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Patton Oswalt Introduces New Wife Meredith Salenger to Her First Christmas Tree

Patton Oswalt Introduces New Wife Meredith Salenger  to Her First Christmas Tree
Ho, ho, ho! Patton Oswalt's new wife Meredith Salenger is celebrating Christmas with a tree for the first time, with the comedian and actor and his 8-year-old daughter Alice, her new stepdaughter.  The actress, who rose to fame in 1985 with her starring role in The Journey of Natty Gann, was raised Jewish. "My first ever very own Christmas Tree!" Meredith wrote on Instagram late on Wednesday, alongside a photo of her with Patton and Alice in front of a tree decorated with traditional colorful ornaments, lights and a big star on top. "Fun night in: trimming the tree and sending Christmas cards! Also something I've never done! #family." The three were...
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Patton Oswalt Marries Meredith Salenger: See the Sweet Pic!

Patton Oswalt Marries Meredith Salenger: See the Sweet Pic!
Just married!

Patton Oswalt and his fiancée, Meredith Salenger, got married on Saturday in front of friends and family at Jim Henson Studios in Los Angeles.

Related: Patton Oswalt Talks Engagement to Fiancee Meredith Salenger and Dealing With Grief

The 48-year-old Veep actor and comedian shared a photo on Instagram of the happy couple walking down the aisle hand-in-hand with his 8-year-old daughter, Alice, who served as flower girl. Oswalt wore a sleek gray suit, while Salenger, 47, looked beautiful in a white off-the-shoulder gown while holding a bouquet of pink and red peonies.

"What'd you guys do yesterday?" he playfully captioned the snap, taken by photographer Jeff Vespa, and also tweeted a sweet photo of his daughter, dubbing her a "world champion flower girl."

Salenger, best known for her role in Disney's The Journey of Natty Gann, shared the same wedding photo alongside the caption, "True love. True happiness. Forever and always. The Oswalts."

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Film Review: ‘Shot’

Film Review: ‘Shot’
Jeremy Kagan’s gun-control drama “Shot” opens with a bullet piercing a man’s back. There’s a problem. The bang should be louder. So sound mixer Mark (Noah Wyle) hits rewind, and as the squib rushes back inside the actor’s cowboy costume, he cranks up the bass. That’s how ammo blasts, thinks Mark. But in a few hours, a stray shot will teach him that real-life gunfire is nothing like the movies. (For one, the pop! sounds more hollow.)

Kagan’s intimate, split-screen study of the after effects of violence tracks both the victim and the shooter, a guilt-ridden teen named Miguel (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.). The kid’s story is too clichéd to let “Shot” sell itself as emotional realism, but 2nd Amendment advocates arming themselves against a Hollywood screed will be relieved that the film avoids political activism to focus on trauma and recovery.

The split-screen starts when Miguel, a
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Noah Wyle Plays a Man Who is Hit By a Stray Bullet in The Trailer For His New Film Shot

This is the first trailer for a new film starring Noah Wyle (ER) called Shot. The story is set in Los Angeles and it follows a sound designer, who is struck by a stray bullet. This event will forever affect the lives of three individuals. I like what I'm seeing in this trailer. It looks like an intense film with an interesting story that's worth checking out. 

Shot begins as sound mixer Mark Newman (Wyle), is pumping up the volume on a bloody shootout scene in an action film. Hours later, after an argument with his wife Phoebe (Leal), Mark is suddenly felled by a real random bullet, and lies bleeding on the pavement with a chest wound. With Phoebe desperately trying to stop the bleeding, they both agonizingly wait for an ambulance to arrive as Mark fights for his life. Meanwhile, hidden behind a fence across the street, a teenager,
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Patton Oswalt Engaged to Actress Meredith Salenger -- See the Clever Engagement Photo

Patton Oswalt Engaged to Actress Meredith Salenger -- See the Clever Engagement Photo
Patton Oswalt has found love again.

The 48-year-old comedian is engaged to actress Meredith Salenger, the couple's reps confirm to Et. "They are engaged and in love," Salenger's rep says in a statement.

The bride-to-be cleverly shared the news on Instagram by posting an older photo of herself and Oswalt to Instagram, and photoshopped Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson onto her left hand.

"I don't wanna brag... but check out the size of The Rock on my finger! Hahahah," the 47-year-old actress captioned the selfie on Thursday morning.

More: Patton Oswalt Pens Heartbreaking Letter About Being a Single Dad Following Wife's Tragic Death

Johnson even responded to the post, tweeting: "Haha that's a big Rock. Tell that prick @pattonoswalt he still owes me
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Patton Oswalt Hits Red Carpet Holding Hands With Actress Meredith Salenger

Patton Oswalt Hits Red Carpet Holding Hands With Actress Meredith Salenger
Patton Oswalt brought a date to the Baby Driver premiere on Wednesday night in New York City.

The 48-year-old comedian posed on the red carpet with Meredith Salenger. Oswalt -- dressed in an all-blue outfit -- looked happy while holding hands with the 47-year-old actress, who was dressed in a floral skirt, leather jacket, black blouse and strappy heels.

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A rep for Salenger confirmed that two are in fact dating, telling Et, "She is in love. They met not too long ago through their mutual friend, Martha Plimpton."

More: Patton Oswalt Opens Up About Healing From Wife's Death Through Comedy -- It Makes It 'Somehow Manageable'

While at the premiere, Salenger also shared a selfie on Twitter of herself and Oswalt inside the event. She also retweeted fans' excitement that they showed up together. "Patton Oswalt is hanging with my childhood crush," one Twitter user reacted to The Journey of Natty Gann star's night out with
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Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger In Final Negotiations to Star in This Man, This Woman

Oscar winner Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) and Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure) are in final negotiations to star in the romance feature film This Man, This Woman, to be directed by Isabel Coixet whose new film Nobody Wants The Night opens the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, it was announced today by Fortitude International co-founders, Nadine de Barros and Robert Ogden Barnum, and producer Mike Lobell (The Freshman, Striptease).

