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Addicted To Fresno Trailer


After her sister Shannon returns to Fresno, California following her stint in rehab for sex addiction (which in turn came after she was fired as a schoolteacher), Martha takes it upon herself to help her get a fresh start. She invites her to stay with her and gets her a job as a hotel maid in Fresno Suites where Martha also works. It isn't long before Shannon relapses big time, and her failure to maintain responsibility results in her accidentally killing a hotel guest, who also happens to be an Olympic hammer-thrower. She manages to persuade Martha to help hide the body, but before they can get very far they are discovered by a couple named Ruby and Gerald - and they want $25,000 in three days to stay quiet about the incident. The only option they have is to commit more crime, and so they rob a sex shop in order to flog the stock and make up the money. They're hardly professionals and they'll be lucky to escape this mess scot free, but maybe Shannon can finally learn to think about others before herself.

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Earl and the Dying Girl Trailer


High school can be the worst time for some people, and for Greg Gaines (Thomas Mann), it turned out to be especially horrible. His parents inform him that his classmate, Rachel Kushner (Olivia Cooke), has been diagnosed with leukemia. The two make a fast friendship out of a mutual intention to not be sympathetic, but that plan doesn't work out as well as planned. Greg and his best friend Earl make 'bad films' in their spare time, and decide to devote a film to Rachel. Unfortunately, as they specialise in bad films, they struggle to make something that will truly honour her and cheer her up.

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Sarah Jessica Parker's New Comedy Series 'Divorce' Picked Up By HBO


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Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO with a new comedy series, Divorce. Parker is returning to HBO after a decade away. The 50-year-old actress starred in Sex And The City as Carrie Bradshaw from 1998-2004. Now she's back with a whole new series in which she is set to star and produce. A pilot episode of Divorce has been well received by the network and they have picked up the series for its first season. The show is expected to air next year.

Sarah Jessica ParkerSarah Jessica Parker will star and produce in Divorce.

Read More: Third Sex And The City Movie Unlikely, According To Kim Cattrall.

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Will Ferrell Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Molly Shannon - Photographs from the ceremony in honor of comedy actor Will Ferrell as he received a Star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th March 2015

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Will Ferrell Honoured With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame


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On the eve of the release of his latest movie Get Hard, Will Ferrell has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The unveiling ceremony took place on Tuesday on Hollywood Boulevard, and was attended by fellow comics John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon.

Reilly, who was Ferrell’s co-star in Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, led the speeches in front of the Hollywood Wax Museum, saying “maybe someday, in 50 years, people will look down on the sidewalk and say the things that we say today about some of these people: 'Who the f--- is this guy?’”

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Will Ferrell was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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SNL 40th Annniversary Special - Arrivals

Molly Shannon - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Sunday 15th February 2015

SNL 40th Anniversary Special - 2015

Molly Shannon - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015

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Life After Beth Review


Excellent

While zombie rom-coms aren't original (see Shaun of the Dead or Warm Bodies), this take on the genre has such a deadpan tone that it feels refreshingly unpredictable. While the plot sometimes seems like it's going to spin completely out of control, writer-director Jeff Baena (who wrote I Heart Huckabees) holds it together with clever twists and turns and smart, witty dialogue. And the terrific cast helps balance the humour and horror with a hint of emotional depth.

It opens as soulful teenager Zach (Dane DeHaan) is grieving about his recently deceased girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza), who was killed by a snake bite. As Zach and Beth's parents (John C. Reilly and Molly Shannon) help each other get over the shock, they are startled when she arrives back home as if nothing happened. Utterly unaware that she's undead, Beth can't understand why Zach is looking at her strangely, while her parents become super protective, refusing to let her outside for fear that someone will spot a dead girl walking around. Then Zach begins to notice that Beth isn't the only person in town who has come back to life. And when he runs into old friend Erica (Anna Kendrick), Beth's jealousy seems to trigger a full-on zombie invasion.

By focussing on the warped relationships between the characters, the film keeps the audience both involved and entertained. The humour is a mix of bone-dry dialogue and riotously nutty visual gags that escalate as the story progresses. And there are constant wrinkles in the plot, such as how Beth conveniently can't remember breaking up with Zach before she died. Or how Zach's gung-ho brother (a scene stealing Matthew Gray Gubler) reacts to the growing threat of the walking-dead. And by combining real heart with silly comedy and even some genuine scariness, filmmaker Baena manages to make some sharp observations about both love and grief.

