Baldwin dropped by 'The Late Show' and told Stephen Colbert how he does his acclaimed impression of Donald Trump.
The dreaded rise of Donald Trump has been a career blessing for at least one person: Hollywood star Alec Baldwin, who has grabbed headlines for his impersonations of the divisive president for the last several months on ‘Saturday Night Live’.
But now, finally, he’s revealed the secret of how he manages to so accurately pull off his impression – most notably, the so-called ‘Trump face’, which Baldwin described as “trying to suck the chrome off the fender of a car” when he dropped by ‘The Late Show’ this week.
Alec Baldwin has won great acclaim for his impression of Donald Trump on 'SNL'
Alec Baldwin has hit out at publishers for the errors and typos in his autobiography 'Nevertheless'.
After the furore between Alec Baldwin and the producers of the film 'Mini's First Time' following Alec's claims that they were not honest about the leading actress' age, the actor has lashed out at the publishers of his autobiography for their errors and typos.
Alec Baldwin snapped outside Jimmy Kimmel's studio
Alec Baldwin has set up a Facebook page to correct any errors in his new memoir 'Nevertheless' after casting his eye over the finished copy and seeing a variety of mistakes. One of them the media outlined yesterday during his spat with film producer Dana Brunetti, where he incorrectly said that he was 47 at the time of the shooting of 'Mini's First Time' and Nikki Reed was 17 - they were, in fact, 46 and 16.
Alec Baldwin insisted he didn't know Nikki Reed was a minor on the set of 'Mini's First Time'.
Alec Baldwin has caused quite the Hollywood disturbance with his newly released autobiography 'Nevertheless', in which he claims that producers of 2006 movie 'Mini's First Time' lied to him about the age of lead actress Nikki Reed with whom he engaged in an onscreen romance.
Alec Baldwin at 'The Boss Baby' premiere
The 'Saturday Night Live' actor has said in his new memoir, released on Tuesday (April 4th 2017), that he was left in the dark about the fact that Nikki Reed was a minor at the time of shooting the movie, claiming that he was only told after the shoot at which point he angrily addressed the matter with the producers who were Dana Brunetti, Kevin Spacey and Evan Astrowsky.
Alec Baldwin on his latest role
With a willingness to play just about any kind of character from comedy to horror, Alec Baldwin's career seems to have reached its climax with his impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. And this fearlessness is what led to his casting as the title character in the animated comedy The Boss Baby.
Alec Baldwin at the premiere of Boss Baby
Director Tom McGrath knew Baldwin was perfect for the role, and pitched it to him by sending a clip of an adorable baby with Baldwin's voice spewing his profane "coffee is for closers" speech from Glengarry Glen Ross.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin Loved Playing A Baby
Baldwin has been lampooning the controversial president on 'Saturday Night Live' since October 2016 - but he thinks he might retire it soon.
Alec Baldwin’s impersonations of Donald Trump on ‘SNL’ have hit the nail so precisely on the head that the new president himself has even criticised them on numerous occasions. However, the actor has hinted that he won’t be doing them for that much longer.
Baldwin’s impressions, along with those of Melissa McCarthy ripping it out of press secretary Sean Spicer, have coincided with a ratings boost for ‘Saturday Night Live’.
However, the 58 year old Hollywood star intimated to Extra in an interview on Monday (March 6th) that he’s strongly considering packing in his lampoons of the rage-tweeter-in-chief soon.
Alec Baldwin has us in stitches yet again.
Following Donald Trump's first full press conference as President-Elect, where he discussed everything from the divestment of his businesses to his sons, to allegations that he had a Russian prostitute 'pee party', 'Saturday Night Live' have recreated a few highlights with Alec Baldwin in his starring role.
'Saturday Night Live' tear into Donald Trump again
They made fun of the fact that few major stars were going to be in attendance at the inauguration. 'We've got some huge A-list actors coming like Angelina Jolie, Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Lawrence', quipped Baldwin aka Trump. 'They will all be at my inauguration courtesy of Madam Tussauds.'
The President-elect finds Alec Baldwin’s impersonation ‘unwatchable’.
But not everyone was laughing, as once again the real Donald Trump took to Twitter to voice his disproval over Baldwin's performance.
We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Donald Trump confronted Alec Baldwin online about the comedian's portrayal of him on 'Saturday Night Live', after he returned to the second show since the election. Naturally, Baldwin clapped back with the most cutting response ever. We doubt 'SNL' are even going to try and go easy on him now.
Donald Trump requests 'equal time' from SNL
The president-elect confessed that he saw 'Saturday Night Live' at the weekend, and blasted it for the 'biased' skits. He then had the nerve to request 'equal time', which means that broadcasters must present political candidates equal opportunities if they so request it. A fair request were the election not over.
Warren Beatty writes, directs and stars in the new movie Rules Don't Apply.
Marla Mabrey could be the next talk of the town, having already made a name for herself by being named the local beauty queen in the small town she grew up in, much bigger things await the brunette beauty. Hollywood is on her doorstep and with a little luck she's about to become one of the biggest actresses the town knows.
The year is 1958 and Marla is accompanied to the city by her mother having grown up in a strict Baptist environment, some people might judge Marla as being a little frigid, especially as the city is just on the brink of a feminist uprising. She doesn't drink, smoke or believe in premarital sex but the city might just loosen Marla up and introduce her to a few vices she never thought she'd take up.
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Baldwin’s Trump faced off against Kate McKinnon's Hillary Clinton in a recreation of the first presidential debate.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin Makes His 'SNL' Debut As Donald Trump
The couple welcomed another baby boy, Leonardo, into the world on Monday.
Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria have welcomed the latest addition to their rapidly expanding family, newborn son Leonardo Baldwin, who arrived on Monday this week (September 12th).
32 year old Hilaria has been busy on social media showing off pictures and clips of the new baby, uploading a video to Instagram of their three year old daughter Carmen holding her new sibling and singing to him – with her younger brother Rafael also there but not in the clip.
Continue reading: Alec And Hilaria Baldwin Welcome Third Child
He and Hilaria are pregnant for the third time.
It's been less than a year since Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria welcomed their gorgeous first baby boy and third child into the world, but the pair have just revealed that they are expecting yet another one in the coming months. The couple are clearly thoroughly excited about it.
Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin have another baby on the way
32-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas Baldwin took to Instagram on Wednesday (March 9th 2016) to share the happy news with her followers, revealing that she and Alec are to bring another son into their ever-expanding family. It's been just 9 months since she gave birth to her second child Rafael.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin To Welcome Yet Another Son This Fall
Dr. Bennet Omalu is a pathologist who loves his job and, in many ways, the patients that he looks after. His methods are his own but they work for him and he's very successful at his job. When ex-American Football star Mike Webster turns up on his morticians table, Omalu treats his body just like he would any other. What isn't initially known to Omalu is that after years of playing professional football Webster had become something of a recluse whilst suffering with Dementia and depression.
Bennet's initial findings with the late Mr Webber is that he died of cardiac arrest, but unhappy with this conclusion, the pathologist begins to dig deeper. Looking at every possible outcome, Bennet beings to study the brain of the ex-footballer and what he discovers is a new disease that hasn't been seen before.
Before this point, people knew about a condition called Punch Drunk, a disorder often associated with contact sport such as boxing, but up until Dr. Bennet Omalu's discovery the disorder hadn't been seen as a physical effect.
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The 19 year old model was rushed to hospital on Thursday.
Ireland Baldwin has provided an update on her medical condition and thanked fans for their concern as she continues to recover from appendicitis. The daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger was rushed to hospital on Thursday after complaining of severe stomach pains which were later diagnosed as appendicitis.
Ireland has thanked fans for their concern after her hospital drama.
Baldwin shared a picture of herself in hospital sitting in a wheelchair looking glum with the caption, “appendicitis swag thanks for all of your concern (sic).”
On the outside, Alice Howland appears to have an idyllic life. A beautiful family life with a husband and three older children, and a job that has provided her with such joy over the years. She's a linguistics professor, well respected for her knowledge of the world of language. However, soon she finds herself forgetting even the simplest of words and decides to get checked out by a doctor to see what might be wrong with her. On discovering that she has been diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, she finds herself struggling to deal with the idea of losing out on the rest of her career, being so highly respected in her field. She starts to drift further and further from her own identity, forgetting who she has become with the knowledge that it's only going to get worse.
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It has been a violent week in showbiz, with aggression from Alec Baldwin, Justin Bieber and the Solange/Jay Z camps.
Cannes Panning: We'd love to say we were starting the round-up on a high with the Cannes Film Festival but unfortunately for new royal biopic Grace of Monaco, there is no good news to be found. The Nicole Kidman-starring true story dramatization has been almost universally crushed by Cannes critics who found the acting wooden, the script trite and the entire picture worse than the much-slated Diana pic. You can watch the trailer here though - it's worth it for the beautiful costumes and idyllic tax-haven setting.
Baldwin Busted: Alec Baldwin should probably sneak off to some meditation resort in the mountains for the next few months until this latest debacle blows over. The hot-headed actor and TV host, who is known for his many altercations with paps, had a run-in with police this week when he was caught riding his bicycle the wrong way down a busy New York street and flew into a rage when the cops asked to see his ID. It didn't end well for the 30 Rock star: read about all the drama here.
Continue reading: A Week In News: Batman Revealed, Baldwin Busted, An Elevator Bust-Up
The actor and TV host has been slammed for his belligerent attitude towards cops who arrested him.
Alec Baldwin has been slammed by the NYPD Hispanic Society after he was caught riding his bicycle the wrong way down a road and threw a tantrum. The actor and TV star was stopped by two female Latin American police officers on Tuesday but was arrested and issues two summonses after he allegedly became aggressive.
Alec Baldwin Has Been Lambasted By Representatives From The NYPD For His Boorish Behaviour.
According to reports, Baldwin flew into a rage when the cops asked to see his ID, which he didn't have on him at the time, and was therefore taken into custody. "Police stated that he got belligerent and started arguing with them and using profanity," Deputy Chief Kim Y. Royster explained.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin Scolded By NYPD Hispanic Society After Bike Arrest Fury
The 56 year-old actor was taken away in handcuffs for disorderly conduct after the NYPD stopped him for biking against traffic.
Alec Baldwin was arrested in New York City on Tuesday (May 13th) for cycling on the wrong side of traffic.
The outspoken actor was pulled over by the NYPD at the corner of 16th Street and Fifth Avenue at 10:15 a.m., but he was not at all happy about it.
In Touch were first to report the incident due to an insider confirming to the magazine, "[Baldwin] was riding his bike the wrong way and didn't have ID on him."
The actor and TV star has been taken into custody after disorderly conduct.
Alec Baldwin was stopped by police in New York City for a cycling violation but things soon turned nasty when he allegedly became aggressive towards police, according to CNN. The TV star was snapped having been handcuffed by two officers with his bicycle leading against their patrol car.
Alec Baldwin Has Been Arrested After Cycling The Wrong Way In New York.
Baldwin was issued two summonses: one for riding his bike against the flow of traffic on busy Fifth Avenue and 16th Street and the other for disorderly conduct when he allegedly became angry and started shouting at the cops when they asked him for ID.
Last night's 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' episode was pretty unmissable.
Last night's episode of Law & Order: SVU was big news for the NBC drama: not only was Alec Baldwin welcomed as a larger than life reporter, but Mariska Hargitay, AKA Sgt. Olivia Benson, made her directorial debut. "Honored & humbled to have my name added to a long list of #SVU directors who have taught & inspired me over the years #grateful" tweeted Hargitay, who was greeted by praise and admiration.
Alec Baldwin Made His 'Law * Order: SVU' Debut Last Night.
Nowadays the show, which is chugging through its fifteenth season, rarely makes the headlines unless one of its plotlines closely echoes a very big real life case. Last night's episode was the exception though, generating two Twitter hashtags: "#MariskaDirects" and "#BaldwinOnSVU." Baldwin's arrival was especially big new because the former MSNBC host, who had his show dropped, announced in February that he was leaving the public eye.
Last night's episode saw him as a less-than-pleasant journalist on the show.
