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Owen Wilson Birthday Special: Why The Writer in This Wedding Crashers Star Deserves More Respect and Recognition

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Owen Wilson Birthday Special: Why The Writer in This Wedding Crashers Star Deserves More Respect and Recognition

Owen Wilson is popular among movie buffs for his comical turns in films like the Shanghai Noon duology, Meet The Parents franchise, Zoolander, Starsky and Hutch, Wedding Crashers, Night at the Museum franchise, Internship etc. It is not that he has done only funny roles. He has done action in Behind Enemy Lines, he has serial killer stuff movies in The Minus Man, he has done horror films like The Haunting, cheesy B-creature flicks like Anaconda and even critically acclaimed fare like The Royal Tenenbaums, Midnight in Paris, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Inherent Vice. Owen Wilson Joins Tom Hiddleston in Disney Plus’ Loki Series.

But in this special feature for the occasion of the actor’s 52nd birthday, we would like to highlight a talent of Owen (whose brothers, Luke and Andrew, are also popular actors) that deserves more recognition. A skill that we want Owen to focus more, for each time he has used that, we got some delightful surprises.

We are talking about Owen Wilson the writer, a facet that even earned him an Academy and a BAFTA nomination. The great Wes Anderson is also his co-writer in all the the three writing efforts, and their collab penmanship has produced three fantastic films.

Bottle Rocket

Luke and Owen Wilson in Bottle Rocket

 

Owen Wilson’s movie career began in this 1996 film that also marked the acting debut of Luke Wilson as well as the directorial debut of Anderson. A heist comedy with themes of bonding, Bottle Rocket, despite its small ambitions, has a heart and wins you with its earnestness. Though the film flopped at the box office, it has earned huge recognition over the years with the rising statures of its leads and the director. Martin Scorsese called it one of his top-ten favorite movies in the ’90s, and that’s a huge compliment coming from the man who made Goodfellas.

Rushmore

Bill Murray, left, and Jason Schwartzman in Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore”

RUSHMORE, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, 1998

While Wes Anderson went on to make some visually stunning cinematic gems that boasts of a quirky storytelling, my personal Wes Anderson movie (also the film of his I watched the most) is this comedy. Almost bordering on being a romcom, Rushmore is about a 15-year-old eccentric teenager and a disenchanted rich man both competing for the affections of the same woman, Funny yet poignant, Rushmore has some excellent writing and performances, with the then debutant Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray both in fantastic form here. As for co-writer, Owen Wilson, he may not appear in the film in person, unlike the rest of the films in the list, but we do see him in a photograph. Marry Me Release Date: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson’s Rom-Com Pushed to May 2021.

The Royal Tenenbaums

The Cast of The Royal Tenenbaums

The most acclaimed film in this list, The Royal Tenenbaums, once again directed by Anderson, is about an irresponsible father trying to reconnect with his estranged family, with each member having their own problems. The Royal Tenenbaums has a great ensemble cast in Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Danny Glover, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson, with Owen and and Anderson both sharing writing credits again. This time, their effort earned them an Oscar nom for Best Original Screenplay at the 2002 Academy Awards.

This is also, strangely, the last credit writing effort from Wilson, who then focused more on his acting. Wilson was also part of Anderson’s other films like The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and the upcoming The French Dispatch. The only two movies where they never worked together were Moonrise Kingdom and Isle of Dogs, But we really need these two to have a writing collaboration again. What say?

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 18, 2020 11:12 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Ankita Lokhande to Pay Tribute to Late Actor Sushant Singh Rajput at an Awards Show, Shares Rehearsal Video!

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Ankita Lokhande to Pay Tribute to Late Actor Sushant Singh Rajput at an Awards Show, Shares Rehearsal Video!

One of the most disheartening events that happened this year is Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. It has been five months since SSR left us, but the pain is still there among the actor’s fans and close ones. During the time of his untimely demise, many tributes poured in from around the globe. Now, SSR’s former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande is all set to pay a dancing tribute to the late star. The actress shared a rehearsal video on Instagram that sees her practising. Going by the looks, it seems she is going to perform at a television awards show. Ankita Lokhande Remembers Sushant SIngh Rajput, Says ‘Keep Smiling Wherever You Are’ (View Post). 

