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An Exclusive First Look At Ryan Reynolds As Green Lantern In This Week's EW

July 15th, 2010 12:12pm EDT
Green Lantern EW July 15
Ryan Reynolds is Hollywood's newest superhero, as he prepares to star in next summer's Green Lantern. This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is the third annual Comic-Con Preview issue, takes a look at whether Reynolds' power ring (and his six-pack abs) can save the universe.

As he was propelled at 60 feet a second on a wire to create the illusion he can fly, Reynolds opens up about the perils of flying at high speed. "The first time you do it, you're deeply considering an adult diaper," he admits. He's spent countless hours training for elaborately choreographed fight scenes ...
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Robin Williams:'I Would Do 'Batman' In A Second'

June 30th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams is urging movie bosses to cast him in the next Batman movie - because he has twice been turned down for parts in the superhero franchise.

Rumors over casting for Christopher Nolan's upcoming third superhero film have been rife ever since The Dark Knight, starring Heath Ledger as The Joker, hit cinemas in 2008 - with fans speculating over which characters will be re-introduced. Nolan is said to be considering bringing feline femme fatale Catwoman back for the new movie, along with The Riddler.

Williams is adamant he would make a good replacement for Jim Carrey, who played ...
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Ed Westwick: 'I Would Kill To Be Batman'

June 8th, 2010 9:18am EDT
Ed Westwick
"Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick would love to emulate the career of fellow British actor Christian Bale.

He explained, "I would kill to be Batman, simple as that. I could play the new version of 'American Psycho.' I love that movie and I know every line from that movie."

Ed has reportedly found himself another TV beauty following his split from co-star Jessica Szohr - he has been linked to "90210's" Annalynne McCord.

See more photos of Ed here!
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'Prince Of Persia' And Video Game Movies

May 27th, 2010 11:20am EDT
Prince of Persia
Comic book movies have started to be extremely successful in recent media, what with box office hits like Iron Man 2, The Dark Knight, and Wanted. However, video games never seem to translate as well to the big screen. There are a few reasons that might be. For one, comic book heroes are just better known in general. It would be hard to find a person that doesn't know who Batman, Superman, or Wolverine is, even if they've never picked up a comic. The same cannot really be said of Lara Croft or Marcus Fenix, even if video games are slowly making their way into popular culture now. Disney got...
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'Iron Man 2' Absolutely Dominates Box Office

May 10th, 2010 8:51am EDT
Iron Man 2
"Iron Man 2" has rocketed to the top of the box office chart to score the fifth biggest opening weekend in history with a powerful $133.6 million.

The sequel to the 2008 hit, starring Robert Downey, Jr. as the comic book superhero, dominated movie theatres this weekend as the nation celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday.

The bumper figures overshadowed the takings of the original "Iron Man," which grossed $98.6 million when it debuted in 2008.

However the follow-up failed to match the record set by "The Dark Knight" in 2008, which holds the title for the biggest opening weekend ever at the ...
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Marvel And DC Comics Will Be Slugging It Out On The Big Screen For Years To Come

May 5th, 2010 10:06am EDT
Marvel And DC Comics Movies
With Iron Man 2, Kick-Ass, The Losers and Jonah Hex all hitting the multiplex this summer, the onslaught of comic book movies shows no signs of slowing (for better or worse). Leaving the Green Hornet (who started as a radio show) and Scott Pilgrim (indie press slacker hero) for later debate, we’ll get you up to speed on the heavy hitters from comics’ Big Two, DC and Marvel that are heading to the big screen in the next few years, culminating (supposedly) in epic team-ups for both universes!

MARVEL COMICS:

THOR (May 2011)

Kenneth Branagh is directing Chris Hemsworth (Captain Kirk’s father...
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'Avatar' Breaks Another Record

April 26th, 2010 12:54pm EDT
Avatar
James Cameron's epic blockbuster Avatar has smashed another sales record - the film has been named North America's fastest-selling home entertainment release of all time.

