20 items from 2014
A Happy 79th birthday to Barbara Harris. She hasn't acted in such a long time but she was often just wonderful on the screen with unique rhythm, energy and comic ability.
I'm not sure that anything about Alfred Hitchcock's Family Plot (Hitch's last feature in 1976) totally works but if you could argue that any of it does it's either the cemetery scene or anything involving Barbara Harris's performance as a con-artist psychic. The movie is frustrating since it feels half formed and its inarguably flabby: every time you need the editing too tighten it up which would have made everything, including the memorable actors (Karen Black and Bruce Dern are also on hand), pop. It just keeps the scene going.
- NATHANIEL R
Surprise! Eva Mendes shocked the world after news broke on Wednesday, July 9, that she and boyfriend Ryan Gosling are expecting their first child together. As she gets ready for baby, the often-private star has maintained an extremely low profile in recent months. Mendes made her last official red carpet appearance on Wednesday, March 19, in Cerritos, Calif., at a launch event for her New York & Company Spring 2014 collection. At the event, the Hitch star, 40, wore a sleeveless printed floral frock in an A-line [...] »
The greatest love story of all of our lives has officially Been Murdered. By a baby. Maybe. Today, everyone you know is Freaking The F--k Out because of a report claiming that Eva Mendes, female biologically inclined to bear children and actress who starred in Hitch, has been impregnated by Ryan Gosling, your imaginary boyfriend. And the real victim in all this? Rachel McAdams. Won't anyone think of McGosling?! While the miracle of birth is beautiful, what was more beautiful was when Ryan Gosling dated Rachel McAdams. They made out in the rain. They made out onstage at MTV award shows. He kept picking her up. She sat on his lap at cute Canadian cafes. They told each other that if you are »
That sound? It's the collective crack of millions of hearts breaking all over the world. A source confirms to Us Weekly that Ryan Gosling and his longtime girlfriend, Eva Mendes, are expecting a baby together. An insider confirmed the news after rumors surfaced earlier on Wednesday, July 9, that the Hitch actress is seven months pregnant. This will be the first child for Mendes, 40, and Gosling, 33, who costarred as parents in 2013's Place Beyond the Pines. The couple have been dating for nearly three years, since the fall [...] »
Matt Walsh, who plays the sweaty, mustachioed Mike McLintock on Veep, has joined the Wild Oats cast, which includes Demi Moore, Shirley MacLaine, and Jessica Lange. Andy Tennant (Hitch, Fools Rush In) is directing the comedy about a woman (MacLaine) who gets a surprise windfall because of a computer glitch, and decides to run and take the money rather than fess up. Walsh will be playing a grifter named Forbes. With three films coming out (the tornado chase flick Into the Storm, the rom-com Sex Ed, and his second film as a director, A Better You) and another in production (6 Miranda Drive, a horror movie with Kevin Bacon), Walsh is a busy man. »
- E. Alex Jung
"This is one hell of a whirlwind," Kevin Hart told USA Today about his upcoming comedy "The Wedding Ringer." "It's a modern-day bromance with two guys who feed off each other really well." And that's pretty much all you need to know. Well that, and the fact that yes, Hart continues to be an unstoppable comedy hit machine, and with "Think Like A Man Too" getting set to top the box office this weekend, Sony is wise enough to already start the promo machine for his next movie. Once that isn't coming out until next year... So here we go with "The Wedding Ringer," which is basically Kevin Hart's "Hitch," and instead of Kevin James, we've got Josh Gad. "I run a business where I'm a great best man for the right price," Hart explains. "But I do what has never been done before in this case. I make »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Another day, another Kevin Hart movie. If you ever thought we would live in a world where Josh Gad is going to marry Kaley Cuoco, I give you the first trailer for The Wedding Ringer. At first you might think this is a sequel to Hitch where another Kevin James and Will Smith have been interchanged into Josh Gad and Kevin Hart, but I assure you, this is a different movie. Just read the synopsis and watch the trailer for proof: Jimmy (Kevin hart) provides best man services for socially »
- Graham McMorrow
