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Wednesday
Mar072012

The Comedy Awards: 'Bridesmaids,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' Lead Nominees

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love. are the leading film nominees for the second annual The Comedy Awards, presented by Comedy Central.  They each received five nods on Tuesday.

Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love. are nominated in the best comedy film category, along with Horrible Bosses, Midnight in Paris and The Artist.  The latter film, which won the Oscar for best picture a week and a half ago, earned a total of three nods.

ABC's Modern Family and NBC's 30 Rock topped all TV series with five nominations apiece.

Fans can now cast their votes in the "breakout performer of the year" category by visiting TheComedyAwards.com.  The choices include Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy and New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel.

The Comedy Awards will be taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on April 28.  It will premiere on Comedy Central on May 6.

[CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES]

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Friday
Jul292011

'Cowboys & Aliens,' 'The Smurfs,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Cowboys & Aliens: Iron Man director Jon Favreau turns back the clock with an alien vs. cowboy battle set in the Old West.  Daniel Craig plays an amnesia-stricken man who's treated as an outcast until a powerful shackle he wears on his wrist proves to be useful in the fight against the alien invasion.  Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde also star in this adaptation of a graphic novel.  Rated PG-13.

-- The Smurfs: The tiny blue creatures stumble out of their mushroom village and into New York City, though they're still being chased by the evil Gargamel.  Jonathan Winters, George Lopez, Katy Perry, Fred Armisen, Anton Yelchin and Alan Cumming lend their voices to the Smurfs.  Neil Patrick Harris, Glee's Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara and Hank Azaria are part of the live-action cast.  The Smurfs is screening in 3D.  Rated PG.

-- Crazy, Stupid, Love.: With his marriage having fallen apart, Steve Carell's Cal re-enters the dating scene with the help of a good-looking younger man, played by Ryan Gosling.  Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon also star.  Rated PG-13.

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Thursday
Jul282011

Movie Review: ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- What do you do when you're out to dinner with your wife, your soul mate and high school sweetheart, and she tells you she wants a divorce?  And then on the ride home, she confesses she slept with one her co-workers?

If you answered “open the door and fall out of the moving vehicle,” then you're probably going to find Crazy, Stupid, Love predictable.  Or, you've seen the trailer. The truth is, Crazy, Stupid, Love is rather unpredictable, and that's part of its charm.

Steve Carell plays Cal, who’s forced to split from his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore) and leave his kids.  Now he has to learn how to do something he's never done before: be a bachelor. You see, Cal has been with Emily since he was 15, so he has no idea how to talk to women. He’s also socially awkward and has no sense of fashion. Every day, for several weeks, he drowns his sorrows at an upscale bar, telling anyone who won’t listen his problems.  And that's where Ryan Gosling's Jake comes in.

Jake is smoother than silk and sleeker than a Porsche 911. He is the heavyweight champion of one-night stands.  If he were a Jedi, he'd be Obi-Wan, Luke Skywalker, Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn combined -- only that might be a step down. For weeks, he’s been observing Cal and decides to train him in the art of getting...game?  Though we've seen the loser-to-winner routine countless times, Gosling and Carell's comedic chemistry keeps it fresh.

While Cal is enjoying his new-found skills as a lothario, his 13-year-old son, Robbie, brilliantly played by Jonah Bobo, is dealing with his unrequited crush on his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica. Complicating things is Jessica, who’s dealing with her own crush on Cal.  In the meantime, while Jake is proud of what he's accomplished with Cal, Emma Stone's character, Hannah, just may be the irresistibly intelligent woman who finally brings this super-stud to his knees.

Crazy, Stupid, Love is crazy-stupid-perfect -- surprising, sweet and, most importantly, hilarious.

Four-and-a-half out of five stars.

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