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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Movie scoreboard: 'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' 'The Smurfs'

Steve Carell plays a clueless husband whose wife, Julianne Moore, wants a divorce in "Crazy, Stupid, Love." / Associated Press Actor-turned-director Michael Rapaport's bracing debut documentary follows hip-hop innovators A Tribe Called Quest on the more
Detroit Free Press ( 7/30/2011 10:09:31 PM -08:00 )

Crazy, Stupid, Love -- More Important Than the Title Might Suggest
Spending almost two hours in the dark with Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone, enjoying their trials and travails, their growth and their romance, is really so much fun that you're to be forgiven if you don't realize, more
Huffington Post ( 7/30/2011 10:21:10 AM -08:00 )

'Crazy, Stupid, Love': A fresh take on the male movie makeover
There are all kinds of reasons to go see "Crazy, Stupid, Love" starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone, which hit theaters Friday. While our film critic Betsey Sharkey has laid out most of them in her review (linked at the more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/30/2011 5:00:12 AM -08:00 )

"Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "Larry Crowne" emphasize the stylish side of the
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "Larry Crowne" emphasize the stylish side of theMen often go from weakling to superhero on the big screen. But two new films focus on fixing the clothes, not the muscles. In "Crazy, Stupid, Love," Cal (Steve Carell) follows Jacob (Ryan Gosling) to get his style makeover. (Ben Glass / Warner Bros. more
Los Angeles Times ( 7/29/2011 11:27:21 PM -08:00 )

'Crazy, Stupid, Love.': The Reviews Are In!
Critics single out memorable performances by Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell in this 'crazy smart film.' By Kara Warner (@karawarner) Although the summer season is packed with big, noisy, CGI-enhanced blockbusters, studio executives are wise to the fact more ( 7/29/2011 2:04:58 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Gosling: The 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' Star's 5 Greatest MTV Moments
Ryan Gosling: The We've been pretty lucky here at MTV News to get our hands on Ryan Gosling (metaphorically speaking, of course) numerous times over the course of his impressive career. And with the actor baring his soul (and abs) in this weekend's romantic comedy more ( 7/29/2011 1:37:52 PM -08:00 )

Ryan Gosling: crazy, daffy, and a little dirty
Ryan Gosling: crazy, daffy, and a little dirtyRyan Gosling has made his mark as an actor who digs down into characters that are dark and often deeply scarred. Among them: a crack-addicted inner-city teacher in Half Nelson (for which he earned an Oscar nomination); a bewildered husband in a doomed more
Globe and Mail ( 7/29/2011 1:08:32 PM -08:00 )

Take 2: Crazy, Stupid, Love.
(Boston Globe) Ty Burr and Wesley Morris review the summer comedy 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' in this edition of Take 2. more
The Boston Globe ( 7/29/2011 11:46:22 AM -08:00 )

What Does 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' Have Against 'Twilight'?!
One of Julianne Moore's best lines in the comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love" comes when she confesses to her husband that she bailed on work to go see the new "Twilight" movie by herself...and, she sobs, "It was so bad!" But before you go lynching one of our more ( 7/29/2011 11:02:27 AM -08:00 )

Review: Adults will adore 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.'
Review: Adults will adore Ryan Gosling, left, and Steve Carell are made for their roles in "Crazy, Stupid, Love." Run to the store and buy yourself a lottery ticket, because what many thought was impossible has happened: A Hollywood studio has made a smart, accessible, funny, more
CNN ( 7/29/2011 10:58:40 AM -08:00 )

Steve Carrell checks out the singles scene in Crazy, Stupid, Love: movie review
Steve Carrell checks out the singles scene in Crazy, Stupid, Love: movie reviewSteve Carrell is part of the pro-forma romantic crisscrossings with a dynamite cameo in Crazy, Stupid, Love. In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Steve Carell, left, and Julianne Moore are shown in a scene from " Crazy, more
Christian Science Monitor ( 7/29/2011 10:24:27 AM -08:00 )

