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Michael Keaton Gets Awesomely Meta In 'Birdman' Trailer

June 13th, 2014 3:38pm EDT
Birdman
Michael Keaton, a washed-up actor who is famous for playing a superhero, will play a washed-up actor famous for playing a superhero in Birdman.

Alright, so it's not fair to call Michael Keaton "washed-up" - although it's difficult to name a great movie he's starred in from the last two decades. If Birdman lives up to its bizarre trailer, it could spark the return of a great actor (a Beetlejuice sequel would be great, too).

As previously mentioned, Keaton will play Riggan Thomson, an actor famous for playing superhero Birdman. Thomson fights to stay in the business after a not-so-graceful ...
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Check Out 'In Treatment: The Complete Third Season' On DVD Oct. 4

October 3rd, 2011 7:00am EDT
In Treatment
Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions, "In Treatment: The Complete Third Season" continues to center around Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne).

Weston continues to cope with the after-effects of his recent divorce, as well as his move to Brooklyn to continue his practice.

In the midst of new emotional and physical challenges (including hand tremors he fears might be the onset of Parkinson’s Disease, which killed his father), Paul will be treating three new patients (Debra Winger, Irrfan Khan, and Dane DeHaan), and will see a new therapist (Amy Ryan) in N...
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And The Emmy Nominees Will Probably Be...

July 13th, 2011 6:19pm EDT
Modern Family
It’s time to predict this year’s Emmy nominees – never an easy task. Emmy voters are unpredictable; they tend to hold onto old favorites, but sometimes nominate newbies and throw in wild card nominees as well.

This was a good year for TV – particularly old favorites like ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Modern Family’ but also new fare like ‘Raising Hope’ and ‘Boardwalk Empire.’

Here are predictions for this year’s nominees in the major series categories. I likely won’t be right on the money, but if I can get four out of every six in each category, I’ll be happy. It can be a tough guessing game.

Nomina...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Michael's Last Dundies' And 'Goodbye, Michael'

May 2nd, 2011 8:22am EDT
Steve Carell as Michael Scott
Sorry for my absence last week – vacation down south beckoned me. Here, then, is a double recap.

In ‘Michael’s Last Dundies,’ we get a warm-up to his goodbye. It starts with Michael and Deangelo making early morning house calls to present lucky Dundie nominees with their certificates. Reactions range from a drunken offer of Vienna sausages (Meredith) to outrage (Stanley: “Have you lost your mind? Get off my property before I call the police!”)

Michael finds it fitting to have Deangelo as his co-host, but Deangelo is pretty nervous about the whole thing. In fact, the guy is shaping up...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Garage Sale'

March 25th, 2011 6:49pm EDT
The Office
Even though the episode centers around a garage sale, this is probably the most plot significant – and emotionally satisfying – episode of ‘The Office’ in years. A lot happens amidst the selling of cheap things in the warehouse. That’s what she said.

Let’s start with the garage sale stuff: obviously, it’s not the series’ most exciting venture, but it has amusing points: Kevin, Andy and Darryl playing the Dallas board game; Angela selling cat figurines; Ryan appropriating pictures of Office staffers for his mother’s homemade canned goods; Michael’s refusal to sell much of anything; Oscar’...
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'Win Win': Wonderful, Worth While

March 25th, 2011 10:34am EDT
WinWinefromStarpulse
Win Win tells the story of Mike, who becomes the legal guardian of Leo a senile old man. A couple of days later, his grandson shows up and through circumstance ends up living with Mike and his wife, Jackie. From there the story features bonding and the typical lines about betrayed trust.

It's moving without being schmaltzy, it's funny without telling jokes, and the characters have definite chemistry. These traits are often the signs of a great movie. But Win Win never edges itself into greatness. It's a better-than-some independent dramedy that has a good cast and a good script, but all th...
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Review: 'Win Win' 'Two Jews On Film' Agree This Is Definitely A Winning Movie (Video)

March 18th, 2011 2:06pm EDT
Winn Winn
'Win Win' directed and written by Tom McCarthy (The Visitor and The Station Agent) explores the depths and nuances of human relationships. It shows us how under certain circumstances, even the most unlikely characters can come together and form a bond that is life changing.

Attorney Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) is your typical Everyman. He has a loving wife Jackie ( brilliant Amy Ryan) and two small kids who adore him. The only thing Mike loves almost as much as his family is...'Wrestling'. Too bad the high school wrestling team Mike coaches along with his law partner, Stephen (Jeffr...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Todd Packer'

February 26th, 2011 2:18pm EST
Ellie Kemper
Todd Packer is possibly one of the most inappropriate characters on TV, and he’s played to perfection by David Koechner. No one in the office – except maybe a young Michael Scott – could get away with dry humping employees or making fat jokes.

When Packer decides to stop traveling and settle down, Michael convinces Holly that Packer would be a perfect addition to the team. She takes Michael at his word, not realizing just how crude the guy is. (She soon realizes it when he refers to his own daughter as a bitch.)

