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Alice (Reese Witherspoon) is a 40-year-old single mother of two young daughters living in Los Angeles, newly separated from her husband (Michael Sheen). She's going through a crisis in her life, and is trying to fill the emptiness in her life with booze and the company of three young male filmmakers (Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander and Jon Rudnitsky) whom she invites to move in with her on her birthday to help them get their careers on track. Of course, that only serves to make her life more complicated when she starts developing feelings for one of them, a bond is created between all four of them and her husband does his best to let her know his feelings on the whole situation. On the other hand, her mother tries to convince her that her questionable decisions may not be the worst she's ever made.
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The actress married the talent agent just three days after her birthday in 2011
Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has celebrated her sixth wedding anniversary with husband Jim Toth - just three days after her birthday. The Legally Blonde star marked the milestone just days after her 41st birthday with a sweet snap of her and her beau.
Reese Witherspoon celebrated six years married to her husband Jim Toth
The mum-of-three posted a picture of the pair looking out into the ocean, with Jim’s left arm over her shoulder.
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Apparently amazing actors don't necessarily make for a good show.
It's not everyday you see top Hollywood stars the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman band together for a TV drama, but that's what made the prospect of HBO's 'Big Little Lies' all the more exciting. Unfortunately, the story itself has on the whole proved rather mediocre.
Reese Witherspoon stars in 'Big Little Lies'
Based on the 2014 best-selling Liane Moriarty novel of the same name, this 7-episode mini-series seems to be something of a disappointment to the general consensus of critics. It's about a trio of Californian housewives whose children all go to the same elementary school, with their personal lives intertwining and culminating in disaster.
Continue reading: 'Big Little Lies': The Critics Consensus Has Been Less Than Positive
The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of likeable animals through a variety of plots and adventures, there's plenty for everyone in the audience to connect with. So even if the climactic action mayhem gets a bit ridiculous, the movie keeps us laughing. And it also makes us want to get up on that stage and belt out a few numbers.
It's set in a city populated by animals. Buster (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who has been obsessed with musical theatre since he saw the diva Nana (Jennifer Hudson then Jennifer Saunders) perform when he was a child. So he grew up and bought the theatre. Now with audiences waning, he stages a musical competition to save the theatre. In the auditions, he selects his finalists: anarchist porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), jazzy mafioso mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane) and silky voiced gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton). He also teams up two pigs as a double-act: frazzled housewife Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and German dancer Gunter (Nick Kroll). There's also golden-voiced elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), who's too shy to face the audience so takes a role backstage. Of course, nothing goes as planned.
The key conflict comes from Buster's frantic efforts to avoid bankruptcy, plus rather half-hearted action subplots involving a gang of bears and Johnny's criminally minded relatives. These generate quite a bit of tension that erupts into rather outrageously destructive slapstick along the way. More interesting are the personal journeys of the various contestants, especially as Ash, Meena and Johnny all discover their voices and Rosita finds inventive ways to balance her long-lost career with her role as a mother to 25 rambunctious piglets. Yes, the film is rather crowded with characters and storylines, and the animation looks plasticky, but everything comes together cleverly,
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The actress says she's ready for round three.
Reese Witherspoon is apparently well up for a third 'Legally Blonde' movie, and fans are hoping that this time we'll see Elle Woods run for President. The actress had so much fun on the sets of both films that she thinks now is the perfect time for number three.
Reese Witherspoon wants to star in 'Legally Blonde 3'
The original Golden Globe nominated movie was released in 2001 with the sequel having followed in 2003. They followed a Harvard student turned lawyer whose work, despite her Californian image, impresses her peers so much that she ends 'Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde' with a number of job prospects. It also sees her set her sights on the White House.
Continue reading: Reese Witherspoon: 'Women Need 'Legally Blonde 3'
The actress says for too many years she’s been the only woman on set.
The female-driven drama is of particular importance to Reese, who’s fighting to address the gender imbalance in Hollywood and make sure more women’s voices are heard.
Reese Witherspoon has spoken out against Hollywood’s Smurfette Syndrome
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The eight instalment of the franchise shows no signs of slowing down
Disney sci-fi, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, continues to dominate the US Box Office with the franchise expected to deliver a third week at the top of the charts. Since premiering on December 16th, the eighth instalment in the Star Wars franchise has grossed $439 million in the US alone.
Diego Luna at the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Premiere
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Matthew McConaughey voiced his first ever animated characters this year.
In Kubo and the Two Strings Matthew Mcconaughey played the Beetle, and now he has the lead role as the koala Buster in the musical comedy Sing. And he discovered that he loves this kind of work.
"There's a real freedom to it that I look forward to taking back to my live-action acting," he says. "There's no self-consciousness whatsoever, because there's not a visual. You can wear shades and a hat and pyjamas if you want!"
Buster judging in Sing
Continue reading: Matthew McConaughey And Reese Witherspoon Love Working On Animations
Reese Witherspoon has landed a role in 'Home Again', although the role was rumoured to be given to 'Bridesmaids' star Rose Byrne.
Reese Witherspoon has landed a role in 'Home Again'.
The 40-year-old actress is set to star in the upcoming movie and has been cast as the separated mother-of-two in the production, which was initially set to be played by Rose Byrne, and is penned by Hallie Meyers-Shyer, who will also direct the project.
The forthcoming production will see Witherspoon relocate to Los Angeles, California, with her family in a bid to start afresh, although her life becomes more hectic when she befriends three young men.
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It’s been 15 years since Witherspoon played Elle Woods in the original movie.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since Reese Witherspoon played aspiring lawyer Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. But to celebrate the film’s anniversary (and prove she hasn't aged at all in 15 years) the actress re-created some of Elle’s most famous looks on Instagram.
The studio announced nine upcoming live-action features, based on classic tales.
Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book continues its reign on the top of the US box office, so far taking over $500 million worldwide.
Emma Stone will star as Cruella de Vil in a new Disney movie.
The studio did not specify release dates for any of the upcoming films, but did reveal the prime release dates they have set aside for the next three years. The dates Disney has claimed are: July 28, 2017 (instead of Dec. 22, 2017); April 6, 2018; Aug. 3, 2018; Dec. 25, 2018; and Dec. 20, 2019.
