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20 Awkward Celebrities

September 24th, 2014 2:16pm EDT
20 Awkward Celebrities
Celebrities have awkward moments just like everyone else. Sometimes they channel it by playing dysfunctional characters; other times they are socially awkward in real life.

And then there are the stars who just look awkward.

Kristen Stewart, who shot to fame after appearing in the "Twilight" franchise, is known for being awkward in social situations. She is often photographed with a frown on a her face and is visibly uncomfortable in the spotlight.

"Road Trip" star DJ Qualls looks awkward and plays awkward roles. You may als...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Double' (2014)

September 2nd, 2014 10:10am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'The Double' (2014)
Ready to get some odd Jesse Eisenberg...times two? The follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray thriller "The Double" out now from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We review both Jesse’s and their flick below!

Title: "The Double"

Grade: 2

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn

Director: Richard Ayoade

Rating: R

Runtime: 93 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment

Website: www.magpictures.com/thedouble

The Flick: The premise of Richard Ayoade’s (yes, Moss in "The IT Crowd!") flick based off the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a fascinating one for ...
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Kristen Stewart Transforms Her Hair Yet Again

July 8th, 2014 11:46am EDT
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart revealed she has shed the long orange hair she was sporting earlier this year for a film role.

The Twilight star is now rocking a choppy, short hairdo with longer locks in front swept to the side. She showed off the new 'do at the Chanel Catwalk Show during Paris Fashion Week. She was wearing a white two-piece outfit that featured drawstring pants with see-through sections and billowing legs. Stewart topped off the all-white look with heels.

The orange highlights remain for now, but who knows when Stewart's tastes will change once again?

Stewart was first spotted with t...
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11 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings

March 19th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Idris Elba
As a comic book nerd, nothing is worse than seeing a poor attempt at a movie adaptation of one of your beloved super heroes. So one could understand why so many casting decisions in comic book films create a controversy. Here are 11 controversial comic book movie castings:

Idris Elba - Heimdall in Thor. In what will be an occurring theme in this list, Elba's casting as Asgard Sentry Heimdall was a controversy only because of the color of this skin. Several white supremacist groups employ Norse mythology, so the perceived slight was twofold for them. In the end, the boycott attempts failed ...
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Jesse Eisenberg To Play Lex Luthor In Superman/Batman Film

January 31st, 2014 3:03pm EST
Jesse Eisenberg
Superman has his villain and Batman has his butler.

Warner Bros. revealed today they have cast Jesse Eisenberg as Superman's archenemy Lex Luthor in upcoming Superman/Batman film. Jeremy Irons has been cast as Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred.

Director Zack Snyder said in a statement, "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence posi...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Now You See Me'

September 5th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Now You See Me
The closer you look, the less you’ll see...or so goes the magician’s code.  Follow us down the Houdini highway as we check out the new to Blu-ray magic themed thriller "Now You See Me" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  The power of illusions gets reviewed below!

 

   

   Title: "Now You See Me" 

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher

   Director: Louis Leterrier

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 115 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

 

The Flick: As a flick about magic, "Now Yo...
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Dakota Fanning Had 'Fun' Watching Peter Sarsgaard & Jesse Eisenberg Skinny Dip

January 29th, 2013 9:42am EST
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning wouldn't skinny dip with her "Night Moves" co-stars Peter Sarsgaard and Jesse Eisenberg in Oregon last year because she isn't very adventurous.

While filming the drama the trio decided to check out the state's famous hot springs but didn't pack their bathing suits. The two actors jumped in the water naked, but Fanning was too embarrassed to do anything but watch.

She told Glamour magazine:  "I don't do enough adventurous things, because I'm like, 'I might get hurt.' But when we were doing Night Moves, Peter, Jesse, and I went to these hot springs in Oregon, and I didn't hav...
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Review 'To Rome With Love': Woody Allen Does This Magnificent City Proud

June 21st, 2012 9:06pm EDT
To Rome With Love
Last year, one of my top three favorite films was Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, an exquisite homage to the magical city of lights. Now I'm happy to report that Woody has done it again with To Rome with Love!

He's written and directed a quirky, satirical, funny, and beautiful film about the people who visit, live, work, fall in love and get lost in this enchanting eternal city.

We meet famed architect John (Alex Baldwin), who lived in Rome in his youth and is now vacationing there.

