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A veteran of film, TV and theater, Oliver Platt is one of the key pieces in the ensemble puzzle of 'The Oranges,' playing opposite his former 'West Wing' co-star Allison Janney as Terry Ostroff. When Terry's daughter (Leighton Meester) starts dating his best friend (Hugh Laurie), it throws all of their lives into disarray. But credit Platt and director Julian Farino's unconventional suburban comedy for not taking the obvious route and instead finding off-beat humor in an otherwise tricky situation. And while Terry may be the most subdued of the bunch, he's also the glue that holds the two families (and the movie) together.Continue Reading
Leighton Meester moves from the city to the suburbs in 'The Oranges,' a new ensemble comedy from veteran TV director Julian Farino, but the drama stays the same. In the film, Meester plays Nina Ostroff, who returns home after a five-year absence and upsets the delicate balance of their quiet New Jersey suburb. Despite Nina's parents trying to set her up with their neighbors' and best friends' eligible son (Adam Brody), Nina instead falls for his father David (Hugh Laurie) -- and the feelings are mutual.Continue Reading
Even we reach the last weekend of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, there are still plenty of movies to see and celebs to gawk at.
Here's a roundup of what TIFF had to offer on days 7 and 8.
At this point, you've probably pretty much given up wondering why James Franco does anything -- whether it's doing a half-assed job of hosting the Oscars, returning to 'General Hospital' or dropping out of his Broadway debut -- but you have to wonder about his next project, which he announced while promoting his documentary about Gus Van Sant. Franco plans to direct the seemingly unfilmable tale of a murdering necrophiliac, 'Child of God' by 'No Country For Old Men' author Cormac McCarthy.Continue Reading
When Ryan Gosling finds a director he enjoys working with, friendship and future collaborations usually follow. The heroic star is already hard at work on follow-up films with 'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn and 'Blue Valentine' helmer Derek Cianfrance, and judging from his new comments, don't be surprised if he teams with George Clooney again, too. After all, Gosling thinks Clooney is "like Michael Jackson, basically." Well, then!
Adam Scott is the Sonic Youth of actors. Now, he doesn't want you to think that he thinks that (though, as you'll see, he comes awfully close to admitting it) -- but it's really a pretty apt comparison. The 'Parks and Recreation' star is in that perfect position of being universally beloved without being overexposed. Have you ever heard one person say, "You know, I don't like Adam Scott"?