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11 Great Movies With Truly Terrible Plot Twists

July 5th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
11 Great Movies With Truly Terrible Plot Twists
In most cases, the quality of a plot twist usually determines the quality of a movie. Bruce Willis was a ghost the whole time in The Sixth Sense. Great twist, great movie. Robert Pattinson was actually a 9/11 victim the whole time in Remember Me. Awful twist, borderline offensive movie.

But sometimes things don't add up. Sometimes, in going for that perfect little story zigzag, a film will overshoot (undershooting is also an issue) and leave us with a big twist that either makes no sense, or makes plenty of sense and is just monstrously stupid.

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Fans Hit Back After Disney's 'Frozen' Lead Animator Calls Female Characters 'Difficult'

October 10th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
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Disney has a princess problem. After catching some flack over the years for their depiction of women in their animated films, one of their lead animators has created another controversy with his latest comments.

While talking to Fan Voice's Jenna Busch, head of Animation on the film Frozen Lino Disalvo had some questionable comments. "Historically speaking, animating female characters are really, really difficult, 'cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very — you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive to — you can get them off a model very qu...
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Lindsay Lohan Stars In 'The Real Housewives Of Disney' In Hilarious 'SNL' Spoof (Video)

March 5th, 2012 8:36pm EST
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Lindsay Lohan made her return to television Saturday night hosting a rather lackluster episode of Saturday Night Live; but the star did have one gem up her sleeve - a parody of Bravo TV's Real Housewives.

Lohan, along with cast regulars Kristen Wiig, Abby Elliott, Nasim Pedrad and Vanessa Bayer, starred as Disney Princesses Rapunzel (Tangled), Cinderella, Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Jasmine (Aladdin) and Snow White, respectively, in the skit, and they mocked the usual drama of the hit Bravo series (watch it below).

During her opening monologue, the Mean Girls star unsurprisingly poked f...
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Mandy Moore To Star In 'Us And Them'

October 19th, 2011 1:13pm EDT
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Singer/actress Mandy Moore is set to star in a TV sitcom.

The Tangled star has landed the leading lady role in upcoming series Us and Them, a light-hearted take on family conflicts.

The show will revolve around Moore's character, a young newlywed named Annie, and her husband Ben, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It's not the first time Moore has appeared on the small screen - she had a recurring guest role on hospital drama Grey's Anatomy and has made cameos in Scrubs, Entourage and How I Met Your Mother.
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Mandy Moore Shows Off Her Long Legs, Hugs Cute Animals

April 21st, 2011 2:00pm EDT
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Yesterday Mandy Moore and the ASPCA celebrated the launch of PetArmor and announced a National Awareness Campaign to elevate the importance of pet healthcare New York City.

Mandy stars in the upcoming romantic comedy "Love, Wedding, Marriage." She plays Eva, a marriage counselor who’s dedicated to saving failed relationships. But when her own parents become her patients, she’s thrown out of the fairy tale fantasy of the life she knows and into the harsh reality that love and marriage doesn’t come without its struggles.

She recently voiced the role of Disney princess Rapunzel in the hugely...
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Check Out 'Tangled' On 4-Disc Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack March 29

March 26th, 2011 7:00am EDT
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The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale gets a lavish CG makeover as directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno team up to tell the tale of a fair-haired beauty (voiced by Mandy Moore) with long-flowing locks, a gallant hero with a heart of gold, and the evil witch who plots to keep these lovelorn innocents apart.

Grossing over $400 million in global theatrical sales to date, "Tangled," the Walt Disney Studios blockbuster animated feature that takes a modern twist on the famous hair-raising fable Rapunzel, debuts as the ultimate 4-Disc Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack (3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + ...
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Mandy Moore & Gwyneth Paltrow To Sing At The Oscars

February 5th, 2011 10:53pm EST
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Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Randy Newman and Florence Welch have been confirmed as performers at the Oscars.

Moore will team up with Zachary Levi and composer Alan Menken to perform Best Song nominee "I See the Light" from their animated film Tangled, while Paltrow will hit the stage at the ceremony to sing "Coming Home" from Country Strong.

Nominee A.R. Rahman will team up with Florence and the Machine star Welch to perform "If I Rise" from 127 Hours, and Newman will sing his Toy Story 3 tune, "We Belong Together."

The Academy Awards will be presented on February 27.

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Mandy Moore Rules Out Romantic Comedies

January 26th, 2011 4:34pm EST
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Mandy Moore has no plans to star in any more romantic comedies - because she's convinced there is "nothing to learn" from making light-hearted movies.

The singer-turned-movie star wants to seek out more challenging scripts and establish herself as a serious actress after turns in films including A Walk To Remember and License to Wed.

She tells Digital Spy, "I've had fun doing romantic comedies but I just can't anymore. There's nothing fulfilling creatively, there's nowhere to grow, nothing to learn from it or for yourself. I'd rather just be home with my family or write music until tha...
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Inside Look At Today's Oscar Announcements!

