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A dramatisation of the real-life clash between tennis icons Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, this film is much more than a skilful re-enactment. It's a witty and insightful exploration of the kind of person who chases sporting success and global fame, even when the odds are stacked against them. And it's sharply well-played by Emma Stone and Steve Carell, who bring out the humour and pathos in their characters and the rivalry between them.
In the early 1970s, Billie Jean (Stone) has finally had enough of being treated as a second-class member of the tennis world, since women win just an eighth of what male players get. But the head of the tennis association (Bill Pullman) refuses to budge, so Billie Jean and her publicist (Sarah Silverman) start their own rival ladies' league. Meanwhile, former champion Bobby (Carell) is noisily shouting down this women's movement, claiming he could beat any female player. And while Billie Jean tries to ignore him, she knows that there's only one way to shut him up for good.
Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) packs a lot into two hours, digging beneath the story to explore both of these players in their private lives. Billie Jean is questioning her marriage to Larry (Austin Stowell) as she falls for her hairdresser (Andrea Riseborough). And Bobby's gambling obsession is jeopardising his marriage to Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). The entire cast is terrific at bringing these people to life with scene-stealing quirks that keep the audience smiling. And both Stone and Carell skilfully reveal the resonant internal journeys King and Riggs are taking even as the situation becomes a full-on media circus.
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Silverman addressed the sexual misconduct allegations against her friend Louis C.K., saying she's "very angry" but also "sad".
Sarah Silverman has delivered an emotional and conflicted response to the sexual misconduct allegations levelled against fellow comedian Louis C.K., saying that she’s “very angry” for the victims and the culture that enabled it, but “also sad, because he’s my friend”.
In a monologue to camera that prefaces this week’s episode of her comedy series ‘I Love You, America’, Silverman admits that it’s difficult to balance her long-term friendship with the disgraced star with the allegations against him – which he himself has admitted are true.
“I’ve of course been asked to comment, and in full honesty I really, I really really really, don’t want to,” the 46 year old says in the clip. “I wish I could sit this one out. But… if it’s mentionable, it’s manageable. So I’m going to address the elephant masturbating in the room.”
Apparently, this offbeat script had been making the rounds in Hollywood for some 20 years as filmmakers struggled to work out how to blend its inventive mismatch of genres. Enter Colin Trevorrow, who's first film Safety Not Included was a mix of comedy, drama and time-travel adventure. In between making blockbusters for the Jurassic and Star Wars franchises, Trevorrow invests this unconventional drama-cum-thriller with plenty of heart, eliciting terrific performances from his central cast. But it never feels very authentic.
The story centres on single mother Susan (Naomi Watts), whose complex life is managed by her genius 11-year-old son Henry (Jaeden Lieberher). Adorable younger brother Peter (Room's Jacob Tremblay) offers plenty of support, but it's Henry who keeps everything running and supports the family with his savvy investments. Then he begins to suspect that his classmate Christina (Maggie Ziegler), who lives next door, is being abused by her stepdad Glenn (Breaking Bad's Dean Norris). But Glenn is the police commissioner, so Henry knows that calling the cops is useless. Instead, he makes an elaborate plan and writes it down in his notebook so his mother can take action.
The film's first half is a fascinating drama about the delicate balance in this unusual family. Beautifully played with layers of resonance by Watts, Lieberher and Tremblay, these are people we would like to know a lot more about, and we settle in to discover their secrets. All three are excellent, continually surprising the audience with insightful character touches that make each person vivid and likeable, even with their flaws. And then the Hitchockian plot kicks in, the suspense gurgles over and everything begins to turn rather implausible. This is kind of the point of the story - that experience is perhaps more important than intelligence - but it's much more difficult to engage with.
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Henry Carpenter (Jaeden Lieberher) is a genius for his meagre 11 years and the reason why his single mother Susan (Naomi Watts) copes so well taking care of him and her younger son Peter (Jacob Tremblay). He helps her out with all her financial problems, and does his best to keep Peter in line at the same time. But there are more pressing matters on Henry's mind. His next door neighbour and classmate Christina (Maddie Ziegler) is in trouble. She lives with her abusive stepfather Glenn Sickleman (Dean Norris) who also happens to be the police commissioner, make it impossible for Susan and Henry to go to the police about their concerns. However, Henry has it all worked out and has documented an elaborate and inventive plan to rescue Christina in his notebook. Having always put all of her trust in her son, Susan agrees to help him execute the plan.
