July 29, 2016
        "Jason Bourne" brings back Matt Damon to the franchise                Mike Mills' "20th Century Women" is the Centerpiece of the 2016 New York Film Festival                A Teaser Trailer for "Justice League" suggests a really fun blockbuster                "Blair Witch" and "Wonder Woman": Comic-Con unleashes a ton of buzz worthy Trailers                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actress contenders                "Star Trek Beyond" is a rare success for the 2016 summer movie season                The 2016 New York Film Festival will open with Ava Duvernay's documentary "The 13th"                Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone make us swoon as "La La Land" drops a luminous Teaser Trailer                "Loving" announces itself as an awards player with a great Trailer                Hollywood Contenders: New Oscar Predictions for July                Woody Allen has another crowd pleaser on his hands with "Cafe Society"                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Actor contenders                Kristen Stewart shines in the sci-fi love story "Equals"                'Ghostbusters' is an excellent re-invention of the classic franchise                Hollywood Contenders: Looking at potential Best Director contenders        

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Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel go wherever they may ‘Rome’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL
“Josh and I don’t get along at all, really. For most of our scenes, I had them put a bag over his head because I can’t stand looking at him.”
So says Kristen Bell of her supposedly handsome “When In Rome” co-star Josh Duhamel. Now, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie likely would disagree with Bell about Duhamel’s looks – she clearly finds something attractive in the “Transformers” star.
But Bell was merely cracking wise as she promoted the romantic comedy, playfully explaining how chemistry isn’t something actors can put their fingers on while they are filming.
“Honest to God, it’s such a gamble,” she said. “You have no idea. You could get along like best friends (with a co-star) and it could read horrible on camera. Or we could be at each other’s throats and then it could read great.”
Positive reviews given to “Rome” indicate that Bell and Duhamel clicked as a harried museum curator and the sports reporter who falls under her spell. Duhamel, meanwhile, is quick to credit his director, who cut his teeth on a pair of not-very-funny superhero films, “Daredevil” and “Ghost Rider.”
“Our director, Mark Steven Johnson, is a genuinely good dude and a very funny man,” said Duhamel. “This movie, more than anything than I have done, made me feel very free to sort of go for (the joke), and if it didn’t work, my co-stars weren’t afraid to tell me.”
“And I think (it helped) having so many genuinely funny people around us,” Bell said. “Everybody had their own ideas. Although it did, at points, seem like we had too many ideas, but that’s not a bad thing.”
Will Arnett, Danny DeVito and Dax Shepard are just a few of those funny colleagues. All three were cast as potential suitors for Bell’s lonely curator. They follow Bell back to New York City when she picks their coins out of a Roman fountain. And while Shepard credits the comedy in the script, he spent most of his time deviating from the screenplay just to make Arnett laugh.
“I just think he’s the funniest guy on the planet,” Shepard said of the “Arrested Development” star. “And so anytime I can get him rolling, I feel like I’ve done my job.”
When asked what makes Arnett chuckle, Shepard explains, “Anything that is the opposite of him. He’s kind of aristocratic and refined, and I’m more of a hillbilly. So […]