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'Oblivion' Blu-ray Day - Interview With Director Joseph Kosinski

August 7th, 2013 4:30pm EDT
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In the arena of stunning cinematic scenery, there’s simply no denying that Director Joseph Kosinski is at the top of his game.  From his groundbreaking 3D work in "Tron: Legacy" to his out of this world cinematic style in the new to Blu-ray release "Oblivion" (out August 6 from Universal Home Entertainment) starring Tom Cruise, Kosinski continues to up the ante in the amazing and artistic visual style department.  Finishing up our "Oblivion" Blu-ray Day, Starpulse got a chance to chat one-on-one with the director about everything from using some very large practical pieces in "Oblivion" to ...
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Olivia Wilde Wants More Female Leads In Sci-Fi Films

July 25th, 2011 9:47pm EDT
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Actress Olivia Wilde is calling on Hollywood producers to take more "risks" and build sci-fi roles around strong female characters because she's tired of playing the "helpful sidekick."

The movie beauty starred alongside Jeff Bridges and Garrett Hedlund in last year's Tron Legacy and she appears in new futuristic western Cowboys & Aliens with Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford.

Wilde is eager to continue building on her sci-fi credentials, but she hopes she will one day get the chance to follow in Alien star Sigourney Weaver's footsteps and lead the cast in an all-action role.

She tells WENN...
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'Inception,' 'Fringe' Win Big At Saturn Awards

June 24th, 2011 9:30am EDT
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Christopher Nolan's hit movie "Inception" was the big winner at the 37th annual Saturn Awards on Thursday night, picking up a total of five prizes.

The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was awarded trophies including Best Science Fiction Film, while Nolan was handed titles for Best Director and Best Writing at the annual science fiction, fantasy and horror ceremony.

Other winners on the night included Jeff Bridges, who won Best Actor for his role in "Tron: Legacy," while Natalie Portman picked up the female equivalent for "Black Swan." Meanwhile, the Best Supporting Actor and Actress gong...
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Elle Fanning Wins Top Honor At 2011 Young Hollywood Awards

May 23rd, 2011 11:00am EDT
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Dakota Fanning's younger sister Elle stepped out of her sibling's shadow as she scooped the Actress of the Year prize at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards.

The 13 year old accepted the prize for her role in Sofia Coppola's drama Somewhere at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday.

Garrett Hedlund picked up the Actor of the Year award for Tron: Legacy, while The Social Network star Armie Hammer and actress Isabel Lucas were named the Male and Female Stars of Tomorrow.

Hailee Steinfeld's debut in the Coen Brothers' 2010 western True Grit earned her the Breakthrough of the Year t...
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Justin Timberlake's Rep Slams Olivia Wilde Dating Rumors

May 17th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
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Justin Timberlake's spokesperson has shot down fresh rumors he's dating actress Olivia Wilde after they were spotted celebrating a mutual friend's birthday together in New York.

The SexyBack hit-maker recently co-hosted a dinner party for his pal at his barbecue restaurant Southern Hospitality and Wilde was among those in attendance, mingling with the singer/actor and other guests.

It is the second time in as many months the newly-single stars have been spotted out together, but Timberlake's representative insists there is nothing romantic between the two.

His rep tells People.com, "Th...
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Olivia Wilde Wears A Slinky Black Dress To The Tribeca Film Festival - Hot Or Not?

April 24th, 2011 9:46pm EDT
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Olivia Wilde was looking good at the One For All Shorts Program at the Tribeca Film Festival at the Clearview Cinemas in the Chelsea section of New York City on Friday. The House star rocked a low-cut black dress and wore a pair of Beatrice Grey necklaces that looked an awful lot like a set of Rosary Beads (after all it was Good Friday).

The Shorts Programs are a series of eight short film sets that each consist of seven or eight films, usually running about 15 minutes each, organized into similarly themed categories (i.e. comedy, drama, etc.) The festival sees more than 2800 submissions, ...
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Check Out 'Tron: Legacy' On Blu-ray & DVD April 5

April 2nd, 2011 7:00am EDT
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The Master Control Program is booted back up in "Tron: Legacy," a revamped Tron continuation that sees the return of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world.

