David Arquette's fiancee has confirmed reports she is set to wed the actor, insisting she is "the luckiest girl in the world". The Scream star popped the question to his entertainment reporter girlfriend Christina McLarty during a family dinner at Mastro's Ocean Club in Malibu, California on Wednesday night (02Jul14).
The actor's 10-year-old daughter Coco and his two-month-old son Charlie were also reportedly present.
McLarty tells Us Weekly magazine, "He is the love of my life and I love him and my family so much. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!"
The news comes just a week after Arquette's ex-wife Courteney Cox announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid.
The former Friends star and Arquette were married for 11 years before they split in 2010.
Actor David Arquette is reportedly engaged, just days after his ex-wife Courteney Cox confirmed she is set to marry again.
The Scream star proposed to his entertainment reporter girlfriend Christina McLarty during a family dinner at Mastro's Ocean Club in Malibu, California on Wednesday night (02Jul14), according to EOnline.com. The actor's 10-year-old daughter Coco and his two-month-old son Charlie were also reportedly present at the dinner.
The news comes just a week after Arquette's former partner Cox announced her engagement to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid. The former Friends star and Arquette split in 2010 after 11 years together.
Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts have filmed a skit to promote the Monty Python comedy troupe's live comeback. In the sketch, posted on YouTube.com on Monday (30Jun14), Jagger jokes that the comedians planning for a string of London reunion dates may be past their prime.
He asks bandmate Watts, "Monty Python? Are they still going? Who wants to see that again? They're a bunch of wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money."
The joke is a reference to criticism aimed at the Stones, who are still touring in their 70s.
Meanwhile, the five surviving members of the British comedy troupe - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin - have revealed that astrophysicists Stephen Hawking and Brian Cox will feature in filmed skits and comedian David Walliams will conduct red carpet interviews at their final show on 20 July (14).
Actress Rosario Dawson is set to tackle a new comic book character after landing a role in the new Daredevil series. The Sin City beauty has been cast as a young woman whose efforts to turn around the fortunes of rough New York City neighbourhood Hell's Kitchen bring her face-to-face with the crime-fighting titular superhero.
Dawson will star opposite Boardwalk Empire's Charlie Cox as blind attorney Matt Murdock and his Daredevil alter ego, while Vincent D'Onofrio will portray villainous businessman Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin.
The Marvel role will mark Dawson's first job on a series since Gemini Division in 2008 and her second comic book adaptation following the Sin City movie franchise.
The show is due to air on online streaming service Netflix next year (15).
Actor Vincent D'onofrio is going bad to play a villain in the new Daredevil TV series. The Men in Black and former Law & Order: Criminal Intent star has been cast as powerful businessman Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin, a character who faces off against blind attorney Matt Murdock and his crime-fighting alter ego.
The late Michael Clarke Duncan portrayed Kingpin in the 2003 movie, opposite Ben Affleck as the Marvel superhero. Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox will star as the title character in the forthcoming show, which will air on online streaming service Netflix next year (15).
Jeph Loeb, Marvel's head of television, says, "We're incredibly proud to have an actor with the gravitas and versatility of Vincent joining Marvel's Daredevil in such an integral role. "Wilson Fisk is an iconic villain whose cunning and power make him the dangerous equal of our hero."
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With X-Men: Days of Future Past currently at the top of the box office and DC steadily teasing more and more about their upcoming superhero showdown, Marvel decided to keep itself in the news by throwing a new name into the ring: Charlie Cox. The Boardwalk Empire star is set to play Matt Murdock, a.k.a. Daredevil in the upcoming Netflix miniseries. Daredevil is the first of four heroes who will be receiving the small-screen treatment, with Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist set to follow. Fans of the character have high expectations for the series, as the last time the Scarlet Swashbuckler appeared on-screen, he was played by Ben Affleck in the disastrous 2003 movie.
