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Best Of 2014 – Top Five Male & Female Performances

12/30/2014 7:15pm EST
Best of 2014 Actor/Actress
Jason Coleman’s Top Five Male & Female Performances of 2014

More than any recent year, 2014 had quite a slew of impressive performances by both sexes. Narrowing it down to just five selections was a chore indeed, but below is what I feel is the crème de la crème of the year’s finest. From killers to manipulators, avenging angels to the mentally disturbed, there’s quite an eclectic gang of characters represented – and that’s just the females! (We’ll start with them first!) Here are my…"Best of 2014 – Top Ten Male & Female Performances."

1. Rosamund Pike – "Gone Girl"

Having witne...

Blu-ray Review: 'Frank'

12/4/2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Frank'
Ready to witness some Michael Fassbender sans head? Then follow us as we check out the unusual flick "Frank" out Dec. 9 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. We examine the odd headdress below!

Title: "Frank"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Rating: R

Runtime: 95 minutes

Release Company: Magnolia Home Entertainment


The Flick: What starts out as a flick with a somewhat goofy tone evolves into something sadly captivating. The tale of a band whose lead singer wears a giant paper machete looking ...

Do These Hollywood Actors Look Better Or Worse With Facial Hair?

5/7/2014 3:00pm EDT
Do These Hollywood Actors Look Better Or Worse With Facial Hair?
Facial hair can make a man look sophisticated or like a slob. Charming or a creep. Dozens of A-list actors in Hollywood have tried a beard on for size, so tell us – do these guys look better or worse with their facial hair?

For Argo, Ben Affleck made like a hockey player and kept a beard for "the playoffs," AKA awards season. He shaved it off at an Oscars after-party when his film won Best Picture.

George Clooney, like Ben Affleck, grew a "producer beard" while Argo was striving for awards. He also rocked just a moustache for a bit, but for the last year or so he's been clean-shav...

Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, And James McAvoy Dance To 'Blurred Lines'

5/4/2014 4:03pm EDT
Hugh Jackman and James McAvoy
What do you do when you get a trip of Hollywood’s hottest leading men? Have them dance to one of the hottest tunes!

Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, and James McAvoy were the Graham Norton Show to promote their upcoming film X-Men: Days of Future Past. It was there they told a story explaining how difficult it was to get Michael to leave his trailer.

Hugh said, "Michael is one of those actors you have to coax out of the trailer. He'll wait in there for hours and hours.

"To get him out, there was only really one song. We used to get the sound guy to play it very loud in the studio just s...

Rumor Patrol: Andrew Garfield And Batkid, 'Mean Girls' Reunion, More

3/8/2014 2:03pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Andrew Garfield And Batkid, 'Mean Girls' Reunion,
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

The Andrew Garfield-Batkid Situation: You may have heard the rumors swirling around the reason Batkid's surprise appearance at The Oscars was cut. Conflicting reports claim either Garfield had a fit over his lines and the producers cut the bit, or Emma Stone's mother was struggling with breast cancer so the actor dropped out to be with his girlfriend and her mom. What's the truth?

Verdict: Producers ca...

5 Reasons '12 Years A Slave' Deserved To Win Best Picture

3/3/2014 4:30pm EST
5 Reasons '12 Years A Slave' Deserved To Win Best Picture
With 9 masterful films competing for Hollywood’s top prize, it was still uncertain at the beginning of this past Sunday’s Oscar’s ceremony which would come out on top. Countless great films have been snubbed in the past in favor of their inadequate counterparts, and it seemed that controversy was always rearing its ugly head in this year’s competition. But despite the hurdles in its way, no injustice was made when Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave was awarded the Best Picture statuette. Sure, the other films were top notch, but only “12 Years a Slave” transcended good moviemaking into a bona...

Oscar Predictions: Does 'Gravity' Carry Enough Weight?

2/28/2014 8:01pm EST
Oscar Predictions: Does 'Gravity' Carry Enough Weight?
For the most part, the major categories at the Oscars are fairly easy to predict. But some years there are upset winners (‘Shakespeare in Love,’ Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Binoche, Adrien Brody, to name a few) that remind us that anything can happen.

