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Zach Braff - 12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos - Red Carpet Arrivals at John Varvatos Boutique West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015

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Zach Braff - 12th Annual John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit at John Varvatos - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th April 2015

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Zach Braff - Zach Braff has lunch with a friend at Urth Caffe at urth cafe - West Hollywood, California, United States - Saturday 24th January 2015

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Zach Braff - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for the Art of Elysium's 8th Annual Heaven Gala held which was held at Hangar 8 in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015

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Zach Braff - Goldie Hawn's Inaugural "Love In For Kids" Benefiting The Hawn Foundation's MindUp Program at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Friday 21st November 2014

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Anne Brodzinsky and Zach Braff - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived at the 2014 Gala held by Baby2Baby which is a charity that provides low income children with basic necessities. The 2014 gala was in honor of American actress Kate Hudson and was held at The Book Bindery in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 8th November 2014

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A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived on the red carpet at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) hosts 25th annual 'A Time for Heroes' family festival which was held at The BookBindery in Culver City

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Zach Braff and Kate Hudson - New York premiere of 'Wish I Was Here' held at AMC Lincoln Square - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 16th July 2014

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Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Joey King and Donald Faison - A screening of 'Wish I Was Here' held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater - Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 15th July 2014

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Marin Mazzie, Helene York, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe, Zach Braff and Lenny Wolpe - Broadway Barks 16, a star-studded animal adoption event held in Shubert Alley - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 12th July 2014

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Does 'Wish I Was Here' Hold The Secret To Happiness?


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Zach Braff's new movie Wish I Was Here is essentially about one guy's pursuit of happiness. The former Scrubs man plays 35-year-old man Aidan Bloom, who is forced to try and figure out what it is that makes him truly happy after reaching a crucial crossroads in life.

Whether you can relate to Bloom's predicament or not, we want you to help us celebrate the release of Wish I Was Here by sharing your secret happy snaps. Whether it's a beautiful sunset, the virtues of family life or simply seeing your favorite rock band play, we're asking for you to Instagram or tweet a picture of the moments that make you happy. Don't forget to include the custom hashtag #TrulyHappyWhen and #WishIWasHere for a chance to win $3000.

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Zach Braff - Premiere of Focus Features' 'Wish I Was Here' - Outside Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd June 2014

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Zack Braff And His Feelings Are All In The 'Wish I Was Here' Trailer


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Zach Braff’s character in Scrubs was an emotionally tender, physically fragile and essentially harmless person. And one gets the feeling his perennial bully, Dr. Cox, would till have plenty to say about his character in “Wish I Was Here”.

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Yes, Braff and his brand of feels is back in this, the long-awaited follow up to his hyper-emotional, indie-fest, “Garden State,” which every 14-year-old girl or boy not into sports claimed was their favourite movie for at least 18 months. We’re not making that up; there were science studies. 

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Nick Cordero and Zach Braff - NBC Toyota Concert presents the cast of 'Bullets Over Broadway' performing live on NBC's 'Today' at TODAY Plaza - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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Zach Braff - Zach Braff and the cast of Bullets Over Broadway perform on Today Show Best of Broadway week - NY, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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Marin Mazzie, Zach Braff, Betsy Wolfe and Helene Yorke - Opening night after party for the musical Bullets Over Broadway, held at the Metropolitan Museum - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 10th April 2014

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Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway' Looks Dazzling, But Misses Its Target


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The reviews are in for Woody Allen's eagerly-awaited musicalisation of the hit screen comedy Bullets Over Broadway, starring Zack Braff ('Scrubs', Nick Valenti ('The Sopranos') and Helene Yorke ('Masters of Sex'). Braff plays a struggling playwright whose big break gets him entangled with gangsters in Prohibition-era New York. Cue explosive dance routines, dark humour and dazzling costumes from director-choreographer Susan Stroman's lavish production.

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Zach Braff Leads The Way In The Dazzling 'Bullets Over Broadway.'

The production is fairly unusual in that it relies upon existing period music, rather than an original score. Unfortunately critics don't seem to have been able to look beyond the disparity between certain scenes and the corresponding musical numbers. "The problem is that most of the songs are inorganic to the plot and characters," says THR's David Rooney, explaining "They seem dictated by the energy requirements of only moderately funny material."

