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11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production

April 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
11 Stars Who Passed Away Mid-Production
The death of a favorite actor or actress usually brings about feelings of sentiment and regret. Sentiment over the enjoyment of the deceased actors body of work and regret that they will no longer be gracing moviegoers with their talent. But when stars die during the production of a movie, death brings with it an entirely new set of problems. Would and should the picture be released to the public? How to handle the endless questions about a deceased star while keeping your film's integrity intact?

These famous faces tragically did not see their last works to completion. Some never made it ...
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Check Out 'Planes, Trains, And Automobiles,' 'Naked Gun' & 'Airplane!' On Blu-ray Sept. 25

September 24th, 2011 7:00am EDT
The Naked Gun
"Planes, Trains And Automobiles," "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad" make their Blu-ray debut exclusively at Best Buy on September 25 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

Written and directed by John Hughes, the hilarious classic "Planes, Trains And Automobiles" stars Steve Martin and John Candy as a businessman and traveling salesman forced together by circumstance as they try to get home in time for Thanksgiving.

The Blu-ray features a brand new, in-depth retrospective on John Hughes’ career that includes new interviews and explores his indelible impact as...
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Radical Retro Movie Review: ‘Stripes’ Celebrates 30 Years Of Laughs

June 26th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Stripes Turns 30
Try to imagine your worst day in recent memory. Really picture it. Get that horrific experience fresh in your mind. Does it compare to losing your job, your car, your significant other, and your pizza all in the same day? Chances are, probably not.

All these calamities pile up for John Winger (Bill Murray) in director Ivan Reitman’s comedy “Stripes,” which turns 30 years old today. Out of everything, what stings the most for John, are his girlfriend’s words when she dumps him, “You’re going nowhere John, and it’s just not that cute anymore…” John attempts to use humor to save face ...
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Great Road Trip Movies You Need To See

November 8th, 2010 12:00pm EST
Due Date
Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis make a quirky pair as they team up in Todd Philip’s newest comedy, Due Date, respectfully came in second to Megamind at the box office over the weekend, grossing 33.5 million. With Todd’s writing skills, R.D.J’s incredible acting and Zach’s off-the-wall humor, we recommend you work this movie into your plans. After viewing an early screening and a special Q&A with the writers, Alan Cohen, Alan Freedman and Adam Sztykiel we were inspired to dig a little deeper into the ever exciting road trip genre. So grab your trail mix, Road Bingo game and headphone...
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31 Days Of Horror: "Little Shop of Horrors" Double Feature

October 13th, 2010 3:24pm EDT
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Continuing on with a similar theme from Monday is a Little Shop of Horrors double bill, first with the 1960 low-budget original, directed by a hesitant Roger Corman, followed by the 1986 film adaptation of the Alan Menken and Howard Ashman penned Off-Broadway musical. Both are funny, neither is particularly horrific, and while one has a very young Jack Nicholson, the other has Bill Murray—so it’s a bit of a toss-up as to which is the better killer plant movie.

By the late 50s Roger Corman had already hit his monster movie stride, churning out an unbelievable number of B-movies for paltry s...
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Best And Worst Winter Olympic Movies

February 12th, 2010 10:26am EST
Best And Worst Winter Olympic Movies
The Winter Olympics start this week, and though some people see this as an opportunity to celebrate global harmony through sport, others see it as a reason to compile a list of movies. Some of these are masterpieces, and some are abominations, but they all have one thing in common: They are all better than the biathlon. So here they are, from best to worst:

Miracle (2004)

Director: Gavin O'Connor

Starring: Kurt Russell, Patrick O'Brien Demsey

When a movie is based on true events, it often means that those events have been long-forgotten or ignored. Not so with Miracle, which is a...
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30 Days Of Christmas: Week One

November 30th, 2009 1:55pm EST
Home Alone
One holiday. One month. One woman. Thirty individual movies. Readers, ready? Go!

