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Film Review: ‘Jellyfish Eyes’

14 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Like the megalomaniac in a one-dimensional Hollywood blockbuster, Takashi Murakami won’t be satisfied with anything less than world domination. So what better way for the influential Japanese artist to expand his grip on the popular imagination than by making a children’s movie with massive commercial appeal? That was the idea anyway, although Murakami’s “Jellyfish Eyes” failed to connect with local auds when released in April 2013, leaving the likably dopey pseudo-Spielbergian pastiche — which blends Godzilla movies, Pokemon cartoons and other stock fantasy elements with disappointingly generic results — to do the rounds of special-event screenings at international film festivals and museums.

Often likened to Andy Warhol in the way his output attempts to elevate low culture to a position of artistic respect, Murakami couldn’t have chosen a more different entree into filmmaking from his idol. Whereas Warhol’s first cinematic forays were edgy, sexually transgressive works that played »

- Peter Debruge

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Chris Pratt French Braids Intern's Hair During Interview

24 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Chris Pratt is a man with many talents! The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight, where the host asked Pratt to demonstrate his hair braiding skills. The sexy "Parks and Recreation" star posted a picture to his Instagram account earlier this year, showing off a braid he did in his wife Anna Faris' hair."This is a weird thing to brag about but I did that glorious french braid. #Baller #man #ManBraid #RealMenBraid #isItBrade? #SpellingQuestion #StillBallerTho #WhyIsItFrench??? #ICallItAFreedomBraid #GoUsa," he captioned the candid snap.Check out the video above to see how Pratt does under pressure! Clearly, Chris has no problem when is comes to styling women's hair ... and we're sure he made that lucky intern's whole year with that hairdo. Plus, we love how she said he had a "tender" touch and soft hands -- so cute! What do you think of the actor's braiding skills? »

- tooFab Staff

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Earth to Echo movie review: not good enough for me

24 July 2014 7:53 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

An inoffensive time-passer for youngsters, but adult genre fans who recall the 80s classics it draws on — E.T. and The Goonies — will be bored. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Well, for one, the title makes no sense. Earth to Echo might be the thing to call a sequel to this rather shameless mashup of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial and The Goonies, but it refers to absolutely nothing here that we can see. Three tween pals in Nevada — Alex (Teo Halm), Tuck (Brian “Astro” Bradley), and Chunk Munch (Reese Hartwig) — set off on a mysterious treasure hunt directed by strange maps that appear on their cell phones and discover a tiny alien robot-creature they dub Echo (for how it echoes their voices) who needs their help to reassemble some sort of device so it can, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Earth To Echo review

24 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Three young friends meet a robot alien in Earth To Echo. Here's Pete's review of a sweet yet uneven family film...

Some of the most memorable family films to come out of America in the 1980s told the stories of ordinary young children (often boys) flung into extraordinary scenarios. Movies such as E.T., The Goonies and Flight Of The Navigator captured our hearts and our imaginations, and have never truly let go of them.

This is particularly true for the makers of Earth To Echo, whose film is an unashamed homage to those beloved classics. It tells the story of three friends spending their final night together before leaving town. Having received mysterious signals on their mobile phones, and seeking one last adventure together, they get more than they bargained for when they find Echo, a small alien robot who needs their help if he is to find his way home. »

- ryanlambie

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Just When You Thought Chris Pratt Couldn't Get Any Dreamier, He French Braided a Girl's Hair During an Interview

23 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Here's a new fantasy to add to your Chris Pratt spank bank: You're alone in a romantic location—but not cheesy romantic, sexy romantic. Maybe a cabin in the woods? Maybe a bungalow on the beach? We don't know your life. In this scenario, he's not married to Anna Farris, because stealing another woman's husband is wrong. And with the tenderest of touch...he leans in...and French braids your hair. Yo, Chris Pratt can French braid really well! He can French the hell out of a braid! And he did just that for one lucky intern during a recent Entertainment Tonight interview: That touch! That technique! We would book all our appointments at a salon where we could talk »

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Whitney Houston's Mom Cissy Houston Speaks Out Against Lifetime Biopic: "Let Her Rest"

23 July 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Bobbi Kristina isn't the only one who has a problem with Lifetime's upcoming Whitney Houston biopic. The late superstar's mom, Cissy Houston, also objects, and pleaded Tuesday, July 22, for the network to just let her daughter rest in peace. "Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family's objections," Cissy, 80, told Entertainment Tonight of the made-for-tv film, I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story. "No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her [...] »

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Chris Pratt Is Wonderful at French Braiding Hair (Video)

