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Ricky Gervais: Famous people like Muppets being rude

March 28th, 2014 10:20pm EDT
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais says famous stars make cameos in the Muppets movies because its great to have somebody be "rude to you".
The British funnyman appears in the latest movie caper, 'Muppets Most Wanted', alongside the cheeky puppet characters and an all-star cast including the likes of Tom Hiddleston, Celine Dion, Salma Hayek and Christoph Waltz, and he claims being made fun of on screen by the likes of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy is a welcome change for most A-list stars.
He told the BBC: "When you're rich and famous and pampered and get 'yes' all your life sometimes you want a bit of relie...
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Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep turn viral videos into films on TV

March 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Tom Hanks
Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Queen Latifah and Christoph Waltz helped U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel turn popular YouTube.com videos into hilarious new film trailers on Sunday (02Mar14).

As part of the comedian's annual Jimmy Kimmel Live! post-Oscars special, the TV host recruited Australian acting brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth to shoot a big screen version of 2007 viral video Charlie Bit My Finger in a movie titled Bitman Begins.

Streep played the brawling siblings' mother, while Hanks portrayed a hooded monk looking out for Liam.

Another fake film preview featured Queen...
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Quentin Tarantino Scraps 'Hateful Eight’ After Script Leak, Names Possible Culprits

January 22nd, 2014 11:57am EST
Quentin Tarantino
We all know how obsessive and private one can get when writing a screenplay. For someone to leak Quentin Tarantino's script for his new western film titled, ‘The Hateful Eight’ is absolutely ridiculous.

Here’s what Tarantino had to say about this:

“I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now,” said the Oscar-winning film-maker to Deadline.com. “I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.

“I gave it to one of the producers on Django Unchained, Reggie Hudlin, and he let an agent come to his house and read it. That’...
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Christoph Waltz for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'?

November 29th, 2013 6:30pm EST
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz and Rebecca Hall may join 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'.

The 'Django Unchained' star is in line to play Captain Brand, the main villain in the new swashbuckling adventure starring Johnny Depp as his famous character, Captain Jack Sparrow, according to MailOnline.

The two-time Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor would portray a ghostly character seeking revenge on Sparrow, who he believes is responsible for his brother's death by introducing him to the pirate life.

Meanwhile, 'Iron Man 3' actress Hall is being eyed to play Carina Smith, the beautifu...
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Christoph Waltz To Join 'Horrible Bosses 2'

October 28th, 2013 2:24pm EDT
Christoph Waltz
Renowned thespian Christoph Waltz is set to join Horrible Bosses 2.

The 57-year-old actor is in talks to star opposite Chris Pine in the comedy sequel, which will see Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day and Jason Bateman reprise their roles from the first film.

Christoph was rumored to be joining the film earlier this month, but was forced to refuse the offer because of conflicting scheduling.

Deadline, now reports that the Oscar winner has a slot available for filming and is likely to take up the role to play an evil father.

Movie bosses are hoping to top the mean bosses seen in the hit 2011 o...
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Oscar winners front new anti-nuclear video campaign

June 12th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Barack Obama
Oscar winners Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Christoph Waltz have teamed up for a new video, in which they urge U.S. leader Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin to imagine a world without nuclear weapons.

The actors join Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts, Alec Baldwin, John Cusack and Danny DeVito, among others, in the new Global Zero public service announcement, which has been released to coincide with the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland, where world leaders will meet to discuss arms and international defence next week (17-18Jun13).

The video is part of an internati...
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Christoph Waltz 'Fine' After Gun Scare At Cannes Film Festival

May 18th, 2013 11:20am EDT
Christoph Waltz
After being caught up in a gun scare at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, Christoph Waltz has spoken out about the incident and assured fans he is "fine."

A 42-year-old man allegedly fired a weapon and claimed to have a fake grenade while the "Django Unchained" star was being interviewd by French show "Le Grand Journal."
 
Security immediately rushed Watz offstage when they heard the sound of gunfire.

The actor has opened up about the incident, telling Britain's Daily Mail, Waltz says, "I was on a panel at the Studio Canal platform off the beach when a man produced a gun. I think it was...
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Up For Grabs: The 2013 Best Supporting Actor Oscar

February 24th, 2013 7:05pm EST
Django Unchained
Perhaps the most open category at this year's Oscars, Best Supporting Actor is loaded with five of the industry's most celebrated veterans.

