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'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Scores 11 Razzie Nominations

January 9th, 2013 9:24am EST
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 looks set to dominate the upcoming Golden Raspberry Awards after landing 11 nominations.

The vampire blockbuster is tipped in the Worst Picture, Worst Screen Ensemble, Worst Screenplay and Worst Remake, Rip-Off, or Sequel categories, while Bill Condon is up for Worst Director.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Ashley Greene all feature in the acting categories, while the movie is named twice in the Worst Screen Couple list.

Adam Sandler comedy That's My Boy is also a big contender for Razzies, with eight nominations - not e...
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2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

September 8th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Sometimes the task of getting people to flock to the movie theatres during the summer months can be tricky, as some would rather soak up the rays from the sun instead of those coming from the projector. But if the soothing sensation of a cool, dark room isn't enough to attract the audience, what is? Here's a recap of this summer's hits and misses at the box office.

The season kicked off big time with "The Avengers," which brought in a record $207.4 million during its first weekend. Performances by stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson brought life to Iron Man,...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Battleship'

August 28th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Battleship
Pegs. Destroyers. Sinking. Hit and miss. All the conventions of one of the biggest board games of all time turned big budget movie – "Battleship." We’re checking out the Blu-ray out August 28 from Universal Home Entertainment. Make your review move below!

Title: "Battleship"

Grade: 4

Cast: Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker

Director: Peter Berg

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 132 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.battleshipmovie.com

The Flick: "Battleship" could have been the summer’s biggest dud and frankly being based on a board...
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Check Out 'Battleship' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Aug. 28

August 24th, 2012 6:36am EDT
Battleship
Milton Bradley's enduringly popular strategic board game "Battleship" makes the leap to the big screen in Hancock director Peter Berg's epic sci-fi adventure pitting an international naval fleet against an army of invading aliens.

When the two forces find themselves evenly matched, each must rely on strategy and cunning in order to emerge the victor.

Taylor Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgard head-up a cast also featuring Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, and Tadanobu Asano.

Fun fact about the film: Director Peter Berg was so convinced a shark would attack pop star Rihanna during t...
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Did 'Battleship' Sink 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'?

May 24th, 2012 5:07pm EDT
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
According to the company line, G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been pushed back from its release late next month to March 2013, in order to add 3D affects in post production. However, this decision could have as much to do with Battleship's recent release.

Battleship, another Hasbro Studio film, bombed in box offices and netted lackluster reviews. The movie was projected to rake in about $40 million its opening weekend, but could only make $25 million. Given the critical response, it's doubtful that gross will grow much via word of mouth.

March can be a profitable month for ...
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'Battleship' Posts Disappointing Weekend, 'Avengers' Jumps To 4th Highest Gross Of All-Time

May 21st, 2012 2:03pm EDT
The Avengers
On Friday we forecasted that Battleship had no chance beating The Avengers over the weekend, but we had no idea the board game-turned-movie would debut so low.

Expected to make around $40 million its first three days, Battleship could only muster $25 million. A $209 million production budget and sizeable market spend means the film has some work to do if it doesn't want to be a total loss.

Meanwhile, Avengers continues to dominate the box office here in the United States and across the world. Domestically the film took in another $55 million, just over estimates. That puts its US total at...
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'Battleship' Can't Sink 'Avengers' From Top Spot This Weekend

May 18th, 2012 12:37pm EDT
The Avengers
Don't expect Battleship to knock The Avengers off the top spot this weekend. While the movie based on the board game ought to rake in over $30 million the next three days, it might have to double that amount to top Marvel's greatest heroes.

Going by the rule that weekend grosses lessen by 50% every week, The Avengers is set to make another $50 million-plus. That would put the film at $450 million domestic. The superhero film has already broken into the top ten list for worldwide grosses, beating Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and The Dark Knight.

Even if numbers slack for The Avengers, it...
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Review 'Battleship': Stick With The Board Game And Skip The Movie

May 17th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Battleship
'Battleship' directed by Peter Berg (Hancock) has a poorly constructed script, ridiculous dialogue, cardboard characters and it's really, really loud.

It does have bad ass aliens and some exciting visual effects but that is not enough to save this $200,000,000 fiasco.

When the film opens, we find out that a group of scientists in Hawaii have sent out a signal to Planet G whose atmosphere is similar to ours. They must have been thinking, "wow another planet we get to ruin." Anyway, to the scientist's surprise their signal is heard.

That's right folks...The extra terrestrials are coming ...
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Battleship Director Peter Berg Challenges Reporter Over Military Service

May 15th, 2012 10:58pm EDT
Battleship
An Israeli TV reporter was caught out by Battleship director Peter Berg when their promotional chat about the action film turned serious and the moviemaker quizzed him about his military service.

