Screen Junkies » Greta Gerwig http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:42:48 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Eva Mendes, Greta Gerwig Talking About Meeting ‘Beyond The Pines’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eva-mendes-greta-gerwig-talking-about-meeting-beyond-the-pines/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/eva-mendes-greta-gerwig-talking-about-meeting-beyond-the-pines/#comments Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:43:30 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=216036 It's their favorite secret place.

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Eva Mendes is already set to star alongside Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond The Pines, while Greta Gerwig is in talks to get in on whatever stuff goes on there. The drama, directed by Blue Valentine’s Derek Cianfrance, “tracks the tragic consequences of a showdown between a motorcycle rider-turned-bank robber (Gosling) and a cop-turned politician (Cooper). Mendes will play the robber’s love interest and mother of his child, and Gerwig is in talks to play the politician’s wife.” Two sexy, powerful wives defending the honor of their men? Sign me up for that cat fight. Eva’s a crafty one, though. She’ll offer up those pouty lips, and then pull a shiv out of her pigtail. My cousin’s best friend knows a guy who said so.

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Does ‘Lola Versus’ Have Orlando Bloom’s Bow? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/does-lola-versus-have-orlando-blooms-bow/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/does-lola-versus-have-orlando-blooms-bow/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 00:55:09 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210104 Bloom has two 'Hobbit' movies to make, but I guess Legolas doesn't have too big a role, because he might wedge the terrible sounding romantic comedy 'Lola Versus' with Greta Gerwig into his schedule.

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Orlando Bloom has Hobbit movies to make, but I guess Legolas doesn’t have too big a role, because he might wedge a terrible sounding romantic comedy into his schedule.

Bloom may star alongside Greta Gerwig (Arthur) in Fox Searchlight‘s Lola Versus, directed by Daryl Wein, written by Wein & Zoe Lister-Jones, and Jones who will co-star. One of the perks of writing the script is penning a part and being like, “hmm, you know who’d be great for this? …Me.

The romantic comedy is about a girl who gets dumped at the alter by her college sweetheart, then goes on a journey as a single woman. The ticking clock is: she’s about to turn 30. I can hear you gasping through the internet. Maybe Bloom will play the guy who helps her on her journey, and turns out to be “the one.” That’s a twist you’d never see coming. Or, you know, the opposite of that.

In June, the production team hopes to begin shooting in New York. (Variety)

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Review: Arthur http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-arthur/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-arthur/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:56:35 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205866 You won’t mind watching it because of Brand and Mirren, and Gerwig is sweet, but there’s nothing memorable or hilarious.

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Russell Brand and Helen Mirren are so good, it makes Arthur entertaining. It’s still the same old contrived Hollywood formula, and it’s not a particularly good version of it, but Brand and Mirren have fun throughout.

In case this seems like an original idea to you, Arthur (Brand) is a billionaire heir to the Bach Worldwide corporation. He gets into trouble dressing as Batman and crashing a Batmobile, which embarrasses his mother Vivienne. Vivienne plans to marry him off to Susan (Jennifer Garner), otherwise she’ll cut him off. It’s at that exact point in his life and the story that he meets whimsical Grand Central Terminal tour guide Naomi (Greta Gerwig). So he’s torn between keeping his money and going with his heart, and his nanny Hobson (Mirren) tries to steer him right.

This is mainly a collection of contrived set pieces, but that’s where Brand does his best work. He goes all out in the proposal dinner scene and doesn’t miss an opportunity to jump around, be foolish or slip in a clever joke. Brand is having fun sneering at the formula he’s stuck in, down to Arthur’s stint working in a candy store.

Hobson is funny despite being pretty mean. Calling women streetwalkers and tarts is just bullying, but Mirren is so classy she pulls off the humor in it. Her references to spoilers are more appreciated than putdowns. Susan is a totally one dimensional villain obsessed with money and status. Her drunk dominatrix schtick is beneath Garner.

Arthur is a good character. As much of his recklessness is selfless, giving away money or helping people achieve their dreams, as the other half is hedonistic. He does want noble things like conversation in a relationship, so the physical promises Susan makes actually offend his sensibilities.

The only modern touches are a brief mention of the recession and an upskirt (upkilt) shot of Arthur’s blurred out junk. I guess you could also count how this remake does what all Hollywood comedies do now and goes all serious. But the movie doesn’t seem to know when Arthur’s learned his lesson so it keeps getting serious and goes way past heartwarming. Then it takes so long to work out the plot with a wedding, running around Queens naked and another whole montage.

You won’t mind watching Arthur because of Brand and Mirren, and Gerwig is sweet, but there’s nothing memorable or hilarious. It’s just pleasant enough, which can be fine. Sometimes we just want to see pretty people have fun. That’s all this Arthur is.

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‘Arthur’ Trailer Boasts More Of Brand’s Cheekiness http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/arthur-trailer-boasts-brand-new-footage-of-russells-cheekiness/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/arthur-trailer-boasts-brand-new-footage-of-russells-cheekiness/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:13:00 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=26165 Hide your tea, hide your crumpets, because Russell Brand is getting DOWNRIGHT CHEEKY all over errybody in this first trailer for the upcoming remake of 'Arthur'.

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That’s right, Russell Brand is downright cheeky in this first trailer for the upcoming remake of Dudley Moore’s Arthur. I know, I was as surprised as you are, but there it is: cheekiness on display. Brand in a bathtub: cheeky. Brand on a horse: cheeky. Brand in a Batman costume: cheeky overload. It’s unsure how actually funny the film (or Brand) will be, but one thing is for sure: when you mix the guy who has sex with Katy Perry with Helen Mirren, Luis Guzman, Greta Gerwig, and source material from the legendary Dudley Moore, things are going to get… cheeky. Arthur is in (cheeky) theaters everywhere April 8th.

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