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Blu-ray Review: 'Prison - Collector's Edition'

March 5th, 2013 11:10am EST
Prison
Early Viggo Mortensen and Renny Harlin?  Follow us as we check out the little know but hitting Blu-ray flick "Prison: Collector’s Edition", out now from Shout! Factory’s horror division Scream Factory.  The review doors close for lights out below!

 

   

   Title: "Prison: Collector’s Edition"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Lane Smith, Chelsea Field

   Director: Renny Harlin

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 102 minutes

   Release Company: Shout! Factory

   Website: www.shoutfactory.com

 

The Flick: Before viewing this one I never new that this was an early film by Director...
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Prepare To Be Tempted: The 12 Best Portrayals Of The Devil In The Movies

January 30th, 2013 4:05pm EST
Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled
The Devil is always trying to tempt people to sell their souls, and when he comes in the form of Elizabeth Hurley, who starred as the prince, er, princess of darkness in the 2000 remake of Bedazzled the offer can sometimes be pretty enticing.

Resisting temptation can be pretty tough when it comes to the Devil, especially when he shows up himself, either to blackmail, influence, or just plain collect the souls of those he's won through his deals.

Movie depictions of the dark angel have ranged from serious to hilarious to downright chilling.

Here are our picks for the 12 best portrayals of...
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Kristen Stewart Goes 'Topless' In 'On The Road' Trailer (Watch It!)

March 12th, 2012 8:30am EDT
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart has shed her clothes to go topless in the trailer for new movie "On The Road."

The shy star breaks out of her shell in the adventure drama, which also stars Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen and Steve Buscemi and is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this year.

The young beauty shows quite a bit of skin in the film - a recently released trailer for the movie shows a naked Stewart riding in a car between fellow undressed co-stars Garret Hedlund and Sam Riley.

The 21-year-old actress' modesty is maintained by a clever camera angle.

The clip also show...
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Viggo Mortensen Lands Genie Award For 'A Dangerous Method'

March 9th, 2012 8:02am EST
Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen showed his support for his favorite Canadian ice hockey team by waving its flag onstage as he picked up a top prize at the 32nd Annual Genie Awards in Toronto on Thursday.

Mortensen, a longtime hockey fan, drew cheers as he unfurled the Montreal Canadiens (sic) flag and wrapped it around the best supporting actor trophy he received for his role in A Dangerous Method.

He said, "It's a very beautiful trophy and I think in order to cross the border safely I'll have to wrap it very, very carefully so I brought some very strong material with me."

The actor also thanked Cana...
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Golden Globe Nominations: Snubs And Surprises

December 15th, 2011 7:43pm EST
The Ides of March
‘Tis the season… for Ricky Gervais to make nasty jokes and make Robert Downy Jr. blush…. Fa la la la la la la la la. That’s right, the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. There were a few surprises, a few snubs, and a few nominees that make you go, “Hmmmm”? Let’s break it down by Movie and TV categories.

Movies

Films like 'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominated, not surprisingly.

The most surprising inclusion here? ‘The Ides of March,’ which up ‘til now was considered an also-ran in awards season. But the film picked up nods for Best Drama, Best Director (George Clooney),...
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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Review: 'A Dangerous Method' Feels Like Watered-Down Cronenberg

November 21st, 2011 2:20pm EST
A Dangerous Method
While there has always been a psycho/sexual theme in various guises throughout the work of famed filmmaker David Cronenberg, he has become a bit more refined with his movies of late. But where "Eastern Promises" was one of his most accomplished pictures to date, "A Dangerous Method" feels stagnate and ends up suffering from a severe case of identity crisis. Is the film a highbrow pseudo-intellectual drama, a tale of twisted sexual practices or just an examination of the deep dark secrets within us all? Problem is on all such levels the boring Method fails – trying to please everyone is d...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Muppets,' 'My Week With Marilyn,' 'Hugo' & More

November 21st, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk
This week Jason Segel brings back everyone’s favorite puppets in The Muppets, Martin Scorsese gives 1930s Paris life in Hugo, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung feud in A Dangerous Method, Simon Curtis gives us an intimate look at Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn, Santa’s son Arthur embarks on an adventure in Arthur Christmas, and a silent film star deals with the arrival of talking pictures in The Artist.

