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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Scream 4,' 'Rio,' & More

April 11th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Scream 4
After seeing both “Arthur” and “Your Highness” last week, I could not believe how many other critics assigned them either the same score, or gave “Your Highness” a better grade. I found “Arthur” to be quite enjoyable, playing to Russell Brand’s strengths as my review states; while I thought “Your Highness,” was an immature comedy which fails to use raunchy humor effectively.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the long-awaited Wes Craven horror sequel “Scream 4,” the Carlos Saldanha animated adventure “Rio,” the off-beat Keanu Reeves comedy “Henry’s Crime,” and "The Conspirator"...
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Robert Redford Still Wants To Act

January 26th, 2011 9:15pm EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford is keen to let Hollywood producers know he's still an actor for hire, because he fears many casting chiefs think he's retired.

The movie great admits he's often perplexed when he approaches studios about roles he'd like to play - and executives are shocked he's still interested in being in front of camera.

Redford, who has become a leading environmentalist, businessman and revered film director, tells ABC News, "I say, 'Hey, I'd like to be (in that movie),' and they say, 'Would you? You're kidding.'

"Something is happening over the years that makes a lot of people think th...
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Robert Redford Opens Up Over Losing Son 50 Years Ago

January 23rd, 2011 1:30pm EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford doubts he will ever fully recover from the tragedy of losing his infant son more than 50 years ago.

The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid star was just 23 when he and his then-wife Lola's first child, Scott, died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) at two-and-a-half months old.

Redford, now 74, has rarely spoken out about the heartbreak, but admits in a new magazine interview that the young couple blamed itself for the tot's untimely demise - a "scar" he will bear for the rest of his life.

He tells AARP, "It was really hard. We were very young. I had my first theater j...
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Kevin Smith's 'Red State' Angers Baptist Church

January 22nd, 2011 11:24am EST
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith's new horror comedy "Red State" is shaping up to be one of the most controversial films ever shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah - with major protests planned at the film's premiere on Sunday.

The film, which satirises Christian fundamentalism, has attracted the wrath of officials at the infamous Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, who will picket outside the premiere.

In a strongly-worded press release, the church leaders claim Red State mocks "the servants of God" and they have branded Smith "a hater of Biblical proportions".

They've also attacked film festival found...
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Robert Redford Opens Sundance With News Of New Indian Deal

January 20th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Robert Redford
Movie icon Robert Redford has struck a deal with one of India's leading film companies to promote independent Asian cinema in America.

Officials at Redford’s Sundance Institute announced they had joined forces with New Delhi's Mahindra & Mahindra on Thursday as this year's Sundance Film Festival got underway in Park City, Utah.

A statement from M&M Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra reads, "Our intention is to nurture as well as hone the talents of an exciting new generation of Indian filmmakers. The guidance and knowhow of Sundance shall be extremely valuable to us in our...
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Ian Somerhalder To Turn 'Vampire Diaries' Set Green

June 29th, 2010 8:25am EDT
Ian Somerhalder
Actor Ian Somerhalder is urging bosses of hit show The Vampire Diaries to adopt more green techniques in a bid to help the environment. The star is backing a campaign by Go Green Mobile Power, which creates portable solar, wind or bio-diesel generators for use in the entertainment industry - and he's starting with an overhaul of his bloodsucking series.

He says, "It takes a lot of power to run a movie set. We go through a lot of fuel. It's harmful, and we can start changing that a little bit. We can get rid of these noisy, stinky, disgusting gas generators. There's going to be a lot of th...
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Cameron Diaz Will Date Almost Anyone

June 24th, 2010 9:08am EDT
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz loves being courted.

She said, "I do get men trying to pick me up (and) I'm always interested. I never shut down any man who's willing to ask me out, unless he's a total douchebag. It takes a lot for a guy to ask out a girl like me...It's not uncomplicated."

A star-studded TV telethon featuring Diaz, Robert Redford, Justin Bieber and Sting raised more than $1.3 million earlier this week to boost clean-up efforts along America's Gulf Coast in the wake of the oil disaster.

Diaz and Redford called on the public to hand over their hard-earned cash, with the "Charlie's Angels" s...
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Justin Bieber And Friends Raise $1.3 Million For Oil Slick Clean-Up

June 22nd, 2010 8:28am EDT
Justin Bieber
A star-studded TV telethon featuring Cameron Diaz, Robert Redford, Justin Bieber and Sting has raised more than $1.3 million to boost clean-up efforts along America's Gulf Coast in the wake of the oil disaster.