The picture sank Cameron's previous box office hit Titanic to claim the title of the world's highest-grossing movie ever by taking over $1.8 billion in ticket sales worldwide.

And now the home release looks set to match the movie's box office success - more than 6.7 million DVDs have been sold in North America alone since its release on April 22nd. Avatar has also sold more than 2.7 million Blu-rays.

The figures show...
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'Twilight's' Carlisle Cullen Is The Richest Fictional Character

April 16th, 2010 4:32pm EDT
Twilight New Moon
Forbes recently released its 2010 edition of "Fictional 15," which ranks fiction's wealthiest characters. Topping the list is Carlisle Cullen, the patriarch from the "Twilight" novels and films.

Cullen, age 370, is worth $34.1 billion, mostly due to his adopted daughter Alice, who picks stocks based on her ability to see the future.

Other wealthy characters and their estimated net worth:

Scrooge McDuck ($33.5 billion)
Richie Rich ($11.5 billion)
Tony Stark ($8.8 billion)
Jed Clampett ($7.2 billion)
Adrian Veidt ($7 billion)
Bruce Wayne ($6.5 billion)
The Tooth Fairy ($3.9 billion)
Thur...
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An Open Letter To Christopher Nolan On Rebooting Superman

February 17th, 2010 3:38pm EST
An Open Letter To Christopher Nolan re: Rebooting Superman
Dear Chris,

Congratulations on being handed the reins of one of Warner Bros.' most valuable properties, albeit one that seems to cause no small amount of creative consternation. Relax, Mr. Nolan, I'm here to give you and the team you'll select advice on how to handle Superman.

I'm one of many fanboys who was, let's say underwhelmed with Superman Returns. Using Richard Donner's classic 1978 film Superman as a springboard wasn't necessarily a BAD idea, but Bryan Singer and his writers, despite the best intentions, created a movie not exciting and inspiring, but ill-conceived and waaaay...
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Review: 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' Is A Storyteller's Tale For Gilliam, Ledger Fans

December 28th, 2009 1:26pm EST
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Terry Gilliam is an interesting Hollywood director in that he's bizarre and not mainstream, and yet his films are so interesting and bizarre that they get critical acclaim and great notice. His started with the "Monty Python" gang and moved on to hits like "Brazil," "Time Bandits," "12 Monkeys," and "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas." He had his fair share of failures too with the odd "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" and the lukewarm critical reactions to his film "The Brothers Grimm." It was always an uphill battle for Gilliam since his movies are visually intriguing, mind bending, and n...
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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...
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The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade

December 17th, 2009 9:30am EST
The Ten Greatest Movies Of The Decade
So far, we've given you lists of the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, and Albums of the decade. Now it's time to turn our focus to the Silver Screen.

This decade, moviemaking became incredibly fractured. After the Indie Boom of the nineties there suddenly wasn't much of a difference between an independent/art film and the mainstream movies from blockbuster studios. Many of these studios were now attempting to make their own indies, blurring the lines and resulting in more failures than successes.

Of course, there were still plenty of good movies to go around. The following is a list ...
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Sequels We'd Like To See & The Odds They Will Really Happen

November 20th, 2009 11:00am EST
Anchorman
Now that it looks as if the interminable "Saw" franchise has run out of gas after its sixth chapter, we can turn our attention to sequels that we'd really like to see, and what the odds are of them actually being produced.

ANCHORMAN 2: This is the biggie that most comedy fans would love to see. Star Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay have danced around the sequel for years, tantalizing fans with potential story ideas, fake titles and other tidbits, but nothing seems to be concrete. Still, the phenomenal popularity of the first film would make it a slam dunk, box-office smash. And, as ...
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'Community' Recap:'Introduction To Statistics'

October 30th, 2009 8:27am EDT
Community
NBC announced late last week that Dan Harmon's Community will be picked up for a full season, despite schedule shifts resulting in declining ratings. In just six episodes, the ensemble cast has proven itself greater than the sum of its parts, each character has had a chance to interact with all the others quite differently, adding new dimensions with ease and proving the show doesn't have to rely on Joel McHale and Chevy Chase, because it isn't meant to. The main plot driving this episode is the Spanish class' Día de los Muertos celebration, aka Mexican Halloween, which Sr. Chang and severa...
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Ellen Page Is Keeping Christopher Nolan's 'Inception' A Secret

October 1st, 2009 11:34am EDT
Ellen Page
After "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan knows he has to deliver a big bang with his next film. That's why he's not telling anyone what "Inception" is about. At least he can make it a surprise until it's released. All we know is it's a sci-fi blackmail thriller.

