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'The Kite Runner,' Based On The Phenomenal Best-Selling Novel, Now Out On DVD

3/28/2008 8:45am EDT
The Kite Runner
The "poignant, intimate epic" (Alissa Simon, based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel, The Kite Runner, arrived on DVD March 25, 2008 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Directed by Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), the sweeping and emotional tale of friendship, betrayal and redemption received widespread critical acclaim and an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Score, as well as Golden Globe® nominations for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Score—Motion Picture.

Spanning several decades and set against the backdrop of first the Soviet in...

New Movies On DVD, March 25

3/25/2008 8:00am EDT
The Mist
The Mist is a tale of terror concerning a small town engulfed by a malevolent mist, based on a story originally published in Stephen King's 1985 horror anthology "Skeleton Crew." Also on DVD: The Kite Runner.

The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

1/22/2008 9:35am EST
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1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...

Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

1/8/2008 3:17pm EST
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...

AFI 2007 'Moments Of Significance' Include Writers Strike, 'Planet Earth'

12/27/2007 1:26pm EST
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The American Film Institute (AFI) just announced the year's AFI "Moments of Significance." These seven noteworthy events were determined to have had an impact on the world of the moving image during the calendar year 2007.

Each year, AFI Awards adds another volume to the history of American film and television by documenting the collective opinion of the moving image communities, archiving the year's significant moments and honoring the talent and collaborative teams who have created the year's outstanding accomplishments. Ten AFI Movies of the Year and 10 AFI Television Programs of th...

'Kite Runner' A Touching Tale Of Friendship, Despite Convenient Twists

12/12/2007 12:26pm EST
The Kite Runner
Director Marc Forster's exceedingly respectful adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best seller ''The Kite Runner'' has both a subtle, captivating naturalism and some convenient plot turns that are difficult to overcome.

Screenwriter David Benioff (''The 25th Hour'') remained largely faithful to Hosseini's story about the friendship between two boys in Afghanistan just before the 1979 Soviet invasion, and the way one's betrayal of the other haunts him for decades to come.

When Forster focuses on the kids, wealthy Amir (Zekiria Ebrahimi) and the family servant's feisty son...

Opening December 14: The Kite Runner

12/11/2007 10:22am EST
The Kite Runner
In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. Finding Neverland director Marc Forster adapts author Khaled Hosseini's novel about life in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban.

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