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Remember Magic Mike? The intentionally campy and corny film from renowned director Steven Soderbergh? Strip away the intention and the renowned filmmaker, and force feed it to us every week like so much sexy, greasy foie gras, and you’ve got The Whole Shebang, a new pilot from Fox that finds Jennifer Garner, a soccer mom, taking over a strip club.

It’s worth noting that the show is a drama, which I assume means Garner will cry 30% more than if it was a comedy.

The pilot is from the writer of Butter, so let’s all go to Butter‘s Wikipedia page and see what they’re talking about.

Ok. Whatever. At least Ricky Martin will probably see some royalties off of “She Bangs” for this project. Any project that financially benefits Ricky Martin is ok in my book.

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Jennifer Garner’s Yard Has A Kid In ‘The Odd Life Of Timothy Green’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jennifer-garners-yard-has-a-kid-in-the-odd-life-of-timothy-green-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/jennifer-garners-yard-has-a-kid-in-the-odd-life-of-timothy-green-trailer/#comments Tue, 09 Aug 2011 20:25:36 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=224060 Disney doesn't understand where babies come from.

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I’m not sure that Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Garner understand where babies come from. In The Odd Life of Timothy Green, the couple is full of despair when they learn that they can’t conceive a child (they also recently Netflixed The Orphan, so adoption is out of the question), so the drive home and drunkenly write down the best qualities a child can have — athletic, artistic, ability to rock — and bury it in the garden Pet Sematary style.

Oh but what they find is far more gruesome. It’s their perfect kid that they had just geeked out over. But how is this so and who is this kid? And why are his arms so long?? We here at Screen Junkies feel it best that a child like this be turned over to the government for dissection. Just think of what we could learn from this strange visitor.

FUN FACT: If you watch this trailer in reverse, Jennifer Garner buries a child alive.

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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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Jennifer Garner http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/jennifer-garner/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/jennifer-garner/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2011 17:58:20 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=205215 Jennifer Garner has come a long way since her days of leather speedsuits and extended TV action sequences.

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Jennifer Garner has come a long way since her days of leather speedsuits and extended TV action sequences. The former “Alias” star, who still occasionally returns to the gun when prompted, has demonstrated an impressive range of roles throughout her career, bouncing from science ficition to romantic comedy, indie comedy, and more romantic comedy. She’ll be trying her hand at “remake of an eighties comedy” again with her role alongside Russell Brand in Arthur, out this week.

A word from Jennifer: “There’s something so interesting about the combination of vulnerability and being completely in control at the same time.”

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Jennifer Garner Set To Murder Miss Marple http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-garner-set-to-murder-miss-marple/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-garner-set-to-murder-miss-marple/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 02:59:25 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204151 Garner will star as the spinster sleuth in the Miss Marple reboot. Only she will no longer be a spinster and will wear a bikini at all times?

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So, let me see if I can understand the movie studio logic here. You’re Disney. You have the rights to Agatha Christie‘s famous elderly detective Miss Marple. This is good, because the property is widely-known and is therefore “pre-sold” with audiences. Plus, it’s a mystery series, so you have built-in franchise potential and that means you can solve the mystery of how to make sweet, sweet coin at the box office.

However, you have a problem. Who’s gonna want to see a movie about an old person? Let’s conveniently forget that Up made $738 million dollars for your studio. So, you need to completely undermine everything that’s important about the franchise and cast Jennifer Garner as Miss Marple. Yup, that just happened. Garner will star as the spinster sleuth in the Miss Marple reboot. She will probably wear a bikini and make a sly joke at the beginning about not being “some old lady.”

Yes, rather than create a whole new detective movie franchise for Garner, they wanted the somewhat known name “Miss Marple” so much that Disney was willing to murder the basic premise of the character. That’s my hypothesis anyway. Let’s bring in Inspector Poirot to solve this mystery, before Disney turns him into a schlubby slacker perfect for Seth Rogen. (Deadline)

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Judi Dench And Michelle Monaghan Together At Last! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-and-michelle-monaghan-want-better-living-through-chemistry/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/judi-dench-and-michelle-monaghan-want-better-living-through-chemistry/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:22:00 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26682 Judi Dench and Michelle Monaghan want 'Better Living Through Chemistry'.

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This weekend, unbeknownst to you, there were movie deals being signed in blood over at the European Film Market in Berlin. One of these deals involves a neo-noir thriller entitled Better Living Through Chemistry, which is now set to star Judi Dench and Michelle Monaghan. They’re joining Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Garner, who have been attached for a few months now. Here’s what the movie’s about:

“[A] pharmacist (Renner) who begins a prescription drug-fueled affair with a trophy wife (Garner) that leads to the two plotting to kill her husband.”

That sounds pretty cool, actually. The movie is to be written and directed by David Posamentier and Geoff Moore, probably during a 4-month prescription drug binge. I hope there’s Cialis involved! (The Playlist)

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Garfield, Garner, and Harden Are Going To Show Us How Tough Life Can Be http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/garfield-garner-and-harden-are-going-to-show-us-how-tough-life-can-be/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/garfield-garner-and-harden-are-going-to-show-us-how-tough-life-can-be/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:06:11 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25979 Oprah's so powerful that she can recommend a book in her book club, then 11 years later, like *that*, it will be made into a moderate-budget movie.

