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Julianna Margulies - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Expo Hall, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Julianna Margulies - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Julianna Margulies - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Julianna Margulies - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Outside Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Julianna Margulies and Michael Kors - 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 2nd June 2015

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Julianna Margulies - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived to Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of their interviews on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 14th May 2015

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Julianna Margulies - Julianna Margulies honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at ON the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 1st May 2015

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Julianna Margulies and David Hyde Pierce - Photographs of a variety of stars as they arrived to the Opening night of Broadway's musical comedy 'It Shoulda Been You' which was held at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 14th April 2015

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Julianna Margulies - Celebrities attend The Paley Center For Media's 32nd Annual PALEYFEST LA - 'The Good Wife' at Dolby Theatre. at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th March 2015

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Julianna Margulies and Keith Lieb - A host of stars were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which were held at the Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 26th January 2015

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Video - Jennifer Hudson Talks Movies At The GLWD 2013 Golden Heart Awards - Part 3


Singer/ actress Jennifer Hudson talks to an interviewer on the red carpet at the God's Love We Deliver 2013 Golden Heart Awards in New York. She talks about the event, her new album and her upcoming movies as well as the films she is hoping to see. 'I wanna see 'The Butler' which I have not seen', she reveals. 'There's a couple more that I cannot think of right now but that's first, I'm a little bit behind.'

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Video - Olivia Munn In Gorgeous Yellow For The GLWD 2013 Golden Heart Awards - Part 2


'Magic Mike' star Olivia Munn definitely stole the show in an eye-catching yellow fishtail dress with studs dotted down the seams at the God's Love We Deliver 2013 Golden Heart Awards in New York. She was joined by 'Million Dollar Baby' star Hilary Swank, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and Victoria's Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes.

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Julianna Margulies On How Weiner's Weiner Breathed Life Into 'The Good Wife'


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Julianna Margulies is appreciative of Anthony Weiner's sexual tweets, in a way. The actress says the New York City mayoral hopeful has given an unexpected new relevance to CBS' drama 'The Good Wife,' which revolves around a wife and mother who assumes full responsibility for her family after her husband's very public sex scandal. Sounds familiar, right?

"I feel guilty that it's the gift that keeps on giving," said Margulies at the TCA press tour this week, "We're going into our fifth year, and it feels like something new." Thanks Weiner!

On a serious note, the actress picked out painful parallels between her fictional character Alicia Florrick and Weiner's wife Huma Abedin, who awkwardly stood by her husband after his Twitter scandal went public.

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Video - David Chase And Aida Turturro Are Among Funeral Goers At The Service For James Gandolfini - Part 2


Stars turned out in their hundreds at the funeral of 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini. Among them were the show's creator David Chase, his onscreen sister Aida Turturro, the 55th Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, Julianna Margulies who appeared in 4 episodes of the mafia drama series and her 'The Good Wife' co-star Chris Noth.

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Stand Up Guys - Trailer Trailer


Doc is lifelong criminal who goes to meet his best friend Val when he leaves prison following a long sentence, but little does Val know that his crime companion has been forced to kill him by his crook boss Hirsch. It doesn't take him long to realise, however, with Doc's sheepish presence constantly giving him away. The pair decide to enjoy themselves in the only ways they know how; theft, drugs and alcohol, before the time comes when Doc has to do the deed to save his own life. As the time draws nearer, he pleads with Hirsch for mercy, unwilling to shoot dead his best and only friend while Val repents for his sins in confession for the first time in 60 years in a bid to make his peace with God before he dies.

This crime comedy highlights friendship, unbreakable promises and sin as the main themes played out by a star-studded main cast. It has been directed by the Oscar winning actor Fisher Stevens in his second feature film after his 'Just a Kiss', and written by Noah Haidle in his first full length feature film and Dave Weasel his first ever feature film. It is set for release in the US on January 11th 2013.

Starring: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies, Mark Margolis, Katheryn Winnick, Vanessa Ferlito, Addison Timlin, Bill Burr, Rick Gomez, Weronika Rosati, Eric Etebari, Courtney Galiano, Yorgo Constantine & Brandon Scott.

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City Island Review


Very Good
This drama feels a little contrived due to the sheer number of issues faced by one family over a short period of time. But it's so refreshingly well-acted, with lively characters and some fairly outrageous situations, that it keeps us fully engaged.

