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'Crazy, Stupid, Love' Directors Back with Steve Carell for New Project

20 September 2011 10:05 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The writing and directing duo has made a habit out of working with great comedic talent like Jim Carrey and Steve Carell and crafting dynamic films with them like I Love You, Phillip Morris and Crazy, Stupid, Love that contain just the right amount of comedy and drama. Now Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will re-team with Carell on yet another project that sounds like it has the same formula. Moviehole recently spoke with the filmmakers who revealed that they've already written a new untitled script based on an idea that Carell came up with himself. Though the actor won't star in the film he'll still produce. More below. Requa said, "We’re working on something with Steve also, that he’s producing. He’s not starring but it’s based on the idea he had. We wrote the script already. It’s one of these three friends from college, »

- Ethan Anderton

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Reel Sex: 5 Unexpectedly Sexy Sex Scenes

14 September 2011 3:39 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

As many fellow conflicted yet faithful Netflix subscribers know, last week marked the beginning of the separation of Instant and disc-only memberships. I had been trying to whittle down my streaming queue for a few months, but we all know that is a nearly impossible task with that devilish recommendation list appearing every time you go to the site’s homepage. Suffice it to say, my queue had actually grown since the announcement, making the budgeting decision for me. One of the films at the top of my queue was 2010’s long-awaited gay love story I love You Phillip Morris starring the forever not-sexy Jim Carrey and the always delicious Ewan McGregor as two convicts head-over-heels in love with each other. I could spend an entire column writing about this rapid, surprisingly honest and tender romance sprinkled with deception and humor, however my greatest take away from this man on man sexiness was the unexpectedly hot chemistry »

- Gwen Reyes

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Treme Actor Michael Showers Found Dead in Mississippi River

25 August 2011 5:22 PM, PDT | x17online.com | See recent x17online news »

Los Angeles, California (X17online) - Treme actor Michael Showers was found dead in the Mississippi River at age 45. Harbor Police pulled Shower’s body near New Orlean’s French Quarter on Wednesday after it was discovered by a steamboat captain. The chief investigator for the Orleans Parish coroner’s office estimates that Shower’s body had been in the Mississippi River for two days. Showers is best known for his role as Capt. John Guidry on HBO’s Treme, and has appeared in the television shows The Vampire Diaries and Breaking Bad, as well as the films I Love You, Phillip Morris and Traffic. »

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Box Office Challenge: ‘Final Destination 5,’ ‘The Help’ and ’30 Minutes or Less’

12 August 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Box Office Challenge

What movie will be No. 1 at the box office?

Hitting the screens this weekend …

The Help (Wednesday)

30 Minutes or Less

Final Destination 5

Glee the 3D Concert Movie

Tsr’s complete Film Review Database

This weekend features a lot of newcomers, but the real question is, who is taking home the number one prize this weekend?

The Help has the distinctive advantage of a Wednesday opening, but the hype surrounding the movie may have worn off by the time Sunday morning comes around.

My money is on Final Destination 5. Not only does it have the distinct 3D advantage, but horror movies are always a solid bread winner when it comes to the box office. Throw in the fact that it’s got the most theaters this opening weekend, it seems like a sure bet.

Still, Glee has the tween vote, or so it would seem, but »

- Calhoun Kersten

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How Do I Love "Crazy, Stupid, Love?" Let Me Count the Kisses Or Read My Movie Review!

26 July 2011 12:51 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Watching a smart romantic comedy like .Crazy, Stupid, Love. in a summer filled with fighting giant robots, magical boy wizards, and avenging superheroes is like drinking a tall, cool glass of lemonade during sweltering heat.

Written by Dan Fogelman, the guy who gave us the Disney/Pixar .Cars. movies, and directed by Glen Ficarra and John Requa (.Bad Santa,. .I Love You Phillip Morris.), .Crazy, Stupid, Love. is witty, charming, and oddly uplifting. You will be soul-searching long after the movie is finished. .Crazy, Stupid, Love. is this year.s .Little Miss Sunshine..

