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Best Film & TV About Alien Invasions

8/17/2009 2:39pm EDT
For centuries human beings have considered the world beyond Earth and wondered if there was life outside of what we know. There have been essays, books, movies, television, and plenty of conspiracy theories about the existence of aliens or extraterrestrial life.

In the past 50 years or so pop culture has been fascinated by this idea and what would happen if the alien nation found its way to our Earth. Would they be like Star Trek, some hostile and some friendly to humankind? Or would they be like Aliens and plan to tear the flesh off our bones?

With ABC bringing back a TV series abo...

Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

6/8/2009 9:40am EDT
Mary Poppins
In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.


Movies With Best Ensemble Casts

2/9/2009 5:13pm EST
Sometimes a single actor makes a film, and sometimes too many egos don't fit on the same screen, but when you find a group of talented actors who manage to make it look like they're having the time of their lives, then the audience wants to be a part of the magic. Chemistry can't be faked. Whether He's Just Not That Into You, starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Connolly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bradley Cooper, and Scarlett Johansson will be one of those remarkable collaborations remains to be seen. In the meantime, here's a little taste...

Event Coverage Of The Los Angeles 'X-Files' Charity Screening

12/10/2008 10:14am EST
Frank Spotnitz
On a sunny and warm December Saturday in Los Angeles, dozens of X-Files fans from all around the world gathered at the Regency Fairfax Theatre for a charity screening of both films and Q&A with writer/producer Frank Spotnitz. The event was put together completely by four very special Los Angeles fans-- Patricia Steffy, Caleigh Scott, Liz Rodriguez, and Karen Mendez-- who worked for weeks to make sure everything went off without a hitch... and then they donated one hundred percent of the proceeds to Neurofibromatosis, Inc-- not bad for people who actually have day jobs! In fact, their genero...

Thanks To A Few Special X-Files Fans, We Can All Believe

11/25/2008 12:41pm EST
Two Saturdays from today, in a small theater in Los Angeles, dozens and dozens of fans of The X-Files (or simply, X-Philes, if you will) will turn out for a charity screening of the two feature films and a Q&A with writer Frank Spotnitz and director Rob Bowman, moderated by TV Guide's Erin Fox. It is the first time in ten years that the original theatrical release (Fight The Future) is being shown on the big screen, which means some of the younger fans will be seeing it in all of its true film glory for the first time. Event organizers Patricia Steffy, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Caileigh Scott, ...

'The X-Files: I Want To Believe'; On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 2

11/13/2008 7:00pm EST
The X-Files: I Want To Believe
The truth is finally out there on DVD and Blu-ray! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents The X-Files: I Want To Believe, a gripping feature film based on the global phenomenon that descends onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) on December 2nd.

Marking the Studio's first foray into BD-Live, The X-Files: I Want To Believe BD release takes full advantage of the high-def format's "web-enhanced" functionality with exclusive features, games, additional content and connectivity to other BD-Live users and X-Files fans nationwide. "The X-Files Dossier" allows BD-Live connected users to c...

Interview: British Cult Star Simon Pegg is Fish Out of Water in 'How to Lose Friends & Alienate People'

10/3/2008 11:24am EDT
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
(HollywoodChicago) – Simon Pegg (the British cult hero of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”) was welcomed to a Chicago hotel where his press event was taking place with personalized water bottles that sported his face.

The star of the new film “How to Lose Friends & Alienate People” cradled the customized gift as if it were an Oscar trophy. He delightedly mocked the honor. It is good to be the king. interviewed him from there in a free-wheeling forum about his rise to stardom, his coming to America and why everyone wants to join the Simon Pegg cult.


Early Oscar Predictions

9/12/2008 10:29am EDT
The Dark Knight
With today's release of the Coen Brothers' "Burn After Reading" we can officially declare Oscar season open.

The movie has everything that Oscar loves: big stars who are actually good actors (three of them Oscar winners), an Oscar pedigree team behind the scenes, and a release in the fall. While this broad comedy may not exactly be Oscar bait, it does serve as a good line of demarcation between films released purely for profit and those released to win awards (and mostly to make money).