Seven-time Oscar nominee Robert De Niro landed his first nod since 1992 (Cape Fear) for his role as an obsessive sports fan & bookie in Silver Linings Playbook. It's been over 30 years since his last win (1981's Raging Bull), and we like his chances.

Christoph Waltz, who won in this category in 2010 for Inglourious Basterds is nominated for his second award in the same category, again for a Quentin Tarantino film, Django Unchained.

Philip Seymour Hof...
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'Everyone Wins At The Oscars' Gift Bag Includes Circus Lessons, Condoms & A 'Vampire Facelift'

February 24th, 2013 11:04am EST
Oscars 2013
Hey Jennifer Lawrence, don't worry if you don't land an Academy Award for your performance in Silver Linings Playbook (you will), because all the nominees who aren't bringing home an Oscar statue this year will get a goodie-bag worth $45,000 as a consolation prize (which will only cost them about $10,000 in taxes to keep).

Gift bags containing all sorts of expensive tchotchkes are nothing new at awards ceremonies like the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. They started out as a way for companies to get the stars photographed with their wares in exchange for free stuff, ultimately evolving into a p...
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Oscars 2013: What Will Win, What Could Win And What Should Win

February 22nd, 2013 7:54am EST
Oscars 2013
The 85th Annual Academy Awards – airing this Sunday at 8:30 PM EST on ABC – are sure to get a little rowdy this year. Ceremony notwithstanding, the categories themselves are all over the place, and for the first time in years, there are no dead-locks and certain promises in any of the categories (except, perhaps, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, but we'll get to that). Still, pundits have weighed in and the scales are tipped in several favors. Here are our predictions for what will likely win, what might upset and what films and performances deserve a golden statuette in some of the ...
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A Look Inside The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

February 5th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Oscar Nominees Luncheon
The stars came out to Beverly Hills today to be honored as nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards and Starpulse was in the building to capture all of the action.  The Nominees Luncheon is an annual event where film industry gathers to celebrate their nomination for one final time before the big day. Each honoree is given a certificate that recognizes their Academy Award nomination and they get a souvenir Oscar sweatshirt.  Hey, if you don't get the Oscar, at least you got some swag!

If this all sounds a bit like high school graduation, it actually is.  After lunch is served, the entir...
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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Christoph Waltz To Play Mikhail Gorbachev In 'Reykjavik'

October 15th, 2012 2:19pm EDT
Christoph Waltz
Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz is set to play former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the upcoming film Reykjavik.

Waltz will portray the Communist statesman in Mike Newell's new picture about a 1986 meeting between Gorbachev and former President Ronald Reagan, which is credited as sparking the end of the Cold War.

Michael Douglas has already signed on to play Reagan, according to Deadline.com.

Filming is due to begin in Iceland in March.

Foreign policy expert Ken Adelman, who helped negotiate the peace deal, will add an element of authenticity by serving as an ex...
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First Look at Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' Is Off The Chain

April 26th, 2012 12:41pm EDT
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No, Jamie Foxx is not starring in a weird remake of "Blazing Saddles." He's just moseying down the streets of an 1800's town in full gunslinger regalia for director Quentin Tarantino's controversial new spaghetti western … or is that a southern?

Entertainment Weekly has snagged the first two pics from Tarantino's latest blood-drenched opus "Django Unchained," which feature Foxx as the title slave freed by an erudite German named Dr. King Schultz ("Inglourious Basterds" Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz) who teaches his new Kimosabe the bounty hunter trade.

Also on display is a malevolently go...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Three Musketeers: Special Edition'

March 14th, 2012 12:22pm EDT
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All for one and one for all – again! We’re checking out the latest Musketeer installment from Summit Entertainment out this week on Blu-ray titled 'The Three Musketeers: Special Edition.' Grab a review rope and swing down below!

Title: "The Three Musketeers: Special Edition"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Logan Lerman, Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 110 minutes

Release Company: Summit Entertainment

Website: www.summit-ent.com

The Flick: Let’s face it – there have been a TON of Musketeer flicks over the years. So how does Paul “Ali...
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Check Out 'The Three Musketeers' On 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD March 13

March 9th, 2012 7:00am EST
The Three Musketeers
"The Three Musketeers" ride again in a 3D revamp directed by Paul W.S. Anderson ("Alien vs. Predator," "Resident Evil").