Reese also received a special private performance from Taylor Swift.
Reese Witherspoon celebrated turning 40 in style on Saturday, with a star-studded, fun-filled birthday party. Reese, who officially celebrates her birthday on Tuesday (March 22nd), enjoyed an extra special bash at the Warwick, in Hollywood, California, where she was joined by some very famous faces.
Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life for the theatre he loves. His sunny disposition is somewhat hindered at the thought of his once great and popular theatre being lost. In need of making money, Buster must come up with an idea to save his theatre - and if it can be helped, also encourage the animals of his home town also become enthusiastic about live entertainment.
Buster's secretary accidentally advertises a singing contest to the residents, the flyer explains that they're looking for a fantastic new talent and the winner of the competition will win 100,000 dollars! Buster finds his theatre is once again the centre of a bustling metropolis and goes ahead with the auditions.
There's a few standout performers including a mom who's life revolves around her 25 piglets, a gorilla who's trying to break away from a bad way of life and a small mouse who might be small but has all the wits and sneaky ambition of the other contestants combined!
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Witherspoon recalled a script for a "terrible" comedy she was sent about 4 years ago that inspired her to change her career.
Reese Witherspoon has revealed that an “awful… terrible” script she received a few years ago helped make up her mind to move into production and to star in more meaningful projects.
The 39 year old actress, who used to be famous for throwaway movies in the noughties, has undergone something of a renaissance in the last few years, with credits in the likes of Wild and Gone Girl making her one of the more respected female actors in the industry. She also spearheaded the '#AskHerMore' effort on Twitter to get reporters to ask female interviewees more than just about their appearances or family.
Reese Witherspoon spoke about an "awful" script she was sent a few years ago
Witherspoon has joined the list of famous names speaking out over this year’s Oscar nominations.
As the debate over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominations continues, Reese Witherspoon has become the latest star to speak out. On Thursday the actress shared a Time magazine article about the Academy’s problem with diversity on her Facebook page and added that she would like to see ‘more diverse voting membership’.
Reese Witherspoon would like to see more diversity in the Academy’s membership.
‘I really appreciated this article in TIME on the lack of racial and gender diversity in this year's Oscar nominations,’ Witherspoon, who herself is an Academy member wrote. ‘So disappointed that some of 2015's best films, filmmakers and performances were not recognized.’
Continue reading: Reese Witherspoon Joins Oscars Debate And Calls For More Diversity
Reese Witherspoon - Actress Shailene Woodley and co star Reese Witherspoon spotted on the set of "Big Little Lies" filming in Pasadena Ca. Shailene and Reese will be starring for 1 episode of the HBO tv series. - Pasadena, California, United States - Wednesday 13th January 2016
Reese Witherspoon - 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3Labs at 3Labs - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th November 2015
Reese Witherspoon - 19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Hollywood Film Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 1st November 2015
Ava Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon , Deacon Phillippe - 29th American Cinematheque Award honoring Reese Witherspoon - Arrivals at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 31st October 2015
Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar, who starred in ‘Cruel Intentions’, reunited on Thursday night (28th May) to watched a musical version of the teen melodrama.
The stars of the 1999 hit Cruel Intentions reunited for a special comedy musical version of the film. Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair, who played wealthy New York teenagers in a fatal spiral of seduction and betrayal, shared pictures from when they went to see Cruel Intentions: The Completely Unauthorised Musical on Thursday (28th May).
Reese Witherspoon reunited with her Cruel Intentions co-stars on Thursday.
The cast and crew of forthcoming drama biopic 'Wild' talk about Jean-Marc Vallée's direction and Reese Witherspoon's portrayal of Cheryl Strayed; an author who walked over 2,500 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail in a bid to come to terms with the problems in her life. Among them are Reese, Jean-Marc and Cheryl themselves, as well as producers Bruna Papandrea and Nathan Ross, cinematographer Yves Belanger and Reese's co-star Laura Dern.
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Paul Thomas Anderson joins forces with Joaquin Phoenix for another mood piece.
Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson are back with another team effort. The trailer for Inherent Vice dropped on Monday and, going on that alone, we’ll call this a must-see. It’s an adaptation of Thomas Pichon’s novel of the same name and follows stoner P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend’s (Katherine Waterston) wealthy boyfriend. Besides Phoenix himself, the film stars Josh Brolin as the stuffy LAPD detective Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornson, while Reese Witherspoon plays deputy DA Penny Kimball. Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, and Benicio Del Toro round out an all-star cast.
'Gone Girl' opened the New York Film Festival on Friday 26th September. In addition to the film's cast - some of whom include Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris and Rosamund Pike - other famous faces who attended the event included Reese Witherspoon, Lisa Banes and David Clennon.
The opening of the New York Film Festival on Friday (26th September) was attended by many of the great and the good from the acting community. Check out the pictures from the red carpet!
Ben Affleck stars in Gone Girl.
Witherspoon stars in two films set to premiere at TIFF 2014 that see her undertake dramatically different roles.
Ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival, a great deal of talk is about Reese Witherspoon and a possible career revival a la Matthew McConaughey’s ‘McConaissance’. The 38 year old actress stars in two films that are set to premiere at the festival: Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild and Phillippe Falardeau’s The Good Lie.
Reese Witherspoon takes on two very different roles - can she 'do a McConaughey'?
Both of them see Witherspoon take on dramatically different roles to the ones for which she’s best known. Wild features Witherspoon as a woman venturing out into the wilderness with a huge backpack to cover a thousand miles, and is based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir, a book for which Witherspoon apparently immediately bought up the film rights before it was even published. The second, The Good Lie, casts Witherspoon as a young American woman assigned to help four young Sudanese refugees who have won a lottery for relocation to the US.
Continue reading: Could Reese Witherspoon Be Set For A 'McConaissance'?
Kate Hudson steals focus at Zach Braff's premiere, the cast rolls out for Planes 2 in L.A., and Pudsey the dog launches his movie in London. We also get new glimpses 20,000 Days on Earth, Laggies, Wild and Disney-Marvel's Big Hero 6...
A sleek and sexy Kate Hudson wowed the red carpet at the New York premiere of her new film Wish I Was Here. She was accompanied on the night by director-cowriter-star Zach Braff as well as costars Donald Faison, Ashley Greene and Joey King. The film is about a 35-year-old man trying to figure out his life, career and family. Look through the full premiere gallery here.
