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After meeting on last week's episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Boyle's relationship with Vivian is now progressing at top speed, and his new-found love is giving him some new-found confidence. Peralta is worried that he's moving too fast and will scare Vivian away, so he tags along on a double date in order to stop him from ruining it. However, after a series of weird conversation topics, a hasty retreat from the dinner table and an accidental pepper spray war, both Peralta and Boyle discover that Vivian is just as crazy in love as Boyle is, and the two reunite in a sweet, yet surprisingly graphic, cap to the episode.
Meanwhile, Holt is facing opposition for the first time ever in his campaign for President of the African American Gay and Lesbian New York City Policeman’s Association (or AAGLNYCPA for short), an organization he founded and has nurtured for 25 years. Santiago and Diaz refuse to take a civilian who calls himself "Super Dan" seriously, despite the fact that he has evidence that could help them with their drug bust. Between a homemade superhero, Boyle's new low-slung jeans, and Scully and Hitchcock's in-depth ear cleaning, there was plenty to laugh at in "Full Boyle." But who managed to steal the show, and become president of this week's Brooklyn Nine-Nine?
Boyle and Peralta Now that Boyle's found love, he's full of confidence (he's even wearing tight jeans!) but that doesn't stop him from having a full-on meltdown when he feels like his enthusiasm might drive Vivian away. We've gotten a few glimpses at suave, confident Boyle before, and it was great to see the show revisit that, but Joe Lo Truglio plays manic and over-eager just as well as he does cool and collected, and so getting to see both of them in the same episode was a treat. He and Andy Samberg are turning out to be one of the show's most reliably funny duos, as the two of them continue to play off of each other brilliantly. - Before Boyle got his groove back, he was answering to Charlize Broil in the coffee shop for five years. - After Boyle sings Jimmy Buffet at a crime scene, Peralta snaps him out of it: "Dead guy, Charles." - Boyle, on the tourist he interviewed: "Guy was from Canada, said it was probably his fault for getting robbed, and then apologized for wasting my time." Peralta: "Oh, Canada. Truly the Odie to America's Garfield." - Peralta on what Boyle plans to have a skywriter write in the clouds: "'Charles loves V' means something very specific, and I'm guessing not what you're intending." - After Santiago tells Peralta he's too immature to help Boyle with his relationship: "I prefer to think of myself as a beautiful angel of love, but who is unable to find love for himself. Admit that you would see that movie!" - Between his finger-guns signal for Peralta to help him and his nervous giggle when Vivian arrives, Boyle was full of wonderful weirdness. - Peralta, meeting his date Bernice: "Hello, I'm Jack... Tractive." Berenice: "Jack Tractive?" Peralta: "My parents were hippies."- Peralta, changing the subject on their double date: "Here's a question for the group: What's the longest funeral you've ever been to?" - Boyle, to Vivian: "I love it when you talk broth." - After Boyle buys last minute tickets for him and Vivian to Rome: "We leave in two hours. It's a terrible itenerary, we connect through Vietnam."
Holt Like with Charles, this week gave us two great sides of Holt: he's flustered by the fact that someone is running against him, but he's still as serious and deadpan as always. "Full Boyle" was an episode that relied heavily on one-liners, and Andre Braugher delivered every single one of them perfectly. He's even brought back his habit of drawing out the ends of his sentences to make his delivery extra stilted, to great effect. - On the AAGLYNYCPA: "It's not really my organization. I mean, I did found it, and I have been president for the last 25 years, and I oversee every single detail, but really, it's our organization." - Gina, after meeting Brian Jensen: "He was a nice man." Holt: "He was. Now, let's figure out a way to... destroy him."- Holt's opening joke for his campaign speech: "What's the hardest part about being a black gay police officer? The discrimination... I believe that's what you call 'observational humor.'"- "The meeting is beginning. The stakes are very high for me. I'm getting nervous. My stomach is... in flux."- On Brian: "He has no gravitas. Do you know what gravitas sounds like? 'Greetings. Alllll.'"- Holt voted for himself when he was the only member of the group. There's nothing Holt enjoys more than obeying the rules. - Congratulating Brian on his new position as president: "If you screw this up, I will impeach you. I wrote the by-laws, so I know how to do it. But I'm very happy for you. But I will impeach you if necessary."
