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Edward Norton


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Meryl Streep


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Philip Seymour Hoffman Cast As Plutarch Heavensbee In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

July 9th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Lionsgate has just announced that Philip Seymour Hoffman will play head gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

The film will begin as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Soon the twosome must leave their families and close friends for a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Eventually, Katniss senses that a rebellion is brewing, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games - a competition t...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Considers Joining 'Hunger Games' Sequel

June 12th, 2012 11:12pm EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is in talks to join the cast of The Hunger Games sequel.

Hoffman is considering taking on the role of gamesmaker Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Miley Cyrus' new fiance Liam Hemsworth will reprise their leading characters in the sequel to the record-breaking film, which will be directed by Francis Lawrence.
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'Once' Leads 2012 Tony Awards With 11 Nominations

May 1st, 2012 11:57am EDT
Once
Hit musical Once is leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 11 nominations.

The popular show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 66th annual prize giving, which honors the best on Broadway. Once will go up against Leap of Faith, Newsies and Nice Work If You Can Get It for the top prize.

Meanwhile Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher and Venus in Fur will all compete for the Best Play accolade.

Hollywood star Philip Seymour Hoffman is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Cold Mountain'

February 1st, 2012 10:00am EST
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Love, passion and...the Civil War? Only in a flick helmed by Anthony Minghella could such a thing exist and we’re checking out his film "Cold Mountain" on Blu-ray Jan. 31 from Miramax and Lionsgate – review below!

Title: "Cold Mountain"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger

Director: Anthony Minghella

Rating: R

Runtime: 154 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Miramax

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: "Cold Mountain," set in the battles of the Civil War, is no less a sprawling spectacle then Director Anthony Minghella’s "The English Patient,...
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Charlize Theron To Be Honored At Palm Springs Film Festival

December 22nd, 2011 9:15am EST
Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron is to be honored for her independent movie work at the upcoming Palm Springs Film Festival in California.

The Oscar-winning actress will receive the Variety Indie Impact Award at a star-studded gala event in January in recognition of her longtime support of independent film.

Theron, who has appeared in low-budget pictures such as North Country, In the Valley of Elah and The Burning Plain, follows in the footsteps of previous honorees Philip Seymour Hoffman and Mark Wahlberg.

She will be presented with the award on January 8th.
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Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood To Score Philip Seymour Hoffman And Amy Adams' New Movie

December 7th, 2011 12:16am EST
Jonny Greenwood
Radiohead star Jonny Greenwood has signed on to score Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams' new movie The Master.

The guitarist, who composed the soundtracks for There Will Be Blood, We Need to Talk About Kevin and Norwegian Wood, will work with jazz group Zed U on the project.

The film, set in the 1950s, will be directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the man behind There Will Be Blood.

Greenwood has also previously provided music for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Children of Men.
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Q&A: 'Flying Lessons' Director Derek Magyar

December 2nd, 2011 11:15am EST
Derek Magyar
Many actors aspire to direct; great directors like Ron Howard and Jon Favreau were actors first. That's the same career path that Derek Magyar is on. Still a working actor, he directed and produced the film Flying Lessons, which arrives in select theaters today.

The film has an intriguing cast - near-legend Hal Holbrook, Academy Award winner Christine Lahti, Cary Elwes (Glory, The Princess Bride, The X-Files), and Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken) at the top - that brings to life the story of Sophie (Grace)'s return home to the messy relationships of her past. As she tries to put the pieces ...
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Fall Movie Preview: October 2011

October 5th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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The Ides of March

This weekend has an interesting match-up for the box office: George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” a sure Oscar contender, vs. “Real Steel,” a robot boxing film starring Hugh Jackman. In “Ides,” Clooney, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay, stars as a promising presidential candidate whose young, idealistic aid (Ryan Gosling) sees the dark underbelly of what political campaigns are really about. Expect amazing performances from the entire cast which also includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Maris Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood.

Real Steel

So why ...
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Two Jews Review 'Moneyball' And Only One Sees A Home Run (Video)

September 22nd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Moneyball
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz - First thing I must say is...I basically know nothing about sports. I do watch the Super Bowl but only for the commercials. That said, I absolutely loved 'Money Ball,' which goes to prove, that you don't have to be a baseball fan, to think that this film, written by Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillan and directed by Bennett Miller, is absolutely wonderful.

Brad Pitt portrays real life Baseball legend, Billy Beane. I'm sure there are many people out there that have no idea who Mr. Beane is...I being one of them. But I do now. Beane, once a promi...
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Fall 2011 Movie Preview: September

August 29th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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The end of the year is always the most exciting time for true movie lovers as the studios release the films they hope to compete in the race for the many awards shows that will happen early next year. This September will have some decent films to choose from (namely "Contagion" and "Drive"), but with a greater amount of less-than-impressive fare than is normally seen. Either way, this first month in the awards season will have moviegoers flocking to the cinema nearly every weekend.

