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Pack Up The Van, It's 10 Of The Funniest Movie Road Trips!

July 31st, 2014 1:03pm EDT
10 Funniest Movie Road Trips Of All Time
Remember those horrible long car rides that your family desperately tried to make fun as you traveled to your vacation destination? The endless miles of nothing but highway, playing car games involving license plates and roadside animals? While in real life road trips were no fun, on film, they morphed into two hours of side-splitting hilarity! Take actors out of their comfort zone and put them on the road for even two hours and you have 14 of the funniest movie road trips of all time!

11. Road Trip (2000)

Josh and Tiffany are high sweethearts who enroll at different colleges, but wan...
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10 Road Trip Movies To Watch Before Your Summer Vacation

June 7th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Thelma & Louise
Ah, road trips. Everyone has at least one fond memory of refusing to ask for directions, arguing with their wife and yelling at the kids to knock it off. Perhaps that's why Hollywood keeps going back to this formula time and again. Here are 10 of our favorite road trip movies of all-time.

Sideways

This 2004 comedy staring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church features a week long road trip to Santa Barbara Wine Country. Audiences cheered on loveable loser Miles Raymond as he put up with the douchebag antics of his old college roommate Jack Cole. One of the better-received road trip mo...
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The Best of A Decade : The18 Greatest Movies Of 2000-2009

April 19th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
The Best of A Decade :  The18 Greatest Movies Of 2000-2009
It may have been just a few years since these films were released, but the early seminal films of the 21st century have been able to hold their own against Hollywood heavyweight classics. From Roman gladiator epics to unconventional family road trips and all the hamburger phones, bottles of Merlot and deadly coin flips inbetween, the films of the early aught's first decade have already made a strong case for cinematic storytelling in the new millenium. Here are the best movies of 2000-2009.

Gladiator (2000)

Ridley Scott’s thrilling Roman battle epic about revenge and redemption surely ent...
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10 Most Dysfunctional Onscreen Families

April 25th, 2013 8:00am EDT
The Big Wedding
Dysfunctional families are frequently portrayed in varying film genres, including comedies, dramas, horror and action films. The upcoming romantic comedy “The Big Wedding” brings an all new dysfunctional brood to the silver screen, with Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton portraying a divorced couple faking their marriage during their son’s impending nuptials. The film features an all-star cast with the likes of Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried. In honor of the film’s release on April 26, here are 10 of the most dysfunctional families ever to grace the big screen.

1. The H...
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5 Favorite Father & Daughter Movies

September 23rd, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Trouble with the Curve
'Trouble with the Curve' opened in movie theatres Friday starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. Eastwood plays an aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout who takes his daughter (Adams) on his final trip to prove his worth to the organization. Adams plays his daughter (Mickey) and in their travels, she starts to take an active role to make up for his failing vision. Reviews have been mixed and with week box office numbers coming in, it's apparently played to some empty seats (couldn't help that one).

To honor the great Father - Daughter movies out there, we thought it would be appropriate to lo...
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Abigail Breslin Lands New Matricide Role

August 18th, 2011 11:20am EDT
Abigail Breslin
Actress Abigail Breslin has landed a shocking new role - she's set to play a teenager who kills her mother.

The 15 year old, who made her name as a child beauty pageant contestant in 2006's Little Miss Sunshine, is shedding her family-friendly image by taking on the lead in a movie adaptation of Bob Mitchell's 2008 book The Class Project: How To Kill a Mother.

The tome tells the real-life story of two Canadian sisters who drowned their alcoholic mom.

Production is set to start on the movie, entitled The Class Project, later this month, reports Variety.
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Abigail Breslin Has Morphed Into A Blonde Beauty

April 28th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Abigail Breslin
Abigail Breslin attended the 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party yesterday, and the 15-year-old star is looking pretty good (with perhaps a smidge too much make-up). What do you think?

The actress has come a long way since her "Little Miss Sunshine" film warmed viewers' hearts in 2006 (see her photo below). She has certainly grown up.

