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Blu-ray Review: 'Hail, Ceaser!'

5/25/2016 12:00pm EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Hail, Ceaser!'
Ready to re-live the golden era of Hollywood movie making via the Coen Brothers? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Hail, Ceaser!" out June 7 from Universal Home Entertainment. Like the earl aquatic flicks, we see if this one sinks or swims below!

Title: "Hail, Ceaser!"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton

Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.HailCeaserMovie.com

The Flick: As far as a Coen Bros. movie, "Hail, Ceaser!" is their most inconsis...
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Would Barbra Streisand Really Abandon Her 'Homeless' Stepston?

12/10/2015 9:04am EST
Barbra Streisand Family Shocker: Actress Reportedly Turns Back O
A purported new report out by Radar Online puts Barbra Streisand in a dark light. According to the online tabloid's sources, Streisand has reportedly turned her back on her homeless stepson, Jess Brolin, at a time when he desperately needs her love and support. Yea, it sounds like a half-baked tale, but let's explore the rumors.

The gossip site reported the results of its "Exclusive Investigation," but offered little evidence other than recycled pictures to bolster its claims about Brolin's welfare.

A Google search of "Barbra Streisand's stepson" only shows several recycled reports wit...
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Josh Brolin Engaged

5/19/2015 3:54pm EDT
Josh Brolin Engaged To Ex-Assistant Kathryn Boyd
Josh Brolin has been dating his assistant Kathryn Boyd for more than two years, but now he's putting a ring on it.

Brolin's rep confirmed to US Weekly this week that Brolin and Boyd are now engaged. The proposal happened sometime last month.

Sources told US Weekly that Brolin and Boyd were part of a large group of people that celebrated the proposal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in mid-May.

"They were with two tables worth of people so it was a big group, more than eight people," the source said. "They had a fixed menu and it seemed like they were celebrating something... It looked like a pa...
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Josh Brolin To The Rescue!

3/15/2015 1:57pm EDT
Josh Brolin
Actor Josh Brolin rescued a surfer from drowning while vacationing in Hawaii last month.

The Inherent Vice star, an avid surfer himself, paddled out to a fellow surfer and helped him to safety when he saw him floating face down on his surfboard, according to London's Mail Online.

Brolin, 47, paddled out to the man, who was being swept out to sea by a strong current. Brolin pulled the man to shore with the leash of his surfboard. The man, who has yet to be identified, had exhausted himself while battling the current.

Brolin, who was previously married to actress Diane Lane was enjoying so...
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Happy Birthday!

2/12/2015 7:00am EST
Josh Brolin
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Josh Brolin (1968)

Actress Jennifer Stone (1993)

Singer Mike Posner (1988)

Actress Georgina Reilly (1986)

Actress Sarah Lancaster (1980)

Actress Christina Ricci (1980)

Actor Jesse Spencer (1979)

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (1969)

Actress Christine Elise (1965)

Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips (1968)

Actor John Michael Higgins (1965)

Actress Sigrid Thornton (1959)

Talk show host Arsenio Hall (1955)

Actress Joanna Kerns (1953)

Singer Michael McDonald (1952)

Actor Simon MacCorkindale (1952; d. 2010)

Actor Michael Ironside (1950)

Bond girl Maud Ad...
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Coen Brothers Continue To Collect A-List Stars For 'Hail, Caesar!'

7/10/2014 3:01pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Ethan and Joel Coen are slowly gathering a spectacular cast for their next film, Hail, Caesar!. Jonah Hill recently confirmed he's joined the project, and Scarlett Johansson is reportedly in negotiations.

According to Variety, the Coen brothers are working to cast the pregnant Johansson for the film, which is ironically about a 1950s actress who becomes pregnant just as her new film begins production. The movie will follow a "fixer" for the film studio who works to keep all of their stars out of trouble, and it sounds like this pregnant actress is the latest issue for him.

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'Hey You Guys!' Director Richard Donner Says There's A 'Goonies' Sequel In The Works

4/7/2014 7:01pm EDT
The Goonies
Director Richard Donner announced over the weekend that he's currently working on a sequel to classic 80s kids film The Goonies.

A cameraman for TMZ.com caught up with the director in Beverly Hills on Saturday to ask him some ridiculously cynical questions about comic book movies, most of which Donner said are being made by some very creative and artistic people.

"We're doing a sequel," Donner said, surprising a small crowd that gathered around him for autographs.

