Screen Junkies » amber tamblyn http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:37:31 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Two And A Half Men’ Has A New Half-Man. And It’s A Young Lesbian. Shocking. http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/two-and-a-half-men-has-a-new-half-man-and-its-a-young-lesbian-shocking/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/two-and-a-half-men-has-a-new-half-man-and-its-a-young-lesbian-shocking/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:13:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256340 Looking forward to the tasteful jokes.

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“And then there was only Cryer.” Ok. Not really, but he is the only original star left. Angus T. Jones has left the show, leaving a giant hole which needs to be filled by a half-man.

Jones left the show after speaking out in several YouTube bible videos about how he felt the show was “filth.” He was right, but, come on Angus, you can’t say that while you’re still collecting paychecks.

Apparently Jones agreed, as he’s quit the show, leaving it in need of roughly 50% of a man. A lesbian! Of course! Amber Tamblyn will play a lesbian who might also be Sheen’s illegitimate daughter. Yay?

That’s pretty much it. There’s gonna be a lesbian on the show, and that lesbian is going to be Amber Tamblyn. It’s hard to feel strongly one way or another here.

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Amber Tamblyn Butts Heads With ‘House’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amber-tamblyn-talks-butting-heads-with-house/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amber-tamblyn-talks-butting-heads-with-house/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:44:06 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=7254 I got to see the next two episodes of “House” with guest star Amber Tamblyn as new hire Martha M. Masters. She’s a foil to House’s (Hugh Laurie) abrasive antics because she believes in pure honesty and ethics. Tamblyn revealed in a conference call the other day that there really is a Martha M. Masters.

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I got to see the next two episodes of “House” with guest star Amber Tamblyn as new hire Martha M. Masters. She’s a foil to House’s (Hugh Laurie) abrasive antics because she believes in pure honesty and ethics. Tamblyn revealed in a conference call the other day that there really is a Martha M. Masters.

“She’s sort of an homage to my very, very good friend Martha in real life,” Tamblyn said. “I’ve known her my entire life for 25 years since we were babies. I think I know her so well I can put a lot into that. She is a med student and she’s very much like this character. I’m not saying anything out of turn or mean, she’s very brilliant but can be socially awkward. I think that David Shore has still not met the real Martha M. Masters but has written this character so well.”

Masters will have some outrageous tactics of her own. It won’t come from a confident, manipulative place like House, but it sounds like good television. “When [Shore] writes in Martha using her period as a metaphor to get someone to donate a kidney to her sister, the fact that Martha does that, she doesn’t know what is socially acceptable or not. To not look like such a dork, she hasn’t learned that yet. She’s too much in her intellectual brain. She’s not socially grown yet so I think that’ll be a great thing to watch her learn how to do. I love the fact that she is so filled with non sequiturs. That to me is fun, to try to act the fact that when Martha is not talking about scientific or medical things, when she’s just trying to talk to somebody about their life or her life that it just comes out in non sequitur sentences and really bad, poorly judged metaphors. I love her awkwardness, how incredible awkward she is. It just gives the character so much potential to grow.”

TV’s Masters doesn’t like breaking into patient’s houses or lying to them to protect the most effective treatment. That’s a great conflict for House, but Tamblyn is actually on the good doctor’s side.

“I probably would go the House route. I’d probably try to make whatever the best outcome is happen, regardless of the true things. I think truth is objective and I agree that everybody lies.”

Cuddy made House hire Masters to get a woman on the team since 13 left. Maybe there’s a little more to it too. “I think you’re going to see someone who has been so much in the world of academia and knowledge and accumulating knowledge that she really never progresses or matured in a social sense. So you’re going to see someone that has a hard time communicating on the most basic levels, which I think is common for people who are highly intelligent people. I think Martha may even have Asperger’s which we’ve talked about. I know House definitely does. It’s like a young version of him but she believes so strongly in the ethics of truth telling to a point. Just in the same way that he believes that lying can help you find the truth to a fault. So the two of them have really distinctive ideas to get to the same things. You’re going to see her try to come into the real world for the first time. It’s going to be pretty intense for her.”

