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Jonah Hill Says He's 'Bored' With Comedy Roles

March 15th, 2012 12:37pm EDT
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill is eager to move away from the comedy roles which made him famous, insisting they're "boring" and "just not as inspiring" as working on drama movies.

The actor helped make 2007 hits Superbad and Knocked Up box office success stories, but his turn in Brad Pitt's sports movie Moneyball last year prompted nominations for a slew of top honors.

Hill now wants to focus on more serious roles, admitting funny films no longer stimulate him as much as they once did.

He tells Reuters, "The past 10 years, I've made a lot of comedy films. It's just not as inspiring to me anymore as an a...
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Jonah Hill Re-teams With Brad Pitt For 'True Story'

February 28th, 2012 10:48pm EST
Jonah Hill
Moneyball co-stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are to reteam for a new movie about New York Times journalist Michael Finkel.

The actors became friends while shooting the Oscar-nominated baseball film, based on a real-life story, and Pitt has now helped Hill line up his next acting job in True Story, a big screen adaptation of Finkel's memoir.

The Oscar nominee will portray Finkel, who was fired from the publication in 2002 after he was found to have made up an account in an investigative article about child laborers in Africa.

Days later, in a strange twist, fugitive murder suspect Christia...
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'The Artist' & 'Hugo' Top Oscars With Five Wins Each (Full List Of Academy Award Winners)

February 27th, 2012 12:46am EST
The Artist and Hugo
Tom Hanks, who ended last year's Academy Awards by announcing Best Picture winner The King's Speech, started things off at this year's Oscars by handing out the evening's first two awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Both awards went to Martin Scorsese's 3D family film Hugo, quickly setting the tone for a possible upset in the coveted Best Picture category at the end of the ceremony.

But that wasn't to be, as frontrunner The Artist took most of the night's major awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Director (Michel Hazanavicius).

Both films finishe...
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Notable Oscar Nomination Predictions: And the Winners Are*

February 26th, 2012 7:24pm EST
Oscars 2012
Last year, I wrote this whole piece about why The King’s Speech would beat out The Social Network for best picture. I found my own comments to be witty, on point. Genius. (I’m kidding… maybe). In fact, I love to go through the nomination list of the Academy Awards and Grammys every year and predict the winners, put up some jellybeans in a friend pool and brag about my winnings later.

The Grammys unfortunately are a joke, which is a huge shame given that music and the politics of it are my first love. The Oscars? Quite relevant, actually! My favorite writer (Grantland’s Bill Simmons) once s...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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'Hugo' & 'The Artist' Lead 2012 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 24th, 2012 9:20am EST
Oscars 2012
Martin Scorsese's first foray into 3D filmmaking, Hugo and director Michel Hazanavicius' black & white silent comedy-drama The Artist topped this year's list of nominations, pulling in 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, for the 2012 Academy Awards.

Both films are nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay awards.

Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar last year for her role in Winter's Bone and stars in the upcoming, highly anticipated The Hunger Games, joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak in Beverly Hills to announ...
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'The Artist' Leads 2012 BAFTA Nominations

January 17th, 2012 8:17am EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist looks set to continue its winning streak after picking up a massive 12 nominations for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

The critically-acclaimed film, which won a coveted Best Picture prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday, now looks set to dominate the U.K. film awards after the nominations were announced on Tuesday.

The Artist scored 12 nods in categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, as well as acting honors for its stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

British drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is another major c...
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Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Best And Worst Of 2011

January 16th, 2012 3:29pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
The highly acclaimed Reservoir Dogs director, Quentin Tarantino, recently released a list of his Top 11 favorite movies of 2011, via The Quentin Tarantino Archives. The list is extremely varied, including a bunch of both mainstream and indie films. Although, some entries are quite unexpected, for example, The Three Musketeers was Tarantino’s 11th favorite movie. The number 1 spot was awarded to Woody Allen’s charming, Midnight in Paris, a complete opposite film compared to that of his favorite in 2010, a la, Toy Story 3.

