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Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.

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Another Look At the Cast Of 'Star Trek'

May 9th, 2009 10:41am EDT
Star Trek
The reviews for Star Trek have been mostly positive, so it's okay to assume the sequel that Paramount gave the go ahead to a few weeks ago is going to happen. Here's a quick look at the "cast of unknowns" who actually have a lot of acting credits between them.

Chris Pine starred opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2

and Lindsay pre-rehab trips Lohan in Just My Luck. He was nearly unrecognizable in Smokin' Aces, but his least hated project was probably the little seen Bottle Shock.

After a few the less said the better television show appearances, Zachary Quinto joined ...
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Lessons J.J. Abrams's 'Star Trek' Could Learn From Past 'Trek' Films

May 8th, 2009 9:50am EDT
Star Trek XI
It's been over 40 years since Gene Roddenbury's "Star Trek" hit the air, and after ten movies, 703 episodes from five different series, and faltering public interest, it's become difficult to go back to where no one has gone before. Now, four years after "Enterprise" went of the air, the original crew of the starship Enterprise has burst back onto the screen. Directed by "Lost" and "Alias" creator J.J. Abrams, this new installment of the "Star Trek" saga goes back to the beginning when James T. Kirk first slipped on his yellow Starfleet uniform. Still, it hasn't been an easy path for the lo...
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The Rising Stars Of Star Trek

May 6th, 2009 3:25pm EDT
Star Trek
Star Trek, which explores the origins of icons Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, opens this weekend, and while the characters aboard the USS Enterprise might be familiar, some of the faces might not. Here's a look at some of the past and future performances from the main cast:

CHRIS PINE

Plays: Captain James T. Kirk, eventual commander of the Starship Enterprise.

First On-Screen Role: A 2003 E.R. episode titled "A Thousand Cranes."

Where You've Seen Him Before: As Anne Hathaway's blue-blooded, bad-boy love interest in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Role He Probably Wishes ...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 4th, 2009 9:03am EDT
Star Trek
In the second week of our summer movie season, we have a lull in the number of films coming out. There are just three movies being released, and of those, two are premiering in mainstream theaters. Despite being a quiet week though, we have the release of "Star Trek," one of the most highly anticipated blockbusters of the summer, as well as "Next Day Air" and "Rudo y Cursi."

STAR TREK

In this re-imagination of the "Star Trek" franchise, the story chronicles the early adventures of James T. Kirk, Spock, and the other characters aboard the USS Enterprise from the original series. ...
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Review: 'Star Trek' Is A Blockbuster That Deserves The Hype

May 1st, 2009 2:24pm EDT
Star Trek XI
When the new "Star Trek" was announced, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring a hot young cast, it was playfully referred to as "Star Trek 90210" and many fans were skeptical of its worth. Reboots of popular series are often very disappointing, and it was especially dangerous with such a diehard fanbase ready to tear apart each and every detail. The Original Series started the Trek world, and it was known to be hilarious, cheesy, and the best sci-fi they had at the time. The Next Generation was sleek and more serious, but personally I always preferred the original cast; especially their movi...
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Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...
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CBS Consumer Products Rolls Out New 'Star Trek' Movie Merchandise

April 23rd, 2009 10:46pm EDT
Star Trek
Staying true to the motto "Live Long and Prosper," CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Entertainment, announced the availability of an all-new product lineup to support one of the summer's most anticipated blockbuster films, Star Trek. The impressive collection of new Star Trek products will include action figures, Barbie® dolls, games, books, clothing, home décor, fragrance and more. J.J. Abrams' Star Trek adaptation from Paramount Pictures will premiere on May 8.

"The upcoming Star Trek film is going to be a massive global entertainment event and with that in mind we have created ...
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New Trailer for J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' Breaks Download Records

March 12th, 2009 12:21pm EDT
Star Trek 2007
The new trailer for J.J. Abrams Star Trek had more than 1.8 million downloads during its first 24 hours on Apple.com and has gone on to become the most popular HD download ever on the site with more than five million downloads in its first five days. The trailer made its exclusive debut on Apple.com/trailers on March 6th giving fans a sneak peak of this summer's highly anticipated Star Trek for viewing on their Mac or PC, iPhone or iPod with video.

