Justin Long plays a guy who memorizes a pretty barista's (Evan Rachel Wood) Facebook profile in hopes of winning her over in the film A Case of You. The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, where I got a peek. Is the movie worth seeing for its huge list of cameos (Sam Rockwell, Sienna Miller, Vince Vaughn, Peter Dinklage) alone? Find out.
Yesterday's Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in LA was a family affair for stars such as Rachel Zoe, Alessandra Ambrosio, Selma Blair, and Jerry O'Connell and Rebecca Romijn. The India-inspired event also drew Lauren Conrad and her boyfriend William Tell, who were spotted cozying up to each other in the VIP tent, Twilight star Ashley Greene, and Justin Long, among others. We spotted Justin horsing around with Jerry and Rebecca's twin daughters during the kid-friendly party, where fellow moms Rachel and Alessandra also did some bonding with their little ones.
The match was a close one, but polo star Nacho Figueras's team reigned supreme with a score of 10 to 9 after actress Ali Larter kicked things off by throwing out the first toss. With son Skyler Berman and husband Rodger Berman by her side, Rachel presented Ralph Lauren model Nacho with an oversize bottle of Champagne at the awards ceremony, during which he was honored as the day's MVP.
I'd love to tell you the full star-studded cast of Movie 43 but I'm afraid we'd be here all day. The trailer for off-the-wall comedy includes Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Anna Faris, Emma Stone, Jason Sudeikis, Chris Pratt, Chloe Moretz, Justin Long, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The film is a collection of 25 different stories, and as far as I can tell, the only common theme is stars behaving badly. Halle Berry blows out the candles on a blind kid's birthday cake, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber bully their teenager, and Gerard Butler is a leprechaun.
A handful of bloated comedies have proven that the megaensemble is a tricky beast, but this has me wondering if the formula might actually work this time. It could be amazing, or it could be an epic fail. The movie opens Jan. 25, and you can watch the NSFW red-band trailer after the jump.
He's played an undercover cop, a hopeless romantic, and a stripper in 2012, and Channing Tatum is adding to his banner year with another memorable performance in 10 Years. Tatum is part of an ensemble as Jake, a man returning to his hometown for his high school reunion. Not only does the film provide its fair share of belly laughs, but it also paints a bittersweet portrait of what all those archetypes from our favorite teen comedies (the ones where someone's trying to lose their virginity at prom) might be up to 10 years later. All the players are still the same, but this time around, the cruel jock (Chris Pratt) is attempting to make amends with the geeks he beat up in high school, the popular girl's (Lynn Collins) life is no longer one to envy, and everyone is struggling to reconcile who they used to be with the people they've become.
Jake's on-the-brink-of-engagement relationship with his girlfriend Jess (Jenna Dewan) is the primary focus of the movie, but it's just one of the dynamics on display throughout the night. The couple arrives in town for a preparty at old high school royalty Sam (Ari Graynor) and Cully's (Chris Pratt) house. Now living in the 'burbs with kids and a mortgage, their life is far from the homecoming court of yesteryear. One of the things that I appreciate about this movie is that it could so easily slide into a superficial trip down memory lane, but instead it plays up the realism. It's evident that despite their popular past, Sam and Cully aren't content with the paths they've taken, and they're not the only ones. To find out more about why I loved 10 Years, just keep reading.
Seth Rogen joined his Armani-clad wife, Lauren Miller, at last night's NYC premiere of For a Good Time, Call . . . Lauren wrote the raunchy comedy and costars in it with funny lady Ari Graynor, who chose a pink low-cut dress from Honor and Brian Atwood heels. Justin Long, who's reportedly dating Kate Mara, stepped out solo and adorably posed for photos holding his phone. Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss stopped by the afterparty to show their support for the project. Elisabeth debuted a short blond bob on the red carpet and turned heads in a sexy black cocktail dress. When asked if blondes really have more fun, Elisabeth joked that she is "so far." For a Good Time, Call . . . hits theaters Aug. 31.
