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Check Out The 'Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection' On Blu-ray June 4

June 3rd, 2013 6:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection
Get the "Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection" on blu-ray June 4, just in time for Father's Day.

Born on May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, Eastwood grew up in Depression-era California. In 1951, he was drafted into the Army, where he was a swimming instructor during the Korean War. At Fort Ord near Carmel, Calif., he first became interested in acting.

By the end of the 1960s and starring in a string of westerns, Eastwood had become one of the biggest stars in the world.

While he was laying the foundation for what turned out to be an acclaimed and award-winning career as a director, Eastwood jo...
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Q&A: 'Person of Interest' Star Kevin Chapman

January 26th, 2012 11:00am EST
Kevin Chapman
Veteran actor Kevin Chapman is one of the stars of CBS' new hit Person of Interest, but that's just scratching the surface of his lengthy resume.

Chapman plays Detective Lionel Fusco, a corrupt cop who functions as an NYPD source for John Reese (Jim Caviezel). It's a role that has brought Chapman some much-deserved attention. But die-hard TV fans will have seen his face a dozen times before.

It was Chapman who brought real menace (and yet, surprising humanity on at least one occasion) to the role of an Irish mob boss on Showtime's underrated drama series Brotherhood. He's also appeared on...
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'The Town' With It All: The Best Boston Based Films

September 17th, 2010 11:00am EDT
town
On Tuesday night, Boston’s historical Fenway Park switched it up a bit and went from baseball to the box office, as Ben Affleck held the premiere of his highly anticipated crime thriller, The Town, inside the world famous stadium.

Along with the cast and crew of The Town, Matt Damon was also in attendance to support his long-time pal. Set in Charlestown, MA, The Town centers upon four masked bank robbers that have romantic, legal, and life threatening problems surrounding them. Affleck wrote, directed, and starred in the thriller, and with its Friday opening, it won’t take long to find out...
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Sean Penn Hopes His Critics 'Die Of Rectal Cancer'

March 4th, 2010 9:29pm EST
Sean Penn
Sean Penn has opened fire on critics of his recent mercy mission to Haiti, stating he hopes they all die of rectal cancer.

The controversial "Mystic River" star has been so caught up in the relief effort in earthquake-ravaged Haiti in recent weeks, he hasn't paid attention to what politicians and newsmakers have been saying about him.

But, now he's home, the 49-year-old can't believe his actions have upset so many people - and he's disturbed that his critics can't just see the good in what he's trying to do in Haiti, where he helped establish a private relief organization.

In a taped TV ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Shutter Island,' 'The Ghost Writer,'

February 15th, 2010 3:50pm EST
TRAILER TALK: THIS WEEK IN MOVIES 2/14/10
Last week I caught Steve Buscemi's dark comedy "St. John of Las Vegas" which was slightly disappointing. While the right brand of humor was there; twisted laughs and awkward moments that inspire chuckles

, I felt that the film did not have much to say.

The overarching story seemed to be building up to some kind of life altering self-realization or dramatic event taking place in Las Vegas for Buscemi's character John Alighieri. This moment never really came, and as a result the entire film seemed very anti-climactic.

Buscemi and Romany Malco make a hilarious team, as Malco's chara...
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The Toast Of Beantown: Boston's Best Movies

October 30th, 2009 10:32am EDT
The Boondock Saints
In 1999, Troy Duffy showed audiences that New York City isn't the only major metropolitan place where mob violence and nefarious dealings happen on film. Using Boston as a backdrop for his cult hit "Boondock Saints," Duffy gave the city a gritty image that reignited interest in the area.

"Boondock Saints" follows the MacManus brothers, a pair of vigilantes who decide to carry out their own brand of violent justice on the criminals of Boston. As a proud Boston resident, I'm thrilled to announce the premiere today of "Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," which brings the MacManus brother...
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An Idiot's Guide To The Oscar's Best Actor Award

January 28th, 2009 10:16am EST
Sean Penn/Mickey Rourke
(TJAGS is a weekly column) "Whatever happens, whether it includes Mickey or I, or not, at this next thing ... we know that the TV people have got their dog fight. But, they're idiots."

- Sean Penn, during his acceptance speech for Best Actor at the Screen Actors Guild Award Ceremony

I am not what Sean Penn would probably classify as a "TV person" (I do like TV, though, if that's what he meant); luckily though, I am kind of an idiot. So, yeah Sean, you're right! We do have a dogfight for the Best Actor Academy Award on February 22. In fact, if recent reports are to be believed, it ...
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Tim Robbins & Rachel McAdams Star In 'The Lucky Ones,' On DVD Jan. 27

January 23rd, 2009 5:30pm EST
The Lucky Ones
From the director of The Illusionist, The Lucky Ones, starring Rachel McAdams (The Notebook) with Academy Award® winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, 2004) and Michael Peña (Crash), is the humorous, yet gripping drama about three soldiers on leave who take an unexpected road trip across the United States. An Official Selection of the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, The Lucky Ones was called "Spellbinding" by Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) and "a sharply observed, smart road movie" (Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News) with "sharp, heartfelt performances" (Philadelphia Inquirer). The DVD contains ...
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Tis The Season For... Things We Love (To Hate!)

December 24th, 2008 5:45pm EST
Pearl Harbor
With the holiday season upon us in full force, we thought it would be totally inappropriate if we came up with this list of things in the entertainment world that totally annoy us, repulse us, bother us, and that we just plain can't stand. Yeah, "hate" is a really strong word so we aren't going to use that any further than just hyperbole for our headline here.