January 25th, 2011 2:37pm EST
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I was lucky enough to be inside the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre this morning while the 83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations were announced. Here is a timeline and some insider information on how the morning played out:

2 AM : Time to wake up and get ready for the announcements. Since the nominations are coordinated with morning shows on the East Coast, I knew I would have to try and get some sleep before I had to be up in the middle of the night. My bed time? 5:37 PM. Just enough beauty sleep for this 2 AM wake up call.

3:30 AM: My official call time over at the Academy's headquarters i...
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Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

January 25th, 2011 9:34am EST
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The Oscar nominations are in! The King's Speech dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. "True Grit" wasn't far behind with 10 nominations.

Also nominated for best picture were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. Check out all the nominees below:

Actor in a Leading Role

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'Golden Globes' Picks: 'Two Jews On Film' Almost Agree On Theirs (Video)

January 14th, 2011 11:20am EST
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It's that time of year...Hollywood's super fun award show, The Golden Globes...where anything can happen. Just look at one of this year's picks from The Hollywood Foreign Press...'The Tourist' for best comedy. You've got to be kidding. The only reason that film was nominated was to get Johnny Depp and Miss Jolie to the show.

That said...there are a lot of wonderful films nominated this year. Darren Aronofsky's dark and brilliant tale of an obsessed ballerina, 'The Black Swan' has Natalie Portman, Barbara Hershey, and Mila Kunis doing some of their best work.

Then there was David Finc...
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'Two Jews On Film' Pick Their Top 10 For 2010 (Video)

January 3rd, 2011 4:05pm EST
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2010 was truly a year for amazing films. We had The Coen Brothers' fantastic remake of the classic western, True Grit. Films about people overcoming great obstacles...'Frankie & Alice', 'Conviction', 'The Fighter' '127 Hours' and of course, one of the 'Two Jews On Film' favorites...'The King's Speech'. We had movies about a dancer's obsessed with perfection...Darren Aronofsky's brilliant, twisted tale, 'The Black Swan', and a film about a man obsessed with money and power 'Casino Jack'...And then there was that movie about a guy that changed our lives forever...'The Social Network'...one...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

December 14th, 2010 9:47am EST
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The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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'Narnia' Triumphs Over 'The Tourist' At Weekend Box Office

December 13th, 2010 8:30am EST
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The latest film in "The Chronicles Of Narnia" saga has shot to the top of the box office, taking in $24.5 million over its opening weekend.

"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" overshadowed Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's romantic thriller "The Tourist," which debuted in second-place at $17 million.

Meanwhile, Disney's animated musical "Tangled" slipped from the top spot to three, with $14.6 million, raising its box office total to $115.6 million.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" fell from two to four with $8.5 million, followed by Denzel Washington's action thriller "Unstoppa...
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'Tangled' Dethrones 'Deathly Hallows' At Box Office

December 6th, 2010 8:25am EST
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Disney's latest animated fairytale Tangled has toppled Harry Potter from the top of the box office charts.

The film, based on the hairy Rapunzel story, made $21.5 million in its second weekend on release to climb to number one, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

"Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" fell a spot to two after claiming two weeks at the top.
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Mandy Moore Calls For Christmas Donations To Battle Malaria

December 1st, 2010 1:43pm EST
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Singer/actress Mandy Moore is putting a charity donation at the top of her holiday gift list after visiting malaria patients in a "life-changing" trip to the Central African Republic (CAR).

The Tangled star flew to the country to hand out insecticide-treated netting as part of the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to help stamp out the mosquito-borne illness, which is the leading killer of kids under the age of five in the CAR. Moore was left heartbroken after meeting several poverty-stricken patients battling the deadly illness, since the condition can be prevented wi...
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Zachary Levi 'Freaked Out' By His 'Tangled' Role

December 1st, 2010 11:05am EST
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Actor Zachary Levi "freaked out" when he was put up for the male lead in new animated movie musical Tangled - because he has always loved Disney movies.

The star voices the prince charming character opposite Mandy Moore's Princess Rapunzel, but Levi was convinced he'd miss out on the role - so he decided to give the audition his all.

He tells JustJared.com, "I heard about this from my agent and then freaked out. I mean, I think everyone in our generation grew up with these movies and loved them."

"You're hard pressed to find any kid who didn't like at least one of them on some level l...
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'Deathly Hallows' Hauls In Over $50 Million On Thanksgiving Weekend

November 29th, 2010 8:16am EST
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The magic of Harry Potter continues to draw in the crowds at the box office - The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has conjured up a spellbinding five-day gross of $76.3 million to land the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend in history.

The latest installment in the boy wizard franchise, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, hauled in $50.3 million from Friday to Sunday, in addition to the $26 million it raised last Wednesday and Thursday.

