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- The Hollywood Interview.com
Ok Ladies — cancel your Monday night plans — you have a date with a hot, new Bachelor!
Re-meet Jake Pavelka — one hunk of a pilot! Get ready to get aboard his search for true love on the new season of ABC’s The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love, which premieres next Monday, Jan. 4 at 8:00 p.m. Est. Even though Jillian Harris broke his heart last season on The Bachelorette, he’s apparently licked his wounds long enough and is ready for 25 girls to now vie for His affections — tough assignment! But, Jake, just be careful in this race. Remember, you are on a reality TV show and not everyone might be there for the Right reasons. As we have already seen in the preview videos, someone is sneaking behind your back with someone else in the house! Consider yourself warned. We wonder who it could be…
Watch Jake’s ABC interview Here. »
Meg Ryan has been spotted holidaying in Hawaii looking thin and gaunt, suggesting she may be taking trimness a little too seriously, according to reports. Strolling on a beach in Hawaii two years ago, she looked toned and healthy as she carried her adopted daughter Daisy True in her arms. Meanwhile, back on the Hawaiian sands this week, she looked paler and a lot thinner. The tired-looking star also lacked the youthful glow she sported when becoming such a firm favourite in When Harry Met Sally. The actress is taking a break with family and friends after her latest movie, Serious Moonlight, opened to a slating from critics in America earlier this month. It »
- Ellie Pratt
Sometimes on-screen sex scenes are just sex…not sexy. The Frisky points to a list on YourTango detailing the 10 worst sex scenes of 2009: The Watchmen: Two superheroes have sex on a spaceship…with Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” playing in the background. Enough said. The Ugly Truth: Katherine Heigl’s orgasm-in-a-restaurant scene just can’t live up to the original from When Harry Met Sally . Bruno: Sacha Baron Cohen’s entire film is chock-full of awkward, cringe-inducing sex scenes—how can you choose just one? Grey’s Anatomy: Katherine Heigl scores a second spot on the list by having sex with a ghost—even if it »
Short but certainly not sweet, this 84-minute black comedy probably wouldn't make good date-night viewing, unless a break-up was on the agenda as well. It's a mean-spirited meditation on marriage gone wrong, but worse than that, it's simply a bad film and a poor legacy for its talented screenwriter.
Hal Hartley favorite Adrienne Shelly was killed in 2006, just months before the release of her directorial debut, Waitress, which she also wrote. The script for Serious Moonlight was left behind after her death, and her husband, Andy Ostroy, sought to bring the project to the screen. Shelly's Waitress co-star Cheryl Hines makes her own directorial debut, but even her solid cast can't save this film from feeling unpolished and unfinished.
With An Education still sucking up plaudits like a child in a spaghetti commercial, its director Lone Scherfig is in negotiations over her next project, which will see her tackle another novel adaptation.One Day, the most recent novel by David Nicholls - who also penned the similarly silver screen-friendly Starter For 10 - is a high-comcept rom-com-friendly novel about two friends who have a brief fling at their university graduation in 1988, and then meet up one day a year for the next 20 years.So far so When Harry Met Sally At Four Weddings, but it’s another classy literary step for Scherfig as, despite its commercial credentials, One Day was described by The Times as “the best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up!” Unfortunately, nobody at Empire Towers has read What a Carve Up! (there were no lightsabers in it, so we passed), but »
If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend seeing An Education when you get the chance. That fantastic British period drama features a performance by Carey Mulligan that I truly hope wins the Best Lead Actress Oscar next March. Speaking of which, Focus Features just announced (via THR) that An Education director Lone Scherfig will next direct a new romantic comedy for them called One Day. The screenplay is based on a novel of the same name by British author David Nicholls and is being written by Nicholls himself. This will be third English language film for Denmark-born Scherfig, who is really taking off with An Education. One Day is about a boy and a girl, Dexter and Emma, who meet for the first time during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to meet one day a year for the next 20 years. In When Harry Met Sally fashion, the »
- Alex Billington
The Danish helmer is in negotiations to helm "One Day," a romantic comedy based on a novel by British author David Nicholls set up at Focus. Nina Jacobson is producing via her Color Force banner along with Random House Films.