Everyone else in the office, meanwhile, is horrified at Packer’s return. ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'PDA'

February 11th, 2011 8:47pm EST
Holly
PDA – do you love it or loathe it?

It seems relative to those in the situation. For anyone who’s been in a new romance, it’s great. For anyone who’s single, bitter, or even happily coupled, it can be disgusting. And Michael and Holly, cute though they are, have become that couple to some. They have become disgustingly cute.

Let’s start with the episode’s tag – Pam presents Darryl with a card in sympathy for the death of his almost-97-year-old grandmother. Unfortunately, that message is not properly communicated office-wide, and most write things like “Let’s get wasted!” in what they ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Search'

February 4th, 2011 8:26pm EST
Michael Scott
If I had to choose, I’d say this is one of ‘The Office’s' weakest episodes of the season – at least until the end, when Michael & Holly save the world again.

The opening is nothing to speak of – Kelly & Ryan highlighting their “divorce” after getting married the previous week when they were “wasted.” Ummm, okay. I’m sorry, but isn’t their storyline played to death? And isn’t it a little ridiculous that B.J. Novak is considered a series regular when he gets less screen time then Ellie Kemper or Zach Woods?

Back to the heart of the episode – Jim and Michael go on a sales trip together, b...
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'The Office' Recap: 'The Seminar'

January 29th, 2011 8:03am EST
Oscar
In ‘The Seminar’ we are treated to glorious one-liners and even memorable soliloquies, as well as the much-hyped Ricky Gervais cameo and a hilarious, if not gratuitous, Kevin barfing scene.

Let’s start with the opening tag: Michael runs into David Brendt near the elevator. What the hell David Brent is doing in Scranton we don’t find out, but he’s clearly the same old guy, making politically incorrect impressions and all. I’m intrigued by his query of job openings. Obviously, this is a wink to Steve Carell’s departure, but could Gervais be more involved than we think? (Probably not, but...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Ultimatum'

January 22nd, 2011 8:10pm EST
Amy Ryan
After the holiday break, everyone’s wondering whatever came of Holly’s ultimatum with A.J. Michael has a “happy box” and a “sad box” ready (thanks to Erin), both of which contain various items, from scotch to gummy bears. “Jan. 3, 2011,” Michael declares, “A day that will live in-famously.”

Holly waltzes into the office, probably aware of the pressure on her, with thick gloves to cover her ring finger. It is soon revealed, however, that she just didn’t think it was fair to give A.J. an ultimatum – so things are just status quo. Michael is deliriously happy until he realizes Holly and A...
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The Best And Worst Of TV 2010

December 22nd, 2010 12:00pm EST
Modern Family
The TV year was filled with ups and downs. Dramas contributed to what some call another “golden age of television.” Some comedies were excellent, while others were repellent. But there are a few sure things: the sitcom is on the upswing, reality is (probably) on the decline, and Conan O’Brien is really, really rich.

The Top 10, in descending order:

10. ‘Project Runway’ – This season sparked emotional highs thanks to Mondo, whose talent and grace (not to mention his poignant HIV background) propelled the show to new heights. But we were also witness to Gretchen, Poison Ivy and Michael ...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Classic Christmas'

December 10th, 2010 9:44pm EST
Steve Carell
Now this is the holiday episode we’ve been waiting for. Party planning committee axed? Check. Holly back in Michael’s life? Check. A snowball fight of epic proportions? Check. Creed presented with deodorant? Check.

‘Classic Christmas’ is notable for the return of Holly Flax (the indispensable Amy Ryan) after Toby is called for jury duty on the Scranton Strangler case. (Isn’t he so proud to be part of such a morbid matter?) Michael is pleasantly shocked to hear the news, and abruptly cancels the office Christmas party so that Holly can have an appropriate holiday greeting – complet...
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'The Office' Recap: 'China'

December 4th, 2010 7:08pm EST
Oscar Nunez.
There are two main elements of this episode, titled ‘China.’ One, clearly, is Michael’s fear that China is going to take over the world. The other is Pam and Dwight’s battle regarding his cost (and toilet paper) cutting methods.

As for the first: it abruptly strikes Michael that almost everything is made in China. Therefore, America is no longer “#1.” And, he says, “China should be, like, #8.” Uh huh. Having researched the topic with Erin on Wikipedia and on the New York Times, he stumbles upon some stats, such as that China has 56 cities with populations topping 1 million. Oscar do...
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'The Office' Recap: 'Sex Ed'

October 15th, 2010 7:12pm EDT
Michael Scott
Dwight: “You need to contact every woman you’ve ever been with and notify them of your infestation of herpes. It’s the right thing to do.” That about sums up “Sex Ed.” Simple and silly.

