Brendan Fraser

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Brendan Fraser Explains Where He's Been

And alleges groping at the hands of a former HFPA president

(Newser) - Brendan Fraser was once seemingly omnipresent on the big screen, dominating the box office with leading roles in everything from Encino Man in 1992 to a series of Mummy films that ended in 2008. But for quite some time he's been off the Hollywood radar; when he popped up... More »

55 Stars Who've Gone Broke

Celebrities who've spent, owed millions

(Newser) - "Rich" and "famous" don't always go together. Radar rounds up 55 celebrities who've been broke:
  • Pamela Anderson was said to owe $1.1 million in back taxes and debts to construction companies that were working on her Malibu house last year. She reportedly had to put
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11 Great Actors in Awful Films

Sometimes bad movies happen to good people

(Newser) - There are some movies that actors probably wish they could scrub from their IMDb profiles. Ben Widdicombe notes 11 of the most embarrassing skeletons in otherwise talented stars’ closets, on PopEater :
  • Brendan Fraser: Yes, he has done serious work, “like Gods and Monsters, where he got to display some
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Give Brendan Fraser a Round of Applause

Actor's Golden Globes reactions + Gwen Stefani song = Genius

(Newser) - Brendan Fraser seems to have a good sense of humor about the world watching an endless loop of his awkward laughing and clapping at the Golden Globes, which is good—it will probably spin out into increasingly involved viral video mashups. Here's one, flagged by Videogum , that sets Fraser's spasmodic... More »

Race-for-Cure Pic Regrettably Ordinary

Despite Harrison Ford and Brendon Fraser, it's small-screen fare

(Newser) - Medical drama Extraordinary Measures is well-intentioned and reasonably compelling, say critics, but most of them agree that it's TV-movie rather than big-screen fare.
  • The first release from CBS films doesn't go beyond its "genotype as a disease-of-the-week telepic," writes Rob Nelson at Variety , "despite the star power
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Inkheart Better on the Page

Kids' movie about bringing books to life struggles to bring book to life

(Newser) - When it comes to the kids-lit adaptation Inkheart, fans are probably better off sticking to the book, say critics. Brendan Fraser stars as a father with the power to bring characters off the page to life, but the special-effects-driven movie fails to capture the "dark whimsy" of the... More »

Time to Wrap Up Mummy

Franchise feels distinctly creaky

(Newser) - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is more than a little musty. The third movie in the cycle features "more ancient corpses come to life amid digital effects laid on with a trowel," Jane Horwitz writes in the Washington Post, but the "tiresome and messy" result... More »

3-D Doesn't Ensure an Exciting Journey

Generic visual tricks bore critics

(Newser) - The 3-D adventure flick Journey to the Center of the Earth is generating tepid reviews. The Brendan Fraser vehicle is “rambunctious and ridiculous,” though some younger moviegoers might enjoy it, writes Jan Stuart in the LA Times. Aimed at “kids of an age group more conversant with... More »

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