Ellen Page, who costars in the film with Leonardo DiCaprio, is enjoying keeping the secret. "I'm so happy that it's so secretive," Page said. "The other cast I'm working with, we just constantly reflect on what we're doing and are all so excited to be a part of it."

If we can't know what Nolan has in store for us next summer...
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Why is Katie Holmes Still Famous?

August 19th, 2009 11:51am EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes owes her career to "Dawson's Creek," cut her real acting teeth in "The Ice Storm," embarrassed herself in movies like "Disturbing Behavior," didn't embarrass herself in "Thank You for Smoking, and even tried her hand at Broadway. But she has yet to do anything that warrants the media's massive favoritism and fixation on her (other than being a very convenient excuse for Tom Cruise, ahem).

Is it her looks?

Some may argue that her looks have gotten her to where she is and kept her there. She did pursue modeling prior to her work as an actress. But take a look at Katie durin...
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Sarah's Cinema Musings: Creative Film Marketing

July 28th, 2009 9:48am EDT
District 9
Film studios have a long history of using alternative, memorable and sometimes guerrilla marketing to promote their films. One of the most famous examples is Alfred Hitchcock's now iconic film, Psycho. The Blair Witch Project also made waves, and Cloverfield's viral campaign took marketing to a new level, paving the way for more questionable advertising. The bomb scare generated from Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Dark Knight campaigns made filmgoers wonder where the line is in marketing. Is there a line? Should there be one limiting actions?

Check out two new campaigns for Joss Whe...
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Sarah's Cinema Musings: Foodie Film Flights

July 17th, 2009 1:54pm EDT
When Harry Met Sally
Someone recently emailed me for a sightseeing recommendation for an upcoming journey to New York City. It seemed a bit odd because although I visit often, I have never lived within the city walls. I recommended the usual - a tour of NBC, shopping in Soho, a slow walk through The Strand bookstore, etc. My email pal thought I was joking.

Apparently she was not looking for a tour guide, she was looking for film spots. Specifically, she wanted restaurants that appeared in her favorite films. So with a little bit of research, I found the following:

Katz's Deli - New York City (When ...
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'Harry Potter' Makes Less Than 'Transformers' On Opening Day

July 16th, 2009 11:24am EDT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" grossed $58.4 million on Wednesday, including $22.2 million in midnight shows, according to Variety.com.

The film's midnight runs were the best ever for any film, including "The Dark Knight" ($18 million) and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" ($16 million).

The "Transformers" sequel posted an opening day gross of $62 million.

See more photos of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince here!

Image © 2009 Warner Bros. Ent. / Harry Potter Publishing Rights © J.K.R

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'Harry Potter' Makes Lots Of Money In Midnight Shows

July 15th, 2009 12:44pm EDT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Warner Bros. says "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" took in $22.2 million domestically from midnight screenings.

That beats the $18 million earned in midnight runs by "The Dark Knight" and the $17 million earned by "Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith."

Earlier this summer, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" also opened on a Wednesday and grossed $16 million in midnight runs.

See more photos of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince here!

Image © Warner Bros.

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Sarah's Cinema Musings: Do Film Critics Matter?

July 3rd, 2009 10:50am EDT
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Posing this question is damning because I critique films and other productions, but it is relevant. This past week, after the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Public Enemies, the issue of film critics came to a particularly strong head. I do not read film reviews. This is something that happens during the process of studying film. As we critics-in-training collected credit hours watching and analyzing countless "art" films and auteur films (and drooled over the likes of Francois Truffaut and Alfred Hitchcock), we got swelled heads, thinking we knew best.

