The cast and crew of hit TV medical drama Grey'S Anatomy have been given a cruise gift as a 200th episode bonus. Show creator Shonda Rhimes and her co-producer Mark Gordon have gifted almost 300 stars, assistants and crewmembers who work on the series a Royal Caribbean getaway to their chosen destination - anywhere in the world.
Rhimes tells The Hollywood Reporter, "(Show star) Chandra Wilson has had a bee in her bonnet about a cruise for years.
"People always talk about the showrunners, but these are the people who make the show what it is. They've given me 10 years of incredibleness."
The very best thing a horror movie can do is get you so invested in the characters that it's the very idea that they are in danger that troubles you. Not the frequency of gore or the creepiness of the killers at large. And for a while, there, that's what You're Next seems to be up to: really immersing you in the family Davison. An uneven clan of resentful, emotionally distant WASPs, there is just as much tension before the killings begin during their countryside weekend getaway as there is midway through the bloodbath. The defining difference: the earlier stuff is a bit more fun.
Middle-aged married couple Paul (Rob Moran) and Aubrey (Barbara Crampton) retreat to their gigantic vacation home in the middle of nowhere, gathering each of their grown children (and their respective significant others) together for a moreover unpleasant dinner. The occasion is ambiguous, although it is suggested that the family is trying to mend some long-tattered fences with this reunion. As such, the meal proceeds with spiteful comments, passive-aggressive comebacks, and a general feeling of discomfort for the only sane one in the room: Erin (Sharni Vinson), second son Crispian's (AJ Bowen) Australian girlfriend and former student. And then, murders.
Lots and lots of murders. For no discernible reason, the family finds itself the victim of a team of eerily masked home invaders packing machetes and crossbows, bent on slaying each and every one of the dumbfounded Davisons. Naturally, as the characters fall, the stakes rise. But we lose more than bodies with each killing — we lose the fun. The fun in hearing adult siblings argue about which one of them is the fastest and as such most capable of running to get help. The fun in brothers bickering pettily about life choices while one has an arrow lodged in his upper back (that's Joe Swanberg, far and away the funniest player in the movie). Once the stars begin to get picked off with greater speed, there are fewer opportunities for these family squabbles.
The cat and mouse game to follow, however, is one a few notches above that of a normal horror flick, thanks entirely to the charms, quirks, and skills of guest Erin. Still, what we have from the second act on is a horror movie — a fun one, but nothing more. As You're Next seems to paint itself with the inventive countenance of something like Cabin in the Woods, you might be entering the game with expectations set high. Lower them just a bit, not too much. What you'll have in store is not a colorless slasher picture — it's a fun, funny, occasionally startling, and temporarily interesting. But rest assured, it's nothing too far outside the box, either.
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The director of new movie Getaway created a graveyard for cars on the film's set because leading man Ethan Hawke and his stunt double kept destroying the motors they were driving in the film. The actor's race car driver character follows a series of fast-paced instructions in a desperate bid to save his kidnapped wife in the film, and Hawke really took his role seriously, terrifying co-star Selena Gomez with his need for speed and writing off car after car.
Director Courtney Solomon tells WENN, "We killed 130 cars making this movie. We actually had a literal junkyard at the end of the movie piled up in this place in Bulgaria where we'd tow the cars after each scene and 58 actually get crashed onscreen in the movie."
And Gomez admits she was far from impressed with her leading man's speedy antics: "I was scared when Ethan drove the first day of rehearsal. I was terrified... I'm in the car and he's doing freakin' donuts around. I was like, 'Oh my goodness, we haven't started filming and I'm gonna die!'"
Hip hop producer Scott Storch has been robbed at gunpoint outside a New York City hotel. The music mogul, who has worked with stars like Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg, filed a police report after the incident, which took place early on Tuesday (20Aug13).
