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Captain America: Civil War Review


After the formulaic thrills of The Winter Soldier and Age of Ultron, Marvel's Avengers were in danger of getting stuck in a rut, but a smart script for this surprisingly focussed thriller kicks everything into a new direction. What's surprising is that the screenwriters have managed to incorporate a wide range of characters without the film ever feeling overcrowded. Each person has a journey to travel, so the actors get a chance to invest plenty of personality into the action.

After the events of Ultron, there's a political debate about the need to oversee the Avengers' missions. Iron Man Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) thinks a special UN council is a good idea, but Captain America Steve (Chris Evans) thinks that will limit the team's ability to help people. Then Steve's best pal Bucky (Sebastian Stan) is framed for a bombing, and Black Panther T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is drawn into the fray. The Avengers are forced to take sides, with those supporting Bucky becoming outlaws. Tony recruits Spider-Man Peter (Tom Holland) to his team, while Steve drafts in Ant-Man Scott (Paul Rudd). And as they all face off against each other, none of them realise that this entire situation is being manipulated by a vengeful man named Zemo (Daniel Bruhl).

Watching this film requires the audience to suspend disbelief that these super-powered friends could be pushed to try to kill each other. That never quite makes sense, and indeed the script acknowledges this fact when one person goes down and everyone reacts emotionally. But the high-powered cast is so good at creating these intensely driven superheroes that it's not difficult to go with it.

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Captain America: Civil War Trailer

The Avengers are suffering from an image crisis. As much good that they do and as many lives that they save, the superheroes also cause unlimited amounts of damage to cities and civilisation. The government wish to find an answer to this problem and they decide that all superheroes should be registered and held accountable for their actions. 

Tony Stark is brought in to begin talks on behalf of The Avengers, knowing how much damage he's personally done under his superhero disguise, Stark see the government's point and decides that a register wouldn't be entirely unwelcome. Captain America on the other hand has no such wishes; The Cap sees any government intervention as something beyond reasonable requirement. In the middle of all this is Cap's old friend Bucky who could be prosecuted under the new laws. As The Avengers are forced to split into two halves, it looks like there's going to be no way for the old team to form any kind of agreement. 

 As their opinions deepen and rivalries are deepens, certain members of Hydra begin to tighten their control and their plans for future domination of the world are getting stronger. The Avengers must find a way to put their differences aside in order to beat the real enemy.

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As the world of Marvel super heroes become ever more entwined, Captain America: Civil War picks up where Ant-Man ends. As the Avengers take on more and more missions, the damage they cause is ever increasing and the government feel it's time to put an end to their unlimited power.

Captain America gains information so sensitive that he knows even his closest friends aren't going to believe it, Captain America and Falcon are alone. With The Avengers now broken into two sides, Captain America believing the superheroes shouldn't be regulated and Iron Man on the other, believing the government have a valid argument.

Can The Avengers overcome their differences and fight a new force that threatens to destroy the world as we know it. Captain America: Civil War sees many of our favourite Marvel character appear, these include: Black Widow, Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Black Panther & War Machine.

Michael Douglas On His Late Mother, Describes Her As A “Lady” & “Class Act”

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Michael Douglas described his late mother, Diana Douglas, as a “class act” during a recent appearance at a press screening of his soon-to-be-released movie, Ant-Man, on Monday (13th July). Diana died earlier this month at the age of 92 after losing her battle with cancer.

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas at the press screening of Ant-Man in New York on Monday.

Read More: Michael Douglas Says Social Media Is To Blame For American Actors Missing Out On Biggest Roles.

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Ant-Man Trailer

An awful lot has happened in the world - A Second World War super soldier has risen from the dead, a billionaire playboy has revealed himself as a costumed superhero, and the Norse God of thunder himself has come to earth on four occasions. So for Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a petty criminal entrusted with the secret of his mentor's super-secret substance designed to shrink a person, it should be seen as just another day in the life for a person of planet Earth. Now, with the ability to shrink his down to a minuscule size while increasing his strength, Ant-Man is born.

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Marvel Premieres Tiny Trailer For "Ant-Man"

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Right, so I’m usually the first to hop on the bandwagon for anything Marvel and MCU-related, but their latest stunt is just plain annoying. There’s teasing and then there’s just being a pain and the teeny tiny trailer for Ant-Man, which debuted this Friday, falls into the latter category. See for yourself. Or try to see because I guarantee you this 17-second clip will have you squinting and full screen-ing the youtube player in frustration.

Ant-Man. Let the weird begin.

Other than those teeny tiny (HA. HA.) complaints, there’s really nothing at all wrong with the clip. That we can see. Don’t worry though, a full-sized trailer (and hopefully they mean that in more ways than one) will debut on January 6 during the premiere of Marvel’s Agent Carter. 2015 is looking very Marvelous right now. 

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'The Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Trailer To Be Released During 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' is currently flying through it second season, amassing between 4 and 5 million viewers per episode. That number is about to explode, however, with the recent announcement that the sixth episode, 'A Fractured House', will contain the first trailer for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'. If that news wasn't enough, the announcement came via Marvel's official Twitter page, with an accompanying picture of some of the cast.


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Who Is The New 'Ant-Man' Director, Peyton Reed?

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So Ant-Man finally has a director and his name is Peyton Reed, the search is over. The announcement may come as surprise to some, as Reed's name seemed to be a pretty late addition to the race, but Marvel clearly saw enough in the Bring It On director to entrust him with their most contraversial project to date. He might not be that well known name, unlike Adam McKay who turned down the position last week, but the Reed does have some pretty apt credentials, which may mean the troubled film has fallen into good hands. Now he's officially in, let's get to know Peyton Reed a little better.

Peyton ReedPeyton Reed, Marvel's new (ant) man

Reed has quite the diverse CV, with credits ranging from animated series to big screen comedies. His career began in television, working on the the animated ‘Back to the Future’ series in the early 90s, directing the live action sequences. He would also go on to help create the Universal studios attraction ‘Back To The Future: The Ride’ based on the franchise.

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Edgar Wright Is No Longer The Man For 'Ant-Man', Man. Why?

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It’s sad but true. Edgar Wright has departed Marvel’s Ant-Man movie with a new director to be announced shortly. Not much was divulged about Wright’s exit, but he and Marvel released a short joint statement on the Marvel website stating it was “due to differences in their vision of the film”.

