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The Explosive Movies That Crushed The Box Office On Independence Day Weekend

July 4th, 2014 8:01am EDT
Wild Wild West
The weekend following Independence Day here in America has become a must-perform spot on the calendar for movie studios. This year, the 4th of July lands on a Friday, leaving us bereft of new releases (although Transformers: Age of Extinction, which came out on the 27th, should do nicely). So with nothing new coming out, let's take a look at the bombastic films we celebrated freedom with in years past.

Wild Wild West

If there's one thing you need to know about Will Smith, it's that he loves July 4th. No other actor has benefited more from releasing films around Independence Day than Wil...
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Why Is Dakota Fanning Thinking About Baby Names?

November 10th, 2009 10:20am EST
Dakota Fanning
It's been fun to watch Dakota Fanning grow up on screen. She always seemed wise beyond her years as the child in I Am Sam and War Of The Worlds. She's blossomed into young womanhood in films like The Secret Life of Bees and Push. Still, she's a little young to start thinking about children of her own.

"I'm obsessed with baby names, with what people name their children," Fanning revealed in a press conference last weekend. "Just like friends, anybody. I know a lot of people's baby names. But I just love names in general."

Okay, at least she's not thinking of her own… yet. "I've been pl...
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Sarah's Cinema Musings: When A Remake Is Redundant

August 17th, 2009 2:37pm EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
As many of you have noticed, even those of you who have sought residence under a comfortable moss-laden rock, there is a virus in cinema. This virus is the concept of the remake. Yes, in a time when production budgets are dependent on a 'sure bet', there will be hyper-formulaic films. The issue now is the remake-remake. Confused? You are not the only one. Remakes of remakes, sometimes more positively spun as 'reimaginings', are not unheard of. 'Batman', 'Superman', and many of the old sci-fi classics like 'War of the Worlds', 'Dracula', 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', amongst many o...
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When Good Movies Turn Bad: The Movie Version Of Jumping The Shark

August 13th, 2009 11:34am EDT
Funny People
Ordinarily, an article such as this warrants a spoiler alert, but since the only thing giving away plot details of the last hour of "Funny People" would spoil is a good nap, that disclaimer is null in this instance.

There's a moment in this film, about three-fifths of the way through it, when Adam Sandler's George Simmons calls Seth Rogen's Ira Wright (née Weiner), and tells him in a strange pirate voice that they're to set sail for San Francisco the next day to perform a comedy show. He then makes a funny phallus-related joke and the camera cuts away.

When Judd Apatow shot this scen...
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'Coraline' Comes To DVD & Blu-ray July 21, For A Limited Time Only

May 29th, 2009 10:05pm EDT
Coraline
From the visionary imagination of filmmaker Henry Selick, director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and based on the award-winning novel by Newbery Medal winner Neil Gaiman ("The Graveyard Book", "Sandman") comes the remarkable handmade, stop-motion animated feature film Coraline, available on Blu-ray™ Hi-Def combo pack, 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD and single disc DVD July 21st, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. While all editions feature both the 2-D and 3-D versions of the film and four pairs of 3-D glasses, the Blu-ray™ Hi-Def and 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD also in...
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'King Kong', 'Creature' To Join Universal Studios Hollywood In 2010

May 24th, 2009 4:00pm EDT
King Kong
King Kong, among the screen’s most powerful and enduring icons, will re-emerge on the famed and newly upgraded Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour in summer, 2010 as a thrilling and ground-breaking 4-D multi-sensory marvel, a new signature attraction for Universal Studios Hollywood.

The new King Kong attraction, based on the Oscar®-winning 2005 Universal Pictures film, will combine thrilling visceral effects with the world’s largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience.

Larry Kurzweil, President and Chief Operating Officer, Unive...
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Review: 'Terminator Salvation' May Not Be The 'Terminator' Fans Have Waited For

May 20th, 2009 2:15pm EDT
Terminator Salvation
When I first heard there would be a fourth Terminator film, my reaction fell somewhere in between what it would be if they announced a seventh Highlander film and the announcement of a third Mannequin -- with Mannequin being on the higher level of excitement. Now that's not to say I didn't enjoy the hell out of the first two Terminator films, I did... a lot. But once James Cameron left the series, the third film, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, followed by the recently canceled The Sara Connor Chronicles, drifted the franchise in a direction I wasn't interested in. There seemed to be to...
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Starpulse's Explosive Summer Movie Preview

May 1st, 2009 10:06am EDT
Star Trek
Since the dawn of the American cinematic blockbuster in the late 1970s and early 1980s, moviegoers have eagerly waited for May - the unofficial beginning of summertime. This summer is no different. Films, and most popular media, are social mirrors, and this summer season supports that. The large box office contenders all deal with very similar themes: escapism and the support of the lone, outlaw hero figure (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Up, Transformers 2, Public Enemies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, Inglourious Basterds, et...
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The Magic Of 'The Secret Life Of Bees' Arrives On DVD And Blu-ray Disc Feb. 3