Original director and co-writer Steven Lisberger produces the new film, which is helmed by commercial director Joseph Kosinski. James Frain, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen also star, with Bruce Boxleitner returning as Alan Bradley and Tron, the heroic protagonist of the origin...
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Olivia Wilde Files For Divorce From Italian Prince

March 11th, 2011 11:20pm EST
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Olivia Wilde has filed for divorce to officially end her eight-year marriage to Italian prince Tao Ruspoli.

The "Tron: Legacy star" lodged the petition on March 3 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences for the split, according to TMZ.com.

Wilde eloped with guitarist Ruspoli in 2003, when she was just 19, but the pair separated last month. They have no children.

Ruspoli's family own the famous Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome.
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Olivia Wilde Dating Ryan Gosling?

March 2nd, 2011 11:28am EST
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Actress Olivia Wilde has moved on from her marriage split - she has reportedly found love with Ryan Gosling.

A spokesperson confirmed last month that the Tron: Legacy star had separated from guitarist and Italian prince Tao Ruspoli, who she married in 2003 when she was just 19.

Now, Wilde has sparked rumors she's found a new man after she was photographed holding hands with The Notebook star while on a recent date at an aquarium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The brunette beauty was believed to be in town visiting Gosling while he films The Ides of March with George Clooney.

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'Inception' Scores Nine Saturn Award Nominations

February 24th, 2011 1:30pm EST
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Christopher Nolan's Inception is leading the way at the upcoming Saturn Awards - garnering nine nominations.

The thriller is up for the best sci-fi film honor, competing against Hereafter, Iron Man 2, Never Let Me Go, Splice and Tron: Legacy.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a double nominee in the best actor category for both Inception and Shutter Island, and will go up against George Clooney (The American), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man 2) and Ryan Reynolds (Buried). His Inception co-stars Ellen Page and Tom Hardy will also fight for top acting trophies.

Let Me In and Tron: Legacy are the other m...
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Olivia Wilde Separates From Italian Prince Husband

February 8th, 2011 12:32pm EST
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Actress Olivia Wilde has split from her husband, Italian prince Tao Ruspoli, after eight years of marriage.

The Tron: Legacy beauty eloped with guitarist Ruspoli in 2003, when she was just 19. A representative for the actress has confirmed to People.com the couple has now parted ways.

A source tells the website, "They have been living apart after trying for quite some time to make their relationship work."

Ruspoli's family own the famous Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome. Just last year, Wilde confessed that being married to a European royal wasn't all romance and chivalry - after visiting his ...
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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

* Javier Barde...
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2011 Golden Globe Awards Fashion - The Hits & Misses

January 17th, 2011 9:07am EST
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Strapless and shoulder-baring dresses were popular at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, and many celebrities walked the red carpet wearing all sorts of beautiful dresses.

Of course, there were a few duds as well, including "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen who showed a little nipple and Helena Bonham Carter who wore two different colored shoes.

Take a look at the photos below, and tell us what you think were the best and worst of the evening!

THE MISSES!

"Mad Men" star January Jones showed too much for such a classy event

Christina Aguilera

Sandra Bullock looks like she got stuc...
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'Twilight,' 'Psycho,' 'Inception' & More: 17 Classic Film Scenes Recreated With LEGOs

January 10th, 2011 9:05pm EST
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"I'm an enormous film fan and when I was growing up everybody had a big bucket of Lego or knew somebody who did," says film student Alex Eylar, 22, of Oakland, Calif.

The aspiring screenwriter began collecting LEGOs when he was five years old and now he boasts somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 pieces in his collection, which he now uses to recreate classic movie scenes.

"I make all my Lego projects at a table in the corner of [my] living room. I've got five of those big plastic drawer bureaus, filled with pieces divided by color, style, function. For smaller projects, the build can ...
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Olivia Wilde Without Make-Up - Hot Or Not?

January 10th, 2011 3:00pm EST
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We spotted a fresh faced Olivia Wilde and husband Tao Ruspoli heading for home after enjoying a Saturday date night at the Arclight Theater in West Hollywood. What do you think of her natural look?

The actress shocked pals with her physical transformation for sci-fi film "Tron: Legacy" - she got into such good shape nobody recognized her.

