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Guy Pearce 'A Bit Nervous' About Working With Robert Downey, Jr.

April 21st, 2013 8:36am EDT
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce felt anxious about starring opposite Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man 3 because he feared the renowned Hollywood actor would be difficult to work with.

The Prometheus actor has joined the cast of the superhero franchise for the third outing in the movie series, acting alongside Downey, Jr. as playboy-turned-action man Tony Stark.

Nonetheless Pearce admits he had reservations about dealing with Downey, Jr. on the set of the blockbuster, but was relieved when he realized his concerns were unfounded.

He tells the Sydney Morning Herald, "I was a bit nervous that he might have bee...
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Review: 'Prometheus' - A Film You'll Remember Long After The Credits Roll

June 4th, 2012 7:04pm EDT
Prometheus
What if you had the chance to meet the people who created you? And by you I mean the human race. Could you resist such an opportunity?

Two brilliant scientists, the intense, religious Dr. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and the very unspiritual Dr. Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) certainly can't. Not after they discover a series of cave paintings that turn out to be a star map, left by several ancient Earth civilizations that points to the same location in distant space.

They believe that they found the planet that is home to the engineers of the human race. And Shaw and Holloway are determined to p...
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Trailer Talk: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Could Be This Summer's Next Big Blockbuster & More

June 4th, 2012 1:02pm EDT
Prometheus
Arriving in theaters this week are Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated sci-fi vehicle “Prometheus,” the silly computer animated sequel “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” the coming-of-age comedy “Lola Versus,” the indie time travel comedy “Safety Not Guaranteed,” the period piece drama “Bel Ami,” the family relationship dramedy “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” and Todd Solondz’s drama “Dark Horse.”

Unfortunately my pick from last week, “Snow White and the Huntsman,” was plagued by bad acting, lackluster action scenes, and farfetched concepts even for a fairy tale. Not only was it diff...
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Guy Pearce In Talks To Join Iron Man 3 Cast

April 22nd, 2012 9:55pm EDT
Guy Pearce
Aussie actor Guy Pearce is in talks to join Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Kingsley in Iron Man 3.

The Memento star is slated to play geneticist Aldrich Killian - the man behind the Extremis serum, which empowers heroes, like Downey, Jr's Iron Man and villainous terrorists alike.

Production on Iron Man 3 is set to begin next month in North Carolina.
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Guy Pearce Apologizes For Mocking Australian Capital

April 13th, 2012 8:36am EDT
Guy Pearce
Guy Pearce has apologized to his fellow Australians after mocking the nation's capital city in a interview, insisting he feels "embarrassed and mortified" and is "truly very sorry."

The Memento star, who was born in England and moved to Australia as a child, made a series of jibes about the city of Canberra during an appearance on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson this week, joking that there is "a lot wrong about Canberra" and "people from Canberra usually deny they are from Canberra."

His comments upset politicians and tourism bosses Down Under, and Pearce has now released a sta...
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Guy Pearce Causes Outrage Down Under With Canberra Taunts

April 12th, 2012 9:31am EDT
Guy Pearce
Actor Guy Pearce has infuriated his fellow Aussies by making fun of the country's capital in a TV interview.

The L.A. Confidential star, who was born in England but moved to Geelong, Australia aged three, appeared as a guest this week on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and the host spent much of the episode making jokes about the city of Canberra.

When Pearce took a seat, Ferguson asked the star whether he was wrong to criticize the Aussie capital and he replied, "No, no, there's a lot wrong about Canberra but you're not wrong about Canberra... People from Canberra usually deny...
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Guy Pearce Pumped Up For Action Hero Role In 'Lockout'

April 11th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Lockout
Guy Pearce is well known for his dramatic work in movies like Memento and The King’s Speech. Viewers will see his physical side in Lockout, as the action hero Snow. Pearce has a strapping body with arms exploding out of a tank top.

