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Mila Kunis Forced To Describe Ashton Kutcher's Manhood On 'Late Late Show' Game


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Bad Moms actresses Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate were forced to make some difficult choices when they both appeared on James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’, as the host invited them to play a game of his invention, ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’.

Essentially, it was a game of truth or dare, in which the participants had to answer questions about themselves or the other person, or consume an unusual food or drink item. By unusual, we mean things like: ghost pepper hot sauce, cow tongue, sardines, grasshoppers, calf's brain, pickle juice and clam juice...

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Christina Applegate and Ed Helms - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived for the 2015 CinemaCon which was held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

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Christina Applegate - A host of celebrities were snapped as they attended Warner Brothers' The Big Picture which was held at CinemaCon 2015 in Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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Christina Applegate - Comic-Con International: San Diego - 20th Century Fox presentation at San Diego Convention Center - San Diego, California, United States - Friday 25th July 2014

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Christina Applegate - 4th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF DANCE GALA PRESENTED BY THE DIZZY FEET FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MUSIC CENTER - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 19th July 2014

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Christina Applegate - Celebrities attend 21st Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at Exposition Park - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 10th May 2014

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Christina Applegate - Celebrities attend the 19th Critics' Choice Movie Awards Ceremony LIVE on The CW Network at The Barker Hangar. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th January 2014

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Christina Applegate - Christina Applegate hides behide her scarf at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th December 2013

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Kristen Wiig and Christina Applegate - New York premiere of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' at Beacon Theatre - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 16th December 2013

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Christina Applegate - Christina Applegate Leaving Radio1 - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 12th December 2013

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Christina Applegate - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 1 studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 12th December 2013

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Christina Applegate - Premiere of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' held at Vue West End - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th December 2013

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Christina Applegate - U.K. premiere of 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' held at Vue West End - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 11th December 2013

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Christina Applegate - Celebrities at Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th December 2013

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Congratulations Anchorman Fans: Your Constant Quoting Led To 'Anchorman 2'!


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By making a film with so many quotable lines, the public couldn’t resist but repeat them to each other on a daily basis; the Anchorman team basically guaranteed themselves a sequel, even if they didn’t quite know it at the time.

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“We’ve never made a sequel to any of the films we’ve done because we’ve been anti-sequel. Why not explore a new idea instead of revising something that you’ve already made?” the film’s star, Will Ferrell, told Screen Rant.

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Alyssa Milano, Maxim, A Match Made In Heaven


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Alyssa Milano's Maxim cover is the talk of the internet after the Who's The Boss star went braless for the cover. The actress, currently appearing in ABC's sultry new drama 'Mistresses', unbuttoned her shirt for the front page - despite being some 40-years-old.

It seems as though Milano has spent her whole life in front of the camera and she spoke of her indifference to losing what many would call a normal childhood. It wasn't weird, because I didn't know any different," she said, "You know, I went through puberty like everyone else; it only got embarrassing when the show would take what was going on with me and write it into the show, like 'Samantha's First Bra.' It was like, 'OK, guys, do we really need to do this?' But what an awesome time stamp!"

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Still Classy: New Trailer Drops For ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’


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The second trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has rolled out online, though, uh, it’s not too different from the first one. Once again, the Channel 4 crew approach the camera and attempt to deliver their very best catchphrases. “Jesus, McArthur, Jay-Z—the great ones always return, and when they do, one thing's for sure: Their hair will be perfect,” says the narrator before David Koechner, Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell confidently deliver their lines. Of course, Steve Carell’s Brick Tamland messes the whole thing up, offering a rather weak “Happy Easter,” before trying, “Always make sure the parents are around before you hug children.”

Watch the original Anchorman 2 trailer!


The long-awaited sequel to the classic comedy also stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson and Chris Parnell, plus a cameo from just about every celebrity in Hollywood. Last week, Kanye West was spotted shooting scenes for the movie on an Atlanta rooftop, while Harrison Ford, Nicole Kidman and John C. Reilly are known to be making appearances. 
 Judd Apatow ('The 40 Year Old Virgin', 'Knocked Up', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall') returns to production, as does director Adam McKay ('Step Brothers', 'The Other Guys', 'Talladega Nights').

