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‘Literally, Right Before Aaron’ Trailer: Justin Long Goes To Cobie Smulders’ Wedding

For quite some time Justin Long has been the face of the middling romantic comedy genre. The actor has led a string of relatively low-profile films about down on their luck dudes pining for lost loves and manic pixie dream girls (“Going The Distance,” “A Case Of You,” “Comet”). But while Long-fronted pictures haven’t always fared well (“Comet” was at least interesting), he has mostly managed to remain a welcome, if quantifiable presence, thus giving us reason to remain hopeful for his upcoming dramedy “Literally, Right Before Aaron,” which pairs him with the delightful Cobie Smulders.

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Drew Barrymore Thought She Was High After Smoking Fake Weed

Drew Barrymore once thought she got high whilst smoking fake marijuana on a film set.

The 42-year-old actress was shooting for 2010's 'Going The Distance' with Justin Long when she was tasked with smoking from a fake bong, but according to the prop expert Jeff Butcher, the blonde beauty believed she had actually smoked the drug, and both her and director Nanette Burstein thought she was high.

Jeff said: "There was a scene with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long where they smoke out of a bong, and it was kind of a mixed experience. [We used a] herb that looks like weed but doesn't get you high.

"I spent like an hour smoking this bong to try and make it look like a bong that had been smoked in before. And then, you know, we did the scene and Drew thought that she was high and the directors thought that she was high!
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Drew Barrymore Thought She Got High Off Fake Weed While on Set, Recalls Prop Expert

Drew Barrymore Thought She Got High Off Fake Weed While on Set, Recalls Prop Expert
Drew Barrymore might have been smoking fake weed while shooting the 2010 film Going the Distance, but apparently it felt pretty real to her.

“There was a scene with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long where they smoke out of a bong, and it was kind of a mixed experience,” prop specialist Jeff Butcher tells Refinery29.

Watch: Jane Fonda, 77, Admits She Smokes Pot 'Every Now and Then'

Butcher says for scenes such as this, he gets a "herb that looks like weed but doesn’t get you high."

"I spent like an hour smoking this bong to try and make it look like a bong that had been smoked in before," he recalls. "And then, you know, we did the scene and Drew thought that she was high and the directors thought that she was high!"

More: Patrick Stewart Says Medicinal Marijuana Use Has 'Significantly Reduced' Arthritis Pain

While Butcher insists that Barrymore was smoking fake weed, he doesn't
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Drew Barrymore Once Thought She Got Stoned Off Fake Weed, Says Prop Expert

Drew Barrymore Once Thought She Got Stoned Off Fake Weed, Says Prop Expert
Here’s a film shoot Drew Barrymore won’t easily forget.

According to a Hollywood prop expert who specializes in faking drug use for movies, the actress once thought she got stoned off the faux marijuana used in her 2010 film Going the Distance.

“There was a scene with Drew Barrymore and Justin Long where they smoke out of a bong, and it was kind of a mixed experience,” prop specialist Jeff Butcher told Refinery29.

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Butcher had found success in previous movies with an herbal substance that resembles weed but doesn
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'Under the Shadow' looks like a great, slow burn horror flick

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'Under the Shadow' looks like a great, slow burn horror flick
I don't usually let the accolades in the trailer sway me because anyone can say anything about anything. For instance, the worst movie ever made -- Going the Distance with Justin Long and Drew Barrymore - could have had a trailer quoting some unknown critic saying, "A cinematic wonder! Incredible! But keep in mind, I've time travelled from the far past and have never seen a movie before!"  So yeah, there were a lot of captions telling me I'm going to like Under the Shadow. Those captions don't sway me, those critics could all be leprechauns, just making stuff up about rainbows and foreign movies. But it's not every day I come across a ghost story set in 1988 Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war. So I did some Internet researching (a.k.a. Googling) and everything I read reinforced my interest. It's the debut of Iranian-born filmmaker Babak Anvari. He grew
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Rogue One is going to fail

