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The Most Rad Flicks From The 80s

April 5th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Top Gun
The 80s might have been the age of MTV and Heavy Metal, but don’t think that there weren’t some thrilling films rocking at the box office as well. This denim-clad, hairspray overflowing decade birthed the movie blockbuster megafranchise and the teenage angst anthem, selling out theater seats as galactic space emperors and high school heartthrobs sent cinematic shockwaves up our spines.

The movies may not have been as Oscar-worthy as those from ten years earlier. But just like the high top sneakers and parachute pants the defined the decade, these movies were loud, flamboyant, and instantly...
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Is Charlie Sheen Just Playing a Game With us? That Could be why he's Winning

March 4th, 2011 6:13pm EST
Still Winning..! Pong!#winning #tigerblood on Twitpic
Eat your heart out Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher - (former) Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen hit the million follower mark a mere day after starting his page on Twitter. The reached the milestone within 26 hours of starting his account - a record for the social networking site.

But despite all the crazy lately, it seems that Charlie knows what he's doing, and has know it all along - especially when it comes to generating buzz.

A new story from The Hollywood Reporter says that the star sought out Ad.ly, a company that pays celebrities to make endorsements for such br...
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Watch Classic Scenes & See the Full List of Every Best Picture Oscar Winner Ever

February 27th, 2011 8:50pm EST
The Artist
2011 (84th) The Artist (Watch scenes)
2010 (83rd) The King's Speech (Watch scenes from this film!)
2009 (82nd) The Hurt Locker (Watch scenes from The Hurt Locker)
2008 (81st) Slumdog Millionaire
2007 (80th) No Country for Old Men (Watch classic scenes from No Country for Old Men)
2006 (79th) The Departed (Watch classic scenes from The Departed)
2005 (78th) Crash

2004 (77th) Million Dollar Baby (Watch classic scenes from this film!)

2003 (76th) The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (Watch more scenes from it!)

2002 (75th) Chicago
2001 (74th) A Beau...
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Josh Brolin Really, Really Likes Johnny Depp, Says 'Thank God He Exists'

September 28th, 2010 8:20am EDT
Johnny Depp
Movie star Josh Brolin feels blessed to be friends with Johnny Depp because the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" star is the best actor alive.

The star and Depp almost fell out when both were up for a lead role on TV show "21 Jump Street" in the mid 1980s - a part Depp eventually landed.

But the two actors have remained friends and Brolin could not be happier for his pal's success.

He tells Playboy magazine, "I have more respect for that guy than for most people out there because he...has done it his own way. He's found whatever his niche is, and it's a big one. What a f**king talent, man. Eve...
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Eight World War II Movies To Watch Before 'Inglourious Basterds'

August 18th, 2009 10:40am EDT
The Thin Red Line
With the release of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds Friday, we're excited about what this often-perverse, slightly deranged and mostly genius mind will do with a movie about World War 2's Nazi-occupied France.

Looking back at the movies that Hollywood tackled on the same subject, most have been re-creations of bloody battles or stories of specific personalities involved, but very few ever added the comic punch that Tarantino's flick will surely carry out.

In anticipation of the film, here is a list of World War II films to watch before the release of "Inglorious Basterds" o...
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Overrated & Underrated Oscar Winners For Best Picture

February 16th, 2009 9:00am EST
Gladiator
Saying a Best Picture winner is overrated is quite simple. If you think a movie is terrible and it won Best Picture ipso facto it is overrated. But what about an underrated Best Picture winner?

By definition, it should be impossible for a Best Picture winner to be underrated. Why? Because they already won - so their greatness is recognized. It's like having an underrated Hall-of-Famer or underrated Adult Film Award Winner, it should be impossible.

That simply isn't true, however. There are several Best Picture winners that have been completely forgotten over the years, many...
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Josh Brolin, Others Arrested In Bar Brawl

July 13th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Josh Brolin
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.

Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said.

The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police could not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been rel...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters L Through Z

May 29th, 2008 10:45am EDT
Danny Trejo
Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy." Part Two: Letters L-Z. If you missed the first installment, you can check it out here.

Stubborn General or Muslim, Harry Lennix

Lennix played Lock, the unbelieving general in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions. He appeared in short bursts in TV shows such as Diagnosis Murder and ER before a longer stay on Commander in Chief. He played a Moor in Titus and a Muslim in 24. He is currently s...
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In Honor Of Memorial Day Weekend: Our Favorite War Movies

May 23rd, 2008 8:30am EDT
Saving Private Ryan
Memorial Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in war or any military action. Americans often celebrate Memorial Day by watching the Indy 500, going shopping, or having family picnics. Why not spend this Memorial Day thinking about the soldiers who gave their lives to the United States by watching a war film?

