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Trips: You are an incubus. A hell-spawned incubus.
Ivy: Only a male can be an incubus. If anything, I’m a succubus.
Trips: Yeah, you got the ‘suck’ part right.
Yes, today we have screencaptures from another of Reese’s wisecracking 90′s classics – this time, Overnight Delivery! Reese played Ivy in this movie, alongside Paul Rudd as Trips, and it is definitely one of my favourite Reese movies. It’s a funny, wild and madcap road-trip movie, and Reese and Paul Rudd are both hilarious in it and have such great chemistry. It’s too bad they didn’t make a sequel showing their journey home/wherever else Ivy planned to take them I wish this movie was more readily available. As such, I have searched high and low and the only screencaptures I could make from this film were small and not the best of quality, unfortunately. However I am still happy to be able to add caps from this film at all, so I hope you enjoy them too.
If you haven’t seen Overnight Delivery yet then I’d definitely recommend trying to track down a copy to watch!
• Overnight Delivery > Film Screencaptures x1,043
Keen-eyed visitors will notice that I updated the Gallery with a new-old photo of Reese last weekend – the picture was taken for the New York Times in 1998 whilst Reese was promoting Pleasantville. It’s a simple but pretty picture of Reese, and a rare one too.
See the photo in the Gallery, and read the accompanying interview from 1998 below.
THE NEW SEASON/FILM: UP AND COMING: Reese Witherspoon; Commitment, Success and the Age of Ambivalence
September 13, 1998
DISCUSSING her career recently, the actress Reese Witherspoon felt compelled to make a confession. ”I use this threat, whenever I get disappointed with the movie business,” she said, lowering her voice and narrowing her cornflower-blue eyes ominously. ”I say, ‘This is it — I’m going to med school!’ I would love to be a pediatric surgeon.” Chatting in a TriBeCa restaurant, Ms. Witherspoon veered from such pensive asides to moments in which she spoke giddily, even rhapsodically, about life as a fledgling 22-year-old movie star.
In one breath, she would gush about how exciting it was to work with Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon in the thriller ”Twilight,” released earlier this year, or to act opposite her boyfriend, Ryan Phillippe, in the forthcoming ”Cruel Intentions,” an updating of ”Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” In the next, she would lament the way that the news media glorify her profession. ”I’m so tired of reading about these ridiculous actors and their ridiculous lives,” she said, sounding convincingly jaded.
The women that Ms. Witherspoon has played on screen, particularly in smaller films like 1995′s ”Fear” and ”Freeway,” have also been complex, sometimes contradictory creatures; and the four characters she will introduce this fall and winter prove no exception.
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It seems that Wild, the book that Reese bought the rights to for her production company, is moving forward, with book author Cheryl Strayed tweeting that Nick Hornby is on board to write the script:
I’ve got my hands on a copy of the This Means War DVD this weekend, and have added screencaptures from the extras for you. Unfortunately there were only 3 deleted scenes and 3 alternate endings on it. The deleted scenes were funny – especially the one where Lauren freaks out – but you can see why they were cut. The alternate endings were … well, better than the actual ending, in my opinion!! I’m still disappointed by who she chose, and just hope that Reese works with the other guy again in the future Still, enough of my opinion, here are the screencaptures …
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Menu’s x
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Post Pizza x35
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Ex-Girlfriends x64
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Lauren Freaking Out x120
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Warehouse Alternate Ending x62
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Alternate Ending #1 x3
• This Means War > DVD Screencaptures – Alternate Ending: Alternate Ending #2 x7
Flix666 and CinemaBlend report that Reese’s 2002 romcom Sweet Home Alabama is being released on Bluray to celebrate the film’s 10th anniversary! The bluray will hit stores on November 6th 2012. However, they haven’t put any additional extras on the bluray, and are instead just keeping the ones on the DVD:
- Eight deleted scenes introduced by director Andy Tennant
- Alternate ending with introduction
- Director’s Audio Commentary
- Music video, “Mine All Mine”
You can pre-order the bluray at Amazon.com. We have HD screencaptures from the film in our Gallery here.
In other Sweet Home Alabama news, Cinema Blend also report on another interesting tidbit about the film:
Sony Pictures had a huge weekend, with both the animated Hotel Transylvania and the time-travel thriller Looper performing better than expected to take the #1 and #2 spots at the box office, respectively. The Adam Sandler-voiced Hotel was the biggest winner by far, though, with an estimated $43 million weekend haul that doesn’t just make it #1, but sets a new September record– and knocks out a really, really unexpected champion.
When you think of movies that hold box office records, especially for opening weekend, you think of mammoths like The Avengers, or even middlebrow stuff that just happened to open in a slow period, like Cloverfield. But until Hotel Transylvania came along this weekend (article dated Sept. 30th 2012), the record for the biggest September opening of all time was held by none other than Sweet Home Alabama, the 2002 Reese Witherspoon romantic comedy that I was honestly certain nobody remembered at all. The film opened to $35 million 10 years ago, and because September is such a historically slow box office period, it hasn’t been toppled since, even by strong offerings like Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs ($30 million in 2009) and Eagle Eye ($29 million in 2008).
