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What's New on TV, Netflix, Digital Rental, and DVD/Blu-ray This Week: July 27-August 2

22 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

"Home"

Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons), an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip (Rihanna), who is on a quest of her own, in this DreamWorks Animation family film. If you bring "Home" into your home, it'll bring a ton of extras with it. The DVD and Blu-ray editions both include long lists of special features, with the Blu-ray offering a cute new animated short created for the home entertainment release called "This is Being Boov."

Here's an exclusive look at "This Is Being Boov": "The Water Diviner"

Russell Crowe both stars and makes his directorial debut in this drama about an Australian farmer who goes in search of this three missing sons, »

- Gina Carbone

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Marvel vs. Pixels: Weekend Box Office Will Be Fight to the Death Between Sandler Critical Dud and Ant-Man Rudd

24 July 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »

- Zac Gille

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Film Review: Deep Thoughts, Shallow Characters in ‘Irrational Man’

24 July 2015 2:36 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – At this point in his stellar career, what is fascinating about Woody Allen is basically what he thinks about. He is a successful, family-stable, millionaire filmmaker with mortality issues. In “Irrational Man,” he ponders the existential question of “what lights the spark of life?”

Rating: 3.0/5.0

The other question – in critical circles – is always, “what kind of Woody Allen will show up?” In assessing his long career, there are masterpieces, middle-of-the-roaders and duds, but it’s his dogged pursuit of making movies that is always welcome, and oddly comforting. “Irrational Man” is a middle-of-the-roader with flashes of brilliance, but the thin way Allen draws the characters – students and professors in an academic setting – is very irritating in the context of what he ponders. The film is less of an entertainment than a philosophical exercise, and Woody does attempt to have a meaningful discussion about a very piquant subject, but ultimately »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Poll: The celebrity you honestly believe is your friend

24 July 2015 1:28 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Celebrities are not our friends. They're just not! They're business people who conduct simulacrums of the human experience in front of us. It's silly to relate to them -- sillier yet to believe they understand us.  But I can't help it. I believe certain celebrities just know me, and we hang out, and we've laughed together, and we're not creeped out that only one of us can see the other. It's a perfect relationship and no one can take that away from us/me.  So, poll time: Who's your celebrity "friend"? Recently I've found that Kate McKinnon, the "SNL" cast member, is one of my good friends. Most of McKinnon's characters are broad, nervy takes, the kinds of impressions you might do for your friends at a party to creep them out. I appreciate that moxie and mistake it for a personal act of friendship on a regular basis. Unlike Kristen Wiig, »

- Louis Virtel

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Exclusive Portraits: Woody Allen, Parker Posey on the Chicago Red Carpet for ‘Irrational Man’

24 July 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It was a Chicago moment for the legendary filmmaker Woody Allen, as he walked the Red Carpet on behalf of his latest film, “Irrational Man.” He was joined by a co-star in the film, Parker Posey, and HollywoodChicago.com was there to capture these Exclusive Portraits.

Woody Allen at the Chicago Preview of ‘Irrational Man,’ July 18th, 2015

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Irrational Man” is Woody Allen’s 47th film as director, an amazing output for an American filmmaker, and unlikely to be duplicated for mainstream releases in the future. He began with “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” in 1966, won an Oscar for directing Annie Hall (1977) and has written or co-written every screenplay he has ever filmed. “Irrational Man” is another Woody Allen contemplative film, set on a college campus, regarding a philosophy professor (Joaquin Phoenix) who shakes himself out of a case of »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Why Taylor Swift jokes will always be funny and necessary

23 July 2015 11:41 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I spend a lot of time writing jokes (and non-jokes) about celebrities, and here's a secret about that trade: It's easy to get sick of celebrities! When Zooey Deschanel emerged as a breakout star on "New Girl," it took about 20 minutes before every comic's version of an adorkable punchline felt stale and annoying, even if it was right on. The Justin Bieber renaissance was worse. He's still impossible to mock without feeling like a pox on humanity. Did you see his Comedy Central roast? That looked like a room of struggling pros to me. Only Martha Stewart and her artisanal, nutmeg-dappled prison jokes soared. Celebrities can often be reduced to one or two barbs ("Tom Cruise is delirious! And perhaps closeted!"), and if you have an assistant with Twitter, it doesn't take long to be in on those. Fortunately there is an everlasting wellspring in the celebrity joke universe, and her name is Taylor Swift. »

- Louis Virtel

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Red-Carpet Video Interviews: Woody Allen, Parker Posey for ‘Irrational Man’

22 July 2015 1:32 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – HollywoodChicago.com presents our red-carpet video coverage of the “Irrational Man” premiere in Chicago on July 17, 2015. We interview legendary filmmaker Woody Allen and star Parker Posey at the Bellwether Meeting House & Eatery.

Woody talks about newly using Emma Stone and Parker Posey in his films, a different aspect ratio, possibly filming in Chicago, his upcoming 2016 film and more.

