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Did You Catch These Great Movie Actor And Actress Performances In 2015?

12/30/2015 12:15pm EST
Jason Coleman’s Top Five Male & Female Performances of 2015

We’re keeping the 'Best of' train moving with a little list celebrating all things thespian. All those thankless gals and guys who bust their butts creating cool and memorable characters deserve a little recognition and in this list their standout stuff is front and center. And while some of these performances have yet to see their films get a full on release date, rest assure these are all roles I personally witnessed in my movie travels for 2015. (Meaning if you haven’t yet seen them be on the lookout!) From emotional ass kic...

Blu-ray Review: 'Love & Mercy' - Worth The Money?

9/29/2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'Love & Mercy'
Ready to explore the genius behind The Beach Boys? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Love & Mercy" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if there’s myth behind the music below!

Title: "Love & Mercy"

Grade: 3

Cast: Paul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks

Director: Bill Pohland

Rating: R

Runtime: 122 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment


The Flick: As a biopic on Beach Boys member Brian Wilson, "Love & Mercy" is a mixed bag. On the up side is the section featuring the highly effective Paul Dano...

Celebrities That Turn 30 In 2014

1/3/2014 1:00pm EST
Scarlett Johansson
The last two days we've posted a list of celebrities that turn 40 and 50 in 2014. Today, we are giving you the list of celebrities that turn 30, even though 30 isn't that big a milestone - but we'll include the kiddies anyhow.

Lets turn the clock back 30 years ago to 1984 - Here are a few highlights form that year: Ronald Reagan was elected to his second term as President of the United States, the Space Shuttle Discovery had its first maiden voyage, the Aids Virus was identified, the first Apple Macintosh went on sale, CD players (now pretty much defunct) were introduced commercially, and ...

'12 Years A Slave': Brutal Truth Told In This Must See Oscar Worthy Film

10/18/2013 2:18am EDT
'12 Years A Slave'
'12 Years a Slave' directed by the extremely talented, Steve McQueen, ('Shame') is simply put...Brilliant.

Written by John Ridley and based on Solomon Northrup's best selling memoir, published over 160 years ago, this is a true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.
Eight years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was a free black man from upstate New York. He is abducted on a trip to Washington D.C. and sold into slavery.
Facing immense cruelty by his malevolent slave owner, Edwin Epps (Michael Fassbender), Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but ...

Paul Dano To Play Brian Wilson In Beach Boys Biopic

1/18/2013 1:28pm EST
Paul Dano
There Will Be Blood star Paul Dano is to portray Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson as a young man in a new biopic.
The actor will play the Good Vibrations hit-maker in Bill Pohlad's new film Love and Mercy - and Wilson is thrilled.
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I am thrilled that Paul Dano has signed on to play me during one of my most creative explosions and most fulfilling musical times in my career. I still can't believe how cool it is that my life will be portrayed on the big screen... It just makes me feel so humble. I can't wait to see it with a full tub of buttered popcorn."

Review: 'Ruby Sparks' An Off Beat, Funny, Touching, Fantasy About Love

7/24/2012 1:30pm EDT
Ruby Sparks
'Ruby Sparks' directed by the 'Little Miss Sunshine' team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris was written by Zoe Kazan (Eli's granddaughter) who also stars in it with her real life boyfriend, Paul Dano.

This is the story of a novelist, Calvin (Paul Dano) who had a mega bestseller when he was 19, but for the last several years, he's had major writer's block.

Poor boy's is worried that he may be a 'one hit wonder.' He's also concerned that his only friend is his dog Scotty. But Calvin's not completely alone... He does have his brother Harry (Chris Messina) and his therapist (Elliot Gould)...

10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

3/20/2012 11:00am EDT
Being Flynn still
2012 is shaping up to be a very literate year in motion pictures. Over 30 films on the release schedule are based on books, short stories or comic books. Below are 10 of the most notable.


Based on: Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

Basic plot: A guy who works at a homeless shelter finds his estranged, alcoholic, deadbeat dad wandering in one night.

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Weitz

Why it’ll make you thankful: I’m guessing your father isn’t in a homeless shelter…

Release date: Opened March 2 (limited)


Naked Robert De Niro Stunned Co-Star Paul Dano On 'Being Flynn' Set

2/22/2012 9:16am EST
Robert De Niro
Actor Paul Dano didn't know where to look while shooting new movie Being Flynn with Robert De Niro because the Hollywood icon had stripped completely nude for a bath scene.

