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To celebrate the release of The Big Wedding (in cinemas May 29th) HeyUGuys are giving three lucky readers the chance to win a bumper DVD prize pack which includes Magic Mike, Friend’s With Kids, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Dirty Dancing and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
With an all-star cast led by Robert DeNiro (Meet the Fockers, Analyze That), Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses), Diane Keaton (Morning Glory, Annie Hall), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) and Topher Grace (In Good Company), with Susan Sarandon (Shall We Dance) and Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), The Big Wedding is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco.
To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to »
Happy birthday, Stephen Amell! The super hunky Arrow star celebrated turning 32 this week at last night's F--k Cancer event at Bootsy Bellows. Joined by celebs like Topher Grace, Ashley Benson, Zachary Levi, Shane West, Chris Zylka and brother Robbie, Amell was surprised with a delicious birthday cake. Other stars spotted out and about… Tyra Banks, enjoying an intimate dinner with a male pal at Westwood's Napa Valley Grille. Olivia Munn, Sex and the City actor John Corbett, D.L. Hughley and Yvette Nicole Brown taking part in the 6th Annual Television Academy Honors at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Rod Stewart, grabbing a bite to eat at Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West »
If you thought Tobey Maguire's Spidey had it tough in the third instalment of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy going up against the Sandman (Thomas Hayden Church) and Venom (Topher Grace), then Andrew Garfield's wall-crawler looks set to face an even bigger challenge in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
We already know that Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways) are set to tangle with the web-slinger as Electro and Rhino, while Chris Cooper (American Beauty) will portray Norman Osborn. Throw into that the possibility of an evil Harry Osborn (Dane DeHann) and rumours that Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) will portray Black Cat, and the Marc Webb-directed sequel appears to be setting itself up for a supervillain overload. Not so according to screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness), who offered up a few words on the growing roster of villains in the second »
- Flickering Myth
The Internet got pretty excited yesterday when reports surfaced Steve Carell would reprise his role as horrible boss Michael Scott on The Office’s series finale. Many fans are certainly thrilled – the show was obviously at its best in the early seasons when Jim and Pam were getting their flirt on and Carell’s Scott was making you grateful your boss wasn’t that bad. (Can we all just take a moment and remember when he forced Oscar to come out of the closet?) So it was no surprise that as The Office finally closes up shop after nine seasons, »
- Erin Strecker
Two new films, The Big Wedding and The Way, Way Back, come at the friction of family life in different ways – but only one of them handles the generation gap with maturity
This is a detail from the poster for The Big Wedding, a family comedy that came out in the Us last Friday and is released in the UK at the end of the month (click the magnifying glass for the whole thing).
Chances are that at least two people up there are some of the stars you cherish dearest, so I'll try not to dwell, but the fact is that The Big Wedding has not gone down well in the States. It currently has a 6% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes (though, on the upside, 93% of their readers still want to see it).
Its flaws are, curiously, somehow distilled on the poster. Watching it, you sense some sort of disconnect between the cast, »
- Catherine Shoard
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.
General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Jeff Labrecque
Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.
Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations
Outstanding Drama Series
Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer
Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer
Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer
Days of Our Lives, NBC
Ken Corday, Executive Producer
Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers
Albert Alarr, Producer
General Hospital , ABC
Frank Valentini, Executive Producer
- Eleanore Hutch
The Big Wedding is upon us, and to celebrate Wamg is hoping to take up space at your gift table! That’s right folks! Put the duck dance on hold, because we are giving away a The Big Wedding prize pack!
The Big Wedding prize pack includes:
Poster $25 gift card to 1-800 Flowers DVD pack of classic wedding movies Bubbles Breath Mints
So, what are you waiting for?
1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes 2. Include Real Name, Along With Your Answer To #3 In An Email To Melissa@Wearemoviegeeks.Com 3. Answer The Following Question: What is your favorite wedding movie?
Winners Will Be Chosen Through A Random Drawing Of Qualifying Contestants. No Purchase Necessary. Prizes Will Not Be Substituted Or Exchanged.
