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'Victoria & Abdul' Star Ali Fazal Signs With Wme (Exclusive)

'Victoria & Abdul' Star Ali Fazal Signs With Wme (Exclusive)
Victoria & Abdul star Ali Fazal has signed with Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

The Lucknow native and Judi Dench play the title characters in the Focus Features dramedy from Stephen Frears, which focuses on the real-life friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian clerk. The film, which premiered at Venice before screening in Toronto, is Fazal’s second Western feature, after 2015’s Furious 7.

Fazal came to fame in an Indian production of American playwright Michael Puzzo’s A Guy Thing. Shortly thereafter, his Bollywood debut, 2009’s 3 Idiots, became India’s highest-grossing film at the time. The actor's...
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The 10 Worst IMDb Synopses (for Legitimate Movies)

IMDb has been the go-to source for movie information on the Internet since 'Nam, and it (obviously) takes its work seriously. So it's rare that you'll find a synopsis for a well-known movie that's anything but diligent and professional.

That's what makes those moments when you do find a bad IMDb synopsis special. But what makes a "bad" IMDb synopsis, exactly? In this case, we measured it by two things: undertones of laziness, or undertones of snark — and in some cases, both.

We found 10 in a hopeless place.

1. 'Friends with Benefits' (2011)

Analysis: To be fair, the plot of this movie should really just be "Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake take you on a first class trip to Poundtown," as that's the reason the movie exists and sold tickets. But context aside, the above synopsis would have definitely had a Microsoft Word green squiggly underline underneath it signifying the
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Not Suitable For Children to open Dungog Film Festival

The Dungog Film Festival has made its first film line-up announcement.

The all-Australian film festival, now in its sixth year, will open with Peter Templeman’s debut feature Not Suitable For Children, which also opened the Sydney Film Festival.

Having its world premiere is Grammar of Happiness, a documentary about a linguistics professor whose beliefs are flipped on their head when he visits Brazil’s Piraha tribe, whose language can be spoken, whistled or drummed but contains now words for colours, numbers, art or past tense.

Jack Rath’s Between Home is the documentary of a novice sailor, Nick Jaffe who sails from the UK to Australia, documenting the complete two and a half year journey.

Among the festival highlights “It’s A Guy Thing” is a series of shorts focused on the male psyche, a screening of 1995 film Angel Baby which will be attended by actress Jacqueline McKenzie, and
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A Guy Thing

A Guy Thing is one of those harmless comedies characteristic of a bygone era of feel good films that came along about 10 years too late for its own good. It’s not that it isn’t funny or that it’s poorly acted, but rather its style of humor is a bit too innocent and overt for most audiences these days. The story, what there is of one, is a weak premise serving as nothing more than a skeleton for a chain of gags to hang from, leaving Julia Stiles and Jason Lee to carry the brunt of the weight from start to finish. Sadly, A Guy Thing desperately needs the duo as without it the film would have almost nothing go in its favor, making it ultimately another footnote in the legacy of mediocre comedies.

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Weekend Shopping Guide 7/22/11: A River Runs Through It

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The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned cash, it’s time for the Fred Weekend Shopping Guide - your spotlight on the things you didn’t even know you wanted…

(Please support Fred by using the links below to make any impulse purchases - it helps to keep us going…)

If you’re impatient and simply can’t wait for the full season set to come out sometime early next year, you can re-watch Doctor Who: Series 6 Part 1 (BBC, Not Rated, Blu-Ray-$29.98 Srp), which contains all 7 episodes comprising the first half of this split season. Since it’s not the full season set, there’s a dearth of extras - just two featurettes looking at the
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Matthew McConaughey visits Guy Fieri for A Guy Thing Christmas, Previews

Actor Matthew McConaughey visits Guy Fieri on special 'Guy's Big Bite.' On December 13th to 18th, there will be a week of Guy Fieri programming on Food Network including a one-hour primetime special of Guy.s Big Bite featuring actor Matthew McConaughey, to air this Saturday at 8 pm/7c. Here are videos to see Guy and Matthew together from the episode: It.S A Guy Thing! Food Network viewers can join Guy Fieri as he heads home for the holidays with a week.s worth of special primetime programming beginning Monday, December 13th including two all-new and 21 highest-rated episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives . one of Food Network.s highest-rated primetime series... Also a one-hour primetime special cometh
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Julia Stiles officially joins 'Dexter.' Please don't make her Lila 2.0