From J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Fringe, Lost and Alias), producer Damon Lindelof and executive producers Bryan Burk and Jeffrey ...
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Check Out The Latest Trailer For 'Star Trek'

March 6th, 2009 12:37pm EST
Zachary Quinto
J.J. Abrams' reboot of the Star Trek franchise stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock. The film was directed by J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe) and is set for a May 8th release. The official trailer was just released. And to be honest, it looks freaking awesome! Check it out:

Star Trek:

The cast:

Chris Pine - James Kirk

Zachary Quinto - Spock

Leonard Nimoy - Spock

Karl Urban - Leonard "Bones" McCoy

Eric Bana - Nero

Simon Pegg - Scotty

John Cho - Sulu

Bruce Greenwood - Christopher Pike

Anton Yelchin - Pavel Checkov

Zoe Saldana - Uh...
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Video: First Look At Star Trek 2009

November 19th, 2008 3:16pm EST
Star Trek
J.J. Abrams resurrects the original classic science fiction franchise Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry. The movie will hit theatres in May of 2009. Check out the trailer and let us know what you think. Do you think Abrams and the cast can pull it off?

Cast includes: Chris Pine - (James Kirk), Zachary Quinto - (Spock), Leonard Nimoy - (Spock), Karl Urban - (Leonard "Bones" McCoy), Eric Bana - (Nero), Simon Pegg - (Scotty), John Cho - (Sulu), Bruce Greenwood - (Christopher Pike), Anton Yelchin - (Pavel Checkov), Zoe Saldana - (Uhura), Winona Ryder - (Amanda Grayson)
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Slideshow: Movies Opening This Weekend

October 3rd, 2008 2:45pm EDT
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
There are plenty of films opening this weekend, but which one will reign supreme? Click through our photo slideshow, and tell us which ones you want to see (or avoid).

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

A pampered Chihuahua accustomed to the living the good life in glamorous Beverly Hills must reign in her heiress-instincts and rely on the kindness of strangers in order to find her way back home after becoming hopelessly lost in Mexico.

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Blindness

An epidemic of blindness pushes society to the break...
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Interview: British Cult Star Simon Pegg is Fish Out of Water in 'How to Lose Friends & Alienate People'

October 3rd, 2008 11:24am EDT
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
(HollywoodChicago) – Simon Pegg (the British cult hero of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”) was welcomed to a Chicago hotel where his press event was taking place with personalized water bottles that sported his face.

The star of the new film “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People” cradled the customized gift as if it were an Oscar trophy. He delightedly mocked the honor. It is good to be the king.

HollywoodChicago.com interviewed him from there in a free-wheeling forum about his rise to stardom, his coming to America and why everyone wants to join the Simon Pegg cult.

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Opening October 3: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

September 30th, 2008 12:20pm EDT
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Frequent Curb Your Enthusiasm director Robert B. Weide makes his feature directorial debut with this screen adaptation of British writer Toby Young's comedic novel of the same name. Continue summary

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British Invasion: UK Shows Coming To America

August 26th, 2008 9:03am EDT
Life On Mars
With the American version of "The Office" still leading NBC's fall line-up, remakes of successful British shows have become a hot commodity. Picking up on this success, several networks have snatched up the rights to remake some of the most popular British shows. It's a process that has obviously worked in the past, at least in the world of reality television. "Dancing with the Stars," "Big Brother," and "Celebrity Fit Club" all had their start in the Fallen Empire, but remakes of drama and comedy haven't been nearly as successful. For better of for worse, here's a list of shows that will i...
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Pulse Patrol: The 'Weakly' Round-Up Of User Comments

July 28th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week’s most gripping and insightful comments were made on “Amy Winehouse and her future Brood” story, the “Bat-Man” arrest, and “Moby as the Surgeon General” story as well as a Rejected Paris.

Topic Highlights =There was some perceptive observations made about Dolly Parton and her well-known assets, the not so Macho Zac Efron and David Carradine’s “Street Cred” comes under some scrutiny.

Top Commenter=...
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Opening March 28: Run Fat Boy Run

March 25th, 2008 3:15pm EDT
Run Fat Boy Run
An overweight man leaves his fiancée on their wedding day, only to realize years later that she's the one and only woman of his dreams in a romantic comedy that reunites Big Nothing co-stars Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer, this time with Schimmer in the director's chair. It's not easy to win back a woman after leaving her at the alter... Continue Summary

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New 'Star Trek' Film: Will it Suck or Satisfy?