After chatting about the political situation between Israel and Iran, Berg asked reporter Jason Holt if he had served in the Israeli army - a requirement for citizens.

When the 25 year old revealed he hadn't, shocked Berg, a fellow Jew, said, "What? How did you get out of that? Are you a draft dodger?" before adding, "You better join the army motherf---er!"

Berg then asked Holt if and when he pl...
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'Battleship' Director Worried Rihanna Would Be 'Eaten By A Shark'

May 15th, 2012 12:48pm EDT
Peter Berg
Battleship director Peter Berg was so convinced a shark would attack pop star Rihanna during the making of the movie, he enlisted a security team to protect her while she was in the sea.

Berg, who filmed the action blockbuster in Hawaii, cast Rihanna in her movie debut as a naval officer, but was so concerned for her safety; he went to extra lengths while shooting in the water.

He tells movie website Omelete, "My biggest challenge was making sure Rihanna never got eaten by a shark. My fear was that I would be the director that allowed Rihanna to be eaten by a shark."

"So I was very ca...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Battleship,' 'The Dictator,' & More

May 14th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Last week’s Tim Burton/Johnny Depp collaboration “Dark Shadows” turned out to be rather disappointing. The film starts out strong, but loses steam as it progresses. It has plenty of Burton’s trademark grim style with musical accompaniment by Danny Elfman, and some decent humor. However the villain is very one-dimensional, the climax is weak, and in many ways the film feels like a watered-down version of other classic Burton works like “Beetlejuice” and “Edward Scissorhands.” My Grade: C+

At the box office this week, you’ll find the science fiction action flick “Battleship,” the ensemble pr...
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Rihanna & Brooklyn Decker Show A Little Leg At 'Battleship' Premiere

May 11th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Rihanna
Yesterday the "Battleship" Los Angeles premiere was a star-studded event. Singer Rihanna, who stars in the film, wore a low-cut tantilizing white dress that showed off quite a bit of skin.

Not to be outdone, her model co-star, Brooklyn Decker, also revealed a little bit of leg on the blue carpet in a strapless gauzy gown.

Malin Akerman opted for an unusual black dress, while a very pregnant Molly Sims showed off her round belly in a geometric-patterned ensemble.

Actors Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, and Taylor Kitsch also attended the premiere.

The film, based on Milton Bradley's boa...
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Sexy Men Steaming Up The Silver Screen - 2012 Summer Edition

May 6th, 2012 10:03am EDT
Magic Mike
Ok ladies, now it's your turn! Yesterday we ran the sexy women version and today we give you the sexy men steaming up the silver screen for the summer of 2012. With the block-buster season now underway we've got a list of sexy men raging from superheroes to space explorers and even a few male strippers thrown in for good measure. So come on it and meet some of the sexiest men hitting the movie screen this summer.

Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man)
The Avengers (May 4)

Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America)
The Avengers (May 4)

Mark Ruffalo - (Bruce Banner/The Hulk)
T...
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Can 'Avengers,' 'Dark Knight Rises,' And 'Amazing Spider-Man' Make 2012 The Best Movie Summer Ever?

May 2nd, 2012 2:07pm EDT
The Avengers
The movie industry earned $4.3 billion last summer at the U.S. box office to make it the best summer ever (I thought piracy was killing the industry?) but don't expect the mark to last for long. There's a team of superhero movies coming along, and each one could break records.

The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers look to score over $400 million each and should be boosted with IMAX and 3D premiums. Thus far, The Avengers have already made $218 million overseas. There's also PIXAR's Brave and The Amazing Spider-Man - Pixar is always good for a cash infusion, but we'll have to wait and see ...
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Rihanna To Play A Villian In 'Fast And Furious 6'

April 30th, 2012 10:46am EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna is set to continue her big screen takeover with a villainous role in the next The Fast And The Furious movie, according to U.K. reports.

The Umbrella hit-maker made her move into acting with her film debut in blockbuster Battleship earlier this year, and now she has reportedly landed a leading part in the sixth installment of the hit action franchise.

Rihanna will play a femme fatale alongside regulars Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, and will film her part in London, according to Britain's The Sun.

A source tells the newspaper, "Rihanna impressed with her acting debut in Battleshi...
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Brooklyn Decker Was Inspired By Wounded Heroes For Her 'Battleship' Role

April 8th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Brooklyn Decker
A visit with injured troops was all former model Brooklyn Decker needed to get into character as an army physical therapist for her new action film Battleship.

