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Mila Kunis has Friends With Benefits

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010

Mila Kunis (Extract, The Book of Eli) will star opposite Justin Timberlake in Screen Gems’ comedy, Friends With Benefits, according to Variety.

Directed by Will Gluck, the film is romantic comedy about two friends who try to take their relationship to the next level.

This one is being readied for a July start but there are a couple of other projects with the same name. Paramount are hoping for a May start for its Ivan Reitman directed film that has been alternately called “Fuckbuddies” and “Friends With Benefits.” NBC is also working on a comedy pilot with the same title for its fall schedule.

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Dan Aykroyd is Yogi Bear. Justin Timberlake is Boo Boo. I want to gouge out my eyes with a spoon.

Posted by LiveFor on November 6, 2009

yogibearIn a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Anna Faris and Dan Aykroyd are in talks to star in Warner Bros. Yogi Bear. This will be a feature film based on the popular cartoon.

Yet another example of the film business destroying out childhood things.

Also negotiating to join the project is Justin Timberlake. Eric Brevig is directing this project which will be both live-action/CG.

Faris is going to play a nature documentarian who tags along on the antics of a bear in Jellystone Park. Aykroyd is going to voice Yogi, and Timberlake might voice Yogi’s companion, Boo Boo. I keep forgetting that Anna Faris was in Lost in Translation.

It looks as if the Ghostbusters are going to voice CGI characters one by one. Murray was Garfield, now Aykroyd as Yogi. That just leaves Ramis and Hudson.

The plan is for production on this project to start in New Zealand this December.

My plan is to get a posse together and stop yet another abomination of a film concept destroyed!

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Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield found Facebook. Justin Timberlake helped.

Posted by LiveFor on September 23, 2009

andrew garfieldAccording to Variety, Columbia Pictures and director David Fincher have cast Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield in the The Social Network.

The script was written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing). The film will examine the formation and phenomenon that is Facebook. The script will also focus on “how overnight success and wealth changed the lives of the classmates who created it.”

Eisenberg will play Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Justin Timberlake is going to play Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who also became Facebook’s founding president; and Andrew Garfield will play the role of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. He fell out with Zuckerberg over money.

The film will start shooting next month in Boston and then move to Los Angeles.

Timberlake was most recently seen in “The Open Road,” Garfield in Red Riding and the Terry Gilliam-directed “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.”

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Deadpool is Green Lantern

Posted by LiveFor on July 11, 2009

Warner Bros. has settled on Ryan Reynolds as its choice to play Green Lantern. The film is being directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti.

Reynolds and his camp entered negotiations for the part Friday, after the studio held two rounds of screen tests, along with actors Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. Justin Timberlake also did a screen test.

The studio had holding options on the actors, but, except for Reynolds, those expired Monday. Reynolds’ option would have expired end of day Friday.

THR say that if the deal is completed, it would make Reynolds the only actor to have played heroes for both Marvel and DC. He recently starred in a comic book movie, Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he played “the merc with a mouth” Deadpool. The character is now being developed for a spin-off to which Reynolds is attached. He also played Marvel’s vampire hunter Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity.

Out of Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds is the best choice for Hal Jordan. Unexpected, but the best choice. Note though that the deal has yet to be fully completed, but it does look very likely. Hopefully, it won’t effect the Deadpool movie too much. Luckily they sre characters from different universes plus Deadpool is scarred and masked for most of the time.

How do you feel about Reynolds as Hal Jordan?

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Deadpool is Green Lantern

Posted by LiveFor on July 11, 2009

Warner Bros. has settled on Ryan Reynolds as its choice to play Green Lantern. The film is being directed by Martin Campbell and produced by Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti.

Reynolds and his camp entered negotiations for the part Friday, after the studio held two rounds of screen tests, along with actors Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto. Justin Timberlake also did a screen test.

The studio had holding options on the actors, but, except for Reynolds, those expired Monday. Reynolds’ option would have expired end of day Friday.

