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Leonardo DiCaprio


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Forest Whitaker


Malin Akerman


Will Ferrell


Sean Penn


Kate Winslet

Jackie Earle Haley News





The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...
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'Dark Shadows' Is Fun & Campy Despite A One-Note Performance From Johnny Depp

May 10th, 2012 7:01pm EDT
Dark Shadows
For those of you, like myself, who aren't familiar with the television series 'Dark Shadows' which ran from 1966-1971, here are the film's cliff notes:

The year is 1750 (give or take) and a wealthy young man named Barnabus Collins (Johnny Depp) gets it on with his maid Angelique (Eva Green), who just happens to be a witch. She feels the love... Him… not so much. The witch gets pissed, turns Barnabus into a vampire, locks him in a coffin and then buries him deep in the ground.

Still not satisfied, Angelique kills Barnabus's one true love as well as his parents and then she spends the next ...
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Dearly Departed: Eulogizing 'The Chicago Code' & 'Human Target'

May 11th, 2011 9:45am EDT
The Chicago Code
FOX, I'm not talking to you anymore. Not after you cancelled my two favorite series, The Chicago Code and Human Target.

No, this article is directed at the people still coming to terms with the network's decision to bring the hammer down on those two series Tuesday night. This is for the dismayed fans, for the casts and crews that are now in need of other jobs. I had the pleasure of working on both Code and Human Target for their entire runs. (In addition to fellow victim Lie To Me this season.) I wasn't just a critic, I was also a fan. I'm just as upset as the viewers, and I sure a...
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'Human Target' Is Cancelled

May 10th, 2011 10:43pm EDT
Human Target
Entertainment Weekly has reported that Human Target has been cancelled. Unfortunately, thanks to my Human Target Fan Club position, I can verify that cancellation personally.

Target, which starred Mark Valley, Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley, had long been considered unsure to return, despite a massive revamp between its first and second seasons. Despite changing showrunners and adding two new cast members (Indira Varma and Janet Montgomery), its numbers still struggled and it was roundly named as one of three shows that could be axed by the network, after narrowly escaping canc...
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Save 'Human Target,' Again

February 16th, 2011 3:00pm EST
Human Target
Stop me if you've heard this one before: FOX's Human Target is on death watch, and it needs the viewing public to save it.

Yes, the Mark Valley-led action series is in pretty much the same position it was this time last year. I still remember the waiting, the worrying, the rumors that the network was going to choose between Target and Lie To Me. It wasn't a pretty sight, and I knew that we were lucky to see a second season. Yet even after an overhaul both behind and in front of the camera, we're still back in the same tough position.

And I'm still of the belief that this show needs t...
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Michelle Pfeiffer May Play Vampire In 'Dark Shadows' Remake

February 16th, 2011 8:14am EST
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to reteam with moviemaker Tim Burton for his movie adaptation of 1960s TV show "Dark Shadows."

The actress played Catwoman in Burton's 1992 film "Batman Returns," and now she's considering playing Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of a vampire family, opposite the filmmaker's regular collaborator Johnny Depp.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bond girl Eva Green and Jackie Earle Haley have signed up for roles and Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter is also expected to take the part of a psychologist in the film.
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'Human Target' 2.13 'Marshall Pucci' Recap And Review

February 10th, 2011 1:01am EST
Human Target
I'm having a really strong sense of deja vu. It's another Human Target season finale, and we're in the same place: wondering if the show is going to make it, watching as people speculate it's not long for this world. It's not a fun place to be in, but I console myself with remembering that we all thought the same thing last year and here we are in season two.

We semi-pick up from the end of last week's episode. Ilsa's still drunk, still brooding, and flashing back to a year earlier, when her husband (Steven Brand) told her not to come to Africa and in so doing, saved her life. We no...
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'Human Target' 2.11 'Kill Bob' Recap And Review

February 1st, 2011 12:00am EST
Human Target
Tonight begins the week-and-a-half push toward Human Target's second season (potentially series?) finale. FOX is fast-tracking the final three episodes, starting with tonight and ending with the season finale just nine days away. That's a whole lot of Chance to enjoy in a short period of time. Let's get right to it, shall we?

