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Will Adrien Brody Be Eaten Alive in 'Predators'?

July 8th, 2010 9:49am EDT
Predators - Adrien Brody
When people think of action movie stars, one of the last names that comes to mind is Adrien Brody, Academy Award-winner for “The Pianist” and hip-hop enthusiast. After this summer though, that perception or lack of confidence may change. On July 9 Brody will appear in “Predators,” the new chapter in the “Predator” franchise, as Royce the leader of a band of humans who find themselves on the Predators’ home planet.

Brody has had an incredibly diverse career as an actor and has worked with such filmmakers as Roman Polanski, M. Night Shyamalan, Wes Anderson and Peter Jackson. Clearly, Brody c...
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Robin Williams:'I Would Do 'Batman' In A Second'

June 30th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams is urging movie bosses to cast him in the next Batman movie - because he has twice been turned down for parts in the superhero franchise.

Rumors over casting for Christopher Nolan's upcoming third superhero film have been rife ever since The Dark Knight, starring Heath Ledger as The Joker, hit cinemas in 2008 - with fans speculating over which characters will be re-introduced. Nolan is said to be considering bringing feline femme fatale Catwoman back for the new movie, along with The Riddler.

Williams is adamant he would make a good replacement for Jim Carrey, who played ...
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Ryan Gosling Dating Michelle Williams?

May 20th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling has finally moved on from his split from Rachel McAdams - he's reportedly dating his Blue Valentine co-star Michelle Williams.

The actor ended his on/off relationship with McAdams in 2008 after they fell for each other on the set of The Notebook four years earlier.

He has since been linked to several eligible women but has seemingly failed to find love again - but onlookers at the Cannes Film Festival this week were stunned to see Gosling cozying up to Heath Ledger's ex Williams.

According to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, the two actors were spotted holding hands at the...
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Family Can't Watch Heath Ledger's Films

May 15th, 2010 10:42am EDT
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger's mother and sister are still so distraught by the loss of the star, they've been unable to watch any of his films since his death in 2008.

The "Brokeback Mountain" actor was found dead in his New York apartment in January, 2008, after suffering an accidental overdose.

His mother Sally Bell and sister Kate celebrated his memory at the Australians in Film Breakthrough Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, when they watched as actor Colin Farrell presented newcomer Bella Heathcote with the second Heath Ledger Scholarship, a fund established in his honor.

But the actor's relatives...
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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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Madonna & Britney Spears Land Top Kiss Honor

January 28th, 2010 8:41am EST
Madonna & Britney Spears Land Top Kiss Honor
Madonna and Britney Spears' infamous smooch at the MTV Video Music Awards has been voted the top kiss of the decade.

The two superstars made headlines around the world after they puckered up at the annual ceremony in 2003, and U.K. department store Selfridges has branded the kiss the most iconic of the 2000s.

Tobey Maguire's passionate embrace with Kirsten Dunst in 2002's Spider-Man came second in the rundown, while Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal's slow-burning snog in Brokeback Mountain in 2005 was named third.

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RIP: Notable Celebrity Deaths In 2009

December 31st, 2009 8:54am EST
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Last year Heath Ledger was the shocking celebrity death, and this year it was Michael Jackson. But there were plenty of other notable deaths in 2009. Peruse our photo slideshow commemorating the famous lives who have touched our hearts over the years.

Ron Silver died of esophageal cancer on March 15 at the age of 62.

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Liam Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson died on March 18 following a skiing accident in Montreal, Canada.

Natasha Richardson

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Review: 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' Is A Storyteller's Tale For Gilliam, Ledger Fans

December 28th, 2009 1:26pm EST
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Terry Gilliam is an interesting Hollywood director in that he's bizarre and not mainstream, and yet his films are so interesting and bizarre that they get critical acclaim and great notice. His started with the "Monty Python" gang and moved on to hits like "Brazil," "Time Bandits," "12 Monkeys," and "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas." He had his fair share of failures too with the odd "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and the lukewarm critical reactions to his film "The Brothers Grimm." It was always an uphill battle for Gilliam since his movies are visually intriguing, mind bending, and n...
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Heath Ledger Lives On This Christmas

December 22nd, 2009 10:00am EST
Heath Ledger Lives On This Christmas
Heath Ledger passed away midway through filming the movie The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. After regrouping, director Terry Gilliam figured out a way to finish the film, so you'll get to see Ledger one more time when the film opens. In the fantasy film, actors Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell play the "Imaginarium" incarnations of Ledger's character.

