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Thai People Use 'Hunger Games' Symbol In Protest

November 20th, 2014 3:15pm EST
Thai Cinemas Pull 'Hunger Games' After Protestors Adopt Film's T
Several theaters in Thailand have banned "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1" after protestors started using the film's three-fingered salute as an anti-authority symbol.

The pro-democracy activists are protesting the government that was put into power following a military coup in May.

Protesters had planned a mass demonstration outside a cinema in Bangkok to mark the opening of the new film on Thursday. In response, one of the country's leading cinema chains has reportedly cancelled all screenings of "Mockingjay."

The three-fingered salute:

On Wednesday, five students were arrested ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Reclaim'

November 20th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Reclaim'
How far would you go to get back a daughter you just adopted? Let’s find out and check into the new to Blu-ray flick "Reclaim" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We review the gun-toting parenthood options below!

Title: "Reclaim"

Grade: 3

Cast: John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre

Director: Alan White

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.shoplionsgate.com

The Flick: Not exactly an original (pangs of Breakdown!) nor groundbreaking flick, Reclaim is nevertheless entertaining to watch. The story involves an ...
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Angelina Jolie Has Never Been Comfortable As An Actress

November 20th, 2014 8:22am EST
Angelina Jolie Plans On Acting Retirement
Angelina Jolie is serious about focusing on directing films rather than acting. Earlier this year she told fans she was considering retirement in order to be behind the camera.

In the new issue of Du Jour magazine the confessed she never felt truly "comfortable" acting and when asked if she would give it up completely, she answered, "Absolutely."

"I've never loved being in front of the camera. I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier," she explained.

Jolie made her directing debut with 2011 film "In The Land of Blood and Hone...
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What’s In The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' New Blu-ray Pack? James Gunn Fills Us In

November 19th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Gardians of the galaxy
We here at Starpulse.com are not only big fans of the films in the Marvel universe, but the diverse directors that are behind the camera as well. In the case of the smash hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" (which is currently on Digital HD plus Disney Movies Anywhere and on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray and On-Demand December 9) it’s the genius of former Troma scribe and "Slither" and "Super" helmer James Gunn that brings both cool and quirk to a unique concept that kicks serious ass. So when we got the invite to sit with Gunn in person and check out some of the tasty upcoming features on the...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Housebound'

November 19th, 2014 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Housebound'
Ready to be locked in with things that go bump in the night? Then follow us as we check out the new to Bl-ray flick "Housebound" out now from XLRator Media. We review the scary situation below!

Title: "Housebound"

Grade: 5

Cast: Morgana O’Reilly, Rima TeWiata, Ryan Lampp

Director: Gerard Johnstone

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 112 minutes

Release Company: XLRator Media

Website: www.xlratormedia.com

The Flick: This New Zealand import about a gal who is forced back to the home she grew up in under house arrest is a wonderful, fun, scary and all around fantastical five-star flick...
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Photos: Elizabeth Banks Dazzles At The L.A. Premiere Of The Latest 'Hunger Games' Movie

November 18th, 2014 10:59pm EST
Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks wore a gorgeous red paisley print silk Leonard dress to the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Monday night.

The actress found that after the first two films, in which her character Effie Trinket makes references to some of the decor made of mahogany, she tried, but wasn't able to get a line about mahogany into "Mockingjay" because the change in setting from the lush life of the Capitol to the dank, underground bunker lifestyle she's thrust into in District 13, where the revolution against the oppressive President Snow is overseen.

"There's no freaking mahogan...
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J-Law Has A Cinderella Moment

November 18th, 2014 10:27pm EST
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence dazzled on the red carpet for the premiere of the penultimate film in "The Hunger Games" saga, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1."

The actress plays the lead role of Katniss Everdeen, whose defiant win in the fight-to-the-death Hunger Games in the first film sparks a rebellion against the oppressive Capitol in the dystopian society of the 12 districts of Panem.

J-Law's silver Dior gown has Cinderella written all over it, and she was pretty as a princess at the premiere.

The actress recently said in an interview with BBC Radio 1 that she has no plans to get involved w...
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Chris Pratt Is Always 'Biting His Tongue' On Film Sets

November 18th, 2014 8:57am EST
CHris Pratt
Chris Pratt has directing ambitions. The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star told GQ magazine that he would love to be in charge on a film set so he can "control" everything.

"I'm always biting my tongue. When I'm on set, I kind of wish I could just tell everybody what to do," he explained. "If I could tell everybody what to do, it would be great, and it would be done faster. And so that's what I'm working toward. I want control. I want control over something."

In addition to acting, Pratt has been polishing his writing skills and hopes his recent success will enable him to achieve his filmmak...
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RIP Ken Takakura

November 18th, 2014 8:38am EST
Ken Takakura
Japanese movie star Ken Takakura has passed away at the age of 83. He died in a Tokyo hospital on Nov.10 after battling lymphoma.

The actor was known for portraying tough guys on the big screen and was considered the "Clint Eastwood" of Japan. He started his film career in the 1950s and rose to international fame after starring opposite Henry Fonda and Michael Caine in 1970 film "Too Late the Hero."

He played a Japanese gangster opposite Robert Mitchum in Sydney Pollack's 1975 drama "The Yakuza." He also appeared with Michael Douglas in 1989's "Black Rain" and starred in "Mr. Baseball" a...
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Interview: 'Wolves' Actor Stephen McHattie On Work Past And Present

November 17th, 2014 12:10pm EST
Interview: 'Wolves' Actor Stephen McHattie On Work Past And Pres
You know the voice, you know his face, but the name Stephen McHattie might not register right away for the uninitiated. It should though – the talented character actor has been working in the business for well over three decades providing some of coolest, richest and most memorable roles to ever grace the silver screen. From his captivating performance in David Cronenberg’s "A History of Violence" to his tour-de-force turn in Bruce McDonald’s "Pontypool" and working with directors like Zack Snyder and Darren Aronofsky, McHattie has one impressive resume indeed. His latest outing a coming...
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