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'Megamind' Tops Box Office Again

November 15th, 2010 8:17am EST
Megamind
Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt's animated movie "Megamind" has continued its reign over the box-office for the second week running - sending its total profits soaring to $90 million.

The 3D DreamWorks movie, which also features the voices of Tina Fey and Jonah Hill, landed at the top of the movie countdown after making just over $30 million this week.

Denzel Washington and Chris Pine's new action thriller "Unstoppable" bumped Robert Downey, Jr.'s "Due Date" from two to three. The films earned a respective $23.5 million and $15.5 million.

New sci-fi thriller "Skyline" opened in fourth place w...
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'Unstoppable' Review: Nonstop Entertainment

November 12th, 2010 8:30am EST
Unstoppable
Unstoppable is fun, rollicking and harmless. It's loud, it's clangy, it doesn't take itself terribly seriously, and it provides a good helping of arm squeezing “Oh Jesus” moments.

“Oh Jesus” moments: where something harrowing occurs on screen and the person next to you grabs your arm and exclaims “Oh Jesus!”. These moments occur in Speed, Silver Streak, Die Hard, Not without my daughter, and True Lies. And now, Unstoppable.

Unstoppable has it all. Last second escapes, speeding trains colliding. A guy a few days from retirement dying in a fiery explosion, douchey corporate american bosses ...
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'Unstoppable' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Aren't On The Same Track (Video)

November 11th, 2010 11:00am EST
Unstoppable
'Unstoppable', inspired by actual events, is one big adrenaline rush, thanks to director Tony Scott's ability to mix non-stop action with story telling that captures ordinary people placed in extraordinary circumstances. A veteran train engineer (Denzel Washington) and a young conductor (Chris Pine) race against the clock to stop an unmanned runaway train and prevent a disaster in a heavily populated town. The first half of the film is nothing to write home about - mostly setting up the action and meeting the characters...But half way through, 'Unstoppable' really picks up steam and it's...
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Review: You Will Laugh At The Sheer Lunacy Of 'Unstoppable'

November 10th, 2010 9:45am EST
Unstoppable
Let’s face it, real life is not very interesting most days. That is one of the reasons movies have such power over us; they offer a fantastic escape from reality. Thanks to the magic of special effects and suspension of disbelief, films have the ability to take us places our lives cannot. Usually we have that concept in mind when we hear that a film is “based on actual events.” We assume that the filmmakers have taken some liberties with the story to make it more exciting.

The best movies based on real life however keep a balance between the true account and the sensationalized version...
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Denzel Washington: 'I Was At Ground Zero And It Changed My Life'

November 9th, 2010 10:17am EST
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington is still struggling to come to terms with the 9/11 terror attacks, insisting the traumatic events of the fateful day "changed his life" forever and made him even prouder to be a New Yorker.

The Oscar winner was at home in New York on September 11th, 2001 when two airplanes flew into the World Trade Center, killing 3,000 people in the worst terrorist atrocities in the country's history. The Training Day star admits he will never forget the destruction and death he witnessed at the site, and even has pieces of the debris he collected that day.

He says, "I'm from New York...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Unstoppable,' 'Morning Glory,' & More

November 8th, 2010 9:45am EST
Unstoppable
I thoroughly enjoyed the premiere of AMC’s new series “The Walking Dead” last Sunday. I’m excited to see the next episode and I am hopeful that the series will continue to sustain the dramatic tension and strong human focus present in the first episode.

On the movie front, I had the opportunity to see the Todd Philips comedy “Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. While the plot itself is formulaic, the film is quite funny due to the performances by Downey Jr. and Galifianakis. Check out my review here, if you have not already.

This week at the box office you’ll h...
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Will Ferrell Is Still Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor

November 5th, 2010 1:07pm EDT
Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell has been named Hollywood's Most Overpaid Star for the second year running.

The "Megamind" actor's slew of box office bombs earned a paltry $3.35 for every $1 the star pocketed, according to figures compiled by Forbes magazine.

When he topped the annual list last year, Ferrell was pulling in just $3.29 per dollar he took home.

Eddie Murphy was second on the new countdown - his films drew $4.45 for every dollar, although Forbes' editors ruled out animated movies and therefore did not include his hit "Shrek" films.

Funnymen Seth Rogen, Vince Vaughn and Adam Sandler al...
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Hot Legs: Rosario Dawson Is 'Unstoppable' At Film's L.A. Premiere

October 27th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson showed up to the "Unstoppable" premiere in Los Angeles yesterday wearing a prom-like dress. We weren't crazy about her gown, but her legs look fantastic. What do you think?

