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Celebrities With Royal Blood

September 17th, 2014 11:12am EDT
Celebrities With Royal Blood
There's Hollywood royalty, and then there's the blue blood ancestry that neither talent (nor money) can buy.

Angelina Jolie was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. The "Malificent" star's maternal grandfather was French Canadian, while her maternal grandmother was Dutch and German.

It's believed that Jolie is related, on her mother's side, to French King Philip II, known as Philip Augustus. He ruled from 1180 to 1223. Philip transformed France from a small feudal state into the wealthiest and most powerful country in Europe.

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Coen Brothers Continue To Collect A-List Stars For 'Hail, Caesar!'

July 10th, 2014 3:01pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Ethan and Joel Coen are slowly gathering a spectacular cast for their next film, Hail, Caesar!. Jonah Hill recently confirmed he's joined the project, and Scarlett Johansson is reportedly in negotiations.

According to Variety, the Coen brothers are working to cast the pregnant Johansson for the film, which is ironically about a 1950s actress who becomes pregnant just as her new film begins production. The movie will follow a "fixer" for the film studio who works to keep all of their stars out of trouble, and it sounds like this pregnant actress is the latest issue for him.

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Vancouver International Film Festival 2013 - 'More Michael Reviews'

October 3rd, 2013 12:30pm EDT
VIFF 2013
And the hits and misses just keep on getting reviewed!  Dear old dad is back with more reviews ala the "Vancouver International Film Festival 2013" (visit www.viff.org for more details) and as you readers can tell honesty is not a problem for the seasoned film vet.  So here to give you the movie skinny is Northern correspondent Michael Coleman with more film reviews from VIFF 2013.

 

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"3X3D" - With three shorts, by three legendary directors all in 3D, you would think is a lock for visual artistry gone good.  Suffice to say there are some things you encoun...
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New 'Skyfall' Trailer Features James Bond Back From The Dead

August 1st, 2012 8:20am EDT
Skyfall
The second trailer for James Bond film "Skyfall" has arrived. It shows 007 (Daniel Craig) getting shot and apparentely killed in a mission gone wrong. Naturally, he doesn't actually die. Instead he fakes his death, similar to Sean Connery's 007 in "You Only Live Twice."

Craig's Bond re-enters the spy game when a villain attacks British agency MI6 in an attempt to get at M, Bond's boss played by Judi Dench.

The latest 007 trailer features some new faces, including Ralph Fiennes as M's eventual replacement, Ben Whishaw, a young gadget savy master Q. There's also villain Silva, played by a b...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Coriolanus'

May 31st, 2012 11:00am EDT
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Shakespeare meets modern day warfare? Actor turned director Ralph Fiennes takes on the Shakespeare classic "Coriolanus," now available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company. The battle of the bard begins below!

Title: "Coriolanus"

Grade: 2

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox

Director: Ralph Fiennes

Rating: R

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay/The Weinstein Company

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: Ralph Fiennes movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s play sports a stellar cast, high body count and some stylish vi...
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Check Out 'Coriolanus' On Blu-ray & DVD May 29

May 27th, 2012 6:44am EDT
Coriolanus
Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut, "Coriolanus," scripted by John Logan, updates one of William Shakespeare's more difficult plays without sacrificing the Bard's original dialogue.

Set in modern times, the movie stars Fiennes as the title character, a fierce General able to fight Rome's most dreaded enemies as well as quell civil unrest from a lack of food. When politicians convince Coriolanus to become a political leader, his natural fierceness and lack of political instincts lead to him being disgraced by other politicians and eventually forced to leave Rome after being branded a ...
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Ralph Fiennes Backs UNICEF's West Africa Aid Campaign

April 12th, 2012 11:35am EDT
Ralph Fiennes
Actor Ralph Fiennes has urged fans to donate to UNICEF's latest appeal for youngsters starving in West Africa, declaring: "Do whatever it takes to save children's lives now."

The English Patient star serves as an ambassador for the humanitarian organization, and he is appalled by recent statistics which suggest a million African children could die by the summer because of a lack of food and medical care.

He is backing UNICEF's new aid campaign, and he is calling on fans to raise cash and awareness of the crisis.

