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With SyFy Marathon Ahead, Here Are The 10 Best 'Twilight Zone' Episodes

June 30th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
The Twilight Zone
SyFy’s "Twilight Zone" marathon kicks off over the July 4th weekend. Some of you may have missed it last year; it played on New Year’s but took a breather over Independence Day, but now it’s back. It airs all day July 3 and July 4. Check out the schedules for those days here and here.

It seems appropriate to think of the best episodes of this iconic series. For hardcore fans, this can be controversial, because there are so many awesome segments to choose from. Let me just say that these are my favorites, and if yours doesn’t make the list, I apologize and I understand. Stay tuned for...
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'The Firm' Makes Its Debut On Blu-ray May 29

May 28th, 2011 7:21am EDT
The Firm
In "The Firm," based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham, Mitch McDeer (Tom Cruise) is a young man from a poor Southern family who has struggled through Harvard Law School to graduate fifth in his class. Mitch is entertaining offers from major firms in New York and Chicago, but when Memphis-based Bendini, Lambert, & Locke offer him a 20 percent higher salary than the best offer he's received, in addition to an enticing variety of perks and fringe benefits, he decides to sign on and remain in the South.

Mitch's wife, Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorn), warns him that the deal sounds almost to...
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Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...
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Slideshow: Notable Celebrity Deaths Of 2008

January 1st, 2009 6:47am EST
George Carlin
In 2008 the United States dealt with a recession, a new President elect, and the passing of many great celebrities. Let's take a moment to remember these noted actors, comedians and musicians...

JANUARY 2008

Heath Ledger

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Suzanne Pleshette

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FEBRUARY 2008

Roy Scheider

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MARCH 2008

Anthony Minghella

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The Most Underrated & Overrated Woody Allen Films

August 29th, 2008 11:58am EDT
Woody Allen
This month, Woody Allen returned with his best film in years. The mesmerizing love triangle that is "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" takes Allen back to his world of thematic comedies of love that he first cultivated in the mid-70s. It has all the classic Allen touches like his stylized adult dialogue and self-examining humor.

It's a pleasure to see the Woodman operating again at full form after a decade filled with "Scoop", "Hollywood Ending" and films of that nature. This return to brilliance can't help but make a fan re-explore Allen's films of year's past.

When doing so, you're ce...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 1

July 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Happy Birthday to "One Tree Hill" actress Hilarie Burton (1982), "Lord of the Rings" actress Liv Tyler (1977), Dutch footballer Ruud Van Nistelrooy (1976), musician Sufjan Stevens (1975), "Antitrust" actress Claire Forlani (1972), hip-hop singer Missy Elliott (1971), "Ally McBeal" actress Julianne Nicholson (1971), ultimate "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson (1967), Canadian singer Michelle Wright (1961), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961; d. 1997), singer Evelyn King (1960), comedic actor Dan Aykroyd (1952), B-52s singer Fred Schneider (1951), Blondie singer Deborah Harry (1945), actress Karen B...
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Morgan Freeman To Host AFI's '100 Years ... 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition'

May 30th, 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...
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Scorsese Begins Effort To Restore Films From Around The World

May 22nd, 2007 2:32pm EDT
Martin Scorsese
CANNES, France (AP) - Martin Scorsese wants to save the world cinema. The Academy Award-winning director said Tuesday it was a ''dream come true'' to launch his international project at the Cannes Film Festival, where his ''Taxi Driver'' won the top prize in 1976.

He's backed by an advisory board of prominent directors, including Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro (''Pan's Labyrinth'') and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (''Babel''); China's Wong Kar-wai (''In the Mood For Love'') and Britain's Stephen Frears (''The Queen.'')

The idea stemmed from the work of The Film Foundation in the Unite...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 1

July 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Happy Birthday to "One Tree Hill" actress Hilarie Burton (1982), "Lord of the Rings" actress Liv Tyler (1977), Dutch footballer Ruud Van Nistelrooy (1976), musician Sufjan Stevens (1975), "Antitrust" actress Claire Forlani (1972), hip-hop singer Missy Elliott (1971), "Ally McBeal" actress Julianne Nicholson (1971), ultimate "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson (1967), Canadian singer Michelle Wright (1961), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961; d. 1997), singer Evelyn King (1960), comedic actor Dan Aykroyd (1952), B-52s singer Fred Schneider (1951), Blondie singer Deborah Harry (1945), actress Karen B...
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Sydney Pollack To Be Honored With Prestigious Award

December 12th, 2005 2:30pm EST
Sydney Pollack
Sydney Pollack will receive the 2006 American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Board of Governors Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made significant and enduring contributions to advancing the art of filmmaking. He will be feted during the 20th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony on February 26, 2006, at the Century Plaza Hotel.

Pollack's films have earned 46 Oscar nominations. He received Oscars for both directing and producing Out of Africa, and other nominations for directing Tootsie and They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Pollack also earned ...
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