Angelo Baute
  • Sour Notes – 8 Worst Singer-Turned-Actors
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 29, 2013
    Columbia Pictures They can sing, or they can rap. But can they act? Past history indicates that singers who venture should really stick to their natural musical talents. However, it doesn't stop any of them from acting, whether they star in a bombastic semi-autobiographical film or a small role. These select few have taken the craft of poorly acting to a whole new low. These singers thought they could capitalize on their past success as a musical performer, but they end up discovering just how cruel movie critics can be. Here's Hollywood's cream of the crop without the acting chops. GALLERY: Worst Singer-turned-actors Follow @Hollywood_com // More:First Photo of Baby North WestPixar vs. DreamWorksBen Affleck Cast as Batman From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • 10 Film Adaptations That Are Better Than the Book
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 29, 2013
    Columbia Pictures Books have always been a popular source of material for films. Novels often contain intricate details and sub-plots that are often found in the cutting room floor to accommodate a movie's average two-hour runtime. As more often than not, the book is more superior than the film adaptation in many ways. Sometimes, a film bucks the trend and improves upon the original text. Whether the film's director made all the right creative decisions, or an actor portrays a character in ways even the author hadn't imagined, these films surpassed their literary sources and sometimes convinced audiences that the book never existed! GALLERY: Top Film Adaptations Better than the Book Follow @Hollywood_com // More:'All the Boys Love Mandy Lane' TrailerPixar vs. DreamWorks'Dexter' Season 8, Episode 9 Recap From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Geeking Out – The 10 Geekiest Movies of All Time
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 29, 2013
    Rogue Pictures/Everett Collection A geek, in the broadest sense, is someone with a deep interest in subject. Of course, geeks tend to gravitate towards the fringe subjects like comic books, video games, science fiction, and even something as academic as math. What separates them from a casual fan is the level of thought they put behind their interests. Levels that many would even consider crazy. These movies were not shy about capturing that enthusiasm that geeks brought to the table. This not a list of movies geeks like; that would be filled with Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This list is about the celebration of geeks and their culture, with a bit of a look into how their minds work. GALLERY: Geekiest Movies of All Time Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Pixar vs. DreamWorksBen Affleck Cast as Batman'The World's End' Review From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Pixar Vs. DreamWorks — Hollywood's Animated Rivalry
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 25, 2013
    When it comes to 3D animated movies, two names stand out: Pixar and DreamWorks Animation. Big franchise hits such as Toy Story and Shrek have made them animation's top dogs at the box office, leading many to think of them as rival studios. So let's take a look at how these two giants of animation stack up. Walt Disney/Everett Collection PixarOf the two animation studios, one could argue that Pixar is the art house of computer animation. With mature, character-driven stories that both adults and children can both laugh and sniffle at, it's no wonder the studio has won the Best Animated Feature Oscar seven of the past 12 years. From 2007 to 2010, Pixar experienced a "golden age," creating animated features that include some of the best movies of all time with Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, and Toy Story 3. However, Pixar has recently capitulated to big studio executives by producing sequels, backtracking on their past statements to avoid producing franchises. While Toy Story 3 is the extremely rare example of an excellent threequel, Cars 2 was nowhere near close to meeting Pixar's lofty standards. With this summer's Monsters University and the recent announcement of Finding Dory, a sequel to 2003's Finding Nemo, one has to wonder whether Pixar has finally run out of original ideas. Paramount Pictures/Everett Collection DreamWorks AnimationIf there's one thing DreamWorks knows how to do better than Pixar, it's cranking out big hit after big hit. The "House that Shrek Built" has made 13 more animated films than their rival, and they haven't been around as long. DreamWorks has earned $11 billion total worldwide with box office hits such as Madagascar and The Croods. Although the critical consensus has been Pixar offers the better movies, it's not like DreamWorks have been slouches either. The studio has been nominated nine times for the Best Animated Feature, with wins for Shrek and Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit. DreamWorks also draws a lot of big names to provide the colorful voices of their animated creations. Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Brad Pitt are just a few actors who have lent their voices to DreamWorks. The studio is still keeping busy over the next couples with six releases that include sequels to How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Ben Affleck Cast as Batman'Glee' Says Goodbye To Cory Monteith'Modern Family' Season 5 Spoilers   From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)