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Love triangles in movies are nothing new, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is certainly no exception. In the latest installment of the popular franchise, we see the further development—and the increased drama—of the relationships between Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth). And so, after watching the sequel, as thousands of others clearly did over the weekend, it got us thinking about some other relatively recent flicks in which a third party can often create complications. 1. My Best Friend's Wedding: This 1997 romantic comedy found Julia Roberts' Julianne trying to sabotage the nuptials of her, well, best friend »
When she came on the scene in the mid-1990s, Cameron Diaz was a sweet-faced ingénue playing the adorable love interests in kooky comedies like The Mask, There's Something About Mary, and My Best Friend's Wedding. But with age, Diaz has been given the chance to work against her looks, whether it be dumbing them down with frizzy hair in Being John Malkovich or becoming a tattooed and terrifying sexual deviant in The Counselor. But apparently, in the upcoming Annie remake, she takes her chameleon craft a step further. Behold: Ms. Hannigan! I want you to meet someone. Her name is Ms.Hannigan. She ain't nice and she ain't pretty. #Annie pic.twitter.com/yRATzM6Oai. Cameron (@CameronDiaz) November 12, 2013 Sharing on Twitter, Diaz herself says Hannigan "ain't pretty." This might be true. The dye-job is rough, while her hair is frizzy. The jewelry is remarkably cheap and garish looking. »
Reunited and they look so good! Julia Roberts joined her My Best Friend's Wedding costar Dermot Mulroney on stage at Monday's Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., more than 16 years after their characters captured hearts in the feel-good romantic comedy. The actors accepted the Hollywood Ensemble Award for their upcoming movie, August: Osage County in a room packed with industry heavy-hitters including Sandra Bullock, Harrison Ford and Harvey Weinstein. Garry Marshall, who presented the award, gushed about Roberts' acting prowess and motherly nature. "She was giving [...] »
Rupert Everett had his breakthrough moment, commercially speaking, when he co-starred in "My Best Friend's Wedding" and stole every single scene he was in. It's a familiar story… someone has a big moment in a supporting role in a comedy and suddenly studios start developing material specifically for them to see if they can carry films on their own. Right now, Melissa McCarthy's having her moment like that, thanks to "Bridesmaids," and so far, thanks to the box-office of "Identity Thief" and "The Heat," it seems like it's working. For Everett, the summer of 1997 was the moment when it all »
- Drew McWeeny
Julia Roberts took a break from promoting her new film, August: Osage County, this week to run some errands in Malibu. Julia stars alongside Meryl Streep and her My Best Friend's Wedding costar Dermot Mulroney in the film, but on Wednesday she was joined by her husband, Danny Moder, and their 8-year-old daughter, Hazel, to pick up some magazines. Phinnaeus, Hazel's twin, and son Henry, 6, apparently did not come along for the newsstand outing. Just last week, Julia made her red carpet comeback at the Toronto International Film Festival, trading this laid-back pastel pink outfit for a bright red Dolce & Gabbana dress. Julia made sure to get some family fun in before her busy Fall, hitting the beach in Malibu ahead of Labor Day with her sons and husband for some boogie boarding and relaxation. »
- Annie Gabillet
Caption this: My Best Friend's Wedding! Sir Patrick Stewart and wife Sunny Ozell shared the first photo from their beautiful Saturday, Sept. 7 wedding. The 73-year-old British actor had his good friend Ian McKellen standing next to him -- as the officiant! Stewart and Ozell, 35, tied the knot beside Lake Tahoe in front of approximately 100 guests including family and friends, the X-Men star's rep tells Us Weekly. In the photo, costar McKellen, 74, stands between the bride and groom holding a binder and wearing a [...] »
The Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end, and we've been lucky to see some of the biggest names in film filter in through the Canadian city. Jennifer Aniston paired up with her costars Tim Robbins and Will Forte for a cocktail party in celebration of their film, Life of Crime, and Julia Roberts and Dermot Mulroney gave My Best Friend's Wedding fans a thrill when they reunited at the premiere of their new movie, August: Osage County. Reese Witherspoon made a quick trip to Toronto to debut her film, Devil's Knot, and Mila Kunis showed skin in a white dress for the Third Person premiere at the festival. Plenty more stars made the trek north like Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who had fun celebrating their film, Don Jon, and Marion Cotillard, who looked glamorous to premiere her film, Blood Ties. Jennifer Garner linked up with Matthew McConaughey »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Red is a good color on Julia Roberts—but of course, everyone figured that out when they watched Pretty Woman. The award-winning actress was stunning on the red carpet last night for the premiere of her film August: Osage County at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she wore a red lace Dolce & Gabbana mini with nude, triple-strap peeptoe heels. The John Wells-directed adaptation of Tracy Letts' play focuses on an estranged Oklahoma family coming together for a funeral, and includes a star-studded cast. Along with Roberts, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney (aw, My Best Friend's Wedding reunion!), Ewan McGregor costar in the flick, with »