Emma Stone on Fil-Am costar, Ryan Gosling's abs and her 'crazy' year
LOS ANGELES—“Liza Lapira is one of the funniest actresses around,” Emma Stone recently told us about her Filipino-American costar in the new romantic-comedy, “Crazy, Stupid Love.” Liza, a New York native whose credits include plays and TV shows, more ( 7/29/2011 9:40:19 AM -08:00 )

REVIEW: 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' Is a Crazy Smart Movie
REVIEW: One of the best romantic dramedies since “Lost in Translation,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love” is a one-two punch of wit and charm. An all-star cast, fantastic screenplay and tight direction from Glenn Ficarra and John Requa deftly balance the more
Fox News ( 7/29/2011 8:33:49 AM -08:00 )

Steve Carell's accidental success
The actor's recent departure from “The Office” could be interpreted as a strategy to establish a long-term career in films before wearing out his welcome on TV. But in discussing his new relationship comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” which more
Washington Post ( 7/29/2011 8:11:15 AM -08:00 )

'Crazy Stupid Love' Co-Star Julianne Moore: 'I like relationship movies'
After more than 50 movies, Julianne Moore has played almost every kind of character one can imagine, which is why it's almost a shock when she plays someone normal. In “Crazy Stupid Love,” Moore plays an unhappy wife who asks her more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 7/29/2011 5:01:05 AM -08:00 )

Josh Groban wants Ryan Gosling's abs
Josh Groban wants Ryan GoslingJosh Groban might lose Emma Stone to Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid Love. But that doesn't mean he has hard feelings towards Gosling. Quite the contrary, Groban is quite man-smitten. "He's so cool," Groban tells USA TODAY. more
USA Today (blog) ( 7/29/2011 4:54:35 AM -08:00 )

Should You See Crazy, Stupid, Love?
Steve Carell as Cal and Julianne Moore as Emily in Crazy, Stupid, Love Crazy, Stupid, Love, the romantic comedy starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone, opens on Friday. Early reviews have been sharply divided. more
Slate Magazine ( 7/29/2011 4:32:01 AM -08:00 )

'Stupid' idea: Carell's tale of love feels contrived
If like me you've seen the trailers for “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” which I like to call “Eat, Pray, Crazy, Stupid, Love,” you've seen the movie. In fact, you've seen a better and shorter movie. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa more
Boston Herald ( 7/29/2011 3:30:58 AM -08:00 )

Analeigh Tipton's Star Rises In Hilariously Awkward 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.'
On set and preparing for her first starring role in a major motion picture, getting ready for scenes with stars like Steve Carell and Julianne Moore, you can understand why Analeigh Tipton would be a little bit anxious. Luckily, that's exactly what her more
Huffington Post ( 7/29/2011 2:43:57 AM -08:00 )

Crazy busy summer for Emma Stone
Twenty-two-year-old actress Emma Stone is starring in Friends with Benefits, The Help, and Crazy, Stupid, Love this summer. Summer is sizzling, and so is Emma Stone, currently a triple-threat at the more
Vancouver Sun ( 7/29/2011 2:09:01 AM -08:00 )

Best bets: 'Apes' start monkeying around

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- When last we visited the planet of the apes, Mark Wahlberg was an astronaut, Helena Bonham Carter was a love-sick chimpanzee and Charlton Heston was a grizzled monkey who spat: "Take your stinking more
Toronto Sun ( 7/30/2011 10:34:45 PM -08:00 )

James Franco glad to push boundaries in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
James Franco with Caesar, the intelligent chimp he helps raise, in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." / Weta Digital Freida Pinto and Franco in a battle scene on the Golden Gate Bridge in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes. more
Detroit Free Press ( 7/30/2011 10:04:47 PM -08:00 )

Best bets: 'Apes' start monkeying around
Films where science goes horribly wrong always start off so normally. In "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," James Franco plays a scientist who is trying to cure Alzheimer's. Good goal, right? But then of course his research more ( 7/30/2011 9:58:10 PM -08:00 )

Best and worst of 'Planet of the Apes'
Best and worst of Can the new movie offer a catchphrase like 'you damn dirty ape' or the famed Statue of Liberty scene? Charlton Heston finds friends in Cornelius and Zira, but everybody comes to a bad end. By Christopher Bahn When the chimpanzees come to rule the world more ( 7/30/2011 9:46:16 PM -08:00 )

