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The official trailer for How to Make Money Selling Drugs is now available via Tribeca Film. A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, the film is an insider.s guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry. The fast paced, highly stylized film is told from the perspective of former drug dealers, and features interviews with Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, Arianna Huffington, and David Simon (.The Wire.), giving you the lessons you need to start your own drug empire while exposing the corruption behind the .war on drugs." The groundbreaking film will be available on nationwide VOD starting June 18, 2013 and will open in select theaters on »
- April Neale
Precious little joy is on offer about in a marriage comedy about divorced parents who must get back together for their son's big day
Weddings can often be occasions of trauma, as well as joy, and so it proves with this ensemble comedy. Well – minus the joy, that is. Adapted with tin ear and cack hands from a French farce, Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton star as divorced parents of adoptive son Ben Barnes. When he gets engaged to Amanda Seyfried (again playing a bride-to-be wrangling parents), he wants his birth mother to be at the nuptials. But she's a devout Catholic, and so De Niro and Keaton must pretend to still be married, despite his having shacked up with Susan Sarandon years back (a grisly early scene involves Keaton interrupting kitchen-table oral sex). Adding insult to injury are a subplot about sibling Topher Grace's unexplained vow of premarital chastity, »
- Catherine Shoard
Every bit as bold and confrontational as its title and articulate and well researched enough to defend itself from the inevitable backlash, Matthew Cooke's How To Make Money Selling Drugs is a detailed dismantling of the American war on drugs as told by an array of insiders ranging from street dealers to major importers to activists to law enforcement officials.A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is an insider's guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry. Told from the perspective of former drug dealers, and featuring interviews with rights advocates Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon, and David Simon (creator of "The Wire"), the film gives you the lessons...
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Melissa McCarthy's onscreen characters may poop in sinks and buy rounds of drinks with a stolen credit card, but she ain't gonna stand back and watch somebody abuse a child in real life.
The star of 2013's first big hit, "Identity Thief," reportedly fired a woman from the set of her new film on Monday after watching her hoist a young child in the air by the wrist.
The 20-something mother had brought her kindergarten-aged child with her to the Wilmington, North Carolina shooting location of 2014's "Tammy," which McCarthy co-wrote and is co-directing with her husband, Ben Falcone. The woman was one of more than 200 extras who spent the day shooting near a lake. She had been loudly telling her kid to "stop it" and "quiet down" all morning, according to TMZ, who first reported the story. After McCarthy witnessed her jerking the kid in the air by the wrist, »
- Ryan J Downey
It’s difficult to imagine Identity Thief, this year’s biggest comedy, without Melissa McCarthy. But when Jason Bateman and director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) were originally planning their buddy-road movie with its nods to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and Midnight Run, the Oscar-nominated actress wasn’t part of the picture. In fact, her felonious character who steals people’s identities and maxes out their credit limits wasn’t even a she — it was a he. Then came Bridesmaids, which opened Hollywood’s eyes to a new brand of bawdy female comedy that was the perfect match for Gordon’s R-rated comedy. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Tune in alert for all-new episodes of "Oprah's Master Class" on Sunday June 2 on Own. June Episodes Feature Lenny Kravitz, Susan Sarandon, Berry Gordy Jr. and Diahann Carroll From Own The acclaimed series "Oprah's Master Class. featuring an unprecedented first-person insight into the brilliant minds of entertainers we love, respect and admire, returns with all-new episodes Sunday, June 2 (from 10-11 p.m. Et/Pt) on Own: Oprah Winfrey Network. In each episode, a new modern day master will share their inspiring stories including Lenny Kravitz (June 2), Susan Sarandon (June 9), Berry Gordy Jr. (June 16) and Diahann Carroll (June 23). First Look: All-New Episodes of Oprah's Master ClassOprah's Master Class tells the stories you've never heard from the people »
- April Neale
Additional respect to Angelina Jolie for her brave editorial about her double mastectomy. It's one thing to go public with a difficult health decision. It's quite another to go public when the health decision you make is so directly tangled up with your persona. I don't mean to imply that Angelina Jolie's breasts have made her career but they sure as hell haven't hurt it. She's a global sex symbol and though she doesn't make as many movies as she used to she'll always be a beautiful sexual woman. She mentions in her editorial that she doesn't feel any less womanly. I hope she drives this point home with a really sexy movie some time soon.