“It was a lot of serious working out in a Belgrade gym,” Pearce said. He shot the film in Serbia. Snow has to go to a space prison to rescue the president’s daughter (Maggie Grace), and he looks like he can handle himself.

“I just went back to the gym. I used to work out in the gym a lot when I was younger. I was a competition body builder when I was 16 or some...
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Review: Sci-Fi Thriller 'Lockout' Falls To Earth (Video)

April 10th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Lockout
The year is 2079 and in this so-called Sci-Fi futuristic thriller, entitled 'Lockout', 500 of the most violent criminals are kept in a state of suspended animation on a space station orbiting above earth. This high tech penitentiary is known as MS One.

I say so-called, because the sleeping prisoners are the only aspect of this film that can be deemed 'futuristic' or even, 'Sci-Fi.'

The film was written (along with Luc Besson) and directed by James Mather and Stephen St. Leger, who I guess are famous for a 15 minute short called 'Prey Alone.'

Guy Pearce plays Agent Snow, who has been se...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Cabin In The Woods,' 'Three Stooges' & More

April 9th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
My high hopes for the fourth “American Pie” movie were dashed after I saw “American Reunion.” There was plenty of 90s nostalgia and some of the trademark humor that you love from the franchise, but on the whole the film was pretty depressing. For more of my thoughts, check out the full review.

Dropping in at the box office this week are the Joss Whedon penned horror film “The Cabin in the Woods,” the modern-day take on a classic comedy trio in “The Three Stooges,” the action packed sci-fi movie “Lockout,” the African American kidnapping thriller “Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day,” ...
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10 Book-To-Film Adaptations To Look Out For In 2012

March 20th, 2012 11:00am EDT
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2012 is shaping up to be a very literate year in motion pictures. Over 30 films on the release schedule are based on books, short stories or comic books. Below are 10 of the most notable.

1. BEING FLYNN

Based on: Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn

Basic plot: A guy who works at a homeless shelter finds his estranged, alcoholic, deadbeat dad wandering in one night.

Starring: Robert DeNiro, Paul Dano, Julianne Moore

Director: Paul Weitz

Why it’ll make you thankful: I’m guessing your father isn’t in a homeless shelter…

Release date: Opened March 2 (limited)

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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - '21 Jump Street,' 'Casa de mi Padre,' & More

March 12th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
I can’t believe it took me so long to finally watch 2009’s “Pirate Radio.” Set in the 60s, this period piece superbly captures the spirit, styles, and music of the era. The film tells a compelling story about a group of rebels challenging the system, who are portrayed by a fantastic cast of actors. It’s one of the few movies I’ve watched in recent months, that I had zero complaints about. My Grade: A+

Comedies are in abundance at the box office this week with the 1980s inspired action comedy “21 Jump Street,” the Will Ferrell western comedy “Casa de mi Padre,” the Jason Segel familial...
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'Prometheus' Trailer Released

December 23rd, 2011 2:25pm EST
Prometheus
Ridley Scott's Prometheus was originally going to tie into the Aliens series before its story grew into something completely different. The trailer, released recently, shows the influence from the Aliens series - but it doesn't show any monsters just yet. Watch it below!

Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Charlize Theron, and Ben Foster. The movie is due out next summer.
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'The Help' Tops List Of 2012 SAG Film Nominees

December 14th, 2011 10:22am EST
The Help
The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Count Of Monte Cristo'

September 20th, 2011 10:28am EDT
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Ready to check out the crisp sounding swordplay of Jim "Passion of the Christ" Caviezel and Guy "Memento" Pearce in Blu-ray? Check out the review below of the now available "The Count of Monte Cristo" from the folks at Disney/Touchstone Home Entertainment – rules of sportsman conduct below!