He claims he was leaving the New York Palace hotel on Madison Avenue when he was approached by two men with guns who told him to hand over his jewellery and cash.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ.com Storch handed over a briefcase which contained over $4,000 (GBP2,600) in cash along with several items of jewellery.
His SUV driver was also told to give the crooks his keys, so the robbers could make a clean getaway without being followed.
Check out this new featurette for Getaway starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez. In the video above, Hawke and Director Courtney Solomon smile like little boys playing with their Tonka trucks when talking about wrecking cars and scraping asphalt.Director of Photography Yaron Levy, who got his start as a Gaffer on 'Saw', talks about shooting the chase scenes without any use of CGI. That's a pretty big achievement when you see some of these stunts.
Getaway drops in theaters August 30 and it's looking to be an all out Actioner with just enough Selena Gomez to attract the Teens.
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A jobless man has confessed to throwing acid in the face of Bolshoi Ballet boss Sergei Filin. Yuri Zarutsky plotted with Pavel Dmitrichenko, a dancer at the famed Russian theatre troupe, to assault Filin after a series of bust-ups between the pair over artistic differences.
During a hearing at a Moscow court on Thursday (08Aug13), Zarutsky admitted squirting acid in Filin's face in January (13) in a horrific attack that has left the artistic director almost completely blind.
Dmitrichenko admits colluding with Zarutsky about a plan to "hit" Filin but is adamant he had no idea the career criminal would launch such a horrifying attack.
The dancer told the hearing, "I did not imagine that this person was capable of such a cruel and inhuman crime... I am happy that Filin is returning to work at the Bolshoi Theatre. The main thing is that he now recovers after the inhuman crime committed by Zarutsky, with whom I am unfortunately acquainted."
Dmitrichenko denies organising the attack. A third man, suspected getaway driver Andrei Lipatov, has also pleaded not guilty. A trial is expected to take place later this year (13).
Filin is still receiving treatment at a clinic in Germany but plans to return to work at the Bolshoi in September (13).
Paris Hilton almost became the victim of another 'bling ring'-style burglary last month (Jul13) when a group of opportunists tried to make off with armfuls of the socialite's designer clothes and accessories following a party at her Malibu, California beach house. The wannabe thieves crashed the bash, which Hilton threw for friends as a going away party before flying off to Ibiza for a DJing residency, according to TMZ.com.
The girls managed to get access to the socialite's bedroom, and took a liking to her bikinis, handbags and other accessories but dropped their loot outside during a hasty getaway after they were spotted by party guests.
A valet found the stolen items just outside Hilton's home and handed them over to cops, who returned them to Paris.
No police report was filed.
Hilton was one of the most famous people targeted by Hollywood's infamous 'Bling Ring' gang, who stole clothing, jewellery and money from stars' homes while they were at parties and events.
Director Sofia Coppola recently made a movie about their exploits and Hilton opened up her home for a scene in the film.
Rappers Lil Wayne and T.I.'s joint tour stop in Charlotte, North Carolina ended in tragedy on Friday (26Jul13), after a man was stabbed to death outside the concert venue. Police have launched an investigation into the murder of 24-year-old James Warren Price, who was killed after allegedly becoming embroiled in an argument with a group of men in the parking lot of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre following the show.
Witnesses claim the suspects drove off after the knife attack, during which an unidentified woman also received minor injuries.
Cops are now looking at surveillance footage in a bid to find clues to help them track down the men and the getaway car.
A thief has been arrested after allegedly breaking into Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's car and stealing two iPad tablets. The Hollywood stars became burglary victims last weekend (20-21Jul13) after a man smashed the window of the family's SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) while it was parked outside the Hollywood Sports Paintball Park in Bellflower, California, where their 11-year-old son Maddox was playing under the watchful eye of a personal bodyguard.
The robber reportedly snatched two of the pricey Apple goods and a cell phone from the vehicle before attempting to make a getaway, but witnesses spotted the crime taking place and alerted security guards, who managed to hold the suspect until police arrived on the scene.
