What These Character Posters Tell Us About What To Expect When You’re Expecting

I have a theory about What To Expect When You’re Expecting, which hits theaters in May. It is just like New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day (hello, ensemble casts) except it is a far more humiliating movie for all of the actresses involved.

The character posters for What To Expect When You’re Expecting don’t do any of these theoretically talented women any favors. (Sorry. I won’t accept this idea that Brooklyn Decker is an actress.) The posters play into terrible stereotypes, recycle the bad jokes about pregnancy, and are just embarrassing for everyone involved. Especially us. We have to look at them.

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Review: Knight and Day (2010)

Knight and Day, a romance-spy thriller directed by James Mangold, could easily be called Charade with Modern Gadgets. Or maybe just Cruise and Diaz like the promotional poster tells us.

Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, who reunite on screen for the first time since 2001’s Vanilla Sky, are far bigger than the movie itself. How these star personas play out in the film, however, are two completely different stories.

Knight and Day (2010)

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Trailer Fix: The Green Hornet

I feel as though I have been hearing about The Green Hornet for ages so it is almost strange that the trailer only just hit the interwebs today. What is even stranger is that the movie is not set to be released until January. (I could have sworn it was coming out earlier than that.)

The Green Hornet stars Seth Rogen as Britt Reid, a newspaper heir who starts fighting crime after his father’s death (something like that). Cameron Diaz is the sassy secretary. Christoph Waltz, who I am so ecstatic is making his mark in Hollywood after his Oscar win, is the villain.

With Michel Gondry directing, you should expect good things from this movie. But as we all know too well, trailers have a way of deceiving us.

Are you excited for The Green Hornet after seeing the trailer? I might actually give it a chance when it hits theaters January 11.

Review: The Holiday (2006)

Lets be honest. Right now, everyone needs a break from whatever they have going on in their life right now. If that means you, then The Holiday is a great escape from the holiday madness.
In the style of Love Actually, The Holiday, directed by Nancy Meyers, is a romantic comedy set during the Holiday season.
Amanda, played by Cameron Diaz, is the owner of a Los Angeles company that produces movie trailers. She learns that her long-time boyfriend (Edward Norton) is two-timing her and after two swift punches to the face, she kicks him out. Meanwhile, in England, Iris (Kate Winslet), a journalist, has been struggling for three years to get over her ex (Rufus Sewell) when he announces his engagement at the company holiday party.
The women, heartbroken and alone, have a chance meeting through the internet and agree to swap homes for two weeks. Amanda heads to Iris’s cottage in Surrey while Iris jets off to L.A. and Amanda’s mansion. Enter Graham (Jude Law) and Miles (Jack Black) as Amanda’s and Iris’s respective romantic interests. And a love story blooms.
Is The Holiday‘s plot predictable, cheesy, and filled with cliches? Absolutely. Did that stop me from enjoying it? Not at all. Sure it’s no Love Actually, but who (except the real film critics of America) cares.
I had a really good time seeing this movie because it’s delightful and entertaining. One lovely subplot was involving a legendary screenwriter, played by Eli Wallach, who Iris befriends, allowing for endless classic movie references.
The Holiday, without a doubt, is the perfect movie to indulge yourself with this holiday season.
Updated October 12, 2010