Abigail recently voiced a character in "Rango" and stars in the upcoming film "New Year's Eve" opposite stars such as Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Hilary Swank.

Abigail filming "New Year's Eve" earlier this month:

Abigail in "...
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Exclusive: John Michael Higgins Talks 'The Ugly Truth,' 'Best In Show,' 'Arrested Development' And His David Letterman Experience

July 22nd, 2009 5:09pm EDT
John Michael Higgins
It's possible you don't recognize the name John Michael Higgins -- as he even points out in this interview -- but everyone has seen him in something. John Michael Higgins joins us to discuss his two upcoming films -- "The Ugly Truth" and "Couples Retreat" -- plus speculate on the return of his "Arrested Development" character, Wayne Jarvis, in a possible feature film. He also takes a look back at his roles in "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" and poignantly discusses what was not the happiest time in his life: Portraying the most powerful man in late night television, David Letterman, in H...
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Blockbusters, Comedies & Animated Films To Benefit From New Oscar Rule

June 25th, 2009 9:34am EDT
The Hangover
In a move that had everybody checking their calendars to make sure it wasn't still April 1, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced that this year there will be TEN Best Picture nominees instead of the five-film shortlist that's existed since 1944.

So what does this mean exactly? That is, apart from the additional five minutes of clips at the Oscar show and the inevitable surprise of a bleary-eyed Oscar Nominee presenter who realizes they aren't finished after reading the name of the fifth film off the TelePrompTer? Plenty.

The Animation Rule No Longer Applies...
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Abigail Breslin Looks 33, Not 13

June 18th, 2009 10:16am EDT
Abigail Breslin
A bun. A ruffled shirt. A black suit jacket. Could Abigail Breslin make herself look any older? What do you think of the Little Miss Sunshine star? See more photos after the jump...

Abigail visits MuchOnDemand in Toronto on June 17, 2009

Image © Robin Wong / PR Photos

One of Abigail's upcoming projects is the big-screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' 2003 book, "Rape: A Love Story." Samuel L. Jackson will play a sympathetic cop who offers comfort to Breslin's character and her mother, played by Maria Bello, as her character recovers from a brutal gang rape.

Image © Robin W...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 13th, 2009 8:57am EDT
17 Again
I must admit that two weeks ago, I grossly underestimated how popular "Fast & Furious" would be. The film captured the title of highest grossing opening weekend for a car-themed movie by taking in $72.5 million. I think it's important to note this, because I believe I'm an excellent judge of movies, but I admit the movies I recommend will not always reflect the average American movie patron's opinion.

STATE OF PLAY

Things seem to be perfect for up-and-coming U.S. congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck), until the murder of his research assistant and mistress. It becomes ...
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Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 3)

March 19th, 2009 2:00pm EDT
Number One Seed Matthew McConaughey
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...
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The Underrated Greg Kinnear

October 27th, 2008 12:34pm EDT
Greg Kinnear
He's that guy in decently funded movies you can't remember. The writing is always good to great, and you're not angry for watching one of his movies instead of The Shawshank Redemption (seriously, when is that NOT on TV?) or asking for your money back outside the theater. His work may not be critically underrated, but he's not a rock solid A-lister just either. With actors like William H. Macy and Tom Hanks out there, getting recognition for expanding on his most likeable qualities might be difficult. He may continue to slip by under the fickle radar of celebrity for a little longer.

T...
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Underrated & Overrated Child Performances

October 10th, 2008 9:13am EDT
Little Miss Sunshine
Everybody loves a good child performance. This might start with parents parading their children out to sing songs at dinner parties or the endless school plays parents are forced to attend, but whatever it is, kid actors are ingrained in a positive way in the eyes of many filmgoers.

It seems that if a kid simply manages to speak in a way that can be understood the performance earns praise. It's been this way since the 1920s and has since grown to a degree that certain kiddie performers are more powerful than their veteran contemporaries.