Anchorman: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 20, 2013. Do you think the sequel will live up to the quality of the first movie?

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Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate - 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues' film set in New York City - New York City, NY, United States - Saturday 18th May 2013

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Can Up All Night Survive Without Christina Applegate?


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What do you do when an integral character leaves your show? That's what NBC has to consider as Christina Applegate has decided to call it a day on her time at Up All Night, giving the network a real head-scratcher.

"It's been a great experience working on Up All Night," Applegate said via a statement. "But the show has taken a different creative direction and I decided it was best for me to move on to other endeavors. Working with Lorne Michaels has been a dream come true and I am grateful he brought me into his TV family. I will miss the cast, producers and crew, and wish them the best always." But how can the show continue with such a core piece missing? They could recast the role; just have a different actress play the part and act like nothing ever happened. They could kill her off, somehow, off camera, or just suggest she's on an indefinite sabbatical - like British comedy The Thick of It dealt with the Chris Langham scandal. So far, NBC have had no comment on their plans for the show, but, E! suggest "an official cancellation sometime between now and May," and we concur.

Looking back, it was clear that Applegate had reservations before she even joined the show. "As you saw, that's all the time I got to see my baby today," she explained. "And that's it. So that's the part that really still to this day is like, 'Uggggh.'...That was the quality time that we got today, so it's hard. I'll get to see her for a minute here and a minute there, and then it's nap time and she has to go home."

Kristen Wiig Joins The Anchorman 2 Cast!


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The anticipation for Anchorman 2 has just stepped up another notch with the news that Kristen Wiig has joined the Will Ferrell and the rest of the cast as a new co-star.

With the ensemble cast from the hugely successful first Anchorman assembled, Anchorman: The Legend Continues will only fail if it has a bad script surely, and the addition of Bridesmaids star Wiig, reported by CNN, can only be a good thing. Director and co-screenwriter Adam McKay revealed the news of Wiig’s joining on his Facebook page, with Christina Applegate expressing her joy that Wiig was joining on Twitter, writing "So excited Kristen Wiig has joined our cast for anchorman2. Going 2 b best movie ever made. Besides the best movies ever made."

The new Anchorman is scheduled to open on December 20, 2013 and it had to be said that optimism in the camp appears to be high, with many of the cast strongly believing they can equal the heights of the original film back in 2004. "I think it's such a great ensemble piece that I would hope that our roles are the same as they were the first time around," one of the co-stars Steve Carell said to CNN. "The storyline is going to be different, but I hope the people in it are exactly the same."

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The Legend Continues: Anchorman 2 To Battle Huge Movies In December 2013


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The hugely anticipated sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will hit theaters on December 20, 2013. Though the Adam McKay-directed movie is still being written, Paramount Pictures clearly have confidence in their product and have pitted it against a selection of huge movies opening on the same weekend.

Ron Burgundy and company will go head-to-head with Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, George Clooney's Monuments Men starring Matt Damon and Daniel Craig, Disney's Saving Mr Banks, the family flick Walking With The Dinosaurs - which is sure to be a Christmas hit - and Jon Turtleltaub's Last Vegas. Though plot details are yet to be revealed, all the man cast-members from the original film, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner and Christina Applegate will be back for the sequel, according to Cinema Blend. 

A recent rumor suggested Will Ferrell and McKay are keen to sign up Kristen Wiig to play a love interest of Carell's character Brick Tamland, though this is yet to be confirmed. It's likely that the Bridesmaid actress would find time to shoot the film, though she has numerous roles lined up for 2013, including The Comedian and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Fingers Crossed: Kristen Wiig In The Running For Anchorman 2 Role


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We’re praying this latest rumor from The Wrap has got some substance to it. According to the movie industry insiders, Kristen Wiig is a likely candidate to play the role of Steve Carell’s love interest in the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, for Paramount Pictures. Currently, no cast members have been selected, beyond the core few that we already know and love.

