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Yes, You Totally Know Esmé Squalor From A Series of Unfortunate Events

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If you've ignored the advice to "look away" in the theme song of Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, then you've probably already realized that the series is definitely aptly named - a series of unfortunate events does happen to the three Baudelaire orphans, thanks to the devious plots of Count Olaf, played by Neil Patrick Harris.

The dire circumstances don't let up in season two. Along with Count Olaf's theater troupe (Hook-Handed Man, Henchperson of Indeterminate Gender, and the White-Faced Women), the orphans are pursued for their fortune by Esmé Squalor, played by Lucy Punch.

First appearing in A Series of Unfortunate Events as the wife of guest star Tony Hale in episode three, "The Ersatz Elevator," Punch's character is vain and villainous with a darkly comedic twist, with lines like, "If we give money to poor people, they won't be poor anymore and we won't

As Cameron Diaz Announces Her Retirement, Her Contributions to Women in Comedy Can’t Be Overstated

As Cameron Diaz Announces Her Retirement, Her Contributions to Women in Comedy Can’t Be Overstated
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.

Consider it official: Cameron Diaz is, in her own words, “actually retired.” The actress’ “Sweetest Thing” co-star Selma Blair made waves earlier this month when she tweeted that her pal had retired from the acting business, a note she later retracted, only for it to be confirmed by Diaz when the actresses (alongside fellow “Sweetest Thing” star Christina Applegate) reunited to chat about their raunchy 2002 feature. Diaz out.

Asked by Entertainment Weekly if the trio has reunited since filming the feature, the actresses were honest: No, but maybe they should. It also gave Diaz the chance to set the record straight on her retirement status, as she chimed in after Applegate joked that she was “semi-retired,” saying, “I’m totally down. I’m semi-retired, too, and I am actually retired, so I would love to see you ladies.
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Jacob Tremblay to star in R-rated comedy Good Boys

Room and Wonder star Jacob Tremblay has signed on to star in Universal’s upcoming R-rated comedy Good Boys, which marks the directorial debut of writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Bad Teacher).

Described as being in the vein of Superbad and Sausage Party, the comedy revolves around “four 12-year-old boys who skip school to embark on a day-long adventure fraught with comedic peril.” Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver are producing their film through their Point Grey production company.

Young actor Tremblay has recently wrapped filming on Xavier Dolan’s English-language debut The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, and will next be seen in Shane Black’s The Predator, which is set for release on September 14th 2018.

Via Variety

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Jacob Tremblay to Star in Comedy ‘Good Boys’ for Universal

Jacob Tremblay to Star in Comedy ‘Good Boys’ for Universal
Jacob Tremblay has signed to star in the R-rated comedy “Good Boys” for Universal with production starting in July.

The studio acquired the script by “The Office” alums Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who will also be making their feature directorial debut.

The movie described as being in the vein of “Superbad “and “Sausage Party” and follows four 12-year-old boys who skip school to embark on a day-long adventure fraught with comedic peril.

Point Grey principals Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver will produce. Good Universe’s Nathan Kahane will executive produce.

Tremblay starred in Lionsgate’s surprise hit “Wonder,” which grossed nearly $300 million worldwide. He broke out in 2015’s “Room” opposite Brie Larson, for which he was nominated for a SAG Award and was recognized by the Broadcast Film Critics and National Board of Review. He will next be seen in “The Predator” and recently wrapped Xavier Dolan
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Movie Review: Game Night

It wasn’t so long ago that hard R-rated comedies were coming out every week. The Hangover (2009) seemed to come out of nowhere and rejuvenate the genre to blockbuster heights. In the years following we got the likes of Bad Teacher (2011), Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), This is the End (2013), two more incredibly unfunny Hangover sequels (2011/2013), and Horrible Bosses (2011). There were many more of course, but it’s that last one that draws a tie to the latest hard R-rated comedy attempting to hit the zeitgeist. Horrible Bosses came out in the summer of 2011 when we were bombarded with blockbusters like Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The comedy was a huge success for the studio as it entertained audiences without over-sensitizing them.

Flash forward almost seven years later and you’ll notice Warner Bros.
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‘25’ Comedy From Hilary Winston, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Gets CBS Pilot Order

CBS has handed a pilot order to 25, a hybrid comedy from Bad Teacher creator Hilary Winston and Preacher and Future Man executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Sony Pictures TV, where Winston and Rogen and Goldberg’s Point Grey Pictures are based, will co-produce with CBS TV Studios. Written by Winston, 25 (fka Best Friends) centers on twentysomething Kyle, who comes to Austin to finally convince his old best friend from camp they are perfect for each other…
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Why Was ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ So Successful?

