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You May Hate Adora on Sharp Objects, but You Definitely Love the Actress Who Plays Her

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We're only two episodes into HBO's Sharp Objects, but we only needed the premiere to get us seriously hooked. Based on the eponymous novel by Gillian Flynn, the miniseries follows journalist Camille Preaker as she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two preteen girls. Returning home is never easy, and Preaker encounters various reminders of that fact during her investigation - namely her mother, Adora Crellin. Adora is played by actress Patricia Clarkson, and her casting is a mark of true genius by the minds behind Sharp Objects.

Clarkson's portrayal of Adora is beautifully intricate in a way that only true character actors can achieve. It's easy to go campy with the "controlling mom and Southern belle" trope, but Adora is dangerous rather than shrill; brutal rather than ostentatious. It's obvious that she's a broken woman, though she hides it behind the facade of
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You May Hate Adora on Sharp Objects, but You Definitely Love the Actress Who Plays Her

Image Source: HBO

We're only two episodes into HBO's Sharp Objects, but we only needed the premiere to get us seriously hooked. Based on the eponymous novel by Gillian Flynn, the miniseries follows journalist Camille Preaker as she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two preteen girls. Returning home is never easy, and Preaker encounters various reminders of that fact during her investigation - namely her mother, Adora Crellin. Adora is played by actress Patricia Clarkson, and her casting is a mark of true genius by the minds behind Sharp Objects.

Clarkson's portrayal of Adora is beautifully intricate in a way that only true character actors can achieve. It's easy to go campy with the "controlling mom and Southern belle" trope, but Adora is dangerous rather than shrill; brutal rather than ostentatious. It's obvious that she's a broken woman, though she hides it behind the facade of
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Stanley Tucci and Wife Felicity Blunt Have Welcomed Their Second Baby Together!

Congratulations are in order! Stanley Tucci is a dad again, as he and his wife, Felicity Blunt, welcomed their second child. His rep confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that Felicity birthed a daughter named Emilia Giovanna Tucci on April 19. The bundle of joy weighed in at 6 lbs., 6 oz. The duo has not publicly spoken out about their baby or even Felicity's pregnancy. Instead of making a verbal public announcement, the couple let Felicity's baby bump speak for itself during Guggenheim Museum's screening of Final Portrait in NYC on Thursday, March 22, just a month before she gave birth. At the special event, Felicity's sister Emily Blunt and her good friend Blake Lively were seen rubbing her pregnant belly. Stanley, 57, and Felicity, 36, previously met at Emily's wedding to John Krasinski in 2010, just one year after Stanley's first wife, Kate Tucci, sadly died. They got engaged in Berlin a year after Emily and John's
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‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Set for 2020, Will Gluck Returning to Direct

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Sony Pictures has dated “Peter Rabbit 2” for Feb. 7, 2020, in the U.S. and March 27, 2020, in the U.K., and is bringing back Will Gluck to return to direct and write the sequel.

“Peter Rabbit” has taken in $115 million in the U.S. and is Sony Pictures’ biggest ever non-Bond film in the UK, with a $55.7 million total in that market after holding the top spot for four weeks in a row.

The CGI-live action comedy-drama showed staying power in North America among the family audience in the pre-summer season, taking in an impressive 4.5 multiple off its $25 million domestic opening weekend.

The movie is based on an original story and screenplay by Rob Lieber and Gluck, based on the stories of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter. The film stars Rose Byrne as Bea, Domhnall Gleeson as Thomas McGregor, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, and James Corden.

The
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‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Set for 2020, Will Gluck Returning to Direct

‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Set for 2020, Will Gluck Returning to Direct
Sony Pictures has dated “Peter Rabbit 2” for Feb. 7, 2020, in the U.S. and March 27, 2020, in the U.K., and is bringing back Will Gluck to return to direct and write the sequel.

“Peter Rabbit” has taken in $115 million in the U.S. and is Sony Pictures’ biggest ever non-Bond film in the UK, with a $55.7 million total in that market after holding the top spot for four weeks in a row.

The CGI-live action comedy-drama showed staying power in North America among the family audience in the pre-summer season, taking in an impressive 4.5 multiple off its $25 million domestic opening weekend.

The movie is based on an original story and screenplay by Rob Lieber and Gluck, based on the stories of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter. The film stars Rose Byrne as Bea, Domhnall Gleeson as Thomas McGregor, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, and James Corden.

