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Scott Porter Discusses 'Bandslam,' His Duet With Hugh Grant & More

August 11th, 2009 9:57am EDT
Scott Porter
Scott Porter, who stars in the upcoming film "Bandslam" (opening Friday, August 14) joins us to discuss his character, Ben Wheatly, whose musical inspiration seems to stem from a slight misinterpretation of Bruce Springsteen songs. We also catch up on what Jason Street -- Scott's character from "Friday Night Lights" -- is up to these days (not to mention we discover, in a pretty traumatic way, Scott knows a thing or two about football himself), the story behind his duet with Hugh Grant in the "Pop Goes My Heart" video from "Music and Lyrics" and why every character he plays seems to wind up...
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Who Green Lights These Movies In Hollywood?

April 30th, 2009 4:12pm EDT
Elektra
No one ever seems to listen. When reading through the announcements that come out of Hollywood, one gets the feeling that the industry should know better by now. A Max Payne movie? Aliens vs. Predator 2? A Drop Dead Fred remake? Who green lights this stuff? The film industry is rife with bad ideas, often resulting in empty-pocketed executives standing around wondering why Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li didn't make any money. People keep losing money, yet the bad ideas keep pouring in. Here are a few upcoming bad ideas:

Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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New Movies On DVD, Sept. 16

September 16th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Love Guru
Mike Myers stars in Love Guru, concerning a self-help guru named Pitka (Myers) who devotes his life to unknotting the romantic entanglements of troubled couples. Also on DVD: Speed Racer, Made Of Honor and 88 Minutes.
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Everclear's Favorite Covers Collected For "The Vegas Years," Out April 15; Win It!

March 27th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
Everclear
Never shy about their influences and the music they grew up on, multi-platinum rockers Everclear have long been known for saluting the band's roots by recording and performing a dynamic and eclectic array of covers. Now for the first time, Everclear's best studio and concert recordings have been gathered for a new collection, The Vegas Years, to be released April 15 by Capitol/EMI. Produced by Everclear singer, guitarist and songwriter Art Alexakis, the disc features 14 covers the band recorded between 1994 and this year, including versions of Hall & Oates' "Rich Girl" and Paul Revere & T...
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Spring Movie Preview: Indy Returns, Clooney Plays Football & More

February 7th, 2008 1:53pm EST
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
It's the middle of winter and not only has the weather been crummy, but so were the movies (One Missed Call, anyone?). Warm weather isn't the only thing people are looking forward to come springtime; we're also anticipating a refreshing group of comedic, dramatic and fantastic films. Here's a sneak peak at some of the films moviegoers will see when they hit theaters in April and May:

Leatherheads

Release Date: April 4

Mix romance with football and you get this quick-witted romantic comedy starring Oscar winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger. The film is set in 1925 when Americ...
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Upcoming Comic Book Films Worth Checking Out, Part 1

January 10th, 2008 11:56am EST
Iron Man
"Iron Man" (May 2)

"Iron Man" is a good story, and with the film's decent cast it could be one of the best Marvel movies yet. With Tony Stark being one of the main protagonist/antagonist's in "Civil War," it's no surprise that his time has come.

Tony Stark is a fascinating character. He's not altogether different from Batman, at least on paper. He's a billionaire industrialist who uses his wealth and intelligence to become a superhero, standing among some of the strongest heroes in the world as an equal although he is but a man. Iron Man relies on technology, his wits, and a dark...
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Starz Takes An In-Depth Look At Anime

December 8th, 2007 7:30am EST
Anime: Drawing a Revolution
The Starz Originals special "Anime: Drawing a Revolution," premiering on Starz December 17 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), takes a provocative, in-depth look at the astonishing art of anime and its influence on worldwide culture and leading Hollywood filmmakers.

Before twin-engine race cars there was “Speed Racer.” Before toy robots were in nearly every child’s home there was “Astro Boy.” Before The Matrix there was Ghost in the Shell.

From the entertainment we enjoy, to the clothes we wear, the vehicles we drive, the games we play, the style of music we listen to and the daily habits that mak...
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