Fiennes says, "I am alarmed to hear from UNICEF that in the next few month...
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Liam Neeson & Ralph Fiennes Felt Silly Playing Gods

March 29th, 2012 10:10pm EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson struggled to keep a straight face while shooting the two Clash of the Titans movies with pal Ralph Fiennes - because the thespians felt ridiculous playing gods.

Neeson, who portrays Zeus in Clash of the Titans and sequel Wrath of the Titans, admits he had to focus on Fiennes' forehead during tense scenes between the warring brothers - to maintain his composure.

He explains, "When we did Clash of the Titans we found it hard to act with each other, so I would look at his forehead and he would look at my forehead because if we made eye contact it would go quite silly.

"We were m...
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'Two Jews' Review 'Wrath Of The Titans' And Don't Feel The Magic (Video)

March 29th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Wrath Of The Titans
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: So what's a demigod to do when all he wants is to live a quiet life with his son, and do a little fishing, but his daddy has other plans for him?

That's the predicament Perseus (Sam Worthington) finds himself in, when a war breaks out among the gods. Families... Can't live with them... Can't live without them.

Seems Perseus father, Zeus (Liam Neeson) has been kidnapped by his brothers Hades (Ralph Fiennes) and Poseidon (Danny Huston) and he's being held captive in the underworld, where his bad-ass dad, Kronos, is sucking the life out of him.

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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Wrath Of The Titans,' 'Mirror Mirror' & More

March 26th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Last week I was lucky enough to see an advanced screening of the Drew Goddard/Joss Whedon horror flick “The Cabin in the Woods,” which took SXSW by storm. I won’t comment on it just yet, but I will say that I’m excited to be interviewing two of its stars, Kristen Connolly and Fran Kranz, in the coming days. Keep your eyes peeled for my write up.

Big budget franchise season arrived last week with the premiere of “The Hunger Games,” and continues this week with the release of the Greek action sequel “Wrath of the Titans.” Also coming out this week are the light-hearted Snow White picture...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Best Picture - Five Film Collection'

February 1st, 2012 2:45pm EST
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What’s more passionate then owning an Academy Award winning flick on Blu-ray? How about five! That’s the premise of the new Lionsgate/Miramax collaboration Blu-ray out Jan 31 containing five best picture flicks including "No Country for Old Men," "Shakespeare in Love," "Crash," "The English Patient" and "Chicago." Check out the review of the 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Star Collection' below!

Title: 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Film Collection'

Grade: 3

Cast: Various

Director: Various

Rating: R

Runtime: 634 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Mir...
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Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live': Best Party on Late-Night

January 19th, 2012 1:30pm EST
sarah jessica parker, andy cohen
The Bravo network is making a power move for the late-night crowd by expanding its live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live,” from two to five nights a week.

Hosted by Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Executive Vice-President of Original Development and Programming, WWHL mixes real celebrities, the network's own stars (like the bombastic NeNe Leaks) with pop culture-themed games and a lot of alcohol, creating an intoxicating cocktail of entertainment.

Airing at 11 p.m. EST, the show is timely follow-up to Bravo’s original programming. Earlier this week, Housewife Kyle Richards and her hott...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Underworld: Awakening,' 'Haywire,' & More

January 16th, 2012 11:18am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week
I felt incredibly silly last week when I was supposed to see Mark Wahlberg’s “Contraband.”  I showed up at the wrong theater, and ended up missing my screening.  From what I’ve heard from my colleagues though, I didn’t miss anything fantastic.  One of them compared it in quality to last year’s remake “The Mechanic,” better than expected, but nothing special.    

Hitting the box office this week: the Kate Beckinsale vampire action flick “Underworld: Awakening,” the Steven Soderbergh spy thriller “Haywire,” the Ralph Fiennes helmed Shakespeare adaptation “Coriolanus,” the World War II fighte...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012

January 4th, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2012
The year was 1962, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States and the cold war with Russia was in full swing as the world witnessed the Cuban Missile Crisis. Also in 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose at the age of 36 and Johnny Carson took over the duties of "The Tonight Show." Landmark movies that hit the big screen in '62 included "Lawrence of Arabia" and "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Academy Award winner for best picture that year was none other than "West Side Story."

We think you'll be surprised at how young many of today's popular celebrities look who were born in ...
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Ralph Fiennes Was Stressed About Directing & Starring In 'Coriolanus'

November 19th, 2011 9:30am EST
Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes called on his dialect coach to help him with his directorial debut because he knew she'd be honest about his performance in his film "Coriolanus."

