The film festival circuit is full of movies featuring characters who are just trying to sort their lives out. Aren’t we all trying to do that every day? Anyway, these kinds of movies come and go, and even though they strike the right chord every now and then, others seem doomed to be forgotten. Unfortunately, this Tribea Film Festival selection appears to be the latter.
Here and Now (which is an awful, forgettable title), follows Sarah Jessica Parker as a well known singer/songwriter in New York City who suddenly finds a new perspective on life when she receives some kind of life-altering news. More than likely it’s some kind of terminal illness. Honestly, in this first Here and Now trailer, it all seems painfully generic and melodramatic. Read More »
Renée Zellweger is the latest Hollywood star to make the move to TV. The Bridget Jones’s Baby actress is heading to the small screen with a Netflix series that has just as big names behind the camera as it will in front of it.
What/If is a social thriller anthology series that hails from Revenge creator Mike Kelley and beloved filmmaker Robert Zemeckis. And the first season will feature Zellweger in a meaty starring role.
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You might soon be celebrating Rex Manning Day on Broadway. Empire Records, the cult comedy that some people really love, is being developed as a musical with hopes of a Broadway run in 2020. There’s only one question: will GWAR recreate their cameo for Broadway?
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Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Keanu Reeves has been killing it lately in a variety of offbeat projects, from John Wick to The Neon Demon. He even acquitted himself quite nicely in The Bad Batch, which is more than we can say for either of that film’s actual leads. Now this fall he’ll return to more straightforwardly dramatic fare with The Whole Truth, the new legal thriller from Frozen River director Courtney Hunt.
Written by Nicholas Kazan, The Whole Truth centers on a shocking murder trial. A teenage boy (Gabriel Basso) has been charged with murdering his father (Jim Belushi), and his mother (Renée Zellweger) hires defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Reeves) to defend her. The case seems straightforward at first. The boy has confessed to the crime, and all physical evidence seems to back him up. But as the trial moves forward, Richard’s colleague (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) begins to suspect that not all is as it appears. Watch The Whole Truth trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
The onslaught of sequels won’t end with summer. Fall brings a whole new batch, including Bridget Jones’s Baby. Fifteen years after the first film, Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is a little older, a little wiser, but no less prone to getting into awkward scrapes. More specifically, she’s dealing with a surprise pregnancy and two potential fathers. In one corner, there’s Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), the former man of her dreams. In the other, there’s Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), a charming American suitor.
Our gal is left to figure out which one is the biological father of her child — as well as which one she wants to be with happily ever after. Watch the Bridget Jones’s Baby trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Last we checked in with Bridget Jones in 2004’s The Edge of Reason, everyone’s favorite “wanton sex goddess” was getting engaged to the dreamy Mr Darcy (Colin Firth). In this fall’s Bridget Jones’s Diary, our girl, now in her 40s, finally seems to have it all: a great job, a handsome man, and even an adorable little bundle of joy on the way.
… Except that, in typical Bridget Jones fashion, the job’s a struggle, the handsome man is actually two handsome men, and she’s not quite sure which one is the father of that baby. Plus, her English accent seems kind of iffy — though that’s really Renee Zellweger‘s problem, not Bridget’s. Watch the first Bridget Jones’s Baby trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Over a decade after we last saw her, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) will return next year in Bridget Jones’s Baby. And in typical Bridget form, she finds herself in another romantic quandary: she’s pregnant, and not entirely sure who the father is. Her on-again, off-again beau Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) is still in the picture, but so is a charming billionaire named Mark Qwant (Patrick Dempsey).
It’s a tough situation to be in, but it’s hard to feel too bad for Bridget. Not every single gal gets the opportunity to choose between Pride & Prejudice‘s Mr. Darcy and Grey’s Anatomy‘s McDreamy, after all. In fact, the love triangle looks downright cuddly in the first images from the sequel. Get your Bridget Jones Baby first look after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 by Angie Han
Everyone wants to get in on some sequel action in this edition of Sequel Bits. After the jump:
- The cast of Inside Out fields questions about a sequel
- A Soul Food sequel is coming with the original cast
- John Ortiz and Shea Whigham set sail for Kong: Skull Island
- Kingsman 2 runs into a potential scheduling conflict
- Geena Davis would like to return for Beetlejuice 2
- Star Trek Beyond is now shooting in Dubai
- Get a first look at Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Baby
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Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 by Angie Han
There was a time when it was tough to avoid seeing Renée Zellweger at the multiplex, but these days you couldn’t find her if you tried. She hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2010’s My Own Love Song, which despite being Olivier Dahan’s follow-up to La vie en rose flew mostly under the radar. The occasional Bridget Jones’s Baby update aside, her name has seldom cropped up over the past few years.
But now she’s eyeing a return to the big screen, and her plans this time are more ambitious than ever. Zellweger is set to star in and make her directorial debut with 4 1/2 Minutes, a comedy based on the life and comedy of stand-up Dov Davidoff. Johnny Knoxville is attached to play the lead. More after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
An Insidious sequel has been all but inevitable ever since the film grossed $97 million worldwide on a $1.5 million budget, putting cartoon dollar signs in studio execs’ eyes. We got our first sign that the wheels were in motion when Sony locked down related domain names like insidious2movie.com late last year, and now things are officially moving forward. Director James Wan and scribe Leigh Whannell are in talks to return for a new Insidious film, with Jason Blum set to produce. Brian Kavanaugh Jones, Oren Peli, and Steven Schneider will executive produce.
There’s no word yet on whether stars Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne will reprise their roles for the sequel. But for what it’s worth, Wilson apparently likes working with Wan — the two are already planning to reunite for a different horror project, formerly titled The Conjuring. No plot details for Insidious 2 (or whatever it’ll be called) have been revealed at this time, though the first film’s ending could easily serve as a setup for a follow-up.
After the jump, Bridget Jones’s Baby hits a speed bump but plans to soldier on.
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