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We here at CinemaBlend are huge fans of Daniel Radcliffe, both in what he accomplished as Harry Potter, and in what he is trying to accomplish in a post-Potter career. The young actor hasn.t shied away from riskier properties as he expands how audiences will accept him on screen, from the Gothic horror of The Woman in Black to the bizarre dark comedy of Horns. Radcliffe has a new, offbeat and incredibly charming romantic comedy titled What If hitting theaters, and we want you guys to see it first . for free! Start out by watching the movie.s trailer. It.s the When Harry Met Sally. for a new generation. Now, how do you get to see it? There are screenings of What If playing in major cities around the country next week, and we can get you passes. Do you live in the following cities? Can you attend »
Growing up, Daniel Radcliffe always thought Harry Potter would die at the end of J.K. Rowling’s books. “Because of the prophecy with Lord Voldemort,” Radcliffe says on a recent afternoon in New York, between cigarette puffs. “I thought, ‘How is she going to get out of that one?’ ” He finally worked up the courage to ask the bestselling author when she came to see him in the London production of “Equus” in 2007. “I was happy to be proven wrong,” Radcliffe says. “For an actor, what more can you wish for? You get a death scene — and then you get more screen time.”
Even though Voldemort couldn’t finish off Potter, someone else has. The culprit is none other than Radcliffe himself, who was cast to play the boy wizard at the age of 11 in 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Over the next 10 years, the eight “Potter »
- Ramin Setoodeh
Michael Douglas is back being a cad in this weekend’s romantic comedy And So It Goes. No, friends, this isn’t a very obscure reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five.” Instead, “and so it goes” suggests that life goes on, no matter what gets thrown at you.
In the film, Oren’s (Douglas) big stumbling block later in life comes in the shape of his granddaughter (Sterling Jerins), for whom he’s now suddenly responsible. This wouldn’t be such a bad thing, but Oren is an insensitive, impolite, insolent realtor set in his ways.
- Sasha James
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in the appendix below) over the seven days leading up to their release, when marketing campaigns should be at their peak.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson faces off against two foes as Hercules: Scarlett Johansson goes one-on-one with The Great One as ass-kicking sci-fi star “Lucy” and Kellen Lutz, who played the same role in “Legend of Hercules” earlier this year. The “Twilight” favorite fought his way to an $8.8 million opening. It seems certain that WWE’s most electrifying man in all of entertainment will win the “Hercules” battle, but who will win this weekend’s war?
The Atlas-sian shoulders of Johnson have carried the weight of the marketing campaign. »
- Tobias Bauckhage
Chicago – “And So it Goes” can be summed up in its incredibly weak title, as just lazy hackery. In attempting to tell a story of redemption for a old white rich man, the film falls back on clichés, predictability, improbability, overdone physical comedy and stereotypes. The first-time pairing of Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, and the direction of old pro Rob Reiner, couldn’t overcome the stench of the hackneyed screenplay.
Rob Reiner’s ability to recognize good scripts seems to have faded. The man knows how to make American classics (“When Harry Met Sally…,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Princess Bride,” etc.), but can’t seem to find or identify the type of work lately that can keep his reputation sound. The Mark Andrus screenplay is just not interesting, and couldn’t have been interesting on paper. None of the characters have any depth, they are just given »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Rob Reiner has gotten a bad rap. His latest film, And So It Goes, will not change that. From Reiner's very first feature, This Is Spinal Tap in 1984, the filmmaker has trafficked freely in genial, heartfelt, genuine sentimentality, as well as a frank nostalgia for days gone by. That matched the tenor of the times, especially for film fans who felt swamped by the growing blockbuster mentality being cultivated in Hollywood. His films were never as raw or incendiary as the independent films that were increasingly demanding attention, but The Sure Thing, Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Misery, and A Few Good Men represent an impressive string of well-crafted, populist, mainstream movies In 1994, North was a major misfire,...