Gina Gina and Holt is a pairing that should make absolutely no sense. After all, she's completely insane and he's incredibly straight-laced. But they play off of each other brilliantly. Gina wasn't as off-the-wall as she has been in past episodes, which helped make it seem a bit less strange when she was the one delivering the serious speech that helped change Holt's mind, but thankfully wherever Gina goes, weirdness isn't too far behind. - "You should make me your campaign manager. I was born for politics: I have great hair and I love lying." - Gina's research on Brian Jensen is actually research on a World War I army commander from Norway. - After Holt dismisses her idea to deck him out in a silver suit, sunglasses and roller skates with a curt, "What else have you got?": "Nothing. I thought for sure that would be a slam dunk." - Floorgasm finally made an appearance, in all of their weird, awkward, terribly dressed glory. - On their Floorgasm routine: "Did you like it? It was inspired by the city of New York... in that I stole it form some kids I saw dancing in a subway station."
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Treading water at the very surface of RoboCop, there is an idea. A dense concept, ready and willing to provide no dearth of dissection for any eager student of philosophy, psychology, political science, physics — hell, any of the Ps. To simplify the idea on hand: What separates man from machine? It's a question that is not just teased by the basic premise of José Padilha's remake of the 1987 sci-fi staple, but asked outright by many of its main characters. And then never really worried about again.
We have principal parties on both sides of the ethical quandary that would place the security of our crime-ridden cities in the hands of automatons. Samuel L. Jackson plays a spitfire Bill O'Reilly who wonders why America hasn't lined its streets with high-efficiency officer droids. Zach Grenier, as a moralistic senator, gobbles his way through an opposition to the Pro-boCop movement. We hear lecture after lecture from pundits, politicians, business moguls (a money-hungry Michael Keaton heads the nefarious OmniCorp...) and scientists (...while his top doc Gary Oldman questions the nature of his assignments while poking at patients' brains and spouting diatribes about "free will"), all working their hardest to lay thematic groundwork. Each character insists that we're watching a movie about the distinction between human and artificial intelligence. That even with an active brain, no robot can understand what it means to have a heart. But when Prof. Oldman tempers his hysterical squawking and Samuel L. Hannity rolls his closing credits, we don't see these ideas taking life.
In earnest, the struggle of rehabilitated police officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) — nearly killed in the line of duty and turned thereafter into OmniCorp's prototype RoboCop — doesn't seem to enlist any of the questions that his aggravated peers have been asking. Murphy is transformed not just physically, but mentally — robbed of his decision-making ability and depleted of emotional brain chemicals — effectively losing himself in the process. But the journey we see take hold of Murphy is not one to reclaim his soul, although the movie touts it as such. It's really just one to become a better robot.
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Meanwhile, RoboCop lays down its motives, and hard: Murphy's wife and son (Abbie Cornish and a puckish young John Paul Ruttan) lament the loss of Alex, condemning his dehumanization at the hands of Raymond Sellars' (Keaton) capitalistic experiments, and sobbing out some torrential pathos so you know just how deep this company is digging. Weaselly stooges (Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Jackie Earl Haley) line the OmniCorp roster with comical wickedness. Overseas, killer combat bots take down peaceful villages, unable to work empathetic judgment into their decision to destroy all deemed as "threats." And at the top, figures of power and money like Sellars and Pat Novak (Jackson) speak the loudest and harshest, literally justifying their agenda with a call for all naysayers to "stop whining." Clearly, RoboCop has something to say.
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And when it's devoted to its outrage, RoboCop is terrifically charming. The buzzing political world is just a tiny step closer to ridiculous than our own; the pitch meetings at OmniCorp are fun enough to provoke a ditching of all the material outside of the company walls. And one particular reference to The Wizard of Oz shows that the movie isn't above having fun with its admittedly silly premise. But it loses its magic when it steps away from goofy gimmicks and satirical monologues and heads back into the story. We don't see enough of Murphy grappling with the complicated balance between his conflicting organic and synthetic selves. In fact, we don't see enough "story" in Murphy at all. First, he's a dad and a cop. Then, he's a RoboCop. But can he also be a RoboDad? With all of its ranting and raving about the question, the film doesn't seem to concerned with actually figuring out the answer.