When asked if any of the stars -- Corey Feldman, Sean Astin, Jeff Cohen, Jonathan Ke Quan, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and K...
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Celebrity Birthdays - February 12, 2014

2/12/2014 3:00am EST
Josh Brolin
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Josh Brolin (1968)

Actress Jennifer Stone (1993)

Singer Mike Posner (1988)

Actress Georgina Reilly (1986)

Actress Sarah Lancaster (1980)

Actress Christina Ricci (1980)

Actor Jesse Spencer (1979)

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (1969)

Actress Christine Elise (1965)

Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips (1968)

Actor John Michael Higgins (1965)

Actress Sigrid Thornton (1959)

Talk show host Arsenio Hall (1955)

Actress Joanna Kerns (1953)

Singer Michael McDonald (1952)

Actor Simon MacCorkindale (1952; d. 2010)

Actor Michael Ironside (1950)

Bond girl Maud Ad...
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'Labor Day' Review: An Erotic, Sensual Love Story And Perfect Date Movie

1/30/2014 6:43pm EST
'Labor Day' Review: An Erotic, Sensual Love Story And Perfect Da
Simply put, 'Labor Day' is a beautiful, erotic, love story - that will give you a very strong desire to eat a piece of pie.

'Labor Day' is directed and written by Jason Reitman ('Juno', 'Thank You For Smoking', 'Up In The Air') based on a novel by Joyce Maynard ('To Die For').

The film takes place in the 1980's over the Labor Day weekend, hence the title.

Kate Winslet plays Adele, a very lonely divorcee who lives with her teenage son Henry (Gattlin Griffith).  This is a woman that wears unhappiness on her face - she rarely goes out and when she does, it's usually to the local market. And...
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Top Celebrity Break-Ups & Divorces Of 2013

12/28/2013 6:00pm EST
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones
2013 was chock full of celebrity break-ups, divorces, and even reconciliations.

Michael Douglas, 69 and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 44, took a temporary "break" from their 13-year marriage in August. They had their doubters when they wed due to their vast age difference but proved people wrong after staying together for more than a decade - a triumph in Hollywood.

In November, Douglas told reporters, "I hope to resolve my marriage in a positive fashion."

We're not sure what that means - have a peaceful divorce? Get back together? Who knows.

Check out other stars that split up (and so...
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In A Year Of Box Office Bombs, 'Oldboy' Ranks Among The Worst

12/2/2013 3:03pm EST
Oldboy
Did you see Oldboy over your Thanksgiving break? If you did, you're part of a select group.

Analysts looking back on 2013 may blame it for a change in the way Hollywood does business, thanks to the failure of several flops of "tent pole" films - the films studios lean on to make the largest percentage of their yearly profit. The Lone Ranger, R.I.P.D., and Jack the Giant Slayer all lost around $100 million apiece this year due to low ticket sales and high production budgets.

While Oldboy only cost about $30 million to make, it may go down as having the least return at the box office. How b...
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Report: Josh Brolin Checks Into Rehab

11/22/2013 1:56pm EST
Josh Brolin
Actor Josh Brolin has reportedly checked into a rehab facility in Northern California to address his addiction issues. An insider told Us Weekly magazine, "He realized he needed help and is committed to his sobriety."

Earlier this month, the "Gangster Squad" star was involved in a brawl with a bouncer and was also video taped yelling at a cab driver after allegedly rear-ending his vehicle at a fast food drive-through window.

Back in January, Brolin was arrested for public intoxication. He paid $250 bail and did not have to appear in court, as he was not given a citation for the arrest.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Gave 'One Of The Worst' Auditions For 'Lord Of The Rings'

10/31/2013 3:03pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal missed out on the role of a lifetime - because he didn't know he needed a British accent.

The Hollywood Reporter held its annual actors roundtable with Matthew McConaughey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto, Josh Brolin and Michael B. Jordan, and it was revealed Gyllenhaal had a shot at being Frodo in the acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy until he gave "literally one of the worst auditions."

The interviewer asked, "What's the strangest audition you have had?" Josh Brolin recalled a Fly 2 audition in which he writhed on the ground and frothed at the mouth (his ...
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Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling Among Contenders To Play Batman

8/6/2013 6:07pm EDT
Josh Brolin
Zack Snyder's reported list of actors in the running to play Batman in an upcoming crossover with Superman includes some intriguing selections.

At the top of the list, as far as name recognition, are Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling. Both have worked with Warner Bros. on Gangster Squad. Broslin is also working with the studio for Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Gosling, on the other hand, seems to be attached to just about everything these days.

