Lauren Hutton - News Poster

News

Scream Factory’s In The Mouth Of Madness Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features Include New Audio Commentary with John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter

Scream Factory has a history of releasing treasured home media releases of John Carpenter movies, and that tradition will continue this July with new Blu-ray releases of Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Someone’s Watching Me, and In The Mouth of Madness, the lattermost of which will include a new audio commentary with John Carpenter and producer Sandy King Carpenter:

Press Release: On July 24, Scream Factory will release three excellent films from the canon of John Carpenter on Blu-ray, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Someone’s Watching Me, and In The Mouth of Madness, the latter in a new Collector’s Edition.

In The Mouth Of Madness [Collector’s Edition] boasts several exciting new special features, including a new audio commentary with director John Carpenter and producer Sandy King Carpenter, discussing the 1995 film. Inspired by the tales of H.P. Lovecraft, this shocking story is, in the words of its acclaimed director, "horror beyond description!
See full article at DailyDead »

Review: I Feel Pretty

This is the Pure Movies review of I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Tom Hopper, Rory Scovel, Adrian Martinez, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Lauren Hutton and Sasheer Zamata, and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The trouble with I Feel Pretty is, whichever way you approach it, chances are you won’t be doing so impartially. Before it had even been released, the controversy surrounding Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein’s movie meant it had garnered a certain notoriety that implicitly provokes reactions. Schumer detractors, body-positivity champions, misogynists - all were given the ammunition to derive whatever they wanted from it prior to actually seeing it, requiring any genuine response to actively have to wrestle with this bias. This review, in and of itself, cannot hope to avoid this pitfall. What it does hope to do, though, is to tune out any preconceived notions of
See full article at Pure Movies »

It Came From The Tube: John Carpenter’s Someone’S Watching Me! (1978)

I’ll keep it simple: John Carpenter is my favorite director, and has been since I grasped the concept of what a director did. His run from 1976 to 1988 is unparalleled in my opinion; from the eerie siege of Assault on Precinct 13 to They Live’s way too prescient take on governmental oppression, there’s nary a stinker in the bunch. But within this stellar run he made a couple of turns towards the small screen, where he was able to hone his craft under the duress of tight schedules and restrictive content. And since this is a horror column we won’t be talking about the excellent Elvis (1979) but rather his tip of the hat to Hitchcock, Someone’s Watching Me! (1978), a suspenseful tale of voyeurism that’s a more than solid lead in to Halloween.

Originally airing on November 29th as part of the NBC Wednesday Night at the Movies,
See full article at DailyDead »

Amy Shumer in ‘I Feel Pretty’ Coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in July

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has unveiled the home video plans for I Feel Pretty starring Amy Shumer.

The first home appearance of I Feel Pretty is booked for July 3rd on Digital HD and Movies Anywhere. The I Feel Pretty Blu-ray and DVD editions drop two weeks later on July 17th.

Co-starring in I Feel Pretty is a strong supporing cast including Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Busy Philipps, Aidy Bryant, Emily Ratajkowski, Naomi Campbell, Tom Hopper, Sasheer Zamata and Lauren Hutton.

Bonus features are identical across all formats and include the following:

Deleted Scenes

Gag Reel

Being Pretty: Featurette – The cast reflects on what it means to feel pretty.

Pre-order I Feel Pretty on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo for a discounted price at Amazon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc7W3WCIE9A
See full article at TheHDRoom »

New L'Oréal Paris Spokeswoman Amber Heard on Her Makeup Must-Have and the Beauty of Social Media

New L'Oréal Paris Spokeswoman Amber Heard on Her Makeup Must-Have and the Beauty of Social Media
A born-and-bred Texas girl who grew up raising horses, Amber Heard is the first to admit she never “really imagined” herself in the world of beauty. But today, the 32-year-old actress joins forces with L’Oréal Paris as the newest global spokeswoman — joining A-list spokeswomen Elle Fanning, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore, Camila Cabello, Aja Naomi King and many more — for a very meaningful reason.

“I feel like these woman represent a voice, a power, a movement, an opinion,” Heard told PeopleStyle exclusively before heading to the Cannes Film Festival to attend L’Oréal Paris’s Worth It Show to discuss women’s empowerment.
See full article at PEOPLE.com »

Film Review: Amy Schumer is Empowering in 'I Feel Pretty'

Chicago – It is a neutered Amy Schumer who is portraying her latest character… a schlumpy woman who lacks the confidence to break out of her shell. It takes the most sitcomish of all actions, the whack on the head, to motivate her that she is one of the most beautiful woman in the world. This empowers the story of “I Feel Pretty.”