The film's plot centers on two locomotive operators who team up to stop a runaway train filled with explosives. Denzel Washington and Chris Pine star in this action thriller from director Tony Scott.

Rosario also stars in the upcoming movie "The Zookeeper" about a lovelorn zookeeper (Kevin James) who gets a little help from his animal buddies in order to find a mate.

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Denzel Washington, Vanessa Hudgens & Tons Of Stars Stand Up 2 Cancer

September 11th, 2010 9:15am EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond tugged at the heartstrings of TV viewers during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night with special dedications to loved ones who had lost battles with the disease.

They were part of the all-star line-up of presenters, performers and phone operators who gave up their time to help raise funds for cancer research charities and awareness about the killer disease.

Among those who took part in the TV special were Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Diane Lane, Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Denzel Washington, while celebrities like Kelly Osbourne, Marg Helgenberg...
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Check Out 'The Book Of Eli' On Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand & Download

June 15th, 2010 7:42am EDT
Book Of Eli
In a post-apocalyptic America where the once-picturesque countryside has become a desolate and violent wasteland, one man (Denzel Washington) fights to protect that sacred tome that could hold the key to the survival of the human race.

A warrior not by choice but necessity, Eli seeks only peace but, if challenged, will cut his attackers down before they realize their fatal mistake. It's not his life he guards so fiercely but his hope for the future; a hope he has carried and protected for 30 years and is determined to realize. Driven by this commitment and guided by his belief in some...
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Scarlett Johansson & Catherine Zeta-Jones Triumph At Tony Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Photos

June 14th, 2010 9:06am EDT
Tony Awards
John Logan's Broadway hit "Red" landed the lion's share of honors at the 64th annual Tony Awards, including Best Play and Best Director. The hit show, starring Brits Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, picked up five awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

Bon Jovi star David Bryan's "Memphis" was also the toast of Broadway, picking up four awards - including the night's Best Musical honor. "Fela!" and "La Cage aux Folles" claimed only three of their 11 nominations each.

Onstage husband and wife Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were big winners, claiming the night's Best Actor and Actr...
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The Golden Age Of Black Talent In Hollywood

March 2nd, 2010 10:05am EST
Are Black Men The Dominant Leading Actors Of This Era
Hollywood has always had its share of big-name black talent, from Sidney Poitier to Hattie McDaniel to Louis Gossett, Jr. But looking back, none of those big names owned Hollywood like Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, or Audrey Hepburn did. Poitier, McDaniel, and Gossett, Jr. were immensely talented pioneers, but they were vastly outnumbered by their peers in the industry. Unfortunate as it was, they were the exception in Hollywood, not the rule.

This was probably due in part to the social fabric of America at the time. It can’t have been easy for Sidney Poitier, even with his incredible tal...
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Wyclef Jean To Be Honored By Harvard

February 24th, 2010 12:06pm EST
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean has been named Artist of the Year by America's prestigious Harvard University. The former Fugees star will be presented with an award for his contribution to music and his philanthropic efforts at the Massachusetts institution's Cultural Rhythms ceremony on Saturday.

Jean has been tirelessly campaigning and fundraising to help Haiti after an earthquake devastated the country last month - and the Harvard Foundation director, S. Allen Counter, has praised the musician's determination to aid relief efforts in his homeland.

He says, "His contributions to music and distinguished h...
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Dress Battle: Mila Kunis Vs. Kourtney Kardashian

February 22nd, 2010 1:30pm EST
Mila Kunis and Kourtney Kardashian
Mila Kunis showed a little cleavage at the 62nd Annual Writers Guild Awards in LA on Saturday, while new mom Kourtney Kardashian modeled her svelte figure at The Dash Fashion Show at Jet Nightclub in Las Vegas on Friday. Which celeb looks better? See more photos after the jump!

Mila recently starred in the Denzel Washington film "The Book of Eli." But her clothes on set were far different than the ones she wore over the weekend. Mila hated having to don the same dirty clothes every day. She told WENN, "I kept none of my ensemble from the film. It was so dirty and filthy. In fact I burne...
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Michael Bay & 'Harry Potter' Stars Are Some Of The Highest Paid People In Hollywood

February 5th, 2010 10:43am EST
Emma Watson & Daniel Radcliffe
A new list from Vanity Fair includes the actors, directors, and producers who made the most money in 2009. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" director Michael Bay topped the list with a staggering $125 million paycheck.

