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5 Great TV To Cinema Adaptations

August 25th, 2012 1:01pm EDT
Arrested  Development
There’s not a week that goes by where I don’t do a Google search to scour the internet for the latest news on a possible cinematic adaptation of the cult television show “Arrested Development.” The show, which was cancelled back in 2006, never was able to attract a large mainstream audience. Its brand of offbeat humor was not for everyone, but those who appreciated it have formed an intensely devoted fan base. As a result, if anything, the show has attracted more notoriety since its cancellation, and gained an even bigger following when it came to DVD. Creator Mitchell Hurwitz has for y...
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The Best Presidential Movie Moments In Honor Of 'The Campaign'

August 10th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
The Campaign
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis aren’t running for president in The Campaign, but they should be. If movie presidents have taught us anything, it's that presidents are prone to moments of pure awesomeness. Here are some of those moments - but first, a bonus clip from The Campaign:

Now back to our regularly-scheduled list:

The Simpsons Movie ("Arnold Schwarzenegger")

The Simpsons Movie takes a look at what could happen if we overturn the 200-year-plus rule that no foreign born citizen can become President of the United States. Influence from outside sources? Blasp...
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'24' Heading To The Big Screen

February 9th, 2010 9:03am EST
24
Kiefer Sutherland's dream of bringing 24 to cinemas is set to come true - Hollywood bosses have commissioned a script to turn the TV hit into a movie.

The actor has long talked of transforming the real time series into a film franchise, with plans to transfer the action drama from America to Europe. And now TV bosses are moving forward with the plans, hiring the writer behind Russell Crowe's 2009 thriller State of Play to pen the story for a big budget 24 film, according to Variety.com.

Sutherland previously starred in 24: Redemption - a 2008 TV film shown as a prelude to the show's...
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Are The Best Days Of 'The Simpsons' Over?

March 25th, 2009 1:05pm EDT
The Simpsons
The longest running animated series in television history has given Americans (mostly) and the world (partly) something to laugh about since the late '80s. To be exact, they appeared in all their grainy glory in 1987 in shorts on "The Tracey Ullman Show" and in half-hour nuggets on Fox in 1989. Somehow, through the evolution of the middle class family and the de-evolution of American culture, they have stayed smart, relevant and humorous for years...or have they?

Are the best days of Homer, Lisa, Bart, Marge and Maggie over, and we're simply waiting for the show to jump the shar...
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Harry Shearer's Satire Of The Bush Administration On CD July 7

June 18th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Harry Shearer
"Songs of the Bushmen," Harry Shearer's savage and poignant musical satire of the Bush administration's leading figures, will be released by Courgette Records, July 1 on digital platforms including iTunes and Amazon.

An award-winning actor, comedian, author, musician, playwright, radio host and journalist, Harry Shearer presents some of the most biting satire since Mort Sahl, with comedic tunes paying "homage" to cabinet members and advisors including Scooter Libby, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Karl Rove, among others.

On the eve of the November Presidential elections, e...
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Fox Renews 'The Simpsons' For 20th Season

June 3rd, 2008 9:16am EDT
The Simpsons
FOX has ordered an historic 20th season of The Simpsons, which will tie the series with "Gunsmoke" as the longest-running series in the history of primetime television. "The Simpsons" airs Sundays (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Created by executive producer Matt Groening, "The Simpsons" is the longest-running primetime animated series in history and the longest-running comedy series currently on television. In 2007, "The Simpsons" celebrated an unprecedented 400 episodes, and the long-awaited "The Simpsons Movie" was released in July and has grossed $526 million worldwide to date. Additi...
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TV Stars We'd Like To See On The Big Screen

March 6th, 2008 2:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Television. It's a compelling medium in itself - but also frequently acts as a launching pad for actors chasing big screen dreams. To think that full-fledged movie stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Katherine Heigl all got their big breaks on television shows. So, who should the next TV-turned-movie star be? Here's our Top 10 List to get you thinking.

10. Morena Baccarin. Beauty meshed with an all-around intriguing persona should make Morena Baccarin a natural pick for big film projects. Yet, somehow she's flown largely under the radar, instead developing a str...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should There Be A Separate Comedic Category For The Academy Awards?

