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Steve Martin Couldn't Believe That Joe Alwyn Is British


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As someone who has been in the film industry for 50 years, Steve Martin is an expert in the acting field. However, that doesn't mean that he can't be fooled on occasion. The veteran actor recently worked alongside newcomer Joe Alwyn on his latest movie 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk', a 25-year-old up-and-coming star who surprised him in more ways than one.

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Plucked from obscurity, though with the backing of several years of drama studies and theatre work, Joe Alwyn came from London to Hollywood to play the starring role in Ang Lee's intense 2016 war drama which also starred the likes of Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, Kristen Stewart and, of course, Steve Martin.

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Tributes Pour In For Gene Wilder Who Has Died Aged 83


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Tributes have poured in for actor and writer Gene Wilder who has died aged 83. Wilder’s death was announced by his family on Monday, who revealed he had been secretly battling Alzheimer’s for three years. After news of his passing broke, friends, colleagues and fellow comedians paid tribute on social media, with many referencing his most famous role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

Gene WilderGene Wilder (pictured with Mel Brooks) has died aged 83

Mel Brooks, who directed Wilder in comedies Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, lead the tributes on Twitter, saying the actor and writer had ‘ blessed’ him with his friendship. “One of the truly great talents of our time,” Brooks wrote. “He blessed every film we did with his magic & he blessed me with his friendship.”

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Steve Martin - 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton - Beverly Hills, CA, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 29th January 2016

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Steve Martin - Steve Martin shops at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills on the day before Christmas Eve - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 23rd December 2015

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Love The Coopers (aka Christmas With The Coopers) Review

Very Good

This may look like it's going to be a zany Christmas romp, but it's really a warm exploration of family connections, essentially an American take on Love Actually's multi-strand comedy-drama. At least it has an unusually strong cast and moments of hilarity scattered throughout the story. And while it's never very deep, the themes are strongly resonant.

The Cooper family is gathering for what Charlotte (Diane Keaton) hopes will be one last perfect Christmas together. She knows that her 40-year marriage to Sam (John Goodman) is on the brink, but is ignoring that to plan a massive dinner. Their son Hank (Ed Helms) is stinging from divorce and unemployment, while daughter Eleanor (Olivia Wilde) has picked up a hunky soldier (Jake Lacy) in the airport and asks him to pose as her boyfriend so her family will stop asking about her love life. Meanwhile, Charlotte's father Bucky (Alan Arkin) is trying to cheer up his favourite waitress (Amanda Seyfried), and Charlotte's sister Emma (Marisa Tomei) is delayed when a cop (Anthony Mackie) arrests her for shoplifting.

Narrated with wry joviality by Steve Martin, the interwoven stories are fairly simplistic, but each touches a raw nerve. And the above-average cast brings out the underlying themes without overplaying their scenes. Keaton and Goodman add subtle shades to the slightly undemanding central roles, while Arkin finds a couple of new textures to his usual twinkly grandad persona. Helms and Wilde strike the right balance in their intriguingly unlikeable roles, while Tomei gets the most complex character as a woman who feels like she's merely watched her life drift along. By contrast, the outsiders played by Seyfried, Lacy and Mackie are much less defined, but each actor brings just enough magnetic energy. The most wasted performer is June Squibb, as a ditzy old aunt who's little more than the requisite gross-out relative.

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Steve Martin - American Museum of Natural History Gala - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 19th November 2015

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Steve Martin - Celebrities attend American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award Gala at Dolby Theatre. at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 4th June 2015

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Steve Martin and Martin Short - 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 5th June 2015

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Steve Martin - A host of stars were snapped outside the Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of the last 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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Steve Martin - Steve Martin has lunch with friends in Beverly Hills - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 6th March 2015

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Steve Martin - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015

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Diane Sawyer and Steve Martin - Re-opening night of It's Only A Play at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre - Arrivals. at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 24th January 2015

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Home - Teaser Trailer


Captain Smek is the leader of a group of aliens called Boov who are stranded in outer-space on their spaceship with no home planet to speak of. Determined to find themselves a permanent planetary home and desperate to evade their arch enemies, they travel across the universe in search of the perfect place. Unfortunately, every planet they land on seems to pose a threat - from monstrous, bloodthirsty predators to unbearably sweltering heat. One day, however, they discover the ideal dwelling for them; Earth. And so, the takeover of the human-inhabited world begins, with Smek under the impression that he is saving the humans. However, one young girl manages to escape their grasp and discovers one Boov who is exiled from his clan after accidentally informed their dreaded nemeses of their location. The pair thus become an unlikely duo, setting out to rescue their earthling and alien counterparts from the incoming menace.

