Screen Junkies » amanda bynes http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:35:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Semi-Retired Amanda Bynes Is Not At All Retired From Driving Drunk, Enlists Obama’s Help http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/semi-retired-amanda-bynes-is-not-at-all-retired-from-driving-drunk-enlists-obamas-help/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/semi-retired-amanda-bynes-is-not-at-all-retired-from-driving-drunk-enlists-obamas-help/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:42:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249124 Do your job and FIRE THIS MAN, OBAMA!

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You know what the best thing about Twitter is? You can get your message to anyone, even the President of the United States, no matter how misguided and/or trivial your message may be. I am still learning this. Amanda Bynes already knows this.

That’s the only explanation for her tweet to @barackobama asking him to fire the officer who arrested her for drunk driving. In these words: “Hey @BarackObama‚Ķ I don’t drink. Please fire the cop who arrested me. I also don’t hit and run. The end.”

I’m offput by her proper use of grammar, but once we all get past her adequate grasp of the English language, we can resume being shocked by the nature of her request. As of press time, Barack Obama hasn’t responded, which leads the entire nation to believe that the president has lost his phone, because why wouldn’t he have responded to this if he still had his phone?

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Review: ‘Easy A’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-easy-a/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-easy-a/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Easy A is Can’t Buy Me Love for the Mean Girls generation. It knows it and it references that movie and other ‘80s classics, but Can’t Buy Me Love is...

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Easy A is Can’t Buy Me Love for the Mean Girls generation. It knows it and it references that movie and other ‘80s classics, but Can’t Buy Me Love is the accurate one because it’s really about changing people’s lives. There are consequences in this one too, and that’s what makes it so much better than the average teen movie.

Olive (Emma Stone) opens the movie pointing out the cliché of the lonely insecure geek in high school movie. Score one, Olive. Yes, Stone is too pretty and engaging to be a reject, but they’re acknowledging it’s a movie, and also that she’s not so egotistical to think her story is special. It’s just the story she’s telling.

At least this high school heroine is intelligent, well spoken and mature. The film is really smart, beginning with the language it uses. It’s nice to hear characters use words that mean the things they’re saying. The dialogue is clever and the films characters deal with things and make decisions. They’re better than real life people, but that’s what we go to movies for. A lot of the edits don’t match but it doesn’t matter because the dialogue is so snappy it bridges the shots.

There’s a real good deed in the mess Olive gets into. She starts a rumor that she’s promiscuous and ends up getting some attention, but what it becomes is really helping people who need to be accepted. There are a lot of socially needy kids in high school and her rumors help them shed their stigmas. It’s sensitive about issues like homosexuality and obesity without being condescending and playing it safe either.

There’s real sincerity under all the farce and that’s what makes it work. The film addresses the serious side of Olive’s scam in a meaningful way. It’s subtle in good places where you can understand what happened and appreciate the actors without making a scene about it.

The movie also educates kids on Nathanial Hawthorne’s classic novel The Scarlett Letter, so it’s educational. It’s also a long overdue commentary on the Demi Moore remake, although Olive seems mor hung up on the nudity and her accent. The real craziness of that remake was the Native American attack and Hester Prynne action heroics.

This is a true vehicle for Stone. She plays up the tart role, and she makes Olive sexy but never quite inappropriate. She does the mean girl well but most importantly, the real Olive is the one we like the best. She’s smart, funny and so awesome you completely understand how she’s too good for anyone at that school. Stone even sells the cliché of dancing alone in her room singing into a hairbrush. There may not have been a hairbrush this time. I just assume there was because there always is.

All the other actors elevate their characters too. The idiot high school types are cute. They’re not obnoxious and I believe the roles they’v taken on in the social hierarchy. I look back, I get it, I smile. I believe that a high school floozy is proud of her big tits, and my heart goes out to her. I want to be nice to her and build her up so that she learns she also has a great ass.

The cool parents really are cool too. It helps that they hired accomplished actors who are aware of the parenting clichés. They’re involved with their kids but not egotistical about stepping in and making everything better.

Easy A is the teen movie of the decade. I may have to start counting that decade this year but I’d go back 10 years also. I liked it more than Mean Girls or Superbad. Slightly. It really spoke to me in a multi-layered way so I’m happy to lavish it with praise.
 

