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Actress Lizzy Caplan Is Engaged To Boyfriend Tom Riley


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Mean Girls actress Lizzy Caplan is engaged to her actor boyfriend Tom Riley. The pair made their debut at the Prague Opera Ball back in February, but they’ve been keeping their romance private and actually became engaged two months ago.

Lizzy Caplan Lizzy Caplan and boyfriend Tom Riley are engaged.

A rep for the actress confirmed the engagment to US Weekly, revealing the Riley had popped the question during a trip to New York in May. Caplan and Riley met in in January 2015, while Caplan was filming in London.

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Now You See Me 2 Review

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While the original 2013 magical caper was a big hit, it's style-over-substance approach didn't exactly scream out for a follow-up. But here we are, with go-to sequel man Jon M. Chu at the helm (he also directed the second Step Up and G.I. Joe movies). Most of the high-octane cast is back for more trickery, but the plot is even murkier this time.

Since their last whiz-bang stunt, the Four Horsemen have been laying low. Their leader Dylan (Mark Ruffalo) continues to work in the FBI, helping Daniel, Merrit and Jack (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco) plot their next caper, now joined by quirky illusionist Lula (Lizzy Caplan). Their latest project is to expose corruption at a New York conglomerate, but the stunt is ambushed, and the quartet mysteriously finds themselves in Macau, coerced by a tech genius (Daniel Radcliffe) into staging an elaborate heist. Meanwhile, Dylan's cover is blown, so he teams up with veteran Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman) and heads to Macau himself, chased by his FBI boss (Sanaa Latham). And it all goes down in London.

The round-the-world plot gives the movie some very cool locations, and the plot races so quickly that most audiences won't notice that it makes virtually no logical sense at all. There are flashy distractions at every turn, from sleight of hand to vanishing acts to gross-out gags to enormous double-bluffs, and all of this is thoroughly entertaining even if the script itself feels strangely incomplete. Most sequences tend to end before they get to the point, while action scenes are choppy and incoherent. The only set-piece that works is the kinetic central heist, which hinges on a rapidly flung playing card. But even though it's uneven and clunky, the film remains entertaining simply because of the magical shenanigans and snarky dialogue.

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Lizzy Caplan Takes A Stand For Women In Now You See Me 2


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There were a lot of reasons why she was drawn to the role alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Daniel Radcliffe, plus Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine. "I admired all of these actors," she says. "And being offered the opportunity to go shoot a film of this calibre in London and China with people I respect so much was a dream come true. I've never made a movie like this!"

Lizzy Caplan and the rest of the Now You See Me 2 cast

She particularly enjoyed the fact that the thrilling elements are continuously undermined by humour, so the film is very funny without being "a straight-up comedy," she says. "And they gave me so much free reign to improvise and make the character as strange and odd as I wanted, and not the two-dimensional token female role. I felt more freedom on this than I have with a lot of comedies I've done."

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Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe , Jon M. Chu - Summit Entertainment presents 'Now You See Me: The Second Act' at AMC Loews Lincoln Square - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo
Dave Franco and Jesse Eisenberg
Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Daniel Radcliffe and Jon M. Chu
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Lizzy Caplan - Celebrities at 'Late Night With Stephen Colbert Show' at Ed Sullivan Theater - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 26th May 2016

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Brad Pitt , Lizzy Caplan - Brad Pitt is spotted in the South London Sunshine filming Allied at Elephant and Castle - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th May 2016

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Brad Pitt and Lizzy Caplan
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Lizzy Caplan - The 2016 MTV Movie Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th April 2016

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Lizzy Caplan - Celebrities attends the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank. at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th April 2016

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Now You See Me 2 Trailer


The Four Horsemen aren't just magicians; they're illusionists with an agenda. Their initial stunt was so spectacular that no one saw it coming - especially Arthur Tressler, a very wealthy businessman who owns multiple businesses including an insurance firm.

It's been a year since The Four Horsemen performed their spectacular stunt which saw them send Thaddeus Bradley to prison and Tressler almost bankrupt. Now the team are back with another target in their sights - this time they plan on targeting a crooked tech magnate but before they get chance to fulfil their new illusion, they group find themselves in unknown surroundings with little knowledge of how they arrived.

With their reputations on the line, the four magicians must pull off their biggest trick of all in order to save their name whilst also exposing the puppet master pulling all the strings from above.

Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer


After becoming the most famous magicians in the world with their last tricks and exposing the wrongdoings of Arthur Tressler, it was obvious that as many people as they helped, they'd always upset a powerful few. One of those is Arthur's son, Walter Tressler.

Walter is on a mission to cause The Four Horsemen as much damage as possible. In order to stop Walter, the four magicians must pull off a stunt far bigger than their first.

With Isla Fisher pregant and unable to commit to the film Lizzy Caplan (Masters Of Sex) has been brought in to play the role of Lula. Other than Isla, all the lead cast from the first film will appear in the new film and Daniel Radcliffe will play the role of Arthurs son, a tech magnate.

The Night Before Review

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This blending of the stoner bromance with the Christmas comedy works surprisingly well, layering gross-out humour with holiday sentimentality. So it's a bit of a shame that the script is thin and ultimately rather pointless. There are observations about the nature of friendship and maturity, but nothing very deep. But along the way, the cast and crew pack in a riotous sense of humour that mainly centres on drugs and genitalia, plus a whiff of Christmas magic.