Vince and Joyce (Garcia and Margulies) have a tempestuous but loving marriage, even though Vince has a couple of very big secrets. But then so do their son and daughter (Miller and Garcia-Lorido). First up is the fact that Vince has an adult son from an earlier relationship, Tony (Strait), whom he invites to live with the family without telling anyone who Tony really is. Including Tony.

Vince is also secretly taking acting lessons, and a fellow student (Mortimer) encourages him to go for a big audition. Which might be one secret too many.

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City Island Trailer


Occasionally even close families keep secrets from one and other, the small white lies that most see as a necessary evil to keep a close bond and family dysfunctions at bay, but when these secrets inevitably come out, they cause more problems than they should.

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The Darwin Awards Review


Good
Poor Finn Taylor can't catch a break. By all reports he's the nicest guy in the world, and he typically toils for three or four years on each indie flick he directs. When they finally hit the screen they flop. His last outing, Cherish, was a bizarre story about a cop falling in love with a girl under house arrest who he's assigned to watch. I guess it wasn't bizarre enough, though. I had to reread my review of it just to fully remember what it was about. Cherish bombed with a $180,000 gross.

Four years later, Taylor drops another oddball flick on us, and the trouble is obvious before frame one. For starters, the name of the movie is The Darwin Awards, which sounds like it's going to be a documentary about those nutty people who kill themselves doing stupid things, thus earning posthumous "Darwin Awards" (as written up in a series of books of the same name) for ridding the gene pool of their DNA.

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Snakes On A Plane Review


Very Good
Snakes on a Plane arrives riding a wave of internet-generated hype and, I gather, a massive confusion of expectations. The pre-release proliferation of art, videos, songs, t-shirts, and other DIY media celebrating the film's unabashed conceptual simplicity (and fortuitous hiring of Sam Jackson in a leading, snake-busting role) indicates excitement, yes, but the nature of their devotion -- what the "fans" actually want from this movie -- remains something of a mystery. Are they hoping for an unintentionally awful cheesefest -- a big-screen, Sam Jackson-starring version of a direct-to-video feature? Or something less low-rent -- a campy but faintly self-aware horror show? Maybe an all-out self-parody in the vein of Con Air? Are the Snakes on a Plane faithful B-movie buffs or studied ironists?

Most likely the fan base features a healthy mix, which means they have a 50-50 shot at either enjoying Snakes on Plane for incorporating traces of all possible techniques, or feeling disappointed when their preferred approach gets the short shrift. Full disclosure: I couldn't describe my interest in watching Jackson fight snakes as anything but sincere.

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The Newton Boys Review


Very Good
Soon after we walked into the theater on opening night of The Newton Boys, I feared we had made a mistake. It seemed that the Leonardo's fan club had gotten lost, and instead of marching like lemmings into another screening of Titanic, these pre-ten girls had packed themselves into our cozy theater. The cries of "Oh baby" as soon as Matthew McConaughey appeared on screen, however, made me realize that they were simply looking for another cute young guy (or four) to gawk at.

The four young guys that our lovable preteens came to gawk at are McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, and Vincent D'Onofrio as Willis, Jess, Joe, and Dock Newton respectively. The Newton boys are you're stereotypical cowboys turned bank robbers who have decided that a home on the range isn't enough for them.

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Dinosaur Review


Weak
Leave it to Disney to finally come up with a family-friendly way to explore natural selection. Much like The Lion King's "Circle of Life," Dinosaur regales itself in survival of the fittest, only few people are going to be humming "Hakuna Matata" after this one.

For starters, Dinosaur is that rarest of Disney animation flicks which is not a musical. There's a thumping James Newton Howard score, but the only singing here comes from trumpeting iguanodons and brachiosaurs. The story, on the other hand, is typical Disney kiddie fare: Iguanodon Aladar (D.B. Sweeney) is orphaned as a wee dino-egg on a remote island, where he is raised, Tarzan-style, by a family of lemurs (er... okay). When a freak meteor strike blows the island away, along with much of the rest of the world, Aladar swims to the mainland with his lemur family on his back, where he meets up with the surviving herbivorous dinosaurs who have banded together to trek to "the nesting grounds," a Waterworld-style vale which hasn't been reduced to desert and ruins like, apparently, the rest of the earth. (And never mind the fallout; there is none...)

