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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Killer'

5/20/2016 12:10pm EDT
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We’re keeping the five-star foreign factor going with another must-see gem one critic proclaimed ‘guaranteed to tingle the most jaded moviegoers palate’ (good quote Joe Leydon of the Houston Post!) – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! We’re diving headfirst with two guns drawn into a masterpiece so mesmerizing, so unique and so utterly breathtaking that it literally inspired waves of action films that followed. It took all the typical tropes audiences associated with guns and ammo and infused it with a signature style and one hundred percent pure adrenaline for a cinematic experience that...
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Actress Sued For Staring Too Hard?

6/10/2015 5:10pm EDT
Zhao Wei Sued For Staring: Lawsuit Claims Chinese Actress's Inte
Chinese actress Zhao Wei (also known as Vicki Zhao) is being sued for staring at someone through a TV screen. According to The Associated Press, the lawsuit claims that Zhao's character on the Chinese TV series "Tiger Mom" stares too intently at the viewer. Apparently, those stares have caused "spiritual damage" to a Shanghai man, so now he's suing her.

The lawsuit is completely insane, but due to a new change in the Chinese court system, it's also very possible. The change (which occurred on May 1) makes it easier for people to file frivolous lawsuits, and more difficult for the courts to...
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Top 10 Body Swap Movies

8/5/2011 8:33am EDT
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This weekend, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will add their names to the long and distinguished list of actors who have tackled the “body swap” movie. In “The Change-Up,” Bateman and Reynolds play friends with drastically different lifestyles: Bateman is the devoted husband and father, Reynolds is the philandering playboy. After a night of drinking, the two wake up in each other’s bodies, something neither of them really wanted.

Body swap movies have been around for a long time and are usually quite entertaining, if formulaic and predictable. Here’s our list of the Top Ten Body Swap Movi...
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John Woo Honored In Venice

9/4/2010 5:00pm EDT
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Moviemaker John Woo has picked up his second major film honor of the summer - the director was awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival in Italy on Friday.

Woo, famous for his blockbuster actions films, was honored in his native Hong Kong for his contribution to the movie industry there in July. The Face/Off director received the Silver Bauhinia Star in recognition of his efforts to boost Chinese cinema.

Accepting his latest award on Friday, he revealed he's planning to make an even bigger impact on the international movie scene: "I would like to be a b...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 1

5/1/2009 3:00am EDT
Tim McGraw
Happy Birthday to "Rushmore" director Wes Anderson (1969), Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzky (1968), country superstar Tim McGraw (1967), "The Passion of the Christ" actress Maia Morgenstern (1962), "Ghostbusters" singer Ray Parker Jr. (1954), "Law & Order SVU" actor Dann Florek (1950), action director John Woo (1946), "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Joanna Lumley (1946), singer Rita Coolidge (1945), folk singer Judy Collins (1939), "War of the Worlds" (2005) actress Ann Robinson (1935), "Superman The Movie" actor Glenn Ford (1916), God Bless America singer Kate Smith (1909; d. 1986), ...
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Is Nicolas Cage Washed Up or Just Making Bad Decisions?

9/5/2008 10:40am EDT
The Wicker Man
In 1996 Nicolas Cage stood on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and accepted his first, and currently only, Oscar for his tour de force performance in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. This past year, while starring in Neil LaBute's ill-fated remake of the British horror classic The Wicker Man, Cage, donning a grizzly bear costume, punched a woman in the face.

There are two sides to Nicolas Cage-the go-to superstar with the droopy eyes and smug demeanor and Cage the talented, easily forgotten actor. Unfortunately the latter, Academy Award winning Cage persona is a distant memory a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 1

5/1/2008 3:00am EDT
Tim McGraw
Happy Birthday to "Rushmore" director Wes Anderson (1969), Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'arcy Wretzky (1968), country superstar Tim McGraw (1967), "The Passion of the Christ" actress Maia Morgenstern (1962), "Ghostbusters" singer Ray Parker Jr. (1954), "Law & Order SVU" actor Dann Florek (1950), action director John Woo (1946), "Absolutely Fabulous" actress Joanna Lumley (1946), singer Rita Coolidge (1945), folk singer Judy Collins (1939), "War of the Worlds" (2005) actress Ann Robinson (1935), "Superman The Movie" actor Glenn Ford (1916), God Bless America singer Kate Smith (1909; d. 1986), ...
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Celebrate Legendary Film-Maker John Woo's Early Work With 'Last Hurrah For Chivalry'; And His Definitive Hong Kong Masterpiece, 'Hard Boiled'

7/16/2007 7:00pm EDT
Hard Boiled
SANTA MONICA, CA - Revered by action connoisseurs the world over as one of the genre's quintessential artists, director John Woo (Face/Off, The Killer, M:I-2) elevated violence to an art form with masterful choreography and complex, multi-faceted anti-heroes.

On July 24, two of his legendary action classics - Hard Boiled and Last Hurrah For Chivalry - debut on DVD from The Weinstein Company and Genius Products under the revered Dragon Dynasty banner.

Famous for extraordinary action in legendary sequences such as the opening tea-house bust and the explosive warehouse betrayal, ...
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