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Think that winning an Academy Award provides an actor with a surefire path to unlimited great roles? Think again. Oscars history is filled with stars who've taken home a gold statue only to see all their hard work undone in seconds with a stinker of a follow-up movie.
Digital Spy takes a look at 10 of these instances below...
A piercing performance in Monster's Ball won Halle Berry an Oscar in 2002, but a rocky road lied ahead. She followed it up with disastrous Bond movie Die Another Day, hardly any screen time in X-Men 2 and turgid horror Gothika. Oh, and Catwoman... how could we forget Catwoman (believe us, we've tried)?
Jeff Bridges - Tron Legacy (2011)
It’s easy to underestimate Mila Kunis. She’s the petite, gorgeous actor who kick-started her career as a teenager on the TV comedy "That ’70s Show" and continues to earn laughs today voicing Meg on TV’s "Family Guy." On the big screen she’s cracked wise in comedies such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Ted and Friends With Benefits.
But the 31-year-old knows she can do more than just make people laugh. She turned heads as a conniving ballerina in 2010’s Black Swan, and in 2013 she was the heartbroken witch who turns nasty in Oz: The Great and Powerful.
In the Wachowskis-directed sci-fi Jupiter Ascending, Kunis will play lowly janitor Jupiter Jones, who learns from a human/wolf hybrid warrior (Channing Tatum) that she’s actually alien royalty and the rightful ruler of Earth.
We caught up with her while she was driving around Los Angeles — “Don’t worry, »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
Title: Sleeping with Other People Director: Leslye Headland Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Alison Brie, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet, Jason Mantzoukas, Andrea Savage, Natasha Lyonne Can men and women ever be just friends? Films like No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits have suggested that if sex enters the equation, all bets are off, since romance and love are inevitable consequences of a physical relationship. In Sleeping with Other People, two people meet one night in college and lose their virginities to each other, and then are not reunited for twelve years. Realizing just how much sex has ruined every relationship either of them has ever had, they decide to avoid any [ Read More ]
Written & Directed by Leslye Headland
With each new inferior romantic-comedy, you come to appreciate the delicate brilliance of When Harry Met Sally just a little bit more. Sleeping with Other People is a particularly egregious offender because it borrows so heavily from the classic. Though it tries very hard (too hard) to please, it can’t overcome its faulty premise, miscast leads, and ill-conceived gags. This is a rom-com with very few laughs and even fewer romantic sparks.
From the first frames, it’s evident that Sleeping with Other People is saddled with a deeply flawed premise. Lainey (Alison Brie) is an uber-fox who remained sexless because she “wanted to be chosen” by a complete zero named Matthew Sobvechik (Adam Scott). Lainey’s virginal counterpart is Jake (Jason Sudeikis); an uncouth douchebag who “wanted his first time to be special.” Okay, that’s utter nonsense, »
- J.R. Kinnard
4 items from 2015
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