THR say that if the deal is completed, it would make Reynolds the only actor to have played heroes for both Marvel and DC. He recently starred in a comic book movie, Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, where he played “the merc with a mouth” Deadpool. The character is now being developed for a spin-off to which Reynolds is attached. He also played Marvel’s vampire hunter Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity.

Out of Bradley Cooper and Justin Timberlake, Ryan Reynolds is the best choice for Hal Jordan. Unexpected, but the best choice. Note though that the deal has yet to be fully completed, but it does look very likely. Hopefully, it won’t effect the Deadpool movie too much. Luckily they sre characters from different universes plus Deadpool is scarred and masked for most of the time.

How do you feel about Reynolds as Hal Jordan?

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Green Lantern – Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds or Justin Timberlake? Who will play Superman though?

Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009

The Guardians of the Universe and Warner Bros. are getting closer to a decision as to who will wield the most powerful weapon in the Universe.

That’s right Green Lantern may soon be cast

THR have the news that along with director Martin Campbell and producers Donald De Line and Greg Berlanti, Warners has spent the past five months searching for the actor to play Hal Jordan, the hot-shot Air Force pilot who is chosen by a dying alien to be his successor in an intergalactic police force known as the Green Lanterns.

There have been numerous rumours as to who would play Hal – Anton Yelchin, Sam Worthington, Chris Pine, Nathan Fillion (my favourite choice), Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill, Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto.

However, they have now picked three definite maybes and only Bradley Cooper is from the above list. The other two are Ryan Reynolds and Justin Timberlake. The holding deal the studio had on the actors expired Monday, meaning the three are now free to accept other offers.

I am a bit surprised about this threesome as none of them really fit the Hal Jordan I picture. Out of the three Ryan Reynolds is about the closest, but I would much rather see him as Deadpool (I hope that Green Lantern doesn’t impact on that).

Bradley Cooper can act, but I just don’t see him as Hal.

Justin Timberlake….I just don’t know. Stunt casting like that can often harm a big film and I definitely cannot see him as Hal.

Apparently, De Line, Campbell and the studio each had a different favorite among the three finalists, making it difficult to come to a consensus.

Another issue impacting the casting process is the rising budget. “Lantern” is a full-blown space epic that is expected to cost between $150 million and $200 million, if not more. Warners would like to have the production costs at a reasonable level before proceeding.

The studio has scheduled the movie for a December 2010 opening.

I am assuming that one of these three will be Hal Jordan. Sadly the excitement I had for the film has gone down a notch or two.

On a slightly different tangent, there is the slight possibility that Superman, or more likely Clark Kent, may cameo in the Green Lantern film. MTV spoke to scriptwriter Marc Guggenheim.

“Honestly, it changes on a daily basis. Whatever information I gave you today would be obsolete in a week, and maybe come back again in two weeks,” said Guggenheim. ” And even if it wasn’t in flux at the script stage, it would still be constantly in flux because you can film it, put it in the original cut, and eventually it could end up on the editing room floor.”

However, he didn’t deny that the Superman’s alter ego would be making an appearance.

What do you think about one of those three playing Jordan?

Which of the three should play Green Lantern?(polls)

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5 More Friends – A whole lot of movie stars talking about voting

Posted by LiveFor on October 30, 2008

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Snoop Dogg, Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Ben Stiller, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Justin Timberlake, along with Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, Zach Braff, Colin Farrell, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Shia LeBeouf, Tobey Maguire, Ryan Reynolds, and Jason Segal, are featured in a second of a series of public service announcements to encourage American youth to vote in partnership with Google, YouTube, Declare Yourself, and MySpace. The non-partisan PSAs, produced by DiCaprios Appian Way, were created to engage and inspire young people to vote and participate in the upcoming election.

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The Love Guru, 2009 – Review

Posted by LiveFor on July 21, 2008

Director: Marco Schnabel
Starring: Mike Myers, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba
Running Time: 87 minutes
Score: 3.5 / 10

This one from Keiichi73

Mike Myers can’t seem to get enough of himself in The Love Guru. He’s constantly giggling at his own jokes, and mugging for the camera as if he thinks his latest comedy creation is the funniest thing he’s invented. I had a very different reaction. Pitka was born in America, and traveled to India to study under the cross-eyed Guru Tugginmypudah (Ben Kingsley), who taught his students lessons by having them hit each other with urine-soaked mops. Pitka devotes his life and his teachings to helping other people out with their relationship troubles, and hopes his words of wisdom will become so popular, he’ll wind up on Oprah.

