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10 Actors Injured While Filming

It's not all fun and games, apparently

(Newser) - Being an actor brings with it fame, fortune, and sometimes serious injuries. Huffington Post rounds up 10 of the latter:
  • Robert Downey Jr. accidentally broke Halle Berry's arm while filming Gothika. In a scene where he had to restrain her, RDJ just "twisted my arm the wrong way,
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Carrey at His Manic Best (or Worst) in Phillip Morris

True story of gay con-man highly divisive

(Newser) - Some critics are head-over-heels for I Love You Phillip Morris; others feel quite the opposite about the film, in which Jim Carrey plays a gay conman. (It's currently favored by 76% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes, though audiences give it a lesser 55%.)
  • At the New York Times , Stephen
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Polanski's Ghost Writer Criminally Good

Director has lost his freedom, but not his touch

(Newser) - Roman Polanski’s new movie, an atmospheric political thriller, is a winner, critics agree—assuming you can forget the off-screen drama surrounding the director. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • It’s “a dark pearl of a movie…made by a filmmaker suddenly returned to the height of his
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Goats Fun But Unfocused

Clooney turns in top performance in military farce

(Newser) - The Men Who Stare at Goats, a farce loosely based on a non-fiction book about the US military's '80s effort to form a psychic unit, is wildly uneven but often hilarious, say critics.
  • The "over-the-top, absurdist satire" will be "inevitably likened to Dr. Strangelove," Owen Gleiberman writes
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Mr. Big Is Back for Sex Sequel

Plus, Brangelina's bodyguard sparks Hollywood tell-all panic, and more

(Newser) - Sex and the City fans, rejoice: Chris Noth, aka Mr. Big, has signed on for the sequel, Sarah Jessica Parker tells E! Elsewhere:
  • Hollywood is panicking over news that the Jolie-Pitts’ ex-bodyguard might write a tell-all, MSNBC reports. “If this kind of thing can happen with Brad
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Carrey Gambles on Gay Jailbird Role

Ventures outside comedy, like I Love You Phillip Morris , haven't been big at box office

(Newser) - Jim Carrey is getting rave reviews for his new film, I Love You Phillip Morris, but the story of a cop-turned-con man who repeatedly breaks out of jail to be with his former cellmate is a gamble for the actor, Reuters reports. “I don’t think it’s a... More »

Few Surprises in Deception

Sex thriller a 'slow case of déjà vu'

(Newser) - Deception is a twist-filled thriller, but critics say the cloak of deceit will be paper-thin to anybody familiar with the genre. Ewan McGregor stars as a dull accountant whose life gets spicier after an attorney, played by Hugh Jackman, introduces him to a secret sex club. Soon after, the thriller... More »

Woody's Cassandra Is So-So

Critics say Allen's latest is decent, but not up to his usual snuff

(Newser) - It's pretty good, but Woody Allen's done better. That seems to be the prevailing sentiment of critics reviewing Cassandra's Dream, a tale of two brothers (Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor) who run into trouble and seek help from their not-so-above-board uncle (Tom Wilkinson). "It's not Allen's weakest work …... More »

London's Hot Ticket Gets Mixed Reviews

Fans shell out for McGregor's Iago, but it's the Moor who wows

(Newser) - The hottest ticket in London is for a production of Othello, starring Ewan McGregor in a 250-seat theater, with the price of tickets hitting $4,000 on the secondary market. Yet the play opened this week to decidedly mixed reviews. While everyone praised Chiwetel Ejiofor as the Moor of Venice,... More »

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