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The Best & Worst Of Edward Norton

October 8th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Edward Norton is an Academy Award nominated actor, but he is also an accomplished screenwriter and director. While he does not have the longest list of performers for an actor so well established and respected, it's all about how well he chooses the films that he does do. He is also well known for being an environmental activist and charity worker. This weekend the newest of his movies hits the theaters titled Stone, starring Norton, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, and Milla Jovovich. It's about a prisoner (Norton) about to go up from a parole hearing and he's trying to manipulate and black...
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Prison Inmates Rewrote Edward Norton's Dialogue in 'Stone'

October 8th, 2010 10:34am EDT
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Edward Norton always gives an intense, researched performance. To play a parole candidate in Stone, he didn’t have to make anything up. Meeting with actual inmates gave him the clues he needed to play the title role.

“The best thing that came out of getting in to talk to these guys was a sense of how they viewed the process of getting judged by other people,” Norton said while promoting the film at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX. “Apart from that, their language is fantastic. I would say 60% of the lines of Stone we changed based on the ways these guys articulate.”

Role models are one thing...
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'Two Jews On Film' Review: De Niro & Norton In 'Stone' Worth The Price Of Admission (Video)

October 7th, 2010 10:38am EDT
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"Stone" is the story of a seasoned corrections officer, Robert DeNiro and a volatile inmate, Edward Norton, who find their lives dangerously intertwined. The film skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of these two men grappling with their dark impulses and inner beliefs. Watching these two actors work together is definitely worth the price of admission. Rounding out the cast is the always excellent Francis Conroy, DeNiro's long suffering wife and Milla Jovovich, giving a very raw, solid performance as Norton's seductive and slightly wacko spouse. Set against the stifling bruta...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Life as We Know It,' 'Secretariat,' & More

October 4th, 2010 9:09am EDT
Life as We Know It
If you have not been to the theater to see “The Social Network” you absolutely must check it out. David Fincher’s direction, Aaron Sorkin’s writing, and Trent Reznor’s score are all absolutely brilliant, making the film a serious Oscar competitor. Feel free to check out my review of “The Social Network” here if you haven’t already.

This week theaters will be quite busy, presenting an extensive roster of films which includes “Life as We Know It,” “Secretariat,” “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” “Tamara Drewe,” “Inside Job,” “Leaving,” “Nowhere Boy,” “My Soul to Take,” “Stone,” and “I Spit on ...
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Mark Ruffalo Has Big Green Feet To Fill In 'The Avengers'

July 30th, 2010 6:30pm EDT
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Mark Ruffalo hopes there are no hard feelings with his Hulk predecessor Edward Norton, insisting his pal's public exclusion from "The Avengers" wasn't "a great way" to kick off the project.

Fans were left stunned when Marvel Studios bosses announced last month that Norton, who played Dr. Bruce Banner and his monstrous alter-ego in 2008's 'The Incredible Hulk," would not star in the upcoming superhero movie.

A statement declared he would be replaced by an actor who "embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members."

Ruffalo was confirmed as the new Hulk ...
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Mark Ruffalo Confirms He's The New Hulk

July 26th, 2010 8:15am EDT
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Mark Ruffalo confirmed reports he'll go green and mean as the Hulk as he joined the cast of "The Avengers" at Comic-Con International on Saturday.

Over 6,000 fans gathered at a Marvel Studios presentation at the San Diego, California comic book convention and just as the discussion was concluding, Samuel L. Jackson appeared onstage to introduce The Avengers cast.

He brought out special guests Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johannson, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans.

He then introduced Iron Man Robert Downey Jr., who brought with him the rest of the cast, including Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo a...
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Mark Ruffalo To Replace Edward Norton In Hulk Movie?

July 15th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Mark Ruffalo is in talks to replace Edward Norton as the Hulk in the upcoming The Avengers movie, according to a report.

Norton, who played Dr. Bruce Banner and his hot-headed monstrous alter-ego in 2008's The Incredible Hulk, was set to reprise his role in the 2012 star-studded blockbuster - but he has been taken out of the running by executives at Marvel Studios.

President of Production Kevin Feige publicly announced on Sunday that Norton would be replaced by an actor who "embodies the creativity and collaborative spirit of our other talented cast members."