Then Alec Baldwin said he was retiring from the biz in that affected, woe-is-me letter recently, he obviously didn’t mean it literally. The actor returned this week in a minor role on Law & Order SVU, doing what he does best – being a jerk. Playing. Playing a jerk that is. Baldwin joined the SVU team (or rather, got in their way) as an over-eager, overly intrusive New York Ledger columnist who publishes inflammatory articles about a rape case being investigated by the SVU team.
Alec Baldwin seemed to declare a hiatus from the biz recently, but he's back with a vengeance.
The episode kicks off with Jimmy MacArthur (Baldwin) shadowing Sgt. Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) for a profile. In the process, he manages to alienate a rape victim by questioning her story (it turns out that her rape was not motivated by her religion as the victim claimed) and publish a story, declaring the whole thing a “hoax”. Classy move, that one.
After Alec Baldwin stated, "I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," NBC has announced that he will be playing a newspaper columnist in an episode of 'Law & Order: SVU'
Despite adamantly stating he hated everything about the media, Alec Baldwin will play a newsman in an episode of the NBC Drama.
The network announced on Tuesday (Feb 25th) that Baldwin will star in the episode an 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,' as a New York newspaper columnist, the Associated Press reports.
The 55 year-old's character is thought to be controversial as he accuses the police of improperly investigating a rape case which could be a hate crime.
Genevieve Sabourin, the woman convicted for stalking '30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin, talks to paparazzi as she leaves the District Attorney's Office in New York City after being sentenced to spend six months in jail.
Ronan, a human rights activist and journalist, is said to be in discussions with the network over fronting his own show
Ronan Farrow, the only biological child of Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, looks like he may be joining MSNBC's weekend line-up with his very own show. Farrow, a journalist and human rights activist, is said to be in advanced talks with the usually-liberal network over a show in which he will address various human rights concerns and other political concerns. He probably won't be discussing the week's hottest gossip though, like whether his father might actually be Frank Sinatra.
Initially reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be Farrow's first real leap into television, although he has appeared on MSNBC and CNN's programs in the past. The 25-year-old isn't being handed the job just because of his famous name either, as Ronan has a rich history of journalistic duties and charitable work behind him. Most recently, Farrow has worked for President Obama's foreign policy department as well as at the State Department, where he founded the Office of Global Youth Issues. He also served as an advisor to Hilary Clinton during the Arab Spring uprising.
Much like his mother, Ronan has long been a staunch campaigner for the protection of children caught in conflict, and despite his young age, has developed an impressive resume of charitable pursuits and work within various non-governmental organisations, in addition to his work with Obama and Clinton. He has addressed the ongoing AIDs pandemic in Africa and the genocide in Darfur and is a published journalist, writing on the subject of human rights for The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune and The Atlantic.
With a riveting performance, Cate Blanchett creates one of Woody Allen's most memorable movie characters in years. And it's also the writer-director's strongest film in recent memory, as it balances comedy and drama in an engaging story that has a kick of resonance as it explores fall-out from the current economical recession.
Blanchett is Jasmine, a New York socialite who has fallen from grace after her husband Hal (Baldwin) lost control of his dodgy financial empire. So Jasmine is forced to move across the country to live with her sister Ginger (Hawkins) in San Francisco. Although she misses her high-society lifestyle, Jasmine gets on with things, finding a job with a local dentist (Stuhlbarg) and a flicker of romance with a rising-star politician (Sarsgaard). But living in Ginger's small apartment with her two kids and her blue-collar boyfriend Chili (Cannavale) takes its toll. And while smoothing the edges with alcohol and Xanax, Jasmine begins to lie to herself and others about her past.
All of the characters here are jaggedly complex, interacting with hilariously observant dialog as their relationships get increasingly messy. But while Jasmine is snobby and prickly, Blanchett also reveals her fragility as she tries to get back on her feet. And Hawkins is just as revelatory as the tenacious and much more generous Ginger. The men around them are just as complicated: Cannavale is hot-tempered but charming, Sarsgaard is kind but a bit slippery, Baldwin is charismatic and over-confident. No one fits into a simple box, which keeps us on our toes and lets the characters worm their way deep under the skin.
Continue reading: Blue Jasmine Review
49 films and counting for the big-screen stalwart.
The legendary filmmaker Woody Allen is set to have his achievements and influence recognized as the organisers of the Golden Globe Awards have announced that the director will receive the 2014 Cecil B DeMille Award. Come the 71st annual Golden Globe ceremony on January 12, a special tribute to the 77-year-old will be paid.
(Left to right) Cate Blanchett, Max Casella Bobby Cannavale and Sally Hughes star in Blue Jasmine
"There is no one more worthy," said awards organiser Theo Kingma. Allen might be looking at an awards-laden winter. His 49th movie, Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, is an outsider for a Best Picture award, while the Best Director category is still wide open. Allen, though, is more likely to receive a Best Screenplay for his drama, which also stars Alec Baldwin.
Continue reading: Honorary Golden Globe For Woody Allen, For Contribution To Filmmaking
The rumours are true and Alec Baldwin will begin his hosting duties for a new chat show in October
After weeks of speculation, it turns out that actor Alec Baldwin will be getting his very own chat show after all. It emerged this week that the new father has been handed a deal to front his own chat show by MSNBC, one that will follow a similar vein to that of his podcast series for WNYC.
Alec will begin hosting duties on his new show next month
The network announced on Thursday, 5 Septmeber, that Baldwin had been given his own show starting next month. The chat show, called Up Late With Alec Baldwin, will be aired on Friday nights at 10 p.m. and will follow a similar kind of format that his successful Here's the Thing podcasts have done. Having honed his interviewing skills since 2011, both he and the network are confident that the show will be a success, and will see Baldwin sit down with a host of important and chat-worthy guests.
The actor has his eye on a Friday night slot.
Alec Baldwin will host his own late night talkshow on channel MSNBC starting from October. If that's not enough time for you to get to grips with the idea of the 30 Rock actor beaming into homes next month then here's the low-down: Up Late With Alec Baldwin will feature the actor's take on current events and arts and culture, reports Parade.
Prepare To Be Seeing A Lot More Of Baldwin From October.