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Amanda Bynes Is Done With Acting http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amanda-bynes-is-done-with-acting/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/amanda-bynes-is-done-with-acting/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Hey Fellas, here's some news that may or may not affect you, depending on your taste in women and movies. Amanda Bynes announced over Twitter yesterday that she's had it with being an actress:Amanda tweeted, "I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been apart of I’ve only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play. Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem. If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it.”“I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired,” she added.Amanda stars in the upcoming Easy A with Emma Stone, and then I guess it's donesies for her. We reported earlier that she's been cast in the new Farrelly Brothers comedy Hall Pass alongside Owen Wilson and Jenna Fischer, but maybe the Farrellys drove her into retirement. A prosthetic penis prank was probably the straw that broke the camel's back. (GossipTeen)

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Hey Fellas, here’s some news that may or may not affect you, depending on your taste in women and movies. Amanda Bynes announced over Twitter yesterday that she’s had it with being an actress:

Amanda tweeted, "I’ve never written the movies & tv shows I’ve been apart of I’ve only acted like the characters the producers or directors wanted me to play. Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem. If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it.”

“I kno 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first I’ve #retired,” she added.

Amanda stars in the upcoming Easy A with Emma Stone, and then I guess it’s donesies for her. We reported earlier that she’s been cast in the new Farrell Brothers comedy Hall Pass alongside Owen Wilson and Jenna Fischer, but maybe the Farrellys drove her into retirement. A prosthetic penis prank was probably the straw that broke the camel’s back. (GossipTeen)

 

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Emma Stone Learns Secret to Popularity In ‘Easy A’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/emma-stone-learns-secret-to-popularity-in-easy-a-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/emma-stone-learns-secret-to-popularity-in-easy-a-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Emma Stone steps out from behind the shadow of Anna Faris in an attempt to crown herself the new Anna Faris with Easy A. In the trailer, we see her pretend-boink her gay friend in a fool-proof plan to make him popular. She then has to deal with her own new found popularity, as she is quickly drafted by other nerds to pretend-spread her pretend-legs in order to launch their own popularity. Amanda Bynes also shows up as her nemesis. What the hell happened to her? How did she go from this to looking like she discovered the same meteorite as Peter Sarsgaard? Can Botox do that to a person? Check out the trailer after the jump...

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Emma Stone steps out from behind the shadow of Anna Faris in an attempt to crown herself the new Anna Faris with Easy A. In the trailer, we see her pretend-boink her gay friend in a fool-proof plan to make him popular. She then has to deal with her own new found popularity, as she is quickly drafted by other nerds to pretend-spread her pretend-legs in order to launch their own popularity. Amanda Bynes also shows up as her nemesis. What the hell happened to her? How did she go from this to looking like she discovered the same meteorite as Peter Sarsgaard? Can Botox do that to a person?

Check out the trailer after the jump…


Easy A — Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers

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Farrelly Brothers Cast Amanda Bynes in ‘Hall Pass’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/farrelly-brothers-cast-amanda-bynes-in-hall-pass/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/farrelly-brothers-cast-amanda-bynes-in-hall-pass/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 We've reported previously about the Farrelly Brothers upcoming Hall Pass. It's the comedy that stars Owen Wilson as a man given a pass by his wife, Jenna Fischer,¬† to pursue extra-marital ass-tappings for one week. Now there's word that child actor turned tappable-ass Amanda Bynes has joined the cast. Possibly as a young ass that will be granted tapping amnesty.That could be good but I've got an axe to grind with Bynes. She's one of those girls (Kaley Cuoco is another offender) who made goofy faces during their recent Maxim shoots. It's confusing for the penis. I hope she doesn't do that in bed. Like, all of a sudden she's winking at you while you're in the throws. She's definitely on my list and had better clean her act up if she wants to be on my other list. (Variety)

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We’ve reported previously about the Farrell Brothers upcoming Hall Pass. It’s the comedy that stars Owen Wilson as a man given a pass by his wife, Jenna Fischer,  to pursue extra-marital ass-tappings for one week. Now there’s word that child actor turned tappable-ass Amanda Bynes has joined the cast. Possibly as a young ass that will be granted tapping amnesty.

That could be good but I’ve got an axe to grind with Bynes. She’s one of those girls (Kaley Cuoco is another offender) who made goofy faces during their recent Maxim shoots. It’s confusing for the penis. I hope she doesn’t do that in bed. Like, all of a sudden she’s winking at you while you’re in the throws. She’s definitely on my list and had better clean her act up if she wants to be on my other list. (Variety)

 

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