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Top 10 Greatest And Most Memorable Teaser Trailers

April 28th, 2014 8:00pm EDT
Top 10 Greatest And Most Memorable Teaser Trailers
If there truly is art in making movie trailers, then teaser trailers should be considered the Mona Lisa of the film world. And with the recent barrage of summer teasers hitting the net and theaters, from "Godzilla" to the new "X-Men: Days of Future Past," there’s no shortage of trailer teasing goodness. But what truly makes a memorable one and more importantly is there skill in creating the early and much more succinct teaser trailer? We’re going to examine the phenomenon with a bird’s eye view of some known and some not so well known five star teasers that truly make the grade. Cinemat...
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9 Most Convincing Movie Psychopaths That Truly Scared Us

March 19th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Watching a classic horror film starring a trademark murderous psychopath always makes for good movie fun. But there are a select few of onscreen murderers whose presence has been so mesmerizingly terrifying that we couldn’t help but leap out of our seats when they slashed and diced up victims on screen. Sure, it’s only a movie, but tell that to these 9 psychopaths who really did scare us in real life.

Colonel Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds”

There is no scene as tense in recent cinema memory quite like Landa’s introductory encounter with the French dairy farmer. His smiles and courte...
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James Franco Recreates Hitchcock's 'Psycho' For London Exhibition

June 6th, 2013 5:38pm EDT
James Franco
James Franco has donned a blonde wig and a dress to pose as actress Janet Leigh from classic horror film Psycho for an upcoming exhibition in London.

The actor-turned-artist, who now shows his artwork around the world, is preparing to make his gallery debut in Britain. this month and he has revealed the multimedia exhibition will be themed around Alfred Hitchcock's famous 1960 thriller.

Franco has recreated the iconic Bates Motel neon sign, and shows footage from the Hitchcock classic as part of a creepy installation, and he has even dressed up as Janet Leigh to recreate scenes from the...
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Ralph Macchio Joins 'Hitchcock'

April 18th, 2012 9:39am EDT
Ralph  Macchio
The original Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio, has joined the all-star cast of Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock & The Making Of Psycho."

The actor will play revered screenwriter Joe Stefano opposite Anthony Hopkins, who will tackle movie legend Alfred Hitchcock in the film.

Macchio has tweeted his excitement about working with Hopkins, telling fans, "Really looking forward to the privilege of working with one of the greatest actors of our time."

Helen Mirren will portray Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville, while Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel have signed on to play "Psycho" stars Janet Leigh and Vera...
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Jessica Biel & Scarlett Johansson Join Cast Of 'Alfred Hitchcock And the Making Of Psycho'

March 21st, 2012 11:41pm EDT
Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel and fellow movie pin-up Scarlett Johansson have signed on to play the leading ladies of Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho in a new movie about the making of the classic.

Biel, who is engaged to Justin Timberlake, and Johannson, who was once romantically linked to the pop star after playing his love interest in the steamy "What Goes Around... Comes Around" video, will play Vera Mills and Janet Leigh respectively in Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho.

Deadline.com reports James D'Arcy will portray Psycho star Anthony Perkins, while Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren will ...
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Anthony Hopkins To Play Alfred Hitchcock In New Biopic

December 8th, 2011 10:01am EST
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins has signed on to play legendary director Alfred Hitchcock in a new biopic.

"Alfred Hitchcock & the Making of Psycho" is based on Stephen Rebello's book of the same name and the film will be directed by Sasha Gervasi.

Helen Mirren is in talks to play Hitchcock's wife, Alma Reville, according to CinemaBlend.com.

The film will chronicle Hitchcock's experiences while filming the thriller "Psycho" in the late 1950s. The film became an instant classic when it was released in 1960, and many film fans argue it is the director's greatest movie.

The role will mark Hopkins' latest ...
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Top Ten 'Worst Remakes' Ever

August 15th, 2011 7:00pm EDT
Fright Night 3D
With the arrival of the less-then-stellar update of the Tom Holland classic "Fright Night 3D" hitting theaters this week, we felt somewhat inspired to sink our own Starpulse film fangs into some equally frightful follow-up flops. Flicks so bad, so crappy and so obviously a ploy to rape the movie-goer of every penny that even the top studio execs still feel a tad dirty from the fallout. (Or maybe not!) So listen up all you cinema slackers out there (yes, even reported "Oldboy" remake filmmakers Steven Spielberg to Spike Lee – shame on all of you!) because below is a hard lesson on why cer...
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Silent Hitchcock Film Discovered In New Zealand

August 4th, 2011 11:00am EDT
This will interest any film, history or Alfred Hitchcock buff: A portion of the first film credited to the Master of Suspense has been discovered in a New Zealand archive, 88 years after it was made and long after it was considered lost forever.

