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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...

Exclusive: 'Roadracers' William Sadler Goes Career Interview For Starpulse!

April 23rd, 2012 11:47am EDT
William Sadler
If performance prowess is measured in amount of diverse work created, then actor William Sadler is without question one of the greats. His amazing characters (Bill & Ted’s Grim Reaper anyone?!), memorable movie moments (a little naked martial arts via the opening of "Die Hard 2!") and sheer quantity of notable credits ("The Shawshank Redemption" – need I say more?) has made him one of the most recognizable faces in film and TV for over two decades. Plus having worked with the likes of Renny Harlin, Walter Hill, David Nutter, Bill Condon and even Frank Darabont (three times no less!) has s...

Morgan Freeman's Voice Impersonated In Right-Wing Political Ad

July 27th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman's representative has denied the legendary actor has loaned his voice to a right-wing political campaign against a Democrat running for office in Wisconsin.

The video advert slams Shelly Moore, who is running for State Senate in the upcoming Wisconsin elections; over accusations she will increase state taxes, with the money going to pay for "illegal aliens" to have access to free healthcare.

The promo is from a conservative group called Citizens for a Strong America and features a voiceover which distinctly sounds like the Shawshank Redemption actor.

However, his publici...

Morgan Freeman Honored With American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award

June 10th, 2011 8:20am EDT
Morgan Freeman
Hollywood legends including Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and Samuel L. Jackson paid tribute to Morgan Freeman as he was honored with the American Film Institute's (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday.

The Shawshank Redemption star was handed the prestigious honor to mark a stellar career which has included a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Million Dollar Baby, and an array of notable roles in movies including Invictus, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy, and The Dark Knight.

He was made the 39th recipient of AFI's Lifetime Achievement Award at a special ceremony at Sony Studios in Culv...

Carlos Santana Slams Georgia's 'Anti-American' Immigration Law

May 16th, 2011 8:40am EDT
Carlos Santana
Guitarist Carlos Santana criticized a tough new immigration law in Georgia as he was honored in Atlanta on Sunday, branding the policy "anti-American".

The Mexican-born rocker spoke out against the controversial legislation after receiving the Beacon of Change Award ahead of the Civil Rights Game baseball event in the city.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill on Friday which gives police officers the authority to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being in the state illegally. A similar law was passed in Arizona last year.

Santana told the crowd, "I represent t...

Sarah Ferguson Takes On Hollywood With 'The Young Victoria'

December 10th, 2009 11:14am EST
Sarah Ferguson
After what she's been through as the Dutchess of York, Hollywood is a piece of cake to Sarah Ferguson. She produced her first film, The Young Victoria, based on the early life of the Queen.

"With Hollywood, I have come here but I'm not coming here as the big shot," Ferguson said. "I'm coming here as so humbled that all this great team of people have made my movie, made the idea of what I came up with 15 years ago happen. So I've learned about Hollywood something. I've never seen such hard work in my life. They work so hard and the passion they have for this and all hours of the day on se...

Morgan Freeman Trial Date Set

August 7th, 2009 8:48am EDT
Morgan Freeman Trial
Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman is set to come face-to-face with the woman accusing him of causing a serious car crash in court next year.

Freeman and Demaris Meyer were involved in a collision in Tennessee last August, which resulted in The Shawshank Redemption star breaking his arm and shoulder. Meyer filed a lawsuit in February that alleged Freeman was drinking alcohol in the hours leading up to the crash.

She claimed she sustained a broken wrist, a torn labrum in her shoulder and various other bruises and lacerations.

She is suing for damages to cover medical expenses, lost w...

Morgan Freeman Won't Marry Step-Granddaughter

July 11th, 2009 9:18am EDT
Morgan Freeman To Marry His Step-Granddaughter
Morgan Freeman's publicist has dismissed new reports the movie star is to wed his step-granddaughter.

Tabloid the National Enquirer claims The Shawshank Redemption star, 72, is romancing 27-year-old E'Dena Hines, and the couple is planning to wed once the actor's divorce from his second wife Myrna Colley-Lee is final.

But Freeman's spokesman, Dave Falkenstein, insists the story is, "complete garbage."

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This Summer, Take A Pop Culture Road Trip!