But not all such performances are great, i...
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Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

July 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...
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2008 Tribeca Film Fest Week One: Five Films to Watch

April 28th, 2008 4:01pm EDT
Tribeca
As the first week of the Tribeca Film Festival draws to a close, I must say that I feel like I've been treated to the Four Seasons of movie-going. Every film I have screened has been at the very least good, but most have fallen on the side of the fence that is exceptional.

For those of you who have been journeying the various corners of the lower-East side looking to rush one of the many gems this year's festival has to offer, and even for those of you who are not in New York but would like a short list of goodies to add to your Netflix or Blockbuster queues, here is a quick rundown of f...
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Top Career-Defining Film Roles

April 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
The Silence Of The Lambs
Ever seen a movie with some little-known or vaguely recognizable actor and then had to ask yourself, 'Who WAS that person?' Or have you seen an actor in a movie that suddenly made you see that person in a whole new light? For some actors, all it takes is one role to make their movie careers flourish. Following is a list of some of our favorite career-making performances in no particular order:

1) Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman"

It's probably one of the most obvious "career launching" roles of the last 30 years, but no compilation of career-defining movies would be complete without i...
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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Eddie Murphy, Lindsay Lohan Rule Razzies For Year's Worst Out Of Hollywood

February 24th, 2008 10:15am EST
Norbit
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - A year after his Academy Awards dream went up in smoke, Eddie Murphy has not just one consolation prize, but three: Razzie Awards as worst actor, supporting actor and supporting actress for the comedy Norbit.

The fourth acting ''dis-honor'' announced at Saturday's Golden Raspberry Awards went to Lindsay Lohan, who actually was voted two worst-actress trophies for the thriller I Know Who Killed Me, the worst-picture winner in which she played dual roles.

''I Know Who Killed Me'' set a new Razzies record with eight awards, including worst screen couple fo...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
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Violence Propels Filmmakers, Moviegoers & The Academy Awards

January 11th, 2008 12:07pm EST
No Country For Old Men
The lights go down. A low, rumbling bass slightly shakes the seats as the occupants draw in a tight, anticipatory breath. The first thing to break the tension is a thin beam of light across the center of the screen. It is accompanied by a low, rat-at-tat rhythm that could be rain on a tin roof- if it weren't for the high-pitched shriek in the background.

Is that yelling? Shouting? The shriek morphs into a scream of mechanical menace. It's a bomb, and it's followed by an explosion linked to the picture exploding into life. The audience sees all-out war. Guts are flying, blood is strea...
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Snubbed: Stars Who Should've Gotten A Golden Globe Nomination

January 11th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Big Love
The Golden Globe Awards have officially been scrapped and replaced by a press conference announcing the winners. Snubbed performers and filmmakers can take comfort in the fact that come Golden Globe night, the nominees will be at home too.

Steve Carell (Dan in Real Life)

As the obnoxious Michael Scott, Steve Carell is nominated in the "Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series" for "The Office," but it's in film that Carell really shows of his impressive range. He made a horny virgin sweet and innocent in The 40-Year-Old Virgin before tackling a suicidal, gay Proust scho...
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The Number-One Movie You Probably Should See That You Probably Haven't

October 10th, 2007 1:21pm EDT
Death at a Funeral
It's Friday night and I'm sitting in a movie theater doing something I just never do anymore: coming back for more. There was a time as a kid that I would zero in on a film, greedily lop it up, and follow it with lustful obsession. It's a pro of being a child - the ability to fully submerge oneself in a world and never let go.