The new Anchorman instalment is being directed by Adam McKay, with Judd Apatow on production duties – under the Apatow Productions banner. We reckon Wiig would make a perfect addition to the Anchorman cast – she’s already proven her comic chops with the hit movie Bridesmaids, and we sense that her deadpan acting style would make for some raucous ROFL moments if she were cast alongside Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell in the sequel to the 2004 hit. Anchorman fetched around $85 million at the box office and we’d put our money on a sequel being even more successful.

Kristen Wiig is one of the most in-demand actresses in Hollywood right now, thanks to the success of Bridesmaids. She recently starred in Imogene, an indie film that featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. She also been busy filming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Hateship Friendship, along with Guy Pearce

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Christina Applegate Thursday 23rd August 2012 Christina Applegate visits 'Extra' at The Grove promoting her line of children's clothes.

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Christina Applegate - Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble Tuesday 12th June 2012 Women in Film 2012 Crystal + Lucy Awards, held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals

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Will Arnett, Christina Applegate and Paley Center for Media - Will Arnett, Christina Applegate Tuesday 8th May 2012 at the 'Up All Night' Screening and Panel at Paley Center For Media

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Christina Applegate Saturday 28th January 2012 Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble leave a friends home with their daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble

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Hall Pass Review


Very Good
The Farrelly brothers once again combine raucous humour, outrageous vulgarity and genuinely heartfelt comedy for this surprisingly involving story about rediscovering the spark in marriage.

Rick and Fred (Wilson and Sudeikis) are best pals who have never quite given up their frat-boy ways, even though both are settled down with their wives Maggie and Grace (Fischer and Applegate), respectively. Fed up with their obsessions with sex, the women give their husbands hall passes: a week off from marriage, no questions asked. But things have changed since they were 20-year-old bucks, both in the world and in their priorities. Is it as much fun to actually go girl-crazy as it is to pretend to do it?

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One week of freedom, no questions asked with no repercussions. Fred and Rick are best friends who have both just been granted the same deal by their wives - a week off their marriages.

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Going The Distance Review


Very Good
It might not be particularly original, but this rom-com at least takes a fresh approach to the formula. It also features two superbly winning actors in the lead roles, and the chemistry between them is utterly charming.

Garrett (Long) is struggling to get over a break-up when he meets Erin (Barrymore), a lively woman who connects with him both romantically and as a best friend. But Erin is only in New York for a summer internship, and when she returns to San Francisco their romance is strained by the 3,000 miles between them. Garrett's friends (Day and Sudeikis) aren't much help, while Erin's sister and brother-in-law (Applegate and Gaffigan) don't really get it. And as the months pass, Erin and Garrett have some difficult decisions to make.

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Going The Distance Trailer


When Erin and Garrett have a chance meeting in a bar in New York, both feel a connection to one and other but they know it's not going to go anywhere. Erin is a charming and witty woman and Garrett can't help but fall for her. The only problem is Garrett is a New Yorker, all his friends and job are based in the city and Erin lives in San Francisco.

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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore Review


Weak
Things have been ramped up considerably in the nine years since Cats & Dogs, and it's not good news. This film is more of a full-on spy spoof, but unlike the original it's too talky and chaotic to engage with either kids or adults.

Diggs (voiced by Marsden) is a brave but impulsive K-9 cop sacked from the San Francisco police force but recruited by the top-secret dog intelligence agency to work with veteran Butch (Nolte) to stop the menacing Kitty Galore (Midler) from taking over the world. But the cats aren't happy with Kitty's evil plan either, so feline spy Catherine (Applegate) teams up with the dogs. Yes, dogs and cats working together! Of course, Diggs' human partner (O'Donnell) and Kitty's magician owner (McBrayer) are oblivious.

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The Rocker Review


Bad
To be frank, Peter Cattaneo's The Rocker has about as much to do with rock and roll as a baby hippopotamus has to do with the Battle of Verdun.

