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National Teacher Day: Our Favorite Onscreen Teachers

May 7th, 2013 8:00am EDT
School of Rock
 

May 7, 2013 marks National Teacher Day, and to honor those who have educated and inspired us, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite onscreen teachers.

Dewey Finn (Jack Black), “School of Rock” (2003)

Dewey Finn may have been a rowdy, unemployed wannabe rock star, but after scheming his way into the classroom he became a new kind of role model. Dewey taught his students the true meaning of rock ‘n’ roll and encouraged them to rock out in every aspect of their lives.

Memorable Quote: “I have been touched by your kids... and I'm pretty sure that I've touched them.”

Jaime Escalante (...
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Why 'Drive' Could Shift Ryan Gosling's Career Into The Fast Lane

September 17th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Drive Movie
Most of us ladies know Ryan Gosling as the sweet, sensitive and sexy Noah Calhoun from The Notebook, and most guys know him as that guy they can never live up to their girlfriends. But after Ryan’s new movie Drive, there may be a turn in the table resulting in a few more man crushes in this world. This highly anticipated movie may change Ryan’s career and send him to the top of the Hollywood Food Chain.

Love him or hate him, we all know the guy can act - Half Nelson, Lars and the Real Girl and Blue Valentine proves that. But Drive shows that intense, edgy side of Gosling that makes him sex...
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How Ryan Gosling Resurrected The Movie Star

September 14th, 2011 11:00am EDT
gosling
Movie critics, driven to understandable cynicism by the onslaught of unnecessary remakes (there is no reason for another "Footloose") and re-imaginings of every superhero from the Green Lantern to a hammer-wielding Norse god, have declared the movie star extinct.  I think the stellar year actor Ryan Gosling, 30, is having is inspiring proof that the existence of the movie star in this entertainment climate is still possible. 

For this lover of pop culture, a movie star is more than someone who makes a lot of films and walks a lot of red carpets.  It’s Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman,” “Th...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It Or Skip It?

March 30th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Fast & Furious
Welcome to a new weekly column at Starpulse. As a movie trivia guru and trailer addict with practically a photographic memory of actors and directors, I will provide you with the inside scoop before you hit the multiplex with your hard earned cash. You'll receive a first look at the movies premiering each week, and I'll offer my predictions about which ones will be worth your $10, which ones you should wait to rent, and which ones aren't worth your time.

Adventureland

Set in 1987, recent college graduate James Brennan (Jesse Eisenberg) takes what he thinks will be a dead-end job ...
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Who To Watch: A Look At Some Fresh Faces Of Fall TV

September 3rd, 2008 8:46am EDT
Amanda Righetti
Amanda Righetti has played the bombshell beauty in quite a few style-over-substance programs in television seasons past (The O.C., North Shore, Reunion), but this fall she is finally allowed to smarten up and button up in CBS' The Mentalist, where she will star as an FBI agent alongside Simon Baker. Righetti is just one of the many fresh faces gracing the small screen this fall in our Spotlight on TV Stars.

Tristan Wilds, on the other hand, gets to show off his lighter side after dramatic turns in Half Nelson and The Wire with his role as Dixon Mills, a boy adopted into a privileged f...
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Starpulse's Top 10 Underrated Celebrities

October 26th, 2007 1:01pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
1) Ryan Gosling is easily one of the most underrated male actors in Hollywood today. The Golden Globe-nominated actor made his television debut at a very young age in "The Mickey Mouse Club" alongside future superstars J.C. Chasez and Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears.

Gosling has appeared in several movies, including "Remember The Titans," "The Believer," Murder By Numbers," "Stay" and "The Notebook." Gosling didn't receive much recognition for his acting chops until he was nominated for his role as a drug addict teacher in the sleeper hit "Half Nels...
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Hard Rock Hotels And Casinos Launch Limited Edition CD Series Curated By DJ/Producer Mark Ronson

April 18th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Mark Ronson
Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos will pay homage to its distinctive music heritage with the launch of a limited-edition CD series, Mark Ronson Presents Hard Rock, curated by DJ/producer Mark Ronson. The debut CD, featuring 14 rock songs hand selected by Ronson, will be available for purchase beginning May 22 at all Hard Rock Hotel and Casino locations, select Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shops and online at www.hardrock.com. Hard Rock partnered with Allido Records and music executive and producer Rich Kleiman, to release the series exclusively for the brand.

Hard Rock has enlisted Ronson to curat...
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New Movies on DVD, Feb. 13

February 13th, 2007 8:00am EST
The Departed
The Departed is a tale of questionable loyalties and blurring identities set in the South Boston organized crime scene. As the police force attempts to reign in the increasingly powerful Irish mafia, authorities are faced with the prospect of sending in an undercover agent or seeing their already frail grip on the criminal underworld slip even further... Also on DVD: Zoom, Half Nelson, Infamous, Marie Antoinette and School for Scoundrels.
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And The Nominees For The 79th Oscars Are...

January 23rd, 2007 10:30am EST
Babel
Academy awards for outstanding film achievements of 2006 will be presented on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the Kodak theatre at Hollywood & highland center, and televised live by the ABC television network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST), beginning with a half-hour arrivals segment, “The Road to The Oscars.” Babel is nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

Nominations By Category - 79th Awards

Best Motion Picture Of The Year

Babel

The Departed

Letters From Iwo Jima

Little Miss Sunshine

The Queen

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo Dicaprio -...
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'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Little Miss Sunshine' & 'Sopranos' Earn 3 SAG Nominations

January 4th, 2007 11:23am EST
Little Miss Sunshine
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) just announced the nominations for its 13th Annual Awards ceremony. The ensemble drama Babel, the musical Dreamgirls and the comedy Little Miss Sunshine each earned three nominations, as did the TV mob drama The Sopranos.

The full list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / Blood Diamond – Archer - Warner Bros. Pictures

Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne - THINKFilm

Peter O’Toole / Venus – Maurice - Miramax Films

Will Smith / The Pursuit Of Happyness – Chris Gardner - Sony Pictures

F...
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'Little Miss Sunshine,' 'Half Nelson' Top Spirit Award Nominations

November 28th, 2006 2:19pm EST
Little Miss Sunshine
Don Cheadle and Felicity Huffman just announced the 2007 Spirit Award nominees at a press conference. Nominees for "Best Feature" are American Gun, The Dead Girl, Half Nelson, Little Miss Sunshine and Pan's Labyrinth.

Other major nominations are:

BEST DIRECTOR

Robert Altman

A Prairie Home Companion

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

Little Miss Sunshine

Ryan Fleck

Half Nelson

Karen Moncrieff

The Dead Girl

Steven Soderbergh

Bubble

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Shareeka Epps

Half Nelson

Catherine O’Hara

For Your Consideration

Eliz...
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IFP Announces Gotham Award Honorees and Nominations

October 24th, 2006 12:10pm EDT
Half Nelson
Independent Feature Project (IFP) just announced the Tributees and Nominees for the 16th Annual Gotham Awards. The Awards will be presented on Wednesday, November 29, at New York's Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. The annual Gotham Awards, presented by IFP, celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year.

By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more firmly rooted in the grasp of filmmakers - and not made by committee - the Gotham Awards salute the innovative American films and filmmakers whose passion and vision make their way on...
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