Perhaps there’s more of a connection between Masters and Cuddy than we realize at first. “I do think she is sort of a young Cuddy, an extremist version of Cuddy in a certain way which is probably why Cuddy brought her on. I think House says that I remind her of herself but Lisa [Edelstein]’s amazing. She’s great. She’s very funny. She’s very health oriented. I’m learning a lot of health things from her. She’s a very interesting woman and incredibly gorgeous. She’s gorgeous on screen but in real life she’s the real deal. Her skin is insanely flawless.”

Most importantly, Masters will continue to annoy House. I can’t wait to see how House retaliates. “It was absolutely delicious. I annoy him and I fascinate him. The two characters both annoy and fascinate each other and I think House probably even sees a little bit of himself in her, except the opposite. He’s usually mean and she’s overly nice. Both make for funny television.”

“House” returns with new episodes Monday, Nov. 8.

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Review: ‘House’ Nov 8th Episode ‘Office Politics’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/review-house-nov-8th-episode-office-politics/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/review-house-nov-8th-episode-office-politics/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 There’s no new “House” while Fox has baseball to run, but I got the next two new episodes in advance. I get my “House” fix and I can satisfy you with a little tease too, but I promise no spoilers beyond what you’d find in TV Guide. The patient in “Office Politics” is a political campaign advisor (Jack Coleman). It’s HRG from “Heroes” playing another manipulative politician. His reaction to House’s tactics is refreshingly simpatico. It’s interesting to see a patient who agrees with House’s methods, not that it makes the diagnosis any easier. More after the jump...

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There’s no new “House” while Fox has baseball to run, but I got the next two new episodes in advance. I get my “House” fix and I can satisfy you with a little tease too, but I promise no spoilers beyond what you’d find in TV Guide.

The patient in “Office Politics” is a political campaign advisor (Jack Coleman). It’s HRG from “Heroes” playing another manipulative politician. His reaction to House’s tactics is refreshingly simpatico. It’s interesting to see a patient who agrees with House’s methods, not that it makes the diagnosis any easier.

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The major guest star though is Amber Tamblyn as Martha M. Masters, the medical student who Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) wants House to hire. In the first of several appearances that have been reported, Tamblyn is adorable as a shy, nervous newbie. Of course House tests her right away by having two simultaneous conversations, as they tend to do.

Masters fuels two parallel storylines in this episode. In one, she has moral issues with House’s tactics, from breaking and entering to lying to patients. This has come up before, so it may be familiar, but Masters is a good new character to engage in the constant push/pull with House. His ongoing acceptance/rejection/acceptance of her is the classic “House” rhythm.

The other storyline is the team’s reaction to Masters. Taub (Peter Jacobson) doesn’t like her, and Foreman (Omar Epps) gets in on messing with Taub over it. The Foreman vs. Taub subplot gets pretty awesome.

This episode represents a new thread for the season. It’s off of House and Cuddy’s relationship for a while, although that does color his treatment of her new hire. The ongoing challenge of Masters’ morals versus House’s experience will be interesting to watch play out.

Follow me on Twitter @FredTopel to discuss “House,” especially after this episode airs Nov. 8 and you have all the details. I’ll have a review of Nov. 15’s episode as soon as this one airs, and follow @ScreenJunkies for a heads up on all our “House” news.
 

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Review: 127 Hours http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-127-hours/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-127-hours/#comments Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:42:32 +0000 Defy Media Here it is, folks: the arm cutting movie. You’ve heard about it. It’s true. There’s a lot to this story, but you know it as the arm cutting movie. Personally, I think they should do a double feature of 27 Dresses and 127 Hours. In either order. More after the jump...

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Here it is, folks: the arm cutting movie. You’ve heard about it. It’s true. There’s a lot to this story, but you know it as the arm cutting movie. Personally, I think they should do a double feature of 27 Dresses and 127 Hours. In either order.