Edgar WrightEdgar Wright at the premiere for 'The World's End'

Here’s the statement in full: “Marvel and Edgar Wright jointly announced today that the studio and director have parted ways on Marvel's "Ant-Man" due to differences in their vision of the film. The decision to move on is amicable and does not impact the release date on July 17, 2015. A new director will be announced shortly.”

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Why Is Paul Rudd Asking People To Have Sex With Him For $1?

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Hollywood funnyman Paul Rudd wants to know if you will have sex with him?

The 45 year-old made a guest appearance in a hilarious Funny or Die web series called 'Billy on the Street', hosted by Billy Eichner.

In the new episode both Eichner and Rudd took to the streets of New York to ask several strangers a very bizarre question, would they like to have sex with Paul Rudd?

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Ant-Man Moved Forward To Summer 2015

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Bad news ant fans; Ant-Man has been subject of a major release-date shift. With the untitled Superman-Batman pic moving to May 6, 2016, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” has taken the opportunity to move into its old slot, meaning it will be released on July 17, 2015.

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This means two things: fans of the character don't have to wait too long for the film, and the film will now be going up against Warners’ big-budget Peter Pan movie titled Pan, which promises to be a box office goliath.

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Michael Douglas Cast In 'Ant-Man' Movie As Scientist Hank Pym

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Michael Douglas has landed himself a role in upcoming superhero movie Ant-Man in which he will reportedly play scientist Hank Pym. The award-winning actor's genius character creates the technology used to shrink people to the size of ants.

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Michael Douglas Is To Star In The New 'Ant-Man' Movie.

The intriguing news from Marvel comes hot on the heels of Douglas' win at the Golden Globes this week where he won for his portrayal of Liberace in Behind The Candelabra. "I've been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long," said Douglas, via BBC Newsbeat. "The script is really fun, the director is really good. Dylan [the actor's 13-year-old son] will love it. He'll have a picture he can see."

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Michael Douglas Finally Gets His Marvel Wish With Ant-Man Role

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In true testament to Michael Douglas’s range as an actor, he picked up a Golden Globe for his work in Behind The Candelabra, then explained how a role in the upcoming Marvel movie Ant-Man was on the cards, and a long time coming, too.

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"I've been dying to do a Marvel picture for so long," said Douglas.

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Michael Douglas Can't Wait For You To See Him In 'Ant-Man'

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Michael Douglas has signed on to do his first Marvel film and will star as Hank Pym in the upcoming movie adaptation of Ant-Man. As revealed by the Marvel website, Douglas will join director Edgar Wright and star Paul Rudd, who plays Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, in the movie due out next year.

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Michael Douglas will play Hank Pym in the upcoming film

Hank Pym first appeared in Tales to Astonish #27 in January 1962 and was the first man to assume the identity of Ant-Man in the comic books, going on to assume other identities as the comic series continued, including the size-changing Giant-Man and Goliath, as well as the insect-themed Yellowjacket and briefly the Wasp, the alter ego of his crime-fighting wife Janet van Dyne. Pym was also one of the founding members of The Avengers and has regularly found himself fighting Ultron for the sake of humanity, so don't be surprised to see him tied into the next Avengers film too.

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'Anchorman 2' Staying Classy To Top US Box Office This Weekend

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Anchorman 2: The Lengend Continues has been lighting up cinema screens since Wednesday (18 December) this week and looks set to continue its impressive run into next week and emerge as the top grossing film of the weekend. Having opened strongly mid-week, the reunited Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner have maintained their steady rise to the top.

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All the gang, plus a secretary and some other guy, are back for the new Anchorman

In just five days since it was released, the film is estimated to have made $61.3 million already (via Box Office Mojo), with a massive $40.1 million coming in over the weekend period alone. Clearly people have recognised that Anchorman 2 is kind of a big deal, and they responded as expected.

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Paul Rudd Lands Role As Marvel Comics 'Ant-Man'

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Hollywood funny man Paul Rudd has landed his most unlikely role to date.

The 44 year-old is set to play the miniature superhero 'Ant-Man' in the next Marvel Comics film adaption.

Rudd will play scientist Henry "Hank" Pym who creates a chemical substance to dramatically changes his size and communicate with insects in order to fight crime, Variety first reported.

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Why Paul Rudd As Ant-Man Proves Marvel Can Do No Wrong

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In the last few decades, Marvel Comics has turned a comic book empire into a movie empire, and they continue to grow. Their newest character to move from the page to the big screen will be Ant-Man, the company announced. Any time Marvel casts a new superhero, there is uproar, but this time the critics seem to have been silenced. Paul Rudd, of Anchorman and Clueless fame, is reportedly in talks for the role, according to Variety.

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Ant-Man is not an especially well-known character in the comic book world, but it appears (at least recently) there is not much Marvel can do wrong. According to MTV, there have been so many different incarnations of Ant-Man, so it leaves a mystery over how Rudd will play the character. For instance, the original Ant-Man invented the technology used to create his powers, but another version has him stealing that technology.

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The Reviews Are In For 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' And It Looks (Mostly) Good

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Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are back as everyone's favourite news team in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. It's been almost 10 years since 2004's unparalleled look into the inner workings of local news stations in the 1970's first gave us Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 6 news team and almost a decade later it seems as though they still now how to keep it classy.

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The moustachioed maverick that is Ron Burgundy is back!

On the whole, the early feedback for the much-anticipated sequel s mostly positive. There are a few exceptions of course, with Betsy Sharkey of the Los Angeles Times leading the negative reviews. Skarkey, like most of us, is happy that Anchorman is back, but ultimately felt let down by Burgundy's second outing. She wrote, "While I'm glad Anchorman is back - we need a little levity in this year of heavy films - I do wish it were better."

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Anchorman 2: How Does The Sequel Weigh Up To Anchorman? [Trailer]

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has to be one of the most eagerly-anticipated sequels in memory with the near decade gap between the upcoming release and 2004's The Legend of Ron Burgundy serving only to heighten the fan mania surrounding the franchise.

It has been a long wait but the release of The Legend Continues is only two days away and boy, do we know it. The 2004 movie may have been released to comparatively low fanfare but the sequel has been promoted for months on end with a seemingly never-ending stream of teasers, trailers, clips and in-character public appearances from Will Ferrell, AKA Ron Burgundy, and his hapless news team. 

