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For his new film Dirty Weekend, Neil Labute found the title first — a British term for a weekend spent away in secret — and went from there. “I think life is that way for a lot of people, where their private life is different than their public persona,” Labute told Vulture, who constructed his film around two such characters: Les (Matthew Broderick), a repressed family man who vaguely remembers his own drunken dirty weekend but can’t even recall what gender he romped with, and his co-worker Natalie (Alice Eve), who needles Les to open up during a company layover. In this exclusive scene from the film (opening in theaters and on VOD this Friday), she reveals quite the provocative secret of her own. “It’s a really pivotal scene,” said Labute of the moment when Natalie reveals she's in a sub/dom relationship with her girlfriend. In fact, under her »
- Kyle Buchanan
Carrie Bradshaw would be proud! Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted on vacation with hubby Matthew Broderick and friends on Wednesday, while wearing one sexy swimsuit as she enjoyed the warm weather and blue waters on an island outside of Ibiza. The 50-year-old beauty looked fit and fabulous as she was photographed walking out of the ocean and onto their yacht wearing a chic olive-colored one-piece suit. Parker definitely has one amazing physique -- it's crazy to think she's had three children with that hot bod! Sjp and Broderick were also joined by businessman Barry Diller, his wife, designer Diane Von Furstenberg, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper and Cooper's partner Benjamin Maisani. Before heading into the water for a swim, the "Sex and the City" star engaged in some light physical activity opting for a hike with Diller and the designer. While Sarah's admitted in the past that she does have to work hard to stay fit, »
- tooFab Staff
Sarah Jessica Parker hit the beach in a sleek one-piece swimsuit during her vacation in Ibiza on Wednesday. The actress, who turned 50 in March, looked better than ever while hiking, swimming, and lounging on a yacht around the island with fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg; Diane's husband, Barry Diller; and a group of friends. While it didn't appear that Sarah Jessica's husband, Matthew Broderick, was on the trip, we recently got a glimpse of the couple during a date night on Broadway earlier this month. They stepped out for the opening-night performance of Hamilton, where Sarah Jessica posed for photos with Girls star Allison Williams. It was also recently announced that Sarah Jessica will be starring in and executive producing the comedy series Divorce, which is slated to premiere on HBO next Summer. Keep reading to see Sjp's day on the beach, then check out the biggest fashion lessons we've »
Looking good, Sjp! While on vacation in Ibiza, Spain this week with Bff Andy Cohen and friends, Sarah Jessica Parker flaunted her killer beach body in a sexy swimsuit. The 50-year-old actress looked fit, thin and toned in a skintight, dark one-piece while soaking up the sun. The former Sex and the City star looked half her age after swimming in the Spanish waters and hanging out with pals on Barry Diller's luxurious yacht. How insane is Sjp's impressive figure?! In addition to swimming, tanning and flaunting her hot body, Parker was also spotted hiking on the sand with Diller's wife and E! star Diane von Furstenberg. Sjp's hubby Matthew Broderick wasn't able to join »
Apparently, that giant photo of Sarah Jessica Parker almost didn't end up on the side of that New York City bus. Sarah Jessica Parker almost didn't star in Sex and the City...by choice, according to Seth Rudetsky. In his weekly column posted on Playbill this week, the Sirius Xm radio host and Broadway performer, who recently performed with the actress and her husband Matthew Broderick in the Broadway @ Town Hall show in Provincetown, Massachussetts, talked about what he said she told him regarding her concerns about the HBO hit series. "We, of course, talked about Sex and The City and turns out, she was reluctant to do the pilot »
Imagine what might not have been! According to Broadway veteran Seth Rudetsky, Sarah Jessica Parker revealed that when she was first approached, she wanted nothing to do with her fashion-forward HBO series, Sex in the City. In fact, she even tried to bargain her way out of her contract! "[Sarah Jessica] was reluctant to do the pilot because she didn't really want to do a series," Rudetsky, who recently starred with the actress and her husband, Matthew Broderick, in a play at Provincetown's Town Hall in Mass., [...] »
On the 28th anniversary of that legendary dance lift, the actress has since dated some of Hollywood's biggest A-listers, won a Us reality TV show and starred in no fewer than 11 TV movies. But it was a dramatic "nose job from hell" that meant that her star faded and her burgeoning career took a very different path.
