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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,
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Ben Affleck Wants to Save His Marriage With Jennifer Garner — but She’s Done (Report)

She’s gone, girl! It’s been more than two years since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation — and despite the 45-year-old actor's best efforts to win his wife back, she’s reportedly turned him down. According to a new report, Jennifer, also 45, wants to move forward with a divorce. Even though Ben is currently dating Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, "he’s begged [Jennifer] to come back several times, but she has no interest," an insider recently revealed to Us Weekly. However, that apparently wasn’t always the case. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) After the couple’s initial split in 2015, the 13 Going on 30 actress did her best to salvage her marriage to Ben — even though he wasn’t as willing at the time. "She put her heart and soul into fixing the relationship and wanted so desperately to turn things around for the children’s sake as well as theirs,
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Netflix In June: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone

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Netflix In June: What’s Coming and What to Watch Before It’s Gone
What’s coming June 1: “13 Going On 30

The cult classic featuring Jennifer Garner as a 13-year-old trapped in a 30-year-old’s body will be on the streaming service at the beginning of the month. It’s worth watching for the “Thriller” scene if nothing else.

What’s coming June 9: “Orange Is The New Black

We know you’ve been waiting for the fifth season of OITNB. The entire season will be available to stream June 9.

What’s coming June 17: “Grey’s Anatomy

So, with all that Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) has been through–like a plane crash and
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Kristen Johnston cast in 'Bride Wars'

Kristen Johnston cast in 'Bride Wars'
Kristen Johnston has entered the bridal war zone.

The actress has joined the cast of the Regency Enterprises and Fox comedy "Bride Wars", starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway and Candice Bergen. Johnston will play Deb, a self-absorbed, opportunistic fellow schoolteacher of Emma (Hathaway).

Principal photography is under way in Boston for the film that revolves around two childhood best friends, Liv (Hudson) and Emma, whose engagements come at the same time. Subsequent wedding planning results in them picking the same ceremony location, New York's Plaza Hotel, and because of a clerical error, the same date.

Bergen plays wedding planner Marion St. Claire. Rounding out the cast are Bryan Greenberg ("October Road"), who plays Liv's brother, Nate; Steve Howey (Daniel); Chris Pratt (Fletcher); Michael Arden (Kevin); John Pankow (Emma's dad); and Paul Scheer (Nicky Coo/Dr. Dance).

Gary Winick ("13 Going on 30") is directing the screenplay penned by Casey Wilson and June Raphael. Hudson is producing with Alan Riche and Firm Film's Julie Yorn.

Lee among helmer recruits

NBC has tapped Spike Lee to direct its drama pilot M.O.N.Y. and Gary Winick to helm another one-hour pilot, the dramedy Lipstick Jungle.

Meanwhile, ABC has signed Peyton Reed to direct Cashmere Mafia, and Fox has recruited P.J. Hogan for Philadelphia General.

Other notable directors who have come aboard pilots include Emmy winner Todd Holland on the CBS comedy Fugly, Emmy winner Jon Cassar on the Fox drama NSA Innocent, Alex Graves on the NBC drama Journeyman and Ian Toynton on Fox's comedic drama Supreme Courtships.

M.O.N.Y., from NBC Universal TV Studio and writer-producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson, centers on an unlikely everyman who becomes the mayor of New York. The project, set and to be filmed in New York, is considered a great fit for Lee, one of the quintessential New York directors. His attachment to the project stems from his development deal with NBC earlier this year. He is repped by WMA.

Winick, who has directed such movies as 13 Going on 30 and last year's Charlotte's Web, will tackle NBC Universal TV Studio's Lipstick, about a trio of power-hungry New York women.

One for ages: Uni, Aniston on 'Counter'

Universal Pictures has picked up Counter Clockwise, a dramedy written by Paul Bernbaum for Jennifer Aniston to produce with an eye to star. Grant Scharbo and Gina Matthews of Roundtable Entertainment also are producing, along with Aniston's partner, Kristin Hahn. The story centers on noted Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, who is known for her work in the illusion of control, decision-making and aging theories. The script focuses on a real study Langer conducted in which she reversed the aging process of her subjects by making them believe they were younger. She wrote about her findings in Mindfulness. Scharbo and Matthews, who were producers on 13 Going on 30 and What Women Want, came across the study in Deepak Chopra's book Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. They acquired Langer's rights and brought it to Aniston and Hahn.