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Boston College Celebrates Anchorman 2 With 'Ron Burgundy School Of Communication'

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The Anchorman sequel is almost here and if that's not exciting enough for you then the news that top Boston university, Emerson College, will temporarily rename its school of communication 'The Ron Burgundy School of Communication' will send you into full-blown, movie-quoting overdrive.

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Smell That? It's 'Sex Panther' And It's Coming Our Way!

Indeed, It's exactly a month until Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champ Kind reunite for more debauched and bungling action. To celebrate the occasion, the prestigious Boston college will rename the school for one day only on the 4th December to honor the fictitious television anchorman, reports the AP.

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Congratulations Anchorman Fans: Your Constant Quoting Led To 'Anchorman 2'!

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By making a film with so many quotable lines, the public couldn’t resist but repeat them to each other on a daily basis; the Anchorman team basically guaranteed themselves a sequel, even if they didn’t quite know it at the time.

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“We’ve never made a sequel to any of the films we’ve done because we’ve been anti-sequel. Why not explore a new idea instead of revising something that you’ve already made?” the film’s star, Will Ferrell, told Screen Rant.

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Ben & Jerry's Launch Ron Burgundy-Inspired Flavour Ahead Of 'Anchorman 2' Release

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will soon be lighting up cinema screens across the globe when it is released at the end of 2013. In case you haven't already notice, the movie is kind of a big deal, and as a result, there is a lot of noise being made about it's impending arrival.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will be out 20 December

This week we weren't just treated to an all new trailer for the film, but also to the news that Ron Burgundy is getting his own Ben & Jerry's ice cream! 'Scotchy, Scoth, Scotch' doesn't actually contain any scotch, but instead the more family-appropriate butterscotch paired with more butterscotch and will go on sale on a limited basis across America for the next few weeks.

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Anchorman 2 Trailer: Gays, Vampires And Plenty O' Crack Smoking [Trailer + Pictures]

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The Anchorman 2 trailer - a new full-length offering - is the talk of the internet and we're gonna go ahead and join the discussion. It seems Adam McKay and Will Ferrell have carved out a nice little angle for the new movie, set in a world where glorified and sexualized round-the-clock news is taking over from traditional, serious forms of journalism.

Anchorman 2 trailerPaul Rudd [L] and Will Ferrell [R] Smoke Crack, Live On Air

In a bid to pull in the ratings, Ron Burgundy and his team of San Diego anchors Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champ Kid are taking things to the extreme. They're smoking crack live on TV to be precise. The sub-plot here is that Ron is fighting his own battle against his wife and rival Veronica, who is rooted in the traditional accepted forms of journalism.  

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From Action To Art House: Paul Giamatti Adds A Touch Of Excellence To This Year's Upcoming Flicks

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Paul Giamatti is not the sort of actor who gets typecast easily, his first major success was his role in 'American Splendor' in 2001 for which he won an award for Best Breakthrough Performance from National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, among many other nominations, for portraying comic book author Harvey Pekar. His success burned brighter when he won more than 10 accolades for playing depressed wino Miles Raymond in 2004 comedy drama 'Sideways' as well as being nominated for a Golden Globe, and he was later nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in boxing flick 'Cinderella Man' opposite Russell Crowe. Next year will no doubt bring in a few shiny new prizes for his latest projects, many of which are definite must-sees.

2013 has seen the Oscar nominee get involved with a variety of upcoming movie projects including animation, romance and superhero action - and we have to say we're glad to see this gifted artiste stamping some of his humour and intensity all over our movie theatres.

Peter Landesman's directorial feature debut 'Parkland' is due for release imminently (October 4th 2013) and sees Giamatti portray the often forgotten Abraham Zapruder; the amateur photographer who unwittingly videoed the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy and whose footage has been seen by millions across the globe. On researching the role, Giamatti explained in an interview that there was a lot of information about Zapruder in the script, but he also learned a lot about his speech and body language from footage of him before and after the assassination. He will star alongside Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden and Billy Bob Thornton.

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Paul Giamatti & Paul Rudd Are Just Trying To Be Better People In The 'All Is Bright' Trailer [Trailer]

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Paul Giamatti stars as the recently parolled, hard on his luck former thief Dennis, a Canadian ex-con who has decided to leave behind his long history of crime in order to prove to the people that matter to him that he is a better man. But life out there is hard for a bad guy trying to turn good, and when the people he cares about have stopped caring in him (or have been led to believe that he is dead), things become even harder as he tries to stay on the straight and narrow for good this time.

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Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd star in the dark comedy

The film follows Dennis as he returns home to New York from a stint in prison, only to find out that his wife Therese (Amy Landecker) has moved on and no longer wants anything to do with him. To make matters worse, the infant daughter that Dennis left behind when he was thrown behind bars has now grown into a young girl and thanks to Therese he can no longer see his daughter again. Why? Because Therese told her that her father died after a long, painful fight with cancer. This may be a Christmas-set movie, but in case you haven't guessed it is hardly the next Home Alone.

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Dennis is a Canadian former thief who’s just been released on parole, only to come back to New York find that his wife Therese is no longer interested in knowing him and has told his young daughter that he died of cancer. What’s more, finding a job is almost impossible given his criminal past and the current economic state so his hopes of building a life on the straight-on-the-narrow are looking scuppered. However, an opportunity arises when his former partner in crime Rene offers him a job selling Christmas trees in Brooklyn – unfortunately, Rene has now become involved with Therese. Embittered and furious, Dennis is forced to hold on to the poor card life has dealt him if he wants to make sure he can buy his daughter a long yearned for piano for Christmas.


‘All Is Bright’ is a comedy drama that does not fail to tug on the old heartstrings now and again. It may be a little early to start thinking on the upcoming festive season, but this really is a story of family and personal values for all year round. It has been directed by Phil Morrison ('Junebug', 'Upright Citizens Brigade', 'Perfect Partner') and is the screen debut of screenwriter Melissa James Gibson. It will be released in US theatres on October 4th 2013.

A Week In Movies: Neeson Is Taken Again, Statham Goes Dramatic, Depp Cuts His Hair

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The big news this week is that a reported $20 million paycheque has lured Liam Neeson back for a third Taken movie. There's no word yet on the plot, but does it really matter? Meanwhile, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will be back for Roland Emmerich's long-awaited sequel to his 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, although apparently Will Smith's character isn't in the script.