Rating: 3.0/5.0

This film is going to be a good girlfriend-out-at-the-movies night, because is has a great heart to what women have to put up with in society. From the average to the wealthiest to the most beautiful, women are still unfairly judged based on their outer carriage, and the film effectively exposes that message. However, as a comedy it relies too much on Ms. Schumer’s abilities to milk humor out of a character that isn’t confident until she is, and then confident again because?… I prefer
See full article at HollywoodChicago.com »

Film Review: Amy Schumer is Empowering in ‘I Feel Pretty’

Chicago – It is a neutered Amy Schumer who is portraying her latest character… a schlumpy woman who lacks the confidence to break out of her shell. It takes the most sitcomish of all actions, the whack on the head, to motivate her that she is one of the most beautiful woman in the world. This empowers the story of “I Feel Pretty.”

Rating: 3.0/5.0

This film is going to be a good girlfriend-out-at-the-movies night, because is has a great heart to what women have to put up with in society. From the average to the wealthiest to the most beautiful, women are still unfairly judged based on their outer carriage, and the film effectively exposes that message. However, as a comedy it relies too much on Ms. Schumer’s abilities to milk humor out of a character that isn’t confident until she is, and then confident again because?… I prefer
See full article at HollywoodChicago.com »

I Feel Pretty Review: Amy Schumer's Well-Meaning Comedy Falls Flat

I Feel Pretty Review: Amy Schumer's Well-Meaning Comedy Falls Flat
I Feel Pretty has a whole lot of heart and is certainly well-meaning, but unfortunately falls flat with its silly plot. The film blends romantic comedy with a pointed satire of female portrayal in modern media. Star Amy Schumer keeps the laughs sprinkled throughout. She's very likeable, but not enough to make up for I Feel Pretty's deficiencies. It's too bad because the film engenders goodwill. Writers/directors Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein had a novel idea. They just needed more creativity to flush it out evenly over the runtime.

Renee Barrett (Amy Schumer) is a thirty-something, single woman toiling away in the It department of a major beauty company. She's crippled by low self-esteem, constantly comparing herself to the supermodels that grace social media and fashion magazines. A freak and extremely humorous accident at a Soul Cycle spinning class changes her personality. Barrett starts seeing herself as gorgeous and slim.
See full article at MovieWeb »

“I Feel Pretty” is funny and has a great message at its core

As we discussed on Monday, Amy Schumer has come a long way in a short period of time, in terms of her A-list status. This week, she gets another starring vehicle in I Feel Pretty, which plays with Schumer’s persona in an interesting way. With the embargo up, I can say that I found the movie rather charming. Schumer is unafraid to poke fun at herself, but she also manages to make this a film about female confidence. Where things ultimately end up helps make this a bit of popcorn cinema with a worthy message found within its center. Consider me charmed. The film, as I wrote a few days ago, is a new comedy for the actress to sink her teeth into. According to IMDb and Stx Films, this is the plot: “In I Feel Pretty a woman who struggles with feelings of deep insecurity and low self-esteem,
See full article at Hollywoodnews.com »

Film Review: Amy Schumer in ‘I Feel Pretty’

Film Review: Amy Schumer in ‘I Feel Pretty’
At the outset of “I Feel Pretty,” Amy Schumer plays a woman who doesn’t believe she’s beautiful. If you agree with her, then the comedian’s high-concept body-image satire — in which a nasty concussion gives her supposedly schlubby character an empowering shot of self-confidence — is liable to be hilarious. If, on the other hand, you accept that real women have curves, then this full-frontal takedown of the fashion industry’s impossible beauty standards actually feels quite tragic, since the on-fire actress comes across as trying way too hard to convince herself of what anyone can plainly see: that she’s amazing.

Unfortunately for many American women — but conceivably good for the movie’s box office chances — contemporary audiences have been so corrupted by heavily airbrushed magazine spreads, surgically enhanced supermodels, and unrealistically proportioned porn stars that they’ll readily accept Schumer as a dowdy fixer-upper. In a fearless move,
See full article at Variety - Film News »

‘I Feel Pretty’ Film Review: Amy Schumer Teaches a Despicable Lesson in Self-Love

‘I Feel Pretty’ Film Review: Amy Schumer Teaches a Despicable Lesson in Self-Love
I Feel Pretty” makes a lot of sense on paper. After becoming America’s foremost chronicler of female self-esteem issues through her Emmy- and Peabody-winning Comedy Central sketch series, Amy Schumer finally has the chance to give her tortured public persona a happy ending.

An average-looking woman (by Hollywood standards) consumed by the desire to be “undeniably pretty” bonks her head, wakes up believing she’s beautiful and learns that her anxieties about her looks kept her from fully embracing life. Confidence, not conventional beauty, was what she needed all along. Like her commitment-phobia rom-com “Trainwreck,” the project is on brand for Schumer, while softening her edges for a broad audience.

So what went so, so wrong?