February 13th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Think of your favorite comedies. Whether it be Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Caddyshack, Animal House, or recent films like Dumb and Dumber, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin or Borat, they all have something in common. Each film boasts incredible performances, and the Academy has not recognized any of them. How is this fair? Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller - all the successful comic actors should get their due.

It is equally hard to create a great comedy as it is to make a gripping drama. The Golden Globes have a separate category for comedic perfo...
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Adam McKay Discusses The Writers Strike and What Makes Comedy Successful

January 24th, 2008 10:25am EST
Adam McKay
Adam McKay is a big player in the world of comedy. The former SNL head-writer co-wrote and directed Will Ferrell in the films Anchorman and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Now he's taking on a greater role as a producer, helping people's visions be seen by a larger audience. In part 2 of this two part Starpulse Q and A, Adam McKay shares some of his picks for the best new directors, actors, and writers and discusses what is, in his opinion, that makes for good comedy.

How do you think the writer's strike is gonna play out?

You know, there's what I think will happen and ...
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Oscar Favorites Lead PGA Nominations

January 16th, 2008 7:45pm EST
There Will Be Blood
Oscar Best Film favorites There Will Be Blood and No Country For Old Men will compete for the 19th annual Producers Guild Awards in Hollywood next month. Juno, The Diving Bell & The Butterfly and surprise choice Michael Clayton complete the list of five nominees.

Golden Globe Awards film winners Atonement and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street have been shut out of the PGAs, which are scheduled to take place on February 2.

Bee Movie, Golden Globe winner Ratatouille and The Simpsons Movie will compete for the Best Animated category, while Body of War, Pete Seeger: The P...
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'No Country For Old Men' And 'Atonement' Lead BAFTA Nominations

January 16th, 2008 11:06am EST
No Country For Old Men
No Country For Old Men and Atonement lead this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations. Atonement picked up nominations for Best Film, Best British Film, Best Director and Adapted Screenplay.

The movie's stars, Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, have been nominated for Best Leading Actress and Best Leading Actor respectively, while their co-star Saoirse Ronan was given a nod for Best Supporting Actress.

No Country for Old Men scooped five nominations including Best Film and Best Director. Tommy Lee Jones was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role a...
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Which Animated Films Will Be Nominated For An Oscar?

January 15th, 2008 4:58pm EST
Bee Movie
It's almost here. The Superbowl of Hollywood (a.k.a. The Academy Awards) will be held for its 80th run on February 24. With the announcement ceremony on January 22, I would like to take a moment to look at one of my favorite categories: Best Animated Feature.

Some real gems have been nominated in this category in the past (i.e. Spirited Away, The Incredibles, The Triplets of Belleville, etc.). For this year's Oscars, there are 12 animated features that have been submitted for consideration:

"Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters," "Bee Mov...
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'Sweeney Todd' Wins Two Golden Globe Awards; See Full List Of Winners

January 14th, 2008 8:53am EST
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Johnny Depp's dark musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street was a double winner at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Depp himself claimed his first Globe after being nominated seven times - he took home gold in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category and the Tim Burton film was named one of the night's two Best Films.

Acclaimed TV drama Mad Men also celebrated two awards, claiming the Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Actor honors at the Globes.

It was a semi-disappointing night for Kiera Knightley's period drama Atonem...
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Golden Globes Ceremony May Be Cancelled But We Still Have Our Predictions

January 8th, 2008 3:17pm EST
Juno
The writers' strike has officially infiltrated awards season. The Golden Globes have been reduced to a lackluster news conference. That means no best and worst dressed list. No boozy celebrities making a fool of themselves. All that remains is an hour-long meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with angry WGA picketers surrounding the premises.

So, until the Hollywood powers-that-be finally buckle down and give the writers what they want and deserve, we here at Starpulse are going to call the winners and losers. We looked at reviews, other expert predictions, viewer attitudes and who we ...
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Amy Winehouse Storms Maxim 2007 Readers Poll

December 29th, 2007 11:11am EST
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse’s hit album “Back To Black” has topped Maxim's end-of-year readers album poll. The release, which was named Britain's bestselling album of 2007 earlier this month, has beaten Radiohead's In Rainbows and Graduation by Kanye West to top the album list.

Rihanna's "Umbrella" was named Best Single ahead of Winehouse's "Rehab," and Radiohead beat the White Stripes to the Best Band title.

