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Tatum’s Tops: 6 Of Our Favorite Channing Roles

After arguably having the best 2012 out of any Hollywood star, Channing Tatum kicks off his 2013 with another worthy entry on his resume: Side Effects.

This twisted dramatic thriller reunites Tatum with his Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh in a film that finds the hunky actor playing against type as a recent parolee who soon discovers that hi…

Phil Pirrello / February 8, 2013

‘Identity Thief’: How Do Critics Like Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy As A Comedic Couple?

After reading reviews for this weekend’s new comedy, Identity Thief, it’s like the critics challenged each other to a contest of who can come up with the most creative way to dislike the movie.

Bridesmaidsbreakout star, Melissa McCarthy, joins Jason Bateman in director Seth Gordon’s follow-up to Horrible Bosses. In Thief, McCarthy…

Phil Pirrello / February 8, 2013

Which Hunk Should Play Young Harrison Ford?

Before J.J. Abrams landed the gig, directing Star Wars: Episode VII was Hollywood’s most coveted job.

Now, on the heels of recent news that Disney and Lucasfilm are developing a standalone Star Wars movie centered on Han Solo’s origins, the role of everyone’s favorite intergalactic scoundrel is quickly becoming the job every young actor wants.

Phil Pirrello / February 7, 2013

‘Side Effects’ vs. ‘Identity Thief’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

This weekend at the movies, Magic Mike himself challenges one of the stars of Bridesmaids to Box Office Thunderdome.

Channing Tatum and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Rooney Mara headline Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller, Side Effects, while Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman play it for laughs in Identity Thief.

Two…

Phil Pirrello / February 7, 2013

‘Side Effects’: How Did the (Prescription) Drug-Fueled Thriller Affect Critics?

The less you know about Side Effects, the better.

At least that’s what the critics recommend for the twisted new film from director Steven Soderbergh, starring Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Rooney Mara.

Effects centers on Mara’s character, Emily, who finds herself suffering from depression when her husband (Tatum) is released…

Phil Pirrello / February 7, 2013

From Clooney to Channing: Steven Soderbergh’s Best Films (PHOTOS)

This Friday’s release of Side Effects, the new thriller starring Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara, marks director Steven Soderbergh’s last film. On the big screen at least.

The prolific director, who broke onto the scene more than 20 years ago with the provocative indie drama Sex, Lies and Videotape, plans to retire from Hollywood filmmaking. (His last “official”…

Phil Pirrello / February 7, 2013

Are ‘Star Wars’ Fans Ready for Solo Han? (REPORT)

It’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan.

Not only are we getting J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, but Disney and Lucasfilm have announced their plans to develop standalone films based on the franchise. So which characters are first to get their own spin-off movie?

Han Solo and his nemesis, Boba Fett.

Phil Pirrello / February 6, 2013

Watch: Hot Guys Drive a Car Through an Airplane

Fast & Furious 6 makes a strong argument for more movies featuring cars that explode out the front of planes.

It’s all-out “vehicular warfare” in the new trailer for the next installment in the Universal Pictures franchise. Fast Five stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson return to Car-Fu the…

Phil Pirrello / February 5, 2013

5 Reasons Why ‘Warm Bodies’ Hunk Nicholas Hoult Should Be Your Next Cinematic Crush (PHOTOS)

Actor Nicholas Hoult is best known for his role as the precocious teen Marcus in 2002’s About a Boy. But all that could change with his starring turn in this Friday’s Warm Bodies.

In Warm Bodies, Earth’s zombie population has drastically increased and what humans are left have become the undead’s sworn enemy. Hoult plays R,…

Phil Pirrello / February 2, 2013

Ryan Gosling Gets Rough (PHOTOS)

Ryan Gosling trades in his fast muscle car from Drive for an even faster dirt bike in the crime thriller The Place Beyond the Pines.

Pines re-teams Gosling with Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance for a movie that serves almost as an unofficial sequel to 2011’s Drive.

Gosling plays Luke, a motorcycle…

Phil Pirrello / February 2, 2013

Which A-List Director Is Donning a ‘Suit & Tie’ For Justin Timberlake?

