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Review: Chemistry Really Cooks In The Uneven, But Super Charming 'Crazy Stupid Love'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 27, 2011 5:39 AM
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Precariously mixing elements of broad comedy, bittersweet heartache, charming romance and soulful, surprisingly mature dramatic moments, "Crazy, Stupid, Love" is an endearing and winning summer comedic drama. It succeeds in spite of some messy plotting, dicey adulteration of tones, and too convenient and ridiculous sequences that threaten to unravel a well-made, mostly well-written picture about love and marital discord.

Emma Stone To Get Caught Between Ryan Gosling & Sean Penn In 'Gangster Squad'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 26, 2011 11:54 AM
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It looks like the sausage party of "Gangster Squad" is getting ready to add some estrogen into the mix, with another high profile bit of casting to add to the already awesomely/ridiculously stacked ensemble.

Terrific Lizard Footage Revealed In 3D During 'Amazing Spider-Man' At Comic-Con '11

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 23, 2011 4:08 AM
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Andrew Garfield Says: "We’re Approaching 'Spider-Man' Like It’s Shakespeare, Or A Greek Myth"The cast of "Total Recall" were ushered off the stage while a massive title card for "The Amazing Spider-Man" was emblazoned on the screen behind them. Before Garman introduced anyone, he showed the film’s theatrical trailer, which hit the Internet just a few days ago, but was admittedly much more impressive on the big screen and in 3D. Apparently, it even knocked out star Andrew Garfield because he appeared in front of the microphone where attendees ask their questions – in a homemade Spider-Man suit, no less – and read an impassioned letter he wrote about how important the character was to him and his life, not to mention how the excitement of premiering footage at Comic-Con. “You have no idea how much this means to me,” he said, gushing. “Here I am as a fan.”

Comic-Con '11: The Team Behind 'The Amazing Spider-Man' On Why The Reboot Was Necessary

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 22, 2011 12:56 PM
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Judging by the reaction to the first teaser trailer for "The Amazing Spider-Man," Sony has a fair amount of work to do in the next year before they can convince fans that the film is more than a cash-grab designed to keep the franchise alive: the clip's reworking of the origin tale and an emo-leaning that goes even further than the much-derided "Spider-Man 3," were generally poorly received in the blogosphere earlier in the week.

Emma Stone Won't Face Zombies Again, Actress Turns Down Role In 'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies'

  • By Matthew Newlin
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  • June 23, 2011 1:46 AM
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Update: Deadline reports that Emma Stone has unsurprisingly turned down the role of "Pride And Prejudice And Zombies." Watch for Deadline's shortlist story coming in 3...2...1...

Poster For 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' Reveals It Stars Steve Carell's Crotch & A High-Heeled Shoe

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 20, 2011 1:35 AM
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We know it's pretty much the heart of the summer, but if you have plans to spend the last weekend of July doing anything other than sit in a movie theater, you might want to consider rearranging them. On one of the busiest release dates in recent memory, there seems to be something for everyone: blockbuster fans get "Cowboys & Aliens," lovers of cult films get "Attack the Block," those who like "Scarface"-esque dramas with breakout lead performances get Dominic Cooper in "The Devil's Double," indie types get Miranda July's "The Future" or Brendan Gleeson in sweary Irish action-comedy "The Guard," subtitle-philes get French thriller "Point Blank," documentary fans get "El Bulli" and "Life in a Day," and people who hate their kids get "The Smurfs."

New Trailer & Photos Of 'The Help' Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis & Bryce Dallas Howard

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 18, 2011 12:45 PM
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There's sort of two ways to look at DreamWorks' upcoming civil rights drama, "The Help." Set in the 1960s during the civil rights movement, the picture is either (or probably) a) an Oscar contender, b) a literate-minded chick flick (this is a starved audience and Oprah will be endorsing this, you can be sure of it) or c) an interesting mix of the two that may have some worthwhile elements such as, say, "Julie & Julia." August isn't much of an Oscar month so we're leaning away from a), however, the respectable "Julie & Julia" came out in August of 2009 and it earned Meryl Streep a much-earned 16th Oscar nomination (she didn't win, but she's won Best Actress twice) so there is that.

First Look At Andrew Garfield With Emma Stone In 'Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 5, 2011 2:54 AM
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Granted, it's not much but we figure it will be a while before Sony releases any official shots from the movie so until then we'll have to take what we can get. So some fresh set snaps of Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in "Spider-Man" have landed and it's our first real look at the duo in the film.

Captain Obvious News: Emma Stone Reveals She's Signed On For More Than One 'Spider-Man'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 22, 2010 5:16 AM
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Geeks are spazzing a little bit this morning following Emma Stone's appearance last night on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Sitting across from the big-chinned, un-funny man, Stone, who plays Gwen Stacy in the upcoming 3D "Spider-Man" reboot, talked about her recent natural blonde locks she's donning for the film and then surprised no one by saying, “There’s a few Spidermen, so I may have to keep it for a couple of years."

On The Rise: 15 Actresses We Expect Great Things From

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 2, 2010 7:36 AM
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So, yesterday, we ran down some of the names that keep cropping up on the endless wishlist stories that run at the moment -- the women who've been continually linked to the hot projects around town. Some of those actors we love, some we don't, but they're quantifiably the names that every director and executive wants to meet for their projects.

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