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But spare a thought for the Green Lantern who got some serious shade thrown his way…
Ryan Reynolds was greeted with a huge ovation as he took to the stage at Hall H for the Deadpool Comic Con panel, which ended up being one of the highlights of an already very newsworthy convention. During the panel the actor debuted the film’s first trailer to the enthusiastic crowd, who showed their support for Reynolds and the movie, which has been his passion project for years.
Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in the upcoming superhero movie.
The trailer was everything fans could have hoped for, with action scenes, swearing, a bit of sex and of course lots and lots of humour. There was also a very welcome reference to the character’s first big screen outing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine when the voiceover said, "From the studio that inexplicably sewed his f--king mouth shut the first time…”
The 'Gossip Girl' actress was spotted in LA over the weekend showing off her baby bump, and E! News confirmed the happy announcement on Monday.
The 29 year old former ‘Gossip Girl’ star was spotted out and about in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon with her actor husband Brody (35) and displaying a prominent baby bump. Entertainment website Popsugar was the first to get the pictures, and E! News has confirmed it.
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their first child together
Continue reading: Leighton Meester Pregnant With Her First Child
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first picture of his daughter James. The 38-year-old actor shared the adorable snap with fans on Instagram on Thursday (14th May).
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first photograph of his daughter James. There's not much to see as the photograph is of baby James' tiny hand wrapped around Reynolds' thumb. Reynolds, in his typical fashion, jokingly captioned the photograph: 'Thumb wrestling isn't always fair. Curiously, my hand is the small one.'
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively welcomed baby James last December.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Shares First Picture Of Daughter James
Ryan Reynolds is now on Instagram, lets just sit back and think of the possibilities…
He may be a little late to the party, but let’s all celebrate as Ryan Reynolds has finally joined Instagram! Launching his verified account on Monday the actor has so far only followed one other user, his lovely wife Blake Lively of course. But as for his first post, Ryan really couldn't have impressed us more, as he shared an awesome looking action shot from his upcoming movie Deadpool.
Reynolds plays Deadpool in the upcoming movie.
"Stuck the landing. With my mouth," the 39 year old captioned a photo of himself in mid-air dressed as Deadpool, jumping over a car and with a gun in each hand. Ryan is currently filming the upcoming comic book movie in Vancouver and he appears to be having the time of his life playing the supervillain who is know for his uniquely dark sense of humour.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Debuts On Instagram With Awesome 'Deadpool' Action Shot
After having a child herself, Blake Lively had a far easier time portraying the character of a mother - even if her daughter was older than her by that point.
In her new film 'The Age of Adaline', Blake Lively plays a woman who stops ageing at age 29, watching her daughter grow up into her 80s. She made the film while she was pregnant with her first child with husband Ryan Reynolds, and their daughter James was born in December.
Blake Lively in 'Age of Adaline'
"Having a baby is just living in the constant unexpected," she says of the experience. "You never know when you're going to get crapped on or when you're going to get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict!"
Continue reading: 'Age Of Adaline' Helps Blake Lively Put Motherhood Into Context
Blake is back on our screens in ‘The Age of Adaline’, but her daughter James is what’s really keeping her busy.
She might be starring in The Age of Adaline on the big screen but Blake Lively’s most important role in recent months has been as a mother, to her five month old daughter James. The 27 year old actress has been speaking about the demands of motherhood as she promotes her new movie, comparing it to ‘living with a drug addict’ as you’re faced with the ‘constant unexpected’.
Blake is a new mom to daughter James with husband Ryan Reynolds.
In an interview with the LA Times Lively said, "Having a baby is just living in the constant unexpected. You never know when you're gonna get crapped on or when you're gonna get a big smile or when that smile immediately turns into hysterics. It might be like living with a drug addict.”
Continue reading: Blake Lively Describes Motherhood As "Like Living With A Drug Addict"
Ryan Reynolds was hit in an underground parking lot.