There have been more than 20 years since the release of the original ‘Jumanji’ (1995) starring the iconic Robin Williams. Even though the movie was heavily panned by the critics (it has a score of 39 out of 100 from and 51 out of 100 from Rotten Tomatoes) the audience loved it and it is considered as an all-time classic. Moreover, it made a massive amount of money in the worldwide box-office by earning an estimated $262,797,249 with a budget of $50 000 000. That is why it’s always a risky business to touch on such an insanely revered movie, adored by millions of fans around the world. When the idea of remaking ‘Jumanji’ was initially put on the table, there were tons of negative comments under Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s posts on the social media. Most of the folks out there were afraid that the WWE star turned actor and his ‘Seven Bucks Productions’ company
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How Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle proved doubters wrong

Simon Brew Jan 16, 2018

It's become a surprise commercial and critical hit - so what has the new Jumanji film got right?

Spoilers lie ahead for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

Over the weekend, I was back at my local multiplex to see the quite wonderful Coco. On the way in, I saw the manager of said picture palace, and we had a bit of a chat. He’s a friendly man, and just the kind of manager you want: always checks that everyone’s okay, is there if anything goes wrong.

He’s also good for a bit of insider chat, too. And we got talking about Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

I don’t think I was alone in inwardly sighing when I first learned of a reboot/sequel to Jumanji. I don’t hold massive affection for the original (although I thought Zathura was great), but still enjoyed it.
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Cameron Diaz to Play Miss Hannigan in Will Smith and Jay-z's 'Annie' Remake

Cameron Diaz to Play Miss Hannigan in Will Smith and Jay-z's 'Annie' Remake
After a successful collaboration on "Bad Teacher," Sony has turned to Cameron Diaz to play Miss Hannigan in a remake of "Annie" that the studio is producing with Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment banner, an individual familiar with the project has told TheWrap. Diaz joins the project after Sandra Bullock walked away from the role not once, but twice. Hannigan, of course, is the meanie who runs the orphanage where Annie and her friends live. Carol Burnett memorably played the role in the original 1982 film, and Sony has sought to cast an
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Sony Wants More ‘Bad Teacher’

Sony Wants More ‘Bad Teacher’
Columbia Pictures is developing Bad Teacher 2, to be directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Justin Malen. Jimmy Miller, Jake Kasdan, Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky will produce the film, and Melvin Mar will executive produce. The project is being developed for Cameron Diaz to star in the film but no deal is yet set with the actress. She took little upfront money the first time around and made a fortune when the bawdy film became a surprise hit. Sony Pictures production president Hanna Minghella said the studio “loves Justin’s take on the material – it hits all the notes that made the first film such a breakthrough hit and also takes the characters in a new direction that is fresh and fun.” The original took in $216 million worldwide and it hatched a half hour series for CBS that will star Ari Graynor. The Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television Studios
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Best of 2011: Top movie box office and DVD sales

Best of 2011: Top movie box office and DVD sales
This year was all about a boy wizard, a Bumblebee, and a sparklevamp. Joining Harry, Sam, and Edward in 2011′s box office toppers were two groups of wedding-oriented train wrecks, several superheroes, and a bunch of upstart Southern domestics. Over in DVDs, a couple instances of horse power and some evil geniuses joined the fray. So which films topped the box-0ffice? Click through to see 2011′s most popular movies.

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Top-grossing movies*

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, $381 million

2. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, $352 million

3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, $261 million

4. The Hangover Part II, $254 million
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Cameron Diaz, P Diddy 'seen making out' at New York hotel

Cameron Diaz, P Diddy 'seen making out' at New York hotel
Cameron Diaz and P Diddy have reportedly been spotted sharing a passionate kiss at a New York hotel. The Bad Teacher actor and the 42-year-old rapper were "making out like teenagers" at the city's Dream Downtown building last Saturday (December 10), according to Life & Style. Diaz and Diddy were believed to be "casually dating" earlier this year and went on a series of apparent dates, though the pair insisted that they were (more)
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Kristen Wiig, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Julia Roberts?: Golden Globe Contenders Best Actress Drama/Comedy

Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jean Dujardin, George Clooney, Johnny Depp?: Golden Globes 2012 Best Actor Drama/Comedy Contenders

The Best Actress – Drama list seems complete, though there are several possible runners-up: Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady, Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis for The Help, Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn. That matches our SAG predictions last night — and the SAG nominations themselves earlier this morning. Those are also the likely Best Actress Oscar contenders.

