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Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 'Max'

Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies - Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' 'Max' at the Egyptian Theatre - Arrivals at Egyptian Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd June 2015

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Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies shopping at The Grove

Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies - Rachael Leigh Cook and husband, Daniel Gillies shopping at The Grove in Hollywood at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th December 2014

Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies

UKTV Live Showcase

 Eric Mccormack and  Rachael Leigh Cook - At the UKTV Live Showcase, various celebrities were photographed on the Red Carpet Philips, Howick Place, London ahead of the filming for the 2013-2014 Showcase. - Thursday 4th September 2014

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Eric Mccormack and Rachael Leigh Cook
Eric Mccormack and Rachael Leigh Cook

PaleyFest 2014: 'Originals' presentation

Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies - PaleyFest 2014: 'Originals' presentation held at The Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 22nd March 2014

Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
Rachael Leigh Cook
Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies

PaleyFest 2014 Originals presentation

Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies - PaleyFest 2014 - "Originals" presentation held at The Dolby Theatre. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 23rd March 2014

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Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
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Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies
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Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies Expecting Baby In The Fall!


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Rachael Leigh Cook, the star of Perception, is pregnant with her first child and will give birth in the fall. She and Vampire Diaries star husband Daniel Gillies confirmed the happy news to Us Weekly.

"I've been hiding my rapidly growing bump while shooting but this kiddo is vying for screen time," Cook joked, "We clearly have a future actor on our hands." Cook is currently shooting the second season of her show Perception. Meanwhile Gillies quipped, "A lot of people are asking whether I'd prefer a boy or a girl. In truth, it doesn't matter to me - I just can't wait to meet little Keanu RoboCop." Though the actor is best known for the Vampire Diaries, though he's signed up to star in The CW's spinoff The Originals which will also star Joseph Morgan and Claire Holt.

Cook and hubby Gillies tied the knot in August 2004 and have a strong working relationship together, as well as a romantic one. They collaborated on the Showtime movie Broken Kingdom, which will premiere on Wednesday May 15 at 8pm.

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The Lodger Review


Terrible
Marie Belloc Lowndes' 1913 novel, The Lodger, based on the grisly Jack the Ripper killings in turn-of-the-century London, has been grist for the movie pulp mill ever since its publication. Knockoff versions of the story trace the history of film, from Pabst's Pandora's Box and all the way to mad psycho James Spader in Jack's Back and Daffy Duck taking on the Shropshire Slasher in Deduce You Say. The most famous version of the novel itself was the first Hitchcock-style Hitchcock film, the 1927 silent The Lodger starring Ivor Novello, who later recreated his role in a 1932 sound remake. The most atmospheric version of the tale was John Brahm's 1944 Fox redux with the creepy Laird Cregar as the notorious murderer.

Now writer/director David Ondaatje has come along with a contemporary version of the story, updated to the mean streets of L.A. in 2009. And this new version of The Lodger also has atmosphere in spades.

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Blonde Ambition Review


Unbearable
Earlier this year, Blonde Ambition made record-breaking headlines. Not for anything good, mind you, but for its opening day box office. One source said the movie logged a whopping 48 paying customers on Friday, earning the film $350 total. By the time the movie was out of theaters altogether, it had made less than $7,000.

Blonde Ambition, alas, ultimately earned substantially more than it deserved. As a star vehicle for Jessica Simpson, produced by her dad (with the aid of seven other producers), it's a rolling disaster from start to finish.

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Nancy Drew Review


Good
After watching the postmodern teen-detective stars of Brick and Veronica Mars, reviving Nancy Drew, girl detective, might seem a redundant, backwards task. The trailers for this project appeared in line with those expectations, casting Nancy in what looked like a snarky, reductive fusion of The Brady Bunch Movie and Mean Girls: the '50s-style sleuth adrift in cynical modern (which is to say, imminently outdated) high school.