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Rogue One is going to fail
Clip It: Each day, Jon Davis looks at the world of trailers, featurettes and clips and puts it all in perspective. In the new trailer, the battle droid K-2So (and new fan favorite?) warns Jyn Erso and her Rogue One crew that there's a "97.66% chance of failure." That's pretty bad. In fact, it's terrible. This means they won't get the plans, they are all going to die, and the whole thing is going to be a tragedy. That's a rough movie going experience (although not as rough as Going the Distance with Drew Barrymore, trust me on this). It's true that droids are not always the best at making calculations. In Empire Strikes Back, C-3P0 famously told Han Solo the "chance of successfully navigating an asteroid field was 3720 to 1." We know that Han Solo defies the odds, that's why you never give him the odds. But are droids usually wrong?
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Margot Robbie To Play Tonya Harding In 'I, Tonya'

Margot Robbie To Play Tonya Harding In 'I, Tonya'
A few years back, as part of their excellent, ongoing documentary series "30 For 30," Espn unveiled "The Price of Gold," a look at the scandal that made headlines around the world when in 1994, when figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and injured by her rival Tonya Harding. It was a story that had it all — sports, jealousy, high stakes intrigue — but as the documentary by Nanette Burnstein ("Going The Distance," "American Teen") revealed, there was even more going on beneath the surface. Now, the tale will be dramatized in "I, Tonya" with a rather interesting choice for the lead. Deadline reports that Margot Robbie will take the role of Tonya Harding in the picture. Screenwriter Steve Rogers interviewed Harding and her husband Jeff Gillooly as he put together his script, getting the perspective of an athlete who was well outside the wealthy world that Olympians are often part of. However, Harding was also.
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No one can agree on the top 5 greatest Coen Brothers films

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No one can agree on the top 5 greatest Coen Brothers films
As we began talking about editorial content we could publish to celebrate the release of Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, we realized that none of us had the same top five lists, and that it seems unusual for that to be the case. The Coens have had such a rich and varied career that it is impossible to pin them down to one style or one theme or one type of storytelling. Some people love their comedies. Some people love it when they get dark. Some people love the underdogs, the least-liked of their films. But what's clear is that every film they've made has its fans, and even their worst films are beloved by someone. There are few artists like the Coen Brothers, and we were delighted to get lists from each of our special guest contributors this time. The diversity of the replies
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How Iconic Themes for ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Rocky’ and ‘Charlie Brown’ Get Reboots

How Iconic Themes for ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Rocky’ and ‘Charlie Brown’ Get Reboots
John Williams’ themes from “Star Wars” and “Jurassic Park.” Bill Conti’s “Rocky” fanfare. Vince Guaraldi’s music for TV’s “Charlie Brown” cartoons. The John Barry arrangement of Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme.” Lalo Schifrin’s “Mission: Impossible.”

These are iconic film and TV themes, and viewers of today’s sequels, spinoffs and franchises might well feel cheated if they didn’t hear the music that is so indelibly associated with these franchises. But where to use them? And how to adapt them into a larger, original score?

That was the challenge faced by several composers this past year, only one of whom was actually working with his own themes: the venerable John Williams, who has been composing for more than half a century and whose original “Star Wars” music was written 38 years ago.

Williams returned to George Lucas’ sci-fi mythology for a seventh time in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,
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These Are All The Achievements You Can Earn In Halo 5: Guardians

Less than two weeks before Halo 5: Guardians hits store shelves, Microsoft has revealed that there are 65 in total to unlock for 1,000 Gamerscore.

Players can earn the achievements throughout the game’s approximately 15-hour campaign and its multiplayer modes, including the 24-player Warzone and the smaller, traditional modes.

The standout achievement, Lone Wolf, is worth 100 points alone and demands that you beat every mission in the single-player campaign on Legendary difficulty, with no teammates to revive you. Good luck with that one, folks.

Halo 5: Guardians will be with us on October 27th. While you wait, check out the full list of achievements below.

• Into the Fire: Complete Mission 1 (10 G)

• Argent Moon: Complete Mission 2 (10 G)

• Glasslands: Complete Mission 3 (10 G)

• Roots of the Earth: Complete Mission 4 (10 G)

• Stolen Gauntlet: Complete Mission 5 (10 G)

• Escape: Complete Mission 6 (10G)

Together Again: Complete Mission 7 (10 G)

• Swords: Complete Mission (10 G)

• Old Bones: Complete Mission 9 (10 G
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Amazon Instant Video UK: what’s new in September 2015?