Channing Tatum's mug has been all over the big screen in 2012, and he's back once again in 10 Years. Don't expect a big blockbuster opening this time, though; the little indie dramedy looks more like the kind of film you'll ultimately watch when it comes out on DVD. It's not that the trailer is terrible: 10 Years has an amazing cast, which includes Jenna Dewan, Justin Long, Ari Graynor, Rosario Dawson, Chris Pratt, and Aubrey Plaza, as just a few of the former students (and their significant others) that are catching up at their reunion. The problem is that the trailer is wholly unremarkable. The comedic parts are just mildly charming, and the dramatic parts seem overly cheesy.
Tatum is at the core of a story as a guy who's moved on and fallen in love after high school (with his real wife, Dewan), but obviously still has some leftover feelings for his high school love (Dawson). The rest of the pack seem to be a mixed bag of people who have changed and others who have never really moved on from their teenage years. The movie hits theaters on Sept. 14, so check the trailer when you read more
The second annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton in LA Monday evening brought out plenty of small-screen stars. Cougar Town's Busy Philipps posed for the cameras in Michael Kors on the red carpet and chatted with us about her character's potentially racy future. Her costar and fellow presenter Josh Hopkins was also on hand, showing off his tan after a trip to Hawaii for the Maui Film Festival. Ariel Winter from Modern Family got candid about the surprising season finale, while Ginnifer Goodwin arrived with her boyfriend and Once Upon a Time costar, Josh Dallas. Also on hand for the event were nominees Justin Long, Gillian Anderson, Kevin Costner, Julianne Moore, and Cheryl Hines. The show is underway now and we're on the scene in the press room, so stay tuned for updates from the winners!
Ever wonder how twentysomethings in movies all seem to live in amazing apartments in NYC despite their lack of income? Katie (Ari Graynor) and Lauren (Lauren Miller) have it all figured out in For a Good Time, Call . . .'s red band trailer. The story starts 10 years ago when a mutual friend (Justin Long) introduces them and drunk Katie proceeds to pee in a Big Gulp in Lauren's car, then spill the contents all over her face. Flash forward 10 years and the two meet again and agree to a convenient roommate situation. Katie's place is great, then Lauren finds out how she's financing it: by operating a phone sex line.
I love the way uptight Lauren and freewheeling Katie play off each other, and the story, in which they eventually pull together their respective skills to make some serious moola, is shockingly realistic in these economic times. The movie doesn't come out until Fall, but check out the NSFW trailer and let me know what you think after the jump.
Justin Long began his three-episode arc on New Girl this week as Paul, the music teacher and co-worker who joins Jess and her roommates for Thanksgiving dinner. Jess also has a huge crush on the guy, and I can't say I blame her; not only is Paul adorable, but he's also an awesome guest who would spice up any real-life Thanksgiving dinner with his quirky but charming ways. Check out the top four reasons I'd like Paul to make a guest appearance at my Thanksgiving dinner.
- He provides musical entertainment. Paul not only performs in the Thanksgiving musical (playing the riveting role of a gourd) at the school where he and Jess work, but he also shows up at dinner armed with a violin. He's also willing to sing at the drop of a hat, joining Jess in one of her impromptu songs as soon as he walks through the door. If there's a better way to distract from the inevitable family tensions that arise at the dinner table, I'd like to hear it.
- He knows how to hold his liquor. You won't have to worry about Paul overindulging in alcohol and making a drunken fool of himself — or your guests — at your Thanksgiving feast. He cuts himself off after two pumpkin ales, even though he's not even remotely tipsy. (Side note: How cute is it that his drink of choice is pumpkin ale?) Though he'll offer to run out to the store to pick up food for you, he makes the responsible choice of choosing not to get behind the wheel while doing it.
- He values family. Jess invites Paul over for Thanksgiving dinner because the woman he usually spends the holiday with — his grandmother — has recently passed away. That doesn't stop Paul from talking about his Nana and how much she meant to him, reminiscing about how they used to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade together, and even pulling up a picture of her on his iPhone. But Paul's not self-centered; he'll take the time to ask you about your grandparents too, like he does with Winston.
- He has a contingency plan when dinner is ruined. Jess and her friends have to ditch Thanksgiving dinner after they destroy their turkey by trying to defrost it in the dryer, and then they find an unappetizing surprise at their neighbor's place. But good ol' Paul pulls through by bringing them foot-long turkey subs. Could he be any sweeter?
What did you guys think of Paul? Would you set aside a place setting for him at your table?
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