Posted by Staff in Jan 24,2010 with No Comments
In the romantic comedy “When in Rome,” opening Friday, a pert-but-unlucky-in-love curator for the Guggenheim (Kristen Bell) catches the eye of Nick (Josh Duhamel), a college football player-turned-sportswriter for the Daily News.
The couple hit it off at her sister’s wedding in Italy, but when it seems things won’t come together, Beth swipes coins from a fountain known for magical romantic powers and gets four spellbound suitors.
But the most unbelievable part is Nick’s Madison Square Garden-size apartment and assignments in the Italian Alps. Why? Well, I am a Daily News sportswriter, and that’s what caught my eye.
Duhamel, who was raised in Minot, N.D., was a star of “Win a Date With Tad Hamilton” and the “Transformers” movies and is married to Black Eyed Peas songstress Fergie. I spoke to the 37-year-old actor to get his take on the character, my profession, New York sports and the city’s hometown newspaper. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Staff in Jan 23,2010 with No Comments
Italy would’ve been nice and all, but we were more than happy to walk on over to the lower-Manhattan set for the scoop on the new fantastical romantic comedy ‘When in Rome.’ Kristen Bell plays an love-weary “gallerina” who, while in Rome for her sister’s wedding, steals coinage from a “fountain of love” and is soon being chased by a band of suitors (they’re played by Will Arnett, Jon Heder, Dax Shepard and Danny De Vito, though we’ll say the odds-on favorite is the above-the-title Josh Duhamel). Here’s our traveler’s guide to — OK, 10 fun behind-the-scenes facts from — ‘Rome.’
1 female star + 5 male stars = More funny.
What clearly separates ‘Rome’ from your average rom-com is the addition of the wildcard suitors in Shepard as a model, Arnett as a painter, Heder as a street magician and De Vito as a sausage king (actual occupation). “They’re all very unique and very eccentric,” Bell said. “So when they come together, the scenes with them just interacting is hysterical.” At first Duhamel feared, as the straight man, he’d be “the most boring character in the movie,” but his journalist Nick was bestowed one idiosyncratic characteristic: He has no peripheral vision. And tunnel vision is funny. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Staff in Jan 11,2010 with 1 Comment
Josh Duhamel might just sweep Kristen Bell off her feet — if he can compete with four other determined, love-struck suitors — in the new romantic comedy ‘When in Rome,’ in theaters January 29.
“We knew each other and she was always somebody I hoped I’d be able to work with,” Josh says of his rapport with Kristen. “[This role] is right in line with my personality.”
‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ star Kristen plays Beth, a successful-but-single museum curator in New York who flies out to Rome for her sister’s impulsive wedding. When in Rome, Beth picks up coins from the “fountain of love” — and soon finds a quintet of suitors waiting for her back home! Is it a blessing, or a curse?
Josh leads the pack of possibilities in Kristen’s male harem, but she also has to contend with the likes of self-absorbed male model Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, an Italian Romeo stalking her halfway around the globe, Jon Heder, a not-so-great street magician who mines his talents to try to land Beth, and older man “sausage king” Danny DeVito!
Watch ET for more with the stars of ‘When in Rome’! [Source]
Posted by Staff in Jan 08,2010 with No Comments
Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel are teaming up on the big screen in ‘When in Rome,’ and we’re bringing you a sneak peek.
Kristen explains that her character is someone who “hasn’t found anyone [who's] swept her off her feet.”
She explains, “She goes to her sister’s wedding in Rome and meets Nick [played by Josh].”
“Neither of them is really looking for love, but you usually find it when you’re not looking for it. That’s just kind of what happens here,” Josh says about their characters.
In ‘When in Rome,’ Kristen’s character travels to Rome and impulsively steals magic coins from a love fountain. This causes her to be pursued by the men (played by Danny DeVito, Dax Shepard, Jon Heder and Will Arnett) who threw the coins into the fountain, while, at the same time, being pursued by reporter Nick. Her character has to ask, is Nick just pursuing her because she snatched his coin? Or is his interest genuine?
‘When in Rome’ hits theaters on January 29. [Source]
Posted by Staff in Jul 10,2009 with No Comments
I would like to say, for the record, that I have been waiting to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen since the end credits of the first Transformers. As an old fan of the TV cartoon, I am a huge fan of the film. I have been in such anticipation of this film that whenever I saw trailers for it, my body would start to tingle.
I finally got to see my Transformers sequel and I liked it. Transformers picks the story up with Sam Witwicky (played by Shia LaBeouf) going off to college. Before he can leave his family home and make his way to college, the Decepticons have set into motion yet another war with the Autobots and the humans. Now, Sam is the only person with the key to taking down the Decepticon leader, known as The Fallen.
Screenwriters Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman have written a decent script. The plot is interesting enough, but it seems to be missing that great subplot; there really isn’t one.
Director Michael Bay has a better time with the direction, but the objects and plot points move so quickly throughout the film that certain things are almost missed. Apparently, Bay focused more on making sure his shots were CGI friendly and less on making sure the audience members could follow. With so much going on, it’s a race for the audience to keep up.
LaBeouf is still a great actor and is perfect for the role of Sam, with his great comedic timing and tenacity. Megan Fox (Mikaela), however, still needs work. With her obviously collagen-enhanced lips, I still see Fox as just the girlfriend.
Josh Duhamel as Major Lennox and Tyrese Gibson as Master Sergeant Epps are pretty good as the soldiers who work with the Autobots, protecting the human race from the Decepticons. Duhamel and Gibson still make a great team and play off of each other nicely. Read the rest of this entry »