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Audiences Do Not Want To Pay To Watch Jennifer Aniston On The Big Screen

It needs to be said: Jennifer Aniston literally cannot carry a movie. Her latest, “The Switch,” bombed in its opening weekend, making only $8.1 million at the box office. This is significantly less than the opening weekend numbers for “The Bounty Hunter,” that horrifyingly bad movie she made with Gerard Butler, which was panned by critics and hated by audiences. That movie made over $20 million in its first three days and was considered a big ol’ failure. Aniston’s other recent films have done piss poor too: “Love Happens” made only $8 million its first weekend, while “Management” did less than $400,000. “He’s Just Not That Into You” was Aniston’s last big money maker, but she was only one player in an ensemble; “The Break-Up” was the last movie headlined by Aniston (alongside Vince Vaughn) to be considered a true success, making $39.2 million its opening weekend. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “The Switch,” “Lottery Ticket,” “Vampires Suck,” “Piranha 3D”

We’re just a few weeks away from September, which is terrifying because where the hell did the time go? But also nice because all the hooligans will be back in school and, at least between the hours of 8 and 3 p.m., the streets will be safe. And the movie theaters and malls will be empty and the beaches pristine and quiet. Not that anything cool ever happens before 3 p.m. anyway, but it’s somehow comforting that the kids will be at their desks, filling their little minds with knowledge. This has nothing to do with movies really, except that now you can go to matinees and there won’t be anyone throwing popcorn at the back of your head. Probably. This week, go catch “The Switch,” “Lottery Ticket,” “Piranha 3D,” or “”Nanny McPhee Returns.” Keep reading »

Whatever Happened To Elizabeth Gilbert’s Ex-Husband?

The Daily Beast brings up a good point today about the phenomenon that is “Eat, Pray, Love.” Writer Danielle Friedman asks, “What’s it like to be the guy whose heartbreak launched a multi-million-dollar feel-good franchise?” She tracked down Michael Cooper, Elizabeth Gilbert’s ex-husband, and discovered that he is now a public interest law scholar at the Georgetown University Law Center. He’s also remarried, to a Canadian diplomat, and has two young sons. However, he wasn’t interested in commenting on the movie, the book, or Elizabeth Gilbert in general.

Which is interesting, because last year he was contracted to write a rebuttal book. Keep reading »

Maggie Gyllenhaal To Star In “Hysteria” About Invention Of The Vibrator

Finally, the most under-appreciated invention in the history of the world is getting its due; this fall, Maggie Gyllenhaal will film an indie romantic comedy, “Hysteria,” about the invention of the vibrator! It’s set in Victorian-era London and she plays the daughter of a doctor who treats what used to be called “hysteria,” i.e., crankiness and tension. Hugh Dancy will play one of the docs and Rupert Everett will play his best friend. Both are convinced a new vibrating device could help ladies clear that “hysteria” right up. I hate to spoil the ending but … well, we all know it works. [Variety] Keep reading »

Natalie Portman And Mila Kunis Smooch In The “Black Swan” Trailer


The trailer is out for Natalie Portman‘s new flick, “Black Swan,” about a prima ballerina coming completely unwound. Naturally, the moment in the trailer that has everyone talking is the Natalie and Mila Kunis kiss. We’re over that, but excited by how dark and twisted the flick looks. But should we be surprised? It’s directed by Darren Aronofsky, the man behind “The Wrestler” and “Requiem for a Dream.” The film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1st, and in theaters in December. Just in time for Christmas, to ruin any daydreams you might have had about the happy ballerinas in “The Nutcracker.” Keep reading »

Rooney Mara: All You Ever Needed To Know About The New Lisbeth Salander


Yesterday, after months of speculation, David Fincher announced that he’d cast Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Some people are sighing with relief that the role didn’t go to a rumored big name like Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart. But others are wondering who the heck this girl is. If you even vaguely recognize her name, it’s probably from her biggest role to date, as Nancy, the brunette waitress and female lead in the recent “Nightmare on Elm Street” remake. Check out her acting chops in the preview above. And after the jump, all there is to know about Rooney, along with clips and interviews. Keep reading »

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