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Amanda’s Adaptations – Bridget Jones’s Diary: Book Vs Film

12 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Occasionally, I do things the wrong way round and see a film before reading the book on which it’s based. In the case of delving into Bridget Jones’S Diary, I watched the film, the sequel and the entire 90s series of Pride and Prejudice over and over again long before finally purchasing the book and seeing what all the fuss was about.

From the opening page of the book, written by Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones is a brilliantly ‘real’ character unlike any I had ever read and the result is an easy, fun and adorable read. Unlike recent first person stories which have infuriating inner monologues, Bridget is so hilarious and so honest that even when she is moping you want to hug not hit her as she dwells on issues with family, work and, of course, her love life.

What a marvellous creation!

The book is an »

- Amanda Keats

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Why Bridget Jones May Just Be the Most Relatable Character

10 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Between her fashion faux pas and her hilariously awkward inner monologue, Bridget Jones has cemented herself as one of the most relatable book and movie characters of the past two decades. Helen Fielding's original book, Bridget Jones's Diary, came out in 1996, and since then, there have been two other titles, including last year's Mad About the Boy, plus two popular film adaptations starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth. With Mr. Darcy himself (as in Firth) turning 54 today, we're taking a look at why his onscreen plus-one is such a perfectly imperfect character. Take a look at why Mr. Darcy is such a dreamboat, then check out all the Gif-worthy ways Bridget Jones is so relatable, including (of course) some of her unforgettable one-liners. »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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Joan Rivers' fans and friends remember her best jokes

4 September 2014 2:26 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Fans and colleagues everywhere were devastated to hear the news on Thursday that Joan Rivers had died at age 81. But, as any true fan of the witty comedienne would know, she wasn’t one for melancholy. (In her statement announcing her mother’s death, daughter Melissa wrote, “I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”) With that in mind, many chose to honor the queen of the pointed zinger with tweets capturing her funniest and most powerful quotes.

 

“People say money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, »

- Kiley Bense

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Renee Zellweger Makes Rare Red Carpet Appearance -- See the Pics!

4 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Renee Zellweger usually keeps a low profile, but check out the "Bridget Jones's Diary" star looking red hot!The 45-year-old actress stepped out on the red carpet on Wednesday to celebrate her friend Carolina Herrera, who was honored with the 2014 Couture Council Award at a luncheon held at Lincoln Center in New York City.The blonde beauty looked stunning in a red Carolina Herrera kimono-sleeve dress, accented with a red leather belt. She paired the elegant ensemble with tri-color Christian Louboutin pumps and a messy top knot. Renee has gotten flack in the past for some rumored plastic surgery, but we think she looks strikingly similar to the way she looked in "Jerry McGuire." So, what's next for her? Zellweger is currently filming "The Whole Truth" and is set to reprise her role as Bridget Jones in a third movie. What do you think of her latest red carpet look? »

- tooFab Staff

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Taylor Swift Channels Renée Zellweger's Chicago Glam with Shake It Off at VMAs

24 August 2014 7:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

There's someone Taylor Swift couldn't quite seem to shake off at the MTV Video Music Awards: Renée Zellweger. The music superstar seemingly channeled the actress Sunday night when she unveiled the first live performance of her new retro-inspired single "Shake It Off". The déjà vu? Zellweger's toe-tapping performance of "Roxie" from the Oscar-winning 2002 movie Chicago. Swift, 24, busted out onto the stage in a neo-flapper frock that echoed Zellweger's shimmying getup in the film's showstopping number. The double-take didn't stop there: A bevy of tux-clad backup dancers - à la Chicago - then hoofed it up onstage alongside Swift, forming a »

- Alexis L. Loinaz, @alexisloinaz

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Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘Love Is Strange’, ‘Are You Here’, ‘To Be Takei’, ‘Winter In The Blood’, ‘The Olivia Experiment’, ‘Expedition To The End Of The World’

