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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...
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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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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

Ra...
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'Gump', 'Bambi' And 'Silence Of The Lambs' Lead 2011 Film Registry List

December 28th, 2011 11:00am EST
Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump, Bambi and The Silence Of The Lambs are among the latest movies picked to be preserved as American national treasures.

Tom Hanks' Oscar-winning picture from 1994 will be added to the country's National Film Registry along with the Disney classic and Anthony Hopkins' gory thriller.

The movies are among 25 which are chosen annually for preservation by the Library of Congress and this year's list also includes Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature The Kid, as well as 1953's War of the Worlds, Porgy and Bess (1959) and Sally Field's Oscar-winning 1979 drama Norma Rae.

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Happy 50th Birthday, Meg Ryan!

November 19th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan might not be the star she once was when she was breaking our hearts in classic romantic comedies like "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless In Seattle," but there's no doubt she deserves her place in Hollywood history.

Nowadays, she's more famous for her private life and her romances than she is for film roles, but she has already amassed some iconic characters including orgasm-faking Sally Albright ("When Harry Met Sally"), Annie Reed ("Sleepless in Seattle"), Alice Green ("When a Man Loves a Woman") and Kathleen Kelly ("You've Got Mail").

Away from the big screen, she's a mom o...
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Q&A: 'Hung' Star Stephen Amell

November 13th, 2011 11:00pm EST
Hung
It's been said that a hero is only as good as their antagonist. On HBO's Hung, that juicy role falls to actor Stephen Amell, who recently sat down with me to dish about the series.

Amell plays Jason, who is the chief competition of Hung's main character, Ray Drecker. He's got a winning smile but a lot more going on behind it. Read on to find out what's in store for his character in season three and what it's like being the allegedly bad guy, as well as what type of role Amell would love to play.

Hung fans should also check out my previous Q&A with Charlie Saxton (Damon Drecker).

Hung c...
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Hannibal Lecter Heading To Television

November 8th, 2011 11:25am EST
Hannibal
Movie cannibal Hannibal Lecter is heading to the small screen in a new TV series.

The gruesome character, created by Thomas Harris in his book series, has been played by Brian Cox in 1986's Manhunter and most famously by Anthony Hopkins, who won an Oscar for his role in 1991 thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

Other films featuring the character include 2001's Hannibal and 2002's Red Dragon.

TV bosses have now revealed plans to bring Hannibal back in a small screen show, according to EW.com.

The website reports executives at NBC are working with Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller o...
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Top 10 Creepiest Film & TV Serial Killers

October 29th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Top Ten Creepiest Fictional Serial Killers
Factual serial killers are scary. The idea that someone might be out there, on a deserted road or lurking in an alleyway, waiting to murder you is a horrible, horrible thought. But let’s face it: most of the time it’s the serial killers who keep you up at night are the ones that live on your television screen.

We’ve all been there: A Criminal Minds marathon on A&E, a Law and Order binge on Netflix instant... sometimes fictional serial killers are the creepiest ones of all. As Halloween approaches, I’d like to catalogue the 10 creepiest fictional serial killers.

10. Nicole Wallace (Law ...
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'Blues Brothers' Actor Charles Napier Dies At 75

October 6th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Charles Napier
Veteran actor Charles Napier has died at the age of 75.

The Blues Brothers star passed away on Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield, California.

His death came 24 hours after he was found collapsed at his home and transferred to the medical facility, where he was put on life support in the intensive care unit, according to the Hollywood Reporter. His cause of death was not known as WENN went to press.

Napier began his career in the U.S. army before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s to work as a substitute teacher. He reportedly became friends with Hollywood star ...
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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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Happy 70th Birthday, Nick Nolte

February 8th, 2011 8:37am EST
Nick Nolte
Happy Birthday to Nick Nolte - the Hollywood actor turns 70 today.

The two-time Oscar nominee rose to fame with a role in the hit 1970s miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man," while his 1980s buddy cop movie "48 Hrs." launched the big-screen career of his co-star Eddie Murphy.

An all-around renaissance man, Nolte has made a name for himself as an athlete, model and producer, and he's played a wide range of characters in more than 40 Hollywood movies.

To celebrate his big day, WENN has dug up 10 weird and wonderful facts about the star that may have passed you by:

- As a student at Eastern Ariz...
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Jodie Foster Cleared Over Teen Attack

September 15th, 2010 8:07am EDT
Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster has been cleared over allegations she attacked a teenage photographer in May - police have refused to file charges.

The Oscar winner was accused of lashing out at a 17 year old at The Grove shopping center in Los Angeles after his father filed an official police report stating the actress has "pushed and shoved" his son.