More after the jump…

Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) true story comes to life in Danny Boyle style. Even before Aron goes climbing, Boyle cuts together split screen shots of his preparation. He gets shots from inside a water bottle or inside the video camera as the servos spin. Even the adjustment of music volume adds an exciting layer to the editing.

There are awesome shots of Aron biking the canyon. This movie will certainly look great on Blu Ray. As Aron guides novice hikers Kristi (Kate Mara) and Megan (Amber Tamblyn) squeezing through a crevice, it’s more suspenseful than any action movie. The way Boyle has a camera follow Aron is amazing. It’s fast and smooth. He doesn’t even resort to shaky handheld.

Aron is charming with women, playing somewhere between a rugged savior and a scary mountain man. He’s not incompetent at all. Aron practically owns nature. It’s a total fluke that he gets pinned under a rock and he’s more surprised than anyone.

Here’s where the style really kicks in. The rest of the movie is going to be just Aron by himself dealing with the situation, trying everything he can until the inevitable solution, and somehow keeping us entertained for another 70 or so minutes.

First Aron lays out all of his supplies so we know exactly what he’s working with. Everything he tries to do is all visual, conveyed through the camera. He creates some of his own problems too, like when he drops the knife. Spoiler alert, the knife comes back in the end.

The way he finds a way to sleep is brilliant. That didn’t even occur to me. My mind was on the bathroom issues, which he addresses also. There are more issues to Aron’s situation than would immediately come to mind, so there’s plenty of excitement for the whole movie.

The film explores Aron’s dreams, which would seem like a cheat in some stories, but not here. I don’t think there was any shortage of real world drama to portray, but the way 127 Hours represents his dreams gives us a clear visual look into Aron’s mind. There are some beautiful, surreal visual effects.

It also avoids the inner monologue trap. When Aron finally devolves into a self dialogue, Boyle portrays three distinct personalities with a unique camera angle and footage style for each one.

Then it happens. There’s one particular detail that makes it extra squirmy, but it’s just realistic. It had to be done (in real life) and it has to be shown, otherwise the whole movie is B.S. You don’t get the triumph of human survival without the brutal reality of Aron’s sacrifice. Don’t be afraid to look. It’s good for you.

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’127 Hours’ Trailer Adds Visual Flair to Utter Misery http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/127-hours-trailer-adds-visual-flair-to-utter-misery/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/127-hours-trailer-adds-visual-flair-to-utter-misery/#comments Thu, 07 Oct 2010 20:27:09 +0000 Reza F. “This suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks!” Fox Searchlight has dropped the new trailer for Danny Boyle‘s 127 hours. The film stars James Franco as Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who didn’t tell anyone he...

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“This suuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks!”

Fox Searchlight has dropped the new trailer for Danny Boyle‘s 127 hours. The film stars James Franco as Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who didn’t tell anyone he was going out into the wilderness and then got his arm caught inbetween rocks for 127 hours before cutting it off. As Aron says in the trailer, “Oops.”

The new trailer shows how the story jumps around from Aron documenting his experience and memories into his camcorder and flashbacks that illustrate those memories. The visuals are very Danny Boyle. I just hope they’re enough to sustain a movie about a guy trapped in a crevice.

Check out the trailer after the jump…


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No Arms Get Cut Off In This ’127 Hours’ Clip http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-arms-get-cut-off-in-this-127-hours-clip/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/no-arms-get-cut-off-in-this-127-hours-clip/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Warning: This clip from Danny Boyle's 127 Hours doesn't contain any of James Franco's arms getting cut off. Warning: It does contain Kate Mara getting wet. If you believe the latter might make you faint or nauseous I suggest you go no further. Audience members at the Telluride and the Toronto Film Festivals have been passing out and seizing do to the graphic nature of 127 Hours. The movie is about a dude who has to cut off his own arm after it gets really REALLY stuck in crevice **resists urge to make crevice joke**. If you know you can't handle that, why would you go see it?! Stay for the first half with the swimming and laughing, and leave once the screaming starts.  Check out the clip after the jump...

