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DVD Review: 'Nicole Kidman: 4-Film Collection

April 12th, 2012 11:10am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Need your Nicole fix? Check out the here to help Kidman prescription in the form of the now out "Nicole Kidman 4-Film DVD Collection" out from Lionsgate Home Entertainment – check out the list of flicks from good to bad below!

Title: "Cold Mountain"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger

Director: Anthony Minghella

Rating: R

Runtime: 154 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgatedvd.com

The Flick: Not all due to Kidman (Zellweger is the stand-out here!), she nevertheless plays a decent part as half of a weary long-distance l...
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DVD Review: 'Renee Zellweger: 4-Film Collection'

April 12th, 2012 9:20am EDT
Renee Zellweger
Love all things Renee? Well you might want to check out the recent DVD import infused with a little Zellweger in the form of the "Renee Zellweger 4-Film DVD Collection" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment – check out the list of flicks from good to bad below!

Title: "Bridget Jones’s Diary"

Grade: 4

Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Director: Sharon Maguire

Rating: R

Runtime: 98 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgatedvd.com

The Flick: By far the most cool and quirky of the four titles, Zellweger is in her element as an ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Cold Mountain'

February 1st, 2012 10:00am EST
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Love, passion and...the Civil War? Only in a flick helmed by Anthony Minghella could such a thing exist and we’re checking out his film "Cold Mountain" on Blu-ray Jan. 31 from Miramax and Lionsgate – review below!

Title: "Cold Mountain"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger

Director: Anthony Minghella

Rating: R

Runtime: 154 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Miramax

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: "Cold Mountain," set in the battles of the Civil War, is no less a sprawling spectacle then Director Anthony Minghella’s "The English Patient,...
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Smarter Than The Average Movie Star Natalie Portman Turns 30

June 9th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Natalie Portman
“I'd rather be smart than a movie star,” Natalie Portman once said. ...Turns out she’s both.

The young actress has always been a fascinating contradiction. Youthful in appearance, yet always so mature in her choices, her acting and her lifestyle. A child star who was never childish, (even at just 12 years of age in Leon), she has a natural maturity far beyond any of her peers. Which is why she’s lasted where others have crashed and burned.

Discovered by an agent in a pizza parlour at the age of 11, Portman was being groomed for a modelling career before deciding she’d rather pursue acting...
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Natalie Portman: The Best Actress Of Her Generation?

October 1st, 2010 10:10am EDT
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Since her intense breakout role in 1994’s “The Professional,” Natalie Portman has been one of the most respected and versatile actors working in Hollywood. Her filmography spans over 15 years but is as impressive and solid as Audrey Hepburn’s or Meryl Streep’s, two actresses to whom she has rightfully been compared.

It makes sense that Portman has become one of the most talented performers in Hollywood considering the amazing list of directors with whom she’s worked:

Luc Besson (“The Professional”)

Michael Mann (“Heat”)

Ted Demme (“Beautiful Girls”)

Woody Allen (“Everyone Says I Love Y...
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Universal Music Group And Elvis Costello Team Up For A Great Cause

June 13th, 2009 1:45pm EDT
Elvis Costello
On the UniversalMusicStore.com they are auctioning off a signed Elvis Costello guitar where 100% of the proceeds go to City of Hope. The City of Hope is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer as well as other life-threatening diseases. The auction will run until Monday, June 15th.

Elvis Costello has a brand a new record out, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane" that was released on 6/2/09. This amazing new signed acoustic guitar is a must have for any Costello fan!

Elvis Costello's new album 'Secret, Profane & Sugarcane' was released by Hear Music on June 2nd.

The record was produced by T...
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Renee Zellweger Hits The Road In 'My One And Only'

February 12th, 2009 1:25pm EST
Renee Zellweger
BERLIN (AP) — Renee Zellweger plays a 1950s housewife who leaves her husband and takes her teenage sons on a cross-country trip that becomes a journey of self-discovery in "My One and Only," which had its world premiere Thursday at the Berlin film festival.

Based loosely on actor George Hamilton's tale of how his mother brought him and a brother to Hollywood, the film rolls a love story, road movie and coming of age tale with a heavy dose of wry humor into one.

"This was one of the great unmade scripts of Hollywood. Everyone wanted to read it, everyone loved it, but no one wanted ...
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The Best Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

October 22nd, 2008 9:57am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Synecdoche, New York, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, opens in select theaters Oct. 24. Hoffman plays a wild-eyed theater director who attempts to build a life-sized replica of New York City in preparation for an ambitious play. Check out our list of some of Hoffman's greatest works:

Cold Mountain

The star-studded "Cold Mountain" is a sweeping tale set in the final days of the American Civil War.

