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Australian actress Rose Byrne turns 35 on Thursday, so to celebrate, we're taking a look back at her Hollywood evolution. From her hilarious character in 2011's Bridesmaids to her funny turn in Neighbors to an upcoming role in This Is Where I Leave You, she's had an exciting couple of years in the spotlight, but she's been making memorable movie appearances for more than a decade. Back in 2002, Rose played Dormé in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones before starring alongside Brad Pitt in 2004's Troy. Since then, she's won over fans with her style, too, regularly turning heads with her red carpet looks. In honor of Rose's birthday this week, take a look at some of her most memorable moments through the years. »
- Laura Marie Meyers
A glob of stray semen is slathered on as impromptu hair gel. A high school flutist describes all the graphic details of her "one time at band camp." A slobbering frat boy climbs a ladder for a close look at disrobing co-eds — a glimpse so revelatory that he plummets backward without batting an eye. Raunch-comedy history is littered with off-color climaxes, and the genre hasn't blown its load quite yet.
Barely Legal: 30 Nearly Pornographic Films
From full-blown sex romps to softcore substitutes spruced up with gags, Hollywood's history of »
God Help the Girl is a long-gestating musical film project from Stuart Murdoch, leader of Scottish indie pop group Belle and Sebastian. Having first released an album of the same name in 2009 with the help of various female vocalist collaborators, the first-time screenwriter and director finally got the intended film off the ground thanks to the efforts of Us producer Barry Mendel (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Bridesmaids) and some Kickstarter donations.
Shot and set in Glasgow, Scotland, the film follows the initially hospital-bound Eve (Emily Browning), who takes on songwriting to help her woes, collaborating with musicians James (Olly Alexander) and Cassie (Hannah Murray). Murdoch’s film got fairly positive buzz from its world and European premieres at Sundance and Berlin respectively, winning an award for its ensemble cast at the former festival.
Some early reviews made some very enticing comparisons to the work of both Jacques Demy and Scottish »
- Josh Slater-Williams
After her great work with films such as Your Sister’s Sister and Humpday, director Lynn Shelton returns this autumn with Laggies, a film which could see her bridge the gap between indie and mainstream. A24 have released a new trailer for the film, which you can view below…
Laggies stars Keira Knightley (Begin Again) as Megan, a 28-year-old who is at the beginning of a early-life crisis. When her loving boyfriend proposes to her, she freaks out and flees. Aiming to lay low for a while as she tries to figure out what to do with her life, she begins to hang out with 16-year-old Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass) and her single Dad (Sam Rockwell, The Way, Way Back).
Given some quite positive reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Laggies is definitely one indie to keep a look out for in the second half of the year. »
- Scott Davis
Ellie Kemper is absolutely delightful. From her work in “The Office” to feature films such as 21 Jump Street and especially Bridesmaids, she makes me smile every damn time she is on screen. In her latest feature Sex Tape, she plays Bff to Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, who portray a married couple who’ve accidentally released their private video to nearly everybody they know. Kemper and her co-star Rob Corddry are terrific together adding a little fun to the mix. »
"Sex Tape," out July 18, concerns a couple (Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz) who will do anything to erase intimate footage they've accidentally shared with everyone. But costar Rob Corddry takes a different approach to his own real-life sex tape that he recorded years ago: He loves it! "I'm pretty happy with it," he told HitFix. "I enjoy it still!... It's old. My wife knows about it and she laughs at it. She didn't want to see it. But I want her to see it." We interviewed Corddry and his costar, "The Office"/"Bridesmaids" veteran Ellie Kemper, to discuss their most cringe-worthy onscreen moments -- Kemper can't even watch one particular "Bridesmaids" scene -- and what makes Kemper's characters so damn weird. »
- Louis Virtel
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 23, 2014; Digital Release Date: Aug. 12, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Seth Rogen (This Is The End), Zac Efron (That Awkward Moment) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) star in the 2014 comedy Neighbors (not to be confused with the disastrous 1981 Belushi/Aykroyd movie of the same name).
The movie concerns a young suburban couple (Rogen and Byrne) suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Unfortunately, good fences aren’t nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop pargty breaks next door to sleep-deprived new parents!
Kristen Wiig has said that she has always wanted more dramatic roles.
The 40-year-old star of Bridesmaids revealed that she also has a desire to do more writing and directing.
In an interview with the August edition of Elle, Wiig said: "You have to have some sort of context for a person to register in your brain, and I was introduced to the world as a cast member of SNL [Saturday Night Live].
"But I've always wanted to do dramatic stuff, to write and direct, do a lot of different things.
"Comedy is where my heart lies," she added. "But there's also something really satisfying about being able to step away with a small crew, become a character and get to know her for a few months at a time."
Speaking about her upcoming role in movie Welcome to Me, in which she plays a woman with a borderline personality disorder who wins the lottery, »
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader play a pair of estranged siblings who are reconnected at a particularly dark moment for both in the Sundance drama The Skeleton Twins. And, when a depressed Milo (Hader) leaves Los Angeles to live with a similarly depressed Maggie (Wiig) and her earnest, goofy husband (Luke Wilson), it’s not exactly a seamless homecoming, with fights, lies, and past traumas weighing on the once-inseparable twins throughout.
But writer-director Craig Johnson didn’t cast two of today’s most likable comedians to just destroy them with melodrama. There are moments of pure joy, too, including a standout sequence, »
- Lindsey Bahr
Ready for Tuesday morning yumminess – then watch the brand new trailer for Big Hero 6
The voicecast includes Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax.
