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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'Legion,' 'Extraordinary Measures' & More

January 18th, 2010 12:36pm EST
Legion
In a rare feat, I was able to catch two movies last week that came out in theaters: "The Lovely Bones" and "The Book of Eli." I didn't really care for "The Lovely Bones" however

I very much enjoyed "The Book of Eli." To get a more detailed look at my thoughts check out my reviews here on Starpulse.

This week features a bizarre mix of movies including the religious thriller "Legion," the silly family film "Tooth Fairy," the emotional drama "Extraordinary Measures," and the coming-of- age story "To Save a Life."

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After losing faith in humanity, God sends his legion of angels ...
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The Rock: 'I Want Obama To Play Me In A Biopic'

March 10th, 2009 1:04pm EDT
The Rock
President Barack Obama has been tipped for an acting career when he retires from the White House - wrestler-turned-Hollywood star Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson wants the politician to play him in a movie about his life.

Johnson claims he's often mistaken for the Democrat, because they both have links to Hawaii and both sound alike - and he's convinced Obama could bulk up to mimic him onscreen. The Scorpion King star tells Moviefone.com, "Barack Obama (should play me). I hear that (we sound alike) all the time. You know I've gotten to know him, and he's a big time athlete, and loves athle...
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Dwayne Johnson On Kids And Aliens In 'Race To Witch Mountain'

March 9th, 2009 10:14am EDT
Race to Witch Mountain
During his WWE days as The Rock, Dwayne Johnson fought the biggest beefcakes Vince McMahon threw at him. Everybody smelled what The Rock was cooking. As a movie actor, it only takes a few little kids to take him down. From the same director as The Game Plan comes Johnson's newest film, Race to Witch Mountain.

In the remake/update of Escape to Witch Mountain, Johnson plays a Las Vegas cabbie protecting two alien children. "I was a big fan of the original," Johnson told the sci-fi press at last summer's San Diego Comic Con. "My little girl, who's six loves the original, and that was eve...
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'Ask Starpulse' Answers Your Burning Questions

April 25th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Rihanna
1) Starpulse user Debrasride asks, "What is Rihanna's next CD?"

Rihanna released her last album, "Good Girl Gone Bad," in June 2007, featuring the hit single "Umbrella." There are conflicting reports about when her fourth studio album will drop. Most likely it won't be released until 2009.

2) Starpulse user Mildred asks, "Who is Rihanna's boyfriend, and is it true that Beyonce is pregnant?

Most recently Rihanna has been linked to hip hop star Chris Brown, much to the chagrin of many of Brown's hardcore female fans. The two have been denying romance rumors for the past month...
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Dwayne Johnson Would Love To Play A Bond Villain

March 9th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Dwayne Johnson
Professional wrestler-turned-action star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is desperate to land a certain macho role - a James Bond villain. The 35-year-old muscle man decided to part ways with World Wrestling Entertainment to pursue a career in Hollywood, winning tough-guy parts in The Mummy Returns and The Game Plan.

And although The Scorpion King star is now distancing himself from such roles, he admits he would jump at the chance to play a bad guy in the superspy franchise.

He says, "I would love to be a Bond baddie. I am a big fan of the films."

-Dwayne Johnson Pictures

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15 Football Films Worth Watching

January 28th, 2008 12:14pm EST
We Are Marshall
This is a bittersweet time of year for all football fans - the season is over, and the Super Bowl peaks over the horizon. Then comes the pain of football withdrawal. What will we do on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights? We've compiled a list of movies that we hope will ease the misery.

Some football films have rousing, rough-and-tumble-scream-at-the-TV football action. This is the "Football Factor." They're just like watching a game with two great defenses. Others have an interesting football story. This is the "Heart Factor." Often there are a lot of both factors in each movie. Her...
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New Movies On DVD, Jan. 22

January 22nd, 2008 8:00am EST
The Game Plan
In The Game Plan, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson picks up the pigskin once again for this sports-themed family comedy concerning a football superstar who abandons the gridiron to answer the call of fatherhood. Also on DVD: Saw IV and Sydney White.
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'Saw' Sequel Slices Its Way To Number One

October 29th, 2007 8:57am EDT
Saw IV
Saw IV has carved out a place at the top of the box-office chart in its first weekend on release. The horror sequel took $32.1 million to debut at number one, toppling Josh Hartnett's vampire action movie 30 Days Of Night.

Romantic comedy Dan In Real Life, starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche, is another new entry at two with a take of $12.1 million.

30 Days Of Night slips to three with $6.7 million, while former number one The Game Plan falls a place to four with $6.3 million.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Josh Hartnett Vampire Film Tops Box Office

October 22nd, 2007 8:54am EDT
30 Days Of Night
Josh Hartnett's vampire action film 30 Days Of Night is no sucker at the box office - it has claimed the number-one spot in its first weekend on release.

The movie, in which Hartnett and Melissa George play cops fighting the undead in remote Alaska, toppled Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? ($12.1 million) with a first-weekend take of $16 million.

Former number-one The Game Plan ($8.1 million) slipped another spot to three, while George Clooney's drama Michael Clayton ($7.1 million) claimed fourth place for a second week.

Ben Affleck's much-hyped and critically-acclaime...
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'The Game Plan' Tops Box-Office Chart For Second Week

October 8th, 2007 8:45am EDT
The Game Plan
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson continues to wrestle control of the box-office - his latest movie The Game Plan is the country's number one movie for a second successive week.

The wrestler-turned-actor plays an American football star whose bachelor lifestyle is threatened by the arrival of a daughter he didn't know he had in the family film, which took $16.3 million over the weekend.

Ben Stiller comedy The Heartbreak Kid is a new entry at two with $14 million, while The Kingdom drops a place to three with $9.3 million.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Netw...
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Notable Quotables

October 7th, 2007 10:24am EDT
Melissa Etheridge
"I went to the doctor last week to get the check-up and it's all clear. I've been clear three years, which is the big one. I know, in my heart, that I don't have cancer." Melissa Etheridge is celebrating her good news.

"If it weren't for guns and people who know how to use them in America, we'd all be sitting around with swastikas saying, 'Heil Hitler.'" Kid Rock is pro-firearms.

"I told my son I was working with The Rock and he said, 'Mom, can you smell what The Rock is cooking?' I was like, 'What the hell are you talking about?'" Kyra Sedgwick had never heard her The Game Plan ...
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Opening September 28: The Game Plan

September 25th, 2007 10:40am EDT
The Game Plan
Gridiron Gang star The Rock picks up the pigskin once again for this sports-themed family comedy concerning a football superstar who abandons the gridiron to answer the call of fatherhood after learning that he has a daughter he never knew. Kyra Sedgwick stars as the professional athlete's ruthless agent who would rather see her client scoring touchdowns than cementing... Continue Summary

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