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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...
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Connie Britton Still On Board For 'Friday Night Lights' Film

April 30th, 2013 10:07am EDT
Connie Britton
Ever since cult hit Friday Night Lights ended its run on television, fans have been clamoring for the characters to hit the big screen. Star Connie Britton is one of those fans.

Britton, who currently stars in "Nashville," talked about a possible film while on the red carpet for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. According to E! Online, she said, "I would love it to happen. I'm a big supporter of it happening. I don't know if we will see it or not.

"I know it was being written and Peter Berg is really serious about so I think if everybody got on board, I don't see why we couldn't hav...
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2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

September 8th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Sometimes the task of getting people to flock to the movie theatres during the summer months can be tricky, as some would rather soak up the rays from the sun instead of those coming from the projector. But if the soothing sensation of a cool, dark room isn't enough to attract the audience, what is? Here's a recap of this summer's hits and misses at the box office.

The season kicked off big time with "The Avengers," which brought in a record $207.4 million during its first weekend. Performances by stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson brought life to Iron Man,...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Battleship'

August 28th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Battleship
Pegs. Destroyers. Sinking. Hit and miss. All the conventions of one of the biggest board games of all time turned big budget movie – "Battleship." We’re checking out the Blu-ray out August 28 from Universal Home Entertainment. Make your review move below!

Title: "Battleship"

Grade: 4

Cast: Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker

Director: Peter Berg

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 132 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.battleshipmovie.com

The Flick: "Battleship" could have been the summer’s biggest dud and frankly being based on a board...
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Check Out 'Battleship' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Aug. 28

August 24th, 2012 6:36am EDT
Battleship
Milton Bradley's enduringly popular strategic board game "Battleship" makes the leap to the big screen in Hancock director Peter Berg's epic sci-fi adventure pitting an international naval fleet against an army of invading aliens.

When the two forces find themselves evenly matched, each must rely on strategy and cunning in order to emerge the victor.

Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard head-up a cast also featuring Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, and Tadanobu Asano.

Fun fact about the film: Director Peter Berg was so convinced a shark would attack pop star Rihanna during t...
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Review 'Battleship': Stick With The Board Game And Skip The Movie

May 17th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Battleship
'Battleship' directed by Peter Berg (Hancock) has a poorly constructed script, ridiculous dialogue, cardboard characters and it's really, really loud.

It does have bad ass aliens and some exciting visual effects but that is not enough to save this $200,000,000 fiasco.

When the film opens, we find out that a group of scientists in Hawaii have sent out a signal to Planet G whose atmosphere is similar to ours. They must have been thinking, "wow another planet we get to ruin." Anyway, to the scientist's surprise their signal is heard.

That's right folks...The extra terrestrials are coming ...
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Battleship Director Peter Berg Challenges Reporter Over Military Service

May 15th, 2012 10:58pm EDT
Battleship
An Israeli TV reporter was caught out by Battleship director Peter Berg when their promotional chat about the action film turned serious and the moviemaker quizzed him about his military service.

After chatting about the political situation between Israel and Iran, Berg asked reporter Jason Holt if he had served in the Israeli army - a requirement for citizens.

When the 25 year old revealed he hadn't, shocked Berg, a fellow Jew, said, "What? How did you get out of that? Are you a draft dodger?" before adding, "You better join the army motherf---er!"

Berg then asked Holt if and when he pl...
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'Battleship' Director Worried Rihanna Would Be 'Eaten By A Shark'

May 15th, 2012 12:48pm EDT
Peter Berg
Battleship director Peter Berg was so convinced a shark would attack pop star Rihanna during the making of the movie, he enlisted a security team to protect her while she was in the sea.

Berg, who filmed the action blockbuster in Hawaii, cast Rihanna in her movie debut as a naval officer, but was so concerned for her safety; he went to extra lengths while shooting in the water.

He tells movie website Omelete, "My biggest challenge was making sure Rihanna never got eaten by a shark. My fear was that I would be the director that allowed Rihanna to be eaten by a shark."

"So I was very ca...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Battleship,' 'The Dictator,' & More

May 14th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Last week’s Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration “Dark Shadows” turned out to be rather disappointing. The film starts out strong, but loses steam as it progresses. It has plenty of Burton’s trademark grim style with musical accompaniment by Danny Elfman, and some decent humor. However the villain is very one-dimensional, the climax is weak, and in many ways the film feels like a watered-down version of other classic Burton works like “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands.” My Grade: C+

At the box office this week, you’ll find the science fiction action flick “Battleship,” the ensemble pr...
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Rihanna & Brooklyn Decker Show A Little Leg At 'Battleship' Premiere

May 11th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Rihanna
Yesterday the "Battleship" Los Angeles premiere was a star-studded event. Singer Rihanna, who stars in the film, wore a low-cut tantilizing white dress that showed off quite a bit of skin.

Not to be outdone, her model co-star, Brooklyn Decker, also revealed a little bit of leg on the blue carpet in a strapless gauzy gown.

Malin Akerman opted for an unusual black dress, while a very pregnant Molly Sims showed off her round belly in a geometric-patterned ensemble.