However, the trend for DC Comics superhero movies is hiring lesser-known names so that their star power doesn't overshadow the chara...
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'Oldboy' Remake Red Band Trailer: Hallways And Claw Hammers

7/11/2013 2:07pm EDT
Oldboy
Can Spike Lee re-create Chan-Wook Park's gory, compelling, and acclaimed work Oldboy? The red band trailer of his remake suggests he has a pretty good shot.

Josh Brolin stars in the remake of the 2003 Korean hit, where he plays a man inexplicably held hostage for almost twenty years. His only access to the outside world is the small hole in the door where he is given food and a television that keeps him up to date on current events - flashes of newscasts covering 9/11, Katrina, and the murder of his wife (apparently he is the prime suspect) are interwoven with flashes of Brolin trying to k...
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Diane Lane And Josh Brolin Divorcing After Eight Years

2/21/2013 2:10pm EST
Diane Lane
Hollywood stars Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are heading for divorce.

The actors, who wed in August, 2004, quietly parted ways late last year.

Representatives for the couple have confirmed the sad news to UsMagazine.com, simply stating, "Diane Lane and Josh Brolin have decided to end their marriage."

They were last pictured together in December at the Los Angeles premiere of The Guilt Trip, which starred Brolin's stepmom, Barbra Streisand.

It will be the second failed union for both actors - Lane split from her first husband Christopher Lambert in 1994, the same year that Brolin broke ...
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Celebrity Birthdays - February 12, 2013

2/12/2013 3:00am EST
Josh Brolin
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Josh Brolin (1968)

Actress Jennifer Stone (1993)

Singer Mike Posner (1988)

Actress Sarah Lancaster (1980)

Actress Christina Ricci (1980)

Actor Jesse Spencer (1979)

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (1969)

Actress Christine Elise (1965)

Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips (1968)

Actor John Michael Higgins (1965)

Actress Sigrid Thornton (1959)

Talk show host Arsenio Hall (1955)

Actress Joanna Kerns (1953)

Singer Michael McDonald (1952)

Actor Simon MacCorkindale (1952; d. 2010)

Actor Michael Ironside (1950)

Bond girl Maud Adams (1945)

Actor Richard Lynch ...
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Josh Brolin Down Plays His New Year's Day Arrest

1/9/2013 2:29pm EST
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin has brushed off his New Year's Day public intoxication arrest, insisting he was just having a little bit of "innocent" fun.

The No Country For Old Men star was taken into custody in Santa Monica, California after partying a little too hard with friends while ringing in 2013.

He was booked for the misdemeanor charge and fined $250, but his brush with the law came at a bad time - right in the middle of Brolin's promotional tour for new movie Gangster Squad.

The 44 year old couldn't dodge the incident during an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday, and so he instea...
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Ryan Gosling Takes His Mom To 'Gangster Squad' Premiere & Emma Stone Looks Red Hot - See Photos!

1/8/2013 9:32am EST
Ryan Gosling Gangster Squad premiere
Reason number 106 to love Ryan Gosling - he took his mother to the "Gangster Squad" premiere. Swoon! The actor looked gangster cool in a brown suit and studded shoes with his mama by his side.

Gosling elected not to take his girlfriend Eva Mendes to the event, and his likability factor really couldn't get any higher. Remember when he acted as a good citizen and broke up a fight in New York City a couple of summers ago? He also saved a life last spring by pulling a woman out of harm's way when a taxi almost ran her over.

He could possibly be the perfect man.

Gosling wasn't the only celeb ...
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Josh Brolin Fined $250 For Public Intoxication

1/7/2013 9:37am EST
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin partied a little too hard with his friends late New Year's Eve, and now he has to pay for it. The actor was fined $250 following an arrest for public intoxication on the streets of Santa Monica, Calif. He was booked on a misdemeanor charge.

Brolin, who is married to actress Diane Lane, has had other alcohol-related run ins with the law. In 2008 he was involved in a bar brawl in Shreveport, Louisiana, after having a few too many drinks with the cast and crew of his film "W."

Brolin and co-star Jeffrey Wright were arrested and charged with interfering with police business. The c...
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Josh Brolin Arrested For Public Intoxication On New Year's Day

1/6/2013 9:07pm EST
Josh Brolin
Hollywood actor Josh Brolin rang in the New Year in a police cell after he was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication on Tuesday. 

The No Country For Old Men star was partying with friends in Santa Monica, California on New Year's Day when he was allegedly discovered drunk in the street. 

He was led away by cops shortly before midnight and booked into a jail cell shortly after 3am on Wednesday. Brolin was released later that morning. 

