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The Top Buzzy Films At Sundance 2014

January 16th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Boyhood
With the Sundance Film Festival starting today, we decided to take a look at some of the most anticipated films set to make an appearance. Expect to hear from many of these films in the coming year, whether it is a wide release or awards talk.

Boyhood - Richard Linklater proves he's in it for the long haul. Boyhood follows exactly what the title implies, but Linklater made the film over 12 years and used the same cast to reveal the true effects of aging.

Camp X-Ray - Kristen Stewart and Guantanamo Bay add up to one controversial film. Stewart stars as a guard that strikes up a friendship ...
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Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' To Premiere At The Berlin Film Festival

November 5th, 2013 4:15pm EST
CELEBNAME
Wes Anderson is set to kick off the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on February 6, 2014 with the world premiere of his new film, Grand Budapest Hotel.

The film, Anderson's eighth as director, stars Ralph Fiennes as the titular hotel's concierge befriends a young lobby boy (newcomer Tony Revolori) and takes him under his wing as his unofficial apprentice.

The film was shot on location in Germany, making it the perfect place for it to premiere, as many had assumed it would bow at next year's Cannes Film Festival.

Two of Anderson's previous films, "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou...
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11 Stars Who Will Never Be People's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

November 15th, 2012 2:04pm EST
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum was named this year's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, the 24th guy to earn the superficial title.

Tatum joins the likes of George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt on the list; which has been around for 27 years now; and we thought we'd have a little fun with it and come up with a list of the top 10 guys we think (and are pretty sure) will never be named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People -- or any other publication, for that matter.

It may seem a little mean, but it's all in the name of good humor; and if anybody can take it, it's these...
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Blu-ray Review: 'John Carter'

June 5th, 2012 9:22am EDT
John Carter photo
Trapped on Mars, the ability to jump cloud high and possible savor of an alien race – could be worse. We’re checking out the planet jumping adventure "John Carter," out on Blu-ray June 5 from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Join the Mars tour below!

Title: "John Carter"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Mark Strong

Director: Andrew Stanton

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 132 minutes

Release Company: Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Website: www.DisneyBluray.com

The Flick: Hearing such dismal rants about how bad this one was, I admit I went into "John Carter" gritti...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'To Live And Die In L.A.'

April 6th, 2012 1:45pm EDT
LA photo
The great Willem Dafoe is hitting theaters this week with the new Australian outing called "The Hunter," so we thought we’d take a gander at a past Dafoe ditty worth it’s weight in five-star flesh – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week’s selection is a personal favorite filled with corruption, murder and double crossing – and that just describes the good guys! The line between cops and criminals gets a bit blurry in the fantastic 1985 William Friedkin flick..."To Live And Die In L.A."

Secret Service agent Jimmy Hart is a man who has seen his fare share of the action. As an...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'American Reunion,' 'Damsels In Distress,' & More

April 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
American Reunion
In addition to interviewing Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly from “The Cabin in the Woods” last week, I also spoke with author Dana Fredsti about her new zombie book Plague Town, which comes out on Tuesday. We talked about her book, her connection to the cult classic “Army of Darkness,” and about this season of “The Walking Dead.” If you haven’t seen my interview yet, definitely check it out.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the “American Pie” gang back together again in “American Reunion,” the college comedy “Damsels in Distress,” the Morgan Spurlock documentary “Comic-Co...
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Two Jews' Review 'John Carter' And Are Worlds Apart (Video)

March 8th, 2012 2:00pm EST
John Carter
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Okay, so first I have to say that I loved 'John Carter', the Disney 3D Sci-Fi adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton (WALL-E). The plot can seem slightly more complicated than it is, so I'll just give you the main points.

First, there's John Carter (the very handsome, Taylor Kitsch) a post Civil War Veteran who's absolutely fed up with war. All he wants to do is find, a certain cave, (that is supposedly filled with gold) and spend the rest of his life far far away from any kind of conflict. Good luck with that.

While running away from the U...
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2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet (Video)

February 26th, 2012 7:20pm EST
Michelle Williams
The stars came out to Santa Monica today for the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted my Seth Rogan. Starpulse was there to cover the carpet arrivals which included many nominees, presenters and special award recipients.