July 8th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Field Of Dreams
During these hot summer months, nothing is quite as fun as jumping in your car, winding the windows down, turning the radio up, and hitting the blacktop in search of new adventures. Who's up for a road trip?

Now, before you fill up your tank, we should tell you that we're not talking about any old road trip. We're not talking about heading for the beach or the Grand Canyon. We're not talking about following the same itinerary that your parents did when you were just a kid sitting in the back of the family station wagon with no say in the matter.

Sure, the typical tourist spots are gr...

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 ...

The Underrated Greg Kinnear

October 27th, 2008 12:34pm EDT
Greg Kinnear
He's that guy in decently funded movies you can't remember. The writing is always good to great, and you're not angry for watching one of his movies instead of The Shawshank Redemption (seriously, when is that NOT on TV?) or asking for your money back outside the theater. His work may not be critically underrated, but he's not a rock solid A-lister just either. With actors like William H. Macy and Tom Hanks out there, getting recognition for expanding on his most likeable qualities might be difficult. He may continue to slip by under the fickle radar of celebrity for a little longer.


'The Godfather' Named The Greatest Of All Time

September 24th, 2008 2:52pm EDT
The Godfather
Mafia classic The Godfather has beaten Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back to be named the greatest movie of all time in a new poll.

Director Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 film, which starred Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, topped Britain's Empire magazine survey to find the best picture ever. More than 10,000 movie fans, critics and filmmakers, including Quentin Tarantino and Mike Leigh, took part in the poll.

Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark came in second place, and the 1980 Star Wars film came third.

The t...

Tim Robbins Dedicates 'The Lucky Ones' To Troops

September 22nd, 2008 2:02pm EDT
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins buddied up with battled-hardened soldiers to research his latest film role - and has dedicated the movie to them.

The Shawshank Redemption star, an outspoken critic of U.S. president George W. Bush's administration, plays a U.S. trooper on leave from a tour of duty in Iraq in upcoming film The Lucky Ones.

To get in character for the part, he visited soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey - and was surprised by their reaction to him.

Robbins tells the New York Daily News, "One soldier said 'I don't agree with your politics but I want you to know there was a guy I served ...

Morgan Freeman Is Heading For A Divorce

August 6th, 2008 2:40pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman is divorcing his wife of 24 years, his attorney has confirmed.

Freeman, 71, denied allegations he was splitting from his wife Myrna Colley-Lee in June after reports alleged the actor had been unfaithful. However just days after The Shawshank Redemption star was involved in a serious car accident at the weekend, the actor's Mississippi-based lawyer and business partner Bill Luckett have confirmed the split.

In a statement, Luckett says the former couple "are involved in a divorce action", adding, "For legal and practical purposes (Freeman and Colley-Lee) have been ...

Morgan Freeman Is In Good Spirits

August 4th, 2008 3:18pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman is in good spirits despite suffering serious injuries in a Mississippi car accident on Sunday, according to new reports.

The 71-year-old actor was reportedly driving in Mississippi's Tallahatchie County with a female passenger identified as Demaris Meyer, when he lost control of his vehicle, flipping his car several times. The accident occurred on Mississippi Highway 32, four miles west of Charleston, near Freeman's home.

Charleston's Sun Sentinel editor Clay McFerrin reports Freeman's 1997 Nissan Maxima appeared to have been airborne before it left the highway an...

Novel Roots: Best & Worst Films Based Off Of Books

May 20th, 2008 11:17am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
Many filmmakers are taking on the challenge of turning classic novels into feature films. It's a challenge because many people have fallen in love with the books and don't want directors messing with them. There are many books that were translated poorly on the big screen, but there are films that are just as good as the book, if not better.

In no particular order, here is a look at some of the best and worst films that are based off books:



Joe Wright directed the 2007 film "Atonement," which is based off of Ian McEwan's critically acclaimed novel. James...

Best Movie Hugs

January 27th, 2008 6:30pm EST
Actors Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's embrace as the ill-fated Titanic struck an iceberg has been voted the Best Movie Hug Ever.

The desperate clinch shared by the doomed lovers in the 1997 blockbuster narrowly beat the final hug shared by Baby and Johnny in 1987's Dirty Dancing as well as Elliot's tight grasp on the incubator holding his extra-terrestrial friend in the 1982 movie E.T.

