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History Repeats Itself for ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Full House’ Star Scott Weinger

Luke Perry. Will Smith. Jared Leto. Rider Strong. Joey Lawrence. Kirk Cameron. Jason Priestley. Joshua Jackson. Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Yeah, television in the 1990s had more than enough heartthrobs to keep the walls of every teenage girl’s bedroom thickly plastered in Tiger Beat posters. And while actor Scott Weinger didn’t quite serve up […]

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‘Aladdin’ Star Linda Larkin Praises Jasmine’s ‘Spirit of Activism’

When actress Linda Larkin first read the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s 1992 animated movie “Aladdin,” it was both the similarities and contrasts to the studio’s previous damsels that attracted her to the part. “When I was a little girl, Cinderella was one of my princesses,” Larkin told me during a recent interview. “Cinderella […]

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‘Jurassic World’ Star Nick Robinson: Film Has Been ‘Wild Ride’

Standing in front of a massive replica of the “Jurassic World” entrance gates at the 2015 New York Comic Con, actor Nick Robinson can still hardly believe the monstrous success of his dinosaur series reboot. “I don’t think anybody expected quite the success that happened,” Robinson told me as the popular NYCC attraction, Zulu the […]

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How Does Mars Discovery Change Matt Damon’s Movie ‘The Martian’?

Mars is a red hot planet these days. Not only is the fourth planet from the sun the centerpiece of Ridley Scott’s new movie “The Martian,” based on the novel by author Andy Weir, but the desert rock is making headlines after a NASA spacecraft recently discovered evidence of flowing water on its surface. How […]

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Richard Gere Tells ‘Human’ Story in Homeless Drama ‘Time Out of Mind’

Richard Gere is best known for his debonair leading man roles in swoon-inducing films such as “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Pretty Woman,” but the 66-year-old star is strikingly stripped down and vulnerable in the new movie “Time Out of Mind.” Directed by “I’m Not There” scribe Oren Moverman, the indie drama follows a […]

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Five Minutes with ‘Age of Ultron’ Stunt Coordinator Greg Powell

At a time when many of Hollywood’s most breathtaking action sequences are largely computer-generated, it’s encouraging to know there’s still someone out there taking lumps for film fans. Greg Powell has been a stunt man and stunt coordinator for 45 years, and boasts credits on action-packed classics such as “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “Superman” […]

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Patricia Clarkson Is Nine Years Wiser in ‘Learning to Drive’

Based on a New Yorker article by poet and essayist Katha Pollitt, “Learning to Drive” is the story of a New York City book editor named Wendy Shields (Patricia Clarkson), who forms an unlikely bond with her Indian Sikh driving instructor Darwan Singh Tur (Sir Ben Kingsley) amid the turmoil of her crumbling marriage. Although […]

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Sean Astin Navigates Choppy Waters in Drama ‘The Surface’

The tragic former child star narrative is an all-too-familiar one in Hollywood, but it’s a headline actor Sean Astin has successfully avoided for 30 years. Best known around the world as Mikey in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adventure hit “The Goonies,” Astin maintained a steady career through the ’90s with memorable roles in films such as […]

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