23 July 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Pratt was asked to French braid an intern's hair during a recent interview and the muscular, manly action star performed admirably. The “Guardians of the Galaxy,” who plays leader Star-Lord in the film,  sat down with “Entertainment Tonight's” Rob Marciano to discuss both the Marvel movie and 2015's “Jurassic World,” but the conversation quickly took an unexpected turn toward hair. See video: Chris Pratt Has 12 Percent of a Plan in New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Clip They show him an Instagram photo of a woman's French braided hair; it was one Pratt had posted to his account, along »

- Travis Reilly

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Whitney Houston's mom speaks out against upcoming biopic

23 July 2014 10:44 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston’s mother, is speaking out against Lifetime’s upcoming biopic about her late daughter. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, she said her family is “exhausted by the continuing misinformation” and pleaded to “let rest.”

“In the two years since Whitney’s death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her,” Cissy said. “I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn’t know her. We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered »

- Ariana Bacle

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Whitney Houston's Mother Blasts Lifetime Biopic: ‘Please Let Her Rest’

23 July 2014 10:38 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lifetime is once again drawing ire about one of its biopics from the family of its subject. Whitney Houston‘s mother, Cissy Houston, has issued a blistering statement regarding Lifetime's upcoming film about her deceased daughter, pleading with the network to “please let her rest.” See photo: Yaya DaCosta Strikes Iconic Whitney Houston Pose in First Look at Lifetime Biopic Arista/EW In the statement provided to Entertainment Tonight, Houston said the deceased singer's family objects to the film, and is “exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments” from people who did not know the “How Will I Know” singer, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Chris Pratt Proves He Can Do an Impressive French Braid by Doing One Mid-Interview

23 July 2014 9:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Sometimes the worst thing a journalist can do is reference a random thing a celebrity did or said on the internet and make them talk about it. But other times, that's the best thing to do. In this case, it's the latter, as an interview with Entertainment Tonight turned into Chris Pratt French-braiding the hair of an intern because of that one time he boasted on Instagram about French-braiding his wife Anna Faris's hair. In case you didn't believe before that it was Pratt who did the braid, now we know for sure that it was. He is great at braids! Get him a gig on Game of Thrones. »

- Lindsey Weber

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Earth to Echo Review

23 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Those polarising threats of a Goonies remake lose some of their power this week with the release of Earth to Echo. David Green’s bittersweet anthem for alienated youth is so profoundly in love with the 1983 classic that The Goonies could be credited as supporting cast. Yet the tender delivery of this adoration is such that the frequent nods to it are entirely forgivable. By acknowledging the singularly treacherous tightrope between childhood and adolescence with generosity, Earth to Echo forges a fresh path over this well trodden ground. This is jointly achieved by the guilelessness of the four young leads and the clever incorporation of social media as narrator.

Our Goonies are Alex, Tuck and Munch – The Mulberry Ballers Club. A trio of misfits in the Las Vegas ‘burbs, bonded by their exclusion from the in-crowd. Munch (Reese Hartwig) is Data 2.0 – techie, eccentric and unintentionally hilarious. Foster kid Alex (Teo Halm »

- Emily Breen

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Whitney Houston's Mom Blasts Lifetime Biopic: 'Let Her Rest'

23 July 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Whitney Houston's mom, Cissy Houston, has come out firmly against the planned Lifetime biopic about her daughter, releasing a scathing statement to Entertainment Tonight. Photos Whitney Houston 1963-2012: The Iconic Singer's Life and Career in Pictures "Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family's objections," the statement reads. "No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby [Brown]. In the two years since Whitney's death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe

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- Katie Atkinson, Billboard

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Vanessa Lachey Shares Adorable Picture of Blooming Baby Bump, First Instagram Since Pregnancy Announcement

23 July 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Blooming! Vanessa Lachey's baby bump has popped. And she returned to Instagram to share a picture of her blossoming figure on Tuesday, July 22—the first time since her second pregnancy announcement. Lachey, 33, is a prolific Instagram poster but for over a month had only been sharing pictures of husband Nick Lachey, 40, and son Camden, 2. while she kept her baby secret. On Tuesday, the Entertainment Tonight star was ready to debut her growing pregnancy bump, after her husband's July 15 Twitter announcement that the Lachey family [...] »

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7 Greatest Fictional Moon Landings in the Movies

21 July 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There’s nothing like the Moon for cinema. It’s been a fascination for fiction from way before motion pictures were invented, but it’s had a very special place in the history of film. From the beginning, at least as early as 1896 when Georges Melies created a lunar-based dream for A Nightmare (watch it here), filmmakers have been portraying our planet’s natural satellite in all kinds of ways. One of the most famous movie images of all time is a silhouetted bicycle in front of a giant full moon, in E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Even one of the Hollywood studios incorporates a crescent moon in its logo. One of the reasons the Moon is so interesting for cinema is that for the majority of the art form it was still a relatively unknown thing. Then, 45 years ago today (or yesterday, depending on where you are in the world), man touched ground on its surface and »

- Christopher Campbell

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Alexandra Shipp To Replace Zendaya Coleman In Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic

18 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic has a new star in Alexandra Shipp, who has taken on the role following Zendaya Coleman’s departure from the project.