The possible upsets are Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Emma Stone for The Help, and Sandra Bullock for Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Kirsten Dunst is a runner-up runner-up for Lars von Trier's Melancholia. Due to her lesser star wattage, an even less likely contender is Elizabeth Olsen for Martha Marcy May Marlene. Like Crazy's
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Jason Reitman talks Young Adult

Last weekend Young Adult opened on 8 screens with a solid $40k per screen average and it expands to wide release tomorrow. I recently attended a press junket for the film written by Diablo Cody & directed by Jason Reitman. Below are the highlights from the press conference with director Jason Reitman.

Jason Reitman on Charlize Theron: I was only going to make this movie if I could make it with Charlize. I had read the script and I thought it was phenomenal, but I knew how tricky this character was and I knew how easily it would be to misinterpret this character. You know on the page she was written perfectly. She was nuanced and complicated and she wasn.t just some mean girl. She was a woman with deep wounds that like anybody wanted to be loved and was searching for her place in life who really only knew
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‘Young Adult’ Review

Screen Rant’s Kofi Outlaw Reviews Young Adult

Comedies about twisted, amoral human beings are apparently still en vogue, as demonstrated by the releases of both Bad Teacher and Horrible Bosses earlier this year. The trend continues this holiday season with Young Adult, director Jason Reitman’s (Up In The Air) tale of a former high school “it girl” turned alcoholic writer, who returns to her small town in order to win back an old flame.

However, the key to this type of film is making the unlikable protagonist(s) just sympathetic enough for the audience to engage with, while their cruder personality quirks provide the shock-and-awe humor. So, do Reitman and his leading lady Charlize Theron manage to walk the fine line between outrageously funny ...

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Is 2012 going to be the Year of the Dude Movie?

Is 2012 going to be the Year of the Dude Movie?
According to the results of a poll just released by Fandango, the most anticipated blockbuster for women in 2012 is The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn; Part 2. I would imagine that the first instinct of many moviegoers, upon hearing that information, is a forehead-slap followed by a long groan. But when you look at the list of big movies next year, it’s hard to blame the female population for returning to the glowy-skinned arms of the Twilight franchise. The Hollywood blockbuster season is always male-dominated, but it’s striking just how many dude-centric movies dominate the schedule next year.

Highly anticipated
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Jason Reitman Talks Young Adult, Autobiographical Films, And His Evolving Directing Style

There are a lot of big meta questions to be asked about Young Adult, the new film from the Juno team of director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody. It comes at the end of a year in which films like Bad Teacher and Bridesmaids made heroines out of women following some selfish impulses, and Charlize Theron's Young Adult character may be the most selfish of them all. And Young Adult is as dark and caustic as Juno was ultimately optimistic and sentimental, which could inspire any armchair psychologist to come up with plenty of theories about Reitman's and Cody's state of mind. But Reitman is in no mood to answer any of these questions, and following his massive press tour for Up in the Air-- a film that was coincidentally about firing people right when the economy was tanking-- you can't blame him. Young Adult is in
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Comedy Central is Developing Robots

Well, it’s actually the name of a series that they’re developing. Comedy Central isn’t actually developing robots, at least not publicly. They have, however, announced their 2011-12 development slate, and it includes an animated half-hour show entitled Robots. Here’s what they have to say about it:

What if robots attempted to take over the world well before they actually had the ability to do so? This animated show pits a group of household electronics against their slacker owner, Jeff. Unbeknownst to Jeff, the Robots plot and scheme to take over the world every day, however, their lack of ability and understanding of humans eventually foils their plans sending them into a tailspin. Executive produced and written by Kumail Nanjiani (Comedy Central‘s Hot List, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show), Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Bad Teacher).

Also in development is Time Trumpet,
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Katherine Heigl: 'They Wanted Me to Be America's Sweetheart, Then I Opened My Mouth'

Katherine Heigl: 'They Wanted Me to Be America's Sweetheart, Then I Opened My Mouth'
Katherine Heigl covers the January issue of Elle, and explains why she wants the public to like her again, saying, "I've never really been America's sweetheart, but for a minute I think that's what they wanted me to be. And I had 'em for a second thinking maybe I was. And then I opened my mouth and it was clear I wasn't."

She added, "There's so much of my mother's caustic, sarcastic, irreverent take on things.
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Patti Stanger Plays Millionaire Celebrity Matchmaker

Patti Stanger Plays Millionaire Celebrity Matchmaker
"Millionaire Matchmaker" star Patti Stanger stopped by The Grove to chat with "Extra's" Mario Lopez, where she matched up a few high-profile Hollywood stars, beginning with recently separated Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.

Patti paired Ashton with Olivia Wilde, and for Demi, Stanger said, "I see her with a businessman. You know, like an Andre Balazs. I think he's free right now." Patti added, "No more young boys."

When asked about soon-to-be divorced Kim Kardashian,
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