The Silence of the Lambs star's representative vehemently denied the claims, and insisted the teen was a paparazzo who had hounded Foster and her kids for hours. And the L.A. authorities have sided with Foster - no charges will be brought against the star o...
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Homer Simpson Is Number One

May 31st, 2010 2:53pm EDT
The Simpsons
"The Simpsons" dumb dad Homer Simpson has topped a new list of the best TV and movie character of the last 20 years.

The yellow cartoon character with a love of doughnuts beat out boy wizard Harry Potter and Sarah Michelle Gellar's TV vampire slayer Buffy to take the top spot on the new Entertainment Weekly magazine countdown.

Tony Soprano and Batman villain The Joker round out the top five, while Jennifer Aniston's Friends character Rachel Green, Johnny Depp's Edward Scissorhands, Hannibal Lecter, Carrie Bradshaw and Spongebob Squarepants made the top 10.
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Anthony Hopkins Played Hannibal Lecter Joke On Homeless

May 10th, 2010 9:14am EDT
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins played a fiendish prank on a group of homeless men during a Silence Of The Lambs screening - by spooking them with a reprisal of his role as Hannibal Lecter.

The Welsh star won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his chilling portrayal of the flesh-eating serial killer in the hit 1991 thriller. He later battled booze demons and took on voluntary work at Los Angeles-based homeless charity Midnight Mission in 2002 after the organization's managing director, Clancy Imislund, urged Hopkins to help others as part of his recovery.

And Imislund reveals the fun-loving a...
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Anthony Hopkins Slams 'Soulless' Paris Hilton

February 25th, 2010 8:18am EST
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins has taken aim at Paris Hilton and the current crop of celebrity socialites, comparing them to "soulless machines". The Silence of the Lambs actor is fed up with skinny models and stars on the red carpet who lack substance - and he's singled out the heiress for appearing to have nothing "going on up there."

He rants, "We're living in a pretty strange time. I went into a shop to buy my wife some clothes and I wanted them gift-wrapped. And they had this big plasma screen on with these women on the catwalk. I thought, 'God almighty, what have we become?' These girls - anorexic...
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Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film

February 23rd, 2010 3:00pm EST
Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film
Just last week the movie "Shutter Island," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in general theaters. Its first weekend was a success, and the film is about two U.S. marshals who come to investigate a special hospital for the criminally insane

when one of their patients go missing. One of the marshals, Teddy (DiCaprio) believes there are nefarious things going on at the hospital and seeks to get answers about possible Nazi human experimentation. This is hardly the first (nor the last) movie to take place at a mental institute or about people with mental...
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The Best And Worst Of Anthony Hopkins

February 11th, 2010 10:00am EST
The Best And Worst Of Anthony Hopkins
At 72 years old, Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is one of the most well known actors in the world, and his good reputation has been earned with over 40 years of excellent film and television work.

Originally an actor on the Royal National Theatre stage, the Welshman has gone on to be a serial killer, two former US Presidents, a hunchback, a corrupt king, and many more. With numerous award nominations and wins, Hopkins doesn't seem to be slowing down even as the years roll past him. This weekend his newest film "The Wolfman" comes out, so in honor of the film and Sir Hopkins himself, here's a...
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80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

September 26th, 2009 10:03am EDT
Madonna
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?

TELEVISION

In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...
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How Chelsea Cain is Eviscerating Serial Killer Fiction

September 22nd, 2009 7:30am EDT
Chelsea Cain
Let's face it. Our culture has a disconcerting fascination with serial killers; the more perverted, maniacal, and heinous the better. Whether on or off the screen, real or fictional, we crave that which we are simultaneously terrified of, death. The more torturous and gore ridden methods ranking highest on the list. We make these figures into iconic cultural figures that blur the lines of reality. Many of the serial killer characters created by Hollywood are built around the personalities of real killers and manage to alter their crimes into entertainment. The name Hannibal Lecter is a...
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Today's Best TV Villains - Who's Your Favorite?

May 19th, 2009 9:22am EDT
Heroes
The idea of the villain is one that has existed as long as stories have been told. Whether it is a step-mother who wishes to destroy her husband's beautiful child, or a Shakespearean antagonist with a silver tongue who convinces a man to murder his own wife, they are as important as the protagonists that they torture. Yin to the main characters' yang, the villains can be evil, misunderstood, cruel, funny, charming, cold, or silly, but they provide a much needed balance to any given story.

