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The couple urge people to undergo local first aid classes.
There are some important skills a parent must learn regardless of whether or not they'll ever need it. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are trying to encourage new parents to take classes in child CPR - just in case they one day have to save their child's life.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively at the 2017 Met Gala
Becoming a parent means learning a lot of new skills as you go along. Something that you are not going to want to learn as you go, however, is child first aid - more specifically CPR. Hopefully, neither Blake Lively nor Ryan Reynolds will ever be forced to perform this life-saving procedure on either of their daughters; Ines and James; but that doesn't mean they don't need to be prepared.
Continue reading: Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Learn To Save Lives With Infant CPR Class
Reynolds praised his wife while being interviewed for Humans of New York at the 2017 Met Gala in New York.
The glamorous couple attended the annual Met Gala on Monday evening (May 1st) in New York City, and were photographed by Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton, as part of the popular photoblog that was established in 2010.
“She always responds with empathy. She meets anger with empathy. She meets hate with empathy,” Reynolds said about his wife of five years and mother of his two children. “She'll take the time to imagine what happened to a person when they were five or six years old. And she's made me a more empathetic person.”
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Says Blake Lively Made Him A "More Empathetic" Person
'Deadpool 2' gets an official release date.
The release date for the eagerly anticipated 'Deadpool 2' has finally been confirmed, with principal photography set to begin this summer. The sequel is set to arrive in 2018 with David Leitch at the helm, and Zazie Beetz and Josh Brolin among the cast.
Ryan Reynolds returns as Deadpool
At the weekend, 20th Century Fox revealed a summer premiere date for the Marvel sequel which comes to theatres next year. Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapicic and Ryan Reynolds return to the franchise as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Colossus and Deadpool respectively, with new cast members having also been announced.
Continue reading: It's Official: 'Deadpool 2' Is Coming In Summer 2018
Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld says that the chemistry between Ryan Reynolds and Zazie Beetz in upcoming Marvel movie 'Deadpool 2' needs to be "spectacular".
It's hard to think about the world of comic book movies without 'Deadpool' immediately springing to mind. The film was one of 2016's biggest successes, despite being slapped with an R-rating in the US, and went on to break all sorts of records while catapulting Ryan Reynolds into the world of much-adored superheroes.
Ryan Reynolds as Marvel Comics character Deadpool
Earlier this year, Reynolds announced the news that Zazie Beetz had joined the cast of 'Deadpool 2' in a now-deleted tweet, using dominoes to reveal that she'd be taking on the character Domino.
Like a mash-up of Alien and Gravity, this ripping sci-fi horror movie is very effective at generating tension and terror. And it helps that an adept cast is on board to give some weight to characters who are rather thinly written. The script, by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, keeps everything lean and mean, concentrating on the scary stuff while ignoring any thematic depth or topicality. But director Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) keeps it moving briskly.
It's set on board the International Space Station, where a specialised six-person crew is examining new soil samples from Mars. Science officer Hugh (Ariyon Bakare) finds alien life in the dirt, and watches in amazement as the cells grow and cooperate to create an interactive jellyfish-like creature, which schoolchildren on Earth name Calvin. Infectious disease doctors David and Miranda (Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson) are concerned that this life-form remains contained in the lab. So Captain Kat (Olga Dihovichnaya) and technicians Roy and Sho (Ryan Reynolds and Hiroyuki Sanada) set out to lock things down. But of course, this proves trickier than they thought it would be.
What follows is, unsurprisingly, a stalker slasher movie in which the crew members go down one by one. Calvin is a quick learner, and grows into a seriously menacing creature, complete with the silly addition of a kind of evil digital face. It also gets a few corny point of view camera angles. But mainly Espinosa holds his nerve, maintaining a believable sense of the science and the setting as things get increasingly out of control. Each terrifying set piece is followed by a brief moment of silence in which the characters (and audience) catch their breath. This also allows them to add one back story detail per person, in an attempt to stir up some emotional connection. But it doesn't really matter once the violent mayhem kicks into gear again.
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The actress marched in New York City on Saturday.
Blake Lively has written a moving post on Instagram, explaining why she decided to take part in the Women’s March in New York City on Saturday.
The actress shared a photo of herself on Instagram posing beside a little girl in a wheelchair holding a sign which read, "Let's make American kind again,” and explained that as a mom of two girls, the march was particularly important to her.
Yet another award ceremony for this Marvel adventure.
The nominations for theatrical and documentary screenplays have been announced for the 69th Writers Guild of America Awards, with 'Deadpool' leading as one of the strong contenders for Best Adapted Screenplay. Based on the 'X-Men' comic book series, the movie was a critically acclaimed smash last year.