Actors Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, and Taylor Kitsch also attended the premiere.

The film, based on Milton Bradley's boa...
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Rihanna's Tearful 'Battleship' Audition

March 19th, 2012 3:36pm EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna broke down in tears after enduring a grueling audition process for the upcoming blockbuster Battleship.

The Umbrella hit-maker will make her acting debut in the big budget spectacular, playing a navy cadet who helps fight against an invasion of alien ships.

Even though director Peter Berg was convinced Rihanna would be perfect for the movie after watching her music videos, he put her through her paces in the audition - and the singer was left frazzled by the process.

Berg tells Total Film, "I saw one of her videos and she was really cocky and sassy, very scrappy. There was a c...
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NBC Announces New Fall TV Shows, 2011-12 Schedule

May 16th, 2011 11:30am EDT
The PlayBoy Club
NBC just introduced its 2011-12 primetime schedule, showcasing six new dramas and six new comedies from a roster of renowned hitmakers that includes Steven Spielberg, Lorne Michaels, Brian Grazer, Tom Werner, John Grisham and Peter Berg, among many others.

The season's new dramas are "Smash," "Prime Suspect," "The Playboy Club," "Awake," "Grimm" and "The Firm"; and the new comedies are "Up All Night," "Whitney," "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," "Free Agents," "Best Friends Forever" and "Bent."

Returning shows include "Parenthood," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Harry's La...
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Review: 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold' 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Buy Into This One (Video)

April 19th, 2011 11:18am EDT
The Greatest Movie Ever Sold
In 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold', Morgan Spurlock, ('Super Size Me') takes us into the world of product placement, marketing and advertising. The full title of this documentary is actually 'POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold...because POM Wonderful is the major sponsor of this film.

So how interesting is the world of product placement? It seems now-a-days, most films, especially the big budget action ones, can't seem to exist without branding. (Bruce Willis puts on a pair of Ray-Bans before killing some bad guy, right?)...Spurlock explains that while using brands ...
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Review: 'Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold' Is Hilarious, Thought Provoking

April 17th, 2011 11:20am EDT
Movie Hype
"POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" is the new feature length documentary from “Super-Size Me” glutton Morgan Spurlock, this time tackling the fairly tight-lipped world of product integration and marketing.

He does this by making the entire movie about getting the funding for the movie he's making and you're watching. Basically it's Spurlock attending product strategy meetings in an attempt to sell the rights to specific parts of his film like the official airline, official beverage, official gas station, and so on. For example, the movie is called POM Wonderful Present...
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'Friday Night Lights' Comes to an End: The Cast on Series-Saving Fans, Graduation, Panther Hate

February 8th, 2011 9:48am EST
Zach Gilford, Taylor Kitsch, Gaius Charles | Photo Credits: Van
In the second part of our farewell to Friday Night Lights, producers and cast talk about the show's controversial storylines (murder! abortion!), the show-saving fan campaigns, sending the Taylors to East Dillon and (unbelievably!) hating on the Panthers.

Part 1: Friday Night Light comes to an end: Producers and cast remember building Dillon

TVGuide.com spoke to stars Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor), Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins), Zach Gilford (Matt Saracen), Matt Lauria (Luke Cafferty), Michael B. Jordan (Vince Howard), and executiv...
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'Friday Night Lights' Comes to An End: Producers and Cast Remember Building Dillon

February 7th, 2011 9:15am EST
Friday Night Lights | Photo Credits: NBC
A closely observed drama about boys becoming men, the comforts and frustrations of small-town life, a family's growing pains, and the lessons learned from football, Friday Night Lights will not soon be forgotten. The show wrapped filming of its fifth and final season in July, and on Wednesday, the lights will go down forever on Dillon, Texas. (For those without DirecTV, NBC will re-air the final season beginning April 15 at 8/7c.)

TVGuide.com spoke to stars Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor), Connie Britton (Tami Taylor), Aimee Teegarden (Julie Taylor), Taylor Kitsch (Tim Riggins), Zach Gilford (...
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Brooklyn Decker's Cannons To Star In 'Battleship'

August 18th, 2010 1:27pm EDT
Brooklyn Decker
Have you heard about the upcoming film "Battleship"? It's based on Milton Bradley's board game. And it centers on a small fleet of naval ships fighting aliens intent on enriching Earth's valuable assets to ensure their survival.

Supermodel Brooklyn Decker was just added to the cast. She landed her second major movie role opposite "True Blood" actor Alexander Skarsgard, pop star Rihanna and Tom Arnold. Decker will play the love interest for the lead naval officer in the film, who will be played by Taylor Kitsch.

Universal Pictures is reportedly investing $200 million for the Peter Berg-di...
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Film's Most Memorable Football Coaches

September 8th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Knute Rockne Win One for the Gipper
With football season right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at the way Hollywood has immortalized coaches over the years. While most football movies focus on the players, a few have turned their eyes to the men (and women) calling the shots, giving us several good and bad portrayals of coaches.

