstsof hilarity, especially with Robert De Niro goofing on the kind of mobsterroles that made him by playing a mafioso with high anxiety.

Yes, casting him as a hoodlum headcase opposite Billy Crystalas his reluctant shrink is damn funny all by itself.

No, this isn't enough to carry the picture. In fact "AnalyzeThis" degrades so dramatically that in the last act Crystal is reducedto ad libbing through an over-long mock-wise guy schtick, taking his bestshot at Robin Williams-dom and tanking.

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All Over The Guy Review


OK

If gay men were allowed to kiss on TV -- I mean really kiss -- a frivolous but passably entertaining sitcom flick like "All Over the Guy" probably would have -- probably should have -- become network series instead of a movie. Think a more sexually active "Will and Grace."

This two-perspective, romantic comedy dissection of a relationship's rise-and-fall is packed with sitcom stars living through sitcom conflicts while plucky sitcom soft rock guitar plays incidentally on the soundtrack. And you know how, after sitcoms have been on the air too long, they'll turn oh-so-poignant from time to time, having some sadness befall a character the writers hope we've come to love? "All Over the Guy" does that too.

These are not complaints, per se. This is a spirited and reliably funny movie. But it just feels so workaday, like a sitcom in its fifth season, that nothing much about it stands out.

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30th July, 1963

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