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Why Can't My New Year's Eve Be Like the Movies?

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Ah, New Year's Eve — a magical evening filled with champagne, kisses at the stroke of midnight and, of course, a fresh start to the year ahead. Too bad in real life it's so much more often filled with overpriced dinners, obnoxious drunks and broken resolutions. (Yes, we often do manage to break our resolutions before even crawling into bed.) In other words, New Year's Eve almost always blows … yet somehow in the movies it's so damn perfect. Get More »

Filed Under: Features Holiday Movies

Jon Stewart: Hugh Grant Is A Huge Jackass

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Hugh Grant has made a living playing characters that initially come off like jerks, only to later have their true nature revealed by that gal with the heart of gold. But according to "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, Grant isn't just playing an assh*le on the big screen — he's actually an assh*le in real life, too.

And that's an act that Stewart has no interest in ever seeing again.

This all comes from a revealing one-on-one between Stewart and his good pal, "Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert, who according to Third Beat Magazine recently sat down to interview each other for charity. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Third Beat

Who's Who in 'Cloud Atlas?'

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"Matrix" directors Lana and Andy Wachowski, along with "Run Lola Run" filmmaker Tom Tykwer, have crafted a big, tasty slice of WTF pie in the form of their new movie epic "Cloud Atlas." The film breaks boundaries both in its narrative (interweaving six separate stories of different genres) and through its performers (the actors play multiple roles of different age, race and gender), all the while somehow remaining not just coherent but wildly entertaining. Who'd a thunk it?

While the end credits reveal who played which characters — leading to some audible gasps from the audience — we thought we'd fill you in on just who each of these actors appear as and how much Silly Putty was applied to achieve this.

(Warning: Spoilers ahead) Get More »

Filed Under: Features

The 25 Best Music Performances in Movies

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Actors are trained to be able to portray just about anything their role calls for, but there's one thing even the best actors can't possibly fake: Singing.

That's why we're always so impressed when actors sing on screen rather than just lip-synch some professional musician. Case in point: Next week's "Pitch Perfect," which features stars such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson belting out tunes like the divas they were meant to be. Get More »

Filed Under: Features

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Battleship' and More

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This week: Will "Battleship" sink or swim on DVD and Blu-ray? The mega-budget summer flop about a naval fleet fighting off alien invaders had a reported budget of about $209 million but had to rely on the foreign box office to keep it afloat.

Also new this week is the romantic drama "The Lucky One" and the stop-motion animated adventure "The Pirates! Band of Misfits." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray Queue It Up

Four Weddings and a Lawsuit: Hugh Grant and Other Brits Fight Tabloids

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We've seen Hugh Grant the dapper romantic leading man. We've seen Hugh Grant the charming cad. We've seen Hugh Grant… well, you know, but how about Hugh Grant: crusader for justice?

Deadline reports that the "Four Weddings and a Funeral" star is the most high profile among 21 witnesses champing at the bit for a chance to talk smack about the tabloids making their lives a living hell in the UK.

Other celebs testifying against News Corp include funnyman Steve Coogan ("Hamlet 2"), singer Charlotte Church, and "Harry Potter" powerhouse J.K. Rowling. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

'Cloud Atlas' Forms Around Halle Berry's Broken Foot

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Halle Berry may have her head in the clouds, but her feet are planted firmly on the ground – perhaps to her own detriment.

The actress, who has been shooting "Cloud Atlas" in Spain, broke her foot earlier today on the property where she has been staying during production.

TMZ reports that Berry was wheeled away from a nearby hospital in a cast, which will inevitably cause some problems in the film’s production because, let's face it: a Halle Berry movie without shots of her legs is downright criminal. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: TMZ

Hugh Grant's Head Is in 'Cloud Atlas'

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When you lie out on your lawn and stare up at the clouds, what do you see? A fluffy sheep? A map of Minnesota? Snoopy sitting on top of his dog house? Well, those are all good answers, but the next time you spend a lazy afternoon staring at the clouds, you may see something a bit more unexpected: Hugh Grant.

Yep: According to Screen Daily, Hugh Grant has just joined the cast of the upcoming film from the Wachowski siblings, "Cloud Atlas." Apparently, the sky really is the limit for Grant. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Screen Daily

Movies Could Be Everywhere With the Augmented Reality App

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See that bench over there? That's the spot where that guy did that thing in that one movie that was such a big hit a few years ago. You know the one we're talking about, right? No? Man, if only there were a mobile phone app that could recognize landmarks from films and automagically play a clip featuring the scenery in question.

Well, now there is. Sort of. There's apparently an application called Augmented Reality Cinema in the works, and the makers of it have released a teaser trailer demonstrating what their product can do by showcasing a couple flitting about London checking out locations from "28 Days Later" and "Hugh Grant Romantic Comedy X." Get More »

Filed Under: Check This | Source: Augmented Reality Cinema

Forget Johnny Depp, Because There's a New 'Pirate' King in Town: Hugh Grant?!

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Move over, Johnny Depp, because the real Pirate Captain is finally here -- and he goes by the name of Hugh Grant.

Sony Pictures has glommed on to the hype around this month's release of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" in order to announce their own upcoming pirate-themed epic, "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," with Hugh Grant providing voicework for the animated tale's leading man.

So is this a Yo Ho Ho or a Yo Oh No? Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Coming Soon
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