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Embrace Your Geekness: The Hottest Nerds In Hollywood

July 13th, 2010 8:40am EDT
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“Embrace Your Geekness Day” is July 13th. In honor of this super cool holiday, we’re celebrating some of the hottest nerds in Hollywood today. Take a look at some of the chicest geeks on the big and small screens, and let us know if there are any other dork-alicious dweebs that deserve a mention!

BIG SCREEN GEEKS

Michael Cera - This “Arrested Development” alum is still the leading geek in Hollywood right now. Since 2007, Cera has played the geeky guy next door in “Juno,” “Superbad,” “Year One,” “Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist” and several others, including the upcoming, “Scott Pilgrim vs...
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'House's' Thirteen Previews The Rest Of The Season

January 15th, 2010 9:10am EST
House
House fans can look forward to more ball busting manipulative shenanigans from their favorite cantankerous doctor. Olivia Wilde, who plays the show's Thirteen, couldn't even decide which upcoming episode is the craziest. We talked to her at the Fox party as part of the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

"I think it's just a fantastic season," she said. "I'm trying to think of specific crazy things because every episode is crazy."

Dr. House himself may be in charge of the asylum, for a week at least. "Hugh Laurie is directing an episode which we're about to start shootin...
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25 Worst Movies Of 2009

November 27th, 2009 9:46am EST
The Body
Wow, there were some bad movies, like really bad, in 2009 but since we are optimists we like to think the good outnumbered the bad. We already discussed the good movies, and now we will feature the bad and ugly of 2009. Sometimes bad movies are entertaining enough to keep our attention for a few hours but sometimes the movies are so bad we induce vomiting to make us feel better.

Couples Retreat (25) had the cast and the budget to be a funny flick and it came out in the fourth quarter of 2009 when the best movies already came out. This movie was bad, not funny, and it might have marked th...
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New Movies On DVD, Oct. 6

October 6th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Year One
Jack Black and Michael Cera headline Harold Ramis' Biblical comedy Year One about a pair of misfit hunter-gatherers who embark on a wild journey through the ancient world after being banished from their primitive village. Also on DVD: Imagine That and My Life in Ruins.
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Olivia Wilde Was Advised To Lie About Her Marriage

September 29th, 2009 9:00am EDT
Olivia Wilde
Olivia Wilde was told her career would flop if she didn't lie about her marital status. The House star wed guitarist Tao Ruspoli six years ago, when she was just 19, before she'd landed her big break on TV show The O.C., and she admits casting bosses advised her to hide her relationship, so she would appear attainable to male fans.

The actress refused, and eventually proved the sceptics wrong - scooping roles in The O.C., "House" and movie Year One.

Wilde tells GQ magazine, "There were times when people thought it would really hurt me. People said I shouldn't be married, or (I should)...
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Summer Movie Awards Part 1: Surprise Hit, Biggest Bombs & More

September 9th, 2009 9:53am EDT
G.I. Joe
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the official end to summer has now passed. Yes, the days will now be shorter, the weather cooler (unless you're smart enough to live in Southern California like this column's scribe), and for some school resuming its session, but there's also a lot of good news.

TV is back, football is back, and summer movie season is finally at its end. Yes, no more summer movies, no more endless weekends filled with event films that shatter theater speakers and routinely melt screens with too much rambunctious action. It's a thankful end to a season that routine...
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Charlyne Yi 'Never Dated' Cera

August 11th, 2009 2:39pm EDT
Charlyne Yi Never Dated Cera
Comedy actress Charlyne Yi is baffled by rumors she's been dumped by 'boyfriend-of-three years' Michael Cera - because they've never dated.

A tabloid last month alleged Year One star Cera had pulled the plug on their relationship so he could make the most of his newfound fame and date other girls.

Yi appeared to back up the reports during an appearance on the Tonight Show last week when she performed a break up song, telling the audience, "It's kind of a sad song about my boyfriend breaking up with me. What can you do about it? Write a song about it... and try to win him back."

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Sarah's Cinema Musings: This Summer's Hits & Misses

August 3rd, 2009 9:52am EDT
The Ugly Truth
Ok, we are almost through the summer season of film, and I, for one, feel like I am trying to resuscitate an almost dead corpse. Sure, there were hits, good films, and technical blockbuster hits, but were they really great or just great within their summer context?

The Blockbusters

Just because a movie generates revenue at the box office does not necessarily translate into a successful well-loved film. X-Men Origins: Wolverine for instance, didn't exactly start the season off with a bang. Star Trek was loved by both fans and non-fans; something that was a bit of a worry before th...
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Michael Cera Dumps His Girlfriend

July 30th, 2009 3:03pm EDT
Michael Cera Dumps Girlfriend
Actor Michael Cera has split with his long-term singer/actress girlfriend Charlyne Yi, according to reports.

The pair has been together for three years, but sources claim Cera's head has been turned by the attention of other ladies since his career kicked off, thanks to roles in Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Year One - and he wants to date around.

A friend tells Star magazine, "He's been with her since before he was superfamous, and now all these girls fawn over him. He's itching to date other people."