MY PICK FOR THE WEEK: The Muppets

THE MUPPETS

Three huge Muppet fans Gary, Mary, and Walter (Jason Segel, Amy Adams, and voice of Peter Linz) help reunite the Muppets to save their...
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Review: 'A Dangerous Method' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Is Psyched About Cronenberg's Latest

November 20th, 2011 4:56pm EST
A Dangerous Method
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Sigmund Freud... Carl Jung... So what comes to mind when you hear these two names? Certainly not, the director David Cronenberg. who's more known for making twisted, dark horror/scifi ('The Brood', 'Scanners' 'The Fly) than cerebral relationship dramas.

But with his new film, 'A Dangerous Method' that's about to change. This is the story of three people, Sigmund Freud (Viggio Mortensen)...Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and their extraordinary, patient/associate, Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) who eventually came between them.

First, I ha...
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Keira Knightley Shows A Tiny Bit Of Skin At 'Dangerous Method' Premiere

October 25th, 2011 9:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
The conservative Keira Knightely wore a cut-out dress to the "A Dangerous Method" premiere in London yesterday. It's not often the actress shows off her tummy.

In the film Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), a disciple of Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), uses Freudian techniques to treat Russian-Jewish psychiatric patient Sabina Spielrein (Knightley). But the deeper Jung's relationship with Spielrein grows, the further the burgeoning psychiatrist and his highly respected mentor drift apart.

The film made headlines because in one scene, Knightley's character is violently spanked. The actress ...
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David Cronenberg Denies Sleeping With Wife In Front Of 'Violence' Cast

September 12th, 2011 8:53am EDT
David Cronenberg
Filmmaker David Cronenberg has dispelled the myth he and his wife had sex in front of the cast of "A History Of Violence" to help them perfect a rough love scene, insisting it was a story he and his leading man Viggo Mortensen made up.

Promoting the 2005 film, Mortensen told reporters and TV interviewers that the maverick director had got down and dirty with his wife right in front of him and Maria Bello to show them how he wanted them to sex it up in front of the cameras.

But the controversial auteur has revealed the story was a lie.

Cronenberg tells The Hollywood Reporter, "When you ar...
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Viggo Mortensen Petitions For More Sigmund Freud Letters To Be Made Public

September 3rd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Viggo Mortensen
Actor Viggo Mortensen has appealed to the family of Sigmund Freud's psychiatrist protege Carl Jung to release more letters of correspondence between the pair, because they make "fascinating" reading.

The Lord of the Rings star portrays famed psychoanalyst Freud in new drama A Dangerous Method, opposite Michael Fassbender as Jung, about the two medics' differing opinions about the treatment of a young patient, played by Keira Knightley.

Mortensen studied handwritten notes exchanged by the two doctors to help prepare for the role, but he wishes more personal letters from Jung were made av...
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Keira Knightley Gets A Spanking In New Film (Video)

June 23rd, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley is set to shock fans with saucy spanking scenes in her sexually-charged new movie "A Dangerous Method."

The film focuses on the relationship between famed psychiatrists Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, who are played by Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen respectively.

Knightley plays a disturbed Russian patient who embarks on a scandalous affair with Jung, and the raunchy film footage shows the pair locked in a steamy sex scene and another with the actress bending over and being spanked.

The David Cronenberg film is due for release later this year.

Check out the trailer ...
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Michael Fassbender Finally Hits The Big Time With ‘X-Men: First Class’

June 3rd, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Michael Fassbender X-Men: First Class
Though he is still relatively unknown to most audiences right now, after this weekend Michael Fassbender will officially be one of the biggest movie stars in the world. He stars as Erik Lehnsherr a.k.a. Magneto in the comic book origin story “X-Men: First Class.” His performance as the metal-bending, vengeance-seeking mutant will definitely be the performance people will be talking about after seeing the movie.