The actress, who plays a warrior named Quorra in the movie, endured weeks of torturous workouts to whip her physique into top shape.

She explained, "After two months of shooting I walked off set to visit some of the other actors and I wasn't in my w...
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Top Visual Effects Oscar List Includes ' Alice in Wonderland,' 'Hereafter,' & 'Inception'

January 6th, 2011 10:15am EST
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Alice in Wonderland, Hereafter and Inception are among the seven films on the shortlist for this year's Best Visual Effects Oscar.

Announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, the list also includes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Iron Man 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Tron: Legacy.

The nominations are announced at the end of January.
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'Little Fockers' Wins Again

January 3rd, 2011 8:14am EST
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Ben Stiller's new comedy "Little Fockers" is the first film to dominate the box office in 2011, after grossing an estimated $26.3 million over the New Year's holiday.

The latest installment of the "Meet the Parents" movie franchise boasts a two-week total of $103.2 million, toppling over the Coen brothers-directed drama "True Grit," which came in at second with $24.5 million.

Disney's 3D "Tron: Legacy" placed number three, grossing an estimated $18.3 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.' 3D family film "Yogi Bear" came in at four with $13 million and "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of ...
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Elijah Wood Joins 'Tron'

December 30th, 2010 3:29pm EST
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Elijah Wood is joining the Tron franchise after signing up to voice a character in an animated TV spin-off.

The 1982 science fiction classic was rebooted with a big screen sequel, with the original film's star Jeff Bridges reprising his role as the software engineer who created the arcade game universe.

Tron: Legacy has proved popular with film fans, grossing more than $165 million worldwide since its release earlier this month, and now it has been revealed the sequel will be followed by a TV show featuring the voice of Wood.

Tron: Legacy screenwriter Adam Horowitz tells Boxofficemagazin...
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'Little Fockers' Triumphs At Christmas Box Office

December 27th, 2010 8:00am EST
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Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro's new comedy Little Fockers has beaten out "True Grit," "Tron: Legacy" and "Gulliver's Travels" to land the Christmas number one.

Moviegoers flocked to cinemas on Christmas Day and helped the sequel to a $48.3 million holiday opening - $12 million more than second placed "True Grit."

Jack Black's comedy "Gulliver's Travels" opened on Christmas Day and scored $7.2 million.

Former number one "Tron: Legacy" fell to third with a $20.1 million weekend.
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Hot Stars You May Have Missed Out On This Year

December 26th, 2010 9:00am EST
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Let's face it, you can be everywhere all at once and see everything on TV or in the movies. We've compiled a short list of talented and beautiful stars you may have missed out on. Check out our list and let us know if you feel we've missed anyone.

Disney star Victoria Justice is only 17 but is absolutely beautiful and if beauty equates to talent look out.

If Aly Michalka hasn't caught your eye, you may need to have your head examined. She is also a former Disney Star and currently is in The CW's Hellcats.

Did you know that "Friday Night Lights" was still on TV? Zach Gilford does and...
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'Little Fockers' Expected To Rock The Christmas Box Office

December 25th, 2010 1:00pm EST
Little Fockers
Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro's movie comedy Little Fockers looks set to celebrate Christmas at the top of the box office after scoring a $7.2 million opening day on Wednesday.

Studio bosses at Universal expect the sequel to debut on Sunday with $60 million.

But the Coen Brothers' True Grit remake and the Tron sequel are also performing well at cinemas with the newly-released western expected to be a big hit among moviegoers on Christmas Day.
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'Tron: Legacy' Takes Top Spot At Weekend Box Office

December 20th, 2010 8:37am EST
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Sci-fi epic Tron: Legacy has powered its way to the top of the box office grid, scoring $43.6 million in its opening weekend.

Jeff Bridges returns to his role as video game hacker Kevin Flynn in the new Disney 3D movie, reprising his character from the original "Tron" in 1982.

Family adventure "Yogi Bear," starring Anna Faris and featuring the voices of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake, cowered behind "Tron: Legacy" in second place, debuting with $16.7 million, while "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" slips to three with $12.4 million.