The announcement has spar...
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Edward Norton Sad He's Not Reprising Hulk Role, Thanks Fans For Their Support

July 13th, 2010 8:25am EDT
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Edward Norton has broken his silence after learning he won't be reprising his role as The Incredible Hulk in upcoming movie "The Avengers," insisting he's "sad" to have disappointed film fans with his departure.

Norton, who played Dr. Bruce Banner and his hot-headed monstrous alter-ego in 2008's "The Incredible Hulk," was set to reprise his role in the 2012 star-studded superhero blockbuster - but he has been taken out of the running by executives at Marvel Studios.

President of Production Kevin Feige publicly announced on Sunday that Norton would be replaced by an actor who "embodies the...
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Milla Jovovich Looks A Little Severe

July 7th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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We don't know whether it's the pulled back hair, her pale skin, the look in her eyes, or all of the above, but Milla Jovovich looked a little severe at the Chanel fashion show during fashion week in Paris yesterday.

The model/actress has vowed to keep her young daughter away from the spotlight, insisting child stars are "creepy." Milla began modeling at age 12 to make money for her "struggling" family, but she's adamant her two-year-old tot Ever Gabo won't be working in showbiz any time soon.

She told People, "She's not going to be a working child. For me it's kind of creepy, the whole ...
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Courtney Love Quits 'Mind Crack' Twitter

May 19th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
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Courtney Love has turned her back on Twitter.com after becoming addicted to the "stupid" social networking site.

The Hole rocker, who has battled substance abuse in the past, has frequently turned to her Twitter.com blog to give fans minute-by-minute updates on her thoughts and feelings. She has even used the website to blast peers like Billy Corgan and ex-boyfriend Edward Norton.

However, Love claims she has now quit the celebrity trend. She tells MTV's Buzzworthy, "I've stopped twittering. It's mind crack and it's stupid." Love's last tweet was posted on Monday.

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Marvel And DC Comics Will Be Slugging It Out On The Big Screen For Years To Come

May 5th, 2010 10:06am EDT
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With Iron Man 2, Kick-Ass, The Losers and Jonah Hex all hitting the multiplex this summer, the onslaught of comic book movies shows no signs of slowing (for better or worse). Leaving the Green Hornet (who started as a radio show) and Scott Pilgrim (indie press slacker hero) for later debate, we’ll get you up to speed on the heavy hitters from comics’ Big Two, DC and Marvel that are heading to the big screen in the next few years, culminating (supposedly) in epic team-ups for both universes!

MARVEL COMICS:

THOR (May 2011)

Kenneth Branagh is directing Chris Hemsworth (Captain Kirk’s father...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 'Clash Of The Titans,' 'The Last Song' & More

March 29th, 2010 8:55am EDT
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I’m going to see “Clash of the Titans” this week but honestly I’m not terribly excited about the film. To me it seems like your run-of-the-mill epic action/fantasy with loads of computer generated effects and explosions. I have yet to see a preview that has made me think this movie has anything special to offer. The only things that have my attention are the amusing tagline “Damn the Gods,” and the presence of Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, and Ralph Fiennes. As a critic though, I often approach films with the hope that they will prove my preexisting notions wrong, and “Clash of the Tita...
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Ben Stiller's Greatest Serious & Silly Roles

March 26th, 2010 10:41am EDT
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When it comes to Ben Stiller’s comedic roles, he tends to play dimwitted characters that are either totally bumbling or overly self-assured. Most people do not realize, however, that Stiller can also convincingly portray serious characters as well as his silly ones.

In preparation for his new dramedy “Greenberg” about an unemployed New Yorker searching for a new direction in his life, check out Stiller’s three greatest serious roles and three comedic ones:

KEEPING THE FAITH

Ben Stiller is perfect as the spiritual leader Rabbi Jake Schram in this romantic dramedy. The best friend of Fa...
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Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film

February 23rd, 2010 3:00pm EST
Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film
Just last week the movie "Shutter Island," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in general theaters. Its first weekend was a success, and the film is about two U.S. marshals who come to investigate a special hospital for the criminally insane

when one of their patients go missing. One of the marshals, Teddy (DiCaprio) believes there are nefarious things going on at the hospital and seeks to get answers about possible Nazi human experimentation. This is hardly the first (nor the last) movie to take place at a mental institute or about people with mental...
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Male Celebrities We'd Like To Kiss Under The Mistletoe

December 22nd, 2009 9:15am EST
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If we had it our way, we'd have mistletoe in our pocket just in case we stumbled upon someone we'd like to smooch. Isn't that the general rule of thumb- if you are standing underneath it with someone, you have to kiss them.

