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In Honor Of Robin Roberts, Our Favorite Female Reporters In TV/Movies

30 December 2013 1:43 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Give it up for Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, who publicly thanked “my family, my longtime girlfriend Amber, and my friends” on Facebook after going through a bone marrow transplant. Congrats to the Espn vet for coming out to fans and the Facebook-savvy public! To celebrate, let’s discuss our favorite female news-reporting characters from TV and film. I’ve squeezed in a print journalist for the sake of her glamor. Please forgive that.

1. Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox): Scream‘s curt correspondent with the poison pen

As much as I love Scream, Gale Weathers elevates the franchise from “quippy horror romp” to “fabulously quippy horror romp.” She writes callously about the Woodsboro murders, brags to Sidney Prescott about the sales of her book (which is about Sidney’s mother’s death), and even totes a gun. “Guess I didn’t forget the safety that time, you bastard,” she deadpans. »

- Louis Virtel

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The Charming Let's Ruin It with Babies Doesn't Apologize for Its Solipsism

15 December 2013 9:00 PM, PST | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Any movie about married mid-30s Angelenos who are deadly serious about launching their Rv karaoke business is guaranteed to at least border on terminal cuteness.

Let's Ruin It with Babies writer-director Kestrin Pantera ups the ante considerably by casting herself and real-life husband Jonathan Grubb — with whom she founded the real-life trendy Rvip franchise — in the central roles. It doesn't help that this duo has a pint-sized pug named Batgirl; that Grubb has a preference for brown overalls; and that Pantera, with her rigid bangs, hoarse, Debra Winger-esque inflection, and schoolgirl pout, has more than a passing resemblance to Zooey Deschanel.

And yet the film's worldview is so sunny and relaxed that it keeps you rooting for its self-obsessed inh »

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Kellan Lutz on 'Twilight': 'I turned down Edward role'

28 November 2013 2:48 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kellan Lutz has said that he turned down the role of Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga.

The actor portrayed Emmett Cullen in the Twilight films, but recently revealed that he was originally approached for the leading part that Robert Pattinson ultimately played.

"The role [Edward Cullen] just didn't… I just didn't care to entertain it," Lutz told Access Hollywood Live. "I really wanted to play a happy role or no role for a little bit."

He went on to say: "I didn't care to audition for [the role of Edward] because he was a bit moody and emotionally challenged. But then I loved Emmett… I'm so blessed to have been able to play him."

Lutz also said that he would enjoy reuniting with the Twilight Saga cast if another sequel is ever produced.

"I love everyone. I loved to work with everyone and I loved my role," he said. "I'd love to play Emmett again »

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The films far harsher than their reputation suggests

12 November 2013 11:34 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Simon Brew 13 Nov 2013 - 06:44

Officer And A Gentleman a romcom? The Full Monty a comedy? The Fox And The Hound all cute and cuddly? Er...

A couple of weekends back, three films converged on my eyeballs. I watched the apparent uplifting love story, An Officer And A Gentleman. The Spielbergian family adventure Batteries Not Included. And I caught a bit of Disney's The Fox And The Hound for the first time in a decade or so.

Each of these films, and the others I'm about to discuss, has a reputation of being something warm, cuddly, friendly and easy. But is that the minds of the consensus playing tricks? Because the truth is that there are films that we tend to remember as being one thing, that turn out to be far, far darker. Some of that is down how the film was originally marketed. Some down to how »

- sarahd

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The Lego Movie Trailer Is Surprisingly Hilarious

1 November 2013 1:20 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

You won't see Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Jonah Hill, and Morgan Freeman in the trailer for The Lego Movie - but you will hear them! The stop-motion film may not be on your list of movies to get excited about yet, but this trailer is so funny. Pratt voices Emmett, a happy-go-lucky Lego who's plucked from his ordinary existence and suddenly thrust into a group of Lego superheroes attempting to defeat the evil Mr. Business (Ferrell). Lego Batman (Arnett), Wonder Woman (Smulders), and Green Lantern (Hill) all make appearances on the team. Comic-Con audiences got a sneak peek of the film this year, but this full trailer is worth the wait. Though it's definitely not as crude, this trailer really reminds me of 2004's Team America: World Police. It's deceptively cute to look at, but most of the characters are sarcastic and jaded, especially Arnett's Batman. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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New Trailer For The Lego Movie Is A Nostalgic Blast

31 October 2013 12:49 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When was the last time an animated movie was genuinely fun for the whole family? It cannot just be fun for kids, it also needs to contain enough humour and pathos for teens and parents to enjoy it as well.