"Number one, I chose people who were close friends of Heath's so they know Heath," Gilliam said. "So that's to start. Then we gave them all DVDs of what we'd been able to assemble of what Heath had done so they can see what he was do...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes,' 'It's Complicated' & More

December 21st, 2009 9:54am EST
SHERLOCK HOLMES
The arrival of Christmas on Friday brings a solid variety of films to the box office. There's the romantic comedy "It's Complicated," the fantasy adventure "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," the action thriller "Sherlock Holmes," and the family comedy "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel."

IT'S COMPLICATED

Jane (Meryl Streep) rekindles her relationship with her ex-husband Jake (Alec Baldwin) by hooking up with him, on his son's college graduation. In addition to handling the difficulties of being her ex's mistress, Jane's life is further complicated by her attraction to an a...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Talented & Naturally Likeable

December 19th, 2009 7:20pm EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Golden Globe nominated movie (500) Days of Summer will be released on DVD on Tuesday, December 22. The film's main character, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, may only be 28 years old,

but he has been in Hollywood for almost all of his life and we hope he's not going anywhere soon.

Joseph began acting as a child appearing in several made-for-television movies and a few episodes of Family Ties but made his film debut in Beethoven in the early nineties. In 1994, he was cast in the lead role in Disney's Angels in the Outfield and had a recurring role on the hit series Roseanne for the next few y...
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Johnny Depp Felt 'Privileged' To Fill Heath Ledger's Shoes

December 17th, 2009 3:07pm EST
Johnny Depp Felt
Johnny Depp felt "privileged" to replace Heath Ledger in new movie The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus, describing the late star as a "thundering and ungovernable talent."

Ledger was midway through making the movie when he died from an accidental drug overdose in January 2008.

Director Terry Gilliam chose to fill his character in the remaining scenes with an ensemble cast of Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Depp, who starred in his 1998 movie Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas.

Depp admits it was tough filling the Oscar winner's shoes, but he felt honored to share the screen with an actor he...
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The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

December 17th, 2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...
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'There Will Be Blood' Named Greatest Film Of Decade

December 14th, 2009 9:11am EST
There Will Be Blood
There Will Be Blood has topped a magazine rundown to find the best movie of the 2000s. The 2007 drama, which starred Daniel Day Lewis and won two Academy Awards, was rated as the greatest film of the last ten years by experts at Britain's Total Film magazine.

The Dark Knight, released in 2008 and starring late actor Heath Ledger, was named Blockbuster of the Decade, while 2001 hit Donnie Darko was lauded as the top cult movie of the last ten years.

The publication's deputy editor, Jamie Graham, says, "The Total Film selections were designed to identify the films that have most shape...
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Sequels We'd Like To See & The Odds They Will Really Happen

November 20th, 2009 11:00am EST
Anchorman
Now that it looks as if the interminable "Saw" franchise has run out of gas after its sixth chapter, we can turn our attention to sequels that we'd really like to see, and what the odds are of them actually being produced.

ANCHORMAN 2: This is the biggie that most comedy fans would love to see. Star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay have danced around the sequel for years, tantalizing fans with potential story ideas, fake titles and other tidbits, but nothing seems to be concrete. Still, the phenomenal popularity of the first film would make it a slam dunk, box-office smash. And, as ...
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Dina Lohan: 'Lindsay's Cutting Herself'

November 11th, 2009 2:31pm EST
Dina Lohan:
Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina has sparked fresh fears for the actress' health in a newly-released phone conversation with her ex-husband - confessing the star self-mutilates.

Michael Lohan has waged a bitter family battle after releasing a series of tearful phone conversations earlier this month, in which Dina voices concern for the actress' well-being. In the latest leaked phone conversation, the Lohan matriarch confessed fears the Mean Girls star had engaged in a dangerous self-inflicted habit of "cutting".

She says, "Her cutting herself and hurting herself? Yeah, it's bad Michael, ...
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Lindsay Lohan Was Dating Ledger When He Died?

