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‘Foxcatcher’ With Channing Tatum And Steve Carell Is a Solid A

November 14th, 2014 9:10pm EST
Foxcatcher
Honestly, I had no desire to see this film. I'm not a big wrestling fan. Steve Carell, even though I think he’s talented, doesn't really get me into the theatre. Plus, I'm not a Magic Mike fan, so Channing Tatum doesn't do it for me, but all of my critic friends have been saying it is a movie not to be missed. So, I've check it out.

Background:
The film comes from director Bennett Miller, who is loved by critics. He did Brad Pitt's Moneyball and Capote, both heavily adored by the Academy, so it is no surprise that Foxcatcher will probably do very well this awards season. Bennett also re-te...
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No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers

October 9th, 2014 2:07pm EDT
No Butts About It: 30 Celebrity Smokers
Everyone knows smoking is bad, but many celebrities can't help lighting up. Maybe they have a tough time quitting the habit, or perhaps they smoke to keep off the weight. A cheeseburger is worse than a cigarette, right?

It may surprise you that some of these stars smoke - others you won't find so shocking.

Keira Knightley is a smoker, and it's probably part of the reason why she's so thin. She's also been accused of having an eating disorder. Early in 2014 she admitted that her grandmother and great-grandmother had anorexia but denied suffering from the disease herself. Either way, both h...
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Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Celebrate Ninth Wedding Anniversary With Candlelit Dinner

July 1st, 2014 11:30am EDT
Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Celebrate Ninth Wedding Anniversar
Congratulations are in order for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on their ninth wedding anniversary!

The happy Hollywood couple were married on June 29, 2005, in a private ceremony in the Caribbean when she was already four months pregnant with their first child, Violet.

The duo celebrated their anniversary with a candlelit dinner at Bistro 82 in Royal Oak, Michigan on Sunday. They reportedly ran up a bill of over $100 after ordering salad, oysters and steak. A source at the restaurant said, "They looked like a great couple. They paid a lot of attention to each other."

The insider als...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Tweets Amazing 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Cast Photo

April 28th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Robert Downey, Jr. Tweets Amazing 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' Cast
Sunday afternoon in Richmond. pic.twitter.com/f4RhyZmtYQ

— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 27, 2014

Even superheroes need to take a lunch break.

Robert Downey Jr. teased Avengers fans with an impromptu photo of a majority of the cast and their loved ones enjoying a meal in London, where they are filming the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Gathered around the table are Robert, Scarlett Johansson and her fiance Romain Dauriac, Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, Samuel L. Jackson, and director Joss Whedon among others.

Missing from the superhero team are Chris Evans, J...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Thanks For Sharing'

January 9th, 2014 12:10pm EST
Thanks for Sharing
Ready to hit some helps groups for comedy?  Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Thanks For Sharing" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  We review the help and hinder below!

 

   

   Title: "Thanks for Sharing"

   Grade: 3 1/2

   Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow

   Director: Stuart Blumberg

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 113 minutes

   Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

   Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

 

The Flick: Learning the subject matter of this flick – folks facing their serious problem of sex addiction – it seeme...
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Eva Longoria, Cher, & More Celebs Celebrate Obama's Victory

November 7th, 2012 8:13am EST
Eva Longoria
Celebrities including Cher, Billy Ray Cyrus and Mary J. Blige expressed their delight after Barack Obama was re-elected President of the United States on Tuesday night.

During a lengthy campaign, Obama garnered a ton of celebrity support and endorsements, with rapper The Game, Pamela Anderson, and Beyonce among those who urged people to vote for Obama in recent days, while Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z performed at election eve rallies on Monday.

Meanwhile, George Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith and Gwen Stefani hosted fundraisers for the President's re-election campaign.

After t...
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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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'The Avengers' Earns Staggering $103 Million In Second Weekend At Box Office

May 14th, 2012 8:17am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" strikes again. The superhero flick made box office history again by earning over $100 million in its second weekend at the box office.

The action film anihliated records after making a massive $200.3 million in its first three days of release. It knocked down "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," which grossed $169 million when it hit theatres in July 2011.

In its second weekend, "The Avengers" continued to impress with earnings of $103.2 million. Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic-book film, which ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey ...
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'The Avengers' Dwarfs A Strong Opening From 'Dark Shadows' & Passes the $1 Billion Mark Globally

May 13th, 2012 10:35pm EDT
The Avengers
The Avengers has again made U.S. box office history after becoming the first film to rake in $100 million during its second weekend.