The opening tag – featuring Dwight luring immigrant workers by courting, “Necessito un bueno worker!” falls flat. Dwight’s creepiness is usually funny, but in this instance, his partnership with Moz to fool illegal aliens and not pay them is just… uh, creepy? And not funny…

Back at the office, Michael saunters in with upper lip hair that would put Harry Houdini to shame. It’s soon revealed, however, ...
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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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'The Office': Season Five Lands On DVD Sept. 8; Win A Copy!

August 31st, 2009 10:18pm EDT
The Office: Season Five on DVD September 8
The laugh-out-loud, documentary-style look at the professional and personal lives of the employees of struggling paper supplier Dunder Mifflin, "The Office: Season Five" comes to Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD on September 8, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment - the first of the hilarious series to be presented on Blu-ray Hi-Def! All 26 hilarious Season Five episodes of the Prime-time Emmy Award-winning series-including two extended episodes-come together in a must-own five-disc collectible set with hours of hysterically funny bonus features, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes intervi...
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Rainn Wilson From 'The Office' Talks About His Third Emmy Nom: 'I Feel Like Susan Lucci'

August 21st, 2009 1:32pm EDT
Rainn Wilson
Rainn Wilson, the man behind the fan-favorite Office character Dwight Schrute, will be at the Emmys for a third time. This year he's hoping for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award. PopEater had a chance to sit down with Wilson and talk about what he's up to.

When asked about the honor of recieving a third Emmy nomination, the comedian replied "I feel like Susan Lucci.

"You know, it's really a thrill. I mean I play an annoying, unlikeable, fascist nerd, kiss-ass and yet the academy keeps nominating me for the category."

And his competition? "There's 5 other AMA...
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Slideshow: Famous Amys

August 27th, 2008 9:02am EDT
Amy Smart
"Amie what you wanna do?/ I think I could stay with you / For a while, maybe longer if I do," sings Pure Prairie League. Well, there are quite a few Amys that we're sure a lot of fans would like to stay with for a while. Check our our photo slideshow:

Amy Acker

Starred on Angel, Alias, Dollhouse

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Amy Brenneman

Starred on NYPD Blue, Judging Amy, Private Practice

More Amy Brenneman Pictures

Amy Poehler

Starred on Saturday Night Live, Baby Mama

More Amy Poehler Pictures

A...
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Amy Ryan Returns To 'The Office' This Fall

June 30th, 2008 2:28pm EDT
Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan reprises her guest-starring role as Human Resources representative, Holly Flax, for multiple episodes in season five of “The Office.” Amy Ryan’s character, Holly Flax, was introduced in the season four finale episode, “Goodbye, Toby,” as Toby Flenderson’s (played by Paul Lieberstein) human resources replacement.

“The Office” season five premieres Thursday, September 25 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on NBC and picks-up from last season’s finale, in which Holly Flax joined the Dunder-Mifflin office the day of Toby’s big going away party and seemed to strike a special friendship with Mic...
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On 'The Wire' The Characters Appear To Be On The Verge Of Suffocating

February 26th, 2008 1:53pm EST
The Wire
Omar is dead. Perhaps the most iconic character on the most highly acclaimed show of its time has met his demise. The cause: a bullet to the back of the head. The culprit: Kenard, a kid who couldn't be older than 12.

This was an incredibly shocking end to this titan of "The Wire," but fitting nonetheless. The quick and easy method of his death showed us Omar is no superhero, just another player in the ruthless Baltimore street games. This idea is furthered at the morgue when the coroner nearly mislabels the body of the legendary figure. No matter how beloved or powerful, everybody...
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Academy Awards Aim To Cure 'Awards Fever' As Show Approaches With Usual Glitz And Glamor

February 24th, 2008 12:30pm EST
Oscar Feature
LOS ANGELES (AP) - No matter who wins, one key prediction from Academy Awards overseers already has come true: The show will go on.

It was a nail-biter for weeks as a Hollywood writers strike threatened to decimate Sunday's Oscars, with stars and filmmakers indicating they would not cross picket lines if the labor quarrel remained unsettled.

In the wake of the Golden Globes, whose celebrity bash was stripped down to a pitiful mid-January news conference because of the strike, Oscar organizers insisted their ceremony would go on as planned.

The 100-day strike ended less than t...
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Who Will Win An Academy Award? Check Our Oscar Preview For Our Predictions

February 21st, 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...
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Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

January 23rd, 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"

"Juno"

"Michael Clayton"

"Atonement"

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

January 22nd, 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...
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Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

January 8th, 2008 3:17pm EST
Juno
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 ...
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'No Country for Old Men' Dominates DC Film Critics Awards

December 10th, 2007 10:30am EST
No Country for Old Men
The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) just announced its selection of the gritty thriller No Country for Old Men as Best Film of 2007.

In total, the Miramax/Paramount Vantage film won four awards including Best Director for Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem.

Earning his first accolade from WAFCA, George Clooney was named Best Actor for his intense portrayal of an ethically challenged lawyer in Warner Brothers' Michael Clayton, while Julie Christie was awarded Best Actress for her heartbreaking turn as an ...
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