The documentary Michael Moore has called his “boldest and most ambitious work to date” has been omitted from the Oscar shortlist for Best Documentary.
Jason Lee, star of debatably unfunny TV comedy My Name is Earl and not-so-debatably unfunny Alvin and the Chipmunks, has signed on to make his directorial debut next year.
Presumably, you only went along to the first Night at the Museum to keep the kids quiet for a couple of hours, but you might have found yourself pleasantly surprised. Not so this sequel, with its muddled plot, tired-looking effects and idiotic slapstick humour. Amy Adams, as a gleeful Amelia Earhart, and Hank Azaria, as an evil pharaoh, provide brief moments of entertainment. But they’re not enough to save this shameless commercial cash-in from languishing in the sequel bad place.
In the grand tradition of celebrities mouthing off about social policy as if they’re highly educated experts on the subject, Michael Caine has announced he’d support the return of national service as a way to pull England’s troubled youths into line.
Hollywood’s bent for all things cheesy is perhaps best embodied in that most haunting of spectres, the child actor. From their cutesy giggles to their moronic lisps, we count down the five most irritating mugs ever to grace the screen at the tender age of precocious.
For those who enjoy a mindless Sunday afternoon spent in front of a predictably happy rom-com, 17 Again is one of the better out there at the moment. Matthew Perry and Zac Efron are their dependably entertaining selves, while I Love You Man’s Thomas Lennon injects some scene-stealing hilarity.