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DVD Review: Toni Collette, Diablo Cody Shine in ‘United States of Tara: The Second Season’

31 December 2010 11:29 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It’s difficult to think of a role better suited for the chameleon-like abilities of Toni Collette than Tara Gregson, a devoted wife and mother struggling with dissociative identity disorder. Every episode holds an element of surprise, since viewers are never quite sure which of Tara’s “alters” will emerge next. Will it be the perky ’50s housewife, the flirtatious teenager or the testosterone-oozing Vietnam vet?

Yet in order for the audience to buy any of these personas, they must believe in the character of Tara herself, and that’s where Collette excels the most. Though the actress has played a variety of harried yet loving mothers in everything from “The Sixth Sense” to “About a Boy,” Tara is unlike anyone Collette has tackled before. The character is the bold brainchild of Diablo Cody, a screenwriter who loves telling stories about female protagonists with issues that are worth putting up with. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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What to TiVo: Thursday

29 December 2010 11:59 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

8:00 Happy New Year, Charlie Brown 9:00 Grey's Anatomy (repeat) 10:00 Private Practice (repeat) 12:05 Jimmy Kimmel Live (repeat, with guests John Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory (repeat) 8:30 $#*! My Dad Says (repeat) 9:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (repeat) 10:00 The Mentalist (repeat) 11:35 The Late Show With David Letterman (repeat, with guests Ray Romano and John Mellencamp) 12:37 The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (repeat, with guests Dick Van Dyke and Kerry Washington) 8:00 Bonest (repeat) 9:00 Bones (repeat) 8:00 Community (repeat) 8:30 30 Rock (repeat) 9:00 The Office (repeat) 9:30 Outsourced (repeat) 10:00 Outsourced (repeat) 10:30 The Office (repeat) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (repeat, with guests Jack Black and Michael Buble) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (repeat, with guest Scarlett Johansson) 8:00 The Vampire Diaries (repeat) 9:00 Nikita (repeat) More TV to watch when you read more. 8:00 Back to the Future »

- BuzzSugar

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The Company Men Movie Review

9 December 2010 6:42 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The Company Men Directed By: John Wells Starring: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kevin Costner, Craig T. Nelson, Eamonn Walker Whether it’s happened to you or someone you know, job loss is a personal matter for the large majority and that makes it a testy topic to manage in a film. If it isn’t represented accurately it could be insulting, then again if it’s dealt with too precisely, it could be too much for some to handle, however, The Company Men approaches the issue quite tactfully. Not only does it deliver a respectable presentation of the hardship, but still manages to maintain a light [...] »

- Perri Nemiroff

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What to TiVo: Thursday

8 December 2010 11:50 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

8:00 Shrek the Halls 8:30 Disney Prep & Landing 9:00 Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, the Next Chapter 12:05 Jimmy Kimmel Live (new, with guests John Krasinski and Rosemarie DeWitt) 8:00 The Big Bang Theory (new) 8:30 $#*! My Dad Says (new) 9:00 CSI (new) 10:00 The Mentalist (new) 11:35 The Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guest Bill O'Reilly) 12:37 The Late Late Show With David Letterman (new, with guest Lucy Liu) 8:00 Bones (new) 9:00 Fringe (new) 8:00 Community (new) 8:30 30 Rock (new) 9:00 The Office (new) 10:00 The Apprentice (new, season finale) 11:35 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (new, with guests Halle Berry and Natasha Bedingfield) 12:35 Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (new, with guest Robert Plant) 8:00 The Vampire Diaries (new) 9:00 Nikita (new) More TV to watch when you read more. 10:00 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (new) 11:00 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart »

- BuzzSugar

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Movie Review: Love and Other Drugs (2010)

23 November 2010 8:54 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs

Photo: 20th Century Fox Ed Zwick's Love and Other Drugs is an imbalanced Jerry Maguire knock-off that relies heavily on a serious medical condition to gain any emotional traction with the audience. However, this wasn't my immediate response to what begins as a rather harmless feature centered on a charming Pfizer pharmaceutical sales rep that falls in love with a woman suffering from Parkinson's. It's standard stuff played by good actors and from a director whose films I've enjoyed from Glory to The Last Samurai and, yes, even Blood Diamond. However, this change of pace for Zwick just didn't work.

