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Starpulse Is Movie Obsessed

December 3rd, 2010 10:59pm EST
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Obsession can come in many forms; one can become fixated with an individual, an object or a feeling. At Starpulse, we are obsessed with Glee, Brangelina, Suri Cruise, anything Martin Scorsese and of course The Beiber. In honor of Black Swan's opening weekend, a movie that centers on an obsession, here are a few other movies about being obsessed. Some are creepy, some are fascinating and some are just sick.

Black Swan- Natalie Portman's character, Nina, is a professional ballerina in New York City, who is completely obsessed with perfection. She yearns to be perfect at her craft and will ...
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Robin Williams Attends Weekly AA Meetings

September 20th, 2010 8:18am EDT
Robin Williams
Funnyman Robin Williams still attends weekly Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, four years after checking into rehab.

The comedian has long battled a dependence on alcohol and relapsed in 2003 while filming The Big White in Alaska.

He checked into rehab three years later after a family intervention and has stayed away from booze ever since - but Williams still attends AA sessions to keep him focused on sobriety.

He tells Britain's Guardian newspaper, "(I) have to. It's good to go."

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Robin Williams:'I Would Do 'Batman' In A Second'

June 30th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams is urging movie bosses to cast him in the next Batman movie - because he has twice been turned down for parts in the superhero franchise.

Rumors over casting for Christopher Nolan's upcoming third superhero film have been rife ever since The Dark Knight, starring Heath Ledger as The Joker, hit cinemas in 2008 - with fans speculating over which characters will be re-introduced. Nolan is said to be considering bringing feline femme fatale Catwoman back for the new movie, along with The Riddler.

Williams is adamant he would make a good replacement for Jim Carrey, who played ...
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Hopes For 2010

January 5th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Hopes for 2010
It's a new year, and it's time to dump the Top Ten lists and look forward to the things we hope to see in the near future. What do we want to see more of? What do we want to see end? Who do we want to see naked? The questions are endless, so here goes:

I hope Megan Fox reconsiders her "no nudity on camera" stance. Halle Berry showed frontal in Swordfish, then did an explicit sex scene in Monster's Ball, and then she got an Oscar. Just saying.

I hope Lost doesn't fall into its disturbingly common habit of making absolutely no sense for episodes at a time. I also hope the finale is rev...
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Q&A: Robin Williams Discusses His Return To Stand-up Comedy And More

December 4th, 2009 10:00am EST
Robin Williams Discusses His Return To Stand-up Comedy
Robin Williams makes his return to stand-up comedy in an HBO special airing this weekend. We'll get to see his full set Sunday night, but we spoke with him over the summer while he was just prepping.

In a year filled with celebrity deaths, scandals about our president's birth certificate and health care debates, Williams is sure to have plenty of material. He began trying out zingers in front of the Television Critics Association in August. He conceded it was a tough room and he had a lot more work ahead of him.

Then there's Williams' own history, with recent health problems threateni...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Old Dogs,' 'The Road' & More

November 23rd, 2009 9:45am EST
Ninja Assassin
In a change of pace, I have already seen one of the week's upcoming movies ahead of time: "Ninja Assassin." As per my expectations, the film places a lesser emphasis on plot and a higher one on intense action sequences.

While the plot isn't horrendous, many of its aspects are not as well developed as they should have been. The quality of the action starts to make up this, but it's not enough to save the film.

"Ninja Assassin" is a mediocre movie at best. My opinion is that it's not worth wasting your money on seeing in the theater. If you really want to see it, I'd recommend waiti...
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The Toast Of Beantown: Boston's Best Movies

October 30th, 2009 10:32am EDT
The Boondock Saints
In 1999, Troy Duffy showed audiences that New York City isn't the only major metropolitan place where mob violence and nefarious dealings happen on film. Using Boston as a backdrop for his cult hit "Boondock Saints," Duffy gave the city a gritty image that reignited interest in the area.

