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4 Reasons Why The Oculus Rift Is The Next Big Thing

July 18th, 2014 10:59am EDT
4 Reasons Why The Oculus Rift Is The Next Big Thing
Whether it's going to see a film on opening day, staying inside with a good book or just kicking back and playing a videogame, humans have an inherent need and desire to explore new, strange worlds. However, the limiting factor within all of these entertainment mediums is the fact that whether it's a page, screen or TV, there's something between you total immersion. We've all been there. From watching The Matrix and being completely captivated by the fake world Neo discovers he lives within, enjoying the many Holo-progams that cropped up on Star Trek to the Metaverse in Snow Crash, most of ...
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The Coolest Movies Of The 90s

April 6th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
The Coolest Movies Of The 90s
The age of grunge music and beanie baby mania also was home to plenty of masterful movies. From Spielberg’s historical masterpieces to Scorsese and Tarantino inspired gangster action, the 90’s ran a gamut of films representing the best of every genre. Certainly an improvement over the flashy blockbuster films of the 80s, these films of the 20th century’s penultimate decade were adored by critics and casual moviegoers alike. Here are the best movies of the 1990s.

Goodfellas (1990)

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved to watch gangster movies - Goodfellas in particular. No, “Good...
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'Matrix' Prequel Trilogy In The Works?

March 4th, 2014 5:03pm EST
The Matrix
Rumor has it Warner Bros. is eager to revisit the revolutionary Matrix film series - and has asked the Wachowski siblings to write a new trilogy.

Latino Review has the scoop, reporting Warner Bros. have approached Andy and Lana Wachowski to begin the writing process on a series of three prequel films.

Despite the critical woes of the second and third films, the Matrix name still has some heft to it. With so many studios pulling out the big guns in the coming years revolving around multi-film story arcs, it behooves Warner Bros. to add to their offerings.

Of course, the Wachowskis haven't...
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Wachowski Filmmakers Sued Over 'Matrix' Sequels

March 4th, 2013 3:43pm EST
Andy Wachowski
Filmmaker Andy Wachowski and his transgendered sister Lana are facing a $300 million lawsuit over allegations they stole the premise for their two The Matrix sequels.

The directing duo has been accused by Thomas Althouse of copying the ideas for The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions from a script he claims to have submitted to executives at Warner Bros. Pictures, the studio behind the franchise, in 1993.

Althouse, whose work was titled The Immortals, never heard back from Warner Bros. bosses and alleges he didn't realize the similarities between the work of the Wachowskis and h...
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'Dirty Harry', 'The Matrix' And 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Added To National Film Registry

December 19th, 2012 8:21am EST
Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry, The Matrix and Breakfast At Tiffany's are among the films which have been named national treasures and added to the country's National Film Registry.

Clint Eastwood's popular 1971 cop movie and Keanu Reeves' 1999 sci-fi blockbuster have been selected for the honor, along with Audrey Hepburn's turn in the classic adaptation of Truman Capote's novella.

The annual list of 25 movies, which are selected for their "important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking," also includes Madonna's 1992 baseball film A League Of Their Own, 1957's 3:10 To Yuma, A Christm...
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10 Movie Sequels We Never Asked For

October 19th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Paranormal Activity 4
Hindsight is 20/20, but sometimes you know a sequel is going to stink. Even worse is when it's a sequel to something that didn't need a sequel. Now, the jury isn't out on Paranormal Activity 4, and we're sure it's going to make a mint (the last two broke midnight showing records) - but isn't the "found house security film of paranormal event" genre kind of played out? Here are 10 sequels we never asked for:

Yearly Saw installments: Okay, so the first few films in the series used great twists, innovative traps, and serious gore. By the time we were three films in and we realized this woul...
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Joe Pantoliano Opens Up About His Battle With Depression

May 2nd, 2012 2:20pm EDT
Joe Pantoliano
The Sopranos star Joe Pantoliano has opened up about his fight with depression, revealing he once took up to 20 prescription pain pills a day to stabilize his mood.

The 60 year old had a challenging childhood - he was dyslexic, obese and bullied at school - and his mother Mary left his father Dominic for her third cousin, crime family associate Florio Isabella.

He admits his past took its toll after a close friend committed suicide, and the actor began self-medicating with alcohol, sex, and prescription drugs, at one point swallowing more than two dozen Vicodin pills a day.

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Keanu Reeves Partners With China Film Group For Directorial Debut

August 10th, 2011 9:46am EDT
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves is in negotiations to make his directorial debut with a Mandarin and English-speaking movie he has written.

