8 October 2019 Posted by mouza
Like many other moviegoers, Paul Rudd emerged from “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” thinking a lot about Brad Pitt. Having spent a couple of hours this summer in a darkened theater, where he watched the effortlessly self-assured Pitt spar with Bruce Lee, pal around with Leonardo DiCaprio and strip off his shirt to fix a television antenna, Rudd left feeling slightly bedazzled and slightly intimidated, but also feeling that his own place in the cultural hierarchy had been clarified.
“I thought, my God, what a movie star, just so cool,” Rudd said a few weeks ago, still sounding awe-struck. His voice rose to an ironic timbre — “Leo’s no slouch either!” — before it returned to its usual, gentler register as he described how the Brad-gazing experience reminded him that audiences were never going to see him in quite the same way.
“I came to terms pretty early on,” he said, “that I was not going to be the guy up there that people would watch, going, ‘Yes! That’s who I want to be!’”
Rudd has been a film and TV star in his own right for more than 25 years now, from his earliest appearances in movies like “Clueless” to his first Netflix series, “Living With Yourself,” which debuts Oct. 18. Though some of us may feel that we’ve known him forever, he is, at age 50, just reaching a new peak of fame, thanks in part to mammoth Marvel blockbusters like “Avengers: Endgame,” in which he plays the wisecracking superhero Ant-Man. He’s been filming a lead role in a new “Ghostbusters” movie that is planned to open next summer, and which could elevate him even higher.
But his costumed adventuring is an outlier; Rudd has carved out his particular piece of pop-cultural turf by playing people who don’t necessarily get to swagger triumphantly, save the day or induce swooning.
O.K., maybe just a little swooning. But the tough, quiet Brad Pitt roles are “not coming my way, and I’m not fighting for them,” Rudd said. “Because the truth is, I don’t quite relate to them in the same way that I relate to a guy who is mildly depressed or put-upon, and trying to fight his way out of this common situation.”
His wheelhouse, as Rudd understands it, is a certain sort of Everyman who, despite the good looks and charisma, is an avatar of averageness. In his most successful performances, he is besieged by quotidian problems; he is blessed with impeccable comic timing but at his funniest when he’s flailing and frustrated. Sometimes he can seem like two people at once.
It’s a dichotomy Rudd uses to full advantage in “Living With Yourself,” a comedy-drama with a science-fiction twist. In the series, he plays Miles, a dejected brand executive who has lost his passion for his work and his marriage. On a tip from a co-worker, he tries a mysterious spa treatment that he hopes will make him a new and better man — and which instead results in the creation of a clone (also played by Rudd) who is seemingly superior to Miles in every way. [More at Source]
9 June 2019 Posted by mouza
It’s that time of the year again where Paul goes back to Kansas City to celebrate Big Slick Weekend! Big Slick Celebrity Weekend is an annual event that happen every year in Kansas City where celebrities get together to raise money for Mercy Children’s Hospital. Paul have been one of the founding members of the event and a huge supporter.
This year, Paul & Co celebrated the 10th anniversary of the event by collecting a little more than $2.5 million for the hospital and breaking the $10 Million cap. I’ve updated the gallery with over 100 photos of Paul through out the last few days.
19 April 2019 Posted by mouza
Over the course of 10 years, Marvel has built a reputation for delivering two inevitabilities: meaty post-credits scenes and spoiler-free press runs.
Case in point: At the hush-hush “Avengers: Endgame” “Avengers: Endgame” press conference in downtown Los Angeles, Paul Rudd and Jeremy Renner (who play Ant-Man and Hawkeye, respectively) managed to talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe while revealing absolutely nothing about the upcoming superhero team-up.
“You don’t want to ruin it because people spoil stuff, man,” said Renner, who skillfully dodged every question that even alluded to the top-secret film. “It’s terrible.”
He was right to be cautious. Just over a week before “Endgame” is slated to hit theaters worldwide, five minutes of credible footage from the film was leaked online.