"Boondock Saints" follows the MacManus brothers, a pair of vigilantes who decide to carry out their own brand of violent justice on the criminals of Boston. As a proud Boston resident, I'm thrilled to announce the premiere today of "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," which brings the MacManus brother...
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The Best & Worst Children's Books Made Into Films

October 16th, 2009 11:59am EDT
Where The Wild Things
Where The Wild Things Are based on the beloved children's book opens in theaters today. Although some critics say the visuals are spectacular while the script is a little thin, it should draw in massive crowds due to its iconic standing in the children's publishing world.

Children's books made into movies go over much better when viewed in two age brackets: when the audience is comprised of children who have recently read the book, or when the audience is comprised of adults so far removed from childhood that anything resembling their favorite book is romanticized and judged in a less se...
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SpongeBob & Sandy Get Married In New Special

October 13th, 2009 5:06pm EDT
SpongeBob SquarePants
Nickelodeon culminates the 10th anniversary celebration of pop-icon and top-rated kids' series SpongeBob SquarePants with the premiere of "Truth or Square" a star-studded one-hour prime time television event airing on Friday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Celebrity guest stars Rosario Dawson, Craig Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, LeBron James, P!nk, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Robin Williams appear as themselves in live-action sequences throughout the special, which follows SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang as they reminisce through a series of original, never-before-seen flashbacks....
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Gamer,' 'Extract' & More

August 31st, 2009 11:11am EDT
Gamer
Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is my recommendation for the must-see movie of the summer. Anyone who has an appreciation for Tarantino's films will love this WWII epic.

Divided into chapters like his other directorial work, this story follows a much more linear path than earlier movies, but it still reflects his unique style and flair. Musically "Inglourious Basterds" feels like one part spaghetti western, one part 80s rock ballad, elevating the intensity of emotions and violence in a number of scenes.

As Lt. Aldo Raine, Brad Pitt is a crude, ruthless, brutally honest ...
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Robin Williams Declines Susan Boyle Part; Who Should Play Her?

August 25th, 2009 1:41pm EDT
Susan Boyle
Yesterday it was reported that Robin Williams was asked to play "Britain's Got Talent" sensation Susan Boyle, and the actor was apparently excited about the concept. However, he has now responded that he has no plans to play the crooner on the big screen.

So PopEater has made the casting call: Who should play Susan Boyle?

Meryl Streep -- "She can sing and she's already in a biopic mood (Julie & Julia). Also, we're pretty sure she can act."

Helena Bonham Carter -- "The eccentric actress has the hair and quirky streak for it."

Drew Barrymore -- "After old-ing herself up in Grey G...
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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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Woody Allen, Larry David, Evan Rachel Wood & Others Discuss 'Whatever Works'

June 16th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Whatever Works
Woody Allen, Larry David, Patricia Clarkson and Evan Rachel Wood sat down to discuss their new film, "Whatever Works," in theaters June 19. I asked Woody if any changes were made to the script -- a script he wrote in the 1970's -- with the casting of Larry David and asked Larry if he ever felt too much "Larry David" was ever coming out in his performance. Also discussed is their love -- or in Larry David's case, disdain, -- for New York and the slim possibilities that a Woody Allen film will ever be adapted for Broadway.

Mike: When Larry David was cast, did you re-write anything to take ...
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Best Celebrity Voice Acting Roles

June 12th, 2009 9:22am EDT
Kung Fu Panda
Voice acting is a much more lucrative business than one might imagine, with the actors in question providing their voice for animated movies, video games, television shows, voice overs, and anything else that requires a voice but no face. Some actors do only that kind of work, giving themselves a certain amount of fame in that industry, such as "The Simpsons" cast.

Everything changed when voice acting became a business not only for unknowns, but also an attractive fad for celebrities who wanted to broaden their horizons ... or make a movie "for the kids." Now it seems that no animated...
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'Night At The Museum' Vs. 'Terminator'

May 20th, 2009 9:46am EDT
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
This Memorial Day weekend, movie audiences have a tough choice to make. There is the apocalyptic future robot battle of Terminator Salvation, or the family friendly magical romp Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. The stars of Museum pick their sides, as Robin Williams riffed on the competition.

"'Mommy, I want to see the terminator,'" Williams said in a child's voice. "'I want to see him get angry at the director of photography. Why did he get mad at the director of photography? He's a nice man.'"

