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10 Classic 70's Films That All Millennials Should See

August 2nd, 2014 11:00am EDT
10 Classic 70's Films That All Millennials Should See
The 1970s may seem like a lifetime ago but as millennials enter college and the workforce they should look to find conversation topics with professors and employers who entered their formative years during that decade. These ten films are not only some of the best of that decade but also innovative movies that jumpstarted entire genres. They are referenced often and contain some of the best quotes and plotlines in cinematic history. For millennials to be cultured and keep up a conversation with the prior generation, they need to see these ten movies.

10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind ...
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The Greatest Movies From The 70s

April 1st, 2014 8:00am EDT
The Greatest Movies From The 70s
The 1970s. The era of disco, bell bottom jeans, and phenomenal moviemaking. Hollywood’s golden age surged in the seventies, a time where gifted filmmakers carved their niche in the studio system and created films unlike anything seen before. From maverick moviemakers who created their penultimate masterpieces to the birth of the modern Hollywood blockbuster amongst a sea of commercial duds, the seventies were one of the hottest times in filmmaking even in the wake of the Cold War. Without further ado, here are the best movies of the 1970’s.

"The Godfather: Parts I and II" (1972 and 1974)
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Comedy Legend Harold Ramis Dies At 69

February 24th, 2014 1:03pm EST
Harold Ramis
Comedy director, writer and actor Harold Ramis passed away early Monday morning from complications of vasculitis, which he had been suffering from since 2010. Ramis suffered from a rare form of the autoimmune disorder that causes the blood vessels to swell.

The actor, best known for playing paranormal doctor Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters, died at 12:53 a.m. and was surrounded by his family. He was 69.

The actor's wife, Erica Mann Ramis, told the Chicago Tribune that his condition became serious in May 2010, when an infection led to complications resulting in his having to learn how to wal...
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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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Barenaked Ladies To Give 'Animal House' New Music

March 5th, 2012 9:12pm EST
Barenaked Ladies
Canadian hitmakers Barenaked Ladies have signed on to provide the original score for a new Animal House musical.

theater mogul Matty Simmons has announced plans to stage John Landis' cult 1978 comedy National Lampoon's Animal House, which starred the late John Belushi and Kevin Bacon.

The screenplay has been adapted by Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller and Harold Ramis - based on Miller's experiences as a student at the prestigious Dartmouth College in New Hampshire.
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Q&A: John Landis Talks 'Three Amigos!' Turning 25, And Gives Insight On Other Classics

November 22nd, 2011 2:30pm EST
Three Amigos
In the 1986 comedy “Three Amigos!” Steve Martin quips, “You dirt-eating piece of slime! You scum-sucking pig! You son of a motherless goat!” Every time you hear the insult, it’s almost impossible not to laugh with Martin’s matter-of-fact delivery. What makes the statement even more comical though, is that Martin’s character has no idea he’s pissing off, a bad guy, who’s ready to shoot him for the outrage.

“Three Amigos!” tells the story of three unemployed actors (Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short) who mistakenly travel to a Mexican village for a celebrity appearance. This is n...
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Denise Richards Is 'Inappropriate'

October 20th, 2010 11:10pm EDT
Denise Richards
Former Bond girl Denise Richards has joined the cast of risque TV comedy "Blue Mountain State" for the raunchy series' second season.

The actress will play the sex-mad ex-wife of a football coach who seduces quarterback Alex Moran (Darin Brooks) on the "Animal House"-inspired show set on the campus of fictional Blue Mountain State college.

Her ex on the show is played by former "Hill Street Blues" regular Ed Marinaro, a former running back for the Minnesota Vikings.

Richards tells the USA Today newspaper, "It's a fun, over-the-top show. I enjoyed pushing the envelope, being a little inap...
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Taking You Back To 'Year One': A Spotlight On Harold Ramis

June 19th, 2009 10:10am EDT
Harold Ramis
You probably know him best as the deadpan Dr. Egon Spengler, a collector of spores, molds, and fungus, but relatively few know Harold Ramis for what he does best: writing and directing.

With his latest directorial effort, the stone-age comedy "Year One" coming out today, I felt it was appropriate to pay tribute a man who has been working behind the scenes on some of the best comedies of the past 30 years.