Earlier this year it was reported that Reese would be starring in ‘One Hit Wonder’, a musical comedy to be directed by Glee creator Ryan Murphy. Vulture.com are now reporting that Murphy is still working on the script, so there could still be life in it:
Back in February, Ryan Murphy went out to dinner with Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Cameron Diaz, and they all decided that it would be fun to make a movie-musical. Lo, One Hit Wonders — about a handful of washed-up nineties musicians who form a pop supergroup — was born. At last night’s God’s Love We Deliver event, Ryan Murphy told us he’s still working on the script, but there is one plot point on which he is decided: M.C. Gwyneth Paltrow and D.J. Jazzy Cameron Diaz (of the infamous Chelsea Handler video) will not be making an appearance. “No rapping. No,” he said firmly. And then once more to be clear: “No. It’s much more about pop music.” Sorry, M.C. Gwyneth!
It seems that Uggie the dog can add writing to his list of many talents, as he is releasing a book about his Hollywood life, entitled ‘Uggie – My Story’. In it, he dishes about working with Miss Reese on Water For Elephants, and recalls his experiences with RPattz on the same film
Reese Witherspoon: His Water for Elephants co-star loomed large from their first day on set.
“I adored her. On or off screen, the atmosphere between us was electrically charged,” writes Uggie. “Recently divorced and with two small children, Miss W was surely in need of a new leading man in her life?”
Robert Pattinson: Uggie confesses that his Water for Elephants co-star “broke into giggles” over the dog’s loud snoring. There was clearly some on-set jealousy.
“I never really got what the fuss was over Mr. P by the way (or RPattz, as his fans call him),” Uggie writes. “On any given day there’d be hordes of young female humans screaming for him at the studio gates, but the supposedly smoldering biped couldn’t even skateboard as well as me.” Meow!
- USA Today
Fox Buys Jill Soloway/Reese Witherspoon Working Mom Comedy
Reese Witherspoon is set to executive produce Wendy & Peter, a half-hour comedy written by Jill Soloway that has been sold to Fox. The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, centers on single working mom Wendy, who gets the hardest assignment of her life: as the right-hand woman and den mother to kid-genius tech billionaire Peter and the lost boys he calls family. United States Of Tara and Six Feet Under alumna Soloway executive produces with Pacific Standard’s Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea and Television 360′s Meghan Lyvers and Evelyn O’Neill.
Soloway, repped by UTA and Karl Austen, recently wrapped indie Afternoon Delight starring Kathryn Hahn, Josh Radnor, Michaela Watkins and Jane Lynch, which she wrote and helmed in her directorial debut. Soloway’s short film Una Hora Por Favor was featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Since its launch in March, Pacific Standard has acquired bestselling books Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and Wild by Cheryl Strayed and recently set up Mitch Larson’s fantasy book series Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp at Summit/Lionsgate. Witherspoon is with CAA and Management 360. Television 360, the TV production arm of Management 360, is a producer on HBO’s Game Of Thrones and Bravo’s It’s A Brad, Brad World.
I’m on the final stretch of adding screencaptures from Reese’s films, and today we have caps from Jack The Bear, one of her first movies, from way back in 1993 (can you believe that’s almost 20 years ago?!). This was a bizarre movie – it wasn’t at all what I expected, and it felt like 10 different movies in one, it was just all over the place. Reese only had a few scenes, and was obviously good in them … even if she did look about 5+ years older than the boy she was supposed to be dating!! I did like seeing her on screen with Danny DeVito. Still, young Reese is always fun to watch, and this was one of the few Reese movies I had never seen.
Screencaptures from the film, the trailer and the DVD menu’s are in our Gallery for you.
Just got caps from Trumpet Of The Swan and one of my faves, Overnight Delivery, still to add – woop!
• Jack The Bear > Film Screencaptures x152
• Jack The Bear > Trailer Screencaptures x3
• Jack The Bear > DVD Screencaptures – Menu’s x2
Cheryl Strayed optioned the movie rights for her acclaimed memoir “Wild” to Reese Witherspoon’s production company and admits it will be strange to see her story as a film — with the Oscar winner portraying her on the big screen.
Strayed will serve as an associate producer and consultant on the film adaptation, which will be written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko (“The Kids Are All Right”).
The moving memoir documents her gruelling, solo 1,770-kilometre hike of the Pacific Crest Trail from California to Oregon — with no previous experience as a long-distance hiker. Strayed makes the impulsive decision to embark on the journey following her mother’s death and the subsequent fracturing of her family and marriage — all part of a harrowing downward spiral.
“Inevitably, there are going to be scenes that are very close to the book … that they take almost exactly how it is in the book, and it’ll be very strange for me to see somebody who’s playing me. That’s the weird part,” Strayed said in an interview at Random House of Canada’s downtown offices during a promotional tour.
“I’m going to watch a famous actress playing a younger version of myself,” she added, laughing. “It’s just strange all around.”
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