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Our Holiday Favorites: The Family Stone

26 December 2011 8:00 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

The best holiday film fare for me is always a mix of the worst of humanity along with the best. What would It's a Wonderful Life be without George and that old Building and Loan having to suffer through the travails of greed and incompetence? And How the Grinch Stole Christmas would not be anywhere near as heartening if the Grinch wasn't so callous to his dog, or so feisty about making the Whos in Whoville miserable. And that's part of why The Family Stone is one of my guilty pleasure holiday traditions.

I didn't mean to make it one, but I admit I was intrigued by the particularly expressive finger on the teaser poster. The trailers featured a snarky Rachel McAdams thwacking the back of one brother's head only to get thwacked herself by another. And with the premise of ferocious family dynamics over a fiancee? That's not only comedy gold but very relatable. »

- Jenn Brown

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Over/Under: ‘Love Actually’ vs. ‘The Family Stone’

20 December 2011 10:42 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Recently, I found myself looking for a movie to watch that was Christmasy and festive, but not necessarily something so holiday-themed that it had Santa Clauses, reindeer, and Jesuses in it. You know, something about normal people but set around the time of the holidays. While perusing all of the top ten holiday movie lists that I could find around the web, I saw one title keep popping up again and again, Richard Curtis’s Love Actually. I never saw this one when it came out, it just looked like another generic romantic comedy to me, but it turns out a lot of people love to watch it every year around the Christmas season. And further research led me to the fact that a lot of people mention it as one of the few romantic comedies that’s actually good from the last decade as well. Sounded strong enough for me to give it a watch. It »

- Nathan Adams

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Jason Fuchs Hired to Scribe ‘The Clock Without a Face’; Writers Board Escape Artists Comedy

9 December 2011 12:08 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We have two new screening updates for you this Friday afternoon. According to Deadline, actor-turned-writer Jason Fuchs has been hired to write The Clock Without a Face for Paramount and Montecito Picture Company.

Fuchs will adapt the script from the puzzle oriented children’s book, which will center “on the pursuit of the jeweled numerals stolen off a legendary ancient clock which legened has it gives the possessor the ability to control time.” He has also co-scripted the upcoming Ice Age: Contintential Drift, as well as the revamped Cinderella picture Ragz for Nickelodeon. Fuchs has a definite tie to the children/teen writing scene, considering he was also just hired by Gold Circle to adapt Daniel Waters’ teen thriller Break My Heart 1000 Times. These are some pretty big projects for somebody who’s only 25 years-old.

In other writing news, rookie screenwriters Benji Cosgrove and Cory Palmer have been tapped »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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What to Watch: Christmastime

24 November 2011 5:03 PM, PST | TV.com | See recent TV.com news »

Christmas: that time of year when every commercial on TV features sleigh bells, and all the networks start trotting out their tried-and-true Christmas specials. Soon enough, we'll be seeing "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", and Love Actually. And would you like Futurama's Xmas with Evil Robot Santa to go with that?

With one month to go until Christmas, the networks are already airing their favourite Christmas specials. Here's what to watch four weeks out from the big day!

The Family Stone

Friday, 25 November, 12pm - 2.30pm, Seven (M)

The eldest son of the Stone family comes home for Christmas to ask his mother for the family engagement ring -- upon which is a...  More >> »

- Corinne Reichert

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Bun's Out of the Oven! Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price Welcome a Baby Boy Named…

22 November 2011 10:44 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The family Stone just welcomed a little pebble. Hunky Aussie chef Curtis Stone and his longtime partner Lindsay Price are proud parents this morning, as the Top Chef Masters host took to Twitter to announce the birth of their first child. "Lindsay and I are so excited to welcome our sweet little baby boy into the world," the beaming papa wrote. "It feels so great to be a dad!!!!!" So what's the little tyke's name? While the 34-year-old Price (best known stateside for her TV work on Lipstick Jungle) and 36-year-old Stone are keeping mum on any specific details of their stork delivery, Australia's Herald Sun seems to have sussed out a couple details on its native »

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Elizabeth Reaser Photo: Governors Awards 2011

17 November 2011 9:44 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Elizabeth Reaser Actress Elizabeth Reaser of Twilight fame — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1 opens Friday in North America — arrives at 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.] Actor James Earl Jones was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree, as he's co-starring with Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on the London stage; veteran makeup artist Dick Smith (House on Haunted Hill, The Exorcist), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. Television talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey, a 1985 Best Supporting Actress nominee for Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple and Beloved star, was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. In recent years, Elizabeth Reaser has supported Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner in Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight, Chris Weitz's The Twilight Saga: New Moon, David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Bill Condon's »

- D. Zhea

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Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks To Star In ‘The Way, Way Back’

15 November 2011 12:00 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks to star in The Way, Way Back, which will be directed by The Descendants team, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Playlist have reported.