According to descriptions, the footage includes scenes from throughout the movie that reveal key details about the plot. Disney has not confirmed whether the footage is indeed from the upcoming film.
On Tuesday, the Russo brothers, who have directed four MCU titles including “Infinity War” and “Endgame,” issued a statement via Twitter urging “the greatest fans in the world” not to ruin the movie for other fans.
“Please know that the two of us, along with everyone involved in ‘Endgame,’ have worked tirelessly for the last three years with the sole intention of delivering a surprising and emotional powerful conclusion to the Infinity saga,” read the statement. “When you see ‘Endgame’ in the coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you.”
“It’s a bummer that we are in this place where there are people that really want to find things out and then advertise that to get clicks and sell advertising dollars or whatever it is,” said Rudd, prior to the leak. “I always think it’s fun to see a movie and not know anything about it.”
“It’s a better moviegoing experience not to know anything,” Renner agreed.
Keeping fans (and journalists) in the dark is so emblematic of Marvel that it was surprising to find even the slightest hint about the upcoming film hidden in the form of Hawkeye’s updated “Endgame” costume, which was displayed among a decade’s worth of movie posters from 22 MCU films and mannequins sporting the Avengers’ uniforms.
Not far from Ant-Man’s familiar red, white and black suit was Renner’s costume, which looked more befitting of a ninja, complete with a katana and a hood rather than the usual archer’s bow and arrow.
The refreshed look, plus the few glimpses of the character offered in the movie’s trailer, hint that Hawkeye will assume the mantle of Ronin, a persona multiple characters have adopted over the years in the comics. (The word Ronin means “lone samurai” in Japanese.)
“I’m not cleared to say anything,” said Renner when asked about Ronin, again proving how seriously everyone involved wants to preserve even the most expected “Endgame” twists.
The finished product is so top secret that Disney even took the unusual step of not screening the film in advance of their press day, instead showing only a meager amount of footage — something that was also done for “Infinity War” and a handful of “Star Wars” titles, but is typically unthinkable in the world of studio press junkets.
That left the stars free to riff on things like the costume display.
“My favorite one was Bruce Banner’s,” said Rudd of the character’s dark blazer and jean-clad mannequin, which was positioned between Captain America’s rogue soldier uniform and Okoye’s Dora Milaje armor. “Because it was a dude standing like a mannequin at Macy’s among all these super suits.”
“So was [Tony] Stark’s,” said Renner with a laugh. “It was like fancy sweats and a shirt.”
“Like at Barneys,” said Rudd. The two burst into laughter. [More at Source]
3 March 2019 Posted by mouza
Paul made an appearance in last week’s 91st Annual Academy Awards Ceremony. He presented with Sarah Paulson the award for Best Visual Effects.
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8 November 2018 Posted by mouza
On November 5, hundreds of guests joined Paul to benefit kids who stutter from families-in-need with his Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit. Check out the pictures in the gallery.
16 August 2018 Posted by mouza
Another movie starring Paul was The Catcher was a Spy, where Paul played Moe Berg, a major league catcher who is drafted to join a new team: the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor to the CIA). No ordinary ballplayer, the erudite, Jewish Ivy League graduate speaks nine languages and is a regular guest on a popular TV quiz show. Despite his celebrity, Berg is an enigma – a closeted gay man with a knack for keeping secrets. The novice spy is quickly trained and sent into the field to stop German scientist Werner Heisenberg before he can build an atomic bomb for the Nazis.
The movie was released earlier this month on iTunes & digital HD. I’ve updated the gallery with stills, posters & high quality screencaptures.
2018 – The Catcher Was a Spy > Poster
2018 – The Catcher Was a Spy > Movie Screencaptures
16 August 2018 Posted by mouza
Ideal Home is one of 3 movies released starring Paul Rudd in 2018. Paul plays the better half of a a bickering gay couple who must now deal with the unexpected task of raising a ten-year-old boy. The movei was released earlier this month on iTunes & digital HD. I’ve updated the gallery with stills, posters & high quality screencaptures.