The film is decidedly farcical in nature and the talented cast is more than game to dish out every absurd and preposterous narrative arc to full effect. There.s an important major plot twist near the end and if you have seen the movie already please do not spoil it by your earnest revelation.

Love.s twists »

- Manny

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Review | "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Is Inspired, But Suffers From a Very Specific Hollywood Problem

26 July 2011 7:19 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Years after gaining fame for writing the modern subversive holiday classic "Bad Santa," Hollywood has finally made room for John Requa and Glenn Ficarra. Having directed the wry gay comedy "I Love You, Phillip Morris" last year, Requa and Ficarra have brought their unique combination of gleeful vulgarity, classic wit and perceptive characters to the studio system. Unsurprisingly, that arrival comes with some compromises. "Crazy, Stupid, Love." (period intended) unquestionably »

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Rodrigo Santoro joins Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez in “Expecting”

6 July 2011 3:33 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: “Expecting” keeps expanding.

Rodrigo Santoro is the latest actor joining a comedic ensemble that will adapt the popular parent handbook “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” into a major motion picture. He’ll co-star alongside Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick and Brooklyn Decker in the Lionsgate feature.

Santoro is best known for his part in “300” and the black comedy “I Love You, Phillip Morris” with Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey. THR report that he’ll play Lopez’s husband in the comedy, a man who “isn’t quite ready to have a child but goes along with his wife’s plan to adopt.”

The film will be out sometime next year.

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- Sean O'Connell

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What makes a movie star?

30 June 2011 7:08 PM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Over on his new website Grantland.com, Espn's Bill Simmons has written a really interesting column called "The Movie Star." He sets out to examine two main points -- that Will Smith is the biggest movie star in the world and that Ryan Reynolds is not a movie star at all -- and ultimately falls into a much larger and thornier topic: what makes a movie star?

For Simmons, stardom equals box office. In his mind there are only 24 true movie stars working in Hollywood right now (he doesn't appear to rank them, but this is the order in which they're listed): Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Christian Bale, Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Russell Crowe, Jeff Bridges, Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, Jake Gyllenhaal, Justin Timberlake, »

- Matt Singer

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins Review

17 June 2011 6:33 AM, PDT | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Mr. Popper's Penguins Directed by: Mark Waters Written by: Sean Anders, John Morris and Jared Stern (screenplay), Richard and Florence Atwater (novel) Starring: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino If you dismiss Mr. Popper's Penguins based on the trailer alone, you would be selling the movie short. The trailer makes the film look stupid to point of embarrassment. I had been dreading covering the film, but I have kids, so I usually cover family films.  I actually thought that I was taking one for the team when I agreed to review the film, but I found the film to be  charming and sweet, with just the right dose of Mr.Carrey.  I might have even gotten a little choked up. Carrey plays Mr. Popper, a slick businessman who specializes in real estate acquisitions in New York. He has set his sights on Tavern on the Green, a third generation family restaurant that has seen better days. »

- Shannon

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Top Ten: Ewan McGregor Performances

2 June 2011 8:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Tuesday Thursday Top Ten

With Ewan McGregor back in theaters with Beginners and with it being Moulin Rouge! week and all, how about a list of our top Ewan performances?

I have only the dimmest recollection of A Life Less Ordinary and I just didn't want to include that awful Star Wars prequel trilogy on principle (though Ewan survived it better than most of the actors) and it's possible I forgot something else... but here we go.

10 "Jerome" in The Pillow Book (1996)

I love Ewan's ballsy (ahem) taste in material... at least at that point in his career. His screen persona often reads sweet but he's quite a wild child in terms of the cinema.

09  "The Ghost" in The Ghost Writer (2010)

A tricky cipher part -- who is he really? we can't know -- that he pulled off well. It helps that the movie is so damn good: top ten list! »

- NATHANIEL R

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Interview: Ewan McGregor Doesn't Play "Gay" Characters. He Just Plays Characters.

