One of the things I like best about Ghost Town is that it doesn't ask anything of you. There's no brain power required, though it's not insultingly stupid or empty. It's not hysterically funny, but it's also not crude or painfully immature. For my money, it's certainly the most easygoing — easy to enjoy, easy to forget afterward — of all the movies out in theaters right now.
It's hard to categorize this movie, since it's not a romantic comedy, necessarily. There's not a lot of romance, and while there is comedy, it's often bittersweet, due to all the dead people. Ricky Gervais plays dentist Bertram Pincus, an ornery, solitary man who comes out of a medical procedure to discover that he died briefly during it. His momentary death gives him the ability to see people who have died but who are still hanging out on Earth because they have unfinished business. And now they implore Bertram to finish it for them. One such restless soul is Frank (Greg Kinnear) who needs Bertram to prevent Frank's widow, Gwen (Tea Leoni), from remarrying. The ghosts torment Bertram until he agrees to Frank's request, but as he goes about breaking up Gwen and her fiance, Bertram starts to fall for Gwen. To find out my take on it all, read more
In the comedy Ghost Town, Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) is "a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear) who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen (Téa Leoni)."
From the new trailer, it seems silly and surreal, and not necessarily in a good way. Man, I wish I thought this looked awesome and funny. I love Gervais and he's pretty entertaining no matter what, but I only kinda-chuckled twice watching this trailer: once because of Kristen Wiig, once from a bit about shoes. Ghost Town opens September 19. To see the trailer for yourself, read more
The neurotic mom from Spanglish looks anything but in real life. Téa Leoni and her lil man Kyd Miller were all smiles as they clowned around on the streets of Malibu.
Lucky Kyd and Téa never have to ask, "David Duchovny, why don't you love me?"
David Duchovny stopped by to visit his wife Tea Leoni all bundled up in her big coat on the set of her new movie Ghost Town in NYC. I was never a big fan of The X Files but having fallen in love with Californication I am now fully on the Duchovny bandwagon. Especially after last night's season finale, which I loved, maybe I'll have to start brushing up on my 90s sci-fi.
Luke Wilson and Tea Leoni premiered their new film, You Kill Me in LA last night. Luke's film Vacancy came and went but hopefully You Kill Me will be more popular. The film stars Ben Kingsley as an alcoholic hit man who is sent out to the West Coast to dry out. Luke plays his gay AA sponsor and Tea is the love interest. It hits the theaters June 22 so click here to check out the trailer. If this film isn't for you then there's always his August release with Jessica Simpson, Blonde Ambition, but we're still a little shocked he signed on to that one.
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Next Friday, along with the openings of A Mighty Heart and Evan Almighty, Tea Leoni, Luke Wilson and Ben Kingsley will star in You Kill Me, a kind of dark-humored crime comedy. Kingsley plays Frank, an alcoholic hit man who travels to San Francisco to get sober when his hit man abilities get sloppy. There he befriends the saucy Laurel (Leoni) who may prove helpful when Frank is called upon to return to finish some business in Buffalo, New York. Wilson plays Frank's gay AA sponsor. You can watch the trailer if you read more
This weekend we see Tea Leoni channeling the young Hollywood crowd. Like Britney and Paris, she is holding a baby Chihuahua.
Tea, you just at least 5 years younger now.