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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.

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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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Neil Patrick Harris 'Sorry' For Offending Transgender Community

December 2nd, 2011 3:02pm EST
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is apologizing for offending the transgender community this week while co-hosting Live with Kelly.

As part of his appearance on Friday, the How I Met Your Mother star took part in an “anti-helium” gas experiment with hostess Kelly Ripa. The hosts inhaled the gas which dropped their voices to a deeper than normal level.

After Ripa imitated a famous “Star Wars” scene as Darth Vadar, Harris quoted the infamous, “It puts the lotion in the basket” line delivered by The Silence of the Lambs transgender villain, Buffalo Bill. Harris then said, “I’ve never sounded more like a ...
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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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'Erin Brockovich' Voted Top Movie Heroine

September 30th, 2009 9:09am EDT
Erin Brockovich Top Movie Heroine
Erin Brockovich has been voted the greatest movie heroine of all time. The single mom lawyer, played by Julia Roberts in the 2000 drama based on a real-life story, fights to gain compensation for victims of contaminated drinking water - and Brockovich has come out as moviegoers' favorite fighting woman.

FBI agent Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster in The Silence Of The Lambs, came in second place, with Angelina Jolie's sexy fighter Lara Croft in Tomb Raider voted third.

In fourth place was Ellen Ripley in Alien, portrayed by Sigourney Weaver, while Linda Hamilton's character Sa...
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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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Anthony Hopkins To Play Hannibal Lecter For A Fourth Time

May 15th, 2009 10:52am EDT
Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins is teaming up with director Ridley Scott to bring his most infamous villain Hannibal Lecter back to the big screen.

The actor will reprise his cannibalistic serial killer for the fourth time in a second sequel to the 1991 hit film The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won a Best Actor Oscar.

Hopkins also appeared in 2001's Hannibal before starring in the 2002 prequel Red Dragon.

And actress Cate Blanchett has been tipped to take over the role of Clarice Starling after Jodie Foster pulled out to direct Claire Danes in the forthcoming Flora Plum.

A spokesp...
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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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Tyler Durden Named Best Film Character Ever

December 2nd, 2008 12:16pm EST
Tyler Durden
Brad Pitt's enigmatic Fight Club antihero Tyler Durden has been crowned the Greatest Movie Character of All Time.

Pitt's turn as Durden beat Star Wars' Darth Vader into second place to top the poll by Empire magazine. Third spot was taken by Heath Ledger's The Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight, while Star Wars' Han Solo came fourth, and serial killer Hannibal Lecter from The Silence of the Lambs was in fifth place.

The top ten was rounded out by Indiana Jones, The Dude from The Big Lebowski, Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Sparrow, Ellen Ripley from the Alien movies, and The...
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Isaiah Washington Hits Out At 'Grey's Anatomy' Bosses

November 11th, 2008 6:00pm EST
Isaiah Washington
Actor Isaiah Washington has lashed out at his former bosses on hit U.S. TV series Grey's Anatomy - insisting their decision to write Brooke Smith's character out of the show is "disgusting."

Washington's contract on the ABC medical drama wasn't extended after he used homophobic language during a 2006 on-set rant with co-star Patrick Dempsey.

And now he has launched a campaign in defense of Smith after bosses announced her character, who's engaged in a lesbian storyline on the show, would be written out.

He says, "I looked at a brilliant actress, whom I have adored since I fir...
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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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Gary Oldman

Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Professional

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Joan Rivers

Plastic surgery junkie

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Steve Buscemi

Reservo...
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Tom Cruise's Company Buys Serial Killer Story

September 7th, 2008 3:30pm EDT
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise's United Artists deal makers have acquired the rights to Douglas Preston's serial killer story The Monster Of Florence at the Venice Film Festival in Italy.

Cruise is attached to produce and possibly star in the thriller, according to author Preston, who was inspired to write the book by a series of real-life grisly homicides that took place between 1968 and 1985 - the same murders that inspired Thomas Harris to write Silence of The Lambs sequel Hannibal.

Jubilant Preston says, "It's the biggest movie deal in my life." Chris McQuarrie, the man behind Cruise's Valkyrie...
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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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