Trying to figure out which movie to go see this weekend? Check out our one-sentence movie reviews of Whip It!, Zombieland, and The Invention of Lying. Plus, find out what we're thinking about the David Letterman affair/extortion bombshell and possible reasons behind why Kanye West and Lady Gaga canceled their tour. Watch the weekend edition of PopSugar Rush now!
In his Hollywood directorial debut, Ricky Gervais takes us to an alternate universe where honesty makes the world go round. It's not just that lie-telling is an impossibility; everyone can't help but speak their minds at all times, no matter how personal, embarrassing, or brutal their innermost thoughts may be. The premise of The Invention of Lying is rife for comedy, but the film is also a commentary on religion and has its sad moments as well.
The film tells the story of Mark Bellison, an average joe who just can't seem to get ahead in a world where his mediocrity is ridiculed day after day. His co-workers can't stand him and women reject him based on his looks alone. When he loses his job as a screenwriter, Mark is ready to give up — until he mysteriously becomes the world's first liar.
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The Ricky Gervais comedy The Invention of Lying, which opens on Friday, features a slew of great actors, including Tina Fey, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Rob Lowe, and more. Buzz recommended it as a Fall comedy pick, and I'm definitely enjoying its great set design. In particular, I'm coveting Anna McDoogles's bedroom.
I love the classic look of Anna's room, as well as the muted femininity that runs throughout. To get the look, start by painting your walls a soothing shade of gray green. Sherwin Williams's 6174 Andiron is a close match.
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Welcome to the Caption It game on BuzzSugar! Every Wednesday, I'll post a photo still from a TV show or movie here and challenge you to think of the most hilarious caption possible. I'll announce the finalists the following Tuesday, and you'll get to vote for the best caption!
Before we get to the new challenge, congratulations to khowell who came up with the winner for last week's challenge, which featured a distraught Lily from How I Met Your Mother. khowell ran away with 60 percent of the vote with this zinger:
"How many times do I have to tell you?! I've forgotten Sarah Marshall!"
There's a lot of funny hiding in there, so leave your caption suggestions in the comments before 5 p.m. PDT on Monday, Oct. 5 for a chance to win!
Photos courtesy of Warner Bros Pictures
Jennifer Garner couldn't stop laughing at last night's LA premiere of The Invention of Lying. She was joined by costars Rob Lowe and Ricky Gervais, who showcased his infamous giggle. Earlier yesterday Jennifer made an appearance on The Jay Leno Show, where she made husband Ben Affleck proud by successfully reciting the starting lineup for the Boston Red Sox. She also endured some jokes about the Sox's rivalry with the Yankees, though Jennifer politely declined to bring Ben home a photo of Derek Jeter — check out the video below.
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Jennifer Garner joined her costars Ricky Gervais and Rob Lowe to premiere The Invention of Lying at TIFF yesterday. At the press conference earlier in the day, Jennifer teased Ricky who wrote, directed and acted in the film, for often ruining takes with his loud shrill giggle. Jen also said she's not planning on working with her husband Ben Affleck again, although "life is long" so she's not ruling it out for the future. It sounds like the cast got along great while filming and are still enjoying each other's company as they kick off promotions for one of Buzz's top movie picks for the Fall.
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I've already given you previews of tons of upcoming Fall films, but now that their release dates are fast-approaching, I'm going to share my picks for the ones most worth seeing. Mark your calendar (or just write 'em in on your TV calendar!). First up, comedies.
J.J. Abrams (Star Trek director) watched The Invention of Lying and said it was one of his favourite films. I know I shouldn't care what people think — some people will like it, some will hate it, and some won't care either way. But the reason I'm so excited in this instance is that I think J.J. is one of the most exciting directors out there at the moment.
Well, that's a nice endorsement. The movie (previously titled This Side of the Truth) certainly does look interesting, and it's chock-full of fun people like Tina Fey, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Rob Lowe, and more. Of course, Gervais himself is also in the movie, as the central character who lives in a world in which everyone only ever tells the truth — always. The movie shows what happens when lies are introduced to such a world. Naturally, Gervais's character is the inventor of lying.
The movie opens Sept. 25. To check out the trailer, read more
This Side of the Truth, written and directed by Ricky Gervais, looks like it's going to be awesome. The story is set in a world where no one has ever lied, and, according to Gervais, he plays "a loser who discovers one day that he, and only he has the ability to lie. In a world where no one even understands the concept of lying, everyone totally believes, without question anything I tell them. I can say anything at all and they accept this as the gospel truth. I can get anything I want. Or can I?"
Gervais is awesomely blogging his experience of working on this movie, from his collaboration with co-writer and director Matt Robinson ("During the [conference] call me and Matt passed each other off-putting notes and obscene pictures to make each other laugh. I lost, and at one point had to leave the room") to observations about picking out costumes as an actor ("Some directors/lead actors would choose their wardrobe based on style, creation of original iconography and aesthetic enhancement of the fictional world. I chose mine based on comfort, how long they take to get in and out of and on what I would want to keep when the movie is complete.")
Look at all the ridiculously cool people in this movie. Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Rob Lowe and Louis C.K. are confirmed, while Gervais has stated on his blog that Tina Fey, Christopher Guest (Christopher Guest!), Jeffrey Tambor and John Hodgman have also been cast.
This is going to be awesome.