This week's top cinema releases include the animated sequel Despicable Me 2 and Jason Statham's dramatic thriller Hummingbird. which has been re-titled Redemption for its American release. Meanwhile, British audiences are catching up with Seth Rogen's A-list apocalyptic comedy This Is the End, while Americans have a chance to check out Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as rogue mother-daughter vampires in Byzantium.

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It’s Only The Beginning For ‘This Is The End’: Critics Praise Seth Rogen’s Comedy

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Seth Rogen's comedy This Is The End has received favourable reviews from critics. Released in U.S. cinemas today (28th June) it has already been moderately successful in the U.S 

Of the numerous critics who praised the fim, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian said the film is "just one great big goofy joke". Those more critical have said the film, whilst amusing, is a collaboration of bodily functions, "grossness" and "middling". Put in even simpler terms the film embodies the crude humour in which Rogen thrives. 

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This Is The End has proved popular in America as this L.A. mural detailing some of the main actors shows.

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Ron Burgundy Is Back And 'Burgundy-er' Then Ever In 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' [Trailer]

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' trailer was released today and has been met with widespread excitement by comedy fans. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues follows the story of 70's newsreader Ron Burgundy and his group of hideous (yet hilarious) co-anchors. Ferrell stars as Ron, whilst Paul Rudd (Friends), Steve Carell (The Office) and David Koechner (The Office) play the rest of the team, Brian, Brick and Champ. The group first graced our screens in 2004. Christina Applegate (Up All Night) will feature as Ron's love interest Veronica. 

In this instalment the group of badly dressed misfits have encountered the 80's. Ron has disappeared into obscurity only to be picked to host a new 24 hour news station. A series of farcical and not at all P.C. events occur. 

Appearing in cameo roles are actors Liam Neeson (Taken) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones). Comedy friends of the four main actors who also play a part include Tina Fey, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jim Carey. 

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Still Classy: New Trailer Drops For ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’

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The second trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has rolled out online, though, uh, it’s not too different from the first one. Once again, the Channel 4 crew approach the camera and attempt to deliver their very best catchphrases. “Jesus, McArthur, Jay-Z—the great ones always return, and when they do, one thing's for sure: Their hair will be perfect,” says the narrator before David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell confidently deliver their lines. Of course, Steve Carell’s Brick Tamland messes the whole thing up, offering a rather weak “Happy Easter,” before trying, “Always make sure the parents are around before you hug children.”

Watch the original Anchorman 2 trailer!

The long-awaited sequel to the classic comedy also stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Chris Parnell, plus a cameo from just about every celebrity in Hollywood. Last week, Kanye West was spotted shooting scenes for the movie on an Atlanta rooftop, while Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and John C. Reilly are known to be making appearances. 
 Judd Apatow ('The 40 Year Old Virgin', 'Knocked Up', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall') returns to production, as does director Adam McKay ('Step Brothers', 'The Other Guys', 'Talladega Nights').

Anchorman: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 20, 2013. Do you think the sequel will live up to the quality of the first movie?

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The News Team Re-Assemble For Anchorman 2 Teaser Trailer [Video]

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The day is fast approaching when Anchorman 2 is released to an eager public, with the second and third teaser trailer for the long-awaited sequel going viral this weekend. The new trailers follow the same formula as the first (released earlier his year), with the news team reeling off another line of funny quips each to the backdrop of bright stage lights.

San Diego's finest news anchor and his loyal team - played by Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell - will return to the big screen in December this year, with filming for the project already underway.

To garner more anticipation for the return of Ron and the rest of the Channel Four news team, the official Anchorman 2 YouTube channel posted two variations of the teaser over the weekend, each as funny as the last.

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Rihanna Smacks Cera In Raunchy Comedy 'This Is The End' (Trailer)

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Rihanna smacks Cera - yes, Michael Cera - in Seth Rogen's raunchy new comedy 'This Is The End' and it's a real good smack. A new red band trailer for the movie was released earlier this week, which features the R&B superstar whacking the indie-actor and cursing at him after he makes a move at a party thrown by James Franco. Moments later, the celebrities are all faced with an apocalypse, which kind of makes things a whole lot more complicated.

You've probably come to realise that the movie is packed full of hip young actors and actresses, and the supporting cast list includes the likes of Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Mindy Kaling, Danny McBride, Kevin Hart and, wait for it, Emma Watson. And they're all playing themselves. A pre-production rumor suggested Daniel Radcliffe would also form part of the cast, though it never came to fruition.

It's looking likely to be standard Rogen fare - he co-wrote the movie with his long-time friend Evan Goldberg, whom he wrote Superbad and Pineapple Express. Made on an modest budget of $25 million, it's likely that 'This Is The End' will be another success for the comedy-writing duo.

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Admission: Paper-Thin Movie Can't Carry The Weight Of Paul Rudd And Tina Fey

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We’re not sure exactly how long Paul Rudd and Tina Fey spent making Admission but the general consensus is that both stars could have spent their time much better elsewhere. The comedy, about a college admissions officer and her annual recruitment drive (plus, of course, an underlying story of the curveballs that life throws us on our unending quest for happiness), hasn’t gone down well with the critics and it looks as though Admission is going to sink without a trace.

It all looked so good on paper. Fey is flavour of the month, especially since her Golden Globes stint with Amy Poehler went so well; Paul Rudd is also always a popular choice and the movie’s directed by Academy Award nominated director Paul Weitz, the man responsible for About A Boy. The reality, though, was a paper-thin movie that simply couldn’t get the best out of its two co-stars. “ I'd see Tina Fey and Paul Rudd in anything, but this is pushing it. Admission is so slight that a breeze could flatten it,” wrote Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine, whilst Mary F Pois described it as “Another formulaic spin on Hollywood's 21st century discovery, the mom-rom-com, with its disagreeable underlying messages about women, careers and motherhood,” in TIME magazine.

It’s not all bad for Fey and Rudd, though they do appear to have wasted their talents on this movie, somewhat. It seems that they are “fun to watch” (New York Times) but on this occasion, it’s just not enough to get the plaudits rolling in.  

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Admission Of Defeat? Tina Fey, Paul Rudd New Movie Looks Likely To Flop

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There’s been a whole bunch of buzz around Tina Fey’s new movie, Admission. Right now, Fey is one of those comedians that can do no wrong, it seems. Her Golden Globes presenting stint with Amy Poehler went down a storm and had many viewers crying out for her to take on the Oscars, too. So surely, her new movie Admission (filmed between the penultimate and the last season of her hit comedy 30 Rock), co-starring Paul Rudd, will also be a huge hit, right?