Logan Lerman stars as D'Artagnan, a brash young man who bands up with the famed trio (Luke Evans, Matthew Macfadyen, and Ray Stevenson) to fight the corrupt the dreaded Cardinal Richelieu (Christoph Waltz).

Mads Mikkelsen and Milla Jovovich co-star in the Summit Entertainment release.

The film is based on one of the most popular adventure stories ever written. The swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan who journeys to Paris in 1625 in hopes of beco...
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Kate Winslet: 'I'm Actually Quite Proud Of My Vomiting'

January 21st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet left the set of her new movie Carnage "smelling of sick" every night after having to projectile vomit over and over again for one key scene.

The actress stars alongside Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids are caught fighting at school, and one part sees Winslet's character, Nancy, throw up mid-discussion.

The Brit admits the excess vomit made the set rather unpleasant to work on, but she enjoyed every moment of it.

She tells People magazine, "I'm actually quite proud of my vomiting! It was everywhere: in my hai...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Carnage,' & More

December 12th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Sadly, I haven’t caught last week’s pick yet: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” However I did have the misfortune of watching the David Gordon Green comedy “The Sitter,” which turned out to be a complete dud. If you haven’t already read my review, give it a look to find out why I think Jonah Hill deserves better.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Guy Ritchie sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the Roman Polanski parental dramedy “Carnage,” the third Chipmunks adventure “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked,” and the Roger Corman themed documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a...
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December Movie Preview

December 3rd, 2011 9:00am EST
December Movie Preview
Well, we’ve made it. December is finally here and with it, as always, comes the biggest push for awards season glory. This December is packed with films that are vying for Oscar attention, some of which are the most anticipated films of the year.

December 9

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There is so much to be excited about for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” that it’s hard to list everything. For starters, the cast is amazing: Gary Oldman (in the role that will most likely finally win him an Oscar), Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Aside from a group of some of the ...
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'The Three Musketeers' Opens Next Weekend - Consider Reading The Book

October 15th, 2011 7:30am EDT
The Three Muskateers
Penguin Books has released the movie tie-in edition of "The Three Musketeers" by Alexandre Dumas. One of the most popular adventure stories ever written, the swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of D'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 in hopes of becoming a muskateer and guard to King Louis XIII.

Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue - and also three companions: the daring swordsman Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

The book is translated by Robert Pevear.

In the new film "The Three Musketeers" Logan Lerman plays D'Artagnan, the br...
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Christoph Waltz Falls Off Horse, Dislocates Pelvis Bone

September 30th, 2011 7:35pm EDT
Christoph Waltz
Oscar winner Christoph Waltz has been left with painful injuries after falling from a horse on the set of Quentin Tarantino's new film "Django Unchained."

The "Inglourious Basterds" star has reportedly pulled out of a promotional appearance at the New York Film Festival after dislocating a bone in his pelvis while preparing for his new movie.

A statement from the actor's representative reads, "Christoph Waltz was injured while training with his horse in preparation for his role. He is currently being treated for a dislocated pelvic bone."

Tarantino's film also features Leonardo DiC...
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Kate Winslet Thrilled To Star In 'Carnage'

September 2nd, 2011 10:12am EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet jumped at the chance to star in Roman Polanski's new comedy Carnage - because she's always been a fan of the legendary director.

The movie, based on the hit Broadway play God of Carnage, stars Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids brawl at school.

The comedy was well-received by critics after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday, and Winslet reveals she didn't hesitate to sign up to the movie.

She says, "When Roman Polanski invites you to join him in any project you don't really ...
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Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Quentin Tarantino's Next Villain?

June 10th, 2011 12:45am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to play the villain in Quentin Tarantino's western Django Unchained, according to reports.

The movie star is slated to play Calvin Candie, an evil Mississippi ranch owner and sex club boss who has kidnapped the leading man's wife.

