We can't wait to see The Family starring some of our favorite actors: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, and John D¹Leo. This stellar cast plays the Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
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It seems a bit odd to take on a movie review of Courtney Solomon's Getaway, as only in the loosest terms is Getaway actually a movie. We begin without questions — other than a vague and frustrating "What the hell is going on?" — and end without answers, watching Ethan Hawke drive his car into things (and people) for the hour and a half in between. We learn very little along the way, probed to engage in the mystery of the journey. But we don't, because there's no reason to.
There's not a single reason to wonder about any of the things that happen to Hawke's former racecar driver/reformed criminal — forced to carry out a series of felonious commands by a mysterious stranger who is holding his wife hostage — because there doesn't seem to be a single ounce of thought poured into him beyond what he see. We learn, via exposition delivered by him to gun-toting computer whiz Selena Gomez, that he "did some bad things" before meeting the love of his life and deciding to put that all behind him. Then, we stop learning. We stop thinking. We start crashing into police cars and Christmas trees and power plants.
Why is Selena Gomez along for the ride? Well, the beginnings of her involvement are defensible: Hawke is carrying out his slew of vehicular crimes in a stolen car. It's her car. And she's on a rampage to get it back. But unaware of what she's getting herself into, Gomez confronts an idling Hawke with a gun, is yanked into the automobile, and forced to sit shotgun while the rest of the driver's "assignments" are carried out. But her willingness to stick by Hawke after hearing his story is ludicrous. Their immediate bickering falls closer to catty sexual tension than it does to genuine derision and fear (you know, the sort of feelings you'd have for someone who held you up or forced you into accessorizing a buffet of life-threatening crimes).
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The "gradual" reversal of their relationship is treated like something we should root for. But with so little meat packed into either character, the interwoven scenes of Hawke and Gomez warming up to each other and becoming a team in the quest to save the former's wife serve more than anything else as a breather from all the grotesque, impatient, deliberately unappealing scenes of city wreckage.
And as far as consolidating the mystery, the film isn't interested in that either, as evidenced by its final moments. Instead of pressing focus on the answers to whatever questions we may have, the movie's ultimate reveal is so weak, unsubstantial, and entirely disconnected to the story entirely, that it seems almost offensive to whatever semblance of a film might exist here to go out on this note. Offensive to the idea of film and story in general, as a matter of fact. But Getaway isn't concerned with these notions. Not with story, character, logic, or humanity. It just wants to show us a bunch of car crashes and explosions. So you'd think it might have at least made those look a little better.
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This morning Neil Patrick Harris and Aaron Paul, fillng in for Kate Mara, whose flight was delayed, announced the 2013 Emmy Awards nominations. Here's the full list of nominees. Did your favorite make the cut?
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey Damian Lewis, Homeland Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Jon Hamm, Mad Men Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey Claire Danes, Homeland Robin Wright, House of Cards Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Connie Britton, Nashville Kerry Washington, Scandal
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra Toby Jones, The Girl Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End Al Pacino, Phil Spector
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum Laura Linney, The Big C Helen Mirren, Phil Spector Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program Ryan Seacrest, American Idol Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars Heidi Klum, Project Runway Tim Gunn, Project Runway Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Jason Bateman, Arrested Development Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Matt Leblanc, Episodes Don Cheadle, House of Lies Louis C.K., Louie Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Laura Dern, Enlightened Lena Dunham, Girls Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Tina Fey, 30 Rock Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Reality - Competition Program The Amazing Race Dancing With The Stars Project Runway So You Think You Can DanceTop Chef The Voice
Outstanding Variety Series The Colbert Report The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Jimmy Kimmel Live Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Real Time With Bill Maher Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie American Horror Story: Asylum Behind The Candelabra The Bible Phil Spector Political Animals Top Of The Lake
Outstanding Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory Girls Louie 30 Rock Veep
Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game Of Thrones Homeland House Of Cards Mad Men
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad Jim Carter, Downton Abbey Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Morena Baccarin, Homeland Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
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Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery, supermodel Naomi Campbell, and singer Grace Jones were among the famous faces in the crowd for the first day of Britain's Wimbledon tennis tournament on Monday (24Jun13).
