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Top 5 Bitter Male Movie Characters

1/26/2015 6:00pm EST
Bitterness. In today’s very politically correct cinematic landscape it’s a trait that seems to be missing from the characters in movies as of late. We’re not just talking about everyday angry guys who are out for revenge or vengeance, but rather folks that no matter what the situation they manage to find the down side and unapologetically live and breathe there. And while there have been a plethora of top lists for the meanest and nastiest characters movies have to offer, we’re here to fill the need for curmudgeons who are just plain bitter. Below is a list of the gents who fit the film...

The Greatest Movies From The 70s

4/1/2014 8:00am EDT
The Greatest Movies From The 70s
The 1970s. The era of disco, bell bottom jeans, and phenomenal moviemaking. Hollywood’s golden age surged in the seventies, a time where gifted filmmakers carved their niche in the studio system and created films unlike anything seen before. From maverick moviemakers who created their penultimate masterpieces to the birth of the modern Hollywood blockbuster amongst a sea of commercial duds, the seventies were one of the hottest times in filmmaking even in the wake of the Cold War. Without further ado, here are the best movies of the 1970’s.

"The Godfather: Parts I and II" (1972 and 1974)

Check Out The 'Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection' On Blu-ray June 4

6/3/2013 6:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection
Get the "Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection" on blu-ray June 4, just in time for Father's Day.

Born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood grew up in Depression-era California. In 1951, he was drafted into the Army, where he was a swimming instructor during the Korean War. At Fort Ord near Carmel, Calif., he first became interested in acting.

By the end of the 1960s and starring in a string of westerns, Eastwood had become one of the biggest stars in the world.

While he was laying the foundation for what turned out to be an acclaimed and award-winning career as a director, Eastwood jo...

'Dirty Harry', 'The Matrix' And 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Added To National Film Registry

12/19/2012 8:21am EST
Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry, The Matrix and Breakfast At Tiffany's are among the films which have been named national treasures and added to the country's National Film Registry.

Clint Eastwood's popular 1971 cop movie and Keanu Reeves' 1999 sci-fi blockbuster have been selected for the honor, along with Audrey Hepburn's turn in the classic adaptation of Truman Capote's novella.

The annual list of 25 movies, which are selected for their "important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking," also includes Madonna's 1992 baseball film A League Of Their Own, 1957's 3:10 To Yuma, A Christm...

Clint Eastwood Helps Launch Golf TV Channel

2/8/2012 11:17am EST
Clint Eastwood
Movie veteran Clint Eastwood is indulging his love of sport by launching a new TV channel dedicated to golf.

The Dirty Harry star, an avid golfer, has been working as a consultant to develop Back9 since its inception in 2010 and has now been named creative board chairman and founding shareholder of the golf lifestyle network.

In his new role, Eastwood will meet with executives to discuss programming and casting choices after Back9 launches in the spring.

Back9 chief executive James Bosworth tells The Hollywood Reporter, "He'll be a big picture sounding board. It was natural to seek hi...

Clint Eastwood Donates Super Bowl Commercial Fee To Charity

2/7/2012 8:21am EST
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood has donated the fee he received for his controversial Super Bowl commercial to charity.

The Dirty Harry star was accused of endorsing President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in his two-minute advertisement for American car giant Chrysler, about the resurgence of the auto industry in Detroit, Michigan.

In the clip, which debuted during the football showdown on Sunday, Eastwood says, "They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together - now Motor City is fighting again. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half's about to begin."

Eastwood has refuted cl...

Clint Eastwood Pays Tribute To Fallen Police Officers

7/18/2011 4:30pm EDT
Clint Eastwood
Movie icon Clint Eastwood has signed up as an honorary chairman at a Washington D.C. memorial museum to help pay tribute to America's fallen police officers.

The Dirty Harry legend will take on the leadership role at the not-yet completed National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial and Museum and he'll also front an advertising campaign for the institution.

And Eastwood couldn't be more proud to accept the position.

He says, "On average, an officer is killed in the line of duty somewhere in America every 53 hours... Yet, despite those daunting risks, some 800,000 men and women go out e...

7 Of The Most Memorable Cops In Movies

5/17/2011 12:00pm EDT
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In honor of National Police Week we put together a list of some of the most memorable cops in film. Here are our top 7. Be sure to check them out and let us know what you think.

7. Robocop (Robocop)
He's the robot who took on the streets of Detroit with metal body armor and gun. He's a legendary character. In each of the "Robocop" films he always managed to save the day and city.

6. Alonzo Harris (Training Day)
The LAPD veteran narcotics detective/mentor from hell gave us a crash course on making it to the top of the police ranks in the most unethical way.

5. Serpico (S...

Clint Eastwood's 'Hereafter' Pulled From Japanese Theaters

3/14/2011 1:23pm EDT
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood's latest movie Hereafter has been removed from cinemas in Japan because of its "inappropriate" tsunami scenes.

The Dirty Harry star directed Matt Damon in the recently-released drama, which tells the story of three people who are all affected by death in different ways. One of the characters suffers a near-death experience in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, and the scenes have prompted studio chiefs to pull the film from Japanese theaters in the aftermath of Friday's devastating earthquake in the country.

The 9.0-magnitude tremor triggered a massive tsunami, which has left...

'Heroes' Seems Forced, Cliched & Tired

9/30/2008 10:00am EDT
NBC might want to consider renaming their show, "The Sylar Show," instead of "Heroes." It was stated that this season would be all about the villains and audiences can't seem to get enough of Sylar, but at what point is it overkill (pun intended)?

Turns out that Angela Petrelli really is Sylar's mother, and she's nursing him back to health in order to help collect all the villains he allowed to escape. Like all the clichéd moms of villains before her, she feels her son in misunderstood and just needs guidance in order to become the best little guy he possibly can be. She regrets givin...

Top Movie Cops List

6/19/2008 10:49am EDT
I know what your thinking. When ranking the top movie cops of all time did we rank six cops or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is Starpulse, the most powerful website in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

5. Alex Murphy in "RoboCop" - 1987

Director Paul Verhoeven has quite a talent for taking material, which in anyone else's hands would be campy schtick, and creating a statement on the current state of media...

Check Out The 'Dirty Harry Ultimate Collectors Edition'

6/3/2008 8:07am EDT
Dirty Harry
Inspector Harry Callahan is back in a collector's edition with all five "Dirty Harry" films: Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool.

In addition to the five films, "The Dirty Harry Ultimate Collector’s Edition" (also on Blu-ray and Hi-Def) features hours of all-new enhanced content, unique memorabilia, a film-inspired map of San Francisco and more.

Bonus Feature-Length documentary "Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows"; a 40+ page hardcover book; Wallet w/metal badge and removable laminated I.D. card; Five 5" x 7" Reproduction Lobby Poster Cards pl...

Oldies But Goodies: Older Stars Who Keep On Acting

4/29/2008 12:28pm EDT
Dustin Hoffman
Everyone basically accepts that the entertainment biz is youth oriented. But in spite of the Hollywood bias, there are some older actors who keep at it. Below is a top 10 list of older folks who are still making it in showbiz (and we dare say these actors could teach Hollywood's current young whippersnappers a thing or two about how to have a long career).

10. Ellen Albertini Dow, age 89.

What's that? Her name doesn't ring a bell? Well, trust us, you know who she is. She had to make our list because at almost 90 Ellen is still lining up project after project. With her cute voice, b...

Public Can Vote On Most Famous One-Liner Of All Time

9/25/2007 7:00pm EDT
Ask any movie or TV buff what their favorite one-liner is and you're bound to hear such quips as "I coulda been a contender," "I'll be back" and "Is that your final answer."

They're unforgettable lines that linger long after the show is over. But which are the most memorable? Boston's legendary Brigham's Ice Cream today announced its first survey to find the Top 10 List of Famous One-Liners of all time.

"Sometimes it takes only a word, or just a few, to become immortalized in film and television history," said Brigham's CEO Chuck Green. "In our first Top 10 List of Famous One-Lin...

Soundtrack From 'The Enforcer,' The Third Film of the Five Film 'Dirty Harry' Series, Getting Rerelease; Win It

5/15/2007 1:29pm EDT
The Enforcer
Aleph Records will release the soundtrack for The Enforcer on June 26. The Enforcer was the third film of the five film "Dirty Harry" series, and the only of the films composed by the late composer Jerry Fielding. The other four films all boasted scores by Lalo Schifrin. Aleph Records, has also released the scores for the first two films of the series, Dirty Harry and Magnum Force. The entire original score for The Enforcer has never been released, only excerpts from the score appeared on the original soundtrack LP.

The Enforcer, of course starred Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry Call...

'Die Hard' Leads Online Poll Of 'Top Action Movie Of All Time'

5/4/2007 2:47pm EDT
Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard
What is movie fans' favorite action flick of all time? After nineteen days of action-packed voting in Rogue Pictures and AMC Theatres' online poll, the winner was ... Die Hard.

The 1988 classic, directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis, tallied the most votes out of several thousand cast on a customized page at the theatre chain's official website: The poll was timed to celebrate Rogue's April 20 U.S. release of Hot Fuzz, the action-packed new hit comedy from the Shaun of the Dead team.

One of the most popular movie genres of all time now has...

Clint Eastwood Returns As Dirty Harry In New Videogame

10/22/2006 6:00pm EDT
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood has reprised his iconic Dirty Harry character for a new videogame.

The movie mogul will recreate the gritty detective's most famous lines in a new Dirty Harry game, which will also feature Gene Hackman and Laurence Fishburne.

He says, "It's good. I get to see myself as a younger person."