Taylor Swift's embracing her sexy side!On Monday, the "Everything Has Changed" singer attended the "One Chance" premiere and Grey Goose after party at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada. The 23-year-old looked sexy yet chic in a white high-neck Calvin Klein Collection dress with cut-outs that definitely showed off Taylor's svelte figure. The country cutie finished her look with silver teardrop earrings and gold sandals. The singer appears on the soundtrack for the flick. She performs the song "Sweeter Than Fiction," which plays during the closing credits. Taylor wasn't the only star at the celebrations, Julia Roberts reunited with her "My Best Friend's Wedding" costar Dermot Mulroney at the same Grey Goose after-party -- which also celebrated the film "August: Osage County." How cute do they look together?! It's been 16 years since the beloved romcom hit theaters but the A-list pals still look great!What do you think of Taylor's sexy dress? »
- tooFab Staff
Chris Evans might not know who Ultron is, but the "Avengers" star has certainly seen "Before Sunrise." According to Deadline.com, Evans will make his directorial debut with "1:30 Train," a romance about "two strangers who meet in Manhattan and spend one night together." The great Ron Bass ("Rain Man," "My Best Friend's Wedding," "When A Man Loves A Woman") wrote the script.
For Evans, it would provide an opportunity to do an indie film before heading into the madness that is "The Avengers: Age of Ultron."
"The process of making the film is what I love -- more than the final product," Evans told Moviefone in 2011. "The problem with big tent-pole movies is that you spend six hours of your day in a trailer. That's a lot of hurry up and wait. You might get through two pages of dialogue in a day. [On indies] you are going to get through »
- Christopher Rosen
Chris Evans is an intelligent, magnetic, and commanding man -- things that make him an ideal Captain America, the star-spangled Marvel role he recently reprised for next spring's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier."
Those same qualities should also come in handy as he mounts his first feature project as director. Deadline reports that Evans will step behind the camera for "1:30 Train," a romantic drama based on a script by Ron Bass ("Rain Man," "My Best Friend's Wedding"), before taking up his Captain American shield once again for Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" early next year.
The script is described as being in the same vein as Richard Linklater's "Before" movies, "focusing on two strangers who meet in Manhattan and spend one night together as the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for their exploration of each other and themselves." Sounds juicy!
It's unclear if »
- Drew Taylor
Before rejoining his Avengers pals for Age of Ultron, Captain "Chris Evans" America is going to direct a movie. Deadline hears 1:30 Train is "a romance in the vein of Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise, focusing on two strangers who meet in Manhattan and spend one night together as the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for their exploration of each other and themselves." Scripted by Ron Bass (Rain Man, The Joy Luck Club, Stepmom, My Best Friend's Wedding), it'll be the 32-year-old Evans's directing debut. »
- Zach Dionne
Chris Evans' schedule is rather packed nowadays thanks to his commitments to Marvel Studios and his role as the star-spangled hero Captain America, but in between the upcoming Captain America sequel The Winter Soldier and Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron Evans is taking a break to do something rather surprising: make his directorial debut. Deadline is reporting that the Boston-born actor is prepping to step behind the lens to make 1:30 Train, a romance in the vein of Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise movies. Based on a script by Ron Bass, who wrote the Oscar winning screenplay for Rain Man as well as Snow Falling on Cedars, Stepmom, My Best Friend's Wedding and many others, the film tells the story of two strangers with extreme conflict in their lives who are drawn together one night in Manhattan. In addition to directing, Evans will also be starring »
Anne Marie here to talk about the latest movie musical news. It’s official: Cameron Diaz will be the Miss Hannigan to Quvenzhané Wallis’s Little Orphan Annie in Will Smith’s Annie remake. Sandra Bullock turned it down so Diaz joins a brassy line of comediennes who've played this role including Dorothy Loudon, Betty Hutton, Carol Burnett, Nell Carter, Kathy Bates, Katie Finneran and most recently Jane Lynch in her Broadway musical debut.
Accusations of stunt casting have already echoed through Hollywood and Broadway, but how true are they?
