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Kevin James plays a burned-out biology teacher in “Here Comes the Boom.”

Tracy Bennett, Columbia Pictures

The Dish: King James

  • Article by: CYNTHIA DICKISON
  • Star Tribune
  • October 13, 2012 - 4:48 PM

Everyman schlub Kevin James keeps his string of unbelievably attractive love interests alive in "Here Comes the Boom," in which he's paired with Salma Hayek. She joins Leslie Bibb and Rosario Dawson ("Zookeeper"), Winona Ryder ("The Dilemma"), Maria Bello ("Grown-Ups"), Amber Valetta ("Hitch"), Jayma Mays ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop) and of course the one who started it all, Leah Remini in "The King of Queens." We guess Adam Sandler ("I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry") is the outlier.

The final reel

Terence Malick's next film, for which no plot or title is available (as per usual), features an all-star roster including Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Christian Bale. ... Bale and Amy Adams reunite with "The Fighter" director David O. Russell for an untitled drama about a financial con man. Bradley Cooper co-stars. ... Anne Hathaway will star in the romantic comedy "The Low Self-Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie," written by Mindy Kaling. ... Beyoncé has exited "A Star Is Born," leaving Clint Eastwood looking for a new leading lady for this third remake.

CYNTHIA DICKISON

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