January 13th, 2009 5:08pm EST
The Secret Life Of Bees
A heartwarming and empowering story based on the celebrated best-selling novel by the same name, The Secret Life Of Bees arrives on DVD and Blu-ray disc February 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Secret Life of Bees stars Dakota Fanning (Charlotte's Web, War Of The Worlds) as Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with her caregiver to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace...
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Spotlight On Celebrity Sisters

July 29th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Paris & Nicky Hilton
When it comes to siblings in Hollywood, they are either very competitive with one another or they come as a team. These following celebrity sisters have all made a name for themselves whether it was on their own or with a little push from their already famous sibling. There's nothing wrong with riding the coattails of someone - just hold on tight!

Tia and Tamara Mowry

These beautiful twins are best known as the stars of the WB's "Sister Sister." As far as the competitiveness of this duo, it seems as though they are on equal ground. With Tia and Tamara, it seems as though you see ...
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Brendan Fraser To Greet Guests At Universal Studios Hollywood This Sunday

July 25th, 2008 9:21am EDT
Brendan Fraser
Brendan Fraser, star of Universal Pictures' eagerly anticipated summer blockbuster, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor makes a special guest appearance at Universal Studios Hollywood to meet fans and join them for a spin on the popular " Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride" thrill ride roller coaster on Sunday, July 27 at 4:00 p.m.

Flanked by a brigade of marching mummies, Brendan Fraser will greet fans at the "Revenge of the Mummy—The Ride" and entertain their many questions as well as preview a clip of the film. Guests attending the event will also have a chance to win tickets to atte...
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Lights, Camera, Scientology?

December 17th, 2007 11:50am EST
Tom Cruise
With a ban in Germany on the horizon, scientology has come under severe media scrutiny and public debate in recent years. Ever since Tom Cruise defamed Brooke Shields during post-partum-depression-gate '07, the quasi-religion has been a heated topic. It's been called an oppressive cult. A money-guzzler. A fraud. And it has something to do with an ancient alien named Xenu. So why do so many public faces flock to the Scientology church's doors?

John Travolta, Jenna Elfman, Katie Holmes, Kirstie Alley, Jason Lee and Isaac Hayes are all reported Scientologists. For most of them, their beli...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 1

May 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Tim McGraw
Happy Birthday to "Rushmore" director Wes Anderson (1969), Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzky (1968), country superstar Tim McGraw (1967), "The Passion of the Christ" actress Maia Morgenstern (1962), "Ghostbusters" singer Ray Parker Jr. (1954), "Law & Order SVU" actor Dann Florek (1950), action director John Woo (1946), "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Joanna Lumley (1946), singer Rita Coolidge (1945), folk singer Judy Collins (1939), "War of the Worlds" (2005) actress Ann Robinson (1935), "Superman The Movie" actor Glenn Ford (1916), God Bless America singer Kate Smith (1909; d. 1986), ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 23

February 23rd, 2007 3:00am EST
Dakota Fanning
Happy Birthday to "War of the Worlds" star Dakota Fanning (1994), British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955), "Home Improvement" mom Patricia Richardson (1951), musician Johnny Winter (1944), prolific actor Peter Fonda (1939), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Majel Barrett (1932), silver screen director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949), and "Messiah" composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759).
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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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Jessica Alba To Host 2006 MTV Movie Awards

June 1st, 2006 8:00pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Covering Hollywood’s most anticipated blockbuster from every angle, MTV News will present exclusive pre and post show coverage of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." From backstage to the red carpet, the MTV News team will cover every angle of the big show including exclusive celebrity interviews, musical performances, and much more. Additionally for the first time, fans will be able to access MTV News’ comprehensive Movie Awards coverage on-air and through broadband network, MTV Overdrive (movieawards.mtv.com) — each with a unique and exclusive take on the show.

MTV News pre show coverage...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 1

May 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Tim McGraw
Happy Birthday to "Rushmore" director Wes Anderson (1969), Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzky (1968), country superstar Tim McGraw (1967), "The Passion of the Christ" actress Maia Morgenstern (1962), "Ghostbusters" singer Ray Parker Jr. (1954), "Law & Order SVU" actor Dann Florek (1950), action director John Woo (1946), "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Joanna Lumley (1946), singer Rita Coolidge (1945), folk singer Judy Collins (1939), "War of the Worlds" (2005) actress Ann Robinson (1935), "Superman The Movie" actor Glenn Ford (1916), God Bless America singer Kate Smith (1909; d. 1986), ...
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MTV Movie Awards Nominees Announced - Full List!