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Jennifer's early career saw her bag roles in some stone-cold '80s classics. She made a fleeting appearance in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club before teaming up with Patrick Swayze on Red Dawn. You'll also remember her from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, playing »
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
In an exclusive clip for “Dirty Weekend” starring Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve, the two work colleagues have an intense moment following an adventure to explore the past of Broderick’s character. In the film, Les (Broderick) and Natalie (Eve) are delayed at the Albuquerque airport, when Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to stay behind and follows Les, during which she discovers that his trip has a purpose. As the duo discover each other’s secrets, they develop a rapport. In the clip, Les thanks Natalie for helping him over the course of their “dirty weekend.” Also Read: 'Star Trek: »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
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While he's probably best known as a provocateur, there are few filmmakers who can craft dialogue like Neil Labute. His words for the characters in his films jump off the page, and they get plenty of space of shine in the upcoming "Dirty Weekend." Today we have an exclusive clip from the film. Read More: Tribeca Review: Neil Labute's 'Dirty Weekend' Starring Matthew Broderick And Alice Eve Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve star in the movie following Les and Natalie, coworkers who use a layover in Albuquerque to discover more about each other than they ever thought possible, as well as confront the past and reveal long buried secrets. In this scene, we get an early glimpse of the pair taking a cab into the city with a overly chatty driver. "Dirty Weekend" opens in theaters and hits VOD on September 4th. Watch below. »
- Edward Davis
Sarah Jessica Parker channeled her iconic Sex and the City character during a date night with husband Matthew Broderick in NYC on Thursday night. The couple walked the red carpet for the opening night of the Broadway musical Hamilton and showed sweet Pda on the red carpet before taking in the performance. Inside, Sarah Jessica - who stunned in a low-cut emerald-green Elie Saab gown - also linked up with Girls star Allison Williams, which is especially funny considering Sjp is so not a Marnie. It's no secret that Sarah Jessica and Matthew are huge Broadway fans and followers; over the course of their 18-year marriage, they've starred in five and 13 productions, respectively. While Matthew is scheduled to hit the stage in October for the show Sylvia, Sarah Jessica's upcoming project has her returning to television, and specifically HBO. She'll be starring in and executive producing the comedy series Divorce, »
Dirty Weekend Movie Trailer. Neil Labute‘s Dirty Weekend (2015) movie trailer stars Matthew Broderick, Alice Eve, Phil Burke, and Matthew Page. Dirty Weekend‘s plot synopsis: “Colleagues Les and Natalie are delayed in the Albuquerque airport. Restless, irritated, and unable to stand the service workers he meets at every turn, Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to leave his side and discovers that […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
Starring Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) and Matthew Broderick (The Producers), Labute’s latest tells the story of a lay-over in New Mexico where two co-workers on a business trip soon learn more about each other and their dirty secrets.
