Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are joining forces for the magical comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, while Halle Berry is on the line to save Abigail Breslin in The Call this weekend. If you're not sure whether you'd be into the wacky comedy or the intense rescue film, flip through all the pictures to find out what's in store from each movie and let us know which you may be seeing this weekend!
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone follows the life of a man who aims to leave people in awe, and while the movie itself doesn't reach those kinds of heights, it is a comedy with a few laughs and a cast that wins you over. Steve Carell headlines as title character Burt Wonderstone, a Vegas Strip mainstay whose flashy shtick has grown tired. Steve Buscemi plays his stage partner Anton, and when their act is challenged by flagging ticket sales and newer, more modern competitors, the two childhood best friends have a falling out, leaving Burt to rediscover his touch. Burt's road to a comeback is entertaining and full of goofiness that's quite dumb but still amusing.
The silliness of the movie is balanced out by how irreverent its sense of humor is. This is best demonstrated by Jim Carrey's character Steve Gray, a Criss Angel-like street magician more interested in shocking the masses than dazzling them. The gags ring true, and the observations about the business of magic are sharp and give The Incredible Burt Wonderstone an edge — not just an excuse to put the actors in ridiculous costumes. The lampooning of the industry and the jokes both provide a good time, even if the movie isn't destined to be a comedy classic. Find out what else I thought after the jump.
Olivia Wilde, Steve Carell, and Jim Carrey joined up to premiere The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in LA yesterday. Olivia wore a stunning black Gucci gown to pose for photos while her fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, bypassed the red carpet and headed straight into the event at the famed Chinese Theatre. Steve, meanwhile, posed with his wife, Nancy. Other celebrity attendees included magician David Copperfield, Melissa Joan Hart, and Steven Tyler.
The Hollywood debut comes just a few days after the cast flew out to Austin to screen the film at SXSW and less than 24 hours after Olivia Wilde's interview in Marie Claire came out. In the magazine feature, Olivia spoke about her relationship with Jason and her 2011 divorce from Italian aristocrat Tao Ruspoli. She said, "I'm so grateful for the pain and the heartbreak [from the divorce]. It gave me the courage to leave and brought me to the great love of my life."
Lena Dunham and Allison Williams were joined by their castmates and quite a few celebrity friends when they premiered the second season of Girls in NYC last night. Lena wore a strapless Valentino jumpsuit while Allison wore an Altuzarra ensemble. Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke, who gave birth to her second child seven weeks ago, hammed it up with their costars on the red carpet while the men of Girls — Adam Driver, Christopher Abbott, Andrew Rannells, and Alex Karpovsky — took photos together. Solange Knowles also attended the event along with HBO stars like Michael K. Williams and Steve Buscemi.
The cast and Lena in particular have been in the press quite a bit lately as they promote the new season of their hit series. Lena recently opened up about her awkward teenage years, saying she didn't have any friends and was a "chubby teenager." Despite her pre-Girls troubles, Lena is enjoying the success of her HBO show, including a nomination at Sunday's Golden Globes — make sure to fill out a Golden Globes ballot for the chance to win $1,500 and an iPad mini!
If you're thinking you could use a little bit of magic in your life, the trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone might be just the cure. Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi star as Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, an old-fashioned magician team who have lost their magic touch, so to speak, with the Las Vegas crowds. It might be their goofy hair that's driving audiences away, but it's probably the hip new guy in town, a Criss Angel-type (Jim Carrey) stuntman whose tricks include sleeping on hot coals overnight. Olivia Wilde also stars as a magician's assistant.
Despite The Incredible Burt Wonderstone's semidazzling tricks, I'm not that enthusiastic about this movie. I like Carell and Carrey (who starred together in Bruce Almighty), but there's something in the trailer that's lacking a little pizzazz. However, I am looking forward to Alan Arkin as the sage magician. The movie opens March 15, and you can watch the trailer when you read more.
Newlyweds Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt were all smiles at last night's NYC season three premiere of HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Stanley and Felicity secretly wed earlier this year, though they have plans for a larger ceremony in the future. Stanley's got a busy Fall ahead, with his Robert Redford-directed drama, The Company You Keep, premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival tonight and production on Catching Fire, the sequel to The Hunger Games, beginning in Atlanta.
