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Saoirse Ronan Turns Down 'Hobbit' Role

May 10th, 2011 11:49am EDT
Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan has been forced to turn down a role in Lord Of The Rings prequel The Hobbit because of her busy schedule.

The Irish actress was in talks to reunite with her The Lovely Bones director Peter Jackson for the two-part project, which is currently filming in New Zealand, but Ronan has decided to pass on the offer.

She tells Digital Spy, "I won't be able to do The Hobbit unfortunately. I would have been tied up for quite a long period of time and there's a lot of projects in the meantime that are also really interesting and I'd like to be a part of."

However, Ronan can't wait t...
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Rachel Weisz Is Apprehensive About Playing Jackie Kennedy

May 19th, 2010 10:01pm EDT
Rachel Weisz
Actress Rachel Weisz is already feeling the huge responsibility of playing Jackie Kennedy in husband Darren Aronofsky's new film - because she's a Brit portraying an American icon.

"The Lovely Bones" star will lead the cast in Jackie, which follows the beloved former U.S. First Lady as she copes with the assassination of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, in 1963.

And, although she can't wait to get started on research for the role, she's also a little anxious about how America will accept her as Jackie.

She tells WENN, "It's a recent project so the script is being developed and it'...
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Check Out 'The Lovely Bones' On DVD & Blu-ray April 20

April 17th, 2010 7:35am EDT
The Lovely Bones
Visionary "Heavenly Creatures" director Peter Jackson teams with longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens to adapt author Alice Sebold's best-selling novel concerning a murdered young girl who watches from heaven as her family attempts to cope with their devastating loss, and tracks her killer as he stealthily covers his tracks and prepares to claim his next victim.

The extraordinary story of one girl’s life and everything that came after, "The Lovely Bones" is filled with thrilling suspense, hope and the redeeming power of love. When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, sh...
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April DVD Releases: 'Avatar,' 'Crazy Heart' & More

March 30th, 2010 9:04am EDT
Avatar
Fans around the world will soon be able to discover every detail and relive every moment of James Cameron's "Avatar" in the comfort of their own homes. But there are plenty of other new DVD releases this month:

April 6

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - Buy it.

Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Apparently this is one of those "Good" Nicolas Cage movies. Worth a watch to see why everyone is so excited about his appearance in the upcoming Kick-Ass.

The Collector - Skip it.

Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Juan Fernandez, Andrea Roth

Lord of the Rings Tril...
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Rachel Weisz Wants Botox Banned

February 25th, 2010 10:22pm EST
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz is calling on movie bosses to ban Botox for actors, comparing the popular age-defying injections to illegal "steroids for sportsmen".

"The Mummy" star will turn 40 on Oscar night (March 7th) but she still refuses to follow the Hollywood trend.

And Weisz is appealing for her fellow stars to stop the cosmetic procedure and start accepting their real age and wrinkles if they want to give award-winning performances.

She tells Life & Style magazine, "It should be banned for actors as steroids are for sportsmen... Acting is all about expression."

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'The Hurt Locker' Wins Big At BAFTAs; Kristen Stewart Wins Popularity Prize

February 22nd, 2010 8:42am EST
Kristen Stewart Looking hot At BAFTAs
The Hurt Locker stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday night - scooping six trophies including Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. The war thriller also won prizes for original screenplay, cinematography, editing, and sound during the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

Accepting her award for Best Director, Bigelow said, "What an honor, especially to be in this room filled with so many incredibly talented people that I've admired and been inspired by for decades."

Colin Firth saw off Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Ge...
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82nd Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

February 2nd, 2010 3:34pm EST
82nd Oscar Surprises, Snubs & Who Shouldn
And there were ten.

It seems kind of strange to say that, right? Ten Best Picture nominees? We knew it was coming for nearly a year, but now it's actually there. In Black and white. Ten nominees. Strange.

After seeing the list, it's easy to see that the Academy might be on to something. Sure, it would have gotten the biggest blockbuster of all time with "Avatar" earning a Best Picture nomination if there were only five nominees, but it would have missed out on other massive hits like "The Blind Side", "Up", and "District 9".

Now, the telecast is going to get a lot more casual...
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2010 Oscar Nominees In Photos

February 2nd, 2010 12:50pm EST
Penelope Cruz
Avatar & The Hurt Locker dominated the Academy Award nominations this morning, and we're sure there were plenty of actors who jumped up and down when they received their nominations.

The only thing that looks better on a resume than an Academy Award nomination is the award itself! Sure, a Golden Globe Award is nice, and a Screen Actors Guild award is commendable, but it's not the same as having your very own Oscar.