Celebrities who graced the purple carpet included Zoe Saldana, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, Rashida Jones, Michelle Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Matthew Lillard, Patricia Clarkson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, John C. Reilly, Giovanni Ribisi, James Cromwell, Simon Baker, Willem Dafoe, Zac Efron, William H. Macy, Eli...
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'John Carter' Stars Partied Every Night In Utah Motel

February 21st, 2012 8:42am EST
John Carter
British actor Dominic West had the time of his life shooting new movie "John Carter" on location in Utah because he and his co-stars turned their motel into a "frathouse", holding big parties every night.

The star appears in the Disney sci-fi epic alongside Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy and Taylor Kitsch as the titular character, an American Civil War captain who is transported to Mars.

West admits there was not much to do in between filming in the picturesque state - so the cast made their own fun back at their motel.

He tells WENN, "Off set was a dream. We were in th...
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Nicolas Cage Resolves 'Vampire' Cash Lawsuit

July 2nd, 2011 9:00pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage has settled his legal spat with a disgruntled producer pal.

Paul Brooks sued the star for cash he claimed he was owed from 2000 movie Shadow of the Vampire, but Cage resolved the matter a day later.

A representative for the actor, who was the executive producer of the Willem Dafoe film, tells TMZ.com, "Contrary to recent reports that a lawsuit was going forth by Paul Brooks and Early Bird Productions against Mr. Cage, this matter has been resolved privately and amicably between the parties and therefore no legal action is being pursued."

The lawsuit will reportedly be for...
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Producer Sues Nicolas Cage Over 2000 Movie

July 2nd, 2011 10:15am EDT
Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage is facing yet another financial mess amid his well-publicized tax woes - a Hollywood producer is suing the star for cash he alleges he's still owed from a 2000 movie.

Paul Brooks claims Cage has yet to pay him $77,000 for work he did on the set of "Shadow of the Vampire" 11 years ago.

The film, starring Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich, lists Brooks as an executive producer and Cage as producer.

Brooks wants a judge to force the actor to pay up, according to TMZ.com.
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Top Ten Worst Movie Sequels Ever

May 26th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Transformers 2
With the two mega number twos including "The Hangover Part II" and "Kung Fu Panda 2" hitting theaters this week, it got us thinking about movie sequels of the past - good AND bad. So in a Starpulse salute to the bold and not so beautiful world of second cinematic outings, we’re going to jump feet first into both the daring and depressing realm of all things part two.

Tomorrow will feature the best of the bunch, but today’s focus is the real 'winners' of the group. (Yeah right!) A bunch of second rate, highly laughable, easily forgettable and downright detestable flicks that almost make...
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Willem Dafoe's Rome Apartment Burglarized

May 24th, 2011 8:29am EDT
Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe's home in Rome, Italy has been burgled in a co-ordinated raid in which thieves allegedly used sophisticated climbing gear to break into the penthouse apartment.

The Spider-Man star was not home at the time of the Sunday night break-in at the home he shares with his Italian wife Giada Colagrande.

A neighbor was alerted to the burglary by the building's alarm, which was allegedly triggered after the gang lowered themselves from the roof and into Dafoe's top-floor property using ropes and mountain-climbing equipment, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.

A Rome p...
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Rhys Ifans To Play New 'Spider-Man' Villain

October 11th, 2010 9:05pm EDT
Rhys Ifans
"Nanny McPhee Returns" star Rhys Ifans is set to follow in the footsteps of Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina after signing on to play the new "Spider-Man" villain.

The Welsh actor will join new webslinger Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in the cast of the Marc Webb-directed blockbuster.

Sony bosses have declined to reveal which villain Ifans will play in the film.

As well as Molina and Dafoe, the "Spider-Man" bad guys have been played by Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace.
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Q&A: Ian Somerhalder On His Return To 'Lost' And His Thoughts On 'The Vampire Diaries'

February 2nd, 2010 10:04am EST
Ian Somerhalder Q&A
Ian Somerhalder is probably having the most fun of anybody on The CW's series The Vampire Diaries. He gets to play bad boy vampire Damon Salvatore. Free from worrying about being sympathetic, he's actually the guy audiences love to hate. The show airs Thursday nights on The CW.