Deadpool lands Writers Guild of America Award nomination
'Deadpool' has added yet another nomination to its growing list of recognition. While also being up for Best Motion Picture and with star Ryan Reynolds up for Best Performance by an Actor at the 2017 Golden Globes, the Marvel comedy is also nominated for two People's Choice Awards, a Jupiter Award and a Casting Society of America prize.
Reynolds has previously said that his 'Deadpool' role caused him a great deal of stress and anxiety before the film was released.
Ryan Reynolds has credited his wife Blake Lively for keeping him “sane” during the most stressful and difficult periods of his career, particularly as he prepared for Deadpool, the actor has said in a new interview.
The 40 year old actor has been nominated for the Golden Globes for his role as the masked anti-hero, in what is his first major awards nomination in the Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) category. He has recently won the Critics’ Choice Award for the same role, a good indicator that he’ll be scooping more prizes in the near future.
However, the Wade Wilson / Deadpool role caused Reynolds a great deal of anxiety long before this, aggravating a condition he’s battled for his whole life.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Says Blake Lively Kept Him "Sane" Through Anxiety Attacks
A report by The Wrap had suggested that Deadpool would be making a cameo appearance in 'Logan' - but Reynolds squashed the rumour on Twitter.
Sorry, Deadpool fans – it looks as if recent reports that Ryan Reynolds’ masked anti-hero will not be making an appearance in the forthcoming movie Logan after all, with the actor himself taking to Twitter to squash the rumours.
On Wednesday (December 28th), a report by movie website The Wrap suggested that Reynolds had donned his mask to shoot a scene for the new film, which is due out in March 2017.
However, the Canadian actor responded to a fan who asked him directly on Twitter whether the rumours were true. “Sadly, not true. Prisoner 24601 is on a solo mission,” he wrote, referring to the movie’s star Hugh Jackman’s prisoner number when he played Jean Valjean in the movie version of Les Miserables.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Has NOT Filmed A Scene As Deadpool For 'Logan' Movie
The couple's second daughter, a sibling for two-year-old James, arrived back in October.
Days after Ryan Reynolds introduced his two infant daughters to the world when he brought the family to his Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiling earlier this week, it’s been rumoured that he and wife Blake Lively have named the newest little one Ines.
The couple are very guarded about details of their family life, but Us Weekly reported on Wednesday (December 21st) that their youngest daughter, whom they welcomed back in October, is called Ines. Reps for the couple have not yet confirmed this, however.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively's Second Daughter's Name Revealed
The actor has finally received a star on the Hollywood Boulevard.
Ryan Reynolds celebrated his receipt of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week by introducing his daughters to the public officially for the first time. He and Blake Lively brought along their daughter James, and their newest daughter whose name we are still yet to discover.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds reunited with their family
It was a family affair on the Hollywood Boulevard yesterday (December 15th 2016), with 'Deadpool' star Ryan Reynolds accepting his Walk of Fame star with wife Blake - who was absolutely stunning in a blue Atelier Versace dress - and his 2-year-old and 2-month-old daughters.
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Brings His Whole Family To Walk Of Fame Ceremony
He dedicates his Entertainer of the Year award to sick kids.
Ryan Reynolds proved that he has a serious side to him when he accepted the Entertainer of the Year Award this weekend at the Critics' Choice Awards where he also won Best Actor in a Comedy and was nominated for Best Actor in an Action Movie. He dedicated his gong to kids with cancer.
Ryan Reynolds' Critics' Choice speech was pretty adorable
The 'Deadpool' star won Entertainment Weekly's Entertainer of the Year at the 22nd annual Critics' Choice Awards last night (December 11th 2016) but took the opportunity to take the spotlight off himself for a while and onto all the children who are suffereing from cancer and other illnesses in hospital.
The two actors married in 2012 and have two daughters together.
Speaking to GQ magazine, the actor described how the couple enjoyed a dance together at an empty New York restaurant and in that moment he knew things were real with Blake.
Ryan Reynolds has revealed when he knew Blake Lively was ‘the one’
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Reveals When He Knew Blake Lively Was 'The One'
Blake Lively appears to have forgiven him.
It's safe to say that Blake Lively cannot trust hubby Ryan Reynolds to keep a secret. The actor confirmed that his 4-week-old second child was a girl during his appearance on 'Conan' this week, and thus suffered the wrath of his secretive wife. Top marks for his apology though.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have another daughter
Two weeks ago, the 'Deadpool' star posted a very much not unusual joke about his parenthood issues on Twitter, but this time he revealed way too much information than he was allowed to. To make matters worse, he then categorically confirmed that he had two daughters to Conan O'Brien on Wednesday (November 2nd 2016), quipping about the oestrogen levels in his house.
The actor went on 'Conan' with a new love story proposition.
It's not exactly Nicholas Sparks but it'll do. Ryan Reynolds and Conan O'Brien shared a very enthusiastic smooch during a skit on TBS' 'Conan' where the actor was pretending to promote his new film 'The Notebook 2'. Gotta say, stellar acting from both of them.
