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In the 19 years since "Pulp Fiction" hit theaters, the film that made Quentin Tarantino a superstar has become a bona fide cinematic classic. Hell, it was a classic from the moment it first screened at the Cannes Film Festival. But as a new oral history of the film in Vanity Fair shows, "Pulp Fiction" was almost a very different film.
Forget Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and John Travolta. How about "Pulp Fiction" starring Paul Calderon, Matt Dillon and Daniel Day-Lewis? Get More »
This week: Pixar churns out another animated blockbuster with "Brave," featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and many more.
Not all great cinema stars have the most auspicious beginnings to their lives in celluloid. Some start in commercials, TV, bit parts, background work. Hell, a few even dabble in porn (we're looking at you, Sylvester Stallone).
Ground zero for acting talent, more often than not, is the horror genre. This being Halloween season, we decided to highlight a few mega-talents who jumpstarted their careers in much the same way they entered the world: naked, screaming and covered in blood. Get More »
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 »
Based on the acclaimed novel by Don Winslow, it follows two upwardly mobile young pot dealers played by Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as they attempt to rescue their shared polyamorous girlfriend Ophelia (Blake Lively) from a mean old Mexican drug cartel. Salma Hayek, John Travolta, and Benicio Del Toro will help spread some of the glorious mayhem. Get More »
Glamor never seemed so rough and rugged.
Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek and other usually refined and cultured types (though not an absent Aaron Johnson, who's probably away on his honeymoon) embraced their primal instincts on the red carpet at the premiere of "Savages," a film that hopefully marks the return of the wild, fiercely creative Oliver Stone that's been somewhat dormant since 1997's "U Turn." Enough with the "Wall Street" sequels — it's time to return to "Natural Born Killers" kind of territory!
Get your hopes up with our collection of pics from the premiere and join the "Savages" in theaters on July 6.
Andy Warhol once famously said that in the future, every movie will have a 15 second teaser trailer. But since 15 seconds of fame just wasn't quite enough for "Savages," MTV has just followed up yesterday's explosive tease with the full length trailer.
Get ready for a shock to the system, because judging by this incendiary new clip, Oliver Stone has turned out one of his sharpest films in years. Get More »
In the grand tradition of the grilled cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary that sold for $28,000 dollars, we present to you today another strange case from the mixed-up files called eBay …
Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, the acting foes who once battled each other for supremacy in "Face/Off" and who may well square off again in "Expendables 2," have already made a very pre-mature reteaming … in the past. According to Gawker, a man selling a Civil War-era photograph of a fella named Jack Mord is really a time-hopping Nic Cage, and damned if there isn't a resemblance. That cowlick and mustache ain't foolin' nobody. Get More »
If you believe the internet, Chuck Norris can literally do everything and anything. Strictly speaking, we're not sure if that's true or not, be we do know one thing Norris can definitely do: Co-star in "The Expendables 2."
Okay, so the idea of Chuck Norris being expendable is patently ridiculous, but according to Entertainment Weekly, Norris isn't the only big name star set to join the 80's-style action franchise, as Jean-Claude Van Damme is also on board -- and there may be more to come as well. Get More »
Arthritis, joint pain, AARP… explosions.
These are the things that should be popping into your head (and the head of whoever insures the production) when you think of "The Expendables," Sylvester Stallone's sly nod to the cheesifying action films of his '80s heyday.
Last year's bone-crushing, bad-guy impaling trip down memory lane proved that wicked old action stars can still kick it like they used to as long as people dig seeing big, beefy Republicans punch and shoot at each other (we do). Now the inevitable sequel is coming down the pike, and according to The Playlist more aging icons may prove the easy accessibility of steroids. Get More »