21 August 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

There was a time when two veteran straight actors such as John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, taking on the roles of a gay couple and their subsequent travails at married life would have been the tabloid equivalent of shock and awe. It still might raise some eyebrows, but Ira SachsLove Is Strange is a testimony to societal progress in terms of storytelling. Now it will face the box office as the Specialty title platforms this weekend via Sony Classics. A real-life gay marriage takes the spotlight this weekend courtesy of Starz Digital doc To Be Takei about the multi-faceted actor/activist and social media talent who is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu in TV’s original Star Trek. It will be joined by Millennium Entertainment’s Are You Here with Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler which will open day and date by Mad Men writer Matthew Weiner. »

- Brian Brooks

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Matthew Weiner On Directing His 2nd Film: “Everyone Always Knew This Was An Independent Film”

19 August 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After several cast changes and an eight-year journey to the screen, Matthew Weiner’s feature directorial Are You Here finally made its Hollywood premiere last night at the Arclight on Sunset Blvd. This Friday, Millennium Entertainment will unspool the film, which stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler, in limited theaters as well as on DVD.

“Like most of what I do, this is a genre-less film,” Weiner told the audience before the projector rolled, “Laugh where you want to laugh.”

Despite his reputation for creating the monumental, award-winning period TV drama  Mad Men, Weiner’s uphill battle to get Are You Here made further underscores the challenges of getting adult feature dramas off the ground.  With its comedic star wattage cast and a set-up that involves a crazed stoner (Galifianakis) inheriting a farm after his father’s death with his weatherman philandering friend along for the ride (Wilson »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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Keanu Reeves is heading to television - and so is 'The Devil's Advocate'

18 August 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Keanu Reeves is the latest movie star to set his sights on the small screen. The "47 Ronin" star is taking on his first major TV role with an adaptation of Barry Eisler's bestselling "Rain" book series, distributor and executive-producer Slingshot Global Media announced today. Reeves will produce and star in the project, a "globetrotting action drama" series centering on John Rain, a half-Japanese, half-American assassin who specializes in executing hits that make death look accidental. Unsurprisingly, Rain's chosen profession also serves as a barrier to forming close personal connections - a tension that will undoubtedly serve as a thematic crux of the new series. “As a huge fan of Barry’s work, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring his iconic character and incredible world to life,” said Reeves in a statement.  “I’m looking forward to partnering with Slingshot on my first series, and reteaming with [producers] Chad »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Watch The New Trailer For Beyond The Lights – Stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Nate Parker

8 August 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The first trailer is here for Beyond The Lights.The new romantic drama was written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Nate Parker, Minnie Driver, Colson “Mgk” Baker and Danny Glover.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is starring in the upcoming thriller The Whole Truth – 2015 (directed by Courtney Hunt, written by Nicholas Kazan) with Keanu Reeves, Gabriel Basso, Renée Zellweger and Jim Belushi.

Nate Parker can be seen now in director Jesse Zwick’s About Alex.

Beyond The Lights is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail.

Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their »

- Michelle McCue

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Chain Saw Massacre and Eaten Alive Actress Dead at 64

7 August 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ actress Marilyn Burns dead at 64 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre actress Marilyn Burns, the one cast member who manages to survive Leatherface in Tobe Hooper’s low-budget 1974 horror cult classic, was found dead on Tuesday, August 4, 2014, at her home in the Houston area. According to her manager, "she was found unresponsive by a family member." The cause of death remains unclear. Burns (born on July 5, 1950, in Erie, Pennsylvania) was 64. The Houston-raised Marilyn Burns began appearing in films in the early ’70s. She had a bit part in Robert Altman’s Houston-filmed Brewster McCloud (1970), starring Bud Cort, Sally Kellerman, and Shelley Duvall, and was later cast in a supporting role in Sidney Lumet’s Austin-shot 1974 drama Lovin’ Molly; however, Burns was ultimately replaced by Susan Sarandon, reportedly remaining in the production as a stand-in for both Sarandon and Blythe Danner. Also in 1974, Marilyn Burns landed the »

- Andre Soares

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Why Hollywood Shouldn’t Give Up on the Romantic Comedy

5 August 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In summers past, Hollywood used to give audiences a break from all the action-packed sequels targeted to teenage boys. Usually, that came in the form of counterprogramming known as the romantic comedy. For most of the late ’90s, Julia Roberts carried the genre: she opened 1997’s “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” which grossed nearly $300 million worldwide, against the disastrous “Batman and Robin.” She was also the star of such summertime hits as 1999’s “Notting Hill” ($364 million worldwide), “Runaway Bride” ($309 million) and 2001’s “America’s Sweethearts” ($138 million), which marked the end of her reign as the queen of romantic comedies.

