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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Alien Nation'

June 8th, 2012 12:15pm EDT
Alien Nation
With the sci-fi epic "Prometheus" hitting theaters this week, I’m feeling in an alien kind of mood. Not the Ridley Scott original nor the James Cameron sequel, but something a little remembered but still undeniably cool – welcome back to Forgotten Friday Flick! (Sorry – been super busy!) This week’s selection may remind sci-fi fans of a TV Show that was spawned, but I’m talking the stellar feature film that started it all. A great flick that combines genres like the buddy cop movie, an alien invasion picture and an old school detective story – all with a distinctive not from this planet...
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Not In The Holiday Spirit Yet? Give 'Elf' With Will Ferrell A Watch

December 21st, 2011 1:20pm EST
elf 1
Whether it’s Will Ferrell’s loveable smile, the yellow tights, or the fact that you can laugh and be a kid again while watching the film- we can all agree that Elf is the greatest holiday movie since National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation or A Christmas Story. For those of you who live under a rock and have not seen Elf, it is a classic holiday movie starring Will Ferrell, who plays Buddy the elf and directed by Jon Favreau. When Buddy was a baby in an orphanage, he snuck into Santa’s sack and ended up in the North Pole with the rest of the elves. As he grew up, much taller and more manly th...
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Check Out The Jerry Weintraub Documentary 'His Way' On DVD Nov. 1

October 22nd, 2011 7:06am EDT
His Way
One of the first independent producers to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jerry Weintraub, the son of a gem salesman, began his career as a talent agent in the 1950s.

Weintraub has been called a lot of things as one of Hollywood’s longest-working producers and most powerful talent managers. Though he will use any means to get to the top of the game, he’s experienced both its highs and lows during an enviable five-decade career.

In the star-studded, feature-length documentary "His Way," the man himself spins compelling yarns of his life, loves, and livelihood....
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In Honor Of Father's Day: Ten Hot Celebrity Dads

June 18th, 2011 10:00am EDT
President Obama
In honor of Father’s Day on June 19, we're counting down the Hottest Celebrity Dads.

President Barack Obama

Whether you’re are a republican, a democrat or an independent, there is no denying that President Barack Obama, father to Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10, is the dapperest of dads. Whether he’s wearing power suits on Air Force One or rocking dad jeans at a Wizards game, the First Father always makes me proud to be an American.

Eddie Cibrian

I was a fan of the ridiculously hot Eddie Cibrian and his dimples years before his new wife, LeAnn Rimes, stopped singing…and eating. It star...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Scream 4,' 'Rio,' & More

April 11th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Scream 4
After seeing both “Arthur” and “Your Highness” last week, I could not believe how many other critics assigned them either the same score, or gave “Your Highness” a better grade. I found “Arthur” to be quite enjoyable, playing to Russell Brand’s strengths as my review states; while I thought “Your Highness,” was an immature comedy which fails to use raunchy humor effectively.

This week you’ll have the opportunity to see the long-awaited Wes Craven horror sequel “Scream 4,” the Carlos Saldanha animated adventure “Rio,” the off-beat Keanu Reeves comedy “Henry’s Crime,” and "The Conspirator"...
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Vanilla Ice Considers Role In Adam Sandler Film

April 2nd, 2011 1:30pm EDT
Vanilla Ice
"Country Strong" star Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice are in talks to play supporting roles in Adam Sandler's new comedy "I Hate You, Dad."

Meester is slated to play Sandler's daughter-in-law-to-be in the film, which also stars comedian Andy Samberg, and Vanilla Ice is tipped to play a gay wedding planner.

If he signs on for the film, it will be Ice's first movie role since 2002's "The New Guy."

In the film, Sandler plays Samberg's father, who moves in with his son and his fiancee.

James Caan is also in talks to join the cast - as Meester's dad, according to Variety.
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Check Out 'Elf Ultimate Collector's Edition' On DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 26

October 23rd, 2010 7:45am EDT
Elf
The hilarious Christmas film "Elf" tells the tale of a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts on Christmas Eve and is transported back to the North Pole and raised as an elf.

Years later Buddy learns he is not really an elf and goes on a journey to New York City to find his true identity.

For his sophomore stab at directing, actor/writer/director Jon Favreau (Swingers, Made), took on this holiday comedy starring Saturday Night Live-alum Will Ferrell.

Ferrell stars as Buddy, a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus (Edward Asner). When the ne...
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James Caan Downs Shots, Parties For 70th Birthday

April 4th, 2010 10:00am EDT
Caan,_James
Hollywood playboy James Caan showed no signs of slowing down while celebrating his 70th birthday last week - he downed tequila shots and partied until the early hours in Las Vegas.