March 7th, 2008 2:36pm EST
Star Trek
The newest entry in a popular film franchise invariably invokes feelings of anticipation and excitement from diehard fans. It also happens to raise expectations enormously for the finished product. Most of the time, when people actually get around to seeing the highly anticipated new release, their reactions are polarized. Some are enamored and fall in love with the offering, while others simply detest it. For the most part, eagerly awaited new installments in franchises like "Star Wars," "Indiana Jones," and "Star Trek" are met with one of those two reactions. Rarely are they thought ...
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Top 10 Movie Fight Scenes of 2007

December 31st, 2007 10:23am EST
300
From the epic shootout in Heat to the Terminator battling the T-1000, everyone loves fight sequences. The two previously mentioned are some of the best of all time. The good fight scenes stand out and the bad ones are forgotten. But it’s the great ones that are seared into our memory. The following is a list consisting of the very best fight scenes that 2007 had to offer.

# 10. Transformers – Optimus Prime vs. Bonecrusher

While this was a guilty pleasure of mine this year, for many fan-boys, it was a dream come true. Their childhood toys and favorite cartoons came to life like...
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Starpulse Q&A: Comedian Michael Ian Black Is An Obese, Baby Shaking Smartass

October 18th, 2007 11:01am EDT
Michael Ian Black
If you saw Michael Ian Black walking down the street or shopping in the store, you'd recognize his face from "Stella," "The State," "I Love The Series," or all those Sierra Mist ads he's done. But take away his face and what have you got? Ideas.

And it's those ideas that have made him a favorite of comedy stages and television sets nationwide. In this Starpulse Q and A, Black discusses his ideas and where they're taking him next, including some new territory in children's literature.

You've got the movie "Run, Fat Boy, Run," which you made with Simon Pegg, David Schwimmer, and ...
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The Hilarious, Action Packed 'Hot Fuzz' Blasts Its Way To DVD July 31

July 2nd, 2007 11:19am EDT
Hot Fuzz
A full-throttle action comedy that packs as many laughs as it does punches, Hot Fuzz comes to DVD and HD DVD Combo Disc on July 31, 2007 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

From Rogue Pictures and Working Title Films, and created by the same off-the-wall team that produced the wildly successful zombie laugh-fest Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz puts a wickedly witty spin on action films. An exciting and hilarious homage to buddy cop movies, Hot Fuzz reteams Shaun of the Dead stars Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible III) and Nick Frost alongside a stellar acting ensemble that includes ...
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Opening April 20: Hot Fuzz

April 17th, 2007 2:44pm EDT
Hot Fuzz
A top London cop who is so good at his job that he makes his fellow officers look like slackers in comparison is "promoted" to serve in the sleepy village of Sandford in this contemporary action comedy from the creators of Shaun of the Dead. Police constable Nicolas Angel (Simon Pegg) always gets his man, but these days his impeccable record seems to be more indicative of his fellow officer's... Continue Summary

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Makers Of "Shaun Of The Dead" Bring New Comedy "Hot Fuzz" To The U.S. April 20

February 11th, 2007 9:00pm EST
Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz is the action-packed new comedy from the makers of the hit movie Shaun of the Dead. With the same razor-sharp combination of humor and attention to detail they used to breathe new life into the undead, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have set their sights on action movies for their next uniquely funny vision.

Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is the finest cop London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so emba...
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Simon Pegg Says Tom Cruise Isn't Obsessed With Scientology

February 8th, 2007 9:23am EST
Tom Cruise
Simon Pegg has defended Tom Cruise. The Shaun Of The Dead actor worked with Tom on Mission: Impossible III and insists the controversial Hollywood star is not obsessed with Scientology and is a great guy.

Simon told FHM magazine: "He never mentioned it. I spent a lot of time with Tom and it wasn't spoken about once. Everything you hear about people, that isn't from first hand experience, is invariably wrong. And my first hand experience of Tom Cruise was very positive."

Tom was said to have spoken to several guests at his November wedding to Katie Holmes, including Jennifer Lopez,...
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