Maxim readers also voted Led Zeppelin their Favorite Geezers, while Britney Spears' "Gimme More" was picked as 2007's Lamest Song and the pop star was named Craziest Motherf**ker ahead o...
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'Spider-Man 3' Most Blunder-Filled Movie Of 2007

December 21st, 2007 12:22pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3 has been named the most mistake-riddled movie of 2007 by British filmgoers. Fans have counted over 157 errors in the latest installment of the superhero franchise, as compiled by U.K. website moviemistakes.com.

The continuity mishaps included showing Cleveland, Ohio's Terminal Tower in view during Spider-Man's fight with the Sandman - despite the scene being set in New York. But it's not just the makers of Spider-Man 3 who are facing criticism - movie bloopers in 2007 are at an all-time high with almost 1000 spotted so far, up on last year's total.

Jon Sandys, of mo...
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New Movies On DVD, Dec. 18

December 18th, 2007 8:00am EST
The Simpsons Movie
They've kept television viewers laughing for nearly 20 years, and now the most popular animated family on the small screen makes the leap into theaters as Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, ad Maggie embark on their first-ever feature-length adventure, The Simpsons Movie. Also on DVD: Halloween, Underdog, Stardust, Balls Of Fury, and The Last Legion.
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Starpulse Feature: The Top 10 Entertainment Stories of 2007

December 14th, 2007 11:25am EST
Anna Nicole Smith
It's been one heck of a year in the entertainment industry. Britney Spears dodged parenthood and paparazzi, some stars got caught drinking and driving while others served jail time, and Playboy icon Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental drug overdose. But there were some positive events as well, including Harry Potter making his swan song and Led Zeppelin reuniting.

Here is Starpulse's list of the 10 most electrifying events of the past year:

10. High School Musical Phenomenon

Do not under estimate the power of the teen. They make or break this industry. Remember the boy band...
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Nightwish Singer Tarja Turunen To Release Solo Album

December 4th, 2007 7:30pm EST
Tarja
With her unique tones and striking stage presence having played a key role in making Nightwish a major multi-platinum success, Tarja (now signed to Universal Music on an exclusive worldwide basis) is ideally placed to take her career to a whole new level, both in terms of musical ambition and personal profile; to this end, the 30-year-old - originally from the Finnish town of Kitee - has spent the past few months working on her first recordings beneath the 'Tarja' banner, making use of studios in Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Finland and on the US West Coast.

Tarja's debut sing...
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'Happy Feet' Triumphs At Children's BAFTAs

November 26th, 2007 10:18am EST
Happy Feet
Penguin movie Happy Feet has triumphed at the British BAFTA Children's Awards after it was named the Best Feature Film of 2007. Scooping the best feature film award - a ceremony honoring work in the field of kid's entertainment. The animated adventure set in Antarctica saw off competition from Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix to land the top award at the ceremony, which honors work in the field of kid's entertainment.

However, Happy Feet lost out to The Simpsons Movie in a separate category in which under-16s voted for their favorite movie of the year.

The lavish cerem...
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Starpulse.com's Video Games Holiday Guide, Part 3

November 24th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Super Mario Galaxy
With the holidays right around the corner, this time of year is easily the hotbed for big video game releases. However, a lot of the great games coming out are drowned out by the enormity of the new releases – and plenty of those games are simple cash-ins that are going to be traded in in January. So, here is a rundown of what to buy for yourself or loved ones this year, listed by intended audience. Part 3 - Everyone:

These games don’t have blood, guts, or bad words. Kids of all ages can play them, and most of them still offer entertainment for the older, hardcore gamers.

For Anyo...
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Starpulse's 'Holiday Survival Movie Guide'

November 23rd, 2007 12:00pm EST
Shrek The Third
Another Christmas is upon us, as well as one more year down the drain. On that cheerful note, here are some recently released and upcoming DVD releases to help you survive another holiday season.