Baldwin's show will be a fresh new direction for MSNBC's Friday night programming, with only docuseries such as Locked Up showing at the moment. With Lawrence O'Donnell hosting the 10-11pm slot on a Monday to Thursaday, there was a welcome space to fit in a new talkshow on a Friday night.
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin Plans To Host Late Night MSNBC Talkshow From October
Alec Baldwin is to become an anchor for late night talk show on MSNBC discussing current events and culture.
Its official, Alec Baldwin has signed up to host a late night talk show discussing culture as well as giving his own insights into current affairs.
The '30 Rock' star, who is known for his candid personality and erratic behaviour has joined forces with MSNBC to form 'Up Late with Alec Baldwin' which will start on Fridays at 10pm in October.
Baldwin isn't new to the hosting game, since 2011 he has been hosting a podcast called 'Here's The Thing' on WNYC, where he has interviewed several political and iconic figures. After the network announced the new show, Baldwin released a statement saying "After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented, and engaging people in every imaginable field," he also expressed gratitude towards the cable TV channel, "I'm grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television".
Continue reading: Late Night Talk Show To Be Hosted By…Alec Baldwin?
The outspoken star will be... speaking, to other stars!
Alec Baldwin is becoming as known for his extravagant actions and diva-like behavior as he is for his acting talents. So, in a move that can only be described as a masterstroke from, MSNBC, the 30 Rock star is getting his own talk show: Up Late With Alec Baldwin will start airing on Fridays at 10 p.m. in October.
"After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented, and engaging people in every imaginable field," the actor said in a statement. "I'm grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television."
From being kicked off a plane for playing Words with Friends – swearing at crewmembers when he was told to turn his phone off – to his spat with Shia LeBeouf on the play Orphens, Baldwin has developed a cult following in the entertainment world. This is also partly to do with his fantastic acting work, but it’s also a lot to do with his funny confrontations.
Continue reading: This Ought To Be Good - Alex Baldwin Gets His Own Chat Show
Alec Baldwin interviewing celebrities sounds like a perfectly good talk show idea.
Alec Baldwin’s own talk show on NBC? What could be better? The network made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, less than two weeks after the birth of the actor's daughter, Carmen Gabriela. It’s a good time to be Alec Baldwin right now. The new MSNBC project does seem like a good match, with the relationship between Baldwin and the network spanning all seven seasons of the now cancelled 30 Rock, not to mention Baldwin’s work with Saturday Night Live, which includes sixteen hosting gigs and too many sketches and cameos to count.
The newly-minted father of two is already diving back into work.
The new project is going in a slightly different direction, however. Instead of doing comedy, Baldwin will host what the network describes as a “current events and culture talk show.” The actor does have some experience in the field, having hosted a similar podcast on WNYC since 2011. On it, he has interviewed public figures from athletes to policy-makers. It looks like NBC drafting him for a similar format was a pretty safe bet on their part.
Why didn't he just sit down? We'll probably never know
A lesson to all you rebels out there: you can mess about and disobey orders most of the time, but you can’t do it on a place or you’ll be ejected. That’s what happened to Soulja Boy, whose antics meant he couldn't reach his destination.
We don’t mean ejected like Mission:Impossible ejected, we mean ejected like movie theatre ejected, even though the former would have been a much cooler story. Stories involved parachutes are always cooler.
But here’s what happened: there’s a bit before you take off – you’ll all probably know it well – where the flight attendants ensure that you’re sitting down and fastened up tight. The plane is about to take off into the air, so they want to make sure people are safe. Soulja Boy didn’t care, he refused to partner bum with seat, and you know what happened next.
Continue reading: Sit Down Soulja Boy, No? Okay - Get Off The Plane!
James Gandolfini was best known for his performances as Tony Soprano, though his career on stage should not be forgotten.
Broadway will dim its lights on Wednesday (June 26, 2013) in tribute to actor James Gandolfini, the Tony award nominee who died in Italy last week aged 51. The Broadway League announced that theatre marquees will go dark for one minute at 8pm, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Gandolfini was best known for playing New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos - considered the greatest television drama of all time - though he also excelled on the stage. In 2009, the actor earned a best actor Tony Award nod for his role in Yasmina Reza's comedy God of Carnage, which he produced two years later at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. Previously, Gandolfini had appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire (1992) opposite Jessica Lange and a youthful Alec Baldwin.
"Whether on screen or on a Broadway stage, [Gandolfini] made every role believable and seemingly effortless," Charlotte St. Martin, the Broadway League's executive director, said in a statement.
Continue reading: Lights Go Out On Broadway For James Gandolfini
Jasmine is an aristocratic New York housewife whose luxurious lifestyle and marriage to the wealthy Hal has been snatched away from her leaving her with quite literally nothing but the clothes on her back. She is forced to fly to San Francisco to move in with her sister Ginger whose apartment is well below her usual standards, as is her boyfriend Chili who is equally as resentful of Jasmine. It doesn't take long before Jasmine starts to plummet emotionally and mentally and only just manages to keep herself sane with several handfuls of anti-depressants a day. In a bid to get her life back on track, she takes a job as a dental receptionist while pursuing a career in interior design. Suffering from a serious breakdown, things are looking dark for Jasmine's future, but do things begin to look up when she meets the sophisticated Dwight?
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Does 'Orphans' manage to get by without Shia LaBeouf?
The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's 'Orphans' starring Alec Baldwin, opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Thursday evening (April 18, 2013), after a chaotic build-up that saw lead star Shia LaBeouf walk out of rehearsals. The play follows two orphaned brothers living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. The eldest (originally played by Shia, now by Ben Foster) supports his younger sibling (Tom Sturridge) by stealing before kidnapping a rich old man (Baldwin) who becomes the father figure the boys never had.
Alec Baldwin [L] and Tom Sturridge [R] Star in Orphans On Broadway
LaBeouf departed after a highly publicized disagreement with Alec Baldwin, with private emails making their way online. "I can tell you that, in all honesty, I don't think he's in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn't," Baldwin told Vulture.com afterwards. However, the Transformers actor showed up on the front row for the previews at the end of March and led a resounding standing ovation when it finished.