This year is a little different. Who remembers a year where the race for Best Picture is down to three films, two of which are so close that they tied at the Producers’ Guild? It seems like there are some definite locks this year (Hello, Cate Blanchett) but you read it here: Nothing is guaranteed. Nothing.

That said, here are the most likely...

Hot Guy Friday: Oscars Edition

2/28/2014 8:00am EST
Hot Guy Friday: Oscars Edition
Sunday is the night when the Academy thanks veteran actors, directors and newcomers alike during the Oscars. Before that, we are here to give you the scoop on some of the hot guys that are up for contention. Without further ado, here are our top picks for the hottest of the hottest of whom are up for awards on Sunday.

1. Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio made the character of Jordan Belfort in "The Wolf Of Wall Street" believable and cute with a splash of sleaze. Despite that, we would be remiss if we weren't to mention how adorable he is in everything he does. This is the guy who...

Italian Film Distributor Apologizes For Racist '12 Years A Slave' Movie Poster Change

12/27/2013 5:18pm EST
12 Years a Slave
The film distribution company handling the Italian release of 12 Years a Slave has apologized for changing the artwork on the movie poster from black British star Chiwetel Ejiofor to his two white co-stars, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender.

BiM Distruzione has issued a public apology for replacing the film's official one-sheet poster to an unofficial and unauthorized version that many have called a racist move.

The company has since replaced the posters with the proper promotional imagery distributed by Lions Gate subsidiary Summit Entertainment.

"We are very proud of the film and regret...

SAG Award Nominees Named: '12 Years A Slave' Tops Nods (Full List)

12/11/2013 11:14am EST
12 Years a Slave
Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination over The Butler. The big surprise is Dallas Buyers Club, which is a relatively small cast, and did manage an Ensemble nomination. That could go a long way in getting DBC to a Best Picture nomination. Also, Daniel Bruhl is back in the race with a Supporting Actor nomination for Rush.

Kudos to the SAG members for nominating James Gandolfini for E...

'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 ...

Brad Pitt Gives Praise To His '12 Years A Slave' Co-Stars

10/17/2013 9:35am EDT
12 Years A Slave
"12 Years A Slave" star Brad Pitt has nothing but good things to say about his co-stars Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o, who had "demanding" roles in the film.

Pitt, who makes a brief appearnce in the movie, produced the film, which centers on a free black man from New York who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.

Although he's the biggest star in the critically acclaimed film, Pitt says his cast members deserve most of the credit.

He explained on the "Today" show: "I'm there to support the story. The main performances are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o, Fassbend...

Michael Fassbender Worries That Women Are Only Interested In Him For His Fame

10/16/2013 7:30pm EDT
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender is worried that being an actor will only attract women who are interested in him because he's famous.

The British star discusses his fear in the November issue of GQ magazine, saying, "You become a lot more successful in terms of, like, talking to a girl. She's all of a sudden more interested in me. I know that, like, three years ago, she would've walked away after two sentences left my mouth."

The "Prometheus" star says his longest relationship lasted only two years, and perhaps that has something to do with his fear.

"I was talking to this girl, I was like, 'God, I a...

Old & New 'X-Men' Casts Unite At Comic Con For 'Days Of Future Past'

7/21/2013 11:48am EDT
Hugh Jackman
Fans of Marvel's X-Men got a huge treat at Comic Con on Saturday as director Bryan Singer brought together the casts of the original trilogy and their younger counterparts from last year's prequel X-Men: First Class and upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past during the panel to promote the forthcoming film.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Anna Paquin came face to face with James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Peter Dinklage, sending fans into a frenzy.

"Walking by Hall H as the entire 'X-Men: Da...

Charlize Theron And Michael Fassbender Steam Up The August Issue Of W Magazine

7/26/2012 5:51pm EDT
Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender
Prometheus stars Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender have brought their on-screen chemistry and lots of sizzle to the pages of the August issue of W Magazine; appearing in a sexy, red hot photo shoot.

The two stars talk mostly about sex scenes and death scenes in the interview with editor Lynn Hirschberg: revealing that their sex scene in Prometheus wasn't that easy.