For the sake of Hollywood diplomacy, Ricky Gervais gave both films pro...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

May 18th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Terminator Salvation
The first three weeks of the summer movie season started out a bit slow, but from here the momentum really starts to build. There's a spike in the number of movies premiering with six coming out this week, two of which are sequels. One of those sequels is a movie I've been anticipating since I heard it was in development. Hint: it involves giant robots, and it's not "Transformers 2."

Opening in cinemas this week are "Terminator Salvation," "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," "Dance Flick," "Easy Virtue," "The Girlfriend Experience," and "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers...
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Best & Worst Stalker Movies

April 23rd, 2009 10:24am EDT
Obsessed
In 'Obsessed', Derek Charles (Idris Elba) sparks a relationship with his smoking hot new co-worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter). One little problem… Derek already put a ring on Sharon Charles (Beyonce). Crazy Lisa doesn't want to hear that though and continues her pursuit anyways. The unrelenting stalker character is a Hollywood staple, so will 'Obsessed' result in some good scares or unintentional laughs? Here's a look back at some of the best and worst stalker movies ever.

Best:

'Play Misty for Me' (1971) - Long before Jessica Walter made a career of playing boozing, acid tongued gr...
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Robin Williams Heading To Broadway

February 27th, 2009 8:17am EST
Robin Williams
NEW YORK (AP) — First Will Ferrell. Now Robin Williams is coming to Broadway this season. The comedian says he will perform his one-man show, "Weapons of Self-Destruction," for five performances at the Neil Simon Theatre, April 28 through May 3.

Williams has been on an 80-city tour of the show.

The comedian says: "The current state of the country's political and economic climate, while so hard on so many people, has been like gold for a comedian. There's just so much that's ripe for the picking."

© 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be publi...
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'The Office' Romance Blooms

October 10th, 2008 10:43am EDT
The Office
Pam calls in to say his to Jim and says she's mad at everyone for not congratulating her on the engagement. Jim takes the blame for not telling his co-workers. Jim puts her on speaker and makes the announcement. Comments vary from: "I thought you were already engaged," to "She's not a virgin, you know." Then Michael walks in, hears the news and tackles Jim with the glee of a third grader. As they hit the deck Pam squeaks out a mousey, "Sorry," from the speakerphone thus setting the tone of this awkwardly romantic and sweetly funny episode.

Holly is giving the office a seminar in ethics...
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Election Movies: When Real Life Campaign Drama Isn't Enough

September 11th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Election
Somehow, if you think that the American political system doesn't have enough pageantry or drama, the only possible place for you to turn are the movies. You can find a campaign movie for just about every level of politics. For the most part, they all tell the same story. You have your candidate, and there's an election going on, and from high school to the presidency, there's going to be a debate on using negative campaigning, a starry-eyed speech about sticking to your ethics, and then some sort of sex scandal. Sounds about right.

Election (1999)

It seems that the chance for a pe...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated Woody Allen Films

August 29th, 2008 11:58am EDT
Woody Allen
This month, Woody Allen returned with his best film in years. The mesmerizing love triangle that is "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" takes Allen back to his world of thematic comedies of love that he first cultivated in the mid-70s. It has all the classic Allen touches like his stylized adult dialogue and self-examining humor.

It's a pleasure to see the Woodman operating again at full form after a decade filled with "Scoop", "Hollywood Ending" and films of that nature. This return to brilliance can't help but make a fan re-explore Allen's films of year's past.

When doing so, you're ce...
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The Most Underrated And Overrated Saturday Night Live Hosts

July 11th, 2008 11:16am EDT
George Carlin
About three weeks ago, one of the world's best comedians and the first host of "Saturday Night Live" passed away. Here at the worldwide offices of overrated/underrated, we felt a tribute was in order. Problem is, there's nothing you can say about George Carlin that fits the motif. Nothing he did was either under or overrated: He was just great.