"Day" revolves around Dexter and Emma, who meet for the first time during their graduation in 1988 and proceed to meet one day a year for the next 20 years. In "When Harry Met Sally ..." fashion, the story tracks their lives and loves until they realize they were meant for each other.
Nicholls, repped by CAA and the U.K.'s Independent Talent Group, is adapting his novel. The author also did double duty with "Starter for 10." Random House is publishing the novel next year in the U.S.; it has been released in the U.K.
Jacobson is »
- By Borys Kit
Wonder what Drew Barrymore thinks about this?
Justin “I’m a Mac” Long has a major cougar crush! On Meg Ryan!!
“It’s not a secret. Growing up, Meg Ryan, that was it. She was my number one,” Justin told us at the Dec. 3 premiere of his new flick, Serious Moonlight. “Not a lot has changed. Especially having gotten to know her. She could not be cooler and funnier and more down to Earth. It was a weird kind of childhood fantasy come true.”
So, Justin — what does your longtime girlfriend Drew Barrymore think about all this?
Well, there’s really no reason for her to be jealous. Drew and Justin are back together and seem happier than ever. In fact, their love does kind of resemble the kind Meg Ryan’s character found in When Harry Met Sally!
“Love like that … I think you need to have that kind »
Timothy Hutton spends most of Serious Moonlight, an irritating new comedy from director Cheryl Hines, duct-taped to a toilet. Serious Moonlight is 84 excruciating minutes of sub-sitcom dialogue, grating characters and a whole lot of shouting and I felt as though I was duct-taped to my theatre seat forced to watch the most labored, obnoxious movie I’ve sat through all year. Serious Moonlight is not interestingly odious, excitingly embarrassing, or cultishly screwed-up. It’s just dull, claustrophobic, and worst of all – never for a moment funny. Seriously.
Serious Moonlight begins when high-powered attorney Louise (Meg Ryan) arrives home early to surprise husband of 13 years Ian (Hutton) and finds flower petals strewn about the house. The romantic gesture is not for her but in anticipation of a visit by Ian’s much younger mistress, Sara (Kristen Bell), whom he expects to whisk off to Paris the next day and propose marriage. »
Here are the answers to yesterday’s weekly Sunday Movie Quiz. If you missed the quiz yesterday, go here and give it a try before you look at the answers. Hope you had fun, and will come back for another quiz next Sunday.
Movie Quotes – Name the films
1 I’ll have what she’s having. – When Harry Met Sally
2 Yes Miss Daisy, I be honking. – The Long Kiss Goodnight
3 So, um, we think we should discuss the bonus situation… – Alien
4 Alrighty then. – Ace Ventura – Pet Detective
5 Watch out for that first step, it’s a doozy. – Groundhog Day
6 It’s like looking in a mirror, only, not. – Face/Off
7 Hi, I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork, how have you been? – Grosse Point Blank
8 You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly, but I bet you ain’t never seen a donkey fly. – Shrek
9 Tell me about it, »
- Barry Steele
Chicago – Here’s an alleged romantic comedy as clueless about romance as it is about comedy. It has a premise designed to illustrate how women think with their minds, while men think with their nether regions. Yet the male and female leads of “The Ugly Truth” are practically indistinguishable from each other. They’re both overly judgmental, profoundly self-absorbed, and thoroughly reprehensible. Neither of them would dream of dating a member of the opposite sex that didn’t meet their rigid list of superficial expectations based on physical features. These two people are clearly made for each other.
Blu-Ray Rating: 1.5/5.0
Too bad they’re played by Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, two of the most energetic and generally appealing stars in Hollywood. Their inherent likability directly conflicts with their unlikable characters. Heigl plays a TV producer who has all the warmth of Kate Gosselin, while Butler plays a local cable »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie QuotesGone with the Wind (1939)
The Godfather (1972)
“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” —Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.