The actor is in talks to have "Man of Tai Chi," a bilingual martial arts project he scripted, picked up by bosses at the China Film Group.

Reeves will also star in the film alongside kung fu expert Tiger Chen, who he met while shooting "The Matrix."
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Ted Danson To Replace Laurence Fishburne On 'CSI'

July 13th, 2011 3:33pm EDT
Ted Danson
Former Cheers star Ted Danson is stepping in to replace Laurence Fishburne on hit TV drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The Matrix actor's contract on the series expired at the end of season 11 earlier this year, two years after he was cast to replace series regular William Petersen.

TV bosses have now appointed Danson as the show's chief investigator in a bid to boost ratings, and executive producer Don McGill knew the former Cheers star was perfect for the show as soon as his name was brought up.

He says, "From the moment we all started talking about the role, it was clear he cou...
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Laurence Fishburne To Leave 'CSI'

June 8th, 2011 8:23am EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Actor Laurence Fishburne is leaving the cast of hit TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, more than two years after he stepped in to replace series regular William Petersen.

The Matrix star was handed a lead role in the Las Vegas crime show in late 2008 following the departure of Petersen, but the series has been plagued by plunging ratings over the last two seasons.

Fishburne's contract expired at the end of series 11 and will not be renewed for the upcoming season 12, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

TV bosses are reportedly hunting for a replacement for Fishburne to star in t...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back In 'The Governator' Trailer - Watch It

April 5th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
EW's Governator Cover
Despite the announcement arriving around April Fools' Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't joking around when he said he would be back as The Governator. A trailer was released today for the cartoon series, which is tentatively set to air in 2012 and was co-developed by Stan Lee.

Uhm, wow. Part-Terminator, part-Batman, Arnold access his secret hanger underneath his mansion and saddles up on a motorcycle while wearing some sort of power suit. Of course, there is that Matrix bullet-dodge thrown in as well. I'm also wondering what random kids are doing hanging out in Arnold's basemen...
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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Rules Out Reunion With Dad

September 3rd, 2010 5:20pm EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne's daughter Montana is adamant she wants nothing more to do with her movie star dad - until he accepts her move into the porn industry.

The 19 year old hit the headlines in July when it emerged she had filmed a sex tape in a bid to break into adult movies. Her saucy career choice reportedly devastated The Matrix star Fishburne, and he later cut ties with his daughter for "embarrassing" him by shooting the film.

Now, Montana Fishburne has confirmed she has no contact with her dad - and insists there is no going back unless he can accept her decision to become a porn sta...
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Laurence Fishburne Funding Daughter's Legal Defense?

August 25th, 2010 9:40am EDT
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Laurence Fishburne is paying for his troubled daughter's legal fight in an assault case, despite allegedly cutting ties with her following her move into the porn industry, according to a U.S. report.

Montana Fishburne recently moved out of the actor's Los Angeles home after taking an "embarrassing" step into the adult movie market and appearing in a sex tape.

The 19 year old reportedly contacted The Matrix star last week, when Laurence reportedly told her he will refuse to speak to her until she turns her "life around".

But now it has been revealed the actor actively hired Montana's lawy...
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Laurence Fishburne Cuts Ties With His 'Embarrassing' Daughter

August 17th, 2010 8:48am EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne has told his daughter she is no longer welcome in his life following her "embarrassing" step into the adult movie market.

Montana Fishburne recently moved out of the actor's Los Angeles home as she hatched plans to launch herself as a porn star, and did not speak to her famous father for several weeks after clips from her X-rated film debut hit the internet.

The 19 year old finally contacted The Matrix star on Monday, and the pair endured a heated telephone conversation. The teenager revealed to TMZ.com that her dad told her, "I'm not going to speak with you 'till yo...
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Ice Cube Offers Support To Laurence Fishburne

August 16th, 2010 11:19pm EDT
Ice Cube
Rapper Ice Cube has offered his "Boyz 'N the Hood" co-star Laurence Fishburne his support as the actor deals with his daughter's sex tape scandal.

"The Matrix" star has been left stunned by his daughter Montana's decision to star in an explicit adult film to kickstart her own acting ambitions.

Footage from the sex tape has already appeared online, leaving her movie star father upset and shocked, according to Montana. To add insult to injury, Montana's 2009 prostitution arrest has also come to the fore.