In real life, he might be the nicest handsome man I've ever met. I've met Clooney and Jackman, but Somerhalder certainly didn't need to be so generous and personable. Yeah, he's got a show to promote, and spending an hour standing in a corner as journalist after journalist hounds him with questions is part of the ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Daybreakers,' 'Youth In Revolt' & More

January 4th, 2010 9:44am EST
Daybreakers
A belated Happy New Year to all. I hope you each had happy holidays and got a chance to view all of the movies you wanted to see.

I haven't seen James Cameron's "Avatar" yet, although it's the top movie on my list right now. I've heard the film showcases some impressive visual effects, but that its dialogue and character development are not as strong. Regardless, I'm still anxious to see for myself.

2010 starts out with the release of "Daybreakers," "Youth in Revolt," "Leap Year," "Crazy on the Outside," "Wonderful World," and "Bitch Slap."

DAYBREAKERS

By 2017 a plague has ...
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Movies To Watch In Early 2010

December 17th, 2009 10:00am EST
Shutter Island
2009 is starting to wrap up with a few big blockbusters left for the Christmas season, but now it is time to look forward into 2010 to see what's coming up. The early months of a year may usually be quiet for movie goers, but there are some great new films releasing in January, February, and March. Take a look at the films you'll be wanting to buy tickets for in early 2010!

January (in order of release date)

"Daybreakers," rated R, is being released January 8th and stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. This movie is taking advantage of the current vampire popularity, but thi...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '2012,' 'Pirate Radio' & More

November 9th, 2009 9:52am EST
2012
At some point this week I hope to catch the wacky comedy "The Men Who Stare at Goats." While I have read some bad reviews of the film, I believe my tendency to disagree with the mainstream, could be a wild card for my own appraisal of the movie.

I'm having difficulty believing the collection of George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges could contribute to a horrific film considering I how much appreciate their abilities on screen.

Roland Emmerich destroys the world yet another time this week with his apocalyptic tale "2012." The quirky animation of Wes Anders...
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Must-See Holiday Movies

November 4th, 2009 9:35am EST
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The holidays are approaching, and if people are not busy running around thinking of Christmas or Hanukkah gifts, they're considering what to do with their family when they actually have to entertain everyone.

Every year there are big blockbuster films that come out around Thanksgiving and Christmas purposely devoted to people looking to enjoy time with their families, or to escape from them for a few blissful hours.

Here's a look at some of the movies coming out for the holiday season:

November 6 - Disney's A Christmas Carol

Disney is no stranger to taking beloved tales and ma...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'A Christmas Carol,' 'The Box' & More

November 2nd, 2009 11:17am EST
Evan Crean
Sadly Boondock Saints II was an utter disappointment. While it had occasional bright moments, the film was marred by a number of problems.

Largely referential to the first film, it felt at many moments as if should be parodying itself, but it sadly wasn't. The overarching story tried to be overly complex in the web of manipulation it sought to weave.

Special Agent Eunice Bloom (Julie Benz) was a terrible replacement for Agent Smecker (Willem Dafoe), embodying every annoying Southern stereotype.

My biggest criticism of the film was that it was just too wacky; it had too many o...
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The Toast Of Beantown: Boston's Best Movies

October 30th, 2009 10:32am EDT
The Boondock Saints
In 1999, Troy Duffy showed audiences that New York City isn't the only major metropolitan place where mob violence and nefarious dealings happen on film. Using Boston as a backdrop for his cult hit "Boondock Saints," Duffy gave the city a gritty image that reignited interest in the area.

"Boondock Saints" follows the MacManus brothers, a pair of vigilantes who decide to carry out their own brand of violent justice on the criminals of Boston. As a proud Boston resident, I'm thrilled to announce the premiere today of "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," which brings the MacManus brother...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'This Is It,' 'Boondock Saints II' & More

October 27th, 2009 9:37am EDT
The House of the Devil
As a Bostonian I'm quite excited about the release of the Boston based sequel "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day." As a huge fan of the original, I've waited years to see a sequel come to fruition.

