My favorite line in this trailer for ‘She’s Funny That Way,’ the new film by Peter Bogdanovich (and his first in eight years), is “This is all very confusing.” Because it is! It took me two viewings to start to pin it all down. So Owen Wilson plays a theater director, who hires a prostitute (Imogen Poots). She only, uh, “escorts” to pay the bills while she tries to make it as an actress, and then she’s hired to star in Wilson’s new play. And then Will Forte (who, according to Wikipedia, is the play’s writer) falls for Poots, and then Kathryn Hahn is involved as well (Wikipedia, which is never wrong, says she plays Wilson’s wife). So everyone is either working with or sleeping with everyone else. Shenanigans!
Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Flip' must be stopped. It has to end. Sure, the technology that drives this particular 'Tonight Show' segment is vaguely impressive (there are lips! and then they get flipped!), and Fallon and his various guests appear to have a good time pretending to talk out of each other's mouths, but the final execution is so terrifying, so weird, that it can only do one thing: cause nightmares.
Jennifer Aniston gets admirably down and dirty in the 'Horrible Bosses' features -- Rachel Green, she is not -- but her performance actually extends far beyond saying raunchy, possibly dental-fueled comments to anyone in her atmosphere. It comes down to the details.
This trailer for ‘Cake’ features a quote that declares this a “redefining” role for Jennifer Aniston, but has whoever said that taken the time to watch ‘The Good Girl’? Or have we forgotten Aniston's previous forays into drama already? In any case, it's good to see Aniston tackling such messy and complex characters again, as her dramatic talents are often overlooked. And in ‘Cake’ she ditches the makeup and is popping just about as many pills as it takes to get that Oscar nomination.
What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving week than with a good, old-fashioned game of Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Celebrity Curse Off,’ one that pairs two of America’s most beloved sitcom stars—former ‘Friends,’ there's nothing more American than that—in a foul-mouthed competition to the death? Fine, no one actually died during the latest round of the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ but there was plenty of chest-glutching and gasping.
Some ideas just aren’t cut out for sequels. ‘The Hangover’ was ingenious and hilarious—for one movie. But another ‘Hangover’? With the same guys? That doesn’t make a ton of sense. ‘The Blue Lagoon’ was striking and exotic. But a ‘Return to the Blue Lagoon’? More castaways? On the exact same deserted island? Sorry, no thanks. To the list of concepts that could not support a sequel but got one anyway, we can now add ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ a flimsy retread of the 2011 comedy that had barely enough material to fill one film.
Not to be outdone by HBO's announcement of a standalone streaming service (although totally outdone by Warner Bros.' DC slate), Netflix has picked up a few 'Friends' of its own, 236 to be exact. The streaming service confirms today that all episodes of Monica, Chandler, Joe, Rachel, Phoebe and Ross will be ready to watch in time for New Years' 2015, as announced by Gunther and the Rembrandts.
Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Wiig and Jennifer Aniston - three big name female actresses - all had new movies at the Toronto International Film Festival and each performance indicates a bold new direction for each of them.
Like anyone who lived through the '90s, Jimmy Kimmel loved 'Friends,' but while being a fan of the television staple is wholly understandable, the depth of his affection is, well, perhaps not. Kimmel hosted 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston on his show last night, and while she might have expected to chat about her latest movie, 'Life of Crime,' and share some fun tidbits and anecdotes, the host had other ideas.
Quick question: what were you doing last night? Were you on 'Chelsea Lately' to celebrate Chelsea Handler's final show? No? Are you sure? Because everyone was there.