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Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
« on: March 22, 2012, 07:32:58 PM »
Celebrity of the Week Marathon
Drew Barrymore
Actress Drew Barrymore, born February 22, 1975, in Los Angeles, captured audiences' hearts at age seven for her role in E. T.: The Extraterrestrial. Her troubled childhood soon led to substance abuse and a wild reputation, however, which negatively impacted her career for many years. In 1995, she founded Flower Films and has since regained success as a talented actress, model, and producer.

She made her big screen debut at the age of four in Ken Russell's Altered States (1980). At the age of seven, Barrymore landed her most famous role as Gertie, the adorable little sister in E.T.: The Extraterrestrial (1982). The role pushed Barrymore into the spotlight. After the movie she appeared on NBC's The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and became the youngest-ever host of Saturday Night Live.

Jaid began taking her daughter to night clubs, and it was at Studio 54 and the China Club that Barrymore developed a pre-teenage fondness for drugs and alcohol. At age 13, an enraged Barrymore became violent when she was unable to throw her mother out of the house. She was placed in a rehabilitation center, and later wrote of the experience in her autobiography, Little Girl Lost. Because of her reputation as a wild child in trouble, film projects were slow to materialize.

Her luck began to change in 1995, when Barrymore founded her own production company, Flower Films. The same year, she gave a solid performance in the film Boys on the Side co-starring Whoopi Goldberg and Mary-Louise Parker. The next year she made a memorable terror-filled appearance in the blockbuster Scream (1996) and co-starred in Woody Allen's musical Everybody Says I Love You (1996). In 1998, she proved her strength as a romantic leading lady when she co-starred in the popular comedy, The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler and in Ever After, a version of the Cinderella story co-starring Anjelica Huston.


This marathon will be running from Saturday the 24th through Friday the 30th.
The idea behind this marathon—or what will actually be a series of marathons—is that I will watch 1 movie per day for an entire week with the chosen celebrity. I am not saying I will do one of these marathons every week... but it is something I will do hopefully fairly often.


My Drew Barrymore Movie Collection:
Titles in bold are movies from my unwatched pile. So no idea how big her role is in them.
- 50 First Dates
- Altered States
- Bad Girls
- Batman Forever
- Best Men
- Cat's Eye
- Charlie's Angels
- Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
- Donnie Darko
- Duplex
- Fever Pitch
- Firestarter
- Lucky You
- Never Been Kissed
- Riding in Cars with Boys
- Scream
- Titan A.E.
- The Wedding Singer
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Re: Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 09:35:09 PM »
You are missing my favorite Drew Barrymore movie: "Ever After"

Another Drew Barrymore movie I enjoyed which you are missing is "Home Fries". Though it is not a must-see.



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Re: Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 09:53:21 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions!  :)
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Re: Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 05:38:28 PM »
     50 First Dates: Widescreen Special Edition (2004/United States)

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Director:Peter Segal
Writing:George Wing (Writer)
Length:99 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Crude Sexual Humor and Drug References
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, French

Stars:
Adam Sandler as Henry Roth
Drew Barrymore as Lucy Whitmore
Rob Schneider as Ula
Sean Astin as Doug Whitmore
Lusia Strus as Alexa
Dan Aykroyd as Dr. Keats

Plot:
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star together for the first time since The Wedding Singer in one of the funniest romantic comedies in years.

Henry Roth (Sandler) lives an enviable life in a Hawaiian paradise, spending every night with a beautiful tourist in search of an island fling. It's a sweet life with no strings attached...until he meets Lucy (Barrymore). He and Lucy hit it off from the get-go, but the next day she acts like she doesn't know him. Has his karma come around to kick him in the butt or what? Actually, Lucy has short-term memory loss, so every night all memory of her day is erased. But a man in love will go to any lengths to win over the girl of his dreams, and if that means having to find imaginative ways of doing it over again every day, then Henry's up for the challenge.

