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The Coolest Movies Of The 90s

April 6th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
The Coolest Movies Of The 90s
The age of grunge music and beanie baby mania also was home to plenty of masterful movies. From Spielberg’s historical masterpieces to Scorsese and Tarantino inspired gangster action, the 90’s ran a gamut of films representing the best of every genre. Certainly an improvement over the flashy blockbuster films of the 80s, these films of the 20th century’s penultimate decade were adored by critics and casual moviegoers alike. Here are the best movies of the 1990s.

Goodfellas (1990)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to watch gangster movies - Goodfellas in particular. No, “Good...
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The Top 10 Greatest Movies From The 90s

February 24th, 2014 9:00pm EST
Forrest Gump
You can't really think of movies of the nineties without mentioning these solid flicks of the decade. The 1994 movie "Forrest Gump" kicks off our list of the best movies from the decade that you cannot do without watching. These movies are the most quotable films of the generation.

The movie gave us the quotes "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get" and "Stupid is as stupid does."

This is a timeless classic that really solidified Tom Hanks as an actor who could carry an entire movie with little help. In fact, if you have yet to see "Forrest Gump", the...
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Producer Arnon Milchan: 'I was an Israeli spy'

November 26th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Fight Club
Pretty Woman and Fight Club producer Arnon Milchan has confirmed reports he was once an Israeli spy.

Milchan, who has produced more than 120 films since 1977, reveals he was working for Israel's top espionage officials while negotiating Hollywood deals.

He tells Israeli investigative show Uvda, "Do you know what it was like to be a 20-something guy whose country decided to let him be James Bond? Wow! The action! That was exciting.

"I did it for my country and I'm proud of it."

The 68 year old also admits to using his Hollywood ties to help him with his spy life.

He continues, "When I c...
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David Fincher recommended Jason Statham for new movie

June 18th, 2013 3:14am EDT
Jason Statham
Jason Statham has filmmaker David Fincher to thank for his role as a homeless former soldier in new movie Hummingbird - because the Fight Club director recommended him for the job.

Screenwriter-turned-moviemaker Steven Knight turned to a host of film veterans for advice as he embarked on the project, which will hit U.S. cinemas as Redemption later this year (13), and Fincher not only gave him tips but also suggested a leading man to play on-the-run, damaged Special Forces veteran Joey Jones.

Speaking to reporters at Monday's London premiere, the director revealed, "When I decided to direc...
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Brad Pitt: 'Angelina's surgery decision is heroic'

May 14th, 2013 7:02pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has heaped praise on his partner Angelina Jolie's "heroic" decision to undergo a double mastectomy earlier this year (13).

On Tuesday (14May13), the Oscar-winning actress revealed to the world that she had both of her breasts removed in February (13) as a preventative measure after doctors warned her she carries the "faulty" gene BRCA1.

Before the operation Jolie had an 87 per cent risk of contracting breast cancer, and in her article for the New York Times she revealed Pitt's support had been integral in getting their family through such a tough time.

Now the Fight Club star h...
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Edward Norton Launches Earth Day Competition

April 17th, 2012 8:56am EDT
Edward Norton
Actor-turned-activist Edward Norton has launched a new Earth Day contest offering $50,000 to charities which raise the most money for an eco-friendly cause.

The Fight Club star, who is a United Nations Ambassador for Biodiversity, will reward the three campaigns that pull in the most donations for environmental initiatives by May 15th.

He says, "I think it's very clear that figuring out how to live sustainably within the environmental systems that support us is the defining challenge of our era."

"Earth Day is important because it's about waking up more people to that challenge and co...
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Angelina Jolie Confirms 'Cleopatra' Rumors

May 16th, 2011 1:49pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Actress Angelina Jolie has confirmed she is in talks with director David Fincher to make a 3D retelling of Cleopatra.

The Tomb Raider star has been linked to the project for months as Hollywood speculation mounts over whether Jolie would follow in Elizabeth Taylor's footsteps by playing the Egyptian pharaoh.

Jolie has now announced at the Cannes Film Festival in France she is on board for the project - and she wants the Fight Club filmmaker to direct.