Ryan Reynolds makes out with Conan
'Deadpool' star Ryan played a game on 'Conan' where he would read out something he was promoting and everyone had to guess whether or not it was real. They ranged from ham underwear and a new documentary called 'Dolphins And How To Stop Them', to parenting book '10 Easy Steps To Lower Your Child's Self-Esteem' and children's song album 'Civil War Wound Sing-Along'. But the main event was his latest movie 'The Notebook 2'.
Swift enjoyed a Halloween party with her squad.
Taylor Swift’s been keeping a pretty low profile in the couple of months since she and Tom Hiddleston split, but if there’s one thing that’ll always bring her out of hiding, it’s a public holiday, and this Halloween she went out on the town in style – dressed in Ryan Reynolds’ actual Deadpool costume.
The 27 year old singer and her star-studded squad made a great night of it on Monday, as she and her pals got together in New York for a party, capturing the moment on Instagram.
On board the International Space Station, a group of astronauts and scientists are risking their lives in order to study various outer worldly scenarios. When the team are sent a pod by an exploration vessel based on a planet Mars, the delivery process is risky but the skilled engineers manage to intercept the pod with little issue.
As the team re-group and begin to investigate the findings of the mission, not one of the crew members expects what has been delivered to them. The team of six unbelievably find that the Mars rover has found a form of life. A primitive large single cell; without expecting to, the team appear to have just proven that life on other planets is possible and they're the first ones to see exactly what it is.
Lead by a British scientist, the team quarantine the sample and begin to culture and nurture it in a bid to discover what the cell is part of. Everyone on the Space Station is overwhelmed and equally intrigued by the discovery and the secrets it holds but as they soon realise, the lifeform is far more dangerous than any of them could ever comprehended and it soon wishes to take over its new host.
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The actor let slip during a tweet that referenced his "daughter"
Hollywood superstar couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds recently welcomed their second child on September 16 but have yet to reveal any details about the new born. However, it seems the Deadpool actor may have slipped up and told the Twitter world he’s the daddy of a new baby girl.
Fans believe that the couple now have two daughters
The 39-year-old actor and his Gossip Girl wife already have a little girl called James who will turn two in December.
Continue reading: Has Ryan Reynolds Had A Second Daughter?
And Taylor Swift has already paid the little one a visit!
The superstar couple are already parents to daughter James, who was born in December 2014.
Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds have welcomed their second child.
Continue reading: Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Welcome Second Child
The actress came under criticism in May, after she captioned an Instagram pic, ‘L.A. face with an Oakland booty’.
Blake Lively has spoken out about her minor Instagram controversy last month, when she came under fire after captioning an Instagram post, ‘L.A. face with an Oakland booty’, a line from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s 1992 hit ‘Baby Got Back’.
Blake Lively has spoken about her ‘Oakland Booty’ controversy.
Speaking on SiriusXM's Sway in the Morning show Lively said: "It's something I was proud of. I never meant to offend anyone.” After the backlash Lively was defended by Sir Mix-a-lot himself, something which meant a lot to the actress.
Connor McGrath had met the ‘Deadpool’ star through the Make-a-Wish foundation.
Actor Ryan Reynolds has paid a touching tribute to a 13-year-old Deadpool fan, who sadly lost his battle with cancer earlier this week. Conor McGrath met the actor though the Make-A-Wish Foundation three years ago and was first person to see Deadpool, earlier this year.
Ryan Reynolds has posted a tribute to a 13-year-old Deadpool fan who died from cancer.
On Facebook the actor wrote: ‘For three straight years, my friend, Connor McGrath drop-kicked cancer... Not sure how... Maybe the cancer cheated... But the fight came to an end two nights ago….Connor was 13. But this kid... He was smart. He was funny. And not just funny 'for a kid' - or funny 'for a person battling something awful'. He was unqualified funny. He had that... thing.’
Continue reading: Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute To 13-Year-Old Cancer Patient
The Hollywood couple are apparently pregnant again.
There's happiness all round as it's announced that Blake Lively is pregnant with her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds; news that comes in the wake of Eva Mendes' and Ryan Gosling's similarly happy news today (April 15th 2016) regarding their second pregnancy. So many Hollywood babies!
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are apparently pregnant again
This could be a false alarm, however, as it isn't apparent that a rep has made a statement in regards to Lively and Reynolds' happy news, but Us Magazine have 'exclusively confirmed' that the joyful tidings are true. 'Blake is absolutely thrilled and so is Ryan', a source 'close to the actress' told People Magazine.
Continue reading: Are Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Set To Welcome Baby Number Two?