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Steve Martin - The Geffen Playhouse presents its annual Geffen fundraiser honoring The Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan F. Horn and Steve Martin with the Distinction in Theater Award - Arrivals - Westwood, California, United States - Saturday 22nd March 2014

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Steve Martin Apologises For Posting Racial Joke On Twitter


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Actor Steve Martin made a twitter blunder this past Friday night (Dec 20th).

The 68 year-old, known for his humour, posted a racist joke on his twitter page which was far from funny.

While Martin was chatting to his 4.5 million followers, one of them asked him, “Is this how you spell lasonia?”

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Celebrity Racism & Homophobia: Steve Martin Apologises, Phil Robertson Blunders Further


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This week has caused at least one celebrity to retract an ethnic joke whilst others have merely continued to dig a hole they seem unwilling to crawl out of. In a week of celebrity-slurred bigotry, comic actor Steve Martin has apologised for a racial slur, whilst Duck Dynasty patriarch has continued to spout his homophobic views.

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Steve Martin has apologised for his inappropriate tweet. 

Comic actor Steve Martin has apologised for tweeting a comment which could be considered offensive. The tweet was made on 20 December and two days later Martin issued an apology on his Twitter account. 

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Michael Jordan Is A Dad Again! 5 Other Stars Who Kept On Having Kids Into Their 50's


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Michael Jordan is looking forward to becoming a dad for what will be the fourth time, with his much-younger wife Yvette Prieto, it was reported earlier this week. First reported by www.terezowens.com, the pregnancy comes some months after the pair tied the knot in April this year, after five years of dating,and whilst Jordan might be in his 50's now, this could very well be the founding of another family for the NBA legend.

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Michael and Yvette might not be finished in the baby-making-department yet

Jordan isn't alone becoming a father well into middle age, as the celebrity world is full of older fathers. Some, like Jordan, have gone on to start new families in their advanced years following a divorce or loss of partner (or maybe even a scandal of some sort), whilst others like to leave it late before finally settling down and having offspring. Here, we look at five older gentlemen who waited until after their 50th birthday before having children.

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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin & Angela Lansbury Earn Honorary Recognition From The Academy’s Governors Awards


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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were honoured on Saturday, 16 November, night at the Academy’s Governors Awards, in a night where emotions ran high and the awards circuit got off to a start. Jolie was perhaps the biggest celebrity name on the awards sheet, but it was Martin and Lansbury who stole the show with their heartfelt gratitude towards being honoured by the Academy for a career in front of the camera.

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Angelina Jolie was honoured for her humanitarian work

Jolie received the first standing ovation of the night though, picking up the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her continued, dedicated service to aid work across the globe. Attending the event with her hubby Brad Pitt and their son Maddox, Jolie accepted the award from George Lucas after being toasted in a video presentation featuring clips from her in the movies and in refuge camps and care-giving scenarios found across the globe. Receiving thank you's from four stars of her upcoming Bosnian war film In the Land of Blood and Honey, Gena Rowlands then toasted the star before she took to the stage, asking, “How does she have the time to do all this? She acts and directs, she has a large family… and she has to keep that smile on Brad’s face.”

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Angelina Jolie To Receive Oscars' Humanitarian Award For Philanthropic Dedication


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Angeline Jolie will be honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her extraordinary charity work over the years.

The award is given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences every year as part of their honorary special category accolades which also include the Academy Honorary Award and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.

Changeling star Angelina is without doubt the most deserving movie star of the award this year with her philanthropic exploits far exceeding just donating large sums of money. This year, she travelled to DR Congo with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague to campaign against sexual violence towards women as a weapon of war in the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative.

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Honorary Oscars Coming Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin And Piero Tosi's Way


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Angelina Jolie – alongside Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi – will be awarded an honorary Oscar for her humanitarian work. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the star with the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 5th Annual Governors Awards on November 16.

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"The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields. We couldn't be more excited for this year's honorees," reads a statement by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, which was released on Thursday.

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Angelina Jolie To Be Awarded Humanitarian Oscar


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Angelina Jolie will be presented with an Oscar for her humanitarian work. The 38-year-old actress will receive be awarded the honorary Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is presented "to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry", according to a press release from the Academy.

