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Comfort Movies We Can Watch Again And Again

October 5th, 2014 3:05pm EDT
Comfort Movies We Can Watch Again And Again
You’ve heard of comfort food, but comfort movies? They’re the movies you watch when you’re home alone and sad, or hungover from the night before and need something stomach settling, or maybe they’re on TV, one of your favorites, and there’s no way you’re changing the channel! Your comfort movies are one of the few things that will never change (well, unless you’re Episodes IV through VI of Star Wars because George Lucas is the devil) in this life. They’re the old friends you can always depend on to, well, comfort you.

After an informal survey, we noticed several of the same flicks were nam...
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Check Out 'Best In Show,' Now On Blu-ray

February 22nd, 2013 6:38am EST
Best In Show on blu-ray
Director Christopher Guest's semi-improvised comedy "Best In Show" casts a satirical gaze on the world of championship dog breeding and training.

A television crew is on hand to document the prestigious Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show, and competition is fierce among the canine devotees vying for top honors. Salesman Gerry Fleck (Eugene Levy), who is cursed with two left feet (literally), and his wife Cookie (Catherine O'Hara) have entered their Norwich terrier "Winky" in competition. Wealthy and neurotic Meg Swan (Parker Posey) and her husband Hamilton (Michael Hitchcock) are on hand with...
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'Valentine's Day' & Other Movies With Star-Studded Casts

February 12th, 2010 2:50pm EST
He
Ah, Valentine's Day weekend, the perfect time for Hollywood to embrace the mainstream audience by giving them cheesy and wonderful romantic comedies to prepare for the big day of love. This year the aptly named "Valentine's Day" is perfectly timed to get big notice, but one of the first things that impresses viewers is seeing the celebrity cast involved. It seems like almost every major actor is involved with this project, including Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, and on and on with at least ten other ...
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Slideshow: Meet The Cast of FOX's Critically Acclaimed 'Glee'

November 4th, 2009 10:00am EST
The Cast of Glee
Have you met the cast of Glee yet? This diverse group of oddballs is not only fun and entertaining but completely contagious. The shows rabid base of viewers has also taken to downloading their songs. Recently their rendition of 'Don't Stop Believin' went gold with over 500,000 downloads for that song alone and now an album "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" is available as well.

Take a minute to meet the cast and tune into FOX Wednesdays 8/7c.

Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri:

Jessalyn Gilsig had the distinction of simultaneously starring in two of television’s most acclaimed drama series: Golde...
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Faux Documentaries Entertain Film & TV Audiences

August 5th, 2009 11:52am EDT
Bruno
Documentary films, the traditional kind that the average person simply ignores, have long since given way to the popular faux documentary. These films, unlike their parent genre, have been and continue to be wildly successful. In fact, they are now so tightly woven into our culture that we truly forget what they are.

Christopher Guest's films Best in Show, For Your Consideration, and A Mighty Wind were all based on a fake, typically unseen camera crew following a group during or to an event. Sacha Baron Cohen also took this approach, with an obviously irreverent tone, with Da Ali G S...
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Exclusive: John Michael Higgins Talks 'The Ugly Truth,' 'Best In Show,' 'Arrested Development' And His David Letterman Experience

July 22nd, 2009 5:09pm EDT
John Michael Higgins
It's possible you don't recognize the name John Michael Higgins -- as he even points out in this interview -- but everyone has seen him in something. John Michael Higgins joins us to discuss his two upcoming films -- "The Ugly Truth" and "Couples Retreat" -- plus speculate on the return of his "Arrested Development" character, Wayne Jarvis, in a possible feature film. He also takes a look back at his roles in "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind" and poignantly discusses what was not the happiest time in his life: Portraying the most powerful man in late night television, David Letterman, in H...
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Mark-Paul Gosselaar On 'Raising The Bar,' 'NYPD Blue,' & A 'Saved By The Bell' Reunion

May 27th, 2009 9:49am EDT
Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mark-Paul Gosselaar joins us to discuss the second season of "Raising the Bar" (premiering June 8 at 10 pm on TNT), his time on "NYPD Blue," the Jimmy Fallon "Saved By The Bell" reunion and also tries to wrap his head around a question that he's never heard before: How three Indiana junior high school students (on "Good Morning, Miss Bliss"/"Saved by the Bell: The Junior High Years") could all, a year later, find themselves living in California for their freshman year of high school, along with their junior high principal, with no explanation.

Mike: The first question would usually be,...
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Spinal Tap 'Back From The Dead' With New Album June 16

May 4th, 2009 10:27am EDT
Spinal Tap
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the cult classic film 'This is Spinal Tap and now England's Loudest Heavy Metal Band, Spinal Tap, is celebrating with the release of their first new album in almost two decades, Back From The Dead (The Label Industry Records/Artist2Market/INgrooves), due out Tuesday, June 16. Spinal Tap's last album was 1992's Break Like The Wind.