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The romantic comedy genre has a bad reputation. For every Barefoot In The Park, there are dozens of Runaway Brides. For every When Harry Met Sally, there are swarms of Giglis. Nobody sets out to make a bad movie, of course, but it seems that there is, generally, a disproportionate number of them in this particular film category. The question is, will What If be a rare quality entry, or will it end up in the bargain bin with The Holiday? Today, we are one step closer to finding out, with the release of two new clips.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe (Kill Your Darlings) and Zoe Kazan (It’s Complicated), the story muses on the well-worn possibility that the love of your life could actually be your best friend. Based on a play by T.J Dawe and Michael Rinaldi, and adapted by Elan Mastai, the story centres on a young »
- Sarah Myles
He’s played a boy wizard, stepped into extremely dark and serious roles, and now Daniel Radcliffe is delving into romance in his new comedy What If. The film, which hits theaters on Aug. 8, has been called a “modern day When Harry Met Sally” and costars Zoe Kazan and Girls’ Adam Driver. To commemorate his first rom-com, the Harry Potter star, 25, spoke with Elle about his own relationships and losing his virginity. “I’m one of the few people who seem to have had a really good first [...] »
Written by Mark Andrus
Directed by Rob Reiner
While most movies end with ‘happily ever after’, real life is rarely that generous. Rob Reiner’s latest romantic-comedy, And So It Goes, ponders the challenges of love and loss for the senior set. Though it has the noblest of intentions, there’s just not enough romance or comedy to warrant a recommendation. Even the considerable charms of Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton aren’t enough to distract you from the glacial pacing and familiar storylines.
Douglas plays Oren Little, an embittered widower whose only kind words are reserved for potential clients of his real estate agency. All Oren wants is to sell his family home and retire to a sleepy little village in Vermont. Living next door to him is the ever-cheery widow, Leah (Diane Keaton), who spends her evenings cultivating a second career as a middling lounge singer. »
- J.R. Kinnard
Chicago – Rob Reiner has lived two distinct show business lives. He played a major role in one of the most famous television shows in history, “All in the Family,” and broke out afterward as a classic American film director, with hits such as “This is Spinal Tap” and “The Princess Bride.” His latest film is “And So it Goes.”
The film stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, as an older couple discovering a connection that on the surface seems highly unlikely. This is Rob Reiner’s 15th feature film as director, after such classics as “The Sure Thing,” “Stand By Me,” “When Harry Met Sally…,” “Misery,” “A Few Good Men,” “The American President” and “Ghosts of Mississippi.” Michael Douglas last worked with Reiner when he portrayed the title character in “The American President.” Reiner himself performs a small supporting role in “And So it Goes.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Actress and writer Lisa Jane Persky played Alice, the married redhead who counsels Sally (Meg Ryan) and Marie (Carrie Fisher), in When Harry Met Sally. On the occasion of the film's 25th anniversary, she agreed to share some thoughts with Vulture. I just watched When Harry Met Sally for the first time since the premiere. I’m very excited about it, as much as I was when it opened. I tend not to watch things I’m in again for a loooong time. It’s always easier to be objective about and more forgiving of myself after at least a decade — but in this case, only a few months before shooting the film, my best friend (a man, no less) had shuffled off this mortal coil quite unexpectedly. It was my first time in New York without him, and it was a big adjustment; I assumed that revisiting the film »
- Lisa Jane Persky
Meg Ryan returned to the scene of the crime 25 years later ... the city where she first banged Harry.As NYC delis were filled with people recreating the famous orgasm scene in honor of the 25th anniversary of "When Harry Met Sally" ... the 52-year-old actress strolled in relative anonymity outside her hotel.Meg was the narrator of the pilot spinoff, "How I Met Your Dad." But we're told CBS passed on the show.Sally is no longer with Harry. »
- TMZ Staff
"No one has ever quoted me back to me before," Jess (Bruno Kirby) says to Marie (Carrie Fisher) in When Harry Met Sally (which is 25 years old this week). What exactly was she quoting? His New York Magazine story, about how restaurants are the new going out. As people who have access to the archives, and as fans of (arguably!) the film's best couple, we thought it fit to imagine what Jess's work might've looked like. »
- Lindsey Weber,Jed Egan
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks. This week is the 25th anniversary of the release of When Harry Met Sally, and to commemorate the occasion, Vulture counted down the 25 best romantic comedies that have arrived in its wake. It's a pretty surprising list, including a number of fairly dramatic pictures that I wouldn't necessarily call rom-coms, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (though they make a good effort to toss it into the Screwball subgenre), Punch-Drunk Love and The Silver Linings Playbook. The folks at Vulture also left out a number of favorites, warranting a whole other post explaining the omission of 10 titles, including Love Actually, Pretty Woman and the Before Sunrise...