The project, which has taken years to get off the ground, tells the story of a teenage boy who over the course of summer forms a friendship that gives him the strength to stand up to his bullying stepfather and reconnect with his mother.

The film will be directed by Faxon and Rash with Mandate Pictures, Paul Young and Shawn Levy all producing.

Young brought the script by Faxon and Rash to Shawn Levy, then titled The Way Back, all the way back in 2007. He immediately took a shine to it, committed to direct and Fox Searchlight gave it a greenlight.

Unfortunately there were many complications along the way, including the WGA strike of 2007, Mandate Pictures scooping it up and Tom »

- Charlie Derry

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Top Ten Tuesday: The Top Ten Movies Starring ‘Twilight’s’ Cullen Family

18 October 2011 8:02 PM, PDT | twilightersanonymous.com | See recent TwilightersAnonymous news »

Ta staff member Rebecca, is back again this week with a brand new Top Ten Tuesday. This week we’re bringing you the top ten movies starring the awesome Cullen family from our Twilight Saga films. We’re talking of course about Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed and Ashley Greene. Check it all out below:

*In no particular order*

1. Can’t Hardly Wait – Peter Facinelli

Multi-character teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.

Read more at IMDb here.

2. The Art of Getting ByElizabeth Reaser

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Read more at IMDb here.

3. AcceptedKellan Lutz

A high school slacker who’s rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Read more at IMDb here.

4. ThirteenNikki Reed

A thirteen-year-old girl’s relationship with her mother is put to the test as she discovers drugs, sex, and petty crime in the company of her cool but troubled best friend. Written by Nikki Reed and also stars Sarah Clarke and directed my Catherine Hardwicke.

Read more at IMDb here.

5. GirlfriendJackson Rathbone

A young man with Down’s Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.

Read more at IMDb here.

6. SkatelandAshley Greene

In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.

Read more at IMDb here.

7. The Family StoneElizabeth Reaser

An uptight, conservative, businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Read more at IMDb here.

8. Stick ItKellan Lutz

Check out a scene with Kellan here.

After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman, Haley’s rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit.

Read more at IMDb here.

9. The Lords of Dog Town – Nikki Reed

The film follows the surf and skateboarding trends that originated in Venice, California during the 1970′s. Based on a true story. Directed by Catherin Hardwicke.

Read more at IMDb here.

10. DreadJackson Rathbone

Three college students set out to document what other people dread most.

Read more at IMDb here.

Which movies are your favorite? Did we leave any off your list? »

- Evie

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Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy Monte Carlo Gossip

11 October 2011 12:18 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy Monte Carlo Gossip

Want to get cozy with the lovely ladies of Monte Carlo? The film debuted this past summer and was nominated for some 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Celebrity, Nicole Kidman served as one of the movie’s producers. The romantic comedy is all about mistaken identity and its stars, Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy, have been caught gabbing about the project. We have the video just for you. Yep, this is a special sneak peak from the DVD/ Blu-Ray bonus material. Enjoy!

Monte Carlo features Selena Gomez in two roles. She is Grace Ann Bennett and her doppelganger Cordelia Winthrop-Scott. Gossip Girl star, Leighton Meester plays Mary Margaret “Meg” Kelly-Bennett. Now there’s a mouthful. Katie Cassidy is Emma Danielle Perkins. Pierre Boulanger acts the part of Theo, Catherine Tate is Alicia, Luke Bracey is Riley, and Cory Monteith is Owen. »

- Sasha Nova

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Bad Movies We Love: Sex and the City 2

14 September 2011 12:00 PM, PDT | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

I don't know how Sarah Jessica Parker does it, but a lot of her movies are staggering shit fortresses. Failure to Launch? Did You Hear About the Morgans? This weekend's I Don't Know How She Does It? The Family Stone? That movie made me feel like Diane Keaton's cancer, and it's still a Mensa candidate compared to today's Bad Movie We Love: the epic, Tropical Skittle-colored trek to Abu Dhabi, Sex and the City 2. It's so famously bad that its bad reviews are famous. It's the movie that asks the question, "How can we save a franchise that has devolved into materialistic fetishism?" and answers it with, "Jewels." Cheers, girls! »

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New Release: Monte Carlo Blu-ray and DVD

10 August 2011 3:33 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Release Date: Oct. 18, 2011

Price: DVD $Tba, Blu-ray $Tba

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Leighton Meester (l.), Selena Gomez (ctr.) and Katie Cassidy step out on the way to Monte Carlo.

