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Monsters University: Movie Review

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As director Dan Scanlon noted in our interview with him, there just aren't a lot of good prequels. So it might be fair to say that Monsters University is the best prequel ever made. Though it may not soar to the lofty heights of the best of Pixar, this is defintely a solid film, and one of the better movies of the summer.

'Red 2' Trailer: Bruce Willis Leads a Cast of Old People That Kill People

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If we have any enthusiasm for this summer's Red 2, it's not because of the first film (which was passably entertaining), but because it's directed by Dean Parisot. If that name doesn't ring a bell, he was the director behind Galaxy Quest, which is one of the best films of the last fifteen years. Perhaps he has the magic powers to wake Bruce...

'Red 2' Trailer: At Least It's Not Another 'Die Hard' Sequel

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Well, we’ll say this for the trailer for the Bruce Willis-starring Red 2: at least it’s not another Die Hard sequel.  Even if it does feature Willis smirking his way through yet another action film for a paycheck, the trailer for Red 2 at least has a bit of charm and humor, even if it is a sequel to a film that was basically all empty calories.  Check it out...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: The Best Actress Race

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The best actress this year is being neglected. There are already a couple of front runners which have left many other actress in the dust. People's eyes are on the prize for the Best Picture Oscar, and so they're not as concerned with the Best Actress category. This week on Oscar Scuttlebutt we run down the list of potential best actress nominees and why you should be paying attention to this...

Hitchcock: Movie Review

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The slippery slope of making a bio-pic about a well known public figure is two-fold: one, our image of that person is firmly etched in the mind, and second, finding out that great people and artists aren't saints is only worth it if the revelations are worthwhile. Though there's nothing wrong with taking liberties, the end result of  Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock is...

'Hitchcock' First Images: Scarlett Johansson And Jessica Biel In Character

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There are two Alfred Hitchcock movies looming in the near future. HBO's The Girl, starring Toby Jones and Sienna Miller, is airing on TV later this month and there have been a bevy of photos and trailers circling the internet. But we've seen very little of Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock.  Below, we have the first images of Scarlett Johansson and...

'Hitchcock' is Coming in November, 'The Great Gatsby' in May

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There is something of a science to release dates. On top of knowing that there are certain times of the year when a big movie will do better or worse than other times, studios often pick dates because of past experiences.  For instance, Zack Snyder wants all of his pictures released on the same weekend for luck. Now we've got dates for Sacha Gervasi's Hithcock, and...

All-Female 'Expendables' Movie In The Works

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It seems the Expendables phenomenon is a force not to be reckoned with; the successful action extravaganza has given new life to Arnie and Sly's flagging careers, there’s already a second sequel potentially in the works, and now we’ve heard news of an all-female incarnation. Excited? Then read on for more.

Top Ten Action Movies... Featuring Over The Hill Asskickers

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With The Expendables 2 opening this weekend, it unites Sylvester Stallone (age 66) with Chuck Norris (72), Arnold Schwarzenegger (65) and Bruce Willis (57). In this case it's the years and the mileage. But having a bunch of geriatrics deliver death blows in nothing new in cinema, and many of our favorite masters of putting foot-to-ass could collect Social Security....

Abraham Lincoln: Best and Worst On Screen Portrayals

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The popularity of our nation's 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, seems to be at an all-time high. Just within the last year and a half we have had movies such as Robert Redford's The Conspirator, the  low-budget Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, and last week's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. If that isn't enough,...

The Debt Trailer Promises the Film Will Come Out

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When you have a film with  Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds, Jessica Chastain and Martin Csokas you expect it to hit theaters. When it's directed by Shakespeare in Love's John Madden, and written by Mathew Vaughn and Jane Goldman it seems like something of a powehouse. And yet The Debt has sat around for at least a year. Festival screenings...

VOTD: Helen Mirren Gets Groped On 'Saturday Night Live'

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Well this is one for the books: Saturday Night Live, get this, actually had a few funny moments on Saturday, thanks mostly to Helen Mirren and her, erm, physical attributes.  As noted by Entertainment Weekly, “Mirren is known to be justly proud of her upper balcony,” and she let it show on this week’s Digital Short.

Arthur: Movie Review

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Mediocrity here we come! Arthur is nothing if it isn't that. It's not bad enough to really be horrible or offensive, there are enough jokes to make you chuckle all the way through (provided you haven't already seen them in the trailer), and the cast is extremely easy to watch - BUT the fact is, this is a mainstream, easy for everyone to consume, take no risks comedy....

Interview: Russell Brand Talks 'Arthur' and Helen Mirren Teases Him

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Recently we sat down to a press conference with Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Greta Gerwig, director Jason Winer, Writer Peter Baynham for their latest film Arthur. The press conference was quite long, so we do not have the whole thing for you, instead we're focusing in on the main attraction, the man who can't stop himself from a humorous and promotional monologue,...

VOTD: 'When Harry Met Sally 2,' Grampire Edition

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It’s been some time since we’ve seen Billy Crystal do anything funny (or anything at all, for that matter), so it’s more than a little comforting to see that Funny or Die managed to nab the brilliant funnyman for a hilarious sketch that takes on the insanely annoying trend in Hollywood which states that all films must include at 73% vampire content.

New Trailer for Arthur with Russell Brand and Greta Gerwig

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A new trailer for the Arthur remake with Russell Brand has hit the net. The previous one was pretty funny but it was missing one important element -- Greta Gerwig. She's the lady who plays the real love of Arthur's life, yet she didn't get any screentime in the first trailer. She's not exactly plastered all over this version either, but she gets something. Take a...

New Arthur Poster Acknowledges Greta Gerwig

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Last week, the first poster for the upcoming Arthur remake was finally released. The film stars Russell Brand as the title character, and Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner as two very important women in his life. All three of the actors appeared on the one sheet, which was missing one major element -- Greta Gerwig. The actress plays Brand's love interest in the film...

Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner in Arthur Poster

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Last week we got our first look at the new Arthur with Russell Brand, when the trailer was released online. Today, a poster has debuted that features Brand and two of his four female co-stars Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner. It captures the juvenile nature of the character and his man-child behavior. Take a look...

The Tempest: Movie Review

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Well if you want to watch a pretty photo shoot about Shakespeare with new spins on the old-fashioned, I guess you should see The Tempest. If you're expecting it to be anything more than something aesthetically pleasing you're barking up the wrong tree. I love me some Shakespeare, so I went into this screening excited to see Helen Mirren in the...