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'An Evening With UnREAL' - Arrivals

Shiri Appleby , Constance Zimmer - 'An Evening with UnREAL' held at The Paley Center for Media - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 23rd May 2016

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Shiri Appleby, Rob Sharenow and Constance Zimmer
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75th Annual Peabody Awards

Shiri Appleby - 75th Peabody Awards held at Cipriani New York at Cipriani Wall Street - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016

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The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Red Carpet

Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby , Guest - Celebrities attend The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar. at Barker Hangar, Critics' Choice Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 17th January 2016

Constance Zimmer, Shiri Appleby and Guest

13th Annual Lupus LA Bag Ladies Luncheon At The Beverly Hilton Hotel

Shiri Appleby - 13th annual Lupus LA Bag Ladies Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton hotel at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 20th November 2015

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2015 Baby2Baby Gala Presented By MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation

Shiri Appleby - 2015 Baby2Baby Gala presented by MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation honoring Kerry Washington at 3Labs at 3Labs - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th November 2015

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I-See-You.Com Review


Weak
A family's entire life is streamed live on the Internet, without their knowing it! Oh wait, you've heard this one before? Yeah, the atrociously titled I-See-You.Com might have made waves in 2002, but today it's awfully tepid, a retread of stories told so often they've come to feel like cliches.

When his family's finances hit the skids, Colby (Mathew Botuchis, who doesn't even get his name on the DVD cover) decides to install webcams throughout his house and turn his family's life into an online web show. Dad (Beau Bridges) is a gross weirdo. Mom (Rosanna Arquette) is a sex-obsessed cougar with a penchant for betting big on the stock market. And the main attraction is sis Audrey (Baelyn Neff), a teen hottie with a plethora of sexual gadgetry and lots of free time on her hands.

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Charlie Wilson's War Review


Good
Director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin made two exceedingly smart choices in adapting George Crile's book Charlie Wilson's War. First, they consented to a brisk 95-minute running time, rather than fall prey to the "prestige" mentality that can saddle such projects, and that bloats them out to beyond two hours. The other choice was leavening their material with a snappy, devil-may-care attitude -- a sure-fire strategy to skim over their story's weakest areas of story and character development.

Charlie Wilson's War is entertaining, and that's about the extent of it. Nichols and Sorkin's end result is decidedly a gloss on Crile's account of how the eponymous Texas congressman managed to supply military support to the Afghan Mujahideen fighting the Soviet occupation in the 1980s. While their movie mostly avoids the Hollywood trappings of political correctness and underdog sentimentality, it also doesn't have the chutzpah of its own conniving characters to offer much in the way of an incisive interpretation of those events.

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Havoc Review


Good
Eventually, every girl grows up. Cinema dictates this. Sometimes, that move into adulthood is seamless (see Jodie Foster, Claire Danes, Scarlett Johanssen, Kirsten Dunst). Sometimes it is agonizingly painful (see the Olsen twins, Hilary Duff, and -- arguably -- Drew Barrymore).

Sometimes it is as curious as all get-out (see Anne Hathaway in Havoc). I don't know if I've ever seen a more radical departure of film roles than Hathaway's decision to go from the Princess Diaries films to this one. Hathaway's former work is almost unilaterally square in the rated-G realm. Her PG-rated movies earned those ratings primarily due to events like Hathaway falling on her butt.

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Everything You Want Review


Weak
Shiri Appleby will forever be to me the mousy girl in that awful film Swimfan, where she played the girlfriend to the dude that was getting stalked by the psycho. At the time, I wondered why the dude wouldn't dump her useless self and go for the hot, psychotic blonde. I'm even more confused now, only Everything You Want doesn't pit Appleby against another girl. This time she's got a couple of guys fighting over her, one of whom is imaginary. Why, we haven't had a film this ridiculous since Drop Dead Fred.

Made by ABC Family, this is romantic comedy with a bare minimum of either. Appleby, we learn, developed an unhealthy interest in art at an early age and drew herself her dream boyfriend, a geeky dude that looks like Screech from Saved By the Bell. When a real suitor comes along (after an appropriate amount of the usual they-hate-each-other-at-first antics), our darling bookstore employee and art student must decide between a real live boyfriend or her imaginary friend.