Not if the critics have anything to do with it, it seems. Admission premiered on March 6, 2013 in New York City and thus far, it has garnered far less critical acclaim that we expected. Tina Fey CAN do wrong, it would appear. The comic tale, focused on Fey’s character Portia, a university admissions officer has ben dismissed by Variety’s reviewer Peter Debruge, who writes “What appears on paper to be an ideal three-dimensional, morally complex role for the quick-witted comedienne backfires in practice, relying on Fey to be funny in a movie that works better serious.” Similarly, Todd McCarthy of Hollywood Reporter writes “the misguided central characters emerge, in the end, as less likeable than they ought to be.”

It remains to be seen whether the likeable nature of the actors themselves will be enough to carry this comedy through the negative press reception. Fey will be hoping that she can pull off the same feat as Melissa McCarthy, whose comedy Identity Thief recently defied a raft of negative reviews to hit the top spot in the box office chart.  

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Paul Rudd - Admission' premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 - Arrivals - New York City, United States - Tuesday 5th March 2013

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Paul Rudd, Amc Loews Lincoln Square and Tina Fey

Julie Yaeger and Paul Rudd - 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013

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Paul Rudd - 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach - Outside Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 23rd February 2013

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Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger - Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals at Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013

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Over $71 Million At The Box Office So Far, But Will 'This Is 40' Add To Its Total In The UK?

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It's box office takings currently stand at over $71 million, and now 'This Is 40' is set to test itself on the UK market, with the film out on general release today (February 14, 2013). The sequel to the film Knocked Up, This Is 40 once again stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, the couple now getting used to hitting the big 40 and dealing with their work and kids, Sadie and Charlotte.

The film's success domestically was despite a hit and miss run of reviews from American critics, and if it's to have an impact on the UK it looks like it's going to have to overcome a similar wave of non-consensus. On the one hand you have The Guardian writing "This is terrifically assured work from Judd Apatow. And most importantly, funny". Then there's Digital Spy, who write "Apatow adopts a leisurely pace, but this is a story about middle-age after all and when characters are this much fun, you won't be watching the time go by."

Yet on the other hand there's a few big hitting negative reviews. "Middle-aged, middle-class and, if we're frank, a little middling and 'medium soft', the uneven This Is 40 indulges its flabby excess of subplots, but is redeemed by some genuine belly laughs" comments Film4. The Daily Telegraph is equally dismissive, writing "Every scene feels like an airbrushed composite of dozens of rambling takes, and 133 minutes is drainingly long for a story this sitcom-slight." So is it going to be a success? If the critics are anything to go by . who knows. 

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Samsung Super Bowl Ad Didn't Take A Bite Out Of Apple

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The teaser trailer for Samsung’s Super Bowl ad may have taken a sly dig at Apple’s attempts to take them to court for copyright infringement but the actual ad itself left well alone and simply focused on Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Bob Odenkirk. The full Samsung Galaxy ‘Next Big Thing’ advert could well cause problems in its own little way, of course, because it was, quite simply, hilarious and funny adverts make people warm to the products that they’re selling.

Realising that they’ve both been summoned to Samsung’s headquarters to talk about the ‘Next Big Thing,’ and both thinking that they ARE the next big thing, Paul and Seth spend a few minutes insulting each other (“wow, I have never seen you this excited about something that isn’t food” says Rudd to Rogen) before they get called into the board room, where they pitch a bunch of spurious ad ideas to Odenkirk, the Samsung rep. Of course, there’s the odd reference to some of the features of the Galaxy phone, along the way (Seth takes a photo of Paul and then retouches it, saying “I can make you look like you’re still in your 40s”).

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Samsung's Super Bowl Ad Is Big, But Is It The Next Big Thing?

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Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen are the stars of Samsung’s Next Big Thing Super Bowl ad.

Or rather, they’re not the stars. Or they are the stars, who are acting as not the stars… it’s all a bit meta. It’s also pretty funny, but then again, you can’t expect anything less of such a huge production can you? Yes, we imagine Samsung paid quite the tab for this star-studded affair, but ‘tis the season after all. Did we mention that Lebron James is also it it?

The ad is such a big deal apparently that not only did Samsung tease it beforehand, but they also released the full, two-minute version of the thing. Oh, and it also promotes some of Samsung's products too, such as the Galaxy Note. Did we mention that LeBron James is in it? The entire clip feels more like an Saturday Night Live skit rather than an ad to be honest, but then again, that was probably part if the clever marketing team’s idea. Those guys like getting into your head and making you subconsciously want things, we’ve heard. Come to think of it, those Galaxy Note things are looking pretty sweet.

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Are Paul Rudd And Seth Rogen Making A Dig At Apple In Samsung Super Bowl Teaser?

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Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen star in a hilarious new teaser trailer for Samsung, ahead of the main Super Bowl advert they’ll be running at the weekend. In the ad, they take a subtle (but not so subtle we didn’t notice, guys) pop at Apple, who have filed a number of patent infringement lawsuits against Samsung, accusing them of copying design elements of the iPhone and iPad.

In the teaser ad, Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen are being briefed on what they can and cannot allow in the main advert. They are told by the man from Samsung (Breaking Bad’s Bob Odenkirk) that they aren’t allowed to use the phrases ‘Super Bowl’ or ‘San Francisco 49ers’ or ‘Baltimore Ravens.’ When asked why not and who might actually object to the use of the names, the response is “Everybody, nobody. Who knows.” Their solution is to refer to the game as the Big Plate, featuring the San Francisco 50 minus 1-ers and the Baltimore Black Birds. The advert might not specifically mention the Apple lawsuits but we’re pretty certain that’s what Samsung are getting at here. And you know what? It’s pretty funny. Sorry, Apple.

The teaser has already generated over 1.7 million views on YouTube since it was posted yesterday; such is the power of Super Bowl’s advertising slots. The Super Bowl happens on Sunday and will feature half time entertainment from Beyonce. And possibly the rest of Destiny’s Child. Or possibly not. 