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Angelina Jolie at the London premiere of World War Z.

In a press release, on 5th September, from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Jolie was highly praised for being "an impassioned advocate for humanitarian causes, traveling widely to promote organizations and social justice efforts such as the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative. The release went on to reference Jolie's philanthropic exploits relating to her work with the Council of Foreign Relations and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The Academy also commended her appointment to her position as "Special Envoy of High Commissioner António Guterres in 2012 after twelve years of service" to the UNHCR.  The Academy also commented on her film projects which highlight humanitarian issues, including A Mighty Heart and In the Land of Blood and Honey.

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Parenthood: Steve Martin A Father Aged 67!


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We’ve got to hand it to Steve Martin, at 67 we thought the actor’s child-making days were over, but it seems we were all wrong! It’s emerged that the famously private actor and his 41 year-old wife Annie Stringfield have quietly had a child together.

According to the New York Post, Martin and Stringfield successfully became parents in December and have been spotted near their home in Los Angeles with their new arrival. Said a source to the publication, “They’ve had a baby, and how they kept it a secret nobody knows. Steve’s very private.” The source added, “They are thrilled. They worked hard to have the baby.”The pair have been married for over five years after a bash in 2007 that featured guests including Tom Hanks and Diane Keaton.

Though Martin isn’t shy about hitting the red carpet, and is far from a recluse, he’s done a good job in recent years of keeping his private life exactly that: private. Therefore it’s no real surprise that he’s managed to have a tot without many people knowing. What is the surprise is that he’s had the tot at all, 67 isn’t the spruciest of ages, but we doff our cap to Martin for still embracing all the passion that life has to offer even as he approaches his eighth decade alive. He'll have plenty of time to focus on being a dad too, with very little lined-up work wise this year.

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Video - 50th Anniversary Gala In Honour Of Al Pacino Arrivals


Amongst the arrivals at the 50th Anniversary Gala in honour of Al Pacino at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Manhattan were the voice of Jessica Rabbit in 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Kathleen Turner, Julianna Margulies from 'ER' with her attorney husband Keith Lieberthal, legendary comic and actor Steve Martin, Academy Award winning director Mike Nichols followed by his wife news anchor Diane Sawyer, Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea, actor Christopher Walken ('Sleepy Hollow', 'Pulp Fiction'), Ethan Hawke from 'The Dead Poets Society', '10 Things I Hate About You' star Julia Stiles, 'Sex and the City''s Cynthia Nixon and her fiancée Christine Marinoni and, finally, mobster actor Al Pacino himself makes an appearance.

The event was in celebration of fifty years of Shakespeare in the Park honouring Al Pacino's performance in 'The Merchant of Venice' at the Delacorte Theater. The pricey tickets ranged from a massive $1,500 to $100,000

The Big Year Review


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Even though it's rather corny and sentimental, this colourful comedy-drama holds our interest mainly because it's about a subject we'd never imagine watching a film about.

Brad (Black) is a birdwatcher who decides to do a Big Year, seeing as many birds as possible in 12 months, while holding down a full-time job and borrowing against his credit cards. Jetting around the country for rare spottings, he comes up against his record-holding nemesis Kenny (Wilson) as well as Stu (Martin), a corporate big-wig who has taken a year off work to follow his dream. But will their obsession with birding cause problems in their private lives?

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The Big Year Trailer


Brad Harris is having what he calls a 'no-life crisis'. He is stuck in a soul destroying job and he is still living with his parents, despite him being in his mid-thirties. The one thing that holds any interest for him is bird watching. When he discovers that this year is known to 'birders' as 'The Big Year' - one year where birders set out to find as many birds in the country as possible - Brad is determined to beat the record previously set by Kenny Postick.

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Video - Steve Martin Meets Fans In Dallas After Country Show


Steve Martin, the multi-award winning American comedian and actor, meeting fans after playing banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Meyerson Symphony Centre in Dallas, Texas. Wearing a straw hat with cream jacket, Martin signed autographs and briefly chatted with concert goers.