Boogie Nights

"Boogie Nights" is less a film about pornography than the serio-comic story of a group of misfits, losers, and lost souls who are embraced by Jack Horner (Burt R...
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'My Name Is Earl' Season Three Arrives On DVD Sept. 30; Win A Copy!

September 12th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
My Name Is Earl
Everyone's favorite white-trash, dim-witted lovable loser, Earl Hickey continues his hilarious plight to make up for a lengthy list of detestable deeds in his quest to become a better person, as My Name Is Earl Season Three arrives on DVD September 30 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Earl's life has been full of poor choices and mistakes, but after winning a lottery jackpot he has an epiphany and vows to change his ways. In the third season of the Emmy® Award- winning series, Earl finds himself back in prison, where he attempts to end the war between two rival gangs and needs all the help...
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'Breaking And Entering' Stars Jude Law And Juliette Binoche; On DVD May 8

May 2nd, 2007 7:30pm EDT
Breaking And Entering
A sexy and steamy story about a disparate group of Londoners connected by a string of burglaries and a passionate affair, Breaking And Entering makes its DVD debut on May 8 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company.

A rash of burglaries weaves a tangled web that ensnares a group of unlikely bed-fellows, unlocking secret passions that threaten to unravel the lives of everyone involved. "A beautiful piece of work… Thumbs up," (Richard Roeper, "Ebert & Roeper"), Breaking And Entering is the first original screenplay from Oscar®-winner Anthony Minghella (Best Director, The Englis...
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Rounder Records To Release Alison Krauss Collection

March 7th, 2007 7:16pm EST
Alison Krauss
On April 3, Rounder Records will release Alison Krauss’ A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, an album that encompasses her diverse career as a master vocalist, instrumentalist, collaborator and producer.

A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection is comprised of 16 tracks, highlighting Krauss’ career outside of her traditional releases with long time band Union Station. The album features Krauss’ collaboration with John Waite on the single, “Missing You,” which also appears on Waite’s recent Rounder release Downtown....Journey of a Heart. A Hundred Miles or More also features Krauss’ cont...
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Show Your Best Kiss And Win An iTunes Gift Card

February 11th, 2007 8:00pm EST
Heather Graham
Valentine's Day is approaching and it's time to pucker up [for the camera]! The buzz is Gray Matters has the sexiest, steamiest screen kiss we've seen in years. Think you can beat it?

If you think you have the best kiss – better than the one between Gray (Heather Graham) and Charlie (Bridget Moynahan) in Gray Matters – then prove it and enter the Show Us Your Best Kiss contest for your chance to win a $100 gift card to I-Tunes or Sephora.

The Show Us Your Best Kiss contest is featured on the Gray Matters official site and YouTube.

A sophisticated comedy about love, life and b...
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Nicole Kidman Bans Keith Urban From Sex

June 1st, 2006 9:44am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has put a sex ban on her fiancé Keith Urban. The Cold Mountain actress has told the country singer they won't have sex again until their wedding night - which is rumored to be taking place in a few weeks time. A source said: "Going four weeks without sex will certainly increase the passion on their wedding night."

Nicole reportedly got the sex ban idea from her friend Russell Crowe. The Gladiator star went for months without sex before he married Danielle Spence in 2003. Russell said: "I was determined there would be a lot of pent-up energy on the big night."

Nicole ...
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T-Bone Burnett Releases First New Album In 14 Years Along With Retrospective

April 27th, 2006 10:00pm EDT
T Bone Burnett
T-Bone Burnett is an American original. A songwriter and performer steeped in our nation's deep musical heritage, T Bone has emerged from a self-imposed 14 year hiatus as a recording artist to release two highly-anticipated collections of music simultaneously: The True False Identity, his first album of new original songs since 1992, and 20/20: The Essential T Bone Burnett, a 40-song retrospective spanning Burnett's entire career of music-making. T Bone says of his extended break, "After the last record (1992's The Criminal Under My Own Hat), I felt I could write some new songs and go ar...
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Sydney Pollack To Be Honored With Prestigious Award

December 12th, 2005 2:30pm EST
Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack will receive the 2006 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made significant and enduring contributions to advancing the art of filmmaking. He will be feted during the 20th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony on February 26, 2006, at the Century Plaza Hotel.

Pollack's films have earned 46 Oscar nominations. He received Oscars for both directing and producing Out of Africa, and other nominations for directing Tootsie and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Pollack also earned ...
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