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Michael Sheen Opens Up About His Visit To Syrian Refugee Camp

11/20/2013 12:41pm EST
Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen has spoken of the "appalling" conditions he witnessed while visiting Syrian refugees during an aid mission.

The Welsh actor jetted to the war torn country on behalf of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to see how the organization is helping those displaced by the ongoing conflict between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's troops.

Nevertheless, the 44 year-old star admits he was not prepared for the squalid state of the camps, where millions of children are struggling for survival, when he was actually on the ground.

He tells BBC News, "Well, it was so overw...

'Masters Of Sex' Stars Lizzy Caplan And Michael Sheen Unfazed By Show's Nudity And Sex Scenes

9/27/2013 3:58pm EDT
Masters Of Sex
Showtime's new series Masters Of Sex, which premieres on Sunday, September 29, focuses on the real life studies of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who in the 1950s began to revolutionize the way people view the things that go on between couples in the bedroom.

The show, based on the book of the same name by biographer Thomas Maier, stars Michael Sheen as Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Johnson, both of whom had to get comfortable with a lot of nudity and simulated sex acts.

"We've seen so many people do bizarre things in front of you, you get used to it," Sheen said at t...

Hollywood Break-Ups: Michelle Williams & Jason Segel, Rachel McAdams & Michael Sheen

2/27/2013 9:00am EST
Jason Segel, Michelle Williams & Matilda
After barely a year of dating, Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have reportedly split. The couple went public with their relationship in April at an afterparty for the actor's romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement."

Williams recently told InStyle magazine: "He is nice... I didn't actually realize who he was before I started dating him... I didn't realize he made a lot of very popular, funny movies."

The pair recently vacationed in Cancun, Mexico, with Busy Phillips and her family; however, the couple struggled to maintain a long-distance relationship, according to Wil...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Lucky One,' 'Think Like A Man' & More

4/17/2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
If you missed my interview with Fran Kranz and Kristen Connolly from “The Cabin in the Woods,” definitely be sure to give it a read. They both had some amusing stories to share about their experience working with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon on the movie. Also last week, I had the opportunity to visit Washington DC for an exciting espionage adventure in honor of the blu-ray release for “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,” which I chronicled here.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Zac Efron romantic drama “The Lucky One,” the African American comedy “Think Life a Man,” the pri...

Ashley Greene Wants What She Can't Have: Neil Patrick Harris & Unavailable Actors

10/27/2011 10:00am EDT
Ashley Greene
"Twilight" star Ashley Greene recently revealed her celebrity crushes.

She told Allure magazine, "I go through stages. Randomly, I'll be attracted to a crazy rocker with tattoos. And I find that I'm extremely attracted to ambition and wit. If it was appropriate to date (co-star) Michael Sheen, I would, but he and his girlfriend (Rachel McAdams) are so cute.

"And maybe this is 'You want what you can't have' - Neil Patrick Harris. And, oh, (newsman) Anderson Cooper. I'd be all over that."

DVD Review: 'Beautiful Boy'

10/13/2011 10:40am EDT
Beautiful Boy photo
We all have our own take on young disillusioned kids who bring weapons to school with the intent of doing harm. But what about the parents who raised them – are they responsible or perhaps victims themselves? Such is the subject of the new to DVD drama "Beautiful Boy" out this week from Anchor Bay Entertainment. See the details below.

Title: "Beautiful Boy"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Michael Sheen, Maria Bello, Alan Tudyk

Director: Shawn Ku

Rating: R

Runtime: 101 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Entertainment


The Flick: Of course, a school...

Check Out 'Beautiful Boy' On DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 11

10/11/2011 6:29am EDT
Beautiful Boy
A couple struggling with the aftermath of a horrific crime must deal with their own troubles as well as the grief of others in the independent drama "Beautiful Boy."

Bill (Michael Sheen) and Kate (Maria Bello) are a married couple who are tightly wound and devoted to their work - Bill is a businessman, Kate proofreads books. Bill and Kate's marriage has taken a turn for the worse, and they're on the verge of breaking up when they receive shocking news - their 18-year-old son, Sam (Kyle Gallner), a college freshman, went on a shooting spree that claimed the lives of several people before h...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'X-Men:First Class,' 'Beginners,' & More

5/31/2011 11:00am EDT
Last week I had the opportunity to see “The Hangover Part II,” the sequel to the wildly successful 2009 hit comedy. Director Todd Philips does not really change the formula for the film or the format in which he tells the story, but there are still plenty of laughs to be found. Check out my review if you haven’t already.