Continue reading: Does Broadway's 'Orphans' Work Without Shia LaBeouf? [Pictures]
Alec Baldwin could be new late night host for NBC, report suggests
Alec Baldwin could be in the running to become a new star for NBC’s late night programming, according to a report from the New York Times. Baldwin’s already got a decent relationship with the network, following his successful stint in the popular comedy series ’30 Rock,’ which landed him with two Best Actor in a Comedy Emmy Awards. Additionally, he’s got form when it comes to interviewing, with his WNYC radio podcast, Here’s The Thing, in which he interviewed the likes of David Letterman, Billy Joel, Kristen Wiig, Chris Rock, Lena Dunham.
The late night line-up for NBC looks be in the middle of a massive refurb right now. Last week, the announcement came that Jimmy Fallon would be leaving his Late Night show and taking over from Jay Leno on the Tonight Show. Speculation over who will replace Fallon is rife and NYT suggest that “the mutual interest between Mr. Baldwin and NBC about opening a late-night spot for the actor could result in three new late-night hosts for NBC.”
Baldwin has long been considered a quality guest on late night TV chat shows; is this time for the tables to finally be turned and for Baldwin to take up the mantle as a regular late night chat show host? He might have to get used to the paparazzi though, which he didn;t seem so happy about at his recent visit to The Late Show. Baldwin + Paparazzi hasn;t been a terribly successful combination of late though...
Continue reading: NBC In Talks With Alec Baldwin For Late Night Chat Slot
We've known for a while that Miley Cyrus has a soft spot for horses, so the latest cause proposed by her mom was right up Miley's alley.
There’s never a shortage of causes for celebs to rally behind and Miley Cyrus’s latest pet project probably won’t come as a surprise.
Yesterday, after a flurry of tweets in her horse onesie, the Can’t Be Tamed singer voiced her support for a petition to ban all horse-drawn carriages in New York. Miley tweeted a link to the petition online, at the suggestion of her mother, who was the first to get behind the ban. "Miley grew up around animals and with all our horses growing up, so she is very passionate about protecting all animals," mom Tish Cyrus explained for E!News. It made sense then, to try and use Miley’s enormous fan base to raise support for the petition.
And it worked! A spokeswoman for New Yorkers for Clean, Livable & Safe Streets, the organization behind the proposed ban, the organization behind the petition, has said that the 100 000 signature goal was “shattered”, largely because of the Cyrus family’s endorsement.
Continue reading: Tish And Miley Cyrus Rally Over Twitter To Save The Horses
'30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin and his yoga instructor wife Hilaria Baldwin are spotted arriving for their appearances on 'The Late Show with David Letterman'. Alec ignores the awaiting paparazzi and goes straight inside while Hilaria waves cheerfully but follows suit.
Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway play Orphans over creative differences with Alec Baldwin
Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway play after a week of rehearsals? We can’t say we’re too surprised. The actor was to play Treat in a revival of Lyle Kessler’s 1983 play Orphans, however, it appears he ran into difficulties with co-star Alec Baldwin, who himself has had a rough week after being accused of racist slurs by the New York Post. It’s bad news for LaBeouf fans who had already snapped up tickets for the Transformers star’s Broadway debut when they were made available two days ago, though the nature of his exit looks complex.
On Wednesday, LaBeouf – who allegedly dropped acid for his turn in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman - took to Twitter to post a series of emails to and from members of the creative team. One from the director Daniel Sullivan appears to hint at artistic tensions between LaBeouf and Baldwin, both hot-headed yet talented performers. “I'm too old for disagreeable situations,” Sullivan wrote, “You're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it.” Sullivan appears to suggest Shia tried to dissuade him from putting him in the production, saying, “This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn't get it.”
In an email to both Baldwin and Sullivan, LaBeouf apologizes for his role in the situation, saying, “A man can tell you that he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to. He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologise, even if it's just to put an end to the bickering.” The correspondence paints a picture of a tense and frosty atmosphere on the set of the play, which is set to open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in the spring. The production’s official website still features a banner with Baldwin, LaBeouf and the British actor Tom Sturridge.
Alec Baldwin Is Alleged To Have Used Racist Language To A New York Post Photographer
The New York Police Department's Hate Crime Task Force has launched an investigation into Alec Baldwin's recent outburst at a New York Post photographer. The snapper was called to a downtown station where he was interviewed about an alleged racially charged run-in with Baldwin outside the actor's East Village apartment building on Sunday (February 17, 2013). Photographer G.N Miller, a retired NYPD detective, told cops that the 30 Rock star called him a "coon," "a crackhead" and a "drug dealer."
Baldwin reportedly made the comments after telling reporter Tara Palmeri, "I want you to choke to death." The journalist had approached him while he was walking his dog to ask about the lawsuit against his wife Hilaria Thomas. "He said some foul s--t about my mom," Miller said. "He kept calling me a name, coon." Baldwin rejected the claim that Miller is a former police officer on Twitter, telling followers, "Moments after I tweet about the Post, Ralston, the ex-crackhead 'photographer' shows up at my door w 1 of Murdoch's nieces in tow," adding, "Ralston claims he's ex NYPD!! That can't be!!! Ex NYPD don't become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!" It's unclear why Baldwin referred to Miller as "Ralston," though he has already filed a complaint with police alleging that the photographer "pushed into him", during the incident.
State Senator Malcolm Smith has called on Hollywood to blacklist the actor, "If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help," Smith said. "In today's modern age, it's a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race, religion or origin."
Alec Baldwin has found himself on the receiving end of a Hate Crime investigation in New York, after allegedly hurling racist abuse at a paparazzi photographer working for the New York Post. According to a report from the publication, Baldwin made a number of offensive remarks to the photographer, GN Miller and the accompanying reporter Tara Palmeri. Baldwin reportedly referred to Miller as a “coon,” a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer.”
The NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force have now been called onto the case to investigate the incident, about the alleged race-hate crime, which happened outside of Baldwin’s East Village apartment that he shares with his pregnant wife Hilaria. According to the report, Baldwin’s offensive language wasn’t simply confined to that of a racist nature. He told Palmeri “I want to choke you to death” and told Miller “suck my d**k.” The comments were captured on Palmeri’s Dictaphone. Baldwin also filed his own complaint with the police, claiming that Miller had pushed him during the incident. Sources told the New York Post that the charges are being taken very seriously and that Baldwin could face charges if investigators find enough evidence.