In Los Angeles, Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Hal Holbrook, Erik Estrada and Brad Garrett were on hand for the premiere of their new animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, which was held to benefit the L.A. Fire Department. Also in attendance were musicians Kesha, Ludacris and country singer Brad Paisley. Watch the trailer for Planes: Fire & Rescue here.
Reese Witherspoon laughs about her April arrest ordeal as Chelsea Handler brings it up at the Elle awards show yesterday.
The talk show host is not particularly known for biting her tongue about uncomfortable subjects regarding her fellow celebrities, but her Legally Blonde actress pal didn't seem to mind as she chuckled at a joke Handler made about her troubles with the law. 'Personally, as a true friend, my favourite project of hers was an overlooked short film that she made earlier this year', she began at the awards ceremony on Monday (October 21st 2013). 'She plays a very inebriated housewife defending her inebriated husband.'
The quip referred to an incident in April when she and her husband Jim Toth were pulled over in Atlanta because the latter appeared to the cops to be over the legal alcohol limit. The Oscar winning actress, rather than wait in the car as she was told, got out and started hurling abuse at the police officer which ended up with her being arrested for disorderly conduct.
Actor Ben Affleck is strongly rumoured to be circling the role of Nick in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel.
Actor and perpetual nice guy Ben Affleck is reportedly in line to play lead character Nick, whose wife Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary, in Gone Girl - the David Fincher-directed adaptation of Gillian Flynn's hugely successful 2012 thriller in which suspense is created in Nick being is suspected for his wife's murder and disappearance.
Could Ben Affleck Take The Role Of Nick?
The Hollywood Reporter reckons Affleck's got the gig, with Flynn writing the screenplay and Reese Witherspoon and Leslie Dixon producing. It had been originally rumoured that Reece Witherspoon might play Amy as well as produce the movie, but apparently she won't be in front of the camera this time. It is not yet known whether Fincher's adaptation of Gone Girl will follow the choppy backwards-forwards narrative style of the novel, where the plotline is interspersed with extracts from Amy's diary but if his 2011 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake is anything to go by, it will be a quality piece of faithful filmmaking indeed.
Gone Girl seems to have found its male lead.
The production team of David Fincher’s upcoming Gone Girl is reportedly courting Ben Affleck for the lead role. The script is based on Gillian Flynn’s eponymous bestseller and the screenplay has been written by Flynn herself.
David Fincher will direct the Gillian Flynn adaptation.
The premise is a classic crime/thriller setup. During a young couple’s five-year anniversary, the wife goes missing. The husband quickly emerges as the prime suspect and is then forced to prove his innocence and, of course, find his wife. Affleck might be signing on for the part of the husband. A bit of background on Affleck’s potential character, Nick Dunne – he is a former writer and current bartender, who leaves behind the disappointments of New York to move with his wife back to his hometown in the Midwest. Rural peace and quiet ensue. Until the disappearance that is. Overall, this sounds like a part right up Affleck’s alley and apparently, it is only the potential for scheduling conflicts that is still holding back the actor.
The Reese Witherspoon arrest video trilogy is now a quadrilogy, with TMZ posting another angle of the infamous arrest online on Friday.
Reese Witherspoon shocked just about everyone last month when the seemingly golden girl of Hollywood was arrested for disorderly conduct following a confrontation with police whilst her husband, Jim Toth, was being cited for drunk driving. Anyway some good news did come out of the whole fiasco in the end; it was filmed and now the the whole scenario is available to watch online thanks to TMZ.
The celebrity gossip site published three videos of the incident on Thursday (May 2) and a fourth on Friday (May 3), with the latest one not featuring the Oscar-winning actress in the flesh, but making her various comments to the police very easy to hear. After Witherspoon argues with the cop, name-dropping herself in an attempt to get out of trouble a few times, the dashboard camera-filmed clip features a heated exchange between Witherspoon and Toth, with the actress questioning why her husband is even being arrested in the first place. She says, "I'm an American citizen, I can say whatever I want to on free ground. He does not have jurisdiction over the ground he speaks on. He does not. I'm allowed to say anything I want to say."
Reese Witherspoon's perfect behavioural record went as soon as her blonde locks did
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Reese Witherspoon's arrest video is full of classic moments. Mainly about being an American citizen.
A new video of Reese Witherspoon's arrest in Georgia has been released online, much to the delight of internet users. In a cringe worthy clip from start to finish, Witherspoon is seen being handcuffed and arrested after arguing with police who had begun questioning her husband Jim Toth for DUI.
The footage - which the police insist they did not leak - shows the Oscar winner getting out of her car to defend her husband only to be apprehended by officers. Here's the five cringiest moments:
1. "I'm a US citizen and I am allowed to stand on American ground and ask any question I want to ask." HAHA. Yep, Witherspoon actually said she was allowed to stand on American ground and ask any question she wanted.
Continue reading: Reese Witherspoon's Arrest Video: The Five Cringiest Moments [Video]
Reese Witherspoon explained her surprising arrest as just one of those "crazy nights."
Reese Witherspoon has dusted herself down and received some pretty sensible PR advice in the wake of her arrest in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month. The actress spoke out for the first time on the incident during Thursday’s Good Morning America, apologizing profusely while also remaining amiable and reminding audiences that she’s just little old Reese Witherspoon.
“It's one of those nights," Witherspoon told GMA's George Stephanopoulos. “We went out to dinner in Atlanta, had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. And it's just completely unacceptable. And we are so sorry and embarrassed. And we know better.” Stephanopoulos asked the 37-year-old why she and husband Jim Toth did not opt to call a cab after drinking,though all Witherspoon could offer was “just poor judgement.” The actress shocked her fans when it was reported she had played the celebrity card to get her husband off the hook, asking cops “do you know name?” though she also admitted to Stephanopoulos that she falsely claimed to be pregnant. “I think I've played a lawyer so many times in movies, I think I am a lawyer — and clearly I'm not a lawyer. So, I learned a lot,” she added.
Incidentally, Witherspoon’s next movie is titled The Good Lie, about a Sudanese refugee who is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in their new home in the United States. It hits theaters in December 2013.