The star admits he was wracked with "continual anxiety" when filming started on the movie adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy because he couldn't be sure he was giving the best performance in front of the camera as he attempted to direct himself.

So he called on his friend and coach Joan Washington to help him.

He tells WENN, "I couldn't tell if I was delivering it. I very much relied on Joan Washington, who is admired as a dia...
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Check Out 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' On DVD & Blu-ray

November 11th, 2011 8:15am EST
Deathly Hallows
The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they prepare for a final battle with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who is determined to destroy Harry once and for all.

In order to defeat the powerful wizard, they must find and destroy Voldemort's last and most elusive Horcrux - the enchanted piece of soul allowing him to remain immortal - before his nefarious plans come to fruition. David Yates directs.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 smashed the record for the best opening weekend in mo...
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New Bond Girl Berenice Marlohe Looks Red Hot At 'Skyfall' Photocall

November 3rd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Berenice Marlohe
Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, and Berenice Marlohe attended the photocall for "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond movie, in London today. The film's official title was released at the event.

Berenice is a French actress who has starred primarily on TV shows in her native country.

Film execs recently scrapped plans to shoot a high-action train sequence in India. They chose to film the scenes in South Africa after negotiations fell through.

"Skyfall" also stars Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, and Albert Finney. The film is set for release in November 2013.

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'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Is 2011's Biggest Film

August 10th, 2011 9:58am EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has been crowned the most successful film of 2011 after conjuring up a worldwide haul of $1.1 billion.

The fantasy epic, the final movie in the hugely successful wizard series, has been hailed a "global phenomenon" by Warner Bros chiefs.

Warner President Of Distribution Dan Fellman beams, "This is another incredible milestone for the last chapter of this historic film series, and for the Harry Potter franchise as a whole.

"In a crowded and very competitive summer, it is a tribute to both the film and the people behind it that moviegoers ar...
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Two Jews' Reviews 'Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows-Part 2': One Gives Standing 'O' To Final Epic Adventure (Video)

July 14th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
'Two Jews on Film' By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2' is the final adventure in the 'Harry Potter' series. The film is directed brilliantly by David Yates and cleverly adapted for the screen by Steve Klos.

This is not only the last film in the franchise, but it is the best.

From the first shot...where we see Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) holding his sword up to the darkened sky, followed by Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) staring out into the gloomy courtyard at Hogwarts, you know...you're in for one great ride.

For those of you who haven't read the books ...
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Emma Watson Dazzles In A Gray Ruffled Gown At 'Harry Potter' Premiere

July 7th, 2011 1:33pm EDT
Emma Watson
Emma Watson attended the "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" world film premiere in London, England, today looking lovely as always. This actress/fashionista rarely disappoints on the red carpet.

The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Watson) as they prepare for a final battle with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who is determined to destroy Harry once and for all.

In order to defeat the powerful wizard, they must find and destroy Voldemort's last and most elusive Horcrux -- that is, the ench...
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Watch The Final 'Harry Potter' Trailer

June 17th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Deathly Hallows
Warner Bros. just released the theatrical trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2."

The second part of the seventh book and the final film of the series marks the end of an epic journey through the wizarding world.

The film follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they prepare for a final battle with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), who is determined to destroy Harry once and for all.

In order to defeat the powerful wizard, they must find and destroy Voldemort's last and most elusive Horcrux -- that is, the enchanted piece...
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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1' On Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Download April 15

April 10th, 2011 7:15am EDT
Deathly Hallows
In "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes.

The first installment of the two-film adaptation of follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they search for the pieces of Voldemort's (Ralph Fiennes) soul that he extracted from his being and hid in obscure locations both far and wide.

If the trio is unable to locate and destroy them all, Voldemort will remain immortal. Despite their long f...
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Review: 'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' More About Travel Than Battle

November 19th, 2010 11:45am EST
Deathly Hallows
If you criticized “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” for wasting time to set up the final film, you are likely to have a similar gripe with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” Diehard Potter fans will probably see it no matter what this review says, however they should carry in the expectation that the movie is largely uneventful. “Deathly Hallows: Part 1” is more about Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) traveling than about them battling the evil wizard Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).