On the Waterfront (1954)
“You don’t understand! »
When Harry Met Sally (1989) No, no, you did not have great sex with Sheldon. A Sheldon can do your income taxes. If you need a root canal, Sheldon’s your man. But humpin’ and pumpin’ is not Sheldon’s strong suit. It’s the name. “Do it to me, Sheldon. You’re an animal, Sheldon. Ride me, big Shel-don.” Doesn’t work. Synopsis Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) meet while sharing a ride from Chicago to New York City after college. After some awkward situations and interesting conversation, they part ways a little less than amicably. Five years later, they bump into each other again, and once again part under less than ideal conditions. Five more years go by and both have seen their share of love’s ups and downs. This time, however, their friendship is able to blossom, and as it develops the central question of the film is tested: “Can »
- Paul Sileo
I wasn't quite sure how to properly word the headline for this post considering I want to make sure you understand I am talking about the season pretty much running from Thanksgiving to Christmas, but I also want to make sure you know the film itself doesn't have to necessarily be about the holidays.
Take Die Hard for instance, it's set during Christmas time, but it isn't a Christmas film. However, it fits in with what I am looking for here. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Eyes Wide Shut, Fanny and Alexander, Batman Returns, Gremlins, The Thin Man and When Harry Met Sally are other examples. Hell, I would even say Rocky IV and Lethal Weapon count. As a matter of fact, I would say the non-Christmas, Christmas movies are the more interesting additions. How about The Shining or even Psycho?
Then, of course, I personally love films such as Love, »
- Brad Brevet
Ya’ know, since it’s Halloween coming up at the end of the month, I thought it would be appropriate to make a list of the top 5 movies that, for whatever reason, just scared the hell out of me. It may not be the entire movie, maybe it was just a particular scene/moment; they may not be the technically Best horror movies (they may not even be strictly “horror” per se.), but just something about them had me hiding behind the pillow, jumping at every noise, looking through the cracks in my fingers, thinking about it for days afterwards, and… changing my underwear — okay, too much information…
Before I get on with the list, just know that (like every list) this is purely opinion and therefore it obviously isn’t going to match Your list. If a movie that you find particularly scary isn’t on my list then »
- Ross Miller
"Up," directed by Pete Docter, will be recognized with the Animation Award, while "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and its visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar are set to receive the Visual Effects Award.
Ephron, who adapted "Julie & Julia," which she also directed, from the books "Julie & Julia" by Julie Powell and "My Life in France" by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme, will receive the Screenwriter Awards. Among her other credits are "Heartburn," "Silkwood," "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle." »
- By Gregg Kilday
Billy Crystal is counting the cost of having a large family - the funnyman is anticipating a massive construction bill after various delays to the expansion of his California home.
The When Harry Met Sally star and his wife Janice will be grandparents for the third time when their daughter gives birth in October, and they were hoping to surprise their expanding family with a new play area in their Pacific Palisades home.
But the project has been hit by a slew of setbacks - and Crystal admits he has no idea how expensive the invoice will be when he's billed for the home improvements.
He says, "They (the builders) have been there way too long... They've been there 18 months and the foreman says it's going to be another six or seven... Years? Who knows.
"Basically we have Iraq next door. We don't know when it's stopping, how much it's going to cost us... It's been awful." »
Here's Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in NYC yesterday (left) -- and "When Harry Met Sally" star Meg Ryan at some event back in 1988 (right).Ain't no one having "Sex" with that hair.We're just sayin'. See Also Madonna: Can We Tawk?! ...
I have been following Aaron Aradillas and Matt Zoller Seitz's video features detailing what they refer to as "A Tale of Two Summers," which re-examines summer movies released in 1984 and 1989 and putting them in context of the politics and popular culture that surrounded their release and tries to show how they eventually led to the entertainment that dominates today. The series is featured at L Magazine as well as being posted at The House Next Door (keep your eyes on that site, it's a good one) and Parts 1 and 2, covering 1984, are both online. The following parts 3-5 will be looking at the summer of 1989. With these two parts the boys take a look at Reagan, Ghostbusters, MTV, soundtracks, Risky Business, Sixteen Candles, Purple Rain, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Red Dawn, Gremlins, Steven Spielberg and the advent of the PG-13 rating, They aren't short, but if you »
- Brad Brevet
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