2 June 2011 7:23 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Writer/director Mike Mills is a man who understands how to translate grief into art. After losing both of his parents within a few years of each other, he crafted a script for a movie based on his experiences, which includes the remarkable story of his father coming out of the closet at age 75 almost immediately after his wife’s death. This script eventually became the film Beginners.

Mills recently sat down for a round-table interview in New York, and was joined by cast members Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent (best known to American audiences for her role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds). The three discussed their work on Beginners, a low-budget production and a true labor of love for all involved.

Though much of the film deals with the sense of loss when a loved one passes away, Mills was determined not to create a pity party.

“Grief »

- Tim OLeary

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2 New Images from Crazy, Stupid, Love.

21 April 2011 6:44 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Warner Bros. has released two new hi-res images from its upcoming "romantic dramady" Crazy, Stupid, Love.. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (I Love You, Phillip Morris), the film stars Steve Carell as a man still reeling from his divorce when he begins taking advice from a ladies man played by Ryan Gosling. In addition to Carell and Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, and Kevin Bacon also star. Crazy, Stupid, Love. was penned by Dan Fogelman (Cars). Hit the jump to check out the new images. Crazy, Stupid, Love. rolls into theaters this summer on July 29th. In case you missed it, click here to check out the film's solid trailer from earlier this month. Here are the new images [click to enlarge]: Here's the official synopsis for Crazy, Stupid, Love.: At fortysomething, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream–good job, nice house, great kids »

- Jason Barr

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I Love You, Phillip Morris Blu-Ray Review

16 April 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

John Requa and Glenn Ficarra's I Love You, Phillip Morris arrived last year, but if you weren't paying very close attention to the movie listings at your local arthouse theater, you might have missed it.  The film stars Jim Carrey as an exceptionally gay con-man who will go to any lengths to keep himself happy, and-- according to rumor-- the film's sometimes-graphic gay sex scenes scared Hollywood away from opening the film like any other Jim Carrey-led comedy.  So, is it really that graphic?  Or were all those rumors much ado about nothing?  And does any of it really matter when the film's this funny?  Read on for our full I Love You, Phillip Morris review. The rumor most of us heard before John Requa and Glenn Ficarra's I Love You, Phillip Morris arrived was that Hollywood had been scared off of putting the film into wide »

- Scott Wampler

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I Love "I Love Phillip Morris"

14 April 2011 9:49 AM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

When a movie takes a long time to come to theaters after its festival premiere, there's a tendency to assume the worst. We forget sometimes that festivals are more about heat than quality, and that it's the hottest movies, not always the best ones, that are most quickly acquired and released. A lengthy interim between festival and release doesn't necessarily mean a movie is shelved because it's bad. It might just be a tough sell. I got a big-time reminder of that this week when I watched "I Love You Phillip Morris" by writer/directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.

Released late in 2010 almost two full years after its premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, "I Love You Phillip Morris" hybridizes and satirizes several different genres, most prominently the con man movie and the romantic comedy. Jim Carrey stars as Steven Russell, a police officer and family man who has »

- Matt Singer

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Modern Family And Glee Honored By GLAAD

13 April 2011 7:23 PM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

'Modern Family' and 'Glee' were honored at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) earlier this week. The hit TV shows were jointly named Best Comedy Series for their portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues (Lgbt) and 'Glee' co-stars Chris Colfer and Mike O'Malley accepted the prize alongside Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter.According to GLAAD, the prize is handed out to those who increase visibility and understanding of the Lgbt community. 'I Love You, Phillip Morris', starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, was named Outstanding Film on Limited Release, while 'Project Runway' won the reality TV award after featuring a contestant who publicly revealed he was HIV positive. The Stephen F. Kolzak Award, given to an openly gay member of the entertainment or media community for efforts to eliminate homophobia, was presented to NBC Entertainment »

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[DVD Review] I Love You Phillip Morris

11 April 2011 10:47 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

I Love You Phillip Morris is one of those really amazing films that unfortunately wound up kicking around film festivals and just could not find a distributor. Many people thought it was because the American audience was not prepared for gay sex scenes this explicit, and while there might be some truth in that, I do not think that is the reason why I Love You Phillip Morris could not find a distributor. Despite its difficulties getting into theaters, I really hope that I Love You Phillip Morris finds its audience on DVD and Blu-ray.