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Team Jacob and Team Edward may never see eye to eye, but one thing is for sure: both sides will converge upon multiplexes on November 18th, 2011 to see the conclusion of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
Summit Entertainment announced today that the Bill Condon-directed fourth installment of the series spawned from Stephanie Meyer's best-selling literary franchise would indeed hit theaters just three years after the original film made tweenage girls (and a few Twilight Mom's) swoon over Robert Pattinson. One detail that has industry folk and fangirls alike talking is the single release date, which contrasts the studio's initial reports of a final film split a la Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Pt. 1 & 2).
There is no word from Summit regarding a conclusive arc or a cliffhanger linking a possible dual conclusion to the series, so we'll have to wait for the studio for more details. In the meantime, fans can gear up for the impending release of Eclipse, which will release on June 30th. Check out the trailer for the film below:
The 44 year old revealed her motherhood nightmare to Stephen Baldwin and British actress Stephanie Beacham on Britain's Celebrity Big Brother.
Asked if she had any children, Fleiss, who was once engaged to actor Tom Sizemore, revealed she was convinced she would be a bad mother - and is all in favour of terminations.
She said, "I hope I never have babies. That would kill me. Every minute I'd be, 'Is the baby OK?' I'd worry too much.
"Thank God for abortion. I don't mean to offend anyone but I wouldn't be a good mother. I shouldn't have kids."
But her comments have been met with outrage by viewers in Britain, with several taking to unofficial Big Brother forums to voice their anger at her views.
One online poster called Fleiss a "stupid b**ch," while another urged fellow fans of the show to vote her off, scrawling, "Get her out!"
The former Madam has started off 2010 doubling up as a reality TV star on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean - she also appears on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew in America, where she comes face to face with her ex, Sizemore, who was jailed for abusing Fleiss.
In the tradition of Batman Begins and Casino Royale the clock is rolled back on the legendary icons the D—the self-proclaimed greatest band in the world—as the curtain is pulled back on their secret origins and the demons that drive them are unveiled… OK so it’s not really that deep. Though the heavy metal/comedy combo of Jack/JB/”Jabeles” (Jack Black) and Kyle/KB/”Kage” (Kyle Gass) have long played hip clubs cut an album starred in their own short-lived HBO series and amassed a devoted cult of fans their first feature film reveals how the pudgy duo first meet form the band meet their first fan (Jason Reed as TV holdover Lee) go questing the fabled Pick of Destiny—a shard of Satan’s tooth turned into a guitar pick passed among rock’s most accomplished shredders—and ultimately smack down with the devil himself. Believe it or not it’s a love story. Thanks to their long professional partnership Black and Gass comprise two perfectly crafted sides of a very polished comedy coin: Black is the wild-eyed uncontrolled id Gass is the low-energy manipulative slacker and they meet in the middle with an equal amount of unchecked delusion about their musical ability and potential. They both deftly pull off the trickiest types of comedy: smart jokes in the guise of dumb characters and it’s nice to see Black—obviously the bigger film star of the two—share the funniest bits equally with Gass. Of course all of this hinges on the audience’s tolerance for the ambitiously clueless ego-cases (and moviegoers who only love Black for his tamer version of the same persona in School of Rock should be warned—this is the cruder ruder and more profane incarnation) but we admit we’ve long had a taste for the D. They boys carry they movie squarely on their shoulders though longtime D supporters Tim Robbins and Ben Stiller stand out in cameos—the first Stiller cameo in ages that’s both amusing and non-gratuitous! Also appearing in small bits: SNL’s Fred Armisen and Amy Poehler Oscar-nominee Amy Adams Colin Hanks hard rock hero Ronnie James Dio Foo Fighter Dave Grohl as Satan and an uncredited John C. Reilly though you’ll never ever recognize him when he’s onscreen. And kudos to whoever had the inspired notion to cast Meat Loaf as JB’s pious father and Troy Gentile as the young rockin’ JB (Gentile also played a junior version of Black in Nacho Libre). Helmer Liam Lynch who also collaborated on the screenplay with Black and Gass and directed their music video “Tribute ” understands the absurd world of the D completely and demonstrates a clever assured sense of straight-faced silliness. Indeed the first ten minutes of the film alone—a mini-rock opera in itself—announce him as a comedy director to watch. Although we’re sure the bandmates themselves would take full credit for the film’s success. After all they may not have made the greatest movie in the world but in D-speak they came up with a pretty rockin’ tribute version.