The bumper holiday figures take the movie's 10-day tally to $220.4 million - setting another record as the 10th best 10-day gross ever.

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'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1' Makes $14.5 Million Thanksgiving Day

November 26th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The new Harry Potter movie made Thanksgiving Day magical by taking a massive $14.5 million at the American box office on Thursday.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, grossed $125.1 million in the U.S. in its first weekend of release and it looks set to rule the box office for a second week after dominating the festive holiday.

Disney's Tangled came second in the Thanksgiving rundown with $11.6 million and Christina Aguilera's debut movie Burlesque came a long way behind in third with just $2.8 million.

The top five is rounded out b...
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'Tangled' Review: Two Jews On Film' Go 3D With 'Tangled' (Video)

November 24th, 2010 4:42pm EST
'Tangled', the newest 3D film from Disney Studios, written by Dan Fogelman (Cars) with music by Alan Menken (Little Mermaid) is the reworking of the fairytale, Rapunzel. Once upon a time, lived a baby princess, named Rapunzel (Mandy Moore) with magical hair that had the power to rejuvenate. An evil witch (Donna Murphy) decides growing old sucks, so she steals Rapunzel from the King and Queen. The evil witch locks Rapunzel in a tower and pretends to be her loving mother. Rapunzel grows up and like any normal teenager wants to leave home and experience the real world. As fate would have...
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Alan Menken Walks Us Through The Music Of Disney's 'Tangled'

November 24th, 2010 2:30pm EST
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This holiday weekend, Disney releases their 50th animated film, Tangled. Another musical based on a fairy tale, this retelling of Rapunzel features more catchy music by Alan Menken, the composer behind Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and Enchanted.

Mandy Moore provides the voice of Rapunzel and sings many songs. Her opening number is in a familiar pop rock style. “Yes, we’re going after a Chelsea Morning, Joni Mitchell kind of song,” Menken said. “On a gut level I really felt that the first time we meet Rapunzel, I wanted it to be just this bright burst of guitar and ener...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies- 'Tangled,' 'Burlesque' & More

November 22nd, 2010 11:30am EST
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I caught “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” last Monday, which turned out to be largely uneventful. While there are moments in the beginning and end that are quite stimulating, most of the movie involves tedious set up for the final film. If you have not seen my review yet definitely check it out here.

In addition to “Deathly Hallows: Part 1” I had the opportunity to see the Paul Haggis thriller “The Next Three Days,” starring Russell Crowe. Crowe is surprisingly believable as an everyman character forced to make tough choices to save his family. That’s why it’s so surpris...
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'Tangled' Review: Disney's Magic Is Back With Charming, Rousing Songs & Storyline

November 22nd, 2010 9:21am EST
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Disney has had some hits and misses with animated films in recent memory. Sure, the mighty house of mouse made “Beauty and The Beast” “Aladdin” and “The Lion King” but “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” was sad, “Pocahontas” was oddly animated, “Hercules” was grotesque, and “Mulan” was lacking in song quality. The less said about “Home on The Range” the better.

So Disney went to CGI animated films and tried to play catch up to Pixar. The results thus far have been mixed. “Meet the Robinsons” was cute, “Bolt” was adorable, “Chicken Little” was middling, and nothing really captured the 90's magic...
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Mandy Moore's Fun, Fuschia Dress - Hot Or Not?

November 15th, 2010 8:35am EST
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Mandy Moore wore a fuschia one-shouldered dress to the "Tangled" world premiere in Los Angeles yesterday. She paired it with gold, sparkly shoes. We're not crazy about the fit of the dress. It doesn't show off her figure quite right.

What do you think?

The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale gets a lavish CG makeover as directors Byron Howard and Nathan Greno team up to tell the tale of a fair-haired beauty (voiced by Moore) with long-flowing locks, a gallant hero with a heart of gold, and the evil witch who plots to keep these lovelorn innocents apart.

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Mandy Moore Looks Marvelous

October 30th, 2010 10:30am EDT
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Mandy Moore made time to greet her fans after taping "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Hollywood earlier this week.

Last month Mandy joined aid workers in the Central African Republic to experience first-hand the battle against malaria.

The star has teamed up with United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign and joined workers handing out long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets in the capital Bangui.

She stars in the upcoming animated film "Tangled" about a fair-haired beauty with long-flowing locks, a gallant hero with a heart of gold, and the evil witch who plots to keep these lo...
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Fall Movie Preview Part 3: November

September 8th, 2010 10:20am EDT
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November will unleash on moviegoers some of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. Sure to be the biggest opener of the month will be “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” which will ease fans into the end of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise. Director David Yates returns to helm the last two installments of the series which will be much appreciated by die-hard fans of the books and movies. Also exciting, and not surprising, is “Deathly Hallows” will be 3D which may result in the movie being just another flop in the 3D craze. Few movies have successfully employed the 3D t...
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