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Dwayne Johnson Is 2013’s Top-Grossing Actor

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been named 2013's top-grossing actor.

The four movies the 42-year-old star appeared in this year - Fast & Furious 6, G. I. Joe: Retaliation, Pain & Gain, and Snitch - banked a collective $1.3 billion at the global box office, putting him just ahead of second-placed Robert Downey Jr., who only released one movie in 2013, the highest-grossing production Iron Man 3, which took $1.2 billion.
Despicable Me 2 star Steve Carrell ranked third, with his work - including The Way Way Back and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone - bringing in $964 million, while WWE Superstar Dwayne's Fast & Furious 6 co-star, Riddick actor Vin Diesel placed fourth with $887 million.

Gravity and The Heat's successes with audiences helped propel Sandra Bullock to number five in the list - compiled by Forbes - with her movies grossing a total of $862 million this year. In sixth place was another Fast & Furious 6 actor, the late Paul Walker, who passed away last month after a car accident, bringing in $789 million, all of which came from the latest installment of the action franchise.

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Eddie Murphy Is Hollywood’s Most Over-Paid Actor

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Casting, Celebrity Gossip,

Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy has been named the most over-paid actor in Hollywood.

The 51-year-old actor - whose recent films Imagine That, A Thousand Words and Meet Dave were all labeled flops - is reportedly no longer popular at the box office despite being paid a huge amount of money to star in huge number of movies. According to Forbes magazine, for every $1 Eddie was paid for his last three movies, they returned an estimated average of $2.30.

His movie Tower Heist, which was released last year also failed to wow audiences and earned just over double its budget of $75 million.

Earlier this year, Eddie revealed he is in talks to make a Beverly Hills Cop TV show. One of the comedian and actor's best loved roles was as wise cracking detective Axel Foley in the three action/comedy films of the late 80s and he's working on bringing him back. "What I'm trying to do with Beverly Hills Cop now is produce a TV show starring Axel Foley's son, and Axel is the chief of police now in Detroit. I'd do the pilot, show up here and there," he said.

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ABC Viewers Rate the Greatest Films

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Which movie character was the greatest in cinema? Which kiss continues to sizzle on screen, even 70 years later? ABC and People gave film buffs the opportunity to choose their favorites in 15 different categories, and some of the answers may surprise you. Did your favorite film make the Best in Film list?

More than 500,000 votes were tallied to determine the best comedy film, most romantic couple and many other categories. Keep reading to see the full results, and find out which epic film made the list three times!

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VIDEO: Cheesiest Movie Quotes Compilation

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Lists, Videos,

Earlier, we presented to you the “The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time.” Now we’re going to add some NSFW cheese on top of that humor.

If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that a number of actors credited in the “The 100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time” - including Val Kilmer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Wahlberg, and Tom Cruise - had the honor of making both compilations.

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VIDEO: Best Movie Insults Compilation

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Lists, Videos,

About to start your three-day weekend and not sure what to do with yourself? What don’t you test out some of “The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time” while barbecuing with your friends?

Note: This 10-minute clip - featuring barbs from films ranging from to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Full Metal Jacket - is definitely NSFW. So be sure there aren’t any kids around the grill when you start using them.

(FYI - Make sure to check out “The 100 Cheesiest Movie Quotes of All Time” as well.)

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The top 50 greatest movie monologues of all time

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Lists, Videos,

If you’re a movie buff, or just want to see some superb acting, check out this list of the 50 greatest movie monologues of all time. Compiled by our friends at Film.com, the list features clips of many of the monologues listed, so you can lose yourself in the list for quite a while. We found a bunch of our favorites, including Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction. Definitely check it out, it’s great.

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Musical Movies That Made Us Sing

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Adaptation, Classics, Family, Music, Musicals,

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The is out, Disney’s Camp Rock enjoyed a successful debut, and musical movies are becoming Hollywood mainstream again. But this is by no means a new or cutting-edge movie genre.

The Hollywood musical celebrated its heyday in the 1960s, when all the biggest stars were singing and dancing as well as acting. But as years passed, they began to fall by the wayside, cropping up irregularly in-between standard comedies and dramas. New projects, like the remake of My Fair Lady that I’ve already summarily rejected, are in the till…and there’s no doubt more new musical movies to come.

But before we accept these newcomers, let’s take the time to give a bow to the old. What are the Best 5 Musical Movies of all time, in one humble blogger’s opinion? I’m so glad you asked, because it just so happens I’ve prepared a list.

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Proposed New Year’s Resolutions for Movie Studio Executives

New Year's Clock

A quintessential holiday morsel:

‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa la la la la … la la la la

And there must be no shortage of jolliness for big-name film studios as we enter the last days of the year—2007 has been one of the most lucrative in film history. But after the holiday parties end, and the final box-office spreadsheets have been tucked under the pillow (or thrown on the fire), the time comes for rebirth and renewal. After all, the target demographic will be looking for something new, and the critics certainly weren’t impressed with much of this year’s fare. Perhaps everyone can be happy in 2008, as the medium returns to its glory days of content-rich, engaging filmmaking.

Alright, you people aren’t buyin’ it.

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