Fishburne has yet to comment on the tape, but Ice Cube has jumped to his defense, tell...
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Laurence Fishburne's Daughter On Doing Porn: 'This Is Not About Him - It's About Me'

August 8th, 2010 11:18pm EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne's daughter has moved out of her father's Los Angeles home as she tries to forge a career for herself as a porn actress.

Montana Fishburne, 19, has reportedly infuriated "The Matrix" star by filming an adult video with Vivid Entertainment, titled "Montana Fishburne: An A-List Daughter Makes her XXX Debut," which is set for release later this month.

The teenager reveals she was living with her dad, his second wife Gina Torres, and their baby daughter Delilah in their Hollywood Hills mansion until recently, when she decided to find her own place so she could pursue her dre...
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A Writer's Theory On 'Inception' (Part 2 of 2)

August 6th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio and the World
Note: This is continued from my previous post and makes no sense if you have not read that post. Oh, and MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT!!! Do not continue if you have not seen Inception!

Now then, where was I? Oh, right, I was trying to convince you all that (a) I'm not a complete lunatic and (b) Inception is nothing but a dream.

My third point then, is that little conveniences abound throughout the film. The team for a blatantly illegal enterprise is located quite easily (all while time is compressed dream-style), and even Ariadne (Ellen Page) simply says "Yes" despite the fact that we have zero ...
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Inspired By Kim Kardashian, Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Makes Sex Tape

July 30th, 2010 10:06am EDT
Laurence Fishburne
Laurence Fishburne's teenage daughter has reportedly filmed a part in an explicit adult film in a bid to break into Hollywood.

"The Matrix" star's 19-year-old daughter Montana Fishburne is said to be hoping to make a name for herself with her sex tape, citing socialite Kim Kardashian as her inspiration.

Kardashian is widely known for an intimate home movie she and her ex-boyfriend, singer Ray J, filmed together.

Celebrity website TMZ.com quotes Fishburne as saying, "I've watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape."

Fishbur...
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Will 'Inception' Be Too Smart For Audiences?

July 16th, 2010 12:08pm EDT
inception
When “Inception” opens on July 16, moviegoers are likely to experience a film unlike anything they have ever seen. Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending, sci-fi heist film is being praised as the best film of 2010 and possibly the most intelligent movie to come out in the last several years. Older movie lovers may remember seeing Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” in the theater when it was first released in 1968 and feeling as if they had just watched a truly groundbreaking achievement in cinema. This summer, Nolan may unleash a similar event on audiences who have been mostly kept in the...
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Will Adrien Brody Be Eaten Alive in 'Predators'?

July 8th, 2010 9:49am EDT
Predators - Adrien Brody
When people think of action movie stars, one of the last names that comes to mind is Adrien Brody, Academy Award-winner for “The Pianist” and hip-hop enthusiast. After this summer though, that perception or lack of confidence may change. On July 9 Brody will appear in “Predators,” the new chapter in the “Predator” franchise, as Royce the leader of a band of humans who find themselves on the Predators’ home planet.

Brody has had an incredibly diverse career as an actor and has worked with such filmmakers as Roman Polanski, M. Night Shyamalan, Wes Anderson and Peter Jackson. Clearly, Brody c...
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Can 'The Wolfman' Live Up To These Werewolf Movies?

February 12th, 2010 1:11pm EST
The Wolfman
The Wolfman, inspired by the classic Universal film, premieres in theaters today. It continues the tradition of films based on lycanthropy since Werewolf of London in 1935. There has been a plethora of werewolf films since, and here are some particularly memorable ones.

Dog Soldiers: Like 28 Days Later, Dog Soldiers was a gritty horror movie from overseas that helped resurrect the genre for another decade. Dog Soldiers also helped boost its director's career - Neil Marshall has since directed horror films The Descent and Doomsday. 28 Days Later's director, Danny Boyle, has since helmed h...
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Spotlight On Films In Which Technology Has Gone Awry: Our Grim Future Awaits

September 23rd, 2009 12:43pm EDT
Surrogates
As we look forward to the future, we are hopeful that technology and the overall standard of living will continue to improve. Many films set in the distant or even in the more immediate future paint it as a grim place where our dependence on technology has blinded us to our own humanity.

We are reminded that technology yields great power and that great power can corrupt our souls. Films portraying this version of our future are meant to provoke commentary about the ethical dilemmas the characters face and to help steer humanity in a more thoughtful direction.

With the movie "Surroga...
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Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes' Will 'Deliver And Surprise People'

July 22nd, 2009 10:40am EDT
Sherlock Holmes
Guy Ritchie has enjoyed a cult following in America for his British gangster flicks like Snatch and Rocknrolla. He's been more famous for his marriage to, and divorce from, Madonna. This Christmas, everyone will know his directing skills. His Sherlock Holmes film is likely to get noticed for its own merits.

