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Jane Lynch - ELLE Hosts Women In Comedy Event With July Cover Stars Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon And Kristen Wiig at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails - West Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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People's Choice Awards Won't Let Steve Harvey Forget His Miss Universe Blunder - Video


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That awkward moment where you're Steve Harvey and you think everyone's over the Miss Universe fiasco, but then the People's Choice Awards do this. Someone call the burn unit! Yep, this award show has decided to recreate 2015's most awkward moment on TV with a short skit.

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Host Jane Lynch very convincingly told the audience that this year would feature a whole new award. 'We're trying something new this year', she said. 'This year's People's Choice Awards has picked one entertainer who, for whatever reason, has never won a People's Choice Award before but who we believe is deserving of one.'

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Jane Lynch - The CBS, The CW, and Showtime 2015 Summer TCA Party at Pacific Design Center - Arrivals at Pacific Design Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 10th August 2015

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Jane Lynch - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived at the 67th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards which were held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015

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Video - Jane Lynch Signs Copies Of 'Marlene, Marlene, Queen Of Mean' At Book Expo America 2014


'Glee' actress Jane Lynch was spotted signing autographs at Book Expo America 2014 held at the Javits Center in New York where she was unveiling her upcoming new book 'Marlene, Marlene, Queen Of Mean'.

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On The Red Carpet At 'American Idol' Season 13 Finale [Pictures]


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Caleb Johnson has been crowned the winner of American Idol Season 13! The 23-year-old was pitted against 17-year-old Jena Irene but was successful in his efforts on Wednesday (21st May). 

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Caleb Johnson won American Idol season 13.

As USA Today reports, this is the third time Johnson auditioned for American Idol but the first time he got past the audition rounds. Yet third time's a charm and Johnson has proven critics wrong by winning the 13th season of American Idol

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Harry Lennix, Amir Arinson, Diego Klattenhoff, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jasin Beghe, Jon Seda, Jane Lynch, Lucy Griffiths, Matt Ryan, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Taylor Kinney, Scott Cohen, Hope Davis, Kelly Brook, Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano, Debra Messing, Cristin Millioti, Ben Feldman, Krysten Ritter, Peter Facinelli. Anna Friel, Jake Robinson, Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Gavin Stenhouse, Margarita Levieva, Morgan Spector, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Leslie Odom Jr, Craig Robinson, Tone Bell, Kate Walsh, Hugh Dancy, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, David Walton, Ice-T, Raul Esparza, Ellie Kemper, Tina Fey, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Seth Meyers, Josh Lucas, Laz Alanso, Anne Heche and Jimmy Fallon. - 2014 NBC Upfront Presentation at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 12th May 2014

Harry Lennix, Amir Arinson, Diego Klattenhoff, Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Jasin Beghe, Jon Seda, Jane Lynch, Lucy Griffiths, Matt Ryan, Eamonn Walker, Monica Raymund, Taylor Kinney, Scott Cohen, Hope Davis, Kelly Brook, Elisha Cuthbert, Nick Zano, Debra Messing, Cristin Millioti, Ben Feldman, Krysten Ritter, Peter Facinelli. Anna Friel, Jake Robinson, Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Gavin Stenhouse, Margarita Levieva, Morgan Spector, David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Katherine Heigl, Alfre Woodard, Leslie Odom Jr, Craig Robinson, Tone Bell, Kate Walsh, Hugh Dancy, Minnie Driver, Benjamin Stockham, David Walton, Ice-t, Raul Esparza, Ellie Kemper, Tina Fey, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Seth Meyers, Josh Lucas, Laz Alanso, Anne Heche and Jimmy Fallon.

Jane Lynch - The Helping Hand Of Los Angeles Mother's Day Luncheon - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 10th May 2014

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Hannah Simone - 'TrevorLIVE LA' honoring Jane Lynch and Toyota for the Trevor Project at Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th December 2013

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Edie Falco Gives Moving Tribute To James Gandolfini At Emmy Awards


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James Gandolfini was remembered by his The Sopranos co-star Edie Falco in an emotional tribute to the late actor during Sunday (22 Sept.) night's 65th Annual Emmy Awards. In a ceremony that featured a number of memorials to fallen stars, Falco's appraisal of her on-screen husband was by far one of the most poignant of the night as she led the ceremony into a hushed remembrance of the acting great.

