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Bradley Cooper leaves the bachelor parties behind him and tries to show his intellectual side in the new drama/thriller "The Words."
The "Hangover" star plays a writer who's achieved great literary success but has to pay the piper when he's confronted by an old man (Jeremy Irons) whose work he stole. Zoe Saldana plays his hot girlfriend, with Olivia Wilde, Ben Barnes and Dennis Quaid in the mix as well. Read (or watch, rather) "The Words" when it hits theaters on Sept. 7.
You can pretty much always tell a good rom-com from a bad rom-com just by looking at the cast. After all, most of these things have some preposterous plot contrivance and then a bunch of life lessons, so it's not the story that's going to make a film original, it's the performances.
The "What If" game is an entertaining way to burn a few hours. What if you went to Vassar instead of Arizona State University? What if you never went to happy hour that night? What if the Portland Trailblazers had drafted Michael Jordan?
Cinema is one of the best, and most maddening, places to play the "What If" game. Only a few truly great roles float around Hollywood each year. A-list actors jockey against one another for these parts, and the up-and-comers battle it out in auditions. What if Denzel Washington had accepted the lead role in "Ray"? What if Francis Ford Coppola had cast Frank Sinatra as Vito Corleone in "The Godfather"? What if Ashton Kutcher had played Bruce Wayne in "Batman Begins"? The questions go on and on.
Auditions for "The Twilight Saga" drew every young actor with a half-decent agent. For this reason, there are plenty of "What If" scenarios with actors who have made names for themselves in other projects. Get More »
Sure, we like to think of him as Dreamy Prince Caspian, but it looks like Ben Barnes will be taking up the mantle of Thomas Ward in "The Seventh Son."
If the "Narnia" star signs on the dotted line, this could be yet another major movie franchise feather in his cap.
Based on the first book in the "Last Apprentice" series by Joseph Delaney, "The Seventh Son" is the latest young adult novel adaptation in development that's full of magic-y goodness. As the young apprentice to The Spook, Ward must learn to harness his supernatural powers to protect the land from baddies of all sorts. Will he succeed where 29 other apprentices fail? Since there are eight books in the series, the magic eight ball points to "probably so." Get More »