November 10th, 2009 2:51pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan was dating Heath Ledger when he died, according to the actress' mother. In the latest leaked phone conversation between Dina and her ex-husband Michael, the Lohan matriarch claimed back in 2008 that Lindsay was "f**ked up" by the actor's fatal drug overdose in January of that year.

She says, "She was dating Heath when he died. I don't know if you know that, but I know 'cause I would drop her off and they were friends, very, very close... That f**ed her up."

In the tape, which appears on RadarOnline.com, Dina also describes her fears Lohan will suffer the same fate as L...
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Must-See Holiday Movies

November 4th, 2009 9:35am EST
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The holidays are approaching, and if people are not busy running around thinking of Christmas or Hanukkah gifts, they're considering what to do with their family when they actually have to entertain everyone.

Every year there are big blockbuster films that come out around Thanksgiving and Christmas purposely devoted to people looking to enjoy time with their families, or to escape from them for a few blissful hours.

Here's a look at some of the movies coming out for the holiday season:

November 6 - Disney's A Christmas Carol

Disney is no stranger to taking beloved tales and ma...
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Sienna Miller Receives An Apology From The New York Times

October 22nd, 2009 9:35am EDT
Sienna Miller Receives An Apology
Sienna Miller has received an apology from the newspaper for incorrectly stating she dated the late Heath Ledger.

The New York Times listed the late star and rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs as previous boyfriends of the Factory Girl actress.

However Miller, who has dated Jude Law, Rhys Ifans and actor Balthazar Getty, was left furious at the incorrect romantic link the newspaper had published.

Bosses at the publication have now apologized for claiming she was more than just friends with both stars.

An apology in the newspaper reads, "An article about Sienna Miller mis-states the n...
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Michael Lohan Slams Lindsay's Drug Dealer

October 14th, 2009 1:24pm EDT
Michael Lohan Slams Lindsay
Michael Lohan has stepped up his campaign to save his daughter Lindsay - revealing she buys prescription drugs from one of Hollywood's biggest dealers.

Lohan shocked his daughter's fans by alleging the Mean Girls star is addicted to pills, and has become a shadow of her former self. He recently told reporters he fears she is heading for an early grave like tragic superstars Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger.

He said, "I'm going to get her off the prescription drugs that she's on... When you hug her she's like, vacant inside. When she kisses or holds me I get chills, and not in a good...
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Lindsay Lohan's Family Planning Intervention

October 8th, 2009 10:49pm EDT
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Michael Lohan has pleaded with his ex-wife Dina to help stage an intervention to save their daughter Lindsay from her alleged prescription drug habit. The Mean Girls star's father went public with his concerns for the actress after revealing she's allegedly harboring a secret drug problem at a press conference earlier this week.

Michael explained he worried his daughter would suffer the same fate as Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger.

He said, "I'm going to get her off the prescription drugs that she's on... When you hug her (Lindsay) she's like, vacant inside. When she kisses or holds ...
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Lindsay Lohan's Dad: 'My Daughter Is On Prescription Drugs'

October 6th, 2009 11:54am EDT
Lindsay Lohan Is On Prescription Drugs
Lindsay Lohan's outspoken father Michael has sensationally accused his daughter of harboring a prescription drug habit - voicing his fears she will suffer the same fate as Michael Jackson and Heath Ledger.

The Mean Girls star has faced a dramatic fall from grace since her days as Disney's golden girl, and has become more famous for her hard-partying and relationships than her acting. In recent weeks, many tabloid publications have focused on her seemingly fragile state after she was spotted looking old and worryingly thin.

Now, in an interview with Radaronline.com, her dad claims th...
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Top 10 Films With Numbers In The Title

September 26th, 2009 1:52pm EDT
9
In honor of the recent Tim Burton film 9 we're spotlighting numerals and numbers in film. What they have contributed to movies over the years goes beyond simply differentiating an original from a sequel.

For the most part this list excludes sequels. Sorry. It's just too easy. Also, much too simple are the straight up number films. But the English language loopholes are definitely abused throughout this top ten to reflect the best and, well, most viewed options. Check them out!

1. The First Wives Club.

This is the smartass chick's chick flick with a message. Bette Midler. Goldie ...
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Michelle Williams And Spike Jonze Split!

