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Ranking the "X-Men's" Powers by Deadliness

May 17th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Ranking the "X-Men's" Powers by Deadliness
The "X-Men" franchise is the most popular comic book ensemble on film, combining the varying powers of brilliant and misguided mutants as they battle for political justice and save ther from extinction. Some of their powers are overblown and in your face, like Storm's ability to manipulate weather patterns and Magneto's control over all things metal.

Others are more discreet and deadly, like Mystique's ability to cloak herself under anyone's skin, and Professor X's penchant for invasive psychosis. Regardless of size or steel, these powers are sharp, cutting and are the perfect tools to sto...
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Who Are The Top 10 Female Supervillains?

March 6th, 2014 7:01pm EST
Who Are The Top 10 Female Supervillains?
Which female villains are the best? Check out this countdown of the 10 top movie supervillains that were women. These women have kicked and punched their way through our favorite action and comic book flicks -- looking sexy all the while.

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'X-Men Days Of Future Past' - First Trailer Released (Watch It!)

October 29th, 2013 11:01pm EDT
X-Men Days Of Future Past
The first full-length trailer for next spring's X-Men: Days of Future Past was relesed on Tuesday, and the new clip gives quick glimpses of some new characters and confirms what the title suggests: time travel.

The film brings the cast of the first three X-Men films together with that of 2011 prequel X-Men: First Class and "the overall tone is a bit darker than previous films, particularly because of the stakes," according to director Bryan Singer, who answered fan questions during a fan chat on Twitter Monday.

The story finds Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) sending Wolverine (Hugh Jac...
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16 Of Our Favorite Blue Movie Characters, From 'Avatar' To 'X-Men'

August 5th, 2013 8:05pm EDT
Avatar
Last week, director James Cameron promised not one, not two, but three sequels to his hit film Avatar.

Hot off the success of the 2009 film, Cameron revealed that there were plenty more tales to tell about the planet Pandora and its race of blue beings - the Na'vi.

Cameron plans on shooting the three sequels simultaneously, and he's got four new screenwriters on board to help him pen the three stories.

"Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience," the director said in a statement. "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that...
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Comic Con 2013: Superman & Batman Movie, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' And 'Avengers 2' Dominate

July 22nd, 2013 6:02pm EDT
Thor: The Dark World
Saturday was a huge day at this year's Comic Con, especially for Marvel studios.

The superhero movie-making factory had quite a few announcements to make, sending fans who were there (and who weren't there) into a frenzy over what's coming in the next two years.

To start, actor Tom Hiddleston reprised his role as Loki from "The Avengers," and the upcoming "Thor: The Dark World," trying hard to keep a straight face while in character to present the trailer for the "Thor" sequel.

Marvel also previewed next summer's sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and the highly anticipated "Gu...
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For The 'The Avengers' Assembly – Our Top Ten Superhero Movies Of All Time

May 3rd, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Avengers
As the Avengers finally assemble, bringing the biggest superhero movie yet to the big screen, we have to ask: Of all these darn superhero movies, which ones are the best? Luckily, we can also answer that question we just asked ourselves. Let the debate commence!

10) THE SHADOW (1994)

A lot of movies could’ve taken this spot on the list, but for the sake of mixing things up, I’m going with this oft-dismissed adaptation of the classic radio / pulp / comics hero (many will argue he’s not a superhero, but he fits the criteria). Director Russell Mulcahy crafted a moody, stylish art-deco peri...
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Alan Cumming Adopting Vegan Diet

December 30th, 2011 3:30pm EST
Alan Cumming
X2 star Alan Cumming is set to become a vegan in 2012 after taking inspiration from retired boxing champ Mike Tyson.

The Scottish actor adopted a meat-free diet in early 2010 but now he's set himself a New Year's resolution to cut out all dairy and animal products from his eating habits altogether, opting instead to feast on seitan, wheat gluten widely used as a substitute for meat.

In a post on his Twitter.com blog on Friday, he writes, "That's it. I was toying with going the whole hog to veganism and now I see Mike Tyson is the new Vegan poster boy! Sold! Get ye back, seitan!"

Tyson...
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Hugh Jackman Gets Some Sun & Has Some Fun With His Kids On The Beach In France

July 31st, 2011 2:54pm EDT
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman spent the day Sunday playing with his children on the beach in St. Tropez.

The X-Men Origins: Wolverine star showed off his toned body while frolicking with daughter Ava and son Oscar at the south France hot spot.

Last week Jackman was promoting upcoming his upcoming "Rock-em Sock-em Robots" influenced film Real Steel at San Diego's annual Comic Con, and was asked about upcoming X-Men sequel Wolverine.

Script is done for Wolverine," he tells Access Hollywood. "[T]his afternoon – [I'm] going to be meeting up with the director James Mangold."