One of the reasons that the summer of 2014 has been so catastrophic, with box office grosses down 18 percent, is the glut of indistinguishable product. Every movie, from “Transformers 4” to “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” feels like a photocopy of something that came before it. But the biggest profit margins aren’t »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Popsugar Shout Out: Get Nostalgic With the Pop Rocks Margarita

27 July 2014 11:50 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

This '90s throwback cocktail will sizzle your taste buds - Food The sexy, silly things the Vampire Diaries cast said at Comic-Con - Entertainment 11 rules all aunts and uncles should follow - Moms Five reasons to wear a crop top to the office this week - Fashion Hilary Duff's son dances to her new song, and it's adorable - Celebrity & News Who knew? Renée Zellweger lives on a $1.6 million farm! - Home 19 cool uses for coconut oil - Smart Living Flat-Belly Challenge: Fire-building yoga and a protein-packed dinner - Fitness How strong is your reading addiction? - Love & Sex 56 Comic-Con costumes you need to see to believe - Tech Seven ways Naya Rivera is the next Kim Kardashian - Beauty Video: The chef's guide to fast food - Food Photo: Brinton Parker »

- Nick Maslow

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Popsugar Shout Out: Get Nostalgic With the Pop Rocks Margarita

27 July 2014 11:50 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

This '90s throwback cocktail will sizzle your taste buds - Food The sexy, silly things the Vampire Diaries cast said at Comic-Con - Entertainment 11 rules all aunts and uncles should follow - Moms Five reasons to wear a crop top to the office this week - Fashion Hilary Duff's son dances to her new song, and it's adorable - Celebrity & News Who knew? Renée Zellweger lives on a $1.6 million farm! - Home 19 cool uses for coconut oil - Smart Living Flat-Belly Challenge: Fire-building yoga and a protein-packed dinner - Fitness How strong is your reading addiction? - Love & Sex 56 Comic-Con costumes you need to see to believe - Tech Seven ways Naya Rivera is the next Kim Kardashian - Beauty Video: The chef's guide to fast food - Food Photo: Brinton Parker »

- Nick Maslow

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“Hey, Glad You Won But…”: Top 10 Nominees Deprived of Oscar Gold in Favor of Another Contender

19 July 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The knock on the Academy Awards throughout the years always seem to be how certain actors, directors and films are snubbed in favor of other chosen nominations. Sometimes the justification for these overlooked selections in performances and motion pictures are warranted. Many will agree that a lot of injustices have been committed based on how some Oscar-worthy selections were slighted.

Has anyone ever considered the equal possibilities of omission when one Oscar nominee wins the  golden statuette over another nominee that one thought was more deserving for the victory? There have been numerous instances when observers who have witnessed an Oscar win thought that their competitor should have received it instead. It is only human nature to have an opinion as to feel who should have claimed Oscar gold as opposed to the fellow nominee that actually accomplished the goal.

Let us look at the top ten instances where it »

- Frank Ochieng

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Interview: Director Richard Linklater Kept Going Back to ‘Boyhood’

16 July 2014 3:23 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Director Richard Linklater is a great American storyteller. In 2002, he embarked on a filmmaking journey that would be twelve years long, and conceived a fictional tale of a boy as he ages from age six to 18. Using the same actors over all those years, the result is the epic and philosophical “Boyhood.”

The power of “Boyhood” is embraced by the boy’s life cycle – portrayed by Ellar Coltrane through the ages. The ups and downs of his short but eventful existence is experienced as he grows during the 12 years. The basis for his perspective is forged through the difficulties of his estranged parents, two stepfathers and his mother’s dogged determination to keep everything together for him and his sister (portrayed by Richard Linklater’s daughter, Lorelei). Patricia Arquette (Mom) and the venerable Linklater collaborator Ethan Hawke (Dad) are around for the whole ride, and there is a poignancy »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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EOne Goes Toe to Toe With Hollywood Majors in U.K.