Rainn Wilson, the talented comedian and actor made celebrity by the role of Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office, plays Robert Fishman, Fish to his friends. Back when leopard-print stockings on men seemed like a stroke of genius, Fish is the drummer for burgeoning hair metal outfit Vesuvius. When the band is offered a contract with Matchbook Records, they find that the only catch to the deal is that the label wants the son of one of its bigwigs to take Fish's place. Fish is out.

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Wonderland (2003) Review


Very Good
It takes a bold filmmaker to splash the legend of John Holmes (aka porn star Johnny Wadd) up on the screen before his film has even started, giving the hard-to-believe basics of Holmes' legend (1,000 films made, slept with 14,000 women), and then say that the movie to follow isn't about all of that, it's about what happened to John afterward. One imagines many an aging porn connoisseur ducking out the theater door upon that announcement. But director James Cox has made a solid bet, for the events of the summer of 1981 on Los Angeles's Wonderland Avenue make anything that could have happened before in Holmes's life seem like the most inconsequential trivia.

On July 1 of that year, four people were savagely beaten to death in a Laurel Canyon apartment that had long been a party hangout and drug-dealing haven; a fifth person was put into intensive care. Holmes (Val Kilmer) was at the center of the tangle of paranoia, greed, and confusion that led to the massacre. Always hanging out at the apartment scamming drugs for his vacuum-like habit, Holmes incurs the enmity of the hard cases living there (played by Tim Blake Nelson, Dylan McDermott in a frighteningly unconvincing biker beard, and Josh Lucas). To make it up to them, Holmes acts as their inside man for a robbery of the palatial home of his buddy Eddie Nash (Eric Bogosian), who just happens to be one of the biggest club-owners in Southern California and a bona-fide gangster, to boot. Things go poorly after the robbery, to say the least.

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Surviving Christmas Review


Good
Halloween hasn't arrived yet and we're already getting the first holiday film of the season. Despite opening to the tune of "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," the timing of Surviving Christmas could not feel worse. We haven't even set our clocks back, and the trees haven't lost their leaves, but we're supposed to believe that Christmas is right around the corner? Fat chance, Santa -- this film won't even survive long enough to see turkey day. But, it's just that kind of attitude that makes this spiteful little movie work.

Ben Affleck plays the lonely but wealthy media marketing executive Drew Latham. He prefers to ditch his family this holiday and take his materialistic girlfriend Missy (Jennifer Morrison) on a first-class trip to Fiji. Missy emphatically rejects his offer and dumps him for wanting to take her away from her family at Christmas. At the advice of Missy's quack psychologist, Drew's therapy is to write down all of his grievances with his family and burn them in front of his childhood home. While this ridiculously manufactured scenario presents a good treatment option for Drew, to the rest of us, it reeks of rotten eggnog.

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View From The Top Review


Terrible
Assume crash positions, people. We're going down.

Bruno Barreto's View from the Top begins with small-town beauty Donna's (a miscast Gwyneth Paltrow) head planted firmly in the clouds. She enrolls in flight school as a means for escaping her monotonous life, but turbulence lies ahead. She finds - and then loses - true love with a ruggedly handsome law student (Mark Ruffalo), and encounters opposition from a rival stewardess (Christina Applegate) she once considered a friend. These obstacles stand in the way of Donna's ultimate goal: to work the first-class cabin on the Paris flight for Royal Airlines.

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The Sweetest Thing Review


Weak
Cameron Diaz proved to have a knack for booty-shaking as she hustled her way through Charlie's Angels, and the good news is The Sweetest Thing gives her ample opportunity to shake her sweetest thing in every damn scene. The bad news is that what is being sold as a "sweet" romantic comedy is anything but. In fact, it's really just an overstimulated sex comedy with plenty of raunch and crudeness... and a stifling lack of humor.

Diaz stars as Christina, an oversexed, under-committal, zeroes kind of gal living in San Francisco. Her two roommates, Courtney (Christina Applegate) and Jane (Selma Blair), are similar poster children for Gen X. In what might have become an interesting spin on the genre, it's the girls who don't call back the guys and the guys who end up whining and crying over their heartache.