De Niro plays a con man who encounters his drug addict son Nick Flynn, portrayed by Dano, working in a homeless shelter in Boston, Massachusetts.

The opening scene sees De Niro answer the door to the actor after climbing out of a bathtub - and his lack of clothing left Dano red-faced.

The 27 year old tells WENN, "I think he was (naked) but he was covered in suds (soap bubbles)! I tried to avert my eyes. Bob went for i...

Blu-ray Review: 'Cowboys & Aliens' (Extended Edition)

12/7/2011 11:19am EST
Cowboys & Aliens photo
Nothing says Wild West like a firm pair of cowboy boots, hard brimmed hat and a...laser arm gun? So is the plight of Daniel Craig in Iron Man director Jon Favreau’s "Cowboys & Aliens," out this week from the folks at Universal Home Entertainment. Strap on the alien gizmo and mount the horse – review below!

Title: "Cowboys & Aliens" (Extended Edition)

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde

Director: Jon Favreau

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 135 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: For a...

Review: Two Jews' Divided Over 'Cowboys & Aliens' (Video)

7/28/2011 4:00pm EDT
Cowboys And Aliens
Two Jews On Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: The year is 1873. The place...New Mexico...A man (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the middle of nowhere. He has no idea who he is or where he is. All he knows is...there's a thick metal bracelet on his wrist and he can't remove it.

After fighting off some would-be robbers with a few swift kicks and punches, the Man wanders into the town of Absolution where he finds...

Percy Dolarhyde (Paul Dano) picking fights with anyone in his path. Percy's dad is a big cattle baron and Percy is a big bully. But this time Percy goes too far. He winds up accid...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Dinner for Schmucks,' 'Charlie St. Cloud,' & More

7/26/2010 9:28am EDT
Dinner for Schmucks
The action thriller “Salt” turned out to be more complex than I initially thought. Promotional material made the film seem like it would be a run-of-the-mill rogue spy on the run story. Without spoiling the details, there is additional intrigue surrounding CIA agent Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie), and the accusation that she’s a Russian mole. Thankfully the filmmakers don’t reveal her motivations too early on, keeping them close to the chest until the final act.

Jolie convincingly plays a strong female heroine, however as an actress I don’t feel like she adds much flavor to the role itsel...

Paul Dano Worried About Showing Girlfriend Cross-Dressing Scene

7/26/2010 8:34am EDT
Paul Dano
Actor Paul Dano was worried his girlfriend would dump him after she saw him cross-dressing in his new movie, but instead she quite liked spanking scenes in which he wore little but a red slip.

The There Will Be Blood star feared the scenes with co-star Patti D'Arbanville in The Extra Man would be a turn-off for his partner.

He tells WENN, "The girlfriend made it through seeing it and that was my number one concern: 'What is she gonna think after she sees me dressed in women's lingerie?' (but) she didn't dislike it! Wearing that little red slip and getting spanked by Patti D'Arbanville; ...

Tom Cruise Makes Crazy Work in 'Knight and Day'

6/25/2010 9:14am EDT
Knight and Day
Since Tom Cruise totally lost his mind a couple years ago, becoming a wacky character in his personal life, I’ve been wondering when he was finally going to make use of that energy in movies. We caught a brief glimpse of it in the 2008 comedy “Tropic Thunder,” where Cruise played the foul-mouthed film producer Les Grossman, however it was only a bit part. In the action packed “Knight and Day” starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, Cruise finally makes crazy work for him in the role of rogue spy Roy Miller.

Roy Miller is a suave agent who can fight or shoot his way out of just about any...

This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It Or Skip It?

3/30/2009 9:25am EDT
Fast & Furious
Welcome to a new weekly column at Starpulse. As a movie trivia guru and trailer addict with practically a photographic memory of actors and directors, I will provide you with the inside scoop before you hit the multiplex with your hard earned cash. You'll receive a first look at the movies premiering each week, and I'll offer my predictions about which ones will be worth your $10, which ones you should wait to rent, and which ones aren't worth your time.


Set in 1987, recent college graduate James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) takes what he thinks will be a dead-end job ...