Ashlee Simpson wore a short white frock to accompany her boyfriend and Boardwalk Empire star, Vincent Piazza. The pair cuddled close to snap photos, then headed inside the screening to mingle with Vincent's castmates Kelly Macdonald, Jack Huston, and Steve Buscemi. The show returns with new episodes Sept. 16, and the group will reunite shortly afterward on Sept. 23 at the Primetime Emmy Awards. They're up for six nominations, including outstanding drama series and outstanding lead actor for Steve Buscemi, who took home last year's award. Be sure to fill out your Emmy ballot for a chance to win $2,000.
Stanley Tucci is engaged! Stanley popped the question to his girlfriend, Felicity Blunt, and she debuted her new diamond ring at the NYC premiere and afterparty for Rampart on Tuesday night. Felicity and Stanley were set up by her sister, Emily Blunt, who costarred with Stanley in The Devil Wears Prada and, apparently, thought the two would be a good match. It will be Stanley's second marriage after his first wife, Kate, died of breast cancer in 2009. Felicity works as a literary agent in London. The actor, who is 50 and has three young children, and Felicity, 31, first got together earlier this year. Congrats to the happy couple!
HBO gathered the stars of Boardwalk Empire last night at NYC's Zeigfeld Theater to celebrate the show's second season, which debuts on the network Sept. 25. Leading man Steve Buscemi had the company of his wife, Jo Andres, while Michael Pitt had his model girlfriend, Jamie Bochert, and Vincent Piazza made his red carpet debut with Ashlee Simpson. Ashlee and Vincent also showed PDA recently at a fashion week bash, when they went out to celebrate Christina Ricci's Nylon cover. Other stars from the series like Kelly Macdonald, Jack Huston, and Gretchen Mol mingled with producers Mark Wahlberg and Martin Scorsese. The gang moved their festivities over to the Waldorf Astoria for the afterparty, where Jack met up with his aunt, Anjelica Huston, and Kelly gave her pal Emily Mortimer a big hug. The premiere of Boardwalk Empire is much anticipated, especially after the series just won seven creative Emmys last weekend.
Kate Winslet was in a half-sheer Stella McCartney number yesterday for the NYC debut of her new HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce. Other members of the network's family, like Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi and How to Make It in America's Bryan Greenberg, came out to show their support. Kate also had her costars on hand, including her fellow Oscar-winner Melissa Leo, a fresh-from-Michigan Evan Rachel Wood, and Guy Pearce. The two Academy Award honorees worked on their small-screen project before The Fighter actress clinched her prize, and Melissa even said her expletive-laced acceptance speech was inspired by Kate!
Last night, though, there was even more love flowing from the costars to leading lady Kate as many commented on her great attitude on the New York set last year. Evan referred to Kate as "my favorite actress hands down" before revealing the nickname she's been given by her The Ides of March director George Clooney, who apparently calls her Schnoz! Kate, meanwhile, shared her secret to both doing long hours and having a sunny attitude. She said, "You just have to do it! You have to team lead and you have to just plow on through. The thing is as well, when you're playing a character who is so present on the set, everyone sort of leads by example. I knew I had to be a leader in that sense . . . it helps everybody. You all want to enjoy your work and do the best job that you can. When the leading actor is being effervescent and positive, I think it makes a big difference to the atmosphere. But I'm always like that! Or I try to be!"
The big winners from last night's SAG Awards reconvened in the press room after accepting their statues during the star-studded show. Colin Firth celebrated his best actor nod alongside his The King's Speech costars, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. They also picked up the outstanding cast in a motion picture accolade, and Colin spoke about how fans have connected to the movie. The Fighter's Christian Bale, meanwhile, spoke about how his victory felt pretty "freaking good," and Temple Grandin's Claire Danes commented that her third award season win almost felt excessive. The Modern Family gang was particularly jubilant when they spoke to the assembled reporters, with Eric Stonestreet breaking from the celebrations to once again compliment Sofia Vergara's assets. Natalie Portman reveled in her latest honor for Black Swan following her dazzling appearance with the other ladies on the red carpet — make sure to check out all of our coverage from Hollywood's most recent big night, and stay tuned later for more on PopSugar Rush!