This is information we learn early on in the film (after Pitka serenades us with a Bollywood-style musical number of Dolly Parton’s Nine to Five during the opening credits), and I pretty much knew right there that The Love Guru was going to be a very long 90 minutes. The movie makes a grave miscalculation with its lead character. Guru Pitka is not funny or likable. It’s simply Myers talking in a funny accent, and coming up with as many alternate ways for saying “penis” as he can without losing the film’s PG-13 rating. Pitka is not even a real character. Myers plays him more as an experiment, as if he’s still testing the character out, and we the audience are the guinea pigs being subjected to the experiment. It’s been widely reported that the reason why Myers hasn’t done a live action film in five years is because he’s been fine tuning his Guru Pitka at various comedy clubs until he felt he was ready. He was not ready, and he probably should have spent another five years if the end result is any indication.

Pitka is approached by Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba), the owner of the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team. Her star player, Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco), hasn’t been performing up to the best of his abilities ever since his wife, Prudence (Meagan Good), left him for the goalie on the rival team – a French player named Jacques “Le Coq” Grande (Justin Timberlake, embarrassing himself here) who is known for his over-sized “manhood” as much as he’s known for his talent in the game. The character exists simply so that Myers and co-screenwriter Graham Gordy can have the characters say cock a lot more than humanly necessary. The Maple Leafs have a chance at winning the Stanley Cup, but not if Darren doesn’t have his head in the game. The team’s pint-sized coach (Verne Troyer) doubts that Pitka can turn the situation around, but the Guru is determined to help. He’ll do this by finding a way to distract Darren from his problems (By forcing him to watch two elephants having sex, thereby taking his mind off of his problems with his wife. You figure it out.), and help him confront his over-bearing mother (Telma Hopkins), who has long cast a shadow over the star player.

The Love Guru is not a comedy, it is a cry of desperation on behalf of Myers and everyone involved. Comedy is funniest when it seems to come naturally out of the material, but everything seems so forced and strained here. It’s almost like if they can’t think of something funny to do, they’ll throw in elephants humping each other, or light a midget on fire. And if that doesn’t work, they’ll throw in another couple references to male genitalia. If there’s a bigger cry of comic desperation than limp innuendo humor, then it has to be out of the blue musical numbers that are not funny in themselves, the movie just expects us to laugh at the fact that the characters are suddenly singing for no reason. You know, I think I’m going to have to take that last statement back. There’s an even more desperate form of comedy, and that would have to be building an entire scene around the fact that Guru Pitka has a different kind of food stuck in his beard each time we see him, building up to a sight gag where his entire beard is cotton candy. This movie has so many scenes of just plain wrong-headed desperation, you’d almost think it was intentional.

While Myers cackles and mugs his face with glee, pretending that he’s having a great time, the rest of the cast kind of look like they wish they were somewhere else. Jessica Alba looks uncomfortable, and her scenes where she’s supposed to be warming up to Pitka look more like she’s hanging out with him out of pity more than anything else. It’s not unusual in a comedy to have the supporting players stand in the background so the star can do his thing, but the cast here seem just as confused as I was as to what we were supposed to be watching Myers doing.

There is not a single laugh or moment of inspiration in The Love Guru. It’s just a sad, depressing slog through material that’s not funny to start with, taken by actors who seem to know it’s not funny. It’s bad enough when a comedy can’t generate any laughs, but it gets even worse when you start feeling sorry for everyone up on the screen. You want to ask them and their agents what they were thinking when they signed up. You want to remind Myers of just how funny he can be, and why this material and character don’t suit him. But most of all, you want to be able to somehow turn back time to before you gave the ticket counter your money, walk back out the door, and figure out another way to spend 90 minutes.

The Love Guru is released in the UK on 1st August

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