Demi Moore has accepted a role in Wild Oats, the Us actress will replace Sarah Jessica Parker in the upcoming movie. The 51-year-old brunette beauty is set to join Jessica Lange, Shirley Maclaine and Alan Arkin in the comedy but it is not yet known why Parker - who was catapulted to the spotlight following her role as Carrie Bradshaw on HBO series 'Sex and the City' - pulled out of the project, reports Variety.com. 'Hitch' director Andy Tennant will helm the film from a script penned by Claudia Myers and Gary Kanew. Producers are Blythe Frank of Wild Pictures and Kip Konwiser of the Konwiser Brothers, while the Stealth Media Group is executive producing. The story follows MacLaine who is widowed and given a life insurance cheque worth $5 million instead of the expected $50,000 accidentally and her close pal Lange urges her to cash-in the »
For two weeks every year, New York City finds itself more . . . culturally diverse. What, you ask? How can the already most culturally diverse place in the world get more so? Well that’s easy to answer with Robert DeNiro’s, Jane Rosenthal’s and Craig Hatkoff’s eleventh annual Tribeca Film Festival. Created in 2003 in response to the 9/11 attacks, the festival has come to feature both established filmmakers and first timers alike in the celebration of not only cinema but everything that it evokes within the audience.
The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off its Espn Sports Film Festival Gala with director Michael Rapaport’s documentary When the Garden Was Eden. About the New York Knicks during the 1970s, the film featured clips and players from the championship as well as others talking about how the team won its glory.
At the premiere for the film in New York City included Walt Frazier, »
- Catherina Gioino
There has been no public explanation as to why Parker is leaving the project.
The film is expected to be released next year. »
Moore is joining a star-studded cast in Wild Oats, which includes Jessica Lange, Shirley MacLaine, Judd Hirsch and Alan Arkin, reported Variety. Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) will direct the film from a script by Gary Kanew and Claudia Myers.
Wild Oats follows protagonist Eva Miller (MacLaine), who receives a social security check worth 1,000 times more than what she was expecting – nearly $1 million. In order to hold on to the cash, she recruits her best friend and granddaughter to join her as she embarks on an adventure while trying to stay one step ahead of the authorities.
John Stamos is going back to his roots. Once again he's been cast as a suave playboy with a heart of gold. In his new film, "My Man Is a Loser," he plays Mike, a Hitch-esque man's man, who helps his friends Marty (Michael Rapaport) and Paul (Bryan Callen) get their mojo back so they can save their marriages. As the film's tagline explains, "Sometimes it takes a player to help you score with your wife." Charming.Written and directed by comedian Mike Young, the comedy will be released in theaters and on video on demand platforms on July 25. Watch the trailer below: »
- Oliver MacMahon
NBC’s new comedy Undateable, which premiered Thursday, is a lot like the movie Hitch – if Will Smith’s character had been a leather-clad womanizer who unknowingly pimps out his sister. Related | Fall TV First Look: NBC Releases Trailers For Constantine, Heigl’s State of Affairs and More Allow me to explain: The Undateable pilot introduces serial dater Danny Burton (Whitney‘s Chris D’Elia), whose […] »
- Andy Swift
Chicago – Just in time for a national holiday is the release of two films about surviving as “the outsider” in a tumultuous American society. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” isn’t the only movie that opines about how the outsider will survive in America.
While both films are set in different past periods, they speak to alternative contemporary struggles within America, especially as its citizens and hopeful citizens struggle for their own opportunities in the land of the free.
The title character is played with excellence by Marion Cotillard, a woman who travels to Ellis Island with her sister Magda (Angela Sarafyan) from Poland after witnessing the murder of their parents. When her sister is »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Directed by: James Gray
Running Time: 2 hrs
Release Date: May 23, 2014 (Chicago)
Plot: A Polish woman (Cotillard) arrives at Ellis Island and is recruited to the NY underworld by a mysterious man named Bruno (Phoenix).