The Godfather star celebrated the milestone anniversary by taking 15 of his pals to Sin City nightspot The Bank, and knocked back potent shots while surrounded by a bevy of beauties, according to the New York Post's PageSix column.

And he caused such a stir while trying his luck in the casinos, extra security had to be drafted in to provide him with some privacy.

However, Caan's soon-to-be-ex-wife Linda ...
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Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film

February 23rd, 2010 3:00pm EST
Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film
Just last week the movie "Shutter Island," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in general theaters. Its first weekend was a success, and the film is about two U.S. marshals who come to investigate a special hospital for the criminally insane

when one of their patients go missing. One of the marshals, Teddy (DiCaprio) believes there are nefarious things going on at the hospital and seeks to get answers about possible Nazi human experimentation. This is hardly the first (nor the last) movie to take place at a mental institute or about people with mental...
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The Best Inspirational Sports Films

November 19th, 2009 8:54pm EST
Blind Side
Sports movies generally come in one of two flavors: comedic efforts featuring a ragtag group of players coming together to achieve success or dramatic situations revolving around a semi-tragic or extremely difficult obstacle that stands in the way of achieving success.

"The Blind Side," which opens Friday, definitely falls into the latter category.

Based on Michael Lewis' novel, the movie adaptation focuses in on one particular story in the book - the rise of Michael Oher, an offensive lineman who went from living on the streets to becoming a first-round draft pick in this year's NFL...
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'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' Isn't Deep, But It's Entertaining

September 16th, 2009 11:16am EDT
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
An animated film described as "a kids movie that the parents will enjoy" is becoming a bit of a hackneyed characterization. Really, what animated film in 2009 isn't described like that? And lately it's not even true. Are "Wall-E" and "Up" really kids films? Wouldn't it be better to describe those films as "parent films that kids will enjoy ?"

The underlying messages in recent Pixar films are too broad to ignore or simply write off as kid films. Is it even possible to have a children's film today without some deep-seated communiqué about saving the planet? Enter "Cloudy With a Chance of ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Informant,' 'Jennifer's Body' & More

September 14th, 2009 9:32am EDT
The Informant
Last week, the long weekend gave me a chance to see "District 9" in the movie theater. The film's science fiction elements took a back seat to its moral objective however, which was roughly to serve as an allegory for the Apartheid in South Africa.

Treatment of the aliens by humans, as a subhuman species really becomes emotionally jarring through the intense blood and gore that comprise the latter half of the movie. Audiences ultimately walk away from "District 9" disgusted by the inhumanity of the human race.

A nontraditional narrative, "District 9" is largely told through the use ...
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Film's Most Memorable Football Coaches

September 8th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Knute Rockne Win One for the Gipper
With football season right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at the way Hollywood has immortalized coaches over the years. While most football movies focus on the players, a few have turned their eyes to the men (and women) calling the shots, giving us several good and bad portrayals of coaches.

Tony D'Amato, "Any Given Sunday"

Oliver Stone's let's-throw-it-all-together-and-see-what-sticks football opus has its faults, but one of them is not Al Pacino's performance as the coach of the beleaguered Miami Sharks. Stone coaxes one of Pacino's last great efforts by allowing...
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When Good Movies Turn Bad: The Movie Version Of Jumping The Shark

August 13th, 2009 11:34am EDT
Funny People
Ordinarily, an article such as this warrants a spoiler alert, but since the only thing giving away plot details of the last hour of "Funny People" would spoil is a good nap, that disclaimer is null in this instance.

There's a moment in this film, about three-fifths of the way through it, when Adam Sandler's George Simmons calls Seth Rogen's Ira Wright (née Weiner), and tells him in a strange pirate voice that they're to set sail for San Francisco the next day to perform a comedy show. He then makes a funny phallus-related joke and the camera cuts away.

When Judd Apatow shot this scen...
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Best & Worst Stalker Movies

April 23rd, 2009 10:24am EDT
Obsessed
In 'Obsessed', Derek Charles (Idris Elba) sparks a relationship with his smoking hot new co-worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter). One little problem… Derek already put a ring on Sharon Charles (Beyonce). Crazy Lisa doesn't want to hear that though and continues her pursuit anyways. The unrelenting stalker character is a Hollywood staple, so will 'Obsessed' result in some good scares or unintentional laughs? Here's a look back at some of the best and worst stalker movies ever.

Best:

'Play Misty for Me' (1971) - Long before Jessica Walter made a career of playing boozing, acid tongued gr...
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The 2008 Movie Quiz

January 1st, 2009 1:00pm EST
Dark Knight
That was the year that was! A year of babies, blockbusters, Bond and Batman - but were you paying attention?

