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The Most Rad Flicks From The 80s

April 5th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Top Gun
The 80s might have been the age of MTV and Heavy Metal, but don’t think that there weren’t some thrilling films rocking at the box office as well. This denim-clad, hairspray overflowing decade birthed the movie blockbuster megafranchise and the teenage angst anthem, selling out theater seats as galactic space emperors and high school heartthrobs sent cinematic shockwaves up our spines.

The movies may not have been as Oscar-worthy as those from ten years earlier. But just like the high top sneakers and parachute pants the defined the decade, these movies were loud, flamboyant, and instantly...

2012 DVD & Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

November 22nd, 2012 8:00pm EST
Starpulse holiday gift guide
Hollywood has put out some great home entertainment releases over the past few months, and we have some suggestions for the film lover, TV fanatic, secret santa and more!

Not sure what to buy your picky uncle or reclusive sibling? Do you need something for the office grab bag? Check out our list of this season's must-have DVDs and Blu-ray discs...



The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by...

Interview: 'E.T.' Mom Dee Wallace On Spielberg, Werewolves And The Power Of Healing

October 10th, 2012 11:00am EDT
For those with a love for quality genre flicks, actress Dee Wallace is a familiar face indeed. From her unforgettable role as a hairy TV news anchor in "The Howling" to her various memorable moms in flicks like "Critters," "Cujo" and "The Hills Have Eyes," Wallace is a performer who knows how to hit an emotional raw nerve. But it’s her understated and complex work as a single mom trying to make ends meat in the Steven Spielberg blockbuster "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (out in a 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition Oct.9 from Universal Home Entertainment!) that audiences seemed to gravitate to...

Blu-ray Review: 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' (30th Anniversary Edition)

October 9th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
E.T. Blu-ray phone home! It’s been a whopping thirty years and its time to head back to glowing finger land with a look at the new to DVD/Blu-ray "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: 30th Anniversary Edition" out Oct. 9 from Universal Home Entertainment. The bike rides to the review below.

Title: "E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial" (30th Anniversary Edition)

Grade: 4

Cast: Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore

Director: Steven Spielberg

Rating: PG

Runtime: 115 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.UniversalHiDef.com

The Flick: There’s no doubt that ...

'Finding Nemo 3-D' And The History Of Theatrical Re-Releases

September 10th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Finding Nemo
Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo will be getting a theatrical re-release this weekend, continuing a growing trend of films being brought back to the big screen with a third dimension added.

Theatrical re-releases had gone down recently, due to the increasing popularity of big screen home entertainment centers in high definition - but with so few homeowners having a 3D TV, producers are keen to cash in on the technology.

Prior to home theaters being the norm, many movie companies re-released their flicks every several years to give audiences a chance to see the spectacle on the big screen. ...

The Top 10 Bicycle Scenes And Movies

August 24th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Premium Rush
Premium Rush, a film about a bike courier transporting something way above his pay grade, hits theaters this weekend. So we wondered how it compares to past films with great bicycle scenes and movies only about bicycles. Here's our Top 10 Bicycle Scenes And Movies:

1. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Bicycles obviously have a childhood connotation; it's the first vehicle we're allowed to drive (unless our parents bought us Power Wheels). So when the world's biggest kid, Pee-Wee, loses his bike, he goes on a national bike-hunt to get it back. To be fair, if I had that awesome ride, I'd go to hell...

Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012
It's hard to believe for many of us the 1982 was 30 years ago. In that year, Ronald Reagan was President, Joe Montana was the Superbowl XVI MVP and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

In movies, E.T., Tootsie and Gandhi ruled the box office while Chariots of Fire took best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Also taking home Oscar gold for best actor and actress in 1982 respectively were Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond. In music Michael Jackson released Thriller which sold more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling album in history.


Katy Perry To Debut 'E.T.' Video On MTV

March 29th, 2011 11:20am EDT
Katy Perry E.T.
Katy Perry is going extra-terrestial for her new video. Perry just announced the video debut details for her hit single E.T.: It's going live March 31!