Walking the streets of Rome, John meets a young architect student named Jack (Jesse Eisenberg); a young ...
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Daniel Radcliffe To Play Allen Ginsberg

January 14th, 2012 10:45am EST
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe has confirmed reports he'll be playing another literary hero on the big screen - this time a real one.

The young Brit will portray beat writer Allen Ginsberg in a star-studded new murder mystery.

Radcliffe admits he has been attached to the project for months but was sworn to secrecy.

He says, "I'm thrilled to actually finally be able to talk about it. It's a project that I've kind of been attached to for a long time. It's called Kill Your Darlings and it's a story about a murder that was kind of the catalyst to forming the Beat Generation, so it's a film about Allen Gin...
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Woody Allen Changes Title Of 'Bop Decameron' To 'Nero Fiddled'

October 15th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Woody Allen
Director Woody Allen has changed the name of his new movie after the original title left fans baffled.

The filmmaker shot his latest project in Rome, Italy, with Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin and Jesse Eisenberg, and the original title was slated to be "The Bop Decameron."

But Allen has decided to change the name to "Nero Fiddled" because the former title drew blank expressions.

He says, "I couldn't believe how few people had heard of The Decameron, even in Rome. And the few that did assumed the movie was based on Boccaccio's tales, which it's not.

"Anyhow changed the title to 'Nero Fiddl...
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'Planet Of The Apes' Once Again Wins Weekend Box Office

August 15th, 2011 8:54am EDT
Planet of the Apes
Sci-fi blockbuster "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes" has taken over the box office chart to score a second consecutive week at number one.

The "Planet of the Apes" prequel, directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring James Franco and Andy Serkis, stunned film experts last week when it debuted with takings of $54 million.

And the ape epic is still swinging from the top of the chart, racking up another $27.5 million in ticket sales. Its 10-day total now stands at a healthy $104.9 million.

New drama "The Help," based on the bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett, opened in second place with $25.5 m...
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Jesse Eisenberg Wants To Finish College

August 11th, 2011 8:30pm EDT
Jesse Eisenberg
30 Minutes or Less star Jesse Eisenberg is desperate to finish his studies, a decade after enrolling at New York's The New School to master contemporary architecture.

The actor is just three classes shy of graduating and is considering concluding his education with a series of online sessions.

He says, "I've been in college for 10 years... It's very inefficient... I would do a movie and then I would be unemployed for a semester... and then I'd go to school.

"I don't wanna go to a graduation but I would like to graduate... I would like to finish. I have, like, three classes left, so it se...
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Q&A: Jesse Eisenberg And Nick Swardson Talk Crazy Driving And Off-Screen Bonding For '30 Minutes Or Less'

August 10th, 2011 11:00am EDT
30 Minutes 1
Director Ruben Fleischer and actor Jesse Eisenberg proved to be formidable combination with their 2009 horror comedy “Zombieland,” which brought a unique sense of humor to the zombie apocalypse. After dabbling in a couple of indies like “Solitary Man” and “Holy Rollers,” Eisenberg went on to achieve mainstream success playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the Oscar nominated “Social Network.”

Eisenberg’s limelight didn’t make him forget about Fleischer though. The pair teamed up again to bring us the summer action comedy “30 Minutes or Less.” In the film, two wanna-be criminals (...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '30 Minutes Or Less,' 'The Help,' & More

August 8th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
30 Minutes or Less
Last week I caught two films: “The Change-Up” and “The Devil’s Double.” Neither of them blew me away, but if I had to pick a favorite of the two, “The Devil’s Double” wins.

With “Wedding Crashers” director David Dobkin at the helm, “The Hangover” writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and actors like Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman, you’d expect higher caliber comedy in “The Change-Up.”

Reynolds and Bateman give fine performances, but the creative team lacks focus in the genre of humor it seeks, and allows the story to drag on too long. “The Change-Up” tries to mix buddy, body swapping, r...
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What Are Your Favorite 'Dog Days Of Summer' Movies?

July 28th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Dog Days Of Summer' Movies
With the heat wave simmering across the country, we got to thinking… what are the best movies that describe the “dog days of summer”? What are the movies that tell the best summer stories? What made the biggest impression when you downed the lemonade and chased the ice cream truck? Here are our Top 10.

10. ‘Dirty Dancing’ – 1987

Okay, so this is clearly a guilty pleasure, but how can it not define ‘summer’? Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze create the perfect coming of age story with lots of cute oldies and 80s dance moves. And no one puts Baby in the corner, just so you know.