"[How easy a sex scene is] depends on who you're doing the sex scene with," says Theron. "I don't have issues being naked... That sounds very slutty."

"What I mean is," she adds, "I'm not hung up on my body, and I've been...

Michael Fassbender Joins Growing List Of Stars In Video Game Adaptations

7/9/2012 1:33pm EDT
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender is co-producing and starring in the film adaption of Assassin's Creed, a wildly popular game series that will be releasing its third entry this year.

Fassbender will be joining a growing list of stars appearing on the big screen in flicks based on games. Hopefully, his film does much better critically than most of these stinkers.

Ming-Na, Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Donald Sutherland, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi - Final Fantasy: Spirits Within

Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time


'Alien' Left Michael Fassbender 'Disturbed' As A Child

6/6/2012 3:11pm EDT
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender has never forgiven his parents for letting him watch Alien as a child, because the creepy movie left him "disturbed".

The actor, who stars in Alien-inspired film Prometheus, was so frightened by the 1979 sci-fi horror movie he grew convinced his body could be infiltrated by extraterrestrial beings and his life would come to a gruesome end.

He tells the Chicago Sun-Times, "My parents allowed me to see it for some reason, which was odd because they were very strict. For some reason, they had no problem with their child seeing creatures bursting out of the chests of human ...

Review: 'Prometheus' - A Film You'll Remember Long After The Credits Roll

6/4/2012 7:04pm EDT
What if you had the chance to meet the people who created you? And by you I mean the human race. Could you resist such an opportunity?

Two brilliant scientists, the intense, religious Dr. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the very unspiritual Dr. Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) certainly can't. Not after they discover a series of cave paintings that turn out to be a star map, left by several ancient Earth civilizations that points to the same location in distant space.

They believe that they found the planet that is home to the engineers of the human race. And Shaw and Holloway are determined to p...

Trailer Talk: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Could Be This Summer's Next Big Blockbuster & More

6/4/2012 1:02pm EDT
Arriving in theaters this week are Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi vehicle “Prometheus,” the silly computer animated sequel “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” the coming-of-age comedy “Lola Versus,” the indie time travel comedy “Safety Not Guaranteed,” the period piece drama “Bel Ami,” the family relationship dramedy “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” and Todd Solondz’s drama “Dark Horse.”

Unfortunately my pick from last week, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was plagued by bad acting, lackluster action scenes, and farfetched concepts even for a fairy tale. Not only was it diff...

Sexy Men Steaming Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

5/6/2012 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)

New 'Prometheus' Trailer Reveals The Aliens

4/30/2012 5:07pm EDT
A new extended trailer has been released for Prometheus, and it has revealed the aliens the crew face when they touch down on an unnamed planet.

Part of the reveal is the reason why these astronauts landed on the planet; it appears a pictogram has been discovered at numerous locations that is actually a star map... or an invitation. The data on the planet could lead humanity to the story of its origins.

The crew comes into contact with a cobra-like appendage that fells one of the scientists. It's then that they realize they could have found something that could end their existence.

If ...

Exclusive: 'Haywire's' Gina Carano On MMA, Soderbergh And 'Fast And Furious 6'

4/30/2012 2:33pm EDT
Haywire photo
Beauty is nothing new for a leading lady, but add a healthy dose of lethal to the mix and you’ve got uniquely killer combination. With her equally exquisite loveliness and fast moving fists, former MMA fighter Gina Carano has both qualities in spades – so much so that famed director Steven Soderbergh cast her as the striking lead in his new film. Hitting Blu-ray on May 1 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, "Haywire" has Carano playing a black-ops agent double-crossed and looking for a little vengeance. We’re celebrating Soderbergh’s return to his roots with a cool Blu-ray review, but firs...

Sam Worthington To Be The Next James Bond?

4/26/2012 11:24am EDT
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington is the actor most likely to step into James Bond's shoes when Daniel Craig hangs up his Walther PPK, according to Britain's leading bookmaker.

Craig is currently shooting scenes for his third outing as the suave superspy in Skyfall, which is due for release in 2014, and shows no signs of retiring from the role.

