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Prince Fielder Knew people were gonna have a strong opinion when he stripped down butt-naked and posed for the Espn "Body" issue ... and now, Cuba Gooding Jr. has delivered. Cuba -- who just revealed he's got a role in Ben Stiller's new show "Big Time In Hollywood, Fl" -- took his first peek at the nude Texas Rangers big man while in L.A. yesterday. He laughed ... he joked ... he compared Prince's physique to "two midgets. »
- TMZ Staff
On July 8, J.K. Rowling released a short, short story about grown-up Harry Potter and the Sequel She Swore She’d Never Write, and over in the magical land of central Florida, the Harry Potter theme park’s Diagon Alley expansion is entertaining six-hour lines on opening day. So apparently, it’s Harry Potter day, and to celebrate this completely random occasion, I’ve decided to do something equally arbitrary and sort a bunch of celebrities into the four houses of Hogwarts. Why? Art needs no reason.
First, the criteria. The Hogwarts houses are divided based on traits: Slytherins are cunning, »
- Marc Snetiker
The contradiction in film criticism certainly does not go unnoticed. Sure, there are countless films that are praised and applauded for its excellence in quality and creativity. Unfortunately, the overlooked cinema fare that deserves just as much attention (more so than some of the recognized critically-acclaimed selections on an impressive selection of critics’ and moviegoers’ radars) get lost in the proverbial shuffle. It is simply the professional hazard of the movie industry because not every well-received and standout gem will get its rightful due come major awards season in Hollywood.
Just how many times have we as movie reviewers and/or movie fans become indignant when we realized that the special piece of entertainment we personally and critically cherished came up short and empty in expectations? Again, every smart kid in the classroom cannot get a gold star as we remain a competitive society in the world of celluloid superiority. »
- Frank Ochieng
Plenty of people – especially those dismayed by the continued dearth of women who occupy Hollywood power seats – want Melissa McCarthy to continue to prove herself to be the female equal of such bankable male laugh-getters as Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell both onscreen and behind the scenes. She has already steamrolled over such rom-com princesses as Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz as cinema’s top-banana funny lady after last year’s top-20 box-office hits “The Heat” and “Identity Thief.” But “Tammy,” her first film as a solo headliner (with an assist from scene-stealer Susan Sarandon) that offers an uncommon opportunity for a comic actress to flex her multi-hyphenate muscles as star, co-writer and co-producer (with hubby Ben Falcone directing), is causing even her most zealous supporters concern. “Tammy,” a bumpy road-trip adventure with too few belly laughs that reduces the usually large-and-in-charge McCarthy to small-town sad-sack status, »
- Susan Wloszczyna
The sun set on Californication last night, after seven years of drug orgies and actual orgies. And finally, David Duchovny's character – the Bukowskian author Hank Moody, who took part in hilarious Dionysian fetes that would've made even Fellini wince – has gotten the bittersweet ending he deserved.
From his evolution as a well-intentioned screw-up, unwittingly entwined in an affair with a 16-year-old as he tried to win over his baby-mama Karen in Season One, to (spoiler) navigating a relationship with »
As if people need another reason to think twice about online dating, the pitch-black cautionary satire “Alleluia” updates the classic “lonelyhearts” case of Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck — who targeted single ladies via personal ads, then moved in and stole their money — to the modern era. Reuniting with director Fabrice Du Welz after 2004′s “Calvaire,” Laurent Lucas astonishingly allows the Belgian suspense-meister to obliterate whatever leading-man prospects he had left, pairing up with Spanish actress Lola Duenas to form the world’s creepiest couple. Picked up by Music Box a month after its Cannes bow, this shield-your-eyes thriller has plenty of time to build its cult profile on the genre-fest circuit.
Adopting a darker, more squirm-inducing style than the 1969 low-budget cult classic “The Honeymoon Killers” (which was very nearly one of Martin Scorsese’s first directing credits), Du Welz treats this retelling of Fernandez and Beck’s killing spree as an exercise in audience discomfort, »
- Peter Debruge
If you should have the good fortune to visit Sicily in June, the last thing you want to do is sit inside and watch movies. That’s just as well for the Taormina Film Festival, since half the movies are shown outdoors in the Teatro Antico, and the other half no one wants to see anyway.
Taormina is the first film festival I’ve attended where film seems to be the least important thing going on. Three years ago, the event was on the brink of bankruptcy when Tiziana Rocca took the reins and rescued it. One thing I’ve learned about Southern Italy this week: When life gives them lemons, they make limoncello.
A publicity maven from Rome, Rocca instinctively understood that glamour would be the way to bring attention back to Taormina. And so, for eight nights in the middle of June, the city becomes the backdrop for starry awards shows, »
- Peter Debruge
In a recent interview with BuzzFeed, "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe was asked if there were any film franchise he'd like to join next, what would they be?
He quickly responded: "Batman. If they reboot that again I'll do that too. It's happening, isn't it? With Ben Affleck. I could be Robin, I'm perfect." Could the boy who lived one day be the boy wonder?