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Oprah’s so powerful that she can recommend a book in her book club, then 11 years later, like *that*, it will be made into a moderate-budget movie with megastar Marcia Gay Harden. This time around, the beneficiary of Oprah‘s stranglehold on female minds is Back Roads, by Tawni O’Dell. What are the odds that an author named “Tawni O’Dell” DOESN’T make Oprah‘s book club? A million to one? A billion?

Back Roads follows adolescent Harley Altmyer (who I believe wrote the Beverly Hills Cop theme song), while he is forced to care for his sisters after his mother is sent to jail for killing their abusive father. The book is set in Pennsylvania coal country, so one could expect a Winter’s Bone/The Deerhunter vibe from the bleak setting.  This light-hearted romp will feature Andrew Garfield as Harley, Jennifer Garner as the object of his lust, Callie, and Marcia Gay Harden as Harley’s therapist. Veteran helmer Adrian Lyne (Unfaithful, Fatal Attraction) will direct the adaptation. Bring on the laughs!

While I always take anything Oprah does with a grain of salt, her minions are generally pretty good at picking out books, and both the cast and plot sound engaging, so I’m gonna go ahead and give this news two loud “You Go, Girl”s (Coming Soon)

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Jennifer Garner Signs On for ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ and ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-garner-signs-on-for-better-living-through-chemistry-and-the-odd-life-of-timothy-green/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-garner-signs-on-for-better-living-through-chemistry-and-the-odd-life-of-timothy-green/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Everyone wants a piece of that Jennifer Garner ass! Ahem, I mean talent. The in demand actress is in talks to star in Better Living Through Chemistry opposite Jeremy Renner, another actor who's grabbin' up roles. Garner has also signed on for The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Dolla dolla bills, ya'll. Gotta support those Affleck kids somehow. Vulture has the deets: Better Living Through Chemistry is a dramatic thriller about a small-town pharmacist (Renner) stuck in a loveless marriage who embarks on an affair with a "trophy wife" (Garner). She introduces him to prescription drugs, as it goes, and that’s when “things spin out of control” as the pair begins to devise a scheme to off Garner’s husband. The modern-day fable Timothy Green centers around a child-prodigy musician and his parents: Garner would play the mother, and we hear an offer is out to Mark Wahlberg to star opposite her as the dad, though he's expected to pass. (Vulture also hears that Joaquin Phoenix is on the "next step" of candidates to be offered the part if Wahlberg does say no.) Peter Hedges (About a Boy) is signed on to direct the latter of the two films, and if Joaquin gets cast Hedges will have his hands full trying to keep the looney tunes actor away from the impressionable young talent. Number one rule on set is no matter what Joaquin tells you, he DOES NOT have the secrets to success. His lessons always end in pooping on someone's personal property.

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Everyone wants a piece of that Jennifer Garner ass! Ahem, I mean talent. The in demand actress is in talks to star in Better Living Through Chemistry opposite Jeremy Renner, another actor who’s grabbin’ up roles. Garner has also signed on for The Odd Life of Timothy Green. Dolla dolla bills, ya’ll. Gotta support those Affleck kids somehow. Vulture has the deets:

Better Living Through Chemistry is a dramatic thriller about a small-town pharmacist (Renner) stuck in a loveless marriage who embarks on an affair with a "trophy wife" (Garner). She introduces him to prescription drugs, as it goes, and that’s when “things spin out of control” as the pair begins to devise a scheme to off Garner’s husband.

The modern-day fable Timothy Green centers around a child-prodigy musician and his parents: Garner would play the mother, and we hear an offer is out to Mark Wahlberg to star opposite her as the dad, though he’s expected to pass. (Vulture also hears that Joaquin Phoenix is on the "next step" of candidates to be offered the part if Wahlberg does say no.)

Peter Hedges (About a Boy) is signed on to direct the latter of the two films, and if Joaquin gets cast Hedges will have his hands full trying to keep the looney tunes actor away from the impressionable young talent. Number one rule on set is no matter what Joaquin tells you, he DOES NOT have the secrets to success. His lessons always end in pooping on someone’s personal property.

 

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Jennifer Garner and Nick Nolte In Talks To Join ‘Arthur’ Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-garner-and-nick-nolte-in-talks-to-join-arthur-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jennifer-garner-and-nick-nolte-in-talks-to-join-arthur-remake/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Nick Nolte may take time away from his passion (rooting around through pizzeria garbage cans) to fulfill his other passion (being an actor in Hollywood movies). It's reported that both Nolte and Jennifer Garner are in negotiations to appear in the Arthur remake.Russell Brand will star as the titular drunk with Helen Mirren as his nanny and Greta Gerwig as the love interest who causes him to choose between marrying for love or money. Just like on those reality shows. If talks are successful, Garner will play the heiress that Brand is forced to marry and Nolte will play her religious father. Should negotiations fall flat, hopefully Nolte will stick around as a consultant to Brand. If you're playing a character who wakes up after a bender in the bucket of an excavator, it'd be handy to have someone on set with that kind of experience. (THR)

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Nick Nolte may take time away from his passion (rooting around through pizzeria garbage cans) to fulfill his other passion (being an actor in Hollywood movies). It’s reported that both Nolte and Jennifer Garner are in negotiations to appear in the Arthur remake.

