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Review: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ – an arduous journey that offers few rewards

HollywoodNews.com: As far as cultural phenomenon are concerned, I admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film series; when I caught the first one a few months after its release, I found myself bored by almost everything in the film except for[...]

Ashton Kutcher, Natalie Portman, Ivan Reitman and Liz Meriwether Untangle ‘No Strings Attached’

hollywoodnews.com: As unexpected as the combination of Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman may be, their new film “No Strings Attached” offers a fun, breezy balance between Kutcher’s mainstream sensibilities and Portman’s actorly integrity: the two play lifelong acquaintances who fall into a “friends with benefits” situation that tests their mutual[...]

Rogen, Diaz, Chou, Waltz, Gondry and Moritz talk about making ‘The Green Hornet’

By Todd Gilchrist hollywoodnews.com: It’s taken several years and several dozen delays, setbacks and rumors, but on Friday, January 14, “The Green Hornet” finally opens nationwide. Directed by Michel Gondry, the film stars Seth Green and Jay Chou as The Green Hornet and his partner, Kato, who enlist an unwitting expert[...]

Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde talk about rebooting ‘Tron: Legacy’

By Todd Gilchrist hollywoodnews.com: Friday, December 17, marks the culmination of almost three years of effort from director Joe Kosinski and Walt Disney Studios. After a successful proof-of-concept preview screened at Comic-Con in 2008, Disney recruited original ‘Tron’ star Jeff Bridges and enlisted Joe Kosinski to create ‘Tron: Legacy,’ a follow-up[...]

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Darren Aronofksy break down ‘Black Swan’

hollywoodnews.com: Looking at the ads for the new film “Black Swan,” it’s hard to tell precisely what the film is – a ballet movie, a backstage drama, or a horror flick. According to the cast and crew, the only thing they knew for sure about it was that they had[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: ‘Killers,’ ‘Splice,’ ‘Marmaduke’

By Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: A soft May could turn into June gloom at the box-office if the pre-“Toy Story” (June 18) releases all fail to break out. Four new movies debut this week, but will all likely fall behind the ogre who looking to three-peat at number one. GET HIM TO THE[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: Enter Sandman (but make way for the ladies)

By Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: The summer’s first three-day weekend features a pair of films that figure to split demographically along gender lines with the women taking the top spot at the box-office. Memorial Day is traditionally one of the biggest holiday weekends at the movies, but without a behemoth to soak[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: “Shrek” Always, but not 4ever

BY Kevin Crust HollywoodNews.com: The summer fare keeps coming with nary an original idea in sight. This week’s offerings boast a distinct “Saturday Night Live” vibe, featuring a showdown between prominent alums and current cast members. SHREK FOREVER AFTER “Shrek the Third” disappointed animation fans so expectations are on hold for what is[...]

No “Sex” in the city of Abu Dhabi

Hollywoodnews.com: Sex is still taboo in the oil-rich city of Abu Dhabi and even though the upcoming sequel “Sex and the City 2” is set there – local officials aren’t that impressed by any flash of skin. The first film did not play in the United Arab Emirates, despite the availability of[...]

Hollywood Movie Roundup: “Hood” — #2 with an Arrow, not a Bullet

BY KEVIN CRUST Hollywoodnews.com: A return to Sherwood Forest doesn’t herald any type of rich-to-poor stimulus package so the Man in the Iron Suit will continue to control the box-office lucre. In more modest offerings, the new princess of romance is back and the Queen indulges in some romantic comedy hoop[...]
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