Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdam’s Game Night: A Comedy Movie That Actually Works!

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At first glance, you’d think that this Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams starrer is just another R-rated comedy that would probably have a lackluster performance at the box office with less than stellar reviews, but it pulled off quite a surprise!

Apparently, Game Night earned a respectable $117.1 million in the box office with its $37 million budget. And critics are loving it to boot!

Plot

Game Night revolves around middle-class couple Max and Annie, portrayed by James Bateman and Rachel McAdams, respectively. The highlight of their married life is the weekly game night with other married couples.

This game night takes an exciting, albeit thrilling, turn when Max’s brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler) drops in on them and decides to invite them over to his house for a more immersive game night. The live-action role-play game night involves someone being kidnapped and the rest of the couples finding out how to rescue the kidnapped person.

There is no complicated, mind-boggling plot that ensues, but this kidnapping plot is enough to keep the story going and the laughs coming with some thrilling scenes in between.

Review

With so many comedy films disappointing audiences with its poor plot, low budget, and recycled laughs, it seems that Game Night was treading in those very same footsteps at first glance. Heck, the title itself was a continuation of the some-kind-of-Night trend of late, but lo and behold, it was quite entertaining, providing good laughs with enough of a suspense to have you look forward to the mysterious kidnapping that is the center plot of the movie.

During its release, word of mouth got around that Game Night was not your typical comedy movie. It caught the moviegoers’ attention with its intelligent and dynamic cast performances. There’s power duo Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams who actually play the married couple effectively you’d actually think they actually are. But, it’s Jesse Plemons with his awesome impersonation of Michael Shannon, which borders on the creepy, who’s definitely a standout. It helps that the entire cast’s comedic styles all come together nicely.

The fact that Game Night is steering away from the usual comedic tropes has also received positive feedback.  In general, the entire film doesn’t adhere to the common comedic formula thanks to the overhaul that Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley did on the entire script.

Rated R18 for language and violence, the bottom line is that Game Night actually, really works for that fun Friday night movie time!

Rachel McAdams has been consistently making great films. This year, she also stars in Disobedience opposite Rachel Weisz. Check it out!

Rachel McAdams Weighs in on the Much-Talked About Disobedience Sex Scene

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Disobedience is finally out and critics are praising it, calling attention to Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams eloquent performances, capturing the nuances of their respective characters. Critics call it a beautiful story of love, personal truth, and emotional contentment.

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One of the most talked about scenes that left a mark on both critics and audiences alike was the love scene of the two Rachels with emphasis on the moment Rachel Weisz spits into Rachel McAdams’ mouth. While critics have weighed in on how the love scene was one of the best this year, the stars also have a lot to say about it.

Rachel McAdams, when asked about the love scene, describes it as something unlike she’s ever done before. Agreeing with Weisz that it was an integral part of the movie, an empowering pivotal scene that is needed for her character’s development.

According to McAdams, this sex scene was a release, for her character to finally open up and be free. Filming the scene gave her a sense of freedom and safety, a camaraderie, of trying out all the things you love being a woman with another woman. She went on to say that there is an energy to the scene she hasn’t felt with any of her other onscreen male partners.

Asked whether it was challenging to take on a lesbian character, McAdams says that she never put her Esti character in that light. She only thought about channeling the oppression of sexuality and love between human beings.

Rachel Weisz has also given her take on this rather unique love scene as well, calling it much more powerful than just sex and describing it as extremely emotional, passionate, spiritual, and romantic. Weisz also emphasized that a love scene with a woman is less stubbly and much softer.

Disobedience is a story based on Naomi Alderman’s novel about a woman who returns to her community and rekindling their passionate love, breaking boundaries of sexuality and religion. It stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, alongside Alessandro Nivola. The film had its US release last April 27, 2018.

Rachel McAdams Welcomes First Child – Congratulations to the New Mom!

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Congratulations are definitely in order as Rachel McAdams has just given birth to her first child! Although the actress has managed to keep everything under the radar, news of her pregnancy still made the rounds in various magazines and tabloids as it was getting harder to keep the baby bump under wraps.

Rachel has always kept her personal life very private, and her pregnancy’s no different. She hasn’t been seen on the red carpet since September last year, also skipping the premiere night of her comedy starrer, The Game Night, opposite Jason Bateman a few months’ back.

Rumors have circulated about her pregnancy though when she was spotted running errands, covering herself up with her handbag in September last year. Then again in November, she was seen wearing a very loose parka at the airport. However, this couldn’t hide her visible lump.

It can be recalled that McAdams and Jamie Linden, Dear John writer, started going out in April 2016. By August of the same year, the couple was photographed shopping for bedroom linens. Fast forward to 2018, and they now have their first born!

In a number of interviews in the past, Rachel has always expressed her desire to start a family of her own in the future. Hoping to be a good mother to a few children, provided she meet the right partner first.

