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Answers to Nothing Review

8 December 2011 4:43 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Answers to Nothing Directed by: Matthew Leutwyler Starring: Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell and Julie Benz Answers to Nothing wants to be a lot, but it falters in a big way. First, it seems like Crash-lite–which is the biggest problem. Second, it’s an ensemble piece. Ensemble pieces are hard enough to create, and here we have a director working with amateurish storytelling and directing. It might sound harsh, but sadly, it’s true. Writer/ director Matthew Leutwyler wanted to infuse the film with feelings of redemption and guilt, and it ultimately comes off as contrived. All of that together is the recipe for a poor movie — and an even worse »

- justin

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Exclusive: Answers to Nothing Cast Interviews

5 December 2011 4:43 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Director Matthew Leutwyler delivers his most personal movie to date with Answers to Nothing, a drama which takes a look at several intersecting lives in Los Angeles. The filmmaker took the unique approach in basing each character off a personality aspect, while he was reevaluating his own life after going through a divorce. The story follows a therapist (Dane Cook) who grapples with cheating on his wife (Elizabeth Mitchell), an L.A.P.D. detective (Julie Benz) who is certain that a seemingly-innocent suspect (Greg Germann) is guilty of abducting a child, and a TV writer (Kali Hawk) who struggles with her own identity issues. I recently had the chance to sit down with Dane Cook, Julie Benz, and Elizabeth Mitchell to discuss Answers to Nothing, which is currently playing in theaters and is available on VOD formats. Click on the video players below to watch our exclusive cast interviews for Answers to Nothing. »

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Answers To Nothing Movie Review

5 December 2011 6:10 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Answers To Nothing Director: Matthew Leutwyler Starring: Dane Cook, Julie Benz, Elizabeth Mitchell, Barbara Hershey, Zach Gilford, Erik Palladino, Kali Hawk, Aja Volkman, Greg Germann, Miranda Bailey, Mark KellyAnswers To Nothing” is an unfortunately all-too-apt title for director Matthew Leutwyler’s sprawling thematic think piece, which focuses on the hard knocks and self-deception of a disparate group of Los Angelenos. The filmmakers seem to be reaching rather nakedly for early Paul Thomas Anderson territory here, but the copped moves come off less as artful homage and more as the nervous half-formed duplications of a mentee who’s left the nest too soon. While Ryan (Dane Cook) and Kate (Elizabeth Mitchell) try to conceive »

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Stars To Attend Andrea Bocelli Foundation Launch

5 December 2011 5:45 AM, PST | Look to the Stars | See recent Look to the Stars news »

The world’s highest selling solo classical musician, Andrea Bocelli, will launch the Andrea Bocelli Foundation with a star-studded event produced by Jo Champa and Studiomusica and presented by the Grammy Museum Foundation on December 9.

The intimate evening will include dinner and a concert by Andrea Bocelli, accompanied by David Foster, Heather Headley and Anna Maria Martinez along with special appearances to be announced. Also in attendance will be Camille Belle, Julie Benz, Michael Bolton, Pierce Brosnan, Natalie Cole, Kelsey Grammar, Quincy Jones, Rachel Evan Wood and many others.

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation will be a grant making body, aimed at supporting those living in poverty or overcoming barriers caused by illness and disability in order to deliver tangible, real life results. Two types of programs will be supported – those that alleviate poverty, and those that help people overcome barriers caused by illness, or disability. The Foundation will actively seek »

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Exclusive: Julie Benz Talks About Answers To Nothing

4 December 2011 9:27 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Julie Benz has been dead for a couple years now – well, to a lot of people who follow “Dexter” religiously. Thankfully, in real life, the 39-year-old actress has kept busy even after her shocking fourth-season offing from the hit Showtime series, popping up in roles on “Desperate Housewives” and “No Ordinary Family,” amongst other projects. In writer-director Matthew Leutwyler’s new film, “Answers To Nothing,” she plays Frankie, a hard-charging Los Angeles police investigator working to solve a case involving a missing little girl. ShockYa recently had a chance to sit down and talk to Benz one-on-one, about “Answers To Nothing” and the extremely short preparation time she had for the project »

