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Rachael Leigh Cook at the World premiere of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' held at Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th December 2016

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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

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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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Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies - Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies Los Angeles, California - 18th Annual Race To Erase MS held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Arrivals Friday 29th April 2011

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Rachel Leigh Cook Wednesday 18th November 2009 US Weekly's Hot Hollywood 2009 Party held at Voyeur West Hollywood, California

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Rachel Leigh Cook Monday 17th August 2009 leaving Cafe Med West Hollywood, California

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The Lodger Review


Bad
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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Nancy Drew Review


Very 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


Good
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.

Tangled Review


Weak
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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Get Carter (2000) Review


Weak
Forget Get Carter. Instead... get me a cup of coffee.

What the hell has happened to all good American action movies? Did I unknowingly miss a meeting somewhere? When did all of the bad-ass, kicking butt and taking names, gun-toting, crazed, vengeful characters of the 1980s -- from such films as Commando, Cobra, Predator, Raw Deal, First Blood -- suddenly turn into innocent, compassionate, sensitive, teary-eyed knuckleheads. The only place to turn these days for an honest action film is towards the East -- and I don't mean New York City.

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She's All That Review


OK
Well, as it turns out, she's not all that. She's like half that. Maybe less. I'd say 30 percent that.

70 percent crap.

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Tempo Review


Terrible
No matter how large your crush on Rachael Leigh Cook might be, do not see Tempo. It'll ruin your image of her forever. In this pathetic film, Cook is an oblivious American inexplicably brought to Paris to work in an ultra-luxe jewelry shop -- which is in the midst of being cased by a young robber (Hugh Dancy) and his geriatric girlfriend (Melanie Griffith). Love triangle develops, and robbery goes badly (we see it's aftermath, Reservoir Dogs-style, in the first scene). Unfortunately, Tempo needs to up its body count by at least three, and in the first 10 minutes of the film, to merit anything beyond a "you must avoid this film!" rating.

Blow Dry Review


Weak
Hmmm, what's this movie with Josh Hartnett and Rachael Leigh Cook on the cover? Must be some nutty teen comedy, right?

Well, with one cancer diagnosis and one death in the first 15 minutes, Blow Dry is hardly the feel-good romance you'd expect. Strikingly similar to The Big Tease, Blow Dry tells the story of a haircutting competition that descends on a small town in Britain. Celebrities (well, celebrity stylists) from around England arrive to compete, and the local boys get into the act as well. But while the drama unfolds with models and shears, another drama takes place among the locals -- largely involving various romances and a singular cancer victim.

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29 Palms (2002) Review


Bad
You're a filmmaker with a quirky cast but no money to actually shoot your movie. What do you do?

Well, you borrow the oldest trick in the book by putting your characters in the desert, where you can pretty much shoot your movie for free!

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The Lodger Movie Review

The Lodger Movie Review

Marie Belloc Lowndes' 1913 novel, The Lodger, based on the grisly Jack the Ripper killings...

Nancy Drew Movie Review

Nancy Drew Movie Review

After watching the postmodern teen-detective stars of Brick and Veronica Mars, reviving Nancy Drew, girl...

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Stateside Movie Review

Stateside Movie Review

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Josie and the Pussycats Movie Review

Josie and the Pussycats Movie Review

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Get Carter (2000) Movie Review

Get Carter (2000) Movie Review

Forget Get Carter. Instead... get me a cup of coffee.What the hell has happened...

The Hi-Line Movie Review

The Hi-Line Movie Review

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She's All That Movie Review

She's All That Movie Review

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