As the Tinseltown gossip merry-go-round prepares for its final spin of 2008, we thought we'd offer you a Christmas feast of posers from the year's big stars, films and events.

So, prop up a plastic palm tree, tell granny to take a break from the Botox and get ready for a little light-hearted befuddlement.

Eyes down...

1. What are the names of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's twin babies?

a. Emme and Max

b. Vivienne and Knox

c. Maddox and Shiloh

d. Bill an...
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The Five Most Underrated & Overrated Sports Movies

April 25th, 2008 8:36am EDT
Rocky III
Sports movies are often beloved but rarely good. It's hard to say why it is so difficult to make a great sports movie. It could be that there is far more drama in actually following sports than there is in watching a dramatized version on film. It could also be that it is so hard to make a sports movie that doesn't seem entirely unrealistic yet is filled with the appropriate amount of drama. Whatever the case, it's about as hard to make a great sports movie as it is to hit a Jake Peavy fastball.

Despite this, it seems more and more sports films are made each year, and even as the qu...
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15 Football Films Worth Watching

January 28th, 2008 12:14pm EST
We Are Marshall
This is a bittersweet time of year for all football fans - the season is over, and the Super Bowl peaks over the horizon. Then comes the pain of football withdrawal. What will we do on Sunday afternoons and Monday nights? We've compiled a list of movies that we hope will ease the misery.

Some football films have rousing, rough-and-tumble-scream-at-the-TV football action. This is the "Football Factor." They're just like watching a game with two great defenses. Others have an interesting football story. This is the "Heart Factor." Often there are a lot of both factors in each movie. Her...
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Fascinating Facts

May 10th, 2007 9:30pm EDT
James Caan
Actor James Caan will return for the first episode of the next season of TV show Las Vegas. The 67-year-old star recently announced his decision to quit the drama when the current fourth season ends, but he will now be back for the fifth.

In other Las Vegas news, Tom Selleck has confirmed he will fill the void left by Caan on the show - as a casino owner character.

Legendary actor Al Pacino will be honoured with the 35th American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Award in Hollywood on June 19.
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 26

March 26th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
Happy Birthday to "Pride & Prejudice" star Keira Knightley (1985), "Just Friends" star Amy Smart (1976), Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (1968), country star Kenny Chesney (1968), "Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey (1960), television host Leeza Gibbons (1957), "Jiminy Glick" actor Martin Short (1950), R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950), comedienne Vicki Lawrence (1949), Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (1948), Supreme Diana Ross (1944), "Las Vegas" star James Caan (1939), actor Alan Arkin (1934), "Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy (1931), "Cool Hand Luke" actor Strother Martin (1919; d...
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NBC Green Lights Fifth Season of 'Las Vegas'

February 28th, 2007 9:54am EST
James Caan stars in Las Vegas
NBC has renewed its veteran drama series Las Vegas (Fridays, 9-10 p.m. ET) for a fifth high-rolling season through 2007-08. "The cast and producers have consistently given us what we want from 'Las Vegas' - pure entertainment - and we're looking forward to another fun ride next season with the show," said by Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment.

From Gary Scott Thompson -- the writer of the hit film The Fast and the Furious -- "Las Vegas" is a fast-paced, sexy drama that follows an elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of one of "Sin City's" lar...
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'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' Stuns 'Gears of War' At Spike TV Video Game Awards 2006

December 12th, 2006 11:26am EST
Oblivion
In a result that will surely send fanboys into a rage, action-RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion beat out favorite Gears of War for Game of the Year at Spike TV Video Game Awards 2006. You can watch the star-studded event on Spike TV this Wednesday, December 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. List of nominees below, winners in bold:

GAME OF THE YEAR

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)

Okami (Capcom/Clover Studio)

Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

Guitar Hero 2 (Red Octane/Harmonix)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft)

CRITIC'S CHOICE

(game to be release...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 26

March 26th, 2006 3:00am EST
Keira Knightley
Happy Birthday to "Pride & Prejudice" star Keira Knightley (1985), "Just Friends" star Amy Smart (1976), Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (1968), country star Kenny Chesney (1968), "Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey (1960), television host Leeza Gibbons (1957), "Jiminy Glick" actor Martin Short (1950), R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950), comedienne Vicki Lawrence (1949), Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (1948), Supreme Diana Ross (1944), "Las Vegas" star James Caan (1939), actor Alan Arkin (1934), "Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy (1931), "Cool Hand Luke" actor Strother Martin (1919; d...
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