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Sundance NEXT FEST Screening Of "Life After Beth"

Molly Shannon - Sundance NEXT FEST screening of "Life After Beth" at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th August 2014

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Sundance NEXT FEST Screening Of "Life After Beth"

Molly Shannon, Dane DeHaan, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Baena and Matthew Gray Gubler - Sundance NEXT FEST Screening Of "Life After Beth" - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 9th August 2014

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Molly Shannon and Guest
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Life After Beth Trailer


Zach is a total mess following the sudden death of his girlfriend Beth and turns to her equally grief-stricken parents for support. However, when they stop contacting him, he becomes confused by their evasiveness and begins to suspect their daughter is still alive. Sure enough, there's a hole in the ground by her presumably previously occupied grave and she appears to have resurrected from the dead. Zach doesn't know what to think, but when he sees her looking just the same as she did before she died, he is overcome with emotion and decides to tell her everything that he wished he'd said before she passed. However, their happy ending is quickly cut short when Beth starts displaying increasingly erratic behaviour - such as biting and eating a man. Realising that she's a zombie complicates things for Zach, who'll give anything to keep her around but struggles to cope with her newfound brutality.

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Hotel Transylvania Review


Good

Eye-catching animation and non-stop jokes make this animated monster movie a lot more fun than we expect. It's packed with gross-out gags that will keep kids laughing, plus clever character-based humour for the grown-ups. And it also features one of the funniest performances in recent memory from Sandler, perhaps because we can't see him on-screen.

He provides the voice for Dracula who, after his wife died, built a secret hotel where monsters could escape from human contact. But a century later his daughter Mavis (Gomez) is about to turn 118 and wants to go out and explore the world, even though Dracula has always warned her that humans are evil. As the family friends gather for her birthday, human backpacker Jonathan (Samberg) haplessly wanders into the hotel. And since Dracula doesn't want anyone to think he's been lying about humans all this time, he has to think fast, passing Jonathan off as a member of the Frankenstein family who's here to plan Mavis' party. But in talking with Jonathan, Mavis becomes even more intrigued by the world outside the castle.

The film's tone is hugely livened up by the guests at this party, including Frankenstein (James), Wayne (Buscemi) the wolf, Griffin (Spade) the invisible man and Murray (Green) the mummy. Each of them has marriage and family issues of their own that stir into the general mayhem, adding throwaway sight-gags and rude one-liners in every scene. With so much coming at us, some things are bound to make us laugh. And while the kids will love the poo and fart jokes, older audiences will enjoy a witty jab at Twilight and a hilariously grim bingo game.

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Bad Teacher Review


Grim
This film strains so badly to be a black comedy that it does itself an injury.

Aside from the general lack of funny gags, miscasting is the major problem.

There's also an unwillingness to commit to the characters' dark sides, opting instead for gross-out silliness.

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What Goes Up Review


Terrible
What a baffling film this is, as if coming to us from an alternate movie universe where Olivia Thirlby got pregnant instead of Ellen Page and never hooked up with Josh Peck in The Wackness, Steve Coogan found his calling as a serious actor, and Hilary Duff routinely appeared in the kind of indie-cred roles we always assumed Lindsay Lohan would start doing.

Let me explain, if I can. In What Goes Up, Coogan plays Campbell Babbitt, a New York reporter in 1986 unable to get over his most prized subject, a heroic woman from Harlem working through the death of her son. It doesn't help that said subject killed herself, and for some reason no one else knows; I guess this makes Babbitt feel like a fraud, but it should probably make him feel like everyone around him is an idiot.

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Gray Matters Review


Grim
The setup isn't bad. A man (Thomas Cavanagh) and woman (Heather Graham) start the film in a ballroom dance rehearsal space, performing a heavily-practiced number. Probably something for their wedding reception, right? They go on a quick jog together, then return home, pooped. Later, they're at a dinner party, sitting side by side. One guest asks how long they've been together. Gulp! They're not a couple, they're brother and sister! Oh snap!

Just when you think this is going to be a strange kind of incest comedy, the film soon turns into something else (a standard rom-com), as the pair runs into Charlie (Bridget Moynahan), walking her dog. Oh, she's such a great lady that Sam (Cavanagh) proposes that same night. And she accepts! It's off to Vegas where sis Gray (Graham) and Charlie room together for the night. Long story short: Gray kisses Charlie on the lips and suddenly realizes she is gay, explaining 20 years of boy trouble in one fell swoop.

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