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New 'Stoker' poster features Nicole Kidman, and Mia Wasikowska's bloody hands -- Exclusive

20 December 2012 12:01 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Family? It’s complicated … but also bloody, at least when it comes to Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s thriller Stoker, which stars Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska.

Case in point, check out this exclusive one-sheet poster for the film that features an unusual holiday-esque portrait warning “Do Not Disturb The Family” with a blood splattered twist.

Kidman (as mother Evelyn) shoots eye daggers big enough to kill, Wasikowska (as daughter India) holds a sharply pointed pencil in her bloody hands, and Matthew Goode (as handsome uncle Charlie, who appears out of the blue after India’s father dies, and becomes »

- Solvej Schou

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'The Last Stand' new trailer: Forest Whitaker laments 'a psychopath in a Batmobile' -- Video

12 December 2012 1:19 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s craggy-faced action comeback in South Korean director Kim Jee-woon’s English language debut The Last Stand is only a month or so away, out in theaters Jan. 18, and the movie’s new trailer pulls out more one liners from the former California Governator, costar Forest Whitaker and goofy sidekick Johnny Knoxville.

Cars crash into each other in a corn field, big guns are shot, and Whitaker as a serious law enforcement agent laments “a psychopath in a Batmobile” racing towards the U.S.-Mexican border to face off against world-weary Schwarzenegger. Schwarzenegger plays border town Sheriff Ray Owens, »

- Solvej Schou

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Eddie Murphy named 'most overpaid actor' by Forbes

4 December 2012 6:14 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has managed to make it to the top of this year's Forbes' list of 'most overpaid' actors. Murphy had previously displayed seemingly insurmountable fame and success, after turning out box office hits such as Beverly Hills Cop and Coming to America. Forbes writers have now said that "lately, Murphy's career has just collapsed", blaming his recent movies such as Imagine That, A Thousand Words and Meet Dave. (more) »

- By Sarah Luoma

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Most overpaid actor in Hollywood? Eddie Murphy, of course

4 December 2012 10:01 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

When was the last time you actually saw a good Eddie Murphy movie?

It probably wasn't "A Thousand Words," which got a 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. It probably also wasn't "Tower Heist," which didn't seem to impress anyone despite an intriguing premise. Going down the list of his recent movies -- "Imagine That," "Meet Dave," "Norbit" -- it's not really until 2006's "Dreamgirls" or 2004's "Shrek 2" that we can think of an Eddie Murphy performance that was actually worth watching.

Considering his track record in Hollywood -- "Beverly Hills Cop," "Trading Places," "Coming To America" -- it's easy to remember why Murphy once earned the big bucks. However, he's still earning the big bucks, with little to no returns. Forbes has labeled Murphy as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood, only making back $2.30 for ever $1 he's paid. Long explanation short: That's not a lot of money.

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- editorial@zap2it.com

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Jon Stewart Mocks Obama-Romney Lunch (Video)

30 November 2012 7:26 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

President Obama's hourlong lunch with Mitt Romney on Thursday was prime fodder for skewering by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Obama and Romney were photographed shaking hands in the Oval Office at the White House, and the two former rivals were served turkey chili and chicken salad in the presidential dining room. Video: Jon Stewart Berates HImself For Failing to Uncover David Petraeus' Affair In mocking the much-hyped event, The Daily Show rolled footage of the 1988 Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America, in which Murphy portrayed an African prince, and super-imposed Romney's face on that of

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- Erin Carlson

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Charlize Theron to star in remake of South Korean director Park Chan-wook's 'Lady Vengeance'

28 November 2012 1:26 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

First Oldboy, now Lady Vengeance.

Charlize Theron has been cast for years as fierce women warrior types, and she’s ready to take on another iconic role as the lead in Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, a remake of South Korean director Park Chan-wook’s acclaimed 2005 thriller Lady Vengeance, the third in Park’s vengeance trilogy, which also includes 2003′s Oldboy, currently being remade by Spike Lee.

Annapurna Pictures, Theron’s production outfit Denver & Delilah Films, and Asian company Cj Entertainment have partnered for the remake, with The Departed Oscar-winning scribe William Monahan writing the script, according to a press release Wednesday. »

- Solvej Schou

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Hollywood Costume: Interview with Deborah Nadoolman Landis

25 November 2012 5:07 PM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

The following is an abridged interview with Deborah Nadoolman Landis by Clothes on Film editor Chris Laverty for Moviescope magazine. Read the full version in issue 31 available now.

“It’s like we’ve been in rehearsals and now we’re going to open on Broadway. Wait till you see it – you’re gonna flip out!” Prof. Deborah Nadoolman Landis is the closest costume design has to living royalty. She has costumed countless films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Blues Brothers and Coming to America (for which she was Academy Award nominated), stood as two-term president for The Costume Designers Guild, is a senior lecturer for UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), and has written several books on her craft.

