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10 Most Dysfunctional Onscreen Families

April 25th, 2013 8:00am EDT
The Big Wedding
Dysfunctional families are frequently portrayed in varying film genres, including comedies, dramas, horror and action films. The upcoming romantic comedy “The Big Wedding” brings an all new dysfunctional brood to the silver screen, with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton portraying a divorced couple faking their marriage during their son’s impending nuptials. The film features an all-star cast with the likes of Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried. In honor of the film’s release on April 26, here are 10 of the most dysfunctional families ever to grace the big screen.

1. The H...
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30 Days Of Christmas Week Two: Dysfunctional Family Christmases

December 7th, 2009 10:59am EST
30 Days of Christmas: Week Two
There are a lot of people who feel that starting holiday festivities too early before a holiday takes some of the magic out of it and therefore eliminates some of the excitement. If you are "one of those," though, you will probably love this week's quick alternative to the dozens upon dozens of sappy, sentimental Christmas classics soon to fill your TV. This week-- the first official theme week for the 30 Days of Christmas experiment-Starpulse.com presents to you: Dysfunctional Family Christmases!

Day Five: November 30, 2009 - Surviving Christmas

Nothing about 2004's Surviving Christm...
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12 Days Of Christmas Films

December 14th, 2008 9:15am EST
Scrooged
Most people have heard of The 12 Days of Christmas and most no nothing more about them than the strange song with geese a-laying and five golden rings somewhere in the middle section. For some they mean a religious celebration beginning on Christmas day and ending with Epiphany on January 6th, the day the three Wise Men delivered their presents to baby Jesus. For those of us who worship movies as a religion we can present some gifts to ourselves, and our fellow movie lovers, by celebrating the 12 Films of Christmas. Whether you choose to lead up to Christmas with these classics or flip the ...
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'Blades Of Glory' Kicks Some Ice With Free Skates And Flamboyant Costumes For Avatars On 'Second Life'

August 13th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Blades Of Glory
HOLLYWOOD—Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is giving visitors to the virtual world of Second Life a chance to go for the gold in celebration of the August 28 debut of the $100+ million smash hit comedy Blades Of Glory on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD.

On August 24, PHE will kick off a week-long celebration with a DVD release party that will take place simultaneously in 12 skating rinks within Second Life. Visitors to the party will be able to don free virtual replicas of the outrageous costumes seen in the film, as well as ice skates that will allow avatars to perform signature Blades Of ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 12

April 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Claire Danes
Happy Birthday to "The Family Stone" actress Claire Danes (1979), "Spring Break Shark Attack" actor Riley Smith (1978), Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman (1978), "Sin City" actress Marley Shelton (1974), "Charmed" actress Shannen Doherty (1971), Indigo Girl Amy Ray (1964), Everclear singer Art Alexakis (1962), country star Vince Gill (1957), Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia (1956), Canadian musician Pat Travers (1954), "Partridge Family" actor David Cassidy (1950), late night talk show host David Letterman (1947), "Married: With Children" actor Ed O'Neill (1946), jazz pianist/composer Herbie Hancoc...
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'Romeo and Juliet:' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Released In Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition

February 14th, 2007 4:00pm EST
William Shakespeare
A dazzling and unconventional contemporary re-telling of William Shakespeare's classic love story, Romeo+Juliet comes to life in a whole new way on February 6 as Capitol/EMI and Fox Home Entertainment celebrate the 1997 hit film's 10th anniversary with new commemorative releases. On February 6, Capitol/EMI will release an expanded 10th Anniversary Edition of the film's hit soundtrack on CD and digitally, and Fox Home Entertainment will release an expanded Music Edition DVD. Both releases include previously unreleased and newly produced material. Capitol/EMI's soundtrack is expanded to 18...
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Actress Spotlight: Claire Danes

July 4th, 2006 11:41am EDT
Claire Danes
Since 1994, audiences have watched as Claire Danes has matured from awkward teen to one of the most popular actresses of her generation. Whether portraying the angst-ridden Angela Chase on My So-Called Life or trailer park trash in Oliver Stone's U-Turn, Danes has consistently displayed an uncommon maturity and insight in her performances that belies her relative inexperience.

Her ability has won over countless critics and fans and has allowed her the opportunity to work with luminaries ranging from Jeanne Moreau to Jodie Foster and Francis Ford Coppola.

Danes' most recent films:...
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New Movies on DVD, May 2

May 2nd, 2006 8:00am EDT
Last Holiday
Queen Latifah stars as Georgia Byrd, the mild-mannered gal turned spendaholic, in the comedy Last Holiday. When Georgia learns she has a very rare medical condition and only has three weeks to live, she cashes out her life savings and heads to Europe for a last bit of revelry. Also on DVD this week: Hoodwinked and The Family Stone.
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 12

April 12th, 2006 3:06am EDT
Claire Danes
Happy Birthday to "The Family Stone" actress Claire Danes (1979), "Spring Break Shark Attack" actor Riley Smith (1978), Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman (1978), "Sin City" actress Marley Shelton (1974), "Charmed" actress Shannen Doherty (1971), Indigo Girl Amy Ray (1964), Everclear singer Art Alexakis (1962), country star Vince Gill (1957), Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia (1956), Canadian musician Pat Travers (1954), "Partridge Family" actor David Cassidy (1950), late night talk show host David Letterman (1947), "Married: With Children" actor Ed O'Neill (1946), jazz pianist/composer Herbie Hancoc...
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Sarah Jessica Parker Talks About Getting Older, Finding Good Roles

March 15th, 2006 1:50pm EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is hoping to change Hollywood stereotypes of placing 20- and 30-something actresses in romantic roles. Following the demise of her show Sex And The City in 2004, the 40-year-old actress has played the romantic lead in two box office hits, The Family Stone and Failure To Launch.

And while Parker admits she is often sent scripts for younger roles, she hopes she can convince producers to consider 40-something females in the same parts.

She says, "I read the script the other day and I said to my agent, 'I'm too old for this part now.' I knew it as soon as I rea...
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The Undeniable Sarah Jessica Parker

November 1st, 2005 7:00am EST
Sarah Jessica Parker
Life after Sex and the City hasn’t been so bad for Sarah Jessica Parker. In addition to raising her son, the actress has continued to work and stars in the upcoming film The Family Stone. The movie centers on a girl named Julie (Claire Danes) who asks her sister (Parker) to help smooth things over when she visits her boyfriend’s not-so-welcoming family over Christmas.

The Family Stone is just the latest in a series of projects Parker has been tackling since she began acting. Parker has been performing since she was a young girl, and she even helped support her family by appearing ...
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Celebrity Halloween Birthdays, Oct. 31

October 31st, 2005 3:00am EST
Ice Ice Baby
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to Coyote Ugly actress Piper Perabo (1977), 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), The Family Stone star Dermot Mulroney, baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936),...
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