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Mushy Labor Day Doesn't Work

Critics rip Jason Reitman's romantic melodrama

(Newser) - Jason Reitman (Up In the Air, Juno) is a respected filmmaker, and Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin are respected performers. But critics definitely don't respect their new collaboration Labor Day, a melodramatic romance between a depressed single mother and an escaped convict, based on a Joyce Maynard novel. Here'... More »

16 Celeb Couples Who Split Up This Year

2013 was unlucky for these stars

(Newser) - This year wasn't great for these 16 celebrity couples, all of whom split up. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or see the full lists at ETOnline , PopSugar , and the Huffington Post . More »

Diane Lane, Josh Brolin Divorcing

Celebs splitting after 8 years

(Newser) - Hollywood duo Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are divorcing after eight years, reports US Weekly . "It was a mutual decision," says a rep for the couple. "It's not ugly, it's just over." Lane, 48, and Brolin, 45—both Oscar nominees in past years—have... More »

Men in Black 3: Better Than the First?

Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones return for alien flick

(Newser) - Sure, no one was that desperate for a Men in Black 3—but it's actually a pretty good summer movie. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back defending the planet from aliens, and this time, Josh Brolin's along for the ride as a young Jones.
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GOP Drowns Woes on SNL

Romney and Santorum run down the primary season

(Newser) - Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum got a little crazy (with a napkin and chocolate milk, natch) last night on Saturday Night Live, as the GOP field gathered in a bar to run through the primary season that was in a Cold Open that was actually funny. "Good writing, solid... More »

Tall Dark Stranger Isn't a Woody Allen Classic

But critics think it's a decent return to familiar territory

(Newser) - Woody Allen is back exploring familiar ground with another stellar cast (Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts, Josh Brolin, etc.). The result? Critics were amused but don't think it ranks high in the Woody pantheon.
  • Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times : "This kinder, gentler Allen is still clever, still amusing, and
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Don't Waste Time on Jonah Hex

Josh Brolin and Megan Fox are stuck in a badly executed flop

(Newser) - Critics pretty much hate Jonah Hex, the new Westernish flick with Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, and John Malkovich.
  • Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times : A "smoldering ash heap. ... Brolin's intermittent voice-over narration proves to be the most powerful stuff, with the rest curiously sputtering."
  • Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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La. Prosecutors Clear Brolin in W Bar Brawl

But feisty actor still has fightin' words for Russell Crowe, critics

(Newser) - Louisiana prosecutors have agreed to drop all charges against Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright for a July barroom brawl the two allegedly got into while filming Oliver Stone’s W. Brolin and Wright, along with five members of the film’s crew, faced misdemeanor charges from the fight, People reports.... More »

Low Approval Ratings Greet W.

Stone's third presidential biopic his weakest

(Newser) - If early reviews are any indication, Oliver Stone might want to avoid waving a “Mission Accomplished” banner. His George Bush biopic, W., is “a gutsy movie,” writes Kirk Honeycutt of the Hollywood Reporter, “but not necessarily a good one.” The movie comes too soon to... More »

Stone's W. Aims for the Center

Portrait of the president is for the 60% of folks with an 'open mind'

(Newser) - Oliver Stone is looking to attract the political center with his new movie, W., about the life our 43rd president, USA Today reports. The film, a satirical biopic starring Josh Brolin as George W. Bush, is neither hagiography or damning indictment. “I'm not interested in that radical 15% that... More »

Brolin, Others in W Cast Busted in Bar Brawl

Assorted actors filming Oliver Stone's movie released on bail in La.

(Newser) - Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, actors filming Oliver Stone's W in Louisiana, were among the cast and crew members arrested after a barroom tussle, reports the Shreveport Times. The busted thespians had interfered with police attempts to subdue a fellow patron, and were charged with interfering with police. Brolin was... More »

Top Breakthrough Roles of 2007

Here's a look at actors who came of age this year

(Newser) - Before No Country for Old Men, Josh Brolin couldn’t get a job. “My most famous role was in The Goonies,” he reflects. Now, scripts are pouring in. Brolin is one of the New York Times’ 15 “breakout” performers of the year. Many, though not all, are... More »

Dutch Brace for Terror Before Koran Shredding

Right-wing pol vows to air anti-Muslim film

(Newser) - The Dutch government expects violent protests in response to an anti-Muslim film—said to include images of the Koran being shredded—that a right-wing lawmaker has vowed to make public this month. Geert Wilders, one of nine members of an extremist party in the Dutch lower house, aims to expose... More »

No Country Is Thriller Heaven

Coen brothers adapt McCarthy novel to good effect

(Newser) - It's a far piece from their Oscar-winning Fargo, but No Country for Old Men, the new thriller from Joel and Ethan Coen, is generating the same kind of buzz. Set in a West Texas border town in 1980, No Country, an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel about a drug... More »

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