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Jane Austen's Mafia! Review


OK
To my knowledge, there's never been a Godfather spoof, let alone a good one. The cryptically-titled Jane Austen's Mafia! certainly isn't going to change that, but it isn't as bad as some recent spoofs (notably Mel Brooks' last 4 or 5 movies) have been. Thanks to the natural charm of Jay Mohr, an often-funny tale of corruption, casinos (offering Go Fish), showgirls, and the Macarena unfolds. The flip side is that much of Mafia! is not funny, resorting to fart and/or vomit humor to generate cheap laughs. The spoofs range from the obvious - Godfather, GoodFellas, Casino - to the unexpected - Forrest Gump, Jaws - which generally work well. Then again, maybe my expectations are so low I didn't notice how bad they really were.

Grand Theft Parsons Review


OK
The resounding message of Grand Theft Parsons, if there is one, seems to be that hicks are big on honor. Really big on honor. Apparently, a hick should honor his word to a friend in any way possible, up to and including stealing the body of a country musician from Los Angeles airport in the back of a yellow hearse with a yin-yang sign on it (and with the name of Bertha) and then taking said body to be torched in the California desert.

It's not my place to pass judgment on the burial rights of musicians (just on the movies made about the incident), but Grand Theft Parsons has one of the most sitcom like plots I've seen in an impendent movie in a long time. While a studio flick have might have taken such a shtick for slapstick and made it dumbly funny, Grand Theft Parsons goes down the road of the metaphysical, using a corpse in a car as an excuse for a surreal waxing philosophical on hicks, bodies, and rock and roll.

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Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy Review


Weak

There is a sub-genre of comedy that Saturday Night Live alumni seem to specialize in which I've decided to dub the "wouldn't it be funny if" movie. The defining characteristics are as follows:

1) Begin with flimsy, 25-words-or-less premise. (Wouldn't it be funny if Will Ferrell wore a bad wig and a bushy mustache to play a phony-baloney male chauvinist news anchor in the 1970s?)

2) Expand on this premise and explore its comic possibilities only to the extent of creating an endless supply of sophomoric sex jokes. (Wouldn't it be funny if Christina Applegate played the country's first female news anchor, who threatens Ferrell's insecure manhood?)

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Wonderland Review


Good

Part "Rashomon"-like roundelay of dubious recollections, part "Boogie Nights" flashback, "Wonderland" recounts, with drug-addled stylishness, events leading to a brutal 1981 mass-murder in the Los Angeles hills made famous by its link to washed-up, strung-out ex-porn legend John Holmes.

Starring the charismatically glazy-eyed and understated Val Kilmer as Holmes and "Blue Crush" cutie Kate Bosworth as Dawn, his newly legal, foolishly co-dependent girlfriend, this film has a big comparison hurdle to overcome -- the riveting "Boogie" was loosely based on Holmes and some of these events. But for the most part it succeeds because sophomore director James Cox (his unreleased "Highway" premiered on video last year) bypasses the self-destructive smack-head's severed sex-trade ties except as they relate to his celebrity among lowlifes who supply him with drugs.

In fact, Holmes is just one of four characters around whom Cox constructs his story from several points of view in single-perspective segments.

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View From The Top Review


Bad

To the endless soundtrack of grating girl-empowerment country music ditties and romantic '80s hair-band rock, Gwyneth Paltrow crash-lands in "View From the Top," playing a Nevada-bred white-trash ditz who dreams of a "glamorous" life as a flight attendant.

There were no survivors (at least in terms of pride) among the cast that includes Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen and Kelly Preston -- all of whom certainly must have signed on to a script that looked very different from this inept and lifeless comedy.

Having sat on a shelf for more than a year and having been edited down to what feels like an endless 87 minutes (a run-time that short is often a tell-tale sign of desperate post-production rescue attempts), "View From the Top" finds few fresh jokes in its formulaic plot (think "Legally Blonde" at 30,000 feet). Paltrow's career path is challenged by a catty competitor (Applegate) who gets her assigned to puddle-jumpers. A love interest (Ruffalo) in Cleveland (a backwater berg from the movie's point of view) forces her to choose between following her heart and chasing a prestige stewardessing gig on "Paris first class international" flights.