The staff here at Starpulse.com got together and came up with a list of some of our favorite war movies. Here they are in no particular order:

Band of Brothers (2001) - Yes, we know it's technically a mini-series, but it's so good we had to include it. The ...
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Reverse Typecasting: What Happens When An Actor's Current Role Destroys Past Work

March 26th, 2008 12:02pm EDT
James Gandolfini
Typecasting is an actor's worst nightmare. The last thing a professional wants to happen is getting pigeonholed into the same role time after time following a breakthrough performance. Usually this happens at the beginning of a career, such as the case of Bob Denver. Denver was Gilligan for the rest of his career and essentially the rest his life. In fact, we dare you to think of one role Jim Nabors played other than Gomer Pyle (a prize to anyone who shouted out "Lugs Harvey in Stroker Ace").

In recent years, we have noticed a new phenomenon. In the past it was not as common for actors...
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Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks

February 28th, 2008 12:27pm EST
Purple Rain
Starpulse recently ran a 'Top Ten 80s Albums' list, in which the inclusion of the Top Gun soundtrack inspired me to come up with a list of the "Top Ten 80s Movie Soundtracks." After doing a little 'freshening up,' both through my own personal collection, growing-up-80's memories and, oh, some website that has info about movies & music and the like, I've narrowed my list down to the top ten.

(And no, "Top Gun" didn't take my breath away and make it onto the list)

The main criteria used here is that only the film had to be released in the 80s, not the music contained on its soundtrack. I...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 31

May 31st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Happy Birthday to Irish actor Colin Farrell (1976), "Resident Evil Apocalypse" actress Sienna Guillory (1975), actress Brooke Shields (1965), 80s pop singer Corey Hart (1962), actress Lea Thompson (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor/comedian Chris Elliott (1960), disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson (1954; d. 2000), actor Gregory Harrison (1950), "Platoon" star Tom Berenger (1949), Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham (1948; d. 1980), actress Sharon Gless (1943), Peter, Paul and Mary singer Peter Yarrow (1938), country music singer Johnny Paycheck (1938; d. 2003), prolific actor/director Clint ...
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Oliver Stone To Receive 'Hollywood Director Of The Year' Award

October 18th, 2006 11:12am EDT
Oliver Stone
Hollywood screenwriter, producer, and director Oliver Stone is to be honored by the Hollywood Fest with the "Hollywood Director of the Year Award." A celebratory retrospective of his films, followed by "A Conversation With" the auteur and his guests, will be showcased during the festival. Films include Salvador, Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, and World Trade Center.

The 10th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, co-chaired by Paula Wagner and presented by Starz, will honor Stone. The award will be bestowed upon him as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 31

May 31st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Happy Birthday to Irish actor Colin Farrell (1976), "Resident Evil Apocalypse" actress Sienna Guillory (1975), actress Brooke Shields (1965), 80s pop singer Corey Hart (1962), actress Lea Thompson (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor/comedian Chris Elliott (1960), disco singer Vicki Sue Robinson (1954; d. 2000), actor Gregory Harrison (1950), "Platoon" star Tom Berenger (1949), Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham (1948; d. 1980), actress Sharon Gless (1943), Peter, Paul and Mary singer Peter Yarrow (1938), country music singer Johnny Paycheck (1938; d. 2003), prolific actor/director Clint ...
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Oliver Stone To Get Special MGM Award at Cannes Film Festival

May 12th, 2006 10:52am EDT
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone will receive the first annual Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Leo The Lion Award on May 21 at the Cannes Film Festival. The award has been established to recognize and encourage artistic excellence in individuals who, through significant contributions to filmmaking, have made an indelible impact on the overall value and merit of the library of MGM released films as well as on the world's movie going public.

Oliver Stone's Platoon, the Vietnam War film starring Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger and Forest Whitaker, will have a special screening at the Palais des Festival. "Plat...
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Controversy Surrounds Oliver Stone's 9/11 Film

January 31st, 2006 9:29am EST
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone has hit out at reports his new 9/11 film will have a political agenda, insisting it will focus on two American civilians' fight for survival. Stone's film, which has been given the working title of "World Trade Center," will feature Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage in the lead role.

The movie maker has courted controversy in the past with politically-charged Vietnam war films such as Platoon and Born on the Fourth of July.

He says, "This is not about the motives of the terrorists, or who the terrorists were, or the politics of 9/11 in any way. This film is the story of ...
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Lions Gate Announces Voice Cast for Foodfight!

October 26th, 2005 2:14pm EDT
Eva Longoria
Threshold Animation Studios and Lions Gate Family Entertainment are making a trip to the supermarket a superstar affair with the announcement of casting for several voice roles in their animated epic Foodfight! Joining previously announced cast members Hilary and Haylie Duff are Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Wayne Brady, Chris Kattan and Christopher Lloyd. The cast will give voice to the main characters in the feature that will include more than 15,000 characters in what may be the largest animated scene ever.

Foodfight! is scheduled for a Fall 2006 release and takes place in a superma...
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