"I hope so," said producer Susan Downey, wife of Sherlock actor Robert Downey, Jr. "He did an amazing job, on a scale that no one's seen him work on before. He delivered. I think it's going to surprise people."

Ritchie's British films were characterized by kinetic violence and flas...
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Buffy Vs. Edward Cullen, Celeb Butt Cracks, 56 Tattoo Lies & More (Links)

June 23rd, 2009 3:00pm EDT
56 Tattoo Lies, Buffy Vs. Edward Cullen, Celeb Butt cracks
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. You can submit links to any of the interesting stuff you may find around the web, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything.

All you have to do is log in to Starpulse. Not a member yet? Why? It's easy to do, all you need is an email address and then you pick a user name and password. And we'll never give out any of your private information. Seriously, here's our privacy policy if you're actually concerned about it.

- Submit link...
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The Best And Worst Of Keanu Reeves

December 16th, 2008 9:51am EST
Keanu Reeves
You either love him or hate him: Keanu Reeves has been called anything from "yummalicious" and "OMG!! HOT! HOT! HOT!" to "a talentless, limp little douche of a man with all the charisma of a sack of onions." (Those are all actual quotes, people.)

Bashing (and defending) Keanu Reeve's acting skills is apparently a popular pastime on the internet. The best (or should I say worst) quotes have thankfully been collected here. On the occasion of his new film's release ("The Day the Earth Stood Still), Starpulse takes a look back at the best and worst of Keanu's career.

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The Mat...
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Latest 'Heroes' Ep Has Bad Writing, Predictable Plot Points

November 18th, 2008 12:52pm EST
Heroes
So this pretentious episode of Heroes begins with a narration about the meaning of an eclipse being unknowable and divine yet somehow we all know that in the next episode it will all be magically revealed, oh yeah, because they've been advertising this whole thing since last week.

Arthur Petrelli stands in front of Hiro, his hands over Hiro's ears, squeezing Hiro's head, Hiro screams and screams and screams some more. Arthur says, "You had one job to do…never send a boy to do a man's job." What a load of bad writing. This obscure reference only makes sense when the camera drops back t...
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The Red Pill Or The Blue Pill In... Today's Links

November 10th, 2008 7:00pm EST
The Matrix
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Does this thong make her butt look big? - Candy Kirby

What if "The Matrix" ran on Windows - College Humor

If website banner ads were forced to be truthful - Cracked

Angelina Jolie in a tiny black dress at the "Kung Fu Panda" DVD release party - Superficial

Fat guy + cheap pool = fail.

5 hottest celeb chicks you know are all-natural - Double Viking

10 great fat guy moments...
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Our Favorite Girls With Guns

October 30th, 2008 2:34pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Long before Angelina Jolie (or Sarah Palin for that matter) ever picked up a gun, hot chicks in movies and TV have been packing heat. Kate Jackson (who turns 60 this week!) and the other stars of the original "Charlie’s Angels" inspired a generation of girls to feather their hair and kick butt.

Here’s our list of the top 15 gun-toting beauties, past and present. Doesn’t matter what side of the law they’re on. All that counts here is how they look wielding a piece.

See our Girls With Guns Flipbook here.

15. Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson in Charlie’s Angels

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Check Out 'The Ultimate Matrix Collection,' Now On DVD!

October 21st, 2008 7:02am EDT
The Matrix
The definitive ten-disc DVD set, "The Ultimate Matrix Collection" features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever with a newly remastered picture and sound for The Matrix.

Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited and the best-selling The Animatrix, plus five entirely new DVDs packed solid with brand-new supplemental materials that encompass every aspect of the Matrix universe, including two new audio commentaries on each film, Enter the Matrix video game footage, 106 deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more!

Check out the of...
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Our Favorite Canadian Actors

July 3rd, 2008 9:47am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Given that the United States and Canada closely share days of pride in their country on the calendar, it seemed only logical to single out the many wonderful people that our neighbors to the north have proudly shared for all to enjoy. Following are some of the many comedic, talented, and gorgeous celebrity men and women that call Canada "home."

THE GENTLEMAN

Dan Aykroyd

Born in Ottawa, Ontario on July 1 (Canada Day!), Aykroyd's face has been seen on many a movie screen. He started his comedy with Second City Stage Troupe in Toronto and moved on to pursue an acting caree...
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