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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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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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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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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Saw VI,' 'Vampire's Assistant' & More

October 19th, 2009 9:43am EDT
Cirque du Freak
Last Tuesday, I had a chance to see "Where the Wild Things Are." Visually the film is stunning; it integrates handheld camera shots in the appropriate moments to take viewers into the action. Jim Henson's Creature Shop makes the monsters of the movie look incredibly convincing, and the composite animation of their faces matches up well.

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers do a fantastic job of stretching a 10 page children's book into a movie that doesn't distort the message of the book, but still gives audiences something fresh. One of the most fascinating aspects of the creatures the hero M...
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Summer Movie Awards Part 1: Surprise Hit, Biggest Bombs & More

September 9th, 2009 9:53am EDT
G.I. Joe
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the official end to summer has now passed. Yes, the days will now be shorter, the weather cooler (unless you're smart enough to live in Southern California like this column's scribe), and for some school resuming its session, but there's also a lot of good news.

TV is back, football is back, and summer movie season is finally at its end. Yes, no more summer movies, no more endless weekends filled with event films that shatter theater speakers and routinely melt screens with too much rambunctious action. It's a thankful end to a season that routine...
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Film's Most Memorable Football Coaches

September 8th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Knute Rockne Win One for the Gipper
With football season right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at the way Hollywood has immortalized coaches over the years. While most football movies focus on the players, a few have turned their eyes to the men (and women) calling the shots, giving us several good and bad portrayals of coaches.

Tony D'Amato, "Any Given Sunday"

Oliver Stone's let's-throw-it-all-together-and-see-what-sticks football opus has its faults, but one of them is not Al Pacino's performance as the coach of the beleaguered Miami Sharks. Stone coaxes one of Pacino's last great efforts by allowing...
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Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

August 25th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Jennifer Garner
For some actors, it is hard to make the crucial transition into film as a television star. Especially if you are typecast as a certain character and most people can't think of you as anyone else (for example, Matt LeBlanc as Joey on Friends). Television actors put their careers on the line when they leave their steady jobs to branch out into the film world, and they either make it or they don't. Here are the top television stars who managed to hold their own in the film world.

Will Smith- Before he was one of the top A-list movie stars, Will Smith was known as the Banks' troublemaking co...
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Ten Annoying Things About Rappers

June 19th, 2009 11:24am EDT
R. Kelly
Hip Hop music is the most popular music genre in the world. Rappers like Lil Wayne, Eminem, and Jay-Z have gained worldwide recognition and success because of their rap lyrics and songs. Rap music is great, but some of the things rappers say or do are hypocritical, ridiculous, and downright annoying.

Here are the ten most annoying things about rappers:

1. Rappers love to rap about clubs and alcohol

If you've downloaded hip hop music or tuned into a music station lately, you probably heard a rap song about clubs and alcoholic drinks. More than half of the rap songs on the radio or ...
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Dapper Denzel Washington

June 8th, 2009 4:56pm EDT
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington showed up at "The Taking of Pelham 123" Los Angeles premiere last week looking stylish in a gray jacket, jeans, and sneakers. What do you think of Denzel? See the photos, and tell us what you think!

Image © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Image © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

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Denzel Washington Wishes His 'Pelham 123' Costar John Travolta Well

June 8th, 2009 9:50am EDT
The Taking of Pelham 123
John Travolta has not been available to discuss the making of his latest film, The Taking of Pelham 123. Still mourning the sudden loss of his son Jett, Travolta has remained private. His costar in the film, Denzel Washington, assured Travolta's fans and sympathizers that he has been checking in on the family.

"I talked with John about two-and-a-half-weeks ago, and needless to say, he's struggling," Washington said. "He's struggling. More than talking to him, I listened to him for about two or three hours. So, it's going to take time."

Certainly, when dealing with the loss of a ch...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 8th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Imagine That
Following up from last week, "The Hangover" turned out to be a hilarious movie. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I liked it so much that I actually ended up seeing it twice. For a more in-depth discussion of the movie, feel free to check out my review.

This week there are four movies premiering - two thrillers, a comedy, and a drama. We have "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," "Moon," "Imagine That," and "Tetro."

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

In this remake of the 1974 film, "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" a New York City subway dispatcher named Walter Garber (D...
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Andy Samberg Hosts The '2009 MTV Movie Awards'; Live on Sunday, May 31

May 19th, 2009 5:30pm EDT
Andy Samberg
Instead of a presenters' break for an on-stage "smoke," this year's "2009 MTV Movie Awards" promises to get movie fans high on star power alone! Sure to make movie-lovers and celeb-watchers everywhere green with golden popcorn envy, a bevy of the hottest stars in Hollywood are confirmed to hand out awards as Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudgens, Leighton Meester, Jonah Hill and Lil Wayne are the first to be announced in the growing list of presenters. With a stage this hot, viewers can expect another year of incredible pairings and extreme moments. ...
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Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...
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Spotlight On The Best Big-Screen Lawyers

April 16th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Chicago
Lawyers have been around basically as long as the law has been present - even back in Ancient Rome and Greece there were men who would stand up and speak for the laws they made. Over the years the role of the lawyer has altered a few times, but it always comes back to truth, justice, and honesty ... or the exact opposite of those ideas.

Lawyers have gained a rather negative persona, either due to them wanting too much money or doing it for their own ego rather than what is right. Film often interprets reality, and so lawyers on screen are usually portrayed as either virtuous, helpful,...
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The Elite Eight Of Basketball Movies

March 16th, 2009 10:25am EDT
Glory Road
March Madness has arrived! This is the time of the year when people set up betting pools and eagerly watch as their teams try to make it to the Final Four. March Madness is marked by buzz beaters, upsets, blowouts, Cinderella teams who are destined to win the tournament, Underdog teams who defy their critics, and the love and passion for the game of basketball. These underlying moments and themes have all been a major focus of basketball films. In honor of March Madness, we've compiled a list of the best basketball films ever. Here are the Elite Eight:

1. Hoop Dreams (1994)

Any kid w...
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Movies With Best Ensemble Casts

February 9th, 2009 5:13pm EST
He
Sometimes a single actor makes a film, and sometimes too many egos don't fit on the same screen, but when you find a group of talented actors who manage to make it look like they're having the time of their lives, then the audience wants to be a part of the magic. Chemistry can't be faked. Whether He's Just Not That Into You, starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Connolly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bradley Cooper, and Scarlett Johansson will be one of those remarkable collaborations remains to be seen. In the meantime, here's a little taste...
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Sister Spotlight: Elle And Dakota Fanning

January 21st, 2009 12:36pm EST
Fanning Sisters
The Fanning family is lucky. They have two pretty young girls, both are established or establishing themselves as respected actresses in an age when tween sexpots sell, and have managed to stay out of the unflattering light of Hollywood - thus far. Two talented daughters, bound to make large amounts of money due to their talent, must deal with the downfalls of normal child stardom. For those who are only familiar with Dakota Fanning, she has a younger sister, Elle, who is fast becoming just as well known as her sister. Let's investigate this perfect storm of child actors done right, and wha...
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