Robert De Niro cut his teeth on the mobster genre, earning just about every accolade he has received to date for his tenure under the direction of crime-obsessed Martin Scorsese. Although Silver Linings Playbook was an enthusiastic reminder of the actor's capabilities, De Niro's recent turns in the family comedy spectrum have been less than impressive. Luckily, rumors have amounted that he and Scorsese are back in talks for some new projects... but he can't just jump right back into the pools of gangsterdom. He'll need to ease his way back in, just as he eased his way out: with a crime-themed comedy. Just as Analyze This took De Niro from one genre to the next, The Family might take him right back again. We hope.
Above is the first trailer for the flick, which stars De Niro as the patriarch of a family in Witness Protection after extensive interraction with the mob. His anger-prone, debauchery-inclined family includes wife Michelle Pfeiffer, daughter Dianna Agron, and son John D'Leo... none of whom find it easy to assimilate to French living. Oh yeah, they're in France. And Tommy Lee Jones is there.
The Family might not be De Niro's route back to his old trasngressive glory. But at least it looks to have a bit more edge than Little Fockers. Preserve hope, De Nirians!
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Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell and Nia Vardalos are among the stars who have applauded Angelina Jolie for going public with her double mastectomy. The Salt actress underwent the preventative surgery earlier this year (13) after doctors informed her she had an 87 per cent risk of contracting breast cancer because she carried the "faulty" gene BRCA1.
Jolie opened up about her decision in Tuesday's (14May13) edition of the New York Times, and several of her acting peers took to their Twitter.com page to heap praise on the star for speaking publicly about the surgery.
Banks writes, "Much respect & for sharing in classy way", Bell declares, "An admirable op ed (opinion/editorial) by Angelina Jolie", and Vardalos tells her followers, "A moment of quiet respect for Angelina Jolie's candor (sic) and all women's bravery in facing this choice".
Marlee Matlin adds, "Brave, honest, strong. Angelina Jolie gets a double mastectomy. Agree with nia vardalos - quiet respect for her", while director Adam Shankman applauds, "Beautiful and brave article by angelina jolie".
Moviemaker Duncan Jones, whose wife Rodene Ronquillo was diagnosed with breast cancer in November (12), offers, "Huge gentle, loose-armed hugs from me and Rodene Ronquillo to Angelina Jolie for making her double mastectomy surgery public."
British pop star Michelle Heaton, who underwent a double mastectomy last year (12) in a bid to prevent her developing breast cancer, phoned in to U.K. morning show Daybreak to applaud Jolie's courage in going public with her surgery.
She says, "How she managed to keep it quiet is amazing and I'm totally in admiration for that but I'm also over the moon actually that she decided to come out and tell everybody what she's gone through. Over the last six months, with myself and then Sharon Osbourne (who underwent a preventive double mastectomy in 2012) and now Angelina it can only be a positive thing that the BRCA gene is being raised in the media. It's allowing women to be educated on the BRCA gene."
Singers Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Kid Rock honoured the memory of country legend George Jones on Thursday (02May13) by gathering to perform at the late star's funeral in Nashville, Tennessee. The doors of The Grand Ole Opry House were thrown open for family, friends and fans to mourn the loss of the icon together during an emotional three-hour service at the country music mecca, and the auditorium was filled with the sound of music. Jones' widow Nancy sat with former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush and singing couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood as pals stepped up to the podium, with Tanya Tucker and the Imperials kicking off the performances with a cover of gospel classic, The Old Rugged Cross. Randy Travis paid tribute to his old collaborator with a rendition of Amazing Grace, accompanied by just an acoustic guitar.
Explaining his choice of track, he said, "When I heard him do this song, it literally gave me chills." Paisley revealed he had bonded with Jones after the veteran allowed him to keep his first horse on his family's farm, while Daniels delivered a moving speech about his longtime pal's ability to make music for all kinds of audiences: "He sang for us all, the non-stop partiers, the guys who are alone and the girl done wrong, the puppy lovers, the extrovert, the introvert and the guy at the end of the bar who never seems to go home... George had a song for everybody." Gill shared his memories of Jones, the man who gave him the nickname Sweet Pea, and confessed that he wasn't initially a fan of the moniker - although he has since learned to love it. He said, "The great thing is, every time someone calls me Sweet Pea, I'll get to think about him." Kid Rock injected a little humour into the memorial as he took the microphone to belt out the original tune Best of Me, asking Nancy to imagine that her late husband was actually the one singing, before quipping, "I know that's a huge (leap of) imagination.