I chose the word "additional" as a modifier for respect because "newfound" would have been inappropriate. I've admired her for a long time. Sometimes I am amused at how much philanthropic celebrities become »
- NATHANIEL R
This week: Tom Hanks and Halle Berry play several different characters over many lifetimes in the beyond-ambitious time-traversing think piece "Cloud Atlas," written and directed by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer.
Also new this week is horror icon Leatherface's return in the sequel "Texas Chainsaw 3D," Charlie Sheen in Roman Coppola's comedy "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" and a new mastered-in-4K Blu-ray of "Ghostbusters" that is optimized for Ultra HD TVs.
Box Office: $27 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 68% Fresh
Storyline: Combining sci-fi, drama, mystery, action and romance, "Cloud Atlas" weaves together six stories that span centuries as characters reunite from one life to the next. Written for the screen and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski, this 172-minute epic stars Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whisaw, James D'Arcy, Zhou Xun, »
- Robert DeSalvo
These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's easy to forget that stars are real people. That's why HuffPost Celebrity decided to launch its all-new #nofilter quick-fire question-and-answer series. Because how well do you know someone until they've shared their guiltiest pleasures?
Bryce Dallas Howard has grabbed the attention of people around the world, starring in hit films like "The Village, " "50/50," "The Twilight Saga" and "The Help." But what a lot of people don't know about the redheaded mother-of-two is that she's extremely interested in directing and recently advised actresses Brittany Snow and Octavia Spencer on the set of Lifetime's "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film." (She must get it from her dad, you know, Ron Howard).
Currently, the 32-year-old actress is playing a huge role in Canon U.S.A's “Project Imaginat10n” Film Contest, »
- Leigh Blickley
To celebrate the release of The Big Wedding (in cinemas May 29th) HeyUGuys are giving three lucky readers the chance to win a bumper DVD prize pack which includes Magic Mike, Friend’s With Kids, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Dirty Dancing and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
With an all-star cast led by Robert DeNiro (Meet the Fockers, Analyze That), Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses), Diane Keaton (Morning Glory, Annie Hall), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) and Topher Grace (In Good Company), with Susan Sarandon (Shall We Dance) and Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), The Big Wedding is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco.
To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to »
Moms are probably the most influential teachers in our lives. They teach us tangible things like how to tie our shoes, the proper way to hold a fork and how to sit up straight, but they also teach us things that aren't visible to the naked eye.
When it comes to fashion, our moms are also great sources of inspiration. (Raise your hand if you remember teetering around in your mother's high heels as a child!)
It takes a special kind of woman to pull off mom jeans and a fanny pack.
Buzzed is better.