Still, respects must be paid in some manner, so instead this article will honor the first host of "Saturday Night Live", by running down a list of the most overrated and underrated frequent hosts of that show. For this article, entrants must ...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 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...
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Made In Connecticut: Filmmakers Turn East Coast State Into Moviemaking Mecca

May 8th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Is Connecticut the new Hollywood? Probably not, but it has become a hotspot for filmmaking. The quaint, colonial towns and Yale's impressive architecture led director Steven Spielberg to direct a portion of his highly anticipated "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in New Haven. Director Sam Mendes admits that the state is a central character in his latest movie, "Revolutionary Road," starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Sure, the New England state is beautiful in the fall with its crimson leaves, pumpkin patches, and white picket fences. It features beautifu...
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Saxophonist/Vocalist Mindi Abair To Release 'Stars' On May 6

May 5th, 2008 11:44am EDT
Mindi Abair
Mindi Abair, saxophonist/vocalist/composer is set to release her first Peak Records (a division of Concord Music Group) CD titled Stars on May 6, bursting on to the pop scene as one of an exciting new generation of crossover artists. For the CD, Abair wrote 11 new songs, with five songs showcasing her vocals. Her instrumental single, "Smile," is currently at #13 and is rising; and her vocal song "Stars," made its way to radio on April 28. Collaborator/producer Matthew Hager enlisted a group of stalwarts from the pop world to contribute to the new CD including keyboardist Ricky Peterson (...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

April 28th, 2008 8:51am EDT
House
Monday, April 28

Gossip Girl (The CW, 8 p.m.) - Michelle Trachtenberg (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) begins her stint as Serena's ex-pal Georgina Sparks, and she's determined to ignite some sparks about Serena's past indiscretions.

Bones (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Booth and Brennan play Mom and Pops to a motherless infant. Let the cooing and awkward spit-up begin!

House (FOX, 9 p.m.) - The grumpy doc is back with new episodes, but not much has changed. Tonight, House is convinced that a patient's niceness must be the result of an illness.

Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:32 p.m.) - Samantha inv...
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Comic Con Movie Sneak Peek: 'Wanted,' 'Hellboy 2' & More

April 25th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Wanted
Starpulse writer Dee Doyle braved the crowds and costumes at Comic Con last weekend to get the dirt on anticipated films Wanted, Hellboy 2, Harold & Kumar Escape To Guantanamo Bay and Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D. The various panel discussions proved there's tons of action, special effects and hilarity to look forward to this summer (and this weekend!):

"Wanted": Unimpressive Overall & Just Another Action Flick

When a movie is said to be loosely based off a comic book, this can mean it is similar to the comic but certain elements are changed, or in the case of the upcomi...
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'American Idol' Gives Back, And Michael Johns Is Eliminated

April 11th, 2008 9:07am EDT
American Idol
Tuesday night came and went. Host Ryan Seacrest introduced eight singers and three judges. Each performer chose an inspirational song to sing. As fast as it started, it ended. This week's "American Idol" could not compare to the hype and significance of Wednesday night's success of "American Idol Gives Back."

Why focus on Tuesday night's performances when one of the most popular reality shows dedicated two and half hours to raising money for poverty in the United States and Africa. Celebrities from all parts of the world displayed their compassion and generosity through their part...
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Out Of This World: Top Alien-Centric TV Shows

March 18th, 2008 2:33pm EDT
Farscape
TV has often succeeded with shows that focus on the fish out of water. Whether it's an awkward youth in high school or a maverick attorney/police officer, nothing provides the character depth that new circumstances and surroundings can provide.

In some cases a character's defining trait might be minor (a hair color or accent), but in other situations it becomes more important - like, perhaps, being from another world.

Not counting sci-fi heavyweights such as Star Trek and The X-Files, the following shows provide a rich tapestry of different cultures and societies. That's right, ...
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Will Work For Fame: Celebrities' First Jobs

March 12th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Cindy Crawford
The "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," singer Mary J. Blige, was goofing around in a mall as a teenager making a demo in a karaoke booth. Anchorman Stone Phillips was waiting tables. Supermodel Cindy Crawford was a college freshman shucking corn at a fair in Illinois.

We've all heard countless stories of ways ordinary people were plucked from obscurity and catapulted into stardom. Still, let's be real: Mary, Cindy and Stone are the exception, not the rule. So, how many random gigs did most celebrities weather on the rocky path to fame?

Nothing wrong with a little guyliner...

Johnny De...
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