This week you’ll have the chance to see what Professor X and Magneto used to be like in the prequel “X-Men: First Class,” you could follow along with Ewan McGregor as he deals with his father’s coming out in “Beginners,” you can laugh as the teenager Oliver Tate atte...

Review: 'Midnight In Paris' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Feels The Magic In This Fantasy Comedy (Video)

5/18/2011 2:17pm EDT
Midnight In Paris
I know critics are supposed to be objective (if that's even possible) but in the case of Woody Allen's new film, 'Midnight In Paris' it's going to be really hard. I thought it was one of the most beautiful, original, magical and romantic films I've seen in a very long time. It completely grabbed my heart.

The film opens with images of Paris...beautiful, moving images. The lights of the city, the empty streets, the gardens, museums, cafes, flea markets, parks and cathedrals. The montage goes on for quite a while...No actors...just visuals of this magnificent city....

And then we meet ...

Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' & 'Midnight in Paris'

5/16/2011 2:00pm EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean
I still have not had the opportunity to see the much talked about “Thor,” which seems to be receiving mixed reviews from everyone I know. Some people I’ve spoken to have loved it, while others have despised it, so I will have to see it for myself soon.

Last week though, I checked out the indie drama “Hesher” starring Rainn Wilson, Natalie Portman, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt which I loved. It’s definitely not your typical story of recovery from grief, mainly because of the character Hesher, played by Gordon Levitt. The squatter invites himself into the home of Paul (Wilson) and his son TJ ...

Doctor Who ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ Or 'It's Bigger On The Inside'

5/15/2011 12:34pm EDT
Suranne Jones
Years ago, I was in a band with a drummer who lived, ate, and breathed Sci-fi. On one of those long journeys to a gig, I asked him what his ideal woman would look like, and he said, “She’d be covered in soft blue fur, from head to toe.” He had no real reason, he just liked the idea.

Well, this week, the Doctor gets to live out a Sci-Fi geek dream, when the , standing before him in the body of a beautiful woman. And to add even more geek-cred, the writer of this particular episode is none other than Neil Gaiman, author of The Sandman, the film “Coraline,” and other Sci-Fi/Fantasy classics....

A Pretty Rachel McAdams & Owen Wilson Open Up Cannes Film Festival

5/11/2011 1:00pm EDT
Rachel McAdams
Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams attended the "Midnight in Paris" photocall in France today. The latest Woody Allen offering will open the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival.

The romantic comedy centers on a young couple engaged to be married that experiences a profound transformation during their visit to Paris. An idealistic man with a romanticized view of the city finds that there's plenty of truth to that old adage about the grass being greener on the other side.

Meanwhile, a representative for Michael Sheen has shot down rumors he's set to wed Rachel after she was photographed wearin...

Rachel McAdams Worries About Finding True Love

5/10/2011 11:41pm EDT
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams still worries about finding lasting love because the actress fears she will never have the same romantic relationship as her parents.

The Canadian beauty has been dating British actor Michael Sheen since last summer and on Monday, a representative for the Twilight star was forced to dismiss rumors the couple is set to wed after McAdams was spotted wearing what looked like an engagement ring.

But, despite her happy relationship, the 32 year old occasionally suffers from periods of self-doubt.

She tells ELLE magazine, "You have those days when you wonder if you're going to f...

Rachel McAdams Not Engaged Despite Recent Rumor

5/9/2011 10:30pm EDT
Rachel McAdams
A representative for Michael Sheen has shot down rumors he's set to wed Rachel McAdams after she was photographed wearing a new piece of jewelry on her ring finger.

McAdams sent gossips into a spin after she was pictured sporting a sparkling gold band on her left hand on Sunday, prompting reports of a possible engagement.

But Clair Dobbs, spokeswoman for the Twilight actor, has dispelled the rumors, telling, "This isn't true - they are not engaged."

The couple has been dating since last summer.

Sheen previously dated Kate Beckinsale, who bore him a daughter, while Canadian b...

New 'Tron: Legacy' Blu-ray Reviews/Interviews!

