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Teenager Fatally Shot Near The Set Of Colin Farrell's Film 'Dead Man Down'

May 11th, 2012 9:23am EDT
Colin Farrell
A teenager was gunned down close to the set of Colin Farrell's latest movie Dead Man Down in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Monday.

Robert Sneed, 18, was hit in the back and side in the city's Frankford area, where Farrell's new thriller was set to be filmed just hours later.

He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Production assistant Scott Faust told local TV news station CBS Philly, "One of the officers was like, 'Your movie's called Dead Man Down, isn't it?' And I was like, 'yeah.' And he was like, 'oh ...'"

Fellow production staffer Sean Galczyk adds, "I'd say it's definite...
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Sexy Men Steaming Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

May 6th, 2012 10:03am EDT
Magic Mike
Ok ladies, now it's your turn! Yesterday we ran the sexy women version and today we give you the sexy men steaming up the silver screen for the summer of 2012. With the block-buster season now underway we've got a list of sexy men raging from superheroes to space explorers and even a few male strippers thrown in for good measure. So come on it and meet some of the sexiest men hitting the movie screen this summer.

Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man)
The Avengers (May 4)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America)
The Avengers (May 4)

Mark Ruffalo - (Bruce Banner/The Hulk)
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Colin Farrell Feared He Wouldn't Be Able To Act While Sober

April 3rd, 2012 8:31am EDT
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell feared he'd lose his ability to act when he quit drinking.

The star has been sober for seven years and admits he was "cooked" for much of his Hollywood breakthrough, but he worried that booze gave him the edge he needed for demanding roles - and he'd be lost without it.

The star says, "I was terrified that whatever my capacity as an actor was... however little or large it was, it would completely disappear and that I wouldn't be able to... I ascribe to the notion that to be able to express yourself in an artistic form in life you have to live in perpetual pain - and it's non...
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'Total Recall' Trailer Showcases Summer Thrills And Action

April 2nd, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Total Recall
If you are on the fence about whether a Total Recall remake is a good idea, perhaps the first full-length trailer could convince you that this is a film worth checking out.

The trailer sets up what we already know from the original: The main character Douglas Quaid (played by Colin Farrell this time around) is bored with his everyday life. When he learns about a service that implants memories, he thinks he has found a way to feel fulfilled - until a squad of troops begins shooting up the place.

In the trailer, we see Quaid "snap" and begin taking down the troops with lethality that surp...
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10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

March 20th, 2012 11:00am EDT
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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.

1. BEING FLYNN

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)

2...
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Jimmy Kimmel Lines Up The Stars For Post-Oscars 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer (Watch!)

February 27th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Movie: The Movie Jimmy Kimmel
A fake movie trailer stole the spotlight from the Academy Awards last night, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel's ability to line up a cavalcade of stars.

In the fake teaser, Edward Norton (playing the world's greatest spy) gets married to the President of the United States (Josh Brolin) in a ceremony ordained by Antonio Banderas.

Colin Farrell is a SWAT officer that has to defuse a bomb with the help of a field goal-kicking canine. Tom Hanks is a robotic lawyer that takes on ornery judge Charlize Theron. Bryan Cranston is a hot dog vendor that seems to always be near an explosion.

Jeff Goldblum i...
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Check Out 'London Boulevard' On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Feb. 21

February 21st, 2012 7:33am EST
London Boulevard
A South London gangster emerges from three years in prison and becomes a bodyguard for a famous actress, only to be sucked back into the shady underworld by a ruthless crime lord in the gritty crime drama "London Boulevard" starring Colin Farrell.

Mitchel (Farrell) served his time in Pentonville Prison. Now that he's a free man, he's determined to keep it that way. His resolve not to fall back on his criminal past is weakened, however, when his longtime friend Billy (Ben Chaplin) offers him a place to stay in exchange for help with a quick and dirty job.

But just as it seems like the pas...
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'Horrible Bosses' Sequel Confirmed

January 5th, 2012 11:24am EST
Horrible Bosses
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis are set to reunite for a follow-up to Horrible Bosses after the screenwriters agreed to pen a sequel, according to a report.

The movie, which centers on the trio's attempts to exact revenge on its mean employers, played by Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey, was a summer hit last year, grossing $209 million at the worldwide box office.