Yi is said to be heartbroken and the break-up comes just as th...
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Judd Apatow: His Career And Latest 'Funny People'

July 30th, 2009 10:38am EDT
Judd Apatow
This Friday marks the theatrical release of "Funny People," the Judd Apatow dramedy starring Adam Sandler as a terminally ill stand-up comedian. As the buzz around this film has grown, fans and critics alike have wondered if Apatow, who never met a penis joke he didn't like, was making a huge mistake by veering into "serious" territory. Pretty odd, considering that one of Apatow's most loved and respected works was the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks," a show that beautifully walked the line between hilarity and heartbreaking realism.

Although it may seem like he came from out of nowhere to...
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The Best & Worst Of Jack Black

June 23rd, 2009 11:25am EDT
Year One
If only life were so simple as to allow enjoyable Jack Black be noticeably different than awful Jack Black. Perhaps the slightly thinner, slightly less beardy version of him could be the best version of him and the more unshaven and huskier version could be the worst version of him, or vice versa; something, anything, that would allow the audience to know what not to waste their time on.

Yes, if only life were this simple.

Sadly, it's not, otherwise I would not have recently lost 97 minutes of my life to Black's latest film, "Year One". While having its moments coming mainly fro...
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Taking You Back To 'Year One': A Spotlight On Harold Ramis

June 19th, 2009 10:10am EDT
Harold Ramis
You probably know him best as the deadpan Dr. Egon Spengler, a collector of spores, molds, and fungus, but relatively few know Harold Ramis for what he does best: writing and directing.

With his latest directorial effort, the stone-age comedy "Year One" coming out today, I felt it was appropriate to pay tribute a man who has been working behind the scenes on some of the best comedies of the past 30 years.

Harold Ramis was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1944 to Ruth and Nathan Ramis, two shop owners on Chicago's West Side. Staunchly loyal to the Chicago area, Ramis has lived there for...
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Review 'Year One': Everything About This Movie Is Bad

June 18th, 2009 9:53am EDT
Year One
I've heard this theory in the past that once a person reaches a certain age they lose their sense FOR humor. Before today I refused to believe that. Now, I have to at least take it into consideration. Let me say, I am in awe of one Mr. Harold Ramis. Acting, writing, directing... whatever. Christ, this is the man who directed "Groundhog Day"! I can honestly say this is the single hardest thing that I have ever written because I worship the ground that Harold Ramis walks on.

But, I'm sad to report, "Year One" is about enjoyable as putting in your contact lenses when, the night before, you ...
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Jack Black Wants To Be A 'Ghostbuster'

June 16th, 2009 2:57pm EDT
Jack Black
Jack Black is desperate to star in the new Ghostbusters sequel and lobbied original star Harold Ramis when the pair worked together on new movie Year One.

After directing Black in the Neanderthal comedy, Ramis is preparing to reprise his role as Dr. Egon Spengler in the third Ghostbusters film. The veteran is also on the shortlist to direct the sequel, and Black admits he used his time with Ramis to campaign for the chance to hunt ghouls with him.

Black tells Moviefone, "Could I see myself in it? Yeah, I can bust some ghosts! I ain't (sic) afraid of no ghosts! Buster."

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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 15th, 2009 9:02am EDT
Year One
I finally got around to seeing "Terminator Salvation," and I must admit I wasn't terribly impressed. Overall the film was better than "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," but that doesn't say a whole lot because "T3" was pretty bad. Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin were great, while Christian Bale gave an okay performance. I was expecting a more epic movie considering all its hype.

This week there are five films premiering: "Year One," "The Proposal," "Whatever Works," "Food Inc," and "Dead Snow." There are three I think are worth seeing, and two I think you should wait to rent.
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Opening June 19: Year One

June 15th, 2009 7:40am EDT
Year One
Jack Black and Michael Cera headline Harold Ramis' Stone Age comedy about a pair of lazy hunter-gatherers who embark on a wild journey through the ancient world... Continue summary

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Jack Black's 'Explosive' Sickness

June 14th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Jack Black
Actor Jack Black has been bedridden for a week - after contracting a mystery vomiting virus.

The Year One star came down with a nasty bug last weekend and has spent the last week unable to leave the house.

Black insists he had no idea what was wrong with him at the time and was convinced he was dying.

He says, "Just last weekend, I thought I was knocking on death's door. I have never had this thing before where it has to go out of you in all directions. I'm not going into the grisly details, but it was explosive. Simultaneous explosions. I was wondering whether it was the sushi I a...
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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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Olivia Wilde Signs Up For 'Year One'

March 20th, 2008 1:27pm EDT
Olivia Wilde
House star Olivia Wilde has been signed up to star in a new comedy film in the style of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Wilde has been cast alongside funnyman Jack Black and Superbad star Michael Cera in Year One, which has been scripted by Ghostbusters writer and star Harold Ramis.

The movie - due for release next summer - will attempt to recapture the spirit of the original Monty Python films including The Holy Grail and The Life Of Brian.

And Wilde is delighted to be involved in the project as she has long been a fan of the legendary British comedy group.

She says, "The s...
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