A huge host of celebrities turned out to appear with veteran newsman Larry King for a special two-hour live broadcast on Monday night. The show saw stars including Jenny McCarthy and Ted Danson manning the phones to take donations in a bid to boost funds for those affected by the massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico, which has been drifting ashore since a BP rig ruptured in Apri...
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Hollywood Stars Rally For Oil Spill Telethon

June 19th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Ian Somerhalder
Cameron Diaz, Robert Redford, Sting and Lenny Kravitz are lending their support to a star-studded TV telethon to raise funds for the state of Louisiana following the devastating BP oil spill in April.

TV bosses at CNN have answered actor Ian Somerhalder's call for action to help boost donations to the areas in the Gulf of Mexico worst affected by the huge catastrophe, which has been ruled the worst environmental disaster in American history.

The Vampire Diaries star, who hails from Covington, near to the coastline where oil is washing up daily, issued the plea to his Hollywood pals earlie...
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Betty White Draws Line With Nudity & Marijuana But Hopes For Beer Pong Rematch On 'SNL'

May 5th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Betty White
At 88-years-old, Betty White has the sizzling hot career that most 20-year-old starlets could only dream of. Refusing to sit back and enjoy her “golden years,” White is one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood today. When she’s not starring opposite America’s sweetheart Sandra Bullock in The Proposal, getting slammed into a puddle of mud for a Snickers, or spotted as dim-witted Rose Nylund in reruns of “Golden Girls,” White tirelessly fights for animal rights and accepts countless lifetime achievement awards. It’s no wonder that many demanded to see the funny lady host “Saturday Night Live...
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Robert De Niro, Robert Redford And Steven Spielberg Fight For Iranian Filmmaker

May 2nd, 2010 4:00pm EDT
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Stars including Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Steven Spielberg have joined forces in a bid to persuade the Iranian government to released jailed filmmaker Jafar Panahi.

The Iranian director, a vocal supporter of the country's opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi, was arrested following a police raid on his home in Tehran in March and has since allegedly been held in the city's Evin prison.

A group of Hollywood's most high-profile stars have now come together to fight for the filmmaker's freedom, signing a petition calling for Panahi's release.

The document reads, "We... stand ...
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'Butch Cassidy' To Ride Again

March 25th, 2010 9:28am EDT
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Paul Newman's legendary gunslinger is set to be revived in a sequel to 1969 classic Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid.

The late actor played the real life outlaw opposite Robert Redford in the Oscar-winning movie, which appeared to show both of their characters die in the final shoot-out.

However, movie bosses are reviving Newman's Cassidy character for a sequel, which will show the gun-toting cowboy as an old man, played by Sam Shepard. The follow-up, titled Blackthorn will pick up the story several years after the end of the first film and will follow Cassidy's attempts to pull off o...
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The Best Inspirational Sports Films

November 19th, 2009 8:54pm EST
Blind Side
Sports movies generally come in one of two flavors: comedic efforts featuring a ragtag group of players coming together to achieve success or dramatic situations revolving around a semi-tragic or extremely difficult obstacle that stands in the way of achieving success.

"The Blind Side," which opens Friday, definitely falls into the latter category.

Based on Michael Lewis' novel, the movie adaptation focuses in on one particular story in the book - the rise of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who went from living on the streets to becoming a first-round draft pick in this year's NFL...
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The Best Baseball Movies Ever

October 9th, 2009 11:30am EDT
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The MLB baseball playoffs have already begun and eight teams are battling it out for that prestigious World Series title. For over a century now, baseball has given us memorable moments like game-winning home runs, perfect games, and complete-game shutouts. Baseball has also given us some of the most memorable movies in film history. In honor of our national pastime, we've compiled a list of the greatest baseball films that have captured the essence of the game and inspired sports and non-sports fans alike. ...
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Have 'Twilighters' And Other Multimedia Ruined Comic-Con?

July 30th, 2009 1:51pm EDT
Robert Pattinson
It has been teetering on the edge for a few years, but we will call it- the San Diego Comic-Con has been Sundanced. For those who do not understand this concept, let us explain. The Sundance Film Festival, started by Robert Redford as a way to help burgeoning filmmakers, became highly commercialized towards the end of the 1990s. Now, it is nearly impossible to submit true independent works, as the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Diablo Cody to name but a few, are also under the "independent" umbrella.

