Screen Junkies » courteney cox http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 11 Famous Actors and Their Embarrassing Early Film Roles http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/11-famous-actors-and-their-embarrassing-early-film-roles/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/11-famous-actors-and-their-embarrassing-early-film-roles/#comments Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:17:15 +0000 DustinSeibert http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=264053 These actors all make millions of dollars now, but boy did they start out in some stinkers.

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Brad Pitt, in addition to being a personal lubricant for any woman over the age of 20, is one of the generation’s most respected actors, having logged decades worth of Oscar-quality films.

But as with many actors of his caliber, his start was less auspicious — there are a bunch of late-’80s and ’90s stinkers with his young, beautiful mug in them. Some actors get lucky right out the gate (see: Jennifer Lawrence), but most actors that anyone cares about had to slog through bit parts in horrible movies to make a name.

In a cutthroat industry like Hollywood, we shouldn’t chastise them. Hell, we all gotta make rent. But that doesn’t make it any less schadenfreudelicious to look back on some of the awful early roles of actors who can now buy and sell us several times over.

Jennifer AnistonLeprechaun (1993) No one will pretend for a second that Jennifer Aniston has any cred as a “meaningful actress” — I’m guessing her shot at Oscar glory is as unlikely as her chances at a meaningful long-term relationship. But one year before she became Rachel Greene, she starred with Willow in horror comedy Leprechaun. This series is still cranking out sequels and prequels; no telling if she’s gonna add to her rumored $11o million net worth by reprising her role.

Leonardo DiCaprio – Critters 3 (1991) The funniest thing about this role is the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio pretty much looks like the same 17-year-old punk 23 years later. Still, it’s funny to see Martin Scorsese‘s go-to actor competing with a bunch of nasty Furbies with sharp teeth in the second sequel to an 80s B-movie franchise. Unfortunately, Leo makes it through the film without getting his punchable face chewed through.

Steve Carell – Curly Sue (1991) Steve Carell is the most aiiight comedian on the face of the earth, so I’m not sure if anyone missed much from his quick, nobody role as a waiter in this charming early-1990s vehicle for the surviving Belushi brother.

Damon WayansBeverly Hills Cop (1984) The funniest Wayans brother (by far) offers Eddie Murphy his bananas in a pretty funny bit role that served as something of a predecessor to his Men on Film bit on In Living Color. 

Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger – Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) This movie is indescribably bad, and features a pre-”awright, awright, awright” McConaughey basically being an evil redneck to Zellweger’s obnoxious, interminably screaming minx. Don’t watch this. Consider yourself warned.

Continue to the next page for the very humble beginnings of Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Angelina Jolie, and more…

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Review: Scream 4 http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-scream-4/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-scream-4/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2011 15:58:14 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206358 It’s got all the hallmarks of the series we love to see again and we get to catch up with all the characters, but it feels forced and uninspired.

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Scream 4 is typical of a sequel that comes long after the previous franchise in an attempt to bring it back. It’s got all the hallmarks of the series we love to see again and we get to catch up with all the characters, but it feels forced and uninspired.

The next generation of Woodsboro catches up with Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) on the anniversary of the original murders. Kids have erected Ghostfaces all over the city street lamps. Killings start again, but it’s the young generation that interprets the rules now.

I totally realize that I’m too old for this movie. Scream 4 is for the internet generation, and I’ve kept up as best I could, but I am simply not the person a movie about webcam and found footage is for. That’s for them. So maybe this is the Scream 1 for a new generation.

I still think the statement is too on the nose. It’s not a satire of the web generation, and they barely address what it means to the Scream formula when everybody has their own personal cell phone. The film simply identifies their habits, but that’s not a commentary. Plus, webcam boys Robbie (Erik Knudsen) and Charlie (Rory Culkin) are no Randy.

The opening sequence manages to surprise the audience and go meta. It’s not organic to any kind of storytelling, but it’s adjusting the formula to a generation built on texting and apps so it’s fun. When they talk about torture porn and Saw movies, I definitely feel like they don’t actually understand that genre like the screenwriter understood slasher movies. They just mention the talking points. Hard to know whether that’s Kevin Williamson or Ehren Kruger. And having the girls watch Shaun of the Dead? No. Just no.

