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Film Review: ‘Wanderland’

Film Review: ‘Wanderland’
Though major studios used to crank them out by the truckload, today the movie musical is a fairly infrequent occurrence — not just because they’re commercially risky but because the genre itself is an inherently ambitious undertaking. Ranging from “Once” to Damien Chazelle’s pre-“La La Land” romance “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” there have been some moderately successful attempts at making indie musicals on a micro-budget, but the question still lingers of whether audiences are willing to accept a modern movie in which people sing out their emotions.

In a risky departure from a résumé otherwise dominated by broad comedy, Josh Klausner gives it a stab with “Wanderland.” Different though it may be from his 1999 debut “The 4th Floor” — a quasi-horror thriller with surreal touches — this oddball effort is more an exercise in low-key quirkiness set in a slightly alternative universe where everything but our protagonist is a little “off.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomi Harris, & Malin Ackerman Interview: Rampage

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor most known for his work in the cult series, Supernatural. Since playing the infamous John Winchester, he has gone on to play The Comedian in Watchmen and the Lucille-wielding Negan in The Walking Dead series. Naomi Harris is an English actress, who has become known for her work in multiple genres. She played the voodoo witch Tia Dalma in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Harris has also portrayed Eve Moneypenny in the Skyfall and Spectre, but acquired further recognition for her performance in the award-winning Moonlight. Malin Ackerman is a Swedish-Canadian actress, who first grew to world wide recognition for her role of Silk Spectre II in the Watchmen film. Since that film, she has been in films like Wanderlust, Rock of Ages, and The Romantics.
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Podtalk: Malin Akerman of ‘Rampage’ on Michigan Avenue Cover

Chicago – The restaurant Katana, in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, was the setting for the unveiling of Michigan Avenue Magazine’s latest cover on April 3rd… their 2018 Spring Style issue. Actress Malin Akerman, whose latest film is “Rampage,” graced the front of the issue.

The event, sponsored by the magazine, celebrated the Spring Issue with an appearance by Ms. Akerman, who walked a Red Carpet and posed for photos with the assembled attendees. Michigan Avenue Market President/Group Publisher Dan Uslan and Editor-in-Chief J.P. Anderson were also there to represent the magazine and toast the new issue. Malin Akerman’s role in “Rampage” – which is primarily set in Chicago – will be seen when the film is released on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.

Michigan Avenue Magazine Celebrates its Spring Style Issue with Cover Star Malin Akerman at Katana Chicago

Photo credit: Nigel Barker for Michigan Avenue Magazine

Malin Akerman was born in Stockholm,
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Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux on 'Mute,' 'Mash' Cosplay and Modern Comedy

Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux on 'Mute,' 'Mash' Cosplay and Modern Comedy
Watch Mute,writer-director Duncan Jones' years-in-the-making pet project (nowstreaming on Netflix), and you'll find yourself in a very familiar, verytypical sci-fi noir scenario. The movie's hero – an Amish, strapping Alexander Skarsgård left voiceless from a childhood accident – lives in a future-shocked Berlin circa 2048. Hesplits his time between a shabby apartment and the sleazy strip club he bartends at; thelatter is also where his blue-haired lady love (Seynab Saleh) works as a cocktailwaitress. Then, suddenly, she goes missing. And down these mean dystopic streetsLeo must go, trying to unravel a mystery amongst the hovering cars,
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Wanted to Start a Family Early in Relationship, Says Source

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Wanted to Start a Family Early in Relationship, Says Source
When Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got engaged in 2012, they hoped their happily ever after included starting a family together.

“When Jen met Justin, she had almost given up on the idea that she would have kids,” a source close to Aniston tells People in this week’s new cover story. “They wanted to have a baby, but it didn’t work out.”

Related: What’s at Stake Financially in Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s Split?

While the pair — who announced their split Thursday following over two years of marriage — were disappointed kids didn’t come into their lives,
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Boom! announces Wet Hot American Summer original graphic novel

Boom! Studios has announced that writer Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool) and artist Noah Hayes (Goldie Vance) are set to deliver the first-ever graphic fiction tie-in to Wet Hot American Summer, with an original graphic novel featuring your favorite characters from Camp Firewood in an all-new story.

“This is such a wonderful and unexpected crossing of my comedy nerdom, and my standard issue comic book nerdom, and I think it will be for readers as well,” said Chris Hastings. “I’ve watched the movie more times than I can count, and I also happen to be a comic book writer who for the life of me, cannot write a somber story. I’ve been looking out for new character interactions that we haven’t seen before, new things to do with spoofing camp movie culture, and I’m also bringing a lot to this from my own time working as a teen camp counselor.
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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Split: Relive Their Romance Through the Years

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Split: Relive Their Romance Through the Years
This celeb split cuts deep.  There was a universal "Say it ain't so!" screamed from the rooftops as Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their separation on Thursday. "In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation," the A-list couple told E! News in a statement. "This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship. Their love story began in 2011, on set of the comedy flick Wanderlust. One year later, Theroux would pop the question and in 2015 the Friends star...
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Trailer Watch: Toni Collette Is Haunted by Her Mother in Sundance Hit “Hereditary”

“Hereditary”

“My mother was a very secretive and private woman,” Annie (Toni Collette) eulogizes in the trailer for “Hereditary.” “She was a very difficult woman, which maybe explains me.”