Yet for the past five years one project has dominated Landis’ life: curating her costume design exhibition for London’s V&A Museum, “I’m so frigging exhausted” she laughs. »

- Chris Laverty

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Make-up Effects Wizard Rick Baker To Be Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

15 November 2012 7:14 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Michael Juvinall, MoreHorror.com

Probably the number one name in make-up effects in Hollywood for over 40 years is being honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rick Baker has won 7 academy awards with 12 nominations, more than anyone else in the business. Read on for more details.

From The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Website:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor makeup artist Rick Baker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World Records Museum. “We are proud to honor those who have successfully helped make Hollywood what it is today with their talent and magical creations that fans have enjoyed since the beginning of the motion picture industry. Rick Baker is a revered artist who we are proud to say started his extraordinary career in California, home of the movies, »

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Rick Baker to Receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

14 November 2012 1:21 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It has been announced that The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Rick Baker with a well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this month:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor makeup artist Rick Baker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World Records Museum. “We are proud to honor those who have successfully helped make Hollywood what it is today with their talent and magical creations that fans have enjoyed since the beginning of the motion picture industry. Rick Baker is a revered artist who we are proud to say started his extraordinary career in California, home of the movies,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

During the ceremony, Mr. Baker will also be entered into The Guinness World Records™ Book twice – once for the most Oscar®wins, »

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Rick Baker Getting Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

14 November 2012 12:06 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Well, this was a long time coming. Finally, after many movies and many decades, special effects giant Rick Baker is getting his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read on for the details, and offer your congratulations in our comments section!

From The Hollywood Walk of Fame Website

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor makeup artist Rick Baker with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 30, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at 6764 Hollywood Boulevard in front of The Guinness World Records Museum. “We are proud to honor those who have successfully helped make Hollywood what it is today with their talent and magical creations that fans have enjoyed since the beginning of the motion picture industry. Rick Baker is a revered artist who we are proud to say started his extraordinary career in California, home of the movies,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. »

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Eddie Murphy: 'Shrek,' 'Boomerang,' 'Coming to America' and 7 other of his best movies

14 November 2012 10:22 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"48 Hrs." (1982): From the moment he's first seen in a jail cell -- crooning The Police's "Roxanne" at the top of his lungs, as a convict sprung by a weary cop (Nick Nolte) to help find a fugitive -- it's clear Murphy is making a huge leap from "Saturday Night Live" to the big screen.

"Trading Places" (1983): Terrific writing, casting and directing (by John Landis) aid Murphy and fellow "SNL" alum Dan Aykroyd in this modern "Prince and the Pauper" about a privileged stockbroker and a street hustler maneuvered into switching stations in life.

"Beverly Hills Cop" (1984): Murphy had it made in movies -- for a while, anyway -- after his undeniable star turn as Axel Foley, the fast-talking Detroit police detective who invades Los Angeles to find a friend's killer.

"Coming to America" (1988): As a pampered African prince who leaves home to find a bride in New York, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Q&A: James Ransone talks Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake, Josh Brolin's transformation

5 November 2012 5:08 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With his deep, dark eyes, thin face, and history of working with Spike Lee, James Ransone has all the makings of a perfect fit for Lee’s remake of South Korean revenge classic Oldboy, currently filming in New Orleans with Josh Brolin as a man going after his captors after being imprisoned for more than a decade. But Ransone, who replaced Nate Parker in the part of a doctor working with co-lead Elizabeth Olsen’s character, goes totally against type. He plays a good guy, different from other well-known twitchy parts he taken on, such as drunken, delinquent Ziggy on HBO’s The Wire, »

- Solvej Schou

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Neil Diamond to be given Billboard's 'Legend of Live' award

22 October 2012 12:13 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Neil Diamond is Billboard's 2012 recipient of the 'Legend of Live' award, it has been announced. The 'Coming to America' singer will be honored for his record-breaking concerts at the 2012 Billboard Touring awards on November 8. Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne and Journey are among the previous recipients of the 'Legend of Live' prize. "There is no musical expression that quite compares with that of presenting your work to a live audience," Diamond told Billboard of winning the prize. "It is the kind of experience that can both exhilarate and humble you at the same time." He continued: (more) »

- By Justin Harp

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Eddie Murphy Salute Draws Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Martin Lawrence

11 October 2012 1:29 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Tracy Morgan, Arsenio Hall, Brett Ratner, Charlie Murphy, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Martin Lawrence have signed on to "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" a salute to the comedian and actor that will air on Spike. The special, produced with Don Mischer Productions, will include short films, musical performances and sketch comedy -- as well as an appearance by Murphy. It will chart his rise from a 15-year-old standup to a star of "Saturday Night Live" and such films as "Raw," "Coming to America," and the "Beverly Hills »

- Tim Molloy

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UK Release Info for Jack Perez's Some Guy Who Kills People

21 September 2012 5:42 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Grimm Entertainment is releasing Some Guy Who Kills People in the UK next month theatrically and on Blu-ray/DVD, and we have all the details you need along with the artwork for both methods of distribution.