Continue reading: Why Did Reese Witherspoon Tell Cops She Was Pregnant?
The actress opened up on Good Morning America to restore her slightly scuffed public image
Reese Witherspoon might have recently gotten the first blemish on her previously spotless reputation, but she handled it with more grace than your average celebrity. The Legally Blonde actress appeared on Good Morning America to talk about her recent DUI incident, why it happened, how it went down and why she would never do it again. She referred to the whole thing as just “one of those nights”.
“We went out to a restaurant in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine,” she explained. “We thought we were fine to drive and we were absolutely not, and we are so sorry and just so embarrassed… We know better and we shouldn’t have done that.”
Much like a “don’t drink and drive” public service announcement, the actress admitted that she and her husband should have taken a cab and that they should have known better, Access Hollywood reports. She also appeared to sincerely regret the way she had treated the police officer, who pulled the couple over that night: “I was so disrespectful to him,” the actress said. “I have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better. It’s just unacceptable.”
Continue reading: "It Will Never Happen Again" - Reese Witherspoon On Her DUI Misfortune
In a jam packed and fairly unforgettable week in Hollywood, Reese Witherspoon was arrested, Jennifer Lawrence debuted her new shorter locks, and Justin Bieber continues to do his best to forget about his pet monkey.
Walk The Line: arrested?! That was our first thought upon hearing the news this week. The amiable Louisiana native and all-round darling of Hollywood was cuffed by cops after getting rowdy over her husband Jim Toth's arrest. Oh, and she pulled out the "do you know who I am?" line. Cringe.
New Hair Alert: Jennifer Lawrence sort of stole the show at the GLAAD Media Awards this week, despite the appearance of former President of the United States, Bill Clinton. Debuting a shorter, darker hairstyle, Lawrence sent the social media world into overdrive. What do you think of the change?
Just in case you simply didn't believe that Reese had been cuffed by the cops... here's the evidence
New video footage of Reese Witherspoon, under arrest, has been released online, courtesy of Associated Press. If you’re a fan of silent movies, you’ll love this one. The footage, seemingly from CCTV and without any sound, shows Reese Witherspoon exiting a police car, as a policeman gently removes her handcuffs. As reality TV clips go, it’s a little lacking in drama, or substance, or, you know.. anything of interest, but just in case you didn’t believe the original stories about Reese getting herself handcuffed and arrested for disorderly conduct, well, here’s the blurry, distant footage that confirms that someone who, from a distance, definitely COULD be Reese Witherspoon, had a pair of handcuffs removed by a policeman, in a parking lot, somewhere. Not sure about you guys, but we’re kinda reeling from this one.
In case you weren’t already aware, Reese committed a terrible celebrity sin earlier this week and paid the price by getting herself arrested, in the process. What was this atrocious celebrity misdemeanour, I hear you ask… Reese pulled the ‘don’t you know who I am’ card, when the cops pulled her husband Jim Toth on suspicion of DUI. That’s right, folks. That old classic. She even warned the police that they’d be all over the national news if they didn’t leave poor hubby alone.
Turns out that the joke was on Reese, as it was her name that all over the news the next day and frankly, the press didn’t look too favourably on her arrogant antics. She did apologise, saying she had “nothing but respect for the police.” Just … not after she’s had a couple of drinks, we guess.
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Actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested on Friday for disorderly conduct following her husband's run-in with the law thanks to his reckless driving.
Reese Witherspoon Arrested. Resse Witherspoon, one of Hollywood's golden girls - the ones who can seemingly do no wrong in their personal and (usually) professional life - was taken into police custody on Friday (April 19) after the star began acting hostile around police who had pulled over her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, for allegedly driving under the influence. Reese was a passenger in the car at the time and allegedly became very hostile with the cops when she and Jim were pulled in Atlanta, Georgia in the early hours of Friday.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, seen here at a recent LA Lakers game, felt the long arm of the law on Friday
The Oscar-Winning actress was apparently waiting in the passenger seat of her husband's car whilst he was being cited, but became increasingly more irate with each passing second. According to Variety, the actress twice got out of the car, even after being told to remain inside, and repeatedly asked the Atlanta cops if they knew who she was and when the police officer revealed that he didn't know who she was, she answered, "You're about to find out who I am. ... You are going to be on national news."
Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence battle over Best Actress, Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis meet over Best Actor And Anne Hathaway favorite for Best Supporting Actress. While Iceman (James Franco, Winona Ryder) and Mud (Matthew McConnaughey and Reese Witherspoon) Trailers Hit The Web.
It's awards season for the film industry, so it's no coincidence that most stories this week centre on actors and filmmakers who are up for a variety of statuettes. Last Sunday's Golden Globes are increasingly seen as a little more than a promotional opportunity for hopeful Oscar nominees, and since they have winners in both drama and musical/comedy categories, they can spread the love around more than other groups. Unlike most years, there is no movie poised to sweep the Oscars this year.
Although Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty is gaining on her, Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook is the front-runner for Best Actress. Facing a huge crowd of fans, she stopped to sign autographs and pose for photos on her way to David Letterman's show this week.
Ellis and Neckbone are two fourteen year old boys from Mississippi who, after crossing a river in a small boat on one of their regular explorations, discover a larger motor boat stuck in a tree on an island after a previous flood. They claim the boat as their own but soon begin to discover that someone has been sleeping there and they come across Mud. Mud is a man who has been hiding from a group of bounty hunters who have been hired by the family of a man he murdered in Texas for attempting to steal his beautiful girlfriend Juniper. The boys are sympathetic and captivated by him and agree to help him mend the boat while he makes plans to meet Juniper, who is hiding out in a motel, and run away with her. Things don't go as smoothly as planned and deceptions and suspicion causes tensions to rise between Mud, Juniper and the boys.
'Mud' is an emotional journey tackling issues about right and wrong and good guys and bad guys. It has been directed and written by Jeff Nichols ('Take Shelter', 'Shotgun Stories') and received a last minute nomination for the Palme d'Or award on its showing at the Cannes Film Festival. It is set to hit cinemas on April 17th 2013.