- Melissa Howland
Directed by Justin Zackham
When you have a film with a talented group led by Robert De Niro you should expect something better than so-so. That’s not the case with The Big Wedding. The film has the appeal of a Nora Ephron film and the polish of a Lifetime movie. The characters aren’t likeable or even relatable and every one of their arcs is met with clichés. I didn’t have a terrible time with it but it’s not the film you should see in theaters, only on TV when it’s playing on TNT. Also, it's a waste of talent.
- Jonathan Silva
Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain" movie, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson, took first place at the domestic box office this weekend by grossing $20 million. The film cost only $26 million to make, which means it's already on track to become a hit. It has a disappointing 47% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. The other wide release of the weekend was "The Big Wedding" that has an all-star cast of Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams. Despite such an impressive cast, the film cost only $35 million. Unfortunately, it was only able to earn $7.5 million, making it difficult to become profitable domestically. "The Big Wedding" also has an incredibly low 6% fresh rating. On the specialty side, Matthew McConaughey's "Mud" landed in 11th place at the box office despite being released in only 363 theaters. It grossed $2.2 million and has an impressive 98% fresh rating. »
‘The Big Wedding’ box office: All-star ‘family comedy’ bombs (photo: Susan Sarandon, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams in ‘The Big Wedding’) Despite an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Les Misérables‘ Amanda Seyfried, this year’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), Oscar winner Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, and Katherine Heigl, the R-rated, Justin Zackham-directed family comedy The Big Wedding opened with a disastrous $7.5m at 2,633 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The Lionsgate release averaged a paltry $2,848 per screen. Expect domestic exhibitors to file for divorce in the very near future. Certainly not helping matters was the film’s critical reception. The Big Wedding has a dismal 4% approval rating and 3.3/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics. Next to that, Michael Bay »
- Zac Gille
In the final weekend before Iron Man 3 kicks off the summer movie season in earnest, Michael Bay’s R-rated action comedy Pain & Gain topped a slow weekend at the box office with $20 million from 3,277 theaters, giving it an average of $6,103 per location. The Paramount film achieved only a fraction of the opening weekend grosses of Bay’s Transformers films, but it only cost a fraction — just $26 million — of those films as well. It’s well on its way to profitability.
- Grady Smith
While it may have taken the spot spot at the box office, "Pain & Gain" is director Michael Bay's smallest opening since 2005's "The Island." In it's first weekend, the true crime comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took an estimated $20 million.
The weekend's other new movie with a wide release, "The Big Wedding," comes in at number four with an estimated $7.5 million. The Robert DeNiro-starring romantic comedy boasts a huge cast, including Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Topher Grace and Robin Williams.
The weekend's Top 10 movies:
1. "Pain & Gain," $20 million2. "Oblivion," $17.4 million3. "42," $10.7 million4. "The Big Wedding," $7.5 million5. "The Croods," $6.6 million6. "GI Joe: Retaliation," $3.6 million7. "Scary Movie 5," $3.4 million8. "Olympus Has Fallen," $2.7 million9. "The Place Beyond the Pines," $2.9 million10. "Jurassic Park 3D," $2.3 million »
The weekend is off to a slow start at the box office. Michael Bay's true crime comedy "Pain & Gain" is on point to take the top slot, with a $7 million Friday, which should add up to a $19 million weekend.
The action comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has been met with criticism from the real-life survivors of the crimes depicted in the film. They fear the movie will make the criminals, played by Wahlberg and Johnson, sympathetic characters.
Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" holds over, landing at number two with a $5.3 million Friday. "42," the Jackie Robinson biopic, takes the number three spot during it's third weekend, with $2.9 million on Friday Night.