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[Review] Answers to Nothing

4 December 2011 9:07 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

So much happens in Matthew Leutwyler’s Answers to Nothing, but how much is actually relevant? An adulterous husband with a rockstar mistress and lawyer wife, a police detective best friend and her key suspect in a child kidnapping case, a recently graduated police officer and his grade school teacher neighbor, a racist black television writer and the soundboard mixer she meets while walking their dogs, and a recovering alcoholic caring for her brain dead brother all cross paths in Los Angeles. Southern California hides their secrets and opens them up to the tragedy of life and the mistakes made every second of every day. They try so hard to ignore the people around them, but what’s the point of living in a community if society refuses to watch out for each other?

This appears to be the main question Leutwyler and co-writer Gillian Vigman asks. Through the transgressions »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Q&A: Julie Benz on Her 'Dexter' Death and How Stallone Changed Her Life

2 December 2011 11:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Julie Benz always sells it, whether she's playing a hardened cop or the unsuspecting wife of a serial killer. The Pittsburgh native  was an accomplished figure skater until a stress fracture knocked her out of the rink and into acting. She's had numerous TV roles, most memorably as Darla on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," and as Dexter's wife on "Dexter." On the big screen, Benz has not been afraid of exploring her dark side with roles in movies like "Jawbreaker," "Satan's School for Girls," "Saw V," "Punisher: War Zone" and "Rambo."

In director Matthew Leutwyler's ensemble drama "Answers to Nothing," Benz plays a police detective on the hunt for the kidnapper of a young girl. We sat down with the effervescent actress and asked her about her own powers of intuition, how she navigates an increasingly dangerous world, her shocking death on "Dexter" and why she is so passionate about Burma. »

- Robert DeSalvo

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Is Dane Cook quitting stand-up? 'I respect the art form so much,' he says

1 December 2011 4:02 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Dane Cook's latest venture into the acting world is not "Good Luck Chuck" or "Employee of the Month." He's scored the lead in "Answers to Nothing," an ensemble film that also features Julie Benz and Zach Gilford.

Cook tells the Los Angeles Times that he's put the funny fare aside, at least for now -- so don't expect to see him on the stand-up stage any time soon.

"I don't want to say I've retired, but this is an important time to shift my energy into something new," he says. "If I'm going to gonna do stand-up again -- I respect the art form so much, it's glamorous to me -- and if I partake in it again, I want to feel like I'm lending something to it."

As for the gross-out comedies he really shouldn't have chosen to do... Cook admits he was just trying to make a buck. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Friday Night Lights'' Zach Gilford engaged to Kiele Sanchez

30 November 2011 3:52 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

No word yet on whether he popped the question at the Dillon Alamo Freeze, but yes, ladies, "Friday Night Lights" star Zach Gilford is officially off the market... in fictional Fnl-land and in real life.

Sources confirm to Us Weekly that Gilford is engaged to wed girlfriend Kiele Sanchez, who he met in the spring of 2010 when they worked on "The Matadors" pilot together in Chicago. "They are both very happy," the source says of the 29-year-old Dillon Panther and his 34-year-old bride-to-be.

Gilford appears in "Answers to Nothing," a film starring Dane Cook and Julie Benz, which opens this Friday Dec. 2 in theaters. Sanchez last appeared in A&E's "The Glades."