Hitchcock didn’t actually direct it, but he is credited on “The White Shadow” as its writer, assistant director, editor and art director. To put it simply, his touch was all over the silent picture.

Directed by Graham Cutts, the film stars Betty Compson as twin sisters – one good, one bad, although it’s probably slightly more complicated than tha...
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Top Ten Memorable 'Movie Moms'

May 6th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Mother poster
Like ‘em, love 'em or hate ‘em, everyone has a mother. The person who carried us for nine months, mended our boo-boos and smothered us with so much love that sometimes it felt like a woolen blanket on an extra hot day. (Wait, maybe that was just mine - kidding mom!) In any case Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8 and Starpulse thought it only respectful to pay a little cinematic love to the ladies who first gave us life. So here is an ever-eclectic list of the funniest, toughest, scariest, strangest and downright quirkiest caregivers to ever grace the silver screen – it’s our...Top Ten M...
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'Twilight,' 'Psycho,' 'Inception' & More: 17 Classic Film Scenes Recreated With LEGOs

January 10th, 2011 9:05pm EST
LEGO Scenes
"I'm an enormous film fan and when I was growing up everybody had a big bucket of Lego or knew somebody who did," says film student Alex Eylar, 22, of Oakland, Calif.

The aspiring screenwriter began collecting LEGOs when he was five years old and now he boasts somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 pieces in his collection, which he now uses to recreate classic movie scenes.

"I make all my Lego projects at a table in the corner of [my] living room. I've got five of those big plastic drawer bureaus, filled with pieces divided by color, style, function. For smaller projects, the build can ...
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'The Sixth Sense' Tops Movie Twists Poll

July 26th, 2010 7:54am EDT
Bruce Willis
The stunning twist at the end of creepy classic The Sixth Sense has been voted the most shocking movie moment of all time.

The jaw-dropping scene in which Bruce Willis' character learns the truth about his existence has topped a survey of the greatest ever film twists. It beat a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 horror Psycho - when Norman Bates reveals the real identity of his murderous mother - into second place.

Kevin Spacey's unmasking at the close of crime thriller The Usual Suspects is in third, while the revelation about Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back ...
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Top TV & Movie Secretaries In Honor Of Administrative Professionals Day

April 21st, 2010 8:56am EDT
Top TV & Movie Secretaries
They work hard. They keep things in order. They are oftentimes unappreciated. In honor of Administrative Professionals Day (April 21), here are the 10 best and memorable TV and movie secretaries, receptionists and personal assistants.

TV

Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) Melrose Place

Let's do this list right by starting with some crazy. Sydney was the schizophrenic secretary who made her bitchy boss Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear) look like a princess. With all that dying, coming back to life, murdering and plenty of revenge sex, who wouldn't want this chick answering the phone and sc...
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Is CGI Technology Enough Of A Reason To Remake 'Clash Of The Titans'?

March 31st, 2010 9:08am EDT
Clash of the Titans
As audiences get set for the update of "Clash of the Titans," many hardcore fans of the classic fantasy film are letting loose with that familiar cry of heresy. Sure, digital effects can look more "real" than the rubber and clay monsters created by legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen for the 1981 original, but better? "Better" is a subjective term.

Ask "Star Wars" geeks which Yoda they prefer. When Luke Skywalker landed on Dagobah in 1981's "The Empire Strikes Back," the Yoda he encountered was a foam and latex puppet, voiced and manipulated by Frank Oz. The "real" Jedi Master ...
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James Roday Talks The Darker Turn 'Psych's' Fourth Season Finale Takes

March 10th, 2010 10:15am EST
James Roday Talks The Darker Turn Psychs Fourth Season Finale Ta
"I don't want to pull the rug out from under our fans every week and slap them in the face with stuff, but this was the season finale, and it was the long-awaited return of Mr. Yang. Yeah, we kind of wanted to load in with as much stuff as we could. That's a fun way to end the season, I think," Psych’s James Roday starts when discussing tonight's finale episode, "Mr. Yin." And for Roday, the airing comes with a lot at stake. Not only is he the star of the show but he directed the noir-style episode, an homage to famed (and one of his favorites) director Alfred Hitchcock, as well.