Ryan Reynolds was the victim of a hit-and-run attack in Vancouver on Friday. The 38-year-old's publicist told E! news that the actor was struck by a paparazzi car driving through an underground parking garage.
Ryan Reynolds has been in Vancouver to shoot the new X-Men movie, Deadpool
"I can confirm we attended and investigated the hit and run in the parking lot on Friday and there were no injuries," Const. Brian Montague told CBC News via e-mail. "Unfortunately I have not been given an update and don't know the outcome or how things have progressed with confirming who the driver is."
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Victim Of Hit-And-Run In Vancouver
This fascinating true story is strong enough to hold up against the formulaic Hollywood treatment, boosted by another riveting performance from Helen Mirren. She adds some badly needed prickly humour to the film, which continually resorts to unsophisticated sentimentality as it traces a remarkable series of real events. And it helps that the story has some intriguing things to say about both art and history.
It opens in 1998 Los Angeles, where Maria Altmann (Mirren) has discovered some documents in her late sister's belongings that refer to a beloved portrait of their Aunt Adele (Antje Traue in flashbacks). The problem is that the painting is Gustav Klimt's Woman in Gold, which is regarded as the "Mona Lisa of Austria" and held in pride of place in the national gallery. Since Austria has begun restoring art stolen from its citizens by the Nazis, Maria hires novice family-friend lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), who quickly realises the futility of the case. But they travel to Vienna to begin the process, getting some help navigating the system from local journalist Hubertus (Daniel Bruhl). Sure enough, the Austrian government fights Maria at every step of the way.
The compelling argument in this film is that if Austria acknowledges that this national treasure was stolen, it implicates the government and the population in complicity with the Nazis. And that's something no one is willing to do. There's also of course the issue of greed, since Woman in Gold is worth $100 million. But Maria's simple question is why the painting's value or status matter when its true ownership is so clear. Director Simon Curtis and writer Alexi Kaye Campbell wisely dash through the series of hearings, court cases and appeals, while emphasising this undeniable fact of the case. Although this also simplifies most scenes into little more than "Nazis bad, Jews good". While the flashbacks to Maria's past are moving and informative, Randy's sideplots feel irrelevant and undercooked, featuring his pregnant wife (Katie Holmes) and sardonic boss (Charles Dance).
Continue reading: Woman In Gold Review
Blake Lively has suggested her husband may have eyes for another woman - his 'Woman in Gold' co-star Helen Mirren! Lively jokingly suggested she should be "concerned" after spotting Reynolds mooning after Helen at a recent red carpet event.
Blake Lively jealous? Surely not! The 27-year-old actress has poked fun at her husband Ryan Reynolds, who certainly seems taken with his Woman in Gold co-star, Helen Mirren. Lively shared her mock concerns with fans on Instagram on Saturday (4th April).
Blake Lively has poked fun at her husband, Ryan Reynolds, in a recent Instagram post.
Ryan Reynolds shares first official photograph in which he appears in costume as Deadpool for the upcoming movie of the same name.
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool, the upcoming film in which he stars as conflicted anti-hero Wade Wilson A.K.A. Deadpool. Deadpool is notorious for his warped sense of humour and the official photograph is certainly unusual. Reynolds shared the photograph with fans on Twitter on Friday (27th March).
Ryan Reynolds has shared the first official photograph of Deadpool.
Sometimes we forget how funny Ryan Reynolds can be. And then this happens.
Um, Ryan Reynolds was born to play Deadpool, and if you weren’t sure of that already, his first promotional photo will convince you. The *obviously extremely serious* promo pic shows Reynolds, in full Deadpool garb, lounging on a bearskin rug in front of a lit fireplace, a la Burt Reynolds.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Is Your Dream Deadpool And This Bearskin Photo Proves It
When the Nazis took over Vienna prior to the Second World War, they stole countless, priceless artefacts. One of these artefacts was the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, and an Austrian Holocaust survivor has the perfect claim to it. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren) hires Randol Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds), a lawyer of Austrian decent, to help her become once again acquainted with the famous painting of her aunt. The problem is, that the painting is held in a Vienna art gallery, and the Austrian government are adamant in keeping the national treasure. Altmann, on the other hand, is desperate to get back what is rightfully hers.