The
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Amanda Bynes Makes a Rare Appearance at a Political Fundraiser and Is Reportedly Doing "Really Well"

She's baaaack! Amanda Bynes made a rare appearance at a fundraiser in Glendale, CA, earlier this month to show her support for Pat Harris — the Democratic candidate running for a seat in the United States Senate. Although the former Nickelodeon star doesn't usually publicize her political beliefs, a source told Us Weekly that she wanted to "show up to support Pat." Watch the video above to see how Amanda is doing since stepping out for the event! "Amanda attended a fundraiser for the Democratic challenger for Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat, Pat Harris," the source explained. "Amanda is very civic-minded and wanted to show up to support Pat. [She is] basically just living her life." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Since 2014 — when Amanda was placed under an involuntary psychiatric hold for several weeks — she has not only tried to turn her life around, but also made the effort, despite any backlash, to become
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Amanda Bynes 'Terrorized' by Imposter Twitter Accounts 'Mocking Mental Illness,' Says Lawyer

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Amanda Bynes 'Terrorized' by Imposter Twitter Accounts 'Mocking Mental Illness,' Says Lawyer
Amanda Bynes is being terrorized by fake Twitter accounts and the social media giant is doing nothing to stop it, the Bynes’ family lawyer tells People.

Bynes, 32, has been complaining about the fake accounts for years, urging her followers to stay away. Her family attorney says she has also made repeated legal requests to the company asking that the accounts be removed. Recently, one of the alleged imposters wrote a post on Instagram asking fans to send money to help with medical bills, TMZ reported. That account no longer appears to be active.

“At the end of the day, if
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Movie Review: Blockers

Teen-sex comedies are nothing new to filmgoers. From classics like Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) and American Pie (1999), to modern day favorites like Superbad (2007) and Easy A (2010), audiences continue to connect with that awkward sexual time present in most high schooler students’ life. It’s a scenario that is both relatable and offers screenwriters an opportunity to sprinkle in some coming-of-age tropes. The writers of Blockers, Brian and Jim Kehoe, certainly chose to do just that, and while their screenplay nails the comedic aspect of teen sexuality and the concerns such presents their parents, the Kehoes fail to create anything meaningful with their story’s dramatic elements. This certainly doesn’t damage the overall enjoyment to be had with Blockers, it just prevents it from being considered among the great teen-sex comedy movies that came before it.

Lisa (Leslie Mann), Mitchell (John Cena), and Hunter (Ike Barinholtz) all have daughters
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Exclusive: Will Gluck on Peter Rabbit & sensitivity in cinema

Though an quintessentially British movie, Peter Rabbit was in fact directed by an American, in the form of Easy A helmer Will Gluck. To mark the film’s March 16th release we sat down with the filmmaker as he discusses with us how he went about achieving that inherent British quality.

He began by discussing his own personal relationship with the Beatrix Potter books, and why he felt there had never been a Peter Rabbit movie before now. He speaks about the limitless possibilities that filmmakers have when working with computer animation, and exactly how it worked using a CGI protagonist in a live action landscape.

He then went on to discuss the wonderful cast he has assembled, which features the likes of James Corden, Daisy Ridley and Domhnall Gleeson, while we couldn’t help but ask about his thoughts on the controversial scene where the latter’s character is
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Exclusive Interview – Director Will Gluck on Peter Rabbit, a possible sequel, and Easy A

Sony PicturesPeter Rabbit makes its way into UK cinemas this coming Friday, and Flickering Myth’s Thomas Harris caught up with director Will Gluck to discuss his adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s beloved character, the chances of a sequel, and Gluck’s 2010 film Easy A. Check it out in the video below, or watch it over on our YouTube channel…

See Also: Read our reviews of Peter Rabbit here and here

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie,
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Grey's Anatomy: Where You've See Maggie's Tinder Date Before

If you've been keeping up with Grey's, you'll know that Maggie has a peculiar will-they-won't-they relationship with her smoldering plastic surgeon stepbrother Jackson. Side-stepping from this weird dynamic, Maggie hops onto Tinder and begins casually dating the laid-back, slightly smarmy social media guru Clive in season 14. Their relationship is easy and low maintenance, until, uh, Maggie discovers Clive's big secret. While watching the drama unfold between Maggie and Clive, you might be wondering why you recognize Maggie's paramour. Well, that's because Blake Hood, the actor who plays Clive, has been in various roles on television and film, including small parts on Desperate Housewives, NCIS, 2 Broke Girls, and The Vampire Diaries. Although he has had roles in movies like Easy A, he is known for his career in television, making his TV debut with a minor role in the series 'Til Death. Hood previously held a recurring role in season
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‘Peter Rabbit’ Is A Wildly Weird Take On A Beloved Classic [Review]

It’s hard to make sense of “Peter Rabbit.” Based on Beatrix Potter‘s beloved, century-old British literary mainstay, this CG/live-action hybrid adaptation enlists Will Gluck, the American director/co-writer behind an inconsistent batch of studio comedies, including “Easy A,” “Friends With Benefits,” “Fired Up” and 2014’s “Annie” remake, to bring this early 20th century garden rabbit to the new millennium.
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The Preview Reel: Fifty Shades Freed, Peter Rabbit, and The 15:17 to Paris

Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, wherein we look at the week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Last week was an especially slow week as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) regained the top spot from Maze Runner: The Death Cure. That likely won’t happen this week as there are three big releases aiming at different demographics. The final chapter of the Fifty Shades series whips into theaters, while Peter Rabbit is aimed towards family audiences, and The 15:17 to Paris looks to please the older demographic. Let’s see which comes out on top.