Harold Ramis was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1944 to Ruth and Nathan Ramis, two shop owners on Chicago's West Side. Staunchly loyal to the Chicago area, Ramis has lived there for...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

June 15th, 2009 9:02am EDT
Year One
I finally got around to seeing "Terminator Salvation," and I must admit I wasn't terribly impressed. Overall the film was better than "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines," but that doesn't say a whole lot because "T3" was pretty bad. Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin were great, while Christian Bale gave an okay performance. I was expecting a more epic movie considering all its hype.

This week there are five films premiering: "Year One," "The Proposal," "Whatever Works," "Food Inc," and "Dead Snow." There are three I think are worth seeing, and two I think you should wait to rent.
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25 Surprise Celebrity Deaths That Rocked Us All

April 7th, 2009 9:10am EDT
Natasha Richardson
Actress Natasha Richardson's unexpected death in a skiing accident late last month stunned and saddened the public. The usually overzealous media even seemed to tread lightly, gently reporting a story it never expected to tell. For a culture that values and admires celebrity, the death of vibrant public figures with potential yet to fulfill serves as a harsh reminder that despite glamour, talent and seemingly charmed lives, all of us are mortal. Whether on screens big or small, over the radio airwaves or in bright vivid color on canvas, the sudden passing of an entertainer can feel like the...
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Vin Diesel & Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' Muscle Cars On Display At Universal Studios

March 13th, 2009 12:19pm EDT
Fast & Furious Cars
The high-octane muscle cars featured in Universal Pictures' upcoming action-thriller Fast & Furious are on display exclusively at Universal Studios Hollywood as The Entertainment Capital of L.A. adds the exotic street racers to its world-renowned collection of authentic movie picture cars and props.

The 1987 Buick Grand National and a 2009 Subaru WRX STI that are driven by the stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker are parked inside the theme park within arm's reach of fans and car aficionados.

1987 Buick Grand National -- driven by "Fast & Furious" star, Vin Diesel

Photo: J...
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Is It OK To Dislike Caddyshack?

January 5th, 2009 12:00pm EST
Caddyshack
Caddyshack isn't that good, and it's not very funny. If you're 9 out of 10 red blooded American men, that last sentence just infuriated you like I just made slanderous remarks about your grandmother. I've never met your grandmother, but I have seen Caddyshack - and it kind of sucks. My editors were quick to advise me that although they were giving me the go-ahead on this piece, they would have to include a bigger than usual disclaimer saying that the opinions expressed are solely that of Matthew J. Swanson. I'll tell you that right now, too: it is just my opinion, but it happens to be t...
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A Girl, A Guy, & A Knife: The 30th Anniversary of 'Halloween'

October 25th, 2008 9:52am EDT
Halloween
It was October 25, 1978. Laverne and Shirley, Charlie's Angels and MASH were in the top ten TV shows. Movie theater prices were about $2.50. John Travolta and Olivia Newton John were star-crossed lovers in Grease, and John Belushi was acting a fool at school in Animal House.

Then He Came Home.

Halloween, one of the best and scariest movies of all time - if not the scariest - premiered in selected cities across the country. This independent film had one basic premise: a maniacal killer stalks teenagers on Halloween night. It is said to be one of the most effective horror movies ev...
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Top 10 Things College Kids Can't Live Without

September 26th, 2008 9:42am EDT
Animal House
For the majority of college kids, it's all about partying, trying to maintain a budget, finding your niche on campus and procrastinating school work so much that you find yourself pulling at least three all night-ers a month. No matter what state your college is in, how large the university is, or what background you come from you will need some essential things before you embark on this new journey in life. Whether it is for school, social or living purposes, these are the most important things college kids can't live without.

Beer - It's as much of a college essential as extra lon...
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Slideshow: Guess The College Party Animal

August 25th, 2008 9:09am EDT
College
College (opening Aug. 29) is the story of three high school seniors (Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell and Kevin Covais) who visit a local college campus as prospective freshman anticipating the best weekend of their lives. Once there, the rowdiest fraternity on campus decides to recruit the boys as pledges, subjecting them to endless humiliations.

Some college films becomes classics. In honor of the latest film about one's informative years, read the following quotes and guess the movie and character. Then click the next page to see the answer. Good luck!

Quote #1

"Well, here...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should There Be A Separate Comedic Category For The Academy Awards?

February 13th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Think of your favorite comedies. Whether it be Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Caddyshack, Animal House, or recent films like Dumb and Dumber, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin or Borat, they all have something in common. Each film boasts incredible performances, and the Academy has not recognized any of them. How is this fair? Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller - all the successful comic actors should get their due.