Do the right thing, Kiele. Wear that #7 jersey as your "something blue." Do it for the people. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Q&A with Dane Cook and our thoughts on Matthew Leutwyler's Answers To Nothing

30 November 2011 10:07 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

After watching an online screening on Livestream.com of Dane Cook starrer Answers to Nothing, a Q&A session took place with the star of the drama. It's not the Dane Cook you're used to - a heavy film, playing a man who struggles with his own infidelity. Set against the backdrop of a missing girl case, the film tells interweaving stories of several folks in Los Angeles, from different backgrounds and careers, all trying to do what they believe is the right thing. Answers to Nothing offers one emotions of redemption, love, chance and inner peace, and, although certainly not to everyone's taste, Matthew Leutwyler's film is one worthy of viewing. The solid cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey, Kali Hawk and Aja Volkman, all of which offer strong performances. The most notable performance I believe comes from Miranda Bailey; an actress and producer I honestly hadn't heard of, »

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Q&A with Dane Cook and our thoughts on Matthew Leutwyler's Answers To Nothing

30 November 2011 10:07 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

After watching an online screening on Livestream.com of Dane Cook starrer Answers to Nothing, a Q&A session took place with the star of the drama. It's not the Dane Cook you're used to - a heavy film, playing a man who struggles with his own infidelity. Set against the backdrop of a missing girl case, the film tells interweaving stories of several folks in Los Angeles, from different backgrounds and careers, all trying to do what they believe is the right thing. Answers to Nothing offers one emotions of redemption, love, chance and inner peace, and, although certainly not to everyone's taste, Matthew Leutwyler's film is one worthy of viewing. The solid cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey, Kali Hawk and Aja Volkman, all of which offer strong performances. The most notable performance I believe comes from Miranda Bailey; an actress and producer I honestly hadn't heard of, »

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Q&A with Dane Cook and our thoughts on Matthew Leutwyler's Answers To Nothing

30 November 2011 10:07 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

After watching an online screening on Livestream.com of Dane Cook starrer Answers to Nothing, a Q&A session took place with the star of the drama. It's not the Dane Cook you're used to - a heavy film, playing a man who struggles with his own infidelity. Set against the backdrop of a missing girl case, the film tells interweaving stories of several folks in Los Angeles, from different backgrounds and careers, all trying to do what they believe is the right thing. Answers to Nothing offers one emotions of redemption, love, chance and inner peace, and, although certainly not to everyone's taste, Matthew Leutwyler's film is one worthy of viewing. The solid cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Benz, Barbara Hershey, Kali Hawk and Aja Volkman, all of which offer strong performances. The most notable performance I believe comes from Miranda Bailey; an actress and producer I honestly hadn't heard of, »

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching Wednesday

30 November 2011 4:30 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Wednesday: A really big tree grows in Manhattan, the Shat hits the Psych, Soup‘s on… a new night, and more. With ABC in repeat mode and the CBS dramas riding the pine, we’ve singled out 11 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Survivor: South Pacific (CBS) | Sit down and wrap your brain around this teaser: “A castaway tells a bold lie in hopes of gaining favor with his tribemates.” No, really. A strategic lie. On Survivor!

8 pm Christmas in Rockefeller Center (NBC) | Co-hosted by Today‘s Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie, the 79th annual tree »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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TVLine Items: Regis Plots Primetime Talent Show, Once's Beauty Is Revealed and More!

28 November 2011 12:53 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The just-retired Regis Philbin is already eying his next big gig. Or gigs plural, even,

Speaking with New York Post‘s Page Six, the former Live! co-host announced that he and his team are “contemplating a show that is sort of a talent show…a family competition.” Philbin added that this latest project is “going to be on primetime” when and if it comes to fruition. Reege also says he has been approached about reviving the variety show format.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• As previously reported, Emilie de Ravin will bring Beauty and the Beast »

- Megan Masters

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TNT Greenlights ‘Hornet’s Nest’ To Extend Mystery Movie Series; Sherry Stringfield and Virginia Madsen To Star

28 November 2011 11:53 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

While original TV movies continue to struggle on broadcast TV as evident by the underwhelming ratings for the Hallmark Hall Of Fame film on ABC last night, the genre’s resurgence on basic cable continues. TNT has decided to extend its Mystery Movie Night franchise into the spring, greenlighting today the original movie Hornet’s Nest, an adaptation of the Patricia Cornwall novel that will star Sherry Stringfield and Virginia Madsen. The green light for Hornet’s Nest comes ahead of the debut of the TNT Mystery Movie Night, which features original movies based on popular crime novels. The franchise is set to premiere tomorrow with Scott Turow’s Innocent and continues Wednesday with the Sandra Brown novel Ricochet, starring John Corbett, Julie Benz and Gary Cole. The series will feature six movies this month and in December before returning in the spring with Hornet’s Nest and three other movies to be announced. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Answers To Nothing movie clips