Baldwin commented on the incident on his Twitter page, the New Post report, but say that the tweets have since been deleted. It apparently read “Moments after I tweet about the Post, Ralston, the ex-crackhead ‘photographer’ shows up at my door w 1 of Murdoch’s nieces in tow.” Another read “Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!” It is currently unclear why Baldwin referred to him as Ralston.
Continue reading: Hate Crime Police Investigate Alec Baldwin's Alleged Racist Rant
Great news for Alec Baldwin and his new wife Hilaria Thomas Baldwin! They’re expecting their first child together! Lovely stuff.
A rep confirmed the news to Reuters, though was shy on the details, refusing to comment on when the due date was. However, the pair have been giving some thoughts on the pregnancy to US TV Show Extra. “If I really shared with you how I felt, I would probably burst out crying," 30 Rock star Baldwin said. His wife works as a correspondent for the show, and also commented "It was a surprise, a wonderful surprise. Now I'm showing and it's getting to be much more, like, 'Oh, my God, this is actually going to happen'."
Baldwin already has one child from his previous marriage to Kim Bassinger, daughter Ireland, who was born in 1995. Bassinger and Baldwin were married for nine years between 1993 and 2002, just long enough for them to feature on a classic episode of The Simpsons as themselves, where they hide away on the outskirts of Springfield to avoid the public eye. The actor will have plenty of time to help his new wife through her pregnancy, given that 30 Rock finally came to a close recently after a hugely successful six year run.
Shut it down. That was exactly what 30 Rock did on Thursday, but Liz, Jack and the entire crew definitely went down in style. We’ll try not to spoil any major bits of the most anticipated TV event of 2013 for you, but let’s just say that all of the loose ends were neatly wrapped up – or most of them anyway. We never did learn what Kenneth’s creepy secret was – and he really does have one. Our money is on alien, but now we’ll never know. Liz and Jack’s longstanding friendship had probably the best possible farewell, paying tribute to one of the most entertaining on-screen dynamics of the last decade. Not to mention one of the best written – despite playing off of each other for seven years, the 30 Rock writers have always been clear that this particular pair will never slip into the will-they-won’t-they cliché.
Continue reading: We Can Have It All: Farewell To 30 Rock
Ben Affleck has responded to speculation that he is considering running for Senate, providing John Kerry's seat opens up. Several names have been mentioned for the possible vacancy including Scott Brown and Mike Capuano, though Democrat Affleck has also been linked with a run. He would need 10,000 certified signatures to enter the race, and didn't exactly deny the rumors when quizzed by CBS' Bob Schieffer this week.
Kerry's position in the Senate would open up should he become Secretary of State, and Affleck said, "One never knows. I'm not one to get into conjecture," when asked whether he would be interested in the job. The Argo director added, "I do have a great fondness and admiration for the political process in this country. It's a big deal for me to come down here and be on your show that I've watched so much, but I'm not going to get into speculation about my political future." Numerous celebrities, including George Clooney and Alec Baldwin have hinted at political aspirations, though Affleck would arguably be the most popular of the three should he run as a Democrat. The Hollywood star has long campaigned for charitable causes, and founded the Eastern Congo Initiative in a bid to improve conditions in the country. "I like to be involved. Right now, I'm really happy being involved from the outside in government, advocating for the Congolese, taking this movie that I've made 'Argo' and it's really become a springboard for dialogue about our relationship with Iran, which is, as Hillary Clinton said, the most pressing foreign policy issue today. So, I've got a lot on my plate," he said before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday (December 19, 2012).
Affleck's Argo is up for Best Motion Picture (Drama) at the Golden Globes this year. It is considered a frontrunner for Best Picture at the Oscars.
Yesterday it was unveiled that actor Stephen Baldwin owes $350,000 in unpaid income taxes and penalties from 2008-2010 and was arrested for the debt. Today his brother, fellow actor Alec Baldwin has spoken in his defence.
"I don't think he's going to go to jail, I know that he's in a negotiated settlement... This was all prearranged with the D.A. for him to go in and make an appearance." He said, CNN reported, adding scathing comments about the papparazzi who plague all the Baldwin brothers, "My attitude is that the business would be infinitely better if all of them were gone... If I could press a button tomorrow and flush them all down some swirling sewer vortex I would do it."
Likewise, the man who's paid to speak in Stephen's defence, his lawyer, said "Mr. Baldwin did not commit any crimes, and he's working with the district attorney's office and the New York State Tax Department to resolve any differences."
Continue reading: Alec Baldwin Sheds Light On Stephen Baldwin's Arrest
Vividly colourful details in the animation and script bring mythical characters to life in ways that are thoroughly engaging as this riotous action-comedy soars through its epic story. It's a bit frantic, barely pausing to let us admire the artistry, but it's a lively thrill-ride of a movie that will keep both adults and kids on the edge of their seats.
Jack Frost (Pine) is a lonely boy no one else can see, so he has no idea why he exists at all. He fills time creating snowy-icy mischief to make children laugh, and feels out of his depth when he is summoned by the Guardians of childhood: burly Russian Father Christmas (Baldwin), tough-talking Aussie Easter Bunny (Jackman), fluttering Tooth Fairy (Fisher) and wordless Sandman. They need him to help them defeat Pitch (Law), a boogeyman who is replacing children's imaginations with nasty nightmares in an effort to get them to believe only in him. So while Jack works out a plan to get rid of Pitch, he also needs to figure out if he belongs with the Guardians.
Screenwriter Lindsay-Abaire and the animation team have a lot of fun with the characters, which are loosely based on the William Joyce novels. Each person is fully formed, with terrific vocal work from gifted actors who pack their characters with personality, especially Baldwin and Jackman. So their interaction zings with attitude even as the imagery bursts with hilarious details. Since the story is centred on Jack, he's the one who carries us through, and he's an engaging reluctant hero in the vein of Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins. Watching him discover his own inner skills is often exhilarating.
