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Check Out 'The Ultimate Gangster Collections' From Warner Bros. On Blu-ray May 21

May 17th, 2013 6:27am EDT
Ultimate Gangster Collection
Warner Bros. is in the midst of celebrating its 90th anniversary and is releasing two great gangster collections just in time for Father's Day.

Eight of the studio's greatest gangster films, including one of Paramount's best, will be released in "Ultimate Gangster Collection: Classic" and "Ultimate Gangster Collection: Contemporary."

The four films in the Classic Collection have been remastered for their Blu-ray debuts. They include:

-"The Public Enemy" starring James Cagney
-"White Heat" starring James Cagney
-"Little Caesar" with Edward G. Robinson as hoodlum Rico Bandello
-"The Pet...
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'The Expendables' And The Top 10 Ensemble Casts

August 17th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
The Expendables
The Expendables 2 comes out this weekend, featuring an ensemble cast of action stars from the past 30 years. It got us thinking: What were the best ensemble casts in recent films? Here's our list:

The Magnificent Seven: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Brad Dexter, Horst Buchholtz. This western remake of Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai" featured some of the greatest action stars of their generation - certainly an Expendables of the time. It's the second most shown film on television, next to "The Wizard of Oz."
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Tom Sizemore To Pen Memoir About His Battle With Drug Addiction

December 13th, 2011 11:24am EST
Tom Sizemore
Actor Tom Sizemore is to write a candid memoir about his struggles with drug addiction.

The Saving Private Ryan star rose to fame in movies including True Romance, Natural Born Killers and Heat in the 1990s.

However, he soon fell into cocaine and heroin addiction and at his lowest point was accused of domestic violence by Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss.

Now, Sizemore has signed a deal with Atria Books to detail his life story in a new tome, which will be published in 2013, reports Deadline.com.

In the book, the Black Hawk Down star will tell of his tough childhood in Detroit, and his ...
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Robert De Niro, Bruce Willis & Johnny Depp Top Movie Deaths List

December 28th, 2010 3:00pm EST
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has topped a gruesome new survey - he has "died" on screen more times than any other Hollywood star.

The "Taxi Driver" legend has met a nasty end in 15 different movies, including "Cape Fear," "Jackie Brown," and "Heat," topping a poll by ChaCha.com.

Second in the list is Bruce Willis, who has racked up 11 movie deaths, including two at the hands of his real-life ex-wife Demi Moore - in "Mortal Thoughts" and "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle."

Third place goes to Johnny Depp, with 10 onscreen deaths, including his blood-spattered exit in "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

Dustin...
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Natalie Portman: The Best Actress Of Her Generation?

October 1st, 2010 10:10am EDT
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Since her intense breakout role in 1994’s “The Professional,” Natalie Portman has been one of the most respected and versatile actors working in Hollywood. Her filmography spans over 15 years but is as impressive and solid as Audrey Hepburn’s or Meryl Streep’s, two actresses to whom she has rightfully been compared.

It makes sense that Portman has become one of the most talented performers in Hollywood considering the amazing list of directors with whom she’s worked:

Luc Besson (“The Professional”)

Michael Mann (“Heat”)

Ted Demme (“Beautiful Girls”)

Woody Allen (“Everyone Says I Love Y...
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Sarah's Cinema Musings: This Summer's Hits & Misses

August 3rd, 2009 9:52am EDT
The Ugly Truth
Ok, we are almost through the summer season of film, and I, for one, feel like I am trying to resuscitate an almost dead corpse. Sure, there were hits, good films, and technical blockbuster hits, but were they really great or just great within their summer context?

The Blockbusters

Just because a movie generates revenue at the box office does not necessarily translate into a successful well-loved film. X-Men Origins: Wolverine for instance, didn't exactly start the season off with a bang. Star Trek was loved by both fans and non-fans; something that was a bit of a worry before th...
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Will 'Public Enemies' With Christian Bale And Johnny Depp Make The Top Gangster Movie List?

June 30th, 2009 10:10am EDT
Public Enemies
It's hard to draft this kind of list with "Public Enemies" so close to reaching its port of call at your local theater, since it's bound to shake the list up a bit. But so far as it goes, the Mob genre has a few golden standards that have set the bar high enough to make any director quake in their concrete boots at the prospect of taking the plunge. These films have a built-in mechanism that causes them either to take complete control of the empire or erupt like a car bomb. It's the requirement for these movies to champion the 'bad guy' as the hero of the film, casting them in a sympathetic...
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Christian Bale & 'Public Enemies' Co-Star Johnny Depp Kept Their Distance

May 11th, 2009 9:37am EDT
Christian Bale
The teaming of Johnny Depp and Christian Bale may be this generation's equivalent of Heat, where Robert De Niro and Al Pacino first faced off. Like the previous Michael Mann film, Mann's Public Enemies also keeps the two stars mostly apart. Depp plays John Dillinger and Bale plays Melvin Purvis.