Decker, 24, spent time with injured troops at a military hospital in Texas to prepare for the boardgame-inspired film, and admits it really pushed her to do the best she could on camera.

She tells MailOnline.com, "I sat down and talked to a lot of them who had just come back from overseas and had either burns or lost limbs or had been injured.

"One guy in particular was 22 years old and he'd been in Afghanistan and lost two legs a...
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Rumor Patrol: Kim Kardashian's Financial Secrets, Death Hoaxes, And More

March 31st, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Kris Humphries & Kim Kardashian
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Kim Kardashian's 'Figures': Kris Humphries reportedly turned down Kim's divorce settlement, and instead prepared for a long divorce case, complete with the outing of Kim's financial numbers from when the pair were together.

Verdict: True. Perhaps because the NBA player felt so wronged by the 72-day marriage, Humphries has decided he is either going to get a pay day (reported to be around $7 million) or...
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Blonde Beauties Rihanna & Brooklyn Decker Pose For London 'Battleship' Photocall

March 29th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Rihanna & Brooklyn Decker
Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker looked sexy at the photocall for "Battleship" on the roof of the Corinthia Hotel in London, England, yesterday.

The singer sported a sleveless dress, simple black heels and gold jewelry. Brooklyn opted for a more unusual black and white dress and strappy heels. Which look is better?

The film centers on a small fleet of naval ships fighting an alien force intent on enriching Earth's valuable assets to ensure their survival. Taylor Kitch and Alexander Skarsgaard also star.

During the conference, Rihanna was offended when asked if rumors she was dating Ashton Kut...
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Liam Neeson To Reprise Role In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

March 29th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson will reprise his role of Ra's Al Ghul for "The Dark Knight Rises," ending months of speculation about his casting in the eagerly awaited blockbuster.

Neeson's character was killed off in 2005's "Batman Begins" but there have been several rumors about the villain's return in Christopher Nolan's final Caped Crusader movie.

And his appearance was finally confirmed in the production notes of his fantasy epic "Wrath of Titans." The press notes state, "Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner Battleship, and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thr...
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Rihanna Upset At Reporter Over Question About Rumored Ashton Kutcher Romance

March 28th, 2012 11:15pm EDT
Rihanna
Pop star Rihanna poured scorn on a British reporter who dared to ask her about a rumored romance with Ashton Kutcher at a Battleship press conference on Wednesday.

The "Umbrella" hitmaker was in London promoting the film when one ITN hack asked her if she'd be taking Kutcher to the city's premiere.

Appearing disgusted by the question, Rihanna shook her head and said, "Wow, how disappointing was that question?"

Glaring at the reporter, Rihanna then replied, "I'm happy and I'm single, if that's what you're really asking."

The conference mediator quickly tried to move on from the awkward m...
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Clay Aiken: 'Rihanna Would Get Kicked Off 'American Idol'' (Video)

March 28th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Clay Aiken
Gene Simmons isn't the only musician that thinks that Rihanna is less than talented - Clay Aiken has taken a shot at the Battleship actress' bow, claiming she wouldn't make it on American Idol.

Clay was on Bravo's Watch What Happens, and host Andy Cohen asked the American Idol runner-up which pop star wouldn't make it past the first few rounds on the competition.

Apparently, Clay had a big list to choose from in his mind. "Oh God, there're too many. Too many...Current pop singer? I've stopped listening to them because they can't sing."

"Um...Rihanna has some pitch problems for sure. Sh...
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Rihanna's Tearful 'Battleship' Audition

March 19th, 2012 3:36pm EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna broke down in tears after enduring a grueling audition process for the upcoming blockbuster Battleship.

The Umbrella hit-maker will make her acting debut in the big budget spectacular, playing a navy cadet who helps fight against an invasion of alien ships.

Even though director Peter Berg was convinced Rihanna would be perfect for the movie after watching her music videos, he put her through her paces in the audition - and the singer was left frazzled by the process.

Berg tells Total Film, "I saw one of her videos and she was really cocky and sassy, very scrappy. There was a c...
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Spotlight: Liam Neeson - The Unexpected Movie Star

January 27th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Liam Neeson in The Grey
This weekend, audiences will get the chance to see Liam Neeson fight a pack of hungry wolves in order to say alive in “The Grey” from director Joe Carnahan. Though he has become a worldwide action star with films like “Taken” and “Unknown,” 15 years ago the Irish-born former amateur boxer was better known for dramas like “Schindler’s List” and “Michael Collins.” That’s not to say he takes the craft of acting any less seriously now than he did back then. He is still as talented and charismatic as ever, only now he seems to be having a lot more fun.