Even though a large majority of awards contenders are released in the fall, there are always a...

Underrated & Overrated Returning TV Shows

9/5/2008 9:45am EDT
After a long and painful summer that saw only a handful of new scripted series due to the writers' strike, the fall TV season is finally here. Hallelujah.

In the coming weeks more than 50 scripted programs will return to the network and cable and airwaves with each making millions of people happy to once again hang out with their old friends. Sports fans always talk about the mythical quality of opening day in football, baseball or basketball. For TV fanatics, being able to watch the shows they love once again carries the same weight.

Still, some people are just plain wrong. S...

Biggest Box Office Flops

8/5/2008 9:26am EDT
Cutthroat Island
Movies tank all of the time. Just last weekend the new X-Files movie only managed to make a few dozen live chickens at the box office. Still that's not too bad, not really. Gillian Anderson might have some trouble getting work, but she's probably happy knowing that people still recognize her name. Some movies get a lot of press for their poor performances. Sure, Jessica Simpson's "Blonde Ambition" made about what The Dark Knight makes in an hour-but even that stinker wasn't a huge loss, not really. A genuine box office disaster is something special. The Anti-Dark Knight. Movies that bombard...

Summer Movie Preview: Indy Returns, The Joker Wreaks Havoc On Gotham City & More

4/14/2008 10:25am EDT
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The spring movie season had a few hits (21, Horton Hears A Who) and some unfortunate misses (Shutter, 10,000 B.C.). Thankfully, we have warm weather and great movies to look forward to in the upcoming months. Here's a sneak peak at some of the films that will be hitting theaters this summer:

Iron Man

Release Date: May 2

"Iron Man" is an action-packed take on the tale of wealthy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who develops an invulnerable robotic suit to fight the throes of evil.

Also opening May 2: Made of Honor

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspia...

8 Sexy Redheads Who Leave Us Hot & Bothered

3/28/2008 12:00pm EDT
Amy Adams
Despite recent rumors that redheads are going extinct, they're here to stay. According to new research from Germany, they also have more sex than their blonde and brunette counterparts. Who needs blondes and brunettes when we have redheads to help us start a fire? Here are a few who leave us feeling all hot and bothered:

The Veterans: Seasoned redheaded beauties who've paved the way. "Veteran" is in no way a negative term here, it's an accolade. We're paying homage.

Marcia Cross

Age: 46

Notable Work: "Desperate Housewives," "Everwood," "Seinfeld," "Melrose Place," "K...

In The End: Worst Series Finales

2/21/2008 1:11pm EST
The series finale. There is nothing quite like it in television. It is perfectly normal, of course, to expect something magical when you are watching your favorite series come to an end. Still, at the end of the day it is what happens in between the pilot and the finale, and not the finale itself that should matter.

That being said, it's still fun to champion some finales and ridicule others. Here are some of the worst:

Roseanne (1988-1997)

The whole final season of this groundbreaking series was dreadful from soup to nuts. The beautiful work of the first eight years wa...

Comic-To-Film Dream Casts: Miley Cyrus As Spider-Girl & More

1/14/2008 10:17am EST
Miley Cyrus
Comic book movies have steadily crept into mainstream media, and with the addition of some extremely popular fantasy-based television shows like "Lost" and "Heroes," the strange and unfamiliar are becoming more widely accepted.

I've been a long-time fan of comics, mini-series and graphic novels, and seeing some of my favorite characters live on the big screen can be both exhilarating and horrifying. It is just a matter of time before most of them are made into movies, and because of this I put forth a modest proposal for a few dream casting and origin/first movie plot choices. In some...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 9

8/9/2007 3:00am EDT
Rhona Mitra
Happy Birthday to "The Da Vinci Code" actress Audrey Tautou (1978), The Number 23 actress Rhona Mitra (1976), "The Practice" actress Jessica Capshaw (1976), Colombian singer Juanes (1972), Carolina Hurricane Rod Brind'Amour (1970), "Munich" actor Eric Bana (1968), "X-Files" actress Gillian Anderson (1968), football and baseball star Deion Sanders (1967), Canadian hockey star Brett Hull (1964), notorious singer/actress Whitney Houston (1963), Movie/TV actress Melanie Griffith (1957), actor Sam Elliott (1944), baseball player Tommie Agee (1942; d. 2001), and "Jaws" actor Robert Shaw (1927; d....