The actor is playing selected dates on the Steep Canyon Rangers' current U.S. tour. He released his debut album 'The Crow: New Songs for the 5-string Banjo' in 2009. The Grammy Award-winning record included appearances from stars such as Dolly Parton

It's Complicated Trailer


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Cheaper By The Dozen 2 Review


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You've seen this before. Steve Martin as the nervous parent awaiting a baby delivery. Steve Martin reluctantly acknowledging his daughter's independence. Steve Martin falling victim to kids' pranks. From Parenthood to the Father of the Bride remake and sequel to 2003's Cheaper by the Dozen to, uh, last week's Yours, Mine and Ours, the man who began his career as a brilliant, absurdist comic has defined himself as a soft, weepy dad, running through a thousand family-film clichés. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 rehashes it all with no presence of originality or humor.

Martin reprises the role of Tom Baker, father of twelve and husband to wife Kate (the sparkling, grounded Bonnie Hunt). In an effort to bond the family one final time before grandkids are born and chickens fly the coop, Tom cloyingly convinces the clan to vacation at their old lakefront haunt. There, they meet their nemeses: the clean-cut white-teethed Murtaugh family led by perfectionist papa Jimmy, played by the painfully underutilized Eugene Levy.

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Pennies From Heaven Review


Excellent
From the start of his career, Steve Martin was eager to kill his image as the man with the arrow through his head, the wild and crazy guy, the Jerk. But in 1981, when he took on the lead role in this quirky, somber and elegant musical set in Great Depression Chicago, both critics and audiences balked. After a decade of tough-guy '70s flicks, a sepia-toned melodrama with strange casting - Christopher Walken dances! -- wasn't anybody's idea of a good time. Two decades after its flop, though, it's worth discovering, or re-discovering - a charming first glimpse of the gravitas that Martin fought hard for as an actor.

Martin plays Arthur, a down-on-his luck sheet-music salesman worn out by his loveless marriage to Joan (Jessica Harper) - loveless, in part, because his life with Joan can't match the fantasies produced by the lyrics he sells. Hitting the road, he meets Eileen (Bernadette Peters), a mousy but sweet school teacher. Together, they fall in love, and express that love in dance and song. Sort of: They're actually lip-synching to songs of the '30s, riffing on old music the same way that Martin would riff on old films less successfully a few years later in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid. After Arthur gets cold feet about the relationship - not before dancing quite well - Eileen falls into the dastardly clutches of Tom (Walken), a pimp. It's Walken's performance that makes the film - a dowdy but charming tap-dance striptease to Cole Porter's "Let's Misbehave." With a pencil-thin mustache and a lecherous leer, he has all the fearfulness he showed in The Deer Hunter with a sophistication he never showed off often enough.

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Looney Tunes: Back In Action Review


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There's a scene near the end of Joe Dante's Looney Tunes movie where a beleaguered Wile E. Coyote ends up behind the wheel of a locomotive that's loaded to the gills with dynamite. Seconds before an explosion reduces him to a smoldering pile of ashes for the umpteenth time, he holds up a sign that reads, "They don't pay me enough."

My sentiments exactly, pal. The Federal Reserve couldn't pay you enough to sit through Technicolor gobbledygook like this. Dante has a technical feat on his hand, crafting a vigorous cartoon hybrid that seamlessly merges beloved Warner Bros. animated characters with unlucky C-list actors who apparently made their agents very angry and are being punished.

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Love the Coopers (aka Christmas With the Coopers) Movie Review

Love the Coopers (aka Christmas With the Coopers) Movie Review

This may look like it's going to be a zany Christmas romp, but it's really...

Home Movie Review

Home Movie Review

A sharp script and especially colourful imagery make this animated romp a lot more fun...

Home Trailer

Home Trailer

The overly-confident alien race, the Boov, have faced some difficulties in their time, but they've...

Home Trailer

Home Trailer

Captain Smek is the leader of a group of aliens called Boov who are stranded...

The Big Year Movie Review

The Big Year Movie Review

Even though it's rather corny and sentimental, this colourful comedy-drama holds our interest mainly because...

The Big Year Trailer

The Big Year Trailer

Brad Harris is having what he calls a 'no-life crisis'. He is stuck in a...

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It's Complicated Trailer

It's Complicated Trailer

Watch the trailer for It's Complicated Jane is a successful middle aged divorcee who owns...

The Pink Panther 2 Movie Review

The Pink Panther 2 Movie Review

Back in the fun, free-basing '70s, Steve Martin was a stand-up comic god. Me Decade...

Pink Panther 2 Trailer

Pink Panther 2 Trailer

Watch the trailer for Pink Panther 2 The Pink Panther 2 is a sequel to...

The Pink Panther (2006) Movie Review

The Pink Panther (2006) Movie Review

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