2011 is Ryan Gosling's Year! See Him Duke it Out With George Clooney in New "The Ides of March" Trailer!  

I can't wait for this movie! I don't know about you, but I'm really getting tired of summer blockbusters! My heart and mind are longing for great films, and thank God the Oscar season is almost here!

"The Ides of March" is one of those Oscar-bait films that George Clooney instinctively knows how to make. This time, Clooney serves as a triple-threat for he wrote, directed, and starred in the film. Impressive!

Based on the play by Beau Willimon, Clooney plays a newbie presidential candidate and Ryan Gosling (this dude's starmeter is rising every second -- he's in the upcoming "Crazy, Stupid, Love" which I love, and "Drive") plays his idealistic staffer. Paul Giamatti (Oscar-bait), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Oscar-bait), and Evan Rachel Wood (not yet Oscar-bait but should!) co-star.

"The Ides of March" opens October 7th and I'm sooooo there!

P.S. Do you know that everytime someone asks me who is my favorite star to interview I always say George Clooney? That is so true! I sat down with the actor for "Leatherheads" and he was a genuine, down-to-earth person, and very, very real! I adore him! Here, take a trip back to 2008 and check out my interview with Clooney for the Universal film. Oh, click here to see that!

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Are You Excited for "Battleship" Or Should We Sink It? 

"Transformers" redux anyone? The trailer presents the movie with the same shimmering sheen as the Michael Bay Paramount extravaganza right? After all, both "Transformers" and "Battleship" came from Hasbro although the latter's origin was a board game.

But this one's from Universal, and it's from respectable actor/director Peter Berg. And even Liam Neeson is in it! But already, many are calling the film cheesy, crappy, and someone even asks, "does no one care about content anymore?"

See, when you guys keep on watching films like "Transformers 1, 2, and 3," Hollywood will continue to give us cheesy, crappy, content-free movies!

Suffice it to say, not everyone is saying "All Hail 'Battleship." Me? I'm saving my energy until I see the film when it opens May 18th of next year.

Plus, aren't you guys excited to see Rihanna on the big screen?

Here's more info on "Battleship" from Yahoo:

GENRES: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, War and Adaptation
IN THEATERS: May 18th, 2012 (wide)
MPAA: Not yet rated.

'Battleship,' an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.

Cast & Crew


Taylor Kitsch ........................... Alex Hopper
Alexander Skarsgard ...................... Stone Hopper
Liam Neeson ............................. Admiral Shane
Brooklyn Decker .......................... Sam
Rihanna ................................. Raikes
Josh Pence ............................... Chief Moore
Jesse Plemons ............................ Ordy
Peter MacNicol ........................... Secretary of Defense


Peter Berg

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Movie Review: The Secret to Enjoying "Cowboys & Aliens!" 

When you are presented with a movie named "Cowboys & Aliens" you know exactly what you are going to get. Instead of Indians being the bad guys, the extraterrestrials are the ones terrorizing the wild, wild West.

It's a clever concept but when you are mixing genres you are entering a very treacherous terrain. In "Cowboys & Aliens," the western genre elopes with sci-fi and the filmmakers tried their best to find the perfect balance. Predictably, the western elements overshadow the sci-fi aspects. Read More...

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How Do I Love "Crazy, Stupid, Love?" Let Me Count the Kisses Or Read My Movie Review! 

Watching a smart romantic comedy like “Crazy, Stupid, Love” in a summer filled with fighting giant robots, magical boy wizards, and avenging superheroes is like drinking a tall, cool glass of lemonade during sweltering heat.

Written by Dan Fogelman, the guy who gave us the Disney/Pixar “Cars” movies, and directed by Glen Ficarra and John Requa (“Bad Santa,” “I Love You Phillip Morris”), “Crazy, Stupid, Love” is witty, charming, and oddly uplifting. You will be soul-searching long after the movie is finished. “Crazy, Stupid, Love” is this year’s “Little Miss Sunshine.”

The film is decidedly farcical in nature and the talented cast is more than game to dish out every absurd and preposterous narrative arc to full effect. There’s an important major plot twist near the end and if you have seen the movie already please do not spoil it by your earnest revelation. Read More...

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"Captain America" Flexes Box-Office Muscle 

The boy wizard was no match for Captain America.

Paramount Pictures' "Captain America: The First Avenger" debuted at No. 1 with $65.8 million beating "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2." The Marvel superhero film starring Chris Evans is paving the way for next year's "The Avengers."


"Captain America: The First Avenger" movie review

Click here to win prizes from "Captain America: The First Avenger"

Watch my fun one-on-one interview with Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) right here, with Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter) right here, with Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes) right here, and with director Joe Johnston right here

The final film of the "Harry Potter" series fell to No. 2 with a still-respectable box-office take of $48 million. So far, "Deathly Hallows Part 2" has made $274.1 million in domestic total in its second weekend.

At No. 3 was "Friends with Benefits" starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. The romantic comedy made $18.5 million, about $1 million less than the similarly-themed "No Strings Attached" starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman which debuted with $19.7 million in January.

Here's the Top 10 box-office films for weekend of July 22:

1. "Captain America: The First Avenger," $65.8 million

2. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," $48 million

3. "Friends With Benefits," $18.5 million

4. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," $12 million

5. "Horrible Bosses," $11.7 million

6. "Zookeeper," $8.7 million

7. "Cars 2," $5.7 million

8. "Winnie the Pooh," $5.1 million

9. "Bad Teacher," $2.6 million

10. "Midnight in Paris," $1.9 million

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