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15 Movie Star Moments That Will Warm Your Cold Heart

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Between their frequent arrests, desperate need for attention and outrageously high earnings, celebrities tend to draw a lot of ire from the public. But sometimes it's easy to forget that famous people, just like everyday people, range from vapid and self-absorbed to completely cool, friendly and generous.

With that in mind, we've compiled a list of moments that will hopefully restore your faith in the ability of the rich and famous to be totally awesome. Get More »

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Helen Mirren Wants in on a New 'Fast and Furious' Movie

The real reason that Vin Diesel and company have already made six (it'll be seven as of next summer) successful "Fast and Furious" movies is because, in short, it kinda embraces its own absurdity. Yes, of course, Vin Diesel can jump 250 feet over a highway off of a moving car to catch his girlfriend in mid-air. Can't you? And, dude, yes some airplane runways do stretch the length of the Great Wall of China. Duh!

So, why can't the demure and yet still so bada** Helen Mirren — who can totally wield a semi-automatic just as handily as Bruce Willis in "Red 2" — get in on some of that street-racing fun? She may be 67 years old, but age is just a number when you're born to ride!

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Filed Under: Movie News | Source: OTRC

Helen Mirren Plays Queen to Fulfill Dying Boy's Wish

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Let's re-tool the song to read "God save Helen Mirren as the Queen," shall we?

In today's installment of things that make us go awwwwwwww, American dame Helen Mirren took her regal antics off-stage for just a bit in order to fulfill a dying boy's wish.

Ten-year-old Oliver Burton, who's been given just weeks to live with his third round of cancer and who was also born with Down Syndrome, wanted nothing more than to meet the Queen of England. For one reason or another, though, the tyke was not granted an audience with the real royal herself at Buckingham Palace, so Helen Mirren stepped in. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: ABC News

13 Hollywood Loopers

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The visual effects department had to do a pretty bang-up job to make Joseph Gordon-Levitt look even remotely similar to a young yippee ki-yaying mother-f---er Bruce Willis in Rian Johnson's time-hopping "Looper," but since Hollywood's baddest, baldest ass-kicker was blessed with three daughters and no sons in real life, there wasn't much of a choice. Sure, all that pain and suffering ultimately paid off, but there are some people who've got it way, way easier. Get More »

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Life of Pi' and More

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This week: Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," a spiritual survival tale about a boy and a tiger lost at sea on a lifeboat, took home more Oscars (four) than any other movie this year, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects and Best Original Score.

Also new this week is the making-of-"Psycho" biopic "Hitchcock" starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, the animated kids' flick "Rise of the Guardians" and the sobering dramedy "Smashed" with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul. Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

Old Folks Shoot at Each Other Some More in 'RED 2' Trailer

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You're never too old to play spy games.

Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren return as over-the-hill secret agents prone to causing international incidents in "RED 2," the sequel to the 2010 action comedy that you probably don't remember too much of. Get More »

Eff, Marry, Kill: 'Hitchcock' Edition

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Choosing between gravy or more gravy and sweet potatoes or more sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving may have seemed like a difficult call, but you haven't seen anything yet. Try deciding whether to have a one-night stand with Jessica Biel or Scarlett Johansson.

Welcome to our "Hitchcock" edition of Eff, Marry, Kill.

This game goes exactly how you think it does. We want you to determine which actress — Biel, Johansson or Dame Helen Mirren — you'd like to spend the rest of your days with, whose days you'd like to end for good and which one you'd enjoy (or suffer through, as the case may be) spending one single night with. Get More »

Filed Under: Eff, Marry, Kill

'Hitchcock' Trailer Is Downright Hitchcockian

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Considering the fact that Alfred Hitchcock is widely revered as one of the most popular and acclaimed directors in the history of motion pictures, it takes some pretty brave filmmakers to try and make a movie about him. After all, whatever you come up with is going to be automatically compared with Hitchcock's own work. And can anything look good by comparison?

Well, the first trailer for "Hitchcock" is here and you may be surprised by just how close it comes to meeting those lofty standards. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: First Showing

The 25 Coolest People in Movies

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What does it mean to be cool? It's pretty damn subjective. So when compiling our list of the 25 coolest people making movies right now (somebody had to do it, right?), we accounted for various factors.

These are the actors who not only impress us onscreen (though that helps), but convey a certain genuineness off it, be it at awards shows, on TV appearances or during our own personal experiences interviewing them. They can be multi-talents, also excelling at music, art or writing. And they can make a habit of turning up in hilarious viral videos or even at your local karaoke bar.

But most of all, these are the 25 actors we'd really just like to sit down and have a beer with.

Welcome to NextMovie's 1st annual Cool List – and let us know who makes your own list in the comments section below. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

GALLERY: Hot Girls, Huge Guns

In honor of Rihanna making a splashy debut in the ocean-bound blockbuster "Battleship," we're locked, loaded and counting down some of the sexiest screen sirens to handle monster weapons.

That's right, we're bringing out the big guns, in more ways than one, as these scorching hot ladies show us a thing or two about proper marksmanship.

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