For nearly 10 years, director Troy Duffy struggled to make the follow up to his 1999 cult hit "Boondock Saints." A Hollywood outsider, Duffy suffered from bad press characterizing him as incredibly difficult to work with. This created a major roadblock for him as he sought funding to make a second movie about the MacManus brothers, but eventually he was able to raise the money to make it h...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Saw VI,' 'Vampire's Assistant' & More

October 19th, 2009 9:43am EDT
Cirque du Freak
Last Tuesday, I had a chance to see "Where the Wild Things Are." Visually the film is stunning; it integrates handheld camera shots in the appropriate moments to take viewers into the action. Jim Henson's Creature Shop makes the monsters of the movie look incredibly convincing, and the composite animation of their faces matches up well.

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers do a fantastic job of stretching a 10 page children's book into a movie that doesn't distort the message of the book, but still gives audiences something fresh. One of the most fascinating aspects of the creatures the hero M...
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Slideshow: Creepy Actors - Who's The Creepiest?

October 13th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Steve Buscemi
These actors have either played someone creepy or just look creepy. There's something about them that reminds us of fingernails on a chalkboard. Peruse our photo slideshow, and tell us who you think is the creepiest one of them all!

Willem Dafoe

Wild at Heart, Shadow of a Vampire

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Gary Oldman

Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Professional

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Joan Rivers

Plastic surgery junkie

More Joan Rivers Pictures

Steve Buscemi

Reservo...
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Five Best & Worst Sandra Bullock Films

July 16th, 2008 8:45am EDT
The Net
Sandra Bullock is a two-time Golden Globe nominated actress who in 2007 was ranked the 14th richest female celebrity. She has starred in movies of all genres - romantic comedy, regular comedy, drama, action, and sci-fi. She runs her own production company named Fortis Films and owns a restaurant in Austin, Texas, named Bess Bistro.

As an actress on stage and on film, she has had a great deal of commercial hits ... and flops! Here is a list of the top five and the worst five Sandra Bullock movies in no particular order.

THE BEST

Speed

Most people remember this 1994 action...
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April Fool's Day Entertainment News

April 1st, 2008 10:25am EDT
Britney Spears
With stories like Britney Spears being offered a $1,000 by PETA to work as their secretary for a day, it's getting harder and harder to tell what's true and what's false. In this case, the story is true. But there are a few other stories out there that may be harder to discern.

Don't worry, Starpulse breaks it down for you. The following are hoax stories coming out of the Starpulse April Fool's Day newsroom:

After swearing to a life of bachelorhood, George Clooney marries himself.

Hillary Clinton picks Bill as her running mate. Bill refuses and runs away giggling because he ...
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Movie Sequels: A List Of The Best & Worst

February 7th, 2008 9:40am EST
Spider-Man 2
It seems every year we are inundated with dozens of sequels to films we love and those we've already forgotten about. But what are the best? What are the worst? What shouldn't have been made and what beat the original? Answers to those questions are below, but before a list of the best and worst sequels is determined a few ground rules must be established.

1. The Sequel Cannot Be Planned. There are plenty of movies where the sequel is somewhat planned (I highly doubt anybody wasn't thinking sequel during Spider-Man) but some movies are part of a planned series from day one. The mo...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
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Oliver Stone To Get Special MGM Award at Cannes Film Festival

May 12th, 2006 10:52am EDT
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone will receive the first annual Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Leo The Lion Award on May 21 at the Cannes Film Festival. The award has been established to recognize and encourage artistic excellence in individuals who, through significant contributions to filmmaking, have made an indelible impact on the overall value and merit of the library of MGM released films as well as on the world's movie going public.

Oliver Stone's Platoon, the Vietnam War film starring Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger and Forest Whitaker, will have a special screening at the Palais des Festival. "Plat...
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New In Theaters This Weekend: 'American Dreamz'

April 21st, 2006 9:00am EDT
American Dreamz
In American Dreamz, The President of the United States (Dennis Quaid) seems to be having a nervous breakdown after picking up a newspaper for the first time in four years, and when his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) determines to get the Commander in Chief out of his pajamas and back into the spotlight, the stage is set for a talent contest that the nation will never forget.

With concern about the President's mental health soon taking precedence over all other issues in the White House, his nervous Chief of Staff attempts to get the Commander in Chief back in the public eye by booking ...
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