September 13, 2012 |
The largely engaging class-reunion dramedy "10 Years" allows audiences to pretend they went to high school with the likes of Channing Tatum, Justin Long, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Kate Mara. But at some point, they are also going to have to pretend the film, written and directed by Jamie Linden (the screenwriter of "Dear John" and the fine "We Are Marshall"), is deeper and more essential than it actually is; there's a lot of been-there, done-that going on. That said, this very distant, slightly more youthful cousin to "The Big Chill" presents a convincing version of a 10-year high school reunion, one that eschews excess and melodrama for a wistful visit with a clutch of decent guys and gals who've chugged forward over the last decade, some more happily - and expectedly - than others.
September 2, 2010 |
Like many comic actors, when he doesn't have to be "on," Charlie Day can be almost unrecognizably normal. "People have to remember that we write and produce that television show, which is a pretty heavy workload," says the calm, bearded star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and costar of the new romantic comedy "Going the Distance. " "So when I'm not playing a character that is huffing glue and eating cat food and sleeping in my long underwear with Danny DeVito [as on the show]
October 21, 2013 |
Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will star in "Into the Forest," a story of two sisters set in the not-too-distant future against the collapse of society. Jean Hegland's novel will be adapted by writer-director Patricia Rozema. Page will also be producing the film as well, her first time stepping into the behind-the-camera role. Kelly Bush Novak, founder and CEO of the publicity firm ID-PR, will also be a producer, along with Sirim Das. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club Page, seen on-screen this year in the eco-terrorism paranoia thriller "The East" and the holistically tinged romantic comedy "Touchy Feely," recently wrapped filming on "X-Men: Days of Future Past.
August 22, 2013 |
Screenwriter Melissa Mathison has sold her Malibu home for $9.6 million to commercial real estate developer and USC benefactor Sonny Astani. The Zen-inspired home, built in 1973, incorporates fireplace stone, Balinese wood and other materials gathered from around the world by earlier owner Gail Zappa, wife of the late musician Frank Zappa. The 3,940-square-foot home contains six bedrooms and five bathrooms. The property has 84 feet of ocean bluff frontage and deeded beach access.
August 17, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian let it rip Friday on Instagram, mincing no hashtags in her slam of Katie Couric, whom she deemed a "fake media friend. " It all started out pleasantly enough, it seems, with Couric sending Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West a baby gift with a note congratulating both of them and saying (as a fellow "K"?) "may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition" in naming the baby girl. It was signed, "Fondly, Katie Couric. " So that's all well and good, right? Until Couric, in an interview with InTouch that was posted Thursday, declared that she just didn't get the Kardashian phenomenon.
September 3, 2013 |
Shirley Temple Black's early childhood home in Santa Monica sold for its asking price of $2.489 million in less than two weeks of coming on the market. The Spanish style-house, built in 1926, features vaulted wood beam ceilings, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,966 square feet of living space. The yard is planted with apricot, apple and plum trees. Black, 85, starred in such hit films as “Bright Eyes,” “Curly Top” and “Heidi” during the 1930s and won an honorary Juvenile Academy Award.
August 24, 2013 |
To attend the preview party for the $28.2-million Hollywood Hills compound flipped by actor-turned-developer Brad Blumenthal and his business partner Leo Hauser this summer you needed that valuable Tinseltown commodity: an invitation. Think movie previews and red-carpet events. Nothing draws interest quite like exclusivity in this town. Here's my insider experience: Turning onto a side street off Sunset Strip I left my car with the valet service and was greeted by about a half-dozen young men in suits with matching iPads bearing the name “The Agency.” One of these real estate agents, whose company is marketing the estate for sale, checked me off the guest list, and I moved to the driveway where a trio of Lamborghinis from a local dealer caught the eyes of passersby.
August 30, 2012 |
A meek, mild-mannered movie about phone sex, "For a Good Time, Call…" offers a scattershot take on the recent trend of female-centric comedies. It's a showcase for writing that doesn't dazzle and a story of self-discovery that reveals no new insights. Written by real-life friends Katie Anne Naylon and Lauren Anne Miller, the film stars Miller as a young woman named Lauren who is knocked off-course when her boyfriend breaks up with her because he finds her boring. She begrudgingly moves in with Katie (Ari Graynor)
August 30, 2013 |
Television host Leeza Gibbons and her husband, Steven Fenton, have sold a gated estate in Beverly Hills for $6.9 million. Built in 2007, the two-story Mediterranean features a screening room, a study/office, a gym, six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 6,333 square feet of living space. The nearly half-acre lot includes an outdoor living room, outdoor kitchen and a swimming pool with a spa. PHOTOS: Grandest pool around? Malibu has it Gibbons, 56, won a Daytime Emmy this year for hosting “My Generation.” Her new daytime show, “America Now,” starts in September.