Julia Stiles officially joins 'Dexter.' Please don't make her Lila 2.0
As EW’s Michael Ausiello first reported in late May and confirmed last week, The Bourne Identity’s Julia Stiles has signed on for a major role in the next season of Dexter. Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed some more details about Stiles’ character, “a mysterious young woman who forms a unique relationship with Dexter (Michael C. Hall) in the wake of the death of his wife.”

As someone who is still dealing with the miserable, buzz-killing hangover brought upon by the sheer presence of Dex’s much-hated lover Lila (Jaime Murray) during season 2, this sentence about Stiles’ character gives me pause.
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Julia Stiles: Homeless are 'liberated from the conventions of fashion.' What!?

I would list 10 things I love about Julia Stiles, but I don't have the energy to try to justify the existence of A Guy Thing and Down To You. With that in mind, I'll just cut to the chase: one reason I love Julia Stiles is this parody video, which takes a jab at several of the so-called celebrity "designers" (yes, you, Lindsay!) who've unleashed their ill-advised visions on the world. Not only does the video prove that Stiles is best when delivering that acerbic wit of hers, but I have to give the girl props for supporting the journalists: "People say that the newspaper industry is dying, but I say it's living. Living on your body." Watch the parody below to see Stiles' eco-friendly invention of shants, and think about how much this makes up for The Omen.
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Jason Lee to Wed Again

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Almost Famous star Jason Lee used the Hollywood premiere of his latest film A Guy Thing on Tuesday night to announce his engagement to actress Beth Riesgraf. The actor, who divorced first wife Carmen Lee last year, is wasting no time in heading down the aisle again - the couple are planning to wed later this year. A delighted Lee told reporters he knew Riesgraf was the girl of his dreams on their first date. He explains, "The day we met we took a road trip up to Big Sur in California - we had a five-day-long first date."

Blair fired up for heroic star turn in Col's 'Hellboy'

Blair fired up for heroic star turn in Col's 'Hellboy'
Selma Blair will star opposite Ron Perlman in Revolution Studios' big-screen adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' Hellboy for writer-director Guillermo Del Toro. Production begins in March in Prague with a 2004 release planned through Columbia Pictures. Hellboy (Perlman) is a red-faced hero born in the flames of hell and brought to the world through a pagan ritual. Saved by his friend and mentor, Dr. Broom, Hellboy was raised in the doctor's Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense alongside other characters, including a merman named Abe Sapien; Liz Sherman (Blair), a woman who can psychically control fire; and Myers, an FBI agent who is Hellboy's rival for Liz's affections. Together, the heroes must come to terms with their fantastic powers, which prove to be a blessing and a curse. In the process, they discover that their abilities serve to benefit mankind but also may keep them forever isolated from the society that only they can protect. Lloyd Levin, Larry Gordon and Mike Richardson are producing the project, with Patrick Palmer executive producing. Rick Baker is providing special effects for the film. Blair, repped by ICM, most recently appeared in The Sweetest Thing. She next stars in MGM's A Guy Thing and the indie feature Dallas and Rusty, directed by and starring Scott Caan.

Jason Lee's Julia Stiles Fear

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Jason Lee's Julia Stiles Fear
Hollywood actress Julia Stiles deeply terrified her latest comedy co-star - because he feared she couldn't be funny. Almost Famous actor Jason Lee says that when he heard he'd be starring opposite Stiles in upcoming flick A Guy Thing, he began to worry that the committed student and star of such serious films as The Business Of Strangers, wouldn't be able to raise a laugh. He says, "She struck me as a quiet, conservative, mild-mannered student. I thought, 'What if she's just not funny?'" But, much to his relief, Stiles proved to be a comedic natural. He adds, "She was very funny."

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