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Falco and Gandolfini during one of their many domestic disputes

Falco, who played the long-suffering Carmela Soprano in the ever-popular series, fought back the tears as she remembered the late actor, who passed away in June aged 51. She remembered Gandolfini as a man of "tremendous warmth and heart" and who was "uniquely generous," being nothing like the character he will be best remembered for.

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Cory Monteith Remembered In Tearful Emmys 'In Memoriam' Tribute [Video]


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Cory Monteith has been given a send-off by fans and the TV industry who honored the late Glee star with a heartfelt and poignant tribute during last night's Emmy awards. Monteith will be remembered in a special tribute episode during Glee's return to television next month but the Emmys gave actress and Cory's co-star Jane Lynch a chance to say a few words about her lost friend.

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Cory's Death Came As A Nasty Shock To Those Who Loved Him And The Show.

Lynch, who plays the sports coach on the popular high school musical series, took to the stage during a special 'in memoriam' segment to share photos of the 31 year-old who passed away last month as well as say a few words about his life.

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Jane Lynch Calls Cory Monteith's Glee Tribute, "Most Beautiful Thing"


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It appears as though Glee creator Ryan Murphy has given the late Cory Monteith a fitting tribute, despite speculation that writers would use the actor's death to warn of the dangers of drug addiction.

Of course, the show is likely to address that issue following the death of one of its biggest stars, though it appears the planned memorial episode will remember Monteith for the talent he was.

Jane Lynch, who plays sports coach Sue Sylvester on the show, tweeted: "Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan."

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Hollywood Game Night - A Glorified Game Of Charades?


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At the tail end of her run as Mrs Hannigan in Annie, Jane Lynch is launching her brand new endeavor – Hollywood Game Night. It’s pretty much what it sounds like – a night of party games, banter and lots of competitive spirit. What makes this different to your average Friday night is that on this show, six of the eight contestants are celebrities.

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Jane Lynch loves a good game night.

When you have Fred Armisen and Matthew Perry competing in a mutant version of charades, it’s bound to be a funny experience, but what Lynch thinks is so special about this show is that the viewer at home gets to feel like part of the action – especially if they have a drink or two while watching Game Night. When she was asked by TIME Magazine whether contestants should come in caffeinated, Lynch answered: “Or slightly tipsy. Either way” In one promo she even suggests that viewers at home invent a make a drinking game out of watching the show.

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In The Wake Of The Tony Awards, Jane Lynch Has Announced Her Split With Dr Lara Embry


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In some sad news, Glee star Jane Lynch and her wife, Dr Lara Embry have announced their pending divorce. The couple met at a fundraiser in 2009 and got married less than a year later, in 2010. The actress spoke to People magazine regarding her and Embry’s decision. She said: "Lara and I have decided to end our marriage. This has been a difficult decision for us as we care very deeply about one another. We ask for privacy as we deal with this family matter."

Neither woman has made any further comments on the split and it looks like they intend to keep everything behind closed doors. The couple got married three years ago at a private ceremony, attended by just 19 of the couple’s friends. The wedding was held in Sunderland, Massachusetts, one of the few states in the USA, which recognises same sex marriage. Embry has one daughter, Haden, with whom Lynch has developed a close relationship over the years.

"My greatest pleasure is Haden, my stepdaughter," Lynch told PEOPLE at The Moms Mamarazzi event in New York City last March. "I am surprised how much love you feel and how you would do anything for your children."

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Tyson Chandler and Jane Lynch - The 67th Annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall - Arrivals - New York, NY, United States - Monday 10th June 2013

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Video - Jane Lynch And Craig Robinson Discuss Character Development And Escaping In 'Escape From Planet Earth' Interview


'Escape From Planet Earth' stars Jane Lynch and Craig Robinson are interviewed at a press junket for the movie at The Waldorf Astoria in New York. They discuss their characters, their favourite places to escape to and their upcoming projects.

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Jane Lynch Set For Broadway Debut In Annie


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As notoriously tough as she is on screen in Glee, there’s something delightfully sweet about actress Jane Lynch in real life, and so it’s heartening to report that she’ll be making her Broadway stage debut – and seems delighted at the prospect at it.

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Annie will be the first time Jane Lynch has appeared on Broadway

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Ellen Degeneres Receives Mark Twain Award And Praised For Contribution To Comedy


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Only six weeks ago Ellen Degeneres received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and she is now being praised and rewarded again by being awarded the Mark Twain Award for Comedy, in aid of all she has done for comedy.