Hsiao 'Taken' for DreamWorks pic

Rita Hsiao has been tapped to adapt A Guy Not Taken for DreamWorks. Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Chris Bender are producing the romantic comedy, which is based on a short story written by best-selling author Jennifer Weiner. First published in Glamour magazine in October, Taken is a wish-fulfillment fantasy that explores a married woman's life had she chosen a different path. Weiner is the author behind such books as Good in Bed, In Her Shoes and Little Earthquakes. Benderspink's JC Spink and the company's president of production, Jake Weiner, are exec producing. David Beaubaire and Ashley Brucks are shepherding the project for DreamWorks, and Aditya Sood is overseeing for Parkes and MacDonald. Hsiao, repped by Endeavor, has won Annie Awards for her writing work on Toy Story 2 and Mulan. She also has worked on 13 Going on 30, Hitch and Enchanted, which goes into production next month.

Ailing Garner Fighting To Be Fit for Premiere

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Ailing Garner Fighting To Be Fit for Premiere
Ben Affleck's new girlfriend Jennifer Garner is battling a viral infection as she prepares for this weekend's Elektra premiere in Las Vegas. The 13 Going On 30 actress has canceled her promotional duties for the film after falling ill just before New Year's Eve. Her publicist Nicole King says, "She's taking it day by day." In addition to all the publicity surrounding Elektra, Garner's television show Alias, in which she stars opposite ex-boyfriend Michael Vartan, is set to start its fourth season tonight.

Garner: "I'm Single"

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Stunning actress Jennifer Garner has confirmed rumors she's split from her Alias castmate Michael Vartan - and has also lost her social life in the process. The brunette beauty - who has recently been linked to her Daredevil co-star Ben Affleck - finally spoke about the tabloid reports after two months of speculation on their coupling. Garner began dating Vartan last year after she split from husband Scott Foley. Last month Vartan refused to acknowledge he was no longer dating Garner to Us Weekly magazine, saying, "I'm not going to confirm if Jennifer and I are still together." However during promotional activities from 13 Going On 30 in Australia, Garner told Fox radio station she was young, free and single once again. She says, "I am single. I am single and boring and home on Saturday night all by myself."

'Robot' dominating int'l circuit

SYDNEY -- I, Robot performed solidly this weekend, taking the No. 1 spot internationally. The film took in a whopping $30.9 million on 6,034 screens in 29 territories, according to estimates from distributor 20th Century Fox. That was the best day-and-date figure for the company since The Day After Tomorrow, a brought in a cumulative total to date of $70.8 million after its (mostly) second week. The film opened No. 1 in the United Kingdom with about $8.4 million on 710 screens, streets ahead of the second player, 13 Going on 30, with half a million dollars, and on par with Minority Report. But this was nowhere near top performers like The Matrix (£8.7 million to I, Robot's £3.8 million). Fox put the lower-than-expected figures down to tropical storms in Europe. The futuristic thriller also took top honors opening in Germany ($5.1 million on 910 screens); Austria ($757,000 from 102 screens); Sweden ($689,000 on 82 screens); Belgium ($675,000 on 87); Holland ($642,000 on 108); Indonesia ($171,000 on 54); Norway ($343,000 on 63); Bolivia $31,000 on eight); and Brazil ($979,000 on 396). Fox predicted they would secure the No. 1 position in Russia, where I, Robot took $2.4 million from 292 screens; and Central America ($178,000).

Schneider, Greer join Crowe film

Schneider, Greer join Crowe film
Judy Greer and Paul Schneider have signed on for roles in Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown for Paramount Pictures. Shooting starts this month. The project, which is being closely guarded, is described as a love letter to the resilience of the life force and the story of an unexpected romance. Orlando Bloom, Kirsten Dunst, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Biel star, with Greer (13 Going on 30) playing the daughter of Susan Sarandon's character and Schneider -- who played the lead in David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls -- playing the cousin of Bloom's character. Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner's C/W Prods. and Crowe's Vinyl Films are producing.

