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Jared Harris To Play 'Holmes' Nemesis

9/29/2010 10:30am EDT
Jared Harris
Mad Men star Jared Harris has landed the coveted role of villainous Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes sequel.

The British actor will play Holmes' nemesis in the Guy Ritchie film, which will star Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, Stephen Fry and Noomi Rapace, according to

Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle's Moriarty is considered by many the most treacherous of literary bad guys.

The character was most recently played onscreen by Moulin Rouge! star Richard Roxburgh in A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

12/18/2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...

Underrated & Overrated Films Based On Graphic Novels

3/6/2009 9:41am EST
It's rare that commercials are actually right, but today they are when they claim that a film based on the "Most-Acclaimed Graphic Novel of All Time" will be released.

That film, and novel, is "Watchmen" of course. The movie comes from the 12-part comic series from Alan Moore ("From Hell", "V for Vendetta") that was quickly packaged into a graphic novel upon its completion. Many consider this series the greatest in the history of comics and the subsequent novel actually made it onto Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Novels of the Century List. Needless to say, there's no doubting its acc...

Sean Connery Comes Out Of Retirement

10/29/2008 9:38am EDT
Sean Connery
Sean Connery has reportedly come out of retirement to shoot a new film with Orlando Bloom. The 78-year-old has turned his back on acting in recent years and has not appeared on the big screen since 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

But now Connery is said to have signed up to star in "Quest of Sheherzade," based on the legendary 1001 Arabian Nights tale, alongside fellow Brit Bloom. The news was revealed by the film's female lead, Bollywood actress Celina Jaitley, who will play an Iranian princess.

She tells British publication The London Paper, "Sean Connery is there ...

Minute-By-Minute Account Of The 80th Academy Awards

2/25/2008 8:35am EST
Jon Stewart
Only about 3,000 lucky spectators get to experience the majesty of Oscar night from inside the Kodak Theater, while the rest of us follow the action from our couch.

The following is minute-by-minute account from my couch. The snack of choice - frozen TGI Friday's Potato Skins. The drink of choice - selection of Henry Weinhardt's finest soft drinks.

For photos from the red carpet and show go here.

Now let's go to the play-by-play:

5:30 - So it appears the Oscars are delivered to the Kodak Theater by UPS through a digital dream world inhabited by all movie chase scenes. ...

First Ever Major Retail CD Release Of 'The Dark Crystal' Original Soundtrack To Be Released July 17; Win It!

7/12/2007 8:00pm EDT
The Dark Crystal
(July 11, 2007- New York, NY) – La-La Land Records presents the release of the original soundtrack to the classic Jim Henson fantasy adventure film The Dark Crystal, commemorating the film's 25th Anniversary. The cult favorite features thrilling, wonderous music from composer Trevor Jones (The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Notting Hill).

It's hard to imagine that it's been 25 years since The Dark Crystal was released. In honor of its anniversary, Sony Home Entertainment will be releasing The Dark Crystal 25th Anniversary DVD. The film was the first co-directorial effort of Jim ...