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Review: 'Crave' A Brilliant Film With No Direction

December 4th, 2013 11:40am EST
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There’s certainly nothing wrong with stating that a really good film can sometimes sink or swim during the script phase.  Of course a top notch director can fill in certain story blanks with style if needed, but any flick worth its salt begins with decent writing.  Hitting all the right notes, telling a cohesive tale and engaging the audiences with captivating characters are screenwriters’ bread and butter.  It’s frankly what is so utterly disappointing about award –winning doc filmmaker Charles de Lauzirika new narrative feature film debut titled "Crave."  Amidst the sensational style, mem...
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11 Stars Who Will Never Be People's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

November 15th, 2012 2:04pm EST
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Channing Tatum was named this year's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, the 24th guy to earn the superficial title.

Tatum joins the likes of George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt on the list; which has been around for 27 years now; and we thought we'd have a little fun with it and come up with a list of the top 10 guys we think (and are pretty sure) will never be named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People -- or any other publication, for that matter.

It may seem a little mean, but it's all in the name of good humor; and if anybody can take it, it's these...
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Blu-ray Interview/Review: Billy Zane on Scorpion King 3, Demon Knight And Good Vs. Evil

January 11th, 2012 12:45pm EST
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Nobody does bad like Billy. With his breakout performance as the insane sea creep in the early Nicole Kidman/Sam Neill flick "Dead Calm," the great Billy Zane has a career load of memorable bad guys under his belt. (See "Tales From The Crypt Presents Demon Knight" and "Titanic" to name a few!) He once again enlists the dark side of a cool character with his latest film "The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption," the third in the Scorpion King Franchise that hits Blu-ray and DVD on Jan. 10 from Universal Home Entertainment. Zane plays King Talus, a power hungry ruffian who is searching...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Conan The Barbarian'

November 22nd, 2011 4:10pm EST
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Hulking men. Warrior women. And some bloody battles to boot. May sound like a trip to Ladies Night, but it’s actually the return of famed muscular swordsman "Conan The Barbarian," out Nov 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The opinion spell is cast and the review blade is sharp – move out!

Title: "Conan The Barbarian"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman

Director: Marcus Nispel

Rating: R

Runtime: 112 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: For all the negative whoopla surrounding this remake, I rather ...
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'Conan The Barbarian' Crashes Onto Blu-ray & DVD Nov. 22

November 19th, 2011 7:30am EST
Conan The Barbarian
When a powerful force of supernatural evil threatens to destroy Hyboria, legendary Cimmerian warrior Conan (Jason Momoa) raises his sword against mythical monsters and treacherous enemies in "Conan the Barbarian."

A boy born on the battlefield grows into a hulking warrior hell-bent on avenging his father's death. But Conan's personal vendetta soon escalates into an epic battle of impossible odds, facing the fiercest of rivals and the most horrific of monsters.

Ron Perlman, Rose McGowan, Stephen Lang, and Rachel Nichols co-star in the sweeping fantasy adventure based on the character creat...
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Q&A: More 'Pretend Time' With Nick Swardson

October 4th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
 'Pretend Time' With Nick Swardson
Nick Swardson is going to push your buttons and enjoy doing it. With Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, he's got a platform to cover everything from a parody of 16 and Pregnant to alien paternity tests.

As the show returns for its second season tomorrow night on Comedy Central, Nick recently stopped by to chat with me about what makes up one of the most twisted shows on television and who he finds funny.

Now that you're working on the second season of Pretend Time, what are some of the differences between season one and season two?

The content I think is even more aggressive, which I d...
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Review: 'Drive' Steers Clear Of Movie Cliches By Shifting Into High Gear

September 17th, 2011 12:12pm EDT
Drive
“Drive” is a point blank shotgun blast to your dome. This is not a metaphor. About a half hour into “Drive”, the audience (and myself) started questioning what exactly Director Nicolas Winding Refn was attempting to accomplish by putting all this pesky exposition in an action movie. Then second act of the movie kicks in with a literal point-blank shotgun blast to the dome, and does not let up. It's jarring how unexpectedly graphically violent this film is. The blood and violence arrives quickly and doesn't stop flowing until the credits. Once Ryan Gosling's character is in the sh*t, he's i...
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Review: 'Drive' - Two Jews Agree This Over The Top Thriller Stalls (Video)

September 15th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Ryan Gosling is 'Driver'. He drives...fast...very fast...If you're a burglar, he's your go-to guy. Just make sure you get the job done in five minutes. Because that's all you got... One minute late, Driver is gone.