Also Read: Amy Schumer and 'I Feel Pretty' Tackle Body Image Issues in First Trailer

Written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (first-time helmers who penned “How to Be Single,” “The Vow,” and “He’s Just Not That Into You”), “I Feel Pretty” is an honest-to-God fiasco. Virtually every single aspect of this rigidly unfunny comedy is botched, from the characters to the plot, the themes to the core message.

For a long stretch, Michelle Williams threatens to steal the picture, playing the funniest character she’s played in ages. But ultimately she, too, gets lost in the ineptitude that defines this film.

I Feel Pretty” was clearly adapted for Schumer’s talents, a sensible move so poorly implemented that it ends up being one of the film’s greatest drawbacks. Schumer’s Renee Bennett is supposed to be an everywoman whose insecurities about her appearance are relatable, if extreme.

Also Read: Amy Schumer Claps Back at 'I Feel Pretty' Critics: 'We All Struggle With Self-Esteem'

She works for Lily LeClaire, an upscale makeup company headed by its namesake founder (Lauren Hutton) and her granddaughter Avery (Williams), but Renee is stuck in a basement outpost, forever looking into the Midtown headquarters from the outside. That is, until a cranial injury during SoulCycle has her convinced that she’s attractive enough to go for a receptionist position at the model-filled main office.

We’re meant to identify with Renee as the woman-next-door gaslighted into thinking she’s an ogre. But Renee is also written as a monstrous egomaniac and a painfully basic bitch, two archetypes that Schumer often plays. The script’s tone-deafness reaches a particularly low point when Renee signs up for a grubby bikini contest at a dank bar on a first date, sticks her finger into a stranger’s mouth — and her good-guy plus-one (Rory Scovel, “The House”) finds her wannabe-stripper antics charming and seductive. Self-love and body acceptance have seldom smelled so much like stale beer.

Renee’s proximity to Avery, a sheltered heiress with a chipmunk voice and a heart of gold leads to the discovery that drugstore-makeup-using Long Island native Renee might be a valuable consultant for Lily LeClaire’s upcoming Target line. Williams masterfully parodies the studied fragility of a certain class of New York women, and Schumer excels in the scenes in which she sells Renee’s self-hatred and her jubilation at being “beautiful.”

Also Read: Justin Bieber to Amy Schumer: Stars Throw Their Support Behind #MarchForOurLives

But no other character, including Renee’s love interest and her two undifferentiated friends (Aidy Bryant and Busy Philipps), has any coherent personality at all. And Renee is so shambolically and jaggedly written that, by the time her big realization-cum-monologue arrives, all I wanted was for her to stop talking.

Occasionally, a human moment glints among the muddle. A late moment when a character points out how sad it is that Renee’s “wildest dream” is merely to be pretty is fleeting but wise. But such lines are all too rare, and ostensibly hilarious ones, like when Renee gets called “sir” by some random dude, are much more common. And the scenes where Renee, an adult woman, learns that conventionally attractive women have problems too simply feel condescending.

The movie that “I Feel Pretty” should have been deserves to be made. This version, in which a narcissist learns to love herself as is, feels far less necessary.



Read original story ‘I Feel Pretty’ Film Review: Amy Schumer Teaches a Despicable Lesson in Self-Love At TheWrap
See full article at The Wrap »

'I Feel Pretty' Review: Is This Amy Schumer Comedy Fat-Shaming Away the Funny?

'I Feel Pretty' Review: Is This Amy Schumer Comedy Fat-Shaming Away the Funny?
Hanging with Amy Schumer – a genuine comedy rock star – is always fun, especially when she's the lead writer on the movies and TV shows she appears in (hello, Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer). I Feel Pretty is not written by Schumer, though she reportedly had input – and the disconnect shows. The script is the handiwork of Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (How to Be Single, Never Been Kissed), who are also making a wobbly directorial debut that results in erratic pacing and a litany of mixed messages. Internet trolls have
See full article at Rolling Stone »

'I Feel Pretty': What the Critics Are Saying

'I Feel Pretty': What the Critics Are Saying
Critics are not necessarily feeling the love for Amy Schumer's latest comedy, I Feel Pretty. Early reviews are in, and the film sits at 34 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

The film follows Schumer's character, a woman struggling with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy, who wakes from a head injury believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman in the world.

In addition to the Trainwreck star, the film also features Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Rory Scovel, Saturday Night Live standout Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Game of Thrones' Tom Hopper, Adrian Martinez and Lauren Hutton.