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What's Cooking? Review


OK
Indian filmmaker Gurinder Chadha's feminine feast drama What's Cooking? serves up the ingredients for a potential tasty meal, but the remaining aftertaste leaves much to be desired. In the film, Chadha (Bhaji on the Beach) concocts a multi-ethnic, estrogen-driven drama that overextends itself to hysteria. The notion of profiling a broad range of distinctive, Los Angeles-based families preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday makes for an entertaining sociological premise, but Chandra's concentration on these culturally diverse women and their loved ones feels strained and contrived. She tries gallantly to fortify this film with her brand of cinematic seasoning, but the characters come off as a bunch of overdramatic caricatures going through the prototypical TV-movie-of-the-week antics. Consequently, What's Cooking? is a flavorless fable that is as hard to swallow as a piece of tough turkey.

The film's families consist of African-American, Asian, Jewish, and Hispanic protagonists, all exaggerated characters who weave in and out of hackneyed plots. From the Jewish perspective, there's the tongue-tied matriarch Seelig (Lainie Kazan) who has an annoyingly cute way of enunciating certain words. Ma Seelig is somewhat speechless when she eventually gets to meet her daughter Rachel's (Kyra Sedgwick) lesbian lover Carla (Julianna Margulies, late of television's ER). Then there's the Spanish viewpoint where an estranged couple, the Avilas (Mercedes Ruehl and Victor Rivers), are forced to reunite upon the insistence of their adult children. There's also obvious tension when Vietnamese Jimmy Nguyen (Will Yun Lee) dares to play footsies with Hispanic Gina Avilas (Isidra Vega). And the black family the Williamses (headed up by Alfre Woodard and Dennis Haysbert) has issues as well.

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A Price Above Rubies Review


Good
Ok. When I reviewed Kundun, I reached the conclusion that I needed the raw thrill of ripping a movie to shreads in my bare hands. As almost an answer to my prayers, a movie comes along that can do just that... well, kindof. I can't really rip A Price Above Rubies, since it wasn't actually a terrible movie. Instead it was a movie that is, in my modern apotheosis of a negative utopia, a rarity: a movie neither good nor bad, the place between substance and shadow that does not quite reside in The Twilight Zone.

So I am sitting down and now pondering which to write: the good review or the bad review, each a definite possibility, and the decision is reached: heads for good, tails for bad. But alas, the coins are upstairs and I am a lazy bum. So I guess I write option C: the mediocre review. The movie really wasn't either.

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Evelyn Review


Extraordinary
I chuckled when I noticed that my preview screening for Evelyn was shown in a theater next to another theater featuring Die Another Day. At first I thought the theater was doing a tribute to Pierce Brosnan, but then I realized it was just a coincidence that he was starring in two movies at the same time in the same theater. I feared my view of Brosnan in Evelyn would be tainted because of his typecasting as the suave British spy. Much to my delight however, Brosnan effectively sheds his powerful alter-ego and turns in a warm and touching performance as an average, Irish working-class bloke in Evelyn.

Based on a true story that took place in the 1950s, Brosnan plays Desmond Doyle, a father of three young children who is left to care for the kids when his wife leaves him for another man the day after Christmas. This happens to coincide with another unsettling loss for Doyle - he's recently lost his job. Since he is unable to find work, the courts have taken his two sons and only daughter Evelyn (Sophie Vavasseur) and placed them in church run orphanages. When he finds suitable employment and tries to re-unite with his children, he finds his troubles have only just begun.

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Searching For Debra Winger Review


Good
It's either sad or interesting or -- something -- when the only man in a movie is Roger Ebert. Rosanna Arquette, tired of hearing that old aphorism that there are no good parts for women in Hollywood, takes up a video camera and records interviews with some three dozen actresses at various ages. (The title invokes Debra Winger's recent retirement and reclusiveness -- though since this film she returned to the cinema.)

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The Mists Of Avalon Review


Weak
The story of King Arthur as you've never heard it before -- long, boring, and from a woman's point of view. The Mists of Avalon, a TNT miniseries come to home video and DVD, focuses on the character of Morgan le Fey (here Morgaine, played by Julianna Margulies), sister to Arthur and enchantress in training. The film has reasonably good production values (though some of the costumes are on the cheesy side), but the performances are uninspired (and the dude cast as King Arthur is just wrong for the part) and the story is overly drawn out to its miniseries length, full of pregnant pauses, lengthy narration, and unnecessary exposition. Overall, it's just too tedious for any but the most dedicated Arthurphile, though I don't really remember the threesome scene in the original legend...