Almost criminally entertaining, this preposterous thriller mixes buckets of humour and emotion into the violent, twisty action. And Kevin Costner gets his best role in years, a remarkably complex character who's unpredictable and thoroughly engaging. So even as the story grows increasingly ridiculous, the film remains both gripping and a lot of fun.
It's set in London, where hot CIA operative Bill (Ryan Reynolds) is on the trail of an evil anarchist (Jordi Molla) when he's captured, tortured and killed. To stop an imminent attack, the CIA chief Wells (Gary Oldman) needs to know what Bill was working on. So he calls in scientist Franks (Tommy Lee Jones), who has been experimenting with transferring memories from brain to brain in animals. For his first human trial, he copies Bill's dying memories into the only suitable brain available on such short notice: psycho killer Jericho (Kevin Costner), who's serving a death sentence in prison. And now Jericho is desperate to sort out the chaos in his head.
Director Ariel Vromen (The Iceman) keeps everything moving so briskly that there isn't time to stop and think about how silly the premise is. All of these characters act on their basest impulses, never thinking through anything before they charge into the next situation. Viewers who try to make sense of the plot, or of London's geography, will find their brains aching like Jericho's. So it's better to just hang on and enjoy the ride. The film's edgy, urgent tone adds the illusion of depth amid the mindlessly brutal violence, while the formidable cast adds weight to a variety of rather thinly drawn characters, from Oldman's bluster to Jones' wry wit. Only Costner gets some real depth to play with, and Jericho is constantly surprising, mixing a killer instinct with brainy invention and some properly dark emotions. His scenes with Gal Gadot (as Bill's wife) are unnervingly tense and moving.
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Never forget that Batman was once Daredevil and Deadpool was once The Green Lantern.
When Ben Affleck was announced as taking the role of Batman in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, many comic book fans rolled their eyes. It wasn’t necessarily because they disliked Affleck, it was more because there was still a bad taste in their mouths from 2003’s Daredevil. But as Ryan Reynolds proved earlier this year, redemption in the world of superhero movies is entirely possible and these actors have certainly repented for their past comic book sins.
Ben Affleck: Daredevil to Batman
Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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
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
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds - 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Outside Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 5th May 2014
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.
Continue reading: The Conjuring Manages To Scare It's Way To The Top Of The US Box Office
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.
Snoop Lion, Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds are interviewed at a press junket for their new movie 'Turbo' in which they play animated snails with dreams of becoming racers. They are asked about what attracted them to the role, the implications of being an 'underdog' and their favourite underdog characters.
Kyra Sedgwick, wife of actor Kevin Bacon, sliced the tip of her finger off on Saturday night (29th June 2013). She was, according to Bacon who posted pictures of her injury online, in the process of cutting kale when she obtained the injury.
Kevin Bacon posted pictures of his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, online after she accidently sliced the tip of her finger off. She was cutting kale when the injury occurred. The pictures were posted on Saturday evening (29th June) on Bacon's WhoSay account.
Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon at the renaming of the Lynn Redgrave Theater, New York.
One picture shows his wife sitting looking understandably miserable on a hospital bed holding up her bandaged hand. Bacon tagged his wife in the picture and added the comment "in the ER. Kale isn't ALLWAYS HEALTHY... if you chop the end of your finger off".
Continue reading: Kevin Bacon Warns His Wife Kyra Sedgwick: "Kale Isn't Always Healthy"
Turbo has big dreams for such a small garden snail; dreams that stretch beyond his regular, sluggish, plant-pot dwelling life. He wants to become the fastest mover in the world, even faster than his favourite racing driver, and compete at the IndyCar races, but, as nature would have it, no matter how much training he does, he simply can't gather speed. However, one day, while gazing at the blurry flow of traffic on a highway, his wish comes true when he is sucked into the back of a vehicle and submerged in a tank of nitrous oxide. On making an escape, he finds himself glowing like a lightbulb and zooming past his inching friends a hundred times faster than he ever believed was possible. On his journey to speedy stardom, he meets Whiplash, Skidmark, Burn, Smooth Move and White Shadow; a crew of other racer wannabes who take him under their wings.
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Turbo might be just your average garden snail but there's one thing that sets him apart from all his friends; he is tired of the slowness of life and has dreams of becoming the fastest creature in the world. While his friend Chet does everything within his power to convince him that he should enjoy the life he has and forget his impossible aspirations. However, while Turbo wistfully watches the flow of traffic on the highway, he makes a wish that unexpectedly defies biology. He is sucked into the engine of a racing car and is subsequently submerged in a tank of nitrous oxide which causes him to glow brightly. When he realises that it has also given him the ability to move at an extraordinary pace, he is determined to compete at the IndyCar races and become the first snail in history to win in a vehicular race.