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Warning: This clip from Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours doesn’t contain any of James Franco’s arms getting cut off. Warning: It does contain Kate Mara getting wet. If you believe the latter might make you faint or nauseous I suggest you go no further.

Audience members at the Telluride and the Toronto Film Festivals have been passing out and seizing do to the graphic nature of 127 Hours. The movie is about a dude who has to cut off his own arm after it gets really REALLY stuck in crevice **resists urge to make crevice joke**. If you know you can’t handle that, why would you go see it?! Stay for the first half with the swimming and laughing, and leave once the screaming starts. 

Check out the clip after the jump…

 

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’127 Hours’ Teaser Trailer Quickly Goes from Laughs to Screams http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/127-hours-teaser-trailer-quickly-goes-from-laughs-to-screams/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/127-hours-teaser-trailer-quickly-goes-from-laughs-to-screams/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "F**********************CK!" Fox Searchlight has dropped the trailer for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. James Franco stars as Aron Ralston, the climber who amputated his own arm after bring trapped between rocks for almost five days. It's one of those feel good movies. At least the parts with Kata Mara. Simon Beaufoy, who also worked with Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire, wrote the screenplay, and has said that there is no dialogue for an entire hour of the story. Psssshhhh, nice job "writing," Simon. Can we get serious for a second though? I'm excited to see this film. I love the energy and unique storytelling of Slumdog, and I hope 127 Hours brings the same entertainment value without inducing too many cringes. Crushed appendages are just plain yucky. But fortitude in dire straits is yummy. 127 Hours hits theaters November 5, 2010. Check out the trailer after the jump...

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"F**********************CK!"

Fox Searchlight has dropped the trailer for Danny Boyle‘s 127 Hours. James Franco stars as Aron Ralston, the climber who amputated his own arm after bring trapped between rocks for almost five days. It’s one of those feel good movies. At least the parts with Kata Mara.

Simon Beaufoy, who also worked with Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire, wrote the screenplay, and has said that there is no dialogue for an entire hour of the story. Psssshhhh, nice job "writing," Simon. Can we get serious for a second though? I’m excited to see this film. I love the energy and unique storytelling of Slumdog, and I hope 127 Hours brings the same entertainment value without inducing too many cringes. Crushed appendages are just plain yucky. But fortitude in dire straits is yummy.

127 Hours hits theaters November 5, 2010.

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Kate Mara (and Amber Tamblyn) Add Sexiness to ’127 Hours’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kate-mara-and-amber-tamblyn-add-sexiness-to-127-hours/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/kate-mara-and-amber-tamblyn-add-sexiness-to-127-hours/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Uber spicy redhead Kata Mara, and that girl who dies in the beginning of The Ring (Amber Tamblyn), are in talks to co-star alongside James Franco in 127 Hours, Danny Boyle's follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire. The film tells the story of Aron Ralston, a cautionary tale for anyone who plans to go out in the unforgiving wilderness alone and refuses to entertain the possibility they might have to cut their arm off after a boulder claims it for five hours straight. Mara and Tamblyn would play two hikers Aron meets before the antagonist (a large rock) has his way with the adventurer. If only Aron's quest involved finding his way home to Mara. Hell, I'd give my right arm to run the fingers of my left hand through her flowing locks. I think she'd find my insensitivity extremely attractive. (/Film)

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Uber spicy redhead Kata Mara, and that girl who dies in the beginning of The Ring (Amber Tamblyn), are in talks to co-star alongside James Franco in 127 Hours, Danny Boyle‘s follow-up to Slumdog Millionaire. The film tells the story of Aron Ralston, a cautionary tale for anyone who plans to go out in the unforgiving wilderness alone and refuses to entertain the possibility they might have to cut their arm off after a boulder claims it for five hours straight. Mara and Tamblyn would play two hikers Aron meets before the antagonist (a large rock) has his way with the adventurer. If only Aron’s quest involved finding his way home to Mara. Hell, I’d give my right arm to run the fingers of my left hand through her flowing locks. I think she’d find my insensitivity extremely attractive. (/Film)

 

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