It is equally hard to create a great comedy as it is to make a gripping drama. The Golden Globes have a separate category for comedic perfo...
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'Thriller-25th Anniversary Edition': A Piece Of History Repackaged & Better Than Ever

February 6th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Michael Jackson
1982 was an unforgettable year that gave theater lovers a bite of alien encounters in science fiction film "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and one of the biggest selling albums of all time: "Thriller."

At 25 years old, Michael Jackson released his sixth solo album, "Thriller." Although it was released in 1982, the nine-track album that contained seven hit singles including "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and "Thriller" wouldn't see its massive dominance and appeal come into full fruition until 1983.

Released on Epic Records and co-produced by legendary producer Quincy Jones, the album sold...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 31

December 31st, 2007 3:00am EST
Val Kilmer
Happy Birthday to New Kid Joey McIntyre (1972), Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (1963), Wonderland star Val Kilmer (1959), stage and screen actress Bebe Neuwirth (1958), rocker George Thorogood (1951), disco queen Donna Summer (1948), Animal House actor Tim Matheson (1947), lead singer of The Guess Who Burton Cummings (1947), Ray director Taylor Hackford (1944), "Gandhi" actor Ben Kingsley (1943), country/folk musician John Denver (1943; d. 1997), Hannibal Lecter actor Anthony Hopkins (1937), and French Fauve painter Henri Matisse (1869; d. 1954).
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Starpulse Q&A: Chit-Chat With the 'TalkShow' Host Spike Feresten

November 9th, 2007 3:56pm EST
Spike Feresten
Growing up, Spike Feresten's father gave him an education in comedy, fostering in him a craving for all things funny. Feresten sought humor in school, employing it in his assignments and in his reign as a class clown, thinking up ingenious pranks that he instructed his minions to carry out, managing his flock like the head of a Fortune 500 company. Feresten's wit eventually led him to a career as a television writer, where he worked for Letterman, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Now Spike is in charge of his own show, the hilarious and inspired Talkshow with Spike Fe...
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Maxim.com's 'Hilarious Movie T-Shirts'

July 18th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Animal House
Sometimes a movie's wittiest dialog is on its characters' T-shirts. Check out Maxim.com's feature on those classic catchphrases that began on the cotton crewnecks of countless crazy characters!

Here are our favorites...

Number 7: Nigel Tufnel's (Christopher Guest) glowing green skeleton rib-cage t-shirt in This Is Spinal Tap. You don't have to overthink this whole "rock star" thing. Forget your foil-covered zucchini or your leather straps-just slap on a shirt like this that screams, "Tonight I´m gonna rock you tonight."

Number 3: Booger's (Curtis Armstrong) classic 'Gimme Head 'Ti...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 24

February 24th, 2007 3:00am EST
Edward James Olmos
Happy Birthday to Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt (1981), quarterback Jeff Garcia (1970), late comedian Mitch Hedberg (1968; d. 2005), "Titanic" actor Billy Zane (1966), singer Michelle Shocked (1962), musician Sammy Kershaw (1958), "Battlestar Galactica" commander Edward James Olmos (1947), English musician Rupert Holmes (1947), "Spin City" actor Barry Bostwick (1945), "Uncle" Junior Soprano Dominic Chianese (1931), "Animal House" dean John Vernon (1932; d. 2005), "Law & Order" actor Steven Hill (1922), 'living' actor Abe Vigoda (1921), screen actor Zachary Scott (1914; d. 1965), '...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 24

January 24th, 2007 3:00am EST
Mischa Barton
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" actor Ricky Ullman (1986), star of "The O.C." Mischa Barton (1986), American actress/singer Tatyana Ali (1979), "Scooby Doo" actor Matthew Lillard (1970), American gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968), Dream Theater bassist John Myung (1963), German actress Nastassja Kinski (1959), British musician Jools Holland (1958), "Animal House" actor/comedian John Belushi (1949; d. 1982), singer/songwriter Warren Zevon (1947; d. 2003), American actress Sharon Tate (1943; d. 1969), American singers Aaron Neville and Neil Diamond (1941), parody singer Ray Stevens (1939), "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 31

December 31st, 2006 3:00am EST
Anthony Hopkins
Happy Birthday to New Kid Joey McIntyre (1972), Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (1963), Wonderland star Val Kilmer (1959), stage and screen actress Bebe Neuwirth (1958), rocker George Thorogood (1951), disco queen Donna Summer (1948), Animal House actor Tim Matheson (1947), lead singer of The Guess Who Burton Cummings (1947), Ray director Taylor Hackford (1944), "Gandhi" actor Ben Kingsley (1943), country/folk musician John Denver (1943; d. 1997), Hannibal Lecter actor Anthony Hopkins (1937), and French Fauve painter Henri Matisse (1869; d. 1954).
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Paris Hilton Stars in National Lampoon's "Pledge This!"

December 17th, 2006 1:00pm EST
Pledge This
School's starting and the boys are hot and ready for a new crop of girls. At South Beach University, Gloria (Paula Garces, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle) and her naive freshman friends join a whirlwind tour where anything goes - free love, girl on girl action and much more. Life becomes a series of hilarious adventures from condom roundups to naked parties. But when Victoria (Paris Hilton, The Simple Life), the queen of mean, declares war on the freshman, things really get hot.

Pledge This! is a hilarious comedy in the over-the-top tradition of National Lampoon comedies like A...
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The Top 10 Sweatshirt Movies Of All Time Are ...

August 15th, 2006 2:57pm EDT
Animal House
Standing triumphantly at the top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in a sweatshirt, Rocky Balboa makes Rocky the number-one “sweatshirt movie of all-time.” The top 10 list was announced as part of the 80th birthday celebration of the invention of the sweatshirt.

The selection was made by Russell Athletic, the company that produced the first sweatshirt and has been the market leader for more than 80 years. The Top Ten Sweatshirt Movies (with

comments from Alex Hodges, vice president of marketing of Russell Athletic) are:

1. Rocky. "There was really no debate. Roc...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 24

February 24th, 2006 3:00am EST
Edward James Olmos
Happy Birthday to Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt (1981), quarterback Jeff Garcia (1970), late comedian Mitch Hedberg (1968; d. 2005), "Titanic" actor Billy Zane (1966), singer Michelle Shocked (1962), musician Sammy Kershaw (1958), "Battlestar Galactica" commander Edward James Olmos (1947), English musician Rupert Holmes (1947), "Spin City" actor Barry Bostwick (1945), "Uncle" Junior Soprano Dominic Chianese (1931), "Animal House" dean John Vernon (1932; d. 2005), "Law & Order" actor Steven Hill (1922), 'living' actor Abe Vigoda (1921), screen actor Zachary Scott (1914; d. 1965), '...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Jan. 24

January 24th, 2006 3:00am EST
Mischa Barton
Happy Birthday to "That's So Raven" actor Ricky Ullman (1986), star of "The O.C." Mischa Barton (1986), American actress/singer Tatyana Ali (1979), "Scooby Doo" actor Matthew Lillard (1970), American gymnast Mary Lou Retton (1968), Dream Theater bassist John Myung (1963), German actress Nastassja Kinski (1959), British musician Jools Holland (1958), "Animal House" actor/comedian John Belushi (1949; d. 1982), singer/songwriter Warren Zevon (1947; d. 2003), American actress Sharon Tate (1943; d. 1969), American singers Aaron Neville and Neil Diamond (1941), parody singer Ray Stevens (1939), "...
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Celebrity Birthdays, December 31

December 31st, 2005 3:00am EST
Anthony Hopkins
Happy Birthday to New Kid Joey McIntyre (1972), Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (1963), Wonderland star Val Kilmer (1959), stage and screen actress Bebe Neuwirth (1958), rocker George Thorogood (1951), disco queen Donna Summer (1948), Animal House actor Tim Matheson (1947), lead singer of The Guess Who Burton Cummings (1947), Ray director Taylor Hackford (1944), "Gandhi" actor Ben Kingsley (1943), country/folk musician John Denver (1943; d. 1997), Hannibal Lecter actor Anthony Hopkins (1937), and French Fauve painter Henri Matisse (1869; d. 1954).
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Survey Says: Fans Would Love To Attend a Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Wedding

December 1st, 2005 2:58pm EST
Angelina Jolie
According to a new poll from Bravo and Star magazine, Brad and Angelina's wedding would be the party most people would like to attend, and they would be thrilled to see Cameron Diaz jumping out of their birthday cake. The "Party/Party" Poll of 1,000 people had some other interesting results ...

No surprise: The "Brangelina" wedding is the hottest ticket in town, with nearly half of the respondents choosing their wedding as the one they would most like to be a guest at. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes came in with only 25%, just ahead of Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi (18%). Christina...
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