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The Stars Roll In For The LAByrinth Theater Company Celebrity Charades 2013 Benefit Gala (Pictures)

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What's not to like? "Four celebrity teams clash in a fearsome and hilarious speed charades competition," it sounds amazing. Bobby Cannavale, Josh Charles, Sasha Cohen, Tom Colicchio, Billy Crudup, America Fererra, Eddie George, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Kind, Padma Lakshmi, Zosia Mamet, Jesse L. Martin, Chris Rock, Sam Rockwell, Cynthia Rowley, Yul Vazquez, Daphne Rubin-Vega and David Zayas (phew!) were all in attendance.

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        Michael Shannon Arrives for some Celebrity Charades [L] America Ferrera Arrives for some Celebrity Charades[R]

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Great Odin's Raven! Anchorman 2 Release Details Announced!

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It's official, this time next year the sequel to 2004's Anchorman will be in cinemas! It's kind of a big deal.

Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and the rest of the Chanel Four News Team will be reunited once again for the sequel to the much-loved comedy, with writer Adam McKay delighting fans with the news that "It's official. Anchorman 2 has a release date: December 20, 2013," on his Twitter today (Dec 20).

Producer Judd Apatow, who produced the original film and is also signed on to produced the upcoming sequel, further cemented the news into just about everybody's conscious, writing on his Twitter, "One year from tomorrow Anchorman 2 will be in theaters!! It is kind of a big deal."

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The Legend Continues: Anchorman 2 To Battle Huge Movies In December 2013

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The hugely anticipated sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will hit theaters on December 20, 2013. Though the Adam McKay-directed movie is still being written, Paramount Pictures clearly have confidence in their product and have pitted it against a selection of huge movies opening on the same weekend.

Ron Burgundy and company will go head-to-head with Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, George Clooney's Monuments Men starring Matt Damon and Daniel Craig, Disney's Saving Mr Banks, the family flick Walking With The Dinosaurs - which is sure to be a Christmas hit - and Jon Turtleltaub's Last Vegas. Though plot details are yet to be revealed, all the man cast-members from the original film, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate will be back for the sequel, according to Cinema Blend. 

A recent rumor suggested Will Ferrell and McKay are keen to sign up Kristen Wiig to play a love interest of Carell's character Brick Tamland, though this is yet to be confirmed. It's likely that the Bridesmaid actress would find time to shoot the film, though she has numerous roles lined up for 2013, including The Comedian and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Pictures: Megan Fox Shines At The This Is 40 Premiere Less Than Three Months Since Giving Birth

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Megan Fox was the star attraction of last night's premiere in Los Angeles

It’s hard to believe that Megan Fox gave birth to her first child less than three months ago. The actress has been making her return to the red carpet this week and there’s little arguing that she was the main focus of attention as she arrived at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles for the premiere of This Is 40, in which she stars.

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Fingers Crossed: Kristen Wiig In The Running For Anchorman 2 Role

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We’re praying this latest rumor from The Wrap has got some substance to it. According to the movie industry insiders, Kristen Wiig is a likely candidate to play the role of Steve Carell’s love interest in the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, for Paramount Pictures. Currently, no cast members have been selected, beyond the core few that we already know and love.

The new Anchorman instalment is being directed by Adam McKay, with Judd Apatow on production duties – under the Apatow Productions banner. We reckon Wiig would make a perfect addition to the Anchorman cast – she’s already proven her comic chops with the hit movie Bridesmaids, and we sense that her deadpan acting style would make for some raucous ROFL moments if she were cast alongside Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell in the sequel to the 2004 hit. Anchorman fetched around $85 million at the box office and we’d put our money on a sequel being even more successful.

Kristen Wiig is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood right now, thanks to the success of Bridesmaids. She recently starred in Imogene, an indie film that featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. She also been busy filming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Hateship Friendship, along with Guy Pearce

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Admission Trailer

Portia Nathan is a prim and proper admissions officer for the prestigious Princeton University and finds herself living a consistent, routine life with rules and specifications that she is uncomfortable to veer from. During a visit to recruit possible admissions to the college, she calls at a rather unconventional countryside high school headed by John Pressman, a classmate of hers that she met when she was in college. While he is determined to steer Portia towards some rather gifted students of his, he also wants to introduce her to a boy named Jeremiah who he believes is a prodigy and also the he was the child that she gave up for adoption after an unplanned pregnancy in college. John and Portia find themselves falling for each other and while John is happy to let things take their course, Portia is adverse to the idea of romance but she soon finds her life moving towards the kind of happiness she never knew she could have while at the same time doing everything in her power to get her biological son to college - even if that means breaking rules to do so.

'Admission' is a wonderfully heart-warming romantic comedy directed by comedy genius Paul Weitz ('About a Boy', 'American Pie', 'Little Fockers') and written by Karen Croner ('One True Thing', 'Cold Sassy Tree') and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz in her screenwriting debut. It is set for release on March 8th 2013.

Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Nat Wolff, Lily Tomlin,

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Tina Fey And Paul Rudd In Admission, Comedy Or Drama?

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Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are two super-heavy weights in the contemporary American comedy scene, so with the prospect of a movie starring the two of them we expect to be the biggest barrell of laughs around. However, despite being billed as a dramatic comedy, the trailer implies that Admission will be much more of an emotional venture than we'd ever expect. 

Fey plays Portia, an admissions officer at the Ivy League university, Princeton. On a standard admissions trip she bumps into her old classmate, played by Paul Rudd and is painfully thrust into a situation that forces her to confront some ancient secrets from her own life. Though light hearted, the film certainly deals with some heavy topics, such as single-parenthood and parenthood itself, so despite the incredibly funny cast, it looks as though this movie could render as many laughs as tears. Fey seems more than comfortable in the change of role and Rudd has always been a bit of a dramedy chameleon, so while the trailer doesn't look to light up our lives with extraordinary cinematic originality, it certainly wont be a flop.

Admission is directed by Paul Weitz, who's responsible for About A Boy (another dramedy) and also features Lily Tomlin, Gloria Reuben and Michael Sheen. It opens in US cinemas on March 8th next year, but will be reaching the UK much sooner- December 21st. 

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This Is 40 Trailer

'This Is 40' is a spin-off of 2007 film 'Knocked Up' and surrounds the lives of husband and wife Pete and Debbie. Debbie is the sister of Alison, the woman who the 'Knocked Up' main protagonist Ben gets pregnant after a one night stand. Debbie's own tempestuous relationship with Pete is touched upon in this film when she and him separate briefly after she finds out he keeps disappearing at strange hours to play fantasy baseball thus finding an escape from married life. 'This Is 40' follows their marriage in more depth some years on. Debbie is turning forty and is generally depressed about life let alone her marriage, Pete is finding more ways to escape and their kids are going through difficult stages.