"[Psycho]...
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Sarah's Cinema Musings: Creative Film Marketing

July 28th, 2009 9:48am EDT
District 9
Film studios have a long history of using alternative, memorable and sometimes guerrilla marketing to promote their films. One of the most famous examples is Alfred Hitchcock's now iconic film, Psycho. The Blair Witch Project also made waves, and Cloverfield's viral campaign took marketing to a new level, paving the way for more questionable advertising. The bomb scare generated from Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Dark Knight campaigns made filmgoers wonder where the line is in marketing. Is there a line? Should there be one limiting actions?

Check out two new campaigns for Joss Whe...
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'King Kong', 'Creature' To Join Universal Studios Hollywood In 2010

May 24th, 2009 4:00pm EDT
King Kong
King Kong, among the screen’s most powerful and enduring icons, will re-emerge on the famed and newly upgraded Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour in summer, 2010 as a thrilling and ground-breaking 4-D multi-sensory marvel, a new signature attraction for Universal Studios Hollywood.

The new King Kong attraction, based on the Oscar®-winning 2005 Universal Pictures film, will combine thrilling visceral effects with the world’s largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience.

Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Unive...
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'The Last House On The Left': Wrong Place, Wrong Time Movies

March 11th, 2009 6:00pm EDT
The Last House On The Left
Follow the shocking and terrifying story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who violently attacked their daughter in The Last House on the Left.

Masters of horror Wes Craven and Sean Cunningham revisit their landmark film that launched Craven's directing career and influenced decades of horror films to follow: The Last House on the Left. Bringing one of the most notorious thrillers of all time to a new generation, they produce the story that explores how far two ordinary people will go to exact revenge on the sociopaths who harmed the...
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Dan Folger Examines His Role In 'Young Hitchcock In Love'

February 9th, 2009 11:56am EST
Dan Fogler
Alfred Hitchcock biopics have suffered some false starts. One was to star Sir Anthony Hopkins. Now you may have to settle for Dan Fogler, the fruit fornicating best friend from Good Luck Chuck. He's set to play young Hitchcock.

"I knew the movies that everyone knows, Psycho and The Birds but I had to do a lot of research with the books," Fogler said. "I really focused on his early stuff because that's what it's about. It's like Hitchcock in Love, it's about him in his early twenties just finding himself as an artist, as a director."

Well, if Shakespeare in Love suggested a forbidd...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should M. Night Shyamalan Stop Making Films?

July 11th, 2008 9:52am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
When somebody mentions the name M. Night Shyamalan it evokes an immediate reaction. For some it's, "He's the guy who did The Sixth Sense, which was great," and for others it's, "Yeah, but his last few films sucked."

Two Starpulse writers have their own opinions about Shyamalan and whether he is just gearing up for further success or whether it's time for him to call it quits:

POINT

Alright, people need to lay off M. Night Shyamalan. Sure he is a little cocky (He stated that The village was one of the greatest ideas ever) and his films have seemed to have dipped in quality, b...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
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Chip Davis, aka Mannheim Steamroller, Releases 'Halloween Music 2'

October 26th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Mannheim Steamroller
Mannheim Steamroller composer and founder Chip Davis has done it again. After hitting the #1 spot on the Billboard charts with 2003's Halloween, his first foray into the nation's second biggest retail holiday, Chip is continuing his holiday takeover with a new 3-disc set that includes a 13-track music disc, a brand new sound effects CD, and in true over-the-top Steamroller style, a DVD complete with a new "Creatures of the Night" dance (a.k.a. "Thriller" meets "The Macarena") created specially for Mannheim Steamroller.