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Silverman, who plays a troubled mother in the new drama 'I Smile Back', finds the concept of motherhood rather daunting.
Comedian and actress Sarah Silverman says that she would like to have children, but that the idea of being a mother is hugely overwhelming to her.
“You know how some guys have a rubber neck about like hot girls' butts or whatever?” Silverman told E! Online in a short interview. “That's me with babies and toddlers and even like children and young teens. They fortify me. I love them.”
Silverman, 44, made the comments at the premiere of I Smile Back, a new independently-made drama movie in which she stars as a mom of two whose life and marriage deteriorate because of mental illness and addiction.
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Sarah Silverman , Shayne Coleman - Los Angeles special screening of Broad Green Pictures 'I Smile Back' at the ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Hollywood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 21st October 2015
Sarah Silverman revealed new details about her struggled with depression.
Sarah Silverman has been upfront about her depression in the past but, in a recent interview, Silverman shed new light on her condition and admitted she had lived through some ‘very dark years’.
Sarah Silverman at the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Steve Martin in Los Angeles, June 2015.
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Laney Brooks seems to be living the American Dream. A beautiful house with two gorgeous children inside and a supportive husband who'll do anything for her. But even this isn't enough to fade the black cloud that continues to hang over her. She is powerless to her own erratic and uninhibited behaviour, losing herself to drug addiction, drinking away each night and spending the night with strangers on a regular basis. Even despite this, she's more scared than your average person might be of losing everything she has, but is reluctant to keep taking her medication and goes against her husband's insistence. She has more personal problems affecting her too, with her estranged father coming back into her life, but this is a demon that she has to battle alone - she just hopes she doesn't lose her family in the meantime.
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Ed Wallis has never really been the popular boy in his class and the thought of having to move to a brand new school and start over isn't exactly his idea of fun. Starting over in a new location with his mum, Ed soon becomes an easy target for the class jocks but he doesn't let it bother him. When he's given a new assignment from school to speak with and write an essay on an older person, Ed doesn't know where - or rather who - to turn to, that is until he sees his neighbour might and thinks he might be just the person to speak to.
Though hesitant at the start, the neighbour agrees to speak with Ed. After the duo spend some time together, Ashby and Ed soon open up to one another and form an unlikely friendship. Ashby teaches Ed some much needed life lessons and vice versa.
Ashby was written and directed by Tony McNamara and had its premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Natt Wolf recently starred in Paper Towns with Cara Delevingne and The Fault in Our Stars alongside Shailene Woodley.
Harris Wittels was just 30-years-old.
Harris Wittels, the comedian and co-executive producer of NBC's Parks and Recreation, has been found dead at his Los Angeles home. He was 30.
Harris Wittels [L] is embraced by Sarah Silverman [Getty/Ethan Miller]
Wittels' body was discovered by his assistant at 12pm in the 2200 block of North Hobart Boulevard, confirmed Los Angeles Police Department Officer Rosario Herrera. Authorities suspect Wittels died from a drug overdose - he was found slumped on the sofa with drug paraphernalia nearby - though the cause of death will be determined by the county coroner's office. The comedian had spoken openly about his battle with drug addiction and had been to rehab twice.
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We hereby nominate Sarah Silverman for lifetime SNL host.
Sarah Silverman, comedienne extraordinaire and author of The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee, hosted SNL last night and, in her words, it made “all the sense in the world”. We’ll have to agree on that one. Silverman does a lot of standup and recently got her own HBO special, so her comedic flow is kind of perfect for SNL.
Sarah Silverman was pretty much the perfect voice to bring into the SNL mix.
Silverman took the stage in a mismatched suit and tie and started with a Yom Kipur joke, before going for some audience participation and jumping in a studio guest’s lap for a lengthy heart-to-heart. We’re not picking favorites or anything, but that kind of raised the bar for every SNL host from thereafter.
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