Here are the top male celebrities we wouldn't mind being under the mistletoe with. Pucker up!

Ryan Gosling - The Academy Award nominated actor is as talented as he is adorable. He can sing and sweep the girls off our feet. Amazing.

Jon Hamm - Could this guy get any more dapper? We wish there were more Don Drapers (Mad Men) out there today, except they wouldn...
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Do Not Talk About The 10th Anniversary Edition Of 'Fight Club'

November 3rd, 2009 5:00pm EST
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Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned... Tyler.

Clever, savagely witty and dark, Fight Club: 10th Anniversary Edition, arrives on Blu-ray Disc (BD) November 17 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, "Fight Club" was directed by acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher and stars Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, whose characters bond over a mutual disgust for corporate hypocrisy and find release in an eccentric , shocking new form of th...
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'By The People: The Election of Barack Obama' Premieres Tonight On HBO

November 3rd, 2009 11:23am EST
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On November 4, 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States. Obama's campaign intuitively challenged outmoded political conventions and led the nation to embrace paradigms of hope and change that on a national level was ready for acceptance.

It could not be more appropriate that a year from the date of that given specific and historic moment in time that the release of a new documentary, "By The People: The Election of Barack Obama," makes it's debut tonight on the HBO cable network channel at 9 p.m.

The film, co-directed by Amy Ric...
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Smarter Than The Average Celebrity

September 1st, 2009 10:03am EDT
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Celebrities are not generally known for being scholarly, brainy, or bookish. On the whole, these types of words are reserved for people like Stephen Hawking, Marilyn Vos Savant, and Kim Ung-Yong. If a celebrity is fortunate, their claim to fame is achieved via artistic talent and entertaining know-how. There are, of course, celebrities who are not so fortunate, like Li Lo, Paris, and Brit, the Hollywood train wreck trifecta, whose notoriety is due more to excessive bed-hopping, drug use, feuds with friends, and wardrobe malfunctions than it is to arty aptitude. But what would the celebrity ...
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August Celebrity Birthday Milestones: Oh Lordy, Look Who's 40 (And 60!)

August 18th, 2009 2:08pm EDT
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August is a milestone birthday month for many celebrities who are turning 40 and 60. While 40 may be the new 30, and 60 the new 50, they can still be difficult birthdays to handle.

One of our favorite "Friends" is nearly over the hill. But is 40 really "over the hill" these days? And it's hard to believe one of the celebrities turning 40 was in high school in the 90s...at least on TV. And let's give three "Cheers" to this star who is turning 60 but still looks youthful.

Check out the new 40 and 60 year olds in the slideshow below!

Edward Norton

Turns 40 on Aug. 18

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Who The Heck Is... Eddie Marsan?

July 2nd, 2009 11:00am EDT
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They don't get top billing. You know the face but can't quite place the name. Though they toil in the shadows of more famous leads, to imply that character actors merely 'support' is to vastly underrate the contributions of many remarkable entertainers: Often, it is the performance of lesser-knowns that leaps from screens large and small into the hearts of an audience, leaving them with both a lasting impression and a question that begs to be answered: 'Who the heck is that?'

As a misunderstood 19th-century rent-collector called Pancks, British actor Eddie Marsan sputters and guffaws his...
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Similar Story Smackdown: Which Hollywood Flicks Came Out On Top?

April 27th, 2009 11:57am EDT
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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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Earth Day: Top Five Eco-Friendly Celebs

April 22nd, 2009 11:24am EDT
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Earth Day is upon us, and it seems like every year we're presented with more and more ways to celebrate. "Green" is definitely stylish in Hollywood right now, too, as earth-friendly celebs get fired up for the planet's annual day of honor. From the preponderance of Priuses in Los Angeles to new global warming documentaries, conservation is a top priority of the entertainment industry. Here (in no particular order) is a spotlight on the top five most eco-tastic celebs out there:

Leonardo DiCaprio - Talk about your environmental awareness: this guy flies commercial air, drives a hybrid, ...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 13th, 2009 8:57am EDT
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I must admit that two weeks ago, I grossly underestimated how popular "Fast & Furious" would be. The film captured the title of highest grossing opening weekend for a car-themed movie by taking in $72.5 million. I think it's important to note this, because I believe I'm an excellent judge of movies, but I admit the movies I recommend will not always reflect the average American movie patron's opinion.

