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True Grit star to play Rocky's trainer in musical

November 8th, 2013 3:10am EST
True Grit
True Grit and Lincoln actor Dakin Matthews is to take on Burgess Meredith's role as fictional boxer Rocky Balboa's trainer in Broadway's new musical version of the classic film.

The 73 year old, who is one of California’s most admired stage actors, will make his Broadway bow as Mickey when Rocky the Musical opens to previews in February (14).

Meredith played the role in the first three Rocky movies.

The musical has already been a big hit in Germany, where it knocked out critics last year (13) and has become a huge hit in Hamburg.
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Top 10 Batman Villains From Comics, TV And The Big Screen

July 19th, 2012 10:01pm EDT
Bane
The final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is upon us; and much like Heath Ledger's Joker the film's villains are once again posed to steal the show.

This time around we'll be reintroduced to three bad guys: Bane, (Tom Hardy), Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Ra's al Ghul (Liam Neeson). Both Bane and Catwoman made their first appearances in the original film run that Tim Burton started in the 1990s (and, fortunately, we'll be seeing a much different Bane in TDKR); and Ra's al Ghul returns to the series after his intro in Batman Begins.

But where do the...
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With SyFy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The 10 Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

June 30th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
The Twilight Zone
SyFy’s "Twilight Zone" marathon kicks off over the July 4th weekend. Some of you may have missed it last year; it played on New Year’s but took a breather over Independence Day, but now it’s back. It airs all day July 3 and July 4. Check out the schedules for those days here and here.

It seems appropriate to think of the best episodes of this iconic series. For hardcore fans, this can be controversial, because there are so many awesome segments to choose from. Let me just say that these are my favorites, and if yours doesn’t make the list, I apologize and I understand. Stay tuned for...
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31 Days Of Horror Week 4: 'The Sentinel,' 'Night of the Living Dead,' & More

October 30th, 2009 11:30am EDT
31 Days Of Horror Week 4
With Halloween just a day away, Starpulse writer Kris King is reaching the final stages of his horror movie marathon. This week Kris gets cozy with a Good Guy doll with a "Child's Play" double feature, stands guard at the gates of Hell

in "The Sentinel," and fights off a mental assault from Nazi Alien Grasshoppers in "Quatermass and the Pit."

October 22 - The Sentinel (1977)

There are a staggering amount of famous people in "The Sentinel," and nary a one of them has a major role. When starting the movie, seeing Beverly D'Angelo impulsively masturbate towards the camera was probably the...
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John McCain/Barack Obama Debates Similar To 60’s 'Batman' Episode

October 21st, 2008 1:57pm EDT
Burgess Meredith
A few of us here at the Starpulse office have pointed out for some time the similarities of John McCain's body movements, gestures and waddle to that of the "The Penguin" (Burgess Meredith) from the 60's Batman TV series. That being said, we just ran across a blog running a clip comparing a televised debate between the Penguin and Batman that draws striking similarities between the recent debates of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama.

In this humorous debate Penguin promises, "no mudslinging, I intend to stick to the issues", as he then suggests that behind Batman's mask he is rea...
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Johnny Depp To Play The Riddler?

August 2nd, 2008 12:43pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is tipped to play Batman villain The Riddler in the next installment of the comic book movie series. After the huge success of The Dark Knight, which has taken $440 million at the worldwide box office, producers are confident they can convince Depp to take on Christian Bale's Batman on the big screen.

And, according to the National Enquirer, studio bosses also want Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman onboard to play another of the Caped Crusader's arch-foe, the Penguin.

The Riddler was played on the small screen in the 1960s by Frank Gorshin and in 1995's Batman Foreve...
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Top Ten 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

July 3rd, 2008 8:27am EDT
The Twilight Zone
Every year, the Sci Fi channel celebrates Independence Day with a two-day marathon of episodes from The Twilight Zone, one of the most enduring and renowned anthology series in the history of television.

If it's too hot outside for fireworks and cook-outs this July 4th, you can opt for a long, lazy weekend indoors with TZ on your tube. Rod Serling is so cool, you might not even need to turn on your air conditioner!

Submitted for your approval: These are the ten stops you shouldn't miss when traveling along the shadowy road that winds through…The Twilight Zone.

1. "A Kind of a Stopw...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

November 16th, 2007 3:00am EST
Diana Krall
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

November 16th, 2006 3:00am EST
Diana Krall
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 16

November 16th, 2005 3:00am EST
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Happy Birthday to actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), figure skater Oksana Baiul (1977), actress Martha Plimpton (1970), Cosby kid Lisa Bonet (1967), Canadian jazz singer Diana Krall (1964), pitcher Dwight Gooden (1964), CSI Marg Helgenberger (1958), and acting great Burgess Meredith (1907; d. 1997).
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