The film will be screening at various cinemas around the country beginning October 5th and then available on Blu-ray and DVD from October 8th. Since Grimm is the mastermind behind the upcoming Grimmfest film festival in Manchester, there will also be some special screenings there. It runs October 3rd-7th (get more information at the official Grimm Up North website).

Synopsis:

Some Guy Who Kills People is executive produced by famed director John Landis (National Lampoon’s Animal House, An American Werewolf in London, Coming to America) and boasts impeccable performances by Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Superbad, The Dictator), Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, TV’s “Spin City”), Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces, »

- The Woman In Black

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Who are TLC undercover princes? “Secret Princes” fun new reality series

21 September 2012 10:51 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

There’s lots to  love about TLC’s new reality series Secret Princes, which combines a fun blending of themes from Undercover Boss, Secret Millionaire and Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America. The series follows four royals (of some sort) as they go undercover in the U.S. in search of “real” love. The five-episode series, Secret Princes, begins on TLC Friday, Sept. 21 and will air on Fridays at 10pmET/9pmCT. The series features what TLC is describing as four international royals — U.K’s dashingly handsome and snarky Lord Robert Walters (age 29), Spain’s confident and cool Prince Francisco de Borbon (33), India’s lovably [...] »

- Barb Oates

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DVD: The Dictator (15)

21 September 2012 6:13 AM, PDT | The Independent | See recent The Independent news »

Sacha Baron Cohen's latest grotesque is General Aladeen, the "mad dog of Wadiya", who is fixated with developing "pointy" nuclear weapons. He's an imbecile who, like Eddie Murphy's Prince Akeem Joffer in Coming to America, travels to the Us and subjects them, particularly Anna Faris's sweet campaigner, to his ignorance. It's flimsy, offensive, but not memorably so, with the odd decent visual gag. »

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Blu-ray Review: The Dictator

20 September 2012 5:35 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The Dictator

Review by Duncan Bain

Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly, Sir Ben Kingsley, J.B. Smoove | Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer | Directed by Larry Charles

“The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.”

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Channel 4 series Da Ali G Show rocketed him to international success and acclaim roughly ten years ago – the three main characters from that show have each enjoyed cinematic outings (to varying degrees of success) making the Dictator, General Aladeen his 1st original character to grace the silver screen. “Original” may be a misnomer however, as Aladeen is a gestalt surrogate used to embody every despotic cliché one can imagine.

The plot, such as it is, borrows heavily from Coming to America – Aladeen is ungraciously ripped from »

- Guest

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The Top 50 Music Videos Featuring Movie Stars (20-11)

5 September 2012 5:27 PM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

20. Robin Williams in Bobby McFerrin's "Don’t Worry, Be Happy"

The video's fine, but we really just wanted to get this earworm stuck in your head again. You're welcome.

 

19. Liv Tyler and Alicia Silverstone in Aerosmith's "Crazy"

With "Amazing" and "Livin' on the Edge," Alicia Silverstone was already Aerosmith's go-to actress for wild child, "Screw you, Dad" roles. When she was partnered with frontman Steven Tyler's daughter Liv (in her on-screen debut), MTV couldn't play this video enough. The video features what teenage girls normally do for fun middle-aged men assume teenage girls do for fun e.g., engaging in pillow fights, participating in amateur stripper nights and seducing farmboys.

 

18. Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell in Gnarls Barkley's "Smiley Faces"

Playing off the "Who is Gnarls Barkley?" marketing campaign, Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell play a music historian and A&R man, respectively, delving mockumentary-style into the »

- Jason Newman

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Spike To Do Eddie Murphy Tribute Special

23 August 2012 8:32 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Don Mischer will get to produce a TV special starring Eddie Murphy after all. Mischer, who produced this year’s Academy Awards that had Murphy attached as host early on, will executive produce a televised tribute to the comedy actor, which will air on Spike TV. Titled Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, the event will tape on Saturday, November 3 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles for a broadcast on Nov. 16 on Spike TV. The special will mark 30 years since the release of Murphy’s famous stand-up special Delirious! and the film 48 Hrs., which made him a movie star. It will highlight Murphy’s career from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian to a Saturday Night Live breakout and a comedy feature superstar and will feature Murphy’s co-stars from many of his films including 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming To America, The Nutty Professor, Shrek, and Dreamgirls. »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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