Now, driving a get-a-way car is Driver's night job. His day job is slightly more glamorous. Driver is a stunt driver for movies...That is, when he's not working as a mechanic, for Shannon (Bryan Cranston) who just happens to be the Driver's agent and manager as well.

Shannon is a man with a dream. He wants to fund a stock car...
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Ryan Gosling Thinks He's 'Weird Looking,' Credits REO Speedwagon For 'Drive' Being Made

September 10th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Drive has been tearing up the festival circuit since it premiered at Cannes in May. Through the Los Angeles Film Festival, Telluride and the Toronto International Film Festival, the film has wowed audiences with its brutal violence and subtle silence, omitting almost all the dialogue.

Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver at night. He gets into a bad deal trying to help his neighbor (Carey Mulligan). It’s a heroic turn for Gosling. As if he weren’t dreamy enough already, he described movies as putting you under a spell. Is anyone not in love with Ry...
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Check Out The First 'Bloody' Scene From 'Conan The Barbarian' Just Released (Video)

July 19th, 2011 12:29pm EDT
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As a pre-teaser to Comic-Con, Loinsgate has released a bloody little gem for fans to view from Conan the Barbarian. It's the first scene in the film and Conan as a young boy gets his first test as a warrior. If you are a fan of series Barbarian butt kicking and blood, we think you'll enjoy this clip.

Check out additional some additional clips here.
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LA Film Fest 2011 Review - 'Drive' A Movie Marriage That Doesn't Work

June 21st, 2011 11:00am EDT
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The strange thing about the engaging work by filmmaker Nicholas Winding Refn (“Bronson” and the “Pusher” trilogy!) is that his movies always seem to relish having an distinctively uneven tone and it’s both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand it’s a unique way of shaking up the traditions of the modern day motion picture, but on the other it’s a discombobulating device that almost ensures the work will never be five-star stuff – a cinematic conundrum indeed. Unfortunately the problem is even more glaring and severe in the case of Refn’s latest outing "Drive" due to the filmmaker abando...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Season Of The Witch' & 'Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune'

January 3rd, 2011 9:09am EST
Season of the Witch
Happy 2011 everyone! I hope you all had a safe New Year’s celebration. While I was waiting for festivities to begin, I happened upon a film about New Year’s Eve that I had never seen before on television called “200 Cigarettes.” This 1999 movie could probably best be described as a “Dazed and Confused” that takes place in the 1980s. Coincidentally it also features Ben Affleck.

The story follows a group of twenty-somethings in New York City trying to find the perfect New Year’s Eve celebration, while also coping with love, loneliness, and desire. This is definitely one of those films ...
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Ron Perlman To Play Ugly Transsexual In 'Frankie Goes Boom'

December 2nd, 2010 8:32am EST
Ron Perlman
"Hellboy" star Ron Perlman is set to shock fans by playing a transsexual former convict in oddball new movie "Frankie Goes Boom."

The movie star insists he makes a very ugly woman, who changed her name from Phil to Phyllis, in the film - but he had a great time in drag.

Perlman tells WENN, "I'm wearing a dress, a wig, I had my legs, chest and arms shaved. I had a beautiful pedicure and a lovely manicure, and I was the ugliest woman you've ever seen in your life, which is why I took the job.

"They offered me two different roles and I went for the transsexual because I felt like when the d...
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Ron Perlman Quits 'The Hobbit'

December 1st, 2010 11:30pm EST
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Peter Jackson's The Hobbit has suffered another blow - Hellboy star Ron Perlman has quit the Lord Of The Rings prequel.

The actor was slated to join pal Guillermo del Toro on the film, but when the director quit the project, so did Perlman.

He says, "I was going to be in The Hobbit when Guillermo was directing... but not anymore."

Showing loyalty to the Latino moviemaker, the actor now hopes to be a part of Del Toro's new film At The Mountains of Madness.