The male was taken into custody and the items were safely returned.
According to TMZ.com, the owner of the paintball venue tried to make amends with Maddox and his minder for the burglary by treating them to free food.
Pitt and Jolie are not believed to have been present during the incident.
Bridesmaids is arguably not only one of the most successful comedies of the last decade — grossing $288 million worldwide — but one of the most artistically satisfying as well. That's why Kristen Wiig's first solo vehicle snce, Girl Most Likely, released this weekend in only 353 theaters and subject to atrocious reviews, is such a shock. In fact, we'd argue that it joins the following list of stinkers as among the worst follow-ups ever made. These are 10 other films that turned gold into s**t.
1. The Last Movie (1971)
Dennis Hopper followed up his counter-culture smash Easy Rider, a generation-defining road movie for the ages, with this movie about a Hollywood stunt coordinator working on a Western in Peru who joins a Native American community after one of his production colleagues is killed. Told via a non-linear chronology, complete with heavy use of jump cuts, The Last Movie is an ambitious study in the nebulous divide between fiction and reality...but it totally confused its 1971 audience and reeks of self-indulgence. That's why it's never even been released on DVD.
2. Godzilla (1998)
Roland Emmerich made a perfect summer movie in 1996 with Independence Day. So he hoped to enshrine his status as a destroyer of worlds with a remake of the most defining entry in the urban destruction porn genre: Godzilla. What we got was Michael Lerner playing Mayor Ebert, a mocking sendup of Roger Ebert, and two hours of Matthew Broderick frantically avoiding being crushed by the lizard's giant feet.
3. Southland Tales (2006)
Donnie Darko was an oddity, albeit an intriguing and eventually successful one for director Richard Kelly in 2002. But his follow-up replaced "odd" with "bats**t crazy," totally bombing — even if, like other quasi-rehabilitated failures before it, such as Heaven's Gate, it has its defenders.
4. Righteous Kill (2008)
For Righteous Kill, the 13-years-in-the-making reteaming of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino after 1995's Heat, they traded Michael Mann and Jon Voight for Jon Avnet and 50 Cent. That pretty much says it all.
5. Quantum of Solace (2008)
Casino Royale was the best Bond movie in years. It washed away the decadent CGI taint of Die Another Day and introduced a 007 more in keeping with Ian Fleming's original vision. But its follow-up Quantum of Solace was an incoherent mess harmed by a script that languished during the 2007 writers' strike.
6. Jennifer's Body (2009)
People wanted to see Diablo Cody put words like "this is one doodle that can't be undid, home skillet" in Rainn Wilson's mouth in Juno, not put Megan Fox at the center of an air-quotey horror movie.
7. Cars 2 (2011)
Now the original Cars (2006) has its detractors for sure, but even its biggest naysayers wouldn't suggest that it interrupted Pixar's uncanny 1995-2010 winning streak. That movie would be Cars 2, which cast its titular autos in a ridiculous Japan-set spy caper. The studio hasn't recovered since, following up that disappointment with even more disappointing flicks like Brave and Monsters University.
8. To the Wonder (2013)
Terrence Malick drew near-universal praise for his transcendent tone poem The Tree of Life in 2011. But though its follow-up shares much in common with The Tree of Life — Hollywood actors reduced to mythic abstractions, breathy voiceover, twirling — To the Wonder felt like a clichéd regurgitation
9. The Internship (2013)
Wedding Crashers was a raunchy, go-for-broke bromance extravaganza. But eight years and the impulse toward whitewashing Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn down to a safe PG-13 sensibility in their reteaming as fortysomething Google interns were not kind.
10. Only God Forgives (2013)
As a stuntdriver turned getaway man cruising the streets of L.A., Ryan Gosling was hypnotically watchable in Drive. Needless to say, he is less so as a vengeful drug dealer in Bangkok in Only God Forgives.
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