MTV is debuting the new video by Katy Perry for her hot single E.T. and the video has a few surprises. Not only does it feature the newlywed rocking some out of this world makeup, it has a fantastic cameo by Kanye West.

MTV is debuting E.T. on Thursday, March 31 in conjunction with a block of Katy Perry must-sees. Starting on Thursday morning, fans can celebrate with some of Katy Perry's most popular videos including California Gurls, Ki...

Murderdolls Anger Neighbor Drew Barrymore With Their Raucous Behavior

March 14th, 2011 6:14pm EDT
Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 fears he and his band mates have made an enemy of Hollywood Hills resident Drew Barrymore after holding noisy and drunken recording sessions at the property next door.

The rockers recently holed themselves up in a Los Angeles mansion to lay down tracks for their first album in eight years, and the singer admits their unruly behavior made them the neighbors from hell - and Charlie's Angels actress Barrymore bore the brunt of their antics.

Wednesday 13 tells RockAAA.com, "We were actually right below Drew Barrymore's house and I think we p**sed her off a ...

Best Family Movies

July 21st, 2010 10:07am EDT
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...

James Cameron Talks 'Avatar' Oscar Chances

March 3rd, 2010 9:30am EST
James Cameron
Avatar continues to sweep awards. It was the big winner at the Visual Effects Society Awards, which also honored Cameron with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Looking ahead to Sunday’s Oscar race, Cameron thinks there are many cinematic milestones about to take palce.

“The two best picture nominees that are 3D films, for some reason nobody’s talking about that but it’s a huge moment for the acceptance of 3D,” Cameron said. “It’s not just relegated to a genre ghetto which it has been historically. Originally it was relegated to cheap horror films. Then in the last few years there have been som...

Steven Spielberg Denies 'E.T.' Sequel Rumors

May 18th, 2009 3:05pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Director Steven Spielberg has ruled out plans to make a sequel to his classic family film E.T., insisting it's "a closed story."

The filmmaker was reported to be in talks with the movie's star Drew Barrymore, who featured when she was just six years old, to reunite her character Gertie with her extraterrestrial friend in a new installment of the picture, 27 years after the original.

But Spielberg has already dismissed the notion, telling Empire magazine: "I'm never going to make E.T. II - E.T. is a closed story.

"It had a beginning, middle and a definite ending, and we had no...

Steven Spielberg And Drew Barrymore Working On 'E.T.' Sequel?

May 13th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
Drew Barrymore
Steven Spielberg and Drew Barrymore are in talks to bring legendary movie alien E.T. back to Earth in a big budget Hollywood sequel.

Twenty-seven years after a six-year-old Barrymore melted film fans' hearts playing little Gertie, a girl who befriends an extraterrestrial visitor, and director Spielberg wants to reunite the pair.

According the National Enquirer, Barrymore and Spielberg have met to discuss the project, which will show E.T. returning to Earth to rejoin the now-adult Gertie.

A source tells the tabloid, "Steven and Drew are being very secretive about this baby. Bu...

Can Jeffrey Dean Morgan Do It Again? Vote In The Sweet 16! (Pt. 2)

March 27th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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 round and the results of the second round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get up...

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Upsets #1 Brad Pitt - Here's 'Celebrity Madness' Round 2! (Pt. 1)

March 23rd, 2009 1:35pm EDT
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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


Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 2)

March 19th, 2009 1:02pm EDT
Number One Seed Brad Pitt
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...

Concord Records To Release Expanded 'Indiana Jones' Soundtracks Feb. 17

January 30th, 2009 5:13pm EST
Raiders of the Lost Ark
On February 17, 2009 Concord Records will release individually the soundtracks to the original three Indiana Jones films: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Originally Available as Part of Last Year's Limited-Edition Boxed Set, These Expanded and Remastered Soundtracks Feature Previously Unreleased Music From The First Three Films!

