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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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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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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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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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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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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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New TV On DVD, Aug. 7

August 7th, 2007 8:00am EDT
The Simpsons
On the heels of the enormously popular The Simpsons Movie comes season 10 of The Simpsons on DVD. Episodes include: ‘Lisa Gets an A,’ ‘Wild Barts Can’t Be Broken,’ Lard of the Dance,’ ‘Simpsons Bible Stories’ and ‘They Saved Lisa’s Brain.’ Also on DVD: season 1 of Eight Simple Rules, season 2 of The Hills and Rome, season 7 of Home Improvement and season 8 of Roseanne.
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Maxim.com Celebrates 'The Simpsons Movie' With Some Great Features

July 27th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Maxim
Woo-hoo! It's here today, The Simpsons Movie opens in theaters nationwide!

Maxim.com has some great features to celebrate the big screen debut of everyone's favorite family from Springfield!

Check these great features out:

"Sexiest Ladies of the Simpsons"

"The Most Obscure Simpsons Characters"

"Weirdest Stuff Homer Has Eaten"

Marge Simpson is Maxim's Girl of the Day today

And don't forget to browse the many pages of beautiful women at Maxim.com
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Universal Studios Invites Guests To Be The Final Time-Travelers On 'Back To The Future – The Ride'

July 24th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Back to the Future
Universal City, California – After thrilling over 61 million visitors with wild rides across "the space-time continuum," the ground-breaking Back to the Future – The Ride attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood will soar into the future for the very last time on Labor Day, September 3, 2007. Fans of the attraction will also have an opportunity to take the last ride and drive off as the owner of one of the stainless steel 1981 DeLoreans that served as inspiration for Doc Brown's flux capacitor-equipped time machines.

"Back to the Future – The Ride" blends breakthrough simulator techn...
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Opening July 27: The Simpsons Movie

July 24th, 2007 11:20am EDT
The Simpsons Movie
They've kept television viewers laughing for nearly twenty 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. Directed by David Silverman and written by a whole host of Simpsons veterans. Continue Summary

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Hans Zimmer Bakes Up A Tasty Soundtrack For 'The Simpsons Movie'

July 4th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
The Simpsons Movie
Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer, Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films, and Extreme Music are proud to announce the CD release of Zimmer's original music for The Simpsons Movie. The album features Zimmer's interpretation of the classic theme music from the popular TV series, along with music from his score that captures the fun and satirical spirit of the movie. Also included on the album is a special remix that will soon be heard nationwide on commercial radio and in clubs, featuring The Simpsons music as you've never heard it before.

The Simpsons Movie brings Homer's stupidi...
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'Simpsons Movie' Re-Launches Website With Interactive Games And Activities

July 4th, 2007 11:00am EDT
The Simpsons Movie
20th Century Fox presents the much anticipated summer movie of the year, The Simpons Movie, out in theaters July 27! The groundbreaking television series and global phenomenon comes to the big screen. In true Simpsons fashion, Homer must save the world from a huge catastrophe that he managed to create.

Get yourself ready for one of the summer's biggest releases by heading over to the official Simpsons Movie website and checking out all the fantastic interactive stuff it has to offer! Try your hand at various games: Play cards with Moe in Three Card Moe, make Homer go full throttle in...
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'The Simpsons Movie' Features Green Day Cameo

May 10th, 2007 4:20pm EDT
Simpsons Movie
Rockers Green Day are lampooned in the upcoming The Simpsons Movie, it has been confirmed. The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed the American band will star in the big screen version of the smash hit animated TV show.

He tells MTV News, "Green Day is in the movie - I will publicly acknowledge that Green Day are in the movie. "They're really good sports and I think we both honor them and Simpson-ize them. You can take that however you want. They're really nice guys."

Hank Azaria, who voices numerous Simpsons characters including bar owner Moe Szyslak, adds, "I know that M...
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Starpulse.com's Movies To Look For In 2007

January 1st, 2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

The Buzz Favorites

Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...
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