"Avatar" director James Cameron earned a mere $50 million, but figures are based on worlwide estimates up to Dec. 31. Since the film has grossed over $2 billion since then, it's likely his paycheck will double.

The higest paid actress? "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson ($30 million). The highest paid actor? Her co-star Daniel Radcliffe ($41 million). Their pal Rupe...
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And America's Favorite Movie & TV Stars Are...

January 27th, 2010 11:17am EST
Clint Eastwood
A recent Harris Poll named Clint Eastwood the nation's favorite film star, while Oprah Winfrey has topped a list of television favorites.

Clint recently starred in the 2008 film Gran Torino, in which he was nominated for a Critic's Choice Award. He was also nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards for Invictus.

Meanwhile, Oprah is America's favorite TV personality. She was also recently voted one of the nation's most desirable neighbors, according to the third annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey.

Where are the young people on this list? Who answered the Harris po...
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'The Book of Eli' Shows Us The Power Of Faith

January 15th, 2010 12:00pm EST
The Book of Eli
I should probably start this review off with a disclaimer: I've always loved Denzel Washington as an actor, and even though I haven't seen all of his movies, I can't think of a single one that I hate.

That being said, "The Book of Eli" directed by the Hughes brothers is a thoroughly entertaining and delightfully original story set in the post apocalyptic world. It's not necessarily the appearance of the world or the reason for its destruction that are so new. In fact, the most refreshing aspect is the conflicting motivations of its main opposing forces.

Religious undertones are pres...
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Watching the World Burn: The Appeal of Post Apocalyptic Films

January 15th, 2010 9:35am EST
Book of Eli
On December 31, 1999, the world sat poised to enter a new millennium unsure exactly of what lay ahead. After people got over the initial shock that Y2K did not plunge us into the total chaos predicted by computer experts, somewhat disappointed, they went back to their usual business.

Now that it's the year 2010, a decade into the new era, the next big year people suspect the world could end is 2012, in accordance with the termination of the Mayan calendar. In 2009, people flocked to see "2012" a Roland Emmerich film fictionally portraying the same prophesied destruction the year is s...
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Mila Kunis Would Prefer Toilet Paper After The Apocalypse

January 14th, 2010 12:53pm EST
Mila Kunis
Sexy Mila Kunis doesn't look so glamorous in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of The Book of Eli. She plays an innocent girl born after the disaster, so she's only ever lived in the rubble. A product of the modern age, Kunis admits she would not be as resourceful as Denzel Washington's character in her film.

"I would fail," Kunis said. "I would fail miserably. Resourceful? No. I would need Bear Grylls with me because I wouldn't know what to eat. I would eat that snake with the yellow tail because I wouldn't know it was poisonous. I'm not like a survivalist. I'd like to think that I would b...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'Book Of Eli,' 'Lovely Bones' & More

January 11th, 2010 10:08am EST
THE BOOK OF ELI
I'm really glad that I finally got the chance to see James Cameron's "Avatar" in 3-D. Visually Cameron creates an incredibly convincing alien world, paying attention to even the smallest details in the environment.

The vibrant jungle scenes bring out the advantages of 3-D and convinced me that as a medium it isn't just a lame gimmick, but rather an opportunity for filmmaking to mature in the coming years.

"Avatar" kept me glued to the screen, captivating me from the moment it began until the moment it finished. While the story and dialogue were predictable, I didn't necessarily c...
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Denzel Washington Regrets Turning Down Brad Pitt's Part In 'Seven'

January 9th, 2010 3:27pm EST
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington will always regret turning down Brad Pitt's role in Seven because he thought the film would be too dark.

Washington was director David Fincher's first choice to play Det. David Mills in the 1995 thriller but the double Oscar winner passed and Pitt took the part opposite Morgan Freeman and his then-girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow.

And the star kicked himself when he eventually saw the film.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "They offered me the Brad Pitt part, but I was like, 'This is so dark and evil.' Then, when I saw the movie, I was like, 'Oh, shoot.'"

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Sandra Bullock Was The Biggest Box Office Draw Of 2009

January 4th, 2010 8:27am EST
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock was the biggest draw at the box office in 2009, according to a new survey. The actress appeared in three movies in the past 12 months - romantic comedy The Proposal, football drama The Blind Side and comedy All About Steve.

The films proved to be most popular with theatregoers, with The Blind Side taking $193 million to date in North America alone.