Continue: Woman In Gold - Trailer And Clips
Utterly bonkers, this movie confounds any attempt to categorise it, blending comedy, romance, horror and drama to become a true one-off. And it maintains such a darkly playful tone that it's impossible not to smile even as things turn rather hideously nasty. Against all odds, these contradicting moods come together into something surprisingly involving, thanks to skilled director Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) and clever writer Michael R. Perry. Their approach is so inventive that it's impossible to guess what might happen next.
Set in a small industrial town, the story centres on Jerry (Ryan Reynolds), who was set up with a job in a bathtub factory after his release from a psychiatric institute. Overseen by therapist (Jacki Weaver), Jerry is settling in nicely. He has a crush on Fiona (Gemma Arterton) in accounting, even though it's actually her office colleague Lisa (Anna Kendrick) who likes him. But no one realises that he has gone off his meds and is starting to listen to advice coming from his lovable dog Bosco and his evil cat Mr Whiskers. What they tell him to do is pretty horrific, but he thinks that this is the only way to get his life back on track.
Where the plot goes is seriously grisly, but it's played out by the cast and filmmakers in a blackly comical way that's highly stylised, seeing everything through Jerry's warped perspective. The question is whether he's a serial killer, an insane criminal or an emotionally tormented young man. Whatever, the film is a remarkably internalised exploration of mental illness, because the tone refuses to let us off the hook. And because all of the performances are riotously funny, bridging the gaps between the humour, romance and violence.
Continue reading: The Voices Review
What would you do if you had one of the smartest minds and largest bank accounts on the planet, but were still faced with your own mortality? For Damian (Ben Kingsley), a man credited with single-handedly building a city. He is also, steadily deteriorating and dying from cancer. When a shadowy scientist named Albright (Matthew Goode) offers to save him with an experimental treatment, Damian believes he has no choice if he wants his mind to live on. With his mind implanted into the body of someone else (Ryan Reynolds), he begins to enjoy his revitalised body to enjoy his life. That is, until he starts to realise the sinister truth behind living out an immortal existence in, what is revealed to be, a stolen body.
Continue: Selfless Trailer
Morena Baccarin, the actress best known for her roles in 'Homeland' and 'Stargate', has been cast in 'Deadpool'.
Morena Baccarin will star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming superhero movie Deadpool. Baccarin is best known for playing Jessica Brody in Homeland and for her recurring roles in Stargate and Gotham. The 35-year-old Brazilian actress has been cast as Deadpool's love interest. Baccarin's part is particularly interesting as Deadpool A.K.A. Wade Wilson is notoriously disfigured and the script will reportedly consider how her character deals with falling in love with someone with an extensively scarred face.
Morena Baccarin has been cast in Deadpool.
Read More: Ryan Reynolds Confirmed To Star In Deadpool.
Continue reading: Morena Baccarin Cast As Ryan Reynold's Love Interest In 'Deadpool'
Carano will star in the upcoming comic book movie, after making her film debit in 2011’s ‘Haywire’.
Gina Carano has joined the cast of Fox-Marvel’s upcoming Deadpool, which stars Ryan Reynolds as the masked superhero. Variety reports the former MMA competitor will play the role of Angel Dust in the film, who is a member of the 'Morlocks' mutant group.
Gina Carano has been cast in Deadpool
The film will be directed by Tim Miller, making his feature length debut and is scheduled to begin shooting in Vancouver next month. Producing will be Lauren Shuler Donner, while Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernic have penned the screenplay.