Title: "The Count of Monte Cristo"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris

Director: Kevin Reynolds

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 131 minutes

Release Company: Disney/Touchstone Home Video

Website: www.BVHEBluray.com

The Flick: Despite the so-so direction of Kevin "Wat...
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'Modern Family' Dominates The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards (See List Of Winners)

September 19th, 2011 7:41am EDT
Modern Family
Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honors of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat t...
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Two Jews' Review: 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' Has Illogical Scenes But Seat Jumping Moments

August 25th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark'
Two Jews on Film: By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Take one young, unhappy girl who is sent to live with her busy, preoccupied father and his overly sweet girlfriend, throw in a super big scary gothic mansion with a basement, that has a sealed off fireplace (are there any other kind) and a hundred (give or take) ancient, super ugly, tiny demon like creatures, badly in need of dental work, and you have the film 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark'.

This film is written by one of my favorite horror guys, Guillermo del Toro. He wrote the script along with Matthew Robbins and it's directed by newcomer, T...
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Review: Horror Of 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' As Hollow As A Hallway

August 23rd, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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There are a few surefire elements that can make a horror film satisfying. The adrenaline rush that comes with good scares, the sight of some lingering blood and guts effects or even characters so complex and real that an audience can’t help but come along for the ride. "Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark" is a rare genre flick with none of the above and don’t let the large print Guillermo del Toro presents banner fool you – comic book artist turned director Troy Nixey gets all the credit for this colossal waste of space.

Young girl Sally moves into a house that is being remodeled by her dad and...
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Early 2011 Emmy Predictions: Here's Who Will Win

August 20th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Mad Men
It may be a little early to predict the Emmy winners, but unlike the Oscars, not much changes in the Emmy Awards season once the nominations are out.

The Emmys can be very tough to predict, but we'll take our best shot. Here's who we think will go home with the gold on Sept. 18th. Do you agree?

Outstanding Drama Series
'Boardwalk Empire'
'Dexter'
'Friday Night Lights'
'Game of Thrones'
'The Good Wife'
'Mad Men'

After yet another outstanding season, it looks like 'Mad Men' may make it four in a row. Its only real competition is 'Boardwalk Empire,' which took the Golden Globe, and...
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Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 - 'What To See'

June 17th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
LAFF poster
It’s that time of year again here in sunny Los Angeles, California – LA Film Fest time! The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival taking place June 16-26 in the heart of downtown LA (go to www.LaFilmFest.com for more details!) is upon us and Starpulse is going to be covering everything fest related this year. From dramatic documentaries to star-studded screenings (and even some free outdoor classics!), we’re gonna be right in the heart of this years event covering all the memorable movies both big and small. (Plus a few parties and mixers just for giggles!)

So to get the cinematic ball rollin...
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Katie Holmes Looks Magnificent In Magenta

May 24th, 2011 8:19am EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes looked stunning in a bright gown as she left her New York City apartment last night. Holmes was photographed earlier in the day flying into New York after visiting her husband Tom Cruise in Miami.

The actress stars in the upcoming film "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark. Introverted Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison) has just moved in with her father, Alex (Guy Pearce), and his girlfriend, Kim (Holmes), when she realizes that their sprawling estate holds its fair share of secrets.

Descending into the depths of the house, Sally gains access to a secret lower level that has lain undisturb...
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Evan Rachel Wood Sizzles At The Mildred Pierce Premiere

March 23rd, 2011 6:14pm EDT
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood wowed on the red carpet Saturday evening for the Mildred Pierce premiere a the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. She wore a gorgeous burgundy dress that showed off a little leg.

Wood stars alongside Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce and recent Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) in the period melodrama based on James L.Cain's book of the same name.

In the five-part HBO miniseries, Wood plays Veda, the spoiled daughter of the title character (Winslet) - an aspiring concert pianist whose dreams are dashed, creating a reft between her and her mother.