Alas, with the good, always comes the bad and so Tarantino has also i...
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Brad Pitt And 'The Artist' Dominate The NYFCC Awards

January 10th, 2012 11:02am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt added to his trophy cabinet on Monday night by scooping the coveted Best Actor prize at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

The Hollywood hunk, who also landed a best actor honor at California's Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday, attended the Manhattan ceremony with his partner Angelina Jolie and picked up the trophy for his roles in Moneyball and The Tree of Life.

Silent movie The Artist also continued its success, being named Best Picture, while its maker, Michel Hazanavicius, landed the Best Director nod.

Meryl Streep was named Best Actress for her...
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The Best Of 2011 - Starpulse.com Editors' Picks

January 1st, 2012 9:00pm EST
Editor's Picks 2011
You've seen the rest, now see OUR best - Starpulse contributing editors Pete Weiss, Noelle Talmon, Kevin Blair & Casey Johnson bring you their favorites from the year that was - 2011. We've been watching & listening, too, and here's what we think are the best TV shows (Drama, Comedy & Reality), the best movie of the year, and the albums that had the most plays on our iPods...

Pete, Editorial

Best TV Show, Drama: Breaking Bad

The big networks should follow AMC's lead, as they continue to produce the best programs on television. Season 4 of Breaking Bad was no exception, great acting and...
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Brad Pitt Voted Top Money-Making Star Of The Year By Movie Theater Owners

December 30th, 2011 2:13pm EST
Brad Pitt in Moneyball
Brad Pitt has been named the "Top Money-Making Star of 2011," according to an annual survey of movie theatre owners.

Bosses at Quigley Publishing Company have asked theatre owners and film buyers to vote for their top 10 box office generators, and this year exhibitors credited Pitt with bringing in more traffic than any other celebrity due to his acting and/or vocal appearances in "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life," and "Happy Feet Two."

Coming in at number two was Pitt's pal George Clooney for both "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," and last year's winner, Johnny Depp, fell to third...
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'Top Ten Films Of 2011' - 'Two Jews On Film' Reveal Their Top Picks (Video)

December 29th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Top Ten Films Of 2011
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 2011 was a year filled with very eclectic films. We had movies about the end of the world, ('Melancholia' and 'Take Shelter') traveling back in time,('Midnight In Paris') homages to the early days of film-making, ('The Artist,' 'Hugo') as well as movies about some of our favorite sports, ('Moneyball' and 'Win Win').

We found ourselves laughing hysterically at a comedy about girl bonding, ('Bridesmaids') had our hearts touched by a few family films, ('We Bought A Zoo,' 'Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close') and a couple...anything but...('Tree Of...
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Jonah Hill Lived Rent-Free In Brad Pitt's New Orleans Home

December 23rd, 2011 8:29am EST
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill lived rent-free while shooting the big screen adaptation of 21 Jump Street in New Orleans, Louisiana - Brad Pitt offered up his home to the funnyman after starring together in Moneyball.

Hill began filming the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit 1980s TV show shortly after completing baseball film Moneyball with Pitt, and the Hollywood superstar didn't hesitate to hand over the keys to his empty New Orleans pad to his new pal.

The SuperBad actor tells Jon Stewart, "Brad is the coolest guy. It sucks because he's so handsome... You don't wanna like him so much!

"I was shooting ...
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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'The Help' Tops List Of 2012 SAG Film Nominees

December 14th, 2011 10:22am EST
The Help
The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and...
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'The Artist' And 'Hugo' Lead Critic Choice Awards Nominations

December 13th, 2011 2:31pm EST
Hugo
The Artist and Hugo have both been given major Oscars boosts after landing 11 nominations apiece for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards.

The two films, which have already picked up early awards, will compete for the Best Picture at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, as selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in America.

They will be up against Midnight in Paris, Drive, The Help, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Michael F...
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AFI Names Best Films Of 2011

December 12th, 2011 8:34am EST
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Help, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Bridesmaids have been named among the best movies of the year by the American Film Institute (AFI).

The institution has announced its top 10 films of the last 12 months, picked by a panel of industry experts including a number of former studio bosses, Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, and movie historian Leonard Maltin.

