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Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' To Premiere At The Berlin Film Festival

11/5/2013 4:15pm EST
Wes Anderson is set to kick off the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on February 6, 2014 with the world premiere of his new film, Grand Budapest Hotel.

The film, Anderson's eighth as director, stars Ralph Fiennes as the titular hotel's concierge befriends a young lobby boy (newcomer Tony Revolori) and takes him under his wing as his unofficial apprentice.

The film was shot on location in Germany, making it the perfect place for it to premiere, as many had assumed it would bow at next year's Cannes Film Festival.

Two of Anderson's previous films, "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou...

Starpulse Snapshots: Ali Landry On The Set Of 'Little Boy'

10/6/2011 2:00pm EDT
Ali Landry
Ali Landry is definitely supermom! Check out Ali's photo diary as she shoots scenes from her latest film “Little Boy” in Mexico while 9 months pregnant and yes she's due this month! The hard working beauty, who makes balancing it all look easy (with 4-year-old daughter Estela on set), plays an expecting mother in the movie whose husband is away at war. The film, slated for a 2012 release, also stars Emily Watson, Kevin James, Michael Rapaport, Tom Wilkenson and is directed by Landry’s husband, Alejandro Monteverde.

Review: Two Jews On Film' Find 'The Debt' Intense And Thrilling

8/31/2011 10:00am EDT
The Debt
Two Jews on Film: By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Even the best secret agents carry a debt from a past mission. Rachael Singer must now face up to hers...

'The Debt' directed by John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) is the story of what happens when the lie you've been living for decades finally catches up to you. What do you do?

The year is 1997. Rachel (Helen Mirren) and her husband Stephan (Tom Wilkinson) retired Mossad secret agents learn that their former colleague, David (Ciaran Hinds) has killed himself...

Rachel sets out to find discover why David has taken his own life. We travel with...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Scream 4,' 'Rio,' & More

4/11/2011 11:00am EDT
Scream 4
After seeing both “Arthur” and “Your Highness” last week, I could not believe how many other critics assigned them either the same score, or gave “Your Highness” a better grade. I found “Arthur” to be quite enjoyable, playing to Russell Brand’s strengths as my review states; while I thought “Your Highness,” was an immature comedy which fails to use raunchy humor effectively.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the long-awaited Wes Craven horror sequel “Scream 4,” the Carlos Saldanha animated adventure “Rio,” the off-beat Keanu Reeves comedy “Henry’s Crime,” and "The Conspirator"...

Gondry's 3-D Visuals Spoiled By Dull Humor In 'The Green Hornet'

1/14/2011 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...

Review: 'The Green Hornet' 'Two Jews On Film' Find This Super Hero Lacking (Video)

1/13/2011 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 ...

Katie Holmes To Play Jackie Kennedy

4/28/2010 9:18pm EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes is set to play America's most beloved First Lady after signing on to portray Jackie Kennedy in a new TV mini-series.

The actress will play the wife of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy in an upcoming eight-hour drama chronicling one of America's most famous families.

"The Kennedys" will debut in 2011 on The History Channel, and will also feature Greg Kinnear and Tom Wilkinson.

Kinnear will play JFK in the project.

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Check Out 'RocknRolla,' On DVD Jan. 27

1/25/2009 7:24am EST
"I own this town." But owning is getting expensive for old-school London gangster Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson). A wealthier foreign mob is moving in with a riverfront property swindle. A small-timer (Gerard Butler) and his crew think they can play both sides and become big time.

Now add a hard-as-ice accountant (Thandie Newton), a rocker playing dead to boost sales, wannabe music moguls (Jeremy Piven and Chris Bridges), a missing painting and a mad mosh of money and muscle, and you've got a real RocknRolla.

From Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch) comes a ...

'Valkyrie' Takes An Intriguing Look At Historical Event

12/19/2008 12:20am EST
Tom Cruise must be the only actor on the planet who can get away with playing any character, at any time, with an American accent. He never really disappears in his roles, not like Daniel Day-Lewis or Jamie Foxx with his portrayal of Ray Charles in "Ray"-no matter what he does, you can't help but looking at the screen and simply thinking to yourself, that's Tom Cruise. If that's the worst thing that can be said about a film, it probably stands a fighting chance.