Variety magazine's Brian Low...
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Review 'The King's Speech': 'Two Jews On Film Give Double Bagel Award (Review)

November 21st, 2010 1:00pm EST
'The King's Speech' directed by Tom Hooper, simply put is a beautiful, Oscar worthy film. After the death of his father, King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward V111 (Guy Pearce, Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all of his life, is suddenly crowned King George V1 of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World,' 'The Expendables,' & More

August 9th, 2010 9:00am EDT
The Expendables
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to interview Edgar Wright, the director of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as well as cast members Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, and Anna Kendrick. Michael and Jason are very funny in person and had some hilarious thing to say about their physical training for the film. Definitely check out the story here if you have not already. A review will be posted later this week on the movie’s release date.

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”hits the box office this week with Sylvester Stallone’s action epic The Expendables, the Julia Roberts drama “Eat Pray L...
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Made In Connecticut: Filmmakers Turn East Coast State Into Moviemaking Mecca

May 8th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Is Connecticut the new Hollywood? Probably not, but it has become a hotspot for filmmaking. The quaint, colonial towns and Yale's impressive architecture led director Steven Spielberg to direct a portion of his highly anticipated "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in New Haven. Director Sam Mendes admits that the state is a central character in his latest movie, "Revolutionary Road," starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sure, the New England state is beautiful in the fall with its crimson leaves, pumpkin patches, and white picket fences. It features beautifu...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 5

October 5th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Kate Winslet
Happy Birthday to hotel heiress Nicky Hilton, unsinkable actress Kate Winslet, hoops star Grant Hill, Queen of the Desert Guy Pearce, prolific hockey goalie Patrick Roy (1965), hockey superstar Mario Lemieux (1965), actor Daniel Baldwin (which one is he?)(1960), comedian Bernie Mac (1958), musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof (1954), English horror author Clive Barker (1952), actress Karen Allen (1951), cabbie Jeff Conaway (1950), bandleader Steve Miller (1943), actress Diahann Carroll (1935), actor Donald Pleasence (1919), and 21st President of the United States Chester A. Arthur (1829).
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The Sensuality, Style And Vivacious Spark Of 'Factory Girl' Arrives On DVD July 17

July 4th, 2007 1:00pm EDT
Factory Girl
SANTA MONICA, CA - Detailing the rise and fall of Edie Sedgwick - the blazing mid-sixties superstar, the "It Girl," the muse to eccentric artist Andy Warhol - the unrated director's cut of Factory Girl comes to DVD on July 17 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company.

Powerful performances from Sienna Miller (Alfie, Casanova) and Guy Pearce (Memento, L.A. Confidential), combined with a riveting multi-media collage of actual footage including archival tapes, still photos, and scenes from Warhol's movies, Factory Girl brings to life Sedgwick's ascension to the quintessential ic...
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Guy Pearce Stars In "First Snow," In Theaters March 23

February 19th, 2007 11:00pm EST
Guy Pearce
Wound tight and cocky, Jimmy Starks (Guy Pearce) has plans, big plans. A smooth-talking salesman, he might be in flooring now, but he's got a surefire idea that'll take him through the roof -- selling restored jukeboxes to bars across the country. People will be lining up to throw money into 'em, right? Certain he's standing on the precipice of great fortune if only he can get financial backing, Jimmy is barreling down the road to success, when one by one things start to break down . . . starting with his car.

Suddenly stranded in the middle of a remote New Mexican town, desolate as an...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 5

October 5th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Kate Winslet
Happy Birthday to hotel heiress Nicky Hilton, unsinkable actress Kate Winslet, hoops star Grant Hill, Queen of the Desert Guy Pearce, prolific hockey goalie Patrick Roy (1965), hockey superstar Mario Lemieux (1965), actor Daniel Baldwin (which one is he?)(1960), comedian Bernie Mac (1958), musician and humanitarian Bob Geldof (1954), English horror author Clive Barker (1952), actress Karen Allen (1951), cabbie Jeff Conaway (1950), bandleader Steve Miller (1943), actress Diahann Carroll (1935), actor Donald Pleasence (1919), and 21st President of the United States Chester A. Arthur (1829).
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