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Spotlight On Clive Owen

November 21st, 2009 11:00am EST
Clive Owen
Born in Coventry, West Midlands, England in October 1965, actor Clive Owen is the quintessential handsome man. Put him in any movie looking dapper and sharp or get him rolling around in the mud and dirt and he'll still come up looking amazing.

Clive has not always been on the fast track when it comes to his acting career. Starting in 1988 through 2000, he appeared and sometimes starred in a number of British television series, TV movies and films. One of those notable films was "Croupier" (1997) where he played a troubled writer who begins to work in a casino in hopes of acquiring ins...
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Nine Fictional Plagues Worse Than Swine Flu

May 6th, 2009 11:39am EDT
28 Weeks Later
A pandemic by definition: "An epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide." The Swine flu hasn't killed us all yet so until then let's take a look at a few of Hollywood's fictional pandemics.

1.) The Andromeda Strain

Featured in: The Andromeda Strain

Plague: Alien bacteria

Source: Outer space

Effects: Solidifies blood, bores audience to death

When a space probe crashes over a small South Western town, the government grows concerned when the town's inhabitants suddenly drop dead...
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12 Upcoming Films To See Before Oscar Night

November 12th, 2008 9:52am EST
Revolutionary Road
This year's Oscar race isn't very deep with talent, and at this point there are probably only eight films with a legitimate shot at getting a nod for Best Picture. But those that have a chance at a nomination also have a great chance of winning.

One such film, "The Dark Knight", has already hit screens, but the rest of this group will premiere in the coming weeks as studios scramble to get their prestige pictures on the big screen before the year-end deadline.

Every year, film fans are tormented by the true snobs who catch all these possible nominees before the big awards show att...
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'Firefly,' 'Blade Runner' Top Sci Fi 'Visions For Tomorrow' Poll

June 17th, 2008 11:40am EDT
Firefly
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.

As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; Ge...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

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."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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Journey Into The Elusive Life Of Bob Dylan in 'I'm Not There,' On DVD May 6

April 18th, 2008 10:51am EDT
I
Exploring the multidimensional nature and shifting personae of revered musician Bob Dylan - from the public to the private to the fantastical - I'm Not There debuts on DVD on May 6th from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company.

Featuring the Oscar nominated and Golden Globe winning performance by Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Aviator), I'm Not There weaves together a daring and complex narrative of an ever-elusive American icon. Garnering three awards at the 2007 Venice Film Festival, including Special Jury Prize and Best Actress, Cate Blanchett, I'm Not There was...
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8 Sexy Redheads Who Leave Us Hot & Bothered

March 28th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Despite recent rumors that redheads are going extinct, they're here to stay. According to new research from Germany, they also have more sex than their blonde and brunette counterparts. Who needs blondes and brunettes when we have redheads to help us start a fire? Here are a few who leave us feeling all hot and bothered:

The Veterans: Seasoned redheaded beauties who've paved the way. "Veteran" is in no way a negative term here, it's an accolade. We're paying homage.

Marcia Cross

Age: 46

Notable Work: "Desperate Housewives," "Everwood," "Seinfeld," "Melrose Place," "K...
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Clive Owen Stars In 'Shoot 'Em Up,' On DVD & Blu-Ray Jan. 1; Win A Copy!

December 31st, 2007 1:00pm EST
Shoot
Brace yourself for explosive action that starts with a bang and never slows down as Shoot 'Em Up arrives on DVD from New Line Home Entertainment on January 1, 2008.

This sexy, action-packed thriller stars Clive Owen (Sin City, Children of Men) as a mysterious loner who joins forces with an unlikely partner (Monica Bellucci; The Matrix films, The Passion of the Christ) to protect a rescued newborn baby from an evil, ruthless criminal (Paul Giamatti; Sideways, The Illusionist).

-Enter here for your chance to win one of five copies of 'Shoot 'Em Up' on DVD!

-Check out this Fantast...
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'Gossip Girl' Star & His Band Lend Their Sound To An Upcoming Episode

December 26th, 2007 3:29pm EST
Gossip Girl
The CW's freshman hit "Gossip Girl" will feature music from series star Ed Westwick's band, "The Filthy Youth. Westwick co-wrote (along with rhythm guitarist Jimmy Wright) and performed lead vocals on two songs, "Orange" and "Come Flash All You Ladies," which will be showcased in the episode "School Lies," airing Wednesday, Jan. 2, (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET).