Fortitude International is financing the film and will handle foreign sales on the project being introduced to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin next month.

De Barros and Barnum serve as executive producers. Lobell is producing the film.

The romance is written by Oscar winner Frederic Raphael (Eyes Wide Shut, Darling, Two For The Road).

CAA is representing domestic rights.

An estranged man, Matt Heller, and a woman, Martha Parks (Cruz
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Afm: Noah Wyle Set for Shooting Drama ‘Shot’

Afm: Noah Wyle Set for Shooting Drama ‘Shot’
Noah Wyle has come on board to star in independent drama “Shot,” which begins production in February.

Global Genesis Group is selling foreign rights at Afm.

Jeremy Kagan is directing from a script by William Lamborn and Anneke Campbell from a story by Kagan. “Shot” centers on an innocent bystander and his fiancee whose lives are turned upside down when a teenage kid unintentionally shoots the bystander.

Wyle and Kagan are producing.

Wyle currently stars in TNT’s “Falling Skies” for Robert Rodat and Steven Spielberg and will be seen in TNT’s “The Librarians.” Kagan’s credits include “The Journey of Natty Gann,” “The Chosen” and “Roswell.”

Wyle is represented by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
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12 film covers that exaggerate their actors' prominence

Odd List Ryan Lambie 26 Nov 2013 - 06:44

From reissued, obscure first films to misleading marketing, here are 12 film covers that exaggerate the role their famous actors play...

Filmmaker William Castle was famous for his movie gimmicks, from vibrating chairs to plastic skeletons soaring over the heads of audiences in cinemas. The marketers of 1958's The Fly, meanwhile, promised to pay $100 to the first person who could prove that its matter-transportation plot "couldn't happen". 

Selling movies to cynical punters is tough at the best of times, and using tricks and white lies to get people to part with their hard-earned cash is nothing new. And one of the simplest tricks in a film marketer's tool bag is to exaggerate an actor's role in whatever it is they're trying to sell. So if uncredited bit player number two suddenly becomes an A-list star three years after a movie's shot, you can be
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Destiny Image Films Announces the Official Release of The Lamp

Independent film makers finally have a true partner in distribution with Destiny Image Films.

The Lamp is the second feature film released in less than 10 months from Trost Moving Pictures, The Narrative Television Network and Destiny Image Films.

From the executive producers of 2010′s holiday best-seller, A Christmas Snow, Jim Stovall (best-selling author of The Ultimate Gift) and Tracy Trost have hit another ‘home run’ with The Lamp. The movie is based on the novel by Jim Stovall. The Lamp has been awarded 5 out of 5 Doves from The Dove Foundation and approved for all ages.

The Lamp is a heartwarming story of faith, hope and charity with something special for audiences of all ages. Starring Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Jason London (The Man in the Moon and Dazed and Confused), Meredith Salenger (The Journey of Natty Gann), L. Scott Caldwell (Lost, The Net), Sarah Brown (Cold Case,
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Reader of the Day: Yonatan

We're wrapping up Reader Appreciation Month but so many people seem to be enjoying "reader of the day" that we'll keep doing them... just not every single day. Stay tuned...

I thought we'd close the month with Yonatan (you can call him "Jonathan") from Israel. Why? Well because he had a job a couple of years back that I think all of you (not to mention me) would be jealous of: talking about the movies on TV! Sweet.

He started reading The Film Experience due to the foreign film Oscar pages and he was one of many readers who started sending me regular info on their home country so I could keep up the pages. Yonatan and I share a love of really insignificant trivia. For instance, he recently wondered aloud by e-mail if Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days (1995) and Jane Campion's Portrait of a Lady were the longest
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Their Best Role: John Cusack in 'High Fidelity'

Their Best Role: John Cusack in 'High Fidelity'
John Cusack would probably hate reading this; I'm told he's a fairly private person who hates dealing with the press. But I grew up with his films and have always considered him something like my cinematic alter ego. He and I are about the same age (Ok, he's two years older), and his characters' concerns and discoveries have often mirrored my own, and I suspect I'm not alone in this. Cusack is very good at this "everyman" character, tapping into the secret self of an entire generation. He's kind of a nerd, but he's capable of tossing a football around. He's good looking, but never really fits in with the good-looking crowd. He's an average student, but still whip-smart. He's funny without ever seeming clownish. He's a loner, but sometimes has close friends. He's cool enough to play a crook, but sensitive enough to be tormented by his duties.

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NL, Rosenberg rope 'Scamper'

New Line Cinema is gearing up to bring to the big screen the true story of the most successful female rodeo rider in history. The studio is developing Scamper, a feature film about the life of champion rider Charmayne James. Jeanne Rosenberg, who has penned several successful horse-related films, including the 1979 classic The Black Stallion, will pen the script. Titled for the name of James Champion' horse, Scamper will revolve around the relationship between James and her horse and culminate with her being crowned World Champion Barrel Racer for the first time in 1985 at age 15. The story will focus on how Scamper was considered an unridable horse until trained by James, who then went on to win 11 championships, including nine straight on Scamper. There are no producers attached to the project, which is being overseen by New Line production executives Chris Godsick and Mark Kaufman. In addition to penning The Black Stallion, Rosenberg recently scripted the large-format prequel The Young Black Stallion for the Walt Disney Co. and has written such features as White Fang and The Journey of Natty Gann. Rosenberg is repped by the Gersh Agency.

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