Bob Anderson (Todd Grinnell) didn't get the memo that white guys shouldn't attempt dancing to rap music, even if it's in your car while stuck in traffic. Maybe that lack of taste is why a mysterious person on a motorcycle tries to kill him. After that, he turns ...
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'Human Target' 2.07/2.08 'A Problem Like Maria'/'Communication Breakdown' Advance Review

December 29th, 2010 6:03pm EST
Human_Target
I know, it's a downer that tonight's Human Target is a rerun (both of them). Don't worry, though, as I have a cure for you: a sneak peek at next week's two all new episodes, "A Problem Like Maria" and "Communication Breakdown." The episodes comprise a two-part event, the first for Human Target.

If you didn't guess it from the title, "A Problem Like Maria" involves the return of Chance's ex-flame Maria (Leonor Varela), last seen in "Salvage & Reclamation." She needs his help dealing with a South American dictator who's kidnapped a friend. (Not unlike the general premise of "The Return o...
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'Human Target' 2.06 'The Other Side Of The Mall' Recap And Review

December 23rd, 2010 12:05am EST
Human Target
I've quipped a time or two that I wouldn't mind getting Christopher Chance for Christmas - well, I finally got my wish. Kind of. Close enough.

Unlike me, Chance is not in the Christmas spirit (that's right, it's Chance and not Winston who's the cranky one), so he's glad to get a new case in the form of Richard Applebaum (John Michael Higgins), who's become a whistleblower against the pharmaceutical company that he works for, and has since found his life and the lives of his family in danger. How's the team going to handle this one? By integrating themselves into middle-class suburb...
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'Human Target' 2.05 'Dead Head' Recap and Review

December 16th, 2010 12:19am EST
Human Target
This week's Human Target takes a pretty different tack. Chance and Winston are waiting to have an overdue meeting with a man who claims he's being targeted by just about everyone. As usual, Winston is disgruntled, and Chance is unbothered by Winston being disgruntled. Their new client's proven right, however, when they have to rescue him from a car bomb right in front of the restaurant where they're waiting for him. As a result of the car accident, the client has amnesia, meaning they have zero idea about what they're getting into. Yet since when has that ever stopped Chance? He fak...
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'Human Target' 2.03 'Taking Ames' Recap And Review

December 1st, 2010 10:16pm EST
Human Target 2.03
The writers of Human Target are a crafty bunch. Last week, they responded to all of our thoughts and fears about the new cast additions by writing almost all of them into the episode; this week, they continue their campaign to win us over by devoting an entire episode to newcomer Ames.

Ames does a favor for her oldest and dearest friend Brody (J.D. Pardo, who played Sean on FOX's short-lived Drive), and by "favor" I mean that she helps him steal explosives and then literally blow out the back door. Her regression into her criminal past shouldn't be surprising to anyone. It's certain...
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Check Out 'A Nightmare On Elm Street' On Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD & On Demand

October 9th, 2010 7:00am EDT
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Five teenage friends living on one street all dream of a sinister man with a disfigured face, a frightening voice and a gardener’s glove with knives for fingers. But when one among them dies, they soon realize that what happens in their dreams happens for real and the only way to stay alive is to stay awake.

Buried in their past is a debt that has just come due. To save themselves, they must plunge into the mind of the most twisted nightmare of all: Freddy Krueger. Jackie Earle Haley plays the legendary evildoer in "A Nightmare On Elm Street," a contemporary reimagining of the seminal horr...
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Check Out 'Shutter Island' On DVD & Blu-ray June 8

June 5th, 2010 7:45am EDT
Shutter Island
Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio team up as a pair of U.S. Marshals who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Massachusetts to search for an escaped mental patient, uncovering a web of deception along the way as they battle the forces of nature and a prison riot in the Martin Scorsese-helmed period picture "Shutter Island."

Ben Kingsley co-stars as the head of the institution where the patient resided, while Michelle Williams portrays Leonardo DiCaprio's deceased wife, whose memory haunts him during the investigation. Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clar...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Iron Man 2', 'Babies' & More

May 3rd, 2010 9:00am EDT
mother and child
On Thursday, I watched the reboot to the Freddy Krueger series “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” The film kept my attention however it did not blaze a new trail in the genre or introduce any compelling fresh elements to Krueger’s origin story.