Shooting for the film begins in O...
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Top Ten Best Movie Sequels Ever

May 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kung-fu panda 2 photo
For all those hoping that both Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover Part II opening this week are better flicks then their predecessors this is the Starpulse list for you. We’ve delved deep into our movie minds to come up with some of the most imaginative, innovative, and just plain kick-ass awesome second outings to ever hit the silver screen. (And yes, being that it’s part of a trilogy, Empire doesn’t count movie geeks!) Move over impressive or perhaps in some cases unimpressive cinematic originals – you’re new 35mm baby brother is here and he makes this look good. Here is our list of the...
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New 'X-Men: First Class' Online Exclusive Trailer Released (Video)

April 21st, 2011 1:00pm EDT
X-Men First Class
A new 90-second web only preview of the upcoming X-Men prequel, X-Men: First Class, hit the web - and you can watch it right here.

The upcoming prequel stars James McAvoy as Charles Xavier and Michael Fassbender as Erik Lehnsherr (aka Magneto), two friends discovering their extraordinary powers for the first time before mutants became commonplace in the world.

The two band together with others like them to help avert nuclear Armageddon, but in the process have a falling out and become bitter enemies.

The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Lucas Till, Jason Flem...
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Patrick Stewart Supports Assisted Suicides

April 17th, 2011 4:13pm EDT
Patrick Stewart
Patrick Stewart has thrown his support behind a campaign to legalise assisted suicide after a friend was driven to end her life "in the most ghastly way."

The X-Men star has refused to go into detail about the tragedy which has spurred him on to become a patron of the Dignity in Dying group, which is calling for a change in the law to allow assisted deaths.

Stewart has only revealed the loss of a close friend, as well as his age and health issues, has convinced him to back the drive.

He tells Britain's The Sunday Times, "A lot of it has to do with my age. I had a heart procedure five yea...
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Oscar-Nominee Jennifer Lawrence Is Hollywood's Next Big Star

April 15th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence heats up the new issue Of GQ magazine by stripping down to her underwear for a sexy photo shoot. The 20-year-old up-and-comer stars in this summer's X-Men: First Class, as the shape-shifting Mystique.

Jennifer takes over the role made famous by Rebecca Romijn for the franchise's prequel, which takes place before Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto become enemies and their team of mutants team up to save the world from nuclear annihilation.

The film's director, Matthew Vaughn, tells GQ, "There are a lot of young American actors right now who haven't got any technique, an...
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Ryan Reynolds Assures 'X-Men' Fans That 'Deadpool' Movie is Still Happening

March 6th, 2011 3:07pm EST
Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds has reassured fans his role as the Green Lantern won't interfere with a movie about his X-Men anti-hero Deadpool, insisting the mutant spin-off is "still in the works."

Reynolds is set to take over the big screen as the Green Lantern this summer, and devotees have expressed fears that plans for a Deadpool film will be shelved.

But the hunky actor is confident he will eventually be able to reprise his role as Deadpool, the sword-wielding mercenary he played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

He tells Britain's Empire magazine, "That's still in the works. I'm not sure how logistica...
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Jennifer Lawrence Had Allergic Reaction To Blue 'X-Men' Makeup

January 23rd, 2011 11:18am EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence suffered for her art on the set of the new X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class - she had an allergic reaction to the body paint that turned her into mutant Mystique.

A skin doctor was called to the set when the pretty star broke out in rashes and boils when the blue paint was applied to her skin.

She tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I got a couple of things from the paint, like weird boils, rashes and blisters... and a doctor had to pop them."

But once that scare was taken care of, Lawrence really began to realize what she had signed up for - months of dai...
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Hugh Jackman Getting Fitness Tips From Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

December 9th, 2010 12:00am EST
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman has been taking tips from former wrestler Dwayne Johnson as he struggles to bulk up for his latest Wolverine movie.

The Australian actor is bringing his X-Men character back for a second solo outing and director Darren Aronofsky has ordered him to hit the gym and make sure he is even more muscled for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine sequel.

Jackman admits he's finding it tough to put on 25 pounds of muscle for the role as the clawed mutant before filming begins early next year, so he called The Rock for advice.

He tells EW.com, "(Twenty five pounds) is more than I ever have (put...
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Halle Berry Looks Amazing In A Skin-Tight Black Dress

September 21st, 2010 9:35pm EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry wore a skin-tight black dress at the "22 Ways To Say Black Party" at Milk Studios in New York City on Monday. She paired the outfit with tiny silver sandals. Can she get any hotter than this?

Halle was recently named one of the "sexiest beasts" by EW magazine for her character Storm in the "X-Men" franchise. We wholeheartedly agree.

Unfortunately, it looks like the actress is off the market. She was recently photographed hitting the streets of London hand in hand with Olivier Martinez.

Reports circulated earlier this month that she was romancing the French actor after the pa...
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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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Tom Cruise Stars In 'Valkyrie,' In Theaters Dec. 26; Watch The Trailer Here

November 5th, 2008 11:23am EST
Valkyrie
In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Tom Cruise stars in the suspense film, Valkyrie, based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

Click the 'play' button to watch the trailer for "Valkyrie"

Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) re-teams ...
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DC Movies vs Marvel Movies: Which Are Better?

