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Owen Wilson Has A Starry Night In Poster For Woody Allen's 'Midnight In Paris'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 17, 2011 10:51 AM
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With beleaguered film press heading back home from SXSW, all eyes are now being turned to the Croisette for the Cannes Film Festival, which is less than two months away. This year's lineup -- if the rumors and speculation turn out to be accurate -- should be one of the best in years, so it's perhaps fitting that the festival will kick off with Woody Allen's "Midnight In Paris." France is very much enamored with the filmmaker, and with his latest set right in the heart of the famed, titular city it looks like that love is going both ways.

It's Up To You Paramount: Ben Stiller Says 'Zoolander 2' Script Has Been Handed In, Awaiting Reply

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 14, 2011 8:14 AM
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While Paramount rejected plans for an "Anchorman 2," Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux have been hard at work to the sequel of their own hit comedy, "Zoolander." For much of last year, the project played second fiddle to the Will Ferrell vehicle, but no matter, as Stiller and Theroux have been plugging away at the script. But catching up with Empire recently, the former revealed that the script is done, in the hands of the studio and now it's up to them to decide what happens next.

Review: 'Little Fockers' Is That Lump of Coal You (Apparently) Asked For

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • December 20, 2010 3:30 AM
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A blatant cash grab from studio logos to closing credits, “Little Fockers” takes the money-making formula of "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers" and adds adorable kids, Jessica Alba, and glorified cameos from Harvey Keitel and Laura Dern into the mix. Families will flock to the holiday release with gusto, but it’s up for debate whether 100 minutes with the Focker and Byrnes families is worse than quality time with your own dysfunctional clan. Sure, there are a few laughs, but we’re not talking minor discomfort on the level with your aunt having spinach casserole stuck in her teeth and blithely smiling for the camera. “Little Fockers” is roughly as pleasant as enduring a rum-and-whiskey-fueled shouting match over the merits of the healthcare bill.

Review: 'How Do You Know' Is An Uneven But Ultimately Pleasant Experience

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • December 15, 2010 8:17 AM
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With a recent influx of middling romantic comedies, it's easy to forget how different the genre used to be. Now very polished and only a success if it stars 40 different actors/actresses each with three minutes of screen time, movies including "Green Card" and "Crossing Delancey" showed a different side of things. Instead of drowning audiences in star power, they offered a down-to-earth and complex female individual with an unfortunate penchant for choosing the wrong guy. It was easy to figure out who to root for, but there was something more to it. It may have been the comfortable aura the movies had about them, or the fact that their protagonists looked more like real people than, say, Jessica Alba or Jennifer Garner. James L. Brooks did it even better, delving into all characters and really seeing what made them tick. It's easy to forget him; while he's not a stranger to romantic comedies he's more like a visitor, making a film once every few years before going back into hiding. His peak was with 1997's "As Good As It Gets," which garnered two Oscars for its leads along with a slew of other nominations, but 2004's "Spanglish" was largely ignored and forgotten. He returns six years later with the regrettably titled "How Do You Know," a typically pleasant diversion from the usual fare but not without its problems.

Did Owen Wilson Just Admit He'll Appear In Wes Anderson's Upcoming 'Moon Rise Kingdom?

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • December 13, 2010 4:05 AM
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Actor Says No, Then Yes, Then Backpedals To A "You Never Know" With A WinkWes Anderson's upcoming '60s-set movie "Moon Rise Kingdom" was announced earlier this year, and apart from Bill Murray, none of the regular Anderson players (Jason Schwartzman, Angelica Huston, Owen and Luke Wilson) were mentioned as part of the cast. Instead a new group of actors, including Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand and Tilda Swinton were reported to be in negotiations for the film centering on two young adults who fall in love and run away in a New England town.

James L. Brooks Forced To Cut Extra F-Bombs To Score PG-13 Rating For 'How Do You Know?'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 12, 2010 3:06 AM
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After losing an MPAA appeal to defeat a R-rating, Columbia Pictures will be recutting James L. Brooks' upcoming romantic comedy "How Do You Know" starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.

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