All three feature Oscar-winning composer John Williams' soundtracks digitally remastered from the original tapes, plus unreleased music from each respective film. Previously available only as pa...

Underrated & Overrated Child Performances

October 10th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Little Miss Sunshine
Everybody loves a good child performance. This might start with parents parading their children out to sing songs at dinner parties or the endless school plays parents are forced to attend, but whatever it is, kid actors are ingrained in a positive way in the eyes of many filmgoers.

It seems that if a kid simply manages to speak in a way that can be understood the performance earns praise. It's been this way since the 1920s and has since grown to a degree that certain kiddie performers are more powerful than their veteran contemporaries.

But not all such performances are great, i...

Underrated & Overrated Films Of The $300 Million Club

August 1st, 2008 12:55pm EDT
"Iron Man", "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," and "The Dark Knight" all joined the $300 Million Club this year, swelling its membership to 29 films.

The films in this select group are made up of big-budget action extravaganzas, animated new classics and even some prestige pictures that touched a nerve with a wide audience. Whatever the movie may be, once it hits the triple-century mark, it's a bona fide smash and destined to become a classic.

This milestone is not always a sign of quality; however, as many films that become so popular simply stink. It also is...

Writer's Viewpoint: Certain Films Lose Their Allure As We Age

July 28th, 2008 8:45am EDT
I witnessed the masterpiece that is "The Dark Knight" over the weekend. We do not need to rehash why this film is so good; every perceivable media outlet has already done that. For me, one notable side effect of the film's greatness was to revisit "Batman" from 1989. Unfortunately, the years have not been kind to Tim Burton's vision of Batman, to the point where the film comes off almost campy. This is surprising considering that in 1989 the film was marketed as an answer to fans that complained about the tongue-in-cheek attitude of the 1960's television series.

"The Dark Knight" made...

Concord Records Releases Soundtrack to 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'

May 20th, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Concord Records released the soundtrack to the latest installment of the Indiana Jones adventures, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull today. The soundtrack features an original score composed by Academy Award winner John Williams.

The soundtrack is set to hit stores just two days before the release of the film, which is the first Indiana Jones film since Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The album features an epic orchestral score that evokes the timeless action of Indiana Jones and the iconic themes that have endeared the character to a legion of fans the world over...

Buy Your Own Brunch! Celeb's Moms Who Won't Be Getting The Royal Treatment This Mother's Day

May 9th, 2008 2:40pm EDT
Mommie Dearest
Ah, Mother. It's a noun that traditionally conjures up the warm 'n' fuzzies, instigates fights ("Don't you talk about my mama!), drives the most hardened man to tears and inspires tattoos proclaiming everlasting love.

For the lucky majority, Mother's Day is an opportunity to express what we usually fail to: How much the unconditional love, support and guidance of a maternal figure has touched our lives for the better. But what of the unlucky few for whom the idea of Mother's Day is sheer anathema? Which stars won't be buying a card, let alone brunch for Mommie Dearest come May 11?


'Eli Stone' Recap: Biplanes, And Choirs, And Bad Lawyers! Oh, My!

February 8th, 2008 9:20am EST
Eli Stone
After a pilot featuring a drug company whose vaccinations caused Autism (an episode that collected quite a few complaints), what issue did the writers of "Eli Stone" tackle this week? Illegal immigration, of course! Creator Greg Berlanti sure does love controversy.

Where were we?

At the end of the pilot, Eli (Jonny Lee Miller) was off in the Himalayas, leaving his father's ashes in their final resting place. Episode two picks up at that point, with a satisfied and relieved ex-prophet. He has won a lawsuit, discovered a brain aneurysm and made peace with his long dead father....

'Thriller-25th Anniversary Edition': A Piece Of History Repackaged & Better Than Ever

February 6th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Michael Jackson
1982 was an unforgettable year that gave theater lovers a bite of alien encounters in science fiction film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and one of the biggest selling albums of all time: "Thriller."