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How Do You Know Review


Brooks is back with another warm, smart romance along the lines of As Good As It Gets. The snappy characters are well-played by a strong cast, which makes it steadily entertaining even if it's not hugely believable.

Professional softball player Lisa (Witherspoon) and businessman Paul (Rudd) are strangers who are set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. But they discount the possibility of even meeting because Paul has become serious with his girlfriend (Conn) and Lisa is seeing a star baseball player (Wilson). Then their lives both take a turn. Lisa is cut from her team, and Paul becomes the target of a Federal investigation into the business he runs for his father (Nicholson). As their paths keep crossing, they begin to see each other in a different light.

As usual, Brooks writes extremely clever dialog that blends brainy sassiness and emotional resonance, and the film is packed with scenes in which characters have all kinds of lucid insight into the nature or relationships, usually in contrast to someone who's extremely clueless. The formula is a bit of a strain, but it keeps us engaged, mainly because the script crackles with hilariously incisive one-liners and comical gags.

And the cast members all play their roles as if they're sliding into comfy slippers. Witherspoon and Wilson are funny and laid back as well as effortlessly astute and oblivious, respectively. Rudd is breezy and adorable even as his life is flooded with sadness. Nicholson squirms a bit in an against-type role but comes up with some fine comical moments. And everyone is hugely likeable, even when two of them do rather nasty things to the other two.

Although actually they only think nasty thoughts, because the film never gets very down and dirty about the story's dark corners. It's one of those films that skims happily across the surface while making pointed observations that catch us off guard because they seem to reveal something about the nature of relationships. This leaves us feeling warm and thoughtful, even if the film ultimately fades from memory in about the time it takes for the lights to come up in the cinema.

How Do You Know Trailer

Since being cut from the USA softball team Lisa hasn't been having the best time of it, her relationship with her professional baseball pitcher boyfriend isn't as strong as she'd like and there's not much else going on in her life; until she meets George in a lift, George is instantly infatuated with the beautiful Lisa and so begins a love triangle, but who'll win out? The business man in the middle of a crisis or the baseball player?

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Dinner For Schmucks Review

This silly American remake of a silly French comedy provides its cast with some lively and often hilarious characters. But there's not much else going on here.

Thankfully, the moralising sentimentality is kept to a minimum.

Tim (Rudd) is hoping to get a promotion at work, but his boss (Greenwood) wants him to prove himself by joining their Dinner for Winners, at which each executive must turn up with the biggest idiot they can find. Tim's girlfriend (Szostak) is appalled by the idea, and even more furious when she meets Tim's new "friend" Barry (Carell), an overeager goofball who creates elaborate tableaux with dead mice. It's pretty clear that Barry will win the competition, but he'll probably destroy Tim's life in the process.

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Dinner for Schmucks Trailer

Tim loves his job, and he knows that any employee who wishes to climb the executive ladder may have to do things that they're not morally comfortable with; when Tim is invited to dinner by his boss he's elated but when it's revealed his dining partner won't be his fiancé Julie, he must find a 'remarkable' person to take to dinner, the person with the most impressive guest is rewarded with work benefits. After speaking with Julie, Tim decides he's going to take the moral highroad and give dinner a miss but when he accidentally hits a man in his Porsche, he can't believe how perfect this guy would be for the meal.

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Year One Review

The filmmakers and cast find a few great laughs in this flimsy premise, but the whole film is so underdeveloped that it hardly seems to be up there on screen at all.

In a prehistoric woodland village, the goof-off Zed (Black) isn't a very good hunter, while the smart-but-shy Oh (Cera) isn't the best gatherer. After breaking the community's one rule, they're banished, heading off over the mountains. There they run into the biblical world, linking up with Cain (the hilariously slippery Cross), Abraham (Azaria) and Isaac (Mintz-Plasse) on the way to Sodom to rescue their enslaved semi-girlfriends (Raphael and Temple).

But a nasty soldier (Jones), scheming princess (Wilde) and flamboyant high priest (Platt) are in their way.

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Monsters Vs. Aliens Review

It's a title that promises much more than it could ever truly deliver. It plays on B-movie fans' wildest dreams but offers them something much less successful. It comes from Dreamworks, which means it will either be completely faithful to its unusual source material (a la Kung Fu Panda's homage to the films of Asian martial arts experts the Shaw brothers) or rely on the tired, post-Shrek formula of animation artistry meshed with tired pop culture quips. So what, exactly, does the latest CG spectacle Monsters vs. Aliens truly have to offer? Sadly, it's a little bit of moviemaking magic surrounded by loads and loads of scripted stupidity.

While planning for her wedding to local newsman Derek Dietl (voice of Paul Rudd), Susan Murphy (Reese Witherspoon) is hit by an enormous meteorite containing a mysterious alien element. It instantly causes her to grow in size to gigantic proportions. Naturally, this leads the government, under the director of General W. R. Monger (Kiefer Sutherland) to capture the gal and take her back to his top secret compound. There, he keeps other so-called "monsters" -- mad scientist turned bug Dr. Cockroach (Hugh Laurie), an aquatic fish man known as the Missing Link (Will Arnett), a blob like biological accident named B.O.B. (Seth Rogen), and Insectosaurus, a building-sized pest with an ear-shattering scream. As America's first line of defense against trouble, the team is put to the test when extraterrestrial tyrant Gallaxhar (Rainn Wilson) arrives, ready to take over Earth.

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I Love You, Man Review

Very Good
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to come up with the plot for a romantic comedy. After all, most follow the same basic recipe: boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back, the end. I Love You, Man was born when someone tossed a gimmick into the formula. The film doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it does turn the ingredients upside down, and it's quite refreshing.

Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd) is a mild-mannered Los Angeles real estate agent, and his girl is Zooey Rice (Rashida Jones). They have been dating for less than a year, but are madly in love. As the movie opens, Peter proposes, and Zooey accepts. Immediately, she calls her friends to celebrate. This makes Peter realize that he has no buddies to call; he doesn't even have anyone to be his best man.

