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Clint Eastwood & 10 Other Actors Over Age 80 Who Keep Working

September 19th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood trouble with the curve
At 82, Clint Eastwood is still very much involved in the movie making business. This weekend he plays an aging baseball scout in "Trouble With The Curve."

Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is losing his sight and hits the road with his estranged daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to pursue a promising young ballplayer. On their roadtrip from Georgia to North Carolina, the father and daughter learn just how much they have in common.

Eastwood also keeps his plate full directing. His recent films include "Invictus," "Hereafter," "J. Edgar" and "A Star is Born."

Some stars hit their 70s and quit acting (cough....

Blu-ray Review: 'The Wicker Tree'

May 2nd, 2012 11:25am EDT
The Wicker Tree photo
First there was man. Welcome to tree. That’s right horror fans, we’re checking out the long-awaited sequel to the popular 1973 original film called "The Wicker Tree" out now on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The review roots grow below!

Title: "The Wicker Tree"

Grade: 2

Cast: Graham McTavish, Brittania Nicol, Henry Garrett

Director: Robin Hardy

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment


The Flick: Unlike the original 1973 "The Wicker Man" (I'm not counting that Nic Cage laugh fest!), the main pro...

Everything We Know About 'The Hobbit' So Far

March 14th, 2012 2:32pm EDT
There are a lot of great movies coming out this year, and every one of them wants you to believe it's the biggest film event of the decade. "The Dark Knight Rises"! "The Hunger Games"! The Avengers"!

But as fantastic as those films look, there's one movie coming out this year that is set to rule them all: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey." So before the onslaught of contenders begins, we thought we'd take a look at everything we know so far about this year's champ.

Release Date: December 14

Star Power: Many of the biggest stars from "The Lord of the Rings" are returning to reprise the...

Blu-ray 3D Review: 'Hugo' - Martin Scorsese's Homage To 'Cinemagician' Georges Méliès Proves 3D Isn't Just For Action Films

February 28th, 2012 9:37pm EST
Hugo Blu-ray 3D
When one thinks of Martin Scorsese rarely does the word 'family' cross their mind (unless they're thinking of Goodfellas, that is); and neither does the term 3D. So when the prolific director decided to bring Brian Selznick's 2007 children's book The Invention Of Hugo Cabret to life on the big screen - and in 3D - he was entering new territory.

The end result, Hugo, is nothing short of amazing. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning five: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Visual Effects, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Five reasons to see it the way it was meant to be...

Martin Scorsese To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship Award

January 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prize giving next month.

The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull legend will be presented with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the film industry - and the 69 year old is thrilled with the award.

He says, "It is a great honor to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends."

BAFTA boss Tim Corrie adds, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his l...

Lucasfilm Unveils 'Star Wars' Deleted Scenes From Upcoming Blu-ray Set At Comic Con (Video)

July 26th, 2011 10:37pm EDT
Star Wars Saga Blu-ray
Fans at this year's Comic Con who attended the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards were surprised with a short teaser for the upcoming (Sept. 16) Star Wars Saga Blu-ray release featuring a few storied deleted scenes from the original trilogy.

The clip includes a short teaser from last year's event, in which Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is shown building his green lightsaber before heading off to save Han Solo (Harrison Ford) from Jabba The Hutt.

Also included in the clip are shots of a sandstorm scene and an extended shield generator battle from Return of the Jedi; escaping Wampa snow creatures fr...

Evangeline Lilly Cast In 'The Hobbit'

June 20th, 2011 1:54pm EDT
Evangeline Lily | Photo Credits: Marcia Campbell Photography/Fil
Lost's Evangeline Lilly has joined The Hobbit.

"Evangeline Lilly will be playing a new character—the Woodland Elf, Tauriel," director Peter Jackson announced on Facebook. "Her name means 'daughter of Mirkwood' and, beyond that, we must leave you guessing! (No, there is no romantic connection to Legolas.) What is not a secret is how talented and compelling an actress Evangeline is; we are thrilled and excited she will be the one to bring our first true Sylvan Elf to life."

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'King's Speech' Wins Seven Awards At BAFTAs (See Winners)

February 14th, 2011 9:02am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
"The King's Speech" continued its reign over the movie industry's awards season by taking home seven trophies at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday.