Like lite...
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'Transformers' Earns Over $60 Million At Box Office, Breaks Records

June 25th, 2009 12:23pm EDT
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Preliminary estimates show Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen scored the best opening day ever for a Wednesday release at the domestic box office, according to Variety.

Previous record-holder was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which grossed $44.2 million in July 2007.

"Transformer 2’s" opening day haul also is the second best of all time after The Dark Knight, which grossed $67.2 million on its first day in release (a Friday).

See more photos of "Transformers" here:

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Blockbusters, Comedies & Animated Films To Benefit From New Oscar Rule

June 25th, 2009 9:34am EDT
The Hangover
In a move that had everybody checking their calendars to make sure it wasn't still April 1, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced that this year there will be TEN Best Picture nominees instead of the five-film shortlist that's existed since 1944.

So what does this mean exactly? That is, apart from the additional five minutes of clips at the Oscar show and the inevitable surprise of a bleary-eyed Oscar Nominee presenter who realizes they aren't finished after reading the name of the fifth film off the TelePrompTer? Plenty.

The Animation Rule No Longer Applies...
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TV Honorees That Should Get Their First Shot At Emmy Nominations

June 10th, 2009 12:02pm EDT
Aaron Paul
Yesterday, we went over the Emmy nominees who have overstayed their welcome. Those perennial TV honorees that simply don't deserve the recognition they once did or, in some cases, never did at all.

So if they're out, who's in? Surely, there can't be too many nominees waiting in the wings. After all, television professionals choose these awards; they can't possibly leave out any substantial number of qualified candidates in favor of perennial duds.

Unfortunately, that's the way it is. Voters simply don't like to change their ways with regards to voting. It almost seems that a ...
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MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet: 'Twilight' Stars, 'Hills' Cast & More

June 1st, 2009 8:39am EDT
Kristen Stewart
MTV's awards shows have become something of a spectacle in the last few years from controversial performances to surprise celebrity events leading up to and surrounding the actual show. That would explain why neither this year's MTV Movie Awards host Andy Samberg nor "We Made You" performer Eminem, had time to walk the red carpet at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal Studios Citywalk last night.

Those that did smile and pose for paparazzi and walk the line of nearly 200 media outlets all hoping to steal a precious few minutes with the talent included the other musical act, Kings of ...
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'The Unborn' Comes To DVD & Blu-ray July 7

May 15th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
The Unborn
From the co-writer of The Dark Knight and the producers who brought you The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in this chilling thriller that will haunt your soul. Writer and director David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade: Trinity) gives a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in The Unborn, a supernatural thriller that follows a young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves. Own two versions on one disc, including the unrated cut too terrifying for theaters. Starring Odett...
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'Star Trek' Takes Top Box Office Spot

May 10th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
Chris Pine
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Star Trek" beamed itself up to the top of the box office, earning $76.5 million in its opening weekend.

Paramount Pictures had estimated that the movie would make about $50 million for the weekend, but figured that strong reviews helped carry it to the bigger opening.

Director J.J. Abrams' reboot of the beloved sci-fi franchise made $72.5 million from Friday through Sunday, plus $4 million just in pre-midnight screenings Thursday, the studio said Saturday. That cumulative figure includes a record $8.2 million in IMAX showings.

"Star Trek," which reveals th...
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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The Men & Women Merge In 'Celeb Madness' Sweet 16 - Vote In Part 1!

March 27th, 2009 12:26pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale
On we move to the Sweet 16! Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in this third round of action in Starpulse's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With rounds one & two over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 16 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

For this round there will be two parts with eight matchups in each, four women's matches and four men's.

-Click to see the: results of the first rounds and the results of the second round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get u...
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Samuel L. Jackson Beats Chris Brown; Cast Your Votes In Round 2 Of 'Celeb Madness' (Pt. 2)

March 23rd, 2009 2:40pm EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup

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