However, when he eventually moves on from the 007 franchise, Avatar actor Worthington - who was born in Britain but grew up in Australia - is hot favorite to take over the coveted part, followed by English actor Tom Hardy and Shame star Michael Fassbender.

A spo...

'Shame' Banned From Release In Singapore Theaters

4/24/2012 11:33pm EDT
Michael Fassbender's provocative movie Shame has been banned from release in Singapore after director Steve McQueen refused to cut an explicit sex scene.

Officials at the country's Media Development Authority (MDA) ruled the critically-acclaimed film, which garnered Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards nominations, could only be shown to moviegoers aged 21 and over if the key segment, featuring a threesome, was edited.

However, McQueen refused to cut his film just to please the censors.

A representative for local distributor Cathay-Keris Films tells AFP, "They did not request for the entire...

The Hamster Who Ruled The World: A Conversation With 'Top Gear's' Richard Hammond

4/16/2012 2:00pm EDT
Richard Hammond
When I get word that Richard Hammond wants to speak with me, I'm stunned. I'm to be on the phone with one of Britain's most loved TV personalities, one of my idols...and I've just seen film of him crushing a Porsche with a tank.

Calling Hammond just a TV presenter would be like calling Cal Ripken Jr. just a ballplayer. He has hosted enough television programs that he should probably have his own channel. He's best known for a decade of co-hosting Top Gear, but has also been seen on shows like Brainiac, Total Wipeout, and multiple series that bear his name, including Richard Hammond's Fiv...

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie To Reteam On New Film?

4/13/2012 8:31am EDT
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are considering another movie collaboration in director Ridley Scott's new film, according to reports. reports Jolie is interested in signing on for "The Counselor," opposite Michael Fassbender - and Pitt is now in talks for a role.

Spanish actor Javier Bardem is also in negotiations, according to the website.

The film will star Fassbender as a lawyer who dabbles with the black market drug business.

The pair famously fell in love on the set of their first collaboration, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," in 2005.

Gary Oldman Triumphs At 2012 Empire Awards

3/26/2012 8:47am EDT
Gary Oldman
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was the big winner at this year's Jameson Empire Awards, scooping Best British Film and the Best Actor prize for Gary Oldman.

The hit spy movie also took home Best Thriller at the London ceremony on Sunday after winning the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine.

The film saw off competition from Attack The Block, The Inbetweeners Movie, Submarine and Tyrannosaur to land the Best British Film honor.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was named Best Film, ahead of Drive, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, wh...

Charlize Theron Honored For Human Rights Advocacy Work

3/19/2012 9:06am EDT
Charlize Theron
New mom Charlize Theron was honored for her advocacy work at a human rights event in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The Monster star has long campaigned for equal rights in the gay community, and always insisted she will not wed until marriages between same-sex partners is made legal in all American states.

Her advocacy work earned her the Ally for Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign gala, and she was handed the honor at the Ritz Carlton hotel by her Prometheus co-star Michael Fassbender.

Theron told the crowd, "Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about so...

Michael Fassbender & 'Shame' Co-Star Nicole Beharie Are Dating

3/18/2012 6:00pm EDT
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender is dating his "Shame" co-star Nicole Beharie, according to a report.

The actor plays sex addict Brandon in the Steve McQueen drama, while Beharie's character tries to bed him - but he is unable to perform in the bedroom for her.

But their awkward scene together hasn't stopped a real-life romance from blossoming, reports New York Post gossip column Page Six.

The publication reports the stars strolled around SoHo in New York hand-in-hand recently, although representatives for Fassbender and Beharie have yet to comment.

Viggo Mortensen Lands Genie Award For 'A Dangerous Method'

3/9/2012 8:02am EST
Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen showed his support for his favorite Canadian ice hockey team by waving its flag onstage as he picked up a top prize at the 32nd Annual Genie Awards in Toronto on Thursday.

Mortensen, a longtime hockey fan, drew cheers as he unfurled the Montreal Canadiens (sic) flag and wrapped it around the best supporting actor trophy he received for his role in A Dangerous Method.

He said, "It's a very beautiful trophy and I think in order to cross the border safely I'll have to wrap it very, very carefully so I brought some very strong material with me."

The actor also thanked Cana...