The critically-acclaimed film won its three leading stars the main acting prizes - Colin Firth was named Best Actor for his role as stuttering British monarch George VI; Helena Bonham Carter took home the Best Supporting Actress title, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Geoffrey Rush.

The movie picked up the coveted Best Film honor, beating fellow contenders "Black Swan," "Inception," "The Soc...

Christopher Lee Expects Tears At His BAFTA Honor

February 13th, 2011 10:51am EST
Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee will have tissues on hand when he receives a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship on Sunday, insisting there will be "tears on the night."

The Hammer Horror and Lord of the Rings legend will pick up the Academy's highest accolade for his contributions to the British film industry.

The 88-year-old actor admits he's touched to be recognized, and doubts he will be able to hold back his emotions at the BAFTA Awards ceremony in London.

He tells The Sunday Telegraph's Seven magazine, "It means a lot to me because it is a pat on the back from th...

Is CGI Technology Enough Of A Reason To Remake 'Clash Of The Titans'?

March 31st, 2010 9:08am EDT
Clash of the Titans
As audiences get set for the update of "Clash of the Titans," many hardcore fans of the classic fantasy film are letting loose with that familiar cry of heresy. Sure, digital effects can look more "real" than the rubber and clay monsters created by legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen for the 1981 original, but better? "Better" is a subjective term.

Ask "Star Wars" geeks which Yoda they prefer. When Luke Skywalker landed on Dagobah in 1981's "The Empire Strikes Back," the Yoda he encountered was a foam and latex puppet, voiced and manipulated by Frank Oz. The "real" Jedi Master ...

Actor Christopher Lee To Release Metal Album

January 5th, 2010 10:14pm EST
Christopher Lee
Movie veteran Christopher Lee is reinventing himself as a metal singer - at the age of 87. The "Lord of the Rings" star has provided the vocals for a symphonic metal concept album which recounts the life of the first Roman Emperor King Charlemagne, who reigned in the eighth and ninth centuries.

Lee chose the project because he is a direct descendant of Charlemagne - and he's thrilled to have the chance to take his career in a different direction.

The actor says, "It's fascinating for me that, at this stage in my life, people are beginning to look upon me as a metal singer. When this c...

Patrick Stewart To Be Knighted

December 20th, 2009 11:00am EST
Patrick Stewart
British actor Patrick Stewart is to become a 'Sir' - he will receive a knighthood in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's Honors list.

The 69-year-old star will be honored by the British monarch for his 50-year acting career, which spans the stage and screen and includes roles in sci-fi TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation and comic book blockbuster franchise X-Men.

Stewart follows in the footsteps of another legendary actor, Sir Christoper Lee, who received his knighthood in October.

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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Horror Icon Christopher Lee Hates 'Obscene' Modern Breed

October 27th, 2009 9:30pm EDT
Christopher Lee
Horror movie icon Christopher Lee has branded modern fright films "obscene". The British actor, who was a regular in the cult Hammer horror films of the 1960s and 1970s, tells CNN that movies like the Saw franchise, The Hills Have Eyes, Halloween and Cabin Fever leave him feeling sick.

Lee says, "I find it quite nauseating what they do. The blood is all over the screen like an avalanche - the mutilation - dreadful things, and I just don't enjoy that."

The actor insists scary movies were much better when the blood and the gore weren't shown on screen: "What you don't see is far more fr...

Tom Cruise's Lestat Is Named Top Vampire

August 2nd, 2009 11:10am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise's Interview With The Vampire bloodsucker Lestat has 'bitten' Christopher Lee's Dracula and Robert Pattinson's Edward Cullen in a bloody new poll of Hollywood's best bat men.

Anne Rice's charming Lestat claims top spot in Entertainment Weekly's list of Greatest Vampires, while Draculas played by Lee and Bela Lugosi come in second and third. Twilight's Cullen character is fourth.

Also making the top 20 are Gary Oldman's Dracula, Reggie Nalder's Mr. Barlow from TV mini-series Salem's Lot, and Kiefer Sutherland's Lost Boys vampire, David.

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Christopher Lee To Recieve Knighthood

June 14th, 2009 11:00am EDT
Christopher Lee
Legendary British actor Christopher Lee is to receive a knighthood after he was included in Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honors list.