Loosely adapted from Jamie Reidy's "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman," a non-fiction look into the pharmaceutical business during the rise (no pun intended) of Viagra, the story centers on Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal), a Pfizer rep, »

- Brad Brevet

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Leading Ladies Play Musical Chairs

16 November 2010 7:49 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Three major projects have seen their female leads recently depart, and two of them have already found replacements.

First up is the film adaptation of the play "Albert Nobbs" which admittedly has had cast come and go over the years it has been in development. "Mamma Mia" star Amanda Seyfried was set to play the role of 'Helen' in the production, but she's since been replaced by "Alice in Wonderland" actress Mia Wasikowska according to Bleeding Cool.

No reason has been given for the change, though the main lead remains very much in Glenn Close's hands. The film's director Rodrigo Garcia worked with Wasikowska previously on HBO's "In Treatment". Shooting on 'Nobbs' kicks off December 13th in Ireland.

On to the second project and a month ago came reports that Rachel Weisz had been signed to play the female lead in a new untitled comedy from "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton. »

- Garth Franklin

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Rosemarie DeWitt Replaces Rachel Weisz In Lynn Shelton’s Improvisational Comedy Film

16 November 2010 1:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Variety are reporting that Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married) has replaced Rachel Weisz (The Brothers Bloom) in Lynn Shelton’s new semi-improvised, and currently untitled, comedy project.

DeWitt will star opposite Emily Blunt (Sunshine Cleaning) and Mark Duplass (Humpday).

The untitled comedy will center on a man (Duplass) who comes between two sisters (Blunt and DeWitt).

It will be Shelton’s follow-up to the acclaimed bromance film Humpday, and will reunite her with producer Steven Schardt.

Production is expected to commence in Seattle later this month.

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- Jamie Neish

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Shelton 'Weisz'ly' Picks DeWitt As Replacement

15 November 2010 10:30 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Who has time for low budget indie films when you're being offered lead parts in the latest for Terrence Malick's latest project, Terence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea and will reteam with Fernando Meirelles on 360. This happens to be the case for Rachel Weisz, who is forced to vacate from the Seattle indie, but in her place we find perhaps a better casting choice in Rosemarie DeWitt. The actress best known for perhaps her supportive sister role in Rachel Getting Married, will take on the "older sis" role in what appears to be some sort of triage drama that we guess would undoubtably see Mark Duplass fall for the younger sister in Emily Blunt. I was under the impression that shooting had already begun on the Untitled Lynn Shelton project, which should soon be the case if the trades are mentioning the current switcheroo. Gist: Described as a semi-improvised project, »

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David Tennant Joins United; Rosemarie DeWitt Replaces Rachel Weisz in Untitled Lynn Shelton Project

15 November 2010 8:45 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We have two quick pieces of casting news for you this morning.  First up, David Tennant (Doctor Who) has joined the cast of the real-life soccer drama United.  The film, directed by James Strong, centers on “Manchester United’s Busby Babes, the youngest team to win the English soccer league before eight players died in the Munich air crash of 1958.”  According to Variety, Tennant will play the team’s coach, Jimmy Murphy.  Jack O’Connell (Skins) and Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) will also star.  Filming is set to begin this month.

Hit the jump for more casting news.