Other films to make the list include George Clooney's critically-acclaimed The Descendants, J. Edgar, Midnight In Paris, War Horse, Hugo and two Brad Pitt films - Moneyball and The Tree Of Life.

In the TV section, Brea...
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Review: Jonah Hill Deserves Better Than 'The Sitter'

December 10th, 2011 11:00am EST
The Sitter
Who would you rather watch in a movie about babysitting: a 1980s Elisabeth Shue or an overweight Jonah Hill? Let’s be honest, you’d probably pick Elisabeth Shue. And no, this argument is NOT based on looks. If you’ve seen his nuanced performances in “Cyrus” or “Moneyball,” then you’ll agree that Hill has outgrown crappy films like David Gordon Green’s “The Sitter,” regardless of former weight.

In an age of reboots and remakes, plenty of Hollywood scribes try to slyly spin an established idea or genre, by marketing it as new. However, rarely do they bring anything worthwhile ...
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Critics Predict 'The Artist' Will Win Best Picture At The Academy Awards

December 5th, 2011 8:59am EST
The Artist
Silent black and white movie "The Artist" has romped ahead of the Oscars favorites with top critics predicting Michel Hazanavicius' film will win Best Picture next February.

Nineteen of the 30 GoldDerby.com 'Oscarologists', who follow the race to the Academy Awards, have tipped "The Artist" for glory - a month after 11 of the then-26 experts picked George Clooney's "The Descendants" to win.

As such, "The Artist" is a 17/10 favorite, while "The Descendant" now lags behind in second place with 4/1 odds.

Steven Spielberg's "The War Horse" is third, while "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" ...
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'Drive' And 'War Horse' Lead 2011 Satellite Awards Nominations

December 2nd, 2011 9:18am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive and Steven Spielberg's latest epic War Horse lead the International Press Academy's nominations for the 2011 Satellite Awards with eight nods apiece.

Both movies are up for Best Film, alongside The Artist, The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Shame and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy while Drive's Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks are among the nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Competing with Gosling for the Best Actor trophy will be George Clooney (The Descendants), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Michael Fassbender (Sh...
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Brad Pitt Offered Support To Suicidal Journalist At 'Moneyball' Screening

December 2nd, 2011 9:10am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt had some kind words of encouragement for a suicidal fan during a question-and-answer session to promote his sports drama "Moneyball" on Sunday after the unnamed journalist revealed the inspiring film had helped him deal with a very difficult time in his life.

Ever-the-professional, the movie star responded to the choked-up reporter from the stage at the Sony Studios event in Culver City, California, after he recalled "contemplating suicide" in his car last year.

The movie star didn't dwell on the man's story, but agreed inspiration was "a big part of this film," adding stories l...
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'The Artist' Scores Big Wins At New York Film Critics Awards

November 29th, 2011 3:53pm EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist has been hotly-tipped for Oscars glory after winning two top trophies at the New York Film Critics Awards.

Officials at the New York Critics Circle, whose top picks are considered a good indicator for the Academy Awards, honored the black-and-white drama with Best Picture, while Michel Hazanavicius was named Best Director.

Brad Pitt claimed the title of Best Actor for his roles in Moneyball and The Tree of Life and while Meryl Streep took home Best Actress for her portrayal of Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, in The Iron Lady.

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'Real Steel' Knocks Out The Competition At Weekend Box Office

October 10th, 2011 8:51am EDT
Real Steel
Hugh Jackman's robot boxing film "Real Steel" fought off competition to debut at the top of the U.S. box office, raking in $27. 3 million over the weekend.

George Clooney and Ryan Gosling's highly-anticipated political drama "The Ides of March" premiered at second place with takings of $10.4 million, while last week's box office winner "Dolphin Tale" fell to third place after grossing $9.2 million.

Rounding out the top five were Brad Pitt's baseball movie "Moneyball" ($7.5 million) and cancer comedy "50/50" ($5.5 million) at fourth and fifth place respectively.
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'Dolphin Tale' Flips To Top Of Weekend Box Office

October 3rd, 2011 8:32am EDT
Dolphin Tale
Family drama "Dolphin Tale" has stunned movie experts in America by landing at the top of the box office in its second week on release.