Mom Survey Says Britney Spears Is 'Most Over Exposed,' Jada Pinkett-Smith Is 'Most Fashionable'

2/8/2007 10:56am EST
Jada Pinkett Smith
It’s awards season in Hollywood, and while film critics everywhere debate the merits of leadings actors, another set of critics has made some judgments of their own. With working moms taking center stage in the world of hot young celebrities, Working Mother magazine decided it was time to ask the experts—the working mothers of America—to weigh in with their votes on Tinseltown’s hottest actress mothers.

“We here at Working Mother are delighted to celebrate all of Hollywood’s working mothers,” said Editor-in-Chief Suzanne Riss. “These women are such an inspiration to all of us, and t...

'Babel,' 'Dreamgirls,' 'Ugly Betty' & 'Grey's Anatomy' Win Big at Golden Globe Awards

1/16/2007 8:24am EST
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the winners of the 64th Golden Globe awards. Babel took home the award for best drama, while Dreamgirls won best comedy/musical. The night's big TV winners were Grey's Anatomy (best drama series) and Ugly Betty (best musical or comedy series). See full list of winners:




The Departed

Little Children

The Queen


Penélope Cruz -- Volver

Judi Dench -- Notes On A Scandal

Maggie Gyllenhaal -- S...

'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Weeds' Receive 4 Golden Globe Nods; Several New Series Also Get Nominations

12/14/2006 11:06am EST
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association just announced the nominations for the 64th Golden Globe awards. Strong contenders this year include Weeds and Grey's Anatomy, which each garnered four nominations. Full list of TV nominees follows:



Big Love

Grey’s Anatomy




Patricia Arquette -- Medium

Edie Falco -- The Sopranos

Evangeline Lilly -- Lost

Ellen Pompeo -- Grey’s Anatomy

Kyra Sedgwick -- The Closer

BEST ...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 9

8/9/2006 3:00am EDT
Gillian Anderson
Happy Birthday to "The Da Vinci Code" actress Audrey Tautou (1978), English actress Rhona Mitra (1976), "The Practice" actress Jessica Capshaw (1976), Colombian singer Juanes (1972), Carolina Hurricane Rod Brind'Amour (1970), "Munich" actor Eric Bana (1968), "X-Files" actress Gillian Anderson (1968), football and baseball star Deion Sanders (1967), Canadian hockey star Brett Hull (1964), notorious singer/actress Whitney Houston (1963), Movie/TV actress Melanie Griffith (1957), actor Sam Elliott (1944), baseball player Tommie Agee (1942; d. 2001), and "Jaws" actor Robert Shaw (1927; d. 1978)...

Gillian Anderson Divorces After Two Years

4/24/2006 9:39am EDT
Gillian Anderson
Former X Files star Gillian Anderson is getting divorced. The actress - who is best known for playing Agent Dana Scully in the cult TV show - and photojournalist and filmmaker Julian Ozanne have called time on their marriage after less than two years.

A statement from the pair's solicitors, Schillings, said: "Gillian Anderson and her husband Julian Ozanne are saddened to announce that their marriage is at an end and they are in the process of separating.

"At this difficult time they request that their privacy is respected. There will be no further comment." The couple have been li...

Gillian Anderson To Go Topless In Next Film

3/26/2006 1:44pm EST
Former 'X Files' star Gillian Anderson is set to go topless on the big screen. The beautiful red-head will bare her breasts in new British revenge thriller, 'Straightheads'.

An insider said: "There are two sex scenes. one more graphic than the other. There's quite a bit of sick violence thrown in as well." The film - about a middle-class couple who go on a violent spree after being attacked in a country lane - is due out in the UK later this year.

Meanwhile, Anderson admits she has struggled to secure new acting roles since leaving Hollywood for the UK. The actress admits she was ...