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Louis Leterrier’s Now You See Me is currently open in the Us, and opens in the UK on July 3rd. It stars Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher and Woody Harrelson as a team of magicians that perform in Las Vegas, wowing audiences whilst simultaneously robbing banks, sharing the proceeds with their audience. Whilst there have been numerous movies about witches, wizards and other fantasy magicians, there have been surprisingly few set around theatrical magicians.
Now You See Me isn’t the year’s first, though. Oz: The Great and Powerful featured Oz as a shady stage magician who had to use these skills to defeat an evil witch. There was more stage magic in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, a comedy telling the story of a duo of performing magicians who have a falling out. Whilst originally the tricks involved were going to be outrageous, impossible stunts, in the end David Copperfield »
- Barry Steele
Courteney Cox's 49th birthday celebrations in La over the weekend were a star-studded affair. She was joined by her famous pals, Isla Fisher, Busy Philipps, Laura Dern, and Jennifer Meyer, who is Tobey Maguire's wife, for festivities at Giorgio Baldi restaurant. Courteney took to her Twitter account to document the fun surrounding the special occasion, which would not be complete without her daughter, Coco Arquette. She shared a photo of herself and her daughter during the party writing, "Every birthday is perfect with my favorite girl." Courteney also shared a group shot of pregnant Busy, Isla, Lauren, and Jennifer with the caption, "Dancin with my girls." Busy sent her wishes on Twitter too writing, "Happy Birthday to Courteney Cox! One of the greatest ladies I know!" Source: Twitter user CourteneyCox View Slideshow › »
- Meghan Rooney
Happy birthday Courteney Cox! The Cougar Town actress celebrated her 49th birthday in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday at restaurant Giorgio Baldi with a little help from her famous friends and 9-year-old daughter, Coco Arquette. Cox shared a photo with Coco, whose father is Cox's ex-husband David Arquette, on Twitter, writing "Every birthday is perfect with my favorite girl." Joined by Busy Philipps, Cox's Cougar Town costar, Laura Dern, Tobey Maguire's jewelry designer wife Jennifer Meyer and Isla Fisher, Cox Tweeted, "Dancin with my girls." Philipps - who is expecting her second daughter with husband Marc Silverstein this month »
- Maggie Coughlan
Now that the much anticipated Arrested Development season 4 has been released and digested in varied paces by the viewing public, it’s time to look at the 15 episodes as a whole.
While Netflix doesn’t release numbers, one has to imagine quite a few people tuned into their computers and TVs, all waiting to see what the return of the Bluth family would bring. Were they happy? Or disappointed? Probably a little bit of both.
Let’s go ahead and look at what the high, and inevitable low, points of this fourth season were... Report Card style!
Best Episode: To pick one episode is difficult because of the way the season was engineered, but if I absolutely had to, I’d go with Buster’s episode, "Off The Hook." It was the perfect blend of old school Arrested Development ridiculousness and the new storytelling they had to go with to accommodate everyone’s schedules. »
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TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will present the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks, a star-studded special celebrating the comedy legend. The highest honor for a career in the movies, the American Film Institute bestowed the honor on Brooks during a black-tie gala held in Hollywood on June 6. Many of Hollywood’s most revered luminaries turned out for the tribute, which will premiere on Saturday, June 15, at 9 p.m.(Et/Pt) and encore on TCM Wednesday, July 24, at 8 p.m. (Et) as part of an all-night tribute to Brooks.
Among the more than 1,000 guests gathered for Brooks were Conan O’Brien, Judd Apatow, Jon Avnet, Roger Bart, Richard Benjamin, James L Brooks, Billy Crystal, Sasha Baron Cohen, Stuart Cornfeld, Bob Daly, Larry David, Robert De Niro, Eugenio Derbez, Carey Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis, Teri Garr, Vince Gilligan, Marshall Herskovitz, Dustin Hoffman, »
- Melissa Thompson
Feature Gem Wheeler 12 Jun 2013 - 07:00
Gem argues that in many ways, Arrested Development's fourth season is the show at its very best...
This article contains spoilers for the fourth season of Arrested Development.