The Mark Twain Award is considered the US's highest achievement in comedy, with previous winners including Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin and Tina Fey. Of particular note in the minds of everyone that turned up to the Kennedy Centre to support and thank her, is her ongoing work for LGBT causes. Jane Lynch, who is known best for her hilarious and vitriolic character in Glee, said "I'm pretty darn sure I could not have the career I have, that I could not live as openly as I've lived, if it hadn't been for you," regarding Ellen coming out as a lesbian in 1997, as part of her first sitcom. "You really took one for the team". Jimmy Kimmel, a close friend of the comedienne, thanked Ellen for making vests an acceptable staple in the wardrobe of people that aren't magicians. The Huffington Post reported Sean Hayes, a gay comedian, saying "You've changed the world. We didn't have a voice until there was you."

In gracious acceptance of this prestigious award, Ellen gave a humble and humorous speech. She thanked PBS, undoubtedly a jibe against Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who has threatened to get rid of it, and  in true Ellen style, expressed her excitement about being in the Kennedy Centre: "Spaceships are launched here, right?" With her star and Twain award, Ellen is more and more firmly having her place stamped in comedic history, few deserve the accolades more.

Ellen Degeneres Wins 15th Mark Twain Award For American Humor


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Last night (October 22, 2012), Ellen Degeneres, 54, was awarded the 15th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Her wife, the actress Portia DeRossi, was one of the first to congratulate Ellen and told reporters on the red carpet “I am very, very proud of Ellen. She's not only the funniest person I know, but she's such a good person.” She added, affectionately “I really like those little moments that only I recognize as her being her true self, when I can see she's being vulnerable.”

Portia wasn’t the only star to attend the bash at the John F Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts. The Will & Grace actor Sean Hayes said “like to think that Ellen made Will & Grace possible. And Will & Grace made it possible for Modern Family. (DeGeneres') fearlessness was her contribution and it continues to be.” The Glee star Jane Lynch said “She's the one who went in with the machete and did it all by herself,” whilst the singer Jason Mraz referred to DeGeneres as his “favorite aunt,” USA Today have reported.

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Jane Lynch and Madame Tussauds - Jane Lynch's Wax Figure on loan from Madame Tussauds Hollywood, California - 'A Snow White Christmas' opening night gala at El Portal Theatre Tuesday 29th November 2011

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Video - Jane Lynch Excited To Host Emmy's


Glee star Jane Lynch (Talladega Nights; Role Models; Paul), best known for playing cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester in the hit FOX musical comedy, tells the photographers about how excited she is about presenting the upcoming Emmy Awards. She is walking to her car carrying a large pack of water bottles. Jane Lynch is the third woman in history to host the Emmy Awards solo.

In addition to her acclaimed performance on Glee, Jane has appeared in numerous other TV shows, such as 'Two And A Half Men'; 'The L Word' and 'Arrested Development'.

Jane Lynch Friday 5th August 2011 2011 Fox All Star Party at Gladstone's Malibu - Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Video - Jane Lynch Talks About Her Show "Glee" Whilst Walking In West Hollywood


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Paul Review


Very Good
Packed with references to other films instead of original jokes, this goofy comedy at least keeps us laughing all the way through. The idea itself is hilarious, and the movie's assembled with skill and energy.

Graeme and Clive (Pegg and Frost) are sci-fi geeks who realise their dream to drive a Winnebago across the American Southwest visiting UFO hotspots to re-enact favourite movie and TV scenes. Then they stumble across an actual alien named Paul (voiced by Rogen as an Alf-style wisenheimer). They agree to help him get home, but are hotly pursued by a tenacious Man in Black (Bateman) and two X-Files agents (Hader and Lo Truglio). They are also joined by someone who's even more alien to them: devout one-eyed creationist Ruth (Wiig), who Paul calls a "God-bothering cyclops".

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Jane Lynch Tuesday 11th January 2011 The FOX TCA Winter 2011 Party held at Villa Sorriso - Arrivals Pasadena, California

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Paul Trailer


For the majority of their lives Graeme and Clive have been huge sci-fi geeks, and when the two Brits find an opportunity to take a road trip across America and visit Area 51, they can hardly contain their excitement. What the two friends weren't to know was that they were soon to have a new friend in the truck keeping them company; Paul.

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Shrek Forever After Review


Very Good
While nowhere near as overcrowded as part three, this so-called final chapter never achieves the spark of the first two films, opting instead for a comically bittersweet look at middle-age angst that's more an homage to than a satire of It's a Wonderful Life.