- Christopher Campbell
In honor of the 25th anniversary of the iconic romantic comedy, we remember the 25 best quotes!
Behold, 25 of our favorite When Harry Met Sally quotes!
1. "I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." -Harry's epic declaration »
They’ll have what she’s having! In 1989 director Rob Reiner and late screenwriter Nora Ephron created one of the most iconic romantic comedies of all time, When Harry Met Sally. The smash followed Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) through years of friendship before the pals became romantic. This groundbreaking classic paved the way for a proliferation of couples on the big and small screen, who started out as friends before finally moving to the next level. On the 25th anniversary of When Harry Met [...] »
When crafting a romantic comedy, there are a few films that are widely considered to make up the gold standard—and believe it or not, they’re not generally associated with Nicholas Sparks. When people discuss the greatest romantic comedies of all time, they often talk about Sleepless in Seattle, Annie Hall, and, inevitably, Rob Reiner’s 1989 rom-com When Harry Met Sally. With Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in the title roles, When Harry Met Sally gave viewers a lot more than a catchphrase (“I’ll have what she’s having”). It gave viewers a love story for the ages. »
- Samantha Highfill
The story of Harry and Sally is fine and all, but there are better couples in Rob Reiner‘s 1989 rom-com classic. And I’m not talking about Bruno Kirby and Carrie Fisher, either. For the 25th anniversary of When Harry Met Sally, I’d like to shine a light on the characters only credited as “documentary couples.” These seven pairs of adorable elderly folk are based on true stories, each one said to have been plucked from real people by screenwriter Nora Ephron. But we don’t know anything more about any of them. The actual couples don’t appear in the film but instead are portrayed by actors. Wonderful, old actors. Some of whom are still alive! Before we get to know each of these actors, let’s watch their appearances in Whms and once again enjoy the tales of fated spouses. “Arthur, you see that girl? I’m going to marry her.” The »
- Christopher Campbell
Today marks the 25th anniversary of When Harry Met Sally, one of Vulture’s favorite comedies ever, so we hope you can forgive us for going hog-wild on it. We feel bad about it, so please accept ... ooh, look at these photos that just came in from the movie’s premiere back on July 13, 1989! Why, that’s Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, then still a happily married couple with iconic hers-and-his Vanity Fair and Spy magazine covers on the horizon. They were joined at the screening by such ’80s curios as Judd Nelson and Scott Baio, as well as other well-known and dimly familiar faces. As you click through the slideshow, we predict that you will say the following things: Whoa! (see slide No. 3); Wow! (slide No. 14); and Baby fish mouth! (every single slide, just because that quote is useful in every situation). »
- John Sellers
Here's how much Dawn of the Planet of the Apes actually made - Moviefone What critics said about When Harry Met Sally . . . in 1989 - HuffPost Entertainment Why Disney's Aladdin is secretly horrifying - Cracked The Real Housewives of New Jersey is off to a fresh start - BuddyTV There's a new vampire headed to Mystic Falls - The Vampire Diaries The verdict on Zach Braff's fan-sourced new movie - Rotten Tomatoes Ben Kingsley is coming to TV on a King Tut show - The Hollywood Reporter Sam & Cat has been canceled by Nickelodeon - Popsugar Moms »
- Maggie Pehanick
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