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Cecil B. DeMille's Legendary Epic, The Ten Commandments, Comes To Blu-ray March 29

January 23rd, 2011 2:31pm EST
The Ten Commandments
For sheer pageantry and spectacle, few motion pictures can claim to equal the splendor of renowned director Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 epic The Ten Commandments. To commemorate the 55th anniversary of this beloved masterpiece, on March 29, 2011 Paramount Home Entertainment will release a fully restored version in high definition for the first time ever in an extravagant six-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo gift set, as well as in a two-disc Blu-ray and two-disc DVD. DeMille's last motion picture made Charlton Heston a superstar and remains a cinematic triumph and perennial fan-favorite. Filmed in Eg...
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Russell Crowe Denies 'Westworld' Rumors

September 7th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe has taken to his Twitter.com page to deny he's set to star in a remake of Michael Crichton's sci-fi thriller Westworld.

The Gladiator actor was rumored to have signed up to a new version of the 1973 film, which was author Crichton's first outing as a big screen director and starred Yul Brynner as a gun slinging android at a fantasy theme park.

However, Crowe has shot down the reports, insisting there is no truth to the rumors. He writes on his Twitter.com page, "WestWorld purely a rumor, I've never been contacted about it."

And he also sets the record straight about cla...
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Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.

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Michael Crichton's Best Films

November 6th, 2008 3:49pm EST
Michael Crichton
With the untimely death of Michael Crichton, now is the time to reflect on a career that, unfortunately, was wrought with too much of something that is usually a positive: intelligence. Indeed, Michael was too smart for the movie industry and its core audience.

Crichton obviously had a non-stop mind: he graduated Harvard with high honors, and while attending medical school he began writing. When he turned 27 he was he had an M.D., and he had also finished one of his more well-known books, Andromeda Strain.

Generally, his works incorporate his intellect of biology and medical scie...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 7

July 7th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ringo Starr
Happy Birthday to "A7X" guitarist Brian Haner, Jr. (1981), figure skater Michelle Kwan (1980), Canadian actress/singer Cree Summer (1969), blues singer Jackie Neal (1967; d. 2005), "The Shining" actress Shelley Duvall (1949), Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (1940), composer Doc Severinsen (1927), "Westworld" actor Yul Brynner (1915; d. 1985), baseball legend Satchel Paige (1906; d. 1982), and Russian painter Marc Chagall (1887; d. 1985).
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 7

July 7th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ringo Starr
Happy Birthday to "A7X" guitarist Brian Haner, Jr. (1981), figure skater Michelle Kwan (1980), Canadian actress/singer Cree Summer (1969), blues singer Jackie Neal (1967; d. 2005), "The Shining" actress Shelley Duvall (1949), Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (1940), composer Doc Severinsen (1927), "Westworld" actor Yul Brynner (1915; d. 1985), baseball legend Satchel Paige (1906; d. 1982), and Russian painter Marc Chagall (1887; d. 1985).
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