The 87-year-old star, famed for his role as Count Dracula in a string of Hammer horror movies, is to become a Sir after he is presented with the honor by the British monarch.

Lee is one of the U.K.'s most prolific actors with roles in 1973's The Wicker Man, 1974 Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun, and more recently appearing in the new Star Wars films and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy.

Other stars to receive awards include actor Alan Cumming, w...

Superhero Film 'Hancock' With No Superhero Ancestry Proves Bold But Deadly Decision

July 2nd, 2008 9:48am EDT
(Hollywoodchicago) – With superhero films as hot in 2008 as psychedelics were in the 1960s, the new blockbuster superhero film “Hancock” fits in with the label but without any of the ancestry.

While 2008 superhero films such as “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The Dark Knight,” “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” and “Punisher: War Zone” (along with “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” coming in 2009) are all based on previous stories with a previously ravenous fan base, “Hancock” with an alcoholic and listless Will Smith and Charlize Theron – who hides a surprise bombshell – literally comes from n...

Celebrity Horoscope: Gemini

May 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Gemini (May 22-June 21) are said to have a dual nature. The astrological symbol for Gemini is the Roman numeral for two, representing twins and duality.

Twin sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are Geminis. Last year the 21-year-old power duo earned $17 million, and they are planning on releasing a coffee table book about their fashion inspirations.

Gemini can be fickle. Those born under this sign represent the yin and the yang, or the law of opposites. It can be no coincidence that Anne Heche is a Gemini. She famously dated Ellen DeGeneres but later married a man. She di...

Spike TV Enters A New Galaxy With The Complete 'Star Wars' Saga

April 4th, 2008 12:09pm EDT
Star Wars
The Force is with Spike TV this April as the complete Star Wars Saga comes to basic cable. Airing Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6, and Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13, the two-weekend event includes the broadcast premiere of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and the basic cable premieres of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Spike TV’s Star Wars presentation marks the first time that all six movies will be presented together on a basic cable network.

Spike TV’s presentation of the Star Wars Saga will feat...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 27

May 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Paul Bettany
Happy Birthday to British TV Chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast half Andre 3000 (1975), late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971; d. 2002), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Paul Bettany (1971), "Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes (1970), Oakland A's slugger Frank Thomas (1968), Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell (1968), comedian Adam Carolla (1964), "Frasier" actress Peri Gilpin (1961), actress Linnea Quigley (1958), Crowded House singer Neil Finn (1958), Siouxie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxie Sioux (1957), WWE star Eric Bischoff (1955), Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn (1945), actor Br...

Christopher Lee Is Cut From 'Sweeney Todd'

May 26th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Christopher Lee
Horror movie icon Christopher Lee has been cut out of another major movie - director Tim Burton has axed the actor's role as a ghost in Sweeney Todd.

Lee raged when his character Saruman was cut from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - and now he's been left out of anothher major blockbuster.

According to, Lee was slated to play a Gentleman Ghost in Burton's movie musical, which stars Johnny Depp as the fabled Demon Barber of Fleet Street, London - but Lee won't be needed afterall. But at least the aged actor didn't waste time filming his scenes for the ...

Bruce Lee's Dream Project He Would Never Live To See Remastered On DVD

May 2nd, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Circle Of Iron
At the height of his international fame, the legendary Bruce Lee – along with his friend and student James Coburn and Oscar® -winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant – began to write what he believed would be the greatest achievement of his film career. Five years after his mysterious death, Lee's vision would finally be realized. David Carradine (Kill Bill), Christopher Lee (Star Wars Episode III), Roddy McDowall (Planet Of The Apes) and Eli Wallach (The Good, The Bad And The Ugly) star in this acclaimed cult hit that brings Lee's personal philosophy to the screen with a still-potent comb...

'Sweeney Todd' Starts Principal Photography in London

February 27th, 2007 11:26am EST
Johnny Depp stars in Sweeney Todd
Principal photography has begun in London on Sweeney Todd, starring Johnny Depp in the Tim Burton directed screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller. The DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. co-production presents Depp as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison, who vows revenge not only for that cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, he becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentleman who never thereafter were heard from again."