April 25th, 2006 10:53am EDT
40-Year-Old Virgin
Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old-Virgin are set to dominate the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. Both movies have received five nominations each including Best Movie and Best Comedic Performance. Among the other contenders for historically one the most hotly contested awards, Best Kiss, are Brokeback Mountain lovers Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger who are set to battle it out with real life couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who locked lips in their action hit last year Mr and Mrs Smith. Full List of Nominees Below!

This year's awards ceremony is the first time that organisers haven't had...
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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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Celebrity Birthdays, February 23

February 23rd, 2006 3:00am EST
Dakota Fanning
Happy Birthday to "War of the Worlds" star Dakota Fanning (1994), British singer/keyboardist Howard Jones (1955), "Home Improvement" mom Patricia Richardson (1951), musician Johnny Winter (1944), prolific actor Peter Fonda (1939), "Star Trek: TNG" actress Majel Barrett (1932), silver screen director Victor Fleming (1883; d. 1949), and "Messiah" composer George Frideric Handel (1685; d. 1759).
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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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Tom Cruise Generated Most Box Office Dollars in 2005, Followed by Johnny Depp

January 27th, 2006 2:45pm EST
Tom Cruise
War of the Worlds star Tom Cruise has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2005 in Quigley Publishing Company’s 74th Annual Top Ten Money-Making Stars Poll. Cruise has won the poll seven times, the most of any actor since 1932, and has placed in the Top Ten 18 times. This was his first top finish since 2001 when he starred with Penelope Cruz in Vanilla Sky.

The Quigley Poll, conducted every year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture exhibitors, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that generated the most box-office revenue in the preceding year for their theatres. L...
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ERC Names Top 10 Earning Films of 2005

January 4th, 2006 2:08pm EST
Star Wars Episode III
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith blew away the competition in 2005, making over $380 million at the box office. Here is a list of the top 10 money-making films of last year as compiled by Exhibitor Relations Co. (ERC):

1. Star Wars: Episode III--Revenge of the Sith, $380.3 million

2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, $277.1 million

3. War of the Worlds, $234.3 million

4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, $225.7 million

5. Wedding Crashers, $209.2 million

6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, $206.5 million

7. Batman Begins, $205...
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Top Rented Film in 2005? Will Smith's 'Hitch'

December 29th, 2005 10:18am EST
Critics may get the first word on movies, but the final reviews ultimately come from the people. Topping the list of most popular Blockbuster movie rentals in 2005 is Hitch, the romantic comedy starring Will Smith, followed by the action and adventure film Mr. and Mrs. Smith starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

"Love won the day in 2005, with 'Hitch' coming in as the most popular

movie of the year with Blockbuster customers," said Curt Andrews, senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Blockbuster Inc. "What we'd like to know is if people were looking for a good la...
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Paramount Buys DreamWorks, Acquires Entire Live-Action Library

December 12th, 2005 2:43pm EST
Gladiator
Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc., has signed a definitive agreement to purchase DreamWorks SKG for $1.6 billion in cash and assumption of debt. Under the terms of the agreement, Paramount will acquire the entire DreamWorks live-action library, which includes 59 films including such titles as Gladiator and American Beauty, both of which were winners of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

In addition, Paramount is acquiring rights to such acclaimed Steven Spielberg-directed blockbusters as War of the Worlds, Catch Me If You Can, Saving Private Ryan, and Minority Report, along ...
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Tom Cruise Has His Own Ultrasound Machine

November 25th, 2005 1:07pm EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has reportedly splashed out on his own ultrasound machine - so he can watch his baby with Katie Holmes growing in the womb. The Hollywood heavyweight is said to regularly scan Katie's tummy so the smitten pair can see their first child developing. The 43-year-old actor - who has two adopted children with first wife Nicole Kidman - told US talk show host Barbara Walters: "I bought a sonogram machine. I am going to donate it to a hospital when we are done." The 'War of the Worlds' star also insisted he and Katie - who plan to tie the knot next year - don't know their baby's sex. He...
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New Movies on DVD, Nov. 22

November 22nd, 2005 8:00am EST
The Polar Express
New releases this week are The Polar Express and War of the Worlds. The Polar Express revolves around Billy, who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so because his family insists that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa.

In War of the Worlds, Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) is a dockworker living in New Jers...
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Tom Cruise Drops Publicist Following This Year's Negative Press

November 8th, 2005 11:54am EST
Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise has gotten rid of his sister as his publicist after a summer of negative publicity. The Hollywood actor has replaced Lee Anne DeVette with veteran Hollywood PR guru Paul Bloch, who has previously represented Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone.

Tom said of his sister, who will now just handle his charity work: "Lee Anne has done a wonderful job." However, insiders claim the past year has been a "PR disaster" for the handsome star. First, he was criticized over his romance with pregnant fiancée Katie Holmes, with some people suggesting it was nothing more than a publicity stu...
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