Now the movie's writers, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, have signed a deal to create a follow-up - and the male leads are expected to star in the sequel, according to The Hollywood Re...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Fright Night 3D'

December 14th, 2011 10:10am EST
Fright Night 3D photo
Do 3D effects still hold up at home? We’re about to find out by taking a look at the remake "Fright Night 3D," which hits Blu-ray on Dec. 13 from Dreamworks and Touchstone Home Video. See if the fangs penetrate below!

Title: "Fright Night 3D"

Grade: 0

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant

Director: Craig Gillepsie

Rating: R

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Touchstone Home Video

Website: www.welcometofrightnight.com

The Flick: Let’s forget that this is a remake of a film that is considered to be one of the finest horror movies of all time and simply re...
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Kate Beckinsale Shows Off Her Legs In A Short Lace Dress

November 29th, 2011 8:00pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale is one of those stars who doesn't seem to age - and it's NOT because of plastic surgery. She's just genetically gorgeous! The 38-year-old looks as lovely today as she did when she burst on the scene with her 2001 breakthrough role "Pearl Harbor."

She wore a short lace dress to the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations press conference in Los Angeles today.

Kate stars in the upcoming "Total Recall" remake centering on a blue-collar worker (Colin Farrell) whose grip on his own identity breaks down after realizing he might be a spy.
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Immortals,' 'J. Edgar,' & More

November 7th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Todd Strauss-Schulson, the director of last week’s comedy “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.” I had fun speaking one-on-one with the fellow Emerson alum about his experiences directing his first major feature length film. Check out my interview here.

Dropping in at the box office this week are the Tarsem Singh Greek epic “Immortals,” the Clint Eastwood biopic “J. Edgar,” the Lars Von Trier apocalyptic drama “Melancholia,” the Adam Sandler comedy “Jack and Jill,” the William Monahan gangster flick “London Boulevard,” the Werner Herzog doc...
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Sandra Bullock's Son Gets His First Andy Warhol Print

October 28th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Sandra Bullock & son
Sandra Bullock's talent agents have gifted the actress' one-year-old son with his first Andy Warhol print after paying $14,000 for it at a charity auction.

The Oscar winner attended the 2011 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont hotel on Thursday to pay tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor, alongside guests including Colin Farrell, Selma Blair, Rose McGowan and British singer Estelle.

The night included a special sale to raise money for the AIDS charity founded by the late acting icon and Bullock's reps decided to dig deep to win a print of Warhol's famous Peaches artw...
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Mickey Rourke Drops Out Of 'Expendables 2'

October 20th, 2011 11:25am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Actor Mickey Rourke has dropped out of the new Expendables movie to work alongside Colin Farrell on Seven Psychopaths, according to reports.

The Wrestler star, who played Tool in the first film in Sylvester Stallone's action franchise, was expected to resurrect his character again in 2012's The Expendables 2, alongside Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

But, now Rourke has decided to walk away from the film due to the low pay check and is in negotiations to star in Martin McDonagh's movie instead, according to Deadline.com.

Farrell takes the lead in the project abo...
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Check Out 'Horrible Bosses' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital Copy Or Download Oct. 11

October 11th, 2011 7:34am EDT
Horrible Bosses
Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and Charlie Day star "Horrible Bosses," a workplace comedy about three frustrated employees who hatch a plan to kill their micromanaging bosses, only to find their murderous plot snowballing into disaster.

Seth Gordon (The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters) directs a screenplay written by Michael Markowitz, Jonathan Goldstein, and John Francis Daley.

Buy it Oct. 11 on Blu-ray™ combo pack with ultraViolet digital copy or download to own. UltraViolet Digital Copy allows consumers to download the film to a PC or Mac plus instantly stream it f...
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Bryan Cranston Defends 'Total Recall' Remake

October 10th, 2011 1:10pm EDT
Bryan Cranston
Actor Bryan Cranston has defended movie bosses' decision to remake Total Recall, insisting the new film will be much "better" than the 1990 original.

Cranston stars alongside Irish actor Colin Farrell, who takes over the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the new adaptation of Philip K. Dick story's We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.

The Breaking Bad star insists the new script is better than the 1990 film and he is more confident in lead actor Farrell.

He tells New York Magazine, "I don't think there is much of a challenge at all. I think the script is better. We certai...
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Colin Farrell Offers $25,000 Reward For Missing Belt?

September 9th, 2011 8:40am EDT
Colin Farrell
Actor Colin Farrell Is Offering A $25,000 Reward For His Lucky Belt After It Went Missing, According To A U.K. Report.