She takes inspiration from her mother who, according to her, has always let her be who she is from the very beginning.

As of this writing, there is no information as to the exact date when the actress gave birth just that Rachel had a healthy baby boy. Rachel’s representative hasn’t provided any information as well.

Congratulations again to the new parents!

Rachel McAdams Slot – Now That’s an Idea with Potential

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Rachel Mcadams Video Slot for online casino

It isn’t at all uncommon for famous TV personalities to get a casino slot made after them. It makes a lot of sense from the developers’ point of view, as a slot featuring a famous person is bound to have a big potential audience right from the get go. So, how about someone get around to finally making a Rachel McAdams slot?

There is no denying that the famous Canadian actor has a significant fan-base, and it is safe to assume many of her fans enjoy an occasional trip to a land-based casino or spinning some reels online. So, a nice Rachel McAdams slot would be destined to succeed.

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Who Should Do It?

There are dozens of slot developers out there, and most of them are doing a fine job making interesting and exciting games. However, the company that would probably do best in this particular case is WMS.

WMS slots have been known to feature popular real and fictional characters, like one of their most famous games Bruce Lee. With it, the company would join the ranks with the likes of Openbet, which created the Hoff Slot, based on the life and career of David Hasslehoof, or IGT, the company which recently lunched the Ellen Slot, based on the career of Ellen DeGeneres, a famous TV personality with a hugely popular talk show.

Combining Gambling & Movie Elements

There is no doubt that the company such as WMS could do a great job combining movie elements and an interesting gameplay. Perhaps they could do it in style of one of their machines with duplicate reels, like Hercules: Mythical Warrior. That way, they could feature large symbols of McAdams’ in her best known roles and really put her in the first plan.

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The obligatory free spins bonus could be initiated by landing the full first reel of Rachel in her role of Allie Hamilton (from The Notebook) and Ryan Gosling playing Noah Calhoun on the fifth reel. This would be a nice reminder of one of her greatest career successes and probably something most fans could relate to – even the ones not that familiar with the full scope of McAdams’ work.

As for the free spins, a nice multiplier on all winnings would certainly be a welcome addition, although this isn’t a standard feature of WMS slots. Usually, the base game and the bonus are practically the same, but for this one, we’d like the developer doing just a bit more.

Of course, we’d definitely like to see the best-known movie scenes accompanying all the big wins and paylines featuring recognizable movie characters. These days, it’s become fairly standard thanks to new technologies making such additions far less complicated, and it definitely adds to the overall gaming experience. This is especially true for the fans, because we all love being reminded of those epic, memorable moments.

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So, all in all, there is every reason for someone like WMS to get on with the program and start working on a Rachel McAdams slot. There are plenty of fans eagerly awaiting such development. Some online casinos are already offering free spins to new players to try out various celebrity/movie slots.

Rachel McAdams Turns Heads in a Lacy, Mint Gown at the Disobedience Premiere at the TIFF

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Time and again Rachel McAdams has proved that she knows how to rock the red carpet in style. And this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is no exemption as she stuns anew in a lacy, minty green gown with a sexy and playful vibe.

Last September 10, 2017, Disobedience premiered at the TIFF, and Rachel McAdams wows yet again as she wore a mint green gown by Elie Saab. The mint green grown features beautiful detailing, from the lace to the frills, and the billowing effect it has makes it look dreamy. The bustier design with frills at the top with ribbon detailing at the center gives off a flirtatious look. The gown flows freely at floor length with frilled edges, again maintaining that flirtatious and dreamy feel. The lace detailing leaves much to the imagination and adds allure to Rachel’s elegance.

To bring the gown at the forefront, Rachel wore very minimal makeup, going for the natural look. Her dark blonde hair was set in waves and parted sideways.  Rachel also went easy on the accessories, wearing only a couple of rings on each hand and simple elegant earrings to complete her look for the night.

The Canadian beauty looked gorgeous posing at the red carpet with her Disobedience co-stars Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola. Both stars also had their A game on, with Weisz wearing a cream-colored gown with black lace detailings and Nivola donning the classic black suit.

Disobedience tells the forbidden love story set in the Jewish community. Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz play the two childhood friends who try to rekindle their romance after the latter goes home at the death of her rabbi father. Alessandro Nivola plays the husband of Rachel McAdams, who complicates further the situation.

Sebastian Lelio, Disobedience’s director shared a funny anecdote while filming the movie. With two Rachels in the movie, there seems to be some confusion on set. Lelio shared that when he was trying to talk to one Rachel, he meant the other one, but both Rachels turned.

Rachel McAdams was a welcome addition to the cast as she has always been a great actress. Other than this though, she also has great chemistry with Rachel Weisz and her other co-actors. Aside from Friday’s premier of Disobedience, the movie is also set for a May 4, 2018 release in the UK.

