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Great Movies For A First Date

7/21/2015 8:00pm EDT
20 Awesome First Date Movies That Will Set The Mood
Nothing sets the mood quite like a movie on the night of your big first date with somebody. It's important that the first flick you watch with a potential future partner is a good one, whether it makes you laugh or cry, or just scares the living crap out of you. But there are also some duds out there that can really put a damper on the night; that's what we're trying to avoid here. Sit back, relax, and look through 20 of the best first date movies.

“50 First Dates”

Back when Adam Sandler hadn’t gone completely off the deep end with the quality of his movies, he put out this gem of a r...

Top 10 Greatest And Most Memorable Teaser Trailers

4/28/2014 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...

9 Most Convincing Movie Psychopaths That Truly Scared Us

3/19/2014 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...

Stephen King Revisits 'The Shining's' Danny Torrance In 'Doctor Sleep'

9/20/2013 8:21am EDT
Stephen King Revisits 'The Shining's' Danny Torrance In 'Doctor
Author Stephen King is bringing the sinister child from The Shining back to life in his latest book.

The renowned horror writer admits he decided to revisit Danny Torrance, the psychic son of Jack Nicholson's demented character in the film adaptation, after fans continually questioned him about the youngster's fate.

The classic 1980 movie ends with Danny fleeing his murderous father during a snowstorm but the outcome is not made clear.

He tells the BBC, "I'd go to autographing sessions and people would say, 'Whatever happened to that kid from The Shining?' And I've never been one who ...

'The Shining' Prequel Gets Screenwriter

4/13/2013 4:48am EDT
The Shining
Glen Mazzara has agreed to write The Overlook Hotel, a prequel to Stanley Kubrick's 1980 cult horror The Shining.

The Walking Dead producer has signed on to write a film based on the spooky events which took place before the iconic 1980 psychological horror, starring Jack Nicholson and based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, Deadline reports.

The film is due to be set in the same isolated hotel in which writer Jack Torrance (Nicholson) and his family move in after he takes a job as an off-season caretaker in Stanley Kubrick's original movie. While his young son discovers more abo...

Can 'Avengers,' 'Dark Knight Rises,' And 'Amazing Spider-Man' Make 2012 The Best Movie Summer Ever?

5/2/2012 2:07pm EDT
The Avengers
The movie industry earned $4.3 billion last summer at the U.S. box office to make it the best summer ever (I thought piracy was killing the industry?) but don't expect the mark to last for long. There's a team of superhero movies coming along, and each one could break records.

The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers look to score over $400 million each and should be boosted with IMAX and 3D premiums. Thus far, The Avengers have already made $218 million overseas. There's also PIXAR's Brave and The Amazing Spider-Man - Pixar is always good for a cash infusion, but we'll have to wait and see ...

'America's Top Model' Wannabes Pose In Creepy Pics With Kris, Kylie & Kendall Jenner

3/2/2012 2:00pm EST
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model contestants took part in an unusual photo shoot that is set to air on the CW next week.

The models pose as toddlers alongside Kris Jenner and her daughters Kendall and Kylie.

The clown and the "Shining" reference really give us the creeps. What do you think of the photos?

The 18th season of the show debuted this week with a team of British models competing against Americans.

Jasmia was the unfortunate contestant to be voted off first.

'The Shining' Dissected For Hidden Messages In New Documentary

12/29/2011 3:28pm EST
The Shining
The alleged subliminal messages moviemaker Stanley Kubrick placed in his 1980 horror movie The Shining are to be explored in a fascinating new documentary, which will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah next month.

Film fans have speculated that the Jack Nicholson movie is packed with clues about the U.S. government's 'faked' moon landing in 1969 and hidden messages about politics and issues of the day.

And now first-time director Rodney Ascher has investigated the theories for his new film Room 237, named after the hotel suite the film's psychic boy is warned not to enter.