I'm guilty as charged for such films as Star Wars Episode I, hardly a masterpiece, and Clueless (I had an older sister, cut me some slack). It's rarely the mark of a fantastic film and more often the score of fantasy capturing the imagination, whether that's th...
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James Garner, Brian Dennehy, And Abigail Breslin Star In 'The Ultimate Gift' On DVD August 21; Win A Copy

August 2nd, 2007 3:29pm EDT
The  Ultimate  Gift
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - Upon his wealthy grandfather's death, a young man is presented with an unlikely inheritance taking him on a journey of self-discovery that will change him forever in the heartwarming family drama The Ultimate Gift, debuting on DVD August 21 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Based on the inspirational novel by best-selling author Jim Stovall, The Ultimate Gift is a moving story following a spoiled young man's crash course on life with twelve tasks - or "gifts" - devised by his grandfather to ultimately lead him to determine what's most important in life...
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Music From The Movie 'No Reservations' Out July 24

July 14th, 2007 10:00am EDT
No Reservations
(July 10, 2007- New York, NY) –The new movie, No Reservations, starring Academy Award®-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) and Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart (Thank You for Smoking), is destined to become the romantic film of the summer. This culinary comedy drama, directed by Oscar-nominated Scott Hicks (Shine), is set in a New York City restaurant and also features Academy Award® nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine). The soundtrack will be released on Decca July 24th.

The recipe for this musical masterpiece starts with a generous helping of Italian arias performed ...
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DeVotchKa Summer Shows Announced; Band Writing For Winter Release

May 15th, 2007 5:30pm EDT
DeVotchKa
DeVotchKa have announced a handful of summer performances that will happen around the recording of the band's first full length in three years. Nationwide shows will begin in late May and will include a two-night return to New York's Spiegeltent, a performance at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, and Seattle's Bumbershoot. Dates begin on May 24th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Between records DeVotchKa multi-instrumentalist Tom Hagerman created 'The Breakfast Playground' a solo work of haunting instrumental pieces on which Hagerman provides, violin, accordio...
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Traveling Entertainment Venue, Spiegeltent, Returns To New York For The Summer Of 2007

May 11th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Lady Sovereign
Over the course of sixty sultry summer nights last year, New York fell in love - for the first time - with Spiegelworld, the unique entertainment venue Europeans have flocked to for generations. Rich in tradition, the world's most exquisite traveling venue will once again touchdown under the Brooklyn Bridge at Fulton Fish Market (Pier 17), presenting its eclectic live entertainment program of bands, actors, and eye-popping contemporary burlesque acts. Prepare to be romanced all over again.

An opulent and wondrous venue of cut glass, teak, mirrors, billowing velvet and brocade, Spiegelw...
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MTV Announces Nominees For '2007 MTV Movie Awards'

April 30th, 2007 10:09am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man
The destiny of the coveted golden popcorn lies in the hands of the viewers as MTV: Music Television today announced the nominees for the "2007 MTV Movie Awards." Dominating the pack is 300 with 5 nominations followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with 4 nods.

Also vying for the much sought-after statue is Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Blades of Glory, and The Devil Wears Prada with 3 nominations each.

The 16th annual awards show will be executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett. Airing LI...
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Abigail Breslin To Star In 'American Girl' Movie

April 6th, 2007 10:03am EDT
Abigail Breslin
Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) will star as Kit Kittredge in the first theatrical adaptation from the "American Girl" series, as an HBO Films production to be released by Picturehouse.

The film tells the story of the clever and resourceful Kit Kittredge, a nine-year-old girl growing up in 1934 during America’s Great Depression.

“Abigail was our very first choice for this role, and her enthusiasm and passion for this project is simply infectious,” said Colin Callender, president, HBO Films.

Introduced in 2000 as the seventh "American Girl" histor...
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And The Oscar Goes To - Full List of Oscar Winners!

February 26th, 2007 9:01am EST
The Departed
Dame Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker were crowned queen and king of the Oscars last night. The stars of The Queen and The Last King of Scotland won Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Martin Scorsese won Best Director for The Departed - his first win out of six nominations in the category and 31 years since his first nomination. Full List of Winners Below!

As she accepted her award, Helen, struggling to hold the statuette, said: "I've got my purse in one hand, my earring in the other. Thank you, Academy. You know, my sister told me that all kids love to get gold stars, and...
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