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Nick Walker was a promising SWAT officer before getting brutally killed in a police raid. But waking up dead isn't the only thing that alarms him as he is whisked away to a police station in the heavens. He may be dead, but to the undead souls of the R.I.P.D., he's much too good to lose and so he is enlisted into the afterlife police force of the 'Rest In Peace Department' because criminals aren't just a thing of life. He must now fight the evil souls of the underworld that have escaped judgement as they threaten to terrorise the living; helping him is the veteran Sheriff Roy Pulsifer, an expert in the field of keeping dead souls at bay. Through the chaos of the misbalance between life and death and good and evil, Nick attempts to find the man who shot him dead and bring justice to both the living and the dead.
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The first official trailer for the upcoming summer action flick R.I.P.D. has gone online.
Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds are starring in one of the summers most anticipated action blockbusters, R.I.P.D. and after months of waiting the first trailer for the supernatural, action-packed adventure has gone viral. The buddy cop film will be released in cinemas, in 3-D of course, by Universal Pictures on July 19 this year.
R.I.P.D. (which stands for 'Rest in Peace Department') has been adapted from the Dark Horse comic book series of the same name and follows recently deceased police officer, Nick Walker (Reynolds), who was killed in the line of duty at the prime of his career only to find himself being drafted in to police paranormal activity from beyond the grave. Teamed with the battle-scarred sheriff Roy Pulsifer (Bridges), it's up to these two to catch foul souls that have managed to escape judgment when they were in limbo whilst Reynold's character also tries to track down the man who killed him and drew him into this bizarre world in the first place.
Continue reading: Jeff Bridges And Ryan Reynold Hunt For Bad-Guys In The R.I.P.D. Trailer
The Croods is witty with sharp characters who are well written, voiced and drawn while Jack the Giant Slayer is smarter and funnier than we expect. We are also rather excited by a first look at Kick Ass 2 as well as a chilling new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness.
This week's big global release is the DreamWorks animated prehistoric comedy-adventure The Croods, led by an all-star vocal cast including Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Look for a huge push for must-have spin-off merchandise for this one, as it's packed with cuddly creatures. And hope it does well at the box office, because it would make a great franchise too.
Doing the publicity rounds this week, Gerard Butler has been out promoting his new White House thriller Olympus Has Fallen. Flitting between New York and Los Angeles to appear on every chat show possible, it's no wonder that he was somewhat fed-up by the time he reached David Letterman's Manhattan studio. Of course, the paparazzi caught it on camera as he lost his patience with a fan trying to get multiple autographs. But he manages to recovers his usual charm.
Turbo is a regular garden snail who, unlike his friends, is bored of living his life at a. well, snail's pace. As much as his friends and family try to convince him that his dreams of becoming a super-fast racer are, frankly, ridiculous and utterly fruitless, he refuses to give up hope and makes a wish that is set to change his life forever. After accidently finding himself taking a ride on the roof of the racing car of one of the fastest racers in the world, he finds himself flying into a tank of nitrous oxide which transforms his genetic code and makes him one of the fastest moving creatures on Earth, putting other wannabe snail racers to shame.
'Turbo' is the hilarious and delightful new animated movie from DreamWorks about the power of hope and determination in striving to achieve your dreams. It is David Soren's directorial feature film debut, though he has worked on a string of other animated flicks in other departments. He also co-wrote 'Turbo' with Darren Lemke ('Jack the Giant Slayer', 'Shrek Forever After') and Robert D. Siegel ('The Wrestler', 'Big Fan'). It is scheduled to be released in UK cinemas this Autumn on October 18th 2013.
Cleverly blending a rebellious teen comedy with an animated prehistoric adventure, this witty film wins us over with sharp characters who are written, voiced and drawn with plenty of personality. It may be yet another hyperactive, silly romp, but the attention to detail is extraordinary, and the rather overfamiliar message is genuinely inspiring.
The Crood family has survived the primordial chaos because dad Grug (Cage) keeps them in a constant state of fear, never letting them out of the cave after dark. There's just too much out there that wants to eat them! But teen daughter Eep (Stone) is restless to explore the world. Her mum Ugga (Keener) has her hands full tending to feral baby Sandy (Thom), lunkheaded pre-teen brother Thunk (Duke) and feisty Gran (Leachman), so Eep sneaks out in the middle of the night. There she meets Guy (Reynolds), a slightly more evolved human who has mastered fire and has what sound like radical ideas about survival. Grog is not happy about this at all. But when the world starts shifting around them, he has little choice but to allow his family to follow this new kid into what is clearly certain death.
Only of course, this being a comical cartoon, we know they'll all be fine, even though most of their adventures are seriously perilous. Filmmakers De Micco (Space Chimps) and Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon) create a lavishly imagined world of mash-up creatures that seem like lost links in the evolutionary chain. Gigantic predatory kittens, mouse-sized elephants, crocodile puppies and walking whales are not only hilarious, but they make us want to buy a plush version all our own. In other words, the film is a riot of marketing possibilities, including the promise of a long-running franchise.