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Nick Cordero, Zach Braff, Marin Mazzie, Helene Yorke and Vincent Pastore - Opening night of the musical Bullets Over Broadway at the St. James Theatre - Curtain Call. - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 10th April 2014

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It's Not Just You, Wayne Knight! Other Celebrity Death Hoaxes


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Seinfeld fans can breathe easy after panic ensued following rumors of Wayne Knight’s death on social media site Twitter. The rumors claimed that the 58 year old had been involved in a fatal car crash, although Knight took the site himself to straighten things out, “Some of you will be glad to hear this, others strangely disappointed, but...I am alive and well!” before commenting, “Does someone have to DIE to trend? Geez! Thanks for all the love everybody. I didn’t know you cared. Glad to be breathing!”

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We’re glad that Wayne was able to see the funny side of his death hoax, we guess that he is a comedian, so we'd be worried if he didn't! We wonder if these other celebs took their own death hoaxes so lightly.

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Zach Braff Brings Second Big Directing Project 'Wish I Was Here' To Sundance


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Zach Braff premieres his second feature as a director, Wish I Was Here, at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival a decade after his debut Garden State.

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The 'Scrubs' star's crowd-funded movie project has now been unveiled in all its glory and is set to make another smash after the incredible success of 'Garden State' in 2004 which grossed $35 million worldwide from a $2.5 million budget. 'Wish I Was Here' is not a sequel, but it does draw on similar themes including parental death and feelings of desperation and being lost in particular stages of your life.

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Kate Hudson Felt Compelled To Join Zach Braff's Emotional 'Wish I Was Here'


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Zach Braff returned to the director's chair with Wish I Was Here, as the Scrubs star finally followed up his cult favourite Garden State. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival this week to almost unanimous praise (it currently holds a 9.5 rating on IMdB), with Braff and co-stars Kate Hudson, Josh Gad and Mandy Patinkin sitting down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the film before the premiere.

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Hudson and Braff in a scene from Wish I Was Here

Whilst Braff discussed the freedom of working independently, having the bulk of production costs paid for through crowd funding via Kickstarter, it was Hudson who seemed the most overwhelmed with the movie as she explained the emotional connection she felt towards the film and not just because she and Braff had wanted to make a film together for some time.

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Touching Video Proposal Features Zach Braff As Wingman For Hire


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Seems like if you’re going to propose these days, you might as well make a viral video out of it, which is exactly what Matt Hulbert did, when he called on Zach Braff to be his wingman. The groom-to-be (you didn’t think he’d get rejected, did you?) enlisted the help of the Scrubs star through the Kickstarter campaign for Braff’s new movie, the Garden State sequel (sort of), Wish I Was Here.

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The Scrubs star makes a pretty good wingman.

The scheme is pretty simple – Braff appears on screen, says hi to Matt and Janice (the lucky lady) and pops the question on Hulbert’s behalf, before introducing a montage of people and pets with signs, urging the woman to “say yes.” Now that might be a little too much pressure for some people’s tastes, but the future Mrs Hulbert was over the moon. You can tell, too, since there’s a little screen at the bottom of the video, showing her reactions throughout. It only adds to the warm fuzzies of the video, since we get to see Janice tearing up as the video goes on.

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Zach Braff To Star In Woody Allen's 'Bullets Over Broadway'


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Zach Braff has been cast in a Broadway adaptation of Woody Allen's Bullets Over Broadway. Set in the 1920's, an apparently fashionable time if popular culture's current obsession with The Great Gatsby and the most recent series of Downton Abbey is anything to go by, the plot centres around a struggling playwright's dealing with the mob.

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Zach Braff at the premiere of Ice Man.

The 1994 film of Bullets Over Broadway saw struggling playwright David (played by John Cusack) forced to choose a talentless actress to star in his play. The actress is the girlfriend of a mobster who has offered, in exchange for her opportunity to tread the boards, to finance David's play.

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James Franco Panhandles For $500,000 On Indiegogo


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Actor James Franco is following in the footsteps of Zach Braff and turning to alternative methods of sourcing money to create films, hoping to raise $500,000 (£319,900) to fund the transformation of his short story collection, Palo Alto, into films.