The German-born actor had his big break in the TV mini-series “Band of Brothers” which was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Fassbender continued working steadily in Briti...
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Chris Hemsworth Offered Huntsman Role In 'Snow White'

May 10th, 2011 1:18pm EDT
Chris Hemsworth
Thor star Chris Hemsworth looks set to swap superheroes for fairytales with a role opposite Kristen Stewart in the upcoming Snow White movie.

The Twilight actress has already signed up to play the title role in the retelling of the classic story in Snow White and the Huntsman, alongside Charlize Theron, who will portray the Evil Queen.

British actor Sam Claflin was unveiled as the project's Prince Charming last week - but the film has so far been left without the huntsman.

Viggo Mortensen was originally slated to take on the role, but after he dropped out, stars including Hugh Jackman...
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Molly Ringwald Wanted Viggo Mortensen In 'Sixteen Candles'

April 30th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Molly Ringwald
Molly Ringwald thrilled film students at the University of Southern California earlier this week when she dropped in for a class all about the films of her late movie mentor John Hughes.

Students are analyzing the work of the 1980s director as part of their film classes, and Ringwald, who starred in Hughes films "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," jumped at the chance to help them understand the moviemaker's themes better.

As part of her chat with the film buffs, she revealed she introduced Hughes to the music of the Psychedelic Furs, who recorded the iconic them...
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Hugh Jackman In Talks For 'Snow White' Movie?

April 6th, 2011 9:59pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman is in talks to replace Viggo Mortensen in Charlize Theron and Kristen Stewart's movie adaptation of the Snow White fairytale.

The Aussie hunk is slated to star in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Stewart will play Snow White in the movie and Theron the Evil Queen.

A rival Snow White saga is also in the works with Phil Collins' actress daughter Lily signed on as the princess and Julia Roberts as the Queen.

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Studio Execs Really Want Kristen Stewart To Play Snow White

January 27th, 2011 11:00am EST
Kristen Stewart
"Twilight" star Kristen Stewart has been approached to play Snow White in a new adaptation of the popular fairy tale. Studio bosses are looking to cast the actress in the lead role of their upcoming fantasy film, "Snow White and the Huntsman," according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Charlize Theron has already been cast as the evil queen, while Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender have both been linked to the Huntsman role. Actresses including Riley Keough, Felicity Jones, Alicia Vikander and Emily Browning are said to have auditioned for the part of Snow White, but producers are holding ou...
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Check Out 'The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy' On Blu-ray April 6

April 3rd, 2010 7:43am EDT
Lord OF The Rings trilogy
All three original theatrical films together for the first time on Blu-ray! Assisted by a Fellowship of heroes, Frodo Baggins plunges into a perilous trek to take the mystical One Ring to Mount Doom so that it and its magical powers can be destroyed and never possessed by evil Lord Sauron.

The astonishing journey begins in the first film of director/co-writer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy that redefined fantasy filmmaking. This imaginative foray into J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth won four Academy Awards and earned 13 total nominations including Best Picture.

"The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy...
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Frail And Injured Dennis Hopper Shows Up For Hollywood Star Ceremony (Video)

March 27th, 2010 8:00am EDT
Dennis Hopper
An ailing Dennis Hopper shocked fans when he turned up to unveil his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday - he was sporting bandages on his head and hand.

The "Easy Rider" star is suffering from terminal prostate cancer and reportedly has just weeks to live, but he made an appearance outside the Egyptian Theater, where he was honoured with the 2,403rd star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Viggo Mortensen, Hopper's co-star in "The Indian Runner" (1991) and "Boiling Point" (1993), was on hand to pay tribute to the movie legend, who also posed with pal Jack Nicholson.

But it was Hopper...
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Hollywood's Highest Earning On-Screen Couples

February 11th, 2010 9:09am EST
Titanic
Liv Tyler and Viggo Mortensen have topped a new list of Hollywood's highest earning on-screen couples thanks to their Lord Of The Rings romance.

The pair's Middle Earth lovers, Aragorn and Arwen, helped director Peter Jackson rake in $2.9 billion at the worldwide box office - making them the top-earning Hollywood couple, according to a new Forbes magazine list of duos who have appeared in at least two films together in the last 20 years.

Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst's onscreen chemistry in the Spider-Man franchise pulled in $2.5 billion, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet's d...
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Sylvester Stallone's Broken Neck, And A List Of Hollywood's Most Painful Injuries

January 7th, 2010 11:01am EST
Sylvester Stallone
The other day Sylvester Stallone revealed that he had a metal plate placed inside his neck after a freak accident while filming a fight scene for his new movie The Expendables. Many stars want to do their own stunts, either out of pride or a desire to make the movie as real as possible. However, few have escaped unscathed.

Stallone has always insisted on doing his own stunts, and said he had his worst injury while filming Rocky IV. He insisted that co-star Dolph Lundgren actually punch him during takes, and Dolph delivered a stunning punch to Stallone's chest. His ribs compressed agains...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Old Dogs,' 'The Road' & More

November 23rd, 2009 9:45am EST
Ninja Assassin
In a change of pace, I have already seen one of the week's upcoming movies ahead of time: "Ninja Assassin." As per my expectations, the film places a lesser emphasis on plot and a higher one on intense action sequences.

While the plot isn't horrendous, many of its aspects are not as well developed as they should have been. The quality of the action starts to make up this, but it's not enough to save the film.

"Ninja Assassin" is a mediocre movie at best. My opinion is that it's not worth wasting your money on seeing in the theater. If you really want to see it, I'd recommend waiti...
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Matt Damon: 'I Don't Think Voicing A Political Opinion Is Necessarily A Contribution'

October 6th, 2009 9:16am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon participated in The History Channel's program "The People Speak," where Hollywood actors read and perform historical documents. He has made some political films and sometimes expressed his opinions, but he's not trying to be in your face.

"I think there are so many opinions flying around out there that it's probably impossible to change anybody's mind by going out and spouting off your opinion," Damon said. "I think when it comes to politics, people are pretty much set in what they believe. Whatever they read or hear is just going to make them believe what they believe more. S...
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Let's Play Matchmaker With Jennifer Aniston

September 10th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Let
Jennifer Aniston was a part of one of the hottest Hollywood couples of all time. Her relationship with Brad Pitt was The Hottest Hollywood relationship in the 90s and it looked to be a rare Hollywood couple success story.

Conflicting reports say Brad ended it with Jen because he wanted kids and leave it up to Jen to ruin a something good. She filed for divorce in 2005 and since then she has run into some bad luck with men.

She may call it bad luck but I call it dating douche bags.

BP (before Pitt) she started off with a few good men like actors Charlie Schlatter and the late Dani...
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'Celeb Madness' Men's Championship: Gerard Butler Vs Jeffrey Dean Morgan!

April 4th, 2009 6:05am EDT
Gerard Butler Vs Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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! first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament!

Here's the 'Celebrity Madness' Men's Championship!

Voting has ended for this round.

Winners will be announced Tuesday, April 7th!

#7 Gerard Butler vs #16 Jeffrey Dean Morgan :

How they got here:

#7 seeded Gerard Butler's road to the Fi...
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Celeb Madness Men's Final Four: Gerard Butler Vs James McAvoy

April 1st, 2009 11:21am EDT
Gerard Butler vs James McAvoy
It's the FINAL FOUR! Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in this round 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 4!

Here's the first match in the Men's Final Four: Vote!

- Voting has ended for this round. Championship voting begins Saturday, April 4th! -

#7 Gerard Butler vs. #7 James McAvoy

#7 seeded Gerard Butler's road to the Final Four included a defeat of Jon Bon Jovi in the first round, getting 68% of your votes; ...
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The Men & Women Merge In 'Celeb Madness' Sweet 16 - Vote In Part 1!

March 27th, 2009 12:26pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale
On we move to the Sweet 16! Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in this third round of action in Starpulse's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With rounds one & two over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 16 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

For this round there will be two parts with eight matchups in each, four women's matches and four men's.

-Click to see the: results of the first rounds and the results of the second round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get u...
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Upsets #1 Brad Pitt - Here's 'Celebrity Madness' Round 2! (Pt. 1)

March 23rd, 2009 1:35pm EDT
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup

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

March 19th, 2009 12:05pm EDT
George Clooney, Patrick Dempsey, Kenny Chesney and Johnny Depp
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 match-up! 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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