Continue reading: The Croods Review
Turbo is a garden snail with big dreams of becoming the speediest snail in the world. He is seen as a figure of embarrassment among his snail community, his family and his friends for rejecting their slow and steady way of life but is nonetheless determined, through an intensive training routine, to become like his all-time favourite idol, Guy Gagne; a Indianapolis 500 racing champion for IndyCar. One day, his treasured dreams seem set to be realised when, following a freak incident, he develops an incredible superpower that allows him to move at a mind-blowing pace giving him the chance to truly compete at the IndyCar races and win the Indy 500 champion title for himself.
'Turbo' is a wonderful animated family comedy from DreamWorks about determination, hope and achieving your dreams. It is the feature directorial debut of David Soren who has previously worked on 'Shark Tale', 'Madagascar 2' and 'Shrek' in various departments and who also acted as a co-writer for the film alongside Darren Lemke ('Jack the Giant Slayer', 'Shrek Forever After') and Robert D. Siegel ('The Wrestler', 'Big Fan'). It's a delightful little tale due for release much later in the year on October 18th 2013.
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson
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There must have been something in the air this year because we literally had too many celebrity weddings to choose from for this list (sorry Alec Baldwin, you can stop reading now, you got bumped), and it was a tough job whittling it down to 10. So, who DID make the grade in our run-down 2012’s best nuptials?
What was the highlight of actress Amber Tamblyn and actor David Cross’ wedding? Well, sadly, even Tamblyn’s stunning gown couldn’t upstage the antics of their unofficial photographer, Questlove. The happy snapper not only DJ’d at the wedding, but also decided to take a number of pics of the happy couple and stick them on his Instagram account. The Roots drummer revealed pretty much everything from the bride’s arrival, to the cutting of the cake, using the hashtag #weddinginthewoods. So, Amber and David – you just about made the grade, but you have your crazy DJ to thank for it.
Newlyweds Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds - Newlyweds Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds arrive separately at LAX to board a flight Thursday 29th November 2012 Featuring: Blake Lively Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise and Parker - Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges and Mary-Louise Parker Sunday 25th November 2012 Actors filming scenes for the upcoming movie 'R.I.P.D' in downtown Los Angeles
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds have been officially married for over a month now, at which time it seems right for Lively to finally begin wearing her utterly incredible wedding ring (and about time too). She's managed to keep it well hidden or simply just not worn it while she's been out and about, but on the set of her hit show Gossip Girl, it seems the star is happy to flaunt her assets-and for once a comment like that about a woman is not meant to be crude.
Sporting a casual outfit of black denim, a Native-American style print jacket and black scarf, with a seemingly effortless and casual up-do of her blonde locks, Lively strolled casually and confidently on set, until she saw the cameras, at which point she tucked her hand away into her pocket, according to EntertainmentWise.
The rock is a 12 carat pink diamond that set Reynolds back an estimated $2m. Jeweller, Lorraine Schwartz worked with Reynolds who wanted to design the ring himself for her. A spokesperson for the jeweller said “'Ryan chose Lorraine Schwartz to help him find a flawless, light pink oval diamond. They worked together to design a custom setting in rose gold and pave diamonds with a nod to deco.”
Amber Tamblyn's dress was the real star of the show as the American actress and poet tied the knot with comedian and actor David Cross at a wonderful looking ceremony at the weekend. There was no press photography there, but who needs them when you've got DJ and music producer Questlove around to go snap-happy for you. The 41 year-old couldn't seem to help himself and on his Instagram, among other photos, there are a couple of glorious pictures of Tamblyn looking resplendent in a bright yellow, non-traditional dress.
In a classy looking location - pictures show Tamblyn stepping out of a boat with a lake and a lush-looking wood behind it - the couple were wedded with others in attendance including recently married Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively (also snapped by the ever reliable Questlove), whilst E! Online reports that Tamblyn's other 'Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants' co-stars America Ferrera and Alexis Bledel were also there, as was Amy Poehler, who recently split from her husband Will Arnett. American rock band Yo La Tengo provided the music.
Questlove really got pretty close up to the bride and groom, with one very intimate shot showing the moment when the pair of them cut the cake. With a man like him around, the paparazzi should be looking over their shoulders.
The Croods are a prehistoric family of six who have always lived by patriarch Grug's rule of never venturing out of the cave they call a home. While his wife Ugga, his mother-in-law Gran, his son Thunk and his baby Sandy all stand by his wishes, his eldest daughter Eep becomes restless as her curiosity for what the outside world might be like overwhelms her despite her father's brutal warnings. Giving in to temptation, Eep sneaks out to explore and, to her father's terror, almost gets crushed in an avalanche caused by an earthquake which destroys their home. No-one is hurt; on the contrary, a whole new land is discovered filled with vibrant vegetation and exotic creatures. Homeless and with no excuse to avoid investigating, the family set out on a journey into this new world, with Grug still feeling profoundly reluctant.