Actress and pop star Selena Gomez (Ramona and Beezus) stars in Monte Carlo, a romantic comedy-adventure movie about a trio of friends who make front page headlines when a dream trip turns into a case of mistaken identity.

Gomez plays Grace, a high-spirited high school graduate looking forward to a vacation in Paris with her best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy, TV’s Melrose Place) and stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester, TV’s Gossip Girl). Just as the trip is taking a turn for the worse, Grace is mistaken for a wealthy socialist and the girls are whisked away to Monte Carlo for a week of glitz, glam and the kind of fun that those who are fortunate enough to get »

- Laurence

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Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester Talk Monte Carlo

3 July 2011 7:21 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Monte Carlo, the latest film starring Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester, is in theaters now. We delivered the official synopsis for the spirited tale about mistaken identity from 20th Century Fox and now BoomTron has some video from the stars. You can enjoy it now. Just hit play.

Are you going to see Gomez enjoy the time of someone else’s life? Do you think she’ll be belieavble in two roles? The film is said to be based upon the novel Headhunters by Jules Bass. Katie Cassidy, Andie MacDowell, Cory Monteith, and Brett Cullen are also acting in Monte Carlo. The director is Tom Bezucha, who was behind The Family Stone. One of the big names producers here is Nicole Kidman.

Separately, Gomez and Meester have also got plenty going on. Selena will be unleashing “Otherside” soon enough. Meester, on the other hand, will be seene at her home »

- Sasha Nova

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[Review] Monte Carlo

2 July 2011 4:59 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Monte Carlo is a good-natured throwback to romantic comedies that took place in exotic locations for no reason other than for escapism. Here is a film that’s pure escapism, light and upbeat if missing a biting wit that would have made this delightful. Instead it’s an adventure film with a farce structure but refuses to waltz into farce, holding the line. Selena Gomez stars as a recent Texas highly graduate, who is sent by her step father to Paris with her best friend, Emma (Katie Cassidy) and her half-sister whom she has tenuous relationship with, Meg (Leighton Meester).

Staying only one night in Paris (hey, wasn’t that title of something else?) they see key tourist destinations at a break-neck speed, but when they slow down they get stuck. They discover Gomez’s Grace looks an awful lot like rich heiress/snob Cordelia Winthrop Scott (why can’t »

- John Fink

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Monte Carlo Hits Theaters July 1st – Catch The Trailer And Mark Your Calendar

20 June 2011 10:01 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

This post brought to you by Monte Carlo. All opinions are 100% mine.

On July 1st, amid the plethora of giant, action vehicles, Monte Carlo is coming to theaters, and it might be just what you're looking for. Summer has come to be synonymous with massive blockbusters, but quite a few movie fans are going to be pleasantly surprised with this fun adventure that is perfect for younger rom-com fans, or some cross-generation bonding.

Grace (Selena Gomez) is an ordinary girl who becomes an accidental heiress when a summer trip to Paris turns into the fantasy of a lifetime. On a dream vacation, Grace, along with her best friend and step-sister, discover that the greatest adventure is finding out who they really are.

There's a lot going on in this one, and while it is clearly targeted mainly for younger-ish audiences, there is a bit more complexity to things than than the norm. »

- Marc Eastman

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Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester Monte Carlo Clips

17 June 2011 6:06 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Collider delivered the Monte Carlo official plot synopsis as well as today’s fine clips from the film. Hit their link to view the video and consider yourself informed!

Grace (Selena Gomez) is an ordinary girl who becomes an accidental princess when a family summer trip to Paris turns into the fantasy of a lifetime. Living like royalty, Grace, along with her two best friends, discovers who she really is – by assuming another person’s identity.

The modern fairy tale hits theaters July 1st. From 20th Century Fox, Monte Carlo is co-written and directed by Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) and stars Selena Gomez, Gossip Girl actresses Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy. Andie MacDowell, Cory Monteith, and Brett Cullen also appear.