Parker discusses her dream to finally work with Woody, how “Irrational Man” is actually a female film while the spotlight is on a troubled man and more. Enjoy our interview below!

Video interviews by: Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com

Video filmed by: Lauren Wolf

Video edited by: Jeff Doles, 238 Studios

By Adam FENDELMANPublisherHollywoodChicago.comadam@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2015 Adam Fendelman, HollywoodChicago.com LLC

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Graphic Liner: How to Take the Bold Eye Look From Runway to Real Way

21 July 2015 6:51 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

In the realm of all things style, there's a fine line between couture and costume. Case met point when we tried replicating the bold graphic eye looks from the latest crop of runway shows. Let's just say E! HQ started to look a lot like Comic-Con. The truth is colorful or graphic eye looks are a tad unrealistic. Artistic and beautiful, the precise lines and shapes are a little severe for a grocery store run. There are, after all, only a few celebs—Emma Stone, Zoë Kravitz and Sophia Bush included—that dare attempt the trend with winning results. Thankfully, E! Style Collective's Tina Turnbow, makeup artist to stars like Laura Prepon and Keri Russell, explained how to translate the trend »

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Last Week On Late Night, 7/20/15: Conan says teens don’t like weed, and John Oliver says Americans need to eat more food

20 July 2015 3:58 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The summer is a confusing time for late night shows. With vacation time, shows are often off, then on, seemingly at random. When shows do air, there’s fewer dangerous animals on, and more affect-less athletes. And yet, some really funny things happen on late night during these lesser watched months. Jimmy Fallon nearly lost a hand, Conan rode into Comic-Con with a Mad Max war band. We got to see Colbert interview Eminem on Monroe, Michigan public access TV. Jon Stewart’s Daily Show month long “moment of zen” farewell continues, streaming every episode back-to-back, available globally. It wasn’t all bad.

Last week, Bill Hader and Amy Schumer were doing the rounds for Trainwreck, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were reunited with Jimmy, Emma Stone was on Conan, Meyers got a dose of Schumer and Jim Gaffigan, and Corden horsed around with Ian McKellen. Plus, John Oliver took »

- Max Wood

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SNL Alum Abby Elliott Says Working With Amy Schumer Was "Thrilling"

20 July 2015 10:50 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Abby Elliott talks about her SNL days, Amy Schumer, and her new show - Et American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino got married! - HuffPost Celeb Teresa Giudice's marriage is on the rocks while she's in prison - Ok! So, Scott Disick is doing drugs with teenagers now? - Us Weekly Sofia Richie is totally following in her sister's footsteps - Gossip Girl 22 Hollywood actors who started out on British TV - BuzzFeed Which stars joined Taylor Swift on stage in Chicago? - People Nicole Kidman slays on the August cover of Vogue - Lainey Gossip Emma Stone calls her casting in Aloha a hot mess - The Frisky »

- Jessica-Chassin

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‘Mr. Holmes’ Dominates, Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ Debut Is Solid: Specialty B.O.

19 July 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony Classics opened Woody Allen's latest, Irrational Man, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and Parker Posey in New York and L.A. this weekend, outpacing his 2014 feature Magic In The Moonlight, which also starred Stone as well as Colin Firth and Marcia Gay Harden, though his current film bowed in fewer theaters. The weekend's biggest specialty debut in terms of absolute numbers was by far Mr. Holmes from Roadside Attractions and Miramax, opening decently in 363… »

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Parker Posey could reunite with Woody Allen for his next film

19 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It looks like Parker Posey will once again be teaming up with Woody Allen, as she's in final negotiations to appear in the filmmaker's next project.

The actress could feature alongside Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Willis in the upcoming movie, reports Deadline.

No title or plot details have been released yet for Allen's next film, although it will be produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson.

Posey previously appeared in Allen's Irrational Man with Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix.

She is also known for roles in The House of Yes, Party Girl and Superman Returns.

Watch a trailer for Irrational Man below: »

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Dance Me to My Song rewatched: a profoundly moving drama about living with cerebral palsy

18 July 2015 5:33 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Director Rolf de Heer collaborated with actor and disability rights campaigner Heather Rose on a love triangle drama unlike any other

The panning last year of Chris Lilley’s “brownface” in the ABC’s Jonah From Tonga program and the recent tsunami of criticism hurled at director Cameron Crowe for casting white-as-white-can-be Emma Stone as a half-Asian character in romantic comedy Aloha reminded film-makers of a pertinent message: the days when actors were afforded carte blanche to play whichever characters they like are over.

