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National Teacher Day: Our Favorite Onscreen Teachers

May 7th, 2013 8:00am EDT
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May 7, 2013 marks National Teacher Day, and to honor those who have educated and inspired us, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite onscreen teachers.

Dewey Finn (Jack Black), “School of Rock” (2003)

Dewey Finn may have been a rowdy, unemployed wannabe rock star, but after scheming his way into the classroom he became a new kind of role model. Dewey taught his students the true meaning of rock ‘n’ roll and encouraged them to rock out in every aspect of their lives.

Memorable Quote: “I have been touched by your kids... and I'm pretty sure that I've touched them.”

Jaime Escalante (...
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Dustin Hoffman To Make His Directorial Debut With 'Quartet'

May 4th, 2012 12:11pm EDT
Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman has roped in veteran actors Michael Gambon and Maggie Smith to star in his directorial debut.

The Rain Man actor will step behind the camera to direct Quartet, a comedy set in a home for retired opera singers, which will also include Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Tom Courtenay in the cast.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein jokes he "decided to give an up-and-coming first-timer a chance" by hiring Hoffman after snapping up the film rights.

Weinstein adds, "We're excited to be working with Dustin on his directorial debut."

Hoffman will also serve as executive producer,...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover'

December 9th, 2011 12:45pm EST
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With a crop of both holiday fluff (see "The Sitter!") and forgettable art house fare (don't see "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy!") hitting theaters this week we thought we’d add a little five-star avant-garde experience for the couch crowd. Time for...Forgotten Friday Flick! Can there actually be a film that captures colors and visuals that scream beautiful, but is also immersed in some of the most explicit, disgusting, vile and downright jaw-drop shocking moments ever caught on celluloid? If your name is Peter Greenaway, master filmmaking craftsman, it’s not only possible, but can be foun...
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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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Blu-ray Review: 'The King's Speech'

April 18th, 2011 10:35am EDT
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A DVD, Blu-ray, gold-sealed invitation, printed cup, saucer and assorted teas – Anchor Bay and the Weinstein Company know how to release an Oscar winner. Arriving in an inconspicuous brown box, the collectible goodies accompanied both the DVD and Blu-ray release of the 2011 Academy Award winning Best Picture "The King’s Speech" (hitting shelves April 19!), making it a classy affair all the way. Marking the Weinstein Bros. return to gold statue form, the film captured the hearts of the Academy and is now heading for home release. We’re gonna take a gander at the flick (both Blu-ray and DV...
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TV on DVD: 'Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol'

March 2nd, 2011 7:00pm EST
Doctor Who
As is customary with the Doctor Who specials, BBC Home Entertainment has released Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol as a standalone title, just a few months after its December 25 airdate. Is it worth picking up on its own? Here's a look at what you get with the single-disc release.

The Show

As I mentioned in my review of A Christmas Carol in December, this is one heck of a holiday special. If you by some chance missed it when it aired, this is something you really do need to see. Without repeating the entire text of that review, I'll just say that Michael Gambon is as amazing as he alway...
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Daniel Day-Lewis Pays Tribute to Pete Postlethwaite at Memorial Service

February 16th, 2011 9:43pm EST
Daniel Day-Lewis
Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis joined mourners at the London memorial service for late British actor Pete Postlethwaite and regaled them with tales of their days in acting school.

The There Will Be Blood star joined fellow celebrities Kevin Spacey, Julie Walters and Michael Gambon at a church service on Wednesday in memory of The Usual Suspects actor, who died on January 2 after a long illness.

Day-Lewis, who appeared alongside his pal "Pos" in 1993 drama In the Name of the Father and 1992's The Last of the Mohicans, led the heartfelt speeches by recalling their time together at the Old Vi...
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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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Emma Watson Parties At England's Glastonbury Festival

June 26th, 2010 9:54pm EDT
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"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has fueled speculation she's dating model George Craig after they were spotted partying together at this weekend's Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.