Speaking in the video posted on his Indiegogo page, Franco is shown touring around his home town in California and explaining his vision for the movies: "Although it's a book of fiction it's inspired by experiences I had growing up here, the things that people I knew went through", adding it was a book about being a teenager, coming of age, and learning about the world.

Franco is inviting his fans to "join this adventure" by donating a sum of money to his cause, with extra incentives thrown in for higher donations.

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Why Didn’t Zach Braff Delve Into His Own Pockets? $2m Kickstarter Target Surpassed


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When Zack Braff’s Kickstarter project surpassed its $2m target (with 26 days to spare, may we add) the overwhelming response was ‘awww’ and ‘well done’. But aren’t we ignoring the fact he’s a multi-millionaire?

Scrubs wasn’t a two-season show; it ran and ran to a phenomenal nine seasons, and you can pretty much guarantee he got paid exponentially for those seasons (apart from maybe the ninth, which was weird and on a different channel) I digress. Zach Braff has loads of money, so why exactly is he getting us to pay for his movie? Well, he says ‘the money people’ want control over the final cut, and make decisions that are derivative to his artistic vision. That’s fair enough, but it doesn’t change the fact that he could just fund it. He might say it’s a way for fans to get involved, and cite the fact that funders get unique opportunities to be a part of the film’s history on different levels based on their contribution. Fine. But he could still stump up $2m of his own money, and still get fans to do stuff.

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Congratulations Internet, You Just Bought Zach Braff's Garden State Follow-Up


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So, Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's follow-up to Garden State looks likely to happen after 20,000 Kickstarter users pledged $1.5 million within 24 hours. The actor and director is looking for $2 million to make the movie, in which he will star as a struggling actor who had to home-school his children. "I want you to be my financiers and my audience so I can make a movie for you with no compromises," Scrubs star Braff said in his appeal to fans.

Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons has already agreed to co-star in the movie, while Braff's Scrubs co-star Donald Faison is likely to make a cameo appearance. The actor and writer was inspired to appeal for help for the movie after the Veronica Mars movie received the entirety of its budget from crowd-funding website Kickstarter. "I couldn't help but think maybe there is a new way to finance smaller, personal films that didn't involve signing away all your artistic control," he wrote on his donation page.

The 38-year-old mapped out a detailed plan for how the money would be spent on Wish I Was Here and how the production process would unfold. He placed emphasis on the soundtrack (Garden State's soundtrack went platinum) and said the new movie would use music in the same way. "One of the cool things about being a backer is that you can get access to weekly song picks by me, and be the first group to stream the soundtrack," he noted.

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Zach Braff Kickstarter Project Already Close To $1.5 Million Pledged


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Zach Braff is the latest star to use the Kickstarter project to great effect, the actor managing to raise a whopping $1.4 million with 29 days of pledging action still to go.

The phenomenal success of the creator behind the Veronica Mars’ film project, which attained its goal within a day of going live, has evidently turned others heads in the music industry, and Braff is raising money for his forthcoming movie Wish I Was Here. "I was about to sign a typical financing deal in order to get the money to make Wish I Was Here, my follow up to Garden State," Braff wrote on his Kickstarter page. "It would have involved making a lot of sacrifices I think would have ultimately hurt the film. I've been a backer for several projects on Kickstarter and thought the concept was fascinating and revolutionary for artists and innovators of all kinds. But I didn't imagine it could work on larger-scale projects. I was wrong.”

"After I saw the incredible way Veronica Mars fans rallied around Kristen Bell and her show's creator, Rob Thomas, I couldn't help but think (like I'm sure so many other independent film-makers did) maybe there is a new way to finance smaller, personal films that didn't involve signing away all your artistic control.” He continued, "Financing an independent film the traditional way often means having to give away your right to 'the final cut', casting choices, location choices and cutting down your script to make it shoot-able on the cheapest budget possible. What if there is a different way?" Pledges range from $10, which gets you a weekly production diary of the making-of developments, right up to $10,000 – already pledged for – which will see someone get a line in the film, as well as all the other treats that are on offer.