The strained relationship between Annie and her late mother, Ellen, weighs heavily on everyone in Ari Aster’s feature directorial debut. While Annie muses about her mom’s “private rituals [and] private friends,” her daughter (Milly Shapiro) becomes obsessed with death, and her son (Alex Wolff) starts experiencing intense, inexplicable seizures. Is it possible that Ellen’s ghost is haunting the family? Or did the matriarch pass down some terrible, all too real genetic trait that’s just now expressing itself?

In 2000 Collette received an Oscar nomination for her supporting role in “The Sixth Sense.” Her other credits include “United States of Tara,” “Enough Said,” and “Fun Mom Dinner.” Collette is currently filming “Wanderlust,” a family drama from Netflix and BBC One.
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‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Director David Wain on Telling the Story of National Lampoon [Sundance Interview]

‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Director David Wain on Telling the Story of National Lampoon [Sundance Interview]
Director and sometime performer David Wain has a long and successful history of directing beloved comedies with large ensemble casts, going back to his earliest days with sketch-comedy team The State and such feature films as Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, Wanderlust, and They Came Together. But with A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Wain […]

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Sundance Film Review: ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’

Sundance Film Review: ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’
A Futile and Stupid Gesture” is a cheesy, slapdash, semi-tongue-in-cheek biopic that purports to be about a lot of things — the creation of The National Lampoon, the weirdly haunted soul of its co-founder, Douglas C. Kenney, the rise of comedy in America in the 1970s. But the only aspect of it that I found I could focus on with even a modicum of interest was Will Forte’s sideburns.

Forte has been made up to look like Kenney, a charismatically screwy hippie materialist Wasp bad boy, the way he might have if this were a 10th-grade play. He wears a wig of stringy long hair that never, ever looks like anything but a wig, and he sports the sideburns of the era — long and shaggy, more beef jerky than mutton-chop. But these, too, are transparently fake, and all I could think was: Isn’t this supposed to be, like, a movie? Couldn’t Forte
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‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ Review: David Wain’s Netflix Comedy About ‘National Lampoon’ Is Perfectly Described by its Title — Sundance 2018

It’s hard to talk about “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” — a somewhat funny and largely conventional movie about a very funny and wholly unconventional man — without talking about the film’s borderline-insane framing device. If you know absolutely nothing about “National Lampoon” co-founders Doug Kenney (Will Forte) and Henry Beard (Domhnall Gleeson), and would like to keep it that way until David Wain’s biopic can illuminate you on its own terms, consider this a reluctant spoiler warning. For everybody else… well, it’s certainly a choice.

Here’s the gist: Adapted from Josh Karp’s book of the same name, “A Futile and Stupid Gesture” retraces the true story of how two subversive Harvard grads took the road less traveled, started the most dangerous satirical magazine in American history, and became ground zero for a generation of comics that included the likes of Bill Murray and Gilda Radner.
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Film Review: ‘Please Stand By’

Film Review: ‘Please Stand By’
“Do you know how hard it is to write something? All the thinking and planning and rewriting … because the story you want to tell means so much to you.” If we were to accuse Ben Lewin’s “Please Stand By” of a cunning it doesn’t otherwise display, we might think this impassioned speech, uttered by the film’s intrepid autistic heroine, might be a kind of sly safeguard against harsher critical judgments. After all, there’s no denying the strenuously decent motivations behind this kitten-soft story of obstacles surmounted, limitations exceeded and quirks winsomely mined.

In fact intentions this good, and executions this solidly indie, used to pave the way to Sundance, as they did with Lewin’s far superior last film, the award-winning “The Sessions.” So it’s perhaps its own kind of critique, and a reflection of the changing times with which “Please Stand By” feels curiously out of step, that this Lewin
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Jordan Peele quits acting to focus on directing

After making his feature directorial debut last year with the acclaimed horror-thriller Get Out, Jordan Peele has now decided to quit acting in order to focus solely on his directing career.

Daniel Day-Lewis and I are both out (laughing),” Peele told Entertainment Weekly. “Acting is just nowhere near as fun for me as directing.”

Peele initially rose to stardom alongside his comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key both on Mad TV and their own sketch series Key & Peele. The duo also produced and starring in the 2016 action comedy Keanu, while Peele’s other acting credits include roles in Wanderlust and Fargo, as well as numerous voice roles both in film and television.

Last year’s Get Out scored both critical acclaim and commercial success, grossing over $250 million worldwide from a budget of just $4.5 million. As yet, there’s been no word as to his follow-up directorial effort, but he is currently producing Spike Lee’s Black Klansman,
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‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Review: Warner Bros. Keeps Building the World’s Most Consistently Great Animated Franchise

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‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ Review: Warner Bros. Keeps Building the World’s Most Consistently Great Animated Franchise
You probably know what Lego are, and you probably know who Batman is (don’t say “Bruce Wayne, Gotham’s billionaire playboy”), and that brand awareness helped to propel 2015’s “The Lego Movie” and this February’s “The Lego Batman Movie” into massive hits that transcended their target audience, appealing equally to adults and children alike. On the other hand — and this is a scientific fact — not a single person who’s gone through puberty has ever heard of “Ninjago.” Ninjas? Sure. The concept of going? Absolutely. But “Ninjago”? That’s definitely not a real thing, let alone a popular line of toys that’s spawned graphic novels, video games, and a television show that’s now been on the air for six full seasons.

