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Are Kristin Chenoweth and Jake Pavelka an item? If so, the Broadway star isn't telling. At the Trevor Live event benefiting The Trevor Project in Hollywood Dec. 2, the 44-year-old Hit and Run actress played coy when E! News asked about her rumored romance with the former Bachelor, 34. "I'm single and loving it," Chenoweth giggled. "I'm dating. It's fun." (Earlier that day, TMZ posted a picture of two sharing a meal in a cafe near Pavelka's home in Highland Village, Texas.) Chenoweth previously dated actor Lane Garrison and producer/writer [...] »
- Zach Johnson
Killing Them Softly, Sinister, Premium Rush, Hit and Run Reviews! Click above to Listen Now! Law and Moreno start things off with some serious discussion about the future of superhero movies. Why would Jgl be Batman? What other characters have to come back for the new X-men movie? From there Moreno visits the theater for Killing Them Softly and re-visits Jackie Brown & Beverly Hills Cop. Both boys review Sinister and the creepy creeps that came along with it. »
- Jim Law
Dax Shepard certainly has his own brand of cool and his own idea of what comedy is. His latest directorial effort Hit & Run (co-directed with David Palmer) tries to play freely and wildly, but doesn’t quite pan out. It’s mostly harmless and sort of entertaining because of Tom Arnold’s freak-outs and Bradley Cooper‘s weird hair, but not once does the film’s core characters, played by Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, give you anything to root for.
It’s messy, with some redeeming qualities. It was shot on the super cheap end though, so don’t expect much crying from Shepard and the bunch.
Our very own Jonathan Lack had this to say about the film in his review:
Hit & Run has a clear, »
- Jeremy Lebens
The Amazing Spider-Man It doesn't actually hit DVD and Blu-ray until Friday, November 9, but this week will see The Amazing Spider-Man find its way to shelves for you to own, but are you buying? I have been quite open with my feelings on this film, which I didn't think was very good, but I know there are fans out there that enjoyed it, but did you like it enough to shell out $15-20?
Rashomon (Criterion Collection) An excellent film from Akira Kurosawa and while I have yet to watch this new Blu-ray transfer I can only assume it is up to Criterion's typical lofty standards and I absolutely love that cover art, not that packaging is a reason to spend $25, but it sure does look good.
- Brad Brevet
Oh baby! Kristen Bell is pregnant. The 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' actress is expecting her first child with her fiance Dax Shepard, 37, who handily stars in the show 'Parenthood'. A source told People.com: ''They're so excited - they're both ecstatic. They can't wait to become parents ''Kristen had a little bit of morning sickness early on but she just started shooting the second season of 'House of Lies' and is feeling great now.'' The couple got engaged in 2009, after dating for two years. They have starred in films together, including 'When in Rome' and 'Hit and Run'. Earlier this year, Kristen and Dax revealed they were planning to start a family, but have previously said they don't want to tie the knot until gay marriage was legal in the state of California, where they live. In February, Kristen, 32, said: ''The reason »
Kristen Bell is pregnant. The 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' actress is expecting her first child with her fiance Dax Shepard, 37, who handily stars in the show 'Parenthood'. A source told People.com: 'They're so excited - they're both ecstatic. They can't wait to become parents 'Kristen had a little bit of morning sickness early on but she just started shooting the second season of 'House of Lies' and is feeling great now.' The couple got engaged in 2009, after dating for two years. They have starred in films together, including 'When in Rome' and 'Hit and Run'. Earlier this year, Kristen and Dax revealed they were planning to start a family, but have previously said they don't want to »
For Parenthood star Dax Shepard, parenthood is now officially in both his and Kristen Bell's future. "Yes, they are expecting their first child," a rep for Bell confirms to E! News. Word of the impending stork's arrival was first reported by People, which revealed the actress is due in late spring. The couple, who have appeared together in such films as When in Rome and Hit and Run, have been engaged since December 2009, when Shepard popped the question about two years after he and Bell first began dating. Congrats to the soon-to-be mommy and daddy! »
“They’re so excited — they’re both ecstatic. They can’t wait to become parents,” a close friend of the couple tells People.