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Role Models Review

Role Models, David Wain's third feature as a director and co-writer, may be the first of the erstwhile The State member's films to actually feel fully-formed. Wain's first two films, Wet Hot American Summer and last year's The Ten, felt more like collections of sketches and improvisational quips left over from sessions with his cohorts in The State and Stella, his other cancelled sketch show, than classic, three-act-structured movies. These aren't necessarily bad qualities when dealing with humor. In fact, both The Ten and Wet Hot American Summer are much funnier overall than his latest, but the softening of content is traded for a comforting semblance of plot.

As with his past two efforts, Wain's latest is top-lined by the invaluable Paul Rudd, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Wain. He plays Danny, a spokesperson for Minotaur Energy Drink who spends his days telling teenagers not to do drugs with a fluffy Minotaur dancing behind him. Inside that jolly Minotaur costume is Wheeler (Seann William Scott), a co-worker who wants nothing more than to be Dan's friend and get laid. This comes as a surprise as it seems that Danny has no friends save for his girlfriend Beth (Elizabeth Banks), and even she is beginning to tire of his wasting-my-life hissy fits. It's when Beth breaks it off that Dan loses it and tells a cafeteria filled with teenagers how awesome drugs are and how life sucks. That's before he mounts the Minotaur Mobile upon a statue of a horse.

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I Could Never Be Your Woman Review

Very Good
Rosie (Michelle Pfeiffer), the lead character in Amy Heckerling's I Could Never Be Your Woman, is believably beleaguered in a manner not often seen in a Hollywood romantic comedy, where a typical dilemma has an attractive young woman torn between a hot jerk and an ideal husband. Rosie is a single mother in her 40s, working her ass off on a youth-culture sitcom and fighting against the prevailing notion that women in the entertainment industry must approach but never touch the age of 28. Of course, she's also clearly loaded, providing a privileged life for her tweenage daughter Izzie (Saoirse Ronan); it's still a movie, after all.

The circumstances of Heckerling's clearly autobiographical film (she worked on the TV version of Clueless for several years following that film's release, which she also directed) mirrors its character's mix of luxury and messiness: It's a feature film with a decent budget and several recognizable stars that got caught up in a distribution mess and wound up proceeding straight to DVD. The movie itself is a bit of a mess, too, with weird interludes where Tracey Ullman, playing Mother Nature(!), harangues Rosie about the unstoppable march of time. Heckerling is fond of this technique; as the screenwriter-director, she pauses the movie for diatribes of her own about the destructive nature of beauty standards, the absurdity of network executives and standards and practices monitors, and the insanity of reality TV -- topics that seem to have been festering for a good decade or so.

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Over Her Dead Body Review

Very Good
"'Til death do us part" rarely works in Hollywood, where screenwriters bring soul mates back as actual souls to haunt the loved ones they've recently departed.

The latest spirit disturbed for the good of a joke is Kate (Eva Longoria Parker), the classic "Bridezilla" who bites the dust on her wedding day. Kate is crushed by an ice-sculpted angel, a gruesome death that leads to one of several sharp gags when Kate ends up in heavenly Limbo. Blocked from entering the afterlife, Kate must return to Earth -- she assumes -- to protect her fiancé Henry (Paul Rudd) from any advancing love interests. But that's only half true, much to Kate's chagrin.

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The Ten Review

Very Good
In a sane, level-headed and clear-eyed world, early '90s sketch group The State (also a TV show) would still be practicing their ambitious and absurd brand of screwball comedy. Sadly, Scooter Libby gets fresh air and sunshine while the boys and girls of The State have been relegated to obscurity, scattering like cockroaches in a well-lit kitchen to different comedic prospects. Most of the members found their way to Comedy Central's cannily-hilarious Reno 911! where State leads Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant, and Kerri Kenney are series cornerstones. Almost every other member of the troupe has made a recurring or cameo spot on the program but the effect has never been as lively or precarious as the best moments of The State.

With a few celebrities on board, the group assembles (with a few exceptions) for key member David Wain's The Ten, a foul-mouthed, dirty-as-diapers, Republican-baiting retelling of the Ten Commandments. The stories are stitched together by a loose narrative thread involving a man (Paul Rudd) serving as narrator who is leaving his wife (Famke Janssen) for a younger ditz (Jessica Alba).

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Knocked Up Review

What separates the films and television series of Judd Apatow from the rom-com epidemic (I feel that term is fair) is a singular word: growth. Apatow's works spend time with their characters, main and supporting, enough so that we can sincerely laugh with them and understand their decisions. It goes for his oeuvre overall as well: from the troubles of teenagers (Freaks & Geeks) to the pre-paranoia of college life (Undeclared) to the struggle of leaving your youth behind (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Apatow builds, thematically, with each project. And that's how we finally come to Knocked Up.

Ben (Seth Rogen) holds onto drugs and buffoonery the way Andy in Virgin held onto childhood/teenage obsession. He spends his days smoking cannabis, making herpes jokes with his roommates and marking when celebrities get naked in films for a forthcoming website, It's at a local club that he meets Alison (Katherine Heigl), a newly-promoted correspondent for the E! network. After a fumbling flirtation and a bevy of drinks, Ben and Alison return to her sister's guest house, willing and ready to make a mistake. That mistake blooms, after 8 weeks, into an unexpected pregnancy, forcing Ben into adulthood and Alison into a relationship that mirrors her sister Debbie's (Apatow's wife Leslie Mann) marriage to Pete (the reliable Paul Rudd).

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Diggers Review

Listless clam diggers in 1970s Long Island... sounds like a recipe for comedy, right?

I'm not sure what director Katherine Dieckmann (best known as an R.E.M. video director) thought she was grabbing hold of here, but this melodrama (tinged with cheap gags) is all atmosphere, broad Lawn Guyland accents, and jokes at the expense of Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Even the "crying Indian" makes an appearance.

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Paul Rudd Opens Up About The Final Weeks Of 'Friends'

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Paul Rudd, a regular on the hit comedy series 'Friends', has opened up about the sitcoms final weeks of production and how weird they felt for him, having not been part of the series from the start. In 'Friends', Rudd played the character of Mike, the boyfriend and later husband of Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow). He admits that despite his attempts to be supportive to the cast and crew, he never really knew what to say to them.

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He explained the end of an era and the emotions of the main cast, by explaining: "It was pretty emotional for them. I was honoured to be in it but there was a lot of crying even during the read through and the taping. I felt as if I absolutely shouldn't be there. It felt as if I was watching somebody bathe. It just wasn't right."

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