Continue reading: MMA Star Gina Carano Joins Ryan Reynolds In Upcoming 'Deadpool' Movie
Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds - Shots of a host of stars as they attended the 65th Berlin International Film Festival for the premiere of 'Woman In Gold' in Berlin, Germany - Monday 9th February 2015
Max Irons, Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds and Daniel Bruhl ( - 65th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) - 'Woman In Gold' - Photocall at Hotel Hyatt - Berlin, Germany - Monday 9th February 2015
During Wednesday's (Feb 4th) episode of the 'Late Show,' David Letterman unsuccessfully tried to find out the name the 38-year-old actor's baby girl.
Ryan Reynolds and his actress wife Blake Lively, who tied the knot in September 2012, welcomed their first child into the world over the Christmas holidays, but the Hollywood actor is still remaining tight-lipped over any details surrounding the couple's baby girl.
Reynolds and Lively are keeping their daughter's name a secret for now
Despite reports claiming the pair named their daughter Violet, shortly after news broke that Lively gave birth, Reynolds has since confirmed this to be wrong. But now many people are curious as to what they called their newborn, especially David Letterman.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Hints About Baby Daughter's Name, But Still Plays Coy
The 38-year-old actor recently gushed about how "great" his personal life is after the birth of his and Blake Lively's daughter.
Ryan Reynolds and his actress wife Blake Lively, who tied the knot in September 2012, welcomed their first child into the world over the Christmas holidays, and it seems the 38-year-old actor is adjusting to fatherhood quite well.
Reynolds and Lively welcomed their first child over the Christmas holidays
While talking with People magazine at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Reynolds couldn't help but gush about his family life is after the birth of his daughter. "I gotta jump in and do all those sorts of things," he said.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Opens Up About Fatherhood: "I've Even Tried Breastfeeding"
Jerry (Ryan Reynolds) is just a normal guy. Well, that might not be totally correct - while he is chipper and happy, he is also incredibly mentally unstable. While the people he works with at the bathtub factory think he is just a happy-go-lucky guy, Jerry is steadily trying to stop taking his anti-psychotic medication, and this has led to him believing that his cat and dog are talking to him. After a co-worker (Gemma Arterton) stands him up for a date, Mr. Whiskers the cat convinces him to become a serial killer, despite the dog's better judgement. As Jerry steadily gets further and further down the rabbit hole, his conscience (in the form of his cat and dog) battle for control over whether or not he will just give up and go totally crazy.
Continue: The Voices Trailer
The 38-year-old actor is set to star as the anti-hero mercenary in a standalone movie, set for release on February 12th, 2016.
After many fans wondering if Ryan Reynolds would ever reprise his role as 'Deadpool' from 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' the 38 year-old actor has finally confirmed he will star as the superhero in a standalone film.
Reynolds will play 'Deadpool' in an 'X-Men' spinoff movie
Reynolds took to Twitter on Thursday (Dec 4th) and posted a photo of a bullet portrait of 'Deadpool' along with a reference to the comic book character's favourite Mexican dish. "Uh... It's Chimichanga Time," he wrote.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Confirmed To Star In 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Deadpool'
Blake Lively, Elaine Lively and Ryan Reynolds - A variety of celebs were photographed on the red carpet at the Angel Ball 2014 Held at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 20th October 2014
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds - A variety of celebrities were photographed on the red carpet as Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Hosted the Angel Ball 2014 in Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 21st October 2014
Blake Lively is pregnant! The former 'Gossip Girl' actress announced she was expecting her first child with actor Ryan Reynolds on her recently launched Preserve website.
After the leaked test footage, Twentieth Century Fox has stamped a release date on 'X-Men: Deadpool'.
X-Men: Deadpool, a project that has long been in development for Twentieth Century Fox, will hit theaters in February 12, 2016. Tim Miller - responsible for the visual effects on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - will direct, while Ryan Reynolds is rumored to star.