“Kristen had a little bit of morning sickness early on but she just started shooting the second season of House of Lies and is feeling great now.”
Bell, 32, and Shepard, 37, started dating in 2007 and have been engaged for nearly three years.
While promoting »
Bright Eyes Long Lashes, aka Leah, is back once again and once again she’s reviewing two films back-to-back: Hit and Run, starring Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell and The Sweeney, starring Plan B and Ray Winstone.
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Shepard stars as Yul Perrkins, or Charles Bronson as he’s known in the Witness Protection Program. In his previous life, Charles was a getaway driver, and he uses those skills to help get his girlfriend (Kristen Bell, Big Miracle) to Los Angeles for the job opportunity of a lifetime. However, their road trip gets complicated when they’re chased by an inept federal agent (Tom Arnold, Restitution) and Charlie’s ex-friend (Bradley Cooper, Limitless), a vengeance-crazed criminal who Charles helped put in jail.
Hit And Run is pacey story full of humour and good car chases. The film is written by and starring Dax Sheppard as Charlie- a good guy with a shady past (who in a previous life was a getaway driver) living out his days in a small town in the witness protection programme. Charlie is living with his girlfriend Annie (Kristen Bell) and everything is going well. Charlie is assigned to a duty officer Randy, a bungling but well meaning marshall played by Tom Arnold who provides many of the laughs you’ll see here. One day Annie gets an interview of a lifetime for a dream job heading up her own teaching department in L.A. Charlie risks his safety and jeopardises his witness protection identity to get her there to start a new life. Closely pursued by Annie’s besotted ex boyfriend Gill (Michael Rosenbaum) who tips off »
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Funny man, Dax Shepard adds a new twist to the role of getaway driver through his character Yul Perrkins in his new film Hit And Run, out in cinemas on the 12th of October. Though he might not posses all of the characteristics of those legends in Hollywood’s past he does have the most important one and that is being a badass. In celebration of the movie release we took a look at some of the most badass getaway drivers.
Unlike most crafty getaway drivers, Dax Shepard brings a bit of comedy to his portrayal of Yul Perrkins who also goes by the name Charlie. Yul went into the witness protection program where he became known as Charlie. Yul has many skeletons in his closet that catch up with Charlie where he has to resource to what he knows, being a badass getaway driver.
- Paul Heath
Director(s): David Palmer, Dax Shepard
Running time: 100 minutes
Synopsis: Charlie Bronson lives a happy life in rural North America under the witness protection plan. But soon he’s being chased by cops, gang members and resenting exes all the way to La, as he escorts girlfriend Annie to a job interview…
Hit And Run opens much in the way you’d expect a chase movie to open: with a bungling Us Marshall chasing his driverless mini-van down a road, flailing his arms, shooting wildly at it and cursing loudly. Okay, maybe that was a tiny bit sarcastic.
But buffoonish Randy (Tom Arnold) is core to Hit And Run for one simple reason: he’s the main comedic thrust of this pleasing genre mash-up. Half rom-com, two quarters action thriller and a third chase movie, Hit And Run finds its »
- Chris Wharfe
From the producer of Wedding Crashers, and written, directed by and starring comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC's Parenthood), Hit and Run is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard). A nice guy with a questionable past, he risks everything when he busts out of his witness protection programme to deliver his fiancée (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated when they are chased by the Feds (led by Tom Arnold), and increasingly dangerous when Charlie's former pals - a band of gangsters led by Bradley Cooper - enter the fray. To celebrate the release of Hit and Run, in cinemas (more) »
- By Andy Joannou
★☆☆☆☆ Hit and Run (2012) is one of the many films spawned under the influence of broad, masculine-driven Us comedies like 2009's The Hangover, where stereotypes are in abundance and bad taste is essential. Unfortunately for writer, co-director and lead actor Dax Shepard, his attempt of writing a comedic script is an absolute car crash, as he substitutes genuine comedy with cheap, offensive gags. Shepard plays ex-con Charles Bronson, formerly known as Yul Perrkins, who was given the new (in no way inconspicuous) identity as part of the Witness Protection Programme.