The Marvel action epic, which boasts an all-star cast of Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, and Scarlett Johansson, smashed records after hauling in a massive $200.3 million in its first three days of release, besting Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which grossed $169 million when it hit theaters in July.

And the superhero blockbuster continued to impress for the second week in a row with earnings of $103.2 million, fending off competition from Joh...
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'The Avengers' Makes Box Office History & Scarlett Johansson Hopes For Black Widow Spin-Off

May 8th, 2012 9:24am EDT
The Avengers
Following the enormous box office success of "The Avengers," Scarlett Johansson is asking fans to voice their support for a Black Widow spin-off film.

The actress reprises her Russian "Iron Man 2" character Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. Black Widow, in the blockbuster movie, which is the first film ever to gross over $200 million during in its opening weekend. "The Avengers" bumped "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," into second place in the record books. It earned $169 million when it hit theaters in July 2011.

"The Avengers," which also stars superhero characters played by Robert...
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Mark Ruffalo's Twitter Account Hacked

May 7th, 2012 11:09am EDT
Mark Ruffalo
An imposter hacked into "The Avengers" star Mark Ruffalo's twitter account on Sunday night, posting messages about about credit card debt and sex tips. The hacker also linked to images of Sportswear Illustrated model Kate Upton and "the best booties" in Hollywood.

The taunted the actor, writing, "I hope you will resolve your passwords. Your account hacked because passwords set very stupid LOL."

In response, Ruffalo was considering hanging up his old handle, @Mruff221, and creating a new one.

In several posts, he wrote, "It's kind of hilarious me getting hacked today. I got to hand it to ...
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Bollywood Actors Express Dismay Over India Slum Scene In 'The Avengers'

May 7th, 2012 10:19am EDT
The Avengers
Joss Whedon's The Avengers has drawn criticism from several Bollywood stars disappointed over the depiction of India in the superhero blockbuster.

The star-studded Marvel epic opens with scenes in which Hulk's alter ego Dr. Bruce Banner, played by Mark Ruffalo, hides in the slums of Kolkata curing lepers.

The film has opened well in the country but some members of India's film industry have expressed disappointment that the scenes, which were actually shot in New Mexico, zeroed in on squalor.

Actor Rituparna Sengupta tells The Hindustan Times, "Kolkata has a rich culture and heritage, an...
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Fan Slipped Into Mark Ruffalo's Car So He Could Give Artwork To 'Avengers' Co-Star

May 7th, 2012 10:01am EDT
Mark Ruffalo the Avengers
Mark Ruffalo had a surprising fan encounter following the Russian premiere of "The Avengers" when a woman jumped into his car and begged him to deliver her drawing to his co-star Tom Hiddleston.

Ruffalo gathered with his fellow castmates Hiddleston, Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johansson to launch the superhero epic in Russia last month, but he found himself cornered after one overzealous admirer hopped into his car as he was making his exit.

The star, who portrays Dr. Bruce Banner and his alter ego The Hulk in the film, assumed the female devotee's affe...
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Hulk Smash! 'The Avengers' Crushes Box Office Records With Biggest Opening Of All Time

May 7th, 2012 8:41am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" shattered box office records by becoming the first film ever to break the $200 million mark in its opening weekend. The film is projected to have made $200.3 million since its midnight release on Friday, May 4.

The movie ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other.

"The Avengers" slides "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," into second place in the record books. It earned $169 millio...
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Sexy Men Steaming Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

May 6th, 2012 10:03am EDT
Magic Mike
Ok ladies, now it's your turn! Yesterday we ran the sexy women version and today we give you the sexy men steaming up the silver screen for the summer of 2012. With the block-buster season now underway we've got a list of sexy men raging from superheroes to space explorers and even a few male strippers thrown in for good measure. So come on it and meet some of the sexiest men hitting the movie screen this summer.

Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man)
The Avengers (May 4)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America)
The Avengers (May 4)

Mark Ruffalo - (Bruce Banner/The Hulk)
T...
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'The Avengers' Surpasses Four Years Of Hype!