Continue reading: Rise Of The Guardians Review
The cast of The Rise Of The Guardians were out in force at the AFI Festival last night (November 4, 2012) as the film made its long awaited premiere debut in Hollywood. Though there are many big screenings taking places across the festival's eight days, plenty of attention has been placed on the forthcoming 3D computer-animated fantasy-adventure film which, in addition to the attending Alec Baldwin, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Nancy Bernstein, Peter Ramsey and Christina Steinberg, also stars Hugh Jackman and Jude Law.
Ashton Kutcher has been named TV’s highest paid actor. The Two and a Half Men star may have disgraced himself in the celebrity gossip world, by allegedly cheating on his partner Demi Moore, but in the world of television, he’s still hot property and commands a staggering fee for his appearances in the show.
According to Forbes’ annual survey of the highest paid television actors, Kutcher earned $24 million between May 2011 and May 2012. His predecessor on Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen (who left the show in a pretty dramatic fashion after suffering what appeared to be some kind of mental breakdown) did not even make the Top 10. That said, when Sheen was at the top of his game, he out-classed Kutcher significantly, with earnings of $40 million. Sheen wasn’t the only big name star to mysteriously disappear from the Top 10 though. Steve Carell, who proved to be a massive hit on the small screen with the US adaptation of Ricky Gervais’ The Office, also dropped off the list.
Snapping at Kutcher’s heels at the top of the list was Hugh Laurie, who ranked second with $18 million, largely for his role in House. Ray Romano earned an equal amount, and still appears to be raking it in with re-runs of his classic Everybody Loves Raymond comedy. Alec Baldwin’s in next with $15 million, still charming TV audiences with his role in 30 Rock.
Baldwin plays an architect who returns to his student stomping grounds and meets Jack (Eisenberg), who seems to be living his old life, even as he falls for a friend (Page) of his girlfriend (Gerwig). Meanwhile, there's Leopoldo (Benigni), a dull businessman who suddenly becomes a celebrity for no reason he can see, is pursued everywhere by the paparazzi and starts to enjoy the high life. Across town, Jerry and Phyllis (Allen and Davis) arrive to meet the fiance (Parenti) of their daughter (Pill). Then Jerry pushes a future in-law (Armiliato) into becoming the latest opera sensation. Finally, a young couple arrives from the country to start a new life in the city, but the husband (Tiberi) ends up having a farcical day out with a sexy prostitute (Cruz) while the wife (Mastronardi) meets her favourite actor (Albanese).
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Small-town girl Sherrie (Hough) takes the bus to 1987 Hollywood to become a rock star. There she meets Drew (Boneta), who has the same dream and works in the famed Bourbon Room on the Sunset Strip. He convinces the owner (Baldwin) to hire her as a barmaid just as diva-rocker Stacee Jaxx (Cruise) comes to play a major gig. Buzzing around him are a Rolling Stone journalist (Akerman) wanting an interview and a right-winger (Zeta-Jones) trying to protect the children from the evils of rock-n-roll.
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A young girl, Luli, from a small town hitchhikes to Vegas with her father's pistol in an attempt to escape the abuse from her alcoholic parents. On the way, Luli meets Eddie - an unhinged man in a Stetson with dubious intentions - and Glenda, a red-headed druggie on the run. With the simple plan of finding a "sugar daddy", Luli gets into much more hostile situations than she bargained for.
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Woody Allen takes us on a romp around yet another beautiful European city with his latest film To Rome With Love. Set in one of the most beautiful and romantic cites in the world (unsurprisingly) Rome, the film is broken down into four parts and the tale follows the escapades and relationships of holiday makers and local residents alike, each story individually unravels and gives us a glimpse into their -generally complicated & quirky- lives.
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The latest trailer for the upcoming Rock of Ages movie adaption gives us much more to contemplate as the June 15th release date draws ever closer. The upcoming musical comedy features hits from the likes of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake to name but a few.
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British actors Julie Christie and Daniel Day-Lewis have won the top acting prizes at the Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) awards.
While Christie took the best actress gong for her acclaimed portrayal of a woman facing dementia in Sarah Polley's Away From Her, Day-Lewis was rewarded for his stunning role as an amoral oil prospector in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood.
Though the awards season has been jeopardised by the ongoing industrial action by the Writers' Guild of America (WGA), the SAG awards were held without a hitch after an interim agreement was signed between the two unions, allowing acting talent to attend the ceremony without having to cross picket lines.
Christie - who is nominated for the best actress Academy award for her part in Away From Her - paid tribute to the SAG, adding to The Associated Press: "It's lovely to receive an award from your own union, especially at a time when we're being so forcefully reminded how important unions are."
And Day-Lewis dedicated his award to the late Heath Ledger, who was tragically found dead in his New York apartment last week.
"In Brokeback Mountain he was unique, he was perfect," Day-Lewis said while accepting his trophy.
"That scene in the trailer at the end of the film is as moving as anything I think I've ever seen."
The 50-year-old added backstage that he had never met Ledger but had been profoundly affected by the actor's death.
"I thought he was beautiful. I just had a very strong feeling I would have liked him very much as a man," he said. "I admired him very much. I'm absolutely certain he would have done many wonderful things in his life."
Javier Bardem took the best supporting actor prize for his role as psychotic killer Anton Chigurh in the Coen Brothers' No Country For Old Men, which also won the award for outstanding cast in a motion picture.
With The Sopranos finally coming to an end, leads James Gandolfini and Edie Falco claimed the best actor and best actress prizes for TV dramas, while Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey, the stars of NBC's 30 Rock, took the comedy equivalents.
And another NBC series, The Office - an adaptation of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's Golden Globe-winning sitcom - won the award for best cast in a comedy programme.
Continue reading: Brits Julie Christie And Daniel Day-lewis Take Sag Awards
The Departed is based on the Hong Kong blockbuster Infernal Affairs, in which a cop goes undercover in the mob while the mob places one of their own as a mole in the police force. In Scorsese's version, the scene shifts to Boston, where mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) puts loyal-from-boyhood employee Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) through police training. As Sullivan rises through the ranks, Special Investigations Unit chiefs Queenan (Martin Sheen) and Dignam (Mark Wahlberg) recruit rookie Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) to get "kicked off" the force and do time to gain Costello's confidence.