STATE OF PLAY

Things seem to be perfect for up-and-coming U.S. congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck), until the murder of his research assistant and mistress. It becomes ...
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Attack Of The Comic Book Movies

February 12th, 2009 12:02pm EST
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Bringing comic book heroes (and villains) to the big screen has meant big bucks for movie studios in recent years. With huge budgets and state of the art special effects, it's easier than ever for filmmakers to convincingly create the fantasy worlds that classic comic characters inhabit, both delighting die-hard "geeks," and captivating folks who've never picked up a comic book in their lives.

Comic book films have always been popular, dating back to the movie serials of the 1940s featuring Superman, Batman, and Flash Gordon, just to name a few. Christopher Reeve's "Superman" in 1978...
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Check Out 'Pride & Glory,' On DVD Jan. 27

January 24th, 2009 6:18am EST
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Director Gavin O'Connor collaborates with Narc director/screenwriter Joe Carnahan on the family-focused police drama Pride and Glory concerning an honest homicide detective (Edward Norton) assigned to investigate the precinct run by his potentially crooked older brother (Noah Emmerich).

As the investigation begins to reveal some troubling facts about the precinct, it gradually becomes apparent that the policeman who is also the older brother's best friend (Colin Farrell) may be the man orchestrating many of the suspected crimes.

Buy it here!
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Interview: Writer, Director Neil Burger Follows Iraq Soldiers on Leave in 'The Lucky Ones'

October 1st, 2008 10:52am EDT
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(HolywoodChicago) – In his short career as a writer and director, Neil Burger has taken on the John F. Kennedy assassination in “Interview with the Assassin” and the mysteries of magic in “The Illusionist,” which starred Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti and Jessica Biel.

With his new film “The Lucky Ones,” Burger tackles the dichotomy between the fighting soldiers in Iraq and a country that can’t equal that sacrifice on the home front during wartime.

Tim Robbins as Cheever in “The Lucky Ones,” which is directed by Neil Burger.

Photo credit: James Bridges

In a recen...
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Celebrity Serial Daters

September 16th, 2008 9:15am EDT
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In Hollywood, the dating circle seems to be so small that most celebrities share boyfriends and girlfriends and swap spit left and right. The time between significant others seems to get shorter and shorter as well. Last week's tabloid cover may show a huge celebrity breakup and the week after it will feature the same exes and who they're already dating next. And although this isn't the case with all of Hollywood, there are a few we like to call Celebrity Serial Daters.

John Mayer uses his smooth rock star status to make the ladies fall for him, but seems to break their hearts just a...
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Spike TV Announces Nominees For 'Scream 2008'

September 15th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
SCREAM 2008
It will be one "dark knight" this October as Spike TV presents the third annual "SCREAM," a celebration of the best in horror, sci-fi, fantasy and comic genres.

Taping on Saturday, October 18 from The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "SCREAM 2008" will premiere on Spike TV Tuesday, October 21 (9:00- 11:00 PM, ET/PT). Show host, presenters and musical performers to be announced shortly.

"We're incredibly honored to have the support of such luminaries in the creative community to help determine the nominees for 'SCREAM 2008,'" says Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event prod...
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'The Incredible Hulk' Indeed Jacked Up on CGI Roids

June 13th, 2008 9:53am EDT
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(Hollywoodchicago.com) – Technology has done double-edged service and disservice to the legendary Hulk superhero character from Stan Lee’s Marvel Comics.

In peering at the CGI-created ripped body of nothing remotely reminiscent of Edward Norton, the 2008 film iteration of “The Incredible Hulk” has a leg light years up on Lou Ferrigno’s character in the 1978 television series of the “The Incredible Hulk”. Then, Ferrigno only had the luxury of makeup. The rest was the real deal.

On the other hand, Ferrigno – who treats 2008 audiences in a gasping reveal when he appears in...
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Movie Season Is Just Heating Up: 10 More Flicks To Watch This Summer

May 27th, 2008 9:58am EDT
Wanted
Iron Man has already grossed over $400 million worlwide. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull became the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever. With both of these films already in the books, what are the top 10 remaining summer movies to see? This list picks 10 films out of all the remaining movies from now until the end of August. Judging by this list, July looks like it could be one of the biggest months in years.

10. The Incredible Hulk

Release Date: June 13th

Director: Louis Leterrier (Transporter 1 & 2)

It is never a good sign when a franchise n...
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