Production on The Hobbit has been stalled for months due to financial issues and actors union action in New Zealand, where the movie ...
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'Tangled' Review: Two Jews On Film' Go 3D With 'Tangled' (Video)

November 24th, 2010 4:42pm EST
'Tangled', the newest 3D film from Disney Studios, written by Dan Fogelman (Cars) with music by Alan Menken (Little Mermaid) is the reworking of the fairytale, Rapunzel. Once upon a time, lived a baby princess, named Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) with magical hair that had the power to rejuvenate. An evil witch (Donna Murphy) decides growing old sucks, so she steals Rapunzel from the King and Queen. The evil witch locks Rapunzel in a tower and pretends to be her loving mother. Rapunzel grows up and like any normal teenager wants to leave home and experience the real world. As fate would have...
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'Tangled' Review: Disney's Magic Is Back With Charming, Rousing Songs & Storyline

November 22nd, 2010 9:21am EST
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Disney has had some hits and misses with animated films in recent memory. Sure, the mighty house of mouse made “Beauty and The Beast” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” but “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” was sad, “Pocahontas” was oddly animated, “Hercules” was grotesque, and “Mulan” was lacking in song quality. The less said about “Home on The Range” the better.

So Disney went to CGI animated films and tried to play catch up to Pixar. The results thus far have been mixed. “Meet the Robinsons” was cute, “Bolt” was adorable, “Chicken Little” was middling, and nothing really captured the 90's magic...
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Mickey Rourke Quits 'Conan'

March 16th, 2010 1:12pm EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has quit his role in the upcoming big screen remake of "Conan The Barbarian." "The Wrestler" actor had signed up to play Conan's father in the new movie alongside former "Baywatch" star Jason Momoa, who will tackle the role made famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1982 original.

However, Rourke has now dropped out of the production, and will be replaced by "Hellboy" star Ron Perlman, according to Moviehole.net.

Perlman was previously involved with the animated Conan TV series, voicing the lead role.

Conan The Barbarian is slated for a 2011 release.

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Highlights & Embarrassing Bits Of 'American Idol's' Season 9 Boston Auditions

January 13th, 2010 9:09am EST
American Idol
For "American Idol" fans, last night's premiere was nothing if not bittersweet. Sweet because after the long hiatus, "Idol" is finally back, bitter because last night was the last first time we'll ever see Simon Cowell again.

Luckily, we will be able to watch Simon, one last time, make the rounds through various cities and spitting snarky venom at various poor singers. It's a bit of car crash delight that comes but once a year and signals we are again at the beginning of a brand new "Idol" season.

But before we get to the embarrassing bits of attempted music, let's review the actual...
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Best Celebrity Voice Acting Roles

June 12th, 2009 9:22am EDT
Kung Fu Panda
Voice acting is a much more lucrative business than one might imagine, with the actors in question providing their voice for animated movies, video games, television shows, voice overs, and anything else that requires a voice but no face. Some actors do only that kind of work, giving themselves a certain amount of fame in that industry, such as "The Simpsons" cast.

Everything changed when voice acting became a business not only for unknowns, but also an attractive fad for celebrities who wanted to broaden their horizons ... or make a movie "for the kids." Now it seems that no animated...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 20th, 2009 9:44am EDT
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This week is fairly busy at the box office, with seven movies arriving. Four of them are general release, while the other three are limited release. I will be going over "Obsessed," "Earth," "Fighting," "The Soloist," "Tyson," "Mutant Chronicles," and "The Informers."

OBSESSED

Successful asset manager Derek Charles (Idris Elba) has everything a man could want. He just received a promotion at work and he has a happy marriage, but when an obsessed temp in his office (Ali Larter) starts stalking him, his picture-perfect life is placed in serious danger.

"Obsessed" is the first fe...
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Henry Rollins To Guest Star On FX Drama 'Sons Of Anarchy'

March 16th, 2009 2:15pm EDT
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Grammy Award-winning musician and actor Henry Rollins will guest star in the FX drama series Sons of Anarchy for its second season, which is scheduled to return to the network in the fall, announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, FX Networks.

Rollins will play a new antagonist in the show's fictional town of Charming, California who poses a deadly threat to the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. He is scheduled to appear in six episodes.

"Henry will bring his intensity and muscularity to this complex part," said Grad. "We look forward to seeing him inh...
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Interview: Sprague Grayden Talks of New '24' Role And More

November 18th, 2008 10:12am EST
Sprague Grayden
Sprague Grayden is a pleasure to talk to about almost anything and everything, which it seems we did. She talked to us about her new role on Fox's "24" as well as previous shows like "Jericho," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Six Feet Under." We also discussed her love of sci-fi and Pez.