Continue reading: The Departed Review
Cats & Dogs is ridiculous and harmless, a Mission: Impossible for the animal world. For years, a secret high-tech espionage war has been waged between the feline and canine races, right under the noses of ignorant humans. The spark of this high-tech war came about as the result of the dog race overthrowing the then-dominating cat race during ancient Egyptian times (they even ruled the human race). Man's best friend re-established the humans as the dominant race and has protected that balance for years. And a breakthrough for dogs is approaching, as one human, Professor Brody (Jeff Goldblum), is on the verge of discovering an allergy vaccine which will enable all humans and dogs to co-exist in peace. The only problem is that the diabolic Mr. Tinkle (voiced by Sean Hayes), a furry white Persian with the attitude of Richard Grant's character from Hudson Hawk, and his small army of pesky felines have "cat-knapped" the family dog Buddy, who has been guarding the Professor and his family from the tuna-breathed fiends. The bodyguard job then falls on the shoulders of a Beagle pup named Lou (voiced by Toby Maguire) -- who is mistaken as a secret agent dog by an Anatolian Shepard named Butch (voiced by Alec Baldwin).
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Book-ended by a infuriatingly obvious graduation speech, the film kicks off with Mini (Nikki Reed) explaining how she needs to be a hooker, because modern, rich life is too damn easy. Her trick this evening just happens to be Martin (Alec Baldwin), her stepfather, who somehow doesn't notice the voice of his stepdaughter and agrees to turn off the lights for the entirety of the night. When confronted, Martin is apprehensive, but Mini sees opportunity in this equation. She quickly makes Martin a sex slave and devises a plan to get Diane (Carrie-Anne Moss), her mom sent to the looney bin, allowing for her and Martin to not have to hide their affair. Well, things go bad: Diane dies from an overdose, their neighbor (Jeff Goldblum) gets suspicious, and Detective Garson (Luke Wilson, for some reason) starts snooping around. Soon, Martin and Mini start questioning each other's motives.
Continue reading: Mini's First Time Review
Ironically, this incident, where ship's cook Dorie Miller took charge and shot back during America's worst hour on December 7, 1941, is just about the only true event to be found in the entire, oppressive three-hour film. (And our producers are quick to remind us of just how ripped-from-history this little vignette is. Never mind that Gooding has a pitiful excuse for a role with maybe five minutes of screen time.)
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The deceptively simple plot begins when uber-famous film star Anna Scott (Roberts) winds up in William's (Grant) book shop on Notting Hill, something of a British cross between a pre-Disney Times Square and a Moroccan street market. After William accidentally dumps orange juice down Anna's front, an on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again, on-again love affair blossoms.
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Crowe's uncanny knack for turning up the volume has allowed countless scenes to soar to their potential. One problem nagging Elizabethtown, Crowe's most awkward project to date, is that the director is obligated to crank the knob again and again to overcome bland performances and missed emotional connections. He has assembled another astonishing collection of inspirational rock tracks, but for the first time the soundtrack outshines the accompanying movie by a long shot.
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She has done some things right: she's cast big stars, like Alec Baldwin as the Lilliputian Mr. Conductor, and Peter Fonda as the sad grandpa, Burnett Stone; her production designers have continued the show's happy train colors, with bright blues and reds, and have added bonus design touches to the live sets and wardrobe; her script applauds positive thinking, creativity, and foiling the bad guy. It's just that all of this is mired in a clunky set of hole-filled plots, confusing enough to make me want to interrogate the little guy sitting in front of me.
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Since the beginning of time mankind has posed the most difficult questions: "Is the Earth round or flat?" "Is there life after death?" "Why is junk food so tasty?"
But no question elicits quite the same response as: "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?"
The answer, of course, is the star of Nickelodeon's enormously popular cartoon series "SpongeBob SquarePants," which enjoys nearly as many adult fans as it does children. After five years on television, the little sponge now hits the big screen with the aptly titled "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie."
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Fifty percent groundbreaking, breathtaking computer-generated visuals, 30 percent New Age spiritual hokum, 15 percent generic post-apocalyptic science fiction and five percent lame action flick clichés, "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" is such a eccentric amalgam of methods and moods that it's unlikely to leave anyone terribly impressed in the end. But absolutely everyone will be agog at the first 10 minutes.
Far and away the most mind-blowingly photo-realistic computer-animated movie to date, "Final Fantasy" wastes no time showing off what its huge staff of renderers can do, opening the picture with a fantastical dream sequence that includes a truly transporting alien landscape unequaled in the history of sci-fi cinema.
Its billowy red sky, gigantic looming moon, crystalline rock formations and sweeping vistas feel as real as another world could on screen. This was most definitely not shot through fancy filters in a quarry somewhere.
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Jennifer Aniston must have been struck with serious deja vu while filming one pivotal scene from "Along Came Polly," in which she discovers that a neurotic risk assessor (Ben Stiller) -- whom she's been seeing since his bride dumped him on their honeymoon -- has used his laptop computer to make a list of pros and cons about their relationship, hoping to analyze his way to Ms. Right.
Almost the exact same circumstances once led to the breakup on "Friends" between her Rachel and David Schwimmer's neurotic, risk-averse Ross.
It's just such a tendency toward the derivative that leaves "Along Came Polly" lacking any fresh romantic-comedy punch. A blind pet ferret that wreaks havoc on Stiller's attempted seductions smacks of the dog that did the same in "There's Something About Mary." A scene in which Stiller kisses up to his boss (Alec Baldwin) in the men's room recalls an awkward moment in "Brazil," and the urinal humor that drives the scene is straight out of "Austin Powers" (which was hardly the originator of such gags in the first place).
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The handful of battle scenes that make up a good hour of "Pearl Harbor" are adrenaline-pumping and hyper-realistic on a massive scale.
You feel the impact of every single 7.7mm round from dive-bombing Japanese Zeros as they rip through pavement, planes and people in the infamous attack around which the film in centered. Director Michael Bay's camera goes inside cockpits, rides along on bombs from release to explosion, captures the terror of a torpedo in the water from the deck of a ship and includes some of the best special effects ever put on film.
The money shot is a hull-buckling blast that rips through the USS Arizona. It makes being on a luxury liner hit by an iceberg look like a 25-cent carnival ride.
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