Top Story: Oscar Organizers Say Show Will Go On
The Oscars show producer Gil Cates told nominees at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual luncheon in Beverly Hills Monday that the show will go on--whether or not there is a war, Reuters reports. As the United States prepares for a possible invasion of Iraq, many nominees wondered whether discussing war at the March 23 awards ceremony would be appropriate. "If we go to war," Cates cautioned, "the telecast will reflect that reality both in those parts of the show that we can control and those parts that we can't control--your acceptance speeches."
Broadway No Longer Dark
Striking musicians settled a contract dispute with theater producers Tuesday to end a walkout that shut down 18 musicals since Friday, Reuters reports. The dispute that led to Friday's strike was over minimums, the smallest number of musicians required for a Broadway orchestra. After 12 hours of talks the union agreed to a smaller number of musicians in the largest Broadway theaters and both sides said that the theaters would reopen Tuesday night.
Brits Invade Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Clash, the Police, and Elvis Costello and the Attractions on an emotional night at the Waldorf Hotel in New York Monday night, Reuters reports. British influence dominated the ceremony, as did antiwar sentiments expressed by a number of star musicians--a contrast to the recent Grammy Awards. "When people take to the streets to stop the war, the spirit of the Clash is there," Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello said. The Clash accepted their honors without vocalist-guitarist Joe Strummer, who died of heart failure last December at age 50.
Minnelli's Lawyers Call It Quits
Two lawyers for actress Liza Minnelli quit Monday, saying their relationship "has completely broken down" over a civil suit involving the aborted sale of her Beverly Hills home, claimed by Minnelli stepmother, and a couple who tried to buy it last year. Reuters reports that a Los Angeles Superior Court judge was scheduled to decide whether to allow lawyers Arthur Barens and Robert Kaufman to bow out of the case but Minnelli hired a new attorney, making a court ruling unnecessary. Last August Merhdad Saghian and Stephanie Jarin claimed Minnelli backed out of her agreement to sell the home to them for $2.75 million.
Erotic Mag Loses Suit Against Oprah
The publisher of a magazine of erotica and sadomasochism who claimed Oprah Winfrey's magazine of the same name was tarnishing his trademark lost a court battle yesterday, Reuters reports. U.S. District Judge John Koeltl threw out the lawsuit filed by Ronald Brockmeyer, who bought the trademark--a stylized letter "O" in large type enclosed in double arrow marks--in 1996. Koetl said readers could not confuse Brockmeyer's magazine containing photos of "whip-bearing, naked women engaged in sadomasochistic and lesbian acts" with Winfrey's publication, which is aimed at helping women improve their lives guided by the performer's values.
Dion Promises Family-Oriented Show in Las Vegas
Singer Celine Dion, who launches her three-year stint in Las Vegas on March 25, promises to keep the show family-oriented. According to Reuters, Dion tells Time magazine that people think her husband-manager, Rene Angelil, is going to gamble away all their money and their son is going to be raised by strangers. "We don't live in a casino, and I'm not going to change diapers on a craps table," Dion tells the magazine. Dion says she will leave home at 4:30 in the afternoon and be home by 10:30 at night. According to the singer, the casino doesn't want the show to go any longer than 90 minutes because "they want people to go back and lose money" at the slot machines.
Variety reports: Universal Pictures is remaking its classic monster film The Creature From the Black Lagoon, developed by a producer Gary Ross, whose father, Arthur Ross, wrote the original 1954 screenplay. The original Creature, which became a camp classic, featured the Gill Man terrorizing archaeologists in the Amazon while falling in love with a beautiful girl played by Julia Adams... Disney meanwhile has bought remake rights to the 1937 film Topper as a vehicle for director Adam Shankman and star Steve Martin. The original picture starred Cary Grant as a man haunted by a married pair of madcap ghosts... DreamWorks has bought the rights to Action News, which will feature Will Ferrell as a pompous newscaster in the 1970s who is matched with an ambitious and talented female journalist.