Winick caught in 'Web,' will helm Par pic

Winick caught in 'Web,' will helm Par pic
Gary Winick, who helmed 13 Going on 30, has signed on to direct the British children's classic Charlotte's Web for the Kerner Entertainment Co. and Paramount Pictures. Karey Kirkpatrick has been brought in to revise the adaptation -- written by Susannah Grant -- of E.B. White's classic. Kerner Entertainment production head Paul Neesan will serve as an executive producer on the live-action/photorealistic CG animation picture with Edgar Bronfman Sr. (The book was previously made into an animated film in 1973 by Paramount Pictures and Sagittarius Prods., which is owned by Bronfman.)

'Troy' wins weekend horse race

'Troy' wins weekend horse race
Warner Bros. Pictures' Troy scored an epic win at the weekend boxoffice as the Brad Pitt starrer collected an estimated $45.6 million to debut in first place, according to studio figures compiled Sunday. Last weekend's champion, Universal's monster movie Van Helsing dropped one spot to No. 2 with an estimated $20.1 million. Paramount's high school comedy Mean Girls fell from second to third place with an estimated $10.1 million. The romantic comedy Breakin' All the Rules from Sony's Screen Gems unit debuted in fourth place with an estimated $5.3 million, in a tie with 20th Century Fox's Denzel Washington thriller Man on Fire. Sony's 13 Going on 30 took sixth place with an estimated $4.2 million. Warner Bros.' New York Minute landed at No. 7, down from fourth place a week ago, wtih an estimated $3.8 million. New Line's Laws of Attraction fell in love with eighth place with an estimated $2.1 million. Miramax's Kill Bill-Vol. 2 added an estimated $1.5 million to its totals at No. 9. Lions Gate's Godsend rounded out the weekend top 10 with an estimated $1 million. Final figures will be released Monday.

'Girls' power tops boxoffice

Paramount's Mean Girls were crowned queens of the boxoffice this weekend as the Lindsay Lohan starrer pulled off a surprisingly strong win with an estimated $25 million and the top spot. The debut of the teen comedy, which marked a personal best for Lohan and director Mark Waters, had been expected to be in the mid- to high teens or $20 million at the very high end. Altogether, there were five new wide releases battling it out this weekend against holdovers and the NBA playoffs -- the staunchest holdover being 20th Century Fox's Man on Fire. The Denzel Washington starrer, which captured the top spot a week earlier, placed second with an estimated $15.2 million, a modest drop of 33%. The cume to date for the Tony Scott-helmed Regency Enterprises picture is $44.5 million after 10 days. Sony's 13 Going on 30 took the biggest hit from Mean Girls as both pictures appealed primarily to females. The Revolution Studios comedy moved into the third slot with an estimated $10 million, down a steep 53% from its opening. The Jennifer Garner starrer has generated an estimated $35.2 million so far.

'Man,' '13' set April record, with both clearing $20 mil

Thanks largely to the strong one-two punch from 20th Century Fox's Man on Fire and Sony's 13 Going on 30, the boxoffice in North America racked up some stout returns during the weekend. Man on Fire, an action-thriller starring Denzel Washington and helmed by Tony Scott, kindled $22.8 million on its debut, while 13 Going on 30, which marked Jennifer Garner's first starring role, opened with $21.1 million. Setting a new precedent, it was the first time in April that two films grossed more than $20 million each during the same weekend. Altogether, the 121 films tracked by The Hollywood Reporter generated $98.4 million at the boxoffice, up 7% from the comparable weekend a year ago.

Final boxoffice: 'Fire' lights up $22.8 million

Final boxoffice: 'Fire' lights up $22.8 million
This weekend's boxoffice ended up as a close horse race between a seasoned veteran and a young filly -- 20th Century Fox's Man on Fire, starring Denzel Washington and helmed by Tony Scott, and Sony's 13 Going on 30, which marked Jennifer Garner's first starring role -- with both films finishing strong and the former winning by a nose. "Man" opened with $22.8 million, and "13" had $21 million, final figures compiled Monday showed. Together the two films set an April record, as there has never been two pictures that grossed or opened to more than $20 million each on the same weekend during the month. The debut of Man, a New Regency co-production, marked a personal best for Washington for a three-day weekend, besting the $22.6 million generated by Warner Bros. Pictures' Training Day. The two films played to different audience demographics, with the R-rated action-thriller "Man" playing older and more male, while the PG-13 rated romantic comedy "13," from Revolution Studios, attracted a younger female audience.