Hotly-tipped Oscar favorite...
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Review: Kosinski Delivers Beautifully Rendered Upgrade In 'Tron: Legacy'

December 17th, 2010 3:06pm EST
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Cult followers of the original “Tron” have been yearning for decades to see a follow-up, so that they could embark on another computerized adventure. The release of test footage at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con for a new movie, whet fans’ appetites, and since then, “Tron: Legacy,” has been one the most highly anticipated motion pictures of the last two years.

“Tron: Legacy” follows Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), the son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), who was the protagonist in the first “Tron” movie. As it explains through flashbacks and a computer rendered version of a young Jeff Bridge...
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Jeff Bridges Talks 'Tron Legacy' And 'True Grit'

December 17th, 2010 2:00pm EST
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Jeff Bridges has two major movies coming out in the last weeks of the year. In Tron: Legacy he returns to the world of the computer grid from the landmark 1982 sci-fi film. In True Grit, he plays a grizzled western gunslinger based on the same book that inspired John Wayne’s Oscar winning role.

Tron: Legacy is out this weekend, updated with the 28 years of visual effects technology that evolved since Bridges’ last go round as Kevin Flynn. They even created a second character with a young Bridges face. Clu is the villain, created by Flynn in the ‘80s to run the grid, but now out of control ...
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Katy Perry's 'Firework' Explodes At Top Of The Pop Chart

December 17th, 2010 8:44am EST
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Katy Perry is continuing to light up the U.S. pop chart - her single "Firework" is at number one for a second consecutive week.

The singer keeps her pal Rihanna from climbing back to the top spot with her Drake collaboration "What's My Name?" at two, while the R&B beauty lands another hit at six with "Only Girl (In the World)."

Bruno Mars moves up to third place with "Grenade," while Pink's "Raise Your Glass" takes fourth and Ke$ha rounds out the Billboard Hot 100 top five with "We R Who We R."

The highest new entry came from incarcerated rapper T.I. - his song "That's All She Wrote" deb...
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Olivia Wilde Transformed Herself For 'Tron' & Became Unrecognizable

December 16th, 2010 9:00am EST
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde shocked pals with her physical transformation for sci-fi film "Tron: Legacy" - she got into such good shape "nobody" recognized her.

The actress, who plays a warrior named Quorra in the upcoming movie, endured weeks of torturous workouts to whip her physique into top shape.

And she says she "knew we did something right" because towards the end of filming, her transformation was so dramatic even security on set demanded to see photo identification.

She explains, "I'd never done that before. I'd never really transformed. I got into shape...I did some boxing...

"Nobody realize...
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Review: 'Tron: Legacy' Game On!

December 15th, 2010 1:10pm EST
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In the 28 years it took for “Tron: Legacy” to reach your local Theater or IMAX screen, Communism fell, Al Gore invented the Internet and discovered global warming, and the idea of a movie based around video games became less of a “WTF”. The original “Tron”, for me, was always elusive. Every now and then I'd catch a half hour here, twenty minutes there, always on late night TV, but never had I seen the entire film.

This did not stop me from engorging myself on the Sequel. This movie is the visuals, and they deliver. They deliver in so many ways it's impossible to describe. For all the award...
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It's All About The Glitter For This Week's Celebrity Style Stars (Video)

December 14th, 2010 7:00pm EST
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'Tis the season to glitter. Who says sequins are only for the prom? Olivia Wilde's gold gown at the L.A. "Tron" premiere was amazing. We also love her signature cat eyes and long-flowing wavy hair.

Young hollywood brought the bling to the red carpet at the Young Hollywood Style Awards. Disney darling Selena Gomez channeled a mermaid with her multicolored gown, while "Big Bang" star Kaley Cuoco was a silver siren.

Also on the sparkle train? Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice and "90210" hottie Jessica Lowndes. Check them out in the video below!
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Tron: Legacy,' 'Yogi Bear,' & More

December 13th, 2010 9:29am EST
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Last Thursday I saw “I Love You Philip Morris” starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor. This film, which is written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and Jon Requa, the team behind “Bad Santa,” advertises itself as a funny movie; however it leans more dramatic than expected. Most of the hilarious lines are spoiled by the trailer, so when you get a chance to see the whole product, you’ll find yourself a bit let down.

Both Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor are incredibly convincing as a gay couple from the manner of their speaking down to the body language that they use. Their story is one that pull...
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