Colleagues Les (Matthew Broderick) and Natalie (Alice Eve) are delayed in the Albuquerque airport. Restless, irritated, and unable to stand the service workers he meets at every turn, Les heads downtown. Natalie refuses to leave his side and discovers that his supposedly aimless wandering has more of a point than he is willing to admit. Natalie conceals secrets of her own, though neither can keep them quiet for long. A rapport grows between this unlikely pair, and soon they search out a spark of excitement in this most unlikely of locales. »
- Scott J. Davis
"This life, this is all part of life, and this is your life, so you just have to be yourself." eOne Films Us has debuted a trailer for the fun indie comedy Dirty Weekend, starring Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve. This is the latest film from filmmaker Neil Labute, and it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. The story seems to follow two random, unlikely friends who meet-up while their plane is delayed at the Albuquerque airport, ending up on a weekend of fun, or something like that. I guess it doesn't really sound as dirty as that title makes it out to be because it's much more of a lighthearted comedy, though if you dig into it there are some raunchy things going on. Never imagined we'd ever see these two in a buddy comedy. Here's the first official trailer for Neil Labute's Dirty Weekend, »
- Alex Billington
Read More: Tribeca Review: Neil Labute’s ‘Dirty Weekend’ Starring Matthew Broderick And Alice Eve After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, "Dirty Weekend," Neil Labute's comedy about coworkers who get close after a weekend of sharing secrets, is hitting theaters next month. The film stars Matthew Broderick and Alice Eve. Broderick is no stranger to coming-of-age stories, and this coming-of-middle-age story finds him stuck in Albuquerque with a coworker (Alice Eve) during a layover. The pair wander around the city prying to find out each other's pasts and secrets. As the day goes on, they reveal more and more to each other and learn about one another's past lives, while indulging in the more intimate as well. Watch the trailer above. The film opens in theaters on VOD on September 4. Tribeca Exclusive: Alice Eve and Matthew Broderick in Poster for Neil Labute's 'Dirty Weekend »
- Meredith Mattlin
You know writer/director Neil Labute as a provocateur prone to poke, prod and instigate with confrontational takes on various social bugaboos. “Lake Terrace” explores interracial marriage, misogyny and sexism are tackled in “In The Company Of Men,” and his numerous plays and movies explore ideas concerning exploitation, power, duplicity and more. Labute has been focused on sexuality in the last several years, and he seems to be taking Alice Eve (“Star Trek: Into Darkness”) along for the ride. She starred in his 2012 roleplaying fantasy movie “Some Velvet Morning” and co-stars in the writer/director’s latest, “Dirty Weekend.” Yet our review from the recent Tribeca Film Festival says a “gentler, even sweet[er] Labute emerges” this time. Read More: Hurt People Hurt People: Neil Labute & Alice Eve On The Intricate Roleplaying Of 'Some Velvet Morning' A movie about desire and where dark secrets meet sexual peccadilloes, “Dirty Weekend” co-stars Matthew Broderick. »
- Edward Davis
These days, Kristin Chenoweth is everywhere — on film and TV, in concert and on the Broadway stage for eight shows a week as the Tony-nominated romantic lead Lily Garland/Mildred Plotka in Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “On the Twentieth Century.”
“This is a commitment, what I’m doing and (what) all of my fellow Broadway artists (are doing),” says the petite Oklahoman (she’s all of 4 feet, 11 inches tall) of her role as the ugly duckling piano accompanist who transforms into a swan movie star. “It’s a marathon, like being an Olympic athlete. It’s also a gift.”
And Chenoweth’s fans know it. The second she appears onstage, the audience thunderously applauds. And then comes that unmistakable voice: bigger than she is — perfect in pitch, tone and breath — from ballad to belt.
“Kristin is enormously bright and kind,” says Matthew Broderick, who starred opposite Chenoweth in »
- Thelma Adams
Trainwreck is all about star Amy Schumer, but it's easy to get sidetracked by the seemingly endless parade of cameos in the movie. Basketball legend LeBron James has a substantial role, Daniel Radcliffe and Marisa Tomei star in a movie inside the movie, Matthew Broderick appears, and even WWE star John Cena is in there. It's a random assortment - and then there are the comedians. Tons of Saturday Night Live players turn up, including some you might miss if you're not paying attention. Here are 13 comedians - besides Amy Schumer - who star in the film. »
We have plenty of movie coverage here at HitFix — including Drew's rave review of this film from SXSW — but as happens when I see a film relatively early in its run, and particularly one like "Trainwreck" with a fair amount of crossover with what I cover in TV, I like to offer up a few of my thoughts, as well as a place for people who have seen the film to start discussing it. Again, this review is designed for people who've already seen "Trainwreck," and thus will have plenty of spoilers, coming up just as soon as we split the check... Amy Schumer is on an incredible roll right now. She just finished perhaps the strongest season to date of "Inside Amy Schumer" — and the "12 Angry Men" spoof is an early contender for 2015's best episode of television — and "Trainwreck" is a terrific movie introduction for her as both actress and writer. »
- Alan Sepinwall
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