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Every Day Review

Based on David Levithan’s New York Times Bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) who falls in love with “A”, a person who wakes up in a different body every day. Rhiannon and A end up finding their way to each other again and again, while dealing with the realities of their unusual relationship. Conveniently, this teen body-snatcher explains that they never wake up in a body too far away and the bodies A inhabits are always of a similar age, which thankfully eliminates some rather shady encounters.

Aimed at an adolescent audience, the film combines humour, fantasy and (a pleasant but sometimes cloying) sweetness to its characters and narrative. Every Day is a film that treads precariously between a teen flick and something that may appeal to even younger audiences; with its minimal conflict and quickly resolved drama, which many might find this verging on bland.
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Every Day review – beguiling metempsychotic teen romance

This captivating, thoughtful fantasy is like a teenaged Groundhog Day or Spike Jonze’s Her – just go with it

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Here is a weirdly beguiling movie, adapted by Jesse Andrews from David Levithan’s Ya novel of the same name, and directed by Michael Sucsy, who made the treacly Channing Tatum weepie The Vow. This is much better. I can only describe it as a metempsychotic teen romance, or palingenetic high-school fantasy. It doesn’t begin with any of the obvious comic or ironic palliatives to get you used to its bizarre high concept. It is offered absolutely straight, like a concerned “issue” movie about something non-supernatural. You have to just go with it, and not break the butterfly of its idea on the wheel of derision.
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‘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.”

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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.



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‘I Feel Pretty’ Directors Say They Were ‘Disappointed’ After Backlash From Trailer

‘I Feel Pretty’ Directors Say They Were ‘Disappointed’ After Backlash From Trailer
At the Los Angeles premiere for comedy “I Feel Pretty” starring Amy Schumer, the directors and cast addressed the negative reaction the trailer generated after the film’s message was perceived to be that confidence stems solely from body image.

The film follows Schumer’s character Renee who has low self-esteem until she hits her head and wakes up feeling beautiful and confident. Nothing physically has changed about Renee, but when she looks in the mirror she considers herself “undeniably pretty.”

On the red carpet, co-writers and co-directors Marc Silverstein and Abby Kohn, who have worked together for more than 20 years writing films such as “Never Been Kissed” and “The Vow,” agreed that people should see the movie instead of guessing the message based on the trailer. “We were disappointed because people were discussing a movie that they hadn’t yet seen, which always is going to leave a lot of holes in their understanding,
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Amy Schumer gets prettier with less makeup, and more with the directors of I Feel Pretty

I can’t believe it’s already been three years since Amy Schumer made her movie debut. Now Schumer’s new movie is the directorial debut of Hollywood writing team Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The duo wrote rom-coms Never Been Kissed, He’s Just Not That Into You, Valentine’s Day and How To Be Single, as well as the straight rom-drama The Vow. They met at USC in the ‘90s. After a number of hit movies, studios began sending them screenplays to direct, but Silverstein and Kohn decided to write their own. Schumer plays Renee Bennett, a woman who signs up for SoulCycle […]

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The Meg International Trailer Has Scary New Shark Footage

Sometime during the night, Warner Bros. unleashed the savage first trailer for The Meg. And it's a lot of fun for lovers of shark mayhem. There have been an infinite number of goofy great white flicks released in the past decade, mostly crafted for the Syfy channel. These Z grade schlock fests are mindlessly entertaining and often a blast. Now comes one of these movies made on a decent budget with a pretty kickass cast and some actual thought put into its execution. The results look absolutely delicious. As in an ocean full of Chinese tourists delicious. Now, we get a second trailer tailor made for those Chinese tourists. And it adds in some scary new megalodon footage we didn't get to see the first time around.

This latest trailer showcases how truly jaw-dropping and scary this thriller is going to be in IMAX 3D. The Meg is what the format was made for.
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Jason Statham goes head to head with a prehistoric shark in trailer for The Meg

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Warner Bros UK have released a trailer for its prehistoric shark versus man offering, The Meg starring Jason Statham.

Directed by National Treasures and Last Vegas’s Jon Turtletaub, the film stars Li Bingbing (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Forbidden Kingdom, The Message), Rainn Wilson (TV’s The Office,), Ruby Rose (xXx: Return of Xander Cage), Winston Chao (Skiptrace), Page Kennedy (TV’s Rush Hour), Jessica McNamee (The Vow), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Bfg), Robert Taylor (Focus), Sophia Shuya Cai (Somewhere Only We Know), Masi Oka (Heroes) and New Zealander Cliff Curtis (Fear the Walking Dead) alongside Statham.