Nicholson's 'Shining' Character Inspired Charlize Theron For 'Snow White'

12/1/2011 2:00pm EST
Charlize Theron Snow White
Charlize Theron drew inspiration from Jack Nicholson's crazed character in "The Shining" to play the Evil Queen in her highly-anticipated movie "Snow White And The Huntsman."

The actress turns bad to play the malevolent monarch in the high-action take on the classic fairytale opposite "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart as the banished princess.

Theron's Evil Queen is obsessed with beauty, and sucks the life of her pretty rivals to stay young - and Theron reveals she looked back at Nicholson's maniacal turn as writer/caretaker Jack Torrance, who descends into madness while looking after an is...

'Supernatural' Recap: Have Faith That It Will Get Worse

9/24/2011 12:30pm EDT
padalecki and ackles
When “Supernatural” first started seven years ago, it was just a show about two brothers with a cool car, saving people and hunting things while they searched for their father. I had no idea that it would nearly double its ratings in the fourth season—thanks to passionate fans and the internet—or that it would snarkily and bravely tackle such enormous themes as religion, God and the true meaning of faith. But season six ended with everyone's favorite angel, Castiel, declaring himself the new God after bingeing on Purgatory’s doomed souls with as much gusto as Dean (Jensen Ackles) attacks ...

'30 Rock' Brings In Queen Latifah, Gears Up For 'Live' Episode In October

9/21/2010 10:30am EDT
Get ready to curl up on the couch in a Slanket: the new season of '30 Rock' kicks off with a brand new episode Thursday, Sept. 23 at 8:30 EST.

Last season ended with Liz meeting a possible Mr. Right (Matt Damon); Jack discovering Avery (Elizabeth Banks) is pregnant; Tracy expanding his family; and Kenneth getting fired. So can we expect a resolution for any of these story lines?

In a conference call, Actor Jack McBrayer says Kenneth will get to explore life after TGS, and "it's fun to see how the NBC employees are dealing with [his] departure." He also says Kenneth will be seen wearin...

Best Movies Set In Cold Locations

12/26/2009 11:56am EST
Often times, weather plays an integral role in films, whether it be that it helps to set the tone, has symbolic significance, or makes a kissing scene all the more steamy, like the passionate lip-lock between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in "The Notebook" (2004), whose sexiness skyrocketed thanks to it taking place during a downpour. Sometimes the weather even takes on a life of its own, like in the film "Twister" (1996), in which the tornado acts as just as much of a protagonist as both Helen Hunt's and Bill Paxton's characters.

So now, with winter officially getting its frosty self...

This Summer, Take A Pop Culture Road Trip!

7/8/2009 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...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 7

7/7/2009 3:00am EDT
Ringo Starr
Happy Birthday to "A7X" guitarist Brian Haner, Jr. (1981), figure skater Michelle Kwan (1980), Canadian actress/singer Cree Summer (1969), blues singer Jackie Neal (1967; d. 2005), "The Shining" actress Shelley Duvall (1949), Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (1940), composer Doc Severinsen (1927), "Westworld" and actor Yul Brynner (1915; d. 1985).

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Johnny Depp's Best & Worst Films - Do You Agree?

6/30/2009 9:36am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean
The problem with an actor like Johnny Depp is finding movies in his history that aren't fantastic. Then you have to consider the movies that aren't that good, but that he was great in anyway (which covers basically everything else).

The truth is, this Kentucky-born actor is one of the best in his or anyone's generation, and he also is an accomplished producer, director, screenwriter, and yes, even has quite a set of singing pipes. Good thing he's just so unattractive or he might just be the perfect Hollywood hunk ... oh wait. He's gorgeous. Damn you, Johnny Depp!

Here's a look at so...

Top 10 Segments From 'The Simpsons' Treehouse Of Horror

10/31/2008 10:00am EDT
The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror
On November 2, FOX will air the newest installment of "The Simpsons'" annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode. With this beloved show in its 20th season

, and 19 Halloween specials under its belt, we wanted to take a moment to remember some of the best Treehouse tales. It's scary how funny these segments are!