The line in the sand, what pounded the original mission's gravestone into the cold ...
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Literary Characters=Oscar Love

March 19th, 2009 10:28am EDT
The Edge Of Love
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long history of awarding actors who portray real people. For example: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles (Ray), Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos (Monster), Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena (Boys Don't Cry), Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin (The Last King Of Scotland), Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen), and most recently Sean Penn as Harvey Milk (Milk).

Lesser recognized is the Academy's favor for actors who play literary figures or exist in their spheres. It's quite possible the stars of the recently released The Edge of Love, the st...
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Five Most Overrated & Underrated Political Films

November 14th, 2008 9:57am EST
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We just went through the most fascinating and compelling election season ever in the television age. A lot of people are glad it's over, but there are those who simply can't get enough of the entertainment that is politics.

Unfortunately for the latter group, the only politics on TV right now involves Sarah Palin making the rounds and discussing the matters of a state with a population density that makes the Sahara Desert look like mid-town Manhattan. In other words, it's a snoozer.

So the last respite for these political junkies is the political movie. But which to choose? Th...
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Election Movies: When Real Life Campaign Drama Isn't Enough

September 11th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Election
Somehow, if you think that the American political system doesn't have enough pageantry or drama, the only possible place for you to turn are the movies. You can find a campaign movie for just about every level of politics. For the most part, they all tell the same story. You have your candidate, and there's an election going on, and from high school to the presidency, there's going to be a debate on using negative campaigning, a starry-eyed speech about sticking to your ethics, and then some sort of sex scandal. Sounds about right.

Election (1999)

It seems that the chance for a pe...
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France Gives Top Cultural Honor To Kylie Minogue

May 6th, 2008 11:30am EDT
Kylie Minogue
Paris (AFP) -- France on Monday awarded Kylie Minogue its highest cultural honor in a Paris ceremony at which the country's culture minister praised the Australian singer for her battle against breast cancer.

Christine Albanel gave Minogue, who kicks off a European concert tour in Paris on Tuesday, the Order of Arts and Letters and told her she was a "Midas of the international music scene who turns everything she touches into gold."

"I want to publicly salute the courage you showed by revealing publicly that you had breast cancer," Albanel said. "Doctors now even go as far as say...
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Earth 911: Green Celebs Intervene To Save The Planet

April 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's... Leonardo DiCaprio? Earthlings, take note: April 22 marks Earth Day, a day of national environmental recognition. In the last decade, environmental awareness has grown by leaps and bounds, and many celebrities have visibly thrown their support behind the planet.

Though it may currently be trendy, Kermit the Frog said it best: It ain't easy being green. Committing to be more conscious environmentally takes sacrifice, dedication and consistency. We should all stop a moment - April 22 is as good a day as any - and examine our lifestyles and what changes, ...
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With A New Season Upon Us... Let's Take A Look At The Greatest Baseball Moments on Film

March 31st, 2008 11:59am EDT
Bull Durham
It's no secret that one of America's favorite days of the year is opening day (in turn, we are not a fan of the Japan trips that do not allow all teams to open on the same day). With all the controversies that exist in baseball today (steroids, HGH, the designated hitter) it is nice to look to the movies and find an innocence that we all may be losing a grip on. In the spirit of that innocence, we present the top five greatest baseball moments on film:

5. Not to get too sentimental right off the bat (no pun intended, seriously) but is there a scene in any movie that makes a baseball...
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War Comes to Hollywood

November 12th, 2007 9:43am EST
Redacted
As far back as the 30s, celebrities and even cartoon characters endorsed the purchase of war bonds to support World War I. Then again, there were those who opposed war. For example, producers came up with films such as "Johnny Got his Gun" in 1971, which was based on the 1938 anti-war novel by Dalton Trumbo.

Today the genre has become a standard by directors, writers, and producers who have a missive for the mass audience. Although many films, such as Robert Altman's 1970 film "M*A*S*H," were thinly disguised as the Korean War to show opposition to Vietnam, just as many were made f...
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Notable Quotables

November 8th, 2007 8:30pm EST
Angelina Jolie
"I liked Vlad The Impaler. I had probably every book on him (as a child)." Angelina Jolie had a macabre interest in the historical mass murderer as a young girl.

"He may have forgotten my name; he does have short-term memory loss." Robert Redford fears old pal Paul Newman may have forgotten who he is.

