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The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...
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'Despicable Me 2' Blows Away 'Lone Ranger' At The Box Office

July 7th, 2013 12:04pm EDT
Despicable Me 2
Cinemagoers were more interested in cute little yellow minions than Tonto at the weekend box office. "Despicable Me 2" easily opened at number one, taking home a staggering $140.5 million over the Independence Day weekend.

In the animated film, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal. The film also features the voices of Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt.

"The Lone Ranger," starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, failed to impress critics, garnering only 24 percent of favorable reviews on RottenTomatoes.com. The act...
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Gru & His Minions Are Back With Cool Cars, Gadgets And More In New 'Despicable Me 2' Trailer

March 19th, 2013 9:27pm EDT
Despicable Me 2
It's almost time for Minion madness again as super-villain Gru (Steve Carell) and his three adopted daughters get set to embark on a whole new adventure in Despicable Me 2.

"Gru's back in the game with cool cars, gadgets and weapons!" Gru exclaims in the new trailer, released Tuesday.

This time around Gru is recruited by the 'Anti-Villain League' to use his expertise as a villain to help stop a new bad guy (Al Pacino) from taking over the world.

"Despicable Me 2" hits theaters July 3. Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Moises Arias, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher and Russ...
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The Minions Are Back In An All-New Trailer For 'Despicable Me 2'

October 31st, 2012 7:47pm EDT
Despicable Me 2
Gru and his minions are back! The second trailer for Despicable Me 2 was released on Wednesday; and, much like the first teaser that arrived in March, this one focuses on the minions once again, as two of them appear to get abducted by aliens.

Director Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team have created an all-new animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions... and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

Despicable Me raked in more than $540 million at the box office, becoming the 10th biggest animated m...
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Al Pacino To Play Villain In 'Despicable Me 2'

February 4th, 2012 7:00pm EST
Al Pacino
Al Pacino has signed on to replace fellow Oscar winner Javier Bardem as the villain in the "Despicable Me" sequel.

The star will join Steve Carell and Russell Brand, who are reprising their animated roles for "Despicable Me 2."

Kristen Wiig and "iCarly" actress Miranda Cosgrove will also offer up their voices for supporting characters.
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Snoop Dogg Slimed At Kids' Choice Awards - Pics & Full List Of Winners

April 3rd, 2011 2:11pm EDT
2011 Kids Choice Awards
Russell Brand, Jim Carrey, Jack Black, Snoop Dogg, Heidi Klum and Josh Duhamel went green at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday - they got slimed.

Host Black, Klum, Carrey, Snoop Dogg and the night's Arm Fart Hall of Fame inductee Duhamel, who dressed up as Justin Bieber for his sliming, were all prepared for the messy 'honor' but Brand was caught out when he stepped onstage to present the award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie to birthday boy Eddie Murphy.

Favorite Movie Actor Johnny Depp opened the proceedings by squirting the audience with a slime canon and settin...
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Jack Black To Host 24th Annual Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

February 10th, 2011 2:02pm EST
Jack Black
Jack Black is back! For the third time in KCA's history, the always funny Jack will take viewers on a wild ride as he returns to host Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards premiering live on Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 PM (ET).

Check out the complete list of nominees for the awards below and start voting for your favorites starting March 7th here!

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Favorite TV Show

Big Time Rush iCarly The Suite Life on Deck Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite Reality Show

American Idol America's Funniest Home Videos America's Got Talent Wipeout

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Watch The New Trailer For 'Hop,' Starring James Marsden & Russell Brand

February 9th, 2011 1:07pm EST
Hop
From the creators of "Despicable Me" comes a comedy about candy, chics and Rock 'n' Roll. The new live-action/CG animated comedy "Hop" stars Russell Brand and James Marsden and hits theaters April 1.

Blending state of the art animation with live action, "Hop" is a comedy about E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny. On the eve of taking over the family business, E.B. leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer.

He encounters Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals, who accidentally hits E.B. with his car....
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'The King's Speech' Gets Massive 14 Nominations For BAFTA Awards

January 18th, 2011 9:51am EST
The Kings Speech
Critically-acclaimed "The King's Speech" is set to dominate the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards next month, after scoring a massive 14 nominations.

The Tom Hooper movie, about stammering British monarch King George VI, has picked up nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth is tipped for Best Actor and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter will compete for the Best Supporting Actress prize.

The picture is facing a challenge from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which has picked up 12 nominations, including nods for its star Natalie Portman, ...
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'Toy Story 3' Named Highest-Grossing Film Of 2010

December 29th, 2010 10:00am EST
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3's profits soared to infinity and beyond this year - it's been named the highest-grossing film of 2010.

In a list dominated by family-friendly movies, the latest installment in the computer-animated franchise - with characters voiced by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen - raked in over $1.06 billion at the worldwide box office following its release in the summer.

Tim Burton's fantasy film Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, came second in the list after taking $1.02 billion and the first of the two-part Harry Potter swansong movie - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 -...
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Check Out 'Despicable Me' On Blu-ray, DVD & 3D Combo Packs

December 19th, 2010 7:34am EST
Despicable Me
In "Despicable Me," a mysterious criminal mastermind has stolen one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil genius Gru (Steve Carell), who hasn't managed to make headlines since he and his minions swiped the Times Square JumboTron years back.

Ever since Gru was a little boy, he dreamed of going to the moon. Now, if Gru can just build a rocket and get his hands on a powerful shrink-ray, he can cement his reputation as the greatest thief who ever lived by stealing the Earth's satellite right out of the sky. But immediately after Gru heists the shrink-ray, the cunning...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

December 14th, 2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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Russell Brand Grilled By U.S. Immigration Officials

October 12th, 2010 1:45pm EDT
Russell Brand
British funnyman Russell Brand was detained by U.S. immigration officials in the early hours of Tuesday morning after he flew into New York for a promotional appearance.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star jetted from London to the Big Apple straight after the British premiere of his latest movie Despicable Me on Monday night ahead of a planned appearance on Howard Stern's radio show on Tuesday morning.

However, his journey was delayed after he landed - the comic was held by immigration officials and questioned before he was granted entry into the U.S. Brand used his time in detention to...
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Miranda Cosgrove's Camouflage Dress - Cute Or Tacky?

October 12th, 2010 11:00am EDT
Miranda Cosgrove
Yesterday, "iCarly" star Miranda Cosgrove posed for photographs while attending the U.K. premiere of her film "Despicable Me," held at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square.

What do you think of her black sequined camouflage dress?

In "Despicable Me," a mysterious criminal mastermind steals one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil genius Gru (Steve Carell), who hasn't managed to make headlines since he and his minions swiped the Times Square JumboTron years back.

Miranda's debut CD "Sparks Fly" is in stores now and features her smash hit single "Kissin U."

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Believe It Or Not, 'The Hangover's' Ken Jeong Is A Licensed Physician

September 15th, 2010 11:46pm EDT
Ken Jeong
The Hangover star Ken Jeong can still practice medicine in California after renewing his license this summer - despite finding fame in Hollywood.

The quirky Asian star, famous for jumping out of a car trunk naked in the film and coining the phrase "Toodle-oo, motherf--kers," was a qualified doctor when he kick-started his comedy career in 2005 and reveals he recently re-applied for his medical certification.

He says, "I just renewed my license in June. I'm still technically a medical doctor. You never know.

"I worked at Kaiser Permanente (hospital) in Woodland Hills (in California) for a...
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'Inception' Beats 'Dinner For Schmucks'

August 2nd, 2010 8:16am EDT
Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio's mind-bending movie "Inception" has scored another week at the top of the box office after taking an extra $27.5 million in its third week of release.

The dream thriller's latest haul takes its current box office total to $193.3 million. It was enough to keep Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd's new comedy "Dinner for Schmucks" from the top spot, opening in second with $23.3 million.

Angelina Jolie's action epic "Salt" slips one place to number three after failing to topple "Inception" last week, while the animated "Despicable Me," which also stars Carrell, is in fourth positi...
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2010 Summer Movies Are Bad, But Past Years Have Been Worse (Video)

July 28th, 2010 11:15am EDT
Inception
As usual, the lineup for summer movies this year was star-studded and full of sequels. However, most of them have been critically panned and - even worse - they are not racking up ticket sales. Still, there have been far worse summer selections.