We should get this out of the way, since it is probably the first question everyone asks. Your first name is your mom's maiden name, correct? It's very cool.

Yes. Thanks!

So if you have a child, will you maybe name him/her Grayden?

Grayden is a pretty cool first name for a child but I'm going to ...
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'Sons Of Anarchy' Continues The Dysfunctional Family Drama

September 18th, 2008 10:12am EDT
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Cable programming seems to have a trend other than sex going on. Yes, cable dramas are more violent and vulgar than anything that's found on the standard network lineup. However, cable also seem to love the dynamics that center on families.

The newest offering from the desperately controversial FX is Sons of Anarchy, a show about a biker gang in Charming, California. The series follows Jackson "Jax" Teller (Charlie Hunnam), the future leader of the biker gang and stepson to the current leader Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman).

Jax is still close to his mother Gemma (Katey Sagal) and try...
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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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Following 'Pan's Labyrinth,' 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army' Regresses From Best to Worst For Guillermo del Toro

July 11th, 2008 2:22pm EDT
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
(Hollywoodchicago) – Hellboy is plugged as the world’s brawniest, kitten-loving superhero. While that paradox is supposed to be both funny and action packed, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” from famed writer and director Guillermo del Toro falls flat on the funny front and instead winds up on the funny farm.

Amid a superhero-laden 2008 with true blockbusters including “The Dark Knight” (opening on July 18, 2008), “Iron Man,” “Hancock,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Punisher: War Zone” (opening on Dec. 5, 2008), “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” had just as much potential but reveals only semi-b...
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'Hellboy 2' In Theaters This Weekend

July 11th, 2008 12:15pm EDT
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Ron Perlman returns to the role of the big red BPRD agent in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, directed once again by Guillermo del Toro and scripted as before in collaboration with original Hellboy creator Mike Mignola.

Watch the stars talk about 'Hellboy 2' at the movie's premiere HERE!

For centuries, an ancient truce has kept the naïve citizens of the human race safe from the horrors of the invisible realm -- but that's all about to change, and fast. A ruthless leader has emerged in the invisible realm, a tyrant just as comfortable walking the surface realm as he is living in the...
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Opening July 11: Hellboy II: The Golden Army

July 8th, 2008 11:16am EDT
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Ron Perlman returns to the role of the big red BPRD agent in this sequel to 2004's Hellboy, directed once again by Guillermo del Toro and scripted as before in collaboration with original -Hellboy creator... Continue Summary

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Comic Con Movie Sneak Peek: 'Wanted,' 'Hellboy 2' & More

April 25th, 2008 8:30am EDT
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Starpulse writer Dee Doyle braved the crowds and costumes at Comic Con last weekend to get the dirt on anticipated films Wanted, Hellboy 2, Harold & Kumar Escape To Guantanamo Bay and Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D. The various panel discussions proved there's tons of action, special effects and hilarity to look forward to this summer (and this weekend!):

"Wanted": Unimpressive Overall & Just Another Action Flick

When a movie is said to be loosely based off a comic book, this can mean it is similar to the comic but certain elements are changed, or in the case of the upcomi...
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Summer Movie Preview: Indy Returns, The Joker Wreaks Havoc On Gotham City & More

April 14th, 2008 10:25am EDT
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The spring movie season had a few hits (21, Horton Hears A Who) and some unfortunate misses (Shutter, 10,000 B.C.). Thankfully, we have warm weather and great movies to look forward to in the upcoming months. Here's a sneak peak at some of the films that will be hitting theaters this summer:

Iron Man

Release Date: May 2

"Iron Man" is an action-packed take on the tale of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight the throes of evil.

Also opening May 2: Made of Honor

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspia...
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Revamping The 'X-Men' Movies: Possibilities For The Future

January 23rd, 2008 12:06pm EST
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For better or worse we have a completed X-Men movie trilogy. You didn't think that was the end though, right? Wolverine fans can expect the character to debut in a self-titled movie due for release in 2009, with a Magneto prequel set to follow. It's only a matter of time before the X-Mansion is revisited and we get another outing with our favorite mutant team.

If they do make an "X-Men 4" perhaps it'll be time to change a few things within the franchise -- a new creative team perhaps, some new cast members, maybe *gasp* not have Wolverine as the lead character. Let's take a look at so...
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