Indeed, who better than Ankita to do the honours as she was one of the closest ones to Sushant and knew him in and out. FYI, it was Lokhande who demanded CBI probe into SSR’s death and also expressed that he never suffered from depression. “This time it’s very different and difficult to perform. From me to u. it’s painful !!!!#sushantsinghrajput #manavarchana #ankitalokhande,” she captioned the video. Dil Bechara: Ankita Lokhande Reminisces Late Sushant Singh Rajput’s Journey From Pavitra Rishta To Dil Bechara (View Post). 

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Ankita and Sushant dated for 6 years until 2016. Not just this, the two made audiences go gaga over their chemistry as Manav and Archana on Zee TV’s iconic serial Pavitra Rishta. We are damn sure the tribute by Ankita is going to make one and all teary-eyed. Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14, 2020. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 29, 2020 09:18 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Adipurush: Sunny Singh to Portray the Role of Laxman in Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan’s Film?

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Adipurush: Sunny Singh to Portray the Role of Laxman in Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan’s Film?

Om Raut directorial Adipurush has been creating quite a lot of buzz online. The movie is said to be based on the epic Indian tale of Ramayan wherein Prabhas will be seen essaying the role Lord Ram and Saif Ali Khan as Ravana aka Lankesh. Also, it was just a day ago, when a report in Mumbai Mirror stated that the movie has found its Sita in Kriti Sanon. And well, now as per the latest deets in TOI, it’s Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety fame Sunny Singh who has been approached by the makers to play Ram’s brother Laxman in the magnum opus. Adipurush: Kriti Sanon to Play the Role of Sita in Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan’s Magnum Opus? 

“Sunny Singh has been approached to essay the character of Laxman, brother to Prabhas for ‘AdiPurush’ which also marks one of the most prominent roles in the film,” a close source to the production said to the portal. If this news is true it will be interesting to see Sunny playing a mythological character onscreen. Adipurush: Prabhas Announces His Next with Tanhaji Director Om Raut and Fans Cannot Keep Calm (View Tweets). 

“If all goes well, one can expect Sunny Singh in a completely different avatar and character on-screen. Sharing screen space with Prabhas is going to be a brilliant opportunity worth grabbing for Sunny,” added the source. Adipurush: Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan Starrer to Hit the Screens on August 11, 2022 (View Post). 

Sunny Singh grabbed the limelight after playing the role of Siddharth ‘Chauka’ Gandotra in Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2. His acting skills further got noticed in the 100 crore club film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. However, his last few films have been unable to impress the audience. Adipurush will go on floors in January 2021. Stay tuned!

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 29, 2020 08:34 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Bigg Boss 14 Preview: After Her Wedding, Neha Kakkar Will Look for a Bride for Brother Tony Kakkar on the Salman Khan’s Show

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Bigg Boss 14 Preview: After Her Wedding, Neha Kakkar Will Look for a Bride for Brother Tony Kakkar on the Salman Khan's Show

The makers had said at the beginning of the season of Bigg Boss 14 that ‘ab scene paltega‘. Well, the scene is paltofy now! On the latest Weekend Ka Vaar episode, host Salman Khan announced that the finale week is upcoming and only four contestants will remain in the house after that, but the show will continue. More on this later. Right now, we have to tell you that on the next episode we will see Tony Kakkar and  Neha Kakkar enter the house. The sibling duo is promoting their next song, “Shona Shona”, which coincidentally stars Shehnaaz Gill and Sidharth Shukla of the previous season of the reality show. It would have been more fun if Shehnaaz and Sidharth had come on the show. AGAIN! Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar Nov 28 Episode: Salman Khan Announces FINALE is Next Week – 5 Highlights of BB 14.

Tony and Neha will look for a bride for the former. Well, Neha only recently got married or else the show would have looked for a groom for her as well on the show. It will be this little version of The Bachelor on Bigg Boss 14, where Nikki will try to impress Tony.

That is not all. The episode will also see Kamya Punjabi and Devoleena Bhattacharjee, both ex-contestants, come on the show to give gyaan to the current housemates. They will level all sorts of accusations at the people inside the house. It will be interesting to watch. Bigg Boss 14: Jasmin Bhasin Threatens to Reveal Personal Details About Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla on National TV (Watch Video).

Also, tomorrow’s episode will see one of the contestants be evicted from the show. Chances are high that either Rahul Vaidya or Pavitra Punia will have to step out of the house.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Nov 28, 2020 11:30 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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