And yet, Warner Bros. continues to insists otherwise, the studio inexplicably dedicating the pivotal third film of their massive Lego movie franchise to a property
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Justin Theroux Isn't in 'Competition' With Wife Jennifer Aniston

Justin Theroux doesn't see his wife Jennifer Aniston as "competition".

The couple - who starred alongside each other in 2012's 'Wanderlust' - might be in the same field of work, but the 45-year-old screenwriter-and-actor says they don't see one another as a threat, although it might be different if they were going up against each other for the same role.

Justin told the latest issue of Esquire magazine: "She's successful for a reason ... We're not in competition.

"If I was competing for the same job as her, I might be less forgiving."

The dark-haired hunk married the 48-year-old former 'Friends' star in 2015, and he says being catapulted into the limelight hasn't been an easy ride, but his friend advised him to think of it as having another persona who is the butt of rumours.

When asked his tips for a happy marriage, he refused to give any out
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Justin Theroux Says He's 'Not in Competition' With Wife Jennifer Aniston When It Comes to Success

Justin Theroux Says He's 'Not in Competition' With Wife Jennifer Aniston When It Comes to Success
Justin Theroux has no problem taking his work home to wife Jennifer Aniston.

In the May issue of Esquire magazine, the 45-year-old actor-writer opens up about having a career in the same industry as Aniston, and how that affects their marriage. "She's successful for a reason. We're not in competition." he insists. "If I was competing for the same job as her, I might be less forgiving."

Exclusive: Justin Theroux Dishes on the Benefits of His Secret Wedding to Jennifer Aniston

In fact, Theroux -- whose screenwriting credits include Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 -- says his wife and friends inspire his writing. "I have very funny friends and a very funny wife," he brags. "I bounce ideas off of them. If I get a deep belly laugh, I know I've hit something."

As for the fame that comes with being married to a former Friends star, Theroux has an interesting outlook. "A friend
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Justin Theroux Not Threatened by Jennifer Aniston's Success

Justin Theroux Not Threatened by Jennifer Aniston's Success
It's hard to match Jennifer Aniston's star power. And that's just fine with Justin Theroux. In Esquire's May issue, he admits he's "not at all" threatened by her achievements. "She's successful for a reason...We're not in competition." After a pause, he jokes, "If I was competing for the same job as her, I might be less forgiving." Fortunately, the couple—who met through Robert Downey Jr. on the set of 2008's Tropic Thunder and co-starred in 2012's Wanderlust—want to act together again. Acting cagey, Theroux teases, "We were talking about an idea I had that we might start to develop together." Recently, The Leftovers actor has...
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Jennifer Aniston Only Likes Justin Theroux's Beard "Up to a Point"

Jennifer Aniston Only Likes Justin Theroux's Beard
Jennifer Aniston isn't into the "serial killer" look. When Justin Theroux appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, Ellen DeGeneres noticed he was sporting some scruff. It reminded her of the first time they met, when he had a bushy beard for his role in Wanderlust (co-starring his future wife). In 2012, Aniston told Pop Sugar she'd met Theroux in 2008 and initially thought he was a "very dark" person. "At first you think he could be like a serial killer," she said, "but he is actually the nicest person in the world." Theroux explained the reason for his facial hair's resurgence Monday. "I grew it back for The Leftovers Season 3," he told the daytime host....
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These Are, Hands Down, Jennifer and Justin's Sweetest Moments

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These Are, Hands Down, Jennifer and Justin's Sweetest Moments
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got engaged in August 2012, and they tied the knot in 2015 in a top-secret wedding in La. The cute couple first met on the set of Wanderlust back in 2010, and since then, they've shared tons of sweet moments, from red carpet cuteness to steamy beach Pda. To celebrate the happy couple, look back at Jennifer and Justin's most adorable moments together! Related:You Can Actually Watch Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Fall For Each Other14 Times Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux's Quotes About Each Other Made You Feel Things9 Famous Men Who Have Been More Than Friends With Jennifer Aniston
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You Can Actually Watch Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Fall For Each Other

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You Can Actually Watch Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Fall For Each Other
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have been together for more than five years now, and in their time together, they've managed to squeeze in more cute moments than some of Hollywood's longest-standing couples. While they are very protective of their private life, they also aren't afraid to hit the red carpet together and gush about each other in interviews - something we hope they always do. It's been easy to follow along with their love story, especially since it began - like many couples in Hollywood - on a movie set, which means you can actually watch them fall for each other with your own eyes. Jen and Justin first met in 2007 on the set of Tropic Thunder, which was cowritten by Justin and starred Jen's good friend Ben Stiller. "I thought he was very sweet and he was always very nice," she said. "But I remember thinking he was very dark.
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