After settling into swamp life with his wife Fiona (Diaz) and three boisterous kids, Shrek (Myers) starts to miss the excitement of being an ogre. So when Rumpelstiltskin (Dohrn) offers him one day of true ogredom in exchange for one day of Shrek's childhood, he signs on the dotted line. But Rumpelstiltskin has an evil plan, and now Shrek is lost in an alternate reality in which his friends Donkey and Puss (Murphy and Banderas) don't recognise him. Neither does Fiona, and he only has one day to capture her heart.

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Jane Lynch and Howard Hessman - Jane Lynch & Howard Hessman Culver City, California - The TV Land Awards 2010 at Sony Studios Saturday 17th April 2010

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Jane Lynch Sunday 24th January 2010 The 21st Annual PGA Awards 2010 Hollywood, USA

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Post Grad Trailer


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Julie & Julia Review


Very Good
Ephron reunites with Streep for this slightly overlong and very girly drama based on two true stories, both of which are involving and well-played. The comedy is earthy and real, and the film looks good enough to eat.

In 1949, Julia Child (Streep) is living in Paris with her diplomat husband (Tucci), looking to fill her spare time. She settles on cooking, and after completing Le Cordon Bleu teams up with two chefs (Emond and Carey) to write a French cookbook for the American market. In 2002 New York, Julie Powell (Adams) needs something to distract her from her job dealing with claims resulting from 9/11. With the encouragement of her husband (Messina), she decides to cook all 524 of Child's recipes in one year while blogging about the experience.

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Spring Breakdown Review


Bad
There have been a slew of successful comedies over the past few years, both in film and television. The key to their success lies not simply in the escalating level of raunch or the burgeoning group of well-known comic actors who join the pack. For these comedies, success lies in the very specific, clear-eyed attitudes brought to the material by the various creative minds behind the humor -- be it the geek love of Judd Apatow, the savage wit of Tina Fey, the inspired idiocy of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, or the genre-bending genius of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. With that in mind, we come to Spring Breakdown, which lacks any sort of creative, iconoclastic attitude toward the material other than the one-note goofiness of a standard Saturday Night Live sketch. In 10-minute blocks, the formula sometimes works. In an 84-minute feature film, it is a complete dead zone.

The film essentially exists to take fabulously talented female comedic presences like Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, and Rachel Dratch and make them mug for the camera while acting like tired Geeky Spinster caricatures. These actresses have made caricatures work before -- Dratch did it regularly on SNL, Posey brilliantly skewered archetype after archetype in Christopher Guest's wonderful mockumentaries, and Poehler is currently the world's foremost female comedic performer, capable of turning any tired formula into comic gold simply by her very presence. If there is one sad message sent by Spring Breakdown, it is that even Amy Poehler can't always rise above the material.

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Jane Lynch Thursday 20th November 2008 outside Katsuya Restuarant. Los Angeles, California

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Role Models Review


Good
Role Models, David Wain's third feature as a director and co-writer, may be the first of the erstwhile The State member's films to actually feel fully-formed. Wain's first two films, Wet Hot American Summer and last year's The Ten, felt more like collections of sketches and improvisational quips left over from sessions with his cohorts in The State and Stella, his other cancelled sketch show, than classic, three-act-structured movies. These aren't necessarily bad qualities when dealing with humor. In fact, both The Ten and Wet Hot American Summer are much funnier overall than his latest, but the softening of content is traded for a comforting semblance of plot.

As with his past two efforts, Wain's latest is top-lined by the invaluable Paul Rudd, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Wain. He plays Danny, a spokesperson for Minotaur Energy Drink who spends his days telling teenagers not to do drugs with a fluffy Minotaur dancing behind him. Inside that jolly Minotaur costume is Wheeler (Seann William Scott), a co-worker who wants nothing more than to be Dan's friend and get laid. This comes as a surprise as it seems that Danny has no friends save for his girlfriend Beth (Elizabeth Banks), and even she is beginning to tire of his wasting-my-life hissy fits. It's when Beth breaks it off that Dan loses it and tells a cafeteria filled with teenagers how awesome drugs are and how life sucks. That's before he mounts the Minotaur Mobile upon a statue of a horse.