Screenwriters Abby Kohn...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

Spotlight on the Stars: Amy Schumer

For our latest installment in the Spotlight on the Stars series, I wanted to look at one of the top comedy actresses in the business right now. Of course, I’m talking about Amy Schumer, who took Hollywood by storm a few years ago. An A-list comedic actress, Schumer still has a whole career in front of her, despite the high status already achieved. With a new comedy hitting this week in I Feel Pretty, what a perfect time to talk Schumer some more. We’ll get back to the film itself later in the week, but for now…the focus is all on her! The latest stand up comic to transition to acting, Schumer has also been a high profile figure in terms of the crusade for gun control. Between her comedy background, the talents she’s displayed on the big screen, and the passion for social justice displayed over the past few years,
See full article at Hollywoodnews.com »

Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty In St. Louis

In I Feel Pretty an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

Stars Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Phillips, Tom Hopper with Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton.

From Stx Films, I Feel Pretty opens in theaters on April 20.

Enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of I Feel Pretty on Tuesday, April 17 at 7pm in the St. Louis area.

Enter Your Name And Email In Our Comments Section Below.

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be In The St. Louis Area The Day Of The Screening.

2. No purchase necessary. A pass does
See full article at WeAreMovieGeeks.com »

Scream Factory Announces New John Carpenter Blu-rays, Including In The Mouth Of Madness and Someone’S Watching Me!

Scream Factory has a history of releasing treasured home media releases of John Carpenter movies, and that tradition will continue in 2018, as Scream Factory is thrilling fans of the Master of Horror with their announcement of new Blu-ray releases for Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, Someone's Watching Me!, and Memoirs of an Invisible Man:

All three Blu-rays are scheduled to come out on July 24th, and while we'll have to wait and see what the special features are for each release, the In the Mouth of Madness Blu-ray will be a Collector's Edition, so you can expect plenty of goodies on that release, as well as a new film transfer!

Read on for the complete announcement from Scream Factory, and check out the cover art for each release below:

From Scream Factory: "A wave of more John Carpenter films comes crashing into Scream Factory on July 24th! Two make
See full article at DailyDead »

In Praise of Burt Reynolds: The Last Good Ol' Boy Movie Star

In Praise of Burt Reynolds: The Last Good Ol' Boy Movie Star
"When you're famous, everybody wants to screw ya." So sayeth Vic Edwards, the faded screen idol portrayed by Burt Reynolds in Adam Rifkin's The Last Movie Star. This former sex symbol has long since passed the "everybody wants to screw ya" stage, his body forever wracked by too many film stunts and eyebrows perpetually levitated from too many facelifts. He spends much of his time bemoaning the wreckage of his life and career, both of which went off the rails decades ago due to a series of poor decisions.
See full article at Rolling Stone »

Amy Schumer's New Rom-Com Is the Hilarious (and Tragic) Reality of Female Confidence

The Big Sick just came out last year, but already we feel like we've fallen back into a romantic comedy drought. Fortunately, Amy Schumer is here with a new movie that should quench our thirst: I Feel Pretty. The comedian stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday to debut a brief teaser for the movie, whose tagline posits "What if you could change everything, without changing anything?" Now we have the full trailer! As you can see above, I Feel Pretty follows an "ordinary" woman (Schumer) struggling with low self-esteem who suffers a nasty head injury at SoulCycle and wakes up with a renewed sense of confidence. Like, extreme confidence. The type of confidence that lets you wear miniskirts with reckless abandon and tell Naomi Campbell that you're too pretty to model. Confidence with a capital "C." Is it a silly premise? Yes. Women shouldn't have to suffer a
See full article at BuzzSugar »

Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Gets New Spring Release Date

  • The Wrap
Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Gets New Spring Release Date
Amy Schumer’s “I Feel Pretty” will now open on April 27 instead of its original June 29 release date, Stx Films announced Wednesday. Stx said in a statement that the studio is looking to continue the powerful momentum of the film since the trailer hit 40 million views since its debut on Feb. 8 and the first test screening generated positive buzz, which is why the film’s release was moved up. “I Feel Pretty” also stars Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper, Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton. Also Read: Amy Schumer and 'I Feel Pretty' Tackle...
See full article at The Wrap »

I Feel Pretty Trailer Transforms Amy Schumer Into a Sex Goddess

I Feel Pretty Trailer Transforms Amy Schumer Into a Sex Goddess
Change everything, without changing anything. That's the tagline of I Feel Pretty, the latest comedy from Amy Schumer, which finds her filling up a wine glass with Ranch salad dressing. Today, we have the first trailer and poster for this transformative work of laughs.

STXfilms' new comedy I Feel Pretty is written and directed by the team of Abby Kohn & Marc Silverstein. It also features Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Emily Ratajkowski, Aidy Bryant, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper with Naomi Campbell and Lauren Hutton. The producers are McG, Mary Viola, Nicolas Chartier, Amy Schumer Alissa Phillips, Dominic Rustam. So you should have a pretty good idea of what you're in store for.

In I Feel Pretty an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound
See full article at MovieWeb »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites