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Best of 2011 - Jason Coleman's Top Ten Films

December 30th, 2011 3:20pm EST
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2011’s crop of movies had its fare share of interesting ups and downs. On the down side, it’s a year of movies with a ton of potential that for, one reason or another, ended up disappointing due to various bad elements. There were actor/director re-teaming’s brought down by bad casting (Jessica Chastain, terrific in "The Help," proved totally out of place in the Michael Shannon/Jeff Nichols flick "Take Shelter") and annoying characters (wish they could just excise Carey Mulligan’s annoying sister from the Steve McQueen/Michael Fassbender flick "Shame" – and leave the rest!), not to mentio...
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'The Help' Once Again Wins Weekend Box Office

August 29th, 2011 9:22am EDT
The Help
The movie adaptation of Kathyrn Stockett's bestseller "The Help" has scored a second week at the top of the box office.

The movie debuted behind blockbuster "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" when it was released earlier this month, but it has become the sleeper hit of the summer, grossing more than $96 million in America alone.

Thanks mainly to Hurricane Irene on America's east coast, it only earned $14.3 million over the weekend to take the top spot.

Zoe Saldana's new film "Colombiana" is second and the "Planet of the Apes" prequel comes in third.

Debuts from "Don't Be Afraid of the...
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Stuart Brazell's New Show For MSN.com - Go See This Movie!

August 26th, 2011 10:18am EDT
Stuart Brazell's New Show for MSN.com - Go See This Movie
Hey guys... I'm thrilled to share my new weekly show for MSN.com called Go See This Movie. Yes, the title gives it away - each week I will be telling you the three movies you need to go see! The show is total fun, quick and to the point AND I have an amazing co-host, JoJo Wright from KISS FM.

Check out this week's show:

And my pick of the three is for sure Colombiana - Zoe Saldana looks hot, hot, hot! She really has come a long way since her Crossroads days with Brit Brit!

You can watch us every Thursday at movies.msn.com - have a great weekend!
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Two Jews' Review: 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' Has Illogical Scenes But Seat Jumping Moments

August 25th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark'
Two Jews on Film: By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Take one young, unhappy girl who is sent to live with her busy, preoccupied father and his overly sweet girlfriend, throw in a super big scary gothic mansion with a basement, that has a sealed off fireplace (are there any other kind) and a hundred (give or take) ancient, super ugly, tiny demon like creatures, badly in need of dental work, and you have the film 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark'.

This film is written by one of my favorite horror guys, Guillermo del Toro. He wrote the script along with Matthew Robbins and it's directed by newcomer, T...
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Katie Holmes Getting 'Scary Skinny' On Raw Vegetable Diet

August 25th, 2011 10:14am EDT
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Katie Holmes takes losing weight for movies seriously - even if her role doesn't call for it. With Don't be Afraid of the Dark, Holmes has gone on a radical diet that has brought her down to 130 pounds!

A source tells OK!, "When she wants to slim down for a role, she eats only unprocessed raw vegetables. Because of the sugar content, she tries not to eat fruit; if she does, she usually sticks to berries, because they have the lowest glycemic index."

In fact, it's up to her husband Tom Cruise to get her to put pounds back on. "After shooting, Tom will take her out so she can pig out and ...
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Review: Horror Of 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' As Hollow As A Hallway

August 23rd, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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There are a few surefire elements that can make a horror film satisfying. The adrenaline rush that comes with good scares, the sight of some lingering blood and guts effects or even characters so complex and real that an audience can’t help but come along for the ride. "Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark" is a rare genre flick with none of the above and don’t let the large print Guillermo del Toro presents banner fool you – comic book artist turned director Troy Nixey gets all the credit for this colossal waste of space.

Young girl Sally moves into a house that is being remodeled by her dad and...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'Our Idiot Brother,' 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark,' & More

August 22nd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Our Idiot Brother
This week, you’ll find a new format for Trailer Talk. First, you’ll see “My Pick for the Week,” which is the film I recommend most out of the ones debuting. Next, you’ll also notice further criticism based on the trailers, including an originality rating for each film coming out, and my advice on where and when to see each of the movies.

Hitting theaters are the Paul Rudd comedy “Our Idiot Brother,” the horror Guillermo del Toro remake “Don’t be Afraid of the Dark,” the Zoe Saldana action thriller “Colombiana,” the Iranian drama “Circumstance,” and the Vera Farmiga faith-based tale “High...
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Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 - 'What To See'

June 17th, 2011 1:30pm EDT
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It’s that time of year again here in sunny Los Angeles, California – LA Film Fest time! The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival taking place June 16-26 in the heart of downtown LA (go to www.LaFilmFest.com for more details!) is upon us and Starpulse is going to be covering everything fest related this year. From dramatic documentaries to star-studded screenings (and even some free outdoor classics!), we’re gonna be right in the heart of this years event covering all the memorable movies both big and small. (Plus a few parties and mixers just for giggles!)

So to get the cinematic ball rollin...
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Katie Holmes Looks Magnificent In Magenta

May 24th, 2011 8:19am EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes looked stunning in a bright gown as she left her New York City apartment last night. Holmes was photographed earlier in the day flying into New York after visiting her husband Tom Cruise in Miami.

The actress stars in the upcoming film "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark. Introverted Sally Hurst (Bailee Madison) has just moved in with her father, Alex (Guy Pearce), and his girlfriend, Kim (Holmes), when she realizes that their sprawling estate holds its fair share of secrets.

Descending into the depths of the house, Sally gains access to a secret lower level that has lain undisturb...
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