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Inspired By Veronica Mars: Zach Braff Launches Kickstarter For 'Garden State' Sequel


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Zach Braff has launched a Kickstarter project in order to start filming a sequel to his cult comedy Garden State, which starred Natalie Portman. Inspired by the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter and wishing to be free from the creative shackles of a studio-funded release, Braff is looking to raise $2 million for the project and has already raked in a pretty successful sum.

The dramatic comedy that he’s looking to fund is entitled Wish I Was Here and was co-written by Zach and his brother Adam Braff. Zach has described the feature as a thematic sequel to Garden State and it follows the story of a father / husband / struggling actor; a man in his 30s. “After I saw the incredible way Veronica Mars fans rallied around Kristen Bell and her show's creator Rob Thomas, I couldn't help but think maybe there is a new way to finance smaller, personal films that didn't involve signing away all your artistic control,” said Braff in his comic promotional video.

So far, the tugging on heart-strings has been a huge success. At the time of writing, over $436,000 has been pledged and that total is racking up dollar after dollar as the seconds go by. A deadline of May 24th has been set for the $2 million that Braff is looking to raise. At this rate, that should be achieved by the end of the week. 

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Heather Graham's NYC Pad Catches Fire


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Heather Graham's swanky New York City pad lit up in flames last night, with the fire starting in her bathroom after she left some lit candles unattended.

According to the New York Post, the actress left a few mood candles lit whilst she was getting ready, forgetting to blow them out before she headed out. The flames spread and lit a few items of clothing hung up nearby too, but fortunately NYC firefighters managed to get to the blaze in time, before it set any further part of her home alight.

The fire department spent 45 minutes battling the blaze, but managed to keep it under control and thankfully no-one was hurt in the incident. Graham's pad sits 12 stories in the air, and is part of a glitzy apartment block, which is also home to Scrubs star Zach Braff. The Hangover actress (who has also been in Scrubs coincidently) was still out when the fire began to rage, but was alerted shortly after and soon rushed home to find her pad not quite how she had left it. Whilst she might not be getting her deposit back anytime soon as a result of this, at least now she has the perfect excuse to get the overalls out and give the place a re-decoration.

Video - Olivia Wilde, Sharon Osbourne And Ronnie Wood At 'Django Unchained' Premiere


The 'Django Unchained' New York premiere saw high profile celebs flock to the red carpet in droves. Arrivals included 'Gossip Girl' star Olivia Wilde, Don Johnson's daughter Dakota, 'Kill Bill' star Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler from 'Lord of the Rings', former 'America's Got Talent' judge Sharon Osbourne, 'St Trinian's' actress Lucy Punch, The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood with his fiancée Sally Humphreys and 50 Cent.

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Oz The Great and Powerful Trailer


Oscar Diggs is an ethically-challenged circus magician who seeks fortune and recognition for his tricks and illusions. One day he and his top hat are sent away from his home of Kansas in a hot air balloon but are subsequently caught up in a destructive storm which takes them to the magical land of Oz. Oscar is in awe of the dazzling place and mysterious creatures and begins to see Oz as the path to prosperity. He soon discovers that this is not so when he meets three beautiful witches Theodora, Evanora and Glinda who rightfully doubt his competence in the field of magic despite the rest of Oz believing him to be the powerful wizard they have all been waiting for. His awe of Oz is soon diminished as he discovers troubles of huge proportions in the land and finds himself struggling to work out who is on the side of good and who is on the side of evil. He uses his expertise in the art of illusion and showmanship to become the great and honourable Wizard of Oz.

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The Ex Review


Weak
Jesse Peretz's stitched-together comedy The Ex casts funny actors and provides funny scenarios but rarely matches talent to task. The movie, penned by David Guion and Michael Handelman, trades a traceable story arc for a series of maniacal sketches that can be crudely amusing -- as when a non-paralyzed man tried to impress his handicapped co-worker by joining him in a wheelchair basketball game -- but lend nothing to the movie as a whole. Thankfully, the film's bouncy pace means missed jokes spring to safety instead of stopping the momentum with a thud.

New parents Tom (Zach Braff) and Sophia (Amanda Peet) are proverbially chewed up by New York City and spit out to Ohio where perennial job hopper Tom takes a position at his father-in-law's ad agency. While Sophia copes with being a stay-at-home mom, Tom finds friendly -- then fierce -- office competition with Chip (Jason Bateman), an account executive and former flame of Sophia's who earns sympathy from the world because he is confined to a wheelchair.