Halloween 2 features new digital takes of traditional Halloween fa...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 6

July 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Happy Birthday to "Birth" actor Gregory Smith (1983), "Sister Sister" twins Tia and Tamera Mowry (1978), rapper 50 Cent (1975), Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck (1970), singer Heather Nova (1967), "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Jennifer Saunders (1958), singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith (1953), "Shine" star Geoffrey Rush (1951), "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone (1946), 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush (1946), singer Jeannie Seely (1940), "Deliverance" actor Ned Beatty (1937), "Touched by an Angel" actress Della Reese (1931), "Psycho" screamer Janet Leigh (1927; d. 2004), 50...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 4

April 4th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heath Ledger
Happy Birthday to Britney's little sis Jamie Lynn Spears (1991), actress Natasha Lyonne (1979), "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger (1979), biker Dave Mirra (1974), illusionist David Blaine (1973), "Battlefield Earth" actor Barry Pepper (1970), actor/rehab frequenter Robert Downey Jr. (1965), "The Matrix" trilogy actor Hugo Weaving (1960), TV producer David E. Kelley (1956), actress Christine Lahti (1950), "Poltergeist" star Craig T. Nelson (1944), "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins (1932; d. 1992), prolific writer Maya Angelou (1928), composer Elmer Bernstein (1922; d. 2004), and blues legen...
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New CD Reviews, October 24, 2006 (My Chemical Romance, John Legend, Brooke Hogan & more)

October 24th, 2006 10:58am EDT
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
A number of big releases hit stores this week, including the highly-anticipated return of My Chemical Romance with 'The Black Parade.' Plus look for the John Legend's sophomore album 'Once Again' and debuts from Brooke Hogan, Jibbs and more. Continue reading for reviews and info on this week's CD releases...

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance intended to dispel all such misconceptions with their third album, The Black Parade, an unabashed, old-fashioned concept album, complete with characters wandering through a vague narrative that concerns very big themes like...
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Halloween Horror Movie Guide

October 3rd, 2006 10:49am EDT
Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Beginning
It’s that time of year again … leaves start changing colors, homes fill with the scent of wood burning stoves, and movie buffs head to the theaters and video stores to watch gory, bloody and disgusting horror films. This October, scary movie fans can catch three spine-tingling classics-in-the-making: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Grudge 2 and Saw III. For a list of retro horror films and other scary movies, check out the "Starpulse Halloween Horror Movie Guide" ...

Classic Horror Flicks:

Halloween (1978)

The Shining (1980)

Psycho (1960)

Friday the 13th (1980...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 6

July 6th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Sylvester Stallone
Happy Birthday to "Birth" actor Gregory Smith (1983), "Sister Sister" twins Tia and Tamera Mowry (1978), rapper 50 Cent (1975), Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck (1970), singer Heather Nova (1967), "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Jennifer Saunders (1958), singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith (1953), "Shine" star Geoffrey Rush (1951), "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone (1946), 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush (1946), singer Jeannie Seely (1940), "Deliverance" actor Ned Beatty (1937), "Touched by an Angel" actress Della Reese (1931), "Psycho" screamer Janet Leigh (1927; d. 2004), 50...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 4

April 4th, 2006 3:06am EDT
Heath Ledger
Happy Birthday to Britney's little sis Jamie Lynn Spears (1991), actress Natasha Lyonne (1979), "Brokeback Mountain" star Heath Ledger (1979), biker Dave Mirra (1974), illusionist David Blaine (1973), "Battlefield Earth" actor Barry Pepper (1970), actor/rehab frequenter Robert Downey Jr. (1965), "The Matrix" trilogy actor Hugo Weaving (1960), TV producer David E. Kelley (1956), actress Christine Lahti (1950), "Poltergeist" star Craig T. Nelson (1944), "Psycho" star Anthony Perkins (1932; d. 1992), prolific writer Maya Angelou (1928), composer Elmer Bernstein (1922; d. 2004), and blues legen...
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History Channel Examines Hollywood's Wicked Villains

November 29th, 2005 10:25am EST
Silence of the Lambs
From sci-fi villains like Darth Vader, to super-villains like Goldfinger, to psycho-villains like Hannibal Lechter, viewers can explore the fascinating nexus between reality and fiction, revealing the historical personalities, politics and trends that inspired their wickedness on “Hollywood’s Greatest Villains,” airing Thursday, Dec. 1, on The History Channel.

The program is a fascinating, terrifying look at some of the most evil -- and best-loved -- characters ever created, and how and where they fit into history. See how the conservative backlash of the 1980's laid the groundwork fo...
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