Joan and Melissa Rivers
If you're going to go with poofy sleeves, »
- The Huffington Post
The Great Gatsby has the glitz and The Big Wedding a banquet hall full of stars, but only one film has People's critic jazzed. Here's what to see, what to skip and what to seek out this weekend at the movies. See This:•The Great Gatsby:Oh look, a disco ball exploded all over the Jazz Age! Of course director Baz Luhrmann's take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic is an overstuffed, overblown mess (in 3-D, no less), but what are you gonna do - not be part of the conversation surrounding the buzziest movie of the weekend? Besides, »
- PEOPLE Movie Critic Alynda Wheat
--Gwen Stefani and Katy Perry, wearing Lia Sophia jewelry, had a moment while Brendan Fallis DJ-ed a private party for "The Great Gatsby" hosted by Quintessentially Lifestyle and Mac at the Top Of The Standard in NYC. --Chef Marcus Samuelsson giving an impassioned speech to attendees of the New York Magazine Culinary Experience held at the International Culinary Institute in NYC. --Nicole Kidman lunching with Simon Baker's wife, Rebecca Baker, at Bouchon in Beverly Hills. --Susan Sarandon unveiling a ping pong table made out of gold at the grand [...] »
Oscar winners Olivia de Havilland and Luise Rainer among movie stars of the 1930s still alive With the passing of Deanna Durbin this past April, only a handful of movie stars of the 1930s remain on Planet Earth. Below is a (I believe) full list of surviving Hollywood "movie stars of the 1930s," in addition to a handful of secondary players, chiefly those who achieved stardom in the ensuing decade. Note: There’s only one male performer on the list — and curiously, four of the five child actresses listed below were born in April. (Please scroll down to check out the list of Oscar winners at the 75th Academy Awards, held on March 23, 2003, as seen in the picture above. Click on the photo to enlarge it. © A.M.P.A.S.) Two-time Oscar winner and London resident Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth, The Great Waltz), 103 last January »
- Andre Soares
Genre: Sci-Fi | Drama | Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Run Time: 172 minutes
From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski, the powerful and inspiring epic drama “Cloud Atlas” explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future.
Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future.
Teaser Trailer: Cloud Atlas – Own it on Digital Download April 30th
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Cloud Atlas completely escaped me when it was in theaters, not because it didn’t look good when I saw the trailers, but mostly »
- Jess Orso
Two new films, The Big Wedding and The Way, Way Back, come at the friction of family life in different ways – but only one of them handles the generation gap with maturity
This is a detail from the poster for The Big Wedding, a family comedy that came out in the Us last Friday and is released in the UK at the end of the month (click the magnifying glass for the whole thing).
Chances are that at least two people up there are some of the stars you cherish dearest, so I'll try not to dwell, but the fact is that The Big Wedding has not gone down well in the States. It currently has a 6% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes (though, on the upside, 93% of their readers still want to see it).
Its flaws are, curiously, somehow distilled on the poster. Watching it, you sense some sort of disconnect between the cast, »
- Catherine Shoard
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Good afternoon and happy May! Where does the time go?
Photo by Mark Sullivan/Getty Images
What do you think of Boston magazine’s May cover? I love it!
Out writer/actress Michelle Paradise (Exes & Ohs) offered up some career advice on Twitter.
Aspiring TV writers: Finish that spec script, click this link & apply. Great program, great way to start your career! writersworkshop.warnerbros. »
- Bridget McManus
Warner Bros. has slotted a July 2, 2014 opening for "Tammy," placing it in direct competition with Sony's comedy "Sex Tape" starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel and Disney's fairy tale extravaganza "Maleficent" starring Angelina Jolie.
No doubt Warners is feeling confident in the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning McCarthy's drawing power after she helped the studio's February comedy "Identity Thief" outperform expectations and become one of the few genuine hits so far in 2013.
While the move is unlikely to faze Disney, the question now is whether or not Sony blinks considering the far more mixed track record of both Diaz and Segel at the box office.
"Tammy" stars McCarthy as a recently unemployed woman who discovers her husband has been cheating and takes off a road trip with her boozehound grandma. »
Tammy which stars and is also written by Melissa McCarthy, alongside her husband Ben Falcone, who directs, is set to open July 2nd, 2014, hoping to snag some Independence Day viewers. Also in the Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema project is Kathy Bates while Susan Sarandon's currently in final discussions to jump on board. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay producing alongside McCarthy while Kevin Messick, Chris Henchy, Rob Cowan and Falcone serve as executive producers. Also on board are Dan Aykroyd, Allison Janney and Mark Duplass. »
The New Line project, which also stars Allison Janney, Susan Sarandon and Mark Duplass, is on track to begin shooting in May with McCarthy starring and co-directing with spouse Ben Falcone. McCarthy and Falcone are also producing from a script they co-wrote.
Pic follows a women who, after losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother (Sarandon). Janney will play the mother of McCarthy’s character.
- Dave McNary
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