Russell Brand will star as the titular drunk with Helen Mirren as his nanny and Greta Gerwig as the love interest who causes him to choose between marrying for love or money. Just like on those reality shows. If talks are successful, Garner will play the heiress that Brand is forced to marry and Nolte will play her religious father. Should negotiations fall flat, hopefully Nolte will stick around as a consultant to Brand. If you’re playing a character who wakes up after a bender in the bucket of an excavator, it’d be handy to have someone on set with that kind of experience. (THR)

 

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Olivia Wilde to Strip in ‘Butter’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/olivia-wilde-to-strip-in-butter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/olivia-wilde-to-strip-in-butter/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I'd rather stop writing about casting news for the satirical comedy Butter, but they keep landing hot chicks so I must oblige. Last week Ashley Greene came aboard to play a naughty schoolgirl, and now Olivia Wilde is set to play a tattooed stripper. Why is this film becoming more appealing with each passing day?If you're not already aware, the film centers on an Iowa woman (played by Jennifer Garner) who attempts to win a butter-carving title formerly held by her husband (Ty Burrell), only to be thwarted by a young black girl (Yara Ahahidi). It mirrors the themes of the 2008 Democratic primary, but with butter. If I had one gripe about that particular primary, it was that it didn't have enough butter, even with Bill Clinton there. (Movieline)

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I’d rather stop writing about casting news for the satirical comedy Butter, but they keep landing hot chicks so I must oblige. Last week Jennifer Garner) who attempts to win a butter-carving title formerly held by her husband (Ty Burrell), only to be thwarted by a young black girl (Yara Ahahidi). In mirrors the themes of the 2008 Democratic primary, but with butter. If I had one gripe about that particular primary, it was that it didn’t have enough butter, even with Bill Clinton there. (Movieline)

 

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Ashley Greene to Play in ‘Butter’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ashley-greene-to-play-in-butter/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ashley-greene-to-play-in-butter/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Ashley Greene enjoys butter so much she's signed on to co-star in a movie about it. The film centers on an Iowa woman (played by Jennifer Garner) who attempts to win a butter-carving title formerly held by her husband (Ty Burrell), only to be thwarted by a young black girl (Yara Ahahidi). Wait, where's the part about Greene slathered in hydrogenated oil? This has been one big tease!  Greene will play a rebellious high schooler named Kaitlen Pickler in the film directed by Jim Field Smith, who also directed hottie Alice Eve in She's Out of My League. Just a suggestion, but a movie starring Ashley Greene, Alice Eve, butter, and absolutely no premise sounds like box office gold. Mainly because I would personally see it 250,000,000 times. (THR)

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Ashley Greene enjoys butter so much she’s signed on to co-star in a movie about it. The film centers on an Iowa woman (played by Jennifer Garner) who attempts to win a butter-carving title formerly held by her husband (Ty Burrell), only to be thwarted by a young black girl (Yara Ahahidi). Wait, where’s the part about Greene slathered in hydrogenated oil? This has been one big tease! 

Greene will play a rebellious high schooler named Kaitlen Pickler in the film directed by Jim Field Smith, who also directed hottie Alice Eve in She’s Out of My League. Just a suggestion, but a movie starring Ashley Greene, Alice Eve, butter, and absolutely no premise sounds like box office gold. Mainly because I would personally see it 250,000,000 times. (THR)

 

 

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Ty Burrell Greases Up for ‘Butter’ Farce http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ty-burrell-greases-up-for-butter-farce/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ty-burrell-greases-up-for-butter-farce/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "She's anatomically perfect and she's all mine."Modern Family's Ty Burrell is in final negotiations to star in Butter, a satire about the cut-throat world of competitive butter sculpting. The movie, which also stars Jennifer Garner as his glory-seeking wife, is actually an allegory for the 2008 Presidential primaries with Burrell appearing as a Bill Clinton parody who is forced to step down from his position of butter sculpting champ.Wait. A movie that makes you look smart while you secretly daydream about the creamy taste of fresh butter? Brett Ratner is going to get soooo laid on date night. (Variety)

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Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell is in final negotiations to star in Butter, a satire about the cut-throat world of competitive butter sculpting. The movie, which also stars Jennifer Garner as his glory-seeking wife, is actually an allegory for the 2008 Presidential primaries with Burrell appearing as a Bill Clinton parody who is forced to step down from his position of butter sculpting champ.

Wait. A movie that makes you look smart while you secretly daydream about the creamy taste of fresh butter? Brett Ratner is going to get soooo laid on date night. (Variety)

 

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