Bullock's popularity put her ahead of actors like Johnny Depp and George Clooney in the annual list by Quigley Publishing Company, which collates various pieces of information from cinema owners across the U.S.

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Mila Kunis Burned Dirty 'Book Of Eli' Clothes

December 30th, 2009 8:29am EST
Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis was so glad to be done with her filthy outfit from post-apocalypse drama The Book of Eli she burned it.

The star hated having to don the same dirty clothes every day on the set of the upcoming Denzel Washington film and staged a ceremonial send-off when the film wrapped.

She tells WENN, "I kept none of my ensemble from the film. It was so dirty and filthy. In fact I burned it in effigy when we wrapped production."

And Kunis urges film fans not to be swept up by her tough-girl character in the new film - she'd be no good surviving after a nuclear blast.

She adds, "In a...
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Male Celebrities We'd Like To Kiss Under The Mistletoe

December 22nd, 2009 9:15am EST
Hot Mistletoe Kisses
If we had it our way, we'd have mistletoe in our pocket just in case we stumbled upon someone we'd like to smooch. Isn't that the general rule of thumb- if you are standing underneath it with someone, you have to kiss them.

Here are the top male celebrities we wouldn't mind being under the mistletoe with. Pucker up!

Ryan Gosling - The Academy Award nominated actor is as talented as he is adorable. He can sing and sweep the girls off our feet. Amazing.

Jon Hamm - Could this guy get any more dapper? We wish there were more Don Drapers (Mad Men) out there today, except they wouldn...
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Movies To Watch In Early 2010

December 17th, 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...
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Charitable Stars: Celebrities Who Enjoy Giving Their Time And Money To A Cause

November 25th, 2009 9:30am EST
Charitable Stars
'Tis the season to be merry and give your hard earned dollars away. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we take a look at celebrities who enjoy giving thanks and donating their time and money for a good cause.

Patrick Dempsey - After Patrick's mother was struck with cancer, he started the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing located at The Central Maine Medical Center. The Dempsey Center provides support, education, and health promotion for cancer patients. Patrick also takes part in the annual Dempsey Challenge, a 100-mile bike trek and 5 kilometer walk/run held i...
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Diddy's $3 Million Birthday Bash

November 23rd, 2009 8:30am EST
Diddy
Rap mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs spent a staggering $3 million celebrating his 40th birthday with friends in New York.

The superstar rented space at the posh Plaza Hotel and installed a Garden of Eden-themed room, including a $30,000 orchid display, black chandeliers and a black dance floor.

Guests, including Jay-Z, Bono, Kim Kardashian and Denzel Washington were then treated to a silver confetti drop and performance by singer Al Green - reports the New York Post.

Combs reached the landmark on November 4th.

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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: Madonna In Brazil, Jessica Alba Pimps Prada & More

November 16th, 2009 8:47am EST
Madonna In Brazil
Madonna and Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral waved during a visit to the Dona Marta shanty town in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, Nov. 13. Madonna followed a trip to Africa with a stop in Rio to discuss social projects. Check out what other celebrities did over the weekend!

George Lopez and guitarist Slash watched the Los Angeles Lakers play the Houston Rockets during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. in Los Angeles. The Rockets won the game 101-91.

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Image © AP Photo/Lori Shepler

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Slideshow: Celebrities & Their Less Famous, But Fabulous, Wives

November 4th, 2009 9:50am EST
Matt Damon and wife
Being a good Hollywood wife requires a lot of strength, trust and discipline - especially when the wife is a non-celebrity. Next to every good man, there's a good women

who will stand by her husband through his vigorous film schedule, premieres and press tours.

Check out a few Hollywood wives that although we hardly know them, we highly respect them!

Kevin James' wife Steffiana de la Cruz was a model when she met Kevin on a blind date almost ten years ago. The gorgeous Filipino and the pudgy funnyman married a few years later and now have two children. Although Steffiana has made a f...
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Publicist Says Tom Cruise Is Neither Homophobic Nor Boring

October 22nd, 2009 8:37am EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise's publicist has responded promptly to allegations the movie star is a "homophobic bore" - made by a former castmate.

Actor Bronson Pinchot attempted to expose the real Cruise in a recent interview, claiming his Risky Business co-star made a series of offensive anti-gay comments on the set of the 1983 film that upset co-stars.

Pinchot reveals, "He (Cruise) was the biggest bore on the face of the Earth. He made constant, constant unrelated homophobic comments... There was no basis for it. It was like, 'It's a nice day, I'm glad there are no gay people standing here.' Very, ve...
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