Speaking at the Taormina Festival in Sicily the other day, Stiller sadly had bad news for fans. He tells THR: "The film's been discussed and in some way in the works for 10 years. But there are no plans to start production any time soon." »
- Garth Franklin
Director Ridley Scott is working on a "Prometheus" sequel, which is set to hit theaters on March 4th, 2016. And while Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace will return, it will be difficult to bring back any other actors from the first film. In a new interview, however, Guy Pearce expressed interested in reprising his role as Peter Weyland. "I'd love to go back and play that character again," he said. "I think it's possible. Who knows? When you look at science fiction and the ways things can develop -- technologically speaking -- anything's possible, really, isn't it?" Meanwhile, Ben Stiller gave an update on his "Zoolander" sequel, which has been in the works for years. "I can't say that it's actually a reality yet, but I hope some day it is," he explained. "The film's been discussed and in some way in the works for 10 years. But there are no plans »
Every subculture, niche market, and fringe topic, no matter how minor and specific, will eventually get its own movie. This is something I firmly believe. Bike messengers have “Premium Rush,” food trucks recently got “Chef,” and then there is dodgeball, ping-pong, paintball, and damn near everything else you can imagine. Personally, I’m waiting for a movie about an over-30 co-ed kickball team, and considering that Andrew Disney’s “Intramural” takes on the no-stakes world of college recreational flag football, we’re not too far off. Despite a ridiculous premise, as well as some shortcomings typically associated with low-budget movies, “Intramural” is a goddamn blast. To compare it to the Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn joint “Dodgeball” is not any kind of stretch because they’re basically the exact same movie. No joke, there’s even a crotchety coach in a wheelchair. It’s all supposed to poke fun at all the clichés of sports movies, »
- Brent McKnight
Those of you who’ve been spending the last thirteen years perfecting your Blue Steel look for Derek Zoolander’s return to the big screen will have to wait a bit longer to show it off, because it doesn’t look like the long-gestating sequel’s coming anytime soon, if at all. The last we heard about Zoolander 2 was two years ago, and despite Ben Stiller’s desire to return to the dangerous world of male modelling, no real progress has been made on the follow-up since then.
On Thursday, Stiller was honored by the Taormina Film Festival, and participated in a Q&A master-class afterwards. Fans couldn’t help asking about the Zoolander sequel, which has supposedly been in the works for about a decade. According to Stiller, the script is undergoing a rewrite at his production company, Red Hour Films, and while the film isn’t a reality yet, »
- James Garcia
While he confirmed that the project remains in the works, Stiller told fans at the Taormina Film Festival (via The Hollywood Reporter) that production is still some way off.
"The film's been discussed and in some way in the works for 10 years," he said.
The director-star added: "But there are no plans to start production any time soon."
He later denied reports that he approached Lady Gaga for a role in the sequel.
Watch a trailer for Zoolander below: »
A new trailer has come online for Hector and the Search for Happiness, with Simon Pegg taking the title role as Hector, a psychiatrist who decides to break out of his safe life and travel the world, so he can discover what happiness truly is and relate that back to his patients. I couldn't shake comparisons to Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, minus the quirky visuals, while I was watching this, but there is a charm and humour (the China joke is especially inspired) that make it stand out on its own, and Pegg has proved time and again that he is endlessly watchable. Released: 15th August (Irl/U.K.)/ 19th September (U.S.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The film, which sees Pegg’s titular Hector leave his job, wife and life behind in the search for true happiness, does have quite a familiar feel to it, for when you view the trailer, you may think you are watching one for Ben Stiller’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, as the images and story looks bizarrely similar.
Co-starring Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher), Toni Collette (A Long Way Down), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Stellan Skarsgard (Thor: The Dark World) and Jean Reno (Leon), and directed by Peter Chelsom (Serendipity), Hector… debuts on August 15th in the UK, with a Us release to follow in September.
The post Trailer released for Hector and the Search for Happiness appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Scott Davis
Ben Stiller gave a much-needed update on Zoolander 2 at the Taormina Festival in Sicily. He was there to host one of the Master Class events at Taormina's PalaCongressi and also received career honors on Thursday evening at the 2,700-year-old Teatro Antico.
THR caught up with the comedian at his Master Class, were Derek Zoolander himself relayed the bad news.
"The film's been discussed and in some way in the works for 10 years. But there are no plans to start production any time soon."
We last heard about the project all the way back in October of 2011, when Owen Wilson gave an update on his character, rival model turned friend Hansel.
"Hansel, he's fallen on hard times. There's been a disfiguring injury. »
Ben Stiller hasn’t forgotten about Zoolander 2. Also after the jump: Vin Diesel remembers his late Fast & Furious 7 co-star Guy Pearce wants to come back for Prometheus 2 Several prominent Randians will cameo in Atlas Shrugged A Transformers producer says it’s early for trilogy talk Rosario Dawson employs her feminine wiles in a Sin City scene Koba gets […]
- Angie Han
Now what would the medical profession be like without the dependable skills of nursing in cinema? Sure, the doctors get their lion’s share of representation in the movies but what about the nurses that serve them? What is so interesting about the portrayal of nurses in film is that they can be characterized beyond the compassionate medical maidens that the public associates them with on a whim. Motion pictures allow for big screen nurses to show some complexity beyond loving bedside manners and juggling bedpans. Cinematic nurses can be caring, comical, crazed, confused or corrupt.
Whatever the complication or consideration of these celluloid servers of health care rest assure that they are a glorified bunch in their devotion to the medical field. Whether flawed or favorable we will take a look at some of the top-notch nurses in film as cited in The Healthy Helpers: The Top 10 Movie Nurses. »
- Frank Ochieng
Ben Stiller has made a lot of good movies during his nearly three decade career as an actor, writer and director. If we.re being honest, quite a few of them are better than Zoolander, but thanks to its goofy charm and flat out ridiculousness, that.s the film many of his fans care about most. As such, there.s been a steady stream of conjecture, rumors and hopes related to a potential sequel for the past decade, most of which were not fueled nor addressed by Ben Stiller. Fortunately, he finally decided to speak on the record this week, and well, it.s not the best news for hardcore fans who want more. Ben Stiller was giving a Master Class at the Taormina Film Festival yesterday when he opened up the floor for questions. Of course, he was hit with some weird requests related to autographs, pictures and even »
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- Brittney Stephens
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- Maggie Pehanick
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