"We don't know each other in the slightest," said Bale. "I met him at the script read-through. We chatted for 5 or 10 minutes. Other than that, I had two scenes with him, one in which he's in a jail cell. I have a tendency, and it seemed like he was happy to do the same, I have at tendency to n...
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Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...
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The 2008 Movie Quiz

January 1st, 2009 1:00pm EST
Dark Knight
That was the year that was! A year of babies, blockbusters, Bond and Batman - but were you paying attention?

As the Tinseltown gossip merry-go-round prepares for its final spin of 2008, we thought we'd offer you a Christmas feast of posers from the year's big stars, films and events.

So, prop up a plastic palm tree, tell granny to take a break from the Botox and get ready for a little light-hearted befuddlement.

Eyes down...

1. What are the names of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's twin babies?

a. Emme and Max

b. Vivienne and Knox

c. Maddox and Shiloh

d. Bill an...
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Is 40 Dangerous Territory For Men In Hollywood?

October 15th, 2008 12:25pm EDT
George Clooney
There's a saying in Hollywood that goes, when a woman turns 40 her career is over, when a man turns 40 it's just beginning. Sex appeal seems to be the driving force in most stars careers and the perception of most men is that they get sexier with age. Thanks to plastic surgery and changing attitudes women have a fighting chance of keeping their share of the sexy spotlight. But what about the men of Hollywood?

In a not-so-popular film called "I'll Do Anything" Nick Nolte plays an out of work actor who's sleeping with a casting director and lands an audition for a show she's working on. ...
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Point/Counterpoint: Does 'The Dark Knight' Live Up To The Hype?

July 25th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Dark Knight
Most people are aware that "The Dark Knight" made a record $155.3 million during its opening weekend. Fanboys and girls stood in line for hours, some in costumes, to finally catch a glimpse of summer's most eagerly anticipated film.

The hype surrounding "Knight" has undoubtedly been fueled by the untimely death of Heath Ledger, who plays the Joker. The word Oscar has been thrown around more than once. But does the film truly live up to expectations? Four Starpulse writers, all Batman fans, weigh in on whether the latest caped crusader tale is worthy of all the buzz.

Director...
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'The Dark Knight' Bestows Role of a Lifetime For Heath Ledger, Epic Proportions For Itself

July 17th, 2008 9:59am EDT
The Dark Knight
(Hollywoodchicago) – With only three short words comprising the film’s enigmatic title, “The Dark Knight” also boasts three epic claims to fame: the role of a lifetime for the late Heath Ledger as the hauntingly deranged Joker, one of the best films of 2008 and one of the greatest superhero films of all time.

In a year when Hollywood has the superhero woody comparable to when westerns where the greatest thing since sliced bread, “The Dark Knight” not only fares well against blockbuster competition with films like “Iron Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” but also manages to rise above chart...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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Beauty & Brains: The Most Educated Celebrities

April 16th, 2008 9:50am EDT
Natalie Portman
There's nothing better - or more intimidating - than someone with a combination of good looks, lots of money, unbridled talent and intelligence. It's easier to make fun of people like Paris Hilton or Britney Spears, who might possess a few of the aforementioned assets but who are one short of a perfect combination.

But some celebs have it all. Beauty, money, power and an impressive academic pedigree. So here is Starpulse's list of the most erudite celebrities, and some might come as quite a surprise. (Conan O'Brien went to Harvard?)

Ashley Judd may have found critical acclaim for ...
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Top 10 Movie Fight Scenes of 2007

December 31st, 2007 10:23am EST
300
From the epic shootout in Heat to the Terminator battling the T-1000, everyone loves fight sequences. The two previously mentioned are some of the best of all time. The good fight scenes stand out and the bad ones are forgotten. But it’s the great ones that are seared into our memory. The following is a list consisting of the very best fight scenes that 2007 had to offer.

# 10. Transformers – Optimus Prime vs. Bonecrusher

While this was a guilty pleasure of mine this year, for many fan-boys, it was a dream come true. Their childhood toys and favorite cartoons came to life like...
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Starpulse.com's Video Games Holiday Guide, Part 1

November 22nd, 2007 12:00pm EST
Halo 3
With the holidays right around the corner, this time of year is easily the hotbed for big video game releases. However, a lot of the great games coming out are drowned out by the enormity of the new releases – and plenty of those games are simple cash-ins that are going to be traded in in January. So, here is a rundown of what to buy for yourself or loved ones this year, listed by intended audience. Part 1 - Mature:

These games feature blood, gore, profanity, and sex in varying degrees. However, they also offer the most realistic story and in-depth characters.

For Those Who Want T...
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