Also in trailers – The full Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer is here

The film is released on August 10th

The Meg Official Synopsis

A deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom
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Jason Statham Goes Up Against The Meg In The First Trailer

“Pleased to Eat You” The first poster for The Meg says it all and you can bet this won’t end well.

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller The Meg, directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat:
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Watch Massive Shark Mayhem in the Official Trailer for The Meg, Starring Jason Statham

"Pleased to eat you." With movies such as The Shallows and 47 Meters Down, we've been experiencing a shark-aissance in recent years, and Warner Bros. is looking to bring the water-based subgenre to a whole new level with the first official trailer for The Meg (based on Steve Alten's 1997 novel), complete with enough one-liners to hold fans over until the movie's August 10th release:

Press Release: "Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller “The Meg,” directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside.
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New Image from Massive Shark Movie The Meg

Even Amity Mayor Larry Vaughn would close the beach if he saw this shark.

With a new trailer for the massive shark movie The Meg (based on Steve Alten's 1997 book) expected to arrive soon, EW unveiled a new image from the film (see below) that shows the prehistoric size of the Megalodon shark, which makes beachgoers look like minnows in comparison.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub (Last Vegas, National Treasure) and featuring a cast that includes Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, and Ruby Rose, The Meg is scheduled to swim into theaters on August 10th from Warner Bros.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates, check out the previous press release and new image below, and in case you missed it, read our Q&A with Meg author Steve Alten (back when Eli Roth was set to helm the film adaptation). Also, be sure to head
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If You Don't Recognize the New Guy on Grey's Anatomy, You Have a Huge Pop Culture Blind Spot

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Meredith Grey has a new love interest! On episode 17 of this season of Grey's Anatomy, we got to meet the handsome new fella, Dr. Marsh. If you're having trouble placing his face, you're not alone! In fact, Scott Speedman, who plays Dr. Marsh, is currently on another show you might know.

Speedman plays Baz on the drama Animal Kingdom, and it's rumored that his character may die soon, so Speedman could have a large role on Grey's. Of course, Baz isn't his most memorable role - not by a long shot. Speedman will forever be known as Ben Covington, Keri Russell's love interest from Felicity (pictured below, where you'll also see Scott Foley, who also had an arc on Grey's). The drama was his big break, and he went on to star in films like Underworld, The Strangers, and The Vow.

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Speedman was born in London,
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Animal Kingdom season 3 trailer sees Denis Leary joining the family

TNT has released the first trailer for the third season of its critically acclaimed crime drama series Animal Kingdom which gives us our first look at new cast addition Denis Leary as Deran’s drifter dad Billy; watch it here…

Animal Kingdom is an adrenaline-charged drama starring Emmy and Tony winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy’s Life, Oceans 13) as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities, with Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow) as her second in command. Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless), Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little Liars, It Follows) and Finn Cole (Peaky Blinders, An Inspector Calls) also star.

Animal Kingdom season 3 is set to premiere on May 29th on TNT.
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Game Night Movie Review | Let’s Play

Well, I have to tell you that unless you are some kind of a die-hard snob, you will probably find Game Night (2018) far more entertaining than the average board game. Moreover, it is the perfect alternative if you want to persuade your friends to do something different on Saturday night. And if you happen to be a game buff, then this smart crime-thriller-comedy-mystery mash-up is right for you.

In a recent Q&A session on Reddit, the directors of Game Night (who by the way are huge fans of the board games) admitted that they make movies based on their own taste. In other words, they create films that they would love to watch themselves. They like to make the most fun out of this whole filmmaking thing. This is just one of the reasons Game Night turned out to be a huge success in the box-office.

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'Black Panther' powers North America box office to February record

Month overtakes previous best set in 2012.

February at the North American box office has generated an unprecedented $1bn haul, according to ComScore.

Disney’s Black Panther fuelled the accomplishment, grossing $428.8m through February 28 after it launched on February 16 on a record $202m February .

Last month also saw a hefty contribution from Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed on $91.7m, while Peter Rabbit from Sony / Columbia accounted for $73.5m.