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'Rio' Rocks Box Office Second Weekend In A Row

April 25th, 2011 9:06am EDT
Rio
Animated family adventure "Rio" is soaring high at the top of the box office chart, grossing $26.8 million in its second week of release.

The feathery film, featuring characters voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway, kept "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" from number one over Easter weekend - the comedy opens at two with $25.8 million.

Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson's period romance "Water For Elephants" debuts at three, while "Hop" and "Scream 4" round out the top five.
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'Rio' Beats 'Scream 4' At The Box Office

April 18th, 2011 8:30am EDT
Rio
Colorful family film "Rio" took cinemagoers to the carnival over the weekend and beat the latest "Scream" film to the top of the box office with a solid $40 million opening take.

The animated film, which features the voices of Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, more than doubled "Scream 4's" debut and scored the biggest opening in 2011.

Last week's number one movie, "Hop," dropped to three.

Meanwhile, "Rio" is all the rage around the world - the film led the global movie market for a second weekend.

It has now claimed over $160 million around the world.
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Scream 4,' 'Rio,' & More

April 11th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Scream 4
After seeing both “Arthur” and “Your Highness” last week, I could not believe how many other critics assigned them either the same score, or gave “Your Highness” a better grade. I found “Arthur” to be quite enjoyable, playing to Russell Brand’s strengths as my review states; while I thought “Your Highness,” was an immature comedy which fails to use raunchy humor effectively.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the long-awaited Wes Craven horror sequel “Scream 4,” the Carlos Saldanha animated adventure “Rio,” the off-beat Keanu Reeves comedy “Henry’s Crime,” and "The Conspirator"...
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Anne Hathaway Makes A 'Spectacle' Of Herself At Rio Premiere

April 11th, 2011 8:29am EDT
Anne Hathaway
We spotted Anne Hathaway at the "Rio" Los Angeles premiere on Sunday wearing a purple beaded dresses and large dark glasses. What do you think of the bespectacled beauty?

In the animated film a misfit macaw named Blu (voice of Jesse Eisenberg) heads to Rio de Janeiro, embarks on a magnificent journey, and makes some loyal new friends. Domesticated from the time he was just a hatchling, Blu traded a life in the clouds for a contented existence in Moose Lake with his doting owner, Linda (Leslie Mann).

They live under the impression that Blu is the last of his kind, but upon receiving word t...
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Miley Cyrus is Hosting This Week's 'Saturday Night Live' (Video)

March 2nd, 2011 5:29pm EST
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is set to host this week's episode of Saturday Night Live, which also features musical guest The Strokes.

The Hannah Montana star shot a short promo for her spot on the show with cast member Kenan Thompson and even hinted that she's ready to take on making fun of herself - referencing the show's ongoing bit "The Miley Cyrus Show," in which cast member Vanessa Bayer plays the role of Miley and Hall Pass star and SNL regular Jason Sudeikis plays her dad, Billy Ray.

Miley says, "It's pretty cool," in the promo, which leads us to believe that she's up for poking a little fun at he...
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2011 Oscars: Candid Backstage and Governors Ball Photos

February 28th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Natalie Portman backstage 83rd Annual Academy Awards Awards
For those of you that still haven't gotten your fill of the Oscars, here is one last look at the 83rd Academy Awards from backstage and at the after party from the Governors Ball where some 1500 guests attended. We would like to thank the Academy for supplying such great candid photos. Enjoy.

Natalie Portman, Oscar® winner for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in “Black Swan” backstage during the live ABC Television Network broadcast of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Awards® from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Iain Canning (2nd f...
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'The King's Speech' Takes Best Picture at Oscars (Full List Of Winners)

February 28th, 2011 12:30am EST
The King's Speech
The King's Speech ruled over the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, taking home four honors including Best Picture and Best Actor for the movie's star, Colin Firth.

The royal drama, about stuttering British monarch George VI, led the competition with 12 nominations going into this year's Oscars, and edged out the likes of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The Social Network to claim the most coveted title of the night.

Firth was crowned Best Actor in a Leading Role, emerging triumphant over Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and James...
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And The Oscar Will (Probably) Go To...

February 27th, 2011 9:00am EST
The King's Speech
Oh, the pesky business of predicting Oscar winners. Depending on Academy voters’ moods, a pundit can come off as brilliant or dumb as a post. This seems to be an awfully predictable year – but be warned, that could mean upsets are in the air.