Who’S It For? Those open to a different variation on an American dream tale.
Just in time for a national holiday is the release of two films about surviving as “the outsider” in a tumultuous American society. X-Men: Days of Future Past isn’t the only movie that opines about how the outsider will survive in America, but James Gray’s The Immigrant does too, a film that takes the story of a Polish woman traveling through the course of Ellis Island and deconstructs her tale as an American nightmare. While both films are set in different past periods, they speak to alternative contemporary struggles within America, »
- Nick Allen
The Exchange will be selling “Wild Oats” at Cannes.
The project has been in development for several years with The Weinstein Co. acquiring U.S. distribution rights in 2012. At that point, Jacki Weaver was attached along with MacLaine.
Maclaine portrays a widow and retired history teacher who receives a life insurance check accidentally made out for $5 million instead of the expected $50,000. Her best friend, portrayed by Lange, urges her to deposit the money and escape their small town life to the Canary Islands.
- Dave McNary
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First some disclaimers: despite its classic line, "Hitch: is that a noun or a verb?", this film is not a treatise on grammar. Sorry to disappoint you, @guardianstyle. And it does not pass the Bechdel test. Doesn't even try. Nor does its central character, Alex Hitchins, the New York "date doctor" who helps men woo women they'd have no hope of securing on their own, fill my feminist heart with joy. He embodies the principles in Neil Strauss's sleazy hook-up manual, The Game, which came out the same year.
Yet I still have a genuine fondness for this 2005 Will Smith vehicle and not only because it saved »
- Nancy Groves
Eva Mendes just can't stop gushing about her beau Ryan Gosling! The actress chatted with E! News correspondent Catt Sadler at the New York & Company launch of her NY & C Spring collection pop-up shop at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Sporting a navy blue and white flower-printed frock, the brunette beauty looked gorgeous for her clothing line launch, and couldn't help but smile while talking about the "Drive" star. When asked about working with Gosling on his directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster," Mendes seemed over-the-moon about the whole experience. "It's basically a dark fairy tale, and I play a woman named Cat," Eva told the site. "Yeah, it's a beautiful, beautiful film," she added.So how was it working under her boyfriend? "He's the best," she explained. "He's the best.""He really created the most beautiful, collaborative, creative atmosphere on set," Mendes said of the experience. »
- tooFab Staff
The first casting announcements for Chris Columbus’ next project Pixels have been announced today with actors Josh Gad and Kevin James in early talks to star. The story is centred on 4 champion arcade gamers tasked with saving the world when aliens attack using 80′s video games as their weapons; easily the best movie synopsis we’ve read in a while.
Not too much is known about Pixels just yet, other than it is aiming for a 2016 release and the screenplay is being penned by Timothy Dowling (Role Models) and Tim Herlihy (Grown Ups 2) and is based on a short by Patrick Jean. There’s rumours circulating that Adam Sandler may also play one of the gamers but officially his involvement is currently on the production side only.
Gad, as adorable snowman Olaf, might just have been our favourite thing about Disney’s gargantuan hit Frozen where he got to »
- Victoria Bull
Stocking up on essentials, Eva Mendes? The 39-year-old stunner was spotted grocery shopping at Gelson's Supermarket on Monday, Jan. 27 in Los Angeles, Calif., where she was seen strolling through the aisles with a jam-packed shopping cart. Looking casual and cute in a polka-dot cardigan, patterned trousers and a pair of high-heeled ankle boots, the Hitch star filled her cart with a variety of items, including lemon, oranges and other fruit, bouquets of flowers, frozen pizzas and Perrier sparkling water. She pulled her long brunette locks up in a loose bun and appeared to be wearing minimal makeup for the outing, ignoring the pesky paps during her solo shopping trip. It's been nearly three months »
20 items from 2014
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