It was always going to divide opinion. Let's face it, classic sitcoms aren't revived every day, and the build-up to Arrested Development's return from TV limbo fostered ridiculously high expectations. No showrunner could ever hope to please all of the fans, all of the time. Unsurprisingly, reviews have been mixed. Some praised the continuing audacity of Ad's plotting, the multi-layered references and the depth of the characterisation. Others criticised the immoderate length of some episodes, while lamenting the absence of several key cast members for long stretches.
Yet for all that, Arrested Development's fourth season was perhaps its most accomplished to date. Okay, some elements didn't quite work. Yes, the longer episode length proved to be problematic. »
Now You See Me, 2013.
Directed by Louis Leterrier.
An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
A mysterious figure brings together four of the best street magicians (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco). Jump a year later and they are now the Four Horsemen, one of the most popular illusionist acts around. During one of their shows in Vegas they use one of their illusions to actually rob a bank. This brings in FBI agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol detective Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent) to find out just how they were able to pull this off. Even with the help of former magician Thaddeus Bradley »
- Flickering Myth
I love talking to Dave Franco and Isla Fisher. I met them 3 weeks ago in New Orleans for the press junket of .Now You See Me. but when Summit asked me if I want to interview them again, this time via satellite, I immediately said yes! Of course! I had a great time talking to them before and now I want to ask them about the positive reception that .Now You See Me. has been receiving. Heck, it even beat the King of Summer himself, Will Smith.s .After Earth.. (video below)
If you haven.t seen .Now You See Me. yet, Franco and Fisher are members of the Four Horsemen . a group of magicians who steal from the rich to give to the poor. Franco plays a card expert while Fisher is an escape artist. Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine co-star.
In this interview, »
Amy Poehler and new boyfriend Nick Kroll made their first public debut when they attended AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award tribute to Mel Brooks in Hollywood yesterday. The two stars have reportedly been dating since April, but they have been friends for years before they got romantic. Amy and Nick met at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and Nick recently admitted that he always had a crush on her, saying, "There are people you have crushes on because they’re physically attractive, and there are people you just have comedy crushes on, and they’re constantly intersecting. I had comedy crushes on men and women at [Ucb]. And I think it’s fair to say that everyone who meets Amy has a crush on her." Amy and Nick weren't the only funny couple at the bash, which included an appearance by Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher, who recently costarred with Amy's ex-husband, »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Film: "Now You See Me"; Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Melanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Michael Kelly; Director: Louis Leterrier; Rating: **1/2
This star-filled ensemble is director Louis Leterrier's attempt to pull the rabbit out of the hat.
With an alluring premise, "Now You See Me" is about four talented, but down on their luck magicians. They are; a haughty street illusionist - J. Daniel Atlas (Jessie Eisenberg), an escape artist - Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), a disgraced hypnotist - Merrit McKinney (Woody Harrelson), and a pick-pocket cum lock opener - Jack Wilder (Dave Franco).
An inexplicable appearance of tarot cards in each one's hands, leads. »
- Leon David
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
Beginning with this trailer back in February, I’ve hated the marketing for The Internship. It looks like an unfunny Google ad that hopes everybody still really likes the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson pairing. To be fair, this film does have an appealing cast on paper. I like Vaughn and Wilson, and there’s a funny film to be made with them, John Goodman, Rose Byrne, Josh Gad, Aasif Mandvi, and the rest. I’m just not feeling good about this being it.
Still, maybe The Internship will be much better than the trailers and TV spots have made it seem. That’s something we can find out this weekend. Right now I want to stop with the speculation and instead look back on some of my favorite recent comedies and their awesome casts. I stuck to films whose main goal is »
- Shane T. Nier
Los Angeles, June 6: After spending more than a decade in Hollywood, actress Isla Fisher is trying her hands at writing a script. She is creating a thriller with her mother.
The 37-year-old actress' mother, Elspeth Reid, had helped her publish two novels "Bewitched" and "Seduced by Fame" when she was 18-year-old, reports contactmusic.com.
