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Top 9 Famous Kid Robots

July 6th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Top 9 Famous Kid Robots
There is a new robot in town. Well, if you wanna get technical it’s an android. So it won’t be flexing animatronic guns with these guys or be commanded to solve a murder mystery. But in an already crowded block of steel saviors, this ‘bot stands apart for having a baby face. That’s right. Kid robots, er androids are making a comeback. The newest resident of this small community is Ethan (read more about him below) from “Extant,” which priemeres July 9 on CBS. He comes from a long assembly line of kid ‘bots making TV and movie appearances. So, let’s boot up the memory packs and rewire them t...
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Review: 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Is Surprisingly A Lot Of Fun

June 28th, 2014 6:19am EDT
Review: 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Is Surprisingly A Lot
The BOTS are back - the good, the bad, and the ugly - and to my surprise not only did I enjoy the robots, I actually liked this film. Now that's something considering I disliked the first three intensely.

The Plot: Although I doubt that anyone sees this franchise for the plot, here it is; don't worry, no SPOILERS.

Even though the Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, saved the planet and the human race from extinction (see 'Transformers 3'), the CIA - led by the super evil, Harold Attinger (Kelsey Grammer) - is out to destroy every single one of them.

He wants Earth for us earthlings. Now what...
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LA Film Fest 2014 – Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

June 23rd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 – Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’
It’s ended, the curtain is down and projector is silent. That’s right film fans, the LA Film Fest 2014 is officially over and what a year it was. We got to check out various films – both good and bad – over the span of nine days that made for one fun time at the movies. Here at Starpulse.com we did a whopping nine articles that included three lush character actor interviews, as well as multiple reviews of a slew of flicks to keep you guys in the loop. Well, the fest has listed their favorites already, but now it’s our turn. Far from the politics and giving you the real skinny on what’s...
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Review: 'Think Like A Man Too' Disappoints

June 21st, 2014 7:20am EDT
Review: 'Think Like A Man Too' Disappoints
'Think Like a Man Too' is the sequel I most looked forward to this year. Unfortunately, it's terrible, terrible, terrible. The writers, director and entire production staff took everything brilliant, witty, and smart about the original, tossed it out the window and gave us 'Hangovers 4.' Unlike the first film that transcended rom com and cultural boundaries to provide three-dimensional characters with hilarity that supported the plot, 'Think Like a Man Too' ignores the first film's character growth and reduces everyone to over the top anime characters without any type of plot to coherently ...
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LA Film Fest 2014 Exclusive: 'Cut Bank’s' Michael Stuhlbarg Talks Character

June 20th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 Exclusive: 'Cut Bank’s' Michael Stuhlbarg Talk
In finishing up our coverage of LA Film Fest 2014 complete with interviews featuring stellar work to watch for, we here at Starpulse.com wanted to go out with a bang. And no single performance at this year’s fest showed originality, creativity and command of a character more than actor Michael Stuhlbarg in a film called "Cut Bank." Playing a hermit recluse named Derby Milton who comes out of hiding (“we thought you were dead!”) in search of his strange missing postal package, Stuhlbarg’s Oscar worthy turn is a cross between Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men" and George Harvey in "T...
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LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Final Day Reviews'

June 20th, 2014 10:10am EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Final Day Reviews'
We’re almost at the end of our coverage of this year’s LA Film Fest folks. Let’s hurry and finish taking a look at some of this year’s crop of flicks to give you the skinny. So check out the encapsulated reviews below in our...'Final Day Reviews!'

"Starred Up" - A unique film that’s essentially about a father and son reconciling after spending a lifetime estranged, but with both being behind bars in the same prison. So that means add bad guys, cell lovers and crooked prison guards to the mix and you got one messed up setting for father/son bonding moments. I have to admit the flick...
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'Jersey Boys' Great Music Barely Saves Clint Eastwood’s Latest Film

June 20th, 2014 5:45am EDT
'Jersey Boys' Great Music Barely Saves Clint Eastwood’s Latest F
Music is one of the most powerful forms of entertainment. A person can be in the worst mood when a certain song comes on the radio and instantly, the bad mood is gone. You're transported to another place - I think music elevates the moments of our lives.

Having seen the Tony Award winning musical 'Jersey Boys' on Broadway and in L. A., I was really looking forward to the film, directed by Clint Eastwood.

It's amazing the Clint Eastwood is still directing and acting at the age of 83, bravo for that. But Clint Eastwood directing a musical - I don't think that's exactly his thing because Je...
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Review: 'Obvious Child' Is A Seth Rogen Film With Brains

June 19th, 2014 11:02pm EDT
Review: 'Obvious Child' Is A Seth Rogen Film With Brains
The 'Obvious Child' exemplifies why Hollywood needs more female writers and directors. Rather than the typical Seth Rogen/Judd Apatow vehicle that reduces the female lead to shrillness (*cough, cough* 'Knocked Up'), 'Obvious Child' demonstrates that women can be randy, obnoxious kids without overtly sexualizing its lead, making her 'the girl,' or reducing the narrative to the basic chick lit formula.

Written and directed by Gillian Robespierre and starring former-'SNL' one-termer Jenny Slate, 'The Obvious Child' surrounds female comic Donna Stern. With her babyish voice, childish face, an...
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LA Film Fest 2014 - 'More Film Reviews'

June 18th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014
We’re back film fans with more encapsulated reviews of flicks featured in the year’s LA Film Fest and there’s some real winners and losers for sure. (And yes, we’re always rooting for the flicks to be great naysayers!) From docs with heart to dramas that are dark, we’re looking at five more flicks from the 2014 crop – check them out below!

“I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” – Frankly this doc was not even on my radar of flicks to see, but I’m so thrilled it was passed on to me as it turned out to be my favorite film of the fest thus far. (And it’s in serious contention for my...
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LA Film Fest 2014: Actress Lara Vosburgh On Fighting Drugs And Demons For 'Inner Demons'

June 18th, 2014 9:42am EDT
LA Film Fest 2014: Actress Lara Vosburgh On Fighting Drugs And D
We’re continuing our LA Film Fest 2014 coverage here at Starpulse.com with our ongoing look at standout performances that linger and this next gal delivers handsomely. In her new film "Inner Demons" actress Lara Vosburgh plays a young girl named Carson, a troubled teen who has three very different sides. She’s a typical high school kid trying to fit, who also happens to be a heroin addict, who also may be possessed by a demon. It’s quite a handful for an actress so young, but the talented Vosburgh is more then up to the challenge. In fact her role even got the attention of iconic posses...
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