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The Ugly Truth

Columbia Pictures has released the trailer for the Robert Luketic (21, Legally Blonde) directed romantic comedy The Ugly Truth. Katherine Heigl plays Abby Richter, a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single.  She’s in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.

Basically, we have your paint by numbers romantic comedy, complete with the cute-yet-somewhat-bitchy female lead who is able to change the asshole-yet-”extremely hot” male lead into a somewhat like-able caring guy by the time the credits roll. And normally I’d just write this film off, but the screenwriters involved wrote 10 Things I Hate About You, which was one of my favorite high school romantic comedies of all time.

At ShoWest, Sony screened a scene from the film in which through a series of convoluted yet somewhat believable events, Heigl’s character ends up wearing remote controlled vibrating panties to a business meeting. The remote falls out of Heigl’s purse, and finds its way into the hands of a child at one of the other tables, who begins to play with it. The result is an orgasmic comedic restaurant scene which makes the infamous scene from When Harry Met Sally look like a Disney movie. Listen, I’m not saying the film is going to be hilarious, but the scene they showed was pretty damn funny. The trailer on the other hand, not so much. You can watch the trailer below, and tell me what you think in the comments.

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Video Blog: ShoWest 2009

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I just got back from ShowWest in Las Vegas. ShoWest is a convention for theater owners where, among other things, Hollywood previews some of their upcoming movies. You’ve seen some of my ShoWest overage on the site over the last week, but there was so much going on that I couldn’t get to it all. Frosty from Collider joins me in this video blog wrap-up, where we take a look at nearly everything that we saw over the course of the four day convention. We broke it into two parts because it runs a little bit long. Here is some of the stuff we talked about:

Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, Tron 2 3-D, Beauty and the Beast in 3-D, Angels & Demons,  G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Woody Allen’s new film Whatever Works, The Hurt Locker, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, The Hangover, Terminator Salvation, Robert Zemeckis’ A Christmas Carol, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, The Proposal, The Princess and the Frog, Men in Black 3, Spider-Man 4, Ghostbusters 3, The Ugly Truth, Julie and Julia, and The Year One.

In the last 5 minutes of the video, George (El Guapo) from Latino Review, Alex from First Showing, Ed from Coming Soon, and Katey from Cinemablend make a cameo appearance and briefly discuss their favorite things from the con. A big thanks goes to Katey Rich for producing this segment. She did the camera work and helped us organize the talking points. Without her, we would have been babbling even more than we did. Part 2 is after the jump.

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The Ugly Truth Movie Trailer

From Robert Luketic, the director of 21, Monster-in-Law, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! and Legally Blonde, comes a new romantic comedy called The Ugly Truth. Katherine Heigl plays Abby Richter, a romantically challenged morning show producer whose search for Mr. Perfect has left her hopelessly single.  She’s in for a rude awakening when her bosses team her with Mike Chadway (Gerard Butler), a hardcore TV personality who promises to spill the ugly truth on what makes men and women tick.

Basically, we have your paint by numbers romantic comedy, complete with the cute-yet-somewhat-bitchy female lead who is able to change the asshole-yet-”extremely hot” male lead into a somewhat like-able caring guy by the time the credits roll. It’s your basic female wish-fulfillment fantasy.  But who knows, it could be different. The screenwriters involved wrote 10 Things I Hate About You, which was one of my favorite high school romantic comedies of all time. Watch the trailer below, and tell me what you think in the comments.

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Watch the trailer in High Definition on Moviefone. The Ugly Truth hits theaters on April 3rd 2009.

The Ugly Truth Movie Poster

The poster for the Katherine Heigl/Gerard Butler romantic comedy The Ugly Truth is actually kinda funny. Also, am I the only one who wishes that the marketing department would create more minimalist clean and simple poster designs?

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