"We're married, I mean, we've got kids and a family and... we are in it. I think if we do get married it'll be for the kids really, whereas for us we're just... we're happy. There is something beautiful about the security of marriage, but I mean, we'll get there when we get there." Kate Hudson insists marriage is no longer a priority for her. She became engaged to rocker Matt Bellamy in 2011. The couple has a three-year-old son named Bingham together, while the actress is also mum to 10-year-old boy Ryder, from her first marriage to Chris Robinson.
"He's such a wonderful boy. He terrorises Ryder, which is weird because Ryder's so much older than him... Ryder's very patient with him. But he's getting big." Actress Kate Hudson admits Bingham, her three-year-old son with rocker fiance Matt Bellamy, can be a handful for his older half-brother, 10-year-old Ryder, her only child with ex-husband Chris Robinson.
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Zach Braff is a funny guy. He can sell a joke (or, even more triumphantly, a reactionary take) with genuine comic chops. That's what makes the first half of Wish I Was Here so watchable — pleasant to the point that we might even expect it to carry forth successfully into the later acts. But beyond Braff's dry rejoinders and quirky stammers is something deliberately less impressive: his stab at the dramatic.
Braff falters in the realm of the serious not as an actor — at least not predominantly — but as a writer and director. Wish I Was Here sets up a story loaded with the potential for sharp pangs. Braff plays Aiden Bloom, a man with an unhappy wife (Kate Hudson), a dying father (Mandy Patinkin), a lonesome daughter (Joey King), a disgruntled manchild brother (Josh Gad), and a crumbling dream (acting). Each construct is set up with relative validity, but none really hits home in a way that rings remotely authentic.
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The reason for this is, ultimately, because Wish I Was Here doesn't seem particularly concerned with what it says. It tosses around emotional maxims to tie father to son and wife to husband when convenient, digging up contrivances about ice cream, swear jars, and surfing memories that have no real bearing beyond the benefits of a momentary poetic aesthetic. More worried about how it sounds and looks than any of the messages it propagates, Wish I Was Here tends to contradict itself — Braff and Hudson both seek happiness, but only the former is granted a real relationship (or any screentime) with their children — or fall short of painting its picture. While brother Noah (Gad) is sold as a major piece of the Bloom family's fractured puzzle, we never get the chance to learn anything about him beyond a few points of biographical trivia.
Still, the movie isn't entirely unbearable. As said, Braff can handle a comedic moment with aplomb. His daughter, played by King, is masterfully charming. The saving grace of Wish I Was Here is that the vast majority of its attention is on these two and their relationship. But when we stray elsewhere, it's as if the movie is doing everything it can to pad its runtime with ostensibly deep ideas. Ideas about childhood fantasies, science-fiction, paternal disappointment, Jewish scripture, punching people, and Comic-Con. None of it packs anything beneath the surface, so we can't help but groan and wonder why it was put there in the first place. Just get back to Braff and King bickering comedically.
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Director Cameron Crowe is reportedly developing his first TV series centring around a fictional U.S. rock band's tour.
The Almost Famous filmmaker is preparing for his first foray into the small screen with an ensemble comedy titled Roadies, according to NikkiFinke.com. Crowe, who created the series and is producing the programme with J.J. Abrams' production company Bad Robot, is also slated to direct the pilot.
The Oscar winner is currently wrapping up an as-yet-untitled romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone, which is set to hit cinemas by the end of the year (14).
"The negativity is just so vast. Will everybody stop being so damned judgemental? If someone wants to go get butt implants, then sure, go get butt implants. The real question is, how do they treat the person next to them? Are they a-holes or are they awesome?" Actress Kate Hudson wants to put an end to nasty comments in Hollywood.
"I was as shocked as anyone, but I personally think that you make the choices you make and you should reap the consequences. That is exactly what you deserve." Actress Kate Hudson shares her thoughts on the doping confession which cost her ex-boyfriend, cyclist Lance Armstrong, his seven Tour de France titles, and the steroids scandal which threatens to end the career of another former lover, baseball star Alex Rodriguez.
Kate Hudson has given the planned Private Benjamin revamp the thumbs down because she doesn't think anyone should mess with her mum's original. Bridesmaids star Rebel Wilson is on board to lead the cast in the remake, but Hudson is refusing to get excited about the project.