No matter what Cox does with the character, he will inevitably be compared to Affleck, whose performance has become something of a punchline amongst comic book fans. While there are a lot of things wrong with the Daredevil movie — terrible lighting, awkward editing, a script full of plot holes, a soundtrack full of Evanescence — nothing seems to inspire the kind of ire that Affleck's take on Matt Murdock has. A decade later, both Affleck and the film have their defenders, but whether you believe that Daredevil is an underrated classic or best forgotten completely, Cox has some big shows to fill, and a lot of wrongs to make right. Wrongs like:
Playing a Blind Character AppropriatelyMatt Murdock's blindness is an integral part of the character, and while the Daredevil movie did give it the import that it deserves, all of the torment, pain and difficulty that Matt dealt with as part of his life-changing injury were forgotten the second that Affleck took off his glasses, thanks to Affleck's blank, cross-eyed stare. Maybe it was the contacts, maybe it was the way he awkwardly held eye contact with whomever he was sharing the scene with, but either way, it was simultaneously hilarious and uncomfortable. We've got to believe Cox will do a better job, if only because it's impossible to do worse than Affleck.
Being Too Brooding Like most superheroes, Daredevil has a lot to be upset about: he was blinded as a child, his father was murdered, his girlfriend might be trying to kill him, and there's some weird Catholic guilt stuff he's dealing with. But unlike Batman, Daredevil is able to see the brighter side of things, and balances out his brooding side with some wise-cracks and charm. Affleck played up the dark, serious moments to the detriment of his charisma, resulting in a boring, overly-somber superhero. Cox, however, knows how to play up the charm, winning over both Claire Danes and Robert De Niro in Stardust — and that takes a lot of personality.
Not Brooding Enough Yes, you read that correctly. Affleck's turn as Daredevil somehow managed to be too cocky and too serious in equal measure, instead of finding the right balance of the two. When he wasn't skulking about sadly, Affleck was swanning about with an obnoxious smirk on his face, trading terribly-written quips with the supporting cast. Cox's biggest challenge will be finding a way to get across the character's joking nature as well as giving the right amount of gravitas to his angstier moments, or he, like Affleck, will somehow manage to upset both sides of the fandom.
Lacking Inner TurmoilOne of the biggest things that Matt struggles with is the idea of doing the right thing. He's an earnest, well-meaning guy, who only took up his vigilante hobbies in order to ensure that good people got the justice they deserve. While the script for Daredevil referenced that inner struggle, it was never really evident in Affleck's performance that it was something the character was really wrestling with. Cox has played his fair share of complicated characters, so he should be better equipped to hint at some of the conflicted feelings that Matt has about what he's doing. Or, you know, any feelings at all.
That Awkward Murdering-People Thing Like Superman before him, Daredevil has issues with brutally killing people just because they're bad guys. It has to do with all that Catholic guilt we mentioned earlier. However, in the first few minutes of the film, Affleck's throwing people in the path of a moving train, while Daredevil believes that violence is a last resort. While Cox has proven himself to be menacing and murderous, he's going to need to tone that down a bit in order to really bring Matt Murdock to life. Less strangling, more courtroom jargon.
Pulling Off Ridiculous Costumes With the exception of George Clooney's Batman, no hero has a more universally reviled costume than Affleck's Daredevil. Both too baggy and too tight and made of obnoxiously shiny read leather, it truly is the kind of costume only a blind person would design, and Affleck never looked comfortable in it. If you're forced to wear a ridiculous costume, you might as well commit to it, like Cox did with all of the ruffs and feathered hair he had to sport in Stardust. Embrace the absurdity, and it will embrace you right back.
And if all else fails, both Cox and Daredevil fans can take comfort in the fact that the fight scenes will be better choreographed than this:
Boardwalk Empire star Charlie Cox is to take over from Ben Affleck as Marvel superhero Daredevil in an upcoming series on Netflix. The actor is set to star as Matt Murdock, the blind comic book character with a crime-fighting alter ego, in the streaming service's new action programme.
