Happy Birthday: Johnny Galecki

johnnygalecki.jpgHappy Birthday Johnny Galecki

Born: John Mark Galecki
April 30, 1975 in Bree, Flanders, Belgium

HANCOCKHancock
2008
dir. Berg
Starring
Will Smith
Jason Bateman
Charlize Theron

MOVIE POSTERIN TIME
dir. Andrew Niccol
Stars:
Justin Timberlake
Amanda Seyfried

Happy Birthday: Dianna Agron

diannaagronHappy Birthday actor Dianna Agron

Born: Dianna Elise Agron
April 30, 1986 in Savannah, Georgia, USA

Read reviews and watch pics of the actress:

I Am Number FourI AM NUMBER FOUR
dir. D.J. Caruso

BURLESQUEBURLESQUE
dir. Steve Antin

SEE TOP 100 DIANNA AGRON PHOTOS

2012

Abs

and Adam Brody

and Alex Pettyfer

and Anna Paquin

and Boyfriend

and Chord Overstreet

and Chris Coffer

and Cory Monteith

and Darren Criss

and Dianna Agron

and Joss Whedon

and Kevin McHale

and Lea Michelle

and Mark Salling

and Naya Rivera

and Sebastian Stan

and Teresa Palmer

Arms

as a Cat

as a Kid

as Aurora

as Derpina

as Natalie

as Quinn Fabray

Background

Ballerina

Bangs

Beautiful

Before and After

Bikini

Black and White

Black Dress

Blue Dress

Bob

Body

Boots

Breasts

Brunette

Butt

Casual

Cheerleader

Cleavage

Collage

Cosmopolitan

Curly Hair

Earrings

Ears

Elle

Eyebrows

Eyes

Face

Fashion

Feet

Flower Dress

Gown

GQ

Hairstyle

Headshot

Heels

Hot

in Burlesque

in Heroes

in I Am Number Four

in Veronica Mars

Jeans

Kissing Lea Michele

Legs

Lips

Lipstick

Makeup

Measurements

Mini Dress

Model

Nose

Nylons

on Glee

On the Street

Pants

Performing

Photo Shoot

Profile

Red Carpet

Red Hair

Sexy

Shoes

Short Dress

Short Hair

Skinny

Smile

Stockings

Straight Hair

Style

Sunglasses

Teeth

Updo

Wallpaper

White Dress

Without Makeup

Yellow Dress

Happy Birthday: Kirsten Dunst

kirstendunstHappy Birthday actor Kirsten Dunst

Born: Kirsten Caroline Dunst
April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, USA

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

INTERVEIW WITH THE VAMPIRE MOVIE POSTERInterview with the Vampire
1994
dir. Neil Jordan
Starring
Brad Pitt
Tom Cruise

WAG THE DOG MOVIE POSTERWag the Dog
1997
dir. Bary Levinson
Starring
Anne Heche
Dustin Hoffman

The Virgin SuicidesThe Virgin Suicides
1999
dir. Sofia Coppola
starring
James Woods
Josh Hartnett
Dunst

Spider-ManSpider-Man
2002
dir. Sam Raimi
starring
Tobey Maguire
Dunst
Willem DaFoe

Spiderman 2Spider-Man 2
2004
dir. Sam Raimi
starring
Toby Maguire
Alfred Molini
James Franco

x-menEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2004
dir. by Michel Gondry
Starring
Jim Carrey
Kate Winslet
Tom Wilkinson

WIMBLETONWimbleton
2004
dir. Richard Loncraine
Cast
Kirsten Dunst
Paul Bettany

Spiderman 3Spider-Man 3
2007
dir. Sam Raimi
starring
Toby Maguire
Thomas Haden Church
Topher Grace

MOVIE POSTERMELANCHOLIA
dir. Lars von Trier
Stars:
Kirsten Dunst
Charlotte Gainsbourg

MOVIE POSTERBACHELORETTE
2012
dir. Leslye Headland
Stars:
Kirsten Dunst
Isla Fisher

How to Lose Friends and Alienate PeopleHow to Lose Friends and Alienate People
2008
dir. Robert B. Weide
Starring
Simon Pegg
Jeff Bridges

All Good ThingsAll Good Things
dir. Andrew Jarecki
Stars:
Ryan Gosling
Kirsten Dunst

MOVIE POSTERUPSIDE DOWN
2013
dir. Juan Solanas
Stars:
Jim Sturgess
Kirsten Dunst

MOVIE POSTERMARIE ANTOINETTE
2006
dir. Soifa Coppola
Stars:
Kristen Dunst
Jason Schwartzman