September sees loads of new films – and a few telly shows – joining Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. Here's our low-down...

As streaming services go, Amazon Prime Instant Video is one of the youngest names around.

There’s a decent library of entertainment behind the relative-newbie moniker, though. That’s partly due to the fact that the website used to be LoveFilm, before Amazon bought them out.

In September 2015, some big films and telly shows are coming to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Here’s our list, to keep you primed and ready (arf)…

1st September

Criminal Minds (seasons 1 to 9)

The Following (season 2)

Awkward (season 4)

3rd September

Superman – Unbound (2013)

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013)

4th September

Hand Of God (season 1)

Up (2009)

The Asylum (2014)

Hippocrate (2014)

Green Lantern (2011)

6th September

We’re The Millers (2013)

10th September

Unthinkable (2010)

Dark City (1998)

11th September

Toy Story (1995)

Monsters University (2013)

Wyrmwood (2014)

14th September

The Hot Flashes
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10,000 Km | Review

Going the Distance: Marques-Marcet Explores the Strain of Separation

An exploration of the effects an extended period of long distance has on the stability of a once functioning relationship the core of 10,000 Km. Its title suggests an arbitrary estimate of the distance between the two particular locales, but besides suggesting the rather unhelpful capabilities of staying connected via social media, Spanish director Carlos Marques-Marcet does little to enhance a basic scenario enlivened by vague characterizations of pretty young things unable to conquer the challenges posed by unavoidable time apart. What is of more interest is perhaps the particular effect the scenario seems to have on its audiences. Many of us can relate to similar relationship woes, where absence certainly makes the heart grow fonder, but absence without a concrete date of return can inspire the opposite effect. And thus, the general colorless palette of this heterosexual couple here allows
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Golden Trailer Nominations Announced

Golden Trailer Nominations Announced
The Golden Trailer Awards have announced nominations in 82 categories, a month ahead of its 16th annual awards show on May 6 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

Universal Pictures had 44 nominations for films, including “Furious 7,” “Jurassic World,” “Minions,” “Unbroken” and “Ted 2.” Fox followed with 41 nominations, including work on “Birdman,” “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Gone Girl” and “Wild.”

Ignition Creative had the most nominations among agencies, working on 44 of this year’s nominees.

The complete list of nominees:

Awards Presented During The Live Stage Show Include:

Best Action

Agent 47 “New Assassin”, 20th Century Fox, Transit

The Equalizer “Domestic Trailer”, Columbia Pictures, Vibe Creative Inc

Furious 7 “Family”, Universal Pictures, Av Squad

John Wick “Domestic Trailer”, Lionsgate, Av Squad

Kingsman: The Secret Service “Trailer E: Path”, 20th Century Fox, Wild Card

Best Animation / Family

Annie “Dreams”, Columbia Pictures, Seismic Productions

Big Hero 6 “Find Your Way”, Disney, Trailer Park

Cinderella “Be Kind”, Disney,
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Spoiler Alert: You’re an Idiot

Warning. This article contains spoilers…

Los Angeles has a year left of potable water and tectonic shifts on active faults could cause the entire city to tumble into the ocean leaving nothing but a smoking crater in its wake. However, the biggest problem the city faces is something else entirely:

Their favorite TV shows being spoiled on social media.

Every week I see it online. Some entitled doofus who spends too much time on Twitter lamenting the time differential that puts them three hours behind for Prime Time Programming. Because of the delay between East Coast & West Coast, TV shows are seen, spoiled, and discussed online before they even have a chance to see them. There are entire discussion threads about the twist ending that just aired while our West Coast friends have hours to wait before they can join the conversation.

I understand the desire to avoid spoilers. You
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Celebrate Matthew McConaughey's Birthday with Stellar Impersonations by Jim Carrey, Matt Damon and More

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Celebrate Matthew McConaughey's Birthday with Stellar Impersonations by Jim Carrey, Matt Damon and More
Matthew McConaughey turns 45 on Nov. 4. So what do you get a guy like McConaughey for his birthday, anyway? Well, without realizing it, Kate Hudson and Jim Carrey recently teamed up to honor Hollywood's most talented bro in the exact same way: with impressions of him. First, while presenting at an American Cinematheque gala honoring McConaughey, Hudson let loose with her take on his trademark drawl as she experienced it on the set of their movie Fool's Gold. Then, while hosting SNL, Carrey offered the world his impression of McConaughey with a three-part parody of the actor's stream-of-consciousness Lincoln commercials. Two
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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Blended

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 26, 2014

Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99

Studio: Warner

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore take their families on safari in Blended.

