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11 Great Movies With Truly Terrible Plot Twists

July 5th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
11 Great Movies With Truly Terrible Plot Twists
In most cases, the quality of a plot twist usually determines the quality of a movie. Bruce Willis was a ghost the whole time in The Sixth Sense. Great twist, great movie. Robert Pattinson was actually a 9/11 victim the whole time in Remember Me. Awful twist, borderline offensive movie.

But sometimes things don't add up. Sometimes, in going for that perfect little story zigzag, a film will overshoot (undershooting is also an issue) and leave us with a big twist that either makes no sense, or makes plenty of sense and is just monstrously stupid.

So prepare yourself, as we travel through a ...
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9 Greatest Movie Quotes And Scenes From The 1990s

May 4th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
9 Greatest Movie Quotes And Scenes From The 1990s
There are memorable movie lines and then, there are MEMORABLE movie lines. The kind you repeat to yourself, your friends and anyone you meet for weeks after you've seen the film. The best part about most of them, they weren't meant to be funny. Human perception, go figure! The 90's were a perfect time for the movies. They were a time to experiment and go outside the lines with stories, laughs and most of all, acting.

1. GoodFellas (1990)

"What do you mean, I'm funny?...You mean the way I talk? What?...Funny how? I mean, what's funny about it?...But I'm funny how? I mean, funny like I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From The Small Screen To The Big One: Many Stars Make The Leap

January 22nd, 2008 2:08pm EST
Will Smith
Television actors must deal with the stigma of being TV stars instead of movie stars. However, some of our favorite movie stars started their acting careers on a TV show. So there is hope for all the celebs who have big-screen aspirations. Here is a look at some of the biggest stars in Hollywood who have made the leap from the small screen to the big screen:

Will Smith

Will Smith should be labeled "The King of the Box Office." His movies often make millions. His latest film "I Am Legend" broke all December opening records at the U.S. box office with a staggering $72.6 million openin...
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Upcoming Comic Book Films Worth Checking Out, Part 1

January 10th, 2008 11:56am EST
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"Iron Man" (May 2)

"Iron Man" is a good story, and with the film's decent cast it could be one of the best Marvel movies yet. With Tony Stark being one of the main protagonist/antagonist's in "Civil War," it's no surprise that his time has come.

Tony Stark is a fascinating character. He's not altogether different from Batman, at least on paper. He's a billionaire industrialist who uses his wealth and intelligence to become a superhero, standing among some of the strongest heroes in the world as an equal although he is but a man. Iron Man relies on technology, his wits, and a dark...
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Opening March 2: Zodiac

February 27th, 2007 11:38am EST
Zodiac
The true story behind the murders that many crime scholars believe to be the most perplexing series of unsolved crimes in modern history comes to the screen in chilling detail as Fight Club and Seven director David Fincher steps behind the camera to tell the mysterious tale of the infamous Zodiac killer. Continue Summary

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Maxim.com's "Human Weapons" of Cinema

February 20th, 2007 1:22pm EST
Jason Bourne (Matt Damon)
If a man uses a gun for protection, you can make a fair assessment of his character. If you're the type of person who respects people for kicking asses and taking names with their bare hands, then check out Maxim.com's "Human Weapons" to discover the guys who are tougher than tough.

Jason Bourne — The Bourne Identity (Matt Damon)

Paul Rudd pretty much nailed it in the 40-Year-Old-Virgin: "I used to think Matt Damon was a Streisand, but he's rocking the s&*t in this one." Damon surprised everyone by turning in a neck-snapping performance that was a long way from Good Will Hunting. ...
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"We Are The '80s" Series Celebrates The Hitmakers Of That Decade

August 1st, 2006 2:24pm EDT
We Are The 80s Albums
A quarter century after the premiere of MTV at 12:01 a.m., on August 1, 1981, the cataclysmic changes brought about by the first decade of the video revolution are continuing to be seen and heard in the music of today's twenty-somethings' artists. Celebrating Bangles, Loverboy, Eddie Money, and Scandal (all on Columbia/ Legacy), Bow Wow Wow and Rick Springfield (on RCA/Legacy), and A Flock Of Seagulls (on Jive/Legacy), the first seven We Are The '80s collections arrived in stores on July 18. The title of the series comes from the popular "We Are the '80s" blocks of video programming that r...
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Special Edition "Bloodrayne" DVD Will Include The Complete "Bloodrayne 2" PC Game

May 16th, 2006 4:17pm EDT
Bloodrayne
Move over Elektra, here comes Rayne! Join the adventure on May 23, when Visual Entertainment presents Bloodrayne on a Special Edition Two-Disc DVD set that includes the complete Interactive Bloodrayne 2 PC game in what is a DVD industry first. Based on the popular comic book and available in unrated director's cut and original theatrical versions, the Bloodrayne DVD includes a treasure trove of action packed bonus features including a "Dinner With Uwe" interview feature, stunt outtakes, deleted scenes and a knockout alternative ending. Bloodrayne is in a genre all to itself, full of roma...
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Brad Pitt Smells Bad

April 21st, 2006 10:17am EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has been voted one of the world's unsexiest men - because he allegedly smells so bad. The hunky Troy star, who was once dubbed 'the sexiest man alive' has hit rock bottom by having been named on a list of the 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.

The 42-year old actor - who has dazzled audiences with his good looks in Hollywood hits like Fight Club and Legends of the Fall - has made the shameful list because of bad hygiene rumors.

The unflattering poll, which also includes Jerry Seinfeld, Tonight Show presenter Jay Leno and Osama Bin Laden, is topped by the comedian Gilbert Go...
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Lindsay Lohan Wants a Shock Wedding

November 10th, 2005 5:01pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is reportedly planning a shock wedding to boyfriend Jared Leto. Friends claim the 19-year-old actress loves the idea of tying the knot with the handsome 'Fight Club' star in a surprise, last-minute ceremony. A source revealed to America's Life and Style Weekly magazine: "She's crazy about Jared. She says it would be great to run away, get married barefoot on the beach and shock everybody."

Lindsay is also said to be keen to get married to annoy her pal Paris Hilton, who recently called off her engagement to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis. The stunning star reportedly wa...
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