Screen gems
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG-13): How do you reboot the Planet of the Apes series after Tim Burton's awful, franchise-killing remake? You come up with the genius idea of setting the story on Earth, where a scientist (James Franco) conducting more ( 7/30/2011 8:03:23 PM -08:00 )

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Summer's all too familiar movie landscape of romcoms, superheroes, animated nostalgia and uneasy action gets a welcome blast of retro cool with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Retro in the sense that this is a revival of the series whose first Planet more
Boston Herald (blog) ( 7/30/2011 1:17:18 PM -08:00 )

James Franco too busy for General Hospital
James Franco too busy for General HospitalJames Franco is surprised to hear he's set to return to US daytime soap General Hospital later this year – because he has no room in his schedule to shoot the TV show. The 127 Hours star landed a guest role on the longrunning series in 2009, more
Houston Chronicle (blog) ( 7/30/2011 4:01:44 AM -08:00 )

Is Franco not returning to 'General Hospital'?
Is Franco not returning to Actor James Franco at the Los Angeles premiere of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in Hollywood on July 28. According to the actor, he may not return to "General Hospital." By Melissa Michalak James Franco is a pro at keeping people on their toes. more ( 7/29/2011 4:07:33 PM -08:00 )

James Franco used to working hard
James Franco is renowned for being one of Hollywood's hardest working stars - but the actor has played down his achievements. Asked how he manages to juggle academia, directing and his acting career, Franco answered: "Just good time-management, more
Belfast Telegraph ( 7/29/2011 3:26:10 PM -08:00 )

James Franco 'returns to General Hospital'
James Franco James Franco, star of 127 Hours, is to return to US daytime soap opera General Hospital, it has been reported. US network ABC confirmed the Oscar-nominated actor would be reprising his role as the serial killer artist Robert "Franco" Frank, more
BBC News ( 7/29/2011 6:17:59 AM -08:00 )

James Franco has no time for ''General Hospital''
Los Angeles, Jul 31 (PTI) He is set to return to the US daytime soap ''General Hospital'' but Hollywood actor James Franco says he has "no room" in his schedule to shoot for the show. The 33-year-old star, who is expected to reprise his role as the more
MSN India ( 7/30/2011 6:35:24 PM -08:00 )

James Franco isn't returning to 'General Hospital'
James Franco has shot down rumors stating that he will be returning to General Hospital this September. Ben Lyons of E! Online spoke with the actor on the red carpet to ask him about his return to the show. “I'm sad to say that that was a little bit of more ( 7/30/2011 12:41:06 PM -08:00 )

Just Kidding, James Franco Won't Be Returning to 'General Hospital'
Just Kidding, James Franco WonI'm sad to say that that was a little bit of misinformation,..I don't know why they announced that I would be back in September. I am currently making The Wizard of Oz in Detroit. more ( 7/30/2011 12:01:58 PM -08:00 )

James Franco Actually Too Busy For General Hospital Return
James Franco Actually Too Busy For General Hospital ReturnWhen it was announced that James Franco would be returning to reprise his role as Robert "Franco" Frank on General Hospital, filming weeks of scenes in just a few days, we raised the possibility of an army of James Franco clones. more
Gothamist ( 7/30/2011 6:57:11 AM -08:00 )

Fox Star Studios' Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes to open in record number of
Fox Star StudiosBy Bollywood Hungama News Network, July 30, 2011 - 11:45 IST After the super success of X-Men: First Class, Fox Star Studios is all set to release another biggie next week, one of the most anticipated Hollywood films of this year, Rise Of The Planet Of more
IndiaFM ( 7/29/2011 10:35:14 PM -08:00 )

James Franco too busy to return to 'General Hospital'?
It seems to be a mystery as to if James Franco is returning to his role on the popular daytime soap opera, General Hospital. According to MSN, during the Planet of the Apes premiere, Franco stated, “I'm sad to say that that was a little bit of more ( 7/29/2011 7:08:17 PM -08:00 )