In an interesting pattern, it seems every 9 years there is a "stinker" summer movie slate. In 2001, our summer selections looked like this: A Knight's Tale, Pearl Harbor, Scary Movie 2, Planet of the Apes, The Mummy Returns, Swordfish, Dr. Dolittle 2, Rush Hour 2, Tomb Raider, Jurassic Park III, and Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Yikes!

Go 9 years pr...
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'Inception' Beats 'Salt' At The Box Office

July 26th, 2010 8:43am EDT
Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie "Inception" is still dreaming up big numbers at the box office, keeping Angelina Jolie's spy thriller "Salt" off the top of the film charts.

Both films fared well at the box office, but it was DiCaprio's mind-bending movie that scored a second week at the top with a strong $43.5 million and took its 10-day tally to a whopping $143.7 million.

"Salt" debuted at two with $36.5 million.

Animated movies "Despicable Me," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and "Toy Story 3" round out the new top five.

Meanwhile, the "Toy Story" sequel remains the world's top film, scorin...
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Best Family Movies

July 21st, 2010 10:07am EDT
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It's the summertime, which means that the kiddies are out of school and need to be entertained nightly at home instead of doing homework. What other way to bond as a family then to make a batch of popcorn, snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie that the whole clan can enjoy. Here are Starpulse's picks for the best family movies to enjoy this summer.

Toy Story- The third installment of Pixar's brilliant story about Woody the cowboy and Buzz the space ranger is in theaters and has received great reviews this summer. If your family is still not caught up with the first two, then get start...
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'Inception' Dominates Box Office, 'Sorceror's Apprentice' Disappoints

July 19th, 2010 8:18am EDT
Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan's new thriller "Inception" has topped the box office, debuting with $60.4 million in earnings at the weekend.

The action film, about a team that sneaks into people's dreams, marks DiCaprio's biggest opening weekend in the U.S., beating his previous best of $41.1 million for last year's "Shutter Island."

Funnyman Steve Carell's animated comedy "Despicable Me" slipped to second place with $32.7 million, raising its 10-day total to $118.4 million.

Nicolas Cage's Disney family adventure "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" opened at number three with $17.4 mill...
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Sleeper Hit 'Despicable Me' Makes $60 Million At Box Office

July 12th, 2010 8:51am EDT
Despicable Me
Steve Carell is a hit in 3-D - the comedian's animated family movie "Despicable Me" has come alive at the top of the box office with opening weekend takings of $60.1 million.

The film, about a villain who plans to steal the moon, also features the voices of Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Julie Andrews and is Universal Pictures' first 3-D animation.

"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" continues to take a bite out of the box office - the latest installment in the vampire franchise is in second place with $33.35 million, while Robert Rodriguez's "Predators" debuts at three with $25.3 million.

"Toy...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Despicable Me,' 'Predators,' & More

July 6th, 2010 9:33am EDT
Despicable Me
Last week I was supposed to see “The Last Airbender,” however I was not able to make the screening as I originally planned. I’m starting to think that I was rather fortunate though given all of the negative things that I hear about M. Night Shyamalan’s latest outing. A fellow critic called “The Last Airbender” Shyamalan’s worst film so far.

Coming to theaters this week are the animated film “Despicable Me,” the reboot “Predators,” the dramedy “The Kids Are All Right,” the second movie about Stieg Larsson’s computer hacker Lisbeth “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” the horror charged “...
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'Despicable Me' Boasts All-Star Comedy Cast; In Theaters Summer 2010

December 26th, 2009 7:00pm EST
Despicable Me
No villain – even the world's (second) greatest villain – can do everything by himself. So it comes as no surprise that Gru has an entire army of not-so-bright Minions to help him carry out his diabolical plans... unless of course, they get their hands on a Moo Cow Toy! Hardworking and devoted to their leader and his mad exploits, the Minions are content to serve as his crash test dummies along the way. After all, Gru is planning the biggest heist in the history of the world... to steal the moon!

Despicable Me, the upcoming 3-D CGI animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment and Uni...
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