The leather accessory was a gift from his dad Eamon Farrell, a former soccer star who played for Ireland's Shamrock Rovers Football Club.

It is said to have been stolen a few weeks ago and the Minority Report star is desperate to get it back, according to Britain's The Sun.

A source tells the newspaper, "Colin has had this lucky leather belt for so long he just can't bear to get rid of it. The thing is literally coming apart at the seams."

"The belt has undergone nu...
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Colin Farrell Wrote 'Break-Up' Letter When He Quit Smoking

September 5th, 2011 9:33pm EDT
Colin Farrell
Hollywood actor Colin Farrell wrote a "break-up" letter to tobacco when he gave up smoking.

The Phone Booth star decided to quit his habit on his 34th birthday last year, but before he puffed on his last cigarette, Farrell spent an entire day consuming as many smokes as possible.

And as soon as he finished his last one, the star wrote a special letter to mark the occasion.

He tells Britain's Shortlist magazine, "I gave up the Sunday before I turned 34. I spent the whole day with a packet of cigarettes. I didn't really see anyone and with every cigarette I smoked, I smoked with as much aw...
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Review: 'Fright Night 3D' Is The Reason Remakes Get A Bad Name

August 15th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Fright Night 3D photo
Let me preface this review by stating that even though I’m a HUGE fan of the original 1985 Tom Holland five-star horror outing, I’m well aware that even that film lifted ideas from others. ("Rear Window" anyone?!) But as the effective D.J. Caruso remake of sorts called "Disturbia" so defiantly showed, a rehash of ideas can sometimes turn out to be a good thing. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the sub-par outing "Fright Night 3D," a terrible excuse to revisit Holland’s work that tries desperately to be daring and different, but ultimately succumbs to copying the original - ba...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Fright Night,' 'Conan The Barbarian' & More

August 15th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Fright Night
If you missed my interview last week, with Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson for the action comedy “30 Minutes or Less,” definitely check it out. The superbly cast film, which is helmed by “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer, is loaded with hilarious pop culture references, entertaining action sequences, and great improvisational humor. If you liked what “Zombieland” did for horror comedies, you’ll love what “30 Minutes or Less” does for the action genre. My Grade: B+

This week is all about 80s remakes with the horror comedy “Fright Night” and the action epic “Conan the Barbarian” hi...
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Colin Farrell Says His 'Son Is Doing Phenomenal'

August 12th, 2011 8:30am EDT
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell rarely notices his son's neurogenetic condition anymore and hails the youngster's progress as "phenomenal".

The In Bruges actor's seven-year-old son James, with ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave, suffers from Angelman syndrome, a rare disorder which can cause seizures as well as frequent bouts of laughter.

Farrell has revealed James' health has drastically improved in recent years and he now rarely suffers seizures.

He tells USA Today, "He's doing phenomenal. Less and less and less do I see his condition. I'm just keenly aware of his personality. He's really cool. He's got an a...
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Colin Farrell Quits Smoking

July 14th, 2011 9:45pm EDT
Colin Farrell
Actor Colin Farrell has kicked his worst habit - he quit smoking.

A former chain-smoker, the Irish actor has often had to wear a nicotine patch to satisfy his cravings while filming on sets where the habit is banned, and now he has ended his relationship with cigarettes in a bid to get healthy.

He tells InStyle magazine, "It was time. I was a 40-cigarette-a-day smoker, but I wasn’t enjoying it. So, on my 34th birthday last year , I spent a day with a pack and consciously looked at every single puff until I smoked the last one at 11:55 that night.

"I did a whole ritual thing by writing a ...
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Charlie Day Steals The Show In 'Horrible Bosses'

July 10th, 2011 1:31pm EDT
Horrible Bosses
It's often said that comedic acting is more difficult than dramatic acting, for various reasons. On one hand, it's a real shame that comedic actors are never recognized for their works with Oscars or other prestigious awards. On the other hand, so many comedies are so lazy (Adam Sandler's last five movies, for instance) that they deserve the derision and low reputation they get. All of this makes it all the more delightful when a brilliant, excellent, elevating comedic performance comes along; the kind delivered by Charlie Day in "Horrible Bosses."

From the beginning, Day has his work c...
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What Celebrities Would Be 'Horrible Bosses'?