Director: Jeff Nichols
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Matthew Mcconaughey and Camila Alves have put an end to the rumours that their new baby is a girl. Despite initial reports suggesting that their child was a daughter, McConaughey put the record straight with a Facebook post welcoming their new son to the world. “Camila Alves gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey was born at 7:43am on 12.28.12. He greeted the world at 9lbs. and 21 inches,” wrote McConaughey. He then added “Bless up and thank you for your well wishes. Happy New year, and just keep livin, Camila and Matthew McConaughey.”
What a brilliant end to a brilliant year for those two; they got married back in June, at their home in Austin, Texas, in a relaxed ceremony that took place amidst a three day celebration. Their guests included Reese Witherspoon, Woody Harrelson and Kenny Chesney.
The couple already have two children; a four year-old named Levi and a three year old named Vida. It’s no surprise then that they chose a less-than-conventional name for young Livingstone. Since McConaughey posted the details of his son’s name on Facebook, the source of Livingstone McConaughey’s will no doubt become the source of much speculation. The Dallas Buyer’s Club hasn’t given the game away just yet, though, so we’ll all have to keep guessing.
In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, a number of Hollywood celebrities have banded together to create the “Demand a Plan” video, which urges politicians to take decisive action against gun violence and the public to demand said action from their representatives.
The video for demand a plan features a number of A-listers, including Beyonce Knowles, Amy Poehler, John Hamm, Elen DeGeneres and Reese Witherspoon among many others. The video is part of a larger effort to bring about increased gun control in the US. Another part of the campaign is a petition, available to sign at demandaplan.com, which demands the imposition of a criminal background check for every gun, sold in America, a total ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as the criminalization of gun trafficking.
Among those advocating the changes is actor Jamie Foxx, who has recently been very vocal with his opinions about violence and the media’s influence. All of this will come into play in the heated debate for and against increased gun regulation, with the other key player in all this being the now infamous NRA or National Rifle Association, advocating for the right to bear arms as a “means of self defense” and constitutional right. The association hasn’t clarified what kind of situation warrants the use of assault rifles. President Obama is yet to take any stance on the matter, despite continued appeals from both sides of the debate.
Continue reading: Celebrities Create Video Appeal For Increased Gun Regulation
On the same day that the NRA calls for there to be armed guards at all schools, celebrities have come together to film a campaign video for 'Demand a Plan', which asks the government to do just that- come up with a plan to tackle the national epidemic of gun violence. The plan that the NRA offers is definitely not the answer that these celebs are after.
As stars, including Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel and John Legend, among many more, speak the names of cities, and the names of places, they also ask their core question: How many more? Fundamentally, there can't be any more, enough is enough. And this is precisely why they are demanding a plan. The video- which you can see below- is linked to the Demand a Plan website, the homepage of which has three main requests:
1. Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America
Megan Fox made a much-anticipated return to the red carpet some three months after giving birth to baby boy Noah in September of this year. Fox was in the eye of the paparazzi in Los Angeles, as she arrived with her husband Brian Austin Green at the March of Dimes Celebration of Babies luncheon. The event is for the parenting charity of the same name and saw them honor another new mother in fellow actress Reese Witherspoon.
OK Magazine reports that Fox was looking completely like her old self, the baby fat accumulated during her pregnancy long since gone as she arrived wearing a fitted white lace dress. Despite the star’s pregnancy she’s still had some work to do this year, promoting an appearance in the forthcoming film This Is 40, out December 21. It’s unknown how hectic her work schedule will be next, though, she may well opt to spend some much deserved time raising her new son.
As for Witherspoon, she was presented with the Grace Kelly Award in recognition of her status as a parental role model and said: "We are parents that know the joy of having a beautiful, brilliant, joyful, perfect baby. That somehow heaven has opened up and delivered us an angel (who) looks adorable in every angle of an iPhone photo. And, in my case, looks gorgeous printed on a bag or a pillow or an iPhone cover - anything you can get on TinyPrints (printing website)!"
Eddie Murphy has topped one of Forbes magazine's annual lists for 2012, though unfortunately for him, it details the world's most overpaid actors. The actor - who was reportedly commanding $20 million a movie around the turn of the millennium - returns just $2.30 for every $1 he is paid for each of his films.
The stats make Murphy the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, with recent flops including Meet Dave, Imagine That and comedy Tower Heist concreting his No.1 spot. The latter was the most successful of Murphy's recent flicks though it still only earned $152 million on a $75 million budget. The Beverly Hills Cop star can probably take solace in the fact that he returns SOME amount of money for investors, with 2011's most overpaid Hollywood star Drew Barrymore bringing in just 40 cents for every $1 she was paid. Murphy could claw himself out of the list in the next couple of years, with one movie in particular already generating hype. Murphy has signed on to star in Ivan Reitman's comedy Triplets, a sequel of the classic Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito. The film revisits both of the original characters Julius and Vincent as they discover they have a third sibling, played by Murphy. Even if the movie was a critical dud, Triplets would almost certainly do good business at the box-office.
Elsewhere on this year's most overpaid actors list, Katherine Heigl placed at No.2 after returning just $3.40 for every $1 she was paid for her movies. After past commercial hits including Knocked Up, Heigl has appeared in a couple of romantic-comedy bombs such as One For The Money, which took just $37 million. Reese Witherspoon was in at No.3 with $3.90 for every $1 paid, while Nicolas Cage brought in $6 for every $1.
Continue reading: Can 'Triplets' Rescue Eddie Murphy's Ailing Hollywood Career?
The mantle of most overpaid actor sounds good, doesn't it? It suggests that Eddie Murphy, who has been awarded the title by Forbes, is just sitting around in his huge mansion and getting paid for it. But it's not that simple...
Forbes have calculated that for every dollar Murphy was paid for his last three films, they returned an average of $2.30 at the box office, so, suddenly, the title becomes somewhat unwanted. So what happened for Murphy? His 90's classics; Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop were huge, and his voice work in Shrek and Mulan and family-friendly roles in Norbit and Dr. Dolittle have prolonged his successful career into the noughties. But his recent films; Imagine That, A Thousand Words, Meet Dave, and Tower Heist, flopped at the box office, and have brought down his dollar average, propelling him to the top of the overpaid actors list. Still, one more smash hit and that could all change. So, you must be wondering who makes up the top 10, and not to worry, as we have it right here!