June 12th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Dark Knight
After months of anticipation the two candidates are finally ready to square of against one another. There has quite possibly never been such a sharp contrast the American public has to choose between. One candidate possesses the mind of an intellectual while the other uses gut instincts. One maintains a trim and chiseled physique and the other uses brute strength to get his point across. One is a relative newcomer that was born in the early 1960's while one has a long and storied history having been born in the late 1930's. Are we talking about Barack Obama and John McCain? Well… I suppose ...
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Top Five Best/Worst Action Sequels

May 19th, 2008 12:23pm EDT
Indiana Jones
With summer now upon us, people across the country will be flocking to multiplexes everywhere. Let's face it, this summer will usher in yet another season of sequels. With highly anticipated action films such as "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "The Dark Knight," and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," it is only fitting to take a look back at the top five best and worst action sequels of all time.

Best Action Sequels:

5. Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson are reluctant allies as they try to hunt down a villain who is all...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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Noah Wyle Of 'ER' Enjoying Role Of Bookworm-Turned-Superhero In 'The Librarian'

March 28th, 2008 10:42am EDT
Noah Wyle
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Noah Wyle, best known as Dr. John Carter on NBC's ''ER,'' says he enjoys playing bookworm-turned-superhero in ''The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice.''

''After having played serious drama for so long, I needed to scratch the itch of versatility,'' Wyle said this week during a break from filming.

Set in New Orleans, it's the third installment of TNT's series of films in which Wyle portrays mild-mannered Flynn Carsen, who helps care for some of humanity's greatest treasures hidden beneath New York's vast metropolitan library.

Wyle and co-stars Bruce ...
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Movie Sequels: A List Of The Best & Worst

February 7th, 2008 9:40am EST
Spider-Man 2
It seems every year we are inundated with dozens of sequels to films we love and those we've already forgotten about. But what are the best? What are the worst? What shouldn't have been made and what beat the original? Answers to those questions are below, but before a list of the best and worst sequels is determined a few ground rules must be established.

1. The Sequel Cannot Be Planned. There are plenty of movies where the sequel is somewhat planned (I highly doubt anybody wasn't thinking sequel during Spider-Man) but some movies are part of a planned series from day one. The mo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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Margaret Cho's Creative Resurgence Spawns New Movie, Tour, TV Shows And A Burlesque Revue

April 15th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Margaret Cho
Comedian and actress Margaret Cho is happy to be experiencing a creative resurgence. In addition to her busy tour schedule, Cho also maintains an award winning blog, has taken up bellydancing, and recently started hosting her own variety show, The Sensuous Woman. Featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, bellydancers and burlesque superstars, The Sensuous Woman has been playing monthly in Los Angeles and San Francisco and is being developed for an off-broadway run in the fall. Margaret says, "There's a lot of gender swapping and gender play. It's the gayest show you could have with women st...
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'Superman,' 'Sopranos' and Sci-Fi Among Hundreds of Items Available for Auction

March 14th, 2007 11:32am EDT
Superman
A complete costume worn by Christopher Reeve in his first Superman film, (*$50,000-$70,000), a Bat Suit worn by Val Kilmer in Batman Forever (*$50,000-$70,000), an extremely rare Wicked Witch of the West "Winkie" guard costume from The Wizard of Oz,(*$100,000-$120,000), Marilyn Monroe's gown from There's No Business Like Show Business, (*$80,000-$100,000) along with her personal hand-annotated script from The Seven Year Itch (*$60,000-$80,000) are just a few of the items Profiles in History will offer for sale on April 5.

Other coveted items that will be up for bid as part of their 27...
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"Superman Returns" Soundtrack In Stores June 27; Listen To The Entire Album Right Here!

June 20th, 2006 1:47pm EDT
Superman Returns
The thrilling and dramatic score from Superman Returns, the highly anticipated film featuring the Man of Steel's latest heroic adventure, arrives in stores June 27, with nearly an hour of music from award-winning composer John Ottman (Fantastic Four, X2). The score album will be enhanced with an exclusive video interview with the film's director, Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men, The Usual Suspects), a featurette on the making of the score and two trailers for the film.

- Win a copy of the soundtrack from Starpulse.com (contest ends July 12)

Recorded with a 97-piece orchestr...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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Halle Berry Wished She Was White

April 20th, 2006 9:36am EDT
Halle Berry
Halle Berry used to pray she would be "cured" of being black. The stunning actress dreamed of finding a pill to turn her skin white when she was a child, according to The Sun newspaper.

The 39-year-old - who was the first black woman to win an Oscar, for her performance in Monster's Ball - is quoted as saying: "Being a black woman I've struggled with that my whole life - feeling that if I changed, my life would be better."

Meanwhile, the X-Men star has also confessed she is insecure about her stunning looks - despite being one of the most beautiful women in the world. The actress ...
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