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Review: 'Brother's Justice' Earns The Title Of Least Convincing Mockumentary Ever Made

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • May 13, 2011 3:27 AM
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There’s a couple of central jokes at the heart of “Brother’s Justice,” a new fake-umentary opening this weekend.

Justin Bieber & Ashton Kutcher Ask 'What Would Kenny Do?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 31, 2011 2:00 AM
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Seriously, who would've thought Justin Bieber's career would have lasted this long? When the pint-sized sensation first came on the scene with that hair, doe-like eyes and platitudes of love that warmed the hearts of nine-year-olds everywhere we pretty much figured he'd get his fifteen minutes of fame, fade out of the spotlight and become an accountant or something. But here we are in 2011, with "Never Say Never" becoming the third highest grossing non-fiction film of all time (we weep). Clearly, Bieber isn't going anywhere and it looks like his handlers are ready to spin this kid into a multi-quadrant star, and it's likely they're using the Justin Timberlake blueprint.

'The Last Airbender' Razzie Leader "Winning" Worst Picture, Director, Screenplay & Use Of 3D

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2011 2:04 AM
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Just as Hollywood gets set to honor the best of 2010 tonight, the Razzies paid their own tribute to the worst and topping the "winners" was certainly one the year's most egregious entries.

Review: 'No Strings Attached' Has Plenty Of Strings Attached

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 19, 2011 4:07 AM
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It's fair to say that the state of the modern romantic-comedy is a dismal one. In the era of "Leap Year," "The Ugly Truth" and "Confessions of a Shopaholic" -- where the heroes and heroines behave in a way unrecognizable to actual human beings, the plots are interchangable and contrived, and the comedy, and indeed the romance, are nowhere to be found -- it's tempting to give the merely average likes of "Definitely Maybe" or "(500) Days of Summer" a pass, simply for having likable characters or a few interesting scenes.

Watch: Red-Band Trailer For Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman Sex-Com 'No Strings Attached'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 4, 2011 2:17 AM
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"No Strings Attached," we have officially given up on you. This writer's been banging the drum for Liz Meriwether's script "Fuckbuddies" for some time now, and despite a retitling, to "No Strings Attached," the presence of fallen comedy legend Ivan Reitman in the director's chair and Ashton Kutcher in the male lead, the cast looked promising: Natalie Portman was starring, and normally reliable names like Kevin Kline, Jake Johnson, Greta Gerwig, Mindy Kaling, Ophelia Lovibond and Olivia Thirlby were all involved.

Poster For 'No Strings Attached' With Natalie Portman & Ashton Kutcher Gets Right To The Point

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2010 7:33 AM
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The new poster for the upcoming fuckbuddy comedy "No Strings Attached" with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher (not be confused with "Friends With Benefits," "Just Go With It" or "Hall Pass") has arrived and it gets straight to the point. It shows the two leads post-coitus (or at least that's what we assume by Portman's carefully crafted head of tousled hair) getting their remarkably well-pressed clothing backing on. We'd swear we just saw this same picture in a catalog for Abercrombie & Fitch.

Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank, Ashton Kutcher & Michelle Pfieffer To Waste Time In 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 9, 2010 1:44 AM
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Sometimes, a major actor does a shit film willingly. There are several reasons, but the most popular is that it's a nice paycheck combined with a very limited shooting schedule. This has fueled the massive ensemble casts for a string of dreadful romantic comedies in the last few years, including "He's Just Not That Into You" and "Valentine's Day." Audiences go based on the commercials, having no idea that their favorite actor has only five minutes of screen time, and worse, they are somehow forced to share it with George Lopez.

Watch: First Trailer For Natalie Portman & Ashton Kutcher Rom-Com 'No Strings Attached'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 5, 2010 1:19 AM
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Ever since we read Liz Meriwether's Black Listed script (originally titled "Fuckbuddies") for the Ivan Reitman-helmed romantic-comedy "No Strings Attached," we've been cautiously looking forward to the film. Sure, Reitman raised some eyebrows, having not made a film even vaguely worth a damn since "Dave," and we weren't exactly over-enamored by the casting of Ashton Kutcher, but the rest of the cast, toplined by Natalie Portman, were promising, and, more importantly, Meriwether's script was genuinely funny, with a distinctive voice (although it should be said, it has a love-it-or-hate-it reputation around town) -- so much so, we named her as one of our five screenwriters on the rise.

Natalie Portman Gets Some Carrots From Ashton Kutcher In First Image From 'No Strings Attached'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2010 7:08 AM
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The first image has arrived for the upcoming comedy "No Strings Attached," and how weird it is that the most visually arresting thing in it is a bunch of carrots?

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