The British actress, 20, split from long term partner Jay Barrymore in March and she sparked rumors of a new romance with Craig - one of the models who appeared in her latest ad campaign for British fashion house Burberry - after she was seen out in London with him earlier this month.

Watson has further added to the speculation by spending time with Craig, who also fronts rock band One Night...
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Check Out BBC America's 'Emma' On DVD Feb. 9

January 30th, 2010 7:51am EST
Emma
Fresh and funny, this new adaptation of the Jane Austen classic features a stellar cast including Romola Garai (Atonement, Vanity Fair), Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting) and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter).

21-year-old Emma Woodhouse has very little to worry about. She is beautiful, clever, rich, with a comfortable home and some of the best blessings of existence. More than anything, she loves playing matchmaker to her friends and family, so when young, pretty, naive and socially inferior Harriet arrives, Emma decides to indulge her passion.

She persuades Harriet to reject an advant...
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New 'Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince' Trailer

October 27th, 2008 1:01pm EDT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video trailer preview
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the highly anticipated Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. Watch the new video below. The film is scheduled for release July 17, 2009.

Watch the new 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' International Teaser Trailer:

Movie summary: Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. ...
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An Exclusive Q&A With 'Torchwood' Star Burn Gorman

February 7th, 2008 11:00am EST
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Sex, aliens, and shooting your boss - they're all just a typical day if you're Burn Gorman of BBC America's hit show Torchwood. Starpulse recently spoke with Gorman, who portrays Owen Harper the team's morally ambiguous doctor. From guest stars to script surprises, we learn just how much fun working for an alien hunting organization can be.

(Editor's note: In the UK, seasons of a television show are called series.)

First off, congratulations on the success of the show.

Thank you very much

Were you surprised with the strong positive reaction the show has received in America...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 19

October 19th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ty Pennington
Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan (1970), South Park's genius co-creator Trey Parker (1969), Elf director Jon Favreau (1966), TV's favorite carpenter Ty Pennington (1965), pugilist and former world champ Evander Holyfield (1962), 3rd Rock's John Lithgow (1945), transvestite movie star Divine (1945), Harry Potter's "Professor Dumbledore" actor Michael Gambon (1940), pop artist Peter Max (1937), and Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed (1932).
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 19

October 19th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ty Pennington
Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan (1970), South Park's genius co-creator Trey Parker (1969), Elf director Jon Favreau (1966), TV's favorite carpenter Ty Pennington (1965), pugilist and former world champ Evander Holyfield (1962), 3rd Rock's John Lithgow (1945), transvestite movie star Divine (1945), Harry Potter's "Professor Dumbledore" actor Michael Gambon (1940), pop artist Peter Max (1937), and Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed (1932).
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Robert De Niro Celebrates Completion of CIA Film

December 22nd, 2005 9:16am EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro brought some festive cheer to a London pub when he treated the locals to a $8,600 drinking session. The Hollywood legend bought rounds of drinks for customers in the Windsor Pub in Notting Hill to celebrate his last day of filming The Good Shepherd.

De Niro directs and stars in the upcoming film, which tells the history of the CIA told through the eyes of CIA officer James Wilson, played by Matt Damon. The movie - which also stars Angelina Jolie and Michael Gambon - is tipped to be one of next year's big hits.

Damon postponed his honeymoon with new wife Luciana Boza...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 19

October 19th, 2005 10:04am EDT
Ty Pennington
Happy Birthday to Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan (1970), South Park's genius co-creator Trey Parker (1969), Elf director Jon Favreau (1966), TV's favorite carpenter Ty Pennington (1965), pugilist and former world champ Evander Holyfield (1962), 3rd Rock's John Lithgow (1945), transvestite movie star Divine (1945), Harry Potter's "Professor Dumbledore" actor Michael Gambon (1940), pop artist Peter Max (1937), and Brady Bunch patriarch Robert Reed (1932).
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