Over the years television has had a wide variety of villains, but Starpulse decided to take a loo...
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Spotlight On Oscar's Best Pictures

January 7th, 2009 12:15pm EST
Oscar
January is the start of award season which means it's a tense time in Tinsel town! Actors are either being recognized or shunned for their tremendous work, agents are either celebrating with their stars or firing their "has-been" actors and we are betting on who is going to take home the Oscar! The stars, the fashion, the ambiance, the parties and actually taking home an Oscar along with the bragging rights that come along with it make this time of year so exciting!

The category of Best Picture is a huge deal and to be a part of the movie that wins is an honor! To say that you starre...
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5 Of Film's Most Believable Psychopaths

October 28th, 2008 10:16am EDT
American Psycho
For years, filmmakers have been portraying the psychopath, but could our favorite cinematic psychos really be diagnosed as one? According to the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R), compiled by Dr. Robert Hare, the 20 characteristics of a psychopath include: glib and superficial charm, grandiose sense of self worth, need for stimulation, pathological lying, lack of remorse or guilt, cunning/manipulativeness, callousness/lack of empathy, shallow emotions, parasitic lifestyle, poor behavioral controls, sexual promiscuity, early behavioral problems, lack of realistic long-term goals, impulsivit...
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Slideshow: Creepy Actors - Who's The Creepiest?

October 13th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Steve Buscemi
These actors have either played someone creepy or just look creepy. There's something about them that reminds us of fingernails on a chalkboard. Peruse our photo slideshow, and tell us who you think is the creepiest one of them all!

Willem Dafoe

Wild at Heart, Shadow of a Vampire

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More Willem Dafoe Pictures

Gary Oldman

Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Professional

More Gary Oldman Pictures

Joan Rivers

Plastic surgery junkie

More Joan Rivers Pictures

Steve Buscemi

Reservo...
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Lord Voldemort Named Top Movie Villain

July 15th, 2008 3:09pm EDT
Villain
Ralph Fiennes' Lord Voldemort character in the Harry Potter films has been named the best movie villain of all time - beating Heath Ledger's The Joker into sixth place.

Ledger's performance in new Batman sequel The Dark Knight, the last movie he completed before his death in January, has been lauded by critics and tipped for an Oscar nomination. However editors of Moviefone rank him behind Fiennes; James Earl Jones and Hayden Christensen's Darth Vader; Margaret Hamilton's Wicked Witch of the West and Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal Lector in the onscreen evil stakes.

A Moviefone edito...
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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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Top Career-Defining Film Roles

April 22nd, 2008 8:30am EDT
The Silence Of The Lambs
Ever seen a movie with some little-known or vaguely recognizable actor and then had to ask yourself, 'Who WAS that person?' Or have you seen an actor in a movie that suddenly made you see that person in a whole new light? For some actors, all it takes is one role to make their movie careers flourish. Following is a list of some of our favorite career-making performances in no particular order:

1) Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman"

It's probably one of the most obvious "career launching" roles of the last 30 years, but no compilation of career-defining movies would be complete without i...
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Guyliner 2.0

March 19th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Tokio Hotel
Okay, so Starpulse ran an article on February 21 titled "Guyliner: Hot Or Not? You Decide," but we left a number of big names off of that list-- enough, in fact, to make a second list of more men who publicly wear the dark penciling around their eyes.

Some find it sexy and attractive, while others find it downright disgraceful; but in either case there are plenty of guys doing it lately. While our first article may have taken a positive slant on the issue at hand, this writer is only creeped out by these men who are obviously more concerned with their image than anything else. Some a...
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"Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Complete Recordings" Released; Win It

December 17th, 2006 12:00pm EST
The Complete Two Towers
Howard Shore's complete Grammy-winning score for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, from the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, was recently released in a deluxe four-disc edition from Reprise/WMG Soundtracks.

This historic release contains over 180 minutes of music on three CDs, comprising the full score of the 2002 film, composed by Howard Shore. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Complete Recordings marks the second edition of the three complete recording releases of the film trilogy whose score has been honored with three Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards and tw...
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Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter Re-release To Benefit AIDS Research & Relief

April 19th, 2006 11:05am EDT
Cole Porter
Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter is an eclectic musical homage to the legendary songwriter benefiting AIDS research and relief. On April 25th Shout! Factory will release the videos from this successful benefit project on DVD for the first time, combined with a newly remastered CD in the same package. Red Hot + Blue brings together a diverse group of A-list artists including U2, The Neville Brothers, Sinead O'Conner, Tom Waits, David Byrne (who also directs one of the videos) and more to cover Cole Porter gems such as "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Too Darn Hot," "I Get A Kick Out ...
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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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