MOVIE POSTERSPRING BREAKERS
2013
dir. Harmony Korine
Stars:
Vanessa Hudgens
Selena Gomez

Happy Birthday: Ana de Armas

anadearmas.jpgHappy Birthday actor Ana de Armas

Born: Ana Celia de Armas Caso
April 30, 1988 in Havana, Cuba

Married to: Marc Clotet (July 2011 – 2013) (divorced)

At age of 14 she began her studies at the National Theatre School of Havana, where she graduated after 4 years. At 16 she made her first film called Una rosa de Francia (2006) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. Then came the movie Madrigal (2007), directed by Fernando Pérez, and El edén perdido (2007), directed by Manuel Estudillo. In 2006 she moved to Spain where she continued her film career, and started on TV. She currently lives between Madrid and Barcelona. She is now preparing her next film Hands of Stone.

Happy Birthday: Gal Gadot

galgadot.jpgHappy Birthday actor Gal Gadot

Born: April 30, 1985 in Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel

Married to: Yaron Versano (28 September 2008 – present) (1 child)

Read reviews of the best of the actor:

MOVIE POSTERBATMAN VS SUPERMAN
2015
Dir. Zack Snyder
Star:
Ben Affleck
Gal Gadot

MOVIE POSTERBest of WONDER WOMAN

MOVIE POSTERTHE FAST AND THE FURIOUS 6
2013
dir. Justin Lin
Stars:
Vin Diesel
Paul Walker

Date Night Movie PosterDate Night
dir. Shawn Levy
Stars
Steve Carell
Tina Fey

fast fiveFAST FIVE
dir. Justin Lin
Stars:
Paul Walker
Vin Diesel

FAST AND FURIOUSFast & Furious
dir. Justin Lin
Starring
Walker
Vin Diesel

KNIGHT AND DAYKnight and Day
dir. James Mangold
Stars:
Tom Cruise
Cameron Diaz

SEE TOP 100 GAL GADOT PHOTOS

2004 Miss Israel

2014

Abs

and Corbin Bleu

and Dwayne Johnson

and Elodie Yung

and Fast Girls

and Husband

and Paul Walker

and Sung Kang

and Vin Diesel

and Yaron Versano

as Gisele

as Wonder Woman

Back

Background

Bangs

Beach

Beautiful

Bedroom

Bello Magazine

Bikini

Black and White

Black Dress

Blue Dress

Body

Bra

Breasts

Butt

Captain Morgan

Car

Car Sex

Castro AD

Casual

Cleavage

Curly Hair

Cute

Earrings

Ears

Eyebrows

Eyes

Face

Fashion

Feet

FHM Magazine

Gals and Dolls

GoStyle

Gown

Gun

in Army

in Batman vs Superman

in Entourage

in Fast 5

in Fast 6

in Fast and Furious 7

in Knight and Day

Jeans AD

Kiss Scene

Leather Jacket

Leather Top

Legs

Lingerie

Lips

Long Hair

Makeup

Maxim

Measurements

Mini Dress

Miss Israel

Model

Motorcycle

Naked

Nose

On Set

Outfit

Panties

Photo Shoot

Ponytail

Pose

Pretty

Profile

Relaxed

Self PIC

Sexy

Short Dress

Shorts

Skinny

Smile

Smoking

Spandex

Stunt Scene

Style

Topless

UHM Magazine

Underwear

Updo

Vagina

Wallpaper

Wedding Day

Wet

Young

Happy Birthday: Sam Heughan

samheughan.jpgHappy Birthday Sam Heughan

Born: April 30, 1980 in New Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK

An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for Outlander (2014), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He is an active patron of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Leukemia and Lymphoma Research. He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) located in Glasgow, Scotland.

Interview with Screenwriter Simon Kelton (Eddie the Eagle)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

It was a joy chatting with the screenwriter one of the the hit films of 2016 in “Eddie the Eagle”. Simon talks about the process from development to distribution of the film, plus shares a lot of insights on screenwriting . Enjoy!

simonkelton.jpgInterview with Simon Kelton

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to write the screenplay for Eddie the Eagle?