But seriously, we get tired of hearing about the celebs, despise these films and cannot stand either the music or image of the bands and musicians listed below. Be sure to add your comments at let us know who you can't stand at ...
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The Best and Worst of Sean Penn

November 28th, 2008 10:00am EST
Sean Penn
Since his first film appearance, Sean Penn has changed Hollywood with the diversity of his characters. From a Death Row inmate to a jazz musician to a mentally disabled father, Penn has truly earned respect and admiration from fans and fellow actors. In no particular order, here are his best and worst films. Note: The worst films are not necessarily on the list because of the acting.

Best

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

A classic '80s film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High chronicles the drama of several California teenagers. The film has since become an icon for the decade wher...
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Spotlight On Talented, Oscar-Winning Movie Stars

June 23rd, 2008 8:45am EDT
Daniel Day-Lewis
There are many talented people in Hollywood who have won a coveted Oscar, and there are so many talented winners that it's difficult to just name a few.

Daniel Day-Lewis is known as one of the most selective actors in the industry; he's starred in only four movies in the last 10 years. Whenever Day-Lewis has a movie being released, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stands up and takes notice. He's won two Academy Awards for Best Actor: His first was in 1989 for his role as Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" and the other in 2007 for his work as Daniel Plainview in "There Wil...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should There Be A Separate Comedic Category For The Academy Awards?

February 13th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Think of your favorite comedies. Whether it be Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Caddyshack, Animal House, or recent films like Dumb and Dumber, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin or Borat, they all have something in common. Each film boasts incredible performances, and the Academy has not recognized any of them. How is this fair? Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller - all the successful comic actors should get their due.

It is equally hard to create a great comedy as it is to make a gripping drama. The Golden Globes have a separate category for comedic perfo...
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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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Celebrity Birthdays, October 16

October 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Bob Weir
Happy Birthday to WNBA star and former UCONN Husky Sue Bird (1980), whiney singer John Mayer (1977), NHL star Paul Kariya (1974), Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea (1962), Mystic River star Tim Robbins (1958), Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir (1947), actress/entrepreneur Suzanne Somers (1946), FOX sports announcer Tim McCarver (1941), Alice star Linda Lavin (1937), Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury (1925), American playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888; d. 1953), Irish author/poet Oscar Wilde (1854; d. 1900), and dictionary pioneer Noah Webster (1758; d. 1843).
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 14

August 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Mila Kunis
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" and "Family Guy" actress Mila Kunis (1983), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic (1974), "JAG" actress Catherine Bell (1968), "Monster's Ball" actress Halle Berry (1966), screenwriter Brannon Braga (1964), "The Brady Bunch" actress Susan Olsen (1961), British Broadway singing sensation Sarah Brightman (1960), basketball legend Magic Johnson (1959), "Mystic River" actress Marcia Gay Harden (1959), film composer James Horner (1953), "The Far Side" creator Gary Larson (1950), novelist Danielle Steel (1947), actress Susan Saint James (1946), actor Antonio Fargas...
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Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Bright Eyes Highlight Jesse Harris-Penned Soundtrack For 'The Hottest State'; Out Aug. 7

August 6th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Hottest State
The soundtrack for the film, The Hottest State isn't just another compilation of songs pulled out of obscurity and thrown together for a movie companion piece. No way. If anything, this album and it is indeed, an album--could also be categorized as a tribute record. The album features sixteen songs, plus two score passages, all recorded exclusively for the film by some of the finest names in music today, all for the benefit of paying tribute to one of the brightest new songwriting talents in the last two decades: Jesse Harris. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jesse Harris wrote all the ...
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Debut EP From 'Phantom Of The Opera' Star Emmy Rossum Released

August 2nd, 2007 7:00pm EDT
Emmy Rossum
Geffen Records is proud to present the debut EP from Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera, Mystic River, The Day After Tomorrow, Poseidon).

"This music is who I am," says 20-year-old Emmy Rossum of her self-titled debut on Geffen Records. "In the movies, I've always felt like one piece of the puzzle. But this is all me. It's my baby. I get to write, direct and star. And that's the most fulfilling thing. It's everything I've always wanted to do. This music is so close to me. It's something new… You can't categorize it."

With a Golden Globe nomination for her performance as Christ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 16

October 16th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Bob Weir
Happy Birthday to WNBA star and former UCONN Husky Sue Bird (1980), whiney singer John Mayer (1977), NHL star Paul Kariya (1974), Red Hot Chili Pepper Flea (1962), Mystic River star Tim Robbins (1958), Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir (1947), actress/entrepreneur Suzanne Somers (1946), FOX sports windbag Tim McCarver (1941), Alice star Linda Lavin (1937), Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury (1925), American playwright Eugene O'Neill (1888; d. 1953), Irish author/poet Oscar Wilde (1854; d. 1900), and dictionary pioneer Noah Webster (1758; d. 1843).
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Clint Eastwood Composed Score To "Flags Of Our Fathers;" Soundtrack Out Oct. 17

October 5th, 2006 11:38am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Milan Records releases music from the motion picture "Flags of our Fathers," featuring an original score composed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, previously Golden Globe nominated as a composer for his work on "Million Dollar Baby." Along with his score, his son Kyle Eastwood also provides re-recordings of classic music from the period. The Milan soundtrack features nostalgic standards arranged by Kyle including works by Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne and John Philip Sousa, as well as original recordings by Dinah Shore and Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five. Milan releases the soun...
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