In I Love You Phillip Morris, Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) is living the suburban dream with his lovely Christian wife Debbie (Leslie Mann) when a near-death experience forces him to face the fact that he is gay. Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay. Steven leaves his wife and family, and he starts leading the high life »

- Rachel Kolb

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[TV] I Love You Phillip Morris

11 April 2011 10:47 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

I Love You Phillip Morris is one of those really amazing films that unfortunately wound up kicking around film festivals and just could not find a distributor. Many people thought it was because the American audience was not prepared for gay sex scenes this explicit, and while there might be some truth in that, I do not think that is the reason why I Love You Phillip Morris could not find a distributor. Despite its difficulties getting into theaters, I really hope that I Love You Phillip Morris finds its audience on DVD and Blu-ray.

In I Love You Phillip Morris, Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) is living the suburban dream with his lovely Christian wife Debbie (Leslie Mann) when a near-death experience forces him to face the fact that he is gay. Gay, gay, gay, gay, gay. Steven leaves his wife and family, and he starts leading the high life »

- Rachel Kolb

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I Love You, Phillip Morris Wins GLAAD Media Award

11 April 2011 10:50 AM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

On Sunday night, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards held in Los Angeles honored the best in pro-gay cinema, television, and journalism. Glee and Modern Family tied for the top comedy honors (while True Blood took home the drama trophy at an earlier New York ceremony), but the undisputed film champ was I Love You, Phillip Morris, which won for Outstanding Film -- Limited Release. Let's revisit some of the movie's excellent moments, since it's a hilarious and hair-raising tale of jailbreaking romance. »

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‘Modern Family’ and ‘Glee’ were honoured at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (IrishCentral)

11 April 2011 5:10 AM, PDT | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

Read more: ‘Glee’s’ Ryan Murphy pulls out of Will Smith “Annie” remake The hit Us TV shows were jointly named Best Comedy Series for their portrayal of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues (Lgbt) and ‘Glee’ co-stars Chris Colfer and Mike O’Malley accepted the prize alongside Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen and Ariel Winter. According to GLAAD, the prize is handed out to those who increase visibility and understanding of the Lgbt community. ‘I Love You, Phillip Morris’, starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, was named Outstanding Film on Limited Release, while ‘Project Runway’ won the reality TV award after featuring a contestant who publicly revealed he was HIV positive. The Stephen F. Kolzak Award, given to an openly gay member of the entertainment or media community for efforts to eliminate homophobia, was presented to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt by Dolly Parton. He has »

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‘I Love You Phillip Morris’

10 April 2011 7:37 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I Love You Phillip Morris

Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Screenplay by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

2009, USA

I Love You Phillip Morris opens with a disclaimer of sorts, assuring us that “This really happened. It really did.”  Such a blunt beginning not only establishes the film’s overall tone, but also serves as writer-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s license for outrageousness. There is certainly enough material in the true story of Steven Jay Russell, con artist and multiple prison escapee, to make for a riveting psychological drama. But this is not that movie. The film’s first ten minutes-where Steven, as played by Jim Carrey, narrates (in a voice as suspiciously wholesome and happy-go-lucky as that of Ned Flanders) his transition from family man/police officer to affluent gay man/con artist-play out as pure screwball dark comedy; and Ficarra and Riqua, who also co-wrote »

- Jonathan Youster

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