According to Warner Brothers, the final novel in th...
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Review 'Harry Potter - Deathly Hallows Part 1' 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Find The Magic (Video)

November 19th, 2010 9:40am EST
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'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1' is the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, told in two parts. It's directed by David Yates and written by Steven Kloves. The crew is back...Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter) Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) Helena Bonham Carter (Death Eater) and the unrecognizable, Ralph Fiennes as the super evil Lord Voldemort. Bill Nighy joins the cast as The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour. Of all the Harry Potter films, for this one in particular, it helps if you read the book. Basically things are not g...
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Daniel Radcliffe Injured On 'Deathly Hallows' Set

November 15th, 2010 9:47am EST
Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe was left "bruised and battered" while filming the final Harry Potter movies, branding the shoot one of the "greatest physical challenges" he's faced.

The British actor reprises his role as the boy wizard in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which has been split into two movies. Radcliffe admits he found the fight scenes grueling - and he was left nursing a string of injuries after one sequence.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "It was kind of a stamina challenge. We shot for 16 months to do both movies. There was one scene... I have to scale this huge pile of furnit...
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Check Out 'Clash Of The Titans' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand & Download July 27

July 24th, 2010 7:27am EDT
Clash of the Titans
The 1981 mythological fantasy adventure "Clash of the Titans" is resurrected in this remake from "Incredible Hulk" director Louis Leterrier.

The joint Legendary Films/Warner Bros. production focuses on Perseus (Sam Worthington), the mortal hero made to carry out a series of quests by the gods in order to win the hand of the imprisoned princess Andromeda (Alexa Davalos).

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Mads Mikkelsen, and Gemma Arterton co-star.

The ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. B...
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'Clash Of The Titan's Rules Box Office

April 5th, 2010 8:28am EDT
Clash of the Titans
Action remake "Clash Of The Titans" has conquered the competition at the box office, debuting at number one with $61.4 million in earnings at the weekend.

The blockbuster, starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, has made a total of $64.1 million in the U.S. including preview screenings on Thursday night.

"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" was runner-up with $30.2 million in ticket sales - marking a triumph for singer/actress Janet Jackson, who went to work on the comedy just a day after her brother, the late Michael Jackson, was laid to rest in June.

Meanwhile, a...
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Alyssa Milano In Jeans & Leather Knee-High Boots - Hot Or Not?

April 1st, 2010 2:15pm EDT
Alyssa Milano
There's something about a girl in knee-high leather boots - particularly when that girl is Alyssa Milano. She showed up at the Los Angeles premiere of "Clash Of The Titans" yesterday in skin-tight jeans and a lace blue top that hinted at a little bit of skin. Show us more, Lys!

Alyssa returns to primetime in the new ABC comedy "Romantically Challenged," which premieres April 12. The series is about four friends who try to find love and happiness while navigating their way through today's tricky world of dating. She plays Rebecca Thomas, who in the pilot episode experiences her first one-...
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Sam Worthington's Tanning Tragedy For 'Titans'

April 1st, 2010 8:26am EDT
Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington suffered an embarrassing style disaster on the set of the new Clash Of The Titans film - fake tan products turned him green.

The Avatar actor plays hero Perseus in the big budget remake of the cult 1981 film, which is based on Greek mythology.

Producers wanted the pale-skinned star to appear darker and lathered him in fake tan for the duration of filming - but the end result left Worthington cringing.

He tells Britain's Live From Studio Five, "That was horrible (fake tanning). That was the hardest part of it. I'm a pale Australian, which is an oxymoron in itself. I did...
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Clash Of The Dresses: Alexa Davolos Vs. Gemma Arterton At The UK 'Clash Of The Titans' Premiere

March 30th, 2010 1:28pm EDT
Dress Battle
Gemma Arterton (right) and Alexa Davalos looked sultry in black at the premiere of "Clash Of The Titans" in London yesterday. Gemma - who you may remember from the last James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace" - posed in a back-revealing dress, while Alexa ("Chronicles of Riddick," "Feast Of Love") opted for a slenderizing single-shouldered gown.

The 1981 mythological fantasy remake focuses on Perseus (Sam Worthington), the mortal hero made to carry out a series of quests by the gods in order to win the hand of the imprisoned princess Andromeda (Davalos).

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Mads...
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