So how did Neeson go from being a serious ...
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The Most Anticipated Movies of 2012

January 13th, 2012 10:00am EST
Most Anticipated Movies of 2012
If you’re family is like mine, you probably got one for Christmas. I have an aunt who has given on to me every year since I was seven. Each time I open the wrapping paper and feign surprise, as if my present could have been anything else. The first few times she gave me this turd of a gift, I hung it dutifully on my wall for the entire year. Each time I looked at it, I would wonder how Chocolate Labradors or Monster Trucks define me as a person (News Flash: They don’t). Now, as soon as she leaves the room, I throw my gift right in the trash without even a modicum of guilt. Still don’t know ...
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MasterCard Is Giving Away A Trip To Attend A 2012 Movie Premiere; Check Out Upcoming Blockbusters!

December 12th, 2011 1:14pm EST
The Hunger Games
Calling all movie fans! MasterCard is giving away an awesome opportunity for moviegoers: the chance to win a VIP all-expenses paid trip to see a 2012 movie premiere and attend the exclusive after party! You can win your red carpet experience by signing up for and loading funds onto a NetSpend® Prepaid MasterCard card or Western Union® Prepaid card. Each time you use your card between now and December 31, you're entered to win.

There's more to these MasterCard prepaid cards than the chance to get the star treatment and rub shoulders with your favorite movie stars. Once you have the card, y...
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Rihanna Went To Boot Camp For 'Battleship' Role

August 9th, 2011 11:26am EDT
Rihanna
Singer Rihanna was forced to undergo grueling boot camp sessions to prepare for her debut acting role in Battleship.

The Umbrella hit-maker plays a tough cadet in the film, based on the game of the same name, and trained for the movie by running around a ship, swimming and weightlifting.

However, Rihanna relished her demanding work-outs - because they made her feel ready to portray a sailor.

She tells Fandango.com, "One man drilled me, yelled at me, cursed me out, made me do push-ups... My best friend was there and I told her, 'I'm about to do acting class. You're gonna want to kill t...
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First Trailer For Next Summer's 'Battleship' Surfaces (Watch It!)

July 27th, 2011 6:36pm EDT
Battleship
The first trailer for Battleship has officially been released, and it looks... familiar? The film is based on the classic Hasbro game you played back when you were a kid, however that seems to be the only thing the movie and its inspiration have in common.

Call us crazy, but on first impression the film looks like the love-child of Armageddon and Independence Day, with a little bit of The Abyss thrown in for good measure.

Cocky kid works for the father of the girl he likes? Check. Father doesn't want him anywhere near his daughter? Check. Astronomical anomaly occurs, forcing them to put a...
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Rising Hollywood Stars To Keep Your Eye On

July 19th, 2011 11:10am EDT
Taylor Kitsch
We're always on the lookout for riding Hollywood stars, and today we have another crop of small names that are about to become big names.

Taylor Kitsch: He's been on Friday Night Lights for five years and had a supporting role as Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Next year he will be starring in John Carter as the titular character, and we expect Kitsch to go far riding the buzz the film earns him. He also is set to star in the film adaptation of Battleship - yeah, the board game.

Lily Collins: Being the daughter of Phil Collins is enough to get attention, but Lily Collins is workin...
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James Cameron Brands 'Battleship' Movie 'Ridiculous'

January 10th, 2011 8:27am EST
James Cameron
James Cameron has criticized Hollywood's love affair with franchises, citing the upcoming Battleship movie as an example of the "ridiculous" lengths producers will go to score a box office hit.

Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna are set to star in the big screen re-imagining of the popular board game, but Avatar director Cameron is horrified by the idea of turning a toy into a film.

The Terminator creator insists moviemakers should be allowed to pursue more original concepts, rather than relying on old stories and well-worn ideas.

He tells Germany's Spiegel Online, "We have a...
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Rihanna Wears Skintight Leather Pants, Golf Glove To Restaurant

September 29th, 2010 11:30am EDT
Rihanna
A fiery red haired Rihanna went to Da Silvano's restaurant in NYC wearing one leather glove. The singer had on skintight gray leather-looking pants, Louboutin beige heels and an acid grey denim jacket with a leopard print scarf.

The pop star was recently named one of the worst dressed women in showbusiness. Outfits like this don't help. What do you think?

Rihanna is starring in the upcoming film "Battleship" opposite Tom Arnold, Brooklyn Decker and Alexander Skarsgard. She recently told Scotland's Daily Record, "Movies are definitely something I want to get into... Action would be good......
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