Asked about Fincher's involvement in the Cleopatra movie, Jolie tells MTV.com, "Yes, we just don't know. It's all very early. Fincher's...
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The Best & Worst Of Edward Norton

October 8th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Edward Norton is an Academy Award nominated actor, but he is also an accomplished screenwriter and director. While he does not have the longest list of performers for an actor so well established and respected, it's all about how well he chooses the films that he does do. He is also well known for being an environmental activist and charity worker. This weekend the newest of his movies hits the theaters titled Stone, starring Norton, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy, and Milla Jovovich. It's about a prisoner (Norton) about to go up from a parole hearing and he's trying to manipulate and black...
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'The Sixth Sense' Tops Movie Twists Poll

July 26th, 2010 7:54am EDT
Bruce Willis
The stunning twist at the end of creepy classic The Sixth Sense has been voted the most shocking movie moment of all time.

The jaw-dropping scene in which Bruce Willis' character learns the truth about his existence has topped a survey of the greatest ever film twists. It beat a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror Psycho - when Norman Bates reveals the real identity of his murderous mother - into second place.

Kevin Spacey's unmasking at the close of crime thriller The Usual Suspects is in third, while the revelation about Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back ...
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Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film

February 23rd, 2010 3:00pm EST
Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film
Just last week the movie "Shutter Island," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in general theaters. Its first weekend was a success, and the film is about two U.S. marshals who come to investigate a special hospital for the criminally insane

when one of their patients go missing. One of the marshals, Teddy (DiCaprio) believes there are nefarious things going on at the hospital and seeks to get answers about possible Nazi human experimentation. This is hardly the first (nor the last) movie to take place at a mental institute or about people with mental...
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25 Worst Movies Of 2009

November 27th, 2009 9:46am EST
The Body
Wow, there were some bad movies, like really bad, in 2009 but since we are optimists we like to think the good outnumbered the bad. We already discussed the good movies, and now we will feature the bad and ugly of 2009. Sometimes bad movies are entertaining enough to keep our attention for a few hours but sometimes the movies are so bad we induce vomiting to make us feel better.

Couples Retreat (25) had the cast and the budget to be a funny flick and it came out in the fourth quarter of 2009 when the best movies already came out. This movie was bad, not funny, and it might have marked th...
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Do Not Talk About The 10th Anniversary Edition Of 'Fight Club'

November 3rd, 2009 5:00pm EST
Fight Club
Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned... Tyler.

Clever, savagely witty and dark, Fight Club: 10th Anniversary Edition, arrives on Blu-ray Disc (BD) November 17 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Based on the book by Chuck Palahniuk, "Fight Club" was directed by acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher and stars Edward Norton and Brad Pitt, whose characters bond over a mutual disgust for corporate hypocrisy and find release in an eccentric , shocking new form of th...
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When Good Movies Turn Bad: The Movie Version Of Jumping The Shark

August 13th, 2009 11:34am EDT
Funny People
Ordinarily, an article such as this warrants a spoiler alert, but since the only thing giving away plot details of the last hour of "Funny People" would spoil is a good nap, that disclaimer is null in this instance.

There's a moment in this film, about three-fifths of the way through it, when Adam Sandler's George Simmons calls Seth Rogen's Ira Wright (née Weiner), and tells him in a strange pirate voice that they're to set sail for San Francisco the next day to perform a comedy show. He then makes a funny phallus-related joke and the camera cuts away.

When Judd Apatow shot this scen...
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Courteney Cox Asks David Fincher For Directing Advice

July 25th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Courteney Cox Asks David Fincher For Directing Advice
Former Friends star Courteney Cox is determined to carve out a career as a director - and has turned to moviemaker David Fincher to help make her dream come true.

The actress is set to make her directorial debut with short film The Monday Before Thanksgiving, which premieres at the Los Angeles Shorts Fest 09 on Friday.

Cox admits she is hoping to eventually quit acting to focus on directing movies full time, and she has been taking advice from Fincher, the brains behind Seven, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

She says, "I would love to direct more, it's perfect f...
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Best Casting Decisions For The 'Harry Potter' Franchise

July 14th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Harry Potter
Get out your wands and your magical cloaks everyone, because Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is on the horizon and it promises to be the best HP film yet! The epic series is almost coming to a close, with only one more adapted book left, and this one is full of major betrayals, coming of age disasters, and the characters we love and hate developing further. One of the hardest parts about putting a book to life on the screen is finding the right actor to portray a beloved character. Fans are some of the harshest critics in the world. Here's a look at some of the most inspired casting ...
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Johnny Depp's Best & Worst Films - Do You Agree?