May 5th, 2012 2:57pm EDT
Avengers 2
The answer to your burning question about “The Avengers” is a resounding “Yes.” If you’re into movies or comics, you’ve anxiously awaited its arrival since 2008’s “Iron Man,” which first hinted that an Avengers film was in the works. After four years and four more Marvel movies, you’ve been wondering “Will it live up to the hype?” Rest assured, not only does director/writer Joss Whedon’s flick live up to the hoopla, “The Avengers” surpasses it.

Whedon’s 3D beauty captivates you from the opening scene, where Thor’s angry step-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) makes a deal with some mysterious ...
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Expect More 'Avengers' For Mark Ruffalo As Star Signs Hulking Six-Film Deal

May 1st, 2012 7:00pm EDT
Mark Ruffalo
The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo has landed a six-film deal to reprise his role as The Hulk following the huge international box office success of the new superhero movie.

The blockbuster, which also features Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson, has already grossed $180 million worldwide and it will be released in the U.S. on Friday.

The bumper figures have prompted Marvel movie bosses to sign Ruffalo up for a series of sequels and other projects, which is likely to include a new solo outing as the green monster - and the actor admits sig...
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Robert Downey, Jr. Honors 9/11 Heroes At Tribeca 'Avengers' Screening

May 1st, 2012 8:55am EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey, Jr. honored the "real heroes" of New York City by dedicating the Tribeca Film Festival screening of The Avengers to the emergency workers of 9/11.

The cast of the superhero blockbuster turned out in Manhattan on Saturday to close the Big Apple's famous film festival and around 200 of New York's police officers and firefighters were invited to the event.

Stars of the new film, including Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, took to the stage with a group of the servicemen and women as Downey, Jr. honored New York's "real heroes."

Referring to his decision to ...
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'The Avengers' Assembled For After Hours Pub Crawls And Dance Parties

May 1st, 2012 7:42am EDT
The Avengers
Saving the world is a hard day’s work, so the cast of The Avengers made sure to relax while they were filming the epic comic book superhero team up. The film unites Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to fight Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and his alien army.

Reunited again for a press conference supporting the film, the cast shared party stories from The Avengers.

“Chris sent us a text and said ‘Avengers assemble at such and such bar’ at nine o’clock on a Saturday night,” Hemsworth revealed. “That was good group effort....
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Robert Downey Jr. Steals The Show At 'The Avengers' Premiere To Close Out Tribeca Film Fest

April 30th, 2012 12:30pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr
The closing weekend of the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival went out with an epic bang worthy of superheroes. The Friday night premiere of Queen: Days of Our Lives was entertaining and funny (who knew drummers could be funny?). One of the best bits came when the band described how "Another One Bites the Dust" came about--Roger Taylor explains that John Deacon came up with the baseline; the band thought it was great and they all took a break by going out to pizza, only to find that he'd forgotten his part when they returned. But Taylor remembered!

The first part of the doc was especially ...
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'The Avengers' Joss Whedon Does Marvel's Super Heroes Proud

April 30th, 2012 11:18am EDT
'The Avengers'
'The Avengers' written and directed by Joss Whedon (Cabin In The Woods) has not one, not two, but six super heroes, who, under the leadership of Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), director of the international peacekeeping agency, S.H.I.E.L.D. come together to save the planet of course.

And thanks to the spot on direction of Mr. Whedon and his production team, they do it brilliantly. The film, shot in 3D, works on every level.

Not to spoil anything, here are the broad strokes.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) Thor's bro, who many of us met in the 2011 film entitled 'Thor', is still up to no good.

Afte...
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Scarlett Johansson Says 'Avengers' Costumes Left Stars With Skin Conditions

April 25th, 2012 10:17pm EDT
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson and her Avengers co-stars all set up meetings with dermatologists when the summer blockbuster wrapped - because they all had rashes and skin problems from their tight-fitting costumes.

The actress reveals none of the cast were thrilled with their superhero outfits - because they were designed to dazzle onscreen and not for comfort.

And she admits her Black Widow latex catsuit was "a bit of a challenge".

She tells USA Today, "The material is like a torture chamber. I literally had to peel it off.

"We all had skin conditions going with our outfits after 15 hours of non-...
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Celebrity Style Watch: Men In Purple Suits, Shirts & Ties

April 12th, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr & wife
Purple is this season's IT color - for men! Robert Downey Jr. was his usual dapper self at "The Avengers" premiere in Los Angeles on Wednesday. He wore a striking purple suit on the red carpet.