1. Eddie Murphy - Returns $2.30 for every $1 paid.
It's not a combination anyone ever predicted, but Reese Witherspoon will star in and produce Wild, an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's memoir written by Nick Horny.
"Nick's innate blend of humanity and humour are a perfect match for Cheryl's raw emotional memoir," noted Witherspoon according to The Sun. "I look forward to collaborating with both of these talented writers to create a film full of honesty, adventure and self- discovery." Nick seems equally excited about working together, saying in a statement: "I loved Cheryl Strayed's memoir. It's moving, funny, painful and brave, and the moment I'd finished it I wanted someone to let me have a go at adapting it, because it was clear to me that it could make a wonderful movie." He added, "I'm thrilled to be given the chance; the fact that this chance was given to me by Reese Witherspoon, a great actress who feels exactly the same way about the book as I do, makes this project all the more exciting."
Wild explores the American author's struggle to cope after her mother's death and the breakdown of her marriage as she embarks on a challenging 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific coast to work through her issues. Hornby, of course, is famous for penning About A Boy - the book that made it's way onto the big screen with great success - but he's now trying his hand at writing directly for the screen.
Lindsay Lohan's priorities have, for some years, been something of a mystery. She prioritised drinking over safe driving, she also managed to de-prioritise that odd tradition commonly known as paying-for-stuff when she stole a necklace from an LA jewellers, and recently on Twitter she prioritised tax breaks for people “listed on Forbes as 'millionaires'”. One might think this was a joke, however, she confirmed her change of political heart this week when she told reporters, published on Newsday.com, that “as of now” she would be supporting “Mitt Romney... as of now.”
This is a huge turn around from the 2008 elections in which she ardently supported Barack Obama's campaign. She even requested to volunteer for the campaign, but was rejected because, as one Democratic Aide said, she's just 'not exactly the kind of high-profile star who would be a positive for us' (DailyMail.com). To explain her reasons for her changed support, she said “I just think employment is really important right now." Which is certainly a valid point, but somewhat misguided. Plus, it has been reported that she asked for a tax cut from Obama- who rejected her- which points towards slightly more personal reasons for her change of heart.
Other celebrity supporters for the Republican candidate are Stacey Dash, who expressed her support via Twitter and faced a barrage of abuse for it, also music artist Nicki Minaj (who has since revealed that she was joking), Jerry Bruckheimer (responsibly for shows such as CSI and Pirates of the Caribbean), Gene Simmons, Donald Trump, Chuck Norris and lifelong Republican Clint Eastwood.
Continue reading: Lindsay Lohan Backs Romney- To Support The Unemployed?
Drew Barrymore welcomed her first child, and has named her new baby daughter Olive, reports US Weekly.
"We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family," the couple says in a statement. "Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives." Barrymore married art consultant Will Kopelman back in June in a Jewish ceremony at their estate in Montecito, southern California. They began dating back in 2010. Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth and Jimmy Fallon were among those who attended the ceremony. "Everyone knows the baby's coming, so there wasn't much talk about it," a source revealed about Drew Barrymore’s wedding. "Will said something like, 'I'm excited to marry you. I'm excited to meet the newest member of our family.” It seems as though babies were always on the cards for the couple: "They have been trying to get pregnant," one source shared. "That's why they got engaged . . . They are very happy! She's ready to settle down and be a mom."
Barrymore has come a long way since her cinematic bow in the sci-fi family epic E.T. She has now played myriad roles in films like The Wedding Singer, Scream and Charlie’s Angels, as well as performing voice-acting roles in Family Guy and The Simpsons. And she can now add the role of proud mum to her impressive discography. Kopelman is the son of former Chanel executive Arie Kopelman.
Reese Witherspoon is a mother for the third time, as she and husband Jim Toth welcomed baby boy Tennessee James into the world, US Weekly confirmed today.
Tennessee James is the pair’s first child, with the actress being mother to daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. Having divorced each other in 2006 following seven years of marriage, she and Toth, a CAA agent, tied the knot in March 2011 at the actress' $10 million ranch in Ojai, California after over a year together.
Back in March, a source close to the pair admitted they she was a little apprehensive about having another child, however Toth’s ease at getting along with her two children all but made up her mind. The source then revealed that Reese had become taken with the idea of settling down with Toth and wanted to start a family with him.
Continue reading: What Did Reese Witherspoon Name Her Baby Boy?
Reese Witherspoon’s baby boy has finally arrived, though anticipation has been building for an announcement on the little guy’s name. The actress and husband Jim Toth finally announced the news late on Thursday, introducing ‘Tennessee James’, reports Reuters.
Young Tennessee joins Witherspoon’s two older children, Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 9, from her first marriage to Ryan Phillippe. Resse and Jim’s spokesman Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson said in a statement, “Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomed Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.” The ‘Legally Blonde’ actress married talent agent Toth at her ranch in California in March this year. The reasons for her choice of name for her latest child are obvious – the 36-year-old grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and has always kept a keen hold on her heritage throughout her career in Hollywood. She won an Oscar in 2005 for her work on the country music film ‘Walk The Line’.
Naming babies after states seems to becoming ever more popular. Actor Casey Affleck and his wife Summer Phoenix (actor Joaquin’s sister) welcomed their son ‘Indiana’ in 2004. Ethan Hawke and wife RYAN SHAWHUGHES opted for the same name when their baby daughter arrived in 2011.
Reese Witherspoon has named her new baby boy Tennessee James, reports The Huffington Post. He was born yesterday (September 27th).
The 36-year-old's third child is guaranteed a shot at acting with a name like that. Witherspoon already has two little ones from her previous marriage with Ryan Phillippe; Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8. Linda Rosenkrantz, co-founder of Nameberry.com, has some explanations behind naming techniques employed by parents. "It's a trend that had its roots starting in the late 1980s," she said," with several celebs picking names from the American West, like Austin, Dallas and Dakota, including Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, whose now grown daughter Dakota is the star of a new sitcom. But lately the trend seems to be heating up and much more widespread." Celebrities seem to be obsessed with choosing never-heard-before names for their offspring, and are looking far and wide for names that fit the bill: "The current trend seems to be really exotic-sounding spots, like Morocco, Egypt and Asia, and states rather than countries or cities -- Alabama, Arizona, Indiana and yes, Tennessee."
