The new film "Hope Springs" is a captivating drama-comedy starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. It has the emotional depth of Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes From A Marriage," plus hilarious moments and a happy ending that delights audiences and creates a commercial hit. Director, David Frankel, and writer, Vanessa Taylor, tenderly tell us the story of the magical rebirth of a dead marriage. It is heartbreaking to watch the dull, lifeless interactions and habits that developed during the three decade marriage of Kay and Arnold, played with quiet intensity by Meryl Streep and bully brilliance by Tommy Lee Jones.
This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to catch the newly-released movie Hope Springs, written by Vanessa Taylor, producer and scriptwriter of the television series Game of Thrones. Coming out of the movie, I tried to sort out the many messages and lessons that sprung forth (pun intended).
If the world was ending, who would you pick to spend your last days with? "Seeking a Friend for The End of The World" asks just this question, but the answers are not exactly what you'd expect.
We love lamp. We love a little afternoon delight even more. But what we love the most is the fact that Will Ferrell announced the return of legendary (note: this is highly subjective) 2004 flick 'Anchorman' on Conan O'Brien last night. 'Anchorman 2!' The legend of Ron Burgundy continues.
Steve Carell knows a lot about comedy; there's no doubt about it. From his big-screen hits like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Little Miss Sunshine to his popular television series The Office, Carell has proven over and over that he's one funny guy. But what you might not know is that Carell is also something of an expert on marriage, too.
Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone make an irresistible team in this winner of a rom-com. Throw in a funny and original script, add a dash of Marissa Tomei and Kevin Bacon, and layer on a few endearing newcomers, and you have a film that almost anyone can enjoy. So...can we say "good date movie?"
Tis the season for summer blockbusters, and your anticipated choice for your next romantic date with your man would obviously be Crazy Stupid Love, starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Steve Carrell. To your astonishment, your date has bought tickets for Cowboys & Aliens. Your man is excited about Cowboys & Aliens star Olivia Wilde, who is rated number one in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list of 2009. While you may like Daniel Craig's washboard abs as much as the next girl, and you would enjoy this movie under different circumstances, it does not fit your idea of a romantic movie with your man followed by a candlelight dinner and then home for some sexual bonding. Of course, your man is completely baffled by your annoyance.
The news recently broke that Steve Carell is leaving his role as Michael Scott on The Office. This leaves us bereft, huddled in the fetal position, our knees tucked up to our throats. Why? Well, aside from the fact that Michael Scott is the heart of Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch, he's taught us an awful lot about love, and we don't know that our love lives will hold up without him. Jim and Pam? Dwight and Angela? Andy and Erin? They don't hold a candle to Michael Scott and his... rotating cast of awkward love interests. So what are the top 5 things he's taught us?
This week's issue of Us Weekly chronicles the increasingly paranoid and crazy life led by Spencer and Heidi Pratt, as revealed on The Hills and in Spencer's would-be-funny-if-they-weren't-so-insane rants. "I don't let [Heidi] go on TV, no computers," Spencer told Kristen Cavallari on The Hills. ." This comes on the heels of Heidi getting a restraining order against her own mother.
While the Oscar red carpet is the best place to check out who's dating who, the actual show is a great time to check out the chemistry between presenters. As with every broadcast, some of this year's couplings seemed really random (Jennifer Lopez and Sam Worthington) and others made perfect sense (Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner), but it was interesting to see which paired-up Oscar presenters really hit if off...and which ones looked like they just wanted to hit each other.