The surprise hit, about a dolphin with a prosthetic fin, has netted over $37 million in 10 days - more than most film pundits expected the Harry Connick, Jr. movie to make in its entire run.

With takings of over $14 million from its second weekend on release, the film toppled "The Lion King 3D" and stepped ahead of Brad Pitt's baseball drama "Moneyball" to claim the top spot.

Cancer comedy "50/50" landed the highest debut at four with $8.8 million.

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Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Is Early Frontrunner For Best Picture Oscar

September 26th, 2011 7:52pm EDT
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg's heart-tugging new movie War Horse has emerged as the front-runner to land the Best Picture Oscar at the 2012 Academy Awards, according to Hollywood's top film experts.

A panel of movie critics and industry insiders have listed their early picks on website GoldDerby.com and the first Oscars race odds appear to favor War Horse over George Clooney films The Descendants and The Ides of March.

Also making the cut in the first Academy Awards Best Picture list are The Artist, J. Edgar, summer hit The Help, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, a...
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'Lion King' Beats 'Moneyball' At Weekend Box Office

September 26th, 2011 8:46am EDT
The Lion King
The 3D re-release of Disney classic "The Lion King" has chased off competition to remain top of the box office - the animated film raked in $22.1 million over the weekend.

Brad Pitt's baseball drama "Moneyball" slid into second place with an impressive opening of $20.6 million, narrowly beating Morgan Freeman's family movie "Dolphin Tale," which came in a close third with takings of $20.3 million.

Taylor Lautner's new action movie "Abduction" ($11.2 million) came in at four and Robert De Niro's thriller "Killer Elite" ($9.5 million) rounded out the top five.
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Jonah Hill Upset With 'Glee' Star Matthew Morrison

September 22nd, 2011 8:35pm EDT
Jonah Hill
Glee star Matthew Morrison's good-guy image has been left in tatters by Jonah Hill - the Moneyball star has outed his Hollywood nemesis as a party bully.

Hill went on late night TV on Wednesday and revealed Morrison was less than kind to him at a recent Fox party, held to promote the network's new season.

During an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Hill told the host the Glee star had picked on him at the event and left him feeling like an outcast.

He recalled, "This (publicity) woman is giving us these instructions... and no one is paying attention... and Zooey (Deschanel) sta...
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Two Jews Review 'Moneyball' And Only One Sees A Home Run (Video)

September 22nd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Moneyball
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz - First thing I must say is...I basically know nothing about sports. I do watch the Super Bowl but only for the commercials. That said, I absolutely loved 'Money Ball,' which goes to prove, that you don't have to be a baseball fan, to think that this film, written by Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillan and directed by Bennett Miller, is absolutely wonderful.

Brad Pitt portrays real life Baseball legend, Billy Beane. I'm sure there are many people out there that have no idea who Mr. Beane is...I being one of them. But I do now. Beane, once a promi...
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Q&A: Jonah Hill Talks 'Moneyball,' Acting In A Drama, And Directing

September 22nd, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Jonah Hill talks 'Moneyball'
You probably know Jonah Hill best for his role as the high school misfit Seth, in 2007’s hit comedy Superbad, even though he first hit the acting scene in 2004. Since 2007, he’s increased his profile as a comedic actor in numerous high profile projects like last year’s Cyrus and Get Him to the Greek.

Now that he’s established in comedy though, Hill is ready to challenge your expectations yet again. The actor has shed the excess pounds that made him famous, and he has taken on his first big dramatic role in Bennett Miller’s sports picture Moneyball. In the film, which is based on true...
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Brad Pitt Likes Taylor Lautner - As Sharkboy!

September 20th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt is a fan of Taylor Lautner, but not for his famous role as werewolf Jacob in the Twilight film series. Entertainment Weekly asked the Moneyball star about his thoughts on new vampire films, as he starred in 1994 film Interview with the Vampire.

"I don't know enough about it, really," Brad told the magazine. "Listen, because of my kids, I see only movies for 10 and under. I've seen them all, and I've seen them 10 times over."

That means he knows who Taylor Lautner is - from his role in The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D when he was 13.

"Sharkboy and Lavagirl? Tha...
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