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11 items from 2015

Paddington – The Review

15 January 2015 9:59 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Just what we need, another cute kids’ movie about a lovable, talking animal. Children can’t seem to get enough of these movies, despite how dreadfully awful they usually are, by most adults’ standards. Spy on parents some time while they treat their little ones to these chatty creature films and you’re likely to find most of them struggling to grin and bear the experience. Yeah. See what I did there?

Normally, you’d be hard pressed to find me caught anywhere near one of these movies. There are, of course, always those rare exceptions that lead you to eat that bitter N word… “never.” This is why I try and never say never about a film, unless its in the title. Paddington (2014) is a family-friendly film, and by that I mean its friendly for the entire family, children and adults. The film is based upon the beloved books by author Michael Bond, »

- Travis Keune

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Angora Sweaters and Scissorhands: Ranking the Films of Tim Burton

13 January 2015 9:05 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Tim Burton is perhaps one of the most unique and exciting filmmakers working today. With a vision inspired by classic horror and a dry wit, his films are often fiercely entertaining and endlessly clever. Of course, that’s not to say that there aren’t dark spots on his filmography. Like every filmmaker he’s had his missteps but even when the movies don’t quite work Burton manages to create films that are visually stunning and artistic. With the recent release of Big Eyes and a possible sequel to Beetlejuice in the works, examining Burton’s work and influence is more important than ever.

17. Planet of the Apes (2001): Even when a Burton film has issues there are usually some redeeming factors (see Darks Shadows’ amazing style) but, oh man, one really has to look hard to find something good in this disaster of a movie. Sure, the makeup »

- Tressa

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Jessica Biel Gets Nailed in First Trailer For ‘Accidental Love’

7 January 2015 12:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

David O. Russell’s protracted film Accidental Love is finally getting released in theatres and you can have a sneak peak at what to expect below and, so you know, it’s not technically his film anymore and goes under the director’s name of Stephen Greene, which may be made up.

The comedic political satire was shot by Russell way back in 2008 before he quit the project in 2010 and before filming his award winning films The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle.

Plagued by production problems, Accidental Love centres upon Alice Eckle (Biel) who is accidentally shot in the head with a nail gun just as her boyfriend Scott (James Marsden) proposes to her. Refused treatment because of her uninsured status, her predicament leads her to Washington DC where she meets clueless senator Howard Birdwell (Jake Gyllenhaal) who takes up her cause for treatment.

Accidental Love opens in »

- Sacha Hall

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Jessica Biel Finds "Accidental Love"

6 January 2015 5:07 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek footage from director David O. Russell's new comedy "Accidental Love", starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhall, James Marsden, Catherine Keener, Tracy Morgan, James Brolin and Paul Reubens:

"...small town waitress (Biel), accidentally gets a nail lodged in her head as her boyfriend (Marsden) attempts his marriage proposal. Her predicament leads her on a journey to Washington DC, where she meets a dashing but clueless congressman (Gyllenhaal), who might be able to help her unusual case.

"Will their blossoming romance survive the cut-throat politics of the Capital in this funny story of what happens when sparks fly and love interferes with what you stand for..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Accidental Love"...


- Michael Stevens

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David O. Russell’s disowned ‘Nailed’, now titled ‘Accidental Love’, gets a trailer

6 January 2015 9:40 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

A woman without health insurance gets a nail stuck in her head and leads a campaign to reform healthcare in America with the help of a clueless politician and her brain-damaged, wacko sexual impulses.

Sounds like a stupid February dump alright. But then you realize that Accidental Love, set to arrive in theaters February 10, was actually originally called Nailed and was directed by none other than David O. Russell.

O. Russell shot Nailed back in 2008 starring Jessica Biel, James Marsden, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Brolin, Tracy Morgan, Paul Reubens and Catherine Keener, but due to numerous production shutdowns, the project was eventually abandoned by O. Russell, but the film has now been salvaged and put out under the director moniker “Stephen Greene,” whomever that is.

Accidental Love will get a VOD release shortly after its theatrical release in February. Watch the trailer below:

The post David O. Russell’s disowned ‘Nailed »

- Brian Welk

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David O. Russell’s Nailed is Now Stephen Greene’s Accidental Love and Has a Spiffy New Trailer

6 January 2015 8:34 AM, PST | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Isn’t it so nice to see troubled productions finally come into existence? Whether it’s hearing about Terry Gilliam getting another chance with one of his projects or gazing at promotional images from a Natalie Portman Western following a cast and crew shakeup, such second chances are like hearing that a friend cleaned up and found religion. Of course, that friend seems like a whole other person now, and that can be a bit problematic for your friendship if you can’t get past that. But if you’re willing to open your mind and heart to them, everything will be hunky dory in no time. With that in mind, I invite you to attempt to go into the upcoming movie Accidental Love without prejudice. Pretend you don’t know anything about it. It looks like a lot of fun. The ensemble cast — consisting of Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Marsden »

- Christopher Campbell

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Trailer for David O. Russell's Accidental Love with Jake Gyllenhaal

6 January 2015 8:05 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A trailer for David O'Russell's wacky political comedy Accidental Love has been released. The movie was previously titled Nailed and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, and James Marsden.