She tells U.S. news show Access Hollywood, "(My mum) not only created (that role), she produced it. I think it's best not to touch those things, personally. I also think that, you know, it's not gonna be the same. "What I loved about that film was what it stood for women in film, because Private Benjamin was two women, Nancy Meyers and my mum, writing. My mum didn't write it, Nancy and Chuck (Shyer) did, but (they were) writing a script, producing, which never was done in Hollywood - a female movie star producing her own work. She spearheaded that. "She went in there and she was like, 'I'm gonna produce movies for myself', and she got a reputation for being sometimes a bit more difficult because, how I see it is because she was a female going in there and saying, 'OK, well I'm gonna take control now', and there was a lot of people who had a difficult time with that. "So that movie, to me, represents a lot more than just (a movie)... I just think that one particularly is probably best left (alone)."
There are certain songs that transport you back to movie scenes as soon as you hear them. Sometimes that makes you feel warm inside, sometimes it inspires you, and other times it gives you the willies. We're taking a look at the songs that we can't help but associate with the big screen, toucing on the best love songs in films and the creepiest uses of pop songs in movies. Here, though, we take a look at the songs in movie scenes that pumped us up and made us ready to face anything the world might throw at us.
"Change" in Vision Quest
Matthew Modine's wrestler scales a peg board while John Waite's hit drives him on. It got our heart pumping in 1985 and some things ain't ever going to change.
"Eye of the Tiger" in Rocky III
Bill Conti's "Gonna Fly Now" was still used for the training montage in the third Rocky film, but Survivor's chart-topping smash does a nice job of getting things going as Sylvester Stallone pummels some opponents while Mr. T looks on angrily.
"That Thing You Do" in That Thing You Do
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to hear your song played on the radio for the first time, we're guessing that it would be pretty close to the way that The Wonders react in Tom Hanks' directorial debut. By the middle chorus, you want to jump around with Liv Tyler and Steve Zahn, too.
"Twist and Shout" in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Okay, so it's a little bit odd that Matthew Broderick's Ferris knows all the words to Wayne Newton's "Danke Schoen," but let's not nitpick. There isn't anyone that wouldn't love to jump on a float and lead all of downtown Chicago in an impromptu musical number set to The Beatles.
"Don't You Forget About Me" in The Breakfast Club
"Does that answer your question? Sincerely, The Breakfast Club." We're all the same deep down was the message of the movie and Simple Minds made it unforgettable. You throw that fist up, Judd Nelson! Throw it up high!
"Tiny Dancer" in Almost Famous
We've all been there… you're sick of your life and your friends and everything else. Then the perfect song comes on the radio and things melt away. Cameron Crowe managed to meld Kate Hudson and Elton John into the perfect antidote for the tedium of a tour bus.
"Footloose" in Footloose
"Let's dance!" Kevin Bacon screams just before Kenny Loggins' hit starts the joyful teen toes tapping in the '80s megahit. We're still not sure how all of them know how to breakdance since it was banned just before that, but we still dance along with Chris Penn's rhythmically challenged Willard anyway.
"You're the Best Around" in The Karate Kid
How can Ralph Macchio's Daniel possibly beat the Cobra Kai? With the love of Elisabeth Shue and the help of Joe Esposito's rousing pop ditty, of course. Not even the great William Zabka is a match for that.
"Danger Zone" in Top Gun
Loggins was the master of the soundtrack in the '80s when seemingly every movie had to have a hit song attached to it. No matter what you think of the jingoistic message of the Tom Cruise classic, it's hard not to get a little bit pumped up as he flies off into the danger zone.
"Maniac" in Flashdance
Sure, we all know that Jennifer Beals had a butt-double for the famous running in place dance warm-up set to the Michael Sembello song, but the combination of music and action made it a butt worth striving for. Years later, it still makes you want to run out and take a spin class.
"My Sharona" in Reality Bites
Janeane Garofalo's bangs are still just as unfortunate now as they were in 1994, but we still want to dance when she leads Winona Ryder and Steve Zahn into the impromptu convenience store dance party upon hearing The Knack classic on the radio.
"I Got a Name" in Django Unchained
Only Quentin Tarantino would think to stick Jim Croce's 1973 hit in a movie set in the 1800s, but as Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz ride off to fight injustice, we all know that the former slave has a name and that name is Django.