In this writer’s opinion, the last time such enormous entertainment could deliver to all ages was Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, which came out last November. Well, audiences looking for that same manic energy, dazzling animation and of course, throwbacks to one’s own childhood that Wreck-it Ralph had in spades should probably check out The Lego Movie when it hits theatres on February 7th. If the new trailer is any indication, the film will be packed to the brim with clever in-jokes and exciting action sequences.

The Lego Movie follows Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), a Lego minifigure who is recruited to stop an evil tyrant, the shrewdly named »

- Jordan Adler

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1995

22 October 2013 8:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 24 Oct 2013 - 06:46

Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 1995...

The year covered in this week's underrated movie rundown was significant for a number of reasons. It was the year that saw the release of Toy Story - the groundbreaking movie that would cement Pixar's reputation as an animation studio, and set the tempo for CG family movies for the next 18 years and counting. It was the year that saw James Bond (played by Pierce Brosnan for the first time) emerge for GoldenEye after a six-year break. It was also the year of Michael Mann's Heat, Dogme 95, and the moment where Terry Gilliam scored a much-deserved hit with 12 Monkeys.

As ever, we're focusing on a few of the lesser-known films from this particular year, and we've had to think carefully about what's made the cut and what hasn't. »

- ryanlambie

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Doc About Budding Rwandan Film Industry to Be Presented by AMPAS

3 October 2013 6:02 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Finding Hillywood’: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to present documentary about Rwanda’s budding film industry The 2013 documentary Finding Hillywood, which offers a glimpse into the budding film industry in Rwanda, will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Bpeace, the Business Council for Peace, at a special screening on Monday, October 21, at 7 p.m. at the Academy Theater in New York City. The Finding Hillywood screening will be followed by an onstage discussion with Leah Warshawski, who directed and produced the documentary with Christopher Towey, and production designer Wynn Thomas (Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind, Spike Lee’s Inside Man), who was a member of the Academy’s International Outreach delegation to Rwanda and Kenya in 2011. According to the Academy’s website, Wynn Thomas and several other Academy delegates, among them actress Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek), writer-director Phil Robinson (Field of Dreams »

- Andre Soares

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Supporting Actress Smackdown '80: Eileen, Eva, Diana, Cathy, and Mary

29 September 2013 9:20 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's the return of "Stinky Lulu's Supporting Actress Smackdown" now in its new home at The Film Experience. The year is... [cue: time travelling music] 1980.  That year's Oscar roster was a semi-surprising mix of silly comedy and warm drama with a preference for fresh as dew faces. Oscar ignored notable performances that found favor at the Globes in various ways (Beverly D’Angelo in Coal Miner’s Daughter, Lucy Arnaz in The Jazz Singer, Dolly Parton in Nine to Five and Debra Winger in Urban Cowboy) and instead honored these five...

The Nominees

Eileen Brennan, Eva La Galliene, Cathy Moriarty, Diana Scarwid, and Mary Steenburgen. For each actress it was their first and only Oscar nomination... which is quite rare (as Tfe readers have researched/noted. That statistic could theoretically change since Moriarty and Steenburgen still act regularly. Steenburgen was recently even seen in a Best Picture nominee (The Help, 2010) for which she shared »

- NATHANIEL R

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14 co-stars who really didn't get on

25 September 2013 3:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Simon Brew 27 Sep 2013 - 07:49

It's not always smiles behind the camera, as this list of feuding co-stars proves. I Love Trouble, indeed...

It's a fallacy that everyone gets on together on a movie set. Just as in an everyday office, some people get on better with others. That's as you might expect. But when it comes to film, occasionally a disagreement between two stars becomes oh-so-apparent to pretty much anyone in the stalls at their local Odeon.

This isn't designed by any measure to be a definitive list (yep, Swayze and Jennifer Grey weren't best chums making Dirty Dancing), but here are some of the more interesting examples of where co-stars simply didn't get on...

Nick Nolte & Julia Roberts I Love Trouble

To date, we struggle to think of a more bizarre screen combination for a romantic blockbuster than that of I Love Trouble. The movie, a »

- ryanlambie

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Emmys 2013: Ranking the Best Comedy Actress Nominees

12 September 2013 2:11 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The Emmys are finally coming! They’re only 10 days away! Seems like years we go we learned that all these hot men were nominated for TV’s biggest night, and now it’s time to explore my favorite category: Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Today I’m ranking the nominees from “least deserving” to “most deserving and lovable and awesome alwayz,” so try to keep up.

6. Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

I’m sorry, but Edie Falco said it herself when she took home the Emmy for Nurse Jackie back in 2010: “I’m not funny!” That’s not to say she doesn’t give a fine performance on the series (much like Merritt Wever), but I prefer this category stay purely within the lines of “actually funny actresses.” Remember when Toni Collette won for United States of Tara?  It’s like, is it really a comedy if you’re »

- Louis Virtel

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'That F-Word Is Too Much'

2 August 2013 2:59 PM, PDT | Huffington Post | See recent Huffington Post news »

Los Angeles -- Shailene Woodley calls fame "the F-word."

"I'm fine with the other F-word," the 21-year-old actress says. "But that F-word is too much."

She better get ready. An actress since age 5, Woodley earned notice – and an Independent Spirit Award – for playing the angst-ridden teen daughter of George Clooney's character in 2011's "The Descendants." Starting Friday, she can be seen in another indie, "The Spectacular Now." She may also play Mary Jane in "The Amazing Spider-Man" franchise. And Woodley has just wrapped work on a project that could bring her "Twilight"-sized fame.

"I have a very, very fun life outside of this industry, so if anything were to not happen or if things got to be way too overwhelming ... I will go and be an herbalist," says the actress, folding her lithe frame and bare feet beneath her as she sips a cappuccino made from ground mushrooms. »

- AP

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Lone Star Cinema: Terms of Endearment

10 July 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

Terms of Endearment really scored at the 1983 Academy Awards, winning Best Picture plus statues for actress Shirley MacLaine, supporting actor Jack Nicholson and director James L. Brooks (in his feature-film debut). Along with the award for direction, Brooks also won for his screenplay, based on the novel by Texas author Larry McMurtry

Widow Aurora (MacLaine) is all frills and composure, whereas her only child Emma (Debra Winger) is goofy and nonchalant. Before Emma's marriage soon after high school, Aurora warns her daughter, "You are not special enough to overcome a bad marriage." Which probably isn't the best way to tell your daughter to look more closely at her choices, but there you go. Terms of Endearment covers a span of about 15 or so years in the lives of mother and daughter.

Aurora stays in Houston, where she has gentleman callers (including Danny DeVito with a not-great attempt at an accent »

- Elizabeth Stoddard

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The Being Experience adds 2 clips

26 June 2013 3:45 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

See 2 clips from The Being Experience which opens on June 25th, and includes Terrence Howard Dave Matthews, Famke Janssen, Questlove, Paz de la Huerta, Temple Grandin, Moby, Jorgen Leth, Rufus Wainwright, Will Shortz, Alan Cumming, Debra Winger, Rosie Perez, Liya Kebede, Aimee Mullins, and riginal vocalizations by Yoko Ono The Being Experience is a collection of films by Jennifer Elster that begins with “... In the Woods,” and features Howard, Cumming, Moby, Matthews, and so many others as they explore the unfamiliar. Unaware of the plot and path, the subjects of The Being Experience »

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First Entry in The Being Experience - Part Animal - Now Available

26 June 2013 3:06 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A week or so ago we posted the trailer for Jennifer Elster's The Being Experience and mentioned the first installment would be available June 25th. Check out "Part Animal" featuring Dave Matthews and Terrence Howard right here.

Synopsis:

The Being Experience is a collection of films that explores the unfamiliar and urges you to dig deep within yourself. It begins with "...In the Woods," Part 1 of a multi-part film series featuring Terrence Howard, Rufus Wainwright, Dave Matthews, Famke Janssen, Gale Harold, Aubrey deGrey, Rosie Perez, Jorgen Leth, Will Shortz, Paz de la Huerta, Liya Kebede, Moby, Aimee Mullins, Kent Cullers, Debra Winger, Marlo Thomas, Alan Cumming, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Bob Mankoff, Karen Black, and Temple Grandin, Ph.D., with wild vocalizations by Yoko Ono.

A daring walk into the unknown, the series delves deep inside its subjects and ends up in uncharted terrain.

Get ready for an unusual ride. »

- The Woman In Black

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'The Lego Movie' Trailer Builds Excitement for New Kind of Toy Story

19 June 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's easy to be naturally skeptical of a movie based on a childhood toy, but now that "The Lego Movie" trailer has been unveiled, we're eating our words just a little bit.