Ghost Ship Review


OK

One of the scariest, most original scream-at-the-screen style horror movies I've seen in years, "Ghost Ship" is nonetheless ruined by such an insultingly insipid cliché of an ending that the last few minutes bring it crashing back down to the level of a stale slasher sequel.

But since detailing how it's ultimately sabotaged would spoil to the rest of the picture -- which remains stomach-knotting and wild shiver-inducing -- I'm going to pretend for now that I never saw the idiotic epilogue and focus on the crackerjack chills that come before.

The story unfolds as a mercenary marine salvage tugboat, acting on a tip from an Alaskan postal pilot, comes upon a mysteriously abandoned (and eerily radar-invisible) Italian luxury liner, adrift in a remote corner of the Bering Sea 40 years after it vanished without a trace. The tug's crew, lead by salty captain Murphy (Gabriel Byrne) and daredevil jack-of-all-trades Epps (Julianna Margulies), think they've hit the shipwreck jackpot -- until they slowly realize the dark, rusting, creaking, semi-submerged hulk is haunted from mast to keel and bow to stern.

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Evelyn Review


OK

The most celebrated child custody battle in Irish history is the subject of "Evelyn," a moving but uninspired feel-good drama in which Pierce Brosnan stretches his anti-Bond acting muscles as a struggling carpenter and painter desperately fighting church and state to get his three button-cute kids out of foster care.

It seems that when the wife of Brosnan's real-life character Desmond Doyle swiped their bankbook from the coffee tin in their row-house kitchen in 1953 then disappeared with another man, the enforcers of family law ("a cozy conspiracy between the Catholic church and the Irish state") decided a single father without steady work made an unfit parent.

As the opening act of the movie unfolds, Doyle's beloved young children -- two boys and a sweet little girl whose name begot the film's title -- are dragged off to strict orphanage schools run by tyrannical nuns. Meanwhile, Brosnan kicks his character's tires, struggling for several scenes to get a bead on the guy as he looks for work, resolves to stay sober and takes on the Goliath system.

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What's Cooking? Review


OK

A talented ensemble cast brings an extremely authentic family dynamic to "What's Cooking?," a satisfying four-course cross-section of ethnic American clans gathering for their Thanksgiving dinners.

Conceived by director Gurinder Chadha as a celebration of diversity, the film opens with an ironic shot of an advertisement on the side of a Los Angeles bus featuring an airbrushed white-bread family carving a turkey. Chadha then moves inside the bus to show the rainbow of races living together in the area, then on into a grocery store, where she picks up her first story in which a young Mexican-American man (Douglas Spain) bumps into his exiled father (Victor Rivers) and invites him home for Thanksgiving dinner.

This doesn't sit too well with his mother (Mercedes Ruehl), who had kicked Rivers out after discovering he'd had an affair. But she's prepared to make the best of it as her huge family gathers for their traditional daylong holiday preparations, mixing turkey with a cornucopia of Latino delicacies.

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Stand Up Guys Movie Review

Stand Up Guys Movie Review

Frankly, if you put Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin in your movie, you...

Stand Up Guys - Trailer Trailer

Stand Up Guys - Trailer Trailer

Doc is lifelong criminal who goes to meet his best friend Val when he leaves...

City Island Movie Review

City Island Movie Review

This drama feels a little contrived due to the sheer number of issues faced by...

City Island Trailer

City Island Trailer

Occasionally even close families keep secrets from one and other, the small white lies that...

Dinosaur Movie Review

Dinosaur Movie Review

Leave it to Disney to finally come up with a family-friendly way to explore natural...

Snakes on a Plane Movie Review

Snakes on a Plane Movie Review

Snakes on a Plane arrives riding a wave of internet-generated hype and, I gather, a...

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The Newton Boys Movie Review

The Newton Boys Movie Review

Soon after we walked into the theater on opening night of The Newton Boys, I...

Dinosaur Movie Review

Dinosaur Movie Review

Leave it to Disney to finally come up with a family-friendly way to explore natural...

Ghost Ship Movie Review

Ghost Ship Movie Review

Ghost Ship opens with one of the most gruesome, gratuitous, and swiftest slaughters in recent...

Evelyn Movie Review

Evelyn Movie Review

I chuckled when I noticed that my preview screening for Evelyn was shown in a...

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