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Monica Belluci: The Full Monica


Monica Belluci was a big movie star in Europe, but a relative unknown in America.  The Matrix sequels were supposed to change that, but American stardom proved elusive for the Italian actress.   Post-Matrix, Belluci has appeared in a few Hollywood hits including the 2015 Bond movie, Spectre.  But when she spoke to Movieline for an article in the March 2002 issue of the magazine, the Matrix movies were still shrouded in secrecy and the world was recovering from the 9/11 terrorist attacks which prevented Belluci from making a personal appearance.

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Movie Heroines Bracket Game: Ellen Ripley Vs. Trinity


Ellen Ripley Vs Trinity

With Cinderella in theaters and the Divergent sequel opening this Friday, it seemed like an excellent time to rank our female heroes.  What exactly it means to be a movie heroine is open to interpretation.  We’ve got some of the action heroines you would expect.  But we also have some real world figures and some flawed protagonists.  Who’s the best movie heroine?  It’s time to find out.

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What Might Have Been: Val Kilmer


Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

Actors careers are shaped by choices.  Their performances are made up of small choices; how a character should move, what they should sound like, how they should react.  Then there are the big choices like what roles to take and who to work with.  When an actor commits to a movie, they are dedicating a chunk of their lives to preparing for the role, filming the movie and then doing the promotion circuit.  For a lead actor, each movie can be a year-long commitment.  For an actor who is in demand, this can lead to some tough choices which will ultimately shape the course of their career.

As the old saying goes, “hindsight is 20/20.”  Sometimes, an actor’s choices look foolish in retrospect.  Other times, it seems like they dodged a bullet.  Either way, movie fans love looking back and wondering what might have been.

The first subject of this new series could only be one man:  Val Kilmer.

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