by (@sllambe)

The Love Actually Cast Reveal 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Film

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As the tenth anniversary of the theatrical release of Love Actually nears, VH1 takes a look back on the now classic holiday film. After talking with cast members and digging through old interviews, we learned some interesting things about ensemble film starring Colin Firth, Hugh Grant and Emma Thompson. For starters, it was never supposed to be a Christmas film! Say what?! We can’t even imagine our holidays without an annual viewing of this movie.

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by (@katespencer)

The 20 Most Essential Matthew McConaughey Movies: The Good, The Bad And Tip Toes

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Matthew McConaughey may be one of the most famous actors in the world, but he’s also one of the most underrated. He shifts seamlessly from rom-coms to action, while cultivating a bunch of solid indie work and supporting roles on the side. He’s still best known for his cool, cocky grin, Texas swagger and off-screen antics (naked bongo drum party, anyone?), though that’s slowly been changing in recent years with memorable turns in Killer Joe, Magic Mike and Mud.

Finally, the real game-changer is here. McConaughey’s work as an HIV positive man supplying drugs for fellow patients in Dallas Buyer’s Club is undeniably excellent, and we’re sure to see him on awards show short lists in coming months. Obviously this is  a great time to brush up on McConaughey’s most memorable roles, and we’ve got a perfect list of his finest films for you to review. Some are excellent, some are terrible, and some are recommended to VH1 by the actor himself. Behold, the 20 Most Essential Matthew McConaughey Movies to watch RIGHT NOW. (In reverse chronological order, because we’re anal like that.)

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by (@unclegrambo)

Age Before Beauty: The Top 10 Movies Ranked By Oldest Cast Member Age

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As young people spend less and less of their time hitting the multiplexes and more and more of their time BitTorrenting movies to their whoozamawhatchits, Hollywood has (wisely) decided to make more movies aimed at people who don’t know the difference between a Kindle Fire and the kindle you use to make a fire. This weekend’s Last Vegas is a prime example of that release strategy; by casting near-geriatric leads like Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Kevin Kline, the studio is clearly targeting an audience that’s more familiar with Social Security than social media. This got us thinking: What films have the oldest median age of their primary castmembers?

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by (@unclegrambo)

Remembering River Phoenix On The 20-Year Anniversary Of His Death

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It was 20 years ago today that River Phoenix died on a dirty sidewalk in Hollywood. If that sentence sounds a bit harsh, well, it’s supposed to. That’s the unfortunate reality of the what happened on October 31, 1993. One of the most promising actors of his generation had just been inside of Johnny Depp‘s notoriously hedonistic rock club, the Viper Room, hoping to join his buddy Flea (from the Red Hot Chili Peppers) on-stage, but instead decided to ingest a cocktail—a literal cocktail!—that contained heroin and cocaine. Just a few minutes later, he was convulsing near a parking meter on Sunset Boulevard; he never regained consciousness. He was 23 years old.

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by (@megsokay)

Mockingjay‘s Natalie Dormer Spills Some Secrets (And Tells Some Lies) About The Upcoming Films

British beauty Natalie Dormer is everywhere these days. She’s co-starring in the new film The Counselor, where she gets to flirt with a dangerous Brad Pitt, she’s the duplicitous Irene Adler (aka Moriarty) on CBS’ Elementary, she plays the scheming seductress Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones and she was on VH1′s own Big Morning Buzz Live this morning.

She may have fed some lies about Mockingjay on Big Morning Buzz Live, but she spilled to VH1.com what Hunger Games fans will most definitely have to look forward to when she appears as Cressida in the upcoming Mockingjay films.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Scream Queens: The 40 Hottest Horror Heroines Of All Time

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We tend to faint at the sight of blood, but there’s one thing that always keeps us coming back for more gory movies: The super hot horror heroines, of course! Some survive to the closing credits while others aren’t so lucky, but you can be guaranteed that these actresses are always scarily sexy. Read more…

by (@katespencer)

Very VH1: Veronica Roth Joins Us To Talk Allegiant, Divergent And Answer Your Questions!

Are you ready to fangirl with us? Bestselling author Veronica Roth will be joining us for our Very VH1 spreecast this Thursday at 8:30PM/7:30C, to discuss her new book Allegiant, the upcoming Divergent movie and to answer your questions! We’re huge fans of the Divergent series around here and we could not be more excited. *deep breaths*

If you haven’t participated in one of our live video chats before, it’s simple: Come to this page on Thursday at 8:30PM EST, and if you want to chat with fellow fans AND ask Veronica questions yourself, just click on those talk balloons and sign in. If you’re feeling Dauntless you can even join us on video to ask a question. And just a heads up – while we will be discussing all things Allegiant, we’re going to try to keep the spoilers to a minimum out of respect for those who may not have yet finished the book.

Remember: Allegiant is out tomorrow, so grab a copy, binge read it, and join us here on Thursday to chat live with Veronica!

by (@katespencer)

Ansel Elgort Is About To Be Huge. Here Are 5 Reasons Why.

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You may not know the name Ansel Elgort yet (and oh, what a name it is!), but by the end of 2014 he’s guaranteed to have household recognition. Yes, even your clueless dad will soon be referring to “that Ansel fellow.” The 19-year-old actor’s first film, Carrie, is out today, and he’s got two much-anticipated projects dropping next year: Divergent and The Fault in our Stars. Fans are already obsessed with him even though he’s barely been onscreen. And we totally get it; his presence in Carrie is undeniable. America, get ready to meet your next big thing.

Here are five reasons you need to be paying attention to Ansel Elgort right now.

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by (@megsokay)

Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor And Sarah Paulson Are “Serving Something Bigger” In 12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave is already generating massive amounts of Oscar buzz-and with good reason. It’s a searing, unflinching (and very stressful) look at slavery as seen through the eyes of Solomon Northup, a freeman who was wrongfully captured and sold into slavery. Northup was a real man, and the events in 12 Years A Slave actually happened. We spoke to the film’s stars, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Sarah Paulson, about how they handled the film’s most soul-crushing moments.

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by (@megsokay)

12 Years Of 12 Years A Slave‘s Star Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Maybe you don’t think you know who 12 Years A Slave‘s star Chiwetel Ejiofor is (or how to pronounce his name). The thing is Chiwetel Ejiofor isn’t some overnight success story; he’s been popping up in your favorite films for…oh…more than 12 years now. To speed you up on Ejiofor’s impressive acting resumé, we’re looking back at what the last 12 years of Chiwetel Ejiofor have looked like. Spoiler alert: they’ve looked pretty damn cool.

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