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The Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows Of The 90s

5/2/2008 9:43am EDT
The 1990s was the beginning of the end for network television. Program offerings grew rapidly in the last decade of the 20th century. Soon it became commonplace for a person to have 50-60 channels on their home set, paving the way for the present-day satellite and digital cable packages for 1,000 channels or more.

The 90s was the last decade that network bosses could depend on massive ratings from a nearly captive audience bereft of choices. There were certainly plenty of cable shows, but they barely made a dent in the numbers enjoyed by the networks at the time.

It was not unco...

2008 Tribeca Film Festival Spotlight: Redbelt

5/1/2008 4:12pm EDT
A few months ago, a rock 'em, sock 'em film called "Never Back Down" was released and broke the mold of fighter movies by becoming the first in a probable long line of box office productions featuring the fighting style of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Now comes "Redbelt",

a film that prides itself more on the characters internal conflicts more so than the external ones.

How the heck to do you make a fighting movie in which the fighting itself is secondary? By using a complicated plot, of course. We have Mike Terry (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a MMA instructor who teaches his stude...

Will Work For Fame: Celebrities' First Jobs

3/12/2008 2:00pm EDT
Cindy Crawford
The "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul," singer Mary J. Blige, was goofing around in a mall as a teenager making a demo in a karaoke booth. Anchorman Stone Phillips was waiting tables. Supermodel Cindy Crawford was a college freshman shucking corn at a fair in Illinois.

We've all heard countless stories of ways ordinary people were plucked from obscurity and catapulted into stardom. Still, let's be real: Mary, Cindy and Stone are the exception, not the rule. So, how many random gigs did most celebrities weather on the rocky path to fame?

Nothing wrong with a little guyliner...

Johnny De...

Video Games Do Not Make Good Movies

1/14/2008 11:18am EST
Street Fighter
There are some things in Hollywood that just do not work: Lindsay Lohan and sobriety, most marriages, Tim Allen tackling roles not involving Christmas, and successfully adapting a video game into a movie. Why is this so hard?

The powers that be can take a 700-page book and trim it down to a two-hour story. Either they are picking really bad video games to adapt or the people involved just suck. There has yet to be a quality adaptation. So why do studios keep insisting on producing them? They even screwed up Doom, a story that involves Marines fighting aliens. How is that even possible...

FOX Delivers Holiday Cheer This December

11/29/2007 1:35pm EST
The Simpsons
This December FOX delivers all-new seasonal installments, favorite holiday episodes and festive specials:

Tuesday, Dec. 11

BONES (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)

"The Man in the Fallout Shelter" episode of "Bones" has the team quarantined in the lab over the holiday. Everyone tries to maintain the spirit of the season, while Brennan struggles to answer questions about her family.

HOUSE (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT)

It doesn't seem like it will be a happy holiday on the "Merry Little Christmas" episode as House is suffering withdrawal symptoms from his drug habit and the other doctors a...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 13

6/13/2007 3:00am EDT
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Happy Birthday To actress twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (1986), "Fantastic Four" actor Chris Evans (1981), "Vegas Vacation" acotr Ethan Embry (1978), "Jackass" jackass Steve-O (1974), supermodel Leann Tweeden (1973), Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo (1970), singer/songwriter David Gray (1968), actress Kathy Burke (1964), "The Breakfast Club" actress Ally Sheedy (1962), "The Santa Clause" actor Tim Allen (1953), actor Richard Thomas (1951), "Star Trek: Generations" actor Malcolm McDowell (1943), actor Paul Lynde (1926; d. 1982), and Irish author William Butler Yeats (1865; d. 1939).

Morgan Freeman To Host AFI's '100 Years ... 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition'

5/30/2007 2:14pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will host AFI'S "100 Years ... 100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition," a new entertainment special counting down the greatest movies of all time, to be broadcast Wednesday, June 20 (8:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of the 100 greatest American films of all time will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Those scheduled to be included in the special are Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Je...

Opening March 2: Wild Hogs

2/27/2007 11:46am EST
Wild Hogs
A mis-matched group of bored suburbanites longing to escape the stress of the daily lives and embrace the freedom of the open road finds that it takes more than polished chrome and leather jackets to truly experience the biker lifestyle in this revved-up road comedy starring John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence, and William H. Macy.

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New Film Examines What Its Like To Be Fired By Woody Allen

2/19/2007 11:30pm EST
Woody Allen
When actress Annabelle Gurwitch was fired from a play by Woody Allen she wondered how she would cope with being fired by a cultural icon. Turning to friends in show business she was assured she was not alone. Once the subject had been broached, everyone she knew from her rabbi and gynecologists to her colleagues had advice and their own accounts of getting the boot to offer. This set her off on a journey to answer the question: was being fired going to be the best thing or worst thing that had happened in her working life.

Gurwitch began researching and traveling the country, intervi...

'Children Of Men,' 'Smallville' Win Cinematographer Awards

2/19/2007 12:39pm EST
Children of Men
Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC took top honors in the feature film competition for Children Of Men last night at the 21st Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

This is the first ASC Award for Lubezki. The award was presented by Tim Allen, who noted, "All of these artists contributed their talent for writing with light and motionto each story."