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UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 5th - Sunday 7th October 2012...
Despite mixed reviews, the Olivier Megaton-directed action sequel Taken 2 topped the UK box office chart with an impressive £7,378,048 opening weekend, including £1.19m from Thursday previews. In terms of Friday-Sunday openings, Taken 2 enjoyed the fifth highest of the year behind The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and Prometheus, with Liam Neeson's second outing as retired CIA agent Bryan Mills having already banked more than £6.39m grossed by the 2008 original during its entire run on these shores.
As a result of Taken 2's blockbuster opening, last week's top film Looper slips down into second, adding another £1.52m for a solid two-week haul of £5.41m, while the newly-released horror Sinister takes third with a decent £1,435,722, followed by another newcomer, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which grossed £827,983 in fourth position. »
If you took a twee indie romantic comedy, injected it with a little hard-edged violence and spliced in dynamic car footage culled from a Top Gear ‘best of’ compilation, the result would resemble something close to Hit and Run.
The brainchild of ex-Punk’d contributor and supporting TV and film comedy actor, Dax Shepard (he stars, wrote and co-directed) he’s also managed to corral a number of his famous friends to appear alongside him here (the biggest name being Bradley Cooper, who plays his dreadlocked ex-bbf turned foe) as well as current squeeze Kristen ‘Sarah Marshall’ Bell.
She also plays his onscreen girlfriend Annie, a college lecturer whom his character, Charles Bronson (a chosen pseudonym) has hooked up with during his time in the Witness Protection Program. Although he has somewhat skated over revealing the true extent of his past indiscretions, the two are very much in love. So much so in fact, »
- Adam Lowes
Vegan Las Vegas! Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard stepped out for lunch at Lbs Burger at the Red Rock Resort & Spa in Las Vegas on Saturday. The Hit and Run costars were also joined by Bell's parents. "They were having a great time and were laughing together," an onlooker tells People. Bell and Shepard - who are vegan - both ordered the Urth burger, a house made vegan patty burger. Bell paired her animal-free lunch with a side salad and water while Shepard snacked on waffle fries and a Diet Coke. - Jennifer GarciaNEXT: Miley Cyrus Rocks Out with Liam (and Her Family! »
Current Streak: 0 Straight Weekends #1 Predicted Correctly Threat Level to Starting a New Streak: Medium Reason: Looper is getting heavy marketing, but the family dollar has to make a comeback at some point, plus the Mtc tracking suggests I've got the winner this weekend. Hotel Transylvania is your likely victor this weekend, with a healthy estimate of $8,600 per theater and a $28.4 million weekend. It's not a good movie, (trust me) but we all know that hardly matters in the box office wars. Looper, conversely, is a very solid film, but it's spotting Hotel Transylvania 500 theaters. It's also rated R, which isn't conducive to winning a weekend, though of course three of the past four weekend winners have been rated R. You can expect the "R Rated is back!!" EW headline any moment now should Looper take it, but I have it falling short at $22.4 million. Looking further down the board we »
- Laremy Legel
Dax Shepard really had to prove himself to fiancee Kristen Bell. The Parenthood star tells Playboy magazine that he led a life of "Jack Daniels and cocaine" before meeting the "charitable and philanthropic" Bell.
"Kristen's a good girl. She grew up very Christian, went straight to college, did great in school and started work immediately," he says of the Veronica Mars actress. "So when we met, our backgrounds were opposites."
Given their differences, Shepard, 37, admits that Bell, 32, was apprehensive about jumping into a relationship with him. "All the things I'd done were terrifying to her, and she had a hard time believing I would ever be able to stay married and monogamous and a father and all those things," he confessed. "For the first year and a half we were together that was what we battled over almost weekly."
Bell had good reason to be concerned. Shepard says of his past life, "I just loved »
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