The second biggest February occurred in 2012, when the films combined for $818.1m and Screen Gems’ The Vow was the top film of the month on $104.9m, followed by Safe House on $100.2m.

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February box office hits $1bn record in North America

Month overtakes previous best set in 2012.

February at the North American box office has generated an unprecedented $1bn haul, according to ComScore.

Disney’s Black Panther fuelled the accomplishment, grossing $428.8m through February 28 after it launched on February 16 on a record $202m February .

Last month also saw a hefty contribution from Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed on $91.7m, while Peter Rabbit from Sony / Columbia accounted for $73.5m.

The second biggest February occurred in 2012, when the films combined for $818.1m and Screen Gems’ The Vow was the top film of the month on $104.9m, followed by Safe House on $100.2m.

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Trailer Watch: Amy Schumer Thinks She’s a Super Model in “I Feel Pretty”

“I Feel Pretty”

Amy Schumer gets an invisible makeover that changes her life in “I Feel Pretty.” The comedy sees her playing Renee, a woman who suffers from low self-esteem. Convinced that her life is adversely affected by her looks, she’s “always wondered what it feels like to be undeniably pretty,” she admits in a new trailer for the pic.

“Women know deep down it’s what’s on the outside that the whole world judges,” Renee says. Her theory is put to the test when an accident at a Soul Cycle class leaves her completely physically transformed — but in her eyes alone. “I look exactly the same but in my mind I am Giselle [Bündchen], I am one of the Jenner-Kardashians,” Schumer explained on “Ellen,” where she premiered the spot. Renee starts living with the confidence of a super model even though she doesn’t look like one.

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Primeval Scary First Look At The Meg Starring Jason Statham

Director Steven Spielberg’s penultimate shark film Jaws spawned Deep Blue Sea, The Shallows and Open Water, just to name a few. Mankind has been chum in the cinema water for these sharp toothed beasties for decades.

Now comes the latest terror The Meg. In their recent 2018 preview, Warner Bros. Pictures has released a chilling first image from the film starring Jason Statham. Expect a first trailer to hit soon.

Statham plays Jonas Taylor in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Gravity Pictures’ action adventure. It is slated for release on August 10, 2018.

Jason Statham (“Spy,” “Furious 7,” “The Expendables” films) and award-winning Chinese actress Li Bingbing (“Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “Forbidden Kingdom,” “The Message”) star in the science fiction action thriller, directed by Jon Turteltaub (the “National Treasure” movies, “Last Vegas”).

In the film, a deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct,
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Poster for Every Day starring Angourie Rice and Justice Smith

Following the release of the first trailer last month [watch it here], Orion Pictures has now unveiled a poster for director Michael Sucsy’s (The Vow) new Ya romance Every Day starring Angourie Rice and Justice Smith. Check it out here…

Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and “A” to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.

Every Day is set for release on February 23rd
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First ‘Every Day’ Trailer Reveals a Body-Hopping Teen Romance

The teenage love story gets an unconventional update with Every Day, the new romance from The Vow director Michael Sucsy. Adapted by screenwriter Jesse Andrews (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) from David Levithan's bestselling novel of the same name, Every Day stars Angourie Rice as Rhiannon, a teenage girl who falls in love with a mysterious, genderless spirit known as "A" that inhabits a new body every day. With each new morning, "A" wakes up as a different person regardless of gender or race, played by Ian Alexander, Justice Smith, and Jacob Batalon among others. Bound by …
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Happy Birthday, Rachel McAdams! Let's Look Back at Some of Her Most Fetch Movie Lines

Happy Birthday, Rachel McAdams! Let's Look Back at Some of Her Most Fetch Movie Lines
Today marks Rachel McAdams' birthday, and while it may be hard to believe (because didn't she play high schooler Regina George, like, yesterday), she's turning 39! The actress got her start in Hollywood playing smaller roles beginning in 2001 when she was just 23. Her first major role was in 2004's Mean Girls in which she played 17-year-old Regina (despite being 26), and shortly after that, she took on Allie Hamilton in our favorite watch-to-make-us-cry movie, The Notebook. Since then, McAdams has stayed at the top of our favorite actresses list, taking on movies like Wedding Crashers, The Vow and Southpaw. She even dabbled in television, playing Detective Ani Bezzerides in 2015's...
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