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Best And Worst Winter Olympic Movies

February 12th, 2010 10:26am EST
Best And Worst Winter Olympic Movies
The Winter Olympics start this week, and though some people see this as an opportunity to celebrate global harmony through sport, others see it as a reason to compile a list of movies. Some of these are masterpieces, and some are abominations, but they all have one thing in common: They are all better than the biathlon. So here they are, from best to worst:

Miracle (2004)

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick O'Brien Demsey

When a movie is based on true events, it often means that those events have been long-forgotten or ignored. Not so with Miracle, which is a...
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Steve Buscemi, Romany Malco & Hue Rhodes Discuss 'Saint John of Las Vegas'

January 29th, 2010 9:11am EST
Saint John of Las Vegas
"Saint John of Las Vegas," the debut film of writer/director Hue Rhodes, stars Steve Buscemi as John, a former gambling addict who escapes his messy life in Las Vegas to live out his twilight years in New Mexico

as a non-descript auto insurance claims adjustor. But when John's boss (Peter Dinklage) sends him off with a humorless fraud investigator Virgil (Romany Malco) to investigate a suspicious claim from outside Las Vegas, John is sent spiraling in an eccentric world of addiction, nude militants and burning carnival folk. Starpulse recently sat with Rhodes, Buscemi and Malco and discu...
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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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'Arrested Development' Cast: Where Are They Now?

March 7th, 2009 11:35am EST
Arrested Development
The family that chicken dances together, stays together. With the February 24 announcement that Michael Cera - the lone holdout - had finally signed on for the long-rumored Arrested Development movie, message boards went bonkers for Bluth bananas.

Cera is easily the most successful and visible post-Bluth. With SuperBad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Sundance darling Paper Heart, this kid has perfected the tentatively awkward comedic timing that made you root for the love story of George Michael and his cousin Maeby.

Where have the Bluths been since we last laughed a...
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'Eastbound And Down' Feels Too Much Like Another Ferrell-McKay Movie

February 16th, 2009 3:04pm EST
Eastbound And Down
The plot for Eastbound And Down reads like the next Will Ferrell/Adam McKay comedy: a superstar becomes too big for his britches, then crashes and burns. His only hope is to become a better person and get back to his winning ways.

The busted superstar in this case is Kenny Powers (played by Danny McBride), a power pitching closer that got the last out of the World Series at the age of 19 for Atlanta – they didn’t spring for any MLB licenses, so it's just "Atlanta." He signs a multi-year contract, and soon after trashes Atlanta when they begin to lose, so it's off to the only team that...
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Spotlight On Comedic Couples

November 10th, 2008 11:32am EST
Amy Poehler & Will Arnett
Who digs funny couples? Not the awkward, laughing-at-you kind that might be clueless or socially weird but the legitimately engaging, entertaining and hilarious ying and yang of Mr. & Mrs. Whomever. Rarely will the life of the party date the other life of the party - at times there's not enough attention to go around. But sometimes it happens, and if we're lucky they'll go into showbiz.

Take a look at some memorable comedic couples and the neat little niches they have filled:

The Animated Couple

Marge & Homer "The Simpsons"

There was a time when identification of a "Simpso...
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A Touching Story Of Courage And Friendship, 'Moondance Alexander,' Comes To DVD April 29

April 16th, 2008 4:10pm EDT
Moondance Alexander
Experience a poignant tale of perseverance, heart and passion as Moondance Alexander rides on to DVD April 29th from Fox Home Entertainment. Inspired by a true story, Moondance Alexander features a stellar cast including up-and-coming actress Kay Panabaker (Nancy Drew, "Summerland"), Don Johnson (Tin Cup, "Miami Vice"), Lori Loughlin ("Summerland," "Full House") and Olympic Skating Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen (Blades Of Glory, Bratz).

Panabaker stars as Moondance, a young girl who doesn't quite fit in with the rest of her classmates, but that all changes when she finds a runaway Pin...
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The Frat Pack: Pledging to Make Audiences Laugh

April 7th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Will Ferrell
A majority of comedic films released over the past 10 years have fallen into either one of two categories: stupid with borderline inappropriate humor or stupid with completely inappropriate humor. Occasionally, a comedy comes along that doesn't quite fit either of these descriptions (i.e., Wedding Crashers, which is completely inappropriate but far from stupid). But these films are few and far between.