Robert De Niro's romantic comedy "The Big Wedding" is the other big release of the weekend, and it's not faring well. Despite a huge cast that also includes Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, »
Review by Barbara Snitzer
Weddings are supposed to be happy occasions, and not just because they are a cash cow for all the meaningless businesses depicted on reality shows. Our culture inculcates the ceremony as a benchmark that will enhance our lives and our society. If it were not so important, those who have been denied the right to marry would not be fighting so hard to be allowed to. The marriage ceremony has been the subject of many movies, particularly comedies, as it is such a universal experience.
Considering these points, one would think that a comedy called The Big Wedding starring A-list and Oscar-winning actors would be a slam-dunk hit, welcomed by critics and audiences with open arms.
One would be wrong.
The Big Wedding is generating much scorn from the critics; it remains to be seen whether moviegoers will be turned off by their censure.
Why all the hate? »
- Movie Geeks
Chicago – “The Big Wedding” begins with Robert De Niro performing a particular love making maneuver on Susan Sarandon, and is caught in the act by Diane Keaton. What could have happened in a cutting-edge indie feature in 1981 is the basis of a lame bit in 2013, and so it goes for the rest of the film.
The movie is incredibly indecisive. It relishes it’s “R” rating, serving up the aforementioned carnality, as well as a dash of nudity, innuendo and crass absurdity. But at the same time, it wants to be a sentimental statement about love and extended family, and with this element it falls on its face. All of the characters blow with the wind between the two assignments, and the whole thing is a reminder of how, even with a cast of familiar movie stars, if the script stinks the movie stinks. Oddly too, Robin Williams again »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Topher Grace has a funny favor to ask Chelsea Handler. Stopping by last night's Chelsea Lately, the erstwhile That '70s Show star noted how women love to watch the funnylady's gabfest. So he couldn't resist requesting that Chelsea name-drop on his behalf. "I have noticed that every girl—platonic girlfriends of mine—are insane about this show," said Topher. "So maybe you can work my name into—not this episode, I'm already on this one— but other episodes, like if you're talking, 'He's no Topher Grace." "Yeah, or I could just say Topher Grace is looking for p----. I could just say that," joked the comedian. "I mean that seems »
Coarse, crude but often cute, "The Big Wedding" serves up the spectacle of its title, and the bigger spectacle of four Aarp-eligible Oscar winners cursing like sailors.
A teasing sex farce littered with f-bombs and c-words, it's the filthiest (sounding) movie of the year -- so far.
Justin Zackham's adaptation of the French comedy "Mon frere se marie" benefits from old pros Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, all playing cynics conspiring or blundering into butchering the wedding of poor Missy (Amanda Seyfried) and Alejandro (Ben Barnes).
Let's face it, you don't quote Oscar Wilde to a couple who plan to wed. ("Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.")
Alejandro's the adopted Colombian son of Don (De Niro) and Ellie (Keaton). Only they're divorced.
Don, a swaggering "little blue helper"-loving sculptor, lives with Bebe (Sarandon), who cheated with him over a decade ago. »
Directed by: Justin Zackham
Running Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Release Date: April 26, 2013
Plot: A former married couple (De Niro and Keaton) must pretend they are still together to impress their adopted son’s (Barnes) biological mother (Rae) when she comes into town for his wedding.
Who’S It For? Look at the names featured in this movie. “My, what a guest list!” The problem with this roster is that liking these actors is actually not a good reason to slap down dinero for De Niro et al. If you have affection for the likes of De Niro, Keaton, and Sarandon, this will be a painful experience (and some people do like movie pain). So, The Big Wedding: sadists only.
Expectations: The more people laughing on a poster, »
- Nick Allen
Plot: A dysfunctional family, which includes two divorced parents (Robert De Niro & Diane Keaton), his new girlfriend/her ex-best friend (Susan Sarandon), their two grown-up kids (Katherine Heigl & Topher Grace), and an adopted son (Ben Barnes) reunite for a family wedding. Hilarity ensues. Well, actually, no it doesn.t. Review: Sigh, I figured The Big Wedding was going to be an ordeal right from the release of the first poster, which shows the family in a so-called .jolly. »
- Chris Bumbray
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