Actor Christopher Lee Releases Debut CD, Which Includes a Heavy Metal Tune Sung in French

January 18th, 2007 9:48am EST
Christopher Lee
Acting veteran Christopher Lee has launched a music career at the age of 84 - releasing a CD of songs including a heavy metal track. The Lord Of The Rings star is convinced he is the oldest rocker to record an album.

He says of "Revelation," "I really believe that when people hear this CD they will say, 'Yes he really can sing.' And it is a unique recording. As far as I know no other man of my age has sung on an album."

And Lee believes it will be a hit with young and old fans: "This has to be something that people can connect with. You see the young will connect with the metal ...

Cruise & Holmes Wedding Venue Has Ties To Spooky Movies

November 17th, 2006 10:43am EST
Tom & Katie
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes could be in for a nasty fright on Saturday - their rumored wedding venue has been the location for a string of blood-curdling horror movies. The Hollywood couple is set to tie the knot at the 16th century medieval Castello Odescalchi in Bracciano, near Rome, Italy this weekend in a lavish, star-studded ceremony.

But Cruise and Holmes aren't the first to grace the castle's gloomy halls - actors including Christopher Lee, Naomi Watts, Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell and even British rocker Adam Ant have already visited the castle on film sets. Lee's 1963 ve...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 27

May 27th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Paul Bettany
Happy Birthday to British TV Chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast half Andre 3000 (1975), late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971; d. 2002), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Paul Bettany (1971), "Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes (1970), Oakland A's slugger Frank Thomas (1968), Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell (1968), comedian Adam Carolla (1964), "Frasier" actress Peri Gilpin (1961), actress Linnea Quigley (1958), Crowded House singer Neil Finn (1958), Siouxie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxie Sioux (1957), WWE star Eric Bischoff (1955), Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn (1945), actor Br...

Curious Quotes from Cameron Diaz, Roseanne Barr, Drew Barrymore & More

February 6th, 2006 12:40pm EST
Cameron Diaz
"If anyone invents a ray gun which, when used, undoes every face job in Beverly Hills, well, I want to be around when whoever it is pulls the trigger." Cameron Diaz isn't a fan of plastic surgery.

"Sex was never any good for me for anything other than having children and keeping the gardeners happy." Comedienne Roseanne Barr talks about her special employee bonus plan.

"It is real fur. I can promise you I have never worn fake and I never will." Mink-wearing Catherine Deneuve turns her nose up at the ethical alternative.

"I was 40 when I married. I'd left it so late, I'm sur...

Celebrity Snippets: Reese Witherspoon, Grandpa From 'The Munsters,' & More

February 6th, 2006 12:17pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
* Reese Witherspoon insists awards are less than impressive in her household - her five-year-old daughter simply uses the coveted awards as dolls. Witherspoon, who is nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Walk the Line, admits Ava’s nonchalant attitude keeps her feet on the ground. She says, "My daughter sneaks them off to her room and dresses them up. She's becoming quite jaded about the whole thing."

* Al Lewis, who played Grandpa in hit 1950s comedy The Munsters, has died. He was 95. Lewis, who had suffered years of failing health, passed away with his wife Karen at his bed...

Celebrity Snippets: Mary Tyler Moore, Christopher Lee & More

January 27th, 2006 1:47pm EST
Mary Tyler Moore
* Mary Tyler Moore recently returned to the set of the hit 1970s Mary Tyler Moore Show to film three episodes of That 70s Show. The series inherited the actual sound stage from the classic TV comedy and Moore appears as a local daytime TV host who hires Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis) as her new assistant.

* Veteran movie star Christopher Lee is desperate to land the role of literary hero Don Quixote in Terry Gilliam’s forthcoming film. Lee, 83, has been linked with the title role in “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” which was shelved in 2000 when soaring costs prompted investors to ...

Teri Hatcher Gets Award From Mikhail Gorbachev

December 2nd, 2005 10:21am EST
Teri Hatcher
Teri Hatcher was among 10 recipients of the second annual Women's World Awards, honored for their extraordinary achievements in a variety of fields. During a star-studded and emotional ceremony in Leipzig, Germany on November 29, host Mikhail Gorbachev presented awards to Ms. Hatcher and other prizewinners, who included Linda Evangelista, Donatella Versace, Catherine Deneuve and Lisa Stansfield.

The event, which attracted an array of international celebrities and more than 250 television teams and journalists, paid tribute to the unique contributions of the winners as inspirational ro...

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