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Review: 'Arthur' A Tedious, Bland Comedy That Earns Intermittent Laughs Almost By Accident

  • By Kimber Myers
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  • April 8, 2011 2:21 AM
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“Why?” will echo through your head if you’re a fan of the 1981 “Arthur” starring Dudley Moore as you watch this useless remake. The original won a shiny pair of Oscars and is considered a classic, but apparently Warner Bros. thought it needed to be remade for contemporary audiences. But the larger philosophical question soon fades in favor of a strictly personal one: “Why me?” Though it has fleeting funny moments, this Russell Brand vehicle is a sputtering Pinto that surprises more when it runs well than when it lurches to a stop.

Russell Brand & Diego Boneta Ready To Sing In 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2011 9:07 AM
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So, the "Rock Of Ages" train continues to roll, bringing on more passengers as it gears up to start filming very soon.

Russell Brand Wants To Go Behind The Camera For Two Developing Comedy Starring Vehicles

  • By Simon Dang
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  • April 2, 2011 3:50 AM
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Russell Brand has quickly found himself becoming a comedy stalwart in Hollywood after debuting in 2008's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" but it sounds like the sometimes controversial figure is already eyeing bigger and better things,as he reveals his ambition to move behind the camera.

Watch: Second 'Arthur' Trailer Adds Greta Gerwig, Still Not All That

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 3, 2011 2:56 AM
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It's possibly just because the rest of the ceremony was such a painful, dull slog, but the presentation of Best Foreign Language Film by Helen Mirren and Russell Brand was one of the few lively points of this year's Oscars, with some suggesting on the night that the duo would make better hosts next year than James Franco and Anne Hathaway, although it could also be argued that the Pixar lamp and the rotting corpse of David Niven would have more chemistry as hosts than Franco & Hathaway.

Tom Cruise Signs On For 'Rock Of Ages,' Will Sing Bon Jovi

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2011 3:25 AM
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Finally. After months and months of all sorts of names being linked to "Rock Of Ages," the biggest one of them all has finally signed on marking the first actual casting for the film.

Where's Greta Gerwig? Trailer For 'Arthur' With Russell Brand Lands With A Thud

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2011 6:27 AM
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Ooof. Listen, we like Russell Brand, and he can be quick with a quip and wit, but we just sat here watching the trailer for "Arthur" -- yes, a remake of the Dudley Moore comedy "classic" -- and we kept waiting for something funny to happen. It never did.

Watch: Russell Brand Poops Jelly Beans And Impresses David Hasselhoff In Trailer For 'Hop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 9, 2011 7:30 AM
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Geez, James Marsden, has it really come to this? Starring in a movie that requires nothing more than a steady supply of reaction shots from an animated rabbit? Guess you have to keep the lights on however you can.

Russell Brand Circling 'Rock Of Ages'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 20, 2011 9:46 AM
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"Rock of Ages" may not have anybody officially on board yet, but it's not for lack of trying. Will Ferrell, Katy Perry, Seth Rogen, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin and Gwyneth Paltrow have all been linked or rumored at various stages (Rogen recently laughed off those reports) over the past half year or so in what the filmmakers hope will be a star-studded, musical extravaganza. Well, yet another big name is now being thrown into the mix.

Russell Brand Set To Star In Film Version Of Brit TV Comedy 'Rentaghost'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2010 8:25 AM
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Russell Brand seems to be suffering from the same curse as fellow Brit comedian Ricky Gervais. Both are immensely funny guys who couldn't pick a feature film project to save their life (though with the Aldous Snow pictures, Brand does have a bit of a lead).

Review: Julie Taymor's 'The Tempest' Is A Blustery Much Ado About Nothing

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 10, 2010 3:25 AM
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This review originally ran during the 2010 New York Film Festival.

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