It’s still a mystery, which is a strength of sorts to keep telling stories and guessing games. They’ve got 7 Saws to compete with now though. A scene in the car introducing Jill (Emma Roberts), Kirby (Hayden Panettiere) and Olivia (Marielle Jaffe) is just blatant exposition, no matter how many references they drop in the dialogue. We do get to find out who directed Stab so that’s funny.

There is an unintended meta effect about Gale (Courteney Cox) and Dewey (David Arquette). When Gale and Dewey have relationship conflict, it becomes really uncomfortable to watch. They can’t help that, but it’s a powerful unintentional comment on how the media affects our viewing.

It’s weird, thinking about Scream 4 intellectually, it feels like everything is right and it should work. I just know I wasn’t connecting. I actually liked Scream 3. I liked the meta of setting it on the movie set where they’re making the movie version of the story we’re watching, and Jay and Silent Bob go on the studio tour. I also like in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back where Wes Craven is directing Scream 4 and the killer turns out to be the monkey.

I think Detention ruined me for Scream 4. That’s the new meta self-referential masterpiece, but no one else has seen it yet. Maybe I’ll appreciate Scream 4 some day, in a cultural vacuum or historical context. It took me 13 years to finally appreciate Scream 2. Next time I watch them all back to back, it may fall into place, so there’s hope.

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Watch a Bootlegged ‘Scream 4′ Teaser Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/watch-a-bootlegged-scream-4-teaser-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/watch-a-bootlegged-scream-4-teaser-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Good news for people who like horror movies and, or crappy bootlegs. Some guy took a video of the new teaser trailer for Scream 4 using his cellphone and posted it online for all to enjoy. The footage was taken at Spike's Scream Awards, which I can only assume was held in Scream City, over on Scream street. You know, in the Scream district. At any rate, it's a little shaky, but it's still a first look, so quit complaining. (Cinema Blend) Cram a shaky Scream 4 trailer into your eye holes after the jump.

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Good news for people who like horror movies and, or crappy bootlegs. Some guy took a video of the new teaser trailer for Scream 4 using his cellphone and posted it online for all to enjoy.

The footage was taken at Spike’s Scream Awards, which I can only assume was held in Scream City, over on Scream street. You know, in the Scream district. At any rate, it’s a little shaky, but it’s still a first look, so quit complaining. (Cinema Blend)

Cram a shaky Scream 4 trailer into your eye holes after the jump.

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‘Cougar Town’ Actress Courteney Cox http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cougar-town-actress-courteney-cox/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/cougar-town-actress-courteney-cox/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2009 19:01:14 +0000 Defy Media Courteney Cox is 45 and still smokin' hot. There's something about dark hair and piercing blue eyes that makes me feel all funny in my nether regions. You can currently see Courteney playing the appropriate role of a cougar in Cougar Town on ABC. A word from Courteney: "I don't think I'm too thin at all. I understand when people say, 'Well your face gets gaunt."Don't listen to them, Cox! You're beau--hehehe. Cox...Check out more maturely hot pics after the jump.

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Courteney Cox is 45 and still smokin’ hot. There’s something about dark hair and piercing blue eyes that makes me feel all funny in my nether regions. You can currently see Courteney playing the appropriate role of a cougar in Cougar Town on ABC.

A word from Courteney: “I don’t think I’m too thin at all. I understand when people say, ‘Well your face gets gaunt.”

Don’t listen to them, Cox! You’re beau–hehehe. Cox…

Check out more maturely hot pics after the jump.

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COUGAR TOWN http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/cougar-town/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/shows/cougar-town/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Network: ABCCreators: Kevin Biegel & Bill LawrenceCast: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy PhilippsSynopsis: A recently divorced woman decides to find some excitement in her dating life.

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Network: ABC

Creators: Kevin Biegel & Bill Lawrence

Cast: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps

Synopsis: A recently divorced woman decides to find some excitement in her dating life.

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