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Garden State Review


Excellent
Even before he finds out his mother has died, Andrew Largeman (Zach Braff) is depressed -- that much we can tell. His medicine cabinet is stocked with seemingly infinite amounts of antidepressants, which seem to mute his depression without addressing it. Although we are told he is an actor who has just finished a high-profile TV part (playing, as several characters recognize, "the retarded quarterback"), it's hard to picture him coming alive in his work; he barely says a word.

Garden State, an auspicious writing and directing debut from Braff (of TV's charming Scrubs), is about Largeman's return to his New Jersey hometown, and like Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation, it's more about mood and moments than telling a single story (and like that film, it's about an actor feeling numb to the "real" world). Indeed, the plot feels very much out of short fiction -- and, we can't help but notice, possible autobiography; Braff is a young actor from Jersey, too.

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Chicken Little Review


Good
Now that Disney finally has gotten rid of that albatross of Pixar, the Mouse can finally get on with making computer animated movies by itself. Gosh!

But seriously, Chicken Little is Disney's first solo stab at a CGI kiddie flick, something that was going to happen sooner or later and which, given Disney's recent track record in animation, has had most moviegoers scared silly. Chicken Little takes an age-old fable and hands the story to director Mark Dindal (who directed the best animated Disney movie in recent memory, the under-seen The Emperor's New Groove). Nice start, but... Chicken Little? "The sky is falling, the sky is falling?" In the original story, Chicken Little gets beaned with an acorn and gathers up all his friends to tell the king that the sky is falling. As they trek to visit the king, they are captured by Foxy Loxy and (depending on how gruesome the interpretation you're reading is) are promptly eaten.

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Getting To Know You Review


Very Good
When I first heard of this film, I immediately got the title reference. Like Joyce Carol Oates, I have lived in Princeton, and remember vaguely that ad series (I believe it was for Bell Atlantic, but am not sure) that featured the song with the thoroughly annoying refrain "Getting to Know You / Getting to Know All About You." For the remainder of the film, this tidbit of a song was stuck in my head. The fact that the film opens with music that seems a slight variant to the song does not help. The presence of such a score in my head for an hour and a half on end is enough to drive just about anyone to insanity.

Perhaps it is the annoying idiosyncratic insanity of that television Ad series that compelled Joyce Carol Oates to write the collection "Heat." Perhaps the filmmakers also heard the ads and, although not compelled to switch their local phone company, were compelled to make a film that would bring this particular psychological thumbscrew to the minds of anyone who lived on the Eastern Seaboard while the ads were running.

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Chicken Little Review


Good
Now that Disney finally has gotten rid of that albatross of Pixar, the Mouse can finally get on with making computer animated movies by itself. Gosh!

But seriously, Chicken Little is Disney's first solo stab at a CGI kiddie flick, something that was going to happen sooner or later and which, given Disney's recent track record in animation, has had most moviegoers scared silly. Chicken Little takes an age-old fable and hands the story to director Mark Dindal (who directed the best animated Disney movie in recent memory, the under-seen The Emperor's New Groove). Nice start, but... Chicken Little? "The sky is falling, the sky is falling?" In the original story, Chicken Little gets beaned with an acorn and gathers up all his friends to tell the king that the sky is falling. As they trek to visit the king, they are captured by Foxy Loxy and (depending on how gruesome the interpretation you're reading is) are promptly eaten.

Continue reading: Chicken Little Review

Getting To Know You Review


Very Good
When I first heard of this film, I immediately got the title reference. Like Joyce Carol Oates, I have lived in Princeton, and remember vaguely that ad series (I believe it was for Bell Atlantic, but am not sure) that featured the song with the thoroughly annoying refrain "Getting to Know You / Getting to Know All About You." For the remainder of the film, this tidbit of a song was stuck in my head. The fact that the film opens with music that seems a slight variant to the song does not help. The presence of such a score in my head for an hour and a half on end is enough to drive just about anyone to insanity.