Daredevil is one of four Marvel characters who will each receive their own series, including Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Jessica Jones.
The superhero was portrayed by Affleck, Hollywood's new Batman, in the feature film of the same name in 2003.
Actor David Arquette has become a father for the second time. The Scream star's girlfriend Christina McLarty gave birth to baby boy Charlie West on Monday (28Apr14).
His representative tells People.com, "Mom, dad and baby are doing well. They appreciate all of your well wishes and thank you for respecting their privacy at this time."
This is the first child for McLarty and the second for Arquette, who has nine-year-old daughter, called Coco, from his marriage to Courteney Cox.
Actor John Cusack is heading to the small screen to make a rare guest appearance in a new Wall Street drama series he is executive producing. The High Fidelity star previously agreed to take on a behind-the-scenes role on the as-yet-untitled show, which was developed for TV by Justified's Taylor Elmore and Ben Cavell from a story they wrote with Cusack and pal Kevin McCabe.
The drama, about the money and power of the New York finance world, will feature Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox as a smart soldier-turned-hedge fund trader, and now Cusack has signed up to co-star in the pilot as a cynical former Wall Street employee.
Lost actress Maggie Grace is also attached to the project.
TV cameos by Cusack are few and far between - he has only previously appeared in an episode of hit comedy Frasier in 1996 and 2013 mini-series Doll & Em.
For the bulk of every Rocky and Bullwinkle episode, moose and squirrel would engage in high concept escapades that satirized geopolitics, contemporary cinema, and the very fabrics of the human condition. With all of that to work with, there's no excuse for why the pair and their Soviet nemeses haven't gotten a decent movie adaptation. But the ingenious Mr. Peabody and his faithful boy Sherman are another story, intercut between Rocky and Bullwinkle segments to teach kids brief history lessons and toss in a nearly lethal dose of puns. Their stories and relationship were much simpler, which means that bringing their shtick to the big screen would entail a lot more invention — always risky when you're dealing with precious material.
For the most part, Mr. Peabody & Sherman handles the regeneration of its heroes aptly, allowing for emotionally substance in their unique father-son relationship and all the difficulties inherent therein. The story is no subtle metaphor for the difficulties surrounding gay adoption, with society decreeing that a dog, no matter how hyper-intelligent, cannot be a suitable father. The central plot has Peabody hosting a party for a disapproving child services agent and the parents of a young girl with whom 7-year-old Sherman had a schoolyard spat, all in order to prove himself a suitable dad. Of course, the WABAC comes into play when the tots take it for a spin, forcing Peabody to rush to their rescue.
Getting down to personals, we also see the left brain-heavy Peabody struggle with being father Sherman deserves. The bulk of the emotional marks are hit as we learn just how much Peabody cares for Sherman, and just how hard it has been to accept that his only family is growing up and changing.
But more successful than the new is the film's handling of the old — the material that Peabody and Sherman purists will adore. They travel back in time via the WABAC Machine to Ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, and the Trojan War, and 18th Century France, explaining the cultural backdrop and historical significance of the settings and characters they happen upon, all with that irreverent (but no longer racist) flare that the old cartoons enjoyed. And oh... the puns.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a f**king treasure trove of some of the most amazingly bad puns in recent cinema. This effort alone will leave you in awe.
The film does unravel in its final act, bringing the science-fiction of time travel a little too close to the forefront and dropping the ball on a good deal of its emotional groundwork. What seemed to be substantial building blocks do not pay off in the way we might, as scholars of animated family cinema, have anticipated, leaving the movie with an unfinished feeling.
But all in all, it's a bright, compassionate, reasonably educational, and occasionally funny if not altogether worthy tribute to an old favorite. And since we don't have our own WABAC machine to return to a time of regularly scheduled Peabody and Sherman cartoons, this will do okay for now.
If nothing else, it's worth your time for the puns.
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