That said, here are my predictions for who will take home the gold at this Sunday’s Academy Awards in the major categories. I’ve devised my own odds system, which is completely made up; but, it does give a sense of how strongly I view the chances of each nominee.

What do you think? Am I way off base anywhere? Which categories are easiest to pred...
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'The King's Speech' vs. 'The Social Network' for Best Picture

February 26th, 2011 10:11am EST
Oscar
What do the Academy Awards and March Madness have in common? Both are singular events that everybody can gamble on. Who doesn’t like an event in which everybody you know can fill out a pool sheet or bracket, go to a party and stand amongst everyone in the room with their fists up to their mouths as they agonize over the results? Like March Madness, the Oscars are great because you don’t need to be an expert on all movies to win. In fact, you don’t even have to have seen many of the films. If you stay plugged in, chances are you’ve heard all about all the buzzworthy titles, and can and are i...
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'The Social Network' Triumphs At ACE Awards

February 20th, 2011 3:30pm EST
The Social Network
The Social Network has another honor to add to its growing list of accolades - it has taken the top prize at the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Awards.

The movie, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield, is among the front-runners for this month's Oscars, and it was awarded the Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic) at the Los Angeles ceremony on Saturday.

Best Edited Feature Film (Comedy or Musical) went to Alice in Wonderland, while Toy Story 3 was named the Best Edited Animation Feature Film.

Other winners at the event include Temple Grandin (Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture ...
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'King's Speech' Wins Seven Awards At BAFTAs (See Winners)

February 14th, 2011 9:02am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
"The King's Speech" continued its reign over the movie industry's awards season by taking home seven trophies at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday.

The critically-acclaimed film won its three leading stars the main acting prizes - Colin Firth was named Best Actor for his role as stuttering British monarch George VI; Helena Bonham Carter took home the Best Supporting Actress title, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Geoffrey Rush.

The movie picked up the coveted Best Film honor, beating fellow contenders "Black Swan," "Inception," "The Soc...
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Inside The Interview Room At The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

February 8th, 2011 11:00am EST
Jeff Bridges
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit with approximately fifty other journalists to interview the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees at the annual Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. It is a terrific opportunity for all of the honorees to celebrate their accomplishments in film for 2010 without the pressures of the red carpet, a global audience, and the fact that only one person will go home with that coveted Oscar statuette. The luncheon is a very private and supportive event where nominees individually receive a certificate honoring their nomination. The interview room is pretty...
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Happy 30th Birthday, Justin Timberlake!

January 31st, 2011 10:00am EST
Justin Timberlake
Pop superstar Justin Timberlake reaches a milestone age today as he turns 30 years old.

The "SexyBack" hitmaker has been winning over fans across the globe since shooting to fame as a member of 'N Sync in the mid-1990s.

He's become a household name around the world - and it's no wonder, having gone on to carve out a successful career as a solo singer, dancer, actor and entrepreneur following the boyband's split in 2002.

Timberlake hit the big screen in 2010 with his most high-profile acting role to date - portraying Napster founder Sean Parker in the Oscar-nominated "The Social Network,"...
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VIDEO: Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Zuckerberg Finally Meet on Saturday Night Live

January 31st, 2011 9:21am EST
Mark Zuckerberg, Jesse Eisenberg | Photo Credits: Dana Edelson/N
Days after receiving his first Oscar nomination for his performance as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg finally met the man behind status updates and poking on Saturday Night Live.

During the opening monologue, Eisenberg was interrupted by Andy Samberg's impression of Zuckerberg and the two compared tips on how to play the part. "I speak in short-clipped sentences and keep my head very still," Eisenberg said. Samberg said: "I wear this sweatshirt and then I say, 'I'm Mark Zuckerberg.'"

The real Zuckerberg soon crashed the party ("awk-berg" as Samberg...
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Anne Hathaway's Belly-Baring Ensemble - Fun Or Frumpy?

January 29th, 2011 10:30am EST
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway attended 20th Century Fox Studio's "Rio" Sneak "Beak" screening in Los Angeles yesterday wearing an interesting ensemble - a black and brown striped sweater and white polka dotted black pants. What do you think of her look?

In the film, a misfit macaw named Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) takes flight from his Minnesota home and soars south on a quest to explore Rio de Janeiro in this animated adventure for the entire family.

Along the way, he meets the last female blue macaw (Hathaway), and discovers what an amazing adventure life can truly be.

Anne has landed the coveted role o...
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