While the decision to cast an otherwise musically-untested star like Diaz (Her singing in The Mask was dubbed) may smack a bit of stunt casting, Diaz certainly has the comedic background to fulfill the terrifying-but-hilarious shoes of the booze-soaked orphanage matron. Cameron Diaz has shown all throughout »
- Anne Marie
Happy Gay Pride Week Everyone!
Dancin' Dan here to wish you all a Happy Gay Pride Month! When I think about the first gay person I ever saw on screen, I usually think of Rupert Everett in My Best Friend's Wedding, a performance I kind of love in a film that actually has a very gay sensibility. But just recently I realized that there was a much gayer mainstream Hollywood hit which came out the year before that Julia Roberts vehicle : The Birdcage.
Yes, in 1996, The Birdcage was a massive hit. It was also, oddly enough, a prestige comedy - based on a popular French play-turned hit crossover film, directed by Oscar winner Mike Nichols, starring Oscar nominee Robin Williams and Oscar winners Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest (the cast, which also starred soon-to-be-Tony winner Nathan Lane, actually won the Best Ensemble SAG Award that year). It grossed over $100 million. »
Big screen BFFs! Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts may not be best friends in real life, but they have remained close pals since filming 1997's My Best Friend's Wedding. The two costars are working together again in August: Osage County, set to hit theaters in November 2013. This time, Mulroney will play the boyfriend of Roberts' character's younger sister (Juliette Lewis). What was it like being reunited with Roberts after 16 years? "It was wonderful. We genuinely have remained friends," Mulroney, 49, told Us Weekly at the Screen Actors [...] »
Five of the best examples of cinema characters unexpectedly bursting into song
You know how it is – you're watching a film, when suddenly, out of nowhere, the characters burst into song. Fine when it's a musical – much more surprising when it's not. Here's some of the best of these moments – but can you think of any others? Share them in the comment thread below..
500 Days of Summer
Joseph Gordon Levitt's adorable Tom finally spends the night with the beautiful and quirky Summer and launches into a cheery, dance-filled rendition of You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates. Almost as elating as losing your virginity, this happy, colourful scene is easily one of the highlights of the film. Sadly the next scene is not nearly so cheerful…
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Taking a break from the hyper-macho guy talk, the Channel 4 »
- Guardian readers
Coarse, crude but often cute, "The Big Wedding" serves up the spectacle of its title, and the bigger spectacle of four Aarp-eligible Oscar winners cursing like sailors.
A teasing sex farce littered with f-bombs and c-words, it's the filthiest (sounding) movie of the year -- so far.
Justin Zackham's adaptation of the French comedy "Mon frere se marie" benefits from old pros Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams, all playing cynics conspiring or blundering into butchering the wedding of poor Missy (Amanda Seyfried) and Alejandro (Ben Barnes).
Let's face it, you don't quote Oscar Wilde to a couple who plan to wed. ("Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.")
Alejandro's the adopted Colombian son of Don (De Niro) and Ellie (Keaton). Only they're divorced.
Don, a swaggering "little blue helper"-loving sculptor, lives with Bebe (Sarandon), who cheated with him over a decade ago. »
The Big Wedding is opening in theaters nationwide this week, which makes it the perfect time to rank the all-time best movies in the wedding-run-amok rom-com subgenre. Because this type of romantic comedy has been around since the 1930s, there are plenty of contenders, however movies like The Hangover or Wedding Crashers don't really qualify. After all, the movies we're focusing on are both wedding-centric and sweet; rom-coms that we could take our great aunts to, not raunchy, hard-r comedies that we'd watch with our drinking buddies.
So, will it be a Julia Roberts movie that takes the top spot or will a classic black-and-white flick reign supreme? Cast your vote now for the best rom-com to ever tie the knot on the silver screen.
Rate the Top 10 Best Wedding-Run-Amok Romantic Comedies >>
Link | Posted 4/23/2013 by reelz
- reelz staff
I promised longtime Tfe super fan Ryan that I would one day write up a big top ten of the 90s piece although This Is Not It. This is like those tossed back "shots" of past decades wherein we tell each other our favorites. I'll tell you my ten favorites which are wildly unstable and could be replaced by anything in the "with apologies to" list if I'd ranked on another day. Well, not the top three. I mean... let's not get crazy.
The Piano (Jane Campion) Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson) Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott) Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson) Beauty & The Beast (Trousdale & Wise) All About My Mother (Pedro Almodóvar) Trois Coleurs Trilogy (Krystof Kzielowski) T2: Judgment Day (James Cameron) Fargo (The Coen Bros) Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
Most of them weren't even nominated for Best Picture. (Sigh). Oscar is so...
With apologies to 15 more. Let's call it »
- NATHANIEL R
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