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Find Out How The Boxtrolls Redefine Family

VIDEO: The Boxtrolls Redefine Family

Originally posted 09/18/2014 11:50AM

Meet the new breed of family!

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Iron Man 3 Not as Much Fun as Original – or The Avengers

Iron Man 3 Not as Much Fun as Original – or The Avengers

Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:00AM

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It's hard to know how battling a giant alien millipede might affect a guy, but it seems to have turned Iron Man 3's Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) into Bruce Wayne.

This post-Avengers Iron Man is a brooding insomniac, tinkering in his Batcave and so mired in existential angst that he's having panic attacks. He's so dour, it's actually a relief when a madman attacks his Malibu manse, blowing it off the map in one of the film's most spectacular scenes.

At least then we don't have to spend the entire threequel in Tony's head.

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Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

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Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

Originally posted 02/26/2013 02:20PM

Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.

Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?

And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?

Here, then, are some recent Oscar-caliber actors who might suitably fit the bill. Please be so kind as to select your favorite. (And, in the comments section, do cast them in suitable roles.) Ta.

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Three Reasons to See The Dictator

The Dictator: Why It's Worth Seeing

Originally posted 05/16/2012 01:45PM

There's nothing like low expectations to take a movie from, "Oh, this is going to be bad," to, "Whoa! That was not bad!"

Without the everyday people for Sacha Baron Cohen to interact with in his new movie The Dictator – plus that lackluster preview – I was fully prepared to write a review about why Cohen had been better as his previous alter-egos Borat and Brüno.

Boy, was I wrong.

There is still something missing without the unintentionally funny folks who interact with Cohen in character as part of a ruse – a staple of his earlier films. But Cohen's Dictator, full name: General Admiral Haffaz Aladeen, exists on the big screen only, surrounded by other (very funny) actors.

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Mary-Kate Finds Kingsley's Kisses 'Comfortable' | Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen

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Mary-Kate Olsen Finds Ben Kingsley's Kisses 'Comfortable'

Originally posted 06/28/2008 12:00PM

Having already heard from Ben Kingsley on how it feels to kiss Mary-Kate Olsen – for their new movie The Wackness, that is – now it's her turn to describe their mutual make-out session.

"We shot it at three o'clock in the morning and so everyone was a bit delirious anyhow," Olsen, 22, tells the Wall Street Journal about working with the 64-year-old Gandhi Oscar winner.

The heavy smooch takes place in a phone booth – but the two did anything but phone in their performances. "He was so professional about it and made me feel so comfortable," she says. "He said, 'Anything you don't feel comfortable about, let me know. You lead me.' "

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Ben Kingsley: Mary-Kate Was 'In Charge' of Make-Out Scene | Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen

Ben Kingsley: Mary-Kate Was 'In Charge' of Make-Out Scene

Originally posted 06/26/2008 06:30AM

He's a screen legend – heck, he's even been knighted! But Sir Ben Kingsley isn't above a little kiss-and-tell when it comes to his on-screen smooch with 22-year-old Mary-Kate Olsen in The Wackness.

"She was completely in charge," the actor, 64, tells PEOPLE of their enthusiastic make-out scene in a telephone booth.

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Ben Kingsley Marries Brazilian Actress | Ben Kingsley

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Ben Kingsley Marries Brazilian Actress

Originally posted 09/07/2007 11:50AM

Sir Ben Kingsley has married for the fourth time, to Brazilian actress Daniela Barbosa de Carneiro, the Oscar winner's rep confirms to the BBC.

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OSCARS: Ben Kingsley's Bad Turn

Originally posted 02/19/2002 11:00AM

The actor who won the gold for "Gandhi" is now in the running for playing a far different creature, the psycho gangster of "Sexy Beast," reports PEOPLE.

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