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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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Alvin And The Chipmunks Review


Terrible
In theory, it's a good idea for a family film. Take Dave Seville's (aka songwriter Ross Bagdasarian Sr.) loveable novelty act, those swell, squeaky voiced woodland creatures, and marry them to the post-modern world of CGI. Toss in a recognizable name (in this case, My Name is Earl's Jason Lee) in the human role, ratchet up the current pop culture references (lots of video game nods and hip-hop rodent rump-shakin') and, hypothetically, you've got a no miss holiday treat.

So where, exactly, did the makers of the nauseating Alvin and the Chipmunks go wrong? How did something that seemed like a slam dunk turn into one of the biggest piles of 2007 junk? Maybe it's the lack of cleverness? A myriad of missed opportunities? The blatant stupidity of the entire narrative? You'd think that Jon Vitti (ex-Simpsons scribe), Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (both of Pete and Pete fame) could come up with something fresher, more original, than this rabid rags-to-riches tale. Even worse, director Tim Hill (Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties) offers no situational context to make the otherwise surreal circumstances crackle with comic possibilities.

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Smiley Face Review


OK
Smiley Face is Gregg Araki's entry into that hallowed genre of the stoner comedy, of which Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle may be the most resent minor classic (a major stoner classic seems somehow self-contradictory, doesn't it?). But Araki's take on what is really the modern update of slapstick lags in some major departments, mostly notably in briskness and anarchy, the engines of this genre. Thankfully, this being an Araki outing, it still manages a dash of weirdness and spontaneity to keep things amusingly off-kilter.

Smiley Face's stoner heroine Jane F. (Anna Faris) may be about as dull as bongwater, so a story about her had better be sharp and stepped up for it to register, and it can't even for half a beat be afraid that it's not making sense. The best slapstick flicks -- of which the stoner comedy is the modern-day update -- do not care if you get the jokes or not, or even if you like them very much (those qualities help make everything from The Three Stooges to Airplane! to the aforementioned Harold & Kumar so charming). In this regard, Araki's approach to the material is rather cautious, as the genre goes; there's a been-there-done-that whiff about this humor, and he wants to endear us to Jane and her story too insistently. Most troublesome is that Araki and screenwriter Dylan Haggerty beat a very simple premise -- that this chick is baked out of her gourd -- into the ground over and over again. The entire extent of Smiley Face's comedy rests on Faris pulling the dopey stoner face and stumbling through the scenery as she scrambles to pay off her dealer so he won't confiscate her furniture.

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Fifty Pills Review


Good
If the movies are any judge, I did not have nearly as much fun in college as I was supposed to. In Fifty Pills, young Darren (Lou Taylor Pucci, a kind of cross between Colin Hanks and DJ Qualls) finds himself on probation on the second day of school! By Christmas he's lost his scholarship, all because he and his jerk roommate Coleman (John Hensley) like to have a little party.

Dad's lost his job, too, and both his parents think he's gay (thanks to what turns out to be the movie's funniest single moment), so Darren scrambles back to the dorms to figure out how to raise another $1000 so he can stay in school. (Naturally, he's also in love with another resident named Gracie (Kristen Bell), but he can't profess him affections to her.)

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For Your Consideration Review


OK
Anyone who watched last year's Oscar ceremony surely had to take a deep breath of exhaustion at what became the culmination of a solid decade of congratulating mediocrity. In the last two decades, Hollywood has offered up more self-deprecation, but it doesn't come close to its flabbergasting self-congratulation, and Oscar is a big part of that. The last time the Academy awarded the best film of the corresponding year was 1993, when it dutifully handed the little gold man to Clint Eastwood's unflinching revisionist western, Unforgiven. So, who better to attack this institute of imbecility than comic revisionist Christopher Guest? As it turns out, For Your Consideration isn't quite the snappy attack dog one might have hoped for. In fact, it comes on with the ferocity of a mildly-disgruntled schnauzer.

It begins with director Jay Berman (Guest, doing the Jewish thing) and his film, Home for Purim, a family drama about a young woman's return home to a dying mother. The mother in question is played by Marilyn Hack (Catherine O'Hara), a washed-up aging actress who is best known for playing a blind prostitute in another film. Through the wonders of the internet, she gets wind of a rumor that she might be nominated for an Academy Award. Shortly after, Victor Allan Miller (the invaluable Harry Shearer), the male lead, gets hint of a nomination for his performance, along with Callie Webb (Parker Posey), who plays the daughter. The buzz makes life sweeter, and inevitably more complicated, for everyone involved, including Callie's boyfriend and co-star Brian (Christopher Moynihan), Victor's agent (Eugene Levy), and the producer (riotous Jennifer Coolidge). It also brings out studio heads (Ricky Gervais and Larry Miller), the PR guy (John Michael Higgins), and two Hollywood news anchors (Fred Willard and Jane Lynch) to make the film more palatable.