It seemed the real purpose of this remake was to introduce us to the new actor playing Krueger, Jackie Earle Haley. Krueger was exclusively portrayed before by Robert Englund, which made the actor synonymous with the character. Haley is consistently creepy and perverted as Krueger like Englund. Unlike Englund though, his makeup allows him to appear mo...
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'Nightmare On Elm Street' Trumps 'Dragon' At Box Office

May 3rd, 2010 8:38am EDT
Nightmare On Elm Street
Horror icon Freddy Krueger killed competition at the box office at the weekend as "A Nightmare On Elm Street" debuted at the top spot with $32 million in earnings.

Twenty-five years after Robert Englund debuted as the serial killer who murders teens in their dreams, "Watchmen" actor Jackie Earle Haley slips on the famous Freddy mask for another sequel.

Haley's remake is the 10th "Nightmare on Elm Street" movie in the franchise, which has also spawned two TV series.

Meanwhile, family film "How to Train Your Dragon" slips from first to second place, adding $10.8 million to its new six-week...
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Freddy Krueger Gave Jackie Earle Haley Real Nightmares

April 6th, 2010 10:15am EDT
Jackie Earle Haley
Freddy Krueger, the legendary killer of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, invades his victims’ dreams and kills them with their worst fears. In the new remake of the series, Jackie Earle Haley plays Freddy Krueger, under a thick makeup for Freddy’s burned face. His nightmare was getting stuck in the prosthetics.

“There was one night, we'd been going for a week straight,” Haley recalled. “When we're in that stuff, consecutive days start to take a toll. On the fifth day I remember lying in bed, this is after the wrap, and it suddenly dawns on me that all the make-up is still on my face. It...
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Katie Cassidy Makes Grey Look Good While Hosting Malawi Charity Event

March 15th, 2010 6:03pm EDT
Katie Cassidy
You may not know who Katie Cassidy is - she stars on the new "Melrose Place" and is '70's teen idol David Cassidy's daughter. One thing is for sure, this blonde beauty is on our radar and should be on yours!

The actress hosted a charity event benefiting Malawi charity H.E.L.P. at the Bank Nightclub in Las Vegas on March 12 looking hot in a gray bandage dress. In fact, she's so sexy she made our annual list of the 37 hottest female stars of the year!

Katie stars in the upcoming remake of "A Nightmare On Elm Street" with "Watchmen" star Jackie Earle Haley & "Twilight's" Kellan Lutz. The fil...
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Kellan Lutz Gets Sliced In 'Nightmare On Elm Street' Trailer (Video)

March 7th, 2010 9:00am EST
Lutz,_Kellan
Kellan Lutz has appeared in the latest Nightmare On Elm Street trailer, answering any rumors over whether or not the Twilight star would show up in the horror remake.

In the trailer, Lutz gets a little drowsy in a diner. And for anyone who is a fan of the series, you know what that means: an introduction to Freddy Krueger! It appears that Lutz manages to escape with only a cut, but if someone is getting attacked in a trailer, their chances of surviving the entire film are that good!

A Nightmare on Elm Street is currently slated for an April 30 release. It also stars Jackie Earle Haley, Ky...
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Tim Robbins & Peter Sarsgaard Join 'The Green Lantern'

February 10th, 2010 10:18pm EST
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins and Peter Sarsgaard have joined the cast of Ryan Reynolds' comic book-to-movie adaptation of "The Green Lantern" - as father and son.

Robbins will play Senator Hammond in the new Martin Campbell film and Sarsgaard his villainous son, Dr. Hector Hammond.

Based on the DC Comics stories, filming will begin in New Orleans, Louisiana in March, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Reynolds will play Hal Jordan (aka The Green Lantern) in the movie.

The cast also includes Blake Lively, Jackie Earle Haley and Brit Mark Strong.

Image © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

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Are Film Remakes Worth The Risk?

October 8th, 2009 10:37am EDT
Fame
In these tough economic times, film studios are producing more and more remakes. Though some cite the financial insecurity of the viewing public, many simply argue that there is just no originality anymore, and why take a risk on a "new" idea when you can simply bring back what has since become a cult classic?

All films can be considered risks, however, especially when "date night" at the movies takes a middle class couple's expendable income. Not one of the top 10 films at the box office this summer was a remake. Perhaps that is because these new-old movies have versions sitting on Blo...
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Jackie Earle Haley On 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' Remake

August 6th, 2009 12:12pm EDT
Jackie Earle Haley
Oscar nominee Jackie Earle Haley is about to haunt your dreams as this generation's new Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake. Dreams have always been sensitive to him, as he recalled his own childhood nightmares.