Rob Schneider (Big Daddy) and Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) co-star in 50 FIRST DATES, which will win you over every time you watch it!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Gallery
  • Production Notes
  • Music Videos
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
This is a movie I watched a few times now. As well as being a really fun Drew Barrymore movie... it is one of my favorite movies with Adam Sandler. While it is still his silly style of comedy... It isn't as bad as most when it comes to the immature comedy he is so well known for. Drew Barrymore was great as the cute and sweet girl next door with no short term memory. I also loved how they ended this movie. They opted to make it more realistic instead of trying to pull off some sort of miracle cure for Lucy. Was there anything I didn't like about this movie? Sure... there is the walrus vomit joke which would have fit in many Sandler movies... but just didn't belong in this one... then there was Lucy singing the Beach Boy Song with a terrible (hopefully fake) singing voice. And lastly I didn't care much for Lucy's brother. But all that is really minor... and didn't ruin my enjoyment of the movie much... if at all. I would say even if you do not usually enjoy Adam Sandler movies... give this one a chance... you may be surprised.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 04:30:50 PM »
     Charlie's Angels: Special Edition (2000/United States)

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Director:McG
Writing:Ryan Rowe (Writer), Ed Solomon (Writer), John August (Writer), Ivan Goff (Original Material By), Ben Roberts (Original Material By)
Length:98 min.
Rating:Rated PG-13 : Action Violence, Innuendo and Some Sensuality/Nudity
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, English: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:English, French

Stars:
John Forsythe as Voice of Charlie
Cameron Diaz as Natalie
Drew Barrymore as Dylan
Lucy Liu as Alex
Bill Murray as Bosley
Sam Rockwell as Eric Knox

Plot:
Adventure has never been more beautiful than CHARLIE'S ANGELS! Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu star as the captivating crime-fighting trio who are masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts. When a devious mastermind embroils them in a plot to destroy individual privacy, the Angels are on the spot with their brains, brawn and high-tech toys. Aided by their loyal sidekick Bosley (Bill Murray), the girls are about to bring down the bad guys when a terrible secret is revealed that makes the Angels a target of assassination. Now, it's a matter of life or death as the stunningly smart detectives use their state-of-the-art skills to kick evil's butt in this sexy, high-octane comedy!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Bonus Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Production Notes
  • Music Videos
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
  • DVD-ROM Content
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
This is a movie that several people I personally know didn't like... but I, myself... I enjoyed it quite a bit.  Granted other then some very cool fighting scenes... there is nothing of real substance here.... it is just a cool, action packed, fun movie with some sexy women. Pretty much what the series was... a basic guilty pleasure if there ever was one. I really liked who they got in all the roles. And it looks like they had a blast doing the picture. In my opinion... this isn't meant in any way to be a thought provoking movie... just a good clean fun popcorn movie. And for me at least... it pulled it off well. One thing I liked... that I didn't notice until looking at DVD Profiler today.... the voice of Charlie was done by the same actor as in the series.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 07:12:51 AM »
It's what I'd call a guilty pleasure of mine. It is fast paced so that any stupid stuff gets forgotten quickly. High rewatchability due to extreme fluffiness :hysterical:

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Re: Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2012, 12:25:28 AM »
     Firestarter: Widescreen Edition (1984/United States)

Image Entertainment
Director:Mark L. Lester
Writing:Stephen King (1947) (Original Material By), Stanley Mann (Screenwriter)
Length:114 min.
Rating:R
Video:Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: Mono
Subtitles:None

Stars:
David Keith as Andrew McGee
Drew Barrymore as Charlie McGee
Freddie Jones as Dr. Joseph Wanless
Heather Locklear as Vicky McGee
Martin Sheen (1940) as Captain Hollister
George C. Scott as John Rainbird

Plot:
Firestarter, the bestseller by top writer Stephen King, now comes blazing to the screen in a $15 million saga, produced by Dino De Laurentiis. Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore, who won America's heart in E.T.-The Extra-Terrestrial, stars as the child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance. But can this power and the love of her father save her from the sinister government agency, "the Shop," which wants her destroyed? The top-notch story, an all-star cast that includes George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, Louise Fletcher, Art Carney, David Keith and Heather Locklear, plus amazing special effects and stunts from the masters who worked on Star Wars, E.T.-The Extra-Terrestrial, and Raiders of the Lost Ark make Firestarter this year's hottest movie.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Closed Captioned


My Thoughts:
This is another movie I haven't watched in many years. It is one of the movies I do like... but is not what I would call a favorite. What I mean by that is...  it is a movie I definitely enjoy but I can only watch but so often... once every few years at the most for me. For being so young at the time... I think Drew Barrymore did a great job in it. Unfortunately this release has no extras what so every.  I personally would have liked to at least seen the Theatrical Trailer.