Tony D'Amato, "Any Given Sunday"

Oliver Stone's let's-throw-it-all-together-and-see-what-sticks football opus has its faults, but one of them is not Al Pacino's performance as the coach of the beleaguered Miami Sharks. Stone coaxes one of Pacino's last great efforts by allowing...
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Universal Studios Greenlights 'Stretch Armstrong' Movie For 2011

June 5th, 2009 11:09am EDT
Brian Grazer
Even with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra ready to heat up the big screen this summer, Hasbro is not about to rest on its laurels: the toy company announced a Stretch Armstrong film, slated for a 2011 release.

"'Stretch Armstrong' couldn’t be in more capable hands than Imagine and Hasbro," Chairman of Universal Pictures Marc Shmuger said in a press release. "We're so excited to bring this iconic property to audiences around the world in April of 2011."

"When Hasbro signed the multi-year strategic partnership with Universal, it was one more p...
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NBC Announces New Scripted Series For 2009-2010 Season

May 4th, 2009 12:42pm EDT
Joel McHale
NBC has announced the pickups of six new series featuring four new dramas: "Trauma," "Parenthood," "Mercy" and the event series "Day One," as well as two new comedies including "Community" and "100 Questions."

Four returning series pickups were also announced today including "Heroes," "Southland," "Parks and Recreation" and the addition of six new episodes of "Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday" skewering today's top stories in live half-hour primetime shows.

The new and returning series will launch next season and the epic event series "Day One" is slated to premiere ou...
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New Movies On DVD, Nov. 25

November 25th, 2008 8:00am EST
Hancock
In Hancock, a hard-drinking lush finds himself thrust into superhero mode in director Peter Berg's unconventional look at the private life of a crime-fighter. Also on DVD: Fred Claus, Space Chimps and Meet Dave.
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Superhero Film 'Hancock' With No Superhero Ancestry Proves Bold But Deadly Decision

July 2nd, 2008 9:48am EDT
Hancock
(Hollywoodchicago) – With superhero films as hot in 2008 as psychedelics were in the 1960s, the new blockbuster superhero film “Hancock” fits in with the label but without any of the ancestry.

While 2008 superhero films such as “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Dark Knight,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” and “Punisher: War Zone” (along with “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” coming in 2009) are all based on previous stories with a previously ravenous fan base, “Hancock” with an alcoholic and listless Will Smith and Charlize Theron – who hides a surprise bombshell – literally comes from n...
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Movie Season Is Just Heating Up: 10 More Flicks To Watch This Summer

May 27th, 2008 9:58am EDT
Wanted
Iron Man has already grossed over $400 million worlwide. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull became the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever. With both of these films already in the books, what are the top 10 remaining summer movies to see? This list picks 10 films out of all the remaining movies from now until the end of August. Judging by this list, July looks like it could be one of the biggest months in years.

10. The Incredible Hulk

Release Date: June 13th

Director: Louis Leterrier (Transporter 1 & 2)

It is never a good sign when a franchise n...
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New TV On DVD, April 22

April 22nd, 2008 8:00am EDT
Friday Night Lights
From producers Brian Grazer, Peter Berg and Jason Katims and inspired by the best-selling book and hit film, Friday Night Lights provides a heartfelt look at the families, friendships, and faiths of residents in a closely knit Texan town. Season two is now on DVD.
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2007 TV Year In Review: Top 5 Dramas

December 28th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Sopranos
Due to the writers strike, many shows stayed on the air this fall even though their ratings were poor. The future doesn't look so good for programs such as Bionic Woman, Journeyman, and K-Ville. There are, however, several dramas that cemented their places in our "must see" lists.

Top 5 Dramas:

5. "Dexter" - While this show has never really delivered on the intimate look into a psychopath that it seemed to promise in its initial previews, it does remain one of the more entertaining pieces of pulp on television. This season saw Dexter's underwater burial ground discovered, causing...
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Jamie Foxx Stars In 'The Kingdom,' On DVD Dec. 26

December 6th, 2007 4:42pm EST
The Kingdom
Jamie Foxx leads an all-star ensemble cast including Jennifer Garner, Chris Cooper, Jason Bateman and Jeremy Piven in an explosive action-packed thriller directed by Peter Berg about an elite FBI team sent to Saudi Arabia to stop a terrorist before he strikes again in The Kingdom.

Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx (Collateral) and Chris Cooper (Breach) and Golden Globe® winners Jennifer Garner (Daredevil) and Jason Bateman (Smokin' Aces) ignite the screen in this high-intensity thriller about a team of elite FBI agents sent to Saudi Arabia to solve a brutal mass murder and find a killer before...
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Robert Redford Directs/Stars With Meryl Streep & Tom Cruise in 'Lion For Lambs'

February 22nd, 2007 9:42am EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford's Lions For Lambs will be released in North America on Friday, November 9, 2007, with the remainder of the world to view the release in subsequent months.

Principal photography began on January 29 with Robert Redford directing and starring alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Pena, Andrew Garfield and Peter Berg.

Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the original screenplay and produces alongside Redford, Tracy Falco and Andrew Hauptman.

"Robert Redford has a remarkable ability to tell moving stories and capture the essence of the human experience...
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