Ryan Reynolds is likely to star in X-Men: Deadpool
Deadpool (Wade Wilson), a beloved character in the Marvel universe, is a mercenary and anti-hero who originally appeared as a villain in comic books. Known for his regenerative healing powers and superhuman stamina, Deadpool was played by Reynolds in the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Continue reading: 'X-Men: Deadpool' Set For 2016, Ryan Reynolds Likely To Star
Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Comics have slated 'Deadpool' to hit theatres on February 12th, 2016.
Finally Ryan Reynolds will star in another superhero movie, and this time it will hopefully be better than 2011's 'Green Lantern.' Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Comics' are going forward with the long-awaited 'X-Men' spinoff 'Deadpool.'
Reynolds played 'Deadpool' in 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'
On Thursday (Sept 18th), the film studio took to Twitter to announce that the upcoming movie will be released on February 12, 2016. Ryan Reynolds, who played 'Deadpool' in 2009's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine,' is expected to reprise the role, and Tim Miller will direct.
Continue reading: Fox Gives Winter 2016 Release Date To 'X-Men' Spinoff 'Deadpool'
Blake Lively hasn't been in many films or television series but she's still omnipresent in the entertainment world. She's appeared on this month's Vogue US cover, here are 10 things you need to know about the interview.
Blake Lively is a wife to heartthrob Ryan Reynolds, the idol of many of Gossip Girl obsessed teenage (and older) girl, and a future internet entrepreneur. She's certainly got a lot going for her but we know very little about the 26-year-old actress. So here's what we've learned from her interview with Vogue, the August cover of which she is currently gracing.
Blake Lively at the Premiere of Mr. Turner at the Cannes Film Festival.
Continue reading: 10 Things To Know About Blake Lively's 'Vogue' Cover Interview
Katie Holmes and Ryan Reynolds - Katie Holmes and Ryan Reynolds film scenes for their upcoming movie 'Woman In Gold' on location in a park - Encino, California, United States - Wednesday 16th July 2014
Will Katie Holmes be able to distance herself from her Dawson's Creek role in a slew of upcoming films?
As the former wife of one of Hollywood’s most prolific and instantly recognisable screen icons, it is to be expected that Katie Holmes marriage to Tom Cruise will define much of her career for many years to come. What’s more, despite starring in such well-known and successful films as Batman Begins, Go and Phone Booth, she remains most well-known for her role as Joey Potter in the long-running series Dawson’s Creek.
Katie Holmes is attempting to re-establish herself as an actress.
The series, which details the lives of four teenagers through their growing pangs and adolescent tribulations ran for six seasons and 128 episodes, leaving Katie’s turn as the character Joey Potter left burned onto the minds of much of the American public. So far, efforts to distance herself from the role have been largely unsuccessful but an upcoming slew of films sees Katie making her most concerted effort to redefine herself as a talented and versatile actress.
Continue reading: Everything You Need To Know About Katie Holmes' New Movie
Ryan Reynolds was booed at the Cannes Film Festival for his movie 'The Captive'
Ryan Reynolds was booed at the Cannes Film Festival this week for his latest movie The Captive - an abduction thriller dubbed "ludicrous" by industry mag Variety. In fact, the hostility to Atom Egoyan's movie was so intense that Reynolds was a no-show for the film's afterparty, according to Us Weekly.
Ryan Reynolds [L] In 'The Captive', Which Screened At Cannes Film Festival
"The director renders an already bogus story more preposterous by lathering it in portentous solemnity," said the Hollywood Reporter's David Rooney.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Booed At Cannes For "Ludicrous" Abduction Thriller
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their engagement (and apparently he's telling time on her Rolex). These other once engaged celebs also never made it down the aisle.
The most shocking break up news of the week goes to Glee star Naya Rivera and now ex-fiancee Big Sean. The pair have called it quits amid rumours of infidelity and Rolex theft. Naya tweeted “@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin.” Although the tweet was quickly removed, the plot is definitely thickening.