15 July 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Entertainment One is well-placed to retain its position as the U.K.’s top independent distributor after a strong first half of the year, and a muscular slate for the remaining months. But, as Alex Hamilton, managing director, eOne Films U.K., tells Variety, the company has aspirations to be considered on a par with the Hollywood majors.

EOne has been the top indie in the U.K. for three of the past four years, and last year finished ahead of two studios, Sony and Paramount, with its box office totaling more than £100 million ($171 million) for the first time.

The distrib’s slate for first six months of 2014 included “12 Years a Slave,” which took over $34.3 million at the U.K. box office, “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Divergent.”

Upcoming pics for 2014 include Daniel Radcliffe starrer “What If,” David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and Jake Gyllenhaal starrer “Nightcrawler.” 2015 will »

- Leo Barraclough

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Casting Net: Rachel Weisz may join Michael Fassbender in period drama

10 July 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardner) may join Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave) in Dreamworks’ The Light Between Oceans based on the M.L. Stedman novel. Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) is directing the film about a lighthouse keeper and his wife who raise 2-month-old baby after finding it in a rowboat next to a dead body. [The Wrap]

• Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson will star in Forever, Interrupted, another book-to-film adaptation. The debut novel from Taylor Jenkins Reid tells the story of a young woman who forms a relationship with the mother she never knew after her whirlwind marriage is cut short. »

- Jake Perlman

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Kate Beckinsale in The Disappointments Room for D.J. Caruso; Jim Belushi Tells The Whole Truth; Dakota Johnson Is Forever, Interrupted

10 July 2014 3:35 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's a bit more casting news for you to enjoy: Kate Beckinsale will star in the psychological thriller The Disappointments Room for director D.J. Caruso. Jim Belushi has joined Courtney Hunt's courtroom drama The Whole Truth starring Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Gabriel Basso. Dakota Johnson is attached to star in Forever, Interrupted, an adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel. Hit the jump for more on each casting announcement. First up from Deadline is the news that Relativity will fully finance The Disappointments Room starring Beckinsale.  Caruso did the most recent draft of the script, which was inspired by a true event and tells the story of one family’s terror-filled encounter within their own home. Dana (Beckinsale) and David, together with their 5-year-old son Jeremy, are looking for a fresh start.  They move into their dream house, a beautiful old rural home, where they soon discover »

- Dave Trumbore

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Jim Belushi joins The Whole Truth

10 July 2014 2:23 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jim Belushi will join Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger on the cast of Courtney Hunt’s The Whole Truth, which has begun production this week in New Orleans. FilmNation handles international sales.

Also starring in the courtroom drama are Gugu Mbatha-Raw from Belle and Super 8’s Gabriel Basso.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Jim Belushi and am excited to bring out a side of him audiences haven’t seen before,” said Hunt, who earned an Oscar-nomination for her 2009 screenplay for Frozen River.

Reeves stars in The Whole Truth as a defence attorney facing a seemingly hopeless case as he strives to get his 17-year-old client acquitted of murder.

Basso will play the defendant, while Mbatha-Raw portrays a young attorney and Belushi and Zellweger are the accused’s parents.

“I’m drawn to stories that are as complex as reality and I gravitate towards actors capable of multi-layered performances who reveal the chaos and truth »

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Jim Belushi joins courtroom drama The Whole Truth

10 July 2014 12:57 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jim Belushi has been cast in The Whole Truth.

The K-9 star will join Keanu Reeves and Renée Zellweger in Courtney Hunt's courtroom drama.

Reeves will star as defence attorney Richard Ramsay, who is hired to defend a 17-year-old accused of murder.

The case against him looks impossible, and the defendant has not spoken since the crime.

Ramsay enlists the help of a young lawyer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) to find the truth of what happened on that day.

Zellweger and Belushi will play the defendant's parents. Gabriel Basso is also appearing in the film.

Belushi will next be seen in A Change of Heart and North of Hell.

The Whole Truth is yet to announce a release date. »

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