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10 Reasons Darren Aronofsky Should Direct The New ‘Wolverine’ Movie

October 19th, 2010 10:08am EDT
Wolverine
Chances are that by the time you read this, an official announcement will be made as to whether or not indie genius Darren Aronofsky will be directing the sequel to “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” Either way, here are the Top 10 reasons the director should choose the “Wolverine” franchise as his first foray into big budget filmmaking.

10. The story of “Wolverine 2,” which is being scripted by Christopher McQuarrie who also wrote the mind-bogglingly good “The Usual Suspects,” will involve Logan/Wolverine travelling to Japan to study the way of the samurai. Assumedly, this story will be much mor...
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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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Josh Brolin, Others Arrested In Bar Brawl

July 13th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Josh Brolin
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.

Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said.

The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police could not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been rel...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 7

December 7th, 2007 3:00am EST
Terrell Owens
Happy Birthday to "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" actress Emily Browning (1988), teen singer Aaron Carter (1987), NFL loudmouth Terrell Owens (1973), "The Outsiders" actor C. Thomas Howell (1966), Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird (1956), singer/actor Tom Waits (1949), baseball hall-of-fame catcher Johnny Bench (1947), singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (1942; d. 1981), stage & screen actress Ellen Burstyn (1932), prolific actor Eli Wallach (1915), Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (1873; d. 1947).
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'Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day,' Premieres Dec. 9 On ABC

November 29th, 2007 8:01pm EST
For One More Day
Emmy Award®-winning actor Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos) and Academy Award®-winning actress Ellen Burstyn (Requiem for a Dream, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) star in the two-hour television event motion picture Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day, premiering Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the film, based on Albom's bestselling book For One More Day, Imperioli plays Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair. He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to...
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Big Screen To Little Screen: Some Series Shine Will Others Fail

October 22nd, 2007 12:56pm EDT
Buffy
Often we don’t realize that our favorite TV shows began as vehicles on the big screen. Many of television’s best programs started that way. Then again, so did some of the worst.

In 1974, Ellen Burstyn starred in the Oscar awarded Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The movie was such a success that it was turned into “Alice,” complete with Vic Tayback as Mel. Unfortunately, it was Polly Holiday who made the sitcom a success. By the time she left the show and was replaced in 1980 by the original Flo, Diane Ladd, the damage had already been done. The series soon met its demise.

In 1992...
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Michael Imperioli, Ellen Burstyn To Star In 'Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day'

July 12th, 2007 2:37pm EDT
Michael Imperioli
ABC Television and Harpo Films announced today that Michael Imperioli and Ellen Burstyn will star in the two-hour television event motion picture, "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day," based on Albom's bestselling book, "For One More Day." Principal photography begins today on location in Norwalk, CT, as well as other locations in Connecticut and New York.

Imperioli will play Chick Benetto, a broken-down, former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair. He returns one night to his small hometown with plans to take his own life. At the final mome...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 7

December 7th, 2006 3:00am EST
Aaron Carter
Happy Birthday to "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" actress Emily Browning (1988), teen singer Aaron Carter (1987), NFL loudmouth Terrell Owens (1973), "The Outsiders" actor C. Thomas Howell (1966), Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird (1956), singer/actor Tom Waits (1949), baseball hall-of-fame catcher Johnny Bench (1947), singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (1942; d. 1981), stage & screen actress Ellen Burstyn (1932), prolific actor Eli Wallach (1915), Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (1873; d. 1947).
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Opening September 1: The Wicker Man

September 1st, 2006 5:53am EDT
The Wicker Man
In The Wicker Man (photos), a young child has gone missing and it's up to a kindly but haunted sheriff to travel to the remote island community where she was last seen and solve the lingering mystery of her disappearance in director Neil LaBute's updated reworking of Anthony Shaffer's 1973 cult horror classic. Continue summary...

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Leelee Sobieski, Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker & more
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 7

December 7th, 2005 3:02am EST
Aaron Carter
Happy Birthday to "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" actress Emily Browning (1988), teen singer Aaron Carter (1987), NFL loudmouth Terrell Owens (1973), "The Outsiders" actor C. Thomas Howell (1966), Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird (1956), singer/actor Tom Waits (1949), baseball hall-of-fame catcher Johnny Bench (1947), singer/songwriter Harry Chapin (1942; d. 1981), stage & screen actress Ellen Burstyn (1932), prolific actor Eli Wallach (1915), Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather (1873; d. 1947).
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