Leslie Mann

‘How to Be Single’ Review: Dakota Johnson’s in an Empire State of Mind

by Matt Singer February 12, 2016 @ 11:51 AM
Warner Bros.
As a 35-year-old married father of one with a dog and an apartment in the parkest slopiest part of Park Slope, I recognize that I am not the target audience for How to Be Single. I haven’t been single since March of 2000 when I started dating my wife. I spent my “wild” 20s in New York City hanging out in video stores and karaoke bars. Hell, at our age, I may not even be married to the target audience for How to Be Single at this point. (Don’t tell my wife I said that. Seriously. Please don’t.) But you know what? I liked this movie anyway, enough to acknowledge that someone who is in its target demo will probably enjoy it too.

Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson Tear Up the Town in the ‘How to Be Single’ Trailer

by Charles Bramesco November 18, 2015 @ 9:32 AM
With the unforgiving cold of the winter months nearly upon us, we may be feeling the impulse to settle down and get cozy with someone who makes us feel warm on the inside. Here to cut through the nesting instinct in our rapidly shortening days is the trailer for How to Be Single, a raunchy new rom-com vehicle for besties Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson.

‘Vacation’ Review: This Sad Sequel Truly Is a Road Trip from Hell

by Matt Singer July 28, 2015 @ 11:35 AM
New Line
Full disclosure: I missed the last 10 minutes of Vacation. Last night’s press screening started 20 minutes late, then began without any sound, which lead to a 10 minute delay to correct the technical difficulties. With an unbreakable engagement elsewhere, I had to sneak out right before the very last scene. So take this review with as many grains of salt as you’d like. If you think those final minutes might recontextualize everything that came before to transform a generally miserable comedy into a beacon of transcendent hilarity, so be it. Having sat through the previous 90 minutes, I’m of the opinion that nothing short of the long-lost missing footage from Orson Welles’ Magnificent Ambersons could have redeemed this dreadful film.

Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann Are No Longer Making ‘Bad Moms’

by Britt Hayes June 1, 2015 @ 5:47 PM
20th Century Fox
Just a few weeks back, we learned that Leslie Mann would be headlining her own Judd Apatow-produced comedy — excellent news, as the actress has been one of the highlights of Apatow’s own films for years now. Unfortunately, both Mann and Apatow have abruptly abandoned the project, squashing our hopes for Leslie Mann’s first real leading comedy role…for now, anyway.

‘Vacation’ Red Band Trailer: Ed Helms Takes His Family on a NSFW Road Trip

by Jacob Hall May 7, 2015 @ 11:38 AM
The new Vacation may bear the same name as the old Vacation, but it’s actually a sequel, taking place a few decades after the first ill-fated Griswold family trip to Walley World. The first trailer for this new version has arrived and while it has the same title and premise as its predecessor, it bends over backwards to let you know that Ed Helms is the same Rusty Griswold from 32 years ago, all grown up. Can we call this a rebootquel?

Leslie Mann Finally Gets Her Own Movie Produced by Judd Apatow

by Britt Hayes May 3, 2015 @ 1:35 PM
20th Century Fox
Leslie Mann is a national treasure, who has often stolen scenes in her husband’s comedies and been the highlight of a few non-Judd Apatow film, as well. It’s kind of weird that she hasn’t gotten to headline her very own movie yet, though last year’s The Other Woman was about as close as we got. But now Mann will finally have a movie to call her own, courtesy of the guys who brought you The Hangover. Wait, don’t worry — Judd Apatow is producing it, so that’s a good sign.

‘How to Be Single’ Picks Up Leslie Mann, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson

by Britt Hayes January 29, 2015 @ 7:32 PM
Getty Images
Well this cast definitely sounds awesome. The upcoming rom-com ‘How to Be Single,’ which already stars the great Alison Brie, has just added a whole bunch of talented actors. Leslie Mann, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, and Dakota Johnson have joined the film, which is based on the novel by Liz Tuccillo, the co-author of ‘He’s Just Not That Into You.’ Honestly, who even cares what this movie is or who it’s about, as long as we get to see something starring all these fantastic faces, right? Maybe.

Reel Women: Leslie Mann Saves 'The Other Woman' From Itself

by Britt Hayes April 26, 2014 @ 10:29 AM
20th Century Fox
Nick Cassavetes’ ‘The Other Woman’ has been sold as a female revenge-comedy, but for much of the mostly muted first hour, the film is a story about what happens when career-minded Carly (Cameron Diaz) discovers she’s the other woman in her man’s life, and befriends her beau’s wife. The movie quickly -- and smartly -- goes from being Carly’s story to being the story of Kate, played beautifully and with heartbreaking hilarity by Leslie Mann, best known to audiences as Judd Apatow’s wife and an actress who frequently appears as a wife in Apatow’s films.

How Many Poop And Vomit Jokes Are In 'The Other Woman'? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

by Mike Ryan April 25, 2014 @ 3:20 PM
Today, a movie that, on the surface, resembles a rom-com, but isn’t a rom-com (there are no rom-coms any longer) titled ‘The Other Woman’ is playing at the multiplex down the street from you right now. Cameron Diaz (‘Shrek 2’) stars as Carly, a single, independent woman living in New York City who is dating Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) – but Mark has a secret! Is Mark cheating on Carly? Is Mark secretly the Kingslayer? As a service to you, we answer every question that you could possibly have about ‘The Other Woman’?

New 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Trailer and Clip

by Nick Romano January 15, 2014 @ 8:56 AM
DreamWorks Animation
Mr. Peabody has 99 talents but keeping his "pet" out of trouble ain't one. Yeah, that was lame but fitting considering that the awkward dad of 'Modern Family,' Ty Burrell, voices the genius talking dog. DreamWorks released a new 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' trailer, which chronicles the time travels of him and his human (voiced by Max Charles), as well as a clip showing off the canine's wide range of talents.