If he signs up, DiCaprio will join Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds baddie Christoph Waltz in the film. Waltz plays a dentist-turned-bounty hunter in the bizarre film, according to CinemaBlend.com.
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'X-Men First Class' Earns An 'A' And Resurrects Sinking Franchise

June 1st, 2011 11:00am EDT
X-Men First Class Earns An  A And Resurrects Sinking Franchise
“X-Men: First Class” has the pop and style and comic book action and humor beloved in this genre. Director Matthew Vaughn, who cut his chops on the hyper-visceral, hyper-violent “Kick-Ass” has accomplished something sort of great here. He’s resurrected a sinking franchise.

Starting in sunny Nazi occupied Poland, we meet the young Erik as he is ripped away from his mother by SS officers. So desperate to be with her, Erik unleashes his magnetic powers for the first time, mentally bending and contorting the metal fence keeping them apart.

Immediately after this feat, Erik is greeted by SS of...
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Christoph Waltz To Star In Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Western?

May 3rd, 2011 9:05am EDT
Christoph Waltz
Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is to reteam with his Inglourious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino for a new take on cult spaghetti western Django.

Django Unchained will also reportedly feature Italian actor Franco Nero, who played the original Django in Sergio Corbucci's 1966 film and a 1987 sequel, Django Strikes Again.

Talking about the project last year, Tarantino said, "I'd like to do a western, but rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves."

"You could do a ponderous history...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Water For Elephants,' 'Madea's Big Happy Family' & More

April 18th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Water for Elephants
This weekend I was finally able to see the Duncan Jones sci-fi/thriller “Source Code,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal. After viewing it though, I’m fairly certain that Hollywood is attempting to compensate for mindless action flicks, by making ludicrously complex and confusing sci-fi movies like “Source Code.”

While the premise of a lone soldier being forced to travel back in time for 8 minutes at a clip sounds promising, the way that the tale is told, does not allow you to get emotionally invested in the characters.

As he did with his debut film “Moon,” Jones adeptly handles themes of isolat...
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Robert Pattinson & Reese Witherspoon Look Striking At 'Elephants' Premiere

April 18th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon made a dashing platonic couple at the "Water for Elephants" New York City Premiere over the weekend.

A handsome veterinary student falls for a married circus performer in the romantic drama adapted from Sara Gruen's best-selling novel.

When Jacob (Pattinson) meets Marlena (Witherspoon), it's love at first sight -- their shared affections for an extraordinary elephant stirring profound feelings of compassion within both of them. Theirs is a love that could span lifetimes, though the wrath of Marlena's dangerously domineering husband, August (Christop...
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Robert Pattinson Got Very Attached To His Elephant Co-star

April 11th, 2011 9:22am EDT
Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson became emotional on his last day of shooting with Tai, his elephant co-star in Water For Elephants.

He explained, "I'm going to miss her. I cried when the elephant was wrapped. I never cried when anyone else was wrapped."

In "Water For Elephants," a handsome veterinary student falls for a married circus performer. When Jacob (Pattinson) meets Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), it's love at first sight -- their shared affections for an extraordinary elephant stir profound feelings of compassion within both of them.

Theirs is a love that could span lifetimes, though the wrath o...
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Gondry's 3-D Visuals Spoiled By Dull Humor In 'The Green Hornet'

January 14th, 2011 9:41am EST
The Green Hornet
“The Green Hornet” blends the playful visual style of director Michel Gondry (“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”), with the humor of writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (“Superbad”). You might think the combination of these creative forces would be a recipe for success however the end result is rather lackluster. There are some cool 3-D fight scenes in “The Green Hornet,” which are largely marred by unintelligent jokes.

Rogen and Goldberg adapt The Green Hornet superhero made popular by a 1960s television series and a 1930s radio series created by George W. Trendle. According to t...
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Review: 'The Green Hornet' 'Two Jews On Film' Find This Super Hero Lacking (Video)

January 13th, 2011 10:11am EST
Green Hornet
'The Green Hornet' directed by Michael Gondry is written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film stars Seth as The Green Hornet/Britt Reed. Britt is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate (Tom Wilkinson) His father takes every opportunity to tell Britt that he's disgusted and disappointed in him. You see, Britt is basically a party animal...think male bimbo with lots of money. He has no desire to follow in his father's footsteps or anyone else's for that matter. But that soon changes when his father mysteriously dies and leaves Britt his vast media empire. What's a ...
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