Check our our gallery of best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress nominees:

BEST ACTOR

Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

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'Avatar' & 'The Hurt Locker' Nominated For 9 Academy Awards Each - See Full List Of Nominees!

February 2nd, 2010 8:57am EST
2010 Oscar Nominations
James Cameron's science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and best director.

This year the Oscars are featuring 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five. The other eight are: District 9, Up, Inglourious Basterds, The Blind Side, Up in the Air, A Serious Man, An Education and Precious.

Best Picture: "Avatar," ''The Blind Side," ''District 9," ''An Education," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire," ''A Serious M...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'Legion,' 'Extraordinary Measures' & More

January 18th, 2010 12:36pm EST
Legion
In a rare feat, I was able to catch two movies last week that came out in theaters: "The Lovely Bones" and "The Book of Eli." I didn't really care for "The Lovely Bones" however

I very much enjoyed "The Book of Eli." To get a more detailed look at my thoughts check out my reviews here on Starpulse.

This week features a bizarre mix of movies including the religious thriller "Legion," the silly family film "Tooth Fairy," the emotional drama "Extraordinary Measures," and the coming-of- age story "To Save a Life."

LEGION

After losing faith in humanity, God sends his legion of angels ...
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'The Lovely Bones' Is Visually Beautiful, But Could Have Been So Much Better

January 14th, 2010 11:00am EST
The Lovely Bones
Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones" is one of the prettiest films I've ever seen. Aside from lovely aesthetics though, the movie is a disjointed mess, which leaves you wandering in the hereafter with unanswered questions.

Set in the early 1970s, Jackson makes it appear visually as if it brushed up against the era, absorbing its bright colors and remnants of energy from the 1960s. The shots have such beautiful intense color throughout the film, especially during the lighthearted periods.

It's established early on in the narrative that Suzie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan), the main character, ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies -'Book Of Eli,' 'Lovely Bones' & More

January 11th, 2010 10:08am EST
THE BOOK OF ELI
I'm really glad that I finally got the chance to see James Cameron's "Avatar" in 3-D. Visually Cameron creates an incredibly convincing alien world, paying attention to even the smallest details in the environment.

The vibrant jungle scenes bring out the advantages of 3-D and convinced me that as a medium it isn't just a lame gimmick, but rather an opportunity for filmmaking to mature in the coming years.

"Avatar" kept me glued to the screen, captivating me from the moment it began until the moment it finished. While the story and dialogue were predictable, I didn't necessarily c...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA
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Celebrity Week In Pictures: Katie & Tom In Spain, Rihanna In London & More!

December 11th, 2009 10:13am EST
Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes attended a Champions League soccer match between Sevilla and Rangers at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 9. Check out what other celebrities did this week!

Rihanna poses for photographers at a press conference in London, Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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More Rihanna Pictures

Christian Slater helps raise an American flag in front of a house with Extreme Home Makeover designer John Littlefield who is building a home in Hattiesburg, Miss. for the TV show Thursday, Dec. 10.

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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Princess And The Frog,' 'Invictus' & More

December 7th, 2009 9:47am EST
Invictus
Last Tuesday I had the privilege of seeing Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air" and I have to say, it's a brilliant film. Much like he does in "Thank You for Smoking," Reitman takes a character that has the potential to be very unlikable and makes him sympathetic to the audience.

Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a man whose career involves laying people off around the country, which is a sensitive subject in America given the current economic state. Reitman exercises great care with Bingham, showing us that the man isn't coldhearted. Bingham inspires those he lays off to find new careers ...
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Novel Roots: Best & Worst Films Based Off Of Books

May 20th, 2008 11:17am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
Many filmmakers are taking on the challenge of turning classic novels into feature films. It's a challenge because many people have fallen in love with the books and don't want directors messing with them. There are many books that were translated poorly on the big screen, but there are films that are just as good as the book, if not better.

In no particular order, here is a look at some of the best and worst films that are based off books:

THE BEST

Atonement

Joe Wright directed the 2007 film "Atonement," which is based off of Ian McEwan's critically acclaimed novel. James...
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From The Small Screen To The Big One: Many Stars Make The Leap

January 22nd, 2008 2:08pm EST
Will Smith
Television actors must deal with the stigma of being TV stars instead of movie stars. However, some of our favorite movie stars started their acting careers on a TV show. So there is hope for all the celebs who have big-screen aspirations. Here is a look at some of the biggest stars in Hollywood who have made the leap from the small screen to the big screen:

Will Smith

Will Smith should be labeled "The King of the Box Office." His movies often make millions. His latest film "I Am Legend" broke all December opening records at the U.S. box office with a staggering $72.6 million openin...
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