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Five Favorite Films with Ali Larter

25 July 2010 11:32 AM, PDT

After doing a number of small roles on television shows, Ali Larter turned heads with her performance in Varsity Blues, where she played Darcy Sears, aka "the girl with the whipped cream bikini." From there, Larter expanded her resume to include parts in films as diverse as Final Destination, Legally Blonde, and A Lot Like Love. She got perhaps her biggest break as one of the central characters on NBC's Heroes, which then led to a role in 2007's Resident Evil: Extinction. This September, Larter once again steps into the shoes of Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Afterlife, and we »

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Box Office Guru Wrapup: Inception Retains the Top Spot

25 July 2010 9:41 AM, PDT

This weekend, Warner Bros. enjoyed a sensational second weekend for its sci-fi thriller Inception which capitalized on amazing buzz to remain the most popular film in North America. Angelina Jolie's new action pic Salt had to settle for second place but the spy thriller still generated a healthy opening. Like last weekend, funny films had the best holds while everything else dropped harder. »

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Five Favorite Films with Jeff Bridges

24 July 2010 9:32 AM, PDT

The cabanas at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego make for a much-needed dose of tranquility, compared to the chaos across the street at the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con. Recent Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges warmly welcomed us in to his temporary haven, and offered to share the fresh fruit and vegetables he was having for lunch. For this particular Five Favorite Films, we thought we'd try and change things up a bit; Mr. Bridges has an extensive filmography, so we thought we'd ask him to share five favorite films that he himself had appeared in. He was game »

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Five Favorite Films with Karl Urban

23 July 2010 9:55 AM, PDT

Karl Urban isn't a household name... yet. But the rising star has had his share of memorable roles in some pretty iconic movie franchises. Chances are you'll recognize the native New Zealander as Eomer, the exiled leader of the Riders of Rohan in the Lord of the Rings trilogy; or as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the 2009 Star Trek prequel; or as Kirill, the Russian assassin on Jason Bourne's tail in The Bourne Supremacy. This October, Urban stars alongside such premiere talent as Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich (among others) in the action film Red, »

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Weekly Ketchup: Zack Snyder Pursues 300 Prequel Xerxes

22 July 2010 9:20 PM, PDT

This is the week of San Diego Comic-Con (Sdcc), so you're getting two helpings of the Weekly Ketchup. This first segment was written on Thursday morning (just as the Comic Con is starting its first full day), and the second helping will be posted after the weekend is over, to cover all of the additional news that comes out. Included in this batch is a new movie for director Sam Raimi, new roles for Brad Pitt and Mark Wahlberg, news about the 300 sequel and an adaptation of one of the 1990s' most award-winning comic books. Note: not all news »

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Five Favorite Films with Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's

22 July 2010 9:20 AM, PDT

Speaking to Jane Wiedlin on the phone, one might find it hard to believe the sweet and perky voice on the other end belonged to a sci-fi geek and punk rocker who got her start as early as 1978, when she and Belinda Carlisle first formed The Go-Go's. One might also be surprised to discover that, after some acting stints and a solo singing career, Wiedlin reunited with her former bandmates to tour, at age 42, once again with the Go-Go's. This month, the band kicked off their "Happily Ever After Farewell Tour," and Wiedlin released the first issue of »

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Critics Consensus: Salt Is Moderately Tasty

22 July 2010 8:07 AM, PDT

This week at the movies, we've got a spy on the run (Salt, starring Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber) and some feuding sisters (Ramona and Beezus, starring Selena Gomez and John Corbett). What do the critics have to say? Now that the Cold War is long over, they don't make thrillers like they used to. Oh, wait, maybe they do. The pundits say Salt is a solid, meat-and-potatoes spy flick with a standout performance from Angelina Jolie -- and, unfortunately, a completely preposterous plot. Filled with true-to-life vignettes and mischievous humor, the works of Beverly Cleary have long been staples »

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Five Favorite Films with Tim Burton

21 July 2010 10:45 AM, PDT

"I really wouldn't know a good movie if it bit me in the face -- up to a certain point," laughs Tim Burton, recalling his childhood movie watching experiences. We recently caught the filmmaker behind such iconic work as Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas as he unveiled his exhibition of art in Melbourne, Australia, where he revealed his all-time personal five favorite films. "These kinds of films, there was something that harkened back to when you read a weird kind of pulp or fairy or folk tale," he explains. "They've got kind of rough edges around them. There's »

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The Best Exclusive Collectibles of Comic-Con 2010

21 July 2010 10:07 AM, PDT

Every year at the San Diego Comic Con, thousands of fans show up to attend panels with comics professionals and buy comics and other collectibles. And if the comics at Sdcc are being pushed aside more and more by Hollywood, there's still plenty of space on the show floor for publishers and manufacturers. One of the side benefits of attending Sdcc (aside from seeing a staggering amount of really impressive cosplay) is being able to pick up some cool collectibles, sometimes months before they're available anywhere else. So with that, here's a list of what we think are the niftiest »

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Total Recall: Angelina Jolie's Best Movies

21 July 2010 9:20 AM, PDT

Both on and off the screen, Angelina Jolie has been one of the film industry's most eminently watchable celebrities for over a decade. Whether she's appearing in big-budget blockbusters (Mr. & Mrs. Smith), more thoughtful dramas (Changeling), or animated features the whole family can enjoy (Kung Fu Panda) -- or simply hypnotizing the paparazzi with her tabloid-friendly lifestyle -- Jolie hasn't strayed far from the spotlight since earning raves for her Emmy-nominated performance in HBO's Gia. In honor of her return to action with Salt, we decided to revisit the critical highlights of her billion-dollar filmography by counting down her »

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Rt on DVD & Blu-Ray: Losers and Runaways Are Coming Home

19 July 2010 9:20 AM, PDT

This week on home video, there were a lot of straight-to-dvd releases. So many, in fact, that you'd have to wade through a sea of them to find anything really notable to mention here. As such, we're limiting our choices to the newest releases that also saw theater time, as well as two brand new Criterion editions from a legendary filmmaking duo (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger). Strap yourselves in for this short ride and see if there's anything this week that might make it into your library. »

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