Perhaps it is the annoying idiosyncratic insanity of that television Ad series that compelled Joyce Carol Oates to write the collection "Heat." Perhaps the filmmakers also heard the ads and, although not compelled to switch their local phone company, were compelled to make a film that would bring this particular psychological thumbscrew to the minds of anyone who lived on the Eastern Seaboard while the ads were running.

Continue reading: Getting To Know You Review

The Broken Hearts Club Review


Very Good
The sad-sack group of gay men have already become a budding Hollywood cliché, but The Broken Hearts Club manages to rise above its otherwise menial trappings to be a better-than-average comedy that's still unabashedly about "being gay," while still carrying broad appeal for everyone.

With a cast largely composed of non-gay men, you'd be surprised how convincing the likes of Timothy Olyphant and Dean Cain are at playing it fey. Olyphant stars as a likeable photographer/waiter looking to focus his life away from destructive one-night relationships and into something more meaningful. His roommate (Cain) is no help, a pretty boy actor who lands anyone he wants in the sack. Coupled with a half-dozen other characters, the fellows hang out at a restaurant & bar called Jack's Broken Heart (run by none other than a hilarious John Mahoney, who spends Saturday nights crooning in an ill-advised drag costume and the weekends managing the worst softball team in West Hollywood).

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The Broken Hearts Club Review


OK

For a gay movie that purports to be about real people -- as opposed to melodramatic stereotypes or comedy caricatures -- "The Broken Hearts Club" comes across pretty contrived.

Not only do the ensemble players include such stock West Hollywood denizens as the bimbo hunk and the queeny cry baby with a jones for redecorating, but these clichés are also introduced immediately following a coffee shop gripe session scene about how gays in the movies are always sex maniacs, confidants to lovelorn women, AIDS victims or friends of AIDS victims.

Writer-director Greg Berlanti (a producer on "Dawson's Creek") doesn't seem to realize he's contributing to this very problem. And he's far too green a filmmaker to be passing judgment anyway. This is his first film and it's riddled with nagging script deficiencies (most of these "real people" don't seem to have jobs) and bad technical calls, like the gratuitous, intrusive and annoying overuse of hand-held cameras.

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Garden State Review


Excellent

Affectionately wry yet disarmingly poignant, hilariously insightful yet accessibly awkward, infinitely quotable yet organic and unassuming, "Garden State" is a quarter-life-crisis comedy that may just be "The Graduate" for the arrested-development generation.

This merrily ironic tale of looming-maturity malaise has all the consternation of Mike Nichols' definitive touchstone of late-1960s coming-of-age. But in a surprise, triple-threat outburst of unforeseen talent and imagination, the film's writer, director and star -- Zach Braff from TV's "Scrubs" -- truly nails the psychological complexity and raised-on-MTV coercion that has pushed the pause button on coming to grips with adulthood. "Garden State" is, in part, a simile for how people in their 20s now try to extend the age of no responsibilities into their early 30s.

Braff gives a vulnerably acerbic performance as Andrew Largeman ("Large" to his friends), a droll, aimless Everymensch and long-frustrated actor (and sushi-bar waiter by day), who is taking two simultaneous big steps in his life: returning home to New Jersey after nine years to attend his mother's funeral, and doing so without his extensive private pharmacy of sense-dulling psychotropics.

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Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Review

Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Review

Like Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, this film shows the overpowering strength of Disney and...

Oz: The Great And Powerful Trailer

Oz: The Great And Powerful Trailer

Oscar Diggs is a magician in a circus in Kansas who has about as much...

Oz The Great and Powerful Trailer

Oz The Great and Powerful Trailer

Oscar Diggs is an ethically-challenged circus magician who seeks fortune and recognition for his tricks...

The Ex Movie Review

The Ex Movie Review

Jesse Peretz's stitched-together comedy The Ex casts funny actors and provides funny scenarios but rarely...

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Garden State Movie Review

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Chicken Little Movie Review

Chicken Little Movie Review

Now that Disney finally has gotten rid of that albatross of Pixar, the Mouse can...

The Last Kiss, Trailer Trailer

The Last Kiss, Trailer Trailer

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The Last Kiss (2006) Movie Review

The Last Kiss (2006) Movie Review

The catchy pop ballads found on the soundtrack for Tony Goldwyn's The Last Kiss will...

Chicken Little Movie Review

Chicken Little Movie Review

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