The movie centres on three best buddies in New York: Ethan, Isaac and Chris (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie). Over the past several years, they've celebrated Christmas together with a series of traditions including karaoke, Chinese food and loudly festive sweaters. But now Isaac's wife Betsy (Jillian Bell) is about to give birth to their first child, and Chris' pro-football career is beginning to take off. So this will be their last Christmas Eve together, and they plan to make it an epic one. Ethan has secured tickets to New York's most exclusive secret holiday party, which he learns that his not-quite-ex girlfriend Diana (Lizzy Caplan) is attending. Meanwhile, Betsy has given Isaac a box of drugs for a last blow-out, and Chris scores a stash of weed from a mythical dealer (Michael Shannon).

The premise is certainly packed with possibility, and the filmmakers have a ball with the druggy excesses as the night unfolds, including wildly anarchic set-pieces that throw these likeable characters into all kinds of messy situations. The three lead actors make the most of their roles, adding layers of complexity that aren't in the script while indulging in rampant silliness at every turn. And the supporting cast are up for it as well, fully committing to the movie's crazed atmosphere. There are also hilarious extended cameos from James Franco and Miley Cyrus.

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The Night Before Trailer


Ever since Chris, Ethan and Isaac were young, the trio of friends have always spent the run-up to Christmas together, as the years have gone by their Christmas eve reunion has become harder to manage and this year is no exception, with Chris living the highlife as a celebrity and Isaac soon to become a father, the trio decide that this year they're going to have a huge blowout.

The three guys might be approaching middle age but that's not going to stop them from having fun, this year they're convinced that they're going to find the Nutcracka Ball - piece de resistance in Christmas Parties.

The Night Before was written and directed by Jonathan Levine who also directed 50/50 and Warm Bodies starring Nicoholas Hoult. The film also sees the one and only Miley Cyrus making a cameo appearance.

Video - 'Now You See Me: The Second Act' Seen Filming In London


Filming for the upcoming sequel 'Now You See Me: The Second Act' was seen taking place in London. In the scene that was filmed, one member of the cast was seen performing street magic in the rain, with one of his final tricks being to stop the rain entirely.

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The Interview Review


OK

There's half of a great satire here, as Seth Rogen, James Franco and Evan Goldberg combine that freewheeling mayhem from This Is the End with some more pointed political comedy. But in its second half, the script begins to repeat its less-funny jokes, wallowing in smutty gags and excessive violence. These things may please the chuckleheads in the audience, but they wear everyone else out. And they make us work to see the film's much more enjoyable brom-com plot and sharp social commentary.

The story is centred around swaggering TV personality Dave Skylark (Franco), whose chat show majors in shocking celebrity revelations like Eminem's homosexuality or Rob Lowe's baldness. Dave's producer Aaron (Rogen) is feeling like a second-class newsmaker when he discovers that North Korean despot Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) is a fan of Dave's show and is willing to be interviewed live on camera. Then before they can head off, two CIA operatives (Lizzy Caplan and Reese Alexander) convince Dave and Aaron to assassinate Kim with a deadly drug. And when they arrive in Pongyang their mission is complicated when Aaron falls for Kim's media director Sook (Diana Bang) and Dave falls for Kim himself.

Yes, the film has a fairly standard romantic-comedy structure, as Dave and Aaron's close friendship is strained to the breaking point by the arrival of another man. Virtually all of the dialogue is infused with gay innuendo, double entendres and full-on sex jokes. Some of this is genuinely hilarious, such as the first time Dave and Kim discover their mutual love of Katy Perry's Firework. Then that joke is brought back four or five times, so by the end it's not even mildly amusing. Pretty much every gag in the film is beaten to death, even the ones that weren't funny to begin with. Thankfully, the actors' energy never flags.

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'The Interview': Why It Could Only Ever Have Been James Franco And Seth Rogen


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'The Interview' has already become arguably the most controversial comedy of the moment, with its less than sensitive approach to the crisis in North Korea. Nonetheless, it's another tremendously funny venture from a comedy duo we just can't get enough of.

Seth Rogen and James Franco in The Interview poster
Franco and Rogen are the comedy duo of the moment

James Franco and Seth Rogen appear to be simply inseparable at the moment; having been best buddies since meeting on the set of late nineties show 'Freaks and Geeks', the pair have collaborated  on numerous projects such as 2008's Golden Globe nominated 'Pineapple Express', Evan Goldberg's memorable 'This Is the End' (in which they play themselves) and Franco's own film adaptation of William Faulkner's 'The Sound and the Fury' (yeah, we couldn't imagine them doing 'serious' either).

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Now You See Me 2 Movie Review

Now You See Me 2 Movie Review

While the original 2013 magical caper was a big hit, it's style-over-substance approach didn't exactly...

Now You See Me 2 Trailer

Now You See Me 2 Trailer

The Four Horsemen aren't just magicians; they're illusionists with an agenda. Their initial stunt was...

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Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer

Now You See Me 2 - Teaser Trailer

After becoming the most famous magicians in the world with their last tricks and exposing...

The Night Before Movie Review

The Night Before Movie Review

This blending of the stoner bromance with the Christmas comedy works surprisingly well, layering gross-out...

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The Night Before Trailer

The Night Before Trailer

Ever since Chris, Ethan and Isaac were young, the trio of friends have always spent...

The Interview Movie Review

The Interview Movie Review

There's half of a great satire here, as Seth Rogen, James Franco and Evan Goldberg...

The Interview - Trailer & Featurettes Trailer

The Interview - Trailer & Featurettes Trailer

David Skylark (James Franco) is a worldwide celebrity. His talk show is watched everyone, including...

Bachelorette Movie Review

Bachelorette Movie Review

It's easy to see this comical romp as Bridesmaids meets The Hangover, but there's a...

127 Hours Movie Review

127 Hours Movie Review

Danny Boyle brings his considerable filmmaking energy to bear on this claustrophobic true story, and...

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