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Review: Captivating Taissa Farmiga Gives 'Anna' Its Inner Life

June 4th, 2014 11:15am EDT
Anna
As a genre, psychological thrillers are getting harder and harder to come by. It could be because of their complex nature or the need for the audience to pay attention to the smallest detail, but frankly they’ve just become a hard film feat to pull off in the area of originality. In the case of the new suspense story flick "Anna," there’s some definite familiarity within the memory detective framework that makes the film fall under the average moniker. But there’s also a single breathtaking stand-out performance that begs to be seen – turns out the real allure of "Anna" is the gal hersel...
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Brian Cox Opens Up About His Opium Den Experience

November 15th, 2012 8:13am EST
Brian Cox
Brian Cox experimented with opium during a trip to India and admits it gave him a "rather good feeling."

The Super Troopers star confessed to smoking the morphine-based substance when he visited an opium den in Mumbai during a theatrical tour of the country in the 1980s. Cox admits he only tried it once as an experiment but insists the drug gave him a feeling of being "very at one with the world."

He tells Scottish newspaper The Herald, "It's something I have spoken about privately but never before in such a public way. I believe you have to be honest and admit your humanity. You can't be...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Coriolanus'

May 31st, 2012 11:00am EDT
Coriolanus photo
Shakespeare meets modern day warfare? Actor turned director Ralph Fiennes takes on the Shakespeare classic "Coriolanus," now available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. The battle of the bard begins below!

Title: "Coriolanus"

Grade: 2

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

Director: Ralph Fiennes

Rating: R

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: Ralph Fiennes movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s play sports a stellar cast, high body count and some stylish vi...
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Hannibal Lecter Heading To Television

November 8th, 2011 11:25am EST
Hannibal
Movie cannibal Hannibal Lecter is heading to the small screen in a new TV series.

The gruesome character, created by Thomas Harris in his book series, has been played by Brian Cox in 1986's Manhunter and most famously by Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for his role in 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

Other films featuring the character include 2001's Hannibal and 2002's Red Dragon.

TV bosses have now revealed plans to bring Hannibal back in a small screen show, according to EW.com.

The website reports executives at NBC are working with Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller o...
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'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Applaud This SciFi Cautionary Tale (Video)

August 4th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
What makes 'Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes' so unique is that it's the first live-action film to be told from the point of view of a sentient animal -- A chimpanzee--named Caesar...brilliantly portrayed by Andy Serkis, the world's foremost performance capture actor. Andy infuses Caesar with nuance, wisdom and most importantly... heart.

'Rise Of The Planets Of The Apes' is an origin story, in the truest sense of the word. It shows us what happens, when experiments in genetic engineering, leads scientists to produce an intelligent ape. The film is a cautionary tale that blends scifi wi...
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Top Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

May 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kung-fu panda 2 photo
For all those hoping that both Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II opening this week are better flicks then their predecessors this is the Starpulse list for you. We’ve delved deep into our movie minds to come up with some of the most imaginative, innovative, and just plain kick-ass awesome second outings to ever hit the silver screen. (And yes, being that it’s part of a trilogy, Empire doesn’t count movie geeks!) Move over impressive or perhaps in some cases unimpressive cinematic originals – you’re new 35mm baby brother is here and he makes this look good. Here is our list of the...
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Review: Age Comes Before Beauty in 'Red'

October 15th, 2010 11:35am EDT
Red
The graphic novel-turned-film “Red,” about a group of retired assassins forced back into action draws to mind the idiom “age before beauty.” This saying for those unfamiliar, asserts that younger people should pay deference to their elders, because of their more extensive experience. It’s their knowledge and ability to think ahead that allows the old timers in “Red” to kick ass, and the chemistry of a fantastic cast that makes the movie so entertaining.

“Red” does not rely on experimental visual style despite being a graphic novel adaptation, nor does it overwhelm you with epic explosio...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Jackass 3-D,' 'Conviction,' & More

October 12th, 2010 10:41am EDT
Conviction
Robert De Niro and Edward Norton’s latest collaboration “Stone” turned out to be a serious disappointment. While both of the actors turn in decent performances in their respective roles, the film’s writing and directing are seriously lacking. “Stone” dabbles in several concepts such as morality, spirituality, and loyalty; however it does not pay enough attention to any of them to make a cohesive story.

Norton plays Stone, a convict seeking parole, who employs his attractive wife (Milla Jovovich) to seduce his parole officer (De Niro). Over the course of the film it’s never quite clear S...
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Mary Louise Parker & Helen Mirren Worried About Running For 'Red'

October 10th, 2010 3:41pm EDT
Mary Louise Parker
Actresses Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren feared they'd be sacked from new action comedy "Red" once director Robert Schwentke saw them running.

The two thespians were tested to the full when it came to giving chase in the new film - because no matter how hard they tried they struggled to look convincing.

Parker explains, "Helen and I both said that we thought as soon as they saw us run that we'd both be fired. It takes a certain kind of commitment to run and look like there's a lot of drama happening around you and then to fall.

"I don't mind being pulled to the ground if something w...
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Universal's New Blu-ray & DVD 'Flipper' Discs Feature The 'Bourne' Trilogy

January 16th, 2010 8:17am EST
Bourne series
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has introduced dual-format discs containing both Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and DVD versions of some of Hollywood's most iconic films. An industry first, the new "flipper" discs will launch on January 19 with the blockbuster superspy thrillers The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, starring Matt Damon, premiering as individually packaged Blu-ray™ discs.

For the first time ever, consumers will have the ability to choose between Blu-ray™ and DVD formats, simply by flipping a single disc. With complete utility in one convenient packag...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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'Match Point' Opens in Limited Release Today, Dec. 28

December 28th, 2005 8:00am EST
Scarlett Johansson stars in Match Point
Opening in select theaters is Match Point, in which a clandestine love affair sends one man's charmed life into a tailspin in this comedy drama written and directed by Woody Allen, his first film set and filmed in Great Britain.

Chris Wilson (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) is a tennis player who was just good enough to make his way onto the professional circuit, but not good enough to be a consistent winner. Looking for a more stable career, Chris is hired on as a resident professional at an exclusive tennis club by Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode), who is as impressed by his charm and good looks as...
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Upcoming Guests on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson'

December 8th, 2005 10:25am EST
Michelle Yeoh
The exciting list of guests on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" through Dec. 22 includes Charlie Sheen, Amos Lee, Jon Cryer, Michelle Yeoh, and a slew of other actors, musicians, comedians, and other celebrities.

Dec. 8: Actor Charlie Sheen; actress Marissa Jaret Winokur; musical guests Franz Ferdinand

Dec. 9: Rapper/producer RZA; television producer Josh Schwartz; musical guest Amos Lee

Dec. 12: Actor Jon Cryer; actress Amy Yasbeck;

Dec. 13: Director John Waters; writer David Steinberg; musical guests Nada Surf

Dec. 14: Radio show host Mancow; actress Mich...
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