Simon Kelton: Like any Brit who loves the mountains I already knew a lot about Eddie’s magnificent adventures at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. After graduating from Oxford University, I had set up a ski company in Chamonix, France, to pursue my great passion for skiing and was so inspired by Eddie’s bravery and wild ambition that I ended up competing in the British Snowboarding Championships and World Extreme Snowboarding Championships in Alaska. Like Eddie I was over the moon just being able to watch my heroes doing what they did…

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Movie Review: MOTHER’S DAY (2016). Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts

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mothersdayMOTHER’S DAY (USA 2016) **

Directed by Garry Marshall

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell, Jason Sudeikis

Review by Gilbert Seah

Director Garry Marshall has created his niche in directing saccharine sweet films for the not so demanding moviegoer. His NEW YEAR’S EVE, VALENTINE’ DAY and PRETTY WOMAN say it all. The 81 year-old has been at it since 1982 when I saw his first film YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE. He also is the creator of the iconic TV series, “Happy Days”, “Laverne & Shirley”, and “Mork & Mindy”.

So do not expect much from his latest family comedy MOTHER’S DAY. The plot involves 3 interconnecting stories with mothers. They are loosely connected. For example, a friend of one gives advice to another who is in a different story. So, the film could consists of 3 unconnected stories for all that matters.

The first mother is Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) who has two sons. Her recently divorced husband, Henry (Timothy Olyphant) is marrying young Tina (Shay Mitchell). To Sandy’s dismay, everything is going on too well with her ex. The second mother is high profile TV star, Miranda (Julia Roberts) who has given up her daughter, Kristin (Britt Robertson) for her career. Kristen seeks to find her mother while not being able to commit to marrying her Irish boyfriend. And there is Jesse (Kate Hudson), a mother who married an east-Indian against her parents wishes. All these stories are quite easy to follow on screen, despite it sounding confusing on paper. It is hard to determine which is the best story. But one can tell that there is healthy competition among the stars to do their part the best. Aniston tries very hard at being funny. Roberts smiles a bit too much looking artificially false.

All these shenanigans are mildly funny. An example are the stand up comic routines during the comedy contest at Burn’s (Jon Lovitz) club. Those routines including the $5000 prize winner are just ok funny at best. The other shenanigans also invoke a tear or two as niceness is pulled out of these stories, which director Marshall is so good at. There are a few genuine funny moments like the runaway trailer with the laptop screen having the image of the East Indian mother as it topples of the table when she says” “Where is everyone gone?”

Marshall has assembled quite the all-star cast. Marshall has got most of the big names, like Julia Roberts, who has worked with him before. Also noticeable is his use of minority groups to play bit parts (like the down-syndrome girl at the film’s start). But then, his film goes in the opposite direction with some very racist East-Indian jokes later on in the film. He also stereotypes East Indians having the mother, for example, always appearing wearing a full sari and always having all Indians speaking with a strong accent.

Midway during the film, the hit song “Photograph” by Ben Shereen is performed, only emphasizing Marshall’s desperation to get his film liked.

Otherwise, MOTHER’S DAY is just the typical Garry Marshall film: mildly entertaining at best and irritatingly full of sentimentality and niceness. As the saying goes, every Marshall story (he cowrite this film) has a happy ending.

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Happy Birthday Director Irvin Kershner

irvinkershner.jpgHappy Birthday “Empire Strikes Back” Director Irvin Kershner

Born: Isadore Kershner
April 29, 1923 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Died: November 27, 2010 (age 87) in Los Angeles, California, USA

STAR WARSStar Wars
1977
dir. by George Lucas
starring
Harrison Ford
Hamill

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACKThe Empire Strikes Back
1980
dir. Irvin Kershner
Starring
Carrie Fisher
Billy Dee Williams

Happy Birthday Director Phillip Noyce

phillipnoyce.jpgHappy Birthday director Phillip Noyce

Born: April 29, 1950 in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia

Read review of the best of the director:

SALT  Salt
dir. Phillip Noyce
Stars
Angelina Jolie

Dead CalmDead Calm
1989
dir. Noyce
starring
Kidman
Sam Neill

THE QUIET AMERICANThe Quiet American
2002
dir. Philip Noyce
Starring
Caine
Brendan Fraser

MOVIE POSTERTHE GIVER
2014
dir. Phillip Noyce
Stars:
Brenton Thwaites
Jeff Bridges

NEWSFRONTNewsfront
1978
dir. Phillip Noyce
Cast
Bill Hunter
Chris Haywood

MOVIE POSTERPATRIOT GAMES
1992
dir. Phillip Noyce
Stars:
Harrison Ford
Anne Archer

MOVIE POSTERCLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
1994
dir. Phillip Noyce
Stars:
Harrison Ford
Willem Dafoe