James Franco Actually Isn't Returning to General Hospital
Sorry to get your hopes up! Even though ABC announced a very specific date for Franco's return to the soap, September 20, the actor told E!'s Ben Lyons that he has no set plans to come back at all. "I'm sad to say that that was a little bit of more
New York Magazine ( 7/29/2011 4:22:47 PM -08:00 )

James Franco: 'General Hospital' return is news to him
James Franco: James Franco's return to ABC daytime soap "General Hospital" is news to the Oscar-nominated actor/all around mysterious dude. On Monday (July 25), TV Guide reported that Franco would be making a return visit to Port Charles and the more (blog) ( 7/29/2011 2:05:53 PM -08:00 )

James Franco: 'I had no idea about General Hospital return'
James Franco has revealed that he is unsure of when he will return to the daytime soap General Hospital. The Rise of the Planet of the Apes star confessed that he is in the dark about his General Hospital return more
Digital Spy ( 7/29/2011 1:49:45 PM -08:00 )

James Franco On September 'General Hospital' Return: 'No Idea What They're
James Franco arrives at the premiere of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. on July 28, 2011 WireImageAccess Hollywood LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- James Franco is scheduled to return to "General Hospital," more
Yahoo! News Blogs (blog) ( 7/29/2011 11:33:07 AM -08:00 )

'The Smurfs' Reviews: What Critics Say

Of course your children love them — they're three apples high, cuddly blue, and named after their defining traits such as Baker, Jokey or Serious. The Smurfs captured the imagination of little kiddie hearts via TV series and stuffed toys for several more
The Hindu ( 7/30/2011 3:36:05 AM -08:00 )

A giant Pile of Smurf!
From a popular comic book series created by Peyo, comes The Smurfs – an adorable group of little blue beings that live in a mystical village somewhere in medieval Europe. The film begins with Clumsy, one of the smurfs in the village, wreaking havoc more ( 7/29/2011 11:54:06 PM -08:00 )

Rashid Irani's review: The Smurfs
Rashid IraniThe plot revolves around six of the wee ones who are stranded in New York. How come? They were chased out of their magical world by a sinister sorcerer (Azaria, in manic mode). They must now skedaddle home to the rest of their clan. more
Hindustan Times ( 7/29/2011 10:53:48 PM -08:00 )

Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays talk about shooting 'The Smurfs'
The Smurfs may not be getting the most Smurfing reviews, but we're finding that that the blue comedy is difficult to ignore completely — we just like Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays too darn much! So we sat down with the upbeat actors more
Entertainment Weekly (blog) ( 7/29/2011 2:28:04 PM -08:00 )

The Smurfs Cast Interviews
IAR speaks exclusively with Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, and Hank Azaria about their new 3D family film 'The Smurfs,' based on the classic '1980s Saturday morning cartoon. IamROGUE Managing Editor: JamiPhilbrick Interview by: Jenny Karakaya Edited more
YouTube ( 7/29/2011 1:58:44 PM -08:00 )

Are the Smurfs communists? Blue cartoon characters accused of being secretly red
Are the Smurfs communists? Blue cartoon characters accused of being secretly redThey may be blue on the outside, but cartoon characters the Smurfs have been accused of being red on the inside with allegations that they are secretly communists. In accusations, reminiscent of the McCarthy witch hunt, the blue beings more
Daily Mail ( 7/29/2011 1:39:55 PM -08:00 )

Did 'The Smurfs' miss the mark?
There are rumors that the film version of beloved '80s cartoon "Smurfs" is a dud, but it may be worse than anyone could have imagined. “The Smurfs” managed to maintain a shocking 0 percent rating on film review site Rotten Tomatoes for the past week, more
CNN (blog) ( 7/29/2011 11:41:30 AM -08:00 )

Masand: 'The Smurfs' is likely to make you yawn
Likely to appeal exclusively to the 'Under 8' demographic - and yet harmless enough not to offend parents who will no doubt accompany their kids - 'The Smurfs' is a formulaic, fish-out-of-water adventure featuring the little blue stars of that popular more ( 7/29/2011 9:46:10 AM -08:00 )