4/4/2011 12:00pm EDT
photo from Tron: Legacy
“I fight for the users!” – Bruce Boxleitner aka "Tron"

Any movie/video game fanatic who doesn't claim to love all things "Tron" is lying their cyber rear off. We at are fully secure within our "Tron" geek-dom and that’s why for the awesome DVD/Blu-ray release of both "Tron: Legacy" and "Tron: The Original Classic" on April 5, we’re giving the fans something special. We’re not only gonna review BOTH films on Special Edition Blu-ray (the format they were MEANT to be seen on!), but we’ve got THREE new exclusive one-on-one interviews with "Tron: Legacy" Director Joseph Kosins...

Stars Protest British Government's Art Cuts

3/13/2011 3:03pm EDT
Helen Mirren
Screen stars including Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen and Julie Walters have joined forces to protest against government cuts to arts funding in Britain.

Kenneth Branagh, Sheila Hancock, David Tennant and director Mike Leigh are also among the names who have signed a letter, published in U.K. newspaper The Observer, declaring arts and culture in Britain are facing "the biggest threat" in decades.

It comes after officials last year wound down the UK Film Council, which has funded movies including the Oscar-winning The King's Speech, as part of a range of cost-cutting measures.

The letter, or...

TV on DVD: 'Top Gear: The Complete Season 14'

3/3/2011 2:10pm EST
Top Gear
The boys are back. BBC Home Entertainment has released Top Gear Seasons 14 and 15, just as Season 16 begins airing on BBC America. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May return to show us how great cars are - and how much trouble they can get in with them - in the seven-episode, three-disc set for Season 14. I've got the rundown on what's inside.

The Show

Top Gear is one of the best things to ever have come out of the United Kingdom. Even if you don't know anything about cars, you should watch this series, because it is so much more than a motoring show: it's a wild and cra...

Rachel McAdams Steps Out With A Very Revealing Plunging Neckline

1/12/2011 8:11am EST
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams arrived at the "Morning Glory" U.K. premiere last night wearing a deceivingly sexy sun dress. With the plunging neckline and side boob reveal, the actress walked the red carpet fully confident in her attire.

The actress admits she was "nervous" about portraying an upstart TV producer in the comedy and even tried to convince her director she wasn't right for the project.

Rachel is currently dating actor Michael Sheen. They reportedly met at a party earlier this year to celebrate the release of his movie "Beautiful Boy."

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Review: 'Tron: Legacy' Game On!

12/15/2010 1:10pm EST
In the 28 years it took for “Tron: Legacy” to reach your local Theater or IMAX screen, Communism fell, Al Gore invented the Internet and discovered global warming, and the idea of a movie based around video games became less of a “WTF”. The original “Tron”, for me, was always elusive. Every now and then I'd catch a half hour here, twenty minutes there, always on late night TV, but never had I seen the entire film.

This did not stop me from engorging myself on the Sequel. This movie is the visuals, and they deliver. They deliver in so many ways it's impossible to describe. For all the award...

Michael Sheen: 'I Haven't Hit Anyone For A Long Time'

12/6/2010 6:03pm EST
Michael Sheen
Actor Michael Sheen has credited fatherhood with teaching him tolerance and helping to tame his temper.

The Queen star was reported to have punched actor Jeremy Northam on the set of 2000 movie The Golden Bowl after he allegedly insulted Sheen's then-girlfriend Kate Beckinsale.

However, Sheen insists he has learned to be patient in trying situations since welcoming a daughter, Lily, with Beckinsale in 1999.

Speaking about his temper, he tells Britain's Seven magazine, "I think less so now... I hope it's not indiscriminate rage. I always feel it's justified. That (incident with Northam...

Olivia Wilde Bores In One-Shoulder Dress At 'Tron: Legacy' Premiere

12/6/2010 10:00am EST
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde wore an assymetrical dress for the U.K. premiere of "Tron: Legacy" in London yesterday. We're not crazy about the dress. What do you think?

The actress recently talked about her "Tron Legacy" character Quorra's revealing skintight suit.

She explained, "I saw the boobs on the suit and I said, 'Oh, hell no. I'm doing kicks and backflips in this thing?' We modeled the character on Joan of Arc but with the hair of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

The Master Control Program is booted back up in the revamped "Tron" continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Brid...

Rachel McAdams & Michael Sheen Are Dating

12/3/2010 8:21am EST
Rachel McAdams
Rachel McAdams and Michael Sheen are making no secret of their new romance - they were snapped openly kissing at an airport in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

The actor, who was previously married to Kate Beckinsale, reportedly met the actress at a party earlier this year to celebrate the release of his movie "Beautiful Boy."