September 18th, 2009 3:02pm EDT
Michelle Williams And Spike Jonze Split
Actress Michelle Williams has ended her romance with director Spike Jonze, blaming their split on "impossible timing".

The Brokeback Mountain star began dating the filmmaker in July 2008, just months after Williams' ex-fiancé Heath Ledger died from an accidental drug overdose in January.

However, in a candid new interview with fashion bible Vogue, Williams reveals she is no longer in a relationship with Jonze because she is still grieving the loss of Ledger. She says, "The timing was impossible. I thought falling in love again was the only thing that was going to save me from the pa...
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Aaron Eckhart Wants Two-Face For Next 'Batman' Movie

September 17th, 2009 12:19pm EDT
Aaron Eckhart Wants Two-Face
Aaron Eckhart has launched a new bid to convince director Christopher Nolan to revive Batman comic book character Two-Face for the sequel to The Dark Knight.

The actor, who portrayed Harvey Dent and his alter ego Two-Face, saw his character appear to be killed off in the 2008 blockbuster, and assumed he would not be a part of any future movie installments. However, Eckhart is now appealing to Nolan to consider bringing Two-Face back from the dead - mimicking a popular technique used on dramatic TV soap operas.

He says, "I think I've talked myself out of the job. I thought I'd died. ...
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Michelle Williams Says Falling In Love After Heath Ledger's Death Is 'Complicated'

September 16th, 2009 8:18am EDT
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams is struggling to find true love following the death of her ex-boyfriend Heath Ledger. The star had split from the Aussie actor months before he died from an accidental drug overdose in January 2008, but admits it has been tough trying to find a love to replace Ledger's.

Williams has said little about the tragedy, but tells the upcoming issue of style bible Vogue she still feels a lot of pain about the father of her daughter Matilda.

She says, "I thought falling in love again was the only thing that was going to save me from the pain... (but) it just makes things more...
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'The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus' Producers Still In Talks With U.S. Distributors

August 13th, 2009 2:23pm EDT
Heath Ledger
U.S. film watchers are one step closer to catching Heath Ledger's final film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus on the big screen - Hollywood bosses are in advanced talks with a distributor to reel out the movie across America.

Executives in charge of the picture have spent nearly a year searching for backers in the U.S. but were finding it difficult to convince a company to release the experimental movie, which features late actor Ledger as a travelling magician.

The film was expected to be taken on by a distributor immediately as it boasts the star power of not only Ledger, who d...
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Johnny Depp Pulls Out Of 'Don Quixote' Movie

August 6th, 2009 9:06am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has pulled out of starring in a movie about Spanish literary legend Don Quixote - after a series of disasters delayed the filming schedule by a decade.

Eccentric director Terry Gilliam lined up Depp and Jean Rochefort to appear in the film back in 2000, and his attempts to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote were chronicled by filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe in 2002 movie Lost in La Mancha.

The filming of the oddball epic was set back by scheduling and financial issues and weather-damaged sets, but Gilliam has always been adamant the project will go ahead with Dep...
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Is Ethan Peck The New Heath Ledger?

July 6th, 2009 10:33am EDT
Ethan Peck
ABC Family is re-launching the teen comedy hit 10 Things I Hate About You as a weekly TV series. 10 years after the original launched Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles to stardom, the series picks up when the Stratford sisters and Patrick Verona (the Ledger character) move to San Diego.

Ethan Peck plays the new Verona, and he wanted to be clear he's not trying to take over for the late Ledger. "With all due respect I didn't take any inspiration," Peck said. "When I had my first audition, which was in New York, I hadn't seen the film in about 10 years and I went in sort of with something fre...
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MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet: 'Twilight' Stars, 'Hills' Cast & More

June 1st, 2009 8:39am EDT
Kristen Stewart
MTV's awards shows have become something of a spectacle in the last few years from controversial performances to surprise celebrity events leading up to and surrounding the actual show. That would explain why neither this year's MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg nor "We Made You" performer Eminem, had time to walk the red carpet at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios Citywalk last night.

Those that did smile and pose for paparazzi and walk the line of nearly 200 media outlets all hoping to steal a precious few minutes with the talent included the other musical act, Kings of ...
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