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For Your Consideration Review


OK
Anyone who watched last year's Oscar ceremony surely had to take a deep breath of exhaustion at what became the culmination of a solid decade of congratulating mediocrity. In the last two decades, Hollywood has offered up more self-deprecation, but it doesn't come close to its flabbergasting self-congratulation, and Oscar is a big part of that. The last time the Academy awarded the best film of the corresponding year was 1993, when it dutifully handed the little gold man to Clint Eastwood's unflinching revisionist western, Unforgiven. So, who better to attack this institute of imbecility than comic revisionist Christopher Guest? As it turns out, For Your Consideration isn't quite the snappy attack dog one might have hoped for. In fact, it comes on with the ferocity of a mildly-disgruntled schnauzer.

It begins with director Jay Berman (Guest, doing the Jewish thing) and his film, Home for Purim, a family drama about a young woman's return home to a dying mother. The mother in question is played by Marilyn Hack (Catherine O'Hara), a washed-up aging actress who is best known for playing a blind prostitute in another film. Through the wonders of the internet, she gets wind of a rumor that she might be nominated for an Academy Award. Shortly after, Victor Allan Miller (the invaluable Harry Shearer), the male lead, gets hint of a nomination for his performance, along with Callie Webb (Parker Posey), who plays the daughter. The buzz makes life sweeter, and inevitably more complicated, for everyone involved, including Callie's boyfriend and co-star Brian (Christopher Moynihan), Victor's agent (Eugene Levy), and the producer (riotous Jennifer Coolidge). It also brings out studio heads (Ricky Gervais and Larry Miller), the PR guy (John Michael Higgins), and two Hollywood news anchors (Fred Willard and Jane Lynch) to make the film more palatable.

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Best In Show Review


Extraordinary
Just when you thought the mockumentary had mocked everything worth mocking, here comes a new gem of the genre that will have you rolling in the aisles once again.

Up for skewering this time around is the dog show, as Best in Show takes the absolutely inane shenanigans of dog breeders and handlers, impaling their obsession with a caliber of wit unseen since This is Spinal Tap made rock gods look like buffoons.

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The 40-Year-Old Virgin Review


OK

In a welcome change from puerile and stinking-rotten Rob Schneider and David Spade movies, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" is a ribald comedy that is genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, despite being custom-built around a scene-stealing second-banana who really belongs in small roles.

Deadpan "Daily Show" correspondent Steve Carell, who briefly but memorably upstaged Will Ferrell in "Anchorman" and Jim Carrey in "Bruce Almighty," stars as Andy Stitzer, a king-dork electronics store clerk rapidly approaching middle age and so bereft of social skills that he's never managed to get much past first base with a woman. When his co-workers realize this, watching him fumble to fit in while swapping sex stories during an after-hours poker game, they make it their mission to get the poor guy laid.

Co-written by Carell and director Judd Aptow (creator of TV's "Undeclared" and "Freaks and Geeks"), the plot is perfectly pitched to its star's talent for playing hapless, hopeless twits. Put Carell in a polo shirt, a pair of khakis and a K-Mart windbreaker, and he can garner hardy chuckles with little more than a perplexed stare from his deep-set buggy eyes. He dives headlong into this character, earning cheek-hurting laughs with painfully awkward moments (his pals convince him to get his chest waxed) and giving Andy such an authentic geekdom (his apartment is lined with collectable toys in their original packaging) that the movie's plot hardly feels like a gimmick at all.

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Best In Show Review


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Mockumentary maestro Christopher Guest -- the driving force behind "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Waiting For Guffman" -- aims his satirical squirt gun at obsessive dog owners in his latest tongue-in-cheek, interview vérité offering, "Best In Show."

Casting a wide net across kitchy Americana, Guest's cameras capture a handful of mildly lunatic canine caretakers as they travel to and prepare for a prestigious dog show.

There's Harlan Pepper (played by Guest), a North Carolina fishing shop owner and the proud papa of a sad-eyed bloodhound he's convinced is psychic. There's cross-eyed, buck-toothed Gerry and trampy Cookie Fleck (Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara), a middle-aged suburban couple with no kids but a pampered Norwich Terrier that is their pride and joy.

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Jane Lynch

Date of birth

14th July, 1960

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