They sparked further speculation about a possible union after they were spotted holding hands in Toronto, Canada in October - and now they have gone public with their relationship.

The pair was photographed kissing and hugging at Los Angeles International Airport on Wedne...

Olivia Wilde Was Skeptical About Skintight 'Tron' Suit

11/23/2010 8:21am EST
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde talks about her "Tron Legacy" character Quorra's revealing skintight suit.

She explains, "I saw the boobs on the suit and I said, 'Oh, hell no. I'm doing kicks and backflips in this thing?' We modeled the character on Joan of Arc but with the hair of Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs."

The Master Control Program is booted back up in the revamped "Tron" continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world.


Tinker Bell Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

9/26/2010 4:05pm EDT
Tinker Bell
Pixie was in generous supply on Hollywood's world famous "Walk of Fame" as Tinker Bell, the beloved fairy character who sprang from the pages of J.M. Barrie's literary classic, Peter Pan, to become an animated superstar and the Disney symbol for fun, enchantment and magic through films, television and theme park appearances, was honored with a star of her own. Tinker Bell's twinkling star ceremony coincided with the debut of Disney Fairies' latest feature film (from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment), "Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue," released nationwide on September 21, 2010. ...

Kate Beckinsale Has An Amazing Backside

5/21/2010 8:30pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale
A sexy Kate Beckinsale wore a silver Dior crystal gown at the "2010 amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS" gala held near Cannes on Thursday. We know the draped, jeweled part of the dress is supposed to be the focal point, but we can't our eyes off her shapely backside.

The actress is set to star in "Underworld 4." Co-starring Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy, the fourth installment of the popular franchise is scheduled to be ready for theaters in 2011.

Her most recent films include "Whiteout" and "Everybody's Fine."

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Carla Bruni To Star In Woody Allen's Paris Film

4/24/2010 4:47pm EDT
Carla Bruni
Woody Allen has confirmed he has cast France's First Lady Carla Bruni in his latest movie.

The former model will join Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen and Oscar winners Marion Cotillard and Kathy Bates in "Midnight in Paris."

The romantic comedy follows a family traveling to the city for business. The party includes a young engaged couple.

The movie is set to begin filming in Paris in July.

Michael Sheen To Play Liz Lemon's Love Interest On '30 Rock'

2/23/2010 10:00am EST
Michael Sheen to guest on 30 Rock
You may know Michael Sheen from his portrayal of Tony Blair in the acclaimed historical drama The Queen, or as the first name in Frost/Nixon. Your kids may know him from New Moon as the evil vampire king, or the Underworld series' werewolf. Now you'll see him on TV.

"I did a couple of episodes of 30 Rock that'll be out soon," Sheen said. "I'm doing a bit of 30 Rock which is great."

It sounds like he'll play a love interest to Liz Lemon (Tina Fey). At least he spent all his time working with her. "I was with Tina and all my stuff was with Tina. She asked me if I would do these couple o...

Movies To Watch In Early 2010

12/17/2009 10:00am EST
Shutter Island
2009 is starting to wrap up with a few big blockbusters left for the Christmas season, but now it is time to look forward into 2010 to see what's coming up. The early months of a year may usually be quiet for movie goers, but there are some great new films releasing in January, February, and March. Take a look at the films you'll be wanting to buy tickets for in early 2010!

January (in order of release date)

"Daybreakers," rated R, is being released January 8th and stars Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, and Sam Neill. This movie is taking advantage of the current vampire popularity, but thi...

Must-See Holiday Movies

11/4/2009 9:35am EST
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The holidays are approaching, and if people are not busy running around thinking of Christmas or Hanukkah gifts, they're considering what to do with their family when they actually have to entertain everyone.

Every year there are big blockbuster films that come out around Thanksgiving and Christmas purposely devoted to people looking to enjoy time with their families, or to escape from them for a few blissful hours.

Here's a look at some of the movies coming out for the holiday season:

November 6 - Disney's A Christmas Carol

Disney is no stranger to taking beloved tales and ma...

'Star Trek' Tops Spike TV 'Scream 2009' Awards With 17 Noms

9/7/2009 12:00pm EDT
Star Trek XI
"Resistance is futile" this October as Spike TV presents the fourth annual "Scream," the first and only global event of its kind to honor the best in sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic genres. Taping on Saturday, October 17 at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles, CA, "Scream 2009" celebrates the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped the industry. This year's show will also continue the tradition of featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2010. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spi...