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The ultimate uptight blond turns psychotic ex-wife in a silly thriller that tries – and heroically fails – to be the new Fatal Attraction
Poor Katherine Heigl has been typecast as the uptight blond (think the unfortunate trifecta of Knocked Up, 27 Dresses and The Ugly Truth). Here, she at least has fun with that typecasting as tightly wound and sleekly coiffed troublemaker Tessa. A Bay Area psycho Barbie, Tessa is determined to make life difficult for her beer-brewing, rent-a-hunk, ex-husband’s (Geoff Stults) new girlfriend, Julia (a heroic Rosario Dawson, playing it as straight as the hammy script will allow). Enjoyable, too, is the inversion of the black best friend trope, with Julia’s supportive, zany bestie played by Whitney Cummings of 2 Broke Girls.
Movie super-producer Denise Di Novi’s directorial debut casts itself as an erotic thriller in the tradition of Fatal Attraction; to me, it had more in common with »
- Simran Hans
There are few surprises in “Unforgettable,” the first feature film from longtime producer Denise Di Novi. In hair color, clothing and personality type, the two female leads of this custody-battle-turned-murder-mystery are diametrically opposed at every turn, hurtling toward a final showdown that will probably not end in hugs and an exchange of floral arrangements. But there’s something about the way that Di Novi and writer Christina Hodson never stray from this dynamic that gives the movie a strange heightened, camp-adjacent appeal.
“Unforgettable” treats this central struggle over the heart of a family in the same way that a recent Ken Watanabe character does, by surveying the battlefield and coming to a simple, definitive conclusion: “Let them fight.”
The setup for this feud is as simple as its execution. New SoCal transplant Julia Banks (Rosario Dawson) is fresh off a move from a publishing gig in New York to be »
- Steve Greene
The actress revealed that she was “still swollen” from freezing her eggs when she recorded her audition on tape.
“I was on bed rest because I had had this thing called hyperstimulation, so I should’ve been in bed,” she tells People in this week’s issue. “I was in so much pain, on painkillers. But when a doctor tells me like, ‘Take it easy for a couple days’ — that, in my head, »
- Jodi Guglielmi
Unforgettable Warner Bros Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C Director: Denise Di Novi Written by: David Leslie Johnson, Christina Hodson Cast: Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, Whitney Cummings, Cheryl Ladd, Geoff Stults Screened at: AMC Lincoln Square, NYC, 4/19/17 Opens: April 21, 2017 In 1697 a play by William Congreve, “The Mourning Bride,” has the […]
The post Unforgettable Movie Review: Forgettable would be the appropriate title appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Harvey Karten
19 April 2017 7:46 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Judd Apatow likes nothing more than topping his own joke.
The filmmaker is putting together a sequel to his best-selling Sick in the Head, which featured conversations with Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld and other comedians. The new book will be called Sicker in the Head and will feature interviews with Norman Lear, Kevin Hart and Whitney Cummings.
Random House, which announced the book Wednesday, said no release date has been set.
- the Associated Press
As expected, Universal's The Fate of the Furious debuted in grand fashion last weekend, setting a new box office record for a global opening weekend of $531.9 million, although its $98.7 million domestic debut was far from any sort of record. Over the past few years, the Fast & Furious franchise has established its dominance in the month of April, typically posting huge debuts and repeating atop the box office charts for several weeks in a row, before the summer movie season officially gets under way. The Fate of the Furious is expected to follow that pattern, repeating atop the box office with $49.2 million, easily beating out five new films arriving in nationwide release.
Box Office Mojo reports that, of the five new releases, most will debut in less than half the theaters that Fast & Furious 8 debuted in last weekend (4,310). Warner Bros.' Unforgettable will have the widest release of the bunch with roughly 2,350 theaters, »
See Unforgettable in theaters April 21, 2017.
Katherine Heigl (“27 Dresses,” “Knocked Up”), Rosario Dawson (the “Sin City” films) and Geoff Stults (TV’s “The Odd Couple”), star in the film. “Unforgettable” marks a reunion for Heigl and Di Novi, who previously collaborated on “Life as We Know It.”
Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put »
- Movie Geeks
"She's messing with me." Ugh. Another trailer for this movie. Warner Bros has released a second trailer for the romantic thriller titled Unforgettable, about a vengeful woman who sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife. The man-in-the-middle is played by Geoff Stults, and the two women are played by Katherine Heigl with some impressive blonde hair, and Rosario Dawson. The film is also a reunion for Heigl and director Denise Di Novi, as they previously collaborated on Life as We Know It. The cast includes young actress Isabella Rice, Simon Kassianides, Whitney Cummings, Robert Wisdom and Cheryl Ladd. This is an ironic title, because this movie seems instantly forgettable, and I'm certain it's going to be sitting in the Bargain Bin in a few months. This looks terrible, even with these two women leading the cast. Here's the second trailer (+ new poster) for Denise Di Novi's Unforgettable, »
- Alex Billington
WIth just three weeks to go until its arrives in cinemas, Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for the upcoming dramatic thriller Unforgettable. The film marks the directorial debut for Denise Di Novi and stars Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson; check it out below after the official synopsis…
Katherine Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing »
- Amie Cranswick
Author: Zehra Phelan
Back in January, we reported on Katherine Heigl’s trip down the psychotic women road in the upcoming Unforgettable alongside Rosario Dawson and we can now share with you the final trailer for the thriller before its April 21st release.