She said: "My mum and I have actually been writing a script for a thriller together. It's really fun. She doesn't understand the rules of screenwriting, so I'm often like, 'What?! Mum, you can't kill off the protagonist on page 10!' She breaks all the rules, which makes it original at least.. »
- Arun Pandit
Now playing in theaters is director Louis Leterrier’s (The Incredible Hulk) magician-centered thriller Now You See Me. For those unfamiliar with the story, it follows an FBI squad on the heels of a team of bank-robbing magicians who share their profits with the audience. The pic boasts an impressive ensemble cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Melanie Laurent, and Morgan Freeman. For more on the film, watch six clips and check out all of our previous coverage. During my interview Woody Harrelson, he talked about how much fun he had making Now You See Me, what he learned about magic (including performing a magic trick on camera!), what it was like working for Leterrier and his always moving camera, and more. In addition, he also talked about Out of the Furnace, and his upcoming HBO detective show with Matthew McConaughey. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Now that America has had time to absorb the new season of Arrested Development (and catch up on some sleep), series creator/executive producer Mitchell Hurwitz (him?) spoke to reporters on a conference call today about the 15 episodes released on Netflix, the future of the franchise, and more. The highlights:
• Hurwitz said that a variety of mediums could have been — and can be used — for continuing the saga of the Bluths: “Give us the canvas and let’s see what we come up with. If it were a movie canvas, we would absolutely tailor to that, but the life of »
- Dan Snierson
Who's excited to see Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in this week's new release, The Internship? If you answered yes, it's likely you've seen the already-classic comedy Wedding Crashers. There are so many great lines from the movie that introduced many of us to Bradley Cooper and Isla Fisher. I've got three quotes to start you out with, so read mine and then add yours to the comments! "I got a stage five clinger." - Jeremy "You shut your mouth when you're talking to me!" - Mrs. Kroeger "You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts." - John »
- Maggie Pehanick
Justin Theroux tapped to star in new HBO show - Et Online Has Miley Cyrus severed all ties with Disney? - HuffPost Celebrity Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries finalize divorce - People Jada Pinkett Smith on the only way she'd "abandon" husband Will - Us Weekly How child stars are reacting to Amanda Bynes - The Daily Beast Why Jessica Biel fired her management company - Lainey Gossip Remembering The Ashlee Simpson Show - BuzzFeed Michael Douglas is taking back his oral sex comments - D-Listed See Isla Fisher's Cosmopolitan cover - JustJared A hilarious Hayden Panettiere photo - Hollywood Tuna Taylor Swift joins the Rolling Stones on stage - Pink Is the New Blog Miranda Kerr shows off her flexibility on live TV - The Superficial »
- Meghan Rooney
It's safe to say Isla Fisher hit a few bumps in the road before she made it big in the Hollywood biz. "I really have had no help," the redheaded beauty reveals in the July issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. before admitting she was once rejected by her then-boyfriend (and current hubby) Sacha Baron Cohen's agent. "In fact, the one time I did ask for help was after my agent in L.A. fired me," she reveals. "I was auditioning for all sorts of things but kept getting told 'no,' so she just fired me! So anyway, I said to Sacha, who was my boyfriend at the time, 'Can you ask your agent if they'll represent me?' And his agent said, 'No way.' It was the only favor I'd »
Stephen Glass reviews Season 4 of Arrested Development....
Seven years of wishing and hoping and begging and praying on the part of innumerable hardcore Arrested Development fans came to an end last Sunday with the simultaneous release of 15 new episodes on Netflix, and early reviews all seem to agree; it’s different, it’s difficult, it’s darker, and it’s just not as funny as the show we know.
Suffice it to say there are points I agree with in these reviews, but as with the show’s first three seasons, your mind isn’t really made up having only watched it for a week. This isn’t to say you wouldn’t love Arrested Development from the pilot onward, but if you do, in all likelihood you’ll love it and laugh with it more and more on repeat viewings. It’s home viewing and reviewing on DVD which »
- Flickering Myth
Luhrmann's take on the classic F Scott Fitzgerald novel - starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Tobey Maguire - enters the charts in first place with receipts of Au$6.8m, giving it the biggest opening weekend total for any Australian film to date.
Meanwhile, animated family comedy The Croods spends a tenth week on the chart, »
Starring Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, and Woody Harrelson, Now You See Me has surprised everyone at the box office with a much bigger opening weekend than expected. The movie centers around a group of magicians who use their tricks to pull off a major bank heist. David Kwong, head magic consultant for the movie, stopped by our studio to talk about working with the cast and even taught us a special magic trick. Get out your cards and learn with us! »
- Matthew Rodrigues
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