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Albert Brooks: 'Having Kids Strengthened My Marriage'

December 25th, 2012 9:01am EST
Albert Brooks
Actor/director Albert Brooks is convinced having children with his artist wife Kimberly Shlain has made their relationship stronger.

The Broadcast News star has been wed to Shlain for 15 years and Brooks believes the secret to their lasting union is undying trust.

He tells Vanity Fair magazine, "I think we give each other a huge amount of freedom to be who we are. There's so much trust that nobody thinks twice about it. And if I need to be in my cave, and I'm trying to write something, it's understood. There's no clock punching... I was very fortunate when I met Kimberly - things gelled."...
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Brad Pitt And 'The Artist' Dominate The NYFCC Awards

January 10th, 2012 11:02am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt added to his trophy cabinet on Monday night by scooping the coveted Best Actor prize at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

The Hollywood hunk, who also landed a best actor honor at California's Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday, attended the Manhattan ceremony with his partner Angelina Jolie and picked up the trophy for his roles in Moneyball and The Tree of Life.

Silent movie The Artist also continued its success, being named Best Picture, while its maker, Michel Hazanavicius, landed the Best Director nod.

Meryl Streep was named Best Actress for her...
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'Drive' Dominates The 2011 Satellite Awards

December 19th, 2011 10:28am EST
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Action thriller Drive was the toast of the 2011 Satellite Awards on Sunday night, winning four of the ceremony's top honors.

Nicolas Winding Refn was named Best Director, while the movie's lead Ryan Gosling fought off competition from stars including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt to take home the Best Actor prize.

Albert Brooks landed the Best Supporting Actor trophy, and Refn's movie also won the Best Sounding Editing prize.

However, Drive missed out on the Best Picture Of The Year award, which went to Clooney's The Descendants. The film, a top tip for ...
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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'The Artist' And 'Hugo' Lead Critic Choice Awards Nominations

December 13th, 2011 2:31pm EST
Hugo
The Artist and Hugo have both been given major Oscars boosts after landing 11 nominations apiece for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards.

The two films, which have already picked up early awards, will compete for the Best Picture at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, as selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in America.

They will be up against Midnight in Paris, Drive, The Help, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Michael F...
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'Drive' And 'War Horse' Lead 2011 Satellite Awards Nominations

December 2nd, 2011 9:18am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive and Steven Spielberg's latest epic War Horse lead the International Press Academy's nominations for the 2011 Satellite Awards with eight nods apiece.

Both movies are up for Best Film, alongside The Artist, The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Shame and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy while Drive's Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks are among the nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Competing with Gosling for the Best Actor trophy will be George Clooney (The Descendants), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Michael Fassbender (Sh...
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'The Artist' Scores Big Wins At New York Film Critics Awards

November 29th, 2011 3:53pm EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist has been hotly-tipped for Oscars glory after winning two top trophies at the New York Film Critics Awards.

Officials at the New York Critics Circle, whose top picks are considered a good indicator for the Academy Awards, honored the black-and-white drama with Best Picture, while Michel Hazanavicius was named Best Director.

Brad Pitt claimed the title of Best Actor for his roles in Moneyball and The Tree of Life and while Meryl Streep took home Best Actress for her portrayal of Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, in The Iron Lady.

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Review: 'Drive' Steers Clear Of Movie Cliches By Shifting Into High Gear

September 17th, 2011 12:12pm EDT
Drive
“Drive” is a point blank shotgun blast to your dome. This is not a metaphor. About a half hour into “Drive”, the audience (and myself) started questioning what exactly Director Nicolas Winding Refn was attempting to accomplish by putting all this pesky exposition in an action movie. Then second act of the movie kicks in with a literal point-blank shotgun blast to the dome, and does not let up. It's jarring how unexpectedly graphically violent this film is. The blood and violence arrives quickly and doesn't stop flowing until the credits. Once Ryan Gosling's character is in the sh*t, he's i...
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Review: 'Drive' - Two Jews Agree This Over The Top Thriller Stalls (Video)

September 15th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Drive
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Ryan Gosling is 'Driver'. He drives...fast...very fast...If you're a burglar, he's your go-to guy. Just make sure you get the job done in five minutes. Because that's all you got... One minute late, Driver is gone.