The release of this film hasn’t exactly been shouted from the rooftops and we have a couple of ideas why. It probably isn’t very good, but mostly because there could very well be yet another backlash from hardcore feminists and women’s groups for the depiction of a woman going all fatal attraction bonkers on her ex-husband’s new lady friend. It’s a storyline which has seen Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl fake her own death in order to get her own back on her cheating husband and Ali Larter in Obsessed drugging Idris Elba in order to rape him.
However, men have had »
- Zehra Phelan
"...a newly divorced and mentally unstable woman loses her temper...
"...and decides to extort retaliation on the family of her ex-husband 'David', including his new wife..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Unforgettable"...
- Michael Stevens
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway‘s Best Picture mix-up will go down as the biggest Oscar upset in history. Once viewers were able to pick their jaws up off the floor after the colossal flub, they quickly began drawing comparisons to recent upsets in other spheres — namely the election outcome few saw coming and the Patriots’ improbable, come-from-behind Super Bowl victory.
The consensus on Twitter is that everyone is very much over 11th-hour twists — unless it means there’s still hope for a President Hillary Clinton.
“Are We Absolutely Sure Hillary Didn’T Win,” one Twitter user asked.
“Oscars givin »
- Tierney McAfee
Austin’s annual South by Southwest Festival has released the list of performers who are set for the tenth edition of SXSW Comedy Festival, which includes Bob Odenkirk, Whitney Cummings, Michael Ian Black, and Wanda Sykes. The fest, which runs from March 10-17, kicks off with Comedy Central's @midnight with Chris Hardwick Live, a special SXSW edition of the Emmy-award winning interactive late night game show. Also part of the list is NBCUniversal's Seeso, which will bring… »
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park International is in tune with “The Female Brain,” a quirky relationship comedy that marks the directorial debut of comedian Whitney Cummings. The company has boarded the movie, which is in early post-production, and will represent it in all international territories.
Hyde Park will screen first footage to distributors in Berlin at the European Film Market, while CAA is handling North American domestic rights.
Written by Cummings and Neal Brennan, the film is based on the book by neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine. It charts the inner workings and complex power of brain chemistry among couples at different stages of their relationship. Cummings also stars in the ensemble comedy alongside Sofia Vergara, James Marsden, Lucy Punch, Toby Kebbell, Cecily Strong, Beanie Feldstein, Blake Griffin, and Deon Cole.
- Patrick Frater
Author: Zehra Phelan
Katherine Heigl may have the face of an innocent angel, one that lures you into a false sense of security, so once you see her in her new role as a bit of a psycho in the trailer and poster for Unforgettable you may not look at her in the same way ever again.
This dramatic thriller is veteran producer Denise Di Novi’s (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Focus) first time in the director’s chair but it sees her reunite with Heigl who both worked on Life as We Know It back in 2010. Heigl, who was last seen back in 2015 in Jenny’s Wedding and TV series State of Affairs seems to want to shake off being typecast in the romantic comedies and sink her teeth into something a little less saccharine and full blown bitter and twisted. It »
- Zehra Phelan
Katherine Heigl stars as Tessa Connover, who is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Stults), becomes happily engaged to Julia Banks (Dawson)—not only bringing Julia into the home they once shared but also into the life of their daughter, Lilly (Isabella Rice). Trying to settle into her new role as a wife and a stepmother, Julia believes she has finally met the man of her dreams, the man who can help her put her own troubled past behind her. But Tessa’s jealousy soon takes a pathological turn until she will stop at nothing to turn Julia’s dream into her ultimate nightmare.
- Gary Collinson
Here’s what Chrissy Teigen has to say about her stretch marks: “Whatevs.”
On Wednesday, the supermodel Tweeted a photo of her leg, showing her stretch marks in all their glory. The former Sports Illustrated cover model, 31, captioned the photo with a simple, “Whatevs.”
It’s not the first time Teigen has gotten real about her body after having her 9-month-old-daughter Luna with husband John Legend. Four months after Luna was born, the supermodel mom unabashedly joked about her stretch marks on Snapchat. “lol my thighs have tributaries,” she captioned the photo of her legs.
Whatevs pic.twitter.com/D »
- Blake Bakkila
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Plana’s guest spot, which was first announced by Ferrera via Instagram, airs Thursday, March 16 at 8/7c.
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Whitney Cummings is no stranger to going topless — but this time she took it to a whole new level.
The 2 Broke Girls star attended the New York Knicks game against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, and it’s safe to say that she successfully diverted the crowd’s attention from the game — at least for a few moments.
Cummings, 34, was sitting courtside when she decided to pull up her sweater and flash her nude-colored bra to the entire crowd — with a Jumbotron camera fixed right on her.
Yaaaassd @WhitneyCummings flashing the Jumbotron at the Knicks game #myidol
— neon and nonsense. »
- Aurelie Corinthios
The outspoken comic talks about directing a ‘science comedy’ on the female brain, overcoming her battle with co-dependency and the cult of celebrity grief
At only 34, Whitney Cummings has packed an enormous amount of success – and a few notable failures – into her career. Named one of Variety’s “Comics to Watch” a decade ago, she went on to become a regular at Chelsea Lately and at the Comedy Central roasts. In 2011, she exploded – her sitcom Whitney premiered on NBC to withering reviews, only lasting two seasons; a short-lived talkshow would follow. At the same time, she was creating and executive-producing CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, a bona fide hit now in its sixth season.
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- Elise Czajkowski
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