'Man,' '13' light up boxoffice

This weekend's boxoffice ended up as a close horse race between a seasoned veteran and a young filly -- 20th Century Fox's Man on Fire, starring Denzel Washington and helmed by Tony Scott, and Sony's 13 Going on 30, which marked Jennifer Garner's first starring role -- with both films finishing strong and the former winning by a nose. Man opened with an estimated $23 million, and 13 had an estimated $22 million. Together the two films set an April record, as there has never been two pictures that grossed or opened to more than $20 million each on the same weekend during the month. The debut of Man, a New Regency co-production, marked a personal best for Washington for a three-day weekend, besting the $22.6 million generated by Warner Bros. Pictures' Training Day. The two films played to different audience demographics, with the R-rated action-thriller Man playing older and more male, while the PG-13 rated romantic comedy 13, from Revolution Studios, attracted a younger female audience.

Boxoffice preview: A good old-fashioned shootout

Boxoffice preview: A good old-fashioned shootout
Some genuine suspense appears to surround this weekend's boxoffice matchup. The two new wide releases couldn't be more different. 20th Century Fox/New Regency Enterprises' hard-edged revenge thriller Man on Fire faces off against Sony Pictures/Revolution Studios' lighthearted comedy 13 Going on 30. But because each film has several drawing points as well as a couple of drawbacks, it could make for a close race. Vengeance has ruled at the boxoffice in recent weeks. Last weekend, Kill Bill-Vol. 2 reigned with a $25.1 million haul, with The Punisher scoring the second spot. Three weekends ago, Hellboy held sway with $23.2 million, and Walking Tall claimed the runner-up position. And even though it runs the risk of courting moviegoers whose death wish might be satiated, Man on Fire should continue what Uma Thurman's Kill Bill character called the "roaring rampage of revenge."

'Man on Fire' holds off challenge from '13 Going on 30'

'Man on Fire' holds off challenge from '13 Going on 30'
The weekend's two wide release debuts did battle at the boxoffice, taking the top two spots, studio estimates compiled Sunday revealed, as 20th Century Fox's revenge actioner Man on Fire narrowly defeated Sony/Revolution's body-switching comedy 13 Going on 30. Man on Fire collected an estimated $23 million while 13 Going on 30 took in an estimated $22 million. Last weekend's top title, Miramax's Kill Bill-Vol. 2 dropped to No. 3 with an estimated $10.4 million. Lions Gate's The Punisher also dropped two spots to land at No. 4 with an estimated $6.1 million. Buena Vista's animated Home on the Range held on to fifth place with an estimated $3.5 million. Fox Searchlight's Johnson Family Vacation collected an estimated $3.15 million in sixth place, down from third a week ago. Warner Bros.' Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed was right behind in seventh with an estimated $3.14 million. Sony/Revolution's Hellboy was at No. 8 with an estimated $3 million. Miramax's Ella Enchanted took the ninth spot with an estimated $2.7 million. MGM's Walking Tall rounded out the weekend top 10 with an estimated $2.65 million. Final figures will be released Monday.

Garner Won't Desert TV Show

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Sexy actress Jennifer Garner will stick with American TV drama Alias till the end. The 31-year-old star, who plays double agent Sydney Bristow in the hit spy show, will not let her budding film career interfere with the small screen series which made her a star. Golden Globe winning Garner remains excited about both Alias and her upcoming film 13 Going On 30. She says, "I'll be with Alias as long as it runs. It's my job, a job I love. I've said this before, because Alias is the best job ever, but 13 Going On 30 has been a job that every day I worked on it, I was in heaven. I think about it coming out, and I just can't wait for the people that I love to see it."
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