Alexandra Shipp Starring In Aaliyah Biopic

Talk show host Wendy Williams, who is executive producing the made-for-tv movie, announced the casting news on Twitter Friday. “I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase,” she wrote. "Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah.”

I'm excited to exec produce the Aaliyah @lifetimetv movie w/ @DebraMChase. Prod starts later this month and @AlexShipppp will play Aaliyah.

Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) July 18, 2014

Shipp is best known for playing KT Rush in Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis. She’s also appeared in ABC Family’s Switched at Birth and Showtime’s Ray Donovan.

Before Shipp stepped into the titular role, Disney star Zendaya Coleman was tapped to play the R&B singer that tragically died »

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TVLine Items: CW Renews Whose Line, Jaime Pressly Joins Mom and More

18 July 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Whose renewal is it anyway?

The CW’s improv-comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway? (obviously), which got picked up today for a 24-episode Season 3, to debut in 2015.

Related CW Boss Defends Beast Renewal, Offers Supernatural Spin-Off Update, Drops Dixie Pregnancy Bombshell

The show features Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and a weekly guest putting their improv skills to the test — with host Aisha Tyler keeping score.

Related TNT Renews Major Crimes and Last Ship; Falling Skies Gets Final Season

Ready for more tubular news nuggets? Here ya go…

* An answer has finally been given to the age-old question, »

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Week in Review: Tommy Wiseau might have a TV show (or not)

18 July 2014 6:32 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Week in Review rounds up the best of the rest of film and TV news hitting the web this week. Check out the rest of the Sos Blog for more news updates. 

When Tommy Wiseau, the director of self-proclaimed masterpiece The Room (i.e. one of the best worst cult movies ever made), isn’t touring around college campuses and dodging chucked spoons at midnight screenings of his own film, or better yet, trying to play a video game, he’s presumably still out there being the auteur he thinks he is. Those desperate to know what he’d be up to next need wait no longer, as Wiseau has shared a clip from an upcoming sitcom he’s made called The Neighbors. Naturally, it looks awesome.

The clip for the show, as well as the show’s website, says it will premier on “Comedy.TV” this September. Except that might be a total lie, »

- Brian Welk

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‘Et’ Co-Host Rob Marciano Heading to ‘Good Morning America’ (Exclusive)

17 July 2014 12:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rob Marciano is leaving his co-hosting job at “Et” to join “Gma,” an ABC News insider told TheWrap. He will serve as chief meteorologist for “Weekend Good Morning America” and as part of ABC News’ extreme weather team headed up by Ginger Zee. As part of the team, Marciano will appear across other ABC News properties. Also read: Rob Marciano Exiting as Co-Host of ‘Entertainment Tonight’ (Exclusive) Zee previously served as the weather anchor of “Weekend Gma.” She was promoted in December to take over Sam Champion's duties at “Gma” when he left for The Weather Channel. Marciano's exact start date hasn't yet been. »

- Jethro Nededog

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TVLine Items: Vampire Diaries Adds 2, Disney's Haunted Mansion and More

17 July 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The Vampire Diaries’ new doctor is in.

Marco James (The Client List) has been tapped for a recurring role on Season 6 of the CW drama, TheWrap reports.

The actor will play Liam, a “cocky yet good-natured” med student at Whitmore College, who comes from a family of doctors. Liam will first appear on the show’s Season 6 premiere, airing Thursday, Oct. 2.

Related  The CW Fall Schedule Revealed: The Originals on the Move, Flash Paired With Supernatural

Rectify‘s Jayson Warner Smith has also signed on for Season 6, appearing in at least two episodes as the owner of a high-end hot rod shop. »

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Elaine Stritch, Broadway Legend and Three-Time Emmy Winner, Dead at 89

17 July 2014 10:02 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Elaine Stritch, a Broadway legend who won three Primetime Emmy Awards in the latter part of her career, died this morning at the age of 89, according to Entertainment Tonight.

While the actress and singer made her name on the Great White Way — scoring five Tony nominations from 1955 to 2001, including a win for her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty — TV fans might best remember her as Colleen Donaghy, irascible mother of Alec Baldwin’s network chief Jack on 30 Rock.

Stritch scored five Emmy nominations as Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the 30 Rock role, and took home the statuette »

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