Variety reports that Rosemarie DeWitt (Rachel Getting Married) has replaced Rachel Weisz in an untitled film from Lynn Shelton (Humpday).  As we previously reported, Weisz and Emily Blunt were set to play sisters in the semi-improvised film.  According to Variety, Mark Duplass will play a man who comes between the sisters. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Rosemarie DeWitt Replaces Rachel Weisz In Lynn Shelton's Untitled Comedy

15 November 2010 7:23 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With Rachel Weisz signing on for a number of projects all shooting within the next short while, we figured at least one of them was going to get left in the dust. As you might recall, early last month Weisz signed on to star in an untitled new film from director Lynn Shelton, who was behind last year's Sundance hit "Humpday." The semi-improvised film--which also stars Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass--revolves around a man who comes between two sisters, but it looks like Blunt will be getting a new sibling. Variety reports that Rosemarie DeWitt will replacing Weisz, who has… »

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2011 Sundance Predictions: Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret

4 November 2010 12:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

#28. Margaret - Kenneth Lonergan While not as old as the 20th anniversary showing of Slackers, Kenneth Lonergan's sophomore film is old enough that two principle producers (Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack) will have passed away before having seen the final cut of the film. Word is: Fox Searchlight has a finished film in their possession. It would be fitting that Lonergan, who presented You Can Count on Me at the festival in 2001, return with this. Would be nice to see this one, perhaps as the opener? We are fed up of the wait. Starring Matt Damon, Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Krysten Ritter, Jean Reno, Kieran Culkin, Olivia Thirlby, Allison Janney and Rosemarie DeWitt, Margaret centers on a 17-year-old New York City high-school student (Paquin) who feels certain that she inadvertently played a role in a traffic accident that has claimed a woman's life. In her attempts to »

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'The Company Men' and Other Reformed Movie Workaholics

21 October 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Columns, New Releases

The tag line for 'The Company Men,' the new Ben Affleck movie set to hit theatres this week, says it all. "In America, we give our lives to our jobs. It's time to take them back." Right off the bat, we know the flick is going to feature some life-changing epiphany, where at least one of the main characters realizes it's time to put down the Crackberry and start living life.

In the wake of the biggest economic downturn since The Great Depression, a premise like this is sure to resonate with a big chunk of the population. After all, people have recently learned the hard way that no matter how much of your life you devote to "the man," you can still get that pink slip any time. And even if you do manage to avoid the axe, landing that corner office »

- Annette Bourdeau

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Box Office Beat Down: Jackass 3D Blows Up the Box Office with $50 Million!

17 October 2010 1:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Weekend Box Office

1Jackass 3D$50 million2Red$22.5 million3The Social Network$11 million4Secretariat$9.5 million5Life as We Know It$9.2 million6Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$4.2 million7The Town$4 million8My Soul to Take$3.1 million9Easy a$2.6 million10Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$2.3 million#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10

There were some big surprises at the box office last week as the new romantic comedy Life as We Know It, which was supposed to debut at the top of the charts only took second place. Instead, David Fincher's The Social Network held strong and took the number one spot for a second week in a row. But this weekend the "Facebook Movie" had a tough time retaining its top position against two highly anticipated new movies, Red starring Bruce Willis, which is based on the popular comic book and Jackass 3D, the final film in the big screen trilogy based on the groundbreaking MTV reality series. »

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Mad Men 4.12 “Blowing Smoke” Review

11 October 2010 4:45 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

There was no knight in shining armour this week at Scdp which leaves just one more episode for the company to be saved this season. Attempts were made to find a way to keep doors open but the phrase ‘in six months time’ was all that could be obtained at this point. I have no idea in what direction the finale will take us in after this excellent penultimate outing (directed once again by Roger Sterling himself John Slattery) but the bumpy journey that these characters have been on whilst working at this fledgling firm has been a terrific one.

After unsuccessfully securing new business with another tobacco firm and essentially striking out with Heinz, Don did the thing he does best and went creative taking out a full page ad in The New York Times (wonder how much would that cost?) under the provocative title “Why I’m quitting »

- emma fraser

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Streep and Roberts Team for 'August: Osage County'

30 September 2010 4:57 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I honestly couldn't care less about this news as the idea of Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts teaming together doesn't interest me in the slightest, but that's the case as Deadline reports Streep will play the drug-addicted matriarch of the working class Weston clan in the film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer and Tony-winning darkly comic play August: Osage County.