As it turns out, Cruise's refusal to be anyone other than himself proves to be but a slight annoyance in an otherwise terrif...

Tom Cruise Stars In 'Valkyrie,' In Theaters Dec. 26; Watch The Trailer Here

11/5/2008 11:23am EST
In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

Click the 'play' button to watch the trailer for "Valkyrie"

Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) re-teams ...

Complete List Of Emmy Winners

9/22/2008 9:33am EDT
30 Rock
Complete list of winners at Sunday's 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

— Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.

— Comedy Series: "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC.

— Actress, Drama Series: Glenn Close, "Damages," FX.

— Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Actress, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC.

— Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race."

— Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst - "Survivor."

— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Z...

'Valkyrie' Release Date Changed To December

8/14/2008 10:57am EDT
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures announced today they will be releasing the suspense film, Valkyrie, from Director Bryan Singer, on Friday, December 26, 2008. The film was last slated for release on Oct. 3, and then it was moved to President's Day weekend starting Feb. 13. It was originally slotted for June, 2008.

“We saw and tested the movie,” says Clark Woods, President of MGM Distribution. “and we believe a strong movie deserves a strong playdate.”

Tom Cruise stars in the suspense thriller, "Valkyrie," based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the da...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

5/29/2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...

Colin Farrell And Ewan McGregor Star In 'Cassandra's Dream,' Now On DVD

5/28/2008 8:30pm EDT
Every dream has a price in Cassandra's Dream, debuting on DVD May 27 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company. In Academy Award® winner Woody Allen's third consecutive film set in contemporary London, following Match Point and Scoop, the acclaimed writer/director attempts to show just how far people will go to make their dreams come true. Colin Farrell (Miami Vice, Minority Report) and Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor (Star Wars films, Moulin Rouge) star as two brothers who find themselves desperate to better their troubled lives.

Named for a boat that the brothers pick up...

Who Will Win An Academy Award? Check Our Oscar Preview For Our Predictions

2/21/2008 2:00pm EST
Oscar heavyweight No Country For Old Men
It's going to happen after all. For months Hollywood was left to wonder whether or not its crown jewel, the Oscars, would even go on. But with the strike resolved and plenty of time left to plan, tinsletown is certain to be completely alight once again this Sunday for yet another four or five or maybe even six hours in heaven.

But what should we expect from the first real movie awards show of the season? Probably some lame jokes, great performances and many upsets since the out-of-work voters actually had a chance to see all the nominees.

Most Anticipated Moment:

This has...

Mandy Moore And Billy Crudup Star In 'Dedication,' On DVD February 12

1/25/2008 8:34am EST
An emotionally complex author meets a blessing in disguise in the hip romantic comedy Dedication, arriving on DVD just in time for Valentine's Day on February 12th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

The directorial debut of actor Justin Theroux ("Six Feet Under", Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle), Dedication is a modern love story starring multitalented artist Mandy Moore (Saved!, License to Wed, A Walk to Remember), Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Stage Beauty, Mission: Impossible III), and Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Cassandra's Dream, Michael Clayton, In The Bed...

Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

1/23/2008 9:17am EST
No Country for Old Men
And then there were five. Oscar morning has come and gone, featuring the usual mix of surprises, sure things and people getting up way too early. Here's a rundown of who's in, who's out, and what to expect come Oscar night.

Best Picture

"No Country for Old Men"

"There Will Be Blood"


"Michael Clayton"


Front-Runner: "No Country for Old Men"

Surprise: "Into The Wild" out, "Atonement" in.

Snub: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

This category came up pretty much according to plan. Every movie nominated had a very good shot at it with about...

The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

1/22/2008 9:35am EST
There Will Be Blood
1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...

Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

1/8/2008 3:17pm EST
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...

'Valkyrie' Begins Principal Photography In Berlin

7/19/2007 12:06pm EDT
United Artists Entertainment LLC announced the start of principal photography in Berlin on the international production of "Valkyrie," a suspense thriller based on the true story of the daring German officers' plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944.

Superstar Tom Cruise heads an international cast as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, the aristocratic German officer who led the heroic attempt to bring down the Nazi regime and end the war by planting a bomb in Hitler's bunker. Also starring are Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel, Thomas K...