10. B.I.: Bartificial Intelligence (Treehouse of Horror XVI)
When Bart ends up in a coma, the family adopts David, a robotic boy. When Bart wakes up and returns home, he's irked that his parents decide to keep both boys. David consistently one-ups Bart with his family and friends, ma...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 7

7/7/2008 3:00am EDT
Ringo Starr
Happy Birthday to "A7X" guitarist Brian Haner, Jr. (1981), figure skater Michelle Kwan (1980), Canadian actress/singer Cree Summer (1969), blues singer Jackie Neal (1967; d. 2005), "The Shining" actress Shelley Duvall (1949), Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (1940), composer Doc Severinsen (1927), "Westworld" actor Yul Brynner (1915; d. 1985), baseball legend Satchel Paige (1906; d. 1982), and Russian painter Marc Chagall (1887; d. 1985).

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Top 10 Worst Disney Films

2/29/2008 3:43pm EST
Snow Dogs
Disney has produced some huge animated hits (The Lion King, Aladdin, Lady and the Tramp) and extremely popular live-action flicks (Pirates of the Caribbean, High School Musical, National Treasure). But the studio that brought us Pocahontas also subjected Mickey Mouse fans to Snow Dogs. Here's our list of the top 10 worst Disney films:

10. The Haunted Mansion

Oh, Eddie Murphy, what were you on when you agreed to do a movie based on a Disneyland ride? I wonder what the execs at Disney were thinking: "Let's put Eddie Murphy in anything, he can sell it! We could have a whole movie of...

There Will Be Backlash: Radiohead Star Faces An Uphill Battle With Classical Work

2/8/2008 9:05am EST
Jonny Greenwood
Beneath the sky blue dome of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, an eclectic packed house waited eagerly, most of them sandwiched shoulder to shoulder in the wooden pews. The unforeseen overflow attendees were relegated to folding chairs on either side of the Holy Water fountain.

They had listened patiently and attentively to the Wordless Music Orchestra perform ambient modernist pieces by Gavin Bryars and John Adams, but then the breathless crowd saw conductor Brad Lubman signal his players, who raised their bows to strike the first note of Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead's orchestral ...

Catch Bravo's '100 Scariest Movie Moments' & 'Even Scarier Movie Moments'

10/26/2007 10:18am EDT
The Shining
Bravo gets spooky for Halloween and relives all of your favorite frightening moments on the specials "100 Scariest Movie Moments" and "Even Scarier Movie Moments" airing this weekend and all day on October 31. Then, lock your doors for airings of "Leprechaun" and "Addams Family Values."

If you can't pick one favorite horror movie to watch for Halloween, relive the best of all your favorites with the specials "100 Scariest Movie Moments" on Wednesday, October 31 from 11 4:00 PM ET/PT and "Even Scarier Movie Moments" on Wednesday, October 31 from 4 6:00 PM ET/PT. "100 Scariest Movie Mome...

Starpulse's Top 10 Most Horrifying Films

10/16/2007 11:36am EDT
Elm Street
Most people confuse horror and horrifying. Believe me, I’m a fan of the classics: Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and so on. I enjoy my share of zombies, gore, masked villains and horny teenagers who never seem to learn that getting some means certain death.

However, the horror films that interest me the most are the ones that I can’t watch again or can’t watch very often. When something is truly horrifying, it should screw with you psychologically and make your skin crawl. Here are my "Top 10 Most Horrifying Films."

10. 28 Days Later (2002)

“Plans are poi...

Blockbuster Recommends 13 Scary Movies

10/13/2007 8:00am EDT
The Shining
Do you believe in ghosts? According to a recent Blockbuster Inc. survey, more of us (67%) believe ghosts might be real than other Halloween ghoulies like demons (52%), aliens (56%) or vampires (15%).

Sixty-seven percent of survey participants indicated they believed ghosts were definitely real (33%) or might be real (34%), compared to 33% of participants who said they did not believe in ghosts at all.