In the January 2 episode, Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester), Nate (Chace Crawford), Chuck (Westwick) and their entourage break into the school swimming pool for a night of fun, but when a member of their group nearly d...
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Starpulse Holiday Movie Preview, Part 3

November 21st, 2007 2:39pm EST
Hitman
With every surplus of holiday cheer comes a few Scrooges. Some can't stand all the mushiness, or perhaps they just want to have something blow up to go along with their eggnog. Maybe they just like to sit on the edge of their seats instead of on Santa's lap. Fair enough.

For those people, there have been a few real holiday film gems over the years. Some are disturbing, such as Santa going on a killing spree. Others are entertaining, like Die Hard's Christmas party gone awry.

Part Three - Bah Humbug- Action/Drama/Adventure

But many don't have any holiday thematic link at all,...
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'Superman Returns' Dominates 33rd Saturn Awards

May 11th, 2007 4:18pm EDT
Superman Returns
Superman Returns dominated the 33rd Saturn Awards in Los Angeles yesterday, picking up honors including Best Fantasy Film, Best Director for Bryan Singer and Best Actor for Brandon Routh. The superhero blockbuster also won Best Writing for Dan Harris and Michael Dougherty, and Best Music for John Ottman at the annual awards, presented by the Academy Of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Elsewhere, television show Heroes won Best Network TV Series, Best Supporting Actor for Masi Oka, and Best Supporting Actress for Hayden Panettiere.

Natalie Portman picked up Best Actress In ...
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New Movies on DVD, March 27

March 27th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Happy Feet
When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves in Happy Feet. Also on DVD: The Pursuit of Happyness, Children of Men, Turistas, and Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj.
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'Children Of Men,' 'Smallville' Win Cinematographer Awards

February 19th, 2007 12:39pm EST
Children of Men
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC took top honors in the feature film competition for Children Of Men last night at the 21st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

This is the first ASC Award for Lubezki. The award was presented by Tim Allen, who noted, "All of these artists contributed their talent for writing with light and motionto each story."

David James Elliott presented John Stokes, ACS with the top award in the television movie/miniseries/pilot competition for the TNT miniseries "Nightmares And Dr...
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And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

January 23rd, 2007 10:30am EST
Babel
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year

Babel

The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...
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'Children of Men' Wins Scripter Award

January 16th, 2007 2:19pm EST
The Children of Men
The author of The Children of Men and the screenwriters of the film based on the book have won the 19th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award. The film beat competition from The Devil Wears Prada, The Illusionist, The Last King of Scotland and Notes on a Scandal.

British writer P.D. James published "The Children of Men," her 12th, in 1992. Screenwriters Alfonso Cuarón, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby adapted the screenplay for the 2006 film, directed by Cuarón.

Scripter is awarded annually by the University of Southern California Libraries to honor writers...
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'The Queen' Leads BAFTA Nominations - Full List!

January 12th, 2007 10:37am EST
The Queen
The Queen is the frontrunner at this year's Orange BAFTA awards, after receiving an incredible 10 nominations. Dame Helen Mirren has been nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her performance as Queen Elizabeth in the hit film about the British Royal Family after the death of Princess Diana, while Stephen Frears is in the running for the Achievement in Direction award. Full List of Nominations Below!

The British drama will also do battle with Casino Royale - which is named in nine categories - for Outstanding British Film of the Year. And Daniel Craig - who made his debut a...
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Five Compete for Top Honor at Cinematographer Awards

January 11th, 2007 12:13pm EST
Children of Men
Emmanuel Lubezki, (Children Of Men), Dick Pope, (The Illusionist), Robert Richardson, (The Good Shepherd), Dean Semler, (Apocalypto), and Vilmos Zsigmond, (The Black Dahlia) are vying for top honors in the feature film category at the 21st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards competition.

"There is no textbook formula for artful cinematography," says Russ Alsobrook, ASC who chairs the organization's Awards Committee. "It takes talent and skill to master a complex craft, as well as a collaborative spirit. These five, amazingly talented indivi...
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Opening December 25: Children of Men

December 24th, 2006 8:00am EST
Children of Men
The sci-fi thriller "Children of Men" is set in a world in which humans are facing extinction because women are unable to bare children. A government agent (Clive Owen) is charged with helping a lone pregnant woman, who could produce the first child born in 27 years. Julianne Moore also stars.

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