Now, driving a get-a-way car is Driver's night job. His day job is slightly more glamorous. Driver is a stunt driver for movies...That is, when he's not working as a mechanic, for Shannon (Bryan Cranston) who just happens to be the Driver's agent and manager as well.

Shannon is a man with a dream. He wants to fund a stock car...
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Ryan Gosling Thinks He's 'Weird Looking,' Credits REO Speedwagon For 'Drive' Being Made

September 10th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Drive Movie
Drive has been tearing up the festival circuit since it premiered at Cannes in May. Through the Los Angeles Film Festival, Telluride and the Toronto International Film Festival, the film has wowed audiences with its brutal violence and subtle silence, omitting almost all the dialogue.

Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver at night. He gets into a bad deal trying to help his neighbor (Carey Mulligan). It’s a heroic turn for Gosling. As if he weren’t dreamy enough already, he described movies as putting you under a spell. Is anyone not in love with Ry...
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Fall 2011 Movie Preview: September

August 29th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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The end of the year is always the most exciting time for true movie lovers as the studios release the films they hope to compete in the race for the many awards shows that will happen early next year. This September will have some decent films to choose from (namely "Contagion" and "Drive"), but with a greater amount of less-than-impressive fare than is normally seen. Either way, this first month in the awards season will have moviegoers flocking to the cinema nearly every weekend.

September 2

Apollo 18

This horror/thriller has been called “The Blair Witch Project” set in space, and the ...
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Megan Fox Wears A Tight Mini Dress On 'This Is Forty' Set

August 23rd, 2011 8:47am EDT
Megan Fox
We spotted Megan Fox wearing a gray form-fitted mini dress on the set of "This Is Forty" in Los Angeles yesterday. The slim star can't hide any bumps in that little number!

The film is helmed by Judd Apatow, who made "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are reprising their "Knocked Up" characters Pete and Debbie.

"This Is Forty" also stars Albert Brooks and John Lithgow. The film is set for a summer 2012 release.
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Jason Segel & Leslie Mann Work Out Together For Apatow's 'This Is Forty' (Photos)

July 21st, 2011 11:00am EDT
This is 40
We spotted Leslie Mann and Jason Segel working out during a scene for the film "This is Forty" in Los Angeles. Jason's character is playing a personal trainer.

The film is helmed by Mann's husband Judd Apatow, who made "Knocked Up" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Paul Rudd and Mann are reprising their "Knocked Up" characters Pete and Debbie.

"This Is Forty" also stars Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow.
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LA Film Fest 2011 Review - 'Drive' A Movie Marriage That Doesn't Work

June 21st, 2011 11:00am EDT
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The strange thing about the engaging work by filmmaker Nicholas Winding Refn (“Bronson” and the “Pusher” trilogy!) is that his movies always seem to relish having an distinctively uneven tone and it’s both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand it’s a unique way of shaking up the traditions of the modern day motion picture, but on the other it’s a discombobulating device that almost ensures the work will never be five-star stuff – a cinematic conundrum indeed. Unfortunately the problem is even more glaring and severe in the case of Refn’s latest outing "Drive" due to the filmmaker abando...
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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Moms'

May 6th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Like ‘em, love 'em or hate ‘em, everyone has a mother. The person who carried us for nine months, mended our boo-boos and smothered us with so much love that sometimes it felt like a woolen blanket on an extra hot day. (Wait, maybe that was just mine - kidding mom!) In any case Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8 and Starpulse thought it only respectful to pay a little cinematic love to the ladies who first gave us life. So here is an ever-eclectic list of the funniest, toughest, scariest, strangest and downright quirkiest caregivers to ever grace the silver screen – it’s our...Top Ten M...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

June 16th, 2008 8:40am EDT
Weeds
Monday, June 16

The Middleman (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost, Medium) brings his Men in Black-like sci-fi comic to television. Judging by the witty and campy previews, this one is a keeper.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Ah, the infamous backseat limo hook-up episode.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Nancy's back, and she's retransplanted her family to a beachside town by the Tijuana border. With Albert Brooks coming on as Nancy's father-in-law, is it too much to hope for dead hubby Jeffrey Dean Morgan in a flashback or ghostly appearance?