"I don't know that it really figured into the process, but I do recall this crazy recurring dream when I was a teenager," Haley said in a press conference at Comic Con. "Maybe it started younger. I was literally in the bed that I'm sleeping in so it seems like I'm awake, but I'm obviously still sleeping. This big tarantula, six foot tall bug thing chases me dow...
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Fox Announces New 2009-10 Shows; Renews 'Dollhouse,' 'Fringe' & More

May 18th, 2009 1:06pm EDT
Mark Valley stars in Human Target
After a special preview event airing Tuesday, May 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), "Glee," the distinctive new comedy starring Jane Lynch will enter its freshman year this fall. Combining biting humor with a soundtrack of hit music from past to present, the inventive series follows an optimistic high school teacher who against all odds attempts to restore McKinley High's fading Glee Club to its former glory, while helping a group of underdogs realize their true star potential.

Two additional new comedies will premiere this fall. From the producers of Family Guy, comes The Cleveland Show. The ...
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Review: A Fan's Reaction to 'Watchmen'

March 5th, 2009 11:09am EST
Watchmen
I grew up in a comic book store, so most of my days after school were spent sitting in a beanbag chair reading graphic novels. It has been a fairly exciting few years for comic fans with the emergence of the mainstream embracing what used to be considered a nerdy habit. With big blockbuster movies like Spider-Man, X-Men, and The Dark Knight taking over the Entertainment industry, it is easier to forgive bad comic movies like Catwoman or Daredevil because at least they're getting these stories out there. At least people are starting to know and love what we've known and loved for decades. Ye...
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Things Are Looking Grim For 'Nightmare On Elm Street' Remake

February 24th, 2009 10:33am EST
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Starpulse writer Kris King has a few choice words for Platinum Dunes, the horror production company behind the upcoming A Nightmare on Elm Street remake:

Dear Platinum Dunes,

First of all, nice work on your Friday the 13th reboot/sequel/remake - you managed to make a new Jason movie that neither disregarded its roots nor shot anyone into space on a straight-to-video budget.

With the hype surrounding Jason's return to Crystal Lake dissipating, news about your next bank run remake is pouring in. Having tackled Leatherface, 112 Ocean Avenue, and whatever the bad guy's name wa...
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My Chemical Romance Debuts New Video For 'Watchmen'; See It Here

February 3rd, 2009 9:46am EST
My Chemical Romance
The music video for My Chemical Romance's "Desolation Row" has finally made its North American debut. The song, a reinterpretation of the Bob Dylan classic, was recorded specifically for the upcoming feature film Watchmen. Watchmen: Music From the Motion Picture, which contains the song, is due from Warner Sunset/Reprise Records on March 3rd, three days before the film hits theaters nationwide.

The video, which was helmed by Watchmen director Zack Snyder, transports the viewer into the world of Watchmen in an alternate 1985. My Chemical Romance is performing at a dive bar, reigning as...
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The Best And Worst Of Kate Winslet

December 22nd, 2008 10:18am EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is one of the most respected actresses of modern day, and she is also remarkable in her excellent list of film roles from start to finish. There were very few movies that could even be considered 'bad' on her resume, and even the less successful ones garnered praise for her performance alone. Beautiful, intelligent, picky, and somewhat of an indie film darling, Winslet has a wicked sense of humor to go along with her sweet smile. Just watch her guest appearance on "Extras!" This British spitfire has been nominated for five Oscars with no wins ... yet. We'll have to see what the...
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Worst Dates In Movies

June 16th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigalo
First dates are always awkward. Between not knowing what to say, fumbling with the check when it arrives at the table, or wondering whether there will be a kiss at the end of the night, these situations are ones people can't wait to overcome. Sometimes first dates can be disastrous from the start, and you hope to God you never see the other person again, that is if you don't die of utter embarrassment right there on the spot.

Hollywood loves to over emphasize situations and showcase things that probably would never happen in real life; at least you hope they'll never happen to you! He...
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And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

January 23rd, 2007 10:30am EST
Babel
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year

Babel

The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

January 4th, 2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures

F...
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