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their relationship
These others celebs also decided to end their very high profile engagements, although none of them accused each other of stealing expensive watches. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck AKA Bennifer were a bit of an odd couple to even begin with. In 2003 the couple were involved in an extremely high profile relationship, going so far as to co-star in a couple of god awful movies. The engagement was broken off in 2004, allegedly because Ben wasn’t ready to give up single life. Which makes sense because a year later he married Jennifer Garner. Burnnnnn.
Continue reading: Celebrity Engagements That Didn't Last
First comes love... Johansson's fiance announced the happy news this week.
Congratulations to Scarlett Johansson, who has apparently managed to sneak this one past all the gossip mags and is… pregnant. Not just that, according to TMZ, the Avengers actress is pretty far along – five months, if the report is correct. The Avengers actress doesn't seem keen on taking a break, however. Johansson is currently filming Avengers: Age of Ultron and has another Marvel project - the just announced Black Widow - lined up after that.
Johansson isn't going on maternity leave anytime soon.
Her fiancé, Romain Dauriac, with whom Johansson is having said progeny, reportedly told TMZ about it himself. Often referred to as a journalist, Dauriac is also the owner of an independent ad agency – apparently those creative types tend to find each other. The couple’s engagement back in September 2013 became a highly public affair. However, as of yet, no wedding plans have been announced. Johansson has previously dated Ryan Reynolds.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson And Fiance Romain Dauriac Announce Pregnancy
After Leighton and Adam heres 10 other couple's who's weddings have taken us by surprise.
We were all a bit surprised with the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody had tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony over the weekend, but this isn't the first time a celebrity couple have pulled a fast one on us. Here's 10 other celebrity weddings that we didn't see coming.
Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend of more than three years, Matt Rutler, are engaged! Rutler proposed on Friday (14th February) - That's Valentine's Day, in case anyone missed it - and Aguilera soon shared the news of her engagement on social media.
Christina Aguilera accepted her boyfriend Matt Rutler's proposal on Friday (14th February). The 33-year-old 'Beautiful' singer met Rutler on the set of Burlesque, in which she was starring and he was working as a production assistant.
Christina Aguilera & Matt Rutler are engaged!
Aguilera took to Twitter to share her happy news and included a photograph. Aguilera had tweeted earlier in the day, wishing her fans a Happy Valentine's Day and hoping it was "unforgettable". It certainly was an unforgettable day for Aguilera as a few hours later she was engaged!
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera Engaged - See Her Ring! [Picture]
Dennis Rodman took the top spot, with Paula Deen and Anthony Weiner coming behind him
Dennis Rodman topped one of the least desirable end of year lists going, as GQ placed the North Korea-infatuated former NBA star at the top of their annual 'Least Influential People' list. Rodman took home the dubious honour, which was awarded to Mitt Romney last year, beating politicians, pop stars, actors and actresses to the top spot thanks to his strange connection with North Korea and its dictator Kim Jong Un.
Described as a "Q-list celebrity willing to commit borderline treason just to hang out with a dictator who himself aspires to be a Q-list celebrity," by QG (reprinted by the Associated Press), Rodman won't be letter his minute influence get in the way of continuing his self-imposed peace mission in the dictatorship as he continues to travel back and forth to the Asian nation. Rodman revealed this week that he intends on going back to North Korea for the umpteenth time next month, this time going for an exhibition basketball tour.
Disgraced celebrity chef Paula Deen took the number two spot, with her racial slurs and subsequent court case with a former employee seeing her once glittering cooking empire crumble around her. The racist restauranteur was followed closely by former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose sexting exploits returned to the news for a second time whilst he was running for the New York mayorship in July. GQ described the horny Democrat as " the saddest lecher in American politics, and that's saying something, because they're all lechers."