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon made her name in 2001, with her breakout role as Elle Woods in the box office hit Legally Blonde, after bagging a Golden Globe nomination for the critically acclaimed Election. She also garnered critical praise for her performance in Walk The Line alongside Joaquin Phoenix.
Frank (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy) are best-pal CIA operatives who wouldn't know the word "subtle" if it clubbed them over the head. After a chaotic case in Hong Kong, they're grounded back home in L.A., and both decide to use the down time to find women. The problem is that they find the same woman, Lauren (Witherspoon), who struggles to decide which one is right for her. Certainly her married best pal Trish (Handler) is no help. The bigger problem is that Frank and Tuck use the agency's resources to sabotage each other.
Continue reading: This Means War Review
Agent 1 and Agent 2 are CIA Operatives who are also the best of friends who don't keep anything from each other. While at work one day, both agents tell each other about their respective girlfriends. When they express an interest in seeing what their girlfriends look like, they quickly turn their laptops around to show each other - but to their horror, their girlfriends turn out to be the same girl!
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On the verge of receiving his veterinary degree in 1931, Jacob (Pattinson) is left homeless by his parents' sudden death. Wandering aimlessly, he stumbles into the Benzini Brothers Circus and convinces gruff boss August (Waltz) to give him a shot. Soon he's training the new star Rosie, an elephant that will perform with August's wife Marlena (Witherspoon). There's a clear spark between Jacob and Marlena, who know better than to act on it due to Jacob's hot temper.
Sure enough, he grows insanely jealous, and with the circus on a financial knife-edge, real trouble is brewing.
Continue reading: Water For Elephants 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.
In the 1930's The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was known as the best circus in America, a small and tight knit community of performers and animals who were all masters of their craft. When trainee veterinarian Jacob Jankowski finds himself as a passenger on their circus train he soon becomes part of the family. Hired to look after the animals he meets Marlena, a beautiful woman who performs as an equestrian star and her husband August, the head animal trainer; it doesn't take long for Jacob to see there's a sinister side to August's personality.
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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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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.
Continue reading: Monsters Vs. Aliens Review
I'm not talking about Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, who are asked to do what they've done in previous comedies, and happily oblige. Vaughn, in particular, continues to ride that motor-mouthed ego shtick of his with very humorous results. His condescending personality should have worn out its welcome shortly after Wedding Crashers, yet somehow it still manages to entertain.
Continue reading: Four Christmases Review
Christina Ricci plays Penelope, the besnouted girl. Ricci is comfortable in fantasy from her work with Tim Burton and Barry Sonnenfeld (and, for that matter, Vincent Gallo), but Penelope lacks character beyond idle fairy-tale outlines, and Ricci regresses, coming off a good decade younger than she is and trading in her otherworldly spark for generic adolescence -- something she rarely did as an actual adolescent.
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CIA watchdog Corrine Whitman (Streep) sets up the titular protocol when evidence is uncovered against Chicago family man and chemical engineer Anwar El-Ibrahimi (Omar Metwally), Egyptian by birth. Whitman suspects that El-Ibrahimi had a hand in a recent bombing of an unnamed North African tea house; an attempt on the life of North African security head Fawal (Igal Naor). Fawal heads the "interrogation" with CIA analyst Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal) there as counsel while they electrocute, drown, beat, and strangle Anwar to give up information on the attack.
Continue reading: Rendition Review
The story of a high school student body presidency up for bid sounds simple and even cliched, but director Payne makes quick work of the stereotypical teen comedy, turning the tables on just about everyone in the picture.
Continue reading: Election (1999) Review
The truth is that no film, book, or TV mini-series can really present the entirety of the giant that is Johnny Cash. So instead, what the filmmakers have created here is a tribute to what Cash seemed to hold so dear to himself about his own life: his triumph over his demons and the love of the "greatest woman" he ever knew, who gave him the strength to overcome.
Continue reading: Walk The Line Review
Whereas Truman brought TV to a man's life, Pleasantvillebrings two teenagers to a TV show. Hasn't this been done? Well, yes, in a real stinker called Stay Tuned (1992, with John Ritter and Pam Dawber), but hopefully the dismal idiocy of that film won't color (so to speak) your judgement on this one. The plot really can't be condensed into a "TV Guide"-style logline, which means it requires a little thought to get into, but that really only enhances the moviegoing experience.
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The story so far: Kathryn (Gellar) and Sebastian (Phillippe) are spoiled, ultra-rich, rival half-siblings living in posh Upper East Side Manhattan. How does such a child while away the day? Well, sexual conquests of unsuspecting lesser-thans is a damn good start. On a whim, Kathryn challenges Sebastian to the ultimate test: deflower puritanical virgin Annette (Witherspoon) and he can have Kathryn as a prize.
Continue reading: Cruel Intentions Review
We begin in Boston, where councilwoman Elle Woods (Witherspoon) plans to wed her Harvard law professor beau, Emmett (Luke Wilson). Now, here's where things get tricky. Elle hires a private investigator to find her dog Bruiser's biological parents so she can invite them to the wedding (of course). But the dog's whereabouts open Elle's eyes to the horrors of animal testing, prompting the impulsive attorney to jet to D.C. with Bruiser in tow to pass a bill that makes such testing illegal.
Continue reading: Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Review
Heaven actually softens the blow by refining its cute idea about two souls needing a connection. One of them just happens to be a widow and the other a ghost. The former, David Abbott (Mark Ruffalo), lost his wife and hasn't been able to recover from the shock. The latter, Elizabeth Martinson (Reese Witherspoon), was a workaholic doctor who was the victim in the aforementioned car accident. When he moves in to her newly available San Francisco flat, David discovers Elizabeth's restless spirit around every corner, and the two set out to learn why her soul is trapped in limbo.
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Steeped in controversy and mired in production for years, American Psycho tells the story of Anybroker Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), a highest-society late 1980s Wall Street investment banker with a penchant for murder and a bloodlust that doesn't quit. Think of it as a portrait of Gordon Gecko as a young, homicidal man.