Fifty Shades Freed

What we are excited about: The fact that this is the final installment, seriously. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) was a boring, poorly made, not-so-erotic erotic thriller, and Fifty Shades Darker (2017) was even worse. So, hope for the third installment being a step in the right direction is almost non-existent, and we
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Peter Rabbit movie review: splat the bunny

MaryAnn’s quick take… Tosses out the very sentiments that make Beatrix Potter’s work so beloved and so enduring in favor of the sullen bratty championing of cruelty and disenchantment. Nihilistic money-grubbing garbage. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have read the source material (and I am indifferent about it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto) women’s participation in this film

(learn more about this)

Oh my god no. No one asked for, and no one wants, a Peter Rabbit movie with explosions. I do not want my movie about a naughty but sweet little bunny and his vegetable-garden heist to come with buttcrack and crotch-injury “humor.” I do not need to see realistic CGI animals being physically abused, nor do I want to see even more realistic live-action humans being physically abused by CGI animals. And I
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10 Throwbacks That Would Totally Embarrass These Celebs If They Found Out We Unearthed Them

10 Throwbacks That Would Totally Embarrass These Celebs If They Found Out We Unearthed Them
Turns out most, if not all, celebs have a treasure trove of embarrassing moments in their arsenal — and while we assume they’d rather keep them under wraps, we couldn’t help but uncover them. They’re just that amazing.

From Bradley Cooper’s article on dating and relationships to Mark Ruffalo’s unforgettable Clearasil commercial, we’re taking a look back at stars’ cute-yet-cringe-worthy moments.

Jeremy Renner

Before making it big in Hollywood, Renner was a reality TV star on Bravo’s The It Factor, which followed a group of aspiring actors looking to make it in the film
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Movie Review – Peter Rabbit (2018)

Peter Rabbit, 2018.

Directed by Will Gluck.

Starring James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Sia, Colin Moody, and Sam Neill.

Synopsis:

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Based on Beatrix Potter’s classic children’s tales, Peter Rabbit is a curious combination of tried and true British humor and the standard components that make up most younger geared American animated talking animal features. Since director Will Gluck (Easy A, Annie) is tasked with blending live-action characters and CGI critters capable of doing anything from verbal communication to detonating explosives, it’s a wise decision that pays off to include a variety of comedic styles; adults will assuredly chuckle here and there at the witty banter between humans (again, it is unmistakably British) while children will consistently find entertainment in the
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Peter Rabbit review: James Corden's twerking bunny gets away with it – just

Thew new Beatrix Potter adaptation tries to follow in the footsteps of the blockbuster Paddington movies, and largely manages to pull it off

When the first trailer for the new, updated Peter Rabbit came out a few months ago, the general reaction was horror. Here was Beatrix Potter’s delightful 19th century creation as an obnoxious, James Corden-voiced lout who abuses songbirds, scatters lettuce leaves like dollar bills and holds a raucous frat party in Mr McGregor’s house involving – get ready to primp your petticoats – twerking! Ms Potter would be turning in her vegetable patch. But as with Paddington – remember the “creepy Paddington” meme? – expectations of sacrilege were overdoing it somewhat. This kids’ animation is altogether lively and funny with just enough soul, even if it comes at the expense of Potter’s sensitivity and delicacy.

Directed by Will Gluck – whose record includes the saccharine Annie remake but
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Clint Culpepper Steps Down as Head of Screen Gems

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Clint Culpepper has stepped down as the head of Screen Gems, Sony announced on Friday. Culpepper spent 28 years with the studio. He will now segue to a producer role in a deal at the Sony Pictures division that specializes in lower-budget genre films. “Clint has had an extraordinary career at Spe. Under his leadership, Screen Gems is one of the most prolific and diverse genre labels in the industry,” Sony Chief Tom Rothman in an internal memo. “Clint and his excellent team drove box office hits including the ‘Resident Evil’ and the ‘Underworld’ franchises, and groundbreaking successes like ‘Easy A,’...
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4Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 2017

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4Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 20174Dx, VIP, and more: the best Cineplex experiences of 2017Jenny Bullough12/27/2017 9:03:00 Am

It's no surprise that all of us at Cineplex are huge movie fans. Whether it's buzzed-about indie films or big-budget blockbusters, we're here for it. And while we'll admit to being purists in the sense that we're happy watching movies the old-fashioned 2D way, we also believe in bringing more to the movie experience, and exploring all the ways that the future of moviegoing is changing. That's why we're continually introducing new technologies and experiences in our theatres; here's a list of some of the best, most popular, and attention-getting experiences from the past year.

Movies in 4Dx

Whether it was The Lego Batman Movie, The Fate of the Furious, Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy v2 or something more recent, there have been so many choices
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