September 2

Apollo 18

This horror/thriller has been called “The Blair Witch Project” set in space, and the ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Big Lebowski Limited Edition'

August 17th, 2011 10:30am EDT
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Still not rolling on Shabbos? Well, then sit on at home and feast your eyes on the glory that is the extras and frills ridden new Blu-ray "The Big Lebowski Limited Edition," which hits shelves on August 16 from Universal Home Entertainment. We’re keeping score so dry your hands, line it up, lick the ball and follow us down the review lanes below!

Title: "The Big Lebowski" (Limited Edition)

Grade: 5

Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, John Turturro

Director: Joel Coen

Rating: R

Runtime: 119 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com.com ...
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Own 'The Big Lebowski' Limited Edition on Blu-ray August 16

May 24th, 2011 12:18pm EDT
The Big Lebowski Limited Edition
Bowling, nihilists, a stolen rug and the occasional acid flashback have never been funnier when one of the most popular cult classics in history, The Big Lebowski Limited Edition, debuts on Blu-ray™ August 16, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. From the Oscar®-winning Coen Brothers
(True Grit, Fargo) and starring Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (True Grit, Crazy Heart), this acclaimed comedy has been newly remastered in high definition to provide longtime fans and first-time viewers alike with the ultimate Lebowski experience.

Available for a limited time with an all-ne...
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Snow Storm Freezes Filming Of 'Gossip Girl'

January 27th, 2011 9:06pm EST
Gossip Girl
Production on hit TV series Gossip Girl and Philip Seymour Hoffman's new movie A Late Quartet was halted on Thursday, after a massive snow storm struck New York City.

The wintry blast began on Wednesday afternoon, and, by Thursday, 15 inches of snow had been dumped on the city, closing local airports and production on TV and film projects.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, New York-based crime drama Law and Order: SVU was also affected - bosses issued a last-minute production change on Wednesday night, moving an outdoor shooting location inside.

The production also provided courtesy "...
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Check Out 'Almost Famous Untitled The Bootleg Cut' On Blu-ray Jan. 30

January 26th, 2011 7:39am EST
Almost Famous
Writer and director Cameron Crowe’s acclaimed coming-of-age story "Almost Famous Untitled The Bootleg Cut" bursts onto the scene on Blu-ray exclusively at Best Buy on January 30, 2011.

Inspired by Crowe’s real-life experiences as a teenage rock journalist in the 1970s, "Almost Famous" tells the story of William (Patrick Fugit, Saved!), a 15-year-old music fan who gets a dream assignment to travel with an up-and-coming band and write a cover story for Rolling Stone. Filled with both drama and comedy, the film is an entertaining and touching ode to 1970s rock & roll and features outstandi...
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Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

January 19th, 2011 12:34pm EST
Whale_Rider
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...
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Natalie Portman: The Best Actress Of Her Generation?

October 1st, 2010 10:10am EDT
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Since her intense breakout role in 1994’s “The Professional,” Natalie Portman has been one of the most respected and versatile actors working in Hollywood. Her filmography spans over 15 years but is as impressive and solid as Audrey Hepburn’s or Meryl Streep’s, two actresses to whom she has rightfully been compared.

It makes sense that Portman has become one of the most talented performers in Hollywood considering the amazing list of directors with whom she’s worked:

Luc Besson (“The Professional”)

Michael Mann (“Heat”)

Ted Demme (“Beautiful Girls”)

Woody Allen (“Everyone Says I Love Y...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Town,' 'Easy A,' & More

September 13th, 2010 9:37am EDT
The Town
I still have not seen George Clooney’s latest film “The American,” however it is high on my list right now. My new neighborhood has a theater where it is playing, so hopefully I can catch it soon. I’m interested to see Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort “The Town,” a Beantown crime drama premiering this week, which has received excellent buzz so far.

In addition to Affleck’s Boston-based thriller “The Town,” at the theaters this week you will have the opportunity to see the Emma Stone teen comedy “Easy A,” the elevator horror movie “Devil,” the drama “Never Let Me Go,” the romanc...
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Jonah Hill's Struggle With 'Cyrus' Role

August 5th, 2010 11:21am EDT
Jonah Hill
Funnyman Jonah Hill struggled with his dramatic role in new dark comedy Cyrus, insisting he couldn't "shake off" his mentally disturbed character after filming ended.

The actor plays the 21-year-old title character who has an unnatural attachment to his mother, played by Marisa Tomei, and he admits it was a "stretch" from his normal comedic parts.

He tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "It's definitely more of a dramatic stretch for me. I'd say it was the first time ever it was difficult to go home at the end of the day and shake off what I was doing earlier in the day and just hang wit...
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Happy 21st Birthday Daniel Radcliffe!

July 23rd, 2010 8:51am EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
Happy birthday Harry! It's true, the boy who became Harry Potter is now a man. Daniel Radcliffe is 21 today!

From his big breaks as a 10 year old in an epic TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield" and Pierce Brosnan's "Tailor of Panama" - a film he has never seen - to landing the coveted title role in the "Harry Potter" franchise, we've seen young Dan grow up before our very eyes on the big screen.

In between his Potter outings, Radcliffe has stripped onstage in London and New York, found success as a poet and enjoyed romance onscreen with Hollywood's new it girl Teresa Pal...
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April DVD Releases: 'Avatar,' 'Crazy Heart' & More

March 30th, 2010 9:04am EDT
Avatar
Fans around the world will soon be able to discover every detail and relive every moment of James Cameron's "Avatar" in the comfort of their own homes. But there are plenty of other new DVD releases this month:

April 6

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - Buy it.

Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Apparently this is one of those "Good" Nicolas Cage movies. Worth a watch to see why everyone is so excited about his appearance in the upcoming Kick-Ass.

The Collector - Skip it.

Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Juan Fernandez, Andrea Roth

Lord of the Rings Tril...
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Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
SuperBad
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...
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Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
So, have you seen this year's comedy about an overweight, overzealous, loser-y mall cop who takes his job way too seriously and is hopelessly in love with a fellow shopping center employee? If you're not sure whether I'm referring to January's hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop or the newest Seth Rogen comedy Observe and Report (in theaters now), don't be too hard on yourself: Both flicks have eerily similar plotlines. This isn't the first time two films with the same subject matter have been released within a year of one another; Hollywood has a talent for redundancy (see: recycling and ripping off)...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Stars In 'The Boat That Rocked'; In Theaters Aug. 28

April 24th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
The Boat That Rocked
In the late 1960s, American radio stations blasted rock and roll 24 hours a day. But in the home country of the Beatles and The Rolling Stones, the only way 25 million people could hear their music was to tune in…to a boat.

Celebrated filmmaker Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually) brings the incredible story of a band of rogue deejays who captivated British radio listeners in the '60s, playing the music that defined a generation and boldly defying the government that tried to shut them down - The Boat That Rocked.

Lead...
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Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 3)

March 19th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Number One Seed Matthew McConaughey
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...
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Vote For Your Favorite Celebs In Starpulse's First Annual 'Celebrity Madness' Tournament!

March 19th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Celebrity Madness
It's the FINAL ROUND! Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in this Championship of action in Starpulse's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! We've seen plenty of upsets in the first four rounds of action and the original 64 are now down to 2!

Check out the full brackets for all 64 Male & 64 Female Celebs here; and get all the results from the previous rounds of action!

Voting has ended in the final round and the winners have been announced! Click below to see who the winners are:

#7 Gerard Butler vs #16 Jeffrey Dean Morgan

#2 Jessica Alba vs ...
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Spotlight On Kathryn Hahn

March 5th, 2009 12:22pm EST
Kathryn Hahn
There are those types of actors in Hollywood who have recognizable faces but their names seem to slip your mind. Remember when Philip Seymour Hoffman and Don Cheadle were those types of elusive actors? They were in every genre of movie and their face was recognizable, but you drew a blank on their names. Now Philip is an Oscar winner and Don is an Oscar nominee. Kathryn Hahn shouldn't be one of those actors anymore! Drill her face AND name into your head - Kathryn Hahn.

Although Kathryn tends to gravitate towards comedic roles, she has a background in Broadway and television and made ...
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Worst Dressed At The 2009 Oscars (Pictures)

February 23rd, 2009 4:16pm EST
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We've made our picks for the Worst Dressed celebrities at the 2009 Academy Awards. Click through the photos and let us know who YOU thought had the worst outfit by leaving a comment below!

- Click pic for the next Worst Dressed -

Beyonce Knowles:

While it certainly shows off her lovely curves, Beyonce's dress reminded us too much of ugly drapery

Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment below!

Click here for more Beyonce pics / Tons more Oscars photos!

More: Celebrity Hot or Not? / Slideshows / Fashion photos

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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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2009 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

February 20th, 2009 10:42am EST
Oscars
After months of speculation, it's finally time to man up and throw down with some hardcore Oscar predictions. But before we tell you who will and should win the Oscar on Sunday night, let's address the whole secrecy notion surrounding this year's event.

You may not have heard (which is probably part of the point) but the Academy has decided to surround this year's ceremony in mystery. Mainly, they've refused to reveal who will be presenting Oscars this year and have gone so far as to forbid its presenters from appearing on the red carpet. Why? Because they think fashionistas will b...
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