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus & Barack Obama Among GQ's 'Least Influential' List
Whizzy and superficial, this isn't the most complicated animated film ever made, but it's a lot of fun if you can buy into its silly premise about a snail who moves at super-fast speed. Aside from its riotous sense of energy and thrilling action sequences, the script is also packed with enough deranged humour to keep the adults laughing along with the kids.
It starts in a normal garden, where Theo (voiced by Reynolds) dreams of racing his human idol, the Indy champ Guy Gagne (Hader). Theo even calls himself "Turbo", annoying his pragmatic brother Chet (Giamatti). Then a freak accident involving nitrous-oxide gives him lightning speed. In search of a chance to race, he meets another dreamer with a practical-minded brother: Tito (Pena) is a man who owns a taco truck with his grumpy sibling Angelo (Guzman). And it's Tito who works with local business owners (Jenkins, Jeong and Rodriguez) to help Turbo achieve his goal to enter the Indianapolis 500 and race against his hero. On the track, Turbo is assisted by a pit-crew of Tito's pet snails (Jackson, Rudolph, Dogg and Schwartz).
Yes, the plot is preposterous, but the script openly acknowledges the insanity of the "snail vs car" race, maintaining the dizzying size discrepancy as all of the characters are just as incredulous as we are. The filmmakers also create a hilarious snail underworld packed with running gags about the perils of being so little. Although they haven't included much slime, which is a strange omission for a movie aimed primarily at pre-teen boys. Still, each snail (and each human too) is such a bundle of big personality traits that we don't really mind the gender and ethnic stereotypes.
Continue reading: Turbo Review
Scarlett celebrates seven years of sexiness thanks to Esquire but reveals the green-eyed monster sometimes makes an appearance.
Actress Scarlett Johansson has been crowned Esquire magazine's sexiest woman alive for the second time after her first victory in 2006. She can now celebrate the unique accolade of being the only woman to be crowned more than once. Go you, Scarlett!
Scarlett Crowned Esquire's Sexiest Woman.
However, the Avengers actress has revealed that despite being widely considered the world's most attractive female, she is just like everyone else when it comes to feeling protective over their significant other. Speaking to Esquire in her latest interview, Scarlett revealed that her husband-to-be Romain Dauriac brings out a side in her she never thought existed.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson, Twice Sexiest Woman Alive, Suffers Jealousy Issues
Everyone loves Scarlett Johansson, but Esquire readers seem to be especially fond of her.
If you watch any film with Scarlett Johansson, it is abundantly clear that the lady is actually a talented actress, although all that tends to get overshadowed by her constantly topping of any and every “Sexiest Woman Alive” list around. Case in point: this month’s edition of Esquire, which has named ScarJo as its reigning queen of sex appeal for the second year in a row.
No one can argue that she doesn't deserve the title.
Of course, it’s not like the actress minds the repeat honor. She joins the likes of Johnny Depp, George Clooney and Brad Pitt in the exclusive two-timers club of Esquire. It is so exclusive, in fact, that Johansson is the first woman to be voted “sexiest” twice. Of course, she had to comment somehow – and she received the title with grace, poise and general awesomness, as well as a bit of brutal honesty. "I'm the only woman to win twice right? You know, I gotta hustle," Johansson tells the magazine. "I'm a 28-year-old woman in the movie business, right? Pretty soon the roles you're offered all become mothers. Then they just sort of stop. I have to hedge against that with work-theater, producing; this thing with Esquire."
Having been spotted with a huge diamond ring on her left hand and according to certain sources, Scarlett Johansson is engaged!
Scarlett Johansson recently told an interviewer that she is too caught up in her exciting career to think about settling down and starting a family, but what she didn't say in said interview is that she wasn't considering moving towards having a family-life some time soon. It looks like this might be the case though, as Scarlett has reportedly taken those first few steps towards becoming a family woman, by supposedly getting engaged to her boyfriend Romain Dauriac.