June 30th, 2009 9:36am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean
The problem with an actor like Johnny Depp is finding movies in his history that aren't fantastic. Then you have to consider the movies that aren't that good, but that he was great in anyway (which covers basically everything else).

The truth is, this Kentucky-born actor is one of the best in his or anyone's generation, and he also is an accomplished producer, director, screenwriter, and yes, even has quite a set of singing pipes. Good thing he's just so unattractive or he might just be the perfect Hollywood hunk ... oh wait. He's gorgeous. Damn you, Johnny Depp!

Here's a look at so...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 13th, 2009 8:57am EDT
17 Again
I must admit that two weeks ago, I grossly underestimated how popular "Fast & Furious" would be. The film captured the title of highest grossing opening weekend for a car-themed movie by taking in $72.5 million. I think it's important to note this, because I believe I'm an excellent judge of movies, but I admit the movies I recommend will not always reflect the average American movie patron's opinion.

STATE OF PLAY

Things seem to be perfect for up-and-coming U.S. congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck), until the murder of his research assistant and mistress. It becomes ...
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Brangelina Love New Orleans

December 9th, 2008 9:37am EST
Brangelina
Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt want to settle down in New Orleans, Louisiana - because the city's racial diversity echoes their own family's mixed heritages.

The Hollywood couple have six children: adopted Maddox, seven, from Cambodia, Pax, four, from Vietnam, and Zahara, three, from Ethiopia. They're also parents to biological offspring Shiloh, two, and baby twins Knox and Vivienne. And while the children love the southern U.S. city for its culinary delights, Jolie insists they're actually learning about various cultures by living in New Orleans.

She says, "Our ...
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Tyler Durden Named Best Film Character Ever

December 2nd, 2008 12:16pm EST
Tyler Durden
Brad Pitt's enigmatic Fight Club antihero Tyler Durden has been crowned the Greatest Movie Character of All Time.

Pitt's turn as Durden beat Star Wars' Darth Vader into second place to top the poll by Empire magazine. Third spot was taken by Heath Ledger's The Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight, while Star Wars' Han Solo came fourth, and serial killer Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs was in fifth place.

The top ten was rounded out by Indiana Jones, The Dude from The Big Lebowski, Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Sparrow, Ellen Ripley from the Alien movies, and The...
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Interview: Sam Rockwell Masters Addiction, Redemption in 'Choke'

September 29th, 2008 9:54am EDT
Choke
(HollywoodChicago.com) – Interviewing actor Sam Rockwell is like experiencing him in one of his many excellent characters. He has been Chuck Barris in “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Wild Bill” Wharton in “The Green Mile” and even Guy Fleegman in “Galaxy Quest”. He’s a true performer with a passion that bleeds through in “Choke,” which is his latest film.

Standing and pacing during the Q&A with HollywoodChicago.com, Rockwell made a hilarious theatrical moment out of his frustration while lighting a cigarette. In between all that, he talked about his latest characterization, which i...
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'The Godfather' Named The Greatest Of All Time

September 24th, 2008 2:52pm EDT
The Godfather
Mafia classic The Godfather has beaten Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back to be named the greatest movie of all time in a new poll.

Director Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 film, which starred Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, topped Britain's Empire magazine survey to find the best picture ever. More than 10,000 movie fans, critics and filmmakers, including Quentin Tarantino and Mike Leigh, took part in the poll.

Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark came in second place, and the 1980 Star Wars film came third.

The t...
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Norton's Obama Film On Hold

September 18th, 2008 5:00pm EDT
Edward Norton
Actor Edward Norton has agreed to stop talking about his upcoming B. Hussein Obama documentary for fear of tainting the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. The Fight Club star has been chronicling Obama's rise to power in recent years-- and his findings will hit movie screens after a new president in elected in November.

So, until then, Norton has agreed not to publicize the movie: "We're making an historical record and not something to play a role in the election, so we have an agreement that this is something we won't talk a lot about or publicize until the election is over. I can'...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should M. Night Shyamalan Stop Making Films?

July 11th, 2008 9:52am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
When somebody mentions the name M. Night Shyamalan it evokes an immediate reaction. For some it's, "He's the guy who did The Sixth Sense, which was great," and for others it's, "Yeah, but his last few films sucked."