"My wife is pretty brave. To spend three years with me - we just celebrated our anniversary on October 29 - takes a tremendous amount of courage." Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane praises his actress wife Rebecca Gayheart.

"I became depressed for the first time when I was eight yea...
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LeAnn Rimes To Release New Album 'Family' On October 9; Win A Copy!

October 4th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
LeAnn Rimes
Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes will release her deeply personal new album, Family, on October 9, on Curb Records. Executive produced with Dan Huff (Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts), LeAnn for the first time wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, which she says "is my most personal yet."

The album is led by the rousing, infectious first single "Nothin' Better to Do," which hit radio on May 29. LeAnn says of the song, which she co-wrote with her husband Dean Sheremet and Darrell Brown, "I was born in Mississippi and grew up for the first few years of my ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 18

August 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Denis Leary
Happy Birthday to Relient K musician Jonathan Schneck (1981), "The Cosby Show" actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner (1970), "Pump Up The Volume" star Christian Slater (1969), "American History X" star Edward Norton (1969), rap/hip hop artist Everlast (1969), actress Madeleine Stowe (1958), "Rescue Me" star Denis Leary (1957), "Road House" star Patrick Swayze (1952), comedic actor Martin Mull (1943), prolific actor/director Robert Redford (1936), baseball legend Roberto Clemente (1934; d. 1972), controversial director Roman Polanski (1933), actress Shelley Winters (1920; d. 2006), deadball-era basebal...
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Sundance Channel Announces Talent Pairings For Third Season Of 'Iconoclasts'

July 16th, 2007 4:29pm EDT
Mike Myers
Sundance Channel today unveiled the six pairings set to appear during the third season of the Sundance Channel original television series "Iconoclasts." Each hour-long episode of the six- part series features two leading innovators from different fields who come together to discuss their passions and creative processes.

"Iconoclasts" is produced by @radical.media and directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (the filmmakers behind Metallica: Some Kind of Monster).

Participants for Season Three are: actor/filmmaker Sean Penn and author/adventurer Jon Krakauer; singer/songwriter...
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Scorsese Begins Effort To Restore Films From Around The World

May 22nd, 2007 2:32pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
CANNES, France (AP) - Martin Scorsese wants to save the world cinema. The Academy Award-winning director said Tuesday it was a ''dream come true'' to launch his international project at the Cannes Film Festival, where his ''Taxi Driver'' won the top prize in 1976.

He's backed by an advisory board of prominent directors, including Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro (''Pan's Labyrinth'') and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (''Babel''); China's Wong Kar-wai (''In the Mood For Love'') and Britain's Stephen Frears (''The Queen.'')

The idea stemmed from the work of The Film Foundation in the Unite...
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The Sundance Channel Goes Green With 13-Part Original Series 'Big Ideas For A Small Planet'

March 26th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Robert Redford
Sundance Channel's THE GREEN, a new weekly primetime destination focusing on environmental topics, launches April 17, 2007 at 9pm. With THE GREEN, Sundance Channel becomes the first television network in the United States to establish a major, regularly-scheduled programming destination dedicated entirely to the environment.

Consisting of three hours of programming, THE GREEN will present original series and documentary premieres about the earth's ecology and concepts of "green" living that balance human needs with responsible care for the planet. THE GREEN reflects the current tip...
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Robert Redford Directs/Stars With Meryl Streep & Tom Cruise in 'Lion For Lambs'

February 22nd, 2007 9:42am EST
Robert Redford
Robert Redford's Lions For Lambs will be released in North America on Friday, November 9, 2007, with the remainder of the world to view the release in subsequent months.

Principal photography began on January 29 with Robert Redford directing and starring alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Pena, Andrew Garfield and Peter Berg.

Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the original screenplay and produces alongside Redford, Tracy Falco and Andrew Hauptman.

"Robert Redford has a remarkable ability to tell moving stories and capture the essence of the human experience...
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Meryl Streep To Star in Big-Screen 'Mama Mia'

January 11th, 2007 11:21am EST
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is set to star in a movie version of the hit ABBA-inspired musical 'Mamma Mia.' This will be the first big screen musical for the actress, however, she has previously displayed her vocal talents in A Prairie Home Companion, Postcards From the Edge and Death Becomes Her.

'Mamma Mia' tells the story of a bride-to-be and her mother who raised her on a small Greek island, never revealing the identity of her father. The bride tracks down three men who she suspects could be her father and invites them all to the wedding. Streep will play the bride's mother.

The musical show...
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