But Andrew Fleming's take on Nancy Drew turns out to be a snappy charmer. Though the film takes place in the present, Nancy's life could still be described by the MPAA tags on a trailer for a PG movie: mild peril, brief teen partying; she hasn't been glammed into 2007. But the film uses this mildness to its advantage, starting with the decision not to play Nancy's old-fashioned virtues -- lawful curiosity, modest fashions, and an unfailing politeness even in the face of peril -- for satire. That is not to say that Nancy (Emma Roberts, niece of Julia, son of Eric) isn't oblivious to modern life; she knows about iPods and laptops. She's just old-fashioned (she prefers vinyl and books), which makes her dedication to old-timey detecting (or "sleuthing," as she calls it) all the more individualistic, even touching, as well as sweetly funny.

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11:14 Review


OK
Car crashes seem to be ripe material for screenwriters looking for a hook to hang their movies on. From Intersection to Crash to Crash (the other one), this seems to be a well-travelled genre. 11:14 adds another notch in that post, a Rashomon-like story of a half-dozen characters who all intersect on one quiet road at 11:14 PM, which results in the loss of at least one life, one male member, a lot of cash, and endless property damage. The immediate before and after of the event contain even more chaos, including a gunshot wound for Hilary Swank.. The film tells each story in sequence, each time adding a little more context to this bizarre series of events, and each time causing us to care a little bit less about what exactly happened. It's not terrible filmmaking, but the plot's "cleverness" will hardly knock your boots off.

The Naked Man Review


Weak
Nothing makes you want to see a movie as much as a title like The Naked Man, does it? Feels like a vanity project: Michael Rapaport is Edward Blis, a chiropracter becomes a wrestler (clad in a leotard painted with the human anatomy, he's known as "the naked man") and later a sort of vigilante super-hero. Rapaport isn't terribly memorable, nor is the oddball script (co-written by Ethan Coen), but give it a whirl if only for Rachael Leigh Cook's leather-clad, hair-teased psycho-vixen, with love/hate tattooed across her breasts.

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway Review


Grim
Is it a thriller disguised as a weepy drama or a weepy drama disguised as a thriller?

An amnesiac teen (Wood) struggles to regain his memory... or does he??? By the time the deep dark secret is revealed, you may not care any more. And Janeane Garofalo as an experimental medical researcher is just about as inexplicable as the film's title.

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Stateside Review


Grim
Stateside is interesting, for awhile, in the way that it fractures and places together pieces of several youth-movie subgenres. We have here, at various points, Rich Kid Makes Good; Opposed Young Love; Gaining Character in Grueling Boot Camp; and, most dubious of all, Mental Illness Romance. Starring in all of these mini-movies are Jonathan Tucker as Mark DeLoach, rich kid sent to the U.S. Marines in lieu of jail time for a DWI; and Rachael Leigh Cook as Dori Lawrence, schizophrenic star of stage and screen.

This sounds ridiculous, and sometimes it is -- when this mash-up isn't telling an engagingly off-kilter story with clever and/or strange details. For example, when Mark keeps a '40s-style pin-up in his Marine locker, there's a weird joke in the fact that the poster actually is the girl waiting for him back home. And that it's actually the '80s (you can tell because, like seemingly all quasi-hip characters in a sensitive youth-driven indie movie, everyone is constantly going to see The Evil Dead in theaters).

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Josie and the Pussycats Review


Good
Remember all those television-themed movies in the 90s, big-screen versions of TV favorites that were devoid of any energy (The Flintstones, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Little Rascals, Sgt. Bilko)? Well, forget that problem with Josie and the Pussycats. This pop culture comedy is just popping with giggles, laughs, rockin' tunes, a smart script, and an infectious spirit.

If you're old enough to remember the Josie and the Pussycats cartoon (from the Archie comics), but young enough to have actually watched it, you'll dig this. The plot is a kick -- a trio of peace-loving, friends 4-ever, rockin' chicks get hurled into the limelight as the next big thing... only to realize they're just a corporate vessel carrying subliminal messages that make teenagers part with their cash.

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Tangled Review


Grim
Hey, it's the first lame direct-to-DVD movie of 2003!

Tangled purports to describe the complicated love triangle among three college kids: She's All That hottie Rachael Leigh Cook, mysterious Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, and slack-jawed yokel Shawn Hatosy (Outside Providence). Tough choices all around, for sure.

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