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Now available on DVD, the film follows the time-tested "stop the package before it gets to the girlfriend" plot, with Paul Rudd as our hapless cross-country traveller, trying to save the ultimate breakup letter from reaching its intended (Taylor), who turns out (of course) not to be cheating on him. Wacky hijinks ensue -- most of them being quite funny. Larry Drake's even-more-hapless delivery man (on his first day of work) faces off with the deadly duo. A serial killer runs across our hero's path. The gang runs out of money and has to dine and dash (with disastrous effect), and even Witherspoon's car takes a turn for the worse as it plummets from a cliff. This is a Road Trip that works equally well as a date movie (in fact it's one of my wife's favorite guilty pleasures, and mine too for that matter).
Continue reading: Overnight Delivery Review
Blonde, as my UA ticket stub so proudly dubbed it, stars Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, a blonde sorority babe with fashion as a major and cuteness as a minor. But when her boyfriend jumps ship to find a more appropriately intelligent brunette, she sends in a Harvard application and follows him to law school.
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The story revolves around two dashing English gentlemen in the 1890s - John "Jack" Worthing (Colin Firth) and Algy Moncrieff (Rupert Everett) - and their trials and tribulations in the games of love and marriage under the moniker of Ernest. Jack spends his days watching over his bookish charge Cecily Cardew (Reese Witherspoon) - the granddaughter of his adopted father - at his country estate. When his restless spirit calls for adventure, he travels to London and visits his wayward city brother "Ernest." In London, Jack becomes "Ernest" and partakes in decadence with his affluent but reckless best friend Algy and ends up madly in love with Algy's sophisticated society cousin Gwendolen Fairfax (Frances O'Connor) - who has a strange love for the name of "Ernest."
Continue reading: The Importance Of Being Earnest (2002) Review
The story of a high school student body presidency up for bid sounds simple and even cliched, but director Payne makes quick work of the stereotypical teen comedy, turning the tables on just about everyone in the picture.
Continue reading: Election Review
A roughly animated fairy tale, The Trumpet of the Swan follows a happy trumpeter swan family's new kids, one of whom is mute and unable to trumpet. Alas, did is a huge jazz fan, having named his daughters Billy and Ella already, and with young Louie (get it?) unable to sing, well, that's heresy. (See also Mr. Holland's Opus for such sentiment.)
Continue reading: The Trumpet Of The Swan Review
Too bad no one is going to pay to see the film. Most mainstream filmgoers would opt for root canal over having to sit through a 19th century social commentary piece. Take Ang Lee's Sense And Sensibility as an example. It earned seven Oscar nominations back in 1995, but only grossed $42 million in the States.
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1995's Gen X movie hits the scene quite early, and compared to its forerunners (Reality Bites, Singles, Slacker), it doesn't come close to capturing the spirit of the generation. The movie has some entertaining moments and interesting supporting characters, but in the end it is generally obnoxious, relying on a loud punk soundtrack and far too many cliches about life.
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Melanie immediately travels to her hometown and confronts Jake in an attempt to end their relationship once and for all, but fond memories of the Alabama locals and her old husband offer an unlikely alternative to her future in the big apple. As Andrew awaits her return, Melanie unexpectedly struggles over her choice between the two vastly different lifestyles.
Continue reading: Sweet Home Alabama Review
Reese Witherspoon gets off to a bad start in "Just Like Heaven." Playing a workaholic young doctor with an Type A personality, she rushes through her medical dialogue as if she learned it phonetically and doesn't have a clue what any of it means.
Thankfully that doesn't last long because she's hit by a truck, at which point the story switches over to Mark Ruffalo with such abruptness that it's clear the filmmakers are trying to hide Witherspoon's fate for a reveal later in the picture.
Ruffalo plays a depressed guy (for reasons also conspicuously saved for later) who apparently has no job but can still afford to sub-lease Witherspoon's fantastic but homey (and furnished) San Francisco apartment, which has gorgeous, fog-free views and access to a large roof which boasts an even more spectacular 360-degree panorama of the city, bridge and bay. The one drawback is...Reese is haunting the joint.
Continue reading: Just Like Heaven Review
"American Psycho" could be called a personality sketch of a serial killer, but Patrick Bateman doesn't have a personality. His entire existence is a facade.
"There is an idea of a Patrick Bateman," he says in a chillingly apathetic voice over, "But there is no me. I simply am not there."
What is there in this icy, incisive adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial and bloody psychological thriller -- published in the wake of the Reagan-Bush era -- is an extremely black satire of 1980s aggressiveness and indulgence with a succulently twisted wit.
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Having now seen "Little Nicky," in which Adam Sandler plays the retarded son of Satan, I have formulated a hypothesis I'm calling the Sandler Theory of Exponentially Obnoxious Returns. It goes something like this:
Adam Sandler goes out of his way to make each gimmick character he plays ("Billy Madison," "Happy Gilmore") more grating than the last, just to see how far he can push it before his easily amused fan base will turn on him.
His most detestable character to date had been "The Waterboy," but that Southern-fried dope was mister congeniality compared to Nicky, the little devil that couldn't. Sandler spends this entire movie with his face screwed up in a hit-by-a-shovel grimace and speaking in a silly, raspy voice like a little kid pretending to be sick so he can stay home from school. There's no joke here. It's just Sandler's version of stretching as an actor.
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Making only a minimal effort to be any different or better than the hundreds of other forgettable, predictable, almost-married-the-wrong-guy romantic comedies that have come before it, "Sweet Home Alabama" has the benefit of a talented, appealing cast and the burden of being entirely dependent on clichés to drive its story.
Reese Witherspoon stars as Melanie Carmichael, a rising-star designer in New York's fashion world who is downright giddy about her new engagement to the political mover-and-shaker son (Patrick Dempsey) of the city's image-conscious mayor (Candice Bergen). In the movie's most romantic scene, Mr. Wonderful proposes by getting down on one knee at Tiffany's, which he's arranged to stay open after hours, and telling her to pick any ring she wants.
But there's one little wrinkle Melanie's fiancé doesn't know about: Before she can marry him, she'll have to divorce her hayseed childhood sweetheart back in small-town Alabama. A handsome, blue-eyed charmer named Jake (Josh Lucas, "A Beautiful Mind") with a playful Paul Newman smirk, she did nothing but fight with him once the magic wore off their relationship, so Melanie bailed out to follow her ambition.
Continue reading: Sweet Home Alabama Review
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