Bridget Jones' Diary was voted fourth place for Bridget and Mark Darcy's squeeze in the snow, with ex-convicts Andy and Red's hug in the final scene of The Shawshank Redemption rounding out t...

Opening November 21: The Mist

November 19th, 2007 11:35am EST
The Mist
Frequent Stephen King collaborator Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) teams with the celebrated horror author once again for this tale of a terror based on a story originally published in King's 1985 horror anthology -Skeleton Crew, and concerning a small town engulfed by a malevolent mist. When a thick fog descends upon a typical suburban community and claims the lives of anyone unfortunate enough... Continue Summary

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Morgan Freeman And John Cusack Star In 'The Contract,' On DVD July 24

July 22nd, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Contract
While on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son after the death of his wife, Ray Keene (John Cusack) stumbles into a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire. Frank Cardin (Morgan Freeman) is attempting to fulfill a contract to assassinate a high profile businessman when things go awry and he ends up in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.

After an ill-fated attempt by his compatriots to free him Frank finds himself in the custody of ex-lawman Ray and his son (Jamie Anderson). As the trio tries to make their way back to civilization they are relentlessly purs...

'Mist' Director: 'The Torture-Porn Thing Is Pretty Distasteful'

April 20th, 2007 9:15am EDT
Frank Darabont
Director Frank Darabont has dismissed horror movies such as Hostel and Saw as "degrading." Darabont has based three of his films, The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and the upcoming The Mist, on Stephen King novels but despises the brutality found in many contemporary horror movies.

He tells, "The torture-porn thing is pretty distasteful. I'm just not into it. Horror unfortunately tends to go in these cycles where it puts itself back in this ghetto.

"I just don't find anything amusing about people getting tortured. I wish we weren't making these movies. I think it ...

Stephen King's 'The Mist' Coming To The Big Screen

October 20th, 2006 9:17am EDT
Stephen King
Director Frank Darabont is bringing another Stephen King novella to the big screen after finding success with the author's stories The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. "The Mist" tells the story of a small town being slowly engulfed in a thick mist that kills anyone caught in its darkness. When terrified survivors seek shelter in a supermarket, they're attacked by deadly creatures.

Darabont has worked on the 1985 short story, which features in King's "Skeleton Crew" collection, for 20 years. Bob Weinstein, head of film company Dimension, tells Empire Online, "I'm a fan of film...

AFI Counts Down 100 Most Inspirational Movies

June 14th, 2006 8:00am EDT
The Karate Kid
"AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies," a new entertainment special saluting the most inspiring films, will be broadcast Wednesday, June 14, (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of 100 inspiring films will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

The jury will be asked to choose 100 inspiring movies from a comprehensive list that includes Apollo 13, Breaking Away, Chariots Of Fire, The Color Purple, Dead Man Walking, Dead Poet's Society, 8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Field Of Dreams, Gandhi, Good Will Hunting, Goodbye...

Morgan Freeman Tells Inspiring Actors Getting a Chance is the Hardest Part

March 13th, 2006 10:02am EST
Morgan Freeman
Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman has been dishing out advice to budding actors - and insists a "big break" is the hardest challenge of all. The veteran star told students at the University of California, Los Angeles: "Once you've got the job, there's nothing to it. If you're an actor, you're an actor. Doing it is not the hard part. The hard part is getting to do it."

The 68-year-old, who won a best supporting actor Oscar in 2005, was presented with an award for outstanding screen work. He received the Spencer Tracy Award, which has previously been won by stars such as Jimmy Stewart, Michael...

AFI To Count Down 100 Most Inspiring Films

November 17th, 2005 10:08am EST
The Shawshank Redemption
The American Film Institute (AFI) just announced its latest theme for the group's ninth annual celebration of 100 years of American movies. "AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies” will count down America's 100 most inspiring films, as chosen by experts of the motion picture community, in a three-hour television event on CBS in June 2006.

Each year, the AFI program has garnered considerable attention from movie lovers around the world. Previous programs within this series have included: AFI 100 Years... 100 Movies (1998), ... 100 Stars (1999), ... 100 Laughs ...

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