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Swoosie Kurtz - World Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "The Boss" at Regency Village Theatre - Westwood, California, United States - Tuesday 29th March 2016

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Swoosie Kurtz - Film Premiere The Boss - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 29th March 2016

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Swoosie Kurtz - New York premiere of HBO's 'Show Me A Hero' at The New York Times Center - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 11th August 2015

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Swoosie Kurtz - Irish Repertory Theatre's YEATS: The Celebration at The Town Hall - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 8th June 2015

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Video - 'Orange Is The New Black' Stars Honoured At The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Part 3


'Orange Is the New Black' was honoured at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York and among those who arrived to accept the award were the show's stars Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Samira Wiley, Dascha Polanco, Emma Myles and Taryn Manning. The show is a comedy drama based in an American women's prison.

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Swoosie Kurtz Thursday 1st March 2012 The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 21st Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel - Arrivals

The Wilde Girls Review


Bad
She's a single mom and staffer at the local pound. The other one's her put-upon daughter. But surprise, mom's a formerly huge rock star (and no one realizes it!!!) and the kid has dreams of being a musician too! Together they're The Wilde Girls, in a film that reminds us why Olivia Newton-John is best known for a movie made in 1978, not to mention countless VH-1 retrospectives. Kitsch is out, folks -- this movie is so corny (not to mention very badly lip-synced) that I can't begin to count its flaws. My favorite: the girl is "discovered" and dragged to Hollywood after one cover performance at her highschool talent show, where she is signed -- immediately -- to a seven-year contract. Not with those teeth, honey.

Outside Ozona Review


Good
What happens on those lonely west Texas roads in the dead of night? All sorts of derring-do, as it turns out! Outside Ozona is surprisingly lively fare despite its B-movie aspirations, telling a tale of intersecting lives-on-the-highway. The characters include a warm-hearted trucker, a Navaho woman taking her grandmother to see the Gulf, a white-trash couple making a new start, and a pair of bickering sisters en route cross-country. Oh, and a serial killer. Not terribly entertaining, but moderately fun to watch.

Dangerous Liaisons Review


Extraordinary
Until The Quiet American, this was only decent thing Christopher Hampton had ever written, and why shouldn't he, he had the source material to help him. The film famously follows backstabbing and intrigue in France, 200 or so years ago, as kissing cousins place a bet over whether Valmont (John Malkovich) can land prissy Marie (Michelle Pfeiffer), ruining countless lives along the way. It would be almost perfect if it wasn't for southern belle Swoosie Kurtz mucking up the works. Probably the best adaptation of the celebrated novel you can find.

Bubble Boy Review


Weak
It's difficult to expect much from a director whose greatest accomplishments to date are a handful of "award-winning" TV commercials, as is the case with Bubble Boy director Blair Hayes. That said, Hayes's feature film debut lives up to expectations, coming off mainly as equal parts offensive and moronic. But occasionally, Bubble Boy transcends its substandard roots with glimmers of humor and scathing social commentary.

Those moments of intelligence are delivered mostly by the film's two stars, Jake Gyllenhall as the immuno-deficient Jimmy and Swoosie Kurtz as his over-protective, hyper religious, Reagan-loving mother. Gyllenhall's sweet-natured delivery of Jimmy's hilariously naïve narration serves as the backbone for an otherwise flimsy coming-of-age story: Jimmy is a Bubble Boy, a kid born without immunity who could die if he comes in contact with a single germ -- a plight explored more seriously in the John Travolta TV movie Boy in the Plastic Bubble and less so on Seinfeld.

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The Positively True Adventures Of The Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Review


Good
Hokey and jokey, this is a very faithful examination of an early 1990s case in Houston, Texas wherein an overagressive mother tried to ensure her daughter would make the cheerleading squad by hiring a hitman to kill one of the other girls and that girl's mother. Ultimately, the story is played for camp, which mostly works (thank God it's not one of those Amy Fisher movies!) on the back of Holly Hunter's titular big-haired mom. Shot mostly at the actual locations where the deeds were done, the movie gets its real kick when it comes time for everyone to sell their rights to Hollywood... with one writer remarking she has "Holly Hunter" in mind for the lead.

The World According To Garp Review


OK
This film, the second in Williams' career, has an interesting start, tracing the life of a young bastard with a stern nurse for a mother. But when mother becomes a feminist icon and people start getting shot, Garp gets a little preachy -- okay, a lot preachy -- and ultimately loses its charm.

Get Over It Review


OK
Get Over It at least has one thing that a lot of other high school movies don't: earnest, affable leads. It also has all of the key flaws that make going to teen movies so risky: an almost unbearable goofy streak, a plot with the strength of a newborn fawn, and bland supporting characters.

The movie makes the same mistakes over and over and eventually drains one's patience, but yet I stuck around because the leads played kids I would have liked to know.

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The Rules Of Attraction Review


OK

Like an episode of MTV's barely-legal late-night dorm life soap "Undressed," with 20 times the creativity but without any more substance, "The Rules of Attraction" is a stylish, glib, endemically energetic diversion that's indulgently entertaining but could have and should have been deeper.

Enthusiastically adapted by Roger Avery (co-writer of "Pulp Fiction" and writer-director of "Killing Zoe") from the whimsically subversive novel by Bret Easton Ellis, it's a black comedy about the feral underbelly of modern campus life, full of cinematic invention but narrative superficiality.

Populated by teen-TV lightweight types trying to gain edgy credibility, "Rules" stars James Van Der Beek ("Dawson's Creek") in the movie's most resonant performance as antihero Sean Bateman, a deviant college cool-jerk -- who, for the trivia-minded, is the younger brother of the title character in Ellis's "American Psycho."

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Bubble Boy Review


Good

Great casting is absolutely vital to a puckishly impudent comedy like "Bubble Boy" -- the story of a happy-go-lucky, immune-deficient geek who zip-locks himself into a homemade portable orb to travel cross-country and stop the wedding of the girl he loves.

Put somebody like Adam Sandler, David Spade or Seth Green in the title role, and this childlike weirdo with matted hair and a whiney voice would lose all his sweet qualities and quickly become intolerably abrasive.

But Jake Gyllenhaal, who made such a lasting impression as future NASA scientist Homer Hickman in the little-seen coming of age picture "October Sky" -- is absolutely brilliant in the role. His exaggerated wide-eyed naivete has just enough pepper to make you laugh with him, not at him. His hyperactive enthusiasm at taking his first steps into the world ("Dog poo! Aweeeesome!") is so real that you don't just laugh, you smile. He makes the character three-dimensional and 100-percent lovable, but in an ever-so-slightly ironic way that requires a ton of talent to maintain.

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Bubble Boy Movie Review

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Duplex Movie Review

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Get Over It Movie Review

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The Rules Of Attraction Movie Review

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Bubble Boy Movie Review

Bubble Boy Movie Review

Great casting is absolutely vital to a puckishly impudent comedy like "Bubble Boy" -- the...

Get Over It Movie Review

Get Over It Movie Review

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Cruel Intentions Movie Review

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"Cruel Intentions" is literally "Dangerous Liaisons" transplanted to present-day Upper East Side Manhattan and featuring...

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