Marc Webb, who directed one of my all-time favorite rom-coms, (500) Days of Summer, gets it all wrong this time with The Only Living Boy in New York. How do major misfires like this happen? Blame the screenwriter. Summer showed the light touch of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber; Boy is credited to writer Allan Loeb, whose growing rap sheet includes the excruciating Collateral Beauty and The Space Between Us. Even the best actors – and this coming-of-age movie boasts a handful of them – can’t fight this much tin-eared dialogue. The set-up: Thomas, played by rising Brit star Callum Turner, is a petulant young novelist who despises the good life he’s living in Manhattan. So, naturally, he moves to a dump on the Lower East Side. Take that, privilege! Mimi (Kiersey Clemons), the age-appropriate object of Thomas’s lust, won’t let the kid near her bed. Smart girl. His moneybags dad, Ethan (Pierce Brosnan), is a successful publisher who is making … [Read more...] about ‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ Review: Weak Riff on ‘The Graduate’ Is a Waste
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EXCLUSIVE Daaaamn Gina ... you owe a TON of money to the bank ... this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ. "Martin" star Tisha Campbell and her husband Duane Martin have been sued by City National Bank for more than $430k ... over a stupid home equity loan the couple took out in 2008 ... right when the housing bubble was bursting. According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Tisha and Duane (an actor who starred in the ill-fated "Paul Reiser Show") took out a $625k home equity loan on a slick waterfront property in Lake Arrowhead, CA . Launch Gallery However, at the time of the loan the couple still owed more than $730,000 on their mortgage to ANOTHER financial institution -- Aurora Bank. Long story short -- Tisha and Duane allegedly defaulted on BOTH loans. Earlier this year, Aurora foreclosed on the home ... and according to the docs, the bank sold it at auction for $925k. Aurora got paid first ... and sent the remaining $192k to CNS to partially satisfy the … [Read more...] about ‘Martin’ Star Tisha Campbell — $400k Lawsuit Over STUPID Home Loan
Breaking News Getty Justin Verlander's super famous wife, Kate Upton, was BLASTED on social media after she tweeted about a controversial call in Tuesday's World Series ... and she fired back by callin' her critics misogynists!! Late in Game 6 of the Astros-Nationals series ... Nats SS Trea Turner hit a ground ball to the pitcher, and while he scooted his way toward first base, he was ruled OUT for not running within the baseline. The call was IMMEDIATELY panned by almost everyone watching the game ... but to Kate -- who was sitting just a few rows behind home plate -- she thought it was the correct ruling. "He wasn’t within the base path," Verlander's wife said. "Those who don’t know the rule you HAVE to run inside the 2 lines. Not sure why the review is taking so long..." He wasn’t within the base path. Those who don’t know the rule you HAVE to run inside the 2 lines. Not sure why the review is taking so long... pic.twitter.com/SzUJTA4L70— Kate … [Read more...] about Kate Upton Blasted Over World Series Rule Tweet, You’re All Misogynists!
BAFTA has revealed the shortlisted films in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer category. Lauded documentary For Sama and gang drama Blue Story make the cut. Scroll down for the full list. The award was previously known as the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a British Writer, Director or Producer in their First Feature Film. The winners is chosen by a jury. The shortlist for the two other BAFTA jury categories – British Short Film and British Short Animation – will be announced tomorrow. Marc Samuelson, Chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee said, “New talent is the lifeblood of the British film industry. This shortlist of ten films shines a light on a diverse group of talented debut British filmmakers who demonstrate that the future of British film is in good hands.” Related Story 'For Sama', 'Leaving Neverland', 'Homecoming' Among IDA Awards Winners Nominations for all categories will be announced on … [Read more...] about BAFTA: ‘For Sama’, ‘Blue Story’ & Karen Gillan Pic Among Shortlist For Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
UK writer-director Sally Potter will receive the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film at the 40th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. Previous winners of the accolade include Michael Caine, Judi Dench, Quentin Tarantino, Isabelle Huppert, Kate Winslet and Pedro Almodovar. London-born Potter made her first 8mm short film at age 14, and then in 1983 wrote and directed her first feature The Gold Diggers, starring Julie Christie. Her breakthrough film was the 1992 Oscar-nominated drama Orlando, based on the Virginia Woolf novel and starring Tilda Swinton in her breakout role. Subsequent features include the BAFTA-nominated The Tango Lesson (1997), in which she starred as a filmmaker named Sally, The Man Who Cried (2000) with Cate Blanchett and Johnny Depp, Yes (2004) with Joan Allen, Rage (2009) with an all-star cast led by Judi Dench, Ginger & Rosa (2012) with Elle Fanning and Alice Englert, and comedy-drama The Party (2017) with Kristin Scott Thomas, … [Read more...] about Sally Potter To Receive Top Honor At London Critics’ Circle Film Awards