21 November 2011 12:14 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Clips from Answers to Nothing, starring Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell and Julie Benz. The Roadside Attractions' drama helmed by Matthew Leutwyler (Stuck, Unearthed, Dead & Breakfast), opens on December 2nd. Also in the cast of the mystery are Barbara Hershey, Zach Gilford, Eric Palladino and Kali Hawk. Cook stars as a man struggling with his own infidelity in Answers to Nothing, which is set against the backdrop of a missing girl case and tells interweaving stories of several Los Angelenos trying to do the right thing. Amanda Marshall and Sim Sarna produce. »

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Answers To Nothing movie clips

21 November 2011 12:14 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Clips from Answers to Nothing, starring Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell and Julie Benz. The Roadside Attractions' drama helmed by Matthew Leutwyler (Stuck, Unearthed, Dead & Breakfast), opens on December 2nd. Also in the cast of the mystery are Barbara Hershey, Zach Gilford, Eric Palladino and Kali Hawk. Cook stars as a man struggling with his own infidelity in Answers to Nothing, which is set against the backdrop of a missing girl case and tells interweaving stories of several Los Angelenos trying to do the right thing. Amanda Marshall and Sim Sarna produce. »

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Answers To Nothing movie clips

21 November 2011 12:14 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Clips from Answers to Nothing, starring Dane Cook, Elizabeth Mitchell and Julie Benz. The Roadside Attractions' drama helmed by Matthew Leutwyler (Stuck, Unearthed, Dead & Breakfast), opens on December 2nd. Also in the cast of the mystery are Barbara Hershey, Zach Gilford, Eric Palladino and Kali Hawk. Cook stars as a man struggling with his own infidelity in Answers to Nothing, which is set against the backdrop of a missing girl case and tells interweaving stories of several Los Angelenos trying to do the right thing. Amanda Marshall and Sim Sarna produce. »

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Boondock Saints Graphic Novel Launches in Los Angeles

16 November 2011 3:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Troy Duffy and J.B. Love, the writers behind The Boondock Saints' initial foray into comics, will be signing the collected graphic novel edition at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles, and they're bringing David Della Rocco as well!

Troy Duffy's original Boondock Saints film is one of the most successful independent movies of all time, with a fiercely devoted fan base - with nearly 5 million online followers of the franchise. With the hit comic series In Nomine Patris, creator/writer/director Troy Duffy launched the first "Saints" story to take place outside the iconic films. Written by Duffy and comic scribe J.B. Love, the comic series is the perfect companion to the films.

The story masterfully interweaves the events of the The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day with brand new material to reveal the secret history of the original saint, Noah MacManus (Il Duce) as he »

- MovieWeb

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World Series of Boxing Los Angeles Pictures

16 November 2011 5:42 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Chelsie Hightower attends 2011 Boxing World Series of Boxing Los Angeles Matadors vs Astana Arlans.Photo copyright curtis sabir / PR Photos. Chelsie Hightower attends 2011 Boxing World Series of Boxing Los Angeles Matadors vs Astana Arlans.Photo copyright curtis sabir / PR Photos. Julie Benz attends 2011 Boxing World Series of Boxing Los Angeles Matadors vs Astana Arlans.Photo copyright curtis sabir / PR Photos. Julie Benz attends 2011 Boxing World Series of Boxing Los Angeles Matadors vs Astana Arlans.Photo copyright curtis sabir / PR Photos. Chelsie Hightower attends 2011 Boxing World Series of Boxing Los Angeles Matadors vs Astana Arlans.Photo copyright curtis sabir / PR Photos. 11/13/2011 - Evander Holyfield - 2011 Boxing - World Series of Boxing - Los Angeles »

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