July 8th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Horrible Bosses
“Horrible Bosses,” a black comedy starring funnymen Jason Bateman, Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Jason Sudeikis, is about three friends who conspire to kill each other’s torturous bosses. Although it doesn’t premiere in theaters until July 8, I have already heard buzz about the film’s epic hilarity from people who have attended early screenings. In honor of the movie's release (that also boasts the comedic stylings of Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, a brunette Jennifer Aniston and a beer-bellied, balding Colin Farrell), I’m using my powers of imagination for good and ex...
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Jason Bateman: Greatest Career Resurrection Ever?

July 7th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
jason bateman
One of the biggest stars in Hollywood right now was practically living in obscurity 15 years ago. The second act of Jason Bateman’s career is almost as unbelievable as it is well-deserved. After a career-boosting (heck, career-reviving) role on Fox’s short-lived sitcom “Arrested Development,” Bateman has become ubiquitous in Hollywood comedies and pretty much synonymous with the passive-aggressive straight man character. This weekend, his new movie “Horrible Bosses” opens nationwide co-starring Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell and Kevin Spacey. The cast, which mi...
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'Horrible Bosses' 'Two Jews On Film' Finally Agree-This Is One Funny Comedy (Video)

July 7th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Horrible Bosses
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: The main thing I want when I watch a comedy...is to laugh...alot....And that is exactly what happened when I saw, director Seth Gordon's new film, 'Horrible Bosses'. This is a very funny comedy.

Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been working 12 hour days at Comnidyne Industries and swallowing all the abuse his twisted, sadistic, control freak boss, Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) throws at him. Nick even had to miss his Gam Gam's funeral because Harken made him work. But Nick's convinced it's all worth it. After all, he's next in line to become the Senior Vice Pre...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Horrible Bosses,' 'Zookeeper' & More

July 4th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Horrible Bosses
For those of you who’ve been following me for a while, you might recall that I gave “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” a positive review. If you’re one of the people who read my opinion back then, you might be surprised to learn I really didn’t care for its sequel “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” At this point, Michael Bay is just repeating a tired formula that fails to entertain despite the introduction of 3D. Check out my further thoughts here.

This weekend you’ll have the opportunity to see the outrageous comedy “Horrible Bosses,” the Kevin James family film “Zookeeper,” the ...
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Colin Farrell Gets A Career Do-Over

May 25th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
Colin Farrell
It’s rare in Hollywood for an actor to get a second chance at a career. The most recent example of a career rebirth is Mickey Rourke whose performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” not only earned him an Oscar nomination, but gave him a new life as a serious and respected actor. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino pulled John Travolta out of the wreckage of his previously successful career and cast him in one of his most iconic roles as the hitman Vincent in “Pulp Fiction.”

Now, Colin Farrell is trying to re-start his career not as the star of mindless action movies (which he quickly became ...
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Love Of Water Helped Doctors Diagnose Colin Farrell's Son With Rare Disorder

May 15th, 2011 5:17pm EDT
Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is fascinated with his son's obsession with water - because it helped doctors correctly diagnose the youngster with neuro-genetic condition Angelman syndrome.

The Irish actor knew nothing about the disorder, also known as happy puppet syndrome, when James was first diagnosed - and now understands why his son is so happy when he's in or near water.

In a rare interview about his son's condition with TV host Ellen DeGeneres, which aired on Friday, Farrell said, "James is kind of obsessed with water... He's not a great swimmer but he just loves being close to it and in and arou...
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Jennifer Aniston Is A Bad Girl & Goes Topless In 'Horrible Bosses' (Watch Trailer)

May 12th, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has given up her good-girl image for her latest film, Horrible Bosses, and plays the role of a sex-crazed dentist who ruthlessly harasses her dental assistant, played by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Day.

America's sweetheart prances around in sexy lingerie & garters in one scene - suggestively eating a banana, licking an ice pop, and then seductively wrapping her lips around a hot dog.

The former Friends star reportedly shot a nude scene for the film as well, but that footage may not make it into the final cut of the movie.

A production assistant tells Us ...
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Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel Battling For 'Total Recall' Lead Role

May 10th, 2011 11:59pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel
Kate Beckinsale is reportedly fighting Jessica Biel for the leading lady role in her husband Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake.

Website CinemaBlend.com reports the two all-action actresses are in talks to join Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston and Ethan Hawke in the futuristic film.

Irishman Farrell will star in the film, taking over the Douglas Quaid role Arnold Schwarzenegger played in the 1990 film.

If Beckinsale lands a lead in the remake, it won't be the first time she has been directed by her husband - she teamed up with Wiseman for the first two Underworld movies.

Last month it was r...
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