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Underrated & Overrated Movie Songs

November 7th, 2008 1:13pm EST
Neil Young
We all know the real reason we go to the movies. It isn't the thrills or the chills, the laughs or the gaffes, the drama or Lorenzo Lamas, no; we all hit the theater to hear the music. That is, we love to hear the one big song associated with any film.

The marriage of music and movies has long been exceptional. Whether it's "Theme From a Summer's Place" or "Blame Canada", nothing raises a film's enjoyment factor quite like a good tune.

Problem is, most songs simply aren't that good. A lot of these film tunes come from a great movie and are thusly mistaken as great music when i...
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Carrie Preston Discusses Her 'True Blood' Role And More

August 21st, 2008 9:26am EDT
Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston is not only an actor, she has her own production company. So although she is featured in the new HBO series "True Blood" and has a cameo in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," she is also currently making the indie movie tour with her latest release, "Ready? OK!" We caught up with the classically trained actor in transit and found her to be bright, charming, and a woman of many talents.

Hey Carrie, what's going on?

I'm going to a film festival in North Carolina with a movie that I produced and was in with my husband Michael Emerson ("Lost.")

Tell us about...
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Must-See Hockey Movies

June 18th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Slap Shot
Hockey, the sport of kings, or whatever it is they have in Canada, Pharaoh perhaps? The sport that makes professional wrestling look like a rose filled romp through Holland has been immortalized several times on the big screen. For every man who has sat through Disney's Ice Princess hoping for a bit of checking on the ice, Starpulse presents our list of must-see hockey movies of all time. Some are good, some are bad, all deserve a place next to your goalie mask.

The Cutting Edge (1992)

Oh D. B. Sweeney, if only you didn't suffer that eye-injury. The Cutting Edge could have been about...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 23

September 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ani DiFranco
Happy Birthday to Cascada singer Natalie Horler (1981), "Son of the Beach" actress Jaime Bergman (1975), WWE star Matt Hardy (1974), prolific folk singer Ani DiFranco (1970), "All of Us" actress LisaRaye (1966), "Transamerica" actress Elizabeth Pena (1959), "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander (1959), "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen (1949), actress Mary Kay Place (1947), Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias (1943), blues musician Roy Buchanan (1939; d. 1988), "Green Acres" actor Tom Lester (1938), prolific pianist Ray Charles (1930; d. 2004), legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane (1926; d. 1967), "Pe...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 23

September 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ani DiFranco
Happy Birthday to Cascada singer Natalie Horler (1981), "Son of the Beach" actress Jaime Bergman (1975), WWE star Matt Hardy (1974), prolific folk singer Ani DiFranco (1970), "All of Us" actress LisaRaye (1966), "Transamerica" actress Elizabeth Pena (1959), "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander (1959), "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen (1949), actress Mary Kay Place (1947), Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias (1943), blues musician Roy Buchanan (1939; d. 1988), "Green Acres" actor Tom Lester (1938), prolific pianist Ray Charles (1930; d. 2004), legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane (1926; d. 1967), "Pe...
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And The Best Film Trailers Are ...

June 13th, 2006 11:16am EDT
Billed as the world's fastest awards show, the 7th Annual Golden Trailer Awards (GTA) has once again delivered an evening of turbo-charged coming attractions and raucous, cutting-edge comedy. The definitive word in movie previews, the high-profile GTA announced the results of their competition for best trailers in 16 categories.

The Golden Trailer Awards was founded by Evelyn Brady and Monica Brady in New York City in 1999 and has grown to become one of the most anticipated film events of the year. And the winners are:

Best Action Winner

Mission: Impossible III, Paramount Pictur...
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New Movies On DVD, May 23

May 23rd, 2006 8:00am EDT
Cheaper By The Dozen 2
Steve Martin's hilarious comedy Cheaper By The Dozen 2 hits video stores this week. The film centers on the Baker family, who takes a vacation and finds themselves competing with a family of eight children, headed by Jimmy Murtaugh (Eugene Levy). Also new this week: the gender-bending Transamerica, video game spawn Bloodrayne and teen Disney favorite High School Musical.
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And The Oscar Goes To ...

March 6th, 2006 9:45am EST
George Clooney
Although Brokeback Mountain wound up walking away with a few Academy Awards last night, the big winner was Crash, which took home statues for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Original Screenplay and Best Achievement in Editing. Thrice-nominated George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syriana. Read more for a complete list of winners ...

78th Annual Academy Awards Winners:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote

Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow

Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain

Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line

David S...
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Survey Says 'Crash' Should Win Best Picture

March 2nd, 2006 2:24pm EST
According to a new Harris poll, 20 percent of U.S. adults say Crash should win the Best Picture Oscar this year. Only 13 percent believe Brokeback Mountain should win, followed by 10 percent who each say Good Night and Good Luck and Munich should take home the award. The fifth nominee Capote has the support of just 4 percent of adults.

What may be worrisome for the producers of the Academy Awards is that 24 percent of adults say they are not sure who should win, and 18 percent think none of these five should win. Without being invested in a movie, will they tune in to watch the awards?...
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Complete List of 2006 Oscar Nominations

January 31st, 2006 10:58am EST
Best Actor nominee Heath Ledger
As expected, Brokeback Mountain is a favorite among Oscar voters, rounding up eight nominations, including those for best motion picture, director, actor, and supporting actor and actress. Crash and Good Night, And Good Luck follow with six nominations each. Walk the Line was surprisingly shut out of the best motion picture category, but the film earned five nominations, as did Capote, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Munich. Continue reading for a complete list of Oscar nominees...

78th Annual Academy Awards Nominations:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Philip Seymour Hof...
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'Brokeback Mountain' Snags Top Honors at Golden Globes

January 17th, 2006 9:14am EST
Brokeback Mountain
Gay cowboy drama Brokeback Mountain was the big winner at last night's Golden Globe awards scooping four honors - including Best Motion Picture. The movie - which had seven nominations at the prestigious ceremony - also won Best Director for Ang Lee, Best Screenplay and Best Original Song. But lead actor Heath Ledger lost out on the Best Dramatic Actor award to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the award for his performance in Capote.

Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon were both honored for their performances in Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line. The film also won the award for Best Mo...
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Felicity Huffman Attached To Fake Penis

January 16th, 2006 3:45pm EST
Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman had a hard time finding a realistic fake penis for her latest role. The 'Desperate Housewives' actress needed the phoney phallus to play a transsexual in new movie 'Transamerica' but admits tracking one down was more difficult than she thought.

She said: "We were on our second day of shooting, trying on some

undergarments, when I realised something was missing. I had to visit loads of sex shops before I found a realistic looking flaccid penis."

Huffman recently revealed she became so attached to the prosthetic penis she had to wear in the film - she gave it a na...
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'Brokeback Mountain' Garners Most SAG Nominations

January 5th, 2006 11:15am EST
Brokeback Mountain
Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2005 in five film and eight primetime television categories were just announced. Brokeback Mountain leads the pack in film with four nominations, followed by Capote and Crash (each with three nominations).

The film nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Russell Crowe / CINDERELLA MAN – Jim Braddock

Philip Seymour Hoffman / CAPOTE – Truman Capote

Heath Ledger / BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – Ennis Del Mar

Joaquin Phoenix / WALK THE LINE – John R. Cash (

D...
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