However, it is important to note that the word "stupid" is not meant to have a negative connotation here. True, it is sometimes more satisfying to watch a comedy based entirely on witty ...
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Will Ferrell Goes 'Semi-Pro' This Weekend

February 29th, 2008 8:51am EST
Semi-Pro
Will Ferrell hopes to keep his streak of sweet buffoonery alive this weekend in the flick "Semi-Pro," a comedy starring Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin (better known as Outkast's Andre 3000), and Ferrell himself playing owner/player/coach triple threat, Jackie Moon.

Set in the 1970s, "Semi-Pro" is the story of a rogue basketball team, the Flint Michigan Tropics, which is part of the ABA. It faces the threat of being dissolved, but with a top 4 finish it will be subsumed into the more respectable NBA.

Recently, TV spots featuring a camera slowly panning the length of a na...
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Johnny Depp Was 2007's Top Money-Making Star

January 3rd, 2008 12:18pm EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has been voted the "Top Money-Making Star of 2007" in Quigley Publishing Company's 76th Annual Poll. Depp, who starred in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" in 2007, also placed first in 2006. He first appeared as #6 in 2003 and was second to Tom Cruise in 2005.

Will Smith, who starred in "I Am Legend," finished second in the voting followed by George Clooney ("Michael Clayton" and "Ocean's Thirteen") and Matt Damon ("The Bourne Ultimatum" and "Ocean's Thirteen.") Clooney has been in the poll five times to date. S...
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A Mismatched Pair Finds Love In All The Wrong Places In 'Moving McAllister,' Opening Sept. 14

September 11th, 2007 4:29pm EDT
Moving McAllister
Story centers on Rick Robinson (Ben Gourley), a lowly intern at a prestigious Miami law firm who dreams of becoming a partner one day. Eager to impress, he agrees to help the firm's top lawyer, Maxwell McAllister (Rutger Hauer), with a favor he really cannot afford.

Just five days before the bar exam, Rick finds himself in charge of moving McAllister's dearest possession across the country: his seductive, yet untouchable niece Michelle (Mila Kunis; That '70s Show, Family Guy). In a less than stellar moving van, the mismatched pair begins their cross-country journey.

Along the ...
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New Movies On DVD, Aug. 28

August 28th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Blades of Glory
Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline the high-concept comedy Blades of Glory, which centers on two male figure-skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport. Also on DVD: breakdancing comedy Kickin' It Old Skool and romantic comedy Year Of The Dog.
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'Blades Of Glory' Kicks Some Ice With Free Skates And Flamboyant Costumes For Avatars On 'Second Life'

August 13th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Blades Of Glory
HOLLYWOOD—Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is giving visitors to the virtual world of Second Life a chance to go for the gold in celebration of the August 28 debut of the $100+ million smash hit comedy Blades Of Glory on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD.

On August 24, PHE will kick off a week-long celebration with a DVD release party that will take place simultaneously in 12 skating rinks within Second Life. Visitors to the party will be able to don free virtual replicas of the outrageous costumes seen in the film, as well as ice skates that will allow avatars to perform signature Blades Of ...
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Nominated For Nine 2007 Primetime Emmy® Awards 'The Office: Season 3' Comes To DVD Sept.4

August 8th, 2007 8:22pm EDT
The Office
Clock in to The Office for even more inappropriate remarks, uncomfortable silences and petty behavior in the complete third season, recently nominated for nine 2007 Primetime Emmy® Awards including Best Comedy, Best Actor (Steve Carell), Best Supporting Actor (Rainn Wilson) and Best Supporting Actress (Jenna Fischer).

Steve Carell (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Evan Almighty) is back in his Golden Globe®-winning role as ignorant but harmless boss Michael Scott. And now there is even more of him to love -- the Season 3 four-disc collection contains all 22 hilarious episodes and tons of excl...
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MTV Announces Nominees For '2007 MTV Movie Awards'

April 30th, 2007 10:09am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man
The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers as MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Dominating the pack is 300 with 5 nominations followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with 4 nods.

Also vying for the much sought-after statue is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Blades of Glory, and The Devil Wears Prada with 3 nominations each.

The 16th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett. Airing LI...
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Opening March 30: Blades of Glory

March 28th, 2007 9:51am EDT
Blades of Glory
Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, and Will Arnett headline this high concept comedy concerning two male figure skating rivals aching to compete despite having been banned from the sport as a result of a nasty row at the 2002 Winter Olympics. When they discover a loophole that will allow them to perform together in the pairs figure skating category... Continue Summary

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Starpulse.com's Movies To Look For In 2007

January 1st, 2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

The Buzz Favorites

Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...
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