Big Hero 6 joins the field of other cute, family-friendly animated feature films in 2014 such as The Lego Movie, How To Train Your Dragon 2, Planes: Fire And Rescue and the upcoming The Boxtrolls, The Penguins Of Madagascar, and The Book Of Life films.
Here’s a rundown of Big Hero 6′s characters.
Voiced by Ryan Potter (“Supah Ninjas,” “Senior Project”), robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada has the mind of a genius—and the heart of a 14-year-old: his state-of-the-art battle-bots dominate the underground bot fights held in the dark corners of San Fransokyo. Fortunately, big brother Tadashi redirects Hiro’s brilliance, inspiring »
- Melissa Thompson
From the director of Wet Hot American Summer, Wanderlust and Role Models comes a hilarious and irreverent subversion of the romantic-comedy genre: They Came Together, arriving on Blu-ray Disc (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD September 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film is also currently available via Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View. This laugh-out-loud comedy features an all-star cast including Paul Rudd (Anchorman, Role Models), Amy Poehler (TV's Parks and Recreation, TV's Saturday Night Live), Cobie Smulders (TV's How I Met Your Mother, Marvel's The Avengers), Christopher Meloni (TV's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Wet Hot American Summer), Max Greenfield (TV's New Girl, Veronica Mars), Bill Hader (upcoming The Skeleton Twins, TV's Saturday Night Live), Ellie Kemper (TV's The Office, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (TV's The League, Neighbors), Melanie Lynskey (TV's Two and a Half Men, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Ed Helms (TV's The Office, »
Kristen Wiig is a pro at making people laugh—but can she make them cry? While her sense of humor served her well on NBC's Saturday Night Live and as the co-writer and star of Bridesmaids, the 40-year-old actress has a serious side, too. Does Wiig ever worry she's been typecast? "It's not necessarily a bad thing," Wiig tells Elle of her success in the comedy world. "You have to have some sort of context for a person to register in your brain, and I was introduced to the world as a cast member of SNL. But I've always wanted to do dramatic stuff, to write and direct, do a lot of different things. Comedy is where my heart lies, but there's also something really satisfying about »
Walt Disney Animation Studios today announced the star voice cast to their upcoming film Big Hero Six and surprisingly, there appears to be no standout A-list star in any major role. On top of all that new information, there's a brand new movie trailer for you to feast your eyes on as well!
[Editor's Update: Disney/Marvel have now revealed an all new trailer for the film, so we figured we'd go ahead and post these all together!
Original article and all the cast information follows below.]
This is not to say any of the actors or actresses are inexperienced as much as it appears the studio is selling the characters themselves over the people who voice them. Most of the performers appear to be up and comers but with an impressive track record of working on big budget projects. However, the list does show James Cromwell and SNL alum Miya Rudolph in supporting roles to round out the cast.
Director Don Hall said of the cast: We’re so impressed with what these performers »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jonathan M Cook)
Walt Disney Animation Studios officially announced the voice cast behind the new action-packed comedy-adventure Big Hero 6, including Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, Damon Wayans Jr., T.J. Miller, Alan Tudyk, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez and Daniel Henney, with Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada and Scott Adsit as Baymax.
“We’re so impressed with what these performers have been able to bring to their characters,” said Hall. “The story really calls for each performer to give a wide range of emotions – from light-hearted to some seriously heavy moments – and this cast has been incredible.”
Check out the voice cast and official character descriptions below:
- Michelle McCue
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that Neighbors will debut on Digital HD August 12 before arriving on Blu-ray and DVD September 23. The studio has released a Blu-ray trailer for the hit summer comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, which reveals that the Blu-ray and DVD will include an alternate opening that wasn't seen in theaters. Take a look at the trailer, then check out the official press release for more details regarding the Blu-ray and DVD release.
Good fences aren't nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop rager breaks out in the suburbs next door to sleep-deprived new parents in the comedy blockbuster, Neighbors, available on Digtial HD August 12, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The outrageously funny comedy will arrive on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet™ and On Demand September 23, 2014. Both the Digital HD and Blu-ray include a never-before-seen uproarious Alternate Opening that Yahoo! »
Check out the brand new poster for This Is Where I Leave You.
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.
The dramatic comedy is directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper. It features a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development »
- Michelle McCue
Even with the news of exciting female casting in the new "Star Wars" movie, it's always refreshing to hear people complain about the historic dearth of good female roles in sci-fi movies. Here's Neko Case, her frequent collaborator Kelly Hogan, and "Office"/"Bridesmaids" alumna Ellie Kemper talking about droids, bots, and the like. The Leia hair with the "Star Trek" outfit is my favorite incendiary moment. »
- Louis Virtel
The future according to the world of sci-fi is really appealing—if you’re a teenage boy.
In a wacky video for their new song, “These Aren’t the Droids,” singer Neko Case and her longtime collaborator Kelly Hogan slyly highlight the extent to which popular visions of the future are designed to appeal to teenage male fans. Case wears a Star Trek uniform and Princess Leia wig (probably just to make you angry about that combination), while Hogan sports a full-on Chewbacca costume. Ellie Kemper (The Office, Bridesmaids) also appears as a woman unfulfilled by her relationship with a Star Wars stormtrooper. »
- Jackson McHenry
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 26, 2014
Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $35.99
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, »
Jon Hamm will be wrapping up work on the final season of Mad Men next year and then the sky's the limit for the actor with matinee idol good looks. Hamm has been rumored for numerous roles since making Don Draper a household name on AMC's period drama. But, his big screen career has yet to truly explode. This summer's Million Dollar Arm was his first starring role in a major studio film and failed to light up the box office. Still, his turns in The Town, Sucker Punch, and Bridesmaids »
- Alex Maidy
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