Our hero is Emmett, a little yellow Lego man voiced by the hilarious Chris Pratt of "Parks and Recreation" and the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy." In a case of vastly mistaken identity, Lego leader Vitruvius, voiced by Morgan Freeman, calls on Emmett to save the Lego universe from Will Ferrell's President Business. (Vitruvius looks awfully like a religious figure, with a long flowing beard and robes.)

Emmett doesn't know what he's doing, but luckily there are plenty of superheroes to step in, like Batman, Wonder Woman, and even a Ninja Turtle or two. Then there are the rogue characters that seem pretty tantalizing, like Nick Offerman's weird pirate Metalbeard, Liam Neeson as the president's tough right-hand man, »

- Jenni Miller

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The Being Experience trailer debuts

17 June 2013 4:42 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Watch the trailer for The Being Experience which features Terrence Howard, Dave Matthews, Famke Janssen, Questlove, Paz de la Huerta, Temple Grandin, Moby, Jorgen Leth, Rufus Wainwright, Will Shortz, Alan Cumming, Debra Winger, Rosie Perez, Liya Kebede, Aimee Mullins and original vocalizations by Yoko Ono The Being Experience is directed by Jennifer Elster and starts off with begins with ...In the Woods, a multi-part film series that is a mystery to everyone, even its subjects. A daring walk into the unknown, the film series delves deep inside each subject and ends up in unchartered terrain. … In the Woods errs on the side of risk, penetrating what is often unspoken, and existing outside of the bounds of how we are expected to behave. »

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Delve Into “The Being Experience”

17 June 2013 12:00 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Here’s an interesting experiment. Producer-director Jennifer Elster has fashioned The Being Experience, which is devised as a mysterious multi-part film series with a ton of big names attached. The series starts with …In The Woods and is described as “…a daring walk into the unknown, the film series delves deep inside each subject and ends up in unchartered terrain.” The first part premieres on June 25th on their website.

“… In The Woods” errs on the side of risk, penetrating what is often unspoken, and existing outside of the bounds of how we are expected to behave.

The series operates on multiple levels of consciousness.   It is an ongoing journey to be released on a variety of platforms. Get ready for an unusual ride.

A trailer for the first part has been unveiled on Indiewire, and here ya are:

To say the least, it looks bizarre. Here are the names involved in the project, »

- Andy Greene

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The Being Experience Begins in this New Trailer from Jennifer Elster's ...In the Woods

17 June 2013 9:15 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A few years back we posted some clips and info about a somewhat mysterious project from Jennifer Elster that included a segment called "...In the Woods," and now finally things are coming together under the banner of The Being Experience, and we have a new trailer to share.

Synopsis:

The Being Experience is a collection of films that explores the unfamiliar and urges you to dig deep within yourself. It begins with "...In the Woods," Part 1 of a multi-part film series featuring Terrence Howard, Rufus Wainwright, Dave Matthews, Famke Janssen, Gale Harold, Aubrey deGrey, Rosie Perez, Jorgen Leth, Will Shortz, Paz de la Huerta, Liya Kebede, Moby, Aimee Mullins, Kent Cullers, Debra Winger, Marlo Thomas, Alan Cumming, Ahmir Questlove Thompson, Bob Mankoff, Karen Black, and Temple Grandin, Ph.D., with wild vocalizations by Yoko Ono.

A daring walk into the unknown, the series delves deep inside its subjects and ends up in uncharted terrain. »

- The Woman In Black

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Afternoon Delight: Amber Heard hops on "Autobahn," the CW still trying to make the "Wonder Woman" prequel "Amazon" happen

16 May 2013 2:30 PM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Tags: Amber HeardAutobahnmarriage equalityGrey's AnatomySara RamirezJessica CapshawDrinking BuddiesAnna KendrickOlivia WildeIMDbUma Thurman

Good afternoon everyone!

Happy birthday to Megan Fox, Melanie Lynskey, Tori Spelling, Tracey Gold, Janet Jackson, Debra Winger and out actress Michelle Wolff!

Actress Megan Fox at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Last night, Grey’s Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw tweeted a double entendre. Or maybe it was just a single entendre.

Goodnight, y'all... #thestormiscoming#thestormisalmosthere

Jessica Capshaw (@JessicaCapshaw) May 16, 2013

Capshaw's counterpart, Sara Ramirez, did some finale teasing of her own:

Are you ready for tonight’s Ga finale?

The CW is still plowing ahead with their Wonder Woman prequel Amazon. The network has hired writer Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes) to redevelop the script. CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed, “We're waiting for the script to come in; we haven't seen it yet. We are preparing to pilot it off-cycle should the script »

- Bridget McManus

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