Day One: Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2009 - Home Alone

When I was a kid, the magic of "Home Alone" was in what Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) was able to accomplish on his own. I was younger than his character when the film was first released, and watching him rig his house full of booby traps to catch the bad guys was almost inspirational. I found myself digging through my Playskool toy bins after returning home from the theater to see if I, too, could pull something like that off if situation cal...
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Devin Ratray Talks 'Surrogates,' 'Home Alone' & Why He's More Brad Pitt Than John Candy

September 24th, 2009 11:15am EDT
Surrogates
Devin Ratray is the man who most would recognize as being Buzz from Home Alone. Nearly 20 years post Home Alone fever we find Devin is a humble and funny man who is on top of his game co-starring in the thrilling new Bruce Willis film 'Surrogates' which hits theaters on September 25th.

Eric Stromsvold: Can you tell us about Surrogates?

Devin Ratray: Yes indeed. It's more than just a Sci-Fi thriller; it's really an exploration into human behavior and what keeps us human and what separates us from being apathetic mindless robots.

We've implemented robots in a modern day world to l...
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Our Favorite Canadian Actors

July 3rd, 2008 9:47am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Given that the United States and Canada closely share days of pride in their country on the calendar, it seemed only logical to single out the many wonderful people that our neighbors to the north have proudly shared for all to enjoy. Following are some of the many comedic, talented, and gorgeous celebrity men and women that call Canada "home."

THE GENTLEMAN

Dan Aykroyd

Born in Ottawa, Ontario on July 1 (Canada Day!), Aykroyd's face has been seen on many a movie screen. He started his comedy with Second City Stage Troupe in Toronto and moved on to pursue an acting caree...
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'Jericho' Series Finale: Second Time The Charm?

March 26th, 2008 9:04am EDT
Jericho
With "Jericho's" second (and likely final) cancellation announced late last week, this week's season finale has suddenly become a series finale. Thankfully for "Jericho" diehards (and CBS execs certainly know that they are out there), The Powers That Be foresaw this turn of events and filmed two endings for the episode - a cliffhanger and a conclusion. Since the show was cancelled, we received the latter. The only question is - does it satisfy?

The Final Beginning

On to the episode. Jake (Skeet Ulrich) and Hawkins (Lennie James) prepare to journey to Cheyenne in order to reacq...
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'Best Of The Little Guy' Sports Movies

February 11th, 2008 5:20pm EST
Little Giants
One week later, I'm still walking in circles around my house: pinching myself, reading newspaper articles, Tivoing ESPN, and gazing up at pictures of David Tyree. I just can't believe it. The New York Giants, my team, my sloppy, win ugly, stab me in the heart again and again until I'm either screaming or crying or laughing like a crazy person Giants have done the impossible-- they defeated the big, bad, *perfect* New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

It's like something out of a movie. Inspirational. Against all odds. Team victory. In my mind, it's already the greatest sports movi...
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Spooky Celebrity Birthdays, October 31

October 31st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Beastie Boys
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936), former CBS anchorman Dan Rather (1931), German photographer Helmut Newton, actr...
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Spooky Celebrity Birthdays, October 31

October 31st, 2006 3:00am EST
Ice Ice Baby
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936), former CBS anchorman Dan Rather (1931), German photographer Helmut Newton, actr...
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Celebrity Halloween Birthdays, Oct. 31

October 31st, 2005 3:00am EST
Ice Ice Baby
A Happy Spooky Halloween Birthday to Coyote Ugly actress Piper Perabo (1977), 80s rap icon Vanilla Ice (1968), Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz a.k.a. the "King Ad-Rock" (1966), The Hot Chick Rob Schneider (1963), The Family Stone star Dermot Mulroney, baseball player Fred 'Crime Dog' McGriff (1963), U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr. (1961), Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson (1961), comedian John Candy (1950), Days of Our Lives mainstay Deidre Hall (1947), Irish thespian Stephen Rea (1946), Saturday Night Live alum Brian Doyle-Murray (1945), Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon (1936),...
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