There's a lot of drama surrounding this film production, which was mostly shot back in 2008 before production was shut down due to money issues. There was still one key scene that had to be shot when that happened, and investors tried to get the film back into production for two years before Russell walked away from it in 2010. The director has since removed his name from the project, and it was replaced with the pseudonym Stephen Greene. "Greene" said this about the project in a previous interview:

“The circumstances under which the film would now be completed are much different on several fundamental levels than when we embarked several years ago. I, unfortunately, am no longer involved in the project and cannot call it ‘my’ film. »

- Joey Paur

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'Accidental Love' Trailer Starring Jessica Biel

6 January 2015 6:54 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The trailer and poster have arrived for the romantic political comedy Accidental Love, which is the first 'Alan Smithee' release in quite sometime. Starring heavy hitters Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel, the movie was demeaned so good, director David O. Russell had to change his name to Stephen Greene just so it could be released.

Originally titled Nailed, Accidental Love follows Jessica Biel as Sammy Joyce, a socially awkward small-town receptionist who gets a nail shot into her head by a clumsy workman. This elicits wild sexual urges in the woman, and she soon finds herself on a crusade to Washington. There, she will fight for the rights of the bizarrely injured. She meets an immoral congressman (Jake Gyllenhaal) who takes advantage of her sex drive and capitalizes on her crusade as Joyce heads into her own career in politics.

Most of Accidental Love was filmed in 2008 before production was shut down, »

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Nailed Becomes Accidental Love As Missing David O. Russell Film Gets A Trailer

6 January 2015 6:53 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before there was the internationally acclaimed The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook or American Hustle, there was Nailed – a David O. Russell comedy that has languished in production hell since 2008. Now, effectively disowned by its director, it seems it will finally see the inside of a movie theatre, against all odds, and with the new, less interesting title of Accidental Love.

Starring Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal and James Marsden, and written by Kristin Gore (War Story), Dave Jeser (The Cleveland Show), Matthew Silverstein (Golan The Insatiable) and David O. Russell, the movie takes a swipe at American healthcare provision – setting a romantic comedy amid insurance coverage issues.

“Formerly known as Nailed (David O. Russell), Accidental Love tells the story of a small-town waitress (Biel), who accidentally gets a nail lodged in her head as her boyfriend (Marsden) attempts his marriage proposal. Her predicament leads her on a journey to Washington D. »

- Sarah Myles

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Watch: Trailer for David O. Russell's 'Nailed', Now Titled 'Accidental Love'

5 January 2015 8:47 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Well, this is interesting. Just below is the trailer for Accidental Love, which was formerly known as Politics of Love and before that Nailed, back when David O. Russell was credited as director and co-writer. However, in 2008 production was shut down four times before eventually being shut down for good as financing wasn't coming through and the crew wasn't being paid. Now Millennium is set to release the picture this February under the title Accidental Love with Stephen Greene credited as director. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as Howard Birdwell, a clueless congressman who comes in contact with a small town waitress (Jessica Biel), who accidentally gets a nail lodged in her head as her boyfriend (James Marsden) attempts his marriage proposal. Her predicament leads her on a journey to Washington DC, where she meets Birdwell, who might be able to help her unusual case. Along with Gyllenhaal, Biel and Marsden, »

- Brad Brevet

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Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein Serve Each Other in Epic ’90s Dance-Off on ‘Portlandia’ Premiere (Video)

5 January 2015 7:52 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Before they owned a feminist bookstore together, Candace and Toni were ’90s nightclub dance floor rivals.

The two shoulder-padded “Portlandia” residents, played by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, respectively, will go at it battle-style on a Thursday flashback, when the quirky IFC comedy returns for its fifth season. Peter Giles guest stars on the opener. In a way, so does German music group Snap!, via its “The Power” anthem.

Also Read: ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Not So Colorful Past: A History of Its Diversity (Photos)

Like any good dance floor cat fight, this one starts with mutually inaudible passive-aggressive insults, »

- Tony Maglio

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