The film centers on the Weston clan and while mom is popping pills, the father has disappeared and Barbara (Roberts), the oldest daughter in the family is bound for divorce after learning her husband is cheating on her with a college student. It's entirely possible I could love this film, but this pairing doesn't do it for me.

The Weinstein Co. is set to distribute after developing the film for several years and has brought on John Wells to direct from a script adapted by Letts himself. Wells is »

- Brad Brevet

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The Company Men Poster Debuted

24 September 2010 12:06 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The poster for Ben Affleck’s The Company Men is now online.

Living the American dream, three white-collar employees are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and fathers following corporate downsizing. Taking a job of building houses for his brother-in-law (Costner) and joining life coaching, Walker learns what it takes to be a true winner while realizing that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal.

Joining Ben Affleck in the cast ensemble are Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie DeWitt, Maria Bello and Craig T. Nelson.

The film, which will screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Premieres category, is directed and written by Emmy-award winning filmmaker John Wells.

The Weinstein Company will release The Company Men on October 22.

The Company Men Poster

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- Allan Ford

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Official Poster for The Company Men

24 September 2010 2:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Weinstein Company have released the official poster for The Company Men.

Written and directed by John Wells, The Company Men premiered at Sundance earlier this year to moderate reviews and features performances from Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper, Rosemarie DeWitt, Maria Bello and Craig T. Nelson.

The Company Men centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company – and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

Check out the official poster embedded below, via MovieFone:

The Company Men will open in the Us on October 22, a UK release has not yet been confirmed. »

- Jamie Neish

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Nikita 1.03 “Kill Jill” Recap

23 September 2010 10:21 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Whoever comes up with these Nikita episode titles is having too much fun, I think. Are they all going to be this tongue-in-cheek?

Slightly amusing title aside, this is the episode I’ve been waiting for. I’ve been sitting on the fence with Nikita, seeing flashes of possibility mixed in with moments of disappointment and the beginnings of a formulaic structure. However, I couldn’t be convinced to give up just yet, not when I’d seen some possibility in “2.o” and when this episode featured a great guest star in Eli Stone‘s underrated Julie Gonzalo. The tools of a great hour were certainly on the table. This episode, I told myself, would be the true test of how good Nikita may or may not be.

So let’s find out, shall we?

Division is on the hunt for Jill Morelli (Gonzalo), who’s got inside scoop on »

- Brittany Frederick

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A Guide to the 2010 Fall Movies

4 September 2010 11:00 AM, PDT | Extra | See recent Extra news »

The fall movie season starts off with assassin George Clooney in "The American," opening Sept. 1, and culminates with the highly anticipated "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I," opening Nov. 19. Check out this year's crop of thrillers, romantic comedies, kid flicks -- and the all-important Oscar bait!

2010 Fall Movie Guide'The American' (Sept. 1)

Stars: George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten; directed by Anton Corbijn Synopsis: An assassin (Clooney) hides out in Italy for »

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Hamm, Westfeldt Are Just "Friends"

2 September 2010 9:57 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") is reportedly set to star in his long-time love Jennifer Westfeldt's second feature "Friends With Kids" for likely their own production company Points West Pictures says Showbiz 411.

Westfeldt ("Kissing Jessica Stein") and Hamm are hoping to persuade Anne Hathaway and Kristen Wiig to join the cast of the project which Westfeldt wrote. A stage reading of the film's script earlier this year drew the likes of Rosemarie Dewitt, Noah Emmerich and Adam Scott as characters.

At last report, both Hamm and Westfeldt were looking into an adaptation of Cusi Cram's play "Dusty and the Big Bad World". »

- Garth Franklin

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