The actor was not given a citation for the arrest so he will not have to attend court or face any charges, according to TMZ.com.
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Cast To Reshoot Scenes For 'Gangster Squad' Following Colorado Massacre

8/10/2012 8:55am EDT
Gangster Squad
As a result of the Aurora cinema massacre in Colorado last month, the cast of "Gangster Squad" is back on the set to reshoot some scenes.

Following the Colorado shooting, in which 12 people died, Warner Bros. pulled trailers for the film from cinemas because footage included a shoot-out at a movie theatre.

Studio execs have taken further action by completely removing the insensitive scenes, which were filmed at Hollywood's famous Chinese Theatre.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, reshoots are expected to take place next week in Downtown Los Angeles, where the shoot-out sequence will ...
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Josh Brolin Opens Up About His Penchant For Pedicures

5/26/2012 7:14am EDT
Josh Brolin
Movie star Josh Brolin has become a big fan of pedicures after getting serious about his grooming in preparation for his role as a billionaire in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

The No Country For Old Men star admits he developed a love for foot rubs and nail care on the set of the 2010 film - and it has stuck with him ever since.

He says, "I thought it was, like, a billionaire mentality thing to do. It's not really cool where I'm from - kinda the country and cowboy thing... but the pedis I still do, bro.

"Where I'm from... guys sit and watch TV and they kinda eat their nails off the...
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Review 'Men In Black 3' The Best One Yet

5/23/2012 4:08pm EDT
'Men In Black'
Okay people... They are back! Those alien fighting dudes, in their black sport jackets, white shirts, skinny ties, shooting gadgets that can wipe your memory clean, faster than you can say 'The Martians Are Coming'

Not only are they back, after a fifteen year absence, but...Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) are better than ever.

Thanks to director, Barry Sonnenfeld and the screenwriters, Etan Cohen, and David Koepp, based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham the third in the franchise.

The plot, without giving too much away, involves time travel, a super grotesque alien kno...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Men in Black III,' 'Moonrise Kingdom' & More

5/21/2012 1:00pm EDT
Men in Black
I didn’t end up watching “Battleship” last week, because I wasn’t in the mood to knowingly subject myself to a bad movie that night. Friends who caught it, told me that it’s as terrible as they thought it would be, giving it a D grade. Critic Matt Patches hilariously called it “as stiff and lifeless as the plastic pieces used to play (the board game).” After hearing things like that I’m glad I didn’t bother with “Battleship.”

This week includes the release of the highly anticipated blockbuster “Men in Black III,” but I’m more interested in Wes Anderson’s “Moonrise Kingdom” since it feature...
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'Gangster Squad' Trailer Has Ryan Gosling And Tommy Guns - What Else Do You Need?

5/10/2012 4:03pm EDT
Ryan Gosling in Gangster Squad
The latest trailer for Gangster Squad has hit the Internet, and with it come a lot of bullets and snazzy suits. The film follows a group of L.A. cops that drop their badges and hunt Mafiosos that come in from the East Coast.

Based on a true story, Brooklyn born Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) heads to L.A. to become the drug and prostitution kingpin. After buying his way out of lawful troubles, the police department creates a secret group of officers. They work without rules, red tape, or badges - and the department will refuse they exist.

The trailer features plenty of action and sexy-times w...
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Happy 70th Birthday, Barbra Streisand!

4/24/2012 8:59am EDT
Barbra Streisand
Superstar Barbra Streisand turns 70 today! The veteran singer/actress began her career as a nightclub singer in her native New York while she was still a teenager, but in the decades since, she has established herself as one of the most successful entertainers of all time, garnering awards in music, film and on stage.

And Streisand has no intention of retiring as she enters the next chapter in her life - she recently signed a new deal with Columbia Records and is set to star alongside Seth Rogen in new comedy "The Guilt Trip" later this year.

She celebrates a big birthday this week and to...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

2/27/2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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Celebrity Birthdays - February 12, 2012

2/12/2012 3:00am EST
Josh Brolin
Happy Birthday to:

Actor Josh Brolin (1968)

Singer Mike Posner (1988)

Actress Sarah Lancaster (1980)

Actress Christina Ricci (1980)

Actor Jesse Spencer (1979)

Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (1969)

Actress Christine Elise (1965)

Wilson Phillips singer Chynna Phillips (1968)

Talk show host Arsenio Hall (1955)

Actor Michael Ironside (1950)

Bond girl Maud Adams (1945)

Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek (1939)

Actor Joe Don Baker (1936)

Actor Lorne Greene (1915; d. 1987)

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2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

1/16/2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...
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