"Let It Go" in Frozen
If there's a more rousing ode to girl power than Idina Menzel's instant classic from the Disney smash, we haven't heard it.
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If you've ever seen Marion Cotillard in a film and asked yourself, "Is that the same actress from ____?" we are here to help. As the French film star-turned-American film star is preparing for the upcoming release of The Immigrant — her highly-anticipated film with Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner — we look back at 10 of her many amazing performances and attempt to rank them. This is a near-impossible task when they're all so brilliant, and Cotillard has taken on a myriad unforgettable characters over the years. For those not entirely familiar with the name, here are 10 reasons to get to know her, and for her biggest fans, feel free to disagree and share your own ranking in the comments.
10. Public Enemies
In the 2009 film from director Michael Mann, Cotillard played John Dillinger's lover, Billie Frechette. She beat out a slew of American actresses to play the singer/waitress who stole the outlaw's heart.
9. Little White Lies
In the fantastic French comedy directed by her partner Guillaume Canet, Cotillard delivers a memorable performance as Marie. After a good friend is critically injured, she and a group of pals have a complicated and drama-filled vacation during which Marie smokes pot, takes a lover, and offers true support to the ones who need it most. It's a rebellious sort of character that we often see Cotillard playing, but it never gets old.
8. A Very Long Engagement
Another beloved French film star takes the lead in this one, but even alongside Audrey Tautou's standout performance, Cotillard holds her own as Tina Lombardi. She gives a thrilling performance as a vengeful prostitute, taking down the men responsible for her lover's death. Her story functions as a great parallel to Audrey's character Mathilde, who is also searching for answers about her missing lover, but goes about it in a far less violent way.
7. Midnight in Paris
"You have just about one of the best faces ever" — truer words were never spoken. Cotillard as Picasso's lover and muse (Adriana) is probably one of the most perfectly cast roles. She embodied all of the nostalgia and Parisian enchantment we associate with this amazing film.
As the wife of Italian filmmaker Guido Contini, Cotillard slays all in this epic revenge, burlesque scene that took her out of her housewife role and brought her back to the stage. The film adaptation of Maury Yeston's musical centered around a host of talented actresses as Guido's women — Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, and Nicole Kidman all delivered strong performances. But it's Cotillard as Mrs. Contini who manages to cut her husband down and bring the director to his knees.
5. The Dark Knight Rises
Moviegoers everywhere got the shock of their cinematic lives back in 2012 when Cotillard, initially thought to be the sweet and lovely philanthropist Miranda Tate, revealed herself as the daughter of Ra's al Guhl. That slow knife, and the story of her childhood escape from hell on earth made her one of the most excellent villains we'd ever met.
After her role in Christopher Nolan's Oscar-winning film, Cotillard finally started to become more of a household name for American audiences. She shocked, swayed, and frightened us as Mal -- a woman, a dream, a projection of the subconscious of her husband, protagonist Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio). Stuck between reality and limbo, her haunting and violent presence brought much of the tragic beauty to this powerful narrative.
3. Love Me If You Dare
Over 10 years ago Cotillard found love on the film set of Love Me If You Dare. She and Guilluame Canet now have a little boy together, but they started out in a brilliantly dark story about young love and a game of dare gone terribly wrong (or terribly right, depending on how you like your film endings).
2. Rust and Bone
A troubled boxer and an orca trainer who suffers a terrible accident develop an intense bond in this dark and brilliant tale based on the short stories of Craig Davidson. In one of her finest hours, Cotillard plays Stéphanie and her onscreen transformation from one type of woman, to another, to another is thrilling to witness. Her powerful chemistry with Matthias Schoenhaerts (who also delivers a knockout performance) makes the film a heartbreaking, spectacular experience in love, pain, and family.
1. La Vie En Rose
As amazing as she has been in all of these other performances, nothing compares to Cotillard's turn as beloved French singer and performer Édith Piaf in the 2007 biopic La Vie en Rose. The actress became the first to win a Best Actress Academy Award for a French-language role, as the powerhouse performance simply could not be compared to anything else that came out that year. Cotillard was unrecognizable as Piaf, and brought to life one of the most compelling true stories of our time.
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