On Back From the Dead, Tap members David St. Hubbins, Nigel Tufnel and Derek Smalls unearth their long-self-suppressed studio versions of the classic songs from the movie This is Spinal Tap, as well as six new addition...
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Live Out Your Rock 'N Roll Inner Dreams With 'The Rocker' On DVD And Blu-Ray Jan. 27

January 7th, 2009 6:00pm EST
The Rocker
Opportunity rocks! School of Rock meets Spinal Tap in the "flat-out funny" (Richard Roeper, "At The Movies") comedy for the rock star in everyone as The Rocker takes center stage on DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) January 27th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Rainn Wilson (The Office, Juno) drums up huge laughs in "the surprise comedy of the summer" (Ben Lyons, E!) as Robert "Fish" Fishman, a man living in a rock 'n' roll dream…but waking up in a midlife crisis! After being kicked out of '80s metal band Vesuvius just before they hit superstardom, "Fish" spends the next 20 years in r...
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The News Hits The Fan In 'Back To You'; Season One On DVD Oct. 14

October 3rd, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Back To You
Breaking news . . . the first season of the uproarious workplace sitcom Back To You Season One debuts on DVD October 14thfrom Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Directed by James Burrows, the multiple Emmy® Award-winning force behind Friends and Cheers, Back To You follows two bickering co-anchors Chuck Darling (Kelsey Grammer; Frasier) and Kelly Carr (Patricia Heaton; Everybody Loves Raymond) who share a past and are now forced to share an anchor desk.

Ten years after conquering Pittsburgh TV, Chuck returns home after a disastrous career turn in Los Angeles. Desperate ...
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Jennifer Coolidge Guest Stars On 'The Closer'

July 16th, 2008 12:12pm EDT
Jennifer Coolidge
Jennifer Coolidge, who has delighted fans with her pitch-perfect comic timing in such movies as American Pie, Best in Show and Legally Blonde, has been cast to guest star in an upcoming episode of TNT's hit series "The Closer."

In the episode entitled "Dial M for Provenza," Coolidge plays Angie Serabian, a none-too-bright woman married to the rich owner of a car dealership who winds up ensnared in an undercover sting operation.

"Dial M for Provenza" not only provides a great showcase for Coolidge but also for veteran actor G.W. Bailey as Lt. Provenza, whose unfortunate luck once a...
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Our Favorite Canadian Actors

July 3rd, 2008 9:47am EDT
Pamela Anderson
Given that the United States and Canada closely share days of pride in their country on the calendar, it seemed only logical to single out the many wonderful people that our neighbors to the north have proudly shared for all to enjoy. Following are some of the many comedic, talented, and gorgeous celebrity men and women that call Canada "home."

THE GENTLEMAN

Dan Aykroyd

Born in Ottawa, Ontario on July 1 (Canada Day!), Aykroyd's face has been seen on many a movie screen. He started his comedy with Second City Stage Troupe in Toronto and moved on to pursue an acting caree...
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The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

May 7th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....
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There May Be Cracks, But The Comedy Glass Ceiling Still Exists For Women

March 14th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Parker Posey
In this town (Los Angeles) and this industry (entertainment), there are a handful of strong, intelligent, funny women who - once they finally broke onto the radar - have worked consistently in equally strong, intelligent, funny roles.

After reading this month's "Who Says Women Aren't Funny" issue of Vanity Fair, it is impossible not to notice just how many beyond the current "it" girls of comedy were left off that list (which included funnygirls such as Tina Fey, Sarah Silverman and Amy Poehler). This is an attempt to rectify that and garner them the recognition they so rightly dese...
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2007 TV Year In Review: The Worst

December 29th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Cavemen
Compounded by the writers strike, TV suffered this year. Shows that should have been pulled weren't, and not one new series became a breakout hit.

The Worst:

"Sportscenter" - What was once one of the funniest and hippest half-hours on television has now become the most exhausting hour (and sometimes 90-minutes) you'll spend in front of the tube. Somewhere along the line, somebody at ESPN got the idea that viewers cared more about watching the anchors and analysts than they did about seeing highlights and scores.

This has led to the self-aggrandizing spectacle currently be...
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Margaret Cho's Creative Resurgence Spawns New Movie, Tour, TV Shows And A Burlesque Revue

April 15th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Margaret Cho
Comedian and actress Margaret Cho is happy to be experiencing a creative resurgence. In addition to her busy tour schedule, Cho also maintains an award winning blog, has taken up bellydancing, and recently started hosting her own variety show, The Sensuous Woman. Featuring a stellar lineup of comedians, bellydancers and burlesque superstars, The Sensuous Woman has been playing monthly in Los Angeles and San Francisco and is being developed for an off-broadway run in the fall. Margaret says, "There's a lot of gender swapping and gender play. It's the gayest show you could have with women st...
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"Superman Returns" Soundtrack In Stores June 27; Listen To The Entire Album Right Here!

June 20th, 2006 1:47pm EDT
Superman Returns
The thrilling and dramatic score from Superman Returns, the highly anticipated film featuring the Man of Steel's latest heroic adventure, arrives in stores June 27, with nearly an hour of music from award-winning composer John Ottman (Fantastic Four, X2). The score album will be enhanced with an exclusive video interview with the film's director, Bryan Singer (X2: X-Men United, X-Men, The Usual Suspects), a featurette on the making of the score and two trailers for the film.

- Win a copy of the soundtrack from Starpulse.com (contest ends July 12)

Recorded with a 97-piece orchestr...
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Patrick Cranshaw Passes Away at 86

December 31st, 2005 11:28pm EST
Old School
Patrick Cranshaw, who skyrocketed into cult fame after playing the old initiate Blue in "Old School" before dying (in the movie) and Will Ferrell singing "Dust in the Wind" at his funeral, died at the age of 86 in his home in Fort Worth, Texas.

His movie credits include: Herbie: Fully Loaded, Bubble Boy, Best in Show and Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
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