'Smurfs' Cast: What If They Were Three Apples High?
FROM MTV MOVIES: "The Smurfs" are three apples high, as the legend goes, and in this week's big-screen adaptation of the beloved children's cartoon, Hollywood takes a stab at re-telling the tale for a new generation of kids. more (blog) ( 7/29/2011 9:06:01 AM -08:00 )

The Smurfs movie reviews
This week's featured adaptation is "The Smurfs," and the movie reviews have been uneven (though they were all were written by adults). It's a big-screen version of the tale of little blue folks, a group created by the Belgian artist Peyo and made into more
Baltimore Sun (blog) ( 7/29/2011 8:42:33 AM -08:00 )

'The Smurfs': Review Revue
By WSJ Staff The Smurfs, those iconic blue creatures of Belgian comic and Saturday morning-cartoon fame, are now the subject of a film adaptation starring Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara, with the voices of Katy Perry, Alan Cumming more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 7/29/2011 8:02:04 AM -08:00 )

The Smurfs
By Sean O'Connell Raja Gosnell's "The Smurfs" is the smurfiest movie I've ever smurfed. No, wait. That sounds too positive. How about, "I wouldn't smurf Gosnell's 'The Smurfs' on my smurfiest enemy." There, that's better. Gosnell, who plundered our more
Washington Post ( 7/29/2011 6:23:54 AM -08:00 )

29 July 2011 The Smurfs ring the NYSE Opening Bell
Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Clumsy Smurf, costumed characters from this summer's talked about family comedy The Smurfs, visited the NYSE to celebrate the film's July 29th theatre release. In honor of the occasion, The Smurfs rang The Opening BellSM. more
YouTube ( 7/29/2011 6:20:20 AM -08:00 )

How To Build A Smurf
With their tiny bodies and solid blue coloring, the Smurfs would appear to be easy to animate. In reality, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Sony Corp.'s visual effects and character animation company, has been experimenting and working for more
Wall Street Journal (blog) ( 7/29/2011 6:00:56 AM -08:00 )

'The Smurfs' Will Delight Kids, Debilitate Parents
Those loveable blue, three apple-tall creatures have been pried from their innocent cartoons and comic strips and slapped on the big screen in "The Smurfs," one of the most annoying movies of our young century. To be fair, the loud, more
Fox News ( 7/29/2011 5:51:38 AM -08:00 )

The Smurfs 3D
The Smurfs 3DSo somebody called The Smurfs the most deserving of a 3D redo of any children's classics. Well, the 3D redo is here. It's not exactly a Pixar-esque version of a children's film but then the original wasn't too heavy on emotions either. more
Filmfare ( 7/29/2011 5:34:54 AM -08:00 )

'The Smurfs' movie review: Critters overrun Manhattan in live action take on
By Stephen Whitty/The Star-Ledger Columbia PicturesNeil Patrick Harris with Clumsy, Briany, Smurfette, Gutsy and Papa Smurf in "The Smurfs." The Smurfs, in case you've managed to avoid them all these years, are a happy band of about a thousand little more
The Star-Ledger - ( 7/29/2011 3:22:37 AM -08:00 )

The Smurfs and the Death-Ray Apocalypse
The Smurfs and the Death-Ray ApocalypseBy Guest Blogger Could 3-D movie The Smurfs actually be protecting us from a fate worse than death? By John and Matt Yuan LOS ANGELES — A recent sneak peek into the making of The Smurfs broadened our horizons with regards to those little blue dudes more
Wired News (blog) ( 7/29/2011 3:05:57 AM -08:00 )

'The Smurfs' review: Blue creatures roll into New York City for a little
Brainy, Gusty and Papa Smurf go for a ride in the animated live-action adventure. With Hank Azaria. The small blue creatures escape from a wizard into New York City. Director: Raja Gosnell (1:47). PG: Cartoon-style violence. At area theaters. more
New York Daily News ( 7/29/2011 1:17:39 AM -08:00 )

Smurfs are back with antics, lots of animated adventure
Neil Patrick Harris has to smurf the bills just like everyone else. Or maybe he has to pay the smurfs. Who really knows? By the end of the inevitable The Smurfs movie, the linguistic eccentricities of the tiny blue sprites reach a more
Philadelphia Inquirer ( 7/28/2011 10:30:01 PM -08:00 )