Want more? We here at BoomTron have pics of the lovely trio of actresses. Speaking of the girls, the principal actress, Miss Gomez, recently shared her thoughts on fame with AceShowBiz. »

- Sasha Nova

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7 Clips from Monte Carlo

15 June 2011 1:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

20th Century Fox has released seven clips for its upcoming tween "comedy" Monte Carlo. Co-written/directed by Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone), the film stars that one girl from Disney (Selena Gomez) with the chick from that "horror" film The Roommate and CW's Gossip Girl (Leighton Meester), and that guy who was on The Partridge Family's daughter (Katie Cassidy). While I can't say that I'm in any way excited about checking out Monte Carlo, I will admit those three make for an attractive trio.  Andie MacDowell, Cory Monteith, and Brett Cullen also star in the pic which centers on one of the aforementioned trio members getting mistaken for a British heiress and the inevitable romantic hilarity that ensues. Hit the jump to check out the clips. Monte Carlo hits theaters on July 1st. Here are the clips: // Here is the synopsis for Monte Carlo: Grace (Selena Gomez) is an »

- Jason Barr

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Elizabeth Reaser hits up 'The Art of Getting By' screening in New York

14 June 2011 9:23 AM, PDT | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Last night in New York City, Elizabeth Reaser ("Esme Cullen") and her co-stars hit up a screening for their film, which debuted at Sundance, The Art Of Getting By.

The film hits theaters Friday, June 17th. Based on the trailer (attached), is this something you'll want to see?

I've been a fan of hers ever since her small role in The Family Stone, so I'm curious about this new movie. You can see Reaser at the 1:34 mark. She portrays Emma Roberts' concerned mother.

Also, what do you think of Reaser's new look? At the MTV Movie Awards, she wore her hair wavy as usual, but last night she straightened it and tucked it to the side. I think she looks wonderful both ways, of course, but the more mature fashioning is befitting for Reaser »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Yes, No, Maybe So: I Don't Know How She Does It

28 May 2011 7:40 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Jose here.

In this edition of Yes, No, Maybe So we take a look at Sarah Jessica Parker's newest film: I Don't Know How She Does It. Based on the eponymous book by Allison Pearson, the film centers on the life of Kate Reddy (Sjp) a working mom who earns the living in her household. Greg Kinnear plays her husband. 

The book is often compared to Bridget Jones's Diary and like it, became a sensation in England. For the film adaptation, the action was moved from London to the States and as your ears will make clear, Sjp has no British accent. 

But anyway before we say anymore about the trailer, you have to see it first:

  

Yes. Sjp narrating while we see the city! Even for a second or two, it just makes you think about Sex and the City, no? And that is never a bad thing. »

- Jose

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Keaton's High Praise Helped McAdams Land Allen Movie Role

23 May 2011 6:31 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Rachel McAdams has Diane Keaton to thank for helping her land a role in Woody Allen's new movie - because the Annie Hall star has been singing the young actress' praises to the revered director for years.

Keaton has worked with the Canadian beauty twice - in 2005's The Family Stone and last year's Morning Glory - and she is bowled over by McAdams' talents.

The veteran actress tells Elle magazine, "She's like a violin. She can do anything, and she can play anything. She's a dynamo, but she's also soft. She can be bitchy but also light. She can do serious drama; she can do comedy. She has a lot of things going on, which makes her absolutely captivating."

And Keaton's high praise has paid off, convincing Allen to write a part specifically for McAdams in his new romantic comedy Midnight in Paris, according to Elle magazine. »

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Why the Ladies Love Rachel McAdams

18 May 2011 12:00 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Ok, we'll admit it: Women can be catty. And this can prove an obstacle for genetically blessed starlets trying to garner a loyal female following — unless you're Rachel McAdams, that is.

In this murky era of botched Botox and Twitter wars, McAdams -- now starring in Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" -- is one of Hollywood's few leading ladies whose appeal remains crystal clear. Men want to date her. Ladies want to be her. And everyone wants to know her.

So what makes this 31-year-old star shine so brightly? Our top nine reasons the ladies love Rachel McAdams:

1. She's Classy

A little class goes a long way baby, and we're hard-pressed to think of any young actress who can hold a candle to McAdams in this regard. Think about it: Can you recall a single picture you've seen or interview you've read in which she looks or sounds anything less than completely poised? »

- Elizabeth Durand

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