Scarlett at the Venice Film Festival, wearing the ring on her left hand
The Under the Skin beauty and her French journalist other half have apparently been engaged for about a month, according to People, and have been keeping the fact that they've taken the next step in their relationship to themselves throughout the summer. A source who claims to be close to the actress, 28, and Dauriac, 30, has told People that they have been planning their marriage like it is some clandestine operation and revealed "they're engaged and very happy."
Continue reading: Are Scarlett Johansson And Romain Dauriac Engaged?
The Wolverine has placed at number one in the US Weekend Box Office. This latest instalment in the X-Men franchise has proved popular with audiences but less so with critics.
The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, has placed at number one in the US Weekend Box Office. The latest instalment in the X-Men franchise sees Wolverine a.k.a. Logan visit Japan in order to face his past. The movie continues the story of X-Men: The Last Stand in which we saw Wolverine forced to kill Jean Grey (Famke Janssen). Also starring alongside Jackman are Hiroyuki Sanada (Sunshine) and models Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukishima.
Hugh Jackman with Tao Okamoto (L) and Rila Fukashima (R) at the London premiere of The Wolverine.
Those who have commented positively on The Wolverine have said the film creates a diverse character which "pumps some feeling into the guy along with his muscles and steel talons" (Geoff Pevere - Globe and Mail). Others, such as Toronto Star's critic Raju Mudhar, have praised the production team for ensuring the "superhero/Asian crime drama mash-up" is successful.
Ryan Reynolds is struggling to maintain his status as a box-office banker.
It was a weekend that Ryan Reynolds would probably rather forget. In fact, it he probably woke-up in cold sweats wondering whether he had another Green Lantern on his hands. The actor starred in two new releases this week, crime-comedy RIPD and the animated flick Turbo - both cost $130 million to make, both were expected to trouble the top of the box-office, both bombed.
Despite A Pretty Cool Premise, RIPD Failed To Fire At The Box Office
The paranormal horror managed to beat competition from the animated films Despicable Me 2, Turbo and Monsters University, as well as a host of action movies during a congested weekend at the box office
The Conjuring is Universal's re-telling of a 'true' story about a family who move to a rural old farmhouse in New England to live the good life, only problem is; they're not alone at their new place, as they soon find out over the course of the fright-fest. In a crowded box office market the Vera Farmiga-starring horror film managed to scare off competition and emerge as the top grossing film this weekend.
The James Wan (Saw, Insidious) directed flick won many plaudits from critic who praised the film as one of the years most genuinely frightening movies and clearly America took notice of this praise as thousands flocked through the turnstiles to make it a clear box office winner. In a market that is usually dominated by family films or action movies at this time of year, Universal gambled when they released the horror, but clearly this was a gamble that has paid off for the Hollywood powerhouse who recouped over $40 million in the film's first week.
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Turbo has divided the critics, though should provide harmless fun this weekend.
Like many animated family movies, Turbo’s premise is simple: a snail dreams of being the fastest mollusc in the world, and intends to prove it by winning the Indie 500. There was a time when Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar could do no wrong; Toy Story, Shrek, Finding Nemo and Ratatouille fooled people into thinking every animation film was, by virtue, amazing.
Reynolds provides the voice for our lead snail, Theo
Recently those times have changed, and we’re getting a little bored of what the studios have to offer. Wreck it Ralph provided some welcome relief, focussing upon the genre that essentially predicated animated cinema. So does Turbo have enough? We’ve already seen Despicable Me 2 and Monster’s University divide the critics this summer after all.
Continue reading: Turbo Reviews - Will Ryan Reynolds Race His Way Into Families' Hearts?
'Green Lantern' star Ryan Reynolds showed up at the 'Turbo' premiere in the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York. He plays the title character in the hilarious animated flick; a snail who wishes to defy his nature and become faster than the speediest IndyCar racer in the world.
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