Two families—led by two single parents—will have to survive their vacation in the 2014 film Blended, the third comedy collaboration between stars Adam Sandler (Grown Ups) and Drew Barrymore (Going the Distance).

After a disastrous blind date, single parents Lauren (Barrymore) and Jim (Sandler) agree on only one thing: they never want to see each other again. But when they each sign up separately for a fabulous family vacation with their kids, they are all stuck sharing a suite at a luxurious African safari resort for a week.

Directed by Frank Coraci, who previously collaborated with Sandler and Barrymore on The Wedding Singer, Blended co-stars Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids), Joel McHale (TV’s Community), Kevin Nealon (TV’s Weeds) and Terry Crews (Gamer).

Released wide to theaters in May,
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Box Office: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' sizzles with $111 million

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Box Office: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' sizzles with $111 million
The mutants ruled the multiplex over Memorial Day weekend. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" shot to the top of the box-office heap over the holiday, bringing in $91.4 million Friday-Sunday and an estimated $111 million Friday-Monday in over 4,000 locations, making it the second-largest opening of any "X-Men" film behind only "X-Men: The Last Stand." That Brett Ratner-directed threequel brought in $102.8 million over Memorial Day weekend 2006 (and $122.8 million over all four days). Among more recent entries in the "X-Men" franchise, "Days of Future Past" was a vast improvement on 2011's "X-Men: First Class" ($55.1 million opening) as well as last summer's "The Wolverine" ($53.1 million), while among Memorial Day weekend openers it ranks fifth of all-time behind 2007's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The World's End," 2008's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and last summer's "Fast & Furious 6." As compared with other superhero entries this year, "Days
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Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore Become ‘Blended’ in New Romantic Comedy

Usually after a date goes wrong the couple go their separate ways with the avowed intention of never seeing each other again. But according to the new Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore comedy it seems such people are missing a trick, as you can use it as a springboard to get a whole bunch of free stuff. Posing as a happy man and wife in order to qualify for a holiday at a luxury resort, it isn’t long before the chemistry starts to flow and the former car crash daters fall in love for real without the need for pina coladas or the act of getting caught in the rain. This is the premise for Blended, the pair’s third movie together and the first to reunite them with the director who started their onscreen partnership in The Wedding Singer back in 1998, Frank Coraci.

With Sandler and Barrymore now firmly into middle age,
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Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long Are Big Bachelor Fans—But They Don't Like Juan Pablo Galavis!

Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long Are Big Bachelor Fans—But They Don't Like Juan Pablo Galavis!
They found love with each other in the last year, and now, Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long spend their Monday nights watching other people look for love on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Seyfried stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday to promote A Million Ways to Die in the West, and while there, she opened up about her low-key love life with the Going the Distance actor. "We do everything together," the 28-year-old actress said. Seyfried then clarified, "But, we don't do much." "We walk my dog. We make these smoothies in the morning—they're called 'Greenies.' He got me into that. Super healthy," Seyfried shared. "And then we watch The Bachelor and The...
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Winona Ryder Joins Peter Sarsgaard For The Experimenter

It’s not possible to define or categorize the work of writer-director Michael Almereyda in simple terms. Turning in interesting, arresting film work since the early 1980s, across a number of disciplines, he moves between genres with ease and develops passionate projects. Up until now, his most well-known film has been 2000′s Hamlet, starring Ethan Hawke, although that may well change once his upcoming project, The Experimenter, is in the can.

Starring Peter Sarsgaard (Blue Jasmine), the film tells the story of famous social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who designed the Obedience Experiments at Yale University in 1961. The experiments observed the responses of people who were made to believe they were sending painful electric shocks to strangers. The producers of this independent project – Uri Singer, Fabio Golombek, Aimee Schoof and Isen Robbins – explained that The Experimenter will encompass much more than just one set of research, however:

“The experiments were about conformity and authority,
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