This animation adventure is a wonderful story of family, discovery and bravery directed and written by the geniuses of several lovable CGI movies, Kirk De Micco ('Space Chimps', 'Racing Stripes') and Chris Sanders ('Lilo & Stitch', 'How to Train Your Dragon'). Not only is it heart-warming to watch, but you'll also never go long without laughing whatever your age. It will hit UK cinemas from March 22nd 2013.
After a childhood wish brought his teddy bear to life, John (Wahlberg) has become inseparable with his buddy Ted (voiced by Macfarlane). But John's girlfriend Lori (Kunis) is starting to think that a 35-year-old man and his fluffy pal should stop living like stoner-slackers. Worried about the foul-mouthed, womanising Ted's influence, she encourages John to make his own way in life, so they can be a proper couple. But separating Ted and John is more difficult than it looks.
Continue reading: Ted Review
Matt (Reynolds) is a low-level operative watching over the CIA's Cape Town safe house. After months of sitting around waiting, he finally gets to host a notorious guest: most-wanted rogue agent Tobin (Washington). Then violent thugs assault the place and Matt takes Tobin on the run, calling his handler (Gleeson) in Langley to get help from senior agents (Farmiga and Shepard). But there's clearly a leak in the ranks, and Tobin is obviously carrying something both the good guys and bad guys want.
Continue reading: Safe House Review
Matt Weston is a young CIA agent who, for the past year, has been bored by his inactive post in Cape Town. Matt is a "housekeeper" who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, a loyal company man who is waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. That opportunity seems to present itself when Matt's new 'guest' proves to be the most dangerous man he's ever met.
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As a child, Michael and his father Charles have had a tense relationship. Charles would lash out at Michael for breaking the rules; once even attempting to hit him with a baseball bat when he intervened in a fight between Charles and his wife Lisa. Another time, Charles was made to walk home in the rain after claiming to have lost his glasses.
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While Dave (Bateman) has become a successful lawyer, complete with gorgeous wife Jamie (Mann) and three kids, his childhood friend Mitch (Reynolds) is living like a slacker with a string of random women. One night they wish they had each other's life and the next morning they wake up in each other's skin.
Of course, after the initial wackiness, Mitch is going to have to learn how to take Dave's responsibilities seriously, while Dave will need to discover how to relax and live a little. But how can they return to their own bodies?
Continue reading: The Change-up Review
Mitch and Dave were the best of friends when they were younger but over the years, they have slowly grown apart. After running into each other on a night out, both men are jealous of the other's lives. Mitch is single and lives on his own, with a number of beautiful women for his pleasure. Dave meanwhile, has a modest pay check from working at a high status law firm, a beautiful wife, Jamie and three adorable kids, whom Mitch likens to 'mini drug addicts'.
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Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Wade Wilson in a Deadpool spin-off film to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it has been announced.
The wisecracking mercenary is one of the most popular characters in the X-Men comics and a potential Deadpool spin-off had been mooted when Reynolds was cast in the role.
And after Fox announced it was commencing pre-production on a sequel to box office smash X-Men Origins: Wolverine, it has also been revealed that a Deadpool film is now in active development.
Nicknamed the 'Merc with a Mouth', Deadpool was born Wade Wilson and like fellow mutant Wolverine, saw his future irrevocably changed by enrolling in the shady Weapon X military programme.
After submitting himself to Weapon X in a bid to cure his terminal cancer, Wilson emerges as Deadpool, a mentally unstable mercenary with similar healing powers to Wolverine.
According to MTV.com, the Deadpool film will be a "complete exploration of this unique character his origins, his emergence as the Merc with the Mouth".
Writers are currently being sought for the Deadpool film with Reynolds returning to a role he was seemingly destined to play after Deadpool was once described in the comics as a cross between a "Shar Pei and Ryan Reynolds".
X-Men Origins: Wolverine topped the UK box office on Tuesday, having earned over $85 million in its opening weekend in the US.
Continue reading: Reynolds To Return As Deadpool For X-men Spin-off
In The In-Laws (based on the 1979 film of the same name), like most other Michael Douglas vehicles, his gaunt face is rarely off the camera. Wisely, director Andrew Fleming inserts a hilarious Albert Brooks as the perfect remedy for Douglas's self-absorption.
