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Trailer Debut: Paradise

The trailer for Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, Paradise, hit the internet recently and it looks unexpectedly… bland. After bursting onto the scene with the screenplay for Juno in 2007, Cody has produced interesting work, including her scripts for Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult, to her great TV series with Toni Collette, The United States Of […]

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Bad love – Despicable Me 2 review

By Jess Lomas June 18, 2013 It used to be that animated sequels went straight to home video. Now, they’re the most reliable money-spinners in cinemas. Back in 2010, Despicable Me showed us that a would-be evil villain, intent on stealing the moon, could be foiled by three orphan girls thrust into his life. In Despicable […]

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Pop rocks – Katy Perry: Part of Me review

Katy Perry: Part of Me – Starring Katy Perry. Directed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz. Rated PG. By Jess Lomas. In what can only be described as an explosion of colour and catchy pop tunes, Katy Perry: Part of Me is full of spirit, teenage dreams, hit songs, and inspiration. Following on from the […]

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Can’t fight this feeling – Rock of Ages review

Rock of Ages – Starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, and Tom Cruise. Directed by Adam Shankman. Rated M. By Jess Lomas. Doomed to be labelled ‘Glee with a Hollywood budget on crack’, Adam Shankman (Hairspray) ineptly directs this all-star adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. Set in 1986 on Los Angeles’ rock […]

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Trailer Debut: Rock of Ages

The new trailer for Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages is bad; there’s no nice way of saying it. While Tom Cruise fans (there must be some of them out there) will be happy to get a glimpse of him as Stacee Jaxx rocking out a Bon Jovi tune on stage, the remainder of the trailer […]

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Teaser Debut: Katy Perry – Part of Me

The teaser for Katy Perry’s upcoming 3-D concert film Part of Me has debuted online. Not really much else to say; it is what it says on the tin! OK, we’ll elaborate. The 30-second clip implies we’ll get to see some of Perry’s upbringing as a devout Christian singer-songwriter, and her eventual evolution into a pop sensation with […]

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Nick Offerman joins Diablo Cody’s Lamb of God

Ron Swanson himself, Nick Offerman, is set to star in screenwriter Diablo Cody’s directorial debut Lamb of God, Deadline reports. There are no details on his role at this time, but we presume he will play someone manly. Julianne Hough (Footloose) stars as an evangelical young woman who loses her faith after a plane crash, and […]

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Trailer Debut: Rock of Ages

The trailer for Adam Shankman‘s adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical Rock of Ages has arrived online. See: Tom Cruise as rocker Stacee Jaxx signing breasts; Malin Akerman as a buttoned-down music journalist turned sex-vixen; Catherine Zeta-Jones‘ screeching, right-wing, ‘think of the children’ mum decrying rock and roll. This thing could be kind of fun. […]

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The President will steal Russell Brand’s girlfriend

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell Brand will star in and produce the comedy The President Stole My Girlfriend for Warner Brothers. The film was written by Matt Portenoy, whose credits to date include writing a segment for Movie 43, due out in 2012, and submitting a rewrite of the Porky’s remake currently in development. […]

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Russell Brand and Julianne Hough for Diablo Cody’s Lamb of God

Russell Brand and Footloose star Julianne Hough are confirmed to star in Oscar winning screenwriter Diablo Cody’s directorial debut Lamb of God. According to Deadline, former Dancing With The Stars dancer Hough has scored the lead role, as “a sheltered young woman who loses her faith after a plane crash and revels in the decadence […]

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The glass is half full – Arthur review

Arthur – Starring Russell Brand, Greta Gerwig and Helen Mirren. Directed by Jason Winer. Rated PG. By Simon Miraudo. Jason Winer’s remake of Arthur is riddled with clichés, suffers from a trite – occasionally offensive – screenplay, and has flatter direction than any Russell Brand vehicle deserves. That being said, I could watch the hilarious […]

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E-Bunnies: Origins – Hop review

Hop – Starring James Marsden, Russell Brand and Kaley Cuoco. Directed by Tim Hill. Rated G. By Simon Miraudo. Hop is Hollywood’s attempt to further distance religious holidays from their actual meaning, which I’m not necessarily against, so long as some imagination and effort is put into it. Now that Christmas and Easter have been […]

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Amy Adams to join Rock of Ages?

Amy Adams is in talks to join the cast of Adam Shankman’s upcoming musical Rock of Ages. According to Deadline, Shankman wants her for the role of an uptight journalist who is bedded by debauched rock star Stacee Jax (Tom Cruise). Anne Hathaway was originally offered the role, but a scheduling conflict with The Dark […]

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Anne Hathaway to join Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages?

Will Anne Hathaway join the cast of the musical Rock of Ages? Deadline New York is reporting the Oscar nominated actress is in talks with director Adam Shankman to star opposite Tom Cruise, who has officially signed on. Rock of Ages will be an adaptation of the Tony Awards winning Broadway musical of the same […]

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Trailer Debut: Arthur

The trailer for Arthur, starring Russell Brand as a billionaire playboy, has debuted online. The film is a remake of the much-loved 1981 picture starring Dudley Moore in the title role. There are people who love Russell Brand, and enjoy everything he does. There are those who hate him, and can’t stand anything he does. […]

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Trailer Debut: Hop

The trailer for Hop, the new film from Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me), has debuted online. It features Russell Brand as an animated rabbit who prepares to take on the throne of Easter Bunny. O.K., the fact that this is directed by Alvin and the Chipmunks‘ helmer Tim Hill is an ominous sign. That being said, […]

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Raunch and roll – Get Him To The Greek review

Get Him To The Greek – Starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Rated MA. Originally published June 16, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Get Him To The Greek is a damn funny movie. It may have its flaws, but let me just stress that this movie is damn […]

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First look at Russell Brand in Arthur

The New York Times have the first official images of Russell Brand in the remake of the classic 1981 comedy Arthur. Brand stars as a rich, hard-drinking playboy who stands to lose his inheritance after falling for a charming pickpocket (Greta Gerwig). The NY Times article offers an interesting insight into the writing process of […]

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Russell Brand to play swashbuckling rogue

Russell Brand is set to play a real-life swordsman in the action comedy Hawkwood, a project he plans to also produce for 20th Century Fox. The news comes from Deadline, who describe John Hawkwood as “a morally challenged but gifted swordsman … paid to lead various European armies during the Renaissance wars.” Jared Stern, who […]

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Raunch and roll – Get Him To The Greek review

Get Him To The Greek – Starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs. Directed by Nicholas Stoller. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Get Him To The Greek is a damn funny movie. It may have its flaws, but let me just stress that this movie is damn funny. It’s easily the funniest […]

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Get Him To The Greek red band trailer!

The red band trailer for Judd Apatow‘s latest production, Get Him To The Greek, has landed online. It features many of the same sequences from the trailer that debuted back in February, but is much, much filthier (and therefore, funnier). Get Him To The Greek stars Jonah Hill as a young record company employee tasked […]

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Get Him To The Greek trailer debut!

source: apple.com The trailer for Judd Apatow‘s latest production, Get Him to the Greek, has debuted online. And it’s hilarious – obviously. At the beginning of the year, I called Get Him to the Greek my 11th most anticipated release of 2010. This trailer does nothing to soften my excitement for the film. Jonah Hill […]

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Rose Byrne joins Russell Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall spinoff

source: thr.com Aussie starlet Rose Byrne has joined the cast of Nicholas Stoller‘s Get Him To The Greek, in which Russell Brand will reprise his role as rocker Aldous Snow from Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The Judd Apatow produced flick also stars Jonah Hill as a record company intern charged with getting drug-addled rocker Snow from […]

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