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Happy 18th Birthday, Dakota Fanning! (Photos)

February 23rd, 2012 1:30pm EST
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning is no longer a child star. The blonde cutie who wowed audiences in the 2001 film "I Am Sam" turns 18 years old today.

We expect great things from the Georgia native. She has appeared in movies such as "Taken," "Uptown Girls," and "Man On Fire." That's quite a resume for such a short time.

Most recently she played a sexy yet lethal vampire in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and rock musician Cherie Currie in "The Runaways."

Dakota stars in several upcoming films, including "The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn - Part 2," "Now Is Good," "The Motel Life," "Effie," "Furious Angel" and...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Saw VI,' 'Vampire's Assistant' & More

October 19th, 2009 9:43am EDT
Cirque du Freak
Last Tuesday, I had a chance to see "Where the Wild Things Are." Visually the film is stunning; it integrates handheld camera shots in the appropriate moments to take viewers into the action. Jim Henson's Creature Shop makes the monsters of the movie look incredibly convincing, and the composite animation of their faces matches up well.

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers do a fantastic job of stretching a 10 page children's book into a movie that doesn't distort the message of the book, but still gives audiences something fresh. One of the most fascinating aspects of the creatures the hero M...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 8th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Imagine That
Following up from last week, "The Hangover" turned out to be a hilarious movie. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. I liked it so much that I actually ended up seeing it twice. For a more in-depth discussion of the movie, feel free to check out my review.

This week there are four movies premiering - two thrillers, a comedy, and a drama. We have "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," "Moon," "Imagine That," and "Tetro."

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

In this remake of the 1974 film, "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" a New York City subway dispatcher named Walter Garber (D...
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Race Matters: Is Hollywood Truly Color Blind When It Comes To On-Screen Romance?

September 29th, 2008 9:49am EDT
Die Another Day
In John Grisham's bestselling novel "The Pelican Brief," investigative journalist Gray Grantham and law student Darby Shaw uncover a political conspiracy and in the process, end up between the sheets. In the 1993 film version, Darby Shaw (played by Julia Roberts) and Grantham merely share a chaste hug in the film's conclusion. What happened between page and screen? One theory: In the novel Grantham is white; in the film, he's portrayed by Academy-Award winning - and black - actor Denzel Washington.

The stigma of interracial relationships in cinema can be traced back to the 1934 Motio...
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Spotlight On Celebrity Sisters

July 29th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Paris & Nicky Hilton
When it comes to siblings in Hollywood, they are either very competitive with one another or they come as a team. These following celebrity sisters have all made a name for themselves whether it was on their own or with a little push from their already famous sibling. There's nothing wrong with riding the coattails of someone - just hold on tight!

Tia and Tamara Mowry

These beautiful twins are best known as the stars of the WB's "Sister Sister." As far as the competitiveness of this duo, it seems as though they are on equal ground. With Tia and Tamara, it seems as though you see ...
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'Die Hard' Leads Online Poll Of 'Top Action Movie Of All Time'

May 4th, 2007 2:47pm EDT
Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard
What is movie fans' favorite action flick of all time? After nineteen days of action-packed voting in Rogue Pictures and AMC Theatres' online poll, the winner was ... Die Hard.

The 1988 classic, directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis, tallied the most votes out of several thousand cast on a customized page at the theatre chain's official website: amctheatres.com/hotfuzz. The poll was timed to celebrate Rogue's April 20 U.S. release of Hot Fuzz, the action-packed new hit comedy from the Shaun of the Dead team.

One of the most popular movie genres of all time now has...
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