Continue reading: The In-Laws (2003) Review
Buddy "Aces" Israel (Jeremy Piven) is a Vegas card sharp come gangster and former member of the La Cosa Nostra (LCN), one of the largest criminal organizations in the United States. In exchange for a vanishing act with Witness Protection, Israel (who is currently hiding out in the penthouse of The Nomad Casino in Lake Tahoe with his posse of bodyguards and hookers), has agreed to testify against his former mentor, Primo Sparazza, and the LCN.
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Now the studios have commissioned a straight-ahead remake.After all, why go to the bother of writing new stories, or for that matter,coming up with material for another sequel? This way no one needs to thinkof anything at all.
Written by Scott Kosar (the 2003 "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"remake), the new "Amityville Horror" begins in 1974 with a flashbackto the catalyst murders, steeped in darkness and lit by intermittent, flickeringflashes of lightning.
A year later, the Lutz family moves into the creepy housewith the big eye-like windows. George (RyanReynolds) is the second husband of Kathy (MelissaGeorge), who has three children from a previous marriage.
Continue reading: The Amityville Horror Review
Have campus comedies really reached the point where fashionable, ante-upping gross-out gags are obligatory? I mean, do we really need a movie in which bulldog semen is served in pastries to unsuspecting frat jerks?
I ask only because "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" has such hilariously droll dialogue and such a witty, charismatic lead in Ryan Reynolds (of TV's "Two Guys and a Girl") that it's just bursting with untapped crafty comic energy that has been redirected toward the lowest of the lowbrow.
Reynolds emits an aura of smarmy charm in the title role of consummate collegiate slacker Van Wilder who, after seven years as Big Man On Campus and $40,000 in tuition, has been cut off by his fed-up father (played by Tim Matheson in one of the flick's many nods to "Animal House").
Continue reading: National Lampoon's Van Wilder Review
With its overblown script striving for maximum wackiness and cheap laughs, the espionage-and-matrimony comedy "The In-Laws" walks a thin line between funny and dumb in an inebriated stupor. Butt-crack gags and unlikely explosions are the order of the day. But a threesome of smarter-than-the-screenplay comedic performances keep the flick punchy enough to earn fairly steady smiles.
Albert Brooks stars as an anxiety-ridden podiatrist who considers a little foot fungus one of the most dangerous things in the world. Needless to say, he's in way over his head when, while trying to micro-manage his daughter's wedding plans, he stumbles onto a covert operation of international intrigue being led by the father of the groom (Michael Douglas), a loose-cannon undercover CIA agent.
Brooks provides a running narrative of amusing neuroses as he's knocked out and dragged along on a mission so he doesn't blow Douglas's cover as the screwy spook tries to prevent an effeminate French arms dealer (David Suchet) from selling a stolen nuclear stealth submarine. With masked insanity in his eyes and caffeine in his bloodstream, Douglas rides a comically uneven keel as the obnoxious daredevil spy of questionable sanity who does everything by the seat of his pants, including trying to negotiate with bad guys in a restaurant bathroom while having his first dinner with his future in-laws.
Continue reading: The In-Laws Review
There is a key to good'n'stupid lowbrow comedy that few lowbrow moviemakers understand, and it is this: If you have a thin but serviceable premise upon which to build cheap, vulgar, tasteless, but side-splitting dumb gags, don't slap together some insipid story clogged with clichés to prop it up -- just run with what you've got.
Don't turn your movie into Adam Sandler or Rob Schneider fodder, full of insulting attempts to make audiences genuinely feel for your imbecile heroes and wishy-washy life lessons for your stock characters to learn in the last act. Don't be an "American Pie" and backpedal on your vulgarity at the last minute with a hypocritical-apology "happy" ending.
Instead, be proudly, shamelessly, flippantly stupid, like "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," in which two recent-grad, odd-couple roommates don't discover anything about themselves, they never see any "bigger picture," and they don't grow up at all. They just get stoned out of their gourds on a Friday night, develop the munchies for those famous square hamburgers from the titular eastern-U.S. fast food joint, and spend the rest of the picture having preposterous misadventures while driving all over New Jersey hunting for the nearest franchise location.
Continue reading: Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle Review
A gratuitous wise-cracking sidekick and a tummy-baring, tight-top-wearing eye-candy vampire hunter have been added to the cast of the sequel "Blade: Trinity," but it's the gal (Jessica Biel) who gets most of the laughs, albeit unintentionally, with her lethargic, ludicrously inept kung-fu fighting.
Playing the hitherto unknown hottie daughter of Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) -- that crusty veteran of the underground vampire wars who is mentor to the titular half-vamp Wesley Snipes in all three "Blade" pictures -- Biel can't swing a convincing punch or kick to save her life.
But giving Biel a run for her money as the movie's most absurd character is ironic indie-flick darling Parker Posey, disastrously cast against type as the leader of yet another tiresome uber-Goth vampire faction that pouts around in skyscraper hideouts when they're not busy reviving their millennia-old master.
Continue reading: Blade: Trinity Review
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