David James Elliott presented John Stokes, ACS with the top award in the television movie/miniseries/pilot competition for the TNT miniseries "Nightmares And Dr...

'Basic Instinct 2' & 'Little Man' Lead RAZZIE Nominations

1/22/2007 11:57am EST
Basic Instinct 2
Voters for this year's 27th Annual RAZZIE Awards had dozens of films to choose from. Heading the list of "Worst Achievements in Film" this year is Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct 2 and Shawn and Marlon Wayans in Little Man. Joining these films in the "Worst Picture" category are M. Night Shyamalan's Lady In The Water, Wicker Man and Bloodrayne.

The Wayans brothers and 'Wicker Man's Nicolas Cage will be competing for "Worst Actor" of 2006 against last year's "winner" Rob Schneider in Benchwarmers, former TV funnyman Tim Allen, with a trio of terrible titles (Santa Clause 3, Shaggy Dog a...

Opening November 3: The Santa Clause 3

11/1/2006 9:47am EST
The Santa Clause 3
In the film "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause" Tim Allen returns as Scott Calvin, also known as Santa. This installment has St. Nick in a battle with the mischievous Jack Frost, played by Martin Short, who is trying to take away the big guy's holiday.

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Opening August 11: Zoom

8/11/2006 9:59am EDT

When Earth is faced with certain destruction, an over-the-hill superhero is charged with the task of training four super-powered kids to harness their powers and save the planet in an out-of-this-world comedy adventure for the whole family from director Peter Hewitt.

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Cast and Crew:

Tim Allen - (Jack Shepard/Captain Zoom)

Courteney Cox Arquette - (Marsha Holloway)

Chevy Chase - (Dr. Grant)

Spencer Breslin - (Tucker/Mega Boy)

Rip Torn - (General Larraby)

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New Movies on DVD, Aug. 1

8/1/2006 8:00am EDT
V For Vendetta
Natalie Portman had few qualms about shaving her head for V for Vendetta. The film centers on the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain. A man cloaked in mystery ignites a revolution and finds an unlikely ally in a seemingly mild mannered young woman (Portman). And Tim Allen had no problem portraying a dog in The Shaggy Dog. In this film, an unexpected transformation helps a workaholic attorney (Allen) learn that there's more to life than the courtroom in this remake of the 1959 Disney canine classic of the same name.

Celebrity Birthdays, June 13

6/13/2006 3:00am EDT
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Happy Birthday To actress twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (1986), "Fantastic Four" actor Chris Evans (1981), "Vegas Vacation" acotr Ethan Embry (1978), "Jackass" jackass Steve-O (1974), supermodel Leann Tweeden (1973), Weezer singer Rivers Cuomo (1970), singer/songwriter David Gray (1968), actress Kathy Burke (1964), "The Breakfast Club" actress Ally Sheedy (1962), "The Santa Clause" actor Tim Allen (1953), actor Richard Thomas (1951), "Star Trek: Generations" actor Malcolm McDowell (1943), actor Paul Lynde (1926; d. 1982), and Irish author William Butler Yeats (1865; d. 1939).

Hoffman, Hanks, Downey Jr. & Others To Appear on 'Inside The Actor's Studio'

3/14/2006 2:50pm EST
Robert Downey Jr.
Bravo announces some of the silver screen's most influential and intriguing stars to continue the 12th season of "Inside the Actors Studio." Scheduled to share the stage with host James Lipton this spring are Al Pacino, Don Cheadle, Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman as a milestone 200th guest, and Tom Hanks as the first ever encore guest.

"The fact that acclaimed actors such as these continue to come and share their craft with us is a testimony to the enduring strength of this franchise," said Frances Berwick, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, Bravo. "We are...

Hell's Angels Sue Disney Over Motorcycle Film

3/13/2006 11:57am EST
Motorcycle group the Hell's Angels are suing Walt Disney filmmakers for using their logo and trademarked name in an upcoming film. "Wild Hogs," starring John Travolta and Tim Allen, has not even entered production but has outraged the notorious California-based riders, who claim they have not been shown a copy of the screenplay despite certain members allegedly being 'identified' in the script.

A spokesman for Disney said the case filed by The Hell's Angels Motorcycle Corporation (HAMC) is "without merit."

Merry Christmas From the Brian Setzer Orchestra

11/7/2005 7:50am EST
Brian Setzer
For the 2005 Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas album, 'Dig That Crazy Christmas' (click for review), Brian Setzer penned two brand new holiday tunes: "Santa Drives a Hot Rod." and "Hey Santa!," a blazing rockabilly-swing gem that should stand as a hepcat's Christmas anthem. Setzer sings, "Santa don't bring me any toys/Just bring my baby and a bottle of joy." Setzer is the king of all things retro, so it should come as no surprise that "Hey Santa!" comes off like an instant standard.

Setzer has became a Christmas icon by playing the classics next to his amazing originals. BSO's version ...