Also ranking high with paranormal believers were haunted places, with 69% indicating they believe they definitely (37%) or might (33%) be real. Other spooky stuff trailed ghosts on...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 7

7/7/2007 3:00am EDT
Ringo Starr
Happy Birthday to "A7X" guitarist Brian Haner, Jr. (1981), figure skater Michelle Kwan (1980), Canadian actress/singer Cree Summer (1969), blues singer Jackie Neal (1967; d. 2005), "The Shining" actress Shelley Duvall (1949), Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (1940), composer Doc Severinsen (1927), "Westworld" actor Yul Brynner (1915; d. 1985), baseball legend Satchel Paige (1906; d. 1982), and Russian painter Marc Chagall (1887; d. 1985).

30 Seconds To Mars Sets Modern Rock Radio Record

2/5/2007 1:09pm EST
30 Seconds To Mars
With a record-setting run of 50 weeks on the Billboard Modern Rock airplay chart and counting, "The Kill," by Virgin Records platinum rock quartet 30 Seconds To Mars is now the longest-running hit in the history of the Modern Rock chart, which first started monitoring in 1988.

"The Kill," was the second single from the certified platinum release A Beautiful Lie, the band’s second album, which came out on August 30, 2005. Combining a passionate performance and imagery that paid homage to the Stephen King / Stanley Kubrick film classic The Shining, the video clip of "The Kill" won the ...

30 Seconds To Mars' "A Beautiful Lie" Goes Platinum; Will Headline Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour 2007

1/4/2007 12:32pm EST
30 Seconds To Mars
A Beautiful Lie, the second album by Virgin Records’ 30 Seconds To Mars has been certified platinum for U.S. sales of over a million copies, the label announced today. The album was released on August 30, 2005.

30 Seconds To Mars has rarely been off the road, the radio, or the music video screen over the past year. "The Kill" has been on the national Modern Rock airplay chart for over 40 weeks and counting, following its #3 peak – giving 30 Seconds To Mars the longest run on the chart of any other band in 2006. Two tracks by the band, "The Kill," and the current single, "From Yesterda...

Halloween Horror Movie Guide

10/3/2006 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...

Survey Reveals Most Haunting Movie Moments

9/28/2006 10:51am EDT
The Ring
Participants in a Halloween survey by Blockbuster said that the scene in the film The Ring in which the dead Samara crawls out of the television haunts them more than any other, although scenes from Hannibal, The Exorcist and The Blair Witch Project come close behind.

Close to 60 percent of those surveyed reported being unable to get a scary image out of their mind after watching a horror film. It's easy to see why, with a feast of frightening films to see that include Hannibal Lecter dining on Ray Liotta's brains while he's still alive in Hannibal.

10 Most Haunting Movie Moments ...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 7

7/7/2006 3:00am EDT
Ringo Starr
Happy Birthday to "A7X" guitarist Brian Haner, Jr. (1981), figure skater Michelle Kwan (1980), Canadian actress/singer Cree Summer (1969), blues singer Jackie Neal (1967; d. 2005), "The Shining" actress Shelley Duvall (1949), Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (1940), composer Doc Severinsen (1927), "Westworld" actor Yul Brynner (1915; d. 1985), baseball legend Satchel Paige (1906; d. 1982), and Russian painter Marc Chagall (1887; d. 1985).

2nd Single from 30 Seconds To Mars' "A Beautiful Lie" Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"

5/12/2006 11:39am EDT
30 Seconds to Mars
Best known as an actor, Jared Leto is also the front man for rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. Their first album, self-titled, debuted in 2002 featuring a post-grunge sound reminiscent of Chevelle or Incubus. 30STM returned three years later with A Beautiful Lie. The band is currently on their very first headlining tour “Forever Night Never Day” with Victory Records' Aiden and Vagrant Records' Emanuel. Thirty Seconds to Mars also features Leto's brother and drummer Shannon, guitarist Tomo Milicevic and bassist Matt Wachter.

30 Seconds to Mars has released a short film and video for the...