My Rating:
Out of a Possible 5
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Re: Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2012, 12:29:55 PM »
     Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle: Unrated Widescreen Special Edition (2003/United States)

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
Director:McG
Writing:John August (Story By), John August (Screenwriter), Cormac Wibberley (Screenwriter), Marianne Wibberley (Screenwriter), Ivan Goff (Original Characters By), Ben Roberts (Original Characters By)
Length:107 min.
Rating:Rated Unrated : Additional Footage Contains Graphic Violence and Sexuality
Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital: Dolby Surround
Subtitles:English, French, Korean, Trivia

Stars:
John Forsythe as Voice of Charlie
Cameron Diaz as Natalie
Drew Barrymore as Dylan
Lucy Liu as Alex
Bernie Mac as Jimmy Bosley
Crispin Glover as Thin Man

Plot:
Sexy Angels (Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu) are going head-to-head with Angel-Gone-Bad (Demi Moore)!

Extras:


    My Thoughts:
    I watched this movie last night.... but by the time I watched it I was too tired to post a review of it so here it is first thing this morning. Before I even bought this movie I heard they really messed up this sequel. I heard it totally sucked. So I went into this one with no expectations what so ever. And it is a good thing I did prepare myself for that. I mean there is some good scenes in it... and some fun to be had if you leave your brain at the door when you go in to watch it.  But over-all this is just a fair movie at best. In this one they replace Bill Murray with Bernie Mac for Bosley. Ok... so they explained it away as not being the same Bosely... but a brother by adoption. Bernie Mac did have some laughs in it... but it was not the same. And it was definitely not Bernie Mac's best work. I would say if you have any interest in this movie at all... try to catch it on cable (or rent it) first... don't just put your money down on it.  I can say I don't feel to bad about getting it... as I can see times when I will want to watch it (not often!)... and I got it cheap... I got it in a 3 Movies for $15 sale. So it only cost me $5. So even though I am less then thrilled with the movie... I am not sorry I added it to my collection... at least not for the price I paid. Though looking back... I could have picked something better for that $5.


    My Rating:
    Out of a Possible 5
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    Re: Celebrity of the Week Marathon: Drew Barrymore
    « Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 12:17:46 PM »
         Duplex (2003/United States)

    Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Miramax Home Entertainment
    Director:Danny DeVito
    Writing:Larry Doyle (Writer)
    Length:89 min.
    Rating:Rated PG-13 : Sexual Content, Language and Some Violence
    Video:Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan & Scan 1.33:1
    Audio:English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1
    Subtitles:English, Spanish

    Stars:
    Ben Stiller as Alex Rose
    Drew Barrymore as Nancy Kendricks
    Eileen Essell as Mrs. Connelly
    Harvey Fierstein as Kenneth
    Justin Theroux as Coop
    James Remar as Chick

    Plot:
    Hollywood favorites Ben Stiller (Meet the Parents, The Royal Tenenbaums) and Drew Barrymore (Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Never Been Kissed) lead a star-studded cast in this darkly hilarious comedy where one wrong move turns out to be a monumental mistake! Young and vibrant New Yorkers Alex (Stiller) and Nancy (Barrymore) have just found the perfect place to settle down and share a bright future. But their new home comes with a permanent fixture they didn't expect; an obnoxious elderly tenant who won't move out and refuses to die! Pushed to the edge of insanity as their dream home turns into a nightmare, it's only a matter of time before Alex and Nancy begin to entertain some truly sinister solutions to their problem! Also featuring the ever-popular Harvey Fierstein (Death To Smoochy, Independence Day) written by Larry Doyle and directed by Danny DeVito (The War Of The Roses, Throw Momma From The Train), Duplex is another laugh-packed crowd-pleaser you don't want to miss!

    Extras:
    • Scene Access
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Featurettes
    • Closed Captioned


    My Thoughts:
    I watched this movie last night.... but by the time I watched it I was too tired to post a review of it so here it is first thing this morning. I found this one to be just plain fun. I was expecting a little more laugh out loud moments in it... but it was enjoyable all the same. I liked Ben Stiller in this one as well. Which is a good thing as he has been a little hit and miss for me on the ones I have seen. Not to mention the fact that for some reason I really can't picture him and Drew Barrymore together.... but they make it work.


    My Rating:
    Out of a Possible 5
    Pete