Two Starpulse writers have their own opinions about Shyamalan and whether he is just gearing up for further success or whether it's time for him to call it quits:

POINT

Alright, people need to lay off M. Night Shyamalan. Sure he is a little cocky (He stated that The village was one of the greatest ideas ever) and his films have seemed to have dipped in quality, b...
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Brad Pitt Jets To Italy For Radiohead

June 20th, 2008 12:57pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Hollywood actor Brad Pitt left his pregnant partner Angelina Jolie at home in France to jet to Italy to watch British rockers Radiohead with his pal Edward Norton.

The two actors - who met on the set of 1999 film Fight Club - were spotted enjoying the concert in Milan, Italy on Wednesday evening. The pair was joined by Pitt's friend Marianne Pearl, the woman played by Jolie in last year's A Mighty Heart. Pitt was photographed laughing and joking with his friends and showing them pictures of his children on his camera phone, according to People.com.

Pitt and Jolie have three adop...
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Most Underrated & Overrated Celebrity Couples

June 13th, 2008 9:54am EDT
Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman
These days it seems celebrity couples are the most fascinating things on Earth. Real news like wars, famine, genocide, elections, etc. all take a back seat to the coupling habits of the rich and famous. It could be a desire for peons to feel they are part of the scene, or maybe just a general nosiness of the American public. Whatever the case, the flashbulbs are constantly blinding these famous pairs.

It seems whenever anybody with some level of fame decides to become romantically involved with another semi-star it's front page news. When two megawatt stars collide, then the result i...
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Edward Norton Wants Hollywood To Be More Green

April 22nd, 2008 12:16pm EDT
Edward Norton
Eco-friendly actor Edward Norton celebrated Earth Day on Tuesday by encouraging the movie industry to be more green. Norton, the son of a green activist, insists the entertainment community has set a good example by embracing environmentally-friendly practices.

However, he wants Hollywood to do more. He says, "I think the studios are doing their part. Not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it's cost effective. They need to look at the way films get made. There's a lot of waste in the way we make films."

The Fight Club star narrates environmental series Strange ...
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The Three Best & Worst Movies Starring Brad Pitt

March 10th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Today's cinemaphiles have yet to come to terms with the career of one Brad Pitt. Dismissed by most as a Hollywood tabloid star, few have openly included him in the category "Best Leading Men Of All Time" where he deserves to be.

Too many have placed too much focus on his relationships with Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, rather than confronting that which we know deep down in our hearts to be true: Brad Pitt is a great actor.

He is so great that his performances in films like Snatch (2000), Ocean's 11 (2001) and Ocean's Twelve (2004) and 12 Monkeys (1995) d...
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Top 10 Metrosexual Celebs

March 3rd, 2008 2:00pm EST
Ryan Seacrest
Originating in a 1994 article by Mark Simpson, Wikipedia defines metrosexuals as: heterosexual men with a strong concern for their appearance, or whose lifestyles display attributes stereotypically seen among gay men. It wasn't until almost a decade later when a group of gay guys with an eye for straight men brought the word into the American lexicon.

Of course, Hollywood is a breeding ground for the metro community, so I give the list of the top 10 metrosexual celebrities in no particular order:

10. Orlando Bloom

He hit it big playing an elven archer and from then on showed the world ...
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Film Feature: Improbable Survivors

January 28th, 2008 11:12am EST
Live Free Or Die Hard
Movies are entertainment. We're supposed to suspend our disbelief so we can be entertained and so we don't bog ourselves down in the specifics. In some movies we can do just that - believe - and we can go with the flow. Others provide circumstances that are just too preposterous to take at face value.

Following are some of those movies and characters that I couldn't just forget about and found myself picking apart afterwards. I initially enjoyed each and every one of them, but on further viewing, they were just too much to accept.

Kill Bill Volume 2

There were a lot of scenes i...
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Helena Bonham Carter Embarrassed By Johnny Depp Kiss

January 25th, 2008 3:19pm EST
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham-Carter was left red-faced on the set of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street - because she had to kiss her boyfriend Tim Burton's best friend Johnny Depp.

The Fight Club star plays Mrs. Lovett in the musical version of the classic horror story and performs a kissing scene with Depp in the movie - whilst her partner Burton directed them. And the 41-year-old actress admits that even though her partner was watching - she enjoyed kissing one of Hollywood's most lusted after male stars. She says, "I was being paid by my boyfriend to kiss his best friend."

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