Update: Game Night Starts Filming in Atlanta

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The filming for New Line Cinema’s Game Night is underway in Atlanta with stars Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman joined by the movie’s other cast including Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Jesse Plemons, Kylie Bunbury, Lamorne Morris, Sharon Horgan, Michael Cyril Creighton, and more.

Rachel McAdams was seen April 5 arriving in Atlanta, Georgia. She had on a pink blouse with matching blue cap as she arrived for the filming.

Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman will play Annie and Max, respectively. With the filming underway, the movie’s plot has also been revealed in detail. The couples weekly game night takes an exciting turn when Max’s brother, Brooks (played by Kyle Chandler) sets up a murder mystery party complete with all the fake goons and federal agents.  As the couples compete to solve the game, they find out that the entire set up is not as it seems to be. The game has unexpected twists and turns, but will it turn out to be as fun as they’ve hoped it would?

John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing this comedy movie. The movie is set for a February, 2018 release date and Warner Bros. Pictures distributing it.

Rachel McAdams to Star with Jason Bateman for ‘Game Night’

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Looks like the lovely Rachel McAdams is in for a busy 2017. It has been reported that Rachel is in negotiations with Aggregate, the company that has been producing the Game Night project, to star alongside Jason Bateman for New Line Cinema’s comedy film, Game Night.

Game Night tells the story of a group of couple friends who gather for a regular game night when something goes awry. Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman are set to take the lead roles.

The movie will be directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who also helmed the screenplay’s latest draft. It will be produced by Aggregate Films and Davis Entertainment.

Bateman was last recently seen in the comedy starrer Office Christmas Party. He is also busy with the Ozark production as one of the actors, directors, and executive producers. The Netflix series is set to release sometime this year.

Rachel on the other hand just recently starred in the highly successful Marvel movie Doctor Strange. Earlier last year, she was also seen in the highly acclaimed movie, Spotlight, which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. She is also currently filming her new period movie, Disobedience, alongside Rachel Weisz. The movie is also slated for release this 2017.

Game Night will be Rachel’s first true comeback in a comedy movie since she starred in the 2005 box-office hit Wedding Crashers.

A Special Birthday Tribute for Rachel!

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On November 17, 38 years ago, a star was born – Rachel McAdams! Fans around the globe are forever thankful to have known this lovely and multitalented actress, and so in honor of her 38th, we have compiled some of her childhood and teenage photos to remind us that even back then, she has always been a beauty inside and out!

Again, happiest 38th Rachel!

Rachel McAdams Wows in an Atelier Versace Gown for the Doctor Strange Hollywood Premiere

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Talk about being Marvel-ous and you have the lovely Rachel McAdams wowing everyone at the Hollywood Premiere of Doctor Strange in a strapless dusty taupe gown. from the Atelier Versace Fall 2016 collection, and it perfectly suits her svelte figure.

Rachel is a showstopper in Atelier Versace gown at the Hollywood premiere of Doctor Strange
Rachel is a showstopper in Atelier Versace gown at the Hollywood premiere of Doctor Strange

Going for a chic style, the 37-year-old actress pulled it off with an asymmetrical taupe-hued gown with a ruffle across the front that ends in a bow and accented with a lilac lining. The thigh-high slit on the gown’s left side showed the actress’ beautiful toned legs.

Rachel looks divine in this asymmetrical taupe gown
Rachel looks divine in this asymmetrical taupe gown

To complement the strapless gown, Rachel mcAdams paired it with grey suede platform heels. To finish off her fabulous look, she wore a few jewelry pieces by H. Stern and a red lipstick with her hair down styled in voluminous curls.

Rachel McAdams surely turned heads and slayed the red carpet during the Doctor Strange premiere last October 21, 2016 at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre. She plays the colleague and love interest of Dr. Strange (Ben Cumberbatch). The movie will hit US theaters on November 4, 2016, while it’s currently showing in the UK and Asian countries.

No Night Nurse for Rachel McAdams Character in Doctor Strange

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Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange
Rachel McAdams as Christine Palmer in Doctor Strange

With the premiere of Doctor Strange looming, fans are getting more excited as to whether Rachel McAdams’ character, Christine Palmer, will turn into Night Nurse in the movie. But a few days into the October 20, 2016 premiere, producer Kevin Feige debunks these theories.

In an interview with EW, Feige has stated that Christine Palmer won’t become the Night Nurse in the film. He further went on to say that, ‘It’s just as much fun for us as it is for the fans to speculate about that.’ While Rachel McAdams stated that, ‘mum’s the word on that one’, regarding rumors of Night Nurse.

However, with how Kevin Feige carefully worded his answer, it leaves open the chance of the character’s development in future movie installments. For now, Rachel McAdams will remain Christine Palmer, Dr. Strange’s colleague, love interest, and the link to his previous life.

Doctor Strange also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Benjamin Bratt, and Tilda Swinton. Catch Doctor Strange in UK cinemas on October 24, 2016 and in US cinemas on November 4, 2016.