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The Sweetest Thing Review


OK

Trying perhaps a little too hard to prove women can be every bit as bawdy as men, "The Sweetest Thing" is a raunchy romantic comedy in the "There's Something About Mary" vein, focused on a female protagonist.

Cameron Diaz -- "Mary's" Mary -- plays a confirmed, no-commitments party girl who unexpectedly meets a guy that makes her heart go all aflutter. It's a movie with likable characters and a take-no-prisoners comedic free spirit, but its plot never develops much beyond its function as scaffolding to hang racy jokes upon.

As usual, Diaz is a delight playing a club-hopping, bed-hopping beauty who lives by the philosophy of looking for Mr. Right Now. In the process, she and her best friend (Christina Applegate) tease their way through the San Francisco singles scene, giving fake phone numbers to guys who buy them drinks all night and leaving behind libidos in limbo and even some broken hearts.

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Surviving Christmas Review


Unbearable

Christina Applegate has an amazing gift for being neck deep in cinematic manure ("Anchorman," "A View from the Top," "Just Visiting") without actually getting any of it on her. A much better actress than she's given credit for, and a nuanced comedienne, in "Surviving Christmas" she's trapped in a grossly underwritten role as the sensible daughter of a suburban family paid $250,000 to take in a screwed-up millionaire for the holidays in his vain (in both senses) attempt to relive his childhood.

Without upstaging anyone, she creates brief, bright moments with her rib-tickling timing and her sincerity, despite being saddled with the movie's most insulting task -- falling in love with this shallow, selfish jerk who remains a shallow, selfish jerk right up to the closing credits.

Her ability to infuse this pathetically one-dimensional role of generic romantic interest with more authentic personality than anyone else on screen is the only reason this movie -- very possibly the worst Christmas movie ever made -- earns a rating of 1/2 a star.

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Just Visiting Review


OK

Imagine "Crocodile Dundee" with a 12th Century knight in Chicago instead of a leathery lifelong Outbacker in New York, and you've pretty much got the crux of "Just Visiting," a slapsticky, Hollywood remake of 1993's slapsticky French mega-hit "Les Visiteurs."

Jean Reno and Christian Clavier reprise their roles from the original as Count Thibault of Malfete and his groveling servant-sidekick André, who are transported to modern times by a wizard's miscalculated spell.

How they have the dumb luck to materialize in a Chicago history museum where a Malfete descendent (Christina Applegate) is in charge of the 12th Century France exhibit isn't explained. In fact, the vast majority of the movie is dependent on the audience blindly accepting supremely stupid plot holes. But somehow director Jean-Marie Gaubert (also returning from the '93 version) manages to keep this fish-out-of-water stuff amusing, even though the film seems a little too pleased with its own self-aware cartoony-ness.

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Date of birth

25th November, 1971

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Bad Moms - Red Band Trailer

Bad Moms - Red Band Trailer

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Trailer

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip Trailer

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Vacation Movie Review

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Vacation - Full Trailer

Vacation - Full Trailer

What's more important than family? For the Griswold family, nothing. Rusty (Ed Helms) decides that...

Vacation - Red Band Teaser Trailer

Vacation - Red Band Teaser Trailer

WARNING THIS IS THE RED BAND TRAILER.The Griswolds return to Walley World - only this...

The Book Of Life Trailer

The Book Of Life Trailer

Manolo has a lot of pressure forced upon him from his family regarding his future,...

Book Of Life Trailer

Book Of Life Trailer

In Mexico, two best friends Manolo (Diego Luna) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) fall in love...

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Movie Review

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Movie Review

It's been nearly 10 years since we first met Ron Burgundy, and this sequel is...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Trailer

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Trailer

The legend of San Diego's Channel 4 news team may have long since dissolved over...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - International Trailer Trailer

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - International Trailer Trailer

The news used to be a noble profession before the likes of Ron Burgundy with...

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Horsepower Clip Trailer

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Horsepower Clip Trailer

Ron Burgundy compares a Dodge Durango's horsepower to that of an actually horse before insulting...

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