Secret Diary of...
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Adam McKay Discusses The Writers Strike and What Makes Comedy Successful

January 24th, 2008 10:25am EST
Adam McKay
Adam McKay is a big player in the world of comedy. The former SNL head-writer co-wrote and directed Will Ferrell in the films Anchorman and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Now he's taking on a greater role as a producer, helping people's visions be seen by a larger audience. In part 2 of this two part Starpulse Q and A, Adam McKay shares some of his picks for the best new directors, actors, and writers and discusses what is, in his opinion, that makes for good comedy.

How do you think the writer's strike is gonna play out?

You know, there's what I think will happen and ...
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Michael Showalter Discusses New Comedy Album 'Sandwiches and Cats'

January 7th, 2008 10:44am EST
Michael Showalter
Artists and record labels have a symbiotic relationship. The artist has something to say, the label provides a means to have it be heard by the audience. How the artist/label relationship comes to be is often different. For comedian Michael Showalter, it was an almost telepathic desire for both the artist and the record label to work together that ended in mutual hand relief. Starpulse spoke via e-mail with the star of such comedy classics as The State, Stella, and Wet Hot American Summer to flesh out the details of how his first comedy album, Sandwiches and Cats, came to be and to chat abo...
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America's Favorite Family's Big Screen Debut Arrives On DVD and Blu-Ray Disc Dec. 18

November 21st, 2007 12:20pm EST
The Simpsons Movie
It takes a feature-length film to fully capture Homer Simpson's stupidity and The Simpsons Movie does it! One of the top grossing films of all time, The Simpsons Movie has generated more than $500 million globally and will be available worldwide on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc (BD) Internationally on December 3 and in North America on December 18 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

"One of the best movies of the year" (Washington Post), The Simpsons Movie stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden and Tress Ma...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 22

July 22nd, 2007 3:00am EDT
David Spade
Happy Birthday to Belgian singer Kate Ryan (1980), "Run Lola Run" actress Franka Potente (1974), singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright (1973), WWE star Shawn Michaels (1965), "Joe Dirt" star David Spade (1964), "Moulin Rouge" actor John Leguizamo (1964), R&B singer Keith Sweat (1961), Savatage singer/Trans Siberian Orchestra composer Jon Oliva (1960), guitarist Al Di Meola (1954), Eagles drummer/singer Don Henley (1947), "Lethal Weapon" actor Danny Glover (1947), "The Muse" star Albert Brooks (1947), Supertramp keyboardist Rick Davies (1944), Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett (1944), funkmaster ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 22

July 22nd, 2006 3:00am EDT
David Spade
Happy Birthday to Belgian singer Kate Ryan (1980), "Run Lola Run" actress Franka Potente (1974), singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright (1973), WWE star Shawn Michaels (1965), "Joe Dirt" star David Spade (1964), "Moulin Rouge" actor John Leguizamo (1964), R&B singer Keith Sweat (1961), Savatage singer/Trans Siberian Orchestra composer Jon Oliva (1960), guitarist Al Di Meola (1954), Eagles drummer/singer Don Henley (1947), "Lethal Weapon" actor Danny Glover (1947), "The Muse" star Albert Brooks (1947), Supertramp keyboardist Rick Davies (1944), Ronettes singer Estelle Bennett (1944), funkmaster ...
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Producers Promise 'Simpsons' Movie Will Exceed Fans' Expectations

April 4th, 2006 2:08pm EDT
The Simpsons
The much-anticipated feature film based on the hit television series The Simpsons will premiere in theaters worldwide July 27, 2007, and producers are extremely enthusiastic. "We're very excited about the performances in this movie. Come next Oscars, we think it's going to be Milhouse's night," said producer Matt Groening.

Starring in the animated film are series regulars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden, and Tress MacNeille. Guest starring in the movie are Erin Brockovich, Minnie Driver, and Albert Brooks.

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