Robert and his wife Susan enjoyed their first date night since the birth of their son Exton in February. The couple wore custom-made amethyst jewelry in honor of their son's birthstone. Whatever their reason for wearing it, we love it!

The "Iron Man" isn't the only male celeb who's wearing one of this season's trendiest colors. Mark Ruffalo also showed up to the event in purple.

See more photos of...
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Hot 'Avengers' Premiere Pics - Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. & More!

April 12th, 2012 8:41am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
"The Avengers" Los Angeles premiere was a star-studded event yesterday. Scarlett Johansson, who plays Black Widow, opted for a simple strapless black dress, while Robert Downey Jr. popped in a purple suit.

In the film, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers. Their mission? To help save the Earth from Loki (Tom Hiddleston) & his army. "The Avengers" will be closing the Tribeca Film Festival with a special screening April 28, and then will hit theaters May 4.

Check out tons of photos from the prem...
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'The Avengers' Set To Close Out The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, Honor Local Heroes

March 28th, 2012 11:42am EDT
The Avengers
The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, announced today that Marvel's The Avengers, presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures, will close its 11th edition on Saturday, April 28.

Honoring the spirit of the Tribeca Film Festival, the screening will allow the opportunity for Marvel's The Avengers to celebrate everyday heroes from police agencies, fire departments, first responders and various branches of the U.S. military. These local heroes will have an opportunity to attend the screening and meet the cast.

Marvel Studios' producer Kevin Fei...
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Mark Ruffalo To Launch Clean Water Crusade

March 23rd, 2012 12:20pm EDT
Mark Ruffalo
New Hulk star Mark Ruffalo is raging about contaminated waters in America - he's launching a new campaign to protect them from natural gas.

The kind-hearted actor and green campaigner will front a launch on March 28th on late-night TV show The Colbert Report to highlight the ramifications of natural gas in America's water supply.

In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "I'll be on the Colbert Report Wed March 28 launching Water Defense's campaign to protect our water from nat gas. Fossil fuels have been poisoning America's water for too long."

Late last year, Ruffalo brought salvation to...
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Scarlett Johansson & Mark Ruffalo To Star In Movie Musical

February 4th, 2012 3:30pm EST
Scarlett Johansson
"The Avengers" stars Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson are to reteam for a new movie musical.

The actress, who has already achieved critical success for her singing voice - thanks to an album of Tom Waits songs she released in 2008 and a 2009 collaboration with songwriter Pete Yorn, will play a struggling singer in "Can a Song Save Your Life?"

Ruffalo will play the producer who discovers Johansson's character in a New York bar and falls in love with her, according to ExclusiveMedia.

Grammy-winning New Radicals frontman Gregg Alexander is reportedly part of the team creating original mu...
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Watch 'The Avengers' Official Teaser Trailer

February 1st, 2012 12:00pm EST
The Avengers
In The Avengers, Marvel Studios delivers the ultimate comic book production, uniting characters such as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other.

Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his army. "There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people so when we needed them they could fight the battles that we never could," says Fury in the trailer.

Six movies have led up to t...
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MasterCard Is Giving Away A Trip To Attend A 2012 Movie Premiere; Check Out Upcoming Blockbusters!

December 12th, 2011 1:14pm EST
The Hunger Games
Calling all movie fans! MasterCard is giving away an awesome opportunity for moviegoers: the chance to win a VIP all-expenses paid trip to see a 2012 movie premiere and attend the exclusive after party! You can win your red carpet experience by signing up for and loading funds onto a NetSpend® Prepaid MasterCard card or Western Union® Prepaid card. Each time you use your card between now and December 31, you're entered to win.

There's more to these MasterCard prepaid cards than the chance to get the star treatment and rub shoulders with your favorite movie stars. Once you have the card, y...
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Kevin Bacon Launches Animal Protection Crusade

November 17th, 2011 2:21pm EST
Kevin Bacon
Actor Kevin Bacon has launched a new campaign against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bid to protect the rare spirit bear.

Environmental activists have been campaigning to prevent the building of the pipeline, which will transport oil reserves from Canada through the heart of the U.S. to the Gulf of Mexico, and last week, President Barack Obama shelved the controversial plan until after the 2012 election - to allow for a review of the proposal.

However, the delay has conservationists worried the added time will give oil giants a chance to gain more support.

And the Footloose...
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