February 28, 2015 |
"Did I just die?" Those pretty much are the last words you want to hear from your lover. Especially if she's as lovely as Olivia Wilde. That's one of the many unintentionally funny lines in The Lazarus Effect , a creepy thriller that boasts a fine cast, including Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger, and Evan Peters, and one of the most derivative scripts this side of the Scary Movie franchise. Mildly enjoyable despite its basic mediocrity, The Lazarus Effect stars Wilde and Duplass as brilliant research scientists and lovers, named Zoe and Frank who have developed a life-giving serum that can bring the dead to life - just as the slimy fluorescent green stuff did in one of the film's chief inspirations, Re-Animator . (Actually, the couple didn't so much invent the drug as borrow it from the TV show Smallville , where the term Lazarus Serum originated.)
August 8, 2014 |
Wild for Olivia Wilde! A Glamour magazine photo, as "SideShow" reported Wednesday, shows beautiful, brainy, beautiful Olivia Wilde breastfeeding her hungry son Otis . Soon as it came out, it went crazy-nuts on the Net. Taken by famed photog Patrick Demarchelier , it's in the September issue, released now, because . . . it's World Breastfeeding Week! Of course you knew that. Now, it goes without saying, most of those sharing this pic care deeply about the right of moms everywhere to hook up the young'un when hunger strikes.
August 7, 2014 |
Wilde is a mom It's a good thing to love your baby. Olivia Wilde does and she's not afraid to show it: The Rush star is featured in a Glamour mag photo shoot breast-feeding five-month-old son Otis . "Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn't complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that," Wilde tells the mag. "Breast-feeding is the most natural thing. . . . now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast.
March 14, 2014 |
Olivia Wilde writes on Haiti Olivia Wilde , who stars as a suburban sex kitten in Better Living Through Chemistry , writes eloquently in Darling magazine about her volunteer work in Haiti, which had her burying victims with pal Babs Burchfield . "We were aware of the unlikelihood of the moment - two white American girls working to bag bodies in a morgue - but this was Haiti, and we had come to expect the darkly unexpected," Wilde,...
September 27, 2013 |
OLIVIA Wilde has a small, but important, role in the auto racing movie "Rush," but those cars can't rocket half as fast as the actress' career. Wilde, who got her start on TV around a decade ago ("Skins," "The O.C. "), segued into small, offbeat movies, then showed her acting chops as "13" on the misanthropic TV medical drama, "House. " Thirteen suits her, because, in 2013, Olivia Wilde is having a year - at home (she's engaged to actor Jason Sudeikis) and on the screen, with three big movies, kicking off with "Rush.
September 27, 2013 |
RON Howard's "Rush" is the director's second car-crash movie - the first being his 1977 debut, a Roger Corman cheapie called "Grand Theft Auto. " It is unfondly remembered, but it gave the actor-turned-director a foothold, and only a few years later he'd make his reputation and cement his future with the Michael Keaton comedy "Night Shift. " Lately, the director's specialized in big, glossy sometimes swollen ("Da Vinci Code") Hollywood spectacles, and you can feel him in "Rush" trying to burn a little good-old-days rubber.
March 12, 2013
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Nina Dobrev. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Steve Carell; Emilia Clarke; Josh Ritter. Jimmy Kimmel Live (11:35 p.m., 6ABC) - Kim and Kourtney Kardashian; Adam Driver; Halestorm. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Olivia Wilde; Nick Offerman; Buddy Guy and The Experience Hendrix All-Star Band perform. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Minnie Driver; Ben Schwartz.
January 14, 2013 |
Zero Dark Thirty easily captured the top spot in the weekend box office sweeps. The Sony action flick about the hunt for Osama bin Laden took in $24 million for its first weekend of wide release, according to studio estimates. Second place went to A Haunted House from Open Roads Films, a horror spoof starring Marlon Wayans, with $18.8 million, enough to make any studio exec happy to believe in ghosts. Zero Dark Thirty has racked up five Oscar nominations, including nods for best picture, original screenplay and best actress for Jessica Chastain as a bin Laden-obsessed CIA agent.
December 14, 2012 |
AN ATTRACTIVE CAST, a tautly paced story and a vivid sense of place add up to curiously little in the thriller "Deadfall. " The chilly picture opens with a bloody shootout after a casino heist in northern Michigan, where bandits Addison (Eric Bana) and Liza (Olivia Wilde) split up with vague plans to reunite in Canada. Their separate and eventful paths north form the crosscut plot. Liza hitches a ride with a fugitive (Charlie Hunnam) on his way to take refuge with his folks (Kris Kristofferson, Sissy Spacek)
October 5, 2012 |
Having a taste for Butter depends almost entirely on whether you find the comedy of condescension and ridicule a hoot or a very cheap form of amusement. This satire on self-righteous, homily-spewing red-staters and the cutthroat world of butter carving trades almost entirely on making jokes at the expense of others, most of all an obsessed, venal woman who could pass as a kissin' cousin to two prominent female Republicans of the preprimary season ( Butter was made in 2011). Decidedly not a critics' picture, Butter brandishes the sort of snide humor that plays well with a large public, but a fair slice of that audience could well be put off by the whiff of an agenda that's hard to miss.