In this context, writer/director Rolf de Heer’s acclaimed 1998 drama Dance Me to My Song presents the fascinating possibility the debate could extend further than race and into other areas such as disability. An achingly genuine and profoundly moving drama about a woman born with cerebral palsy, the film was based on a fictitious screenplay that nevertheless closely mirrors the experiences of its star and co-writer Heather Rose, »

- Luke Buckmaster

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'Ghostbusters' Director Reveals Character Names From New Film

18 July 2015 4:25 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

If you end up calling the Ghostbusters, you can now be on a first-name basis with them.  Paul Feig, who is directing the franchise's forthcoming all-female reboot, responded to a fan on Twitter who had asked him to divulge the names of his film's four main characters. Read more Emma Stone: I Turned Down 'Ghostbusters' Because "It's a Whole Thing" "Okay, here you go," Feig wrote. "Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Abby Yates and Patty Tolan. Now you know even more." Feig did not identify which actress would be playing each character, although Melissa McCarthy has

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Philosophy Is Dangerous in ‘Irrational Man’

18 July 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Cinema’s obsession with the idea of a perfect murder is quite grotesque. The macabre fascination only cements what Francois Truffaut once said, “Film lovers are sick people.” Perfect murders are a form of intellectual freak show, and Irrational Man, Woody Allen’s newest feature, tackles on the visual and physical allure of taking a person’s life. A much less heavy-handed effort than the director’s previous Magic in the Moonlight, Irrational Man stays light while dissecting the ennui of existing.

Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix), a philosophy professor, arrives at the campus of the fictional Braylin University a broken man, suffering from a messy divorce and the untimely death of a friend in Iraq. Abe is often filmed from the waist up, exposing his less than attractive physicality. The guy does not walk; he lumbers around with his big belly. Yet women are inexplicably drawn to him, precisely because »

- Phuong Le

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Woody Allen praises Irrational Man actress Emma Stone: 'She can do everything'

18 July 2015 7:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Emma Stone has received the highest praise from iconic filmmaker Woody Allen.

The actress is currently starring in Allen's Irrational Man, which sees a tortured philosophy professor find a reason to live when he enters into a relationship with his student (Stone).

"Emma can do everything: She can act, sing, dance, astonish, and she's beautiful and intelligent," Allen told Us Weekly. "She's really got it all. I was writing this script and I was worried about who could possibly pull off this part, and of course Emma could."

Allen said that nobody has anything bad to say about the actress.

He said: "Whenever I've mentioned I'm working with her on a movie, people brighten up, 'Oh I love her!'"

Stone first worked with Allen on 2014 movie Magic in the Moonlight, where she starred opposite Colin Firth.

Irrational Man is out now in North America and will make its UK »

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Woody Allen Gushes About Emma Stone: "She's Really Got It All"

18 July 2015 1:37 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Emma Stone's got a big fan in Woody Allen. At the New York premiere of his new film, Irrational Man, on Wednesday, July 15, Allen took some time to speak highly of the cast, and his leading lady in particular. In the film, Stone plays a wide-eyed college student who crushes on, then gets in a secret relationship with her wise but tortured professor (Joaquin Phoenix). The film is the second collaboration between Stone, 26, and the iconic writer-director, 79. They first worked together on the 2014 movie [...] »

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Parker Posey re-teams with Woody Allen on next film

17 July 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, actress Parker Posey, who co-stars in Woody Allen’s new film Irrational Man, is set to re-team with the director for his next project.

The legendary director’s as-yet-untitled film is due for release next year, and willsee Posey join an already stellar cast including Jesse Eisenberg (American Ultra), Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria), Blake Lively (The Town) and Bruce Willis (Die Hard). No details have yet been revealed on the film, but it is set to be the director’s annual release for 2016.

Irrational Man, out yesterday in select Us cinemas, stars Posey alongside Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice) and Emma Stone (Birdman).

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- Scott J. Davis

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Charlize Theron and Dylan Penn Still Keep in Touch After Sean Penn Split

17 July 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Dylan Penn and Charlize Theron totally still hang out - Us Weekly Why aren't more people defending Amandla Stenberg? - HuffPost Celebrity Jake Gyllenhaal looks way too cute in an apron - Lainey Gossip Emma Stone finally comments on her latest film upset - Dlisted Ciara's ex is clearly not thrilled by her new boyfriend - Et Cara Delevingne is actually really good at beatboxing - Just Jared Christina Hendricks busts out her signature cleavage - Hollywood Tuna Watch Britney Spears adorably present at the ESPYs - Pink Is the New Blog You'll never guess what Michael Douglas just said out loud - The Superficial Marina and the Diamonds drops a hot new video - PopBytes »

- Ryan-Roschke

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“Irrational Man” and back: Ranking the films of Woody Allen

17 July 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

I know I’m one of the few, but in my humble opinion Woody Allen has yet to make an overtly bad film. His best are all time classics, but even his worst are still very much watchable movies that have pleasures to be found within them. On the occasion of the release of his latest outing Irrational Man, I wanted to run down all of Allen’s solo directorial endeavors and rank them. I’ll also be writing a bit about Irrational Man first, but below you’ll find a list of all 45 of his works to date. In the interest of not making this the longest piece in existence, I’m only going to be writing about the top ten, but the list will go down the line of everything he’s made (with the exception of what he didn’t direct, didn’t completely direct, or made »

- Joey Magidson

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