The first movie on our list is the third installment of the very popular family friendly "Shrek" series. In this sequel, Shrek and the love of his life Fiona attempt to have a fairy-tale wedding, but the death of King Harold throws a monkey wrench into their plans. The film stars the usual gang of suspects, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy, as well as the always funny John Cleese. It...
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America's Favorite Family's Big Screen Debut Arrives On DVD and Blu-Ray Disc Dec. 18

November 21st, 2007 12:20pm EST
The Simpsons Movie
It takes a feature-length film to fully capture Homer Simpson's stupidity and The Simpsons Movie does it! One of the top grossing films of all time, The Simpsons Movie has generated more than $500 million globally and will be available worldwide on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc (BD) Internationally on December 3 and in North America on December 18 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

"One of the best movies of the year" (Washington Post), The Simpsons Movie stars Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, Harry Shearer, Pamela Hayden and Tress Ma...
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Review: Controls Irritate In 'The Simpsons Game'

October 31st, 2007 2:56pm EDT
The Simpsons Game
Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie once again try to save Springfield - and themselves - from all sorts of havoc in the often riotous, simply named ''The Simpsons Game.''

This is no shameless product tie-in to last summer's ''The Simpsons Movie'' - the story is completely different - and it's a must-have for any fan of the TV series.

Tons of insider video-game jokes meld with a spot-on visual recreation of the TV show's bright pastel art style to make this one of the better Simpsons games. (The past is littered with dozens of them).

I tested the T-rated $59.99 Xbox 360 versi...
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Aril Lavigne, High School Musical And Potter Top UK Kid's Choice Awards

October 21st, 2007 12:36pm EDT
Avril Lavigne
Singer Avril Lavigne, TV movie High School Musical and Harry Potter were the big winners at the first ever Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards U.K in London on Saturday.

British boy band McFly hosted the event at the Excel centre, which saw the Disney musical pick up two awards - Zac Efron was named Best TV Actor while Ashley Tisdale was named Best TV Actress.

Lavigne equalled High School Musical's awards haul, triumphing in the Best Female Singer and Best Music Video categories.

Harry Potter scooped two gongs - Emma Watson - who plays Hermione Grainger in the boy-wizard franchi...
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The Bourne Ultimatum Tops Global Box-Office Chart

August 28th, 2007 5:30pm EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Bourne Ultimatum has spied its way to the number one spot at the international box-office, toppling The Simpsons Movie after four weeks.

The Matt Damon sequel took a further $14.4 million in cinemas outside the U.S. this past weekend, bringing its total global haul to $55 million.

The Simpsons Movie falls to two after taking $11.6 million, while Disney film Ratatouille claims the third spot.

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix drops a place to four with a $10.5 million weekly haul.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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'The Bourne Ultimatum' Tops U.K. Box Office

August 22nd, 2007 10:05am EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
Action film The Bourne Ultimatum is proving to be Bourne lucky after it topped the U.K. box office in its first week of release. The spy thriller, starring Matt Damon, was a box office success in the U.S. and it proved to be in the U.K., making $10.6 million - almost double the opening weekend gross of 2004's The Bourne Supremacy.

The Simpsons Movie narrowly held on to second place, beating third placed Rush Hour 3 by $400,000.

Fourth and fifth positions were held by big screen adaptations of toy franchises - Bratz: The Movie and Transformers respectively.

-More The Bourne ...
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'The Simpsons Movie' Remains Global Number One

August 21st, 2007 10:49am EDT
The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie continues to draw a crowd at the international box-office - the animated film is the world's number one movie for a fourth successive week.

The big screen adventures of Homer Simpson and family took a further $23.4 million in cinemas outside the U.S., bringing its total global haul to $270 million.

The Bourne Ultimatum is at two after taking $22 million, while Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix drops a place to three with $16.2 million.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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'Harry Potter' And 'Spider-Man' Up For U.K. National Movie Awards

August 20th, 2007 5:00pm EDT
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix and Spider-Man 3 have been nominated for a host of prizes at Britain's inaugural National Movie Awards. U.K. TV network ITV is launching the new awards show following the success of their National Television Awards. Both events invite the public to vote for winners.

Keira Knightley (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End), Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man 3), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Megan Fox (Transformers), Eva Green and Judi Dench (Casino Royale) are up for the Best Actress at the September 28 London ceremony.

Bruce Willis (Live Free Or ...
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'The Simpsons' Continue To Sit Atop Global Box-Office

August 14th, 2007 1:37pm EDT
The Simpsons Movie
The Simpsons Movie remains the top draw at the international box-office for a third successive week, taking a further $23.2 million over the weekend. The big screen adventures of Homer Simpson and family continued to dominate cinemas in territories outside the U.S., bringing its total global haul to $230 million.

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix climbs back up a place to number two after taking $21 million, while Ratatouille is at three with $19.2 million.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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