At 25 years old, Michael Jackson released his sixth solo album, "Thriller." Although it was released in 1982, the nine-track album that contained seven hit singles including "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" wouldn't see its massive dominance and appeal come into full fruition until 1983.

Released on Epic Records and co-produced by legendary producer Quincy Jones, the album sold...

Best Movie Hugs

January 27th, 2008 6:30pm EST
Actors Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's embrace as the ill-fated Titanic struck an iceberg has been voted the Best Movie Hug Ever.

The desperate clinch shared by the doomed lovers in the 1997 blockbuster narrowly beat the final hug shared by Baby and Johnny in 1987's Dirty Dancing as well as Elliot's tight grasp on the incubator holding his extra-terrestrial friend in the 1982 movie E.T.

Bridget Jones' Diary was voted fourth place for Bridget and Mark Darcy's squeeze in the snow, with ex-convicts Andy and Red's hug in the final scene of The Shawshank Redemption rounding out t...

Kasabian Rocker Buys 'Star Wars' Replicas

December 27th, 2007 9:49am EST
Kasabian star Tom Meighan has taken his Star Wars obsession to new extremes - by paying out $16,000 on replica models of loveable robots R2-D2 and C-3PO. The Empire singer enlisted the talents of a model maker to reproduce George Lucas' bickering cyborgs for his growing collection of movie memorabilia.

Meighan's Leicester, England flat is already home to a $20,000 BMX bicycle that E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial character Elliott famously rode across the glow of the moon in the hit 1982 movie.

A pal says of his latest double purchases, "They now have pride of place in his flat, whic...

Classic Tearjerking Movies

December 26th, 2007 3:55pm EST
The Notebook
The classic tearjerker movie. Many of us watch them with a diet coke in one hand and a box of Kleenex in the other. Whether it's a sappy Lifetime movie or an old classic romance, we enjoy watching them even though they make us weep like little babies. Some won't admit to tearing up, while others put the blame on "allergies" or use other excuses.

It's pretty hard to keep this list short, or maybe it's just because here at Starpulse we get a little sappy when it comes to this type of film. We somehow managed. Get out the box of Kleenex because you may need them.

My Girl (1991)


The Dutchess Meets The King Of Pop

December 25th, 2007 1:00pm EST
Pop culture superstar Fergie has joined an already stellar line-up of guest artists for the 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller, the world's biggest selling album of all time. Alongside new remixes of classic Jackson tracks by musical contemporaries Kanye West, will.i.am and Akon, Fergie has added her signature vocals to a new version of "Beat It" entitled "Beat It 2008," produced and mixed by her fellow Black Eyed Pea will.i.am.

Epic/Legacy Recordings proudly celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller with a newly expanded deluxe edition of the p...

Witches, Werewolves And Warlocks Invade ABC Family's Ninth Annual '13 Nights Of Halloween'

October 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
13 Nights of Halloween
ABC Family has a frightful line-up of new programming for its ninth annual '13 Nights of Halloween' programming event. The new ABC Family original movie "Nature of the Beast" and the basic cable premieres of "An American Haunting" and "Boogeyman" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 - October 31).

ABC Family's new original movie "Nature of the Beast," premiering Sunday, October 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) is a darkly wicked tale of one happy couple's road to wedded bliss. Julia and Rich are in the throes of planning the...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 9

September 9th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Adam Sandler
Happy Birthday to "Brokeback Mountain" actress Michelle Williams (1980), modern jazz singer Michael Buble (1975), "E.T." star Henry Thomas (1971), New Zealand model Rachel Hunter (1969), "Click" star Adam Sandler (1966), Food Network chef Mario Batali (1960), "Notting Hill" star Hugh Grant (1960), "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Voyager," and "Enterprise" actor Jeffrey Combs (1954), Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart (1952), "The Dukes of Hazzard" star Tom Wopat (1951), Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer (1946; d. 2004), R&B singers Dee Dee Sharp (1945), singer Otis Redding (1941), actr...

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