For his first album in seven years, Justin Timberlake is going big.

The singer-actor has already roped in Jay-Z to lend his talents on this spring’s The 20/20 Experience, and now he’s enlisted an Oscar-nominated director to come aboard.

David Fincher will helm the video for “Suit & Tie”, Experience’s first single, The Playlist reported on Friday.

Phil Pirrello / February 1, 2013

5 Reasons Why ‘Warm Bodies’ Star Teresa Palmer Should Be Hollywood’s Hottest Actress (PHOTOS)

All Hollywood actors find themselves negotiating various rungs on the ladder to success. Currently, Teresa Palmer is making her way to the top.

The Aussie actress has done the whole slow and steady thing with her career, appearing in several high-profile projects and, in doing so, elevating both the material and her profile.

Phil Pirrello / January 30, 2013

Eva Green to Play ‘A Dame To Kill For’ in ‘Sin City 2′

The cast of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For has just added another name: Eva Green.

The Casino Royale actress will play Ava Lord, a femme fatale worth committing homicide over, in director Robert Rodriguez’ sequel to the hit 2005 film.

In a press release issued Tuesday, the author of the Sin City graphic novels, Frank

Phil Pirrello / January 29, 2013

5 Things You Don’t Know About ‘Hansel & Gretel’ Star Gemma Arterton (PHOTOS)

Recently, the UK’s primary export to the States seems to be attractive, versatile and talented actresses.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunter star Gemma Arterton is the latest in a long line of Brits jockeying for household name status.

But, as is the case for most actors, achieving such notoriety didn’t come…

Phil Pirrello / January 26, 2013

‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’: Did Jeremy Renner’s Latest Cast a Spell Over Critics?

Watch static. Hang out at the DMV. Visit a dairy and see how milk is processed…

The above are all things that movie critics encourage you to do — twice — before daring to see Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters once.

Witch Hunters stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the grown-up versions of the Grimm…

Phil Pirrello / January 25, 2013

7 J.J. Abrams Hallmarks You Might See in ‘Star Wars VII’ (PHOTOS)

Yes, J.J. Abrams uses lens flares. Try not to faint.

He also uses other filmmaking tropes, with much success, to earn fanboy comparisons to being the “next” Steven Spielberg. But with the recent announcement that Abrams will direct the next installment of the Star Wars series, it looks like the Star Trek helmer is poised to be the…

Phil Pirrello / January 25, 2013

‘Parker’: Do Critics Think Jason Statham’s New Action Movie Kicks Ass?

Like most action heroes, Jason Statham is virtually invincible — especially when it comes to critics.

From The Transporter to The Expendables 2, Statham’s core fan base consistently shows up to support their favorite owner of the best ‘80s cocaine beard ever.

But if reviews for this weekend’s Parker are any…

Phil Pirrello / January 25, 2013

Will the Young Adult Novel ‘Divergent’ Be a ‘Titanic’ Success?

Hollywood’s latest attempt to find a Twilight-level success just scored a major casting coup. Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is working on a deal now to star in the adaptation of YA novel Divergent. Winslet will join The DescendantsShailene Woodley in the film, which centers on Woodley’s character, a teenager forced to compete in a ritual…

Phil Pirrello / January 25, 2013

‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ vs. ‘Parker’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

A badass criminal and two witch-hunting siblings are set to challenge one very pissed-off ghost mom for the box office crown.

This weekend’s Box Office Battle finds last weekend’s champ, Jessica Chastain’s horror film Mama, duking it out with new releases Parker and Hansel & GretelWitch Hunters. It might be slim pickings at the multiplex this weekend,…

Phil Pirrello / January 24, 2013

Chris Hemsworth Heads to ‘The Heart of the Sea’

First, Ron Howard announced that he was in talks to adapt Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Now, the director is reportedly circling another novel to turn into a movie: The Heart of the Sea. Howard could start shooting Sea as early as this fall for Warner Bros., re-teaming the director with Chris Hemsworth, the star of Howard’s upcoming Formula-One…

Phil Pirrello / January 24, 2013

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