Unshaven, long-haired confused country hip-hop rock 'n' roller trying to sing George Jones." Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee also spoke at the funeral, as did Wynonna Judd, Laura Bush, and Alan Jackson - who postponed two concerts to attend the memorial. He closed the service with Jones' most famous song, He Stopped Loving Her Today. Jones, 81, passed away on 26 April (13).
Actor Angus T. Jones has lost his status as a regular on hit TV sitcom Two And A Half Men just five months after labeling the show "filth" and urging viewers to turn it off. Network bosses at CBS have renewed the show for an 11th season, with stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer each signing new one-year contracts, but former child star Jones won't be back. Insiders claim he will return as a recurring guest star.
The news comes just months after Jones hit the headlines by taping a testimonial video for the religious organization Forerunner Chronicles. In the YouTube film that eventually went viral, he urged viewers to stop watching Two and a Half Men so he would no longer have to work on the show. He later apologized for his comments but rumors were rampant that he would either leave the hit series or be let go.
It seems no matter what problems Two and a Half Men goes through, CBS is determined to make sure that the comedy just won't die. The network announced Friday that the show has just been renewed for an eleventh season, meaning the sitcom will stick around until at least 2014 and Emmy winner Jon Cryer will never, ever, ever leave our television screens. But, UPDATE!, it looks like Angus T. Jones will not be returning as a series regular according to Deadline Hollywood.
The 19-year-old actor famously slammed the successful sitcom in a YouTube video earlier this season. After the video went viral, speculation was rampant that he would either leave the show or be let go.
CBS probably didn't want to be left out of the renewal party, considering today brought news that NBC's Parenthood will be returning for a Season 5 (along with four other shows) and The CW fans will be able to see more shirtless southerners in Season 3 of Hart of Dixie (along with two more dramas).
Instead of an official press release, though, the eye network tweeted Friday afternoon that Two and a Half Men has been renewed for the 2013-2014 season.
#TwoAndAHalfMen renewed for 2013-2014 season!
— CBS Tweet (@CBSTweet) April 26, 2013
It's unclear how often Jones will appear in his new "recurring" role. Try not to go an another viral rant about how your show is complete “filth” okay boys? Mind your Ps and Qs and have a lovely summer.
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Country music legend George Jones died on Friday (26Apr13) at the age of 81. The Door hitmaker was admitted to a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee earlier this month (Apr13) suffering from a fever and irregular blood pressure which had been detected during a routine check-up. Jones axed two concerts on his farewell tour to battle the illness, but on Friday it was announced the veteran star had passed away. No further details were available as WENN went to press.
Born in Saratoga, Texas in 1931, Jones began playing the guitar at the age of nine and he left home at 16 to pursue a music career. After a stint serving with the United States Marine Corps, Jones returned to music and gained a reputation for his hard-drinking lifestyle and his wildman antics, earning himself the nickname 'No-Show Jones' for his tendency to miss gigs through drunkenness. From the 1950s to the early 2000s he notched up dozens of hit albums and top 10 songs in the U.S. and Canadian country music charts, and he frequently toured the U.S. As his advancing years began to catch up with him, Jones announced last year (12) he planned to retire from live performance after one final 60-city road trip, dubbed The Grand Tour, this year (13).
Sadly, the star fell ill and was unable to complete his farewell concerts, which were due to end with a show in Nashville in November (13). He was also planning to release a final album, featuring duets with Dolly Parton. Jones was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992 and was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award last year (12). In 2008 he was named as a prestigious Kennedy Center Honoree. The musician was married four times, including a six-year union with fellow country icon Tammy Wynette, and had two sons and two daughters. He was still wed to fourth wife Nancy when he passed away.