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11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day

March 16th, 2012 11:00am EDT
11 Alcoholic Movie Characters In Honor Of St. Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day is upon us and it's time to prepare to get wasted on the drunkest holiday of the year. But before you hit up the local bar or Irish pub on St. Patty's Day, learn some valuable lessons and mistakes from the following movie characters. From a college drunk in "Animal House" to a boozed up Santa Claus in"Bad Santa," here is a list of memorable drunk movie characters:

Mckenzie Brothers From Strange Brew (1983)

One of the funniest drunk films ever, the 1983 comedy "Strange Brew" stars SCTV's Mckenzie Brothers, played by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. The brothers are two g...
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Q&A: 'Grease' Director Randal Kleiser On Inspirations, His Films And 'Getting It Right'

December 6th, 2011 10:50am EST
Randal Kleiser
With a long list of notable films in one very thorough career, "Grease" Director Randal Kleiser is finally "Getting It Right." Meaning one of his most accomplished and personal favorite past films, the 1989’s dramatic comedy called "Getting It Right," is finally hitting DVD and is available now courtesy of the MGM Limited Edition Collection. The film stars Jesse Birdsall as 31-year-old West End hairdresser Gavin Lamb, a painfully shy guy who’s still a virgin and lives with his parents to boot. But with the help of three very different but equally memorable ladies – a magnetic millionaire...
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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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Jennifer Lopez & 'Spaceballs' Leader Dark Helmet - See The Resemblance?

June 16th, 2010 6:08pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez could have stepped right out of "Spaceballs" in the white gown she wore to Samsung's 9th Annual Four Seasons of Hope Gala in New York City yesterday. The cut-out bodice looked slightly sci fi inspired.

Earlier this week Jennifer and her husband Marc Anthony took part in the Puerto Rican Day parade in the city but were forced to ride in a golf cart after their convertible car broke down.

Rafael Dominguez, one of the parade's board of directors, told the New York Post, "Marc and Jennifer were not fazed at all. What was so funny was how Marc handled it and how easily he drove ...
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Spotlight On Movies That Became Musicals

August 28th, 2008 10:30am EDT
The Little Mermaid
Fans of movie musicals know that most of their favorites, like "Grease," "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music," and "Oklahoma!" were adapted from popular Broadway plays. However, the trend in recent years has been to flip that formula around by taking a big-screen hit and trying to turn it into a small-stage sensation.

Disney has had great success with its theatrical adaptations, starting in 1994 with the critically-acclaimed "Beauty and the Beast." The hits kept coming with stage productions of "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins," and, most recently, "The Little Mermaid."

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Summer TV Preview: Forget the Beach, Cable Is The Place To Be

May 30th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Law and Order CI
While the cable networks still lag far behind the broadcast networks in the ratings department (well, four of them anyway), they have made great strides in terms of matching, and often times exceeding, the big dogs when it comes to quality original programming.

At no time of the year is this trend more evident than in the summer. While the broadcast networks are unsurprisingly going with a bevy of unscripted fare (including entirely too many reality competition shows), the cable networks are once again proving to be the place to turn for quality, original, SCRIPTED programming.

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What Happens In Vegas...5 Worst Films That Take Place in Sin City

May 7th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Showgirls
This Friday a new comedy about drunken debauchery leading to detrimental decisions in Las Vegas opens, starring none other than the poster children for bad decisions (at least where picking scripts is concerned), Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. What Happens in Vegas... is the story of a man and a woman who visit Vegas to drink and gamble away different troubles but find themselves married overnight. A quickie divorce would follow, but Kutcher wins big on a slot machine, and Diaz decides, as his wife, she's entitled to half. Crazy scenarios ensue.

"What Happens in Vegas" is n...
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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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Celebrity Birthdays, April 18

April 18th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Maria Bello
Happy Birthday To "Arrested Development" actress Alia Shawkat (1989), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (1976), "A History of Violence" actress Maria Bello (1967), late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963), "Will & Grace" actor Eric McCormack (1963), "Frasier" actress Jane Leeves (1961), "Less Than Perfect" star Eric Roberts (1956), "Strange Brew" actor Rick Moranis (1956), prolific actor James Woods (1947), bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and "Fantasia" conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882; d. 1977).
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 18

April 18th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Maria Bello
Happy Birthday To "Arrested Development" actress Alia Shawkat (1989), "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch" actress Melissa Joan Hart (1976), "A History of Violence" actress Maria Bello (1967), late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien (1963), "Will & Grace" actor Eric McCormack (1963), "Frasier" actress Jane Leeves (1961), "Less Than Perfect" star Eric Roberts (1956), "Strange Brew" actor Rick Moranis (1956), prolific actor James Woods (1947), bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, and "Fantasia" conductor Leopold Stokowski (1882; d. 1977).
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Ben Stiller in 'Ghostbusters' Sequel?

November 8th, 2005 9:16am EST
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller is being lined up to star in a new Ghostbusters movie. The comic actor is wanted by movie bosses to appear in the long-awaited third installment of the popular '80s series by the film's director Harold Ramis.

Ramis admits he is keen for Stiller to join Dan Aykroyd and Rick Moranis, who both starred in the original movies opposite Bill Murray, in the sequel "Ghostbusters In Hell" because he is a "huge fan" of his work. Aykroyd is also writing the script for the film which will see the paranormal investigators transported to a parallel dimension from New York.

Ramis rev...
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