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Havoc Review


Good
Eventually, every girl grows up. Cinema dictates this. Sometimes, that move into adulthood is seamless (see Jodie Foster, Claire Danes, Scarlett Johanssen, Kirsten Dunst). Sometimes it is agonizingly painful (see the Olsen twins, Hilary Duff, and -- arguably -- Drew Barrymore).

Sometimes it is as curious as all get-out (see Anne Hathaway in Havoc). I don't know if I've ever seen a more radical departure of film roles than Hathaway's decision to go from the Princess Diaries films to this one. Hathaway's former work is almost unilaterally square in the rated-G realm. Her PG-rated movies earned those ratings primarily due to events like Hathaway falling on her butt.

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The Battle Of Shaker Heights Review


Good
We're two movies into Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Greenlight, and I'm ready to call the experiment a success. At what, I'm still not sure. The behind-the-scenes antics captured each week for the multi-part HBO series provide an unprecedented insight into a movie's arduous journey from script to screen. Week to week, it provides excellent reality television.

But the end results - from Stolen Summer to this year's The Battle of Shaker Heights - haven't proven strong enough to separate themselves from the series. They struggle to stand on their own two independent feet.

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Swimfan Review


Bad
Erika Christensen goes from zoned-out druggie (Traffic) to lame vanilla psycho in Swimfan, unequivocally one of the worst films of the year.

Stop me if you've heard this one before. A cute young gal named Madison (Christensen) moves to a New Jersey town and instantly becomes smitten with star swimmer Ben (Jesse Bradford). But there's trouble: Ben's got a girlfriend (Shiri Appleby), and he's got a rough past... trouble with drugs and a stint in juvie. Now he's cleaned up and is eyeing a scholarship to Stanford, but an ill-conceived one-nighter with Madison lands him in all kinds of trouble once again.

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Undertow Review


OK

If I were to choose the single greatest American directorial debut of the last ten years, David Gordon Green's "George Washington" would be very near the top of the list. This extraordinarily lyrical film unfolded its odd, wonderful moments with a near complete disregard for plot mechanics. Green's second film, "All the Real Girls," included many of the same disconnected moments, but they were now spattered into a story about a womanizer who falls in love for the first time.

His third film, "Undertow," continues in the same vein as his latter effort. It still has the good stuff, but now it's steeped in a rudimentary, even ludicrous, plot. It plays like nothing more than an exceedingly well-written "Friday the 13th" sequel.

"Undertow" tells the story of a Southern family: a soft-spoken father, John (Dermot Mulroney), a troublesome older boy, Chris (Jamie Bell), and a sickly younger boy, Tim (Devon Alan); their mother has long ago passed on. When John's brother Deel (Josh Lucas) turns up on their doorstep, fresh from prison, John invites him to stay. It turns out that the menacing Deel is really after a case of gold coins that their father once collected. He stops at nothing to get them, not even killing his own brother and stalking the two boys across hill and dale.

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Swimfan Review


Weak

"Swimfan" is the kind of thriller that requires, for the plot to move forward, a complete absence of common sense on the part of the hero -- in this case a high school swim team star (Jesse Bradford) with a sultry, psycho, jailbait stalker (Erika Christensen).

No matter what crazy thing the deranged girl does to him -- leave her panties in his car, email him 81 times in a day, spike his urine sample with steroids, frame him for murder -- Bradford never tells a single person what's really going on because if anyone was watching his back, there would be no movie.

Which isn't to say "Swimfan" doesn't have its guilty pleasures. OK, one guilty pleasure. Christensen -- Michael Douglas's smack-addicted daughter in "Traffic," a beautiful girl with the heart-shaped face and sly, portentous eyes -- is such a fun, wicked, spiteful villainess that she keeps the flick afloat all by herself.

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The Battle of Shaker Heights Movie Review

The Battle of Shaker Heights Movie Review

We're two movies into Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Project Greenlight, and I'm ready to...

Swimfan Movie Review

Swimfan Movie Review

Erika Christensen goes from zoned-out druggie (Traffic) to lame vanilla psycho in Swimfan, unequivocally one...

Undertow Movie Review

Undertow Movie Review

If I were to choose the single greatest American directorial debut of the last ten...

Swimfan Movie Review

Swimfan Movie Review

"Swimfan" is the kind of thriller that requires, for the plot to move forward, a...

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